hp
photosmart
930
series
digital
camera
user's manual
user's manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1:
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Camera parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Attaching the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning on power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Understanding the status screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Restoring previous settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Choosing the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Camera states and menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and recording video clips . . . .22
Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Recording audio with still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recording video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Taking self-timer pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the focus brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using focus lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using live view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting the focus range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Setting the exposure mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using exposure compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the capture menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Help for the menu options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
AE metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
ISO speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Red-eye reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and video clips . . . . . . . . . .49
Using playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the playback menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Play/Record audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Record audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Magnify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Image info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Using the share menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using hp instant share to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Using the hp instant share e-mail service . . . . . . . . . .62
Adding e-mail addresses and
group distribution lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Selecting images to be e-mailed . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Chapter 5:
Unloading and printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Unloading to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Camera sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Date & time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
USB configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
TV configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Problems and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Resetting the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Error messages on the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Error messages on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Getting assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
HP accessibility website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
HP photosmart website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Support process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Phone support in the United States . . . . . . . . . . .95
Phone support in Europe, the Middle East,
and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Other phone support worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . .98
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Appendix A:
Batteries and camera accessories . . . . . . . . . .100
Managing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rechargeable batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Power conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Purchasing camera accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendix B:
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Memory card capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Chapter 1:
Getting started
Congratulations on your purchase of this digital camera! Your
new camera has many features to enhance your picture-taking
experience, including HP Instant ShareTM, direct printing
capability, manual and automatic controls, on-camera Help,
and an optional camera dock.
With HP Instant Share, you can easily select pictures on your
camera to e-mail or print automatically the next time you
connect the camera to your computer. So, within minutes, your
friends and family can be viewing your pictures without
burdening them with large e-mail attachments. Or you can use
the direct printing capability with any HP Photosmart printer or
other select HP printer without ever connecting to your
computer. What a great way to keep others close while you
capture precious memories!
To further enhance your experience, you may purchase an
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock (see page 103). The
camera dock allows you to easily download images to a
computer, send images to a printer or television, and recharge
the camera batteries.
NOTE A dock insert is included in your
camera box which enables your
camera (and others of the same
model) to use the HP camera dock.
Please do not use the dock insert
without the camera dock and do not discard it. See the
HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual for instructions on
using the dock insert with the camera dock.
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Camera parts
NOTE Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names
for more information about those parts.
2
1
13
12
3
4
11
5
10
9
8
7
6
# Name
Description
1
Turns the camera power on and off
ON/OFF
switch (page 17)
2 Zoom lever with
Zoom Out
and Zoom In
controls
(page 35)
Zooms out the lens to the wide angle
position, and zooms in the lens to the
telephoto position
3 Wrist strap
Allows you to attach a wrist strap
mount (page 15)
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# Name
Description
4 Power/Memory
light (page 17)
Solid—camera is on
Fast blinking—camera is writing to the
memory card
Slow blinking—camera is off and is
charging the batteries
Off—camera is off
5 Memory card
door (page 16)
Allows you access to insert or remove
the memory card
6 OK button
(pages 36, 51)
Allows you to display the Capture
and Playback menus and to select
menu options on the Image Display
7
Allows you to move through menus
Controller
with
and and images on the Image Display
buttons
8
Turns the Share menu on and off the
/ Share
button (page 60) Image Display
9
Turns Playback on and off the Image
Playback
button (page 49) Display
10
Turns Live View on and off the Image
Live View
button (page 28) Display
11 Image Display
(page 28)
10
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all
the menus
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# Name
Description
12 Viewfinder
(page 22)
Allows you to frame the subject of your
picture or video clip
13 Viewfinder lights:
is solid red—video is recording
Video and
AF/ is solid green—after you
AF/ Auto
pressed the Shutter button halfway
Exposure/Auto
down, the camera is ready (auto
Focus and Flash
exposure and auto focus are locked,
and the flash is ready)
AF/ is blinking green—either a
focus error occurred when you pressed
the Shutter button halfway down, the
flash is charging, or the camera is
processing a picture (see the following
NOTE)
Both
and AF/ are blinking—an
error has occurred, for example, the
memory card is full or there is no
memory card in the camera (see the
following NOTE)
NOTE If an error prevents a picture
from being taken, then an error
message will display on the
Image Display. See Error
messages on the camera on
page 84.
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1
8
#
Name
1 Focus button
(page 30)
7
2
6
4
3
5
Description
Allows you to select the Macro
focus range setting (to take close-up
pictures), or the Infinity
focus range
setting (to take pictures of distant
objects and landscapes)
2 Focus lights:
Lights solid when you select the
Macro and Macro
or the Infinity
focus
Infinity focus range setting
(page 30)
3 Speaker
Plays camera sounds and audio clips
4 Shutter button Takes a picture and records audio
(pages 22, 25)
5
12
Video
button
(page 24)
Starts and stops recording a video clip
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#
Name
Description
6 Flash lights:
Flash Off,
Flash On,
and
Night
(page 33)
Lights solid when you select the Flash
Off , Flash On , or Night
flash setting
7 Flash button
(page 33)
Allows you to select the Flash Off ,
Flash On , or Night
flash setting
8 Exposure Mode Allows you to select the exposure mode
dial with
Action,
Landscape,
Portrait,
Auto, and
Av Aperture
Priority settings
(page 31)
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1
2
3
4
5
8
7
6
# Name
Description
1 Microphone
(page 23)
Records audio clips
2 Self-Timer light
(page 25)
Blinks during the 10-second
countdown before taking a picture
when Self-Timer in the Capture menu
is set to On or On - 2 shots. When set
to On - 2 shots, blinks during the
additional time between the first and
second shots.
3 Flash (page 33)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking
4 USB connector
(pages 67, 68)
Allows you to connect a USB cable
from the camera to a USB-enabled
computer or printer
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# Name
Description
5 Power adapter
connector
(page 104)
Allows you to connect an optional
HP AC power adapter to the camera to
either operate the camera without
batteries, or recharge the batteries in
the camera
6 Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera to
a tripod
7 Camera dock
connector
(page 103)
Allows you to connect the camera to
the optional HP 8886 camera dock
8 Battery door
(page 16)
Allows access to insert and remove
the batteries
Setup
Attaching the wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the
wrist strap mount on the side
of the camera as shown.
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Installing the batteries
1 Open the battery door on
the bottom of the camera.
2 Insert the batteries as
indicated inside the door.
3 Close the battery door.
NOTE For more information about batteries, see Managing
batteries on page 100. You can also use an optional HP
AC power adapter to power the camera and recharge
batteries in the camera. For more information about the
HP AC power adapter, see Purchasing camera accessories
on page 103.
Installing the memory card
1 With the camera turned off and
the back of the camera facing you,
open the memory card door by
sliding the door to the right.
2 Insert the memory card, making
sure that it snaps into place.
3 Close the memory card door.
To remove the memory card, first
make sure the camera is turned off.
Open the memory card door, then
push the memory card in and it will
spring outward from the connector.
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Turning on power
Turn the camera on by sliding the
ON/OFF switch to the right and
then releasing it.
The lens extends, the Image Display
turns on, and the Power/Memory
light turns on solid.
Understanding the status screen
When you turn on the camera, the HP logo screen and then the
status screen display for a few seconds on the Image Display.
The main part of the status screen
shows the current focus, flash,
Resolution, and Compression
settings, as well as the battery level
and pictures remaining count. Any
non-default Capture menu settings
are also shown across the top of the
status screen.
The status screen is also displayed for a few seconds any time
you change the focus range, exposure mode, or flash settings
on the camera. (See Setting the focus range on page 30,
Setting the exposure mode on page 31, and Setting the flash
on page 33.)
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Restoring previous settings
Some of the settings that you can change in the camera menus
do not remain set after you turn the camera off. However, you
can restore the settings from the last time the camera was on
and had at least one non-default setting (which could actually
be several power cycles ago) by holding down the OK button
while also sliding the ON/OFF switch to turn the camera on.
The restored settings are then displayed across the top of the
status screen. (See the previous section.)
Choosing the language
The first time you turn the camera on, the following screen
appears and prompts you to choose a language.
1 Scroll to the language that you
want by using the
buttons
on the Controller
.
2 Press the OK button to select the
highlighted language.
Setting the date and time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which
you take each picture. The first time you turn the camera on, the
following screen appears after you choose the language.
1 Adjust the value of the
highlighted selection by
using the
buttons.
2 Press the
buttons to move to
the other selections.
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Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the correct date, time, and date/
time format are set.
NOTE In the date/time format, mm=month, dd=day, and
yyyy=year.
3 Press the OK button when the proper values are entered.
The Image Display then turns off.
Installing the software
The camera software allows you to unload images from the
camera, view them, print them, and e-mail them. It also allows
you to configure the Share menu on the camera.
See Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 59 for
information about configuring the Share menu on the
camera, and Chapter 5: Unloading and printing images on
page 67 for information about connecting the camera to a
computer or printer.
NOTE Copies of this User’s Manual are located on the HP
Photo & Imaging software CD. Look in the \docs\Readme
file on the CD to see where the manual in your language
is located.
Windows
NOTE For the HP Instant Share component of the HP Photo &
Imaging software to function properly on your Windows
computer, you must have installed at least Internet Explorer
5.01 on Windows 2000 or XP, or Internet Explorer 5.01
Service Pack 2 on Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.
1 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer. The installation window
automatically appears.
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NOTE If the installation window does not appear, click Start,
and then click Run. Type X:\Setup.exe, where X is the
letter of your CD drive.
2 Click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the software.
Your Windows CD may also include bonus software from other
manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Click Start, click Run, and in the Open box, type
X:\Bonus\setup.exe (where X is the letter of your CD drive).
2 Click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the bonus software.
Macintosh
1 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer.
2 Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
3 Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
NOTE Before you can unload images from the camera to a
Macintosh computer, you must first change the USB
Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu on
the camera. See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on
page 70, and then see USB configuration on page 72.
Your Macintosh CD may also include bonus software from
other manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Double-click the Bonus folder icon.
2 Double-click the installer icon for the bonus software.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
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Camera states and menus
Your camera has three main states that allow you to complete
certain tasks. Each of these states has an associated menu you
can use to adjust camera settings or perform tasks in that state.
z
Capture—Allows you to take still pictures and record video
clips. For information on using Capture, see Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and recording video clips on page 22.
z
Playback—Allows you to review the still images and video
clips that you capture. For information on using Playback,
see Chapter 3: Reviewing images and video clips on
page 49.
z
Share—Allows you to use the HP Instant Share technology
to select images in the camera that will be automatically
processed later when the camera is connected to your
computer or to a compatible, USB-enabled HP printer. For
information on using Share, see Chapter 4: Using hp instant
share on page 59.
Your camera also has a fourth menu, the Setup menu, which
allows you to adjust a number of camera settings. For
information on using the Setup menu, see Chapter 6: Using the
setup menu on page 70.
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Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and
recording video clips
Taking still pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display. For
example, if a menu is currently displayed when you press the
Shutter button, the menu will be canceled, and the camera will
take a picture.
To take a still picture:
1 Frame the subject for your
picture in the viewfinder.
2 Hold the camera steady and
press the Shutter button
halfway down. The camera
measures and then locks the
focus and exposure.
3 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture. You will hear a shutter click when the camera takes
the picture.
After the picture is taken, the image is displayed for several
seconds in Instant Review on the Image Display. You can
delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the
OK button.
You can use Playback to review the pictures you have taken.
See Using playback on page 49.
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NOTE If you release the Shutter button only halfway after
taking a picture, the focus and exposure measurements
from the previous picture are retained. You can then press
the Shutter button all the way down again and take
another picture with the same focus and exposure as the
previous picture. You can continue to do this to capture a
sequence of pictures using the same focus and exposure.
This is helpful when rapidly taking pictures and for
capturing panoramas.
Recording audio with still
pictures
You can record audio clips that are attached to the still
pictures you take. An audio clip can be a maximum of
60 seconds long.
The following procedure explains how to record an audio clip
while you are taking a still picture. You can also record an
audio clip later to attach to a still image by using the Record
Audio menu option in the Playback menu. See Using the
playback menu on page 51, and then see Record audio on
page 54.
1 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
2 Continue to hold the Shutter button down to start recording
the audio clip. Instant Review remains on the Image Display,
and a microphone icon and audio counter appear on the
Image Display as well.
3 Release the Shutter button to stop recording audio.
NOTE You must hold the Shutter button down for longer than
2 seconds after the picture is taken to have the recorded
audio saved. Otherwise, it is discarded.
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Audio recording stops when you release the Shutter button, the
maximum audio clip length of 60 seconds is reached, or the
memory card is full, whichever comes first. After recording has
stopped, the image is displayed for several seconds in Instant
Review on the Image Display. You can delete the image and
the audio clip that is attached to the image during Instant
Review by pressing the OK button.
You can use Playback to review the audio clips you have
recorded. See Using playback on page 49.
NOTE If you are unhappy with an audio clip you record, you
can delete just the audio clip (not the still image to which it
is attached) by using the Audio Only option in the Delete
sub-menu of the Playback menu. See Delete on page 55.
Recording video clips
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
A video clip includes audio and can be up to 2 minutes long.
1 Frame the subject for your
video in the viewfinder.
2 Press and release the Video
button to start recording
video. The Video
viewfinder light turns on
solid red. If Live View is on
when the camera starts
recording, REC and a video counter appear on the Image
Display. See Using live view on page 28.
3 Press and release the Video
button again to stop
recording video.
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NOTE If you have set Self-Timer to On or On - 2 shots in the
Capture menu (see page 38), the camera will start
recording 10 seconds after you press the Video button.
However, with the On - 2 shots setting, the camera only
records one video clip.
The camera automatically stops recording when the maximum
video clip length of approximately 2 minutes is reached, or the
memory card is full, whichever comes first. After recording has
stopped, the first frame of the video clip and Processing...
appear on the Image Display. While it is processing, you can
delete the video clip by pressing the OK button.
You can use Playback to review the video clips you have taken.
See Using playback on page 49.
Taking self-timer pictures
You can also take still pictures using the Self-Timer settings in
the Capture menu.
1 Set Self-Timer to either On or On - 2 shots in the Capture
menu. See Using the capture menu on page 36, and then
see Self-timer on page 38.
2 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
3 Frame the subject for your picture in the viewfinder.
4 Press the Shutter button halfway down. The camera
measures and then locks the focus and exposure. The
camera will hold these settings for the 10 seconds until it
takes the picture.
NOTE If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down instead, the camera locks focus and exposure just
before the end of the 10-second countdown. This is useful
when one or more subjects will be entering the picture
during the 10-second countdown period.
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5 Press the Shutter button all the way down. A 10-second
countdown appears on the Image Display. The Self-Timer
light on the front of the camera blinks slowly for 7 seconds
and then quickly for the final 3 seconds before the camera
takes the picture. If you set Self-Timer to On - 2 shots, the
Self-Timer light blinks for a few more seconds until the
second picture is taken.
Using the focus brackets
The two brackets in the middle of the viewfinder or the Live
View screen (see Using live view on page 28) show the focus
region for the picture you are taking. When you press the
Shutter button halfway down, the camera uses this focus region
to measure and then lock the focus.
The focus brackets turn green in the Live View screen and the
AF/ viewfinder light turns on solid green when the image is
in focus and the camera can lock the focus. However, the focus
brackets turn red and the AF/ viewfinder light blinks green
when the camera is unable to focus.
If the focus brackets turn red and the viewfinder light blinks,
release the Shutter button, re-frame the subject for your picture,
and then press the Shutter button halfway down again. If the
focus brackets continue to turn red and the viewfinder light
continues to blink after several tries, the lighting may be too
low, or there may not be enough contrast in the focus region.
Try using Focus Lock. See Using focus lock on page 27.
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If the focus brackets turn red, the viewfinder light blinks, and
the Macro
icon blinks on the Image Display, either the
camera is set to the Macro
focus range but detects the focus
is farther away than the macro (close-up) range, or the camera
is set to the Normal focus range but detects the focus is closer
than the normal range. For more information, see Setting the
focus range on page 30.
NOTE When set to the Macro
focus range, the camera will
not take a picture if it cannot find focus. However, when
set to the Normal focus range (the default), the camera
will still take a picture if it cannot find focus.
Using focus lock
Focus Lock allows you to focus on a subject that is not in the
center of the picture, or to capture action shots more quickly by
pre-focusing in the area where action will occur. You can also
use Focus Lock to help achieve focus in low lighting or low
contrast situations.
1 Frame the subject for your picture within the focus brackets
in the viewfinder or in Live View. (See Using live view on
page 28.)
2 Press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the focus and
exposure.
3 Continue to hold the Shutter button halfway down while you
re-frame or adjust your subject for proper positioning.
4 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
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Using live view
The Image Display allows you to frame pictures and video clips
using Live View. To activate Live View on the Image Display,
press the Live View
button.
NOTE Using the Image Display consumes a lot of battery
power. To conserve batteries, use the viewfinder instead.
The following table describes the information that is displayed
in the Live View screen of the Image Display when the camera
settings are at their default values.
NOTE If you change other camera settings, icons for those
settings will also be displayed in the Live View screen.
2
3
4
5
1
6
#
Icon
1
A
2
or
Description
Auto flash setting
—Battery level (actual icon shown
depends on the state of your camera batteries;
see Managing batteries on page 100)
—AC power when using the optional
HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock
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3
4
5
6
Icon
12
Description
Pictures remaining on the memory card
(depends on how much space is remaining on
the memory card)
Compression setting (default is Better, which is
indicated by the two stars)
5MP Resolution setting (default is 5MP)
Focus brackets (see Using the focus brackets on
page 26)
NOTE The F-number and shutter speed also appear in the
Live View screen whenever you press the Shutter button
halfway down.
NOTE If the light is too low when taking a still picture using
Live View, a shaking hand
icon will display on the
Image Display. This cautions you that the picture you will
take is likely to be blurry due to the long exposure that will
be required. Therefore, you may want to use the flash (see
Setting the flash on page 33) or a tripod.
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Setting the focus range
The Focus button lets you toggle
between the three focus range
settings on the camera. Normal
is the default setting. The focus
range setting resets to Normal
when you turn the camera off.
To change the focus range setting, press the Focus button on
the top of the camera until the Macro
or Infinity
focus
light is lit. The default Normal focus range setting is selected
when neither focus light is lit. The following table describes
each of the focus range settings on the camera.
Icon
Setting
None Normal
Description
Use when taking pictures of subjects greater
than 0.5 m (19.7 in) away. Auto focus is
limited to a distance range of 0.5 m
(19.7 in) to infinity.
Macro
Use when taking close-up pictures of
subjects less than 0.5 m (19.7 in) away.
Auto focus is limited to a distance range of
0.14 to 0.7 m (5.5 to 27.6 in) at wide, and
0.4 to 0.7 m (15.7 - 27.6 in) at zoom
ranges greater than wide.
Infinity
Use when taking pictures of distant objects
and landscapes. Focus is fixed at infinity.
NOTE When set to the Macro
focus range, the camera will
not take a picture if it cannot find focus (the focus brackets
turn red in Live View and the AF/ viewfinder light blinks
green). However, when set to the Normal focus range, the
camera will still take a picture if it cannot find focus.
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Setting the exposure mode
NOTE The exposure mode setting does not apply when you
are recording video clips.
The Exposure Mode dial lets you
select between five exposure
modes for the still pictures you
take. The exposure mode setting
determines how the camera
selects the ISO speed, F-number
(aperture), and shutter speed for
the given scene brightness.
Simply turn the Exposure Mode dial to the setting you want.
The following table describes each of the exposure mode
settings on the camera.
Icon
Setting
Description
Auto
The camera automatically selects an
aperture and shutter speed.
Action
The camera biases toward faster shutter
speeds and higher ISO speeds to stop
action.
Landscape The camera biases toward smaller
apertures and lower ISO speeds for better
depth of focus and quality.
Portrait
Av Aperture
Priority
The camera biases toward wider apertures
to blur the background and uses lower
contrast for professional-looking portraits.
You select one of two specific apertures
(F-numbers) in Live View by using the
buttons. Then the camera selects
the appropriate shutter speed.
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NOTE When you set the exposure mode to Action
,
Landscape
, or Portrait , the ISO Speed menu option
is grayed-out in the Capture menu, and the camera
automatically selects the best ISO Speed setting.
NOTE If you set the exposure mode to Action and release
and then re-press the Shutter button all the way down
within 2 seconds after taking a picture, the camera takes
the next picture using the same focus and exposure
measurements as the previous picture. This allows you to
take multiple pictures in rapid succession without having to
wait for the camera to measure focus and exposure for
each picture.
Using exposure compensation
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use Exposure
Compensation to override the automatic exposure setting that
the camera makes. Exposure Compensation settings range
from -3.0 EV (Exposure Value) to reduce the exposure of the
image (darkening it), to +3.0 EV to increase the exposure of
the image (brightening it).
By default, Exposure Compensation
is set to 0 (zero) and no indication is
given on the Image Display. When
Live View is turned on and you press
the
buttons, a meter appears in
the middle of the Image Display,
and the Exposure Compensation
value is shown on the bottom of
the display.
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When you have not changed
Exposure Compensation for
2 seconds, the meter disappears,
but the value remains at the bottom
of the screen flanked by arrows
(unless it has been set to 0).
Exposure Compensation resets to
the default 0 (zero) setting when you
turn the camera off.
Setting the flash
NOTE The flash does not work while recording video clips.
The Flash button lets you toggle
between the four flash settings
on the camera. Auto A is the
default flash setting. The flash
setting resets to Auto when you
turn the camera off.
To change the flash setting,
press the Flash button on the top of the camera until the Flash
Off , Flash On , or Night
flash light is lit. The default
Auto A flash setting is selected when none of the three
flash lights is lit. The following table describes the different
flash settings.
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Icon
A
Setting
Description
Auto
The camera measures the available light
and fires the flash if necessary.
Flash Off
The camera will not fire the flash.
Flash On
The camera always fires the flash. If the
light is behind your subject, you can use
this setting to increase the light on the
front of your subject. (This is called
“fill-flash.”)
Night
The camera fires the flash to illuminate
objects in the foreground. It then
continues to expose as if the flash had not
fired to gather the background. This
setting only works when taking pictures of
still objects. You may also want to use a
tripod for better results.
NOTE With each of the flash settings, you can also set Redeye Reduction to On in the Capture menu. When Red-eye
Reduction is On, you will see the Red-eye Reduction
icon displayed with the icon for the flash setting in the
status screen and in Live View. To turn Red-eye Reduction
On, see Red-eye reduction on page 43.
NOTE Only the Flash Off
and Flash On settings are
available when you set the Exposure Mode dial to
Aperture Priority Av. See Setting the exposure mode on
page 31.
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Using zoom
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
Optical zoom
Press the Zoom Out
and
Zoom In controls on the Zoom
lever to move the lens between
wide angle and telephoto
positions (1x to 3x). If Live View
is on, a zoom indicator displays
at the bottom of the Image
Display to show you the current
zoom setting.
NOTE The zoom indicator in the Live View screen contains
a divider to show when you cross-over from optical to
digital zoom.
Digital zoom
NOTE For better results when using digital zoom, you may
want to use a tripod to minimize camera shake.
1 Press the Live View
button to turn on Live View.
2 Press the Zoom In control to optically zoom in to the
maximum level, then release the control.
3 Press the Zoom In control again
and hold it until you reach the
desired size in the Image Display.
A yellow cropping frame
surrounds the area of the image
that will be captured.
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The Resolution number on the right side of the screen also
becomes smaller as you digitally zoom. For example, 2.9
appears in place of 5 MP, indicating that the image is being
cropped down to a size of 2.9 Megapixels.
4 When the cropping frame is at the right size, press the
Shutter button to take the picture.
To turn digital zoom off and return to optical zoom, press the
Zoom Out
control until digital zooming stops. Release the
control, and then press the control again.
Using the capture menu
The Capture menu allows you to adjust various camera
settings that affect the qualities of the images and video clips
you capture with your camera, such as their exposure, color,
and resolution.
1 To display the Capture menu, press the OK button at any
time when the Image Display is turned off, or when Live
View is turned on in the Image Display.
Screen one
2 Use the
menu options.
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3 Either press the OK button to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to change
the setting for the highlighted option without going to its
sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
OK button to change the setting for the Capture menu
option.
NOTE When you highlight a menu option within a sub-menu,
a short Help description for that menu option is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
5 To exit the Capture menu, highlight the
MENU option and press the OK button.
EXIT CAPTURE
Help for the menu options
Help... is the last option in each of
the Capture sub-menus. The Help...
option provides information about
that Capture menu option and its
settings. For example, if you press
OK when Help... is highlighted in the
AE Metering sub-menu, the AE
Metering Help screen is displayed, as shown.
Use the
buttons to scroll through the Help screens. To
exit the Help and return to the particular Capture sub-menu,
press the OK button.
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Self-timer
If you press OK when the Self-Timer
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Self-Timer sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to turn the self-timer on and off.
When you set Self-Timer to either On
or On - 2 shots, the camera will take
a picture 10 seconds after you press the Shutter button all the
way down. If you set Self-Timer to On - 2 shots, the camera
will also take a second picture 3 seconds after the first picture
is taken.
Self-Timer is good for situations where you need to minimize
camera shake. For example, keeping the camera steady on a
tripod for a long exposure is easier if you use Self-Timer.
You can also use Self-Timer when recording video clips. The
camera will start recording video 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the On - 2 shots setting, the
camera only records one video clip.
The default Self-Timer setting is Off. The Self-Timer setting
resets to Off after each picture is captured or video clip is
recorded, and when you turn the camera off. For information
on using Self-Timer, see Taking self-timer pictures on page 25,
or Recording video clips on page 24.
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White balance
If you press OK when the White
Balance option is highlighted in the
Capture menu, the White Balance
sub-menu displays. In some cases, it
may be necessary to pre-set the light
source so the camera can reproduce
colors more accurately and ensure
that whites appear white in the
captured image. The setting in this sub-menu determines how
the camera will adjust the colors in the image to match the
scene illuminant.
The default White Balance setting is Auto. The White Balance
setting resets to Auto when you turn the camera off. Set the
White Balance according to the situations explained in the
following table.
Icon Setting
Description
None Auto
The camera automatically identifies and
corrects for the scene illuminant.
Sun
The camera balances color assuming it
is outdoors under sunny or bright cloudy
conditions.
Shade
The camera balances color assuming it
is outdoors in shade, in dark cloudy
conditions, or at dusk.
Tungsten
The camera balances color assuming
incandescent or halogen lighting
(typically found in homes).
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Icon Setting
Description
Fluorescent
The camera balances color assuming
fluorescent lighting.
Manual
The camera calculates a custom White
Balance based on your target image
(see the following subsection).
If you press OK when the Manual
option is highlighted in the White
Balance sub-menu, the Manual
White Balance screen displays. The
Live View portion of the screen
shows the color tint from the previous
Manual White Balance setting that
was made.
NOTE To restore the previous Manual White Balance setting,
simply press the OK button in the Manual White Balance
screen without pressing the Shutter button.
To change the Manual White Balance setting:
1 Point the camera at a white or gray target (such as a piece
of paper), making sure that the region inside the focus
brackets encompasses the white or gray target.
2 Press the Shutter button (the camera will not take a picture).
The camera then calculates a custom White Balance setting
based on the region inside the focus brackets. During the
calculation, PROCESSING... is displayed on the screen.
When the calculation is complete, the color tint in Live View
changes to match the new Manual White Balance setting,
and WHITE BALANCE SET is displayed.
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3 If needed, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you get the desired
Manual White Balance setting.
4 When you are satisfied with the Manual setting you have
made, press the OK button to exit the Manual White
Balance screen and return to the Capture menu.
AE metering
If you press OK when the AE
Metering option is highlighted in the
Capture menu, the AE Metering
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to specify which region of
the scene the camera will use to
measure and calculate the exposure.
The following table describes the AE
Metering settings. The default setting is Center-Weighted. The
AE Metering setting resets to Center-Weighted when you turn
the camera off.
Icon
None
Setting
Description
Average
The camera uses the entire scene
region to measure and calculate
exposure.
Center-Weighted The camera uses the center half of
the scene region to measure and
calculate exposure.
Spot
The camera uses a small area in
the center of the scene region to
measure and calculate exposure.
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ISO speed
NOTE The ISO Speed setting does not apply to recording
video clips.
If you press OK when the ISO Speed
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the ISO Speed sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to adjust the sensitivity of the camera
to light.
Because lower ISO numbers allow
slower shutter speeds, use the ISO 100 setting to capture
higher quality images that have the least grain or “noise.” In
contrast, because higher ISO numbers allow higher shutter
speeds, use a higher ISO Speed setting when taking either
pictures in dark areas without a flash, or pictures of fast moving
objects. However, higher ISO speeds produce pictures with
more grain or “noise” and, thus, can be of lower quality.
NOTE If you are taking a picture in low light conditions
without a flash and have set the camera to IS0 100, you
may want to use a tripod because of the resulting slow
shutter speed.
The default ISO Speed setting is Auto, which allows the camera
to pick the best ISO Speed for the scene. The ISO Speed setting
resets to Auto when you turn the camera off.
NOTE When you set the exposure mode to Action
,
Landscape
, or Portrait , the ISO Speed menu option
is grayed-out, and the camera automatically selects the
best ISO Speed setting.
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Color
If you press OK when the Color
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Color sub-menu displays.
This sub-menu allows you to set the
color in which your images will be
captured.
NOTE When you set Color to Sepia,
your images will be captured in brown
colors to make them look aged or old-fashioned.
NOTE Once you have taken a picture using either the Black &
White or Sepia setting, the image cannot be adjusted
back to Full Color later.
The default Color setting is Full Color. The Color setting resets
to Full Color when you turn the camera off.
Red-eye reduction
If you press OK when the Red-eye
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Red-eye Reduction
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to turn red-eye reduction
on and off. When set to On, the
Red-eye Reduction setting works in
conjunction with the current flash setting.
The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the flash
reflecting off the subjects’ eyes, which sometimes makes a
human’s or animal’s eyes appear red in the captured image.
When you set Red-eye Reduction to On, the camera flashes
twice, minimizing the red-eye in the captured images of
humans or animals.
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The default Red-eye Reduction setting is Off, causing the flash
to fire without red-eye reduction. The Red-eye Reduction setting
remains set when you turn the camera off.
NOTE It will take longer to take a picture with Red-eye
Reduction set to On. The shutter is delayed because of the
additional flash. In turn, make sure your subjects wait for
the second flash.
Resolution
If you press OK when the Resolution
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Resolution sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to set the resolution (number of
pixels) at which your images will
be captured.
The default Resolution setting is 5MP - 2608 x 1952. The
Resolution setting remains set when you turn the camera off.
NOTE The Resolution number becomes smaller when you
are using digital zoom. For example, 2.9 appears in
place of 5 MP on the right side of the Image Display,
indicating that the image is being cropped down to a
size of 2.9 Megapixels.
At the default 5MP - 2608 x 1952 pixels (5 Megapixels)
setting, the captured image will be full size. At the 1MP - 1296
x 976 pixels (1 Megapixel) setting, the image will be 1/4 size.
NOTE The Pictures Remaining count at the bottom of the
screen updates when you select a new setting.
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NOTE The Resolution setting affects the number of images that
can be saved on your memory card. Fewer images will be
saved on the memory card at the default, higher
Resolution setting of 5MP - 2608 x 1952 than at the lower
setting of 1MP - 1296 x 976. See Memory card capacity
on page 110.
Compression
If you press OK when the
Compression option is highlighted in
the Capture menu, the Compression
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set how much JPEG
compression your images will have.
The following table describes the
Compression settings. The default setting is Better. The
Compression setting remains set when you turn the camera off.
Icon
Setting Description
Best
This setting produces the highest-quality
images, but uses the most memory. This is
recommended if you plan to enlarge
images, or print images to a size larger than
18 by 24 cm (or 8 by 10 in).
Better
This setting produces high-quality images
and requires less memory than the Best
setting. This is recommended for printing
images up to 18 by 24 cm (or 8 by 10 in).
Good
This is the most memory-efficient setting,
ideal for images that you want to e-mail or
post to the Internet.
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NOTE The Pictures Remaining count at the bottom of the
screen updates when you select a new setting.
NOTE The Compression setting affects the number of images
that can be saved on your memory card. Fewer images
will be saved on the memory card at the Best setting than
at the default Better setting. Similarly, fewer images will be
saved at the default Better setting than at the Good
setting. See Memory card capacity on page 110.
Saturation
If you press OK when the Saturation
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Saturation sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to set how saturated the colors will
be in your captured images.
The following table describes the
Saturation settings. The default setting is Medium. The
Saturation setting remains set when you turn the camera off.
Icon
-
None
+
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Setting
Description
Low
The colors in your images will be
more muted.
Medium
The colors in your images will be
normally saturated.
High
The colors in your images will be
more vivid.
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Sharpness
NOTE The Sharpness setting does not apply to recording
video clips.
If you press OK when the Sharpness
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Sharpness sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to set how sharp the edges will be in
your pictures.
The following table describes the
Sharpness settings. The default setting is Medium. The
Sharpness setting remains set when you turn the camera off.
Icon
-
None
+
Setting
Description
Low
The edges in your images will
be softer.
Medium
The edges in your images will
have normal sharpness.
High
The edges in your images will be
more pronounced.
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Contrast
If you press OK when the Contrast
option is highlighted in the Capture
menu, the Contrast sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to set how much contrast there will be
between the dark and light colors in
your captured images, including the
amount of detail there will be in the
highlights and shadows within the images.
The following table describes the Contrast settings. The default
setting is Medium. The Contrast setting remains set when you
turn the camera off.
Icon
-
None
+
Setting
Description
Low
Your images will have less
contrast: dark and light colors in
the image will be less distinct, and
there will be more details in the
highlights and shadows.
Medium
Your images will have normal
contrast.
High
Your images will have more
contrast: dark and light colors in
the image will be more distinct,
and there will be less details in the
highlights and shadows.
Setup
If you press OK when the Setup option is highlighted in the
Capture menu, the Setup menu displays. See Chapter 6: Using
the setup menu on page 70.
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Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and
video clips
Using playback
After you have taken pictures or recorded video clips, you can
use Playback to review them.
1 Press the Playback
button to activate Playback. The most
recently taken or reviewed image or video clip appears on
the Image Display.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and
video clips. Press and hold the or button to scroll faster.
NOTE You only see the first frame of each video clip, which is
indicated by the Video
icon. You can use the Play
option in the Playback menu to play video or audio clips.
See Using the playback menu on page 51.
3 To turn the Image Display off after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
In addition to seeing the images or the first frames of video
clips on the Image Display, some information about each
image or video clip is also displayed in Playback. The
following table describes the information that you may see
displayed for each image or video clip while in Playback.
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1
2
3
4
5
#
Icon
Description
or
—Battery level (actual icon shown
depends on the state of your camera batteries;
see Managing batteries on page 100)
1
—AC power when using the optional
HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock
2
3
Displays for the first few seconds when you
enter Playback to indicate that you can scroll
through all the images or video clips
1
2
50
Indicates this image has been marked for
HP Instant Share, including e-mailing one copy
and printing two copies in this example (see
Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 59),
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Icon
4
5 of 14 Shows the number of this image or video clip
out of the total number of images and video
clips on the memory card
5
Description
—Indicates this image has an audio clip
or
—Indicates this is a video clip
Using the playback menu
The Playback menu allows you to play or record audio clips,
play video clips, delete images, audio clips, or video clips or
format the memory card, magnify an image on the Image
Display, rotate an image, or view all of the settings that were
used when capturing an image. From the Playback menu, you
can also access the Setup menu to set a number of preferences
on the camera.
1 To display the Playback menu, press the OK button while
you are in Playback. If you are not currently in Playback,
press the Playback
button first, then press the OK button.
2 Use the
buttons to move to the image or video clip you
want to use.
3 Use the
buttons to highlight the menu options on the
left of the Image Display. Select a highlighted option by
pressing the OK button.
NOTE While a Playback menu option is highlighted, you can
use the
buttons to scroll to other images and video
clips. This is useful for performing the same action on
several images or video clips, such as deleting multiple
images or video clips.
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4 To exit the Playback menu and return to viewing images in
Playback, highlight the
EXIT PLAYBACK MENU option
and press the OK button.
The following table summarizes each of the Playback menu
options and describes the information in the bottom right
corner of each image while the Playback menu is displayed.
1
2
3
4
5
6
12
11
10
7
8
#
Icon
1
9
Description
Exits the Playback menu
2
or
or
—Plays an audio clip that is attached to this
image
—Records an audio clip to attach to this
image
—Plays this video clip
3
Provides options to either delete this image or
video clip, delete only the audio clip attached
to this still image, delete all images and video
clips, or format the memory card
4
Magnifies this image by 4.5x (not available for
video clips)
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Icon
Description
5
6
Rotates this image automatically 90 degrees
clockwise (not available for video clips)
Allows you to view all of the settings that were
used when capturing this image
i
7
8
9
Displays the Setup menu, which allows you to
set a number of preferences on the camera
5 MP
0:25
or
0:25
Shows the Resolution (such as 5MP) and
Compression (such as the 2 stars for Better) for
this image, or blank if it is a video clip
—Visible if this image has an audio clip
attached to it, with the length of the audio clip
displayed to the left of the icon
—Visible if this is a video clip, with the
length of the video clip displayed to the left of
the icon
10 5 of 14
Shows the number of this image or video clip
out of the total number of images and video
clips on the memory card
11 date
Shows the date that this image was captured
or this video clip was recorded
12
1
2
Indicates this image has been marked for
HP Instant Share, including e-mailing one copy
and printing two copies in this example (see
Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on
page 59), or blank if it is a video clip
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Play/Record audio
This Playback menu option is either Play or Record Audio
depending on the still image or video clip that is currently
displayed, as explained in the following subsections.
Play
If you press OK when the Play
option is highlighted in the Playback
menu, the camera will play either an
audio clip that is attached to the
currently displayed image, or the
current video clip.
NOTE If there is no audio clip
attached to the current image, the menu option is Record
Audio instead, as explained in the next subsection.
You can adjust the audio volume by pressing the
buttons while the audio clip or video clip is playing. To stop the
clip while it is playing, press the OK button.
Record audio
If you press OK when the Record
Audio option is highlighted in the
Playback menu, you can record an
audio clip that will be attached to the
currently displayed image. Audio
recording starts immediately after
you select this menu option. A
microphone icon and audio counter
are displayed during recording.
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Audio recording stops when you press the OK button, the
maximum audio clip length of 60 seconds is reached, or the
memory card is full, whichever comes first.
NOTE If you are unhappy with an audio clip you record, you
can delete the audio clip by using the Audio Only option
in the Delete sub-menu, as explained in the next section.
You can then use the Record Audio menu option again to
re-record an audio clip, if you wish.
Delete
If you press OK when the Delete
option is highlighted in the Playback
menu, the Delete sub-menu displays,
which lists several options:
z
Cancel—Returns you to the
Playback menu
z
This Image—Deletes the currently
displayed image or video clip
z
Audio Only—Deletes only the
audio clip attached to the currently
displayed image and keeps the current image
z
All Images—Deletes all of the
images and video clips on the
memory card
z
Format Card—Deletes all of the
images, video clips, and files on
the memory card, and then
formats the memory card
Use the
buttons to highlight an option, and then press
the OK button to select it.
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Magnify
If you press OK when the Magnify
option is highlighted in the Playback
menu, the currently displayed image
is automatically magnified. This
option is only for viewing a
magnified image on the Image
Display; it does not permanently alter
the image.
NOTE You cannot select this option if a video clip is currently
displayed.
Selecting this option magnifies the
image 4.5x. The center portion of the
magnified image is displayed along
with four arrows, which indicate that
you can pan around the magnified
image by pressing the
and
buttons.
Press the OK button to exit the magnified image and return to
the Playback menu.
Rotate
If you press OK when the Rotate
option is highlighted in the Playback
menu, the currently displayed image
is automatically rotated 90 degrees
clockwise. The camera then returns to
the Playback menu overlaying the
rotated image.
NOTE If you select this option for an image that has already
been rotated, the image will be rotated again.
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Image info
If you press OK when the Image Info option is highlighted in
the Playback menu, the Image Info screen displays, which
shows all of the settings that were used when capturing the
currently displayed image. The following table explains the
information that is displayed for each image when you select
the Image Info option.
NOTE The information in the last three rows in the bottom,
right-hand corner of the image is the same information
that is provided in the Playback menu view of the image.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#
Description
1
Non-default exposure mode setting (Action,
Landscape, Portrait, or Aperture Priority) and all
non-default Capture menu settings
2
F-number (aperture) or blank if it is a video clip,
shutter speed or blank if it is a video clip, and
Exposure Compensation (EV) setting
3
ISO Speed setting that was used (100, 200, or 400),
or blank if it is a video clip
4
Zoom position of lens when the picture was taken
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#
Description
5
Non-default focus range setting (Macro or Infinity)
6
Flash setting that was used (Flash Off, Flash On, Flash
On with Red-eye Reduction, Night, or Night with Redeye Reduction), or blank if it is a video clip
7
File name of the image on the memory card
8
File size of the image on the memory card
Use the
buttons to scroll to other images and view
their information. Then press the OK button to return to the
Playback menu.
Setup
If you press OK when the Setup
option is highlighted in the Playback
menu, the Setup menu displays. See
Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on
page 70.
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Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share
This camera has an exciting feature called HP Instant Share.
This feature lets you select images in the camera to be
automatically processed later when the camera is connected to
your computer or to certain HP printers.
For example, you can select images that you want to have
printed, then connect the camera to the computer or printer,
and the selected images will be printed automatically.
As another example, you can select images in the camera to
be automatically processed by HP’s e-mail service. When the
camera connects to your computer, the selected images are
e-mailed to family, friends, or any e-mail address or group email distribution list that you specify. The details about this are
explained later in this chapter.
When you press the Share / button on the camera, the
most recently taken or viewed image appears on the Image
Display, along with any print or other destinations that have
been selected for the image. You can use the
buttons to
scroll through the images to see destinations for the other
images in the camera.
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Using the share menu
When you press the Share / button, the Share menu
displays in the upper right-hand corner of the Image Display.
The following table describes each of the Share menu options.
4
1
2
3
#
Icon
Description
1
Print 1 copy of the currently displayed image
when connected to a computer or printer. By
default, the picture is printed 10 by 15 cm (4 by
6 in).
2
Print 2 copies of the currently displayed image
when connected to a computer or printer.
3
Customize this menu... lets you add e-mail
addresses and other e-services to the Share menu.
This procedure is explained later in this chapter.
4
Check mark indicates the destination has been
selected for the currently displayed image. (You
can select more than one destination per image.)
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Using hp instant share to
print pictures
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the Share / button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll to the image you want to print.
NOTE Video clips cannot be selected for printing.
3 Use the
buttons to scroll to the print option you want
in the Share menu.
4 Press the OK button to select the print option, and a
appears over that print option. To un-select a print option,
simply press the OK button again.
NOTE You can select the Print 1 copy and the Print 2 copies
print options for an image so that 3 copies of the image
will be printed when connected to a computer or printer.
5 Scroll to other images by using the
buttons, and repeat
steps 3 and 4 to select print options for each image.
6 When you are finished selecting all the images you want
to have printed, press the Share / button to exit the
Share menu.
7 The next time you connect the camera to your computer or a
compatible printer, the images you selected will be printed.
See Chapter 5: Unloading and printing images on page 67
for information about connecting the camera to a computer
or printer.
NOTE The Share menu creates a standard Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) file for print options.
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Using the hp instant share
e-mail service
Using HP Instant Share to e-mail images involves three steps:
1 Adding e-mail addresses or group distribution lists to the
camera’s Share menu (using your computer and the camera
together).
2 Selecting images to be e-mailed (using the Share menu on
the camera).
3 Connecting the camera to your computer to e-mail the
images you selected.
NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, you must have
an active Internet e-mail account that is accessible when
e-mailing the images you selected.
Adding e-mail addresses and group
distribution lists
NOTE You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure on a Windows computer.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the Share / button.
2 Highlight the Customize this menu...
option and press
the OK button. A message on the Image Display appears
asking you to connect the camera to your computer.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
connect the camera to your computer in the next step, a
dialog box will display that requests you to Select the
program to launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel
to close this dialog box.
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3 Connect the camera to your computer by using the USB
cable or an optional HP 8886 camera dock. This activates
the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
NOTE You need to have a memory card installed in your
camera that is not locked and has some free space on it in
order for the computer to recognize the camera from the
Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
4 In the first window, click on either Retrieve from Camera on
a Windows computer or Next on a Macintosh computer.
5 In the screen called Modify Share Menu:
• On Windows, check to see that HP Instant Share
E-mail is visible above the Add... button, then click on
the Add... button.
• On Macintosh, click on the Add... button.
6 If you are using a:
• Windows computer, you will be asked to sign in to HP’s
Passport program. HP Passport allows you to use HP’s
free e-mail service and other services that may be
available in the future. The first time you see this screen,
you will need to register as a new user. Follow the
instructions on the screen to register.
• Macintosh computer, add the e-mail addresses you want.
Then skip to step 8.
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7 Once you have successfully registered, sign in to the
HP Passport program, and then the HP Instant Share E-mail
Setup screen will appear. Here you can either enter
individual e-mail addresses or create group distribution lists,
and specify how you want them to appear in the camera’s
Share menu. You can also enter a subject and message to
go with all e-mails that will be sent to each e-mail address
or distribution list. After completing the form, click Next. In
the confirmation screen that appears, click Finish.
8 The names you specified for your newly added e-mail
destinations or group distribution lists should now appear in
the Modify Share Menu screen (in the Current Share Menu
section). To add additional e-mail addresses or distribution
lists to the camera Share menu, repeat steps 5-7 on
Windows, or steps 5-6 on Macintosh. If you are using a
Windows computer, you will not need to sign in to the HP
Passport program again.
NOTE You can configure a maximum of 32 Share destinations
(individual e-mail addresses or group distribution lists)
that can be listed in the Share menu on your camera.
9 When you have finished adding e-mail addresses or
distribution lists, click on either Save to Camera on a
Windows computer or Next on a Macintosh computer to
add the new addresses or distribution lists to the camera
Share menu. When the computer confirms that the
addresses or lists were saved to your camera, disconnect the
camera from the computer, and press the Share /
button on the camera to view the new e-mail destinations in
the Share menu.
10 You are now ready to select images on the camera to be
e-mailed. See the next section for how to do this.
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Selecting images to be e-mailed
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the Share / button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll to the image you want to
e-mail.
NOTE Video clips cannot be selected for e-mail.
3 Use the
buttons to scroll to the e-mail destination
that you want to select.
4 Press the OK button to select the e-mail destination, and a
appears over that e-mail destination.
NOTE You can select more than one e-mail destination or
print option for an image.
5 Scroll to other images by using the
buttons, and repeat
steps 3 and 4 to select e-mail destinations for each image.
6 When you are finished selecting all the images you want to
e-mail, press the Share / button to exit the Share menu.
7 The next time you connect the camera to your computer, the
images you selected for e-mail will be sent to their respective
destinations. See Chapter 5: Unloading and printing
images on page 67 for information about connecting the
camera to a computer.
The way images are e-mailed works differently on Windows
and Macintosh computers, as explained in the following
subsections.
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Windows
Images are not e-mailed directly to anyone. Rather, a message
is sent to each e-mail address or group distribution list that you
selected in the Share menu. The message contains thumbnail
images of the photos that you selected for that address or list,
as well as a link to a web page where the recipient can view
the images. From that web page, the recipient can do things
like reply to you or print the image. This makes it easy for
people who use different e-mail programs to be able to see
your images without the difficulty of dealing with e-mail
attachments.
Macintosh
Images are e-mailed directly to recipients using the default
e-mail program on your computer.
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Chapter 5:
Unloading and printing
images
Once you have taken pictures, you can unload them from your
camera to a computer or print them directly to a printer, as
explained in this chapter.
NOTE You can also use the optional HP 8886 camera dock to
unload images to a computer or print them directly to a
printer, as well as display them on a television. See the
HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual that was included
with your camera dock.
Unloading to a computer
NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, you must first
change the USB Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the
Setup menu. See USB configuration on page 72.
1 Turn off the camera.
2 Your camera came with a special
USB cable for connecting the
camera to a computer. Connect
the larger end of that USB cable to
the computer.
3 Open the rubber door on the side of
the camera and connect the small
end of the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
turn on the camera in the next step, a dialog box will
display that requests you to Select the program to
launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel to close
this dialog box.
4 Turn on the camera. The HP Image Unload software will
launch on your computer. If you have set the software to
automatically unload the images in the camera, the images
will automatically unload to the computer. Otherwise, in the
Welcome screen, click Start Unload. If there were any
images in the camera that were selected in the Share menu
for printing or e-mail, those actions are started after the
images have been unloaded to the computer.
5 When the unload screen on the computer says Finished,
your images have been saved and shared. You can now
disconnect the camera from the computer.
NOTE To unload images to a computer that does not have the
HP Photo & Imaging software installed on it, change the
USB Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu.
See USB configuration on page 72. This allows the
camera to appear as another disk drive on the computer
so that you can easily copy the image files from the
camera to the hard drive of your computer.
Printing images
To print images that have been unloaded to the computer, you
can use the HP Photo & Imaging software that was shipped
with the camera.
You can also connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or to any other HP printer with a front panel USB port,
then print images selected from the camera Share menu or all
images in the camera.
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To print directly to an HP Photosmart printer or to any other
HP printer with a front panel USB port:
1 Check that the printer is turned on and
is online. (There should be no blinking
lights on the printer or error messages
displayed about the printer.) Load
paper into the printer, if needed.
2 Your camera came with a special USB
cable for connecting the camera
directly to a printer. Connect the square
end of the USB cable to the printer.
3 Open the rubber door on the side of
the camera and connect the small end
of the USB cable to the USB connector
on the camera.
The Print Setup menu displays on
the camera. If you already
selected images to print from the
camera Share menu, the number
of images selected will be shown,
as in this example Print Setup
menu. Otherwise, Images: ALL
will be displayed.
4 Adjust the settings in the Print Setup menu by using the
buttons to highlight a menu option and the
buttons to change the setting for each option.
NOTE There is a print preview in the lower right-hand corner
of the Print Setup screen showing the page layout that will
be used for printing images. This print preview updates as
you change the settings for the Print Size and Paper Size.
5 Press the OK button to begin printing.
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Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu
The Setup menu allows you to adjust a number of camera
settings, such as the camera sounds, date and time, and the
configuration of the USB or TV connection. You can access the
Setup menu from either the Capture or Playback menu.
1 To display the Setup menu, open either the Capture or
Playback menu and use the
buttons to highlight the
Setup menu option. (For information about these other
menus, see Using the capture menu on page 36, or Using
the playback menu on page 51.) Then press the OK button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Setup
menu options.
3 Either press the OK button to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to change
the setting for the highlighted option without going to its
sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and the OK
button to change the setting for the Setup menu option.
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5 To exit the Setup menu and return to the Capture menu or
Playback menu, highlight the
EXIT SETUP menu option
and press the OK button.
Camera sounds
Camera sounds are the sounds that the camera makes when
you turn it on, press a button, or take a picture. Camera sounds
are not the audio sounds recorded with images or video clips.
If you press OK when the Camera
Sounds option is highlighted in the
Setup menu, the Camera Sounds
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set the volume level of
the camera sounds, or turn camera
sounds off.
The default Camera Sounds setting is Low.
NOTE The volume level of camera sounds is not affected by
the audio level adjustment provided with the Play menu
option in the Playback menu.
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Date & time
If you press OK when the Date &
Time option is highlighted in the
Setup menu, the Date & Time screen
displays. This screen allows you to set
the current date and time, as well as
the date/time format, for the
camera. This is usually done when
you first set up the camera; however, you may need to re-set
the date and time when you are travelling to different time
zones, or when the batteries are removed from the camera for
more than 10 minutes.
To set the date, time, and date/time format, follow the same
procedure used in Setting the date and time on page 18.
USB configuration
If you press OK when the USB option
is highlighted in the Setup menu, the
USB Configuration sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu determines
how the camera is recognized when
connected to a computer.
z
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Digital Camera—Causes the
computer to recognize the camera as a digital camera
using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) standard. This is
the default setting on the camera. Use this setting for
unloading and sharing on a Windows computer that has
the HP Photo & Imaging software installed on it.
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Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the camera
as a disk drive using the Mass Storage Device Class
(MSDC) standard. Use this setting for unloading and
sharing on a Macintosh computer, or on a Windows
computer that does not have the HP Photo & Imaging
software installed on it.
TV configuration
If you press OK when the TV option
is highlighted in the Setup menu, the
TV Configuration sub-menu displays.
This sub-menu allows you to set the
format of the video out signal for
displaying camera images on a
television (TV) that is connected to
the camera with an optional HP 8886 camera dock.
z
NTSC—Format used primarily in North America and Japan
z
PAL—Format used primarily in Europe
The default setting depends on the language that you selected
when you powered on the camera for the first time. For more
information, see Choosing the language on page 18.
For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see
the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual.
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Language
If you press OK when the Language
option is highlighted in the Setup
menu, the Language sub-menu
displays. This sub-menu allows you
to set the language used in the
camera interface, including the text
in menus and on the Image Display.
The default Language setting is English.
To set the language on the camera, follow the same procedure
used in Choosing the language on page 18.
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Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and
support
Problems and solutions
NOTE If you still cannot solve your problem after reviewing the
troubleshooting information provided in the following
table, you can run diagnostic tests on your camera to try
to isolate and solve the problem yourself. The diagnostic
tests for the HP Photosmart 930 series digital camera are
provided on the following website: www.hp.com/support.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on.
The batteries
are functioning
incorrectly, are
dead, are
installed
incorrectly, or
are missing.
The charge in the batteries can
be low or completely drained. Try
installing new or recharged
batteries.
Ensure that the batteries are
inserted correctly.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries,
use high-grade “ultra” or
“premium” varieties.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on.
(continued)
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
connected to
the camera, or
is not plugged
into a power
outlet.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is connected to the
camera and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is not damaged or
defective and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
Minimize the use of Live View and
video, especially if using alkaline
batteries. Also use the flash and
zoom only when necessary.
I replace the
camera
batteries
frequently.
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Use an HP AC power adapter to
power the camera when you are
using the Image Display for an
extended period of time, or use
the viewfinder instead of the
Image Display whenever possible.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries,
use high-grade “ultra” or
“premium” varieties.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I replace the
camera
batteries
frequently.
(continued)
The NiMH
batteries you
are using were
recharged
incorrectly, or
have drained
on their own
because they
have not been
used lately.
When NiMH batteries are brand
new or have not been used in
several months, they should be
charged and fully drained 3-4
times to reach optimum capacity.
Also, NiMH batteries discharge
on their own when not in use and
when not installed in the camera.
So if you have not used them in a
week or more, they may benefit
from being charged.
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
Rechargeable
batteries are
not inserted.
Install NiMH batteries. Lithium
and alkaline batteries cannot be
recharged.
Batteries are
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the batteries were recently
charged. Try charging them
again after they have drained
awhile.
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
The camera will not attempt to
charge batteries that may be
damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the batteries from the
camera and charge them in an
external battery charger, then try
them in the camera again. If this
does not work, it is likely that one
or more of the batteries are bad.
Purchase new NiMH batteries
and try again.
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Problem
Possible cause
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
(continued)
The wrong AC Use only the HP AC power
power adapter adapter approved for use with
is being used. this camera. See Purchasing
camera accessories on
page 103.
Solution
The batteries
are damaged
or bad.
NiMH batteries degrade over
time and can fail. If the camera
detects a problem with the
batteries, it will not start charging
or will stop charging prematurely.
Purchase new batteries.
The Power/
Memory light
blinks as if
the batteries
are being
recharged,
but there are
no batteries
installed.
The camera
does not
recognize that
there are no
batteries
installed.
Do nothing. The blinking is
harmless and should stop after
5-30 minutes.
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
The batteries
are drained
or were
removed from
the camera for
too long.
The date and time will be
maintained for about 10 minutes
without batteries installed. Reset
the date and time by using the
Date & Time option in the Setup
menu. (See Date & time on
page 72.)
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Problem
Possible cause
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button.
The camera is Turn on the camera, or turn it off
turned off or
and then on again.
has shut down.
A long delay
occurs
between
pressing the
Shutter button
and the
camera
taking a
picture.
Solution
The camera is Most of the camera buttons,
connected to a except for the ON/OFF switch,
computer.
do not respond when the camera
is connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn the
Image Display on if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn the Image
Display off if it is on.
The batteries
are drained.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Press the Reset switch to reset the
camera. See Resetting the camera
on page 83.
The camera
needs time to
lock focus and
exposure.
Use Focus Lock. (See Using focus
lock on page 27.)
The camera is
taking a long
exposure.
Use a tripod or the flash.
The camera is
set to Red-eye
Reduction On.
It will take longer to take a picture
with Red-eye Reduction set to On.
The shutter is delayed because of
the additional flash. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the
second flash.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
You did not
press the
Shutter button
hard enough.
Press the Shutter button all the
way down.
The memory
card is not
installed.
Install the memory card.
The memory
card is full.
Unload images from the camera
to your computer, then delete all
images on the memory card. Or
replace the card with a new one.
The memory
card is locked.
Switch the locking tab on the
memory card to the unlocked
position.
The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
The camera is
set to Macro
focus, but the
focus is farther
away than the
macro (closeup) range.
Re-focus the camera so that it is
within the macro (close-up)
range. (See the range for Macro
focus in Setting the focus range
on page 30.)
The camera is
still saving the
last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish processing the
last image before taking another
picture.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
blurry.
The camera
was set to
Normal focus
when it should
have been set
to Macro
focus, or vice
versa.
Set the camera to Macro
focus
or to Normal focus, and try
taking the picture again. (See
Setting the focus range on
page 30.)
You moved the Hold the camera steady as you
camera while press the Shutter button or use
you took the
a tripod.
picture.
The light is low
and the flash
is set to Flash
Off .
In dim light, the camera requires
a longer exposure. Use a tripod
to hold the camera steady,
improve lighting conditions, or set
the flash to Flash On (see
page 33).
The camera
Use Focus Lock. (See Using focus
focused on the lock on page 27.)
wrong thing, or
was unable to
focus.
My image is
too bright.
The flash
provided too
much light.
Use the Flash Off
page 33).
You were too
close to the
subject to use
the flash.
Move back from the subject or use
the Flash Off
setting (see
page 33), and take the picture
again.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too bright.
(continued)
A natural or
artificial source
other than the
flash provided
too much light.
Try taking the picture from a
different angle. Avoid pointing
the camera directly toward a
bright light or reflective surface on
a sunny day. Use the Flash On
setting (see page 33) or adjust
the Exposure Compensation (see
The scene had
many dark
objects, such as
a black dog on
a black couch.
Decrease the Exposure
Compensation (see page 32) so
the dark objects in the scene will
not look “washed-out.”
There was not
enough light.
Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve, add
indirect lighting, use the flash
(see page 33), or adjust the
Exposure Compensation (see
page 32).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
Appendix B: Specifications on
page 105). If so, try using the
setting (see
Flash Off
page 33), which will require a
longer exposure.
A light shone
behind the
subject.
Use the Flash On setting (see
page 33) to brighten the subject,
or adjust the Exposure
Compensation (see page 32).
page 32).
My image is
too dark.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark.
(continued)
Your finger
blocked the
flash.
Be sure to move your fingers
away from the flash when you
take a picture.
The scene had
many lightcolored objects,
such as a white
dog in snow.
Increase the Exposure
Compensation (see page 32) so
the light-colored objects in the
scene will not look “muddy.”
Resetting the camera
If your camera does not respond when you press any buttons,
use the camera Reset switch to reset the camera:
1 Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera and
remove both batteries.
2 Press the straightened end of a
paper clip into the Reset switch
until the switch is depressed,
then remove the paper clip. The
camera is reset.
3 Reinsert the batteries and close
the battery door. You may now
use the camera again.
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Error messages on the camera
Message
Possible cause
Battery power is
Batteries
depleted. Camera too low to
is shutting down. continue
operation.
Solution
Replace or recharge
batteries, or use an
optional HP AC power
adapter.
Batteries low
Battery power is Either recharge or replace
low (less than
the batteries soon.
1/3).
Batteries too low
for Live View
Battery power is
too low to use
Live View on the
Image Display.
Batteries are
defective
One or both cells Purchase new batteries.
are shorted or
severely
overdischarged.
Batteries cannot
be charged
Either an error
occurred during
charging, an AC
power disruption
occurred during
charging, the
wrong AC power
adapter is being
used, batteries
are defective, or
no batteries are
installed in the
camera.
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Take pictures with the
viewfinder instead of the
Image Display. Replace or
recharge batteries, or use
an optional HP AC power
adapter.
Retry charging the
batteries a couple of times.
If that fails, purchase new
batteries and try again.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Lens is obstructed Something is
Clear space for the lens so
blocking the lens it can extend.
from extending
at power up.
Unsupported card The card in the
memory slot is
not a memory
card or is not a
supported
memory card.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 105.)
No card in
camera
The camera does Install a memory card.
not have a
memory card
installed.
Card is
unformatted
The memory
Format the memory card
card needs to be by using the Format Card
formatted.
option in the Delete submenu of the Playback
menu. (See Delete on
page 55.) This will delete
all data on the card.
Card has wrong
format
The memory
card is formatted
for a different
device such as
an MP3 player.
Re-format the card by
using the Format Card
option in the Delete submenu of the Playback
menu. (See Delete on
page 55.)
Unable to format
The memory
card is
corrupted.
Replace the memory card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Card is locked
The memory
card is locked.
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
unlocked position.
Card is full
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images on the
memory card.
Unload images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images on
the memory card (see
Delete on page 55). Or
replace the card with a
new one.
Card is
unreadable
The memory
card is not a
supported card
or is corrupted.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 105.) If it is the
proper type, try formatting
it (see the Format option in
the Delete sub-menu on
page 55). If it will not
format, it is probably
corrupted. Replace the
memory card.
PROCESSING...
The camera is
processing data,
such as saving
the last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish
processing before taking
another picture.
Charging Flash
The camera is
recharging the
flash.
It takes longer to charge
the flash when the
batteries are low. If you
see this message a lot, you
may need to replace or
recharge the batteries.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Focus too far
The focus
distance is
beyond where
the camera can
focus.
Make sure the camera is
focus.
not set to Macro
Consider setting the
camera to Infinity
focus
if your picture subject is far
in the distance.
Focus too close
The focus
distance is closer
than the camera
can focus.
Set the camera to
Macro
focus, or if
set to Macro focus,
move further away from
the subject.
Low light - unable The scene is too
dark and the
to focus
camera cannot
focus.
Add an external light
source, or use Focus Lock
(see page 27) and point at
a part of the scene that is
brighter.
Unable to focus
and blinking
Set the camera to Normal
focus, and try taking the
picture again. (See Setting
the focus range on
page 30.)
The camera is set
to Macro
focus, but the
subject for the
picture is too far.
The subject did Use Focus Lock before
not provide
taking the picture (see
enough contrast page 27).
for the camera to
focus properly.
The light is low Use the flash (see Setting
and the image is the flash on page 33), or
likely to be
use a tripod.
blurry due to the
long exposure
required.
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Message
Possible cause
F-number and
The camera is
shutter speed turn out of range for
red in Live View the selected
aperture.
Solution
Select a different
aperture when using the
Aperture Priority Av
exposure mode.
No images in
camera
There are no
Take some pictures or
images or video video clips.
clips on the
memory card
and you are
trying to review
them in
Playback.
Cannot display
image
Possibly comes
from copying
images to the
memory card
from a computer,
or a corrupted
image caused by
the camera not
shutting down
properly.
Use the HP software to edit
the images copied on the
memory card. Also, do not
remove batteries or the
memory card when the
camera is turned on.
Unknown device
The camera is
connected to a
USB device that
it does not
recognize.
Make sure that the camera
is connected to a
supported printer or
computer.
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Message
Possible cause
Unable to
There is no
communicate with connection
printer
between the
camera and
printer.
A supported
printer is either
turned off or not
connected to the
camera.
Solution
Make sure the cable is
connected between the
camera or the optional
HP 8886 camera dock
and the printer. If that does
not work, turn off the
camera and disconnect it.
Turn the printer off and
then on again. Re-connect
the camera and turn it on.
Make sure the camera is
connected to a supported
printer and that the printer
is turned on.
Unsupported
printer
The printer is an Connect the camera to a
unsupported
supported printer, such as
device.
an HP Photosmart printer
or another HP printer with
a front panel USB port. Or
connect the camera to a
computer and print from
there instead.
Photo tray is
engaged
The selected
paper size
cannot be used
with the printer
photo tray.
Disengage the printer
photo tray, or change the
paper size.
Printer top cover
is open
The printer is
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
Install a new printer
cartridge, turn the printer
off, then turn it back on.
Printer has a
paper jam
or
The print carriage
has stalled
There is a paper Turn off the printer. Clear
jam or the
the paper jam, and then
printer carriage turn on the printer.
has stalled.
Printer is out of
paper
Your printer is
out of paper.
Load paper into the
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer. To cancel the
print job, press the OK
button on the camera.
Printing canceled The print job has Press the OK button on the
been canceled. camera. Complete the
print request again.
Any error code
numbers that
appear
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The camera may
have a hardware
or firmware
problem.
Turn the camera off and
then on again. If that does
not fix the problem, try
resetting the camera (see
page 83). If the problem
persists, call HP Support
(see page 93).
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Error messages on the computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Connection
between the
imaging device
and computer
failed
The camera
might be
connected to a
computer
through a USB
hub.
Try connecting the camera
directly to the computer,
or disconnect other
devices attached to the
USB hub.
The software
cannot retrieve
the Share Menu
information from
your camera
The computer
needs to write
files to the
memory card
during HP Instant
Share setup, but
the memory card
is either missing,
full, or locked.
Either install a memory
card, make room on the
memory card, or unlock it
by switching the locking
tab on the card to the
unlocked position.
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the
camera directly to an
HP Photosmart printer or
an HP printer with a front
panel USB port, and
print an image. This will
verify that the image,
memory card, USB
connection, and the USB
cable are functioning
correctly, or not.
The cable is not
connected
correctly.
Make sure that the cable is
firmly connected to the
computer and camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
(continued)
The camera is
set to the Digital
Camera setting
in the USB
Configuration
sub-menu of the
Setup menu, but
the computer
cannot
recognize the
camera as a
digital camera.
Change the USB
Configuration setting to
Disk Drive in the Setup
menu. (See USB
configuration on
page 72.) This allows the
camera to appear as
another disk drive on the
computer so that you can
easily copy the image files
from the camera to the
hard drive of your
computer.
The camera is
Connect the camera
connected to the directly to a USB port on
computer
the computer.
through a USB
hub, and your
USB hub is not
compatible with
the camera.
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You are using
the HP 8886
camera dock
and forgot to
press the Save/
Print button.
Press the Save/Print button
on the camera dock.
The memory
card is locked.
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
unlocked position.
The USB
connection
failed.
Reboot the computer.
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Getting assistance
This section contains support information for your digital
camera, including support website information, an explanation
of the support process, and support phone numbers.
HP accessibility website
Customers with disabilities can get help by visiting
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv.
HP photosmart website
Visit www.photosmart.hp.com or www.hp.com/photosmart for
the following information:
z
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
z
HP digital camera driver updates and software
z
Register your product
z
Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates, and
support alerts
Support process
The HP support process works most effectively if you perform
the following steps in the order specified:
1 Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual,
which starts on page 75.
2 Access the HP Customer Care Center website for support. If
you have access to the Internet, you can obtain a wide
range of information about your digital camera. Visit the HP
website for product help, drivers, and software updates at
www.hp.com/support.
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Customer Care is available in the following languages:
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, Korean. (Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian
support information is available in English only.)
3 Access HP e-support. If you have access to the Internet,
connect with HP via e-mail by going to: www.hp.com/
support. You will receive a personal reply from an HP
Customer Care technician. E-mail support is available in the
languages listed at that website.
4 Contact your local HP dealer. If your digital camera has a
hardware failure, take it to your local HP dealer for a
solution. Service is free during your digital camera’s limited
warranty period. After the warranty period, the dealer will
quote a service charge.
5 Contact the HP Customer Care Center for support by phone.
Please consult the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support. As a part of HP’s continuing efforts
to improve phone support information services, we advise
you to check the HP website on a regular basis for new
information regarding service features and delivery. If you
cannot solve the problem using the above options, call HP
while you are in front of your computer and digital camera.
For faster service, please be prepared to provide the
following information:
• The digital camera’s model number (located on the front
of the camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (located on the
bottom of the camera)
• The computer’s operating system
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• The version of the digital camera software (located on the
camera’s CD label)
• Messages displayed at the time the situation occurred
The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to
change without notice.
Telephone support is free from the date of purchase for the
period specified unless otherwise noted.
Locations
Free Phone
Support Period
Africa
Asia Pacific
30 days
1 year
Canada
1 year
Europe
1 year
Latin America
1 year
Middle East
30 days
United States
1 year
Phone support in the United States
Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call (208) 323-2551. If this is a long
distance call for you, long distance charges will apply.
US phone support is available in both English and Spanish 24
hours a day, 7 days a week (days and hours of support may
change without notice).
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After the warranty period, call (208) 323-2551. Charges are
$25.00 per issue, and are charged to your credit card. If you
think your HP product needs service, call the HP Customer Care
Center, which can help determine if service is required.
Phone support in Europe, the Middle
East, and Africa
HP Customer Care Center phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Algeria +213 (0)61 56 45 43
Austria +43 (0)820 87 4417
Bahrain +973 800 728
Belgium +32 070 300 005 (Dutch)
+32 070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic +42 (0) 2 6130 7310
Denmark +45 70202845
Egypt +20 02 532 5222
Finland +358 (0)203 66 767
France +33 (0) 8 92 69 60 22 (Euro 0.34/min)
Germany +49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/min)
Greece +30 10 60 73 603
Hungary +36 (0) 1 382 1111
Ireland +353 (0) 1890 923902
Israel +972 (0) 9 830 4848
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Italy +39 (0)848 800 871
Luxembourg 900 40 006 (French)
900 40 007 (German)
Morocco +212 224 04747
Netherlands 0900 2020 165 (Euro 0.10/minute)
Norway +47 815 62 070
Poland +48 22 865 98 00
Portugal +351(0) 808 201 492
Romania +40 1 315 44 42
Russian Federation +7 095 797 3520 (Moscow)
+7 812 346 7997 (St Petersburg)
Saudi Arabia +966 800 897 14440
Slovakia +421 2 6820 8080
South Africa 086 000 1030 (RSA)
+27-11 258 9301 (outside RSA)
Spain +34 902 010 059
Sweden +46 (0) 77-120 4765
Switzerland +41 0848 672 672 (German, French, Italian—
Peak time 0.08 CHF/Outside peak 0.04 CHF)
Tunisia +216 1 891 222
Turkey +90 216 579 71 71
Ukraine +7 (380 44) 490-3520
United Arab Emirates +971 4 883 8454
United Kingdom +44 0870 010 4320
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Other phone support worldwide
HP Customer Care Center phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Argentina +54 0 810 555 5520
Australia +63 (3) 8877 8000 (or local (03) 8877 8000)
Brazil +55 (11) 3747 7799 (Grande São Paulo)
+55 0800 157751 (outside Grande São Paulo)
Canada +1 905 206 4663 (during the warranty period)
+1 877 621 4722 (after the warranty period)
Central America and the Caribbean +1 800 711 2884
Chile +56 800 22 5547 (Post-sales Business Computing
+56 800 360 999 (Post-sales Home Computing)
China +86 (10) 6564 5959
Colombia +57 9 800 114 726
Guatemala +502 1 800 999 5105
Hong Kong SAR +852 3002 8555
India 1 600 112267 or +91 11 682 6035 (Hindi & English)
Indonesia +62 (21) 350 3408
Japan 0570 000 511 (inside Japan)
+81 3 3335 9800 (outside Japan)
Korea, Republic of +82 (2) 3270 0700 (Seoul)
0 80-999-0700 (outside Seoul)
Malaysia +60 1 800 805 405
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Mexico +52 58 9922 (Mexico City)
+52 01 800 472 6684 (outside Mexico City)
New Zealand +64 (9) 356 6640
Peru +51 0 800 10111
Philippines +63 (2) 867 3551
Puerto Rico +1 877 2320 589
Singapore +65 6272 5300
Taiwan +886 0 800 010055
Thailand +66 (2) 661 4000
United States +1 (208) 323-2551
Venezuela +58 0 800 4746 8368
Vietnam +84 (0) 8 823 4530
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Appendix A:
Batteries and camera
accessories
Managing batteries
When the batteries are removed from the camera, the date and
time settings are preserved for about 10 minutes. If the camera
is without batteries for longer than 10 minutes, the clock is set
to the last date and time at which the camera was used. You
may be prompted to update the date and time.
The following battery levels may be displayed on the status
screen, in Live View, in Playback, and when the camera is
connected to a computer or printer.
Icon
Description
Batteries have 65-100 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have 35-65 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have 10-35 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have less than 10 percent battery life
remaining. Camera will power down soon. Live
View is disabled.
Blinking
100
Batteries are depleted. Camera will proceed to
power down.
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Icon
Description
Camera is operating on AC power (with full or
non-rechargeable batteries).
Animated Camera is operating on AC power and is charging
battery the batteries.
filling up
The camera uses two AA batteries. Do not use ordinary
alkaline batteries. For best results, use photo-lithium or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you must use alkaline
batteries, use high-grade “ultra” or “premium” varieties.
NOTE If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than a month), we strongly
recommend that you remove the batteries.
Extending battery life
z
Minimize the use of Live View and video, especially when
using alkaline batteries.
z
Use the viewfinder to frame pictures instead of the Image
Display. Leave the Image Display off whenever possible.
z
Use zoom only when necessary.
z
Use the Auto flash setting rather than Flash On.
z
Minimize power cycling. If you expect to average more than
one picture every five minutes, leave the camera on rather
than turning it off after each shot. This minimizes the
number of times the lens has to extend and retract.
z
Use an optional HP AC power adapter or HP 8886
camera dock when the camera will be on for extended
periods of time, or when unloading pictures to your
computer or printing.
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Rechargeable batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries can be recharged by
using a battery charger. NiMH batteries can also be recharged
in the camera when the camera is connected to an optional
HP AC power adapter or HP 8886 camera dock. Batteries are
fully recharged via the HP AC power adapter or camera dock
in 15 hours.
Some things to keep in mind when using NiMH batteries are:
z
Always recharge both NiMH batteries at the same time.
One low-charged battery will reduce the battery life for both
batteries in the camera.
z
For NiMH batteries to reach optimal capacity and
performance, they should first be discharged completely
and recharged four separate times.
z
NiMH batteries discharge when not in use, whether they are
installed in a device (such as in the camera) or not. If they
have not been used for more than two weeks, recharge
them before using them again.
Power conservation
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off
automatically if there is no button activity for 60 seconds. If no
buttons are pressed for 6 minutes, the camera turns off (unless
it is connected to a computer or printer).
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Purchasing camera accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera from
your local retailer or online at www.hpshopping.com. Some
accessories for the HP Photosmart 930 series digital camera
are listed below:
z
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock:
• United States and Canada—C8886A #A2L
• Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay—
C8886A #ABM
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8886A #UUF
• Europe (except for the United Kingdom, see the next
option below)—C8886A #AC2
• United Kingdom and South Africa—C8886A #ABU
z
Memory card—Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMediaCardTM
(MMC) (512 MB is the maximum usable card size)
This product only supports the use of MultiMediaCard
memory cards that have been verified compliant to the
MultiMediaCard specification as of January 2000.
Compliant MultiMediaCard memory cards have the
MultiMediaCard logo on the card.
SD memory cards sold online at www.hpshopping.com
include:
• 32 MB SD card—C8895A
• 64 MB SD card—C8896A
• 128 MB SD card—C8897A
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z
HP AC power adapter (HP supports only HP AC power
adapters and other accessories expressly approved by HP):
• United States and Canada—C8912 #A2L
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8912 #UUF
• Europe—C8912 #UUS
z
HP Digital Camera Accessory Kit—Y1789B #UUS for
Europe (continent), Y1789B #ABU for the United Kingdom,
Y1789B #A2L for North America. Contents include:
• Universal camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
z
HP Digital Camera Accessory Kit—C8884B #UUS for
Europe (continent), C8884B #ABU for the United Kingdom,
C8889A for North America. Contents include:
• Universal camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
• DC car adapter for battery recharger
• 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card
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Appendix B:
Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still pictures:
z 5.26 MP (2668 by 1970) total pixel count
z 5.08 MP (2608 by 1952) effective pixel
count
Video clips: 288 by 208 total pixel count
Sensor
Diagonal 9.04 mm (1/1.8-inch, 4:3 format)
CCD
Color depth
36-bit (12 bits by 3 colors)
Storage
Slot for memory card; Secure Digital (SD) and
MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory card
supported. (One 32 MB SD memory card
included.) See Memory card capacity on
page 110.
Lens
Focal length:
z Wide—7.6 mm
z Telephoto—22.8 mm
F-Number:
z Wide—f/2.6
z Telephoto—f/4.8
Viewfinder
Zooming optical viewfinder
Zoom
3x optical, 7x digital zoom.
z
z
Wide—37 mm
Telephoto—111 mm
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Feature
Description
Focus
TTL auto focus.
Focus range settings:
Normal (default)—Auto focus range of
0.5 m (19.7 in) to infinity.
z Macro—Auto focus range of 0.14 to 0.7 m
(5.5 to 27.6 in) at wide, 0.4 to 0.7 m
(15.7 to 27.6 in) at zoom ranges greater
than wide.
z Infinity—Focus is fixed at infinity.
z
Shutter speed 1/2000 to 15 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
Built-in flash assembly, 5 second recharge.
Flash working Zoom
distance
Position ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400
Wide
2.5 m
3.5 m
5.1 m
Telephoto 1.3 m
1.9 m
2.5 m
External flash No
Flash settings
Auto (default), Flash On, Flash Off, Night.
Red-eye reduction can be added
independently to any of these settings through
the Capture menu (default is Red-eye
Reduction Off).
Image Display 1.5-inch color LED backlit, polysilicon TFT LCD
with 521 by 218 dots (113,578 dots)
Status LCD
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No
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Feature
Description
Image capture
options
z
z
z
Audio capture
z
z
Still (default)
Self-Timer—Can be set to On or On - 2
shots through the Capture menu; 10 second
delay for both settings. On - 2 shots setting
takes a second shot about 3 seconds later.
Video—15 frames per second; includes
audio. Up to 2 minutes of video can be
recorded.
Still pictures—Maximum of 60 seconds
of audio can be captured with each
still picture.
Video—Audio is captured automatically
with video.
Exposure
Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Mode settings Aperture Priority
Exposure
Can be set manually from -3.0 to +3.0 EV
Compensation (Exposure Value) in 0.5 EV increments.
White
Balance
settings
Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Manual
AE Metering
settings
Average, Center-Weighted (default), Spot
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default),100, 200, 400
Color settings Full Color (default), Black & White, Sepia
Resolution
settings
Compression
settings
z
z
5 MP - 2608 x 1952 (default)
1MP - 1296 x 976
- Best
- Better (default)
- Good
Appendix B: Specifications
107
Feature
Description
Saturation
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Sharpness
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Contrast
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Playback
zoom
Yes, 4.5x
Compression
format
z
Interfaces
z
z
z
z
Standards
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
108
JPEG (EXIF) for still images
MPEG1 for video clips
USB to a computer, or USB to an
HP Photosmart printer or to any other
HP printer with a front panel USB port
DC IN 3.3 to 3.7V
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock
PTP transfer (15740)
MSDC transfer
NTSC/PAL
JPEG
MPEG1
DPOF 1.1
EXIF 2.2
DCF 1.0
hp photosmart 930 series user’s manual
Feature
Description
Power
2 AA batteries (2 non-rechargeable AA
batteries included) or optional HP AC power
adapter. Acceptable batteries include photolithium, “ultra” or “premium” grade alkaline,
or rechargeable NiMH. NiMH batteries can
be recharged in the camera using the optional
HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock.
Optional HP AC power adapter (Input: 100 to
240Vac; Output: 3.3 to 3.7Vdc @ 571 to
2500mA):
z United States and Canada—C8912 #A2L
z Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—
C8912 #UUF
z Europe—C8912 #UUS
Optional HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock:
z United States and Canada—C8886A
#A2L
z Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and
Uruguay—C8886A #ABM
z Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—
C8886A #UUF
z Europe (except for the United Kingdom, see
the next option below)—C8886A #AC2
z United Kingdom and South Africa—
C8886A #ABU
Slow trickle recharging in camera with the
optional HP AC power adapter or HP camera
dock (100% in 15 hours).
Automatic advanced power management.
Camera has a maximum AC power
consumption of 3 Volts dc (2700 mA).
Appendix B: Specifications
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Feature
Description
External body 97 mm (L) by 45 mm (W) by 67 mm (H)
dimensions
3.8 in (L) by 1.8 in (W) by 2.6 in (H)
Weight
225 grams (7.9 ounces) without batteries
Temperature
range
Operational:
5 to 45° C (41 to 113° F) at 15 to 85%
Relative Humidity
Storage:
-30 to 65° C (-22 to 149° F) at 15 to 90%
Relative Humidity
Warranty
HP 1 year exchange warranty
Memory card capacity
The following table lists the approximate number of still images
that can be stored on a 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory
card when the camera is set to the different Resolution and
Compression settings available in the Capture menu (see
page 44).
NOTE The actual file sizes and number of still images that can
be stored on the memory card will vary, depending on the
content of each still image.
5MP - 2608 x 1952
Resolution
1 MP - 1296 x 976
Resolution
- Best
Compression
11 images
(2.6 MB each)
23 images
(1.25 MB each)
- Better
Compression
23 images
(1.25 MB each)
48 images
(600 KB each)
- Good
Compression
48 images
(600 KB each)
96 images
(300 KB each)
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Index
A
AA batteries 101
AC power adapter
connector on camera 15
HP part number 109
purchasing 104
accessories for camera 103
AE Metering, setting 41
alkaline batteries 101
Aperture Priority (Av), setting 31
aperture, setting 31
arrow buttons on Controller 10
audio clips
delete 55
play 54
record 23, 54
Auto Exposure/Auto Focus and
Flash light, description 11
automatic exposure, override 31
Av Aperture Priority, setting 31
B
batteries
door on camera 15
extend life of 101
icons 100
install 16
levels 100
rechargeable 102
types to use 101
Best Compression setting 45
Better Compression setting 45
blinking lights on camera 10,
11, 14
Index
bonus software 20
brackets in Live View screen 26
brightening an image 32
C
calibrating color of images 40
camera
accessories 103
reset switch 83
specifications 105
states 21
turn on/off 17
Camera Sounds, setting 71
Capture menu
Help for menu options 37
using 36
Color of images, setting 43
compression format 108
Compression, setting 45
computer, connect camera to 67
connections
as a digital camera 72
as a USB Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) 73
to computer 67
to printer 68
connectors, descriptions 15
Contrast, setting 48
Controller, description 10
customer support 93
111
D
darkening an image 32
Date & Time, setting 18, 72
delete
audio only 55
during Instant Review 22
images and video clips from
memory card 55
Digital Print Order Format 61
digital zoom 35
disk drive, camera as 73
display, using 28
DPOF 61
E
e-mail
addresses, customizing the
Share menu 62
images from computer 68
enlarge image 56
error messages
on camera 84
on computer 91
Exposure Compensation,
setting 32
Exposure Mode dial,
description 13
Exposure Mode, setting 31
F
files
Compression setting 46
delete from memory card 55
DPOF 61
Resolution setting 45
flash
description 14
lights (LEDs) 13
112
setting 33
working distance 106
Flash button, description 13
Flash Off light, description 13
Flash On light, description 13
F-number, setting 31
focus
lights (LEDs) 12
lock 27
range 106
range setting 30
focus brackets, using 26
Focus button, description 12
format memory card 55
G
Good Compression setting 45
H
Help for Capture menu
options 37
help from customer support 93
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 15
purchasing 104
HP camera dock
connect to 15
description 8
dock insert 8
purchasing 103
HP Instant Share
description 8, 59
Share button 10, 59
Share menu 60
turn on/off 59
HP web sites 93
Index
I
Image Display
description 10
Live View button 10
status screen 17
using 28
Image Info, using 57
images
AE Metering setting 41
brightening 32
Color setting 43
color tint 40
Compression setting 45
Contrast setting 48
darkening 32
delete 55
Exposure Mode setting 31
Image Info in Playback 57
ISO Speed setting 42
magnify 56
number remaining 29
number saved on memory
card 45, 46, 110
record audio clips 23
Red-eye Reduction setting 43
Resolution setting 44
rotate 56
Saturation setting 46
Self-Timer setting 38
Sharpness setting 47
too dark/light 32
unloading camera to
computer 67
White Balance setting 39
Infinity focus light 12
Infinity focus range
setting 30
Index
install
batteries 16
memory card 16
software 19, 20
wrist strap 15
ISO Speed, setting 42
L
Language
change setting 74
choose at first startup 18
LEDs (lights) on camera
Auto Exposure/Auto Focus
and Flash 11
Flash Off 13
Flash On 13
Infinity focus 12
Macro focus 12
Night flash 13
Power/Memory 10
Self-Timer 14
Video 11
Live View
button 10
using 28
lock focus 27
M
Macintosh computer
bonus software 20
connect to 67
install software 20
Macro focus light 12
Macro focus range
setting 30
magnify image 56
Manual White Balance,
setting 40
113
memory card
Compression setting, effect
of 46
delete images, audio only, or
video clips 55
door 10
image capacity 45, 46, 110
install 16
pictures remaining 29
Resolution setting, effect of 45
memory light 10
Menu/OK button,
description 10
menus
Capture 36
list of 21
Playback 51
Setup 70
Share 60
messages
on camera 84
on computer 91
microphone, description 14
N
Night light, description 13
NiMH batteries 101
number of images on memory
card 45, 46, 110
O
online Help for Capture menu
options 37
optical zoom 35
over-exposing an image 32
override automatic exposure 31
114
P
photo-lithium batteries 101
Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) 72
pictures
record audio clips 23
share 59
take self-timer 25
take stills 22
pictures remaining on memory
card 29
play audio or video clips 54
Playback
Playback button 10
using 49
Playback button, description 10
Playback menu, using 51
power
battery level icons 100
light 10
restoring previous settings 18
specifications 109
turn on/off 17
power adapter, HP AC
connector on camera 15
purchasing 104
Power ON/OFF switch,
description 9
Power/Memory light,
description 10
previous settings, restoring 18
print images
directly from camera 68
from computer 68
using HP Instant Share 59
printer, connect to camera 68
problems, troubleshooting 75
product support 93
Index
R
range
Exposure Compensation 107
flash 106
F-number 105
focus 106
focus settings 30
rechargeable batteries 102
record
audio clips 23, 54
video clips 24
Red-eye Reduction, setting 43
remaining pictures on memory
card 29
Reset switch, using 83
Resolution, setting 44
restoring previous settings 18
reviewing images and video
clips 49
rotate image 56
S
Saturation, setting 46
Self-Timer light, description 14
Self-Timer, setting 38
settings, restoring previous 18
Setup menu, using 70
Share button, description 10
Share menu
customize 62
description 60
e-mail service 62
printing options 61
using 60
share pictures 59
Sharpness, setting 47
Index
Shutter button
description 12
lock exposure and focus 26
shutter speed range 106
software, install 19, 20
sounds of camera 71
space remaining on memory
card 29
speaker, description 12
specifications 105
states of camera 21
status screen 17
still pictures, take 22
support for users 93
T
technical support 93
Time & Date, setting 18, 72
tripod mount, description 15
troubleshoot problems 75
turn on/off
camera sounds 71
HP Instant Share 59
Live View 28
Playback 49
power 17
TV (television) configuration,
setting 73
U
under-exposing an image 32
unload images, camera to
computer 67
USB
configuration setting 72
connector on camera 14
115
V
Video button, description 12
video clips
delete 55
play 54
record 24
Video light, description 11
viewfinder lights (LEDs),
description 11
viewfinder, description 11
viewing images and video
clips 49
W
web sites for HP 93
White Balance, setting 39
Windows computer
bonus software 20
connect to 67
install software 19
working distance of flash 106
wrist strap
attaching to camera 15
mount on camera 9
Z
zoom
specifications 105
use optical or digital 35
Zoom lever, description 9
Zoom Out and Zoom In
controls 9
116
Index
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Printed in China 2003
*Q2214−90154*
Q2214-90154