HP 912 Digital Camera
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User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................. 5
Product Overview ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
What’s in this Guide ..................................................................................................................................................6
How to Use this Guide ..............................................................................................................................................7
Related Information ..................................................................................................................................................7
Chapter 2: Preparing to Take Pictures .............................................................................................................................. 8
Accessing the Capture Mode and Powering on the Camera ............................................................... 8
Setting the Exposure Mode ..................................................................................................................................9
Using the Status LCD .............................................................................................................................................12
Using the Auto Exposure Lock (AE-L) Button ............................................................................................ 16
Using the Sub-Dial ..................................................................................................................................................17
Using Flash ..................................................................................................................................................................18
Using the Image LCD ............................................................................................................................................ 19
Chapter 3: Taking Pictures ....................................................................................................................................................23
Taking Simple Point-and-Shoot Pictures ....................................................................................................23
Taking More Advanced Pictures ..................................................................................................................... 24
Using the Zoom Ring ........................................................................................................................................... 29
Using the Diopter Control ................................................................................................................................. 29
Understanding the Viewfinder LCD .............................................................................................................. 30
Understanding the LEDs on the Camera .....................................................................................................32
Using Instant Review ..............................................................................................................................................33
Recording Sound .....................................................................................................................................................34
Chapter 4: Viewing and Reviewing Images ..................................................................................................................35
Using Playback Mode ...........................................................................................................................................35
Using Review Mode ................................................................................................................................................38
Chapter 5: Sharing Images ..................................................................................................................................................46
Transferring Images to Your Computer ......................................................................................................46
Using a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) File .......................................................................................52
JetSending Images to a Printer ....................................................................................................................... 54
Transmitting Images Between Two Cameras ............................................................................................ 56
Connecting the Camera to Your Television .............................................................................................. 58
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Chapter 6: Menu and Soft Key Reference ...................................................................................................................60
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys ...........................................................................................................60
Playback Mode Menu and Soft Keys ........................................................................................................... 82
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys ...............................................................................................................87
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................97
Troubleshooting Common Problems ...........................................................................................................97
Contacting HP Customer Care ...................................................................................................................... 102
Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu ..................................................................................................................103
Accessing the Preferences Menu ...................................................................................................................103
Setting the Display ..............................................................................................................................................104
Controlling Camera Sounds .......................................................................................................................... 106
Formatting the Memory Card .........................................................................................................................107
Selecting the PC Connect Mode ....................................................................................................................107
Setting the Date and Time ............................................................................................................................... 108
Setting the Image Counter ..............................................................................................................................109
Naming Your Camera ......................................................................................................................................... 110
Selecting a Language ........................................................................................................................................... 111
Resetting Camera Settings ................................................................................................................................. 111
Appendix B: Camera and Accessories Information ................................................................................................112
Camera Specifications .........................................................................................................................................112
Battery Life ................................................................................................................................................................115
HP Accessories for Powering the Camera ..................................................................................................116
Storage Capacities of Memory Cards ..........................................................................................................119
Appendix C: Product Warranties .................................................................................................................................... 120
Limited Product Warranty ................................................................................................................................ 120
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty .......................................................................................................122
Appendix D: Product Safety and Regulatory Information ................................................................................ 123
Safety Information ............................................................................................................................................... 123
Regulatory Notices ...............................................................................................................................................124
Glossary ......................................................................................................................................................................................125
Index ..............................................................................................................................................................................................136
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome to the HP 912 Digital Camera User’s Guide. This guide will help you take high-quality
pictures quickly and easily with your HP 912 digital camera.
Product Overview
The HP 912 is an SLR-type digital camera that offers control and creativity during the picture-taking
process. It provides these key features:
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3x optical /2x digital zoom
Three image type settings − One Shot, Continuous, and Timelapse
Ten exposure modes − Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night, Program,
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual
Manual focus mode and two auto focus mode settings − Normal and Macro
Four timer mode settings − Off, 10-Second Timer, Remote, and 3-Second Remote
Built-in, pop-up flash with four flash mode settings − Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction,
Forced On, and Forced On with Red-Eye Reduction
A hot shoe for attaching an external flash
Your HP 912 camera comes equipped with four operating modes (see Table 1). To set the mode, turn
the camera mode dial on the back of the camera to the mode you want to use.
Note: Capture, Playback, and Review modes
have menus and related soft keys you can use
to change your camera’s settings and to edit
and organize images. (PC Connect mode does
not have menus or soft keys.)
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Table 1: Camera Modes
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Mode
Use this Mode to...
Capture
Take pictures (or “capture images”).
Playback
View the captured images in a variety of ways. You can
view images full screen, play back timelapse and grouped
image sequences, and create slideshows of images.
Review
Sort and edit the captured images in a variety of ways. For
example, you can group, categorize, delete, and search for
captured images.
PC Connect
Transfer images from the camera to a computer.
Product Overview
What’s in this Guide
This User’s Guide provides all the “how to” and reference information you need to use your
camera successfully.
Part of Manual
“Chapter 2: Preparing to Take Pictures”
How to adjust settings in the status LCD, image LCD, and Capture mode
menus to prepare your camera to take pictures.
“Chapter 3: Taking Pictures”
How to take simple point-and-shoot pictures, as well as more advanced
pictures. Also how to use the zoom, Instant Review, and the sound
recording features.
“Chapter 4: Viewing and Reviewing
Images”
How to view images full screen, play back timelapse and grouped image
sequences, and create slideshows of images in Playback mode. Also how
to edit, organize, delete, and search for images in Review mode.
“Chapter 5: Sharing Images”
How to share images by transferring them to your computer, JetSending
them to a printer, transmitting them to other cameras and printers, and
viewing them on a television.
“Chapter 6: Menu and Soft Key Reference”
“Chapter 7: Troubleshooting”
Chapter 1: Introduction
What is Covered
What each of your camera’s menus and related soft keys do.
How to fix common problems when using the camera, and how to contact
HP Customer Care for help, if needed.
“Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu”
How to use the Preferences menu to change a variety of your camera’s
general settings.
“Appendix B: Camera and Accessories
Information”
Specifications for the camera, as well as information about some of the
accessories that the camera supports.
“Appendix C: Product Warranties”
Limited product warranty and the HP Year 2000 warranty for the camera.
“Appendix D: Product Safety and
Regulatory Information”
Safety information and regulatory notices regarding the camera and
some of its accessories.
“Glossary”
Definitions of the terms related to your camera that are used throughout
this guide and in the camera’s Quick Start Guide.
“Index”
Where to find particular topics about your camera throughout this guide.
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What’s in this Guide
How to Use this Guide
You can use this guide online, or you can print it out. The main advantage of using it online is that
you can use its built-in searching and linking capabilities on your computer to quickly find the
information you need. Of course, an advantage of having a print-out is that you can take it anywhere
you want to use your camera. You may also prefer to read information about your camera from a
printed version, rather than on a computer screen.
Note: If you choose to print this guide, be aware
that printing it in color may take a long time.
Therefore, you may want to print this guide in
black and white, instead.
This online guide is provided in Adobe® Acrobat® version 4.0 (.pdf) format. To learn how to use
Acrobat’s searching and linking features, see the online Help for the Acrobat software.
To print this guide, select Print from Acrobat’s File menu. In the Print dialog box, either click the OK
button to print the entire guide, or specify the Print Range of pages you want and then click OK.
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Related Information
For a complete listing and description of your camera’s features, including diagrams showing the
locations of all the buttons, dials, displays, and so on, see the printed HP 912 Digital Camera Quick
Start Guide that was included in your camera’s box. Along with helping you use your camera for the
first time to capture and view images, the Quick Start Guide also explains how to transfer images from
the camera to your computer.
Note: It is assumed that you have already used
the HP 912 Digital Camera Quick Start Guide to
install the batteries and the memory card in
your camera.
To learn how to use the software that came with your camera, see the software’s online Help. All the
documentation for the software is provided in the form of online Help within the software itself.
Finally, you can get project ideas, troubleshooting assistance, and up-to-date information about
your camera and the HP Photo Imaging Software from the HP website at: www.hp.com/photosmart.
www.hp.com/photosmart
Updates for your camera’s firmware are also posted to this website from time-to-time. You can
install these updates on your camera so that you can always have the most current functionality
running on it.
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How to Use this Guide
Chapter 2: Preparing to Take Pictures
Overview
You can use your camera’s default settings to take pictures in a point-and-shoot fashion, or
you can use more advanced features that you set via the camera’s status LCD and image LCD. This
chapter explains how to prepare your camera to take pictures by adjusting various settings on it.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Š “Accessing the Capture Mode and Powering on the Camera” on page 8
Š “Setting the Exposure Mode” on page 9
Š “Using the Status LCD” on page 12
Š “Using the Status LCD Buttons” on page 13
Š “Understanding the Exposure Bar Graph” on page 16
Š “Using the Auto Exposure Lock (AE-L) Button” on page 16
Š “Using the Sub-Dial” on page 17
Š “Using Flash” on page 18
Š “Using the Image LCD” on page 19
Š “Understanding the Text Message Area” on page 19
Š “Viewing the Camera Status” on page 21
Š “Using the Overlay Soft Key” on page 20
Š “Setting Auto/Manual Focus” on page 20
Š “Using the Capture Mode Menus” on page 22
Š “Using the 4-Way Controller” on page 22
Figure 1: Setting the Camera to Capture Mode
Accessing the Capture Mode and Powering on the Camera
To prepare your camera to take pictures, you must first set your camera to Capture mode and power
on the camera:
1 Turn the camera mode dial to
(see Figure 1).
2 Power on the camera by sliding the ON/OFF power switch on the top of the camera to the
right and releasing it. The status LCD on the top of the camera turns on and displays the status
of the camera.
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Accessing the Capture Mode and Powering on the Camera
Setting the Exposure Mode
Figure 2: Exposure Mode Dial
Turn the exposure mode dial on the top of the camera (see Figure 2) to set the exposure mode for the
camera. There are ten exposure modes:
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Auto
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Action
Night
Program
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual
For the first six exposure modes listed above (Auto through Night), the camera automatically selects
the appropriate settings for the specified scene. In addition to selecting the optimal aperture and
shutter speed, the camera will change the settings in the Photo Assist menu. (See “Photo Assist
Menu” on page 63.)
Note: An external flash is only supported with
the Manual exposure mode setting.
The next three exposure modes (Program, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority) allow you to set
certain settings, but the camera automatically selects the shutter speed and/or aperture value.
Finally, the Manual exposure mode gives you complete control over all the settings on your camera.
Note: Most of the camera settings described for
each exposure mode are set in the Photo Assist
menu of Capture mode. For more information
about these menus, see “Photo Assist Menu”
starting on page 63.
The following subsections explain each of the ten exposure modes.
Note: In the Auto exposure mode, the image
type is set to One Shot, and the timer mode is
set to Off. However, you can change the image
type and timer mode. (See “Setting the Image
Type” on page 13 and “Setting the Timer Mode”
on page 14.) Also, the auto focus area is forced
to the Wide setting in Auto exposure mode. (See
“Setting the Auto Focus Area” on page 14.)
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Auto
This is an “auto everything” mode where all settings are at their defaults and cannot be changed. The
following are forced to specific settings and are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
Auto Focus Range − Normal
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Lock
ISO Speed − Auto
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
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Setting the Exposure Mode
Portrait
In this exposure mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings for portrait photography. In
addition to biasing toward larger aperture openings, the following are forced to specific settings and
are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
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Auto Focus Range − Normal
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Lock
ISO Speed − Auto
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
Landscape
In this exposure mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings for taking pictures of distant
subjects, such as landscape scenes. In addition to biasing toward smaller aperture sizes, the
following are forced to specific settings and are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
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Auto Focus Range − Normal
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Lock
ISO Speed − Auto, with bias toward slower ISO speeds
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
Close-up
In this exposure mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings for taking pictures of subjects
close up. In addition to biasing toward smaller aperture sizes, the following are forced to specific
settings and are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
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Auto Focus Range − Macro
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Lock
ISO Speed − Auto
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
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Action
In this exposure mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings for taking pictures of subjects in
action, such as people playing sports. In addition to biasing toward faster shutter speeds, the
following are forced to specific settings and are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
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Auto Focus Range − Normal
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Continuous
ISO Speed − Auto, with bias toward faster ISO speeds
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
Night
Note: When using Night exposure mode, you
may want to use a tripod, since exposures in this
mode are typically long.
In this exposure mode, the camera automatically optimizes for dark scenes taken at night. The
camera opens the shutter to collect ambient light. Then, if the flash is turned on, the camera fires the
flash at the end of the exposure to illuminate objects in the foreground. The following are forced to
specific settings and are grayed-out in the Photo Assist menu:
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Auto Focus Range − Normal
White Balance − Auto
AE (Auto Exposure) Metering − Average
Focus Lock − Lock
ISO Speed − Auto
EV Bracket − Off
Exposure compensation − Off
Program Mode
Note: The Auto and the Auto with Red-Eye
Reduction flash modes are not available in the
Program exposure mode.
This is an auto exposure mode where the camera selects an appropriate aperture and shutter speed.
However, you can adjust all settings in the Photo Assist menu in this mode. The settings remain when
you switch modes (that is, move from Capture mode to another mode) and when you cycle the
power on the camera (power it off and then on again).
Shutter Priority
Note: The Auto and the Auto with Red-Eye
Reduction flash modes are not available in the
Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode.
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In this exposure mode, you select a shutter speed, and the camera automatically selects the aperture
setting. However, you can adjust all settings in the Photo Assist menu in this mode. The settings
remain when you switch modes (that is, move from Capture mode to another mode) and when you
cycle the power on the camera (power it off and then on again).
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Setting the Exposure Mode
Aperture Priority
Note: The Auto and the Auto with Red-Eye
Reduction flash modes are not available in the
Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode.
In this exposure mode, you select an aperture, and the camera automatically selects the shutter
speed. However, you can adjust all settings in the Photo Assist menu in this mode. The settings
remain when you switch modes (that is, move from Capture mode to another mode) and when you
cycle the power on the camera (power it off and then on again).
Manual
Note: The Auto and the Auto with Red-Eye
Reduction flash modes are not available in the
Manual exposure mode.
Also, an external flash is only supported with
the Manual exposure mode setting.
Using the Status LCD
Figure 3: Status LCD Indicators
Timer mode
Image
type
In this exposure mode, you have complete control over the shutter speed, aperture, and all other
camera settings. (A fixed tone curve is used to adjust exposure.) You can adjust all settings in the
Photo Assist menu in this mode. The settings remain when you switch modes (that is, move from
Capture mode to another mode) and when you cycle the power on the camera (power it off and then
on again).
Auto
focus
area
Flash
mode
Exposure
bar graph
Battery
status
Shutter speed and F-number
or pictures remaining
The status LCD on the top of the camera conveys important information about the camera’s status.
As shown in Figure 3, the indicators on the status LCD show you:
Š Settings for the following:
Š Image type
Š Timer mode
Š Auto focus area
Š Flash mode for the pop-up flash
Š Status of the camera’s batteries
Note: If you see 000 flashing in the status
LCD, this means that either there is no memory
card in the camera, or the memory card is full.
Š Shutter speed and f-number, which are displayed when you either first set the camera to the
Note: For information on the exposure bar
graph and the AE-L button, see “Understanding
the Exposure Bar Graph” and “Using the Auto
Exposure Lock (AE-L) Button” on page 16.
Š Exposure bar graph, which is displayed when you set the camera to the Manual exposure mode,
Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), or Manual exposure mode, or press the
shutter release button halfway down in all exposure modes, or lock the exposure bar graph by
using the auto exposure lock (AE-L) button. Otherwise, the number of pictures remaining on the
memory card is displayed.
or when you turn on exposure compensation in the Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), or Aperture
Priority (Av) exposure mode.
The status LCD turns on every time you power on the camera. You can use the status LCD to assess
the current status of the camera, and to change the image type, timer mode, auto focus area, and
flash mode settings when preparing to take pictures (see the next subsection).
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Using the Status LCD
Using the Status LCD Buttons
Figure 4: Status LCD Buttons
There are four buttons to the side of the status LCD (see Figure 4):
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Timer mode button
Auto focus area button
Flash mode button
These buttons toggle through the associated camera settings within the status LCD. To change one
of these settings, press the associated button until you see the desired icon or set of icons displayed
in the status LCD for the setting you want.
Note: The status LCD buttons are inactive when
the camera is in a menu, in Instant Review (see
page 33), or in any other mode besides
Capture mode.
The next four subsections explain the possible settings for the image type, timer mode, auto focus
area, and flash mode, respectively.
Setting the Image Type
Your camera can take three types of pictures (that is, three “image types”). The default image type is
One Shot. Each image type is displayed on the status LCD with the icon shown in Table 2. To set the
image type, press the image type button
next to the status LCD to toggle through the icons on
the status LCD until you see the image type setting you want (see Table 2).
Note: For the Timelapse image type, you can
set the number of images that will be captured
and the interval between them in the Timelapse
Settings submenu of the Capture Settings
menu. (See “Timelapse Settings Submenu” on
page 62.)
Also note that if the interval you set for
Timelapse image capture is long, the camera
may go into sleep mode (shutting off the image
LCD) between taking pictures to conserve
battery power.
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Table 2: Image Type Settings
Image Type
When to Use
One Shot (default)
When capturing a single image.
Press and release the shutter release button to
capture a single image.
Continuous
When capturing a series of
images in rapid succession.
Recommended for action shots.
Hold the shutter release button down. Continuous
images are captured until you release the button or
until the memory card is full.
Timelapse
When capturing a slow process
with a series of images.
Press and release the shutter release button, and the
camera captures the first image. Then it displays a
countdown to the next picture on the top overlay
bar. To cancel, press the Stop soft key.
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How to Use
Using the Status LCD
Setting the Timer Mode
Note: The 10-Second Timer mode is disabled
for the Timelapse image type. (See “Setting the
Image Type” on page 13.)
Note: After each timed exposure in 10-Second
Timer mode, the camera will default to the Off
timer mode setting. You must reset the timer to
take another timed picture. In contrast, the
Remote and the 3-Second Remote timer mode
settings remain set shot-to-shot.
Also, when the camera is set to the Continuous
image type, you can only take one picture with
the 10-Second Timer or 3-Second Remote timer
modes. Therefore, to capture a Continuous
sequence of images, either use no timer mode
(that is, leave the timer mode set to its default
Off setting), or use the Remote timer mode.
Your camera has four timer modes. The default timer mode is Off. Each mode is displayed on the
status LCD with the icon shown in Table 3. To set the timer mode, press the timer mode button
next to the status LCD to toggle through the icons on the status LCD until you see the timer setting
you want (see Table 3).
Table 3: Timer Mode Settings
Timer Mode
Icon Displayed
When to Use
Off (default)
No Icon
To take pictures without using the timer.
10-Second Timer
To take a picture 10 seconds after
pressing the shutter release button.
Remote
To use the remote infrared trigger on the
HP Remote Control (included with the
camera) with no delay.
3-Second Remote
To use the remote infrared trigger on the
HP Remote Control (included with the
camera) with a 3-second delay.
Setting the Auto Focus Area
You can choose from two auto focus areas that are available via the status LCD. (The auto focus area
is the area of the scene that the camera will use to determine auto focus settings.) The default is Wide
auto focus area. To set the auto focus mode, press the auto focus area button
next to the status
LCD to toggle through the icons on the status LCD until you see the setting you want (see Table 4).
Note: The lines in the viewfinder show the
regions used for the Wide and the Spot auto
focus areas.
Also note that, when the exposure mode is set
to Auto, the auto focus area is forced to the
Wide setting.
Table 4: Auto Focus Area Settings
Auto Focus Area
Wide (default)
Spot
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Icon Displayed
When to Use
Use for most situations.
Use when the objects in the scene are at
different distances, and you want to be sure
that a small portion of the scene is in focus.
Using the Status LCD
Figure 5: Pop-up Flash Button
Setting the Flash Mode
Your camera has four flash modes for the pop-up flash. Each mode is displayed on the status LCD
with the icon(s) shown in Table 5. The default flash mode depends on the current exposure mode
that is set on the camera (see Table 5).
To set the flash mode, you must first press the pop-up flash button (see Figure 5) to pop up the flash
unit. (The flash does not pop up automatically.) Then press the flash mode button
next to the
status LCD to toggle through the icons on the status LCD until you see the flash mode setting you
want (see Table 5). To turn the flash off, you must press the pop-up flash unit down until it locks shut
in the camera body.
For more information about using either the pop-up flash, or an external flash that you attach to the
hot shoe on top of the camera, see “Using Flash” on page 18.
Note: The Auto and the Auto with Red-Eye
Reduction flash modes are not available in the
Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority
(Av), or Manual exposure modes.
Table 5: Flash Mode Settings
Flash Mode
Auto
(default for Auto, Portrait,
Landscape, Close-up, Action, and
Night exposure modes)
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Icon Displayed
When to Use
To allow the camera to determine the need for flash
based on the lighting conditions.
Auto with Red-Eye Reduction
To allow the camera to determine the need for flash
based on the lighting conditions. When flash is used,
red-eye reduction minimizes the occurrence of redeye in pictures of people or animals by flashing twice.
Forced On
(default for Program, Shutter
Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av),
and Manual exposure modes)
To use the flash, regardless of the lighting conditions.
Forced On with Red-Eye
Reduction
To use the flash, regardless of the lighting conditions.
Red-eye reduction minimizes the occurrence of redeye in pictures of people or animals by flashing twice.
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Using the Status LCD
Understanding the Exposure Bar Graph
Figure 6: Exposure Bar Graph in
Manual Exposure Mode
The exposure bar graph is only displayed in the status LCD when the camera is set to the Program,
Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), or Manual exposure mode. This bar graph displays the
number of stops that the camera is under- or over-exposing in +/- 3 stops. In the bar graph, each
small tick mark is a half stop, and each large tick mark is a full stop.
Š Normal Operation − In all exposure modes except Manual, the exposure bar graph is off when
the picture you are taking will be properly exposed.
Figure 7: Exposure Bar Graph with
Exposure Compensation
Š Manual Exposure Mode − When the camera is in Manual exposure mode, the exposure bar
graph displays a series of dots from the center of the bar graph to indicate the amount of underor over-exposure (see Figure 6). If exposure is more than 3 stops under or over, the − or + sign
will blink respectively.
Š Exposure Compensation − When exposure compensation is turned on, a single dot appears on
the bar graph indicating the amount of exposure compensation (see Figure 7). For information
about setting exposure compensation, see “Using the Sub-Dial” on page 17.
Using the Auto Exposure Lock (AE-L) Button
Figure 8: AE-L Button
When you press the auto exposure lock (AE-L) button on the back of the camera (see Figure 8), the
exposure bar graph (see the previous subsection) is locked. The exposure bar graph stays locked for
20 seconds or until you press the AE-L button again to toggle it off. Thus, the 20-second time-out
continues after you take a picture, and all of the pictures you take within the 20 seconds will have the
same exposure reading.
If the auto focus is locked on the camera, then auto exposure must also be locked. That is, if you set
the Focus Lock submenu (located in the Photo Assist menu of Capture mode, see page 67) to AF
(Auto Focus) Lock and press the shutter release button halfway down to lock focus, the exposure will
also lock at this point even if you do not press or have not pressed the AE-L button. In this case, the
20 second time-out does not apply; the camera keeps the setting in the Focus Lock submenu until
you change it. The camera then returns to continuous exposure (AE) after you release the shutter
release button.
Note: The AE-L button is disabled in the Auto
and Manual exposure modes. In these exposure
modes, auto exposure will always lock along
with AF Lock when you press the shutter release
button halfway down.
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Using the Auto Exposure Lock (AE-L) Button
Using the Sub-Dial
Figure 9: Sub-Dial
The sub-dial is located on the front of the camera (see Figure 9). Its functionality changes depending
on the exposure mode you set.
Š Program
− Rotating the sub-dial adjusts up one shutter speed and down one aperture, and
vice versa when rotated in the opposite direction. It also performs exposure compensation when
you press and hold down the +/- /Av button on the back of the camera (see Figure 10).
Š Shutter Priority
− Rotating the sub-dial changes the shutter speed by one stop. When you
press and hold down the +/- /Av button, the exposure compensation changes.
Š Aperture Priority
− Rotating the sub-dial changes the aperture setting by one stop.
Š Manual
− Rotating the sub-dial changes the shutter speed. When you press and hold down
the +/- /Av button, the sub-dial changes the aperture setting.
Figure 10: +/- /Av Button
Š All other exposure modes − The sub-dial is inactive for these exposure settings.
You can also use the sub-dial to scroll left and right in the Capture, Playback, and Review mode
menus, as well as through images in the Playback and Review modes.
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Using the Sub-Dial
Note: When you first power on your camera,
the pop-up flash is down, and the status LCD
shows no flash mode icons. The flash is turned
off and the flash will not fire until you manually
pop it up by pressing the pop-up flash button
on the top of the camera.
Figure 11: Pop-up Flash Button
Using Flash
The camera has an built-in pop-up flash. It also supports an external flash that you can attach to the
hot shoe on top of the camera.
Using the Pop-up Flash
To use the built-in pop-up flash:
1 Manually pop up the flash by pressing the pop-up flash button (see Figure 11).
The flash will begin charging, and the flash mode icon will display in the status LCD.
2 Press the flash mode button to toggle through and choose the appropriate flash mode setting
(see“Setting the Flash Mode” on page 15).
To turn the pop-up flash off, press the pop-up flash unit down until it locks shut in the camera body.
Note: The maximum flash-shutter sync speed is
1/500 sec.
Using an External Flash
Note: The camera does not support Smart
Strobe functionality in an external flash.
Š It must be able to use auto flash operation (external flash sensor) − that is, it must have and use
To use an external flash with your camera, the flash must have these two characteristics:
its own light sensor.
Š Its lens coverage must be at least 33mm.
To use the external flash, refer to the documentation that came with it. As a general rule, you will
need to dial-in the ISO speed and aperture settings of the camera on the external flash. You can find
the ISO speed setting in the Status screen of Capture mode (see “Viewing the Camera Status” on
page 21) and the aperture value on the status LCD in Capture mode (see “Using the Status LCD” on
page 12).
Note: The external flash is only supported in
the Manual exposure mode; it is not supported
in any of the other exposure modes.
To use an external flash:
1 Make sure the pop-up flash is down.
Also note that there are no LCD icons to
indicate that the external flash is enabled, and
there are no flash modes associated with the
external flash.
2 Set the exposure mode dial on the camera to Manual
to enable the external flash feature.
The external flash is automatically enabled and cannot be disabled unless you change
exposure modes or pop up the built-in flash.
3 Attach the external flash unit to the hot shoe on top of the camera. Refer to the documentation
that came with the external flash to use it with the camera.
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Using Flash
Using the Image LCD
Figure 12: Image LCD Screen in Live View
Top
overlay bar
shows status
Bottom
overlay bar
shows soft key
labels
Turn the image LCD on by pressing the DISPLAY button on the back of the camera. You now see the
live view of Capture mode on the image LCD. Live view lets you preview the pictures you can take
with the camera, as well as view and change some of the camera’s settings.
The image LCD screen in the live view of Capture mode includes two opaque overlay bars and an
image area in the center for viewing your picture subjects (see Figure 12). The top overlay bar
displays status information about the camera while you are taking pictures. The bottom overlay
bar contains labels that describe the function of the soft keys immediately below them. For example,
if you press the right (Status) soft key in Capture mode, the Status screen displays. To turn the
overlay bars off or on, press the middle (Overlay) soft key.
Soft keys
You can also use the image LCD to access the menus to change camera settings in the Capture,
Playback, and Review modes, and to play back and review captured images in the Playback and
Review modes, respectively. The image LCD is disabled in PC Connect mode.
Note: By default, the image LCD is turned off
when you power on the camera in Capture
mode. If you want the image LCD to always turn
on instead, you can change the setting in the
Display submenu of the Preferences menu. (See
“Display Submenu” on page 75 and “Setting the
Display” on page 104.)
However, note that the image LCD uses a lot of
battery power. If you are running your camera
on batteries rather than with the HP-approved
AC power adapter, you may want to limit your
use of the image LCD.
Note: Be sure that the viewfinder cap is in place
anytime you use the image LCD to take
pictures. Without it, light from the viewfinder
may leak into the image you capture and cause
a flare on the image.
The following subsections provide more information about the overlay bars and the soft keys in the
live view of Capture mode.
Understanding the Text Message Area
The text message area is a one-line text area in the middle of the top overlay bar. An example text
message is: “Battery Low.“ The following indicators will also appear in the text message area.
Macro Indicator
When you set either the exposure mode to Close-up, or the Auto Focus Range submenu in the Photo
Assist menu to Macro, the Macro icon is displayed on the right side of the text message area. For
information on the Auto Focus Range submenu, see page 64.
Digital Zoom Indicator
When the camera is in digital zoom, the digital zoom icon
is displayed on the right side of the
text message area. For information on digital zooming, see “Using the Zoom Ring” on page 29.
Manual Focus Distance
When you set the Focus mode to Manual (MF), the focus distance, bracketed by left and right arrows,
appears on the left side of the text message area. For more information, see the next subsection.
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Using the Image LCD
Setting Auto/Manual Focus
Press the left (AF/MF) soft key in the live view of Capture mode to toggle between Auto Focus (AF)
and Manual Focus (MF) modes.
Auto Focus (AF)
Auto Focus (AF) is the default focus setting. In AF mode, the camera automatically focuses the lens
on a picture subject. AF mode enables the camera’s auto focus system over a range determined by
the settings in the Auto Focus Range submenu of the Photo Assist menu. (See “Auto Focus Range
Submenu” on page 64.) Pressing the shutter release button halfway down in AF mode will initiate
auto focus.
Manual Focus (MF)
This setting disables the auto focus system and allows you to select the focus distance manually.
When using Manual Focus (MF), the camera will display the focus distance, bracketed by left and
right arrows, on the left side of the top overlay bar.
Note: The Auto Focus Range (selected in the
Photo Assist menu) does not apply to Manual
Focus (MF) mode; in MF mode, the full focus
range is enabled.
Once you have selected MF mode, you can use the left and right arrows of the 4-way controller to
increase or decrease the focus distance (see “Using the 4-Way Controller” on page 22). Pressing the
right arrow on the 4-way controller lengthens the focus distance. Pressing the left arrow on the
4-way controller shortens the focus distance. The available focus distances are: 0.1m (telephoto
only), 0.2m, 0.3m, 0.5m, 0.7m, 1.m, 1.5m, 3m, 10m, and Infinity (INF).
The start point for Manual Focus (MF) is the focus distance at which auto focus stopped. Note that
this start point may fall between two of the Manual Focus end-points. In this case, the intermediate
distance will be displayed. However, once you press the 4-way controller to change the focus
distance, you cannot return to the intermediate distance again.
Using the Overlay Soft Key
Press the middle (Overlay) soft key to turn both overlay bars off in the live view of Capture mode. To
turn the overlay bars on again, press any of the three soft keys. When the overlay bars are off, the
soft keys are disabled for their normal functions and are, instead, enabled only to turn the overlay
bars on again.
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Using the Image LCD
Viewing the Camera Status
Figure 13: Camera Status Screen
You can press the right (Status) soft key while in the live view of Capture mode to display the Status
screen (see Figure 13). This screen allows you to check the current camera status, such as the current
resolution, quality level, and white balance settings. (To change these settings, use the Capture mode
menus. See page 22.) One or more icons may also appear on the Status screen:
Š
Š
means that a memory card is inserted in the camera.
means that either the exposure mode is set to Close-up, or the Auto Focus Range submenu
in the Photo Assist menu is set to Macro.
Š
shows the battery status.
The following status information is provided:
Resolution
Resolution setting for capturing images (Full Size or 1/4)
Quality
Quality setting for capturing images (Good, Better, or Best for the JPEG file
type, or TIFF for the TIFF file type)
White Balance
Color correction setting to make white areas appear white with no color cast
ISO Speed
ISO Speed setting
AE Metering
Auto Exposure Metering setting
AF Range
Auto Focus Range setting
Version
The version number of your camera’s firmware
To exit the Status screen and return to the live view of Capture mode, press the right (Exit) soft key.
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Using the Capture Mode Menus
Your camera has four Capture mode menus:
Note: For more information about all of the
Capture mode menus and related soft keys, see
“Chapter 6: Menu and Soft Key Reference”
starting on page 60.
For more information about the Preferences
menu, see “Appendix A: Using the Preferences
Menu” starting on page 103.
Figure 14: Parts of a Menu
Š
Š
Š
Š
Capture Settings
Photo Assist
Image Stamp
Preferences
The Capture Settings, Photo Assist, and Image Stamp menus have settings you can change which
affect the images you capture. The Preferences menu allows you to change a variety of your
camera’s general settings.
To access the Capture mode menus:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Capture mode
Menu icons
Current
menu’s title
Menu
options
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Capture mode menus are displayed on
the image LCD (see Figure 14).
Overlay
bar
Soft keys
4 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to move across the menu icon bar to access
a particular menu. (See the next subsection, “Using the 4-Way Controller.”)
5 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to move the highlight to the menu option
you want to select.
6 Press the left soft key to select the highlighted menu option.
Figure 15: 4-Way Controller
Using the 4-Way Controller
The 4-way controller is the large button located on the back of your camera (see Figure 15). Press an
arrow on the 4-way controller to move in the direction of that arrow (up, down, right, or left) in the
image LCD, such as within the menu structures of the Capture, Review, or Playback modes.
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Using the Image LCD
Chapter 3: Taking Pictures
Overview
Once you have set your camera to Capture mode and you have a basic understanding of how to use
your camera’s status LCD and image LCD (see “Chapter 2: Preparing to Take Pictures” starting on
page 8), you are ready to take pictures. To optimize your camera’s capabilities, it is important to
understand how to use the zoom ring, what the indicators in the viewfinder LCD mean, what the
various LEDs mean when they light solid or blink, how to use Instant Review, and how to use the
sound recording features when taking pictures.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Š “Taking Simple Point-and-Shoot Pictures” on page 23
Š “Taking More Advanced Pictures” on page 24
Š “Using Focus Lock” on page 25
Š “Shooting a One Shot Image” on page 26
Š “Shooting Continuous Images” on page 27
Š “Shooting Timelapse Images” on page 28
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Note: These instructions for taking simple
point-and-shoot pictures assume that your
camera is set to the default image type (One
Shot), and that Instant Review is on, as well.
(See “Setting the Image Type” on page 13 and
“Using Instant Review” on page 33 for more
information.)
Note: When you remove the viewfinder cap,
you can place it inside one of the snapped
compartments on your camera’s neck strap
for safekeeping.
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“Using the Zoom Ring” on page 29
“Using the Diopter Control” on page 29
“Understanding the Viewfinder LCD” on page 30
“Understanding the LEDs on the Camera” on page 32
“Using Instant Review” on page 33
“Recording Sound” on page 34
Taking Simple Point-and-Shoot Pictures
Here is the simplest method for taking pictures with your camera:
1 Set the camera mode dial to the Capture mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Remove the lens cap and the viewfinder cap.
4 Set the exposure mode dial to Auto
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5 Look through the viewfinder to select and frame a subject for your picture.
6 Press the shutter release button. Wait for the shutter sound, indicating the camera has captured
the image. Then release the button.
The captured image appears for a 3-second Instant Review period on the image LCD. If you are
happy with it, do nothing, and the image will be saved on the memory card. If not, you can
delete the image while it is still displayed in Instant Review by pressing the middle (Delete)
soft key.
Taking More Advanced Pictures
As explained in Chapter 2: “Preparing to Take Pictures,” your camera has more advanced features
that you can set via your camera’s status LCD and image LCD. Here is the general procedure for
taking more advanced pictures:
1 Set the camera mode dial to the Capture mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Remove the lens cap and, if you will use the viewfinder, remove the viewfinder cap.
Note: Anytime you use either the image LCD,
the 10-Second Timer mode, or the HP Remote
Control to take pictures, be sure that the
viewfinder cap is in place. Without it, light from
the viewfinder may leak into the image you
capture and cause a flare on the image.
4 Set the exposure mode dial to the exposure mode you want to use. (For information on the
exposure modes, see “Setting the Exposure Mode” on page 9.)
5 Set the image type, timer mode, auto focus area, and/or flash mode via the status LCD buttons
on the top of the camera, as desired. (For information on these settings, see “Using the Status
LCD Buttons” on page 13.) The settings you choose are displayed in the status LCD.
6 Press the DISPLAY button on the back of the camera to turn the image LCD on.
7 Press the left soft key to set Manual Focus (MF), if desired. (For more information, see “Setting
Auto/Manual Focus” on page 20.)
8 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera to display the Capture mode menus on the
image LCD, if you wish to change any of the default camera settings in the menus.
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Note: If you have set the exposure mode to
either Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up,
Action, or Night, the Photo Assist menu will be
“grayed-out,” such that you won’t be able to
change any of the Photo Assist menu settings.
(See “Setting the Exposure Mode” on page 9.)
Note: The image LCD uses a lot of battery
power. If you are running your camera on
batteries rather than with the HP-approved AC
power adapter, you may want to limit your use
of the image LCD and use the viewfinder
instead. To turn the image LCD off, press the
DISPLAY button on the back of the camera.
9 Select the menu options you wish to change in the Capture Settings, Photo Assist, and/or Image
Stamp menus, and then make the changes to the camera settings within those menus, as
desired. (For information about changing settings in these Capture mode menus, see “Capture
Mode Menus and Soft Keys” on page 60.)
For example, if you have set the camera to the Timelapse image type, then you might want to
change the default settings in the Timelapse menu option of the Capture Settings menu. In this
case, you could change the number of images and/or the interval between them for the timelapse sequence that you want to shoot.
10 Press the right (Exit) soft key to exit the Capture mode menus.
11 Use the image LCD or the viewfinder to select and frame the subject for your picture. If needed,
use the zoom ring (see page 29) to adjust the focal length of the camera lens to focus on the
picture subject. (For information about the viewfinder LCD, see page 30.) You can also use the
diopter control (see page 29) when looking through the viewfinder to adjust the focus of the
picture subject in the viewfinder. Note that the diopter control has no effect on the image you
capture, however.
If you cannot obtain focus on your picture subject, see the next subsection, “Using Focus Lock.”
Otherwise, go on to the “What’s Next?” subsection.
Using Focus Lock
If you cannot obtain focus on your picture subject, use Focus Lock as follows to get the proper focus:
1 If the main subject of your picture is:
Š Not within the center of the viewfinder frame or image LCD screen, center the main subject
of your picture in the center of the viewfinder frame or image LCD screen. Go on to step 2.
Š Near a very bright or dark area, or is behind another object (such as a screen or fence) which
overlaps the subject, focus the camera on another object the same distance from you as the
subject. Go on to step 2.
2 Press the shutter release button halfway down and continue to hold it halfway down . This locks
the focus.
3 Without releasing the shutter release button, recompose the picture as you originally wanted it,
and then press the shutter button all the way down to take the picture. (Also see the following
subsections for how to take pictures for each image type.)
What’s Next?
What you need to do next to actually take a picture depends on the image type you have selected,
and whether or not you have set a timer mode. The following subsections describe how to capture
the image(s), as well as what occurs once you do, for each image type setting.
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Shooting a One Shot Image
If you are using the:
Š Shutter release button with no timer mode set,
set press the shutter release button. Wait for the
shutter sound, indicating the camera has captured the image. Then release the button.
Š 10-Second Timer
mode,
mode press and release the shutter release button. The timer LED on the
front of the camera (see page 32) lights solid for 7 seconds. It then blinks for the final 3 seconds
before the camera captures the image.
Š Remote
or 3-Second Remote
timer mode
mode, point the HP Remote Control at the camera,
and press and release the Remote Control’s trigger button. If you set the Remote timer mode,
the camera immediately captures the image. If you set the 3-Second Remote timer mode, the
timer LED on the front of the camera (see page 32) blinks faster for 3 seconds. Then the camera
captures the image.
If Instant Review is on (see “Using Instant Review” on page 33), you can do any of the following while
the image you just captured is displayed in Instant Review on the image LCD:
Š Record sound that will be attached to this image. For information on how to do this, see
“Recording Sound” on page 34.
Š Delete the image by pressing the middle (Delete) soft key.
Š Save the image to the memory card and return to the Capture mode immediately by pressing
the right (Exit) soft key.
Š Do nothing and, when Instant Review times out (the default time-out is 3 seconds), the image is
then saved to the memory card automatically.
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Taking More Advanced Pictures
Shooting Continuous Images
Note: When the camera is set to the Continuous
image type, you can only take one picture with
the 10-Second Timer or 3-Second Remote timer
modes. Therefore, to capture a Continuous
sequence of images, either use no timer mode
(that is, leave the timer mode set to its default
Off setting), or use the Remote timer mode.
If you are using the:
Š Shutter release button with no timer mode set,
set press the shutter release button and
continue to hold the button down. The camera then begins to capture the images in the
Continuous sequence.
Š Remote
timer mode
mode, point the HP Remote Control at the camera, and press and
release the Remote Control’s trigger button for each image you want to capture in the
Continuous sequence.
Continuous images are captured until either you release the shutter release button (with no timer
mode set), or you stop pressing the Remote Control’s trigger button (with the Remote timer mode
set), or the memory card becomes full, whichever comes first.
Note: If Instant Review is on, each image in a
Continuous sequence except for the final one is
automatically saved to the memory card before
the camera captures the next image in the
sequence. If Instant Review is off, each image is
automatically saved before the next one is
captured, and then the final one is saved
automatically, as well.
Also note that, unlike Timelapse images,
Continuous images are not grouped together
but are individual images. Thus, they are saved
as individual images on the memory card.
The camera will capture images as fast as it can. The time between pictures will vary depending on
the processing required (for such things as the resolution and image quality settings) before each
image is saved to the memory card (see the second Note on the left). The capture rate also depends
on whether or not the flash is being charged between shots. If you wish to increase the capture rate
of Continuous images, you can turn the live view of Capture mode off by pressing the DISPLAY
button on the back of the camera, turn Instant Review off through the Display menu option in the
Preferences menu of Capture mode (see “Display Submenu” on page 75), and not use the flash.
If Instant Review is on (see “Using Instant Review” on page 33). at the end of taking a Continuous
sequence of images, the final image of the sequence is displayed in the Instant Review on the image
LCD. You can do any of the following during the Instant Review period:
Š Record sound that will be attached to the final image of the sequence. For information on how
to do this, see “Recording Sound” on page 34.
Š Delete the final image of the sequence by pressing the middle (Delete) soft key. (All of the
other images in the sequence were already saved to the memory card.)
Note: If you are unhappy with any other
images within a Continuous sequence (rather
than just the final image, which you can only
delete during Instant Review), you can delete
those images in the Review mode. To do this,
see “Deleting Images” on page 40.
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Š Save the final image of the sequence to the memory card and return to the Capture mode
immediately by pressing the right (Exit) soft key. (All of the other images in the sequence were
already saved to the memory card.)
Š Do nothing and, when Instant Review times out (the default time-out is 3 seconds), the final
image of the sequence is then saved to the memory card automatically.
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Shooting Timelapse Images
Note: The 10-Second Timer mode is disabled
for the Timelapse image type.
If you are using the:
Š Shutter release button with no timer mode set,
set press and release the shutter release button
one time. Then the camera captures the first image of the Timelapse sequence.
Š Remote
or 3-Second Remote
timer mode
mode, point the HP Remote Control at the camera,
and press and release the Remote Control’s trigger button one time. If you set the Remote timer
mode, the camera immediately captures the first image of the Timelapse sequence. If you set
the 3-Second Remote timer mode, the timer LED on the front of the camera (see page 32) blinks
faster for 3 seconds. Then the camera captures the first image of the Timelapse sequence.
The settings in the Timelapse menu option of the Capture Settings menu determine the number of
pictures that are taken and the interval between pictures in the Timelapse sequence of images that
are captured. (To change the Timelapse settings, see “Timelapse Settings Submenu” on page 62.)
The image LCD displays the previously captured image while counting down to the next image
capture. The only option you have is to stop the Timelapse sequence by pressing the right (Stop)
soft key.
If Instant Review is on (see “Using Instant Review” on page 33). at the end of taking a Timelapse
sequence of images, the first image in the sequence is displayed in the Instant Review on the image
LCD. You can do any of the following during the Instant Review period:
Note: If you are unhappy with one or more
images within a Timelapse sequence, you can
delete only those images in the Review mode
(rather than deleting all of the images in the
sequence during Instant Review). To do this, see
“Deleting Images” on page 40.
Note: All images in a Timelapse sequence are
saved as one group on the memory card.
Š Record sound that will be attached to the first image of the sequence. For information on how to
do this, see “Recording Sound” on page 34.
Š Delete all of the images in the sequence by pressing the middle (Delete) soft key.
Š Save all of the images in the sequence to the memory card and return to the Capture mode
immediately by pressing the right (Exit) soft key.
Š Do nothing and, when Instant Review times out (the default time-out is 3 seconds), all of the
images in the sequence are then saved to the memory card automatically.
What’s Next?
The following sections provide more information about various features of your camera that you
can use when taking pictures (such as the zoom), or that provide you with important feedback on the
status of your camera while you are taking pictures (such as the viewfinder LCD and the camera’s
LEDs). Once you have read through the following sections, continue on to Chapter 4 to learn how to
view and review the images you have captured via the camera’s Playback and Review modes.
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Using the Zoom Ring
Figure 16: Zoom Ring
While you are framing the subject for a picture, you will likely find that you need to zoom in or out
on the subject. This section explains the camera’s zoom ring, which you can use for this purpose (see
Figure 16).
Rotating the zoom ring around the lens barrel moves the lens continuously between wide angle and
telephoto focal lengths for optical zooming. As shown in Figure 17, you rotate the zoom ring in one
direction for wide angle (W), and in the other direction for telephoto (T). Note that the zoom ring will
bounce back after you release it.
The zoom ring also controls digital zooming. Digital zooming refers to digital cropping of the image,
giving the appearance of greater zoom. After the optical zoom is at its maximum setting, you can
digitally zoom in three steps (see below). Note, however, that you must have the image LCD on for
the digital zoom to operate. In digital zoom mode, enlargement is accomplished without changes in
the lens configuration. Since the lens is not involved in digital zoom, the changes appear only in the
image LCD; they are not evident through the viewfinder.
Figure 17: Directions to Rotate the Zoom Ring for
Wide Angle (W) and Telephoto (T) Focal Lengths
If the image LCD is turned on, at the end of the telephoto range, releasing and pressing the zoom
ring will initiate digital zooming. A digital zoom icon
will appear in the text message area of the
image LCD’s top overlay bar. Digital zoom occurs in three steps:
Š 1.2x
Š 1.5x
Š 2x
The camera pauses for 250 milliseconds (1/4 second) between steps. Digital zoom remains set shotto-shot, but turns off when you cycle the power on the camera. It also turns off any time you exit the
live view of Capture mode (for example, you press the MENU button on the camera to display the
Capture mode menus, or you turn the camera mode dial to set the camera to another mode).
Figure 18: Diopter Control
Using the Diopter Control
The rubber eye cup on the viewfinder is also a diopter control that you can turn (see Figure 18). The
diopter control allows you to adjust the focus of the picture subject in the viewfinder. Note that the
diopter control has no effect on the image you capture, however.
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Using the Zoom Ring
Understanding the Viewfinder LCD
Figure 19: Indicators in the Viewfinder LCD
Over-/underexposure indicator
In-focus
indicator
Auto
exposure
lock (AE-L)
Flash
status
Shutter speed and F-number
or pictures remaining
Note: To see exactly how many stops over or
under the exposure is, look at the exposure bar
graph on the status LCD. When the exposure is
nominally set, neither icon is displayed.
Your camera’s viewfinder displays information in the same way other SLR cameras do: with an LCD
within the viewfinder. Figure 19 shows the indicators you may see in your camera’s viewfinder LCD.
The following subsections explain these indicators.
Over-/Under-Exposure Indicator
The
icon in the viewfinder indicates over- and under-exposure. If the camera is in Manual
exposure mode, the + (plus) will light to show that the image will be over-exposed, and the − (minus)
will light to show that the image will be under-exposed.
If the metering is more than 3 stops over or under, the appropriate + or − icon will blink. The + and −
will turn off if the exposure is within +/- 0.3 stops of nominal.
If exposure compensation has been turned on in Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), or Aperture Priority
(Av) exposure mode, both the + and − icons will light.
When the EV (Exposure Value) Bracket script is running, the + icon lights during the capture of the
over-exposed image, and the − icon lights during the capture of the under-exposed image. For more
information, see “EV Bracket Submenu” on page 69.
In-Focus Indicator
The hexagon in the viewfinder LCD is for focus status. If the setting in the Focus Lock submenu is AF
(Auto Focus) Lock, the in-focus indicator blinks when auto focus is unable to find focus, and it lights
solid when the subject is in focus. If the focus lock is set to Continuous AF, the in-focus indicator is
off. For more information, see “Focus Lock Submenu” on page 67.
Auto Exposure Lock (AE-L)
The asterisk in the viewfinder LCD lights to indicate that the exposure has been locked when you
press the auto exposure lock (AE-L) button on the back of the camera. It will also blink when you
press the shutter release button halfway down if the camera is processing a picture and is not yet
ready to take the next picture.
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Flash Status
The lightning bolt in the viewfinder blinks when the flash is charging, and it lights solid when the
flash is charged and ready to fire. When the flash is off and the light in the scene is low, the lightning
bolt will also blink as a warning when you press the shutter release button halfway down.
Shutter Speed and F-Number/Pictures Remaining
The viewfinder LCD shows either the shutter speed and the f-number, or the pictures remaining,
as follows:
Š When the camera is first set to Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), or Manual
exposure mode, the shutter speed and f-number are displayed. They are also displayed when
you lock the exposure bar graph by using the auto exposure lock (AE-L) button. If there is no
activity on the sub-dial or shutter release button for 20 seconds, then the viewfinder LCD
displays the pictures remaining.
Š Activity on the sub-dial or shutter release button will return the viewfinder LCD to showing
shutter speed and f-number, and will reset the 20 second time-out.
Š In Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, or Night exposure mode, the shutter speed and
f-number are displayed when you press the shutter release button halfway down.
Š In Program or Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode, the shutter speed will blink when it is out of
range (for very bright or very dark scenes).
Š In Program or Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode, the f-number will blink when the aperture
has run out of range (for very bright or very dark scenes).
Š At all other times. the number of pictures remaining is displayed.
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Understanding the LEDs on the Camera
Your camera has several LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that light solid or blink to indicate that
certain actions are occurring within the camera. This section describes what these LEDs are and how
they behave.
Timer LED
Figure 20: Timer LED
The red timer LED on the front of the camera (see Figure 20) lights solid and/or blinks depending on
the timer mode you set (see “Setting the Timer Mode” on page 14). If you set the timer mode to the:
Š 10-Second Timer mode when you press the shutter release button all the way down, the timer
LED lights solid for 7 seconds. It then blinks for the final 3 seconds before the camera takes
the picture.
Š Remote timer mode
mode, the timer LED blinks slowly while waiting for the trigger. When you press
the HP Remote Control’s trigger button, the timer LED blinks very fast briefly to indicate that the
image was captured.
Note: The timer LED will not blink when either
the memory card is full, or the camera cannot
take a picture for some other reason.
Figure 21: Memory Card Access LED
Š 3-Second Remote timer mode
mode, the timer LED blinks slowly while waiting for the trigger. When
you press the HP Remote Control’s trigger button, the timer LED blinks faster for 3 seconds
before the camera takes the picture. The timer LED then blinks very fast to indicate that the
image was captured.
Memory Card Access LED
The amber memory card access LED on the back of the camera (see Figure 21) blinks whenever the
camera is reading from or writing to the memory card.
Caution: Make sure the camera is powered off
any time you remove the memory card from
the camera. Removing the memory card when
the memory card access LED is blinking could
corrupt the images and other files on the
memory card.
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Using Instant Review
The Instant Review feature allows you to see displayed on the image LCD either the One Shot image,
the final image of a Continuous image sequence, or the first image of a Timelapse sequence you just
captured. The default setting is that Instant Review is on for 3 seconds after the One Shot image or
the final image in a Continuous or Timelapse sequence is captured.
You can change the duration that the image is displayed in Instant Review or turn Instant
Review off through the Display menu option in the Preferences menu of Capture mode. (See
“Display Submenu” on page 75.)
Note: When Instant Review is set to Off, the
camera immediately returns to Capture mode,
and the captured image or sequence of images
is automatically saved to the memory card.
While an image is displayed in Instant Review on the image LCD, you can do any of the following:
Š Record sound that will be attached either to the One Shot image, to the final image of a
Continuous sequence, or to the first image of a Timelapse sequence (see the next section,
“Recording Sound”).
Š Delete the captured image(s) by pressing the middle (Delete) soft key. Either the One Shot
image, the final image of a Continuous sequence, or all of the images in a Timelapse sequence
will be deleted.
Note: If you are unhappy with any other
images within a Continuous sequence (rather
than just the final image, which you can only
delete during Instant Review), you can delete
those images in the Review mode. To do this,
see “Deleting Images” on page 40.
When you press the Delete soft key, you will be prompted Delete? in the top overlay bar. You
can press either the left (Delete) soft key to delete the image(s), or the right (Cancel) soft key to
cancel the delete operation. If you recorded sound, then the option of deleting Sound Only is
also provided for the middle soft key.
Š Save the image(s) to the memory card and return to the Capture mode immediately by pressing
Similarly, if you are unhappy with one or more
images within a Timelapse sequence, you can
delete only those images in the Review mode
(rather than deleting all of the images in the
sequence during Instant Review). To do this, see
“Deleting Images” on page 40.
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the right (Exit) soft key. Either the One Shot image, the final image of a Continuous sequence, or
all of the images in a Timelapse sequence will be saved.
Š Do nothing and, when Instant Review times out (the default time-out is 3 seconds), the image(s)
are then saved to the memory card automatically. Either the One Shot image, the final image of
a Continuous sequence, or all of the images in a Timelapse sequence will be saved.
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Recording Sound
Note: You can record up to 45 seconds of
sound per image or sequence of images.
Note: The microphone is located on the front of
the camera. So if you are recording your own
voice, you may get better sound quality by
rotating the camera around to face you.
You can record sound to attach to your images when your camera is in Capture mode and has
Instant Review set on (see the previous section). During the Instant Review period, the camera records
the sound and then attaches it to either the One Shot image, to the final image of a Continuous
sequence, or to the first image of a Timelapse sequence that you just captured. The sound recording
capability remains active during the entire Instant Review period.
You can also record sound in the Playback or Review modes to attach to images. (See the second
Note on the left for more information.)
Once you have captured an image or sequence of images in Capture mode and the Instant Review is
displayed on the image LCD, do the following to record sound that will be attached to the image:
Figure 22: Screen During Sound Recording
1 Press the sound record button
on the back of the camera to activate the recording. A
microphone icon flashes and the length of the recording in minutes and seconds (00:00)
appears in the top overlay bar of the image LCD (see Figure 22).
2 Record your sound (up to 45 seconds).
3 Press the sound record button again to stop the recording. The screen displays Ready in the top
overlay bar, and three soft key labels in the bottom overlay bar: Play, Delete, and Exit (from left
to right).
4 Do any of the following:
Š Press the left (Play) soft key to play back the sound recorded.
Note: You can also record sound to attach to a
One Shot image, any of the images in a
Continuous sequence, or to the first image in a
Timelapse sequence of images after the Instant
Review period has finished. To do so, you must
set the camera to either Playback
or Review
mode. Then select an image or sequence
of images in the Playback or Review mode and
follow steps 1-4 (to the right on this page) to
record sound that will be attached to the
selected image or sequence of images.
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Š Press the middle (Delete) soft key to delete either the image(s) and the sound, or to delete
the sound only.
Š Press the right (Exit) soft key to immediately save the image(s) and the attached sound to
the memory card.
Š Do nothing and allow the Instant Review to time out. In this case, the image(s) and the
attached sound are automatically saved to the memory card.
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Chapter 4: Viewing and Reviewing Images
Overview
This chapter explains how to view captured images via the Playback mode and how to review the
images via the Review mode.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Š “Using Playback Mode” on page 35
Š “Accessing the Playback Mode” on page 35
Š “Viewing Images Full Screen” on page 36
Š “Understanding the Overlay Bars” on page 36
Š “Turning the Overlay Bars Off and On” on page 36
Š “Zooming in on Images” on page 36
Š “Playing Back Timelapse and Grouped Images” on page 36
Š “Creating and Playing a Slideshow” on page 37
Š “Using Review Mode” on page 38
Š “Accessing the Review Mode” on page 38
Š “Selecting Images” on page 38
Š “Marking and Unmarking Images” on page 39
Š “Expanding and Collapsing Timelapse or Grouped Images” on page 39
Š “Deleting Images” on page 40
Š “Grouping Images and Dissolving Image Groups” on page 41
Š “Protecting and Unprotecting Images” on page 42
Š “Categorizing Images and Deselecting Image Categories” on page 43
Š “Searching for Images by Date and by Category” on page 44
Using Playback Mode
Accessing the Playback Mode
Note: You cannot delete images while in
Playback mode. You can delete images in
Review mode, however. (See “Deleting Images”
on page 40.)
To access the Playback mode:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Playback mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already. The Playback mode screen is displayed on the
image LCD.
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Viewing Images Full Screen
When you first enter Playback mode, the image LCD displays the last image saved on the memory
card. The image appears full screen. To view a full screen image of the other captured images on the
memory card, press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the images.
Understanding the Overlay Bars
The Playback mode displays two overlay bars. The top overlay bar contains information about the
image (including the image number, the date and time the image was captured, as well as some of
the key camera settings that were used to capture the image, such as the image type and exposure
mode). The bottom overlay bar contains the soft key labels.
Turning the Overlay Bars Off and On
By default, both the top and bottom overlay bars are displayed in Playback mode. However, you
can turn one or both overlay bars off so you can see more of each image on the image LCD. Simply
press the DISPLAY button on the back of the camera once to turn both overlay bars off, a second
time to turn the bottom one on only, and a third time to turn both on again.
Zooming in on Images
If you want to see a portion of an image in more detail, press the middle (Zoom) soft key. When you
are zoomed in, you can use the 4-way controller to see different parts of the image. You must then
zoom out by pressing the middle (Zoom Out) soft key before moving to a different image.
Playing Back Timelapse and Grouped Images
Note: You can change the playback rate in the
Playback Rate submenu of the Play Settings
menu. For more information, see “Playback
Rate Submenu” on page 84.
You can play back sequences of Timelapse and grouped images at a pre-defined rate, much like
a slideshow.
To play back image sequences:
1 Use the 4-way controller to scroll to the Timelapse or grouped images you want to play back.
2 Press the left (Play) soft key. The images, including any sound you have attached to them, will
play back on the image LCD.
3 Press the left (Stop) soft key to stop playing back your images.
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Creating and Playing a Slideshow
You can create a slideshow to display your images on the image LCD or on a television screen. Your
slideshow can include all of the images on the memory card, or you can choose a single category of
images to use.
For more information on:
Š Categories, see “Categorizing Images and Deselecting Image Categories” on page 43.
Š Connecting your camera to a television so that you can view a slideshow on the television, see
“Connecting the Camera to Your Television” on page 58.
To create and play a slideshow:
1 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Slideshow option of the Play Settings
menu is highlighted.
2 Press the left (Edit) soft key to go to the Slideshow submenu.
3 Change any of the settings in the Slideshow submenu, as desired. For more information about
these settings, see “Slideshow Submenu” on page 83.
4 Press the left (Start) soft key to begin the slide show.
5 You can stop the slideshow at any time by pressing the left (Stop) soft key.
6 After you have stopped the slideshow or it has ended, press the right (Exit) soft key to save the
settings and exit the Slideshow menu.
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Using Review Mode
Accessing the Review Mode
To access the Review mode:
Figure 23: Image LCD Screen in Review Mode
Selection
marker
Thumbnails
Image
information
Selected
image
Soft key labels
1 Set the camera mode dial to Review mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
The Review mode screen is displayed on the image LCD (see Figure 23). The image LCD displays the
images that are saved on the memory card. The images appear as small thumbnails along the top of
the screen.
The small thumbnail that has the selection marker under it is the selected image. The selected image
is also displayed as the large thumbnail on the bottom left of the screen. Information about the
selected image (including the image number and the date and time the image was captured)
appears on the bottom right of the screen. If the selected image is a part of a group, the group
name is also displayed. If the image was transmitted to this camera from another camera, and the
other camera had a camera name assigned, then the camera name is displayed (instead of any
group name).
The icon bar above the image information area shows whether the selected image is a single image,
a collapsed Timelapse sequence of images, or a collapsed group of images. The icon bar also shows
a sound icon if sound is attached to the selected image, as well as a category icon if a category has
been assigned to the selected image.
Selecting Images
The selection marker beneath the small thumbnail row indicates which image is selected and is
displayed as the large thumbnail, along with its image information, at the bottom of the screen.
To select an image, press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the
thumbnails until the selection marker is under the image that you want to select. The selected
image is now displayed as the large thumbnail, along with its image information, at the bottom of
the screen.
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Marking and Unmarking Images
You can mark several images so that, when you select an action from the Review mode menus, that
action will apply to all the marked images. For example, you can mark several images and delete
them all at once, instead of having to delete one image at a time.
Figure 24: A Marked Image
To mark or unmark all of the images on the memory card, press and hold the left (Mark or Unmark)
soft key for 3 seconds, and then release it.
To mark one or more (but not all) images:
1 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the thumbnails until the
selection arrow is under an image you want to mark.
A notch
indicates
a marked
image
2 Press the left (Mark) soft key. A notch appears in the lower right corner of the selected thumbnail
image (see Figure 24).
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to mark additional images.
To unmark an image, scroll to the marked image, and then press the left (Unmark) soft key.
Expanding and Collapsing Timelapse or Grouped Images
When you take Timelapse pictures, the camera takes a sequence of pictures and automatically
groups the captured images, using the first captured image to represent the sequence. You can also
group individual images using the Group menu option of the Review mode menus (see “Grouping
Images and Dissolving Image Groups” on page 41). This section explains how to expand Timelapse
or grouped images into the individual images, and how to collapse them again.
Figure 25: An Expanded Group
To expand Timelapse or grouped images:
1 Select the image that represents the Timelapse or grouped image sequence that you want
to expand.
2 Press the right (Expand) soft key. Thumbnails of all the images in the sequence are displayed
with links between them (see Figure 25).
To collapse Timelapse or grouped images:
1 Select any image in the Timelapse sequence or group you want to collapse.
2 Press the right (Collapse) soft key.
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Deleting Images
You can delete a single image that is currently selected (whether it is a One Shot or Continuous
image, an individual image within an expanded Timelapse sequence, or an individual image within
an expanded group of images), all marked images, a collapsed Timelapse sequence of images, or a
collapsed group of images from the memory card.
To delete images:
1 Select the image or mark the images you want to delete.
Note: To mark or unmark all of the images on
the memory card, press and hold the left (Mark
or Unmark) soft key for 3 seconds, and then
release it.
Note: Protected images will not be deleted. See
“Protecting and Unprotecting Images” on
page 42.
If you want to delete one or more images (but not all the images) within a Timelapse sequence
or a group of images, first follow the instructions in “Expanding and Collapsing Timelapse or
Grouped Images” on page 39 to expand the Timelapse sequence or group of images. Then
select the image or mark the images you want to delete from the expanded Timelapse sequence
or group of images.
2 If you want to:
Š Delete only the currently selected single image, collapsed Timelapse sequence of images,
or collapsed group of images, press the middle (Delete) soft key in the Review mode screen.
Š Delete all of the marked images, press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The
Edit menu of Review mode is displayed, with the Delete menu option highlighted. Press the
middle (Delete) soft key.
3 Press the left (Delete) soft key again to delete the image(s).
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Grouping Images and Dissolving Image Groups
Note: A group becomes a folder on the
memory card, in which all the images in that
group are stored.
You can group images to organize them in one folder on the memory card. To group images:
1 Mark the images you wish to group.
2 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Group menu option.
4 Move to the Group Name menu by pressing either the left (Create) soft key if there are no
existing groups, or the left (Add) soft key and then the middle (Create New) soft key if there are
existing groups.
Note: Group names must be eight characters or
less, and cannot contain spaces. Also, the
camera does not accept group names that
begin with BR or TL (regardless of language)
because these letters are reserved.
5 Name the new group by doing the following. (See the Note on the left for restrictions on
group names.)
Š Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the letter you want to use.
Š Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to add a letter to the name, or the left arrow to
delete a letter. For example, if you select the letter “L” and then press the right arrow on the
4-way controller, the letter appears in the center of the screen.
Figure 26: Two Images in a Group
6 Press the right (Exit) soft key to exit the Group Name menu, and then press Exit again to exit the
Review mode menus. You are returned to the Review mode screen. The name of the group now
appears in the image information for all the images in the group when each image is selected,
and the images in the group have a link icon between them (see the example in Figure 26).
To dissolve (remove) the grouping on images:
1 Select any image included in the group you want to dissolve.
2 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Group menu option.
4 Press the center (Dissolve) soft key to dissolve (remove) the grouping.
Note: Dissolving a group does not delete the
images in the group, only the group name.
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5 Press the right (Exit) soft key. You are returned to the Review mode screen, and the images are no
longer grouped.
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Protecting and Unprotecting Images
You can protect images so that they won’t be deleted accidentally. (When an image is protected, it
cannot be deleted from the memory card.)
To protect images:
Figure 27: A Protected Image
1 Select an image or mark the images you want to protect.
2 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Protect menu option.
4 Press the center (Protect) soft key. You are returned to the Review mode screen, and a Protect
icon appears in the image information for the protected image(s) (see Figure 27).
Protect
icon
To remove protection from (unprotect) images:
1 Select an image or mark the images you want to unprotect.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Protect menu option.
4 Press the left (Unprotect) soft key. You are returned to the Review mode screen, and there is no
longer a Protect icon in the image information for the image(s).
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Categorizing Images and Deselecting Image Categories
You can assign a category to your images to make them easier to find and organize. You can also
play a slideshow of a category of images very easily.
You can either categorize one image at a time, or mark a number of them and apply one category to
all of the marked images.
To categorize one or more images:
1 Select or mark the image(s) you wish to categorize.
2 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
Figure 28: A Categorized Image
Category
icon
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Categorize menu option.
4 Press the left (Edit) soft key to move to the Categories submenu.
5 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the category you want to assign to the
image(s).
6 Press the left (Select) soft key. A checkmark appears next to that category, and you are returned
to the Review mode screen. An icon representing the category you assigned to the image(s) now
appears in the image information for the selected image(s) (see Figure 28).
To deselect an image’s category:
1 Select the image whose category you want to deselect.
2 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Categorize menu option.
4 Press the left (Edit) soft key to move to the Categories submenu.
5 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the category you want to deselect.
6 Press the left (Deselect) soft key. You are returned to the Review mode screen, and the category
icon is no longer in the image information for the selected image.
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Searching for Images by Date and by Category
Figure 29: Find By Date
You can use the Find menu in Review mode to search for images by date or by category. For more
information on categories, see “Categorizing Images and Deselecting Image Categories” on
page 43.
To search for images by date:
1 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
2 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Find menu.
3 Press the left (Edit) soft key.
Figure 30: Results of a Find by Date Operation
4 Enter the range of dates you want the camera to use to search for images (see Figure 29).:
Š Press the right arrow of the 4-way controller to scroll to the month, day, and year fields.
Š Press the up and down arrows to change the month, day, and year.
5 Press the left (Find) soft key. The results of your search appear on the image LCD (see Figure 30).
Notice the Find icon at the bottom right of the screen, which indicates that the displayed images
are the result of a Find operation.
Find
icon
6 Press the arrows on the 4-way controller to scroll through the images. When you are done, press
the center (Show All) soft key to resume viewing all the images stored on the memory card.
Note: If there are no images within the range of
dates that you specified, the image LCD
displays the message: “No images matched
search criteria.” In this case, you can either press
the middle (Show All) soft key to resume
viewing all images stored on the memory card,
or press the left (Find) soft key to select a new
range of dates.
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To search for images by category:
1 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Edit menu of Review mode is displayed.
2 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the Find menu.
3 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to By Category.
4 Press the left (Edit) soft key.
5 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to the category you want to view.
6 Press the left (Select) soft key. The results of your search appear on the image LCD. Notice the
Find icon at the bottom right of the screen, which indicates that the displayed images are the
result of a Find operation.
7 Press the arrows on the 4-way controller to scroll through the images. When you are done, press
the center (Show All) soft key to resume viewing all the images stored on the memory card.
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Chapter 5: Sharing Images
Overview
You can use the images you capture with your camera in many fun and creative ways. You can
transfer them to your computer for use in creative projects, or for sharing with family and friends via
the Internet. If you have a printer that supports the HP JetSend infrared technology, you can use
HP JetSend for wireless printing of your images. You can even connect the camera to your television
to view a slideshow of your images on the television.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Š “Transferring Images to Your Computer” on page 46
Š “Using a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) File” on page 52
Š “JetSending Images to a Printer” on page 54
Š “Transmitting Images Between Two Cameras” on page 56
Š “Connecting the Camera to Your Television” on page 58
Transferring Images to Your Computer
Caution: Be aware that any sound (namely,
sound tags and other EXIF tags) you have
captured and attached to images with your
camera may not be supported and may be lost
if you use image editing software other than the
HP Photo Imaging Software with the images on
your computer.
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You can transfer images to your computer when the camera is set to PC Connect mode. The
PC Connect Mode submenu of the Preferences menu lets you specify how the camera will appear to
your computer when connected via the USB interface. You can set the camera to one of the following
settings in the PC Connect Mode submenu depending on the operating system that is running on
your computer:
PC Connect Mode
How Images are Transferred
Operating Systems
DigitaTM Device
(default)
You can use software included with your computer
or camera to transfer images to the computer.
Windows® Me, 98,
and 2000
USB Disk Drive
The camera is operated as a USB Mass Storage
Device and appears as a disk drive connected to
your computer. So you can copy images from
your camera to the computer as you would from
another disk drive.
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Mac® OS 8.6
or better,
and
Windows Me, 98,
and 2000
Transferring Images to Your Computer
The one exception is Windows NT 4.0, because it does not support the USB interface. A Windows
NT 4.0 computer must have either an HP P1000/1100 or similar printer, or a memory card reader
connected to its serial or parallel interface. You can then transfer images from the camera’s memory
card to the computer via either the memory card slot in the HP printer, or the memory card reader.
The following three subsections explain how to transfer images to a computer depending on the PC
Connect Mode setting on the camera and/or the operating system that is running on the computer:
Š To use the Digita Device setting to transfer images from your camera to a Windows Me, 98, or
2000 computer, see the first subsection below.
Š To use the USB Disk Drive setting to transfer images from your camera to either a Macintosh®
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or better, or a Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer, see the
subsection on page 49.
Š To transfer images from the memory card to a Windows NT 4.0 computer, see the subsection on
page 51.
Note: If you have a Windows 98 or 2000
computer, it is assumed in this subsection that
you have already followed the HP 912 Digital
Camera Quick Start Guide to install the
HP Photo Imaging Software on your computer.
Transferring Images Using the Digita Device Setting
If your computer is running Windows Me, 98, or 2000, you can transfer images from your camera to
the computer by using the default Digita Device setting in the PC Connect Mode submenu. If your
camera is running:
Š Windows Me
Me, you can then use the Microsoft® Scanner and Camera Wizard that is included on
your Windows Me system to transfer the images from the camera to your computer.
Figure 31: Connectors on the USB Cable
Š Windows 98 or 2000,
2000 you can then use the HP Photo Imaging Software that came with your
camera to transfer the images from the camera to your computer.
To transfer images to your Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer, do the following:
1 Power off the camera if it is still on.
2 Power on the computer if you haven’t already.
3 Connect the rectangular end of the USB cable to the USB port on the front or back exterior of
your computer (see Figure 31).
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Figure 32: Connecting the USB Cable to the Camera
4 Open the door to the camera’s connector compartment and connect the square end of the USB
cable to the bottom (USB) connector (see Figure 32).
5 Set the camera to PC Connect mode
.
6 Power on the camera. Within a few seconds, your computer detects the camera on the USB port.
What happens next depends on what version of Windows your computer is running:
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Your computer runs the Microsoft Scanner and Camera
Wizard. Follow the prompts in the Wizard to copy the
images to your computer.
Windows 98
or 2000
The main window of the HP Photo Imaging Software
opens. Do the following:
1. Click Unload Camera in the main window.
2. Click the Start button in the Unload Images window.
The images are copied to your computer.
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Transferring Images Using the USB Disk Drive Setting
If your computer is running either Macintosh OS 8.6 or better, or Windows Me, 98, or 2000, you
can transfer images from your camera to the computer by using the USB Disk Drive setting in the
PC Connect Mode submenu. In so doing, the camera will operate as a USB Mass Storage Device and
appear as a disk drive connected to your computer. You can then copy images from your camera to
the computer as you would from another disk drive. The following two subsections explain how.
Setting the USB Disk Drive Mode on the Camera
Note: If you have a Macintosh computer and
have already followed the instructions in
the HP 912 Digital Camera Quick Start Guide to
set the USB Disk Drive mode on your
camera, skip these instructions and go on
to “Using Your Camera as a USB Mass Storage
Device to Transfer Images” on page 50.
You must first set your camera to USB Disk Drive mode as follows:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Capture mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Capture mode menus are displayed on
the image LCD.
4 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller three times to move to the Preferences menu.
5 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller three times to move to the PC Connect Mode
menu option.
6 Press the left (Edit) soft key. The PC Connect Mode submenu is displayed, and the USB Disk
Drive option is highlighted.
7 Press the left (Select) soft key. The checkmark moves to the USB Disk Drive option, and
you return to the Preferences menu of Capture mode. The camera is now set to USB Disk
Drive mode.
8 Press the right (Exit) soft key to exit the menu.
9 Power off the camera by using the camera’s power switch.
The USB Disk Drive mode will remain set on your camera only if you power off the camera by
using the power switch. By powering off the camera correctly, you will not have to repeat the
previous procedures when transferring images to your computer via the USB Disk Drive mode in
the future.
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Using Your Camera as a USB Mass Storage Device to Transfer Images
Note: Software for Macintosh computers was
included with your camera. If you wish, you can
use this software to transfer images to your
Macintosh, instead of the procedures here. This
software also provides tools for editing images
and using them in creative projects.
Figure 33: Connectors on the USB Cable
Once your camera is set to USB Disk Drive mode, you can transfer images to either your Macintosh
OS 8.6 or better computer, or your Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer, by doing the following:
1 Power on the computer if you haven’t already.
2 Connect the rectangular end of the USB cable to the USB port on either your Macintosh
computer’s keyboard, or to the front or back exterior of your Windows computer (see Figure 33).
3 Open the door to the camera’s connector compartment and connect the square end of the USB
cable to the bottom (USB) connector (see Figure 34).
4 Set the camera mode dial to PC Connect mode
.
5 Power on the camera. If you have a:
Š Macintosh computer, an icon labeled “Untitled” appears on your computer’s desktop. The
camera is now viewed by your Macintosh as a new disk drive.
Š A Windows computer, the camera appears as a removable disk drive connected to your
computer under the My Computer folder in Windows Explorer.
To Macintosh Keyboard
or Windows Computer
To Camera
Figure 34: Connecting the USB Cable to the Camera
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If you have a Windows 98 or 2000 computer and have installed the HP Photo Imaging
Software on your computer (by following the instructions in the HP 912 Digital Camera
Quick Start Guide), then the main window of the HP Photo Imaging Software also opens. You
can either follow step 6 below to copy the image files from the camera to the computer in
Windows Explorer, or you can use the HP Photo Imaging Software to transfer the images.
6 Copy the image files from the disk drive (the camera) to the hard drive of your computer as you
would from a floppy disk.
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Transferring Images from a Memory Card to a Windows NT 4.0 Computer
Note: It is assumed in this subsection that
you have already followed the HP 912 Digital
Camera Quick Start Guide to install the
HP Photo Imaging Software on your computer.
To transfer images to your Windows NT 4.0 computer, you must have either an HP printer (such as
the HP P1000/1100) that has a slot for reading a memory card, or a memory card reader connected
to the computer’s serial or parallel interface. (This is because Windows NT 4.0 does not support the
USB interface.) You can then transfer images from the camera’s memory card to your computer via
either the HP printer’s memory card slot, or the memory card reader.
If you are using an HP printer that has a memory card slot,
slot refer to the printer’s documentation
to transfer images from the memory card to your Windows NT 4.0 computer via the printer’s
memory card slot.
If you are using a memory card reader,
reader transfer images from the memory card to your Windows
NT 4.0 computer as follows:
1 Power off the camera if it is still on.
2 Remove the memory card from the camera. To do this, open the memory card door and press
the memory card release button to eject the card. Grasp the card by its side edges and pull it out
of the slot.
3 Insert the memory card into the memory card slot in the memory card reader.
4 Power on the computer if you haven’t already.
5 Double-click the HP Photo Imaging Software icon on the Windows desktop. The main window of
the HP Photo Imaging Software opens.
6 Click Unload Camera in the main window. Because no USB camera is found, the software
displays a dialog box in which you can select the drive letter for your memory card reader.
7 Select the drive letter (such as H:)
H: for your memory card reader in the dialog box.
8 Click the Start button in the Unload Images window. The images are copied to your computer.
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Using a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) File
A DPOF file is a file you create using your camera that allows you to pre-select which images you
want to print. The file is stored on the memory card and contains information about which images
are selected, how many of each image is to be printed, and at what size to print each of them. The file
is used by selected HP printers and other printing devices that can read a DPOF file directly from the
memory card.
Note: If you delete an image that is referenced
in a DPOF file on the memory card, you must
erase and then re-create the DPOF file before
you can print images via the DPOF file.
Creating a DPOF File
To create a DPOF file:
1 Set the camera to Review mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Either select one image or mark multiple images in the Review mode screen that you want to
include in the DPOF file. (See “Selecting Images” on page 38 and “Marking and Unmarking
Images” on page 39 for more information.)
4 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Review mode menus are displayed.
5 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller once to move to the Print Order Form menu.
Note: For more information on the Print Order
Form menu, see page 90.
6 Press the left (Add) soft key to select the highlighted Add Images menu option. The Add to
Order submenu is displayed.
7 Use the arrows on the 4-way controller to specify the number of Copies you want of the
selected or marked images, as well as the Size you want them printed. The Size settings include:
Š Standard (default) − One of the standard print sizes. You specify the exact size you want
your Standard prints to be at the printer. For example, you can specify that all Standard
images be printed at 4” x 6”.
Š Index − Thumbnails of the images.
8 Press the left (Add) soft key to save the settings and return to the Print Order Form menu.
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Viewing a DPOF File
To view a DPOF file, do the following while in the Print Order Form menu:
1 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the View Order menu option.
2 Press the left (Select) soft key. The Print Order Form screen is displayed, which lists the contents
of the DPOF file. You can scroll through this list using the up and down arrows on the 4-way
controller. However, you cannot edit this list.
Erasing a DPOF File
To erase a DPOF file, do the following while in the Print Order Form menu:
1 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the Erase Order menu option.
2 Press the left (Erase) soft key. You will see a confirmation of your choice to erase all entries from
the Print Order Form.
3 Press the middle (Erase) soft key to erase all of the entries from the Print Order Form.
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JetSending Images to a Printer
HP JetSend allows for easy, wireless printing. If your printer supports the HP JetSend infrared
technology, you can transfer your images directly from the camera to the printer without connecting
any cables. See your printer’s documentation for more information.
Note: It will take an average of 20 seconds to
JetSend an image from the camera to a printer.
There are two different ways you can JetSend images to a printer. You can use the Send button
on the back of the camera to JetSend only the current image in the Capture, Playback, or Review
mode to a printer. Or you can use the Transmit menu in Review mode to JetSend the current image
or all marked images to a printer. Each of these methods is explained in the following subsections.
Using the Send Button to JetSend Only the Current Image
To JetSend only the current image to a JetSend-capable printer:
1 Set the camera mode dial to either Capture
, Playback
, or Review
mode.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 If you are in:
Š Capture mode, you will automatically be JetSending the last image you captured. You do
not need to do anything to select the image.
Š Playback or Review mode, press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll
through your images in the Playback or Review mode screen until the image you want to
transfer is displayed or selected.
4 Set your printer to receive images to print. See your printer’s documentation for details.
Figure 35: Infrared Window on the Camera
5 Aim the camera’s infrared window (see Figure 35) at the printer’s infrared sensor, and place the
camera about 10 inches away from the printer.
6 Press the Send button
on the back of the camera. The camera immediately starts a JetSend
session, searches for a compatible printer, and sends the current image to the printer. (If the
current image is actually a collapsed Timelapse sequence or group of images, only the first
image of the sequence or group is sent.)
During the transfer, the image LCD reads: “Sending 1 image...” and shows a progress bar.
You can cancel the transfer at any time by pressing the center (Stop) soft key on the camera.
A confirmation screen will display to show that the Send was successful.
7 Press the right (Done) soft key when you have finished transmitting images to the printer.
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Using the Transmit Menu to JetSend the Current or All Marked Images
To JetSend the current image or all marked images to a JetSend-capable printer:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Review mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Either select one image or mark multiple images in the Review mode screen that you want to
JetSend. (See “Selecting Images” on page 38 and “Marking and Unmarking Images” on page 39
for more information.)
4 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Review mode menus are displayed.
5 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller two times to move to the Transmit menu.
6 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the Camera-Printer menu option.
7 Set your printer to receive images to print. See your printer’s documentation for details.
8 Aim the camera’s infrared window (see Figure 35 on page 54) at the printer’s infrared sensor, and
place the camera about 10 inches away from the printer.
9 Press the left (Send) soft key on the camera. The camera immediately starts a JetSend session,
searches for a compatible printer, and sends the current or all marked images to the printer.
During the transfer, the image LCD reads: “Sending X image(s)...” and shows a progress bar.
You can cancel the transfer at any time by pressing the middle (Stop) soft key on the camera.
A confirmation screen will display to show that the Send was successful.
10 Press the right (Done) soft key when you have finished transmitting images to the printer.
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JetSending Images to a Printer
Transmitting Images Between Two Cameras
You can use the Camera-Camera option in the Transmit menu of Review mode to send images from
your camera to another camera, or to receive images from another camera. The other camera must
use the standard Digita transmit protocol. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
Sending Images to Another Camera
To send the current image or all marked images to another Digita camera:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Review mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Either select one image or mark multiple images in the Review mode screen that you want to
send to the other camera. (See “Selecting Images” on page 38 and “Marking and Unmarking
Images” on page 39 for more information.)
4 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Review mode menus are displayed.
5 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller two times to move to the Transmit menu. The
Camera-Camera menu option is highlighted.
6 Press the left (Send) soft key on your camera. Your camera’s image LCD reads: “Receiving
Camera Ready?”
7 Set the other camera to receive images. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
8 Aim your camera’s infrared window (see Figure 35 on page 54) at the other camera’s infrared
sensor, and set the cameras about 10 inches apart.
9 Press the left (Continue) soft key on your camera. Your camera immediately searches for
another compatible camera and begins to transmit images to the other camera.
During the transfer, the image LCD reads: “Sending X image(s)...” and shows a progress bar.
You can cancel the transfer at any time by pressing the middle (Stop) soft key on your camera.
A confirmation screen will display to show that the transfer was successful.
10 Press the right (Done) soft key when you have finished transmitting images to the other camera.
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Transmitting Images Between Two Cameras
Receiving Images from Another Camera
To receive images from another Digita camera:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Review mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Review mode menus are displayed.
4 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller two times to move to the Transmit menu. The
Camera-Camera menu option is highlighted.
5 Press the middle (Receive) soft key on your camera.
6 Set the other camera to send images. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
7 Aim your camera’s infrared window (see Figure 35 on page 54) at the other camera’s infrared
sensor, and set the cameras about 10 inches apart.
8 Send the images from the other camera. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
9 Press the right (Done) soft key when your camera has received all of the images.
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Connecting the Camera to Your Television
Note: Your camera comes with a 6 ft. audio/
video cable, which you can use to connect the
camera to a television.
When the camera is connected to a television, the television functions the same as the camera’s
image LCD. You can use your television to view a slideshow, making it easy to share your images
with family and friends.
Selecting the Camera’s Video Output Format
Before you connect the camera to the television, you need to select the camera’s video output
format. The format that you choose (NTSC or PAL) depends on your television’s video input format:
Š NTSC is the video connection standard used in the United States and Japan.
Š PAL is the video connection standard used in Europe.
Note: Refer to your television’s or VCR’s
documentation for more information about the
video input format.
To select the video output format for the camera:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Playback mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera.
4 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll to Video.
5 Press the left (Edit) soft key.
6 Press the right or left arrows on the 4-way controller to select NTSC or PAL in the Video
Preferences submenu.
Making the Connection
To connect the camera to the television:
1 Connect the video input end of the audio/video cable into your television:
Š If you are using an NTSC connection, plug the video input (yellow) end of the audio/video
cable into your television’s video input connector (on most televisions, this is also yellow).
Note: See your television’s documentation for
specific instructions on how to locate the video
input connector, and how to set the video input.
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Š If you are using a PAL connection, plug the video input (yellow) end of the audio video
cable into your television’s video input connector. On older television sets, plug the video
cable into a SCART adapter (purchased separately), then plug the adapter into your
television’s video input connector.
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Note: To conserve battery power, you may want
to use an HP-approved AC power adapter to
power the camera while you have it connected
to a television.
Figure 36: Connecting the Video Cable to the Camera
2 Connect the audio input (red) end of the audio/video cable into the television’s audio input
connector. This will allow you to hear sound that you recorded and attached to your images.
3 Plug the other end of the video cable into the camera (see Figure 36).
4 On the television, set the video input to be the video input connector where you connected
the camera.
Viewing Images on the Television
When the camera is connected to a television, you can play or review your images on the television
screen just as you would on the camera’s image LCD. You can also mark, protect, categorize, group,
or delete images, or create a slideshow.
To view images on a television:
1 Turn on the television and select the video input. See your television’s documentation for
specific instructions on how to select the video input.
2 Set the camera mode dial to either Playback mode
Note: When the camera is connected to a
television, the image LCD turns off.
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or Review mode
.
3 View your images on the television using either Playback or Review mode.
The television functions the same as the camera’s image LCD. You can use the buttons on the
4-way controller to scroll through your images, or press the MENU button on the back of the
camera to use the camera menus on your television’s screen.
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Chapter 6: Menu and Soft Key Reference
Overview
Note: Updates for your camera’s firmware are
posted from time-to-time on the HP website at:
www.hp.com/photosmart.
www.hp.com/photosmart You can install
these updates on your camera so that you can
always have the most current functionality
running on it.
Note: The PC Connect mode does not have
any menus or soft keys; thus, that mode is not
included in this chapter.
This chapter contains a reference to all of the menus and soft keys you can use to make or adjust
settings on your camera. This chapter is divided into three main sections, which correlate to the three
camera modes that have menus and soft keys:
Š “Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys” on page 60
Š “Playback Mode Menu and Soft Keys” on page 82
Š “Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys” on page 87
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
To access the Capture mode menus and related soft keys, turn the camera mode dial to Capture
mode
and press the MENU button on the back of the camera. You can choose options and
settings from four Capture mode menus:
Š
Š
Š
Š
“Capture Settings Menu” on page 60
“Photo Assist Menu” on page 63
“Image Stamp Menu” on page 70
“Preferences Menu” on page 74
Capture Settings Menu
Figure 37: Capture Settings Menu
Use the Capture Settings menu to specify characteristics of how to capture each image.
Table 6: Capture Settings Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens submenu associated
with selected menu option.
Exit
Exits this menu and returns
the camera to Capture mode.
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
File Settings Submenu
Note: All options you set are active from shotto-shot; they also remain set when you cycle
the power on the camera.
Use the File Settings submenu to set how your pictures will be captured for all image types (One
Shot, Continuous, and Timelapse).
Figure 38: File Settings Submenu - JPEG
Table 7: File Settings Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
File Type
JPEG
JPEG, TIFF
Quality Level
(Specifies JPEG
compression level
and does not apply
to TIFF images)
Better
Good - Produces quality images and uses less memory than the Better
setting (uses the highest compression rate). Use this setting for images
you plan to use on a computer, or to print photos of up to 4” x 6”.
Better - Produces high-quality images and uses less memory than the
Best setting (uses a medium compression rate). Use this setting for
images you plan to print photos of up to 5” x 7”.
Best - Produces the highest-quality images and uses the most memory
(uses the lowest compression rate). Use this setting for images you plan
to enlarge and print photos of up to 8” x 10”.
Resolution
Full Size
Full Size (1600 x 1280 pixels)
1/4 (800 x 640 pixels)
Color
Full
Full, B&W, Sepia
Figure 39: File Settings Submenu - TIFF
Note: TIFF is an uncompressed file type used
when you need the absolute best image quality.
Because TIFF file size is very large, it may take
up to 50 seconds to save the image.
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Table 8: File Settings Soft Keys
Note: “Storage Capacities of Memory Cards”
on page 119 lists the number of images an 8 MB,
16 MB, and 32 MB memory card can store,
depending on the JPEG quality level or TIFF
setting at which the camera is set.
Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings on screen to
their defaults.
Exit
Saves the settings, exits this
submenu, and returns the camera to
the Capture Settings menu.
Timelapse Settings Submenu
Note: All options you set are active from shotto-shot; they also remain set when you cycle
the power on the camera.
Use the Timelapse Settings submenu to specify the number and interval of images in a
timelapse sequence.
Figure 40: Timelapse Settings Submenu
Table 9: Timelapse Settings Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
# Images
2
2-1,000
Interval
15 seconds
Seconds - 15 sec, 30 sec
Minutes - 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min,
10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 30 min, 50 min
Hours - 1 hr, 2 hr, 3 hr, 4 hr, 8 hr, 12 hr, 24 hr
Note: If you select more # Images than there is
space on the memory card, you will see the
error message “Not enough memory” on the
overlay bar.
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Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings on screen to
their defaults.
Exit
Saves the settings, exits this
submenu, and returns the camera
to the Capture Settings menu.
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Photo Assist Menu
Figure 41: Photo Assist Menu
Use the Photo Assist menu to manipulate these more advanced camera operations when the camera
is in either the Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), or Manual exposure mode:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
AF Range
White Balance
AE Metering
Focus Lock
ISO Speed
EV Bracket
Note: The Photo Assist menu options are
grayed-out when the camera is in any of these
exposure modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape,
Close-up, Action, and Night. The menu
options are grayed-out because the camera
automatically sets these settings in these
exposure modes.
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens submenu associated
with highlighted menu option.
Exit
Exits this menu and returns
the camera to live view in
Capture mode.
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Auto Focus Range Submenu
Figure 42: Auto Focus Range Submenu
Use the Auto Focus Range submenu to select the distance range over which the Auto Focus
performs. Auto Focus Range does not apply when the camera is set to Manual Focus (MF).
Table 12: Auto Focus Range Submenu
Setting
Focus Range
When to Use
Normal
(default for Program, Shutter
Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av),
and Manual exposure modes)
0.5m to infinity
To take a picture of a subject that is in the
normal focus range (not close-up) or in
the distance.
Macro
0.2m - 0.6m when the zoom lens is
in the normal (default) position
To take a close-up picture of a subject,
such as a flower.
0.02m - 0.2m when the zoom lens is
in the full telephoto position
Note: If you want to focus on a picture subject
between 0.02m and 0.2m, you must set the
Auto Focus Range to Macro and put the zoom
lens in the full telephoto position (that is,
rotate the zoom ring on the lens barrel in the
telephoto (T) direction until you can no longer
rotate the zoom ring).
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the
selected setting, then returns to
the Photo Assist menu.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist menu
without changing the setting.
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
White Balance Submenu
Note: The option you set is active from shot-toshot; it resets to its default setting when you
cycle the power on the camera.
Figure 43: White Balance Submenu
Use the White Balance submenu to correct the color applied to a captured image under different
lighting conditions in order to make white areas in the image appear white without any color cast.
You can select from these setting options:
Š Auto (Default for Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), and Manual exposure
modes) − Use when you want the camera to automatically sense the lighting conditions and
adjust the white balance appropriately for optimum color reproduction in the image.
Š Daylight − Use when you are taking a picture in daylight without artificial lighting.
Š Tungsten − Use when you are taking a picture under normal incandescent lighting, such as the
light from tungsten filament light bulbs in household lamps.
Š Fluorescent − Use when you are taking a picture under fluorescent lighting.
Table 14: White Balance Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the
selected setting, then returns to
the Photo Assist menu.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist menu
without changing the setting.
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AE Metering Submenu
Figure 44: AE Metering Submenu
Use the AE (Automatic Exposure) Metering submenu to select the area of the scene that the camera
will use to set the exposure when you take a picture.
Table 15: AE Metering Submenu
Setting
Function
Average (default)
The camera calculates exposure using
the entire scene.
Center-Weighted
The camera uses the center half of the
total pixels to calculate exposure.
Spot
The camera calculates exposure based
only on the brightness of a small
region in the center of the scene.
Table 16: AE Metering Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the
highlighted setting, then returns to the
Photo Assist menu.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist menu
without changing the setting.
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Focus Lock Submenu
Note: The option you set is active from shot-toshot; it resets to its default setting when you
cycle the power on the camera.
Use the Focus Lock submenu to control how your camera performs focus metering and locking
when the shutter release button is pressed halfway down.
Figure 45: Focus Lock Submenu
Table 17: Focus Lock Submenu
Setting
Function
AF (Auto Focus) Lock
(default for Program, Shutter
Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av),
and Manual exposure modes)
Calculates the auto focus when you press the
shutter release button halfway down, then locks the
focus at that setting. If you press the shutter release
button all the way down before the camera is
finished finding the focus, the camera will search
the entire focus range and will make its best guess
at where the focus should be (the in-focus indicator
will blink inside the viewfinder). (see Note)
Continuous AF (Auto Focus)
Continuously calculates the focus when you press
the shutter release button halfway or all the way
down. This is a “release priority” mode; that is, the
shutter will release immediately, even when the
camera has not achieved focus.
Note: If the camera cannot focus when it is set
to AF Lock and the Normal Auto Focus Range, it
will focus at the hyperfocal distance and take
the picture. However, if it cannot focus when set
to AF Lock and the Macro Auto Focus Range, it
will not take a picture. In both cases, you will
see the warning “Unable to Focus” on the image
LCD, and the in-focus indicator in the viewfinder
will blink.
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the
highlighted setting, then returns to
the Photo Assist menu.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist menu
without changing the setting.
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ISO Speed Submenu
Note: The option you set is active from shot-toshot; it resets to its default setting when you
cycle the power on the camera.
Figure 46: ISO Speed Submenu
Use the ISO Speed submenu to set the ISO speed. Similar to film, slower ISO speeds require longer
exposures, but produce higher quality images. In contrast, faster ISO speeds allow for shorter
exposures, but produce noisier images. You can select from these setting options:
Š 25
Š 50
Š 100 (Default for Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), and Manual exposure
modes)
Š 200
Š 400
Table 19: ISO Speed Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the
highlighted setting, then returns to
the Photo Assist menu.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist menu
without changing the setting.
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EV Bracket Submenu
Figure 47: EV Bracket Submenu
Use the EV (Exposure Value) Bracket submenu to run a script that sets the exposure bracket. Use this
when you want to try under- and over-exposing a shot to get the best exposure.
When you choose the 0.5 EV Step or 1.0 EV Step setting, live view is turned on and the message
“Bracketing” appears in the center of the top overlay bar. Additionally, the Stop Script soft key
appears as the middle soft key. All other buttons, except the shutter release button, are inactive while
the script is running.
When you press the shutter release button all the way down, the camera takes three pictures: the first
will be under-exposed by a half/full stop; the second will be nominally exposed; and the third will
be over-exposed by a half/full stop.
Table 20: EV Bracket Submenu
Setting
Range
Off
Turns off EV bracketing.
0.5 EV Step
Sets the camera to capture images one half
stop above and one half stop below the
current exposure setting.
1.0 EV Step
Sets the camera to capture images one full
stop above and one full stop below the
current exposure setting.
Table 21: EV Bracket Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark by the script,
runs the script, then returns to
live view in Capture mode.
Exit
Returns to the Photo Assist
menu without running the script.
Capture Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Note: An image stamp becomes permanently
embedded in the image and overwrites data in
the image. You cannot remove it later.
Figure 48: Image Stamp Menu
Image Stamp Menu
Use the Image Stamp menu to place watermarks on your images as you capture them. The Image
Stamp menu has these options:
Š Date & Time
Š Text
Š Logo
Table 22: Image Stamp Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens submenu associated with
the selected menu option.
Exit
Exits this menu and returns to
the live view in Capture mode.
Date/Time Stamp Submenu
Figure 49: Date/Time Stamp Submenu
Use the Date/Time Stamp submenu to stamp an image with the current date, time, both date and
time, or neither.
You can set the following properties of the date/time stamp:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
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Placement
Transparency
Text color
Background
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Table 23: Settings for Date/Time, Text, and Logo Stamp Submenus
Setting
Options
Type
None (default), Both, Date, Time
Placement
Top right quadrant of image
Center of image
Bottom left quadrant of image
Bottom right quadrant of image
Top left quadrant of image
Note: If you have set the Color in the File
Settings submenu to either B&W (black and
white) or Sepia, the Image Stamp will also be
B&W or Sepia, regardless of the color you set
for the Text and Background Colors in the
Image Stamp menu.
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Transparency
Opaque - There will be a background box around the text.
Semi - There will be a translucent background box.
Clear - There will be no background behind the text.
Text Color
White, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow, black
Background
Black, white, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow
Table 24: Date/Time Stamp Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings on screen to
their defaults
Exit
Saves the settings, exits this
submenu, and returns to the
Image Stamp menu.
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Text Stamp Submenu
Figure 50: Text Stamp Submenu
Use the Text Stamp submenu to stamp an image with text that you enter using the text entry dialog.
Text Stamp is either On or Off, and the default is Off. When it is On, you can set the following
properties of the text stamp:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Placement
Transparency
Text color
Background
Note: Text strings can be a maximum of
31 characters.
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens text entry screen to enter
the text stamp that will appear
on the images. (Available only
when the first line is set to On.)
Default
Returns all settings on screen to
their defaults.
Exit
Exits this submenu and returns
to the Image Stamp menu.
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Logo Stamp Submenu
Figure 51: Logo Stamp Submenu
Logo Stamp is either On or Off, and the default is Off. When it is On, you can:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Stamp the image with a logo file
Choose one logo from a list
Choose the placement of the logo
Choose the color
Choose the transparency level
Table 26: Logo Stamp Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens the Logo Files dialog.
(Available only when Logo
Stamp is on.)
Default
Returns all settings on screen to
their defaults.
Exit
Exits this submenu and returns
to the Image Stamp menu.
Logo Files Dialog
Note: By default, no logo files are included with
your camera. To learn how to get logo files, see
the HP website at: www.hp.com/photosmart.
www.hp.com/photosmart
When you press the Edit soft key in the Logo Stamp submenu, the Logo Files dialog is displayed. Use
the up and down arrows on the 4-way controller to select the file you want to use as the Logo Stamp
from the list of available files.
Table 27: Logo Files Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next to the logo file, returns to the
Logo Stamp submenu, and displays the selected file
name in the second line of the submenu.
Exit
Exits this dialog and returns to Logo Stamp submenu.
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Note: All options you set in the Preferences
menu are active from shot-to-shot; they also
remain set when you cycle the power on
the camera.
Figure 52: Preferences Menu
Preferences Menu
Use the Preferences menu to change a variety of your camera’s general settings. You can select from
these options:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Display
Sound
Format Card
PC Connect Mode
Date & Time
Image Counter
Camera Name
Language
Reset Settings
Note: For more information on using the
Preferences menu to set up your camera,
see “Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu”
starting on page 103.
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Table 28: Preferences Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Opens submenu associated with
the highlighted menu option.
Format
Available only when Format Card
is highlighted
Reset
Available only when Reset
Settings is highlighted
Exit
Exits this submenu and returns
camera to Capture mode.
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Display Submenu
Figure 53: Display Submenu
Use the Display submenu to control the display on the camera’s image LCD.
Table 29: Display Submenu
Note: The Instant Review setting determines the
amount of time an Instant Review of an image
you just captured is displayed on the image
LCD. See “Using Instant Review” on page 33 for
more information.
Setting
Default
Options
Brightness Level
4
1 (dimmest) - 7 (brightest)
Instant Review
(see Note)
3 sec
1-10 sec
15 sec
20 sec
25 sec
30 sec
Off
Live View
(see Note)
Off
On / Off
Sleep Timeout
(see Note)
2 min
30 sec
1 min
2 min
5 min
Table 30: Display Soft Keys
The Live View setting determines whether the
live view of Capture mode will automatically
display on the image LCD or not when you
power on the camera and set the camera to
Capture mode.
Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings to their defaults.
Exit
Saves the settings, exits this
submenu, and returns to the
Preferences menu.
The Sleep Timeout setting determines how
quickly the camera goes into sleep mode and
turns off the image LCD when you are not using
the camera.
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Sound Submenu
Figure 54: Sound Submenu
Use the Sound submenu to control the sounds used on your camera.
Table 31: Sound Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
Volume Level
7
1 (lowest) - 7 (highest)
System Sounds
(see Note)
On
On / Off
Note: The System Sounds setting determines
whether or not you will hear the camera’s
system sounds, such as shutter clicks, beeps,
and so forth.
Table 32: Sound Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings to their defaults.
Exit
Exits this submenu and returns to the
Preferences menu.
Format Card Option
Figure 55: Format Card Confirmation Screen
Use the Format Card option to reformat the memory card. Reformatting will erase all of the
files on the card, including all images, protected files, folders, scripts, and so forth. You will see a
confirmation of your choice to format the memory card (see Figure 55).
Table 33: Format Card Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Format
Reformats the memory card.
Cancel
Exits the confirmation screen and
returns to the Preferences menu.
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PC Connect Mode Submenu
Figure 56: PC Connect Mode Submenu
Use the PC Connect Mode submenu to specify how the camera will appear to your computer when
connected via the USB interface in PC Connect mode. You can then transfer images from your
camera to the computer via the USB interface.
Table 34: PC Connect Mode Submenu
Setting
Function
USB Disk Drive
The camera is operated as a USB Mass Storage Device
and appears as a disk drive connected to the computer.
You can copy images from your camera to the computer
as you would from another disk drive. Use this setting to
connect the camera to a Mac OS 8.6 or better computer,
or to a Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer.
Digita Device (default)
You can use software included with your computer or
camera to transfer images to the computer. Use this
setting to connect the camera to a Windows Me, 98, or
2000 computer.
Note: For more information on using the
PC Connect Mode settings, see “Transferring
Images to Your Computer” on page 46.
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next to the
selected item and returns to the
Preferences menu.
Default
Resets the settings to their defaults.
Exit
Exits this submenu without changing
the settings and returns to the
Preferences menu.
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Set Date & Time Submenu
Figure 57: Set Date & Time Submenu
Use the Set Date & Time submenu to set the camera’s date and time. Press the up and down arrows
on the 4-way controller to scroll through the list of numbers. Press the left and right arrows to move
between the date/time fields.
Table 36: Set Date & Time Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Format
Opens the Format List dialog
where you can select the format.
Exit
Saves the date and time settings,
exits this submenu, and returns to
the Preferences menu.
Format Dialog
Figure 58: Format Dialog
When you press the Format soft key in the Set Date & Time submenu, you see the Format dialog,
which allows you to select from a list of six, predefined date and time formats.
Table 37: Format Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next
to the selected format and
returns to the Set Date &
Time submenu.
Exit
Exits this dialog and
returns to the Set Date &
Time submenu.
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Image Counter Submenu
Figure 59: Image Counter Submenu
Use the Image Counter submenu to set how the image counter works.
Table 38: Image Counter Submenu
Note: Once you have changed the Image
Counter setting, you must power the
camera off and then on again for the new
setting to take effect.
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Setting
Function
Reset When Empty
Each time you delete all of
the images on your camera,
the counter restarts the first
image captured at number 1.
Continuous Counter
(default)
The images are counted
according to the history of
the camera’s use. For
example: image #400 is the
400th image to be captured
with this camera.
Table 39: Image Counter Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next to the
selected setting and returns to the
Preferences menu.
Exit
Returns to the Preferences menu
without changing the setting.
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Camera Name Submenu
Figure 60: Camera Name Submenu
Use the Camera Name submenu to enter a unique name for your camera.
Press the left (Character Set Icon) soft key to toggle through the four character sets (capital letters,
lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols) until you see the character set you want to use displayed
in the left soft key label area on the overlay bar. Then press the:
Š Up or down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the list of characters.
Š Right arrow on the 4-way controller to enter the selected character and advance the
insertion point in the center of the screen.
Š Left arrow on the 4-way controller to back up and delete a character.
Š Middle (Space) soft key to create a space between words in the camera name.
Note: Words wrap to the next line when they
get too long.
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Soft Key
Function
Character Set Icon
Toggles through four character
sets: capital letters, lowercase
letters, numbers, and symbols.
Space
Adds a space, instead of a letter,
and advances the insertion point.
(The Space key does not appear
if a space is not a valid character.)
Exit
Saves the text entered and
returns to the Preferences menu.
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Language Submenu
Figure 61: Language Submenu
English is set as the default language that is used on the camera. Use the Language submenu to
select a language from the list of installed languages.
Table 41: Language Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next to the
highlighted language and returns to
the Preferences menu. The selected
language is now used.
Exit
Returns to the Preferences menu
without changing the setting.
Reset Settings Option
Figure 62: Reset Settings Confirmation Screen
Use the Reset Settings option to reset all of the camera settings (except for the Language, Format for
the Set Date & Time, PC Connect Mode, and Video Preferences settings) to their defaults in one step.
You will see a confirmation of your choice to reset the camera settings (see Figure 62).
Table 42: Reset Settings Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Reset
Resets all camera settings to their
defaults and returns to the
Preferences menu.
Cancel
Returns to the Preferences menu
without changing the settings.
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Playback Mode Menu and Soft Keys
To access the Playback mode menu and related soft keys, turn the camera mode dial to Playback
mode
and press the MENU button on the back of the camera. Once you have captured
images, you can choose options and settings for the images within the one menu (Play Settings) of
Playback mode.
Play Settings Menu
Figure 63: Play Settings Menu
There are three options in this menu:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Slideshow
Playback Rate
Video
Overlay
Table 43: Play Settings Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Displays submenu for the
highlighted option.
Exit
Exits this menu and returns to the
Playback mode screen.
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Slideshow Submenu
Figure 64: Slideshow Submenu
Use the Slideshow submenu to select the criteria for a slideshow to be viewed “on the fly.”
Table 44: Slideshow Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
Content
All
All, Category
Duration
2 sec
1-10 sec
Sound
On
On, Off
Loop
On
On, Off
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Soft Key
Function
Start
Exits this submenu and displays the slideshow.
Cancel
Exits this submenu without changing the settings
and returns to the Play Settings menu.
Exit
Sets all the settings, exits this submenu, and
returns to the Play Settings menu.
Playback Mode Menu and Soft Keys
Playback Rate Submenu
Figure 65: Playback Rate Submenu
Use the Playback Rate submenu to establish a default playback rate for each image type.
Table 46: Playback Rate Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
Timelapse
3 sec
1-10 sec rate
Group
3 sec
1-10 sec rate
Table 47: Playback Rate Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Default
Returns all settings to their defaults.
Cancel
Exits this submenu without changing the settings
and returns to the Play Settings menu.
Exit
Sets all the settings, then exits this submenu, and
returns to the Play Settings menu.
Playback Mode Menu and Soft Keys
Video Preferences Submenu
Figure 66: Video Preferences Submenu
Use the Video Preferences submenu to specify the video format: NTSC or PAL. The format that you
choose (NTSC or PAL) depends on your television’s video input format:
Š NTSC is the video connection standard used in the United States and Japan.
Š PAL is the video connection standard used in Europe.
Table 48: Video Preferences Submenu
Setting
Default
Options
Video Out
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Table 49: Video Preferences Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Cancel
Exits this submenu without
changing the settings and returns
to the Play Settings menu.
Exit
Saves the setting, exits this
submenu, and returns to the Play
Settings menu.
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Overlay Submenu
Figure 67: Overlay Submenu
Use the Overlay submenu to specify how many lines of text the top overlay bar has in Playback
mode: standard 2 line, or expanded 3 line.
Table 50: Overlay Submenu
Option
Function
Standard 2 line
(default)
Specify the content of the
overlay in 2 lines.
Expanded 3 line
Specify the content of the
overlay in 3 lines.
Table 51: Overlay Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Places a checkmark next to the highlighted setting
and returns to the Play Settings menu.
Exit
Returns to the Play Settings menu without
changing the Overlay style settings.
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Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
To access the Review mode menus and related soft keys, turn the camera mode dial to Review mode
and press the MENU button on the camera. Once you have captured images, you can change
specifications for the images within the four Review mode menus:
Š
Š
Š
Š
“Edit Menu” on page 87
“Print Order Form Menu” on page 90
“Transmit Menu” on page 93
“Find Menu” on page 95
Edit Menu
Figure 68: Edit Menu
Use the Edit menu to perform the following actions on selected images:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Delete
Group
Protect
Categorize
Delete Option
Figure 69: Delete Confirmation Screen
Use the Delete option to delete the current image, a group of images, or all of the marked images
from the memory card. Note that protected images within a group marked for deletion will not be
deleted until you unprotect them. You will see a confirmation of your choice to delete the images
(see Figure 69).
Table 52: Delete Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Delete
Deletes the selected image(s) and then
returns to the Review mode screen.
Cancel
Exits and returns to the Review mode
screen without deleting image(s).
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Note: A group becomes a folder on the
memory card, in which all the images in that
group are stored.
Group Name Submenu
Use the Group Name submenu to group all of the images that you have marked. You can start a
group, add images to an existing group, or move images from one group to a new group. Note that
you can use the Dissolve soft key to dissolve groups.
Figure 70: Group Name Submenu
Table 53: Group Name Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Add (If current image is
not grouped, but at least
one group exists.)
Displays a dialog that allows you to create a
new group or add to an existing group. (Images
are moved into groups, not replicated.)
Create (If current image
is not grouped and no
groups exist.)
Dissolve
Removes any grouping previously applied.
Exit
Exits and returns to the Review mode screen.
Protect Option
Figure 71: Protect Option
Use the Protect option to protect or unprotect marked images. When an image is protected, you can’t
delete it. If there are no marked images, then the Protect command protects the currently selected
image. If the marked or selected single image is unprotected, only the Protect soft key appears. If the
image is protected, only the Unprotect soft key appears. If multiple images, both protected and
unprotected, are marked, then both the Protect and Unprotect soft keys appear.
Once you have protected an image, the following restrictions apply to the image file:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
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You cannot delete the image nor an attached sound.
You cannot attach or re-record a sound.
You cannot attach, change, or remove a category.
Deleting a group will delete only the unprotected images within that group.
You cannot change the file name.
You can move the image file into and out of groups.
The image file will be marked “Read Only” in Windows when transferred to a PC.
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Table 54: Protect Soft Keys
Note: A category is an image tag which is
useful for finding images or playing a
slideshow of a category of images.
Figure 72: Categories Submenu
Soft Key
Function
Protect
Appears if selected images are unprotected.
Allows you to protect the current image.
Unprotect
If multiple images are marked, this soft key
appears along with the Protect soft key.
Allows you to unprotect images.
Exit
Cancels the protect operation and returns
to the Review mode screen.
Categories Submenu
Use the Categories submenu to assign images to a category. The camera has predefined categories,
such as vacation, work, pets, family, and friends
Choose the category you want using the 4-way controller, then use the Select soft key to attach the
category to the image. You can assign categories to one image at a time, or you can categorize all
marked images at once.
Table 55: Categories Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Assigns a category to an image or marked
images. Places a checkmark next to the
assigned category.
Exit
Updates the image files with the new categories
and returns to the Review mode screen.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Print Order Form Menu
Figure 73: Print Order Form Menu
Use the Print Order Form menu to create a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) file.
Table 56: Print Order Form Menu
Option
Function
Add Images
Allows you to add current image or marked
images to the DPOF file. Opens a secondary
screen to specify number of copies and size
of photos.
View Order
Displays a scrolling list of the contents of
the DPOF file.
Erase Order
Erases the contents of your DPOF file.
Note: See “Using a Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) File” on page 52 for more information.
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Soft Key
Function
Add/Select
Opens appropriate submenu.
Erase
Asks for confirmation to delete all entries of
the DPOF file.
Exit
Exits and returns to the Review mode screen.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Add to Order Submenu
Figure 74: Add to Order Submenu
Use the Add to Order submenu to add current or marked images to the DPOF file and to set up the
print settings for those images.
If you have any marked images, they are added to the order. If no images are marked, the image
currently selected in the Review mode is added to the order.
Table 58: Add to Order Submenu
Note: Standard means one of the standard
print sizes. You specify the exact size you want
your Standard prints to be at the printer. For
example, you can specify that all Standard
images be printed at 4” x 6”.
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Setting
Options
Copies
1-999 (1=default)
Size
Index - Thumbnails
Standard (default) - One of
the standard print sizes
(see Note)
Table 59: Add to Order Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Add
Adds images to the DPOF file.
Cancel
Exits without adding images.
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View Order Option
Figure 75: Print Order Form Screen of the
View Order Option
Use the View Order option to view a list of ordered images in the DPOF file. You can scroll through
this list using the up and down arrows on the 4-way controller. However, you cannot edit this list.
Table 60: View Order Option Soft Key
Soft Key
Function
Exit
Returns to the Print Order Form menu.
Erase Order Option
Figure 76: Erase Order Confirmation Screen
Use the Erase Order option to erase all of the entries from the DPOF file. You will see a confirmation
of your choice to erase all entries (see Figure 76).
Table 61: Erase Order Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Erase
Erases the contents of the DPOF file.
Exit
Returns to the Print Order Form menu
without clearing the DPOF file.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Transmit Menu
Figure 77: Transmit Menu
Use the Transmit menu to transfer images in one of two ways:
Š Camera-Camera
Š Camera-Printer
Camera-Camera Option
Use the Camera-Camera option to send current or marked images to, or receive images from,
another Digita camera.
Note: For more information, see “Transmitting
Images Between Two Cameras” on page 56.
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Soft Key
Function
Send
Sets the camera into sender mode.
Displays a screen to confirm sending
images to another camera and then
returns to the Review mode screen.
Receive
Sets the camera to receiver mode.
Brings up a screen to confirm
receiving images from another
camera and returns to the Review
mode screen.
Stop
Stops transmitting and returns to the
Transmit menu.
Exit
Exits this screen and returns to the
Review mode screen.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Camera-Printer Option
Use the Camera-Printer option to send current or marked images to a printer via the
HP JetSend infrared technology.
Note: For more information, see “JetSending
Images to a Printer” on page 54.
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Soft Key
Function
Send
Sets the camera to sender mode.
Displays a screen to confirm sending
images and then returns to the Review
mode screen.
Exit
Exits this screen and returns to the
Review mode screen.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Find Menu
Figure 78: Find Menu
Use the Find menu to search for specific images, either by category or by date (but not both at the
same time). When you return to the Review mode to view the results of the find operation, the Find
icon will appear in the lower, right corner. All find results will be chronologically displayed. If no
images match your search criteria, then you will see an error message.
Table 64: Find By Date and Find By Category Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Edit
Displays specific find options (Find
By Date, or Find By Category).
Select
Selects the category to find.
Exit
Exits the Find screen and returns to
the Review mode screen.
Mark
After the find operation, marks a
selected image.
Show All
After the find operation, returns the
thumbnail row to the original,
chronological list of images and
turns off the Find icon.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Find By Date Submenu
Figure 79: Find By Date Submenu
Use the Find By Date submenu to enter the range of dates using the 4-way controller.
Table 65: Find By Date Soft Keys
Soft Key
Function
Find
Executes the Find criteria and returns to the
Review mode screen to display results.
Exit
Exits this screen and returns to the Find menu
without executing the Find command.
Find By Category Submenu
Figure 80: Find By Category Submenu
Use the Find By Category submenu to scroll through the list of categories and enter the “find”
category with the 4-way controller. You can then use the Select soft key to select the category with
which you want to do the search.
Table 66: Find By Category Soft Keys
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Soft Key
Function
Select
Selects the checkmarked category from the Find By
Category list and executes the Find command.
Exit
Exits this screen and returns to the Find menu without
executing the Find command.
Review Mode Menus and Soft Keys
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Overview
This chapter explains how to troubleshoot some common problems you may encounter while using
your camera.
If you still cannot remedy the problem, contact HP for help. See “Contacting HP Customer Care” on
page 102.
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Note: For information about preserving battery
life and about HP accessories you can use to
power the camera (such as the HP AC power
adapter, and the HP rechargeable batteries and
battery rechargers), see Appendix B starting on
page 112.
Problem
The camera will not
power on
Solution
Š
Š
If you are using batteries:
Š Check the type of batteries that you have installed in the camera. They
may not be the appropriate type for a digital camera. Use only 4 high
quality AA photo lithium, high drain alkaline, or NiMH batteries, or one
high-quality Li Ion battery.
Š Check to make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. The positive and
negative poles may be reversed.
Š The batteries’ charge may be low or completely drained. Try installing
new batteries or recharged batteries,
If you are using the HP AC power adapter instead of batteries:
Š Is the AC power adapter plugged in?
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The camera is powered
on, but there’s no display
on the image LCD
Š
Š
Š
The camera is powered
on, but when I press a
button, the camera does
not respond
Š
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Is there power at the outlet?
Is the AC power adapter dead?
Press the DISPLAY button again.
Power the camera off and then on again.
The batteries may be nearly drained. (If so, you should see an empty battery
status icon on the status LCD.) Leave the image LCD turned off, or insert
charged batteries.
Try powering the camera off and then on again.
Remove the batteries or unplug the HP AC power adapter. Then reinstall the
batteries or plug in the AC power adapter, and power on the camera again
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Problem
Solution
The rechargeable HP
NiMH batteries I’m using
don’t seem to power the
camera for very long
You must recharge all 4 HP NiMH batteries after fully draining them four times for
the batteries to reach their optimum capacity and performance. For more
information, see “Using the HP NiMH Batteries and Recharger” on page 118.
The incorrect language is
set on the camera
1. Set the camera mode dial to Capture mode
.
2. Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3. Press the MENU button to display the Capture mode menus on the image LCD.
4. Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller three times to move to the
Preferences menu.
5. Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller seven times to move to the
Language menu option.
6. Press the left (Edit) soft key. The Language submenu is displayed.
7. Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the language
you want.
8. Press the left (Select) soft key to select the highlighted language and to exit this
screen. You return to the Preferences menu of Capture mode, and the camera is now
using the language you set.
9. Press the right (Exit) soft key to exit the menu.
The camera is displaying
an error message
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There are 3 different types of error messages you may see on the camera:
Š Memory card is not formatted - “Err” is displayed on the status LCD and the
message “Card requires formatting” is displayed on the image LCD. This
means the memory card needs to be formatted. Either see “Formatting the
Memory Card” on page 107 for information on how to format the card, or
replace the current memory card with another, formatted one.
Š Flash cannot charge - “Err” and the lightning bolt icon blinks on the status LCD
for 3 seconds, then the camera powers off. “Err” and the lightning bolt will
remain displayed on the status LCD until the batteries are drained. This
problem requires repair of the camera. See “Contacting HP Customer Care” on
page 102 to call HP for help.
Š Other errors - The camera locks up and blinks a 3-digit error code on the status
LCD. Try powering the camera off and then on again. You may also need to
remove the batteries and install them again. If the problem persists, see
“Contacting HP Customer Care” on page 102 to call HP for help. Be sure to tell
the HP representative the error code that you see displayed on the status LCD.
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Problem
Solution
The camera’s status LCD
is flashing 000
There is no memory card installed in the camera, or the memory card is full. If there
isn’t one installed, power off the camera, install a memory card in it, and then power
on the camera again. If the memory card is full, transfer the images you want to
keep to your computer (see “Transferring Images to Your Computer” on page 46),
and then delete images from the memory card to free-up space.
The image counter on the
camera’s status LCD won’t
reset when the memory
card is empty
The default setting for the image counter is continuous counting of images. If you
want to have it reset to zero when the memory card is empty, you can change the
setting in the Image Counter submenu (under the Preferences menu in Capture
mode). See “Image Counter Submenu” on page 79. Once you have changed the
image counter setting, you must power the camera off and then on again. Also
ensure that the camera’s memory card is completely empty.
The camera will not focus
Š
Š
Š
.
You may be too close to the subject. Try using Close-up exposure mode.
Try using Focus Lock. See “Using Focus Lock” on page 25.
Digital zoom is not
working
For Digital zoom to work correctly, the camera’s image LCD must be turned on.
The HP Remote Control is
not working
Š
Ensure that the camera mode dial is set to Capture mode
DISPLAY button.
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Ensure that the camera mode dial is set to Capture mode
. Then press the
The HP Remote Control does not work while the flash is charging. Try pressing
the Remote Control’s trigger again once the flash has charged.
The HP Remote Control may not work if the camera is sitting under bright
lights or in full sun. In this case, use the 10-Second Timer mode, instead. (See
“Setting the Timer Mode” on page 14.)
The battery in the HP Remote Control may be dead. If so, replace the battery.
The images I captured
have flares of light
across them
Be sure that the viewfinder cap is in place anytime you use the image LCD or the
HP Remote Control to take pictures. Without it, light from the viewfinder may leak
into the image you capture and cause a flare on the image.
I am trying to name a
group of images, but the
camera is not responding
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Try using a different group name. Note that the camera does not accept group
names that begin with BR or TL (regardless of language).
Group names must be eight characters or less, and cannot contain spaces.
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Problem
Solution
I am searching through
images by date, and have
selected the find dates,
but the camera is not
responding
Make sure that the From date is prior or equal to the To date.
The computer does not
recognize the camera
when connected via the
USB cable
On both Windows and Macintosh computers:
Š Is the camera powered on?
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Is the camera mode dial set to PC Connect mode
?
Is the USB cable firmly attached to both the camera and computer?
Is the USB port enabled on the computer?
Are you using a USB hub? If so, you may need to reset the hub. (It may have
become disabled due to an electrical disturbance such as that generated by
static electricity.) To reset the USB hub, leave the camera connected to the hub,
disconnect the hub from the computer, and remove power from the hub. Then
reconnect the power to the USB hub and reconnect the hub to the computer.
Try powering the camera off and then on again.
On Windows Me, 98, and 2000 computers:
Š If you are using the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard (for Windows Me) or
the HP Photo Imaging Software (for Windows 98 and 2000) to transfer images,
is the PC Connect Mode submenu setting (under the Preferences menu of
Capture mode) in the camera set to Digita Device?
Š If you are using the PC Connect Mode submenu setting of USB Disk
Drive in the camera instead, does the camera appear as a disk drive in
Windows Explorer?
Note: Computers running Windows NT 4.0 cannot connect to the camera via the
USB cable, because Windows NT 4.0 does not support the USB interface. You must
use either an HP P1000/1100 or similar printer, or a memory card reader to transfer
the images to your Windows NT 4.0 computer, instead.
On Macintosh computers:
Š Is the PC Connect Mode submenu setting (under the Preferences menu of
Capture mode) in the camera set to USB Disk Drive?
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Troubleshooting Common Problems
Problem
A TWAIN error occurs
when a software program
tries to acquire an image
from the camera
Solution
Š
Š
I can’t get images to
display on my television
when I connect my
camera to it
Make sure that the video output format (NTSC or PAL) that you set in the Video
Preferences submenu of Playback mode is correct for the video input format of
your television. (See “Video Preferences Submenu” on page 85.)
I’m having trouble
JetSending an image to
my printer
Š
I’m having trouble
sending an image to
another camera
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Verify that the software program can see the camera through its own TWAIN
select source. While software programs vary on how to select a TWAIN source,
generally the easiest way to determine whether a program supports TWAIN is
to see if there is an Acquire selection in the File menu. If not, then check for a
TWAIN command located under the Import selection of the File menu. If
neither exits, and you have a scanner, check the manual for the software
program to see if you can use TWAIN to scan images, instead
For more detailed information about this problem, consult the Technical
Support section for this camera that is located on the HP website at:
www.hp.com/photosmart.
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Š
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Be aware that it will take an average of 20 seconds to transfer an image from
the camera to a printer via JetSend.
Make sure that your printer is JetSend-capable.
Make sure that the camera’s infrared window is lined-up with the printer’s
infrared sensor, and that the camera and printer are about 10 inches apart.
Make sure that the other camera is a Digita camera.
Make sure that the camera’s infrared window is lined-up with the other camera’s
infrared sensor, and that the cameras are about 10 inches apart.
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Contacting HP Customer Care
HP Customer Care Online
Click your way to a great solution! The HP website, www.hp.com/photosmart,
www.hp.com/photosmart is a great place to
start for answers to questions about your HP products. You’ll get instant access to helpful tips and
tricks, downloadable drivers, and the latest product and software updates − 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
HP Customer Care by Phone
If you encounter a problem with your camera that is not covered in this chapter, contact HP for help.
HP has Customer Support Centers worldwide, some of which are listed below.
Note: For a complete list of HP’s Customer
Support Centers worldwide, go to the HP
website, www.hp.com/photosmart, and click
the Assistance button on the navigation bar.
HP’s Customer Support Centers
Replace a + with your international telephone access code.
North America
Canada: 905-206-4663
Mexico - Mexico City: +52 58 9922
Mexico - Outside Mexico City: +01 800 472 6684
United States: 208-376-3686
Europe
Belgium - Dutch: +32 (0)2 626 8806
Belgium - French: +32 (0)2 626 8807
Denmark: +45 39 29 4099
Finland: +358 (0)203 47 288
France: +33 (0)1 43 62 34 34
Germany (24PF/min): +49 (0)180 52 58 143
Italy: +39 02 264 10350
Netherlands: +31 (0)20 606 8751
Norway: +47 22 11 6299
Spain: +34 902 321 123
Sweden: +46 (0)8 619 2170
United Kingdom: +44 (0)207 512 52 02
English language support from
other European countries:
+44 (0)171 512 52 02
Asia/Pacific
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Australia: +61 3 8877 8000
Korea: +82 (2) 3270 0700
Singapore: +65 272 5300
Taiwan: +886 (2) 2717 0055
Contacting HP Customer Care
Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu
Overview
Note: For reference information regarding the
options and soft keys in the Preferences menu,
see “Preferences Menu” starting on page 74.
Use the Preferences menu in Capture mode to change a variety of your camera’s general settings.
For example, with the Preferences menu options you can change the brightness of the camera’s
image LCD or the volume of the camera’s sounds, reformat the memory card in the camera, change
the date and time on the camera, or set the mode for connecting the camera to a computer.
This appendix covers the following topics:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Figure 81: Preferences Menu
“Accessing the Preferences Menu” on page 103
“Setting the Display” on page 104
“Controlling Camera Sounds” on page 106
“Formatting the Memory Card” on page 107
“Selecting the PC Connect Mode” on page 107
“Setting the Date and Time” on page 108
“Setting the Image Counter” on page 109
“Naming Your Camera” on page 110
“Selecting a Language” on page 111
“Resetting Camera Settings” on page 111
Accessing the Preferences Menu
To access the Preferences menu:
1 Set the camera mode dial to Capture mode
.
2 Power on the camera if you haven’t already.
3 Press the MENU button on the back of the camera. The Capture mode menus are displayed on
the image LCD.
4 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller three times to move to the Preferences menu (see
Figure 81).
Note: All of the settings you make in the
Preferences menu are active from shot-to-shot;
they also remain set when you cycle the power
on the camera.
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5 Press the down arrow on the 4-way controller to move the highlight to the menu option you
want to select.
6 Press the left (Edit, Format, or Reset) soft key to select the highlighted menu option.
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Setting the Display
Figure 82: Display Submenu
Use the Display submenu to control the display on the camera’s image LCD.
Brightness Level
Use the Brightness Level setting to control the brightness of the display on the camera’s image LCD.
You can set the Brightness Level from 1 (dimmest) to 7 (brightest). The default value is 4.
To change the Brightness Level:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller, if needed, to highlight the Brightness
Level option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the values until you see
the value you want.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Display submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
Instant Review
The camera’s Instant Review feature allows you to see displayed on the image LCD either the One
Shot image, the final image of a Continuous image sequence, or the first image of a Timelapse
sequence you just captured. (See “Using Instant Review” on page 33 for more information.) The
default setting is that Instant Review is on for 3 seconds, and the maximum setting is that it is
on for 30 seconds, after you capture either a One Shot image or the final image in a Continuous or
Timelapse sequence.
To change the duration of the Instant Review period, or to turn Instant Review Off:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the Instant Review option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the values until you see
the value you want.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Display submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
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Setting the Display
Live View
Note: The image LCD uses a lot of battery
power. If you are running your camera on
batteries rather than with the HP-approved AC
power adapter, you may want to limit your use
of the image LCD. In turn, you may want to
leave the Live View setting at its default Off
value to preserve battery power.
The Live View setting determines whether the live view of Capture Mode will automatically display
on the image LCD or not when you power on the camera and set the camera to Capture mode. The
default value for Live View is Off.
To change the setting so Live View is On (that it will always display on the image LCD when you
power on the camera and set the camera to Capture mode):
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the Live View option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to change the value to On.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Display submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
Sleep Timeout
Note: For convenience as you learn to use your
camera’s features and menu options, you may
want to set the Sleep Timeout to the longest
interval (5 minutes). This will give you time to
consider a feature or menu option before the
camera goes into sleep mode and the image
LCD turns off.
Prior to the camera completely powering itself off due to inactivity, the camera goes to “sleep” by
turning off the image LCD and either turning off or slowing down other functions to conserve power.
Pressing any button on the camera (except the power switch) “wakes” the camera from sleep mode.
After the camera goes to sleep, it will power off after an additional 5 minutes of inactivity. Once the
camera completely powers itself off, you must use the power switch to power it on again.
The Sleep Timeout setting determines how quickly the camera goes into sleep mode when you are
not using the camera. The default value is 2 minutes.
To change the Sleep Timeout:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the Sleep Timeout option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the values until you see
the value you want.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Display submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
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Setting the Display
Controlling Camera Sounds
Figure 83: Sound Submenu
Use the Sound submenu to control the sounds used on your camera
Volume Level
The Volume Level setting allows you to determine the volume level of the sounds on your camera.
This includes both the system sounds (see the next subsection) and the sounds you attach to images
via the Sound Record button (see “Recording Sound” on page 34). You can set the Volume Level
from 1 (lowest/softest) to 7 (highest/loudest). The default value is 4.
To change the Volume Level:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller, if needed, to highlight the Volume
Level option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the values until you see
the value you want.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Sound submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
System Sounds
The Systems Sounds setting determines whether or not you will hear the camera’s system sounds,
such as shutter clicks, beeps, and so forth. The default value is On (that you will hear system sounds).
To change the setting so that System Sounds are turned Off:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the System Sounds option.
2 Press the right or left arrow on the 4-way controller to change the value to Off.
3 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the setting, exit the Sound submenu, and return to the
Preferences menu.
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Controlling Camera Sounds
Figure 84: Format Card Confirmation Screen
Formatting the Memory Card
Use the Format Card option to reformat the memory card in your camera. Reformatting will erase all
of the files (images) on the memory card, including protected files, folders, scripts, and so forth.
When you select the Format Card option by pressing the left (Format) soft key, you will see a
confirmation of your choice to format the memory card (see Figure 84). You can either press the
middle (Format) soft key to reformat the memory card, or press the right (Cancel) soft key to exit the
confirmation screen without reformatting the memory card and return to the Preferences menu.
Selecting the PC Connect Mode
Figure 85: PC Connect Mode Submenu
Use the PC Connect Mode submenu to specify how the camera will appear to your computer when
connected via the USB interface in PC Connect mode. You can then transfer images from your
camera to the computer via the USB interface. Table 67 explains the PC Connect Mode settings
and their functions. The currently selected mode is indicated by the checkmark to the left of it. The
default mode is Digita Device.
Table 67: PC Connect Mode Submenu
Note: The USB Disk Drive mode will remain
set on your camera only if you power off the
camera by using the power switch. By powering
off the camera correctly, you will not have to
repeat these procedures when transferring
images to your computer in the future.
Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu
Setting
Function
USB Disk Drive
The camera is operated as a USB Mass Storage Device and appears as
a disk drive connected to the computer. You can copy images from
your camera to the computer as you would from another disk drive.
Use this setting to connect the camera to a Mac OS 8.6 or better
computer, or to a Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer.
Digita Device
(default)
You can use software included with your computer or camera to
transfer images to the computer. Use this setting to connect the
camera to a Windows Me, 98, or 2000 computer.
To change the PC Connect Mode:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller, if needed, to highlight the PC Connect
Mode you want.
2 Press the left (Select) soft key. The checkmark moves to the highlighted mode, and you return to
the Preferences menu. The camera is now set to the mode you just selected.
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Formatting the Memory Card
Figure 86: Set Date & Time Submenu
Setting the Date and Time
Use the Set Date & Time submenu to set the camera’s date and time. If you wish to change the
format that is used for the date and time, see the next subsection, “Format Dialog.”
Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the list of numbers on the left
side of the screen until you reach the number you want. The number in the currently highlighted
field in the center of the screen (such as the Month field, as shown in the example in Figure 86)
changes accordingly. When you have selected the number for the currently highlighted field, press
the right arrow on the 4-way controller to move to the next field. When you have finished setting the
date and time, press the right (Exit) soft key to save the date and time settings and return to the
Preferences menu.
Note: Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way
controller to scroll through the numbers on the
left side of the screen. Press the right or left
arrow to move between the date/time fields in
the center of the screen.
For example, to set the date to September 18, 2000 and the time to 2:51 pm, as shown in the example
in Figure 86:
1 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller until you highlight 9, which sets the Month
field in the center of the screen to 9 (for the month of September).
2 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to move to the Day field.
3 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller until you highlight 18
18.
4 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to move to the Year field.
5 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller until you highlight 00.
00
6 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to move to the Hour field.
7 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller until you highlight 02.
02
8 Press the right arrow on the 4-way controller to move to the Minutes field.
9 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller until you highlight 51.
51
Since the am/pm setting is set to pm by default, simply leave the am/pm field as it is.
10 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the date and time settings and return to the
Preferences menu.
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Setting the Date and Time
Figure 87: Format Dialog
Format Dialog
When you press the left (Format) soft key in the Set Date & Time submenu, you see the Format
dialog, which allows you to select from a list of six, predefined date and time formats. There are three
formats which use the 24-hour clock format, and three formats which use the 12-hour clock format.
The default format for the date and time is MM/DD/YY 12 hr, which means the date is in the Month/
Day/Year format, and the time is in the 12-hour clock format.
For example, to set your camera to the MM/DD/YY 24 hour format (so that the date will be in the
Month/Day/Year format, and the time will be in the 24-hour clock format), follow these steps:
1 Press the left (Format) soft key in the Set Date & Time submenu to move to the Format dialog.
2 Press the up or down arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the MM/DD/YY 24 hours
format in the Format dialog.
3 Press the left (Select) softkey, The checkmark moves to the highlighted date and time format,
and you return to the Set Date & Time submenu. The camera is now set to the date and time
format you just selected.
Setting the Image Counter
Figure 88: Image Counter Submenu
Use the Image Counter submenu to set how the image counter works. You can set the camera either
to restart numbering at 1 (one) each time you delete all the images from your camera, or to keep a
continuous count of images from the beginning of the camera’s use.
Table 68 explains the Image Counter settings and their functions. The currently selected setting is
indicated by the checkmark to the left of it. The default setting is Continuous Counter.
Table 68: Image Counter Submenu
Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu
Setting
Function
Reset When Empty
Each time you delete all of the images on your camera, the
counter restarts the first image captured at number 1.
Continuous Counter
(default)
The images are counted according to the history of the
camera’s use. For example: image #400 is the 400th
image to be captured with this camera.
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Setting the Image Counter
To change the Image Counter setting:
Note: Once you have changed the Image
Counter setting, you must power the
camera off and then on again for the new
setting to take effect.
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller, if needed, to highlight the Image Counter
setting you want.
2 Press the left (Select) soft key. The checkmark moves to the highlighted setting, and you return
to the Preferences menu.
3 Power the camera off and then on again for the new setting to take effect.
Figure 89: Camera Name Submenu
Naming Your Camera
Use the Camera Name submenu to enter a unique name for your camera. The camera name is used
to identify images in the Review mode when you have transmitted images from one camera to
another. (See “Transmitting Images Between Two Cameras” on page 56 for more information.) The
default camera name is Digita Camera.
For example, if you transmit images from camera B to camera A, camera B’s name appears in the
image information area of the Review mode screen on camera A when any images from camera B
are viewed on camera A. The camera name does not appear in the image information area when you
view images in Review mode on the camera you used to capture them.
Note: If a group name is applied to an image,
then the group name, rather than the camera
name, appears in the image information area of
the Review Mode screen.
To name your camera:
1 Press the left arrow on the 4-way controller to delete the letters of the default camera name.
2 Press the left (Character Set Icon) soft key to toggle through the four character sets (capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, or symbols) until you see the character set you want to use
displayed in the left soft key label area on the overlay bar.
3 Press the:
Š Up or down arrow on the 4-way controller to scroll through the list of characters on the left
Š
Š
Š
Note: Words wrap to the next line when they
get too long.
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side of the screen.
Right arrow on the 4-way controller to enter the selected character and advance the
insertion point in the center of the screen.
Left arrow on the 4-way controller to back up and delete a character.
Middle (Space) soft key to create a space between words in the camera name.
4 Press the right (Exit) soft key to save the camera name you set and return to the
Preferences menu.
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Selecting a Language
Figure 90: Language Submenu
English is set as the default language that is used on the camera. Use the Language submenu to
select a language from the list of installed languages.
To select a language:
1 Press the down or up arrow on the 4-way controller to highlight the language setting you want.
2 Press the left (Select) soft key. The checkmark moves to the highlighted language, and you
return to the Preferences menu. The selected language is now used on the camera.
Resetting Camera Settings
Figure 91: Reset Settings Confirmation Screen
Use the Reset Settings option to reset all of the camera settings (except for the Language, the Format
for the Set Date & Time, the PC Connect Mode, and the Video Preferences settings) to their defaults
in one step.
When you select the Reset Settings option by pressing the left (Reset) soft key, you will see a
confirmation of your choice to reset the camera settings (see Figure 91). You can either press the
middle (Reset) soft key to reset the settings, or press the right (Cancel) soft key to exit the
confirmation screen without resetting the settings, and return to the Preferences menu.
Appendix A: Using the Preferences Menu
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Selecting a Language
Appendix B: Camera and Accessories Information
Overview
This appendix covers the following topics:
Š “Camera Specifications” on page 112
Š “Battery Life” on page 115
Š “HP Accessories for Powering the Camera” on page 116
Š “Using the HP AC Power Adapter” on page 117
Š “Using the HP Li Ion Battery and Recharger” on page 117
Š “Using the HP NiMH Batteries and Recharger” on page 118
Š “Storage Capacities of Memory Cards” on page 119
Camera Specifications
The following table lists the specifications for the HP 912 digital camera.
Camera Dimensions
Weight
570 g (20 oz.) without batteries and memory card
Zoom
Š
Š
Š
Š
3x optical, 2x digital zoom
8.2-25.8mm
24-107 mm (35mm equivalent)
Digital zoom: shooting 1.2/1.5/2x, playback 2x
Sensor
Š
Š
2.24 megapixel, 2/3” CCD
Professional frame transfer architecture
Color Depth
Color Control
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143.5mm (L) x 90.5mm (W) x 105mm (H)
(5.6 in. x 3.6 in. x 4.1 in.)
36-bit (12 bits x 3 colors)
Full color, B&W (black and white), and Sepia
Resolution
Š
Š
Full: 1600 x 1280 pixels
1/4: 800 x 640 pixels
HP Imaging
Technology
Š
Š
Š
Custom ASIC for higher-performance image processing
Image processing at 220,000,000 operations per image in <1/2 second
Excellent enlargements at 11” x 14”
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Camera Specifications
Lens
Š
Š
Š
PENTAXTM power zoom (8 elements in 7 groups; 1 aspherical element)
f/2.5-f/3.9
49mm diameter threads for filters and adapters
Image Type Settings
Š
Š
Š
One Shot
Continuous
Timelapse
Exposure
Compensation
Automatic
Bracketing
Shutter Speed
Sensitivity
Metering
Viewfinder
+/-3.0 EV (Exposure Value) in .5 steps
3 frames in .5 or 1.0 EV Steps
1/1000 to 4 seconds
Auto, Fixed (equivalent to 25, 50, 100, 200, and 400 ISO speeds)
TTL (through the lens) metering with choice of Average, Center-Weighted, or Spot
Š
Š
Š
Š
SLR-type TTL optical viewfinder with full exposure read out and diopter
adjustment
AF area box
Diopter adjustment from -2.5m-1 to +1.5 m-1
Field of view: 95% vertically/horizontally
Focus
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
TTL contrast-detection auto focus with manual override
Normal: 0.5m (1.64 ft.) to infinity
Macro: 0.02m (0.07 ft.) to 0.6m (1.97 ft.)
Auto focus area settings: Wide or Spot
Manual focus: 0.1m (0.33 ft.) to infinity
Flash
Š
Š
Š
Š
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Built-in retractable TTL auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, and Forced On
with Red-Eye Reduction
Pre-flash indicator
Hot-shoe for attaching an external flash
Camera Specifications
Exposure Settings
Š
Š
Memory Card
CompactFlashTM card (Type I or Type II, Power level 0) shipped with camera
Timer
Š
Š
Sound
Capture and play back sound with 45 seconds of recording per image
White Balance
Interfaces
Camera Operating
System
10-second delay
3-second delay with HP Remote Control (included)
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, and 5500K
Š
Š
Š
Š
USB connection to computers
HP JetSend and Digita infrared protocols
NTSC/PAL TV connections
Orientation sensor for automatic image rotation on TV, computers,
and cameras
Flashpoint Digita
Image LCD
Š
Š
Š
Š
2” low temperature poly-silicon TFT color LCD with 130,338 pixels
Adjustable brightness control
Displays thumbnails or full screen images
Flip-up display
Image Control
Functions
Š
Š
Š
Š
Create slideshows of images
Send images via HP JetSend infrared technology to JetSend-capable printers
Delete, protect, group, and categorize images
Watermark images with Date and Time, Text, or Logo stamps
Status LCD
Power
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Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night, Program, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, and Manual
Continuous exposure and exposure lock
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Displays image type setting, timer mode, auto focus area, flash mode, battery
status, shutter speed and f-number or pictures remaining, and exposure bar graph
Š
Š
4 AA non-rechargeable batteries (included)
Optional: AC power adapter, rechargeable Li-Ion battery and recharger, or
rechargeable NiMH batteries and recharger
Camera Specifications
Battery Life
Caution: Use only 4 AA photo lithium, high
drain alkaline, or NiMH batteries, or one lithium
ion (Li Ion) battery in the HP 912 digital camera.
Do not mix batteries of different types. If using
AA batteries, replace all 4 batteries at the same
time; do not replace the batteries individually.
Always follow all of the manufacturer’s
instructions on the battery package when
handling, recharging, or disposing of batteries.
The life of the batteries you use in your HP 912 camera depends on how you use the camera and on
the type of batteries you use. The following table provides estimates of battery life in a variety of
usage scenarios, including:
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Light use in Capture mode (image LCD off, no flash)
Moderate use in Capture mode (some use of image LCD and flash)
Leaving the camera in the idle state (image LCD off)
Using the camera in Review mode
Using the camera in live view of Capture mode (image LCD on)
Usage Scenario
Photo Lithium
NiMH
High Drain Alkaline
Light Capture Mode (Shots)
640
350
180
Moderate Capture Mode (Shots)
380
210
100
Idle State (Minutes)
420
200
200
Review Mode (Minutes)
180
100
75
Live View Capture Mode (Minutes)
120
70
45
To preserve battery life:
Š Limit the use of the image LCD, or turn it off.
Š Limit the use of the flash, or turn it off.
Š Set the camera to take lower resolution and/or lower quality images. (See “File Settings SubŠ
Š
Note: An AC power adapter provides power to
the camera − it does not recharge the batteries.
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Š
menu” on page 61.) Higher resolution and higher quality images take the camera longer to
process and compress.
Limit operating the camera in cold temperature conditions. Operating the camera at colder
temperatures results in shorter battery life.
Always replace all 4 AA batteries at the same time. One low-charged battery will reduce the life
for all batteries in the camera. This is true of both non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries.
Use the HP-approved AC power adapter with your camera instead of batteries, or use
rechargeable batteries. The following section lists the HP-approved accessories you can use for
powering the camera.
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Battery Life
HP Accessories for Powering the Camera
Caution: Using a non-HP AC power adapter
will void your camera’s warranty.
You can purchase any of the following accessories for powering the camera, as well as other
camera accessories, from the HP Shopping Village website at: www.hpshopping.com. (Click the
Digital Photography link on the main web page. Then click the Digital Photography Accessories
link on the second web page.)
This table of power accessories was current at the time this manual was published. For the most
up-to-date accessories list, refer to the HP Shopping Village website.
HP Model
Number
Accessory
Specifications
A610
HP AC Power Adapter
(See the next section, “Using the HP AC Power Adapter”)
Input: 100-240 Volts AC
Output: 9 Volts DC, 1.33 Amps, 12 Watts
A940
HP Accessory Kit, including:
HP Li Ion Battery
HP Li Ion Battery Recharger
HP AC Power Adapter
Camera case
(See “Using the HP AC Power Adapter” on page 117 and
“Using the HP Li Ion Battery and Recharger” on page 117)
HP AC Power Adapter (which powers the
HP Li Ion Battery Recharger):
Recharging time is approximately 3 hours
Input: 100-240 Volts AC
Output: 9 Volts DC, 1.33 Amps, 12 Watts
HP Li Ion Battery Recharger, including:
HP Li Ion Battery
HP Li Ion Battery Recharger
HP AC Power Adapter
(See “Using the HP AC Power Adapter” on page 117 and
“Using the HP Li Ion Battery and Recharger” on page 117)
HP AC Power Adapter (which powers the
HP Li Ion Battery Recharger):
Recharging time is approximately 3 hours
Input: 100-240 Volts AC
Output: 9 Volts DC, 1.33 Amps, 12 Watts
A930
HP Li Ion Battery: 7.8 Volts DC
HP Li Ion Battery: 7.8 Volts DC
A920
HP Li Ion Battery
(See “Using the HP Li Ion Battery and Recharger” on
page 117)
7.8 Volts DC
AA30
HP NiMH Battery Recharger includes 4 NiMH Batteries
(See “Using the HP NiMH Batteries and Recharger” on
page 118)
HP NiMH Battery Recharger:
Recharging time is approximately 3.5 hours
Input: 9 Volts DC
Output (charging voltage): 8.4 Volts DC
HP NiMH Battery: 1.2 Volts DC (each)
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Using the HP AC Power Adapter
Figure 92: Connecting the HP AC Power Adapter’s
Cable to the Camera
To connect the HP AC Power Adapter to the camera:
1 Plug the AC power adapter into a power source, such as a wall outlet or power strip.
2 Open the door to the connector compartment on the camera. The connector compartment is
located on the far right side of the camera when you are looking at the front of the camera.
3 Connect the round end of the AC power adapter’s cable to the middle (power adapter)
connector in the camera (see Figure 92).
To connect the HP AC Power Adapter to the HP Li Ion Recharger, see the next subsection.
Note: Use the HP-approved AC power adapter
as the power source for the camera during
power-intensive operations, like when you are
using the camera’s image LCD for an extended
period of time.
Using the HP Li Ion Battery and Recharger
To install the HP Li Ion battery in the HP 912 camera:
1 Unlock and open the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.
2 Remove any AA batteries from the battery compartment.
Figure 93: Releasing the AA Battery Adapter
Gray
tab
3 Release the AA battery adapter that is pre-installed inside the battery compartment by pushing
the gray tab inside the battery compartment in the direction of the arrow shown in Figure 93.
When released, the AA battery adapter pops up.
4 Remove the AA battery adapter from the camera.
5 Ensure the arrow on the Li Ion battery is pointing down and that the flat side of the Li Ion battery
is facing the flat, back wall of the camera’s battery compartment. Then insert the battery into the
battery compartment so that it pushes the gray tab to the side and allows the battery to drop
into the battery compartment.
6 Push the battery down until the gray tab snaps in place over the battery.
7 Close the battery compartment door by pushing it down until it snaps shut. The battery door
automatically locks when closed.
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To connect the HP AC power adapter to the HP Li Ion Battery Recharger in order to power the
Recharger and recharge the HP Li Ion battery:
1 Plug the AC power adapter into a power source, such as a wall outlet or power strip.
2 Place the Li Ion battery in the Li Ion Battery Recharger, ensuring that the arrow on the Li Ion
battery is pointing down.
3 Connect the round end of the AC power adapter’s cable to the connector in the Li Ion Battery
Recharger. The LED on the Battery Recharger will light to show that it is now powered on and is
recharging the Li Ion battery.
Using the HP NiMH Batteries and Recharger
If you purchase the HP NiMH Battery Recharger, which includes 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries,
please note the following:
Š Before you install the batteries in the HP 912 camera, you must charge all 4 NiMH batteries in
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
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the HP NiMH Battery Recharger per the instructions that came with the Battery Recharger.
You must recharge all 4 NiMH batteries after fully draining them four times for the batteries to
reach their optimum capacity and performance.
Always recharge all 4 NiMH batteries at the same time. One low-charged battery will reduce the
battery life for all 4 batteries in the camera.
Do not store the batteries in the HP NiMH Battery Recharger for an extended period of time if it
is not necessary.
Do not over-charge the batteries. Disconnecting and reconnecting the HP NiMH Battery
Recharger to AC power frequently, without discharging the batteries, may cause over-charging.
Do not expose the NiMH batteries to heat. Permanent damage will result if the batteries are
exposed to temperatures above 110° F or 43° C. Always store the batteries in a cool location.
After long-term storage, recharge all 4 NiMH batteries before use. This is because the battery
cells discharge over time. (At room temperature, NiMH batteries generally discharge at about
1% per day.)
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Storage Capacities of Memory Cards
The following table lists the number of images an 8 MB, 16 MB, and 32 MB CompactFlash memory
card can store, depending on the JPEG quality level or TIFF setting at which the camera is set.
Note: To make the most memory available on a
memory card, reformat the card either on the
camera (using the Format Card option in the
Preferences menu − see page 76), or through
the computer (using USB Disk Drive mode,
reformat the card as you would a disk drive −
see page 77).
The number of images noted in this table are averages. In particular, the number of images per
memory card can vary based on the JPEG compressed file size of each image.
8 MB Card
16 MB Card
32 MB Card
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Resolution
JPEG-Good
Quality Level
JPEG-Better
Quality Level
JPEG-Best
Quality Level
TIFF
Full Size
26
13
6
1
1/4
78
47
26
5
Full Size
53
28
14
2
1/4
159
96
54
10
Full Size
107
56
29
5
1/4
319
194
108
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Storage Capacities of Memory Cards
Appendix C: Product Warranties
Limited Product Warranty
HP Product
Duration of Limited Warranty
HP 912 digital camera
1 year
CompactFlash memory card
1 year
HP Photo Imaging Software
90 Days
A. Extent of Limited Warranty
1 Hewlett-Packard (HP) warrants to the end-user customer that the HP products specified above
will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the duration specified above, which
duration begins on the date of purchase by the customer.
2 For software products, HP’s limited warranty applies only to a failure to execute programming
instructions. HP does not warrant that the operation of any product will be uninterrupted or
error free.
3 HP’s limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the
product, and does not cover any other problems, including those which arise as a result of:
a. Improper maintenance or modification;
b. Software, media, parts, or supplies not provided or supported by HP; or
c. Operation outside the product’s specification.
4 If HP receives, during the applicable warranty period, notice of a defect in any product which is
covered by HP’s warranty, HP shall either repair or replace the defective product, at HP’s option.
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Limited Product Warranty
5 If HP is unable to repair or replace, as applicable, a defective product which is covered by HP’s
warranty, HP shall, within a reasonable time after being notified of the defect, refund the
purchase price for the product.
6 HP shall have no obligation to repair, replace, or refund until the customer returns the defective
product to HP.
7 Any replacement product may be either new or like-new, provided that it has functionality at
least equal to that of the product being replaced.
8 HP products may contain remanufactured parts, components, or materials equivalent to new in
performance.
9 HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country where the covered HP product is distributed by HP.
Contracts for additional warranty services, such as on-site service, are available from any
authorized HP service facility in countries where the product is distributed by HP or by an
authorized importer.
B. Limitations of Warranty
1 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, NEITHER HP NOR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS
MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE HP PRODUCTS, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
C. Limitations of Liability
1 To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this Warranty Statement are the
customer’s sole and exclusive remedies.
2 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET
FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL HP OR ITS THIRD PARTY
SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND
WHETHER ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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Limited Product Warranty
D. Local Law
1 This Warranty Statement gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer may also have
other rights which vary from state to state in the United States, from province to province in
Canada, and from country to country elsewhere in the world.
2 To the extent that this Warranty Statement is inconsistent with local law, this Warranty Statement
shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain
disclaimers and limitations of this Warranty Statement may not apply to the customer. For
example, some states in the United States, as well as some governments outside the United
States (including provinces in Canada), may:
a. Preclude the disclaimers and limitations in this Warranty Statement from limiting the statutory
rights of a consumer (e.g. the United Kingdom);
b. Otherwise restrict the ability of a manufacturer to enforce such disclaimers or limitations; or
c. Grant the customer additional warranty rights, specify the duration of implied warranties
which the manufacturer cannot disclaim, or not allow limitations on the duration of implied
warranties.
3 FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, THE TERMS IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE,
RESTRICT, OR MODIFY, AND ARE IN ADDITION TO, THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS
APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THE HP PRODUCTS TO SUCH CUSTOMERS.
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty
For Consumer Products Distributed Through Authorized Resellers
Subject to all of the terms and limitations of the HP Limited Warranty Statement provided with this
HP Product, HP warrants that this HP Product will be able to accurately process date data (including,
but not limited to, calculating, comparing and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries, and the years 1999 and 2000, including leap year calculations, when
used in accordance with the Product documentation provided by HP (including any instructions for
installing patches or upgrades), provided that all other products (e.g. hardware, software, firmware)
used in combination with such HP Products(s) properly exchange date data with it. The duration of
the Year 2000 warranty extends through January 31, 2001.
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Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty
Appendix D: Product Safety and Regulatory Information
Safety Information
Using Batteries
The HP 912 digital camera comes with four non-rechargeable batteries. Do not attempt to recharge
these batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types. Follow the battery
manufacturer’s safety instructions.
Disposing or Recycling of Batteries
Follow the battery manufacturer’s disposal and recycling instructions or the guidelines that are
recommended for your area. Do not incinerate or puncture batteries.
Using an AC Power Adapter
Use only the HP-approved AC power adapter. Failure to do so could cause damage or destroy the
camera and cause a fire. Use of a non-HP AC power adapter will also void your camera’s warranty.
Mercury Disclosure Statement
The image LCD of the HP 912 digital camera contains mercury. Disposal of this material may be
regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please
contact your local authorities or EIA: www.eiae.org.
www.eiae.org
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Safety Information
Regulatory Notices
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled Digital Apparatus,
ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur les matériels brouilleurs: Appareils
Numériques, NMB-003 édictée par le ministre de la Communication.
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Regulatory Notices
Glossary
4-way controller
+/-/Av button
A button on the back of the camera that has four directional arrows (up, down, right, and left) that you can
press to navigate the menus and images displayed in the image LCD.
A button on the back of the camera that, when pressed and held down, changes the functionality of the
sub-dial in certain exposure modes. See also “sub-dial” on page 133.
AC power adapter
Alternating Current power adapter. A power transformer that provides power to the digital camera and
preserves battery life. (Note that the AC power adapter does not recharge the batteries.)
Action exposure mode
The exposure mode that automatically optimizes the camera settings for taking pictures of subjects in
action, such as people playing sports. See also “exposure modes” on page 127.
AE-L button
Auto Exposure-Lock button. A button on the back of the camera that locks the exposure bar graph for
20 seconds or until pressed again. See also “exposure bar graph” on page 127.
AE Metering
Automatic Exposure Metering. A setting in the Photo Assist menu that determines the area of the scene
used to set the exposure for a capturing an image.
aperture
Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode
The variable diameter opening in a camera lens that lets you control the intensity of light reaching the
film or CCD. A camera's aperture and shutter speed determine a photo’s exposure. Aperture diameters are
expressed in f-numbers − the larger the f-number, the smaller the lens opening. Dividing the focal length
of a lens by a specific f-number gives its aperture diameter. See also “CCD” on page 126,“f-number” on
page 128, and “focal length” on page 128.
The exposure mode that lets you select an aperture, and the camera automatically selects the shutter
speed. See also “aperture” on page 125, “exposure modes” on page 127, “shutter” on page 132, and
“Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode” on page 132.
Auto exposure mode
The exposure mode where all settings are at their defaults and cannot be changed. See also “exposure
modes” on page 127.
auto focus area
The area of the scene that the camera will use to determine the auto focus. The auto focus area settings
include Wide (default) and Spot.
auto focus area button
auto focus area icon
A status LCD button on the top of the camera that you press to set the auto focus area.
An icon that appears in the status LCD and shows the camera’s current auto focus area setting.
Auto Focus (AF) mode
The default focus setting in which the camera automatically focuses the camera lens on a picture subject.
AF mode enables the camera’s auto focus system over a range determined by the settings in the Auto
Focus Range submenu of the Photo Assist menu. Pressing the shutter release button halfway down in the
AF mode initiates auto focus. To change the focus mode, turn the image LCD on and press the left (AF/MF)
soft key in the live view of Capture mode. See also “Manual Focus (MF) mode” on page 130.
automatic shutoff
A feature that automatically shuts off the camera after a certain period in order to preserve battery power.
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Av
Av button
battery status
See “Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode” on page 125.
See “+/-/Av button” on page 125.
The amount of power that remains in the battery.
battery status icon
An icon that appears in the status LCD that indicates the amount of power left in the batteries.
camera mode dial
The dial on the back of the camera that allows you to choose one of four operational modes (Capture,
Review, Playback, or PC Connect mode) for the camera.
Capture mode
An operational mode you use to take pictures (or “capture images”) with the camera. See also “camera
mode dial” on page 126.
CCD
CCD element
Charge Coupled Device. An integrated micro-electronic, light-sensing device built into a digital camera.
The CCD image sensor is a silicon chip containing hundreds-of-thousands to a few million light-sensitive
cells that convert light to electricity. A CCD sensor, combined with the digital image processing capability,
is the functional equivalent of film in a digital camera.
A single photosensitive area within a CCD array that is able to record a unique image detail. Also known
as a photosite. See also “CCD” on page 126.
Close-up exposure mode
The exposure mode that automatically optimizes camera settings for taking pictures of subjects close up.
See also “exposure modes” on page 127.
Continuous image type
The image type setting on the camera that captures a series of images in rapid succession. This image type
is recommended for capturing action shots. You change the image type by pressing the image type
button next to the status LCD. See also “image type” on page 128.
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default
A setting that the camera automatically uses until you change it.
Delete
A command associated with a soft key that is used to erase marked images or the current image from the
memory card.
digital zoom
Refers to digital cropping of the image, giving the appearance of greater zoom. After the optical zoom is
at its maximum setting, you can digitally zoom in three steps (1.2x, 1.5x, and 2.0x). The image LCD must be
on in order for the digital zoom to operate. Note that, in digital zoom mode, enlargement is accomplished
without changes in lens configuration. Since the lens is not involved in digital zoom, the changes appear
only in the image LCD; they are not evident though the viewfinder. See also “optical zoom” on page 130.
diopter control
The rubber eye cup on the viewfinder is also a diopter control that you can turn. The diopter control
allows you to adjust the focus of the picture subject in the viewfinder. Note that the diopter control has no
effect on the image you capture, however.
DISPLAY button
A button on the back of the camera that turns the image LCD on and off in Capture mode, and turns the
overlay bars on and off in Playback mode. This button is inactive in Review and PC Connect modes. See
also “image LCD” on page 128.
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exposure bar graph
The exposure bar graph displays the number of stops that the camera is under- or over-exposing in
+/- 3 stops. This bar graph is only displayed in the status LCD when the camera is set to the Program,
Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), or Manual exposure mode.
exposure compensation indicator
An indicator in the status and viewfinder LCDs that shows how much exposure compensation is being
applied, if any.
exposure lock button (AE-L)
exposure mode dial
See “AE-L button” on page 125.
A dial on the top of the camera that you turn to set the exposure mode.
exposure modes
The ten modes that you can select from to set the camera exposure to properly capture images, including:
Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night, Program, Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av),
and Manual. You turn the exposure mode dial to set the exposure mode. See also “Action exposure mode”
on page 125, “Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode” on page 125, “Auto exposure mode” on page 125,
“Landscape exposure mode” on page 129, “Close-up exposure mode” on page 126, “Manual exposure
mode” on page 129, “Night exposure mode” on page 130, “Portrait exposure mode” on page 131, “Program
exposure mode” on page 132, and “Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode” on page 132.
file name
A set of letters, numbers, and symbols assigned to a file to distinguish it from other files on the computer
or in the camera.
file size
The number of bytes in a file. The file size for images saved on a digital camera is determined by the
resolution of the camera's CCD and the amount of image data compression. You can usually select the
amount of compression on the camera and again in the computer software that processes the images.
Note that if you compress an image on the camera and in the software, the compression is cumulative.
file type
The digital format in which a file is saved. Computer programs can insert or import files that were saved in
a file type that the program supports. Common file types for images include JPEG (Joint Photo Expert
Group format) and TIFF (Tagged Image File Format). See also “JPEG” on page 129 and “TIFF” on page 134.
firmware
The low-level software that runs in a digital camera and controls the functionality and user interface on
the camera.
firmware update
flash
flash mode
The process of updating to a new firmware version on the digital camera.
A brief, intense burst of light from an electronic flash unit on a camera. Use flash when the lighting in a
scene is inadequate for taking pictures.
This mode is set by pressing a status LCD button on top of the camera and determines how the flash will
operate.
flash mode button
A status LCD button on the top of the camera that you press to set the flash mode.
flash mode icon(s)
An icon or set of icons in the status LCD that shows the current flash mode.
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f-number
f-number indicator
The f-number (also called the f-stop) is related to the diameter of the lens aperture − dividing the focal
length of the lens by the f-number specifies the aperture diameter. The f-number is used in conjunction
with the shutter speed to set the exposure. A standard set of f-numbers is commonly used in camera
lenses. A lower f-number, such as f/2.8, indicates a larger aperture, which lets in more light. A higher
f-number, such as f/16, indicates a smaller aperture, which lets in less light. See also “aperture” on
page 125 and “focal length” on page 128.
An indicator in the status and viewfinder LCDs that shows the current f-number setting of the lens.
focal length
The distance between the center of the lens (more precisely, its rear nodal point) and the CCD sensor in
digital cameras when the lens is focused on infinity. The focal length is specified in millimeters.
focus
Refers to adjusting the lens in a digital camera in order to place a clear image on the plane of the CCD
sensor.
focus mode
four-way controller
f-stop
See “Auto Focus (AF) mode” on page 125 and “Manual Focus (MF) mode” on page 130.
See “4-way controller” on page 125.
See “f-number” on page 128.
grouped images
A number of images that are bundled together. You can group images in the Edit menu of Review mode.
Grouped images appear in a folder on the memory card when the camera is connected to a computer.
hot shoe
The fitting on the top of the camera that holds a portable, external flash unit. The hot shoe has an
electrical contact that aligns with the contact on the flash unit's foot and fires the flash when you press the
shutter release button.
HP Imaging Technology
State-of-the-art image processing technology developed by HP that captures sharp, colorful images with
exceptional levels of detail, individually optimizes every image, and produces great detail in highlights
and shadows.
icon
A picture on an LCD, computer screen, or printed on a device that represents a specific setting. Icons on a
digital camera’s LCD communicate the camera's status, such as particular settings that have been made
for taking a picture. See also “LCD” on page 129.
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image
The electronic version of a photograph as it is stored in a digital camera, computer, or other electronic
medium. Digital cameras capture and store an image when you take a picture. See also “picture” on
page 131 and “photo” on page 131.
image LCD
The Liquid Crystal Display on the back of the camera. The image LCD and its accompanying
buttons and soft keys let you view and work with images on the camera. See also “DISPLAY button” on
page 126, “MENU button” on page 130, and “soft keys” on page 133.
image type
The type of image the camera will capture. There are three image types: One Shot, Continuous, and
Timelapse. See also “Continuous image type” on page 126, “One Shot image type” on page 130, and
“Timelapse image type” on page 134.
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image type button
image type icon
infrared
infrared window
interval
An icon that appears in the status LCD and shows the image type setting.
A type of connection that allows images to be transmitted between the camera and another device (such
as a printer) without connecting wires when the infrared window on the camera is lined-up with an infrared
sensor on the other device. See also “JetSend” on page 129.
The window on the front of the camera that uses the HP JetSend infrared technology. See also “JetSend”
on page 129.
The time between images being captured for the Timelapse image type.
ISO number
The International Organization for Standardization rating for film or CCD sensitivity. A higher ISO number
means less light is needed to take a picture. CCDs in digital cameras are rated in terms of ISO numbers.
ISO is not an acronym; it is derived from the Greek “isos”, meaning equal. See also “CCD” on page 126.
JetSend
A protocol developed by HP for sending image data from one device to another without using any
connecting cables between the devices. HP JetSend uses infrared technology to transmit images from the
camera to a printer for printing.
JPEG
A compressed image file format developed by the Joint Photo Expert Group. Its strengths are very small
file sizes and fast display rates. (It is 7 to 10 times faster than some other image file formats.) See also “file
type” on page 127 and “TIFF” on page 134.
Landscape exposure mode
The exposure mode that automatically optimizes the camera settings for taking pictures of distant
subjects, such as landscape scenes. See also “exposure modes” on page 127.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. A display technology that is used on digital cameras. An LCD displays numeric
characters and/or icons to communicate the camera's status, such as the particular settings that you have
made for taking a picture. See also “image LCD” on page 128 and “status LCD” on page 133.
LED
Light Emitting Diode. An indicator on the camera that shows the status of some feature or process by
either lighting solid or blinking on and off.
lens
One or more pieces of optical glass or similar material designed to collect and focus rays of light to form
a sharp image on the film (for traditional film cameras) or the CCD (for digital cameras). Lenses are rated
according to their maximum aperture (smallest possible f-number) and their focal length (usually
specified in millimeters). See also “aperture” on page 125, “CCD” on page 126, and “f-number” on
page 128.
lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery pack
live view
Manual exposure mode
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A status LCD button on the top of the camera that you press to select the image type.
An optional battery that you can use in the camera, which you can recharge and re-use.
Using the image LCD on the back of the camera to view the picture subject before taking the picture.
The exposure mode in which you have complete control over shutter speed, aperture, and all other
camera settings. A fixed tone curve is used to adjust exposure. See also “exposure modes” on page 127.
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Manual Focus (MF) mode
marking
memory card
memory card access LED
memory card door
MENU button
menus
microphone
mode dial
The focus mode setting that disables the auto focus system and allows you to select the focus distance
manually. When using MF mode, the camera will display the focus distance, bracketed by left and right
arrows, in the text message area of the top overlay bar. Once you have selected MF mode, you can use the
left and right arrows of the 4-way controller to increase or decrease the focus distance. To change the
focus mode, turn the image LCD on and press the left (AF/MF) soft key in the live view of Capture mode.
See also “Auto Focus (AF) mode” on page 125.
Specifying an image or several images to which you will then apply a single action.
A small removable, non-volatile storage medium for digital information that acts as the film in a digital
camera. The memory card stores the images so you can process or view them at a later time. Make sure
the camera is powered off any time you remove the memory card from the camera.
The LED that blinks to indicate the memory card is in use. See also “LED” on page 129.
The door on the side of the camera that you open to access the memory card in the camera.
A button on the back of the camera that lets you view menus on the image LCD in the Capture, Review, or
Playback mode. See also “modes” on page 130.
These appear on the image LCD when you press the MENU button in the Capture, Review, or Playback
mode and are used to choose and set camera settings.
The audio device on the front of the camera used to record sound via the sound record button that is then
attached to the current image.
See either “camera mode dial” on page 126 or “exposure mode dial” on page 127.
modes
These set the way the camera functions. There are four operational modes: Capture, Review, Playback, and
PC Connect.
Night exposure mode
The exposure mode that automatically optimizes the camera settings for dark scenes taken at night. The
camera opens the shutter to collect ambient light. Then, if the flash is turned on, the camera fires the flash
at the end of the exposure to illuminate objects in the foreground. See also “exposure modes” on
page 127.
NTSC connection
One Shot image type
optical resolution
optical zoom
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National Television Standards Committee connection. The video (TV) connection standard used in the
United States and Japan.
The image type setting on the camera that captures one image at a time. You change the image type by
pressing the image type button next to the status LCD. See also “image type” on page 128.
The true resolution of an imaging device, and the resolution at which the device captures images. See also
“resolution” on page 132.
The process of changing the field of view and magnification of the lens by moving different lens groups
within the lens to change its overall focal length. See also “digital zoom” on page 126.
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orientation sensor
overlay bars
PAL connection
PC Connect mode
PCMCIA adapter
PCMCIA slot
photo
photo type
photosite
An electro-mechanical device in the camera that determines whether the camera is being held
horizontally or vertically, and which side is up. The camera uses the data from this sensor to make sure the
image is displayed right side up in the image LCD, regardless of the camera position when the image
was captured.
Opaque or translucent information bars that appear on the image LCD.
Phase Alternating Line connection. The video (TV) connection used in Europe.
An operational mode you use to control the camera via a computer (PC or Macintosh) that you have
connected to the camera. You use this mode to download images from the camera to the computer. See
also “camera mode dial” on page 126.
Personal Computer Manufacturers Common Interface Agreement adapter. A small, electronic card that
fits in a PCMCIA slot and controls or communicates with an external device. For digital cameras, this is
usually an adapter into which you can plug the memory card from the camera for transferring images to
your computer.
The slot in a computer that holds a PCMCIA card. A PCMCIA slot is usually found in laptop computers.
The printed version of an image. See also “image” on page 128 and “picture” on page 131.
See “image type” on page 128.
See “CCD element” on page 126.
picture
Picture refers to the original composition when capturing an image with a digital camera. See also “image”
on page 128.
pictures remaining indicator
A numeric indicator in the status and viewfinder LCDs that shows how many more images you can capture
and store on the memory card.
pixel
Picture element. The smallest element that can be assigned an independent color and intensity and
displayed on a computer monitor screen or on an LCD. A pixel is a dot with either a square or rectangular
shape. Digital images displayed on a monitor screen or LCD are composed of thousands of pixels.
Playback mode
An operational mode you can use to view the captured images on the camera’s image LCD. You can view
images as full-sized stills, play back timelapse and grouped photo sequences, and create slideshows of
the images. See also “camera mode dial” on page 126 and“slideshow” on page 133.
pop-up flash button
Portrait exposure mode
power switch
preview
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A button on the camera you use to pop-up and charge the internal flash unit for taking flash images.
The exposure mode that automatically optimizes the camera settings for portrait photography. See also
“exposure modes” on page 127.
The switch on the camera that turns it on or off.
See “live view” on page 129
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Program exposure mode
protect
record button
The exposure mode where the camera selects an appropriate aperture and shutter speed. However, you
can change or override all settings. See also “exposure modes” on page 127.
Marking an image so that no one can delete it.
See “sound record button” on page 133.
red-eye
Refers to a human’s or animal’s eyes that appear red in captured images, which is caused by using the
flash on a camera.
red-eye reduction
A flash mode you can use to minimize red-eye in captured images of humans or animals. The camera
does this by flashing twice. See also “flash mode” on page 127.
reformat
Reformatting completely erases the memory card, including all images (protected and unprotected) and
all other files.
remote controller
A device used to trigger the shutter from a location that is remote from the camera, such as when you want
to take a self portrait or want to be in a group picture. When you press the remote trigger, the image
capture is delayed by a length of time specified by the timer mode. See also “timer mode” on page 134.
resolution
The measure of how many pixels are displayed or printed. The resolution of a CCD is determined by
multiplying the X pixels by the Y pixels. The greater the resolution, the greater the amount of detail
visible, and the larger the file size. The final output device (computer monitor or printer) on which an
image is displayed or printed determines the actual resolution you will see. For example, if you capture an
image at 1600 x 1200 pixels, and your printer is capable of printing at only 300 dpi (dots per inch), the
printed image will be no more than 300 dpi.
review
Review mode
self-timer
Send button
shutter
Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode
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The process of using the image LCD to view the images stored on the memory card.
An operational mode you can use to sort and edit the captured images on the camera, and to print photos
of the images. See also “camera mode dial” on page 126.
See “timer” on page 134.
A button on the back of the camera you can use to send images from the camera to a printer via the
HP JetSend infrared technology. The Send button is active in the Capture, Review, and Playback modes.
See also “JetSend” on page 129.
A set of surfaces that block light from the film or CCD in a camera. When the shutter is released, the
surfaces open for a predefined time, admitting a measured amount of light. See also “CCD” on page 126.
The exposure mode that lets you select a shutter speed, and the camera automatically selects the
aperture setting. See also “aperture” on page 125, “Aperture Priority (Av) exposure mode” on page 125,
“exposure modes” on page 127, “shutter” on page 132, and “shutter speed” on page 133.
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shutter release button
shutter speed
A two-stage button on the top of the camera that is enabled in Capture mode. Pressing this button
halfway down allows the camera to make various settings, such as Auto Focus Lock. Pressing this button
all the way down in one motion allows the camera to make various settings and to capture one or more
images, depending on the image type selected. The camera makes a shutter sound as each image
is captured.
The amount of time the shutter stays open when you press the shutter release button.
shutter speed indicator
An indicator in the status and viewfinder LCDs that shows the current shutter speed setting of the camera
The shutter speed indicator is activated when you press the shutter release button halfway and the
camera calculates its settings.
sleep mode
A feature that conserves battery power by automatically shutting off the image LCD after a period of time
(default 2 minutes) that the camera hasn’t been used.
slideshow
SLR camera
Single Lens Reflex camera. A camera in which the viewfinder looks directly through the lens. The HP 912 is
an SLR camera.
soft keys
Three buttons that are located just below the image LCD on the back of the camera. The soft keys let you
work with images and menus on the image LCD. See also “image LCD” on page 128.
sound record button
speaker
status LCD
status LCD buttons
strobe
sub-dial
subject
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The sequential viewing of images stored on the camera's memory card in Playback mode.
A button on the back of the camera that allows you to record sound that is then attached to the current
image.
The audio device on the back of the camera that allows you to hear the camera’s system sounds (shutter
clicks, beeps, and so forth). It also allows you to hear sound that was previously recorded and attached to
an image via the camera’s sound record button.
The Liquid Crystal Display on the top of the camera that uses a combination of numeric characters and
icons to communicate the camera's status, such as particular camera settings.
The four buttons next to the status LCD that you can press to set the image type, timer mode, auto focus
area, and flash mode. See also “auto focus area button” on page 125, “flash mode button” on page 127,
“image type button” on page 129, and “timer mode button” on page 134.
See “flash” on page 127.
A dial on the front of the camera that you can use to adjust settings in the Program, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes. You can change the functionality of the sub-dial when in
these exposure modes by pressing and holding down the +/-/Av button on the back of the camera. You
can also use the sub-dial to scroll left and right in the Capture, Playback, and Review mode menus, and
through images in the Review and Playback modes. See also “+/-/Av button” on page 125.
The main object, person, or scene that you want to capture with your camera.
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telephoto
A lens that has a longer focal length and narrower field of view (includes less subject area) than a normal
lens. A telephoto lens makes a subject appear larger and/or closer than does a normal lens at the same
camera-to-subject distance. See also “wide angle” on page 135.
thumbnail
A miniature of the original image that is large enough to allow you to identify the image, but is small
enough to allow you to see multiple images in a single software window. Thumbnails are used to display
on-screen images of the contents of a digital camera’s memory card.
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format. A bitmapped file format for images. TIFF does not compress the image. TIFF
files are supported by many programs and can also be used on many types of computers. See also “file
type” on page 127 and “JPEG” on page 129.
Timelapse image type
timer
timer delay
The image type setting on the camera that captures a slow process with a series of images. You change the
image type by pressing the image type button next to the status LCD. See also “image type” on page 128.
A device that lets you take a self portrait or be in a group picture. When you press the shutter release
button or remote trigger, the image capture is delayed by a length of time specified by the timer delay.
See also “timer delay.”
The amount of time the camera waits to take the picture when using the timer.
timer LED
The Light Emitting Diode on the front of the camera that flashes to indicate the countdown of the timer
delay when you have set the timer and then pressed the shutter release button or remote trigger.
timer mode
This mode is set by pressing a status LCD button on top of the camera and determines how the shutter
release button will be triggered.
timer mode button
The status LCD button on the top of the camera that you press to set the timer mode.
timer mode icon(s)
An icon or set of icons that appears in the status LCD and shows the current timer mode.
Tv
TV (video) connection
The connector into which you plug the video cable to connect the camera to a television (TV). See also
“NTSC connection” on page 130 and “PAL connection” on page 131.
unload
The process of copying images from the memory card directly to the computer.
unmark
The process of deselecting images in the camera that have previously been marked.
unprotect
USB
USB Mass Storage Device Class
video cable
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See “Shutter Priority (Tv) exposure mode” on page 132.
The process of removing the protection on images in the camera so that they can be deleted.
Universal Serial Bus. An interface for connecting peripherals, such as digital cameras, to a computer.
A Microsoft Windows device class that lets the operating system display the files in a camera as though
they are stored on a separate, additional computer device similar to a disk drive.
The wire that can be used to connect the camera to a television.
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video input connector
The connector on a television into which you plug the video cable.
viewfinder
The window on the back of the camera through which you look to frame the subject that will be recorded
when you capture an image.
viewfinder display
An LCD within the camera viewfinder that provides information about particular settings that you have
made to take a picture, such as whether the strobe is on, and about the camera status, such as the number
of remaining pictures. See also “LCD” on page 129 and “viewfinder” on page 135.
wake up
White Balance
A setting in the Photo Assist menu that is used to correct the color applied to a captured image under
different lighting conditions in order to make the white areas in the image appear white without any color
cast.
wide angle
A lens that has a shorter focal length and a wider field of view (including more subject area) than a normal
lens. A wide angle lens makes a subject appear smaller than does a normal lens at the same camera-tosubject distance. See also “telephoto” on page 134.
zoom
zoom ring
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The process of bringing the camera out of sleep mode.
To enlarge the subject by changing the field of view and magnification of the lens by using the zoom ring.
Once the camera lens is at maximum optical zoom, you can switch into digital zoom mode, if the image
LCD is on. See also “optical zoom” on page 130 and “digital zoom” on page 126.
The ring around the barrel of the camera lens. Continuously rotating the zoom ring clockwise and
counterclockwise around the lens barrel moves the lens between telephoto and wide angle focal lengths.
The zoom ring also controls the digital zoom. See also “digital zoom” on page 126, “focal length” on
page 128, “telephoto” on page 134, and “wide angle” on page 135.
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Index
Numerics
4-way controller, using 22
A
AC power adapter
purchasing from HP 116
safety information 123
using 117
Accessories for powering the camera 116
Action exposure mode 11
Add to Order submenu 91
AE Metering submenu 66
Aperture Priority exposure mode 12
Auto exposure lock (AE-L)
using button 16
viewfinder LCD indicator 30
Auto exposure mode 9
Auto Focus (AF) mode 20
Auto focus area, setting 14
Auto Focus Range submenu 64
Auto/Manual Focus, setting 20
B
Batteries
purchasing from HP 116
safety information 123
using rechargeable 117
Battery life 115
Buttons
4-way controller 22
auto exposure lock (AE-L) 16
auto focus area 14
flash mode 15
image type 13
status LCD 13
timer mode 14
C
Camera
AC power adapter 116
accessories 116
battery life 115
connecting television to 58
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connecting to computer 46
firmware updates 7
HP Year 2000 warranty 122
Li Ion battery and recharger 116
limited product warranty 120
NiMH batteries and recharger 116
Preferences menu 103
Reset Settings menu option 81, 111
specifications 112
Status screen, viewing 21
transferring images to computer 46
using Focus Lock 25
Camera Name submenu 80, 110
Camera-Camera menu option 93
Camera-Printer menu option 94
Capture mode
setting the camera to 8
Capture mode menus
accessing 60
Capture Settings 60
Image Stamp 70
Preferences 74, 103
using 22
Capture Settings menu 60
Categories submenu 89
Categorizing images 43
Close-up exposure mode 10
Collapsing Timelapse or grouped images 39
Computer, connecting camera to 46
Connecting
camera to computer 46
camera to television 58
Continuous images, shooting 27
Customer Support Centers, HP 102
D
Date and time, setting 78, 108
Date/Time Stamp submenu 70
Delete menu option 87
Deleting images 40
Dial, exposure mode 9
Index
Dialogs
Format for Set Date & Time 78, 109
Logo Files 73
Digital Print Order Form (DPOF) 90
Digital zoom
indicator on image LCD 19
using 29
Diopter control, using 29
Display submenu 75, 104
Disposing of batteries 123
Dissolving image groups 41
DPOF (Digital Print Order Form) 90
Flash status indicator, viewfinder LCD 31
F-number indicator, viewfinder LCD 31
Focus Lock submenu 67
Focus Lock, using 25
Format Card menu option 76, 107
Format dialog, Set Date & Time submenu 78, 109
E
H
Edit menu 87
Erase Order menu option 92
EV Bracket submenu 69
Expanding Timelapse or grouped images 39
Exposure bar graph, understanding 16
Exposure mode dial, using 9
Exposure mode, setting 9
Exposure modes
Action 11
Aperture Priority 12
Auto 9
Landscape 10
Manual 12
Night 11
Portrait 10
Program 11
Shutter Priority 11
Exposure modesClose-up 10
F
File Settings submenu 61
Find By Category submenu 96
Find By Date submenu 96
Find menu 95
Firmware updates 7
Flash
external 18
pop-up 18
Flash mode, setting 15
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G
Group Name submenu 88
Grouped images
expanding or collapsing 39
viewing 36
Grouping images 41, 88
HP Customer Care 102
HP JetSend 54
HP Shopping Village website 116
HP Year 2000 warranty 122
I
Icons
Action 11
Aperture Priority 12
Auto 9
Close-up 10
Landscape 10
Manual 12
Night 11
Portrait 10
Program mode 11
Shutter Priority 11
Image Counter submenu 79, 109
Image LCD
Macro indicator 19
text message area 19
Image LCD, using 19
Image Stamp menu 70
Image types
Continuous images 27
One Shot images 26
setting 13
Timelapse images 28
viewing Timelapse in Playback mode 36
Index
Images
categorizing 43
collapsing Timelapse or grouped 39
Continuous 27
creating slideshows 37
deleting 40
dissolving groups 41
expanding Timelapse or grouped 39
grouping 41, 88
JetSending to printer 54
marking 39
One Shot 26
protecting 42
searching for 44
selecting in Review mode 38
sharing 46
Timelapse 28
transferring to computer 46
unmarking 39
unprotecting 42
viewing full screen 36
viewing on television 59
viewing Timelapse and grouped 36
Indicators
Macro 19
status LCD 12
In-focus indicator, viewfinder LCD 30
Instant Review, using 33
ISO Speed submenu 68
J
Jetsending images to printer 54
L
Landscape exposure mode 10
Language submenu 81, 111
LCDs
image LCD 19
status LCD 12
LEDs
memory card access LED 32
timer LED 32
understanding 32
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Li Ion battery and recharger
purchasing from HP 116
using 117
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 32
Limited product warranty 120
Logo Files dialog 73
Logo Stamp submenu 73
M
Macro indicator 19
Manual exposure mode 12
Manual Focus mode (MF) 20
Manual/Auto Focus, setting 20
Marking images 39
Memory card access LED 32
Memory card, Format Card menu option 76, 107
Menus
Capture mode 22, 60
Capture Settings 60
Edit 87
Find 95
Image Stamp 70
Photo Assist 63
Play Settings 82
Playback mode 82
Preferences 74, 103
Print Order Form 90
Review mode 87
Transmit 93
Mercury disclosure statement 123
Modes
Auto Focus (AF) 20
Capture 8, 22, 60
Exposure 9
flash 15
Manual Focus (MF) 20
Playback 35, 82
Review 35, 38, 87
timer 14
Index
N
Night exposure mode 11
NiMH batteries and recharger
purchasing from HP 116
using 118
O
One Shot images, shooting 26
Output format, video 58
Over-/under-exposure indicator 30
Overlay bars, using 19, 20
Overlay soft key, using 19, 20
Overlay submenu 86
Overview
menu and soft key reference 60
preparing to take pictures 8
product 5
reviewing images 35
sharing images 46
taking pictures 23
Overview troubleshooting 97
P
PC Connect Mode submenu 46, 77, 107
Photo Assist menu 63
Pictures
advanced picture taking 24
point-and-shoot picture taking 23
taking 23
Pictures remaining indicator, viewfinder LCD 31
Play Settings menu 82
Playback mode
accessing 35
creating a slideshow 37
viewing full screen images 36
viewing Timelapse and grouped images 36
zooming in on images 36
Playback mode menu
accessing 82
Play Settings 82
Playback Rate submenu 84
Point-and-shoot pictures 23
Portrait exposure mode 10
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Preferences menu 74, 103
Print Order Form menu 90
Printer, JetSending images to 54
Problems, troubleshooting 97
Product overview 5
Product warranty, limited 120
Program exposure mode 11
Protect menu option 88
Protecting images 42
R
Rechargers, battery
purchasing from HP 116
using 117
Recording sound 34
Recycling batteries 123
Regulatory notices (USA & Canada) 124
Removing grouping on images 41
Reset Settings menu option 81, 111
Review mode
accessing 35, 38
categorizing images 43
collapsing Timelapse or grouped images 39
deleting images 40
dissolving image groups 41
expanding Timelapse or grouped images 39
grouping images 41
marking images 39
protecting images 42
searching for images 44
selecting images 38
unmarking images 39
unprotecting images 42
Review mode menus
accessing 87
Edit 87
Find 95
Print Order Form 90
Transmit 93
Reviewing images 35
Index
S
Safety
mercury disclosure statement 123
Safety information 123
Searching for images 44
Selecting images in Review mode 38
Set Date & Time submenu 78, 108
Setting the format for date and time 78, 109
Sharing images 46
Shutter Priority exposure mode 11
Shutter speed indicator, viewfinder LCD 31
Slideshow submenu 83
Slideshows, creating 37
Soft keys
Add to Order submenu 91
AE Metering submenu 66
AF Range submenu 64
Auto/Manual Focus 20
Camera Name submenu 80
Camera-Camera option 93
Camera-Printer option 94
Capture Settings menu 60
Categories submenu 89
Date/Time Stamp submenu 71
Delete option 87
Display submenu 75
Erase Order option 92
EV Bracket submenu 69
File Settings submenu 62
Find By Category submenu 96
Find By Date submenu 96
Find menu 95
Focus Lock submenu 67
Format Card option 76
Format List dialog 78
Group Name submenu 88
Image Counter submenu 79
Image Stamp menu 70
ISO Speed submenu 68
labels 19
Language submenu 81
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Logo Files dialog 73
Logo Stamp submenu 73
Overlay 19, 20
Overlay submenu 86
PC Connect mode submenu 77
Photo Assist Menu 63
Play Settings menu 82
Playback Rate submenu 84
Preferences menu 74
Print Order Form menu 90
Protect option 89
Reset Settings option 81
Set Date & Time submenu 78
Slideshow submenu 83
Sound submenu 76
Status 21
Text Stamp submenu 72
Timelapse Settings submenu 62
using 19
Video Preferences submenu 85
View Order option 92
White Balance submenu 65
Sound submenu 76, 106
Sound, recording 34
Specifications, camera 112
Status LCD
auto focus area 14
exposure bar graph 16
flash mode 15
image type 13
timer mode 14
using 12
using the buttons 13
Status screen, viewing 21
Status soft key, using 21
Sub-dial, using 17
Submenus
Add to Order 91
AE Metering 66
Auto Focus Range 64
Camera Name 80, 110
Index
Categories 89
Date/Time Stamp 70
Display 75, 104
EV Bracket 69
File Settings 61
Find By Category 96
Find By Date 96
Focus Lock 67
Group Name 88
Image Counter 79, 109
ISO Speed 68
Language 81, 111
Logo Stamp 73
Overlay 86
PC Connect Mode 46, 77, 107
Playback Rate 84
Set Date & Time 78, 108
Slideshow 83
Sound 76, 106
Text Stamp 72
Timelapse Settings 62
Video Preferences 85
White Balance 65
Support, HP customer 102
T
Taking pictures 23
Technical support, HP 102
Television, connecting to camera 58
Text message area, understanding 19
Text Stamp submenu 72
Time and date, setting 78, 108
Timelapse images
expanding or collapsing 39
shooting 28
viewing 36
Timelapse Settings submenu 62
Timer LED 32
Timer mode, setting 14
Transferring images to a computer 46
Transmit menu 93
Troubleshooting common problems 97
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U
Under-/over-exposure indicator 30
Unmarking images 39
Unprotecting images 42
Updates to firmware 7
User’s Guide
how to use it 7
related information 7
what’s in it 6
V
Video output format, selecting 58
Video Preferences submenu 85
View Order menu option 92
Viewfinder LCD
auto exposure lock indicator 30
flash status indicator 31
F-number indicator 31
indicators 30
in-focus indicator 30
over-/under-exposure indicator 30
pictures remaining indicator 31
shutter speed indicator 31
understanding 30
Viewing images on television 59
W
Warranty
HP Year 2000 122
limited camera 120
Websites
HP Customer Care 102
HP Shopping Village 116
White Balance submenu 65
Z
Zoom ring, using 29
Index