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Contents
1 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setup
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Install the Camera Dock Insert (Optional) .
Attach the Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charge the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose the Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set the Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install and Format a Memory Card (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 Install the Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User’s Manual on the CD . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back of the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front, Side, and Bottom of the Camera . . . . .
Top of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the On-Camera Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Taking Still Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Audio with Still Pictures.
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Using Live View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Focusing the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obtaining Optimum Focus and Exposure . . . .
Using Focus Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Focus Range Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Manual Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Shooting Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Noise Reduction for Long Exposures. . . . . . . .
Using Panorama Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taking a Panoramic Sequence of Pictures .
Using My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and Saving Preferred Settings in My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the My Mode Saved Settings Sub-Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Self-Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Burst Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Capture Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for the Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EV Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adaptive Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AE Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AE Bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Total Images Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Viewing Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Using the Playback Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Remove Red Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Image Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Image Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Preview Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Record Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
4 Using HP Instant Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using the HP Instant Share Menu . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Online Destinations in the Camera .
Sending Individual Images to Destinations . . . .
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5 Transferring and Printing Images . . . . . . . . . 115
Transferring Images to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . 115
Printing Images Directly from the Camera . . . . . 117
Printing Panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
6 Using the Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . .
Live View at Power On . .
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . .
USB Configuration . . . . .
TV Configuration. . . . . . .
Language. . . . . . . . . . . .
Move Images to Card . . .
Reset Settings . . . . . . . . .
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Resetting the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer System Requirements . . . . . . . . . .
HP Image Zone Express (Windows Only) . . .
Using Your Camera without Installing the HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images to a Computer without HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Memory Card Reader . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Messages on the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Messages on the Computer . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP Accessibility Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP Photosmart Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Support Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone Support in the United States and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone Support in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Managing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Top Points About Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extending Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Precautions for Using Batteries .
Performance per Battery Type. . . . . . . . . .
Number of Shots per Battery Type . . . . . .
Power Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recharging the Lithium Ion Battery . . . . . .
Safety Precautions for Recharging Lithium Ion Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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B Purchasing Camera Accessories . . . . . . . . . 193
C Caring for Your Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Basic Camera Care . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Camera . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Camera Lens . . . . .
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D Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Memory Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
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1 Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of the HP Photosmart
R717 digital camera and welcome to the world of digital
photography!
This manual explains camera features you can use to ensure
great results while enjoying the photographic experience.
Some of these features are:
• HP adaptive lighting technology—Automatically bring out
details lost in shadows. See page 64.
• In-camera red-eye removal—Identify and remove red
eyes. See page 98.
• 12 shooting modes (including Panorama)—Choose a
preset shooting mode for best exposure for common
picture scenes, or define your own shooting mode with
your most frequently-used settings. Use Panorama to
capture up to five consecutive pictures and preview them
as a full panorama on your camera. Then merge them
into one wide image on the computer. See page 49.
• HP Image Advice—Provides tips to help you take better
photos. See page 99.
• HP Instant Share—Easily select still images in your
camera to be automatically sent to a variety of
destinations such as e-mail addresses, web pages, or a
printer the next time your camera is connected to a
computer. Your recipients can then view the images
without the burden of large file attachments. See
page 105.
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• Direct print—Print directly from your camera to any
PictBridge-certified printer without having to connect to
your computer. See page 117.
• On-camera Help—Use on-screen instructions for help on
using cameras features when you don’t have the manual
with you. See page 30.
To further enhance your experience, you
can purchase an HP Photosmart R-series dock. The camera dock allows
you to easily transfer images to a
computer, send images to a printer, view
images on a television, and recharge a spare Lithium Ion
battery in the dock base. The dock also provides a
convenient home for your camera.
Setup
To locate a part on your camera (such as a button or a light)
while following the instructions in this section, see Camera
Parts on page 22.
1. Install the Camera Dock Insert
(Optional)
If you buy the HP Photosmart R-series dock, you will notice one or
more clear dock inserts included in the
box with the dock. When setting up the
dock for use with this camera, make sure you use the dock
insert that has the GREEN sticker on it. Follow the instructions
in the dock User’s Manual to connect the dock insert to the
camera dock.
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2. Attach the Wrist Strap
Attach the wrist strap to the
wrist strap mount on the
side of the camera as
shown.
3. Install the Battery
Your camera can use either a rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery (L1812A/L1812B) or a disposable
Duracell® CP1 battery.
1. Open the Battery/
Memory Card door on
the bottom of the camera
by sliding the door to the
back of the camera.
2. Insert the battery in the
larger slot as shown, and
push it in until the latch
catches.
3. Close the Battery/Memory card door by pushing the
door down and then sliding the door toward the front of
the camera until the door latches.
To remove the battery from the camera, first turn the camera
off. Then open the Battery/Memory card door, release the
battery latch, tilt the camera, and the battery will slide out of
its slot.
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For the performance of Lithium Ion and disposable Duracell®
CP1 batteries when used with this camera, see Performance
per Battery Type on page 186. For the number of shots you
can expect to get for each battery based on usage, see
Number of Shots per Battery Type on page 187. For hints on
optimizing battery performance, see Appendix A, Managing
Batteries, starting on page183.
NOTE: If a rechargeable battery was shipped with your
camera, it will be partially charged, but you should fully
charge it before using it the first time. You can charge the
battery while it is in the camera. See Charge the Battery
on page 15.
TIP: You can also use an optional HP AC power adapter to
power the camera. If you use a rechargeable Lithium Ion
battery, you can recharge the battery in the camera or in
the optional R-series dock battery bay, or recharge the
battery separately in the optional HP Photosmart quick
recharger. For more information, see Appendix B,
Purchasing Camera Accessories, starting on page193.
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4. Charge the Battery
You can charge a battery in the camera (explained here) or
in the extra battery bay of the camera dock or in the
HP Photosmart quick recharger (see Purchasing Camera
Accessories on page 193).
If your camera battery is a disposable Duracell® CP1
battery, skip this procedure. If the battery is a rechargeable
Lithium Ion battery:
1. Plug the power cord into the HP AC power adapter. If
more than one power cord is in the box, use the cord that
is appropriate for power outlets in your country. Plug the
other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
2. Open the small rubber
door on the side of the
camera.
3. Attach the thin cord from
the HP AC power adapter
to the power adapter
connector
on the side
of the camera as shown.
The Power/Memory light on the back of the camera will
start blinking to show that the battery is charging.
The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery will usually charge fully
in 4-6 hours in the camera. When the Power/Memory light
stops blinking, the battery is fully charged, and you can then
unplug the HP AC power adapter from the camera. You can
continue to use the camera while the battery is being
charged by the HP AC power adapter.
NOTE: The camera may get warm while it is charging the
battery, as well as after prolonged use under battery
power. This is normal.
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5. Turn on the Camera
Turn the camera on by sliding the
and then releasing it.
switch to the right
The lens extends and the Power/Memory light to the left of
the
switch turns on solid green. The HP logo also
displays on the Image Display as the camera powers up.
6. Choose the Language
The first time you turn the camera on, you are prompted to
choose a language.
1. Scroll to the language that you
want by using the
buttons on the Controller
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2. Press the
button to select the
highlighted language.
TIP: If you need to change the language later, you can do
this with the Language setting in the Setup menu (see
Language on page 131).
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7.
Set the Region
After choosing a language, you are prompted to choose the
continent where you live. The Language and Region settings
determine the defaults for the date format and the format of
the video signal for displaying camera images on a
television (see TV Configuration on page 130).
1. Scroll to the region that you want
by using the
buttons.
2. Press the
button to select the
highlighted region.
8. Set the Date and Time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at
which you take each picture. This information is recorded in
the image properties, which you can see in Playback Mode
when the Playback Menu (see page 93) or HP Instant Share
Menu (see page 106) is displayed, when viewing Image
Info (see page 99) and when viewing the image on your
computer. You can also choose to have the date and time
imprinted on the image (see Date & Time Imprint on
page 85).
1. The first item highlighted is the
date and time format. If you want
to change the format, use the
buttons. If the date and time format
is correct, press the button to
move to the Date.
2. Adjust the value of the highlighted selection by using the
buttons.
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3. Press the
buttons to move to the other selections.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the date and time are set
correctly.
5. Press the
button when you have entered the proper
values for the date and time. A confirmation screen
appears, asking if the correct date and time have been
set. If the date and time are correct, press the
button
to select Yes.
If the date and time are incorrect, press the
button to
highlight No, and then press the
button. The Date &
Time screen appears again. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to
set the correct date and time.
TIP: If you need to change the date and time settings later,
you can do this with the Date & Time setting in the Setup
menu (see Date & Time on page 128).
9. Install and Format a Memory Card
(Optional)
Your camera contains internal memory that allows you to
store images and video clips. However, you can use a
memory card (purchased separately) instead to store images
and video clips. For more information about supported
memory cards, see Storage on page 203.
NOTE: When you install a memory card in the camera, all
new images and video clips will be stored on the card. To
use internal memory and view images stored there,
remove the memory card. You can also transfer the
images from the internal memory to the memory card (see
Move Images to Card on page 132).
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1. Turn off the camera and
open the Battery/Memory
card door on the bottom of
the camera.
2. Insert the memory card in
the small slot above the
battery, with the notched
side of the card going in
first, as shown. Make sure the memory card snaps into
place.
3. Close the Battery/Memory card door and turn on the
camera.
4. Press the
button, then use the button to move to the
Playback Menu
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5. Press the
button to highlight Delete, and then press the
button to display the Delete sub-menu.
6. Use the
button to highlight Format Card, and then
press the
button to display the Format Card
confirmation screen.
7. Press the
button to highlight Yes, and then press the
button to format the card.
Formatting Card... appears in the Image Display while
the camera is formatting the memory card. When the
camera has completed the formatting, the Total Images
Summary screen is displayed (see Total Images Summary
Screen on page 90).
To remove the memory card from the camera, first turn the
camera off. Then open the Battery/Memory card door, press
down on the top edge of the memory card, and it will spring
outward from the slot.
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10. Install the Software
The HP Image Zone software allows you to transfer images
and configure the HP Instant Share Menu on the camera.
NOTE: If you do not install the HP Image Zone software, you
can still use the camera, but certain features will be
affected. For details, see Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone Software on page 139.
NOTE: If you have trouble installing or using the HP Image
Zone software, see the HP Customer Support website:
www.hp.com/support for more information.
Windows®
To install the HP Image Zone software successfully, your
computer must have a minimum of 64MB of RAM, Windows
2000, XP, 98, 98 SE, or Me, and Internet Explorer 5.5
Service Pack 2 or higher. Internet Explorer 6 is
recommended. If your computer meets the requirements
above, the installation process installs either the full version
of HP Image Zone or HP Image Zone Express. For details,
see HP Image Zone Software on page 137.
1. Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive
of your computer and follow the on-screen instructions. If
the installation screen does not appear, click Start, click
Run, type D:\Setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD
drive, then click OK.
3. When the HP Image Zone software has finished
installing, re-enable the virus protection software you
disabled in Step 1.
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Macintosh
1. Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive
of your computer.
3. Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
4. Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
5. When the HP Image Zone software has finished
installing, re-enable the virus protection software you
disabled in Step 1.
User’s Manual on the CD
A copy of this camera User’s Manual in different languages
is located on the HP Image Zone software CD. To view your
camera User’s Manual:
1. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive
of your computer.
2. On Windows: Click View User’s Manual on the Main
page of the CD installation screen to view the User’s
Manual.On Macintosh: Look in the readme file in the docs
folder of the HP Image Zone software CD to locate the
User’s Manual in your language.
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Camera Parts
Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names in the
following tables for more information about those parts.
Back of the Camera
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Name
Description
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Power/Memory
light
• Solid—Camera is on.
• Blinking rapidly—Camera is writing to
memory or memory card.
• Blinking slowly—Camera is charging
the batteries using the optional HP AC
power adapter.
• Off—Camera is off.
2
switch
Turns the camera power on and off.
(page 16)
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Name
Description
3
Zoom lever
(page 44)
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Zoom Out—While taking still
pictures, zooms out the lens to the wide
angle position.
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Thumbnails—While in Playback,
allows you to view still images and the
first frames of video clips arranged in a
matrix of nine thumbnail images per
screen.
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Zoom In—While taking still
pictures, zooms in the lens to the
telephoto position.
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Magnify—While in Playback,
allows you to magnify a still image.
4
Wrist strap mount
(page 13)
Allows you to attach a wrist strap to the
camera.
5
Controller
and
with
Allows you to scroll through menus and
images on the Image Display.
buttons
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button
(pages 61, 93)
7
Allows you to select between the Normal,
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Self-Timer, Self-Timer - 2 Shots, and Burst
Self-Timer/Burst
button (pages 58, settings.
60)
8
Flash button
(page 47)
Allows you to select between the different
flash settings.
9
/MF Focus
button (page 39)
Allows you to select between the different
focus settings.
10
Playback
button (page 93)
Turns Playback on and off on the Image
Display.
Allows you to display camera menus,
select menu options, and confirm certain
actions on the Image Display.
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Name
Description
11
Live View
button (page 37)
Turns Live View on and off on the Image
Display.
12 Image Display
(page 37)
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all the
menus.
13 Viewfinder
(pages 33, 36)
Allows you to frame the subject of your still
images or video clips.
14 Viewfinder lights
•
Solid red—Video is recording.
• AF solid green—When you press the
Shutter button halfway down, this light
turns on solid when the camera is
ready to take a picture (auto exposure
and auto focus are locked, and the
flash is ready).
• AF blinking green—When you press
the Shutter button, either a focus
warning occurred, the flash is still
charging, or the camera is processing
a picture.
• Both
and AF blinking—An error
has occurred that prevents the camera
from taking the picture (for example,
the memory card is full).
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Front, Side, and Bottom of the Camera
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
8
7
#
Name
Description
1
Flash (page 47)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking.
2
Microphone
(page 34)
Records audio clips that are attached to
still images and the audio portion of
video clips.
3
Viewfinder
(pages 33, 36)
Allows you to frame the subject of your
still images or video clips.
4
Self-Timer/Focus
Assist light
(page 58)
Blinks during the count-down before
taking a picture when the camera is set to
Self-Timer or Self-Timer - 2 shots, or in
low light situations when Focus Assist is
activated. Also turns on briefly when a
picture is taken.
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#
Name
Description
5
Power
adapter
connector
Allows you to connect an optional HP AC
power adapter to the camera to either
operate the camera without a battery, or
recharge a Lithium Ion rechargeable
battery in the camera.
6
USB
connector
(pages 115,
117)
Allows you to connect a USB cable from
the camera to a USB-enabled computer or
any PictBridge-certified printer.
7
Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera on a
tripod.
8
Camera dock
connector
(page 193)
Allows you to connect the camera to the
optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
9
Battery/Memory
card door
(pages 13, 18)
Allows access to insert and remove the
battery and an optional memory card.
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Top of the Camera
1
2
3
4
#
Name
Description
1
Mode button
(page 49)
Allows you to select between different
shooting modes for taking still pictures.
2
Speaker
Plays camera sounds and audio clips.
3
Shutter button • Focuses and takes a picture.
(page 33)
• Records audio clips.
4
Video
button
(page 36)
Starts and stops recording a video clip.
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Camera States
Your camera has two main states that allow you to complete
certain tasks. Each of these states has an associated menu
that you can use to adjust camera settings or perform tasks in
that state. See the following section, Camera Menus.
Capture—Allows you to take still pictures and record
video clips. For information about using Capture
, see
Chapter 2, Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips,
starting on page 33.
Playback—Allows you to review the still images and
video clips that you capture. For information about using
Playback
, see Chapter 3, Reviewing Images and Video
Clips, starting on page 87.
TIP: If you are in Playback or a menu and want to take a
picture, quickly press the Shutter button halfway down
and release it. The camera switches to Live View.
Camera Menus
Your camera has five menus that, when accessed, appear in
the Image Display on the back of the camera.
To access the menus, press the
button, then use the
buttons to move to the menu you want. To select a menu
option, use the
buttons to highlight it, then press the
button to display the menu option’s sub-menu and
modify the settings.
TIP: In the Capture and Setup Menus, you can modify
settings by highlighting the menu option and using the
buttons to change the setting.
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To exit a menu, you can do one of the following:
buttons to scroll to the menu tabs at the top
of the screen. You can then select another menu by using
the
buttons or you can press the
button to exit the
menus and return to Live View or Playback.
• Use the
buttons to scroll to the
EXIT option and
press the
button.
• Press the Live View
or Playback
button.
• Use the
The Capture Menu
lets you
specify settings for taking a picture
such as image quality, special
lighting and exposure, ISO speed,
color settings, and imprinting the
date and time on the images. For
information about using this menu,
see Using the Capture Menu on page 61.
The Playback Menu
provides
functions for the pictures you have
taken. Through the Playback Menu,
you can obtain information about
improving an image, remove red
eye from images taken with a flash,
rotate images, add audio, preview
panoramic sequences, and delete images from the internal
memory or optional memory card. For information about
using this menu, see Using the Playback Menu on page 93.
The HP Instant Share Menu
lets
you select images to be sent to
printers, e-mail addresses, and
other online services. For
information about using this menu,
see Using the HP Instant Share
Menu on page 106.
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TIP: To use the HP Instant Share Menu
to send images
to destinations other than printers (such as to e-mail
addresses or online services), you must first set up the
menu. See Setting Up Online Destinations in the Camera
on page 108.
The Setup Menu
provides
selections for modifying
configuration settings such as
display brightness, date and time,
language, and TV setting, among
others. It also allows you to move
images from the internal memory to
an optional memory card. For information about using the
Setup Menu , see Chapter 6, Using the Setup Menu,
starting on page 121.
The Help Menu
provides helpful
information and tips on topics such
as battery life, camera buttons,
recording audio, reviewing images
you have taken, and other useful
topics. Use this menu when you do
not have your User’s Manual with
you.
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Camera Status Screen
A status screen appears for a few
seconds in the Image Display any
time you press the Mode, Flash ,
Focus
MF, or Self-Timer/
Burst
buttons when Live
View is off.
The top of the screen shows the
name of the current setting selected. Beneath that, icons for
the current shooting mode and focus, flash, and timer/burst
settings display, with the icon for the button that was just
pressed highlighted. The bottom of the screen shows whether
a memory card is installed (indicated by the
icon), the
amount of power available (such as the battery full indicator;
see Power Indicators on page 188), the number of pictures
remaining, and the Image Quality setting (indicated in the
example by the 6MP
).
Viewing the On-Camera Demo
This camera has a slideshow of its major features. You can
display the slideshow at any time by turning the camera on
and holding down the Playback
button for
approximately three seconds. The Image Display will go
black for a moment before the slideshow starts. To exit the
slideshow at any time, press the
button.
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2 Taking Pictures and
Recording Video Clips
Taking Still Pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display.
To take a still picture:
1. Frame the subject for your picture
in the viewfinder.
2. Hold the camera steady and
press the Shutter button on the
top of the camera halfway down.
The camera measures and locks
the focus and exposure. The AF
viewfinder light turns on solid green when focus is locked
(see Focusing the Camera on page 39 for details).
3. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture. You will hear a shutter click when the camera
takes the picture (see Camera Sounds on page 123).
TIP: Hold the camera with both hands when pressing the
Shutter button to reduce camera shake and prevent blurry
pictures.
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After a picture is taken, the image appears for several
seconds on the Image Display. This is called Instant Review.
You can delete the image during Instant Review by pressing
the button, then selecting This Image in the Delete submenu.
TIP: You can change the length of time images are displayed
in Instant Review using the Setup Menu. See Instant
Review on page 125.
You can use Playback to review the pictures you have taken.
See Using Playback on page 87.
Recording Audio with Still Pictures
There are two ways to attach an audio clip to a still picture:
• Record the audio while you are taking the picture, as
explained in this section. You cannot use this method in
Panorama mode, nor with the Self-Timer, Self-Timer - 2
Shots, Burst, or AE Bracketing settings.
• Add an audio clip to the picture after it is taken. For
details on how to do this, see Record Audio on
page 103.
To record audio while taking a picture:
1. After you have pressed the Shutter button to take a
picture, continue holding it down to record the audio clip.
A microphone icon
and audio counter appear on the
Image Display during recording.
2. To stop recording audio, release the Shutter button;
otherwise, the audio will continue recording up to 60
seconds or until the camera runs out of memory.
To delete or record a new audio clip, use the Record Audio
option in the Playback menu. See Record Audio on
page 103.
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Orientation Sensor
An electro-mechanical device in the camera determines
whether the camera is being held horizontally or vertically
when a still picture is taken. The camera uses the reading
from this sensor to automatically rotate the image to its
proper orientation when saving the file.
TIP: You can also manually rotate still images using the
Rotate option in the Playback Menu. See Rotate on
page 102.
NOTE: The orientation sensor is not used when recording
video clips, nor in the Panorama or Document shooting
modes.
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Recording Video Clips
A video clip includes audio.
1. Frame the subject for your video in the viewfinder.
2. To start recording video, press
and release the Video
button
on the top of the camera. A video
icon, REC, a video counter,
and a message instructing how to
end the video appear on the
Image Display. Also, the
Video
viewfinder light turns on solid red.
3. To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.
After recording has stopped, the last frame of the video clip
appears for several seconds on the Image Display. This is
called Instant Review. You can delete the video clip during
Instant Review by pressing the button, then selecting This
Image from the Delete sub-menu.
You can use Playback to review the video clips you have
recorded. See Using Playback on page 87.
NOTE: If you have set the camera to Self-Timer or Self-Timer - 2 Shots (see page 58), the camera will start
recording 10 seconds after you press the Video button.
With the Self-Timer - 2 Shots setting, the camera only
records one video clip.
NOTE: Zoom does not apply when recording video clips.
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Using Live View
The Image Display allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View. To activate Live View from the menus or
when the Image Display is off, press the Live View
button. To turn off Live View, press the Live View
button
again.
TIP: Using Live View increases the rate of battery drain. To
conserve battery power, use the viewfinder instead.
TIP: If you prefer not to use Live View, you can set the
camera to start up with Live View turned off (see Live View
at Power On on page 127).
NOTE: In low light, the scene in the Image Display may
appear as gray or subdued colors. This is done to show
more detail.
The following table describes the information that is
displayed in Live View when the camera settings are at their
default values and an optional memory card is installed in
the camera. If you change other camera settings, icons for
those settings will also be displayed in the Live View screen.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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# Icon
Description
1
Displays for the first few seconds to indicate the
camera is in Live View
2
Indicates that a memory card is installed in the
camera
3
or
4
12
5
6MP
• Battery level when using battery power (actual
icon shown depends on the state of your camera
battery; see Power Indicators on page 188)
• AC power when using the HP AC power adapter
or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock
Remaining pictures count (actual number depends on
the current Image Quality setting and how much
space remains in memory)
Image resolution setting (default is 6MP)
)
6
Compression setting (default is
7
Focus brackets (see Focusing the Camera on
page 39)
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Focusing the Camera
The focus brackets in the Live View screen show the focus
region for the still picture you are taking (see Using Live View
on page 37). When you press the Shutter button halfway
down to take a still picture, the camera automatically
measures and locks the focus and exposure in the focus
region. The focus brackets in the Live View screen turn green
when the camera has found and locked the focus and
exposure. This is called auto focus.
NOTE: The green brackets surround the area(s) in focus to
help you ensure that the camera is focused on the correct
subject. If the camera keeps focusing on the wrong
subject, try using Spot focus (see Auto Focus Area on
page 74).
Obtaining Optimum Focus and
Exposure
When you have the camera set to a focus range other than
Macro
(see Using the Focus Range Settings on page 42),
the camera will attempt to auto focus. However, when the
camera cannot focus using one of these focus range settings,
the focus brackets in Live View turn red. This indicates that
the picture may be out of focus either because the camera
had difficulty focusing on the subject or because the focus
range is too close. The camera will still take the picture, but
you should release the Shutter button, then try re-framing the
subject of your picture and pressing the Shutter button
halfway down. If the focus brackets are still red, release the
Shutter button and try one of the following:
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• If the camera had difficulty focusing on the subject
because of low contrast, try using focus lock (see Using
Focus Lock on page 41).
• If the subject is too close (less than 50 cm or 20 in), either
move farther away from the subject you are trying to
photograph, or set the camera to the Macro
focus
range (see Using the Focus Range Settings on page 42).
If the camera is set to the Macro
focus range and the
camera cannot focus, the Live View screen displays an error
message and the focus brackets turn red. In these cases, the
camera will not take the picture.
If the subject for the picture is not within the Macro range (20
to 50 cm or 8 to 20 in), either move the camera within the
macro range or set the camera to a focus range other than
Macro
(see Using the Focus Range Settings on page 42).
When you press the Shutter button, the camera also
measures the light level to set the proper exposure. If the
camera determines there is not enough light and the camera
will require a very long exposure, the icon of a shaking hand
appears in the Live View screen, indicating that the
picture might be blurry. If the
icon appears, try one of the
following:
• Try setting the flash to Auto or Flash on (see Setting the
Flash on page 47) to increase the lighting.
• Try turning on more light, if that is possible.
• If none of these solutions are possible, you can still take
the picture, but you should set the camera on a tripod or
stable surface; otherwise, the picture will likely be blurry.
he camera shows the F-number and shutter speed it will
be using when you press the Shutter button halfway
down. The F-number and shutter speed will turn red if they
are out of range for the picture being taken.
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Using Focus Lock
Focus Lock allows you to focus on a subject that is not in the
center of the picture, or to capture action shots more quickly
by pre-focusing in the area where the action will occur. You
can also use Focus Lock to help achieve focus in low light or
low contrast situations.
1. Frame the subject for your
picture, or a higher contrast or
brighter object, within the focus
brackets.
2. Press the Shutter button halfway
down to lock the focus and
exposure.
3. Continue to hold the Shutter
button halfway down while you
re-frame or adjust your subject
for proper positioning.
4. Press the Shutter button all the
way down to take the picture.
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Using the Focus Range Settings
The Focus
MF button lets you toggle between four focus
settings on the camera. The following table describes each of
the focus range settings on the camera:
Setting
42
Description
Normal
Focus
Use when taking pictures of subjects greater than
40 cm (15.75 in) away. Normal Focus is limited to a
range of 40 cm (15.75 in) to infinity. This is the
default focus setting.
Macro
Use when taking close-up pictures of subjects less
than 50 cm (19.5 in) away. With this setting, the
camera will not take a picture if it cannot find focus
(the AF viewfinder light blinks green and the focus
brackets turn red in the Live View screen). Macro
focus has a range of 18 to 50 cm (7 to 19.5 in).
Infinity
Use when taking pictures of distant objects and
landscapes. Focus is limited to a small region near
infinity.
Manual
Focus
Allows you to step manually through the full focus
range. Use the
buttons to adjust the focus.
You can determine the focus by observing the image
in the Live View screen and by a meter that appears
on the left side of the Live View screen. For more
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Using Manual Focus
You may want to use Manual Focus in the following three
cases:
• In low light conditions when auto focus may have a
difficult time gaining the proper focus.
• After auto focus, you want to lock the focus for speed and
repeatability for the next pictures you take.
• For fine-tuning focus of very close-up subjects.
To use Manual Focus:
1. When in Live View, press the
MF button until the
Manual Focus
icon appears
in the Image Display. A meter
appears on the left side of the
Image Display to indicate the
focus meter setting, and the
center of the Image Display is shown magnified to help
you determine when the image is in focus.
2. Use the
buttons to adjust
the focus. Changes in focus are
indicated in the focus meter. The
magnified view described above
will time out 2 seconds after you
finish adjusting focus.
TIP: To find the best focus position,
adjust the focus so that the image looks like it is in focus
on the Live View screen. Next, press the
button until
the image begins to blur, then press the
button until
the image begins to blur. Set the focus position halfway
between the locations where the image began to blur.
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TIP: To lock focus for a set of pictures, let the camera find the
best focus using the Normal Focus setting, then switch to
Manual Focus. The focus will then be locked at that
distance until you adjust it manually or switch to another
focus setting.
Using Zoom
The more you zoom in on the subject of your picture, the
more that small movements of the camera are magnified (this
is called camera shake). So, especially at full telephoto zoom
(3x), you must hold the camera steady in order to take a
picture that is not blurry. If an icon of a shaking hand
appears in the Live View screen when the Shutter button is
pressed halfway down, you are moving the camera or the
scene needs more light; the picture will likely be blurry. Try
holding the camera closer to your body or against a steady
object, or set the camera on a tripod or stable surface. Also
try turning on the flash or turning on lights to add more light
to the scene.
TIP: Increasing ISO Speed can help reduce camera shake,
but can result in increased noise in your images (see ISO
Speed on page 78).
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Optical Zoom
Optical zoom works like the zoom on a traditional film
camera, where physical lens elements move inside the
camera to make the subject of your picture appear closer.
Press Zoom Out
and Zoom In on
the Zoom lever to move the lens between
wide angle (1x) and telephoto (3x)
positions.
NOTE: Optical zoom is not available
when recording video clips.
Digital Zoom
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts.
You can use digital zoom when you have exhausted optical
zoom and you want to capture only a portion of the scene in
the Image Display. As you zoom in, a yellow frame
surrounds the portion of the scene you want to capture,
allowing you to eliminate unwanted portions of the scene.
1. While in Live View, press Zoom In on the Zoom lever to
optically zoom in to the maximum level, then release the
lever.
2. Press Zoom In again and
continue to press it until the
image you want to capture fills
the yellow frame. If you zoom in
too far and want to zoom out,
press Zoom Out
on the
Zoom lever.
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The resolution number on the right side of the screen also
becomes smaller as you digitally zoom. For example,
4.1MP appears in place of 6MP, indicating that the
image is being reduced to a size of 4.1 Megapixels.
3. When the image is at the desired size, press the Shutter
button halfway down to lock focus and exposure, and
then press it all the way down to take the picture.
4. To return to optical zoom, press Zoom Out
on the
Zoom lever until digital zooming stops. Release Zoom Out
, and then press it again.
NOTE: You can disable digital zoom in the Setup Menu (see
Digital Zoom on page 126).
NOTE: Digital zoom reduces the resolution of an image, so
your picture will tend to be more grainy than the same
image taken with optical zoom. In situations where you
need higher quality (such as for printing), limit the use of
digital zoom.
NOTE: Digital zoom is not available while recording video
clips, nor when in Panorama shooting mode.
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Setting the Flash
The Flash button allows you to cycle through the flash
settings on the camera. To change the flash setting, press the
Flash button until the desired setting appears on the Image
Display. The following table describes each of the flash
settings on the camera.
Setting
Description
Auto
Flash
The camera measures the light level and uses the flash
if necessary.
Red-Eye
The camera measures the light level and uses the flash
with red-eye reduction if necessary (for a description of
red-eye reduction, see Red Eye on page 48).
Flash On The camera always uses flash. If the light is behind your
subject, you can use this setting to increase the light on
the front of your subject. This is called fill-flash.
Flash Off The camera will not use flash, no matter the lighting
conditions. Use this setting to capture poorly lit subjects
that are beyond the flash range, or to capture existinglight scenes. Exposure times may be increased when
using this setting, so you should use a tripod to avoid
blurry pictures from camera shake.
Night
The camera uses the flash with red-eye reduction if
necessary to illuminate objects in the foreground (see
Red Eye on page 48 for a description of red-eye
reduction). The camera then continues to expose as if
the flash had not been used, to gather the light.
Exposure times may be increased when using this
setting; therefore it is recommended that you use a
tripod to avoid camera shake.
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If the flash setting is anything other than the default Auto
Flash setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live
View screen. The Flash setting remains in effect until it is
changed again, or until it resets to the default Auto Flash
when you turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use
My Mode (see page 55).
NOTE: The flash is not available in Panorama, Sunset,
Document, or Museum shooting modes, with the Burst
setting, nor is it available while recording video clips.
Red Eye
The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the flash
reflecting off the subjects’ eyes, which sometimes makes a
human's eyes appear red or an animal's eyes appear green
or white in the captured image. When you use a flash setting
with red-eye reduction, the camera flashes quickly up to three
times to minimize the subject’s pupils, thus reducing the effect
of the red-eye phenomenon, before the camera uses the main
flash. It will take longer to take a picture using red-eye
reduction, because the shutter is delayed for the additional
flashes. Therefore, make sure your subjects wait for the
additional flashes.
TIP: You can also remove red eyes in pictures you have
already taken. See Remove Red Eyes on page 98.
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Using the Shooting Modes
Shooting modes use a pre-defined set of camera settings that
are optimized for taking still pictures of certain scene types to
give you better results. In each shooting mode, the camera
selects the best settings, such as the ISO speed, F-number
(aperture), and shutter speed, optimizing them for the
particular scene or situation.
To change the shooting mode, press the Mode button on the
top of the camera until the desired shooting mode appears
on the Image Display. The following table describes each of
the shooting mode settings on the camera.
Setting
Description
Auto Mode Use Auto Mode when you need to take a good shot
quickly, and do not have time to select a special
shooting mode on the camera. Auto Mode works well
for most shots in normal situations. The camera
automatically selects the best F-number (aperture), ISO
speed, and shutter speed for the scene.
Action
Use Action mode to capture sporting events, moving
cars, or any scene where you want to stop the action.
The camera uses fast shutter speeds and higher ISO
speeds to stop motion.
Landscape Use Landscape mode to capture scenes with deep
perspective, such as mountains or city skylines, when
you want the foreground and the background to be in
focus. The camera combines a higher F-number for
better depth of field with higher saturation for a more
vivid effect.
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Setting
Description
Portrait
Use Portrait mode for pictures that have one or more
people as their primary subject. The camera combines
a smaller F-number to blur the background, with lower
sharpness for a more natural effect.
Panorama Use Panorama mode for grand landscapes, such as
mountain ranges, or group pictures where you need to
capture a wide shot that one image cannot capture.
This mode allows you to shoot a series of overlapping
frames for stitching into one, large panoramic image
using the HP Image Zone software. Flash is set to
Flash Off in this mode. See Using Panorama Mode on
page 52. You can view the entire panoramic shot
using the Preview Panorama option in the Playback
Menu (see Preview Panorama on page 101).
Beach
Use Beach mode to capture scenes at the beach. This
mode allows you to capture bright beach scenes, with
a good balance of highlights and shadows.
Snow
Use Snow mode to capture scenes in snow. This mode
allows you to capture bright snow scenes, preserving
the correct brightness of the snow.
Sunset
Use Sunset mode to capture outdoor scenes at sunset.
This mode starts the focus at infinity and sets the flash
to Flash Off. This mode improves the saturation of
sunset colors and retains the warmth of the scene with
a bias towards the orange colors of the sunset.
Museum
Use Museum mode to capture images in a museum,
where the use of the flash is prohibited. In this mode,
flash is set to Flash Off and Camera Sounds is set to
Off.
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Setting
Description
Document Use Document mode for shooting flat, textual, or
graphical pieces. This mode uses a high contrast
setting and a low saturation setting, with flash set to
Flash Off and the orientation sensor turned off.
Aperture
Priority
Use Aperture Priority mode when you want specific
control over the aperture (for example, using a lower
F-number to blur the background or a higher F-number
for more depth of field). This mode lets you select the
F-number (aperture) setting in Live View using the
buttons, while the camera selects the best shutter
speed.
My Mode
This is a customizable shooting mode that allows you
to select, save, and then repeatedly use a group of
preferred settings on your camera. See Using My
Mode on page 55.
If the shooting mode setting is anything other than the default
Auto Mode setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the
Live View screen.
The shooting mode remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Auto Mode setting when
you turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use My
Mode (see page 55 and Using the My Mode Saved Settings
Sub-Menu on page 56).
NOTE: The shooting mode does not apply when you are
recording video clips.
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Noise Reduction for Long Exposures
At longer shutter speeds the camera will automatically take a
second exposure with the shutter closed in order to measure
and reduce the noise (grainy look) in the image. In these
cases, the exposure will seem to take twice as long as
expected. For example, in a 1-second exposure, the Image
Display will stay dark for 2 seconds until the noise reduction
frame is exposed. This means that at longer shutter speeds,
you may not be able to take quite as many shots back-toback, but it ensures your images will be free of noise.
Using Panorama Mode
Panorama mode allows you to take a sequence of 2–5
pictures that can be stitched together in order to capture a
scene too wide to fit into a single picture. In Panorama
mode, you take a picture as the first in the panoramic
sequence, and each subsequent picture you take is added to
the panorama until you end the sequence by pressing the
button, or until you have taken the fifth picture in the
sequence. You can then preview a low-resolution image of
your panorama with the Preview Panorama menu option in
the Playback Menu (see page 101), or you can transfer the
images in the panoramic sequence to your computer for
automatic stitching together and then viewing or printing.
NOTE: Digital zoom is not available in Panorama mode.
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Taking a Panoramic Sequence of Pictures
1. Press the Mode button on top of
the camera until the Panorama
icon appears in the Image
Display. You are now ready to
take the first picture in your
panoramic sequence.
TIP: Panorama images are stitched
together from left to right, so make sure your first image is
at the left-most end of the panorama view.
2. Press the Shutter button to take
the first picture in the panoramic
sequence. After Instant Review,
the camera switches to Live View
with
displayed in the Image
Display.
3. Position the camera to take the
second picture. Notice the transparent overlay of the
image of the first picture in the sequence superimposed
on the left third of the Live View screen. Use this overlay to
align your second picture horizontally with the first.
4. Press the Shutter button to take
the second picture. After Instant
Review, the camera switches to
Live View with
displayed in
the Image Display. Again, the
transparent overlay of the
previous image is superimposed
on the left third of the Live View screen to enable you to
align your third picture.
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5. Continue adding more pictures to the panorama, or press
the
button to end the panoramic sequence. The
panoramic sequence ends automatically after you take
the fifth picture.
6. After you have completed the panoramic sequence, you
can delete it during Instant Review by pressing the
button, then selecting Entire Panoramic Sequence in the
Delete sub-menu.
To preview the combined panoramic sequence on your
camera, see Preview Panorama on page 101.
NOTE: The Panorama shooting mode requires the full
version of the HP Image Zone software to automatically
stitch images together on your computer (see Transferring
Images to a Computer on page 115 and HP Image Zone
Software on page 137).
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Using My Mode
My Mode is a customizable shooting mode that allows you to
select, save, and then repeatedly use a group of preferred
settings on your camera. This shooting mode is especially
useful when you frequently take pictures of the same type of
subject or scene and want to have the camera set to the
same settings each time. For example, you may often take
action pictures of your child playing soccer outdoors on
bright, sunny days. In this case, you could select and save
Action as the shooting mode setting and Sun as the White
Balance setting in My Mode, and then simply set your
camera to the My Mode shooting mode every time in the
future that you wish to take similar pictures.
The settings in My Mode are completely independent from
the group of settings used for all other shooting modes on the
camera. My Mode settings are saved by default when you
turn the camera off.
Selecting and Saving Preferred Settings in My Mode
1. Press the Mode button on the top of the camera to toggle
through the shooting modes until you see My Mode and
the
icon in the Image Display.
2. Press the
button to display the My Mode Capture
Menu.
3. To change the setting for a particular menu option:
a. Use the
buttons to scroll to a menu option in the
My Mode Capture Menu.
b. Press the
button.The sub-menu for that menu
option is displayed.
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c. Use the
buttons to highlight the new setting you
want for that menu option.
d. Press the
button to select that setting and return to
the My Mode Capture Menu.
4. Repeat Step 3 for each menu option setting you want to
change.
5. When you have finished changing settings in the My
Mode Capture Menu, press the Live View
button on
the back of the camera to exit the My Mode Capture
Menu and return to Live View. The
icon and the icons
for the settings you selected for My Mode are now
displayed in Live View.
The settings you selected are automatically saved and
remain set in My Mode even if you switch to a different
shooting mode or turn the camera off. To change any of the
settings you selected in My Mode, repeat steps 1 through 5.
Using the My Mode Saved Settings Sub-Menu
You can further customize how My Mode works by using the
My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu. This sub-menu allows
you to specify the settings you would like to save in My Mode
and which settings you would like to return to their defaults
when you turn the camera off. You can also specify that the
camera start in My Mode instead of Auto Mode each time
you turn the camera on by selecting Start in My Mode.
1. Press the Mode button on the top of the camera until you
see My Mode and the
icon in the Image Display.
2. Press the
button to display the My Mode Capture
Menu.
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3. Use the
buttons to scroll to the My Mode Saved
Settings menu option and press the
button. The My
Mode Saved Settings sub-menu displays. The options with
check marks in the My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu will
be saved in My Mode any time you turn the camera off.
4. To change a setting so it will return to its default setting
when you turn the camera off or to specify that the
camera start in My Mode each time you turn the camera
on:
a. Use the
buttons to scroll to the setting.
b. Press the button to either remove the check mark
next to a setting so it will return to its default setting
when you turn the camera off, or toggle the Start in My
Mode setting to Yes.
5. Repeat Step 4 for each setting you want to change.
6. Press the
button to return to the My Mode Capture
Menu.
7. To exit the My Mode Capture Menu, press the Live View
button on the back of the camera.
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Using the Self-Timer Settings
1. Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable
surface.
2. Press the Self-Timer/Burst
button until Self-Timer
or Self-Timer - 2 Shots
appears in the Image
Display.
3. Frame the subject in either the viewfinder or in Live View
(see Using Live View on page 37).
4. The next steps depend on whether you are capturing one
or two still pictures, or are recording a video clip.
For Still Pictures:
a. Press the Shutter button halfway down. The camera
measures and then locks the focus and exposure. The
camera will hold these settings until it takes the picture.
b. Press the Shutter button all the way down. A
countdown appears on the screen and the Self-Timer/
Focus Assist light blinks for 10 seconds before the
camera takes the picture. If you set the camera to SelfTimer - 2 Shots, after the first picture is taken, the SelfTimer/Focus Assist light blinks for a few more seconds
until the second picture is taken.
TIP: If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down, the camera will lock focus and exposure just
before the end of the 10-second countdown. This is useful
when one or more subjects will be entering the picture
during the 10-second countdown period.
TIP: You cannot record audio with a still picture when using
the self-timer settings, but you can add an audio clip later
(see Record Audio on page 103).
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For Video Clips:
To start recording video, press the Video
button and
then release it. A 10-second countdown appears on the
Image Display. The Self-Timer/Focus Assist light on the
front of the camera then blinks for 10 seconds before the
camera starts recording the video.
To stop recording the video clip, press the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.
The video
icon remains in the Image Display for a
few seconds after recording stops.
NOTE: With either the Self-Timer or the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, only one video clip is recorded after the 10second countdown.
The Self-Timer setting resets to the default Normal setting
after the picture is taken.
TIP: If you are taking still images in low light, you can use
the self-timer setting to avoid blurry images caused by
camera shake. Place the camera on a steady surface or a
tripod, frame your picture, then press the Shutter button
all the way down and remove your hands from the
camera. The camera will wait 10 seconds before taking
the image, eliminating any possibility of you shaking the
camera when you press the Shutter button.
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Using the Burst Setting
Burst allows you to take 2 or 3 pictures (depending on the
shutter speed) as quickly as possible when you press the
Shutter button all the way down. Pressing the Shutter button
all the way down again takes another sequence of 2 or 3
pictures.
1. Press the Timer/Burst
button until Burst
appears in the Image Display.
2. Frame the subject and press the Shutter button halfway
down to lock the focus and exposure. Then press the
Shutter button all the way down and hold it. The camera
takes up to 3 pictures as quickly as possible until you
release the Shutter button or the camera runs out of
memory.
The Image Display remains off during the burst capture. After
the burst pictures have been taken, each image appears one
at a time on the Image Display.
When Burst is selected, the Burst
icon will appear in the
Live View screen. The Burst setting remains in effect until it is
changed again, or until it resets to the default Normal timer/
burst setting when you turn the camera off. To save changed
settings, use My Mode (see page 55).
NOTE: The Burst setting is not available while recording
video clips, in Panorama or Document shooting modes,
nor when you are using AE Bracketing. You also cannot
record audio when using the Burst setting, but you can
add an audio clip later (see Record Audio on page 103).
Also, the flash is not available while using the Burst
setting.
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Using the Capture Menu
The Capture Menu allows you to adjust various camera
settings that affect the characteristics of the images and
video clips you capture with your camera.
1. To display the Capture Menu, press the Live View
button, and then press the
button. If Live View is
already on, simply press the
button.
Screen 1:
Screen 2:
Screen 3:
2. Use the
buttons to scroll through the Capture Menu
options.
3. Either press the
button to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to
change the setting for the highlighted option without
going to its sub-menu.
4. Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
button to change the setting for the Capture Menu
option.
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5. To exit the Capture Menu, highlight the
EXIT option
and press the
button. For other ways to exit the
menu, see Camera Menus on page 28.
TIP: To retain preferred settings, use My Mode (see Selecting
and Saving Preferred Settings in My Mode on page 55).
Help for the Menu Options
Help is the last option in each of the
sub-menus within the Capture
Menu. The Help option provides
information about that Capture
Menu option and its settings. For
example, if you press
when
Help is highlighted in the White
Balance sub-menu, the White Balance Help screen is
displayed, as shown.
Use the
buttons to scroll through the Help screens. To
exit the Help and return to the particular Capture Menu,
press the
button.
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EV Compensation
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use EV (Exposure
Value) Compensation to override the automatic exposure
setting that the camera makes.
EV Compensation is useful in scenes that contain many light
objects (like a white object against a light background) or
many dark objects (like a black object against a dark
background). Scenes containing many light objects or many
dark objects could turn out gray without the use of EV
Compensation. For a scene with many light objects, increase
the EV Compensation to a positive number to produce a
brighter result. For a scene with many dark objects, decrease
the EV Compensation to darken the scene to be closer to
black.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select EV Compensation.
2. In the EV Compensation submenu, use the
buttons to
change the EV setting in
incremental steps from -3.0 to
+3.0. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind
the menu, so you can see the
effect each setting will have on the picture.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default 0.0 setting, the
number value will appear in the Live View screen next to the
icon. The EV Compensation setting remains in effect until
it is changed again, or until it resets to the default 0.0 setting
when you turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use
My Mode (see page 55).
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Adaptive Lighting
This setting balances the relationship between bright and
dark areas in a picture, preserving gentle contrasts but
reducing harsh contrasts. Dark areas in the picture are
lightened, while brighter areas are left alone. When used
with a flash, Adaptive Lighting can brighten areas that a
flash wouldn't reach. Here is an example of how Adaptive
Lighting can enhance an image:
Without Adaptive Lighting:
With Adaptive Lighting:
Adaptive Lighting is useful in situations like these:
• Outdoor scenes with a mixture of sun and shade
• Cloudy days when there is a lot of glare from the sky
• Indoor scenes that use flash photography (to soften or
even out the effect of the flash)
• Backlit scenes where the subject is too far away for the
regular flash to reach, or is severely backlit (for example,
in front of a window)
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You can use Adaptive Lighting with or without flash, but it is
not recommended as a replacement for flash. Unlike the
flash, Adaptive Lighting does not affect exposure settings, so
brightened areas may appear noisy or grainy, and indoor or
night images may be blurry if taken without a flash or a
tripod.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select Adaptive Lighting.
2. In the Adaptive Lighting submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Off
The camera will process the image as normal. This is the
default setting.
Low
The camera will gently brighten the dark regions of the
image without changing brightly-lit areas.
High
The camera will greatly brighten the dark regions of the
image without changing brightly lit areas significantly.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
Except in My Mode (page 55), Adaptive Lighting remains in
effect until it is changed again, even when you turn the
camera off.
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NOTE: When Adaptive Lighting is turned on, the camera will
take slightly longer to store an image in memory, since
the image is being processed more before storing it.
NOTE: The Adaptive Lighting setting does not apply when
recording video clips, nor in Panorama mode.
Image Quality
This setting allows you to set the resolution and JPEG
compression of the still images you capture with your
camera. The Image Quality sub-menu has six settings.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select Image Quality.
2. In the Image Quality sub-menu,
use the
buttons to
highlight a pre-defined setting
or the Custom... menu option.
3. Press the
button to save a
pre-defined setting and return to
the Capture Menu. Or, when the
Custom... menu option is highlighted, press the
button to go to the Custom Image Quality sub-menu (see
page 69).
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The following table explains the Image Quality settings in
more detail:
Setting
Description
6MP
Images will be full resolution and have the lowest predefined compression. This setting produces very high
quality images and uses the most memory. This is
recommended if you plan to enlarge images, or print
images up to 40.6 by 50.8 cm (16 by 20 in).
6MP
Images will be full resolution and have medium
compression. This setting produces high quality
images, but uses less memory than the 6MP
setting above. This is the default setting and is
recommended if you plan to enlarge images, or print
images up to 27.9 by 35.6 cm (11 by 14 in).
4MP
Images will be 4MP (medium) resolution and have
medium compression. This setting produces highquality images, but uses less memory than the 6MP
settings above. This setting is recommended for
printing images up to 20.3 by 25.4 cm (8 by 10 in).
2MP
Images will be 2MP (low) resolution and have
medium compression. This is a memory-efficient
setting, recommended for printing images up to 12.7 by 17.8 cm (5 by 7 in).
VGA
Images will be 640 by 480 (lowest) resolution and
have medium compression. This is a memory-efficient
setting, but produces the lower quality images. This
setting is good for images you want to send via e-mail
or post to the Internet.
Custom...
Allows you to toggle between the preset resolutions
(6MP, 4MP, 2MP, VGA) and compression settings
(
,
,
,
) to create a custom
Image Quality setting (see page 69).
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The Image Quality settings (except for VGA) identify both
resolution (for example, 6MP) and compression (for example,
). The higher the number of Megapixels, the higher the
resolution; and the higher the number of stars, the lower the
compression and the higher the image quality. In the case of
the VGA setting, the image will be 640 by 480 pixels (0.31
MP), which is the lowest resolution, appropriate for e-mailing
or viewing on-screen.
The Pictures remaining count at the bottom of the Image
Quality sub-menu screen updates when you highlight each
setting. See Memory Capacity on page 207 for more
information about how the Image Quality setting affects the
number of images that can be saved in the internal memory
in the camera.
The Image Quality setting will appear in the Live View
screen. Except in My Mode (page 55), Image Quality
remains in effect until it is changed again, even when you
turn the camera off.
NOTE: Image Quality settings do not apply when recording
video clips.
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Custom Image Quality
If you select the Custom... option from the Image Quality submenu, the Custom Image Quality sub-menu displays. This
sub-menu allows you to select a custom Image Quality
setting, including individually setting the resolution and the
compression of the images you capture.
In the Custom Image Quality sub-menu, the default
Resolution setting is 6MP (full resolution), and the default
Compression setting is
(medium compression).
1. In the Image Quality sub-menu
(page 66), select the Custom...
option.
2. Use the
buttons to move
between the Resolution and
Compression options.
3. Use the
buttons to change
the Resolution or Compression setting. The following
tables help explain these settings.
Resolution Settings
6MP—Full resolution; therefore, highest quality
4MP—Medium resolution
2MP—Low resolution
VGA—Lowest resolution, lowest quality
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Compression Settings
—Most compression; most memory-efficient, and lowest quality
—Medium compression
—Minimal compression; higher quality
—Little to no compression; uses the most memory
and provides maximum quality
4. Press the
button to save the custom Image Quality
setting and return to the Capture Menu.
The custom Image Quality setting will appear in the Live
View screen. Except in My Mode (page 55), the Custom...
setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even when
you turn the camera off.
NOTE: When you use digital zoom, the resolution changes
as you zoom in (see Digital Zoom on page 45).
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White Balance
Different kinds of lighting conditions cast different colors. For
example, sunlight is more blue, while indoor tungsten light is
more yellow. Scenes dominated by a single color may
require an adjustment of the white balance setting to help the
camera reproduce colors more accurately and ensure that
whites appear white in the final image. You can also adjust
the white balance to produce creative effects. For example,
using the Sun setting can produce a warmer look to the
image.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select White Balance.
2. In the White Balance sub-menu,
use the
buttons to highlight
a setting. The new setting is
applied to the Live View screen
behind the menu, so you can see
the effect each setting will have
on the picture.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Auto
The camera automatically identifies and corrects for
scene illuminance. This is the default setting.
Sun
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors under sunny or bright cloudy conditions.
Shade
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors in shade, in dark cloudy conditions, or at
dusk.
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Setting
Description
Tungsten
The camera balances color based on incandescent or
halogen lighting (typically found in homes).
Fluorescent The camera balances color based on fluorescent
lighting.
Manual
The camera calculates a custom White Balance based
on your target subject (see the following subsection).
If the new setting is anything other than the default Auto
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The White Balance setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Auto setting when you
turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use My Mode
(see page 55).
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Manual White Balance
If you select the Manual option, the
Manual White Balance screen
displays. The Live View portion of
the screen shows the color tint from
the previous Manual White Balance
setting that was made.
To change the Manual White Balance setting:
1. Point the camera at a white or gray target (such as a
piece of paper), making sure that the entire screen
encompasses the white or gray target.
2. Press the Shutter button (the camera will not take a
picture). The camera then calculates a custom White
Balance setting based on the full frame capture. During
the calculation, PROCESSING... is displayed on the
screen. When the calculation is complete, the color tint in
Live View changes to match the new Manual White
Balance setting, and WHITE BALANCE SET is displayed.
3. If needed, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you get the desired
Manual White Balance setting.
4. When you are satisfied with the Manual setting you have
made, press the
button to exit the Manual White
Balance screen and return to the Capture Menu.
TIP: To restore the previous Manual White Balance setting,
simply press the
button without pressing the Shutter
button.
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Auto Focus Area
This setting allows you to select between a wide, multi-zone
focus region and a spot focus region.
• Use Multi for general-purpose picture taking and to focus
on a subject that is not in the center of the image.
• Use Spot if the camera keeps focusing on the wrong
subject in the image.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select Auto Focus Area.
2. In the Auto Focus Area submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The multi focus region is divided
into five narrow focus zones, as
shown.
• Selecting Multi causes the
camera to search all five zones
for focus, and focus on the
closest object.
• Selecting Spot causes the camera to search a single zone
in the center of the region for focus.
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The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Multi
When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the
camera searches for focus in each of five zones, starting
from the closest distance. The camera locks on the first
zone(s) that come into focus and surrounds the zone(s)
with brackets. When the camera finds focus, green
brackets frame the zone(s) in focus.
If adjacent zones, or zones separated by a single zone
(as shown on the left below), are in focus, a single set
of green brackets frame the combined zone. If multiple
distant zones are in focus, a second set of brackets will
appear.
Spot
The camera uses a small area in the center of the scene
region to focus. You can use Focus Lock to lock focus,
then reframe (see Using Focus Lock on page 41).
Shutter halfway down:
:
Shutter all the way down:
If the new setting is anything other than the default Multi
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View screen.
The Auto Focus setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Multi setting when you
turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use My Mode
(see page 55).
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AE Metering
This setting allows you to specify which region of a scene the
camera will use to calculate the exposure.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select AE Metering.
2. In the AE Metering sub-menu,
use the
buttons to highlight
a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Average The camera uses the entire scene to measure and
calculate exposure. Use this setting when you want
everything in the picture to be used equally when
calculating exposure.
Center- The camera uses a large area in the center of the scene
Weighted to measure and calculate exposure. This setting is good
to use when the subject of the picture is in the center of
the frame. Exposure will be based more on the subject
than on its surroundings. This is the default setting.
Spot
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to measure and calculate exposure. This can be useful
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TIP: When using Spot, frame the subject of the picture in the
center of the focus brackets, then press the Shutter button
halfway down to lock the exposure and focus. Then
recompose the scene as desired and press the Shutter
button all the way down. When this setting is used,
portions of the image may end up over- or underexposed.
If the new setting is anything other than the default CenterWeighted setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the
Live View screen.
The AE Metering setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Center-Weighted setting
when you turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use
My Mode (see page 55).
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ISO Speed
This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to light.
When ISO Speed is set to the default Auto setting, the
camera selects the best ISO speed for the scene.
Lower ISO speeds will capture images with the least amount
of grain (or noise), but result in slower shutter speeds. If
taking a picture in low light conditions without a flash at ISO
100 or below, you may want to use a tripod. In contrast,
higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter speeds, and can be
used when taking pictures in dark areas without a flash, or
when taking pictures of fast moving objects. Higher ISO
speeds produce pictures with more grain (or noise) and,
therefore, can be of lower quality.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select ISO Speed.
2. In the ISO Speed sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Auto
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The ISO Speed setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Auto setting when you
turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use My Mode
(see page 55).
NOTE: The ISO Speed setting does not apply when
recording video clips.
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AE Bracketing
This setting allows you to take three pictures with the camera,
with each picture set to a different exposure value. When
you select one of the AE (automatic exposure) Bracketing
settings, the camera will take the first picture at normal
exposure (0 exposure value), followed by an underexposed
picture at the negative (-) exposure value in the setting, and
finally an overexposed picture at the positive (+) exposure
value in the setting. The entire sequence of three shots is
taken with only one press of the Shutter button. Use AE
Bracketing when you want to try underexposing and
overexposing a shot to get an image at the best exposure.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select AE Bracketing.
2. In the AE Bracketing sub-menu,
use the
buttons to highlight
a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
4. To take the three pictures, each at a different exposure
setting, simply press the Shutter button all the way down
one time. The entire 3–shot sequence is taken with one
press of the Shutter button.
Be sure to hold the camera still until all three pictures have
been taken. After the three pictures have been taken, each
image appears one at a time on the Image Display.
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The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Off
The camera will not use AE Bracketing. This is the
default setting.
The camera will take the first picture at normal
exposure (0 exposure value), followed by an
± 0.3
underexposed picture at -0.3 exposure value, and
finally an overexposed picture at +0.3 exposure value.
The camera will take the first picture at normal
exposure (0 exposure value), followed by an
± 0.7
underexposed picture at -0.7 exposure value, and
finally an overexposed picture at +0.7 exposure value.
The camera will take the first picture at normal
exposure (0 exposure value), followed by an
± 1.0
underexposed picture at -1.0 exposure value, and
finally an overexposed picture at +1.0 exposure value.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The AE Bracketing setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, or until it resets to the default Off setting when you
turn the camera off. To save changed settings, use My Mode
(see page 55).
NOTE: Flash is available when you select an AE Bracketing
setting; depending upon lighting, there may be a delay
between each of the pictures in the sequence of three
shots. Burst is not available with AE Bracketing.
NOTE: The AE Bracketing setting does not apply when
recording video clips, nor in Panorama mode.
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Color
This setting allows you to control the color in which your
images will be captured. For example, when you set Color to
Sepia, your images will be captured in brown colors to make
them look aged or old-fashioned.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select Color.
2. In the Color sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight a
setting. The new setting is
applied to the Live View screen
behind the menu, so you can
see the effect each setting will
have on the picture.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Full Color
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The Color setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
or until it resets to the default Full Color setting when you turn
the camera off. To save changed settings, use My Mode (see
page 55).
NOTE: After you have taken a picture using either the Black
& White or Sepia setting, the image cannot be adjusted
back to Full Color later.
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Saturation
This setting allows you to determine how saturated the colors
will be in your pictures.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select Saturation.
2. In the Saturation sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain
the settings in more detail:
Setting
Low
Description
Mutes colors to give a softer, more natural look to the
subject.
Medium Colors will be normally saturated. This is the default
setting.
High
Emphasizes more vivid colors in a scene. Outdoor
landscape photography can use high saturation to create
skies that are more blue, or sunsets that are more orange.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The Saturation setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, even when you turn the camera off.
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Sharpness
This setting allows you to set how sharp the fine detail will be
in your images.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61), select Sharpness.
2. In the Sharpness sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting
Low
Description
The edges in your images will be softer, with less grain
(or noise). You can use this setting for taking portrait
pictures with softer, more natural edges.
Medium The edges in your images will have normal sharpness.
This is the default setting.
High
The edges in your images will be more pronounced. This
setting may be helpful for outdoor landscapes, but the
images will contain more grain (or noise).
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The Sharpness setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, even when you turn the camera off.
NOTE: The Sharpness setting does not apply when
recording video clips.
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Contrast
This setting allows you to control how much contrast there will
be between the dark and light colors in your captured
images, including the amount of detail there will be in the
highlights and shadows within the images.
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select Contrast.
2. In the Contrast sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting
Low
Description
Your images will have less contrast. Dark and light
colors in the image will be less distinct, and there will be
more details in the highlights and shadows.
Medium Your images will have normal contrast. This is the default
setting.
High
Your images will have more contrast. Dark and light
colors in the image will be more distinct, and there will
be less details in the highlights and shadows.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
The Contrast setting remains in effect until it is changed
again, even when you turn the camera off.
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Date & Time Imprint
This setting imprints either the date or the date and time of
when the image was captured in the lower left-hand corner
of the image. After you select either of the Date & Time
Imprint settings, the date or date and time will be imprinted
on all subsequent still images that are captured, not to
previously captured images.
After you have taken a picture using either the Date Only or
Date & Time setting, the date or date and time that is
imprinted on the image cannot be removed later.
If you rotate the image using the Rotate option in the
Playback Menu (page 93), the date or date and time imprint
will likewise rotate with the image.
TIP: Verify that the date and time setting is correct before
using this feature (see Date & Time on page 128).
1. In the Capture Menu (page 61),
select Date & Time Imprint.
2. In the Date & Time Imprint submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
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The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Off
The camera will not imprint a date or date & time on
the image.
Date Only
The camera will permanently imprint the date in the
lower left-hand corner of the image.
Date & Time The camera will permanently imprint the date and
time in the lower left-hand corner of the image.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off
setting, the icon for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen. The Date & Time setting remains in effect until it is
changed.
NOTE: The Date & Time setting does not apply when
recording video clips, nor in Panorama Mode.
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3 Reviewing Images and
Video Clips
You can use Playback to review the images and video clips
in your camera. When reviewing images in Playback, you
can also view thumbnails of images, or magnify images so
you can take a closer look at them on the camera. See
Viewing Thumbnails on page 91 and Magnifying Images on
page 92.
In addition, the Playback Menu allows you to delete images
or video clips, manipulate images, such as removing red
eyes from images and rotating images, and even get
HP Image Advice (an analysis of images for any problems
with focus, exposure, and so forth, that may have occurred
while capturing the images). To do these things and more,
see Using the Playback Menu on page 93.
Using Playback
1. Press the Playback
button to activate Playback. The
most recently taken or reviewed image or video clip
appears on the Image Display.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and
video clips. Press and hold either of the
buttons to
scroll faster.
For video clips (indicated by the video
icon), you see
only the first frame for the first 2 seconds. They then begin
playing automatically. You can adjust the volume of the
audio playback by pressing the
buttons.
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3. To turn off Playback and change to Live View after
reviewing your images and video clips, press the
Live View
button.
During Playback, the Image Display also indicates
additional information about each image or video clip. The
following table describes this information.
1 2
10
3
4
9
5
8
#
Icon
1
7
6
Description
Displays only when an optional memory card is
installed in the camera.
2
or
• Power indicator, such as this full battery level
indicator (see Power Indicators on page 188).
• AC power when using the HP AC power adapter
or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
3
Displays for the first few seconds when you enter
Playback to indicate that you can scroll through the
images or video clips using the
buttons.
4
3 Indicates this image has been selected to be sent to
3 destinations using HP Instant Share (see Using
HP Instant Share on page 105).
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#
Icon
Description
2 Indicates this image has been selected for printing 2
5
copies using HP Instant Share (see Using HP Instant
Share on page 105).
6
7
17 of 43 Shows the number of this image or video clip out of
the total number of images and video clips that are
stored in memory.
0:29
• Shows the recorded length of this audio or video clip.
• Indicates this image has an audio clip attached.
or
• Indicates this is a video clip.
8
Indicates this image is the second image in a
panoramic sequence of images that was taken using
the Panorama shooting mode.
9
Indicates the audio level at which audio is played
during Playback. Press the
buttons to adjust
the audio level.
10
Playback icon, indicating the camera is in Playback.
This icon displays for the first few seconds.
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Total Images Summary Screen
When you press the button while
viewing the last image, the Total
Images Summary screen appears
showing the number of pictures
taken, and the number of pictures
remaining. Counters indicating the
total number of images selected for
HP Instant Share
and for printing
are shown in the
upper left-hand corner of the screen. In addition, icons are
shown in the upper right-hand corner of the screen for an
optional memory card if installed (indicated by the
icon)
and the power indicator (such as the full battery level
indicator; see Power Indicators on page 188).
NOTE: For information about selecting images for printing or
sharing, see Sending Individual Images to Destinations on
page 110 and Sending All Images to Destinations on
page 112.
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Viewing Thumbnails
NOTE: In Thumbnail view, each image in a panorama
displays individually. To preview an entire panoramic
sequence of images, see Preview Panorama on
page 101.
Thumbnail view allows you to view the still images you have
taken and the first frames of the video clips you have
recorded arranged in a matrix of nine thumbnail images and
video clip frames per screen.
1. While in Playback (page 87),
press Thumbnails
(same as
Zoom Out
on the Zoom
lever). A Thumbnail view of up to
nine images and video clip
frames appears on the Image
Display. A yellow border
surrounds the current image or video clip frame.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll horizontally to the previous or
next thumbnail.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll vertically to the thumbnail
directly above or below the current thumbnail.
4. Press the
button to exit Thumbnail view and return to
Playback. The current image or video clip (that was in the
yellow border in Thumbnail view) is displayed in full view
on the Image Display again.
At the bottom of each thumbnail, icons identify information
for the current image (for example, that the image is part of
a panoramic sequence or the image is a video clip).
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Magnifying Images
This feature is for viewing purposes only; it does not
permanently alter the image.
1. While in Playback (page 87),
press Magnify
(same as Zoom
In on the Zoom lever). The
currently displayed image is
automatically magnified 2x. The
center portion of the magnified
image is displayed along with
four arrows, which indicate that you can pan around the
magnified image.
2. Use the
and
buttons to pan around the
magnified image.
3. Use Zoom In and Zoom Out
to increase or
decrease the magnification.
4. Press the
button to exit Magnify view and return to
Playback.
NOTE: You can magnify only still images; video clips cannot
be magnified.
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Using the Playback Menu
The Playback Menu allows you to delete still images or video
clips, remove red eyes from still images, undelete images,
and format the camera's internal memory or optional
memory card. Additionally, you can view advice for
improving a selected image, display image capture
information, rotate images, record audio and attach it to an
image, and preview a panoramic sequence of images.
1. To display the Playback Menu, press the
button while
you are in Playback. If you are not currently in Playback,
press the Playback
button first, then press the
button.
2. Use the
buttons to highlight the Playback Menu
option that you want to use on the left side of the Image
Display. The Playback Menu options are explained later
in this section.
3. Move to the image or video clip you want to use by
pressing the
buttons. This makes it easy to perform the
same action on several images or video clips, such as
deleting multiple images or video clips.
4. Select the highlighted Playback Menu option by pressing
the
button. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the selected task.
5. To exit the Playback Menu, highlight the
EXIT menu
option and press the
button. For other ways to exit
the menu, see Camera Menus on page 28.
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The following table summarizes each of the Playback Menu
options.
NOTE: For information about the icons in the lower right
corner of the Image Display, see Using Playback on
page 87.
1
2
3
4
5
#
6
7
8
Icon
Description
1
Delete—Presents a sub-menu where you can delete
the current image or video clip, delete the entire
panoramic sequence of images, delete all images
and video clips, format the internal memory or an
optional memory card, and undelete the last
deleted image (see Delete on page 96).
2
Remove Red Eyes—Corrects the red effect which
appears in the eyes of human subjects in still
images (see Remove Red Eyes on page 98).
3
Image Advice—Provides an analysis of the image
which identifies problems with focus, exposure,
and so forth. Also provides recommendations on
how to improve similar images in the future (see
Image Advice on page 99).
4
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that were used when capturing this image (see
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Icon
Description
5
Preview Panorama—Displays a low-resolution,
stitched image of the currently selected panorama.
(see Preview Panorama on page 101).
6
Rotate—Rotates the currently displayed still image
in 90 degree increments (see Rotate on
page 102).
7
Record Audio—Records an audio clip to attach to
this still image (see Record Audio on page 103).
8
EXIT—Exits the Playback Menu.
NOTE: When the Power/Memory light is blinking green, you
can only scroll through and delete files. Other operations
are grayed out until processing is complete.
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Delete
In the Playback Menu (page 93),
when you select Delete, the Delete
sub-menu displays. Use the
buttons to highlight an option, and
then press the
button to select
it.
The Delete sub-menu provides the
following options:
• Cancel—Returns you to the Playback Menu without
deleting the currently displayed image or video clip.
• This Image—Deletes the currently displayed image or
video clip.
• Entire Panoramic Sequence—If the current image is part
of a panoramic sequence, deletes all images associated
with the panoramic sequence.
• All Images (in Memory/on Card)—Deletes all of the
images and video clips either in internal memory, or on
an optional memory card that is installed in the camera.
• Format (Memory/Card)—Deletes all of the images, video
clips, and files in internal memory or on an optional
memory card, and then formats the internal memory or
memory card. To help prevent corrupted cards and
images, use Format Card to format optional memory
cards before you use them for the first time, and when you
want to delete all of the images and video clips stored on
them.
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• Undelete Last—Recovers the most recently deleted image.
(This option is only displayed after a Delete operation has
been performed.) You can recover only the most recently
deleted image, including entire panoramic sequences.
Once you proceed to another operation, for example,
powering off the camera or taking another picture, the
delete operation you performed is permanent, and the
image is no longer recoverable.
NOTE: When one shot from the center of a panoramic
sequence is deleted, all of the panorama tags for that
panoramic sequence are removed. Each image becomes
an individual still image. However, if you delete an image
from the beginning or end of the panorama, and there
are at least 2 images remaining, the panoramic sequence
is preserved.
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Remove Red Eyes
In the Playback Menu (page 93), when you select Remove
Red Eyes, the camera immediately begins processing the
current still image to remove red eyes from the subjects in the
image. The red-eye removal process takes a few seconds.
After processing is complete, the corrected image displays
with green boxes around corrected areas, along with the
Remove Red Eyes sub-menu, which lists three options:
• Save Changes—Saves the red eye changes (overwriting
the original image) and returns to the Playback Menu.
• View Changes—Displays a magnified view of the image
which has green boxes around the portions that were
corrected for red eyes. You can zoom in on an area and
pan around the image in this view. To return to the
Remove Red Eyes Menu, press the
button.
• Cancel—Returns to the Playback Menu without saving the
red eye changes.
NOTE: Remove Red Eyes is only available for still images
that were taken with a flash. This option is not available
for video clips.
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Image Advice
In the Playback Menu (page 93), when you select Image
Advice, the camera analyzes the image for focus, exposure,
and so forth.
If Image Advice identifies
improvements that can be made for
similar images taken in the future,
an analysis appears on the Image
Display listing the issue and
recommended solutions, as shown
in the example screen here. Image
Advice lists up to two issues.
To exit the Image Advice screen, press the
button.
NOTE: Image Advice is not available for video clips.
Image Info
In the Playback Menu (page 93), when you select Image
Info, the Image Info screen displays. This screen shows all of
the settings that were used when capturing the currently
displayed image or video clip.
The following table explains the information that is displayed
for each image when you select the Image Info option.
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5
1
2
3
4
6
7
TIP: The information in the first and third rows in the bottom,
right-hand corner of the image is the same information
that is provided in the Playback Menu view of the image.
The second row identifies the resolution and compression,
date, and time at which the image was taken.
#
Description
1
Shutter speed and F-number (aperture)
2
ISO Speed and EV Compensation setting
3
Non-default shooting mode (Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Beach, Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority, Panorama, Document,
Museum, My Mode), non-default Focus setting (Macro, Infinity,
Manual Focus), and non-default Flash setting (Red-Eye, Flash
On, Flash Off, Night)
4
All non-default Capture Menu settings
5
Displays only when an optional memory card is installed in
the camera
6
File name of the image in internal memory or on an optional
memory card
7
File size of the image in internal memory or on an optional
memory card
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Preview Panorama
In the Playback Menu (page 93), when you select Preview
Panorama, the camera displays a low-resolution, stitched
view of a panoramic sequence. This feature is for viewing
purposes only; it does not permanently alter the image.
NOTE: To create a permanently stitched panoramic
sequence, use the full version of the HP Image Zone
software that came with your camera (see Printing
Panoramas on page 120).
1. Use the
buttons to scroll to one of the images in a
panoramic sequence of images.
2. In the Playback Menu (page 93), select Preview
Panorama and press the
button.
The center of the panoramic sequence displays first. Use
the
buttons to scroll to the left and right of the image
to review the entire panoramic sequence. Press the
button to exit the Preview Panorama option and return to
the Playback Menu.
NOTE: Preview Panorama is only available for images in a
panoramic sequence.
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Rotate
In the Playback Menu (page 93), when you select Rotate, the
camera displays a sub-menu that allows you to rotate the
image in 90-degree increments.
1. In the Playback Menu, select Rotate.
2. Use the
buttons to rotate the image clockwise or
counter-clockwise. The image rotates in the Image
Display.
3. After you have rotated the image to the desired
orientation, press the
button to save the new
orientation.
NOTE: Rotate is not available for video clips nor for still
images that are part of a panoramic sequence.
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Record Audio
You can attach an audio clip to a still picture either while you
are taking a picture (see Recording Audio with Still Pictures
on page 34) or add an audio clip after a picture is taken as
explained in this section. You can also use the method in this
section to replace an audio clip already attached to an
image.
1. In the Playback Menu (page 93), select Record Audio.
Audio recording starts immediately after you select this
menu option.
2. To stop recording, press
; otherwise the audio
continues to record for up to 60 seconds or until the
camera runs out of memory, whichever comes first.
NOTE: Audio clips can be attached to single panorama
images in a sequence, but are not attached to the final
stitched panoramic file.
If the currently displayed image already has an audio clip
attached to it, the Record Audio sub-menu is displayed when
you select Record Audio. This sub-menu lists several options:
• Keep Current Clip—Retains the current audio clip and
returns to the Playback Menu.
• Record New Clip—Begins to record audio, replacing the
previous audio clip.
• Delete Clip—Deletes the current audio clip and returns to
the Playback Menu.
TIP: You can adjust the volume of the audio playback by
pressing the
buttons.
NOTE: Record Audio is not available for video clips.
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4 Using HP Instant Share
This camera has an exciting feature called HP Instant Share.
With it, you can easily select still images in your camera to
be automatically sent to a variety of destinations or to a
printer the next time you connect the camera to your
computer or printer. You can also customize the HP Instant
Share Menu to include e-mail addresses (including group
distribution lists), online albums, or other online services that
you specify.
Once you have taken pictures with your camera, using
HP Instant Share is simple:
1. Set up destinations on your camera (see page 108).
2. Select images in your camera to send to online
destinations (see page 110 and page 112).
NOTE: You must have the full version of the HP Image Zone
software on your computer to use HP Instant Share
features.Computer System Requirements on page 137 If
your computer uses Windows as its operating system, see
Computer System Requirements on page 137 to
determine if the full version was installed.
NOTE: Available online services vary by region. Visit
www.hp.com/go/instantshare to see HP Instant Share in action.
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Using the HP Instant Share Menu
The HP Instant Share Menu allows you to select the images
to be sent automatically to particular destinations, such as to e-mail addresses when you connect your camera to the
computer.
The default HP Instant Share Menu lets you select some or all
of the images for printing automatically the next time you
connect your camera to your computer or printer. You can
add destinations such as e-mail addresses (including group
distribution lists), online albums, or other online services to
the HP Instant Share Menu through the HP Instant Share
Setup...
menu option (see Setting Up Online Destinations
in the Camera on page 108).
1. While in Live View, press the
button.
2. Use the
buttons to move to the menu tab for the
HP Instant Share Menu
.
1
2
3
4
3. Use the
buttons to scroll through the HP Instant
Share Menu options.
4. Press the
button to select a highlighted option.
5. To exit the HP Instant Share Menu, select the
EXIT
menu option. For other ways to exit a menu, see Camera
Menus on page 28.
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The following table describes each of the default HP Instant
Share Menu options as shown in the sample HP Instant
Share screen above.
#
Icon
Description
1
Print allows you to specify the number of copies of the
currently displayed image to print when connected to
a computer or printer (see Sending Individual Images
to Destinations on page 110).
2
Share All Images allows you to share all still images in
internal memory or on an optional memory card to a
selected destination (see Sending All Images to
Destinations on page 112).
3
HP Instant Share Setup... allows you to add specific e-mail addresses and other HP Instant Share
destinations to the HP Instant Share Menu (see Setting
Up Online Destinations in the Camera on page 108).
4
EXIT allows you to exit the HP Instant Share Menu.
TIP: If you select images to print using HP Instant Share and
then take them to a photo printing service for printing, let
the printing service know that there is a standard DPOF
file that specifies which, and how many, images you want
printed.
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Setting Up Online Destinations in
the Camera
You can set up a maximum of 34 HP Instant Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or group
distribution lists) in the HP Instant Share Menu.
NOTE: You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure.
NOTE: If you have a memory card in the camera, make sure
the memory card is not locked and has some free space
on it.
1. Make sure the full version of the HP Image Zone software
is installed on your computer (see pages 20 and 137).
2. Turn on the camera, press the
button, and use the
buttons to scroll to the HP Instant Share Menu
.
3. Use the
button to highlight HP Instant Share Setup...
, and press the
button. A message will appear in
the Image Display asking you to connect the camera to
your computer.
4. Without turning off the
camera, connect it to your
computer using the USB
cable that came with your
camera. Connect the larger
end of the cable to your
computer, and the smaller
end to the USB connector on
the side of the camera.
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Another way to connect the camera to the computer is
with the optional HP Photosmart R-series dock—simply put
the camera in the dock and press the Save/Print
button on the dock.
5. The next step is slightly different on a Windows and
Macintosh computer:
• Windows: Connecting the camera to the computer
activates the HP Instant Share Setup program. If some
other dialog box appears in addition, close that
dialog box by clicking Cancel. In the Instant Share
Setup program, click Start, then simply follow the
directions on the screen to set up destinations on the
computer and save them to your camera.
• Macintosh: Connecting the camera to the computer
activates the HP Instant Share Setup Assistant. Click
Continue, then simply follow the directions on the
screen to set up destinations on the computer and save
them to your camera.
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Sending Individual Images to
Destinations
You can send one or more still images to any number of
HP Instant Share destinations. You cannot send video clips.
1. Turn on the camera, press the
button, and use the
buttons to scroll to the
HP Instant Share Menu
.
2. Use the
buttons to
highlight the first destination to
which you want to send one or
more images.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to a still image that you want
to send to the selected destination.
4. Press the
button to select the destination.
a. If you selected Print as the
destination, the Print submenu appears. Use the
buttons to specify the number
of copies you want to print (up
to 99), then press the
button. A
appears next to
Print in the HP Instant Share Menu. To deselect Print,
press the
button, set the number of copies to 0
(zero), then press the
button.
b. If you selected any other destination, a
appears
over that destination in the HP Instant Share Menu. To
deselect the destination, press the
button again.
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In both instances, the
icon with the number of print
copies and
icon with the number of selected
destinations appears in the bottom, right-hand corner
of the image.
5. Select any other HP Instant Share destinations that you
want for this image by using the
buttons to highlight
each destination in the HP Instant Share Menu, and
pressing the
button to select the destination.
6. When you are finished selecting destinations, exit the
HP Instant Share Menu by selecting the
EXIT menu
option or by pressing the Live View
button.
7. Connect the camera to your computer as explained in
Transferring Images to a Computer on page 115. The
images will automatically be sent to their respective
HP Instant Share destinations.
• Images that were selected to be sent to e-mail
destinations are not e-mailed as attachments. Rather,
the images are uploaded to a secure HP web site, and
a message is sent to each e-mail address. The
message contains thumbnail images, as well as a link
to the web page where the recipient can do things like
reply to you, print the images, save images to their
computer, forward images, and more. This makes it
easy for people who use different e-mail programs to
be able to see your images without the difficulty of
dealing with e-mail attachments.
• Images that were selected to be sent to Print
destinations will be printed automatically from the
computer.
NOTE: If you connect the camera directly to a printer, as
explained in Printing Images Directly from the Camera on
page 117, any images that were selected for printing will
automatically print.
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Sending All Images to
Destinations
1. Turn on the camera, press the
button, and use the
buttons to tab to the HP Instant
Share Menu
.
2. Use the
button to highlight
Share All Images..., and
press the
button to display
the Share All Images sub-menu.
3. Use the
buttons to scroll to
the destination to which you
want to send all the images,
and then press the
button.
a. If you selected Print as the
destination, the Print All
Images sub-menu appears.
Use the
buttons to
specify the number of copies
you want to print (up to 5),
then press the
button. A
along with the number of copies you specified
appears next to Print in the Share All Images submenu. To deselect Print, select Print again in the Share
All Images sub-menu, set the number of copies to 0 (zero), then press the
button again.
b. If you selected any other destination, a
appears
over that destination in the Share All Images sub-menu.
To deselect the destination, press the
button
again.
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4. Repeat Step 3 to select any additional destinations.
5. When you are finished selecting destinations, exit the
HP Instant Share Menu by selecting the
EXIT menu
option or by pressing the Live View
button.
6. Connect the camera to your computer as explained in
Transferring Images to a Computer on page 115. The
images will automatically be sent to their respective
HP Instant Share destinations (see the last step in Sending
Individual Images to Destinations on page 110 for more
information about how this works).
NOTE: If you selected the Print option as a destination, you
can also connect the camera directly to a printer, as
explained in Printing Images Directly from the Camera on
page 117.
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5 Transferring and Printing Images
Transferring Images to a
Computer
TIP: You can also perform this task using either a memory
card reader (see Using a Memory Card Reader on
page 141) or the optional HP Photosmart R-series dock
(see the dock User’s Manual).
1. Confirm the following:
• Either the HP Image Zone software or the HP Image
Zone Express software is installed on your computer
(see Install the Software on page 20). To transfer
images to a computer that does not have the
HP Image Zone software installed on it, see Using
Your Camera without Installing the HP Image Zone
Software on page 139.
• If images on the camera are selected for printing or
selected for HP Instant Share destinations, make sure
the computer is connected to a printer and/or the
Internet.
2. Your camera came with a special USB cable for
connecting the camera to a computer. Connect the larger
end of that USB cable to the computer.
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3. Open the door on the side of
the camera nearest the lens
and connect the smaller end
of the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
4. Turn on the camera.
• HP Image Zone Software
on page 137On
Windows: The HP Image
Transfer software provides
the download functionality. In the Transfer Images
from Camera/Card screen, click Start Transfer. The
images are transferred to the computer, and then if
there are any still images that were previously selected
for HP Instant Share destinations (pages 110 and
112), those actions are started. When the Image
Action Summary screen appears on the computer, you
can disconnect the camera from the computer.
If you are transferring a panoramic sequence of
images to a Windows computer, the full version of the
HP Image Zone software must be installed to
automatically stitch the images in the panoramic
sequence together during image transfer. See
HP Image Zone Software on page 137.
• On Macintosh: Image capture or iPhoto provides the
download functionality. The Actions are ready to
process screen appears, allowing you to transfer
images to the computer. When the download is
complete, you can disconnect the camera from the
computer.
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Printing Images Directly from the
Camera
You can connect the camera directly to any
PictBridge-certified printer to print images. To
determine if your printer is PictBridge-certified,
look for the PictBridge logo
1. Check that the printer is turned on. There should be no
blinking lights on the printer or error messages displayed
about the printer. Load paper into the printer, if needed.
2. Connect your camera to the
printer.
a. Make sure the camera’s
USB Configuration setting
is set to Digital Camera
(see USB Configuration on
page 129).
b. Using the USB cable
that came with your
camera, connect the
larger, flat end of the USB cable to the corresponding
connector on the PictBridge-certified printer.
TIP: The PictBridge connector is usually located on the front
of the printer.
3. Open the door on the side of the camera nearest the lens
and connect the small end of the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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4. When the camera is connected
to the printer, a Print Setup menu
displays on the camera. If you
already selected images to print
using the camera HP Instant
Share Menu, the number of
images selected is shown.
Otherwise, Images: ALL is displayed.
There is a print preview in the lower right-hand corner of
the Print Setup screen showing the page layout that will
be used for printing images. This print preview updates as
you change the settings for the Print Size and Paper Size.
If default is displayed for the Print Size or Paper Size, then
no print preview is shown. The printer automatically
determines the page layout that will be used for printing
images.
5. To change the settings in the Print Setup menu, use the
buttons on the camera to select a menu option, then
use the
buttons on the camera to change the setting.
6. When the settings are correct, press the
button on
the camera to begin printing.
After connecting the camera to the printer, you can print
either all images in the camera (see page 112) or just
selected images (see page 110). However, printing directly
from the camera has the following limitations (to avoid these
limitations, use the HP Image Zone software; see Chapter 4,
Using HP Instant Share):
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• Panorama images print as individual pictures. For
information about printing entire panoramas, see Printing
Panoramas on page 120.
• Video clips cannot be printed directly from the camera. If
your printer has a memory card slot and can print video
clips, you can insert the memory card directly in the
printer’s memory card slot and print the video clip. See
your printer’s manual for more information.
NOTE: If you connect the camera to a non-HP printer and
encounter problems with printing, contact your printer
manufacturer. HP does not provide customer support for
non-HP printers.
TIP: In addition to the method described in this section, you
can also print images directly from the printer using one
of the following methods:
• If you have an optional memory card that has images
stored on it that you want to print and your printer has
a memory card slot, remove the optional memory card
from the camera and insert it into the printer’s memory
card slot. See your printer’s manual for specific
instructions.
• If you have an optional HP Photosmart R-series dock,
you can connect the camera and the printer using the
dock. See the dock User’s Manual for instructions.
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Printing Panoramas
When a set of images marked as a panoramic sequence is
transferred to your computer with HP Image Transfer, the
panorama component of the HP Image Zone software on
your computer automatically stitches the images together to
form a single panoramic image. This panoramic image can
then be printed using the HP Image Zone software.
NOTE: Windows computers must have the full version of the
HP Image Zone software installed to print panoramas.
See HP Image Zone Software on page 137.
To print a panoramic image:
1. Start the HP Image Zone software on your computer.
2. In the My Images tab (Windows) or HP Gallery
(Macintosh), select the panoramic image you want to
print.
The Print Images application is launched, which provides
the options and functionality for printing the image.
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6 Using the Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to adjust a number of camera
settings, such as the camera sounds, date and time, and the
configuration of the USB or TV connection.
1. To display the Setup Menu, first display any other menu
(see Camera Menus on page 28) and then use the
buttons to scroll to the menu tab for the Setup Menu .
2. Use the
buttons to scroll through the Setup Menu
options.
3. Either press the
button to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to
change the setting for the highlighted option without
going to its sub-menu.
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4. Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
button to change the setting for the Setup Menu
option.
5. To exit the Setup Menu, highlight the
EXIT menu
option and press
. For other ways to exit the menu,
see Camera Menus on page 28.
Display Brightness
This setting allows you to adjust the brightness of the Image
Display for the viewing conditions. You can use this setting to
increase the brightness for harsh lighting environments, or
reduce the brightness to extend battery life.
The default Display Brightness setting is Medium.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Display Brightness.
2. In the Display Brightness submenu, highlight the brightness
level you prefer for the Image
Display. The new setting is
applied to the Live View screen
behind the menu so you can see
the effect the setting will have on
the display brightness.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off.
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Camera Sounds
Camera sounds are the sounds that the camera makes when
you turn it on, press a button, or take a picture. Camera
sounds are not the audio sounds recorded with images or
video clips.
The default Camera Sounds setting is High.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Camera Sounds.
2. In the Camera Sounds sub-menu,
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect
until it is changed again, even when
you turn the camera off.
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Focus Assist Light
Sometimes in low-light situations, the camera will use the red
focus assist light on the front of the camera to aid in focusing.
This setting allows you to turn off this light (for example,
when you do not want the focus assist light to distract the
subject of your picture).
The default Focus Assist Light setting is Auto.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121),
select Focus Assist Light.
2. In the Focus Assist Light submenu, highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
NOTE: HP recommends leaving this setting at Auto, since
turning it off hinders the ability of the camera to focus
correctly in low light.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off.
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Instant Review
This setting allows you to specify the length of time a newlytaken image, panoramic sequence, or video clip is displayed
in Instant Review.
The default Instant Review setting is 2 seconds.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Instant Review.
2. In the Instant Review sub-menu,
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect
until it is changed again, even when
you turn the camera off.
TIP: Setting the Instant Review duration to a longer setting
gives you more time to review an image. You can exit
Instant Review and return to Live View by pressing the
Shutter button halfway down.
NOTE: Selecting the Off setting causes the camera to revert
to Live View immediately after an image is taken.
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Digital Zoom
This setting allows you enable or disable digital zoom (see
Digital Zoom on page 45).
The default Digital Zoom setting is On (enabled).
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Digital Zoom.
2. In the Digital Zoom sub-menu,
highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect
until it is changed again, even when
you turn the camera off.
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Live View at Power On
This setting allows you to have the camera automatically
display Live View every time you turn the camera on, or to
have the Image Display turned off every time.
The default Live View at Power On setting is Live View On.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Live View Setup.
2. In the Live View at Power On submenu, highlight a setting.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect
until it is changed again, even when
you turn the camera off.
TIP: Setting Live View at Power On to Off can save battery
power.
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Date & Time
This setting allows you to set the date/time format, as well as
the current date and time for the camera. This is usually
done when you first set up the camera; however, you may
need to re-set the date and time when you are travelling to
different time zones, after the camera has been without
power for an extended time, or if the date or time is
incorrect.
The date/time format chosen will be used to display the date
information in Playback. Also, the format chosen in this
setting is what is used in the Date & Time Imprint feature (see
Date & Time Imprint on page 85).
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Date & Time.
2. In the Date & Time sub-menu,
adjust the value of the
highlighted selection by using
the
buttons.
3. Press the
buttons to move to
the other selections.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the
correct date/time format, date, and time are set.
5. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off.
The Date & Time settings also remain current as long as the
camera battery that is installed has a charge, or the battery
is removed for less than 10 minutes, or the camera is
connected to an optional HP AC power adapter.
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USB Configuration
This setting determines how the camera is recognized when
connected to a computer.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121),
select USB.
2. In the USB Configuration sub-menu, highlight one of these
two choices:
• Digital Camera—Causes the
computer to recognize the
camera as a digital camera using the Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP) standard. This is the default setting on
the camera.
• Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the
camera as a disk drive using the Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) standard. Use this setting to transfer
images to a computer that does not have the
HP Image Zone software installed on it (see
Transferring Images to a Computer without HP Image
Zone Software on page 140). You may be unable to
use this setting with a Windows 98 computer that
does not have the HP Image Zone software installed
on it.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off.
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TV Configuration
This setting allows you to set the format of the video signal
for displaying camera images on a television (TV) that is
connected to the camera with an optional HP Photosmart R-series camera dock.
The default TV Configuration setting depends on the
language and region that you selected when you turned on
the camera for the first time.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121),
select TV Configuration.
2. In the TV Configuration submenu, highlight one of these two
choices:
• NTSC—Used primarily in
North America, parts of
South America, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
• PAL—Used primarily in Europe, Uruguay, Paraguay,
Argentina, and parts of Asia
TIP: If the current setting does not work where you live, try
the other setting.
3. Press the
button to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off. For more information on
connecting the camera to a TV, see the dock User’s Manual.
NOTE: When viewing images on a TV, the rate at which
images are displayed can be affected by the speed of an
optional memory card, or by the quantity and size of
images or video clips being viewed.
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Language
This setting allows you to set the language used in the
camera interface, such as the text in menus.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121),
select
.
2. In the Language sub-menu, use
the
and
buttons to
highlight the language you want
to use.
3. Press the
button to save the
setting and return to the Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again,
even when you turn the camera off.
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Move Images to Card
This option allows you to move images from the internal
memory to an optional memory card that you have installed
(see Install and Format a Memory Card (Optional) on
page 18). This option is available in the Setup Menu if an
optional memory card is installed in the camera and the
internal memory contains at least one image.
1. In the Setup Menu (page 121), highlight Move Images to
Card... and press the
button.
2. A confirmation screen appears in the Image Display.
• If there is room on the memory card for all the images
in internal memory, the confirmation screen asks if you
want to move all the images.
• If only some of the images will fit, the confirmation
screen tells you how many images it can move and
asks if you want to move them.
• If no images can be moved to the memory card, the
confirmation screen displays CARD FULL.
3. To move the images, highlight Yes and press the
button.
NOTE: All images in a panoramic sequence must be moved
together. If there is not enough space to move all the
images in a panoramic sequence from memory to an
optional memory card, none of the images will be moved.
During the move, a progress bar is shown. All of the images
that are successfully moved to the memory card are then
deleted from the camera's internal memory. When the move
is complete, you return to the Setup Menu.
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Reset Settings
This option allows you to reset the camera to the factory
default settings.
1. If you have an optional memory card in the camera,
remove the memory card (see page 18).
2. In the Setup Menu (page 121), select Reset Settings....
3. In the Reset All Settings? sub-menu, highlight one of these
two choices:
• Cancel — Exits the menu without resetting any of the
settings.
• Yes — Resets all camera settings to their default value
in the Capture Menu and Setup Menu (except Date &
Time, Language, TV Configuration, and
USB Configuration).
4. Press the
button to reset settings and return to the
Setup Menu.
5. If you removed an optional memory card in Step 1,
replace the memory card.
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7 Troubleshooting and
Support
This chapter contains information on the following topics:
• Resetting the camera (page 136)
• HP Image Zone software, including system requirements
and HP Image Zone Express (page 137)
• Using the camera without installing the HP Image Zone
software (page 139)
• Possible problems, causes, and solutions (page 145)
• Error messages on the camera (page 160)
• Error messages on the computer (page 172)
• Getting assistance from HP (including web and phone
support) (page 174)
NOTE: For more information about solutions to problems
mentioned here, as well as any other issues you might
have with your camera or the HP Image Zone software,
see the HP Customer Support website: www.hp.com/support.
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Resetting the Camera
If your camera does not respond when you press any
buttons, try resetting the camera as follows:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you have an optional memory card installed, remove it.
(Although removing an optional memory card is not
necessary for performing the reset, it eliminates the
memory card as a possible cause of the problem.)
3. Remove the battery from the camera, and make sure the
HP AC power adapter is not connected to the camera.
4. The Reset switch is in the small
hole located above the battery
slot, as shown. Press the
straightened end of a paper
clip into the Reset switch until
the switch is depressed, and
hold it down for approximately
three seconds, then remove the
paper clip. The camera is now
reset.
5. Reinsert the battery and close the Battery/Memory card
door.
6. After verifying that the camera works without an optional
memory card, reinsert the card if you removed one in
Step 2.
Resetting the camera returns all settings to their factory
defaults. Images stored in memory or on an optional memory
card are retained.
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HP Image Zone Software
The full version of the HP Image Zone software lets you use
HP Instant Share to e-mail images to addresses you specify
(including distribution lists), create online albums, or print
images automatically when you connect your camera to your
computer. You can also transfer and print stitched panorama
images (see pages 115 and 120).
Computer System Requirements
NOTE: The system requirements in this section apply only to
computers using the Windows operating system.
Depending on your computer’s system configuration, the
installation process installs either the full version of the
HP Image Zone software, the HP Image Zone Express
version, or no HP Image Zone software.
• If your computer has Windows 2000 or XP and 128MB
of RAM or more, the installation process installs the full
version of the HP Image Zone software.
• If your computer has Windows 2000 or XP and between
64MB and 128MB of RAM, the installation process
installs the HP Image Zone Express software. See
HP Image Zone Express (Windows Only) on page 138.
• If your computer has Windows 98, 98 SE, or ME and at
least 64MB of RAM, the installation process installs the
HP Image Zone Express software.
• If your computer has less than 64MB of RAM, you cannot
install the HP Image Zone software. You can still use your
camera, but you will not be able to use the HP Instant
Share feature on the camera. See Using Your Camera
without Installing the HP Image Zone Software on
page 139.
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HP Image Zone Express (Windows
Only)
HP Image Zone Express allows you to transfer images from
your camera to your computer. However, it lacks several
features contained in the full version.
• You cannot use the HP Image Zone Express software with
any of the HP Instant Share features on the camera. You
cannot, for example, select images to print and then use
the HP Image Zone software to print those images
automatically. You can, however, select images to print in
the HP Instant Share Menu on the camera and then print
directly to a printer (see Printing Images Directly from the
Camera on page 117). You can also use the HP Instant
Share features available in the HP Image Zone Express
software itself.
• Any images taken in Panorama mode will not be
automatically stitched together when they are transferred
to the computer. Instead, you must transfer the images in
the panorama unstitched and then use a separately
purchased image editing software package to stitch them
together.
• You can transfer video clips to your computer using
HP Image Zone Express. However, you must view them
using another viewer software package.
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Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone
Software
If you do not, or cannot, install the HP Image Zone software
(either the full version or HP Image Zone Express) for some
reason, you can still use your camera to take pictures and
video clips. However, some of the things you can do with the
camera will be affected:
• The HP Instant Share feature depends on the full version
of the HP Image Zone software. If the full version of the
software is not installed on your computer, you will not be
able to use the HP Instant Share feature on the camera.
• The Panorama shooting mode on the camera uses the full
version of the HP Image Zone software to automatically
stitch images together in the computer. Therefore, if the
full version of the software is not installed on your
computer, images taken in Panorama mode will not be
automatically stitched into a panorama when you transfer
the images to your computer. However, you can still use
Panorama mode in the camera to take sequences of
pictures that you want to make into a panoramic image
later. You will simply need to use some other image
stitching software to create the panorama on your
computer.
• Images you have marked for printing using the HP Instant
Share Menu on the camera will not automatically print out
when the camera is connected to the computer. However,
this feature will still work in the following scenarios:
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• When you connect the camera directly to a PictBridgecertified printer.
• If your PictBridge-certified printer has a memory card
slot in it, and if you are using a memory card in your
camera, you can simply remove the memory card from
the camera and insert it in the memory card slot in the
printer.
• The process for transferring images and video clips from
the camera to your computer will be different, since
normally the HP Image Zone software handles this task.
See the following section for details.
Transferring Images to a Computer
without HP Image Zone Software
NOTE: If you have a Windows Me, 2000, or XP system, or a
Mac OS X system, you do not need to read this section.
Simply connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable, and the operating system will launch a program to
help you transfer images (check that your camera USB
Configuration in the Setup Menu is set to Digital Camera,
then simply connect the camera to your computer directly
or via the optional R-series dock).
If you do not, or cannot, install HP Image Zone on your
computer, there are two ways to transfer images from your
camera to the computer: using a memory card reader, or
configuring the camera as a disk drive.
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Using a Memory Card Reader
If you are using a memory card in your camera, you can
simply remove it from the camera and put it in a memory
card reader (purchased separately). The memory card
reader acts just like a floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive. In
addition, some computers and HP Photosmart printers have
memory card slots built into them, and you can use these
memory card slots as you would use a regular memory card
reader to save images to the computer.
Transferring Images to a Windows Computer Using a
Memory Card Reader
1. Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2. Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop,
then select Explore from the menu.
3. A screen appears that shows a list of disk drives under My
Computer. The memory card shows up as a removable
disk drive. Click on the + sign just to the left of the
removable disk.
4. Two directories (folders) appear under the removable
disk. Click on the + sign next to the folder called DCIM,
and a subdirectory for your camera should appear.
When you click on the subdirectory under DCIM, the list
of your images should appear on the right side of the
Explorer screen.
NOTE: You may have more than one folder in your DCIM
directory. If you cannot locate the images, check all the
folders in the DCIM directory.
5. Select all the images (in the Edit pull-down menu click on
Select All), then copy them (in the Edit menu click on
Copy).
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6. Click on the Local Disk under My Computer. You are now
working in your computer's hard disk drive.
7. Create a new folder under Local Disk (go to the File pulldown menu and click on New, then click on Folder. A
folder called New Folder appears in the right side of the
Explorer screen). While the text of this new folder is
highlighted, you can type in a new name (for example,
Pictures). To change the name of the folder later, you can
simply right-click on the folder name, choose Rename
from the menu that appears, then type in the new name.
8. Click on the new folder you just created, then go to the
Edit pull-down menu and click on Paste.
9. The images you copied in Step 5 are pasted into this new
folder on your computer's hard drive. To verify that the
images were successfully transferred from the memory
card, click on the new folder. You should see the same list
of files in that folder that you saw when you looked at
them on the memory card (Step 4).
10. When you have verified that the images were
successfully transferred from the memory card to your
computer, put the card back in your camera. To free up
space on the card, you can either delete the images or
format the card (under the Delete option in the Playback
Menu in the camera).
NOTE: It is recommended that you format the card rather
than delete the images because it will help prevent
corrupted images or cards.
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Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer Using a
Memory Card Reader
1. Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2. Depending on the configuration and/or version of the
Mac operating system you are running, either an
application called Image Capture or one called iPhoto
will launch automatically and guide you through the
process of transferring images from your camera to your
computer.
• If the Image Capture application is launched, click on
either the Download Some or Download All button to
transfer the images to your computer. By default, the
images will be put in the Pictures or Movies folder
(depending on which kind of file they are).
• If the iPhoto application is launched, click on the
Import button to transfer the images to your computer.
The images will be stored in the iPhoto application. So
to access the images later, simply run iPhoto.
• If no application launches automatically or if you want
to copy the images manually, look on the desktop for
a disk drive icon which represents the memory card,
then copy the images from there to your local hard
drive. For more information about how to copy files,
visit Mac help, the help system included with your
computer.
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Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive
You can set up your camera to function as a disk drive when
it is connected to your computer, so you can transfer images
without using the HP Image Zone software.
NOTE: You may be unable to use this method with
Windows 98 computers.
1. Set your camera to act as a Disk Drive (you only need to
do this step once):
a. Turn the camera on, then press the
button, then
use the button to navigate to the Setup Menu .
b. Use the
button to highlight the USB menu option,
then use the
button to select Disk Drive.
c. Use the
button to highlight EXIT, and then press the
button.
2. Connect the camera to your computer using the USB
cable.
3. At this point, the process is the same as described in
Using a Memory Card Reader on page 141. On
Windows computers, the camera will appear as a
removable disk in the Windows Explorer screen. On
Macintosh computers, either the Image Capture or iPhoto
application will launch automatically.
4. When you have finished transferring images from the
camera to the computer, simply disconnect the camera
from the computer. If your computer is running Windows
2000 or XP and you get an Unsafe Removal warning,
disregard the warning.
NOTE: On Macintosh computers, if either Image Capture or
iPhoto do not launch automatically, look on the desktop
for a disk drive icon with the label HP_R717. For more
information about how to copy files, visit Mac help.
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Problems and Solutions
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not turn on.
• The charge in the battery
The battery is
could be low or completely
functioning
drained. Try installing a new
incorrectly, is
or recharged battery.
dead, is
installed
• Ensure that the battery is
incorrectly, inserted correctly (see
is missing, or is
page 13).
the wrong type. • Ensure that you are using the
correct type of battery. For
best results, use only a
rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series
cameras (L1812A/L1812B)
or a disposable Duracell®
CP1 battery.
If you are using
an optional
HP AC power
adapter, it is
not connected
to the camera,
or is not
plugged into a
power outlet.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is connected to the
camera and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The optional
HP AC power
adapter is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is not damaged or
defective and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on
(continued).
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Reset the camera (see
page 136).
The optional
memory card is
not a
supported card
or is corrupted.
Ensure that the memory card is
the proper type for your camera
(see page 203). If the card is the
proper type, remove the memory
card and see if you can turn on
the camera. If you can turn on the
camera with the memory card
removed, then the card is
probably corrupted. Format the
memory card using your
computer. If the camera still does
not turn on, replace the memory
card.
The battery
gauge goes
up and down
frequently.
See Power Indicators on
Different
page 188 for a full explanation.
operating
modes of the
camera require
different power
levels.
I have to
recharge the
Lithium Ion
battery
frequently.
The Lithium Ion
battery has
drained on its
own because it
has not been
used lately.
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A Lithium Ion battery discharges
on its own when not in use and
when not installed in the camera.
So, if you have not used it in two
months or more, it may benefit
from being charged (see
page 183).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I have to
recharge the
Lithium Ion
battery
frequently
(continued).
The Lithium Ion
battery you are
using was
recharged
incorrectly.
A battery that is new or has not
been charged recently must be
recharged to reach full capacity
(see page 183).
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
See Extending Battery Life on
page 184.
The Lithium
Ion battery
will not
charge.
Battery is
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the battery was recently charged.
Try charging it again after it has
drained awhile.
The wrong AC
power adapter
is being used.
Use only the HP AC power
adapter approved for use with
this camera (see page 193).
The battery is
damaged or
bad.
A Lithium Ion battery degrades
over time and can fail. If the
camera detects a problem with
the battery, it will not start
charging or will stop charging
prematurely. Purchase a new
battery (see page 193).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The Lithium
Ion battery
will not
charge
(continued).
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
The camera will not attempt to
charge a battery that may be
damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the battery from the
camera and charge it in the
HP quick recharger for R-series
cameras or the spare battery
charging bay of the dock (both
purchased separately), then try it
in the camera again. If this does
not work, it is likely that the
battery is bad. Purchase a new
Lithium Ion battery and try again
(see page 193).
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button.
The camera is
turned off or
has shut down.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
connected to a
computer.
Most of the camera buttons do
not respond when the camera is
connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn the
Image Display on if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn the Image
Display off if it is on.
The camera is
processing an
image.
Wait until the Power/Memory
light turns solid green, indicating
the camera has completed
processing the previously taken
image.
The battery is
drained.
Replace or recharge the battery.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button
(continued).
The camera
has stopped
operating.
• Reset the camera (if the AC
adapter is connected to the
camera, disconnect it first).
See page 136.
• Reset the camera
• Check to see if the memory
card is defective. If it is
defective, replace the memory
card (see page 18).
• Format the internal memory
and/or the optional memory
card (see page 18).
The camera
needs time to
lock focus and
exposure.
Use Focus Lock (see page 41).
The camera is
using a flash
setting with
Red-eye
Reduction.
It will take longer to take a picture
with Red-eye Reduction. The
shutter is delayed because of the
additional flash. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the
second flash.
The scene is
dark and the
camera is
taking a long
exposure.
• Use the flash.
• If using flash is not possible,
then use a tripod to keep the
camera steady during the
long exposure time.
• Make sure that the Focus
Assist light is set to Auto (see
page 124).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
You did not
press the
Shutter button
hard enough.
Press the Shutter button all the
way down.
The internal
memory or the
optional
memory card
that is installed
is full.
Transfer images from the camera
to your computer, then format the
internal memory or the memory
card (see pages 18 and 96). Or
replace the card with a new one.
The optional
memory card
that is installed
is locked.
Switch the locking tab on the
memory card to the unlocked
position.
The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
The camera is
set to Macro
focus and
cannot take a
picture until it
finds focus.
Re-focus the camera (try using
Focus Lock; see page 41).
Make sure the subject of the
picture is within the Macro (closeup) range (see page 42).
The camera is
still saving the
last picture you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish processing the
last image before taking another
picture.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The charge in
The Image
Display is not the battery is
too low, the
working.
battery is
completely
drained, or the
camera has
stopped
working.
• Replace or recharge the
battery. If the Image Display
does not turn on, remove the
battery and connect to the
HP AC power adapter to see
if the Image Display turns on.
• If the Image Display does not
turn on, reset the camera (see
page 136).
My image is
blurry.
The light is low
and the flash
is set to Flash
Off
or
Night
.
• In dim light, the camera
requires a longer exposure.
Use a tripod to hold the
camera steady, improve
lighting conditions.
• Set the flash to Auto Flash
(see page 47).
• Hold the camera with two
hands as you press the
Shutter button or use a tripod.
Watch for the
icon in the
Image Display (this means
that it is almost impossible to
hold steady, and you must use
a tripod).
The camera
was set to the
wrong focus
setting for the
scene.
Set the camera to Macro
,
Normal, or Infinity
focus
and try taking the picture again
(see page 42).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
blurry
(continued).
The subject
moved or you
moved the
camera while
taking the
picture.
• Set the flash to Auto Flash
or Flash On
and set the
shooting mode to Action
• Hold the camera with two
hands as you press the
Shutter button or use a tripod.
Watch for the
icon in the
Image Display (this means
that it is almost impossible to
hold steady, and you must use
a tripod).
• Make sure the focus brackets
The camera
turn green before taking the
focused on the
picture (see pages 39 and
wrong thing, or
41).
was unable to
focus.
• Use Focus Lock (see
page 41).
My image is
too bright.
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The flash
provided too
much light.
• Turn the flash off (see
page 47).
• Move back from the subject
and use the zoom to get the
same framing.
A natural or
artificial source
other than the
flash provided
too much light.
• Try taking the picture from a
different angle.
• Avoid pointing the camera
directly toward a bright light
or reflective surface on a
sunny day.
• Decrease the EV
Compensation (see page 63).
• Use AE Bracketing (see
page 79).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too bright
(continued).
The scene had
many dark
objects, such
as a black
object on a
dark
background.
Decrease the EV Compensation
(see page 63).
The Display
Brightness
needs to be
adjusted.
Set the Display Brightness to Low
or Medium in the Setup Menu
(see page 122).
You used EV
Compensation
when you
should not
have.
Set EV Compensation to 0.0 (see
page 63).
There was not
enough light.
• Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve.
• Add indirect lighting.
• Use the flash (see page 47).
• Adjust the EV Compensation
(see page 63).
• Use AE Bracketing (see
page 79).
• Use Adaptive Lighting (see
page 64).
The Display
Brightness
needs to be
adjusted.
Set the Display Brightness to
Medium in the Setup Menu.
My image is
too dark.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark
(continued).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
page 202). If not, try using the
Flash Off
setting (see
page 47), which will require a
longer exposure (use a tripod), or
use Adaptive Lighting (see
page 64).
A light is
behind the
subject.
• Use the Flash On
setting
(see page 47), or use
Adaptive Lighting (see
page 64) to brighten the
subject.
• Use the Spot setting for AE
Metering (see page 76).
The scene had
many lightcolored
objects, such
as a white
object on a
light
background.
Increase the EV Compensation
(see page 63).
The ISO Speed
setting was too
high.
Use a lower ISO Speed setting
(see page 78).
There was not
enough light.
• Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve.
My image is
grainy.
• Add indirect lighting.
• Use the flash (see page 47).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
grainy
(continued).
The camera
was too warm
when the
picture was
taken. The
camera may
have been on
for a long time
or had been
stored in a hot
location. As the
camera gets
hotter, images
you take may
have more
noise in them,
resulting in
more
graininess.
The effect will diminish as the
camera cools. For best image
quality, avoid storing the camera
in very hot locations. If the
camera is warm after using it for
a long time, consider turning off
the Image Display to minimize
heating.
The image
compression of
the Image
Quality setting
(4MP
,
2MP
, or
VGA
)
was too high.
Use an Image Quality setting with
compression (see
page 71).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Images are
missing on
my camera.
You installed a
memory card
after taking
one or more
images. When
you install a
memory card,
images in
internal
memory are
not visible
Move the images from the
internal memory to the memory
card (see page 132).
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
The date and/
or time was set
incorrectly or
the time zone
has changed.
Reset the date and time by using
the Date & Time option in the
Setup Menu (see page 128).
The Power/
Memory light
is on but my
camera
seems stuck
and won’t
operate
properly.
The camera
may have
experienced a
transient
problem.
Reset the camera (see
page 136).
The camera
responds
very
sluggishly
when trying
to review
images.
A slow optional See Storage on page 203 and
memory card
Memory Capacity on page 207
(like an MMC for tips about memory cards.
card) can
affect
processing
times.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
has a rattling
noise when I
shake it.
This is normal.
There is an
electronic
component that
senses the
orientation of
the camera
when you take
pictures. This
component
uses a small
ball inside a
metal fixture
and will rattle
when shaken.
The camera
gets warm
(or even hot)
to the touch.
You are using
the HP AC
power adapter
to power the
camera or to
charge the
battery in the
camera, or you
have been
using the
camera for a
prolonged
period of time
(15 minutes or
longer).
This is normal. However, if
anything seems out of the
ordinary, turn off the camera,
unplug the camera from the
HP AC power adapter, and allow
the camera to cool. Then examine
the camera and the battery for
signs of possible damage.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My camera
stalls when
establishing
a connection
to the
computer.
The USB cable
is not inserted
far enough into
the camera or
computer.
Ensure that the USB cable is
properly connected to the camera
and computer. If that does not fix
the problem, try connecting the
USB cable to another USB port
on the computer.
The camera
has a firmware
problem.
• Turn the camera off, then on
again. If that does not fix the
problem, reset the camera
(see page 136).
• If the problem persists, contact
HP Support (see page 174).
The HP Image
Zone software
is not installed
on the
computer.
Either install the HP Image Zone
software (see page 20), or see
Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone
Software on page 139.
I cannot
transfer
images from
the camera to
my computer.
The computer is Set your camera to act as a Disk
Drive (see page 144).
unable to
understand the
Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP)
standard.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
• Refer to the computer
requirements (page 137).
• Refer to the HP Customer
Support website:
www.hp.com/support
I am having a
problem
installing or
using the
HP Image
Zone
software.
I receive an
error
message
when
transferring
images to my
computer.
A power surge
or electro-static
discharge may
have
interrupted the
transfer.
Close the HP Image Zone Transfer
software, disconnect the camera
from the computer (or remove it
from the camera dock), and reset
the camera (see page 136).
Then, restart the image transfer
process (see page 115).
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Error Messages on the Camera
Message
Possible cause
Solution
BATTERY
DEPLETED.
Battery power is
too low to
continue
operation.
Replace or recharge the
battery, or use the HP AC
power adapter.
Battery is too low
for Live View.
Battery power is
to low to use Live
View. This
message appears
sooner with a
disposable
Duracell® CP1
battery than with
a rechargeable
Lithium Ion
battery.
You can still take pictures
and video clips, just use
the optical viewfinder
instead of the Image
Display. To use Live View,
replace the disposable
Duracell® CP1 battery,
or recharge the Lithium Ion
battery, or use the optional
AC adapter.
Battery cannot be
charged
Either an error
occurred during
charging, an AC
power disruption
occurred during
charging, the
wrong AC power
adapter is being
used, battery is
defective, or no
battery is
installed in the
camera.
Retry charging the battery
a couple of times. If that
fails, purchase a new
battery and try again (see
page 193).
Battery is
defective.
Battery is shorted
or severely
overdischarged.
Purchase a new battery
(see page 193).
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Battery is nonrechargeable
There is no
battery in the
camera, or the
battery is not
rechargeable.
Verify that there is a
rechargeable battery in
the camera, then retry
charging the battery a
couple of times. If that
fails, purchase a new
battery and try again (see
page 193).
Battery is nonrechargeable or
fully charged
There is no
battery in the
camera, or the
battery is not
rechargeable, or
the battery is
fully-charged.
• If the battery is a
disposable Duracell®
CP1 battery, replace it
with a rechargeable
Lithium Ion battery.
• If the battery is a
Lithium Ion battery, it is
fully charged and you
can begin using the
camera.
PROCESSING...
The camera is
processing data,
such as saving
the last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish
processing before taking
another picture or pressing
another button.
CHARGING
FLASH...
The camera is
recharging the
flash.
It takes longer to charge
the flash when the battery
is low. If you see this
message a lot, you may
need to replace or
recharge the battery.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
FOCUS TOO FAR
and blinking
The focus
distance is
beyond where
the camera can
focus in the
Macro
focus
range.
• Select a focus range
other than Macro
(see page 42).
• Move closer to the
subject, within Macro
focus range (see
page 42).
FOCUS TOO
CLOSE and
blinking
The focus
distance is closer
than the camera
can focus in the
Macro
focus
range.
Move farther away from
the subject, within Macro
focus range (see
page 42).
LOW LIGHT UNABLE TO
FOCUS
The scene is too
dark and the
camera cannot
focus.
• Add an external light
source.
• Use Focus Lock (see
page 41). Point at a
part of the scene that is
brighter.
• Make sure the Focus
Assist light is set to
Auto (see page 124).
UNABLE TO
FOCUS and
blinking
The camera
cannot find focus
in the Macro
focus range,
possibly due to
low contrast.
• Use Focus Lock (see
page 41). Point at a
part of the scene that is
brighter or has a high
contrast edge.
• Make sure the subject
is within Macro
range (see page 42).
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
(camera shake The light is low
warning)
and the image is
likely to be blurry
due to the long
exposure
required.
Use the flash (see
page 47), set the camera
on a stable surface, or use
a tripod.
The card is
locked. Please
remove the card
from your
camera.
When trying to
configure your
HP Instant Share
Menu, the
optional memory
card that is
installed is
locked.
With the camera turned
off, switch the locking tab
on the memory card to the
unlocked position or
simply remove the card
from the camera and
continue the HP Instant
Share task.
CARD IS
UNREADABLE
The camera is
having trouble
reading the
optional memory
card that is
installed. Like
other types of
media, memory
cards are subject
to failure. The
card may be
corrupted or an
unsupported
type.
• Try turning the camera
off and then back on.
• Try re-formatting the
memory card using the
Format (Memory/Card)
option in the Delete
sub-menu of the
Playback Menu (see
page 96).
• Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type
for your camera (see
page 203). If it is the
proper type, try
formatting it. If it will
not format, it is
probably corrupted.
Replace the memory
card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
CARD LOCKED
The optional
memory card that
is installed is
locked.
With the camera turned
off, remove the memory
card from the camera and
switch the locking tab on
the card to the unlocked
position.
UNSUPPORTED
CARD
The optional
memory card that
is installed in the
memory slot is
not a supported
memory card.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera (see
page 203).
MEMORY FULL
or
CARD FULL
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images in
internal memory
or on the
optional memory
card that is
installed.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see
page 96). Or replace the
card with a new one.
Memory too full
to record audio. or Card too full to
record audio.
There is
insufficient room
to record audio
in internal
memory or on the
optional memory
card that is
installed.
Transfer images, video
clips, and/or audio files
from the camera to your
computer, then delete
enough files in internal
memory or on the memory
card to make enough
room for the audio
recording (see page 96).
Or replace the card with a
new one.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
No images on
card.
There are no
images on the
optional memory
card.
• If you think you are
missing images,
remove the memory
card and check
internal memory for the
images.
• Take some images.
ERROR SAVING
VIDEO or ERROR SAVING
IMAGE
• Check to see if the tab
The optional
on the edge of the
memory card that
memory card is fully in
is installed was
the unlocked position.
half-locked or
was removed
• Always wait until the
before the
Power/Memory light
camera finished
stops blinking before
writing to the
removing the card from
card.
the camera.
CARD IS
UNFORMATTED
The optional
memory card that
is installed needs
to be formatted.
Format the memory card
by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (remove the card
from the camera if you do
not want it to be
formatted). Formatting the
memory card will delete
all files on the card.
Replace the memory card.
Unable to format. The optional
memory card that
is installed is
corrupted.
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Message
Possible cause
CARD HAS
The optional
WRONG FORMAT memory card that
is installed is
formatted for a
different device,
such as an MP3
player.
Solution
Re-format the memory card
by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (remove the card
from the camera if you do
not want it to be reformatted). Formatting the
memory card will delete
all files on the card.
Cannot display
image.
<filename>
• The image may be
Possibly an
okay. Transfer the
image taken with
image to your
another camera
computer and try
or a corrupt
opening it with the
image file caused
HP Image Zone
by the camera
software.
not shutting down
properly.
• Do not remove the
memory card when the
camera is turned on.
No devices are
connected to the
camera dock.
The camera may
not be properly
seated in the
dock or the
cables may not
be firmly
connected.
Make sure the camera is
properly inserted into dock
and check the USB cable
connectors at both the
dock and printer,
computer, or television.
No printable
images in
memory.
or
No printable
images on card.
The camera has
no still images.
Video clips
cannot be printed
directly from the
camera.
Disconnect the camera
from the printer, then take
still images before
reconnecting the camera
to the printer.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot print
video clips.
You tried to select If your printer supports
printing video clips,
a video clip for
transfer the video clip to
printing.
your computer and print
them from your computer.
Card full. Camera
cannot save
Share selections.
or Memory full.
Camera cannot
save Share
selections.
There is not
enough room in
memory or on an
optional memory
card to save your
HP Instant Share
share selections
back to the
camera.
Transfer images, video
clips, and/or audio files
from the camera to your
computer, then delete all
files in internal memory or
on the memory card (see
page 96). Or replace the
card with a new one.
Insufficient space
on card to rotate
image. or
Insufficient space
in memory to
rotate image.
There is
insufficient room
in internal
memory or on the
optional memory
card to rotate the
image.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see
page 96). Then rotate the
image using the HP Image
Zone software or another
image editing package.
Insufficient space
on card to save
updated image. or
Insufficient space
in memory to
save updated
image.
There is
insufficient room
in internal
memory or on the
optional memory
card to save the
image after redeye removal.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see
page 96). Then remove
red-eye from the image
using the HP Image Zone
software.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
The image is too
large to magnify.
The image was
taken with
another camera.
Transfer the image to your
computer and view it using
the HP Image Zone
software.
The image is too
large to rotate.
The image was
taken with
another camera.
Transfer the image to your
computer and rotate it
using the HP Image Zone
software.
Unknown image The camera
could not
error. Unable to
complete request. complete the
image
modification you
requested.
• Try modifying the
image again.
• If the same message
displays, transfer the
image to your
computer and modify it
using the HP Image
Zone software.
Camera has
experienced an
error.
or
Camera has
experienced an
error and is
shutting down.
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The camera may
have experienced
a transient
problem.
Turn the camera off, if it is
on, and then on again. If
that does not fix the
problem, try resetting the
camera (see page 136). If
the problem persists, note
the error code and then
call HP Support (see
page 174).
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Unsupported USB
cable
Your camera
dock is
connected to a
printer using the
wrong type of
cable, or the
printer is not a
PictBridgecertified printer.
Use the USB cable that
came with this camera.
The larger, flat end
connector on the cable
(see page 117) should
connect to the printer,
usually on the front of the
printer. If your printer does
not have a connector for
this type of USB cable
connection, then it is not a
PictBridge-certified printer,
and it is not a supported
printer with your camera.
The printer must have the
official PictBridge logo
.
Selected print size Print size is too
large for the
is larger than
paper size.
selected paper
size.
Press the
button on
the camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a print size that
matches the paper size.
Or select a larger paper
size and load larger paper
into the printer.
Paper error.
• Examine the paper
tray. If it is empty, refill
it.
• Examine the paper
path for a paper jam. If
you find one, clear it.
The paper tray
may be empty or
there may be a
paper jam.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Printer is out of
paper.
The printer is out
of paper.
Load paper into the
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer.
Paper is not
loaded correctly
in the printer.
Realign paper and try
Paper is not
aligned correctly printing again.
in the paper tray.
Printer has a
paper jam.
Paper has
jammed in the
printer.
Turn off the printer.
Completely clear the
paper jam, then turn the
printer back on.
The selected
combination of
paper type and
paper size is not
supported.
The paper type
and/or size in
the printer is not
supported.
Load the printer with
paper whose type and
size is supported.
There is a
problem with the
printer’s ink.
The ink cartridge
may be low, or
the ink cartridge
type may not be
supported for the
printer.
Replace the ink cartridge
with a supported cartridge
type.
Printer is out of
ink.
The printer has
run out of ink.
Replace the ink cartridge.
Low ink.
The printer
cartridge is
running low on
ink.
Replace the ink cartridge.
You may be able to print
some images using the
current cartridge, but their
color and quality may not
be of high quality.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Printer error.
There is a
problem with the
printer.
Turn the printer off, then on
again. Press the
button on the camera.
Complete the print request
again.
There is no
Unable to
communicate with connection
between the
printer.
camera and
printer.
• Check that the printer
is turned on.
• Make sure the cable is
connected between the
printer and the camera
or the optional
HP Photosmart R-series
dock. If that does not
work, turn off the
camera and disconnect
it from the USB cable.
Turn the printer off and
then on again. Reconnect the camera
and turn it on.
Printer top cover
is open.
The printer is
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
Incorrect or
missing print
head.
The print head is
the incorrect
model or is
missing.
Install a new print head,
turn the printer off, then
turn it back on.
Printer ink cover
is open.
The printer ink
cover is open.
Close the ink cover.
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge.
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
Install a new printer
cartridge, turn the printer
off, then turn it back on.
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Error Messages on the Computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
The computer
needs to access
files in memory
during
HP Instant Share
setup. But either
the internal
memory is full,
or if an optional
memory card is
installed, the
card is either full
or locked.
If internal memory or the
optional memory card is
full, transfer the images to
a computer (see
page 117) and then
delete the images from the
camera to free-up space
(see page 96). If the
optional memory card is
locked, unlock it by
switching the locking tab
on the card to the
unlocked position.
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the camera
directly to a PictBridgecertified printer, and print
an image. This will verify
that the optional memory
card, USB connection, and
the USB cable are
functioning correctly.
The cable is not
connected
correctly.
Make sure that the cable is
firmly connected to the
computer and camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
The camera is
set to the Digital
Camera setting
in the USB
Configuration
sub-menu of the
Setup Menu, but
the computer
cannot
recognize the
camera as a
digital camera.
Change the USB
Configuration setting to
Disk Drive in the Setup
Menu (see page 129).
This allows the camera to
appear as another disk
drive on the computer so
that you can easily copy
the image files from the
camera to the computer
hard drive.
The camera is
connected to the
computer
through a USB
hub, and your
USB hub is not
compatible with
the camera.
Connect the camera
directly to a USB port on
the computer.
Press the Save/Print button
You are using
on the dock.
the
HP Photosmart Rseries dock and
forgot to press
the Save/Print
button.
Switch the locking tab on
The optional
the memory card to the
memory card
that is installed is unlocked position.
locked.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
The USB
connection
failed.
Reboot the computer.
Could Not Send
To Service
The computer is
not connected to
the Internet.
Make sure your computer
is online.
Communication
Problem
Other HP Instant Close the other HP Instant
Share program.
Share software
is running with
exclusive access
to your camera.
Getting Assistance
This section contains support information for your digital
camera, including support website information, an
explanation of the support process, and support phone
numbers.
HP Accessibility Website
Customers with disabilities can get help by visiting
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv.
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HP Photosmart Website
Visit www.hp.com/photosmart for the following information:
•
•
•
•
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
HP digital camera driver updates and software
Register your product
Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates,
and support alerts
Support Process
The HP support process works most effectively if you perform
the following steps in the order specified:
1. Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual
(see Problems and Solutions on page 145).
2. Access the HP Customer Care website for support. If you
have access to the Internet, you can obtain a wide range
of information about your digital camera. Visit the
HP website for product help, drivers, and software
updates at www.hp.com/support.
Customer Support is available in the following languages:
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese, Korean. (Danish, Finnish, and
Norwegian support information is available in English
only.)
3. Access HP e-support. If you have access to the Internet,
connect with HP via e-mail by going to:
www.hp.com/support. You will receive a personal reply
from an HP Customer Support technician. E-mail support
is available in the languages listed at that website.
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4. (US and Canadian customers, skip this step and go on to
Step 5.) Contact your local HP dealer. If your digital
camera has a hardware failure, take it to your local
HP dealer for a solution. Service is free during your
digital camera’s limited warranty period.
5. Contact HP Customer Care for support by phone. Please
consult the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support. As a part of HP’s continuing
efforts to improve phone support information services, we
advise you to check the HP website on a regular basis for
new information regarding service features and delivery.
If you cannot solve the problem using the above options,
call HP while you are in front of your computer and
digital camera. For faster service, please be prepared to
provide the following information:
• The digital camera’s model number (on the front of the
camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (on the bottom of
the camera)
• The computer’s operating system and available RAM
• The version of the HP software (on the CD label)
• Messages displayed at the time the situation occurred
The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject
to change without notice.
Telephone support is free for one year from the date of
purchase for: Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America,
Middle East, and United States.
Telephone support is free for one year from date of purchase
throughout most of Europe. It is free for two years from the
date of purchase for the following countries in Europe: Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, and Portugal.
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Phone Support in the United States and
Canada
Support is available both during and after the warranty
period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call 1-(800)-474-6836 (1-800-HP invent).
HP Total Care phone support is available 24x7 in English
(United States and Canada), Spanish (United States only),
and French (United States and Canada). (Days and hours of
support may change without notice.)
After the warranty period, call 1-(800)-474-6836
(1-800-HP invent). A service charge will be required, which
will be charged to your credit card. If you think your
HP product needs service, please call HP Total Care and a
Total Care Representative will help you determine your
service options.
Phone Support in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
HP Customer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support
Algeria
+213 61 56 45 43
Austria
+43 1 86332 1000 0810-001000 (in-country)
Bahrain
800 171 (in-country toll-free)
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Belgium
070 300 005 (Dutch) 070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic
+420 261307310
Denmark
+45 70 202 845
Egypt
+20 2 532 5222
Finland
+358 (0)203 66 767
France
+33 (0)892 69 60 22 (Euro 0.34/minute)
Germany
+49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/minute)
Greece
+30 210 6073603 (international number) 801 11 22 55 47 (in-country) 800 9 2649 (toll-free from Cyprus to Athens)
Hungary
+36 1 382 1111
Ireland
1890 923 902
Israel
+972 (0) 9 830 4848
Italy
848 800 871
Luxembourg
900 40 006 (French) 900 40 007 (German)
Middle East
+971 4 366 2020 (international number)
Morocco
+212 22 404747
Netherlands
0900 2020 165 (Euro 0.10/minute)
Nigeria
+234 1 3204 999
Norway
+47 815 62 070
Poland
+48 22 5666 000
Portugal
808 201 492
Romania
+40 (21) 315 4442
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Russian Federation +7 095 7973520 (Moscow) +7 812 3467997 (St. Petersburg)
Saudi Arabia
800 897 1444 (in-country toll-free)
Slovakia
+421 2 50222444
South Africa
086 0001030 (Republic of South Africa) +27 11 2589301 (international number)
Spain
902 010 059
Sweden
+46 (0)77 120 4765
Switzerland
0848 672 672 (German, French, Italian— Peak time 0.08 CHF/Outside peak 0.04
CHF)
Tunisia
+216 71 89 12 22
Turkey
+90 216 579 71 71
Ukraine
+7 (380 44) 4903520 (Kiev)
United Arab
Emirates
800 4520 (in-country toll-free)
United Kingdom
+44 (0)870 010 4320
West Africa
+351 213 17 63 80 (French-speaking
countries only)
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Other Phone Support Worldwide
HP Customer Care phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Argentina
(54)11-4778-8380 or 0-810-555-5520
Australia
1300 721 14 (during the warranty
period)
1902 910 910 (after the warranty
period)
Brazil
0800-15-7751 or 11-3747-7799
Canada
1-800-474-6836 (905-206-4663 from within local
Mississauga calling area)
Chile
800-360-999
China
+86 (21) 3881 4518
Colombia
01-800-51-HP-INVENT
Costa Rica
0-800-011-4114 or 1-800-711-2884
Ecuador
999-119 (Andinatel) +1-800-711-2884 (Andinatel) 1-800-225-528 (Pacifitel) +1-800-711-2884 (Pacifitel)
Guatemala
1-800-999-5105
Hong Kong SAR
+852 2802 4098
India
1 600 447737
Indonesia
+62 (21) 350 3408
Jamaica
1-800-711-2884
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Japan
0570 000 511 (inside Japan) +81 3 3335 9800 (outside Japan)
Korea, Republic of
+82 1588-3003
Malaysia
1 800 805 405
Mexico
01-800-472-6684 or (55)5258-9922
New Zealand
+64 (9) 356 6640
Panama
001-800-711-2884
Peru
0-800-10111
Philippines
+63 (2) 867 3551
Republica Dominicana 1-800-711-2884
Singapore
+65 6272 5300
Taiwan
+886 0 800 010055
Thailand
+66 (0)2 353 9000
Trinidad & Tobago
1-800-711-2884
United States
+1 (800) 474-6836
Venezuela
0-800-4746-8368
Vietnam
+84 88234530
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A Managing Batteries
Your camera uses either a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07
Lithium Ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series cameras
(L1812A/L1812B), or a disposable Duracell® CP1 battery.
Top Points About Batteries
• New rechargeable batteries are shipped partially
charged. Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries must be fully
charged before first use or if unused for more than 2
months.
• If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than two months), HP recommends
that you remove the battery unless you are using a
rechargeable battery and are leaving the camera docked
or connected to an HP AC power adapter.
• When inserting the battery in the camera, always be sure
to orient the battery as directed by the markings in the
battery compartment. If the battery is inserted improperly,
the compartment door may close but the camera will not
operate.
• You might notice that occasionally the battery gauge will
fluctuate with the same battery. This occurs because some
operating modes, such as Live View or video recording,
consume more power than other modes. This will cause
the battery gauge to indicate that your battery level is
lower, because battery operating time in those modes is
shorter. When you switch to a mode that requires less
power, like Playback, the battery gauge may go up,
indicating that there is more operating time left in the
battery if you stay in that mode.
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Extending Battery Life
Here are some tips for extending battery life:
• Turn off the Image Display and use the viewfinder instead
when framing pictures and video. Leave the Image
Display off whenever possible.
• Change the Live View at Power On setting in the Setup
Menu to Live View Off, so that your camera does not
power on in Live View (see Live View at Power On on
page 127).
• Change the Display Brightness setting in the Setup Menu
to Low, so that the Image Display consumes less power
when in Live View (see Display Brightness on page 122).
• Minimize the use of flash by setting your camera to Auto
Flash, instead of Flash On (see Setting the Flash on
page 47).
• Use optical zoom only when necessary to minimize
moving the lens (see Optical Zoom on page 45).
• Minimize unnecessary power cycling. If you expect to
average more than two pictures every five minutes, leave
the camera on with the Image Display off, rather than
turning off the camera after each shot. This minimizes the
number of times the lens must extend and retract.
• Use the HP AC power adapter or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock when the camera will be on for extended
periods of time, such as when you transfer images to your
computer or when printing.
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Safety Precautions for Using Batteries
• Do not place the battery in fire or heat the battery.
• Do not connect the positive terminal and the negative
terminal of the battery to each other with any metal object
(such as wire).
• Do not carry or store the battery together with coins,
necklaces, hairpins, or other metal objects. Placing a
Lithium Ion battery with coins is especially dangerous to
the user! To avoid injury, do not drop this battery into a
change-filled pocket.
• Do not pierce the battery with nails, strike the battery with
a hammer, step on the battery, or otherwise subject it to
strong impacts or shocks.
• Do not solder directly onto the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to water or salt water, or allow
the battery to get wet.
• Do not disassemble or modify the battery. The battery
contains safety and protection devices, which, if
damaged, may cause the battery to generate heat,
explode, or ignite.
• Immediately discontinue use of the battery if, while using,
charging, or storing the battery, the battery emits an
unusual smell, feels excessively hot (note that it is normal
for the battery to feel warm), changes color or shape, or
appears abnormal in any other way.
• In the event the battery leaks and the fluid gets into one’s
eye, do not rub the eye. Rinse well with water and
immediately seek medical care. If left untreated, the
battery fluid could cause damage to the eye.
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Performance per Battery Type
The following table shows the approximate number of shots
under light, heavy, and average use conditions for the
rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery and the
disposable Duracell® CP1 battery:
Type of use
Lithium
Ion
CP1
Most economical if you take more than 30
pictures per month
Good
Fair
Most economical if you take fewer than
30 pictures per month
Good
Good
Heavy use of flash, frequent pictures
Good
Fair
Heavy use of video
Good
Fair
Heavy use of Live View
Good
Fair
Overall battery life
Good
Good
Low temperature/winter use
Fair
Fair
Infrequent use (without dock)
Fair
Good
Infrequent use (with dock)
Good
Good
Spare battery (for long-term storage)
Poor
Good
Want to recharge battery
Yes
No
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Number of Shots per Battery Type
The following table shows the minimum, maximum, and
average number of shots that may be obtained using the
rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery and the
disposable Duracell® CP1 battery.
Battery type
Minimum
number of
shots
Maximum
number of
shots
Approximate number
of shots under
average use
Lithium Ion
104
234
180
CP1
81
171
117
In the above table, please note that in all cases, four pictures
are taken per session with at least a 5 minute break between
sessions. In addition:
• The minimum number of shots is obtained with extensive
use of Live View (30 seconds per picture) and Playback
(15 seconds per picture), and Flash On.
• The maximum number of shots is obtained with minimal
use of Live View (10 seconds per picture) and Playback
(4 seconds per picture). Flash is used on 25% of shots.
• The average number of shots is obtained with Live View
used at 15 seconds per picture and Playback used for 8
seconds per picture. Flash is used on 50% of shots.
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Power Indicators
The following battery levels may be displayed on the status
screen, in Live View, in Playback, and when the camera is
connected to a computer or printer.
Icon
Description
Battery has more than 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 30 to 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 10 to 30 percent energy remaining.
Battery level is low. Camera will power down soon.
Live View is disabled.
Blinking
Battery is depleted. Camera will proceed to power
down.
Camera is operating on AC power (with a nonrechargeable battery or no battery installed).
Animated Camera is operating on AC power and is charging
battery the battery.
filling up
Camera has successfully completed battery charging
and is operating on AC power.
• When using the disposable Duracell® CP1 battery, you
may get more shots after the battery level reaches low
than you get with the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
• The battery gauge is most accurate after a few minutes of
use. When the camera is turned off, the battery recovers
and the initial gauge reading when the camera is turned
on again may not be as accurate as that obtained after a
few minutes of use.
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• If the camera is without a battery for a prolonged period,
the clock may be reset to the last date and time at which
the camera was turned off. You may be prompted to
update the date and time the next time you power on the
camera.
Recharging the Lithium Ion Battery
The rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery can
be recharged in the camera when the camera is connected
to the HP AC power adapter or optional HP Photosmart Rseries dock. The Lithium Ion battery can also be recharged
with the optional HP Photosmart battery quick recharger or
in the spare battery bay of the HP Photosmart R-series dock.
See Appendix B, Purchasing Camera Accessories, starting
on page 193.
The following table shows the average time it takes to
recharge a battery that has been fully discharged,
depending on where the battery is being charged. The table
also notes the signal you will see when the battery has been
recharged.
Where battery
is charged
Average
charge time
Signal when charging has
completed
In camera with
HP AC power
adapter connected
or while camera is
in the dock
4-6 hours
Power/Memory light on
camera turns off, or the Power
light on the dock turns on
solid green. On the Image
Display of the camera, the
battery gauge changes to
.
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Where battery
is charged
Average
charge time
Signal when charging has
completed
In battery bay of
dock
2.5-3.5 hours Spare battery light on dock
stops blinking and turns on
In HP quick
recharger
1 hour
Light on quick recharger turns
green
When the HP AC adapter is used to charge the battery and
the camera is off, the Power/Memory light on the back of the
camera will blink during charging. When the dock is used,
the dock light will blink. When the quick recharger is used,
the light on the quick recharger will be yellow to indicate
recharging.
If you will not be using your camera immediately after
charging the battery, we recommend that you leave the
camera in the dock or plugged in to the HP AC adapter. The
camera will top off the battery periodically to ensure that the
camera is always ready for use.
Some things to keep in mind when using a Lithium Ion
battery are as follows:
• The first time that you use a new Lithium Ion battery, be
sure that you fully charge it before using it in the camera.
• A Lithium Ion battery discharges when not in use, whether
it is installed in a camera or not. If a Lithium Ion battery
has not been used for more than two months, recharge it
before using it again. Even if you are not using your
battery, it is a good idea to charge it every six months to
a year to prolong its useful life.
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• The performance of all rechargeable batteries, including
Lithium Ion, will degrade over time, especially if they are
stored and used at high temperatures. If battery life has
become unacceptably reduced over time, replace the
battery with an HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras (L1812A/L1812B).
• The camera, the dock, or the quick recharger may be
warm while operating and charging a Lithium Ion battery.
This is normal.
• A Lithium Ion battery can be left in the camera, the dock,
or the quick recharger for any period of time without
harm to the battery or the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger. Always store charged batteries in a cool
location.
Safety Precautions for Recharging
Lithium Ion Batteries
• Do not charge any other battery than the HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery in the camera, the dock, or the
quick recharger.
• Insert the Lithium Ion battery in the correct orientation in
the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
• Use the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger in a dry
location only.
• Do not charge a Lithium Ion battery in a hot location,
such as in direct sunlight or near a fire.
• When recharging a Lithium Ion battery, do not cover the
camera, the dock, or the quick recharger in any way.
• Do not operate the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger if the Lithium Ion battery appears damaged in
any way.
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191
• Do not disassemble the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger.
• Unplug the HP AC power adapter or the quick recharger
from the electrical outlet before cleaning the power
adapter or quick recharger.
• After extensive use, the Lithium Ion battery may begin to
swell. If it becomes difficult to insert the battery into or
remove the battery from the camera, the dock, or the
quick recharger, discontinue use of the battery and
replace it with a new one. Please recycle the old battery.
Sleep Time-out for Power
Conservation
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off
automatically if there is no button activity for one minute.
When the camera is in this sleep state, pressing any button
will wake up the camera again; the button pressed will
determine what appears in the Image Display. If no buttons
are pressed during the sleep state, the camera will turn off
after an additional 5 minutes, unless it is connected to a
computer, printer, or HP AC power adapter.
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B Purchasing Camera
Accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera.
For information on your HP R717 and compatible
accessories, go to:
• www.hp.com/photosmart (US)
• www.hp.ca/photosmart (Canada)
• www.hp.com (all other countries)
To purchase accessories, visit your local retailer or order
online at:
•
•
•
•
www.hpshopping.com (US)
www.hpshopping.ca (Canada)
www.hp.com/eur/hpoptions (Europe)
www.hp.com/apac/homeandoffice (Asia Pacific)
Below are some accessories for this digital camera. These
camera accessories may not be available in all regions.
• HP Photosmart R-series dock—
C8887A/C8887B
Charge your camera battery plus
a spare in the extra charging bay,
so your camera is always ready to
go. Transfer photos easily to your
computer, send photo e-mails via HP Instant Share, or
print photos at the touch of a button. Connect to your TV
and view photo slideshows with the remote control.
Purchasing Camera Accessories
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Includes a dock with extra charging bay for a Lithium Ion battery, a remote control, a rechargeable
HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery, an audio/video
cable, a USB cable, and an HP AC power adapter
(North America only).
• HP Photosmart Quick Recharge Kit for HP Photosmart R-series cameras—L1810A/L1810B
Quick recharging of the Lithium Ion battery, plus
protection for your HP Photosmart R-series camera.
Includes all you need to provide a home away from home
for your camera: a recharger, a camera case, a travel
pouch, and a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium
Ion battery.
• Rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras—L1812A/L1812B
High-capacity battery that can be recharged hundreds of times.
• HP Photosmart 3.3V AC power adapter for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras—C8912B/C8912C
This is the only power adapter supported for use with Rseries cameras.
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• HP Photosmart SD memory cards
(For important information about supported types of
memory cards, see Storage on page 203.)
• HP Photosmart 64MB SD memory card—L1872A/
L1872B
• HP Photosmart 128MB SD memory card—L1873A/
L1873B
• HP Photosmart 256MB SD memory card—L1874A/
L1874B
• HP Photosmart 512MB SD memory card—L1875A/
L1875B
• HP Photosmart 1GB SD memory card—L1876A/
L1876B
• HP Photosmart premium case for HP Photosmart R-series
cameras—L1811A
Protect your HP Photosmart R-series camera with this
padded leather case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras,
the case features a storage pouch for memory cards,
extra batteries, and more.
• HP Photosmart black camera case—Q6216A
Protect your HP Photosmart R-series camera with this
black sport case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras, the
case features a neck strap and belt loop, zippered
closure, SD card organizer, and two storage pockets.
• HP Photosmart R-series camera case—Q6213A
Protect your HP Photosmart R-series camera with this
padded black case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras,
the case features a velcro closure and zippered storage
pouch for SD cards.
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• HP Photosmart silver camera case—Q6217A
Protect your HP Photosmart R-series camera with this
padded silver case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras,
the case features a neck strap and belt loop, and a
unique SD card organizer.
• www.casesonline.com—Go to www.casesonline.com to
design your own custom case to fit your HP Photosmart R-series camera. Choose the style, material, and color for
your camera case.
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C Caring for Your Camera
Taking some basic precautions when using your camera will
enhance your digital camera experience.
Basic Camera Care
You should take some basic precautions to ensure that your
camera continues to perform optimally.
• Store your digital camera in a cool, dry place away from
windows, furnaces, and damp basements.
• Always turn the camera off when you are not using it to
protect the lens. When the camera is off, the camera lens
retracts and the lens wink mechanism closes over the lens
to protect it.
• Clean your camera body, Image Display, and lens
regularly with cleaning supplies designed specifically for
cameras. See Cleaning the Camera on page 198.
• Keep your camera and accessories in a padded case
with a good strap for easy transport. Most HP digital
camera cases have built-in pockets for batteries and
memory cards. See Purchasing Camera Accessories on
page 193.
• Always keep your camera equipment with you as carry-on when you travel. Never check it with the
suitcases, since rough handling and extreme weather can damage it.
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• Never open your camera’s casing or attempt to repair the
camera yourself. Touching the inside of a digital camera
can result in electrical shock. Contact an authorized
HP Service Center for repairs.
NOTE: For information about handling batteries safely, see
Appendix A, Managing Batteries, starting on page183.
Cleaning the Camera
TIP: If your camera needs cleaning beyond what is
described in this section, take the camera to a camera
store that specializes in cleaning digital cameras.
Cleaning your camera not only keeps it looking its best, it
also improves the quality of your photos. It’s especially
important to clean the lens regularly because dust particles
and fingerprints can mar the quality of any photos you take.
To clean your camera, you will need lens-cleaning tissue and
a soft, dry, lint-free cloth commonly available at photospecialty stores. You can also purchase these items in a
camera-cleaning kit.
NOTE: You should purchase lens-cleaning tissue that has not
been chemically treated. Some chemically treated lens
tissue can cause scratching of the lens and Image
Display.
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Cleaning the Camera Lens
Do the following to remove any lubricant that has seeped
from the lens wink mechanism onto the camera lens, as well
as fingerprints, dust, and so forth that have accumulated on
the lens.
1. Turn the camera on to open the lens wink mechanism and
to extend the lens.
2. Wrap the lens cleaning paper around the end of the cotton swab.
3. Using the cotton swab with the lens paper, wipe the lens
clean using a circular motion.
When handling the camera after cleaning the lens, use care
not to press on the wink mechanism cover when the lens is in
the retracted position because this may cause lubricant to
seep from the wink mechanism onto the lens.
Cleaning the Camera Body and Image Display
Do the following to remove any fingerprints, dust, moisture,
and so forth that have accumulated on the camera body and
Image Display.
1. Blow gently on the Image Display to eliminate dust.
2. Wipe the entire surface of the camera and the Image
Display using a clean, dry, soft cloth.
NOTE: You can also wipe the Image Display with lenscleaning tissue.
Caring for Your Camera
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D Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still pictures:
• 6.4MP (2934 by 2170) total pixel count
• 6.2MP (2864 by 2160) effective pixel count
Video clips:
• 320 by 240 total pixel count, 30 frames/sec
Sensor
Diagonal 9.075 mm (1/1.8-inch, 4:3 format)
CCD
Color depth
36 bit (12 bits by 3 colors)
36 bit images are transformed into an optimized
24 bit image and stored in the JPEG format. This
transformation results in no discernible change to
color or detail in the stored image, and allows
the image to be read by computers.
Lens
Focal length:
• Wide—8 mm
• Telephoto—24 mm
• 35 mm equivalent, approximately 39 mm to 117 mm
F-Number:
• Wide—f/2.8 to f/4.8
• Telephoto—f/4.9 to f/8.4
Lens threads
None
Viewfinder
Optical real image zoom type viewfinder, 3x magnification, without diopter adjust
Zoom
3x optical, 8x digital zoom
Specifications
201
Feature
Description
Focus
Normal (default):
• Wide—500 mm (20 in) to infinity
• Telephoto—700 mm (28 in) to infinity
Macro:
• Wide—140 mm to 900 mm (6 in to 35 in)
• Telephoto—500 mm to 1000 mm (20 in to
39 in)
Focus settings: Normal Focus (default), Macro,
Infinity, Manual Focus
Shutter speed
1/2000 to 16 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
Yes, 6-second typical recharge time
Flash working
range
Zoom Position: Wide
Maximum with ISO Speed set to Auto ISO: 5 meters (16.5 feet)
Zoom Position: Telephoto
Maximum with ISO Speed set to Auto ISO: 2.8 meters (9 feet)
External flash
No
Flash settings
Auto Flash (default), Red Eye, Flash On, Flash
Off, Night
Image Display
4.6 cm (1.8-inch) color active matrix TFT LCD
with backlight, 130,572 pixels (558 by 234)
total pixel count
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Feature
Description
Image capture
options
• Still (default)
• Self-Timer—still picture or video clip taken
after 10-second delay
• Self-Timer - 2 shots—still picture taken after 10-second delay, then a second picture taken
about 3 seconds later. Single video taken after 10-second delay.
• Burst—camera takes 2 or 3 shots in a
row as quickly as it possibly can, and
then continues taking pictures until the
camera runs out of memory
• Video—30 frames per second (includes
audio), until the camera runs out of memory
Storage
• 32MB internal flash memory
• Slot for memory card
• This camera supports both standard and high
speed Secure Digital (SD) and
MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory cards (SD
memory cards from 8MB to 2GB, MMC
memory cards from 8MB to 256MB). Only
MMC cards that have been verified
compliant to the MultiMediaCard
specification as of January 2000 are
supported. Compliant MMC memory cards
have the
MultiMediaCard logo
on the card or package.
• SD cards are recommended, as they are
faster than MMC cards at reading and
writing data.
Specifications
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Feature
Description
Storage
(continued)
• This camera supports memory cards up to
2GB. A high capacity card itself does not
affect camera performance, but a large
number of files (over 300) does affect the
time it takes for the camera to turn on.
• The number of images that can be saved in
memory depends on the Image Quality
settings (see Memory Capacity on
page 207).
Audio capture
• Still pictures—maximum of 60 seconds of
audio per still image
• Burst—audio capture not available
• Video clips—audio is recorded automatically
Shooting modes Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Panorama, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Museum,
Document, Aperture Priority, My Mode
EV
Compensation
settings
Can be set manually from -3.0 to +3.0 EV
(Exposure Value) in .33 EV increments
Image Quality
settings
•
•
•
•
•
•
White Balance
settings
Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Manual
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default), 50, 100, 200, 400
AE Metering
Center-Weighted (default), Average, Spot
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6MP
6MP
4MP
2MP
VGA
Custom...
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Description
Adaptive
Lighting
Off (default), Low, High
Saturation
Medium (default), Low, High
Sharpness
Medium (default), Low, High
Contrast
Medium (default), Low, High
AE Bracketing
Off (default), -/+ 0.3 EV, -/+ 0.7 EV, -/+ 1.0 EV
Color settings
Full Color (default), Black & White, Sepia
Date & Time
Imprint settings
Off (default), Date Only, Date & Time
Playback Zoom
Yes, maximum of 140x magnification for still
images
Compression
format
• JPEG (EXIF) for still images
• EXIF2.2 for still images with embedded audio
• MPEG1 for video clips
Compression
options
Image Quality, Custom... setting:
—Little to no compression
—Low compression
—Medium compression
—High compression
Resolution
options
Image Quality, Custom... setting: 6MP, 4MP,
2MP, VGA
Interfaces
• USB mini A/B connector to a computer or
PictBridge-certified printer
• DPS (Direct Printing Standard)
• USB to HP Photosmart printers
• DC input 3.3 Vdc @ 2500 mA
• HP Photosmart R-series dock
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Feature
Description
Orientation
Sensor
Yes
Standards
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Power
Typical power usage: 2.3 Watts (with image LCD
on). 4 Watts maximum power usage.
Power sources include:
• Either one rechargeable HP Photosmart R07
Lithium Ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series
cameras (L1812A/L1812B), or one
disposable Duracell® CP1 battery.
Rechargeable battery can be recharged in
the camera using the HP AC power adapter
or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
• HP AC power adapter (3.3 Vdc, 2500 mA,
8.25 W)
• Optional HP Photosmart R-series dock
Recharging in camera with the HP AC power
adapter or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock:
average charge time 6 hours.
External body
dimensions
Measurements with camera off and lens
retracted:
98.5 mm (L) by 35.3 mm (W) by 60 mm (H)
3.88 in (L) by 1.39 in (W) by 2.36 in (H)
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PTP transfer (15740)
MSDC transfer
NTSC/PAL
JPEG
MPEG1 level 1
DPOF 1.1
EXIF 2.2
DCF 1.0
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Feature
Description
Weight
180 grams (0.3969 pounds) without battery
Temperature
range
Operational:
0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F) at 15 to 85% relative humidity
Storage:
–30 to 65° C (–22 to 149° F) at 15 to 90% relative humidity
Memory Capacity
The following table lists the approximate number and
average size of still images that can be stored in the internal
memory in the camera when the camera is set to different
Image Quality settings available in the Capture Menu.
NOTE: Not all 32MB of internal memory is available for
storing images, because some memory is used for
internal camera operations. Also, the actual file sizes and
number of still images that can be stored in the internal
memory in the camera or on an optional memory card
will vary, depending on the content of each still image
and the length of the recorded audio clip.
6MP
6MP
8 images (2.5MB each)
(default)
14 images (1.4MB each)
4MP
20 images (990KB each
2MP
31 images (834KB each)
VGA
189 images (134KB each)
NOTE: The values shown are for images without audio clips.
Sixty seconds of audio adds 330KB to the file size.
Specifications
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A
AC power adapter
connector on camera 26
purchasing 194
accessories for camera 193
Action mode, setting 49
Adaptive Lighting, setting
64
AE Bracketing 79
AE Metering, setting 76
AF viewfinder light 24
aperture, setting 51
arrow buttons on Controller
23
audio clips, record 34,
103
Auto Focus Area, setting 74
automatic exposure,
override 49
purchasing Lithium Ion
194
quick recharge kit 194
recharging Lithium Ion
189
shots per type 187
top points about use 183
Beach mode, setting 50
blinking lights on camera
22, 24, 25
brackets in Live View screen
39
brightening an image 63
Burst
setting 60
Timer/Burst button 23
buttons on camera 22
buying camera accessories
193
B
C
batteries
door on camera 26
extend life of 184
installing 13
performance per type
186
calibrating color of images
73
camera
accessories, purchasing
193
caring for 197
cleaning the body 199
Index
209
cleaning the image
display 199
cleaning the lens 145,
199
general care 197
general cleaning 198
menus 28
purchasing case for 195
reset 136
specifications 201
states 28
turn on/off 16
camera care
cleaning the body 199
cleaning the image
display 199
cleaning the lens 199
general 197
general cleaning 198
camera dock
connector on camera 26
description 12
dock insert 12
purchasing 193
camera parts
back of camera 22
front, side, and bottom of
camera 25
top of camera 27
Camera Sounds, setting
123
210
capacity of internal memory
207
Capture Menu
Help for menu options 62
using 61
caring for your camera 197
case for camera, purchasing
195
cleaning
body 199
image display 199
lens 145, 199
Color of images, setting 81
compression format 205
compression settings, custom
70
computer, connect camera to
115
connections
as a Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP) device
129
as a USB Mass Storage
Device Class (MSDC)
129
to computer 115
to printer 117
connectors
AC power adapter 26
camera dock 26
USB 26
conserving battery life 184
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Contrast, setting 84
Controller with arrow
buttons, description 23
customer support 175
D
darkening an image 63
Date & Time Imprint, setting
85
Date & Time, setting 17,
128
delete during Instant Review
34, 36
Delete, using 96
digital zoom 45
Digital Zoom, setting 126
direct print 117
disk drive, camera as 129
Display Brightness, setting
122
E
error messages
on camera 160, 172
on computer 172
EV Compensation, setting
63
extending battery life 184
F
flash
description 25
restore setting 62
settings 47
using 47
working range 202
Flash button, description 23
F-number, setting 51
focus
brackets, using 39
button 23
camera shake 44
Infinity setting 42
lock 41
Macro setting 42
Manual Focus setting 42,
43
Normal Focus setting 42
range 202
settings 42
Focus Assist light
description 25
setting 124
format
internal memory 96
memory card 18, 96
H
help from customer support
175
Help menu, description 30
Help, on-camera 62
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 26
purchasing 194
Index
211
HP Image Zone Express
software, description 138
HP Image Zone software
description 137
Image Zone Express 138
installing 20
not using 139
system requirements 137
Windows requirements
137
HP Instant Share
description 105
sending all images 112
sending individual
images 110
using the HP Instant Share
Menu 106
HP Instant Share Menu
description 107
sending all images 112
sending individual
images 110
setting up destinations
108
using 106
HP web sites 175
I
Image Advice, using 99
Image Display
description 24
Digital Zoom setting 126
212
Instant Review setting
125
Live View at Power On
setting 127
Live View button 24
status screen 31
using 37
Image Info, using 99
Image Quality
setting 66
setting custom 69
images
Adaptive Lighting 64
AE Bracketing 79
AE Metering setting 76
Auto Focus Area setting
74
brightening 63
Color setting 81
color tint 73
Contrast setting 84
Custom Image Quality
setting 69
darkening 63
Date & Time Imprint 85
Image Quality setting 66
ISO Speed setting 78
magnifying 92
number remaining 31,
38, 90
number saved in internal
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Panorama mode 52
record audio clips 34
Rotate 102
Saturation setting 82
Sharpness setting 83
shooting modes 49
thumbnails view 91
too dark/light 63
transferring camera to
computer 115
White Balance setting 71
images per battery type
187
Infinity focus setting 42
install
battery 13
memory card 18
software 20, 21
wrist strap 13
Instant Review, setting 125
internal memory
format 96
image capacity of 207
pictures remaining 31,
38, 90
ISO Speed, setting 78
L
Landscape mode, setting 49
Language
change setting 131
choose at first startup 16
LEDs (lights) on camera
AF viewfinder light 24
Focus Assist light 25,
124
Power light 22
Self-Timer light 25
Video viewfinder light 24
lens, cleaning 145
life of battery, conserving
184
Lithium Ion battery
purchasing 194
recharging 189
safety precautions 185
Live View
button 24
using 37
Live View at Power On,
setting 127
long exposures, noise
reduction 52
M
Macintosh computer
setting online destinations
109
transferring images 116
Macintosh computer, install
software 21
Macro focus setting 42
Index
213
Magnify
control on Zoom lever 23
using 92
magnifying images 92
Manual Focus setting 42,
43
Manual White Balance,
setting 73
memory card
door on camera 26
format 18, 96
install 18
pictures remaining 31,
38, 90
supported types and sizes
203, 204
memory, internal
format 96
Menu/OK button,
description 23
menus
Capture 61
HP Instant Share 106
overview 28
Playback 93
Setup 121
messages
on camera 160, 172
on computer 172
MF Focus button 23
microphone, description 25
Move Images to Card 132
214
My Mode
description 51
preferred settings 55
Saved Settings sub-menu
56
using 55
N
noise reduction, long
exposures 52
Normal Focus setting 42
number of
pictures remaining 31,
38, 90
number of images in internal
memory 207
O
ON/OFF switch, description
22
on-camera demo, viewing
31
online destinations, setting
108
online Help for Capture
Menu options 62
optical zoom 45
over-exposing an image 63
override automatic exposure
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Panorama mode
Preview Panorama 101
setting 50
using 52
panoramas, printing 120
parts of camera
back of camera 22
front, side, and bottom of
camera 25
top of camera 27
performance per battery
type 186
pictures
record audio clips 34
take self-timer 58
take stills 33
Playback
button, description 23
Menu, using 93
using 87
Portrait mode, setting 50
power
light 22
specifications 206
turn on/off 16
power adapter, HP AC 26
connector on camera 26
purchasing 194
Power light, description 22
Power ON/OFF switch,
description 22
Preview Panorama 101
print images
directly to printer 117
using HP Instant Share
105
problems, troubleshooting
135
product support 175
purchasing camera
accessories 193
R
range
Exposure Compensation
204
flash 202
F-number 201
focus 202
focus settings 42
recharging Lithium Ion
battery 189
record
audio clips 34, 103
video clips 36
red-eye reduction
description 48
Remove Red Eyes 98
Region, choose at first
startup 17
remaining pictures count
31, 38, 90
reset camera 136
Index
215
Reset Settings 133
resolution settings, custom
69
restore settings 62
reviewing images 87
rotate images 102
S
safety precautions for Lithium
Ion battery 185
Saturation, setting 82
Saved Settings in My Mode
56
selecting images for HP
Instant Share destinations
110, 112
Self-Timer
light 25
settings 58
Timer/Burst button 23
settings, reset 133
settings, restore 62
Setup Menu, using 121
share pictures 105
Sharpness, setting 83
shooting mode, setting 49
shots per battery type 187
Shutter button
description 27
lock exposure and focus
39
shutter speed range 202
216
Snow mode, setting 50
software
installing 20, 21
using camera without
139
sounds of camera 123
space remaining in memory
31, 38, 90
specifications 201
states, camera 28
status screen 31
still pictures, take 33
Sunset mode, setting 50
support for users 175
T
technical support 175
Thumbnails
control on Zoom lever 23
viewing 91
Time & Date, setting 17,
128
Timer/Burst button 23
total images summary screen
90
transfer images to computer
115
tripod mount, description
26
troubleshoot problems 135
turn on/off power 16
TV (television) Configuration
setting 130
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Z
under-exposing an image
63
USB
configuration setting 129
connector on camera 26
zoom
digital 45
optical 45
specifications 201
Zoom lever, description
23
Zoom Out and Zoom In
controls 23
V
Video button, description
27
video clips, recording 36
Video viewfinder light 24
viewfinder
lights 24
using 39
W
web sites for HP 175
White Balance, setting 71
Windows computer
Image Zone Express 138
install software 20
setting online destinations
109
system requirements 137
transferring images 116
working range of flash 202
wrist strap, attaching to
camera 13
Index
217
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Quick Start Guide
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Attach the Wrist Strap
English
1.
S Attach the wrist strap to the wrist strap mount on the side
of the camera as shown.
3
2.
Install the Battery
Your camera can use either a rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery (L1812A/L1812B) or a disposable
Duracell® CP1 battery. See Appendix A in your camera
User’s Manual for important information about the
rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
1. Open the Battery/Memory card door on the bottom of
the camera by sliding the door to the back of the camera.
2. Insert the battery in the larger slot as shown, and push it
in until the latch catches.
3. Close the Battery/Memory card door by pushing the
door down and then sliding the door toward the front of
the camera until the door latches.
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3.
If the battery you installed is a disposable CP1 battery, you
can skip this step. If the battery you installed is a
rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, it will be partially charged.
To charge the battery:
1. Plug the power cord into the HP AC adapter. If more than
one power cord is in the box, use the cord that is
appropriate for power outlets in your country. Plug the
other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
2. Open the small rubber door on the side of the camera.
3. Attach the thin cord from the AC adapter to the power
adapter connector
on the side of the camera as
shown. The Power/Memory light on the back of the
camera will start blinking to show that the battery is
charging.
When the Power/Memory light stops blinking, the battery is
fully charged, and you can then unplug the power adapter
from the camera. You can continue to use the camera while
the battery is being charged by the power adapter.
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4.
Choose the Language
The first time you turn the camera on, you are prompted to
choose a language.
1. Turn the camera on by sliding the
switch to the
right and then releasing it. The lens extends and the
Power/Memory light to the left of the
switch turns
solid green. The HP logo also displays on the Image
Display as the camera powers up.
2. Scroll to the language that you want by using the
buttons on the Controller .
3. Press the
button to select the highlighted language.
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5.
After choosing a language, you are prompted to choose the
continent where you live. The Language and Region settings
determine the defaults for the date format and the format of
the video signal for displaying camera images on a
television.
1. Scroll to the region that you want by using the
buttons.
2. Press the
button to select the highlighted region.
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6.
Set the Date and Time
You are now prompted to set the date and time.
1. The first item highlighted is the date and time format. If
you want to change the date and time format, use the
buttons. If the date and time format is correct, press
the button to move to the Date.
2. Adjust the value of the highlighted selection by using the
buttons.
3. Press the
buttons to move to the other selections.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the date and time are set
correctly.
5. Press the
button when you have entered the proper
values for the date and time. A confirmation screen
appears, asking if the correct date and time have been
set. If the date and time are correct, press the
button
to select Yes.
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Install and Format a
Memory Card (Optional)
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7.
Your camera contains internal memory that allows you to
store images and video clips. However, you can use a
memory card (purchased separately) instead to store images
and video clips.
1. Turn off the camera and open the Battery/Memory card
door on the bottom of the camera.
2. Insert the memory card in the small slot above the battery,
with the notched side of the card going in first, as shown.
Make sure the memory card snaps into place.
3. Close the Battery/Memory card door and turn on the
camera.
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To help prevent corrupted cards and images, you should
format memory cards before you use them for the first time.
To format the memory card:
1. Press the
button, then use the button to move to the
Playback Menu
.
2. Press the
button to highlight Delete, and then press the
button to display the Delete sub-menu.
3. Use the
button to highlight Format Card, and then
press the
button to display the Format Card
confirmation screen.
4. Press the
button to highlight Yes, and then press the
button to format the card.
Formatting Card... appears in the Image Display while
the camera is formatting the memory card. When the
camera has completed the formatting, the Total Images
Summary screen is displayed.
To remove the memory card from the camera, first turn the
camera off. Then open the Battery/Memory card door, press
down on the top edge of the memory card, and it will spring
outward from the slot.
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8.
1. With the camera turned on, frame the subject for your
picture in the viewfinder.
2. Hold the camera steady with both hands and press the
Shutter button on the top of the camera halfway down.
The camera measures and locks the focus and exposure.
The AF viewfinder light turns solid green when focus is
locked.
3. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture. You will hear a shutter click when the camera
takes the picture. The Power/Memory light blinks as the
camera writes the image to memory. The image appears
for several seconds on the Image Display.
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9.
Record a Video Clip
1. With the camera turned on, frame the subject for your
video in the viewfinder.
2. To start recording video, press and release the Video
button on the top of the camera.
3. To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.
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10. Review Images and
Video Clips
You will use Playback to review the images and video clips.
1. Press the Playback
button. The most recently taken or
reviewed image or video clip appears on the Image
Display.
2. Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and
video clips.
Video clips play automatically after the first frame of the
video clip displays for 2 seconds.
3. To turn the Image Display off after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
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11. Install the Software
The HP Image Zone software allows you to transfer images
from the camera, and then view, edit, print, or e-mail them.
Windows System Requirements
To install the HP Image Zone software successfully, your
computer must have a minimum of 64MB of RAM, Windows
2000, XP, 98, 98 SE, or Me, and Internet Explorer 5.5
Service Pack 2 or higher. If your computer meets the
requirements above, the installation process installs either the
full version of HP Image Zone or HP Image Zone Express.
HP Image Zone Express lacks some features contained in the
full version. For example, with HP Image Zone Express you
cannot set up HP Instant Share destinations, as described in
Set Up HP Instant Share Destinations in the Camera
(Optional).
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HP Image Zone Support
If you have trouble installing or using the HP Image Zone
software, see the HP Customer Support website for more
information: www.hp.com/support.
1. Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD Drive
of your computer and follow the on-screen instructions. If
the installation window does not appear, click Start, click
Run, type D:\Setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD
drive, then click OK.
3. When the HP Image Zone software has finished
installing, re-enable any virus protection software that you
disabled in Step 1.
Macintosh
1. Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive
of your computer.
3. Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
4. Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
5. When the HP Image Zone software has finished
installing, re-enable the virus protection software that you
disabled in Step 1.
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12. Transfer Images to a
Computer
1. Turn off the camera, then connect the camera to the
computer either through the USB cable provided or
through the optional HP Photosmart R-series dock (see
NOTE below).
2. If using the USB cable, turn on the camera. If using the
dock, press the Save/Print
button on the dock.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to have the software
transfer the images from the camera to the computer.
4. Disconnect the camera from the computer.
NOTE: If using the dock, make sure you use the dock insert
with the GREEN sticker on it. To connect the dock insert to
the dock, see the dock User's Manual.
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13. Set Up HP Instant Share
Destinations in the
Camera (Optional)
HP Instant Share lets you easily select still images in your
camera to be automatically sent to a variety of destinations
such as e-mail addresses, the next time you connect the
camera to your computer. Use the following steps to set up
online destinations in your camera. You must have the full
version of the HP Image Zone software on your computer to
use this part of the HP Instant Share feature on your camera.
NOTE: You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure.
1. Turn on the camera, press the
button, then use the
button to move to the HP Instant Share Menu
.
2. Press the
button to highlight HP Instant Share Setup...
, and then press the
button. A message will
appear in the Image Display asking you to connect the
camera to your computer.
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3. Without turning off the camera, connect it to your
computer again using the same procedure you used in
the previous section, Transfer Images to a Computer.
4. The next step is slightly different on a Windows and
Macintosh computer:
• Windows: Connecting the camera to the computer
activates the HP Instant Share Setup program. If some
other dialog box appears in addition, close that
dialog box by clicking Cancel. In the HP Instant Share
Setup program, click Start, then simply follow the onscreen instructions to set up destinations on the
computer and save them to your camera.
• Macintosh: Connecting the camera to the computer
activates the HP Instant Share Setup Assistant. Click
Continue, then simply follow the on-screen instructions
to set up destinations on the computer and save them
to your camera.
5. Disconnect the camera from the computer, then go back
to the HP Instant Share Menu to check that the new
destinations are now in the camera. You can now mark
images in the camera to be sent to one or more of these
HP Instant Share destinations. See the section titled
Sending Images to Destinations in Chapter 4 of the
camera User's Manual for details about how to do this.
To learn how to view the User's Manual on the HP Image
Zone CD, see the next page of this Quick Start Guide.
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Getting Assistance
Your camera has many more valuable features that are
covered in detail in the User's Manual. These features
include HP adaptive lighting technology, in-camera red-eye
removal, 12 shooting modes, HP image advice, HP Instant
Share, direct printing capability, on-camera Help, camera
accessories, and much more. Copies of this camera User’s
Manual in several different languages are located on the
HP Image Zone software CD. To view the User’s Manual:
1. Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive
of your computer.
2. On Windows: Click View User’s Manual on the Main
page of the CD installation screen.
On Macintosh: Look in the readme file in the docs folder
of the HP Image Zone software CD.
Additional Assistance
• For tips and tools to help you use your camera more
effectively, visit www.hp.com/photosmart.
• HP online service and support is your easy, fast, and
direct web resource for product assistance, diagnostics,
and driver downloads. It is your one stop source for all
service and support needs. Get award winning
assistance 24x7 at www.hp.com/support.
• For help with the HP Image Zone software, see the online
documentation.
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