DXG-328
User’s Manual
Version 2.0 07/01/04
Contents
Chapter 1 Attention
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
Safety Precautions……….....................…....…..…...2
Before Using Your Camera……..............……..........2
Operating Precautions.…......................…….........2
Package Contents………........................………..…...3
Chapter 2 Getting to Know Your Camera
2-1 Features Overview……...................…………...…......4
2-2 Specifications.................................……….....…...6
2-3 System Requirements……………………………………………6
Chapter 3 Controls, Operation, and
Display
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-7
3-8
3-9
LED Indicators………....................…..........………...8
LCD Monitor Display………..................…..............8
Power Supply.…………………………………..………….........9
Shutter Button……….............................………......9
Mode Button.......……….….......…...………..............10
Function Key…..………..……………………….….………….…10
Set Button………………………………………….….…………...10
Mode Display Button………………………...……….……….10
Macro Button…………………………………………….………….10
Chapter 4 Navigating Modes and Menus
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
Record Mode……….. ...............…………................11
Playback Mode.………….............….……………..........12
Movie Mode……….. .................…….….................13
Setup Mode………...............................…...........14
4-5 PC Mode………......................………….........……....14
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Chapter 5 Preparing Your Camera
5-1
5-2
5-3
5-4
5-5
Attaching the Strap….............…......……………......17
Loading Batteries.....………...................……........17
Loading and Removing the Memory Card....….....18
Setting Up the OSD Language………...........……....19
Setting Up the Date/Time…………….…………………....19
Chapter 6 Getting Started
6-1
6-2
6-3
6-4
6-5
Setup Mode………......…....……………………………........20
Record Mode………......….....…………………………….....20
Play Mode.….........….……………...........................21
Movie Mode……….. .........................…...............21
PC Mode…………………………………………………………………22
Chapter 7 Driver Installation
7-1 Installing the Camera Driver for PC.......…………...24
7-2 Installing the PC Applications ….………………….………25
Chapter 8 File Transfers
8-1 How to Transfer Files…………......……………….…………28
8-2 Mass Storage………………..…………..………….……........28
8-3 PC Camera………..……………..…………….…….............28
1. Attention
Please read through this manual carefully before using
the camera and follow the instructions to avoid damage
caused by improper operation.
restrictions are in place, you may not record
performances, improvisations or exhibits, even for
personal purpose. Any transfer of pictures or memory
card with data must be conducted under the
constraints of copyright law.
1-1 Safety Precautions
●Be extra careful with the LCD liquid. If the LCD
monitor is damaged please follow these
procedures:
1. If the liquid contacts the skin: Wipe the skin dry
with a cloth and wash thoroughly with water.
2. If the liquid gets in the eye: Rinse immediately
with water for at least 15 minutes and then consult
a physician to receive treatment as soon as
possible.
3. If the liquid is accidentally swallowed: Rinse mouth
with water, drink large amount of water and induce
vomiting. Consult a physician to receive treatment
as soon as possible.
●The software CD-ROM packaged with the camera is
designed for PC only. Using a stereo or CD player
may damage the CD-ROM.
●This camera is a precision electronic device. Do not
attempt to service this camera yourself, as opening
or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage points or other risks.
●Keep the camera away from heat and direct sunlight
to avoid fire risk.
1-2 Before Using Your Camera
●Take some test shots before formal recording.
Before taking pictures with this camera at important
occasions (such as a wedding ceremony or an
overseas trip), test the camera beforehand to ensure
that it functions well. Additional losses caused by the
malfunctioning of this product (such as costs of
photography or any loss of benefit generated by the
photography) is not the responsibility of our company
and no compensation will be given for it.
●Copyright information
Unless agreed to by the rightful owner, pictures taken
with this digital camera cannot be used in violation of
copyright law. Moreover, when "No Photography"
1-3 Operating Precautions
This product consists of intricate electrical parts. To
ensure normal performance, do not drop, strike or hit
the camera.
●Avoid using or placing the camera in the following
locations:
1. Damp and dusty places.
2. Sealed vehicles, direct sunlight exposure areas, or
extreme high temperatures or heat.
3. Violently turbulent environments.
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1-4 Package Contents
4. Locations full of smoke, oil fumes or steam.
5. Locations subject to strong magnetic fields.
6. Rainy or snowy environments.
Check to see you have received the following items:
Camera Do’s and Don’ts:
● Do not open the battery cover when the power is
on.
● If water gets into the camera, turn the power OFF
and remove the batteries immediately.
● Do maintain your camera:
1. If the lens, LCD monitor or viewfinder surface
becomes dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to wipe
clean instead of touching the lens with you fingers.
2. Do not allow solid objects to encounter the camera
to avoid scratching the lens, LCD monitor or
viewfinder surface.
3. Use only a mild cleaning solution if you need to clean
the camera. Do not use any harsh detergent, caustic
substance, or volatile solution on the camera which
could cause the camera’s case and paint to become
faded or distorted. Use soft cloths only.
CD-ROM
(Incl. Camera Driver), Pouch, Wrist Strap, Batteries
USB CABLE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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This User's Manual
CD-ROM (incl. Camera Driver)
Pouch
Wrist Strap
2 x AAA Alkaline Batteries
USB Cable
This User's Manual
2. Getting to Know Your Camera
2-1 Features Overview
Front View
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
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Shutter
Flash
Lens
Power Switch
Strap Holder
Battery Cover
Memory Card Slot
Tripod Socket
Rear View
(1) Macro LED
(2) Status LED
(3) Mode Display Button
(4) Mode Button
(5) Set Button
(6) Function Key
(7) Macro Lens Switch
(8) USB Port Cover
(9) USB Port
(10) LCD Monitor
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2-2 Specifications
1280x960
16MB
Lens: f=8.341mm
Image Sensor: 1/2" CMOS with 3.0 megapixels
Focus: F / 3.0
Sensitivity: ISO 100
White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Bulb, Fluorescent.
Shutter: Electrical
Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec. ~ 1/2000 sec.
Storage Medium: 16MB Internal Flash Memory
SD Card Slot (support 4MB~512MB)
● Image File Formats: JPEG (Still)
AVI (Motion)
● Image Resolution:
2976 x 2232 (Interpolated)
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
● Digital Zoom: 10-Step 4X Digital Zoom
● Focal Range – Standard: 1.0m ~ Infinity
● Focal Range – Macro: 20 ~ 25cm
● Self-timer: 10 sec. delay
● PC-CAM Mode: CIF (320 x 240) 20~30 fps
VGA (640 x 480) 15fps
● Flash Mode: Auto, Off
● PC Interface: USB (ver. 1.1)
● Movie File: 60 seconds continuous using CIF (320 x
240) format (16MB internal memory)
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Fine
Normal
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1600x1200 2048x1536
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2976x2232
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● Power Supply: 2 x AAA Alkaline Batteries or
supports USB 5V (PC-CAM Mode)
● Dimensions: 85.5 x 55 x 18 mm
● Weight: About 82g (batteries excluded)
2-3 System Requirements
When operating the digital camera, we strongly
recommend you use a better computer system for
optimal performance; however, the minimal system
requirement for digital camera use is as follows:
OS
CPU
Memory
CD-ROM
HDD
Others
● Recordable Image Numbers (16MB):
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System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
Intel Pentium 166MHz or higher
32 MB memory or above
4X or above
Minimum 10MB free disk space on the
hard drive
One standard USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
System requirement (Macintosh Computer)
OS
Mac OS 8.6~9.2, Mac OS X 10.1 or above
CPU
PowerPC 601 processor or higher
Memory
64 MB memory or above
HDD
Minimum 10MB free disk space on the hard
drive
Others
One standard USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port and
CD-ROM
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3. Controls, Operation, and Display
3-1 LED Indicators
3-2 LCD Monitor Display
The meanings of the LED indicators located on the top
of the LCD monitor are:
Macro LED
(Green LED)
Macro (Left
Green LED)
Busy (Right
Red LED)
Standby/Busy
(Red LED)
(1) Image Resolution
(2) Image Quality
(3) Current Working Mode
(4) Memory Status
(5) Image Number
(6) Self-timer
(7) White Balance
(8) Morning/Afternoon
(9) Time
(10) Date
(11) Battery Power Level
(12) Zoom Level
(13) Flash Status
The green LED turns on when
the Macro key on the left
hand side of the camera is
switched to Macro mode.
The red LED turns on when
the camera is recording or
when the batteries are
charging the flash. The LED
blinks every 10 seconds under
normal standby mode.
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3-3 Power Supply
※ If no operations are performed for 60 seconds, the
power is turned off to prevent battery drain. Please
power on the camera again to resume shooting.
● Depress the power button until a long beep
sounds. Power is on.
※The following features are automatically saved in the
configuration before the camera is turned off unless
"Reset Default" has been selected to restore its
factory settings.
1. Resolution 2. Image Quality 3. Language
4. White balance 5. EV value 6. Frequency
7. PC MODE
3-4 Shutter Button
● Depress the power button sound until a long beep
sounds. Power is off.
This camera is designed for 2-step shutter function. A
set of yellow brackets "[ ]" will appear in the center of
the LCD monitor when the Shutter button is pressed
and held half way down. The camera will beep after the
Shutter button is depressed fully to indicate the shot is
being taken.
● Depress the power button to turn on the camera.
After the camera is on, the red LED will blink, and
then the last image recorded will appear on the LCD
monitor.
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3-8 Mode Display Button
3-5 Mode Selection
●Please press and hold the ”
” button for 2
seconds to enter mode selection menu including “Play
Mode”
“Setup Mode”
“Record Mode"
“Movie Mode”
and "Function Selection”
Press this button to change the LCD Monitor to one of
several display types.
Standard→Image only→LCD OFF→Standard
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3-6 Function Keys
3-9 Macro Button
Use the switch on left side of the camera to select
either Basic (normal lens) or Macro (close-up) mode.
When you select the Macro mode, the green
macro LED turns on (see back side of the camera, top
left.)
● Use the Function Keys to navigate the display in its
various modes (rotate icons, change selections).
Standard Mode
3-7 ”SET” Button
●
This key is used for SELECTION/SET UP
under selection menu. This key
flash button under record mode.
Macro Mode
is also the
Macro Tip:
※ In Macro Mode the flash is disabled automatically
to avoid overexposure.
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4. Navigating Modes and Menus
Index for Quick Menu:
4-1 Record Mode
↑ For more information, please refer to section 3-2,
"LCD Monitor Display," page 8.
Press Mode again to Exit
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Press MODE to enter
2. Slideshow
4-2 Image/Movie Play Mode
Start Auto Play
(1) Image Number/Total Images
(2) Remaining Battery Power
3. DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Settings.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows for tagging of
images on memory cards for printing. DPOF allows
digital camera users to define what images are to be
printed on compatible print devices. Basically, it is a
set of text files in a special directory in the digital
camera’s storage files. These files define what images
(if any) are to be printed, how many copies of each
image are to be printed, and if any information (such
as time and date) is to be overlaid on the image. DPOF
is implemented through a menu option in the digital
camera's playback mode.
Index for Quick Menu:
1. Delete Pictures
● There are three basic options when printing images
with DPOF: Printing individual images, printing all
images and printing with or without the image
recorded date.
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DPOF Tip:
※ The DPOF function is only enabled when a memory
card is inserted.
4-3 Movie Mode
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
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Movie Mode
Recorded Movie Time (seconds)
Recording
Remaining Battery Power
Time/Date
3. White Balance
4-4 Setup Mode
(Auto)
(Sun)
(Fluorescent)
(Bulb)
1. Image Resolution
2976x2232
1280x960
2048x1536
1600x1200
4. EV Compensation
2. Image Quality
(Fine Quality)
(Basic Quality)
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5. OSD Language
7. Light Frequency
Select the correct frequency type (50Hz or 60Hz)
according to your region.
8. Format Media
※ If a memory card has been inserted, only the
memory card is formatted, and not the internal
memory.
6. Date/Time
9. Reset to Default Factory Settings
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4-5 PC Mode
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5. Preparing Your Camera
5-1 Attaching the Strap
5-2 Loading Batteries
● Turn the camera off.
● Insert 2 x AAA alkaline batteries or rechargeable
batteries. Please make sure the batteries are fully
charged. If the batteries are low, please change the
batteries as soon as possible to maintain normal
operation.
※ If the battery power indicator only shows one black
block, the flash is disabled. If power is less than 1.8V
(the level at which the battery power indicator turns
red) the camera automatically turns off.
●Insert the thin end of the strap into the strap holder.
.
●Pass the other end of the strap through the loop.
● Slide the battery cover open in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
● Insert the batteries according to the indication on
the inside of the compartment cover.
●Pull the strap tight.
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● Memory card insertion diagram.
● Close and lock the battery cover.
NOTE: Open the cover gently to avoid damaging the
battery compartment cover.
Battery Tips:
※ If the battery power indicator shows only one black
block, the flash light is disabled.
● Insert the memory card according to the indicated
arrow.
※ When the battery indicator turns red, you can no
longer record still pictures and movies.
2. Removing the Memory Card
※ The Date/Time is stored for approximately 3
minutes during battery change, double-check the
Date/Time after inserting new batteries.
● Press the memory card down gently.
5-3 Loading and Removing the
Memory Card
●Turn off the camera.
1. Loading the Memory Card
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● The memory card should pop up automatically.
Remove the memory card in direction indicated by
the arrow (see illustration).
● DO Keep the card contacts clean. If the camera does
not detect the memory card, gently wipe the metal
interface of the card with a soft cloth and reload the
card.
Attention:
Before using the camera, please remember to insert
the memory card into the slot. If the memory card is
full or contains unwanted images/files, you can press
5-4 Setting Up the OSD Language
Select "Language" by pressing the Mode Button
the Mode Button
to the Setup Mode
and select Format erase whatever is stored in the
memory card.
to Setup Mode
. There are 7 language
options: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, and Spanish.
●There is 16MB internal memory built into the digital
camera. If a memory card is inserted, the card takes
top priority for data storage.
5-5 Date/Time
Select "Date/Time" to set the date and time by
Memory Tips:
pressing the Mode Button
※ This camera uses Secure Digital (SD) memory.
※ Always turn off the camera before inserting and
removing the SD memory card.
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Memory Card Do’s and Don’ts:
● DO Leave the memory card in the camera while
shooting or while playing back images to avoid risk of
damaging the SD card and camera.
● DO Insert the memory card carefully. If the memory
card is inserted improperly, it will not fit. DO NOT
ever force memory card insertion.
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to Setup Mode
6. Getting Started
1. Turn on the camera to go directly into Record Mode.
You can also enter into Record Mode through Mode
6-1 Setup Mode
Button
In Setup Mode, you can adjust settings, including
Image Size, Image Quality, White balance, and EV
Compensation; format and factory default setting.
Setup language, date/time, and light frequency as
follows:
for two seconds and
use the Function keys
to move to
.
3. You can use
to select two flash modes when
using the camera: Auto, and Off.
Button to get into Setup Mode
3. Press the
screen, the LCD monitor will display the menu.
to toggle
4. Press the Mode Button
the LCD Monitor displays. There are five display
modes: Standard Display, Full Display, Image
Only, LCD Monitor Off, and Only Operation Settings.
to
4. Use the “” of the UP/DOWN Function keys
move between selections; use “” to toggle between
submenus (Image Options, Option and System
Options).
5. Use the Mode Button
to set the details for
recording images; e.g., Image Resolution, Image
Quality, Self-timer, and Light Frequency settings. The
menu will appear on the LCD monitor when the Mode
Button to enter the menu.
5. Then use the
Make your selections with “” and ””.
6. Last, use the
to
move to
, and select
.
Upon entering, images will appear on the LCD
monitor.
2. Press and hold the Shutter button half way down.
Yellow brackets“[ ]" will appear in the center of
the LCD monitor for the automatic exposure. Fully
depress the Shutter button and release it to
complete the recording.
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Press Mode Button
and use the Function key
Button to confirm selections.
Button
6-2 Record Mode
Function key
is pressed. Use “” of the
to move between selections.
to adjust
6. Use “” and ”” of the Function key
the digital zoom. The adjustment ratio of the digital
zoom will appear on the left hand side of the LCD
monitor, from 1.0 time to 4.0 times, with 0.5 times
increase at each adjustment.
7. The green LED is on when the Macro key on the left
Record Mode offers you a quick and easy way to take
ideal pictures.
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hand side of the camera is toggled to Macro Mode.
※ If the battery icon indicates low power, change the
batteries immediately to maintain normal operation.
※ The countdown for the Self-timer is 10 seconds.
※ There are 4 basic resolutions offered by the camera:
2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, and
800x600, from highest to lowest.
※ Monitor the distance between the camera and the
object when using the Flash. The Flash is designed
to be effective at around 1.5 meters (5 feet).
※ If the Macro Mode is selected, the flash is
automatically disabled to avoid overexposure.
※ If "Memory Full" or “Card Full” warning messages
appear, it means the memory card is full. Either
remove the memory card and insert a new one or
delete unwanted photos to continue shooting.
5. You can select Delete Picture and Slideshow when
using the
to move between
6. Use “” of the Function key
selections; Use “” to toggle between selections.
Button to enter the menu.
7. Use
8. Use exit to escape the function menu and return
to Play Mode menu.
※ The DPOF function can only be used with a memory
card inserted.
※ If there is no image stored in the internal memory
or on the memory card, a “No picture” message will
pop up on the LCD Monitor in the Play Mode.
6-4 Movie Mode
6-3 Image/Movie Play Mode
Use the Movie Mode to record movies:
Use the Play Mode review recorded still pictures and
movies:
1. Turn on the camera.
1. Turn on the camera by pressing the power button.
2. Press the Mode Button
key
2. Press the Mode Button
and use a Function
to navigate to the play mode icon
key
.
and use Function
to move to the movie camera icon
Button to get into the Setup Mode
3. Press the
screen.
4. The recorded time appears in red in the top left
corner of the display while you are recording the
movie.
Button to get into the Setup Mode
3. Press the
screen. The menu will appear.
4. Use””and”” of the Function key
“previous” and “next” picture.
Button to enter the function menu.
to go to
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5. The green LED is on when the Macro key is toggled
to Macro Mode.
to move to
.
6. You can use Display button
to toggle
between display modes while recording movie
pictures.
4. Press the
“PC camera.”
※ When the LCD monitor displays “Memory Full”
recording will stop.
※ When recording movies, the maximum record time
depends on the amount of free space available on the
memory card.
※ The digital zoom function is disabled while recording
movies.
to confirm.
disk” and press Function key then
6. USB Connection icon appears. Connect the USB
cable between the camera and the PC.
7. A new item—removable disk—will be added into My
Computer after the system installation is completed.
8. You can now use the removable disk feature (SD
device).
Button to see “removable disk” and
5. Use the Function keys
to highlight “removable
● PC Camera
To use the digital camera either as a PC camera or a
Web Cam:
6-5 PC Mode
1. Install the camera driver (see Chapter 7, “Driver
Installation”) on your PC if you have not already done
so.
2. Turn the camera on.
3. Press and hold Mode Button
● Removable Disk
The digital camera offers a removable disk function
similar to a card reader device. You can use the digital
camera like an SD memory device:
1. Install the camera driver on the PC, if not already
installed (see Chapter 7 “Driver Installation”).
2. Turn on the camera.
3. Press Mode Button
seconds and use a Function key
the PC icon
for two
to move to
.
4. Press the
button and you will see “mass
storage” and “PC camera.”
5. Use a Function key
and use Function keys
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to highlight “removable
disk” and press Function key
storage.
to confirm
6. Connect the USB cable to the camera and the PC
when the USB Connection icon appears.
7. You can operate the PC camera with the software
that comes with the companion CD, or webcam
software. Please refer to the relevant software
program for instructions on use.
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7. Driver Installation
7-1 Installing the Camera Driver
for PC
3. Click Install Driver. This screen will show:
The camera’s Mass Storage and PC Camera functions
are used in conjunction with a personal computer. To
install the camera driver:
1. Insert the software CD-ROM supplied by the package
into the CD-ROM drive.
2. The software installation menu screen appears:
4. Click Next to continue the setup program. After you
have installed camera driver successfully, the
following screen appears:
(If the screen above does not appear, it may be
because your CD-ROM drive doesn't support auto-run,
in which case double click on the "My Computer"
icon on the desktop. Then double click the CD-ROM
drive icon and click the Setup.exe file in the root
directory to run program installation.)
5. Click Finish to restart the computer, which
completes the camera driver installation.
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7-2 Installing the PC Applications
3. Click on Install Arcsoft PhotoImpression, the
following appears:
Arcsoft application installation (Example given: Photo
Impression)
1. Insert the software CD-ROM supplied by the package
into the CD-ROM drive.
2. The software installation menu screen appears:
4. Select the desired language, and then press OK.
5. Press “next’ to continue the installation after the
welcoming screen.
(If the screen above does not appear, it may be
because your CD-ROM drive doesn't support auto-run,
in which case please double click on the "My
Computer" icon on the desktop. Then double click
the CD-ROM drive icon and click the Setup.exe file
in the root directory.)
6. Press YES to accept the conditions of software
license agreement and continue the installation.
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7. Follow the installation wizard instructions to select
the folder location and application components.
8. Select the folder where you want to install the
program.
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9. After installation the following window will
appear. Press Finish to complete the application
installation.
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8. File Transfers
8-1 How to Transfer Files
8-2 Mass Storage
Use the Mass Storage function in the PC
Connection menu to connect and transfer files
via USB. Note: Windows XP and Windows 2000
users do not need to install the camera driver
to transfer files.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The operating system recognizes the camera as a mass
storage device. With the camera connected to the
computer via USB you can easily transfer files from the
camera using an alternative method from the one just
described:
Turn the camera on.
Press the Mode Button for two seconds.
Navigate to the PC icon. Press Set.
On the camera’s LCD display, highlight
“Mass Storage” (in blue)
Press the Set Button; a flashing USB cable
icon appears on the display.
Connect the USB cable between the
camera and the computer.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Double click on the My Computer icon.
Eject any CDs in the CD-ROM drive.
Find an icon representing the digital camera.
Double click on the icon.
Double click on file folder, labeled DCIM.
Double click on file folder, labeled 100COACH.
Drag and drop photo files, or the whole folder.
The file folders containing the images from the camera
are automatically created upon camera connection.
8-3 PC Camera
7.
8.
You can Use the PC Camera function in the PC
Connection menu to use the camera to broadcast
and record images while it is connected with your
computer. If you have not already done so, install the
camera driver from the companion CD, then:
Your operating system responds with a
window offering options to view and copy
files.
Choose your desired option for using files.
Windows will prompt you for input.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Turn the camera on
Press the Mode Button for two seconds.
Navigate to the PC icon. Press Set.
Highlight “PC Camera” (in blue)
Press the Set Button; a flashing USB cable
6.
icon appears on the display.
Connect the USB cable between the camera
and the computer.
Disclaimer
The information in this document is believed to
be reliable,but no responsibility is assumed for
inaccuracies. DXG Technology reserves the right to
make changes to the items described herein to improve
reliability, function or design. Neither DXG nor any of its
employees, assume any liability for damages or losses,
either direct or incidental, which may arise out of the
application or use of any of its products or circuits,
particularly with regard to damage that may occur in
the operation of its products.
7. A.) Web Camera: Open your web chat
software (not included). Click on the
appropriate icon or menu selection to start the
camera and use the web chat software to
broadcast images via the Internet. B.) Image
capture. Alternatively, open your image
capture software program to record images
with your camera connected.
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