7.1Mega Pixel Optical Zoom Digital Camera

7.1Mega Pixel Optical Zoom Digital Camera
Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Key Features ..................................................................................................................................... 3
What your camera includes............................................................................................................... 4
Computer System Requirements for Windows ................................................................................. 4
Computer System Requirements for Macintosh ................................................................................ 4
A Quick Look at Your Camera .......................................................................................................... 5
The mode dial ................................................................................................................................... 6
Icons on the LCD Screen .................................................................................................................. 7
Main Buttons ..................................................................................................................................... 9
Preparing Your Camera for Use ...................................................................................................... 10
Installing SD Memory Card ............................................................................................................. 11
TV out function ................................................................................................................................ 12
Starting Your Camera ..................................................................................................................... 13
Camera Mode ................................................................................................................................. 13
Video Mode ..................................................................................................................................... 18
Playback Mode ............................................................................................................................... 18
Setup Mode ..................................................................................................................................... 28
Transferring Images and video clips to your Macintosh .................................................................. 38
Install PhoTags Express Software on MS Windows ....................................................................... 38
Everything you need to get the most from your photos ................................................................... 41
Download photos to your PC .......................................................................................................... 43
Viewing Videos ............................................................................................................................... 50
Maintenance of Your Digital Camera .............................................................................................. 50
Sakar Warranty Card ...................................................................................................................... 50
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications ............................................................................................. 52
Appendix B: Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 53
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the 7.1 Mega Pixel Optical Zoom Digital Camera. Everything you need to take
quality digital photos is included with your camera. Please read this manual carefully FIRST in order to get the
most out of your digital camera.
Key Features
• Digital Video 320 x 240 Pixels, 640 x 480 Pixels.
• 7.1 mega pixel camera with choice of 7 digital camera resolutions – 3072x2304 pixels (7MP), 2560x1920
Pixels (5MP), 2304x1728 pixels (4MP) 2048x1536 pixels (3MP), 1600x1200 Pixels (2MP),1280x960 Pixels
(1MP), 640x480 Pixels (VGA).
• 2.4 Inch TFT Color LCD monitor
• 3x Optical zoom
• 4x Digital zoom
• Built-in SDRAM Memory (32MB)
• SD Memory Card Slot accepts SD compatible memory cards up to 1GB.
• Built in Flash
• PhoTags Express software for managing and enhancing your photos, printing, sending photos by e-mails and
much more.
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What your camera includes
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Camera
PhoTags Express installation CD
USB cable
User’s Manual
Strip
AV cable
Computer System Requirements for Windows
To be able to download photos to your PC you will need the following minimum configuration:
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Pentium processor or above with Windows 2000, XP and VISTA (32-bit edition).
128 MB RAM, 100 MB free disk space
Available USB Interface
CD-ROM Drive
Recommended screen resolution 1024 X 768 pixels or higher.
16-bit color or higher display adaptor.
Computer System Requirements for Macintosh
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Power Macintosh G3 500 MHz or higher
Mac OS X version 10.2.6 or later
128 MB or more available system RAM (256 MB recommended), 150 MB free disk space
800 x 600 or higher-resolution monitor displaying millions of colors
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A Quick Look at Your Camera
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The mode dial
• Camera Mode:
Take still photos
• Video Mode:
Capture video
• Playback Mode:
View, print and edit photos and play videos
• Setup mode
To set “Image setting”, “Exposure”, “White balance”, “Sharpness”, “Quality”, “Frequency”, “Date”, “Auto off”,
“Format memory card”, “Digital zoom”, “Key tone”, “Tv out”, “Color”, “Fw version”,
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Icons on the LCD Screen
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Battery power level
SD Card inserted
Full battery power
Macro Capture
Medium battery power
Self-timer
Low battery power
Self-timer On
Photo quality
Date
Standard quality
High quality
Zoom section:
Flash
Force Flash
Auto
Protect
Reduce red eyes
Protect On
Focus area
No Flash
Mode
Camera
Video
Playback
Set up
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Main Buttons
Power on/off:
Press power button to turn your camera on.
Pressing it again will turn your camera off.
Down/ Self –Timer
Navigation Buttons
Left/Date
Right/Delete
OK/ (Menu)
Display
The Navigation buttons are used to navigate and
select functions.
Zoom out
Up/Flash
Zoom in
Shutter button
(Take photos)
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Preparing Your Camera for Use
Battery Installation
Your camera requires three AAA batteries. Insert the batteries into the camera:
1. Slide and open the cover of the battery compartment.
2.
3.
Please make sure that the correct battery is inserted with the correct polarity facing up.
Please refer to the diagram below for the correct insertion method.
4.
Close battery door.
When the Low Battery icon
is flashing, you need to replace your camera’s batteries. If you do not have an
SD memory card in the camera, please download these photos you have on the camera before switching off the
camera.
WARNING: Unless you are using an SD memory card, power off your camera or opening the battery
compartment and removing the battery will erase the photos currently stored in the camera.
Download your photos as often as possible. Photos will be lost when the camera Auto switch-off or
the battery runs low. Do not open the battery door before switch off the camera.
NOTE: If you do not intend to use your camera for an extended period, remove the batteries to avoid battery
leakage and corrosion.
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Installing SD Memory Card
Your camera has a memory card slot that enables you to insert any “SD” compatible memory card. Adding a
memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your camera before you have to transfer photos/videos to
a PC. Photos and videos stored in this manner will not be lost regardless of any change in battery power.
Note: Limited internal memory is provided for test images. Those images will be deleted when camera power is
turned off. Please download the test images before turning the power off. SD memory card is required for
normal use.
Installing the SD Memory Card:
1. Locate the Memory card slot as illustrated above.
2. Insert the memory card into the slot.
3. Push the card in until you feel it "click" into position. The top of the card should be flushed with the
4.
icon will be visible on the LCD screen indicating that an external memory
surface of the camera. A
card is installed.
Once an external memory card is inserted in the camera all the images taken will be stored on the
external memory card.
Caution:
• Be sure to format your SD memory card with the camera in the first time using (See “Format” in Set Up mode).
• Formatting will delete all the data on the SD Memory Card.
• Do not remove the SD Memory Card during formatting as this may damage the card and render it unusable.
• Formatting will delete protected data too.
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• SD Memory Cards formatted on a PC or device other than the camera cannot be used. Be sure to format the
card with the camera.
• When you power off the camera or change batteries, all the data in the built-in memory will be deleted, please
download the test images to your PC.
• DO NOT rotate the Mode dial if your camera is connected to the printer when using PictBridge.
TV out function
You can use TV to compose your object for shooting and view photos you have taken.
Turn on your camera and TV.
Connect your camera to TV with AV cable correctly.
Now you can use TV as your LCD screen.
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Starting Your Camera
Press the power On/Off
button to start the camera. The lens will automatically extend. In camera mode,
the LCD screen will light up. This will confirm that your camera is on and ready for use. Press the power button
again, the camera will be turned off and the lens will go back in.
Camera Mode
Set the mode dial to Camera Mode – the
icon will appear on your LCD screen.
TAKING PHOTOS
You can compose your shot using your LCD screen. Hold the camera steady then press and hold the shutter
appear on the LCD screen, wait until the focus area
button half way down to focus. The auto focus area
color changes from white to green, and then press down the shutter button fully to take a good quality photo.
There will be a short delay while the camera saves the photo to memory.
Note:
1. When you press and hold the shutter button half way down for a moment, if the focus area color turns
red, this indicates that the subject is not in focus or the focus range is too light or too dark.
2. When you press and hold the shutter button half way down for a moment, if the focus area color turns
green, this indicates that the subject is fine and you can press down the shutter button fully to take a
good quality photo.
After each photo is shot (when the camera returns to icon mode) the numbers of photos left to shoot at this
resolution is displayed at the top left of the LCD screen.
When the camera's memory (photo capacity) is full. If you attempt to take a photo, the LCD screen will display
“MEMORY FULL. Download photos to your PC and insert a memory card to take more than two test photos.”
MACRO FUNCTION
You can use the MACRO function to take photos when the object being photographed is very near.
1. Press OK/Menu button
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2. Press navigation button
to select MACRO menu.
3. Press navigation button
or
to select “ON”:
MACRO: the auto focus range is from 5 cm to 30 cm.
to confirm and the corresponding icon will be shown on the LCD when you select
4. Press OK/Menu button
MACRO.
Now you can take photos with MACRO function.
Note: FLASH-light is unable to use in macro function.
OPTICAL ZOOM
You can magnify your object up to 3 times using the optical zoom. Use the
zoom. Press
button to zoom in on your object. Press
and
buttons to adjust the
button to zoom back out.
Note: Do not touch or forbid your lens moving when in use. It will cause more damage to the camera.
DIGITAL ZOOM
You can magnify your object up to 4 times using the digital zoom in digital still image capture. Use the
buttons to adjust the zoom. Push the
back out.
button to zoom in on your object. Push the
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and
button to zoom
DISPLAY
The default display setting shows icons on the LCD screen. Press the
icons. Press the
press the
display button once to switch off the
button again to switch off the LCD (to conserve battery power). To back to the preview,
button or shutter button.
FLASH
In low light conditions it is best to use the built-in flash. You can also use the flash to compensate for backlight
conditions.
To set the flash:
1.
button. The
icon will appear on the LCD screen. This means the Force flash
Press the
function has been "ON" (manual flash). If the flash charging is not ready, the icon will flash.
2.
Press the
button repeatedly. Select the
automatic flash.
icon shown on the LCD screen. This will activate the
3.
Press the
button repeatedly. Select the
red-eyes reduction.
icon shown on the LCD screen. This will activate the
4.
Press the
button repeatedly until the
icon appears. This will turn off the flash function.
Note: All the flash functions will be disabled to use when battery power runs low.
SELF-TIMER
You can include yourself in a photo by using this feature to delay the time between your pressing the shutter
and when the photo is actually taken. It is recommended that you use a tripod when you use the self-timer.
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1.
2.
Press the
button to select the
icon shown on the LCD screen.
Press the shutter button to start a 10 second count down (the count down will appear on the LCD). After
10 seconds a photo is taken.
DATE
If date is selected the date and time the photo was taken will be recorded on the photo.
To set the date and time please refer to the Date and Time section in Setup Mode.
Pressing the
on.
button toggles date ON and OFF – the date icon
will appear on the LCD screen if date is
DELETE (Last Photo)
You can delete the last photo taken from Camera mode.
1. Press the
button to select the Delete Image menu.
2. Press the
button to select “YES”.
3. Press the OK/Menu button
.
If select “NO”, then press OK/Menu button
then will return to the preview.
IMAGE SIZE AND QUALITY
The image size and quality settings determine the number of photos that can be saved and the amount of
memory required for each photo. The higher quality photo will use more memory. The image size and quality
will also affect the maximum size you can print your photo effectively.
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Limited internal memory is provided for test images. Those images will be deleted when camera power is turned
off. The following table tells you how many photos can be taken based on the Image Size and Quality settings:
3072x2304(7MP)
Standard
Quality
2 photos
2560x1920(5MP)
2 photos
2304x1728(4MP)
2 photos
2048x1536(3MP)
2 photos
1600x1200(2MP)
2 photos
1280x960(1MP)
2 photos
640x480(VGA)
2 photos
Image Size
Note: To increase the number of photos your camera can take and store, use an external SD compatible
memory Card (not included). SD memory cards come in a variety of capacities. Please refer to the “Installing an
Optional Memory Card” section of this manual for more information.
To learn how to set photo quality please refer to the “Setup Mode” section of the manual.
Setting the Image Size
In Camera Mode:
Press the OK/Menu
button to display the IMAGE SIZE menu.
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Using the
and
Press OK/Menu button
LCD screen.
navigation arrows select one of the seven Image Size options on the LCD screen.
to confirm your selection. The new image size will appear on the bottom left of the
Video Mode
Set the mode dial to Video mode. The
icon will appear on the LCD screen.
You can take digital video clips with your camera. Without an SD memory card, the limited internal memory in
your camera provides for limited testing of the video function.
The maximum available recording time is displayed on the top left of the LCD screen.
Press and hold the shutter button half way down and wait until the Auto focus area color turns green, then press
will appear on the LCD screen.
the shutter button down fully to start recording. The icon
Elapsed recording time will be displayed on the top left of the LCD screen.
To stop recording press the shutter button down again.
Note: 1. The video will be saved in AVI format and can be played by either with Windows Media Player or Apple
Quick Time. Shooting time varies depending on the available space in your camera's memory.
2. The optical zoom and auto focus function is unusable when recording AVI file.
3. When pressing the OK/Menu button, the LCD screen display the video size, you can choose the video
size 640x480 or 320x240 pixels.
Playback Mode
Set the mode dial to Playback mode. The
icon will appear on the LCD screen. You can review the photos
and videos you have recorded. In Playback mode you can rotate, protect, delete, crop and print your photos,
and you can protect and delete video clips. You can also print photos directly from your camera using PictBridge.
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Note: The message, “No File Exist” will be displayed on the LCD screen if there are no photos in the camera.
The display button
toggles between displaying the following on the LCD screen:
Single image or video clip with icons.
When a file is selected, the number of the files you have selected will be displayed.
Thumbnails Display:
till you see your images displayed as thumbnails.
Press the Display button
Use the navigation arrows to browse the media files in your camera. A selected file will be high lighted by a
border.
To see a full screen display of the file, press the display button
.
Single Image Display:
Press the Display button
Use the
Press
until you see the full screen display.
and
navigation arrows to browse the files in your camera.
button to zoom in the photo for clearly viewing.
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Press the navigation buttons
,
,
and
to pan across the image.
Panning allows you to move around the image you have zoomed in on.
Press button
to zoom back out, or you can press OK/Menu button
to fit screen image display.
To play AVI file:
Select an AVI file you want to view by pressing
Press OK/Menu button
and
navigation button.
.
and
navigation button to select PLAY/DELETE/CANCEL.
Using
Press OK/Menu button to confirm your selection.
You can press OK/Menu button
again to stop playing.
Note: In playback mode: press OK/Menu button repeatedly to enter or close the drop-up menu.
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ROTATE:
Press the OK/Menu button
Select the
Pressing the
.
Menu.
navigation button until you select rotate range: 270/180/90 degrees or CANCEL.
Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection and a “ROTATE&SAVING” appear on the LCD.
or
Select “CANCEL” to close the drop up menu or press
mode.
button to select other functions in the playback
PROTECT:
You can protect your photos/videos from accidental deletion selecting to
“protect” them.
1. Press the OK/Menu button
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.
2. Press the
and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
3. Using the
navigation button to select “Protect” to lock the file. After locked, you can select “Unprotect” to
make your file lockless.
4. Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
will appear on the LCD screen if you have selected to protect the file. (Note: Formatting a
A lock icon
memory card will delete protected data too).
or
Select “CANCEL” to close the drop up menu or press
mode.
button to select other functions in the playback
DELETE:
Delete unwanted photos and videos at any time to free up memory. You can delete one image or video clip at a
time or delete all the unprotected photos and videos that are currently recorded on the memory card at once.
1. Press the OK/Menu button
.
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2. Press the
and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
3. Pressing the
navigation button until you select a function:
OK: Delete the image currently selected. The image displayed in the LCD monitor will be erased. You can use
the repeat this procedure for each image you wish to erase.
ALL: Delete all unprotected still Images.
CANCEL: Choose cancel to exit the menu without making changes.
4. Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
or
Select “CANCEL” to close the drop up menu or press
mode.
button to select other functions in the playback
Note: if you attempt to delete a locked photo, you will be reminded: “The file is write-protected. Press OK to
continue”.
CROP PICTURE:
Crop your photos to show only a specific portion of an image or to highlight certain focal points. The Crop
feature lets you zoom in on an image and then save that part of the image as a new photo.
1. Press the OK/Menu button
2. Press the
button.
and
.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
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menu and then press OK/Menu
3. Press the
navigation button to select “OK” and then press OK/Menu button
to zoom in and press
to confirm.
to zoom out the photo.
i.
Press
ii.
,
,
and
to pan across the image.
Press the navigation buttons
Panning allows you to move around the image you have zoomed in on.
4. Press the OK/Menu button
.
and
navigation button to select:
5. Using
SAVE: save the photo you cropped as a new photo.
CANCEL: to exit without changing.
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6. Press the OK/Menu button to confirm your selection.
Note: Display button is unusable when using zoom in the photo.
PICTBRIDGE:
PictBridge allows you to print images directly from your camera to your printer (provided your printer is
PictBridge compatible) bypassing the need for a computer. When using PictBridge, DO NOT switch modes or
rotate the Mode dial if your camera is connected to the printer.
To print a photo, be sure the camera is in Play back mode
1. Press the OK/Menu button
2. Press the
3. Press
and
.
.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
button to select “OK” and then press OK/Menu button
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menu.
to confirm.
a. Connect your camera to a PictBridge compatible printer.
A few seconds later, the “Processing”
indicates your camera is connected
b. Press OK/Menu button
c. Using the
d. Using the
and
and
appears on the LCD screen. (This
to the printer.)
.
navigation buttons to select a photo you want to print.
navigation button to select “Print”. (“Cancel” to exit)
to confirm your selection and “Printing…..” appear on the LCD screen.
e. Press OK/Menu button
A moment later, the photo you select is printed.
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f. To exit the PictBridge, disconnect your printer.
Note:
menu and press
first, then
1. To print photos in PLAYBACK mode, you must select the PICTBRIDGE
connect your camera to the printer. Otherwise the camera will automatically turn to MSDC mode.
Please do not switch the mode dial when the camera connects to the printer. Data will be lost!
2. Please do not remove your SD memory card when the camera connects to the printer. Data will be lost!
3. You cannot print AVI file.
To exit the playback set up menu.
1.
Press OK/Menu button
2.
Press
3.
Press
4.
Press OK/Menu button
and
.
to select “Exit” menu.
button to select “OK”.
to confirm.
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Setup Mode
Rotate the mode dial to “Setup” Mode
IMAGE SETTING:
This setting allows you to return your camera to its default settings. Select “AUTO” to restore the default image
settings.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation button, select AUTO to restore the default image settings or select CANCEL to exit
Using the
the menu without making changes, and close the drop-up menu.
Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
EXPOSURE:
This setting allows you to control the brightness of your images.
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Press the OK/Menu button
Press the
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
Using the
navigation button, select an exposure value. (From -2 to +2)
Press the navigation buttons up to increase the EV value or down to decrease the EV value. Select a positive
value to increase brightness (make photos lighter), or a negative value to decrease brightness (make photos
darker).
Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
WHITE BALANCE:
This setting allows the camera to adjust the color of your photos camera according to the color of your light
source.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
menu.
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to open or close the drop-up
and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
2.
Press the
3.
Using the
navigation button, select the most appropriate light source: AUTO/OUTDOOR/ SHADE/
INCANDESCENT/ FLUORESENT.
4.
Press the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
SHARPNESS:
This setting allows you to adjust the sharpness of your images, making edges more or less distinct.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
2.
Press the
3.
Using the
4.
Press the OK/Menu button
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
navigation button to select NORMAL/SHARP/SOFT.
to confirm your selection.
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menu.
QUALITY:
The quality of your photos also affects the number of shots you can take. The HIGH setting means you can take
fewer photos, but they will be of better quality.
Press the OK/Menu button
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
1.
Press the
2.
Using the
3.
Press the OK/Menu button
menu.
navigation button, select your Quality setting: HIGH or STANDARD.
to confirm your selection.
FREQUENCY:
Fluorescent lighting oscillation can affect the quality of your photos. Set the camera for the correct frequency for
the country that you are in. Your camera has 2 Frequency settings, 60HZ for the U.S. and Asia, and 50HZ for
Europe and Japan. The default setting is 60Hz.
To change the frequency:
Press the OK/Menu button
to open or close the drop-up menu.
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and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
1.
Press the
2.
Using the
3.
Press the OK/Menu button
menu.
navigation button, select your Frequency setting: 60Hz or 50Hz.
to confirm your selection.
DATE:
The “PhoTags Express” software makes it possible for you to keep track of the dates of your photos. The date
you shot the image is recorded by the camera and will appear automatically on the photo when you download it
to your computer using the “PhoTags Express” software. Go to the User Preferences in the “PhoTags Software”
after downloading the photos in order to hide or show the date on the photo. The Active Captions information
you have added will become searchable data to help you keep track of your photos.
The date function can be turned on and off in camera mode (as described in the Camera Mode section).
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
.
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2.
Press the
3.
Using the
and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
navigation button, select ON/OFF to display or hide the Date on photo, and then press
the OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
SET DATE:
1.
Select “set date” menu, press OK/Menu button
2.
Use the
3.
Use the
and
and
to enter the menu.
buttons to select: Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minutes .
buttons to adjust these values.
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4.
Press the OK/Menu button
to save your setting and exit the SET DATE menu.
AUTO OFF:
The Auto Shut-Off is a special battery-saving feature, which allows the camera to turn itself off when not in use.
You can choose how long the LCD screen will remain on while idle before automatically shutting off.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
2.
Press the
3.
Using the
shutting off.
4.
Press the OK/Menu button
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
navigation button, select the time period the camera will remain idle before automatically
to confirm your selection.
FORMAT:
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This function reformats the memory card and will erase all files in memory including files that have been
protected.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
Press the
Using the
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
navigation button, select:
OK: to format your card, Press the OK/Menu button
CANCEL: to exit the menu without making changes.
to confirm your selection.
DIGITAL ZOOM:
You can turn on/off your digital zoom function.
Press the OK/Menu button
to enter or close the drop-up menu.
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and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
1.
Press the
2.
Using the
3.
Press OK/Menu button
menu.
navigation button to select: ON/OFF.
to confirm your selection.
KEY TONE
Set your camera key tone ON/OFF.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
2.
Press the
3.
Using the
4.
Press OK/Menu button
and
to open or close the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu.
navigation button to select: ON/OFF.
to confirm your selection.
TV OUT
You can compose the object, play AVI file, view photos using TV instead of camera screen.
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Press the OK/Menu button
and
to open the drop-up menu.
navigation buttons until you have selected the
1.
Press the
2.
Using the
3.
Press OK/Menu button
menu.
navigation button to select NTSC or PAL mode in camera.
to confirm your selection.
COLOR
You can set your individual back color through this option. To look at the effect, switch the mode to
Camera or Video mode.
1.
Press the OK/Menu button
to open the drop-up menu.
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2.
3.
Press the
and
navigation buttons until you have selected the
menu
Using the navigation button to select: BLACK&WHITE, SEPIA, COLOR.
4.
Press OK/Menu button
to confirm your selection.
This option is the edition about your camera.
Transferring Images and video clips to your Macintosh
Transfer images and video clips from your camera to your Mac by copying directly from the camera volume
using the Finder.
1. Turn your camera on.
2. Connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable provided. Your camera will automatically
appear on your desktop as a volume and your LCD screen will display “MSDC”.
3. Double click on the volume icon for your camera and then on the folders containing your photos or video
clips.
4. Drag and drop your photos or video clips to the location of your choice.
Install PhoTags Express Software on MS Windows
NOTE: Before attempting to install the software, make sure that you do not have the camera’s USB cable
attached to your computer. This will affect the install process and can cause a failed installation of the camera
software.
Software Installation
Insert the CD that came with your camera into your CD-Rom drive. Make sure that your camera is not
connected to the computer.
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On the “Install your camera software” screen, select the camera from the dropdown list on the left and then click
the “Install” button to install the “PhoTags Express” software.
On the “Install your camera software” screen, select your camera model from the drop down list and click the
“Install” button to install PhoTags Express.
On the “PhoTags Express" screen, click the “Next” button.
Please review the license terms and click the “Agree” button to continue.
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Let the “PhoTags Express” installer create the folder where the program will be installed to, and then click
“Install”.
Click “Finish” to let the “PhoTags Express” installer finish the installation program.
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Congratulations!! You have successfully installed the “PhoTags Express” software.
Everything you need to get the most from your photos
The “Photags Express” software that is installed on your computer allows you to edit existing photos that you
have on your computer as well as the photos that you have captured with your camera:
Click the “PhoTags Express” icon that appears on your desktop to open the “PhoTags Express” Software.
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From the Main Menu screen that appears, select the “Select Photos”, “Enhance Photos” or “Add Captions”
buttons. You can use these features to edit your photos:
Manage your photos by creating countless unique photo collections without duplicating any photos. Burn
CD’s of any folders for backup and storage.
Enhance your photos; Auto Enhance, Crop, Correct Red Eye, Manually Adjust and add Special Effects.
Add Active Captions- add Text Captions, Frames, Shapes, Keywords… and more that can be viewed or
hidden any time.
Locate and Organize your photos and collections- Search by Captions, Category, Keyword or Date - directly
from the operating system of your computer.
Share your photos via E-mail, Local Printing and Create HTML web pages for uploading online.
Create Calendars, two-sided Greeting Cards and Postcards on standard photo paper... You can
purchase Albums and Video CD, two additional workshop projects online at anytime and these will be
automatically activated in “PhoTags Express”.
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Create Photo Albums and Slide Shows on CDs that can be viewed on your PC and VCD’s for viewing on
your TV using your DVD player. Add background music to your slideshow.
How to purchase additional “Workshop” projects
In addition to the free Calendars, two-sided Greeting Cards and Postcards Workshop projects, you have
the ability to purchase two additional Workshop projects: "Albums" and "Video CD" online, at anytime.
1. To purchase the “Workshop Project” simply click the one you want and you will be referred to an
online website where you can purchase them.
2. Once you purchase the “Workshop projects” they will be automatically activated in the software.
Download photos to your PC
Transfer Images Using PhoTags Express
1.
Make Sure that the camera is power on.
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2.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port of the camera.
3.
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your computer.
4.
You can see “MSDC” showing on the screen when the camera was connecting to PC.
5.
The “Camera/Removable Media Auto Detect” window will automatically appear on your PC screen.
6.
The number of pictures and other media (videos included) on the camera or memory card will appear on
the window. Click “OK” if you want to transfer the photos and save them to your computer.
7.
The “PhoTags Express” application you installed will open in the “Get photos” wizard mode and will ask
you to select the photos you want to transfer. Select your photos and click “Next” to continue.
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8.
Add Active Captions to your pictures. You can add a date, keywords, categories and more. Click “Next”
to continue.
9.
On the next screen, choose where you want to place your photos and click the “Finish” button to copy the
photos to your computer.
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10.
All of the pictures you imported will appear in the “Select Photos” main window
Manual Photo Download -Get photos manually using “PhoTags Express”
Use the “PhoTags Express” program to import the photos from your camera.
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2.
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4.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB slot on your camera.
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your computer.
Make sure that your camera is connected and turned ON.
Double-click the “PhoTags Express” icon on your desktop to launch the “PhoTags Express” program.
5.
Click on the “Get Photos” button on the Main Menu.
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6.
The “Device Selection” mode will appear. Select your camera device. Your camera or memory card will
appear in the “Active devices” list as a “Removable disk”. If both your camera and the memory card
appear in the “Active Devices” list as a “Removable Disk”, simply toggle between the two devices to
select pictures.
Custom Copy
This mode is used to manually select the photos you wish to copy to your computer.
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1.
Select "Custom Copy" copy method. Click "Next" to continue.
2.
Select your photos and click "Next" to continue.
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3.
Add Active Captions to your pictures. With this feature, you can add a date, keywords and categories.
Click “Next” to continue.
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5.
On the next screen, choose where you want to place your photos on your computer.
Click on “Finish” to copy the photos to the location you selected.
6.
All of the pictures you imported will appear in the “Select photos” main window.
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Express Copy Method
Select this option if you want to have all the images transferred to the PC without the option to select which
photos you want to transfer. In this mode you will not see a preview of the images transferred. For more
information please refer to the Quick Start guide in PhoTags Express.
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Viewing Videos
Make sure that your camera is connected to your computer with the USB cable. Open any application that
will enable you to view video files (for example Windows Media Player). Select the “Playback” tab and
double click on a video in the “Play list” window. The video will appear in the “Main Window” in the actual
size. To play the video, use the video controls
Maintenance of Your Digital Camera
Your camera is a delicate instrument- please handle it with care.
Sakar Warranty Card
This warranty covers for the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable. Products that fail to
function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to defects in material or workmanship. Your product will be
repaired at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one year.
What Is Not Covered By Warranty:
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Damages or malfunctions not resulting from defects in material or workmanship and damages or malfunctions
from other than normal use, including but limited to, repair by unauthorized parties, tampering, modification or
accident.
What To Do When Service Is Required:
When returning your defective product (postage pre-paid) for service, your package should include:
Copy of original bill of sale
A detailed written description of the problem.
Your return address and telephone number (Daytime)
MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW:
Sakar International
Attention: Service Department
195 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
Tel: 732-248-1306
You may also visit www.sakar.com for further assistance if necessary or call our tech support department toll free
at (877) 397-8200.
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications
•Image Sensor
•Image Resolution
•LCD Display
•Internal Memory
•External Memory
•Lens
•Zoom
•Exposure
•White Balance
•Self-timer
•File Format
CMOS Sensor
Digital
Camera:
3072x2304pixels(7MP),
2560X1920pixels(5MP),
2304x1728pixels(4MP),
2048X1536pixels(3MP),
1600X1200pixels
(2MP),1280*960 pixels (1MP), 640x480pixels(VGA).
Video: 320x240/ 640X480 pixels
2.4” TFT
Internal SDRAM (32MB) for buffer (With 2 testing photos)
•Build-in Storage capability
SD / MMC card
3x 36-108mm 1:2.8-4.8
3X Optical and 4X Digital Zoom
-2.0V ~ +2.0V
Auto, Outdoor, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent
10s
JPEG/AVI with Audio
Internal Memory:
2 testing photos (7M, 5M, 4M,3M,2M,1M, VGA).
•Flash
off /on/auto/red-eyes reduction
•Interface
TV out
Microphone
Battery
•Working temperature
USB 1.1
Yes
Yes
3*AAA
0-40℃
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Q: I have taken photos, but my computer says "No photos in camera." What do I do?
First, ensure that you have taken photos with your camera. Press the shutter button a few times to
take some sample photos and try again. If you still get a no photos error, this indicates that the
software was not installed correctly or your computer may not meet the minimum system requirements.
System Requirements:
First, ensure that you have at least a Pentium II 300 MHz, AMD Athlon 300 MHz, or a Celeron 400
MHz or higher as well as at least 128MB of RAM. Please Note that the older AMD K6 processors will
not work. More information about determining your computer's specifications can be found in the
General Computer Information section. If you have determined that you have pictures in your
camera and you meet the system requirements, follow the steps below to reinstall the software.
Software Re-installation
First install the software. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel and Add/Remove programs.
You will need to remove PhoTags Express. After removing it, restart your computer. If your camera is connected,
disconnect it.
Now reinstall the software. Insert the CD that came with your camera. It should automatically
run the installation.
Restart the computer.
Once your computer is back up, plug the camera into your computer's USB port.
Right-click on the "My Computer" icon. Select Properties.
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP: Click on hardware and then Device Manager.
If the camera is installed correctly, there will be a category listed for "Imaging Devices" and clicking
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on the "+" next to it should reveal your camera. If not, you will likely see "Digital Still Camera" under
"Other Devices" with a brightly colored marking next to it indicating it is not functioning correctly.
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP: Right click on the non-functioning device and select
uninstall. If a warning pops up, press OK.
Restart your computer again. Your camera is now successfully installed.
Q: How do I make sure I don't lose important pictures?
Your camera uses SDRAM memory, which requires a constant electric current to store your photos.
Should your camera power off or lose power (for instance if the battery dies or is removed) all stored pictures in
the build-in memory will be lost. We recommend always downloading your photos to your computer as soon as
possible to
prevent unintentional data loss. Photos and videos stored on an SD memory card will not be lost
regardless of any change in battery power.
Q: How can I do if my camera crashed.
A: 1.Remove your battery first.
2.Reinstall your battery to your battery compartment.
3.Power on your camera,
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This device complies with the part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1)
this device may not cause harmful interference , and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Caution: changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules, These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates. Uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with instructions. may cause harmful interference
to radio or -television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
__ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
__ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
__ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
__ Consult the dealer or experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
RP08DUCD500O1000E03
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