Minolta DIMAGE VIEWER 2.1 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Konica Minolta product. Please take the time to read
through this instruction manual so you can enjoy all the features of your new digital
camera.
Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately
contact your camera dealer.
DiMAGE G530 digital camera
Lithium-ion battery NP-600
Lithium-ion battery charger BC-600
Neck strap NS-DG130
SD Memory Card
USB cable USB-810
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
DiMAGE Viewer manual
Camera manual
Warranty card
Only use the battery specified in this manual that are manufactured and distributed by
Konica Minolta. Beware of counterfeit batteries; the use of these batteries will damage
the product and may cause fire.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of Konica
Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The
official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System. Pentium is a registered trademark
of the Intel Corporation. Power PC is a trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
QuickTime is a trademark used under license. Memory Stick is a trademark of Sony Corporation. All
other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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BEFORE YOU
BEGIN
FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
Lithium-ion batteries
This camera operates on a small, but powerful lithium-ion battery. Misuse or abuse of the
lithium-ion battery can cause damage or injury through fire, electric shock, or chemical
leakage. Read and understand all warnings before using the battery.
DANGER
• Do not short, disassemble, damage, or modify the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to fire or high temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not expose the battery to water, or moisture. Water can corrode or damage the internal battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not drop or subject the battery to strong impacts. Impacts can damage the internal
battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Do not use the battery with any other products.
• Only use the specified charger. An inappropriate charger may cause damage or injury
through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use a leaking battery. If fluid from the battery enters your eye, immediately rinse
the eye with plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the battery makes
contact with your skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Only use or charge the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between
0° and 40°C (32° and 104°F). Only store the battery in an environment with ambient
temperatures between –20° and 35°C (–4° and 95°F) and a humidity of 45% to 85%
RH.
WARNING
• Tape over the lithium-ion battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal;
always follow local regulations for battery disposal.
• If charging is not completed after the specified period elapses, unplug the charger and
discontinue charging immediately.
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GENERAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Read and understand the following warnings and cautions for safe use of the digital
camera and its accessories.
WARNING
• Only use the battery specified in this manual.
• Only use the specified charger or AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the
unit. An inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Only use the charger power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not disassemble the camera or charger. Electric shock may cause injury if a high
voltage circuit inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the battery or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the
camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash
unit, is exposed. The flash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock
resulting in injury. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries
or fire.
• Keep the battery, memory card, or small parts that could be swallowed away from
infants. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm
them with the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident.
• Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an
accident.
• Do not look directly at the sun or strong light sources through the viewfinder. It may
damage your eyesight or cause blindness.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
• Do not use these products in a humid environment, or operate them with wet hands. If
liquid enters these products, immediately remove the battery or unplug the product, and
discontinue use. The continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage
or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use these products near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine,
or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint
thinner to clean these products. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may
cause an explosion or fire.
• When unplugging the AC adapter or charger, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the
plug when removing it from an outlet.
• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter or charger cord. A damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• If these products emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately
remove the battery taking care not to burn yourself as the battery may become hot with
use. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
• Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.
• Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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CAUTION
• Do not use or store these products in a hot or humid environment such as the glove
compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the camera, charger, and battery which
may result in burns or injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If the battery is leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The camera, charger, and battery temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care
should be taken to avoid burns.
• Burns may result if the memory card or battery is removed immediately after extended
periods of use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large amount of energy which may cause burns.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and
the liquid from the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes
contact with skin, wash the area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in
contact with the eyes, immediately rinse the eyes with plenty of water and contact a
doctor.
• When using the AC adapter and charger, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.
• Do not use electronic transformers or travel adapters with the charger. The use of these
devices may cause a fire or damage the product.
• Do not use if the AC adapter or charger cord is damaged.
• Do not cover the AC adapter or charger. A fire may result.
• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter or charger; this can hinder the unplugging of
the units in emergencies.
• Unplug the AC adapter or charger when cleaning or not in use.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
The following marks may be found on the product:
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the
EU (European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE
stands for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration on Conformity
Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc.
Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Digital Camera: DiMAGE G530
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications
not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment. 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 the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does 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 the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The getting up and running section covers how to prepare the camera for use. It contains
important information about power supplies and memory cards. The basic operation of
this camera is covered in the recording - basic operation section between pages 22 and
30, and the playback - basic operation section between pages 32 and 34. Read the datatransfer mode section in its entirety before connecting the camera to a computer or
printer.
Many of the features of this camera are controlled with menus. The menu navigation
sections concisely describe the menu. Descriptions of the settings immediately follow the
navigation sections.
The appendix contains a troubleshooting section to help answer questions about the
operation of the camera. Information covering camera care and storage is also provided.
Please store this manual in a safe place.
Names of parts ....................................................................................................................................12
Getting up and running.........................................................................................................................14
Charging the battery ................................................................................................................14
Inserting a battery....................................................................................................................15
Battery-condition indicator .......................................................................................................16
Auto power off .........................................................................................................................16
AC adapter (sold separately)...................................................................................................17
Installing and removing a memory card ..................................................................................18
About memory cards ...............................................................................................................19
Turning the camera on and off ................................................................................................20
Attaching the strap...................................................................................................................20
Setting the language, date, and time ......................................................................................21
Recording - basic operation .................................................................................................................22
Handling the camera ...............................................................................................................22
LCD monitor display ................................................................................................................22
Using the zoom lens................................................................................................................23
Basic recording operation........................................................................................................24
Focus lock ...............................................................................................................................25
Focus range.............................................................................................................................25
Focus signals...........................................................................................................................26
Special focusing situations ......................................................................................................26
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TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Display button - recording mode .............................................................................................27
Flash modes ............................................................................................................................28
Flash range - Automatic operation ..........................................................................................29
Flash signals............................................................................................................................29
Macro modes...........................................................................................................................30
Deleting images.......................................................................................................................31
Playback - basic operation ...................................................................................................................32
Single-frame playback display.................................................................................................32
Viewing images .......................................................................................................................33
Display button - playback ........................................................................................................33
Enlarged playback ...................................................................................................................33
Index playback.........................................................................................................................34
Recording - advanced operation ..........................................................................................................34
Changing modes .....................................................................................................................34
Movie recording .......................................................................................................................35
Navigating the recording menus..............................................................................................36
Scene selection .......................................................................................................................38
Color mode ..............................................................................................................................39
Memory priority........................................................................................................................39
Drive modes ............................................................................................................................40
Image size and quality.............................................................................................................41
Self timer .................................................................................................................................42
Exposure compensation ..........................................................................................................43
Movie/audio recording mode ...................................................................................................44
Audio recording .......................................................................................................................44
Audio caption...........................................................................................................................45
White balance..........................................................................................................................46
Camera sensitivity (ISO)..........................................................................................................47
Camera sensitivity and flash range .........................................................................................47
Exposure modes......................................................................................................................48
Aperture priority ..........................................................................................................48
Manual exposure ........................................................................................................49
Focus modes ...........................................................................................................................50
Autofocus and autoexposure lock ...........................................................................................51
Playback - advanced operation............................................................................................................52
Playing back movies and audio...............................................................................................52
Deleting audio captions ...........................................................................................................53
Navigating the playback menu ................................................................................................54
Frame-selection screen ...........................................................................................................55
Copy & Move ...........................................................................................................................56
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Resize ....................................................................................................................................57
DPOF ....................................................................................................................................58
Protect ....................................................................................................................................60
Slide show ...............................................................................................................................61
Setup menu
....................................................................................................................................62
Navigating the setup menu......................................................................................................62
Format ....................................................................................................................................64
Adjusting the monitor...............................................................................................................65
Start-up LED............................................................................................................................66
Information display setup.........................................................................................................66
Monitor on/off...........................................................................................................................67
Instant playback.......................................................................................................................67
Custom ....................................................................................................................................68
Custom setup ..........................................................................................................................69
Flash compensation....................................................................................................70
Saturation....................................................................................................................70
Contrast ......................................................................................................................70
Sharpness...................................................................................................................71
Shutter-speed limit ......................................................................................................71
RGB color channels....................................................................................................72
An introduction to color............................................................................................................72
AE metering modes .................................................................................................................73
File-number memory ...............................................................................................................74
Red-eye reduction ...................................................................................................................74
Digital zoom.............................................................................................................................75
Sound ....................................................................................................................................76
Auto power off .........................................................................................................................76
USB transfer mode ..................................................................................................................77
Initialize....................................................................................................................................78
Language.................................................................................................................................80
Date setup ...............................................................................................................................81
A short guide to photography ...............................................................................................................82
What is an Ev? ........................................................................................................................82
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TABLE
OF CONTENTS
USB-transfer mode...............................................................................................................................83
System requirements...............................................................................................................83
Connecting the camera to a computer ....................................................................................84
Connecting to Windows 98 and 98SE.....................................................................................85
Automatic installation ..................................................................................................85
Manual installation ......................................................................................................86
Memory card folder organization.............................................................................................88
Disconnecting the camera from the computer ........................................................................90
Windows 98 and 98SE ...............................................................................................90
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP ..................................................................90
Macintosh....................................................................................................................91
PictBridge ................................................................................................................................92
Notes on printing errors...........................................................................................................94
QuickTime system requirements .............................................................................................94
Changing the memory card - data-transfer mode ...................................................................95
Appendix
....................................................................................................................................96
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................96
About the lithium-ion battery charger cord ..............................................................................97
Removing the driver software - Windows................................................................................98
Care and storage.....................................................................................................................99
Camera care ...............................................................................................................99
Cleaning......................................................................................................................99
Storage .......................................................................................................................99
Memory cards ...........................................................................................................100
Batteries....................................................................................................................100
Before important events or journeys.........................................................................101
Operating temperatures and conditions ...................................................................101
LCD monitor care......................................................................................................101
Copyright...................................................................................................................101
Questions and service ..............................................................................................101
Technical specifications .........................................................................................................102
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NAMES OF PARTS
* This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these
surfaces clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual
(p. 99).
Shutter-release button
Start-up / Self-timer lamp (p. 42, 66)
Viewfinder window*
Flash (p. 28)
Speaker
Lens cover / Main switch
Lens*
Microphone
Tripod socket
Battery/Card chamber door (p. 15, 18)
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NAMES
OF PARTS
Viewfinder*
Indicator lamp
Playback button (p. 32)
Delete button (p. 31)
Controller
Zoom buttons (p. 23)
Strap eyelet
(p. 20)
LCD monitor*
Mode button
Menu button
Set / Display button (p. 27, 33)
USB-port
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Before the camera can be used, the lithium-ion battery must be charged. Before charging
the battery, read the safety warnings on pages 3 through 6. Only recharge the battery
with the supplied battery charger. The battery should be recharged before each shooting
session. See page 100 for battery care and storage.
Plug the power cord into the charger unit
(1). Plug the other end of the cord into a live
household outlet. The included AC cord is
designed for the current of the sales region.
Only use the cord in the region it was
purchased. For more on the AC cord, see
page 97.
1
3
2
With the contacts down, slide the battery
into the charger (2). The indicator lamp (3)
is red when the battery is charging. The
lamp turns green when the battery has
been charged. Charging time is
approximately 120 minutes.
When the battery has been charged, remove it from the charger. Unplug the power cord
from the outlet.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
INSERTING A BATTERY
This digital camera uses one NP-600
lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery,
read the safety warnings on page 3 of this
manual. When replacing the battery, the
camera should be turned off.
1
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
Insert the battery (2).
Close the battery-chamber door (3) and
slide it toward the camera to engage the
safety catch.
After initially installing the battery, the menu
language, clock, and calendar need to be
set. The camera can also reset if the
camera is stored without a battery. See
page 21 on how to set up the camera.
2
3
Camera notes
After initially inserting a charged battery, do not remove it from the camera for twenty-four hours;
the camera can be off during this period. The lithium-ion battery is used to charge an internal
battery, which protects settings when the camera is turned off.
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BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator. It is displayed in
the bottom left corner of the LCD monitor when the camera is on.
Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged.
Low-battery indicator - battery power is low. The battery should be recharged as
soon as possible.
If power is insufficient for camera operation, the indicator lamp next to the
viewfinder blinks. The monitor will not turn on. The battery must be
recharged.
AUTO POWER OFF
To conserve battery power, the camera shuts down if an operation is not made within
three minutes. To restore power, turn the camera off and on with the lens cover or press
the playback button. The length of the auto-power-off period can be changed or the
function disabled in the setup menu (p. 76).
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
AC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Always turn off the camera before
changing between power supplies.
The AC adapter allows the camera to be
powered from a household outlet. The AC
adapter is recommended when the camera
is interfaced with a computer or during
periods of heavy use. AC adapter model
AC-9U is for use in North America, Taiwan
and Japan; AC-9GB is for the United
Kingdom and Hong Kong; AC-9C is for
China; AC-9E is for use in all other areas.
1
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
2
Remove the battery and the cable-slot
cover (2).
Insert the adapter making sure the cable
passes through the slot at the side of the
camera (3).
Close the battery-chamber door (4) and
slide it toward the camera to engage the
safety catch.
Connect the AC adapter cables as
described in the adapter's instruction
manual. Read all warnings and cautions in
the manual before using the AC adapter.
3
4
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INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD
Always turn off the camera and
confirm the viewfinder lamp is out
before changing the memory card,
otherwise the card may be damaged,
and data lost.
An SD Memory card, MultiMediaCard, or
Memory Stick must be inserted for the
camera to operate. If a card has not been
inserted, a no-card warning appears on the
LCD monitor.
1
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
Insert the memory card all the way into the
card slot and then release (2). The Memory
Stick slot is next to the battery; the SD
Memory Card / MultiMediaCard slot is next
to the back of the camera. The card should
catch in the slot. Always push the card in
straight, never at an angle. Never force the
card. If the card does not fit, check that it is
oriented correctly.
2
3
To eject a memory card, press the card into
the slot and release (3). The card can then
be pulled out.
Close the battery-chamber door and slide it
toward the camera to engage the safety
catch (4).
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
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ABOUT MEMORY CARDS
The response time during recording and playback is longer with MultiMediaCards
compared with SD Memory Cards. This is not a defect, but rather due to the
specifications of the cards. When using large capacity cards, some operations like
deletion may take longer.
The SD Memory Cards and Memory Sticks have a write- SD
protect switch to prevent image data from being deleted. Memory
However, when the card is protected, images cannot be Card
recorded. If an attempt is made to record or delete an
image with the camera, the card-protected message
appears and the viewfinder indicator lamp blinks. For
memory card care and store see page 100.
If the unable-to-read message appears, the inserted card
in the camera may need to be formatted. A card used in
another camera may also have to be formatted before
being used. A card can be formatted in the setup menu (p.
64). When a card is formatted, all the data on the card is
permanently erased.
Memory
Stick
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Slide the lens cover in the direction indicated to
turn on the camera; the lens extends
automatically. Do not touch or hinder the lens
while it is extending.
To turn off the camera, push the cover toward the
lens; the lens retracts automatically. The cover
can be closed when the lens has completely
retracted into the body.
ATTACHING THE STRAP
Always keep the strap around your neck in the
event that the camera is accidentally dropped.
1
Pass the small loop of the strap through the strap
eyelet on the camera body (1).
Pass the other end of the strap through
the small loop and tighten (2).
2
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
SETTING THE LANGUAGE, DATE, AND TIME
After initially inserting a memory card and charging the
battery, the menu language and the camera’s clock and
calendar must be set on the setup menu.
1
2
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
ITALIANO
ESPAÑOL
CHINESE
Use the up/down keys to select the language.
Press the set / display button to continue. A
confirmation screen will open.
Use the left/right keys to select “Yes.” “No” returns
to the previous screen.
SET LANGUAGE?
YES
NO
2004
year
01
month
01
day
00
hour
00
min
yy/mm/dd
The four-way keys of the controller (1) move the cursor and
change settings. Pressing the set / display button (2) sets
selections.
Press the set / display button to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the option to be
changed. Use the left/right keys to change the
option. The last option sets the date format
among year/month/day, day/month/year, and
month/day/year.
Press the set / display button to complete the
operation.
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RECORDING MODE - BASIC OPERATION
This section covers basic recording operation. To prepare the camera for use, read pages
14 through 21.
HANDLING THE CAMERA
While using the viewfinder or LCD monitor, grip the camera firmly with
your right hand while supporting the camera body with your left. Keep
your elbows at your side and your feet shoulder-width apart to hold the
camera steadily.
Take care not to cover the lens, or flash with your fingers or the strap.
LCD MONITOR DISPLAY
Flash signal (p. 29)
Date
Time
Focus signal (p. 26)
Mode indicator (p. 34)
AF area
Battery-condition
indicator (p. 16)
Memory priority (p. 39)
Frame counter (p. 41)
Image size and quality (p. 41)
The current date and time are displayed for a few seconds each time the camera is
turned on.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
USING THE ZOOM LENS
This camera is equipped with a 5.6 - 16.8mm zoom lens. This is equivalent to a 34 102mm lens on a 35mm camera. The effect of the optical zoom is visible in both the
viewfinder and LCD monitor.
To zoom in on the subject, push
the tele zoom button.
To zoom out, push the wide
zoom button.
The digital-zoom function can
increase the power of the lens.
The digital zoom is activated in
the setup menu (p. 75).
Camera Notes
Because the optical viewfinder and the lens are slightly separated, the image seen through one is
not exactly the same as the other; this is called parallax. Parallax can cause errors in framing when
using the viewfinder at close distances. When the subject is closer than 1m (3ft) at the lens’ wideangle position or 3m (9.8ft) at the telephoto position, use the monitor to compose the image.
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BASIC RECORDING OPERATION
Place the subject within the AF area.
The focus-lock function (p. 25) can be used with off-center
subjects. If the subject is closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom
lens’ wide-angle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto
position, only use the LCD monitor to frame the subject.
1
Press the shutter-release button partway down (1) to lock
the focus and exposure.
The monitor focus signal and viewfinder indicator lamp
glows when the focus is locked; the flash signal appears if
the flash is going to fire. If the focus signal and indicator
lamp blink, the camera could not focus, repeat the
procedure.
Focus signal
2
Press the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to
take the picture.
After the shutter releases, the viewfinder indicator lamp
glows while image data is being written to the memory card.
Never remove a memory card while data is being
transferred.
If the shutter-release button is pressed and held, a series of
consecutive images is captured. The previous image is
displayed between exposures.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
FOCUS LOCK
The focus-lock function is used when you want to compose the image with the subject
off-center and outside the AF area. Focus lock may also be used when a special situation
prevents the camera from focusing on the subject (p. 26). This function is controlled with
the shutter-release button.
Place the subject within the AF area. Press and hold the
shutter-release button partway down and wait until the
focus signal appears and viewfinder indicator lamp glows to
indicate focus is locked. If the signal and lamp blink, repeat
the procedure.
Focus signal
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button,
recompose the subject within the image area. Press the
shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
FOCUS RANGE
The focus range depends on the zoom position. To focus closer than the distances below,
use the macro mode (p. 30).
Wide-angle position
0.5m - ∞ (1.6ft. - ∞)
Telephoto position
0.8m - ∞ (2.6ft. - ∞)
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FOCUS SIGNALS
This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The monitor focus signal
and viewfinder indicator lamp indicates the focus status. The shutter can be released
regardless if the camera can focus on the subject or not.
Focus confirmed - the monitor focus signal and
viewfinder indicator lamp glow. Focus is locked.
Cannot focus - the focus signal and indicator lamp
blink.
Focus signal
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations, focus lock
(p. 25) or fixed focus (p. 50) can be used to focus on another object at the same distance
as your main subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
The subject is too dark.
The subject in the AF
area is low in contrast.
The subject is composed of broad
horizontal lines.
The subject is near a
very bright object or
area.
Camera Notes
In the manual recording mode (p. 34), the focus can be fixed at specified distances with the focus
mode option on the menu. See page 50 for more on focus modes and page 36 for menu
operation.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
DISPLAY BUTTON - RECORDING MODE
The display button (1) controls the LCD monitor display. The display cycles to the next
format each time the button is pressed: standard display, live image only, and monitor off.
Monitor
off
Standard display
1
Live image only
Battery power can be conserved by turning the monitor off and using the viewfinder to
take pictures. However, because of parallax, the monitor should be used for subjects
closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom lens’ wide-angle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto
position.
When changing settings, the monitor turns on automatically. The warnings and other
relevant information can appear on the live image only display. The digital zoom is
canceled when the monitor is off.
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FLASH MODES
The flash can be used when taking still
images. To select the flash mode, press the
right key of the controller (1) until the
appropriate mode is displayed. The active
flash mode is displayed in the top left
corner of the LCD monitor.
1
Autoflash - the flash fires automatically in
low-light conditions.
Fill flash - the flash fires with each
exposure regardless of the amount of
ambient light. Fill-flash can be used to
reduce harsh shadows caused by strong
direct light or sunshine.
Flash cancel - the flash will not fire. Use
flash cancel when flash photography is
prohibited, natural light is desired to
illuminate the subject, or the subject is
beyond the flash range.
Camera Notes
Red-eye reduction can be activated
with the setup menu. See page 74.
When using the aperture priority or manual
exposure mode (p. 48), autoflash cannot be
selected.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
Autoflash (No display)
Fill flash
Flash cancel
Fill flash
FLASH RANGE - AUTOMATIC OPERATION
The camera automatically controls the flash output. For well-exposed images, the subject
must be within the flash range. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the
same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position. The flash range
can be changed with camera sensitivity (ISO), see page 47.
Wide-angle position
0.5m ~ 3.0m ( 1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
Telephoto position
0.8m ~ 1.7m ( 2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
FLASH SIGNALS
The monitor flash signal indicates the status of the flash.
When the signal appears, the flash will be used in the
exposure.
When using flash cancel, the flash signal and viewfinder
indicator lamp blink to warn of camera shake caused by
long exposures. Camera shake is slight blurring caused by
subtle hand motion and is more pronounced at the lens’
telephoto position than at the wide-angle position. Although
the warning appears, the shutter can be released. If the Flash signal
warning appears, place the camera on a tripod or use the
flash. The warning is not used with manual exposure.
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MACRO MODES
Macro focusing is selected by pressing the
left key of the controller (1). To select Super
Macro, first zoom the lens to the maximum
telephoto position and then select the
appropriate mode with the controller. The
active mode is displayed in the top left
corner of the LCD monitor.
1
The minimum subject distance changes
with the zoom position of the lens. Super
Macro is only available at the telephoto
position of the lens.
Wide-angle position
5cm (2.0in) - ∞
Super Macro
–
Telephoto position
50cm (19.7in) - ∞
20cm - 40cm
(7.9in - 15.7in)
Macro
Super macro
If the subject is outside the flash range (p. 47), overexposure may result. To prevent the
flash from firing, set the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 28).
Always use the monitor to frame the image. The use of a tripod is recommended.
Shooting Tips
Camera shake is more noticeable with long exposures or close-up pictures. In these situations,
place the camera on a tripod and make the exposure with the self-timer (p. 42) to prevent shaking
the camera.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
DELETING IMAGES
Images can be erased in the recording or playback modes.
To delete a file, press the delete button.
DELETE
Use the up / down keys of the controller to select
the delete option.
CANCEL
ONE
SELECT
Press the set button to continue.
ALL
If the select option was selected, the frame
selection screen opens. Select the image(s) to
be deleted by placing the red frame on the index
thumbnail and pressing the set button; a yellow
frame indicates selection. Highlight the “OK”
frame and press the set button to continue.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “YES.” “NO”
cancels the delete operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
DELETE?
YES
NO
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PLAYBACK - BASIC OPERATION
Images are viewed in the playback mode. This section covers the
basic playback operation. The playback mode has additional
functions, see page 52.
Press the playback button to view recorded images. Images can
be viewed directly from the recording mode or when the lens
cover is closed.
To cancel the playback mode, press the playback button. If the
lens cover is open, pressing the shutter-release button also
cancels the playback mode when a still image is displayed.
SINGLE-FRAME PLAYBACK DISPLAY
Folder number - file number (p. 88)
Date of recording
Time of recording
Image-size and quality (p. 41)
Memory location
Frame number / total number of images on card
Battery-condition indicator (p. 16)
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
Press the up key of the
controller to display image
information. Press the up
key a second time to hide
the information display.
VIEWING IMAGES
In playback mode, use the left/right keys of the
controller (1) to scroll through the images on the
memory card.
To delete a file, see page 31.
1
DISPLAY BUTTON - PLAYBACK
Pressing the display button switches between the
standard display and the image-only display. Image
information can only be displayed with the standard
display.
ENLARGED PLAYBACK
An image can be enlarged; maximum
magnification depends on image size. To
enlarge the displayed image, press the
telephoto zoom button (1).
Use the zoom buttons (2) to enlarge and
reduce the image size; the degree of
magnification is displayed. The controller
(3) scrolls the image.
To cancel the enlarged playback, reduce
the image magnification below X1.1 or
press the shutter-release button.
1
2
3
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INDEX PLAYBACK
To view the recorded images in a 9-frame
index, press the wide-angle zoom button
(1). The images are grouped by the
memory card which is indicated on the first
frame of the group. The frame number of
the image is displayed.
1
The controller moves the red border among
the images.
Press the set button, telephoto zoom
button, or shutter-release button to display
the framed image in the single-frame
playback mode.
RECORDING - ADVANCED OPERATION
CHANGING MODES
Four recording modes are available: auto
recording for general photography, scene
selection for specific subjects, movie and
audio recording, and manual recording for
more control over the image. The setup
mode can also be accessed.
MOVIE / AUDIO
Mode indicators
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
Press the mode button (1). The current
mode is indicated. Use the up/down keys of
the controller (2) to select the appropriate
mode. Press the set button (3) to set the
mode; a mode indicator remains on the
monitor.
/ RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
MOVIE RECORDING
This camera can record 320x240 digital movies with audio at approximately 180KB/s.
Select the movie mode with the mode button, see the previous page. The digital zoom
cannot be used and the monitor cannot be turned off.
Place the subject in the center of the monitor and press the
shutter-release button partway down to lock focus (1).
Press the shutter-release button all the way down and
release to begin recording.
1
Recording time
The camera continues to record until the memory card is
full or the shutter-release button is pressed again. The
elapsed recording time and remaining memory are
displayed on the monitor.
Take care not to cover the microphone while recording.
During recording, focus is locked and the optical zoom is
disabled. The writing speed of the memory card may
prematurely end the recording of a movie clip. When using
a MultiMediaCard, the maximum recording time is 30
seconds.
Remaining memory
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NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENUS
Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the menu on. The controller
moves the cursor and changes settings on the menu. For information on the setup menu,
see page 62. To change modes, see page 34.
To activate the menu, press the menu button. The menu varies depending on
the mode selected (p. 34).
Use the left/right keys of the controller to scroll through the menu
options. The option name is displayed on the monitor. The manual
recording menu has several consecutive option displays.
Use the up/down keys to change the setting; the selected setting is
shown by a black indicator.
Press the menu button, set button, or the shutter-release button to
close the menu.
Controller
Menu button
Set button
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Auto recording
Color mode, p. 39
Drive mode, p. 40
Image size and quality, p. 41
Memory priority, p. 39
Self timer, p. 42
Scene selection
Scene selection, p. 38
Drive mode, p. 40
Image size and quality, p. 41
Memory priority, p. 39
Self timer, p. 42
Movie / audio recording
Recording mode, p. 44
Exposure compensation, p. 43
White balance, p. 46
Memory priority, p. 39
Self timer, p. 42
Manual recording
Exposure modes, p. 48
Drive modes, p. 40
Image size and quality, p. 41
Memory priority, p. 39
Self timer, p. 42
Color mode, p. 39
Exposure compensation, p. 43
White balance, p. 46
Camera sensitivity (ISO), p. 47
Focus modes, p. 50
Setup mode
Format, p. 64
Monitor setup, p. 63
Recording setup, p. 63
Sound, p. 76
Basic setup, p. 63
Refer to the following sections for descriptions of the menu options and their settings.
Indicators next to each section heading show on which menu the option appears. When
an option appears on more than one menu, any changes also affects the other menus.
The manual recording menu can be further customized to control image quality with the
setup menu as well as editing which functions are included on the menu. For
information on the setup-menu operation and options see the setup-menu section on
page 62.
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SCENE SELECTION
In the scene-selection recording mode, the camera settings can be optimized to certain
subjects with the menu. See page 34 on how to change the camera mode.
On the scene-selection menu, select the appropriate sceneselection setting. See page 36 for information on menu
operation.
Portrait - optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a slight defocusing of
the background. Most portraits look best at a telephoto setting; the longer focal
length does not exaggerate facial features and the shallower depth of field softens
the background. Use fill flash with strong direct sunlight or backlight to reduce harsh
shadows.
Scenery - focus is optimized for landscapes. The use of a tripod is recommended
in twilight or overcast conditions. The flash is canceled.
Night - for deep, subtle night scenes. The use of a tripod is recommended. When
used with fill flash, the subject and background exposures are balanced. The flash
can only be used with close subjects such as with a portrait of a person. When
using the flash, ask your subjects not to move after the burst; the shutter may still
be open for the background exposure.
Snapshot - for quick effortless images. The subject must be between 0.8m and
2.5m (2.6 ft. - 8.2ft.) away. for best results, use the wide-angle position of the zoom.
Sports - used to capture action by maximizing shutter speeds. When using flash,
the subject must be within the flash range (p. 47).
Angel - creates a soft, luminous complexion with
portraits.
When set, a monitor indicator shows the active setting.
Scene selection indicator
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
COLOR MODE
In the auto and manual recording modes, the color mode can be changed with the menu.
The color mode controls if the picture is color or black and white. See page 34 on how to
change the camera mode.
On the auto or manual recording menu, select the
appropriate color mode; the live image changes accordingly.
See page 36 for information on menu operation.
Standard color - for standard color images. The camera’s initial setting.
Sepia - for warm tone monochrome images.
Black & white - for neutral tone monochrome images.
Warm color - to make warm-tone color images.
Cool color - to make cool-tone color images.
When warm or cool color is set, a monitor indicator shows
the active mode. No indicator is used for other the modes.
Color-mode indicator
MEMORY PRIORITY
When two memory cards are used in the camera, memory priority specifies to which card
recorded images and audio are saved. When the card is full, the second card is then
used. When a single card is used, memory priority is set to that card automatically.
Memory priority can be set in all the recording menus. See
page 36 for information on menu operation. The memory
card in use or set with memory priority is indicated in the
lower right corner of the monitor.
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DRIVE MODES
The drive mode controls the rate and method still images are
captured. The drive mode is set in the auto, scene selection,
and manual recording menus. See page 36 for information
on menu operation.
Single shutter - to take a single image each time the shutter-release is pressed.
Continuous shutter - to record three consectutive images when the shutterrelease button is pressed and held.
Auto bracket: exposure - to make a three-image exposure bracket. Only
available in the manual recording mode.
Auto bracket: focus - to make a three-image focus bracket. Only available in
the manual recording mode.
Except when single shutter is selected, a monitor indicator
shows the active drive mode.
The maximum rate of capture with continuous shutter
depends on the image size and quality as well as the use of
other functions. The maximum rate of capture is
approximately 0.7fps with 5 megapixel normal images.
The bracketing drive modes are only available in manual
recording, see page 34 on how to change the recording
mode. When using the auto bracketing drive mode, press
and hold the shutter-release button all the way down until all
three images are captured. The auto exposure bracket takes
a three images at the set exposure, -0.5Ev under, and
+0.5Ev over. The focus bracket varies the focus with each
frame: set distance, before, and behind.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Drive-mode indicator
IMAGE SIZE AND QUALITY
Changing image size and quality affects the number of pixels
in each image as well as the compression rate. Image quality
and size are set in the auto, scene selection, and manual
recording menus; see page 36 for menu operation.
Pixel dimensions
(hor. x vert.)
2592 x 1944
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
Compression
rate
Fine
Normal
Normal
Normal
Normal
File size
16MB SD Memory Card capacity
(approximate)
(approximate)
2,100KB
6 images
1,250KB
10 images
750KB
17 images
400KB
33 images
100KB
133 images
Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each
image. The greater the image size, the larger the file size.
Choose image size based on the final use of the image smaller images are more suitable for web sites whereas
larger sizes produce higher quality prints. Compression
affects the file size and image detail. Normal compression is
sufficient for most uses. Fine makes a higher quality image,
but file sizes are larger.
Size & quality indicator
If image resolution is changed, the frame counter displays
the approximate number of images that can be recorded at
that setting on the installed memory card. If the settings are changed, the frame counter
adjusts accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual image
taken may not change the counter or may decrease it by more than one.
The number of images that can be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of
the card and the file size of the images, however no more than 999 images can be
recorded on one memory card. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some
subjects can be compressed further than others.
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SELF TIMER
The self timer is used for self-portraits. It delays the release
of the shutter or the start of a movie or audio recording by 10
or 3 seconds. The self timer is available in all recording
menus. See page 36 for menu operation.
When set, an indicator is displayed on the monitor.
Set the camera on a tripod and confirm the subject will be
within the AF area when the shutter releases; focus is
determined just before the exposure. Press the shutterrelease button all the way down to start the timer. The selftimer lamp on the front of the camera blinks during the
countdown; it flashes quickly just before the picture is taken.
To stop the countdown before the exposure, turn off the
camera; the ten-second self timer is canceled.
The ten-second self-timer is canceled after the exposure or
when the camera is turned off. The three-second self timer
remains active after the exposure. Use the menu to cancel
the self timer.
Self-timer indicator
Self-timer lamp
Shooting tips
When using the camera on a tripod, photographs of static subjects (landscapes, still-lifes, or
macro photographs) can be made with the three-second self timer. Because no contact is made
with the camera during exposure, there is no risk of camera shake caused by the operator.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The camera exposure can be adjusted to make the final picture lighter or darker by as
much as ±2.0Ev in 1/3Ev increments in the movie/audio and manual recording modes.
Exposure compensation is set on the menu. When set to any value other than 0.0, the
exposure-compensation value remains on the monitor as a warning.
On the movie/audio or manual recording menu, select the
degree of exposure compensation; the live image reflects the
changes. See page 36 for menu operation.
Exposure compensation is used when the camera’s
exposure meter is deceived by high-key or low-key subjects.
In the example below, the dark water caused the camera to
overexpose the image making it bright and washed-out. By
compensating the exposure, detail is brought out in the
leaves, and the stones and water appear richer.
Camera exposure
–1.0Ev
–2.0Ev Degree of exposure
compensation
Camera Notes
In the manual recording mode, exposure compensation can be set with the
controller.
Press the up key of the controller; the exposure compensation display appears.
Use the left/right controller keys to adjust the degree of exposure
compensation. To set other functions with the controller, press the up key
again; the exposure compensation display turns gray.
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MOVIE/AUDIO RECORDING MODE
In the movie/audio recording mode, the menu is used to
switch between the movie, audio, and audio-caption options.
See page 36 for menu operation. The selected mode is
displayed in the lower left corner of the monitor.
Movie recording, p. 35
Audio recording, p. 44
Audio caption, p. 45
AUDIO RECORDING
This camera can record audio at approximately 8KB/s in the movie/audio recording
mode. To select the recording mode, see page 34. Audio recording is selected with the
menu, see above and page 36.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down and
release to begin recording.
Recording time
The camera continues to record until the memory card is full
or the shutter-release button is pressed again. The elapsed
recording time and remaining memory are displayed on the
monitor. When using a MultiMediaCard, the maximum
recording time is 30 seconds.
RECORDING
Take care not to cover the microphone while recording.
Remaining memory
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
AUDIO CAPTION
This camera can add an audio track to a still image in the movie/audio recording mode.
To select the recording mode, see page 34. Audio caption is selected with the menu, see
page 36 and 44.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the still image to which the audio track is to be
added.
AUDIO CAPTION
Press the shutter-release button all the way down and
release to begin recording.
Recording time
The camera continues to record until the memory card is full
or the shutter-release button is pressed again. The elapsed
recording time and remaining memory are displayed on the
monitor. When using a MultiMediaCard, the maximum
recording time is 30 seconds.
RECORDING
Take care not to cover the microphone while recording. To
replace an audio caption, the existing caption must be
deleted first, see page 53.
Remaining memory
Recording tips
When making audio recordings, be careful not to touch or
cover the microphone. The quality of the recording is
proportional to the subject to microphone distance. For best
results, hold the camera approximately 20cm (8in) from your
mouth.
Microphone
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WHITE BALANCE
White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral.
One automatic and four preset white-balance setting are available in the movie/audio and
manual recording modes. White balance is set on the menu.
On the movie/audio or manual recording menu, select the
white-balance option; the live image reflects the changes.
See page 36 for menu operation.
Auto white balance - compensates for the color temperature of a scene
automatically. Auto white balance is sufficient in most cases.
Tungsten - for incandescent lighting: household filament light bulbs.
Fluorescent - for fluorescent lighting: office ceiling lights.
Cloudy - for overcast outdoor scenes.
Daylight - for outdoor and sunlit subjects.
When one of the preset white-balance settings is selected,
an indicator is displayed on the monitor; the effect is
immediately visible in the live image. To record the ambient
light, set the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 28). If the built-in
flash fires when using a preset white-balance, the white
balance is set to the color temperature of the flash.
Camera Notes
In the manual recording mode, the white balance can
also be changed by pressing the down key of the
controller.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
CAMERA SENSITIVITY (ISO)
The sensitivity of the camera can be changed in the manual recording mode with the
menu. To change recording modes, see page 34.
On the manual recording menu, select the camera sensitivity
setting. See page 36 for menu operation. If a manual ISO
setting is selected, an indicator is displayed on the monitor.
Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected with a still
image. The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera
sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50 and ISO
200. The camera sensitivity can also be specified among ISO
50, 100, 200, and 400. The numerical values are based on
an ISO equivalent. As the ISO value doubles, the camera
sensitivity doubles. Noise increases with the sensitivity in
digital imaging; the ISO setting of 50 has the least noise and
400 has the most.
Manual ISO indicator
CAMERA SENSITIVITY AND FLASH RANGE
The flash range changes with camera sensitivity. Because of the optical system, the flash
range is not the same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position.
ISO speed
AUTO
50
100
200
400
Flash range (wide angle)
0.5m ~ 3.0m (1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
0.5m ~ 1.5m (1.6ft ~ 4.9ft)
0.5m ~ 2.1m (1.6ft ~ 6.9ft)
0.5m ~ 3.0m (1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
0.5m ~ 4.3m (1.6ft ~ 14.1ft)
Flash range (telephoto)
0.8m ~ 1.7m (2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
0.8m ~ 0.86m (2.6ft ~ 2.8ft)
0.8m ~ 1.2m (2.6ft ~ 3.9ft)
0.8m ~ 1.7m (2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
0.8m ~ 2.4m (2.6ft ~ 7.9ft)
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EXPOSURE MODES
The exposure mode can be changed in the manual recording mode with the menu. To
change recording modes, see page 34.
On the manual recording menu, select the exposure mode.
See page 36 for menu operation. An indicator is displayed at
the top of the monitor to show the active mode.
Program - the exposure is determined automatically by the camera.
Aperture priority - the photographer specifies the aperture, the camera
selects the corresponding shutter speed for the exposure.
Manual exposure - the aperture and shutter speed is specified by the
photographer.
The operation of the program exposure mode is the same
as described in the basic recording operation section on
page 24. However, when the shutter-release button is
pressed partway down, the shutter speed and aperture
used for the exposure are displayed in the top right corner
of the monitor.
Aperture priority
When the aperture value in the top right corner of the
monitor is gray, the controller can be used to change the
flash mode (p. 28), macro mode (p. 30), and white balance
(p. 46).
Aperture
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
To change the aperture, press the up key of the
controller; the aperture value turns white.
Press the down key to select between two
apertures; the apertures vary with the zoom
position.
When the shutter-release button is pressed
partway down, the shutter speed used for the
exposure is displayed.
To set other functions with the controller, press
the up key; the aperture value turns gray.
Manual exposure
When the exposure display in the top right corner of the
monitor is gray, the controller can be used to change the
flash mode (p. 28), macro mode (p. 30), and white balance
(p. 46).
To change the exposure, press the up key of the
controller; the exposure display turns white.
Press the down key to select between two
apertures; the apertures vary with the zoom
position. Use the left/right keys of the controller to
set the shutter speed.
Exposure difference
Exposure display
When the shutter-release button is pressed
partway down, the difference between the
metered exposure and the set exposure is
displayed in Ev (p. 82). When the difference is
greater than ±2.0Ev, the display turns red.
To set other functions with the controller, press
the up key; the exposure display turns gray.
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FOCUS MODES
The focus mode can be changed in the manual recording mode with the menu. To
change recording modes, see page 34.
On the manual recording menu, select the focus mode. See
page 36 for menu operation. An indicator is displayed on the
monitor if a manual focus mode is selected.
The fixed focus modes can be used when a special focusing
situation is preventing the autofocus system from focusing
(p. 26).
How much area is in focus before and behind the subject
plane depends on the position of the zoom lens and the
aperture in use. Depth of field increases as the focal length
and aperture decreases. The depth of field is greater at the
zooms wide-angle position and when using an aperture with
a large value.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Autofocus
Focus fixed
0.8m (2.6ft)
Focus fixed
1.2m (3.9ft)
Focus fixed
2.5m (8.2ft)
Focus fixed
infinity
at
at
at
at
AUTOFOCUS AND AUTOEXPOSURE LOCK
In the manual recording mode, the autofocus (AF) and autoexposure (AE) can be locked
individually and used for multiple images.
Press and hold the shutter-release button partway down. The
focus signal and shutter speed and aperture display should
appear on the monitor.
Press the left controller key to lock the focus; the
AF lock indicator appears on the monitor.
Press the up controller key to lock the exposure;
the AE lock indicator appears on the monitor.
The shutter button can be released.
AF / AE lock indicators
The focus and exposure remains locked even after the the picture is taken. Repeat the
procedure to cancel the AF or AE lock. The lock is also canceled when the camera is
turned off or the menu or zoom button is pressed.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED OPERATION
The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on pages
32 through 34. This section covers how to playback movie clips and audio tracks, and
delete audio captions as well as the advanced functions on the playback menu.
PLAYING BACK MOVIES AND AUDIO
Movie clips (p. 35) and audio tracks (p. 44, 45) can be played back in the playback mode.
The type of file is specified with an indicator in the bottom right corner of the monitor and
the playback time under the date and time of recording.
Audio caption
Audio recording
Movie
Speaker
Press the shutter-release button to start the
playback of the displayed file.
Playback time is displayed in the top right corner
of the image. To cancel the playback, press the
shutter-release button.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
DELETING AUDIO CAPTIONS
Audio captions (p. 45) can be erased in the playback mode.
Display the file with the audio caption and press the delete
button.
Use the up / down keys of the controller to select
the delete option. The audio option erased the
audio caption and the audio & image option
deletes the image and audio file.
DELETE AUDIO CAPTION
CANCEL
AUDIO
Press the set button to continue.
AUDIO & IMAGE
Use the left/right keys to highlight “YES.” “NO”
cancels the delete operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
DELETE?
YES
NO
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NAVIGATING THE PLAYBACK MENU
Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the menu on. The controller
moves the cursor and changes settings on the menu. The set button executes menu
operations.
Function options. To change the option, highlight it and press the set button.
Playback menu functions
Execute tab. Highlight the tab and press the set button to start the operation.
To activate the menu, press the menu button.
The left/right keys of the controller scrolls through
the playback menu functions. The function name is
displayed on the monitor.
The up/down keys select function options or the
execute tab; the selected setting is shown by a
black indicator.
Copy & move, p 56
DPOF, p 58
Protect, p 60
Resize, p 57
Slide show, p 61
Press the set button to change options or execute the menu function.
Press the menu button or shutter-release button to close the menu.
Refer to the following sections for descriptions of the menu options.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
FRAME-SELECTION SCREEN
When using the select function option, the frame selection screen appears.
Use the controller to move the red border around the
file to be selected.
Press the set button to select the file; a yellow
border indicates selected files. If the frame is
marked with a yellow border, pressing the set
button again clears the border deselecting the
image.
The following indicators
may be displayed:
Movie file
Audio caption
Audio recording
Repeat until all required files are selected.
Use the controller to highlight the “OK” frame.
Press the set button to continue or the shutterrelease button to cancel the operation.
Controller
Menu button
Set button
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COPY & MOVE
Files can be copied and moved between memory cards. Two memory cards must be in
the camera to select this playback menu option. Before copying or moving files, confirm
that the destination card has sufficient free memory.
Use the up/down keys to select function options and press the set button
to change the option. See navigating the playback menu section on how
to use the menu (p. 54).
To copy selected files.
To move selected files.
To copy or move all files on a card.
To select the files on a card to be copied or moved.
To specify the source and destination cards between the SD Memory
Card/MultiMediaCard and Memory Stick.
Highlight the OK tab. Press the set button to continue the operation
specified with the copy and move options.
If the select option was specified, the frame selection screen
opens. Select the image(s) to be copied or moved by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the set
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. Highlight the “OK”
frame and press the set button to continue. See page 55 for
more on the frame-selection screen.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
COPY?
YES
NO
If the destination card runs out of memory when files are being copied or moved, the
memory-full message is displayed. Confirm which files were copied or moved and repeat
the operation with a new destination card.
RESIZE
A still image can be resized to a VGA (640 X 480) or QVGA (320 X 240) JPEG copy so
that it may be easily transmitted by e-mail. Display the image to be resized before
opening the playback menu. See navigating the playback menu section on how to use
the menu (p. 54).
Highlight the resize option with the controller. Press the set
button to specify the size of the image between VGA and
QVGA.
Highlight the OK tab. Press the set button to continue the
operation.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
RESIZE?
YES
NO
Press the set button to complete the operation.
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DPOF
The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows direct printing of still images from digital
cameras. After creating the DPOF file, take the memory card to a photofinishing service
or insert it into the memory-card slot of a DPOF compatible printer.
Use the up/down keys to select function options and press the set button
to change the option. See navigating the playback menu section on how
to use the menu (p. 54).
To print the date and time of recording with the images.
To cancel the date and time print.
All
Select
Reset
To select all or multiple files to print or cancel the existing DPOF file.
To specify the card containing the images to be printed when both an
SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard and Memory Stick are in the
camera.
Highlight the OK tab. Press the set button to continue the operation
specified with the DPOF options.
SELECT SETUP
If the select option was specified, the select-setup
screen opens. Highlight the new option. The left/right
controller keys can be used to specify the number of
copies of each image on the card; the images to be
printed are edited on the next screen. Press the set
button to continue. The use-last-DPOF-file option
uses an existing DPOF file.
CANCEL
USE LAST DPOF FILE
NEW: COPIES < 0>
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
If the select option was specified, the frame-selection screen
opens. Select the image(s) to be printed by placing the red
frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the set button; a
yellow frame indicates selection. Use the zoom buttons to
select the numbers of copies; the number of copies is
displayed in the top left corner of each index frame. Reduce
the number of copies to zero to deselect the image.
Highlight the “OK” frame and press the set button to
continue. See page 55 for more on the frame-selection
screen.
If the select all option was specified, the number
of copies of each image must be set. Use the
left/right keys to change the number of copies.
NUMBER OF COPIES
< 1 >
Press the set button to continue.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
SET DPOF?
YES
NO
When using the date option, how and where the date is printed varies with the printer.
Not all printers can print the date and time. The DPOF file remains on the memory card
and can be used again or edited with the use-last-DPOF-file option on the select setup
screen. The DPOF file can be deleted from the card by using the reset option on the
menu.
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PROTECT
Important files can be protected. A protected file cannot be erased by any of the camera’s
delete functions. However, the formatting function (p. 64) will erase all files on a memory
card whether protected or not.
Use the up/down keys to select function options and press the set button
to change the option. See navigating the playback menu section on how
to use the menu (p. 54).
All
Select
Reset
To protect all or multiple files or cancel the protection on existing files.
To specify the card containing the images to be protected when both
an SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard and Memory Stick are in the
camera.
Highlight the OK tab. Press the set button to continue the operation
specified with the protect options.
If the select option was specified, the frame selection screen
opens. Select the image(s) to be protected by placing the red
frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu button;
a yellow frame indicates selection. The image can be
unprotected by repeating the operation to remove the yellow
border. Highlight the “OK” frame and press the set button to
continue. See page 55 for more on the frame-selection
screen.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
PROTECT?
YES
NO
Protected files are displayed with the protect indicator.
SLIDE SHOW
Each file on the memory cards are displayed automatically in order for
approximately two seconds.
Highlight the OK tab. Press the set button to continue the operation.
During the slide show, pressing the left/right keys of the controller advances or
returns to the next or previous image.
Press the set, menu, or shutter-release button to cancel the slide show. When
showing a large number of images, disable the auto-power-off function in the
setup menu (p. 76).
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SETUP MENU
NAVIGATING THE SETUP MENU
The setup menu can be opened from either the recording menu or playback menu.
From the recording mode - press the mode button (1). Use
the up/down keys of the controller (2) to select the setup
mode. Press the set button (3) to open the menu.
From the playback mode - press the mode button (1) to
open the menu.
The left/right keys of the controller scrolls through the playback menu sections.
The section name is displayed on the monitor.
The up/down keys select functions; the selected setting is shown by a black
indicator and the function name is displayed.
Press the set button to change the function. Setting or confirmation screens
may open.
Press the menu button or shutter-release button to close the menu.
Refer to the following sections for descriptions of the menu options.
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SETUP MENU
Format
To format a memory card in the camera (p. 64).
To set up camera displays.
Monitor
Monitor adjustment, 65
Start-up LED, 66
Monitor on/off, 67
Information display, 66
Instant playback, 67
To set up recording mode preferences.
Rec. set
Sound
Custom, 68
AE metering mode, 73
File number memory, 74
Digital zoom, 75
Red-eye reduction, 74
To turn the sounds used in the camera’s audio signal on and
off (p. 76).
To set up basic camera operations.
Basic setup
Initialize, 78
USB transfer mode, 77
Auto power off, 76
Language, 80
Date and time setup, 81
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FORMAT
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
The formatting function is used to erase all data on a memory card. Before formatting a
memory card, copy the data to a computer or storage device. Protecting images do not
prevent them from being deleted when the card is formatted. Always format the memory
card using the camera; never use a computer to format a card.
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the format option.
Use the up/down keys to select the card to be formatted. Select
the SD option to format a MultiMediaCard.
Press the set button to continue.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
FORMAT SD?
YES
NO
A status bar is displayed and the viewfinder lamp glows while the card is being formatted.
Never remove the card or battery during this period.
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SETUP MENU
ADJUSTING THE MONITOR
The monitor brightness and color can be adjusted with the setup menu. See navigating
the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the monitor menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the monitor adjustment option.
Press the set button to continue.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to select
the brightness (white box), red, green, or blue
channel. For more on color, see page 72.
MONITOR ADJ.
Use the left/right controller keys to adjust the
selected channel. The change is visible in the
monitor image.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
Level
Brightness and color
channels
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START-UP LED
Start-up LED
The start-up LED glows when the camera is turned on. The
LED can be turned on and off with the setup menu. See
navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use
the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the monitor menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the start-up LED option.
Press the set button to turn the LED on or off; the menu
indicator changes.
INFORMATION DISPLAY SETUP
The information displayed on the live image in the recording mode and on the recorded
image in the playback mode can be turned off and on. See navigating the setup menu
section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the monitor menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the information on/off option.
Press the set button to turn the information display on or off; the
menu indicator changes.
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SETUP MENU
MONITOR ON/OFF
In the recording mode, if the monitor display setting is off; the monitor will briefly turn on
when the camera is turned on. The monitor activates during playback and when using
menus. The monitor can be turned on and off with the set/display button (p. 27).
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the monitor menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the monitor off/on option.
Press the set button to set the initial monitor display on or off;
the menu indicator changes.
INSTANT PLAYBACK
Instant playback displays a still image for approximately three seconds after it has been
recorded. Instant playback can be canceled before the end of the playback period by
pressing the shutter-release button partway down. When using the continuous-shutter
drive mode (p. 40), instant playback activates after each frame. If the monitor is off, it
activates for the instant playback period. See navigating the setup menu section on how
to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the monitor menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the instant playback option.
Press the set button to turn instant playback on or off; the menu
indicator changes.
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CUSTOM
The custom option allows the functions on the manual recording menu to be edited.
Camera operation can be customized to control image quality, refer to the next section.
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the custom option.
Press the set button to continue.
Use the controller to select the option to be added
or removed from the manual recording menu.
Press the set button to add or remove the check;
checked options are displayed on the menu.
Press the menu or shutter-release button to
complete the operation.
When the custom menu option is selected, the custom
functions are also selected. Follow the procedure above to
edit the available functions. Refer to the next section for
information on the functions.
Custom menu option
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SETUP MENU
CUSTOM SETUP
On the manual recording menu, adjustments to flash exposure, saturation, contrast,
sharpness, and color can be saved to two memory registers when activated with the
setup menu (p. 68). The shutter speed limit can also be specified. See navigating the
recording menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 36).
Manual recording menu
Sharpness
Contrast
Saturation
Flash compensation
Custom memory registers
Shutter-speed limit
Blue color channel
Green color channel
Red color channel
Use the left/right keys of the controller to select the custom option.
Use the up/down keys to select the memory register; off disables the
custom settings and prevents changes to the options.
Use the controller to change the custom settings.
Press the menu button, set button, or the shutter-release button to
close the menu and apply the changes. The active memory register
is displayed at the bottom of the monitor.
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Flash compensation
Flash compensation increases or decreases the flash exposure of the flash
in reference to the ambient exposure by as much as ±1 Ev. See page 82 for
more on Ev. See pages 68 and 69 for more on custom functions. Flash
compensation is set on the manual recording menu.
Positive compensation No compensation
Negative compensation No flash
When using fill-flash to reduce harsh shadows caused by direct sunlight, flash
compensation changes the ratio between the highlights and shadows. By decreasing the
flash output with a negative Ev setting, the shadows receive less light and are deeper.
Using a positive Ev setting softens or eliminates shadows.
Saturation
Saturation controls how vivid the colors of an image are. Saturation
can be set in five levels. See pages 68 and 69 for more on custom
functions. Saturation is set on the manual recording menu.
Contrast
Contrast controls the tonal ratio of an image. Contrast can be
set in five levels. See pages 68 and 69 for more on custom
functions. Contrast is set on the manual recording menu.
Decreased contrast
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SETUP MENU
Normal contrast
Increased contrast
Sharpness
Sharpness accents or softens details in an image in five levels. Any changes
made are applied to the live image, but may be difficult to see. However, when
viewed with a computer, the changes are evident. See pages 68 and 69 for
more on custom functions. Sharpness is set on the manual recording menu.
Decreased sharpness
Increased sharpness
Normal
Shutter-speed limit
The minimum shutter speed used for automatic exposures can be specified. See pages
68 and 69 for more on custom functions. The shutter-speed limit is set on the manual
recording menu. When the custom settings are off, the minimum shutter speed is 1/60
second with flash and 1/8 second without.
To specify the shutter-speed limit when the flash is set to
autoflash or fill flash. The camera sets the shutter speed
equal to or faster than the limit.
To specify the shutter-speed limit when the flash is set to
flash cancel. See page 28 for more on flash modes.
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RGB color channels
The red, green, and blue color channels can be adjusted in five levels.
Any changes made are applied to the live image. See pages 68 and
69 for more on custom functions. Color is adjusted on the manual
recording menu.
AN INTRODUCTION TO COLOR
In photography, red, green, and blue are
the primary colors. The secondary colors,
cyan, magenta, and yellow, are made from
combining the primary colors: cyan = blue
+ green, magenta = blue + red, and yellow
= red + green. The primary and secondary
colors are grouped in complementary
pairs: red and cyan, green and magenta,
and blue and yellow.
Knowing the complementary colors is very
important in color balancing. If the image
has a specific color cast, either subtracting
the color or adding its complementary
color will create a natural looking image.
Adding or subtracting equal parts of red,
green, and blue have no affect on the color
balance. However, changing two colors
equally has the same affect as the
opposite change with one color; +2 green
and +2 red is the same as -2 blue. The
greatest change in a specific color comes
by setting the color channels to their
opposite extremes. To make an image as
blue as possible, set the color channels to
+2 blue, -2 red, and -2 green.
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SETUP MENU
RED
MAGENTA
YELLOW
BLUE
GREEN
CYAN
Increase
Image is too:
Decrease
Blue + Green
Red
Red
Blue + Red
Green
Green
Red + Green
Blue
Blue
Blue + Green
Red
Cyan
Green
Magenta
Blue + Red
Blue
Red + Green
Yellow
AE METERING MODES
The AE metering mode controls how light is measured. See navigating the setup menu
section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the AE option.
Press the set button to switch between center-weighted and
spot metering.
Center-weighted metering: measures luminance over the entire image area with
emphasis to the central region. This metering mode gives accurate exposures in almost
all situations.
Spot metering: uses the AF area to calculate the exposure.
Spot metering allows precise exposure measurements of a
particular object without being influenced by extremely bright
or dark areas within the scene.
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FILE-NUMBER MEMORY
If file number memory is on, the first image saved has a number one greater than the last
file saved regardless of the number of files on the card. If a new card contains an image
with a greater file number, the file number of the saved image is one greater than the
greatest on the card. If file-number memory is off and the memory card is changed or all
files are deleted, the first file saved is assigned a 0001 file number.
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the file number memory
option.
Press the set button to turn file number memory on and off.
RED-EYE REDUCTION
Red-eye reduction uses a pre-flash to minimize red eye by contracting the pupils of the
subject’s eyes. Use this in low light conditions when taking pictures of people or animals.
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the red-eye reduction option.
Press the set button to turn red-eye reduction on and off.
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SETUP MENU
The flash indicator shows the use of red-eye
reduction. For more on flash modes, see page
28.
Autoflash with red-eye reduction
Fill flash with red-eye reduction
DIGITAL ZOOM
The digital zoom increases the magnification of the greatest telephoto setting of the
optical zoom by 2X and 3X. Although the images recorded with the digital zoom are
interpolated to the set image size, the quality of the images may not be equal to images
taken without the digital zoom; the greater the power of the digital zoom the lower the
image quality. The effect of the digital zoom is visible on the LCD monitor only. The
digital-zoom function is canceled if the LCD monitor is turned off (p. 27).
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the digital zoom option.
Press the set button to turn digital zoom on and off.
At the maximum telephoto position, press the
telephoto zoom button to engage the 2X and 3X
digital zoom. The zoom magnification is
displayed above the frame counter. To zoom
out, press the wide-angle zoom button.
Magnification
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SOUND
The sounds used in camera operation can be turned on and off. See navigating the setup
menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the sound menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the sound option.
Press the set button to turn the option on and off.
The beep is for the self-timer countdown and warnings. The sound effect is for the focus
signal and when the camera is turned on. The shutter sound is used when a picture is
taken.
AUTO POWER OFF
The length of the auto-power-off period can be changed between 3 and 10 minutes or
the function can be disabled. Auto power off is disabled when the camera is connected
to a computer or printer. For more on auto power off, see page 16. See navigating the
setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the rec. set menu
section.
Use the up/down keys to select the auto-power-off option.
Press the set button to change the auto-power-off setting.
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SETUP MENU
USB TRANSFER MODE
The USB transfer mode must be specified depending on whether images are transferred
to a computer or printed directly. The data-storage option must be selected to transfer
data from the camera to a computer or when using the DiMAGE Viewer software. The
PictBridge option allows images to be printed directly from the camera with a PictBridge
compatible printer (p. 92). See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and
use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the basic-setup
menu section.
Use the up/down keys to select the USB transfer mode
option.
Press the set button to change the USB transfer mode
between data storage and PictBridge.
Data storage
PictBridge
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INITIALIZE
This function resets the camera to its default settings. See navigating the setup menu
section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the basic-setup
menu section.
Use the up/down keys to select the initialize option.
Press the set button to continue.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
The following are reset:
Recording mode
Recording mode
Flash mode
Macro mode
Display mode
Image size and quality
Color mode
Drive mode
Memory priority
Self timer
Scene selection
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SETUP MENU
Auto recording
Autoflash
Canceled
Standard display
5M normal
Standard color
Single shutter
SD Memory Card
Canceled
Portrait
INITIALIZE CAMERA?
YES
NO
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30
27
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40
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Exposure mode
Exposure compensation
White balance
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Focus mode
Movie/audio recording mode
Custom
Flash compensation
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
RGB color channels
Shutter-speed limit
Program
0.0
Auto
Auto
Autofocus
Movie recording
Off
0.0
0
0
0
Red, green, and blue channels reset to 0.
Autoflash / Fill flash: 1/60. Flash cancel: 1/8
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Setup menu
Monitor adjustment
Start-up LED
Monitor on/off
Information display
Instant playback
Custom
AE metering mode
File-number memory
Digital zoom
Red-eye reduction
Beep
Sound effect
Shutter sound
Auto power off
USB transfer mode
Brightness and color reset
On
On
On
Off
Custom and custom functions canceled
Center-weighted metering
On
Off
Off
On
On
On
3 minutes
Data storage
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LANGUAGE
The language used in the menus can be changed. See navigating the setup menu
section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the basic-setup
menu section.
Use the up/down keys to select the language option.
Press the set button to continue.
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
ITALIANO
ESPAÑOL
CHINESE
Use the up/down keys to select the language.
Press the set button to continue. A confirmation
screen will open.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
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SETUP MENU
SET LANGUAGE?
YES
NO
DATE SETUP
The camera’s clock and calendar can be set. See navigating the setup menu section on
how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
Use the left/right controller keys to select the basic-setup
menu section.
Use the up/down keys to select the date setup option.
Press the set button to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the option to be
changed. Use the left/right keys to change the
option. The last option sets the date format
among year/month/day, day/month/year, and
month/day/year.
2004
year
01
month
01
day
00
hour
00
Press the set button to continue.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right
keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the
operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.
min
yy/mm/dd
SET DATE?
YES
NO
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A SHORT GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
The lens aperture controls not only exposure, but also
depth of field; the area between the closest object in
focus and the furthest object in focus. The larger the
aperture value, the greater the depth of field and the
longer the shutter speed needed to make the exposure.
The smaller the aperture value, the shallower the depth of
field and the faster the shutter speed needed to make the
exposure. Usually landscape photographs use a large
depth of field (large aperture value) to keep the
foreground and background in focus, and portraits use a
shallow depth of field (small aperture value) to separate
the subject from the background.
Depth of field also changes with focal length. The shorter
the focal length, the greater the depth of field; the longer
the focal length, the shallower the depth of field. Wideangle lenses also create a strong perspective which gives
a sense of depth in the image. Telephoto lenses
compress the space between the subject and
background and create a weak perspective.
The shutter controls not only exposure, but also the ability
to stop motion. Fast shutter speeds are used in sport
photography to stop action. Slow shutter speeds can be
used to show the flow of motion such as water cascading
over a waterfall. The use of a tripod is recommended with
slow shutter speeds.
WHAT IS AN EV?
+2.0 Ev
4X as much light
+1.0 Ev
2X as much light
Calculated exposure
1/2 as much light
–1.0 Ev
–2.0 Ev
1/4 as much light
Ev stands for exposure value. A change of
one Ev adjusts the exposure by a factor of
two.
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A SHORT
GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
/ USB-TRANSFER
MODE
USB-TRANSFER MODE
Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. Details on using
and installing the DiMAGE Viewer software are found in the supplied software manual.
The DiMAGE manuals do not cover the basic operation of computers or their operating
systems; please refer to the manual supplied with your computer.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For the camera to be connected directly to the computer and used as a mass-storage
device, the computer must be equipped with a USB port as a standard interface. The
computer and the operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to
support USB interface. The following operating systems are compatible with the camera:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP home and professional editions.
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3 - 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~ 10.2.8, 10.3 ~10.3.3.
Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America:
http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe:
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
Users with Windows 98 or 98 second edition will need to install the driver software on the
included DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM (p. 85). No special driver software is required for
other Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Customers who have bought a previous DiMAGE digital camera and have installed the
Windows 98 driver software must repeat the installation procedure. The updated version
of the driver software included on the supplied DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM is required for
the operation of this camera with a computer. The new software will have no affect on the
performance of older DiMAGE cameras.
A remote camera driver is supplied with the Windows edition of the DiMAGE Viewer. The
driver is not compatible with this camera.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A COMPUTER
A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The
use of the AC adapter (sold separately) is recommended over the use of the battery. For
users with Windows 98 or 98SE, read the section on page 85 on how to install the
necessary USB driver before connecting the camera to a computer.
1.Insert the memory card into the camera. Confirm the memory-priority option
in the recording menu is set to the card type. To change the memory card
while the camera is connected to a computer, see page 95.
2.Turn off the camera.
3.Insert the small plug of the USB cable into the camera. Make
sure the plug is firmly attached.
4.Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s USB port. Make sure the plug
is firmly attached. The camera should be connected directly to the computer’s USB
port. Attaching the camera to a USB hub may prevent the camera from operating
properly.
The camera turns on automatically when it is connected to a computer; the viewfinder
lamp lights to indicate the connection. When using two cards in the camera, if the card
to be accessed is full, the camera may automatically switch the memory priority to the
empty card. Remove the empty card and confirm memory priority before connecting the
camera to a computer.
When the camera is properly connected to the computer, a drive icon, or volume,
appears in My Computer or on the desktop. The drive icon can be identified by the
camera name and memory card or as a removable disk. When using Windows XP or Mac
OS X, a window opens requesting instructions on what to do with the image data; follow
the directions in the window. If the computer does not recognize the camera, disconnect
the camera and restart the computer. Repeat the connection procedure above.
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MODE
CONNECTING TO WINDOWS 98 AND 98 SE
The driver needs only to be installed once. If the driver cannot be installed automatically,
it can be installed manually with the operating system’s add-new-hardware wizard; see
the instructions on the following page. During installation, if the operating system
requests the Windows 98 CD-ROM, insert it into the CD-ROM drive and follow the
accompanying instructions on the screen. No special driver software is required for other
Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Automatic Installation
Before connecting the camera to the computer, place the DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in
the CD-ROM drive. The DiMAGE installer menu should automatically activate. To
automatically install the Windows 98 USB driver, click on the starting-up-the-USB-devicedriver-installer button. A window appears to confirm that the driver should be installed;
click “Yes” to continue.
When the driver has
been
successfully
installed, a window
appears. Click “OK.”
Restart the computer
and connect the camera
(p. 84) to complete the
operation.
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Manual Installation
To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow the
instructions in the connecting-the-camera-to-acomputer section on page 84.
When the camera is plugged into the computer, the
operating system will detect the new device and the
add-new-hardware-wizard window opens. Place the
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Click
“Next.”
Choose the recommended search for a suitable
driver. Click “Next.”
Choose to specify the location of the driver. The
browse window can be used to indicate the driver
location. The driver should be located in the CDROM drive at :\Win98\USB. When the location is
shown in the window, click “Next.”
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MODE
The add new hardware wizard will confirm the
location of the driver. The letter designating the CDROM drive varies between computers. Click “Next”
to install the driver in the system.
One of three drivers may be located:
MNLVENUM.inf, USBPDR.inf, or USBSTRG.inf.
The last window confirms the driver has been
installed. Click “Finish” to close the add new
hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new
removable-disk or G530 drive icon is displayed.
Double click on the icon to access the camera’s
memory card; see page 88.
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MEMORY CARD FOLDER ORGANIZATION
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image and audio
files can be accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders
are located in the DCIM folder. To copy images and audio
recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into a location in
the computer.
G530-SD
DCIM
Misc
The misc. folder
contains DPOF
print files (p. 58).
Files and folders on the memory card can
be deleted using the computer. Never
format the memory card from the
computer; always use the camera to
format the card. Only files recorded by the
camera should be stored on the memory
card.
100KM009
PICT0001.JPG
PICT0001.WAV
PICT0004.AVI
PICT0005.WAV
Still image
PICT0001’s
audio caption
Movie clip
Voice recording
DiMAGE Viewer Notes
Images and the attached audio file should be stored together in the same folder. This allows the
DiMAGE Viewer to playback the audio recording with the matching image file. Image and audio
files can be download automatically into separate folders with Mac OS X.
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USB-TRANSFER
MODE
Image and audio file names begin with “PICT” followed by a four-digit file number and a
jpg, avi, or wav extension. Audio files attached to still images have a wav extension and
the file number corresponds to their image file. Audio recordings also use the wav
extension.
When the file number exceeds 9,999, a new folder is created. The first three digits of the
folder name increase by one: e.g. from 100KM009 to 101KM009. “KM” stands for Konica
Minolta, and 009 indicates a DiMAGE G530 camera.
The file number may not correspond to the frame number of the image played back in
the camera. As images are deleted in the camera, the frame counter adjusts itself to
show the number of images on the card and reassigns the frame numbers accordingly.
The serial numbers used with image files do not change when an image is deleted.
Camera Notes
Image files contain exif tag data. This data includes the time and date the image was recorded as
well as the camera settings used. This data can be viewed with the camera or the DiMAGE
Viewer software. If a camera image is opened in a photo-retouching application like Adobe
Photoshop, and then the image is saved overwriting the original data, the exif tag information is
erased. When using software other than the DiMAGE Viewer, always make a backup copy of the
image files to protect the exif tag data.
To view images correctly on your computer, the monitor’s color space may need to be adjusted.
Refer to your computer manual on how to calibrate the display to the following requirements:
sRGB, with a color temperature of 6500K, and a gamma of 2.2. Changes made to the captured
image with the camera’s contrast and color-saturation controls will affect any color-matching
software in use.
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DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM A COMPUTER
Never disconnect the camera when data is being transferred between the camera
and computer,
Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition
Confirm no files are being copied between the camera and computer. Disconnect the
USB cable.
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP
To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon
located on the task bar. A small window opens indicating the device to be
stopped.
Click on the small window to stop
the device. The safe-to-removehardware window opens. Close the
window and then disconnect the
USB cable.
When more than one external device are connected to the computer, repeat the
procedure above except right click on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon. This opens the
unplug-or-eject-hardware window after clicking on the small window indicating the
unplug-or-eject-hardware routine.
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USB-TRANSFER
MODE
The hardware devices to be stopped is
displayed. Highlight the device by clicking on it
then click “Stop.”
A confirmation screen appears to
indicate the devices to be stopped.
Clicking “OK” will stop the device.
A third and final screen appears to
indicate the camera can be safely
disconnected from the computer.
Close the window and then
disconnect the USB cable.
Macintosh
Mac OS9
Mac OSX
Confirm that no data is being transferred between
the camera and computer and then drag the massstorage device icon and drop it into the trash.
Disconnect the USB cable.
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PICTBRIDGE
Confirm the USB-transfer mode option in the setup
menu is set to PictBridge. Connect the camera to a
PictBridge compatible printer using the camera’s USB
cable. The larger plug of the cable is connected to the
printer. Insert the smaller plug of the cable into the
camera; the camera turns on automatically and starts
the PictBridge connection.
Individual still images can be selected for printing on the PictBridge screen. When two
memory cards are in the camera, only the images on the card specified with the memory
priority option on the recording menu (p. 39) can be viewed.
Total number of prints
Number of copies
Image size
Total: 3
2
5M
:move
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:sel.
USB-TRANSFER
:print
MODE
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the image to be printed.
Press the up key to select the number of copies
to be printed. No more than 50 images can be
selected. To deselect an image for printing,
press the down key until the number of copies
reaches zero.
Repeat the previous steps until all the images to
be printed are selected. Press the menu button
to continue.
Paper size
Printer setup
2” x 3” card
L
100mmX150mm
Postcard
4” x 6”
2L
8” x 10”
A4
Letter
:move
Use the up/down keys of the controller to select
the paper size. The options available depend on
the printer. The printer-setup option uses the
size set with the printer.
Press the set button to begin printing.
:print
Total: 3
2
5M
Printing...
To cancel the print run once it begins, press the
set button.
:cancel
Total: 3
2
5M
Printing finished.
The printing-finished message indicates the end
of the print run. Press the set button to complete
the operation. Unplug the camera from the
printer.
:OK
Printing Notes
The following are the dimensions for postcard, L, and 2L paper sizes
in both millimeters and inches for your reference:
Postcard
L
2L
100 X 148mm
89 X 127mm
127 X 178mm
3.9 X 5.9 in.
3.5 X 5.0 in.
5.0 X 7.0 in.
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NOTES ON PRINTING ERRORS
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the
procedure recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major
printer error occurs, press the menu button to end the routine. Refer to the printer manual
for the correct procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer settings before
starting again and use the PictBridge screen to deselect the images that were printed.
QUICKTIME SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
IBM PC / AT Compatible
Pentium processor-based PC
or compatible computer
Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP.
128MB or more of RAM
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USB-TRANSFER
MODE
To install QuickTime, follow the instructions in
the installer. Macintosh users can download
the latest version of QuickTime free of charge
from the Apple Computer web site:
http://www.apple.com.
CHANGING THE MEMORY CARD - DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Never remove the card when data is being transferred between the camera and
computer - the data or memory card may permanently be damaged.
Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Change the memory card.
3. Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
Windows ME, 2000 Professional, and XP
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection using the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine (p. 90).
Disconnect the USB cable.
Change the memory card.
Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
Macintosh
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection by dragging the drive icon into the trash (p. 91).
Disconnect the USB cable.
Change the memory card.
Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
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APPENDIX
Troubleshooting
The section covers minor problems with basic camera operation. For major problems or
damage, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact a Konica Minolta service
facility.
Problem
The camera
will not work.
Shutter will
not release.
While using
flash, the pictures are too
dark.
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Symptom
Nothing displayed on the
monitor.
Cause
Solution
The battery is dead.
Recharge battery (p. 14).
The AC adapter is not
connected properly.
Check that the adapter is connected to the camera and a
live electrical outlet (p. 17).
Memory card is full and
Memory-full
unable to store an image
warning
at the image-size and
appears on the
quality setting on the
monitor.
camera.
Insert a new memory card (p.
18), delete some images (p.
31), or change the image size
and quality setting (p. 41).
No-card warning appears on
the monitor.
Insert a memory card (p. 18).
No memory card in the
camera.
The subject is beyond the flash range (p.
47).
Move closer to the subject or
change the camera sensitivity
to a higher setting (p. 47).
Subject is too close.
Pictures are
not sharp.
Make sure the subject is within
the autofocus range (p. 25) or
use the macro focus mode (p.
30).
Green
viewfinder indicator lamp
blinks.
A special situation is preUse the focus-lock function to
venting the autofocus sys- focus on an object at the same
tem from focusing (p. 26). distance as the subject (p. 25).
Pictures are
taken indoors
or in low-light
situations without flash.
Slow shutter speeds
result in blurred images
when the camera is handheld.
Use a tripod, change the camera sensitivity to a higher setting (p. 47), or use the flash (p.
28).
If the camera does not function normally, turn it off, remove and reinsert the battery, or
unplug and reconnect the AC adapter. Always turn the camera off otherwise the memory
card may be damaged and camera settings reset.
ABOUT THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CHARGER CORD
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the sales region. Only use the cord
in the region it was purchased.
Region
Product code
Continental Europe, Singapore, Korea (220V-240V)
APC-150
China (220V-240V)
APC-151
Great Britain, Hong Kong (220V-240V)
APC-160
United States, Canada, Taiwan, Japan (100V-120V)
APC-170
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REMOVING THE DRIVER SOFTWARE - WINDOWS
1.Insert a memory card in the camera and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
Other devices must not be connected to the computer during this procedure.
2.Right click on the My-computer icon. Select “properties” from the drop-down menu.
Windows XP: from the start menu go to the control panel. Click on the performance and
maintenance category. Click “System” to open the system properties window.
3. Windows 2000 and XP: select the hardware tab in the properties window and click the
device-manager button.
Windows 98 and Me: click the device-manager tab in the properties window.
4.The driver file will be located in the universal-serial-bus-controller or other-devices
location of the device manager. Click on the locations to display the files. The driver
should be indicated with the camera name. Under certain conditions, the driver name
may not contain the camera name. However, the driver will be indicated by either a
question mark or exclamation point.
5. Click on the driver to select it.
6.Windows 2000 and XP: click on the action button to display the drop-down menu.
Select “uninstall.” A confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove the
driver from the system.
Windows 98 and Me: click the remove button. A confirmation screen will appear.
Clicking “Yes” will remove the driver from the system.
7.Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camera. Restart the computer.
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APPENDIX
CARE AND STORAGE
Read this section in its entirety to get the best results from your camera. With proper
care, your camera will provide years of service.
Camera care
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Turn off the camera when transporting.
• This camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof. Inserting or removing batteries or
the memory card, or operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.
• When at the beach or near water, take care not to expose the camera to water or sand.
Water, sand, dust, or salt can damage the camera.
• Do not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens directly at the sun;
the CCD may be damaged.
Cleaning
• If the camera or the outside of the lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
If the camera or lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles.
Wiping may scratch the surface.
• To clean the lens surface, first blow away any dust or sand, then gently wipe the lens
with a cloth or tissue designed for optics. Use lens-cleaning fluid if necessary.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
Storage
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For long
periods of disuse, store the camera in an airtight container with a silica-gel drying
agent.
• Remove the batteries and memory card from the camera when not in use for extended
periods.
• Do not store the camera in an area with naphthalene or mothballs.
• During long periods of storage, operate the camera occasionally. When taking the
camera out of storage, check that the camera is functioning properly before using.
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Memory cards
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards, and Memory Sticks are manufactured with precision electronic components. The following may cause data loss or damage:
• Improper use of the card.
• Bending, dropping, or subjecting the card to impact.
• Heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
• Static electrical discharge or electromagnetic fields near the card.
• Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or a computer is
accessing the card (reading, writing, formatting, etc.).
• Touching the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or metal objects.
• Using the card beyond its life. Purchasing a new card periodically may be necessary.
Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any loss or damage to data. It is recommended
that a copy of the card data be made.
Batteries
• Battery performance decreases with temperature. In cold environments, we
recommend keeping spare batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat.
Batteries can recover their power when they warm up.
• Do not store the battery when it is fully charged.
• When storing the battery for extended periods, recharge it for five minutes every six
months. The battery may not be able to be charged if completely exhausted. Store
batteries within -20°C to 35°C (-4°F to 95°F).
• A special built-in battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the camera is
off or the lithium-ion battery is removed. The main lithium-ion battery is used to charge
the internal battery; charging time is approximately twenty-four hours. The internal
battery protects the camera memory between eight and twenty-four hours with the lens
cover closed. If internal battery is exhausted, it must be replaced at a Konica Minolta
service facility.
• Keep battery and camera charger contacts clean. Dirty contacts can prevent charging.
If the contacts become dirty, wipe them with a cotton swab.
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Before important events and journeys
• Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries.
• Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment
malfunction.
Operating temperatures and conditions
• This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 50°C (32°F to
122°F).
• Never leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car
parked in the sun, or to extreme humidity.
• When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic
bag to prevent condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room
temperature before removing it from the bag.
LCD monitor care
• The LCD monitor is manufactured using high-precision technology and more than
99.99% of the pixels operate properly. Less than 0.01% of the monitor pixels are
displayed as color or bright points; this is not monitor defect and does not affect the
recorded image.
• Do not apply pressure to the surface of the LCD monitor; it may be permanently
damaged.
• If fingerprints are on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
Copyright
• TV program, films, video tapes, photographs, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording or duplication of such material may be contrary to copyright
laws. Taking pictures or images of performances, exhibitions, etc., is prohibited without
approval and can infringe on copyright. Images protected by copyright can only be used
under the provisions within the copyright laws.
Questions and service
• If you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or write to
the Konica Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera for repair, please contact a Konica Minolta service facility.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Number of effective pixels:
CCD:
Camera sensitivity (ISO):
Aspect ratio:
Lens construction:
Maximum aperture:
Focal length:
Focusing range:
Autofocusing system:
Shutter:
Shutter speed range:
Built-in flash recycling time:
Viewfinder:
Monitor LCD:
Monitor field of view:
A/D conversion:
Recording media:
File formats:
Printing output control:
Menu languages:
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5.0 million
1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of
5.4 million pixels.
Automatic and manual (ISO 50, 100, 200, 400)
4:3
7 elements in 6 groups.
f/2.8 - f/4.9
5.6 - 16.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 34 - 102 mm)
Wide angle: 0.5 m - ∞ (Macro: 5cm - ∞)
Telephoto: 0.8 - ∞ (Macro: 50cm - ∞)
Super Macro: 20cm - 40cm
Video AF
CCD electronic shutter plus mechanical shutter
1 - 1/2000s (Auto, Program, Aperture priority)
15 - 1/1000s (Manual)
Approximately 4 seconds
Optical real-image zoom viewfinder.
1.5in. (3.8cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color
Approximately 100%
10 bits
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
JPEG, motion JPEG (AVI), WAV.
DCF 1.0, DPOF ver. 1.1, and Exif 2.2 compliant.
PictBridge, Exif Print
Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish,
Italian, and Chinese (Simplified).
Battery:
Konica Minolta NP-600 lithium-ion battery.
Battery performance (recording): Approximately 185 frames: based on the CIPA standard with a NP-600 lithium-ion battery, LCD monitor
on, full-size images (5M), normal image
compression, no instant playback, no audio, flash
used with 50% of the frames.
Battery performance (playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 200 min.
with NP-600 lithium-ion battery.
External power source:
AC adapter AC-9
Dimensions:
93.5 (W) X 55.5 (H) X 26.0 (D) mm
3.7 (W) X 2.2 (H) X 1.0 (D) in.
Weight:
Approximately 145g / 5.1oz
(without battery or memory cards)
Operating temperature:
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Operating humidity:
20% – 80% (noncondensing)
Lithium-ion Battery NP-600
Voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
3.7V
25g / 0.8oz
31.8 (W) X 9.0 (H) X 49.8 (D) mm
1.3 (W) X 0.4 (H) X 2.0 (D) in
Battery Charger BC-600
Input voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
70g / 2oz (without cord or battery)
71.0 (W) X 25.8 (H) X 57.5 (D) mm
2.8 (W) X 1.0 (H) X 2.3 (D) mm
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
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© 2004 Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. under the Berne Convention
and the Universal Copyright Convention.
9222-2736-11 IC-A406
Printed in China