Casio EX-Z77 Camera User Guide Manual Pdf

E
Digital Camera
EX-Z77
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions
contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future
reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this
product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
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UNPACKING
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are included. If anything is missing, contact your original
retailer.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
(NP-20)
Digital Camera
Battery Charger (BC-11L)
To attach the strap to the camera.
* The shape of the AC power cord
plug varies according to country or
geographic area.
Attach strap here.
AC Power Cord *
USB Cable
Strap
AV Cable
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CD-ROM
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Basic Reference
UNPACKING
CONTENTS
UNPACKING
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QUICK START BASICS
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GETTING READY
36
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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■
■
First, charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuring Display Language, Date,
and Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Shooting a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Viewing a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Deleting a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
INTRODUCTION
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41
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . 42
Turning Power On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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■
Supported Memory Cards
Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
Replacing the Memory Card
Formatting a Memory Card
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . 52
22
■ Selecting a Screen Layout
■ Turning Display Information On and Off
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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To charge the battery
To load the battery
Replacing the Battery
Battery Precautions
52
56
If you lose your way... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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CONTENTS
SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT
58
SHOOTING A MOVIE
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Shooting a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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■
■
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Specifying Image Size
Specifying Image Quality
Using the easy Mode
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions
Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
■ Movie Recording Precautions
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USING BEST SHOT
97
Reducing the Effects of Hand
and Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Taking Bright Images without Flash . . . . . . . . . . 104
Shooting Images of Business Cards
and Documents (Business Shot) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Shooting ID Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Restoring an Old Photograph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Recording Snapshots into
a Multi-image Layout (Layout Shots) . . . . . . . . . . 112
Auto Tracking a Moving Subject
(Auto Framing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
■ Selecting the Continuous Shutter Mode
78
■ Recording with Normal-speed Continuous Shutter,
High-speed Continuous Shutter,
and Flash Continuous Shutter
79
■ Continuous Shutter Precautions
79
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Face Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Using Short Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Using Past Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Using the Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
■ Performing a face recognition recording
operation (Normal Mode)
■ Using the Family First Mode to Give Priority to
Particular Faces
■ Face Recognition Precautions
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
115
Other Useful Recording Functions . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Changing the Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
138
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■
■
■
Using Auto Focus
Using Macro Focus
Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus)
Using Infinity Focus
Using Manual Focus
■ Using Key Customize to Assign Functions
[W] and [X]
■ Displaying an On-screen Grid
■ Displaying the Image You Just Recorded
(Image Review)
■ Using Icon Help
■ Using Mode Memory to Configure Power
On Default Settings
■ Resetting the Camera to Its Initial
Factory Defaults
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Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) . . . . . . . 125
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Reducing the Effects of Overexposure
and Underexposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Enhancing Human Skin Textures. . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Using the Camera’s Color Filter Effects . . . . . . . 133
Controlling Image Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Date Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Using the On-screen Histogram to
Check Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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VIEWING SNAPSHOTS
AND MOVIES
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143
144
Viewing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
■ Listening to the Audio of an Audio Snapshot
145
Viewing a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
■ Playing Back a Movie with Anti Shake
148
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . 148
Viewing Camera Images on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Zooming the Displayed Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Using the 12-image Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Using the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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EDITING IMAGES
159
USING AUDIO
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Using Color Restoration to Correct
the Color of an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . 164
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Combining Multiple Snapshots into
a Single Image (Layout Print) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Adjusting White Balance of
a Recorded Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Adjusting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Reducing the Effects of Underexposure . . . . . . . 170
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Creating a Snapshot of a Movie Frame
(MOTION PRINT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
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Adding Audio to a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording) . . . . . . 178
MANAGING YOUR FILES
180
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Using the FAVORITE Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
DELETING FILES
187
Deleting a Specific File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Deleting All Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Deleting FAVORITE Folder Snapshots . . . . . . . . 188
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OTHER SETTINGS
189
USING THE CAMERA
WITH A COMPUTER
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . 189
Turning the Startup Screen On or Off . . . . . . . . . 191
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Changing the Camera Date
and Time Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Using World Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
■ Configuring World Time Settings
What you can do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Using the Camera with
a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
■ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
■ Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on the Computer
■ Playing Movies
■ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
■ Transferring Images to the Camera
■ Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ User Registration
■ Exiting the CD-ROM Menu
195
Changing the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Changing the USB Port Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
[
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Button
Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Formatting Built-in Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
PRINTING
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . 230
■ Viewing and Storing Images on a Macintosh
■ Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on Your Macintosh
■ Playing Movies
■ Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ Registering as a User
201
Types of Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Using Professional Print Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Using Your Printer to Print Images . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed
and the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
■ Date Stamping
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Reading Files Directly from a Memory Card . . . . 237
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
208
Supported Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
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CONTENTS
APPENDIX
241
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Menu Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Indicator Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
■ Battery Charger Lamp Reference
251
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
■ Finding the Problem and Fixing It
■ Display Messages
252
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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
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CONTENTS
QUICK START BASICS
First, charge the battery
(page 36)
■ Using the Battery Charger to Charge
2. Plug the battery charger into a household
power outlet.
1. Load the battery into the battery charger.
[CHARGE] lamp lights red during charging.
[CHARGE] lamp goes out when charging is complete.
• It takes about 90 minutes to achieve a full charge.
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■ Loading the Battery into the Camera
3. Close the battery cover.
1. Open the battery cover.
1
While pressing lightly on the cover,
slide it in the direction indicated by
2 the arrow to open.
2
1
2. Load the battery into the camera.
Front (EXILIM logo)
Stopper
Battery
contacts
EXILIM
logo
Front
Back
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Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings
(pages 193, 197)
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the
language you want and then press [SET].
3. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
where you will use the camera and then press
[SET].
[ ]
[BS]
[]
[]
[]
[SET]
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the city where you
will use the camera and then press [SET].
5. Use [S] and [T] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want and then press [SET].
The settings on this page are required the first time you turn on
the camera after purchasing it.
• If you make a mistake when configuring the language, date,
and time settings, you can change the settings (pages 193,
197).
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6. Use [S] and [T] to select the date format and then press [SET].
Example: December 19, 2007
To display the date like this:
Select this option:
07/12/19
YY/MM/DD
19/12/07
DD/MM/YY
12/19/07
MM/DD/YY
7. Set the date and the time.
Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want (year, month, day, hour, minute) and then use [S] and [T] to change the setting.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press [BS].
8. When settings are completed, press [SET].
9. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera.
• After finishing this procedure, advance to the procedure on the next page.
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Using a Memory Card
(page 45)
■ Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
2. Load a memory card into the camera.
When a memory card is loaded, the camera stores images you
shoot on the card.
NOTE
• Though the camera has built-in memory, using a memory
card provides additional capacity you can use to store more
images, high-quality and large-size images, and longer
movies.
• The camera will store images in its built-in memory if there
is no memory card loaded. If you prefer to use built-in
memory, skip this procedure and go to “Shooting a
Snapshot” on page 15.
• For information about memory card capacity, see page
259.
Front
MEMORY
CARD
Front
Back
With the front of the memory card facing upwards (towards
the monitor screen side of the camera), slide it into the card
slot and press until it clicks securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
1. Open the battery cover.
1
While pressing lightly on the cover,
slide it in the direction indicated by
2
the arrow to open.
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■ Formatting a Memory Card
5. Press [S] to select “Format” and then press
[SET].
Before you can use a memory card with your camera, you must
format it.
• To cancel formatting, select “Cancel” and then press
[SET].
• Wait until the “Busy... Please wait...” message disappears
from the monitor screen before doing anything else.
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or
other files on it, will delete its contents. Normally you do not
need to format a memory card again. However, if storing to
a card has slowed down or if you notice any other
abnormality, re-format the card.
• Be sure to perform the following procedure on the camera
to format the memory card.
“Set Up” Tab
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [T] to select “Format” and then press [X].
[MENU]
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Shooting a Snapshot
(page 58)
1. Press [
Auto icon
] to turn on the camera.
This enters the REC mode and displays “
on the monitor screen.
Operation Lamp
” (Auto icon)
2. Point the camera at the subject.
3. While taking care to keep the camera still, half-
Shutter Button
press the shutter button.
When the image is in focus, the camera will beep, the
operation lamp will light green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
4. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the
Focus Frame
shutter button all the way down.
The recorded image will remain on the display for about one
second, and then it will be stored in memory. After that, the
camera will be ready to shoot the next image.
Monitor Screen
[
] (REC)
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Snapshot Image Size and Image Quality
How do I half-press the shutter button?
Your camera lets you select from among various image size
and quality settings. Note that image size and quality
settings affect how many images can be stored in memory.
• You can change the image size and quality settings as
required to shoot a smaller or lower-resolution image for
attachment to an e-mail message, for publishing on a
website, etc. You can also select an image size that suits
the size of paper you plan to use for printing your images.
For details, see pages 62, 64, and 259.
The shutter button is designed to stop about half way down
when you press it lightly. Stopping at this point is called a
“half-press”. When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and focuses on the
subject it is currently pointed at.
Mastering how much pressure is required for a half-press
and a full-press of the shutter button is an important
technique for good-looking images.
Half-press
Full-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep-beep!
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All the way
Click!
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Viewing Snapshots
■ Fully pressing the shutter button without
waiting for Auto Focus
(page 144)
Fully pressing the shutter button without waiting for Auto
Focus to operate will record using Quick Shutter (page 122).
Quick Shutter lets you capture exactly the moment you want.
• With Quick Shutter, the camera uses high-speed Auto
Focus, which means you can capture quick moving action
more easily. Note, however, that some images may be out
of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press
the shutter button in order to ensure proper focus.
[
] (PLAY)
[W][X]
1. Press [
] to enter the PLAY mode.
If there are multiple images in memory, use [W] and [X] to
scroll through them.
■ To return to the REC mode
Press [
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QUICK START BASICS
Shooting a Movie
(page 90)
1. Press [
Movie Icon
] to enter the REC mode.
2. Press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
Remaining Recording Time
3. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “
[
”
(Movie) scene and then press [SET].
] (REC)
“
” (movie icon) remains on the monitor screen.
4. Press the shutter button to start shooting the
Shutter Button
movie.
• Audio is also recorded during movie recording.
5. Press the shutter button again to stop
recording.
Recording Time
Movie Recording Screen
[BS]
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Movie Image Quality
Your camera lets you select from among six image quality
settings (UHQ, UHQ Wide, HQ, HQ Wide, Normal, LP) for
movies. To get the most out of the imaging capabilities of
your camera, use a quality setting of “HQ” (High Quality) or
“HQ Wide” or better.
Movie quality is a standard that determines the detail,
smoothness, and clarity of the image during playback.
Reducing image quality let’s you shoot longer, so you can
switch to “Normal”, or “LP” conserve remaining memory
capacity if you start to run low.
For details, see pages 90 and 260.
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Viewing a Movie
(page 146)
1. Press [
The film-like frame that appears on the monitor screen indicates
that this is an image from a movie.
“
] to enter the PLAY mode.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the movie you want
to play.
” Movie icon
When scrolling through images, a movie is displayed on the
monitor screen by showing its first frame.
[
3. Press [SET] to start playback.
] (PLAY)
The monitor screen will return to the image selection screen
in step 2 after the end of the movie is reached.
• During movie playback, you can adjust volume, skip
forward and back, and perform other operations (page
147).
[SET]
■ To return to the REC mode
Press [
].
[W] [X]
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Deleting a File
(page 187)
1. Press [
You can use the following procedure to delete files you have
transferred to your computer’s hard disk, images you have
printed, or files you simply no longer need. This frees up
memory for recording more images.
[
].
2. Press [T] (
).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot or
movie you want to delete.
] (PLAY)
4. Press [S] to select “Delete”.
[S]
• To cancel the delete operation, select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET].
This deletes the selected snapshot or movie.
• If you want to delete more, repeat the above procedure
from step 3.
• To quit the delete operation, press [MENU].
[SET]
[W] [X]
[T] (
)
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INTRODUCTION
■ Direct Mode Power On
Features
■ BEST SHOT for beautiful shots simply by
selecting a sample image built into the
camera
Simply select the scene that is
similar to what you want to shoot
(Night Scene Portrait, Flower,
etc.), for instant camera setups.
A dedicated [BS] button gives
you direct access to the BEST
SHOT library of sample scenes.
Example: Select for
beautiful
portraits.
To view images, press [
to power up in the PLAY
mode.
]
To record, press [
] to
power up in the REC mode.
■ A powerful collection of useful recording
features
• Face recognition during image recording (page 82)
• Hand movement and subject movement reduction using high
shutter speed (page 102)
• High-sensitivity recording avoids dark images, even when the
flash is not being used (page 104)
• Quick Shutter, which helps you capture exactly the moment
you want (page 122)
• High quality (H.264) movie recording (page 90)
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INTRODUCTION
■ Powerful Print Features
Read this first!
• DPOF feature for easy specification of date stamping and the
number of copies (page 206)
• Timestamp feature that stamps the date into the image data
(page 135)
• Support for PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT for easy athome printing on a printer that supports one of these
standards, without a computer (page 202)
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■ LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses highprecision technology that provides a pixel yield in excess of
99.99%.
This means that some pixels may not light or may remain lit at all
times. This is due to the characteristics of the liquid crystal
panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
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INTRODUCTION
■ Copyrights
• The SDHC Logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media,
Windows Vista, and DirectX are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, QuickTime logo, and iPhoto
are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other
countries.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG
of Germany, and licensed to the MultiMediaCard Association
(MMCA).
• MMCplus is a trademark of the MultiMediaCard Association.
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United
States and/or other countries.
• HOTALBUM and the HOT ALBUM logo are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging,
Inc., and licensed to HOTALBUMcom, Inc.
• YouTube, the YouTube logo and “Broadcast Yourself” are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of YouTube, LLC.
• EXILIM, Photo Loader, Photo Transport, and YouTube
Uploader for CASIO are registered trademarks or trademarks
of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of
snapshots or movies of images recorded with this camera
without the permission of the applicable right holder is forbidden
by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted
entirely, even if it is for your own personal enjoyment.
Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site,
or any other Internet site, or otherwise distributing them to third
parties without the permission of the copyright holder is strictly
prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties.
Uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs,
live concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or
recorded by you may infringe upon the rights of others. Note that
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any
use of this product that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The trademarks and registered trademarks shown below are
used in an editorial fashion in the explanatory text of this manual
without trademark ™ or registered trademark ® symbols. No
infringement on trademarks is intended.
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• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM was developed based on
HOT ALBUM, which is copyrighted by HOTALBUMcom, Inc.,
and Photo Loader, which is copyrighted by CASIO
COMPUTER CO., LTD. All copyrights and other rights revert
to original copyright holders.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
companies.
Any and all unauthorized commercial copying, distribution, and
copying of the bundled software over a network are prohibited.
This product contains PrKERNELv4
Real-time OS of eSOL Co., Ltd.
Copyright© 2007 eSOL Co., Ltd.
PrKERNELv4 is a registered
trademark of eSOL Co., Ltd. in Japan.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under
license from YouTube, LLC. The presence of YouTube upload
functionality in this product is not an endorsement or
recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
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• Note that the example screens and product illustrations
shown in this manual may differ somewhat by the screens
and configuration of the actual camera.
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without
notice.
• The content of this manual has been checked at each step
of the production process. Please contact us if you notice
anything that is questionable, erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this manual, either in part or
its entirety, is forbidden. Except for your own personal use,
and other use of the contents of this manual without the
permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any damages or loss suffered by you or any third party due
to the use or malfunction of this product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any damages or loss suffered by you or any third party due
to the use of Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, Photo
Transport, and/or YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any damages or loss caused by deletion of memory contents
due to malfunction, repair, or any other reason.
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■ Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
Precautions during Use
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
cameras viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
■ Take test shots before shooting the final
shot.
■ Flash
• Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure
that the camera is recording correctly.
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or
explosive gas may be present. Such conditions create the risk
of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a
motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s vision
and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject. Doing
so creates the risk of loss of eyesight.
■ Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images while
operating an automobile or other vehicle, or while walking.
Looking at the monitor while in motion creates the risk of
serious accident.
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■ Display Panel
■ Transport
• Do not apply strong pressure to the LCD panel surface or
subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the display
panel glass to crack.
• Should the display panel ever become cracked, never touch
any of the liquid inside the panel. Doing so creates the risk of
skin inflammation.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your mouth,
immediately rinse your mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your eyes or onto
your skin, immediately rinse with clean water for at least 15
minutes and contact your physician.
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or anywhere
else where operation of such devices is restricted. Improper
use creates the risk of serious accident.
■ Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and
other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or
strange odor, or while it is overheating creates the risk of fire
and electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera, taking care to
protect yourself against burn injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service
center.
■ Connections
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use with this
camera into connectors. Connecting a non-specified device
creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
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■ Water and Foreign Matter
■ Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal)
getting inside the camera creates the risk of fire and electric
shock. Immediately perform the following steps whenever any
of the above symptoms are present. Particular care is
required when using the camera where it is raining or
snowing, near the ocean or other body of water, or in a
bathroom.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service
center.
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by dropping
or other rough treatment creates the risk of fire and electric
shock. Immediately perform the following steps whenever any
of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service
center.
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■ Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to
explode and creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
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■ Disassembly and Modification
■ Backing Up Important Data
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way.
Doing so creates the risk of electric shock, burn injury, and
other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal inspection,
maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
• Always keep backup copies of important data in camera
memory by transferring it to a computer or other storage
device. Note that data can be deleted in the case of camera
malfunction, repair, etc.
■ Memory Protection
■ Locations To Be Avoided
• Whenever replacing the battery, be sure to follow the correct
procedure as described in the documentation that comes with
the camera. Incorrectly replacing the battery can result in
corruption or loss of data in camera memory.
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of
locations. Doing so creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
– Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
– Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke
is present
– Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to
direct sunlight, in a closed vehicle parked in the sun, or
other areas subject to very high temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a high
shelf, etc. Doing so can cause the camera to fall, creating the
risk of personal injury.
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■ Rechargeable Battery
• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat
generation, discoloration, deformation, or any other abnormal
condition while using, charging, or storing a battery,
immediately remove it from the camera or charger unit and
keep it away from open flame.
• Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an
automobile parked in the sun, or in any other area subject to
high temperatures. Doing so can damage the battery, and
cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• If the battery charging does not end normally within the
specified charging time, stop charging anyway and contact
your local CASIO authorized service center. Continued
charging creates the risk of battery overheating, fire, and
explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery fluid get
into your eyes accidentally, immediately rinse them with clean
tap water and then consult a physician.
• Be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the
camera and special charger unit before using or charging the
battery.
• Use only the specified charger unit or the specified device to
charge the battery. Attempting to charge the battery by an
unauthorized means creates the risk of battery overheating,
fire, and explosion.
• Do not expose or immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water. Doing so can damage the battery, and cause
deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• This battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera
only. Use with any other device creates the risk of the battery
damage, or deterioration of battery performance and service
life.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions creates
the risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
– Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
– Do not expose batteries to heat or fire.
– Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when it is
connected to the charger unit.
– Never carry or store the battery together with items that can
conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead, etc.)
– Never disassemble the battery, pierce it with a needle, or
expose it to strong impact (hit it with a hammer, step on it,
etc.), and never apply solder to it. Never place the battery
into a microwave oven, heater, high-pressure generating
device, etc.
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■ Battery Life
• If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a
responsible adult makes them aware of the precautions and
proper handling instructions, and make sure that they handle
battery correctly.
• Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or
your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean tap water.
Prolonged contact with battery fluid can cause skin irritation.
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• Battery continuous operation times provided in this manual
represent the approximate amount of time before the camera
turns off due to low battery power when being powered by the
special battery under normal temperature (23°C (73°F)). They
do not guarantee that you will be able to achieve the indicated
level of operation. Actual battery life is greatly affected by
ambient temperature, battery storage conditions, the amount
of time spent in storage, etc.
• Leaving the camera on can run down battery and cause the
low battery warning to appear. Turn off the camera whenever
you are not using it.
• The low battery warning indicates that the camera is about to
turn off due to low battery power. Charge the battery as soon
as possible. Leaving low or dead batteries in the camera can
lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
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■ Data Error Precautions
■ Operating Environment
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital
components. Any of the following creates the risk of
corruption of data in camera memory.
– Removing the battery or memory card from the camera
while the camera is performing an operation
– Removing the memory card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing green after turning off the
camera
– Disconnecting the USB cable while a data communication
operation is being performed
– Using a battery that is low
– Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 257). Perform the action
indicated by the message that appears.
• The operating temperature range of the camera is 0°C to
40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of
moisture or dust
– Near an air conditioner or in other areas subjected to
extreme temperature or humidity
– Inside of a motor vehicle on a hot day, or in an area
subjected to strong vibration
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■ Condensation
■ Power Supply
• Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the
camera is moved from the outdoors on a cold winter day into
a warm room, can cause water droplets called “condensation”
to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera. Note
that condensation can cause malfunction of the camera. To
avoid condensation, place the camera into a plastic bag
before subjecting it to sudden temperature change. Wait until
the air in the bag has had enough time to become acclimated
to the new temperature before removing the camera. After
that, open the battery cover and leave it open for a few hours.
• Use only the special rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20)
to power this camera. Use of any other type of battery is not
supported.
• The camera does not have a separate battery for the clock.
The date and time settings of the camera are cleared about
two days after power is cut off from the battery. If this
happens, be sure to reconfigure these settings after power is
restored (page 193).
■ Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the
lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of
images, such as a slight bend in lines that should be straight.
This is due to the characteristics of lens, and does not
indicate malfunction of the camera.
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■ Caring for your camera
■ Other Precautions
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the lens surface
can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid
touching the lens surface. To clean the lens surface, use a
blower to blow off dust or foreign matter and then wipe with a
soft, dry cloth.
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the flash can
interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid touching
the flash. If the flash becomes dirty, wipe it clean with a soft,
dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
• The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal
and does not indicate malfunction.
■ Monitor Screen Images
• The images that normally appear on the monitor screen
during image playback are smaller than normal, and so you
cannot see all of the detail of the actual image. Your camera
has an image zoom feature (page 156) which you can use to
enlarge the monitor screen image. You can use this feature
for on-the-spot checks of important images.
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GETTING READY
To charge the battery
Charging the Battery
1. Correctly positioning the positive and
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-20).
negative terminals of the battery, load the
battery into the battery charger.
IMPORTANT!
• Use of any type of battery other than NP-20 is not
supported.
The battery is not fully charged when you use the camera for
the first time after purchasing it. You need to charge the
battery before using the camera for the first time.
• Making sure that the positive and negative contacts are
aligned correctly, load the battery into the battery charger.
Note that the battery will not charge properly if it is not
positioned correctly in the battery charger.
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2. Plug the battery charger into a household
If the [CHARGE] lamp does not light red
power outlet.
Charging cannot be performed because ambient temperature or
temperature of the charger is too hot or too cold. Wait until the
camera returns to normal temperature. When the camera
returns to a temperature where charging can be performed, the
[CHARGE] lamp will light red.
This will cause the [CHARGE] lamp to turn red.
• It takes about 90 minutes to achieve a full charge. Actual
charging time depends on current battery capacity,
remaining power, and charging conditions.
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red
The battery is faulty or the battery is loaded in the charger
incorrectly. Remove the battery from the charger and check if its
contacts are dirty. If they are, wipe them off with dry cloth and
then reload the battery into the charger. When experiencing
charging problems, also check to make sure that the power cord
is not disconnected from the power outlet or charger.
[CHARGE] lamp
If an error still continues to occur after you perform the above
steps, it could mean that the battery is faulty. Contact your
nearest CASIO authorized service center.
When charging is complete
The [CHARGE] lamp will go out. Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and then remove the battery from the charger.
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To load the battery
IMPORTANT!
• Use the special charger (BC-11L) to charge the special
lithium ion battery (NP-20). Never use any other type of
charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can
result in unexpected accident.
• Charging the battery while it is still warm immediately after
removing it from the camera can result in only partial
charging. Give the battery time to cool before charging it.
• Battery discharges slightly even when it is left without
loading it into the camera. Because of this, it is
recommended that you charge the battery immediately
before you need to use it.
• Charging the battery may cause interference with TV and
radio reception. If this happens, plug the charger into an
outlet that is further away from the TV or radio.
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1. Open the battery cover.
While pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
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■ Battery Life and Number of Images between
Charges
2. Load the battery into the camera.
With the EXILIM logo on the battery facing upwards (in the
direction of the monitor screen), hold the stopper in the
direction indicated by the arrow as you slide the battery into
the camera. Press the battery in until the stopper secures it
in place.
See page 263 for details.
■ Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select “
” (flash off)
for the flash setting (page 71).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect
against wasting battery power when you forget to turn off the
camera (page 44).
NP-20
Stopper
3. Close the battery cover.
Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide it securely
into place as you press it against the camera.
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■ Checking Remaining Battery Power
IMPORTANT!
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor
screen indicates remaining power as shown below.
Remaining
Power
High
• Due to differences in the power requirements of each
mode, the battery indicator may show a lower level in the
PLAY mode than what it shows in the REC mode. This is
normal, and does not indicate malfunction.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power
supplied while the battery is dead will cause its date and
time settings to be cleared. You will have to re-configure
the settings after power is restored.
Low
Battery
Indicator
Indicator
Color
Light
blue
Orange
Red
Red
“
” indicates that battery power is low. Charge the battery as
soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when “
” is indicated. Charge the
battery immediately.
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Replacing the Battery
Battery Precautions
1. Open the battery cover.
■ Precautions during Use
2. With the camera oriented with its monitor
• Operation provided by a battery under cold conditions is
always less than operation under normal temperatures. This
is due to the characteristics of the battery, not the camera.
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within
the range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F). Charging outside this
temperature range can cause charging to take longer than
normal or even cause charging to fail.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full
charge, it probably means that the battery has reached the
end of its service life. Replace the battery with a new one.
screen facing upwards as shown in the
illustration, slide the stopper in the direction
indicated by the arrow and hold it there.
• This will cause the battery to come out part way.
Stopper
3. While still holding the stopper, pull the battery
out the rest of the way.
4. Load a new battery.
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■ Storage Precautions
Using the Camera in another Country
• Though a rechargeable lithium ion battery provides high
capacity in a compact configuration, long-term storage while
charged can cause it to deteriorate.
– If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
– Always remove the battery from the camera when you are
not using it. Leaving a battery in the camera can cause it to
discharge and go dead, which will require longer charging
when you need to use the camera.
– Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
Note the following precautions.
• The bundled battery charger is designed for operation with
any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz.
Note, however, that the shape of the power cord plug
depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking
the camera and charger along on a trip, check with travel
agent about the power supply requirements in your
destination(s).
• Do not connect the battery charger to a power supply through
a voltage converter or similar device. Doing so can lead to
malfunction.
■ Extra Batteries
Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-20) is
recommended while on a trip in order to avoid not being able to
shoot images due to the battery going dead.
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Turning Power On and Off
IMPORTANT!
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [
] (REC) to turn on power also
causes the lens to extend. Take care there is nothing
pressing against or hitting the lens. Holding the lens with
your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk of
malfunction.
■ Turning Power On
To turn power on and enter the REC mode
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [
] (REC).
To turn power on and enter the PLAY mode
Press [
NOTE
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches to
the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds after
switching modes.
• Auto Power Off (page 44) will turn off power automatically if
you do not perform any operation for a preset amount of
time. If this happens, turn power back on.
] (PLAY).
Pressing a button causes the operation lamp to light green
momentarily and turns on power.
Operation Lamp
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[
] (PLAY)
[
] (REC)
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■ Turning Power Off
■ Battery Power Conservation Features
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
This camera is equipped with a sleep function and auto power
off function to conserve battery power. You can configure these
settings in the REC mode as described below.
NOTE
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on
when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY). You can
also configure the camera to turn off when you press [
]
(REC) or [
] (PLAY) (page 199).
Feature
Name
Description
Settings
Turning On Power for the First Time
Sleep
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen
appears for configuring screen text language, date, and time
settings. Use the procedure under “Configuring Display
Language, Date, and Time Settings” (page 11) to configure
the settings correctly.
The monitor screen turns off (goes
into a sleep state) if no operation is
performed for a preset amount of
time. Press any button to turn the
monitor screen back on.
30 sec
1 min
2 min
Off
Power turns off if no operation is
Auto Power
performed for a preset amount of
Off
time.
1 min
2 min
5 min
• Sleep and Auto Power Off always operate as described below
in the PLAY mode, regardless of their current PLAY mode
settings.
– Sleep does not function in the PLAY mode.
– The Auto Power Off trigger time is always five minutes.
IMPORTANT!
• Failure to set the date and time will cause the wrong
date and time data to be recorded with images.
• If you make a mistake when configuring the language,
date, and time settings, you can change the settings
(pages 193, 197).
1. Press [MENU].
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the item you want to
Using a Memory Card
configure (“Sleep” or “Auto Power Off”) and
then press [X].
You can store images you shoot with the camera on a memory
card. It is up to you to purchase a commercially available
memory card. In addition to memory card storage, the camera
also has built-in memory, which is enough to hold a few
snapshots or a short movie. Use built-in memory for test
purposes, emergency use, etc.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the sleep or Auto
Power Off trigger time and then press [SET].
Selecting “Off” for the sleep setting disables the sleep
feature.
NOTE
NOTE
• Images can be copied between the camera’s built-in
memory and a memory card (page 185).
• The following data is stored in built-in memory. It cannot be
copied to a memory card.
– Face Recognition data saved with Record Family
– BEST SHOT mode user image information
– FAVORITE folder
– Mode memory settings
– Start-up screen image
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off have the same time
settings, Auto Power Off takes priority.
• Sleep and Auto Power Off are disabled under the following
conditions.
– When there is a connection between the camera and
computer or other device
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
B
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• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped. “
” and
“
” flash on the monitor screen during recording to let
you know when a frame has been dropped. Use of a
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least
10MB per second is recommended.
• SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards have a write
protect switch. Use it when you need to guard against
accidentally deleting data. Note, however, if you write
protect a memory card you must then turn write protection
off whenever you want to record to the card, format it, or
delete any of its images.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or even
lost. Make sure that you always back up important data on
other media (CD-R, CD-RW, MO disk, hard disk, etc.).
Supported Memory Cards
Your camera supports use of the
following types of memory cards.
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
• For information about memory card
capacity, see page 259.
Memory Used for Storage
Images recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to
the memory card. When no memory card is loaded, images are
saved in built-in memory.
• Note that you cannot save images in built-in memory while a
memory card is loaded in the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• See the instructions that come with the memory card for
information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds. If
you are using a slow memory card, you may not be able to
record a movie using the “UHQ”, “UHQ Wide”, “HQ”, or
“HQ Wide” image quality setting. Because of this, use of a
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least
10MB per second is recommended.
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2. Load a memory card into the camera.
Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
Positioning the memory card so its front is facing upwards
(towards the monitor screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear it click securely into
place.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you always turn off the camera before loading or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when loading it. Never
try to force a memory card into the slot when you feel
resistance.
MEMORY
CARD
1. Open the battery cover.
While pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
Front
Front
Back
3. Close the battery cover.
Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide it securely
into place as you press it against the camera.
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Replacing the Memory Card
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card
(page 46) into the memory card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card
slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove the battery,
and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the operation
lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause the image save
operation to fail and even damage the memory card.
1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
Press the memory card and then release it, so it comes part
way out. Pull the card out the rest of the way by hand.
2. Load the other memory card.
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1. Load the memory card you want to format into
Formatting a Memory Card
the camera.
Before using a new memory card for the first time, you need to
format it. Once you format a memory card, you will not need to
format it each time you use it.
Formatting a memory card that already has files on it will delete
its contents.
2. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
3. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Format” and then
IMPORTANT!
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format operation
cannot be recovered. Double-check to make sure that you
really want to delete all the contents of the memory card
before proceeding with the format operation.
• Even if the file data on a memory card is protected (page
181), formatting the card will delete all its data.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then using it
in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD memory card or SDHC
memory card, formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
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press [SET] to start formatting.
After formatting is complete, enter the PLAY mode and
check to make sure the “There are no files.” message
appears on the monitor screen.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel”.
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■ Memory Card Precautions
Using On-screen Menus
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can restore
normal operation by reformatting it. However, it is
recommended that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from the
home or office.
• If you experience problems while trying to playback recorded
images, try re-formatting the memory card.
• As you record data to and delete data from a memory card a
number of times, it loses its ability to retain data. Because of
this, periodic re-formatting of a memory card is
recommended.
• Make sure that the battery is charged fully before starting a
formatting operation. Formatting may not be performed
correctly and the memory card may be damaged if the
camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress.
Doing so can damage the memory card.
The following are menu operations you will need to use to
configure camera settings. Take a few moments to become
familiar with them.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 246 for information about
menu contents.
• You also can use the Operation Panel (page 53) to configure
some of the settings that appear on the menu screen. In any
case where the same setting can be configured both on the
Operation Panel and on the menu screen, the Operation
Panel operation is always shown.
Example Menu Screen
Tabs
Press [MENU] to display the
menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in
the REC mode and PLAY
mode. This screen shows the
REC mode menu.
Settings
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want.
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
5. Apply the setting.
[W] [X] Select tabs. [X] is also used to apply a setting.
• Pressing [SET] applies the selected setting and exits the
menu screen.
• Pressing [W] instead of [SET] applies the selected setting
and returns to the menu screen. You can then continue
configuring other settings, if you want.
• To select another tab, press [W], use [S] to return to the
tab and then use [W] and [X] to switch to another tab.
[S] [T] Select a setting option.
[SET]
Applies the selected settings.
[MENU] Exits the menu screen.
The following is the procedure for menu operations in the REC
mode.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
This displays the menu screen.
• Entering the easy mode (page 65) changes display
contents to four menu items each, using larger size
characters. The easy mode also displays simple onscreen
help.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the tab where the
item you want to configure is located.
Here, we will select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [S] and [T] to
select the item you
want to configure and
then press [X].
Example: Select “Focus” and
then press [X].
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Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
You can use the display menu to configure various monitor
screen settings.
Panel
setting
Description
On
Pressing [SET] in
the REC mode
while “On” is
selected will cause
the top icon of the
Operation Panel to
become
highlighted (selected). You can then use the
Operation panel to change settings. Since there
are few icons superimposed on the displayed
image, they do not interfere with recording.
Selecting a Screen Layout
The contents of the layout setting menu depend on whether the
camera is in the REC mode or the PLAY mode.
■ REC Mode Screen Layout
For the REC mode, the screen layout settings let you select the
layout of icons.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
Panel” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
and then press [SET].
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Panel (Operation Panel)
Panel
setting
Description
Off
With this option,
the image being
composed
completely fills the
monitor screen.
This setting is best
when you want to
display the subject on a large 16:9 aspect ratio
monitor screen (page 63). Icons are
superimposed on the displayed image.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Size/Quality*1
(pages 62, 64)
1 Image
2 Flash mode (page 71)
3 Face Recognition (page 82)
4 Anti Shake (page 102)
5 ISO sensitivity (page 129)
6 White balance (page 126)
7 EV shift (page 125)
8 easy Mode (page 65)
9 Date/Time*2,*3 (page 193)
All screen shots in this manual show what appears when the
Operation Panel is turned on.
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2. Use [S] and [T] to select the icon of the
*1 Image quality cannot be changed using Panel (Operation
Panel).
*2 You can select date or time display.
*3 You can use the “Date Style” to select either month/day or
day/month for date display (page 194).
The time display format is always 24 hours, regardless of the
current settings of the camera’s “Adjust” (page 194).
setting you want to change.
3. Use [W] and [X] to change the setting.
• If you want to configure other settings, repeat steps 2 and
3.
4. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
The following procedure shows how to use Panel (Operation
Panel).
• This will apply the settings and return to normal operation
(no Operation Panel icon selected).
1. In the REC mode,
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• Panel (Operation Panel) is not displayed while Voice
Recording is being used.
This highlights (selects) the
top icon of the Operation
Panel.
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■ PLAY Mode Screen Layout
The PLAY mode screen layout settings let you select how
display images are shown on the monitor screen.
Display
setting
Description
Wide
With this setting,
the display image
is the maximum
possible size that
allows the entire
image to be
displayed
horizontally. With some aspect ratios, the top and
bottom of the image will be cut off.
4:3
With this setting,
100% of the
display image is
always visible. With
some aspect
ratios, black bands
may appear above
and below, or to the left and right of the image.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
Display” and
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
and then press [SET].
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Turning Display Information On and Off
Display
Information
Setting
You can turn display information on and off by pressing [S]
(DISP). You can configure separate settings for the REC mode
and PLAY mode.
Display
Information
Setting
Show
+Histogram
Turns off display
of all information.
Hide
Description
Turns on display
of camera setting
and other
information.
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot turn display information on or off while an audio
snapshot record operation is standing by or in progress.
• The following shows the display information options
available during voice recording.
Turns on display
of camera setting
and other
indicators, along
with a histogram
(page 136).
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Description
In this voice
recording
mode:
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You can select these display
information options:
REC mode
Display information or monitor screen off
PLAY mode
Display information or hide information
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PLAY mode
If you lose your way...
Perform one of the following operations if you find that you have
gotten lost while performing button operations during recording
or playback.
REC mode
Current Screen
To return to the normal snapshot
or movie recording screen, press:
Menu screen
[MENU] or [
BEST SHOT screen
[BS] or [
“There are no files.”
screen
Press [
].
PLAY mode screen
Press [
].
Current Screen
To return to the normal playback
screen
Menu screen
[MENU] or [
REC mode screen
Press [
Delete screen
Press [
]. You could also select
“Cancel” and then press [SET].
]
]
]
]
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Holding the Camera Correctly
IMPORTANT!
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not cover any
of the areas indicated in the illustration.
Holding the camera with one hand can result in accidental hand
movement. Hold the camera securely with both hands when
shooting snapshots.
• To protect against accidentally dropping the camera, attach
the wrist strap and make sure it is around your fingers or wrist
while you are operating the camera.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this camera only.
Never use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
Horizontal
Flash
Vertical
Self-timer Lamp
Hold the camera as shown in the
illustration, with your arms firmly
against your sides.
Microphone
Lens
Hold the camera so the
flash is above the lens.
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Shooting a Snapshot
NOTE
• Good-looking images are impossible if you move the
camera when you press the shutter button or while the
Auto Focus operation is being performed. Holding the
camera correctly, carefully press the shutter button and
take care that you do not move the camera as the shutter
releases. This is especially important when available
lighting is low, which slows down the shutter speed.
1. Press [
] (REC) to
enter the REC mode.
Confirm that the subject
(people, scenery, etc.) and
the Auto icon “
” are
displayed on the monitor
screen.
If any icon other than the
Auto icon “
” is displayed,
switch to “Auto” (page 97).
Remaining Snapshot
Memory Capacity
Auto Icon
Focus Frame
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2. Focus the image.
3. Shoot the image.
While the focus frame is aligned with the subject, half-press
the shutter button.
Auto Focus will focus the image automatically, and the focus
frame and operation lamp will turn green. The aperture,
shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity also will be set
automatically.
When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest
of the way.
Operation Lamp
Shutter Button
This will shoot the snapshot and save it to the memory card
or the camera’s built-in memory.
Shutter Button
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If the image does not focus...
NOTE
If the focus frame stays red and the operation lamp is flashing
green, it means that the image is not in focus (because the
subject is too close, etc.). Point the camera at the subject and try
to focus again.
• The aperture value indicates the size of the opening that
lets light into the camera. A larger aperture value indicates
a smaller opening. The camera adjusts this setting
automatically.
• Shutter speed indicates the amount of time that light is
allowed into the camera. A slower shutter speed means
that light is allowed in for a longer time. Shutter speed is
indicated on the monitor screen as seconds (1/1000
second, etc.) The camera adjusts this setting automatically.
Checking a Snapshot
A snapshot will remain on the monitor screen for a short while
after you shoot it and then disappear when the camera gets
ready for the next image.
Perform the following operation to view a snapshot after you
shoot it.
Press [
].
This will display the snapshot you just shot.
Use [W] and [X] to scroll through other images in memory.
To return to the REC mode, press [
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■ Fully pressing the shutter button without
waiting for Auto Focus
Specifying Image Size
A digital camera image is a collection of small dots (pixels).
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and
is expressed as horizontal pixels × vertical pixels. The initial
factory default image size setting is 7M (3072 × 2304 pixels).
Note that a larger image takes up more memory.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number
of images that can be stored, see page 259.
This setting applies to snapshots only.
• For information about movie image size, see page 90.
You can shoot snapshots by pressing the shutter button all the
way without waiting for Auto Focus. What the camera does in
this case depends on whether Quick Shutter (page 122) is on or
off.
When Quick Shutter is turned on
High-speed Auto Focus is enabled, which helps you capture
exactly the moment you want. Quick Shutter comes in handy
when shooting a fast-moving subject.
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is
used.
• Quick Shutter is turned on as the initial factory default setting.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Image Size).
When Quick Shutter is turned off
3. Use [W] and [X] to select an image size and
Normal Auto Focus is performed and then the image is
recorded.
• If you keep the shutter button depressed, images will continue
to be shot without focus.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the
shutter button in order to ensure proper focus.
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• Selecting 3:2 (3072 × 2048 pixels) records images with an
aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the standard aspect ratio
(3:2) of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An
HDTV screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them
wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of television screens of
the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio of an HDTV screen.
• VGA (640 × 480 pixels) is the optimum size when attaching
images to e-mail.
• Print paper sizes should be thought of as rough estimates
only (200 dpi print resolution).
NOTE
• The following information changes on the display during
the image size selection operation.
– Image size in pixels (1600 × 1200, etc.)
– Optimum print paper size
– Remaining snapshot memory capacity
Image Size (Pixels)
Larger
Smaller
Print Paper Size
7M
3072 × 2304
A3 Print
3:2
3072 × 2048
A3 Print
16:9
3072 × 1728
HDTV
5M
2560 × 1920
A3 Print
3M
2048 × 1536
A4 Print
2M
1600 × 1200
VGA
640 × 480
3.5" × 5" Print
E-Mail
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Specifying Image Quality
NOTE
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting
a finely detailed image of nature that includes dense tree
branches or leaves, or an image of a complex pattern.
Your camera lets you select “Fine” (maximum image quality),
“Normal”, or “Economy” (maximum memory economy) for the
image quality setting. The initial setting is “Normal”. Select “Fine”
if you want to give priority to image quality, or “Economy” to give
priority to the number of images you can store in memory.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number
of images that can be stored, see page 259.
This setting applies to snapshots only.
• For information about movie image quality, see page 90.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “
Quality” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the image quality
setting you want and then press [SET].
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Using the easy Mode
■ Using the easy Menu
The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups. This mode is
recommended for those who are new to digital imaging.
The easy menu contains flash, self-timer, and image size
settings, plus an item for exiting the easy mode.
While the camera is in the easy mode, all the other settings
(besides Self-timer, Image Size, and easy Mode) on the REC
tab menu (page 246) and Quality tab menu (page 247) are fixed
at preset optimum values. Any settings you configured on these
tabs are not used in the easy mode.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the second option
from the bottom in the operation panel (easy
mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
IMPORTANT!
ON” and then
• To use the Set Up tab menu (page 248), you need to exit
the easy mode. To do this, select the “easy Mode” item in
step 2 of the following procedure, and then select
in
step 3. After that, you can use the Setup tab menu as you
normally do.
press [SET].
This enters the easy mode.
4. Focus the image.
While the focus frame is aligned with the subject, half-press
the shutter button.
5. Shoot the image.
When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest
of the way.
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1. Press [MENU].
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
• See the following sections for full details about the
“Flash”, “Self-timer”, or “Image Size” settings.
– Using the Flash (page 71)
– Using the Self-timer (page 76)
– Specifying Image Size (page 62)
• The following are the settings you can select for “easy
Mode”.
The easy menu displays
larger text than standard
menus.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the menu item you
want, and then press [SET].
and then press [SET].
Menu Item:
Flash
Stay in the easy mode, without switching
to another recording type
Available Settings:
(Auto Flash)* /
(Flash Off)
(10-second self-timer) /
Image Size
*/
Exit Menu
/
Switch from the easy mode to a standard
recording type
(Flash On) /
Self-timer
easy Mode
Select this
setting:
To do this:
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
• On-screen pop-up help text provides a brief explanation
of each setting.
*
/
*
Exit the easy menu
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Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions
• Proper focus may not be possible when shooting the following
types of subjects.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• Proper focus may not be possible if the camera is moved
while shooting.
• An image may be out of focus even though the operation
lamp is lit green and the focus frame is green.
If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 121)
or manual focus (page 123).
■ Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the operation lamp is
flashing green. Doing so can result in incorrect storage of the
image you just shot, damage to other images stored in
memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unneeded light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the
lens with your hand when shooting an image.
■ Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image
composition. The actual image will be recorded at the quality
set for the image quality setting.
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen
response to slow and can cause digital noise in the monitor
screen image.
■ Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent
Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the
brightness or color of an image.
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2. Press the zoom button to change the zoom
Shooting with Zoom
factor.
Your camera provides you with 3X optical zoom (which changes
the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with
digital zoom (which digitally process the center portion of the
image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 12 - 45.2X.
IMPORTANT!
• Generally speaking, the higher the digital zoom factor, the
coarser the image that is recorded. However, digital zoom
can be used up to a certain point without causing
deterioration of the image.
• Digital zoom is not supported while “Timestamp” (page
135) is turned on.
1. Enter the REC mode.
To do this:
Press this side of the
zoom button:
Enlarge the subject and narrow
the range
[
] (telephoto)
Reduce the size of the subject
and broaden the range
[
] (wide angle)
– For more information, see “Optical Zoom and Digital
Zoom Switch Point” on page 69.
[
][
]
Zoom button
Wide Angle
Telephoto
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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■ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
NOTE
If you hold down the [
] side of the zoom button in step 2 of
the above procedure, the zoom operation will stop when the
optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing
the zoom button and then holding down its [
] side will switch
to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom
factor.
• When the zoom pointer moves past the maximum limit of
optical zoom. Also, the zoom bar indicates the approximate
zoom factor.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against hand
movement when using the telephoto setting (zoom in).
• Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital
zoom only is available while shooting a movie. Make sure
you select the optical zoom setting you want to use before
you press the shutter button to start shooting your movie.
Digital Zoom Indicator
Focus Range
(Displayed when shooting
with Auto Focus, macro, or
manual focus.)
Zoom Bar
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Undeteriorated Image Quality
Range
3X to 14.2X*
1X
• The image deterioration point depends on the image size
(page 62). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom
factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration
point.
• Though digital zoom generally causes a deterioration of
image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration
is possible with image sizes of “5M (2560 × 1920 pixels)” and
smaller. The range in which you can use digital zoom without
image deterioration is indicated on the display. The
deterioration point depends on the image size.
• The digital zoom range of the zoom indicator is shown on the
monitor screen only while “Digital Zoom” is turned on.
Deteriorated Image Quality
Range
12X to 45.2X*
Optical/Digital Switch Point
Zoom Pointer
(Indicates current
zoom.)
Image Deterioration Point
Image starts to deteriorate from here.
* Point factor depends on image size.
● Zoom Values for Each Image Size
Undeteriorated Image
Quality Range
7M
3:2
16:9
5M
3M
2M
VGA
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
Deteriorated Image
Quality Range
3X
3X
3X
3.6X
4.5X
5.7X
14.2X
12X
12X
12X
14.2X
17.9X
22.6X
45.2X
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■ Turning Off Digital Zoom
Using Flash
You can turn off digital zoom if you want to use optical zoom
only. This will help to avoid deteriorated images due to
accidentally switching over from optical zoom to digital zoom
when shooting snapshots.
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to
use.
Flash Setting
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Digital Zoom” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Off” and then press
[SET].
Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
Flash On
Flash always fires.
• This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due
to daylight or backlight (daylight synchro
flash).
Soft Flash
Always use soft flash, regardless of
exposure conditions.
• Use this setting when you want to
suppress the flash to avoid reflection, etc.
• If you want to show the entire digital zoom range, select
“On” here.
Red Eye
Reduction
B
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Description
Auto Flash Flash fires automatically in accordance with
exposure (amount of light and brightness)
conditions.
• Initial factory default setting.
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Flash fires automatically in accordance
same conditions as Auto Flash. This setting
can be used to reduce the red eye effect that
occurs in images of people shot with flash.
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Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
NOTE
Wide Angle : 0.1 m to 3.5 m (0.3' to 11.5')
Telephoto : 0.6 m to 1.9 m (2.0' to 6.2')
• When operation panel setting is turned off (page 52), you
can cycle through the flash modes by pressing [T]
(
).
• The flash range changes in accordance with optical zoom.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• When using flash, take care that
the flash window is not blocked
by your fingers or the camera
strap.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the second option
from the top in the operation panel (Flash).
3. Use [W] and [X] to
Flash
select the flash setting
you want and then
press [SET].
This causes an indicator
identifying the selected flash
mode to appear on the
monitor screen.
4. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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Red-eye reduction
■ Checking the Flash Mode
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause
red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is
caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of
the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash mode,
the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any
people in the image to close, which reduces the chance of red
eye.
The current flash mode is indicated on the monitor screen and
by the operation lamp when you half-press the shutter button.
Operation Lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging.
IMPORTANT!
• Note the following important points when using red-eye
reduction.
– Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in
the image are looking directly at the camera (flash).
Before pressing the shutter button, call out to the
subjects so they all look at the camera.
– Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects
are located far away from the camera.
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“
” indicates flash will fire.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until the
operating lamp stops flashing orange, which indicates that
charging is complete.
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■ Changing the Flash Intensity
■ Using Flash Assist
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
The subject in an image will look too dark if flash intensity is not
enough to reach a subject that is too far away. When this
happens, you can use flash assist to supplement the brightness
of the subject so it appears as if flash illumination was sufficient.
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Intensity”
and then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the flash intensity
setting you want and then press [SET].
You can set one of five levels, from –2 (weakest) to +2
(strongest).
IMPORTANT!
Flash assist not used
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far
away or too close.
Flash assist used
Flash assist is turned on as the initial factory default setting.
Use the following procedure to turn off flash assist when you do
not want to use it.
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■ Flash Precautions
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is
too far away or too close.
• Flash charging time depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.) With a fully charged
battery, it takes anywhere from a few seconds to 7 seconds.
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a
slow shutter speed, which can cause image blur due to hand
movement. Secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in
accordance with exposure. It does not fire in areas where
lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or
some other light source can cause abnormal image colors.
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Assist” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Off” and then press
[SET].
When you want to use flash assist, select “Auto” here.
IMPORTANT!
• Flash assist may not produce the desired result for some
types of subjects.
• Any of the following can result in the flash assist effect
being canceled out.
– Changing the flash intensity (page 74)
– Correcting brightness (EV shift) (page 125)
– Changing ISO sensitivity (page 129)
– Changing the contrast setting (page 134)
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Using the Self-Timer
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Self-timer” and then
With the self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer,
and the shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed
amount of time.
Self-Timer Type
10s
2s
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to
Description
10 sec
10-second self-timer
2 sec
2-second self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that
slow down the shutter speed, you can
use this setting to prevent blur due to
hand movement.
X3
x3
(Triple Self-timer)
This option shoots three images: one
image 10 seconds after the shutter button
is pressed, the next image one second
after the camera gets ready to shoot after
the first image, and the final image one
second after the camera gets ready to
shoot after the second image.
Off
Self-timer is disabled.
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select the self-timer
type and then press
[SET].
This causes an indicator
identifying the selected selftimer type to appear on the
monitor screen.
4. Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• You can use the Operation Panel (page 53) to change the
self-timer setting in the movie mode only.
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Using the Self-timer to Shoot an Image
• The image is not shot right
away after you press the
shutter button. Instead,
shooting starts after the
preset time elapses. The selftimer lamp flashes while the
countdown is being
performed.
• You can interrupt an ongoing
self-timer countdown by fully
pressing the shutter button
while the self-timer lamp is
flashing red.
B
NOTE
• The indicator “1sec” appears on the monitor screen
between Triple Self-timer shots. How long it takes for the
camera to get ready to shoot again after it shoots an image
depends on the image size and quality settings, whether or
not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
• No self-timer operation can be performed when recording
with the any of the following settings.
– Normal-speed continuous shutter mode or high-speed
continuous shutter mode
– Recording with certain BEST SHOT scenes (Short
Movie, Past Movie, Layout, Auto Framing, Voice
Recording)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used when performing the
following recording operations.
– Recording with Flash Continuous Shutter
– Recording with certain BEST SHOT scenes (Business
Cards and Documents, Whiteboard, etc., Old Photo, ID
Photo, Movie, For YouTube)
Self-timer Lamp
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Selecting the Continuous Shutter Mode
Using Continuous Shutter
Your camera has three continuous shutter modes.
Continuous
Shutter Mode
Description
Normal Speed
(Normal-speed
Continuous
Shutter)
Continually records images until memory
becomes full.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Continuous” and
then press [X].
High Speed
(High-speed
Continuous
Shutter)
Continually records images at a speed
that is faster than Normal-speed
Continuous Shutter, until memory
becomes full. Image size is fixed at 2M
(1600 × 1200 pixels).
Flash Cont.
(Flash Continuous
Shutter)
Use this mode to record up to three
consecutive images, firing the flash for
each one.
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the mode you want
and then press [SET].
This enables the continuous shutter mode you selected and
displays its icon on the monitor screen.
To turn off continuous shutter, select “Off”.
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Recording with Normal-speed
Continuous Shutter, High-speed
Continuous Shutter, and Flash
Continuous Shutter
Continuous Shutter Precautions
• Starting a continuous shutter operation causes the exposure
and focus settings to be fixed at the levels for the first image.
The same settings are applied to all subsequent images.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of
the following features.
– Face recognition
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (Layout, Auto Framing,
Business Cards and Documents, Whiteboard, etc., Old
Photo, ID Photo, Movie, Short Movie, Past Movie, For
YouTube, Voice Recording)
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still
until all recording is finished.
• A continuous shutter operation may stop part way through if
memory capacity runs low.
• The continuous shutter rate depends on the current image
size and image quality settings.
• You can select the flash mode you want with normal-speed
continuous shutter mode.
• With high-speed continuous shutter, the flash mode
automatically becomes “
” (flash off).
• With the flash continuous shutter mode, the flash mode
automatically becomes “
” (flash on).
1. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• With Normal-speed continuous shutter and High-speed
continuous shutter, images continue to be shot as long as
you keep the shutter button depressed. Releasing the
shutter button stops shooting.
• Flash continuous shutter can shoot up to three images.
Shooting stops if you release the shutter button before
three images are recorded.
IMPORTANT!
• The speed of normal speed continuous shutter and highspeed continuous shutter depend on the type of memory
card being used and the amount free space available in
memory. When shooting to built-in memory, continuous
shutter shooting is relatively slow.
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• Note that the resolution of images recorded with the highspeed continuous shutter mode or flash continuous shutter
mode is somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital
noise than images recorded with the normal-speed
continuous shutter mode.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for the high-speed
continuous shutter mode or flash continuous shutter mode,
regardless of the current ISO sensitivity setting.
• With the flash continuous shutter mode, the flash range is
narrower than normal.
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
You can add an audio recording to snapshots, if you want. Use
this feature to add a verbal explanation or a description of the
mood to a snapshot, or to capture the sounds of the people in
the snapshot.
• You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a single
snapshot.
■ Turning on Audio Snapshot
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Audio Snap” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “On” and then press
[SET].
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■ Recording Audio for a Snapshot
Playing Back Snapshot Audio
1. Press the shutter
Audio snapshots in the PLAY mode are indicated by the “
”
icon.
Press [SET] while an audio snapshot is displayed to play back
its audio.
• For information about the playback operation, see page 145.
button to shoot.
This monitor screen will
show the image you just
shot, along with the “
”
icon.
• If you do not want to
Remaining Recording Time
record audio at this time,
press [MENU]. This will
display the monitor screen
for shooting the next image.
IMPORTANT!
• Take care that you do not block
the camera’s microphone with
your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not
possible when the camera is too
far away from what you are
trying to record.
2. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
Microphone
3. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
• To turn off the audio snapshot feature, select “Off” in step
3 of the procedure under “Turning on Audio Snapshot”.
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Face Recognition
NOTE
• After transferring an audio snapshot to your computer’s
hard disk, you can play back the audio using QuickTime
(page 222).
• The following shows the formats used for storing audio
snapshot data.
– Image Data: JPEG (.JPG extension)
– Audio Data: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165 KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen by pressing [S]
(DISP) while audio recording is in progress.
• Audio snapshot capabilities are disabled while shooting
with the Triple Self-timer or with a continuous shutter mode.
You can, however, add audio to such a snapshot after you
record it (page 176).
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The face recognition feature gives priority to the human faces in
an image for focus and brightness settings. The following
describes to two available face recognition modes.
Face
Recognition
Mode
Description
Detects human faces and adjusts focus and
brightness accordingly.
• When multiple faces are detected, image is
Normal mode
given to any relatively large face located in
the center of the image.
Family First
mode
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Detects human faces. When multiple faces are
detected, this mode gives setting priority to the
faces of family members whose faces have
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6. When you are ready to shoot, press the
Performing a face recognition recording
operation (Normal Mode)
shutter button the rest of the way.
The camera will adjust its settings so the framed faces are
of proper brightness.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to
NOTE
select the third option
from the top in the
operation panel (Face
Recognition).
• Half pressing the shutter button to perform face recognition
while “
(Tracking)” (page 119) is selected for the AF
area will cause the focus frame to follow the movement of
the face.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Face Detection:
Normal” and then press [SET].
4. Point the camera at the
subjects.
The camera will detect the
faces of any people in the
image. The detected faces all
will be bounded by frames
after detection is complete.
5. Half-press the shutter button.
The focus frame of the face that is focused becomes green.
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5. When the message “Face recognition
Using the Family First Mode to Give
Priority to Particular Faces
successful!” appears, use [S] and [T] to
select “Save” and then press [SET].
■ Using Record Family to Pre-record Face
Data
This will record the face data and return to the recording
screen.
• To re-record the face data, select “Cancel”.
To use the Family First mode, you need to pre-record facial data
for the friends and family members to which you want to give
priority.
NOTE
• You can have up to six sets of face data recorded in the
camera.
• Face data is stored in the camera’s built-in memory, in a
folder named “FAMILY” (page 238). Any manipulation of
the data in the “FAMILY” folder can cause the camera to
stop operating properly. Never delete or edit any data in the
“FAMILY” folder.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
the top in the operation panel (Face
Recognition).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Record Family”
and then press [SET].
4. Point the straight at
the person whose face
you want to record,
adjust as required to
the face fits within the
frame on the monitor
screen, and then press
the shutter button.
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■ Using Edit Family to Assign a Priority Level
to Recorded Face Data
6. Use [W] and [X] to select the priority level you
want and then press [SET].
• You can select any one of four levels, from “
(Lowest) to “
” (Highest). Selecting “
(Disabled) will disable face recognition.
After recording face data, you can assign a name and a priority
level that controls how the data is applied when shooting a
snapshot.
”
”
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
Deleting recorded face data
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
Perform the following steps when you want to delete recorded
face data.
the top in the operation panel (Face
Recognition).
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
3. Use [W] and [X] to
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
select “
Edit
Family” and then press
[SET].
the top in the operation panel (Face
Recognition).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
This display the face data
editing screen.
Edit Family”
and then press [SET].
4. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the face
4. Press [MENU].
data you want to edit, and then press [SET].
5. Use [W] and [X] to select a name, and then
press [T].
• You can select any one of 12 preset names to face data.
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■ Shooting a Snapshot using Recorded and
Edited Face Data
5. Use the procedures under “Deleting a Specific
File” (page 187) and “Deleting All Files” (page
188) to delete the face data you want.
After you record and edit face data, you can use it to shoot
photographs. The camera will record images in accordance with
the priority levels you configured for each set of face data.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU].
NOTE
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 200)
deletes all the recorded face data.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
the top in the operation panel (Face
Recognition).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Face
Recognition: Family First” and then press
[SET].
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4. Point the camera at the
NOTE
subjects.
• The “
(Tracking)” is selected for the AF area whenever
“Family First” is selected as the face recognition mode
(page 119).
The camera will detect the
faces of the people whose
face data has been saved in
camera memory. The
detected faces all will be
bounded by frames after detection is complete.
• The frames will be colored according to the priority level
of the face: White (lowest), yellow, or green (highest). A
green frame indicates the highest priority face when the
image is recorded.
Selecting the Face Detection Method (Priority)
Use the following procedure to specify whether you want to give
priority to faster speed or a higher number of faces during face
detection.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
5. Half-press the shutter button.
the top in the operation panel (Face
Recognition).
This will focus on the face with the highest priority (the one
with the green frame) and adjust its brightness. When
focusing is complete, a green focus frame will appears at
the faces that were indicated by green frames in step 4
above.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Priority” and
then press [SET].
6. When you are ready to shoot, press the
shutter button the rest of the way.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
Face Recognition Precautions
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Minimize face detection time. Up to five
faces can be detected.
Speed
Allow detection of a maximum of five to
ten faces.
Quantity
• The maximum number of faces that can be detected at one
time is five when “Speed” is selected for the “Priority” setting,
and ten when “Quantity” is selected.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– A face that is partially obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat,
etc
– A face that is shaded from the light
– A profile of a face that is not shot straight on
– A face that is tilted left or right
– A face that is very far away or very small
– A face that is very close or very large
– A face in an area that is very dark
• Face detection is not supported for animals or other nonhuman subjects.
• Even if you have the face of a family member recorded, the
person’s facial expression, shooting conditions, or other
factors can make proper recognition (highest priority
assignment) impossible.
• Face recognition can be improved by recording multiple
versions of the same person’s face indoors and outdoors, with
different expressions, and at different angles.
NOTE
• Selecting “Quantity” while using the Normal mode will
make it possible to detected smaller faces at a greater
distance than when “Speed” is selected.
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• Face recognition in the Family First mode may be slower than
in the Normal mode because the camera needs time to
determine whether the faces in the image are the same as the
recorded faces. Also, compared with the Normal mode, the
Family First mode will not be able to recognize faces that are
far away and small.
• If the camera is unable to find a face when you press the
shutter button, it will focus on the center of the screen.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the
focus mode when shooting with face recognition. Use of no
other focus mode is supported.
• When shooting with the camera held sideways (for a portrait
orientation shot), face recognition may take more time when
shooting with the camera held normally (landscape
orientation).
• Face recognition cannot be used in combination with any of
the following features.
– Images recorded with certain BEST SHOT scenes
(Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Old
Photo, ID Photo, Movie, Short Movie, Past Movie, For
YouTube, Layout, Auto Framing, Voice Recording)
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with face
recognition.
– Multi AF
– Continuous Shutter
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Movie Image Quality
Before shooting a movie, you should specify a movie image
quality setting. Movie image quality is a standard that
determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity of a movie during
playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HQ) setting will result
in better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time
you can shoot.
• Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording.
Image Quality
(pixels)
Approximate
Data Rate
Approximate
Data Rate
Frame Rate
LP
545 Kilobits/
second
15 frames/
second
320 × 240
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “
Quality” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the quality setting
Frame Rate
you want and then press [SET].
5.8 Megabits/
640 × 480
second
30 frames/
second
UHQ Wide 848 × 480
7.0 Megabits/
second
30 frames/
second
HQ
640 × 480
2.8 Megabits/
second
30 frames/
second
HQ Wide
848 × 480
3.4 Megabits/
second
30 frames/
second
Normal
640 × 480
1.4 Megabits/
second
30 frames/
second
UHQ
Image Quality
(pixels)
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• The “
” indicator is on the monitor screen while “UHQ
Wide” or “HQ Wide” is selected for the quality setting.
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Movie File Formats
Shooting a Movie
Movies are recorded using H.264/AVC MOV format.
Movies you shoot with your camera can be played back on a
computer using QuickTime 7.
Audio is also recorded while you shoot a movie. Audio is
monaural.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
Movie Size
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “
The following shows the approximate movie file size for a oneminute movie.
Image Quality
Approximate Size
UHQ
43.3 MB
UHQ Wide
52.3 MB
HQ
20.8 MB
HQ Wide
25.3 MB
Normal
10.4 MB
LP
4.1 MB
”
(Movie) scene and then press [SET].
This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
3. Press the shutter
Remaining Recording Time
button to start
shooting the movie.
• “
” is displayed while
movie recording is in
progress.
Recording Time
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4. Press the shutter button again to stop
Movie Recording Precautions
shooting.
• You cannot use flash while shooting a movie.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points
when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone
Microphone
is not blocked by your fingers,
etc.
– Good results are not possible
when the camera is too far
away from what you are trying
to record.
– Operating camera buttons while
shooting can cause button
noise to be picked up in the audio.
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate
malfunction. The band will be recorded in the case of a movie.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped. “
” and
“
” flash on the monitor screen during recording to let you
know when a frame has been dropped. Use of a memory card
with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second
is recommended.
Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording. Movie
recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes
full before you stop movie recording by pressing the shutter
button.
Anti Shake Movie Recording
Turning on Anti Shake for movie recording causes the view
angle to become smaller. Anti Shake reduces the effects of hand
movement only. It does not limit the effects of subject movement
(page 102).
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• Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital zoom
only is available while shooting a movie. If you want to use a
particular optical zoom setting, make sure you select it before
you press the shutter button to start movie recording (page
69).
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more
pronounced when you shoot close up or a large zoom factor.
Because of this, use of a tripod is recommended under these
conditions.
• When the subject is outside the camera’s focus range,
focusing is not possible and the image will be out of focus.
Using Short Movie
Short Movie shoots a movie that starts four seconds before the
shutter button is pressed and ends four seconds after it is
pressed.
• Since four seconds of action before the shutter button is
pressed are recorded, Short Movie is a good way to make
sure you don’t miss the action of kids or other active subjects.
• You can also use MOTION PRINT (page 174) to extract still
images of Short Movie scenes.
Shutter button pressed.
Short Movie
Recording Start
Four seconds
B
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1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
IMPORTANT!
• Movie data is continually recorded and stored in a buffer
before you press the shutter button. Keep the camera
pointed at the subject. Then at the right moment, press the
shutter button. When you press the shutter button, the
remaining recording time of part two of the Short Movie
counts down on the monitor screen.
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Short
Movie” scene and then press [SET].
This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
Pressing the shutter button at this point will shoot a Short
Movie with a 4-second first part and a 4-second second
part.
3. With the camera pointed at the subject, press
the shutter button.
This will shoot a Short Movie that for about four seconds,
and then stop shooting automatically. The total length of the
Short Movie will be eight seconds (four seconds before the
shutter button was pressed plus four seconds after it was
pressed). To stop movie recording, press the shutter button
again.
B
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1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
Using Past Movie
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Past
Past Movie is similar to a normal movie, except that it captures
about five seconds of whatever happened in front of the lens
before the shutter button was pressed to start shooting. Past
Movie is a great way to make sure that you never just miss that
special moment because you press the shutter button too late.
Shutter button pressed.
Movie” scene and then press [SET].
This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen, which
indicates that Past Movie is enabled.
3. With the camera pointed at the subject, press
Shutter button pressed.
the shutter button.
Movie
4. Press the shutter button again to stop
shooting.
Recording Start
Recording End
Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory
becomes full before you press the shutter button.
Past Part Approximately 5 seconds
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IMPORTANT!
• When Past Movie is selected, the camera continually
updates an internal buffer that holds about five seconds of
movie images of what has happened in front of the
camera’s lens. When you press the shutter button, your
movie will start with the buffer’s current contents and
continue from there. Be sure to keep the camera still and
pointed in the direction of the subject for some time before
you press the shutter button to start shooting.
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USING BEST SHOT
■ Selecting a Sample Scene
With BEST SHOT, you simply select the sample scene that is
like the one you are trying to shoot, and the camera sets up
automatically. Even difficult backlight scenes (which result in the
main subject being too dark if set up improperly) come out
looking great!
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
This enters the BEST SHOT mode and displays a screen
showing thumbnails of 15 sample scenes.
• The initial default selection is “
” (Auto).
■ Some Sample Scenes
• Portrait
• Scenery
• Night Scene
• Night Scene Portrait
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Boundary
(Currently Selected Sample Scene)
Scene Name
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2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
3. Press [SET] to apply the settings of the
boundary to select the scene you want to
select.
selected scene and return to the recording
screen.
• Pressing [S] or [T] while the boundary is at the edge of
the screen will scroll to the next screen of BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Pressing the zoom button will display text that explains
the settings configured by the selected scene (page 100).
Press the zoom button again to return to the scene
selection screen.
• To return to “Auto”, select Scene 1, which is “
” (Auto).
Pressing [MENU] while the scene selection screen or
scene description text is on the monitor screen will cause
the boundary to jump directly to “
” (Auto).
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect
until you select a different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the
above procedure from step 1.
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4. Press the shutter button.
• While the “
” (Movie) scene is selected, pressing the
shutter button starts and stops movie recording.
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• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce
the results you expected due to shooting conditions and
other factors.
• You can change the camera settings that are made when
you select a BEST SHOT scene. Note, however, that the
BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults when you
select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera. If
you think you will later need to use a particular camera
setup you configured, save it as a BEST SHOT user setup
(page 101).
IMPORTANT!
• Night Scene, Fireworks scenes use slow shutter speeds.
Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital
noise in the image, the camera automatically performs a
digital noise reduction process on slow shutter images.
Because of this, such images take longer to store after you
press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation
while an image is being stored. Also, it is a good idea to
use a tripod to avoid image blur due to camera movement
when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
• Your camera includes a sample scene that optimizes
settings for auction site images. Depending on your
camera model, the sample scene is named either “For
eBay” or “Auction”. Images you record using the auction
site sample scene are stored in a special folder so you can
easily find them on your computer (page 239).
• The BEST SHOT “For YouTube” scene sets up the camera
for recording movies that are optimized for uploading to
YouTube. Movies recorded with the “For YouTube” scene
are stored in a special folder to make them easy to locate
for uploading (page 239). Note that the image quality of
movies recorded with the “For YouTube” scene is always
“Normal”. Maximum recording time is 10 minutes.
• BEST SHOT scenes were not shot using this camera.
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Displaying Detailed Information about a BEST
SHOT Scene
NOTE
• If you select a scene by pressing [SET] while the
description screen is displayed, the same description
scene will appear the next time you press [BS] to view
BEST SHOT sample scenes.
To display detailed information
about a BEST SHOT scene,
select it with the boundary on the
scene selection screen and then
press the zoom button.
The following are the different operations you can perform
while the scene description screen is on the display.
• To return to the scene selection screen, press the zoom
button again.
• To scroll through available BEST SHOT scenes, use [W] and
[X].
• To select the currently displayed scene and configure the
camera with its settings, press [SET].
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■ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Scenes
IMPORTANT!
You can use the procedure below to save the setups of
snapshots that you shot as BEST SHOT scenes. After that, you
can recall a setup whenever you want to use it.
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 200)
deletes all the user BEST SHOT scene files.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
NOTE
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST
SHOT scene by displaying the camera’s setting menus and
looking at its settings.
• User scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: U1,
U2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are included in a user
scenes:
Face Recognition, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash,
ISO, Metering, Flash Intensity, Flash Assist, Color Filter,
Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• You can store up to 999 BEST SHOT user scenes.
• User snapshot scenes are stored in camera built-in
memory in the folder named “SCENE” (page 238).
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “BEST
SHOT” (Register User Scene) and then press
[SET].
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot whose
setup you want to register.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save” and then
press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall
User Scene”, along with a scene number.
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Deleting a BEST SHOT User Scene
Reducing the Effects of Hand and
Subject Movement
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a BEST
SHOT user scene.
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce
image blur due to subject movement or hand movement when
shooting a moving subject using telephoto, when shooting a
fast-moving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting
conditions.
You can turn on Anti Shake using BEST SHOT or by performing
a Panel operation.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
2. Press the zoom button to display its
explanation screen.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the BEST SHOT user
scene you want to delete.
4. Press [T] (
■ Turning on Anti Shake Using BEST SHOT
).
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Anti
This will delete the BEST SHOT user scene you selected
and display the next screen (either the next user scene or
the Register User Scene).
Shake” scene and then press [SET].
Anti Shake will remain selected until you select a different
BEST SHOT scene.
6. Use [W] and [X] to select another scene and
then press [SET].
• This returns to the recording state.
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■ Turning on Anti Shake Using the Panel
(Operation Panel)
IMPORTANT!
• Anti Shake will not work unless the ISO setting (page 129)
is set to “Auto”.
• Though “
” (Anti Shake) is displayed on the monitor
screen following an automatic flash operation using the
“Auto Flash” or “Red Eye Reduction” setting, or while the
flash setting is “Flash On” or “Soft Flash”, Anti Shake is
disabled.
• Shooting with Anti Shake can cause an image to appear
somewhat coarser than normal and can cause slight
deterioration of image resolution.
• Anti Shake may not be able to eliminate the effects of hand
or subject movement when movement is severe.
• You can also use Anti Shake to reduce the effects of hand
movement only while recording a movie. The effects of
subject movement are not limited (page 92).
• Anti Shake may not work with a very low shutter speed. If
this happens, use a tripod to stabilize the camera.
• The camera sometimes performs an automatic noise
reduction operation to reduce digital noise in images
recorded under certain lighting conditions. This operation
causes the camera to take longer than normal to store the
image and be ready for the next shot.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the fourth option
from the top in the operation panel (Anti
Shake).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “Auto” and then
press [SET].
• This turns on Anti Shake and displays “
” on the
monitor screen.
• In this case, Anti Shake will remain on until you turn it off
on the Panel.
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Taking Bright Images without Flash
IMPORTANT!
• High Sensitivity is disabled following an automatic flash
operation using the “Auto Flash” or “Red Eye Reduction”
setting, or while the flash setting is “Flash On” or “Soft
Flash”.
• Shooting with High Sensitivity can cause an image to
appear somewhat coarser than normal and can cause
slight deterioration of image resolution.
• The desirable level of image brightness may not be
possible under very dark conditions.
• When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to
protect against the effects of hand movement.
• The camera sometimes performs an automatic noise
reduction operation to reduce digital noise in images
recorded under certain lighting conditions. This operation
causes the camera to take longer than normal to store the
image and be ready for the next shot.
The BEST SHOT “High Sensitivity” scene makes it possible for
you to take natural looking images without using the flash, even
when lighting is low
Normal Snapshot (With flash) Snapshot with High Sensitivity
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “High
Sensitivity” scene and then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
High Sensitivity will remain selected until you select a
different BEST SHOT scene.
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BEST SHOT has two Business Shot scenes from which to
choose.
Shooting Images of Business Cards
and Documents (Business Shot)
• Business cards and
documents
Shooting a business card, document, whiteboard, or similarly
shaped object from an angle can cause the subject to appear
misshaped in the resulting image. The BEST SHOT Business
Shot scenes correct the shape of rectangular objects so they
appear natural.
• White board, etc.
■ Selecting a Business Shot Scene
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
Before Keystone Correction
After Keystone Correction
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the
“Business cards and documents” or the
“White board, etc.” scene and then press
[SET].
Whichever you select will remain in effect until you select a
different BEST SHOT scene.
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■ Shooting an Image Using a Business Shot
Scene
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the candidate you
1. After selecting either
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Correct” and then
want to use for correction.
of the BEST SHOT
Business Shot scenes,
compose the image
and press the shutter
button to shoot.
press [SET].
This will correct the image and store the resulting
(corrected) image.
• To cancel the correction operation, select “Cancel”.
This displays a screen that shows all of the rectangular
shapes in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone
correction.
A red boundary will surround the currently selected
correction candidate. If there is a black boundary, it means
that the black boundary is indicating a second possible
candidate. If there is no second candidate (black boundary),
jump directly to step 3.
• If the camera is unable to detect any keystone correction
candidate at all, the message “Cannot correct image!” will
appear on the monitor screen momentarily and then the
camera will save the image as-is (uncorrected).
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Shooting ID Photographs
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure the entire object you are trying to shoot (correct)
is enclosed within the monitor screen. The camera will not
be able to detect the shape of the object correctly unless it
is enclosed entirely within the monitor screen.
• Correction will not be possible if the subject is the same
color as its background. Make sure the object is against a
background that allows its outline to stand out.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with a Business
Shot scene. However, you can use optical zoom.
• The maximum Business Shot image size is 2M (1600 ×
1200 pixels), even if the camera is configured for a larger
image size. When the camera is configured to record
images smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels), Business
Shot scenes will produce images in accordance with the
currently specified image size.
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You can use this procedure to shoot a portrait and then print it
out in a variety of different standard ID photo sizes.
The following are the ID photo sizes that are included on the
printout.
30 × 24mm, 40 × 30mm, 45 × 35mm, 50 × 40mm, 55 × 45mm
■ Selecting the ID Photo Scene
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “ID
Photo” scene and then press [SET].
ID Photo will remain selected until you select a different
BEST SHOT scene.
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■ Shooting an Image Using the ID Photo Scene
2. Align the guidelines that appear on the
monitor screen with the subject in the
recorded image.
1. On the monitor screen,
compose the image by
positioning the subject
within the on-screen
frame and then press
the shutter button to
shoot an initial
temporary image.
Head Line
Oval Boundary
Chin Line
Align the subject so the head fills the oval boundary. Also
make sure that the subject’s head is within the head line and
the chin line.
• The initial temporary image is not saved in memory. The
final image is saved in memory when you perform step 3,
below.
To do this:
Perform this operation:
Move the subject up,
down, left, and right
Use [S], [T], [W], [X].
Enlarge the subject
Press the zoom button [
].
Reduce the size of the
subject
Press the zoom button [
].
3. When everything is the way you want, press
[SET].
This saves the image in memory.
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Restoring an Old Photograph
IMPORTANT!
• The size of the ID photo image for this operation is fixed
automatically at 7M (3072 × 2304 pixels).
With Old Photo, you can record the image of an old, faded
photograph and then use the camera’s built-in advanced digital
camera technology to restore it.
■ Printing an ID Photo
■ Before Recording with Old Photo
Printing an ID photo image will print the same image in various
sizes on a single sheet of paper. Then you can cut out the
image(s) you want to use.
• Make sure the entire photograph you are trying to record is
enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the photograph is against a background that
allows its outline to stand out, and that it fills the monitor
screen to the maximum extent possible.
• Make sure that light is not reflecting off the surface of the
original photograph when recording it.
• If the old photograph is portrait orientation, be sure to
compose the image with the camera in landscape (horizontal)
orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• The ID photo sizes provided here are not exact. Actual
sizes may be slightly larger.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to print on 4" × 6" size
paper. Images may not print at the proper sizes if another
size of paper is used.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to set up your printer for
“borderless print”. For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with your printer.
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■ Recording an Image with Old Photo
NOTE
• When the camera is at an angle to the photograph you are
recording, the shape of the photograph may appear
distorted in the recorded image. Auto keystone correction
corrects for this distortion, which means that a photograph
appears normal even if you record it at an angle.
1. Press the shutter
button to shoot the
image.
• This displays a photograph
contour confirmation
screen and then saves the
original recorded image.
An error message will appear (page 257), without
displaying the photograph contour confirmation screen, if
the camera is unable to find the contour of the
photograph.
■ Selecting the Old Photo Scene
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Old
Photo” scene and then press [SET].
“Old Photo” will remain selected until you select a different
BEST SHOT scene.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the candidate you
want to correct.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Trim” and then
press [SET].
This displays a cropping boundary on the monitor screen.
• To cancel the correction operation, select “Cancel”.
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4. Use the zoom button to
IMPORTANT!
change the cropping
boundary to the
desired size.
• Digital zoom is disabled while recording with Old Photo.
However, you can use optical zoom.
• When recording the image of a photograph, the camera will
not be able to recognize the shape of the photograph in the
following cases.
– When part of the photograph extends outside of the
monitor screen
– When the subject is the same color as the background it
is placed upon
• The maximum Old Photo image size is 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels). When the camera is configured to record images
smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels), Old Photo will
produce images in accordance with the currently specified
image size.
• Under certain conditions, restored colors may not produce
the desired results.
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
selection boundary to the desired location and
then press [SET].
The camera will correct color automatically and save the
corrected image.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image,
select and area that is smaller than the original image.
• To cancel the restoration operation at any point and save
the image as-is, press [MENU].
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1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
Recording Snapshots into a Multiimage Layout (Layout Shots)
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “Layout”,
and then press [SET].
You can create a multi-snapshot image by recording snapshots
into the frames that are arranged in a preset pattern. This lets
you create album-like arrangements of related images in a
single image. BEST SHOT scenes are available with three
frames and two frames.
• Layout (Two Images)
3. Use [W] and [X] to select a background color.
4. Press the shutter
button to record the
first image.
• Layout (Three Images)
The camera will record the
first snapshot and then get
ready for the next one.
Frame
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5. Press the shutter button again to record the
IMPORTANT!
next snapshot.
• Only the final multi-snapshot image is saved in camera
memory. The individual snapshots are not saved.
• The size of the multi-snapshot image for this operation is
fixed automatically at 7M (3072 × 2304 pixels).
• While Layout Shot is being used, the setup of the camera is
changed automatically as shown below.
– ISO Sensitivity: Auto (fixed)
– AF Area: Spot (fixed)
• The following functions are disabled during Layout Shot.
– Digital Zoom
– Self-timer
– Continuous Shutter
– Face Recognition
• If you are shooting into a three-frame layout, press the
shutter button a third time to record the third image.
• Pressing [SET] during steps 4 or 5 of the above
procedure will toggle between the layout screen (the one
with the frames on it) and a screen that uses the entire
display area to compose the image you are shooting.
• To clear the currently recorded Layout images and restart
an ongoing Layout operation, press [MENU]. Next,
continue from step 4 above.
• You cannot save a multi-snapshot image unless there are
snapshots recorded in each of the available frames.
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4. Press the shutter button all the way to record
Auto Tracking a Moving Subject (Auto
Framing)
the image.
• This will record the area enclosed within the cropping
boundary.
With auto tracking, a boundary area follows a moving subject,
making it easy to snap an image with the subject in the center.
IMPORTANT!
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
• Only the part of the image within the cropping boundary will
be recorded.
• The image size for this operation is fixed automatically at
3M (2048 × 1536 pixels).
• The following functions are disabled during Auto Framing.
– Timestamp
– Self-timer
– Continuous Shutter
– Face Recognition
• Auto Framing may not be able to follow a fast-moving
subject. If this happens, release the shutter button, re-align
the focus frame with the subject, and then half-press the
shutter again.
• When shooting with “Auto Framing”, the image size is fixed
at 3M (2048 × 1536 pixels) and the Undeteriorated Image
Quality Range is 3X (page 70).
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “Auto
Framing”, and then press [SET].
3. Align the focus frame
Focus frame
with the subject you
want to focus on and
then half-press the
shutter button.
• The focus frame and the
cropping boundary will
follow the subject as it
Cropping boundary
moves.
• Focusing of the subject
continues to be performed
while you keep the shutter button half pressed.
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Changing the Focus Mode
Your camera provides you with the five focus modes described below. The initial factory default focus mode is Auto Focus.
Focus Mode Description
Focus Range*
Auto
Focus
Automatic focus when the shutter button is half-pressed.
Auto adjustment
During movie recording, the Auto Focus mode is disabled. (Approximately 40 cm to
(1.3' to
))
• Minimum distance position varies with optical zoom.
Macro
(Close-up)
Used for close-up shooting. Macro Focus becomes fixed
focus while shooting a movie.
Pan
Focus
Fixed focus for relatively wide-range focusing. Use Pan
Fixed distance
Focus (PF) under conditions where Auto Focus is difficult. • Focus range varies with optical zoom position.
Infinity
Manual
Focus
Auto adjustment
(10 cm to 50 cm (3.9" to 19.7"))
• Minimum distance position varies with optical zoom.
Focus is fixed at infinity. Use this mode when shooting
scenery and other faraway images.
Infinity
Focus is performed manually.
• Focus range varies with optical zoom factor.
Optical Zoom Factor
Range
1X
10 cm to
(0.3' to
)
3X
60 cm to
(2.0' to
)
* “Focus Range” indicates distance from the lens surface.
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Perform the following steps to change the focus mode.
Using Auto Focus
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus and then halfpress the shutter button.
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Focus” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to
This camera will perform the focus operation.
You can tell if the image is in focus by checking the
operation lamp and the focus frame color.
Focus mode Icon
select the focus mode
setting you want and
then press [SET].
Operation Lamp
An icon appears on the
monitor screen to indicate
the current focus mode.
• See the following pages
of this section for details
about shooting with each
focus mode.
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Status
Operation Lamp
Focus Frame
Focusing
Complete
Lit Green
Green
Not Focused
Flashing Green
Red
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2. When the image is focused, press the shutter
Using Macro Focus
button the rest of the way to shoot.
1. Half-press the shutter button to focus the
IMPORTANT!
image.
• During movie recording, the Auto Focus mode is disabled.
The focus operation is the same as that for Auto Focus.
2. When the image is focused, press the shutter
NOTE
button the rest of the way to shoot.
• When proper focusing is not possible because the subject
is closer than the Auto Focus range, the camera will switch
to the Macro Focus range automatically (Auto Macro).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while
shooting with Auto Focus, a value will appear on the
monitor screen as shown below to tell you the focus range.
Example:
cm –
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range value.
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IMPORTANT!
• Use of the flash along with Macro Focus can cause the light
of the flash to become blocked, which can produce
unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Macro Focus becomes fixed focus while shooting a movie.
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NOTE
• When Macro Focus cannot focus properly because the
subject is too far away, the camera will switch to the Auto
Focus range automatically (Auto Macro).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while
shooting with Macro Focus, values will appear on the
monitor screen as shown below to tell you the focus range.
Example:
cm –
cm
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range values.
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Auto Focus and Macro Focus Shooting Tips
Select this
setting:
To do this:
Changing the Auto Focus Area
Use the following procedure to change the metering area used
for Auto Focus (AF).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Half-pressing the shutter button focuses
the subject and also starts a focus
tracking operation that keeps the focus
frame on the subject as it moves.
Tracking
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you
want and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Use a small area in the center of the
screen for metering
• This setting is best when you want to
use focus lock (page 121).
Spot
When the shutter button is half-pressed,
have the camera automatically select one
or more of nine possible focus frames
• If the camera is able to focus on
multiple points, all applicable focus
frames turn green.
Multi
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NOTE
• When you select “
Multi” as the focus area, nine focus
frames appear on the monitor screen. The camera will
automatically determine the optimum focus frame(s),
which will change to green on the monitor screen.
Spot /
Tracking
Focus Frame
Multi
Focus Frame
• “
Multi” cannot be used in the Face Recognition
Normal mode or the Family First mode (page 82).
• If you select “
Tracking” while using continuous
shutter or self-timer, subject will be tracked until image
recording starts.
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2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
button half-pressed,
re-compose the
image as you like.
“Focus lock” is the name of a technique you can use when you
want to shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is
not within the focus frame in the center of the screen.
• Use focus lock with “
Spot” or “
Tracking” focus.
1. Align the monitor
• When “
Tracking” is
selected as the Auto
Focus area, the focus
frame will move
automatically and follow the subject.
Subject to be focused on
screen’s focus frame
with the subject you
want to focus on and
then half-press the
shutter button.
3. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button the rest of the way to shoot.
NOTE
• Focus lock also causes exposure (AE) to be locked.
Focus Frame
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4. Press the shutter button all the way down
Quick Shutter
without pausing.
If you press the shutter button all the way without waiting for
Auto Focus while Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera will
record the image using a high-speed focus operation that is
much faster than normal Auto Focus. This helps to avoid
missing a special moment while you wait for the camera to
Auto Focus.
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is
used.
Pressing the shutter button all the way without pausing at
the halfway type will record with Quick Shutter, without
performing the normal Auto Focus operation.
IMPORTANT!
• Quick Shutter will not work when you are using a very
high zoom factor. In this case, you should use Auto Focus
instead.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Quick Shutter” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you
want and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on Quick Shutter
On
Turn off Quick Shutter
Off
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Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus)
Using Manual Focus
Pan Focus (PF) fixes focus for a relatively wide focus range,
which means you can shoot without waiting for the Auto Focus
operation to finish.
With Manual Focus, the camera
automatically enlarges the
subject on the monitor screen,
which helps you manually adjust
focus. Manual focus can be used
for shoot such images as moving
trains. Before the train arrives,
manually focus on an electric
pole or some other object. Then
when the train passes the object
you focused on, you can shoot
without worrying about focus.
1. When you are ready to shoot, press the
shutter button all the way, without pausing.
Using Infinity Focus
As its name suggests, Infinity Focus fixes focus at infinity (
).
Use this mode when shooting scenery and other faraway
subjects. Infinity Focus also comes in handy when shooting from
a car or train window, or when shooting scenery or other
subjects that are difficult to focus properly with Auto Focus.
1. While Manual focus is selected as the focus
mode, compose the image on the monitor
screen so the subject you want to focus on is
within the yellow boundary.
1. While Infinity Focus is selected as the focus
mode, press the shutter button to shoot.
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2. Use [W] and [X] to focus the image, as you
NOTE
view the results on the monitor screen.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation (page
68) while shooting with manual focus, a value will appear
on the monitor screen as shown below to tell you the
focusing range.
Example: MF
cm –
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range values.
At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge
and fill the monitor screen, which aids in focusing.
For this:
Press this button:
Closer focus
[W]
More distant focus
[X]
IMPORTANT!
• The monitor screen will return to step 1 if you do not
perform any operation for about two seconds.
• While Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode, the [W]
and [X] keys are used to adjust the focus setting. Any other
functions assigned to the [W] and [X] keys with Key
Customize (page 138) are not performed when you press
the keys during manual focus.
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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3. Use [W] and [X] to adjust the exposure
Correcting Image Brightness (EV
Shift)
compensation value.
[X]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best used
for light-colored subjects and backlit subjects.
* Increasing the EV value also works well with the
BEST SHOT “Backlight” scene.
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value)
before shooting it. This feature helps to achieve better results
when shooting a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
Exposure Compensation Value: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Unit: 1/3EV
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to
[W]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best for
dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on a
clear day.
select the third option
from the bottom in the
operation panel (EV
Shift) .
EV Shift Value
To cancel exposure compensation, adjust the value until it
becomes 0.0.
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4. After the EV value is the way you want, press
Controlling White Balance
[SET] to apply it.
Shooting on a cloudy day can give your subject a blue cast,
while shooting under white fluorescent lighting can give your
subject a green cast. White balance corrects for different types
of lighting so the colors in your images always look natural.
The exposure compensation value you set remains in effect
until you change it.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions,
you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even
after performing exposure compensation.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the fourth option
from the bottom in the operation panel (White
Balance).
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation while using multi-pattern
metering will cause the metering mode to switch
automatically to center weighted metering. The metering
mode will return to multi-pattern metering when you change
the exposure compensation value to 0.0 (page 130).
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control EV shift (page 138).
This comes in handy when adjusting exposure
compensation while viewing the on-screen histogram
(page 136).
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3. Use [W] and [X] to select the white balance
setting you want and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Let the camera adjust white balance
automatically
Select this
setting:
Daylight
Shoot outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in
the shade, etc.
Overcast
Shoot in the shadow of a building, in the
shade of trees, etc. on a clear day
Shade
Suppress color cast when shooting under
white or day white fluorescent lighting
N Day White
Fluorescent
Suppress color cast when shooting under
daylight fluorescent lighting
D Daylight
Fluorescent
Manually adjust white balance to suit a
particular light source
• For details, see “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually” (page 128).
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the
camera automatically determines the white point of the
subject. Certain subject colors and light source conditions
can cause problems when the camera tries to determine
the white point, which makes proper white balance
adjustment impossible. If this happens, select the white
balance setting that matches you shooting conditions
(Daylight, Overcast, etc.)
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the white balance
setting (page 138).
• To select “Auto” with the control key (when the control key
is configured to select the auto white balance setting),
scroll through the settings until “ AWB ” appears on the
monitor screen.
AWB Auto WB
Shoot outdoors on a clear day
Suppress the appearance of light bulb
lighting
NOTE
Tungsten
MWB Manual WB
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■ Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
4. Under the lighting conditions you plan to use
when shooting, point the camera at a blank
white piece of paper so it fills the entire
monitor screen and then press the shutter
button.
Under complex lighting conditions, the preset white balance
settings may not be able to produce natural looking colors.
When this happens, you can configure the white balance setting
manually for particular lighting conditions. Note that you will
need to have a plain white sheet of paper on hand when
performing the following procedure.
White sheet of paper
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the fourth option
from the bottom in the operation panel (White
Balance).
The camera will adjust white balance settings for the current
conditions, and display “Complete” when it is finished.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “ MWB Manual WB”.
This will display the subject that the lens is aimed at on the
monitor screen using the current manual white balance
settings. If you want to use the current settings, jump
directly to step 5.
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5. Press [SET] to register the white balance
settings and return to the shooting screen.
• The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off
the camera.
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3. Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
and then press [SET].
ISO sensitivity is a value that expresses sensitivity to light. A
larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is better for
shooting when available lighting is dim. If you want to use faster
shutter speeds, you should use a higher ISO sensitivity value.
Under certain conditions, a fast shutter speed in combination
with a high ISO sensitivity setting can cause digital noise, which
makes an image appear rough. For clean, good-quality images,
use the lowest possible ISO sensitivity setting.
To shoot with this level of
sensitivity:
Select this
setting:
Automatically selected by camera.
Auto
Low
ISO 50
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
High
ISO 800
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the fifth option from
the top in the operation panel (ISO Sensitivity).
IMPORTANT!
• Using flash with high ISO sensitivity can cause problems
with subjects that close to the camera.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for movies, regardless
of the current ISO sensitivity setting.
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the ISO sensitivity
setting (page 138).
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Center Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the
center of the focus area to measure light. Use
this metering method when you want to exert
some control over exposure, without leaving
settings totally up to the camera.
Specifying the Metering Mode
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is
metered for exposure.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Metering” and
Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small
area. Use this metering method when you
want exposure to be set according to the
brightness of a particular subject, without
being affected by surrounding conditions.
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
Multi (Multi Metering)
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into
sections and measures the light in each
section for a balanced exposure reading. The
camera automatically determines shooting
conditions according to the measured lighting pattern, and
makes exposure settings accordingly. This type of metering
provides error-free exposure settings for a wide range of
shooting conditions.
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Reducing the Effects of Overexposure
and Underexposure
IMPORTANT!
• The metering mode will change to “Center Weighted”
automatically if you change the EV shift value (page 125) to
anything other than 0.0 while “Multi” is selected. The
metering mode will change back to “Center Weighted”
when the EV shift value is changed back to 0.0.
• When “Multi” is selected as the metering mode, the
icon will not be displayed on the monitor screen when you
return to the REC mode information display (page 243).
You can use the procedure below to expand the dynamic range,
which makes it possible to capture the bright areas of an image
while reducing the chance of overexposure and underexposure.
When shooting a subject that is back lit, for example, an
expanded dynamic range minimizes overexposure and
underexposure.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Dynamic Range”
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the metering mode
setting (page 138).
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Enhancing Human Skin Textures
and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Apply Dynamic Range to a greater
extent than “Expand +1”
Expand +2
Suppress overexposure and
underexposure
Expand +1
Do not suppress overexposure and
underexposure
Off
You can use the procedure below to reduce digital noise from
human skin in the recorded image and enhance its texture.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Portrait Refiner”
and then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
• You can also correct the dynamic range of a photograph
you have already shot (page 170).
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When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Enhance skin texture more than “Noise
Filter +1”
Noise Filter +2
Enhance skin texture
Noise Filter +1
Turn off skin texture enhancement
Off
ADVANCED SETTINGS
Using the Camera’s Color Filter
Effects
Controlling Image Sharpness
Use the following procedure to adjust the sharpness of subject
outlines in your images.
The camera’s filter feature lets you add color tints to your images
as you shoot them. The color effect look just like what you would
get by installing a color filter on the lens of the camera.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Sharpness” and
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
then press [X].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Color Filter” and
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
then press [X].
and then press [SET].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2
(sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
and then press [SET].
Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green,
Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
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i
Controlling Color Saturation
Adjusting Image Contrast
Use the following procedure to adjust the saturation of colors in
your images.
Use the following procedure to adjust the contrast of your
images.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Saturation” and
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Contrast” and
then press [X].
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
and then press [SET].
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2
(most saturated) to –2 (least saturated).
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most
contrast between light and dark) to –2 (least contrast
between light and dark).
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Date Stamping Snapshots
IMPORTANT!
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with
Timestamp, you can do so later using the DPOF function
and the printing software function (page 208).
• Once date and time information is stamped in a print, it
cannot be edited or deleted.
• Use the “Date Style” setting (page 194) to specify the Year/
Month/Day format of the date.
• The recording date and time are determined in accordance
with the camera’s clock settings (pages 11, 193) when the
snapshot is recorded.
• Digital zoom is not supported while date stamping is turned
on.
• Date stamping is not supported for the following types of
images.
– Some BEST SHOT images (Auto Framing, Business
cards and documents, White board, etc., Old Photo, ID
Photo)
You can have the snapshot’s recording date only, or date and
time stamped in the lower right corner of the image.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Timestamp” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
Example: December 24, 2007, 1:25 p.m.
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Display the date only (2007/12/24)
Date
Display the date and time (2007/12/24
1:25pm)
Date&Time
Display nothing
Off
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■ How to Use the Histogram
Using the On-screen Histogram to
Check Exposure
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image
in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the
number of pixels, while the horizontal axis indicates lightness. If
the histogram appears too lopsided for some reason, you can
use EV shift to move it left or right in order to achieve better
balance. Optimum exposure can be achieved by EV shifting so
the graph is as close to the center as possible. For snapshots,
you can even display individual histograms for R (red), G
(green), and B (blue). These lines can be used to determine
whether there is too much or too little of each of the color
components in an image.
The on-screen histogram that provides a graphic representation
of the current exposure of the image. You can also display the
histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the exposure
levels of images.
Histogram
Example Histograms
1. Press [S] (DISP) as many times as necessary
A histogram towards the left side
results when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too far to the
left may result in “black out” of the
dark areas of an image, as shown in
the nearby image.
to display the histogram (page 56).
NOTE
• You can use key customization to configure the [W] and [X]
buttons so they control the EV shift setting. Then you can
perform EV shift while viewing the results on the on-screen
histogram (page 138).
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A histogram towards the right side
results when the overall image is
light. A histogram that is too far to the
right may result in “white out” of the
light areas of an image, as shown in
the nearby image.
IMPORTANT!
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee
optimum exposure. If you intentionally want to over expose
or under expose the image, you may not want a centered
histogram.
• Due to the limitations of exposure compensation, you may
not be able to achieve an optimum histogram configuration.
• Use of the flash and certain shooting conditions can cause
the histogram to indicate exposure that is different from the
actual exposure of the image when it was shot.
An overall well-balanced histogram
results when the overall image is at
optimal lightness.
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Other Useful Recording Functions
The following functions are also available in the REC mode to
help make your digital image more efficient and enjoyable.
• Assign functions to the [W] and [X] keys
• Display an on-screen grid for easy image composition
• Review an image you just recorded
• Register initial power up settings
• Reset settings
Metering (page 130)
Change the metering setting
EV Shift (page 125)
Perform EV shifting for
exposure compensation
White Balance (page 126)
Change the white balance
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ISO (page 129)
Change the ISO sensitivity
setting
Self-timer (page 76)
Select the self-timer time
2. On the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the function you
want to assign and then press [SET].
Key Customize lets you assign any one of the five functions
listed below to the [W] and [X] keys. Once you do, you will be
able to use the assigned functions while shooting snapshots or
movies, without going through the menus. For details about
each of the functions, see the referenced page numbers.
You can use [W] and [X] to do
this:
You can use [W] and [X] to do
this:
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Using Key Customize to Assign
Functions [W] and [X]
When this function is
assigned:
When this function is
assigned:
After you assign a function, you can control its setting using
the [W] and [X] keys.
Selecting “Off” leaves the [W] and [X] keys with no function
assigned.
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Displaying an On-screen Grid
Displaying the Image You Just Recorded
(Image Review)
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode monitor
screen for easy alignment when composing images.
When you purchase your camera, it is initially configured with
the Image Review feature turned on. Image Review displays the
image you just recorded so you can check it.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Review” and then
press [X].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Grid” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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To configure the camera to do this
after an image is recorded:
Select this
setting:
Display the image for about one second
On
Nothing
Off
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Using Icon Help
IMPORTANT!
• The icons listed below do not appear on the display while
icon help is turned off.
– Flash mode
icon (page 71)
– White balance AWB icon (page 126)
– Metering mode
icon (page 130)
Icon help displays guidance text about an icon when you select it
on the monitor screen while in the REC mode (page 243).
• Icon help text is displayed for the following functions:
Recording mode, metering, flash mode, white balance, selftimer, EV shift. Note, however, that metering, white balance,
self-timer and EV shift icon help text appears only when
“Metering”, “White Balance”, “Self-timer” or “EV shift”
respectively is assigned to the [W] and [X] keys with the key
customization feature (page 138).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Icon Help” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Display icon help text next to the icon of
a function when you select the function
On
Turn off icon help
Off
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Using Mode Memory to Configure Power
On Default Settings
and then press [SET].
You can configure the camera so it saves certain settings in
“mode memory” whenever it is turned off, and restores the
settings the next time you turn the camera back on. This keeps
you from having to configure the camera each time you turn it off
and on.
See step 4 of the setting procedure below for information about
the settings you can save with mode memory.
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Save the current setting when the
camera turned off, and restore it when
the camera is turned back on
On
Restore the optimum default when the
camera is turned on
Off
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Memory” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the item you want to
configure and then press [X].
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Setting
Mode
Memory On
BEST SHOT*1
Exits BEST SHOT
when camera is
turned off.
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
AF Area
Metering
*1 “On” restores the selected BEST SHOT scene when the
camera is turned back on. “Off” exits BEST SHOT when the
camera is turned off.
*2 Optical zoom position only.
Mode Memory Off
IMPORTANT!
• Turning the camera off while mode memory for the BEST
SHOT mode is on will restore the settings of the BEST
SHOT scene what was selected when you last turned off
the camera. This is true, regardless of any of the mode
memory on/off settings of each individual setting, except for
Zoom Position.
Auto
Setting at
power off
Spot
Multi
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Focus mode before
manual focus was
selected.
Zoom Position*2
Full wide
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Resetting the Camera to Its Initial
Factory Defaults
IMPORTANT!
• The following are not initialized when you reset the camera
(page 248).
– Home Time setup
– World Time setup
– Adjust
– Date Style
– Language
– Video Out
Use the following procedure when you want to return to the
camera to its initial factory default settings, which are the ones
that are configured when you first purchase the camera. See
“Menu Reference” on page 246 for the initial factory default
setting for each menu item.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Reset” and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel”.
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VIEWING SNAPSHOTS AND MOVIES
• The file type icon that appears at the top of the monitor
screen depends on the type of file (snapshot, movie,
audio only, etc) that is currently displayed.
–
: Snapshot (page 144)
–
: Movie (page 146)
–
: Audio snapshot (page 145)
• See page 56 information about how to hide the image
information and view the image alone.
Viewing a Snapshot
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s
monitor screen.
1. Press [
] to enter the PLAY
mode.
2. Use [W] and [X] to scroll between images.
Press [X] to scroll forward and [W] to scroll back.
[
]
• This will display one of the snapshots in memory, along with
some information about the settings used to shoot it (page
245).
File Type
[X]
[X]
[W]
[W]
Folder/File Names
Image Quality
Image Size
Date and Time
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Listening to the Audio of an Audio
Snapshot
NOTE
• Holding down [W] or [X] scrolls at high speed.
• The image that initially appears when scrolling may appear
to be a bit rough at first, but it will soon be replaced by an
image with better definition. Note that if you copy an image
from another type of digital camera, only a rough image
may be shown on the monitor screen.
You can use the following procedure to play the audio of an
audio snapshot. An audio snapshot is indicated by the “
” file
type icon.
1. Enter the PLAY mode
and then use [W] and
[X] to display the
audio snapshot
whose audio you want
to play.
To switch to the REC mode
Press [
].
2. Press [SET] to play the snapshot’s audio from
the camera’s built-in speaker.
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Audio Playback Controls
Viewing a Movie
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Hold down [X] or [W].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
Adjust volume
Press [T] and then use [S]
and [T].
Change on-screen indicators
Press [S] (DISP).
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
Use the following procedure to view a movie on the camera’s
monitor screen.
1. Enter the PLAY mode and then use [W] and
[X] to display the movie you want to play.
• Check the file type icon. The file type icon of a movie is
“
” (Movie) icon (page 245).
File Type
Folder Name/File Name
Recording Time
You can adjust volume while playback is in progress or paused
only.
Quality
The film-like frame that appears on the monitor screen
indicates that this is an image from a movie.
2. Press [SET] to start playback.
• The monitor screen will return to the selection screen in
step 1 after the end of the movie is reached.
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To switch to the REC mode
Press [
].
Movie Playback Controls
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse playback.
• Each press of either button increases
the speed of the fast forward or fast
reverse operation up to three steps.
Hold down [X] or
[W].
To do this:
Do this:
Zoom in up to 4.5X
• While an image is zoomed, you can use
[S] [T] [W] and [X] to move around and
view the parts of the image that do not
fit on the monitor screen.
Press the zoom
button (
).
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
Return from fast forward/fast reverse to
normal playback
Press [SET].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
When paused, scroll forward or back
frame-by-frame
• Hold down either button to scroll nonstop.
Press [X] or [W].
Adjust volume
• Volume can be adjusted only while
movie playback is in progress.
Press [T] and
then use [S] and
[T].
Toggle on-screen indicators on or off
Press [S] (DISP).
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• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with
this camera.
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Playing Back a Movie with Anti Shake
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera
Use the following procedure when you want to play back a
movie with Anti Shake. Anti Shake is particularly useful when
you have the camera connected to a TV for viewing, since the
effects of camera movement are more evident on a big screen.
The slideshow feature lets you play the files stored in memory in
sequence, automatically.
You can configure the slideshow so it plays the files the way you
want.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “
Anti
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow” and
Shake”, and then press [X].
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “On”, and then
3. Configure the slideshow settings.
press [SET].
Use [S] and [T] to select an item and then configure it as
described below.
• When Anti Shake is turned on, the area of the monitor
screen used for playback is slightly smaller than normal.
4. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET].
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B
Images
(Select the
files you
want to
include in
the
slideshow.)
• All images: Includes all snapshots, movies,
and audio in memory.
•
Only: Includes snapshots and audio
snapshots only.
•
Only: Includes movies only.
• One Image: Includes only one specific
image (selected using [W] and [X]).
• Favorites: Includes snapshots in the
FAVORITE folder (page 183).
Time
(Specify the
time of the
slideshow,
from start to
finish.)
Use [W] and [X] to select one of the following
times (in minutes): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60.
Interval
(Select the
interval
between
slides.)
Use [W] and [X] to select a value from 1 to 30
seconds, or “MAX”.
– If you specify a value from 1 to 30
seconds, images change at the specified
interval, but the audio portion of movies
and audio snapshots will continue to play
until the end, regardless of the interval
setting.
– When “MAX” is selected, only the first
frame of each movie is displayed, without
any playback of the audio.
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(Select a
special
effect.)
149
Use [S] and [T] to select the effect you want.
• Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Plays background
music and applies an image change effect.
– Pattern 1 through 4 use the same special
effects but each use different background
music. Pattern 5 uses different effects
from patterns 1 through 4.
– Selecting “Pattern 5” changes the
“Images” setting to “
Only” and
disables the “Interval” setting.
• Off: No background music plays and no
image change effect is performed.
The current effect setting is disabled
automatically in following cases.
– When the “Images” setting is “
Only”,
“One Image”, or “Favorites”.
– When the “Interval” setting is “MAX”, one
second, or two seconds.
– When the slideshows changes to or from
a movie file or a voice recording file.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Start” and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET] to start the slideshow.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is
switching from one image to another. Wait until an image is
stopped on the display before performing a button
operation. If a button does not work, wait a bit and try
again.
The slideshow is performed in accordance with the settings
you configured above.
• You can also scroll through images during a slideshow by
pressing [X] (forward) and [W] (back). Note that this
operation is not possible when “Pattern 5” is selected for
the “Effect” setting.
• During audio playback, you can adjust volume by
pressing [T] and then using [S] and [T].
NOTE
• Selecting a movie when “One Image” is selected for
“Images” and then selecting a movie for the slideshow will
cause the movie to play back repeatedly within the time
specified by the slideshow “Time” setting.
• In image copied from a computer or an image recorded
with a different type of digital camera may remain on the
screen longer than the time specified by “Interval”.
To stop a slideshow
Press [SET]. This will return to the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [MENU] instead of [SET] stops the slideshow and
returns to the menu screen.
• Pressing [
] instead of [SET] stops the slideshow and
switches to the REC mode.
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■ Changing the Background Music
Transferring Background Music to the Camera
You can change from the built-in background music that plays
when you execute “Effect” to other background music.
You can select background music after its file has been saved to
the memory card or the camera’s built in memory.
● Supported File
File Types: IMA ADPCM format WAV files
Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
Audio: monaural
● Number of Files: 9
● File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Store the music files on your computer using the above
names.
1. Connect the camera to your computer (pages
215, 231).
• If you save a background music file to a memory card,
load the card into the camera.
2. Perform one of the following operations to
open the memory card or built-in memory.
• Windows
1 Based on your operating system, perform one of the
following steps.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Double-click “My
Computer”.
2 Double-click “Removable Disk”.
Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in
the camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a
removable disk.
• Macintosh
1 Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in
the camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a
drive.
IMPORTANT!
• Regardless of which effect pattern is selected, the
background music is looped.
• Depending on the BGM file format, some background
music data may not be playable.
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3. Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
IMPORTANT!
• The background music files will be loop played in
sequence.
• If both the memory card loaded in the camera and the
camera’s built-in memory contain background music files,
the files on the memory card are played.
• See the user documentation that comes with your
computer for information about moving, copying, and
deleting files.
4. Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created
and copy the background music file to it.
5. Disconnect the camera from the computer
(pages 220, 235).
● Folder Structure
Memory Card or Built-in Memory
DCIM
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
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(Background Music Folder)
(Background Music File)
(Background Music File)
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• When connecting the bundled AV cable to the camera’s
USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it
click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully
can result in poor communication or malfunction of the
connected components.
• Some metal of the plug is visible even
when the plug is inserted correctly.
Viewing Camera Images on a TV
Use the procedure below to view snapshots and movies on a TV
screen.
1. Use the AV cable that comes with the camera
to connect the camera to a TV.
AV Cable
Yellow
White
USB/AV
connector
2. Turn on the TV and select its video input
mode.
TV
Video
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one
where the camera is connected.
Audio
3. Press [
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera and
enter the PLAY mode.
VIDEO IN Jack
(Yellow)
When the camera turns on in the PLAY mode, an image will
appear on the TV screen. The camera’s monitor screen will
not turn on.
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [
] (REC) will not turn on the
camera.
AUDIO IN Jacks
(White)
Making sure that the T mark on the camera is aligned
with the S mark of the AV cable plug, connect the cable to
the camera.
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4. Now you can perform the applicable operation
NOTE
on the camera for the type of file you want to
play.
• You can use the camera to connect to a DVD recorder or
video deck and record images from the camera. There are
various different methods you can use in order to connect
to another device when recording images. The following
describes one method for connection using the AV cable
that comes with the camera.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN terminals.
– Camera: Connect to the USB/AV connector
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the
camera and record it on a DVD or video tape. You can
record movies by selecting “
Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 149). When recording to DVD
recorder or video deck, you can turn off display information
(page 56) so indicators and other information is not
recorded along with the image.
To view the image that is being recorded, connect a TV or
other monitor to the DVD recorder or video deck that is
connected to the camera. For information about connecting
a monitor to the DVD recorder or video deck and about how
to record, see the user documentation that comes with the
DVD recorder or video deck you are using.
To turn off the camera
You can turn off the camera by pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF]
button.
IMPORTANT!
• When connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to
configure the camera’s [
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 199).
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen
also appear on the TV screen.
You can use [S] (DISP) to change the display contents.
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume.
When you first start displaying images, set the TV volume
control at a relatively low level and then adjust it as
required.
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■ Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video
Output System
IMPORTANT!
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type
of TV you plan to use. You may also need to configure the
aspect ratio setting on your TV as well. Incorrect aspect
ratio settings on the camera and/or the TV can result in
abnormal image display.
• Images will not display correctly unless the camera’s video
signal output setting matches the video signal system of
the TV or other video equipment.
• Images will not display correctly on a TV or video
equipment that is not NTSC or PAL.
You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC
or PAL as the video output system. You can also specify an
aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Video Out” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
For this type of TV:
Select this video
output system:
Standard aspect ratio screen NTSC
TV (Japan, U.S., and other countries)
NTSC 4:3
Wide aspect ratio screen NTSC TV
(Japan, U.S., and other countries)
NTSC 16:9
Standard aspect ratio screen PAL TV
(Europe and other areas)
PAL 4:3
Wide aspect ratio screen PAL TV
(Europe and other areas)
PAL 16:9
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To zoom back out, press the zoom button (
Zooming the Displayed Image
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image currently on
the monitor screen up to eight times its normal size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
To return to image to normal size
the snapshot you want to zoom.
2. Press the zoom
button (
Press [MENU] or [BS].
Zoom Factor
IMPORTANT!
).
Each press of this button
zooms the image more.
You can use [S], [T], [W],
and [X] to move to a
different part of the image
after zooming.
).
• If display indicators are turned on, an indicator in the lower
right corner of the monitor screen shows what part of the
zoomed image is currently displayed.
• Depending on the image size, some images may not be
able to be zoomed to the full 8 times normal size.
Image Area
Part of the image that is
currently displayed.
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Using the 12-image Screen
Using the Calendar Screen
Use the following procedure to display a calendar, which shows
the first image recorded on each date of a particular month. This
screen helps to make searching for an image quicker and
easier.
You can use the procedure below to display a screen that shows
12 images.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Selection Boundary
press the zoom button
(
).
1. In the PLAY mode,
press the zoom button
(
) twice.
This displays the 12-image
screen with a selection
boundary around the last
image that was on the
monitor screen.
This displays the calendar
screen.
• You can also display the
calendar by pressing
Year/Month
[MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting
Selection Boundary
“Calendar”, and then
pressing [X] to display the
calendar.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
2. Select the image you want.
• Use [W] and [X] to scroll between 12-image screens.
• To view the full-screen version of a particular image, use
[S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the selection boundary to it
and then press [SET].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
selection boundary to the date whose image
you want to view and then press [SET].
This will display the first image recorded on that date.
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NOTE
• The year and month on the calendar is displayed using the
same format as you selected for the “Date Style” setting
(page 194).
IMPORTANT!
• Note following points about how certain editing functions of
the camera affect the date with which the image is
associated on the calendar screen.
Performing this type of
editing operation:
Will associate the resulting
image with this date:
Keystone, Color
Correction, Resize,
Trimming, Copy, MOTION
PRINT
The date that the editing
operation was performed
Editing the date and time
of an image
The date that the original
image was recorded
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select an image size, and
Resizing a Snapshot
then press [SET].
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a
separate snapshot. The original snapshot is also retained. You
can resize a snapshot to any one of the following sizes.
Image Size (Pixels)
Larger
• When you select an image size, it will start to cycle
through the following information:
Image Size
Number of Pixels
Print Size
.
The print size indicates the optimum paper size for
printing a snapshot of the selected image size.
Print Size
5M* 2560 × 1920 A3 Print
3M
VGA
Smaller
5. After you press [SET] in step 4 to resize the
2048 × 1536 A4 Print
640 × 480
image, the monitor screen returns to step 3.
From there you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to
resize another image if you want.
E-Mail
• Optimum size for an image
to be attached to e-mail.
To exit the resize operation, select “Cancel”.
* M stands for “Mega”, which means “million”.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Resize” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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Cropping a Snapshot
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot resize a VGA (640 × 480 pixels) size image.
• Resizing a snapshot shot with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 3:2
will cause the left and right sides of the image to be cut off.
The aspect ratio of the resulting image will be 4:3.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot
will be the same as the recording date of the original
snapshot.
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need, and save
the result in a separate file. The original snapshot is also
retained.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the snapshot you
want to crop.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “Trimming” and
then press [X].
Zoom Factor
Represents
Snapshot Area
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
Part of image that is
currently displayed.
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4. Use the zoom button to zoom, and [S], [T],
Keystone Correction
[W], and [X] to move around the zoomed
image to display the part you want to extract.
Use the following procedure to correct the snapshot of a
blackboard, document, poster, photograph, or other rectangular
object that is out of square because it was recorded at an angle.
Performing keystone correction on an image causes a new
(corrected) 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size image to be stored as a
separate file.
5. Press [SET] to extract the displayed part and
save it as a separate file.
• To exit the cropping procedure at any time before you
press [SET], press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
IMPORTANT!
through images and display the snapshot you
want to correct.
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image will
have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the extracted image will be the same
as the recording date of the original snapshot.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Keystone” and
then press [X].
This displays screen that shows all of the rectangular
shapes in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone
correction.
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
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4. Use [W] and [X] to
Using Color Restoration to Correct the
Color of an Old Photograph
select the candidate
you want to correct.
Color restoration let you correct the old color of a photograph
shot with a digital camera. This function is useful for correcting
existing old photographs, posters, etc.
• Performing color restoration on an image causes a new
(restored) 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size image to be stored as
a separate file.
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
• Select “Cancel” to exit the procedure without performing
keystone correction.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the snapshot you
want to correct.
IMPORTANT!
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels) size, the new (corrected) version will be the same
size as the original one.
• When you display a corrected image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicate when the image
was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Color Correction”
and then press [X].
4. Use [W] and [X] to select the photograph
candidate you want.
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Trim”, and then
press [SET].
This displays a cropping boundary on the monitor screen.
• To exit color restoration without storing anything, select
“Cancel”.
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6. Use the zoom button to change the cropping
IMPORTANT!
boundary to the desired size.
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels) size, the new (restored) version will be the same
size as the original one.
• When you display a restored image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicate when the image
was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.
7. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
selection boundary to the desired location and
then press [SET].
The camera will correct color automatically and save the
corrected image.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image,
select and area that is smaller than the original image.
• To exit color restoration without saving anything, press
[MENU].
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NOTE
• If you want to record the image of an old photograph with
this camera and restore the resulting image, see “Restoring
an Old Photograph” on page 109.
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5. When all the settings are the way you want,
Editing the Date and Time of an Image
press [SET] to apply them.
Use the procedure in this section to change the date and time of
a previously recorded image.
• After editing the time and date, display the image to
confirm that the date and time are correct.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image whose date and time you want to
edit.
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time
Stamp feature cannot be edited (page 135).
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is
protected. Unprotect the image and then edit the date and
time.
• You can specify any date in the range of January 1, 1980 to
December 31, 2049.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Date/Time” and
then press [X].
4. Set the date and the time you want.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the value at the cursor
location
Press [S] or [T].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [W] or [X].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [BS].
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Rotating an Image
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To rotate a
protected snapshot, first remove its protection (page 181).
• Zoomed images cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of a snapshot’s image will
be displayed on the 12-image screen and the calendar
screen.
• Movies can be rotated on the camera’s monitor screen
only. The movie is not rotated when played on a computer
screen.
Perform the following procedure to rotate the image (snapshot or
movie) currently on the monitor screen. This feature comes in
handy with a snapshot that you shot using portrait (vertical)
orientation. After rotating a snapshot, you can return it to its
original orientation, if you want.
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image
data. It simply alters how the snapshot is displayed on the
camera’s monitor screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation” and then
press [X].
• This operation can be performed only while a snapshot or
movie image is on the monitor screen.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot whose
display image you want to rotate.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Rotate” and then
press [SET].
• Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90
degrees left.
5. When the displayed image is at the orientation
you want, press [MENU].
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3. On the “PLAY” tab,
Combining Multiple Snapshots into a
Single Image (Layout Print)
select “Layout Print”,
and then press [X].
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
You can use the following procedure to insert snapshots into the
frames of a layout and produce a new image that contains
multiple snapshots.
• Layout pattern (Two
Images)
• Layout pattern (Three
Images)
4. Use [W] and [X] to
select the type of
layout you want and
then press [SET].
5. Use [W] and [X] to select a background color.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to select
6. Press [SET].
the first snapshot you want to include in the
layout.
2. Press [MENU].
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7. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot for the
Adjusting White Balance of a
Recorded Image
layout and then press [SET].
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all of the other frames
You can use the white balance setting to select a light source
type for a recorded image, which will affect the colors of the
image.
in the layout.
The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final
snapshot into it.
• Pressing [MENU] returns to the PLAY mode screen
without saving the layout image.
• You will not be able to save the new image unless there is
a snapshot in all of the layout frames.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
the image whose white balance setting you
want to change.
2. Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “White Balance”,
• Layout Print is not supported when the image size is “3:2
(3072 × 2048 pixels)” or “16:9 (3072 × 1728 pixels)”.
• When you display a layout image on the camera’s monitor
screen, the date and time indicates when the last image
added to the layout was originally recorded, not when the
image was laid out.
• The size of the multi-snapshot image for this operation is
fixed automatically at 7M (3072 × 2304 pixels).
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and then press [X].
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
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• Normally, the initially selected white balance setting on
the above menu is the one that was used when you
originally recorded the image. If you used the “Auto” or
“Manual” white balance setting when you recorded the
image, “Cancel” will be selected (page 126).
• If you select the same white balance setting as the one
you selected when you originally recorded the image,
pressing [SET] will exit the white balance adjustment
menu without changing the image.
4. Use [W] and [X] to select a white balance
setting, and then press [SET] to apply it.
When you want the image to appear
like it was recorded under these
conditions:
Select this
setting:
Outdoors, fair weather
(Daylight)
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade,
etc.
(Overcast)
In a location where color temperature is
very high, like in the shade of a
building, etc.
(Shade)
IMPORTANT!
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent lighting, without
suppressing color cast
N (Day
White
Fluorescent)
Under daylight fluorescent lighting,
while suppressing color cast
D (Daylight
Fluorescent)
Under incandescent lighting, while
suppressing color cast
(Tungsten)
Cancel white balance adjustment
• Adjusting the white balance of an image creates a new
image with the new white balance setting. The original
image also remains in memory.
• When you display an image whose white balance has been
adjusted on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and time
indicates when the image was originally recorded, not
when the white balance was adjusted.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
Adjusting Image Brightness
and then press [SET].
Use the following procedure to adjust the brightness of
snapshots.
To get this:
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
Brighter
Select this setting:
+2
+1
through images and display the one whose
brightness you want to adjust.
0
–1
2. Press [MENU].
Darker
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Brightness”,
–2
• To cancel the brightness adjustment operation, press [W]
or [MENU].
and then press [X].
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
IMPORTANT!
• Adjusting the brightness of an image creates a new image
with the new brightness level. The original image also
remains in memory.
• When you display a brightness adjusted image on the
camera’s monitor screen, the date and time indicates when
the image was originally recorded, not when the brightness
was adjusted.
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Reducing the Effects of
Underexposure
IMPORTANT!
• Performing Dynamic Range correction on an image causes
the new (corrected) version to be stored as a separate file.
• When you display a corrected image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image was
corrected.
You can use the following procedure to reduce underexposure
only, while maintaining the bright areas of an image.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to select
the image you want to correct.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Dynamic Range”,
and then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Apply Dynamic Range to a greater
extent than “Expand +1”
Expand +2
Reduce underexposure
Expand +1
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Editing a Movie on the Camera
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The
original movie is not retained. Once you perform an editing
operation, you will not be able to undo it.
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• The movie editing operation is supported only for movies
that were recorded with this camera.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of
remaining memory capacity is less than the size of the
movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete any files you no longer need to free up
more.
• Cutting a movie into two parts or splicing of two movies in
to a single movie cannot be performed on the camera.
You can perform the following cut operations on the camera to
edit movies you have recorded.
Operation
Description
Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current
location to the beginning of the movie.
Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything between two points.
Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current
location to the end of the movie.
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1. Play back the movie you want to edit.
5. Select the frame
(point) where you
want to cut the movie.
2. Press [SET] to pause
playback.
• Check to make sure that
“
” (cut icon) is
displayed on the monitor
screen. If it isn’t, press
[SET] again.
Cut range (red)
Cut icon
3. Press [T].
• You could also perform the following steps in place of
steps 1 through 3 above.
1 In the PLAY mode, select the movie you want to edit
and then press [MENU].
2 On the “PLAY” tab, select “Movie Editing” and then
press [X].
To do this:
Press this button:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
[X] or [W]
Pause or unpause movie playback
[SET]
Scroll paused playback one frame
forward or back
[X] or [W]
• To cancel the cut operation, press [MENU]. This will
return to the screen in step 3.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the cut operation
and then press [SET].
• To cancel movie editing, select “Cancel” and then press
[SET]. This will return to the paused movie playback
screen.
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6. Press [T] to perform the required cut
7. In response to the confirmation message that
operation(s).
appears, use [S] and [T] to select “Yes” and
then press [SET].
For this type of cut
operation:
Do this:
Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Select the point up to which you
want to cut and then press [T].
Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Select the point from which you
want to cut and then press [T].
Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
1. Select the start point of the
center segment and then
press [T].
2. Select the end point of the
center segment and then
press [T].
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• To cancel movie editing, select “No” instead of “Yes” and
then press [SET]. This will return to the paused movie
playback screen.
• The selected cut operation will take considerable time to
complete. Wait until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen before performing
any operation on the camera. Note that a cut operation
can take a very long time if the movie being edited is long.
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
Creating a Snapshot of a Movie Frame
(MOTION PRINT)
through images and display the movie that
contains the frame you want to use.
MOTION PRINT lets you capture a movie frame and use it to
create a snapshot. The snapshot you create can be either of the
two formats described below.
9-frame
Snapshot
1-frame
Snapshot
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “MOTION PRINT”,
and then press [X].
This format puts the
selected movie
frame in the center,
the four frames that
precede it along top
and the four frames
that follow it along
the bottom.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select either “9 frames” or
“1 frame”.
5. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the movie
frames and search for the one you want to use
as the image of the snapshot.
• Holding down [W] or [X] scrolls at high speed.
This format creates
a snapshot using
the selected movie
frame only.
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6. After displaying the movie frame you want,
press [SET].
• If you selected “9 frames” in step 4, the camera will create
a 9-frame snapshot with the frame you selected in step 6
in the center.
• If you selected “1 frame” in step 4, the camera will create
a snapshot of the frame you selected in step 6.
IMPORTANT!
• MOTION PRINT is not possible using a movie that was
recorded on a different type of camera.
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EDITING IMAGES
USING AUDIO
4. Press the shutter button to start audio
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
recording.
The dubbing feature of your camera lets you add audio to a
snapshot after you shoot it. A snapshot that includes audio
(regardless of whether the audio was recorded on the spot or
added later) is indicated by the “
” icon.
You can re-record a snapshot’s audio whenever you want.
You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a snapshot.
5. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
To play back snapshot audio
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
Perform the steps under “Listening to the Audio of an Audio
Snapshot” on page 145.
through images and display the snapshot to
which you want to add audio.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “Dubbing” and
then press [X].
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
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USING AUDIO
■ Re-recording Snapshot Audio
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
IMPORTANT!
This deletes the previous recording and replaces it with the
new one.
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio once you
delete or re-record the audio of a snapshot.
6. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
recording.
through images and display the snapshot
whose audio you want to re-record.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
2. Press [MENU].
NOTE
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• See page 81 for recording precautions.
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following
types of images.
– Images created using MOTION PRINT
– Protected images
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
• If you just want to delete the audio of the snapshot
without re-recording anything, press [MENU] here and
skip the rest of this procedure.
B
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USING AUDIO
3. Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording Audio Only (Voice
Recording)
• The operation lamp flashes green while recording is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a marker into
the recording. During later playback, you will be able to
jump to the markers in the recording.
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot
or movie.
Using built-in memory only, you get up to about 35 minutes of
Voice Recording.
4. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
1. In the REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and
recording and return to the screen in step 3.
• Recording also will stop automatically if memory
becomes full.
Recording Time
[X] to select “Voice
Recording” and then
press [SET].
5. Now you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to record
more, or you can exit this procedure by
pressing [BS] and selecting another BEST
SHOT scene.
This causes “
” to appear
on the monitor screen.
When exiting this procedure, select “Auto” for normal image
recording.
Remaining Recording
Time
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Voice Recording Playback Controls
NOTE
• You can also play back Voice Recording data on your
computer using QuickTime.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Data: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165 KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• See page 81 for recording precautions.
To do this:
■ Playing Back Voice Recording Data
1. Enter the PLAY mode, and then use [W] and
[X] to display the Voice Recording file you
want to play.
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse playback.
Hold down [X] or [W].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
Jump to a marker in the audio data
while playback is paused.
Press [X] or [W].
Adjust volume
• You can adjust volume only while
playback is in progress or paused.
Press [T] and then
use [S] and [T].
Toggle on-screen indicators on or off
Press [S] (DISP).
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
“
” is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2. Press [SET] to start
playback.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
Files and Folders
Your camera treats each snapshot, movie, and Voice Recording, as a separate file.
You can delete, protect, and copy files as required.
Files are grouped in folders that are created automatically by the camera.
Files and folders have their own unique names, which are assigned automatically by the camera.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder Structure” (page 238).
File
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The
extension on the file name depends on the file type.
• If a folder already contains 9999 files, recording another file will cause a new folder
to be created automatically.
26th file name:
CIMG0026.JPG
Serial number
(4 digits)
Extension
Folders Folders are named from 100CASIO* to 999CASIO*
100th folder name:
• There can be up to 900 folders.
100CASIO *
* The BEST SHOT mode (page 97) includes a sample scene that optimizes settings
Serial number (3 digits)
for auction site images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is
named either “For eBay” or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene are stored in a folder named
“100_AUCT”.
* The BEST SHOT mode (page 97) also has a scene (named “For YouTube”) that
optimizes movie settings for YouTube. Images recorded with the YouTube scene
are stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
Protecting a File Against Deletion
NOTE
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For
details about how file names are displayed on the camera’s
monitor screen, see page 245.
• The total number of folders and files that is allowed
depends on the image size and quality, and capacity of the
memory card being used for storage.
You can protect an important file to ensure that it cannot be
deleted accidentally.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you
perform the format operation (pages 14, 49, 200).
■ Protecting a Specific File
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through images until
the one you want to protect is on the monitor
screen.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
■ Protecting All Files in Memory
4. Use [S] and [T] to
select “On” and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
An image that is protected is
indicated by the “
” icon.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “All Files : On” and
5. Now you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to protect
then press [SET].
another image or exit this procedure by
pressing [MENU].
This protects all files currently in memory.
4. Press [MENU].
To unprotect a specific file
To unprotect all files in memory
Perform the procedure under “Protecting a Specific File”, but in
step 4 select “Off” instead of “On”.
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Perform the procedure under “Protecting All Files in Memory”,
but in step 3 select “All Files : Off” instead of “All Files : On”.
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5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save”, and then
Using the FAVORITE Folder
press [SET].
The FAVORITE folder is located in the camera’s built-in
memory, and you can use it to store personal snapshots that you
do not want displayed during normal PLAY mode operations.
FAVORITE folder snapshots remain in camera memory, even if
you change to a different memory card.
This saves a copy of the snapshot to the FAVORITE folder.
6. Now you can repeat steps 4 and 5 to save
another image, or press [MENU] twice to exit
this procedure.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• The FAVORITE folder can be used for snapshots only.
Saving an audio snapshot in the FAVORITE folder will save
the snapshot part only.
• The snapshot copied to the FAVORITE folder is converted
to QVGA size (320 × 240 pixels). A snapshot in the
FAVORITE folder cannot be restored to its original size.
• Snapshots in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
■ Copying a File to the FAVORITE Folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
• The number of snapshots that can be stored in the
FAVORITE folder depends on the image quality of each
one, and how much built-in memory capacity is remaining.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save” and then
press [SET].
4. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot you
want to copy to the FAVORITE folder.
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■ Viewing Snapshots in the FAVORITE Folder
Perform the following steps to view FAVORITE folder
contents on your computer.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
2. Connect the camera to the computer.
then press [X].
3. Perform the required operations on your
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Show” and then
computer to navigate to the camera’s memory
and display the FAVORITE folder contents.
press [SET].
4. Use [W] and [X] to
File Name
scroll through the
snapshots in the
FAVORITE folder.
FAVORITE folder icon
5. After you are finished viewing the FAVORITE
folder snapshots, press [MENU] twice to exit
this procedure.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
■ Copying All Files in Built-in Memory to a
Memory Card
Copying Files
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a
memory card, or from a memory card to built-in memory.
This makes it possible, for example, to perform the following
steps and copy a file from your memory card to another person’s
memory card.
1 Copy the file from your memory card to the camera’s built-in
memory.
2 Remove your memory card and insert the other person’s
memory card.
3 Copy the file from built-in memory to the other memory card.
The following operation copies all files from built-in memory to a
memory card. You cannot copy files individually.
1. Load the memory card to which you want to
copy the files into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, enter the PLAY mode and
then press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Copy” and then
press [X].
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Built-in
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or
Voice Recording files you recorded with your camera.
• You cannot copy a snapshot that is in the FAVORITE
folder.
• When a copied file image appears on the full-month
calendar screen, it is displayed on the date that it was
copied (page 157).
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Card”
and then press [SET].
This starts the copy operation. Wait until the “Busy... Please
wait...” message disappears from the monitor screen before
performing any operation on the camera.
• After the copy operation is complete, the last file copied
will be displayed on the monitor screen.
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■ Copying a Single File from a Memory Card to
Built-in Memory
7. Now you can repeat steps 5 and 6 to copy
another file, or you can exit this procedure by
pressing [MENU].
With this procedure, files must be copied one-by-one.
1. Load the memory card that contains the file
NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory whose
name has the largest serial number.
you want to copy into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, enter the PLAY mode and
then press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Copy” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Card
Built-in”
and then press [SET].
5. Use [W] and [X] to select the file you want to
copy.
6. Use [S] and [T] to select “Copy” and then
press [SET].
This starts the copy operation. Wait until the “Busy... Please
wait...” message disappears from the monitor screen before
performing any operation on the camera.
• The copied image reappears on the monitor screen after
the copy operation is complete.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete files you no longer need, or after you transfer
them to your computer’s hard disk or print them. This frees up
memory for new files.
You can delete one specific file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Here we will explain the different file delete procedures,
including how to delete snapshots from the FAVORITE folders.
Deleting a Specific File
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [T] (
IMPORTANT!
).
2. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
• Remember that a file delete operation cannot be undone.
Always make sure that you really no longer need a file
before deleting it.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a protected
file, first remove its protection (page 181).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the snapshot and
the audio file.
until the one for the file you want to delete is
on the monitor screen.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
• To exit the delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
4. Now you can repeat steps 2 and 3 to delete
another file.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU].
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DELETING FILES
Deleting All Files
1. In the PLAY mode, press [T] (
Deleting FAVORITE Folder Snapshots
You can delete a single snapshot, or you can delete all the
snapshots currently in the FAVORITE folder.
).
2. Use [S] and [T] to select “All Files Delete”
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
and then press [SET].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
3. In response to the confirmation message that
then press [X].
appears, use [S] and [T] to select “Yes”.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” instead of
“Yes”.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Show” and then
press [SET].
4. Press [SET].
4. Press [T] (
• This deletes all of the files and displays the message
“There are no files.”
).
5. Use the procedures under “Deleting a Specific
File” and “Deleting All Files” to delete the
snapshots you want.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU] twice.
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DELETING FILES
OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Configuring Camera Sound Settings
and then press [SET].
Your camera lets you configure the following sound settings.
• Type of sound and volume for shutter release and other
operations
• Volume level for movie and Voice Recording playback
■ Selecting the Operation Sound
To do this:
Select this setting:
Sound one of the built-in sounds
(1 through 5)
Sound 1 - 5
Turn sound off
Off
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the operation whose
sound you want to configure (Startup, Half
Shutter, Shutter, Operation) and then press
[X].
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Setting the Operation Tone Volume Level
■ Setting the Playback Volume Level
1. Press [MENU].
You can use this procedure to set the playback volume level for
movies and audio snapshots, independent of the operation tone
volume.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
1. Press [MENU].
Operation”.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
4. Use [W] and [X] to specify the playback
volume setting you want and then press [SET].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
• You can set the volume to one of eight levels in the range
of 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes the sound.
Play”.
4. Use [W] and [X] to specify the operation tone
volume setting you want and then press [SET].
• You can set the volume to one of eight levels in the range
of 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes the sound.
NOTE
• The volume setting you configure here is also applied to
video output (page 153).
IMPORTANT!
• The volume setting you configure here does not affect the
video output (page 153).
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OTHER SETTINGS
Turning the Startup Screen On or Off
NOTE
• The following are the types of images that you can select
for the startup screen.
– Special startup screen images built into the camera
– Snapshots
– Audio snapshots (Audio does not play.)
• Only one startup screen image can be in effect at any time.
To change the startup screen to another image, simply
overwrite the current image with the new one.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 200) will delete the
current startup screen image.
You can configure the camera to display a startup screen of an
image you recorded, whenever you turn it on.
• Even if you configure startup screen settings in the PLAY
mode, the startup screen does not appear when turn on the
camera by pressing [
] (PLAY).
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
until the one you want to use as the startup
screen is on the monitor screen.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the selected image as the
startup screen
On
Turn off the startup screen
Off
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OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial
Number Generation Rule
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs
generation of the serial number used in file names (page 180).
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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To have the camera do this:
Select this
setting:
Remember the numbers used for files. Files will
be named using the next sequential number,
even if files are deleted or if a blank memory
card is loaded.
• If a memory card is loaded that already has
files stored on it and the largest sequential
number in the existing file names is greater
than the largest sequential number
remembered by the camera, numbering of
new files will start from the largest sequential
number in the existing file names plus 1.
Continue
Restart the serial number from 0001 whenever
all files are deleted or when the memory card is
replaced with a blank one.
• If a memory card is loaded that already has
files stored on it, numbering of new files will
start from the largest sequential number in
the existing file names number plus 1.
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Home” and then
Changing the Camera Date and Time
Setting
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “City” and then
When changing the date and time setting, be sure to do so for
your Home City (the location where you normally use the
camera). If you already have your Home City setting configured
correctly, you can use the procedure under “Setting the Date
and Time for Your Home City” (page 194) to change the current
time setting only, if you want.
press [X].
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
where your Home City is located and then
press [SET].
6. Use [S] and [T] to select your home city and
IMPORTANT!
then press [SET].
• Changing the time and date setting without correctly
configuring your Home City setting first will cause all of the
World Time (page 195) dates and times to be off.
7. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
■ Selecting Your Home City
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
This displays the current World Time settings.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Setting the Date and Time for Your Home
City
■ Changing the Date Format
1. Press [MENU].
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust” and then
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style” and
You can select from among three different formats for the date.
press [X].
then press [X].
3. Set the date and the time.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
To do this:
Do this:
Move the cursor between settings
Press [W] or [X].
Change the setting at the cursor
location
Press [S] or [T].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour
format
and then press [SET].
Example: December 19, 2007
To display the date like this:
Press [BS].
Select this format:
07/12/19
YY/MM/DD
19/12/07
DD/MM/YY
12/19/07
MM/DD/YY
4. After all of the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Using World Time
NOTE
• This setting also affects the Operation Panel date format as
shown below (page 53).
When this date format setting
is selected:
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in
zone that is different from your Home City when you go on a trip,
etc. World Time displays the current time in 162 cities in 32 time
zones around the globe.
The Operation Panel
date appears as:
YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY
MM/DD
DD/MM/YY
DD/MM
Configuring World Time Settings
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “World” and then
press [X].
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Switching between the Home Time and
World Time Screens
4. Use [S] and [T] to
select “City” and then
press [X].
1. Press [MENU].
• To configure the summer
time setting, use [S] and
[T] to select “DST” and
then select “On”.
• Summer time is used in some areas to advance the
current time setting by one hour during the summer
months.
• Use of summer time depends on the local customs and
laws.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “World” for the
World Time screen, or “Home” for the Home
Time screen.
4. After selecting the screen you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
where the city you want to view is located and
then press [SET].
6. Use [S] and [T] to select the city you want
and then press [SET].
7. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ If the display contents are in the wrong
language
Changing the Display Language
You can use the procedure below to select a display text
language.
• The number and types of languages depend on the
geographic area where the camera was marketed.
1
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1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Language” and
1 : Select this tab.
2 : Select the “Language” item.
3 : Select the language you want.
then press [X].
3. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the setting
you want and then press [SET].
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Changing the USB Port Protocol
and then press [SET].
You can use the procedure below to change the USB
communication protocol that is used when exchanging data with
a computer, printer, or other external device. Select the protocol
that suits the device to which you are connecting.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
press [X].
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When you want to connect to this type
of device:
Select this
setting:
Computer or a printer that supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT (page 202)
With this setting, the computer sees the
camera as an external storage device.
Use this setting for normal transfer of
images from the camera to a computer
(using the bundled Photo Loader with
HOT ALBUM application).
Mass Storage
(USB DIRECTPRINT)
Printer that supports PictBridge (page
202)
This setting simplifies the transfer of
image data to the connected device.
PTP
(PictBridge)
OTHER SETTINGS
[ ] (REC) and [
Settings
] (PLAY) Button
NOTE
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press
[
] (REC) in the REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode.
• The initial factory default for this setting is “Power On”.
• Change this setting to anything besides “Disable” before
connecting to a TV for image viewing.
You configure the camera so it does not turn on when you press
the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) button, or to turn off when you
press the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) button.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To configure the button to do
this when pressed:
Select this setting:
Turn on the camera
Power On
Turn on or turn off the camera
Power On/Off
Do not turn on the camera
Disable
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OTHER SETTINGS
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Formatting Built-in Memory
loaded in the camera.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera, remove it.
IMPORTANT!
2. Press [MENU].
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot be
recovered. Check to make sure you do not need any of the
data in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory also deletes the following.
– Face Recognition data saved with Record Family
– Protected images
– FAVORITE folder images
– BEST SHOT mode user setups
– Startup screen
• Make sure that the battery is charged fully before starting a
formatting operation. Formatting may not be performed
correctly and the camera may stop operating normally if the
camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in
progress. Doing so can cause the camera to stop operating
normally.
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3. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Format” and then
press [SET].
This formats built-in memory.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel”.
• Entering the PLAY mode after formatting the built-in
memory will cause the message “There are no files.” to
appear.
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PRINTING
Types of Printing
There are three different methods you can use for printing images.
Professional
Print Service
(page 202)
Printing at
Home
Take the memory card that contains the images you want to print to a
professional print service.
• You can use DPOF settings to specify which images you want to print,
the number of copies, and date stamp settings before taking the card in
for printing.
Printing on a Printer (page 202)
Print on a printer that supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT, or on a
printer equipped with a memory card slot.
• You can use DPOF settings to specify which images you want to print,
the number of copies, and date stamp settings before printing.
Printing with a Computer
■ Windows Computer
Install the software (Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM) that comes bundled
with the camera.
See “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer” on page 212.
■ Macintosh
After transferring the images to your Macintosh, use commercially
available software to print.
See “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page 230.
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■ Printing Precautions
Using Your Printer to Print Images
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for
information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact the manufacturer of your printer to find out if it
supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT, for new printer
versions, etc.
• Never disconnect cables or perform any camera operation
while printing is in progress. Doing so can cause a printer
error.
If your printer is either of the types described below, you can use
it to print without going through a computer.
– Printer equipped with a card slot for the type of memory
card you are using
– Printer that support PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
■ Printing on a Printer with a Memory Card
Slot
Remove a memory card from the camera and insert it directly
into the printer’s memory card slot. Depending on what type of
printer you are using, it also may be able to read the settings
(images to be printed, number of copies, date stamping) you
configure with the camera’s DPOF settings (page 206). For
details, see the user documentation that comes with your printer.
Using Professional Print Service
Take a memory card that contains the images you want to print
to the professional print service. Before taking in a memory card,
you can use the camera’s DPOF settings (page 206) to specify
which images you want printed, the number of copies, and
whether or not the images should include a date stamp.
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■ Printing on a Printer that Supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
4. Check the battery level indicator to make sure
that the battery is fully charged, and then turn
off the camera.
You can connect the camera directly to a PictBridge or USB
DIRECT-PRINT compliant printer and print images without going
through a computer.
• The camera also allows easy connection to a printer. Before
connecting to a printer, be sure to perform the following
procedure first.
• If battery power is low, replace the battery.
• The camera does not draw power over the USB cable.
5. Use the USB cable that comes with the camera
to connect the camera to a printer.
1. Press [MENU].
USB Cable
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
USB/AV connector
press [X].
USB
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting that suits
your printer and then press [SET].
For this type of printer:
Select this setting:
USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible
Mass Storage
PictBridge compatible
PTP
USB Port
Making sure that the T mark on the camera is aligned with
the S mark of the USB cable plug, connect the cable to
the camera.
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• When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s
USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it
click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully
can result in poor communication or malfunction of the
connected components.
• Some metal of the plug is visible
even when the plug is inserted
correctly.
• Take care when connecting the USB
cable to the camera or your printer.
USB ports and cable plugs are shaped for proper
positioning.
9. Use [S] and [T] to select “Paper Size” and
then press [X].
10. Use [S] and [T] to select a paper size and
then press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5" × 5", 5" × 7", 4" × 6", A4, 8.5" × 11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected
on the printer.
• Available paper settings depend on the connected
printer. For full details, see the user documentation that
comes with your printer.
6. Turn on the printer.
7. Load paper into the printer.
8. Turn on the camera.
This displays a print menu on
the camera’s monitor screen.
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11. Use [S] and [T] to specify the print option
12. Use [S] and [T] to select “Print” and then
you want.
press [SET].
If you want to print a specific image:
Select “1 Image” and then press [SET]. After that, use [W]
and [X] to display the image you want to print.
If you want to print multiple images:
Select “DPOF Printing” and then press [SET]. Next, use
the DPOF settings (page 206) to specify the images you
want to select.
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please wait...”
will appear on the monitor screen. The message will
disappear after a short while, even though printing is still
being performed. Pressing any camera button will cause the
printing status message to re-appear.
The print menu screen will re-appear when printing is
complete.
• If you selected “1 Image” in step 11, you can repeat the
procedure from step 11 to print other images, if you want.
• To toggle date stamping on
and off, press [BS]. The
date stamp will be printed
when “On” is indicated on
the monitor screen.
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13. After printing is complete, turn off the camera
and then disconnect the USB cable from the
camera.
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■ Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for
Each Image
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be
Printed and the Number of Copies
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you specify
which images you want to print, the number of
copies, and whether date stamping is turned on or
off. The settings you configure are recorded on the
memory card. After configuring settings you can
use the memory card to print on a home printer that supports
DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print service.
With DPOF, you can configure settings while viewing the actual
images on the camera’s monitor screen, so there is no need to
recall hard-to-remember files names, etc.
2. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “DPOF Printing”
and then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Select images” and
then press [X].
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
• Some printers may ignore time stamp settings or may not
support DPOF at all. Check the user documentation that
comes with your printer for details.
• Certain print service providers may not support DPOF or
may support different printing protocols. In this case, you
will need to perform printing in accordance with the
instructions provided by the print service you are using.
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until the one you want to print is on the
monitor screen.
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copies.
■ Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All
the Images
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 0 if you do not want to print the image.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Use [S] and [T] to specify the number of
6. If you want to include the date in the image,
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF Printing”
press [BS] to change the displayed date
stamping setting to “On”.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “All images” and
and then press [X].
• To turn off date stamping, press [BS] so “Off” is
displayed.
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 to configure settings for other
images, if you want.
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 0 if you do not want to print.
7. After everything is the way you want, press
[SET] to save the settings.
5. If you want to include the date in the images,
press [BS] to change the displayed date
stamping setting to “On”.
• To turn off date stamping, press [BS] so “Off” is
displayed.
6. After everything is the way you want, press
[SET] to save the settings.
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Clear DPOF settings when you no longer need them!
Date Stamping
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is
complete. This means that if you perform another printing
operation without clearing DPOF settings, printing will be
performed in accordance with the last settings you configured. If
you no longer need the currently configured DPOF settings, use
the procedure under “Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for
All the Images” to change the number of copies setting for all the
images to 00.
You can use any one of the following three methods to include
the recording date in the printout of an image.
• Configure DPOF settings on the camera to specify date
stamping (page 206)
– If an image already has the date or time stamped into it
using the camera’s Date Stamping feature, turning on
DPOF date stamping will cause the two dates to be
stamped in the same location. Be sure to turn off DPOF
date stamping when printing an image that is stamped with
the camera’s Date Stamping function.
– Some printers may ignore time stamp settings or may not
support DPOF at all. Check the user documentation that
comes with your printer for details.
– Note that some professional print services do not support
DPOF printing. Check with your service before ordering
prints.
• The camera’s Date Stamping feature stamps the date and
time directly into the image data (page 135).
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be
sure to tell them that it includes DPOF settings for the images to
be printed and the number of copies. If you don’t, the print
service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF
settings, or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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• You can insert dates using the bundled Photo Loader
with HOT ALBUM (page 213) software (Windows only).
• Request date stamping when ordering prints from a
professional print service
– Some print services do not support date printing. Check
with your service for more information.
Supported Protocols
Your camera supports the protocols described below.
■ PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT
• PictBridge
Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA)
• USB DIRECT-PRINT
Seiko Epson Corporation
■ PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a
printer that also supports PRINT Image Matching
III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image,
and produce exactly the type of image you want.
PRINT Image Matching and PRINT Image Matching III are
trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
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■ Exif Print
Printing on a printer that also supports Exif
Print (Exif 2.2) uses information about
shooting conditions recorded with the image
to enhance printed image quality.
Contact your printer manufacturer for information about models
that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
* You can also transfer images to a computer for viewing and
storage without connecting the camera, by removing the
memory card from the camera and reading the contents of the
card with your computer (page 237).
What you can do
Connecting the camera to a computer provides you with the
capabilities described below.
View and
store
images*
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera
with your computer and when using the bundled software are
different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a
Windows Computer” on page 212.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a
Macintosh” on page 230.
You can use your computer to view camera
images and for long-term storage of images.
You can manage, edit, and print images stored
Manage,
on your computer.
edit, and
• Refer to the explanations later in this section
print images
and install the required software on your
computers.
Transfer
images to
the camera
On a Windows computer (only), you can
transfer images from your computer to camera
memory.
• You can even transfer images that were not
originally recorded with the camera. You can
capture (cut) a portion of the image (web
page, map, etc.) currently on your computer
screen and transfer it to camera memory.
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Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
Objective
Transfer
images to the
camera
Install the required software in accordance with what version of
Windows you are running and what you want to do.
Objective
• Viewing
images on
a computer
• Storing
images on
a computer
Transfer of
images from
the camera
and
management
of images on
the computer
Windows
Version
Install this software:
Vista/XP/
2000/Me
–
(USB driver not required.)
98SE/98
USB driver Type B
• You can download the
USB driver from the
official EXILIM Website at
http://www.exilim.com/
Vista/XP/
2000
See
page:
Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM 3.1
DirectX 9.0c (When DirectX
9.0 or higher is not installed
on the computer already.)
Play movies
XP/2000
QuickTime 7
Edit movies
Vista/XP/
2000/Me/
98SE/98
–
• Use commercial software
as required.
Upload movie
files to
YouTube
Vista/
XP (SP2)/
2000 (SP4)
YouTube Uploader for
CASIO
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Windows
Version
Vista/XP/
2000/Me/
98SE/98
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226
Adobe Reader 8
(Not required if already
installed.)
2000/Me/
98SE/98
–
• If your computer does not
already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat
Reader installed, go to
the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website to
download and the
version of Adobe Reader
or Adobe Acrobat Reader
that is compatible with
your computer’s
operating system.
View the
User’s Guide
See
page:
Photo Transport 1.0
Vista/XP/
2000 (SP4)
–
214
Install this software:
229
–
222
–
224
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■ Computer System Requirements for
Bundled Software
Photo Transport 1.0
Memory : At least 64MB
Computer system requirements are different for each of the
applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the particular
application you are trying to use. Note that the values provided
here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of
images and the sizes of the images being handled.
HD
HD
: At least 180MB
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1
Other
: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
HD
: At least 2MB
Adobe Reader 8
CPU
: Pentium III Class Processor
Memory : At least 128MB
: At least 2GB
QuickTime 7
Other : Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
DirectX 9.0 or higher
Windows Media Player 9 or higher
QuickTime 7 or higher
CPU
: Pentium or higher
Memory : At least 128MB
OS
: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 / XP
IMPORTANT!
DirectX 9.0c
• For details about the minimum system requirements for
each software application, see the “Read me” files on the
CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera.
HD: 65MB for installation (18MB on hard disk)
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
• Sufficient memory to run the operating system
• Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on
the YouTube site
• Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the
YouTube site
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■ Precautions for Windows Vista Users
Viewing and Storing Images on a
Computer
• Photo Transport will not run under Windows Vista 64 bit
Version.
• Photo Transport can be used only by users logged in with
Administrator privileges.
• Operation on a self-made computer or under a dual-processor
environment is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer
environments.
• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM provides a function for
migrating image data previously saved with Photo Loader,
which means you still will have access to your existing image
archives.
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You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on
your computer by connecting to the camera.
• You can connect the camera to your computer to view and
store images (snapshot and movie files).
– USB driver installation is not required in the case of
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Me. Simply connect the
camera to your computer.
– If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, you need
to install the USB driver (page 212). You can download the
USB driver from the official EXILIM Website at
http://www.exilim.com/
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
the First Time
If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, do not
try to establish a connection between the camera and
computer before installing the USB driver on the
computer.
1. Make sure the camera’s battery is fully
charged.
If you do, the computer will not be able to recognize the
camera.
If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, be sure to
install the USB driver.
Do not connect the camera to your computer without installing
the USB driver first.
2. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Mass Storage”, and
General Procedure
then press [SET].
1) Connecting the camera to your computer (page 215).
2) View and copy the images you want (page 218).
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• Some metal of the plug is visible
even when the plug is inserted
correctly.
• Take care when connecting the USB
cable to the camera or your
computer. USB ports and cable plugs are shaped for
proper positioning.
5. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera’s USB/AV connector and your
computer’s USB port.
USB Port
USB Cable
6. Turn on the camera.
USB/AV connector
Making sure that the T mark on the camera is
aligned with the S mark of the USB cable plug,
connect the cable to the camera.
• When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s
USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it
click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully
can result in poor communication or malfunction of the
connected components.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
after the First Time
Camera-Computer Connection
Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation lamp lighting
green. In this mode, your computer recognizes the memory card
loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in memory if it does
not have a memory card loaded) as a removable disk.
From now on, you will not have to perform steps 3 through 5 in
the above procedure when you connect the camera to your
computer (unless you change the camera’s USB settings for
some reason).
• With some Windows setups, you may see a guidance
message appear on your display to let you know about the
new removable disk. If this happens, simply close the
guidance message dialog box.
Since you need to configure menu settings only the first time you
connect the camera to your computer, later connections are
much simpler.
1. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera and your computer.
2. Turn on the camera.
Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation lamp
lighting green.
IMPORTANT!
• Never disconnect the USB cable without exiting the USB
mode first. Doing so can corrupt image data. See
“Disconnect the camera from the computer” on page 220
for the correct steps you need to perform to disconnect the
camera from the computer safely.
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■ Viewing Camera Images on Your Computer
5. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
After connecting the camera to your computer, you can view
camera images on your computer screen.
This displays the image.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder
Structure” on page 238.
1. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
NOTE
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed
on your computer screen in its original (unrotated)
orientation.
2. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the
camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a
removable disk.
3. Double-click the “DCIM” folder.
4. Double-click the folder that contains the image
you want to view.
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■ Saving an Image on Your Computer
5. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Documents”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Documents”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Documents” to open it.
In order to work on an image or put it into an album, you must
first save it to your computer. To save a camera image to your
computer, you must first establish a connection between them.
1. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “My Documents”,
the next step will overwrite it. If you want to keep the
existing “DCIM” folder, you need to change its name or
move it to a different location before performing the next
step.
2. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
6. On the “My Documents” “Edit” menu, select
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the
camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a
removable disk.
“Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it
contains) into your “My Documents” folder. You now have a
copy of the files that are in camera memory on your
computer.
3. Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
4. On the shortcut menu that appears, click
“Copy”.
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■ Disconnect the camera from the computer
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or
rename any image files that are in the camera’s built-in
memory or memory card. Doing so can cause problems
with the camera’s image management data, which will
make it impossible to play back images on the camera and
can drastically alter remaining memory capacity. Whenever
you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do
so only on images that are stored on your computer.
• Never unplug the USB cable or operate the camera while
viewing or storing images. Doing so can cause data to
become corrupted.
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Windows Vista/XP/98SE/98 Users
Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button. After making sure that the
camera’s operation lamp is not lit green, disconnect the camera
from the computer.
Windows 2000/Me Users
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and
disable the drive number assigned to the camera. Next,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera, and then turn off the
camera.
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3. Click “Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1” to
Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on the Computer
select it and then click “Read me.”
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
To manage images on your computer, you need to install the
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM application from the CD-ROM
that comes with the camera.
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM lets you import images from the
camera to your computer automatically, to arrange images by
recording date, and to display images in a calendar format.
4. Click “Install” for Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
■ Installing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
computer screen to install Photo Loader with
HOT ALBUM.
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
Checking Your Computer’s DirectX Version
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
In order to manage images using Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM, your computer also needs to have Microsoft DirectX 9.0
or higher installed. You can check the installed version of
Microsoft DirectX using your PC’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
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1. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Playing Movies
Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools”
and then “System Information”.
You can play back movies on a computer that
has QuickTime 7 or higher installed. To play
back a movie, first copy it to your computer
and then double-click the movie file.
2. On the “Tools” menu, select “DirectX
Diagnostic Tool”.
3. On the “System” tab, check to make sure that
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
the “DirectX Version” is 9.0 or higher.
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
4. Click “Exit” to exit the DirectX Diagnostic
Tool.
• If your PC already has Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, you do not need to install Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
from the bundled CD-ROM.
• If your computer does not have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or
higher installed, install Microsoft DirectX 9.0c from the
bundled CD-ROM.
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language you want.
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■ Minimum Computer System Requirements
for Movie Playback
3. Click “QuickTime 7” to select it and then click
“Read me”.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
The minimum system requirements described below are
necessary to play back movies recorded with this camera on a
Windows computer.
Operating System : Windows Vista/XP/2000
4. Click “Install” for QuickTime 7.
Memory
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
: Pentium M, 1GHz or higher
Pentium 4, 2GHz or higher
Required Software : QuickTime 7
DirectX 9.0c
computer screen to install QuickTime 7.
IMPORTANT!
• The above is the recommended environment. Configuring
this environment does not guarantee proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the minimum requirements
described above, certain settings and other installed
software may interfere with proper playback of movies.
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3. Click “YouTube Uploader for CASIO” to select
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
it and then click “Read me.”
To simplify uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For
You Tube” BEST SHOT scene, install YouTube Uploader for
CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
What is YouTube?
4. Click “Install” for YouTube Uploader for
YouTube is a site managed by YouTube, LLC. At YouTube, you
can upload movies you recorded and view movies that have
been uploaded by others. You need to register as a YouTube
user before you can upload movies there.
CASIO.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen to install YouTube Uploader
for CASIO.
■ Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
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■ Uploading a movie file to YouTube
5. The left side of the display will have an area
for inputting a title, category, and other
information required for uploading to
YouTube. Enter the required information.
IMPORTANT!
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you
need to go to the YouTube website
(http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including
neighboring copyrights) unless you yourself own the
copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
6. The right side of the display shows a list of
movie files in camera memory. Select the
check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
7. After everything is the way you want, click the
1. Record the movie you want to upload using
[Upload] button to upload the file.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit
the application.
the “For YouTube” BEST SHOT scene.
2. If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the
Internet.
IMPORTANT!
• The maximum file size for upload to the YouTube website
is 100MB.
3. Connect the camera to your computer.
• See page 215 for information about connecting the
camera to your computer.
4. Turn on the camera.
• YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• The first time you start up YouTube Uploader, a dialog
box will appear and ask you to enter your YouTube user
ID and your password, and to configure network
environment settings. Follow the instructions on the
dialog box and then click the [OK] button.
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Transferring Images to the Camera
4. Click “Install” for Photo Transport.
In order to return images from your computer memory back to
the camera, install Photo Transport on your computer from the
CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen to install Photo Transport.
■ Transferring image files to the camera
■ Installing Photo Transport
1. First, connect the camera to your computer.
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
• See page 215 for information about connecting the
camera to your computer.
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo
Transport”.
This starts up Photo Transport.
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
• Regardless of the language you select, the English
version of Photo Transport is installed.
3. Click “Photo Transport” to select it and then
click “Read me.”
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
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3. Drop the image data you want to transfer to
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the
the camera onto the Photo Transport Transfer
button.
display to transfer the image file to the
camera.
Move your mouse pointer to the image file you want to
transfer, and then hold down your mouse button. Keeping
your mouse button depressed, drag the mouse pointer and
the image file along with it to the Photo Transport Transfer
button, and then release the mouse button.
• The image transfer method and detailed image settings
used depend on the Photo Transport settings. For details,
see Photo Transport help (page 229).
IMPORTANT!
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
• Only image files of the following formats can be transferred
to the camera: JPG, JPEG, JPE, and BMP. The transfer
operation converts BMP files to JPEG format.
Help button
Settings button
Exit button
Transfer button
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■ Transferring screen captures to the camera
5. Use your mouse to select the area of the
screen you want to capture.
1. First, connect the camera to your computer.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area
you want to capture and then hold down your mouse button.
Keeping your mouse button depressed, drag the pointer
down to the right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
• See page 215 for information about connecting the
camera to your computer.
2. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo
Transport”.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3. Display the screen whose screen capture you
want to transfer.
4. Click the Photo Transport Capture button.
Capture area
Capture button
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6. Follow the instructions that appear on the
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
display to transfer a capture of the selected
area to the camera.
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• The image transfer method and detailed image settings
used depend on the Photo Transport settings. For details,
see Photo Transport help (page 229).
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
IMPORTANT!
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG
format.
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
■ Photo Transport Setup and Help
3. Click “Manual” to select it and then click
Clicking the Settings button will display a dialog box that you can
use to configure image transfer settings, to specify the transfer
method, etc. For detailed information about the setup,
operational procedures, and troubleshooting, click the Help
button.
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“Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer in order to view the contents of
a PDF file. If you do not already have Adobe Reader or
Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from
the bundled CD-ROM.
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User Registration
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of
course, you need to be able to connect to the Internet with your
computer.
Install the required software in accordance with what version of
the Macintosh OS you are running and what you want to do.
Objective
1. Click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user
registration website. Follow the instructions that appear
on your computer screen to register.
• Viewing
images on
your
Macintosh
• Storing
images on
your
Macintosh
Exiting the CD-ROM Menu
On the CD-ROM menu, click “Exit”.
Transfer of
images from
the camera
and
management
of images on
your
Macintosh
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OS
Version
Install this software:
OS 9/OS X • USB driver not required.
See
page:
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OS 9
• Use commercially
available software.
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OS X
• Use iPhoto, which comes
bundled with your
operating system.
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Objective
OS
Version
OS 9
• Movie file playback not
supported.
OS X
• Movie file playback
supported under OS X
v10.3.9 or higher when
QuickTime 7 or higher is
installed.
Play movies
View the
User’s Guide
Install this software:
OS 9/OS X
Viewing and Storing Images on a
Macintosh
See
page:
• Use Adobe Reader or
Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which comes bundled with
your operating system.
You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on
your Macintosh by connecting to the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
• Connection is not supported to a Macintosh running Mac
OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X 10.0. Connection is
supported to a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or OS X (10.1,
10.2, 10.3, 10.4) only. Use the standard USB driver that
comes with the operating system for connection.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh
the First Time
1. Make sure the camera’s battery is fully
charged.
2. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode.
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• When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s
USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it
click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully
can result in poor communication or malfunction of the
connected components.
• Some metal of the plug is visible
even when the plug is inserted
correctly.
• Take care when connecting the USB
cable to the camera or your
computer. USB ports and cable plugs are shaped for
proper positioning.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Mass Storage”, and
then press [SET].
5. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera’s USB/AV connector and your
computer’s USB port.
USB Port
USB Cable
6. Turn on the camera.
USB/AV connector
Making sure that the T mark on the camera is
aligned with the S mark of the USB cable plug,
connect the cable to the camera.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh
after the First Time
Camera-Macintosh Connection
Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation lamp lighting
green. In this mode, your Macintosh recognizes the memory
card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in memory if it
does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive.
The appearance of the drive icon depends on the Mac OS
version you are using.
From now on, you will not have to perform steps 3 through 5 in
the above procedure when you connect the camera to your
Macintosh (unless you change the camera’s USB settings for
some reason).
Since you need to configure menu settings only the first time you
connect the camera to your Macintosh, later connections are
much simpler.
1. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. Turn on the camera.
Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation lamp
lighting green.
IMPORTANT!
• Never disconnect the USB cable without exiting the USB
mode first. Doing so can corrupt image data. See
“Disconnect the camera from the Macintosh” on page 235
for the correct steps you need to perform to disconnect the
camera from the Macintosh safely.
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■ Viewing Camera Images on Your Macintosh
■ Saving an Image on Your Macintosh
After connecting the camera to your Macintosh, you can view
camera images on your Macintosh screen.
In order to work on an image to put it into an album, you must
first save it to your Macintosh. To save a camera image to your
Macintosh, you must first establish a connection between them.
1. Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
1. Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2. Double-click the “DCIM” folder.
2. Drop the “DCIM” folder into the folder where
3. Double-click the folder that contains the image
you want to store it.
you want to view.
This copies the “DCIM” folder to the folder on your
Macintosh.
4. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
This displays the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your Macintosh
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause image “burn in”.
NOTE
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed
on your Macintosh screen in its original (unrotated)
orientation.
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■ Disconnect the camera from the Macintosh
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or
rename any image files that are in the camera’s built-in
memory or memory card. Doing so can cause problems
with the camera’s image management data, which will
make it impossible to play back images on the camera and
can drastically alter remaining memory capacity. Whenever
you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do
so only on images that have been copied to your
Macintosh.
• Never unplug the USB cable or operate the camera while
viewing or storing images. Doing so can cause data to
become corrupted.
1. On your Macintosh screen, drag the camera
drive to Trash.
2. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button. After
making sure that the camera’s operation lamp
is not lit, disconnect the camera from the
Macintosh.
Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on Your
Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using
iPhoto, which comes bundled with your operating system.
NOTE
• If you are running Mac OS 9, use commercially available
software.
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Playing Movies
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You can use QuickTime, which comes
bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies. To play back a movie, first copy
the movie to your Macintosh and then doubleclick the movie file.
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer in order to view the contents of a
PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems Incorporated
website and install Acrobat Reader.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
■ Minimum Computer System Requirements
for Movie Playback
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
The minimum system requirements described below are
necessary to use your Macintosh to play back movies recorded
with this camera.
OS
: OS X 10.3.9 or greater
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for
English.)
Required Software : QuickTime 7 or greater
IMPORTANT!
Registering as a User
• The above is the recommended environment. Configuring
this environment does not guarantee proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the minimum requirements
described above, certain settings and other installed
software may interfere with proper playback of movies.
• Movie file playback is not supported under OS 9.
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Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO
website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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■ Other types of computers
Reading Files Directly from a Memory
Card
Use either of the method described below.
– Use a commercially
available memory card
reader/writer that is
appropriate for the
memory card you are
using. See the user
documentation that comes with the memory card reader/
writer for details about how to use it.
– Use a commercially available PC card reader/writer and a
commercially available PC card adapter that is appropriate
to the type of memory card you are using. See the user
documentation that comes with the PC card reader/writer
and PC card adapter for details about how to use them.
The method you should use to read files from a memory card
depends on the type of computer you have. Some typical
examples are shown below. After you connect, use the same
procedures as those that you use when the camera is connected
to your computer.
■ If your computer has a memory card slot
After checking to make sure that your computer’s card slot is
compatible with the memory card you are using to store images,
insert the memory card into the slot.
■ If your computer has a PC card slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter that is
appropriate for the memory card. For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and your
computer.
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■ Memory Folder Structure
Memory Card Data
(DCIM Folder)
DCIM
The camera stores images you shoot and other data in
accordance with the Design Rule for Camera File System
(DCF).
■ About DCF
DCF is a system that defines both image file formats and the
structure of the folders that store data. This makes it possible for
a digital camera, printer, or other DCF-compliant device to
display or print image data from another DCF device.
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.MOV
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
(Recording Folder)
(Image File)
(Movie File)
(Audio File)
(Audio Snapshot Image File)
(Audio Snapshot Audio File)
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
(Recording Folder)
(Recording Folder)
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
(DPOF File Folder)
(DPOF File)
SCENE *2
UEZ77001.JPE
UEZ77002.JPE
(BEST SHOT Folder)
(User Setup File)
(User Setup File)
FAVORITE *2
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
(FAVORITE Folder)
(Recording File)
(Recording File)
FAMILY *2
(Family Face Recognition Folder)
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
(Background Music Folder)
(Background Music File)
(Background Music File)
STARTING.JPG *2
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• DPOF File Folder
Folder that contains DPOF files, etc.
• BEST SHOT Folder
Folder that contains BEST SHOT user setup files
• User Setup File
File of a BEST SHOT user setup
• FAVORITE Folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files. Size of images is
320 × 240 pixels.
• Family Face Recognition Folder
Folder that contains face members recorded for family
members. Any manipulation of the data in the “FAMILY” folder
can cause the camera to stop operating properly. Never
delete or edit any data in the “FAMILY” folder.
• Background Music Folder
Folder created when you switch to your own choice of
background music.
• Startup Screen File
File for storing the startup screen image. This file is created
when you specify an image for use as the startup screen
image.
*1 Other folders are created when the following BEST SHOT
scenes are used for recording: “For eBay” or “Auction”
(scene name depends on camera model), or “For YouTube”.
The following shows the name of the folder created for each
scene.
– eBay scene: 100_EBAY
– Auction scene: 100_AUCT
– YouTube scene: 100YOUTB
*2 Indicates files that can be created in built-in memory only.
Folder and File Contents
• DCIM Folder
Folder that contains all of the camera files
• Recording Folder
Folder that contains files recorded with the camera
• Image File
File of an image shot with the camera. Extension is “JPG”.
• Movie File
File of a movie shot with the camera. Extension is “MOV”.
• Audio File
Audio recording file. Extension is “WAV”.
• Audio Snapshot Image File
Image file of an audio snapshot. Extension is “JPG”.
• Audio Snapshot Audio File
Audio recording file of an audio snapshot. Extension is
“WAV”.
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■ Supported Image Files
■ Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data
Handling Precautions
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
Even if an image is DCF-compliant, this camera still may not be
able to display it. When displaying an image recorded on
another camera, it may take a long time for the image to appear
on this camera’s monitor screen.
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• When saving camera data to a computer hard disk, MO disk,
or other medium, be sure to transfer the entire DCIM folder
and its contents. Changing the name of the DCIM to a date or
something similar after you copy it to your computer is a good
way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders. When moving the
folder back to the camera, however, be sure to change its
name back to DCIM. This camera does not recognize any
folder name besides DCIM.
All of the other folders inside the DCIM folder must also have
their original names if you transfer them back to the camera.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the
“Memory Folder Structure” shown on page 238 in order for the
camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
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APPENDIX
Back
General Guide
78
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each part
is explained.
9
bk
bl
■ Camera
Front
[S]
[W]
12
34
6
1 Shutter (page 60)
2 [ON/OFF] (Power)
[T]
(page 43)
3 Self-timer Lamp
(pages 58, 76, 250)
4 Microphone
(pages 58, 81, 92)
5 Lens
6 Flash (page 71)
bq bp bo bn bm
7 Operation Lamp
(pages 43, 60, 250)
8 Zoom Button
(pages 68, 156, 157)
9 [ ] (REC) Button
(pages 43, 199)
bk Control Button
([S], [T], [W], [X])
bl Strap Hole (page 2)
bm [SET] Button
bn [BS] Button (page 97)
bo [MENU] Button (page 50)
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[X]
[SET]
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bp [
] (PLAY) Button
(pages 43, 199)
bq Monitor Screen (page 52)
APPENDIX
■ Battery Charger
Bottom
1
ck bt bs
2
br
br Battery/Memory Card Slots (pages 36, 47)
bs USB/AV Connector (pages 203, 216, 232)
bt Tripod Hole
3
1 [CHARGE] lamp
2 Contacts
3 AC jack
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
ck Speaker (page 145)
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APPENDIX
Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the indicators and figures that can appear on the
monitor screen in various modes. They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
■ Snapshot Recording Mode
Panel : On
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bk
bl
bm
bn
bo
bp
bq
br
bn bt bs
ck
1 Focus Mode (page 115)
2 Continuous Shutter Mode (page 78)
3 Self-timer Mode (page 76)
4 Recording Mode
5 Digital zoom indicator (page 69)
6 Metering Mode (page 130)
7 Remaining Snapshot Memory Capacity
(page 259)
8 Snapshot Image Size (page 62)
Panel : Off
easy Mode
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bm
cl
cm
ck
bp
9
bn
bt
bs
br
9 Snapshot Image Quality (page 64)
bk Flash Mode (page 71)
bl Face Recognition Setting (page 82)
bm Anti Shake Indicator (page 102)
bn ISO Sensitivity (page 129)
bo White Balance Setting (page 126)
bp Exposure Compensation (page 125)
bq easy Mode (page 65)
br Date/Time (page 193)
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8
bk
3
cm
ck
br
bs Shutter Speed (page 61)
bt Aperture Value (page 61)
ck Battery Level Indicator (page 40)
cl Histogram (page 136)
cm Focus Frame (pages 59, 120)
APPENDIX
■ Movie Recording Mode
IMPORTANT!
• The aperture value, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity will
all turn orange if any one of them is not correct when the
shutter button is half-pressed.
1
Panel : On
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
bk
9
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Panel : Off
6
bk
2
3
8
9
1 Recording Mode
2 Remaining Movie Memory Capacity (page 91)
3 Movie Image Quality (page 90)
4 Focus Mode (page 115)
5 Self-timer Mode (page 76)
6 Anti Shake Indicator (page 102)
7 White Balance Setting (page 126)
8 Exposure Compensation (page 125)
9 Battery Level Indicator (page 40)
bk Histogram (page 136)
B
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■ Snapshot Playback Mode
12
■ Movie Playback Mode
3
12
4
5
6
7
8
9
bq
bp
4
5
6
bo bnbmblbk
7
1 File Type (page 144)
bn Recording Mode
2 Protect Indicator (page 181) bo Battery Level Indicator
(page 40)
3 Folder Name/File Name
(page 180)
bp Histogram (page 136)
4 Snapshot Image Quality bq Exposure Compensation
(page 64)
3
1 File Type (page 146)
2 Protect Indicator (page 181)
3 Folder Name/File Name
(page 180)
4 Movie Recording Time
(page 125)
(page 146)
5 Snapshot Image Size
5 Movie Image Quality
(page 62)
(page 90)
6 ISO Sensitivity (page 129)
7 Aperture Value (page 61)
8 Shutter Speed (page 61)
9 Date/Time (page 193)
bk Metering Mode (page 130)
bl White Balance Setting
6 Date/Time (page 193)
7 Battery Level Indicator
(page 40)
(page 126)
bm Flash Mode (page 71)
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The tables in this section show the items that appears on the
menus that appear on the monitor screen when you press
[MENU]. The items included on the menus depend on whether
the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode.
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
■ REC Mode
REC Tab Menu
Focus
(Auto Focus)* /
Macro /
(Pan Focus) /
(Infinity) /
(Manual Focus)
•
(Auto Focus) indicator is not displayed
during movie recording.
Continuous
Normal Speed / High Speed / Flash Cont. / Off*
Self-timer
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off*
Face
Recognition
Family First / Normal / Off* / Priority /
Record Family / Edit Family
Anti Shake
Auto / Off*
AF Area
Spot* /
Multi /
Quick Shutter
On* / Off
Audio Snap
On / Off*
Grid
On / Off*
Digital Zoom
On* / Off
Review
On* / Off
Icon Help
On* / Off
Memory
BEST SHOT: On / Off*
Flash: On* / Off
Focus: On / Off*
White Balance: On / Off*
ISO: On / Off*
AF Area: On* / Off
Metering: On / Off*
Self-timer: On / Off*
Flash Intensity: On / Off*
Digital Zoom: On* / Off
MF Position: On / Off*
Zoom Position: On / Off*
Tracking
easy Mode
On / Off*
L/R Key
Metering / EV Shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off*
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Quality Tab Menu
Sharpness
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
7M (3072 × 2304)* / 3:2 (3072 × 2048) /
16:9 (3072 × 1728) / 5M (2560 × 1920) /
3M (2048 × 1536) / 2M (1600 × 1200) /
VGA (640 × 480)
Saturation
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Contrast
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Quality
(Snapshots)
Fine / Normal* / Economy
Flash Assist
Auto* / Off
Quality
(Movies)
UHQ / UHQ Wide / HQ* / HQ Wide / Normal /
LP
EV Shift
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0* /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
White Balance
Auto* /
(Daylight) /
(Overcast) /
(Shade) /
N (Day White Fluorescent) /
D (Daylight Fluorescent) /
(Tungsten) / Manual
ISO
Auto* / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 /
ISO 800
Size
Metering
Multi* /
Center weighted /
Dynamic Range
Expand +2 / Expand +1 / Off*
Portrait Refiner
Noise Filter +2 / Noise Filter +1 / Off*
Color Filter
Off* / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
Spot
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Set Up Tab Menu
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT)* /
PTP (PictBridge)
Wide* / 4:3
Video Out
NTSC 4:3 / NTSC 16:9 / PAL 4:3 / PAL 16:9
Startup* / Half Shutter / Shutter / Operation /
Operation /
Play
Format
Format / Cancel*
Reset
Reset / Cancel*
Panel
On* / Off
Display
Sounds
Startup
On (Selectable image) / Off*
File No.
Continue* / Reset
World Time
Home* / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
B
Timestamp
Date / Date&Time / Off*
Adjust
Time setting
Date Style
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Language
Changes the screen text language.
• The number and types of languages depend
on the geographic area where the camera
was marketed.
Sleep
30 sec / 1 min* / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
1 min* / 2 min / 5 min
REC / PLAY
Power On* / Power On/Off / Disable
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■ PLAY Mode
Date/Time
–
PLAY Tab Menu
Rotation
Rotate* / Cancel
Resize
5M (2560 × 1920)* / 3M (2048 × 1536) /
VGA (640 × 480) / Cancel
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
Built-in
Slideshow
Start* / Images / Time / Interval / Effect / Cancel
Calendar
–
Layout Print
–
MOTION PRINT
Anti Shake
9 frames* / 1 frame / Cancel
Movie Editing
Dynamic Range
Cut (Before) /
Cut (Between) /
Cut (After) / Cancel*
Built-in / Cancel
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the REC
mode and PLAY mode.
Expand +2 / Expand +1 / Cancel*
White Balance
B
Card* / Card
On / Off*
(Daylight) /
(Overcast) /
(Shade) /
N (Day White Fluorescent) /
D (Daylight Fluorescent) /
(Tungsten) / Cancel*
Brightness
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Keystone
–
Color
Correction
–
Favorites
Show* / Save / Cancel
DPOF Printing
Select images* / All images / Cancel
Protect
On* / All Files : On / Cancel
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■ REC Mode
Indicator Lamps
Operation Lamp
The camera has lamps: an Operation Lamp and an Self-timer
Lamp. These Lamps light and flash to indicate the current
operational status of the camera.
Meaning
Color
Status
Lit
Operation Lamp
Green
Storing movie or processing image. / Image is
Flashing being stored. / Cannot Auto Focus. / Card is
being formatted. / Powering down.
Lit
Red
Self-timer Lamp
Operational (Power on). / Auto Focus operation
was successful. / LCD is off or in sleep state.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error.
Memory card problem. / Memory card is
Flashing unformatted. / BEST SHOT setup cannot be
registered. / Low battery alert.
Amber Flashing Flash is charging.
Self-timer Lamp
Meaning
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Color
Status
Red
Flashing
Self-timer countdown.
APPENDIX
Battery Charger Lamp Reference
IMPORTANT!
• Never remove the memory card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing green. Doing so will cause the
image you shot to be lost.
The battery charger has a [CHARGE] lamp that lights or flashes
in accordance with the battery charger operation that is being
performed.
[CHARGE] lamp
■ PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Meaning
Color
Status
Lit
Green
Operational (Power on).
One of the following operations is in progress:
Delete, DPOF, protect, copy, format, resize,
Flashing trimming, adding audio to snapshot, keystone
correction, color correction, MOTION PRINT,
Layout Print, movie editing, power down.
Lit
[CHARGE] lamp
Memory card is locked. / Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error.
Lit Red
Red
Flashing
Memory card problem. / Memory card is
unformatted. / Low battery alert.
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Meaning
Charging
Flashing Red
Battery charger or battery abnormality
Off
Charging complete or charge standby state
(Ambient temperature is too high or too low.)
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Troubleshooting Guide
Finding the Problem and Fixing It
Problem
Possible Causes and Action
Power Supply
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery may not be oriented correctly (page 38).
2) The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 36). If the battery goes dead soon after being
charged, it means the battery has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced. Purchase a
separately available CASIO NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off may have activated (page 44). Turn power back on.
2) The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 36).
3) The camera’s protection function may have activated because camera temperature is too high. Turn off
the camera and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Power does not turn off.
Nothing happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reinsert it.
Image Recording
B
Image is not recorded when
the shutter button is pressed.
1) If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [
] (REC) to enter the REC mode.
2) If the flash is charging, wait until the charge operation finishes.
3) If the message “Memory Full” appears, transfer images to your computer, delete images you no longer
need, or use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly.
1) If the lens is dirty, clean it off.
2) The subject may not be in the center of the focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting may not be a type that is not compatible with Auto Focus (page 67). Use
manual focus (page 123).
4) You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting with Anti Shake (page 102) or use a tripod.
5) You may be using Quick Shutter and pressing the shutter button all the way, resulting in poor focus.
Half-press the shutter button and allow enough time for Auto Focus to focus.
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Problem
Possible Causes and Action
The subject is out of focus in
the recorded image.
The image may not be focused properly. When composing the image, make sure the subject is located
inside the focus frame.
The flash does not fire.
1) If “
” (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to another mode (page 71).
2) If the battery is dead, charge it (page 36).
3) If a BEST SHOT scene that uses the “
” (Flash Off) flash mode is selected, change to a different
flash mode (page 71) or select a different BEST SHOT scene (page 97).
Camera powers down during
self-timer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 36).
The monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the image. Focus the image (page 123).
2) You may be using the macro mode
for scenery or portraits. Use Auto Focus for scenery and
portrait shots (page 116).
3) You may be trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity mode
when shooting a close-up shot. Use the
Macro mode for close ups (page 117).
There is a vertical line on the
monitor screen.
Shooting a very brightly lit subject can cause a vertical band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is
a CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that
vertical smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a
movie.
There is digital noise in
images.
1) Sensitivity may have been increased automatically for a dark subject, which increases the chance of
digital noise. Use a light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
2) You may be attempting to shoot in a dark location while “
” (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode,
which can increase digital noise and make images appear coarse. In this case, change to a different
flash mode (page 71) or use lights for illumination.
3) Flash assist may be enabled for snapshots, which can cause an increase in digital noise. Use a light or
some other means to illuminate the subject.
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Problem
Possible Causes and Action
An image I shot was not
saved.
1) Camera power may have been turned off before the save operation was complete, which will result in
the image not being saved. When the battery indicator shows “
”, charge the battery as soon as
possible (page 36).
2) You may have removed the memory card from the camera before the save operation was complete,
which will result in the image not being saved. Do not remove the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
Though available lighting is
bright, the faces of people in
the image are dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects. Change the flash mode setting to “
synchro flash (page 71), or use adjust EV shift to the + side (page 125).
Subjects are too bright when
shooting images in a
seashore or ski area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause underexposure of images. Change the flash mode
setting to “
” (Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 71), or use adjust EV shift to the + side (page
125).
Digital zoom does not work.
The zoom bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom factor of
3.0.
1) The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital zoom (page 71).
2) Time stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital zoom to be disabled. Turn off time stamping
(page 135).
Recognition of a family
member’s face is not
recognized correctly, even
though the face has been
recorded.
Though face characteristics were recorded for your family member, the data may have been faulty, or the
angle to the face or its expression may be making recognition difficult. Re-record the face of the family
member who is not being recognized (page 84).
The image is out of focus
during movie recording.
1) Focusing is not possible because the subject is outside the focus range. Shoot within the allowable
range.
2) The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 34).
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” (Flash On) for daylight
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Problem
Possible Causes and Action
Playback
The color of the playback
image is different from what
appears on the monitor
screen when shooting.
Sunlight or light from another source may be shining directly into the lens when you are shooting. Position
the camera so sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
Images are not displayed.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a memory card using another digital camera.
I can’t edit images (resizing,
trimming, keystone correction,
color restoration, rotation,
date/time editing).
Note that you cannot edit the following types of imagess.
• Images created with MOTION PRINT
• Movies
• Images recorded with another camera
Other
The wrong date and time are
displayed.
The date and time setting is wrong. Set the correct date and time (page 193).
The messages on the display
are in the wrong language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display language setting (page 197).
I can’t transfer images over a
USB connection.
1) The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all connections.
2) If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, the USB driver may not be installed. Install the USB
driver (page 215), which you can download from the official EXILIM Website at http://www.exilim.com/
3) If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, the USB driver may be installed incorrectly. Reinstall
the USB driver correctly (page 215).
4) The wrong USB communication protocol may be selected. Select the correct USB communication
protocol in accordance with the type of device you are connecting (page 198).
5) If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
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Problem
Display language setting
screen appears when the
camera is turned on.
Possible Causes and Action
1) You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the camera or the battery may have been left with
a dead battery. Check the camera setup (pages 11, 193).
2) There may be a problem with the camera’s built-in memory management area. If this is the case,
perform the reset operation to initialize the camera’s setup (page 143). After that, configure each setting.
If the language selection screen does not re-appear when you turn the camera on, it means that the
camera’s built-in memory management area has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service
center.
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Display Messages
ALERT
B
Card ERROR
The camera’s protection function may have
activated because camera temperature is too
high. Turn off the camera and wait until it cools
down before trying to use it again.
• Any of the following may occur after the
“ALERT” message appears.
1) Power turns off.
2) Movie recording is impossible or movie
length is limited.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction of the image cannot be
performed for some reason. The image will be
stored as-is, without correction (page 106).
Cannot find the
file.
The image you specified with the slideshow
“Images” setting cannot be found. Change the
“Images” setting (page 149) and try again.
Cannot register
any more files.
• You are attempting to save a BEST SHOT
scene when there are already 999 scenes in
the “SCENE” folder (page 101).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already
contains 9999 files (page 183).
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There is something wrong with the memory
card. Turn off the camera, remove the memory
card, and then reload it into the camera. If this
message re-appears when you turn the
camera back on, format the memory card
(page 49).
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting the memory card deletes all
its files. Before formatting, try transferring
recoverable files to a computer or some
other storage device.
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Check
connections!
• You are attempting to connect the camera to
a printer while the camera’s USB settings are
not compatible with the USB system of the
printer (page 202).
• If your computer is running Windows 98SE
or 98, the USB driver may not be installed
(page 215).
Files could not
be saved
because battery
is low.
Battery power is low, so an image file could not
be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
You are trying to record a file while there are
already 9,999 files stored in the 999th folder. If
you want to record more, delete files you no
longer need (page 187).
LENS ERROR
This message appears and the camera turns
off whenever lens performs some unexpected
operation. If the same message appears after
you turn power back on, contact your retailer
or a CASIO service center.
APPENDIX
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/
or of files saved by editing operations. Delete
files you no longer need (page 187).
No Favorites file! The FAVORITE folder does not contain any
files.
Printing Error
An error occurred while printing.
• The printer is turned off.
• The printer generated an error, etc.
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed for
some reason during image data storage.
Shoot the image again.
Replenish ink!
During printing, the printer is running low on
ink or is out of ink.
RETRY POWER
ON
If the lens comes into contact with some
obstacle, this message appears and the
camera turns off. Take action to remove the
obstacle, and try turning on power again.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for
printing. Configure the required DPOF settings
(page 206).
There is no
image to
register.
The setup you are trying to save is for an
image that cannot be saved as a user BEST
SHOT scene.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not
formatted. Format the memory card (page 49).
This file cannot
be played.
The file you are trying to access is corrupted or
is a type that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
This function
cannot be used.
You attempted to copy images from built-in
memory to a memory card while there is no
memory card loaded in the camera (page
185).
This function is
not supported
for this file.
The function you are trying to use cannot be
performed for some reason.
SYSTEM ERROR Your camera system is corrupted. Contact
your retailer or an authorized CASIO service
center.
B
The card is
locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card or
SDHC memory card loaded in the camera is in
the locked position. You cannot store images
to or delete images from a memory card that is
locked.
There are no
files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
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Storage Capacity
Specifications
• Snapshots
■ Main Specifications
Product Type
Digital Camera
Model
EX-Z77
Image
Size
(Pixels)
7M
(3072 ×
2304)
■ Camera Functions
Image Files
Format
Snapshots:
JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF (Design Rule for
Camera File System) 1.0 standard; DPOF
compliant
Movies: H.264/AVC MOV format
Audio: WAV
3:2
(3072 ×
2048)
Recording Media Built-in Memory 11.4 MB
SDHC Memory Card
SD Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
16:9
(3072 ×
1728)
5M
(2560 ×
1920)
3M
(2048 ×
1536)
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Image
Quality
Approximate
Image File
Size
Approximate
Built-in Memory
(11.4 MB)
Capacity
Approximate
SD Memory Card
(1 GB)
Capacity
Fine
4.3 MB
2 images
224 images
Normal
2.31 MB
4 images
418 images
Economy
1.57 MB
7 images
616 images
Fine
3.73 MB
3 images
259 images
Normal
2.02 MB
5 images
478 images
Economy
1.38 MB
8 images
700 images
Fine
3.02 MB
3 images
320 images
Normal
1.66 MB
6 images
582 images
Economy
1.14 MB
10 images
848 images
Fine
2.99 MB
3 images
323 images
Normal
1.62 MB
7 images
597 images
Economy
1.12 MB
10 images
863 images
Fine
2.0 MB
5 images
483 images
Normal
1.15 MB
10 images
841 images
Economy
720 KB
16 images
1343 images
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Image
Size
(Pixels)
2M
(1600 ×
1200)
VGA
(640 ×
480)
Image
Quality
Approximate
Image File
Size
Approximate
Built-in Memory
(11.4 MB)
Capacity
• Movies
Approximate
SD Memory Card
(1 GB)
Capacity
Fine
1.26 MB
9 images
767 images
Normal
790 KB
14 images
1224 images
Economy
470 KB
24 images
2057 images
Fine
330 KB
34 images
2930 images
Normal
190 KB
60 images
5090 images
Economy
140 KB
82 images
6908 images
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Quality
(Pixels)
260
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Approximate
Recording Time
for Builtin
Memory 11.4 MB
Approximate
Recording Time
for SD Memory
Card 1 GB
UHQ
640 × 480
5.8 Megabits/
16 seconds
second
(30 frames/second)
22 minutes,
50 seconds
UHQ
Wide
848 × 480
7.0 Megabits/
13 seconds
second
(30 frames/second)
18 minutes,
55 seconds
HQ
640 × 480
2.8 Megabits/
33 seconds
second
(30 frames/second)
47 minutes,
30 seconds
HQ Wide
848 × 480
3.4 Megabits/
27 seconds
second
(30 frames/second)
39 minutes,
4 seconds
Normal
640 × 480
1.4 Megabits/
67 seconds
second
(30 frames/second)
94 minutes,
54 seconds
LP
320 × 240
545 Kilobits/
172 seconds
second
(15 frames/second)
241 minutes,
8 seconds
APPENDIX
* The number of image values is approximate and are
provided for reference only. The actual number of images
you may be able to record may be less than that indicated
on the monitor screen.
* Image files sizes are approximate and are provided for
reference only. Actual image file sizes vary depending on
subject type.
* The above values are based on use of a Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. PRO HIGH SPEED SD memory card.
The number of images you can save depends on the type of
memory card you are using.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a
memory card of a different capacity, multiply the capacities
in the table by the appropriate value.
* Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording.
Delete
Single-file, all files (with protection)
Effective Pixels
7.2 million
Zoom
3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(Image Size: 7M (3072 × 2304 pixels))
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan
Focus, Infinity mode, manual focus
AF Area: Spot, Multi, or Tracking
Approximate
Focus Range
(from lens
surface)
Auto Focus: 40 cm to
(1.3' to
)
Macro: 10 cm to 50 cm (3.9" to 19.7")
Infinity:
Manual: 10 cm to
(3.9" to
)
• Using optical zoom causes the above ranges
to change.
Exposure
Control
Light Metering: Multi-pattern, center-weighted,
spot by CCD
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: –2EV to +2EV
(in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CCD electronic shutter; mechanical shutter
Snapshot mode (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second
• Shutter speed is different for the following
BEST SHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture
F3.1/4.4 auto switching
• Using optical zoom causes the aperture to
change.
White Balance
Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual switching
Imaging Element 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 7.38 million)
Lens/Focal
Distance
Lenses:
F3.1 (W) to 5.9 (T); f=6.3 (W) to 18.9mm (T)
(equivalent to approximately 38 (W) to
114mm (T) for 35mm film)
6 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lans
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Sensitivity
Snapshots: Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200,
ISO 400, ISO 800
• Snapshots (When “Anti Shake” setting is
“Auto”): ISO 800 (maximum)
Snapshots (When BEST SHOT scene is
“Anti Shake”): ISO 800 (maximum)
Snapshots (When BEST SHOT scene is
“High Sensitivity”): ISO 1600 (maximum)
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: Auto Flash, ON, OFF, Red eye
reduction, Soft Flash
Flash Range:
Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.1 to 3.5 meters
(0.3' to 11.5')
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.6 to 1.9 meters
(2.0' to 6.2')
• Flash Continuous Shutter
Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 1.7 meters
(1.3' to 5.6')
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.6 to 0.9 meters
(2.0' to 3.0')
* ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”
* Depends on zoom factor.
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Recording
Functions
Snapshot; audio snapshot; macro; self-timer;
Continuous shutter; BEST SHOT mode; Face
recognition; movie with audio (Movie, Short
Movie, Past Movie, YouTube); Voice
Recording
• Audio recording is monaural.
Audio Recording
Time
Audio Snapshot: Approximately 30 seconds
maximum per image
Voice Recording: Approximately 35 minutes
with built-in memory
After Recording: Approximately 30 seconds
maximum per image
Monitor Screen
2.6-inch Wide TFT color LCD
114,960 pixels (479 × 240 pixels)
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping
Functions
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data,
Time stamp
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time: City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Input/Output
Terminals
USB/AV connector
USB
USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
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■ Power Requirements
Power Requirements
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
(NP-20) × 1
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30
seconds, during which two images are recorded, one image
with flash; power turned off and back on every time 10 images
are recorded.
Approximate Battery Life:
The values below indicate the amount of time under the
conditions defined below, until power automatically turns off due
to battery failure. They do not guarantee that you will be able to
achieve this level of operation. Low temperatures shorten
battery life.
Operation
*2 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*3 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a
full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, and Auto Focus usage, and the
time the camera is on greatly affects recording time and
number of shots values.
Approximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)*1
190 shots
Continuous Snapshot Playback*2
190 minutes
Continuous Movie Recording
75 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
190 minutes
Supported Battery: NP-20 (Rated Capacitance: 700mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card 1GB (The above values are
based on use of a Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. PRO
HIGH SPEED SD memory card.)
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Power
Consumption
3.7 V DC Approximately 4.0 W
Dimensions
95 (W) × 59 (H) × 19.8 (D) mm
(3.7"(W) × 2.3"(H) × 0.78"(D))
(excluding projections; 16.2 mm (0.64") at
thinnest point)
Weight
Approximately 118 g (4.2 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled
Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20);
Battery charger (BC-11L); AC power cord;
USB cable; AV Cable; Strap; CD-ROM; Basic
Reference
■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-20)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
700 mAh
Operating Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
33.0 (W) × 50.0 (H) × 4.7 (D) mm
(1.3"(W) × 2.0"(H) × 0.19"(D))
Weight
Approximately 16 g (0.56 oz)
■ Battery Charger (BC-11L)
Power Requirement
100 to 240V AC, 80mA, 50/60Hz
Output
4.2V DC, 600 mA
Charging Temperature
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Chargeable Battery
type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-20)
Full Charge Times
Approximately 90 minutes
Dimensions
55 (W) × 20 (H) × 86 (D) mm
(2.2"(W) × 0.79"(H) × 3.4"(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 58 g (2.0 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used
must comply with relevant national and/or international
standards.
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APPENDIX
CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
M10
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