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Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started ...........................................................5
Product Overview ............................................................................... 5
Camera Description ............................................................................ 6
Quick Setup ....................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2: Taking Photos ..........................................................11
Using Instant Review ......................................................................... 12
Using the Image LCD as a Viewfinder ................................................. 14
Tips for Taking the Best Photos ............................................................ 15
Chapter 3: Adjusting the Camera Settings ..................................17
Changing the Photo Quality ............................................................... 17
Using the Flash ................................................................................. 19
Using the Focus ................................................................................ 20
Using the Self-timer ........................................................................... 21
Using the Digital Zoom ...................................................................... 22
Setting the Date and Time .................................................................. 23
Changing the Language .................................................................... 24
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Chapter 4: Reviewing Photos .................................................... 25
Viewing Your Photos ......................................................................... 25
Deleting Your Photos ......................................................................... 26
Magnifying Your Photos .................................................................... 28
Locking and Unlocking Your Photos .................................................... 29
Personalizing Your Welcome Screen ................................................... 30
Chapter 5: Sharing and Printing Photos ..................................... 31
System Requirements ........................................................................ 31
Installing the Software ....................................................................... 32
Connecting the Camera to Your PC .................................................... 32
Downloading Photos to Your PC ......................................................... 34
Chapter 6: CompactFlash Memory Card .................................... 37
Installing and Removing Memory Cards .............................................. 37
Determining if a Memory Card is Full .................................................. 39
Formatting a Memory Card .............................................................. 40
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Chapter 7: Powering Your Camera ............................................41
Determining if the Batteries Need to be Changed ................................. 41
Battery Life ....................................................................................... 42
Replacing the Batteries ...................................................................... 43
Using an AC Power Adapter (recommended) ....................................... 44
Chapter 8: Care, Maintenance and Safety ..................................47
Camera ........................................................................................... 47
AC Power Adapter ........................................................................... 48
Batteries .......................................................................................... 48
Memory Cards ................................................................................. 48
Cleaning the Camera and Lens .......................................................... 49
Camera Specifications ...................................................................... 50
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Assistance ................................51
Problems and Solutions ...................................................................... 51
Getting Assistance ........................................................................... 57
ArcSoft Software Support .................................................................. 61
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Appendix A: Reference ............................................................. 63
Checking the Camera’s Status ............................................................ 63
Capture Mode Menu ........................................................................ 67
Playback Mode Menu ....................................................................... 68
Appendix B: Regulatory and Warranty Information .................. 69
Regulatory Notices ........................................................................... 69
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement ........................................ 71
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty for Consumer Products Distributed
Through Authorized Resellers ....................................................... 74
Index ........................................................................................ 75
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Chapter 1: Getting Started
Product Overview
Your simple-to-use HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera takes high-quality photos that
you can print or share with family and friends on the Internet or via email. It comes
with software for editing, storing, and printing your photos. Your camera includes the
following features:
• 1.3 MP resolution
• Economical “digital film”
(removable CompactFlash memory
card)
• Image LCD for previewing and
reviewing photos
• Automatic exposure
• Automatic focus
• Integrated flash with red-eye
reduction
• Point and shoot user interface
• Self-timer
• Digital zoom
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Camera Description
The following illustrations show the front, back, and sides of the HP PhotoSmart 215
digital camera.
UBS
connector
AC power
adapter
connector
6
memory
card slot
flash
battery
compartment
cover
self-timer
light
lens
viewfinder
viewfinder status
LCD
LED
menu dial
shutter
button
image
LCD
mode
switch
image LCD
on/off
switch
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Quick Setup
Setting up the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera is quick and easy—follow these
steps and you’ll be ready to take photos.
Step 1: Attach the Wrist Strap
1.
Using the wrist strap included in the box with
your camera, thread the short loop through
the wrist strap attachment. You might need to
use a paper clip to pull the end of the loop
through.
2.
Pull the strap through the loop, then pull the
knot tight.
Note:
Use the clip attached to the wrist strap to
remove the memory card.
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Step 2: Install the Batteries
1.
Unlock and open the battery compartment.
2.
Insert the 4 AA batteries (supplied), making
sure the +/- electrodes match the indicators
on the inside of the camera’s battery
compartment.
For details on changing batteries and
recommended battery types, see “Chapter 7:
Powering Your Camera” on page 41.
Step 3: Choose the Camera Language
The Language menu automatically displays when the camera is turned on for the first
time. For details on changing the language after the quick setup, see “Changing the
Language” on page 24.
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon to turn the camera on.
The Language menu displays.
2.
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Turn the menu dial to select a language, then press the menu dial.
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Step 4: Set the Camera Date and Time
After setting the Language, the camera prompts you to enter the current date and time.
For details on setting the date and time after the quick setup, see “Setting the Date and
Time” on page 23.
1.
Turn the menu dial to select the date or the time, then press the menu dial.
2.
Change the month, date, year, hour and minute by turning the menu dial. Press
the menu dial to move to a new field.
Note:
3.
You can also change the date and time format. Select the current date
format located above the date to select the MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/
YYYY or YYYY/MM/DD format. Select the current time format to set the
time on a 12 or 24 hour clock.
When you are finished, turn the menu dial to select Exit, then press the menu
dial.
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Chapter 2: Taking Photos
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon to turn the camera on.
Note:
2.
After you turn the camera on, the Flash charges. Once the flash icon on
the status LCD stops blinking, the camera is ready to take a photo.
Adjust the camera settings as needed.
•
You can change the photo quality, flash or focus setting or use the self-timer
or digital zoom. See “Chapter 3: Adjusting the Camera Settings” on
page 17 for details.
3.
Frame your subject in the viewfinder.
4.
Press the shutter button half way down to allow the camera to focus and adjust
the exposure.
5.
When you see the green light next to the viewfinder, press the shutter button all
the way down to take the photo.
Your photo appears on the image LCD while it is saved to the CompactFlash
memory card. If you want to immediately delete the photo while it is being saved,
press the menu dial.
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Using Instant Review
Your photo displays on the image LCD immediately after it is taken—this is called
Instant Review. Instant Review is on by default. During Instant Review, you can choose
to delete a photo before it saves to the memory card. If you do not wish to review your
photos immediately after taking them, turn off Instant Review.
Note:
For details on reviewing your photos after they are stored, see “Chapter 4:
Reviewing Photos” on page 25.
To use Instant Review:
1.
Take a photo.
The photo displays automatically on the image LCD for your review.
2.
To delete the photo, press the menu dial.
If you do not delete the photo, the camera saves the photo to the memory card
and turns off the image LCD.
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To turn Instant Review off:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Set Up icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to select Instant Review, then press the menu dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to select Off, then press the menu dial.
Your photos will be stored to the CompactFlash memory card without being
shown on the image LCD.
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Using the Image LCD as a Viewfinder
Instead of framing your photo through the viewfinder, you can use the image LCD. To
optimally frame your photo, use the image LCD when you are taking photos using
Macro or Digital Zoom. For more information on Macro, see “Using the Focus” on
page 20. For more information on Digital Zoom, see “Using the Digital Zoom” on
page 22.
To frame your photo using the image LCD:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Slide the image LCD switch up to turn the image LCD on.
3.
Point the camera at your subject and preview the photo on the image LCD.
4.
Press the shutter button half way to allow the camera to focus and adjust the
exposure. When you see the green light next to the viewfinder, you are ready to
take your photo.
5.
When the subject is optimally framed, press the shutter button all the way down
to take the photo.
Note:
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For faster flash recharging time and extended battery life, use the viewfinder
to frame your photos.
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Tips for Taking the Best Photos
•
Practice using the camera to get used to the timing before taking important
photos. The camera takes about a second to focus when you press the shutter
button half way down. After the camera has focused, be sure to push the shutter
button all the way down until you hear the shutter click, indicating the photo has
been taken.
•
Avoid having the sun directly overhead or behind your subject. The best photos
are taken with the sun to your back or side. If the sun is behind your subject, use
the Fill Flash setting, see “Using the Flash” on page 19.
•
Keep the subject within the flash range, 2 feet to 8 feet (.6m to 2.5m), if there is
low light.
•
Avoid taking flash photos in front of reflective objects like mirrors or glass to
prevent hot spots in your photos.
•
Clean the lens and LCD screens occasionally with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use
cleaning solutions or chemically treated tissues.
•
Although the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera has an electronic Auto Focus
system, some conditions may cause the camera to focus improperly. Some
examples are in the following table.
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Subject
Examples
Black or very dark objects
Dark clothing
Objects that have no distinct or consistent
form
Fountains, waterfalls, waves, smoke, flame,
fireworks, a subject in mist or fog
Glossy and reflective surfaces
Glass, mirrors, automobiles
Multiple or flickering light sources
Neon signs, fluorescent lamps, television
images, sun rays through trees
Rapidly moving objects
Baseballs, hummingbirds, race cars
Non-solid objects
Wire netting or fencing, latticework
Conditions involving low-light
Sunsets, candlelight
To take a photo of these types of subjects, focus on something near your subject
and press the shutter button half way down. When the green light appears, reaim your camera at your intended subject and press the shutter button all the
way down. You can also try a different angle or change the lighting on your
subject.
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Chapter 3: Adjusting the Camera Settings
The HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera has default settings that take great photos in
most indoor and outdoor locations. To adjust the camera settings, use the Capture
menu on the image LCD.
Changing the Photo Quality
Adjusting the photo quality setting changes the quality of the photo and determines
how many photos can be stored on the CompactFlash memory card. To store the most
photos, set the photo quality to basic. You can use different photo quality settings for
different photos on the same memory card.
The current photo quality setting is indicated by an icon on the status LCD.
Basic The most memory-efficient photo quality setting. Use this setting for photos
you plan to send via email, place on the Internet, use for screen savers or
wallpaper, or print up to 3x5 inches (7.6x12.7mm).
Fine Produces high-quality photos and requires less memory than Super Fine. Use
this setting for photos you plan to store on your disk or in a database, or print up
to 5x7 inch (12.7x17.8mm) prints. This is the default setting.
Super Fine Produces the highest-quality photos and uses the most memory per
picture. Use this setting for taking photos you plan to enlarge.
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Note:
Because photo quality affects the number of photos that can be stored on a
memory card, the number of available photos changes as you change the
photo quality.
To change the photo quality:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the current Photo Quality icon, then press the
menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight a Photo Quality setting, then press the menu
dial.
Note:
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The Photo Quality setting is retained until it is changed, even if the camera is
turned off.
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Using the Flash
When the camera is turned on, the flash setting defaults to Auto Flash. The flash
setting is indicated by an icon on the status LCD:
Auto Flash The camera
determines the need for a flash
based on lighting conditions.
Auto Flash with Red-eye
reduction Minimizes the occurrence of
red-eye in photos of people or animals.
The flash goes off twice—once to
condition the subject’s eyes for the flash,
and a second time to take the photo.
Flash Off Set the flash to Off
when you want to be sure the flash
is not used.
Fill Flash Set the flash to Fill when the
lighting for the entire photo is sufficient,
but the lighting for the subject is not, as
in a backlighting situation.
To adjust the flash:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the current Flash icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight a Flash setting, then press the menu dial.
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Using the Focus
The HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera default setting is Auto Focus. You can change
the camera setting to Macro for a subject that is very close to the camera. The focus
setting is indicated by an icon on the status LCD.
Auto Focus The camera will automatically focus
on the subject in the center of the viewfinder from
2 feet (.6m) to infinity.
Macro For use on subjects that are within 4
inches to 3 feet (10cm to 1m) of the camera lens.
To change the focus setting:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the current Focus icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Macro or Auto Focus icon, then press the
menu dial.
Note:
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The focus setting is retained until it is changed or the camera is turned off.
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Using the Self-timer
Use the self-timer to photograph yourself or take a posed group photo. The default
setting is Self-timer OFF. When on, the Self-timer ON icon shows on the status LCD.
To use the self-timer:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Attach the camera to a tripod or place it on a firm surface at an appropriate
distance and height from the subject.
3.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Self-timer OFF icon, then press the menu
dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Self-timer ON icon, then press the menu dial.
6.
Frame your subject in the viewfinder.
7.
Press and release the shutter button. The self-timer light starts blinking. After 10
seconds, the photo is taken.
Note:
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The self-timer turns off after the photo is taken. To turn it off before you
press the shutter button, select the Self-timer OFF icon in the Capture
menu.
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Using the Digital Zoom
The HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera includes a digital zoom so you can make a
subject appear closer. When the digital zoom is on, the image LCD turns on to help
you frame your subject. When the digital zoom is on, photos are captured at
640x480 resolution.
To set the digital zoom:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Digital Zoom icon, then press the menu dial.
4. Turn the menu dial to highlight the Digital Zoom ON icon, then press the menu
dial.
To turn off the digital zoom:
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1.
Follow steps 1–3 above.
2.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Digital Zoom OFF icon, then press the menu
dial.
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Setting the Date and Time
You can change the date and time setting at any time through the Set Up menu. If the
camera has not had battery power for more than five minutes, the Date & Time menu
automatically displays the next time the camera is turned on.
To change the date and time:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Set Up icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to select Date & Time, then press the menu dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to select the date or the time, then press the menu dial.
Note:
You can change the way the date and time are displayed by selecting
the date and time format located above the current date and time. The
date can display in a MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY/MM/
DD format. The time can be set on a 12 or 24 hour clock.
6.
Change the month, date, year, hour and minute by turning the menu dial. Press
the menu dial to move to a new field.
7.
Turn the menu dial to Exit, and press the menu dial to return to the Set Up menu.
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Changing the Language
With the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera you can change the language of the
camera menus.
To change the language:
1.
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Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu on the image LCD.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Set Up icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to select Language (third menu item), then press the
menu dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to select a language, then press the menu dial.
6.
Turn the menu dial to Exit, and press the menu dial to return to the Set Up menu.
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Chapter 4: Reviewing Photos
After you have taken some photos and they are stored on the CompactFlash memory
card, you can view them using the image LCD. While viewing your photos, you can
delete, magnify, and lock your photos and change the welcome screen.
Tip:
To preserve battery life, connect an HP-approved AC power adapter while
using the image LCD to review your photos.
Viewing Your Photos
You can view photos one at a time or view multiple photos (thumbnails) on the image
LCD.
To view photos one at a time:
1.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or
reviewed displays on the image LCD.
2.
Turn the menu dial to scroll through your photos.
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To view thumbnails of your photos:
1.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or
reviewed displays on the image LCD.
2.
Press the menu dial to access the Review menu.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Thumbnails icon, then press the
menu dial. A set of thumbnail images displays.
4.
Turn the menu dial to scroll through the thumbnails. A frame marks the selected
photo.
5.
Press the menu dial to exit thumbnail view and display the selected photo in full
view.
Deleting Your Photos
While reviewing your photos, you can delete individual photos or all of the unlocked
photos stored on the CompactFlash memory card. For details on locking and
unlocking your photos, see “Locking and Unlocking Your Photos” on page 29.
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To delete photos from the memory card:
Caution:
Once a photo is deleted from the CompactFlash memory card, it
cannot be retrieved.
1.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or
reviewed displays on the image LCD.
2.
Turn the menu dial to select a photo to delete.
3.
Press the menu dial to access the Review menu.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Delete icon, then press the menu dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to select a delete option, then press the menu dial.
6.
•
Current deletes only the photo that is being displayed.
•
All deletes all unlocked photos on the CompactFlash memory card.
•
Exit returns to Review mode without deleting any photos.
If you selected All, select Yes to confirm.
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Magnifying Your Photos
You can enlarge an image to see more detail while viewing it on the image LCD.
To magnify a photo:
1.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or
reviewed displays on the image LCD.
2.
Turn the menu dial to select the photo to magnify.
3.
Press the menu dial to access the Review menu.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Magnify icon, then press the menu dial.
The center of the photo is displayed at a magnification of 2X.
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5.
Turn the menu dial to scroll the image vertically. To scroll the image horizontally,
press the menu dial and select Scroll Left/Right.
6.
To return to full view, press the menu dial and select Zoom Out.
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Locking and Unlocking Your Photos
You can prevent photos from being accidentally deleted by locking them.
Note:
To delete all photos off a memory card, including locked photos, format your
CompactFlash memory card. See “Formatting a Memory Card” on page 40
for more information.
To lock or unlock a photo:
1.
Slide the mode dial down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or reviewed
displays on the image LCD.
2.
Turn the menu dial to select a photo to lock or unlock.
3.
Press the menu dial to access the Review menu.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Lock/Unlock icon, then press the menu
dial.
5.
Turn the menu dial to select a lock option:
• Lock/Unlock Current locks or unlocks the current photo.
6.
•
Lock All locks all photos on the CompactFlash memory card.
•
Unlock All unlocks all photos on the CompactFlash memory card.
If you selected Lock All or Unlock All, select Yes to confirm.
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Personalizing Your Welcome Screen
The “Welcome Screen” is the image that appears when you turn on your camera. You
can change it to a photo of your choice.
To personalize your welcome screen:
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1.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. The last photo taken or
reviewed displays on the image LCD.
2.
Turn the menu dial to select the photo to be used as the welcome screen.
3.
Press the menu dial to access the Review menu.
4.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Welcome Screen icon, then press the menu
dial.
5.
From the menu, select Use This Photo.
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Chapter 5: Sharing and Printing Photos
Once you have taken some photos, you can download them to your computer to print,
send via email or use for greeting cards, calendars and other projects.
System Requirements
Processor
166 MHz Pentium or equivalent
Memory (RAM)
32 MB RAM or more
Free hard disk space
150 MB
Video display
800x600, 16-bit or higher
CD-ROM
4x or better
Operating system
Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows Me
Port
USB
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Installing the Software
1.
Insert the PhotoImpression CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The
installation window automatically appears.
Note:
2.
If the installation window doesn’t appear, use Windows Explorer to
locate your CD-ROM drive, then double-click the file setup.exe.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.
Connecting the Camera to Your PC
Tip:
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To preserve battery life, connect an AC power adapter while downloading
photos to your PC. For more information on AC adapters see “Using an AC
Power Adapter (recommended)” on page 44.
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1.
Install the software. See previous page for more information.
2.
Connect the camera to your computer with the cable
provided.
3.
Tip:
•
Plug the large end of the PC connection cable into
the PC USB port.
•
Plug the small end of the cable into the camera.
The USB icons on the memory card door and the
cable should face one another.
Download your photos. See the following page for details.
If you have a computer (such as a laptop) that has a PCMCIA slot, you can
read photos directly from the CompactFlash memory card using a PCMCIA
adapter. See the adapter manufacturer’s instructions for details. When you
use a PCMCIA adapter, the PhotoImpression software reads the memory
card as an additional disk.
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Downloading Photos to Your PC
1.
Connect the camera to the computer and turn the camera on. The
PhotoImpression software automatically starts.
Note:
If the PhotoImpression software does not start, reconnect the cable to the
camera. If it still fails to start, click on the PhotoImpression icon on your
desktop.
2.
Click the flashing Acquire button.
3.
Select an album to put your photos in. You can select the default album, create a
new album by typing a new name, or select an existing album.
Note:
The software will save your photos to the following location unless
specified:
c:\My Documents\My Pictures\”album name”\
Thumbnails from the camera display in the dialog box.
Note:
4.
Download the photos to your computer:
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Photos are not saved to your hard drive until after the next step.
To get every photo from the camera, click Get All Photos From Camera.
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To get selected photos from the camera, select the photos to transfer and
click Get Selected Photos From Camera.
Note:
5.
To delete photos from the camera after they are saved on your
computer, select Delete All Photos from Camera after you download.
Close the dialog box.
The photos appear in the Photo Album.
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Chapter 6: CompactFlash Memory Card
The “film” used in the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera is a removable, reusable
CompactFlash memory card. Once a photo is taken, it is stored on the memory card
until you delete it or the card is formatted.
Use only CompactFlash Association (CFA) certified type I memory cards
with the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera. These cards are
manufactured by several vendors and are available in a variety of
capacities. Hewlett-Packard does not support the use of non-certified
memory cards.
For information on supported CompactFlash memory cards, go to the HP PhotoSmart
Web site, www.hp.com/photosmart, and click “Technical Support”. To purchase a
new CompactFlash memory card, go to www.hpshopping.com (selected countries/
regions) or your local computer store.
Installing and Removing Memory Cards
Before you install a new CompactFlash memory card, make sure it is compatible with
the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera.
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To remove a memory card:
Caution:
Before you remove a memory card from the camera, turn the
camera off and wait for the status LCD to go blank. If the camera is
saving a photo, wait until the photo has been saved before
removing the CompactFlash memory card.
1. Attach the clip on the wrist strap to the
memory card. Check that the clip is
gripping the card.
2. Pull with the clip to remove the
card.
To install a new memory card:
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1.
Open the memory card compartment door.
2.
If there is a card already in the camera, remove the existing card.
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3.
Insert the new memory card so the side with pin-holes is placed into the camera
first and the front of the card faces the image LCD.
4.
Gently push the memory card all the way into the camera.
5.
Close the memory card door.
To make sure the memory card is correctly installed:
•
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon to turn the camera on.
If the CompactFlash Memory Card icon on the status LCD is blinking, there is a
problem with the memory card. See “Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and
Assistance” on page 51.
Determining if a Memory Card is Full
A CompactFlash memory card is full when the camera’s status LCD indicates there are
zero photos available to be taken and the CompactFlash memory card icon blinks.
The photo quality setting determines the number of photos the memory card can hold.
To increase the amount of photos you can store on the memory card, reduce the photo
quality setting. See “Changing the Photo Quality” on page 17.
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Formatting a Memory Card
Most CompactFlash memory cards are already formatted when you buy them.
However, if you buy a memory card that has not been formatted, you need to format
it before you can use it in the camera. If you insert a new, formatted card in the
camera and it doesn’t work, try re-formatting it—it may have been formatted
improperly. Also re-format cards that you previously used in a different camera, to
optimize them for use with the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera.
Caution:
Formatting erases all photos or files from the card, including those
that are locked.
To format a memory card:
1.
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon to turn the camera on.
2.
Press the menu dial to display the Capture menu.
3.
Turn the menu dial to highlight the Set Up icon, then press the menu dial.
4.
Turn the menu dial to select Reformat CF, then press the menu dial.
Note:
5.
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To cancel the formatting, select No, then press the menu dial.
Turn the menu dial to select Yes, then press the menu dial.
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Chapter 7: Powering Your Camera
The HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera can be powered by batteries or an HP
approved AC power adapter. For convenience, use the batteries when you are taking
photos. To preserve battery power, use an AC adapter (purchase separately) when
you are reviewing photos on the image LCD for an extended period of time, or when
you are transferring photos from the camera to your computer.
Determining if the Batteries Need to be Changed
The battery icon on the camera’s status LCD indicates the battery level. There are three
levels of battery charge: Full, Partially-charged, and Low/Empty. If the battery icon
shows that the battery is Low/Empty, it is time to replace the batteries. A blinking
Low/Empty battery appears when the battery is too low to take a picture.
Full
60–100% photo taking power
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Partially-charged
10–60% photo taking power
Low/Empty
0–10% photo taking power
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Battery Life
Caution:
Do not use rechargeable batteries with your HP PhotoSmart 215
digital camera.
The life of the batteries depends on several factors. These include:
• The type of batteries you use. For longer battery life, use batteries that are
designed for use in digital cameras and other electronic devices.
• How often you use the image LCD
• How often you use the flash
• The number of photos you take
• Whether you use an AC adapter for power when the camera is connected to the
computer
• Temperature conditions (colder temperatures result in shorter battery life when the
camera is operating)
To preserve battery life:
• Use an AC power adapter that HP has approved for use with the HP PhotoSmart
215 digital camera.
• Turn off the digital camera between photos.
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Limit your use of the image LCD, except when using an HP approved AC power
adapter.
Replacing the Batteries
To insert new batteries:
1.
Make sure the mode switch is in the Off position.
2.
Open the battery compartment.
• Unlock the battery
compartment by
sliding the lever to
the unlock icon.
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• To open the battery
compartment, slide
the cover down and
lift it up.
• Remove all of the old
batteries.
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Caution:
Replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not replace them
individually. Always follow instructions on the battery package
when handling batteries.
3.
Insert four new batteries, making sure the +/- electrodes are facing the proper
direction (see the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment).
4.
Replace the battery compartment cover by pressing it down over the batteries
while sliding it up.
5.
Lock the battery compartment by sliding the lever to the lock icon.
Using an AC Power Adapter (recommended)
To extend the life of your batteries, use an AC power adapter as your power source
when you connect your camera to a computer or when using the image LCD for an
extended period of time. Only use an AC power adapter that HP has approved for
use with the HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera.
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Use of any other adapter voids your warranty and may damage
your camera.
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AC power adapters are available from www.hpshopping.com (selected countries/
regions). For AC adapter specifications, refer to HP’s PhotoSmart Web site at
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Note:
An AC power adapter provides power to the camera. It does not recharge
the batteries.
To connect an AC power adapter:
1.
Plug the adapter into a power source (such as a
wall outlet or power strip).
2.
Connect the round end of the adapter cable to
the camera.
Note:
If you want to use battery power,
disconnect the AC power adapter from the
power source and the camera. If the AC
power adapter is connected to the camera, even if it is not connected to a
power source, the camera cannot draw battery power.
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Chapter 8: Care, Maintenance and Safety
For years of trouble-free use, follow these simple tips to care for your camera and
camera accessories.
Camera
•
To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the camera or expose the
camera to excessive moisture. Disassembling any part of the camera voids your
warranty.
•
Do not leave the camera in the sun or in a very warm location (glove
compartment, trunk, etc.) for long periods.
•
The camera is designed to operate within the temperature range of 0 to 40
degrees Celsius (32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit). Operation of the camera
outside the temperature range can result in poor quality photos or camera
malfunctions.
•
If you move the camera from a cold to a warm location or from a warm to cold
location, always allow the camera several minutes to adjust to the current
ambient temperature before you use it.
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AC Power Adapter
•
Use an AC power adapter that HP has approved for use with the HP PhotoSmart
215 digital camera.
Caution:
Use of any other adapter voids your warranty and may damage
your camera.
Batteries
•
Before installing batteries, turn the camera off.
•
Replace all the batteries at the same time. Do not replace the batteries
individually.
•
Only use batteries that are in good condition. Batteries that show signs of
leakage, corrosion or swelling should not be installed in the camera.
Memory Cards
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•
To avoid erasing data from a memory card or damaging it, do not expose
memory cards to heat, moisture, or static electricity.
•
Before removing or installing a memory card, turn the camera off.
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Cleaning the Camera and Lens
•
Use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth, to gently wipe fingerprints and dust from the lens,
viewfinder and status and image LCDs.
•
Wipe the outside surfaces of the camera with a clean, dry cloth. Never use a
rough cloth or abrasive cleaners that can scratch the camera.
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Camera Specifications
Resolution
1.3 MegaPixel (Super Fine and Fine photo quality settings: 1200x1600
pixels; Basic photo quality setting: 640x480 pixels)
Memory Card
CompactFlash Type 1; all storage sizes supported (4MB card supplied)
Lens System
f/2.8; 6.68mm (43.4mm equivalent)
Zoom
2x digital zoom
Aperature
f/2.8–f/8
Shutter speed
1/750 to 1/3 seconds
Focus
Normal: 2 feet to infinity (60cm to infinity)
Macro: 4 inches to 3 feet (10cm to 1m)
Sensitivity
ISO 100
Self-timer
10 second delay
Flash
Built-in flash with range of 2 to 8 feet (.6m to 2.5m)
Modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye reduction, On and Off
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LCD
1.8 inch color LCD with 61,600 pixels
Power
4 AA batteries (included) or AC power adapter (optional)
Interfaces
USB to PC, standard tripod mount
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Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Assistance
If you have a problem using your HP PhotoSmart 215 digital camera, first review this
section. If you cannot find the solution to your problem here, see “Getting Assistance”
on page 57.
Problems and Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The camera won’t
turn on.
The camera powered
off.
Slide the mode switch to the OFF position and then
turn the camera back on.
The batteries are low.
Replace the batteries.
The AC power adapter
is connected to the
camera, but not to a
power source.
Plug the AC power adapter into the wall. When you
have an AC adapter connected to the camera, the
camera cannot draw battery power even if the adapter
is not connected to a power source. If you want to use
battery power, disconnect the AC adapter.
The camera needs to
be reset.
Turn the camera off and then on again.
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Remove the batteries and reinstall them. Or, if you are
using an AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from
the camera and then plug it in again.
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Problem
Possible Cause
When I press the
Shutter button,
nothing happens.
The flash is recharging. Wait until the flash icon on the status LCD stops flashing
before taking another photo.
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Solution
You are in Review
mode
Slide the mode switch up to the camera icon.
The camera is still
saving the last photo
you took.
Wait until the photo is saved to the memory card, then
take a photo.
The memory card is
full.
Install a new memory card or make room on the current
card by deleting or downloading photos, or selecting a
lower photo quality setting.
The memory card is
damaged or is not
formatted.
Format the memory card or replace it with a new,
formatted card.
The camera is
connected to a
computer.
To take a photo, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
The camera powered
off.
Slide the mode switch down to the OFF position and
then back up to the camera icon.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
When I press the
The flash is turned off
Shutter button half and there is not
way down, a
enough light.
green blinking
light appears next
to the viewfinder.
Use the flash.
The date and/or
time is wrong.
The batteries were
dead or removed from
the camera for more
than five minutes.
Reset the date and time. To avoid losing date and time
information, replace low batteries promptly.
When I connect the
camera to my
computer, the
software says it
can’t find the
camera.
The camera is not
connected to the
computer properly.
Make sure the USB cable is firmly connected at both
ends and the cable is connected directly to a working
USB port. The connection may not work if connected to
a USB hub.
The camera is turned
off.
Slide the mode switch down to the playback icon to
turn the camera on.
The batteries are low.
Replace the batteries or use an AC power adapter.
A conflicting software
application may be
open.
Exit from all programs while you are using the ArcSoft
PhotoImpression software.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The drivers and
software are not
properly installed.
Disconnect the camera from the computer. Uninstall
and reinstall the software. Reconnect the camera
I get a Still Images There is an operating
Service Error
systems error.
message when I
plug in my camera.
Click OK or Cancel in the error message and
reconnect the USB cable. If you still get the message
after reconnecting two times, restart your computer
I can’t delete a
photo.
The photo is locked.
Unlock the photo.
My photo turned
out blurry.
The subject moved
while you were taking
the photo.
For sharp focus, if possible, ask the subject to stay still.
You moved the camera Hold the camera steady as you press the shutter
while you were taking button.
the photo.
Your subject was too
close to the camera
lens.
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The camera’s Auto Focus range is 2 feet (60cm) from
the front of the lens to infinity. For a clear, sharp image,
make sure your subject is not closer than 2 feet (60cm)
or use the Macro mode.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Your subject was not in The camera focuses on the object in the center of the
the center of the frame. frame. For best results, compose your photo with your
subject in the center of the frame.
Point the camera at a subject in the center of the photo
and press the shutter button half way down until the
green light appears. Re-aim your camera at your
intended subject and press the shutter button all the
way down.
My photo turned
out too dark.
There was not enough
light.
Wait for natural lighting conditions to improve or use
the flash to illuminate your subject.
The flash was on, but
The flash can only illuminate objects that are within 2–
the subject was too far 8ft. (.6–2.5 m) of the camera. Make sure your subject is
away.
within range of the flash when you take the photo.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The subject in the
The camera sets the exposure based on the object in
center of the photo was the center of the frame. If the surrounding area is
very light.
darker than the subject, the photo will be
underexposed.
Point the camera at a dark subject in the center of the
photo and press the shutter button half way down
until the green light appears. Re-aim your camera at
your intended subject and press the shutter button all
the way down.
My photo turned
out too bright.
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The flash provided too
much light.
Change the flash setting to Auto or Off.
You were too close to
the subject.
Set the flash to Off and take the photo again.
There was too much
light provided by a
natural or artificial
source other than the
flash.
Try taking the photo from a different angle. Avoid
pointing the camera directly toward a bright light or
reflective surface on a sunny day. Use the Fill Flash
setting if there is light behind your subject.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The number of
photos remaining
did not change
after I took my
photo.
The number is an
approximation of how
many photos with that
photo quality can be
stored.
This is normal camera behavior. To verify that your
photo was saved, review your photos. If instant review
is off, turn it on.
The camera does
not recognize the
CompactFlash
memory card.
The card is inserted
incorrectly.
Take the memory card out and reinsert it so the side
with the pin holes is placed into the camera first and
the front of the card faces the image LCD.
The card is not inserted Push the memory card in until it is completely inserted.
all the way.
The card is not certified Use a type I CFA certified card. For information about
by the CompactFlash
supported CompactFlash memory cards, see the HP
Association.
PhotoSmart Web site at: www.hp.com/
photosmart.
Getting Assistance
To help ensure trouble-free performance, your HP PhotoSmart
215 digital camera comes with award-winning HP Customer
Care. Whether you have a question or a request for repair, HP
Customer Care makes it fast and easy to get the assistance you need.
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Help us help you better
If you encounter a problem or question, we’d like to ask you to do a few things before
you call. Please take a minute to walk through the steps below before you contact HP.
It will help us make your support experience the best it can be!
1.
Record your HP product serial number, model number, and purchase date below.
Your HP Customer Care service technician will need this information.
Model No.: 215 digital camera
Serial No.: ___________________ (on the bottom of your camera)
Purchase Date: ________________
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2.
Consult the Troubleshooting and Assistance section of this guide. There, we
outline corrective steps that solve most problems you might have while operating
your camera.
3.
Visit one of our HP Customer Care Web sites. Most of the answers you need are
as close as your computer screen! See “Using HP Customer Care online
resources” below for specific information on how to connect.
4.
Organize your questions and note error messages, if any, that are displayed on
the status LCD. The more complete a picture you can provide, the faster we can
help.
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Using HP Customer Care online resources
Click your way to a great solution! The HP PhotoSmart Web site, www.hp.com/
photosmart, is a great place to start for answers to questions about your HP
products. You’ll get instant access to helpful tips and tricks, downloadable drivers,
and the latest product and software updates—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All at
no charge to you.
You can also visit the HP Customer Care Community Forums and support site at
www.hp.com/go/support. Here you can share in the great ideas and smart
suggestions HP service technicians and fellow users offer. If you can’t find the answer
you’re looking for, post your own question, then check back later for ideas and
suggestions.
Contacting HP Customer Care by phone
Like most HP customers, you’ll probably never need to call us. But if you do, you’ll be
connected to a service technician who specializes in your product and can help you
find the answers you need.
See the list on the next page for the HP Customer Care Center phone number in
your country/region. If your country/region is not listed, contact your local HP
office.
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Australia
+ 61 3 8877 8000
Hungary
+36 (0)1 382 1111
Austria
+ 43 (0)7114 201080
Ireland
+ 353 (0)1 662 5525
Belgium (Dutch)
+ 32 (0)2 626 8806
Italy
+ 39 02 264 10350
Belgium (French) + 32 (0)2 626 8807
Japan
03 3335 8333
Canada
905-206-4663
Korea (Seoul)
+82 (2) 3270 0700
Czech Republic
+ 42 (0)2 61 30 73 10
Korea (outside Seoul)
080-999-0700
Denmark
+ 45 39 29 4099
Malaysia
+60 (3) 295 2566
Finland
+ 358 (0)203 47 288
Malaysia (Penang)
1 300 88 00 28
France
+ 33 (0)1 43 62 34 34
Netherlands
+ 31 (0)20 606 8751
Germany
+ 49 (0)1 8052 58 143
New Zealand
+64 (9) 356 6640
Greece
+ 30 (0)1 619 64 11
Norway
+ 47 22 11 6299
Hong Kong
800 96 7729
Portugal
+ 351 21 3176333
Russia (Moscow) + 7 095 797 3520
Sweden
+ 46 (0)8 619 2170
Russia
(St. Petersburg)
+7 812 346 7997
Switzerland
+ 41 (0)848 80 11 11
Singapore
+65 272 5300
Taiwan
+66 (2) 661 4000
Spain
+ 34 902 321 123
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)207 512 52 02
U.S.
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ArcSoft Software Support
For help with your ArcSoft PhotoImpression Software, visit the ArcSoft Web site at
www.arcsoft.com. The technical support section of the Web site offers an online
manual for the software, answers to commonly asked questions, troubleshooting tips,
and ideas. You can also email a technician for assistance at support@arcsoft.com or
call 510-440-9901 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Pacific time).
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Appendix A: Reference
Checking the Camera’s Status
The status LCD is located above the image LCD on the back of the camera. In Capture
and Review modes the status LCD displays information about the camera, the settings
that are selected, and any problems.
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The following messages may appear on the status LCD:
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Status
Meaning
Blinking CF Card
The card is full, corrupt, missing or being written
to.
Basic Photo Quality
Indicates the current photo quality setting is set at
Basic. 640x480 resolution.
Fine Photo Quality
Indicates the current photo quality setting is set at
Fine. 1280x960 resolution, medium compression.
Super Fine Photo
Quality
Indicates the current photo quality setting is set at
Super Fine. 1280x960 resolution, low
compression.
Full Battery
The battery is new.
Partially-charged
Battery
The battery has been used.
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Icon
Status
Meaning
Low/Empty Battery
The battery needs to be replaced.
Photos Remaining
Displays the approximate number of photos
available to be taken at the current photo quality
level. The number will not always change after a
photo is taken.
PC Connect
Indicates the camera is connected to a PC.
Auto Flash
Indicates the Flash is set to Auto.
The Auto Flash icon blinks when the flash is
charging.
Auto Flash with Redeye Reduction
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Indicates the Flash is set to Auto Flash with red-eye
reduction.
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Status
Meaning
Flash OFF
Indicates the Flash is set to Off.
Fill Flash
Indicates the Flash is set to Fill. Set the flash to Fill
when the lighting for the entire photo is sufficient,
but the lighting for the subject is not, as in a
backlighting situation.
Auto Focus
Indicates the current Focus is set to Auto. Focus
range is 2 feet (.6m) to infinity.
Macro
Indicates the current Focus is set to Macro. Macro
range is 4 inches to 3 feet (10cm to 1m).
Self-timer ON
Indicates the Self-Timer is on.
Self-timer OFF
Indicates the Self-Timer is off.
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Capture Mode Menu
To get to the Capture menu, slide the mode switch up to the camera icon and press
the menu dial. In Capture mode, you can change the settings for taking photos. For
more information about changing settings, see “Chapter 3: Adjusting the Camera
Settings” on page 17. The following are the menu items available in the Capture
menu:
Date & Time
Instant Review
Language
Format
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Playback Mode Menu
To get to the Playback menu, slide the mode switch down to the playback icon. In
Playback mode, you can delete, review, magnify and lock your photos, set your
welcome screen and change the camera’s setup. For more information about
reviewing your photos, see “Chapter 4: Reviewing Photos” on page 25. The following
are the menu items available in the playback menu:
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Appendix B: Regulatory and Warranty Information
Regulatory Notices
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to
environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact
your local authorities.
Canada
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numèrique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le matèriel brouiller du Canada.
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Japan
Korea
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
HP Product
Duration of Limited Warranty
HP PhotoSmart digital camera
1 year
CompactFlash memory card
1 year
ArcSoft PhotoImpression
Software
90 days
Accessories
90 days
A.Extent of Limited Warranty
1. Hewlett-Packard (HP) warrants to the end-user customer that the HP products specified above are free
of defects in material and workmanship for the duration specified above, which duration begins on
the date of purchase by the customer.
2. For software products, HP’s limited warranty applies only to a failure to execute programming
instructions. HP does not warrant that the operation of any product are uninterrupted or error free.
3. HP’s limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the product,
and does not cover any other problems, including those which arise as a result of:
a. Improper maintenance or modification;
b. Software, media, parts, or supplies not provided or supported by HP; or
c. Operation outside the product’s specifications.
4. For HP printer products, the use of a non-HP ink cartridge or a refilled ink cartridge does not affect
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either the warranty to the customer or any HP support contract with the customer. However, if printer
failure or damage is attributable to the use of a non-HP or refilled ink cartridge, HP will charge its
standard time and materials charges to service the printer for the particular failure or damage.
5. If HP receives, during the applicable warranty period, notice of a defect in any product which is
covered by HP’s warranty, HP shall either repair or replace the defective product, at HP’s option.
6. If HP is unable to repair or replace, as applicable, a defective product which is covered by HP’s
warranty, HP shall, within a reasonable time after being notified of the defect, refund the purchase
price for the product.
7. HP shall have no obligation to repair, replace, or refund until the customer returns the defective
product to HP.
8. Any replacement product may be either new or like-new, provided that it has functionality at least
equal to that of the product being replaced.
9. HP products may contain remanufactured parts, components, or materials equivalent to new in
performance.
10.HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country where the covered HP product is distributed by HP.
Contracts for additional warranty services may also be available from any authorized HP service
facility in countries where the product is distributed by HP or by an authorized importer.
B. Limitations of Warranty
1. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, NEITHER HP NOR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKE
ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH
RESPECT TO THE HP PRODUCTS, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A
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PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
C.Limitations of Liability
1. To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this Warranty Statement are the
customer’s sole and exclusive remedies.
2. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET
FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL HP OR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS
BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
D. Local Law
1. This Warranty Statement gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer may also have other
rights which vary from state to state in the United States, from province to province in Canada, and
from country to country elsewhere in the world.
2. To the extent that this Warranty Statement is inconsistent with local law, this Warranty Statement shall
be deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain disclaimers
and limitations of this Warranty Statement may not apply to the customer. For example, some states
in the United States, as well as some governments outside the United States (including provinces in
Canada), may:
a. Preclude the disclaimers and limitations in this Warranty Statement from limiting the statutory rights
of a consumer (e.g. the United Kingdom);
b. Otherwise restrict the ability of a manufacturer to enforce such disclaimers or limitations; or
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c. Grant the customer additional warranty rights, specify the duration of implied warranties which the
manufacturer cannot disclaim, or not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties.
3. FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, THE TERMS IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE,
RESTRICT, OR MODIFY, AND ARE IN ADDITION TO, THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS
APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THE HP PRODUCTS TO SUCH CUSTOMERS.
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty for Consumer Products
Distributed Through Authorized Resellers
Subject to all of the terms and limitations of the HP Limited Warranty Statement provided with this HP
Product, HP warrants that this HP Product will be able to accurately process date data (including, but
not limited to, calculating, comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and
twenty-first centuries, and the years 1999 and 2000, including leap year calculations, when used in
accordance with the Product documentation provided by HP (including any instructions for installing
patches or upgrades), provided that all other products (e.g. hardware, software, firmware) used in
combination with such HP Product(s) properly exchange date data with it. The duration of the Year
2000 warranty extends through January 31, 2001.
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Index
A
AC Power Adapter
care, maintenace and safety
connecting 45
using 44
Adapter
AC 44
PCMCIA 33
ArcSoft
software support 61
Assistance 57
C
48
B
Batteries 41
care, maintenance and safety
icons 41
life of 42
replacing 43
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Camera
care, maintenance and saftey
cleaning 49
connecting to PC 32
description 6
features 5
language 8
safety information 69
specifications 50
status LCD 63
warranty 71
Camera Settings
Adjusting 17
digital zoom 22
flash 19
Focus 20
language 24
CompactFlash Memory Cards 37
Connecting
ac power adapter 45
camera to PC 32
47
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D
I
Deleting Photos 26
Digital Zoom 22
setting 22
turning off 22
Downloading
photos 34
Installing
batteries 43
memory card
software 32
Instant Review
turning off 13
using 12
F
L
Flash
adjusting 19
icons 19
Focus
adjusting 20
Formatting memory cards
40
G
Getting Assistance
H
57
HP PhotoImpression Software
downloading photos 34
installing 32
warranty 71
76
37
Language
changing 24
choosing at first power-on
Lens
cleaning 49
Locking, photos 29
8
M
Magnifying, photos 28
Memory Cards 37
care, maintenance and safety
formatting 40
installing 37
removing 38
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PCMCIA adapter 33
Photo LCD 14
Photo Quality, changing 18
Photos
deleting 26
downloading 34
lock/unlock 29
magnifying 28
printing 31
reviewing 25
sharing 31
taking 11
thumbnails 26
tips 15
viewing 25
Printing, photos 31
Problems and Solutions 51
R
Removing
memory cards 38
Reviewing Photos 25
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S
Safety information 69
Setup, quick 7
Sharing, photos 31
Software
downloading photos
installing 32
warranty 71
Specifications
camera 50
Status LCD 63
System Requirements 31
34
T
Taking a photo 11
Thumbnails 26
Tips for taking photos
Troubleshooting 51
15
U
Unlocking, photos
29
V
Viewing photos
25
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W
Warranty 71
year 2000 74
Welcome Logo, personalizing
Wrist strap, attaching 7
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Y
Year 2000 warranty
30
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Z
Zoom, digital
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