EPSON PhotoPC 600
shutter
button
flash
shutter button
image quality button
timer light
display
panel
flash
button
viewfinder
front view
timer
button
top view
macro
button
connector
lens cover cover
lens
Camera Specifications
tripod socket
battery cover lock
Physical Dimensions
bottom view
battery cover
memory card
eject lever
Width
5.6 in (142.5 mm)
Height
2.75 in (69.8 mm)
Depth
1.9 in (48.8 mm)
Weight
0.55 lb (250 g), without batteries
Safety Specifications
FCC approval code
viewfinder
BKMFBG660A
display panel
Power
screen switch
Sources
4 AA batteries (single-use alkaline or
lithium or rechargeable NiCad or
NiMH; do not use manganese)
Optional AC adapter (B867038)
status
light
Battery Life
picture format
button
LCD screen
back view
hand strap
holder
At least 400 pictures can be taken before
the standard NiMH batteries need
recharging (without the LCD screen or
flash).
memory
card slot
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Technical
Product type
Image size
CCD (charged coupled device)
still frame auto focus camera
1024 × 768 pixels (fine and super fine)
640 × 480 pixels (standard and multi)
1024 × 384 pixels (panoramic)
DPI
144 standard and multi
240 all other settings
Bit depth
16 million colors, 24-bit
CCD
1/3 inch color area CCD (810,000
pixels)
Serial interface
8-pin mini-DIN (to camera),
RS-232C-compatible (to computer)
Serial
communication
speed
Up to 115Kbps
Video out
NTSC standard
Internal memory
4MB flash memory
LCD screen
2-inch active matrix TFT color LCD
(110,000 pixels)
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100
Exposure control
Program auto exposure
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Shutter
Electric iris with mechanical shutter,
1/8 second to 1/500 second (flash off
mode)
1/30 second to 1/500 second (auto flash
and forced flash modes)
Viewfinder
Optical, with centering crosshair and
edge border
Focus
Auto focus
Aperture
F2.8, F5.6, F11 automatic change
Flash
Automatic luminance control flash
Flash modes
Forced flash, automatic, flash off
Flash range
8 inches to 8 ft (0.2 to 2.4 m)
Optional expansion CompactFlash cards from 4MB to
memory
32MB (available from SanDisk® and
Simple Technology®)
Battery Charger Specifications
Environmental
Physical Dimensions
Temperature
Humidity
Operating: 32 to 104°F
(0 to 40°C)
Non-operating: -4 to 140°F
(-20 to 60°C)
Operating: 30 to 90%
(non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10 to 90%
(non-condensing)
Range
Height
4.41 inches (112 mm)
Depth
0.87 inches (22 mm)
Output
DC 1.2V/650mA × 4
Charging time
Approximately 160 minutes
Power consumption Approximately 8 W
f = 5 mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 36 mm
lens on a 35 mm camera)
Charging
temperature
20 inches (50 cm) to infinity
(normal mode)
8 inches to 20 inches (20 cm to 50 cm)
(macro mode)
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3.0 inches (76 mm)
Technical
Photographic
Lens
Width
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32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
EPSON PhotoPC 600
Windows®
Macintosh®
Hard drive
space
30MB
30MB
CD-ROM
drive
double-speed
double-speed
Optional AC Adapter Specifications
Physical Dimensions
Width
1.97 inches (50 mm)
Height
1.18 inches (30 mm)
1.85 inches (47 mm) including pins
Depth
Using Batteries
3.74 inches (95 mm)
PhotoPC 600 comes with four rechargeable NiMH batteries
and a charger.
Technical
Charging Batteries
Output
DC 7V/2.0A
Input
110 to 120 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
WARNING
Make sure you use the charger only with EPSON rechargeable NiMH
batteries (Model EU-24). To avoid the danger of leakage or explosion,
do not place any other batteries in the charger. Do not insert batteries
backwards. Do not open the cover while batteries are charging. For
indoor use only. Do not use within reach of children.
Box Contents
Follow these steps to charge your batteries:
❏ PhotoPC 600 camera
1. Lift up the cover of the charger and insert all four batteries,
positioning the + and – ends as shown. Then close the cover
firmly.
❏ User’s Guide
❏ 4AA NIMH rechargeable batteries and battery charger
❏ Serial cable for PC
❏ Macintosh serial cable adapter
❏ Software on CD-ROM: Sierra® Image Expert™ with
diskette creation utility, EPSON Photo!2 application and
TWAIN driver, EPSON Photo File Uploader, EPSON
Photo!2 Program Uploader
+
Processor
486 or higher
68040 or higher or
Power PC™
Operating
System
Windows 95, Windows 3.1
or later, Windows for
Workgroups 3.11 or later,
or Windows NT 3.5 or
later
System Software
Version 7.1 or later
(System 7.5 or later
required to access
CompactFlash card
memory directly from
the Macintosh.)
RAM
16MB
16MB
Ports
serial port with standard
RS-232C interface
standard Macintosh
modem/printer port
Display
640 × 480, 256 colors
640 × 480, 256 colors
+
Macintosh®
+
Windows®
+
Minimum System Requirements
2. Turn the charger over and flip the two prongs out of their
compartment.
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3. Plug the charger into an electrical outlet.
3. Insert all four batteries into the compartment, positioning
the + and - ends as shown below:
Both lights turn red, indicating that the charger is working.
When the batteries are fully charged, after about 2½ hours,
the lights go off.
NOTE
The charger lights flash to indicate changes in battery temperature
and voltage. If the charger lights continue to flash for more than half
an hour, the batteries may be damaged or worn out, and should be
replaced. Unplug the charger if the batteries are not fully charged
after 2½ hours.
+
+
4. When both lights are off, unplug the charger. To avoid
overcharging, don’t leave the charger plugged in for long
periods of time after the lights go off.
NOTE
Make sure you charge all four batteries before you use them. If you
find that your batteries run out faster after you recharge them a few
times, make sure you discharge them completely before recharging.
If this doesn’t help, replace the batteries.
5. Wait one hour until the batteries cool before removing
them from the charger.
4. Close the battery cover and slide it to the right until it snaps
into place.
6. Before storing the charger, press down on the prongs to lock
the plug into place.
Handling Batteries
Installing Batteries
If you need to replace your rechargeable batteries, the camera
can also accept the following:
❏ Rechargeable AA NiCad batteries
Before you install the batteries, make sure the camera is turned
off (the lens cover is closed). Then follow these steps:
❏ Single-use AA alkaline batteries (Energizer brand
recommended)
1. Turn the camera upside down with the LCD screen facing
you.
❏ Single-use AA lithium batteries (longer life)
2. Push the battery cover lock down. While holding the lock,
slide the battery cover to the left to open it.
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WARNING
To avoid the danger of fire or explosion, do not mix different types of
batteries. Replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not allow
the battery contacts to touch metal objects such as coins or keys,
which could short out the battery’s circuits.Charge only with the
EPSON NiMH battery charger (Model EU-23). Do not put in fire or
water, drop or apply pressure, disassemble, short-circuit, or apply
heat. Keep away from small children. If battery acid gets into your
eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse the affected area well with
water and seek medical treatment. If a battery is swallowed, seek
medical treatment immediately.
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Using the Display Panel
Image Quality and Color Mode
The display panel shows the camera’s current settings, the
status of your batteries (when power is low), and the number
of pictures remaining.
PhotoPC 600 has several image quality (resolution) settings:
three for color pictures and two for black and white pictures.
Fine
.
approximate
pictures
remaining
Produces color images at 1024 × 768 pixels with
moderate compression. Your pictures include ample
detail, and the camera holds at least 16 pictures (factory
setting).
flash
mode
image
quality
and mode
macro
mode
low battery
icon
Super Fine
Produces color images at 1024 × 768 pixels with low
compression. Your pictures include greater detail, and
the camera holds at least 7 pictures. With less compression,
Super Fine images are better for enlarging.
timer
Checking the Battery
When your battery power is almost out, the low
battery icon appears on the display panel. The icon
flashes when your battery power is completely out.
Monochrome Fine
Produces black and white images at 1024 × 768 pixels
with moderate compression. Your pictures include
ample detail, and the camera holds at least 16 pictures.
To save battery power, the camera shuts off automatically after
60 seconds. To turn the camera back on, close the lens cover
and then open it again.
Monochrome Super Fine
Produces black and white images at 1024 × 768
pixels with low compression. Your pictures include
greater detail, and the camera holds at least 7 pictures. With
less compression, Super Fine images are better for enlarging
Flash
The camera’s built-in flash is effective within a range of
8 inches to 8 feet (20 cm to 2.4 m). Press the flash button to
cycle through the three flash settings. An icon for each setting
appears on the display panel as shown below:
Standard
Produces color images at 640 × 480 pixels. The camera
holds at least 50 pictures, but the image size is smaller and
includes less detail when enlarged.
Auto
AUTO
The flash goes off automatically whenever it’s needed
for adequate lighting (factory setting).
Special Format Pictures
Flash Off
You can take three types of special format pictures with
PhotoPC 600: digital zoom, panorama, and multi-frame. To
shoot these types of pictures, you use the LCD screen and the
buttons around the screen, as shown:
The flash is disabled, even when adequate lighting is
not available. Use this setting for special effects, or
where flash photography is prohibited.
screen switch
Forced Flash
The flash goes off with every picture you take. Use this
setting to compensate for backlighting; for example,
when you are facing a light source.
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Erase Photo (erase the currently displayed
Digital Zoom
picture).
Follow these steps to take a digital zoom picture
(640 × 480 pixels):
Photo Control (erase, lock, display memory
information, or work with flash memory cards).
1. Press the picture format button.
2. Press the
button to zoom in on the image. You can
increase the zoom magnification rate as follows:
…
Press
To increase the zoom rate to …
Once
1.3 ×
Twice
1.6 ×
Three times
2×
Four times
2.5 ×
Five times
3×
Slide Show (play back pictures automatically).
Option Menu (install optional camera programs
or print directly from the camera).
Language (select English or Japanese for LCD
display and menus).
Panorama
Playing Pictures on a TV or Projector
Press the picture format button, then press the
button once (1024 × 384 pixels).
You can display your pictures on a multimedia projector,
television, or VCR.
Multi-frame
1. Make sure the camera and TV (and VCR) are turned off.
When you use this format, the shutter releases 9 times
in rapid sequence, producing a single image
composed of 9 stop-action frames (640 × 480 pixels
total image area). Press the photo format button and then
press the
button twice.
2. Open the camera’s connector cover and connect the black
end of the video cable to the Video Out port as shown:
LCD Menus
Settings (date, time, beep, LCD brightness, and
multi-frame period).
3. Connect the yellow end of the cable to the video input port
on the projector, television, or VCR:
beep
brightness
multi-frame
period
Information (turn off the display of information
on played-back pictures).
Playback Mode (one at a time or groups of
9 images).
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4. Turn on the projector or TV (and VCR) and switch to the
correct video mode.
4. Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either the
arrow or the flat side of the cable connector with the mark
on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the connector.
5. Slide the screen switch on your camera to Playback. The
last picture you took appears on the TV screen or is
projected. You can use all of the camera’s playback features
when your pictures are displayed on TV or projected.
Using the Camera for Presentations
You can create and show a presentation without printing
overhead transparencies or slides, and without a laptop
computer. The EPSON Photo File Uploader lets you transfer
images from your computer to your camera. Anything you can
display on your computer screen can be captured, converted,
and uploaded.
Getting Pictures into Your Computer
5. Turn on the camera and your computer system.
When you’re finished taking pictures, you can connect the
camera to your computer and transfer the images.
Connecting to a Macintosh
Before you start, turn off the camera, LCD screen, and your
Macintosh. Then follow these steps:
Connecting to a Windows PC
Before you start, turn off the camera, LCD screen, and your
computer. Then follow these steps:
1. Locate the modem port
or printer port
on the
back of your Macintosh. You can use either port to connect
the camera.
1. Locate a serial port on the back of your computer.
2. Line up the serial connector on the cable with one of the
serial ports on your computer, and insert the connector.
Then tighten the screws.
NOTE
If you are sharing a serial port that you use for another device, make
sure AppleTalk™ is turned off. Your Macintosh may not recognize the
camera if AppleTalk is on.
2. Connect the long cable to the short Macintosh adapter
cable, then tighten the screws.
3. With the arrow on the cable facing up, line up the cable
connector with the port on your Macintosh. Then insert the
connector.
.
3. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Macintosh
adapter
.
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4. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
The number of pictures you can store in the memory card
appears in brackets on the camera’s display panel.
5. Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either the
arrow or the flat side of the cable connector with the mark
on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the connector.
Removing a Memory Card
6. Turn on the camera and your Macintosh system.
Make sure the camera and the LCD screen are turned off.
Then follow these steps:
Using CompactFlash Memory Cards
1. Slide the switch on the bottom of the camera to eject the
memory card.
You can use optional ATA-compatible CompactFlash memory
cards (4MB and up) to increase the storage capacity of your
PhotoPC 600 camera. When you install a card, the camera
stores pictures on the card, rather than in its internal memory.
You can copy photos from your camera to the card (and vice
versa).
2
If your desktop or laptop computer has a Type II PCMCIA
card slot, you can access images on memory cards directly by
using the optional PCMCIA adapter.
1
CompactFlash cards increase the camera’s picture storage
capacity as shown in the table below. Each card adds the
number of pictures shown to the number of pictures in the
camera’s internal memory.
2. Remove the card by hand.
CAUTION
Never remove the card while the camera is accessing it. Data in the
card may be lost or damaged. Avoid using or storing the card in dusty
places, in direct sunlight, or in places that become extremely hot or
humid.
Number of pictures (minimum capacity)
Image Quality
Internal
Memory
4MB
Card
8MB
Card
12MB
Card
16MB
Card
Standard
50
58
119
179
240
Fine
16
19
39
59
80
Super Fine
7
8
17
25
34
Fine Panorama
33
39
79
119
160
Super Fine
Panorama
14
16
34
51
68
Using a PCMCIA Adapter
Follow these steps to use an adapter:
1. Insert the memory card all the way into the adapter, as
shown below:
Installing a Memory Card
Before you start, make sure the camera and the LCD screen
are turned off.
Insert the card all the way into the memory card slot, as shown
below:
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2. Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II PCMCIA
slot:
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Camera and Battery Charger
❏ Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the camera free of dust.
❏ Use a damp cloth to clean the battery charger
❏ Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Don’t use liquid or
aeorsol cleaners.
❏ Unplug the battery charger before cleaning.
❏ Keep the battery charger terminals clean by wiping them
with a dry cloth.
❏ To clean the lens, first blow off any loose dust or dirt. Then
breathe on the lens and wipe off all moisture with a soft,
lint-free cloth or lens cleaning tissue. To avoid scratching
the lens, don’t press too hard.
❏ If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth.
❏ If the LCD screen gets fingerprints or smudges on it, use a
soft, damp cloth to lightly wipe the screen.
Storing the Camera
❏ Keep the lens covered (power turned off) and store the
camera in a carrying case or bag when you’re not using it.
❏ When the camera is not used for long periods of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low temperature in
a dry location. This prevents camera damage from battery
leaks or corrosion.
Do not store the camera in the following locations:
❏ Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, for example, on
a car dashboard
❏ Near bright sources of light or high humidity
❏ Near heat sources or in a closed car or trunk
❏ In areas of excessive dirt or dust
❏ Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or magnetic
fields
Warranty
1 year camera, 90 days batteries and charger
Related Documentation
CPD5281, 4007823 EPSON PhotoPC 600 User’s Guide
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