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Disclaimer of Warranty
Microtek does not guarantee the
content of any written materials or
software, and is not liable for losses
sustained by the purchaser arising
from the use or inability to use these
written materials, software or
equipment.
Warning
If you take pictures of or use
copyrighted material, you may violate
copyright laws. Microtek holds no
responsibility for the use of Microtek’s
equipment to violate any such
copyright laws.
Microtek Lab, Inc.
16941 Keegan Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
Main: 310-687-5800
Fax: 310-687-5950
http://www.microtekusa.com
Microtek International, Inc.
6, Industry East Road 3
Science Based Industrial Park
Hsinchu, 30077, Taiwan
Tel: 886-3-5772155
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http://www.microtek.com
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Safety Precautions
Before you use the camera, be sure
to read the following safety
precautions, which detail the proper
operation of the camera and its
accessories to prevent injuries or
damage to users or equipment.
This symbol indicates
situations where
improper use of the
camera may result in
harm to the camera
operator.
This symbol indicates
situations where
improper use of the
camera may result in
damage to the camera.
Children should not be allowed
to have access to the camera.
They could injure themselves with
inappropriate use of the camera or
by becoming entangled in the
carrying strap. If a child swallows a
camera battery, get the child
medical attention.
Subjecting the camera to
water or any other liquid, or
allowing condensation to form, may
start a fire or give the user an
electrical shock.
•
•
If liquid gets inside the camera,
turn the camera power off by
removing the battery or
unplugging the power cord (with
dry hands).
Allowing the camera to slowly
adjust to temperature changes
(as in transferring the unit from
outdoors to indoors) will help to
prevent condensation. Let any
condensation evaporate before
using the camera.
Exposing the camera to too
much heat may warp the camera
casing or damage the batteries.
Battery damage may result in fire,
burns or electrical shock.
Another source of possible burns is
heat from the flash or camera itself.
•
Touching the flash after it has
been used extensively can
cause burns.
•
The camera body itself may
burn your hands if the camera
has been operated for a lengthy
period of time.
Do not drop batteries or let
them be banged around. This could
damage the casings, causing the
batteries to leak.
•
If the internal parts or
components of the battery
come into contact with your
eyes or your mouth, flush the
affected site with water and get
medical help.
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•
Do not short-circuit the battery
terminals and be sure to cover
the terminals before you throw
batteries away. If the terminals
contact metal, they may
overheat and explode, causing a
fire.
Black or bright (red, green,
blue, and white) dots may
sometimes appear on the LCD
screen. These are merely misfiring
pixels, and have no effect on the
recorded image.
If you aim the camera at the
sun, or shoot the flash close to
someone’s eyes, you may injure
your eyesight or that of someone
else.
If you see smoke or smell a
burning odor coming from your
camera, turn the camera off. If you
continue to operate the camera, it
could cause a fire or give you a
shock.
Do not clean the camera with
flammable liquids, as these may
cause a fire.
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Do not leave the camera in
humid or dusty areas. Dust and
humidity can cause the camera to
short circuit, leading to a fire.
If the camera gets anywhere
near a strong magnetic field, it may
not work correctly, or the pictures
taken may be ruined or adversely
affected.
Use a soft, absorbent cloth to
clean the outside of your camera.
Table of Contents
Camera Overview .................... 1
Camera Package Contents ......... 2
Camera Components ................ 3
Front/Bottom View ............... 3
Rear View .......................... 4
LCD Screen Displays ................ 5
Photo Mode ........................ 5
Movie Mode ........................ 6
Audio Mode ........................ 7
Playback Mode .................... 8
Getting Started
Attaching the Strap ................
Loading the Batteries ..............
SD Memory Card Insertion .......
Camera On/Off ......................
Setting the Date and Time .......
Selecting the Language ..........
Formatting the SD Card ..........
10
11
13
14
15
15
16
Before Shooting
Using the Mode Switch ........... 17
LCD Screen On/Off ................ 17
Using the Menus .................... 18
Using the Multifunction Buttons
Using the Shutter Button .........
Using the Viewfinder ..............
Holding the Camera ................
18
19
19
19
Shooting Images
Shooting Still Images ..............
Using the Digital Zoom ............
Using the Flash ......................
Continuous Shooting ...............
Using the Self-Timer ...............
Customizing Shooting-related
Settings ...............................
Selecting Photo Size ...........
Selecting Photo Quality .......
Selecting the Shooting Drive
Mode ...............................
Adjusting the Exposure
Compensation ...................
Selecting the White Balance
Selecting the Sharpness ......
Shooting Movies ....................
Using the Slide Show .............
Rotating Images .....................
Playing Movies ......................
Television Viewing .................
34
35
36
37
Deleting Images
20
21
22
23
24
25
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Viewing Images
Single-image Display .............. 32
Nine-image Display ................. 32
Magnifying Images ................. 33
Deleting the Current Image ...... 38
Deleting Selected Images ........ 38
Deleting All Images .............. 138
Audio
Recording Audio .................... 39
Playing Audio ........................ 40
Digital Camera Settings
Beep Adjustment ...................
Setting the Date ....................
Setting the Time ....................
Selecting the Video System .....
Formatting the SD Card ..........
Digital Camera Reset ..............
Copying to the SD Card ..........
Selecting the Frequency .........
Auto Power Saving ................
Selecting the Language ..........
42
42
42
43
43
43
44
44
44
45
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Viewing Images on Your
Computer
System Requirements .............
A. Installing the Camera Driver .
B. Getting the Camera Ready ..
C. Connecting the Camera .......
D. Copying Images .................
E. Viewing Images .................
Value-bundled Software ..........
46
47
47
48
48
49
49
Appendices
A. PC/Web Cam ....................
B. Using the Batteries .............
C. Using the SD Card ..............
D. Maintenance .....................
E. Troubleshooting .................
F. Warning and Error Messages
G. Menu Items and Factory
Defaults ..........................
H. Specifications ....................
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51
53
54
55
63
64
65
Federal Communications
Commission Interference
Statement
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
This equipment (MDC-TKS1CMOS
or ES230) has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
• Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver.
Notes: A shielded USB interface
cable with ferrite core installed on
the camera connector end must be
used with this equipment.
Responsible Party:
Loi Han
Microtek Lab, Inc.
16941 Keegan Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
USA
Phone: 310-687-5800
Fax: 310-687-5950
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Caution: Changes or modifications
not expressly approved by the
manufacturer responsible for
compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
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.
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Camera Overview
•
Microtek's Take-it S1/D1 digital
cameras are equipped with a mass
storage function that enables you to
capture high resolution pictures and
see the results immediately. Your
digital camera provides you with
the best photo- and movie-taking
experience possible and comes with
the latest features, including the
following:
Storage: Accommodates an
external SecureDigital (SD)
storage memory card along with
the camera's internal memory,
enabling you to upgrade
memory capacity.
•
File management: Lets you
view/delete the still images and
movies on the camera’s built-in
LCD, a television screen, or a
personal computer monitor.
•
Printing: Lets you print images
at home after transferring
images to a computer.
Alternatively, you can have
images printed commercially by
supplying the pictures on
storage media such as an SD
card or a CD to a print shop.
•
Still photos: Provides you with
full control in taking still photos,
allowing you precise handling
over image resolution, quality,
and sharpness, as well as plus
and minus Exposure Value (EV),
and white balance. The camera
also features a 10-second timer
and continuous image capture
function.
•
Movies/Audio: Enables you to
record movie or audio clips of
unlimited length.
•
PC camera: Lets you use the
camera as a PC/Web cam in
video conferencing mode by
connecting it to your computer,
using software such as
Microsoft Netmeeting, and
connecting to the Internet.
Camera Package
Contents
Open your camera package and
check the components listed in your
packing list.
If any component is missing,
contact Microtek Customer Service.
1. Take-it S1/D1 Digital Camera
2. Strap
3. Two AA-sized Alkaline batteries
4. USB cable
5. Video cable
6. Microtek CD: Includes bundled
software and camera driver
7. Documentation: Includes Take-it
S1/D1 Quick Start Guide and
other inserts
8. Pouch
Camera Components
Front View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Flash (p.22)
Viewfinder (p.19)
Speaker
Lens
Microphone
Self-timer indicator (p.24)
Bottom View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connector cover
AV-output connector (p.39)
USB connector (p.39, 46)
Tripod mount
Battery and SecureDigital
(SD) card cover
6. Battery compartment (p.11)
7. SD compartment (p.13)
8. Strap ring (p.10)
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Rear View
1. POWER button (p.14)
2. Mode switch (p.17)
•
Playback mode (p.32)
•
Photo mode (p.20)
•
/
Movie/Audio mode (p.31, 39)
3. Shutter/OK button (p.19)
4. Multifunction/4-way arrow buttons (p.18)
•
Up/
•
Right/ Flash (p.22)
Zoom In (p.21, 33)
•
Down/ Zoom Out/
Nine-image display (p.21, 32, 33)
•
Left
5. MENU (Menu) button (p.18)
6.
(Delete) button (p.38)
7. DISP (Display) button (p.17)
8. LCD screen (p.17)
9. READY/Flash charger LED
10. Viewfinder (p.19)
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LCD Screen Display
Photo Mode
1. Photo Mode
2. Size
•
- 2048x1536 pixels*
•
- 1600x1200 pixels
- 1280x960 pixels
•
•
- 640x480 pixels
* Interpolated
3. Quality (Compression)
( Best / Fine/ Normal)
4. Flash mode
( Auto/ Auto with Red-eye Reduction/ Forced/
with Red-eye Reduction/ Off)
5. Battery status indicator
Full/
Half/
Low)
(
6. SecureDigital (SD) card indicator
7. Number of pictures remaining
8. Digital zoom level
9. Sharpness
Low/ Normal/
High)
(
10. Exposure Compensation (EV)
( / / / / )
11. Drive mode
( Self-timer/ Continuous)
12. White Balance (WB)
Daylight/
Tungsten/ Fluorescent)
( Auto/
Forced
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Movie Mode
Movie Normal Display
1. Movie mode
2. Battery status indicator
(
Full/
Half/
Low)
3. SecureDigital (SD) card indicator
4. OK: Start (press the OK button to start recording)
5. STBY (Standby)
Movie Recording Display
1. Movie mode
2. OK: Stop (press the OK button to stop recording)
3. Elapsed recording time
4. Recording in progress
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Audio Mode
Audio Normal Display
1. Audio mode
2. Battery status indicator
(
Full/
Half/
Low)
3. SecureDigital (SD) card indicator
4. OK: Start (press the OK button to start recording)
5. STBY (Standby)
Audio Recording Display
1. Audio mode
2. OK: Stop (press the OK button to stop recording)
3. Elapsed recording time
4. Recording in progress
%
Playback Mode
Single-image Display (Normal view)
1. Playback mode
2. Battery status indicator
(
Full/
Half/
Low)
3. SecureDigital (SD) card indicator
4. Selected image
1
Single-image Display (Magnified view)
1. Playback mode
2. Battery status indicator
Full/
Half/
Low)
(
3. SecureDigital (SD) card indicator
4. Selected image
5. Magnification level
(2X/3X/4X)
&
Movie Playing Display
1. Movie
2. OK: Stop (press the OK button to stop playing)
3. Selected movie
4. Elapsed movie playback time
Audio Playing Display
1. Audio
2. OK: Stop (press the OK button to stop playing)
3. Selected audio
4. Elapsed audio playback time
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Getting Started
This section gets you started on
using your new digital camera right
away.
Attaching the Strap
1. Thread the strap through the
camera strap ring as shown.
2. Thread the other end of the
strap through the loop.
NOTE:
Take care when carrying the
camera by the strap to prevent the
camera from banging into other
objects and to prevent the strap
from becoming tangled.
Loading the Batteries
Use two AA-sized Alkaline batteries
(supplied), or two AA-sized Nickel
Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries as
the power source for the camera.
1. Make sure that the camera is
turned off; then push the battery
cover in the direction of the
arrow to open the cover.
2. Insert two AA-sized batteries
into the compartment.
Ensure that the plus (+) and
minus (–) polarity of the
batteries matches the polarity
markings in the battery
compartment.
NOTE:
• Do not mix old batteries with new
ones.
• Do not mix different types of
batteries or batteries from
different manufacturers.
• Remove batteries and store them
when not using the camera to
prevent the batteries from leaking
and damaging the camera.
See the Appendix “Using the
Batteries” for details concerning the
use of batteries to power the
camera.
3. Hold the batteries in place and
close the battery cover
securely.
To remove the batteries, open the
battery cover and take the batteries
out.
Battery Status
Check the battery status
periodically to ensure that you have
a usable battery charge. When the
LCD screen is on, it displays the
status of the battery charge to help
you gauge battery life and prevent
interruption during shooting and use
of the camera.
The battery charge display consists
of a battery icon showing different
levels of charging. When the
battery icon appears to be empty,
this indicates that the batteries need
to be replaced or charged.
Full
Half
(blinking) Low
Battery is fully charged
Battery approaches half-life
Battery low; replace or recharge soon
NOTE:
External conditions or the type of battery used may affect the reliability of
the battery status display.
SD Memory Card
Insertion
A SecureDigital (SD) card may be
inserted in the camera to provide
external memory in which to store
images. Images are stored directly
onto the SD card when the card is
installed.
1. Make sure that the camera is
turned off, then open the SD
card cover.
NOTE:
• Incorrect insertion of the SD card
will cause a memory error,
blocking you from storing any
data in the SD card.
• You may lose or damage data if
you remove the SD card while it
is in operation.
See Appendix “Using the SD card”
for details regarding the use of the
SD card to store images.
2. Insert the SD card (not supplied)
into the compartment until you
hear a “click”.
Ensure that the orientation of the
SD card matches the SD card
marking in the SD compartment.
3. Close the SD card cover
securely.
To remove the SD card, open the
cover, push the card in, and release;
the card pops out.
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Camera On/Off
To turn the camera on, press the
POWER button. Press the POWER
button again to turn it off.
When the power is turned on, the
green READY LED illuminates.
Camera Auto Power Off
In order to prolong battery life, the
camera may be set to turn off
automatically if the camera hasn't
been used for two minutes. You
can disable the auto power saving
function in the Setup menu mode
(refer to page 44).
There are two instances when the
camera will not turn off, even when
auto power saving is enabled. The
camera will not turn off when:
• Presenting a slide show
• Connecting to a computer
through a USB or video output
connection
If the camera turns off
automatically, press the POWER
button to resume use.
READY LED
POWER
Take-it S1
READY LED
POWER
Take-it D1
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Setting the Date and
Time
DATE/TIME enables you to set the
date and change the clock setting.
You should set the date and time
when you use the camera for the
first time. Follow these instructions:
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
enter Setup menu mode ( ) .
5. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between the “yyyy”,
“mm”, and “dd” formats for the
date, or “hr”, “min” and “sec”
formats for the time.
6. Use the / arrow buttons to
adjust the value.
7. Press the Shutter (OK) button
once you have finalized the date
and time settings.
8. Press the MENU button to
confirm the settings and exit the
menu.
Selecting the Language
The camera allows you to select
the LCD screen display language.
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
enter Setup menu mode ( ).
4. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “LANGUAGE”, then
select the language you want to
use.
4. Use the / arrow buttons to
select “DATE” or “TIME”.
5. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
You can press the MENU button
again to check the language status.
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Formatting the SD Card
After you install an SD card for the
first time, you should first format
the SD card with the camera.
Formatting removes all information
that existed previously on the SD
card.
5. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A screen appears to allow you
to format the installed SD card
or to cancel.
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
enter Setup menu mode ( ).
4. Use the / arrow buttons to
select ”FORMAT”.
6. Use 4-way arrow button to
select “OK”, then press the
Shutter (OK) button.
The SD card is formatted.
When formatting is completed, the
LCD screen returns to the selected
mode screen.
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to format the installed SD card.
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Before Shooting
Using the Mode Switch
The Mode switch allows you to
switch among between Playback,
Photo, and Movie/Audio modes of
operation.
•
•
•
Playback Mode (p.32)
Displays the last photo, movie, or
audio taken. Allows you to
browse and delete images, movie
clips, and audio.
Photo Mode (p.20)
Normal shooting mode using
automatic exposure, and
providing a full selection of
manual controls.
/
39)
Movie/Audio Mode (p.31/
Allows you to record movie and
audio clips of unlimited length
(limited only by the size of the
available memory).
LCD Screen On/Off
The LCD screen with camera status
is automatically activated when the
camera is turned on. Use the LCD
screen to frame your shots, as well
as to view images and recorded
video in playback mode.
In any of the camera's operation
mode, press the DISP button to turn
the LCD screen on and off. The
LCD screen displays the status and
settings relevant to the mode you
are in.
1. In any mode, press the DISP
button to turn off the camera
status.
2. Press the DISP button again to
turn off the LCD screen.
DISP
LCD screen
with camera
status
LCD screen
without
camera status
LCD screen
off
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Using the Menus
Different menus are available for
Photo, Playback, Movie/Audio, and
Setup modes. Use the MENU button
to display a menu for the selected
mode. (The Setup menu is
displayed in all modes.)
To access Menu mode:
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
The selected mode’s menu is
displayed on the LCD screen.
•
Use the / arrow buttons
to navigate through the
menu selections.
•
Use the / arrow buttons
to toggle between options.
When an area is selected, it is
displayed with a blue
background. The selected
setting is highlighted in red.
3. Press the MENU button to
confirm the settings and exit the
menu.
MENU
&
Using the Multifunction
Buttons
The Multifunction buttons provide
Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow
selections for navigating the Menu
screens. In addition to navigation,
the buttons also provide other
functions in Photo, Movie/Audio,
and Playback mode. Refer to the
following table.
Button
Playback
Zoom In
Photo
Zoom In
Movie/
Audio
—
Next
Flash
—
Zoom Out/
Nine-image
display
Zoom Out
—
Previous
—
—
Multifunction
buttons
Using the Shutter Button
Using the Viewfinder
Holding the Camera
Press the Shutter button all the way
down to take a picture.
The Viewfinder may be used to
take pictures instead of the LCD
screen. Using the Viewfinder
conserves battery power.
For best results, hold the camera
with both hands. Frame the subject
in the center of the LCD screen or
Viewfinder. The framed image is
recorded when you press the
Shutter button.
NOTE:
you can enable a beeping sound
when you press the Shutter button
(refer to Beep Adjustment on page
42.)
Shutter button
Press the DISP button to turn off the
LCD screen. Use the Viewfinder to
center and frame your shot before
pressing the Shutter button to take
the picture.
Viewfinder
NOTE:
• Avoid obstructing the camera or
flash when shooting photos or
movies.
• Hold the camera securely with
both hands to prevent the camera
from shaking and producing a
blurry picture. Use a tripod for
best results, especially when
using the self-timer or in dark
places when the flash is turned
off.
• Avoid touching the lens or the
flash.
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Shooting
Shooting Still Images
Follow these instructions when
shooting a still image:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
Settings are automatically
adjusted and displayed on the
LCD screen.
3. Press the Shutter button.
The still image is taken when a
beep sounds. Do not move the
camera until you hear the beep.
The camera is ready to take
another picture when a
message “BUSY” disappears
from the LCD screen.
NOTE:
• Minimum distance between the
lens and your subject must be
1m.
• Take care when shooting the
following subjects as they are
difficult to bring into focus:
- Low contrast subjects such as a
flat white surface
2. Frame the subject using the LCD
screen.
The following icons are default display
settings showed on the LCD screen when
you shoot a still image.
Photo Mode displays the currently
selected mode.
Image Size displays the currently
selected image size.
- Flat, smooth objects
- Quickly moving objects
Quality (Compression) displays the
current image quality.
- Subjects that are dimly
illuminated
Flash Mode displays the flash
setting.
- Reflective surfaces
Battery Status Indicator shows the
remaining battery charge.
- Subjects in locations with heavy
backlighting
For best results, focus on a
separate object that is near your
subject and then shoot the
picture.
SD indicates whether a
SecureDigital card is inserted.
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Number of pictures remaining
indicates the number of shots
available.
Using the Digital Zoom
Use the Digital Zoom feature to
magnify distant images. Press the
button to digitally enlarge the
subject more than the specified
optical zoom ratio. The maximum
digital zoom value is 4X.
To shoot pictures using the Digital
Zoom feature:
NOTE:
• For best results, compose your
shots on the LCD screen when
using digital zoom.
• The digital zoom setting is
disabled when you change
modes.
Before
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Frame the subject using the LCD
screen.
3. Press the button until the
desired zoom value is reached.
A zoom level value is displayed
on the LCD screen indicating the
zoom status.
After
4. Press the Shutter button to take
the picture.
To exit digital zoom mode, press
the / button.
Using the Flash
Five Flash mode settings are
available to match shooting
conditions:
Auto (Auto flash)
The flash fires when ambient
lighting conditions require its use.
Auto with Red-eye Reduction
The flash will fire when ambient
lighting conditions require its use
and will reduce the red-eye effect.
Forced (Flash on)
The flash fires every time you take
a picture, regardless of ambient
lighting conditions.
Forced with Red-eye Reduction
The flash fires every time you take
a picture regardless of lighting
conditions and will reduce the redeye effect.
Off (Flash off)
The flash will not fire.
When using the flash function, the
effective distance between the lens
and your subject is within 3.28 to
6.56 ft. (1 to 2.0 m).
To select a flash mode:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Frame the subject using the LCD
screen.
3. Press / to select the desired
Flash mode.
The Flash mode changes each
time when the button is
pressed, and is displayed on the
LCD screen.
4. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
NOTE:
• The Flash mode icon on the LCD
screen displays the current flash
mode.
• Flash mode remains set until you
change the Flash mode.
• When the flash is charging, the
LCD screen turns off and the flash
LED blinks. Once charging is
complete, the LCD screen turns
on, indicating that the camera is
ready to take a picture.
• The factory default flash setting is
Flash Off.
Continuous Shooting
Continuous shooting enables you to
take three pictures in rapid
succession with a single press of
the Shutter button.
To shoot images continuously:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “DRIVE MODE”, then
select (Continuous shooting).
5. Frame the subject in the LCD
screen, and press the Shutter
button.
Three pictures are taken in rapid
succession after the Shuttle
button is pressed.
NOTE:
• If the SD card is filled, the
camera will stop taking pictures.
• Continuous shooting mode
switches off after the picture has
been taken.
• To prevent blurred images, hold
the camera steady before you
press the Shutter button.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
The Continuous Shooting icon
appears on the LCD screen.
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Using the Self-Timer
The Self-timer enables you to take
an image of yourself by setting a
10-second delay on the shutter.
To shoot with the Self-timer:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “DRIVE MODE”, then
select (Self-timer).
5. Frame the subject in the LCD
screen, and press the Shutter
button.
The Self-timer indicator starts
blinking when the self-timer
starts, and you have 10
seconds to get into position
before the picture is taken. A
tone beeps for two seconds
before the camera takes the
shot.
Before
NOTE:
Self-timer mode switches off after
the picture has been taken.
After
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
The Self-timer icon appears on
the LCD screen.
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Customizing
Shooting-related
Settings
To select photo size:
Selecting Photo Size
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “SIZE”, then select “3M”,
“2M”, “1M”, or “VGA”.
The Size setting enables you to
select image resolution. Four size
settings are available:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Press the MENU button.
• 3M – 2048 x 1536 pixels*
• 2M – 1600 x 1200 pixels
• 1M – 1280 x 960 pixels
• VGA – 640 x 480 pixels
* Interpolated
Each mode has its own advantages
and disadvantages.
Higher resolution settings provide
detailed images and photo quality
prints; the file size, however, is
larger.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
Lower resolution settings provide
small file sizes; image quality,
however, is slightly degraded. Low
resolution is often used for images
that are viewed online on the
Internet or sent via email.
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Selecting Photo Quality
To select the quality setting,
The camera features three
compression options for managing
still photos.
2. Press the MENU button.
•
(Best): Provides a more
detailed image for photo quality
prints, but takes up more
memory.
•
(Fine): The normal setting used
for everyday photography.
•
(Normal): May be used to
allow more images to be loaded
onto an SD card.
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “QUALITY”, then select
, , or .
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
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Selecting the Shooting
Drive Mode
This mode enables you to
determine how you want to shoot
your still images. The following
shooting drive modes are available:
•
(Single): Enables you to shoot
single still images. This is the
default mode. (p.20)
•
(Continuous): Enables you to
take three still images in
sequence at a single press of the
Shutter button. (p.23)
•
(Self-timer): Enables a 10second delay after pressing the
Shutter button before the picture
is taken. (p.24)
To select the driver mode setting,
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “DRIVE MODE”, then
select from among , , or
.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
Single
Continuous
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
Self-timer
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Adjusting the Exposure
Compensation ±
Use the Exposure Compensation
Value (EV) setting to adjust the
brightness of the entire subject. Set
the EV so that the subject in the
photo doesn’t come out too dark or
too light. EV adjustments are made
from -2 to +2 in 1-step
increments.
Option
Result
-2EV
Darkest
-1EV
Darken
0
Normal
+1EV
Lighten
+2EV
Lightest
To select the EV Compensation
setting:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “±EV”, then select “-2”,
“-1”, “0”, “+1”, or “+2”.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
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Before
(This image looks too dark.)
After
(With a positive EV value
applied, this image looks
brighter.)
Selecting the White
Balance
To select the White Balance
setting:
The White Balance (WB) control
enables you to correct the white
color in shots taken under different
lighting conditions.
2. Press the MENU button.
Function
Use
Regular use
(Auto)
Set WB
automatically
(Daylight)
Use outdoors in
sunlight
Natural
Lighting
(Tungsten)
Corrects for light
bulb illumination
Indoor
without
flash
Corrects for
(Fluorescent) fluorescent bulb
illumination
Indoor
without
flash
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “WB”, then select , ,
, or .
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
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Selecting the Sharpness
To select the Sharpness setting:
The Sharpness control sharpens
(highlights) or softens (blends) the
edges of a photo.
2. Press the MENU button.
(High)
(Normal)
(Low)
Function
Use
Sharpens image
edges
Increase
image clarity
or crop image
No special effect
No adjustment
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “Sharpness”, then , ,
or .
Before
Softens the edges Good for
of image edges
portrait shots
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press the Shutter button to take
the shot.
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After
Shooting Movies
Movie mode allows you to record
movie clips of unlimited length
(limited only by the size of available
memory). Clips are recorded at a
resolution of 320 x 240 dpi, at 15
frames per second. Movies are
saved in memory in the AVI file
format.
3. Press and release the Shutter
(OK) button to begin recording a
movie.
Images and sound are recorded
continuously, with the elapsed
time is shown on the LCD screen
as the movie is recording.
To shoot a movie:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Movie/Audio).
/
The movie standby recording
screen appears on the LCD
screen.
2. Compose your shot using the
LCD screen.
4. Press the Shutter (OK) button
once more to stop shooting.
NOTE:
For best results hold the camera
steady and use fluid motions when
recording movies.
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Viewing Images
When you operate the camera, the
images and movie recordings you
made with the camera are available
for viewing on the LCD screen.
Image viewing may be done for a
single image, or for a composite
display of nine images.
Image and movie viewing is
accomplished by means of the
Playback mode, which displays the
last image photo or movie taken.
Playback mode also allows you to
browse, delete, and present a slide
show of stored images. In addition,
images can be magnified or rotated
in Playback mode.
To enter Playback mode:
Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
To enter Playback menu mode:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Press the MENU button to
display the Playback menu
mode.
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Singe-image Display
Nine-image Display
Playback mode enables you to view
single images one at a time.
You can view images as a
composite display of nine images at
the same time on the LCD screen.
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
When you enter Playback
mode, the normal display is that
of the last image you shot, filling
the entire LCD screen.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select other images to view.
–next image
– previous image
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Press the
/
button.
Nine images are displayed at the
same time on the LCD screen.
The selected image is bordered
by a yellow frame.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select a different picture.
To return to single-image display,
In the composite nine-image display
mode, press the Shutter (OK)
button; the selected image returns
to single-image display.
Magnifying Images
If you are currently viewing a
magnified image, you can use the
camera’s Pan feature for scrolling
through the magnified image.
This feature enables you to zoom in
on a picture at up to four times the
original viewing size.
1. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
To magnify the images:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Press the button repeatedly
to enlarge the image from
normal, to twice the size, to
three times the size, and to four
times the size.
Before
Magnified
image
The picture appears on the LCD
screen with its magnification
level shown.
3. Press the / repeatedly to
reduce the image from four
times the size, to three times
the size, to twice the size, to
normal size.
NOTE:
Image magnification only works on
still images. When you see an
image on the LCD screen with a
playback icon ( ), this indicates
the image can be magnified for
viewing.
A Pan icon ( ) appears on the
LCD screen next to the image
magnification level.
After
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
scroll through parts of a
magnified image into view.
Scrolled
image
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button
again to disable the Pan feature.
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Using the Slide Show
To run a slide show:
The Slide Show selection enables
you to view your stored images by
playing them back in sequence (if
you have stored more than one
image).
2. Press the MENU button.
You can run the Slide Show for a
business presentation, family show,
or other situation.
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “SLIDE SHOW”.
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to run a slide show.
4. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
The slide show starts.
5. Press the Shutter (OK) button
again to stop the slide show.
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Rotating Images
If you take a picture while holding
the camera vertically, this selection
enables you to rotate the image to
a horizontal position when you play
it back later for viewing.
4. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A screen appears to allow you
to rotate the image or to cancel.
To rotate the image:
Before
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “ROTATION”.
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to
select “90°”, “180°”, or
“270°”, then press the Shutter
(OK) button.
The picture is rotated.
After
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to rotate an image.
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Playing Movies
Playback mode also enables you to
play movies that are stored in
memory on the LCD screen.
To play back movies,
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select desired movie.
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button to
view a selected movie.
The movie will be played while
the Shutter button is pressed.
If this is a movie, the first frame
of the movie is shown on the
LCD screen and comes with a
Movie icon ( ).
Press the Shutter (OK) button
again to stop movie playback.
Pressing the Shutter (OK) button
once more restarts playback.
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Television Viewing
This feature enables you to view
your camera’s movies and images
on a TV monitor instead of the LCD
screen.
To view the camera’s images and
movies on a TV, you must first
select the video output system.
To select the video output system:
To view images on a TV set:
1. Make sure the TV set is turned
off.
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Connect the camera to your TV
set, using the provided Video
cable.
2. Press the MENU button.
•
Connect one
end of the
Video cable
to the
camera’s TVoutput
connector.
•
Connect the
other end of
the cable to
the Video In
jack of the
TV set.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
enter Setup menu mode ( ).
4. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “VIDEO”, then select
“NTSC” or “PAL”.
NTSC: For USA, Canada,
Mexico, Taiwan, Korea, Japan,
etc.
PAL: For Europe, Australia,
China, Singapore, etc.
5. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
3. Turn on the TV set and switch it
to run off Video Input.
4. Set the camera’s Mode switch
to (Playback).
The most recently recorded
image appears on the TV
monitor.
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Deleting Images
You can remove images from the
internal camera memory, as well as
from the SD card. This allows you
to free up memory space in which
to store future images.
Deleting the Current Image
If you are currently viewing an
image and decide that you want to
remove it:
1. Press the
(Delete) button.
A confirmation screen prompts
you to confirm your decision to
delete the current image.
Deleting Selected Image
Deleting All Images
If you want to delete a stored
image, you must first select the
image you want to delete.
To delete all images:
To delete the selected image:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select the image you want to
delete.
3. Press the
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2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “ERASE ALL”.
(Delete) button.
A confirmation screen prompts
you to confirm your decision to
delete the selected image.
4. Select “OK” to delete the
image, then press the Shutter
(OK) button.
The selected image is removed
from memory and will no longer
be available for viewing.
2. Select “OK” to delete the
image, then press the Shutter
(OK) button.
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to erase all images.
4. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A confirmation screen appears
to allow you to erase all images
or to cancel.
5. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “OK”, then press the
Shutter (OK) button.
All the images are removed
from the memory and will no
longer be available for viewing.
The audio standby recording
screen appears on the LCD
screen.
Audio
Recording Audio
Audio mode allows you to record
audio clips of unlimited length in the
WAV file format (limited only by the
size of available memory).
To record audio:
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Movie/Audio)
/
The movie standby recording
screen appears on the LCD
screen.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “DRIVE MODE”, then
select “ ”.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
menu.
5. Press and release the Shutter
(OK) button.
Audio recording begins, with the
elapsed time shown on the LCD
screen.
6. Press the Shutter (OK) button
once more to stop recording.
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Playing Audio
To playback audio:
Playback mode enables you to play
audio files that are stored in
memory.
1. Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select an audio clip.
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
The audio file begins playback.
The elapsed time is shown on
the LCD screen as the audio
plays back.
If this is an audio clip, the audio
clip is shown with an Audio icon
( ).
Press the Shutter (OK) button
again to stop audio playback.
Pressing the Shutter (OK) button
once more restarts playback.
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Digital Camera
Settings
The Take-it S1/D1 camera provides
several operator-controlled manual
settings that enable you to tailor the
camera to your specific needs. The
basic functions are entered in the
Setup menu mode of operation.
To enter Setup menu mode:
The Setup mode is available during
any mode of camera operation.
1. Set the Mode switch to any
operation mode.
2. Press the MENU button.
Photo menu mode
The selected mode’s menu is
displayed on the LCD screen.
3. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
enter Setup menu mode ( ).
4. Use the 4-way arrow buttons in
the Setup menu mode.
•
Use the / arrow buttons
to navigate through the
menu selections.
•
Use the / arrow buttons
to toggle between the
options.
Setup menu mode
When an area is selected, it is
displayed with a blue background.
The selected setting is highlighted in
red.
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Beep Adjustment
Setting the Date
Setting the Time
BEEP determines whether a “beep”
signal is heard when you
successfully perform an operation
with the camera.
DATE enables you to change the
calendar setting in your camera.
TIME enables you to change the
time setting in your camera.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “DATE”.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “TIME”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between the “yyyy”,
“mm”, and “dd” settings.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between the “hr”, “mm”,
and “sec” settings.
4. Use the / arrow buttons to
change setting.
4. Use the / arrow buttons to
change setting.
5. Press the Shutter (OK) button
once you have finalized the date
settings.
5. Press the Shutter (OK) button
once you have finalized the time
settings.
6. Press the MENU button to
confirm the settings and exit the
Setup menu.
6. Press the MENU button to
confirm the settings and exit the
Setup menu.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “BEEP”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between “ON” and
“OFF”.
Select “ON” to enable the beep
signal. Select “OFF” to disable
the beep.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
Setup menu.
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Selecting the Video System
Formatting the SD Card
Digital Camera Reset
VIDEO enables you to select your
video system standard -- NTSC or
PAL -- allowing you to match the
color system of your camera to that
of your television.
FORMAT enables you to prepare
the SD card to record images.
Formatting removes all information
that previously existed on the SD
card.
RESET returns the camera settings
to default values.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select ”FORMAT”.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “VIDEO”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between “NTSC” and
“PAL”.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
Setup menu.
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to format the installed SD card.
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A screen appears to allow you
to format or to cancel.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to
select “OK” , then press the
Shutter (OK) button.
The SD card is formatted.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select ”RESET”.
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to return some camera settings
to their default values.
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A screen appears to allow you
to reset or to cancel.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to
select “OK” , then press the
Shutter (OK) button.
The camera settings return to
default values except for date,
time, and flash.
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Copying to the SD Card
Selecting the Frequency
Auto Power Saving
COPY TO SD enables you to copy
images stored in internal memory to
an external memory (SecureDigital)
card.
FREQUENCY allows you to match
the camera’s frequency to that of
the local AC power supply; select
either 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
NOTE: If you have the incorrect
frequency selection, pictures will
have brown streaks running through
them.
PWR SAVING enables you to set
the camera to turn off automatically
when it is idle for a fixed amount of
time so as to conserve battery
power. If the camera turns off
automatically, press the POWER
button to resume use.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select ”COPY TO SD”.
When selected, the “OK?”
setting appears as well and is
highlighted in red, allowing you
to copy images to an installed
SD card.
3. Press the Shutter (OK) button.
A screen appears to allow you
to copy or to cancel.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to
select “OK”, then press the
Shutter (OK) button.
The images that are stored in
internal memory are transferred
to the installed SD card.
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1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “FREQUENCY”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between “50HZ” and
“60HZ”.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
Setup menu.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “PWR SAVING”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
toggle between “YES” and
“NO”.
Select “YES” to enable power
saving. Select “NO” to disable
it.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
Setup menu.
Selecting the Language
LANGUAGE enables you to select
the LCD screen display language.
1. Enter Setup menu mode.
2. Use the 4-way arrow buttons to
select “LANGUAGE”.
3. Use the / arrow buttons to
select the language you want to
use.
4. Press the MENU button to
confirm the setting and exit the
Setup menu.
You can press the MENU button
again to check the language status.
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Viewing Images on
Your Computer
The camera is equipped with an
USB connector that allows you to
download the recorded images from
the camera to your computer. After
downloading, you can open, view,
print, or manage the transferred
images on your computer with the
proper setup.
To view the recorded images on
your computer, follow the steps
below:
System Requirements
1. Install the camera driver (only
Windows 98/98SE required).
• Color display with 24-bit color
output capability
2. Get the camera ready.
• 128MB RAM or more
recommended
3. Connect the camera to the
computer.
4. Send the camera's images to
the computer.
5. View the camera's images on
the computer.
• CD-ROM drive (for installing
software)
PC
• Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP
• Pentium PC or later with USB port
Mac
• Mac OS 9.x; Mac OSX 10.1.3 or
later
• Apple Macintosh series with builtin USB port
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A. Installing the Camera
Driver (Only Window 98/98SE
required)
B. Getting the Camera
Ready
•
Shut down all other applications
before installing the camera driver.
1. Turn on your computer, then
insert the supplied Microtek CDROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The Microtek Software Installer
screen automatically comes up.
2. Click “Camera Driver” when it
appears on the screen, then
follow the on-screen instructions
to install.
Without an SD card installed:
Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
•
With an SD card installed:
Make sure the SD card
containing the images you want
to download is inserted in the
camera.
Set the Mode switch to
(Playback).
Locating Images
Location of images is only
accomplished when your camera
is in the Playback mode of
operation.
If an SD card is not inserted in
the camera, the images available
for viewing are those held in the
camera’s internal memory.
If an SD card is inserted, the
images available for viewing are
those held in the inserted SD
card (external memory).
3. Click “EXIT” on the Microtek
Software Installer screen when
the camera driver has been
installed.
Camera Driver*
4. Restart your computer.
WIN 98/98SE
V
V
WIN 2000/Me/XP
—
V
(V: Required, –: Not required)
Mass Storage
Driver
NOTE:
The SD card may be placed into
any card reader device. The still
images, movies, and audio stored
on the card can then be read from
the card reader and copied to the
computer.
PC/Web
Cam Driver
Mac OS 9.x
—
V
Mac OS 10.x
—
V**
*Functions of camera driver vary,
depending upon the system you are using.
**Microtek is continuing to develop the
PC/Web Cam driver in Macintosh OS X.
Current released version has not
implemented this driver for Mac OS X.
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C. Connecting the Camera
1. Connect the camera to your
computer, using the provided
USB cable.
•
3. In Windows, double-click My
Computer to see if the
Removable Disk is listed in
Windows Explorer.
Windows 98/
98SE/2000/
Me
Connect one end of the USB
cable to the camera’s USB
connector.
Windows XP
If Removable Disk or newly
created icon (Take-it or Takeit.SD) appears, the camera is
connected to your computer,
and you can transfer files into
your hard disk folder.
If they cannot be found, see the
Appendix on "Maintenance and
Troubleshooting" (page 60) for
details.
D. Copying Images
For Windows,
1. Double-click My Computer. A
removable disk is displayed.
•
Connect the other end of the
USB cable to the USB
connector of your computer.
In Macintosh, check to see if
the newly created icon (Take-it
or Take-it.SD) appears on the
desktop.
Without an
SD card
installed
Mac OS X
2. Wait for a few moments as the
computer recognizes the type of
equipment attached to it.
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Mac OS 9.X
With an
SD card
installed
Mac OS X Mac OS 9.X
2. Double-click Removable Disk.
A folder (DCIM) containing the
contents of the camera’s
internal memory or the SD card
appears.
3. Double click DCIM. A subfolder
100MEDIA is displayed.
The subfolder contains the
recorded images.
4. Drag and drop the image files
into your hard disk folder.
For Macintosh:
E. Viewing Images
1. Double-click the newly created
icon on the desktop.
It is now possible to view the
images you took with your camera
on your computer.
2. Double-click DCIM.
3. Double-click 100MEDIA.
The subfolder contains the
recorded images.
4. Drag and drop the image files
from 100MEDIA folder into your
hard disk folder.
NOTE:
• When the SD card is inserted in
the camera, the system reads the
contents of the SD card only.
When the SD card in not inserted,
the system reads the contents of
the camera’s internal memory.
1. Double-click the hard disk folder
that contains the image files you
shot with the camera.
2. Double-click an image file. The
picture is displayed.
Value-bundled Software
The various software bundled with
your camera provide user-friendly
tools for image editing and
management.
These programs allow you to open,
view, print, email, upload to web or
manage transferred images.
For more details, refer to the CDROM accompanying your camera.
NOTE:
If the movie cannot be played back
in Windows 98/98SE/2000, install
the DirectX driver appropriate for
your system. Version 8.1 or later is
recommended.
• File names vary depending upon
the type of images being
described. The 100MEDIA folder
contains the recorded files. The
files are named as
IMAGExxxx.jpg for still images,
IMAGExxxx.avi for video clips,
IMAGExxxx.WAV for audio clips.
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Appendix A PC/Web Cam
A PC/Web Cam is a digital camera
attached to a computer that sends
images or live video streams to a
Web page and is ideal for video
conferencing.
To use the Take-it S1/D1 as a PC/
Web Cam, you need a computer,
the appropriate software, and an
Internet connection.
To set up the camera for use as a
PC/Web Cam, follow the steps
outlined below.
1. Install the “Camera Driver”.
b) When Microtek Software
Installer screen comes up, click
“Camera Driver”, then follow
the on-screen instructions to
install.
2. Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
5. Launch your Web camera
software (e.g. Microsoft Net
Meeting) and start the video
conferencing function. If the
software permits video
recording, you can save
recorded video in a file for later
use.
3. Connect the camera to your
computer, using the provided
USB cable.
6. When the teleconference is
complete, disconnect your
camera from the computer.
c) Click “EXIT” on the Microtek
Software Installer screen when
the driver has been installed.
d) Restart your computer.
•
Connect one
end of the
USB cable to
the camera’s
USB
connector.
•
Connect the
other end of
the USB
cable to the
USB
connector of
your computer.
a) Turn on your computer, and
insert the supplied Microtek CDROM into the CD-ROM drive.
NOTE:
For Windows 98/98SE users: If
the camera driver has been
installed for viewing images on
the computer, it’s not required
to reinstall camera driver.
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4. Position your camera to display
to the person with whom you
will be teleconferencing what
you want them to see.
Appendix B –
Using the Batteries
Batteries have a direct effect on the
operating capabilities of the Take-it
S1/D1 and are, therefore, highly
important. This appendix discusses
the following topics:
• Acceptable battery types
• Battery insertion
• Battery-handling precautions
• Battery charging
Acceptable Battery Types
Battery Handling Precautions
Two AA-sized Alkaline or two AAsized NiMH rechargeable batteries
are the only accepted battery
power source for the camera.
The following precautions are
provided for you to safely get the
most from your battery
performance.
Take note of the following
information when using Alkaline
batteries.
• Do not mix old and new, different
types, or different manufacturers
of batteries.
• Turn the LCD screen off and
shoot images using the
Viewfinder to lengthen battery
life.
• Do not drop batteries or let them
be banged around. This could
damage the casings, causing the
batteries to leak.
• Alkaline batteries may not be
operated in low temperatures
(+5°C /+41°F).
• If the internal parts or
components of the battery come
into contact with your eyes or
your mouth, flush the affected
site with water and get medical
help.
• Do not short-circuit the battery
terminals and be sure to cover
the terminals before you throw
batteries away. If the terminals
contact metal, they may
overheat and explode, causing a
fire.
• When Alkaline batteries are used,
the battery status may be
displayed incorrectly.
Battery Insertion
When the READY LED is flashing,
the camera is performing an
operation. Do not turn the power off
or open the battery cover to insert
an SD card or change the batteries.
• Inspect your batteries before
using them. Anything out of the
ordinary may indicate a damaged
battery that may leak, overheat
or burst.
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• Remove the batteries and store
them when not using the camera
to prevent them from leaking and
damaging the camera.
• Keep the batteries warm until just
before using them in the camera.
A cold environment reduces
battery life.
• Heavy use of the LCD screen or
Zoom options quickly reduces
battery power.
• Have several sets of batteries on
hand when using the camera,
and test them before use.
Battery Charging
A battery charger (not supplied)
may be safely used to recharge
NiMH batteries if a few commonsense precautions are followed:
• Do not mix new and used
batteries.
• If batteries are to be charged
together, make sure they are not
already fully charged, require the
same amount of charging, and
charge them together.
• Recharge batteries only when
they are in need of it. Do this in a
moderate temperature in an open
area to provide ventilation.
• You may recharge batteries only
a finite amount of times. When
they no longer hold a charge, you
need new batteries.
• Store the charger after use,
ensuring the batteries have been
removed. If there is a problem
with the charging, unplug the
battery charger.
• Periodically cleaning the battery
poles will ensure a proper charge.
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• It may be necessary to recharge
new NiMH batteries if they have
been on the shelf for a long time.
Appendix C –
Using the SD Card
A SecureDigital (SD) card may be
inserted in the camera to provide an
external memory in which to store
pictures and movies. Images are
stored directly onto the SD card
when the card is installed. This
section covers the following topics:
• Inserting SD card
• Formatting SD card
• SD card-handling precautions
SD Card Insertion
When the READY LED is flashing,
the camera may be performing an
operation with the SD card. You
may lose or damage data if you
turn the power off, remove the SD
card or move the camera.
SD cards which have data on them
that was created on a different
system may cause camera
malfunction.
SD Card Formatting
Formatting allows you to prepare
the SD card to record images. Be
advised that this will remove the
contents of the card to be
formatted. Ensure that the data on
the SD card is backed up or not
important before formatting the
card.
NOTE: Formatting an SD card may
solve some camera operation
problems. It may also be necessary
to format a card used by a different
camera.
SD Card Handling
Precautions
The following precautions are
provided to allow you to safely get
the best performance from your SD
card.
• Abuse of the SD card may cause
it to fail in an operating situation.
Do not attempt to disassemble,
bend, shake, or apply force to the
card. Do not subject the SD card
to water, condensation, dust,
sand, or high humidity and
temperature, as well as static
electricity and noise.
• The SD card is equipped with a
write-protected tab to prevent
inadvertent recording over saved
images. You cannot record when
it is set to LOCK.
• You may lose or damage data if
you remove the SD card while it
is in operation.
• Store the card in its supplied
case.
• Do not touch the card terminals
or card with any foreign object or
material.
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Appendix D – Maintenance
Always follow the Safety
Precautions that came with the
camera.
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•
Use a soft cloth, tissue or eyeglass lens cloth to clean the camera body.
•
Use a lens brush to remove particulate matter from the lens and then
clean the lens with a soft eyeglass lens tissue or cloth.
•
Do not use synthetic cleaning solutions or other solvents to clean the
camera body or lens. If you are unable to remove marks or dirt from the
lens, contact Microtek Customer Service.
•
Do not rub the LCD screen forcefully or apply excessive pressure to it to
avoid scratching the surface.
•
Do not use water, detergents, paint thinner or benzene to clean any part
of the camera as this may damage the camera body or LCD screen.
•
Use a lens brush, soft cloth, or eyeglass tissue/cloth to clean the LCD
screen and Viewfinder.
Appendix E – Troubleshooting
Camera Problems
The camera does not power on.
A1: The camera is not powered on.
• Press and hold the POWER button for a few moments to see if the
camera will power on.
A2: Batteries are inserted incorrectly.
• Insert the batteries with the correct polarity as marked in the battery
compartment. (See page 11.)
A3: Batteries have poor electrical contact with the terminals in the battery
compartment.
• Clean the battery terminals with a dry cloth, reinsert them, and try to
power on the camera again.
A4: Battery power is depleted.
• Recharge the batteries if they are rechargeable, or replace the
batteries with new ones.
A5: The incorrect type of batteries is being used.
• Replace the batteries with two AA-sized Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
A6: The battery cover/SD card cover is open.
• Close the battery/SD card cover securely. (See page 11.)
The camera turns off suddenly.
A1: The camera has a two-minute time-out setting to save battery power.
• You can disable the “PWR Saving” feature in the camera Setup
mode menu. Press the POWER button to turn the camera back on.
A2: Battery power is depleted.
• Recharge the batteries if they are rechargeable, or replace the
batteries with new ones.
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The camera does not take photos.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Photo) or / (Movie/Audio) mode.
A2: The flash has not finished charging.
• Wait until the flash is fully charged. When the flash charger LED
stops blinking and steadily illuminates in green, the flash is fully
charged.
A3: There is no available memory left on the SD card.
• Download files to your computer, and remove existing files from the
SD card. You should then have more available memory space.
• Replace with a new SD card. (See page 13.)
A4: The SD card is write-protected.
• Set the write-protected tab on the SD-card to the unlocked position.
A5: The SD card is corrupted or not formatted correctly.
• Reformat the SD card. (See page 16.)
• The card may be damaged. Contact your dealer.
The subject is not in the LCD
screen.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Photo) or / (Movie/Audio) mode.
A2: The LCD screen is off.
• Press the DISP button to turn it on. (See page 17).
Digital Zoom doesn't function.
A:
Digital Zoom is disabled when shooting movies.
The date and time stamp on the
image is incorrect.
A:
The date and time are set incorrectly.
• Enter the Setup menu mode, then set the correct date and time (see
page 15).
The camera cannot delete images
or movie/audio clips.
A:
The SD card is write-protected.
• Set the write-protected tab on the SD-card to the unlocked position.
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Battery Problems
The battery power is depleted
prematurely.
A1: The incorrect type of battery is being used.
• Replace batteries with two AA-sized Alkaline or NiMH batteries.
A2: The battery temperature is lower than that used in standard operating
conditions. Battery performance deteriorates in a cold environment.
• If the ambient temperature is low, store the batteries in a warm
place (e.g., your pouch) before use.
A3: The rechargeable batteries are not used for over a year.
• To get optimal performance and prolong battery life, recharge
batteries a few cycles.
A4: The service life of rechargeable batteries may have been reached.
• Stop using the rechargeable batteries and replace them with new
ones that follow the same specifications.
Rechargeable batteries cannot be
successfully charged.
A1: The rechargeable batteries were probably placed incorrectly in the
charger.
• Ensure that the batteries are placed in the charger with the correct
polar orientation.
A2: Poor electrical contact between the batteries and the charger’s
contacts.
• Ensure that the two batteries are correctly placed in the charger.
• Ensure that the correct power cable is properly connected to your
charger, and that the cable is plugged into an operating electrical
outlet if necessary.
A3: The battery has reached its service life.
• Replace with a new battery, as the rechargeable battery may have
been reached its service life.
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Photography Problems
Shots are out of focus and blurry, or
photograph quality is not so good as
expected.
A1: You moved the camera while taking a shot.
• Hold the camera firmly when shooting, using a tripod if necessary.
A2: The subject is not within the camera’s acceptable focus range.
• Make sure the subject is at least 1m (3.28 ft.) from the camera
lens.
Photographed subject is too dark or
underexposed.
A1: There is not enough ambient light.
• Turn the flash on.
A2: The subject looks darker than its background (e.g., light comes from
the back of the subject).
• Choose a positive EV setting to improve the picture.
A3: The white balance (WB) setting is incorrect.
• Adjust the white balance (WB) setting.
A4: The subject is too far to be reached by using the flash.
• The subject should not be more than 2 m (6.56 ft.) from the lens.
Photographed subject is too bright
or overexposed.
A1: There is not enough distance between the flash and the subject.
• The subject should be at least 1 m (3.28 ft.) from the lens when the
flash is used.
A2: The subject looks brighter than its background (e.g., shot against a
bright background such as snow or a beach)
• Choose a negative EV setting to improve the picture.
A3: The light source shines directly into the camera lens.
• Change the angle of the camera or move the camera away from of
the light source.
A4: The flash fires in every shot taken.
• Do not set the flash mode to “Forced” or “Forced on with Red-eye
Reduction”
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The flash does not fire.
A:
The flash mode is set to Off.
• Select any flash mode except “Flash off”.
Images cannot be played back.
A:
The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Playback).
Images cannot be played back on
TV.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Playback).
A2: The “VIDEO” setting is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set it to “NTSC” or “PAL” depending on your video output system.
A3: The camera is not connected to the TV set.
• Make sure the video cable is properly connected to both the camera
and the TV set. (See page 37.)
Images cannot be viewed on a
computer.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Playback).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure the USB cable is properly connected to both the camera
and the computer. (See page 48.)
The camera does not operate in PC/
Web Cam mode.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Photo).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure the USB cable is properly connected to both the camera
and the computer. (See page 50.)
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Computer Problems
For Windows:
System cannot find the Removable
Disk.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Playback).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure one end of the USB cable is connected to your computer
and the other end to your camera’s USB connector. (See page 48.)
• For Windows 98 users, check if “Camera Driver” has been installed
on your computer.
Go to the Windows Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove
Programs. If the camera driver does not appear in the list, you must
install the camera driver from the Microtek CD-ROM.
• Check if the camera is detected by your system.
1) Right-click the “My Computer” icon and click Properties. The
“System Properties” window appears.
2) Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager
button. Expand the “Disk drives” tree. You should see a
removable disk drive in the list.
The movie cannot be played back
under the Windows 98/98SE/2000
environment.
A:
The camera does not operate in PC/
Web Cam mode.
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The DirectX driver is not installed.
• Install the DirectX driver appropriate for your system. Version 8.1 or
later is recommended.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure one end of the USB cable is connected to your
computer and the other end to your camera’s USB connector.
• Check if “Camera Driver” has been installed on your computer.
Go to the Windows Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove
Programs. If camera driver does not appear in the list, you must
install camera driver from the Microtek CD-ROM.
• Check if the camera is detected by your system.
a) Right-click the “My Computer” icon and click Properties. The
“System Properties” window appears.
b) Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager
button. Expand the “Imaging Device” tree. You should see the
camera in the list.
For Macintosh:
System cannot find the newly
created icon (Take-it or Take-it.SD)
on the desktop.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to (Playback).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure one end of the USB cable is connected to your computer
and the other end to your camera’s USB connector. (See page 48.)
The camera does not operate in PC/
Web Cam mode.
A1: The Mode switch is set to the incorrect mode.
• Set the Mode switch to
(Photo).
A2: The camera is not connected to the computer.
• Make sure one end of the USB cable is connected to your computer
and the other end to your camera’s USB connector.
• Check if “Camera Driver” has been installed on your computer.
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For OS 9.x:
1) Go to the Apple menu and select “Apple System Profiler”. The
“Apple System Profiler” window appears.
2) Click the “Devices and Volumes” tab. You should see camera
related drivers are listed in the “USB” tree.
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Appendix F – Warning and Error Messages
The following table describes the LCD warning and error messages that are produced by the camera. Follow the
solution to eliminate the problem indicated by the message.
Display
(Blinking)
Problem
Batteries are exhausted.
BATTERY LOW!
MEMORY FULL!
Battery power is depleted;
camera will shut off soon.
• The SD card contact area
is smudged.
• The SD card is damaged.
• Incorrectly formatted SD card.
• Camera is faulty.
The memory space is fully recorded.
IMAGE CANNOT BE DELETED!
The SD card is write-protected.
CARD ERROR!
Solution
Turn the camera off and replace or
recharge batteries.
Replace or recharge batteries.
• Use a cotton swab dipped in with
industrial alcohol to clean the contacts.
• Replace the SD card.
• Reformat or replace the SD card.
• Contact Microtek Customer Service.
Erase some data or use an SD card that
has ample free space.
Set the write-protected tab on the SD card
to the "unlocked" position.
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Appendix G – Menu Items and Factory Defaults
The displayed menu items differ according to the selected mode, displaying only the items that can be adjusted for
that mode. In the table below, factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Photo Menus
Options
SIZE
,
*,
QUALITY
,
*,
DRIVE MODE
+/- EV
,
*,
, , *,
WB
SHARPNESS
*, ,
, *,
Movie/Audio Menus
DRIVE MODE
Descriptions
,
2048x1536 (interpolated), 1600x1200*, 1280x960, 640x480 pixels
Best, Fine*, Normal
,
,
Options
*,
Self-timer, Single*, Continuous shot
-2, -1, 0*, +1, +2
Auto*, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Low, Normal*, High
Descriptions
Toggles between Movie and Audio recording modes
Playback Menus
Options
Descriptions
SLIDE SHOW
OK?
Displays images in the Slide Show format
ERASE ALL
OK?
Erases all images on the internal memory and SD card
ROTATION
OK?
Rotates pictures up to 270 degrees
Setup Menus
Options
Descriptions
BEEP
ON*, OFF
Sets a beep to signal camera operation
DATE
yyyy/mm/dd
Sets the date
TIME
00:00:00 (hr/min/sec)
Sets the time
VIDEO
NTSC*, PAL
Sets the video standard
FORMAT
OK?
Formats the SD card
RESET
OK?
Returns some camera settings to the factory default values
COPY TO SD
OK?
Copies images stored on the internal memory to the SD card
FREQUENCY
50HZ, 60HZ*
Sets the power frequency to accommodate local AC power
PWR SAVING
ON*, OFF
Sets the camera to power off after two minutes of inactivity
LANGUAGE
ENG*, SC
Sets the LCD language
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Appendix H- Specifications
Image Device
Image Sensor
Image Ratio (w:h)
Focus Range
Lens Aperture
CMOS
2.1 mega pixels
4:3
1 m to infinity
F2.8
Focal Length
f=7.5 mm
(35 mm equivalent: 38 mm)
4X
4X
1/8 – 1/4000 sec.
Optical
Fixed
3.28 - 6.56 ft. (1 to 2.0 m)
• Auto
• Auto with red-eye reduction
• Forced
• Forced with red-eye reduction
• Off
• 2048 x 1536 pixels (interpolated)
• 1600 x 1200 pixels
• 1280 x 960 pixels
• 640 x 480 pixels
Best, Fine, Normal
3 images in sequence
10 sec. delay
-2 EV to +2 EV in 1 EV step
Digital Zoom
Playback Zoom
Shutter Speed
Viewfinder
Built-in Flash
Flash Range
Flash Modes
Image Size
Quality Levels
Continuous
Self-timer
Exposure Adjustment
Exposure Metering
White Balance
Sensitivity Equivalent
Storage Media
Storage Included
Movie Clip
Audio Clip
Unlimited length (limited by the size of
available memory)
Image Formats
• Still images: JPEG
• Movie clips: AVI
• Audio: WAV
NTSC, PAL
• USB 1.1
• AV-output
2 min.
Two AA-sized Alkaline or
rechargeable NiMH batteries
Take-it S1: Approx. 3.5 oz. (100 g)
Take-it D1: Approx. 4.2 oz. (120 g)
Take-it S1:
4.1” x 2.3” x 1.3” (103 x 58 x 32 mm)
Take-it D1:
3.7” x 2.2” x 1.3” (95 x 56 x 32 mm)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Operating Temperature:
32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 85%
Storage Temperature:
14° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
Video Output
Connectivity
Power Saving
Battery
Weight
Dimensions
Tripod Mount
Microphone
Speaker
Environment
Full-zone Average
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent
ISO 100
SD (SecureDigital) card support
8MB internal flash memory
320 x 240 pixels; 15 fps
Unlimited length (limited by the size of
available memory)
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