hp
photosmart
730
series
digital
camera
user's manual
user's manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1:
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Camera parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Status LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Attaching the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing a memory card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . 17
Turning on power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Restoring previous settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Choosing the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and recording video clips . . . .23
Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recording video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using live view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the focus brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Status screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing the image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recording audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing capture modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using self-timer mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using burst mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using macro mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Advanced capture settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
EV compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
ISO speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
AE metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and video clips . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Using the playback menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Viewing thumbnail images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Rotating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Deleting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Recording and deleting audio clips . . . . . . . . . .51
Magnifying images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the share menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Using hp instant share to
print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Using hp instant share to send images
to destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Adding destinations to the share menu
on the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Selecting hp instant share destinations
for images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
How hp instant share e-mails images . . . . .60
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Chapter 5:
Unloading, printing, and displaying images . . .61
Unloading to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Displaying images on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Camera sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Date & time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
USB configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
TV configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Move images to card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Problems and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Error messages on the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Error messages on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Getting assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
HP accessibility website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
HP photosmart website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Support process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Phone support in the United States . . . . . . . . . . 94
Phone support in Europe, the Middle East,
and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Other phone support worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Appendix A:
Batteries and camera accessories . . . . . . . . . . .99
Managing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Rechargeable batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Power conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Purchasing camera accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Appendix B:
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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Chapter 1:
Getting started
Congratulations on your purchase of this digital camera! This
camera has many features to enhance your picture-taking
experience, including HP Instant ShareTM, direct printing
capability, manual and automatic controls, on-camera Help,
and an optional camera dock.
With HP Instant Share, you can easily select pictures on your
camera to print or e-mail automatically the next time you
connect the camera to your computer or printer. Your friends
and family can easily receive and view your pictures in e-mail
without being burdened by large file attachments. Or you can
use the direct printing capability to any HP Photosmart printer
or other select HP printer without ever connecting to your
computer. What a great way to keep others close as you
capture precious memories!
To further enhance your experience, you may purchase an
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock. The camera dock allows
you to easily download images to a computer, send images to
a printer or television, and recharge the camera batteries. It
also provides a convenient home for your camera.
NOTE A dock insert is included in your
camera box. Please do not discard it,
because it enables your camera to use
the HP 8886 camera dock. See the
manual that comes with the camera
dock for instructions on how to attach the dock insert to
the camera dock.
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Camera parts
NOTE Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names
for more information about those parts.
5
3
4
2
6
1
7
AF
8
13
9
12
11
10
# Name
Description
1 Optical
Viewfinder
(page 25)
Allows you to frame the subject of the
picture or video clip
2
Solid—camera is recording video
Video
viewfinder light
(red)
Blinking—Self-Timer is activated or there
is an error (see Image Display for
message)
3 AF Auto Focus
viewfinder light
(green)
Solid—camera is ready to take a picture
(focus and exposure are locked)
4
Turns the camera power on and off
Blinking—camera is unable to focus, long
exposure (hold steady), or there is an
error (see Image Display for message)
switch (page 18)
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# Name
Description
5 Zoom lever:
Zoom Out
Zooms out the lens to the wide angle
position, and zooms in the lens to the
telephoto position
Zoom In
(page 28)
6 Memory/USB
light (page 18)
7 Memory card
door (page 17)
Solid orange—USB is connected
Blinking orange—camera is either:
starting up, charging the battery,
sending/receiving USB, or reading from
or writing to the memory card
Allows access to insert or remove the
memory card
8 Wrist strap mount Allows you to attach a wrist strap
(page 16)
9
arrow
buttons and
OK button
(page 37, 47)
—allows you to move through
menus and images on the Image Display
OK—allows you to display the Capture
and Playback menus and to select menu
options
10 Image Display
(page 25)
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all the
menus
11
Turns the Share menu on and off on the
Image Display
/
HP Instant Share
button (page 54)
12
Playback
button (page 45)
Turns Playback on and off on the Image
Display
13
Live View
button (page 25)
Turns Live View on and off on the Image
Display
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1
2
3
15
x
4
10
9
# Name
8
5
6
7
Description
1 Video/Self-Timer Solid red—camera is recording video
light (page 35)
Blinking red—Self-Timer is activated
2 Microphone
(pages 32, 51)
Records audio clips
3 Flash
(page 30)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking
4 Power adapter
connector
(page 102)
Provides connection for optional HP AC
power adapter
5 USB connector
(pages 61, 63)
Provides connection for USB cable to a
computer or printer
6 TV connector
(page 65)
Provides connection for optional Audio/
Video cable to a TV
7 Speaker
Plays camera sounds and audio clips
8 Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera to
a tripod
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# Name
Description
9 Camera dock
connector
(page 102)
Provides connection to the optional
HP 8886 camera dock
10 Battery door
(page 16)
Allows access to insert and remove
the batteries
2
1
3
4
5
6
# Name
Description
1
Flash button Selects the flash setting
(page 30)
2
Changes image quality from Good to Better
Quality
button (page 31) to Best
3 MODE button
(page 33)
Changes the capture mode to Self-Timer,
Burst, Macro, or one of five different
exposure settings.
4 Status LCD
(page 14)
Displays camera settings and operating
status
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# Name
Description
5 Shutter button
(page 23)
Takes a picture. Push halfway down to lock
focus and exposure, then all the way down
to take picture. Hold down after picture is
taken to record audio.
6
Records a video clip; press once to start and
Video
button (page 24) press again to stop
Status LCD
2
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
1
10
11
18
#
Icon
17
16 15
14
13
12
Indicates
1
Image quality selection
2
Night mode flash setting is active
3
14
A
Auto flash is active
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#
Icon
4
or
Indicates
Flash On is active
or
Flash Off is active
5
Red-eye Reduction Flash is active
6
Number of still images remaining or time
remaining (for video and audio clips)
7
AC adapter is providing power
8
Battery condition
9
Memory card is in the camera
10
Audio is recording
11
Video is recording
12
2.6 / 4.9 F-stop is set to 2.6 or 4.9
13
Portrait mode is active
14
Landscape mode is active
15
Action mode is active
16
Macro setting is active
17
Burst setting is active
18
Self timer setting is active
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Setup
Attaching the wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the
wrist strap mount on the side
of the camera as shown.
Installing the batteries
1 Open the battery door on
the bottom of the camera.
2 Insert the batteries as
indicated inside the door.
3 Close the battery door.
NOTE For more information
about batteries, see
Managing batteries on
page 99.
NOTE If you have rechargeable batteries, you can use the
optional HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock or the
optional HP AC power adapter to recharge batteries in the
camera. For more information about these optional
accessories, see Purchasing camera accessories on
page 102.
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Installing a memory card (optional)
Your camera contains 16 MB of internal memory that allows
you to store images and video clips in your camera. However,
you can use an optional memory card (purchased separately)
instead to store images and video clips. For information on the
memory cards that are supported with your camera, see
Purchasing camera accessories on page 102.
NOTE If a memory card is installed in the camera, all new
images and video clips will be stored only on the memory
card. The internal memory and its file system are not
available when a memory card is installed in the camera.
1 With the camera turned off and the
back of the camera facing you,
open the memory card door by
sliding the door to the right.
2 Insert the memory card, making
sure that it clicks into place.
3 Close the memory card door.
To remove a memory card, turn the
camera off and open the memory card
door, then push the memory card in, and it will spring outward
from the slot.
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Turning on power
Turn the camera on by sliding the
switch to the right and then
releasing it. The Memory/USB light will
blink and then turn off when the camera
is ready.
AF
Restoring previous settings
Some of the camera settings do not remain set when the
camera is turned off. To restore all camera settings that were in
effect when the camera was last turned off, hold down the OK
button when you turn on the camera.
Choosing the language
The first time you turn the camera on, the following screen
appears and prompts you to choose a language.
1 Scroll to the language that you
want by using the
buttons.
2 Press the OK button to select the
highlighted language.
NOTE If you need to go back and
change this setting later, you can do this in the Setup
menu. See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on page 67.
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Setting the date and time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which
you take each picture. This time stamp does not appear in the
image itself, but is recorded in the image properties, which you
can see when viewing the image on the computer.
The first time you turn the camera on, the following screen
appears after you choose the language.
1 Press the OK button repeatedly
until the preferred date format
appears, and then press the
button to highlight the date.
2 Press OK to select the first value,
and then use the
buttons to
change it. Press OK to confirm. Set the remaining values in
the same way (M = Month, D = Day, Y = Year).
3 Press the
button to highlight the time format, and then
press OK if you want to change it.
4 Press the
button to highlight the time. Set the time values
in the same way you set the date values in step 2.
5 When finished setting the date and time, press the
button to highlight Exit, and then press OK.
NOTE If you need to go back and change this setting later,
you can do this in the Setup menu. See Chapter 6: Using
the setup menu on page 67.
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Installing the software
The camera software allows you to unload images from the
camera, view them, print them, and e-mail them. It also allows
you to configure the Share menu on the camera.
See Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 53 for
information about configuring the Share menu on the camera,
and Chapter 5: Unloading, printing, and displaying images on
page 61 for information about connecting the camera to a
computer or printer.
NOTE A copy of this User’s Manual is located on the
HP Photo & Imaging software CD. Look in the
\docs\Readme file on the CD to see where the manual in
your language is located.
Windows
NOTE For the HP Instant Share component of the HP Photo &
Imaging software to function properly on your Windows
computer, you must have installed at least Internet Explorer
5.01 on Windows 2000 or XP, or Internet Explorer 5.01
Service Pack 2 on Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer. The installation window
automatically appears.
NOTE If the installation window does not appear, click Start,
and then click Run. Type X:\Setup.exe, where X is the
letter of your CD drive.
3 Click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the software.
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Your Windows CD may also include bonus software from other
manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Click Start, click Run, and in the Open box, type
X:\Bonus\setup.exe (where X is the letter of your CD drive).
2 Click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the bonus software.
Macintosh
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer.
3 Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
4 Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
NOTE Before you can unload images from the camera to a
Macintosh computer, you must first change the USB
Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu on
the camera. See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on
page 67, and then see USB configuration on page 69.
Your Macintosh CD may also include bonus software from
other manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Double-click the Bonus folder icon.
2 Double-click the installer icon for the bonus software.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
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Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and
recording video clips
Taking still pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display.
1 Frame the subject for your picture
in the viewfinder.
2 Hold the camera steady and press
the Shutter button halfway down.
The camera measures and then
locks the focus and exposure. This Focus Lock feature allows
you to focus on a subject that is not in the center of the
picture, or to capture action shots more quickly by prefocusing in the area where the action will occur.
3 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
The image appears for several seconds on the Image
Display for instant review. During this time, the image is
saved to memory, unless you choose to delete it by pressing
the OK button.
In Step 2 above, one (or both) of the Viewfinder lights may
start blinking. For an explanation of this, see the description for
Viewfinder lights on page 10.
NOTE To achieve best focus in low light conditions, secure the
camera to a tripod and make sure the focus area has
sufficient contrast.
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Recording video clips
1 Frame the subject for your video
in the viewfinder.
2 Press and release the Video
button to start recording
video. Both the red viewfinder
light and the Video/Self-Timer light will turn on solid. A
video
icon and a Time Remaining counter appear in the
Status LCD and at the top of the Image Display (if it is on).
NOTE If you have the Self-Timer mode on (see Using self-timer
mode on page 35), the camera will start recording 10
seconds after you press the
button.
3 To stop recording, press the
button again.
The length of a video clip is limited only by the amount of
available memory. The camera calculates the Time Remaining
(mm:ss) counter based on the amount of available memory
(internal or memory card). The video ends when Time
Remaining reaches zero or the
button is pressed again.
After recording has stopped, the last frame of the video clip
remains on the Image Display for instant review. During this
time, the video clip is saved to memory unless you choose to
delete it by pressing the OK button.
NOTE Audio is automatically recorded with video clips.
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Using live view
You can use the Image Display as a viewfinder to see a more
accurate view of what your picture or video will look like. This
is useful for close-up pictures and for instances in which
framing your subject precisely is important.
NOTE Using the Image Display consumes a lot of battery
power. To preserve batteries, use the viewfinder instead.
To turn on Live View, press the Live View
button.
The following table describes the information that is displayed
in the Live View screen when the camera settings are at their
default values.
1
2
3
#
Icon
1
2
4
5
Description
Current image quality setting (1, 2, or 3 stars). If
you press the Video button, the video icon (
)
appears in this location.
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Remaining pictures count (depends on how much
space remains in memory). If you press the Video
button, the time remaining for a video clip appears
here.
3
A
Auto flash icon will blink when the flash is charging.
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#
Icon
Description
4
Battery level (actual icon shown depends on the
state of your camera batteries; see Managing
batteries on page 99).
5
Focus brackets (see the next section, Using the focus
brackets).
NOTE If you change other camera settings, icons for those
settings will also be displayed across the top and bottom
of the Live View screen. For more information, see
Advanced capture settings on page 37.
Using the focus brackets
The two brackets in the middle of the Live View screen show the
focus region for the picture you are taking. When you press the
Shutter button halfway down, the camera uses this focus region
to measure and then lock the focus using this region. This is
called Focus Lock.
The focus brackets turn green in the Live View screen and the
AF viewfinder light turns on solid green when the image is in
focus and the camera can lock the focus. However, the focus
brackets turn red and the AF viewfinder light blinks green when
the camera is unable to focus.
If the focus brackets turn red and the AF viewfinder light blinks,
release the Shutter button, re-frame the subject for your picture,
and then press the Shutter button halfway down again. If the
camera still cannot focus after several tries, the lighting may be
too low, or there may not be enough contrast in the focus
region. Try using Focus Lock to focus on an object about the
same distance away but in a higher-contrast region, then point
the camera at the object you were originally trying to
photograph.
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If the focus brackets turn red, the AF viewfinder light blinks,
and the Macro
icon is blinking on the Image Display, either
the camera is set to Macro focus but detects the focus is further
away than the macro (close-up) range, or the camera is set to
Normal focus but detects the focus is closer than the normal
range. For more information on the focus settings and their
respective distance ranges, see Using macro mode on
page 36.
NOTE When set to Macro
focus, the camera will not take a
picture if it cannot find focus. However, when set to
Normal focus (the default), the camera will still take a
picture if it cannot find focus.
Status screen
When Live View is turned on and you change the flash, quality,
or mode settings, a status screen will appear briefly on the
Image Display, showing current camera settings, battery level,
and the number of pictures remaining.
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Using zoom
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
Optical zoom
Optical zoom works like the zoom on a traditional film camera,
with physical lens elements moving inside the camera to make
the object of your picture appear closer.
Press the Zoom Out
and Zoom
In buttons to move the lens
between wide angle and telephoto
positions (1x to 3x).
Digital zoom
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts.
The camera essentially crops the image, then uses interpolation
to enlarge the image to give the appearance of the object in
the picture being from 1x to 5x closer.
1 Press the Zoom in button to optically zoom in to the
maximum level, then release the button.
2 Press the Zoom in button again
and hold it until you reach the
desired size in the Image Display.
The picture enlarges in the Image
Display (as do the focus brackets).
The amount of digital zoom
appears at the bottom of the
Image Display.
3 Press the Shutter button to take the picture.
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To turn digital zoom off and return to optical zoom, press the
Zoom Out
button until digital zooming stops. Release the
button, and then press the button again.
NOTE Digital zoom reduces the resolution of an image, so
your picture will tend to be more pixilated than the same
image taken with an optical zoom. If you just intend to
e-mail an image or post it to a website, this loss of
resolution will not be noticeable, but in situations where
the highest quality counts (such as printing), skip the
digital zoom and use the cropping tools in your image
editing software to zero in on your subject.
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Using the flash
NOTE The flash does not work while recording video clips.
To change the flash setting, press the Flash button on the top
of the camera until the desired setting appears on the Status
LCD. If Live View is on, the icon also appears in the Image
Display.
Icon
Setting
Description
A
Auto
The camera measures the available light
and fires the flash if necessary. This is the
default setting.
A
Red-eye
Reduction
The camera measures light and fires the
flash with red-eye reduction if necessary.
Flash On
The camera always fires the flash. If the
light is behind your subject, use this setting
to increase the light on the front of your
subject. This is called “fill-flash”.
Flash Off
The camera will not fire the flash. Use this
setting when you do not want a flash (such
as with distant objects). This may result in
long exposures that will require using a
tripod.
Night
The camera fires the flash to illuminate
objects in the foreground. It then continues to
expose as if the flash had not fired to gather
the background. This setting only works
when taking pictures of still objects. Hold the
camera steady to prevent blurry images. For
best results, use a tripod.
NOTE The camera remains in the current flash setting until you
change it or turn off the camera.
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Changing the image quality
Image quality controls the resolution and compression settings
that will be used to capture images. At higher settings, there
will be greater detail visible in the images, but the file size of
an image will be larger, and thus fewer pictures will fit in the
internal memory or on the memory card.
To change the image quality setting, press the Quality
button until the desired setting appears on the Status LCD. If
Live View is on, the icon also appears in the Image Display.
Setting Icon Description and capacity
Good
This is the most memory-efficient setting, ideal for
images you want to e-mail or post to the Internet.
At this setting, internal camera memory holds
about 125 images, and a 16 MB memory card
holds about 117 images.
Better
This setting produces high-quality images and
requires less memory than Best setting. This is
recommended for printing images up to 20 by 25
cm (8 by 10 inches). This is the default quality
setting. At this setting, internal camera memory
holds about 19 images, and a 16 MB memory
card holds about 18 images.
Best
This setting produces the highest-quality images
and uses the most memory. This is recommended
if you plan to enlarge images, or print images to
a size larger than 20 by 25 cm (8 by 10 inches).
At this setting, internal camera memory and a 16
MB memory card holds about 12 images.
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Recording audio
NOTE This section applies only to still pictures. Audio is
automatically recorded with video clips.
There are two ways to record an audio clip that will attach to a
still picture.
• Record the audio while you are taking the picture
(explained in this section).
• Add an audio annotation to the picture later (or change
the audio that was captured when the picture was taken).
For details on how to do this, see Recording and deleting
audio clips on page 51.
1 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture
(audio starts recording automatically).
2 Continue to hold the Shutter button down to record the
audio clip. If you let up on the Shutter button within two
seconds of taking the picture, then the audio clip is
discarded. If you keep holding the Shutter button down, the
audio will continue recording as long as there is enough
memory available.
3 Audio recording stops either when you release the Shutter
button, or the memory card is full, whichever comes first.
To review an audio clip, press the Playback
button on the
camera and use the arrow buttons to navigate to the image
containing the clip you want to hear.
To record a new audio clip, or to delete an audio clip, use the
Record Audio section in the Playback menu See Using the
playback menu on page 47.
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Changing capture modes
The Mode button on the top of the camera sets the camera to
one of nine different capture modes. Each time you press the
Mode button, the camera changes to the next capture mode.
The sequence for the different settings is: Normal, Self-Timer,
Burst, Macro, Action, Landscape, Portrait, F2.6, F4.9, and then
repeat.
NOTE These settings do not have any effect on recording
video clips unless specifically noted otherwise.
Each time you change the capture mode, an icon representing
that capture mode appears in the Status LCD. If Live View is on,
the icon also appears in the Image Display. The following table
describes these different icons.
Icon Setting
None Normal
Description
Camera automatically selects focus,
aperture and shutter speed. This is the
default setting when the camera is first
turned on.
Self-Timer
Camera waits 10 seconds after the Video
button or Shutter button is pressed to take a
video clip or a picture. See Using self-timer
mode on page 35.
Burst
Camera quickly takes multiple still pictures
(as long as the Shutter button is held down).
See Using burst mode on page 36.
Macro
Camera takes extreme close-up pictures.
See Using macro mode on page 36.
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Icon Setting
Description
Action
Camera biases toward faster shutter speeds
and higher ISO speeds to stop action.
Landscape
Camera biases toward smaller apertures
and lower ISO speeds for better depth of
focus and quality.
Portrait
Camera biases toward wider apertures to
blur the background and uses lower
contrast for professional-looking portraits.
F2.6 Aperture
Priority
Sets the camera aperture to F2.6 for a
shallow depth of field (background is
blurred). All other camera settings are
automatic.
F4.9 Aperture
Priority
Sets the camera aperture to F4.9 for a
medium depth of field (background is
slightly blurred). All other camera settings
are automatic.
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Using self-timer mode
1 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
2 Press the Mode button until the Self-Timer
icon appears
in the Status LCD. If Live View is on, the icon also appears in
the Image Display.
3 Frame the subject in the viewfinder.
4 The next steps depend on whether you are capturing a still
picture or a video clip:
When
Procedure
capturing:
Still
picture
1 Press the Shutter button halfway down for Focus
Lock. The camera measures and then locks the
focus and exposure. The camera will hold these
settings until it takes the picture.
2 Press the Shutter button all the way down. A 10second countdown appears on the Status LCD.
If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down without using Focus Lock, the camera will lock
focus and exposure just before the end of the 10second countdown. This is useful when one or more
subjects will be entering the picture during the
10-second countdown period.
You cannot record audio when using the Self-Timer,
but you can add an audio clip later (see page 51).
button and
Video clip 1 To start recording, press the Video
then release it. A 10-second countdown appears
on the Status LCD.
2 To stop recording the video clip, press the
Video
button again.
NOTE The Video/Self-Timer light on the front of the camera
blinks before the camera takes the picture or video clip.
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Using burst mode
Burst is used to take multiple pictures in a row as quickly as the
camera can.
1 Press the Mode button until the Burst
icon appears on
the Status LCD. If Live View is on, the icon also appears in
the Image Display.
2 Frame the subject and press the Shutter button all the way
down and hold it.
3 Flash is disabled and the camera takes pictures as quickly
as possible until the memory is full or the Shutter button is
released.
Using macro mode
You can use the Macro focus setting for taking close-up pictures
(from 0.1 m (4 inches) to 0.5 m (19.7 inches).
1 Press the Mode button until the Macro
icon appears on
the Status LCD. If Live View is on, the icon also appears in
the Image Display.
2 Use the Image Display to frame the subject of the picture
(the optical viewfinder will not give you an accurate
representation of a picture taken in macro mode).
3 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
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Advanced capture settings
The Capture menu allows you to adjust various camera settings
that affect the qualities of the images and video clips you
capture with your camera. From this menu you can also access
the Setup menu to set a number of preferences on the camera.
To display the Capture menu:
1 Press the OK button at any time when the Image Display is
turned off, or when Live View is turned on in the Image
Display.
Screen one
Screen two
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Capture menu
options.
3 Press the OK button to select a highlighted option and
display its sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and the OK
button to change the setting for the Capture menu option.
5 To exit the Capture menu, highlight the
EXIT CAPTURE
MENU option and press the OK button.
Each of the Capture menu settings is explained in detail on the
following pages.
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EV compensation
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use the EV (Exposure
Value) Compensation setting to override the automatic
exposure setting that the camera makes.
EV Compensation is useful in backlit scenes involving a person,
or in scenes that contain many light objects (like a white house
in the snow) or many dark objects (like a black cat on a dark
background). Scenes containing many light objects or many
dark objects could turn out gray without the use of EV
Compensation. For a scene with many light objects, increase
the EV Compensation to a positive number to produce a
brighter result. For a scene with many dark objects, decrease
the EV Compensation to darken the scene to be closer to black.
1 In the Capture menu, select EV Compensation.
2 In the EV Compensation menu,
use the
buttons to change
the EV setting in 0.5 steps from
-2.0 to +2.0. The new setting is
applied to the Live View screen
behind the menu, so you should
be able to see the effect the
setting will have on the picture.
3 Press OK to save the setting and return to the Capture menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default setting of 0
(zero), the number value will appear at the top of the Live View
screen.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off.
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White balance
Different kinds of lighting conditions cast different colors. For
example, sunlight is more blue, while indoor tungsten light is
more yellow. Scenes dominated by a single color may require
an adjustment of the white balance setting to help the camera
reproduce colors more accurately and ensure that whites
appear white in the final picture. You can also adjust the white
balance to produce creative effects. Using the Sun or Tungsten
settings can produce a warmer look to the picture, and the
Shade setting can make a sunset picture look more orange.
1 In the Capture menu, select White Balance.
2 In the White Balance menu, use
the
buttons to select a
setting. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind the
menu, so you should be able to
see the effect the setting will have
on the picture.
3 Press OK to save the setting and return to the Capture menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail.
Icon Setting
Description
None Auto
Camera automatically identifies and
corrects for scene illuminance. This is the
default setting, and the white balance is
reset to Auto when you turn the camera
off.
Sun
Camera balances color assuming it is
outdoors under sun or bright cloudy
conditions.
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Icon Setting
Description
Shade
Camera balances color assuming it is
outdoors in shade, twilight, or dark cloudy
conditions.
Tungsten
Camera balances color assuming
incandescent or halogen lighting (typically
found in homes).
Fluorescent
Camera balances color assuming
fluorescent lighting.
If the setting is anything other than the default setting of Auto,
the icon for the setting (in the table above) will appear at the
top of the Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off.
ISO speed
The ISO Speed setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to
light. The Auto setting works the best.
NOTE If the camera is in Action, Landscape, Portrait, F2.6 or
F4.9 mode, the ISO speed will always be set to Auto and
the ISO option in the Capture menu will be grayed out.
Lower ISO speeds will capture the best quality pictures with the
least amount of noise or grain. If taking a picture in low light
conditions without a flash at ISO 100, you may want to use a
tripod.
Higher ISO speeds allow higher shutter speeds and thus can
be used when taking pictures in dark areas without a flash, or
when taking pictures of fast moving objects and you want to
stop action. Higher ISO speeds produce pictures with more
grain and thus lower quality.
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1 In the Capture menu, select ISO Speed.
2 In the ISO Speed menu, use the
buttons to select a setting.
3 Press OK to save the setting and
return to the Capture menu.
If the setting is anything other than
the default setting of Auto, the
number value for the setting will
appear at the top of the Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off.
AE metering
This setting allows you to specify which region of a scene the
camera will use to calculate the exposure.
1 In the Capture menu, select
AE Metering.
2 In the AE Metering menu, use the
buttons to select a setting.
3 Press OK to save the setting and
return to the Capture menu.
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The following table helps explain the settings in more detail.
Icon Setting
Average
Description
Camera uses the entire scene region to
measure and calculate exposure. Use this
setting when you want everything in the
picture to be used equally when calculating
exposure.
None CenterCamera uses the center of the scene region to
Weighted measure and calculate exposure. This setting is
good to use when the subject is in the center of
the frame. Exposure will be based more on the
subject than on its surroundings. This is the
default setting.
Spot
Camera uses a small area in the center of the
scene region to measure and calculate
exposure. This can be useful in backlit scenes
or when the subject is very dark or light
compared to the rest of the scene. When using
this setting, press the Shutter button halfway
down to lock the exposure on the spot in the
center, then recompose the scene as desired.
If the new setting is anything other than the default setting of
Center-Weighted, the icon for the setting (in the table above)
will appear at the top of the Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off.
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Saturation
This setting allows you to determine how saturated the colors
will be in your pictures.
1 In the Capture menu, select Saturation.
2 In the Saturation menu, use the
buttons to select a setting.
The new setting is applied to the
Live View screen behind the
menu, so you should be able to
see the effect the setting will have
on the picture.
3 Press OK to save the setting and return to the Capture menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail.
Icon Setting
+
High
None Medium
-
Low
Description
Emphasizes more vivid colors in a scene.
Outdoor landscape photography can use
high saturation to create skies that are more
blue, or sunsets that are more orange.
Colors will be normally saturated. This is the
default setting.
Mutes colors to achieve a faded photographic
look. When taking portrait pictures, low
saturation can give a softer, more “natural”
look to the subject.
If the new setting is anything other than the default setting of
Medium, the icon for the setting (in the table above) will
appear at the bottom of the Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect (even if you turn the camera
off) until it is changed again.
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Sharpness
This option allows you to set how sharp the edges will be in
your pictures.
1 In the Capture menu, select Sharpness.
2 In the Sharpness menu, use the
buttons to select a setting.
The new setting is applied to the
Live View screen behind the
menu, so you may be able to see
the effect the setting will have on
the picture.
3 Press OK to save the setting and return to the Capture menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail.
Icon
+
Setting
Description
High
The edges in your image will be more
pronounced.
None Medium The edges in your image will have normal
sharpness.
-
Low
The edges in your image will be softer.
If the new setting is anything other than the default setting of
Medium, the icon for the setting (in the table above) will
appear at the bottom of the Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect (even if you turn the camera
off) until it is changed again.
Setup
For information about the Setup menu, see Chapter 6: Using
the setup menu on page 67.
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Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and
video clips
You can use the Playback feature to review the images and
video clips in your camera. In addition, the Playback menu
allows you to delete images or video clips, rotate or magnify
still images, and add, change, or delete audio clips.
Using playback
1 Press the Playback
button to activate Playback mode.
The most recently taken or viewed image or video clip
appears on the Image Display.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and
video clips. Press and hold the
buttons to scroll
automatically.
• Still images that have audio clips attached to them will
automatically play the audio clip. To replay the audio
clip, press the
button. Pressing the
button before,
during, or after audio playback skips to the next image.
• Video clips will play automatically after a few seconds.
To replay the video clip, press the
button. Pressing
the
button before, during, or after video playback
skips to the next image.
3 To turn the Image Display off after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
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During Playback, some information about each image or video
clip is also displayed. The following table describes the
information.
Still image
Video clip
1
2
3
4
5
6
# Icon
Description
1
z Battery level (actual icon shown depends on the
state of your camera batteries).
or
z Camera is using AC power from the optional
HP 8886 camera dock or HP AC power adapter.
2
3
3
2
Indicates this image has been marked for e-mailing
using HP Instant Share (this example shows that it
will be e-mailed to 3 destinations).
Indicates this image has been marked for printing
using HP Instant Share (this example shows that 2
copies will be printed).
4 0:29
Indicates this image has an audio clip and the clip
is 29 seconds long.
5 0:37
Indicates this is a video clip that is 37 seconds long.
6 30 of 43 Shows the current image number from the total
number of images taken.
NOTE Other icons besides the e-mail
or print
icons
may appear, depending on what other destinations have
been selected for that image using HP Instant Share.
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Using the playback menu
The Playback menu allows you to view additional information
about each image, rotate still images, delete images, magnify
still images, and add, change, or delete audio clips. From this
menu you can also access the Setup menu to set a number of
preferences on the camera.
To use the Playback menu:
1 Press the Playback
button to activate Playback, then use
the
buttons to move to the image or video clip you
want.
2 Press the OK button to display the
Playback menu.
3 Use the
buttons to
highlight the menu options on the
left of the Image Display. In order
to let you see more of the image
you are reviewing, the label of
each menu option only appears when you highlight the
menu option.
NOTE In the Playback menu, an additional line of information
about the image appears in the lower-right corner of the
Image Display. It includes the date the picture was taken,
the quality setting used, and the digital zoom setting used
(if any).
4 To select a highlighted menu option, press OK. Each of the
Playback menu options are explained later in this section.
5 To exit the Playback menu and return to viewing images in
Exit Playback Menu option and
Playback, highlight the
press OK.
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Viewing thumbnail images
This Playback menu option lets you see up to nine images at a
time, allowing you to quickly navigate to a specific image.
1 In Playback mode, press OK to display the Playback menu,
then press OK again to select the View Thumbnails option.
2 Scroll through the thumbnail
images using the
buttons.
The current image is highlighted
with a yellow border. Information
about the selected image appears
at the bottom of the screen, such
as whether it has been selected
for HP Instant Share, whether it is
a video clip, or whether an audio clip is attached to a still
image.
3 Press the OK button to display the currently selected image
or video clip.
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Rotating images
NOTE This option works only with still images, not video clips.
1 In Playback mode, select the
image you want, then press OK to
display the Playback menu.
2 Select the
Rotate option and
press OK. The image you were
viewing in Playback is
automatically rotated 90 degrees
clockwise.
3 After the image has been rotated,
you can rotate it again in either
direction using the
buttons.
4 When you are ready to save the
rotated image, press the OK
button. The camera will save the
rotated image, and then return to the Playback menu.
NOTE Before you press the OK button in step 4 above, you
can cancel the rotation by pressing the Live View or
Playback button.
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Deleting images
1 In Playback mode, select the image you want, then press OK
to display the Playback menu.
2 Select the
Delete option and
press OK.
3 In the Delete sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight the
option you want, and then press
OK. These options include:
• Cancel—Returns to the
Playback menu without deleting anything.
• This Image—Deletes the currently displayed image or
video clip, then returns to the Playback menu.
• All Images in Memory (on Card)—Deletes all of the
images and video clips from internal memory or the
memory card, then displays a screen verifying that there
are no images left in memory.
• Format Memory (Card)—Deletes all of the images, video
clips, and files from internal memory or the memory
card, and then formats the internal memory or memory
card. A screen appears verifying that there are no
images left in memory.
NOTE Periodic formatting of the internal memory or memory
card will keep it clean of file remnants that may cause the
camera to lock up, save images slowly, or corrupt images.
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Recording and deleting audio clips
NOTE This option works only with still images, not video clips.
After taking a still picture, you can go back later and add an
audio clip to it. If an image already contains an audio clip, you
can record a new clip or delete the current audio clip.
1 In Playback mode, select the image you want, then press OK
to display the Playback menu.
2 Select the
Record Audio option.
3 If the image does not already
have an audio clip, recording
starts immediately. Recording will
continue until you press OK again
or the memory fills up (whichever
comes first). A microphone icon
( ) and an elapsed time counter
appear in the middle of the Image
Display during recording.
If the current image already has an
audio clip, the
Record Audio
menu option will take you to a submenu that allows you to keep the
current audio clip, record a new clip,
or delete the current clip.
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Magnifying images
NOTE This option works only with still images, not video clips.
You can use this option to see a close-up of the image that is
being shown in Playback mode. This option does not
permanently alter the image in the camera.
1 In Playback mode, select the image you want, then press OK
to display the Playback menu.
2 Select the Magnify option. This magnifies the current image
to three times its size.
3 Scroll up or down in the image by using the
buttons.
4 To scroll left and right, press OK to
display the Magnify menu.
Highlight the menu option called
Scroll Left/Right, then press OK.
Now you can use the
buttons to scroll left and right in
the image.
5 To magnify the image to six times its size, press OK to
display the Magnify menu, then select
Magnify More.
6 To return to Playback mode, select the
Exit Magnify
option, or press the Playback
button.
Setup
Selecting this Playback menu option displays the Setup menu.
For information about the Setup menu, see Chapter 6: Using
the setup menu on page 67.
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Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share
This camera has an exciting feature called HP Instant Share.
This feature lets you select images in the camera to be
automatically sent to a variety of destinations the next time you
connect the camera to your computer or to certain HP printers.
For example, right from the back of the camera you can select
images that you want to have printed, then connect the camera
to the computer or printer, and the selected images will be
printed automatically.
As another example, you can select images in the camera to
be automatically sent to e-mail addresses (including group
lists), online albums, and a photo finishing service the next
time you connect the camera to your computer.
When you press the HP Instant Share (Share) / button on
the camera, the most recently taken or viewed image appears
on the Image Display, along with any print or other
destinations that have been selected for the image. You can use
the
buttons to scroll through the images to see
destinations for the other images in the camera.
Visit www.hp.com/go/instantshare to see HP Instant Share in
action.
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Using the share menu
Pressing the Share / button causes the Share menu to
appear in the Image Display. The following table describes
each of the Share menu options.
4
1
2
3
#
Icon Description
1
Print 1 Copy of current image when connected to
a computer or printer. By default, the picture is
printed 10 by 15 cm (4 by 6 inches).
2
Print 2 Copies of current image when connected
to a computer or printer.
3
Customize this Menu... lets you add e-mail
addresses and other destinations (such as Order
Prints and Upload to HP Photo website) to the
Share menu. See Adding destinations to the share
menu on the camera on page 56.
4
Check mark indicates the destination has been
selected for the currently displayed image. (You
can select more than one destination per image.)
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Using hp instant share to
print pictures
1 Press the Playback
button to display the images in your
camera, then use the
buttons to scroll to an image
you want to print.
NOTE You cannot select video clips for printing.
2 Press the Share / button to activate the Share menu,
and then use the
buttons to scroll to the print option
you want.
3 Press OK to select the print option, and a
appears over
that print option. To un-select a print option, simply press
OK again.
NOTE You can select both the Print 1 Copy and the Print 2
Copies print options for an image so that 3 copies of the
image will be printed when connected to a computer or
printer.
4 To select another image for printing, go back to step 1.
When you are finished selecting all the images you want to
print, simply press the Playback
button or select
EXIT SHARE MENU.
5 The next time you connect the camera to your computer or a
compatible printer, the images you selected will be
automatically printed. See Chapter 5: Unloading, printing,
and displaying images on page 61 for information about
connecting the camera to a computer or printer.
NOTE The Share menu creates a standard Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) file for print options.
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Using hp instant share to send
images to destinations
Using HP Instant Share to send images in your camera to
various destinations involves three steps:
1 Adding destinations (e-mail addresses, online albums, a
photo finishing service, etc.) to the camera’s Share menu
(using your computer and the camera together).
2 Selecting HP Instant Share destinations for images (using
the Share menu on the camera).
3 Connecting the camera to your computer to send the images
you selected. Your computer must have access to the Internet
to complete this step.
Adding destinations to the share menu on
the camera
NOTE You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure on a Windows computer.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the Share / button.
2 Highlight the Customize this Menu...
option and press
the OK button. A message on the Image Display appears
asking you to connect the camera to your computer.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
connect the camera to your computer in the next step, a
dialog box will display that requests you to Select the
program to launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel
to close this dialog box.
3 Connect the camera to your computer by using the USB
cable or the optional HP 8886 camera dock. This activates
the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
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4 From the first window of the Wizard on the computer, click
on Retrieve from Camera.
5 In the screen called Modify Share Menu:
• On Macintosh, click on the Add... button.
• On Windows, check to see that HP Instant Share E-mail
is visible above the Add... button, then click on the Add...
button.
6 If you are using a:
• Macintosh computer, add the e-mail addresses you want.
Then skip to step 8.
• Windows computer, you will be asked to sign in to HP’s
Passport program. HP Passport allows you to create a
secure account for the photos you share using HP Instant
Share services. The first time you see this screen, you will
need to register as a new user. Follow the instructions on
the screen to register.
7 Once you have successfully registered, sign in to
HP Passport, and then the HP Instant Share E-mail Setup
screen will appear. Here, you can either enter individual
e-mail addresses or create group distribution lists, and
specify how you want them to appear in the camera’s Share
menu. You can also enter a subject and message to go with
all e-mails that will be sent to each e-mail address or
distribution list. After completing the form, click Next. In the
confirmation screen that appears, click Finish.
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8 The names you specified for your newly added e-mail
destinations or group distribution lists should now appear in
the Modify Share Menu screen (in the Current Share Menu
section). To add additional e-mail addresses or distribution
lists to the camera Share menu, repeat steps 5-7 on
Windows, or steps 5-6 on Macintosh. If you are using a
Windows computer, you will not need to sign in to the HP
Passport program again.
NOTE You can have a maximum of 32 Share destinations
(such as individual e-mail addresses or group distribution
lists) in the Share menu on your camera in addition to
Print 1 Copy and Print 2 Copies.
9 When you have finished adding Share destinations, click on
either Save to Camera on a Windows computer or Next on
a Macintosh computer to add the new addresses or
distribution lists to the camera’s Share menu. When the
computer confirms that the addresses or lists were saved to
your camera, disconnect the camera from the computer, and
press the Share / button to view the new destinations in
the Share menu.
10 You are now ready to select images on the camera to be
e-mailed. See the next section for how to do this.
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Selecting hp instant share destinations for
images
You can select any number of HP Instant Share destinations for
each still image in your camera. For example, you can select a
specific image to go to 10 e-mail destinations (including group
lists), an online album, and to a professional-quality photo
finisher. However, you cannot select HP Instant Share
destinations for video clips.
1 Press the Playback
button to display the images in your
camera, then use the
buttons to scroll to an image
you want.
2 Press the Share / button to activate the Share menu,
and then use the
buttons to scroll to the HP Instant
Share destination that you want to select.
3 Press OK to select the destination, and a
appears next to
that destination. (You can select more than one destination
or print option for an image.) To un-select a destination,
simply press OK again.
4 To select one or more destinations for another image, go
back to step 1. When you are finished selecting HP Instant
Share destinations, press the Playback
button or select
EXIT SHARE MENU.
5 The next time you connect the camera to your computer, the
images you selected for e-mail will be sent to their respective
destinations. See Chapter 5: Unloading, printing, and
displaying images on page 61 for information about
connecting the camera to a computer.
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How hp instant share e-mails images
The way images are e-mailed via HP Instant Share works
differently on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Windows
Images are not e-mailed as attachments. Rather, a
message is sent to each e-mail address that you
selected in the Share menu. The message contains
thumbnail images of the pictures you selected for that
address, as well as a link to a web page where the
recipient can view the images. From that web page,
the recipient can do things like reply to you, print the
images, save images to their computer, forward
images, and more. This makes it easy for people who
use different e-mail programs to be able to see your
images without the difficulty of dealing with e-mail
attachments.
Macintosh Images are e-mailed directly to recipients using the
default e-mail program on your computer.
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Chapter 5:
Unloading, printing, and
displaying images
Once you have taken pictures, you can unload them from your
camera to a computer, print them directly to a printer, or
display them on a television.
Unloading to a computer
NOTE If you are using the HP 8886 camera dock to do this
task, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual.
NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, you must first
change the USB configuration setting to Disk Drive in the
Setup menu. See USB configuration on page 69.
1 Your camera came with a
special USB cable for
connecting the camera to a
computer. Connect the
larger end of that USB
cable to the computer.
2 Open the rubber door on
the side of the camera and
connect the small end of
the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
turn on the camera in the next step, a dialog box may
appear that requests you to Select the program to launch
for this action. Simply click on Cancel to close this dialog
box.
3 Turn on the camera. The HP Image Unload software will
launch on your computer. If you have set the software to
automatically unload the images in the camera, the images
will automatically unload to the computer. Otherwise, in the
Welcome screen, click Start Unload. If there were any
images in the camera that were selected in the Share menu
for printing or HP Instant Share destinations, those actions
are started after the images have been unloaded to the
computer.
4 When the unload screen on the computer says Finished,
your images have been saved and shared. You can now
disconnect the camera from the computer.
NOTE To unload images to a computer that does not have the
HP Photo & Imaging software installed on it, change the
USB Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu.
See USB configuration on page 69. This allows the
camera to appear as another disk drive on the computer
so that you can easily copy the image files from the
camera to the hard drive of your computer.
NOTE If you used a memory card in your camera, another
way to unload images from the card to a computer is to
use a memory card reader or one of the memory card
slots available in HP Photosmart printers. See the manual
for your HP Photosmart printer for instructions on how to
do this.
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Printing images
NOTE If you are using the HP 8886 camera dock to do this
task, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual.
To print images that have been unloaded to the computer, you
can use the HP Photo & Imaging software that was shipped
with the camera.
You can also connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or to any other HP printer with front panel USB ports,
then print images selected from the camera Share menu or all
images in the camera.
To print directly to an HP Photosmart printer or to any other
HP printer with front panel USB ports:
1 Turn on the camera.
2 Check that the printer is turned on and is online. (There
should be no blinking lights on the printer or error messages
displayed about the printer.) Load paper into the printer, if
needed.
3 Your camera came with a
special USB cable for
connecting the camera
directly to a printer.
Connect the square end of
the USB cable to the printer.
4 Open the rubber door on
the side of the camera and
connect the small end of
the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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The Print Setup menu displays on
the camera. If you already
selected images to print from the
camera Share menu, the number
of images selected will be shown,
as in this example. Otherwise,
Images: ALL will be displayed.
5 Adjust the settings in the Print Setup menu by using the
buttons to highlight a menu option and the OK
button to change the setting for each option.
NOTE There is a print preview in the Print Setup screen
showing the page layout that will be used for printing
images. This print preview updates as you change the
settings for the Print Size and Paper Size.
6 Press the OK button to begin printing.
NOTE If you used a memory card in your camera, another
way to print images directly from the card is to insert the
card into the appropriate memory card slot available in
HP Photosmart printers. See the manual for your HP
Photosmart printer for instructions on how to do this.
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Displaying images on a TV
Images in your camera can easily be displayed as a slideshow
on almost any TV (television).
NOTE If you are using the HP 8886 camera dock to do this
task, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual.
1 To connect the camera directly to a TV, you need an A/V
(Audio/Video) cable. The A/V cable is included in the
HP 8886 camera dock kit, or may be purchased separately
(see Purchasing camera accessories on page 102).
2 Your camera will send either an NTSC or PAL video signal
to a TV. The NTSC format is used primarily in North
America and Japan, while the PAL format is used primarily
in Europe. This setting is done for you when you set the
language of the camera. If you want to change the video
signal format, change the TV Configuration setting in the
Setup menu. See TV configuration on page 70.
3 Your camera will be the source for the TV signal (just like a
VCR or a camcorder), so you must set the TV to take video
input from an external video source (your camera) instead
of the antenna or cable TV. Refer to the TV user’s manual for
directions on how to do this.
4 Turn on the camera, then
connect the A/V cable to the
A/V inputs on the TV and to
the TV connector on your
camera.
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The camera starts a slideshow of each image, playing any
attached audio clip or video clip, and then fading to the next
image. You can also manually scroll through the images by
pressing the
buttons.
NOTE The Image Display on the camera turns off when the
camera is connected to a TV. However, you can still use
the Playback and Share menus while connected to the TV,
since the menus will display on the TV screen.
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Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu
1 To display the Setup menu, open either the Playback or
Capture menu and use the
buttons to highlight the
Setup menu option. Then press the OK button. (For
information about these other menus, see Using the
playback menu on page 47 and Advanced capture settings
on page 37.)
Playback Menu
Capture Menu
2 Use the
buttons to scroll
through the Setup menu options.
3 Press the OK button to select a
highlighted option and display its
sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and the OK
button to change the setting for the Setup menu option.
5 To exit the Setup menu, highlight the
EXIT SETUP MENU
option and press the OK button.
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Camera sounds
This Setup menu option allows you to set the volume level of the
camera sounds, or turn camera sounds off.
Camera sounds are the sounds that
the camera makes when you turn it
on, press a button, or take a picture.
Camera sounds are not the audio
sounds recorded with images or
video clips.
The default setting is Low.
Date & time
This Setup menu option allows you to
set the current date and time, as well
as the date/time format, for the
camera. This is usually done when
you first set up the camera, but you
may need to re-set the date and time
when you are travelling to different
time zones, or when the batteries
are removed from the camera for more than 10 minutes.
To set the date, time, and date/time format, follow the same
procedure used in Setting the date and time on page 19.
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USB configuration
This Setup menu option determines
how the camera appears when
connected to a computer.
z
Digital Camera—Causes the
computer to recognize the
camera as a digital camera using
the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
standard. This is the default setting on the camera.
z
Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the camera
as a disk drive using the Mass Storage Device Class
(MSDC) standard.
Use this table as a guide for which USB Configuration setting to
use with your computer:
HP Photo &
Imaging software:
Windows
Macintosh
Installed
Digital Camera
Disk Drive
Not installed
Disk Drive
Digital Camera
(OSX systems)
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TV configuration
This Setup menu option sets the
format of the video signal for
displaying camera images on a
television (TV) that is connected to
the camera with an optional Audio/
Video cable or HP 8886 camera
dock.
z
NTSC—format used primarily in North America and Japan
z
PAL—format used primarily in Europe
The default setting depends on the language that you selected
when you powered on the camera for the first time.
For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see
either Displaying images on a TV on page 65 when using an
optional Audio/Video cable, or the HP 8886 Camera Dock
User’s Manual when using the camera dock.
Language
This Setup menu option sets the
language of the camera interface,
including the text in menus and on
the Image Display. The default
setting is English.
To set the language on the camera,
follow the same procedure used in
Choosing the language on page 18.
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Move images to card
This Setup menu option lets you move images from the
camera’s internal memory to a memory card. It appears in the
Setup menu only if a memory card is installed and internal
memory contains at least one image.
If there is room to move all the
internal files to the memory card,
then this confirmation screen
appears. If you select Yes to move
images, they are moved to the card,
and all moved images are deleted
from internal memory.
If only some of the images will fit on
the memory card, this screen
appears which allows you to move
as many images as the card will
hold. The moved images will be
deleted from internal memory, and
the images that could not be moved
will be retained in internal memory.
NOTE When a memory card is inserted, only the images on
the card can be viewed on the Image Display. To view the
images stored in internal memory, remove the memory
card.
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Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and
support
Problems and solutions
NOTE If you still cannot solve your problem after reviewing the
troubleshooting information provided in the following
table, you can run diagnostic tests on your camera to try
to isolate and solve the problem yourself. The diagnostic
tests for this digital camera are provided on the following
website:
www.hp.com/support
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera The batteries
The charge in the batteries can be
does not
are functioning low or completely drained. Try
turn on.
incorrectly, are installing new or recharged
dead, are
batteries.
installed
Ensure that the batteries are
incorrectly, or
inserted correctly.
are missing.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries, use
high-grade “ultra” or “premium”
varieties.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not turn
on.
(continued)
The HP AC
adapter is not
connected to
the camera, or
is not plugged
into a power
outlet.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is:
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC adapter is
not damaged or defective and is
plugged into a working electrical
outlet.
z connected to the power adapter
connector of the camera
z plugged into a working electrical
outlet
The memory
Remove the memory card.
card is
defective or
contains
corrupt images.
I replace the
camera
batteries
frequently.
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The NiMH
batteries you
are using were
recharged
incorrectly, or
have drained
on their own
because they
have not been
used lately.
When NiMH batteries are brand
new or have not been used in
several months, they should be
charged and fully drained 3-4
times to reach optimum capacity.
Also, NiMH batteries discharge
on their own when not in use and
when not installed in the camera.
So if you have not used them in a
week or more, they may benefit
from being charged.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I replace the
camera
batteries
frequently.
(continued)
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
Minimize the use of Live View and
video, especially if using ordinary
alkaline batteries. Also use the
flash and zoom only when
necessary.
Rechargeable
batteries are
not inserted.
Install NiMH batteries. Lithium
and alkaline batteries cannot be
recharged.
Batteries are
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the batteries were recently
charged. Try charging them
again after they have drained
awhile.
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
Use an HP AC power adapter to
power the camera when you are
using the Image Display for an
extended period of time, or use
the viewfinder instead of the
Image Display whenever possible.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries,
use high-grade “ultra” or
“premium” varieties. (See
page 99)
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
(continued)
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
The camera will not attempt to
charge batteries that may be
damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the batteries from the
camera and charge them in an
external battery charger, then try
them in the camera again. If this
does not work, it is likely that one
or more of the batteries are bad.
Purchase new NiMH batteries
and try again.
The wrong AC Use only the HP AC power
power adapter adapter approved for use with
is being used. this camera. See Purchasing
camera accessories on page 102.
The Memory/
USB light
blinks as if
the batteries
are being
recharged,
but there are
no batteries
installed.
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The batteries
are damaged
or bad.
NiMH batteries degrade over
time and can fail. If the camera
detects a problem with the
batteries, it will not start charging
or will stop charging prematurely.
Purchase new batteries.
The camera
does not
recognize that
there are no
batteries
installed.
Do nothing. The blinking is
harmless and should stop after
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
The batteries
died or were
removed from
the camera for
too long.
The date and time will be
maintained for about 10 minutes
without batteries installed. Reset
the date and time by using the
Date & Time option in the Setup
menu. (See page 68, 68)
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button.
The camera is Turn on the camera, or turn it off
turned off or
and then on again.
has shut down.
The camera is Most of the camera buttons,
connected to a except for the
switch,
computer.
do not respond when the camera
is connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn the
Image Display on if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn the Image
Display off if it is on.
The batteries
are drained.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
Images in the
memory card
may be
corrupted.
Remove the memory card.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Reset the camera by holding the
switch in the ON
position until the Image Display
turns on.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A long delay
occurs
between
pressing the
Shutter button
and the
camera
taking a
picture.
The camera
needs time to
lock focus and
exposure.
Use Focus Lock. (See page 23.)
The camera is
taking a long
exposure.
Use a tripod or the flash.
The camera is
set to Red-eye
Reduction.
It will take longer to take a picture
with Red-eye Reduction set to On.
The shutter is delayed because of
the additional flash. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the
second flash.
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
You did not
press the
Shutter button
hard enough.
Press the Shutter button all the
way down.
The memory
storage is full
(either internal
or card).
Unload images from the camera
to your computer, then delete all
images from internal memory or
the memory card. Move images
from internal memory to a
memory card to free up internal
memory, or replace the card with
a new one.
The memory
card is locked.
Switch the locking tab on the
memory card to the unlocked
position.
The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
(continued)
The camera is
still saving the
last picture you
took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish processing the
image, and then press the Shutter
button.
Images in the
memory
(internal or
card) may be
corrupted.
Format the memory. (See
page 50)
My image is
blurry.
Your subject
was too close to
the camera
lens.
Use Macro mode for close-up
shots. Do not try to get closer than
the camera’s minimum focus
range (See Using macro mode on
page 36)
You moved the Hold the camera steady as you
camera while press the Shutter button or use a
you took the
tripod.
picture.
The light is low In dim light, the camera requires
and the flash is a longer exposure. Use a tripod
set to Flash Off. to hold the camera steady,
improve lighting conditions, or
the flash To Flash On (see
page 30).
The camera
Use Focus Lock. (See page 23.)
focused on the
wrong thing, or
was unable to
focus.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too bright.
The flash
provided too
much light.
Use the Flash Off setting (see
Using the flash on page 30).
You were too
close to the
subject to use
the flash.
Move back from the subject or set
the flash to Flash Off and take the
picture again.
A natural or
artificial source
other than the
flash provided
too much light.
Try taking the picture from a
different angle. Avoid pointing
the camera directly toward a
bright light or reflective surface on
a sunny day. Use the Flash On
setting (see page 30) or adjust
the Exposure Compensation (see
page 38).
The scene had
many dark
objects, such as
a black dog on
a black couch.
Decrease the Exposure
Compensation (see page 38) so
the dark objects in the scene will
not look “washed-out”.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark.
There was not
enough light.
Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve, add
indirect lighting, or adjust the
Exposure Compensation (see
page 38).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
Appendix B: Specifications on
page 105) or try turning flash off
(will require a longer exposure).
A light shone
behind the
subject.
Use the Flash On setting (see
page 30) to brighten the subject.
Or adjust the Exposure
Compensation (see page 38).
Your finger
blocked the
flash.
Be sure to move your fingers
away from the flash when you
take a picture.
The scene had
many lightcolored objects,
such as a white
dog in snow.
Increase the Exposure
Compensation (see page 38) so
the light-colored objects in the
scene will not look “muddy.”
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Error messages on the camera
Possible cause
Solution
BATTERIES
DEPLETED
Camera is
shutting down
Message
Battery power is
too low to
continue
operation.
Replace or recharge
batteries, or use an
optional HP AC adapter.
Batteries are
too low for
Live View
Battery power is
too low to use
Live View on the
Image Display.
Take pictures with the
optical viewfinder instead
of the Image Display.
Replace or recharge
batteries, or use an
optional HP AC adapter.
Batteries are too Battery power is
low to record a too low and the
video clip
camera will shut
down soon.
Either recharge or replace
the batteries.
Batteries cannot Either an error
be charged
occurred during
charging, an AC
power disruption
occurred during
charging, the
wrong AC power
adapter is being
used, batteries
are defective, or
no batteries are
installed in the
camera.
Retry charging the
batteries a couple of times.
If that fails, purchase new
batteries and try again.
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Message
Possible cause
Unsupported card The card in the
memory slot is
not a memory
card or is not a
supported
memory card.
Card is wrong
format
The card is an
unsupported
format, such as
FAT32.
Solution
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 105.)
Press OK (this should
display the Format Card
screen) or format the
memory card by using the
Format Card option in the
Delete menu. This will
delete all data on the card.
The card requires The memory card Press OK (this should
formatting
needs to be
display the Format Card
formatted.
screen) or format the
memory card by using the
Format Card option in the
Delete menu. This will
delete all data on the card.
Card is
unreadable
The memory card
is not a
supported card
or the card is
corrupted.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See Storage
on page 105.) If it is the
proper type, it is probably
corrupted. Replace the
memory card.
Unable to format The memory card Replace the memory card.
is damaged or
unsupported
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
The card is locked The locking tab Switch the locking tab to
on the side of the the unlocked position or
memory card is insert a new card.
in the locked
position.
Insufficient
memory on the
card
Not enough
room to copy any
files from internal
memory to the
card.
Unload images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images on
the memory card. Or
replace the card with a
new one.
Error saving video Memory card
was removed
before the
camera was
finished writing
to the card.
Always wait until the
Memory/USB light stops
blinking before removing
the card from the camera.
Memory card
was removed
before the
camera was
finished writing
to the card.
Reinsert the memory card.
Always wait until the
Memory/USB light stops
blinking before removing
the card from the camera.
1st screen:
No card in
camera
2nd screen:
Error saving
image
Please reinsert the
card
Invalid date
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An attempt was Press OK to clear the
made to enter an message, and then enter a
invalid date (such valid date.
as 2/31/2003).
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Possible cause
Solution
Unsupported
image file
Message
You tried to
magnify, rotate,
to print an image
that was taken
with another
camera.
Press OK to clear the
message. You cannot do
those operations on files
that were not created by
your camera.
Insufficient space
in memory
(on card)
to complete
request.
Insufficient room
in internal
memory or on
the memory card
to rotate an
image.
Free up space on the card
by deleting some images,
or perform the rotation
using computer software.
Communication
error
Camera received
an error code
from the HP
software on the
computer.
Disconnect the USB cable
(or lift the camera out of
the HP camera dock), then
re-connect and try again.
Charging Flash... The camera is
recharging the
flash.
Card full
or
Memory full
Insufficient room
in internal
memory or on
the memory card
to save more
images.
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It takes longer to charge
the flash when the
batteries are low. If you
see this message a lot, you
may need to replace or
recharge the batteries.
Unload images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images
from the memory card or
internal memory. Or put a
new memory card in the
camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
No images in
memory
or
No images on
card
There are no
Take some pictures or
images or video video clips.
clips in the
camera and you
are trying to
review them.
Cannot display
image
Possibly comes
from copying
images to the
memory card
from a computer,
or a corrupted
image caused by
the camera not
shutting down
properly.
Unable to focus
The subject did
Use Focus Lock before
not provide
taking the picture (see
enough contrast page 23).
for the camera to
focus properly.
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Use the HP software to edit
the images copied on the
memory card. Also, do not
remove batteries or the
memory card when the
camera is turned on.
Shaking hand
icon
Camera is
Camera must be held very
preparing to take still due to long exposure.
a picture.
Focus too far
The focus
distance is
beyond where
the camera can
focus.
Make sure the camera is
not set to Macro focus.
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Possible cause
Solution
Focus too close
Message
The focus
distance is closer
than the camera
can focus.
Set the camera to Macro
focus, or if set to Macro
focus, move further away
from the subject. See
Using macro mode on
page 36.
Unknown USB
device
The camera is
connected to a
USB device that it
does not
recognize.
Make sure that the camera
is connected to a
supported printer or
computer.
Unable to
There is no
communicate with connection
printer
between the
camera and
printer.
A supported
printer is either
turned off or not
connected to the
camera.
Selected print size
is larger than
selected paper
size
Make sure the cable is
connected between the
camera or HP 8886
camera dock and the
printer. If that does not
work, turn off the camera
and disconnect it. Turn the
printer off and then on
again. Re-connect the
camera and turn it on.
Make sure the camera is
connected to a supported
printer and that the printer
is turned on.
Print size is larger Change either print size or
than paper size paper size in the Print
in the Print Setup Setup menu.
menu.
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Message
Unsupported
printer
Possible cause
Solution
The printer is an
unsupported
device.
Connect the camera to a
supported printer, such as
an HP Photosmart printer
or another HP printer with
front panel USB ports. Or
connect the camera to a
computer and print from
there instead.
Disengage photo The selected
tray, or select
paper size
smaller paper size cannot be used
with the printer
photo tray.
Disengage the printer
photo tray, or change the
paper size.
Printer top cover The printer is
is open
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
Printer has a
paper jam
There is a paper Turn off the printer. Clear
jam.
the paper jam, and then
turn on the printer.
Printer is out of
paper
Your printer is out Load paper into the
of paper.
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer. To cancel the
print job, press the OK
button on the camera.
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cartridge, turn the printer
off, then turn it back on.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Printing canceled The print job has Press the OK button on the
been canceled. camera. Complete the
print request again.
Any error code
numbers that
appear
The camera may
have a hardware
or firmware
problem.
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Turn the camera off and
then on again. If the
problem persists, call HP
Support (see page 92).
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Error messages on the computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Connection
between the
imaging device
and computer
failed
The camera
might be
connected to a
computer
through a USB
hub.
Try connecting the camera
directly to the computer,
or disconnect other
devices attached to the
USB hub.
The software
cannot retrieve
the Share Menu
information from
your camera
The computer
needs to write
files to memory
during HP Instant
Share setup, but
the memory is
either full, or the
memory card is
locked.
Make room on the internal
memory or memory card.
If you are using an SD
memory card, unlock it by
switching the locking tab
on the card to the
unlocked position.
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the
camera directly to an
HP Photosmart printer or
an HP printer with front
panel USB ports, and
print an image. This will
verify that the image,
memory card, USB
connection, and the USB
cable are functioning
correctly, or not.
The cable is not
connected
correctly.
Make sure that the cable is
firmly connected to the
computer and camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
(continued)
The camera is
set to the Digital
Camera setting
in the USB
Configuration
sub-menu of the
Setup menu. But
the computer
cannot
recognize the
camera as a
digital camera.
Change the USB
Configuration setting to
Disk Drive in the Setup
menu. (See USB
configuration on
page 69.) This allows the
camera to appear as
another disk drive on the
computer so that you can
easily copy the image files
from the camera to the
hard drive of your
computer.
The camera is
Connect the camera
connected to the directly to a USB port on
computer
the computer.
through a USB
hub, and your
USB hub is not
compatible with
the camera.
You are using
the HP 8886
camera dock
and forgot to
press the Save/
Print button.
Press the Save/Print
button on the
dock.
The memory
card is locked
(SD cards only)
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
unlocked position.
The USB
connection
failed.
Reboot the computer.
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Getting assistance
This section contains support information for your digital
camera, including support website information, an explanation
of the support process, and support phone numbers.
HP accessibility website
Customers with disabilities can get help by visiting
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv.
HP photosmart website
Visit www.photosmart.hp.com or www.hp.com/photosmart for
the following information:
z
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
z
HP digital camera driver updates and software
z
Register your product
z
Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates, and
support alerts
Support process
The HP support process works most effectively if you perform
the following steps in the order specified:
1 Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual,
which starts on page 73.
2 Access the HP Consumer Support Website for support. If
you have access to the Internet, you can obtain a wide
range of information about your digital camera. Visit the HP
website for product help, drivers, and software updates at
www.hp.com/support.
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Support is available in the following languages: Dutch,
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish,
Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese,
Korean. (Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian support
information is available in English only.)
3 Access HP e-support. If you have access to the Internet,
connect with HP via e-mail by going to: www.hp.com/
support. You will receive a personal reply from an HP
Consumer Support technician. E-mail support is available in
the languages listed at that website.
4 Contact your local HP dealer. If your digital camera has a
hardware failure, take it to your local HP dealer for a
solution. Service is free during your digital camera’s limited
warranty period. After the warranty period, the dealer will
quote a service charge.
5 Contact HP Consumer Support for support by phone. Please
consult the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support. As a part of HP’s continuing efforts
to improve phone support information services, we advise
you to check the HP website on a regular basis for new
information regarding service features and delivery. If you
cannot solve the problem using the above options, call HP
while you are in front of your computer and digital camera.
For faster service, please be prepared to provide the
following information:
• The digital camera’s model number (located on the front
of the camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (located on the
bottom of the camera)
• The computer’s operating system
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• The version of the digital camera software (located on the
camera’s CD label)
• Messages displayed at the time the situation occurred
The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to
change without notice.
Telephone support is free from the date of purchase for the
period specified unless otherwise noted.
Locations
Africa
Asia Pacific
Free Phone
Support Period
30 days
1 year
Canada
1 year
Europe
1 year
Latin America
1 year
Middle East
30 days
United States
1 year
Phone support in the United States
Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call (208) 323-2551. If this is a long
distance call for you, long distance charges will apply. US
phone support is available in both English and Spanish 24
hours a day, 7 days a week (days and hours of support may
change without notice).
After the warranty period, call (208) 323-2551. Charges are
$25.00 per issue, and are charged to your credit card. If you
think your HP product needs service, call HP Consumer
Support, which can help determine if service is required.
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Phone support in Europe, the Middle
East, and Africa
HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Algeria +213 (0)61 56 45 43
Austria +43 (0)820 87 4417
Bahrain +973 800 728
Belgium 070 300 005 (Dutch)
070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic +42 (0) 2 6130 7310
Denmark +45 70202845
Egypt +20 02 532 5222
Finland +358 (0)203 66 767
France +33 (0) 892 6960 22 (Euro 0.34/min)
Germany +49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/min)
Greece +30 10 60 73 603
Hungary +36 (0) 1 382 1111
Ireland 1890 923902
Israel +972 (0) 9 830 4848
Italy 848 800 871
Luxembourg 900 40 006 (French)
900 40 007 (German)
Morocco +212 224 04747
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Netherlands 0900 2020 165 (Euro 0.10/minute)
Norway +47 815 62 070
Poland +48 22 865 98 00
Portugal 808 201 492
Romania +40 1 315 44 42
Russian Federation +7 095 797 3520 (Moscow)
+7 812 346 7997 (St Petersburg)
Saudi Arabia +966 800 897 14440
Slovakia +421 2 6820 8080
South Africa 086 000 1030 (inside RSA)
+27-11 258 9301 (outside RSA)
Spain 902 010 059
Sweden +46 (0) 77 120 4765
Switzerland 0848 672 672 (German, French, Italian—
Peak time 0.08 CHF/Outside peak 0.04 CHF)
Tunisia +216 1 891 222
Turkey +90 216 579 71 71
Ukraine +7 (380 44) 490-3520
United Arab Emirates 800 4910
United Kingdom +44 (0)870 010 4320
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Other phone support worldwide
HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Argentina +54 0 810 555 5520
Australia +61 (3) 8877 8000 (or local (03) 8877 8000)
Brazil +55 (11) 3747 7799 (Grande São Paulo)
+55 0800 157751 (outside Grande São Paulo)
Canada +1 905 206 4663 (during the warranty period)
+1 877 621 4722 (after the warranty period)
Central America and the Caribbean +1 800 711 2884
Chile +56 800 22 5547 (Post-sales Business Computing
+56 800 360 999 (Post-sales Home Computing)
China +86 (10) 6564 5959
Colombia +57 9 800 114 726
Guatemala +502 1 800 999 5105
Hong Kong SAR +852 3002 8555
India 1 600 112267 or +91 11 682 6035 (Hindi & English)
Indonesia +62 (21) 350 3408
Japan 0570 000 511 (inside Japan)
+81 3 3335 9800 (outside Japan)
Korea, Republic of +82 (2) 3270 0700 (Seoul)
0 80-999-0700 (outside Seoul)
Malaysia +60 1 800 805 405
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Mexico +52 58 9922 (Mexico City)
+52 01 800 472 6684 (outside Mexico City)
New Zealand +64 (9) 356 6640
Peru +51 0 800 10111
Philippines +63 (2) 867 3551
Puerto Rico +1 877 2320 589
Singapore +65 6272 5300
Taiwan +886 0 800 010055
Thailand +66 (2) 661 4000
United States +1 (208) 323-2551
Venezuela +58 0 800 4746 8368
Vietnam +84 (0) 8 823 4530
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Appendix A:
Batteries and camera
accessories
Managing batteries
When the batteries are removed from the camera, the date and
time settings are preserved for approximately 10 minutes. If the
camera is without batteries for longer than 10 minutes, the
clock is set to the last date and time at which the camera was
used. You may be prompted to update the date and time.
The following battery levels may be displayed on the Status
LCD and Image Display.
Icon
Description
Batteries have 30-100 percent battery life remaining.
Batteries have 10-30 percent battery life remaining.
Batteries have less than 10 percent remaining.
Camera will power down soon. Live View is disabled.
Camera is operating on AC power
The camera uses two AA batteries. Do not use ordinary
alkaline batteries. For best results, use photo-lithium or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you must use alkaline
batteries, use high-grade “ultra” or “premium” varieties.
NOTE If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than a month), we strongly
recommend that you remove the batteries.
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Extending battery life
z
Minimize the use of Live View and video, especially when
using alkaline batteries.
z
Use the viewfinder to frame pictures instead of the Image
Display. Leave the Image Display off whenever possible.
z
Use zoom only when necessary.
z
Use the Auto flash setting rather than Flash On.
z
Minimize power cycling. If you expect to average more than
one picture every five minutes, leave the camera on rather
than turning it off after each shot. This minimizes the
number of times the lens has to extend and retract.
z
Use an optional HP AC adapter or HP 8886 camera dock
when the camera will be on for extended periods of time, or
when unloading pictures to your computer, printing, or
connecting to the TV.
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Rechargeable batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries can be recharged by
using a battery charger. NiMH batteries can also be recharged
in the camera when the camera is connected to an optional
HP AC adapter or HP 8886 camera dock. Batteries are fully
recharged via the optional HP AC adapter or camera dock in
15 hours.
Some things to keep in mind when using NiMH batteries are:
z
Always recharge both NiMH batteries at the same time.
One low-charged battery will reduce the battery life for both
batteries in the camera.
z
For NiMH batteries to reach optimal capacity and
performance, they should first be discharged completely
and recharged four separate times.
z
NiMH batteries discharge when not in use, whether they are
installed in a device (such as in the camera) or not. If they
have not been used for more than two weeks, recharge
them before using them again.
Power conservation
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off
automatically if there is no button activity for 60 seconds. If no
buttons are pressed for 6 minutes, the camera turns off (unless
it is printing or connected to a computer or TV).
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Purchasing camera accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera from
your local retailer or online at www.hpshopping.com. Some
accessories for this digital camera are listed below:
z
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock (includes a camera
dock, remote control, two rechargeable NiMH batteries,
audio/video cable, USB cable, and an AC power adapter):
• United States and Canada—C8886A #A2L
• Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay—
C8886A #ABM
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8886A #UUF
• Europe (except for the United Kingdom, see the next option
below)—C8886A #AC2
z
z
• United Kingdom and South Africa—C8886A #ABU
HP Photosmart Digital Camera Deluxe Starter Kit
(C8889A for North America, C8884B #UUS for continental
Europe, and C8884B #ABU for the United Kingdom).
Contents include:
• Padded camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
• DC car adapter for battery recharger
• 32 MB SD memory card
HP Photosmart Digital Camera Starter Kit
(Y1789B, option #A2L for North America, #UUS for
continental Europe, and #ABU for the United Kingdom).
Contents include:
• Padded camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
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z
z
z
HP Photosmart 3.3V AC power adapter (HP supports only
HP AC power adapters and other accessories expressly
approved by HP):
• United States and Canada—C8912 #A2L
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8912 #UUF
• Europe—C8912 #UUS
Memory card—Secure digital (SD) or MultiMediaCardTM
(MMC) 128 MB is the largest memory card tested by HP.
Larger sizes of cards have not been tested, but they should
work - use at your own risk. This product only supports the
use of MMC memory cards that have been verified
compliant to the MultiMediaCardTM specification as of
January 2000. Compliant MMC memory cards have the
MultiMediaCardTM logo on the card. The following memory
cards are available from HP:
• 32 MB SD card—C8895A
• 64 MB SD card—C8896A
• 128 MB SD card—C8897A
HP Photosmart padded camera case (C8905A)
HP audio/video accessory cable
to connect to a television (TV).
NOTE You can also use any Yadapter audio cable with dual
RCA plugs on one end and a 1/8 inch (3.175 mm)
mini-stereo jack on the other end. You will also need an
adapter plug that accepts a 1/8 inch (3.175 mm) jack
and fits into a 3/32 inch (2.38 mm) jack.
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Appendix B:
Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still Pictures:
z 3.34 MP (2140 by 1560 total pixel count)
z 3.24 MP (2088 by 1550 effective pixel count)
Video clips:
z 320 x 240 total pixel count
Sensor
Diagonal 6.67X mm (1/2.7-inch, 4:3 format)
CCD
Color depth
30-bit (10 bits by 3 colors)
Storage
z 16 MB internal Flash memory
z Slot for memory card; Secure Digital (SD) or
MultiMediaCardTM (MMC) memory card
supported (see page 103)
Number of images that can be saved in memory
(internal or card) depends on the image quality
setting (see page 31)
Lens
Focal length:
z Wide—5.8 mm—17.4 mm
z
Telephoto—17.4 mm
z 35 mm equivalent approximately 38 mm—114
mm)
F-Number:
z
z
Viewfinder
Wide—f/2.6 to f/4.9
Telephoto—f/5.0 to f/9.0
Zooming optical viewfinder
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Feature
Description
Zoom
3x optical, 5x digital zoom
z
z
Focus
Wide—38 mm
Telephoto—114 mm
TTL auto focus.
Focus settings:
z Normal (default)—auto focus range of
0.4 m (15.75 in) to infinity
z Macro—auto focus range of 0.1 to 0.5 m (4 to
19.7 in), zoom range of 1x to 5x
Shutter speed
1/1500 to 1/3 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
1 to 6 second recharge
Flash working
distance
3.0 m (9.8 ft) (guide number 7.8) at wide zoom
setting
External flash
No
Flash settings
Auto (default), Auto with Red-eye Reduction,
Flash On, Night with Red-eye Reduction, Flash
Off
Image Display
1.5-inch LED backlit, TFT LCD with 61,380
pixels
Status LCD
Flash settings, AC/Battery, Memory Card,
quality setting, remaining image count, video
timer, video capture, audio capture, Self-Timer,
Burst, Macro, Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Aperture setting
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Feature
Description
Image capture
modes
z Still (default)
z Self-Timer—10 second delay standard (both still
and video)
z Burst—0.9 frames per second, maximum of 6
images
z Video—19 frames per second streaming to
memory, maximum length limited only by
available memory
Audio capture
z Still pictures—Audio can be captured with each
still picture by holding down Shutter button or
added later (in the Playback menu), maximum
length limited only by available memory
z Video—Audio captured automatically with
video
Exposure Mode Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait,
settings
Aperture Priority (F/2.6 and F/4.9)
Exposure
Compensation
Can be set manually from -2.0 to +2.0 EV
(Exposure Value) in 0.5 EV increments
White Balance
settings
Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten,
Fluorescent
AE Metering
settings
Average, Center-Weighted (default), Spot
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default), manually selectable100, 200,
400
Color settings
Full Color (default)
Quality settings
— Best
— Better (default)
— Good
Saturation
Low, Medium (default), High
Sharpness
Low, Medium (default), High
Contrast
Not adjustable
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Feature
Description
Playback
magnification
Yes, approximately 3x and 6x
Compression
format
z JPEG (EXIF) for still images
Interfaces
z USB to a computer or HP Photosmart, some HP
Standards
z PTP (15740)
z AVI for video clips
DeskJet, and some HP All-in-One multi-function
printers
z Audio/Video out to TV
z DC IN 3.3Vdc @ 2500mAs
z HP 8886 camera dock
z MSDC
transfer
z NTSC/PAL
z JPEG
z AVI
z DPOF 1.1
z EXIF 2.2
z DCF 1.0
External Body
Dimensions
105 mm (L) by 45 mm (W) by 70 mm (H)
Weight
240 grams (8.8 ounces) without batteries
Temperature
range
z 5° C to 45° C (41° F to 113° F)
4.1 in (L) by 1.8 in (W) by 2.8 in (H)
Operational:
z 15% to 85% relative humidity
Storage:
z -30° C to 65° C (-22° F to 149° F)
z 15% to 90% relative humidity
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Feature
Description
Power
The camera has a maximum steady state power
consumption of 2.64 Watts (800mA @ 3.3Vdc).
Power sources include:
z 2 AA batteries (2 non-rechargeable AA
batteries included). Acceptable batteries include
photo-lithium, “ultra” or “premium” grade high
energy alkaline, or rechargeable NiMH. NiMH
batteries can be recharged in the camera using
the optional HP AC adapter or HP 8886 camera
dock.
z Optional HP AC adapter (Input: 100-240Vac;
Output: 3.3-3.7Vdc @ 2500mA).
• United States and Canada—C8912 #A2L
• Europe—C8912 #UUS
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—
C8912 #UUF
z Optional HP 8886 camera dock (different
product numbers for each area - see Purchasing
camera accessories on page 102).
z DC car adapter
Slow trickle recharging in camera with optional
HP AC adapter or HP 8886 camera dock (100%
in 15 hours).
Automatic advanced power management.
Warranty
HP 1 year exchange warranty
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Index
A
AA batteries 99
AC power adapter
connector on camera 12
HP part number 109
purchasing 103
accessories for camera 102
action exposure mode 34
AE Metering, setting 41
AF viewfinder light 10
alkaline batteries 99
Aperture Priority (Av) setting 34
Arrow buttons 11
audio clips
record 12, 32, 51
audio/video (TV)
cable 103
connector 65
connector on camera 12
automatic exposure, override 33
Av Aperture Priority setting 34
B
batteries
door on camera 13
extend life of 100
icons 99
install 16
levels 99
rechargeable 101
types to use 99
Best quality setting
description 31
Better quality setting
Index
description 31
blinking lights
Memory/USB 11
Self-Timer 12
viewfinder 10
bonus software 21
brackets on display screen 26
brightening an image 38
burst mode 36
buttons on camera 10
C
camera accessories 102
Camera Sounds setting 68
camera specifications 105
camera, turn on/off 18
Capture menu 37
capture modes 33
close-up pictures 36
compression format 108
computer
connect camera to 61
connections
as a USB Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) 69
to computer 61
to printer 63
to TV 65
connectors
AC power adapter on camera
12
audio/video (TV) 12, 65
camera dock 13
USB 12
111
consumer support 92
D
darkening an image 38
Date & Time setting 19, 68
delete
audio clips 51
from memory card 50
images during instant review
23
video clips during instant
review 24
diagnostic tests for camera 73
Digital Print Order Format 55
digital zoom 28
disk drive, camera as 69
display images and video clips
on TV 66
display, using 25
DPOF 55
E
e-mail
addresses, customizing the
Share menu 56
images from computer 62
empty batteries icon 99
enlarge image 52
error messages
on camera 82
on computer 90
Exposure Compensation setting
38
Exposure Mode setting 33
F
files
delete from memory card 50
112
DPOF 55
size versus quality 31
flash
button 13
range 106
settings 30
using 30
focus
lock 23, 26
range 106
setting 36
focus brackets, using 26
format memory card 50
full batteries icon 99
G
Good quality setting
description 31
H
help from consumer support 92
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 12
purchasing 103
HP camera dock
connect to 13
description 9
dock insert 9
purchasing 102
HP Instant Share
description 9, 53
Share button 11, 53
Share menu 54
turn on/off 53
HP web sites 92
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icons
AE metering settings 42
battery levels 99
capture mode settings 33
EV compensation 38
flash settings 30
image quality settings 31
in Live View screen 25
ISO speed settings 41
on Status LCD 14
saturation settings 43
Share menu 54
sharpness settings 44
white balance settings 39
Image Display
description 11
status screen 27
using 25
images
AE Metering setting 41
brightening 38
darkening 38
delete 50
Exposure Mode setting 33
ISO Speed setting 40
magnify 52
moving from internal memory
to memory card 71
number remaining 25
Red-eye Reduction setting 30
rotate 49
Saturation setting 43
Sharpness setting 44
thumbnails 48
too dark/light 38
unloading camera to
computer 61
Index
White Balance setting 39
install
batteries 16
HP camera dock 9
memory card 17
software 20, 21
wrist strap 16
instant review 23, 24
internal memory
moving images to memory
card 71
pictures remaining 25
ISO Speed, setting 40
L
landscape exposure mode 34
Language setting
change 70
choose at first startup 18
LEDs (lights) on camera
Memory/USB 11
Self-Timer 12
viewfinder 10
lights
on camera 11, 12
Live View
button 11
using 25
lock focus 23, 26
M
Macintosh computer
bonus software 21
connect to 61
install software 21
USB setting on camera 69
Macro focus setting 36
magnify image 52
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memory card
delete files 50
door 11
install 17
moving images from internal
memory 71
pictures remaining 25
purchasing 103
Memory/USB light 11
menus
Capture 37
Playback 47
Share 54
messages
on camera 82
on computer 90
microphone 12
MODE button 13
N
NiMH batteries 99
number of pictures remaining in
memory 25
O
OK button 11
online manual, location 20
optical viewfinder 10
optical zoom 28
over-exposing an image 38
override automatic exposure 33
P
photo-lithium batteries 99
Picture Transfer Protocol 69
pictures
instant review 23
share 53
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take close-up pictures 36
take multiple (burst) 36
take self-timer 35
take stills 23
Playback
turn on/off 11
using 45
Playback button 11
Playback menu 47
portrait exposure mode 34
power
battery level icons 99
restoring previous settings 18
specifications 109
switch 10
turn on/off 18
power adapter, HP AC
connector on camera 12
purchasing 103
previous settings, restoring 18
print images
directly from camera 63
from computer 63
using HP Instant Share 53
printer
connect to camera 63
problems, troubleshooting 73
product support 92
PTP 69
Q
quality
button for selecting 13
quality settings
effect on image file size 31
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R
range
Exposure Compensation 107
flash 106
F-number 105
focus 106
rechargeable batteries 101
record
audio clips 12, 32, 51
video clips 24
Red-eye Reduction, setting 30
remaining pictures count 25
restoring previous settings 18
review, instant 23, 24
reviewing images and video
clips 45
rotate images 49
S
Saturation setting 43
Self-Timer light 12
Self-Timer mode 35
settings, restoring previous 18
Setup menu, using 67
Share button 11
Share menu
customize 56
description 54
e-mail service 56
printing options 55
using 54
share pictures 53
Sharpness setting 44
Shutter button
description 14
lock exposure and focus 26
shutter speed
range 106
Index
slideshow, display on TV 66
software, install 20, 21
sounds of camera 68
space remaining in memory 25
specifications 105
Status LCD, description 14
status screen 27
still pictures, take 23
support for consumers 92
T
technical support 92
thumbnail images, view 48
Time & Date setting 19, 68
tripod mount 12
troubleshoot problems 73
turn on/off
camera power 18
camera sounds 68
HP Instant Share 53
Image Display 11, 25
Playback 45
TV (television)
cable to connect camera 103
configuration setting 70
connect camera to 65
connector on camera 12
U
under-exposing an image 38
unloading images
camera to computer 61
USB
configuration setting 69
connector on camera 12
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V
Video button 14
video clips
instant review 24
record 24
Video mode
use 24
Video viewfinder light 10
viewfinder 10
viewfinder lights 10
viewing images and video clips
45
W
web sites for HP 92
White Balance, setting 39
Windows computer
bonus software 21
connect to 61
install software 20
wrist strap
attaching to camera 16
mount on camera 11
Z
zoom
specifications 106
use optical or digital 28
Zoom Out/In buttons 11
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