Minolta DIMAGE EX Instruction manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Thank you for purchasing this Minolta product. Your new digital camera has
extraordinary features that expand your image capturing horizons.
• Megapixel (1.5 million pixels), progressive scan Sony Wfine CCD™ with primary
For Proper and Safe Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
color filter.
• High quality 2 inch color LCD monitor with Live View display.
• Digita™ Operating Environment from FlashPoint Technology.
• Uses removable CompactFlash™ cards for storage, so there’s no limit on how
many shots you can take.
• Detatchable, compact lens unit. The Zoom 1500 lens unit features a focal length
of 7 - 21mm (approximate equivalent to 38 - 115mm in 35mm format) with Macro
capability. The Wide 1500 is a 5.2mm f/1.9 lens until (approximate equivalent to
28mm in 35mm format).
• Fast capture speed, capable of 3.5 frames per second in Burst mode.
• IrDA version 1.0 wireless communication with your IrDA-capable personal
computer (running Windows 95® or Windows 98®).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Tested by the Minolta Corporation
101 Williams Drive, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446, U.S.A.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the video and serial cables.
* Wfine CCD™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
* Digita™ and the Digita™ logo are licensed trademarks or registered trademarks of FlashPoint
Technology, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
* Other corporate names and product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
GETTING STARTED RIGHT AWAY
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Play/Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NAMES OF PARTS
Camera Body - Front
Camera Body - Back
LCD Monitor . . . . . .
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BEFORE RECORDING
Attaching the Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low Battery Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Flash Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the LCD Monitor On/Off . . . . .
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness
Adjusting the Camera Display . . . . . . . .
Overlay Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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RECORD MODE
Record Mode Screen
Taking Pictures . . . .
Burst Image Capture
Timelapse . . . . . . . .
Focus . . . . . . . . . . .
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RECORD MODE - CONTINUED
Focus Lamp/No Focus Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Focus Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Special Focus Situations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Focus Hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Built-in Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Changing the Flash Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Flash Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Digital Scene Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Macro (Zoom 1500 Lens Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
RECORD MODE MENUS
Record Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Selecting the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Selecting Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Selecting Color or B&W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Self Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Selecting the Burst Capture Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Timelapse Interval and Total Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Instant Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
System Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Counter Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Camera Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Formatting Compact Flash Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
PLAY MODE
Play Mode Screen . . . . . . . . .
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom In - Zoom Out . . . . . . . .
Expand/Collapse - Open/Close
Play Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PLAY MODE MENUS
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Playback Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
REVIEW MODE
Review Mode Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Reviewing/Selecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Marking Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Expand/Collapse - Open/Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
REVIEW MODE MENUS
Review Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Deleting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Creating a New Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Adding to a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Dissolving a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Camera to Camera Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Find By Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Find By Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Video Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
APPENDIX
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Custom Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
File Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Card Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Care and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Technical Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
User Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this product.
WARNING
Batteries may become hot or explode due to improper use.
• Use only the batteries specified in this instruction manual.
• Do not install the batteries with the polarity (+/–) reversed.
• Do not subject batteries to fire or high temperatures.
• Do not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble.
• Do not mix batteries of different types, brands, or ages.
Use caution, accidents may occur when using this product
near young children.
Keep batteries or things that could be swallowed away from
young children. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is
swallowed.
Check the packing list before you begin. If some parts are missing,
contact your camera dealer or a Minolta Service Facility listed on the
back cover of this manual.
Dimâge EX Camera body
Zoom 1500 lens unit or Wide 1500 lens unit
Camera Case CC-EX1
Hand Strap HS-V1
Video Cable VC-EX1
Compact Flash Card
AA Alkaline Batteries (4)
PC Serial Adapter SC-EX1
Macintosh Adapter MA-EX1
Dimâge EX CD-ROM
Instruction Manuals (Camera and Software)
Warranty and Product & Software Registration Card
Immediately remove the batteries and discontinue use if...
• the camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the
interior is exposed.
• the product emits a strange smell, heat, or smoke.
Do not walk while looking at the monitor.
Do not disassemble. Electric shock may occur if a high
voltage circuit inside the camera is touched.
Take your camera to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs
are required.
Data saved in flash memory may be irrecoverably lost or damaged for
unexpected reasons (static electricity, electric noise, a camera error, or other
malfunctions). Back-up the data recorded in the camera. Minolta is not
responsible if data stored in the camera is irretrievably lost or damaged.
The heat of the camera rises with extended periods of use.
Use caution when handling the camera or removing the
batteries and compact flash card.
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GETTING STARTED RIGHT AWAY
PREPARATION - See pages 17 and 21 for detailed information.
Insert the batteries.
Insert the compact flash card.
Press the Display button to turn
on the LCD monitor.
Frame the image in either the
LCD monitor or viewfinder.
• Place the viewfinder’s focus frame on the
subject or center the subject in the LCD
monitor.
• Zoom 1500: Press the Left button (W) or
Right button (T) to zoom in on the subject
as desired.
Press the shutter-release button
part-way down.
RECORDING - See pages 27 – 30 for detailed information.
Press the main switch to turn the
camera on.
• The green focus lamp will glow if focus is
confirmed.
• The orange flash lamp will glow if the flash
is charged and ready.
• In low-light situations the AF illuminator
(flash) will fire to aid in focus.
Press the shutter-release button
all the way down to take the
picture.
Set the camera to Record mode.
• Slide the Mode switch to REC.
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GETTING STARTED RIGHT AWAY - CONT’D
PLAY/REVIEW - See pages 64 and 83 for detailed information.
Turn the camera on.
Press the Left and Right buttons
to scroll through the images.
DELETING - See pages 84 – 85 for detailed information.
Set the camera to Play mode.
• Slide the mode switch to PLAY.
Turn the camera on.
Set the camera to Review mode.
• Press the lock button while sliding the mode
switch to REV.
Press the Left and Right buttons
to scroll through the images.
Press the Left and Right buttons
to select the desired image.
• SELECTED IMAGE: The image displayed
as a large thumbnail.
Press the Mark soft key.
• A notch will appear at the bottom-right
corner of the thumbnail.
Set the camera to Review mode.
• Press the lock button while sliding the mode
switch to REV.
✎ Mark multiple images by repeating steps
3 and 4.
• The LCD monitor changes to the Review
mode screen.
• Small thumbnails, cropped square, are lined
chronologically at the top of the screen.
• The large thumbnail is a preview of the
small thumbnail selected by the pointer.
SELECTED IMAGE: The image displayed
as a large thumbnail.
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GETTING STARTED RIGHT AWAY - CONT’D
Press the Menu button.
• The Review mode menu screen will appear.
NAMES OF PARTS
CAMERA BODY - FRONT
* Do not touch.
Self-timer lamp
Flash
Press the Left or Right button
until the Edit menu is displayed,
then press the Down button until
Delete is highlighted.
Press the Delete soft key.
• A confirmation screen will appear.
Flash sensor*
AF window*
Viewfinder
window*
IrDA window
Terminal
cover
Strap
eyelet
Lens*
Lens unit
Press the Start soft key.
• After deleting the Marked image(s), the
screen will return to the Record mode
screen.
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Under the Terminal Cover
DC terminal
Video out
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NAMES OF PARTS - CONT’D
CAMERA BODY - BACK
Soft keys
4-way controller
Up button
Viewfinder
Focus lamp
(green)
Shutter-release
button
LCD Monitor
Right button
Down button
Left button
Flash lamp
(orange)
Mode
switch
Main switch
Lock
button
Display button
Brightnesscontrol dial
Power lamp
Macro button
(Zoom 1500 only)
Busy lamp
Main switch
Status button
Overlay button
Menu button
Camera Bottom
Tripod socket
SOFT KEYS
The function of the soft keys depend on the current soft key label on the LCD Monitor
(p. 14). In the display above, the function of the right soft key would be to save the
image, the function of the middle soft key would be to delete the image, and the left
soft key would be inactive.
4-WAY CONTROLLER (UP, DOWN, LEFT, AND RIGHT BUTTONS)
In Record mode, the Up and Down buttons control Exposure Compensation, while the
Left and Right buttons (with the Zoom 1500) control the focal length. In other modes
and in the menu function, the 4-way controller helps you navigate through menus and
images.
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Lens-unit release
Battery-/Card-chamber cover
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NAMES OF PARTS - CONT’D
LCD MONITOR
Overlay Bar
Record Mode Screen (p. 27)
Play Mode Screen (p. 64)
BEFORE RECORDING
Soft Key Label
Menu Screen Example
Review Mode Screen (p. 74)
Soft Key Label
VIEWFINDER
Close-framing Guides
Focus
Frame
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If using the viewfinder to frame subjects that are less than 1m (3.3 ft.)
away, use the close-framing guides
to compensate for parallax. Shift the
camera up and to the right so the
guides are the left and upper edge
of the image.
There is no need to compensate
when using the LCD monitor.
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ATTACHING THE STRAP
INSERTING THE BATTERIES
Insert the smaller loop of the
strap through the strap eyelet.
Your camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries. Four AA-size Nicad, Ni-MH, or
lithium batteries can also be used.
Open the battery-chamber cover
by sliding it in the direction
indicated, then open the cover.
Put the other end of the strap
through the small loop.
Insert the batteries as indicated
by the +/– diagram.
Close the battery chamber-door
and slide it shut until it clicks.
✎ CONSERVING BATTERY POWER: Reduce battery consumption by turning off
the LCD monitor when not needed (p. 23). Use the camera’s optical viewfinder
to frame shots when taking pictures.
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INSERTING THE BATTERIES - CONT’D
LOW-BATTERY INDICATOR
A warning message will appear in the top
overlay bar when the battery power is low.
Replace all 4 batteries or use the AC
adapter (sold separately).
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
This camera records the date and time an image was captured. For your
reference, set the date and time for accuracy.
Turn the camera on, then slide
the mode switch to REC.
Press the menu button.
• The menu screen for record mode will
appear.
When the battery power is too low for
camera operations, an alert dialog will
appear on the LCD monitor, then the
camera will shut down.
Press the Right button until the
Preferences menu appears.
Press the Down button until Date
& Time is highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key .
AUTO POWER OFF
• The Set Date and Time screen will appear.
The LCD monitor will shut off if the camera has not been used for 3 minutes.
• The power lamp will remain on.
• Press the Display button to turn the LCD monitor back on.
After an additional 3 minutes without use (6 minutes total), the camera will shut
down completely.
• The power lamp will turn off.
• Press the main switch to turn the camera back on.
✎ Auto Power Off does not function when the camera is connected to the AC
adapter.
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Press the Format soft key.
• The Format screen will appear.
• Skip to step 8 if the format does not need to
be changed.
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME - CONT’D
COMPACT FLASH CARD
Use the up and down buttons to
highlight the desired format.
Your camera requires a CompactFlash card to be inserted before capturing
images.
• The currently selected format has a ✔ next
to it.
INSERTING THE COMPACT FLASH CARD
Press the Select soft key to
select the highlighted format.
• The Set Time & Date screen will appear.
Always turn off the camera before inserting a CompactFlash card! Data
on the card will be lost or damaged if it is inserted while the camera is on.
Turn the camera off.
Press the Up or Down buttons to
select a number.
• The number under the cursor will change.
Press the Right button to set the
item and move to the next item.
• Pressing the Left button will delete the
current item and return to the previous item.
Insert the CompactFlash card into
the card slot, pushing it in until
the card-release lever pops out.
Repeat steps 8 and 9 until all the
items are correct.
• Insert the card so the back label is on the
lens side of the camera.
• Push the card in straight, not at an angle.
• Wrong direction: If the card stops mid-way,
confirm the direction of the card. Do not
force the card.
Press the Exit soft key.
Fold the card-release lever down
as shown.
• Pressing Exit saves the entered data and
returns the screen to the Preferences menu.
Press Exit in the Preferences menu to
return to the Record screen.
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Open the card-chamber cover by
sliding it in the direction
indicated, then open the cover.
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COMPACT FLASH CARD - CONT’D
Close the card-chamber cover
and slide it shut until it clicks.
ADJUSTING THE LCD MONITOR
TURNING THE LCD MONITOR ON/OFF
Reduce battery consumption by turning off the LCD monitor when not needed.
Press the Display button to turn
the LCD monitor on or off.
• The camera’s power must be on to turn on
the LCD monitor.
REMOVING THE COMPACT FLASH CARD
Always turn off the camera before removing a CompactFlash card! Data
on the card will be lost or damaged if it is inserted while the camera is on.
Turn the camera off.
Open the card-chamber cover by
sliding it in the direction
indicated, then open the cover.
ADJUSTING THE LCD BRIGHTNESS
The LCD monitor brightness can be adjusted to compensate for varying lighting
conditions and viewing angles.
Turn the Brightness-control dial
left or right until the desired
brightness level is reached.
• Adjusting the brightness of the LCD monitor
will not affect the image exposure.
Lift the card-release lever until it
is straight out, then press the
card-release lever to eject the
card.
Pull the memory card straight
out.
• Close the card-chamber cover after
removing the card.
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ADJUSTING THE CAMERA DISPLAY
OVERLAY BUTTON
STATUS BUTTON
The Overlay button shows or hides the overlay bar and soft key label in each
mode, enabling an unobstructed view of the image.
The Status screen quickly gives a display of camera status information when the
camera is in Record mode.
Press the Overlay button on the
camera.
In Record mode, press the Status
button on the camera.
• The overlay bar and soft key label will turn on
or off for each mode as listed below.
REC (overlay bar/soft key label) ON/ON
OFF/OFF
PLAY (overlay bar/soft key label) ON/ON
OFF/OFF
REV (soft key label only)
OFF
ON
• The Status screen will be displayed.
• The displayed items cannot be changed within
the Status screen. The displayed items can
only be changed through their respective
menus.
OFF/ON
OFF/ON
Indicates there is a CF
card in the camera
Image Quality (p. 47)
✎ Pressing any soft key while the label is off will turn the label on.
Indicates the camera
is in Macro.
Battery-condition
indicator
White Balance (p. 55)
Image Size (p. 46)
Version number
Press to leave the status
screen.
✎ Press the status button a second time to exit the status screen or press the Exit
soft key.
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TAKING PICTURES
Record Mode Screen
Indicates if camera
is ready or busy
Approximate number
of images remaining
RECORD MODE
Image capture type
Digital Subject
Program Mode
Still
Burst
Flash mode
Timelapse
Press the main switch to turn the
camera on.
• The Digita™ logo will briefly appear in the
LCD monitor.
Slide the Mode switch to REC to
put the camera in record mode.
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RECORD
Once batteries and a CompactFlash card have been inserted into the camera, it is
ready to take pictures. When the camera is turned on, the flash will be set to
autoflash and the image capture type will be Still (normal).
TAKING PICTURES - CONT’D
Press the shutter-release button
the rest of the way down to take
the picture.
• The LCD monitor’s Live View feature will
continuously update and display what the
lens sees.
• Instant Review OFF: The captured image
will appear in the LCD monitor only for as
long as it takes to write it to the memory
card. The camera will return to Live View.
• The default Instant Review setting is ON.
See page 58 to turn instant review off.
ZOOM 1500: Press the Left
button (W - wide) or the Right
button (T - telephoto) until the
image is zoomed as desired in
the LCD monitor or Viewfinder.
Instant Review ON
Instant Review ON: The captured image will
appear in the LCD monitor and Save and
Delete will appear in the soft key label.
Center the subject in the LCD
monitor or place the viewfinder’s
focus frame on the subject.
Press either the Save or Delete
soft key.
• Use Focus Hold for off-center subjects (p. 37).
✎ The image will be saved automatically
after 10 seconds if neither button is
pressed.
The image will be saved if the shutterrelease button is pressed part way
down.
Press the shutter-release button
part way down.
• Focus and exposure will be determined and
locked.
• The green focus lamp will glow if focus is
determined. Repeat steps 5 and 6 if the
focus lamp blinks.
• The orange flash lamp will glow if the flash
is charged and ready.
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If Save is pressed:
• The image will be saved and the camera
will return to Live View.
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Press the Display button to turn
on the LCD monitor if desired.
If Delete is pressed:
• A message appears asking to confirm
deletion. The Yes and Cancel soft keys will
appear.
BURST IMAGE CAPTURE
Burst image capture is similar to the motor drive or continuous-drive mode on
conventional cameras. The camera will continuously take pictures while the
shutter-release button is held down. Up to 7 full-size images and 15 1/4 size
images can be captured in one burst at a rate as fast as 3.5 frames/second. See
page 52 to select the burst capture rate.
Images captured together in one Burst are linked together and treated as a series
by the camera when in Play and Review modes.
Turn the camera on and slide the
Mode switch to REC.
Press the Yes soft key.
• The image is deleted and the camera will
return to Live View.
• The Cancel soft key will return the camera
to the Record screen without deleting the
image.
• The image will be saved automatically after
a few seconds if neither button is pressed.
Press the left soft key until
Burst
appears in the soft key
label.
• The image capture modes are displayed in
the following sequence.
Still
Burst
Timelapse
Frame the picture as instructed
in “Taking Pictures”, steps 4
through 6.
• The flash does not operate in Burst. The
flash icon over the center soft key will
disappear.
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TAKING PICTURES - CONT’D
Press and hold the shutterrelease button all the way down.
• The shutter will continuously release until
your finger is lifted from the shutter-release
button, the memory buffers become full, or
the maximum number of images has been
captured.
• The focus and exposure for the series is
determined when the shutter-release button
is pressed part-way down before the
pictures are taken.
• If the memory buffers are full when the
shutter-release button is pressed, Please
wait... will appear in the overlay bar.
TIMELAPSE
In Timelapse image capture, the camera will take a series of pictures at regular
time intervals. This feature is useful for capturing events over time, such as the
opening of a flower.
Images captured together in Timelapse are linked together and treated as a series
by the camera when in Play and Review modes.
The default settings for Timelapse capturing are:
Timelapse interval: 60 seconds.
Number of Images: 10 images.
See page 53 to change these settings. The interval can be selected from 1 second
to up to 546 minutes. As many as 200 images can be captured in one Timelapse
series.
Turn the camera on and slide the
Mode switch to REC.
If Instant Review is OFF:
Lift your finger from the shutterrelease button.
• The last image will appear on the LCD
monitor while the series is being written to
memory. Once the images are saved, the
camera will return to Live View.
Press the left soft key until
Timelapse
appears in the
soft key label.
• The image capture modes are displayed in
the following sequence.
If Instant Review is ON:
Lift your finger from the shutterrelease button.
• The last image will appear on the LCD
monitor and Save and Delete will appear in
the soft key label.
Still
Burst
Press the Save or Delete soft key
as instructed in “Taking Pictures”.
• The entire series will be saved or deleted.
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BURST IMAGE CAPTURE - CONT’D
TIMELAPSE - CONT’D
• Place the camera on a tripod or steady
surface if necessary.
If Instant Review is ON:
After the Timelapse series is complete, the
last image will appear on the LCD monitor
and Save and Delete will appear in the soft
key label.
Press the Save or Delete soft key
as instructed in “Taking Pictures”.
Press the shutter-release button
all the way down once.
• The first image will be captured
immediately, then the other images will be
automatically captured at the time interval.
The camera will continue to capture images
until the Stop soft key is pressed or the predetermined number of images is reached.
• The focus and exposure is determined for
each image just before the each picture is
taken.
• The entire Timelapse series will be saved or
deleted.
✎ Auto Power Off does not operate during Timelapse sequences.
During the interval:
• A countdown of the time remaining until the
next picture is taken appears in the overlay
bar.
• The number of images already taken in this
Timelapse series appears in the overlay bar.
• Live View remains active.
If Instant Review is OFF:
After the Timelapse series is complete, the
camera will return to Live View.
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Frame the picture as instructed
in “Taking Pictures”, steps 4
through 6.
FOCUS
FOCUS LAMP/NO FOCUS INDICATOR
When the shutter-release button is pressed
partway down, the autofocus system locks
focus at the subject distance. The focus lamp
will indicate the focus status when the
shutter-release button is pressed partway
down.
Glows
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
Some scenes or subjects are difficult for the
autofocus system to lock on to. When the focus will
not lock, FOCUS HOLD on another object the
same distance from you as your main subject,
recompose, then press the shutter-release button
all-the-way down to take the picture.
Very bright or low contrast
fills the focus frame.
Focus is OK and confirmed.
The subject is too close (see Focus Range below).
Blinks
Subject is near very
bright object or area.
One of the Special Focusing Situations applies (p. 37).
Two subjects overlap in
the focus frame.
Alternating light and
dark lines fill the focus
frame.
FOCUS HOLD
The lens will lock focus at 2.5m (8.2 ft.), the
focus lamp will blink, and NO FOCUS will
appear in the LCD monitor if the camera
cannot confirm focus because the subject is
in one of the special focusing situations listed
on the following page.
Subjects outside the focus frame or LCD monitor center may not be in focus. Use
focus hold to ensure accurate focusing.
Place the focus frame on your
subject or center the subject in
the LCD monitor, then press and
hold the shutter-release button
partway down so the green focus
lamp glows.
FOCUS RANGE
The green focus lamp will blink Out of Range appears in LCD monitor if your
subject is closer than the minimum focus distance.
Wide 1500
Zoom 1500
0.3m - ∞ (0.98 ft. - ∞)
0.5m - ∞ (1.64 ft. - ∞)
Without lifting your finger,
recompose the picture, then
press the shutter-release button
all-the-way down to take the
picture.
MACRO; 0.35m - 0.5m (1.15 - 1.64 ft.)
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The Zoom 1500 and Wide 1500 lens units have a precise, high-speed
autofocusing system, just like those found in quality compact cameras.
BUILT-IN FLASH
AUTOFLASH
FILL-FLASH
In autoflash, the flash will fire automatically
when the light level is low or your subject is
backlit.
The flash will fire every time a picture is
taken, regardless of lighting. Use fill flash
to reduce harsh shadows on your subject’s
face.
FLASH RANGE
To ensure proper exposure, make sure your subject is positioned within the flash
range. The flash range for the Zoom 1500 lens unit changes with focal length
being used.
wide (7 mm)*
0.5 - 3.5m (1.64 - 11.48 ft.)
tele (21 mm)**
0.5 - 2.3m (1.64 - 7.54 ft.)
Zoom 1500
Wide 1500
FLASH
CANCEL
AUTOFLASH
WITH RED-EYE
REDUCTION
FILL-FLASH
WITH RED-EYE
REDUCTION
Use flash cancel when photographing
subjects that are beyond the flash range or
when flash photography is prohibited.
Use the red-eye reduction feature to reduce
the red-eye effect when photographing
people or animals in low light situations.
The flash will fire a few short bursts before
the main flash burst. Use of a tripod is
recommended.
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0.3 - 6.7m (0.98 - 21.98 ft.)
* 35mm equivalent 38mm
** 35mm equivalent 115mm
SHAKE WARNING
When FLASH CANCEL is selected and the
light level is too low for a sharp picture
while hand-holding the camera, Shake
Warning will appear on the overlay bar.
Use a tripod or select AUTOFLASH.
CHANGING THE FLASH MODE
Press the center soft key until the
desired flash mode is displayed.
• The flash modes will change as follows:
FLASH LAMP
The orange flash lamp will indicate the flash
status when the shutter-release button is
pressed partway down.
• The flash cannot be used in Burst capture mode.
• The selected flash mode remains until the camera is turned off or another flash mode
is selected.
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Glows: Flash is charged and ready.
Blinks: The flash is charging.
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When the camera is turned on, the flash is automatically set to autoflash. The
other flash modes can be set by using the center soft key.
DIGITAL SCENE SELECTOR
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AUTO
This is the default setting. No additional
image processing is performed in this
mode.
PORTRAIT
The Portrait selection reduces noise and
softens edges. As named, this setting is
best suited for portraiture.
LANDSCAPE
The Landscape setting is ideal when
shooting nature subjects or architecture. By
sharpening the image, the camera faithfully
reproduces fine textures.
EVENING/
SUNSET
The white balance is automatically adjusted
for the scene, making it possible to capture
the natural warm tones of the setting sun.
NIGHT SCENE
Digital noise reduction is used to allow
crisper clearer images to be captured at
night.
SLOW-SYNC
In this mode a slower shutter speed, as low
as 2 seconds, with rear-flash sync is used
and noise is reduced. This allows ambient
light in the background to appear in the
picture.
CHANGING THE DIGITAL SCENE SELECTOR MODE
Press the right soft key until the
icon for the desired mode appears.
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The Digital Scene Selector sets the optimum flash mode, light metering, white
balance, and image processing for specific scene types. When the camera is
turned on, the scene selection mode is set to Auto.
• The modes will change as follows:
• The scene selection mode remains until the camera is turned off or another scene
selection mode is chosen.
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The Macro Photography function on the Zoom 1500 lens allows you to fill the
frame with a business-card size object. The minimum focus distance in Macro is
0.35m (1.15 ft.).
• Autofocus does not operate when the lens is in Macro, manual focus must be used.
Press the Macro button.
• The Focus Aid Meter will appear, replacing
the image counter.
• Autofocus will be disabled and manual
focus will become available.
Frame the image, then press the
Left or Right button to focus.
• The Focus Aid Meter displays 10 levels of
focus. Manually focus the lens by pressing
the Left or Right button until the focus meter
is as close to maximum as possible.
Minimum focus level
Maximum focus level
• For best results, steady the camera on a
stable surface or use a tripod.
The exposure can be adjusted to make the final image lighter or darker. Exposure
can be adjusted as much as +/– 2 EVs in 1/3 EV increments.
While in Record mode, press the
Up or Down button to select the
exposure compensation value.
• The exposure compensation values are
displayed in the upper-left corner of the
LCD monitor, replacing the image counter.
• The exposure can be biased as much as
+/–2 EVs in 1/3EVa increments.
• The exposure change is visible in the LCD
monitor.
Frame the image, then press the
shutter-release button.
• The exposure compensation value remains
active after the picture is taken.
Press the shutter-release button
to take the picture.
• Exposure can only be adjusted in Record mode. Set the exposure compensation
before recording the image. Once the image is captured, it cannot be changed in the
camera.
✎ The focus range in Macro is from approximately .35m - .5m (1.15 - 1.64 ft.).
✎ The Macro focus range is outside of the flash range, turn the flash off (Flash
Cancel).
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✎ Reset the exposure compensation value to 0 when finished. The exposure
compensation values do not remain in the overlay bar, but the exposure
compensation value remains active.
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MACRO (ZOOM 1500 LENS ONLY)
The Record Mode menus allow you to change the default settings for image
capturing, like Image Size and Image Quality settings. They also give additional
function options for more advanced operation, such as using the self-timer or
bracketing.
Turn the camera on and slide the
mode switch to REC.
Press the menu button.
RECORD MODE
MENUS
Press the Left or Right button
until the desired menu appears.
• There are three menu options:
Media Settings
Photo Script
Preferences
• A fourth menu option, Custom Script, is
available if additional scripts have been
added to the camera (p. 102).
RECORD MODE MENUS
Media Settings:
Still
Size
Quality
Color
Burst
Size
Quality
Color
Timelapse
Size
Quality
Color
Interval
# of Images
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Photo Script:
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Bracket
Off
Half Stop
Full Stop
Preferences:
Capture
File Type
Instant Review
System Sounds
Date and Time
Counter Reset
Camera Name
Format Card
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RECORD MODE MENUS
Select the image size before recording the image. The image size is a factor in
determining how many images fit onto a CompactFlash card (pp. 104 – 105). There
are two image size options; Full (1344 x 1008 pixels) and 1/4 (640 x 480 pixels).
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
SELECTING IMAGE QUALITY
Image quality is determined by how much the image is compressed. Little or no
compression means high image quality, but large file sizes. High compression
ratios mean small file sizes, but lower image quality. The image quality is a factor
in determining how many images fit onto a CompactFlash card (pp. 104 – 105).
Select the image quality before recording the image. There are four options for
image quality:
Super Fine (1:1 -compression ratio)
Fine (1:8 compression ratio)
Standard (1:20 compression ratio)
Economy (1:40 compression ratio)
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight desired image type;
Still, Burst, or Timelapse.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The appropriate Settings menu will appear.
The menu will vary slightly between image
capture types.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight desired image type;
Still, Burst, or Timelapse.
Press the Edit soft key.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Image Size.
• The appropriate Settings menu will appear.
The menu will vary slightly between image
capture types.
Press the Left or Right button to
select either Full or 1/4.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
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SELECTING THE IMAGE SIZE
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Quality.
Press the Left or Right button to
select either S. FINE (Super
Fine), FINE, STD. (Standard), or
ECON. (Economy).
SELECTING COLOR OR B&W
The default setting is color image capture. It is possible to capture images in black
& white only. B&W images use less storage space than full color images. Consider
this option to save space on CompactFlash cards if the final output will be B&W.
Select before taking the photograph.
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight desired image type;
Still, Burst, or Timelapse.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The appropriate Settings menu will appear.
The menu will vary slightly between image
capture types.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Color.
Press the Left or Right button to
select either Full or B&W.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
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SELECTING IMAGE QUALITY - CONT'D
SELF TIMER
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The camera will return to the Media Settings
menu.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
Press the Exit soft key in the
Media Settings menu.
• The camera will return to the Record
screen.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Still.
Place the camera on a tripod,
frame your subject, then press
the shutter release button.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Still Picture Settings menu will appear.
• The self-timer lamp on the front of the
camera will blink and a countdown will
appear in the LCD monitor.
• Do not press the shutter-release button
while standing in front of the camera.
• Cancel the countdown by turning the
camera off.
✎ The self-timer is automatically cancelled
after the picture is taken.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Self Timer.
Press the Left or Right button to
select On.
✎ Self-timer is not available for Burst or Timelapse image types.
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The self-timer delays release of the shutter for approximately 10 seconds after the
shutter-release button is pressed.
The speed of the burst capture can be adjusted. There are three burst capture rate
options; Fast (3.5 frames per second approximately), Medium (2.5 fps aprox.),
and Slow (1.2 fps aprox.).
TIMELAPSE INTERVAL AND TOTAL IMAGES
Select the desired number of images and the amount of time between image
captures for Timelapse. The capture options are:
Number of images: 2 - 200
Interval: 60 - 32767 Seconds; 1 - 546 minutes
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
In Record mode, press the Menu
button.
• The Record mode menus will appear.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Burst.
Press the Left or Right button to
highlight Media Settings.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Timelapse.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Burst Settings menu will appear.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Timelapse Settings menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Burst Rate.
Press the Left or Right button to
select Fast, Medium, or Slow.
Press the Exit soft key.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight # Images.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the desired setting.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
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SELECTING BURST CAPTURE RATE
WHITE BALANCE
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Interval.
White Balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear
neutral. The effect is similar to selecting daylight film or tungsten film. The default
white balance setting is Auto.
Press the Left or Right button to
select Seconds or Minutes.
Auto
The Auto setting will detect the type of
light and adjust the white balance
accordingly.
Daylight
For daylight or camera flash.
Press the Down button to
highlight the interval time.
Tungsten
For incandescent lighting, such as the
filament light bulbs in household lamps.
Fluorescent
For fluorescent lighting.
Go to the Photo Script menu (p. 45).
Press the Left or Right button to
select the desired setting.
Press the Up or Down button
until White Balance is
highlighted.
• The interval setting options are:
Seconds: 60 - 32767
Minutes: 1 - 546
Press the Edit soft key.
• The White Balance menu will appear.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The Default soft key will return all the
settings on the screen to their default
setting.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight the desired setting.
Press the Select soft key.
• A ✓ mark will appear next to the selected
setting, the white balance setting will be
effective, and the camera return to the
Photo Script menu.
• Press the Exit soft key to return to the
Photo Script menu without changing the
white balance setting.
✎ Set the flash to Flash Cancel when Tungsten or Fluorescent is selected.
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TIMELAPSE INTERVAL AND TOTAL IMAGES - CONT’D
The bracketing feature allows you to capture a set of three frames, one with
normal exposure, one below normal exposure, and one above normal exposure.
Select a half stop exposure bracket or a full stop exposure bracket.
Go to the Photo Script menu (p. 56).
Press the Up or Down button
until Bracket is highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key.
Frame your subject, then press
and hold the shutter the shutterrelease button down.
• The camera will make three exposures. Do
not lift your finger from the shutter-release
button until all three exposures have been
made.
• The camera will return to the Photo Script
menu when all three exposures have been
made.
• The Bracket menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight the desired setting.
Press the Select soft key.
• A ✔ mark will appear next to the selected
setting and the camera will exit the menu
function return to the Record screen.
• Press the Exit soft key to return to the
Photo Script menu without changing the
setting.
• Press the Stop Script soft key to return to
the Photo Script menu without executing the
bracket sequence.
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BRACKET
SYSTEM SOUNDS
Instant Review is the feature that keeps the captured image on the screen,
allowing the user to select Save or Delete. When instant review is on, the captured
image is also saved by pressing the shutter-release button partway down or by
allowing the camera to remain idle for about 10 seconds.
It is possible to turn instant review off. When instant review is off, the captured
image will remain on the screen only for as long as it takes to write it to the
memory card. There will be no soft key prompts to save or delete captured images,
all images will be saved automatically.
Turn the system sounds off or on as desired. The system sounds are the tones
heard when certain buttons are pressed.
RECORD MENUS
INSTANT REVIEW
Go to the Preferences menu (p. 45).
Press the Up or Down button
until Capture is highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key.
Go to the Preferences menu (p. 45).
• The Capture menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button
until Capture is highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Capture menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button until
System Sounds is highlighted.
Press the Left or Right button to
select either On or Off.
Press the Up or Down button until
Instant Review is highlighted.
Press the Left or Right button to
select either On or Off.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The setting will be changed and the camera
will return to the Preferences menu. Press
the Exit soft key again to return to the
Record screen.
Press the Exit soft key.
• The setting will be changed and the camera
will return to the Preferences menu. Press
the Exit soft key again to return to the
Record screen.
✎ Pressing the Default soft key will return
all items in the Capture screen to their
default settings. The default settings are:
File Type - EXIF
Instant Review - On
System Sounds - On
✎ Pressing the Default soft key will return
all items in the Capture screen to their
default settings. The default settings are:
File Type - EXIF
Instant Review - On
System Sounds - On
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CAMERA NAME
The image counter can be set two different ways. The image counter assigns a
chronological number to recorded images. This number will appear with the image
when viewed in Play mode and Review mode. There are two options for the image
counter reset.
Reset When Empty
The counter resets each time a new compact flash card is inserted or all the images
on the compact flash card have been deleted.
Capture Counter
This counts each image taken by the camera.
The camera name appears at bottom of the Review Screen when viewing images.
A total of 31 characters, including numbers, symbols, and spaces, can be entered.
RECORD MENUS
COUNTER RESET
Go to the Preferences menu (p. 45).
Press the Up or Down button
until Camera Name is
highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Camera Name menu will appear.
Go to the Preferences menu (p. 45).
Press the Up or Down button
until Counter Reset is
highlighted.
Press the Edit soft key.
Press the left soft key to select
capital letters (A), lower-case
letters (a), numbers (1), or
symbols (%).
• The Counter Reset menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight the desired counter
type.
• Press the Default soft key to select the
default setting of Capture Counter.
Press the Up or Down button to
select a character, then press the
Right button to set the character
and move to the next space.
• Use the Space soft key to insert a blank
space into the name.
Press the Exit soft key.
• A (check) will appear next to the selection,
then the camera will return to the
Preferences menu. Press the Exit soft key
again to return to the Record screen.
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When the name is complete,
press the Exit soft key.
• The camera will return to the Preferences
menu.
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FORMATTING COMPACT FLASH CARDS
Formatting the compact flash card removes all the protected and unprotected
images on the card. Images cannot be recovered once the card is formatted.
Go to the Preferences menu (p. 45).
Press the Up or Down button
until Format Card is highlighted.
PLAY MODE
Press the Edit soft key.
PLAY
• A confirmation screen will appear.
Press the Start soft key.
• All data on the compact flash card will be
deleted and the card will be formatted.
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PLAYBACK
The captured images are viewed full screen in Play mode. It is possible to view the
images with or without the capture data.
Press the Right button to display
the next image.
Play Mode Screen
Press the Left button to display
the previous image.
Capture date and time
Image number
Category icon
(p. 78)
✎ Press and hold the Left or Right button
to continuously scroll through the
images.
Image Type
Still
Burst
Timelapse
Play/Stop (p. 64)
*Only appears for Burst,
Timelapse, or Group
images.
Expand/Collapse (p. 67)
Open/Close (p. 67)
Zoom/Zoom Out (p.66)
✎ The overlay bar and soft key label can be turned off using the Overlay button,
allowing an unobstructed view of the image (p. 24).
The camera has an internal sensor which
detects when images are framed vertically.
Vertically framed images will appear
correct-side up in the LCD display.
Playing Images
Turn the camera on.
Slide the Mode switch to PLAY.
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PLAY
Group
ZOOM IN - ZOOM OUT
EXPAND/COLLAPSE - OPEN/CLOSE
Press the Zoom soft key to see a
magnified view of the image.
Burst, Timelapse, and Group images are represented by only the first image in the
set. It is possible to expand the set so that all the images can be viewed. The
Expand and Collapse soft key labels appear for Burst and Timelapse images. The
Open and Close soft key labels appear for Grouped images.
Collapsed Burst Image
1
2
3
4
5
Closed Group Image
6
7
8
9
10
11
Open/Expand
1
2
3
4
12
13
14
15
Open/Expand
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Use the Up, Down, Left, and
Right buttons to pan around the
image
Press the Expand or Open soft
key when the first image in the
set is displayed.
• The icon will change to the Still Image icon.
Press the Zoom Out soft key.
• The Zoom Out soft key must be pressed
before scrolling to the next image.
Press the Collapse or Close soft
key when any image in the set is
displayed.
✎ If a set has been expanded in Review mode, then Play mode is selected, the
set will still be expanded in Play mode.
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PLAY
The white blocks represent images that are viewable. The gray blocks represent
images that are hidden until the Open or Expand soft key is pressed.
PLAY BUTTON
Burst, Timelapse, and Group images can be played back like an automatic slide
show. The Play mode also has a slideshow function that allows more control (p. 70)
Scroll through the images until
the desired image is on the
screen (p. 64).
• The Play soft key is displayed when a
Burst, Timelapse, or Group image is on the
screen.
Press the Play soft key.
PLAY MODE
MENUS
• The Play soft key changes to Stop while
playing. Press the Stop soft key to end the
playback.
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PLAY MENUS
✎ The default playback rate is 3 seconds
per image. See page 72 to change the
playback rate.
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SLIDESHOW
Create and run a slideshow using the slideshow menu. The slideshow parameter
options are:
Content
All images in the camera or the images in a selected category.
Duration
1 - 10 seconds. The length of time each image is displayed.
Loop
On or Off. Whether or not the slideshow continuously repeats play.
Turn the camera on and slide the
Mode switch to PLAY.
Press the menu button.
If Category is selected: Press the
Up or Down button to highlight
the category list, then press the
Left or Right button to select the
desired category.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Duration, then press
the Left or Right button until the
desired duration is displayed.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Slide Show.
Press the Edit button.
• The Slide Show Preferences screen will
appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Loop, then press the
Left or Right button to select
either On or Off.
Press the Start soft key.
• The camera will return to the Play mode
screen and will begin displaying images
according to the above criteria.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Content, then press the
Left or Right button to select
either Category or All.
• The Cancel soft key returns the camera to the Play Settings menu without changing
the settings and without running the slide show.
The Done soft key enters the new settings, but returns the camera to the Play
Settings menu without running the slide show.
✎ Stop the slide show by pressing the
Stop Slideshow soft key in the Play
screen.
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PLAY MENUS
• The Play mode menu will appear.
PLAYBACK RATE
Set the playback rate for the Play button (p. 68). The playback rate is set for each
image type; Burst, Timelapse, and Group. The rate can be selected between 1 and
10 seconds.
In Play mode, press the menu
button.
• The Play Settings menu will appear.
REVIEW MODE
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Playback Rate, then
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Playback Rate screen will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
select the image type.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the rate.
Press the Exit soft key.
REVIEW
• The settings will be entered and the camera
will return to the Play Settings menu.
• Press the Default soft key to set the rate for
all image types to 3 seconds.
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REVIEWING/SELECTING IMAGES
Review mode makes it fast and easy to review the images on the compact flash
card by displaying mini previews of the images. This mode also allows the images
to be categorized or marked.
Turn the camera on.
While pressing the lock button,
slide the mode switch to REV.
Review Mode Screen
Small thumbnails
Reviewing/Selecting Images
• The Review screen will appear on the LCD
monitor.
Pointer
Arrow
Large thumbnail
(selected image)
Category icon (p. 78)
Press the Left and Right buttons
to scroll through the thumbnails.
Image number (p. 60)
• The pointer remains stationary while the
small thumbnails scroll across the screen.
Capture date and time
Soft key label
Capture type display
Camera name display
Group name display
Still Image (p. 27)
Burst Image (p. 31)
Timelapse Image (p. 33)
Group (p. 86)
These icons may appear in the
bottom-right of the monitor.
Find: This icon appears when
Find is selected (pp. 94 – 96).
Protect: This icon appears
with protected images (p. 90).
Select an image by scrolling
through the thumbnails until the
pointer is below the desired
image and its large thumbnail is
displayed.
• Once an image is selected, it can be
catagorized, grouped, protected, deleted, or
marked.
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REVIEW
✎ When performing functions, marked images receive priority over selected
images.
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MARKING IMAGES
Marked images have a ‘notch’ on the bottom right corner. Mark multiple images to
perform one of the following actions on them:
Category p. 78
Group p. 86
Delete p. 84
Protect p. 90
Send p. 91
UNMARK / UNMARK ALL
Press the Left or Right button to
select the desired image.
MARK / MARK ALL
Press the Left or Right button to
select the desired image.
Press the Unmark soft key.
• The notch will disappear from the bottomright corner of the thumbnail.
• Unmarking the first image in a collapsed
group will unmark the entire group.
Press the Mark soft key.
• A notch will appear at the bottom-right
corner of the thumbnail.
• Marking the first image in a collapsed group
will mark the entire group.
Unmark all marked images by holding
down the Unmark soft key for about 3
seconds, until the soft key label changes to
Unmark All.
REVIEW
Mark all the images in the camera by
holding the Mark soft key down for about 3
seconds, until the soft key label changes to
Mark All.
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CATEGORY
The Category function allows you to add images to preset categories, represented
by icons. A single, selected image can be added to a category or a set of marked
images can be categorized. An image can belong to only one category.
REMOVING IMAGES FROM A CATEGORY
Remove a single image from a category.
Select an image (p. 75).
Select an image (p. 75) or mark
multiple images (p. 76).
Press the Category soft key.
• The Categories menu appears.
Press the Category soft key.
• The Categories menu appears.
Use the Up and Down buttons to
scroll through the category
icons.
Use the Up and Down buttons to
highlight the checked category.
• The ▲ and ▼ marks indicate there are more
menu items out of view. Press the Up or
Down buttons to view the items.
Press the Unselect soft key.
Press the Select soft key to
select the highlighted category.
• A ✔ mark appears next to the selected
category, then the image(s) will be assigned
to the new category and the camera will
return to the Review mode screen.
• The Category icon for each image appears
in the Review mode screen.
• The ✔ mark disappears then the image will
be removed from the category and the
camera will return to the Review screen.
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REVIEW
✎ A progress bar may appear if many
images are being categorized.
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EXPAND/COLLAPSE - OPEN/CLOSE
Burst, Timelapse, and Group images are represented in the Review screen by a
single thumbnail image. It is possible to have all the thumbnails displayed for
viewing by expanding the set. This also allows individual images within a set to be
Marked, Deleted, etc. The Expand and Collapse soft key labels appear for Burst
and Timelapse images. The Open and Close soft key labels appear for Grouped
images.
Collapsed Burst Image
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
Open/Expand
1
2
3
4
12
The Collapse soft key label will appear when an expanded set of images is
selected.
Press the Collapse soft key.
• The link icon will disappear and the set will be
represented by only the first image.
Closed Group Image
7
COLLAPSE/CLOSE
13
14
15
Open/Expand
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
The white blocks represent images that are viewable. The gray blocks represent
images that are hidden until the Open or Expand button is pressed.
✎ Burst or Timelapse images within an Expanded Group can be collapsed
independently.
✎ An action (Mark, Delete, Protect, etc.) performed on a collapsed/closed set will
be applied to the entire set.
EXPAND/OPEN
The Expand soft key label will appear when a set of images is selected.
REVIEW
Press the Expand or Open soft
key.
The small thumbnails for all the images in
the set will appear and a link icon will
indicate the images are together.
The capture type of each image in the set
will be displayed individually.
✎ The procedure can be repeated for Burst
or Timelapse images within a Group.
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REVIEW MODE MENUS
The Review mode menus allow you to delete unwanted images and protect the
important ones. They also give function options for more advanced operation, such
as searching for images or organizing images into groups.
Turn the camera on and slide the
mode switch to REV.
Press the menu button.
REVIEW MODE
MENUS
Press the Left or Right button
until the desired menu appears.
• There are four menu options:
Edit
Camera - Camera
Find
Preferences
• A fifth menu option, Applications, is
available if accessory applications have
been added to the camera (p. 103).
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Edit:
Delete
Group
Protect
Find:
By Date
By Category
Camera-Camera:
Send...
Receive...
Preferences:
Language
Video Mode
NTSC
PAL
REVIEW MENUS
REVIEW MODE MENUS
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DELETING IMAGES
Delete unwanted images from the CompactFlash card in the camera. Use caution
when deleting images. Images cannot be recovered once deleted. It is
recommended that important images be protected before starting the delete
function (p. 90).
Press the Delete soft key.
• A confirmation screen will appear.
• Pressing the Exit soft key will return the
camera to the Review screen.
Turn the camera on and slide
the Mode switch to REV.
• Press the green lock button while switching
to REV from PLAY or REC.
Press the Start soft key.
• A progress bar may appear if there are
many images to be deleted.
Select a single image (p. 75),
mark multiple images (p. 76),
or select a group of images
(pp. 75, 86)).
• Pressing the Exit soft key cancels the
operation and returns the camera to the
Review screen.
• When the operation is complete, the
camera will return to the Review screen.
Press the menu button.
REVIEW MENUS
• The Review mode menus will appear.
✎ The image numbers of the remaining frames do not change.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Edit menu.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Delete.
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GROUP
CREATING A NEW GROUP
Create and name groups of images to aid in organization. An image can belong to
only one group, but it can belong to a Category at the same time.
Press the Create New soft key
• The Create New Group menu will appear.
Turn the camera on and slide the
Mode switch to REV.
• Press the mode lock button while switching
to REV from PLAY or REC.
Mark multiple images or select a
single image (p. 75, 76).
Press the Up or Down button to
select a character, then press the
Right button to set the character
and move to the next space.
Press the Menu button.
When the name is complete,
press the Done soft key.
• The new group is created and the camera
will return to the Edit menu.
• A group name can have up to 8 characters.
Press the Up or Down button
until Group is highlighted.
The images will appear with the Group
name in the Review screen.
Group name has priority of Camera name
in the display.
Press the Add soft key.
• The Add to Group menu will appear.
✎ IMPORTANT: When a function (such as Mark or Delete) is applied to a closed
group (p. 86), the function is performed to all the images in the group.
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REVIEW MENUS
Press the Left or Right button
until Edit is selected.
GROUP - CONT’D
ADDING TO A GROUP
DISSOLVING A GROUP
Add images to a group that already exists.
Remove all the images from the group and delete the group name from the Group
list. The images will remain on the compact flash card in the camera.
Follow steps 1 through 5 for “Creating a Group”.
• The Add to Group menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight a group.
Turn the camera on and slide the
Mode switch to REV.
• Press the mode lock button while switching
to REV from PLAY or REC.
Select an image in the group
(p. 75), then press the menu
button.
Press the Left or Right button
until Edit is selected.
Press the Select soft key to
select the highlighted group.
• A ✓ will appear next to the selection, then
the camera will return to the Edit menu.
Press the Up or Down button
until Group is highlighted.
Press the Dissolve soft key.
REVIEW MENUS
• The Dissolve soft key is only available when
a group is marked or selected.
• The Dissolve soft key will disappear when
the operation is complete. Press the Exit
soft key to return to the Review screen.
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PROTECTING IMAGES
CAMERA-CAMERA TRANSFER
Important images can be write-protected to guard them from accidental deletion.
Protected images cannot be removed from the compact flash card using the Delete
function.
Turn the camera on and slide the Mode switch to REV.
• Press the green lock button while switching to REV from PLAY or REC.
Select a single image (p. 75), mark multiple images (p. 76), or
select a group of images (pp. 75, 86).
Press the menu button.
• The Review mode menus will appear.
It is possible to make a wireless transfer of images between two cameras that both
use the Digita operating system and have IrDA interfaces. These instructions
assume both the sending and receiving camera is a Minolta Dimâge EX.
PREPARATION
Place the sending and receiving cameras so they face each
other.
• The cameras should approximately 30 - 60cm (about 1 - 2 feet) apart.
• Be sure no obstructions are between the two cameras and nothing is blocking the
IrDA sensors.
Turn both cameras on and slide the Mode switches to REV.
• Press the green lock button while switching to REV from PLAY or REC.
RECEIVING CAMERA
Press the menu button.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Edit menu.
• The Review mode menus will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Protect.
• The camera will return to the Review screen
when complete.
• The protect icon
will appear at the
bottom-right of the Review screen when the
protected image is selected.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Receive... .
✎ The Unprotect soft key appears when a
protected image is selected. Use this
soft key to unprotect images.
✎ The Exit key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
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REVIEW MENUS
Press the Protect soft key.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Camera-Camera menu.
TRANSFER - CAMERA TO CAMERA CONT’D
Press the Receive soft key.
Press the Send soft key.
• Waiting for Connection... will appear in the
monitor.
• A confirmation screen will appear.
✎ The Done soft key returns the camera to
the Review screen.
✎ The Done key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
Check the receiving camera,
then press the Continue soft key.
• The Connecting... message will appear,
then a graph will indicate progress.
SENDING CAMERA
Select a single image (p. 75), mark multiple images (p. 76), or
select a group of images (pp. 75, 86).
Press the menu button.
When the operation is complete, both
cameras will return to the Camera-Camera
menu.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Camera-Camera menu.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Send... .
✎ Be sure there is enough space on the receiving camera’s CompactFlash card
before transferring images.
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REVIEW MENUS
• The Review mode menus will appear.
FIND - BY DATE
The find function lets you view images in the Review screen that were taken
between certain dates.
Turn the camera on and slide the Mode switch to REV.
Press the Up or Down button to
select a number, then press the
Right button to set the character
and move to the next space.
• Press the green lock button while switching to REV from PLAY or REC.
Press the menu button.
• The Review mode menus will appear.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Find menu.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight By Date.
Press the Edit soft key.
Press the Find soft key.
• The camera will return to the Review screen
to view the find results.
✎ The Cancel key returns the camera to
the Review screen without executing the
find function.
✎ The Exit key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
• The found images will appear in the Review
screen in chronological order.
• The
icon will appear in the screen as a
reminder that the images are filtered.
• The Show All soft key turns off the Find
function and displays all the images in the
camera.
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REVIEW MENUS
• The Find By Date screen will appear.
FIND - BY CATEGORY
LANGUAGE
The find function lets you view images in the Review screen that belong to a
certain categories.
Follow steps 1 - 3 from Find - By Date (p. 94)
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight By Category.
Cameras purchased in Europe have multiple languages available for the interface.
Turn the camera on and slide
the Mode switch to REV.
• Press the green lock button while switching
to REV from PLAY or REC.
Press the menu button.
• The Review mode menus will appear.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Preferences menu.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Categories screen will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Language.
✎ The Exit key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Language menu will appear.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight a category.
✎ The Exit key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
• A ✓ will appear next to the selected
category, then the camera will return to the
Review screen to view to find results.
• The Exit key returns the camera to the Find
menu without executing the find function.
• The found images will appear in the Review
screen in chronological order.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight the desired language.
Press the Select soft key.
• The
icon will appear in the screen as a
reminder that the images are filtered.
• The Show All soft key turns off the Find
function and displays all the images in the
camera.
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REVIEW MENUS
Press the Select soft key.
VIDEO MODE
It is possible to view images in the camera on your television. This camera has a
video-out terminal which allows you to connect the camera to your television using
the Video Cable VC-EX1.
This camera is compatible with both the NTSC and PAL television systems. The
system used by your television is determined by the country in which you live.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the desired mode.
Press the Done soft key.
NTSC
U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Phillipines, Japan, and South Korea.
PAL
England, Australia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Singapore,
Thailand, China, and most European countries*.
*France uses the SECAM system.
In Review Mode, press the menu
button.
• The Review mode menus will appear.
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE TELEVISION
Turn off the television and the camera.
Remove the terminal cover on the camera. Insert the mini
plug end of the Video Cable VC-EX1 into camera video out
terminal.
• There will be no display on the camera’s LCD monitor when the VC-EX1 is
attached to the camera.
Press the Left or Right button to
select the Preferences menu.
Press the Up or Down button to
highlight Video Mode.
Plug the other end of the Video Cable VC-EX1 into the video
input terminal on the television.
Turn the television and the camera on.
Slide the camera’s mode switch to REV or Play.
REVIEW MENUS
Change the television to the video channel.
• The camera’s normal Review or Play mode display will appear on the television
screen.
Press the Edit soft key.
• The Video Mode menu will appear.
Scroll through the images using the normal camera
operations.
✎ The Exit key returns the camera to the
Review screen.
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ACCESSORIES
There are various accessories sold separately for this camera. For more
information, please contact your camera dealer, PC dealer, or a Minolta Service
Facility.
Dimâge EX WIDE 1500 Lens Unit
The Dimâge EX WIDE 1500 f/1.9, 28mm (35mm equivalent)
detachable lens unit featuring 1.5 million pixel progressive scan,
and a high resolving power is also sold separately.
APPENDIX
Dimâge EX ZOOM 1500 Lens Unit
The Dimâge EX ZOOM 1500 f/3.5-5.6, 38-115mm (35mm
equivalent) detachable lens unit featuring 3X zoom, 1.5 million
pixel progressive scan, and a high resolving power is also sold
separately.
Lens Extension Cable LC-EX1
The Lens Extension Cable LC-EX1 allows the lens unit to be
detached from the camera and used to photograph from a variety
of angles.
AC Adapter
The AC Adapter allows the camera to receive power from an
electrical outlet. Use of the AC adapter is recommended to
conserve batteries during periods of heavy use. It is also
recommended when using the IrDA for image transfer or
controlling the camera remotely with the computer.
CompactFlash Cards RM-8C/RM-16C/RM-32C
These accessory Compact Flash cards have 2 times/4 times/8
times the storage space of the standard 4MB CompactFlash
card.
PC Card Adapter CA-1C
This adapter allows CompactFlash cards to be used in PCMCIA
card drives (ATA PCMCIA Type II standard). This is convenient
for quick data transfer.
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ACCESSORIES - CONT’D
CUSTOM SCRIPTS
APPLICATIONS
Script is a program that uses the Digita™ Operating Environment. Scripts expand
the camera functions or allow automated work flow. Scripts can be run
independently from normal camera operations. For more information on scripts,
contact a Minolta Service facility or visit the FlashPoint Technology, Inc. world wide
web site.
Applications are additional pieces of software, available as an accessory and
designed for cameras using the Digita™ Operating Environment , that can be
loaded onto your camera using a CF card. These applications add functions to
your camera, such as applying a filter effect on recorded images or connecting
images to create a panoramic shot. See your dealer, contact a Minolta Service
Facility for details, or visit the FlashPoint Technology, Inc. world wide web site.
When a script is installed, the
Custom Script menu option is available. The Custom Script menu will
appear in the Record mode menu
screen.
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When an application is installed,
the Applications menu option is
available. The Applications menu
will appear in the Review mode
menu screen.
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FILE SIZE
CARD CAPACITY
The file size of the image is determined by the selected Image Size and Image
Quality.
There are two options for Image Size; Full (1344 x 1008 pixels) and 1/4 (640 x
480 pixels). See page 46.
There are four Image Quality (compression) options; Super Fine (1:1), Fine (1:8),
Standard (1:20), and Economy (1:40).
The number of images that can fit on a compact flash card is determined by the
size of the card (such as 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, or 32MB) and the file size of the
images. The actual file size will be determined by the scene. Some images will be
able to compress further than others. The table below is an approximated list of the
number of average images that can fit on a compact flash card.
The actual file size will be determined by the scene. Some images will be able to
compress further than others. The table below is a list of average file sizes.
APPROXIMATE CARD CAPACITY
S. FINE
FINE
STD.
ECON.
Full Size
2/5/10
7/15/30
20/40/80
40/80/160
1/4 Size
7/15/30
20/45/90
40/80/160
80/160/320
APPROXIMATE FILE SIZES
S. FINE
FINE
STD.
ECON.
Full Size
1500KB
540KB
200KB
100KB
1/4 Size
500KB
180KB
100KB
50KB
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Listed in number of images for 4MB/8MB/16MB compact flash
cards.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to these pages to determine the cause of a problem you are experiencing
with the camera. If the information does not cover the problem which you are
experiencing, contact a Minolta Service Facility.
Problem
No image appears in the
LCD monitor
Cause
The camera is not
turned on.
The batteries are
exhausted.
Solution
Problem
The camera will not
take a picture.
Solution
The camera is off.
Press the main switch
(labelled “Power”) to
turn the camera on.
The camera is not in
Record mode.
Slide the Mode Switch
to REC (p. 27).
The camera is
processing, Please Wait
appears in the overlay
bar.
Wait until Ready
appears in the overlay
bar.
The CompactFlash card
is full, No space on
card appears in the
overlay bar.
Delete unwanted images,
transfer card contents to
the PC then erase the
card, or use a new
CompactFlash card.
The subject has low
contrast or other
characteristic that is
difficult for the autofocus
system.
Use Focus Hold on
another object that is
similar distance to you
as your subject (p. 37).
Read Focus section
(p. 36).
The subject is too close
to the camera.
Be aware of the
minimum focus distance
of your lens, listed on
page 36.
Press the main switch
(labelled “Power”) to
turn the camera on.
Replace all four
batteries or use the AC
Adapter (sold
separately).
The batteries are
inserted incorrectly.
Insert the batteries
correctly. Use the
polarity (+/–) diagram on
page 17.
There is no
CompactFlash card in
the camera.
Insert a CompactFlash
card into the camera
(p. 21).
Pictures are out of
focus.
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Cause
The camera is in Record
mode (Mode Switch is
on REC) and the display
button has not been
pressed.
The display button must
be pressed to turn on
the display each time
the camera is switched
to Record mode (p. 27).
The LCD brightness has
been turned down too
low.
Turn the brightness dial
to the desired level
(p. 23).
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TROUBLESHOOTING - CONT’D
Problem
Cause
Autofocus is not
working.
The camera is in Macro
mode (Zoom 1500 lens
only).
Using flash, the picture
is too dark.
The subject is beyond
the flash range.
The flash is not charged.
All the images are too
dark or too light.
The image file is
corrupt.
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Exposure compensation
is not set to 0.
The CompactFlash card
was removed while the
camera was accessing
the card.
CARE AND STORAGE
Solution
Autofocus does not
operate in Macro. Use
the Left and Right
buttons to focus
manually or turn Macro
off (p. 42).
The orange flash lamp
blinks when the shutterrelease button is
pressed partway down
while the flash is
charging. Wait until the
flash lamp glows.
Set the exposure
compensation value to 0
(p. 43).
Never remove a
CompactFlash card when
the Busy lamp is blinking.
It is best to turn the
camera off before
removing or inserting a
CompactFlash card.
OPERATING TEMPERATURES AND CONDITIONS
• This camera has been designed for use from 0°C to 40°C (32° to 104°F).
• Never leave the camera where it may be subjected to extreme temperatures,
such as the glove compartment of a car.
• Do not subject the camera to extreme humidity.
• To prevent condensation from forming, place the camera in a sealed, plastic bag
when bringing it from the cold exterior to a warm building. Allow it to come to
room temperature before removing it from the bag.
• Battery performance decreases with lower operating temperatures. When photographing in cold weather, it is recommended that you keep the camera and
spare batteries inside your coat to keep them warm when you are not shooting.
Cold batteries will regain some of their charge when they warm up.
• Occasionally, when using alkaline batteries the low-battery symbol may appear
even if there is enough charge. Continue to use the camera. The low-battery
symbol will disappear.
HANDLING CARE
• The Dimâge-EX is neither waterproof nor splashproof.
- Inserting/removing batteries or CompactFlash cards with wet hands may
damage the camera.
- Take care when using the camera at the beach or near water. Costly or
irreparable damage may occur.
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Do not leave the camera in direct sunlight. Do not point the lens at direct
sunlight. CCD damage may occur.
• Turn the camera off or remove the batteries when transporting.
LCD MONITOR CARE
• The LCD monitor is a precision device with a pixel efficiency of 99.98%. Less
than 0.02% of the pixels are dysfunctional.
• Do not apply pressure on the surface of the LCD monitor. Permanent damage
may occur.
• In low temperatures, the LCD monitor will temporarily darken. When the camera
warms-up, normal display will be restored.
• If the + or – buttons are pressed rapidly during playback, images may appear to
overlap. This is normal and the image data is not changed.
• If the LCD monitor surface is dirty, first blow away dust or sand, then gently wipe
it with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
• If the LCD display blinks continuously or no longer works at all, it is time to
replace the monitor. Take the camera to your dealer or a Minolta Service Facility
listed on the back cover of this manual.
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CARE AND STORAGE - CONT’D
CLEANING
SAFETY AND HANDLING FOR COMPACT FLASH CARDS
• If the camera or lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth. If the
camera or lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles,
wiping may scratch the surface.
• To clean the lens surface, first brush away any dust or blow away sand, then, if
necessary, moisten a lens tissue with lens cleaning fluid and gently wipe the lens.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
• Read and follow the instructions that accompanied the CompactFlash card.
• The following may cause data loss or damage:
- Improper use of card.
- Static electrical discharge near card or electric noise.
- Removing the card or interrupting power supply while camera or drive is
accessing the card (reading, deleting, etc.).
- Non-use of card for an extended period. Data stored on CompactFlash cards
will degrade over time. Data left on a card for extensive periods may not be
recoverable.
- Wear from ordinary use.
• The storage capability of CompactFlash cards will diminish with extended use.
When this occurs, please purchase a new card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject the card to impact.
• Keep away from static electricity and electric noise.
• When not in use, return the card to its protective case.
• All data on the card is permanently erased when the card is formatted.
• Do not touch the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or a metal
object.
• Keep away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
• Keep away from small children.
STORAGE
• Remove the batteries from the camera when not in use for an extended period.
Damage may result if battery leakage occurs.
• Store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals (such
as mothballs). For very long periods, place the camera in an airtight container
with a silica gel drying agent.
• Before using after prolonged storage, check the camera’s operation to make sure
it is functioning properly.
BEFORE IMPORTANT EVENTS
• Always check the camera’s operation carefully or take test photographs.
• Minolta is not responsible for damages incurred by equipment malfunction.
QUESTIONS AND SERVICE
• If you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or
write to the Minolta distributor in you area.
• Before shipping your camera for repair, please contact a Minolta Service Facility
for details.
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TECHNICAL DETAILS
TYPE
Compact digital camera with autofocus (AF), autoexposure (AE),
auto white balance (AWB), detachable lens unit, built-in LCD,
Digita™ Operating Environment, and built-in flash
CCD
1/2 inch, square pixels, progressive scan Sony Wfine CCD™ with
primary color filter
Total number of pixels: approx. 1,500,000 pixels
Number of effective pixels: approx. 1,450,000 pixels
ZOOM 1500
LENS UNIT
WIDE 1500
LENS UNIT
IMAGE
STORAGE
Lens: 7 - 21mm f/3.5 – 5.6
(35mm camera equivalent: approx. 38 - 115mm),
with macro capability
Construction: 5 element, 5 group zoom including 3 aspheric
surfaces
Focusing range: 0.5m-infinity, 0.35-0.5m in macro mode
Viewfinder: real-image optical viewfinder
Lens: 5.2mm f/1.9 (35mm camera equivalent: approx. 28mm)
Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
Focusing range: 0.3m-infinity
Viewfinder: real-image optical viewfinder
Recording Media: CompactFlash Card
File format: Exif 2.0 (JPEG)
Number of pixels: 1,344 x 1,008 / 640 x 480 pixels
Image compression ratio: SUPER FINE (1:1), FINE (1:8),
STANDARD (1:20), ECONOMY (1:40)
Storage capacity* (approximate): SUPER FINE: 2 images,
FINE: 7 images, STANDARD.: 20 images, ECONOMY: 40
images (* Using a 4MB CompactFlash in Full Size;
1,344 x 1,008 pixels)
AUTOFOCUS
External passive AF system (focus aid available in macro mode)
EXPOSURE
Programmed AE
Exposure compensation (+/– 2 EV in 1/3 EV increments)
Metering: 25-segment TTL metering
ISO equivalent: approx. 125
Shutter speed: 1/4,000 sec. - 2 sec.
WHITE
BALANCE
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FLASH
Guide number: 11 (ISO 125)
Coverage: 28mm angle of view (35mm format equivalent)
Flash modes: autoflash, fill-flash, flash cancel, autoflash with
red-eye reduction, and fill-flash with red-eye reduction
Automatic flash metering
LCD MONITOR Type: 2.0 inch low temperature poly-silicon color
TFT-LCD module
Pixels: approximately 110,000
DRIVE MODES Still Capture: faster than 1 frame/2 seconds
Burst Capture: Max. 3.5 frames per second
(in 1,344 x 1,008 pixels, up to 7 frames; in 640 x 480, up to 15 frames)
Timelapse: Set to capture at user-selected intervals;
60 - 32767 seconds: selectable by seconds
1 minute - 546 minutes: selectable by minutes
Self-timer: Approx. 10 second delayed release
INTERFACE
Video output: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
Digital: Serial: RS-232C (for PC Serial Adapter)
Wireless: IrDA Ver. 1.0
POWER
Battery: Four AA-size alkaline batteries
(AA-size Ni-Cd, AA-size Ni-MH, AA-size lithium batteries
are also usable)
OPERATING
TEMPERATURE 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
DIMENSIONS
(WxHxD)
WEIGHT
Dimâge EX ZOOM 1500: 127.5 x 67.5 x 58.5mm
Dimâge EX WIDE 1500: 127.5 x 67.5 x 62.5mm
Dimâge EX ZOOM 1500: 310g (with lens, without batteries)
Dimâge EX WIDE 1500: 340g (with lens, without batteries)
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing
and are subject to change without notice.
Automatic;
manual setting available (daylight, tungsten, fluorescent)
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MEMO
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USER TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Please contact your dealer for additional information. If your dealer
is unable to help you, contact us.
Technical Support
WWW:
Phone:
http://www.minoltausa.com
1-800-808-4888
(201) 825-4000
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Address: Minolta Corporation
101 Williams Dr.
Ramsey, NJ 07446
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Minolta Corporation
Head Office
Los Angeles Branch
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Head Office
Minolta GmbH
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Finland Branch
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Digital Camera
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Room 208, 2/F, Eastern Center, 1065 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
10, Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 608923
© 1998 Minolta Co., Ltd. under the Berne
Convention and Universal Copyright Convention
9222-2760-31 P-B811
Printed in Japan
E Camera Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR MACINTOSH
Installation of QuickTime 3.0
QuickTime™ 3.0 is necessary to run the Digita Desktop™ software on the Macintosh.
Install QuickTime 3.0 if it is not already installed on your system.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Dimâge EX CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Double-click on the CD-ROM icon, then double-click on the QuickTime Installer folder.
Double click on the Installer icon in the QuickTime Installer folder.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
This insertion contains important late-breaking information about the Dimâge EX and
included software. Please read this information carefully and review it with the proper
section of the appropriate instruction manual. Please register your software to
receive software upgrade information.
CAMERA INSTRUCTION INFORMATION
LCD Monitor - page 23
When the camera is turned on in Record Mode, the LCD monitor automatically turns on.
When the camera is changed to Record Mode from another mode, the LCD monitor
resumes the Record mode’s last ON/OFF position.
Burst Mode - page 31
Processing of a Burst Image series takes approximately three minutes. During this time,
another Burst series cannot be taken. However, the mode can be changed and Still images
can be taken.
Image Quality Default Settings - page 47
The default image quality setting for all image types (Still, Burst, and Timelapse) is
Standard (STD).
Bracketing Sequence - page 56
The exposure sequence for Bracketing is: under, normal, over.
Before starting a bracketing sequence, be sure the Busy lamp is not glowing. (Bracket operation is unpredictable if a series is started when the busy lamp is glowing.)
Formatting CompactFlash Cards - page 62
After formatting the CompactFlash card with the Dimâge EX, turn the camera off once, then
turn the camera on again.
Review Mode Display - page 74
The file name for uploaded images will not be displayed.
Custom Scripts - page 102
For details regarding the Digita Script software development kit, visit the FlashPoint
Technology home page at http://www.flashpnt.com/
• Depending on the contents of a specific script, certain scripts may cause instability in the
camera’s operation.
• Minolta is not responsible for the results of user-made custom scripts used with the Dimâge EX.
© 1998 Minolta Co., Ltd. under the Berne Convention and
Universal Copyright Convention
9229-2760-27 (P-B810)
Printed in Japan
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CompactFlash Card Maximum Capacity - page 105
It is recommended that the maximum number of images recorded on a CompactFlash card
in the Dimâge EX does not exceed 200. If more than 200 images are recorded on a
CompactFlash card in the camera, camera operation may be unpredictable.
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CAMERA INSTRUCTION INFORMATION - CONT’D
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR WINDOWS
Camera Malfunction
When the camera locks-up (‘freezes’), remove and reinsert the batteries or unplug and
replug in the AC adapter. Next, press the main switch to turn the camera on.
DirectX Installation - Windows 98/Windows 95
DirectX is necessary to run Digita Desktop™ on a Windows based operating system.
Please install DirectX before installing Digita Desktop™. These instructions assume the CDROM drive is drive D.
1. Insert the Dimâge EX CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select Start ➔ Run. The Run dialog box will appear.
3. Type D:\DimageEX\Dx6core.exe in the Open text box, then click on OK.
Turning the Camera On
Before turning the camera on, slide the mode switch to REC or PLAY.
Blinking Busy Lamp
Do not open the battery/card-chamber cover or unplug the AC adapter while the Busy lamp
is blinking.
Compact Flash Cards used with a Compact Flash Adapter
This information is for customers using compact flash cards in PCMCIA drives with a compact flash card adapter.
The compact flash card will contain a folder titled EX15_01 (Fig. 1). Inside this folder are the
image files and a file titled Ftifold.inf (Fig 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
4. Follow the directions that appear on the screen. Dx6core.exe will check for and
automatically install DirectX if necessary.
DirectX Installation - Windows NT
Check the Windows NT start-up screen to determine which Service Pack is installed on your PC.
Service Pack 3: DirectX is already installed.
Service Pack 1 or 2: Contact Microsoft for Service Pack 3 information.
The Ftifold.inf file contains the image management information for the compact flash card.
This file is only updated when images are added or deleted via the Dimâge EX camera.
When images are added to or deleted from the card directly through the disk drive, the file is
not updated - this can cause unstable operation.
Delete images from or upload images to the compact flash card in the Dimâge EX via
the Digita Desktop™ software, or use the delete function on the Dimâge EX to remove
images from the compact flash card.
IrDA COM Port - Windows 98/Windows 95
When the camera is connected to the computer via the IrDA connection, COM4 should
be the Infrared Serial [COM] Connections
Port.
To check the COM port:
1. Select Start ➔ Settings ➔ Control Panel.
2. Click on the Infrared icon, then click on
the Options tag.
3. Check that COM4 appears in the
“Providing application support...” line.
If COM4 does not appear, refer to Windows
Help or your computer user’s manual for
instructions on how to change the Infrared
Serial Connections Port.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
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1. A Digital Magnification Function Been Added .................................2
2. The Burst Rate Has Been Increased ..............................................3
3. Smoother Motion in Live Images ....................................................3
4. The Internal Flash May be Switched ON/OFF................................3
5. A Flash Bracketing Function Has Been Added ...............................4
6. Custom Settings for White balance Have Been Added ..................5
7. The Custom Script Function Has Been Improved ..........................6
8. The Number of Flash Bracketing Steps Has Been Changed .........7
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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CAMERA INSTRUCTION INFORMATION............................8
BATTERY LIFE....................................................................10
NUMBER OF IMAGES WHICH MAY BE TAKEN ...............11
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR WINDOWS ..................12
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR MACINTOSH...............13
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FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
1. A Digital Magnification Function Been Added
2. The Burst Rate Has Been Increased
(see User’s Manual P52)
After extending optical zoom (telephoto) to 115mm, release the Right button and then
press it again to select digital magnification. Press the Right button once to increase the
magnification of the live image on the LCD monitor. The full size (2.0X) image is 672
pixels (horizontal) x 504 pixels (vertical) (1/4 size (2.2X) image of 288 pixels (horizontal)
x 216 pixels (vertical)).
Press the Left button once to decrease the digital magnification of the image. After
decreasing magnification to the minimum size image of 1344 pixels (horizontal) x 1008
pixels (vertical) (1/4 size image of 640 pixels (horizontal) x 480 pixels (vertical)), press
the Left button once to re-select the optical zoom (telephoto).
A magnifying glass icon
appears at the top-right of the REC screen when digital
magnification is selected.
Trimmed area (displayed area)
with digital magnification
1/4 size
Full size
Height
Width
Height
Width
(pixels)
(pixels)
(pixels)
(pixels)
640
480
1344
1008
576
432
1120
840
512
384
1024
768
448
336
960
720
384
288
896
672
320
240
768
576
288
216
672
504
Magnification for
digitally magnified area.
Figures in brackets are for
1/4 size.
1.0X
1.2X
1.3X
1.4X
1.5X
1.8X
2.0X
(1.0X)
(1.1X)
(1.3X)
(1.4X)
(1.7X)
(2.0X)
(2.2X)
The burst rate is increased when [Fast] or
[Medium] is selected with Menu Button
[Media Settings]
[Burst]
Edit soft key
[Burst Settings]
[Burst Rate].
[Fast] .........Approximately 3.5 frames
per second
Approximately 7.5 frames
per second
[Medium]....Approximately 2.5 frames
per second
Approximately 3.7 frames
per second
The burst rate when [Slow] is selected (approximately 1.2 frames per second) has not
changed.
3. Smoother Motion in Live Images
The refresh rate (the time required to rewrite one frame on the LCD monitor) when
reviewing live images has been increased by approximately 33%, thus improving the
smoothness of motion.
• Motion in digitally magnified live images is slightly jerky with digital magnification
selected, however this has no effect on image quality.
4. The Internal Flash May be Switched ON/OFF
• The digital magnification function operates only when the LCD monitor is switched
ON. When digital magnification has been selected, it is cleared by pressing the LCD
monitor ON/OFF button on the lens unit to switch the monitor OFF.
• Digital magnification cannot be used with the wide-angle 1500 lens unit fitted.
• When the PLAY or REVIEW mode is selected while digital magnification selected,
selecting the REC mode again clears digital magnification.
• Motion in digitally magnified live images is slightly jerky with digital magnification
selected, however this has no effect on image quality.
• Images recorded from the digitally magnified area are trimmed in the vertical and
horizontal directions are shown above (they are not reconstructed to 1344x1008
pixels), and appear as small images when displayed on the PC monitor screen, or
when printed.
The internal flash may be switched ON/OFF
by selecting Menu Button
[Preferences]
[Capture]
Edit soft key
[Capture]
[Internal Flash]
This function allows the internal flash to be
switched OFF when using the external flash
unit FL-EX1 (available separately).
[On] ............Internal flash operates
[Off] ............Internal flash does not operate
• Setting this function to disable the internal flash does not disable the normal flash, the
pre-flash for use in reducing red-eye, and the AF flash assistance used for focusing.
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FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
5. A Flash Bracketing Function Has Been Added
6. Custom Settings for White balance Have Been Added
By changing the flash illumination in steps the exposure for the background not reached
by the flash remains unchanged, while the exposure for the subject illuminated by the
flash is bracketed.
The exposure for the subject is bracketed from ‘optimum’
‘under exposed’
‘over
exposed’.
In addition to the preset white balance, the Dimâge EX allows custom setting of white
balance in accordance with the user’s own white balance sample.
(see User’s Manual P55)
Display the menu screen using
the menu button, highlight
[Photo Script]
[Flash
Bracketing], and press the Edit
soft key.
Display the menu screen using
the menu button, highlight
[Photo Script]
[White
Balance], and press the Edit soft
key.
Highlight [Custom].
Highlight the number of
bracketing steps required, and
press the Select soft key.
Wait until the flash is charged,
and then press the shutter
button to take the photograph.
Repeat step 3. above twice.
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• This differs from the Bracketing (see P56 of
the User’s Manual) in that the shutter is
pressed three times for each frame.
• When flash bracketing is selected, the
numbers at the right of the overlay bar
indicate whether the next photograph is the
1st, 2nd, or 3rd of the three frames.
• Use flash bracketing only after checking
that the BUSY lamp is extinguished. Flash
bracketing will not operate correctly if
photography is begun while this BUSY lamp
is lit (blinking).
Point the lens towards the white
balance sample and press the
Select soft key.
• The custom white balance is set.
• Ensure that the white balance sample is
large enough to fill the viewfinder.
• After the custom white balance is set the
screen returns to the condition in step 1.
above. Press the Exit soft key to return to
the initial (live image) screen.
• A custom white balance once set is
maintained until another white balance is
selected, or the camera power supply is
switched OFF. Switching the camera power
supply OFF clears the custom white
balance.
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FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
7. The Custom Script Function Has Been Improved
(see User’s Manual P102)
A script prepared by the user is run as described below.
FEATURES FOR Dimâge EX Version 2
Manual White Balance Adjustment
White balance may be manually adjusted for red, blue, and green using a script. This
function allows fine setting of white balance as necessary to suit photographic
requirements.
Manual Focus
Shutter Speed Setting
The manual exposure mode is selected from the menu and the desired shutter speed is
set (the f-stop cannot be changed) using a script. Shutter speed can be set up to 2
seconds at maximum.
Changing ISO Sensitivity
Automatic gain control operates to amplify the signal when the subject is dark and the
signal level is low. Note that gain is normally fixed, however it may be altered with the
script. Noise in the signal increases as the gain is increased.
Flash Compensation
The flash illumination may be controlled for exposure compensation using a script. This
compensation differs from the exposure compensation in which the brightness of the
whole image is increased, in that areas of the image not illuminated by the flash remain
unchanged, and only the exposure for the subject illuminated by the flash is
compensated.
Selectable Metering
In addition to the normal 25-segment Metering, Center Weighted Average Metering, and
Spot Metering may be selected with the script to suit application and purpose.
AE Lock Selectable
Focus may be adjusted with the cross-hairs keys (right and left) using a script. The
focus may be checked on the LCD monitor for live images (this is not possible in the
viewfinder).Manual focusing is not possible when the digital magnification is selected.
• If you are interested in preparing your own scripts, download the Digita Script
Software Development Kit from http://www.flashpnt.com/.
• Download a sample script from the Minolta web site http://www.minoltausa.com/ for
reference in preparing your own scripts.
• The content of some scripts may result in problems with operation of the camera after
the script has been run.
• Minolta takes no responsibility for the results of running a custom script, and is not
liable for compensation for losses (e.g. loss of image data) incurred as a result of
running such a script.
8. The Number of Bracketing Steps Has Been Changed
(see User’s Manual P56)
Steps used with flash bracketing with normal
light were 1/2 of Ev steps, however this has
been changed to 1/3 of Ev steps in Version 2.
A script may be used to select whether lightly pressing the shutter button is to lock or
not lock (focus lock only) AE.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This insertion contains important late-breaking information about the Dimâge EX and
included software. Please read this information carefully and review it with the proper
section of the appropriate instruction manual. Please register your software to receive
software upgrade information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Camera Malfunction
When the camera locks-up (‘freezes’), remove and reinsert the batteries or unplug and
replug in the AC adapter. Next, press the main switch to turn the camera on.
Turning the Camera On
Before turning the camera on, slide the mode switch to REC or PLAY.
CAMERA INSTRUCTION INFORMATION
LCD Monitor - page 23
When the camera is turned on in Record Mode, the LCD monitor automatically turns on.
When the camera is changed to Record Mode from another mode, the LCD monitor
resumes the Record mode’s last ON/OFF position.
Burst Mode - page 31
Processing of a Burst Image series takes approximately three minutes. During this time,
another Burst series cannot be taken. However, the mode can be changed and Still
images can be taken.
Blinking Busy Lamp
Do not open the battery/card-chamber cover or unplug the AC adapter while the Busy
lamp is blinking.
Compact Flash Cards used with a Compact Flash Adapter
This information is for customers using compact flash cards in PCMCIA drives with a
compact flash card adapter.
The compact flash card will contain a folder titled EX15_01 (Fig. 1). Inside this folder
are the image files and a file titled Ftifold.inf (Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Image Quality Default Settings - page 47
The default image quality setting for all image types (Still, Burst, and Timelapse) is
Standard (STD.).
Bracketing Sequence - page 56
The exposure sequence for Bracketing is: ‘normal’, ‘under’, ‘over’.
Before starting a bracketing sequence, be sure the Busy lamp is not glowing (Bracket
operation is unpredictable if a series is started when the busy lamp is glowing.).
Formatting Compact Flash Cards - page 62
After formatting the Compact Flash card with the Dimâge EX, turn the camera off once,
then turn the camera on again.
Review Mode Display - page 74
The file name for uploaded images will not be displayed.
Custom Scripts - page 102
For details regarding the Digita Script software development kit, visit the FlashPoint
Technology home page at http://www.flashpnt.com/
• Depending on the contents of a specific script, certain scripts may cause instability in
the camera’s operation.
• Minolta is not responsible for the results of user-made custom scripts used with the
Dimâge EX.
The Ftifold.inf file contains the image management information for the compact flash
card. This file is only updated when images are added or deleted via the Dimâge EX
camera. When images are added to or deleted from the card directly through the disk
drive, the file is not updated - this can cause unstable operation.
Delete images from or upload images to the compact flash card in the Dimâge EX via
the Digita Desktop software, or use the delete function on the Dimâge EX to remove
images from the compact flash card.
Compact Flash Card Maximum Capacity - page 105
It is recommended that the maximum number of images recorded on a Compact Flash
card in the Dimâge EX does not exceed 200. If more than 200 images are recorded on
a Compact Flash card in the camera, camera operation may be unpredictable.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
BATTERY LIFE
NUMBER OF IMAGES WHICH MAY BE TAKEN
The following describes the testing conditions used to determine the battery life noted
on P113 of the User’s Manual.
The table on P105 of the User’s Manual is in error. Replace it with the following.
Battery Life (as determined by Minolta tests)
As shown in the following tables, the number of images which may be taken depends
on the combination of image size, image quality, compact flash card capacity.
LCD monitor in use (LCD monitor on) .........Approximately 100 frames
Viewfinder in use (LCD monitor off).............Approximately 200 frames
Full size (1344x1008 pixels) (Units : Images)
Minolta Test Conditions
Camera settings Image size
Image quality
Drive mode
Quick View
Compact flash card
Batteries
Test conditions
: Full (1344x1008 pixels)
: Standard (STD.)
: Still Capture
: Off
: Minolta 16MB (RM-16C)
: AA-size alkaline dry batteries
(1) Take 20 frames at 20-second intervals, and switch
camera OFF for 3 minutes.
(2) Take 20 frames at 20-second intervals using the flash,
and switch camera OFF for 10 minutes.
Repeat this cycle ((1)
(2)
(1)
(2)
.............).
Lens zoom moved over full travel and back for every two
frames taken.
• The number of frames which may be taken may differ considerably from the values
given above depending upon the brand of battery used, the interval between
manufacture and use, and internal resistance etc.
• The use of an AC adapter (available separately) is recommended when an AC power
supply is available, and when sending images between the camera and a PC.
• When using the camera overseas, use the viewfinder, rather than the LCD monitor, as
much as possible.
• Even if photographs are not being taken, operating the camera in any way will drain
the batteries. Repeating such operations as lightly pressing the shutter button for
automatic focusing, using the zoom function, and using the LCD monitor for long
periods of time in the play and review modes, will drain the batteries and thus reduce
the number of images which may be taken.
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SUPER-FINE
(S.FINE)
FINE
(FINE)
STANDARD
(STD.)
ECONOMY
(ECON.)
1/3/8
5/12/26
18/38/79
37/76/150
The numbers of images noted relate to 4MB, 8MB, and 16MB compact flash cards
respectively.
1/4 size (640x480 pixels) (Units : Images)
SUPER-FINE
(S.FINE)
FINE
(FINE)
STANDARD
(STD.)
ECONOMY
(ECON.)
3/7/16
10/22/46
30/61/128
53/105/200
The numbers of images noted relate to 4MB, 8MB, and 16MB compact flash cards
respectively.
The above numbers of images are to be used only as a guide. The actual number
will vary with the scenes taken.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR WINDOWS
SOFTWARE INFORMATION FOR MACINTOSH
DirectX Installation - Windows 98/Windows 95
Installation of QuickTime 3.0
DirectX is necessary to run Digita Desktop on a Windows based operating system.
Please install DirectX before installing Digita Desktop. These instructions assume the
CD-ROM drive is drive D.
1. Insert the Dimâge EX CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select [Start]
[Run]. The Run dialog box will appear.
3. Type D:\DimageEX\Dx6core.exe in the Open text box, then click on OK.
QuickTime 3.0 is necessary to run the Digita Desktop software on the Macintosh.
Install QuickTime 3.0 if it is not already installed on your system.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Dimâge EX CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Double-click on the CD-ROM icon, then double-click on the QuickTime Installer folder.
Double click on the Installer icon in the QuickTime Installer folder.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
4. Follow the directions that appear on the screen. Dx6core.exe will check for and
automatically install DirectX if necessary.
DirectX Installation - Windows NT
Check the Windows NT start-up screen to determine which Service Pack is installed on
your PC.
Service Pack 3...............DirectX is already installed.
Service Pack 1 or 2 .......Contact Microsoft for Service Pack 3 information.
IrDA COM Port - Windows 98/Windows 95
When the camera is connected to the
computer via the IrDA connection, COM4
should be the Infrared Serial [COM]
Connections Port.
To check the COM port:
1. Select [Start]
[Settings]
[Control
Panel].
2. Click on the Infrared icon, then click on the
Options tag.
3. Check that COM4 appears in the
"Providing application support..." line.
If COM4 does not appear, refer to Windows
Help or your computer user’s manual for
instructions on how to change the Infrared
Serial Connections Port.
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9229-2760-71 P-A905
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Please read this guide before using the camera.
This guide explains the changes incorporated in Version 2. Please read it in conjunction
with the User's Manual supplied with the camera.