Vivitar Vivicam 3715 User manual

Vivicam 3715
User Manual
English
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FCC STATEMENT
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
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of
Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made,
you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
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TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Microsoft ® and Windows ® are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Pentium® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
SDTM is a trademark.
PhotoSuite, PhotoVista and the MGI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated.
Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
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READ THIS FIRST
Please start by reading the important messages below first.
1. The bundled driver, software, design, specifications and user’s manual that
were packaged with the camera are subject to change without notice.
2. The accessories that come with the camera may vary between regions.
3. For driver updates, you can contact the dealer where you purchased the camera for help.
4. We are not liable whatsoever for any compensation arising from errors in descriptions in this user’s manual.
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WARNINGS
Do not use the camera if it is emitting smoke, becomes unusually hot to be
touched, emitting any unusual odor or noise, or if it is in any other abnormal
state. Operating the camera in any of these situations may cause a fire or an
electrical shock. Stop using the camera immediately, turn the camera off, and
then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power adapter). (If you are
using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet
after you have disconnected the camera.) After checking that smoke is no longer
being emitted, contact your dealer or a local authorized service facility and
request repairs. Never attempt to repair the camera yourself as this is dangerous.
Do not use the camera if any foreign objects have entered the camera. Turn the
camera off, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power
adapter). (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the
AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Then contact your
dealer or a local authorized service facility. Do not continue to use the camera
as this may cause a fire or an electrical shock.
If the camera has been dropped or if the camera case has been damaged, turn
the camera off, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power
adapter). (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the
AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Then contact your
dealer or a local authorized service facility. Do not continue to use the camera
as this may cause a fire or an electrical shock.
Do not place the camera in any unstable locations such as on a wobbly table or
sloping surface where the camera may fall or tip over and cause injury.
Do not expose the camera to moisture and make sure that there is no water
getting into the camera. Take particular care when using the camera under
extreme weather conditions such as rain or snow, or when operating the camera at the beach on near water. Water in the camera may cause a fire or an
electrical shock.
Do not attempt to modify the camera. This may cause a fire or an electrical
shock.
Do not remove the camera casing. This may cause an electrical shock. Internal
inspection, maintenance and repairs should only be carried out by your dealer
or a local authorized service facility.
Do not touch the power plug during a thunderstorm if you are using the AC
power adapter. This may cause an electrical shock.
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CAUTIONS
Do not place the camera in damp or dusty locations. This may cause a fire or an
electrical shock.
Do not place the camera in a location affected by oil fumes or steam, such as
near a cooking stove or humidifier. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock.
Exposure to high temperatures may adversely affect the camera case and internal components and may cause a fire.
Do not cover or wrap the camera or the AC power adapter with a cloth or quilt.
This may cause heat to build up and distort the case and cause a fire. Always
use the camera and its accessories in well-ventilated locations.
Handle the camera carefully and do not bump the camera into any hard object.
Handling the camera roughly may cause a malfunction.
Do not move the camera while it is switched on. (If you are using the AC power
adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have switched
off the camera.) Ensure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are
disconnected before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the
cords or cables and cause a fire or an electrical shock.
When leaving the camera unused for long periods, such as during a vacation,
always unplug the camera from the power source (batteries or AC power
adapter) for safety. (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter
from the AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Failure to
do so could result in a fire.
Do not use batteries other than those specified for use with the camera. The
use of unsuitable batteries may result in the batteries splitting or leaking and
causing a fire, injury, or soiling of the battery compartment.
When fitting batteries into the camera, check the polarity markings on the battery (- and +) to ensure that you insert the battery correctly. Incorrect battery
polarity may result in the batteries splitting or leaking and causing a fire, injury,
or soiling of the battery compartment.
Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period of
time. The batteries may leak and cause a fire, injury or soiling of the battery
compartment. If the batteries leak, clean and wipe the battery compartment
carefully and install new batteries. Wash your hands carefully if you touch the
battery fluid.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ................ 7
Overview ................................. 7
Package contents ................... 7
Using the macro mode ........... 21
Using the flash ........................ 21
Taking pictures manually ........ 23
Optional accessories .............. 7
PLAYBACK MODE ............ 24
GETTING TO KNOW
THE CAMERA ................... 8
Viewing images ....................... 24
Zoom playback ....................... 25
Front view ................................ 8
Rear view ................................ 9
Displaying thumbnail images .. 26
Slide show display .................. 26
Mode dial ................................ 10
LED indicators ......................... 10
Protecting one image/
video clip ................................. 27
LCD monitor information ......... 11
Protecting one image/video clip ... 27
Removing protection from one image/
GETTING STARTED ......... 13
video clip ....................................... 27
Installing the batteries ............. 13
Using the AC power adapter
Deleting images/video clips .... 28
(optional accessory) ............... 13
Loading an SD memory card
(optional accessory) ............... 14
Attaching the strap .................. 14
Choosing the language ........... 15
Setting the date and time ........ 15
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To delete one image/
video clip at a time: ....................... 28
To delete all images/
video clips at once: ....................... 28
MOVIE MODE .................... 29
Recording video clips ............. 29
Viewing video clips ................. 30
RECORD MODE ................ 17
TRANSFERRING RECORDED
IMAGES TO
YOUR COMPUTER ........... 31
Taking pictures ........................ 17
Step 1: Installing the USB driver on
Setting the image resolution and
quality ...................................... 16
Using the LCD monitor .................. 18
Windows computers ............... 32
Installing the USB driver
Using the portrait mode .......... 18
Using the landscape mode ..... 19
on Macintosh computers ........ 32
Step 2: Connecting the camera
Using the digital zoom ............ 19
Using the self-timer ................. 20
to your computer ..................... 32
Using the viewfinder ...................... 17
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Step 3: Downloading images/
video clips ............................... 33
For computers running Windows .. 33
For computers running Mac OS .... 33
INSTALLING
MGI PHOTOSUITE ............ 34
INSTALLING
MGI PHOTOVISTA ............ 35
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INSTALLING
ACROBAT READER ......... 36
USING THE USER’S
MANUAL ............................ 37
MENU OPTIONS ............... 38
Record menu .......................... 38
Image size ..................................... 38
Quality ........................................... 38
Exposure ....................................... 38
White balance ............................... 39
Digital zoom .................................. 39
ISO ................................................ 39
Quick view ..................................... 40
LCD brightness ............................. 40
Movie menu ............................. 40
Playback menu ....................... 41
Protect ........................................... 41
Delete all ....................................... 41
Slide show ..................................... 41
LCD brightness ............................. 41
Copy to card ................................. 41
Setup menu ............................. 42
Format ........................................... 42
Beep .............................................. 42
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Power off ....................................... 42
Reset to default ............................. 43
Date type ....................................... 43
Date setup ..................................... 43
Date imprint ................................. .44
Video out ....................................... 44
Language ...................................... 44
CONNECTING THE CAMERA
TO OTHER DEVICES ........ 45
CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS
........................................... 46
INTRODUCTION
Overview
Your new digital camera delivers high quality, 2048x1536 resolution images using
a 3.3-Megapixel CCD imager. Using either the optical viewfinder or the 1.5" TFT
color image LCD monitor, you can compose images and then examine them in
detail. An auto-flash sensor automatically detects the shooting (lighting) conditions and determines whether the flash should be used. This feature helps ensure
that your images turn out right.
8MB internal (built-in) memory lets you capture and store images without the need
for an additional memory card. However, you may wish to expand the memory
capacity (up to 256MB capacity) by using an external memory card.
In addition to still images, you can record short videos using the movie function.
Images you have taken can be downloaded to your computer using the USB cable
(USB driver required for Win98 and Mac OS 8.6). You can enhance and retouch
your images on your computer by using the provided editing software, or image
editing software you may already own. You may share your images with your friends
via e-mail, in a report, or on a website.
Package contents
Carefully unpack your package and make sure that you have the following items.
In the event that any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly
contact your dealer.
Digital camera
Video cable
User’s manual
Quick guide
USB cable
Software CD-ROM
Camera strap
Camera pouch
Optional accessories
SD memory card
(up to 256MB capacity)
AC power adapter
2 x AA alkaline batteries
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GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA
Front view
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1. Shutter button
5. Flash
2. Viewfinder window
6. Lens
3. Lens cover
7. Strap eyelet
4. Focus switch
8. Jack cover
Macro mode
9. DC IN jack
Portrait mode
10. USB connector
Landscape mode
11. Self-timer lamp
Rear view
1.
Arrow button (up)
Thumbnail button
2.
Arrow button (left)
Flash button
3. OKOK button
4.
5.
1. LED indicator
2. Viewfinder
3. LCD monitor
4.
Display button
Digital zoom button
Arrow button (right)
Self-timer button
Arrow button (down)
Delete button
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5.
Menu button
6.
Power button
7. Mode dial
8. Battery/SD card cover
9. VIDEO OUT jack
10.Tripod socket
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Mode dial
1
4
3
2
Mode
Description
1.
Record Mode
Use this mode to capture still images.
2.
Playback mode
Use this mode to view images / video clips, delete
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images / video clips, view a slide show, or view
thumbnail displays.
3.
Movie mode
Use this mode to record video (movie) clips.
4.
Setup mode
Use this mode to adjust camera settings.
LED indicators
Indicator
Status
Description/Activity
Sound
LED Indicator
Solid red
The camera is powering up.
No
LED Indicator
Blinking red
Camera system error
Yes *(3)
LED Indicator
Solid red
Charging the flash
No
LED Indicator
Blinking red
Image is being recorded to
the memory card.
No
LED Indicator
Blinking red
USB communication/transfer in progress No
LED Indicator
Solid green
The camera is ready to record
images (or movies).
Self-timer
Blinking red
The self-timer function is activated. Yes *(1)
—
—
Error message
Yes *(3)
—
—
Valid button event
Yes *(1)
Yes *(1)
Indicator
*(1) The camera sounds one beep.
*(3) The camera sounds three beeps.
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LCD monitor information
These indicators are displayed when recording still images:
1. Record mode
2. Battery level
Full battery power
Medium battery power
Virtually no battery power
3. Slow shutter speed warning
4. Flash mode
Auto flash
Red-eye reduction
Fill flash (on)
Flash off
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8. EV compensation
9. Possible number of shots
(at the current size and quality
settings)
10.Image size
2048 x 1536 pixels
1024 x 768 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
11.Image quality
Super fine
Fine
Normal
5. Macro mode
12.Card indicator
6. Self-timer mode
7. White balance
(no indication for auto
white balance)
Daylight
Cloudy
Sunset
Tungsten
Fluorescent
13.ISO speed
AUTO
100
200
400
14.Time (24-hour-format)
15.Date (year-month-day)
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These indicators are displayed when recording video clips:
1. Movie mode
2. Battery level
3.
4.
5.
6.
Full battery power
Medium battery power
Virtually no battery power
Recordable movie time
Card indicator
Time (24-hour-format)
Date (year-month-day)
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These indicators are displayed when playing images back:
1. Battery level
Full battery power
Medium battery power
Virtually no battery power
2. Protect indicator
3. Folder number and image number
4. Card indicator
These indicators are displayed when playing video clips back:
1. Movie mode
2. Battery level
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Full battery power
Medium battery power
Virtually no battery power
Count
Folder number and image number
The first frame of the movie
Card indicator
GETTING STARTED
You can use either 2 AA size batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH) or an AC power adapter
(optional accessory) to power the camera. Battery power is convenient for recording
images or video clips while AC adapter power is recommended for transferring
images to your computer.
Installing the batteries
1. Make sure the camera is off.
2. Slide the battery/SD card cover in the direction of the OPEN arrow.
3. Insert the batteries according to the correct
polarity marks (+ or -).
4. Close the battery/SD card cover firmly.
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• If you won’t be using the batteries for an extended period of time, remove them from the camera to prevent leaks or corrosion.
• Never use manganese batteries.
• Never use different types of batteries (together) or mix old and new batteries.
• Avoid using the camera in extremely cold environments. Otherwise, it may damage the camera.
(Such damage is not covered under the warranty.)
Using the AC power adapter
(optional accessory)
1. Make sure the camera is off.
2. Open the jack cover and connect one end of
the AC power adapter to the DC IN jack on
the camera.
3. Connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
• Make sure to use only the specified AC power adapter for the camera. Otherwise, it may cause
damages to the camera, which is not covered under the warranty.
• To prevent unexpected auto power off resulting from no battery power left during the process
of transferring your images to the computer, use the AC power adapter as a power supply.
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Loading an SD memory card
(optional accessory)
The camera comes with 8MB of inter nal
memory, allowing you to store images and video
clips in the camera. However, you can expand
the memory capacity by using an optional SD
memory card so that you can store additional
images and video clips.
1. Make sure the camera is off.
2. Slide the battery/SD card cover in the direction of the OPEN arrow.
3. Insert the SD memory card.
The front side of the memory card (printed arrow) should face towards the front
side of the camera.
If the card cannot be inserted, check the orientation.
4. Close the battery/SD card cover.
To remove the SD memory card, make sure the camera is off. Open the
battery/SD card cover. Press lightly on the edge of the memory card and it will
eject.
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• To prevent valuable data from being accidentally
erased from an SD memory card you can slide the
writed-protected tab (on the side of the SD memory
LOCK
LOCK
card) to “LOCK”.
• To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card,
you must unlock the card.
Attaching the strap
To prevent accidental slippage during the use,
always use the strap.
1. First thread the small loop of the wrist strap
through the strap eyelet on the camera and
then pull the large loop through the small loop
until the strap is firmly secured.
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Write-protected
tab
Write-protected
state
Choosing the language
When you first turn the camera on, the language
setting screen appears, prompting you to
choose a language for displayed information on
the LCD monitor. Follow the steps below to set
the OSD (On-Screen Display) language.
1. Select a language that you prefer by using
the /
button.
2. Press the OK button to confirm.
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• The language setting will be retained even if the camera is turned off.
• The provided languages are [English], [Français], [Deutsch], [Español], [Portugués], [Italiano],
[
], [
], and [
].
Setting the date and time
The Date/Time screen will be presented if/when:
Camera is turned on for the first time (after
setting the language)
Camera is turned on after removing the
batteries/AC power adapter or replacing
the batteries.
When the date and time setting screen appears,
follow these steps to set the correct date and
time. You may skip this procedure by pressing
OK.
1. Enter the values of the year, month, day and time fields by using the
button. Press OK after all field is set.
To increase a value, press the
/ button.
To decrease a value, press the
/ button.
/
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Setting the image resolution and quality
Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file
size, and compression ratio for your image. These settings affect the number of
images that can be stored in internal memory, or on an SD memory card.
Higher resolution and higher quality images offer the best photographic results
but take up more memory space. High resolution/quality settings are recommended
for printed output and situations requiring the finest detail. Lower resolution/quality images take up less memory space and may be quite suitable for sharing images via e-mail, in a report, or on a web page.
To change image resolution or image quality,
perform the steps below:
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1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Press the
button on the rear side of the
camera.
The Record menu appears.
3. Select Image size or Quality by using the /
button.
4. Press the button. Select the image size or
image quality you prefer by using the /
button.
5. Press OK to confirm. To exit the menu screen,
press the
button.
The table below shows the approximate number of shots that you can take at each
setting based on 8MB internal memory or an 8MB SD memory card.
Resolution
2048x1536
pixels
1024x768
pixels
640x480
pixels
Quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Compression
ratio
4:1
8:1
12:1
4:1
8:1
12:1
4:1
8:1
12:1
8MB internal
memory
3
6
9
12
24
36
30
60
90
* The above data shows the standard testing results. The actual capacity varies according to the
shooting conditions and settings.
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RECORD MODE
Taking pictures
Your camera is equipped with both an optical viewfinder and a 1.5" LCD monitor to
compose images. Taking images using the optical viewfinder will conserve battery power. If your batteries are low, it is recommended that you only compose
images by using the viewfinder. The LCD monitor can help you accurately compose pictures and examine all details, but using it also consumes more battery
power. However, always use the LCD monitor for macro shots to avoid parallax
effects.
Using the viewfinder
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Turn the mode dial to
mode.
3. Turn the camera on by pressing the
button.
4. Compose the picture in the viewfinder.
5. Press the shutter button.
The LED indicator blinks red while the camera is processing a captured image.
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Using the LCD monitor
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Turn the mode dial to
mode.
3. Turn the camera on by pressing the
button.
4. Turn the LCD monitor on by pressing the
button.
5. Compose the picture.
6. Press the shutter button.
The LED indicator blinks red while the camera is processing a captured image.
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• By pressing the
button repeatedly in
change cyclically.
mode when quick view is ON, the LCD status will
LCD on and OSD ➔ LCD on ➔ LCD off
• The image on the LCD monitor darkens when in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a
malfunction.
• Using the LCD monitor for an extended period of time may reduce the number of shots you can
take. To conserve battery power and increase the number of shots you can take, turn the LCD
monitor off and use the viewfinder instead.
• Always use the image LCD for macro shots.
• The LCD monitor must be on when Digital zoom is to be used.
Using the portrait mode
Taking pictures by selecting the portrait mode
will produce an image with sharp subject and
indistinct background. The effective range is
between 0.9m and 1.9m.
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Move the focus switch located on the front
side of the camera to the position.
3. Compose the picture.
4. Press the shutter button.
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Using the landscape mode
The landscape mode, suitable for scenery shooting, is used when the distance to
the subject is between 1.9m and infinity.
1. Open the lens cover, then the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Move the focus switch located on the front
side of the camera to the
position.
3. Compose the picture.
4. Press the shutter button.
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Using the digital zoom
By using the digital zoom, images can be enlarged so that the subject appears
closer. However, the more the image is enlarged, the grainier the image will
become. The digital zoom function is only available when you set the LCD monitor
and the digital zoom to ON. To capture a digitally zoomed image, perform the
following steps:
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Turn the LCD monitor on by pressing the
button.
3. Press OK to activate 2X digital zoom function.
The 2X icon appears on the LCD monitor.
To cancel the digital zoom function, press
OK again.
4. Press the shutter button to capture a "zoomed"
image.
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• You can only set the digital zoom at the resolution of 2048x1536 pixels; digital zoom is not
available at the resolution of 1024x768 pixels and 640x480 pixels. When you play back a
"digitally zoomed" image, the image size is 1024x768 pixels.
• The more the image is enlarged, the more pixilated (grainier) the image.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in movie mode.
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Using the self-timer
The self-timer duration is 10 seconds. After the activation of the self-timer by pressing the shutter button, the self-timer lamp starts blinking slowly for 7 seconds and
then blinking faster for the rest of 3 seconds. This allows you to get into the scene
when taking group images.
1. Secure the camera to a tripod or place it on a
stable surface.
2. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
3. Press the
button.
The
icon appears on the LCD monitor .
4. Compose the picture.
5. Press the shutter button.
The self-timer function is activated.
6. After ten seconds, the camera takes an image.
To cancel self-timer photography at any
time, press the self-timer button to disrupt
the sequence.
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• After one shot is taken, the self-timer mode is turned to off.
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Using the macro mode
Use the macro mode to shoot a close-up of the subject, such as flowers or insects.
The effective range is between 0.55m and 0.9m.
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Move the focus switch located on the front
side of the camera to the
position.
The
icon appears on the LCD monitor .
3. Compose the picture.
4. Press the shutter button.
To disable macro photography, slide the
focus switch back to portrait mode or
landscape mode.
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• When shooting a close-up in macro mode, use the image LCD monitor to compose your shot,
avoiding the off-center parallax phenomenon.
• After a macro shot is taken DO NOT FORGET to reset the lens to the normal position.
Using the flash
The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant
the use of flash. You can take an image using a flash mode suitable to your
circumstances. If you change the flash mode, the camera will retain that setting
even if the camera is turned off.
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Press the button located on the rear side of
the camera repeatedly until your desired flash
mode appears on the LCD monitor.
3. Compose the picture and press the shutter
button.
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The camera has four flash modes: Automatic Flash (default), Red-Eye Reduction,
Fill Flash (on), and Flash Off. The modes appear cyclically when you press the
button on the rear side of the camera. The table below will help choose the appropriate flash mode:
Flash Mode
[
] Auto Flash
[
] Red-eye Reduction
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[
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] Fill Flash (on)
] Flash Off
Description
The flash fires automatically according to the
ambient conditions. Select this mode for general
photography.
The flash emits a precursor-flash before the main
flash fires. This causes the pupil in the human eye
to constrict, reducing the red-eye. Select this
mode when taking pictures of people and animals
in low-light conditions.
The flash will always fire regardless of the
surrounding brightness. Select this mode for
recording images with high contrast
(backlighting) and deep shadows. Also known as
forced flash.
The flash will not fire. Select this mode when
taking images in a place where flash photography
is prohibited, or when the distance to the subject
is beyond the effective range of the flash.
Taking pictures manually
You can manually adjust conditions such as EV compensation, white balance, or
ISO speed when taking pictures. For EV compensation, white balance, or ISO
speed information, refer to Exposure, White balance, or ISO in the Record menu.
To take pictures manually:
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
2. Press the
button.
3. Move to Exposure, White balance, or ISO by
using the /
button.
4. Press the button to enter the sub-menu.
5. Change the settings by using the /
button and then press OK.
6. Compose the picture.
7. Press the shutter button.
STILL IMAGE 1/2
Image size
Quality
Exposure
White balance
0 EV
Auto
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STILL IMAGE 2/2
Digital zoom
ISO
Quick view
LCD brighness
On
Auto
On
0
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PLAYBACK MODE
In
mode, you can view, magnify, delete images, play video clips, or run a slide
show. Playback mode also provides a thumbnail image display, allowing you to
quickly scan for the image you want.
Viewing images
You may view your images without opening the lens cover since the lens is not
used for playback. The camera lens is protected during playback.
1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Select the image that you want to view by
using the / button.
To view the previous image, press the
button.
To view the next image, press the button.
Pressing the
button displays the detailed information for the captured image,
such as image size, ISO speed, TV, AV,
Date.
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• If there is no image stored in the internal memory or on the memory card, “
No image!” will
appear on the LCD monitor.
• You can also view your images on the TV screen. Connect one end of the video cable to the
video out jack of the camera and connect the other end to the video input of your TV. Turn the
mode dial to
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mode and then turn on both TV and camera.
Zoom playback
While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a selected portion of an image. This
magnification allows you to view fine details.
1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Select the image that you want to view by
using the / button.
3. Enlarge the image by pressing OK.
Pressing OK once magnifies the image to
2X. Pressing it again magnifies the image
to 4X.
4. To view the different portion of the enlarged
image, press the / / /
button.
5. To return to the regular display from 4X-enlarged status, press OK again.
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Displaying thumbnail images
This function allows you to view nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously so you can quickly scan for a particular image.
1. Turn the mode dial to the mode and power on
the camera.
2. Press the
button.
Nine thumbnail images appear on the LCD
monitor (assuming there are nine or more
images in the memory).
To view a full-sized image, press OK after
/
/ /
selecting it by using the
button.
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Slide show display
The slide show function enables you to play your images back automatically in
sequential order as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature for
reviewing recorded images and for presentations.
1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Press the
button and move to Slide show
by using the /
button.
3. Press the button.
4. Set the playback interval by using the /
button and then press OK.
The slide show starts, displaying your images on the LCD monitor one by one with
the set interval.
To stop the slide show display, press the
/ button.
• You can adjust the slide show display interval within the range of 1 sec. to 9 sec. in 2 sec. step.
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Protecting one image/video clip
You can protect the image/video clip you prefer from being accidentally erased
by using the protect function in the Playback menu. Follow the steps below to
perform protect function:
Protecting one image/video clip
1.Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
The last image/video clip appears on the
LCD monitor.
2.Select the image/video clip you wish to protect by using the / button.
3. Press the
button. Select Protect by using
button.
the /
4. Press the button. Use the /
button to
select One image and then press the
button.
To protect all images, select All images
in this step.
5.Select Lock by pressing the /
button and
then press OK.
Once the image/video clip is protected,
the protection icon will display on the protected image/video clip.
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Removing protection from one image/video clip
1. Perform the steps above 1 to 4 in "Protecting one image/video clip".
2. Select Unlock by pressing the /
button and then press OK.
• To erase the protected image/video clip, use the format function. For more information about
formatting, refer to Format in the Playback menu.
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Deleting images/video clips
To delete one image/video clip at a time, use the button on the rear side of the
camera. To delete all images/video clips at once, go to Delete all in the Playback
menu.
To delete one image/video clip at a time:
1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Select unwanted image/video clip by using
the / button and then press the button.
3. When delete message appears, select [Yes]
by using the / button and then press OK.
The next image/video clip appears.
If you want to cancel the deletion, select
[No].
4. Continue the deletion if necessary. If all images are deleted, [
No image !] will pop
up. To exit this screen, turn the mode dial to
the other mode.
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To delete all images/video clips at once:
1. Turn the mode dial to
mode and power on
the camera.
2. Press the
button on the rear side of the
camera.
3. Select Delete all by using the /
button.
4. Press the button.
5. Select [Yes] by using the
/
button and
then press OK.
A progress bar displays, showing the process of deletion. After that, [ No image!]
pops up. Turn the mode dial to the other
mode to exit the screen.
• To delete the image or video clip stored in the internal memory, remember not to insert the
memory card in the camera. Otherwise, you will delete the image or video clip stored in the
memory card.
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MOVIE MODE
Recording video clips
The movie mode allows you to record video clips
at the resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to
mode, and power on the camera.
The recordable movie time displays on the
LCD monitor.
2. You can start recording a video clip by pressing the shutter button.
The elapsed time displays on the LCD
monitor while recording a video clip.
To stop recording, press the shutter button
again.
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• In movie mode, resolution/quality, self-timer cannot be set or activated.
• In movie mode, the flash mode is automatically set to [OFF].
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Viewing video clips
To view the recorded video clips, follow the steps below.
mode and power on the camera.
1. Turn the mode dial to
2. Select the video clip that you want to view by using the /
3. Press OK to start.
To pause playback at any time, press OK again.
To stop playback, press the / button.
Pressing OK or the
status as follows:
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The first
frame of the
movie
/
button.
button while playing back the video clip will change the
OK
button
button or
time out
Movie
playback
starts
OK
button
Movie
playback
pauses
button
• The zoom function cannot be activated while playing the video clip back.
• To play the video clip back on the computer, we recommend that you use the “QuickTime
Player”. This software is free of charge, compatible with Mac- and Windows- computers and
can be downloaded from the Apple Web site at www.apple.com. For QuickTime Player usage,
please refer to its on-line help for more information.
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TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES
TO YOUR COMPUTER
You can share recorded images/video clips with your family or friends via e-mail
or post them on the Web. Before doing those things, you need to connect the
camera to your computer by using the USB cable and then transfer the images/
video clips.
To transfer images/video clips from the camera to your computer, follow the steps
below.
Step 1: Installing the USB driver
Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer
Step 3: Downloading images/video clips
CPU
OS
Memory
Free Space on
Hard Disk
Required
Devices
Color Monitor
System requirements
(Windows)
Pentium 166 MHz processor or
higher
Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
32MB RAM
(64MB recommended)
128MB hard disk space
System requirements
(Macintosh)
PowerPC G3/G4
A CD-ROM drive,
An available USB port
Color monitor (800x600, 24-bit
or higher recommended)
A CD-ROM drive,
An available USB port
Color monitor (800x600, 24-bit
or higher recommended)
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OS 8.6 or later
32MB RAM
(64MB recommended)
128MB hard disk space
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Step 1: Installing the USB driver on Windows computers
The USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows 98. Installing
the USB driver on computers running Windows 2000/ME/XP is not necessary.
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “Install USB Driver”. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation. After the USB driver installation
is complete, restart your computer.
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Installing the USB driver on Macintosh computers
Mac OS 8.6 users must install a USB driver. For Mac OS 9.0 or higher, the computer will automatically recognize the camera and load its own USB drivers.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive.
Select and double-click “Digital Camera Driver Installer”.
Select “Install Location” and click “Install”.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and restart your
computer.
Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to
the USB connector on the camera.
3. Turn the camera on.
4. Look for a new “removable disk” icon appearing in the “My Computer” window. Your
recorded images/video clips will be in a folder
on this “removable disk”. (For Mac users,
double-click the “untitled” disk drive on the
desktop.)
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Step 3: Downloading images/video clips
When the camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is recognized
as a disk drive. You can download images/video clips by coping them from the
“removable disk” (“untitled” disk on a Macintosh) to your hard drive or to another
kind of disk.
For computers running Windows
Open the “removable disk” by double-clicking on it. Double-click on the folder
contains your recorded images/video clips. Select the images/video clips that you
perfer and choose “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Then, open the destination location and choose “Paste” from the “Edit” menu.
For computers running Mac OS
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Open the “untitled” disk window and the hard disk or the destination location.
Drag and drop from the camera disk to the desired destination.
NOTE
• It is recommended that you use the AC power adapter as a power supply for the camera while
transferring images/video clips from the camera to you computer since camera power maybe
cut off unexpectedly if the batteries run out.
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INSTALLING MGI PHOTOSUITE
MGI PhotoSuite is a very user-friendly image-editing program. With PhotoSuite,
you can breezily retouch, compose and organize your images. It contains a variety of templates, such as photo frames, birthday cards, calendars and more. Get
your images ready and go explore this amazing program.
To install MGI PhotoSuite:
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “Install MGI PhotoSuite”. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
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NOTE
• For information on how to use MGI PhotoSuite to edit and retouch your recorded images, please
refer to its online help.
• For Windows 2000/XP users, make sure to install and use the MGI PhotoSuite while logged in
as a user with an Administrator account.
• PhotoSuite is not supported on the Mac.
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INSTALLING MGI PHOTOVISTA
MGI PhotoVista is an easy-to-use program that lets you create spectacular 360˚
panoramic images in a snap. When you view these panoramas, you get the experience of being totally immersed in a realistic environment. PhotoVista’s powerful
engine quickly and automatically stitches images together, and its intuitive interface will let even a novice get great results in minutes.
To install MGI PhotoVista:
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “Install MGI PhotoVista”. Follow the ons c re e n i n s t r u c t i o n s t o c o m p l e t e t h e
installation.
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NOTE
• For information on how to use MGI PhotoVista to create spectacular 360˚ panoramic images,
please refer to its online help.
• For Windows 2000/XP users, make sure to install and use the MGI PhotoVista while logged in
as a user with an Administrator account.
• PhotoVista is not supported on the Mac.
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INSTALLING ACROBAT READER
The supplied CD-ROM contains the user’s manual in PDF format, allowing you to
read and print if you have Acrobat Reader installed in your computer. Follow the
steps below to install Acrobat Reader first.
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “Install Acrobat Reader”. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
For Mac users:
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select and double-click “Acrobat Reader”.
3. Select and double-click the language that you
perfer.
4. Double-click “Reader Installer”.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete
the installation.
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USING THE USER’S MANUAL
A copy of the user’s manual is provided on the CD-ROM in PDF format. It is a
backup copy of the printed manual. If you misplace the printed guide, you may
print another copy from the CD-ROM. The only requirement for viewing the User’s
Manual on the CD-ROM is that you have Acrobat Reader installed in your computer.
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “Install User’s Manual”. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
For Mac users:
1. Insert the CD-ROM packaged with the camera into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select and double-click “Manual”.
3. Select and double-click the language that you
perfer.
4. Drag and drop the PDF file from the current
location to the destination location.
5. View the user’s manual by opening it.
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MENU OPTIONS
Record menu
You can use the Record menu to select image size, image quality, or ISO speed.
You can also adjust exposure, white balance, or LCD brightness in the Record
menu. The Record menu even allows you to enable digital zoom or quick view
function. To access the Record menu, turn the mode dial to
mode and then
press the
button. Scroll through the menu options by using the / button.
Image size
For more information about setting image size,
refer to "Setting the image size and quality".
Quality
For more information about setting image
quality, refer to "Setting the image size and
quality".
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Image size
Quality
Exposure
White balance
0 EV
Auto
EXIT: MENU PAGE:
Exposure
Your camera adjusts the exposure of each scene
automatically. However, when the subject is too
dark or too bright, the camera adjusts the brightness to make the subject appears brighter or
darker. This is called EV compensation. The EV
compensation of your camera can be adjusted
from -1.8EV to +1.8EV. To select the EV compensation you wish, first press the
button.
Then increase or decrease the EV compensation depending on what you need by using the
or the
button and press OK.
Effective Subjects and Set Values
Positive (+) Compensation
Imaging of printed text (black characters on white paper)
Backlit portraits
Very bright scenes (such as snowfields) and highly reflective subjects
Shots made up predominantly of sky
Negative (-) Compensation
Spot lighted subjects, particularly against dark backgrounds
Imaging of printed text (white characters on black paper)
Scenes with low reflectivity, such as shots of green or dark foliage
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White balance
Your camera adjusts the white balance of each scene automatically. However,
the images that your camera captures will appear different under different lighting conditions (daylight, cloudy, sunset, tungsten, fluorescent lights). Unlike your
eyes, which can easily adjust to different lighting conditions (lighting temperatures),
a digital camera cannot always differentiate between lighting types. Under some
lighting conditions the image may appear in strange shades. If that occurs you
may change the white balance setting by specifying a lighting condition
(temperature) most appropriate for your scene. To set the white balance, first press
the button. Then choose the white balance you prefer by using the /
button and press OK.
[Auto]
[
Daylight]
[ Cloudy]
[
Sunset]
[
Tungsten]
[
Fluorescent]
:
:
:
:
:
:
adjusts the white balance automatically
records outdoors on a bright day
records under cloudy or shady sky
records a sunset
records under tungsten lighting condition
records under fluorescent lighting condition
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Digital zoom
You can take shots with the digital zoom by activating the digital zoom function. To
enable this option, first press the button. Then select [On] by using the /
button and press OK.
ISO
The ISO speed decides the sensitivity to the lights. The higher the ISO number is,
the more sensitive it is to the lights. When recording under dark situations or recording a fast-moving subject, use a high-number setting. When recording highquality images, use a low-number setting. To set the ISO speed, first press the
button. Then choose the ISO speed you prefer by using the
/
button and
press OK.
[Auto]
[100]
[200]
[400]
:
:
:
:
adjusts the ISO speed automatically
equivalent to ISO 100
high-sensitive photography, equivalent to ISO 200
high-sensitive photography, equivalent to ISO 400
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Quick view
By enabling quick view, you can temporarily view the image on the LCD monitor
right after you take a picture. After a temporary preview, the camera returns to
mode automatically. To enable quick view, first press the button. Then select
[On] by using the /
button and press OK.
LCD brightness
This option adjusts the brightness of the LCD monitor. To adjust the LCD brightness,
first press the button. Then increase or decrease the LCD brightness depending on what you need by using the
or the
button and press OK.
Movie menu
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You can use the Movie menu to adjust exposure,
white balance, ISO speed, or LCD brightness.
To access the Movie menu, turn the mode dial
to
mode and then press the
button. Scroll
through the menu options by using the
/
button. For more information about Exposure,
White balance, ISO, or LCD brightness, refer to
its correspondent description in the Record
menu.
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Playback menu
Use the Playback menu to create an on-camera
from internal memory to a memory card. You can
protect an image, delete all images at once, or
access the Playback menu, turn the mode dial to
button. Scroll through the menu options by using
slide show, or transfer images
also use the Playback menu to
adjust the LCD brightness. To
mode and then press the
the /
button.
Protect
Refer to "Protecting one image/video clip" in
PLAYBACK MODE.
Delete all
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Refer to "Delete images/video clips" in PLAYBACK MODE.
Slide show
Refer to "Slide show display" in PLAYBACK
MODE.
LCD brightness
Refer to LCD birghtness in the Record menu.
Copy to card
This feature allows you to copy your images from the camera's internal memory to
a memory card. However, you can only do this when the memory card is installed
and the internal memory contains images.
To perform this function, first press the button. Then select [Yes] by using the
/
button and press OK. A progress bar displays, showing the process of
coping.
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Setup menu
You can select your preferences for the camera settings in SET-UP mode. Turn the
mode dial to SET-UP mode and navigate to the option you wish to configure by
button.
using the /
Format
This option formats the internal memory (or
memory card) and erases all stored images and
data. To perform the format function, first press
the button. Then select [Yes] by using the /
button and press OK. A progress bar
displays, showing the progress of formatting.
Beep
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The camera makes a sound (beep) each time
you press the camera button if this function is
enabled. Press the button. Select [On] or [Off]
by using the /
button and then press OK.
Power off
If the camera goes unused for a certain period
of time while the camera is powered on, the
camera will switch to an idle mode, and eventually turn itself off to conserve power.
Inactivity period
(batteries)
Inactivity period
(AC power adapter)
Camera status
60 seconds
60 seconds
stay idle
30 minutes
30 minutes
shut off
If the camera is idle, re-activate the camera by pressing any button or switch the
mode dial. If the camera has powered-off you must turn the camera on again by
pressing the
button. The table (above) shows the default time settings for idle,
and power-off. To change the power saving interval, first press the button. Then
select the power-off interval you perfer by using the /
button and press OK.
[3 min], [5 min], [10 min], [30 min]
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Reset to default
If you wish to restore all camera settings to their original status, select this option
and then press the
button. Select [Yes] by using the
/
button and then
press OK.
The table below shows the default setting for each item.
Item
Description
Image size
2048x1536 pixels
Image quality
Fine
Flash
Auto
LCD brightness
0
Quick view
On
White balance
Auto
EV compensation
0.0
Slide show delay
3 seconds
Auto power off
3 minutes
Beep
On
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Date type
You can select the date type that is imprinted on your image. To set the date type,
first press the button. Then select one date type you prefer by using the /
button and press OK.
[Y/M/D]
[D/M/Y]
[M/D/Y]
Date setup
After removing the batteries from the camera, the date and time will return to the
default setting. If this happens, reset the date and time when using the camera.
For more information about the date setup, refer to "Setting the date and time".
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Date imprint
If you set imprint function, your image will be displayed with date on it. To enable
this function, first press the button. Then select [Yes] by using the /
button
and press OK.
Video out
You can view your images on a TV. Remember to select correct video output type
according to where you locate. Otherwise, there will be white lines on a stored
/
button
image. To set this option, first press the button. Then select the
and press OK.
[NTSC] : select this format when located in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Korea,
Taiwan, Central America, or Mexico.
[PAL] : select this format when located in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Kuwait,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
or Norway.
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Language
This option allows you to select the language for the menus and the texts displayed on the LCD monitor. To set the language, refer to the section, “Choosing
the language”.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO OTHER DEVICES
VIDEO Cable
USB Cable
TV
Computer
SD Card Reader
SD Memory Card
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PCMCIA Adapter
Computer
Printer
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CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Description
Image sensor
3.3-Megapixel CCD
Image quality
Super-Fine/Large (2048 x 1536 pixels)
Fine/Medium (1024 x 768 pixels)
Normal/Small (640 x 480 pixels)
Recording media
8MB internal memory;
SD memory card (optional) (up to 256MB capacity)
Lens
Fixed focal length: 7.9mm
Focusing range: Landscape---1.9m~infinity;
Portrait---0.9m~1.9m;
Macro---0.55m~0.9m
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F-number: 3.5
LCD monitor
1.5" color TFT LCD monitor
Self-timer
10-second delay
Zoom
2X digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Auto;
White balance
Auto;
Manual: -1.8 ~ +1.8EV (0.3EV step)
Manual: Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Tungsten,
Fluorescent
Compressed format
JPEG, Motion JPEG for video clip
Standards
JPEG, EXIF 2.1, DCF 1.1, M-JPEG
Interface
DC IN jack, USB connector, VIDEO OUT jack (NTSC
or PAL)
Operating environment
Operation: 0˚C~40˚C, 15%~90% humidity
Storage: -20˚C~80˚C, 10~95% humidity
Power
2 x AA Alkaline batteries,
2 x AA Ni-MH batteries,
AC power adapter
Tripod socket
Yes
Dimensions
105 x 41x 55 mm (W x H x D)
(without protruding parts)
Weight
Approx. 120g
(without batteries and the SD memory card)
*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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