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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
QUICK START CHECK LIST
The following sections will get you started in enjoying
your camera.
Attach a lens (p. 18) and the camera strap (p. 19).
Adjust the viewfinder diopter if necessary (p. 19).
Charge the battery (p. 20) and insert it into the camera
(p. 21).
Insert a memory card into the camera (p. 24). Turn on
the camera and set the date and time (p 26).
To take a picture, see the basic recording operation section on page 28. To use
the flash, see page 31.
To playback recorded images, see page 34.
To delete an image, see page 36.
To connect the camera to a computer to download images, see page 115.
CAUTION: when using a Windows 98 or 98SE operating system, the supplied
driver software must be installed, see page 116. To install Kodak EasyShare
software, see page 132. To install DiMAGE Master Lite, see page 134.
For basic problems, see the troubleshooting section on page 136.
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QUICK
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Konica Minolta digital camera. Please take the time to read
through this instruction manual so you can enjoy all the features of your new camera.
Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately
contact your camera dealer.
Maxxum/Dynax digital camera
Lithium-ion battery NP-400
Lithium-ion battery charger BC-400
Wide Strap WS-5
Video Cable VC-500
USB Cable USB-3
Digital Camera Software CD-ROM
Camera instruction manual
Warranty card
This product is designed to work with accessories manufactured and distributed by
Konica Minolta. Using accessories or equipment not endorsed by Konica Minolta may
result in unsatisfactory performance or damage to the product and its accessories.
Only use the battery specified in this manual that are manufactured and distributed by
Konica Minolta. Beware of counterfeit batteries; the use of these batteries will damage
the product and may cause fire.
This manual contains information on products and accessories available at the time of
printing. To obtain compatibility information on products not contained in this manual,
contact a Konica Minolta service facility.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. Maxxum. Dynax. and DiMAGE are
trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered
trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft
Corporation. The official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System. Microdrive is a
trademark of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated. EasyShare is a registered trademark or trademark of the Eastman Kodak Company in
the United States and other countries. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
BEFORE YOU
BEGIN
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FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
NP-400 LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
This camera operates on a powerful lithium-ion battery. Misuse or abuse of the lithiumion battery can cause damage or injury through fire, electric shock, or chemical leakage.
Read and understand all warnings before using the battery.
DANGER
• Do not short, disassemble, damage, or modify the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to fire or high temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not expose the battery to water, or moisture. Water can corrode or damage the internal battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not drop or subject the battery to strong impacts. Impacts can damage the internal
battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Do not use the battery with any other products.
• Only use the specified charger. An inappropriate charger may cause damage or injury
through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use a leaking battery. If fluid from the battery enters your eye, immediately rinse
the eye with plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the battery makes
contact with your skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Only use or charge the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between
0° and 40°C (32° and 104°F). Only store the battery in an environment with ambient
temperatures between –20° and 30°C (–4° and 86°F) and a humidity of 45% to 85%
RH.
WARNING
• Tape over the lithium-ion battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal;
always follow local regulations for battery disposal.
• If charging is not completed after the specified period elapses, unplug the charger and
discontinue charging immediately.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
GENERAL PRODUCT WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Read and understand the following warnings and cautions for safe use of the digital
camera and its accessories.
WARNING
• Only use the battery specified in this manual.
• Only use the specified charger or AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the
unit. An inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Only use the charger power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not disassemble the camera or charger. Electric shock may cause injury if a high
voltage circuit inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the battery or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the
camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash
unit, is exposed. The flash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock
resulting in injury. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries
or fire.
• Keep the battery, memory card, or small parts that could be swallowed away from
infants. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm
them with the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident.
• Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an
accident.
• Do not look at the sun or strong light sources through the viewfinder or lens. It may damage your eyesight or cause blindness.
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• Do not use these products in a humid environment, or operate them with wet hands. If
liquid enters these products, immediately remove the battery or unplug the product, and
discontinue use. The continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage
or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use these products near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine,
or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint
thinner to clean these products. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may
cause an explosion or fire.
• When unplugging the AC adapter or charger, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the
plug when removing it from an outlet.
• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter or charger cord. A damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• If these products emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately
remove the battery taking care not to burn yourself as the battery may become hot with
use. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
• Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.
• Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
CAUTION
• Do not point a photographic lens directly at the sun. If sunlight is focused on an inflammable surface, a fire may result. Replace the lens cap when the lens is not in use.
• Do not use or store these products in a hot or humid environment such as the glove
compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the camera, charger, and battery which
may result in burns or injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If the battery is leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The camera, charger, and battery temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care
should be taken to avoid burns.
• Burns may result if the memory card or battery is removed immediately after extended
periods of use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large amount of energy which may cause burns.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and
the liquid from the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes
contact with skin, wash the area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in
contact with the eyes, immediately rinse the eyes with plenty of water and contact a
doctor.
• When using the AC adapter and charger, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.
• Do not use electronic transformers or travel adapters with the charger. The use of these
devices may cause a fire or damage the product.
• Do not use if the AC adapter or charger cord is damaged.
• Do not cover the AC adapter or charger. A fire may result.
• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter or charger; this can hinder the unplugging of
the units in emergencies.
• Unplug the AC adapter or charger when cleaning or not in use.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quick start check list ........................................................................................................2
Before you begin ..............................................................................................................3
For proper and safe use...................................................................................................4
Names of parts ...............................................................................................................14
Camera body.......................................................................................................14
Recording mode display......................................................................................16
Viewfinder............................................................................................................17
Getting up and running..................................................................................................18
Attaching and removing a lens ...........................................................................18
Attaching the camera strap .................................................................................19
Diopter adjustment ..............................................................................................19
Charging the battery............................................................................................20
Installing and changing the battery .....................................................................21
Turning on the camera ........................................................................................22
AC Adapter AC-11 (sold separately) ...................................................................22
Battery condition indicator ...................................................................................23
Auto power save..................................................................................................23
Inserting and changing a memory card...............................................................24
Setting the date and time ....................................................................................26
Basic recording...............................................................................................................27
Setting the camera to record images automatically ............................................27
Handling the camera ...........................................................................................27
Basic recording display .......................................................................................27
Basic recording operation....................................................................................28
Focus signals ......................................................................................................29
Special focusing situations ..................................................................................29
Focus lock ...........................................................................................................30
Camera-shake warning .......................................................................................30
Using the built-in flash.........................................................................................31
Anti-Shake system ..............................................................................................32
Display button......................................................................................................33
Basic playback ...............................................................................................................34
Viewing images ...................................................................................................34
Rotating images ..................................................................................................34
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Histogram display................................................................................................35
Deleting single images ........................................................................................36
Changing the playback display ...........................................................................37
Enlarged playback...............................................................................................38
Advanced recording .......................................................................................................39
Exposure-mode dial ............................................................................................39
Digital Subject Programs..........................................................................40
Auto Recording.........................................................................................41
Program - P ..............................................................................................41
Aperture priority - A ..................................................................................42
Shutter priority - S ....................................................................................42
Exposure control range warnings.............................................................43
Manual exposure - M ...............................................................................44
Bulb exposures.........................................................................................45
Exposure lock - AEL button.................................................................................46
Slow sync. ...........................................................................................................47
Spot AF button.....................................................................................................47
Exposure compensation......................................................................................48
Depth-of-field preview .........................................................................................49
AF / MF switch ....................................................................................................49
Drive modes ........................................................................................................50
Continuous-advance notes.......................................................................51
Self-timer notes ........................................................................................51
Exposure bracketing notes.......................................................................52
White-balance bracketing notes ...............................................................53
Camera sensitivity (ISO) and Zone Matching .....................................................54
Camera sensitivity and flash range .....................................................................55
Function button....................................................................................................56
AF area.....................................................................................................57
AF modes .................................................................................................58
Metering modes........................................................................................59
Flash compensation .................................................................................60
Color mode...............................................................................................61
Digital Effects Control (DEC)....................................................................63
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White balance......................................................................................................64
Auto white balance ...................................................................................64
Preset white balance ................................................................................65
Custom white balance ..............................................................................66
Color temperature ....................................................................................67
A short guide to photography .........................................................................................68
Light sources and color .......................................................................................69
What is an Ev? ....................................................................................................69
Recording menu .............................................................................................................70
Navigating the recording menu ...........................................................................70
Image size and image quality..............................................................................72
Instant playback ..................................................................................................74
Noise reduction ...................................................................................................74
Flash modes........................................................................................................75
Wireless/Remote flash .............................................................................76
Wireless/Remote camera and flash ranges .............................................78
Flash control........................................................................................................79
Bracketing order ..................................................................................................80
Recording mode reset .........................................................................................80
About DiMAGE Master ...................................................................................................81
Playback menu ...............................................................................................................82
Navigating the playback menu ............................................................................82
Frame-selection screen.......................................................................................83
Delete ..................................................................................................................84
Format .................................................................................................................85
View folder...........................................................................................................85
Lock ..................................................................................................................86
Index playback format .........................................................................................87
Slide Show ..........................................................................................................88
About DPOF ........................................................................................................88
DPOF setup.........................................................................................................89
Date imprint .........................................................................................................90
Index print............................................................................................................90
Cancel print .........................................................................................................90
Opening the custom & setup menus ..............................................................................91
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Custom menu .................................................................................................................92
AF / Shutter release priority setup ......................................................................93
Focus-hold button setup......................................................................................94
AEL button setup.................................................................................................94
Control-dial setup ................................................................................................95
Exposure-compensation setup............................................................................95
AF illuminator ......................................................................................................96
Card shutter lock .................................................................................................96
Lens shutter lock .................................................................................................96
AF area setup......................................................................................................97
Monitor display setup ..........................................................................................97
Recording display setup ......................................................................................97
Playback display setup........................................................................................97
Setup menu ..................................................................................................................98
LCD brightness..................................................................................................100
Transfer mode ...................................................................................................100
Video output ......................................................................................................101
Viewing images on a television .........................................................................101
Audio signals .....................................................................................................102
Language...........................................................................................................102
Date and time setup ..........................................................................................103
File number (#) memory ....................................................................................103
Folder name ......................................................................................................104
Select folder ......................................................................................................104
New folder .........................................................................................................105
LCD backlight ....................................................................................................105
Auto power save................................................................................................105
Menu section memory .......................................................................................106
Delete confirmation ...........................................................................................106
Clean CCD ........................................................................................................106
Reset default .....................................................................................................108
Accessory notes ...........................................................................................................110
Lens compatibility ..............................................................................................110
Lens shadowing.................................................................................................110
Focal-length conversion.....................................................................................110
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CCD plane ........................................................................................................110
Attaching the eyepiece cap................................................................................111
Viewfinder accessories ......................................................................................111
Attaching a remote cord.....................................................................................111
Attaching an accessory flash.............................................................................112
Flash compatibility .............................................................................................112
High-Speed Sync. (HSS)...................................................................................112
PD Flash Adapter PCT-100 ...............................................................................113
About the battery charger cord..........................................................................113
Data-transfer mode.......................................................................................................114
System requirements.........................................................................................114
Connecting the camera to a computer ..............................................................115
Connecting to Windows 98 / 98 second edition ................................................116
Automatic installation..............................................................................116
Manual installation ..................................................................................117
Auto power save (Data-transfer mode) .............................................................119
Memory card folder organization.......................................................................120
Disconnecting the camera from the computer ..................................................122
Windows 98 / 98 second edition ...........................................................122
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP..............................................122
Macintosh ...............................................................................................123
Changing the memory card (data-transfer mode).............................................124
Windows 98 / 98 second edition ...........................................................124
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP..............................................124
Macintosh ...............................................................................................124
Removing the driver software - Windows .........................................................125
PictBridge ..........................................................................................................126
Notes on printing errors.....................................................................................127
Navigating the PictBridge menu........................................................................128
Batch print ..............................................................................................129
Index print...............................................................................................129
Paper size ..............................................................................................130
Layout.....................................................................................................130
Print quality.............................................................................................131
Data print................................................................................................131
DPOF print .............................................................................................131
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Kodak EasyShare software ...............................................................................132
DiMAGE Master Lite..........................................................................................134
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................136
Care and storage..........................................................................................................139
Camera care......................................................................................................139
Cleaning ............................................................................................................139
Storage ..............................................................................................................139
Operating temperatures and conditions ............................................................140
Memory card care and handling........................................................................140
Batteries ............................................................................................................140
LCD monitor care ..............................................................................................141
Copyright ...........................................................................................................141
Before important events or journeys .................................................................141
Questions and service.......................................................................................141
Technical specifications ................................................................................................144
Index
................................................................................................................146
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NAMES OF PARTS
CAMERA BODY
* This camera is a sophisticated
optical instrument. Care should be
taken to keep these surfaces clean.
Please read the care and storage
instructions in the back of this
manual (p. 139).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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Self-timer lamp (p. 51)
Control dial
Shutter-release button
Exposure-mode dial (p. 39)
Flash* (p. 31)
White-balance dial (p. 64)
White-balance button (p. 64)
Strap eyelet (p. 19)
Lens release (p. 18)
NAMES
OF PARTS
10. Remote-control terminal (p. 111)
11. AF/MF switch (p. 49)
12. Lens mount
13. Mirror*
14. Lens contacts*
15. Depth-of-field preview button (p. 49)
16. Tripod socket
17. Battery-chamber release (p. 21)
18. Battery-chamber door (p. 21)
1. Main switch
2. Eyepiece sensors*
3. Viewfinder* (p. 17)
4. Eyepiece cup (p. 111)
5. Accessory shoe
6. Diopter-adjustment dial (p. 19)
7. Function button (p. 56)
8. Exposure-compensation button (p. 48)
9. Drive-mode button (p. 50)
10. Camera-sensitivity (ISO) button (p. 54)
11. Strap eyelet (p. 19)
12. AE lock button (p. 46)
13. Access lamp
14. Card-slot / USB port / Video-out terminal
door (p. 24, 115, 101)
15. Anti-Shake switch (p. 32)
16. DC terminal (p. 22)
17. Controller & Spot-AF button (p. 47)
18. LCD monitor* (p. 16)
19. Playback button (p. 34)
20. Delete button (p. 36)
21. Display button (p. 33, 37)
22. Menu button
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RECORDING MODE DISPLAY
The recording display shows information
on camera operation in panels. The
information displayed varies with the
functions set.
As the camera is rotated to a vertical
position, the display automatically
rotates to compensate for the camera
position.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Exposure mode / exposure panel
Flash panel
Ev scale
Color mode / Digital Effects Control / Metering /
AF area / AF mode / Release priority / Drive
mode panel
AE lock / battery condition panel
Camera-sensitivity / Zone Matching panel
Image size / quality panel
White-balance panel
Frame counter
Camera Notes
The monitor-display setup and recording-display setup custom functions in section 2 of the
custom menu control the monitor display (p. 97).
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NAMES
OF PARTS
VIEWFINDER
Wide focus frame
Spot AF area (p. 47)
Local focus areas (p. 57)
Spot-metering area (p. 59)
The spot AF area and local focus areas are illuminated briefly to indicate the point of
focus when the focus is locked.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Flash-compensation indicator (p. 60)
Flash signal (p. 31)
High-speed sync. indicator (p. 112)
Wireless/Remote flash indicator (p. 76)
AE lock indicator (p. 46)
Focus signal (p. 29)
7. Shutter-speed display
8. Aperture display
9. Ev scale
10. Frames-remaining counter
11. Camera-shake warning (p. 30)
12. Anti-Shake scale (p. 32)
The frames-remaining counter indicates the approximate number of frames that can be
stored in the camera buffer memory while recording. This number changes as images are
captured and saved to the memory card.
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
This section covers the preparation of the camera. This includes the changing of
batteries, memory cards, and lenses as well as the use of external power supplies.
ATTACHING AND REMOVING A LENS
This camera uses interchangeable lenses. See page 110 for compatible lenses.
Never touch the inside of the camera, especially the lens contacts and mirror. Do
not leave the interior of the camera exposed to dust or dirt. Replace the caps on
the lens and attach the body cap or another lens to the camera as soon as
possible. Check the body cap or lens is free from dust before mounting.
Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from
the lens.
Align the red mounting index on the lens and
camera body. Carefully insert the lens into the
mount, then turn it clockwise until it clicks into
the locked position. Do not insert the lens at an
angle. If it does not fit, check its orientation with
the index marks. Never force the lens.
Mounting indices
Press the lens release all the way in and turn the lens counterclockwise until it stops. Carefully remove the lens.
Lens release
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
ATTACHING THE CAMERA STRAP
Always keep the camera strap around your neck in the event that you drop the camera.
1. Pass the tip of the strap through the camera’s strap eyelet from below. Attach the
strap so the tip comes between the strap and the camera.
2. Thread the tip of the strap through the holder ring and the inside of the buckle and
pull to tighten. Leave some slack in the camera strap so the tip may be threaded
through the buckle easily.
3. Push the holder ring toward the strap eyelet to secure the strap to the camera. Repeat
with the other end of the camera strap.
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
The viewfinder has a built-in diopter that
can be adjusted between –2.5 to +1.0.
While looking through the viewfinder, turn
the diopter-adjustment dial until the
viewfinder focus frame is sharp.
The optional Eyepiece Corrector 1000
series diopters can be used if the
adjustable viewfinder diopter is not
sufficient.
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CHARGING THE BATTERY
Before the camera can be used, the lithium-ion battery must be charged. Before charging
the battery, read the safety warnings on page 4 of this manual. Only recharge the battery
with the supplied battery charger. The battery should be recharged before each shooting
session. See page 140 for battery care and storage.
Plug the power cord into the back of the charger unit (1).
Plug the other end of the cord into a live household outlet.
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the
sales region. Only use the cord in the region it was
purchased. For more on the AC cable, see page 113.
With the battery contacts toward the charger, align the
channels on the bottom of the battery with the tabs on the
charger unit. Slide the battery into the unit.
The indicator lamp (2) glows to show the battery is
charging. The lamp goes out when the battery is charged.
Charging time is approximately 150 minutes.
Slide and lift the battery to remove it
from the charger. Unplug the
power cord from the outlet.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
INSTALLING AND CHANGING THE BATTERY
This digital camera uses one NP-400 lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery, read
the safety warnings on pages 4 of this manual. When replacing batteries, the camera
should be off.
1. Open the battery-chamber door by sliding the battery-chamber release toward the
back of the camera.
2. Insert the battery with the battery contacts first. Push the battery into the chamber
until the battery latch clicks into place.
3. To remove a battery, slide the battery latch to the side of the battery chamber; the
battery springs out.
4. Close the battery-chamber door until it clicks shut.
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TURNING ON THE CAMERA
Slide the main switch to the on position to turn on
the camera. The access lamp glows briefly to
indicate the power is on. When the camera is
initially turned on, the date and time should be
set, see page 26. When not in use, turn the
camera off to conserve power.
Camera Notes
Each time the camera is turned on, it automatically
focuses the lens to the infinity position, even in manual
focus. This operation is necessary to ensure proper
exposures.
Access lamp
AC ADAPTER AC-11 (SOLD SEPARATELY)
The AC Adapter AC-11 allows the camera to be powered from an electrical household
outlet. The AC Adapter is recommended when the camera is interfaced with a computer
or during periods of heavy use.
Always turn off the camera and confirm the
access lamp is not lit before changing
between power supplies.
Open the DC terminal cover from the left. The
cover is attached to the body to prevent loss.
Insert the mini plug of the AC adapter into the DC
terminal.
Insert the AC adapter plug into an electrical outlet.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
Terminal cover
BATTERY CONDITION INDICATOR
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition
indicator. When the camera is on, the indicator appears on the
monitor. The indicator changes from white to red when battery
power is low. Not all camera functions are available if battery
power is low. If the monitor is blank, the battery may be
exhausted.
Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged.
Low-battery indicator - battery power is low. Recharge the battery.
Low-battery warning - battery power is very low. Recharge the
battery.
When power falls below the level of the low-battery warning, the battery exhausted
message appears just before the camera shuts down. The camera will not function until
the battery is recharged.
AUTO POWER SAVE
To conserve battery power, the camera shuts down if an operation is not made within
three minutes. To restore power, press the shutter-release button partway down. The
length of the auto-power-save period can be changed in section 3 of the setup menu (p.
105).
The LCD monitor backlight turns off after five seconds. Press a camera button to restore
the display. The length of this period can be changed in section 3 of the setup menu (p.
105).
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INSERTING AND CHANGING A MEMORY CARD
Always turn off the camera and confirm the access lamp is not lit before inserting
or removing a memory card, otherwise the card may be damaged, and data lost.
A memory card must be inserted for the camera to operate. If a card has not been
inserted, “----” is displayed in the frame counter. Type I and II CompactFlash cards and
Microdrives are compatible with this camera.
1
2
3
1. Slide the card-slot door toward the back of
the camera to release the safety catch and
open.
2. Insert a memory card all the way into the card
slot. Insert the card so the face is toward the
front of the camera. Always push the card in
straight. Never force the card. If the card does
not fit, check that it is oriented correctly.
3. Close the card-slot door and slide it toward
the front of the camera to engage the safety
catch.
4
5
6
4. To eject a card, open the card-slot door, and
press and release the card-eject lever to
extend it.
5. Press the extended card-eject lever to eject
the card. The card can now be pulled out.
Take care when removing the card as it
becomes hot with use. The card-eject lever
should remain inside the camera body. If it
extends, push it into the camera.
6. Insert a new memory card and close the cardslot door.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
If the “Unable to use card, Format?” message appears, the
card should be formatted with the camera. Use the right/left
keys of the controller to highlight the yes button. Press the
central button of the controller to format the card; this can
take several minutes depending on the card. When a card
is formatted, all the data on the card is permanently erased.
Selecting “No” cancels the formatting operation; remove the
card from the camera. A memory card used in another
camera may have to be formatted before being used.
Unable to use card.
Format?
Yes
No
If the card-error message appears, press the central button of the controller to close the
window; check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America
http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
After initially inserting a memory card and battery, a message opens requesting that
camera’s clock and calendar be set. Images are recorded with the date and time of
capture. Depending on the region, the menu language may also have to be set. To
change the language, see the setup menu section on pages 98 and 102.
Turn on the camera.
Navigating the screen is simple. The up/down
and left/right keys of the controller move the
cursor and change settings. The central button of
the controller sets adjustments.
Set date and time?
Yes
Use the left and right controller keys to select
“Yes.” “No” cancels the operation.
No
Press the central button of the controller to
continue.
Date/Time set
2005 . 10 . 23
13 : 14
YYYY/MM/DD
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:adj.
GETTING
Use the up and down keys to adjust the item. The
date format can be set among year/month/day.
day/month/year, and month/day/year.
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Date/Time setup screen
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Use the left and right keys to select the item to be
changed. The last item is the date format.
UP AND RUNNING
Press the central button to set the clock and
calendar.
BASIC RECORDING
SETTING THE CAMERA TO RECORD IMAGES AUTOMATICALLY
Turn the exposure dial to the auto or program (P)
position. The camera controls are automatic.
Auto acts like the program mode, except that many of
the recording functions are reset each time it is
selected, see page 41 for more information. Not all
function are available in auto recording such as the
color mode and Digital Effects Control. The default
camera sensitivity (p. 54) is auto for auto recording
and ISO 100 for program.
HANDLING THE CAMERA
Grip the camera firmly with your right hand while supporting
the body with the palm of your left hand. Keep your elbows at
your side and your feet shoulder-width apart to hold the
camera steadily. The use of a tripod or monopod is
recommended when using the camera in low-light situations or
when using telephoto lenses.
BASIC RECORDING DISPLAY
The viewfinder and monitor show the same indicators used in the basic recording
operations.
Aperture
Shutter-speed
Flash indicator
Anti-shake scale
Focus signal
Flash signal
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BASIC RECORDING OPERATION
Place the subject within the focus frame. The subject
must be within the focus range of the lens. If using a
zoom lens, change the focal length to frame the
subject.
1
Press the shutter release button partway down to
activate the autofocus and autoexposure systems (1).
The viewfinder focus signal (A) confirms focus and the
spot or local AF area (B) is illuminated briefly to indicate
the point of focus. If the focus signal blinks, repeat the
procedure.
The shutter speed (C) and aperture (D) used for the
exposure are displayed in the viewfinder and on the
monitor. For information on shutter speeds and ƒnumbers, see pages 43 and 55.
2
Press the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to
take the picture. Press the shutter-release button gently
so as not to the shake the camera during the exposure.
The recorded image is displayed while the image is
being saved. Press the shutter-release button partway
down to cancel the playback. For more on instant
playback, see page 74.
The access lamp (E) glows indicating the image data is
being written to the memory card. Never remove a card
while data is being transferred.
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BASIC
RECORDING
FOCUS SIGNALS
The viewfinder focus signal indicates the status of the autofocus system. Focusing time
can be longer with macro or telephoto lenses, or in low-light conditions.
Focus locked.
Focus is confirmed (Continuous AF - p. 58).
Indicator blinks - cannot focus. The shutter is locked.
Focusing (Continuous AF). The shutter is locked.
When the camera cannot focus, the subject may be too close or a special focusing
situation may be preventing the system from focusing. Use focus lock with an object at
the same distance as the main subject (p. 30), focus the camera manually (p. 49), or
raise the flash to use the AF illuminator (p. 96).
Autofocus priority and shutter-release priority can be specified in section 1 of the custom
menu (p. 93).
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. Use focus lock or manual
focus.
The
subject
is The subject in the
composed of repeating focus frame is low in
vertical lines.
contrast.
Two
subjects
at
different
distances
overlap in the focus
frame.
The subject is near a
very bright object or
area.
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FOCUS LOCK
1
The focus-lock function is used when the subject is offcenter and outside the focus frame. Focus lock may
also be used when a special focusing situation
prevents the camera from focusing on the subject.
Place the subject within the focus frame. Press and
hold the shutter-release button partway down (1). The
focus signals indicates that the focus is locked. When
the focus is set, an AF area is illuminated briefly to
indicate the point of focus.
Focus signal
2
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release
button, recompose the subject within the viewfinder.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to
take the picture (2).
CAMERA-SHAKE WARNING
If the shutter speed falls below the point where the camera can be hand held safely, the
camera-shake warning indicator blinks in the viewfinder. Camera shake is slight blurring
caused by subtle hand motion and is more pronounced with telephoto lenses than wide
angle. Although the warning appears, the shutter can still be released. If the warning
appears, place the camera on a tripod or use the built-in flash.
Camera-shake warning
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BASIC
RECORDING
USING THE BUILT-IN FLASH
The built-in flash is designed to be used with lenses with focal lengths from 18mm or
longer. When using lenses shorter than 18mm, the corners of the image are not be fully
illuminated. The lens hood and certain lenses can cause shadowing, see page 110. The
shutter will not release while the flash is charging.
To use the flash, simply pull up the unit by the tabs on each
side. The flash position must be set manually, and once up,
the flash unit always fires regardless of the amount of
ambient light. The flash mode is changed with the recording
menu (p. 75).
Push down the built-in flash when the camera is not in use.
The flash is also used as an AF illuminator, see page 96.
The viewfinder flash signal indicates the status of the flash.
Signal steady - flash charged and ready to fire.
Signal blinking - flash output was sufficient for exposure.
If the flash signal does not blink after taking the picture, the subject was not within the
flash range. The flash range depends on the aperture used for the exposure. The follow
chart shows the range when camera sensitivity is set to auto (auto recording) or ISO 100
(program). See page 55 for the flash range with other camera sensitivity settings.
Aperture
f/2.8
f/3.5
f/4.0
f/5.6
Auto ISO (Auto recording)
1.4 ~ 8.6m / 4.6 ~ 28ft.
1.1 ~ 6.8m / 3.6 ~ 22ft.
1.0 ~ 6.0m / 3.3 ~ 20ft.
1.0 ~ 4.3m / 3.3 ~ 14ft.
ISO 100 (Program exposure)
1.0 ~ 4.3m / 3.3 ~ 14.ft.
1.0 ~ 3.4m / 3.3 ~ 11.ft.
1.0 ~ 3.0m / 3.3 ~ 9.8ft.
1.0 ~ 2.1m / 3.3 ~ 6.7ft.
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ANTI-SHAKE SYSTEM
The Anti-Shake system minimizes the affect of camera
shake, a slight blurring caused by subtle hand motion.
Camera shake is more pronounced at long focal lengths
than short ones.
Anti-Shake is less effective with moving subjects or
when the camera is panned, with shutter speeds of 1/4
second or longer, and short object distances. Anti-shake
is disabled with bulb exposures (p. 45).
Anti-shake switch
When the system is active, the Anti-Shake scale in the
viewfinder glows. Anti-Shake is turned off and on with the
Anti-shake switch.
Frame the subject as described in the basic operation
section. Press the shutter-release button partway down
to focus and set the exposure.
The Anti-Shake scale indicates the degree of
stabilization. The greater the scale displayed, the more
unstable the image. Confirm the image has stabilized
with the scale and press the shutter-release button all
the way down to take the picture.
Anti-shake cannot be used with some lenses, see page
110. Turn Anti-Shake off when the camera is mounted on
a tripod. The metered exposure may change when
turning this function on and off.
Anti-shake scale
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BASIC
RECORDING
DISPLAY BUTTON
Press the display button to switch the
monitor display among full, basic, and off.
For more on the full display, see page 16.
Basic
8. Frame counter (p. 73)
Exposure mode (p. 39)
9. White-balance display (p. 64)
Shutter speed display
Aperture display
10. Release priority indicator (p. 93)
Image-size display (p. 72)
11. AE lock indicator (p. 46)
12. Battery condition indicator (p. 23)
Exposure/Flash compensation
display (p. 48, 60) 13. Color-mode indicator (p. 61)
6. Image-quality display (p. 72)
14. Camera-sensitivity display (p. 55)
7. AF area display (p. 57)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The full display uses a scale to show the degree of flash and exposure compensation as
well as the metered exposure value in manual exposure. The basic display uses a
numerical value.
Turning off the display conserves battery power.
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BASIC PLAYBACK
Images can be viewed in the playback mode. This section covers the basic playback
functions. The playback mode has additional menu functions, see page 82.
VIEWING IMAGES
Press the playback
button to activate the
playback mode. To
return to the recording
mode,
press
the
playback button or the
shutter-release button.
The left/right keys of the
controller and the control
dial display the recorded
images.
Image size (p. 72)
Image quality (p. 72)
Time of recording
Date of recording
Folder - file number (p. 102)
Frame number / total number of images
ROTATING IMAGES
Press the down key of the controller to rotate a
displayed image 90° left, 90° right, or horizontally.
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BASIC
PLAYBACK
HISTOGRAM DISPLAY
To view the histogram of the
displayed image, press the up
key. Press the down key to return
to single-frame playback.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Image size (p. 72)
Image quality (p. 72)
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure mode (p. 39)
Camera sensitivity (ISO) (p. 54)
Histogram
Focal length
Exposure compensation (p. 48)
10. Flash compensation (p. 60)
11. White-balance mode (p. 64)
12. Metering mode (p. 59)
13. Anti-Shake
14. Folder name - file number (p. 120)
15. Date of recording
16. Frame number /
Total number of images
The dark area of the histogram shows the luminance distribution of the recorded image
from black (left) to white (right). Each one of the 256 vertical lines indicates the relative
proportion of that light value in the image. The histogram can be used to evaluate
exposure and contrast, but displays no color information.
Luminance limit display
Areas of the image approaching the shadow and highlight
luminance limit are indicated in the image thumbnail. The
portions of the image which levels are close to 0 and 255 flash.
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DELETING SINGLE IMAGES
The displayed image can be deleted. Once
deleted, an image cannot be recovered.
To delete a displayed image, press the
delete button; a confirmation screen
opens.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.”
“No” cancels the operation.
Delete this frame?
Yes
No
Press the controller to execute the
command on the confirmation screen.
The camera returns to playback mode.
Camera Notes
The camera can play back images on a television set. See page 101 on how to connect the
camera to a TV with the supplied video cable.
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BASIC
PLAYBACK
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK DISPLAY
The display button controls the display format. Each
time the button is pressed, the display cycles through
to the next format: full display, image only, index
playback. The index display can be changed in
section 1 of the playback menu.
Full display
Image only
Index playback
In index playback, the four-way keys of the controller move the yellow border to the
adjacent image. When the image is highlighted with the border, the date of recording, the
lock and printing status, and the frame number of the image are displayed at the bottom
of the screen. The highlighted image can be deleted using the delete button (p. 36).
When the display button is pressed again, the highlighted image is displayed in the
single-frame playback mode. A four, nine, and sixteen image index can be displayed as
well as a file browser. The index-playback format can be changed in section 1 of the
playback menu (p. 82, 87).
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ENLARGED PLAYBACK
An image can be enlarged
for closer examination. The
maximum magnification
depends on image size
from 2.4X for small images
to 4.7X for large images.
The front control dial
browses through the
images.
Press the enlarge button to
activate enlarged playback.
Enlarge button
Reduce button
The controller’s four-way keys scroll the
magnified area.
The controller’s four-way keys scrolls the magnified area.
The locator (1) indicates the portion of the image displayed.
The enlarge and reduce buttons change the magnification.
:browse
area
Press the central button of the controller to switch between
displaying the entire image area and the magnified image.
The magnification area (2) shows the portion of the image
enlarged. The controller’s four-way keys moves the
magnification area. The enlarge and reduce buttons
change the size of the area. Press the playback button to
cancel enlarged playback.
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PLAYBACK
ADVANCED RECORDING
This section contains detailed information on the camera’s recording functions and
operation. Read the sections pertaining to your interest and need.
EXPOSURE-MODE DIAL
The exposure-mode dial is used to select the exposure
modes. Simply turn the exposure dial to the appropriate
position. See the following sections for more information on
these modes. The monitor displays the active exposure
mode.
Exposure mode
Exposure control
Auto recording (p. 41)
Program exposure (p. 41)
Aperture priority (p. 42)
Shutter priority (p. 42)
Manual exposure (p. 44)
ADVANCED
RECORDING
Digital Subject Programs (p. 40)
Portrait
Sports Action
Landscape
Sunset
Night portrait
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DIGITAL SUBJECT PROGRAMS
Digital subject programs optimize the camera’s exposure,
white-balance, and image-processing systems for specific
conditions and subjects. Simply turn the exposure mode dial to
select the appropriate subject program.
Portrait - optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a slight defocusing of
the background. Most portraits look best with telephoto lenses; the longer focal
length does not exaggerate facial features and the shallower depth of field softens
the background. Use the built-in flash with strong direct sunlight or backlight to
reduce harsh shadows.
Sports action - used to capture fast action by maximizing shutter speeds. When
using a flash, make sure the subject is within the flash range (p. 55). Continuous
autofocus (p. 58) and continuous-advance drive mode (p. 50) are active. A
monopod is more flexible and compact than a tripod when shooting events.
Landscape - optimized to produce sharp, colorful landscapes. Used with bright
outdoor scenery.
Sunset - optimized to reproduce rich, warm sunsets. Take care not to look directly
at the sun when it is above the horizon; your eyesight could be damaged
permanently.
Night portrait - for deep, subtle night scenes. When used with flash, the subject
and background exposures are balanced. Use a tripod to eliminate blurring from
camera shake. The flash can only be used with close subjects such as with a
portrait of a person. When using the flash, ask your subjects not to move after the
burst; long shutter speeds can be used for the background exposure.
Not all recording functions, such as the color mode and Digital
Effects Control can be changed when using Digital Subject
Programs. The use of auto white balance (AWB) is
recommended when using Digital Subject Programs (p. 64).
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
AUTO RECORDING
Auto recording is set with the exposure-mode dial. Use this
exposure mode when wanting fully-automatic exposure
control. Auto recording operates like the program exposure
mode, except that when the exposure mode dial is turned to
the auto-recording position, recording functions are reset to
their default settings. Not all function are available in auto
recording such as color mode and Digital Effects Control.
Functions are reset to: fill-flash or red-eye reduction flash mode, multi-segment metering,
Auto AF focus mode, wide AF area, single-frame advance drive mode, flash and
exposure compensation reset, ADI flash control, Auto ISO, large-size images, fine image
quality, AF priority, noise reduction.
PROGRAM - P
Program exposure is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 39).
Like auto recording, program controls both the shutter speed
and aperture required for each exposure. The operation is the
same as described in the basic recording operation section on
page 28. However, unlike auto recording, functions set in this
mode do not reset when the position of the exposure-mode dial
is changed. The default camera sensitivity for program is ISO
100.
Program shift allows adjustment to the shutter-speed/aperture
combination in 1/3 Ev increments without affecting the total
exposure. Using the built-in flash cancels program shift.
Program shift
Press the shutter-release button partway down until the shutter
speed and aperture are displayed. Turn the control dial (1) to
shift the shutter speed and aperture combination; PS is
displayed for the exposure mode. Program shift can be
changed between aperture and shutter priority in section 1 of
the custom menu (p. 92, 95).
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APERTURE PRIORITY - A
Aperture priority is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 39). The
photographer selects the aperture and the camera sets the
appropriate shutter speed to ensure correct exposure.
Turn the control dial (1) to adjust the aperture in 1/3 Ev
increments. The aperture range depends on the lens. The
aperture is displayed on the monitor and in the viewfinder.
Pressing the shutter-release button partway down displays the
corresponding shutter speed. With the camera sensitivity (ISO)
set to auto, the shutter speed may not change when the
aperture is adjusted because the shutter speeds can change in
fine steps. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to
take the picture. For information on ƒ-numbers, see page 55.
SHUTTER PRIORITY - S
Shutter priority is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 39). The
photographer selects the shutter speed and the camera sets
the appropriate aperture to ensure correct exposure.
Turn the control dial (1) to adjust the shutter speed between 30
and 1/4000 second in 1/3 Ev increments. The shutter speed is
displayed on the monitor and in the viewfinder.
Pressing the shutter-release button partway down displays the
corresponding aperture. Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to take the picture.
Flash Sync. Speed
There is a limit to the maximum shutter speed when using the built-in flash. When Anti-Shake is
on, the maximum shutter speed that can be used is 1/125s. With Anti-Shake off, the flash sync.
speed is 1/160s. While a faster shutter speed cannot be used, there is no limit to the use of slower
shutter speeds. Flash range is dependent on the aperture, see page 55.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
EXPOSURE CONTROL RANGE WARNINGS
Auto recording, Program, Digital Subject Programs
If the required exposure is beyond the shutter speed and
aperture range, the shutter speed and aperture displays blink.
In bright conditions, use a neutral density filter on the lens, set
a lower camera sensitivity (ISO), or, if using artificial lights,
reduce the intensity of the illumination. In dark conditions, use
the built-in flash or increase the camera sensitivity (ISO).
Aperture priority
If the required exposure is beyond the shutter speed range, the
shutter-speed display blinks. Adjust the aperture until the
display is steady.
Shutter priority
If the required exposure is beyond the aperture range, the
aperture display blinks. Adjust the shutter speed until the
display is steady.
About Shutter Speeds
The shutter speed used for each exposure is displayed on the monitor and in the viewfinder. The
following notation is used:
The reciprocal is used for shutter speeds from 1/4000 second to 1/3 second. 125 is
1/125 second.
For shutter speeds of a half a second or longer, a quote mark is used to
denote whole seconds. 1”5 is one and a half seconds and 15” is fifteen
seconds.
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MANUAL EXPOSURE - M
Manual exposure mode allows individual selection of shutter speeds and apertures. This
mode overrides the exposure system giving the photographer control over the final
exposure. Bulb exposures can be made, see below. Manual exposure is set with the
exposure-mode dial (p. 39).
1. Turn the control dial to change the shutter
speed.
2. Press
and
hold
the
exposurecompensation button and turn the control
dial to change the aperture.
The operation to change the aperture and
shutter speed can be reversed in section
1 of the custom menu (p. 95).
3. Press and hold the AEL button and turn
the control dial to shift the shutter speed
and aperture without affecting the
exposure.
The Ev scale on the monitor and in the viewfinder indicates the difference between the
set exposure and the exposure determined by the camera meter. Press the shutterrelease button partway down to activate the meter. The manual metering (M.M.) indicator
is displayed on the monitor Ev scale.
The set exposure is 1.0Ev less (–) than the exposure determined
by the meter.
The arrow indicates the set exposure is 2.3Ev more (+) or less (–)
than the exposure determined by the meter.
The blinking arrow indicates the set exposure is ±2.7Ev or
greater than the exposure determined by the meter.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
By pressing and holding the AEL button (1),
continuous meter readings are displayed on the Ev
scales. Two indices can be displayed. The fixed index
shows the meter reading made when the AEL button is
pressed. The other index shows any changes in the
metered area.
The fixed index is in reference to the selected metering
mode (p. 59). The other index uses the spot metering
area to determine the reading.
Spot metering area
When using flash with manual exposure, the shutter speed cannot exceed the flash-sync
speed (p. 42). Flash range is dependent on the aperture (p. 55).
BULB EXPOSURES
Bulb photographs can be taken in the manual-exposure
mode (M). The use of a tripod, remote cord, and eyepiece
cap (p. 111) is recommended. The camera’s exposure
system cannot be used to calculate bulb exposures. The
use of a separate light meter is recommended. Anti-Shake
is disabled.
1. Set the appropriate aperture required for the exposure.
2. Decrease the shutter-speed until “BULB” is displayed.
3. To take the picture, press and hold the shutter-release button for the duration of the
exposure. Releasing the shutter button ends the exposure.
The monitor is blank during the exposure and remains blank after the exposure for up to
30 seconds while noise-reduction processing is applied to the image.
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EXPOSURE LOCK - AEL BUTTON
The AE lock button locks the automatic exposure system without activating the AF
system. This function allows the exposure to be set by a gray card or reference target
outside the scene. When using flash in the auto recording, P, A, or digital subject program
exposure modes, slow-shutter sync is active (p. 47). The operation of the AE lock button
can be changed in section 1 of the custom menu (p. 94).
Frame the exposure target in the viewfinder depending on the metering
mode in use (p. 59). Press and hold the AE lock button (1) to lock the
exposure; the shutter speed and aperture are displayed and the AEL
indicator is displayed in the viewfinder and on the monitor. Release the
button to cancel the lock.
Spot metering area
While holding the AEL button, place the subject in the focus
frame and press the shutter-release button partway down to
focus (2). Press the shutter-release button down all the way
to take the picture.
2
The exposure remains locked after the picture is taken if the
AEL button is not released.
AEL indicator
Ev scale
While the exposure is locked, the camera meter is still
active. The viewfinder and monitor Ev scale shows the
difference between the locked exposure and the current
light level measured with the meter. Spot metering is used.
When the monitor and viewfinder Ev scale indicates 0, the
locked exposure shown in the shutter-speed and aperture
displays is the same as the exposure determined by the
spot-metering area.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
The metered area is 1.0Ev less (–) than the locked exposure.
The arrow indicates the metered exposure is 2.3Ev more (+) or
less (–) than the locked exposure.
The blinking arrow indicates the metered exposure is ±2.7Ev or
greater than the locked exposure.
SLOW SYNC.
When using flash, pressing the AEL button activates
the slow-sync. function; slow sync. is not available in
S and M exposure modes. Slow sync. balances the
ambient light exposure with the flash exposure so
the background is recorded with the subject.
When the AEL button is pressed and held, the
ambient light exposure is determined and the flash
exposure is based on the locked aperture setting.
The use of a tripod is recommended with slow-sync.
exposures.
SPOT-AF BUTTON
Spot AF can be used at any time. With the spot AF
area placed on the subject, press and hold the
central button of the controller to focus (1). The
viewfinder focus signal confirms focus and the spot
AF indicator (2) is displayed on the monitor. Pressing
and holding the four-way controller key activates and
locks focus with the wide focus area.
Compose the image in the viewfinder and press the
shutter-release button all the way down to take the
picture. Focus remains locked after the picture is
taken until the central controller button is released.
Spot AF
area
Focus
signal
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
When using auto recording, P, A, and S exposure modes or a
digital subject program, the exposure can be compensated.
To compensate the ambient exposure, press and hold the
exposure-compensation button and turn the control dial; the
degree of compensation is displayed on the monitor and
viewfinder Ev scales.
The exposure is compensated by -1.0Ev.
After the setting is made, the shutter-speed and aperture displays indicate the actual
exposure. Because exposure compensation uses 0.3Ev increments, lens apertures may
not be displayed correctly.
Sometimes the camera’s exposure meter is deceived by high key or low key subjects. In
the example below, the dark water caused the camera to overexpose the image making
it bright and washed-out. By compensating the exposure, detail is brought out in the
leaves, and the stones and water appear richer.
Metered camera exposure
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
–1.0Ev
–2.0Ev
DEPTH-OF-FIELD PREVIEW
The aperture controls depth of field; the area in
front of the camera that appears in focus. The
smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of
field. Depth-of-field preview sets the lens
aperture to the setting used in the exposure so
the affect of depth of field can be seen in the
viewfinder.
Press the shutter-release button partway down
to lock the focus and exposure. Press the
depth-of-field preview button to stop down the
aperture.
Camera Notes
Some Konica Minolta lenses are equipped with focus-hold buttons. Section 1 in the custom menu
allows the focus-hold button to be used for depth-of-field preview (p. 94).
AF / MF SWITCH
Slide the AM/MF switch to change between
autofocus and manual focus. An indicator on the
monitor shows the active focus mode.
Manual focus indicator
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DRIVE MODES
The drive modes control the rate and
method of image capture. Single-frame
advance is the default drive mode and
is described in the basic recording
section on page 28. The drive mode is
set with the drive-mode selection
screen. Press the drive-mode button (1)
to open the screen.
Drive-mode indicator
Single-frame and Continuous advance - to take
single or multiple images at one time (p. 51).
Drive modes
Self-timer - to delay the release of the shutter
by 10 or 2 seconds (p. 51).
Single-frame adv.
Exposure bracketing - to take a series of 3
images with differing exposure (p. 52).
White-balance bracketing - to make 3 images
with differing white balance (p. 53) from a single
exposure.
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Options
Use the up/down keys of the controller to select the drive-mode group.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the drive-mode option.
Press the center button of the controller to select the drive mode. An indicator
is displayed on the monitor to confirm the selection.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
CONTINUOUS-ADVANCE NOTES
Continuous-advance mode allows a series of images to be captured while holding down
the shutter-release button. The maximum frame rate is 3fps until the camera buffer
memory is full. The frame rate after that depends on the writing speed of the memory
card. Five RAW or three RAW + JPEG will fill the camera buffer memory. The number of
JPEG images depend on the subject; some subjects can be compressed further than
others.
AF Zoom xi and Power Zoom lenses cannot be zoomed when taking pictures with
continuous advance. The frame rate is affected by the flash as it must recharge between
exposures. Focus and exposure are set between each frame with continuous AF and
Auto AF.
SELF-TIMER NOTES
With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture as described in the basic recording
section (p. 28). Press the shutter-release button partway down to lock the exposure and
focus. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to begin the countdown.
Because focus and exposure are determined when the shutter-release button is pressed,
do not stand in front of the camera when taking a self-timer image. Always confirm the
focus with the focus signals before beginning the countdown. Attach the eyepiece cap if
a bright light source is behind the camera, see page 111.
With the ten-second self-timer, the self-timer lamp on the front of the
camera and the audio signals indicate the countdown.The lamp glows
steadily just before the shutter fires. To stop the countdown, change
the position of the exposure-mode dial or flash (lift it or push it down),
or turn the camera off. The audio signal can be turned off in section 1
of the setup menu (p. 98). The mirror raises just before the exposure.
With the two-second self-timer, no indication is given during the countdown. The mirror
raises when the countdown starts.
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EXPOSURE BRACKETING NOTES
Bracketing is a method of taking a series of images of a static subject in which each
image has a slight variation in exposure. Exposure and flash brackets can be made.
Bracketing indicator
Bracketing increment in Ev (p. 69)
Single-frame advance bracketing
Continuous-advance bracketing
Select continuous-advance bracketing or single-frame advance bracketing and the
bracketing increment with the drive-mode selection screen (p. 50). Continuous-advance
bracketing creates a successive series of three images automatically when the shutterrelease button is pressed and held. The shutter-release button must be pressed for each
exposure when using single-frame advance bracketing. The greater the increment, the
greater the difference among the images. When selected, the number of frames and the
bracketing increment is displayed on the Ev scale. The bracketing order can be set in
section 2 of the recording menu (p. 80).
Normal
Under
Exposure bracket: 0.3 Ev
Flash bracket: 0.7 Ev
Over
0.3 Ev bracket
0.7 Ev bracket
To make a flash bracket, raise the camera flash; the ambient exposure is not bracketed.
Only single-frame advance flash brackets can be made regardless of the specified mode;
press the shutter-release button for each exposure. The built-in flash recharges between
exposures. Exposure brackets are made when the flash is down.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
Compose the picture as described in the basic recording section (p. 28). As the bracket
is made, the index marks disappear from the Ev scale to show the remaining frames.
When making a continuous-advance bracket, if the shutter button is release before the
bracket is completed, the bracket resets. If using continuous AF or Auto AF with moving
subjects (p. 58), the camera focuses between each exposure.
When exposure brackets are made in S exposure mode, the aperture controls the
bracket. In A and M exposure modes, the shutter speed controls the bracket; in M mode,
pressing the AEL button during the bracket changes the exposure control to the aperture.
The camera uses both the aperture and shutter speed control the bracket in P and auto
recording.
WHITE-BALANCING BRACKETING NOTES
White-balance bracketing creates three images from a single exposure in which each
image has a slight variation in color temperature. For more on white balance, see page
64.
Low white-balance bracket
High white-balance bracket
Select the appropriate white-balance bracketing drive mode with the drive-mode
selection screen (p. 50). The low white-balance bracket uses an approximate 10 mired
shift from the normal balance. The high white-balance bracket uses an approximate 20
mired shift from the normal balance.
Compose and take the picture as described in the basic recording section (p. 28). When
the exposure is made, the camera automatically creates two other images with the
appropriate shift in white balance.
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CAMERA SENSITIVITY (ISO) AND ZONE MATCHING
Camera sensitivity can be changed.
Zone Matching for high-key or low-key
subjects can be activated. The
sensitivity setting is displayed on the
monitor. Press the camera-sensitivity
button (1) to open the setting screen.
Camera sensitivity display
Sensitivity / Zone Matching
Use the four-way keys of the controller
to highlight the sensitivity option. The Hi
200 and Lo 80 options are for Zone
Matching, see below.
Press the center button of the controller
to complete the operation.
:select
:enter
The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera sensitivity to the light conditions
between ISO 100 and 800, and ISO 100 and 400 when using flash. The fixed numerical
settings are based on the film ISO equivalent: the higher the number, the more sensitive.
As the ISO value doubles, the camera sensitivity doubles; a change of one Ev. Noise
increases with sensitivity; an ISO setting of 100 has the least noise and 3200 has the
most. Noise is a grainy texture that can be apparent in the image.
Zone Matching is used for recording high-key (Hi200) or low-key (Low80) scenes. The
number refers to the approximate ISO equivalent for reflected-light meter measurements.
A high-key scene is made up of predominately light tones and colors. A low-key scene is
made up of dark tones and colors. Zone Matching controls exposure and contrast to
improve reproduction of these scenes. When selected, the zone indicator is displayed in
the camera-sensitivity display on the monitor. Any changes to contrast with the Digital
Effects Control are canceled (p. 63).
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
CAMERA SENSITIVITY AND FLASH RANGE
A change in camera sensitivity (ISO) affects the flash range. The flash range depends on
the aperture used:
ISO setting
ƒ/2.8
ƒ/4.0
ƒ/5.6
Low80
1.0 ~ 3.8m / 3.3 ~ 12ft.
1.0 ~ 2.7m / 3.3 ~ 8.9ft.
1.0 ~ 1.9m / 3.3 ~ 6.2ft.
100
1.0 ~ 4.3m / 3.3 ~ 14ft.
1.0 ~ 3.0m / 3.3 ~ 9.8ft.
1.0 ~ 2.1m / 3.3 ~ 6.7ft.
200 / Hi200
1.0 ~ 6.0m / 3.3 ~ 20ft.
1.0 ~ 4.3m / 3.3 ~ 14ft.
1.0 ~ 3.0m / 3.3 ~ 9.8ft.
400 / AUTO
1.4 ~ 8.6m / 4.6 ~ 28ft.
1.0 ~ 6.0m / 3.3 ~ 20ft.
1.0 ~ 4.3m / 3.3 ~ 14ft.
800
2.0 ~ 12m / 6.6 ~ 39ft.
1.4 ~ 8.6m / 4.6 ~ 28ft.
1.0 ~ 6.0m / 3.3 ~ 20ft.
1600
2.8 ~ 17m / 9.2 ~ 56ft.
2.0 ~ 12m / 6.6 ~ 39ft.
1.4 ~ 8.6m / 4.6 ~ 28ft.
3200
4.0 ~ 24m / 13 ~ 79ft.
2.8 ~ 17m / 9.2 ~ 56ft.
2.0 ~ 12m / 6.6 ~ 39ft.
What is an ƒ-number?
An ƒ-number indicates the relative aperture of the lens and lets us
determine how much light it lets through. But why does the number get
bigger when the amount of light decreases? The answer is in the way
it is written, ƒ/2.0, ƒ/8.0. etc. That means the focal length of the lens (ƒ)
divide by 2 or 8. So a 100mm lens at ƒ/2 has a 50mm physical aperture
(100/2) and at ƒ/8, a 12.5mm physical aperture (100/8). So the fnumber indicates the size of the aperture as a fraction of the focal
length of the lens.
The ƒ-number series was carefully chosen to make controlling
exposures easy. In the chart, the aperture and shutter speed
combinations give the exact same exposure. Notice how the shutter
speed changes to compensate for the change in aperture.
f/2.8
1/2000s
f/4.0
1/1000s
f/5.6
1/500s
f/8.0
1/250s
f/11
1/125s
f/16
1/60s
f/22
1/30s
f/32
1/15s
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FUNCTION BUTTON
AF area, focus mode, metering mode,
flash compensation, color mode, and
Digital Effects Control are set with the
function button. Monitor indicators show
active settings. Press the button (1) to
open the setting screen.
Function indicators
AF area
Functions
Use the up/down keys of the controller
to select the function.
Wide AF area
:func.
:select
Use the left/right keys of the controller
to highlight the option or adjust the
setting.
Press the center button of the controller
to complete the operation.
:enter
Options
AF area
AF mode
Wide AF area
:func.
:select
:enter
Metering mode
Automatic AF
:func.
:select
:enter
Flash compensation
Multi-segment
:func.
:select
:enter
ADVANCED
RECORDING
Natural
Color / DEC
Saturation
±0.0
:func.
:adjust
See the following sections for more on each
function. The color mode and Digital Effects Control
cannot be set when using auto recording or a digital
subject program. Flash compensation is only
displayed when the flash is raised.
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Color / DEC
:enter
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
:func.
:select
:enter
:func.
:adjust
:enter
AF area (p. 57)
AF mode (p. 58)
Metering mode (p. 59)
Flash compensation (p. 60)
Color mode (p. 61)
Digital Effects Control (p. 63)
AF AREA
AF-area modes control which AF areas are used for focus. The
modes are selected with the function button (p. 56). The active
AF area is indicated on the monitor.
Wide AF area - to use the wide focus frames in the viewfinder to focus.
See the basic operation section on page 28. Pressing and holding the fourway controller keys also activates and locks focus with the wide focus area.
Spot AF can be used, see page 47.
Spot AF area - the spot AF area is used for focus.
The shutter release button and all controller keys
active spot AF.
Focus area selection - a specific AF area can be
selected. Only the spot AF area can be used with
the AF Reflex 500mm f/8 and AF Power Zoom 3580mm f/4.0-5.6 lenses.
Spot AF area
When focus-focus area selection is active, use the controller to select the
AF area; autofocus activates and locks each time an area is selected. The
central button selects the spot AF area. Focus remains locked after the
picture is taken until the controller is released.
The active area is
indicated on the monitor
and is briefly illuminated
in the viewfinder.
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AF MODES
Single-shot AF (Autofocus), continuous AF,
automatic AF, and direct manual focus is set with the
function button (p. 56).
AF mode
Automatic AF
:func.
:select
The AF system activates when the shutter-release
button is pressed partway down or with the controller
(p. 57). Focus is confirmed with the viewfinder focus
signals, see page 29.
:enter
Single-shot AF - a general purpose autofocusing mode. Its operation is
described in the basic recording section. Focus lock is available (p. 30).
Automatic AF - this AF mode automatically switches between single-shot AF
and continuous AF depending on the subject’s motion.
Continuous AF - used for photographing moving subjects. The camera
continuously focuses on the subject even when the shutter-release button is
pressed partway down. Spot and local AF areas illuminate as the subject moves
through the wide focus frames to indicate the point of focus when the continuous
AF is active. Focus lock is not available.
Direct manual focus - operates like automatic AF, but after the AF system
focuses, the focus can be adjusted manually by the photographer. Press the
shutter-release button partway down or press the controller to activate the AF
system. When the viewfinder focus signal is displayed, manually focus the lens.
Do not attempt to focus the lens until the focus signal is displayed.
The active mode is displayed on the monitor.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
METERING MODES
The metering mode specifies the metering pattern.
The metering mode is set with the function button (p.
56).
Metering mode
Multi-segment
:func.
:select
:enter
On the function-selection screen, use the up/down
keys of the controller to select the metering modes
and the left/right keys to select the specific mode.
Press the central button of the controller to complete
the operation.
Multi-segment metering - the camera’s standard metering mode appropriate
for most photographic situations. By combining information on the subject’s
distance and position from the autofocus system, this mode is less influenced
by spot lighting or backlighting.
Center weighted - measures light values over the entire image area with
emphasis given the central region.
Spot - uses a circular area within the image to
calculate the exposure. Spot metering allows precise
exposure measurements of a particular object without
being influenced by extremely bright or dark areas
within the scene.
Spot metering area
The active mode is displayed on the monitor.
If the luminance levels of the scene are outside the metering
range, both arrows at each end of the Ev scale blink. In dark
conditions, use the camera flash. Under bright light, use a
neutral density filter on the lens to control the light levels.
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FLASH COMPENSATION
The relative output of the flash can be compensated
by ±2.0 Ev with the function button (p. 56).
Flash compensation
±0.0 Ev
:func.
:adjust
On the function-selection screen, use the up/down
keys of the controller to select exposure
compensation and the left/right keys to adjust the
degree of compensation. Press the central button of
the controller to complete the operation.
:enter
When the camera flash is raised, the degree of flash
compensation is indicated by the Ev scale.
When using fill-flash to reduce harsh shadows
caused by bright illumination or direct sunlight, flash
compensation can change the ratio between the
highlights and shadows. Fill flash affect the darkness
of the shadows without affecting the area illuminated
by the main light source.
–1.0 Ev flash compensation
Positive compensation
No compensation
Negative compensation
No flash
By decreasing the flash output with a negative Ev setting, the shadows receive less light
and are darker, but subtle details in the shadows that would not appear without the flash
are apparent. Increasing the flash output by using a positive Ev setting softens and nearly
eliminate shadows.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
COLOR MODE
Natural
Color / DEC
:func.
:select
:enter
The color mode controls what the image looks like
as well as the color space. The color mode is set
with the function button (p. 56). The color mode can
only be selected in P, A, S, and M exposure modes.
Except for the Abobe RGB and embed Adobe RGB,
all color modes use sRGB color space. Some color
modes use preset Digital Effects Control values (p.
63); the default positions are indicated by a thick
index mark on the scale of the setting screen.
Natural Color - reproduces the colors in the scene faithfully.
Natural Plus - increases contrast and acutance.
Portrait - optimize for the reproduction of skin tones.
Landscape - optimize for daytime outdoor scenery.
Sunset - optimize for landscapes at dusk and dawn. The use of auto white
balance is recommended.
Night view - optimize for nighttime scenery without flash.
Night portrait - optimize for nighttime portraits with flash.
Black & White - for monochrome images.
Adobe RGB - natural color reproduction using the extended gamut Adobe RGB
color space. The color space is not embedded in the image data.
Embedded Adobe RGB - natural color reproduction using the extended gamut
Adobe RGB color space. The color space is embedded in the image data.
(Continued on the next page.)
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The active mode is displayed on the monitor. When using
portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, or night portrait color
mode, the use of auto white balance is recommended.
About Adobe RGB
Adobe RGB has a larger color gamut than the more common sRGB. The size of the
gamut limits the colors that can be reproduced; the larger the gamut, the more colors. If
the image will be printed out with a high-quality printer, the use of the Embedded Adobe
RGB and Adobe RGB color modes are recommended over the other sRGB color modes.
Embedded Adobe RGB image files are indicated with a .JPE extension. Adobe RGB
images without an embedded profile use a file name beginning with _ICT. See page 120
for more information.
Always use DFC 2.0 optional color space compliant software to open Adobe RGB images
without embedded profiles. DiMAGE Master Lite 1.0.1 or DiMAGE Master 1.1 or later is
DFC 2.0 optional color space compliant. Always use software with color matching or color
management functions to open Adobe RGB images with embedded profiles. Software
without color management functions, such as Kodak EasyShare, will not reproduce
Adobe RGB images correctly.
DiMAGE Master Lite supplied with the camera is required to open RAW Adobe RGB
images taken with this camera. The full version of DiMAGE Master can also be used. For
more on DiMAGE Master, see page 81 or visit us on the web at:
North America
http://kmpi.konicaminolta.us/
Europe
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
DIGITAL EFFECTS CONTROL (DEC)
Color / DEC
:func.
Saturation
:adjust
:enter
Sharpness
Color saturation
Contrast
The Digital Effects Control can make adjustments to
the contrast, color saturation, and sharpness of
specific color modes. Some color modes use preset
Digital Effects Control values, the default positions
are indicated by a thick index mark on the scale.
Digital effects are set with the function button (p. 56).
On the function-selection screen, use the up/down
keys of the controller to select the contrast,
saturation, or sharpness control; the selected control
is highlighted. Use the left/right keys to make
adjustments. Press the central button of the
controller to complete the operation.
When set to any value other than zero, an indicator and value
is displayed on the monitor as a warning. The Digital Effects
Control can only be used in P, A, S, and M exposure modes.
Contrast: -2
Contrast: +2
Changes in sharpness may
not be apparent on the
camera monitor.
Sharpness: -2
Normal
Sharpness: +2
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WHITE BALANCE
White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of
lighting appear natural. The active white-balance mode is
displayed in the white-balance panel on the monitor.
Turn the white-balance dial to the appropriate position.
Auto white balance - white balance is set automatically.
Preset white balance - to set the white balance to a specific light source.
Custom white balance - to calibrate the camera to a specific lighting situation.
Color temperature - to set the white balance to a specific color temperature.
The last changes made are displayed on the monitor. Press the white-balance button in
the center of the dial to change settings. See the following sections for more information.
If the exposure-mode dial is turned to the auto recording or a digital subject program
position, white balances is reset to auto.
AWB - AUTO WHITE BALANCE
Auto white balance automatically detects the type of light and
adjust the white balance accordingly. When the built-in flash is
used, the white balance is set for the color temperature of the
flash. Simply set the white-balance dial to the AWB position.
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
PRESET WHITE BALANCE
With the white balance dial in the preset white
balance position, press the white-balance button to
open the setting screen.
Preset white balance
Use the left/right controller keys or control
dial to select the white-balance setting.
Daylight
The up/down controller keys shift the whitebalance, see below.
:select
:adjust
:enter
Press the central controller button to
complete the operation.
The up/down controller keys adjust the white balance in seven levels: +3 to –3 (+4 to –2
for fluorescent). Except for fluorescent, the change of one unit is approximately equal to
a 10 mired shift.
Daylight - for outdoor sunlit subjects.
Shade - for subjects illuminated by skylight: shady conditions on a clear day.
Cloudy - for cloudy or overcast outdoor conditions.
Tungsten - for incandescent lighting: household filament light bulbs.
Fluorescent - for fluorescent lighting: office ceiling lights.
Flash - for electronic flash.
For more information on light sources, see page 69.
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CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
Custom-white-balance function allows the camera to be
calibrated to a specific lighting condition. With the white
balance dial in the custom position, press the whitebalance button to open the setting screen.
Custom white balance
Use spot metering area.
Press shutter to calibrate.
A guidance message appears. If the shutter-release
button is pressed partway down, the monitor display
returns. The red custom set indicator is displayed in the
white-balance panel. Turn the white-balance dial to
another position to cancel the routine.
Fill the spot metering area with a white or neutral object;
the object does not need to be in focus. Press the
shutter-release button all the way down to calibrate the
camera.
Spot metering area
Custom white balance
An image of the reference target is displayed. Press the
central button of the controller to complete the
operation.
:OK
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ADVANCED
RECORDING
A calibration error may occur under extremely bright light sources, especially with flash
units. If an error occurs, a message appears on the monitor and the white-balance
indicator is yellow. Repeat the procedure by recalibrating using a gray card as a
reference target to reduce the intensity of the illumination.
COLOR TEMPERATURE
White balance can be set to a known color temperature
of a light source or set to the color temperature
determined by a color meter. With the white balance dial
in the color temperature (K) position, press the whitebalance button to open the setting screen.
Use the left/right controller keys or control dial
to select among thousand° K, hundred° K, and
magenta/green compensation.
Color temperature
Use the up/down controller keys to adjust the
value.
:select
:adjust
:enter
Color temperature
Magenta/Green compensation
Press the central controller button to complete
the operation.
Color temperature refers to the color of the light emitted from a blackbody radiator at a
specific temperature given in degrees Kelvin. This is an accurate way of measuring light
from continuous-spectrum sources such as the sun and incandescent or tungsten light
bulbs.
However, color temperature alone can be inaccurate with discontinuous-spectrum
sources such as fluorescent. The magenta/green compensation scale allows
adjustments to compensate for this problem. The increment on the scale is equivalent to
approximately 5CC; M3 would be 15CC magenta.
For information on light sources, see page 69.
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A SHORT GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography can be a rewarding pursuit. It is a broad and disciplined field that can take
years to master. But the pleasure in making photographs and the joy of capturing a
magical moment cannot be compared. The guide is an introduction to some basic
photographic principles.
The lens aperture controls not only exposure, but also
depth of field; the area between the closest object in focus
and the furthest object in focus. The larger the aperture
value, the greater the depth of field and the longer the
shutter speed needed to make the exposure. The smaller
the aperture value, the shallower the depth of field and the
faster the shutter speed needed to make the exposure.
Usually landscape photographs use a large depth of field
(large aperture value) to keep the foreground and
background in focus, and portraits use a shallow depth of
field (small aperture value) to separate the subject from the
background.
Depth of field also changes with focal length. The smaller
the focal length, the greater the depth of field; the longer
the focal length, the shallower the depth of field.
The shutter controls not only exposure, but also the ability
to stop motion. Fast shutter speeds are used in sport
photography to stop action. Slow shutter speeds can be
used to show the flow of motion such as water cascading
over a waterfall. The use of a tripod is recommended with
slow shutter speeds.
For critical work, take a test photograph and view the result
in playback. The image can be deleted if not acceptable
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A SHORT
GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
LIGHT SOURCES AND COLOR
The human eye adapts itself extremely well under different conditions. The paper of this
manual you are reading looks white regardless of the type of lighting. Photographic
systems are much less flexible. As the light source changes, so does the overall color of
a scene - fluorescent office ceiling lights create a green cast to pictures, regular
household tungsten light bulbs make everything red. Like your eyes, the camera’s whitebalance controls adjust for different lighting to make natural looking pictures.
The most common source of light, our sun, changes color depending on the time of day
and the atmospheric conditions. The sun is of course very warm near the horizon and
very blue at noon. The daylight preset white-balance setting is for beautiful sunny days.
When the weather is overcast, the color is cooler and the cloudy setting is appropriate.
When the main light source is skylight, light from the blue sky rather than the direct light
of the sun, the resulting color is very blue. The shade preset white-balance is designed
for this condition.
Artificial lighting is more consistent but shows variations. Tungsten lamps become
warmer as their wattage decreases. And fluorescent lamps come in classifications that
define their color. The preset white balance settings can be adjusted to match the change
in these light sources.
Some artificial lighting have a discontinuous spectrum that create very unnatural color in
a photograph. White balance cannot correct high-energy vapor lighting: sodium-vapor
(yellow highway lights), or mercury vapor. For portraits under these lighting conditions,
the flash can be used to overpower the ambient light. With landscapes containing these
types of lights, set the white balance to the preset daylight setting.
WHAT IS AN EV?
Ev stands for exposure value. A
change of one Ev adjusts the
exposure calculated by the camera
by a factor of two. An Ev and a “stop”
are the same.
+2.0 Ev
+1.0 Ev
±0.0 Ev
–1.0 Ev
–2.0 Ev
4X as much light
2X as much light
Calculated exposure
1/2 as much light
1/4 as much light
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RECORDING MENU
In recording mode, press the menu button to open and close the menu. The four-way
keys of the controller move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the
controller enters a setting.
NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENU
Activate the recording menu with the menu button. Tab 1
at the top of the menu is highlighted.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menus change as the tabs are
highlighted.
When the required menu section is displayed, use the up/down key to scroll
through the menu options. Highlight the option whose setting needs to be
changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is
indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press
the central button of the controller to open the next screen.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the recording mode,
press the menu button.
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RECORDING
MENU
To set image resolution (p. 72).
Image size
Quality
Inst.Playback
Noise reductn
L: 3008x2000
Fine
2 sec.
On
Flash mode
Flash control
Bracket order
Reset
Fill-flash
ADI flash
To set ADI or pre-flash flash control (p. 79).
–
To reset the recording-mode functions (p. 80).
To set file type and compression (p. 72).
To play back images after they are recorded (p. 74).
To apply noise reduction to long exposures (p. 74).
To set the flash mode of the built-in flash (p. 75).
To set the order of the bracketing frames (p. 80).
Camera Notes
The control dial moves the cursor left and right in the
menus.
The menu section memory option in section 3 of the setup
menu memorizes the last menu section opened and returns
to that section when the menu button is pressed (p. 106).
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IMAGE SIZE AND IMAGE QUALITY
Image size and quality are set in section 1 of the recording menu (p. 70). Changes are
displayed on the monitor.
L
M
S
RAW
RAW+
X.FIN
FINE
STD.
L: 3008 X 2000 (Large)
M: 2256 X 1496 (Medium)
S: 1504 X 1000 (Small)
RAW image
RAW & JPEG image
Extra fine: JPEG image
Fine: JPEG image
Standard: JPEG image
Image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the image size, the
larger the file size. Choose image size based on the final use of the image - smaller
images are more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes produce higher quality
prints.
Image quality controls the file type and rate of compression. RAW is high-quality image
file. The extra fine, fine, and standard settings produce JPEG files at various rates of
compression. The higher the image quality, the lower the rate of compression and the
larger the file sizes. If economical use of the memory card is important, use the standard
mode. The RAW & JPEG option creates two image files at one time, a large RAW file and
a fine quality JPEG file with an image size selected with the menu. The image files are
saved with the same file name, but with different extensions (p. 120).
In the RAW image-quality mode, the image size is set to large and cannot be changed.
The image size is not displayed on the monitors. The enlarged playback and print
functions cannot be used.
Unlike the other image-quality modes, RAW image data is unprocessed and requires
image processing before it can be used. To process the RAW data, DiMAGE Master 1.1
or later, or DiMAGE Master Lite 1.0.1 or later is required. A copy of DiMAGE Master Lite
1.0.1 is supplied with the camera.
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RECORDING
MENU
The number of images that can be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of
the card and the file size of the images. One memory card can contain images of differing
sizes and quality. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be
compressed further than others.
Approximate file sizes.
S: 1504 X 1000
L: 3008 x 2000
M: 2256 X 1496
RAW
8.8MB
–
–
Extra fine
1.6MB
3.3MB
5.9MB
Fine
850KB
1.7MB
3.0MB
Standard
540KB
1.0MB
1.8MB
Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 512MB memory card.
–
RAW
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–
145
Extra fine
82
314
282
Fine
163
584
470
Standard
277
926
Camera Notes
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images
that can be stored on the memory card at the camera’s image
quality and size settings. If the settings are changed, the frame
counter adjusts accordingly. Because the counter uses
approximate file sizes, the actual image taken may not change the
counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame
counter displays zero, it indicates no more images at the image
size and quality settings can be captured. Changing those settings
may allow more images to be saved to the card.
Frame counter
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INSTANT PLAYBACK
After an image is captured, it can be displayed on the
monitors for two, five, or ten seconds before being saved.
The last image of a continuous-advance or continousadvance bracketing series is displayed. Instant playback is
activated and the length of the playback period is set with
the instant-playback option in section 1 of the recording
menu (p. 70).
Image size
Quality
Inst.Playback
Noise reductn
L: 3008x2000
Fine
2 sec.
On
During the instant playback period, many of the playback Display button
functions are available. The displayed images can be
deleted using the delete button (p. 36). An images can be
magnified with the enlarge button (p. 38). The information
display can be turned off and on with the display button,
and the histogram can be displayed using the up key of the
controller (p. 35). When using continuous advance or
continuous-advance bracketing, use the left/right controller
keys or turn the control dial to display the frames in the
series; playback mode is active and all images on the
memory card can be viewed and the playback menu Delete button
opened.
Enlarge button
Press the shutter-release button partway down or press the playback button to return to
the recording mode.
NOISE REDUCTION
This function reduces the affect of dark noise with
exposures of one second or longer. Processing is applied to
each image after it is captured. The monitor remains blank
during processing for a maximum of 30 seconds. This can
be turned off in section 1 of the recording menu (p. 70).
Noise reduction uses dark-frame subtraction. Noise
reduction is not applied to a continuous-advance series.
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RECORDING
MENU
Image size
Quality
Inst.Playback
Noise reductn
L: 3008x2000
Fine
2 sec.
On
FLASH MODES
The flash mode can be changed in section 2 of the
recording menu (p. 70). For the flash to fire, the built-in
unit must be manually raised; lower the flash to prevent
it from firing. The auto-white-balance setting gives
priority to the flash’s color temperature. If another type of
white balance is used, priority is given to the active
setting’s color temperature.
Fill-flash - used as the main or supplementary
light. In low-light conditions, the flash acts as
the main source of illumination and
overpowers the ambient light. Under strong
sunlight or in backlit situations, the fill-flash can
reduce harsh shadows.
Fill-flash
Red-eye reduction - used when taking photographs of people or animals in
low-light conditions. The red-eye effect is caused by light reflected from the
retina of the eye. The camera fires several pre-flashes before the main flash
burst to contract the pupils of the subject’s eyes.
Rear flash sync - used with long exposures to
make trailing lights or blurring appear to follow
rather than proceed the subject. The effect is
not apparent if the shutter speed is too fast and
stops the subject’s motion.
Rear sync.
When the shutter is released, a pre-flash fires.
This pre-flash is not for exposure, but for
metering. The flash fires again just before the
shutter closes.
Wireless / Remote flash - allows the camera to control an off-camera flash unit
without the need of a cable. See page 76.
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WIRELESS / REMOTE FLASH
On-camera
flash
Wireless/Remote flash allows the camera to control
an off-camera Program/Maxxum 5600HS(D) and
3600HS(D) flash unit without the need of a cable.
Single or multiple flash units can be placed around
the subject to create different lighting effects.
The camera’s built-in flash fires to control the offcamera flash units rather than to illuminate the
subject.
Wireless/
Remote
flash
Flash mode
Flash control
Bracket order
Reset
Fill-flash
Red eye
Rear sync.
Wireless
1. Remove the accessory shoe cap (p. 112) and slide a Program/Maxxum 5600HS(D)
or 3600HS(D) flash on the accessory shoe until the safety lock engages.
2. Turn on the camera and flash unit.
3. Set the camera to the wireless flash mode in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 70).
This simultaneously set a the flash to the wireless mode and sets the camera to the
flash’s wireless channel.
4. Press and hold the mounting-foot-release button on the flash unit to disengage the
safety catch and remove the flash unit from the camera.
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RECORDING
MENU
Raise the built-in flash on the camera and position the
camera and flash around the subject. See the following
page for operating ranges.
Make sure no objects come between the camera and flash unit. The flash units can be
test fired by pressing the AEL button on the camera. AEL button setup in section 1 of the
custom menu should be set to one of the hold options. If the flash does not fire, change
the camera, flash, or subject position. The slow shutter sync is active in auto recording,
P, A, and digital subject program exposure modes (p. 47).
When the 5600HS(D) and 3600HS(D) flash is charged, the AF illuminator on the front of
the unit blinks. The viewfinder flash signal shows the status of the camera flash (p. 31).
Take a picture as described in the basic recording section on page 28.
Wireless/Remote flash performs best under subdued light or interior lighting. Under bright
light sources, the flash may not be able to detect the control signals from the camera’s
built-in flash.
When not using off-camera flash units, always turn off the wireless flash mode in section
2 of the recording menu, or inaccurate flash exposures will result. The 5600HS(D) and
3600HS(D) flash units can be reset simultaneously with the camera. Simply mount the
flash unit in the accessory shoe and change the wireless flash mode setting on the menu
to another flash mode.
High-speed sync. is available, see page 112. The Wireless/Remote Flash Controller is
not compatible with this camera.
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WIRELESS/REMOTE CAMERA AND FLASH RANGES
Flash-to-subject
distance
Camera-to-subject
distance
The camera and flash must
be within 5m or 16.4 ft of
the subject.
Specifications with Maxxum /
Camera-to-subject
Aperture
distance
ƒ/2.8
1.4 ~ 5m / 4.6 ~ 16.4ft
ƒ/4.0
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
ƒ/5.6
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
Specifications with Maxxum /
1.4 ~ 5m / 4.6 ~ 16.4ft
ƒ/2.8
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
ƒ/4.0
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
ƒ/5.6
Program flash 5600HS(D) at ISO 100
Flash-to-subject distance2
1/250 second
Up to sync. speed1
1/1000 second
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft 1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft 1 ~ 2.5m / 3.3 ~ 8.2ft
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft 1 ~ 3.5m / 3.3 ~ 11.5ft 1 ~ 1.7m / 3.3 ~ 5.6ft
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft 1 ~ 2.5m / 3.3 ~ 8.2ft 1 ~ 1.2m / 3.3 ~ 3.9ft
Program flash 3600HS(D) at ISO 1001
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft 1 ~ 4m / 3.3 ~ 13.1ft
1 ~ 2m / 3.3 ~ 6.6ft
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
1 ~ 3m / 3.3 ~ 9.8ft 1 ~ 1.5m / 3.3 ~ 4.9ft
–
1 ~ 5m / 3.3 ~ 16.4ft
1 ~ 2m / 3.3 ~ 6.6ft
1. The camera’s flash sync. speed is 1/125 sec. with Anti-Shake on and 1/160 sec. with
Anti-Shake off. Shutter speeds up to this limit can be used.
2. Double the maximum distance when using the camera sensitivity at ISO 400. The
maximum distance cannot exceed 5m or 16.4 ft.
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RECORDING
MENU
FLASH CONTROL
ADI and pre-flash TTL flash control are available. Flash
control is changed in section 2 of the recording menu (p.
70). The flash control used depends on the lens and flash
combination.
Flash mode
Flash control
Bracket order
Reset
Fill-flash
ADI flash
–
ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering combines distance information from D-series lenses with
information from a pre-flash exposure. ADI metering is less
influenced by subject reflectance.
The camera automatically switches from ADI metering to pre-flash TTL when the
autofocus system is prevented from focusing. When using the Macro Twin Flash 2400 ,
Marco Ring flash 1200 or a wireless or off-camera flash unit, flash control is set to preflash TTL.
When using the Maxxum / Program Flash 2500(D), switch both the flash unit and camera
to ADI metering.
Pre-flash TTL - calculates flash exposure with a pre-flash only. This mode must be used
with close-up filters or filters that reduce the amount of light entering the camera such as
neutral density filters. Pre-flash TTL must be used when a diffuser is attached to the builtin flash, the wide-angle adapter with the Maxxum / Program flash 3600HS(D), bounce
flash with the Maxxum / Program Flash 2500(D), or an external flash unit.
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BRACKETING ORDER
The order in which exposure bracketing frames is captured
is selected in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 70). For
information on exposure bracketing, see page 52.
Normal
Under
Over
Under
Normal
Over
Flash mode
Flash control
Bracket order
Reset
Fill-flash
ADI flash
–
RECORDING MODE RESET
The recording mode functions can be reset in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 70).
When selected, a confirmation screen appears; choosing “Yes” resets the following
functions and settings, “No” cancels the operation.
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
AF area
Focus area selection
AF mode
Metering mode
Drive mode
Preset white balance
Color temperature
Color mode
Digital Effects Control (DEC)
Flash mode
Flash control
±0.0
±0.0
Wide AF area
Spot AF area
AF-A
Multi-segment
Single-frame advance
Daylight ±0
5500K, 0 Green/Magenta shift
Natural
All reset with all color modes
Fill flash or red-eye reduction1
ADI
1. The flash mode is reset to whichever of the two modes was last set.
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RECORDING
MENU
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48
60
57
57
58
59
50
65
67
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ABOUT DiMAGE MASTER
The full version of DiMAGE Master gives you
all the tools to organize, examine, and
process your images. The Organizer window
allows you to sort images quickly into four
user-defined classifications. Outtakes can
easily be hidden from view without the need to
delete or remove them from the folder.
Is it difficult to decide which image is the best?
The Examiner window allows you to compare
up to four images for differences between
color, exposure, white balance, and focus by
sampling areas in each image.
Organizer
The Photofinisher window has many features
to process large numbers of images quickly.
Jobs can be created for specific adjustments
and applied to other images as well as used
for batch processing. Processing can be
simply cut and pasted from one picture to
another.
A luminance limit can be specified on the
histogram and displayed on an image to show
the pixels which are approaching the black
and white levels. The focus checker enlarges
the image so sharpness can be determined.
These tools are available in the Organizer,
Examiner, and Photofinisher.
Focus Examiner
For more on the other features in DiMAGE
Master, visit us on the web.
North America
http://kmpi.konicaminolta.us/
Europe
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
ABOUT DIMAGE MASTER
Photofinisher: Luminance Limit Display
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PLAYBACK MENU
In playback mode, press the menu button to open and close the menu. The four-way
keys of the controller move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the
controller enters a setting.
NAVIGATING THE PLAYBACK MENU
Activate the recording menu with the menu button. Tab 1
at the top of the menu is highlighted.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menus change as the tabs are
highlighted.
When the required menu section is displayed, use the up/down key to scroll
through the menu options. Highlight the option whose setting needs to be
changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is
indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press
the central button of the controller to continue.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the playback mode,
press the menu button.
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PLAYBACK
MENU
To delete images on the memory card (p. 84).
Delete
Format
View folder
Folder name
Lock
Index format
–
–
All folders
100KM028
–
9 frames
To format the memory card (p. 85).
To select one or all folders to view in playback (p. 85).
To select the folder to view in playback (p. 85).
To protect images from deletion (p. 86).
To specify the index playback format (p. 87).
To play back images automatically (p. 88)
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
To select images for DPOF printing (p. 89).
To print the date of capture with each print (p. 90)
To create an index print with the DPOF order (p. 90)
To cancel DPOF print orders on the memory card (p. 90).
FRAME-SELECTION SCREEN
When a marked-frames setting is chosen on a menu, the frame-selection screen appears
so multiple files can be selected. The index format of the screen can be changed in
section 1 of the playback menu (p. 87).
The left/right keys of the controller move the
yellow border to select the image.
:move
:sel.
:enter
The up key selects the frame; when selected, an
indicator appears on the thumbnail. The down key
deselects the image removing the indicator.
Press the central button of the controller to complete the operation. Pressing
the menu button cancels the screen and any operation made.
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DELETE
Deleting permanently erases the image. Once deleted, an image cannot be
recovered. Care should be taken when using the delete function.
Single, multiple, or all images in a folder can be deleted with
the playback menu. Before an image is deleted, a
confirmation screen appears; choosing “Yes” executes the
operation, “No” cancels it. Only the images in the viewfolder option in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 85) can
be viewed and deleted with the marked frames and all-infolder options. Delete has three options:
Delete
Format
View folder
Folder name
Lock
Index format
–
–
All folders
100KM028
–
9 frames
Marked frames - to delete multiple images. When this setting is chosen, the frameselection screen (p. 83) is displayed. Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight
the first image to be deleted. Pressing the up key marks the thumbnail with the delete
indicator. To deselect an image for deletion, highlight it with the yellow border and press
the down key; the delete indicator disappears. Continue until all the images to be deleted
are marked. Press the controller to continue (the confirmation screen appears), or press
the menu button to cancel the operation and return to the playback menu. On the
confirmation screen, highlighting and entering “Yes” deletes the marked images.
All in folder - to delete unlocked images in a single folder specified by the view-folder
option.
All on card - all unlocked images on the card are deleted.
The delete function can only erase unlocked images. If an image is locked, it must be
unlocked before it can be deleted.
Deleting a large amount of data from a large capacity memory card may take several
minutes. In this case, use the camera’s format function or delete the data using a
computer. Do not format the card with the computer.
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PLAYBACK
MENU
FORMAT
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
The formatting function in section 1 of the playback menu is used to erase all data on a
memory card. Before formatting a card, copy the data to a computer or storage device.
Locking files will not protect them from being deleted when the card is formatted. Always
format the memory card using the camera; never use a computer to format a card.
When the format option is selected and entered, a confirmation screen appears.
Choosing “Yes” formats the card, choosing “No” cancels the operation. Never remove the
card while it is being formatted. A screen appears to indicate the card has been
formatted.
VIEW FOLDER
Only the images in the folders specified with the view-folder
option in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 82) can be
viewed or edited in playback. Two options are available:
All folders - to view and edit all images on the memory
card.
Single folder - to view and edit images in a specific folder.
The folder is selected in the folder-name option below the
view-folder option.
Delete
Format
View folder
Folder name
Lock
Index format
–
–
Single folder
100KM028
–
9 frames
For more on memory card organization, see page 120. Folders can be created and
selected in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 104, 105).
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LOCK
Single, multiple, or all images on the memory card or in a
folder specified with the view-folder option can be locked. A
locked image cannot be deleted by either the playback
menu functions or the delete button. Important images
should be locked. Images are locked in section 1 of the
playback menu (p. 82).
Delete
Format
View folder
Folder name
Lock
Index format
–
–
All folders
100KM028
–
9 frames
The lock has five options:
Marked frames - to lock or unlock multiple images. When this is chosen, the frameselection screen (p. 83) is displayed. Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight
the image to be locked. Pressing the up key marks the thumbnail with the lock indicator.
To unlock an image, highlight it with the yellow border and press the down key; the lock
indicator disappears. Continue until all the images are marked. Press the controller to
lock the marked frames, or press the menu button to cancel the operation and return to
the playback menu.
All in folder - to lock images in a single folder specified by the view-folder option.
All on card - all images on the memory card are locked.
Unlock folder - to unlock images in a single folder specified by the view-folder option.
Unlock card - all images on the memory card are unlocked.
Locking an image protects it from a delete function.
However, the formatting function erase all files on a
memory card whether locked or not.
Locked images are indicated in the playback displays.
Lock indicator
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PLAYBACK
MENU
INDEX PLAYBACK FORMAT
The index-format option in section 1 of the playback menu
can specify a four, nine, and sixteen image display for index
playback (p. 37) and frame-selection screens (p. 83). A file
browser can also be used in place of the index playback
display mode; a 9-frame display is used for the selection
screens.
9-frame index
After selecting the file-browser option in the menu,
press the display button in the playback mode to
display the file browser.
The up/down keys of the controller switch between
the folder tabs and images; a tab or image is
highlighted.
The left/right keys of the controller select the folder
tabs or images.
:select
A folder and its contents or a single image can be
deleted. With the folder tab or image thumbnail
highlighted, press the delete button.
On the confirmation screen, use the left/right keys
to highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the operation.
Press the controller to execute the command on
the confirmation screen. If a folder contains locked
images, the locked images and folder remain.
folder
Delete this frame?
Yes
No
Delete folder
and its contents?
Yes
No
Delete button
Display button
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SLIDE SHOW
Section 2 of the playback menu starts the slide-show
function. This function automatically displays images every
five seconds on the card or in the folder specified with the
view-folder option in section 1 of the menu.
Highlight “Enter” in the slide-show option in section 2 of the
playback menu and press the center of the controller to
begin the slide-show playback.
Slide show
Enter
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
Press the central button of the controller to pause
and restart the presentation.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to advance to
the next image or return to the previous one.
To cancel the presentation, press the down key of
the controller or the menu button.
ABOUT DPOF
This camera is supported by DPOF™ version 1.1. The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
allows direct printing of still images from digital cameras. After the DPOF file is created,
the memory card is simply taken to a photofinishing service or inserted into the memory
-card slot of DPOF compatible printers.
When a DPOF file is created, a misc. folder is automatically
made on the memory card to store it (p. 120). DPOF print
files cannot be made for RAW and embedded Adobe RGB
images. Images using an Adobe RGB color mode may not
be reproduced accurately (p. 61).
Images selected for printing are indicated in the playback
displays. The number of copies is displayed next to the
indicator.
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PLAYBACK
MENU
Print indicator
DPOF SETUP
The DPOF-set option is used to set an order for standard
prints from digital images. Single, multiple, or all images on
the memory card or in a folder specified with the view-folder
option can be printed (p. 85).
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
DPOF setup has three options:
Marked frames - to choose a group of images to be printed or when the number of
copies for each image varies. When selected, the frame-selection screen appears (p.
83). Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight an image to be printed. Pressing
the up key marks the image with the printer indicator. The number next to the indicator
indicates the number of copies of that image will be printed. Pressing the up key
increases the number of copies, pressing the down key decreases the number. A
maximum of nine copies can be ordered. To deselect an image for printing, press the
down key until the the number of copies reaches zero and the printer indicator
disappears. Continue until all the images to be printed are marked. Press the controller
to create the DPOF file, or press the menu button to cancel the operation and return to
the playback menu.
All in folder - to select images in the folder specified by the view-folder option.
All on card - to select all images on the memory card for printing.
When the all-in-folder or all-on-card option is chosen, a screen appears requesting the
number of copies of each image; a maximum of nine copies can be ordered. Use the
up/down keys of the controller to set the number of copies. If the all-on-card option was
used to create a print order, any additional images saved afterwards in the folder are not
be included in the order.
DPOF files created with another camera are deleted when a DPOF file is created.
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DATE IMPRINT
To print the date of capture with each image with a
compatible DPOF printer, turn the menu option on. To
cancel date imprint, simply turn the option off. How the date
is printed varies with the printer. Not all printers support this
function.
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
INDEX PRINT
To create an index print of all the images in the folder,
set the option on. To cancel an index print, simply
change the setting to off.
If an index-print order is created, any additional
images saved afterwards in the folder are not
included in the index print. The number of images
printed per sheet differs between printers. The
information printed with the thumbnails can vary.
CANCEL PRINT
After the pictures have been printed, the DPOF file remains on the memory card and
must be canceled manually. The cancel-print option in section 2 of the playback menu
deletes the DPOF files. When the setting is selected, a confirmation screen appears;
choosing and entering “Yes” executes the operation and cancels the print and index-print
order. Two options are available:
All frames C - To cancel all printing files on the memory card.
All frames F - To cancel the printing file in the folder specified by the view-folder option.
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PLAYBACK
MENU
OPENING THE CUSTOM & SETUP MENUS
The custom and setup menus can be accessed from both
the recording and playback modes. The buttons in the top
right corner of the menus are links to the other camera
menus. See page 92 for information on the custom menu
and page 98 for the setup menu.
Open the menu and use the left/right keys of the
controller to highlight the custom or setup
buttons.
Press the central button to display the menu.
Repeat the procedure to return to the original or
different menu or press the menu button to close
the menu.
Setup menu
Custom menu
Image size
Quality
Inst.Playback
Noise reductn
L: 3008x2000
Fine
2 sec.
On
Camera Notes
The control dial moves the cursor left and right in the
menus.
The menu section memory option in section 3 of the setup
menu memorizes the last menu section opened and returns
to that section when the menu button is pressed (p. 106).
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CUSTOM MENU
The custom menu controls operation preferences. See page 91 on how to open the
custom menu.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menus change as the tabs are
highlighted.
When the required menu section is displayed, use the
up/down key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight
the option whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is
indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to
the menu options and the new setting is displayed.
Changes can continue to be made.
Camera Notes
The control dial moves the cursor left and right in the
menus.
92
CUSTOM
MENU
To set AF or shutter-release priority (p. 93).
Priority setup
FocusHoldButt.
AEL button
Ctrl dial set
Exp. comp. set
AF illuminator
AF
Focus hold
AE hold
Shutter speed
Ambient&flash
On
To set the operation of a lens’ focus-hold button (p. 94).
To set the operation of the AEL button (p. 94).
To specify exposure control with the control dial (p. 95).
To specify flash output with exposure comp. (p. 95).
To turn the AF illuminator on and off (p. 96).
To lock the shutter when no card is inserted (p. 96).
Shutter lock
Shutter lock
AF area setup
Monitor disp.
Rec. display
Play. display
On: no card
On: no lens
0.3s. display
Automatic
Auto rotate
Auto rotate
To lock the shutter when no lens is mounted (p. 96).
To control the viewfinder AF-area illumination (p. 97).
To control how the monitor is turned on and off (p. 97).
To set the recording display orientation (p. 97).
To set the playback display orientation (p. 97).
AF/SHUTTER RELEASE PRIORITY SETUP
This custom function has two options:
AF - AF priority. The shutter will not release until the camera
focuses.
Release - shutter-release priority. The shutter releases
even if focus cannot be confirmed. The RP indicator is
displayed on the monitor when this option is selected.
Release priority indicator
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FOCUS-HOLD BUTTON SETUP
Some Konica Minolta lenses are equipped with a focushold button. The operation of this button can be specified in
section 1 of the custom menu (p. 92). This custom function
has two options:
Focus hold - pressing the focus-hold button on the lens
locks the focus.
Priority setup
FocusHoldButt.
AEL button
Ctrl dial set
Exp. comp. set
AF illuminator
AF
Focus hold
AE hold
Shutter speed
Ambient&flash
On
D.O.F. preview - pressing the focus-hold button previews the depth of field (p. 49). With
non-D series lenses, this is active when the aperture and shutter speed are displayed.
AEL BUTTON SETUP
The operation of the AEL button (p. 46) can be specified in section 1 of the custom menu
(p. 92). This custom function has four options:
AE hold - press and hold the AEL button to lock the exposure, release the button to
unlock it. The metering mode set is used (p. 59).
AE toggle - press and release the AEL button to lock the exposure. The exposure
remains locked even after the image is captured. Press and release the button again to
unlock the exposure. The metering mode set is used (p. 59).
Spot AE hold - the spot metering area is used regardless of the metering-mode selected
(p. 59). Press and hold the AEL button to lock the exposure, release the button to unlock
it.
Spot AE toggle - the spot metering area is used. Press and release the AEL button to
lock the exposure. The exposure remains lock even after the image is captured. Press
and release the button again to unlock the exposure.
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CUSTOM
MENU
CONTROL-DIAL SETUP
The operation of the control dial in the auto recording, program, and manual exposure
modes (p. 39) can be specified in section 1 of the custom menu (p. 92). This custom
function has two options:
Shutter speed - this is the default setting. Descriptions in the manual are based on this.
When using program shift (p. 41), PS is displayed as the exposure mode and the
exposure is shifted based on the displayed shutter speed. If the lighting changes, the
shutter speed remains fixed and the aperture changes for the exposure.
In manual exposure (p. 44), the control dial changes the shutter speed. Press and hold
the exposure-compensation button and turn the control dial to change the aperture.
Aperture - When using program shift (p. 41), PA is displayed as the exposure mode and
the exposure is shifted based on the displayed aperture. If the lighting changes, the
aperture remains fixed and the shutter speed changes for the exposure.
In manual exposure (p. 44), the control dial changes the aperture. Press and hold the
exposure-compensation button and turn the control dial to change the shutter speed.
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION SETUP
Exposure compensation setup is set in section 1 of the custom menu (p. 92). This custom
function has two options:
Ambient & flash - when using exposure compensation with the flash, both the ambient
and flash exposure controls are adjusted.
Ambient only - the flash exposure is fixed and only the ambient exposure controls
(shutter speed, aperture, and camera sensitivity) adjust the exposure.
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AF ILLUMINATOR
The built-in flash is used as an AF Illuminator. When the
scene is too dark for the camera to focus, raise the built-in
flash. It fires a few short bursts to provide light for the
camera to focus. When an accessory flash is attached, the
flash unit is used as the AF illuminator. The AF illuminator
can be turned on and off in section 1 of the custom menu
(p. 92).
The range of the AF Illuminator is approximately 1 to 5 m (
3.3 to 16.4 ft.). It does not fire when using the continuous
AF focus mode. The AF illuminator may not operate with
focal lengths of 300mm or longer or with the 3x-1x Macro
Zoom.
Priority setup
FocusHoldButt.
AEL button
Ctrl dial set
Exp. comp. set
AF illuminator
AF
Focus hold
AE hold
Shutter speed
Ambient&flash
On
Shutter lock
Shutter lock
AF area setup
Monitor disp.
Rec. display
Play. display
On: no card
On: no lens
0.3s. display
Automatic
Auto rotate
Auto rotate
CARD SHUTTER LOCK
The card shutter lock prevents the shutter from releasing
when no memory card is inserted in the camera. The
shutter lock is turned on and off in section 2 of the custom
menu (p. 92).
LENS SHUTTER LOCK
The shutter lock prevents the shutter opening and exposing the CCD to dust when no
lens is mounted on the camera. Turn the shutter lock off when attaching the camera to a
telescope or microscope. The shutter lock is turned on and off in section 2 of the custom
menu (p. 92).
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MENU
AF AREA SETUP
The spot focus or local AF areas are illuminated when the
camera focuses. The illumination period is selected in
section 2 of the custom menu (p. 92) between 0.3 seconds
and 0.6 seconds. AF area illuminator activation can also be
turned off.
AF area illuminator
MONITOR DISPLAY SETUP
Automatic and manual monitor display is selected in section
2 of the custom menu (p. 92). The automatic option uses
the viewfinder eye sensors to turn the monitor off when
using the viewfinder. The manual option requires the
monitor to be turned off using the display button (p. 33).
Shutter lock
Shutter lock
AF area setup
Monitor disp.
Rec. display
Play. display
On: no card
On: no lens
0.3s. display
Automatic
Auto rotate
Auto rotate
RECORDING DISPLAY SETUP
The auto-rotate and horizontal display is selected in section
2 of the custom menu (p. 92). The auto-rotate option
automatically changes the recording display as the camera
orientation is moved between horizontal and vertical
positions. The horizontal option fixes the display to the
horizontal position.
PLAYBACK DISPLAY SETUP
The auto-rotate and manual-rotate options are selected in
section 2 of the custom menu (p. 92). The auto-rotate
option records camera orientation with the image file so that
it is displayed correctly with the camera and DiMAGE
Master Lite. The manual option does not tag images. When
the manual option is selected, previously recorded images
are not affected and are rotated when played back.
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SETUP MENU
The setup menu controls camera operation. See page 91 on how to open the setup
menu.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menus change as the tabs are
highlighted.
When the required menu section is displayed, use the
up/down key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight
the option whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is
indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press
the central button of the controller to continue.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to
the menu options and the new setting is displayed.
Changes can continue to be made.
Camera Notes
The control dial moves the cursor left and right in the
menus.
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SETUP MENU
To set monitor brightness (p. 100).
LCDbrightness
Transfer mode
Video output
Audio signals
Language
Date/Time set
–
Data storage
NTSC
On
English
–
To specify camera operation with a computer (p. 100).
To switch video output between NTSC and PAL (p. 101).
To change or turn off audio signals (p. 102).
To set the menu language (p. 102).
To set the camera’s clock and calendar (p. 103).
To activate file number memory (p. 103).
File # memory
Folder name
Select folder
New folder
Off
Std. form
100KM028
–
LCD backlight
Power save
MenuSec.Memory
Delete conf.
Clean CCD
Reset default
5 sec.
3 min.
Off
“No”
–
–
To select the folder name format (p. 104).
To select the destination folder for recorded images (p. 104).
To create a new folder (p. 104).
To specify monitor backlight illumination period (p. 105).
To set the auto-power-save period (p. 105).
To memorize the last menu section opened (p. 106).
To change the confirmation screen’s default setting (p. 106).
Read cleaning instructions before using (p. 106).
To reset camera functions (p. 108).
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LCD BRIGHTNESS
Monitor brightness is adjusted in section 1 of the setup
menu. Highlight “Enter” and press the central button of the
controller to open the LCD brightness setup screen.
Brightness is controlled in eleven levels. Use the
left/right controller keys to adjust the brightness,
the monitor adjusts accordingly.
Press the central button of the controller to set
the level and complete the operation. Press the
menu button to close the screen without
applying any changes.
LCDbrightness
Transfer mode
Video output
Audio signals
Language
Date/Time set
Enter
Set LCD brightness
Low
:adjust
High
:enter
TRANSFER MODE
The data-transfer mode must be specified depending on whether the camera is used to
transfer data to a computer or print images with a PictBridge compatible printer. Select
the appropriate option:
Data storage - to transfer data between the camera and a computer. This option must
be selected when moving image files to a computer or when using the DiMAGE Master
Lite software.
PTP - to print images with a PictBridge compatible printer. See page 126 for more on
PictBridge.
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SETUP MENU
VIDEO OUTPUT
Camera images can be displayed on a television. The video output can be changed
between NTSC and PAL. North America uses the NTSC standard and Europe uses the
PAL standard. Check which standard is used in your region to play back images on your
television set.
VIEWING IMAGES ON A TELEVISION
It is possible to view camera images on your television. The camera has a video-out
terminal which can be used to connect the camera to a television using the supplied
video cable.
1. Turn off the television and the camera.
2. Slide the card-slot door toward the back of the camera to
release the safety catch and open.
3. Insert the plug of the video cable into the camera’s videoout terminal.
4. Plug the other end of the video cable into the video input
terminal on the television.
5. Turn the television on.
6. Change the television to the video channel.
7. Turn on the camera and press playback button. The
camera’s monitors do not activate when the camera is
attached to a television. The playback-mode display is
visible on the television screen.
8. View images as described in the playback section. Because
of the broadcast standard used to display television
images, image quality and resolution will appear lower than
when displayed on a computer monitor.
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AUDIO SIGNALS
When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down,
an audio signal gives a positive confirmation the AF system
has focused. This signals can be turned off in section 1 of
the setup menu (p. 98).
LCDbrightness
Transfer mode
Video output
Audio signals
Language
Date/Time set
–
Data storage
NTSC
On
English
–
LANGUAGE
The language used in the menus can be changed. Highlight
the current language and press the center of the controller
to open the language setup screen.
LCDbrightness
Transfer mode
Video output
Audio signals
Language
Date/Time set
English
Language
Use the four-way keys of the controller to select
the menu language.
Press the central button of the controller to set
the language. Press the menu button to close
the screen without making any changes.
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SETUP MENU
Japanese
English
Deutsch
Français
Español
italiano
:select
Svenska
Russian
Chinese (CS)
Chinese (CT)
Korean
:enter
DATE AND TIME SETUP
It is important to accurately set the clock. When a still image is recorded, the date and
time of the recording are saved with the image and are displayed during playback or can
be read with the DiMAGE Master Lite software. When the Date/Time-set option is
selected and entered in section 1 of the setup menu, the date/time screen is displayed.
Use the left/right keys of the controller or rear
control dial to select the item to be changed.
Date/Time set
2005 . 10 . 23
13 : 14
YYYY/MM/DD
Use the up/down keys or front control dial to change
the item.
Press the central button of the controller to
complete the operation.
:sel.
:adj.
:enter
FILE NUMBER (#) MEMORY
When file number memory is selected, if a new folder is
created, the first file stored in the folder will have a number
one greater than the last file saved. This allows multiple
folders to be created, but the image file numbers will be in
the order in which they were shot. If the file number memory
is disabled, the image file name will have a number one
greater than the last image saved in the folder.
File # memory
Folder name
Select folder
New folder
Off
Std. form
100KM028
–
If file number memory is active and the memory card is changed, the first file saved to
the new card will have a number one greater than the last file saved on the previous card
if the new card does not contain an image with a greater file number. If it does, the file
number of the new image will be one greater than the greatest on the card.
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FOLDER NAME
All recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. Folder
names come in two formats: standard and date.
Standard folders have an eight character name. The initial folder is
named 100KM028. The first three digits are the folder’s serial number,
which increases by one each time a new folder is created. The next two
letters refer to Konica Minolta, and the last three numbers indicate the
camera used; 028 indicates a Maxxum/Dynax 5D.
100KM028
A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is
followed by one register for the year, two register for the month, and two
registers for the day: 100YMMDD. The folder 10150801 was created in
2005 on August 1st.
(Standard)
10150801
(Date)
With the date folder format selected, when an image is recorded a new folder with the
day’s date is created. All images recorded that day are placed in that folder. Images
recorded on a different day are placed in a new folder with the corresponding date. When
a new folder is created, the serial number in the image-file name is reset to 0001 unless
file number memory is active. For more information on folder organization and file names,
see page 120.
SELECT FOLDER
This option specifies in which folder images are saved. Only
folders with a standard folder name can be selected. If the
date folder name option is used, images are placed in a
folder with the corresponding date of recording. Select
folder is in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 98).
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SETUP MENU
File # memory
Folder name
Select folder
New folder
Off
Std. form
100KM028
–
NEW FOLDER
This allows the creation of new folders. The folder-name
option in section 2 of the setup menu specifies the foldername format. If multiple date-format folders are created,
only the last folder can be used for storing images.
File # memory
Folder name
Select folder
New folder
Enter
Highlight “Enter” and press the center of the controller to
create a new folder.
The new folder name is displayed briefly. Every time a new
folder is created, the folder number increases automatically
by one greater than the highest folder number on the
memory card.
101KM028 folder created.
LCD BACKLIGHT
The LCD monitor backlight turns off to conserve power after
a certain period. Press a camera button to restore the
display. This period can be set to 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds
in section 3 of the setup menu (p, 98).
LCD backlight
Power save
MenuSec.Memory
Delete conf.
Clean CCD
Reset default
5 sec.
3 min.
Off
“No”
–
–
AUTO POWER SAVE
The camera shuts down to conserve battery power if no operation is made within a
certain period. The length of this period can be changed to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 minutes. To
restore power, press the shutter-release button partway down. When the camera is
connected to the computer, the auto-power-save period is set to ten minutes. This period
cannot be changed.
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MENU SECTION MEMORY
The camera can remember which menu section was last
opened. If the menu section memory function is on, when
the menu button is pressed, the last menu section that was
last displayed is opened. When menu section memory is
off, section 1 of the recording or playback menu is displayed
when the menu button is pressed.
LCD backlight
Power save
MenuSec.Memory
Delete conf.
Clean CCD
Reset default
5 sec.
3 min.
Off
“No”
–
–
DELETE CONFIRMATION
Each time a delete command is used a confirmation screen
appears confirming the action to erase the image data.
When this screen opens, the no button is highlighted. This
function allows the yes button to be initially highlighted to
make deleting images easier. Care should be taken when
deleting images as the data cannot be retrieved once
erased.
Delete?
Yes
No
CLEAN CCD
Only clean the CCD when necessary. Improper cleaning may damage the CCD.
Dust can enter the camera body when changing lenses. The camera should have a lens
or body cap mounted at all times. Confirm the rear of the lens and cap is free from dust
before mounting on the body.
Clean the CCD in a dust-free environment. Use a blower brush to remove the dust compressed air can damage the camera.
Accessory Notes
The optional DiMAGE Master software can remove the affects of dust from RAW images. This is
done by taking a dust reference image before cleaning the CCD. For more on the full version of
DiMAGE Master, see page 81 or visit us on the web.
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SETUP MENU
The battery should be fully charged before cleaning the
CCD. If battery power is low, this function cannot be used.
The use of the optional AC adapter is recommended over
the use of the battery. Cleaning the CCD without sufficient
power will cause permanent damage.
Highlight “Enter” and press the center of the controller to
begin the cleaning routine.
LCD backlight
Power save
MenuSec.Memory
Delete conf.
Clean CCD Enter
Reset default
LCD backlight
Before the CCD is exposed, a confirmation screen appears;
choosing “Yes” executes opens the shutter and mirror, “No”
cancels the cleaning operation.
After cleaning CCD,
turn camera off. Continue?
No
Yes
Reset default
Remove the lens or body cap.
Use a blower brush to clean the CCD. Hold the body so it
is leaning forward to prevent the dust blown from the CCD
resettling in the camera. Do not touch the interior of the
camera. If the camera starts beeping, power is low.
Immediately stop cleaning and turn the camera off.
Turn the camera off to complete the operation. Replace the
lens or body cap.
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RESET DEFAULT
This option resets all camera modes and menus. When selected, a confirmation screen
appears; choosing “Yes” resets the following functions and settings, “No” cancels the
operation.
Recording and Playback mode
Recording display
Playback display
Drive mode
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
Camera sensitivity
AF area
AF mode
Metering mode
Color mode
Digital Effects Control
Preset white balance
Custom white balance
Color temperature
Full display
Single frame
Single-frame advance
±0.0
±0.0
ISO 100 (auto in auto recording)
Wide focus area
AF-A
Multi segment
Natural
Reset
Daylight ±0
Reset (Daylight)
5500K, green/magenta shift reset
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Fine
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On
Fill flash
ADI
Normal, underexpose, overexpose
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Image size
Image quality
Instant playback
Noise reduction
Flash mode
Flash control
Bracketing order
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SETUP MENU
Playback menu
View folder
Index format
Date imprint
All folders
9 frame
Off
p. 85
p. 87
p. 90
Custom menu
AF/Shutter-release priority setup
Focus-hold button setup
AEL button setup
Control-dial setup
Exposure compensation setup
AF illuminator
Card shutter lock
Lens shutter lock
AF area setup
Monitor display setup
Recording display setup
Playback display setup
AF priority
Focus hold
AE hold
Shutter speed
Ambient & flash
On
On
On
0.3 second display
Automatic
Auto rotate
Auto rotate
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Data storage
On
Off
Standard form
5 seconds
3 minutes
Off
“No”
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Setup menu
LCD brightness
Transfer mode
Audio signal
File number memory
Folder name
LCD backlight period
Auto-power-save period
Menu section memory
Delete confirmation
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ACCESSORY NOTES
This section contains operation and compatibility information with camera accessories.
Please read it in its entirety to achieve the best results with your camera.
LENS COMPATIBILITY
All Konica Minolta AF lenses are compatible with this camera. MD and MC series lenses
cannot be used. For our current line of lenses, contact your Konica Minolta dealer.
The AF Macro Zoom 3X - 1X f/1.7-2.8 cannot be used with Anti-Shake (p. 32); turn AntiShake off. If a lens is equipped with a macro release, the release cannot be used with
Anti-Shake. Focus range limiters set to a range that does not include infinity cannot be
used. The focus range limiter on the SSM-series or D-series macro lenses can be used
at any set range. Anti-Shake may not work with products made by another manufacturer.
LENS SHADOWING
Lens shadowing occurs when the lens or lens hood blocks part of the output from the
built-in flash. Lens shadowing appears as a semi-circular shadow at the bottom
(horizontal pictures) or side (vertical pictures) of the image. Remove the lens hood before
using the built-in flash. Focus distance must be 1m / 3.3ft or greater. The built-in flash can
not be used with the AF 600mm f/4 Apo G(HS).
FOCAL-LENGTH CONVERSION
Because the CCD is smaller than a 35mm frame, the angle of view obtained at a specific
focal length is not the same. To calculate the approximate equivalent 35mm focal length,
multiply the focal length in use by 1.5. A 100mm lens gives about the same angle of view
as a 150mm lens on a 35mm camera.
CCD-PLANE
For some technical photographic applications such as
macro photography, the position of the CCD plane is
necessary. The illustration shows the approximate
location of the CCD plane.
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ACCESSORY NOTES
ATTACHING THE EYEPIECE CAP
The supplied eyepiece cap prevents light from entering through the viewfinder and
affecting the exposure meter or fogging the image when using the self-timer or during
long exposures.
Carefully slide the eyepiece cup from around the
viewfinder frame by pushing on each side of the
cup.
Slide the eyepiece cap over the viewfinder. The cap
should be attached to the camera strap to prevent
loss. Replace the eyepiece cup after the exposure.
OPTIONAL VIEWFINDER ACCESSORIES
The Angle Finder VN and Magnifier VN can be used with this camera. The Angle Finder
makes using the camera at low angles easier. The Magnifier enlarges the center of the
viewfinder image for critical focusing especially for macro photography. These
accessories are mounted on the viewfinder frame as described above. For more
information on these and other accessories, contact your Konica Minolta dealer.
ATTACHING A REMOTE CORD
The optional remote cords (RC-1000S or RC-1000L) can be used
to reduce vibrations from touching the camera during long
exposures. Open the remote-control terminal cover from the right.
The cover is attached to the body to prevent loss; take care not the
sever the connector. Insert the plug of the remote cord into the
terminal (1).
The cord can be attached to the camera strap. Open the
remote-cord clip on the strap and push the cord into the
grove. Close the clip until it clicks into place (2).
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ATTACHING AN ACCESSORY FLASH UNIT
To extend the versatility of the camera, an accessory flash unit (sold separately) can be
used. Always remove the accessory flash when the camera is not in use, and replace the
accessory-shoe cap to protect the contacts.
Slide the accessory-shoe cap off as shown.
Mount the flash unit on the accessory shoe
by sliding it forward until it stops.
FLASH COMPATIBILITY
The following flash units are compatible with this camera:
Maxxum/Program Flash 2500(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 3600HS(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 5600HS(D)
Macro Ring Flash 1200 with Macro Flash Controller
Macro Twin Flash 2400 with Macro Flash Controller
HIGH-SPEED SYNC. (HSS)
This camera is compatible with the High Speed Sync.
(HSS) function in the Program/Maxxum Flash 5600HS(D)
and 3600HS(D). This allows the camera to use its full
range of shutter speeds up to 1/4000 second. HSS cannot
be used with the 2-second self-timer drive mode nor the
rear sync. flash mode.
Attach a compatible flash unit to the camera. Set the flash
unit to HSS. When the shutter speed exceeds the camera
sync. speed, the High Speed Sync. indicator (H) is
displayed on the monitor and in the viewfinder.
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ACCESSORY NOTES
High Speed Sync. indicator
PC FLASH ADAPTER PCT-100
The PC Flash Adapter PCT-100 allows a studio or location flash system to be connected
to the camera with a standard PC cord. The adapter is compatible with both center
positive (normal polarity) and center negative (positive polarity) flash units with a voltage
of 400V or lower. The software upgrade included with the PCT-100 should not be used.
To ensure correct exposures, use the manual exposure mode. Set the shutter speed
equal to or slower than the flash duration; refer to the flash unit’s instruction manual. The
camera’s flash-compensation function has no affect on the flash exposure. To make an
exposure bracket, press and hold the AEL button during the bracketing series to control
the exposure with the aperture rather than the shutter speed.
The use of custom white balance is recommended. When calibrating the camera, use the
shutter speed and aperture settings require for the final exposure. A gray card may have
to be used as the reference target with powerful flash units to reduce the intensity of the
illumination. If custom white balance is not practical, use the preset daylight or flash
setting or set the color temperature to the flash unit’s color temperature if known; auto
white balance is not recommended.
ABOUT THE BATTERY CHARGER CORD
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the sales region. Only use the cord
in the region it was purchased.
Region
Product code
Continental Europe, Korea, Singapore (220-240V)
Great Britain, Hong Kong (220V-240V)
United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan (100V-120V)
China (220-240V)
Australia (220-240V)
APC-150
APC-160
APC-170
APC-151
APC-230
Accessory Notes
The External High-Power Battery Pack Kit EPB-100 is not compatible with this camera.
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DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. This manual
does not cover the basic operation of computers or their operating systems; please refer
to the manual supplied with your computer.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For the camera to be connected directly to the computer and used as a mass-storage
device, the computer must be equipped with a USB port as a standard interface. The
computer and the operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to
support USB interface. The following operating systems are compatible with the camera:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP
Macintosh OS 9.0 ~ 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3 ~ 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~ 10.2.8, 10.3 ~ 10.3.9, 10.4 ~ 10.4.1
Compatibility with Windows XP is with the home or professional editions only. Check the
Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America: http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe: http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
Users with Windows 98 or 98 second edition will need to install the driver software on the
included Digital Camera Software CD-ROM (p. 116). No special driver software is
required for other Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Customers who have bought a previous DiMAGE or Dynax / Maxxum digital camera and
have installed the Windows 98 driver software must repeat the installation procedure.
The updated version of the driver software included on the supplied Digital Camera
Software CD-ROM is required for the operation of the this camera with a computer. The
new software will have no affect on the performance of previous cameras.
A remote camera driver is supplied in the Windows edition of the Digital Camera Software
CD-ROM. This driver is not compatible with this camera.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A COMPUTER
A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The
AC adapter (sold separately) is recommended over the use of batteries. For users with
Windows 98, read the section on how to install the necessary driver before connecting
the camera to a computer.
1. Confirm the data-transfer option in section 1 of the setup
menu is set to “Data storage” (p. 98). Turn the camera off.
2. Start up the computer. The computer must be on before
connecting the camera.
3. Slide the card-slot door toward the back of the camera to
release the safety catch and open. Attach the smaller plug
of the USB cable to the camera. The plug should be firmly
attached.
4. Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s
USB port. The plug should be firmly attached. The camera
should be connected directly to the computer’s USB port.
Using a USB hub may prevent proper operation.
5. With a memory card inserted, turn on the camera. A screen
appears to indicate the start of the connection process.
When the connection is made, the camera’s monitors turn
off. To change the card while the camera is connected to a
computer, see page 124.
Initializing USB connection.
Desktop: Mac OS
With the camera properly connected to Windows XP or Mac OS
X, a window may open to download image data; follow the
instructions in the window. A drive icon, or volume, appears in
My Computer or on the desktop; the volume name varies with
memory card and operating system. If the volume does not
appear, disconnect the camera, restart the computer, and
repeat the procedure.
My Computer: Windows
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CONNECTING TO WINDOWS 98 / 98 SECOND EDITION
The driver needs only to be installed once. If the driver cannot be installed automatically,
it can be installed manually with the operating system’s add-new-hardware wizard; see
the instructions on the following page. During installation, if the operating system
requests the Windows 98 CD-ROM, inset it into the CD-ROM drive and follow the
accompanying instructions on the screen. No special driver software is required for other
Windows operating systems.
AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION
Before connecting the camera to the
computer, place the Digital Camera
Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM
drive. The Digital Camera Software
installer
launcher
opens.
To
automatically install the Windows 98
USB driver, click on the “Install the
Windows 98 USB mass-storage
driver” button. A window appears to
confirm that the driver should be
installed; click “Yes” to continue.
When the driver has been
successfully installed, a window
appears. Click “OK.” Restart the
computer before connecting the
camera (p. 115).
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MODE
Manual installation
To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow the
instructions in the connecting-the-camera-to-acomputer section on page 115.
When the camera is plugged into the computer, the
operating system will detect the new device and the
add-new-hardware-wizard window opens. Place the
Digital Camera Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM
drive. Click “Next.”
Choose the recommended search for a suitable
driver. Click “Next.”
Choose to specify the location of the driver. The
browse window can be used to indicate the driver
location. The driver should be located in the CDROM drive at :\Win98\USB. When the location is
shown in the window, click “Next.”
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The add new hardware wizard confirms the location
of the driver. One of three drivers may be located:
MNLVENUM.inf, USBPDR.inf, or USBSTRG.inf. The
letter designating the CD-ROM drive varies between
computers. Click “Next” to install the driver in the
system.
The last window confirms the driver has been
installed. Click “Finish” to close the add new
hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new
removable-disk icon is displayed. Double click on
the icon to access the camera’s memory card; see
page 120.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
AUTO POWER SAVE (DATA-TRANSFER MODE)
If the camera does not receive a read or write command within ten minutes, it shuts down
to save power. When the camera shuts down, an unsafe-removal-of-device warning may
appear on the computer monitor. Click “OK.” Neither the camera or computer will be
damaged in this operation.
Unplug the USB cable and turn off the camera. Remake the USB connection by
reattaching the cable and turning the camera on.
Konica Minolta History
On February 20th, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. On
board his Friendship 7 spacecraft was a Minolta Hi-matic camera to record that historic
event. The 4 hour, 55 minute, and 23 second flight orbited the Earth three times at an
average speed of 28,000 kph (17,500 mph).
Mr. Glenn visited our Sakai camera factory in Japan on May
24th, 1963 to plant a palm tree to celebrate the occasion.
The palm tree is still in the courtyard of the factory and
stands over eight meters tall (26ft).
The camera? It was not lost. It is on display at the
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space
Museum in Washington D.C. This and other
objects from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury
flight can be found in galley 210, “Apollo to the
Moon.”
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MEMORY CARD FOLDER ORGANIZATION
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image files can be
accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders are located in
the DCIM folder. To copy images, simply drag and drop the file icon
into a location in the computer.
Drive Icon
Dcim
Misc
The misc. folder
contains DPOF
print files (p. 88).
Files and folders on the memory card can
be deleted using the computer. Changing
file names or adding other types of data to
the card with a computer may cause the
camera to malfunction.
From left to right: standard folder and date folder (p.
104).
100KM028 10150801
PICT0001.MRW
PICT0002.JPG
PICT0003.JPE
_ICT0004.JPG
PICT0001.THM
PICT0003.THM
Extra fine, fine,
or standard
Adobe RGB
image
RAW image
Extra fine, fine,
or standard
embedded
Adobe RGB
image
Extra fine, fine,
or standard
image
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Image file names begin with “PICT” followed by a four-digit file number and a mrw, jpg,
jpe, or thm extension. The thumbnail images (thm) are used in camera and DiMAGE
Master Lite operation. If a RAW or JPEG image uses the Adobe RGB color mode without
an embedded profile, the file name begins with “_ICT.”
When a new folder is created, the first three digits in the folder name is one greater than
the largest folder number on the card. When the file number in the image file name
exceeds 9,999, a new folder is created with a number one greater than the greatest folder
number on the memory card: e.g. from 100KM028 to 101KM028.
The file number on the image file may not correspond to its frame number on the camera.
As images are deleted in the camera, the frame counter adjust itself to show the number
of images on the card and reassign the frame numbers accordingly. The file numbers on
the image files do not change when an image is deleted. When a new image is recorded,
it is assigned a number one greater than the largest file number in the folder. File
numbers can be controlled with the file-number-memory function in section 2 of the setup
menu (p. 103).
Camera Notes
Image files contain exif tag data. This data includes the time and date the image was recorded as
well as the camera settings used. This data can be viewed with the camera or the DiMAGE
Master and DiMAGE Master Lite software.
If a camera image is opened in an image-processing application that does not support Exif tags,
and then the image is saved overwriting the original data, the Exif tag information is erased. Some
Exif compatible applications rewrite the Exif data preventing DiMAGE Master Lite from reading it.
When using software other than DiMAGE Master or DiMAGE Master Lite, always rename the
image file to protect the exif tag data.
To view images correctly on your computer, the monitor’s color space may need to be adjusted.
Refer to your computer manual on how to calibrate the display to the following requirements:
sRGB, with a color temperature of 6500K, and a gamma of 2.2.
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DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM THE COMPUTER
Never disconnect the camera when the access lamp is lit - the data or
memory card may permanently be damaged.
WINDOWS 98 / 98 SECOND EDITION
Confirm the access lamp is not lit. Turn off the camera and then disconnect the USB
cable. If Kodak EasyShare is open, quit the application before disconnecting the camera.
WINDOWS XP, 2000 PROFESSIONAL, AND ME
To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon
located on the task bar. A small window opens indicating the device to be
stopped.
Click on the small window to stop the device; the safe-to-remove-hardware message
appears. Disconnect the USB cable.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
When more than one external device is connected to the
computer, repeat the procedure above except right click on
the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon to open the unplug-oreject-hardware window.
The hardware devices connected to the system are
displayed. Click the display-device-components check box.
Highlight the device to be stopped by clicking on it then click
“Stop.”
A confirmation screen appears to indicate the devices to be
stopped. Clicking “OK” stops the device.
The safe-to-remove-hardware
Disconnect the USB cable.
message
appears.
MACINTOSH
Confirm that the access lamp is not lit and then drag the
mass-storage device icon and drop it into the trash.
Disconnect the USB cable.
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CHANGING THE MEMORY CARD (DATA-TRANSFER MODE)
Care should be taken when changing memory cards while the camera is attached
to the computer. Data could be lost or damaged if the camera is not properly
disconnected. Always confirm the access lamp is out before removing the memory
card.
WINDOWS 98 / 98 SECOND EDITION
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Change the memory card.
3. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
If Kodak EasyShare is open, quit the application before turning off the camera.
WINDOWS ME, 2000 PROFESSIONAL, AND XP
1. Stop the USB connection using the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine (p. 122).
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Change the memory card.
4. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
MACINTOSH
1. Stop the USB connection by dragging the drive icon into the trash (p. 123).
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Change the memory card.
4. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
REMOVING THE DRIVER SOFTWARE - WINDOWS
1. Insert a memory card in the camera and connect it to the computer with the USB
cable. Other devices must not be connected to the computer during this procedure.
2. Right click on the My-computer icon. Select “properties” from the drop-down menu.
Windows XP: from the start menu go to the control panel. Click on the performance
and maintenance category. Click “System” to open the system properties window.
3. Windows 2000 and XP: select the hardware tab in the properties window and click the
device-manager button.
Windows 98 and Me: click the device-manager tab in the properties window.
4. The driver file will be located in the universal-serial-bus-controller or other-devices
location of the device manager. Click on the locations to display the files. The driver
should be indicated with Konica Minolta, the camera name, or “USB Mass Storage
Device.” Under certain conditions, the driver name may not contain these names.
However, the driver will be indicated by either a question mark or exclamation point.
5. Click on the driver to select it.
6. Windows 2000 and XP: click on the action button to display the drop-down menu.
Select “uninstall.” A confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove the
driver from the system.
Windows 98 and Me: click the remove button. A confirmation screen will appear.
Clicking “Yes” will remove the driver from the system.
7. Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camera. Restart the computer.
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PICTBRIDGE
Confirm the transfer-mode option in section 1 of the setup
menu is set to PTP. Connect the camera to a PictBridge
compatible printer using the camera’s USB cable. The
larger plug on the cable is connected to the printer. Slide
the card-slot door toward the back of the camera to release
the safety catch and open. Insert the smaller plug of the
cable into the camera. Turn the camera on; the PictBridge
screen is displayed automatically.
Individual still images can be selected for printing on the PictBridge screen; RAW and
images with the embedded Adobe RGB color profile (p. 61) are not displayed and cannot
be selected. Adobe RGB images without an embedded profile can be selected, but color
reproduction may not be accurate because of printer compatibility with the color space.
For other printing options, see the menu navigation section on page 128.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the image to be printed.
Total number of prints
Number of copies
Press the up key to select the number of copies
to be printed. To deselect an image for printing,
press the down key until the number of copies
reaches zero. A maximum number of fifty images
can be printed.
Repeat the previous steps until all the images to
be printed are selected. Press the central button
of the controller to continue.
:move
:select
:print
PictBridge screen
The display button switches between the single frame and index playback formats on the
PictBridge screen. Enlarged playback, activated with the enlarge button (p. 38), can be
used to examine image files on the screen.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The number of prints in the print run are displayed as well
as the print parameters selected with the menu. See the
menu navigation section for more information (p. 128).
Press the central button of the controller to begin printing,
or press the menu button to return to the PictBridge screen.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
5
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
:start
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by
pressing the center of the controller. The printing-finished
message indicates the end of the operation; turn the
camera off to end the routine.
Printing finished.
OK
NOTES ON PRINTING ERRORS
If the battery is exhausted before the print run is complete, printing is canceled. Use a
fully-charged battery or the optional AC adapter.
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the
procedure recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major
printer error occurs, press the center of the controller to end the routine. Refer to the
printer manual for the correct procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer
settings before starting again and deselect the images that were printed.
Printing Notes
Always confirm printer and camera settings before a print run to minimize errors. Setting print
parameters with the PictBridge menu (p. 128) avoids having to set up the printer for each printing
session, especially if the printer is used for multiple purposes.
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NAVIGATING THE PICTBRIDGE MENU
Pressing the menu button opens and closes the menu. The four-way keys of the
controller and the control dials move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button
of the controller enters a setting. The options that can be changed vary with the printer.
Activate the menu with the menu button. Tab 1 at the top
of the menu is highlighted.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menus change as the tabs are
highlighted.
Use the up/down key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key; the settings
are displayed with the current setting highlighted. If “Start” is displayed, press
the center of the controller to continue.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. To return to the PictBridge screen, press the menu button. Read the
following sections on information on the menu options.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Batch print
Index print
–
–
Index to menu functions
Batch print, 129
Data print, 131
DPOF print, 131
Paper size
Layout
Print quality
Data print
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Index print, 129
Layout, 130
Paper size, 130
DPOF print
–
Print quality, 131
Batch print
Batch print in section 1 selects all still images on the memory card for printing. Two
options are available:
All-frames - to print all images on the card. A screen opens so the number of copies of
each image can be specified. A total number of fifty images can be printed.
Reset - to cancel changes made with the batch print option or with the print selection
screen.
Index print
An index print of all still images on the memory card can be
made. The quality and size of the print can be specified with
the camera menu. The number of images per page varies
with the printer. The print-setup confirmation screen is
displayed before the print routine starts.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
5
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
:start
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Paper size
The paper size of the print can be specified in section 2 of
the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup option uses the size
set with the printer.
Highlight the current size setting in the menu
and press the central button of the controller to
open the paper-size screen.
Paper size
Layout
Print quality
Data print
Printer setup
:enter
Paper size
Use the four-way keys of the controller to
highlight the paper size.
Press the central button of the controller to set
the paper size.
Printer setup
L
Postcard
2L
A4
:sel.
2” x 3” card
100mm x 150mm
4” x 6”
8” x 10”
Letter
:enter
Printing Notes
The following are the dimensions for postcard, L, and 2L paper sizes
in both millimeters and inches for your reference:
Postcard
L
2L
100 X 148mm
89 X 127mm
127 X 178mm
3.9 X 5.9 in.
3.5 X 5.0 in.
5.0 X 7.0 in.
Layout
The layout of the print can be set in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup
option uses the layout parameters of the printer. Borderless printing can be specified with
the camera as well as the number of images per page.
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MODE
Print quality
The print quality can be set in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup option
uses the quality set with the printer. The fine quality can be specified with the camera.
Data print
Data can be printed with the image in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup
option uses the options set with the printer. The date of capture and the file name can be
selected for printing. Data printing can also be disabled with the menu.
DPOF print
DPOF print in section 3 allows still images and an index print selected with the DPOF
printing options in section 2 of the playback menu to be printed from a DPOF compatible
PictBridge printer. Simply select the start option from the menu to begin the routine.
The number of prints in the print run are displayed; an index
print is counted as one. Press the central button of the
controller to begin printing, or press the menu button to
return to the PictBridge menu.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
5
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
:start
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by
pressing the center of the controller. The printing-finished
message indicates the end of the operation; press the
center of the controller and turn the camera off to end the
routine.
Printing finished.
OK
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Kodak EasyShare software
The all-in-one digital photography software solution gives you an effortless way to
organize, print, and share your pictures.
Organize your pictures
Kodak EasyShare software automatically organizes your pictures so you can find and
view them quickly. Or create custom albums and sort pictures your own way.
Create beautiful prints
Turn your digital pictures into great prints with no hassles – at home, online, or from
your local retailer.
Share precious memories
Share your favorite pictures with family and friends quickly and simply, right from the
software.
Make the most out of your digital pictures
Make good pictures great with simple-to-use editing tools.
To take advantage of these features, install Kodak EasyShare software on your
computer. Kodak EasyShare software is not supplied in all sales regions. The following
are the system requirements for Kodak EasyShare software:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional
with Service Pack 1 or later,
XP Home or Professional.
Apple QuickTime 6
Mac OS X 10.2.3 ~ 10.2.8 or
Mac OS X 10.3 ~ 10.3.8.
Safari 1.0 or later
If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you require administrator privileges to
install Kodak EasyShare software. For service and support, visit Kodak at:
www.kodak.com/go/easysharesupportsw_english
IMPORTANT: Install the software from the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM before
connecting the camera to the computer. Failure to do so may cause the software to install
incorrectly.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
1.Close all software applications that are open on you computer (including antivirus
software).
2.Place the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
3.Install the software:
Windows OS-based computer – The launcher appears. Click the install Kodak
EasyShare software button to begin the installation routine. If the install window does
not appear, see software notes below.
Mac OS X – Double-click the CD icon on the desktop and open the Kodak EasyShare
folder. Click the Install icon to begin the installation routine.
4.Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Windows OS-based computer – On the setup-type screen, select Typical to
automatically install all the applications. Select Custom to choose the applications you
wish to install.
Mac OS X – Follow the on-screen instructions.
5.Restart the computer. If you turned off anti-virus software, turn it back on. See the antivirus software manual for details.
For
information
on
Kodak
EasyShare software, click the Help
button in the main window or use the
Help drop-down menu.
Software Notes
If the Windows installer does not start up automatically,
initiate the run routine on the start menu. Click the
browse button in the run dialog box and select the CDROM drive from the look-in box in the browse window.
Open the appropriate application and language folders
to located the Setup.exe file. Click on the Setup.exe file
to display it in the run dialog box. Click OK.
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DiMAGE Master Lite
DiMAGE Master Lite is your entrance into digital imaging.
Image-processing tools
Color, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can be optimized to bring out the best in
your images. Advanced RAW image processing for specific model DiMAGE cameras
ensures high-quality results.
Image information
Detailed information on how and when the image was recorded as well as file
specifications can be viewed.
Picture editing
Download and sort your images quickly and efficiently on your computer. Collections of
images can be displayed automatically as a slide show.
Color management
The use of monitor and printer ICC profiles allows accurate display and printing of
images.
The following are the system requirements for DiMAGE Master Lite software:
IBM PC/AT compatible computers
Apple Macintosh series computers
Pentium II processor or higher
PowerPC G3 or higher
(Pentium III or higher recommended)
(PowerPC G4 or higher recommended)
Windows 98, 98SE, Me,
Mac OS X: 10.1.3 ~ 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~
2000 Professional,XP
10.2.8, 10.3.0 ~ 10.3.9, 10.4 ~ 10.4.1
128MB of RAM (256MB or more recommended)
200MB or more of hard-disk space (100MB or more for installation)
A 16-bit color monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024 X 768 (XGA) or higher.
QuickTime 6 or later
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, you require administrator privileges to install
DiMAGE Master Lite. Compatibility with Windows XP is with the Home or Professional
editions. Computers with Windows 98 operating systems require Microsoft Internet
Explorer 5.0 or later.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
For a complete description of DiMAGE Master Lite, refer to the pdf manual on the
supplied DiMAGE Instruction Manual CD-ROM. The manual is located in the manual
folder on the CD-ROM and organized in language folders. Copy the file to your computer
for reference.
Adobe Reader is required to open the pdf manual. A copy of this software is included on
the DiMAGE Instruction Manual CD-ROM and organized in language folders. Double
click on the installer icon and follow the instructions on the installer screens to install the
software. The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded at www.adobe.com.
1.Close all software applications that are open on your computer including antivirus
software.
2.Place the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
3.Install the software:
Windows based computer – The launcher appears. Click the camera support
Applications button and then the install DiMAGE Master Lite button to begin the
installation routine. If the launcher does not appear, see software notes on page 133.
Mac OS X – Double-click the CD icon on the desktop, open the Utility folder, the
DiMAGE Master Lite folder, and then the appropriate language folder. Click the Installer
icon to begin the installation routine.
4.Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. Refer to the Master Lite pdf
instruction manual for detailed installation and operation instructions.
5.If you turned off anti-virus software, turn it back on. See the anti-virus software manual
for details.
The full version of DiMAGE Master gives you all the tools to organize, examine, and
process your images as well as sophisticated tools for RAW processing. For more on
DiMAGE Master, see page 81 or visit us on the web at:
North America:
Europe:
http://kmpi.konicaminolta.us/
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The section covers minor problems with basic camera operation. For major problems or
damage to the camera or charger, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact
a Konica Minolta service facility.
Problem
Symptom
Nothing
displayed on
monitor.
The camera
will not work.
Cause
Solution
The battery is dead.
Recharge battery (p. 20).
The AC adapter is not
connected properly.
Check that the adapter is
connected to the camera and
a live electrical outlet (p. 22).
Display mode set to off.
Change the display mode to
full or basic (p. 33).
Camera
overheating
The camera is hot or it
message is
Turn off the camera and allow
has been left in a very
displayed
it to cool.
hot environment.
before shutting
down.
Shutter will
not release.
Memory card is full and Insert a new memory card (p.
“0000” is
unable to store an image 24), delete some images (p.
displayed on
at the image-quality or
36), or change the imagethe frame
image-size setting on the quality or image-size setting
counter.
camera.
(p. 70).
“----” is
displayed on
the frame
counter.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
No memory card in the
camera.
Insert a memory card (p. 24).
Problem
Symptom
Focus signal is
blinking.
Pictures are
not sharp.
Pictures are
taken indoors
or in low-light
situations
without flash.
While using
flash, the
pictures are
too dark.
Cause
Solution
Subject is too close.
Make sure the subject is
within the focus range of the
lens.
Use the focus-lock function to
A special situation is
focus on an object at the
preventing the autofocus
same distance as the subject
system from
(p. 30) or use manual focus
focusing (p. 29)
(p. 49).
Slow shutter speeds
Use Anti-shake or a tripod,
result in blurred images change the camera sensitivity
to a higher setting (p. 54), or
when the camera is
use the flash (p. 31).
hand-held.
The subject is beyond the
flash range (p. 55).
Move closer to the subject or
change the camera sensitivity
to a higher setting (p. 54).
Always remove the lens hood
A shadow
Lens hood The lens hood blocks the
when using the built-in flash.
appears on
mounted when light from the built-in
Also see the lens shadowing
the bottom of
using flash.
flash.
section on page 110.
the image.
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Problem
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Shutter speed
and/or aperture
display blink.
Subject or scene is
outside the exposure
control range of the
camera.
Adjust the exposure until the
display stops blinking
or change camera sensitivity
(p. 54).
Subject or scene is
outside the metering
range of the camera.
In dark conditions, use the
camera flash. Under bright
light, use a neutral density
filter on the lens to control the
light levels.
CCD setup error.
Turn the camera off and on. If
the Anti-Shake scale
continues to blink, contact a
Konica Minolta service facility.
Inaccurate
exposures
with very
bright or dark
Arrows blink at
scenes.
each end of
the Ev scale.
Anti-Shake
does not
work.
The viewfinder
Anti-Shake
scale is
blinking.
Folder is not selected
Unable to see
with the view-folder
Folder number option in section 1 of the
recorded
not displayed.
images in
playback menu.
playback.
Unable to delete folders with
the file browser (p. 87).
Memory card was
opened on a Windows
operating system.
Select the folder with the
menu (p. 82).
Delete the folder using the
computer.
If the camera does not function normally, turn it off, remove and reinsert the battery, or
unplug and reconnect the AC adapter. Always turn the camera off using the main switch
otherwise the memory card may be damaged and camera settings reset.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CARE AND STORAGE
Read this section in its entirety to get the best results from your camera. With proper
care, your camera will provide years of service.
CAMERA CARE
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Turn off the camera when transporting.
• This camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof. Inserting or removing batteries or
the memory card, or operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.
• When at the beach or near water, take care not to expose the camera to water or sand.
Water, sand, dust, or salt can damage the camera.
• Do not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens directly at the sun;
the CCD may be damaged.
• Keep the camera away from electromagnetic fields from devices such as magnets or
motors.
CLEANING
• If the camera or the outside of the 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 blow away any dust or sand, then gently wipe the lens
with a cloth or tissue designed for optics. Use lens-cleaning fluid if necessary.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
STORAGE
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For long
periods of disuse, store the camera in an airtight container with a silica-gel drying
agent.
• Remove the batteries and memory card from the camera when not in use for extended
periods.
• Do not store the camera in an area with naphthalene or mothballs.
• During long periods of storage, operate the camera occasionally. When taking the
camera out of storage, check that the camera is functioning properly before using.
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OPERATING TEMPERATURES AND CONDITIONS
• This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F).
• Never leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car
parked in the sun, or to extreme humidity.
• When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic
bag to prevent condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room
temperature before removing it from the bag.
MEMORY CARD CARE AND HANDLING
Memory Cards are manufactured with precision electronic components. Konica Minolta
has no responsibility for any loss or damage to data. It is recommended that a copy of
the card data be made. The following may cause data loss or damage:
• Improper use of the card.
• Bending, dropping, or subjecting the card to impact.
• Heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
• Static electrical discharge or electromagnetic fields near the card.
• Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or a computer is
accessing the card (reading, writing, formatting, etc.).
• Touching the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or metal objects.
• Using the card beyond its life. Purchasing a new card periodically may be necessary.
• When using a Microdrive, do not subject the camera to vibrations.
BATTERIES
• Battery performance decreases with temperature. In cold environments, we
recommend keeping spare batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat.
Batteries can recover their power when they warm up.
• Do not store the battery when it is fully charged.
• When storing the battery for extended periods, recharge it for five minutes every six
months. The battery may not be able to be charged if completely exhausted.
• A special built-in battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the camera is
exhausted or removed. If the camera resets each time the battery is removed, the
battery is exhausted. It must be replaced at a Konica Minolta service facility.
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CARE AND
STORAGE
• After initially inserting the battery, do not remove it for twelve hours; the camera can be
off during this period. The main battery is used to charge an internal battery, which
protects settings when the main battery is removed.
• Keep battery and camera charger contacts clean. Dirty contacts can prevent charging.
If the contacts become dirty, wipe them with a cotton swab.
LCD MONITOR CARE
• The LCD monitor is manufactured using high-precision technology and more than
99.99% of the pixels operate properly. Less than 0.01% of the monitor pixels are
displayed as color or bright points; this is not monitor defect and does not affect the
recorded image.
• Do not apply pressure to the surface of the LCD monitor; it may be permanently
damaged.
• In a cold environment, the LCD monitor may become temporarily dark. When the
camera warms up, the display will function normally.
• If fingerprints are on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
COPYRIGHT
• TV program, films, video tapes, photographs, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording or duplication of such material may be contrary to copyright
laws. Taking pictures or images of performances, exhibitions, etc. is prohibited without
approval and can infringe on copyright. Images protected by copyright can only be used
under the provisions within the copyright laws.
BEFORE IMPORTANT EVENTS OR JOURNEYS
• Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries.
• Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment
malfunction.
QUESTIONS AND SERVICE
• If you have questions about your camera or charger, contact your local camera dealer
or write to the Konica Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera or charger for repair, please contact a Konica Minolta
service facility.
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The following marks may be found on the product:
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the EU
(European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE stands
for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration on Conformity
Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc.
Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Digital Camera: Maxxum 5D
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
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. Changes or modifications
not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to 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.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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CARE AND
STORAGE
For EU member states only
This symbol means: Do not dispose of this product together with your household
waste.
Please refer to the information of your local community or contact our dealers
regarding the proper handling of end-of-life electric and electronic equipment.
Recycling of this product will help to conserve natural resources and prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health caused by
inappropriate waste handling.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Number of effective pixels:
CCD:
Camera sensitivity (ISO):
Aspect ratio:
A/D conversion:
Autofocusing system:
AF sensitivity range:
Meter:
Metering range:
Shutter:
Flash guide number:
Flash sync.:
Flash coverage:
Built-in flash recycling time:
Viewfinder:
Field of view:
Eye relief:
Viewfinder magnification:
Monitor LCD:
Recording media:
File formats:
PRINT Image Matching III:
Menu languages:
Video output:
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
6.1 million
APS-C size (23.5 X 15.7mm ) interline primary-color
CCD with a total of 6.3 million pixels
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ISO equivalents
3:2
12 bit
TTL phase-detection system with CCD line sensor.
Ev -1 ~ +18 (at ISO 100)
14-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Ev ±1 ~ +20 (Spot: Ev +4 ~ +20) at ISO 100, ƒ/1.4.
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane
shutter
12 (in meters at ISO 100)
1/125s with Anti-Shake, 1/160s without Anti-Shake
Equal to a 18mm focal-length lens
3s (approx.)
Eye-level fixed roof mirror.
95% (approx.)
Approximately 20mm from the eyepiece or 16mm
from the eyepiece cup at -1 diopter.
0.83x (50mm lens at infinity at -1 diopter).
2.5 inch TFT color low-temperature polysilicon
Type I and II CompactFlash cards, Microdrives.
JPEG and RAW.
DCF 2.0, DPOF, and Exif 2.21 compliant.
Yes
English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian,
Swedish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese (simlified
and traditional).
NTSC and PAL
Battery:
One Lithium-ion Battery NP-400
Optional power source:
AC adapter (AC-11)
Battery performance (recording): Approx. number of recorded images: 550 frames.
Based on the CIPA standard with a NP-400 lithium-ion
battery, 512MB CompactFlash card.
Dimensions:
130.5 (W) X 92.5 (H) X 66.5 (D) mm
5.14 (W) X 3.64 (H) X 2.62 (D) in
Weight:
Approximately 590g (21 oz)
(without battery, memory card, or body accessories)
Operating temperature:
0° - 40°C (32° - 104°F)
Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400
Input voltage:
AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Weight:
86g (3.0 oz.)
Dimensions:
65 (W) X 90 (H) X 30 (D) mm
2.56 (W) X 3.54 (H) X 1.18 (D) in
Lithium-ion Battery NP-400
Voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions:
7.4V, 1500mAh
85g (3.0 oz.)
56.0 (W) X 39.5 (H) X 21.0 (D) mm
2.20 (W) X 1.56 (H) X 0.83 (D) in
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
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INDEX
Access lamp, 22, 24, 122, 124
Accessories
AC adapter, 22
Flash, 79, 112, 113
Remote cord, 111
Viewfinder, 59
ADI metering, 79
Adobe RGB, 62, 88, 120, 126
AF areas, 17, 56, 57
AE lock button, 46, 94
AF illuminator, 96
AF / MF switch, 49
AF modes, 56, 58
AF / Shutter release priority, 93
Audio signals, 102
Autofocus, 48, 57, 58,
Special focusing situations, 29
Spot AF, 47
Auto recording, 27, 41
Anti-Shake, 32, 110
Aperture, 55
Aperture priority, 42
Auto power save, 23, 105, 119
Battery,
Care and storage, 140
Changing, 21
Charging, 20, 113
Condition, 23
Bracketing, 50, 80
Exposure, 52
White balance, 53
Bulb exposures, 45
Camera sensitivity, 54, 55
Camera shake, 30, 32
CCD cleaning, 106
Color mode, 56, 61
Color temperature, 64, 67, 69
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INDEX
Continuous-advance drive mode, 50, 51
Contrast, 56, 63
Control-dial setup, 95
Date and time, 26, 103
Delete, 36, 80, 84, 87
Depth-of-field preview, 49, 94
Digital Effects Control, 56, 63
DiMAGE Master, 62, 81, 106
DiMAGE Master Lite, 62, 132
Diopter adjustment, 19
Direct manual focus (DMF), 56, 58
Display
Backlight, 105
Brightness, 100
Enlarged, 38
Histogram, 35
Luminance limit, 35
Playback, 34, 37, 87, 97
Recording, 16, 27, 33, 97
Setup, 97
TV, 101
Viewfinder, 17
DPOF, 88 - 90, 131
Drive modes, 50
Exposure compensation, 48, 95
Exposure lock, 46
Exposure modes, 39 - 45
Eyepiece cap, 111
File browser, 37, 87
File number memory, 103, 121
Fill flash, 75
Flash, 31
Attaching, 112
Compatibility, 112
Compensation, 56, 60
Control, 79
Modes, 75
Range, 31, 55
Sync. speed, 42, 112
ƒ-number, 55
Focus-area selection, 57
Focus-hold button, 94
Focus lock, 30
Focus signal, 27, 28, 29
Folder
Delete, 87
Organization, 120
Name, 85, 104
New, 105
Select, 104
View, 85
Formatting, 25, 85
Frame counter, 16, 73
Frame-selection screen, 83
Frames-remaining counter, 17
High speed sync. (HSS), 112
Image size, 72
Image quality, 72
Index playback format, 37, 87
Instant Playback, 28, 74
ISO, 54, 55
Kodak EasyShare, 132
Lens
Attach, 18
Compatibility, 110
Focal-length conversion, 110
Remove, 18
Shadowing, 110
Lock, 86
Luminance limit, 35
Manual exposure, 44
Manual focus, 49
Memory card, 24, 140
Menu
Custom, 91, 92
Language, 102
Playback, 82
Recording, 70
Section memory, 106
Setup, 91, 98
Noise reduction, 74
PictBridge, 128
Printing errors, 127
Menu, 128
Pre-flash TTL metering, 79
Program, 27, 41
Program shift, 41
RAW, 62, 72, 120, 128
Rear flash sync., 75
Red-eye reduction, 75
Remote cord, 111
Remote flash, see wireless flash
Reset, 41, 80, 108
Rotate, 34, 97
Saturation, 63
Self timer, 50, 51
Sharpness, 63
Shutter lock, 96
Shutter priority, 42
Shutter speeds, 43
Slide show, 88
Slow sync., 47
Transfer mode, 100, 115
Troubleshooting, 136
USB
Connection, 115
Disconnection, 122 - 124
System requirements, 114
Windows 98 driver installation, 116
Video output, 101
White balance, 64
Wireless flash, 71 - 73
Zone matching, 54
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© 2005 Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. under the Berne Convention
and the Universal Copyright Convention.
9222-2186-11 MY-A506
Printed in Malaysia
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