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C1450 Series
Digital Camera
User Manual
Welcome
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to notify any person of such revision or changes.
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only.
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in
private households in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be disposed
of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to
the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. For more information about recycling of this equipment, please contact
your city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or your household waste
disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources and
ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and environment.
CE Regulatory Notice
Hereby, BenQ Corp. declares under our responsibility that the product is in conformity with the
requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member
States relating, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage Directive
(2006/95/EC).
A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the above Directives has been made and is
available from BenQ Corp. upon request.
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FCC Statement
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 receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
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Safety warning and notice
Before operating the camera, please make sure that you read and fully understand the content in
this section. If you ignore and violate all safety warning notices indicated in this section, the camera
warranty may be void. Meanwhile, not only the camera but also you and all other people and things
around you may be severely damaged, injured, or even placed in danger of death.
For your safety
• Keep the camera and its accessories out of the reach of babies, toddlers, and children. In
particular, small parts such as memory cards and batteries could be easily dismantled and
swallowed by them.
• Use only the original accessories to avoid possible risks to health and property, and thus meet all
related legal regulations.
• Do not dismantle the camera under any circumstances.
• When using the flash, do not go too close to human eyes (particularly for babies, toddlers, and
children) or animal eyes. Otherwise, when the flash fires, the light may cause damage to human
eyes or irritate animals.
• Batteries could explode, for instance. All batteries can cause property damage, injury or burns if a
conductive material such as jewelry, keys or beaded chains touch exposed terminals. The material
may complete an electrical circuit and become quite hot. Exercise care in handling any batteries,
particularly when placing it inside your pocket, purse, or other container with metal objects. Do
not dispose of batteries in fire as they may explode.
• To prevent electric shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.
• Some camera models accept non-rechargeable batteries. When using these batteries, do not
charge them. Otherwise, dangers such as explosion and fire may occur.
Warranty
• Warranty is void if damage or system failure occurred due to outside factors such as collision,
fire, flood, dirt, sewage, earthquake, and other force majeure events as well as incorrect usage of
electricity or use of non-original accessories.
• It is the sole responsibility of the user if problems (such as data loss and system failure) occurred
due to non-factory installed software, parts, and/or non-original accessories.
• Do not change the camera. Any changes to the camera invalidate the warranty.
Taking care of your camera
• Always keep the camera in a leather case or pouch for better protection against splashes, dust,
and collision.
• The only way of replacing the battery and the memory card is to open the Battery / Memory
cover.
• Dispose of unwanted batteries and cameras as permitted by the laws in your countries.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, store your camera in a dry place.
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not drop, knock, or shake the camera. A rude behavior of using the camera may damage the
internal electronic circuit board, deform the lens shape, or make the lens unretractable.
• Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the camera.
• Finger grease may be left on the camera lens and will result in unclear images or videos. To avoid
this problem, be sure to clean the camera lens before taking pictures or recording videos. You
should also clean the camera lens on a regular basis.
• If the lens is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens.
• Do not touch the lens with your fingers.
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• If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and
disconnect the batteries. Next, remove the foreign substance or water and send it to the
maintenance center.
• Whenever there is data in the internal memory or the external memory card, you should make a
backup copy to a computer or disc. So, you can have a backup solution if data loss occurs.
• If the lens cannot retract into the camera, please replace the batteries first (usually this is because
of drained batteries). Then the lens should retract automatically. If the lens still cannot retract,
please contact your dealer.
• Under no circumstances should you push the lens back manually as this may damage the camera.
• All original accessories are designed only for use with this camera model you purchased. Do not
use these accessories with other camera models or cameras of other brands to avoid
unpredictable danger or damage.
• Before initial use of a memory card, always use the camera to format the card first.
• Remember to slide the write-protect tab (if available) to the unlock position. Otherwise, all data
(if any) on the memory card is protected and the card cannot be edited or formatted.
Operating environment
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
• Direct sunlight
• Dusty places
• Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
• In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
• Unstable locations
• Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Do not use your camera in or near water.
• The camera operating temperature is between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius. It is normal for the
operating time to be shortened when the temperature is low.
• The capacity of your camera batteries will reduce each time it is charged/emptied.
• Storage at too high or low temperatures will also result in a gradual capacity loss. As a result, the
operating time of your camera may be considerably reduced.
• It is normal for the camera to become warm during operation, because the camera casing can
conduct heat.
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Do not hold the camera by excessive
force. Plus, be sure to protect the
camera from strong impacts.
To avoid accidental falling, please attach
the hand strap to the camera and always
hold the camera by keeping the hand
strap around your wrist.
If the batteries suddenly depleted and
caused the lens fail to retract, please
carefully protect the lens to avoid
collision and insert batteries with full
power ASAP.
When the camera is not in use, always
turn the power off and make sure the
lens has retracted successfully before
storing the camera in its case. If you do
not intend to use the camera for a long
time, please remove the batteries
from the camera and store the batteries
carefully.
Keep your camera away from sharp
objects and avoid collision.
When the camera is not in use, please
place it in a steady place. Plus, always
keep your camera away from pressure
or any other similar environment
(for example, in a pant pocket) to
avoid possible damage.
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Table of Contents
Touring the camera ......................................................................... 1
Checking the package contents ........................................................................ 1
Camera .............................................................................................................. 1
Front view and bottom view ................................................................................... 1
Preparing the camera for use .......................................................... 3
Using multifunctional buttons ......................................................................... 4
Using an SD card .............................................................................................. 4
Initial setting .................................................................................... 5
Setting language ................................................................................................ 5
Setting date and time ........................................................................................ 5
Operating the camera ...................................................................... 6
Capture mode .................................................................................. 7
More capture options in the Function menu .................................................. 8
Flash mode ........................................................................................................ 9
Face Tracking .................................................................................................... 9
Focus mode ..................................................................................................... 10
Image size ........................................................................................................ 10
Image quality ................................................................................................... 10
Setting EV ........................................................................................................ 11
White Balance ................................................................................................. 11
ISO ................................................................................................................... 12
AE metering ..................................................................................................... 12
Effect ................................................................................................................ 13
Shooting mode ................................................................................................ 13
Aperture Priority ............................................................................................. 16
Shutter Priority ............................................................................................... 16
Manual mode .................................................................................................. 16
Drive mode ...................................................................................................... 17
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) .................................................................. 17
AF area ............................................................................................................. 17
AF Assist Lamp ................................................................................................ 18
Setting sharpness, saturation and contrast .................................................... 18
Digital Zoom ................................................................................................... 18
Date Stamp ...................................................................................................... 19
Instant Review ................................................................................................. 19
Smart Scene ..................................................................................................... 19
Blink Detector ................................................................................................. 19
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Love Portrait ................................................................................................... 20
Pre-composition ............................................................................................. 20
Smile Catch ..................................................................................................... 20
Web Auction ................................................................................................... 20
Movie Record mode settings .......................................................................... 21
Battery status ................................................................................................... 22
Other settings ................................................................................. 23
Playback mode ............................................................................... 25
Options for playback and editing ................................................................... 26
Enlarging an image ................................................................................................ 26
Rotating an image .................................................................................................. 26
Viewing multiple files at a time ............................................................................. 26
Playing back video clips ......................................................................................... 27
Adjusting the playback volume ............................................................................. 27
Slideshow ................................................................................................................ 27
Deleting files ........................................................................................................... 28
Protecting files ........................................................................................................ 28
Red-eye Removal ................................................................................................... 28
Voice memo ........................................................................................................... 29
Photo Effect ............................................................................................................ 29
Trimming ............................................................................................................... 30
Resizing ................................................................................................................... 30
Startup image ......................................................................................................... 31
DPOF ...................................................................................................................... 31
Radial Blur .............................................................................................................. 31
Working with computer and AV system ...................................... 32
Bundled software ............................................................................................ 32
Connecting the camera to a computer .......................................................... 32
Connecting the camera to an AV system ....................................................... 32
Printing images ............................................................................................... 32
Printing with PictBridge ........................................................................................ 32
Troubleshooting and service information ................................... 34
Technical support ........................................................................................... 35
Specifications ................................................................................. 36
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Touring the camera 1
Checking the package contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items.
1. User Manual or
Quick Guide
2. Digital camera
3. Non-rechargeable
AA Alkaline
batteries
4. Software & User
Manual CD
5. USB cable
6. Hand strap
• All pictures, screen captures, and icons used in this manual are for illustration only. Actual
and available products, accessories, as well as their appearance may vary depending on
sales region.
• If any items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer.
• Save the packaging for future shipment or storage.
Camera
Front view and bottom view
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Shutter button
S.S.F. (Super Shake-Free) button
Power button
Speaker
Flash
AF Assist Lamp / Self-timer LED
indicator
7. USB / AV port
8. Lens
9. Microphone
10. Battery cover
11. Memory card cover
12. Tripod mount
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English
Touring the camera
2 Touring the camera
Rear view
1. LCD display
English
2. W (Wide)
- Zoom-out, turn off the
Shooting mode description, or enter the
thumbnail or calendar view (Playback
mode)
3. T (Tele)
- Zoom-in or turn on the
Shooting mode description
4. Playback mode button
- Toggle
between Capture and Playback modes
5. Status LED
6. Strap eyelet
7. Multifunctional buttons (including a
4-way control and a
button)
8. MENU button
or return to the
previous menu
9. FUNC / Delete button
Activate FUNC menu (Capture mode) or
delete photos (Playback mode)
Indicator
Status LED
Self-timer LED
State
Description
No light
The digital camera is off.
Solid green
The digital camera is ready to capture images.
Blinking green
The digital camera is powering on and cannot focus
or capture video clips, or is in the power-saving
mode.
The flash is charging, or the USB communication/
transfer is in progress.
Blinking red
The self-timer function is activated.
• It is normal for the camera to become warm during operation, because the camera
casing can conduct heat.
• The LCD display on this camera is manufactured with sophisticated technology, and
more than 99.99% of the pixels on the LCD display meet standard specifications. Yet, it
is possible that less than 0.01% of the pixels on the LCD display may have some light
spots or show unusual colors. This is normal and does not indicate display
malfunction, nor will this affect the pictures you take with the camera.
• The LCD monitor looks darker in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a
malfunction.
• To prevent your images from being blurred while pressing the shutter button, always
hold the camera steady. This is especially important when you are shooting under low
lighting conditions, under which your camera may reduce the shutter speed to ensure
your images are properly exposed.
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Preparing the camera for use 3
Use only the specified battery for the camera, and always turn off the camera before
removing the battery.
A
B
C
To install the battery:
1. Open the battery cover (A).
2. Insert the battery in the correct direction by matching
the + - label on the battery slot (B).
3. Push the battery all the way down.
4. Close the battery cover (D).
To remove the battery:
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Pull the battery out (C).
3. Close the battery cover (D).
D
• Please select the correct battery type before use (see "Battery Type" on page 24 for
details).
• High-capacity (such as 2500 mAh) rechargeable batteries are recommended.
• Carbon-zinc batteries are not recommended.
• Remove the batteries from the camera if you do not intend to use the camera for a long
time.
• If the lens cannot retract into the camera, please replace the batteries first (usually this
is because of drained batteries). Then the lens should retract automatically. (Under no
circumstances should you push the lens back manually as this may damage the
camera.) If the lens still cannot retract, please contact your dealer.
• The AA batteries that came with the camera are not rechargeable.
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English
Preparing the camera for use
4 Preparing the camera for use
Using multifunctional buttons
You can choose camera settings by pressing the 4-way control or the
button.
English
1. Left/Focus:
• Scrolls left in menus.
• Toggles between different focus modes.
2. Up:
• Scrolls up in menus.
• Turns on/off Face Tracking. See "Face Tracking" on page
9 for details.
• Rotates an image. See "Rotating an image" on page 26
for details.
3. Right/Flash:
• Scrolls right in menus.
• Selects a flash mode.
4. Down:
• Scrolls down in menus.
5.
: Confirms a chosen setting.
Using an SD card
The camera comes with internal memory for storing captured images, video clips, or audio
files. You can also add an SD card to store more files.
To install an SD card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the camera is turned off.
Open the memory card cover.
Insert an SD card in the correct direction.
Close the memory card cover.
To remove an SD card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the camera is turned off.
Open the memory card cover.
Lightly press the edge of the memory card to eject.
Close the memory card cover.
Before initial use of an SD card, please format the card first by pressing
Manage Memory >
/
>
Format >
> Yes.
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>
>
Initial setting 5
You will be prompted to set up the language and the date and time when the camera is
turned on for the first time.
Setting language
Selects the language version shown on the screen.
To select a language:
1. Press
>
. (Step 1 is needed only after the
initial setting is done.)
2. Press
or
and then press
3. Press
4. Press
,
to locate
or
,
Polski
Română
,
SET
Set
MENU
.
, or
to locate the language you want.
to set the language.
Setting date and time
When first time using the camera or the battery has been
removed from the camera for a long time, you need to set
the date and time. They are used to record when a file was
captured.
To set date and time:
1. Press
>
. (Step 1 is needed only after the
initial setting is done.)
2. Press
or
to locate Date/Time, and then press
or
3. Press
or
to select date and time and date format. Press
move to another column as needed.
4. Press
to set the date and time.
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.
or
to
English
Initial setting
6 Operating the camera
Operating the camera
English
The procedure below is a general guideline for basic operation. It is particularly useful if you
are new to the camera.
1. Press the Power button to turn the power on.
2. Press
>
different tabs:
,
and
,
, or
to locate desired options (under two
), and then press
or
to make selections.
Remember to follow the on-screen display or press
for instructions (wherever
available). Next, press corresponding buttons to access and set more options. At any time, you
can cancel the current operation by pressing
to return to your previous step.
3. Press
to zoom-in or
to zoom-out. (In the Movie Record mode, you can still adjust
the optical zoom before or during recording.)
4. Press the shutter halfway to set automatic focus. Once the focus is set, the focus frame
color will turn from white (unfocused) to yellow-green (focused).
5. Press the shutter down fully to capture.
6. Release the shutter.
7. In the Movie Record mode, press the shutter to stop video recording.
8. Press
to view captured images or recorded videos. You can press
to different images/videos, press
or
to view 9 files in the thumbnail view.
9. Press
or
to move
to zoom-in/out a captured image, or press
again to view files in the calendar view (files created in the current month are
displayed by default). Here, you can press
and press
other months.
,
,
to move to a thumbnail
to view all files taken on that day. Plus, you can also view files taken in
• During zoom-in/out, there is a separator in the zoom bar between
and
. For
best image quality, it is recommended to use optical zoom only by keeping the
magnification within
and the separator.
• Flash is automatically turned off in the Movie Record mode.
• The Movie Record mode records both sound and video. The recording time is
continuous, but recording will stop once the memory card space is full.
• In the Movie Record mode, sound is temporarily muted during zoom-in/out.
• Anytime in the Playback mode, you can press
to switch to the Capture mode.
• At any time, you can press the Power button to turn off the camera.
• In Capture or Playback mode, press
to decide what information to show on the
screen.
Digital Zoom
Optical Zoom
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Capture mode 7
9999
P
EV
-1.0
Item
English
Capture mode
ISO
A 100
Description
Page reference
1
Shooting mode
2
Flash mode
13
9
3
Focus mode
10
4
Drive mode
17
5
AEB
17
6
S.S.F.
--
7
Number of shots available
--
8
Image size
10
10
9
Image quality
10
Face Tracking
9
11
ISO
12
12
White Balance
11
13
AE metering
12
14
Exposure value (EV)
11
15
AF area
17
16
Histogram
--
17
Battery status
22
18
Camera shake warning
--
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8 Capture mode
English
• In the Capture mode, press
to toggle among 5 display modes (standard,
complete, none, rule of thirds, and Help Screen).
• Use the rule of thirds display mode to improve your composition by placing subjects on
at least one of the intersections of these 4 imaginary lines.
• Help Screen diagram provides a quick overview to the major functions of camera
buttons.
• While the shutter is pressed halfway, the shutter speed and the aperture are also
shown on the screen (not available in the Movie Record mode).
• While the shutter is pressed down halfway, the AF area color changes to yellow-green,
camera shake warning (appears only if the camera itself detects possible shaking),
aperture, shutter speed and ISO setting are also shown on the screen.
More capture options in the Function menu
Press the Function button
to access more capture options. Depending on your
settings, the displayed option icons in the Function menu may vary.
My Mode
(the 6 most recent
record modes, in
the order used)
You can set the shooting
parameters.
Resolution
Image Quality
Exposure Value
(EV)
White Balance
ISO
Metering
Effect
To use the Function menu:
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
to enter the Function menu and currently selected setting shows.
,
to go to another option, or press
or
to confirm the setting.
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to select a setting.
Capture mode 9
The flash offers an additional light source (usually used in a low-light environment). You
can capture an image using one of the following flash modes.
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto Flash
The flash fires automatically based on the photographic
conditions.
Auto Anti Red-eye
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when capturing
natural-looking images of people and animals in low-light
conditions. Be sure to ask the subject to look at the
camera lens or get as close to the camera as possible.
The flash fires automatically based on the photographic
conditions.
Force On
The flash always fires regardless of the surrounding
lighting conditions. Select this mode when capturing
images with high contrast (backlighting) and deep
shadows.
Slow Sync
Fires the flash immediately at the beginning of exposure
with a longer shutter speed, so balanced ambient
lighting of the foreground subject and background scene
can be reached in a low-light environment.
Force Off
The flash does not fire. Select this mode when flash
photography is prohibited, or when the distance to the
subject is beyond the effective range of the flash.
To select a flash mode:
1. Go to the Capture mode.
2. Keep pressing
to toggle among different flash modes and select a desired option.
Face Tracking
Focuses on the position of faces (max. 10 faces) simultaneously. While using the Face
Tracking function, point the camera to where the people (your subjects) are located. Focus
frames of Face Tracking will automatically detect faces (maximum 10) and show on the
LCD screen.
• Due to environmental factors such as lighting, the number of detected faces might be
different from that of the actual faces.
• To achieve the best result, ask your subjects not to turn their faces partially away from
the lens.
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English
Flash mode
10 Capture mode
Focus mode
Icon
Mode
Description
English
Auto focus
Adjusts focus automatically.
Macro
Used when capturing images at a close distance.
Pan Focus
Used when you want to capture the subjects in a certain focus
range.
Infinity
Used when capturing images at long distance.
To select the focus mode:
1. Go to the Capture mode.
2. Keep pressing
to toggle between Auto focus and focus modes.
Image size
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
14 megapixels
(4320 x 3240)
3 megapixels (2048 x 1536)
3:2
(4320 x 2880)
HD 16:9
(1920 x 1080 in full HD format)
8 megapixels (3264 x 2448)
VGA (640 x 480)
5 megapixels (2592 x 1944)
--
--
To select an image size:
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
> Resolution.
or
to select a setting.
to confirm setting.
Image quality
Icon
Mode
Description
Super Fine
Best image quality with the lowest compression rate. File size is
the largest.
Fine
Better image quality with medium compression rate. File size is
medium.
Normal
Good image quality with the highest compression rate. File size
is the smallest.
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Capture mode 11
1. Press
> Image Quality.
2. Press
3. Press
or
to select a setting.
to confirm setting.
English
To select an image quality level:
Setting EV
EV (Exposure Value) lightens or darkens the entire image. Adjust EV when the brightness
between the subject and the background is not balanced, or when the subject occupies only
a small part of the picture.
To select an EV:
1. Press
> EV.
2. Press
or
to select an EV
from the EV bar. The preview
result based on the currently
selected EV is shown in the
middle thumbnail.
3. Press
to confirm setting.
Currently
selected EV
Middle thumbnail
White Balance
Compensates for color temperatures in different lighting conditions, so white and other
colors can display properly when you capture images.
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto
Adjusts white balance automatically.
Daylight
Used in bright daylight conditions.
Cloudy
Used in twilight or shady conditions.
Tungsten
Used when subjects lit by tungsten (incandescent) lighting.
Fluorescent H
Adjusts for fluorescent lighting. Corrects the green hue of
fluorescent lighting. Ideal for indoor photos under
fluorescent lighting without a flash.
Fluorescent L
Manual
Used when you want to manually adjust white balance in a
particular lighting condition.
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12 Capture mode
To select White Balance:
1. Press
> White Balance.
English
2. Press
or
to select a white balance option. The preview result based on the currently
selected white balance is shown in the middle thumbnail. (When selecting the manual
mode, you must first point the adjustment frame shown on the screen at a blank sheet of
white paper or something similar, and press the Shutter for the camera to detect proper
colors.)
3. Press
to confirm setting.
ISO
ISO configures the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO value, the brighter
picture you can take in a low-light environment. Yet, you may see more noise in the picture
as you increase the ISO value.
Icon
Description
Automatically sets the ISO value.
Equivalent to color ISO 100/200 film. Used for outdoor
photography in bright sunlight.
Equivalent to color ISO 400/800/1600/3200/6400 film. Used it in
a low-light environment or where the flash light is not allowed.
• ISO 3200 for resolution of 3M or under only
• ISO 6400 for resolution of 3M or under only
To select an ISO value:
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
> ISO.
or
to select an ISO Value.
to confirm setting.
AE metering
Icon
Mode
Matrix
Description
Detects the exposure based on multiple points in
the subject area.
Cent. Weight (Center Weight) Detects the exposure of the entire shooting
screen, but gives more importance to the values
near center.
Spot
Detects the exposure based on the center spot in
the subject area.
To select an AE metering option:
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
> Metering.
or
to select an AE metering option.
to confirm setting.
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Effect
Icon
Mode
Description
Normal
No effects are added.
Vivid
Adds an effect with very clear and bright color tones.
Sepia
Adds an effect with dark reddish brown color tones, so
the image or video looks as if it is old.
B/W (Black and White) Adds an effect with monochromatic color tones.
Vivid Red
The image becomes reddish.
Vivid Green
The image becomes greenish.
Vivid Blue
The image becomes bluish.
To select an effect:
1. Press
> Effect.
2. Press
or
to select an Effect option. The preview result based on the currently
selected effect is shown in the middle thumbnail.
3. Press
to confirm setting.
Shooting mode
Select one of the following shooting modes to fit your shooting condition.
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto Mode
The camera automatically decide most settings, so you
can capture images with ease.
Smart Scene
Automatically selects a shooting mode based on the
current shooting environment.
Program
You can set the shooting parameters manually.
Aperture Priority
You can choose an aperture value, while the shutter
speed is automatically determined by the lighting
condition of the subject.
Shutter Priority
You can choose a shutter speed, while the aperture
value is automatically determined by the lighting
condition of the subject.
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Adds color filter effects to the image or video you want to capture.
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HDR
Manual
Lets you set both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Movie Record
Captures videos with sound. When viewing the captured
video file later, you can see a unique icon that appears
on the screen and indicates that this is a video file.
Smile Catch
Automatically takes a shot when a smile is detected.
Blink Detector
Warns of eye blinks if detected & lets you decide
whether to save the image file.
Portrait
Makes the subject (usually a person) stand out with
smooth and natural-looking skin tones.
Landscape
Captures a scene in the distance with the focus area set
to infinity and a lower aperture value. The maximum
depth of view can also be achieved.
Sports
Uses a high shutter speed to capture objects in motion.
Backlight
Increases exposure (by turning on the flash) when light
illuminates the subject from behind.
Night Scene
Captures photos in a low-light environment, such as in
the evening or at night.
Night Portrait
Shoots night scenes and portraits clearly. Please keep
the camera steady or use a tripod while using this mode.
Self Portrait
Takes a self portrait with at least one face in a confined
area.
Love Portrait
Takes a self portrait with at least two faces in a confined
area.
Pre-composition
Captures the background first, so the helper can use it to
take the final shot.
HDR
Increases the dynamic range and enhances the details
of dark areas. (The image size of an HDR image is 3
megapixels.)
Snow
Used under a very bright light environment such as snow
scenes.
Fireworks
Adds exposure time to shoot firework trails. Please keep
the camera steady or use a tripod while using this mode.
Building
Enhances lines & contracts to highlight the sense of the
three dimensions (3D) for a building.
Soft Flowing Water
Uses a low shutter speed for motion blur. Please keep
the camera steady or use a tripod while using this mode.
Web Auction
Reduces the file size for faster internet upload.
Beauty Enhancer
Enhances the tone of skin so that the facial skin appears
smooth.
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Food
Captures food by enhancing color brightness and giving
more vivid colors.
Candle Light
Makes a picture look warm, and thus captures the mood
under candle light source. Flash is always off.
Party
Captures the party atmosphere usually under indoor
light source.
Text
Improves clarity & contrast when taking a close-up
picture of documents.
Child
Increases sensitivity and emphasizes children's skin
tones.
Foliage
Takes a clear and vivid picture of flowers or plant leaves
by emphasizing their saturation and sharpness.
Sunset
Captures the warmth and atmosphere (represented by
hue) of sunrise or sunset.
Voice Rec. (Voice
Record)
Captures background sound only (no images or videos).
When listening to the captured audio file later, you can
see a unique icon that appears on the screen and
indicates that this is an audio file.
• ISO, Metering, and White Balance are not available in some shooting modes like Auto
Mode. You must select another mode like Manual to enable these options.
• When S.S.F. is turned on, adjusting ISO is unavailable no matter which shooting mode
you select.
To select a shooting mode:
1. Press
>
> Shooting Mode >
.
2. The currently selected shooting mode shows. Press
desired option.
When you are selecting from different shooting modes, press
or
to locate another
for detailed explanation
of each shooting mode. Press
to close the shooting mode description when you are done.
3. Press
to confirm setting.
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Aperture Priority
English
Aperture priority is often used when shooting static subjects or emphasizing the depth of
field. In general, use a smaller aperture if a greater depth of field is needed.
To adjust aperture value:
1. Go to the Capture mode with Aperture Priority mode selected.
2. Press
.
3. Press
/
4. Press
to adjust the aperture value.
to confirm setting.
Shutter Priority
Shutter priority is often used when shooting moving subjects. In general, use a shorter
shutter speed to catch a fast-moving object.
To adjust shutter speed in Shutter Priority:
1. Go to the Capture mode with Shutter Priority mode selected.
2. Press
.
3. Press
4. Press
/
to adjust the shutter speed.
to confirm setting.
Manual mode
You can choose the aperture value and shutter speed in Manual mode.
To adjust values in Manual mode:
1. Go to the Capture mode with Manual mode selected.
2. Press
.
3. Press
speed.
4. Press
/
to adjust the aperture value, or
/
to adjust the shutter
to confirm setting.
When toggling between Av/Tv, press the shutter halfway for exposure metering.
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Drive mode
Mode
Description
Off (Single)
Takes one picture at a time.
Self-timer
Automatically takes a picture after 2 or 10 second delay.
This mode is useful when you want to be part of the
picture.
Double
Performs delay and capture twice:
1. Performs a 10-second delay, then captures the
image.
2. Performs another 2-second delay then captures the
image again.
Burst
Continuously takes pictures as long as you keep
pressing the Shutter. The flash is always off in this mode.
Speedy Burst
Press and release the shutter. When the photo size you
select is VGA, Speedy Burst will shoot continuously at
the speed of 30 shots per second. This will stop after 1
second or when the memory card is full.
To select a drive mode:
1. Go to the Capture mode.
2. Press
3. Press
4. Press
>
or
>
> Drive Mode.
, and then select a desired option.
.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
The AEB function automatically takes 3 pictures with slightly different settings in the
shutter speed or the aperture value.
To turn on/off AEB:
1. Go to the Capture mode.
2. Press
>
3. Press
or
4. Press
>
> AEB.
, and then select
or
.
.
AF area
Icon
Mode
Description
Wide
Focuses on a wide range of multiple objects.
Center
Focuses on the center area of the objects.
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To select an automatic focus area:
1. Press
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2. Press
3. Press
>
or
>
> AF Area.
, and then select a focusing area.
.
AF Assist Lamp
This function emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when half pressed the
Shutter button.
To turn on/off AF Assist Lamp:
1. Go to the Capture mode.
2. Press
>
3. Press
or
4. Press
>
> AF Assist Lamp.
, and then select
or
.
.
Setting sharpness, saturation and contrast
Adjusts how colors appear in the pictures by setting sharpness, saturation, and contrast.
To set sharpness, saturation, or contrast:
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
>
or
>
, and then select Sharpness, Saturation or Contrast.
, and then select High, Normal, or Low.
.
Digital Zoom
The digital zoom enlarges or shrinks the image using a software process.
Icon
Mode
Description
Wise Zoom
Reduces the image size, and thus increases the effective
zoom length without sacrificing image quality.
Digital Zoom
Turns on the digital zoom feature.
OFF
Turns off the digital zoom feature.
To select a digital zoom:
1. Press
>
2. Press
or
3. Press
>
> Digital Zoom.
, and then select a digital zoom type or
.
.
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Date Stamp
Imprints the date when a picture was taken on the picture itself.
1. Press
>
2. Press
or
3. Press
>
English
To set the date stamp:
> Date Stamp.
, and then select Date, Date & Time, or
.
.
Instant Review
This feature displays the still image that just recorded for 1 second.
To set the Instant Review:
1. Press
>
2. Press
or
3. Press
>
> Instant Review.
, and then select
or
.
.
During instant review, half press the shutter to return to the capture mode.
Smart Scene
Automatically selects the best shooting mode from Portrait
, Backlight
, Text
, Backlight Portrait
, Foliage
, and Macro
, Night Portrait
, Landscape
, Sunset
, Night Scene
, Snow
.
1. Press
>
> Shooting Mode and select
.
2. Press the shutter halfway to set automatic focus. The selected shooting mode is displayed
in the top left corner of the screen.
3. Press the shutter to capture an image.
Blink Detector
Automatically detects blinking when you capture an image.
1. Press
>
> Shooting Mode and select
.
2. Press the shutter to capture an image. If blinking is detected, a warning message appears
on the screen.
3. Press
/
to save or discard the image, and then press
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Love Portrait
Takes a self portrait of at least two faces.
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1. Press
>
> Shooting Mode and select
.
2. Once faces are detected, the camera will automatically take a picture after a two-second
countdown.
During the countdown, you can press the shutter to cancel the countdown. The camera
will then start detecting faces again.
3. The camera continues to detect faces and take more pictures by repeating Step 2. This
face tracking will automatically stop if no faces are detected.
Pre-composition
Captures the background first for positioning the final image. Ideal for asking others to take
your photo.
1. Press
>
> Shooting Mode and select
.
2. Press the shutter to capture the background. The screen will then display the captured
background image.
3. Use the captured background image to frame the composition, and press the shutter to
capture the final image.
Smile Catch
Captures an image when the subject smiles.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press
>
> Shooting Mode and select
.
The camera is tracking the face of your subject (a white frame shows).
Once a smile is detected, the camera instantly takes a picture.
The camera continues to detect smiles and takes more pictures (Step 3 is repeated).
Face tracking (one face only) is always on in the Smile Catch mode.
Web Auction
Combines maximum 4 shots into one single image at the VGA (640 x 480) size, so it can be
quickly used in situations such as Internet auctions.
1. Press
2. Press
Icon
>
or
> Shooting Mode and select
.
to move to the number of shots you want to take, and then press
Mode
1 shot
Description
Takes one picture only.
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2 shots
Takes two pictures based on the numeric order shown below:
3 shots
Takes three pictures based on the numeric order shown below:
4 shots
Takes four pictures based on the numeric order shown below:
3. Press the shutter to take one picture.
4. If you are satisfied with the this picture, press
to take the next one. (If you want to retake the previous picture, press
and repeat Step 3.)
5. Once you have finished taking all pictures, the camera will automatically combine these
images into one.
Movie Record mode settings
Icon
Description
Video Format: HD 720p (16:9; 1280 x 720), VGA (640 x 480), QVGA
(320 x 240), or Web sharing (640 x 480).
• Recording a video at HD 720p (16:9; 1280 x 720) requires a Class 6 or
above SDHC card.
• The maximum length of a video recorded at HD 720p (16:9; 1280 x
720) is 29 minutes.
• Videos captured in Web sharing mode are stored under the
XXXUTUBE directory (XXX are numbers) with the file size limited to 1
GB or 10 minutes per video file (video recording will automatically
stop).
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H,
Fluorescent L, or Manual. See "White Balance" on page 11 for more
details.
AE metering: Matrix, Center, Spot. See "AE metering" on page 12 for
more details.
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Effect: Normal, Vivid, Sepia, B&W, Vivid Red, Vivid Green, Vivid Blue.
See "Effect" on page 13 for more details.
English
Pre-record: On and Off
When Pre-record is on
, the camera repeats recording a short
video clip for a 3-second duration before you press the shutter. Once
you press the shutter, the previous 3-second video clip will be combined
into the current video you are shooting.
Only the latest 3-second video clip is stored temporarily on the
memory.
To select a Movie Record option:
1. Press
icon
2. Press
3. Press
4. Press
>
> Shooting Mode > Movie Record, and make sure you can see the
on the screen.
, and then select an option.
or
to select a setting.
to confirm setting.
Battery status
Icon
Description
Battery power is full.
Battery power remains adequate.
Battery power is low.
Battery power is very low. You should replace the battery ASAP.
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Other settings
>
, and then select an option.
Option
Sounds
Power Saving
Description
[Startup]
Sets a type of the startup sound.
[Shutter]
Sets the shutter sound on and off.
[Operation]
Sets the operation sound on and off.
[Volume]
Adjusts the volume of the shutter sound, startup
sound, operation sound and playback sound.
[1 min.]
For power conservation, the camera automatically
enters the standby mode after it has been idle for
a period of time. (Press any key to resume.)
[3 min.]
[5 min.]
[Off]
LCD Saving
Date/Time
The camera remains on when idle.
[On]
For power conservation, the LCD screen is
automatically dimmed after the camera has been
idle for 20 seconds. (Press any key to resume.)
[Off]
The LCD screen remains bright when the camera
is idle.
Sets the date and time.
Select a language for display menus and other information.
File Numbering
[Series]
[Reset]
TV Format
Stores the most recently used file number
regardless of deleted files or a change of memory
card. This is useful for avoiding the file name
duplication when images are downloaded to a
computer.
Resets file numbering each time the memory card
is changed.
You can review images on a television with an AV cable.
[NTSC]
America, Japan, Taiwan and others
[PAL]
China, Europe, Oceania, and others
TV Format should be set to either NTSC or PAL depending on
your region. For details about which system should be used, check
with your local authorities.
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LCD Brightness
[Auto]
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[High]
[Normal]
Battery Type
The LCD brightness is automatically set based on
the surrounding environment.
The LCD brightness is increased.
The LCD brightness remains at the default value.
To ensure the camera displays battery level correctly, set the type to
match the batteries used. Carbon-Zinc batteries are not
recommended.
[Alkaline]
[NiMH]
[Lithium]
Manage Memory
[Format]
[Copy to
When using Alkaline batteries.
When using NiMH batteries.
When using Lithium batteries.
Formats the internal memory or the memory card.
Copies files from the internal memory to the
memory card.
Card]
Reset All
Resets the entire menu and button operation settings to initial
default.
The following settings do not change after Reset All:
Date & Time setting
Language setting
TV Format setting
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Playback mode
and enter the Playback mode.
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Press
10/115
IMG 0064.JPG
1.25MB
1/200 F2.8
12M
EV ISO
2.0 400
• When the camera is off, press and hold
Playback mode.
• In the Capture mode, press
for at least one second to enter the
to enter the Playback mode.
• In the Playback mode, press
or the Shutter to switch to the Capture mode.
• While pausing video playback, you can press the shutter to capture the video frame as
a still image in the VGA format.
Item
Description
Page reference
1
Indicates that the camera is in the Playback mode.
--
2
Indicates that the file is protected and cannot be deleted.
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3
Indicates this file has a voice memo or the file is an
audio file.
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4
Indicates the file is marked for printing.
--
5
Displays the shooting parameters when you took the
picture or playback controls. Press
to toggle
between different displayed information.
--
6
Date and time when the file was created.
--
7
File number
--
8
Histogram
--
9
File name, file size, shutter speed, and aperture value
--
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Options for playback and editing
English
When the camera is in the Playback mode, press
can also select any of the following options.
, or
to move to different files. You
Enlarging an image
Magnifies an image, so more details can be seen.
To enlarge an image:
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
to zoom-in or
4. Press
,
5. Press
to move to the image you want to enlarge.
to zoom-out.
,
, or
to move to the area you want to see.
to return to the normal viewing size.
Rotating an image
You can press
time.
to change the orientation of an image at 90 degrees clockwise at a
For each rotation, the image file in the new orientation is automatically saved.
Viewing multiple files at a time
Shows up to 9 files at a time on the screen.
To view multiple files:
1. Press
>
. In this mode, maximum 9 files (shown in thumbnails) are displayed on
the screen. Press
,
,
, or
to select a file, and then press
or
to view it in its normal viewing size.
2. Press
. In this mode, all files are arranged by dates. Press
to select a file, and then press
or
,
, or
to view it in its normal viewing size.
If there are more than 9 thumbnails, you can press
highlighted. Then you can press
,
repeatedly until the scroll bar is
to move to the previous 9 thumbnails or
move to the next 9 thumbnails. To cancel highlighting the scroll bar, just press
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Playing back video clips
View recorded video clips in the playback mode.
1. Press
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To view a video clip:
.
2. Press
or
to move to the video clip you want to view.
3. Start playing back.
• Press
to start playing the video clip.
• Press
to resume.
to stop the video clip, or press
to pause it. Press
again
• During video playback, press
to fast forward or press
to rewind.
• While pausing video playback, you can press the shutter to capture the video frame as
a still image in the VGA format.
• While pausing video playback, you can view the video frame by frame. Press
forward one frame, or press
to rewind one frame. Press and hold
forward frame by frame continuously, or press and hold
continuously.
to fast
to fast
to rewind frame by frame
Adjusting the playback volume
Increase or decrease the volume of video clips, audio clips, or voice memos.
To adjust the playback volume:
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the playback mode.
2. Press
or
to select a video clip, audio clip, or voice memo that you want to playback.
3. Adjust the volume.
• Press
to increase the volume.
• Press
to decrease the volume.
The volume can be set during playback, but not during rewind, fast forward, or pause.
Slideshow
Sets the time interval for presenting a series of captured image and video files (first frame
only).
To play a slideshow:
1. Press
.
2. Press
>
> Slideshow >
or .
3. Change the slideshow settings.
• Use the four-way control to set one of the following slideshow effects:
•
Applies a transition effect from left to right.
•
Applies a transition effect from upper-left side to lower-right side.
•
Applies a horizontal transition effect.
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•
Applies a vertical transition effect.
English
•
Applies a horizontal transition effect by intersecting an image.
• You can set the interval between 1/3/5/10 seconds.
4. Select whether you want to repeat the slideshow.
5. Select Start and press
to play the slideshow.
If you want to pause it at any time, press
stop the slideshow, press
.
. Press
again to resume playback. To
Deleting files
Removes selected or all files.
To delete files:
1. Press
.
2. Press
>
> Delete >
or .
3. Select whether to delete this selected file, other selected, all files, or voice memo only, and
then press
.
Protecting files
Prevents selected files from accidental removal.
To protect files:
1. Press
.
2. Press
>
> Protect >
or
.
3. Select whether to protect this selected file, other selected, or all files, and then press
You will then see the icon
indicating the file is protected.
.
You can remove the protection anytime by following the same procedure as shown above.
Note that in Step 2 the on-screen instruction will ask you how you want to remove the
protection.
Red-eye Removal
The Red Eye Correction function is used to reduce red eye in captured images. This function
is only available for still images. Red eye correction can be applied to an image several times,
but the quality may gradually deteriorate.
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
4. Press
to move to the image you want to apply Red-eye Removal.
>
> Red-eye Removal >
or
.
to confirm the change and save the image file.
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Voice memo
Inserts a voice annotation to an image file.
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
English
To record a voice memo:
to move to the image you want to add a voice memo.
>
> Voice Memo >
4. Select Start >
5. Select Stop >
or
.
to start recording your voice.
to stop recording.
To play back a voice memo:
1. Press
to play the voice memo.
2. Press
to pause the playback.
3. Press
to resume the playback.
4. Press
to exit playback.
Photo Effect
You can add special effects to your images.
Icon
Option
Description
Normal
No effect is added to the image.
Sepia
Recorded image will be stored in a sepia tone.
B/W
Convert image to black & white.
Negative
Mosaic
Colors become the opposite of what they were in the original
image.
Applies a mosaic tile effect to the image.
Vivid Red
The image becomes reddish.
Vivid Green
The image becomes greenish.
Vivid Blue
The image becomes bluish.
To add a special effect to an image:
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
to move to the image you want to add an effect to.
>
> Photo Effect >
or
.
4. Press
, or
to select the effect. The preview result based on the currently selected
effect is shown in the middle thumbnail.
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5. Press
to confirm the change and save the image file.
English
Trimming
Crops part of an image file, reduces the image size, and overwrites the image file or saves it
as another new file.
To trim an image:
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
4. Press
reduce.
to move to the image you want to trim.
>
or
5. Press
> Trim >
,
6. Press
or
.
to select the target image size (8M, 5M, 3M, VGA) to which you want to
,
, or
to locate the area to trim.
to confirm the change and save the image file.
You cannot trim images in the size of 3:2, 16:9, or VGA.
Resizing
Changes an image file to a smaller size, and overwrites the image file or saves it as another
new file.
To resize an image:
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
4. Press
5. Press
to move to the image you want to resize.
>
> Resize >
or
or
.
to select the target image size to which you want to reduce.
to confirm the change and save the image file.
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Startup image
Sets the welcome screen when the camera is powering on.
1. Press
>
> Startup Image >
or
• To use the default startup image, select Default.
English
To select a startup image:
.
• To use a custom image, select My Photos and press
or
to select an image.
• To disable the startup image, select Off.
2. Press
.
DPOF
The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) setting allows you to select images on the memory
card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This
is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing
on a direct print function compatible printer.
To set up DPOF:
1. Press
>
2. Press
> DPOF.
or
and select one of the following options.
• To set the DPOF setting for one image in a time, select One. and press
select an image.
• To set the DPOF setting for all images in a time, select All.
• To clear all DPOF settings to initial default, select Reset.
3. Press
or
4. Press
5. Press
to specify the number of copies.
to decide whether you want to turn the date stamp on.
.
Radial Blur
Applies a rotating motion effect to give a feel of speed.
To apply a Radial Blur effect:
1. Press
.
2. Press
or
3. Press
4. Press
5. Press
to move to the image you want to add a Radial Blur effect.
>
> Radial Blur >
or
or
.
and select a degree of Radial Blur.
to confirm the change and save the image file.
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Working with computer and AV system
English
Bundled software
The camera offers the following programs on a CD.
ArcSoft
PhotoImpression 5
Combines photo editing with creative enhancement and sharing tools
that maximize your digital media experience.
ArcSoft
VideoImpression 2
Creates multimedia presentations by combining photos and video
clips with audio, text and scene transitions.
To install these programs, see the information supplied with the CD.
Connecting the camera to a computer
You can connect the camera to a PC or notebook to transfer, view, print, or edit files.
To connect the camera to a computer:
1. Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to
the camera.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Select Computer and wait for the connection.
5. A Removable Disk icon appears in My Computer. Click
this icon to access the files in your camera.
• When connecting the camera to a computer, it is necessary to install batteries into the
camera.
• When connecting the camera to a computer, please use the original accessory of the
USB cable to avoid possible system conflicts and damage to the camera.
Connecting the camera to an AV system
You can play files in your camera from an AV system such as TV or projector.
To connect the camera to an AV system:
1. Connect the end of the smaller plug of an AV cable to the camera.
2. Connect the yellow video plug and the white audio plug of the AV cable to a video-input jack
and an audio-input jack (left channel) on your AV system.
3. Turn on the AV system, and then switch to the AV source connecting to the camera.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to operate the camera via the TV or projector screen.
Printing images
In addition to printing images by connecting the camera to a printer via a computer or
bringing the memory card (if available) to a photo-processing center, you can choose to
print using PictBridge.
Printing with PictBridge
You can directly print images by connecting your camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer without using a computer.
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2.
3.
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6.
Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to the camera.
Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your printer.
Turn on the printer. Wait for a while until it finishes starting up and is ready to print.
Turn on the camera.
Select Printer and wait for the connection.
Select one of the following options:
• To print one image in a time, select Print One, and press
or
to select an image.
• To print all images in a time, select All.
• To print all images (shown by thumbnails) in a time, select Index.
7. Press
.
• The above procedure may vary depending on the printer type you are using.
• If you connect the camera to your printer while the printer is still starting up, the
camera will be automatically turned off.
• Failure to follow the above procedure will make the camera show an error message.
Please disconnect the camera and the camera will be automatically turned off.
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To print images from a PictBridge-compatible printer:
34 Troubleshooting and service information
Troubleshooting and service information
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If your camera cannot operate normally, see the frequently encountered problems and
solutions listed below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest service center or
technical support.
Problem
The camera
cannot power up.
Cause
The battery has no power.
The battery power
is draining quickly.
The battery or
camera is warm.
Solution
There is no battery or the battery is Insert the battery correctly.
not inserted correctly.
Replace the battery.
The external temperature is
extremely low.
--
Many shots are being captured in
dark places, requiring a flash.
--
The camera or flash was used
continuously over a long period of
time.
--
The flash does not The camera flash is turned off.
fire or recharge.
The light source is sufficient.
Set the flash to Auto Flash.
Even though the
flash fired, the
image is dark.
The distance to the subject is
greater than the flash's effective
range.
Get closer to the subject and shoot.
The image is too
bright or too dark.
The exposure is excessive or
inadequate.
Reset exposure compensation.
I cannot format a
memory card.
The memory card is writeprotected.
Remove the write protection.
End of the memory card life.
Insert a new memory card.
The free space on the hard disk of
your computer is insufficient.
Ensure that the hard disk has
enough space for running Windows
and that the drive for loading image
files has free space equal to or
greater than the memory card in
the camera.
There is no power being supplied
to the camera.
Replace the battery.
I cannot download
images from the
camera to my
computer.
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The camera does
not shoot even
when pressing the
shutter button.
The battery is running low.
Replace the battery.
The camera is not in the Capture
mode.
Switch to the Capture mode.
The shutter button was not pressed Press the shutter button all the way
all the way down.
down.
The internal memory or memory
Load a new card or delete
card does not have any free space. unwanted files.
The flash is recharging.
Wait until the flash mode icon,
indicated on the screen, stops
flashing.
The camera does not recognize the Format the memory card before the
memory card.
initial use or before using with
another camera.
I cannot print
The camera is connected to the
images with
printer when the camera is
PictBridgepowered off.
compliant printers.
Connect the camera to the printer,
turn on the camera, and then select
Printer.
Technical support
For technical assistance, free driver updates, product information, and news releases, visit
the following web site:
http://www.BenQ.com
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36 Specifications
Specifications
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Sensor
Sony 14 Mega Pixels, 1/2.3 inch CCD
Zoom
Optical: 3X
Digital: Up to 5X (Preview) / Up to 12X (Playback)
Lens
f = 6.3 (W) ~ 18.9 (T) mm
F: 2.9 (W) ~ 5.4 (T)
f = 35.5 mm ~ 106.5 mm, 35 mm equivalent
Focus Range
Normal: W= 10 cm ~ Infinity
Macro: W= 10 cm ~ 100 cm
LCD
2.7” LCD 230k pixels
Image Resolution
• 14M (4320 x 3240)
• 3:2 (4320 x 2880)
• 8M (3264 x 2448) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / 3M (2048 x 1536) /
HD 16:9 (1920 x 1080 in full HD format) / VGA (640 x 480)
Movie Mode
HD 720p (16:9; 1280 x 720; maximum video length: 29 minutes),
VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240), or Web sharing (640 x 480)
30 fps
Continuous recording with sound
Shutter Speed
1/2000 ~ 1 sec (Fireworks 2 sec.; Manual, Night Scene 15 sec.)
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L,
Manual
Exposure
-2 ~ +2 EV (0.3EV / step)
ISO
• Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
• ISO 3200 for resolution of 3M or under only
• ISO 6400 for resolution of 3M or under only
Flash
Auto Flash / Auto Anti Red-eye / Force On / Slow Sync / Force Off
Drive mode
Off (Single) / 10 sec. (Self-timer) / 2 sec. (Self-timer) / Double / Burst /
Speedy Burst
Power Source
Two AA batteries
CIPA approximately 165 based on bundled AA batteries
Storage Type
Built-in approx. 41 MB
4GB SD / 32GB SDHC card compatible
File Format
Still Image: JPEG (EXIF 2.2 compatible); DCF compatible
Supported file formats:
• Video: MJPEG
• Audio: WAV
Dimensions / Weight
92.0 x 60.5 x 23.8 mm
110 g (w/o battery & SD card)
Interface
Digital output: USB 2.0 compatible
Audio / Video output (NTSC/PAL)
PictBridge compatible
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USB Cable / Software & User Manual CD / User Manual or Quick
Guide / Hand Strap / Non-rechargeable AA batteries
All information, designs, and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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