Samsung | Digimax 250 | Specifications | Samsung Digimax 250 Specifications

ENGLISH
Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera.
This manual will guide you through using the camera, including capturing images, downloading images and using
the application software. Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera.
Instructions
Use this camera in the following order
Set up the
camera driver
Before connecting the camera to a PC, via the
USB cable, you will need to set up the camera
driver. Install the camera driver that is contained in
the Application S/W CD-ROM.(p.79)
Take a picture (p.21)
Take a picture
Insert the
USB cable
Check the
camera’s power
Check
[Removable Disk]
Insert the supplied USB cable into the PC’s USB
port and the camera’s USB connection
terminal.(p.87)
Check the camera’s power
If the power is turned off, press the camera button
to power it on.(p.25)
Open Window s EXPLORER and search for
[Removable Disk].(p.88)
To play back a video shot with this camera, be sure to use the QuickTime player supplied on
the software CD-ROM. Applications that do not support the MPEG-4 codec (e.g., Windows
Media Player) may not be able to play back the video.
If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to your PC, there is a small
risk that the images could be damaged. When transferring the images taken with the camera
to your PC, be sure to use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to your PC.
Please note that the manufacturer holds no responsibility for loss or damage of images on
the memory card due to the use of a card reader.
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Contents
READY
WIDE / TELE button
25
Voice memo / UP button
27
Getting to know your camera
5
Recording a voice memo
27
About the icons
5
Macro/Down button (Focusing)
28
Danger
6
Focus lock
29
Warning
6
FLASH/ LEFT button
29
Caution
7
Self-timer/ Right button
31
An FCC warning
7
MENU/ OK button
32
This digital camera can be used for
8
+/- button
33
Manufacturer's contents
10
LCD button
34
Identification of features
11
Using the LCD monitor to adjust the
Front & Top
11
camera settings
35
Back & Bottom
11
How to use the menu
36
Side/ 5-function button
12
Size
37
Mode dial
12
Quality
37
Connecting to a Power Source
15
Metering
38
Using the AC power adapter (SAC-32)
15
Shooting
39
Using the batteries
16
Sharpness
41
Instructions on how to use the
Effect
41
memory card
17
White balance
42
Maintenance of the memory card
17
Photo Frame
43
Preserving the memory card data
17
Inserting the memory card
19
Removing the memory card
19
RECORDING
PLAY
Starting play mode
44
Playing back a still image
44
Playing back a movie clip
45
LCD monitor indicator
20
Playing back a recorded voice
45
Starting the recording mode
21
LCD monitor indicator
46
Using the camera buttons to adjust the
Using the camera buttons to
camera
25
adjust the camera
47
POWER button
25
Thumbnail/ Enlargement button
47
SHUTTER button
25
Voice memo / Up button
48
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Contents
Play & Pause/Down button
49
Important notes
70
LEFT / RIGHT / MENU / OK button
50
Warning indicator
72
LCD button
50
Before contacting a service center
73
Delete button
51
Specifications
75
using the LCD monitor
52
SOFTWARE
Deleting all images
53
Protecting images
54
Software Notes
77
Setting up the play back function
Starting the slide show
55
System Requirements
77
Resizing
56
About the software
78
Rotating an image
57
Setting up the application software
79
Copying
58
Starting PC Mode
87
DPOF : Setting the Number of
Copies to Print
Removing the USB Driver for
59
Windows 98SE
90
DPOF : INDEX
60
Removable Disk
91
DPOF : CANCEL
60
Removing the removable disk
92
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
93
Using the USB Driver for MAC
93
SETUP
Using PhotoImpression
94
Setup menu
61
Digimax Viewer 2.1
96
File name
62
FAQ
97
Auto power off
63
Language
64
Formatting a memory card
64
Setting up the Date/ Time/ Date type
65
Imprinting the recording date
65
Beep
66
LCD brightness
66
Selecting Video out type
67
Quick view
68
Initialization(RESET ALL)
68
Latest
69
Start image
69
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Getting to know your camera
Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera.
Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual thoroughly.
When you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and the cause of the camera
malfunction (such as Batteries, Memory card etc.) to the A/S center.
Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for
a trip or an important event) to avoid disappointment. Samsung camera takes no
responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from camera malfunction.
Keep the manual in a safe place.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, Mac and QuickTime logo are registered trademarks of Apple computer.
All brand and product names appearing in this manual are registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
About the icons
This manual contains instructions on using this camera that will help you to use this camera
safely and correctly. This will help prevent danger and injury to others.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in a minor or moderate injury.
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Danger
Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. This may result in fire, injury, electric shock
or severe damage to you or your camera. Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs
should be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Center.
Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases, as this
could increase the risk of explosion.
Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the
camera, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC Power Adapter). You must
contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Center. Do not continue to use the camera
as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera through access
points e.g. the memory card slot and battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a risk of electric shock.
Warning
Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or animals. Positioning the flash too close to
your subject’s eyes, may cause eyesight damage.
When taking photographs, never point the lens of the camera directly into very strong light.
This may result in permanent damage to your eyesight.
For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of reach of children or animals to
prevent accidents e.g.:
Swallowing batteries or small camera accessories. If an accident should occur, please
consult a doctor immediately.
There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts.
Batteries and camera may become hot during prolonged use and it may result in camera
malfunction. Should this be the case, allow the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it
time to cool.
Do not recharge non rechargeable batteries. This may cause an explosion.
Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures, such as a sealed
vehicle, direct sunlight or other places of extreme variances in temperature. Exposure to
extreme temperatures may adversely affect the camera s internal components and could
cause a fire.
When in use, do not cover the camera or AC Power Adapter. This may cause heat to build up
and distort the camera body or cause a fire. Always use the camera and its accessories in a
well-ventilated area.
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Caution
Leaking, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury.
Use batteries with the correct specification for the camera.
Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of batteries in fire.
Do not insert the batteries with the reverse polarities.
Remove the batteries when not planning to use the camera for a long period of time.
Batteries may leak corrosive electrolyte and irreparably damage the camera's components.
Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Do not touch the flash after
using it continuously. It may cause burns.
Do not move the camera while it is switched on, if you are using the AC Power Adapter.
After use, always switch off the camera before unplugging the adapter from the wall socket.
Then make sure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected before
moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the cords or cables and cause a fire or
electric shock.
An FCC warning
This device has been tested in accordance with the limits of a class B digital device
under item 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide protection against
harmful interference in commercial installation. This equipment generates, absorbs and
can emit radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communication. There is
however, no guarantee that interference will not occur in some situations. Should any
interference occur when this device is in operation, please try one or more of the
following measures.
Change the location and direction of any aerial.
Increase distance between the camera and the affected device.
Use a different socket away from the affected device.
Please contact a Samsung agent or a radio/TV engineer.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void user's authority to operate the equipment.
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This digital camera can be used for
Viewing images on a TV.
(refer to page 67)
Printing images using a dedicated
printer, DPOF-compatible printer or
DPOF-equipped photo lab.
(refer to page 59)
Taking a picture.
(refer to page 21)
Downloading image files
from camera to computer.
(refer to page 88)
Editing images on a PC.
(refer to page 94)
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This digital camera can be used for
Creation of a digital photo album.
Recording your voice.
(refer to page 22)
You can even create your own unique gift wrap
paper by using your digital images.
Taking a favourite image and creating
your own personalized calendar with it.
Recording a movie clip
(refer to page 23)
Inserting images directly into any
electronic document.
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Manufacturer's contents
Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product.
marked contents are optional.
Digital Camera
2 AA Alkaline
Batteries
Pouch
VIDEO cable
USB cable
Camera strap
User manual
Product warranty
SD memory card
AC adapter
(SAC-32, DC 3.3V)
Software CD
Digimax Battery I-Pack : SBP-1303 KIT
Battery charger
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Rechargeable battery
AC cord
Identification of features
Front & Top
Power button
Self-timer lamp
Shutter button
Microphone
Flash
USB/VIDEO
connection
terminal
Viewfinder
DC input
connection
point
Lens
Back & Bottom
Autofocus indicator lamp(Green)
Flash indicator lamp(Red)
Zoom W button (Thumbnail)
Zoom T button (Digital zoom)
Viewfinder
Mode dial
Strap eyelet
LCD button
LCD monitor
5-function
button
Tripod socket
+&-/ DELETE button
Play mode button
* When using the digital zoom to take a picture, the composition of the picture may be different
depending on whether you are using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. The picture will be
taken in the composition of the picture as it appears on the LCD monitor.
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Identification of features
Side/ 5-function button
Battery chamber cover
Voice memo/ UP button
Memory
card slot
Battery
chamber
FLASH/
LEFT
button
SELF-TIMER/
RIGHT button
MENU/
OK button
Macro/ Play & Pause/
DOWN button
Mode dial
You can select the desired working mode by using the mode dial located on the back of the
camera. This digital camera has 6 recording modes. These are listed below.
Still image mode
This mode allows you to take still images.
- Still image file format: *.jpg
- Shooting Range
Macro mode( ) : Wide : 0.15m ~ 0.8m
Tele : 0.6m ~ 0.8m
Normal mode
: 0.8m ~ infinity
MySET mode
This mode allows users to save frequently used shooting
settings for later use.
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Identification of features
Voice recording mode
A voice recording can be recorded for as long as the available
recording time of the memory capacity allows.(Max : 1 hour)
Voice recording file format: *.wav
Movie clip mode
A movie clip can be recorded for as long as the available
recording time of the memory capacity allows.
Image size
: 320X240
Movie clip file type
: *.mov
Photo Frame mode
This mode allows users to add frame-like borders to a still
image and save it. 9 types of frames are available.
Night scene mode
This mode is ideal for night photography, or when the subject
is being shot against a dark background.
The meaning of the camera operation mode icons used in this manual are as follows:
Icon
Mode dial
Camera working mode
Icon
Mode dial
Camera working mode
Still image mode
MySET mode
Voice recording mode
Movie clip mode
Photo Frame mode
Night scene mode
Play mode
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Identification of features
Camera status lamp
Color
Status
Blinking and off
Camera Status
Power on processing
When the LCD monitor is turned off
Autofocus
indicator
lamp
(Green)
On
When the USB cable is connected
When the camera is in focus
While saving an image
Blinking fast
While transferring data between the camera and a PC
When the camera is out of focus
Flash
indicator
lamp(Red)
Blinking slowly
Self-timer
lamp(Red)
Blinking
- For the final three seconds, the LED blinks quickly at 0.5-
Blinking once
When the camera’s power is on / when the shutter button is released.
On
While the flash is charging
Flash is ready
(when the SHUTTER button is pressed halfway)
- For the first seven seconds, the LED blinks at 1second intervals.
second intervals.
Beep
Beep sound
Camera condition
Power beep
When the camera power is turned on/off.
Normal beep (a short beep)
Rotating the mode dial/
pressing the camera buttons
Error beep (long beep twice and
short beep twice)
When an error occurs
Self-timer beep
Beeps simultaneously with the Self-timer lamp blinking.
- To hear the beep sound, you have to set the beep sound to on in the setup mode menu.
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Connecting to a Power Source
There are two ways in which to provide the camera with power. You can use batteries or
alternatively, you can use an AC(100 ~ 250V) Adapter (DC 3.3V 2.0A).
We recommend using batteries for a digital camera.(Within a year from the date of
manufacture) The batteries are listed below.
Non rechargeable batteries : AA type
– Alkaline, Ni-Mn, Ni-Zn, Lithium
CR-V3 type – Lithium
Rechargeable batteries
: AA type
– Ni-MH, Ni-Cd (over 1000mA)
CR-V3 type – Digimax Battery I-Pack(SBP-1303)
INFORMATION
Important information about battery usage
It is easy to buy alkaline batteries. However, the duration for using batteries varies in
accordance with the battery manufacturer or the photographic conditions.
When the camera is not used, turn off the camera power.
Do not recharge the non rechargeable batteries. It may cause an explosion.
Please remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for long periods.
Batteries can lose power over time and are prone to leaking if kept inside the camera.
We recommend high capacity ALKALINE batteries as manganese batteries cannot
deliver sufficient power.
Low temperatures (below 0 ) can affect the performance of the batteries and you may
experience reduced battery life.
Batteries will usually recover at normal temperatures.
Do not use old and new batteries at the same time.
During extended use of the camera, the camera body may become warm.
This is perfectly normal.
Using the AC power adapter (SAC-32)
If you have access to a mains supply, using an AC Adapter
(3.3V 2.0A) allows the camera to be used for long periods of
time. Plug the adapter into the connection point (DC IN 3.3V)
on the camera. Remove the batteries from the camera when
using an AC adapter.
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Connecting to a Power Source
DANGER
Always turn off the power before taking the AC adapter out of the mains supply.
As with all mains powered devices, safety is important. Ensure that neither the camera
nor adapter comes into contact with water or metallic materials.
Please ensure that you use an AC adapter (3.3V 2.0A) with the correct specification for
the camera. Failure to do so may affect your warranty.
Using the batteries
: If the camera does not turn on after you have inserted batteries,
please check whether the batteries are inserted with the correct
polarity(+ and-).
1. Open the battery chamber cover by pushing in the direction of the
arrow.
2. Insert the batteries taking note of the polarity
(+ / -).
Inserting the AA type battery
Inserting the CR-V3 type battery
3. To close the battery chamber cover, push it until it clicks.
There are 3 indicators for battery condition that are displayed on the LCD monitor.
Battery indicator
Battery status
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The batteries are fully
There is no battery capacity.
Prepare new batteries.
charged.
Replace with new batteries.
Instructions on how to use the memory card
The camera comes with 6MB of internal flash memory, allowing you to store images and
movie clips in the camera. However, you can expand the memory capacity by using an
optional memory card so that you can store more images and movie clips.
Maintenance of the memory card
Be sure to format the memory card (see p. 64) if you are using a newly purchased memory
for the first time, if it contains data that the camera cannot recognize, or if it contains images
captured with a different camera.
Turn off the camera power whenever the memory card is being inserted or removed.
Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the memory card’s performance.
Should this be the case, you will need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the
memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty.
The memory card is an electronic precision device. Do not bend, drop or subject the memory
card to any heavy impact.
Do not store the memory card in an environment with strong electronic or magnetic fields,
e.g. near loud speakers or TV receivers.
Please do not use or store in an environment where there are extremes in temperature.
Do not allow the memory card to become dirty or to come into contact with any liquid. Should
this happen, clean the memory card with a soft cloth.
Please keep the memory card in its case when not in use.
During and after periods of extended use, you may notice that the memory card is warm.
This is perfectly normal.
Do not use a memory card that is used in another digital camera or memory card reader.
Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or memory card reader.
Preserving the memory card data
If the memory card is subjected to any of the following, the recorded data may become
corrupted :
- When the memory card is used incorrectly.
- If the power is switched off or the memory card is removed while recording, deleting
(formatting) or reading.
Samsung cannot be held responsible for lost data.
It is advisable to copy important data onto other media as back-up e.g. floppy disks, hard
disks, CD etc.
If there is insufficient memory available :If you press the shutter button for the shot, a [CARD
FULL !] message will appear and the camera will not operate. To optimize the amount of
memory in the camera, replace the memory card or delete unnecessary images stored on
the memory.
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Instructions on how to use the memory card
INFORMATION
Don't remove the memory card when the autofocus indicator lamp (Green) is blinking as
this may cause damage to data in the memory card.
You can use an SD memory card and MMC(Multi Media Card).
The SD memory card has a write protect switch
that prevents image files from being deleted or
formatted.
By sliding the switch to the bottom of the SD
memory card, the data will be protected. By
sliding the switch to the top of the SD memory
card, the data protection will be canceled. Slide
the switch to the top of the SD memory card
before taking a picture.
Card
pins
Write
protect
switch
Label
SD(Secure Digital) memory card
When using a 6MB internal memory, the specified shooting capacity will be as follows.
(These figures are intended as an indication of expected performance). These figures are
approximate as image capacities can be affected by variables such as subject matter.
Recorded image size
Super fine
Fine
Normal
1600X1200(1600)
6
10
16
1024X768(1024)
15
26
40
800X600(800)
25
43
64
640X480(640)
40
64
92
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Inserting the memory card
1. Turn off the camera’s power and push the Battery chamber
cover in the direction of the arrow to open.
2. Have the card pins face toward the front of the camera
(lens) and the label toward the back of the camera (LCD
monitor), and then push the memory card into the card slot
until you hear a "click".
3. To close, push the battery chamber cover until you hear a
click. If the memory card does not slide in smoothly, do not
attempt to insert it by force. Check the direction of insertion,
and then insert it correctly.
INFORMATION
Do not insert the memory card the wrong way round . Doing so may damage the
memory card slot.
Removing the memory card
1. Turn the power off using the power button.
Open the battery chamber cover and press the memory
card as shown in the image and release.
2. Remove the memory card and close the battery chamber
cover.
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LCD monitor indicator
The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions and selections.
[ Image & Full Status ]
No.
Description
1
Battery
p.16
2
Recording mode
p.12~13
3
Camera shake warning
p.24
4
Flash
p.30
5
Self-timer
p.31
6
Voice memo
p.27
7
Macro
p.28
8
Metering
p.38~39
9
Time
01:00 PM
p.65
10
Date
2004/01/01
p.65
11
Exposure compensation
-2.0 ~ 0 ~ +2.0 EV
p.33
12
White Balance
p.42
13
Card Inserted indicator
p.19
20
Icons
Page
LCD monitor indicator
14
Sharpness
p.41
15
Image quality
p.37~38
16
Image size
1600, 1024, 800, 640
Number of available shots remaining
9
Remaining time( Movie clip/ Voice recording)
00:01:00/00:10:00
p.37
17
18
Autofocus frame
[
19
Digital Zoom rate
X2.0
20
Optical zoom indicator
p.22~23
]
p.26
Starting the recording mode
If the memory card is inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the
memory card.
If the memory card is not inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the
internal memory.
Recording a still image
1. Insert the batteries (p.16). Insert the batteries taking note of the polarity (+ / -).
2. Insert the memory card (p.19).
As this camera has a 6MB internal memory, you do not
need to insert the memory card. If the memory card is not
inserted, an image will be stored in the internal memory. To
expand memory capacity, insert a memory card. If the
memory card is inserted, an image will be stored on the
memory card.
3. Close the battery chamber cover.
4. Press the power button to turn on the camera. If the
date/time that is displayed on the LCD monitor is incorrect,
reset the date/time before taking a picture. (p.65)
5. Select the STILL IMAGE(
) mode by rotating the
mode dial.
6. Point the camera towards the subject and compose the
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
image by using either the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
7. Press the shutter button to capture an image.
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Starting the recording mode
Using MySET Mode
This mode allows users to save frequently used shooting
settings for later use. Steps 1 through 4 are the same as
for shooting still images.
5. Rotate the Mode Dial to MySET mode (
).
6. You can use the menus that appear when you press
camera and menu buttons to change the desired
camera functions. The last changed function(s) will
automatically be saved as MySET mode.
7. If you rotate the Mode Dial to MySET mode (
) while
in another camera operation mode, the camera settings will
switch to the settings you changed in Step 6.
Recording Voice
Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for recording a still
image.
5. Select the VOICE RECORDING(
)mode by rotating
the mode dial.
6. Press the shutter button to record a voice.
- Press the shutter button once and a voice is recorded
for as long as the available recording time(Max : 1hour)
allows. The recording time will be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
- A voice will still be recorded if the shutter button is
released.
- If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button
again.
- File type : *.wav
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00:10:00
START:SHUTTER
[ VOICE RECORDING mode ]
Starting the recording mode
Recording a Movie clip
Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for recording a still
image.
5. Select the MOVIE CLIP(
) mode by rotating the
mode dial.
6. The MOVIE CLIP mode icon and available recording
time will display on the LCD monitor.
7. Point the camera towards the subject and compose the
[ MOVIE CLIP mode ]
image by using either the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button and movie clips are recorded
for as long as the available memory permits. Movie clips
will still be recorded if the shutter button is released.
Movie clip recording time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again.
Image size and type are listed below.
- Image size : 320 x 240
- File type : *.MOV
Pausing while recording a movie clip (Successive Recording)
This camera allows you to temporarily stop during unwanted scenes, while recording a movie
clip. Using this function, you can record your favorite scenes into a movie clip without having
to create multiple movie clips.
Using Successive Recording
Steps 1 through 6 are the same as those for recording a movie clip.
7. Compose the image by using either the viewfinder or LCD monitor and press the Shutter
button. Recording will continue for the duration of available
recording time. The recording will continue even if you
release the finger from the Shutter button.
8. Press the Play & Pause (
) button to pause recording.
9. Press the Play & Pause (
) button again to resume
recording.
STOP:SHUTTER
10. To stop recording the movie clip, press the Shutter button
REC
again.
[ Successive recording of a movie clip ]
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Starting the recording mode
INFORMATION
When the Flash Off or Slow synchro mode is selected in a low lighting condition, the
camera shake warning indicator (
) may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use
a tripod, support the camera on a solid surface or change the flash mode to flash shot
mode.
Backlight compensated shots : When taking an outdoor shot, avoid facing the sun, as
the image may be dark because of the strong backlight. In backlight conditions, please
use Fill-in flash(p.30), Spot metering(p.39) or Exposure compensation(p.33).
Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image.
As there can be some differences between what is seen through the Viewfinder and the
resulting image when taken at a range closer than 1.5m, it is recommended that you use
the LCD monitor to compose these shots.
Using the LCD monitor extensively will drain the batteries.
We recommend turning off the LCD monitor and using the optical viewfinder as often as
possible in order to extend battery life.
Under certain conditions the focus system may not perform as expected.
- In Macro focus mode, if the distance from a subject is closer than 0.15m or farther than
Macro focus 0.8m.
Keep the distance between 0.15m~0.8m in Macro focus mode.
- In Normal focus mode, if the distance from a subject is closer than 0.8m.
Keep the distance between 0.8m ~ Infinity in Normal focus mode.
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Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera
The RECORDING mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons.
POWER button
Used for turning the camera’s power on / off.
If there is no operation during the specified time, the
camera’s power will be turned off automatically to save
battery life.
SHUTTER button
Used for taking an image or recording voice in the
RECORDING (STILL IMAGE, VOICE RECORDING,
MOVIE CLIP) mode.
In MOVIE CLIP mode :
Pressing the shutter button down fully starts the process for
recording a movie clip. Press the shutter button once and
the movie clip is recorded for as long as the available
recording time in the memory allows. If you wish to stop
recording, press the shutter button again.
WIDE / TELE button
If the menu is not displayed, this button works as the
OPTICAL ZOOM or DIGITAL ZOOM button.
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WIDE / TELE button
This camera has a 2X optical zoom and a 2X digital zoom function. Using both will offer a
total zoom ratio of 4X. When you press the zoom (W/T) button, the zoom bar will display in
the upper center part of the LCD monitor.
TELE Zoom
Optical zoom TELE
Digital zoom TELE
: Pressing the zoom button T. This will zoom into the subject i.e.
the subject will appear nearer.
: When the maximum (2X) optical zoom is selected, pressing the
zoom button T activates the digital zoom software. Releasing
zoom button T stops the digital zooming at the required setting.
Once the maximum digital zoom (2X) is achieved, pressing the
zoom button T will have no effect. You can check the digital zoom
rate with the [X1.1 ~ X 2.0] numerical mark next to the zoom bar.
Pressing the
TELE button
Pressing the
TELE button
[ WIDE zoom ]
WIDE Zoom
Optical zoom WIDE
[ TELE zoom ]
[ Digital zoom 2.0X ]
: Pressing the zoom button W. This will zoom out from the subject
i.e. the subject will appear further away. Pressing the W button
continuously will set the camera to its minimum zoom setting i.e.
the subject appears at its furthest from the camera.
Pressing the
WIDE button
[ TELE zoom ]
Digital zoom WIDE
Optical zoom
Pressing the
WIDE button
[ Optical zoom 1.5X ]
[ WIDE zoom ]
: When the digital zoom is in operation, pressing the zoom button
W will reduce the digital zooming in steps. Releasing zoom button
W stops digital zooming. Pressing the W button will reduce the
digital zoom and then it will continue to reduce the optical zoom
until the minimum setting is reached.
Digital zoom
Pressing the
WIDE button
[ Digital zoom 2.0X ]
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Pressing the
WIDE button
[ Digital zoom 1.5X ]
[ TELE zoom ]
WIDE / TELE button
INFORMATION
To use the digital zoom the LCD monitor has to be turned on.
Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for the camera to process.
Allow time for this to take place.
The digital zoom cannot be used in movie clip shots.
Digital Zoom will not work in Night Scene mode.
You may notice a decrease in image quality when using the digital zoom.
When the maximum(2X) optical zoom is selected, pressing the zoom button T increases
the digital zoom ratio by 0.1 steps.
If the movie clip is being recorded, the zoom operation cannot be activated.
Take care not to touch the lens to avoid taking an unclear image and possibly causing
camera malfunction.
If the image is dim, turn the camera power off and on again to modify the lens position.
Take care not to press the lens as this may cause a camera malfunction.
When the camera is turned on, take care not to touch the camera s moving lens parts as
this may cause the resulting image to be dim and unclear.
Take care not to touch the lens during zoom operation as this may cause damage.
Voice memo(
)/ UP button
While the menu is showing, press the UP button to move up the submenu cursor.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the voice
memo( ) button. You can add your voice-over to a stored still image.
Recording a voice memo
1. Select STILL IMAGE mode by rotating the mode dial.
2. Press the VOICE MEMO(
) button. If the voice memo indicator is displayed on the LCD
monitor, the setting is completed.
[ Preparing for Voice Memo ]
[ Recording Voice Memo ]
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Voice memo(
)/ UP button
3. Press the shutter button and take a picture. The picture is stored on the memory card.
4. Voice memo will be recorded for ten seconds from the moment the picture is stored.
In the middle of the sound recording, pressing the shutter button will stop the voice memo.
Macro(
) / Down button (Focusing)
While the menu is showing, press the DOWN button to move from the main menu to a
submenu, or to move down the submenu cursor.
When the menu is not showing, you can use the MACRO (
)/DOWN button to take macro
pictures (within the distance range of 0.15~0.8 m for WIDE and 0.6~0.8 m for TELE) in the
STILL IMAGE mode.
Pressing the
MACRO button
[ Autofocus ]
[ Macro ]
INFORMATION
When the macro mode is selected, it is possible that camera shake will occur.
If this is the case, use a tripod to eliminate this.
When the macro mode is selected, it is recommended that you use the LCD monitor to
compose these shots.
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Focus lock
To focus on the subject positioned outside of the center, use the focus lock function.
Using the Focus Lock
1. Ensure the subject in the center of the autofocus frame.
2. Press the SHUTTER button halfway. The Autofocus frame(green) will light up, indicating
that the camera is in focus. Be careful not to press the SHUTTER button all the way down
to avoid taking an unwanted picture.
3. With the SHUTTER button still pressed down only halfway, move the camera to
recompose your picture as desired, and then press the SHUTTER button completely to
take the picture. If you release your finger from the SHUTTER button, the focus lock
function will be canceled.
[ The image to be captured ]
FLASH(
[ Press the SHUTTER button
halfway and focus on the subject ]
[ Recompose the picture and fully
depress the SHUTTER button ]
) / LEFT button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing
the LEFT button makes the cursor shift to the left tab.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the
LEFT button operates as the FLASH (
) button.
Selecting the flash mode
1. Rotate the mode dial to select the STILL IMAGE mode.
2. Press the Flash(
) button until the desired flash mode
indicator displays on the LCD monitor.
3. A flash mode indicator will be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
Use the correct flash to suit the environment.
[ Selecting the Auto flash ]
Flash range
(Unit : m)
AUTO FOCUS
MACRO
ISO
AUTO
WIDE
TELE
WIDE
TELE
0.8~3.0
0.8~2.5
0.15~0.8
0.6~0.8
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FLASH(
) / LEFT button
Flash mode indicator
ICON
Flash mode
Auto flash
Red eye
reduction
Description
If the subject or background is dark, the camera flash will operate
automatically.
If a subject or background is dark, the camera flash will work
automatically and will reduce the red-eye effect by using the red-eye
reduction function.
The flash fires regardless of available light. The intensity of the flash will be
Fill in flash
controlled, according to the prevailing conditions.
The brighter the background or subject is, the less intense the flash will be.
The flash will operate in conjunction with a slow shutter speed in order to
Slow synchro
obtain the correct exposure. We recommend using a tripod for this
function. When you take an image in a condition with poor light, the
camera shake warning indicator (
) will display on the LCD monitor.
The flash does not fire. Select this mode when capturing images in a
Flash off
place or situation where flash photography is prohibited.
When you capture an image in a poorly lit condition, the camera shake
warning indicator (
) will display on the LCD monitor.
INFORMATION
Using the flash frequently will reduce the life of the batteries.
Under normal operating conditions the charging time for the flash is normally within 8
seconds. If the batteries are weak, the charging time will be longer.
During the movie clip mode, the flash function will not operate.
Take photographs within the flash range.
The image quality is not guaranteed if the subject is too close or highly reflective.
The LCD monitor is turned off for a while after using the flash to recharge it.
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Self-timer(
) / Right button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right button makes the cursor
shift to the sub tab.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT button operates as the Selftimer( ) button. This function is used when the photographer would also like to be in the
image.
Self-timer Types by Available Mode
Self-timer
Camera mode
2SEC
10SEC
Double
Selecting the self-timer
1.Rotate the MODE DIAL to select a recording mode other
than Voice Recording mode.
2. Press the SELF-TIMER button until the desired mode
indicator displays on the LCD monitor.
A 10 second, 2 second or Double self-timer icon
appears on the LCD monitor. In Movie Clip mode, only
the 10-second self-timer will work.
10SEC self-timer(
):
Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval of
10 seconds before the image is taken.
2SEC self-timer(
):
Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval of
2 seconds before the image is taken.
Double self-timer (
):
A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2
[ Selecting the 10SEC self-timer ]
seconds later a second picture will be taken. When
using the flash, the 2-second self-timer may be delayed
for longer than 2 seconds depending on the flash charge time.
3. When you press the SHUTTER button, the picture will be taken after the specified time
has elapsed.
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Self-timer(
) / Right button
INFORMATION
The default is OFF.
When taking a picture using the self-timer, the self-timer lamp works as follows:
10 second self-timer setting : The self-timer lamp blinks at 1 second intervals for the first
7 seconds. It blinks at 0.5 second intervals for the
remaining 3 seconds.
2 second self-timer setting : The self-timer lamp blinks at 0.5 second intervals for 2
seconds.
If you operate the Power button, Mode dial and Self-timer button during the self-timer
operation, the self-timer function is cancelled.
Use a tripod to prevent the camera from shaking.
MENU/ OK button
If the menu is displayed, use the 5-Function buttons to change the data values and for your
changes to be accepted.
If the menu is not displayed, press the MENU/OK button to display a menu for the current
camera mode on the LCD monitor. Press the button again to return to the previous state.
Pressing the
MENU
button
[ Menu off ]
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SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
[ Menu on ]
1600
+/- button
You can use the +/- button to adjust the values for the exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation : This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the
ambient lighting conditions. You can also select the exposure value by using the +/- button. In
Still image, MySET and Photo Frame mode, the exposure compensation can be adjusted
between -2.0EV and +2.0EV (at 0.5EV increment), and in Night Scene mode, you can set the
Longtime shutter.
Compensating Exposure
1. When you press the +/- button, the exposure
compensation menu bar and the exposure
compensation icon (
) will appear as shown.
2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to set the desired
exposure compensation factor ( Ev).
3. Press the +/- button again. The value you set will be
saved and the Exposure Compensation setup mode will
close. If you change the exposure value, the exposure
indicator (
) will be displayed on the bottom of the
LCD monitor.
Setting the Long-time Shutter (Night Scene mode)
1. Turn the Mode Dial to select Night Scene mode.
2. Press the +/- button. Available shutter speeds will be
displayed as shown in the picture.
3. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the desired
shutter speed.
4. Press the +/- button. The menu will disappear and the
long-time shutter speed will be set. Then the long-time
shutter icon ( LT ) will be displayed at the bottom right of
the LCD monitor.
INFORMATION
A negative exposure compensation value reduces the exposure. Note that a positive
exposure compensation value increases the exposure and the LCD monitor will appear
white or you may not get good pictures.
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LCD button
You can check the recording status in the LCD monitor.
Each time you press the LCD button in a recording mode,
except Voice Recording mode, the LCD monitor display
changes as follows:
Pressing the
LCD button
[ Image & full information ]
[ Image & basic information ]
Pressing the LCD button
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Pressing the
LCD button
[ LCD off ]
Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings
You can use the menu on the LCD monitor to set up recording functions.
INFORMATION
The menu will not be displayed on the LCD monitor in the following circumstances:
- When another button is being operated.
- While image data is being processed.
(when the camera status lamp next to the viewfinder illuminates)
- When there is no battery capacity.
When the menu is showing on the LCD monitor, it is not possible to operate the shutter
button i.e. capture an image. To capture an image, simply cancel the menu display by
pressing the MENU button.
The following functions are available, depending on the mode you have selected.
The items indicated by
are default settings.
Menu tab
Main menu
Sub menu
Camera working mode
1600X1200
SIZE
1024X768
800X600
640X480
S.FINE
FINE
QUALITY
NORMAL
HIGH
LOW
METERING
MULTI
SPOT
SINGLE
SHOOTING
CONTINUOUS
AEB
SOFT
SHARP
NORMAL
VIVID
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Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings
Menu tab
Main menu
Sub menu
Camera working mode
NORMAL
EFFECT
B&W
SEPIA
AUTO
W.BALANCE
DAYLIGHT
CLOUDY
SUNSET
FLUORESCENT
TUNGSTEN
CUSTOM
PHOTO FRAME
FRAME 1~9
How to use the menu
1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears.
However, there is no menu for Voice Recording mode (
).
2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to navigate through the menus.
Press the
LEFT or
RIGHT button.
SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
1600
Press the
LEFT or
RIGHT button.
1600
QUALITY
1600
METERING
MULTI
SPOT
S. FINE
FINE
NORMAL
3. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a sub menu.
Press the UP
or DOWN
button.
SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
1600
Press the UP
or DOWN
button.
SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
1024
SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
800
4. Select a sub menu, and then press the OK button. The value you set will be saved and the
menu will disappear.
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Size
You can select the image size appropriate for your application. You can select from STILL
IMAGE, PHOTO FRAME, NIGHT SCENE and MySET modes.
Icon
1600
1024
800
640
Size
1600x1200
1024x768
800x600
640x480
The higher the resolution, the lower the number of
available shots will be because high resolution images
require more memory than lower resolution images.
SIZE
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
1600
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
Quality
You can select the compression ratio appropriate for your application of the captured images.
The higher the compression ratio, the lower the picture quality. You can select from STILL
IMAGE, MOVIE CLIP, PHOTO FRAME, NIGHT SCENE and MySET modes.
MOVIE CLIP mode
STILL IMAGE mode
Mode
Icon
Sub menu
S.FINE
FINE
NORMAL
HIGH
LOW
File Format
jpeg
jpeg
jpeg
mov
mov
fps : frame per second
1600
AWB
NOR
QUALITY
S. FINE
FINE
NORMAL
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
QUALITY
HIGH
LOW
30 FPS
[ MOVIE CLIP mode ]
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Quality
Image Size and Quality for the Number of Images that can be saved in a Memory Card/Shooting
Time (When using a 6MB internal memory ; based on Samsung's own testing). These figures are
approximate as image capacities can be affected by variables such as subject matter.
STILL IMAGE mode
Mode
MOVIE CLIP mode
Quality/Size
1600
1024
800
640
S.FINE
6
15
25
40
320 240
-
FINE
10
26
43
64
-
NORMAL
16
40
64
92
-
HIGH
-
-
-
-
About 1 minute10 Seconds
LOW
-
-
-
-
About 2 minute20 Seconds
INFORMATION
S.FINE is the highest quality and NORMAL is the lowest setting. Choose the setting
appropriate for your needs.
This file format complies with the DCF(Design rule for Camera File system).
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group): JPEG is the image compression standard
developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. This type of compression is most
commonly used for compressing photos and graphics because it can compress the files
efficiently without damaging the data.
Metering
If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you can change the metering method to take
brighter pictures. You can select from STILL IMAGE, PHOTO FRAME and MySET modes.
MULTI(
)
: Exposure will be calculated based on
an average of the available light in the
image area. However, the calculation
will be biased towards the centre of the
image area. This is suitable for general
use.
1600
METERING
MULTI
SPOT
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
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Metering
SPOT (
)
: The indicated area at the centre will
be metered, as shown on the right.
This is suitable when the subject at
the center is exposured correctly
regardless of back lighting.
[ Spot metering zone ]
INFORMATION
If the subject is not the centre of the focus area, do not use the spot metering as this may
result in an exposure error. In this circumstance, rather use exposure compensation.
Shooting
You can select continuous shooting or AEB(Auto Exposure
Bracket ) shooting in this menu. If you select
NOR
SHOOTING
CONTINUOUS or AEB, the flash will automatically be set
SINGLE
to Flash Off.
CONTINUOUS
SINGLE
: A picture will be taken each time you
AEB
press the Shutter button.
CONTINUOUS : As many pictures as the number of shots
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
you have set will be taken when the
Shutter button is pressed once. Use this
to take pictures of moving objects/people.
AEB
: 3 pictures will be taken continuously, 1 overexposure (+0.5EV), 1 normal
exposure (0.0EV), and 1 underexposure (-0.5EV) respectively. Use this
when it is difficult to determine the exposure level of the subject.
If you press the OK button after selecting CONTINUOUS,
the screen shown on the side will appear on the LCD
monitor. Press the UP/DOWN button to select the desired
number of continuous shots and press the OK button.
NOR
SHOOTING
SINGLE
CONTINUOUS
AEB
02
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
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Shooting
Examples of Picture Exposure
[ Underexposure ]
[ Normal Exposure ]
[ Overexposure ]
INFORMATION
To take continuous shots, the number of available shots must be more than 2 because
the minimum numbers of continuous shots permitted are 2. To take the AEB shots, the
number of available shots must be more than 3 because of the same reason.
Camera shake can be a problem when using the AEB shooting mode and it takes time
to store the AEB image to the memory. We recommend using a tripod.
In continuous shot and AEB mode, the digital zoom function will not operate.
Size and Quality to the Number of Continuous Shooting Images
(based on our own testing).
D250
Quality
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Size
1600X1200
1024X768
800X600
640X480
Super fine
2
3
4
5
Fine
3
4
5
6
Normal
4
5
6
7
Sharpness
You can adjust the sharpness of the picture you want to
take. You cannot check the sharpness effect on the LCD
monitor before you take a picture, because this function is
applied only when the captured image is stored on the
memory.
You can select from STILL IMAGE, PHOTO FRAME and
MySET modes.
Sub menu
Icon
NOR
AWB
SHARP
SOFT
NORMAL
VIVID
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
Description
The edges of the image are softened. This effect is suitable
SOFT
for editing images on your PC.
The edges of the image are sharp.
NORMAL
This is suitable for printing.
The edges of the image are emphasized. The edges will
VIVID
appear sharp, but noise may occur in the recorded image.
Effect
By using the camera’s digital processor, it is possible to add special effects to your images.
You can select from STILL IMAGE, MOVIE CLIP, PHOTO FRAME and MySET modes.
AWB
AWB
EFFECT
NORMAL
B&W
SEPIA
[ STILL IMAGE mode ]
NORMAL
B&W
SEPIA
30FPS
EFFECT
NOR
NORMAL
B&W
SEPIA
NOR
[ MOVIE CLIP mode ]
: No effect is added to the image.
: Converts the image to black and white.
: Captured images will be stored in a sepia tone
(a gradient of yellowish brown colours).
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White balance
White balance : The white balance control allows you to adjust the colours to appear more
natural looking. The White Balance is available in STILL IMAGE, PHOTO
FRAME, MOVIE CLIP and MySET mode.
NOR
NOR
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
DAYLIGHT
CLOUDY
SUNSET
AWB
[STILL IMAGE mode]
White balance
- AUTO
- DAYLIGHT
- CLOUDY
- SUNSET
- FLUORESCENT
- TUNGSTEN
- CUSTOM
30FPS
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
DAYLIGHT
CLOUDY
SUNSET
AWB
[MOVIE CLIP mode]
: The camera automatically selects the appropriate white balance
settings, depending on the prevailing lighting conditions.
: For taking images outside.
: For taking images under a cloudy and overcast sky.
: For taking images at sunset.
: For shooting under fluorescent lighting.
: For shooting under tungsten (standard light bulb) lighting.
: Allows the user to set the white balance according to the shooting
condition.
Different lighting conditions may cause a colour cast on your images.
Using the Custom White Balance
The White Balance settings may vary slightly depending on the shooting environment. You
can select the most appropriate white balance setting for a given shooting environment by
setting up the custom white balance.
1. Select the CUSTOM menu of the White Balance.
2. Place a sheet of white paper in front of the camera
so that the LCD monitor shows only white, and then
press the SHUTTER button.
3. The custom white balance value will be saved and
the menu will disappear.
- The custom white balance value will be applied,
starting with the next picture you take.
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White Paper
Photo Frame
You can add 9 types of frame-like borders to a still image you want to capture.
This can be set in Photo Frame mode.
Selecting a Photo Frame
1. Rotate the Mode Dial to Photo Frame mode (
).
2. Press the MENU button, and then use the LEFT and
1600
RIGHT buttons to select [PHOTO FRAME].
PHOTO FRAME
FRAME 1
3. Press the UP/DOWN button to select the desired photo
FRAME 2
frame, and then press the OK button.
FRAME 3
- When you press the Shutter button half-way, autofocus
MOVE:
SET:OK
will be performed and the selected photo frame will
appear simultaneously.
- You can check the photo frame you added to pictures in Quick View or Play mode.
- Available photo frames are as follows:
[ FRAME 1 ]
[ FRAME 2 ]
[ FRAME 3 ]
[ FRAME 4 ]
[ FRAME 5 ]
[ FRAME 6 ]
[ FRAME 7 ]
[ FRAME 8 ]
[ FRAME 9 ]
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Starting play mode
Turn the camera on and select Play mode by pressing the play mode button (
).
The camera can now play back the images stored in the memory.
If you have turned on the camera by pressing the POWER button, you can press the PLAY
MODE button once to switch to Play mode and press it again to switch to Recording mode.
You can turn the power on with the play mode button.
You can set up the PLAY mode function by using the camera buttons and LCD monitor.
Playing back a still image
1. Select the PLAY mode by pressing the play
mode button (
).
2. The last image stored on the memory is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
3. Select an image that you want to play back by
pressing the LEFT / RIGHT button.
Press and hold the LEFT or RIGHT button to
play back the images quickly.
INFORMATION
Even if the camera s power is off, you can start the play mode by pressing the play
mode button.
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Starting play mode
Playing back a movie clip
Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still
image.
3. Select the recorded movie clip that you want to play
back by using the LEFT/RIGHT button. If you select a
movie clip, the movie clip indicator (
) will be
displayed on the LCD monitor.
4. Press the play & pause button (
) to play back a
movie clip file.
- To pause a movie clip file while playing it back, press
the play & pause button again.
- Pressing the play & pause button again will cause the
movie clip file to restart.
- To stop playback of the movie clip, press the play &
pause button (
), and then press the LEFT or
RIGHT button.
PLAY
Playing back a recorded voice
In order to play back voice files recorded with the camera,
the camera must be connected to your PC (See p.87).
Your PC must have a sound card and speakers installed.
Please be sure to install the camera driver before
connecting the camera to your PC.
1. Connect the camera to your PC.
2. Open Windows Explorer and open the
DICM/100SSCAM folder of the Removable Drive.
3. Select a voice file (*.wav).
4. Right-click and select [Copy].
5. Select the folder on your PC to which you want to save
the file, right-click, and select [Paste].
6. Click on the file you just saved. The player will appear
on the left side of the Explorer window.
7. Click on the Play button to play back the voice file.
* The method of playing back voice memos added to still
images is the same as the method of playing back voice
files.
[Play Button]
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LCD monitor indicator
The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting conditions.
No.
Description
Icon
Page
1
Battery
2
Play mode
3
File Type
4
Voice memo
p.49
5
Protect indicator
p.54
6
DPOF indicator
p.59
7
Stored image number
p.16
100-0009
If you press the LCD button, you can check the following recording information:
SIZE
AV
TV
FLASH
DATE
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: 1600X1200
: F3.4
: 1/15
: OFF
: 2004/01/01
SIZE
AV
TV
FLASH
: 1600X1200
: F3.4
: 1/15
: OFF
DATE
: 2004/01/01
Size
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Whether or not the
flash is used.
Recording date
Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera
In Play mode, you can use the buttons on the camera to conveniently set up the Play mode
functions.
Thumbnail (
) / Enlargement (
) button
You can view multiple pictures, enlarge a selected picture, and crop and save a selected area
of an image.
Thumbnail display
1. While an image is displayed full screen, press the
thumbnail button.
2. The thumbnail display will highlight the image that had
been showing at the time the thumbnail mode was
selected.
3. Press the 5 function button to move to a desired image.
4. To view an image separately, press the enlargement
button (
).
Pressing the thumbnail
button (
)
Pressing the enlargement
button (
)
Highlighted image
[ Normal display mode ]
[ Thumbnail display mode ]
Image enlargement
1. Select an image that you want to enlarge and press the enlargement button.
2. Different parts of the image can be viewed by pressing
the 5 function button.
3. Pressing the thumbnail button will zoom back to the
original full sized image.
- You can tell whether the image displayed is an
enlarged view by checking the image enlargement
indicator shown at the bottom left of the LCD monitor.
(If the image is not an enlarged view, the indicator will
not be displayed.) You can also check the area of
enlargement.
- Movie clips and WAV files can’t be enlarged.
- If an image is enlarged, a loss of quality may occur.
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Thumbnail(
) / Enlargement(
) button
The maximum enlargement rate in proportion to the image size.
Image size
1600
1024
800
640
Maximum enlargement rate
X5.0
X2.0
X2.0
X2.0
Trimming : You can extract part of the image that you want
100-0009
and save it separately.
1. Select an image that you want to enlarge and press the
TRIMMING?
enlargement button.
TRIM:OK
2. Different parts of the image can be viewed by pressing
CANCEL:
the 5 function button.
3. Press the MENU button and a message will be
displayed as shown alongside.
4. OK button
: The trimmed image will be saved with the last file name and displayed on
the LCD monitor.
LEFT button : The trimming menu will disappear.
If there is little memory space to save the trimmed image, the image can’t be trimmed.
Voice (
) memo / Up button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the UP button makes the menu
cursor move up.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the voice
memo button. You can add your audio to a stored still image.
Adding a Voice Memo to a Still Image
1. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button to select an image that
you wish to add sound to.
2. Press the voice memo button (
) and the voice memo
indicator will display. The camera is now ready to record
a voice memo.
100-0009
START:SHUTTER
REC
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Voice (
) memo / Up button
3. Press the shutter button to start recording.
The [REC]message will be displayed on the LCD
monitor (as shown) and voice will be recorded to the still
image for 10 seconds.
4. The recording can be stopped by pressing the shutter
button again.
100-0009
STOP:SHUTTER
REC
5. The (
) icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor
after voice memo recording has finished.
- Voice memos can’t be recorded onto movie clip files.
- The voice memo will be saved in *.wav format, but has
the same file name as the still image to which it
corresponds.
- If you add a new voice memo to the still image that
already has a voice memo, the existing voice memo
will be erased.
Play & Pause (
100-0009
)/ Down button
In Play mode, the play & pause/ down button works as follows:
- If the menu is displayed
Press the DOWN button to move from the main menu to a sub menu, or to move down the
sub menu cursor.
- If a movie clip is playing
In Stop mode
: Plays a movie clip.
During playback : Temporarily stops playback.
In Pause mode : Resumes playback
PLAY
[ Movie clip is stopped ]
PAUSE
[ Movie clip is playing ]
PLAY
[ Movie clip is paused ]
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LEFT / RIGHT/ MENU/ OK button
LEFT / RIGHT/ MENU/ OK buttons activate the following.
- LEFT button
: While the menu is showing, press the LEFT button to select the menu
tab to the left of the cursor.
- RIGHT button
: While the menu is showing, press the RIGHT button to select the menu
tab to the right of the cursor, or to move an auxiliary menu.
- MENU button
: When you press the MENU button, the play mode menu will be
displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it again will return the LCD to
the initial display.
- OK button
: When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, the OK button is used
for confirming data that is changed by using the 5 function button.
LCD button
The shooting information will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
The last image stored in the memory is displayed on the
LCD monitor by pressing the play mode button.
Pressing the LCD button in the PLAY (
) mode will
change the display as shown below. [Image & Icons]
[Image & Information]
[Image only]
Pressing the
LCD button
[ Image & Icons ]
SIZE
AV
TV
FLASH
DATE
: 1600X1200
: F3.4
: 1/15
: OFF
: 2004/01/01
Pressing the
LCD button
[ Image & Information ]
Pressing the LCD button
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[ Image only ]
Delete (
) button
This deletes images stored on the memory card.
Deleting Images in Play Mode
1. Select an image that you want to delete by pressing the
LEFT / RIGHT button and press the DELETE (
)
button.
2. A message will display as shown alongside on the LCD
monitor.
3. Press the OK button to delete the image.
DELETE?
DEL:OK
CANCEL:
INFORMATION
Before deleting images from the camera, you should protect (p.54) or download images
(p.83) to your computer that you wish to keep.
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Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor
PLAY mode functions can be changed by using the LCD monitor. In the PLAY mode,
pressing theMENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor. The menus you can set up
in Play mode are as follows. To capture an image after setting up the play menu, press the
PLAY button.
Menu tab
Main menu
Sub menu
Secondary menu
NO
Page
p. 53
DEL. ALL
YES
UNLOCK
ONE PIC
LOCK
p. 54
PROTECT
UNLOCK
ALL PICS
LOCK
ON
SLIDE
OFF, 1~10SEC
p. 55
REPEAT
OFF
1024X768
800X600
RESIZE
p. 56
640X480
LOGO
OFF
ROTATE
ROTATE
p. 57
ON
SET
NO
COPY TO CARD
p. 58
YES
STANDARD
ONE PIC
0~30 PRINTS
ALL PICS
0~30 PRINTS
NO
DPOF
INDEX
p. 59
YES
STANDARD
CANCEL
INDEX
Menus are subject to change without prior notice.
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Deleting all images
Of all the files stored in the memory card, the unprotected files in the DCIM subfolder will be
deleted.
Deleting All images
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the
[DEL.ALL] menu tab.
DEL. ALL
3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
NO
button and press the OK button.
YES
- Selecting [NO] : The [DEL.ALL] menu will disappear.
- Selecting [YES] : When you press the OK button, a
EXIT:MENU
MOVE:
[PLEASE WAIT!] message will
display while all the unprotected
images are deleted.
4. If there aren't protected images, all the images are deleted and a [NO IMAGE!] message
will display.
INFORMATION
Remember that this will permanently delete unprotected images. Important shots should
be stored on a computer before deletion takes place.
The startup image is stored in the camera's system(i.e., not on the internal memory or
memory card) and it will not be deleted even if you delete all files on the memory.
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Protecting images
This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased (LOCK).
It also unprotects images that have been previously protected (UNLOCK).
Protecting Images
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the
[PROTECT] menu tab.
3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
- [ONE PIC]
: Only an image that is displayed on
the LCD monitor is protected or
unprotected.
- [ALL PICS]
: All of the stored images are protected
or unprotected.
4. Select the desired secondary menu by pressing the
UP/DOWN button and press the OK button.
- [UNLOCK]
: Cancels the protect function.
- [LOCK]
: Sets up the protect function.
If you select the [ONE PIC] sub menu at step 3, you
can protect or unprotect another image by pressing the
LEFT/ RIGHT button.
If you protect an image, the protect icon(
) will be
displayed on the LCD monitor.
(An unprotected image has no indicator)
An image in LOCK mode will be protected from
[DELETE] or [DELETE ALL] functions, but will NOT be
protected from the [FORMAT] function.
5. Press the shutter button and the menu will disappear.
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PROTECT
ONE PIC
ALL PICS
MOVE:
SET:OK
UNLOCK
EXIT:SH1
MOVE PIC:
SET:OK
Starting the slide show
Images can be displayed continuously at pre-set intervals. You can view the slide show by
connecting the camera to an external monitor. (p.67)
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SLIDE]
menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN button.
OFF
4. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the desired
submenu value, and then press the RIGHT button.
EXIT:MENU
- Slide Show Display Interval : OFF, 1~10SEC
5. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the Repeat
Slide Show menu.
- [ON] : Even once a cycle(from the first image to the
last image) is completed, the slide show will
2SEC
continue to repeat itself.
- [OFF]: If a cycle is completed, the slide show will stop
BACK:
automatically.
6. Press the OK button and the slide show will start.
- To pause the slide show, press the play & pause button.
- To start the slide show again, press the play & pause button again.
- Press the menu button again and the slide show will stop.
SLIDE
MOVE:
SLIDE
REPEAT
ON
OFF
SET:OK
INFORMATION
The loading time depends on the image size and quality.
The slide show will start from an image that was displayed on the LCD monitor.
The auto power off function can't be activated.
While the slide show is playing, only the first frame of an mov file is displayed.
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Resizing
A stored image size can be changed and used as a logo image.
The resized image will have a new file name.
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [RESIZE]
menu tab.
3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
RESIZE
1024X768
800X600
640X480
EXIT:MENU
MOVE:
RESIZE table
Size
1024x768
800x600
640x480
1600
O
O
O
LOGO
O
1024
X
O
O
O
800
X
X
O
O
640
X
X
X
O
INFORMATION
A large sized image can be resized to a smaller sized image, but not vice versa.
Only JPEG files can be resized. MOV and WAV files cannot be resized.
If the memory capacity is insufficient to store the resized image, a [CARD FULL!]
message will display on the LCD monitor and the resized image will not be stored.
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Rotating an image
You can rotate the stored images by 90, 180, or 270 degrees.
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the
[ROTATE] menu tab.
3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button.
If [OFF] is selected:
Press the OK button to cancel the image rotation.
If [ON] is selected:
When you press the OK button, a menu confirming the
image rotation will appear.
Press the UP/DOWN button to select [ROTATE], and
then press the OK button. The image will rotate 90
degrees. If you press the OK button while ROTATE is
selected, the image will rotate 90 degrees at a time.
When the image is rotated to the desired angle, press
the UP/DOWN button to select [SET] and then press the
OK button.
[Rotated 90 degrees]
[Rotated 180 degrees]
ROTATE
OFF
ON
EXIT:MENU
MOVE:
ROTATE
SET
EXIT:SH1
SET:OK
[Rotated 270 degrees]
4. The rotated image will be saved with a new file name and the menu screen will disappear.
- If you display the rotated image on the LCD monitor, empty spaces may appear to the left
and right of the image.
- If memory space is insufficient, the [CARD FULL!] message will be displayed and you will
not be able to rotate the image.
- Press the SHUTTER button to switch to Play mode.
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Copying
This enables you to copy image files to the memory card.
Copy to card
1. Press the play mode button and press the MENU
button.
2. Select the [COPY TO CARD] menu tab by pressing the
LEFT/ RIGHT button.
3. Select the desired sub menu by pressing the
UP/DOWN button and press the OK button.
- If [NO] is selected: Images will not be copied to the
card and the mode will switch to PLAY mode.
- If [YES] is selected: All images on the internal memory
will be copied to the memory card.
COPY TO CARD
NO
YES
EXIT:MENU
MOVE:
INFORMATION
This function will not work without the card inserted into the camera.
When you perform [COPY TO CARD], if the amount of free space on the memory card
is less than the total size of the images you selected from the internal memory (6MB),
only as many images as space allows will be copied. After the images have been copied,
if there is insufficient memory space, the [CARD FULL!] message will be displayed when
you rotate the Mode Dial to Movie Clip or Still Image. Please be sure to delete any
unnecessary images to free up space before inserting the memory card into the camera.
When you move the images that are stored in the internal memory by doing [COPY TO
CARD] to the card, 101SSCAM folder will be created in the card to avoid duplication of
the sub folder name. Whenever you carry out the [COPY TO CARD] function, the
number of SSCAM folder increases. (Ex : 100SSCAM, 101SSCAM, 102SSCAM,
103SSCAM...) After completing [COPY TO CARD], the last stored image of the last
copied folder is displayed on the LCD monitor. When you take an image, the image is
stored in the last copied folder.
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DPOF : Setting the Number of Copies to Print
DPOF
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your
memory card. Select the pictures to be printed and how many prints to make.
(Print quantity : 0 ~ 30 )
The DPOF indicator will display on the LCD monitor when an image that has DPOF
information plays back. Images can then be printed on DPOF printers, or at an
increasing number of photo laboratories.
This function allows you to embed print quantity information on your memory card.
This function does not work with MOV and WAV files.
The DPOF file is only stored on the memory card.
Specifying the Number of Prints
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [DPOF]
menu tab.
3. Select the [STANDARD] menu by pressing the UP/
DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select [ONE PIC] or
[ALL PICS], and then press the OK button. A window for
selecting numbers of copies will appear.
[ONE PIC]
: Set the number of copies to print for
the current picture only.
[ALL PICS]
: Set the number of copies to print for
each picture, excluding movie clips
and voice recordings.
DPOF
STANDARD
INDEX
CANCEL
BACK:
ONE PIC
ALL PICS
SET:OK
1 PRINTS
EXIT:SH1
MOVE PIC:
SET:OK
5. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the number of
copies and then press the OK button.
- If you selected [ONE PIC] in Step 4, you can use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to set the
number of copies to print for the previous or the next picture. Press the SHUTTER button.
The Number of Copies setup menu will disappear.
- If you selected [ALL] in Step 4, the Number of Copies setup menu will disappear.
- The DPOF icon (
) will appear by the pictures for which the number of copies to print
is set.
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DPOF : INDEX
Images (except for movie clips and voice files) are printed as index type.
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [DPOF]
menu tab.
3. Select the [INDEX] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button.
If [NO] is selected : The image will be printed in standard
print format.
If [YES] is selected : The image will be printed in index format.
5. Press the OK button to confirm the setting.
DPOF
STANDARD
INDEX
CANCEL
NO
YES
SET:OK
BACK:
DPOF : CANCEL
You can cancel the [STANDARD] or [INDEX] settings.
1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [DPOF]
menu tab.
3. Select the [CANCEL] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button.
If [STANDARD] is selected : Cancels the standard print
setting.
If [INDEX] is selected
: Cancels the index print setting.
5. Press the OK button to confirm the setting.
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DPOF
STANDARD
INDEX
CANCEL
BACK:
STANDARD
INDEX
SET:OK
Setup menu
In this mode, you can set up basic settings.
You can use the setup menu in all camera modes, except Voice Recording mode.
The items indicated by
are default settings.
Menu tab
Main menu
Sub menu
Secondary menu
Page
RESET
FILE
p.62
SERIES
PWR OFF
CANCEL, 1 ~ 3 ~ 10MIN
p.63
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ITALIANO
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH
p.64
ESPAÑOL
THAI
NO
FORMAT
p.64
YES
04/01/01 13:00
p.65
YY/MM/DD
DATE
MM/DD/YY
p.65
DD/MM/YY
OFF
IMPRINT
DATE
p.65
D&TIME
OFF
BEEP
p.66
ON
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Setup menu
Menu tab
Main menu
Sub menu
Secondary menu
Page
DARK
LCD
NORMAL
p.66
BRIGHT
NTSC
p.67
VIDEO
PAL
Q.VIEW
OFF, 1, 2, 3SEC
p.68
NO
RESET
p.68
YES
NO
p.69
LATEST
YES
File name
This function allows the user to select the file naming format.
Assigning File Names
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
RESET
FILE
3. Select the [FILE] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button
SERIES
PWR OFF
LANGUAGE
and press the RIGHT button.
SET:OK
BACK:
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
[RESET] : After using the reset function, the next file name
will be set from 0001 even after formatting, deleting all or inserting a new
memory card.
[SERIES] : Under this system, the file name will directly follow the last stored file name,
regardless of any actions such as file deletion or formatting.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
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File name
INFORMATION
The first stored folder name is 100SSCAM, and the first file name is S2500001.
Whenever you store an image, the file number is increased by 1.
The file numbers are named from S2500001 to S2509999 automatically, 9999 files will
be stored in a folder.
The folder number is assigned sequentially from 100 to 999 as follows :
100SSCAM 101SSCAM .... 999SSCAM.
The files used with the memory card conform to the DCF(Design rule for Camera File
systems) format.
Auto power off
This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time in order to prevent
unnecessary battery drainage.
Setting Power Off
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
3. Select the [PWR OFF] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
[CANCEL] : The power off function will not operate.
[1~10 MIN]: The power will turn off automatically if not
used for the period of time specified.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
SETUP
FILE
PWR OFF
LANGUAGE
BACK:
3 MIN
SET:OK
INFORMATION
Even if the batteries or AC adapter are removed and inserted again, the power off setting
will be preserved.
Note that the automatic power off function will not operate if the camera is in PC mode,
slide show, playing back a voice recording or movie clip.
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Language
There is a choice of languages that can be displayed on the LCD monitor. Even if the batteries or
AC adapter are removed and inserted again, the language setting will be preserved.
Setting Language
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
FILE
3. Select the [LANGUAGE] menu by pressing the UP/
ENGLISH
PWR OFF
DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
LANGUAGE
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
SET:OK
BACK:
button and press the OK button.
LANGUAGE sub menu : English, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, T.Chinese,
S.Chinese, Thai
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
Formatting a memory card
This is used for formatting the memory card. If you run [FORMAT] on the memory card, all
images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important
images to your PC before formatting the memory card.
Formatting a Memory Card
1. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode, press the
MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
NO
PWR OFF
3. Select the [FORMAT] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
YES
LANGUAGE
button and press the RIGHT button.
FORMAT
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
SET:OK
BACK:
button and press the OK button.
If [No] is selected : The memory card will not be formatted.
Press the menu button twice and the menu display will disappear.
If [Yes] is selected : A [PLEASE WAIT!] message appears and the memory card will be formatted. If
you ran FORMAT in Play mode, a [NO IMAGE!] message will appear.
INFORMATION
Be sure to run [FORMAT] on the following types of memory card.
- A new memory card, or an unformatted memory card.
- A memory card that has a file this camera can t recognize or one that has been taken
from another camera.
Always format the memory card using this camera. If you insert a memory card that has
been formatted using other cameras, memory card readers, or PCs, you will get a
[CARD ERROR!] message.
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Setting up the Date/ Time/ Date type
You can change the date and time that will be displayed on the captured images and set up
the date type.
Setting Date/Time & Selecting Date Format
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
LANGUAGE
04/01/01/ 02:03
3. Select the [DATE] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
FORMAT
YY/MM/DD
button and press the RIGHT button.
DATE
MOVE:
SET:OK
4. Use the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT buttons to select the
desired submenu value, and then press the OK button.
RIGHT button: Selects the year/month / day/hour / minute date format.
LEFT button: Moves the cursor to the [DATE] main menu if the cursor is at the first item of
the date and time setup.
In all other cases, the cursor will be shifted to the left of its current position.
UP and DOWN buttons: Changes the setting value.
- Date type : [YY/MM/DD] /[MM/DD/YY]/[DD/MM/YY]
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
Imprinting the recording date
There is an option to include DATE/TIME on still images.
Date Imprinting
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
OFF
FORMAT
3. Select the [IMPRINT] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
DATE
DATE
button and press the RIGHT button.
D & TIME
IMPRINT
4. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the desired date
SET:OK
BACK:
imprint type, and then press the OK button.
[OFF]
: The DATE & TIME will not be imprinted on
the image file.
[DATE]
: Only the DATE will be imprinted on the image file.
[D&TIME] : The DATE & TIME will be imprinted on the image file.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
INFORMATION
The Date & Time are imprinted at the bottom right side of the still image.
The date will be imprinted as a DATE TYPE setting.
TIME is imprinted in the following way : [Hour : Minute : Second] and hours are shown
using the 24 hour clock.
The imprint function is applied only to still images.
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Beep
If you set the operation sound to ON, various sounds will be activated for camera startup,
when buttons are pressed, and if there is a card error, so that you can be aware of the
camera operation status.
Setting Operation Sounds
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
3. Select the [BEEP] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
[BEEP] sub menu : OFF/ON
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
SETUP
DATE
IMPRINT
BEEP
BACK:
OFF
ON
SET:OK
LCD brightness
You can adjust the LCD brightness.
Adjusting LCD Brightness
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
3. Select the [LCD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button
and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
- [LCD] sub menu : DARK, NORMAL, BRIGHT
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
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SETUP
IMPRINT
BEEP
LCD
BACK:
DARK
NORMAL
BRIGHT
SET:OK
Selecting Video out type
The Movie output signal from the camera can be NTSC or PAL. Your choice of output will be
governed by the type of device (monitor or TV, etc.) to which the camera is connected. PAL
mode can support only BDGHI.
Setting the Video Out Type
1. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode, press the
MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
3. Select the [VIDEO] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
- [VIDEO] sub menu : NTSC, PAL
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
SETUP
BEEP
LCD
VIDEO
BACK:
NTSC
PAL
SET:OK
Connecting to an external monitor
In RECORDING/ PLAY mode, you
can view the stored still images or
movie clips by connecting the
camera to an external monitor via the
VIDEO cable. When the camera is
connected to an external monitor, the
LCD monitor will be turned off
automatically.
Yellow - Video
INFORMATION
NTSC : U.S.A, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico.
PAL : Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, U.K., Holland,
Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Norway.
When using a TV as an external monitor, you will need to select the external or AV
channel of the TV.
There will be a digital noise on the external monitor, but it is not a malfunction.
If the image is not in the centre of the screen, use the TV controls to centre it.
When the camera is connected to an external monitor, the menu will be visible on the
external monitor and the menu functions are the same as those indicated on the LCD
monitor.
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Quick view
If you enable Quick View before capturing an image, you can view the image you just
captured on the LCD monitor for the duration set in the [Q.VIEW] setup. Quick view is
possible only with still images.
Setting Quick View
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
menu tab.
LCD
VIDEO
3. Select the [Q.VIEW] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
Q. VIEW
button and press the RIGHT button.
BACK:
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
[OFF]
: The quick view function can’t be activated.
[1 ~ 3 SEC] : The captured image is briefly displayed during the selected time.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
1 SEC
SET:OK
Initialization(RESET ALL)
All camera menu and function settings will be restored to their default values. However,
values for DATE/TIME, LANGUAGE, and VIDEO OUT will not be changed.
Initializing the Camera
1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode,
press the MENU button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
VIDEO
Q. VIEW
3. Select the [RESET] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
RESET
button and press the RIGHT button.
BACK:
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
If [NO] is selected : Settings will not be restored to their defaults.
If [YES] is selected : All settings will be restored to their defaults.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
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SETUP
NO
YES
SET:OK
Latest
The most recent changes made to the camera setting values since [LATEST] has been set to
[YES] will be maintained. The changed setting values are maintained even after the camera
is turned off and then back on.
Saving Camera Functions
1. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode or
MySET mode, press the MENU button.
2.Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
SETUP
NO
menu tab.
Q. VIEW
YES
RESET
3. Select the [LATEST] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
LATEST
button and press the RIGHT button.
SET:OK
BACK:
4. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
button and press the OK button.
- If [NO] is selected
: The changed camera functions will not be saved.
- If [YES] is selected
: The changed camera functions will be saved.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
The menus to which the changed values are saved regardless of the Latest function are as
follows : SIZE, QUALITY, PHOTO FRAME, START IMAGE, and all SETUP menus
When the [LATEST] is [YES], the menus to which the changed values are always saved are
as follows: FLASH, METERING, EXPOSURE COMPENSATION, SHARPNESS, EFFECT,
and WHITE BALANCE.
Start image
You can select the image that is first displayed on the LCD monitor whenever the camera is
turned on.
Setting a Startup Image
1. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode, press
the MENU button.
AWB
1600
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [START
START IMAGE
OFF
IMAGE] menu tab.
IMAGE 1
3 Select the [IMAGE] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN
IMAGE 2
button and press the RIGHT button.
IMAGE 3
- If [OFF] is selected: The startup image will not be
displayed.
- If [IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2] is selected: The Samsung brand logo will be displayed.
- If [IMAGE 3] is selected: The startup image you created in [RESIZE] will be displayed.
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Important notes
Be sure to observe the following precautions!
This unit contains precision electronic components. Do not use or store this unit in the
following locations.
- Areas exposed to severe changes in temperature and humidity.
- Areas exposed to dust and dirt.
- Areas exposed to direct sunlight or the inside of a vehicle in hot weather.
- Environments where there is high magnetism or excessive vibration.
- Areas with high explosives or highly flammable materials.
Do not let the unit come into contact with dust, vinyl goods, or chemicals, such as
insecticides, for an extended period of time.
Sand can be particularly troublesome to cameras.
- Do not let sand get inside the unit when using it on beaches, coastal dunes, or other areas
where there is lots of sand.
- Doing so may result in failure or may permanently render the unit unusable.
Extremes in temperature may cause problems.
- If the camera is transferred from a cold to a warm and humid environment, condensation
can form on the delicate electronic circuitry. If this occurs, turn the camera off and wait for at
least 1 hour until all moisture is dispersed. Moisture build up can also occur in the memory
card. If this happens, turn off the camera and remove the memory card. Wait until the
moisture has dispersed.
Caution on Using the Lens
- If the lens is subjected to direct sunlight, it could result in discoloration and deterioration of
the image sensor.
- Pay attention not to get fingerprints or foreign substances on the surface of the lens.
If the digital camera is not used for a long period, an electric discharge can occur. It is a good
idea to remove the batteries and the memory card if you do not intend using the camera for
an extended period of time.
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Important notes
If the camera is exposed to an electronic interference, it will turn itself off to protect the
memory card.
Camera Maintenance
- Use a soft brush (available from photo stores) to gently clean the lens and LCD assemblies.
If this does not work, lens-cleaning paper with lens cleaning fluid can be used.
Clean the camera body with a soft cloth. Do not allow this camera to come into contact with
solvent materials such as benzol, insecticide, thinners etc. This may damage the body shell
of the camera and also affect its performance. Rough handling can damage the LCD
monitor. Take care to avoid damage and keep the camera in its protective carry case at all
times when not in use.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the camera.
Under certain conditions, static electricity can cause the flash unit to fire. This is not harmful to
the camera and is not a malfunction.
When images are uploaded or downloaded, the data transfer may be affected by static
electricity. In this case, disconnect and re-connect the USB cable before trying the transfer
again.
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Warning indicator
There are several warnings that may appear on the LCD display
Warning indicator
CARD FULL !
LOW LIGHT !
CARD
Causes
There is insufficient memory capacity to
Insert a new CARD or delete stored
take an image.
images to free up some memory.
When taking pictures in dark places.
Use a tripod and take pictures in Flash
Photography mode.
The memory card is locked
LOCKED !
Slide the write protect switch to the top
of the memory card.(p.18)
There are no images stored on the
NO IMAGE !
Remedy
internal memory or the CARD.
Take images.
Insert a memory card that is holding
some images
CARD
ERROR
MEMORY
Memory card error
Internal memory error
ERROR!
A battery
indicator blinks!
Format the memory with the memory
card removed. (p.64)
There is low battery capacity
The flash mode is set to flash off
Camera shake
Insert a new card or format the memory.
Insert fresh batteries
Disengage the FLASH OFF mode
(For ordinary shots)
warning
Use a tripod (For taking shots in more
indicator!
unusual circumstances ; museum, art
center)
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Before contacting a service center
Please check the following
Symptom
Causes
Remedy
The camera
- There is low battery capacity
- Insert fresh batteries
doesn’t switch on
- An AC Power Adapter is not connected
- Connect an AC Power Adapter
The camera
- The batteries are exhausted
- Insert fresh batteries
power ceases
- The Camera is turned off automatically.
- Slide the power switch to reactivate camera
whilst in use
- The Adapter plug is not connected securely
- Remove and re-insert the plug
- The Camera is being used in low
- Keep the camera in warm conditions (i.e.
Batteries drain
quickly
temperatures
in order to take images
- Mixing old and new batteries or battery
types
- There is insufficient memory capacity
Camera does
not take
images when
pressing the
Shutter button
inside a coat or jacket) and only remove it
- Insert fresh batteries (all of which should
be of the same type)
- After turning the camera off, insert a new
memory card or delete unnecessary image files.
- The memory card has not been formatted
- Format the memory card.
- The memory card is exhausted
- Insert a new memory card
- The camera’s power is off
- Turn the camera power on
- The batteries are exhausted
- Insert fresh batteries
- The memory card is locked
- Slide the write protect switch to the top of
the memory card
The images
are unclear
The flash does
not fire
Incorrect date
and time is
displayed
- A picture was taken within 0.8 m from the subject
without setting an appropriate macro mode.
- If the shooting distance is less than 0.8 m
from the subject, set MACRO mode.
- FLASH OFF mode has been selected.
- Disengage FLASH OFF mode
- The date and time have been set
- Reset the date and time correctly. (p.65)
incorrectly.
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Before contacting a service center
Symptom
The camera buttons
Causes
Camera malfunction
do not operate
Remedy
Remove / re-insert batteries and switch
camera on
A card error has occurred
while the memory card is
Incorrect memory card format
Re-format the memory card (p.64)
White balance setting is incorrect.
Select appropriate White balance.
Exposure is excessive.
Reset exposure compensation.
The lens or LCD monitor is smudged or dirty
Clean the lens or LCD
Date imprint function is set to OFF
Switch the Date imprint function ON.
Cable connection is incorrect.
Check the connection.
in the camera.
Colour of image is different
to the original scene
Images are too
bright
The play back display
is not very clear
Date is not displayed
on the LCD monitor
in the PLAY mode
When using the
PC’s explorer,
the [Removable
Disk] file does
not show
The camera is off.
Turn the camera on.
There are no batteries, the batteries are
Insert new batteries or check the
exhausted or the AC adapter is not
adapter connection.
connected.
The operating system is not Windows
Install Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME,
98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP/ Mac OS
XP/ Mac OS 9.1~10.2 to PC that
9.1~10.2. Alternatively the PC does not
supports USB.
support USB.
The USB driver is not installed.
Install a [USB Storage Driver].
The images
Incorrect file name.
Do not change the image file name.
don’t play back.
(Violation of DCF format)
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Specifications
Type
Effective Pixels
Total Pixels
Image
Sensor
Focal Length
Lens
F No.
Digital Zoom
Optical Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
Type
Viewfinder
Focusing
Range
Type
Speed
Shutter
Control
Exposure
Compensation
ISO Equivalent
Modes
Flash
Range
Recharging Time
Sharpness
Effect
White Balance
Photo Frame
Voice Recording
Date Imprinting
Still Image
Shooting
Movie Clip
Storage
Media
1/3.2" CCD
Approx. 2.10 Mega-pixel
Approx. 2.14 Mega-pixel
Lens f=5.0 ~ 10.0mm
(35mm film equivalent: 38~76mm)
F3.4 ~F4.3
Still Image mode: 1.0X ~ 2.0X
Play mode: 1.0X~ 5.0X (depends on Image size)
Optical virtual image viewfinder
1.5" color TFT LCD
Auto focus
Normal: 0.80m~infinity
Macro - wide: 0.15m ~ 0.8m, tele : 0.6m ~ 0.8m
Mechanical and Electrical shutter
5 - 1/2000 sec.(Auto, 1 ~ 5sec.in Night Scene Mode)
Programmed AE
Metering( Multi, Spot)
2EV (0.5EV steps)
Auto
Auto, Auto & Red - eye reduction, Slow sync, Fill-in flash, Flash Off
Normal - wide: 0.8m ~ 3m,
tele : 0.8m ~ 2.5m
Macro - wide: 0.15m ~ 0.8m, tele : 0.6m ~ 0.8m
Approx. 8 sec.
Soft, Normal, Vivid
B&W, Normal, Sepia
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Custom
9 Frames
Voice Recording(max. 1 hour)
Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10.sec)
Date & Time, Date, Off ( User selectable )
Modes: Auto, Night Scene, Photoframe, Myset
Continuous: Single, Continuous, AEB.
Self-timer: 10 sec., 2 sec., Double Self Timer (10 / 2sec.)
With audio but no speaker in Camera
(recording time: memory capacity dependent)
30fps, 15fps for 320x240(QVGA),
Continuous Movie Clip
Internal memory: 6.0MB flash memory
External memory: SD card /MMC(up to 256MB guaranteed)
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Specifications
File Format
Image Size
Storage
Capacity (6MB)
Image Play
Type
Editing
Interface
Power Source
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Camera
Software
DriverApplication
Special Features
Still Image: JPEG(DCF), DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.2
Movie Clip: MOV (MPEG4)
Audio: WAV
1600: 1600x1200 pixels, 1024: 1024x768 pixels
800: 800x600 pixels,
640: 640x480 pixels
Approx. :
1600 : Super fine (6) / Fine (10) / Normal (16)
1024: Super fine (15) / Fine (26) / Normal (40)
800: Super fine (25) / Fine (43) / Normal (64)
640: Super fine (40) / Fine (64) / Normal (92)
* These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard
conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions
and camera settings.
Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip
Trimming, Rotating, Resizing
Digital output connector: USB 1.1
Video output: NTSC, PAL (User selectable)
DC power input connector : 3.3V
Primary Battery : 2x AA alkaline, 1x CR-V3(Lithum)
Rechargable Battery : 2x Ni-MH, 1x I-Pack (SBP-1303)
Adapter : SAC-32 (DC 3.3V, 2.0A)
* Included power source may vary depending on sales region.
106.5 x 56.5 x 39.5 mm
143g (without batteries and card)
0 ~ 40
5 ~ 85%
Storage Driver (Windows98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 9.1 ~10.2 )
Digimax Viewer 2.1, Arcsoft PhotoImpression, Quicktime Player 6.3
Mpeg4 Movie Clip with Continuous Movie Clip (30fps),
9 Photoframes
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Software Notes
Please ensure that you read the instruction manual carefully before use.
The attached software is a camera driver and image editing software tool for Windows.
Under no circumstances should all or part of either the software or the user manual be
reproduced.
Copyrights for software are licensed only for use with a camera.
In the unlikely event of a manufacturing fault, we will repair or exchange your camera.
We cannot, however, be held responsible in any way for damage caused by inappropriate
use.
Using a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the manufacturer is
not covered by the Samsung warranty.
Before reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers and O/S
(Operating Systems).
System Requirements
For Windows
PC with processor better than MMX
For Macintosh
Power Mac G3 or later
Pentium 233MHz (XP : Pentium II 300MHz)
Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP
Mac OS 9.1 ~ 10.2
Minimum 32MB RAM (XP : 128MB)
Minimum 64MB RAM
140MB of available hard-disk space
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
USB port
CD-ROM drive
CD-ROM drive
800x600 pixels, 16-bit colour display
QuickTime 4.0 or later for Movie Clip
compatible monitor (24-bit color display
recommended)
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About the software
After inserting the CD-ROM provided with this camera into the CD-ROM drive, the following
window should automatically run.
Before connecting the camera to the PC,
you should first install the camera driver.
Camera driver : This enables images to transfer between the camera and PC.
This camera uses the USB Storage Driver as the camera driver. You can use the camera as
a USB card reader. After installing the driver and connecting this camera to the PC, you can
find [Removable Disk] in [Windows Explorer] or [My computer]. A USB Storage Driver is
provided only for Windows. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the Application CD.
But you can use the camera with Mac OS 9.1 ~ 10.2.
Digimax Viewer : This is a program for viewing stored images.
You can see the stored images in the memory directly on a PC monitor. You can also copy,
move or delete the images and enlarge/downscale the image sizes with Digimax Viewer.
This software is only compatible with Windows.
PhotoImpression : Image editing program.
You can edit or store still images that you download from the camera. This software is only
compatible with Windows.
INFORMATION
Be sure to check the system requirements (page 77) before installing the driver.
You should allow 5~10 seconds for running the automatic setup program according to
the capability of the computer. If the frame does not show, run the [Windows Explorer]
and select [Samsung.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root directory.
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Setting up the application software
To use this camera with a PC, install the application software first.
After this has been done, the stored images in the camera can be moved to the PC and can be
edited by an image editing program.
INFORMATION
Close other programs before installing the application software.
Before installing the application software, disconnect the USB connection.
You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet.
http://www.samsungcamera.com : English
http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean
1. Click the [Install] menu in the Autorun frame.
The Digimax 250 camera driver is installed automatically.
[Click !]
2. Installation is complete.
Click the [Finish] button.
[Click !]
3. Click [Next >] to begin installing QuickTime.
[Click !]
4. A Welcome window will appear.
Click [Next >] to proceed to the next screen.
[Click !]
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Setting up the application software
5. The 'Software License Agreement' window will open,
asking you to agree to the licensing. Use the button on the
bottom left to select the language of your choice, and then
click [Agree] to accept the license agreement. The
installation will proceed to the next stage. If you do not
agree to the license agreement, click [Disagree]. The
installation will be cancelled.
If the language of your choice is not listed, please select [English].
6. A window will open, asking you to select a destination
folder for where the files will be copied to. Click [Next >].
To copy the files to another folder, click [Browse..] Select
the folder you want to copy the files to.
[Click !]
7. The Choose Installation Type window will open.
Click [Next >].
[Minimum]
: Installs required files only.
[Recommended] : Installs required files and the most
commonly used optional files.
[Custom]
: Allows you to install only the
components you choose.
[Click !]
8. A window will open, asking you to choose a folder to which
program icons will be added. Click [Next >]. If you want to
add the program icons to a different folder, choose another
folder, and then click [Next >].
[Click !]
9. The Enter Registration window appears.
Enter your name and organization in the respective fields,
and then click [Next >].
You do not have to enter a registration number.
[Click !]
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Setting up the application software
The QuickTime program folder will appear. 10. The QuickTime Settings - Introduction
window appears. Click [Next >].
Click on the Close button to close the folder.
[Click !]
[Click !]
11. Set the transfer rate for downloading
content from the Internet, and then click
[Next >].
12. Set up your browser for QuickTime plug-in.
Click [Next >].
[Click !]
[Click !]
13. Specify the file types you want to
associate with QuickTime. Click [Finish].
14. Installation is complete. Click [Close].
[Click !]
[Click !]
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Setting up the application software
* The QuickTime Player will launch, the readme file will open, and the Step 15 window will open.
Click on the Close 1 and Close 2 buttons to exit the program.
[Close 1
button]
[Close 2
button]
15. A window will appear which enables you to choose where
you want to install the program too. Click [Install].
For information on application software, please refer to
page 78.
[Click !]
If you select [Cancel] , the application program installation will be cancelled.
16. The [Digimax Viewer 2.1] installation window will be
displayed as shown. Click the [Next] button.
[Click !]
INFORMATION
If you select [Cancel] at step 16, a window for installing PhotoImpression will be displayed.
17. The Software License Agreement window will be
displayed. If you agree to this, click [Yes], the window will
then move to the next step. If you disagree, click [ No ]
and the installation program will be cancelled.
[Click !]
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Setting up the application software
18. A destination selection window will open. Click [Next >].
To copy to the files another folder, click [Browse (R)..] and
choose the folder you want.
[Click!]
19. A window will open, asking you to choose a folder to
which program icons will be added. Click [Next >].
If you want to add the program icons to a different folder,
choose another folder, and then click [Next >].
[Click!]
20. Digimax Viewer installation is successfully completed.
Click the [Finish] button to install PhotoImpression.The
system will not reboot even the [Yes, I want to restart the
computer now] option is selected.
* Depends on the system, screen for the step 20 may not
display.
[Click!]
21. Digimax Viewer Installation is completed.
The PhotoImpression installation window will be displayed
as shown.
Click the [OK] button.
[Click!]
INFORMATION
If you click [Cancel] in Step 21, the PhotoImpression installation will be cancelled and the
Restart Computer window will appear.
22. A Welcome window will be displayed.
Click the [Next >] button.
[Click!]
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Setting up the application software
23. The Software License Agreement window will be
displayed. If you agree to this, click [Yes], the window will
then move to the next step. If you disagree, click [No] and
the installation program will be cancelled.
[Click!]
24. A destination selection window will open. Click [Next >].
To copy to the files to another folder, click [Browse...] and
choose the folder you want.
[Click!]
25. The [Select Components] window will appear. Click [Next
>] button.
[Click!]
26. A window will open, asking you to choose a folder to
which program icons will be added. Click [Next >] button.
If you want to add the program icons to a different folder,
choose another folder, and then click [Next >] button.
[Click!]
27. Installation is complete.
Click the [Finish] button.
[Click!]
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Setting up the application software
28. To apply the changes, you have made, you must restart
the computer. Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now], and then click [OK].
[Click!]
* Depends on the system, following screen may display in the
step 27. Click the [Finish] button to restart the system
[Click!]
29. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable.
30. Turn the camera power on. [Found New Hardware
Wizard] will open and the computer will recognize the
camera.
If you have ever installed an image viewer program or
your OS is Windows XP, an image viewer program will
open.
If the image viewer program opens, the camera driver
was setup successfully.
31. If you can see [Removable Disk] under [My computer],
the camera driver installation was successful.
Now you can transfer image files from the camera to PC
via the USB cable.
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Setting up the application software
INFORMATION
If you have installed the camera driver, [Found
New Hardware Wizard] may not open.
After the [Found New Hardware Wizard] window
opens, a window asking you to select a driver file
may appear. In this case, specify the
C:\WINDOWS\INF folder (for Windows 98 and 98
SE). If you can't find the [INF] folder, check the
[Show all files] button in [Window's Explorer
View Folder option View].
When connecting the camera to your PC,
it is recommended that you use an AC power adapter.
Before connecting the camera to the PC, you should first install the camera driver.
After installing the camera driver, you have to restart your PC.
If you connect the camera to the PC before installing the camera driver, the [Found New
Hardware Wizard] will open. In this case, cancel the [Found New Hardware Wizard] and
disconnect the camera. Install the camera driver and connect the camera to the PC
again.(p.79)
Should the computer not find the camera driver after installation, please try one or more
of the following measures.
1. Delete the camera driver (p.90), and re-install the driver.
2. Refer to FAQ (p.97~98) to check for a possible solution to the problem.
3. If your PC’s central processing unit is VIA chip (This is shown in the USB Host
Controller), download the patch file from the Samsung Camera web page.
(http://www.samsungcamera.com)
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Starting PC Mode
If you insert the USB cable into the USB connection terminal, the camera mode will change to
the PC mode automatically.
In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable.
The LCD monitor is always turned off in PC mode.
The auto focus lamp will blink when the files are transferring via the USB connection.
Connecting the camera to PC
1. Turn the PC power on.
2. Turn the camera power on.
3. Connect the PC and the camera via the USB cable.
- Connect the small end of the USB cable to the USB port on the camera.
- Connect the large end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer.
- Make sure the connectors are fully inserted.
Disconnecting the camera and PC
Refer to the following page.
- WIN 98SE
: p.92
- WIN 2000/ ME/ XP : p.92~93
INFORMATION
The camera driver must be installed before using PC mode. For driver installation
instructions, please refer to p.79.
To save battery power, it is recommended that you use an AC adapter (Optional) when
connecting the camera to a computer.
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Starting PC Mode
Downloading stored images
You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print
them or use a photo editing software to edit them.
1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable.
2. On your computer's desktop display, select
[My computer] and double click [Removable Disk
100SSCAM].
The image files will then be displayed.
3. Select an image and press the right mouse button.
4. A pop-up menu will open.
Click [Cut] or [Copy] menu.
- [Cut]
: cuts a selected file.
- [Copy]
: copies files.
5. Select the folder you want to paste the file to.
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DCIM
Starting PC Mode
6. Press the right mouse button and a pop-up menu will
open. Click [Paste].
7. An image file will be transferred from the camera to
your PC.
- You can view the pictures on the memory card if it is inserted into the camera.
- If the memory card is not inserted, the pictures stored in the internal memory will appear.
- By using [Digimax Viewer], you can see the stored images in the memory directly on the PC
monitor and you can copy or move the image files.
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Removing the USB Driver for Windows 98SE
To remove the USB driver, refer to the process shown below.
1. Trace [Start
Settings] and click [Control Panel].
2. Double-click [Add/Remove programs].
3. The [Add/Remove Programs Properties] window
will open. Click [Samsung Digimax 250] and click
the [Add/Remove] button.
[Click !]
4. A window will open. Click the [OK] button
and the camera driver will be removed.
5. Uninstallation is complete.
Click the [Finish] button and the window
will disappear.
[Click !]
[Click !]
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Removable Disk
To use this camera as a Removable Disk, install (p.79) the USB Driver.
1. Before turning the camera power on, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable.
2. Click [Removable Disk] under [My computer] or [Windows Explorer].
3. Image files stored in the Removable Disk (DCIM
PC.
100SSCAM) can be transferred to the
INFORMATION
Important information whilst using the Removable Disk
The [Removable Disk] indicator will not show when the camera power is off or the USB
cable is removed.
We recommend that you should copy the images to the PC to view them. Opening
images directly from the removable disk may be subject to unexpected disconnection.
When uploading images from the PC to the camera, ensure that the uploaded file names
are not the same as those already stored on the memory.
When you upload a file that is not taken by this camera to Removable Disk, the [FILE
ERROR!] message will be displayed on the LCD monitor in the PLAY mode, and nothing
is displayed in THUMBNAIL mode.
The auto focus lamp will blink, when a file is
transferred (copy or deletion) between the PC and
the camera. Do not remove the USB cable until the
lamp stops blinking. To remove the USB cable in
Windows 2000/ME/XP, use the [Unplug or Eject
Hardware] icon on the task bar.
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Removing the removable disk
Windows 98SE
1. Check whether the camera and PC are transferring a file. If the auto focus lamp blinks, you
have to wait until the lamp illuminates.
2. Unplug the USB cable.
Windows 2000/ME/XP
1. Check whether the camera and PC are transferring a file. If the auto focus lamp blinks, you
have to wait until the lamp illuminates.
2. Double-click the [Unplug or Eject
Hardware] icon on the task bar.
[Double-click!]
3. The [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will
open. Select the [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click the [Stop] button.
[Click!]
4. The [Stop a Hardware device] window will
open. Select the [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click the [OK] button.
[Click!]
5. A [Safe to Remove Hardware] window will
open. Click the [OK] button.
[Click!]
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Removing the removable disk
6. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open.
Click the [Close] button and the removable disk
will be removed safely.
7. Unplug the USB cable.
[Click!]
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
1. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the software CD as MAC OS supports the
camera driver.
2. Check the MAC OS. You can check the MAC OS version during MAC OS start-up.
This camera is compatible with MAC OS 9.1 ~ 10.2.
3. Connect the camera to the Macintosh and turn the camera power on.
4. A new icon will be displayed on the desktop after connecting the camera to the MAC.
Using the USB Driver for MAC
1. Double click a new icon on the desktop and the folder in the memory will be displayed.
2. Select an image file and copy or move it to MAC.
INFORMATION
For Mac OS 10.0 or later: First complete uploading from computer to camera and then
remove the removable disk with the Extract command
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Using PhotoImpression
With PhotoImpression, you can edit or store still images that you downloaded from the camera.
This software is only available in Windows version.
To start the program, click [Start Programs ArcSoft PhotoImpression PhotoImpression].
The following screen will appear.
[ Help Button ]
[ Command Button ]
[ Tool Bar ]
You can use PhotoImpression to perform the following tasks.
Command Button
Button
Description
Imports a picture from an album, a source folder, or the camera/scanner, or
captures screen shots of what is being viewed on the current monitor.
Selects Cut, Resize, Edit Image, Insert Text, Enhance Picture, Insert
Effects, or Layer.
Performs Insert Frame, Insert Borders, Insert Calendar, Insert Greeting
Cards, Insert Template, or Connect with Other Software.
Saves the edited picture, and sends an e-mail or uses it as the background
image.
Outputs the edited picture according to your preferences.
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Using PhotoImpression
Tool Bar
Button
Description
Button
Description
Resize Layer
Rotate Layer
Flip Layer Horizontally
Rotate All Layers
Undo
Redo
Copy
Paste
Delete Layer
Close Picture
INFORMATION
For detailed instructions on how to use PhotoImpression, please refer to the program's
Help.
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Digimax Viewer 2.1
This software is only compatible with Windows.
1. To open Digimax Viewer, click the [Start Programs
Samsung Digimax Viewer 2.1 Digimax Viewer
2.1 ] and Digimax Viewer 2.1 will then open.
2. If the [Auto Launch] option is selected, this program will be executed automatically with
recognizing the camera.
3. You can easily use the Digimax viewer 2.1 program as
it offers a FILE menu and TOOL bar.And, you can use
the pop up menu. Click an image and press the right
mouse button.
Digimax Viewer functions are listed below.
- Basic functions
: Copy, Move, Delete, Rotate, Rename, changing file type, Resize,
Property.
- Advanced functions : Print, Slide show, Export, Sending e-mail, On-line print, Web album etc.
INFORMATION
Before deleting images from the camera, you should protect or download images to your
computer that you wish to keep.
Refer to the [Help] menu in Digimax viewer 2.1 for further information.
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FAQ
Please check the following if the USB connection malfunctions.
[Case 1]
The camera power is off.
Turn the camera power on. We recommend using an AC power adapter in PC
mode.
[Case 2]
USB Driver is not installed correctly.
Install the USB Driver correctly. Refer to page 79.
[Case 3]
The USB cable is not connected or you are using a cable with an incorrect
specification.
Use a USB cable with the correct specification.
[Case 4]
The camera is not recognized by your PC.
Sometimes, the camera may appear under [Unknown Devices] in Device
Manager.
Install the camera driver correctly.
Turn off the camera, remove the USB cable, plug in the USB cable again, and
then turn on the camera.
[Case 5]
There is an unexpected error during file transfer
Turn the camera power off and on again. Transfer the file again.
[Case 6]
How do I know my computer supports a USB Interface?
Check the USB port in your computer or keyboard.
Check the OS version. A USB Interface is available in Windows 98, 98SE,
2000, ME .XP.
Check [Universal serial bus controller] in Device Manager. Do the following to
check [Universal serial bus controller].
Win 98/ME
: Trace [Start Setting Controller System Device
Manager
Universal serial bus controller]
Win 2000
: Trace [Start Setting Controller System Hardware
Device Manager Universal serial bus controller].
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FAQ
Win XP
: Trace [Start Control Panel Performance and
Maintenance System Hardware Device Manager
Universal Serial Bus controller].
There must be USB Host Controller and USB root hub under [Universal serial
bus controller].
In addition, double-click on the USB Universal Host Controller and the USB
Root Hub to check if the Device Status states "This device is working properly".
If the Device Status says the device is "not working properly", click the "Driver"
tab and then click [Update Driver] or [Reinstall Driver].
When all the conditions mentioned above are met, the computer can support
the USB interface.
[Case 7]
When using the USB hub.
There may be a problem in connecting the camera to the PC through the USB
hub if the PC and the hub are not compatible. Wherever possible, connect the
camera to the PC directly.
[Case 8]
Are other USB cables connected to the PC?
The camera may malfunction when it is connected to the PC at the same time
as another USB cable. In this case, disconnect the other USB cable, and
connect only one USB cable to the camera.
[Case 9]
When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start (Settings) Control
Panel (Performance and Maintenance) System (Hardware) Device
Manager), there are Unknown Devices or Other Devices entries with a
yellow question mark(?) beside them or devices with an exclamation mark(!)
beside them.
Right-click on the entry with the question(?) or exclamation (!) mark and select
"Remove". Restart the PC and connect the camera the again. For Windows 98
PC, remove the camera driver also, restart the PC, and then reinstall the
camera driver.
Double-click on the entry with the question(?) or exclamation(!) mark, click the
"Driver" tab, and click [Update Driver] or [Reinstall Driver]. If a message appears
asking you to specify the location where the appropriate driver for the device is,
specify the "C:/Windows/inf" or "C:/Windows/inf/other" folder (where C: is the
drive letter of the hard disk where the operating system is installed).
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