Minolta DIMAGE VIEWER 2.1 Instruction manual

Minolta DIMAGE VIEWER 2.1 Instruction manual
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9222-2747-11 P-A409/10-2004/109678
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Konica Minolta digital camera. Please take the time to read through this
instruction manual so you can enjoy all the features of your new camera.
Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately contact your
camera dealer.
DiMAGE digital camera
Lithium-ion battery NP-800
Lithium-ion battery charger BC-900
Wireless remote control RC-D1
Neck strap NS-DG8000
Lens shade DLS-3
Lens cap LF-1349
Accessory shoe cap SC-10
AV cable AVC-500
USB cable USB-3
Ulead VideoStudio CD-ROM
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
DiMAGE Instruction Manuals CD-ROM
Quick Reference Guide
Konica Minolta International Warranty Certificate
This product is designed to work with accessories manufactured and distributed by Konica Minolta.
Using accessories or equipment not endorsed by Konica Minolta may result in unsatisfactory
performance or damage to the product and its accessories.
Only use the battery specified in this manual that are manufactured and distributed by Konica Minolta.
Beware of counterfeit batteries; the use of these batteries will damage the product and may cause
fire.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of Konica
Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The
official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System. Pentium is a registered trademark
of the Intel Corporation. Microdrive is a trademark of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. QuickTime
is a trademark used under license. Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.
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FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
NP-800 Lithium-ion batteries
This camera operates on a powerful lithium-ion battery. Misuse or abuse of the lithium-ion battery can
cause damage or injury through fire, electric shock, or chemical leakage. Read and understand all
warnings before using the battery.
DANGER
• Do not short, disassemble, damage, or modify the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to fire or high temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not expose the battery to water, or moisture. Water can corrode or damage the internal battery
safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not drop or subject the battery to strong impacts. Impacts can damage the internal battery safety
devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Do not use the battery with any other products.
• Only use the specified charger. An inappropriate charger may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Do not use a leaking battery. If fluid from the battery enters your eye, immediately rinse the eye with
plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the battery makes contact with your skin or
clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Only use or charge the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between 0° and 40°C
(32° and 104°F). Only store the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between –20°
and 30°C (–4° and 86°F) and a humidity of 45% to 85% RH.
WARNING
• Tape over the lithium-ion battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal; always follow
local regulations for battery disposal.
• If charging is not completed after the specified period elapses, unplug the charger and discontinue
charging immediately.
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For proper and safe use
General product warnings and cautions
Read and understand the following warnings and cautions for safe use of the digital camera and its
accessories.
WARNING
Using the remote control battery improperly can cause it to leak harmful solutions, overheat, or
explode which may damage property or cause personal injury. Do not ignore the following warnings.
• Only use the remote-control battery specified in this manual.
• Do not install the battery with the polarity (+/-) reversed.
• Do not use the battery which shows wear or damage.
• Do not expose the battery to fire, high temperatures, water, or moisture.
• Do not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble the battery.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Tape over the battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal; always follow local
regulations for battery disposal.
• Only use the camera battery specified in this manual.
• Only use the specified charger or AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the unit. An
inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Only use the charger power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate
current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not disassemble the camera or charger. Electric shock may cause injury if a high voltage circuit
inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the battery or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the camera is
dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash unit, is exposed. The
flash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock resulting in injury. The continued
use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
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• Keep the batteries, memory card, or small parts that could be swallowed away from infants. Contact
a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm them with
the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which
may lead to an accident.
• Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an accident.
• Do not use these products in a humid environment, or operate them with wet hands. If liquid enters
these products, immediately remove the battery or unplug the product, and discontinue use. The
continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage or injury through fire or electric
shock.
• Do not use these products near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine, or paint
thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint thinner to clean these
products. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may cause an explosion or fire.
• When unplugging the AC adapter or charger, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the plug when
removing it from an outlet.
• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter or charger cord. A
damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• If these products emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately remove the
battery taking care not to burn yourself as the battery may become hot with use. The continued use
of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
• Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.
• Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of
California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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For proper and safe use
CAUTION
• Do not use or store these products in a hot or humid environment such as the glove compartment
or trunk of a car. It may damage the camera, charger, and battery which may result in burns or
injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If the battery is leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The camera, charger, and battery temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care should be
taken to avoid burns.
• Burns may result if the memory card or battery is removed immediately after extended periods of
use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large
amount of energy which may cause burns.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and the liquid from
the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes contact with skin, wash the
area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in contact with the eyes, immediately rinse
the eyes with plenty of water and contact a doctor.
• When using the AC adapter and charger, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.
• The rim of the lens hood can cause injury. Take care not to accidentally strike anyone with the
camera when the lens hood is attached.
• Do not use electronic transformers or travel adapters with the charger. The use of these devices may
cause a fire or damage the product.
• Do not use if the AC adapter or charger cord is damaged.
• Do not cover the AC adapter or charger. A fire may result.
• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter or charger; this can hinder the unplugging of the units in
emergencies.
• Unplug the AC adapter or charger when cleaning or not in use.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Before you begin....................................................................................................................................3
For proper and safe use ........................................................................................................................4
Names of parts ....................................................................................................................................13
Getting up and running ........................................................................................................................16
Attaching the camera strap.....................................................................................................16
Removing the lens cap............................................................................................................16
Attaching the lens hood ..........................................................................................................17
Charging the battery................................................................................................................18
Installing and changing the battery.........................................................................................19
Battery condition indicator ......................................................................................................20
Auto power save .....................................................................................................................20
External power supplies (sold separately) ..............................................................................21
Inserting and changing a memory card ..................................................................................22
Turning on the camera ............................................................................................................24
Handling the camera ...............................................................................................................24
Diopter adjustment..................................................................................................................25
LCD monitor setup ..................................................................................................................26
Display-mode button...............................................................................................................27
Setting the date and time........................................................................................................28
Setting the menu language .....................................................................................................29
Basic recording ....................................................................................................................................30
Setting the camera to record images automatically ...............................................................30
Basic recording operation .......................................................................................................30
Focus lock ...............................................................................................................................32
Automatic monitor amplification .............................................................................................32
Focus signals ..........................................................................................................................33
Special focusing situations .....................................................................................................33
Using the built-in flash ............................................................................................................34
Flash range - automatic operation..........................................................................................34
Camera-shake warning ...........................................................................................................35
Anti-shake system...................................................................................................................36
Basic playback ....................................................................................................................................37
Single-frame playback and histogram display........................................................................38
Viewing images and histogram ...............................................................................................39
Rotating images ......................................................................................................................39
Deleting single images ............................................................................................................39
Changing the Quick View & playback display ........................................................................40
Enlarged playback...................................................................................................................41
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Advanced recording.............................................................................................................................42
Recording mode display .........................................................................................................42
Display-information button......................................................................................................43
Focus-mode button.................................................................................................................44
Focus signals ..........................................................................................................................44
Manual focus and Flex Digital Magnifier.................................................................................45
Changing AF-area modes .......................................................................................................46
Spot AF areas..........................................................................................................................47
Flex Focus Point......................................................................................................................48
Macro mode ............................................................................................................................49
Exposure lock..........................................................................................................................50
Exposure-mode dial ................................................................................................................50
Program - P ................................................................................................................51
Program shift - Pa/Ps .................................................................................................51
Auto recording ............................................................................................................52
Aperture priority - A ....................................................................................................54
Shutter priority - S ......................................................................................................55
Shutter-speed range and camera sensitivity (ISO).....................................................55
Manual exposure - M .................................................................................................56
Bulb exposures...........................................................................................................57
Digital Subject Programs ........................................................................................................58
Exposure and flash compensation..........................................................................................59
White balance..........................................................................................................................60
Custom white balance calibration...........................................................................................62
Using the function button........................................................................................................64
Camera sensitivity - ISO.............................................................................................66
Flash range and camera sensitivity ............................................................................67
Attaching an accessory flash unit ..............................................................................67
Color mode.................................................................................................................68
About Adobe RGB......................................................................................................69
Flash modes ...............................................................................................................70
Metering modes..........................................................................................................72
Filter ............................................................................................................................73
Color-saturation compensation ..................................................................................74
Contrast compensation ..............................................................................................74
Using the drive-mode button ..................................................................................................76
Self-timer ....................................................................................................................77
Recording with remote control ...................................................................................78
Setting up the camera for remote control ..................................................................78
Using the remote control............................................................................................79
Bracketing...................................................................................................................80
Continuous advance...................................................................................................82
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Recording menu...................................................................................................................................84
Navigating the recording-mode menu ....................................................................................84
Image size and image quality..................................................................................................86
About RAW image quality .......................................................................................................88
Notes on image size and resolution........................................................................................89
Spot AE area ...........................................................................................................................90
Flash control............................................................................................................................90
AEL button ..............................................................................................................................92
Recording-mode reset ............................................................................................................93
Sharpness ...............................................................................................................................94
Date imprinting ........................................................................................................................95
Instant playback ......................................................................................................................96
Full-time AF .............................................................................................................................97
Direct Manual Focus ...............................................................................................................97
Memory - storing camera settings ..........................................................................................98
Memory recall..........................................................................................................................99
DSP (Digital Subject Program) setup ....................................................................................100
Noise reduction .....................................................................................................................100
Monitor amplification.............................................................................................................101
Digital zoom...........................................................................................................................102
A short guide to photography............................................................................................................103
About exposure and flash compensation .............................................................................104
What is an Ev? ......................................................................................................................105
Light sources and color.........................................................................................................105
Movie mode
..................................................................................................................................106
Movie recording.....................................................................................................................106
Navigating the movie menu ..................................................................................................107
Image size and frame rate.....................................................................................................108
Movie mode...........................................................................................................................108
Movie reset............................................................................................................................109
Notes on movie recording.....................................................................................................109
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Advanced playback............................................................................................................................110
Viewing movies......................................................................................................................110
Capturing a movie frame.......................................................................................................111
Navigating the playback menu..............................................................................................112
Frame-selection screen.........................................................................................................114
Delete ..................................................................................................................................115
Format ..................................................................................................................................116
View folder.............................................................................................................................116
Lock ..................................................................................................................................117
Movie editing .........................................................................................................................118
Slide Show ............................................................................................................................120
Magnification setup...............................................................................................................120
About DPOF ..........................................................................................................................121
DPOF setup ...........................................................................................................................121
Date imprint...........................................................................................................................122
Index print .............................................................................................................................122
Cancel print ...........................................................................................................................123
Copy and E-mail Copy..........................................................................................................123
Viewing images using the remote control .............................................................................126
Changing the battery ................................................................................................127
Viewing images on a television .............................................................................................128
Setup menu
..................................................................................................................................129
Opening the setup menu.......................................................................................................129
Navigating the setup menu ...................................................................................................130
Date and time setup..............................................................................................................131
LCD brightness......................................................................................................................132
Lens accessory .....................................................................................................................132
Video output ..........................................................................................................................132
Transfer mode .......................................................................................................................133
Anti-shake .............................................................................................................................133
Delete confirmation ...............................................................................................................133
Language...............................................................................................................................134
Shortcut help.........................................................................................................................134
File number memory .............................................................................................................136
Folder name ..........................................................................................................................136
Select folder ..........................................................................................................................137
New folder .............................................................................................................................137
Reset default .........................................................................................................................138
Audio signals/Focus signals..................................................................................................140
Shutter FX..............................................................................................................................141
Volume ..................................................................................................................................141
Auto power save ...................................................................................................................141
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Data-transfer mode............................................................................................................................142
System requirements ............................................................................................................142
Connecting the camera to a computer .................................................................................143
Connecting to Windows 98 / 98 second edition ..................................................................144
Automatic installation ...............................................................................................144
Manual installation....................................................................................................145
Auto power save (data-transfer mode) .................................................................................147
QuickTime system requirements...........................................................................................147
VideoStudio system requirements ........................................................................................147
Memory card folder organization ..........................................................................................148
Disconnecting the camera from the computer .....................................................................150
Windows 98 / 98 second edition ............................................................................150
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP ................................................................150
Macintosh .................................................................................................................151
Changing the memory card (data-transfer mode) ................................................................152
Removing the driver software - Windows.............................................................................153
PictBridge..............................................................................................................................154
Notes on printing errors ........................................................................................................155
Navigating the PictBridge menu ...........................................................................................156
Troubleshooting..................................................................................................................................160
When using filters..................................................................................................................162
About the lithium-ion battery charger cord...........................................................................163
About PC Flash Adapter PCT-100 ........................................................................................163
Wide-angle Converter ACW-100, Telephoto Converter ACT-100, Close-up Lens CL-49-200 .........164
Care and storage ...............................................................................................................................164
Camera care ..........................................................................................................................164
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................165
Storage ..................................................................................................................................165
Operating temperatures and conditions ...............................................................................165
Memory card care and handling ...........................................................................................166
Batteries ................................................................................................................................166
LCD monitor care ..................................................................................................................167
Copyright...............................................................................................................................167
Before important events or journeys.....................................................................................167
Questions and service...........................................................................................................167
Technical specifications .....................................................................................................................168
Filter examples ..................................................................................................................................171
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NAMES OF PARTS
* This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces
clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual (p. 164).
Microphone
Movie mode (p. 106)
Playback mode (p. 37, 110)
Flash* (p. 34)
Recording mode (p. 30, 42)
Focusing ring (p. 45)
Mode switch
Focal-length index
Main switch
Zooming ring
Control dial
Card-slot door (p. 22)
Lens*
Shutter-release button
Self-timer lamp (p. 77)
Remote-control receiver (p. 78, 126)
Camera Notes
The focal-length scale on the zooming ring is given in 35mm focal-length equivalents. The
DiMAGE Viewer software supplied with the camera can display the actual focal length used to
capture the recorded image as well as the equivalent focal length in 35mm photography.
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Manual exposure
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Program exposure
Auto recording
(p.
(p.
(p.
(p.
(p.
Memory recall (p. 99)
Portrait subject program (p. 58)
Sports action subject program (p. 58)
Sunset subject program (p. 58)
Night portrait subject program (p. 58)
56)
55)
54)
51)
52)
Exposure-mode dial
Drive-mode button (p. 76)
Display information button (p. 40)
AE lock button (p. 50)
Digital-zoom lever (p. 40, 41, 102)
Function button (p. 64)
Access lamp
Controller
Menu button
Quick View/ Delete button (p. 39)
Display mode button (p. 27)
Diopter-adjustment
dial (p. 25)
Electronic viewfinder* (EVF)
LCD monitor* (p. 26, 38, 42)
Anti-shake button (p. 36)
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Names of parts
Accessory shoe
Strap eyelet (p.16)
Speaker
Focus-mode button (p. 44)
Shift button
Terminal cover
The USB port. AV-out
terminal, and DC terminal are located behind
the cover. (p.21, 128, 143)
Macro release
(p. 49)
Battery-chamber (p. 19)
Battery-chamber lock (p. 19)
Tripod socket
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
This section covers the preparation of the camera. This includes the changing of batteries and
memory card as well as the use of external power supplies.
Attaching the camera strap
Attach the camera strap to the strap eyelets as shown. The
tip of the strap should pass under the buckle (2).
Always keep the camera strap
around your neck in the event
that you drop the camera.
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2
Removing the lens cap
Using your thumb and index finger, pinch the inside or
outside tabs of the lens cap to remove. When the camera
is not in use, always replace the lens cap.
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Getting up and running
Attaching the lens hood
1
The lens hood is used to control stray light from entering the lens and causing
flare. When using the camera under bright light, the use of the lens hood is
recommended. The lens hood should not be used with the built-in flash as it
can cause a shadow.
To mount the lens hood, align the rectangular dimple on the rim of the hood
with the focal-length index on the top of the lens barrel (1).
2
Slide the hood onto the end of the lens and turn it 90°
clockwise until it clicks and the circular dimple is
aligned with the focal-length index (2). When mounted
correctly, the large petals of the lens hood should be
to the top and bottom. Never force the lens hood. If it
does not fit, check its orientation. To detach the lens
hood, turn it 90° counterclockwise and remove.
The lens hood can be reverse mounted when the camera
is not is use.
With one of the large petals to the top, slide the hood
onto the end of the lens. Turn it 90° clockwise until it it
clicks into place.
The lens hood can be attached or removed with the lens
cap on the camera. To detach the lens hood, turn it 90°
counterclockwise and remove.
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Charging the battery
Before the camera can be used, the lithium-ion battery must be charged. Before charging the battery,
read the safety warnings on page 4 of this manual. Only recharge the battery with the supplied battery
charger. The battery should be recharged before each shooting session. See page 166 for battery care
and storage.
Plug the power cord into the side of the charger unit (1).
Plug the other end of the cord into a live household
outlet. The included AC cord is designed for the current
of the sales region. Only use the cord in the region it
was purchased. For more on the AC cable, see page
163.
1
With the battery contacts down and toward the
charger, slide the battery into the unit. If the battery
does not slide all the way into the charger, check its
orientation.
The indicator lamp (2) glows to show the battery is
charging. The lamp goes out when the battery is
charged. Charging time is approximately 90 minutes.
2
When the battery has been charged, remove it from the charger. Unplug the power cord from the
outlet.
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Getting up and running
Installing and changing the battery
This digital camera uses one NP-800 lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery, read the safety
warnings on pages 4 of this manual. When replacing batteries, the camera should be off.
Open the battery-chamber door by sliding the battery-chamber
lock to the open position.
Insert the battery with the battery contacts first. Insert the battery
so that it slides past the battery latch in the chamber. Push the
battery into the chamber until the latch clicks into place.
To remove a battery, slide the battery latch to the side of the
battery chamber; the battery will spring out.
Close the battery-chamber door and slide the battery-chamber
lock to the close position.
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Battery condition indicator
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator. The monitor indicator will
change from white to red when battery power is low.
Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged. This indicator is
displayed when the camera is on.
Low-battery indicator - the battery is partially charged. The monitor will
turn off while the flash is charging to save power.
Low-battery warning - battery power is very low. The battery should be
recharged as soon as possible. This warning automatically appears and
remains on the monitors until the battery is recharged. The monitor will
turn off while the flash is charging to save power. If power falls below this
level when the camera is on, the battery-exhausted message appears
just before the camera shuts down. If the battery warning is displayed,
movie recording, movie editing, and UHS continuous advance cannot be
used.
Auto power save
To conserve battery power, the camera will turn off the monitors and unnecessary functions if an
operation is not made within three minutes (auto power save). To restore power, press the shutterrelease button partway down or press the main switch. The length of the auto-power-save period can
be changed in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 141).
If an operation is not made within thirty minutes, the camera will shut down (auto power off). Press the
main switch to restore power.
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Getting up and running
External power supplies (sold separately)
The AC Adapter AC-11 allows the camera to be powered from an electrical household outlet. The AC
Adapter is recommended when the camera is interfaced with a computer or during periods of heavy
use. The included adapter power cord is designed for the current requirements of the sales region.
The External High-power Battery Pack Kit EBP-100 is a portable power source and significantly
extends the operating time of the camera. The kit contains a high-power lithium-ion battery, holder,
and charger. The battery, holder, and charger are also available separately.
Always turn off the camera and confirm the access lamp is not lit before
changing between power supplies.
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter unit.
Remove the terminal cover from the right (1). The cover
is attached to the body to prevent loss.
1
Insert the mini plug of the AC adapter or battery pack into
the DC terminal (2).
Insert the AC adapter plug into an electrical outlet.
2
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Inserting and Changing a memory card
Always turn off the camera and confirm the access lamp is not lit before
inserting or removing a memory card, otherwise the card may be damaged, and
data lost.
A memory card must be inserted for the camera to operate. If a card has not
been inserted, a no-card warning will be displayed on the monitors. Type I and
II CompactFlash cards and Microdrives are compatible with this camera. For
memory card care and handling, see page 166.
Open the card-slot door in the direction indicated.
Insert a memory card all the way into the card slot. Insert the card so the face is
toward the front of the camera. Always push the card in straight. Never force the
card. If the card does not fit, check that it is oriented correctly.
Close the card-slot door.
Accessory
The CompactFlash Adapter for SD Memory Cards SD-CF1 allows SD (Secure Digital) Memory
Cards or MultiMediaCards to be used with this camera.
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Getting up and running
1
2
3
4
To eject a card, open the card-slot door (1), and press and release the card-eject lever to extend it (2).
Press the card-eject lever to eject the card (3). The card can now be pulled out. Take care when
removing the card as it becomes hot with use. The card-eject lever should remain inside the camera
body. If it extends, push it into the camera.
Insert a new memory card and close the card-slot door (4).
If the “Unable to use card. Format?” message appears, the card should be formatted with the camera.
Using the left/right keys of the controller, select “Yes” to format the card. “No” closes the window
without formatting the card; remove the unformatted card from the camera. Formatting erases all data
on the memory card permanently. Depending on the memory card, formatting can take several
minutes. A memory card can also be formatted in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 116). A memory
card used in another camera may have to be formatted before being used.
If the card-error message appears, press the central button of the controller to close the window;
check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America:
Europe:
http://www.konicaminolta.us/
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
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Turning on the camera
Press the main switch to turn on the camera. An audio
signal sounds to indicate the power is turned on. The
audio signal can be turned off with the setup menu (p.
140).
If the camera shuts down immediately after it is turned
on, the battery power is low. See page 18 on how to
charge the battery.
Press the main switch to turn the camera off.
Handling the camera
While using the electronic viewfinder (EVF) or
LCD monitor, grip the camera firmly with your
right hand while supporting the body with the
palm of your left hand. Keep your elbows at
your side and your feet shoulder-width apart to
hold the camera steadily. See page 26 for LCD
monitor setup.
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Getting up and running
Diopter adjustment
The EVF has a built-in diopter that can
be adjusted between –5 to +2. While
looking through the EVF, turn the
diopter-adjustment dial until the
viewfinder image is sharp.
Konica Minolta History
On February 20th, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. On board his
Friendship 7 spacecraft was a Minolta Hi-matic camera to record that historic event. The 4 hour,
55 minute, and 23 second flight orbited the Earth three times at an average speed of 28,000 kph
(17,500 mph).
Mr. Glenn visited our Sakai camera factory in Japan on May 24th,
1963 to plant a palm tree to celebrate the occasion. The palm tree
is still in the courtyard of the factory and stands over eight meters
tall (26ft).
The camera? It was not lost. It is on display at the
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space
Museum in Washington D.C. This and other objects
from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury flight can be
found in galley 210, “Apollo to the Moon.”
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LCD monitor set up
This camera has a swiveling LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor from the right. The monitor
unit can be opened up to 180° to the left (1).
1
2
There is a clickstop every 90°.
When opened, the LCD monitor can be rotated 90°
downward and 180° forward (2). Never force the
monitor beyond this; the hinge will be damaged.
When the monitor is rotated 180° forward, the image
is rotated automatically so that it is oriented
correctly. If the monitor image appears up-sidedown, check it has been rotated completely.
To set the monitor against the body, open the
monitor unit to the left (1), rotate it 180° forward
(2), and fold the monitor against the back of the
camera (3).
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Getting up and running
When not in use, store the LCD monitor in its original position to protect the screen from damage.
When the LCD monitor unit is closed with the
screen facing the body, the EVF activates.
Display mode button
Images can be viewed either with the EVF or LCD
monitor.
Pressing the display mode button switches the
active display between the EVF and monitor. Under
bright light, the EVF allows easier viewing.
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Setting the date and time
After initially inserting a memory card and battery, the camera’s clock and calendar must be set. When
images are recorded, the image data is saved with the date and time of recording.
If the clock and calendar have not been set, a
message is displayed each time the camera is
turned on. This message is also displayed if the
clock and calendar reset when the camera is
stored without a battery for a long time.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to
select “Yes.” “No” cancels the operation.
Set date/time.
No
Yes
Use the left and right keys to select the item to be
changed.
Date/Time set
2004 . 10 . 23
13 : 14
YYYY/MM/DD
:move
:sel
:enter
Date/Time setting screen
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Press the center of the controller to open the date/time
setup screen.
Getting up and running
Use the up and down keys to adjust the item.
Press the central button to set the clock and calendar.
The setup menu will be displayed.
Setting the menu language
LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
–
None
Data storage
–
NTSC
English
For customers in certain areas, the menu language must
also be set.
While holding down the shift button (1) press the
menu button (2) to open the setup menu.
2
1
LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
–
None
Data storage
–
NTSC
English
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
Language
Japanese
English
Deutsch
Français
Español
Chinese
Italiano
Svenska
English
Navigating the menu is simple. The up/down and
left/right keys of the controller move the cursor and
change settings on the menu. The center button of
the controller selects menu options and sets
adjustments.
Use the down controller key to highlight the language
menu option.
Press the right key to highlight the menu
language.
Press the central button of the controller to
open the language screen.
Use the four-way key off the controller to highlight the
new menu language.
Press the central button of the controller to set the
language.
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BASIC RECORDING
Setting the camera to record images automatically
1
2
Set the exposure dial to the program (P) position (1). Confirm the
mode switch is in the recording position (2).
All camera operations are now fully automatic. The autofocus,
exposure, and imaging systems will work together to make
photography effortless.
The Auto exposure mode acts like the program mode, except that
the many of the recording functions are reset each time it is
selected, see page 52 for more information.
Basic recording operation
1
Use the zooming ring to frame the subject (1). The effect of the
zoom is immediately displayed in the viewfinder (EVF) and LCD
monitor.
Place the subject within the focus frame. For off-center
subjects, use the focus-lock function (p. 32).
The subject must be within the focus range of the lens: 0.5m
(1.6ft) - inf.. For subjects closer than 0.5m (1.6ft), use the macro
function (p. 49).
Focus frame
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Basic recording
2
Press the shutter-release button partway down (2) to lock the
focus and exposure.
3
When the focus is set, an AF sensor is displayed in the live
image to indicate the point of focus. The focus signals (p. 33)
on the monitors will confirm that the image is in focus. If the
focus signal is red, the camera was unable to focus on the
subject. Repeat the previous steps until the signal is white. The
shutter speed and aperture value will change from white to
black indicating the exposure is locked.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down (3) to take the
picture. The access lamp blinks indicating the image data is
being written to the memory card. Never remove a card while
data is being transferred.
Focus signal
AF sensor
Shutter-speed and aperture
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Focus lock
The focus-lock function is used when the subject is off-center and outside the focus frame. Focus lock
may also be used when a special focusing situation prevents the camera from focusing on the subject.
Place the subject within the focus frame. Press and hold the
shutter-release button partway down.
• The focus signals will indicate that the focus is locked. The
shutter speed and aperture value will change from white to
black indicating the exposure is locked.
• When the focus is set, an AF sensor is displayed on the live
image to indicate the point of focus.
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button,
recompose the subject within the image area. Press the
shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
Automatic monitor amplification
In extremely low-light conditions when the camera-sensitivity gain has reached its limit, the automatic
monitor-amplification function will intensify the EVF and LCD monitor image. The live image will be
brighter. This will have no effect on the final image. This function can be turned off in section 3 of the
recording menu (p. 101).
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Basic recording
Focus signals
This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The focus signals in the lower right
corner of the EVF and LCD monitor indicate the focus status. For more information on autofocus
modes, see p. 44.
White focus indicator - focus confirmed.
Red focus indicator - the subject is too close or a special situation is
preventing the AF system from focusing. The shutter can be released.
If the AF system cannot focus on a certain subject, focus lock can be used with an object at the same
distance as the main subject or the camera can be focused manually (p. 45).
Special focusing situations
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. If the autofocus system cannot focus on a
subject, the focus icon will turn red. In this situation the focus-lock function can be used to focus on
another object at the same distance as your main subject, and then the image can be recomposed to
take the picture.
The subject is too
dark.
The subject in the
focus frame is low in
contrast.
Two subjects at
different distances
overlap in the focus
frame.
The subject is near a
very bright object or
area.
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Using the built-in flash
In low-light conditions or indoors, the flash is needed to illuminate the subject and reduce blurring
through camera shake. The flash can also be used as a fill light in direct sunlight to soften harsh
shadows. Always remove the lens hood when using the built-in flash; the hood may cast a shadow if
mounted.
To use the flash, simply pull up the unit by the tabs on each side. The
flash position must be set manually, and once up, the flash unit will
always fire regardless of the amount of ambient light. The following
indicators will appear in the upper left corner of the EVF and LCD
monitors to show the flash status.
The red flash indicator appears when the flash is charging.
The white flash indicator appears when the flash is ready to fire.
After taking a picture, the OK indicator appears briefly if the flash properly exposed the
subject.
Flash range - automatic operation
The camera will automatically control the flash output. For well-exposed images, the subject must be
within the flash range. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens’ wideangle position as it is at the telephoto position.
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Wide-angle position
0.5m ~ 3.8m (1.6 ft. ~ 12.5 ft.)
Telephoto position
0.5m ~ 3.0m (1.6 ft. ~ 9.8 ft.)
Basic recording
Camera-shake warning
If the shutter speed falls below the point where the
camera can be safely hand held, the camerashake warning appears on the monitors
regardless if Anti-shake is active.
Camera shake is slight blurring caused by subtle
hand motion and is more pronounced at the
telephoto position of the lens than at the wideangle. Although the warning appears, the shutter
can still be released.
If the warning appears when the shutter-release
button is pressed partway down, place the
camera on a tripod, use the flash, Anti-shake,
increase the camera sensitivity (ISO) (p. 66), or
zoom the lens towards the wide-angle position
until the warning disappears.
Camera-shake indicator
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Anti-shake system
The Anti-shake system minimizes the affect of
camera shake. Anti-shake is employed when the
shutter speed falls below a certain limit
depending on the focal length in use. The
effectiveness of Anti-shake depends on the
shutter speed in use and the degree of shaking.
The system may not work with moving subjects
or when the camera is panned.
When the system is active, the Anti-shake
indicator appears. Anti-shake can be turned off
and on by pressing the Anti-shake button (1).
Frame the subject as described in the basic
operation section and press the shutter-release
button partway down. Confirm the image has
stabilized on the monitor and press the shutterrelease button all the way down to take the
picture.
1
Anti-shake indicator
Anti-shake is not effective with a tripod mounted camera; turn off the Anti-shake function to conserve
power.
If the camera is overheating because of operating and ambient temperatures, the Anti-shake system
indicator turns red and the system will turn off automatically. Allow the camera to cool before using
Anti-shake.
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Basic recording
BASIC PLAYBACK
Images can be viewed in the Quick View or playback modes. This section covers the basic functions
in both modes. The playback mode has additional menu functions, see page 112.
To view images from the playback
mode, turn the mode switch to the
playback position.
To view images from the recording or movie recording modes, press the Quick View /
delete button.
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Single-frame playback and histogram display
Mode indicator
Magnification display (p. 41)
Image size (p. 86)
Image quality (p. 86)
Battery-condition indicator (p.20)
Folder number - image file number
White-balance
setting (p. 60)
Degree of exposure
compensation (p. 59)
Date of capture
Time of capture
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Lock indicator (p. 117)
Print indicator (p. 121)
E-mail copy indicator (p. 123)
Frame number / total number of images
Histogram
Image file name (p. 149)
The dark area of the histogram shows the luminance
Folder name (p. 136)
distribution of the recorded image from black (left) to
Sensitivity
setting (p. 66)
white (right). Each one of the 256 vertical lines indicates
the relative proportion of that light value in the image. The
histogram can be used to evaluate exposure and contrast, but displays no color information.
Areas of the image approaching the shadow and highlight luminance limit blink in the image
thumbnail.
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Basic playback
Viewing images and histogram
When in the Quick View or playback mode, use the left/right keys
of the controller to scroll through the images on the memory
card.
To view the histogram of a still image, press the up key. Press the
down key to return to single-frame playback.
To return to a recording mode from Quick View, press the menu
button.
Rotating images
Press the down key of the controller to
rotate a displayed image 90° left, 90°
right, or horizontally.
Deleting single Images
The displayed image can be deleted. Once deleted, an image cannot be recovered.
To delete a displayed image, press the Quick
View/delete button; a confirmation screen will
appear.
Delete this frame?
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” will
cancel the operation.
Press the controller to execute the command on the
confirmation screen. The camera will return to
playback mode.
Yes
No
Confirmation screen
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Changing the Quick view & playback display
The display information button controls the display format. Each time the button is pressed, the
display changes between full display and image only.
Image only
Full display
Index playback
To view the recorded images in a 9-frame
index, press the left side of the digitalzoom lever.
Index playback
In index playback, the four-way keys of the controller moves the
yellow border to the adjacent image. When the image is
highlighted with the border, the date of recording, E-mail copy
indicator, the lock and printing status, and the frame number of
the image are displayed at the bottom of the screen. The
highlighted image can be deleted using the QuickView/delete
button (p. 39). When either side of the digital-zoom lever is
pressed, the highlighted image will be displayed in the singleframe playback mode.
The control dial displays the next 9 frames.
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Basic playback
Enlarged playback
In single-frame playback, a still image can
be enlarged up to 10X for closer
examination. The starting magnification can
be selected from 2X, 4X, and 10X in section
2 of the playback menu (p. 120). RAW
images cannot be enlarged.
1
Press the right (+) side of the digital-zoom lever (1) to enlarge the
image. The degree of magnification is displayed on the monitors. To
reduce the magnification, press the left (-) side of the lever;
magnification can be reduced to 1.1X. Holding down the shift button
on the left side of the body and pressing the digital-zoom lever
changes the magnification in larger increments.
Control dial can be used to scroll through the image files. If the
subsequent image has same orientation and size, it will be displayed
with the same magnification.
Locator
Scroll arrow
Use the four-way key to scroll the image. Holding down the
shift button on the left side of the body and pressing the
four-way key scrolls the image faster. The locator shows the
area of the image being viewed.
Pressing the menu button or reducing the magnification
below X1.1 cancels the enlarged playback. Press the display
information button (i+) to hide or show the display indicators.
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ADVANCED RECORDING
This section contains detailed information on the camera’s recording functions and operation. Read
the sections pertaining to your interest and need.
Recording mode display
10.Camera-sensitivity (ISO) display (p. 66)
11.White-balance indicator (p. 60)
12.Metering-mode indicator (p. 72)
13.Exposure-mode indicator (p. 50)
14.Shutter-speed display
15.Aperture display
16.Exposure-compensation display (p. 59)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Lens-accessory indicator (p. 132)
Flash-mode indicator (p. 70)
Flash signal (p. 34)
Mode indicator
Flash-compensation display (p. 59)
Filter display (p. 73)
Sharpness display (p. 94)
Color-saturation-compensation display (p. 74)
Contrast-compensation display (p. 74)
A. Focus frame
B. Spot metering area (p. 72)
C. Flex Focus Point (p. 48)
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Advanced recording
17.Macro-mode indicator (p. 49)
18.Focus signal (p. 33)
19.Date-imprinting indicator (p. 95)
20.Frame counter (p. 87)
21.Drive-mode indicator (p. 76)
22.Focus-mode indicator (p. 44)
23.Anti-shake indicator (p. 36)
24.Camera-shake indicator (p. 35)
25.Battery-condition indicator (p. 20)
26.Image-quality indicator (p. 86)
27.Image-size display (p. 86)
28.Magnification display (p. 102)
29.Color-mode indicator (p. 68)
D. AF sensor (red) (p. 31)
E. Spot AF area (white) (p. 47)
Display information button
The display information button controls what
information is displayed with the live image. Each
time the button is pressed, the display cycles to the
next format: standard display, real-time histogram,
focus frame, and live image only.
Standard display
Real-time histogram
Focus frame only
Live image only
The real-time histogram shows the approximate luminance distribution of the live image. This
histogram will not be accurate when the monitor image is amplified (p. 32, 101), or the built-in or a
compatible flash unit (p. 91) is used. The histogram of a recorded image may not show the same
distribution as the real-time histogram.
Scale
To display a grid or scale over the
display formats, press and hold
the shift button (1) and press the
display information button to
cycle through the options: grid,
scale, and off.
1
Grid
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Focus-mode button
Single-shot AF (Autofocus), continuous AF, and
manual focus is set with the focus-mode
button. Press the button to select the
appropriate focus mode.
The continuous AF and manual focus-mode
indicators will be displayed in the lower right
corner of the monitors.
Single-shot AF - a general purpose autofocusing mode. Its operation is described in the
basic recording section.
Continuous AF - used for photographing moving subjects. When the shutter-release button
is pressed partway down, the autofocus system will activate and continue to focus until the
exposure is made. When using continuous AF with the wide focus area (p. 46), the AF sensors
used to indicate the point of focus will not be displayed.
The continuous AF mode may have difficulty focusing on fast subjects. In this situation, use
manual focus to focus on a point in the subject’s path and release the shutter-release button
just before the subject reaches that point; there is a slight delay between the time the shutterrelease button is pressed and the shutter opens.
Manual focus - To manually focus the camera. See the following section for operation.
Focus signals
Single-shot AF - focus confirmed and locked.
Continuous AF - focus confirmed.
Red focus indicator - the subject is too close or a special situation is preventing the
AF system from focusing. The shutter can be released.
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Advanced recording
Manual focus and Flex Digital Magnifier
The manual focus mode can be set with the focusmode button (p. 44). Always use the monitor image
to confirm focus. The approximate object distance
from the CCD is displayed near the frame counter.
Approximate location of the CCD plane
The Flex Digital Magnifier is a focusing aid for manual focus. The live
image within the magnification area is automatically magnified to
judge sharpness as the focusing ring is turned. The Flex Digital
Magnifier is disabled when using the digital zoom.
Turn the focusing ring to focus the camera. The image within the
magnification area is enlarged. The locator shows which portion of
the image is displayed. When the shutter-release button is pressed
partway down, or the camera is not focued for several seconds, the
entire image area is displayed.
During manual focus, the magnification area or magnified image can
be moved. Press the central button of the controller, then use the
four-way keys to move the area; the magnification area will turn
blue. The magnified image area can be scrolled using the four-way
keys.
Holding down the shift button on the side of the body and pressing
the central button of the controller centers the area.
Object distance
Locator
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Changing AF-area modes
AF-area modes can be selected between the wide focus frame,
spot AF area, and Flex Focus Point. The AF-area modes cannot be
changed when using the digital zoom.
Press the center button of the controller; the active
focus frame turns blue.
Turn the control dial to cycle through the AF-area modes.
Wide focus area - a general purpose focus area. Its operation is
described in the basic recording section (p. 30).
Spot AF areas - eleven selectable
focus areas (p. 47).
Flex Focus Point - a cross-hair focus point that can be placed anywhere in
the image area (p. 48).
Use the four-way keys of the controller to select the spot AF area or move the Flex Focus Point. Press
the center of the controller or press the shutter-release button partway down to set the AF-area; the
selected AF area turns white. See instructions in the following pages.
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Advanced recording
Spot AF Areas
One of the eleven spot AF areas can be selected. Spot AF areas cannot be
used with the digital zoom or movie recording.
Press the central button of the controller and select the spot AF
area mode using the control dial as described on the previous
page.
When the spot AF area mode is selected, eleven spot AF
areas are displayed. The active AF area is blue. Use the
controller’s four-way keys (1) to select a new area.
Pressing the center button of the controller while
pressing the shift button resets the AF area to the
center.
Press the central button of the controller to select the
area; the other ten areas disappear. Only when a focus
area has been selected, can the controller be used for
other camera operations.
Pressing the shutter-release button partway down also
completes the operation; the spot AF area turns red
briefly to confirm focus.
Once a focus area is selected, it remains active even after
the picture has been taken. Press the center of the
controller to select another area.
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Flex Focus Point
The Flex Focus Point (FFP) is a powerful tool for off-center subjects. It can
be moved to any point in the image area. The FFP cannot be used with the
digital zoom or movie recording.
Press the central button of the controller and select the FFP mode
using the control dial as described on page 46.
When the FFP mode is selected, a blue crosshair
is displayed. Use the controller’s four-way keys to
move the Flex Focus Point in the live image.
Pressing the shift button while using the four-way
key moves the point faster.
Pressing the central button of the controller while
pressing the shift button returns the focus point to
the center of the image area.
Press the central button of the controller to fix
the position; the Flex Focus Point turns white.
Pressing the shutter-release button partway
down also completes the operation; the FFP
turns red briefly to confirm focus.
Press the center of the controller to move the
Flex Focus Point to another location.
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Advanced recording
Macro mode
The macro mode is used for close-up photographs of small
objects. The built-in flash cannot be used with macro mode. The
use of a tripod is recommended.
Align one of the arrows on the zooming ring with the index next to
the macro switch and slide the switch forward. The lens must be
zoomed to the wide-angle or telephoto position for the macro
switch to engage. The zooming ring is locked at the wide-angle
position. At the telephoto position, the zooming ring can move
slightly to make fine adjustments to image size.
The macro indicator is displayed in the lower right corner of the
monitors. Make sure the subject is within the macro focusing
range:
Wide-angle position
Telephoto position
0.3 ~ 0.6m (12 ~ 24 in.)
0.25 ~ 0.6m (10 ~ 24 in.)
Approximate
location of the
CCD plane
Macro-mode indicator
Shooting tips
Because of the high image magnification, hand holding cameras
during close-up photography is very difficult. When possible, use a
tripod.
Use the Flex Focus Point to specify the area to be in focus.
Because depth of field (the area in focus) is narrow in close-up
photography, using focus lock with off-center subjects can cause
minor errors which are exaggerated at high magnifications.
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Exposure lock
The AE lock button locks the automatic exposure system.
This function allows the exposure to be set by a gray card or
reference target outside the scene. When using flash in the
P or A exposure modes, slow-shutter sync is active (p. 71).
The operation of the AE lock button can be customized in
section 1 of the recording menu (p. 92).
Press and hold the AE lock button to lock the exposure; the
shutter speed and aperture monitor displays turns black;
releasing the button cancels the setting. Frame the subject
and press the shutter-release button partway down to lock
focus.
Exposure-mode dial
The exposure-mode dial is used to select traditional exposure modes as well
as subject programs that optimize camera settings to specific shooting
conditions. Camera settings saved in the camera can also be recalled with
this dial. Simply turn the dial to the appropriate position.
Manual exposure (p. 56)
Shutter priority (p. 55)
Aperture priority (p. 54)
Program exposure (p. 51)
Auto recording (p. 52)
Memory recall (p. 99)
Portrait subject program (p. 58)
Sports action subject program (p. 58)
Sunset subject program (p. 58)
Night portrait subject program (p. 58)
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Advanced recording
Exposure-mode
indicator
Program - P
Program exposure is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 50). The program AE uses luminance and
focal-length information to calculate exposures. This allows the photographer to shoot without
worrying about exposure settings. The shutter speed and aperture values of the exposure are
displayed on the monitors. If the brightness level of the scene is outside the exposure control range
of the camera, the shutter-speed and aperture displays turn red on the monitors.
Program shift - Ps/Pa
Program-shift function allows adjustment to the shutter-speed/aperture combination determined by
the camera. The built-in flash cannot be used with program shift. The camera gives priority to the flash
exposure; once the flash is raised, any changes made with program shift are canceled.
As described in the basic recording operation (p. 30), press the shutter-release button partway down
until the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed.
Turn the control dial to change the shutter speed
(Ps).
Turn the dial while pressing the shift button to
change the aperture (PA).
Each shutter speed and aperture combination gives
the equivalent exposure. The values are shifted in
0.3Ev or 1/3 stop increments. If the lighting
changes, the shifted value remains fixed and the
other display changes to compensate for the
required exposure.
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Auto recording
Auto recording is set with the exposure-mode dial. Auto recording is the same as the program
exposure mode (p. 51), except that when the camera is on, if the exposure mode dial is turned to or
from the auto position, the auto exposure mode is reset. Turning the camera off will not reset the
mode. The following functions are reset:
Anti-shake
Focusing screen
Display format
Focus mode
Focus-area mode
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
White balance
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Color mode
Flash mode
Metering mode
Filter
Color-saturation compensation
Contrast compensation
Drive mode
Image size
Image quality
Spot AE area
Flash control
Flash output (Manual)
AEL button
Sharpness
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Advanced recording
On
Off
Standard
Single-shot AF
Wide focus frames
0.0
0.0
Auto
Auto
Natural (sRGB)
Fill flash
Multi-segment
0
0
0
Single-frame advance
3264 x 2448
Fine
Center spot
Auto
1/4
AE hold
Normal
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Date imprinting
Instant playback
Full-time AF
Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
Noise reduction
Monitor amplification
Monitor amplification - Manual exp.
Digital zoom
Off
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Auto
Exposure priority
Interpolate
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Konica Minolta History
Innovation and creativity has always been a driving
force behind our products. The Electro-zoom X was
purely an exercise in camera design. It was unveiled
at Photokina in Germany in 1966.
The Electro-zoom X was an electronically controlled
aperture-priority mechanical SLR with a built-in 30 120mm f/3.5 zoom lens giving twenty 12 X 17mm
images on a roll of 16mm film. The shutter-release
button and battery chamber are located in the grip.
Only a few prototypes were built making it one of our
rarest cameras.
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Aperture Priority - A
Aperture priority is set with the
exposure-mode dial (p. 50). The
photographer selects the aperture
and the camera sets the
appropriate shutter speed to
ensure the correct exposure.
When A mode is selected, the
aperture display on the monitors
turns blue.
Turn the control dial to change the aperture. Press the shutter-release button partway down to activate
the exposure system; the corresponding shutter speed is displayed.
The aperture values can be changed by 0.3Ev or 1/3 stop increments between f/2.8 and f/11 at the
lens’ wide-angle position and f/3.5 to f/11 at the lens’ telephoto position. If the aperture value is
beyond the shutter-speed range, the shutter-speed display turns red on the monitors.
With the camera sensitivity (ISO) set to auto (p. 66), the shutter speed may not change when the
aperture is adjusted because the shutter speeds can be adjusted in fine steps.
Camera Notes
When photographing scenes with very bright objects such as the sun at large apertures (f/2.8 or
f/3.5), streaking may be apparent in the image. Black areas caused by a loss of data may result.
In these situations, stop down the aperture or use neutral density filters to minimize the effect.
Do not point the camera toward the sun for prolonged periods of time. The intensity of the sun
could damage the CCD. Between exposures, turn off the camera or cover the lens.
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Advanced recording
Shutter Priority - S
Shutter priority is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 50). The photographer
selects the shutter speed and the camera sets the appropriate aperture to
ensure correct exposure. When S mode is selected, the shutter speed display
on the monitors turns blue.
Turn the control dial to change the
shutter speed. Press the shutterrelease button partway down to
activate the exposure system; the
corresponding aperture will be
displayed.
The shutter speeds can be changed by 1/3 stop
increments from 1/1600 second, see below. If the shutter
speed is beyond the aperture range, the aperture display
turns red on the monitors.
When using flash, the shutter speed should be set to the flash duration of flash unit to prevent
underexposure. A maximum shutter speed of 1/1000s is recommended when using the built-in flash
and 1/250s when using a compatible Minolta flash unit.
The camera-shake warning does not appear in S mode.
Shutter-speed range and Camera sensitivity (ISO)
The maximum shutter speed or bulb exposure depends on
the camera sensitivity (ISO) setting.
ISO is changed with the function button. For more about
camera sensitivity, see page 66.
ISO setting
Shutter speed
50
30 seconds
100
30 seconds
200/AUTO
15 seconds
400
8 seconds
800
4 seconds
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Manual Exposure - M
Manual exposure mode allows individual selection of shutter speeds and apertures. This mode
overrides the exposure system giving the photographer total control over the final exposure. Manual
exposure is set with the exposure-mode dial (p. 50).
The shutter speeds and aperture values can be changed in 1/3 stop increments. The shutter speed
range in manual exposure mode is 30 to 1/1600 second including bulb (p. 57). With auto ISO, the
camera sensitivity is set to ISO 100. The maximum shutter speed changes with sensitivity, see page
55.
As changes are made to the exposure, the effect will be visible on the monitors. The shutter-speed
and aperture display turns red on the monitors if the image is extremely under or overexposed. If the
monitors are black, increase the exposure until the image is visible; decrease the exposure if the
monitors are white. The recording menu can be used to constantly display a live image regardless of
the exposure setting (p. 101)
To set the shutter speed, turn the control
dial. To set the aperture, press and hold
the shift button and turn the control dial;
the left/right keys of the controller can
also be used to change the aperture when
shooting vertical pictures.
To use manual shift, press and hold the
AE lock button while turning the control
dial; both the shutter speed and aperture
are changed without affecting the total
exposure.
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When using flash, the shutter speed should be set to the flash duration of flash unit to prevent
underexposure. A maximum shutter speed of 1/1000s is recommended when using the built-in flash
and 1/250s when using a compatible Minolta flash unit.
The camera-shake warning does not appear in M mode.
Bulb exposures
Bulb photographs can be taken in the manual-exposure mode (M). The maximum exposure time
depends on the camera sensitivity setting, see page 55. The use of a tripod and a Wireless Remote
Control RC-D1 is recommended for bulb exposures. The camera’s exposure system cannot be used
to calculate bulb exposures. The use of a separate light meter is recommended.
Use the control dial to decrease the shutter-speed until
“bulb” is displayed.
Press and hold the shift button and turn the control dial
to set the appropriate aperture required for the
exposure.
To take the picture, press and hold the shutter-release
button for the duration of the exposure. Releasing the
shutter button will end the exposure.
The monitors will be blank during the exposure. The
shutter sound effect will signal the end of the exposure.
The monitors will remain blank for up to 30 seconds
while noise-reduction processing is applied to the
image.
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Digital-subject-programs
Digital subject programs optimize the camera’s exposure, white-balance, and
image-processing systems for specific conditions and subjects. Simply turn the
exposure mode dial to select the appropriate subject program.
Portrait - optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a slight
defocusing of the background. Most portraits look best at a
telephoto setting; the longer focal length does not exaggerate facial
features and the shallower depth of field softens the background.
Use the built-in flash with strong direct sunlight or backlight to
reduce harsh shadows.
Sports action - used to capture fast action by maximizing shutter speeds. When using a
flash, make sure the subject is within the flash range (p. 67). The flash range can be
extended by changing the camera sensitivity (p. 66). A monopod is more flexible and
compact than a tripod when shooting events.
Sunset - optimized to reproduce rich, warm sunsets. When the sun is above the horizon,
do not point the camera toward the sun for prolonged periods of time. The intensity of the
sun could damage the CCD. Between exposures, turn off the camera or cover the lens.
Night portrait - for deep, subtle night scenes. When used with flash, the subject and
background exposures are balanced. Use a tripod to eliminate blurring from camera shake.
The flash can only be used with close subjects such as with a portrait of a person. When
using the flash, ask your subjects not to move after the burst; the shutter will still be open
for the background exposure.
Not all recording functions can be used when using Digital Subject Programs.
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Exposure and flash compensation
The ambient light and flash exposure can be adjusted before the image is captured to make the final
picture lighter or darker. Exposure can be adjusted by as much as ±2Ev in 1/3 increments (p. 105).
The exposure and flash compensation will remain in effect until it has been reset. For more on
exposure and flash compensation, see page 59.
Adjustments to exposure must be set before the image is captured. When setting exposure or flash
compensation, the change in Ev is shown on the monitors. After the setting is made, the shutterspeed and aperture displays will indicate the actual exposure.
1
Press the up key of the controller (1) to display
the exposure and flash compensation screen.
Use up/down keys of the controller (2) to select
exposure or flash compensation. Use the
left/right keys (3) to adjust the degree of
compensation.
Press the central button of the controller or
press shutter-release button partway down to
complete the operation. The values will
automatically be set if a change is not made for
a few seconds. If any other value except 0.0
was set, an indicator is displayed on the
monitor as a warning. Also see the camera
notes on page 69 and 75.
2
Exposure comp.
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Exposure compensation
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White balance
White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear natural. Any changes
are immediately visible on the monitors.
1
Press the down key of the controller (1) to display
the white-balance selection screen.
Auto
2
3
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Use the up/down keys of the controller (2) to select between auto, preset, or custom white
balance. The left/right keys (3) change the preset and custom white balance settings. Press
the shutter-release button partway down or press the central button of the controller to
complete the operation. Also see the camera notes on page 69.
When preset or custom white balance is set, an indicator appears on the
monitors.
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Auto
Auto
Auto
White
Balance
Preset
white
balance
To automatically detect the type of light and adjust the white balance
accordingly. When the built-in flash is used, the white balance is set for the
color temperature of the flash.
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten
Fluorescent 1, 2
Flash
To set the white balance to a specific light source. Fluorescent 1 is for
standard fluorescent lighting, and fluorescent 2 is for daylight fluorescent
lighting. For information on light sources, see page 105.
Custom set
Custom
white
balance
Custom recall 1, 2
To apply or calibrate custom white-balance. Up to two custom white
balance settings can be registered and recalled. See the next page for
further instructions.
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Custom White-Balance calibration
Custom-white-balance function allows the camera to be calibrated to a specific lighting condition.
Two settings can be stored in the camera and used repeatedly. Custom white balance is especially
useful with mixed-lighting conditions or when critical control over color is needed.
Select the custom set option on the whitebalance selection screen, see previous page.
1
The measuring area is displayed on the
calibration screen. Select a white object and fill
the measuring area with it.
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down (1) to calibrate the camera.
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On the register-selection screen use the
left/right keys of the controller (2) to select the
custom white-balance register in which to
store the setting; any previous setting is
replaced. Press the central button of the
controller (3) to complete the operation. The
menu button cancels the operation without
saving the setting.
Select register
2
3
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If an error occurs during calibration, a message appears on the monitors. Press the controller to
cancel the message and press the menu button to cancel the register-selection screen; the custom
white-balance indicator will be yellow to indicate the error. Recalibrate using a suitable reference
target. A calibration error may occur under extremely bright light sources, especially with flash units.
Use a gray card as the calibration target to reduce the intensity of the illumination.
Shooting tips
When making the calibration, the color of the object used is critical. The object should be white.
A colored object will cause the calibration to compensate for the object color rather than the
color temperature of the ambient light. A blank piece of white paper is an ideal surface and can
easily be carried in a camera bag.
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Using the function button
The camera sensitivity, color mode, flash mode, metering mode, filter, color saturation, and contrast
settings are controlled by the function button. Only filter, color saturation, and contrast can be set in
the movie recording mode.
1
Press the function button (1); the function
setting screen appears.
ISO Auto
3
2
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Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight the function (2), and the left/right keys to change
the setting (3). Press the center of the controller or the shutter-release button partway down to
complete the operation.
Pressing the menu button cancels the operation. Also see the camera notes on page 69 and 75.
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ISO
Changes camera sensitivity (p. 66).
Color mode
To select color or B&W images, color space, or
portrait (p. 68).
Flash mode
To set the flash mode of the built-in flash (p. 70).
Metering
mode
Changes the metering pattern (p. 72).
Filter
Changes the overall color of an image (p. 73).
Color
Saturation
Changes the color saturation of an image (p. 74).
Contrast
Compensati
on
Changes the contrast of an image (p. 74).
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Camera Sensitivity - ISO
ISO Auto
Five settings can be selected for camera sensitivity: Auto, 50, 100,
200, 400, and 800; the numerical values are based on an ISO
equivalent. ISO is the standard used to indicate film sensitivity: the
higher the number, the more sensitive the film.
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Camera sensitivity is selected with the function button and the
controller (p. 64).
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The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50
and 200. When any other setting than auto is used, “ISO” and the set value is displayed on the
monitors.
Photographers can select a specific sensitivity setting. Like grain in silver-halide film that increases
with speed, noise increases with sensitivity in digital imaging; an ISO setting of 50 will have the least
noise and 800 will have the most.
A change in ISO also affects the flash and shutter-speed range. See the next page for more on the
flash range, and page 55 for the shutter-speed range.
As the ISO value doubles, the camera sensitivity doubles; changing the ISO between 100 and 200,
200 and 400, or 400 and 800 changes the camera sensitivity by one stop or 1 Ev (p. 105). A change
between 100 and 800 changes the camera sensitivity by a factor of 8 or three stops. High ISO settings
(400, 800) can allow the photographer to hand hold the camera in low-light conditions without the
need of a flash.
Manual camera sensitivity indicator
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Flash range and camera sensitivity
For correct flash exposures, the subject must be within the flash range. The flash range can be
extended by changing the camera sensitivity. When the camera sensitivity is set to auto, the ISO is
set between ISO 50 and 200.
The flash range is measured from the CCD. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the
same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position.
ISO setting
50
Flash range (wide angle)
Flash range (telephoto)
0.5m ~ 1.9m / 1.6 ft. ~ 6.2 ft.
0.5m ~ 1.5m / 1.6 ft. ~ 4.9 ft.
100
0.5m ~ 2.7m / 1.6 ft. ~ 8.9 ft.
0.5m ~ 2.1m / 1.6 ft. ~ 6.9 ft.
200/AUTO
0.5m ~ 3.8m / 1.6 ft. ~ 12.5 ft.
0.5m ~ 3.0m / 1.6 ft. ~ 9.8 ft.
400
0.5m ~ 5.4m / 1.6 ft. ~ 17.7 ft.
0.5m ~ 4.2m / 1.6 ft. ~ 13.8 ft.
800
0.5m ~ 7.6m / 1.6 ft. ~ 24.9 ft.
0.5m ~ 6.0m / 1.6 ft. ~ 19.7 ft.
Attaching an accessory flash unit
To extend the versatility of the camera, an accessory flash unit (sold separately) can be used. Always
remove the accessory flash when the camera is not in use, and replace the accessory-shoe cap to
protect the contacts.
Slide the accessory-shoe cap off as shown. Mount
the flash unit on the accessory shoe by sliding it
forward until it stops.
System Accessories
The following flash units are compatible with this camera:
Maxxum/Program Flash 2500(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 3600HS(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 5600HS(D)
Macro Ring Flash 1200 with Macro Flash Controller
Macro Twin Flash 2400 with Macro Flash Controller
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Color mode
Nat. (sRGB)
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The color mode controls whether a still image is color or black and
white as well as the color space. This must be set before the image
is recorded. Color mode is selected with the function button and the
controller (p. 64). The live image on the monitors reflect the selected
color mode. The color mode has no effect on image file size.
When a color mode other than the natural
color is set, an indicator is displayed on the
monitors.
Vivid Color - increases the saturation of the colors in the scene. The increased saturation
affects the RAW image data. Employs the sRGB color space. See the color example on page
2.
Natural Color - reproduces the colors in the scene faithfully. This mode uses no monitor
indicator when active. Employs the sRGB color space.See the color example on page 2.
Portrait - optimizes color for portraiture. Employs the sRGB color space.
Embedded Adobe RGB - like Natural Color, this color mode reproduces the colors in the
scene faithfully, but uses the extended gamut of the Adobe RGB color space. The color space
is embedded in the image file. See the color example on page 2.
Black & White - produces monochrome images. Images can be toned using the Filter setting
(p. 73). See the color example on page 2.
Natural Color and Embedded
Adobe RGB - reproduces the
colors in the scene faithfully.
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Vivid Color - increases the
saturation of the colors in the
scene.
Black & White - produces
monochrome images.
About Adobe RGB
Embedded Adobe RGB employs the Adobe RGB color space. Adobe RGB has a larger color gamut
than the more common sRGB. The size of the gamut limits the colors that can be reproduced; the
larger the gamut, the more colors. If the image will be printed out with a high-quality printer, the use
of the Adobe RGB color mode is recommended over the sRGB color modes of Natural Color, Vivid
Color, or Portrait.
Adobe RGB embeds an ICC profile in JPEG image data. Color matching must be used when opening
Adobe-RGB image files. When using the DiMAGE Viewer, the color matching function must be active
and the color space set to Original Color Space (Adobe RGB) in the color preferences window, see
color matching in the advanced setup section in the DiMAGE Viewer manual. DiMAGE Viewer version
2.2 or later is required to open embedded Adobe RGB images taken with this camera.
Embedded Adobe RGB color mode cannot be used with RAW images.
Camera Notes
The control dial and the
shift button can be
used to set functions
instead of the controller.
Press and hold the shift
button and turn the
control dial to move the
cursor vertically in the
selection screen. Turn
the control dial to move
the cursor horizontally.
Portrait(sRGB)
MultiSegment
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Flash modes
Fill-flash
Flash mode is selected with the function button and the controller
(p. 64). For the flash to fire, the built-in unit must be manually lifted.
The flash fires in the selected mode regardless of the amount of
ambient light. The auto-white-balance setting gives priority to the
flash’s color temperature. If preset or custom white-balance settings
are used, priority is given to the active setting’s color temperature.
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The active flash mode is shown by an indicator on the monitors
when the flash is lifted.
Fill flash
Fill-flash can be used as the main or
supplementary light. In low-light conditions,
the flash will act as the main source of
illumination and overpower the ambient
light. Under strong sunlight or in backlit
situations, the fill-flash can reduce harsh
shadows.
Fill-flash with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash with red-eye reduction is used when taking photographs of people or animals in low-light
conditions. The red-eye effect is caused by light reflected from the retina of the eye. The camera will
fire two pre-flashes before the main flash burst to contract the pupils of the subject’s eyes.
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Slow shutter sync. with red-eye reduction
With slow shutter sync, the flash and ambient light exposures are balanced; red-eye reduction is used.
Use slow shutter sync. to reveal background details in dark locations. Ask your subject not to move
after the flash burst; the shutter may still be open for the background exposure. Because exposures
can be long, the use of a tripod is recommended.
Rear flash sync
Rear flash sync is used with long exposures to make trailing
lights or blurring appear to follow rather than proceed the
subject. The effect is not apparent if the shutter speed is too
fast and stops the subject’s motion.
When the shutter is released, a pre-flash will fire. This pre-flash does not exposure
the subject, but is used in the calculation of the flash exposure. The flash will fire
again just before the shutter closes.
Camera Notes
Slow shutter sync can also be set using the AE lock button in P and A
exposure modes.
With the subject in the AF area, press and hold the AE lock button to lock the
exposure. Press the shutter-release button partway down to lock the focus.
Compose the image on the monitor, then press the shutter-release button all
the way down to take the picture. The operation of the AE lock button can
be changed in section 1 of the recording menu.
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Metering modes
Metering modes changes the metering pattern. If the luminance
levels of the scene are outside the metering range, the metering
indicator turns red.
MultiSegment
Metering mode is selected with the function button and the
controller (p. 64).
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Multi-segment - uses 256 segments to measure luminance and color. This data is
combined with distance information to calculate the camera exposure. This advanced
metering system will give accurate worry-free exposures in almost all situations.
Center weighted - a traditional metering method in film cameras. The system measures
light values over the entire image area with emphasis given the center region.
Spot - uses a small area within the image to calculate the
exposure. When this mode is selected, a small circle will appear
in the middle of the live image indicating the measuring area. The
spot allows precise exposure measurements of a particular object
without being influenced by extremely bright or dark areas within
the scene. When using spot metering with the Flex Focus Point (p.
48), the spot circle can move with the focus point. This function is
selected in section 1 of the recording menu (p. 90).
Spot metering display
When the metering mode is set, an indicator appears on the monitors.
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Filter
The overall color of a scene can be adjusted. The Filter effects
differ between the color mode in use, see the color examples on
page 171. The Filter effects are set with the function button and the
controller (p. 64). When changing the setting, an icon and numeral
will indicate the filter in effect.
Filter - 3
If the Filter is set to any other setting than zero, an indicator and
value will remain on the displays as a warning.
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When used with Natural Color, Vivid Color, Portrait, or Embedded Adobe RGB, the Filter can be
adjusted in eleven levels (±5). A positive adjustment acts like a warming filter. A negative adjustment
makes the image cooler.
When used with the black-and-white color mode, the Filter can tone the neutral monochrome image
in eleven steps. The Filter effect cycles from neutral to red, to green, to magenta, to blue, and returning
to neutral. The zero position is neutral. Black and white filter settings have no effect on RAW images.
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Color-saturation compensation
Saturation +1
The color saturation of a scene can be adjusted within eleven
levels (±5). Colors can be accented, positive value, or subdued,
negative value. Color saturation is set with the function button and
the controller (p. 64).
When set to any value other than zero, an
indicator and value will be displayed on the
monitors as a warning.
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Contrast compensation
Contrast +2
The contrast of a scene can be adjusted within eleven levels (±5).
Contrast can be increased, positive value, or decreased, negative
value. Contrast is set with the function button and the controller (p.
64).
If contrast is set to any other value than zero, the
indicator and value remain on the displays as a
warning.
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Contrast normal
Contrast increased
Camera Notes
Multiple settings can be made on the function-setting screen or exposure/flash
compensation screen. Simply use the up/down keys to move to other functions before
pressing the central button to complete the operation.
MultiSegment
Portrait(sRGB)
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Using the drive-mode button
The drive mode is set with the drivemode button. The drive modes control
the rate and method images are
captured. Indicators showing the
selected drive mode appear on the
monitors.
Press the drive-mode button (1); the drivemode setting screen appears.
1
Single
2
Use the up/down keys of the
controller to highlight the the
new drive mode (2). Use the
left/right keys to select the drive
mode options (3). Press the
center of the controller or press
shutter-release button partway
down
to
complete
the
operation. Pressing the menu
button cancels the operation.
Also see the camera notes on
page 69.
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3
Single-frame
advance
To take a single image each time the shutter-release button is pressed
(p. 30).
Self-timer
To delay the release of the shutter by 2 or 10 seconds. Used for selfportraits (p. 77).
Remote control
To operate the camera with the remote control unit (p. 78).
Bracketing
To take a series of three images with differing exposure, or white balance
(p. 80).
Continuous
advance
To take a series of three images when the shutter-release button is
pressed and held (p. 82).
Advanced recording
Self-timer
Used for self-portraits, the self-timer will delay the release of the shutter after the shutter button is
pressed. A ten second and two second self-timer is available.
10s self-timer
Self-timer is set with the drive-mode button and the controller (p.
76).
Two-second self-timer
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Ten-second self-timer
When the self-timer is set, the indicator
appears on the monitors.
1
2
With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture as described in the basic recording
section (p. 30). Focus lock (p. 32), spot AF area (p. 47) or the Flex Focus Point (p. 48)
can be used with off-center subjects. Press the shutter-release button partway down
(1) to lock the exposure and focus. Press the shutter-release button all the way down
(2) to begin the countdown. Because focus and exposure are determined when the
shutter-release button is pressed, do not stand in front of the camera when taking a
self-timer image. Always confirm the focus with the focus signals before beginning the
countdown (p. 33).
The self-timer lamp on the front of the camera and the audio signals indicate the countdown. The lamp
will glow steadily just before the shutter fires. To stop the countdown, press the menu button or
change the position of the flash (lift it or push it down).
When using the ten-second self-timer, the drive mode
is reset to single-frame advance after the exposure.
The audio signal can be turned off in section 3 of the
setup menu (p. 140).
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Recording with remote control
The camera can be operated up to approximately 4m (13.1 ft.) away with the Wireless Remote Control
RC-D1 supplied with the camera. This section covers how to setup the camera for remote control
and recording operation for still and movie images. See page 126 for playback operation, and page
127 on how to replace the battery.
Setting up the camera for remote control
The remote control should be operated within the
range shown. The remote control signal can be
blocked if the zoom lens is extended, or an accessory
such as the lens hood, or a wide-angle or telephoto
converter is attached. Backlight, and fluorescent or
bright lighting may prevent the remote control from
working.
1
5
5
25
4m
4m
The self-timer lamp blinks to indicate the camera has
received a signal from the remote control unit.
4m
15
To record still images, set the mode switch to the recording position
and select the remote control drive mode with the drive-mode
button (p. 76).
Remote
To record movies, set the mode switch on the camera to movie
recording position.
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The remote control mode remains active after the picture is taken.
To cancel it, select another drive mode.
When the remote-control drive mode is set, the indicator appears on the
monitors.
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Using the remote control
Emitter window
With the camera on a tripod, position the subject within the
focus frame.
Release button
Point the remote control’s emitter window toward the
camera’s self-timer lamp/remote-control receiver.
Controller
Pressing the information display button changes the display
format, see page 43.
Digital-zoom buttons
Digital zoom (p. 102) is activated by the digital-zoom
buttons.
Information
display button
Battery chamber
Press the release button or the center (2s) button of the controller to take the picture. The central
button delays the release of the shutter for approximately two seconds; the self-timer lamp and the
audio signal indicates the countdown. The self-timer lamp glows steadily just before the shutter
releases. The release button fires the shutter without a delay. If the flash is used, the shutter is released
after the flash has charged.
The focus and exposure are set when the release button or the central button of the controller is
pressed.
When recording movies or bulb exposures, pressing the release button or the central button of the
controller once starts the exposure; pressing the button a second time ends it.
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Bracketing
This drive mode makes a three image bracket of a scene. Bracketing is a method of taking a series
of images of a static subject in which each image has a slight variation in exposure or white balance.
0.3EV bracket
Bracketing mode is set with the drive-mode button and the
controller (p. 76).
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Exposure bracket - the order of the exposure bracket series is normal exposure (as
indicated by the camera), underexposure, and overexposure. The exposure bracket
increment can be selected between 0.3Ev and 0.5Ev. If the memory card is filled or
the shutter button is released before the series has completed, the camera will reset
and the entire bracket must be made again.
White-balance bracket - the bracket series is the current setting, cooler, and warmer.
The bracket is smaller with WB bracket(L)/WB1 than with WB bracket(H)/WB2. See
the white balance section on page 60.
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Compose the picture as described in the basic recording section (p.
30).
1
To make an exposure bracket, press and hold the shutter-release
button all the way down (1); three consecutive images are captured.
Normal
Normal
Under
Under
Over
0.3 Ev
bracket
Over
0.5 Ev
bracket
To make a white-balance bracket, press and release the shutter
button. Three consecutive images are made from a single exposure.
Frame counter
Bracketing mode
The bracketing drive mode indicator is displayed when set. The remaining number of frames in the
series is displayed next to the indicator during the bracket.
To make a flash bracket, raise the camera flash; the ambient exposure is not bracketed. When using
flash, single-frame advance is employed and the shutter-release button must be pressed for each
exposure.
When exposure brackets are made in S exposure mode, the aperture controls the bracket. In A and
M modes, the shutter speed controls the bracket; in M mode, pressing the AE lock button during the
bracket changes the exposure control to the aperture.
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Continuous Advance
Continuous-advance mode allows a series of images to be captured while holding down the shutterrelease button. Continuous advance acts like a motor drive on a film camera. RAW & JPEG image
quality cannot be used. RAW cannot be used with UHS continuous advance.
Continuous
Continuous-advance mode is set using the drive-mode button and
the controller (p. 76).
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Continuous advance - captures a maximum of five images at 2fps. When used with
continuous autofocus, the camera adjusts the focus during the series. The live image is
briefly displayed between frames.
High-speed continuous advance - captures a maximum of five full-size images at 2.3fps.
Focus is locked with the first frame regardless of the focusing mode. The monitor turns off
during the series.
UHS continuous advance - captures forty 640 X 480 size images at 10fps regardless of the
image-quality setting. Focus is locked with the first frame regardless of the focusing mode.
The digital zoom and flash cannot be used. Shutter speeds must be 1/30 second or faster.
Very bright light sources within the image may cause streaking. Black areas caused by a loss
of data may be apparent. When the red low-battery warning is displayed, this drive mode
cannot be used.
When a continuous-advance drive mode is set, an indicator appears on the
monitors.
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1
Compose the picture as described in the basic recording
section (p. 30). Press and hold the shutter-release button all
the way down (1) to begin taking pictures. The camera
continues to record images until the maximum number has
been taken or the shutter button is released.
The built-in flash can be used with standard and high-speed
continuous advance, but the rate of capture is reduced
because the flash must recharge between frames.
Camera Notes
When a large amount of image data is captured in a short
period, the camera’s internal buffer memory becomes full; the
frame counter turns yellow on the monitors. Time must be
given for this data to be written to the memory card. Wait for
the indicator to turn white before capturing more images.
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RECORDING MENU
In recording mode, press the menu button to activate the menu. The menu button also closes the
menu after making settings. The four-way key of the controller is used to move the cursor in the menu.
Pressing the central button of the controller will enter a setting.
Navigating the recording menu
Activate the recording menu with the menu button. Tab 1 at the
top of the menu will be highlighted.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate
menu tab; the menus will change as the tabs are highlighted.
When the desired menu section is displayed, use the up/down
key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is indicated by an
arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press the central
button of the controller to open the next screen.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting will
be displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the recording mode, press the menu
button.
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Recording menu
To set image resolution (p. 86).
Image size
Quality
Spot AE area
Flash control
AEL button
Reset
3264x2448
Fine
Center spot
Auto
AE hold
–
To set file type and compression (p. 86).
To select the spot metering area location with FFP (p. 90).
To set automatic or manual flash control (p. 90).
To customize the operation of the AEL button (p. 92).
To reset the recording-mode functions (p. 93).
To increase or decrease image sharpness (p. 94).
Sharpness
Date imprint
Inst.Playback
Full-time AF
Direct MF
Normal
Off
Off
Off
Off
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
–
DSP
On
Auto
Exp. priority
Off
To imprint date or time on a recorded image (p. 95).
To play back images after they are recorded (p. 96).
To activate full-time AF (p. 97).
To activate Direct Manual Focus (p. 97).
To save camera settings (p. 98).
To use Digital Subject Programs for memory recall (p. 100).
To apply noise reduction to long exposures (p. 100).
To activate automatic monitor amplification (p. 101).
To set M exposure mode monitor preferences (p. 101).
To set the digital zoom (p. 102).
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Image size and image quality
Image size and quality are set in section 1 of the recording menu (p. 84). Changes are displayed in the
top right corner of the monitors.
3264
3264
2560
2080
1600
640
3264 X 2448
3264 X 2176 3:2
2560 X 1920
2080 X 1560
1600 X 1200
640 X 480
RAW
RAW+
X.FIN
FINE
STD.
RAW image
RAW & JPEG image
Extra fine JPEG image
Fine JPEG image
Standard JPEG image
Image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the
image size, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the
final use of the image - smaller images are more suitable for web sites
whereas larger sizes produce higher quality prints. The 3264 X 2176
option uses a 3:2 image ratio than the usual ratio of 4:3. When this is
selected, the top and bottom of the monitor image is masked.
Image quality controls the file type and rate of compression. RAW is a high-quality image file. The
extra fine, fine, and standard settings produce JPEG files at various rates of compression. The higher
the image quality, the lower the rate of compression and the larger the file sizes. If economical use of
the memory card is important, use the standard mode. The RAW & JPEG option creates two image
files at one time, a 3264 X 2448 RAW file and a fine quality JPEG file with an image size selected with
the menu. The image files are saved with the same file name, but with different extensions (p. 148). It
can require more than 10 seconds to save RAW files; the frame counter turns yellow and no images
can be captured during this period.
Only full-size images can be taken with RAW image quality. RAW images require special processing
before they can be used, refer to the DiMAGE Viewer software manual. Some camera functions
cannot be used with the RAW image-quality setting. See page 88 for more information.
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Recording menu
The number of images that can be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of the card and
the file size of the images. One memory card can contain images with differing sizes and qualities. The
actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others.
Approximate file sizes.
640x480
3264x2448 3264x2176 2560x1920 2080x1560 1600x1200
–
–
RAW
11.4MB
–
–
–
3.8MB
5.5MB
6.1MB
Extra fine
1.5MB
300KB
2.5MB
2.4MB
3.4MB
Fine
3.9MB
1.6MB
1.0MB
210KB
1.2MB
1.7MB
Standard
2.0MB
850KB
520KB
130KB
Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 128MB memory card.
–
–
RAW
10
–
–
–
22
Extra fine
19
32
49
79
390
35
Fine
31
50
78
122
558
69
Standard
62
97
150
229
781
Camera Notes
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the
memory card at the camera’s image quality and size settings. If the settings are changed, the
frame counter adjusts accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual
image taken may not change the counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame
counter displays zero, it indicates no more images at the image size and quality settings can be
captured. Changing those settings may allow more images to be saved to the card.
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About RAW image quality
In the RAW image-quality mode, the image size is set at full and cannot be changed. The image size
will not be displayed on the monitors. The digital zoom, enlarged playback, data imprinting, and print
functions cannot be used.
Unlike the other image-quality modes, RAW image data is unprocessed and requires image
processing before it can be used. To view the RAW data, the DiMAGE Viewer software is required.
This software can reconstruct the image and apply the same image processing controls as the
camera. RAW data is saved as a 12-bit file; the DiMAGE Viewer software can convert this data into
24-bit or 48-bit TIFF files.
A RAW image is stored with a file header that contains white-balance information, changes made to
contrast, saturation, and color, any image processing applied in a subject-program setting, and
changes to sharpness. The changes in camera sensitivity are applied to the RAW data; ISO values can
be manually set to control noise (p. 66).
The camera’s image-processing controls apply the affect of the color modes to the live image on the
monitors, but the stored data may not be influenced by the setting. The black and white color mode
has no effect on the final image; a raw image taken in the black-and-white color mode can be restored
to a color picture. However, black and white filter effects (p. 73) are not applied to a RAW image. The
saturation difference between the Natural Color and Vivid Color modes is preserved in the RAW data.
For more on color modes, see page 68.
Konica Minolta history
In the center of the Sakai plant in Japan is Okina bridge. In the 15th century, Sakai was a
prosperous free city, and Okina bridge spanned the moat at one of the entrances into the walled
town. For centuries, this bridge carried pilgrims on their way to two of Japan’s sacred places:
the mountain monastery of Koyasan and the great Shinto shrine, Kumano Taisha. The bridge in
the courtyard dates from 1855, see photo on the next page. In 1968, Minolta offered to preserve
the bridge when the city government announced they would fill in the moat for a planned
highway. The bridge now spans a specially constructed goldfish pond. The writing on the stone
bollard at the front of the bridge prohibits vehicles from crossing.
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Recording menu
Notes on Image size and resolution
Image size changes the number of pixels in the image. When displayed at
the same resolution, images appear to have the same amount of detail, but
the dimensions of the image increases with the number of pixels; except
for the 640 X 480 image, the other pictures are too large to be displayed
on this page. When the images are enlarged to the same dimensions, the
difference in the recorded image size affects the resolution of details.
640 X 480 (Full image area)
1600 X 1200 (Cropped)
2080 X 1560 (Cropped)
2560 X 1920 (Cropped)
3264 X 2448 (Cropped)
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Spot AE area
When using spot metering (p. 72)
with the Flex Focus Point (p. 48), the
position of the spot metering area
can be specified at the center of the
live image or linked to the Flex
Focus Point; the spot moves after
the position of the FFP is moved.
This is set in section 1 of the
recording menu (p. 84).
Center spot
With Flex Focus Point
Flash control
Automatic and manual flash control are available. Flash control is changed in section 1 of the
recording menu (p. 84).
Automatic - automatically calculates flash exposure using a pre-flash.
Manual flash control - fires the flash at full power, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, or 1/16 power. Manual flash control
cannot be used with red-eye reduction or with external flash units. Because no pre-flash is used, it
can be used to fire slave flash units.
1
Manual flash
2
Select the manual-flash option on the menu. Close the
menu.
Press the up key of the controller (1) to display the
exposure-compensation screen. Use the up/down keys (2)
to select the manual flash, and left/right keys (3) to select the
power ratio. Press the shutter-release button partway down
or press the center of the controller to complete the
operation.
3
:move
90
:adjl.
:enter
Recording menu
The power ratio and the manual flash indicator is displayed
on the monitors when the flash is raised.
Power ratio
The chart lists approximate guide numbers for manual flash calculations. The following equations are
useful in determining the guide number (GN), aperture (ƒn), or flash-to-subject distance required for
exposures.
Guide no. (for distance in meters / feet)
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Manual
flash
100
200
400
64
11 / 36
16 / 52
8 / 26
1/1 (Full) 5.5 / 18
4 / 13
5.6 / 18
8 / 26
11 / 36
1/2
8 / 26
5.6 / 18
2.8 / 9
4 / 13
1/4
2.8 / 9.2
5.6 / 18
4 / 13
2 / 6.5
1/8
1.4 / 4.6
2 / 6.6
2.8 / 9.2
4 / 13
1/16
800
GN
ƒn.
= dist.
22 / 72
16 / 52
11 / 36
GN = ƒn. X dist.
8 / 26
GN
= ƒn.
dist.
5.6 / 18
Flash Notes
Maxxum/Program Flash 2500(D), 3600HS(D), 5600HS(D), Macro Ring Flash 1200, and Macro
Twin Flash 2400 are compatible with this camera. When using the Maxxum/Program flash units,
if the flash illumination is uneven at the camera’s wide-angle lens position, attach the wide-angle
adapter to the flash units. When the auto-zoom function is used with the Maxxum/Program
3600HS(D) and 5600HS(D) flash units, the flash’s zoom setting will be wider than the lens setting.
When using the Macro Ring Flash 1200 or Macro Twin Flash 2400 in macro mode (p. 49), light
fall off toward the edges of the frame may be noticeable at the wide-angle macro lens position.
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AEL button
When the AEL button is pressed and held, the exposure is locked. The exposure remains locked
after an image has been captured until the AEL button has been released (hold setting) or pressed
again (toggle setting). How the button operates can be changed in section 1 of the recording menu
(p. 84).
Image size
Quality
Spot AE area
Flash control
AEL button
Reset
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AE hold - The default setting. Press and hold the AEL button
to lock the exposure. The exposure remains locked until the
AEL button is released.
AE hold
AE toggle
Recording menu
AE toggle - Press and release the AEL button to lock the
exposure. To cancel the exposure lock, press the AEL button
again.
These menu options do not affect the operation of the manual
shift function (p. 56).
Recording mode reset
The recording mode functions can be reset in section 1 of the
recording menu (p. 84). When selected, a confirmation screen will
appear; choosing “Yes” resets the following functions and
settings, “No” cancels the operation.
Anti-shake
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
White balance
Flash mode
Metering mode
Filter
Color-saturation compensation
Contrast compensation
Drive mode
Flash control
Sharpness
Image size
Quality
Spot AE area
Flash control
AEL button
Reset
On
Single-shot AF
Wide focus frames
0.0
0.0
Auto
Fill flash or redeye reduction1
Multi-segment
0
0
0
Single-frame advance
Auto
Normal
spot
Enter
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
36
44
46
59
59
60
70
72
73
74
74
76
90
94
1. The flash mode is reset to whichever of the two modes was last set.
Button shortcuts can be used to reset the recording mode (p. 134).
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Sharpness
The sharpness of the image can be altered. This must be set before the image is recorded. Sharpness
is set in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 84). If any setting other than normal is selected, the
sharpness indicator is displayed on the monitors.
Hard (+) - Increases the sharpness of the image, accentuating details.
Normal - No filter applied.
Soft (–) - Softens the details of the image.
Sharpness
Date imprint
Inst.playback
Full-time AF
Direct MF
Soft
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Recording menu
Normal
Normal
Off
Off
On
Off
Hard
Date imprinting
The date and time of recording can be printed directly on a still
image. The imprinting function must be activated before the image
is taken. Once activated, the date will continue to be imprinted
until the function is reset; a yellow bar is displayed behind the
frame counter on the monitors to indicate the function is active.
Date imprinting cannot be used with RAW and RAW & JPEG
image quality.
Imprinting
indicator
Date imprinting is selected in section 2 of the
recording menu (p. 84). Date imprinting has
two menu options. The YYYY/MM/DD option
prints the date. The MM/DD/hr:min option
prints the month, day, and time of recording.
The date and time is imprinted in the lower
right corner of the image when viewed
horizontally. It is printed directly on the
photograph writing over the image
information. The date can be imprinted in
three formats: year / month / day, month / day
/ year, and day / month / year. The date format
is set in the date/time setting screen in
section 1 of the setup menu (p. 131).
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Instant playback
After an image is captured, it can be displayed on the monitors for
one, two, five, or ten seconds before being saved. Instant playback
is activated and the length of the playback period is set in section 2
of the recording menu (p. 84).
Sharpness
Date imprint
Inst.playback
Full-time AF
Direct MF
Normal
Off
Off
Off
Off
If the central button of the controller is pressed during
the instant playback period, the displayed image(s) are
saved immediately and the playback canceled.
Pressing the display information button switches
between displaying the image with and without the
guidance bar.
:delete
:store
To delete an image during the instant playback, press
the Quick View/delete button. A confirmation screen
will appear.
Delete this frame?
No
Yes
:delete
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:store
Recording menu
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight
“YES.” “NO” will cancel the operation.
Press the central button of the controller to delete the
image. When a UHS continuous, high-speed
continuous, standard continuous, or bracketed series
of images is captured, the entire series will be erased.
Full-time AF
Full-time AF continually focuses the camera when using spot AF areas and the FFP so the monitor
image is always sharp. This also reduces the autofocusing time when taking pictures. Full time AF is
set in section 2 of the recording menu. The full-time AF can be turned off to conserve power.
Direct manual focus
Direct manual focus allows manual adjustments to be made after the AF system has locked onto the
subject. Direct manual focus is activated in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 84). Direct manual
focus is canceled when continuous AF or manual focus (p. 44) is in use.
1
As described in the basic recording operation section (p.
30), press the shutter-release button partway down to
lock the focus (1); the focus signal will turn white. “DMF”
will be displayed next to the drive-mode indicator.
While holding the shutter-release button partway down,
the camera can be manually focused with the focusing
ring (2); the Flex Digital Magnifier (p. 45) activates and an
area indicated by the AF sensor is enlarged. Always use
the monitor image to confirm focus. The approximate
focusing distance is displayed in the lower right corner
next to the frame counter. The Flex Digital Magnifier is
canceled when the shutter button is released or the
camera is not focused for several seconds.
2
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Memory - storing camera settings
Five sets of camera settings can be saved in section 3 of the recording menu. This saves time under
frequently repeating conditions by eliminating the need to set the camera. Except for functions like
subject programs, date imprinting and instant playback, most recording-mode camera settings will be
saved including the position of the Flex Focus Point, the selected spot AF area, the display format and
changes made with the function button or drive-mode button. Setting are displayed before being
saved.
Memory
Save
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp. Exp. priority
Digital zoom
Off
To save the current camera settings, select “Save” in the
memory option in section 3 of the recording menu. The
register-selection screen opens and the current camera
settings are displayed.
1
On the register-selection screen, use the left/right keys of
the controller (1) to select the memory register in which
to store the settings; any previous settings are replaced.
Press the central button of the controller (2) to complete
the operation. The menu button cancels the operation
without saving the settings.
Select register
2
:select
:enter
Camera settings cannot be deleted from memory by turning the camera off. They are erased with the
reset function in section 3 of the setup menu.
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Recording menu
Memory recall
Camera settings saved with the menu are recalled with the exposuremode dial. Simply turn the exposure mode dial to the memory recall (MR)
position (1); the register-selection screen opens.
2
1
Memory recall
3
:select
:enter
On the register-selection screen use the left/right keys of the controller (2) to select the memory
register in which the settings are stored; as the registers are selected the camera settings are
displayed on the screen. Press the central button of the controller (3) to apply the settings to the
camera. Turning the exposure-mode dial to another position cancels the operation without recalling
the settings.
To recall another set of settings in a different register, turn the exposure-mode dial to another position
and then back to MR to open the memory-recall screen. Saved memory settings can also be assigned
to the digital-subject-program positions on the exposure dial with section 3 of the recording menu.
See page 100 for more information.
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DSP (digital subject program) setup
The memory registers used for camera settings can be assigned to
the Digital Subject Program positions on the exposure-mode dial.
This is set in section 3 of the recording menu (p. 84). Two options are
available:
DSP - the Digital Subject Programs are active on the exposuremode dial.
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
–
DSP
On
Auto
Exp. priority
Interpolate
Memory recall - the memory register are assigned to the Digital
Subject Program positions as indicated in the illustration.
For more about Digital Subject Programs, see page 58. To save
camera settings turn to page 98.
Noise reduction
This function reduces the affect of dark noise caused by long
exposures. Noise reduction is applied to exposures of 1/2 second or
longer. Processing is applied to each image after it is captured. The
monitor remains blank during processing for a maximum of 30
seconds. Noise reduction uses dark-frame subtraction. Noise
reduction can be applied when operating temperatures are high
regardless of the shutter speed. Noise reduction can be turned off in
section 3 of the recording menu.
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Recording menu
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn On
Monitor amp.
Off
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
Monitor amplification
The monitor amplification options control the display of the live
image. Monitor amplification has two settings:
Auto - in low-light conditions when the camera-sensitivity gain has
reached its limit, the automatic monitor-amplification function will
intensify the monitor image.
If the real-time histogram (p. 43) is used, it will reflect the amplified
image and not the final values of the exposure.
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
–
DSP
On
Auto
Exp. priority
Interpolate
Normal - the monitor image is not amplified in low light.
When using the manual (M) exposure mode (p. 56), two other
options are available:
Exposure priority - the live image reflects the set exposure.
Automatic monitor amplification is disabled.
Display priority - the live images is displayed regardless of the
exposure settings. This allows the image to be composed on the
monitor when using a flash as the main light source. When selected,
the manual exposure mode indicator turns red on the monitor.
Display-priority indicator
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Digital zoom
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
–
DSP
On
Auto
Exp. priority
Interpolate
The digital zoom extends the power of the optical zoom. The
maximum magnification depends on the digital zoom setting and
the position of the optical zoom. The digital zoom cannot be used
with RAW or RAW&JPEG image quality, UHS continuous advance,
or the Flex Digital Magnifier. The digital zoom is activated in
section 3 of the recording menu (p. 84).
On: 2X digital magnification. The final image size depends on the
image-size setting on the camera. 3264 X 2448, 2560 X 1920,
2080 X 1560, and 1600 X 1200 size images are resized to 1600 X
1200. 3264 X 2176 images are resized to 1600 X 1064. The pixel
dimension of 640 X 480 size images do not change.
Interpolate: up to 4X digital magnification. Images are interpolated
to the set image size.
Off: The digital zoom is disabled.
Press the right (+) side of the digital-zoom lever to zoom in, and left
(-) side to zoom out. When the digital zoom activates, image
magnification is displayed on the monitor. When zooming, the
digital zoom scale is displayed briefly. A single central AF area is
used.
Magnification display
Digital-zoom position
Digital-zoom scale
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Recording menu
A SHORT GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography can be a rewarding pursuit. It is a broad and disciplined field that can take years to
master. But the pleasure in making photographs and the joy of capturing a magical moment cannot
be compared. The guide is an introduction to some basic photographic principles.
The lens aperture controls not only exposure, but also depth of
field; the area between the closest object in focus and the furthest
object in focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the depth
of field and the longer the shutter speed needed to make the
exposure. The smaller the aperture value, the shallower the depth
of field and the faster the shutter speed needed to make the
exposure. Usually landscape photographs use a large depth of field
(large aperture value) to keep the foreground and background in
focus, and portraits use a shallow depth of field (small aperture
value) to separate the subject from the background.
Depth of field also changes with focal length. The smaller the focal
length, the greater the depth of field; the longer the focal length, the
shallower the depth of field.
The shutter controls not only exposure, but also the ability to stop
motion. Fast shutter speeds are used in sport photography to stop
action. Slow shutter speeds can be used to show the flow of
motion such as water cascading over a waterfall. The use of a
tripod is recommended with slow shutter speeds.
The change in shutter speed is not apparent in the live image. For
critical work, take a test photograph and view the result in Quick
View (p. 37).
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About exposure and flash compensation
Sometimes the camera’s exposure meter is deceived by certain conditions. Exposure compensation
can be used in these situations. For example, a very bright scene, such as a snowy landscape or a
white sandy beach, can appear too dark in the captured image. Before taking the picture, adjusting
the exposure by +1 or +2 EV will result in an image with normal tonal values.
Calculated camera exposure
–1.0Ev
–2.0Ev
In the example above, the dark water caused the camera to overexpose the image making it bright
and washed-out. By compensating the exposure, detail is brought out in the leaves, and the stones
and water appear richer.
When using fill-flash to reduce harsh shadows caused by bright illumination or direct sunlight, flash
compensation can change the ratio between the highlights and shadows. The fill-flash will affect the
darkness of the shadows without affecting the area illuminated by the main light source. By
decreasing the flash output with a negative Ev setting, the shadows receive less light and are harder,
but subtle details in the shadows that would not appear without the flash are apparent. Increasing the
flash output by using a positive Ev setting softens and nearly eliminate shadows.
Positive compensation No compensation
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A short guide to photography
Negative compensation No flash
What is aN EV?
+2.0 Ev
4X as much light
Ev stands for exposure value. A change
of one Ev adjusts the exposure calculated
by the camera by a factor of two.
+1.0 Ev
2X as much light
0.0 Ev
Calculated exposure
–1.0 Ev
1/2 as much light
–2.0 Ev
1/4 as much light
Light sources and color
The human eye adapts itself extremely well under different conditions. The paper of this manual you
are reading looks white regardless of the type of lighting. Photographic systems are much less flexible.
As the light source changes, so does the overall color of a scene - fluorescent office ceiling lights
create a green cast to pictures, regular household tungsten light bulbs make everything red. Like your
eyes, the camera’s white-balance controls adjust for different lighting to make natural looking pictures.
The most common source of light, our sun, changes color depending on the time of day and the
atmospheric conditions. The sun is of course very warm near the horizon and very blue at noon. The
daylight preset white-balance setting is for beautiful sunny days. When the weather is overcast, the
color is cooler. When the main light source is skylight, light from the blue sky rather than the direct
light of the sun, the resulting color is very blue. The shade preset white-balance is designed for this
condition.
Artificial lighting is more consistent but will show variations. Tungsten lamps become warmer as their
wattage decreases. Fluorescent lamps come in classifications that define their color.
Some artificial lighting have a discontinuous spectrum that create very unnatural color in a
photograph. White balance cannot correct high-energy vapor lighting: sodium-vapor (yellow highway
lights), or mercury vapor. For portraits under these lighting conditions, the flash can be used to
overpower the ambient light. With landscapes containing these types of lights, set the white balance
to the preset daylight setting.
A white-balance bracket can be made to record a series of images with slight changes in color (p. 80).
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MOVIE MODE
1
Movie recording
This camera can record digital video with sound. Set the mode
switch to the movie-recording position (1). Before recording, the
monitor frame counter shows the maximum time in seconds that
can be recorded. The length of the movie clip depends on the
image size and frame rate, and the space available on the memory
card. The maximum recording time is 15 minutes; low light levels
can shorten this time. Image size and frame rate is selected with
the movie menu (p. 108). Movie recording is not possible when the
red low-battery warning is displayed.
Place the subject in the center of the live image and press the
shutter-release button partway down to set the focus. Use the
focus signal to confirm focus.
Image size
Frame rate
Focus signal
Total recording time for the next movie clip
Press the shutter-release button all the way down and release to
start recording. The camera will continue to record until the
recording time is used or the shutter-release button is pressed
again.
Camera Notes
Remaining time
Recording indicator
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Movie
MODE
When making movie recordings, be careful not to touch or
cover the microphone. The quality of the recording is
proportional to the subject to microphone distance. For
best results, hold the camera approximately 20cm (8in)
from your mouth.
Navigating the movie menu
In movie mode, press the menu button to activate the menu. The menu button also closes the menu
after making settings. The four-way key of the controller is used to move the cursor in the menu.
Pressing the central button of the controller will enter a setting.
Activate the recording menu with the menu button. Tab 1 at the
top of the menu will be highlighted.
Use the up/down key to scroll through the menu options.
Highlight the option whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current
setting is indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options,
press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press the central
button of the controller to continue.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Image size
Frame rate
Movie mode
Reset
640x480
15fps
Night movie
–
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu
options and the new setting will be displayed. Changes can
continue to be made. To return to the movie mode, press the menu
button.
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Image size and frame rate
Movies can be recorded at three sizes: 800x600, 640x480, and 320x240. The larger the image size,
the higher the image quality and the larger the file sizes. Image size is set in the movie menu.
Movies can be recorded at two frame rates: 15 fps and 30 fps; 800x600 movies can only be recorded
at 15 fps. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the moving image and the larger the file sizes.
Frame rate is set in the movie menu.
30fps
15fps
30fps
15fps
Approximate recording rate
800x600
640x480
320x240
1.1MB/s
700KB/s
850KB/s
580KB/s
350KB/s
Approximate capacity of a 128MB memory card
1 min. 54 sec.
3 min. 6 sec.
2 min. 36 sec.
3 min. 49 sec.
5 min. 55 sec.
If image size or frame rate is changed, the frame counter displays the approximate number of seconds
that can be recorded at that setting on the installed memory card. The total time that can be stored
on a memory card is determined by the size of the card and the recording rate. The actual file size is
determined by the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others.
The writing speed of the memory card may prematurely end the recording of a movie clip. Test the
card before important events. Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility
information:
North America:
Europe:
http://www.konicaminolta.us
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
Movie mode
The movie mode option selects the type of movie recorded. Two options are available on the movie
menu:
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Movie mode
Night Movie - to record under low light levels. While Night Movies can be recorded under normal
conditions, bright outdoor lighting may be beyond the exposure control range.
Standard movie - to record a movie under normal lighting conditions.
Movie reset
This menu function resets the movie mode. When selected, a confirmation screen will appear;
choosing “Yes” resets the following functions and settings, “No” cancels the operation.
Anti-shake
Exposure compensation
White balance
Filter
Color-saturation compensation
Contrast compensation
Image size
Frame rate
Movie mode
Manual focus
On
0.0
Auto
0
0
0
640x480
15fps
Night movie
Canceled
p. 36
p. 59
p. 60
p. 73
p. 74
p. 74
p. 108
p. 108
p. 108
p. 109
Button shortcuts can be used to reset the recording mode (p. 134).
Notes on movie recording
The list below indicates which functions can be set in the movie mode:
Available recording functions
Exposure compensation (p. 59)
Anti-shake (p. 36)
Contrast compensation (p. 74)
Display information button (p. 43)
Color-saturation compensation (p. 74)
Manual focus (p. 45)
Macro mode (p. 49)
Filter (p. 73)
White balance (p. 60)
Digital zoom (p. 102)
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ADVANCED PLAYBACK
This section covers how to play back movies as well as playback mode’s menu functions. The menu
navigation section covers basic menu operation. It is followed by detailed descriptions of the menu
settings.
Viewing movies
Movies can be played back on the camera. Movie files are indicated by an indicator at the bottom of
the display.
Play
Press the center of the controller to play back the file.
Movie indicator
Press the controller to pause the movie; pressing the
controller again will resume the playback.
Pause Rew Fwd
Vol
Use the left/right keys of the controller to rewind or fast
forward the movie clip.
Use the up/down keys to adjust the volume.
To cancel the playback, press the menu button.
The guidance bar and display indicators can be hidden or
shown by pressing the display information button (i+).
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Advanced playback
Capturing a movie frame
A single frame from a movie clip can be copied and saved as a still image. The copied image has the
same image size as the original movie. This function is not available during Slide Show playback.
During playback, press the central button of the
controller to pause the movie at the point to capture the
frame. When the movie is paused, the left/right keys can
be used to jog the clip to display the correct frame.
Pause Rew Fwd Vol
Press the up key of the controller to capture the frame.
Before the frame is captured, a confirmation screen
appears. Choosing “Yes” executes the operation, “No”
cancels it.
Play
Rew Fwd
103KM020
Saved as PICT0015.JPG.
OK
Play
The file and folder names of the captured image is
displayed. Press the central button of the controller to
complete the operation. The image is saved in the folder
of the original movie file.
Rew Fwd
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Navigating the playback Menu
In playback mode, press the menu button to activate the menu. The menu
button also closes the menu after making settings. The four-way key of the
controller is used to move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button
of the controller will enter a setting.
Activate the playback menu with the menu button. Tab 1 at the
top of the menu will be highlighted.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate
menu tab; the menus will change as the tabs are highlighted.
When the desired menu section is displayed, use the up/down keys to scroll through the
menu options. Highlight the option whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is indicated by an
arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press the central
button of the controller to open the next screen.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting will
be displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the playback mode, press the menu
button.
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Advanced playback
To delete images on the memory card (p. 115).
Delete
Format
Lock
View folder
Folder name
Edit movie
–
–
–
Single folder
101KM020
–
To format the memory card (p. 116).
To protect images from deletion (p. 117).
To select the folders to view in playback mode (p. 116).
To specify the folders viewed during playback (p. 116).
To make a cut from a movie clip (p. 118).
To play back images automatically (p. 120)
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
Copy
E-mail copy
Mag. setup
–
–
X2.0
To select images for DPOF printing (p. 121).
To print the date of capture with each print (p. 122)
To create an index print with the DPOF order (p. 122)
To cancel DPOF print orders on the memory card (p. 123).
To copy images from one memory card to another (p. 123).
To copy and resize images to be e-mailed (p. 123).
To set the initial enlarged playback magnification (p. 120).
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Frame-selection screen
When a marked-frames setting is chosen on a menu, the frame selection screen will appear. This
screen allows multiple files to be selected.
Use the left/right keys of the controller
to move the yellow border to select the
image. The control dial can also be used
to display the next nine frames.
:move
:sel.
:enter
The up key of the controller selects the
frame; when selected, an indicator
appears next to the thumbnail. The
down key deselects the image removing
the indicator.
As images are selected, indicators appear next to the frame:
The file is selected for deletion.
The file is locked or selected to be locked.
The file is selected to be copied.
The image is selected for printing. The number next to the indicator shows the number of
copies requested.
Press the central button of the controller to complete the operation.
The menu button closes the screen and any operation made.
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Advanced playback
Delete
Deleting permanently erases the image. Once deleted, an image cannot be recovered. Care
should be taken when using the delete function.
Single, multiple, or all images in a folder or on the memory card
can be deleted in section 1 of the playback menu. Before an image
is deleted, a confirmation screen will appear; choosing “Yes” will
execute the operation, “No” will cancel the operation.
To delete images in a specific folder, select single folder from the
view-folder option and display the folder name containing the
images below it. The folder can also be selected in the selectfolder option in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 137).
Delete
Format
Lock
View folder
Folder name
Edit movie
–
–
–
Single folder
101KM020
–
The delete option has four settings:
This frame - The image displayed or highlighted in playback mode will be deleted.
All in folder - All unlocked images in the selected folder will be deleted.
All on card - All unlocked images on the memory card will be deleted.
Marked frames - To delete multiple images in the selected folder or on the memory card. When this
setting is chosen, the frame-selection screen will be displayed. Use the left/right keys of the controller
to highlight the first image to be deleted. Pressing the up key will mark the thumbnail with the delete
indicator. To deselect an image for deletion, highlight it with the yellow border and press the down key;
the delete indicator will disappear. Continue until all the images to be deleted are marked. Press the
controller to continue (the confirmation screen will appear), or press the menu button to cancel the
operation and return to the playback menu. On the confirmation screen, highlighting and entering
“Yes” will delete the marked images.
The delete function will only erase unlocked images. If an image is locked, it must be unlocked before
it can be deleted.
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Format
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
The formatting function is used to erase all data on a memory card. Before formatting a card, copy
the data to a computer or storage device. Locking files will not protect them from being deleted when
the card is formatted. Always format the memory card using the camera; never use a computer to
format a card.
When the format option is selected and entered in section 1 of the playback menu, a confirmation
screen will appear. Choosing “Yes” will format the card, choosing “No” will cancel the formatting
operation. never remove the card while it is being formatted. A screen will appear to indicate the card
has been formatted; press the central button of the controller to return to the playback menu.
VIEW FOLDER
Recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. To view
or edit these images, the folder they are contained in can be
selected temporarily with the view-folder option in section 1 of the
playback menu (p. 112). To specify a folder in the folder-name
option, such as “101KM020” in the illustration, first select “Single
folder” in the view-folder option; “All folders” shows all images on
the memory card.
The folder-name option is reset to the folder selected in the selectfolder option in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 137) each time the
camera is turned off or switched to the recording or movie modes.
Delete
Format
Lock
View folder
Folder name
Edit movie
–
–
–
Single folder
101KM020
–
For more on memory card organization, see page 148. Folders can be created and selected in section
2 of the setup menu (p. 137).
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Advanced playback
Lock
Single, multiple, or all images in a folder or on the memory card can be locked in section 1 of the
playback menu. A locked image cannot be deleted by either the playback menu functions or the Quick
View/delete button. Important images should be locked. To lock images in a specific folder, select
single folder from the view-folder option and display the folder name containing the images below it
(p. 116). The folder can also be selected in the select-folder option in section 2 of the setup menu (p.
137).
The lock option has five settings:
This frame - The image displayed or highlighted in playback mode will be locked.
All in folder - All images in the selected folder will be locked.
All on card - All images on the memory card will be locked.
Marked frames - To lock or unlock multiple images in the selected folder or on the memory card. When
this setting is chosen, the frame-selection screen (p. 114) will be displayed. Use the left/right keys of
the controller to highlight the image to be locked. Pressing the up key will mark the thumbnail with the
lock indicator. To unlock an image, highlight it with the yellow border and press the down key; the lock
indicator will disappear. Continue until all the images are marked. Press the controller to lock the
marked frames, or press the menu button to cancel the operation and return to the playback menu.
Unlock all - All images on the memory card are unlocked regardless of the folder setting in the viewfolder options. A confirmation screen appears.
Locking an image will protect it from a delete function. However, the formatting function will erase all
files on a memory card whether locked or not.
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Movie editing
The edit-movie option in section 1 of the playback menu allows an
unwanted section to be cut from a movie clip. The movie to be
edited must first be displayed in the playback mode before opening
the playback menu. Highlight “Enter” in the movie edit option and
press the central button of the controller to open the editing screen.
Movie editing is not possible when the red low-battery warning is
displayed.
Delete
Format
Lock
View folder
Folder name
Edit movie
Enter
Function menu
The function menu indicates the active step in the editing
procedure. The up/down keys selects functions.
Find 1st frame of cut.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display the first frame
of the section to be cut. The bar under the image and the timer
in the top right corner of the screen show the approximate
location of the point.
Use the down key to select the next step.
:function
:find
Find last frame of cut.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display the last frame
of the section to be cut. The bar under the image and the timer
in the top right corner of the screen show the approximate
location of the point.
Use the down key to select the next step.
:function
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:find
Advanced playback
Preview edit.
Press the center controller
button to preview the edit. The
arrow above the bar indicates
the playback frame.
:function
:play
Pause Rew Fwd
Vol
After playback, use the down key to continue if the edit is acceptable. To make changes to the edit,
use the up key of the controller to return to the previous steps to adjust the start and end points. To
cancel the edit operation, press the menu button.
Save edit.
Press the center controller button to save the edit; a
confirmation screen is displayed. Select “Yes” to continue.
Saved edit?
:function
:save
Yes
No
Save edit.
Saved as PICT0012.MOV.
Delete original file?
Yes
:function
No
After the edited movie clip is saved, the file name is displayed.
The original movie file can be deleted from the memory card
by selecting “Yes” on the screen. Once deleted, it cannot be
recovered. By selecting “No,” both the original and edited file
remain on the card.
:save
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Slide show
Section 2 of the playback menu controls the slide-show function.
This function automatically displays all still images and movie clips
in a folder or on the memory card in order.
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
Press the central button of the controller to pause
and restart the presentation.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to advance to
the next still image or return to the previous one.
During a movie, the keys forward or rewind the clip.
To cancel the presentation, press the menu button.
magnification setup
The enlarged playback starting magnification can be selected from
X2.0, X4.0, and X10.0 in section 3 of the playback menu. See page
41 for more on enlarged playback.
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Advanced playback
Copy
E-mail Copy
Mag.Setup
–
–
X2.0
About DPOF
This camera is supported by DPOF™ version 1.1. The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows direct
printing of still images from digital cameras. After the DPOF file is created, the memory card is simply
taken to a photofinishing service or inserted into the memory -card slot of DPOF compatible printers.
When a DPOF file is created, a misc. folder is automatically made on the memory card to store it (p.
148). DPOF print files cannot be made for RAW images or images with embedded color profiles (p.
68).
DPOF setup
The DPOF-set menu option in section 2 of the playback menu is
used to set an order for standard prints from images in a specific
folder. Single, multiple, or all images can be printed. To make an
order for images in a specific folder, select single folder from the
view-folder option and display the folder name containing the
images below it (p. 116). The folder can also be selected in the
select-folder option in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 137). DPOF
setup has four settings:
Slide show
DPOF set
Date imprint
Index print
Cancel print
–
–
Off
–
–
This-frame - To create a DPOF file for the image displayed or highlighted in playback mode.
All in folder - To create a DPOF file for all images in the selected folder.
All on card - To create a DPOF file for all images on the memory card.
Marked frames - To choose a group of images in the selected folder or on the memory card to be
printed or when the number of copies for each image varies. When selected, the frame-selection
screen will appear (p. 114). Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight an image to be printed.
Pressing the up key will mark the image with the printer indicator. The number next to the indicator
indicates the number of copies of that image will be printed. Pressing the up key will increase the
number of copies, pressing the down key will decrease the number. A maximum of nine copies can
be ordered. To deselect an image for printing, press the down key until the the number of copies
reaches zero and the printer indicator disappears. Continue until all the images to be printed are
marked. Press the controller to create the DPOF file, or press the menu button to cancel the operation
and return to the playback menu.
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When the this-frame, all-in-folder, or all-on-card setting is chosen, a screen will appear requesting the
number of copies of each image; a maximum of nine copies can be ordered. Use the up/down keys
of the controller to set the number of copies desired. If the all-in-folder or all-on-card setting was used
to create a print order, any additional images saved afterwards in the folder will not be included in the
order.
DPOF files created with another cameras will be canceled.
Date imprint
To print the date of capture with each image with a compatible DPOF printer, turn the section 2 menu
option on. To cancel date imprint, simply turn the option off. How the date is printed varies with the
printer.
Index print
To create an index print, select the On option in the index print option
in section 2 of the playback menu. All the images in a folder or on the
card specified in the view-folder option in section 1 of the playback
menu will be printed. If an index-print order is created, any additional
images saved afterwards will not be included in the index print. The
number of images printed per sheet differs between printers. The
information printed with the thumbnails can vary.
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Advanced playback
Cancel print
After the pictures have been printed, the DPOF file will still remain on the memory card and must be
canceled manually. The cancel-print option in section 2 of the playback menu deletes the DPOF files.
When the setting is selected, a confirmation screen will appear; choosing and entering “Yes” will
execute the operation and cancel the print and index-print order. To cancel the printing of images in
a specific folder, select single folder from the view-folder option and display the folder name
containing the images below it (p. 116). The folder can also be selected in the select-folder option in
section 2 of the setup menu (p. 137).
All in folder - To cancel the printing file in the folder.
All on card - To cancel all printing files on the memory card.
Copy and E-mail Copy
The copy function makes exact copies of image or movie files and
can store the copied data on another memory card. E-mail Copy
makes a standard 640 X 480 (VGA) JPEG copy of an original still
image so that it may be easily transmitted by e-mail. E-mail copies
can only be copied to the original card. Both copy and E-mail Copy
are in section 3 of the playback menu.
Copy
E-mail Copy
Mag.Setup
–
–
X2.0
When the functions are used, a folder is created for the files (p. 148); copy files are placed in a folder
with a name ending in CP, and E-mail Copy images are placed in a folder ending in EM. Every time
the copy function is used, a new folder is automatically created for the image(s), while in E-mail Copy,
the same E-mail copy folder is used to store copies until the number of images exceeds 9,999. Copies
of locked images are unlocked. DPOF information is not copied.
To view copied images, select the copy folder with the folder-name option in section 1 of the playback
menu (p. 116).
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The copy and E-mail copy functions have two menu options:
This frame - To copy the image currently displayed or highlighted
in playback mode.
Copy
E-mail Copy
Mag.Setup
–
–
X2.0
Marked frames - To copy single or multiple images in the selected
folder or on the memory card. When selected, the frame-selection
screen (p. 114) will appear; highlight the images to be copied with
the yellow border and then press the up key of the controller to
mark it with the check indicator. To deselect an image, highlight the
selected thumbnail and press the down key; the check indicator
will disappear. Continue until all the images are marked. Press the
central button of the controller to continue, or press the menu button to cancel the operation and
return to the playback menu.
Up to XXMB of data can be copied. If too many images have been selected, a warning will appear
and the copy routine is canceled. Divide the number of images into two or three batches. The amount
of data that can be converted into E-mail copies depends on the free space remaining on the memory
card.
Copy
When images(s) to be copied are selected, a screen with four
messages is displayed; the messages are highlighted as the
copying procedure is executed.
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Advanced playback
Copy
Copying to camera memory.
Change card.
Copying to card.
Copying completed.
Copy
Copying to camera memory.
Change card.
Copying to card.
Copying completed.
When the change-card
message is highlighted,
remove
the
camera’s
memory card and insert the
card to which the image
should be copied. Press the
central button of the controller to
continue.
Enter
Wait until the copy-completed message is highlighted. A new
screen will appear to indicate the name of the new folder
containing the copied images; press the central button of the
controller to return to the playback menu.
Copied to 101KM_CP.
OK
E-mail Copy
Copied to 102KM_EM.
OK
When the image(s) to be converted to an e-mail file are
selected, the copy routine begins and a screen appears
indicating the name of the folder containing the copied images;
press the central button of the controller to return to the menu.
Camera Notes
The copy-unsuccessful message appears when one or all of the images could not be copied.
Check the memory card to see which files were copied and then repeat the procedure for the
uncopied images.
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Viewing images using the remote control
The remote control can be used in the playback mode. Most playback operations can be made with
the remote control. See page 78 for the remote control working range. The emitter window must be
pointed toward the camera’s self-timer lamp/remote-control receiver.
Emitter window
Controller - right/left keys scroll through image files in single-frame
and index playback (p. 39, 40). The up key displays the histogram (p.
39) and the down key rotates images (p. 39).
Press the center (2s) button to play back movies (p. 110). The
up/down keys adjust the volume during playback. Movie frame
capture is made using the central button and the up key.
Display information button - to change the display format between
full display and image only (p. 40).
Digital-zoom lever - to enlarge the playback image (p. 41) or activate
index playback (p.40). The four-way keys of the controller scroll the
enlarged image.
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Advanced playback
Changing the battery
The remote control battery should be replaced if the self-timer lamp does not blink to indicate the
camera has received a signal from the remote control unit.
The remote control uses a 3V CR2025 lithium battery.
Slide and hold the release in the direction shown
(1) and slide the chamber (2) out of the remote
control unit. Take care not to drop the battery.
1
2
Replace the battery as shown with the positive pole down.
Slide the battery chamber back into the remote control until it clicks into place.
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Viewing images on a television
It is possible to view camera images on your television. The camera has a video-out terminal which
can be used to connect the camera to a television using the supplied AV cable. The camera is
compatible with the NTSC and PAL standards. The video-output setting can be checked and set in
section 1 of the setup menu (p. 132).
1. Turn off the television and the camera.
2. Insert the single plug of the AV cable into the camera’s AV-out
terminal.
3. Plug the other end of the AV cable into the video and audio input
terminal on the television. The yellow plug is for the video output,
and the white plug is for the monaural audio output.
2
4. Turn the television on.
5. Change the television to the video channel.
6. Turn on the camera and set the mode switch to the playback
position. The camera’s monitors will not activate when the camera
is attached to a television. The playback-mode display will be
visible on the television screen.
3
7. View images as described in the playback section. Use the
television controls to adjust the volume of the audio playback.
Because of the broadcast standard used to display television
images, image quality and resolution will appear lower than when
displayed on a computer monitor.
6
128
Advanced playback
SETUP MENU
The setup menu controls camera operations. The menu navigation
section covers basic menu operation. It is followed by detailed
descriptions of the menu settings.
LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
–
None
Data storage
–
NTSC
English
Opening the setup menu
The setup menu can be opened two ways.
To access the menu directly, hold down the shift button (1)
and press the menu button (2) to open the setup menu.
2
1
Memory
DSP set
Noise reductn
Monitor amp.
Manual exp.
Digital zoom
–
DSP
On
Auto
Exp. priority
Interpolate
The setup menu can be accessed from the recording,
movie, or playback menus.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
setup tab. Press the central button of the controller to
open the setup menu.
Enter
Setup tab
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Navigating the setup menu
See page 129 on how to open the setup menu. The four-way key of the
controller is used to move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button
of the controller will enter a setting.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate
menu tab; the menus will change as the tabs are highlighted.
When the desired menu section is displayed, use the up/down
key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to display the settings; the current setting is indicated by an
arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key.
Use the up/down key to highlight the new setting. If “Enter” is displayed, press the central
button of the controller to open the next screen.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the new setting will be displayed. To return to the mode set with
the mode switch, press the menu button.
To set monitor brightness (p. 132).
LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
–
None
Data storage
–
NTSC
English
To specify the lens accessory in use (p. 132).
To specify camera operation with a computer (p. 133).
To set the camera’s clock and calendar (p. 131).
To switch video output between NTSC and PAL (p. 132).
To set the menu language (p. 134).
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Setup menu
To display button shortcut information (p. 134).
Shortcut help
File # memory
Folder Name
Select folder
New folder
–
Off
Std. form
101KM020
–
Reset default
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Power save
–
1
1
1
2
3 min.
To activate file number memory (p. 136).
To select the folder name format (p. 136).
To select the destination folder for recorded images (p. 137).
To create a new folder (p. 137).
To reset camera functions (p. 138).
To change or turn off audio signals (p. 140).
To change or turn off focus signals (p. 140).
To change or turn off the shutter sound effect (p. 141).
To adjust or turn off the volume of camera signals (p. 141).
To set the auto power save period (p. 141).
To specify when Anti-shake is applied (p. 133).
Anti-shake
Delete conf.
Display + Exp
“No”
To change the confirmation screen’s default setting (p. 133).
Date and Time setup
The date/time setup screen is opened from section 1 of the setup menu (p. 130). See page 28 on how
to set the date and time.
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LCD Brightness
The brightness of the EVF and LCD monitor is set independently of
each other. Select the display to adjust using section 1 of the setup
menu; the corresponding monitor activates automatically and the
brightness screen is displayed.
LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
Monitor
EVF
Set LCD brightness
Brightness is controlled in eleven levels. Use the
left/right controller keys to adjust the brightness, the
monitor will adjust accordingly. Press the central button
of the controller to set the level and complete the
operation. Press the menu button to close the screen
without applying any changes.
High
Low
:adjust
:enter
Lens accessory
Wide-angle converter
Telephoto converter
When using this camera with the
optional wide-angle or telephoto
converter lens (p. 164), the accessory
must be specified in section 1 of the
setup menu.
When selected, the lens-accessory indicator is displayed on the
monitors.
Video Output
Camera images can be displayed on a television (p. 128). The video output can be changed between
NTSC and PAL in section 1 of the setup menu. North America uses the NTSC standard and Europe
uses the PAL standard. Check which standard is used in your region to play back images on your
television set.
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Transfer mode
The data-transfer mode must be specified depending on whether the camera is used to transfer data
to a computer or print images with a PictBridge compatible printer. The transfer mode option can be
selected in section 1 of the setup menu. Select the appropriate option:
Data storage - to transfer data between the camera and a computer. This option must be selected
when moving image files to a computer or when using the DiMAGE Viewer software.
PTP - to print images with a PictBridge compatible printer.
Anti-shake
When the Anti-shake system activates can be changed in section 4
of the setup menu. Two options are available:
Anti-shake
Delete conf.
Display + Exp
“No”
Display + Exp. - when the shutter-release button is pressed partway
down, the anti-shake function will activate if on. The affect of the
Anti-shake system can be seen in the live image.
Exposure - Anti-shake is only applied during the exposure and is not apparent in the live image. When
the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, wait a moment before taking the picture for the
Anti-shake system to stabilize the image.
Delete confirmation
Each time a delete command is used a confirmation screen
appears confirming the action to erase the image data. When this
screen opens, the no button is highlighted. This function allows
the yes button to be initially highlighted to make deleting images
easier. Care should be taken when deleting images as the data
cannot be retrieved once erased. Delete confirmation screen
option can be selected in section 4 of the setup menu.
Delete this frame?
Yes
No
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Language
The language used in the menus can be changed in section 1 of the setup menu. See page 29 on how
to set the language.
Shortcut help
The shortcut help in section 2 of the setup menu shows button
commands to open the LCD brightness screen, change the focusing
screens, open the setup menu, reset the camera, or open the
custom white-balance calibration screen. To close the help screen,
press the menu button.
Shortcut help
i button
SHIFT+i button
SHIFT+MenuButt
SHIFT+
controller
LCDbrightness
Focus screens
Setup menu
Reset camera
WB. set
The following shortcuts can be used:
Set LCD brightness
High
Low
Press and hold the display
information button to open the
LCD brightness screen.
:adjust
:enter
2
To display a grid or scale over the
display formats, press and hold the
shift button (1) and press the display
information button (2) to cycle through
the options: grid, scale, and off. For
more on the displays format, see page
43.
1
Scale
Grid
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LCDbrightness
Lens acc.
Transfer mode
Date/Time set
Video output
Language
–
None
Data storage
–
NTSC
English
Hold down the shift button (1) and press the menu
button (2) to open the setup menu.
2
1
Hold down the shift button (1) and press the Quick
View/Delete button (2) to reset the camera. This
shortcut only resets the recording mode or movie
mode depending on the position of the mode
switch. Refer to page 93 to see which functions
reset in the recording mode, and page 109 for the
movie mode.
1
Enter
2
Press and hold the down key of the controller to
make a custom white balance setting; the custom
white-balance calibration screen opens. Refer to
page 62 for more on custom white balance.
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File Number (#) Memory
When file number memory is selected, if a new folder is created, the first file stored in the folder will
have a number one greater than the last file saved. If the file number memory is disabled, the image
file name will have a number one greater than the last image saved in the folder.
If file number memory is active and the memory card is changed, the first file saved to the new card
will have a number one greater than the last file saved on the previous card if the current folder in the
new card does not contain an image with a greater file number. If it does, the file number of the new
image will be one greater than the greatest in the folder. File number memory is activated in section
2 of the setup menu.
Folder name
All recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. Two folder-name
formats are available in section 2 of the setup menu, standard and date.
Standard folders have an eight character name. The initial folder is named
100KM020. The first three digits are the folder’s serial number, which will increase
by one each time a new folder is created. The next two letters refer to Konica
Minolta, and the last three numbers indicate the camera used; 020 indicates a
DiMAGE A200.
100KM020
(Standard)
A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is followed by
one register for the year, two register for the month, and two registers for the day:
100YMMDD. The folder 10141223 was created in 2004 on December 23rd.
With the date folder format selected, when an image is recorded a new folder with
the day’s date will be created. All images recorded that day will be placed in that
folder. Images recorded on a different day will placed in a new folder with the
corresponding date. For more information on folder organization and file names,
see page 148.
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Setup menu
10141223
(Date)
Select Folder
This option in section 2 of the setup menu allows the selection of existing folders. In quick view or
playback mode, the images in the selected folder can be viewed or edited unless all-folder option is
selected in the view-folder option in the playback menu (p. 116). In recording mode, the folder-name
option in section 2 of the setup menu must be set to standard form in order to select the folder in
which to place the subsequent recorded images. Copy or E-mail Copy folders cannot be selected.
To edit images in multiple folders, folders can be temporarily selected with the view-folder option in
the playback menu. Deleting all images in a folder does not erase the folder itself. Formatting a
memory card in section 1 of the playback menu, erases all folders regardless if they are selected or
not.
New Folder
This allows the creation of new folders. The folder-name option in
section 2 of the setup menu must be set to standard form in order
to use the new-folder function.
102KM020 created.
OK
Shortcut help
File # memory
Folder Name
Select folder
New folder
–
Off
Std. form
101KM020
–
When the folder is created, a screen appears indicating the
name of the folder. Every time a new folder is created, the
folder number will increase automatically by one greater
than the highest folder number on the memory card. Press
the central button of the controller to return to the menu. The
new folder will be listed in the select-folder option.
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Reset Default
This option in section 3 of the setup menu resets all camera modes: recording, movie, playback, and
setup. To reset the recording or movie modes, see pages 93 and 109. When selected, a confirmation
screen will appear; choosing “Yes” resets the following functions and settings, “No” cancels the
operation.
Monitor display
Display mode
LCD montor
p. 27
Recording mode
Anti-shake
Focusing screen
Display format
Focus mode
Focus-area mode
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
White balance
Custom white balance registers
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Color mode
Flash mode
Metering mode
Filter
Color-saturation compensation
Contrast compensation
Drive mode
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On
Off
Standard
Single-shot AF
Wide focus frames
0.0
0.0
Auto
Settings deleted (Daylight)
Auto
Natural (sRGB)
Fill flash
Multi-segment
0
0
0
Single-frame advance
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Recording menu
Image size
Image quality
Spot AE area
Flash control
AEL button
Sharpness
Date imprinting
Instant playback
Full-time AF
Direct manual Focus (DMF)
Memory
DSP setup
Noise reduction
Monitor amplification
Monitor amplification - Manual exp.
Digital zoom
3264 x 2448
Fine
Center spot
Auto
AE hold
Normal
Off
Off
Off
Off
Reset to default settings
DSP (Digital Subject Programs)
On
Auto
Exposure priority
Interpolate
p. 86
p. 86
p. 90
p. 90
p. 92
p. 94
p. 95
p. 96
p. 97
p. 97
p. 98
p. 100
p. 100
p. 101
p. 101
p. 102
Movie mode
Image size
Frame rate
Movie mode
Manual focus
640x480
15fps
Night movie
Canceled
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108
108
109
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Playback mode
Display format
View folder
Magnification setup
Date imprint
Full display
All folders
X2.0
Off
p. 40
p. 116
p. 120
p. 122
Setup menu
LCD brightness
Lens accessory
Transfer mode
File number memory
Folder name
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Auto power save
Anti-shake
Delete confirmation
Monitor and EVF reset
None
Data storage
Off
Standard
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3 minutes
Display + exposure
“No”
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Audio signals
Every time a button is pressed, an audio signal gives a positive
confirmation of the operation. The audio signals can be turned off in
section 3 of the setup menu (p. 130). The tone of the signal can also
be changed; signal 1 is electrical and signal 2 is mechanical.
Reset default
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Power save
–
1
1
1
2
3 min.
Focus signals
When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, an audio signal gives a positive
confirmation the AF system has focused. The focus signals can be changed or turned off in section 3
of the setup menu (p. 130). Two tones are available.
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Setup menu
Shutter FX
A shutter sound effect gives positive audio confirmation
when the shutter is released. The sound effects can be
turned off in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 130). Two shutter
effects are available. Signal 1 uses the shutter sound from
the Dynax/Maxxum 9 SLR. Signal 2 uses a mechanical
shutter sound taken from the legendary Minolta CLE.
Volume
The volume of the audio signals and sound effects can be increased
or decreased in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 130). If the volume
is turned off, the audio signals, focus signal, and shutter FX are
disabled.
Reset default
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Power save
–
1
1
1
2
3 min.
Auto Power Save
The camera will turn off the monitors to conserve battery power if no operation is made within a
certain period. The length of this period can be changed to 1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes. To restore power,
press the shutter-release button partway down or press the main switch. When the camera is
connected to the computer, the auto-power-save period is set to ten minutes. This period cannot be
changed. Auto power save is set in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 130).
If an operation is not made within thirty minutes, the camera will shut down. Press the main switch to
restore power.
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DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. Details on using and
installing the DiMAGE Viewer software are found in the supplied software manual. The DiMAGE
manuals do not cover the basic operation of computers or their operating systems; please refer to the
manual supplied with your computer.
System requirements
For the camera to be connected directly to the computer and used as a mass-storage device, the
computer must be equipped with a USB port as a standard interface. The computer and the operating
system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to support USB interface. The following operating
systems are compatible with the camera:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP
Macintosh OS 9.0 ~ 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3 ~ 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~ 10.2.8, 10.3 ~ 10.3.5
Compatibility with Windows XP is with the home or professional editions only. Check the Konica
Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America: http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe: http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
Users with Windows 98 or 98 second edition will need to install the driver software on the included
DiMAGE software CD-ROM (p. 144). No special driver software is required for other Windows or
Macintosh operating systems.
Customers who have bought a previous DiMAGE digital camera and have installed the Windows 98
driver software must repeat the installation procedure. The updated version of the driver software
included on the supplied DiMAGE software CD-ROM is required for the operation of the DiMAGE
A200 with a computer. The new software will have no affect on the performance of older DiMAGE
cameras.
A remote camera driver is supplied in the Windows edition of the DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM. This
driver is not compatible with this camera.
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Data-transfer mode
Connecting the camera to a computer
A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The AC adapter
(sold separately) is recommended over the use of batteries. For users with Windows 98, read the
section on how to install the necessary driver before connecting the camera to a computer.
1. Start up the computer. The computer must be on before connecting the camera.
2. Open the terminal cover. Attach the smaller plug of the USB cable to the camera.
The plug should be firmly attached.
3. Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s USB port. The plug
should be firmly attached. The camera should be connected directly to the
computer’s USB port. Attaching the camera to a USB hub may prevent proper
operation.
4. With a memory card inserted, turn on the camera. A screen will appear to
indicate the start of the connection process. When the connection is made, the
camera’s monitors turn off. To change the card while the camera is connected to
a computer, see page 152.
With the camera properly connected to Windows XP or Mac OS X, a window
opens to download the image data; follow the instructions in the window. A
drive icon, or volume, appears with other operating systems; the volume
name varies with memory card and operating system. If the computer does
not recognize the camera, disconnect the camera, restart the computer, and
repeat the procedure.
2
4
Initializing USB
connection.
Windows XP
Windows
Mac OSX
Mac OS
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Connecting to Windows 98 / 98 second edition
The driver needs only to be installed once. If the driver cannot be installed automatically, it can be
installed manually with the operating system’s add-new-hardware wizard; see the instructions on the
following page. During installation, if the operating system requests the Windows 98 CD-ROM, inset
it into the CD-ROM drive and follow the accompanying instructions on the screen. No special driver
software is required for other Windows operating systems.
Automatic Installation
Before connecting the camera to the
computer, place the DiMAGE Viewer CDROM in the CD-ROM drive. The DiMAGE
installer menu should automatically
activate. To automatically install the
Windows 98 USB driver, click on the
starting-up-the-USB-device-driver-installer
button. A window will appear to confirm
that the driver should be installed; click
“Yes” to continue.
When the driver has been successfully
installed, a window will appear. Click “OK.”
Restart the computer before connecting
the camera (p. 143).
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Data-transfer mode
Manual installation
To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow the instructions in the connecting-the-camera-to-acomputer section on page 143.
When the camera is plugged into the computer, the
operating system will detect the new device and the addnew-hardware-wizard window will open. Place the
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Click
“Next.”
Choose the recommended search for a suitable
driver. Click “Next.”
Choose to specify the location of the driver. The
browse window can be used to indicate the driver
location. The driver should be located in the CDROM drive at :\Win98\USB. When the location is
shown in the window, click “Next.”
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The add new hardware wizard will confirm the
location of the driver. One of three drivers may be
located: MNLVENUM.inf, USBPDR.inf, or
USBSTRG.inf. The letter designating the CD-ROM
drive will vary between computers. Click “Next” to
install the driver in the system.
The last window will confirm the driver has been
installed. Click “Finish” to close the add new
hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new
removable-disk icon will be displayed. Double click on
the icon to access the camera’s memory card; see page
148.
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Data-transfer mode
Auto power save (data-transfer mode)
If the camera does not receive a read or write command within ten minutes, it will shut down to save
power. When the camera shuts down, an unsafe-removal-of-device warning may appear on the
computer monitor. Click “OK.” Neither the camera or computer will be damaged in this operation.
Unplug the USB cable and turn off the camera. Remake the USB connection by reattaching the cable
and turning the camera on.
Quicktime system requirements
QuickTime is used for playing back movies. To
install QuickTime, follow the instructions in the
installer. QuickTime is not supplied with the camera
in all sales regions. Users can download the latest
version of QuickTime free of charge from the Apple
Computer web site at http://www.apple.com.
IBM PC / AT Compatible
Pentium processor-based PC
or compatible computer
Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP.
128MB or more of RAM
Videostudio system requirements
To install VideoStudio, follow the instructions in the installer.
Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher
Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000, ME or XP
256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended)
600MB of available hard disk space for program installation
Windows-compatible display with at least 1024x768 resolution
Windows-compatible sound card
Microsoft DirectX 9
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Memory card folder organization
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image files can be accessed
by double clicking on icons. Image folders are located in the DCIM folder. To
copying images and audio recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into
a location in the computer.
Drive Icon
Dcim
100KM020
PICT0001.MRW
Misc
10141223
102KM_CP
PICT0002.JPG
Extra fine, fine, or
standard image
PICT0001.THM
RAW image
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Files and folders on the memory card can be
deleted using the computer. Changing file
names or adding other types of data to the card
The
misc.
folder with a computer may cause the camera to
contains DPOF print malfunction.
files (p. 121).
Data-transfer mode
103KM_EM
PICT0003.JPE
PICT0003.THM
Extra fine, fine, or
standard image when
using
embedded
Adobe RGB.
From left to right: standard
folder, date folder (p. 136), copy
folder, and E-mail Copy folder (p.
123).
PICT0004.MOV
PICT0004.THM
Movie Clip
Image file names begin with “PICT” followed by a four-digit file number and an mrw, jpg, jpe, mov, or
thm extension. The thumbnail images (thm) are used in camera and DiMAGE Viewer operation.
When a new folder is created, the first three digits in the folder name will be one greater than the
largest folder number on the card. When the file number in the image file name exceeds 9,999, a new
folder will be created with a number one greater than the greatest folder number on the memory card:
e.g. from 100KM020 to 101KM020.
The file number on the image file may not correspond to its frame number on the camera. As images
are deleted in the camera, the frame counter will adjust itself to show the number of images on the
card and reassign the frame numbers accordingly. The file numbers on the image files will not change
when an image is deleted. When a new image is recorded, it will be assigned a number one greater
than the largest file number in the folder. File numbers can be controlled with the file-number-memory
function in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 136).
Image files contain exif tag data. This data includes the time and date the image was recorded as well
as the camera settings used. This data can be viewed with the camera or the DiMAGE Viewer
software.
If a camera image is opened in an image-processing application that does not support Exif tags, and
then the image is saved overwriting the original data, the Exif tag information is erased. Some Exif
compatible applications rewrite the Exif data preventing the DiMAGE Viewer from reading it. When
using software other than the DiMAGE Viewer, always rename the image file to protect the exif tag
data.
To view images correctly on your computer, the monitor’s color space may need to be adjusted. Refer
to your computer manual on how to calibrate the display to the following requirements: sRGB, with a
color temperature of 6500K, and a gamma of 2.2.
Although it is recommended to format a CompactFlash card with the camera, a card can be formatted
with a computer. The card must be formatted on a Windows system using a FAT or FAT32 file system.
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Disconnecting the camera from the computer
Never disconnect the camera when the access lamp is lit - the data or
memory card may permanently be damaged.
Windows 98 / 98 second edition
Confirm that the access lamp is not lit. Turn off the camera and then disconnect the USB cable.
Windows Me, 2000 professional, and XP
To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon located on
the task bar. A small window will open indicating the device to be stopped.
Click on the small window to stop the
device. The safe-to-remove-hardware
window will open. Turn off the camera
and then disconnect the USB cable.
When more than one external device are connected to the computer, repeat the procedure above
except right click on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon. This will open the unplug-or-eject-hardware
window after clicking on the small window indicating the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine.
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Data-transfer mode
The hardware devices to be stopped will be
displayed. Highlight the device by clicking on it then
click “Stop.”
A confirmation screen will appear to
indicate the devices to be stopped.
Clicking “OK” will stop the device.
A third and final screen will appear to
indicate the camera can be safely
disconnected from the computer; click
OK. Turn off the camera and then
disconnect the USB cable.
Macintosh
Confirm that the access lamp is not lit and then drag the
mass-storage device icon and drop it into the trash.
Disconnect the USB cable.
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Changing the Memory card (Data-transfer mode)
Care should be taken when changing memory cards while the camera is
attached to the computer. Data could be lost or damaged if the camera is
not properly disconnected. Always confirm the access lamp is out before
removing the memory card.
Windows 98 / 98 second edition
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Change the memory card.
3. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
Windows Me, 2000 professional, and XP
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection using the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine (p. 150).
Turn off the camera.
Change the memory card.
Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
Macintosh
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection by dragging the drive icon into the trash (p. 151).
Turn off the camera.
Change the memory card.
Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
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Data-transfer mode
Removing the driver software - Windows
1. Insert a memory card in the camera and connect it to the computer with the USB cable. Other devices
must not be connected to the computer during this procedure.
2. Right click on the My-computer icon. Select “properties” from the drop-down menu.
Windows XP: from the start menu go to the control panel. Click on the performance and maintenance
category. Click “System” to open the system properties window.
3. Windows 2000 and XP: select the hardware tab in the properties window and click the device-manager
button.
Windows 98 and Me: click the device-manager tab in the properties window.
4. The driver file will be located in the universal-serial-bus-controller or other-devices location of the device
manager. Click on the locations to display the files. The driver should be indicated with “Konica Minolta”.
Under certain conditions, the driver name may not contain the company name. However, the driver will be
indicated by either a question mark or exclamation point.
5. Click on the driver to select it.
6. Windows 2000 and XP: click on the action button to display the drop-down menu. Select “uninstall.” A
confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove the driver from the system.
Windows 98 and Me: click the remove button. A confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove
the driver from the system.
7. Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camera. Restart the computer.
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PictBridge
Confirm the transfer-mode option in section 1 of the setup menu is
set to PTP. Connect the camera to a PictBridge compatible printer
using the camera’s USB cable. The larger plug on the cable is
connected to the printer. Open the terminal cover and insert the
smaller plug of the cable into the camera. Turn the camera on; the
PictBridge screen is displayed automatically.
Individual still images can be selected for printing on the PictBridge screen. Movie clips, RAW and
images with an embedded color profile (p. 68) cannot be selected. For other printing options, see the
menu navigation section on page 156.
Total number of prints
Number of copies
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the image to be printed.
Press the up key to select the number of copies
to be printed. Up to 20 copies can be printed. To
deselect an image for printing, press the down
key until the number of copies reaches zero.
:move
:select
:print
Repeat the previous steps until all the images to be printed are selected. Press the central
button of the controller to continue.
On the PictBridge screen, the digital-zoom lever can be used to switch between the single frame and
index playback formats, or to activate enlarged playback to examine image files.
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Data-transfer mode
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
7
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
The number of prints in the print run are displayed as well as the
print parameters selected with the menu. See the menu navigation
section for more information (p. 156). Press the central button of the
controller to begin printing, or press the menu button to return to the
PictBridge screen.
:start
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by pressing
the center of the controller. The printing-finished message
indicates the end of the operation; turn the camera off to end the
routine.
Printing finished.
OK
Notes on printing errors
If the battery is exhausted before the print run is complete, printing is canceled. Use a fully-charged
battery or the optional AC adapter.
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the procedure
recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major printer error occurs,
press the center of the controller to end the routine. Refer to the printer manual for the correct
procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer settings before starting again and deselect the
images that were printed.
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Navigating the PictBridge menu
Pressing the menu button (1) turns the menu on and off. The four-way keys of the controller (2) move
the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the controller enters a setting. The options that
can be changed vary with the printer.
Activate the menu with the menu button.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the
appropriate menu tab; the menu changes as the tabs are
highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options.
Highlight the option whose setting needs to be changed.
1
With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key;
the settings are displayed with the current setting highlighted.
If “Start” is displayed, press the center of the controller to
continue.
2
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the
highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting will
be displayed. To return to the PictBridge screen, press the menu button. Read the following sections
on information on the menu options.
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Data-transfer mode
Batch print
Index print
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Batch print
Batch print in section 1 selects all still images on the memory card for printing. Two options are
available:
All-frames - to print all images on the card. A screen opens so the number of copies of each image
can be specified.
Reset - to cancel changes made with the batch print option or with the print selection screen.
Index print
An index print of all still images on the memory card can be made. The quality and size of the print
can be specified with the camera menu. The number of images per page varies with the printer. The
print-setup confirmation screen is displayed before the print routine starts.
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Paper size
Paper size
Layout
Print quality
Data print
Paper size
Printer setup
L
Postcard
2L
A4
:sel.
Printer setup
The paper size of the print can be specified in section 2 of
the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup option uses the
size set with the printer.
Highlight the current size setting in the menu and press the
central button of the controller to open the paper-size
screen.
Use the four-way key of the controller to highlight the new
paper size. The options available depend on the printer.
The printer setup option uses the size set with the printer.
2” x 3” card
100mmx150mm
4” x 6”
8” x 10”
Letter
Press the central button of the controller to set the paper
size.
:enter
Printing Notes
The following are the dimensions for postcard, L, and 2L paper sizes in both
millimeters and inches for your reference:
Postcard
L
2L
100 X 148mm
89 X 127mm
127 X 178mm
3.9 X 5.9 in.
3.5 X 5.0 in.
5.0 X 7.0 in.
Layout
The layout of the print can be set. The printer-setup option uses the layout parameters of the printer.
Borderless printing can be specified with the camera as well as the number of images per page.
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Data-transfer mode
Print quality
The print quality can be set. The printer-setup option uses the quality set with the printer. The fine
quality can be specified with the camera.
Data print
Data can be printed with the image. The printer-setup option uses the options set with the printer. The
date of capture and the file name can be selected for printing. Data printing can also be disabled with
the menu.
DPOF print
DPOF print in section 3 allows still images and an index print
selected with the DPOF printing options in section 2 of the
playback menu to be printed from a DPOF compatible PictBridge
printer. Simply select the start option from the menu to begin the
routine.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
7
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
DPOF print
–
The number of prints in the print run are displayed; an index print is
counted as one. Press the central button of the controller to begin
printing, or press the menu button to return to the PictBridge menu.
:start
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by pressing
the center of the controller. The printing-finished message
indicates the end of the operation; press the center of the
controller and turn the camera off to end the routine.
Printing finished.
OK
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The section covers minor problems with basic camera operation. For major problems or damage to
the camera or charger, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact a Konica Minolta
service facility.
Problem
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery is dead.
Recharge battery (p. 18).
The AC adapter is not
connected properly.
Check that the adapter is connected to
the camera and a live electrical outlet
(p. 21).
The camera
automatically
shuts down
without auto
power save.
The camera is hot or it has been
left in a very hot environment.
Turn off the camera and allow it to
cool.
“0000” is
displayed on the
frame counter.
Memory card is full and unable
to store an image at the imagequality or image-size setting on
the camera.
Insert a new memory card (p. 22),
delete some images (p. 39), or change
the image-quality or image-size setting
(p. 86).
No-card warning
appears on the
monitors.
No memory card in the camera.
Insert a memory card (p. 22).
Nothing displayed
on the monitors.
The camera will
not work.
Shutter will not
release.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Subject is too close.
Make sure the subject is within the
autofocus range (0,5m - inf. / 1,6 ft inf.) or use the macro mode (p. 49).
A special situation is preventing
the autofocus system from
focusing (p. 33).
Use the focus-lock function to focus on
an object at the same distance as the
subject (p. 32) or use manual focus (p.
45).
Slow shutter speeds result in
blurred images when the
camera is hand-held.
Use Anti-shake or a tripod, change the
camera sensitivity to a higher setting (p.
66), or use the flash (p. 34).
Focus signal is
red.
Pictures are not
sharp.
Pictures are taken
indoors or in lowlight situations
without flash.
While using flash,
the pictures are
too dark.
The subject is beyond the flash range (p. 67).
Move closer to the subject or change
the camera sensitivity to a higher
setting (p. 66).
A shadow
appears on the
bottom of the
image.
Lens hood
mounted when
using flash.
Always remove the lens hood when
using the built-in flash.
The lens hood blocks the light
from the built-in flash.
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Problem
Shooting data is
displayed, but
live image is
entirely black or
white.
Symptom
Camera set to
manualexposure mode
(M).
Inaccurate
exposures with
very bright or
dark scenes.
Metering-mode
indicator is red.
Occasionally the
camera will not
turn off
immediately.
The sandglass
indicator appears
on the blank LCD
monitor.
Cause
Solution
Shutter speed and
aperture combination is
extremely under or
overexposing the live image.
Change the shutter speed or aperture
value until an image appears on the
monitor (p. 56).
Subject or scene is outside the
metering range of the camera.
Change the camera sensitivity (p. 66)
or the light levels.
The CCD is being calibrated. This procedure lasts several seconds. Do
not remove the battery during this time. This is not a defect and the
camera will turn off automatically.
If the camera does not function normally, turn it off, remove and reinsert the battery, or unplug and
reconnect the AC adapter. Always turn the camera off using the main switch otherwise the memory
card may be damaged and camera settings reset.
The camera temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care should be taken to avoid burns
when handling the camera, batteries, or memory card.
When using filters
Polarizing filters and close-up lenses may cause vignetting at the wide-angle range of the lens (below
the 50mm mark on the zooming ring). With very powerful close-up lenses, such as a +3 or Minolta No.
2, vignetting may be noticeable below 100mm. Most step-up rings will cause vignetting. The Minolta
Step-up Adapter 49mm to 62mm can be used.
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Troubleshooting
About the lithium-ion battery charger cord
The AC cord is designed for the current of the sales region. Only use the cord in the region it was
purchased.
Region
Continental Europe, Korea, Singapore (220-240V)
Great Britain, Hong Kong (220V-240V)
United States, Canada, Taiwan, Japan (100V-120V)
China (220V-240V)
Australia, New Zealand (220-240V)
Product code
APC-150
APC-160
APC-170
APC-151
APC-230
About PC fLash adapter PCT-100
The PCT-100 allows a studio or location flash system to be connected to the camera with a standard
PC cord. The update CD-ROM supplied with the adapter should NOT be used with the DiMAGE A200.
The use of custom white balance is recommended with off camera flash systems (p. 62). Auto white
balance is not recommended.
If the monitor image is dark, change the manual-exposure option under monitor amplification to
display priority in section 3 of the recording menu (p. 101).
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WIDE-ANGLE CONVERTER ACW-100
TELEPHOTO CONVERTER ACT-100
CLOSEUP LENS CL49-200
The Wide-angle Converter ACW-100 reduces the focal length of the camera lens by 0.8X, whilte the
Telephoto Converter ACT-100 increases the focal length by 1.5X. The update CD-ROMs supplied with
the ACW-100 and ACT-100 should NOT be used with the DiMAGE A200.
The Closeup Lens CL49-200 reduces the minimum focus distance of the lens to approximately 8cm
(3.1 in.).
For more details on the accessories above and listed in this manual, contact your local Konica
Minolta dealer.
This manual contains information on products and accessories available at the time of printing. To
obtain compatibility information on products not contained in this manual, contact a Konica Minolta
service facility.
CARE AND STORAGE
Read this section in its entirety to get the best results from your camera. With proper care, your
camera will provide years of service.
Camera care
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Turn off the camera when transporting.
• This camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof. Inserting or removing batteries or the memory card, or
operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.
• When at the beach or near water, take care not to expose the camera to water or sand. Water, sand, dust,
or salt can damage the camera.
• Do not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens directly at the sun; the CCD may be
damaged.
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Converters, Closeup lens, Care and storage
Cleaning
• If the camera or the outside of the lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth. If the camera or
lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles. Wiping may scratch the surface.
• To clean the lens surface, first blow away any dust or sand, then gently wipe the lens with a cloth or tissue
designed for optics. Use lens-cleaning fluid if necessary.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
Storage
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For long periods of disuse, store
the camera in an airtight container with a silica-gel drying agent.
• Remove the batteries and memory card from the camera when not in use for extended periods.
• Do not store the camera in an area with naphthalene or mothballs.
• During long periods of storage, operate the camera occasionally. When taking the camera out of storage,
check that the camera is functioning properly before using.
Operating temperatures and conditions
• This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Never leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car parked in the sun, or to
extreme humidity.
• When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic bag to prevent
condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room temperature before removing it from the
bag.
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Memory card care and handling
Memory Cards are manufactured with precision electronic components. The following may cause data
loss or damage:
•
•
•
•
•
Improper use of the card.
Bending, dropping, or subjecting the card to impact.
Heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
Static electrical discharge or electromagnetic fields near the card.
Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or a computer is accessing the card
(reading, writing, formatting, etc.).
• Touching the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or metal objects.
• Using the card beyond its life. Purchasing a new card periodically may be necessary.
• When using a Microdrive, do not subject the camera to vibrations.
Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any loss or damage to data. It is recommended that a copy
of the card data be made.
Batteries
• Battery performance decreases with temperature. In cold environments, we recommend keeping spare
batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat. Batteries can recover their power when they warm
up.
• Do not store the battery when it is fully charged.
• When storing the battery for extended periods, recharge it for five minutes every six months. The battery
may not be able to be charged if completely exhausted.
• A special built-in battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the camera battery is exhausted
or removed. If the camera resets each time the battery is replaced, the built-in battery is exhausted. It must
be replaced at a Konica Minolta service facility.
• Keep battery and camera charger contacts clean. Dirty contacts can prevent charging. If the contacts
become dirty, wipe them with a cotton swab.
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Care and storage
LCD monitor care
• The LCD monitor and EVF are manufactured using high-precision technology and more than 99.99% of
the pixels operate properly. Less than 0.01% of the monitor pixels are displayed as color or bright points;
this is not monitor defect and does not affect the recorded image.
• Do not apply pressure to the surface of the LCD monitor; it may be permanently damaged.
• In a cold environment, the LCD monitor may become temporarily dark. When the camera warms up, the
display will function normally.
• If fingerprints are on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
Copyright
• TV program, films, video tapes, photographs, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording or duplication of such material may be contrary to copyright laws. Taking pictures or images of
performances, exhibitions, etc. is prohibited without approval and can infringe on copyright. Images
protected by copyright can only be used under the provisions within the copyright laws.
Before important events or journeys
• Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries.
• Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment malfunction.
Questions and service
• If you have questions about your camera or charger, contact your local camera dealer or write to the
Konica Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera or charger for repair, please contact a Konica Minolta Service Facility.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Number of effective pixels:
CCD:
Camera sensitivity (ISO):
Aspect ratio:
Lens construction:
Maximum aperture:
Focal length:
Focusing range (from the CCD):
Filter diameter:
Autofocus system:
Shutter:
Built-in flash recycling time:
Viewfinder LCD:
Monitor LCD:
Field of view:
A/D conversion:
Recording media:
File formats:
PRINT Image Matching III:
Menu languages:
AV output:
Battery:
External power source:
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Technical specifications
8.0 million
2/3 inch interlaced primary-color CCD
Total pixels: 8.3 million
Auto and 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 ISO equivalents
4:3
16 elements in 13 groups
f/2.8 - f/3.5
7.2 - 50.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 28 - 200mm)
0.5 m to infinity (1.6 ft - infinity)
Macro focus range
At wide-angle position: 30 - 60 cm (11.8 - 23.6 in)
At telephoto position: 25 - 60 cm (9.8 - 23.6 in)
49 mm
Video AF
CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
5s (approx.)
0.44 inch color-filter QVGA full-color display
1.8 inch TFT color
100% (approx.)
12 bit
Type I and II CompactFlash cards, Microdrives. SD (Secure
Digital) Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards with the
optional CompactFlash Adapter SD-CF1.
JPEG, Motion JPEG (mov) with monaural audio, and RAW.
DCF 2.0, DPOF, and Exif 2.21 compliant.
Yes
English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese,
Italian, Swedish, and Japanese
NTSC and PAL
One NP-800 lithium-ion battery
6V DC (with specified AC adapter AC-11)
External High-Power Battery Pack Kit EBP-100
Battery performance (recording):
Battery performance (playback):
Dimensions:
Weight:
Operating temperature:
Operating humidity:
Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-900
Input voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Lithium-ion Battery NP-800
Voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Wireless Remote Control RC-D1
Type:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Approx. number of recorded images: 260 frames.
Conforming to the CIPA standard test method with an NP800 lithium-ion battery.
Approx. continuous playback time:330 min. Based on the
Konica Minolta standard test method with an NP- 800
lithium-ion battery and the LCD monitor on.
114 (W) X 80 (H) X 115 (D) mm
4.49 (W) X 3.15 (H) X 4.53 (D) in
Approximately 505g (17.8 oz)
(without batteries or recording media)
0° - 40°C (32° - 104°F)
5 - 85% (noncondensing)
AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
72g (2.5 oz.)
72 X 28 X 23 mm
2.83 X 1.1 X 0.91 in
The charger unit meets the UL standard as being movable.
7.4V, 800mAh
43g (1.5 oz.)
68 X 73 X 28 mm
2.68 X 2.87 X 1.10 in
Infrared remote control
9 g (0.3 oz.) without battery
35.0(W) X 56.5(H) X 6.5(D) mm
1.38(W) X 2.22(H) X 0.26(D) in
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
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The following marks may be found on the product:
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the EU
(European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE stands
for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration on Conformity
Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc.
Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Digital Camera: DiMAGE A200
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or
modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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FILTER EXAMPLES
Filter levels
with color images
+1
+2
+3
+4
+5
–1
–2
–3
–4
–5
±0
Filter settings with black and white
images.
For more on Filter effects,
see page 73.
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© 2004 Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. under the Berne Convention
and the Universal Copyright Convention.
9222-2747-11 P-A409/10-2004/109678
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