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DXG-110
User’s Manual
DXG USA
Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced digital camera. Be
sure to read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
About this manual
Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this manual
are correct and up to date. However, no guarantee is made regarding
the accuracy of the contents. If the contents of this manual do not tally
with the camera, please take the camera as a criterion. We reserve the
right to change the contents of this manual and specifications of the
product without prior notice.
If the accessories do not tally with the actual package, please take the
actual package as a criterion.
Copyright
© Copyright 2007.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into
any language or computer language, in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or otherwise, without
the prior written permission of the manufacturer.
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Precautions
General precautions
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Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy
areas, as its components may be damaged.
Do not store the product in a hot environment. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices,
damage batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.
Do not store the product in cold areas. When the product
warms up to its normal temperature, moisture can form
inside; this may damage the electronic circuits.
Do not attempt to open the casing or attempt your own
repairs. High-voltage internal components create the risk
of electric shock when exposed.
Do not drop or knock the product. Rough handling may
damage the internal components.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong
detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a
slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not fire the flash while it is too close to the subject's
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if
it is fired too close to the eyes. When using the flash, the
camera should be at least one meter from the eyes of the
subject.
Do not open battery cover while an image is being
recorded. Doing so will not only make storage of the
current image impossible, it can also corrupt other image
data already stored in file.
If the product or any of its accessories are not working
properly, take them to your nearest qualified service
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center. The personnel there will assist you and if necessary,
arrange for the product to be repaired.
Test for proper operation before using the camera.
Before using the camera to record images, make sure you
first record a number of test images and check the results
to ensure that the camera is configured correctly and
operating properly
Operation conditions
This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging for
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas:
- in areas subject to direct sunlight
- in areas subject to high humidity or dust
- near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
- inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
- in areas subject to strong vibration
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Table of contents
Preface .................................................................... I
About this manual...................................................... I
Copyright .................................................................... I
Precautions............................................................... II
1.
Introducing the camera................................. 6
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
1.4.
1.4.1.
1.4.2.
1.4.3.
1.4.4.
2.
Front view ..............................................................8
Top view.................................................................9
Back view................................................................9
Right view ............................................................10
Getting started ............................................. 11
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
2.5.1.
2.5.2.
2
System requirements .....................................6
Features.........................................................6
Unpacking .....................................................7
About the camera ..........................................8
Inserting an SD card...................................11
Inserting the batteries .................................12
Turning on for the first time .......................13
Changing modes..........................................13
Before you start ...........................................14
Setting the date and time....................................14
Setting the language............................................15
2.6.
2.6.1.
2.6.2.
2.7.
2.7.1.
2.7.2.
2.8.
2.8.1.
2.8.2.
2.9.
2.10.
2.11.
3.
Taking/viewing pictures ..............................16
Taking a still picture ...........................................16
Viewing pictures..................................................16
Shooting/ Playing videos.............................17
Shooting a video clip...........................................17
Playing back video clips .....................................17
Voice recording............................................18
Taking a voice recording ....................................18
Playing back voice files.......................................18
Using the Playback Button .........................19
Connecting to a computer...........................19
Connecting to a TV .....................................20
Using the camera .........................................21
3.1.
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2.
3.2.1.
3.2.2.
3.2.3.
3.2.4.
3.2.5.
3.2.6.
3.2.7.
3.3.
3.3.1.
Using the camera buttons ...........................21
Back View.............................................................21
Top View ..............................................................21
Photo mode..................................................24
Photo mode icons ................................................24
Scene selection .....................................................26
Capture mode and self-timer function .............27
Setting the flash ...................................................27
Using the macro function ...................................28
Using the zoom function ....................................28
Using the custom WB function..........................29
Video mode ..................................................30
Video mode icons ................................................30
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3.4.
REC mode....................................................31
3.4.1.
3.5.
REC mode icons...................................................31
Playback mode ............................................32
3.5.1.
3.5.2.
3.5.3.
3.6.
Displaying file information................................32
Playback mode icons...........................................33
Thumbnail mode .................................................34
USB mode....................................................35
3.6.1.
4.
Storage device mode ...........................................35
Using the menus...........................................36
4.1.
Picture menu ...............................................36
4.1.1.
4.1.2.
4.1.3.
4.1.4.
4.1.5.
4.1.6.
4.1.7.
4.1.8.
4.1.9.
4.1.10.
4.2.
4.2.1.
4.2.2.
4.3.
4.3.1.
4.3.2.
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Scene .....................................................................36
Size ........................................................................37
Date stamp ...........................................................37
Quality ..................................................................38
Color......................................................................38
White balance.......................................................39
Focus selection .....................................................40
Metering ...............................................................41
Exposure adjustment (EV) .................................42
ISO.........................................................................43
Video menu..................................................44
Video Size.............................................................44
Video Quality.......................................................45
Playback menu ............................................46
Delete all ...............................................................46
Protect ...................................................................47
4.3.3.
4.3.4.
4.3.5.
4.3.6.
4.4.
Slide show ............................................................48
DYNA. fill light....................................................49
DPOF.....................................................................50
Copy to card.........................................................51
Setup menu..................................................52
4.4.1.
4.4.2.
4.4.3.
4.4.4.
4.4.5.
4.4.6.
4.4.7.
4.4.8.
4.4.9.
4.4.10.
5.
Date/time .............................................................52
Set date type.........................................................52
Number reset .......................................................52
Beep.......................................................................53
Language ..............................................................54
Power saving........................................................54
Default ..................................................................54
Format...................................................................55
USB Mode.............................................................56
TV ..........................................................................57
Installing the software.................................58
5.1.
5.2.
NewSoft VideoWorks...................................58
NewSoft Mr. Photo......................................59
Appendix .............................................................. 60
Specifications ...........................................................60
Troubleshooting .......................................................62
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1. Introducing the camera
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
camera. This chapter also covers system requirements, package
contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1.
System requirements
The camera requires a host PC with the following specifications:
Windows® Vista, XP, 2000, ME operating system
Intel® Pentium III 500 MHz CPU or higher
At least 256 MB of RAM or higher
Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
4x speed CD-ROM drive or higher
At least 200 MB of available disk space
Note:
A USB 1.1 port will enable you to transfer files to and from
your host PC, but transfer speeds will be much faster with a USB 2.0
port.
1.2.
Features
The camera is packed full of features and functions including:
Digital still camera (10 Megapixels)
Digital camcorder
Mass storage device
Voice recorder
3X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom
Card reader
Face detection
AF tracking
Direct print function
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1.3.
Unpacking
The following items should be present in the camera package. If any
item is missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
Digital camera
Wrist strap
Pouch
AA batteries x 2
CD-ROM
(Driver and application
software)
USB/AV cable
User manual
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1.4.
About the camera
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of the camera.
1.4.1. Front view
Flash
AF lamp
Lens
Microphone
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1.4.2. Top view
Power
button
Speaker
Shutter
button
1.4.3. Back view
Power LED
Busy LED
(Red)
(Green)
Zoom out/
Zoom in button
Mode button
Joystick
Playback button
Delete button
LCD screen
Menu button
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1.4.4. Right view
USB/AV port
1.4.4. Bottom view
Tripod Mount
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2. Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the camera. This section
covers only basic functions such as inserting the battery and memory
cards, turning it on, and making preliminary settings. See later
chapters for advanced functions.
2.1.
Inserting an SD card
An SD card can be installed in the camera to provide additional
storage space for still images, video clips, or other files.
1.
Open the battery cover.
2.
Insert the SD card as shown. Make sure the gold contacts are
facing down as shown.
3.
Close the battery cover.
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2.2.
Inserting the batteries
The camera is powered by two alkaline AA batteries.
Note:
Install the batteries exactly as described here. Ensure that the
polarity of the batteries is correct. Installing the batteries incorrectly
could cause damage to the camera and possibly start a fire.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries as shown
3. Close the battery cover.
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2.3.
Turning on for the first time
Press and hold the power button about two seconds to turn on/off the
camera.
Power button
2.4.
Changing modes
The camera can operate in four modes, Auto mode, Program mode,
to
Video mode, and Record mode. Press the Mode button
switch between modes.
Mode button
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2.5.
Before you start
Before using the camera, some basic settings need to be configured and
are described in the following sections.
2.5.1. Setting the date and time
1.
Turn on the camera, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to highlight the Date/Time option.
3.
Use the joystick to highlight each field, and adjust the value. After
the changes are done, and press the center joystick to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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2.5.2. Setting the language
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to highlight the language option.
3.
Use the joystick to change between languages.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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2.6.
Taking/viewing pictures
2.6.1. Taking a still picture
1.
Turn on the camera and make sure it is in Photo mode, indicated
by the camera icon on the top left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the picture.
3.
Press the shutter button to capture the picture.
The picture will automatically be saved with a unique file name.
2.6.2. Viewing pictures
1.
Press the Playback
button, the most recent file will be
shown on the LCD screen. If you are using the Playback button to
turn on the camera, press and hold for at least one second.
2.
To display the previous image, move the joystick left.
3.
To display the next image, move the joystick right.
4.
Use the Zoom out/Zoom in buttons to enlarge/reduce the image.
5.
Press the Mode button
to return to Photo mode, or press
the Power button to turn off the camera once you have finished
viewing images.
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2.7.
Shooting/ Playing videos
2.7.1. Shooting a video clip
1.
Turn on the camera and make sure it is in Video mode, indicated
by a video camera icon on the top left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the video.
3.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
4.
Press the shutter button again to stop.
The video clip will automatically be saved with a unique file name.
2.7.2. Playing back video clips
1.
Press the Playback
button, the most recent file will be
shown on the LCD screen. If you are using the Playback button to
turn on the camera, press and hold for at least one second.
2.
To display the previous video clip, move the joystick left.
3.
To display the next video clip, move the joystick right.
4.
Press the joystick to playback the video clip.
5.
When reviewing the video clip, use the joystick up/down to
adjust the volume.
6.
Press the joystick again to stop.
7.
Press the Mode button
to return to Video mode, or press
the Power button to turn off the camera once you have finished
playing back video clips.
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2.8.
Voice recording
2.8.1. Taking a voice recording
1.
Turn on the camera and make sure it is in REC mode.
2.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
3.
Press the shutter button again to stop.
The voice file will automatically be saved with a unique file name.
2.8.2. Playing back voice files
1.
Press the Playback
button, the most recent file will be
shown on the LCD screen. If you are using the Playback button to
turn on the camera, press and hold for at least one second.
2.
To display the previous voice file, move the joystick left.
3.
To display the next voice file, move the joystick right.
4.
Press the joystick to playback the voice file.
5.
When reviewing a voice file, use the joystick up/down to adjust
the volume.
6.
Press the joystick again to stop.
7.
Press the Mode button
to return to REC mode, or press the
Power button to turn off the camera once you have finished
playing back voice files.
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2.9.
Using the Playback Button
You can also use the Playback
go directly into Playback mode.
button to turn on the camera and
1.
Press and hold the Playback
button for at least one
second. The last image, video clip, or voice clip is displayed.
2.
To display the previous image, video clip, or voice clip, move
the joystick left.
3.
To display the next image, video clip, or voice clip, move the
joystick right.
4.
Once you have finished viewing your images, playing back
video clips, and voice clips, press the Power button to turn off
the camera.
2.10. Connecting to a computer
Read this section to learn how to transfer files to a PC.
Connect the camera to a computer with the USB cable provided.
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2.11. Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a TV as shown with the AV cable provided.
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3. Using the camera
Read this section to learn how to use the camera.
3.1.
Using the camera buttons
All buttons are located on the top and the back of the camera.
3.1.1
Back View
Power LED
Busy LED
(Red)
Zoom out/
Zoom in button
(Green)
Mode button
Joystick
Playback button
Delete button
LCD screen
3.1.2
Menu button
Top View
Speaker
Power
button
Shutter
button
Zoom out/
Zoom in
button
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See the table below for a description of each button’s function.
Button
Function
Name
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
Zoom out
Zoom in


Press to switch between Photo
mode (auto), Photo mode
(program), Video mode, and REC
mode.

Press to playback images, video
clips, or recorded voice files.
When the camera is off, press and
hold for at least one second to turn
on the camera and enter Playback
mode.
Mode
Playback

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Joystick

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Press to zoom out/in while taking
pictures or shooting video clips.
Press to enlarge/ reduce images
while reviewing still images.
While in Playback mode, press the
Zoom out button to view
thumbnails of all files stored in
memory.
Use to navigate OSD menus.
In Photo mode, move right to use
self-timer/continuous shooting
function, move left to change flash
mode, move up to adjust the EV
value, and move down to use
macro function or face detection
function.
In Video mode, move down to use
macro function

Delete
Menu
Enter


Press to display main OSD menu.

In Photo mode or Video mode,
press to display OSD.
In Playback mode, press to display
image information or play/ stop a
video.


Shutter
Power
In Photo mode (program), press to
turn custom WB function on/ off.
Press to display the delete option
when in Playback mode.


Press to capture a picture in Photo
mode.
Press to start/stop the video/voice
recording in Video/ REC mode.
Press to turn power on/off.
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3.2.
Photo mode
Use Photo mode to capture still pictures and store them in internal
memory or on an SD card. There are two Photo modes: Auto mode
and Program mode
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3.2.1. Photo mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the photo mode
icons and symbols.
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1
7
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5
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2
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
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1
Displays the number of available shots while using current
settings.
2
Optical/Digital zoom ratio status
3
Focus zone.
The camera focuses on this area inside this frame.
4
Battery status indication
Storage directory indicator
5
: Internal memory space
: SD card memory space
Macro function indicator
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This function is on when showing the
icon.
The icon will not be shown when this function is off.
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Flash mode indicator
Capture mode indicator
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: Single shot
: Continuous shot
: Self-timer function (10 seconds)
Photo mode icon
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: Auto
: Program (manual)
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Scene choice:
Select scene setting according to different capturing
situations.
This selection is enabled only in program mode.
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Resolution. The higher the resolution is, the bigger photo
size will be.
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Color.
: This icon will be in color if the camera is set to
take color pictures.
Black/White: Taking black/white pictures.
Sepia tones: Taking sepia pictures.
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ISO indicator
which indicates ISO setting: Auto, 100,
200, 400, 800, and 1600.
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White balance
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3.2.2. Scene selection
Icon
Name
Description
Manual
See Section 4.1.1 “Scene”.
Portrait
For capturing close subjects in good light
conditions.
Landscape
For capturing distant subjects in good
light conditions.
For capturing moving objects. In this
Sports/Action
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mode, press
to turn on/ off the AF
tracking option. An icon
when AF tracking is on.
is shown
Night portrait
For capturing close subjects in dark
environments.
Night landscape
For capturing distant subjects in low light
conditions.
Sunset
For capturing sunsets or when shooting
towards the light
Backlight
For capturing images with strong
backlight.
Fireworks
For capturing pictures of bright subjects in
dark environments. Ideal for fireworks.
Beach
For capturing images in bright sunlight
with large reflective surfaces.
Party
For capturing action in low light
conditions with partly on-site bright light.
Text
For capturing close subjects of high details
in good light conditions.
3.2.3. Capture mode and self-timer function
Single shot:
Only one picture will be taken.
Continuous shot:
Three pictures will be taken in short succession
when the shutter button is pressed.
Self-timer:
This function lets you capture an image of yourself
by adding a time delay between when the shutter
button is pressed and when the picture is taken.
Note: Continuous shot is not available when the camera is set to 12M
(12 megapixels).
3.2.4. Setting the flash
While in Photo mode, move the joystick left to switch between flash
modes.
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
Flash is turned off.
Flash fires automatically when needed and flashes
once before the picture is taken to reduce the red-eye
effect.
Forced flash, flash is always on.
Slow sync flash.
A flash mode designed for low light conditions with
long shutter speed.
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3.2.5. Using the macro function
This function can capture subjects very close to the lens. In macro mode,
subjects can be as close as 5 cm.
While in photo mode, move the joystick downward to activate macro
function, and an
icon will appear on the LCD screen.
Move the joystick downwards again to cancel the macro function.
3.2.6. Using the zoom function
The camera is equipped with 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. The
zoom function will work in Photo mode and Video mode (before
recording begins).
Press the Zoom in button to get closer to a subject.
Press the Zoom out button to move away from a subject.
The ratio status bar on the right of the screen indicates the zoom status.
Zoom Status
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3.2.7. Using the custom WB function
Use this function to define your own white balance reference. In Photo
mode, focus an area that should be white or neutral gray, then press
to turn custom WB function on. The camera will use the WB
reference for taking a picture.
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3.3.
Video mode
Use Video mode to capture video clips and store them in internal
memory or on an SD card.
3.3.1. Video mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize with the Video mode icons
and symbols.
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6
1
5
4
2
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Zoom ratio status bar
2
Timer
3
Record/stop icons
4
Battery status indicator
5
Storage directory indicator.
: Internal memory space
: SD card memory space
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6
Video mode icon
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Focus zone.
The camera focuses on this area inside this frame.
3.4.
REC mode
Use REC mode to record a voice file and store them in internal
memory or on an SD card.
3.4.1. REC mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the REC mode
icons and symbols.
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4
3
1
2
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Timer
2
REC start/stop icon
3
Battery status indication
Storage directory indicator.
4
: Internal memory space
: SD card memory space
5
REC mode icon
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3.5.
Playback mode
Use Playback mode to review all the files stored in the camera.
You can also turn on the camera using the Playback button. Press and
hold the Playback button for at least one second, and the most recently
captured image is displayed.
When you have finished viewing images, press the Power button to
turn off the camera.
3.5.1. Displaying file information
Basic information is displayed by default on each image when viewed
in Playback mode. Press the Joystick button to switch this information
on or off.
1.
Turn on the camera and make sure it is in Playback mode.
2.
The most recent file will be shown on the LCD screen with basic
information such as file type, storage directory, battery, etc.
3.
Press the Joystick button for the first time to show detailed file
information when captured.
4.
Press the Joystick button for the second time to remove all the
information on the screen and show only the picture.
5.
Press the Joystick button for the third time to restore basic
information.
Note: Video files only show basic information.
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3.5.2. Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Playback
mode icons and symbols.
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1
7
6
5
4
2
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays
the number of current shot and total number of
pictures/video clips/voice files.
2
Counter shows the total time of current video.
Shows only for a video clip/voice file.
3
Play/stop icon.
Shows only for a video clip/voice file.
4
Battery status indication
Storage directory indicator.
5
6
7
8
: Internal memory space
: SD card memory space
Lock indicator
Shows current file type.
: Video clips
: Still images
: Voice files.
Playback mode icon
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3.5.3. Thumbnail mode
When in Playback mode, press the Zoom out button to show image
thumbnails.
1.
Turn on the camera and make sure it is in Playback mode.
2.
The most recent image will show on the screen. Press the Zoom
out button for the first time to view four thumbnails on LCD
screen, and press the button for the second time to view nine
thumbnails on the LCD screen.
3.
Move the joystick to highlight an image, press the joystick to view
the image full screen size.
4.
Press the Zoom out button again to return thumbnail mode.
Note: Voice files fill only show the icon in thumbnail mode.
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3.6.
USB mode
Before connecting to a PC, refer to Section 5 “Installing the software”.
The camera can be set as a USB mass storage device when connected to
a PC via the USB cable.
3.6.1. Storage device mode
When used as a USB mass storage device, the camera displays as a
removable drive in Windows Explorer. The removable drive directly
accesses the SD card only. If the SD card is not present, the camera
internal memory is made available. Drag and drop files to and from
the device like any other drive.
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4. Using the menus
Read this section to learn how to configure the camera and use the
advanced features.
4.1.
Picture menu
There are two photo modes: auto mode and program mode. Only the
following options are available in auto mode: size, quality, color and
date stamp.
In Photo mode, press the MENU button to show the menu.
4.1.1. Scene
The scene option can be set to manual
, where WB (white balance),
focus selection, metering, EV, and ISO can be set manually.
There are also other preset scene options and all these variables are
preset. When a preset scene option is chosen, focus, white balance, EV,
ISO, and metering cannot be altered.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Scene option.
3.
Use the joystick to select a scene setting.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: The Scene option is enabled only when photo mode is set to
program (manual).
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4.1.2. Size
Use this option to set the size of the captured image. Bigger images
contain more detail and therefore use more memory space.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Size option.
3.
Use the joystick to select 12M, 10M, 5M, 2M or VGA.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.1.3. Date stamp
Use this option to turn on/off the date stamp when the photo is
captured.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Date stamp option. Press the joystick to confirm.
3.
Use the joystick to select whether the date stamp shows on the
captured image.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.1.4. Quality
Use this option to set the quality of the captured image. Better quality
contains more details and therefore uses more memory space.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Quality option.
3.
Use the joystick to select from Fine, Normal, or Basic.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.1.5. Color
The camera can capture standard color images, black and white images,
or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Color option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Color, Black and White, or Sepia.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.1.6. White balance
Use this option to correct color difference due to lighting conditions.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to the
second page to highlight the WB option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, or
Fluorescent.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note:
You can define your white balance reference by using the
custom WB function. See Section 3.2.7 “Using the custom WB function”
for detailed information. Only available in Program Mode.
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4.1.7. Focus selection
Use this option to determine where the camera focuses.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to the
second page to highlight the Focus Selection option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Center
Top
or Bottom
.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
, Left
, Right
,
Note: The Focus Selection option is enabled only when photo mode is
set to program (manual).
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4.1.8. Metering
Use this option to determine how the camera light metering is used to
calculate the exposure of the picture.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to the
second page to highlight the Metering option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Matrix
Spot metering
4.
, Center Weighted
, or
.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: The Metering option is enabled only when photo mode is set to
program (manual).
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4.1.9. Exposure adjustment (EV)
Use this setting to change the exposure for the pictures. Usually, this
value would be set to zero. Increase the value to light up a subject with
strong back lighting, or decrease the value if taking a picture of
something very bright.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to the
second page to highlight the EV option.
3.
Use the joystick to adjust EV value. The range is from –2.0 to +2.0.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: In Photo mode (auto), you can move the joystick up to adjust the
EV value.
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4.1.10. ISO
This option is equivalent to the film speed setting on film cameras. In
brighter conditions, a low ISO film is needed, correspondingly, in
darker conditions, a high ISO film is needed.
1. Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2. Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to the
second page to highlight the ISO option.
3. Use the joystick to select Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: The ISO option is enabled only when photo mode is set to
program (manual).
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4.2.
Video menu
When in Video mode, press the MENU button to show video menu.
4.2.1. Video Size
Use this option to select the video size setting. Larger video size
contains more details and therefore uses more memory space.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Video mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick downward to
highlight the Size option.
3.
Use the joystick to select VGA (640 x 480), or QVGA (320 x 240).
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4.2.2. Video Quality
There are three different levels for video quality setting. Higher quality
video needs more memory storage space.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Video mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick downward to
highlight the Quality option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Fine, Normal, or Basic.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.
Playback menu
Use the playback menu to manage the files stored in the internal
memory or on SD card.
4.3.1. Delete all
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Playback mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick downward to
highlight the Delete all option.
3.
Press the joystick to confirm and select No or Yes. Press the
joystick to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: Once deleted, files cannot be recovered. Make sure the files are
transferred to PC via USB cable or saved to other storage device.
Files that have been protected will not be deleted. See Section 4.3.2
“Protect” for detailed information.
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4.3.2. Protect
Use this function to protect files from accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Playback mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick down to highlight
the Protect option.
3.
Use the joystick to select Protect One
Protect All
confirm.
4.
, or Unprotect All
, Unprotect One
,
. Press the joystick to
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
Note: Files that have been protected cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, you must unprotect it first.
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4.3.3. Slide show
The camera includes a slide show function, which displays each image
in turn with a regular interval between pictures.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure that it is in Playback mode.
2.
The most recent picture is displayed on the screen.
3.
Press the MENU button, and move the joystick down to highlight
the slide show option.
4.
Use the joystick to select 1 second, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, or 10
seconds interval.
5.
Press the joystick to confirm and start the slide show. The images
stored in memory will be displayed one after another.
6.
Press the joystick to pause the slide show.
7.
Press the MENU button to stop the slide show.
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4.3.4. DYNA. fill light
Use the DYNA. fill light function to adjust the image quality by
brightening up an underexposed captured image, or enhance the
contrast of an overexposed captured image.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure that it is in Playback mode.
2.
Press the MENU button, and move the joystick down to highlight
the DYNA. fill light option.
3.
Press the joystick to confirm and select No or Yes. Press the
joystick to confirm. When Yes is selected, the adjusted image is
saved as a new file.
Note:
This option is not supported for images of 12M.
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4.3.5. DPOF
Use the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) function to tag pictures
stored in the memory card with print information. Tag all pictures to
be printed or just the current picture.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure that it is in Playback mode.
2.
Press the MENU button, and move the joystick down to highlight
the DPOF option.
3.
Use the joystick to select from one or all, and press the joystick to
confirm.
4.
Use the joystick to select whether the date/time information
shows on the printed page, and press it to confirm.
5.
Use the joystick to set the number of copies, and press it to
confirm.
6.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.6. Copy to card
Use this function to copy the files saved in internal memory to an SD
card.
1.
Turn the camera on and ensure it is in Playback mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and move the joystick downward to
highlight the Copy to card option.
3.
Press the joystick to confirm, and start the processing.
4.
After the process is complete, it will return to the playback menu
automatically.
Note:
The Copy to card function will not erase the original files; it
only makes copies for all files onto an SD card.
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4.4.
Setup menu
The setup menu can be accessed from any camera mode and is used to
configure the miscellaneous camera functions.
4.4.1. Date/time
See Section 2.5.1 “Setting the date and time”.
4.4.2. Set date type
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to highlight the Date type option.
3.
Use the joystick to select the desired date type, and press it to
confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.4.3. Number reset
Use this function to reset the file name numbers to zero.
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to highlight the Number reset option.
3.
Press the joystick to confirm. When camera captures new images
or videos, the file name number counter will start over.
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4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.4.4. Beep
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to highlight the Beep option.
3.
Use the joystick to select the desired setting, and press it to
confirm.
: Turns all sounds off.
: Sounds appear only when turn on/off the camera.
: Sounds appear only when a button is pressed.
: Turns all sounds on.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.4.5. Language
Please refer to the 2.5.2 “Setting the language” section.
4.4.6. Power saving
Use this function to switch the camera off automatically after a period
of inactivity for saving power.
1. Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2. Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to the second page and highlight the Power saving option.
3. Use the joystick to select 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or Off.
4.
Press the MENU again to exit the menu.
4.4.7. Default
Use this option to reset all settings to the default factory settings.
1. Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2. Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to the second page to highlight the Default option, and
press it to confirm.
3. Use the joystick select No or Yes, and press it to confirm.
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4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.4.8. Format
Use this function to format the current storage media. This format
action will delete everything on the media.
1. Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2. Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to the second page to highlight the Format option, and
press it to confirm.
3.
4.
5.
Use the joystick select No or Yes, and press it to confirm.
Select No, it will return to the present operation mode. Press the
MENU button again to exit the menu.
Select Yes, the formatting starts and returns to the present
operation mode after the process is complete.
Note:
When you format memory, all data is erased. Make sure your
files are saved on a PC before formatting.
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4.4.9. USB Mode
Use USB mode to connect the camera to a PC or printer with USB
cable.
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to the second page to highlight the USB Mode option.
3.
Use the joystick to select a PC or a Printer, and press it to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Using DPS feature
To use this function, connect the camera to a printer with the USB cable
provided.
1.
Use the joystick to select a Printer, and press it to confirm.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to set quantity, and move left and
right to select the image you want print out.
3.
Press the MENU button to display the DPS menu screen.
4.
Move the joystick up or down to highlight the Size, Quality, and
Date/Time option. Press the joystick to confirm.
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4.4.10. TV
Use the TV option to set the TV system for the area.
1.
Turn the camera on, and press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
2.
Move the joystick right to show the setup menu and move it
down to the second page to highlight the TV option.
3.
Use the joystick to select PAL or NTSC, and press it to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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5. Installing the software
Read this section to learn how to install the NewSoft software for the
camera.
5.1.
NewSoft VideoWorks
NewSoft VideoWorks is an advanced software application for editing
video.
To install NewSoft VideoWorks:
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use Windows
Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install
button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process and
follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about NewSoft VideoWorks can be found in the
help files when the application is started.
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5.2.
NewSoft Mr. Photo
NewSoft Mr. Photo is an advanced photo editing software application.
To install NewSoft Mr. Photo:
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use Windows
Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install
button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process and
follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about NewSoft Mr. Photo can be found in the help
files when the application is started.
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Appendix
Specifications
General
Imaging sensor
1/1.8 Panasonic 10.37 Megapixel CCD
sensor
Active pixels
10.0 Megapixel
Storage media
Built-in 32 MB Flash memory
(available memory space for image storage
is approx. 28MB).
SD/MMC card (supporting up to 4GB
(SDHC))
Sensor sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
equivalent, user definable
Lens
3X optical zoom lens
Wide: F/2.8 f=7.4mm
Tele: F/5.1 f=22.2 mm
Focus range
Normal-Wide: 0.5m~inf.; Tele: 0.8m~inf.
Macro-Wide: 0.05m~0.5m; Tele: 0.5m~0.8m
Still image
Formats: JPEG (DCF, DPOF& EXIF), Direct
Print (DPS)
Resolution: VGA, 2M, 5M, 10M, 12M
(firmware interpolation)
Quality: Fine, Normal, Basic.
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General
Movie clips
Format: MJPEG
Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps;
320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps
Zoom
3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
TFT Monitor
2.5” high resolution TFT high resolution
(640 x 240 pixels)
Flash
Range. Wide: 0.6~3m Tele: 1m~2.7m
Mode: Off/auto + red eye
reduction/forced/ slow sync.
White balance
Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/
Fluorescent/ Custom WB
EV compensation -2.0 EV~+2.0 EV (in 0.2 EV steps)
Self timer
Off, 10 seconds
PC interface
USB 2.0, high speed
TV out format
NTSC/PAL
Shutter
Mechanical and electronic shutter
8~1/4000 second
Auto power off
Off, 3, 5 or 10 minutes
Power supply
2x AA Alkaline batteries
Dimensions
95 (W) x 62 (H) x 30 (D) mm
Weight
Approx. 121g without batteries
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Cannot turn on
the camera.
The battery is not
inserted
correctly.
 Insert the batteries
correctly. (See
Section 2.2
“Inserting the
batteries”.)
The battery has
no power.
 Replace the new
batteries.
The camera
suddenly turns
off.
The power saving
function was
enabled.
The battery is
dead.
 Turn the power on
again.
 Replace the new
batteries.
The camera
turns off but
the lens still
sticks out.
The battery is
dead.
 Replace the new
batteries, restart
and turn off the
camera again.
The camera
turns off when
capturing
image using
self-timer.
The camera is
running out of
battery.
 Replace the new
batteries.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The image is
out of focus.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
 Please take a
picture within the
available focus
range and choose
normal or macro
mode. (See Section
3.2.5 “Using the
macro function”.)
The image
shows an
unrealistic
color cast on
the preview
screen.
The white
balance is not set
correctly.
 Adjust the white
balance setting to
render accurate
colors in the
image. (See
Section 4.1.6
“White balance”.)
Memory card
cannot be
used.
The memory
card is protected.
 Unlock the
memory card.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
cameras.
 Format the
memory card. (See
Section 4.4.8
“Format”.) Before
formatting the
card, ensure you
back up the files.
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Problem
All buttons are
inactive.
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Possible Cause
Solution
Short circuit
 Remove the battery
occurred when
from the camera
connecting the
and insert it again.
camera with other
devices.
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