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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
Configuring Sound Settings
then press [SET].
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter release button halfway or all the way, or perform a key operation.
To configure sound settings
To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
NOTE
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• The default sound setting for all operations is “Sound
1”.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to
select the sound
whose setting you
want to configure, and
then press [].
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To set the volume level
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen for about two seconds whenever you turn on the
camera while the mode selector is aligned with “REC”.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Volume”.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
4. Use [] and [] to specify the volume setting
then press [].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want
NOTE
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
to use as the startup image.
then press [SET].
• The initial default volume setting is 3.
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in startup image
— A snapshot you recorded with the camera
— An audio snapshot you recorded with the camera
• The snapshot image that you select as the startup
image is stored in a special memory location called
“startup image memory”. Only one image can be
stored in startup image memory at one time.
Selecting a new startup image overwrites anything
that is already stored in startup image memory.
Because of this, if you want to return to a previous
startup image, you need to have a separate copy of
that image in the camera’s standard image memory.
• The startup image is deleted by the format operation
(page 128).
• If you store an audio snapshot to startup image
memory, the image’s audio is not played when the
image is displayed at startup.
With the Power Down Image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific image stored in camera image
memory appears whenever you turn off power. You can
specify a snapshot as the power down image.
■ To configure power down image settings
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 136).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root)
directory of the camera’s built-in Flash
memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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3. Change the name of the file to one of the
IMPORTANT!
following.
• Only a snapshot (JPEG) file can be used as the
power down image.
• Note that the Power Down Image feature works only
with images recorded with this camera. The Power
Down Image feature may not operate properly when
another type of image is specified as the power down
image.
• Formatting the camera’s Flash memory deletes the
power down image.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
• Input the following file name only (without file name
extension) if your computer is configured to hide file
name extensions.
File Name: ENDING
• Your camera is now configured to display a power
down image. The power down image will appear any
time you press the power button to turn off the
camera. The power down image appears regardless
of whether or not your camera has a memory card
loaded in it.
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■ To cancel Power Down Image settings
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 105).
your computer (page 136).
2. Change the name of the current power down
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
image from ENDING.JPG to something else,
or delete the current power down image from
Flash memory.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
5. Press [DISP].
Using the Alarm
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
To set an alarm
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
press [SET].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm
1”, “Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound either once or at the same time everyday. You
can also turn the alarm on or off.
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Stopping the Alarm
Setting the Clock
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm will sound for about one minute (or until you
stop it), and then the camera will turn on. To stop the alarm
after it starts to sound, press any button. If the camera is
on the USB cradle when an alarm sounds, you can stop it
by pressing the USB cradle [USB] button or [PHOTO]
button, or any camera button.
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
— While a Photo Stand operation is in progress
To select your Home Time zone
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Home”, and then
press [].
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4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
To set the current time and date
press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
[MENU].
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
then press [].
6. Use [] and [] to select the city you want,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [SET].
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to register them and exit the
setting screen.
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Changing the Date Format
Using World Time
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
You can use the World Time screen to view a time zone
that is different from the home time zone when you go on a
trip, etc. World Time can display the time in one of 162
cities in 32 time zones.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
To display the World Time screen
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
and then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
Example: December 24, 2003
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
03/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/03
DD/MM/YY
12/24/03
MM/DD/YY
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in a different time zone
World
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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6. Use [] and [] to
To configure World Time settings
select the city you
want, and then press
[SET].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
• This displays the current
time in the city you
select.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
press [].
5. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
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6. After the setting is the way you want, press
To configure summer time (DST)
settings
[SET].
• This displays the current time in accordance with
your setting.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
7. Press [SET] again to exit the setting screen.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [] and [] to select “DST”, and then
press [].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want.
To do this:
Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
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Changing the Display Language
Formatting Built-in Memory
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
language as the display language.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
IMPORTANT!
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory deletes all files, including
files in the FAVORITE folder (page 147), protected
files (page 106), and BESTSHOT user setups (page
69).
• The startup screen image (page 118) is deleted by
formatting memory.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
and then press [].
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to change the
setting, and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 132).
2. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
Português : Portuguese
[MENU].
: Chinese (Complex)
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
: Chinese (Simplified)
then press [].
: Korean
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always make sure that you always back
up important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW,
MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera
automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its front is facing in
the same direction as the
camera’s monitor screen,
carefully slide it into the
card slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. While pressing the battery
compartment cover on the
bottom of the camera, slide
the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and
then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery
compartment cover closed,
and then slide it in the
direction indicated by the
arrow.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
To remove a memory card from the
camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Press the memory card into
IMPORTANT!
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data
processing by the camera. In the case of an SD card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
106).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the battery, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
green operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause
the file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
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1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Memory Card Precautions
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the REC
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, check to make sure
that the battery is fully charged. Power interruption during
the format operation can result in improper formatting,
and even damage the memory card and make it
unusable.
mode or PLAY mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Copying Files
Card”,
and then press [SET].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, audio snapshot, and voice recording
files recorded with this camera can be copied. Other
files cannot be copied.
• Copying an audio snapshot copies both the image
file and the audio file.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
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NOTE
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
With this procedure you can copy one file at a time.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cradle to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 141).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98, Me, or 2000, install
the USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, you do not need to
install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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3. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
IMPORTANT!
• Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
4. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
1. What you should do first depends on whether
your computer is running under Windows 98/
Me/2000 or Windows XP.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
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5. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
6. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector B
Connector A
[DC IN 5.3V]
[USB]
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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7. After making sure the camera is turned off,
8. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• This will cause the “Add New Hardware...” dialog box
to appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “Add New Hardware...”
dialog box will no longer appear when you perform
the above steps to establish a USB connection.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
PLAY
REC
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 168).
MEN
U
SET
DISP
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
PLAY
REC
MEN
U
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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9. On your computer, double-click “My
IMPORTANT!
Computer”.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
10. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
11. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
12. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
15. Depending on the version of Windows you are
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
13. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
■ WindowsMe/98 Users
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 147.
• After pressing the USB cradle [USB] button and
making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
14. To copy all the files in file memory to your
computer’s hard disk, drag the “Dcim” folder
from “Removable Disk” to the “My
Documents” folder on your computer.
■ Windows2000/XP Users
• Click card services in the task tray on your computer
screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the
camera. After pressing the USB cradle [USB] button
and making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit,
remove the camera from the USB cradle.
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USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle to
supply power to the camera.
• USB data communication is performed regardless of the
current setting of the camera’s mode selector.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation with a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2 or higher), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
IMPORTANT!
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
[DC IN 5.3V]
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2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
3. After making sure the camera is turned off,
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
Connector B
PLAY
REC
MEN
U
Connector A
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
[USB]
USB
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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4. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
8. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 168).
IMPORTANT!
5. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
memory as a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
• After installing the USB driver, your Macintosh will
see the camera’s file memory as a drive whenever
you establish a USB connection between them.
6. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
9. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash. After pressing the USB cradle [USB]
button and making sure that the [USB] lamp is
not lit, remove the camera from the USB
cradle.
7. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 147.
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USB Connection Precautions
Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle to
supply power to the camera.
• USB data communication is performed regardless of the
current setting of the camera’s mode selector.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 150.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 150.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 157 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 157 for information about installing Photohands.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and
your computer.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards and
MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory card/
MMC) for details about how to use them.
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Memory Directory Structure
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
System) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
■ Directory Structure
<¥DCIM¥>
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
DCF Protocol
(DCIM Folder)
...
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera
format for image file data and the directory structure for file
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
...
<¥FAVORITE¥>*
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
<¥MISC¥>
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
<¥SCENE¥>*
(DPOF file)
(BESTSHOT folder)
...
UEXZ4001.JPE
UEXZ4002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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■ Folder and File Contents
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• BESTSHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BESTSHOT user setup files.
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BESTSHOT user setups
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV).
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG).
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV).
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels)
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Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Image files recorded with the CASIO EX-Z4U Digital
Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
• We also strongly recommend that after transferring data
from file memory to other external storage that you
reformat the camera’s file memory and delete its contents
before using it to store more files. Remember that
formatting memory deletes all of its contents. Check to
make sure that you no longer need any of the files in
memory before you format it.
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it
may take a long time for the image to appear on the
display.
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The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Creating an album
Using the Album Feature
1. In the PLAY mode,
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
press [] (
).
Sample layout
2. Use [] and [] to select “Create”, and then
press [SET].
Album
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”. to appear on the
monitor screen.
• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
Index
Info
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• Creating an album causes a file folder named
“ALBUM”, which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM”
plus other files to be created in camera memory or
on the memory card.
Selecting an Album Layout
IMPORTANT!
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
• Never open the battery compartment cover or
remove the memory card from the camera while an
album is being created. Doing so not only runs the
risk of certain album files being skipped, it can also
result in image data and other data in memory being
corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in
progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 153). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
3. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or the
current Image Type setting.
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Configuring Detailed Album Settings
■ Background Color
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
press [].
■ Album Type
3. Use [] and [] to
There are two album types: “Normal” and “Index/Info”.
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
“Normal” Type
: This type of album displays images in
accordance with the currently selected
layout.
“Index/Info” Type : In addition to the normal album screen,
this type of album also includes
thumbnails of images and detailed
information about each image.
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Image Use
■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
For this purpose:
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail while this image is selected.
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail while this image is selected.
Select this
setting:
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
View
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off,
but the green operation lamp continues to flash for a
few seconds to indicate that the album creation
process is being performed. Never open the battery
compartment cover or remove the memory card
while the green operation lamp is flashing.
WEB
Print
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NOTE
Viewing Album Files
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it
can take quite a bit of time to complete auto album
creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not
plan to use the album feature, we suggest that you
keep auto album creation turned off, which shortens
the amount of time the camera takes to power down
completely.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in builtin memory or on the memory card, or access
a memory card with your computer (pages
136, 146).
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is
located inside the folder named “DCIM”.
3. Use your computer’s
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM”.
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in memory
or on the memory card.
Image
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4. If you created the album after selecting
“Normal” type or “Index/Info” as the album
type under “Configuring Detailed Album
Settings” on page 152, you can click one of
the following display options.
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
: Displays information about each image.
Index
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 153), you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to
display the full-size version.
Info
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
AF Area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
NOTES
• When printing an album page, you should set up
your Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are
located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your
Web browser application for details about printing
and configuring settings for printing.
Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Auto Focus area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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Saving an Album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera
contains the applications described below. Installation of
these applications is optional, and you should install only
the ones you want to use.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will
be able to perform USB communication simply by
connecting the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application loads image data saved in JPEG format
from a digital camera to your computer.
With this camera, you can also load audio snapshot and
voice recording WAV files to your computer.
Photohands (for Windows)
This application is for retouching and printing image files.
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Acrobat Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Windows
NOTE
See the “Readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the
bundled CD-ROM for details about using Photo
Loader and Photohands. See “Viewing User
Documentation (PDF files)” on page 161 (Windows)
and page 163 (Macintosh) of this manual for more
information.
Macintosh
See the “readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
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Getting Started
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have, you
should install the newer version.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
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Viewing the Contents of the “Read me”
File
Installing an Application
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
You should always read the “Read me” file for any
application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
you want to install.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. Click the “Read me” button for the application
IMPORTANT!
you are going to install.
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and
completely. If you make a mistake when installing
Photo Loader, you may not be able to browse your
existing library information and HTML files that are
created automatically by Photo Loader. In some
cases, image files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than
Windows XP, never connect the camera to your
computer without installing the USB driver from the
CD-ROM first.
IMPORTANT!
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or
before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about
retaining existing libraries.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
manual you want to read.
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do
so, of course, you need to be able to connect to the
Internet with your computer.
IMPORTANT!
1. Click the “Register” button.
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on your computer to read user documentation files. If
you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed, you can install it from the bundled CDROM.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
2. After registering, terminate your connection
to the Internet.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Photo Loader
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
open the file named “Important”.
Installing Software
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
Use the following procedures to install the software.
open the file named “readme”.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
IMPORTANT!
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created
using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to
read the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder.
Follow the instructions in the file to use your existing
library management files. Failure to follow this
procedure correctly can result in loss or corruption of
your existing files.
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■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To perform the following procedures, you must have
Acrobat Reader installed on your Macintosh. You can
download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader by
visiting the Adobe Systems website.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
■ To register as a user
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
3. Open the file named “camera_e.pdf”.
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APPENDIX
L/R Key
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
● Memory tab menu
REC Mode
Flash
Focus
White Balance
ISO
AF Area
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position
■ REC mode
● REC tab menu
REC Mode
Self-timer
Size
Quality
EV Shift
White Balance
ISO
AF Area
Grid
Digital Zoom
Review
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off
Snapshot /
BESTSHOT /
(
+
)/
Voice
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
2304 x 1728 / 2304 x 1536 (3:2) /
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Fine / Normal / Economy
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
(Shade) /
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Spot / Malti
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
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On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
On / Off
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■ PLAY mode
● Set Up tab menu
Sounds
Startup
File No.
World Time
Date Style
Adjust
Language
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Format
Reset
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Volume
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
● PLAY tab menu
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Slideshow
Calender
Start / Images / Time / Interval
–
Favorites
DPOF
Protect
Rotation
Resize
Trimming
Dubbing
Alarm
Copy
Show / Save / Cancel
Select images / All images / Cancel
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotate / Cancel
1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / Cancel
–
–
Alarm setups
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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● Set Up tab menu
Sounds
Startup
File No.
World Time
Date Style
Adjust
Language
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Format
Reset
Indicator Lamp Reference
Startup / Half Shutter / Shutter / Operation /
Volume
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational
status of the camera.
Green operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
Red operation lamp
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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REC mode
Operation Lamp
Self-timer
Operation Lamp
Lamp
Green
Red
Green
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
enabled)
Pattern 3
Flash is charging.
Lit
Flash charging is complete.
Lit
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Pattern 3
Cannot Auto Focus.
Lit
Monitor screen is off.
Pattern 2
Storing image
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 2
(3 to 0 seconds)
Pattern 2
Lit
Red
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Lit
Pattern 1
Self-timer
Lamp
Meaning
Red
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Powering down
IMPORTANT!
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded
images to be lost.
Cannot charge flash.
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted. / BESTSHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Lit
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Self-timer
Lamp
The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE]
lamp and a [USB] lamp. These lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the USB cradle
and camera.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
enabled)
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
[CHARGE] lamp
PHOT
O
[CHARGE] lamp
Color
Red
Green
Amber
Red
Status
Lit
Lit
Lit
Flashing
CHAR
GE
[USB] lamp
USB
[USB] lamp
Color
Green
Green
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Meaning
Status
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby
Charge error
Lit
USB connection
Flashing Accessing memory
APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 26).
2) Charge the battery (page 28). If the battery
goes dead soon after being charged, it means
the battery has reached the end of its life and
needs to be replaced. Purchase a separately
available NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 36).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 28).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter release
button is pressed.
1) The mode selector is set to “PLAY”.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
1) Align the mode selector with “REC”.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the
focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is
not compatible with Auto Focus operation (page
47).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 62).
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Image Recording
Action
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4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
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Playback
Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 28).
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and
have not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 62).
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows
the battery as soon as possible (page 28).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
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Possible Cause
Action
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images
recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge,
impact, etc. while the camera was connected to
another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After the computer stops accessing camera file
memory, press the [USB] button on the USB
cradle. Check to make sure that the [USB] lamp
on the USB cradle is off, and then remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
2) Press [DISP] to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Playback
Symptom
Images are not displayed.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in the REC
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) Camera is not set securely on the USB cradle.
2) USB cable is not connected securely.
3) USB driver is not installed.
4) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check the connection between the camera and
USB cradle.
2) Check all connections.
3) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
136).
4) Press the [USB] button on the USB cradle.
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Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find the image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 95).
Cannot register any
more files.
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to register a BESTSHOT
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups.
• You are attempting to register a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files.
Some problem occurred with the memory card.
Turn off the camera, and remove and then reinsert
the memory card. If the same message appears,
format the memory card (page 132).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try
transferring recoverable files to a computer or
some other storage device.
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
The battery is dead, so the recorded image could
not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the
999th folder. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 103).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the
lens retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action
to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power
again.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 103).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
Printing Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Out of paper
• Out of ink
• Printer internal error
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
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The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is
locked. You cannot store images to or delete
images from a memory card that is locked.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
Specifications
Main Specifications
Product ............................... Digital Camera
Model .................................. EX-Z4U
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 107).
There is no file to
register.
You are trying to save an invalid file as a
BESTSHOT user setup, or as an original startup
image.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 132).
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
Image Files Format
Snapshots ....................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Audio ............................... WAV
Recording Media ............... 10MB built-in Flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultimediaCard
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 131).
This function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
■ Camera Functions
Image Size ......................... 2304
2304
1600
1280
640
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x 1728
x 1536 (3:2)
x 1200
x 960
x 480
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
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Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
• Snapshots
File Size
(pixels)
2304 x 1728
2304 x 1536
(3:2)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
Effective Pixels .................. 4.0 million
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 10MB
1.9MB
1.5MB
1.1MB
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
910KB
610KB
300KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
4
6
8
5
6
8
8
12
24
13
20
35
46
61
98
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30
37
50
32
40
54
53
79
154
82
126
221
294
386
618
Imaging Element ................ 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 4.23 million)
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
Lens/Focal Distance ......... F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=5.8 (W) to
17.4mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 35 (W) to 105 (T) for
35mm film)
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus (AF Mode
(AF Area: Spot or Multi), Macro Mode),
Pan Focus; Infinity Mode; focus lock;
manual focus
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
In the Macro mode, the optical zoom
range is 1x to 1.8x.
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity
depends on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of a
different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate value.
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern by CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
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Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
(Changes in accordance with recording
mode and ISO sensitivity setting.)
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BESTSHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
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Aperture .............................. F2.6/4.3, auto switching
Input/Output Terminals .... Cradle connector
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Microphone ........................ Monaural
Speaker ............................... Monaural
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
■ Power Requirements
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 2.3
meters (1.3´ to 7.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 1.7
meters (1.3´ to 5.6´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
Power Requirements ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-20) x 1
Approximate Battery Life:
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*1 (Recording Time)
Number of Shots, Normal
Recording*2 (Recording Time)
Continuous Playback*3
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
Continuous Voice Recording*4
Recording Functions ........ Snapshot with audio; Macro; self-timer;
BESTSHOT; voice recording
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 40 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
540 shots (90 minutes)
140 shots (70 minutes)
150 minutes
130 minutes
The above values indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
*2 Normal Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
World Time ...................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
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■ USB Cradle (CA-21A)
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
Input/Output Terminals .... Camera connector; USB port; AC
adaptor terminal (DC IN 5.3V)
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Power Consumption ......... DC 5.3V Approximately 3.2W
Power Consumption ......... DC 3.7V Approximately 3.3W
Dimensions ........................ 106(W) x 42(H) x 59.5(D) mm
(4.2˝(W) x 1.7˝(H) x 2.3˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Dimensions ........................ 87(W) x 57(H) x 23.1(D) mm
(3.4˝(W) x 2.2˝(H) x 0.9˝(D))
(excluding projections; 19.7mm (0.8˝)
at thinnest part)
Weight ................................. Approximately 63 g (2.2 oz)
Weight ................................. Approximately 129 g (4.5 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
■ Special AC Adaptor (AD-C51J)
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP20); USB cradle (CA-21A); Special AC
adaptor (AD-C51J); USB cable; Strap;
CD-ROM; Basic Reference
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650mA
■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-20)
Dimensions ........................ 48(W) x 16(H) x 69(D) mm
(1.9"(W) x 0.63"(H) x 2.7"(D))
(excluding projections and cable)
Rated Voltage .................... 3.7 V
Weight ................................. Approximately 95 g (3.4 oz)
Rated Capacitance ............ 680 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions ........................ 33 (W) x 50 (H) x 4.7 (D) mm
(1.3˝ (W) x 2.0˝ (H) x 0.19˝ (D))
Weight ................................. Approximately 16 g (0.56 oz)
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Power Supply
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion battery to power this
camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the clock. The date and
time settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off
(from both the battery and USB cradle). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 40).
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the
total pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Lens
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such
as a slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the
characteristics of lens, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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