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LCD Digital Camera
QV-3000EX/Ir
User’s Guide
English
QUICK REFERENCE
The section provides a general outline of operational procedures.
Loading Batteries (page E-38)
1
2
2
3
1
1
On the bottom of the camera,
slide the battery compartment
cover lock towards the back of
1 ) to unlock the
the camera (1
cover.
Pressing down on the battery
compartment cover, slide it towards the side of the camera to
release it, and then swing the
2).
cover up to open it (2
Load the batteries so their plus
(+) and minus (–) ends are facing
as shown in the illustration.
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2
Swing the battery compartment
cover closed and then slide it towards the center of the camera
1).
to secure it in place (1
Slide the battery compartment
cover lock towards the front of
the camera to lock the cover
2).
(2
QUICK REFERENCE
Loading a Memory Card (page E-33)
* Loaded in the camera when you purchase.
1
2
3
Eject button
Surface marked
with arrow should
face down!
Open the memory card
slot cover.
Insert a memory card into the camera so the arrow
on the front of the card is pointed down.
• If the memory card eject button is extended,
press it back down before inserting the memory
card.
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Close the memory card
slot cover.
QUICK REFERENCE
Setting the Current Date and Time (page E-45)
• Be sure to use the procedure on page E-45 to set the time and date before using the
camera for the first time.
• File name assignment and date and time stamping will not be performed correctly if
the time and date are wrong.
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QUICK REFERENCE
Recording Images (page E-47)
3
2
After confirming that the Auto
Focus operation is complete (the
operation lamp lights green),
press the shutter button.
After composing the image on
the monitor screen, press the
shutter button about half way
and hold it there.
• The camera’s Auto Focus feature
automatically focuses the image.
RE
MF
C
OF
/
/
/
F
PL
AY
MO
DE
MEN
U
1
T
Use the Diopter Dial to
adjust the view through
the viewfinder to suit
your particular eyesight.
(page E-51)
SET
PREVIE
W
W
DISP
E-5
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with REC.
QUICK REFERENCE
Playing Back Images (page E-78)
2
1
Use [ ] and [ ] to
scroll through the
images stored in camera
memory.
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with PLAY.
RE
MF
/
MEN
C
OF
/
/
F
PL
AY
MO
DE
U
T
SET
PREVIE
W
DISP
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W
QUICK REFERENCE
Deleting Images (page E-91)
1
2
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with PLAY.
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the
image you want to delete.
RE
MF
/
MEN
5
Press [ 왔 ] to
select “Yes”
and then press
SET button.
3
C
OF
/
/
F
PL
AY
MO
DE
U
T
SET
PREVIE
W
DISP
W
Press the PREVIEW/
button.
4
Double check to make
sure that you really
want to delete the
image you selected.
• Press MENU to exit the
image delete operation.
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
E-2
Congratulations upon your selection of the QV-3000EX/Ir LCD Digital Camera.
To get the most out of the QV-3000EX/Ir, be sure to carefully read this manual and follow the instructions
CONTENTS
contained in it.
QUICK REFERENCE
E-38 POWER SUPPLY
Loading Batteries ..................................................... E-38
Using AC Power ....................................................... E-42
Power Save Settings ................................................ E-43
E-11 FEATURES
E-16 PRECAUTIONS
E-45 SETTING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME
E-20 UNPACKING
Setting the Date and Time ....................................... E-45
Selecting the Date Format ....................................... E-46
Using the Lens Cap ................................................. E-21
Attaching the Neck Strap ......................................... E-21
Adjusting the Length of the Neck Strap ................... E-22
Using the Soft Case ................................................. E-22
E-47 RECORDING
Turning Camera Power On and Off .......................... E-47
Using the Shutter Button ......................................... E-47
Basic Recording Operation ...................................... E-48
Camera Orientation Detection ................................. E-50
Previewing the Last Image Recorded ...................... E-50
Recording Images under Low Battery Power .......... E-50
Using the Viewfinder for Recording ......................... E-51
Using Focus Lock .................................................... E-52
Using the Flash ........................................................ E-53
Quality Settings ....................................................... E-55
Exposure Compensation ......................................... E-56
E-23 GENERAL GUIDE
Lens ......................................................................... E-23
Top and Display ....................................................... E-24
Side ......................................................................... E-25
Bottom ..................................................................... E-25
E-28 MONITOR SCREEN
REC Mode ............................................................... E-28
Indicator display ....................................................... E-30
PLAY Mode .............................................................. E-30
Menu Screens .......................................................... E-31
E-58 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Using the Continuous Shutter Mode ........................ E-58
Using the Zoom Features ........................................ E-59
Manual Focus .......................................................... E-60
Infinity Mode Recording ........................................... E-61
Using the Macro Mode ............................................ E-61
E-33 MEMORY CARDS
Inserting a Memory Card into the Camera .............. E-33
Removing a Memory Card from the Camera ........... E-34
Formatting a Memory Card ...................................... E-35
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CONTENTS
Movie Recording ...................................................... E-62
Panorama Recording ............................................... E-64
Night Scene Mode ................................................... E-65
Landscape Mode Recording .................................... E-66
Portrait Recording .................................................... E-66
Shutter Speed Priority Image Recording ................. E-67
Aperture Priority Image Recording .......................... E-67
Monochrome and Sepia Recording ......................... E-68
Using the Self-timer ................................................. E-69
Performing Manual White Balance .......................... E-70
Specifying Power On Defaults ................................. E-71
Using the REC Menus ............................................. E-74
E-89 IMAGE PROTECTION
Protecting and Unprotecting a Single Image ........... E-89
Protecting and Unprotecting Folders ....................... E-90
Protecting and Unprotecting All Images
on a Memory Card ............................................... E-90
E-91 DELETING IMAGES
Deleting the Currently Selected Image .................... E-91
Deleting a Single Image .......................................... E-92
Deleting All the Images in a Folder .......................... E-93
Deleting All Unprotected Images ............................. E-94
E-95 DPOF
E-78 PLAYBACK
Printing Specific Images .......................................... E-95
Printing All Images ................................................... E-97
Basic Playback Operation ........................................ E-78
Playing Back a Movie ............................................... E-79
Panorama Playback ................................................. E-80
Using Zoom ............................................................. E-81
Displaying Nine Images ........................................... E-82
Slide Show ............................................................... E-83
Screen Saver ........................................................... E-84
Using the PLAY Menus ............................................ E-85
E-98 CONNECTIONS
E-99 CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
Connecting to a Television ....................................... E-99
Connecting to a Computer ..................................... E-100
E-103 INFRARED DATA TRANSFER
E-87 FOLDER TYPES
Receiving Data ...................................................... E-103
Sending Data ......................................................... E-104
Memory Card Folder Precautions ............................ E-87
Selecting a Folder for Playback ............................... E-88
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CONTENTS
• Windows and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer,
Inc.
• CompactFlash™ and
logo are registered trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation.
• Other company, product and service names used herein
may also be trademarks or service marks of others.
• The USB driver uses software by Phoenix Technologies
Ltd.,
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• IrDA communications use Phoenix Technologies Ltd., protocol software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• IBM is a registered trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation.
E-106 USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR
COMPUTER
Setting Up to Access CompactFlash Card
Contents From Your Computer ........................... E-106
Memory Card Data ................................................ E-107
Card Browser ......................................................... E-109
E-113 TROUBLESHOOTING
E-117 MESSAGES
E-119 SPECIFICATIONS
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this
manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any loss or claims by third parties which may arise
through the use of the QV-3000EX/Ir.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any damage or loss caused by deletion of data as a
result of malfunction, repairs, or battery replacement. Be
sure to back up all important data on other media to protect
against its loss.
E-10
FEATURES
FEATURES
Continuous recording (page E-58)
DCF Data Storage (page E-107)
Continuous recording of high-quality images at 0.5-second intervals is just like having a motor drive on the camera.
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page E-95)
Simple image management (page E-109)
Images can be easily printed in the sequence you want using
a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used by professional print services when specifying images to produce
prints.
Images are stored on a large-capacity CompactFlash memory
card. A new Card Browser feature produces thumbnails of all
images on a card quickly and easily.
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FEATURES
Movie and panorama images (pages E-62, 64)
Easy connection to other devices (page E-98)
A buffer lets you capture images of events that occurred before
you pressed the shutter button.
A built-in function lets you combine up to nine images into
breathtaking panoramas.
USB, DIGITAL, and VIDEO OUT terminals provide easy connection to other devices.
TV
Desktop
Computer
Easy-to-understand graphic interface (page E-28)
All camera operations can be performed on graphic based interactive menu screens. A CASIO high-resolution HAST LCD
makes screen images clearer and more colorful than ever before.
CASIO original metering system
Light metering includes innovative multi-pattern metering.
Notebook
Computer
Megapixel CCD
Images are recorded by a 3.34-megapixel CCD for amazing
resolution and clarity.
Some slight image noise may be caused when using slow
shutter speeds.
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FEATURES
6X zoom is produced using 3X optical zoom
together with 2X digital zoom.
Macro Feature
page E-59
page E-61
Landscape Mode
Portrait Mode
page E-66
page E-66
Night Scene
Shutter Speed Priority (S Mode)
page E-65
page E-67
E-13
FEATURES
Aperture Priority (A Mode)
9-image Screen
page E-67
page E-82
Self-timer
Slide Show
page E-83
page E-69
Date and Time Stamping
Display Zoom
00/2/1
page E-81
page E-45
E-14
FEATURES
Image Protection
page E-89
Camera Orientation Detection
The Photo Loader application automatically rotates the image on
your computer screen to compensate for portrait and landscape
orientation.
page E-50
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PRECAUTIONS
PRECAUTIONS
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
service provider. Using the camera under these conditions
creates the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming out
of the camera, immediately turn power off and unplug the
AC adaptor from the power outlet. Using the camera under
these conditions creates the danger of fire and electrical
shock. After making sure there is no more smoke coming
from the camera, take it to your nearest CASIO service provider for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from the power
outlet and clean the area around the prongs of the plug.
Dust build up around the prongs can create the danger of
fire.
• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your nearest CASIO service provider.
• Never use the camera inside of an air craft or in any other
areas where its use is prohibited. Doing so can result in an
accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the image data stored in its memory to be deleted.
Be sure to always keep backup copies of data by transferring them to personal computer memory.
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the QV-3000EX/Ir.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the camera” refer to the CASIO QV-3000EX/Ir Digital Camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so creates the danger of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electrical shock when exposed. Always leave maintenance and repair work up to authorized CASIO service
providers.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a
motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s vision and create the danger of accident.
• Never 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, especially with young children. When using the flash, the camera should be at least
one meter from the eyes of the subject.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the danger of fire and
electrical shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
E-16
PRECAUTIONS
• Never open the battery compartment cover, disconnect the
AC adaptor from the camera or unplug it from the wall
socket while recording images. Doing so will not only make
storage of the current image impossible, it can also corrupt
other image data already stored in camera memory.
Condensation
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature, there is
the possibility that condensation can form on the exterior or
on interior components. Condensation can cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera into
a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is much
warmer or colder than your current location. Leave it in the
plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a chance to
reach the same temperature as the new location. If condensation does form, remove the batteries from the camera and leave the battery compartment cover open for a
few hours.
Operating conditions
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C.
• 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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PRECAUTIONS
About the camera’s backlight…
Monitor Screen
• The camera is equipped with a fluorescent light source to
provide the back lighting for its LCD.
• The normal service life of the backlight is approximately six
years, when the camera is used for about two hours a day.
• Should the LCD image appear abnormally dark, take the
camera to your dealer or an authorized CASIO service provider to have the light source replaced. Note that you will
be charged for this replacement.
• Under very cold conditions, the backlight may require more
time than normal to light, or reddish bands may appear in
the displayed image. These conditions do not indicate malfunction, and normal operation should return at higher temperatures.
Recording
• The image shown on the monitor screen during recording
is intended for composition purposes only, so its quality
does not match that of the image as it is recorded. The
image is recorded in accordance with the quality setting
made with the procedure under “Quality Settings” on page
E-55.
• A dimly lit subject can cause static in the displayed image.
Playback
This camera is designed for high-speed scrolling of images
during playback. Because of this, the playback image that
initially appears on the monitor screen does not show the full
resolution of the image as recorded. When you stop at the
image you want, the monitor screen refreshes and shows
the image in its full resolution.
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PRECAUTIONS
Lens
• Camera performance can be adversely affected by fingerprints or dirt on the lens surface. Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
• Should the lens become dirty, use a blower to blow off dirt
and dust, or a soft, dry cloth to wipe off the lens.
• This camera uses a telescoping type lens, which moves
whenever the camera is turned on or off. Make sure nothing is blocking lens movement and never turn power on or
off while the camera is laying lens down.
• Never remove batteries or disconnect the AC adaptor while
the lens is extended. Doing so can cause the lens to become stuck in the extended position, resulting in camera
malfunction.
Date Setting
No date setting is made before the camera is shipped from
the factory. Be sure to use the procedure on page E-45 to set
the time and date before using the camera for the first time.
File name assignment and date and time stamping will not
be performed correctly if the time and date are wrong.
E-19
UNPACKING
UNPACKING
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your dealer
as soon as possible.
Camera
Soft case
Memory card (8MB)
Lens cap/cap holder
Loaded in the camera when you
purchase.
CD-ROM
Alkaline batteries
(AA-size x 4)
Neck strap
Special USB cable
Data Transfer Cable
Manual
• Basic Reference
E-20
Video cable
• Bundled Software
User’s Manual
UNPACKING
Using the Lens Cap
Attaching the Neck Strap
Be sure to attach the lens cap to the lens whenever you are
not using the camera. Be sure to turn off camera power and
let the lens retract into the camera before attaching the lens
cover.
Attach the neck strap as shown in the illustration below.
Large loop
Small loop
Neck strap ring
Triangular ring
Lens cap holder
• Attach the lens cap holder to the triangular ring. The cap
holder helps to protect against accidental loss of the lens
cap.
Triangular ring
IMPORTANT!
Never turn on camera power with the lens cap affixed to
the lens.
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UNPACKING
Adjusting the Length of the Neck Strap
Using the Soft Case
Use the buckle to adjust the length of the neck strap.
Keep the camera in its soft case to protect it when not in use.
Monitor screen
facing down.
Buckle
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the neck strap around your neck when
using the camera to protect against accidentally dropping it.
• The supplied neck strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other application.
• Never swing the camera around by the neck strap.
• Allowing the camera to swing freely from your neck
can result in damage to the camera due to its bumping
against other objects. It also creates the danger of the
camera becoming caught in a door or on other objects, resulting in personal injury.
• Keep the camera out of the reach of small children,
especially when the neck strap is attached. The neck
strap can accidentally wind around the neck of a child
and possible create the risk of strangulation.
NOTE
You can leave the soft case
hanging from the neck strap
when using the camera.
IMPORTANT!
Never put any other object
besides the camera into the
soft case.
E-22
Neck strap
GENERAL
GUIDE
GENERAL GUIDE
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button and switch on the camera.
Lens
Indicator display
Self-timer lamp
(page E-30)
(page E-26)
Viewfinder
POWER/Function
switch (page E-47)
(page E-51)
Shutter button
Flash
(page E-47)
(page E-54)
Infrared port
(page E-103)
Terminal panel cover
(page E-25)
Exposure sensor
Lens
(page E-54)
(page E-19)
E-23
GENERAL GUIDE
Top and Display
/
(FLASH/Tran-P SEND)
button (pages E-53, 103)
/
(FOCUS/Tran-P
RECEIVE) button (pages E-60, 61, 103)
MODE button
Flash lamp
(page E-29)
(page E-27)
RE
C
MF
/
Operation lamp
(page E-27)
/
OF
F
/
PL
AY
MO
MEN
DE
/
(SELF-TIMER/
FOLDER) button
(pages E-69, 87)
U
T
MENU button
ZOOM slider
(page E-31)
(page E-59)
SET
[왘] [왗] [왖] [왔]
PREVIE
W
W
PREVIEW/
DISP
(pages E-50, 91)
SET button
(page E-32)
LCD
DISP button
(page E-28)
(pages E-28, 31)
E-24
button
GENERAL GUIDE
Side
Diopter dial
Bottom
(page E-51)
DIGITAL terminal
Tripod screw hole
(page E-98)
Battery compartment
lock (page E-38)
USB port
(page E-98)
LOCK
OPEN
AC power terminal
(page E-42)
Battery compartment cover
(page E-38)
VIDEO OUT terminal
(page E-98)
Opening the Terminal Panel Cover
Card access lamp
(page E-26)
Memory card
slot cover
(page E-33)
E-25
GENERAL GUIDE
Card access lamp
Self-timer lamp
The Card access lamp flashes green while the memory card
is being accessed.
The Self-timer lamp flashes when the self-timer is performing a timer operation prior to releasing the shutter.
Card access lamp
Self-timer lamp
ACCESS
IMPORTANT!
Never open the memory card cover while the card access lamp is flashing.
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GENERAL GUIDE
Operation lamp
Flash lamp
Flash lamp
The Operation lamp shows the
operational status of the camera
as described below.
The Flash lamp also lights and
flashes during a record operation
as described below.
MENU
MENU
Operation lamp
REC Mode
REC Mode
Lamp
Color
Flashing
Green
One of the following operations is in progress: start
up, save (multiple), movie recording (PAST)
standby
• The camera is ready to record when the lamp is off.
Lamp Color
Flashing
Amber
Flash is charging.
Partial Shutter Button
Lamp Color
On
Amber
Ready to fire.
Partial Shutter Button
Lamp
Color
On
Flashing
Green
Auto focus operation
complete.
Auto focus operation
failed.
• When the Operation lamp and Flash lamp are both flashing, an error message appears on the monitor screen, regardless of whether the monitor screen is turned on or off.
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MONITOR
SCREEN
MONITOR SCREEN
Pressing DISP causes various
indicators to appear on the
monitor screen.
REC Mode
Self-timer
10 SEC, 2 SEC
PREVIEW
DISP
Auto Focus frame
No memory card loaded warning
Focus mode indicator
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Infinity
Macro
Recording Mode
None
Zoom factor
X2
Remaining
number of pages
Flash Mode
DISP button
Auto
None
Flash On
Flash Off
Red-eye
reduction
Image size
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
Quality
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Spot metering
indicator
Camera shake
indicator
Image information
Aperture value
Shutter speed
value
EV shift
Movie Recording: recording time
........... seconds
Panorama: number of images
........... P1 to P9
Continuous Mode: mode indicator
...........
Battery capacity
Date and time
This information appears for one or two
seconds, and then disappears.
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MONITOR SCREEN
Screen when shutter is pressed half way
Flash Mode (
Recording Mode Screen
)
Pressing the MODE button while in the REC Mode displays
the Recording Menu. Use [왘] and [왗] to bring the icon of the
function you want to the bottom of the dial (making it the selected function), and then press SET.
Aperture value
Remaining
number of pages
Shutter speed
value
Auto Focus Frame
• Focusing complete:
Green
• Focusing failed:
Red
Currently
selected function
• Flash indicator indicates that the flash will fire (when auto
flash is selected).
Recording Mode Indicators
P mode (Normal)
IMPORTANT!
An out of range aperture or shutter speed causes the
corresponding monitor screen value to turn orange.
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Movie
S mode (Shutter Speed
priority Auto Mode)
Panorama
Landscape
A mode (Aperturepriority Auto Mode)
Portrait
Night Scene
MONITOR SCREEN
Indicator display
PLAY Mode
The indicator display located on the top of the camera also
shows various camera status indicators during image recording. The indicator display comes in handy especially
when the monitor screen is turned off.
Protect indicator
Folder name
Image number
Image size
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
Quality
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Date and time
(date and time of
recording)
Battery capacity
Manual mode indicator
Macro mode indicator
Infinity indicator
Self-timer time settings
Flash off indicator
number
Red eye reduction indicator
Folder name – File number
The above indicators appear only when indicator display is
turned on with the DISP button.
Remaining number of
Changing the Display Language
images/Image number
Use the following procedure to switch the display language
between English and Japanese.
Battery capacity
1. Press MENU.
2. Select “Set Up” “Language”.
3. Select the display language you want.
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MONITOR SCREEN
Sample Display: REC Mode
Menu Screens
Pressing MENU displays the menu screen. The contents of
the menu screen depend on whether you are in the PLAY
mode or REC mode.
There are two menu formats: basic and advanced. The basic
menu displays settings required for basic functions, while
the advanced menu includes settings for all functions. Press
DISP while a menu screen is on the display to toggle between the basic menu and advanced menu.
In this User’s Guide, the basic menu is always used for items
that appear on both the basic menu and advanced menu.
Basic Menu
Category
• See “Using the REC Menus” on page E-74 and “Using the
PLAY Menus” on page E-85 for more information about
menu contents.
On-screen Guidance
DISP
Advanced Menu
Category
E-31
Functions
MONITOR SCREEN
Making menu settings
1. While the camera is in the REC or PLAY mode,
press MENU.
2. Press DISP to toggle between the basic menu
and the advanced menu.
3. Use [왘],[왗],[왔] and [왖] to select the category
or function you want, and then press SET.
[왘] [왗] [왔] [왖] : Item selection
SET
: Executes a selection
MENU
: Returns to the previous screen or
cancels settings.
• Make settings in accordance with the guidance messages that appear on the monitor screen.
4. After making the settings you want, select
“Exit” and then press SET.
E-32
MEMORY
CARDS
MEMORY CARDS
2. As shown in the illustra-
This camera uses a memory card (CompactFlash card or
microdrive) for image storage.
Eject button
tion, slide the memory
card into the slot and
push it in as far as it will
go.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure that the power of the camera is turned off
before you insert or remove a memory card.
• When inserting a memory card into the camera, make
sure that the card is oriented correctly. Make sure that
the correct side of the card is facing up, and that you
insert the correct end of the card into the camera.
• If the Eject button is extended, press it in before
sliding the memory card
into the slot.
Surface marked
with arrow should
face down!
Surface marked
with arrow
Inserting a Memory Card into the Camera
3. Close the memory card
slot cover.
1. Open the memory card
slot cover.
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MEMORY CARDS
5. Close the memory card
Removing a Memory Card from the Camera
slot cover.
1. Open the memory card
slot cover.
IMPORTANT!
2. Press the eject button so
• Insert only memory cards into the memory card slot.
Inserting any other type of card can cause malfunction.
• Should water or any other foreign matter get into the
memory card slot, immediately turn off power, unplug
the AC adaptor, and contact your original retailer or
nearest CASIO Service Provider.
• Never eject the CompactFlash card while the card slot
is facing downwards. Doing so creates the danger of
the CompactFlash card falling, which can corrupt image data on the card.
• Never remove the memory card from the camera
while the operation lamp or card access lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause loss of recorded images or
corruption of memory card data.
Eject button
it extends from the camera.
3. Press the eject button
once again to eject the
card.
4. Remove the memory
card.
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MEMORY CARDS
Memory Card Precautions
Formatting a Memory Card
You can format a memory card to delete all of the data
stored on it.
• Images cannot be recorded with this camera unless a
memory card is installed in it.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to use only CASIO brand CompactFlash cards.
Proper operation with other memory cards is not guaranteed.
• Formatting a memory card deletes all images on the
card, even if some or all of the images are protected
(page E-89).
• Data deleted by a memory card format operation cannot be recovered! Be sure to carefully check and confirm that you no longer need the data stored in a
memory card before formatting it.
• Static electricity, electrical noise, and other electrical phenomena can cause corruption or even total loss of the
data stored on a memory card. Because of this, you
should always make backup copies of important images
on other media (magnetic optical disk, floppy diskette,
computer hard disk, etc.).
• Memory card problems can be corrected by reformatting
the memory card (page E-117). Reformatting a memory
card deletes all images stored on the card, but you can
use a computer to copy the images you want to keep to
the computer’s hard disk before reformatting your card. If
you plan to be recording images where you do not have
access to a computer, it is a good idea to take along an
extra memory card or two just in case you experience an
unexpected memory card problem.
1. Press MENU.
2. Select “Set Up”
“Format”.
3. In response to the confirmation message that
appears, select “Yes” to start formatting the
card.
• Formatting is recommended for any memory card that you
suspect contains corrupted image data (due to a DECODE ERROR, strange image colors, malformed images)
or newly purchased memory cards.
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MEMORY CARDS
• The microdrive has very large storage capacity. Because
of this, certain operations can take a relatively long time to
perform.
• The microdrive may not operate properly in areas where
barometric pressure is low. Because of this, you should
avoid using it at high altitudes.
• A microdrive consumes much more electrical power than a
CompactFlash card. Depending on how a microdrive is
used, it can greatly reduce battery life. When using alkaline
batteries, certain operating conditions and certain battery
brands can result in batteries going dead right after you
install new ones. Whenever using a microdrive, we recommend that you use rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries or lithium batteries to power the camera.
• When battery power is low, the amount of time required
between shots may become longer. This longer interval is
designed to protect the microdrive.
• Before starting a format operation, load a full set of new
batteries (alkaline or lithium) into the camera or connect
the AC adaptor to power the camera. Interruption of camera power during the format operation results in improper
formatting, making it impossible to use the memory card.
IBM Microdrive Precautions
Compatibility of the camera with the IBM microdrive has
been confirmed by CASIO. However, you should note the
following important points whenever using the IBM
microdrive.
• Be sure to carefully read all of the documentation that
comes with the microdrive before using it.
• Note that the microdrive becomes hot during normal use.
Take care when removing it from the camera.
• Take care to avoid strong pressure on the label side of the
microdrive when it is removed from the camera. Strong
pressure can damage internal components and cause malfunction.
• Never turn off camera power or subject the camera to impact while the card access lamp is flashing. Doing so can
cause malfunction of the microdrive.
• The microdrive is a very high precision device. Dropping
the camera can result in malfunction of the microdrive,
even though the camera is undamaged. Take extra care
when handling the camera while the microdrive is installed.
In case of microdrive malfunction....
• Contact your original microdrive retailer or the contact
point noted in the microdrive documentation.
• CASIO does not provide any servicing or maintenance
support for the microdrive.
• Note that CASIO assume no responsibility for any data
loss you may suffer while using the microdrive.
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MEMORY CARDS
• When you try to save the 251st image to a folder, the camera automatically creates a new folder and store the image
there.
• The above maximum numbers of files and folders are absolute maximums. The actual numbers of folders and files
may be less due to memory card capacity and the size of
each image.
• Panorama images are divided into multiple images and
stored on the memory card.
• See “USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER” on page E-106 for information about how files and
folders are organized.
Memory Card Folder Precautions
• The camera automatically creates folders (directories) on
the memory card and assigns them names based on dates
(month and day). Any image you record is automatically
stored into the folder that corresponds to the date it is recorded.
• Up to 900 folders can be created on a single card.
The following shows a typical folder name.
100_0719
Serial number
Day
Month
• Up to 250 image files can be stored in each folder. The
following shows a typical file name.
11070026.JPG
Month Day
Serial number
Extension
(JPG or AVI)
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POWER
SUPPLY
POWER SUPPLY
The camera features a two-way power supply that lets you
use either batteries (AA-size alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH) or
household AC current.
3. Load the batteries so
Loading Batteries
4. Swing the battery com-
their plus (+) and minus
(–) ends are facing as
shown in the illustration.
Be sure that camera power is turned off whenever loading or
replacing batteries.
1. On the bottom of the
camera, slide the battery
compartment cover lock
towards the back of the
1) to unlock the
camera (1
cover.
2
partment cover closed
and then slide it towards
the center of the camera
1).
to secure it in place (1
1
5. Slide the battery com-
1
2
partment cover lock towards the front of the
camera to lock the cover
2).
(2
2. Pressing down on the
battery compartment
cover, slide it towards
the side of the camera to
release it, and then
swing the cover up to
2).
open it (2
Be sure to use alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH batteries.
Never use manganese batteries (see precautions on
the next page).
• Make sure the battery compartment cover is locked securely. Failure to do so can result in the cover opening,
creating the danger of personal injury and corruption of
image data.
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POWER SUPPLY
● Tips for Prolonging Battery Life
• Use the /
button to turn off the flash when you are not
using it.
• You can also use the power save settings (E-43) to protect
against wasting battery power when you forget to turn off the
camera.
Standard Battery Life
This camera can be powered by AA-size alkaline, lithium or NiMH batteries.
The battery life reference values given below indicate the
amount of time at standard temperature (25°C) until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not guarantee
that batteries will provide the amount of service indicated. Battery life is reduced by low temperatures and continued use.
Type of
Operation
● Alkaline Battery Life
The actual life of alkaline batteries is affected by a variety of factors, including the battery manufacturer, the amount of time the
batteries spend in storage before you use them, temperature
while you are recording, and photographic conditions. As a rule,
we recommend the use of lithium batteries or Ni-MH batteries,
which have longer lives than alkaline batteries.
The following examples show how alkaline battery life changes
under different conditions.
AA-size Alkaline AA-size Lithium AA-size Ni-MH
Batteries LR6
Batteries FR6
Batteries NP-H3
Continuous
Playback
145 minutes
270 minutes
170 minutes
Continuous
Recording
210 shots
900 shots
660 shots
Example 1:
• The above figures are approximations only.
• The above guidelines are based on the following battery types:
Alkaline: MX1500 (AA) DURACELL ULTRA
Lithium: Energizer
• Battery life varies with brand.
• Figures are based on continuous recording under the following
conditions.
Flash turned off
One ZOOM slider switching between T (Telephoto) and W
(Wide-angle)
Recording one image per minute under the above conditions reduces battery life to about one sixth of that noted above.
Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash, zoom
and other functions, and how long you leave power turned on.
Intermittent use of the camera shortens battery
life.
Conditions
• Temperature: 25°C
• Repeat of a cycle of recording of one shot per minute for
10 minutes, followed by one minute of playback, and a
nine minutes of power off (power on, full lens extention,
half lens contraction, full lens extension, image recording,
power off)
• Flash on
Approximate Battery Life: 30 minutes (30 shots)
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POWER SUPPLY
Example 2:
Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Battery Handling Precautions
Conditions
• Temperature: 0°C
Approximate Battery Life: 7 minutes (7 shots)
Incorrect use or handling of batteries can cause them to leak
or burst and create the danger of serious damage to your
camera. Be sure to note the following important precautions
to avoid problems with batteries.
● About rechargeable batteries
• Use only the nickel-metal hydride batteries (NP-H3) that are
available from your dealer as options for this camera. Proper
camera operation is not guaranteed when other rechargeable
batteries are used.
AC Adaptor Charger (4-battery set) BC-3HA
Nickel-metal hydride batteries (4-battery set)/Quick Charger
Set BC-1HB4
Nickel-metal hydride batteries (4-battery set) NP-H3P4
• Be sure to keep all four batteries together as a set at all times,
for both charging and powering the camera. Mixing batteries
from different sets can shorten overall battery life and cause
malfunction of the camera.
• Rechargeable batteries cannot be charged while they are
loaded in the camera.
CAUTION
• Use only LR6 (AM-3) type alkaline or FR6 type
lithium or Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride) dry cell
batteries with this camera. Never mix old batteries with new ones. Doing so can result in
bursting or leaking of batteries, creating the
danger of fire or personal injury.
• Always make sure that the plus (+) and minus
(–) ends of the batteries are facing correctly, as
noted by the markings on the camera itself.
Improper loading of batteries can result in
bursting or leaking of batteries, creating the
danger of personal injury or soiling of objects
nearby.
• Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan to use
it for more than two weeks.
• Never recharge batteries, never allow direct connection
between two ends of a battery, and never try to take batteries apart.
• Do not expose batteries to direct heat or dispose of them
by burning. Doing so can create the danger of explosion.
• Never mix batteries of different types.
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POWER SUPPLY
• Dead batteries are susceptible to leakage, which can
cause serious damage to your camera. Remove batteries
from the camera as soon as you notice they are dead.
• The batteries that power the camera normally become
warm as they discharge.
Auto Power Off
(Battery Powered Operation Only)
Power automatically turns off whenever you do not perform
any camera operation for a specific period. See page E-43
for details about how you can specify the Auto Power Off
time.
• To restore power, simply turn power back on again.
Low Battery Indicator
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen and the indicator display changes as battery power is used. Replace all four batteries as soon as possible after they go dead. If you continue to use the camera
or
, camera power will auwhile the battery level is
tomatically turn off.
Battery
Capacity
High
IMPORTANT!
The Auto Power Off function does not operate under the
following conditions.
• During Slide Show (page E-83)
• While the camera is being operated from a computer
or printer connected via a cable or the USB port or
infrared connection (pages E-99, E-103).
• Whenever the AC adaptor is connected to the camera.
Low
Monitor
Screen
Indicator
Display
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POWER SUPPLY
Using AC Power
Use the optional AC adaptor (AD-C620) or the AC adaptor
charger (BC-3HA) to power the camera.
CAUTION
• Be sure to turn off power before connecting or disconnecting the adaptor.
• Always turn camera power off before disconnecting the AC
adaptor, even if the camera has batteries installed. If you
don’t, the camera will turn off automatically when you disconnect the AC adaptor. You also run the risk of damaging
the camera whenever you disconnect the AC adaptor without first turning power off.
• The AC adaptor may become warm to the touch after extended periods of use. This is normal and is not cause for
alarm.
• After using the camera, turn it off and unplug the adaptor
from the AC outlet.
• The camera automatically switches over to AC adaptor
powered operation whenever the AC adaptor is plugged
into the camera.
• Always use the AC adaptor to power the camera whenever
it is connected to a computer.
AC power terminal
AC Adaptor precautions
CAUTION
• Always be sure to use the AD-C620 AC adaptor only. Using any other AC adaptor can cause
damage to the camera not covered by the warranty.
• When unplugging the AC adaptor from the wall
socket, be sure to grasp the adaptor (not the
cord).
• Avoid any undue bending, pulling, and twisting
of the AC adaptor’s cord, and never try to
lengthen the cord by splicing it with other wire.
• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage is
outside the rating marked on the AC adaptor.
Doing so can create the danger of fire or electrical shock. Use only the optional AC adaptor
specified for this camera.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a
replacement from an authorized CASIO service provider. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
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POWER SUPPLY
Setting SLEEP and AUTO POWER OFF Trigger Times
Power Save Settings
The settings described below let you specify sleep and auto
power off trigger times that help to conserve valuable battery
power.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
SLEEP .................. The monitor screen enters a sleep state
if no operation is performed for a specified amount of time in the Record Mode.
Pressing any button restores full power.
You can specify 30 seconds, 1 minute,
or 2 minutes before the sleep state is
triggered, or you can turn off this setting
entirely.
3. Select “Options”
2. Press MENU.
“Power Save”
“Power
Save”.
• “Options” appears on the advanced menu only.
AUTO
POWER OFF ........ Auto Power Off turns off camera power
if no operation is performed for five
minutes in the PLAY Mode, or for two
or five minutes in the REC Mode.
4. Use [왔] and [왖] to select “Sleep” or “Auto
• AUTO POWER OFF takes priority when both SLEEP and
AUTO POWER OFF are both set for a 2-minute trigger
time. This means camera power turns off if no operation is
performed after two minutes.
Power Off”.
5. Select the trigger time you want to set.
6. When the settings are the way you want them,
press SET.
7. Select “Exit”.
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POWER SUPPLY
Initializing Power Save Trigger Times
Use the following procedure to return SLEEP and AUTO
POWER OFF trigger time settings to their initial factory defaults (SLEEP: 1 minute, AUTO POWER OFF: 2 minutes).
IMPORTANT!
Note that performing the following procedure to initialize
the power save trigger time settings also initializes
mode memory (page E-73).
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Options”
“Power Save”
“Power
Save”.
• “Options” appears on the advanced menu only.
4. Use [왔] or [왖] to select “Sleep” or “Auto Power
Off”.
5. Select “Restore”.
6. Select “Exit”.
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SETTING THE
CURRENT DATE AND TIME
SETTING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME
Use the following procedures to set the current date and
time, and to select the date format.
When you record an image, the time and date the image was
shot is registered in accordance with data from the camera’s
built-in clock. You can even use the TIME STAMP function to
“stamp” the date and time inside the image.
Setting the Date and Time
1. Press MENU.
2. Select “Set Up”
“Date”
“Adjust”.
IMPORTANT!
• The time and date settings are cleared if the camera is
left for about 24 hours without battery and AC power
being supplied. If this happens, restore power and
make new time and date settings before using the
camera again.
• A flashing time display indicates that the time and date
(clock) settings have been cleared. Use the procedure
on this page to make the correct time and date settings.
• If you do not set the camera’s built-in clock to the current date and time, all images are recorded with the
default date and time, which probably is not your correct current date and time. Be sure to correctly set the
clock before you use the camera.
Marker
Time
Date
3. Set the current date and time.
• Press [왔] and [왖] to change the value or setting at the
location of the green marker.
• On the menus, the currently selected item is indicated
by the color green. Either the menu item is highlighted
in green, or a green marker appears to the left of the
menu item to indicate that it is selected.
• Use [왘] and [왗] to move the green marker to the setting you want to change.
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SETTING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME
4. After making all the settings on the monitor
Selecting the Date Format
screen, press SET to register them.
Example: Feb 1, 2000
You can select any one of the following formats for the above
date: 00/2/1, 1/2/00, 2/1/00.
1. Press MENU.
2. Select “Set Up”
“Date”
“Style”.
3. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the date format you
want, and then press SET.
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RECORDING
RECORDING
Turning Camera Power On and Off
Using the Shutter Button
Rotate the POWER/Function Switch to turn camera power
on and off.
The following steps describe how to operate the shutter button so that Auto Focus has a chance to focus the image.
1. Press the shutter button about half way.
• The Auto Focus feature automatically focuses the image.
REC
OFF
PLAY
• The operation lamp lights green and the Auto Focus
Frame in the monitor screen turns green when the
Auto Focus operation is complete.
REC : Turns on power and enters the REC Mode.
PLAY : Turns on power and enters the PLAY Mode.
OFF : Turns off power.
IMPORTANT!
• Never turn on power while the lens cap is attached to
the lens or while the lens is facing downwards.
• To restore camera power after it has been turned off
by auto power off, rotate the POWER/Function switch
to OFF and then back to REC or PLAY.
2. Press the shutter button as far as it will go to
record the image.
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RECORDING
Basic Recording Operation
• The monitor screen momentarily goes blank when you
press the shutter button half way.
The following describes the basic operation for recording
images. It describes operation in the P (Program AE) Mode
that automatically makes the aperture and shutter speed
settings, and lets you record at intervals of about 2 seconds.
Note that the interval may become longer if you record more
than five consecutive images.
• The camera’s Auto Focus feature automatically focuses the image.
• The operation lamp lights green and the Auto Focus
Frame in the monitor screen turns green when the
Auto Focus operation is complete.
• If you plan to use the viewfinder to compose the image, press DISP several times until the monitor screen
turns off.
1. Align the POWER/Function switch with REC.
• Be sure to remove the lens cap before turning on
power.
• Take care to avoid blocking the lens, distance sensor
or light sensor with your fingers.
• Press the shutter button carefully, taking care not to
move the camera as you do.
REC
OFF
3. After confirming that the Auto Focus operation
PLAY
is complete (the operation lamp lights green),
press the shutter button all the way down to
record the image.
2. After composing the image on the monitor
screen, press the shutter button about half
way and hold it there.
• Recorded images are temporarily stored in a buffer,
from which they are stored to the memory card installed in the camera. You can continue to store images as long as there is space available in the buffer.
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RECORDING
• Pressing the shutter button releases the shutter, even
if Auto Focus was unsuccessful and the image is out
of focus.
These cases may make it impossible for Auto Focus to focus
properly, which is indicated by the operation lamp and the
Auto Focus Frame inside the monitor screen remaining red.
When this happens switch to the Manual Mode for focusing
(page E-60). The following are the fixed focusing distances
when Auto Focus is unable to focus.
• Use of a tripod is recommended for slow shutter
speeds and telephoto shots to avoid blurring of the
image due to camera movement.
Well-lit Location: 1.5 meters minimum
With Flash:
Approximately 2 meters
IMPORTANT!
Auto Focus tends not to work well with the following
types of subjects.
• Solid color walls or objects with little contrast
• Strongly backlit objects
• Polished metal or other brightly reflective objects
• Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
• Multiple images that are varying distances from the
camera
• Subjects in poorly lit areas
• Auto Focus also may not work properly when the camera is unsteady or shaking.
Depending on actual conditions, a green operation indicator
and Auto Focus Frame do not necessarily guarantee that the
image is in focus.
CAUTION
• Never open the battery compartment cover, disconnect the AC adaptor from the camera, or unplug the
adaptor from the wall socket while the operation lamp
and the card access lamp are flashing green. Doing so
will not only make storage of the current image impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in camera memory.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency
that cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the camera indoors under such lighting, you may
experience some brightness or color problems with
recorded images.
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RECORDING
Camera Orientation Detection
Recording Images under Low Battery Power
The camera automatically
detects whether it is
oriented vertically or
horizontally when you
record an image, and
stores the orientation
along with the image data.
Then when you play back images using the bundled Photo
Loader application, they are all automatically oriented
correctly on the display.
To protect against unexpected loss of image data, images
are recorded one-by-one whenever the battery level is indicated as
or lower. During the save operation, the message “Press DISP to cancel save.” is on the monitor
screen. As long as you do not press DISP, the save operation continues for a few seconds. Be sure to replace all four
batteries as soon as possible after this message starts to
appear.
Pressing DISP while the “Press DISP to cancel save.” is
on the monitor screen causes the image save operation to
be cancelled.
Previewing the Last Image Recorded
IMPORTANT!
Use the following procedure to preview the last image recorded, without leaving the REC Mode.
1. Hold down the PREVIEW/
The message described above does not appear while
the monitor screen is turned off or while the camera is in
the Movie Mode.
button to display
the last image recorded.
• The image remains on the monitor screen as long as
you keep the PREVIEW/
button depressed.
• You can use the PREVIEW/
Mode, too.
button in the Movie
• The PREVIEW/
button does not perform any operation if you press it immediately after turning on
camera power or immediately after entering to the
REC mode from the PLAY mode.
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RECORDING
• You can use the Diopter Dial to adjust the image in
viewfinder screen to your eyesight.
• Rotate the diopter dial to adjust the image in the viewfinder
to match your eyesight.
Using the Viewfinder for Recording
The illustrations below show what you see when you look
through the viewfinder to compose an image for recording.
* Focusing of the viewfinder image is disabled while the camera is
turned off or in the PLAY Mode.
Auto Focus Frame
Focus Range
Frame
Short distance to subject
Diopter Dial
Note that the focus range frame is valid for subjects that are
about three meters away. A different focus range is used for
subjects that are closer or farther away. Because of this, you
should use
/
to change to the Manual Mode
(
) or Macro Mode( ) whenever the distance between the
camera and the subject is 30cm or less.
• The monitor screen turns on automatically whenever the
camera is in the Macro Mode. Use the monitor screen to
compose images in the Macro Mode.
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RECORDING
2. While keeping the shutter button depressed
Using Focus Lock
half way, move the camera and compose the
image as you want.
Normally, Auto Focus automatically focuses on the object
that is inside the Auto Focus Frame. Focus lock is a technique that lets you lock the focus on a subject and then move
the camera so the Auto Focus Frame is pointed at another
subject when you record. This keeps the original subject in
focus, even though a different object is within the Auto Focus
Frame.
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure setting.
1. Align the Auto Focus Frame with the subject
3. Press the shutter button all the way down to
you want to lock on and press the shutter button half way down.
record the image.
• The screen momentarily goes dark when you press
the shutter button half way.
• The Auto Focus frame turns green when the image is
in focus.
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RECORDING
Using the Flash
Indicator
Flash Mode
Description
You can use the built-in flash unit to provide illumination during recording.
None
Auto Flash
Flash is automatically enabled and
disabled in accordance with exposure conditions.
Flash On
Flash is always fired, regardless of
exposure conditions.
Flash Off
Flash is never fired, regardless of
exposure conditions.
Red-eye
Reduction
Fires a pre-flash followed by recording with flash, which reduces
the chance of red-eye.
1. Press /
.
• Each press of /
cycles through the flash mode in
the following sequence: Auto (None)
On ( )
Off
( )
Red-eye Reduction (
).
Flash lamp
Flash button
• The monitor screen goes blank and the flash lamp flashes
amber while the flash unit is charging.
MODE
MENU
MF/
/
Camera Shake Indicator
/
The
(camera shake) indicator appears on the monitor
screen when the ZOOM slider is set to T (telephoto) or when
a slow shutter speed is being used.
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RECORDING
• Flash should be used for distances within the range of
about 0.5 meters to 4 meters (values with fully open
aperture). Flash does not work well outside these
ranges.
• Depending on operating conditions (type of batteries
being used, temperature, etc.), it may take up to 40
seconds for the flash unit to charge.
• The flash is disabled during movie and continuous recording, which is indicated by the flash icon appearing
on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit does not charge when battery power is
low. The
indicator appears to warn you that the
flash will not fire correctly, which may affect exposure
of the image. Replace batteries as soon as possible
when this happens.
• Red-eye reduction may not work well when the camera is not pointed directly at the subject or when the
subject is far from the camera.
• In the Red-eye Reduction Mode, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with exposure. Because of
this, the flash does not fire in a well-lit area.
• White balance is fixed while the flash is being used, so
the coloring of the recorded image may be affected by
fluorescent lighting or other sources of illumination in
the immediate area.
Flash Indicator
When you press the shutter button half way, the flash icon
appears on the monitor screen and the Flash lamp light (amber) to indicate that the flash will fire when the shutter button
is pressed the rest of the way down.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use the flash in areas where combustible or explosive gas is present. Doing so creates the danger of
fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the
driver’s vision and create the danger of accident.
• Never 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, especially with
young children. When using the flash, the camera
should be at least one meter from the eyes of the subject.
• Make sure that you do not touch or block the flash or
exposure sensor with your fingers. Doing so can soil
these components and interfere with correct flash operation.
Exposure
sensor
Flash
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RECORDING
• Numbers in parentheses are compressed image file sizes.
• Use the record menus (page E-74) to select the quality setting you want.
• Note that the maximum number of images that can be
stored in a single folder is 250. Because of this, even if you
are using a card that allows storage of more than 250 images, the camera’s monitor screen will show its capacity
for up to 250 images only. You can store additional images
by changing to another folder.
• The number of images that can be recorded may differ
when you use Card Browser (page E-109).
Quality Settings
The camera has three quality modes: FINE, NORMAL,
ECONOMY.
• To determine the number of images that can be stored on a
memory card of a different capacity, multiply the capacities
in the table below, by the appropriate value.
• The actual number of images that can be stored in memory
cannot be specified precisely because the amount of
memory required for storage of each image differs according to image contents.
Image
size
2048
x
1536
(per image)
8MB
memory card
64MB
memory card
340MB
Microdrive
FINE
1.4
MB/image
1
MB/image
600
KB/image
350
KB/image
250
KB/image
150
KB/image
5
images
6
images
11
images
19
images
27
images
43
images
43
images
60
images
99
images
167
images
229
images
365
images
245
images
342
images
562
images
943
images
1292
images
2054
images
NORMAL
ECONOMY
1024
x
768
Number of images
File size
Quality
(pixels)
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
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RECORDING
Exposure Compensation
This camera features a program AE function that automatically changes shutter speed and aperture in accordance with
available light. In addition, you can also manually adjust the
exposure to compensate for backlighting, indirect indoor
lighting, dark backgrounds, and other special conditions.
• Press DISP to turn on the monitor screen (page E-28).
1. Use [왘] and [왗] to perform exposure compen-
2. After adjusting the exposure, press the shutter
sation.
button to record the image.
• Pressing [ 왘 ] or [ 왗 ] displays an EV indicator that
shows the current exposure compensation setting.
NOTES
• Pressing [왘] makes the image on the monitor screen
brighter. Use it to adjust for dim indoor lighting and
backlighting.
• Exposure compensation is generally expressed in
terms of an exposure compensation (EV) value. The
exposure compensation value is always set to zero
whenever you turn on the camera.
• Each press of [왘] or [왗] changes the exposure compensation value by 1/3EV. A change in either direction
is indicated on the monitor screen by arrows pointing
left (negative correction) or right (positive correction).
• The normal maximum range for exposure compensation is –2EV to +2EV. Under certain conditions, however, the camera may impose lower maximum values
when exposure compensation would result in an image that is too dark or too light.
• Pressing [왗] makes the image on the monitor screen
darker. Use it to adjust for bright sunlight.
• The EV indicator turns red whenever the compensation value is at its limit.
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RECORDING
• The exposure compensation value automatically reverts to zero whenever the shutter button is pressed.
You can manually reset the exposure compensation
value by using [왘] and [왗] to change the value back to
zero, which is indicated when the EV indicator disappears from the monitor. EV value is fixed during panorama recording.
• Changing the exposure compensation (EV) value automatically changes the metering setting to “Center”.
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OTHER RECORDING
FUNCTIONS
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Compose the image and then record it.
This section describes more advanced recording operations
that are also provided by this camera.
• Use the monitor screen for zoom, manual focus, macro,
movie, panorama, and multiple exposure.
• Focus is locked when you record the first image, and
this setting is applied to all subsequent images.
• The flash does not fire in the Continuous Shutter
Mode.
• You may be able to record only two images in the
Continuous Shutter Mode when using the Night Scene
Mode, a fixed shutter speed, or a slow shutter speed.
Using the Continuous Shutter Mode
The Continuous Shutter Mode lets you record up to three
images at intervals of about 0.5 second. It can be used for
normal recording, as well as in the P (Program AE), A (Aperture Priority), S (Shutter Speed Priority), Night Scene, Landscape, and Portrait modes.
• Do not start a Continuous Shutter Mode operation
when the low battery indicator is on the monitor
screen.
• Storage of images recorded in the Continuous Shutter
Mode to a memory card can take about 14 seconds
(for three images).
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
• Never remove camera batteries, unplug the AC adaptor from the camera, or remove the memory card while
images are being saved.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Functions 1”
“Drive Mode”
“Con-
tinuous”.
• “Functions 1” appears on the advanced menu only.
• The “
” indicator is on the monitor screen while the
Continuous Shutter Mode is selected.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Using the Zoom Features
The zoom features let you move in closer on subjects that
are located far from the camera. You can choose either optical zoom or digital zoom, or even use them in combination to
increase the size of the original image by 6 times its original
size.
T (telephoto)
3. Compose the image and then record it.
Using Optical Zoom
• Brightness (aperture) is also affected by using optical
zoom.
Optical zoom enlarges the image by changing the focal distance of the lens. You can increase the size of the image by
three times using optical zoom.
• Use of a tripod is recommended for slow shutter
speeds and telephoto shots to avoid blurring of the
image due to camera movement.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Move the ZOOM slider
towards T (telephoto) to
zoom in on the subject,
or W (wide-angle) to
zoom out.
W (wide-angle)
Using Digital Zoom
Digital zoom produces a 1024 x 768-pixel image that can
double the size of the original image. Using digital zoom and
optical zoom in combination can zoom an image to 6X.
T
W
See “Using the REC Menus” on page E-74 for details on
making digital zoom settings.
ZOOM slider
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Compose the image and then record it.
Manual Focus
• The operation lamp and the Auto Focus frame do not
appear while manual focus is in use.
Manual Focus lets you manually adjust the focus of an image.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press
/
a number of times until the
MF indicator appears on the monitor screen.
• Each press of
/
cycles the focus mode
in the following sequence: Auto Focus
Manual Focus (
)
Infinity ( )
Macro ( ).
3. While “
” is flashing on the monitor screen,
use [왗] and [왘] to focus the image.
• If you do not perform any focus operation for about
two seconds, the “
” indicator stops flashing.
• After “
” stops flashing, you can use [왘] and [왗] to
adjust exposure compensation (EV).
” stops flashing before you have a chance to
• If “
focus, press
/
to make “
” flash
again.
• Pressing
/
while “
changes the focus mode to Infinity.
” is flashing
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Infinity Mode Recording
Using the Macro Mode
Use the Infinity Mode when recording images of scenery or
objects that are far away. This mode performs Auto Focus in
the vicinity of infinity ( ).
Use the Macro Mode for close up shots in the focusing
ranges shown below.
Approximate
Focusing Range:
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press
/
a number of times until the
indicator appears on the monitor screen.
6cm to 30cm (1X zoom)
9cm to 30cm (2X zoom)
• The focusing range is the distance from the lens surface to
the subject.
• Note that zoom in the range of 1X to 2X only can be used
with Macro Mode recording.
• With the macro mode, use the monitor screen to compose
the image. Do not use the viewfinder.
• The macro mode can be used aperture settings of F4,
F5.6, or F8. A setting of F4 is used automatically with aperture priority recording even if you set an aperture of F2 or
F2.3.
• Each press of
/
cycles the focus mode
in the following sequence: Auto Focus
Manual Focus (
)
Infinity ( )
Macro ( ).
3. Compose the image and then record it.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press
/
a number of times until the
indicator appears on the monitor screen.
• Each press of
/
cycles the focus mode
Manual Foin the following sequence: Auto Focus
cus (
)
Infinity ( )
Macro ( ).
3. Compose the image and then record it.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Compose the image and then press the shutter
Movie Recording
button to start recording.
You can record movies that are approximately 30 seconds
long. Movies are recorded in 320 x 240-pixel AVI format. For
details, see “Using the REC Menus” on page E-74.
There are two types of movie recording: PAST and NORMAL. PAST lets you capture images of events that occurred
before you pressed the shutter button while NORMAL
records what happens after you press the shutter button.
See “Using the REC Menus” on page E-74 for details on how
to select the movie length.
• AVI files can be displayed and saved on a computer that is
set up to support use of CompactFlash cards. For such a
computer, install QuickTime, which comes bundled with
the camera.
• Auto Focus automatically adjusts in accordance with
the movement of the subject.
• See “Playing Back a Movie” on page E-79 for details
on playing back a movie.
• Movie recording stops automatically 30 seconds after
you start the record operation.
• To stop recording before the 30-second period is up,
press the shutter button again.
PAST
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
NORMAL
2. Press MENU.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
3. Select “Movie Mode”
2. Press MODE and then select
“Past”.
• On the advanced menu, select “Functions 2”
“Movie Mode”
“Past”.
.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Press MODE and then select
• Pressing the shutter button while “STAND BY” is still
on the monitor screen records everything that went on
in front of the lens during the period from when you
pressed the shutter button half way down and when
you pressed it all the way down. In this case, the recording will be less than 10 seconds long.
.
5. Compose the image on the monitor screen and
then press the shutter button about half way.
• Auto Focus automatically adjusts in accordance with
the movement of the subject.
• The message “STAND BY” appears on the monitor
screen to indicate that the camera’s buffer memory is
accumulating image data. This message remains displayed for about 10 seconds.
IMPORTANT!
Flash is disabled during movie recording.
NOTE
• After “STAND BY” disappears from the monitor
screen, the contents of the buffer memory continues
to be updated as long as you keep the shutter button
depressed about half way.
Movie Storage Capacity
Storage Capacity
Approximately 300KB/
second
Recording Time
30 seconds per movie
(NORMAL)
10 seconds per movie
(PAST)
6. Keep the camera pointed at the action you
want to record, and press the shutter button all
the way down when you want to end recording.
• Pressing the shutter button after “STAND BY” disappears from the monitor screen records everything that
went on in front of the lens during the 10-second period before you pressed the shutter button.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• Up to nine images can be grouped into a panorama.
Press MENU when you want to stop a panorama recording operation.
Panorama Recording
With panorama recording you record a series of images and
then link them to create a single panoramic effect.
• Aperture setting and white balance settings are locked
when you record the first image of a panorama, and
these settings are applied to all subsequent images in
that panorama.
• If you want to link more than 9 images into a panorama, upload the images to a computer and use a
commercially available computer application to link
them.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MODE and then select
• See “Panorama Playback” on page E-80 for details on
playing back panoramas.
.
3. Compose the image and then record it.
• The right edge of the previous image you recorded remains on the monitor screen, so you can align it correctly with the next image.
• From the second image onwards, aim the camera further to the right and overlap the next image with the
previous one on the monitor screen.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Night Scene Mode
• The shutter speed is quite slow in the Night Scene
Mode, so be sure to use a tripod to hold the camera
steady.
• Slow shutter speed also causes slow monitor screen
refresh. Because of this, the image recorded may be
slightly different from the image that was on the monitor screen when you pressed the shutter button.
• Auto Focus is difficult in the dark. If you experience
problems, use manual focusing (page E-60). There
may be some blurring of the image if the subject is fast
moving.
• The contrast of Night Scene Mode images is not affected by changes made using the REC Menu's Contrast settings (page E-75).
The Night Scene Mode is for recording images in dark areas.
When recording images of people on a twilight or night time
background, you can use the flash in combination with the
Night Scene Mode for slow synchro recording.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MODE and then select
.
3. Compose the image and then record it.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Landscape Mode Recording
Portrait Recording
The Landscape Mode records images where everything is in
clear focus, from the foreground to the background. You can
use the Landscape Mode with the ZOOM slider towards W
(wide-angle) to record wide-angle images with clear focus
from foreground to background.
• Indoors and on cloudy days, images recorded with the
Landscape Mode may not differ from those produced by
normal recording.
In the Portrait Mode, focus is adjusted so the background is
slightly blurred, which highlights the subject in the foreground.
• You can further blur the background by moving the ZOOM
slider to T (telephoto) while shooting with the Portrait
Mode.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MODE and then select
2. Press MODE and then select
3. Compose the image and then press the shutter
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
.
.
button about half way down.
3. Compose the image and then record it.
4. After confirming that the subject is in focus,
press the shutter button all the way down.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Shutter Speed Priority Image Recording
Aperture Priority Image Recording
You can fix the shutter speed within the range of 2 to 1/1000
second.
You can fix the aperture within the range of F2 to F8. A larger
aperture (indicated by a smaller aperture value) narrows the
focus range, while a smaller aperture widens the focus
range.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MODE and then select
Wide aperture
Decreased aperture
.
3. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the shutter speed setting you want to use.
Aperture
value
Shutter
speed
value
Wide
Decreased
F2, F2.3, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8
• Adjust the aperture setting to compensate for the relative
brightness or darkness of the subject you are recording.
4. Compose the image and then record it.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MODE and then select
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the aperture setting
Monochrome and Sepia Recording
you want to use.
Use the following procedure to record an image in monochrome (black and white) or sepia. Note that you cannot convert an image to color after recording it in monochrome or
sepia.
Aperture
value
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MENU.
3. Use [왘], [왗], [왔] and [왖] to select “Color” and
then press SET.
4. Compose the image and then record it.
• On the advanced menu, select “Functions 2”
“Color.”
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Use [왔] and [왖] to select “B/W” or “Sepia” and
Using the Self-timer
then press SET.
You can use the self-timer for either of the two following recording operations.
5. Compose the image and then record it.
10-second recording .... Records about 10 seconds after
the shutter button is pressed. Use
this method when you want to be
included in the image that is recorded.
2-second recording ...... Records about two seconds after
the shutter button is pressed. Use
this method to avoid camera
movement caused when the shutter button is pressed.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press
/
.
• Each press of
/
quence: 10SEC (
10SEC
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)
cycles the self-timer in the se2SEC ( )
Off.
2SEC
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Compose the image and then record it.
Performing Manual White Balance
• The Self-timer Lamp flashes with the passage of each
second.
Certain lighting conditions can cause auto white balance to
take a very long time or can result in a limitation of the adjustable range (color temperature). If you suspect your current lighting conditions are causing problems, try performing
manual white balance. This sets white balance to a level that
can be used under any lighting conditions.
The following procedure describes how to perform manual
white balance using a white piece of paper. For optimum results, you should use a special reflective plate that should be
commercially available from a local camera equipment
shop.
• You can cancel a self-timer operation by pressing the
shutter button at any time while the Self-timer Lamp is
flashing.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MENU. If the basic menu appears, press
DISP to switch to the advanced menu.
3. Select “Functions 1”
“White Balance”
“Manual”.
• “Functions 1” appears on the advanced menu only.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Keeping the camera pointed at the white sheet
Specifying Power On Defaults
of paper, press DISP to make the manual white
balance settings.
A power on default is one that is automatically used by the
camera when you turn it on. You can specify power on defaults for the recording mode, focus, flash, digital zoom, metering, white balance, and flash intensity.
The following tables show the items for which you can
specify power on defaults. Note the following rules concerning power on defaults.
• There are two sets of power on defaults, named Mode 1
and Mode 2.
• When “On” is specified for an item, the camera remembers
the current setting for that item when you turn off power,
and uses the same setting when you turn power back on
again.
• When “Off” is specified for an item, the camera always
uses its standard power on default, as shown in the “Off”
columns in the tables below.
• Pressing SET at this time returns the camera to the
white balance setting that was obtained the last time
you performed this manual white balance procedure.
5. The manual white balance procedure stops automatically when it is complete.
• If the manual white balance procedure does not end
automatically, press SET to interrupt it.
6. After the camera finishes making the white balance setting, it returns to the screen in step 3
above. Select “Exit” to exit the manual white
balance procedure.
NOTE
White balance is automatically set to “Daylight” whenever you enter the Night Scene Mode. You can leave
this as it is or change it using the above procedure.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Mode 1 (Mode Memory 1)
Mode Memory
Status
On
Off
Available
Options
Setting
Recording
Mode
Turning power on default settings on and off
P,
,
, A, S,
,
AF, MF,
,
Flash
Auto, ,
,
Digital Zoom
Off, On
2. Press MENU. If the basic menu appears, press
P Mode
,
Focus
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
Setting at
power off
DISP to switch to the advanced menu.
AF
3. Select “Options”.
Auto
• “Options” appears on the advanced menu only.
4. Select “Mode 1” or “Mode 2”.
Off
5. Select “Mode 1” or “Mode 2”.
Mode 2 (Mode Memory 2)
Setting
Metering
White Balance
Flash Intensity
Sensitivity
Available
Options
Mode Memory
Status
On
Off
Multi, Center, Spot
Auto, Daylight,
Shade, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Manual
Strong, Normal,
Weak
+3.0, +2.0, +1.0,
Normal
Multi
Setting at
power off
Auto
Normal
Normal
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
6. Select the item whose setting you want to
Initializing Power On Defaults and Power
Save
change.
7. Select “On” or “Off”.
Use the following procedure to initialize power on defaults
and the power save settings.
• Repeat steps 6 and 7 for other items if you want.
8. Select “Exit”.
IMPORTANT!
Note that performing the following procedure to initialize
power on defaults also initializes power save trigger
time settings (page E-45).
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 under “Turning
power on defaults on and off”.
2. Select “Power Save”, “Mode 1” or “Mode 2”.
3. Select “Power Save”, “Mode 1” or “Mode 2”.
4. Select “Restore”.
• The following table shows the power on default status
of each item following the above procedure.
5. Select “Exit”.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Item
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Initialized Setting
Power Save
Using the REC Menus
The REC menus make it easy to control image quality, white
balance, and other settings to suit specific conditions and
preferences. Each REC menu has two formats: a basic
menu and an advanced menu. Press DISP to toggle between the basic menu and advanced menu.
1 min
2 min
Mode 1 (Mode Memory 1)
Recording Mode
Off (P Mode)
Focus
Flash
Off (AF)
On (Last mode select)
NOTE
Digital Zoom
On (Last mode select)
Mode 2 (Mode Memory 2)
Metering
White Balance
Off (Multi)
Off (Auto)
Flash Intensity
Sensitivity
Off (Normal)
Off (Normal)
Recording Mode, Focus, Flash, Digital Zoom, Metering,
White Balance, Flash Intensity and Sensitivity settings
are retained when camera power is turned off by only if
you specify them as power on defaults (page E-71). All
other settings are retained when you turn off camera
power.
REC Menus
See “Menu Screens” on page E-31 for information about
how to use menus.
Basic menu items are indicated by BASIC .
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Picture
Quality
BASIC
Size
BASIC
Sharpness
Functions 1
Use this setting to control the quality of the image.
Fine / Normal / Economy
Drive
Mode
This setting specifies how the shutter operates.
Single
: Allows recording of five images at an
interval of about 2 seconds.
Continuous : Allows recording of sequential
images at an interval of about 0.5
second while the shutter button is
held down.
• With any of the above settings, the interval may be
longer at slow shutter speeds.
Metering
This setting sets the metering method.
Multi : Takes readings across the
entire image, and provides
balanced exposure settings.
Center : Takes reading at the center of
the image.
You can specify either of two image sizes in pixels.
2048 x 1536 / 1024 x 768
This setting specifies the sharpness of image
outlines.
Hard : Sharp outlines
Normal
Soft
: Soft outlines
Saturation
This setting controls the intensity of colors.
High : Colors appear deeper.
Normal
Low
: Colors appear lighter.
Contrast
This setting controls the difference between the light
areas and dark areas of the image. Contrast is not
applied in the Night Scene Mode.
High : Larger difference between light and dark.
Normal
Low
: Less difference between light and dark.
Spot
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: Takes reading at a very limited
spot at the center of the image.
Peripheral lighting does not affect this reading, so exposure
is based on the subject alone.
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
White
Balance
Flash
Intensity
Sensitivity
Functions 2
Use this setting to select the white balance setting
that makes the colors of the subject appear most
natural.
(Auto / Daylight / Shade / Tungsten /Fluorescent/
Manual)
Daylight
: Outdoors
Shade
: Blue tinted sunlight
Tungsten : Red tinted incandescent light
Fluorescent : Green tinted fluorescent light
Manual
: Sets up the camera for recording of
a white sheet of paper under
currently available light (page E-70).
Movie
Mode
Select the movie mode you want to use.
Normal / Past
BASIC
Digital
Zoom
This item fixes digital zoom at the setting you want.
Off / On
BASIC
Color
BASIC
Select the setting for the flash intensity you want to
use.
Strong / Normal / Weak
Select the approximate sensitivity level.
+3.0 / +2.0 / +1.0 / Normal
• Higher sensitivity can increase the chance of noise
in the image.
• Higher sensitivity can make it difficult to obtain
proper focus using Auto Focus. It does not change
the minimum brightness required for Auto Focus.
• In the Night Scene Mode, setting sensitivity to +3.0
results in actual sensitivity of about +2.0.
• Use of the flash automatically employs the "Normal" sensitivity setting.
• This setting automatically changes to “Normal” in
the Aperture Priority (A) Mode.
Grid
This item turns an on-screen grid
on or off. The grid can be used to
help align image components
vertically and horizontally.
Off / On
Time
Stamp
Use this item to turn time stamping on and off, and to
control the format of the stamp.
Off / YMD (Year-Month-Day) / D H:M (Day-Hour-Minutes) / YMD H:M (Year-Month-Day-Hour-Minutes)
Note that the time stamp cannot be deleted from an
image.
BASIC
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Use this setting to select the color mode you want.
Color / B/W / Sepia
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Options
Power
Save
Set Up
This item can be used to make power save settings
to preserve battery power.
Sleep (Off / 30sec / 1min / 2min) / Auto Power Off
(2min / 5min)
Card
Browser
BASIC
Format
Mode 1
Use this item to specify which of the following settings
are retained when camera power is turned off.
Recording Mode / Focus / Flash / Digital Zoom
BASIC
Date
BASIC
Mode 2
Use this item to select the card browser file type.
Off / Type1 / Type2 / Type3 / Type4
Use this item to specify which of the following settings
are retained when camera power is turned off.
Metering / White Balance / Flash Intensity /
Sensitivity
Video Out
BASIC
Language
BASIC
Beep
BASIC
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Select this item to format a memory card.
No / Yes
Use this item to specify the format of the date that
appears in the monitor screen, and to adjust the
date setting.
Style (Year/Month/Day / Day/Month/Year / Month/
Day/Year) / Adjust
This item can be used to specify the format of the
video output signal.
NTSC: Video format in the United States and
Japan
PAL:
Video format in Europe and other areas
This setting lets you select either English or
Japanese as the display language.
Use this item to turn the key input confirmation
tone off and on.
PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
The following describes the different techniques that you can
use to playback recorded images.
NOTE
The image that initially appears on the monitor screen
in the PLAY mode is a preview image. The full of
image appears after three seconds. Images copied
from another digital camera or a computer may take
longer time to appear.
Basic Playback Operation
The built-in monitor screen of the camera lets you play back
recorded images without connecting an external monitor.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
REC
OFF
PLAY
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to scroll through the images
stored in camera memory.
• Press [왘] to scroll forward and [왗] to scroll back. Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
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PLAYBACK
• To enlarge the movie image so it fills the entire monitor screen, press DISP. Pressing the DISP again returns the image to its original small size.
Playing Back a Movie
Use the following operation to play back a movie that was
recorded using the operation under “Movie Recording” on
page E-62.
• Pressing SET during movie play pauses playback.
Press SET again to resume playback.
• While movie playback is paused, you can use [왘] (forward) and [ 왗 ] (reverse) to move frame-by-frame
through the movie.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the movie you want to
4. After the movie is complete, press MENU.
play back.
3. Press SET to start playing back the movie.
• You can use [왘] (forward) and [왗] (reverse) while
playing back a movie to change the playback direction.
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PLAYBACK
Panorama Playback
• Pressing DISP changes to a small-image display.
Press DISP again to return to the full-screen size.
Use the following operation to playback panoramas recorded using the operation under “Panorama Recording” on
page E-64.
• Pressing SET during panorama play pauses playback. Press SET again to resume playback.
• While panorama playback is paused, you can use [왘]
(forward) and [왗] (reverse) to move frame-by-frame
through the panorama.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the panorama you
4. Press MENU to stop panorama playback.
want to play back.
3. Press SET to start panorama playback.
• You can change the direction of a panorama that is
playing back by pressing [왘] or [왗].
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PLAYBACK
5. Specify the area.
Using Zoom
• The portion of the selected area appears on the display at twice and a half its normal size.
The following operation lets you magnify an image to twice
and a half its normal size. Note that you can zoom only a
single still image.
• Use [왗] and [왘] to move the area selection frame left
and right. Use [왖] and [왔] to move it up and down.
6. To return the image to its normal size, press
IMPORTANT!
any button besides [왘], [왗], [왔], [왖].
Movie and panorama images cannot be zoomed.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the image you want to
zoom.
3. Press MENU.
4. Select “Zoom”.
• On the advanced menu, select “View”
“Zoom”.
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PLAYBACK
4. Use [ 왘 ] and [ 왗 ] to scroll through images
Displaying Nine Images
stored in memory.
The following operation lets you simultaneously view nine
images on the same screen. This capability is especially
useful when playing back to the screen of a connected TV,
and can be used to display a catalog of products, etc.
• To view a particular image in normal size, press DISP.
This causes the
mark to appear in the upper left
corner of the monitor screen. To produce an enlarged
view of an image, use [왘] and [왗] to move the
mark to the image you want and then press SET.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2
3
10
11
12
19
20
4
5
6
13
14
15
22
23
24
7
8
9
16
17
18
25
26
27
21
5. After you are finished, press any button besides [왘], [왗], or DISP to return to the normal
single-image display.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “9 Multi”.
• On the advanced menu, select “View”
1
“9 Multi”.
• The first image of the set is the image that was on the
screen when you performed step 2 of this operation.
The other images are those that sequentially follow
the first one.
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PLAYBACK
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
Slide Show
2. Press MENU.
Slide Show automatically scrolls through the images stored
in memory. You can also specify how much time should be
allowed between each image.
3. Select “Slide Show”.
• On the advanced menu, select “View”
“Slide Show”.
4. To stop Slide Show, press any button besides
MENU.
• Pressing MENU while a Slide Show is in progress
displays a screen that lets you change the interval
within the range of 3 to 30 seconds.
IMPORTANT!
Auto Power Off (page E-41) is disabled whenever Slide
Show is being used. This means you should not leave
Slide Show running when using batteries to power the
camera. Doing so can rundown batteries. Be sure to
stop Slide Show and turn off the camera after you are
finished.
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear.
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PLAYBACK
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
Screen Saver
2. Press MENU.
The screen saver function automatically activates Slide
Show (which automatically scrolls through images)
whenever you do not perform any operation for about five
minutes in the PLAY Mode. This protects the camera’s
monitor screen and the screen of a connected TV against
“burn in” of a static image that is left displayed too long.
3. Select “Tools”
“Screen Saver”
“On”.
• “Tools” appears on the advanced menu only.
• To turn off the screen saver, perform the above procedure and select “Off”.
• The screen saver activates if you do not perform any
operation for about five minutes in the PLAY Mode.
IMPORTANT!
• The screen saver is enabled only when the camera is
being powered by its optional AC adaptor. If you do
not perform any operation for five minutes under battery power, camera power automatically turns off
(Auto Power Off).
• The screen saver displays protected images only. The
screen saver is disabled if there are no protected images in memory.
• Photo Loader will not send images between the camera and a personal computer while the screen saver is
turned on. Make sure you turn off the screen saver
before trying to perform any image transfer operation.
Note that the screen saver is turned on when you purchase the camera.
• Press any key to exit the screen saver.
• When changing between images, the screen saver
uses the interval that is specified for Slide Show (page
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PLAYBACK
Using the PLAY Menus
Tools
The PLAY menus provide you with control over the display
format and DPOF settings, image delete and save operations, and other settings. Each PLAY menu has two formats:
a basic menu and an advanced menu. Press DISP to toggle
between the basic menu and advanced menu.
Protect
Use this item to protect images against deletion.
Select : Protects a single specific image.
Folder : Protects all images in a specific
folder.
All
: Protects all images.
DPOF
Use this item to specify images for printing on
a DPOF printer.
Select : Prints a single specific image.
All
: Prints a specific number of copies
of all images.
BASIC
PLAY Menus
See “Menu Screens” on page E-31 for information about
how to use menus.
Basic menu items are indicated by BASIC .
Zoom
Enlarges the image on the monitor screen.
9 Multi
Displays nine images on the monitor screen.
Set Up
View
BASIC
BASIC
Slide Show
BASIC
Automatically scrolls through the images oneby-one.
Screen
Saver
This item turns the screen save off and on.
Card
Browser
BASIC
Use this item to select the card browser file
type.
Off/ Type1 / Type2 / Type3 / Type4
Format
Select this item to format a memory card.
BASIC
Date
BASIC
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Use this item to specify the format of the date
that appears in the monitor screen, and to
adjust the date setting.
Style(Year/Month/Day / Day/Month/Year /
Month/Day/Year) / Adjust
PLAYBACK
Video Out
Set Up
BASIC
Language
BASIC
This item can be used to specify the format of
the video output signal.
NTSC : Video format in the United States
and Japan
PAL
: Video format in Europe and other
areas
This setting lets you select either English or
Japanese as the display language.
BASIC
Use this item to turn the key input confirmation
tone off and on.
Select
Deletes a single specific image.
Beep
Delete
BASIC
BASIC
Deletes all unprotected images in a specific
folder.
All
Deletes all unprotected images.
Folder
BASIC
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FOLDER
TYPES
FOLDER TYPES
• When you try to save the 251st image to a folder, the camera automatically creates a new folder and store the image
there.
• The above maximum numbers of files and folders are absolute maximums. The actual numbers of folders and files
may be less due to memory card capacity and the size of
each image.
• Panorama images are divided into multiple images and
stored on the memory card.
• See “USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER” on page E-106 for information about how files and
folders are organized.
• If there are more than 250 image files in a folder (due to
copying from another digital camera or a computer), only
the first 250 (in name sequence) can be played back.
Memory Card Folder Precautions
The camera automatically creates folders (directories) on
the memory card and assigns them names based on dates
(month and day). Any image you record is automatically
stored into the folder that corresponds to the date it is recorded.
• Up to 900 folders can be created on a single card. The following shows a typical folder name.
100_0719
Serial number
Day
Month
• Up to 250 image files can be stored in each folder. The
following shows a typical file name.
11070026.JPG
Month Day
Extension (JPG or AVI)
Serial number
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FOLDER TYPES
Selecting a Folder for Playback
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press /
.
3. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the folder you want to
select for playback.
4. Press SET to playback the first image in the
folder.
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IMAGE
PROTECTION
IMAGE PROTECTION
4. Select the image you want to protect.
Use the following operations when you want to protect
images against accidental deletion. A protected image
cannot be deleted until it is unprotected. You can protect
and unprotect a single specific image, all the images in a
particular folder, or all images currently on the memory
card.
IMPORTANT!
Formatting a memory card (page E-35) deletes all
images on the card, even if some or all of the images
are protected.
• Selected images are indicated by
.
• Repeat step 4 to select other images if you want.
Protecting and Unprotecting a Single Image
5. After all the images you want to protect are
selected, press SET to protect them.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Tools”
“Protect”
“Select”.
• “Tools” appears on the advanced menu only.
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IMAGE PROTECTION
Protecting and Unprotecting All Images
on a Memory Card
Protecting and Unprotecting Folders
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press /
1. Perform steps 1 through 2 under “Protecting
and Unprotecting a Single Image”.
.
2. Select “Tools”
3. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the folder you want to
protect.
“All”.
3. Select “Protect” or “Unprotect”.
4. Press SET.
• The
indicator in the upper left corner of an image
when image information is turned on indicates it is protected.
5. Press MENU.
6. Select “Tools”
“Protect”
• “Tools” appears on the advanced menu only.
“Protect”
“Folder”.
indicator does not appear when an image is
• The
not protected.
• “Tools” appears on the advanced menu only.
7. Select “Protect” or “Unprotect”.
• The
indicator in the upper left corner of an image
when image information is turned on indicates it is
protected.
• The
indicator does not appear when an image is
not protected.
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DELETING
IMAGES
DELETING IMAGES
Use the following operations when you want to delete images. You can delete the currently selected image, specifically selected image, all the images in a particular folder or
all images currently on the memory card.
Deleting the Currently Selected Image
1. Align the POWER/Function switch with PLAY.
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to display the image you want
IMPORTANT!
to delete.
• Image deletion cannot be undone. Before deleting an
image, make sure you no longer need it or you have a
back-up copy saved on you computer, on diskette, or
on some other medium.
• Be especially careful with “Deleting All Unprotected
Images” operation, which deletes all unprotected images in memory.
• A protected image cannot be deleted. See “Image
Protection” on page E-89 for details on protecting and
unprotecting images.
3. Press PREVIEW/
.
• You cannot delete an image that is protected.
• You can still use [왘] and [왗]to change to another image as this point, if you want.
4. Use [왔] to select “Yes”.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” and then
press SET, or press any other button besides [왘], [왗],
[왔], [왖], SET, or the shutter button.
5. Press SET.
• Deleting a panorama deletes all of the images that
make it up as well.
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DELETING IMAGES
NOTE
Deleting a Single Image
The camera does not maintain open spaces in its
memory. Deleting an image causes all images following
the deleted image to be shifted up.
1
2
3
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
4
3. Select “Delete”
“Select”.
4. Select the image you want to delete.
1
2
3
• Protected images are not displayed.
• Note that the first time you display an image its
is turned on.
5. Press [왔] or [왖] to toggle the
icon
mark of the
selected image on and off.
• If you want to delete more than one image, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
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DELETING IMAGES
6. After all the images you want to delete are se-
Deleting All the Images in a Folder
lected, press SET to delete them.
• Deleting a panorama deletes all of the images that
make it up as well.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press /
.
3. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the folder you want to
delete.
4. Press SET.
5. Press MENU.
6. Select “Delete”
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“Folder”.
DELETING IMAGES
7. Select “Yes” to delete the contents of the
Deleting All Unprotected Images
folder, or “No” to abort the delete operation
without deleting anything.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
• When the above procedure is performed while there
are protected images in memory, the first of the
protected images appears on the monitor screen
after the unprotected images are deleted.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Delete”
“All”.
4. Select “Yes” to delete all unprotected images,
or “No” to abort the delete operation without
deleting anything.
• When the above procedure is performed while there
are protected images in memory, the first of the protected images appears on the monitor screen after the
unprotected images are deleted.
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DPOF
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format,” which is a format for recording on a memory card or other medium which
digital camera images should be printed and
how many copies of the image should be
printed. DPOF makes it possible for a DPOF
compatible printer or professional print service to print images from a memory card without having to specify individual file names.
Printing Specific Images
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “DPOF”
“Select”.
• On the advanced menu, select “Tools”
“DPOF”.
4. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the image you want to
print.
5. Press [왔] or [왖] to toggle the
mark on (print)
or off (do not print).
• With this procedure, you can turn the
off for each individual image.
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mark on and
DPOF
6. Use [왔] and [왖] to specify the number of copies you want to print.
• If you want to specify more images for printing, repeat
steps 4 through 6.
• If you change your mind about printing an image,
press [왔] to clear its
mark.
7. After you are finished, press SET to exit the image specification procedure.
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DPOF
5. Use [왔] and [왖] to specify the number of cop-
Printing All Images
ies of each image you want to print.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “DPOF”
“All”
“Set print order”.
• On the advanced menu, select “Tools”
“All”
“Set print order”.
“DPOF”
• To cancel current print settings, select “Cancel print
order”.
6. After you are finished, press SET to exit the im-
4. Press SET.
age specification procedure.
• If you selected “Cancel print order” in step 3, pressing
the shutter button returns to the playback screen.
• The above procedure causes the
on all the images in memory.
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mark to appear
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
This camera is equipped with a VIDEO OUT terminal for
connection to a television or video deck, and a DIGITAL terminal and USB port for connection to a computer or other
equipment.
1 Cables
The type of cable you should use depends on the type of
equipment to which you are connecting.
2 Special USB cable
When connecting to a computer, use the special USB cable
and USB driver software that comes with the camera.
3 Special video cable that comes with camera
DIGITAL
Terminal
USB Port
Computer
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IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to turn off both the camera and other equipment before making any connections.
• Check the documentation that comes with your other
equipment for information you may need to know
when making connections.
• Leaving the same image displayed on a television or
computer display screen for very long periods can
cause the image to be “burned in” on the screen. When
this happens, a faint after-image remains on the
screen, even after you disconnect the camera. To avoid
this, you should not leave the same image displayed on
such a screen for very long periods.
• This camera does not support cable transfer of data
with other CASIO digital cameras.
VIDEO OUT
Terminal
Television
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CONNECTING
TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
IMPORTANT!
Connecting to a Television
• A television must have a video input terminal like the
one shown in the illustration to connect to this camera.
• Battery capacity (page E-30) and other displays that
normally appear on the camera’s monitor screen are
also displayed on the television screen.
Images being displayed on the camera’s monitor screen,
whether for recording or playback can also be displayed on
the screen of a connected television.
Accessory
video cable
Selecting the Video Output Signal Mode
You can select either of two common video output modes:
NTSC or PAL.
The video system you should use depends on the country
where you plan to use the output signal. In the United States
or Japan, for example, you should use NTSC, but in Europe
you need to use PAL.
Check with your local video or TV retailer if you are unsure
about which video mode you should use in your country.
TV
INPUT
L
R
VIDEO
AUDIO
VIDEO IN terminal
VIDEO OUT
terminal
IMPORTANT!
1. Connect one end of the video cable to the cam-
Selecting PAL causes the monitor screen to go blank
during video output.
era and the other end to the television.
2. Set up the television for video input.
1. Press MENU.
• See the documentation that comes with the television
for information about how to do this.
2. Select “Set Up”
3. The connection procedure is the same for both
“Video Out”.
3. Select the video mode you want to use.
recording and playback.
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CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
System Requirements
Connecting to a Computer
The following accessories are included with the camera to
make it easy for you to connect to a computer to transfer and
manage your images.
• USB cable
• USB driver software (on CD-ROM)
• Data Transfer Cable
• Photo Loader application (on CD-ROM)
USB Port Connections
The camera’s USB port and accessories make it easy to
connect to a computer equipped with a USB port. First install
the USB driver software that comes bundled with the camera
on your computer, and then use its special USB cable to
make the connection. Once connected, you can view images
on your computer's display and store images on its hard
disk.
• See the separate installation manual for information about
how to install the driver software on your computer.
Windows
Macintosh
• IBM PC/AT or compatible
computer pre-installed with
windows 2000 or Windows 98,
or pre-installed with Windows
98 and upgraded to Windows
2000
• 486 or higher CPU (Pentium
recommended)
• CD-ROM drive (for installation)
• Keyboard and mouse or
equivalent input device
• Available USB port
• Mac OS 8.5 or higher, Mac
OS 8.1 with USB system
extentions (iMac Update 1.0
is required)
• Power PC G3
• CD-ROM drive (for installation)
• Keyboard and mouse or
equivalent input device
• Available USB port
* Proper operation is not guaranteed
under the following conditions.
• A computer upgraded from
Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 to
Windows 98
• A computer upgraded from
Windows 95 or Windows NT to
Windows 2000
* This USB driver does not run under Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or
Windows NT.
* In the case of Windows 2000,
proper operation is guaranteed for
Windows 2000 Professional only.
* The USB driver may not run correctly under certain hardware configurations.
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CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
• Connecting the camera to a computer with the USB
cable causes the “USb” to appear in the camera’s indicator display. This simply means that the cable is connected but does not mean that the camera is being
recognized by the computer as an external storage
device. Perform the required operation on your computer to check whether the camera is being recognized by the computer as an external storage device.
• USB data communication becomes enabled whenever you connect the USB cable, regardless of
whether the camera is in the PLAY Mode or REC
Mode.
• Disconnect the USB cable after you are finished with
data communication.
• You cannot turn off the camera while the USB cable is
connected. Disconnect the USB cable first when you
want to turn off the camera.
USB Port Connection
Small
Computer
USB port
USB cable
Large
USB port
IMPORTANT!
• Whenever connecting the USB cable to the camera,
make sure the arrow mark on the plug is aligned properly with the arrow mark on the side of the camera’s
terminal.
• Plug the USB connectors into the ports as far as they
will go. Incorrect connection can result in improper operation.
• The camera is not supplied power by the USB cable.
Be sure to use the optional AC adaptor to power the
camera whenever using a USB cable connection.
• Never disconnect the USB cable while a data communication operation is in progress. Doing so can corrupt
memory data.
Data Transfer Cable Connection
You can use the Data Transfer Cable to connect to your personal computer through the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
Then you can save images on your computer’s hard disk using the Photo Loader application.
• See the separate installation manual for information about
how to install Photo Loader on your computer.
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CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
IMPORTANT!
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT Workstation 4.0
The Data Transfer Cable can be connected to an IBM PC/AT
or compatible that is equipped with a D-Sub9 RS-232C terminal.
RS-232C terminal
(D-Sub 9-pin)
Data Transfer
Cable
DIGITAL terminal
Macintosh
Connection of the Data Transfer Cable and operation of the
Photo Loader application is not supported on an Apple
Macintosh.
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• See the documentation that comes with Photo Loader
for information about system requirements.
• Be sure to turn off the camera, computer, and all peripherals (monitor, disk driver, etc.) connected to the
computer before connecting the digital camera with
the Data Transfer Cable.
• After connecting the camera to the computer, align the
POWER/Function switch with PLAY and then turn on
the computer. Note that data communication with a
computer is not possible while the POWER/Function
switch is in the REC position.
• Never connect or disconnect the cable while Photo
Loader is running. Doing so can cause problems with
program execution, can corrupt data, and can damage
the camera and your computer.
• Data transfer while camera batteries are low can result in sudden shutdown of the camera. Because of
this, use of the optional AC adaptor is recommended
whenever performing data communication with the
camera.
• This camera does not support data communication
with any of the optionally available CASIO PC link
software applications: LK-1, LK-1A, LK-10V, LK-11W,
LK-2, LK-2A, LK-2V, LK-21.
INFRARED
DATA TRANSFER
INFRARED DATA TRANSFER
This camera can perform IrDA data communication with digital equipment that supports IrTran-P protocol.
Infrared data transfer capabilities let you exchange image
data with another digital camera without physical connection.
• This camera uses IrDA IrTran-P protocol, which was jointly
developed by NTT, Sony, Sharp, Okaya Systemware and
CASIO to provide a means for transferring digital camera
still images using infrared signals. (January 1998)
Receiving Data
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Press
/
.
• This causes the receive stand by screen to appear.
IMPORTANT!
• IrTran-P communication can be performed only with
equipment that supports IrTran-P protocol.
• During IrTran-P image data transfers, the ID (product
identification string) of the other equipment is shown
on the camera’s monitor screen. The ID normally
shows the manufacturer and product name, but no ID
may appear at all, depending on how the equipment
was set up by the manufacturer.
• When performing IrTran-P data communication with
another QV-3000EX/Ir camera, images are transferred as-is, without any change in size (2048 x 1536
or 1024 x 768 pixels).
• When using IrTran-P data communication to send
image data to a CASIO QV-770 digital camera, QV3000EX/Ir 2048 x 1536 images and 1024 x 768 images are converted to 640 x 480 images.
• How images are affected by IrTran-P transfers with
other equipment depends on the other equipment.
3. Align the infrared port of the camera with the
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port of the sending unit, and start the send operation.
• See the documentation that comes with the sending
unit for details on its operation.
INFRARED DATA TRANSFER
4. Align the infrared port of the receiving device
Sending Data
Transferring a movie or panorama to another model Digital
Camera (other than the QV-3000EX/Ir) causes the images to
be ungrouped. Such images cannot be played back on other
CASIO Digital Camera Models. You can send a single
specific image.
that supports IrTran-P protocol.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
2. Use [왘] and [왗] to select the image you want to
send.
3. Press /
• Position the cameras so they are 10cm to 30cm apart
from each other.
.
• To cancel an image data send operation, press
MENU.
• This causes the send stand by screen to appear.
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INFRARED DATA TRANSFER
Infrared Data Transfer Precautions
• Make sure that the infrared ports of the sending unit and
the receiving unit are pointed straight at each other, and
that there is nothing blocking the path between them.
• To avoid problems that occur due to sudden loss of battery
power during infrared image transfer, we recommend that
you use the separately available AC adaptor specified for
this camera when transferring images.
• Avoid performing infrared data transfers in areas expose to
direct sunlight or other strong illumination.
• Such conditions as natural outdoor light, low battery power,
too much distance between infrared ports, and misalignment of infrared ports can cause failure of image transfers
or corrupted data.
• Proper image data transfer is impossible whenever there is
anything blocking either of the infrared ports.
• Do not locate any other infrared emitting device (such as
remote control units) or fluorescent lighting in the vicinity of
the cameras while they are performing infrared image
transfers.
• Failure to be able to establish an IrDA connection can
mean that the device you are trying to communicate with
does not support the IrDA standard, or that the applications
being used are not compatible. When this happens, you
probably have to connect the camera to the computer with
a separately available cable for data transfer.
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USING CompactFlash
CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
Other Desktop Computer Configurations
Setting Up to Access CompactFlash Card
Contents From Your Computer
You can use any of the three methods described below to
access the contents of a memory card with your computer.
You can use the Photo Loader software to save images on
the memory card to your computer.
Some desktop computers require a separately available PC
card reader/writer and the optionally available CASIO CA-10
PC Card Adaptor to read memory card contents. See the
instructions that come with the PC card reader/writer and the
PC Card Adaptor for details on using this type of configuration.
CompactFlash Memory Card Slot
If your computer has a CompactFlash Memory Card Slot, insert the camera’s memory card into the slot.
PC Card Slot
In this case you need an optionally available CASIO CA-10
PC Card Adaptor. See the instructions that come with the PC
Card Adaptor and the documentation that comes with your
computer for details on using this type of configuration.
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USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
CompactFlash Card Directory Tree
Memory Card Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data is stored
on the memory card 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.
<¥DCIM¥>
INDEX.HTM
QVCAM.QVS
(Parent Folder)
(Card Browser Main File)
(Management File)
HTML
INDEX2.HTM
MENU.HTM
(Card Browser Folder)
Card Browser Files: Files and folders
required for the Card Browser display
(
)
...
DCF Protocol
100_MMDD
100_MMDD.QVS
MMDD0001.JPG
MMDD0002.JPG
MMDD0003.AVI
(Main Image Folder)
(Management File)
(Main Image File)
(Main Image File)
(Main Movie File)
...
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines the format for
image files data and the directory structure for the memory
card, so images can be viewed using another manufacturer’s
DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
In addition to support for the DCF protocol, your CASIO digital camera also shows dates in image folder names and image file names, which helps to make data management
easier.
PREVIEW
DATA.HTM
INDEX1.HTM
MMDD0001.JPG
MMDD0002.JPG
MMDD0003.JPG
(Preview Folder)
Card Browser Files: Files and folders
required for the Card Browser display
(Preview Image File)
(Preview Image File)
(Preview Image File for Movie File)
(
...
101_MMDD
102_MMDD
(Image Folder)
(Image Folder)
...
<¥MISC¥>
AUTPRINT.MRK
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(DPOF File Folder)
(DPOF File)
)
USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
• Main Movie File
Contents: Movie file recorded by the camera
Folder and File Contents
• Parent Folder
Contents: All files used by the digital camera
• Card Browser Main File
Contents:Template for card browser, which is used for
viewing image previews with a web browser
• Management File
Contents: Information about folder management, image
sequence, etc.
• DPOF File Folder
Contents: DPOF files
• DPOF File
Contents: Printer data
• Preview Folder
Contents: Preview images
• Preview Image File
Contents: Preview images of still image and movie files
used for temporary playback and card browser previews
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• Image files recorded with the CASIO QV-3000EX/Ir Digital
Camera
• DCF protocol image files
Certain DCF functions may not be supported.
• Card Browser Folder
Contents: Files used by the card browser
• Card Browser File
Contents: Data used by the card browser
• Main Image Folder
Contents: Image files recorded by the camera
• Main Image File
Contents: Still image file recorded by the camera
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USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
Personal Computer
Card Browser
• This camera uses management files to manage the sequence and attributes of image files. Because of this, adding files, deleting files, changing management file contents, or changing file sequence and attributes with your
computer can cause panorama images to become
ungrouped. It can also result in slower image scrolling on
the camera.
• When transferring CompactFlash card contents to a hard
disk, floppy diskette, MO disk, or other external storage,
keep everything in the DCIM folder together. Changing the
name of the DCIM folder to a date is a good way to keep
track of your images. However, be sure to change the
name of this folder back to DCIM if you ever copy it back to
the memory card for playback on the camera. This camera
does not recognize any folder name besides DCIM.
• The above is also true about the names of folders inside
the DCIM folder. These folders must be returned to the
names assigned to them by the camera whenever you
copy the DCIM folder back to the memory card for playback
on the camera.
• Never delete or modify the QVS file in any way.
• We also strongly recommend that after transferring data
from a CompactFlash card to other external storage that
you re-format the card and delete its contents before using
it to record more images.
Card Browser makes it possible to use a browser application
to view images recorded with the QV-3000EX/Ir.
• The HTML file generated by this camera is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later, or Netscape
Communicator 4.5 or later. It cannot be viewed using
Photo Loader.
• QuickTime is required to play back AVI movie files.
1. Press MENU.
2 Select “Set up”
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“Card Browser”.
USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
3. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the Format and then
NOTE
press SET.
Pressing DISP in place of SET in step 4 immediately
starts Card Browser file generation, which is indicated
by the message “One moment please…” on the monitor screen. Never turn off camera power while this
message is on the display.
There are four Card Browser formats.
Type1 ........ This is a powerful format that provides detailed information about each image and
also includes a Slide Show feature.
Type2 ........ This format is a viewer with a Slide Show
feature.
Type3 ........ This format shows information about each
image. You should be able to use it with any
browser, regardless of version.
Type4 ........ This format provides basic image viewing.
Since it is the simplest option, you should be
able to use it with just about any browser,
regardless of version.
• Note that the Type1 and Type3 formats use Java Script, so
their use requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later,
or Netscape Communicator 4.5 or later.
• Turning on Card Browser causes an HTML file to be generated whenever you turn off camera power.
• Selecting “Off” in step 3 of the above procedure turns off
Card Browser.
• Creation of an HTML file causes an INDEX.HTM file and
other files to be added to the DCIM folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Though the camera’s monitor screen goes blank when
you turn off power, the operation lamp continues to
flash for some time as the camera internally generates
a Card Browser file (when Card Browser is turned on).
Performing any of the operations while the operation
lamp is flashing not only stops generation of the Card
Browser file, it can also result in corruption of the image data on the CompactFlash Card.
Note that a Card Browser file may be corrupted if batteries are low or if the CompactFlash Card becomes
full during file generation.
• If the CompactFlash card in the camera has a large
number of files on it, it may take quite a bit of time for
the camera to generate the required HTML files and
actually turn off after you slide the POWER/Function
switch towards OFF.
Because of this, we recommend that you normally
leave Card Browser turned off, except when you actually want to generate HTML files.
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USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
• This camera generates a Card Browser file whenever
you turn off power. When the card in the camera contains a large number of files, it may take some time for
the file generation operation to be performed. You can
turn off the Card Browser feature if you do not want a
file generated each time you turn off camera power.
How to use the HTML file
Viewing HTML File Contents
Load the CompactFlash card into a card slot of your computer (page E-106). Now drop the INDEX.HTM file (in the
DCIM folder) onto your Web browser to display a list of all
images contained on the CompactFlash card.
For information about importing data from a memory card,
see “Setting Up to Access CompactFlash Card Contents
from Your Computer” (E-106) and “Connecting to a Computer” (E-100).
Folder name
Image
File name
Clicking on a folder name displays the following data about
the images contained in the folder.
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USING CompactFlash CARDS WITH YOUR COMPUTER
Saving an HTML File
File name
Image
Image
information
Image Information
File size (KB)
Resolution (pixels)
Quality
Recording mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Digital zoom
Date
Model
• You can use the Photo Loader application that comes
bundled with the camera to easily save the images in the
HTML file to a computer. See the documentation that
comes with Photo Loader for details.
• Before using the CompactFlash card again (after storing its
images on other media), delete all its current files or reformat the card.
• In the case of Type1 and Type3, Slide Show displays 1024
x 768 size images in the same size as 2048 x 1536 images.
• The index screen uses the contents of the Preview Folder
(page E-107). Images copied from another digital camera
or a computer may not have preview images, and so they
do not appear in the index screen. If this happens, scroll
through the images on the monitor screen until the copied
images appear. At this time, the camera automatically generates a preview image, which will now appear on the Card
Browser index screen.
Click Index to return to the image list.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Power Supply
No power
3. Wrong AC adaptor
Sudden power failure
1. Auto Power Off
2. Low battery power
3. Use of manganese batteries.
indicator on LCD
No recording when shutter
button is pressed
Recording
Probable Cause
1. Batteries not loaded correctly.
2. Dead batteries
Auto Focus cannot focus
the image.
Action
1. Correctly load batteries (page E-38).
2. Replace all four batteries with a set of new ones
(page E-38).
3. Use only recommended AC adaptor .
1. Turn power back on.
2. Replace all four batteries with a set of new ones
(page E-38).
3. Replace manganese batteries with alkaline,
lithium or Ni-MH batteries.
Batteries are about to go dead.
Replace all four batteries with a set of new ones
(page E-38).
1. The POWER/Function switch is aligned with
PLAY.
2. Flash unit is charging.
3. The message “MEMORY FULL” is on the
monitor screen.
4. Insufficient memory card capacity or no memory
card loaded in camera.
1. Align the POWER/Function switch with REC.
1. Lens is dirty.
2. The object you want to focus is not in the focus
frame.
3. Conditions make it impossible to obtain proper
focus.
4. Camera is unsteady or shaking.
1. Clean off the lens.
2. Aim the camera so the object you want to focus
is in inside the focus frame.
3. Switch to the Manual Mode and focus manually.
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2. Wait until flash unit charging is finished.
3. Delete images you no longer need from camera
memory.
4. Load a memory card.
4. Use a tripod to steady the camera.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Recording
Symptom
Probable Cause
Action
The recorded image is out
of focus.
The focus setting is not correct.
Make sure the subject you want to focus is within
the Auto Focus Frame when you record the
image.
Power failure during selftimer operation
Low battery power
Replace all four batteries with a set of new ones
(page E-38).
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1. Failure to focus the image while the camera is
in the Manual Mode.
2. Attempting to record scenery or portraits in the
Macro Mode.
3. Attempting to use the Auto Focus Mode while
the subject is within 50cm of the camera.
1. Focus the image before recording it.
Viewfinder image is dim.
Diopter is not adjusted correctly.
Rotate the diopter dial until the area inside the
Auto Focus frame appears clear.
Poor color and brightness
when indoors
Indoor fluorescent lighting
Shoot under incandescent or other nonfluorescent lighting (page E-49).
Cannot perform movie
recording.
1. Movie Record Mode is not selected.
2. Insufficient camera memory capacity.
1. Select the Movie Record Mode (page E-62).
2. Delete images you no longer need from camera
memory.
Recorded image is not
saved.
1. Loss of power before image is stored in memory
1. Replace all four batteries with a set of new ones
(page E-38).
2. Never open the memory card cover until the
image is fully saved.
2. Memory card cover was opened before the
image was fully saved.
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2. Use the Auto Focus Mode for scenery and
group shots.
3. Use the Macro Mode for close ups.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Action
1. Reflection from sunlight or light from another
source
2. Image quality setting
1. Reorient the camera so that light is not shining
directly into lens.
2. Use the Recording Menu to change to a higher
image quality for recording.
No [왘]/[왗] button operation
during nine-page display
Button operation during page change
Wait until an image is on the monitor screen
before performing a button operation.
Cannot find an image.
1. Memory card images recording using a camera
that does not support DCF.
1. The file management systems of cameras that
do not support DCF are different from the one
used by this camera. This camera cannot read
cards recorded with such cameras.
2. Make more room available on the memory card
by deleting some of its images or other data.
Playback
Deletion
Probable Cause
Colors of recorded image
are different from those on
the display when image
was composed.
2. Management files required to display images
cannot be created.
Camera is connected to a
TV, but LCD monitor
contents do not appear on
TV screen.
1. Incorrect camera-TV connection
Images cannot be displayed
when downloaded back to
the camera from a computer.
The images were on a memory card when they
were opened on the computer for editing and then
resaved back to the memory card.
Use the Photo Loader application to download
edited images back to the camera.
Delete operation does not
operate.
All images are protected.
Unprotect the images you want to delete (page E89).
2. Wrong TV set up
3. Wrong video mode is selected.
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1. Connect correctly using the video cable (page
E-99).
2. Set up the TV correctly.
3. Change the video mode.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Probable Cause
Some functions are not available for playback of
certain types of images.
Select a different function or change to the Record
Mode.
No buttons or switches
operate.
•
Remove batteries and disconnect the AC adaptor
if you are using one. Restore power and turn the
camera on. If this does not work, contact your
dealer or an authorized CASIO service provider.
•
Other
Action
Cannot select items in the
Playback Menu.
Malfunction due to static electrical charge or
strong impact.
Camera is connected to a computer.
Slide Show starts even
though it is not selected.
Activation of the screen saver.
Turn off screen saver (page E-84).
Nothing appears on the
monitor screen.
1. The camera is in the Sleep state.
2. Communication over the USB cable is in
progress.
1. Exit the Sleep state.
2. After the communication operation over the
USB cable is complete unplug the USB cable
from the camera.
Cannot perform infrared
data communication.
1. Other device does not support IrTran-P protocol.
1. Communicate only with devices that support
IrTran-P protocol.
2. Orient the infrared ports of the two devices so
they are pointed directly at each other (page
E-104).
3. Move the sending and receiving devices away
from the source of the problem.
2. Sending and receiving units are not positioned
correctly.
3. Object blocking the infrared light path, another
device using infrared light is in the vicinity, or
fluorescent lighting.
4. Direct sunlight
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4. Avoid infrared data communication in direct
sunlight.
MESSAGES
MESSAGES
Can’t play
PANORAMA
3. Use [왔] and [왖] to select “Yes”, and then press
SET.
• Select MENU if you want to abort the reformat
procedure without deleting anything.
• Completion of the format operation is indicated by
the message “NO IMAGE” appearing on the
monitor screen. This message also indicates that
the memory card was formatted successfully.
This message appears when there is not enough
memory to perform panorama recording. Delete
some images from the memory card to make
room for the new image.
CF ERROR
Perform the following procedure whenever a
You must format the memory card starts to behave abnormally.
CompactFlash card
before using it with Important!
this camera.
The procedure described below deletes all imFORMAT MENU
ages stored in the memory card. Make sure all of
your important images are backed up onto a
computer hard disk or other storage medium before performing this procedure.
To reformat a memory card
1. Connect the AC adaptor to the camera and switch
to AC power or load a new set of batteries into the
camera.
• Power failure while a format operation is being
performed aborts the reformat operation.
MEMORY FULL
Change quality or
delete unneeded
images.
Not enough memory for recording in the current
quality mode. Change to another quality mode, or
delete some images from the memory card (pages
E-55, 91).
MEMORY FULL
Delete unneeded
images.
• Not enough memory for further recording. Delete
some images from memory card (page E-91).
• DCIM folder or other file (page E-107) cannot be
created due to insufficient memory when downloading data from a computer to the memory card.
Use your computer to delete unneeded images to
free up memory card space for the images you are
downloading. You could also press the MENU
button and format the memory card in the camera,
but doing so deletes all image files currently
stored on the memory card.
NO FORMAT
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card before trying to use it (page E-35).
2. Press MENU.
There is no memory card installed in the camera.
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MESSAGES
RECORD ERROR
This message appears when the image you are trying to record cannot be compressed for some reason. Try changing the angle of the camera to the
subject.
REPLACE BATTERY! Battery power is low. Camera power turns off
automatically shortly after this message appears.
There are no images No images are stored in memory card.
on this memory card!
This camera cannot
display the image
you selected!
The JPEG image file you are trying to display is either corrupted or is a format that is not compatible
with this camera.
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
Description ......................... Digital camera
Image Deletion ................... Single image; all images in a folder; all
images in memory (with image protection)
Model .................................. QV-3000EX/Ir
Recorded Image
File Format ......................... Still images (including panoramas):
JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.1), DCF standard
(Design rule for Camera File system),
DPOF compatible, Movies: AVI
Recording Medium ............ CompactFlash card (Type I/II)
Recorded Image Size ........ 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1024 x 768 pixels
Standard Memory Capacity, Number of Image Files,
Computer Output Image Size
Number of images
Quality
File size
FINE
1.4
MB/image
1
MB/image
600
KB/image
350
KB/image
250
KB/image
150
KB/image
(pixels)
2048
x
1536
NORMAL
ECONOMY
1024
x
768
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Storage Capacity
Recording Time
8MB
memory card
64MB
memory card
340MB
Microdrive
5
images
6
images
11
images
19
images
27
images
43
images
43
images
60
images
99
images
167
images
229
images
365
images
245
images
342
images
562
images
943
images
1292
images
2054
images
Movie
Approximately 300KB/second
30 seconds per movie (NORMAL)
10 seconds per movie (PAST)
• The above figures are approximations only.
Lens .................................... F2 to 2.5; f = 7 to 21mm (equivalent to
33 to 100mm lens for 35mm film)
Zoom ................................... Optical zoom, 3X; Digital zoom: 6X (in
combination with optical zoom)
Image size is 1024 x 768 pixels when
digital zoom is used.
Focusing ............................. Contrast-detect Auto Focus; manual focus with macro mode and focus lock
Still
Image
size
Imaging Element ................ 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total Pixels: 3.34 million, Effective Pixels; 3.24 million)
Focus Range ...................... Normal focus: 0.3m to ∞
Macro focus: 6cm to 30cm (1X zoom)
9cm to 30cm (2X zoom)
The focusing range is the distance from
the lens surface to the subject.
Exposure Control
Light Metering: ................ Multi-pattern, center point, spot by CCD
Exposure: ........................ Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE
Exposure
Compensation: ................ –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Exposure Range: ............ Approximately EV7 to EV16
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 2 to 1/1000 second
Aperture .............................. F2 to F8, auto switching or manual
switching
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SPECIFICATIONS
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Battery Life
The values noted below indicate the number of hours before battery failure
under normal operating temperature (25°C). These values are for reference
only, and do not guarantee that any particular set of batteries actually will
provide the service life indicated. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: ................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range: ................... Approximately 0.5 to 4 meters
Recording Functions ........ One-shot, continuous, movie, panorama, landscape, night scene, portrait,
self-timer, macro
Monitor ................................ 1.8" TFT, low-glare color HAST LCD
(122,100 pixels, 555 x 220)
AA-size Alkaline
Batteries LR6
AA-size Lithium
Batteries FR6
AA-size Ni-MH
Batteries NP-H3
Continuous
Playback
145 minutes
270 minutes
170 minutes
Continuous
Recording
210 shots
900 shots
660 shots
• The above figures are approximations only.
• The above guidelines are based on the following battery types:
Alkaline: MX1500 (AA) DURACELL ULTRA
Lithium: Energizer
• Battery life varies with brand.
Viewfinder .......................... LCD Monitor or optical viewfinder
Clock ................................... Built-in quartz digital timepiece for time
and date recording and storage with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
Input/Output Terminals .... DIGITAL IN/OUT, USB port (special
mini port), AC adaptor connector,
VIDEO OUT (NTSC, PAL)
Type of
Operation
Continuous recording values show the number of shots without using the
flash. The number of shots depends on use of the flash and whether flash
is turned on or off.
Power Consumption ......... Approximately 6.6W
Dimensions ........................ 134.5(W) x 80.5(H) x 57.5(D) mm
Weight ................................. Approximately 320g
(excluding batteries)
Infrared Communication .. IrDA1.1; IrTran-P compliant
Power Supply ..................... Four AA-size alkaline or lithium batteries
Four AA-size nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries (NP-H3)
AC adaptor (AD-C620)
AC adaptor charger (BC-3HA)
Standard Accessories ...... 8MB CompactFlash memory card,
Neck strap; lens cap; cap holder; soft
case; USB cable; video cable; data
transfer cable; CD-ROM; four LR6
alkaline batteries; Basic Reference,
Bundled Software user’s Manual
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SPECIFICATIONS
• This camera does not have a separate battery to power its clock.
Clock settings are cleared whenever power to the camera is cut off
(by batteries going dead while the camera is not connected to an
AC power outlet with the AC adaptor) for about 24 hours. After
power is resumed, either by loading fresh batteries or connecting to
an AC power outlet, you will have to set the correct time and date
again.
• The liquid crystal panel built into this camera is the product of precision engineering, with a pixel yield of 99.99%. This also means,
however that 0.01% of the pixels can be expected to fail to light or
to remain lit at all times.
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