User manual | Argus Camera Bean - Carabiner Digital Camera User Manual

User Manual
Package Contents:
Bean - Carabiner Camera
Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
USB Cable/Video Cable
AC Adapter
User Guide
ArcSoft PhotoImpression
and Driver Installation CD
CONTENTS
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Getting to Know Your Camera .................................................. 3
1. Configuration & Installation .................................................... 3
2. LCD Display ........................................................................... 4
3. Setup ..................................................................................... 7
4: Turning on/off the Camera ..................................................... 8
5. Taking Pictures ...................................................................... 8
6. Video Recording: ................................................................. 10
7. Still Image Review ............................................................... 10
8. Digital Zoom......................................................................... 13
9. Play Video Files on a Television .......................................... 14
Ⅱ. Setting up Your Camera ......................................................... 16
1. Setup in Capture Mode ........................................................ 16
2. Setup in Video Mode............................................................ 21
3. Setup in Playback Mode: ..................................................... 22
4. Other Setup ......................................................................... 24
Ⅲ. Software & download ............................................................. 31
1. Web-Cam Driver Installation ................................................ 31
2. Using as a Web-Cam ........................................................... 37
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3.
Downloading Images ......................................................... 38
Ⅳ. Maintenance .......................................................................... 38
1. Camera ................................................................................ 38
2. Battery ................................................................................. 39
3. Memory Card ....................................................................... 39
4. Caution ................................................................................ 41
Ⅴ. Specifications & System Requirements:................................. 41
1 . Camera Specifications ........................................................ 41
2. System Requirements: ...................................................... 43
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I
Getting to know your camera
1. Configuration & Installation
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1. Menu Button
3. Activity Light
5. Joystick
7. Shutter Button
9. SD card Slot
11. Flash
13. Lens
2.Mode button
4. Charge LED
6.Power button
8.LCD screen
10. USB jack
12.Self-timer indicator
14. Clip
2. LCD Display
Video Capture
00:00:24
Vid e o m o d e
The tim e o f re c o rd ing
Re so lutio n ind ic a to r
640x480
320x240
Ba tte ry le ve l ind ic a to r
00:00:24
Em p ty
Ha lf
Full
T
White b a la nc e ind ic a to r
Clo ud y
Da y Lig ht
Dig ita l zo o m b a r
Fluo re sc e nt
Tung ste n
W
Auto
Me m o ry c a rd insid e
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Image Capture
Pho to ta ke n/ p ho to c a p a c ity
Ca p ture m o d e
EV Va lule
Re so lutio n ind ic a to r
2592x1944
2048x1536
1600x1200
12/1511
Ba tte ry le ve l ind ic a to r
Em p ty
Ha lf
Full
EV+ 0.0
1280x960
640x480
Se lf-tim e r ind ic a to r
White b a la nc e ind ic a to r
Clo ud y
Da y Lig ht
Fluo re sc e nt
Tung ste n
T
Fla sh c o ntro l ind ic a to r
Fo rc e o ff
Auto m a tic a lly fo rc e o n
10 Se c o nd
Dig ita l zo o m b a r
Fo rc e o n
Qua lity ind ic a to r
Sup e r
Auto
W
Fine
No rm a l
Me m o ry c a rd insid e
20 Se c o nd
Da te sta m p
During Playback
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2.1 LCD status
Push the joystick left to change the LCD status as shown below:
00:00:24
12/1511
EV+ 0.0
DISP
DISP
DISP
Attention:
You can not change the LCD status in the following
situations:

While in Setup;

While previewing files in the thumbnail mode;

While in slide show mode.
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3. Camera Setup
3.1 Battery
This digital camera uses a rechargeable li-ion battery. Before
using this camera please charge the battery for at least 4 hours.
The battery can be charged by connecting the camera to the AC
adapter and connecting to a wall outlet or by connecting the
camera to computer via the USB cable.
Note: When the camera is charging, the Charge LED is Red
and this light turns off when charging is complete. If charging
the camera via USB, turn the camera off before connecting it to
the computer.
3.2 Insert a memory card
Insert the memory card to the card slot carefully with the label
facing the LCD screen.
Attention:

If the SD card does not go completely into the slot, do not
force it; remove and insert again.

To remove the card press the edge of the card gently and
then release it.
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4: Turning on/off the camera
1) To turn on the camera, press the power button. The LCD
screen and the busy light will turn on.
2) Press the power button again to turn off the camera.
5. Taking Pictures
1): Press the power button to enter default capture mode; If the
camera is in playback or video capture mode, press the
mode button until the icon
flashes briefly on the screen
and remains in the upper left corner of the screen to enter
the capture mode.
2): Press the shutter button to take pictures.
Attention:
 Do not take the memory card or battery out when camera is
saving the image, otherwise, the image won't be saved.
 The screen will power off automatically if the camera is
inactive for 30 seconds. Press any key other than the power
button to restart the screen.
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5.1 Flash
Auto: The camera determines if
flash is required.
Flash on: The flash will always fire.
Flash off: The flash will not fire.
When in capture mode, push the joystick to the right to adjust the
flash setting.
● When the flash is charging, the screen will remain blank.
process takes between 3 and 5 seconds.
This
● Do not use the flash in a well lit environment as it will cause a
poor exposure.
● The flash function will not be usable in “Burst snapshot” mode
and video mode.
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6. Video Recording:
1): Press the mode button until the icon”
“ flashes briefly on
the screen and appears on the upper left of screen;
2): Press the shutter button to start recording;
3): Press the shutter button again to stop recording the video.
Attention:
● The total amount of recording time depends on the capacity of
the internal memory or the SD card.
7. Playback
7.1 Still Image Review
a): Press the Mode button until the icon
to enter playback mode.
b): Push the joystick left/right
next image or video file.
flashes on the screen
to show the previous or
c): When previewing images, push down on the joystick to
display the index screen. (See the details on page 11 )
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7.2 Playing video files
Please note that when reviewing video files on the camera,
sound is not available. To hear the audio, download the files to
a computer.
a): Press the mode button to enter playback mode.
b): Push the joystick left/right
to select video file (AVI).
c): Press the shutter button to play video file and press shutter
again to end playing.
d): Push the joystick left/right button
or next file.
to show previous file
e): Push down on the joystick to pause and press it again to
continue.
7.3. Thumbnail Images
a) Press the menu button in image playback mode when the
images are showed in single full screen mode , then push the
joystick up/down
to select “thumbnail”, push the joystick
right
to display the index screen.
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b) Push the joystick left/right/up/down
to select
image and press the shutter button to return to the single
image screen.
Attention: You can also push the joystick down to enter the
thumbnail mode while a still image is displayed.
7.4. Delete files
a)
In playback mode press the menu button to enter the menu
interface, push the joystick up/down
to select “delete
current” or “delete all”.
b) Selecting “Delete Current” will delete the current image. Push
the joystick right to confirm and exit.
c) Select “Delete All” to delete all the files. Push the joystick
right to confirm and exit.
You can also push down on the joystick when files are shown in
thumbnail mode. In playback mode, a dialogue box “Confirm
delete? Yes, No” will appear, select “Yes” with pushing the
joystick left and push down on the joystick to delete the selected
file.
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7.5: Lock image
This function can protect the files which from being deleted
accidentally.
a)
In playback mode press the menu button to enter the menu
interface. Push the joystick up/down
to select “lock”,
push the joystick right
to show: “lock current”, “lock all”,
“unlock current”, “unlock all”;
b) Push the joystick up/down
operation;
to select the necessary
c) Push down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to playback mode.
8. Digital Zoom
To change the zoom:
In the camera/video/playback mode, push the joystick up/down
to zoom in or zoom out.
Attention:
● Digital zoom may affect the quality of the image. The higher
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digital zoom multiples, the lower of the image quality,
maximum 4X digital zoom is available.
● In playback mode the AVI files cannot be enlarged. These are
video files that can only be viewed and displayed unless
downloaded to a computer.
9. Playing video files on a Television
a): Connect the camera to a TV with the AV cable;
b): Power on the TV and switch it to AV mode;
c): Power on the camera and set it to playback mode;
d): Push the joystick left/right
to select file to play, press
the shutter button to play video file.
Attention:

The camera screen will automatically power off when the AV
cable is connected to it but the battery will still be used;

The TV system (NTSC/PAL) will affect the image quality,
please select the proper TV system to match the
requirement in your region. (see P.15 for TV output setting).
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
Adjust the television if the image does not display at the
center of TV screen.

Only use the cable that accompanies this camera to connect
the camera to the TV.
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II Setting up your camera
1. Setup in Capture Mode
In capture mode, press the menu button to enter the main menu
for 2 options:”Image” mode and “Setup” mode: Select “Image” to
adjust the following settings: Resolution, Quality, White Balance,
Color Effect, Exposure, DateStamp, Selftimer, and Burst
Snapshot
A. Resolution:
This function allows you to select the still image size.
a) Push the joystick down
to select “resolution” , then push
the joystick right for 5 options : 2592*1944,2048*1536,
1600*1200,1280*960,640*480. The default resolution is
2592*1944 or 5 MegaPixel.
b) Push the joystick up/down
to select the desired size.
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
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d) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
B.
Quality:
Note that the higher the quality setting, the larger the image
file.
a)
Push the joystick down
to select “Quality” and then push
it right
for 3 options: “Super”, “Fine”, “Normal”.
b) Push the joystick up/down
image quality.
to select the desired
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d)
Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
C. White Balance:
Normally, the “Auto” setting will set the optimum white
balance automatically. If natural colors can’t be obtained
with auto white balance, you can set the white balance
manually to suit the respective light source.
a) Push the joystick down
to select “White Balance”, and
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push it to the right
for 5 options: Auto, Day Light,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, and Cloudy.
b) Push the joystick up/down
to select the proper mode.
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
D. Color Effect:
This function can color tune an image.
a)
Push the joystick down
to select “Color Effect”, followed
by right
for 3 options: “Color”, “Sepia”, “Monochrome”;
b) Push the joystick up/down
setting.
to select the desired color
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm.
d)
Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
E. Exposure:
The EV value can be adjust from -2.0 to 2.0; you can lighten
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or darken your photos by adjusting the EV value.
a) Push the joystick down
right
;
to select “Exposure”, then push it
b) Push the joystick left/right
to adjust the exposure from
-2.0 to +2.0; then Press down on the joystick to confirm the
setting.
c) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
F: Date Stamp:
The date will be shown at the lower right corner of the image
when viewing the image.
a) Push the joystick up/down
push it right ;
to select “Date Stamp”, then
b) Push the joystick up/down
“Disable”;
to select “Enable” or
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
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G: Self-timer:
Use the Self-timer to set a delay from the time the shutter
button is pressed to the time the image is shot.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Self-timer”, then
push it right
to show: “Disable”, “10SEC”, “20SEC”;
b) Push the joystick up/down
desired;
to select the time you
c) Press the joystick vertically to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
Note: set “Disable” if you want to cancel the self-timer.
H: Burst Snapshot:
Use this function to take 3 pictures continuously.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Burst Snapshot”,
then push it right
to show: “Single”; “Burst”;
b) Push the joystick up/down
“Burst”;
to select “Single” or
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
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d) Press the menu button to return to capture mode.
2. Setup in Video Mode
There are 3 options available by pressing the menu button in
video mode: “Resolution”, “Frame rate”, and “White balance”.
A: Video Resolution:
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Resolution” then
push it right
for 2 options: 640*480 or 320*240.
b) Push the joystick up/down
to select resolution.
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to video mode.
B: Frame rate:
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Frame rate”, then
push it right
for 2 options: 30FPS or 15FPS. The higher the
setting for “Frames Per Second”, the smoother the video on
playback but the larger the file size.
b) Push the joystick up/down
to select the frame rate you
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desired;
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return to video mode.
C: White balance
This is the same as the setting under the capture mode (See
page 4).
3. Setup in playback mode:
Under image playback mode, press the menu button to enter the
main menu for 2 options: “Play” and “Setup”.
There are 7 Options in “Play” mode: Delete Current, Delete All,
Lock, Thumbnail, Set logo, Rotate, and Slideshow.
A. Delete image
See details on page 12.
B.
Lock image
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See details on page 13.
C. Thumbnail
See details on page 11.
D. Rotate
Press “menu” button in image playback mode and push the
joystick up/down
to select “Rotate”. Push the joystick right
to enter rotate mode: 90º, 180º and 270º. Push the joystick
up/down button
to select the desired degree of rotation
and Press down on the joystick to confirm the setting. Press the
menu button to return to playback mode.
Note: The rotation function is disabled if the size of the
picture is 5M (2592x1944).
E. Slide show:
a) Push the joystick up/down
then push it right
to start;
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to select “slide show” and
b) Press down on the joystick to pause and press it again to
continue .
c) Press the shutter button to stop slideshow.
4. Other setup
When in capture mode, video mode, image playback mode,
press the menu button to enter the main menu. Push the joystick
right to select “Setup”.
There are 11 Options in “Setup” mode: Language(Abc), Auto
Power Off, TV Output, Play Logo, Light Frequency, Date/Time,
Buzzer, Format, Default Settings, USB Mode, Firmware Version.
A: Language (Abc):
Use this function to select a language for display menus and
other information.
a) Press the menu button to enter the setup interface;
b) Push the joystick right
to select “Setup”;
c) Push the joystick up/down
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to select “Language(Abc)”,
then push it right
to launch the submenu, push it up/down
again
to select the desired language; and press down on
the joystick to confirm the setting;
d) Press the menu button to return.
B: Auto Power Off :
For power save, the camera is turned off automatically after
a period of inactivity time.
b) Push the joystick up/down
c) Push the joystick right
“120Sec”.
to select “Auto Power Off”.
for 3 options: “Disable”, “60Sec”,
d) Push the joystick up/down
to select the power off time,
and press down on the joystick to confirm the setting;
e) Press the menu button to return.
C: TV Output
TV Output should be set to either NTSC or PAL depending
on your region.
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a) Push the joystick up/down
b) Push the joystick right
“PAL”.
to select “TV Output”.
to launch the submenu: “NTSC;
c) Push the joystick up/down
to select the proper TV mode;
then press down on the joystick to confirm the setting.
d) Press the menu button to return.
D: Play Logo
Use this function to turn on or off the startup image.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Play Logo” then
push it right
for 2 options: “Enable” or “Disable”.
b) Push the joystick up/down
to select the operation you
need and press down on the joystick to confirm.
c) Press the menu button to return.
Attention: No startup image will be displayed when you select
“Disable”.
E: Light Frequency
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Light Frequency should be set to either 60Hz or 50Hz
depending on your region.
a) Push the joystick up/down
b) Push the joystick right
to select “Light Frequency”.
for 2 options: 50HZ or 60HZ.
d) Push the joystick up/down
to select the frequency then
press down on the joystick to confirm.
e) Press the menu button to return.
F: Date/Time
This camera can record the shooting date and time basing
on the Date/Time function.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Date/Time”; then
push it right
to launch the submenu.
b) Push the joystick up/down
month, date, hour and minute.
to change the value of year,
c) Push the joystick right to select the items : year, month, date
and time.
d) Press down on the joystick to confirm.
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e) Press the menu button to return.
G: Buzzer:
This function sets the sound indicator on or off.
a) Push the joystick up/down
b) Push the joystick right
to select “Buzzer”.
for 2 options: Enable, Disable.
d) Push the joystick up/down to select what you want and then
press down on the joystick to confirm.
e) Press the menu button to return.
H. Format
This function will ERASE all data stored on the memory card
if you are using one, or all data stored in the internal
memory if there is no card inserted. Be sure to backup the
important files before formatting.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Format”.
c) Push the joystick right
for 2 options, select” Yes” with
pushing the joystick up to format the camera memory or SD
card.
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e) Press down on the joystick to confirm and start formatting.
I.
Default setting
Use this function to reset all camera settings to default.
a) Push the joystick up/down
to select “Default setting”.
b) Push the joystick right
for 2 options: “load” or “NO”; select
“load” with pushing the joystick up to get the default setting.
c) Press down on the joystick to confirm.
d) Press the menu button to return.
J. USB Mode
Select “PC Camera” mode when you use this camera as a Web
camera.
Select “Mass Storage” when you download, delete or upload file,
it can also be used as the removable disk.
Mode switch:
a)
Press menu button to enter “Setup”.
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b)
Push the joystick up/down
c) Push the joystick right
camera”.
f)
to select “USB Mode”.
for 2 options: “Mass storage”; “PC
Push the joystick up/down
to select “mass storage” or
“PC camera” and then press down on the joystick to confirm.
g) You can also press the mode button to switch the USB mode
between “Mass storage” and “PC camera” quickly when the
camera is connected to the PC with an USB cable.
K. Firmware version
a) Power on and press the menu button to enter “Setup”;
b) Push the joystick up/down
c) Push the joystick right
update date.
to select “Firmware version”;
to display the firmware version and
d) Press down on the joystick to exit.
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III Software & download
1. Web-Cam Driver Installation
Before connecting the camera to the computer, insert the CD into
the CD-ROM drive of your PC, An interface appears as follows,
Click the “Install Driver” to install the camera driver. This
process is only necessary to use the Web Camera function.
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Select the installation language
Connect the camera with PC by USB cable, power on the
camera then press the mode button to select “PC CAMERA”
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An interface “Found New Hardware Wizard” appears. Select
“Yes, this time only” and then click “next”
Select “Install the software automatically (Recommended)”, click
“next”;
If “hardware installation” interface appears, click “Continue
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Anyway”
If the following interface appears, click “cancel”;
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An interface “Found new hardware Wizard” appears, select “Yes,
this time only”, then click “next”;
Select “install the software automatically (Recommended)”, click
“next”;
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If “hardware installation” interface appears, click “Continue
Anyway”;
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The installation is finished and now you can use the Web camera
function;
2. Using as a Web-Cam
1. Power on the camera. Press “mode” button to Select “PC
camera” .
2. Double click the icon “my computer” on the desktop of PC.
” Then you can start to use the
3. Double click the icon “
pc-cam function
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3.
Downloading Images
Set the USB mode to “mass storage”, and then the camera
becomes a removable storage device:
a): Connect the camera and PC with the USB cable ;
b): Double click the icon “my computer” on the desktop of PC;
c): Double click “
”icon;
d): Double click “DCIM” file folder;
e): Copy all the files to your PC.
Note: Do not take out the SD card or the batteries when you are
copying the files to PC, otherwise the files might be destroyed or
lost.
IV. Maintenance
Always keep your camera and accessories in proper condition.
1. Camera
Only use dry, soft and clean cloth to clean the lens and LCD.
Do not use rough cloths or cleaner on the camera.
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Do not store the camera in the sun or in a high-temperature
environment.
Wait few minutes before using when bring the camera from a low
temperature environment to a warm environment.
2. Battery
The status of the internal battery can be seen on the LCD
display:
Full
Half
Empty
In addition to the regular use of the camera, the following factors
can influence battery life:

LCD use.

Use of the flash.

Temperature (it will shorten the lifetime of the battery when
the camera is used in low temperature environment).
3. Memory card
Before using, format an SD card in the following situations:
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a): If the SD card has not been formatted previously.
b):
Repeat formatting if the camera does not recognize the card
although it has been formatted before;
c):
Format the card before using it with another camera.
Attention: Make sure that the card is unlocked before inserting
the card into camera. All data will be deleted when the card is
formatted, please backup the data before formatting.
Memory card format
a. Confirm the card is unlocked.
b. Insert the card before turning the camera on.
c. Press “MENU” button then select “Setup”.
d. Push the joystick UP/DOWN
to select “format”.
e. Push the joystick right to launch the submenu.
f.
Select “yes” by pushing the joystick up then press down on
the joystick to start formatting.
g. Press the menu button to exit.
Attention: do not pull out the card during image capture.
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
Types of cards that can be used in this camera:

Standard SD card(8 MB – 2GB)

The camera may be unable to recognize non-standard
cards or a card formatted by another device (such as
another camera) so format the card in this camera
before using.
4. Caution
To avoid risk of electric shock, do not open the camera or attempt
to fix the camera by yourself.
Do not use the camera if it has been submersed in water.
V Specifications & system requirements:
1 . Specifications
sensor
5 Mega pixel CMOS
2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536,
Image resolution
1600 x 1200,
1280 x 960, 640x 480
Internal 32MB Flash, External SD
storage
card(8MB to 2GB)
JPEG, EXIF 2.2, DCF1.1,
File format
MJPEG(AVI)
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Capture
Video Quality
snapshot speed
Self timer
zoom
White balance
exposure control
illumination
PC-Camera mode
interface
TV output
TFT monitor screen
power
OSD language
focal range
aperture
Auto power off
System required
Weight
Dimensions
Single/Burst
VGA 640x480 ,
QVGA 320X240
Electronic shutter:1/3 ~ 1/4096 sec
10 sec/20 sec
4 x digital zoom
Auto、Daylight、Tungsten、
Fluorescent 、Cloudy
-2.0~+2.0(in 0.5 step)
Auto
640x480
USB1.1
NTSC/PAL
1.5” TFT LCD monitor screen
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
English/French/German/Spanish/Ch
inese/Italian/Portuguese
f=6.4mm
F=2.8
60sec/120sec
WIN98SE /2000/ME/XP/Vista
Approx. 75g
(without SD card)
Approx: 97.5x65x39 mm
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Note: The product design and the specifications are subject to
change without prior notice.
2. System Requirements:
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista
CPU: Pentium III 800MHz and upper
Memory:64 MB and upper memory
Disk space:At least 128 MB
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