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DC3410
User's Manual
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Taking care of your camera
• Do not use your camera outside of the following environmental ranges:
• temperature: 0°C to 40°C; relative humidity: 45% ~ 85%
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
• Direct sunlight
• High humidity and dusty locations
• Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat source
• In a closed car that is directly under the sun
• Avoid vibration
• If your camera gets wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Seawater may cause severe damage.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol to clean your camera.
• Use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens.
• Do not touch the lens with your fingers.
• To prevent electrical shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera
by yourself.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Store your camera in a dry place.
• Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Do not use your camera in water.
• If any foreign substance or water gets in the camera, turn the power off immediately and disconnect the transformer. Send the camera to a maintenance center for
repairs.
• Transfer data to a computer as soon as possible to avoid losing data.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Features .................................................................................................. 2
Unpacking ............................................................................................... 2
Components .......................................................................................... 3
Getting Started
Attaching the Hand Strap ................................................................... 4
Turning the Camera Off and On ...................................................... 4
Recharging the Battery ........................................................................ 4
Using an SD/MMC Flash Memory Card .......................................... 4
Using the DC 3410
Understanding the LCD Display Icons ............................................ 5
Taking Photos ........................................................................................ 7
.................................................................................................................. 8
Recording Audio Clips ...................................................................... 11
Recording Movie Clips ...................................................................... 11
Playback Mode ..................................................................................... 12
Setup Mode .......................................................................................... 15
Making Connections
Installing the Driver (Windows 98SE) ........................................... 18
Installing Software ............................................................................... 18
Downloading Files to a Computer ................................................. 19
Viewing Photos and Movie Clips on a Television ....................... 19
Using the DC 3410 as a PC/Web Cam ......................................... 19
Using QLink ......................................................................................... 20
Disconnecting the Camera ............................................................... 20
Appendix
Warning/Error Messages and Codes ............................................. 21
System Requirements ........................................................................ 22
Service Information & Technical Support ..................................... 22
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INTRODUCTION
Features
The BenQ DC 3410 Digital Camera is a powerful but easy to use digital still image, audio
and video recorder that links seamlessly with your computer. Major features include:
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Long-lasting built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
USB or power adapter charge the camera directly
Unlimited movie recording with sound (duration depends on memory)
Dictaphone function
Up to 3 mega pixels resolution with 4x digital zoom
Q-link software simplifies downloading and managing files
Three games for great fun anywhere, anytime
Unpacking
Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items below are damaged or missing:
DC 3410 Digital Camera
AC power adapter
Audio/video cable
USB cable
Hand strap
DC 3410 Software CD-ROM
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Components
Front View
Viewfinder
Self-timer indicator LED
Video/audio recording on
Flash
Lens
Focus mode switch
Lens cover
Speaker
Rear View
Mode dial
Shutter button
Q-Link button
Indicator LED
Direction button
(up/down/left/right)
Viewfinder
TFT LCD display
Menu/Cancel button
LCD/Set button
Side View
Bottom View
Hand strap eyelet
F
SD
Video OUT connector
USB connector
SD/MMC card slot
DC IN connector
Tripod mount connector
Memory card
compartment door
Top View
Mode dial
Shutter button
Microphone
Power switch
3
Mode Dial
Audio mode
Playback mode
Video mode
Snapshot mode
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GETTING STARTED
Attaching the Hand Strap
1. Run the small looped end of the hand strap through the
hand strap eyelet.
2. Bring the other end of the strap through the loop and pull.
Turning the Camera Off and On
You can turn the camera off and on in two ways:
• Open and close the lens cover to turn the power on and off
(snapshot and movie mode only)
• Press and hold the power switch to turn the power on and
off
Recharging the Battery
The DC 3410 is equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery
that can be recharged by connecting the included AC power
adapter or by connecting the camera to a computer with the
included USB cable. Recharging takes about two hours.
USB
The indicator LED next to the viewfinder glows orange when
the battery is charging. When the battery is charged, the
indicator LED turns off.
Warning: Use the adapter that came with your DC3410. Do
not use other adapters.
Note: A minimum of 5 minutes charging time is required to regain minimal power of the
digital camera.
Using an SD/MMC Flash Memory Card
The DC 3410 is equipped with 16MB of built-in flash memory. Images are stored in the
internal memory if an SD/MMC card is not inserted. If an SD/MMC card is inserted, new
images are stored on the SD/MMC card, and not in the camera’s built-in memory.
Inserting an SD/MMC Card
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Open the memory card compartment cover.
3. Insert the SD/MMC card into the slot until you
hear a click.
4. Close the compartment cover.
LOC
K
8MB
Removing an SD/MMC Card
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Open the memory card compartment cover.
3. Press down on the edge of the SD/MMC card. The card will spring up.
4. Gently grasp the card and pull it out. Close the compartment cover.
Note: If you are using an SD/MMC card in the DC 3410 for the first time, you must format
it. See page 15 to learn how to format the card.
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USING THE DC 3410
The DC 3410 digital camera has five basic operating modes: Snapshot mode, Video mode,
Audio mode, Playback mode and Setup mode. All of the camera’s functions can be accessed
through these modes.
The DC 3410 is designed to be fast and easy to use while at the same time giving you full
access to a wide range of settings. This chapter shows you how to use and adjust these
settings.
Before proceeding, familiarize yourself with the buttons below. You will use these
extensively in the following sections of the manual.
Shutter button
Mode dial
Direction buttons
(
/
/ / )
Playback mode
Snapshot mode
Video mode
Audio mode
Menu/Cancel button
LCD/Set button
LCD display
Understanding the LCD Display Icons
When the camera is in Snapshot mode, icons appear on the LCD display to indicate camera
settings. Depending on your camera’s settings, the illustration below may be different from
your own camera.
Number of photos
that can still be
taken
Flash mode
Operating mode
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Image resolution
White balance
Digital zoom
Photo effect
640
A
2.0x
A
SD
Macro Mode
+1.0
Battery
Light metering
EV bias
5
SD/MMC card
present
Miss focus
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LCD Display Icon Index
First Level
Second Level
Record mode
Single shot mode
Self-timer mode
Burst mode
Image resolution
2048x1536
1600x1200
1280x960
640x480
Image quality
Fine
Normal
Photo effect
Auto
Portrait
Scene
Black and white
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Tungsten light
Fluorescent light
EV bias
-2.0 to +2.0
Light metering
Center average
Point
Frame average
Date imprint
On
Off
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Taking Photos
1. Open the lens cover. The power turns on automatically.
2. Set the Mode dial to Snapshot
mode to take still images,
Video
mode to shoot video, or Audio
mode to record
audio.
3. Switch the Focus Range switch to either Macro
(for subjects
Snapshot Mode
between 0.3m to 0.4m from the lens) or Normal
(for subjects beyond 1.0m).
4. Frame the shot in the viewfinder, hold the camera still, and press the Shutter button.
5. The Indicator LED starts blinking immediately after the Shutter button is pressed.
6. When the Indicator LED stops blinking you can take another shot or recording.
Note: If you forget to open the lens cover, a “Lens Cover Closed” icon appears on
the LCD display. Open the cover to proceed.
Setting the Snapshot Mode
The DC 3410 supports three different snapshot modes.
Single Shot mode: records a single still image when the shutter button is pressed.
Self-Timer mode: records a single still image ten seconds after the shutter button
is pressed.
Burst mode: records three still images in quick succession (approx. one photo
every 0.1 seconds at 1600x1200) immediately after the shutter button is pressed.
1. Set the Mode dial to Snapshot
mode.
2. Set the Focus Range switch to either Macro
or Normal
mode. Use Macro mode if the subject is between 0.3m and 0.4m
from the camera lens. Use Normal mode if the subject is more
Normal
Macro
than 1.0m from the lens.
Note: If macro is on, the macro
display.
icon appears on the bottom right corner of the LCD
3. The LCD Display button has three functions: to turn the display on with all icons visible, to turn the display on with only the function mode icon visible, and to turn the
display off. Press the button until all icons appear on the display.
4. Press the Menu MENU button. The Snapshot setup menu appears on the display.
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5. Select the Single Shot, Self-Timer or Burst mode by pressing the left
arrow buttons.
6. Press the Menu MENU button to exit the menu or press the down
to move on to the next setting.
and right
arrow button
Setting the Image Resolution
The DC 3410 supports four different image resolutions that can be selected from the
Snapshot setup menu show below.
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1.
2.
3.
4.
1280 x 960
Set the Mode dial to
and press the Menu MENU button.
Press
and
to select the image resolution menu.
Press and to select the resolution setting.
Press the Menu MENU button to exit the menu or use
and
to move on to the next setting.
640 x 480
Setting the Image Quality
You can choose between Fine and Normal image quality settings. Note that fewer photos
are stored in memory if you use the Fine setting.
Fine
Normal
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the Mode dial to
and press the Menu MENU button.
Press
and
to select the image quality menu.
Press and to select the quality setting.
Press the Menu MENU button to exit the menu or use
and
to move on to the next setting.
Setting the Photo Effect
The DC 3410 has four built-in photo effect modes.
Auto: When in automatic mode, the camera will adjust itself automatically to take
the best possible picture under the given conditions.
Portrait: This preset is optimized for taking “head shots” of people. The lens
focuses more on the center of the frame than on the peripheral areas.
Scene: This preset is optimized for taking landscape pictures. The lens focus is
evenly distributed over the area in the frame.
Black and White: Use this photo effect if you want to take black and white (gray
scale) pictures
1. Press
and
to select the
image quality menu.
2. Press and to select the resolution setting.
3. Press the Menu MENU button to exit
the menu or use
and
to
move on to the next setting.
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Adjusting the White Balance
There are five white balance settings to choose from:
Auto: The camera adjusts itself automatically. It is recommended that you use this
setting except under unusual lighting conditions.
Daylight: Use this setting in bright outdoor settings or under strong lighting.
Cloudy: Use this setting when taking photos in overcast conditions.
Tungsten: This setting should be used in a tungsten light environment.
Fluorescent: This setting should be used in a fluorescent light environment.
1. Press
and
to select the
image quality menu.
2. Press and to select the resolution setting.
3. Press the Menu MENU button to exit
the menu or use
and
to
move on to the next setting.
Setting the EV Bias (Exposure)
Set the EV bias to increase or decrease the camera lens’ exposure value. This allows more
or less light to pass through the lens. Adjusting this setting in particularly bright or dark
environments can improve the quality of the photograph. A higher EV bias value results in a
brighter photograph.
1. Press
Bias
2. Press
and
menu.
or the
to select the EV
SET
3. Press and to change the EV bias
value (from -2.0 to +2.0).
4. Press the Menu MENU or Set SET
button to confirm your selection
Set button.
Setting Light Metering
The DC 3410 has three built-in light meter presets that you can use to optimize photo
results in various lighting conditions.
Center Average: The camera adjusts itself based on the average light measurement
over the center region of the viewfinder.
Point: The camera adjusts itself based on a point light measurement at the center of
the viewfinder.
Average: The camera adjusts itself based on the average light measurement over the
entire region of the viewfinder.
1. Press
and
to select the light
metering menu.
2. Press and to select the meter
setting.
3. Press the Menu MENU button to exit
the menu or use
and
to
move on to the next setting.
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Setting the Date Imprint
You can choose to have the current date imprinted over your photos. This function can be
turned off.
Date Imprint ON
Date Imprint OFF
1. Press
and
to select the date
imprint menu.
2. Press and to select the date
imprint setting.
3. Press the Menu MENU button to exit
the menu or use
and
to
confirm move on to the next setting.
See page 16 for information on setting the camera’s date.
Setting the Flash Mode
When the DC 3410 is in Auto mode (see page 8), you can change the flash setting when
setting up the shot in the viewfinder by pressing / . There are four flash settings:
Auto: The camera automatically fires the flash if necessary.
Red Eye: This setting is used to reduce the “red-eye” effect that occurs when light is
reflected off of the eyes of people and animals.
On: The flash fires regardless of lighting conditions.
Off: The flash does not fire.
Zooming In and Out
The DC 3410 is equipped with a digital zoom feature that
you can use to take close-up shots of up to x4.0.
1. Frame the shot in the LCD display.
2. Press
to zoom closer in steps of x0.2 from x1.0
to x4.0.
3. Press
to zoom out in steps of x0.2.
4. Press the Shutter button to take the shot.
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640
A
2.0x
A
SD
+1.0
Zoom
indicator
Reviewing and Deleting a Photo
After you take a photo you can view it in the LCD display and choose to delete it.
1. Press . The image appears in the
LCD display.
2. Press the Menu MENU button.
3. Press and to select “Yes” or
“No”.
4. Press the Set SET button to confirm your selection and return to
the previous mode.
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Recording Audio Clips
The DC 3410 records audio through the microphone
located at the top of the camera body. The length any audio
recording is limited only by the amount of free memory
remaining in the camera’s built-in memory or on the SD/
MMC card if one is inserted. The remaining recording time
appears on the LCD display in HH:MM:SS format. Audio
recordings are stored in standard WAV file format.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Audio
mode.
2. Press the Shutter button once to begin recording.
An on screen timer displays the elapsed time.
3. Press the Shutter button again to stop recording.
Recording will stop automatically when the camera’s
memory capacity has been reached.
Audio Mode
00:00
SD
10 30
SHUTTER
See page 13 for information on playing back recorded
audio. See page 19 to learn how to download audio files to
your computer.
Recording Movie Clips
Remaining audio recording
time shown in hours, minutes
and seconds.
You can use the DC 3410 to record movie clips in AVI file
format. Video duration is limited only by the amount of free
memory remaining in the camera’s built-in memory or on
the SD/MMC card if one is inserted. The remaining
recording time appears on the LCD display in HH:MM:SS
format.
Video Mode
1. Turn the Mode dial to Video
mode.
2. Press the Shutter button once to begin recording.
An on screen timer displays the elapsed time.
3. Set the Focus Range switch to either Macro
or
Normal
mode. Use Macro mode if the subject is
between 0.3m and 0.4m from the camera lens. Use
Normal mode if the subject is more than 1.0m from
the lens. If Macro is turned on, the
icon appears.
4. Press the Shutter button again to stop recording.
Recording will stop automatically when the camera’s
memory capacity has been reached.
SD
SHUTTER
10:30
Remaining video recording
time shown in minutes
and seconds.
See page 13 for information on playing back movie clips. See page 19 to learn how to
download video files to your computer.
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LCD Display Icon Index
First Level
Second Level
Deleting Files
Delete Current File
Delete All Files
Thumbnail Mode
Enter and Exit
Thumbnail Mode
Locking Files
Lock Current File
Unlock Current File
Lock All Files
Unlock All Files
Slide Show Mode
Begin and End Slide
Show
DPOF
Enter DPOF Mode
Game Mode
Enter Game Mode
Playback Mode
You can view photographs and videos or listen to recorded
audio on the DC 3410 at any time using the built-in LCD
display or speaker.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
mode.
2. Turn the camera power on.
3. The latest. file stored in memory appears on the
LCD display. Depending on the type of file, the
screen will be similar to one of the following illustrations.
Playback Mode
30 30
640
SD
SD
SD
2003 10 31
Image Playback Screen
4. Press
and
30 30
SET
Audio Playback Screen
to scroll through the files.
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Playing Back Audio Clips
1. Press
and
to adjust the volume.
2. Press the Set SET button to begin playing the
audio file.
3. Use and to rewind and fast forward through
the file.
4. Press the Menu MENU button at any time to stop
playback.
Volume Indicator
SD
SET
30 30
Playing Back Movie Clips
1. Press
and
to adjust the volume.
2. Press the Set SET button to begin playing the video file.
3. Press the Menu MENU button at any time to stop playback.
Deleting Files
When in Playback mode you can delete individual images, movie clips and audio clips. You
can also delete all of the files in memory.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
mode, turn the camera power on and press the
Menu MENU button.
2. The Delete
icon is selected.
3. Use and to select Delete Current
or Delete All .
4. Press the Set SET button.
5. Use and to select “Yes” or “No” and press the Set SET button to confirm your
selection. Press the Menu MENU button to cancel the selection and return to the Playback menu.
Thumbnail Mode
Thumbnail mode allows you to view up to nine small images simultaneously on the LCD
display.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
mode, turn the camera power on and press the
Menu MENU button.
2. Press
to select the Thumbnail
icon.
3. Press the Set SET button to enter thumbnail view.
4. Use , ,
and
to scroll through the thumbnails.
5. Press the Set SET button again to return to the playback menu.
Locking Files
There may be times when you want to make sure that certain photos, movie clips or audio
clips are not accidentally deleted. To prevent files from being deleted from memory, use the
lock function.
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1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
Mode, turn the camera power on and press the
Menu MENU button.
2. Press
to select the Lock
icon.
3. Use and to select one of the following:
Lock Current File
Unlock Current File
Lock All Files
Unlock All Files
4. Press the Set SET button to make your selection.
5. Use and to select “Yes” or “No”.
6. Press the Set SET button to confirm your choice or press the Menu
cancel and return to the Playback menu.
MENU
button to
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Slide Show Mode
Slide show mode displays each photo in memory on the LCD display for about two seconds.
Movie and audio clips are not played in slide show mode.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
Mode, turn the camera power on and press the
Menu MENU button.
2. Press
to select the Slide Show
icon.
3. Press the Set SET button once to begin the slide show. Press the Menu MENU button
to end the slide show.
Printing Photos Directly from the Camera (DPOF)
The DC 3410’s Digital Printer Order Format (DPOF) function lets you print photos directly
to any printer that supports this protocol. Refer to your printer’s manual for information.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
Mode, turn the camera power on and press the
Menu MENU button.
2. Press
to select the DPOF
icon.
3. Press the Set SET button once to enter the DPOF menu.
4. Use
and
Copies: Use
to select one of the following;
and
to select the number of copies you want to print.
Date Imprint: Use and to toggle between “On” and “Off”.
Reset Current: Press the Set SET button to cancel the settings you made for the
last photo you selected.
Reset All: Press the Set SET button to cancel the settings you made for all the
photos you selected.
Note: To use DPOF, images must be stored on an SD/MMC card.
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Game Mode
The DC 3410 includes three puzzle games that incorporate pictures that are stored in the
menu. Each game has
camera’s memory. You can access the games from the Playback
four difficulty levels.
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Setup Mode
Setup mode allows you make adjustments to several of the
camera’s basic settings. The setup menu is indicated by the Setup
icon and can be accessed in any of the camera modes.
1. Turn the Mode dial to Playback
or Snapshot
mode,
Access the Setup menu
turn the camera power on and press the Menu MENU butin any mode
ton.
2. Press
once, followed by . The Setup
menu icon is highlighted in green.
3. Press
and
to scroll through the Setup menu.
First Level
Second
Level
First Level
Second
Level
Copy and
Format
Memory
Copy to SD/
MMC Card
Set Beep On
or Off
On
Copy to
Internal
Memory
Format
Memory
Reset File
Name
Numbering
Set Date and
time
LCD Display
Brightness
Off
Video
Format
Yes or No
NTSC
PAL
Power-saving
Mode
Set values
Bright
On
Off
Normal
Restore
Default
Settings
Yes or No
Software
Version
Display
version
number
Copying and Formatting Memory
The DC 3410 gives you the ability to copy the contents of the camera’s internal memory to
an SD or MMC card. You can also copy SD/MMC card contents to the camera’s internal
memory.
Formatting either the built-in memory or an inserted SD/MMC card completely erases the
memory’s contents and prepares it for use. You must format an SD/MMC card if you are
using it with the DC 3410 for the first time.
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1. Enter the setup menu and press
2. Use
and
to select the Copy/Format
menu icon.
to select one of the following:
Copy to
SD/MMC Card
Copy to Internal Memory
Format Memory
Note: If an SD/MMC card is not inserted, only the “Format Memory” option is available.
3. To copy the contents of internal memory, select either the “Copy to SD/MMC Card”
icon or the “Copy to Internal Memory”
icon and press the Set SET button.
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4. Use and to select “Yes” or “No” and press the Set SET button to confirm your
selection. Press the Menu MENU button to cancel and return to the Setup menu.
5. To format the contents of memory, select the “Format Memory”
icon and press
the Set SET button.
6. Use and to select “Yes” or “No” and press the Set SET button to confirm your
selection. Press the Menu MENU button to cancel and return to the Setup menu
Note: Formatting memory when an SD/MMC card is installed erases and formats the
contents of the card only. To format internal memory, the card must be removed.
Resetting File Names
All still images, audio clips and movie clips are given file names that follow the format
“IMG_xxxx.yyy” where “xxxx” is a number from 0001 to 9999 and “yyy” is the file format
(JPG, WAV or AVI). The file number is incremented automatically by the camera. Reset this
number to “0001” (or the next available number) as follows
1. Enter the setup menu and press
to select the Reset Filename
menu icon.
2. Press the Set SET button and use and to select “Yes” or “No”. Press the Set
SET
button to confirm your selection or press the Menu MENU button to cancel and
return to the Setup menu.
Setting the Date and Time
Because date and time are stored as metadata with each file recorded by the DC 3410, it is
important to set this properly.
1. Enter the setup menu and press
to select the Set Date and Time
menu icon.
2. Press the Set SET button.
3. Use and to navigate between year, month, date, hour and minute setting. Press
and
to adjust the values for each.
4. Press the Set SET button or the Menu MENU button to confirm your changes and
return to the Setup menu.
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Adjusting LCD Display Brightness
By default, the DC 3410 LCD display brightness is set to “Bright”. This setting is useful when
using the camera outdoors or under bright lights. To maximize battery use, however, you
can set the LCD display brightness to “Normal”.
1. Enter the setup menu as described above and press
to select the LCD Brightness
menu icon.
2. Use and to choose between Bright
and Normal .
3. Press the Menu MENU button to confirm your selection.
Turning Sound/Beep On or Off
1. Enter the setup menu and press
to select the Sound/Beep
menu icon.
2. Use and to choose between On and Off.
3. Press the Menu MENU button to confirm your selection.
Setting the Video Format
Although the DC 3410’s video format is preset at the factory to Regional Video Formats:
suit the region of purchase, you can change the DC 3410’s video NTSC: USA, Japan, Canada,
format if necessary.
Taiwan
This setting is important when you connect the DC 3410 to a
monitor or television.
PAL: Europe, Australia, Asia
(excl. Taiwan)
1. Enter the setup menu as described above and press
to select the Video Format
menu icon.
2. Use and to choose between NTSC
and PAL
3. Press the Menu MENU button to confirm your selection.
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Turning Power Saving Mode On or Off
Power saving mode conserves battery life by turning the LCD display off after three minutes
of inactivity and turning the camera power off after five minutes.
1. Enter the setup menu as described above and press
to select the Power Saving
menu icon.
2. Use and to choose between On
and Off .
3. Press the Menu MENU button to confirm your selection.
Restoring Default Settings
You can restore the DC 3410’s default factory settings at any time. Restoring default
settings overrides any settings you have made in the past.
1. Enter the setup menu and press
to select the Reset Default
menu icon.
2. Press the Set SET to enter the confirmation menu. Select Yes or No and press the
Menu MENU button to confirm your selection.
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MAKING CONNECTIONS
The DC 3410 makes it quick and easy to download photos, audio clips and video clips to
your computer for storage, editing and sharing with friends and family. You can also use the
DC 3410 as a mass storage device to store and transfer files of any type between computers
or as a PC/Web camera for videoconferencing and recording video directly to your
computer’s hard drive.
Installing the Driver (Windows 98SE)
If your computer’s operating system
is Windows 98SE you must install the
driver software that is included on
the DC 3410 software installation
CD-ROM before connecting the DC
3410 to your computer for the first
time.
To install the driver, insert the CDROM into your computer’s CD-ROM
drive and wait for the software
installation screen to appear. If this
screen does not appear automatically,
double click on the file named
“setup.exe” that is located on the
CD-ROM.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver software.
Installing Software
The DC 3410 software installation CD-ROM includes several useful commercial software
applications (Windows only) that you can use to edit and manage the multimedia files you
create.
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Q-Link
Microsoft NetMeeting
ArcSoft Photobase - multimedia organizer
ArcSoft PhotoImpression - photo editing and design
Microsoft DirectX - cross-platform media tool
Adobe Acrobat Reader - PDF file viewer
To install the software, insert the CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive and wait
for the software installation screen to appear. If this screen does not appear automatically,
double click on the file named “setup.exe” that is located on the CD-ROM.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the applications of your choice.
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Downloading Files to a Computer
With Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP use “My
Computer” or the Windows Explorer to view
and download files stored in the DC 3410’s
internal memory or installed SD/MMC card.
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Connect the DC 3410 and the computer with the supplied USB cable.
3. Turn the camera power on.
4. A new disk named “Removable Disk”
appears in the Explorer window.
5. Files stored in the camera’s memory are
located in the directory “\Removable
Disk\DCIM\100MEDIA”.
6. Drag and drop the files to your hard
disk, or double-click a file to open it
with your computer’s default media
application. The camera indicator LED
flashes green and orange when files are
being transferred to the computer.
Viewing Photos and Movie Clips on a Television
The DC 3410 can be connected to a video monitor or television with the included video
cable.
1. Connect the mini video connector to the video out port on the side of the DC 3410.
2. Connect the RCA video out connector to your television’s video in port.
3. Connect the RCA left and right audio connectors to your television’s left and right
audio in ports.
4. Turn on the television and the camera.
5. Follow the Playback Mode instructions on page 12 to view photos and playback
movie clips.
Using the DC 3410 as a PC/Web Cam
You can use the DC 3410 as a PC/web cam with software such as Microsoft’s Netmeeting
(included on the CD-ROM).
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Turn on the computer.
Connect the DC 3410 and the computer with the supplied USB cable.
Turn the camera power on.
Use and to choose between Mass Storage Device
and PC/Web Cam
5. Select “PC/Web Cam”
and press the Set SET button.
6. Refer to your software instructions for further details.
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Using QLink
The QLink software that is included with your camera
makes it quick and easy to download photos to your
computer where you can view, edit, email and print them.
First, install the QLink software that is located on your DC
QLink task bar icon
3410 software installation CD-ROM. Just follow the onscreen instructions. The installer will create a folder within
“Program Files” as well as a Startup item and a task bar icon. You can launch the program
using any of these three methods, or by using the QLink button when the camera is
connected to the computer with the USB cable.
QLink button
QLink features a single window from which you
can download and manage your photos. The left
pane contains the Windows Explorer view to
which you can drag and drop files from the
preview pane in the center of the window.
Hold your mouse over any button to see a popup
description of its function. The interface is
intuitive, easy to learn, and provides shortcuts for
many common tasks.
Slide Show: preview full-size
photos.
Email: automatically launch
your email program and
attach the selected photo(s).
Printer: print the selected
photo(s)
Edit: launch your default
image editor.
Setting: change QLink default
settings.
Exit: quit the QLink
program.
Disconnecting the Camera
When you are finished, right-click the USB device task bar icon and click to disconnect your
camera from the computer.
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APPENDIX
Warning/Error Messages and Codes
Message
Card Full
Cause
Solution
Card Error
There is insufficient card memory Delete the stored image(s) in
capacity to store an image.
the memory card or insert a
new memory card. See page 13
and page 4.
There is insufficient internal mem- Delete the stored image(s) in
ory capacity to store an image.
the flash memory. See page 13.
The SD/MMC card is locked.
Switch the card lock to the
unlock position.
The SD/MMC card is corrupted. Purchase a new SD/MMC card.
Nandgate Flash Error
The memory is corrupted.
Nandgate Flash Full
Card Lock
System Error
Format Error
File Error
Image Locked
Lens Cover Closed
Format the flash memory. See
page 15.
There is a general system error. Turn the camera off and on
and try again.
Formatting has failed.
Turn the camera off and on
and try again (006), or purchase a new SD/MMC card
(004).
The file is corrupted.
Delete this image (page 13)
and take the picture again.
The image can’t be deleted when Unlock the protected image.
it is locked.
See page 13.
The lens cover is closed.
Open the lens cover before
taking pictures.
Error Code
0000~0010
0000~0010
0200~0210
Error Type
System Error
Storage Error
File Error
Note: If you cannot turn the digital camera off with power button, please press Shutter and
Set button at the same time to force off.
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System Requirements
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PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233MHz
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
Minimum 64MB RAM
100MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
800x600 pixels,16-bit color display compatible monitor.
(24-bit color display recommended)
Service Information & Technical Support
If you encountered problems using DC 3410 and the camera driver program, please send an
e-mail (containing detailed descriptions of the problem you encountered, as well as the
hardware and software environment of your system) to the following addresses:
USA
Europe
Taiwan
China
Asia and Other Countries
support-sc@BenQ.com
service@BenQ-eu.com
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support@BenQ.com
For free driver updates, product information and news releases, please visit our web site at:
http://www.BenQ.com.tw/global/
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