BenQ X600 Camcorder User Manual

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Copyright
Copyright 2005 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or
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Disclaimer
BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with
respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness
for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication
and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of this company
to notify any person of such revision or changes.
Taking care of your camera
• Do not use your camera in the following environmental range: temperature below 0°C or above
40°C.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
– Direct sunlight
– High and dusty places
– Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
– In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
– Unstable locations
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not use solvents, such as alcohol, to clean your camera.
• If the lens is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the lens with your
fingers.
• To prevent electric shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, 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 or near water.
• If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and disconnect the batteries and the power adapter. Remove the foreign substance or water, and send it
to the maintenance center.
• Transfer the data to the computer as soon as possible to avoid losing your images and/or video
clips.
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households in the
European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For more information about recycling of this equipment,
please contact your city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or
your household waste disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects
human health and environment.
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1. TOURING YOUR DC X600 ........................................................................... 1
1.1 Checking the package contents....................................................................... 1
1.2 Front view ........................................................................................................ 1
1.3 Rear view.......................................................................................................... 1
2. PREPARING YOUR DC X600 FOR USE ......................................................... 2
2.1 Installing and removing the battery ............................................................... 2
2.1.1
2.1.2
Installing the battery.....................................................................................2
Removing the battery ...................................................................................2
2.2 Charging the battery........................................................................................ 3
2.3 Inserting and removing an SD memory card ................................................ 3
2.4 Setting the date and time ................................................................................ 4
3. USING THE DC X600................................................................................... 5
3.1 Turning the camera on and off....................................................................... 5
3.2 Operating the mode palette ............................................................................ 5
3.2.1
3.2.2
How to operate the mode palette ................................................................5
Mode palette list ...........................................................................................6
3.2.2.1 Capture mode palette ........................................................................6
3.2.2.2 Playback mode palette .......................................................................8
3.3 Changing the mode ......................................................................................... 8
3.3.1
Switching between Capture mode and Playback mode .............................9
3.4 Capture mode.................................................................................................. 9
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
3.4.4
3.4.5
Capture mode LCD monitor information..................................................9
Using the self-timer......................................................................................9
Continuous Shooting (Continuous Shooting mode) ..............................10
Using the zoom to change the subject size................................................10
Setting the shooting functions...................................................................11
3.4.5.1 Selecting the focus mode .................................................................11
3.4.5.2 Selecting the flash mode ..................................................................11
3.4.6
Setting the Green Button ...........................................................................12
3.4.6.1 Registering a function......................................................................12
3.4.7
Registering frequently used functions (Fn Setting)..................................12
3.4.8
Returning the shooting functions to the default settings.........................13
3.5 Movie mode................................................................................................... 13
3.5.1
Movie mode LCD monitor information...................................................14
3.6 Playback mode............................................................................................... 14
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4
Playback mode LCD monitor information...............................................14
Playing back sound.....................................................................................15
Playing back a voice memo........................................................................15
Playing back images....................................................................................16
3.6.4.1 Playing back still pictures ................................................................16
3.6.5
Playing back movies ...................................................................................17
3.6.6
Deleting files ...............................................................................................17
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3.6.6.1 Deleting a single image, movie, or sound .......................................18
3.6.6.2 Delete all the images, movies, or sounds ........................................18
3.6.6.3 Deleting a voice memo only ............................................................18
3.6.6.4 Setting the Quick Delete function...................................................18
3.6.6.5 Deleting selected files (from nine-image display) ..........................19
3.6.7
Nine-image display.....................................................................................19
3.6.8
Slideshow ....................................................................................................20
3.6.9
Editing images ............................................................................................21
3.6.9.1 Changing the image size and quality ..............................................21
3.6.9.2 Trimming images.............................................................................21
3.6.9.3 Copying files.....................................................................................22
3.6.9.4 Editing pictures with color filters....................................................22
3.6.9.5 Selecting the color filter (eight colors)............................................23
3.6.9.6 Editing pictures with brightness filter.............................................23
3.6.9.7 Editing movies..................................................................................24
3.6.9.8 Recording a voice memo .................................................................24
3.6.9.9 Protecting images, movies and sounds from deletion (Protect) ...24
3.6.9.10 Setting the printing service (DPOF) ...............................................25
3.7 Menu lists....................................................................................................... 26
3.7.1
3.7.2
[Rec. Mode] menu .....................................................................................26
[Set-up] menu ............................................................................................28
4. PC DEPENDENT FEATURES ........................................................................ 29
4.1 Bundled software........................................................................................... 29
4.2 PictBridge mode ............................................................................................ 29
4.2.1
Connecting the camera to the printer .......................................................29
4.2.1.1 Printing a single image.....................................................................29
4.2.1.2 Printing all images............................................................................30
4.2.1.3 Printing using the DPOF settings....................................................30
5. TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................... 31
6. SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................... 32
7. SERVICE INFORMATION ............................................................................. 32
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TOURING YOUR DC X600
Checking the package contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
User’s Manual
DC X600 digital camera
USB cable
Lithium-ion battery DLI-102
Hand strap
DC X600 software CD-ROM
Battery charger DLC-03
AV cable
If any of the items are missing or appear to be damaged, contact your dealer. Save the
packaging in case you need to ship your camera for service.
1.2
1.3
Front view
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Shutter button
Power LED indicator
Power button
Built-in flash
Self-timer LED indicator
Speaker
Lens/Lens cover
Tripod mount
Microphone
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
LCD monitor
Zoom out key
Zoom in key
Strap eyelet
Status LED indicator
Playback button
Four-way and OK buttons
Rear view
: Up/Self-timer
: Right/Focus
MODE: Down/Mode palette
8.
9.
: Left/Flash
Delete button/Green button
MENU button
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PREPARING YOUR DC X600 FOR USE
2.1
Installing and removing the battery
1
3
2
Battery
(DLI-102)
1
2
Battery lock
lever
2.1.1 Installing the battery
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover.
Slide the battery/SD memory card cover in the direction indicated by the arrow 1 and
flip the cover open 2.
2. Insert the battery with the S symbol facing toward the LCD monitor while using the side
of the battery to press the battery lock lever in the direction indicated by the arrow.
3. Close the battery/SD memory card cover.
2.1.2 Removing the battery
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover.
2. Release the battery by using your finger to press the battery lock lever in the same
direction as when you inserted the battery.
3. Pull the battery out.
• Insert the battery correctly. If the battery is incorrectly oriented, it may cause a malfunction.
• Do not remove the battery when the camera is turned on.
• If you do not intend to use the camera for a long time, remove the battery.
• If the camera is left without the battery for a long time, the date will be reset.
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Charging the battery
Charging indicator
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2.2
Battery (DLI-102)
3
To power outlet
2
Battery charger
(DLC-03)
1
AC plug cord
Use the battery charger DLC-03 supplied with the camera to charge the battery before using
the camera for the first time or when the [Battery depleted] message appears.
1. Connect the AC plug cord to the battery charger.
2. Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet.
3. Place the battery in the battery charger.
The charging indicator on the charger lights red while the battery is being charged and
changes to green when charging is completed.
4. Remove the battery from the battery charger when charging is completed.
• Using BenQ DLI-102 battery pack is strongly recommended.
• The battery may be warm after being charged or used. This is normal and not a malfunction.
• When using the camera in cold environments, keep the camera and its battery warm by
holding it inside your jacket or other warm protective environment.
2.3
Inserting and removing an SD memory card
SD memory card
1
2
2
1
3
To remove the
card, push in
and pull out
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An SD memory card can be used with this camera. Captured images are recorded on the SD
memory card if a card is inserted or in the built-in memory if no card is inserted.
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before inserting or removing the SD memory card.
• Be sure to format unused cards or cards that have been used on another camera.
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover.
Slide the battery/SD memory card cover in the direction indicated by the arrow 1 and
flip the cover open 2.
2. Insert an SD memory card so the label (the side with the S symbol) is facing toward the
LCD monitor and push the card in until it clicks.
3. Close the battery/SD memory card cover.
To remove the card, eject the card by pressing it in the direction indicated by the arrow
and pull it out.
• The number of recordable images varies depending on the capacity of the SD memory
card or built-in memory and the selected image size and quality.
• Be sure to format the SD memory card with this camera before the initial use.
• To prevent valuable data from being accidentally
erased from an SD memory card, you can slide the
write-protect tab (on the side of the SD memory card)
to “LOCK”.
• To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card,
you must unlock the card.
• While formatting the internal memory, do not insert a
•
•
memory card into the camera. Otherwise, the memory card is formatted instead of the
camera’s internal memory.
Formatting is an irreversible action and data cannot be recovered at a later time. Back up
your data before formatting.
An SD memory card having read or write problems may not be properly formatted.
2.4
Setting the date and time
Before using your camera for the first time, please set the date and time.
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USING THE DC X600
Turning the camera on and off
1. Press the power switch.
The power indicator is illuminated by a green light. The lens extends and the camera
turns on in the Capture mode.
The camera is ready to take pictures by pressing the shutter release button.
•
Press the
Playback button to switch to the Playback mode and view pictures while
the lens is extended.
•
Hold down the
Playback button for two seconds to activate the Playback mode
with the lens retracted.
•
Hold down the
Playback button for more than four seconds to display the contents of the pictures stored in the built-in memory with the SD memory card
inserted.
• When capturing an image, press the shutter release button halfway. The focus frame on
the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in focus. Then, press the shutter
release button fully. The picture is taken.
2. Press the power switch again.
The camera turns off.
3.2
Operating the mode palette
Once you press the four-way controller (T), the mode palette appears on the LCD monitor.
You can edit an image or change the settings of the camera.
3.2.1 How to operate the mode palette
The guide display is indicated while using the mode palette.
1. Press the four-way controller (T).
In Capture mode, the Capture mode palette appears. In Playback mode, the Playback
mode palette appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to choose an item.
3. Press the OK button.
The screen for each mode appears.
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3.2.2.1
Capture mode palette
Program
MENU
Icon
Item
Program mode
Night Scene
mode
Movie mode
Voice Recording
mode
Frame Composite mode
OK
OK
Description
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture for taking still pictures. You
can also set other functions you want to use. For more information about how to set the
functions, refer to 3.4.5 “Setting the shooting functions” on page 11.
Lets you take dark scenes such as night views.
The shutter speed is slower when taking pictures of dark scenes. To
prevent camera shake, secure the camera on a tripod or other surface.
Lets you take movies and sounds.
Records audio, such as voices. The recordable time appears on the LCD monitor according to how much space is available on the SD memory card.
1. When you have selected Voice Recording mode, press the shutter release
button.
2. Recording starts. The access lamp lights during recording.
3. When the shutter release button is pressed for more than one second,
recording continues for as long as the button is held down and stops when
the button is released.
4. Press the shutter release button.
Recording stops. The remaining recordable time appears.
5. To exit Voice Recording mode, turn the camera off.
Lets you take pictures with a decorative frame. You can take pictures with a decorative
frame added using the Frame Composite function. There are three frames already stored
in the camera.
1. Press the four-way controller (T) in Capture mode.
The mode appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Frame Composite).
3. Press the OK button.
The frame selection screen appears.
4. Use the four-way controller (W X) to choose a frame.
5. Press the OK button.
The subject appears in the selected frame.
6. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The focus frame on the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in
focus.
7. Press the shutter release button fully.
The picture is taken.
The Recorded Pixels is fixed to 3M, and cannot be changed to any
other size. Also, Continuous Shooting is not possible in Frame Composite
mode.
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Shooting mode
Item
Landscape
mode
Flower mode
Description
Lets you capture the natural colors of landscape views.
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Icon
Lets you take brightly colored flower pictures.
Portrait mode Lets you take portraits with spatial effect, by emphasizing the person.
Candlelight
mode
Surf & Snow
mode
Sport mode
Pet mode
Ideal for capturing a candlelit atmosphere.
Lets you take photos against dazzling backgrounds like beaches or snow-covered mountains.
Lets you take clear pictures of moving subjects with a high shutter speed to prevent
motion blur.
You can take pictures that shows natural hair color of your pet. Choose the appropriate
icon depending on what color your pet is (closer to black or white or in between).
When you have selected Pet mode, use the four-way controller (S T) to select
,
,
,
,
or
.
There are two icons of a cat and a dog. (Choosing either the cat or dog icon does not
affect the resulting picture. Choose whichever you prefer.)
Text mode
When the
(Pet) mode is selected, the automatic tracking AF
function operates and the camera continues to adjust the focus on the
moving subject even after the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
This mode allows you to take clear pictures of written text. This is convenient for capturing a digital copy of an important document or enhancing legibility of small print.
When you have selected Text mode, use the four-way controller (S T) to select
,
Food mode
,
,
.
–
Color: Maintains original colored text.
–
Neg. Color: Reverses colored text.
–
B&W: Turns colored text black/white.
–
Neg. B&W: Reverses black/white text.
Press the four-way controller (W X) to adjust the contrast, and the press the OK button.
The text mode is selected and the camera is ready to take the picture.
Lets you take appetizing pictures of prepared food.
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Playback mode palette
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Slideshow
MENU
Icon
OK
OK
Item
Slideshow
Description
For playing recorded images successively
Resize
For changing the size and quality level of images
Trimming
For trimming images and saving them as separate images
Image/Sound
Copy
For copying files from the built-in memory to the SD memory card and vice versa
Image Rotation
For displaying rotated still pictures
Color Filter
For processing images using the color filter
Digital Filter
For applying special effects such as the illustration effect or the slim effect to still pictures according to your taste
Brightness Filter
For adjusting the brightness of images using a filter
Movie Edit
For editing movies
Start-up screen
For setting the Start-up screen
Voice Memo
For adding a voice memo to an image
Protect
For protecting images and sounds to avoid accidental erasure
DPOF
For printing images from a DPOF compatible printer or at a printing service
3.3
Changing the mode
Capture mode is for taking pictures and Playback mode is for playing back or deleting images.
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•
3.4
To change from Capture mode to Playback mode, press the
Playback button.
To change from Playback mode to Capture mode, press the
press the shutter release button halfway.
Playback button or
Capture mode
In Capture Mode, you may select the desired Shooting mode from the Capture mode palette.
For details, refer to “Capture mode palette” on page 6.
3.4.1 Capture mode LCD monitor information
You can display shooting information on the LCD monitor when taking pictures. The display
mode can be changed by pressing the OK/Display button.
Normal Display
Shooting information is displayed when the power is turned on.
(1) Capture mode
1 2 3
(2) Flash mode
(3) Drive mode
(4) Focus mode
(5) Focus frame
(6) Zoom
(7) Card/Built-in memory
(8) Battery indicator
(9) Remaining number of recordable images
1/160
(10) Date and time
F2.6
(11) World Time setting
(12) Anti-shake warning
(13) Aperture
14 13 12
(14) Shutter speed
4567
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3.4.2 Using the self-timer
In self-timer mode, the picture is taken ten seconds or
two seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.
1. Press the four-way controller (S) in Capture mode.
2. Press the four-way controller (W X) to select
or
Drive Mode
Self-timer
.
3. Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take pictures using the Selftimer.
4. Press the shutter release button halfway.
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The focus frame on the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in focus.
5. Press the shutter release button fully.
: The self-timer is engaged and the self-timer lamp lights for about seven seconds. The
picture is taken approximately three seconds after the self-timer lamp starts to blink.
: The self-timer is engaged and the picture is taken approximately two seconds after
the self-timer lamp starts to blink.
• Focusing may be compromised if you move the camera while the self-timer is running.
• The countdown is displayed on the LCD monitor when you press the shutter release button.
• If you press the shutter release button halfway while the camera is counting down, it
stops counting down. And if you press the shutter release button fully, it starts counting
down again from the beginning.
3.4.3 Continuous Shooting (Continuous Shooting mode)
You can switch the Drive mode to Continuous Shooting mode. Pictures are taken
continuously while the shutter release button is pressed.
1. Press the four-way controller (S) in Capture mode.
2. Press the four-way controller (W X) to select
.
3. Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take pictures continuously.
Drive Mode
Continuous Shooting
4. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The focus frame on the LCD monitor will light green
when the camera is in focus.
5. Press the shutter release button fully.
OK OK
Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter
release button is pressed.
Shooting stops when you take your finger off the shutter release button.
• You can continue shooting until the SD memory card or the built-in memory is full.
• The interval will vary according to the [Recorded Pixels] and [Quality Level] settings.
• The flash will not discharge in Continuous Shooting mode.
• Continuous Shooting is not available for Movie or Frame Composite mode.
• The focus, exposure and white balance are locked with the first image.
3.4.4 Using the zoom to change the subject size
You can use the zoom to change the size of the subject and take pictures in Tele or Wide
mode.
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1. Press the zoom button in Capture mode.
Tele: makes the subject bigger.
Wide: makes the subject smaller.
When the digital zoom function is disabled, you can
take pictures at up to three times magnification using
the optical zoom. When the digital zoom function is
enabled, you can further enlarge the subject to a
maximum magnification equivalent to 12 times.
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• You cannot use the optical zoom when taking movies.
3.4.5 Setting the shooting functions
3.4.5.1
Zoom bar Digital zoom
range
Selecting the focus mode
Focus modes
Autofocus mode
Infinity-Landscape mode
The camera focuses on the object in the autofocus area when the shutter release
button is pressed halfway. Use this mode when the distance to the subject is
more than 40 cm.
This mode is used when the distance to the subject is approx. 15 cm – 50 cm.
The camera focuses on the object in the autofocus area when the shutter release
button is pressed halfway.
This mode is used when the distance to the subject is approx. more than 0.15 m
at wide angle and approx. more than 0.4 m at tele angle. The focus is set from
close to infinite range. This mode is used when shooting close and distant subjects together or the subject is hard to focus on.
This mode is used for taking distant objects.
Manual Focus mode
Adjust the focus manually with the four-way controller.
Macro mode
Pan Focus mode
3.4.5.2
Selecting the flash mode
Flash modes
Auto
Flash Off
Flash On
Auto + Red-eye
Flash On + red-eye
Soft Flash
The flash discharges automatically depending on the light conditions.
The flash will not discharge, regardless of the brightness. Use this mode to take
pictures at dusk or in museums etc. where flash photography is prohibited.
The flash discharges regardless of the brightness.
This mode reduces the phenomenon of red eyes caused by the light from the flash
being reflected in the subject’s eyes. The flash discharges automatically.
This mode reduces the phenomenon of red eyes caused by the light from the flash
being reflected in the subject’s eyes.
The flash will discharge regardless of lighting conditions.
This mode reduces the intensity of the flash so that the flash is not too bright even
when fired at close range. The flash will discharge regardless of the light conditions.
• The flash is off when the Capture mode is set to
•
(Movie mode), Continuous Shooting, or Infinity-Landscape.
The flash discharges a total of three times, two pre-flashes (It may look like one flash to
your eye) and the third time to take the pictures. (In the red-eye reduction modes, the
interval between the pre-flashes and the last flash is longer.)
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1. Press the four-way controller (W) in Capture mode.
2. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select the flash
mode.
3. Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take pictures in the selected
flash mode.
Flash Mode
Auto
• Using the flash in Macro mode may cause the image to
be overexposed.
OK
• The shutter speed is slower when taking pictures of
OK
dark scenes using a flash in Night Scene mode. To prevent camera shake, secure the
camera on a tripod or other surface.
3.4.6 Setting the Green Button
You can register one of the three functions: Initialize Rec.
Mode, Movie or Fn Setting on the Green Button. The
function can be activated simply by pressing the Green
Button.
3.4.6.1
Registering a function
1. Press the MENU button in Capture mode.
The [
Rec. Mode] menu appears.
2. Press the four-way controller (S T) to select [Green
Button].
3. Press the four-way controller (X).
The Green Button setting screen appears.
4. Press the four-way controller (T).
The pull-down menu appears.
5. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select the
function you want to register.
6. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
EV Compensation ±0.0
Movie
Digital Zoom
Instant Review 1sec
Memory
Green Button
MENU
Exit
Green Button
Initialize Rec. Mode
Movie
Fn Setting
MENU
Cancel
OK
OK
• As the initial setting, the Initialize Rec. Mode function is registered.
3.4.7 Registering frequently used functions (Fn Setting)
You can register frequently used functions on the four-way controller. Using this function,
you can directly set the functions by pressing the four-way controller without displaying the
menu in Capture or Playback mode.
Green Button
+
+
+
+
MENU
12
Green Button
Initialize Rec. Mode
Movie
Recorded Pixels
Fn Setting
EV Compensation
WB White Balance
Quality Level
Cancel
OK
OK
Green Button
Fn Setting
+
+
+
+
MENU
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Recorded Pixels
EV Compensation
WB White Balance
Quality Level
+
+
+
+
MENU
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Recorded Pixels
WB White Balance
EV Compensation
AF Focusing Area
White Balance
WB Focus
Limiter
FL
Sensitivity
ISO AE
Metering
AE
Cancel
OK
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1. In [Green Button] menu, use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Fn Setting].
2. Press the OK button.
The Fn Setting screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select a key you want to assign a function to.
4. Press the four-way controller (X).
The pull-down menu appears.
5. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select a function you want to assign.
6. Press the OK button.
7. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
• This function is activated only when assigning the Fn Setting to the Green Button.
• You can assign only one function to each key.
3.4.8 Returning the shooting functions to the default settings
This function lets you return all the shooting function settings to the defaults.
All the items on the [
Rec. Mode] menu and the settings for flash, drive, focus, and
displayed information are reset.
For details on Rec. Mode menu, refer to 3.7.1 “[Rec.
Mode] menu” on page 26.
1. Press the Green Button in Capture mode.
The [Initialize Rec. Mode?] message appears.
Initialize Rec. Mode?
2. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select
[Initialize].
Initialize
Cancel
3. Press the OK button.
All the shooting function settings return to the
OK OK
defaults and the camera returns to Capture mode.
• This function cannot be used when assigning a func-
tion other than Initialize Rec. Mode to the Green Button.
3.5
Movie mode
This mode enables you to record movies and sound.
1. Press the four-way controller (T) in Capture mode.
The mode palette appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Movie mode).
3. Press the OK button.
The following shooting information appears on the
LCD monitor and the camera is ready to take movies.
4. Press the shutter release button. Shooting starts.
5. Press the shutter release button. Shooting ends.
Movie
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• Keeping the shutter release button pressed
English
If you keep the shutter release button pressed for more than one second, the movie will
be taken for as long as you keep the button pressed. Shooting stops when you take your
finger off the shutter release button.
3.5.1 Movie mode LCD monitor information
(1) Movie mode icon
(2) Flash Off icon
(3) Card/Built-in memory
(4) Recordable time
3.6
1 2
3
4
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00:23
Playback mode
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3.6.1 Playback mode LCD monitor information
Shooting information can be displayed on the LCD monitor in Playback mode. Pressing the
OK button changes the display mode.The Histogram is not displayed while playing back
movies.
Normal Display
12 3 4 5
Shooting information is displayed.
100-0010
(1) Voice Memo icon
(2) Card/Built-in memory icon
(3) Folder name
(4) File name
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/09/24/2005
12:00
(5) Protect icon
(6) Battery indicator
8
7 6
(7) Shooting date and time
(8) Four-way controller operation guide
Histogram Display
The brightness distribution of the image is displayed. The horizontal axis shows the
brightness (darkest at the left end and brightest at the right end) and the vertical axis shows
the number of pixels.
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(1) Recorded pixels
(2) Quality level
(3) White balance
(4) AE metering
(5) Sensitivity
(6) Histogram
(7) Aperture
(8) Shutter speed
No icons
No shooting information is displayed.
English
12345
100-0010
6M
AWB
ISO 100
1/160
F2.6
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6
8 7
3.6.2 Playing back sound
You can play back the recording you made in Voice
Recording mode.
100-0012
1. Press the
Playback button in the Voice Recording
mode.
2. Use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the
recording to play back.
3. Press the four-way controller (S).
Playback starts.
The following operations can be performed during
playback.
Four-way controller (S):
If there are no recorded indexes:
Four-way controller (W):
Four-way controller (X):
If there are recorded indexes:
Four-way controller (W):
Four-way controller (X):
Zoom button ( ):
Zoom button (
):
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Length of recording
Pauses playback
Press again to resume playback
Rewinds about five seconds
Advances about five seconds
Plays back starting from the previous index
Plays back starting from the next index
Increases the volume
Reduces the volume
4. Press the four-way controller (T).
Playback stops.
3.6.3 Playing back a voice memo
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the still
picture with the voice memo that you want to play back.
If
appears on the displayed image, a voice memo has been recorded.
2. Press the four-way controller (S).
Playback starts.
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The following operations can be performed during
playback.
Zoom button ( ): Increases the volume
Zoom button ( ): Reduces the volume
3. Press the four-way controller (T).
Playback stops.
100-0010
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3.6.4 Playing back images
You can play back images recorded on the SD memory
card when a card is inserted in the camera, or in the built-in memory when no card is
inserted.
3.6.4.1
Playing back still pictures
Still pictures can be played back one at a time, proceeding either forward or backward.
1. Press the
Playback button.
2. Press the four-way controller (W X).
•
•
W: displays the previous image.
X: displays the next image.
3.6.4.1.1
Zoom display
You can display images magnified up to eight times.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way
controller (W X) to choose the image to magnify.
2. Press / on the zoom button.
Each time you press the button, the zoom scaling
changes as follows: 1.3X, 2.0X, 2.6X, 4.0X, 5.3X, 8.0X.
2.0x
The following operations can be performed while the
magnified image is displayed.
Four-way controller (S T W X):
Zoom button ( ):
Zoom button (
):
Moves the position to be magnified
Makes the image bigger
Makes the image smaller
3. Press the MENU button.
Zoom playback ends.
3.6.4.1.2
Setting the Quick Zoom function
You can display the image at maximum magnification simply by pressing /
button once during zoom playback.
1. Press the MENU button in Playback mode.
The [
Rec. Mode] menu appears.
2. Press the four-way controller (X).
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3. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Quick
Zoom].
(Off).
5. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
MENU
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4. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select
(On)/
Set-up
Video Out
NTSC
Brightness Level
Power Saving 5sec
Quick Zoom
Quick Delete
Auto Power Off 3min
Exit
3.6.5 Playing back movies
You can play back movies. A guide to operation appears
on the LCD monitor during playback. Operations include
playback, frame by frame playback (forward or reverse),
pause and volume adjustment.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way
controller (W X) to choose the movie to play back.
2. Press the four-way controller (S).
Playback starts.
The following operations can be performed during
playback.
Four-way controller (W)
Four-way controller (X)
Four-way controller (S)
OK button
Zoom button
/
100-0010
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Fast-rewind playback
Fast-forward playback
Pause
Changes the display mode
Adjusts the volume
The following operations can be performed while pause is engaged.
Four-way controller (W)
Four-way controller (X)
Four-way controller (S)
OK button
Frame reverse
Frame forward
Releases the pause function
Changes the display mode
3. Press the four-way controller (T).
Playback stops and the screen returns to the first frame.
4. Press the
Playback button.
The camera returns to Capture mode.
• No sound is output during fast-rewind and fast-forward playback.
3.6.6 Deleting files
You can delete images, movies, sounds, or a voice memo only.
• Once deleted, images, movies, sounds, or voice memos cannot be restored.
• You cannot delete protected ( ) images, movies or sounds.
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3.6.6.1
Deleting a single image, movie, or sound
English
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way
controller (W X) to choose the image, movie or
sound to delete.
2. Press the Green Button.
The Delete screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S) to select [Delete].
4. Press the OK button.
The image, movie or sound is deleted.
• [Quick Delete] is set to On in the [
100-0010
Delete
Cancel
All
OK
OK
Set-up] menu,
Step 3 can be omitted.
3.6.6.2
Delete all the images, movies, or sounds
1. Enter the Playback mode and press the Green Button
twice.
The Delete All screen appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (S) to select [Delete all].
3. Press the OK button.
All the images and sounds will be deleted.
• You can also delete images from Instant Review.
3.6.6.3
Delete all images/sounds
Delete All
Cancel
MENU
OK
OK
Deleting a voice memo only
If an image has a voice memo, you can delete the voice memo without deleting the image.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose an image with
a voice memo to delete.
2. Press the Green Button.
100-0010
The Delete screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S) to select [Delete
sound].
4. Press the OK button.
Delete sound
Delete
The voice memo is deleted.
Cancel
3.6.6.4
Setting the Quick Delete function
All
When the Quick Delete function is set to On, the Delete
screen appears with [Delete] already selected.
1. Press the MENU button in Playback mode.
The [
Set-up] menu appears.
2. Press the four-way controller (X).
3. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Quick Delete].
4. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select
5. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The camera is ready to take pictures.
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3.6.6.5
Deleting selected files (from nine-image display)
1. Enter the Playback mode and press
Zoom button.
Nine thumbnail images appear.
2. Press the Green Button.
/
English
You can delete several images/sound files selected from the nine-image display at once.
on the
appears on the images and sound files.
?
Select & Delete 100-0010
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to choose
the images and sound files that you want to delete
and press the OK button.
appears on the selected images and sound files.
If you select an image and press / on the Zoom
button, the selected image appears in single-image
?
display for as long as the button is pressed, enabling
MENU Cancel
Delete OK
you to check whether you really want to delete it or
not. (The display returns to the nine-image display
when you release the button.) However, protected images cannot be displayed in singleimage display.
4. Press the Green Button.
A confirmation dialog appears.
5. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Select & Delete].
6. Press the OK button.
The selected images and sound files are deleted.
• Protected (
) images and sound files cannot be deleted.
3.6.7 Nine-image display
You can display nine images at the same time.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose an image.
2. Press
/
on the zoom button.
A page consisting of nine thumbnail images appears.
The displayed images change nine at a time page by
page.
Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to move the
frame. When ten or more images have been saved, if
you choose an upper-left image and press the fourway controller (W), the previous page appears.
Similarly, if you choose a lower-right image and press
the four-way controller (X), the next page appears.
?
100-0010
Selected image
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The icons that appear on the images indicate the following:
English
No icon:
(with image):
Still picture without voice memo
Still picture with voice memo
:
Movie (first frame appears)
(without image):
Sound file only
Undisplayable image
3. Press the OK button.
The screen returns to full screen display of the selected image.
• Pressing the MENU button, OK button or
/
on the zoom button returns the screen to
full screen display of the selected image.
3.6.8 Slideshow
You can play back all the images on the SD memory card or in the built-in memory
continuously.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the image with
which to start the slideshow.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Slideshow).
4. Press the OK button.
5. Use the four-way controller (W X) to change the
playback interval.
Choose from the following: [3 sec], [5 sec], [10 sec],
[20 sec], [30 sec].
6. Use the four-way controller (T) to select [Screen
Interval
Screen Effect
Effect].
Sound Effect
7. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select the effect.
MENU
Wipe
3sec
Wipe
OK
Start
The effect is like a slide show that slides the displayed images one by one to the left.
Fade
The effect ensures that the current image gradually disappears and the next image appears under it.
Shrink
The effect ensures that the current image shrinks towards the center.
Off
No screen effect.
8. Use the four-way controller (T) to select [Sound Effect].
9. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select
(On)/
(Off).
10. Press the OK button.
[Start] appears on the LCD monitor and playback starts at the set interval.
If you press the OK button while playing back the slideshow, the slide show is paused.
Press the OK button during playback pause to resume the slideshow.
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• The slideshow will continue until you press any button.
• Movies and pictures with a voice memo will be played through to the end before the next
picture is played back, regardless of the set playback interval.
• Recordings made in Voice Recording mode are not played back.
3.6.9 Editing images
3.6.9.1
Changing the image size and quality
By changing the size and quality of a selected image, you can make the file smaller than the
original. You can use this function to continue taking pictures when the card or memory is
full, by making the images smaller and overwriting the original images to make more space
available in the memory.
3.6.9.1.1
Resizing a single image
After changing the size and quality, the image can be saved as a new image or written over the
original image.
1. Use the four-way controller (W X) in Playback mode to select an image to resize.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Resize).
4. Press the OK button.
The Resize screen appears.
5. Use the four-way controller (W X) to change the size.
6. Press the four-way controller (T).
The frame moves to [Quality Level].
7. Use the four-way controller (W X) to change the
quality.
Recorded Pixels
8. Press the OK button.
Quality Level
9. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select
MENU
[Overwrite] or [Save as].
10. Press the OK button.
The resized image is saved.
100-0010
6M
OK
OK
• Movies cannot be resized.
• You cannot select a larger size than that of the original image.
• Protected ( ) images cannot be overwritten.
• You can resize only still pictures taken with this camera.
3.6.9.2
Trimming images
You can trim a part of a picture and save it as a separate image.
1. Use the four-way controller (W X) in Playback mode to select an image to trim.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
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Press any button other than the OK button or the four-way controller (X), to stop the
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The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Trimming).
4. Press the OK button.
The Trimming screen appears.
5. Trim the image.
OK
MENU
OK
• Operations that can be performed on the Trimming screen
Zoom button: Changes the size of the trimming.
Four-way controller (S T W X): Moves the trimming position up, down, left and right.
MENU button: Returns to the mode palette.
6. Press the OK button.
The trimmed image is saved as a separate image.
• Movies cannot be trimmed.
• The image size is changed and saved.
• You can trim only still pictures taken with this camera.
3.6.9.3
Copying files
You can copy image and sound files from the built-in memory to the SD memory card and
vice versa. This function can only be selected when a card has been inserted in the camera.
When files are copied from the built-in memory to the SD memory card, all the files are
copied at once. When files are copied from the SD memory card to the built-in memory, the
files are copied one at a time.
1. Press the four-way controller (T) in Playback mode.
The mode palette appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Image/Sound Copy).
The Image/Sound Copy screen appears. Choose the copying method you want to use.
3. Press the OK button.
• Be sure to turn the camera off before inserting or removing the SD memory card.
3.6.9.4
Editing pictures with color filters
This function enables you to edit still pictures with color filters.
You can choose from thirteen filters: B&W, Sepia, Eight different colors, B&W + Red, B&W +
Green, and B&W + Blue.
1. Use the four-way controller (W X) in Playback mode
to select an image to edit.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Color Filter).
4. Press the OK button.
The color filter screen appears.
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5. Use the four-way controller (S T) to choose a desired filter.
6. Press the OK button.
The overwrite confirmation screen appears.
7. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Overwrite] or [Save as].
8. Press the OK button.
The edited image is saved with the same number of recorded pixels and quality level as
the original.
3.6.9.5
Selecting the color filter (eight colors)
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select the color filter (eight colors).
The color bar appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select a desired
color.
3. Press the OK button.
The Overwrite confirmation screen appears.
4. Use the four-way controller (W X) to select
[Overwrite] or [Save as].
5. Press the OK button.
MENU Cancel
The edited image is saved with the same number of
recorded pixels and quality level as the original.
3.6.9.6
OK
OK
Editing pictures with brightness filter
This function enables you to adjust the brightness of still pictures with the brightness filter.
1. Use the four-way controller (W X) in Playback mode to choose an image to edit.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Brightness Filter).
4. Press the OK button.
The brightness filter screen appears.
5. Use the four-way controller (W X) to adjust the
brightness.
Each time you press the four-way controller (X), the
image becomes brighter step by step and each time
you press the four-way controller (W), the image
becomes darker step by step. The brightness is
selected between -2.0EV and +2.0EV by 1/3EV step.
6. Press the OK button.
OK OK
MENU Cancel
The overwrite confirmation screen appears.
7. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select
[Overwrite] or [Save as].
8. Press the OK button.
The edited image is saved with the same number of recorded pixels and quality level as
the original.
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3.6.9.7
Editing movies
English
You can select a frame from a recorded movie to save as a still picture or divide a movie into
two.
You cannot edit a movie unless the original movie lasts more than five seconds.
1. Use the four-way controller (W X) in Playback mode to select a movie to edit.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Movie Edit).
4. Press the OK button.
The Movie Edit screen appears. Choose the editing function that you want to use.
• Save as Still Image: The selected frame will be saved as a still picture.
• Divide Movies: The movie is divided at the specified position and the two portions are
saved as separate files.
• Extract: Choose the start point and end point to be extracted. The extracted movie wil
be saved as another file.
• Cancel: Cancels the action.
3.6.9.8
Recording a voice memo
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the image to
which you want to add a voice memo.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(Voice Memo).
4. Press the OK button.
Recording starts. You can record for up to 30 seconds.
5. Press the OK button.
Recording stops.
•
appears on the screen when a voice memo is added.
• A voice memo cannot be added to an image which already has a voice memo. Delete the
old voice memo and record a new one.
• A voice memo cannot be added to protected (
3.6.9.9
) images.
Protecting images, movies and sounds from deletion (Protect)
You can protect images, movies and sounds from being accidentally deleted.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the image,
movie or sound to protect.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
4. Press the OK button.
The Protect screen appears.
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To protect images, movies and sounds:
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Select image/sound].
2. Press the OK button.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Protect].
4. Press the OK button.
• Select [Unprotect] in Step 7 to cancel the Protect setting.
• If the image is protected, the
icon appears when the image, movie or sound is
played back.
To protect all images, movies and sounds:
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [All images/Sounds].
2. Press the OK button.
The [Protect all images/sounds] message appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Protect].
4. Press the OK button.
• Select [Unprotect] in Step 7 to cancel the Protect setting on all the images, movies and
sounds.
• Even protected images, movies and sounds will be deleted by formatting the SD memory
card or built-in memory.
3.6.9.10
Setting the printing service (DPOF)
You can print the images on the SD memory card using a DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
compatible printer or at a printing service.
3.6.9.10.1 Printing a single image
Set the following items for each image.
Copies: Choose the number of copies up to a maximum of 99.
Date: Specify whether you want the date imprinted on the print or not.
1. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the image to
print.
2. Press the four-way controller (T).
The mode palette appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to select
(DPOF).
4. Press the OK button.
The DPOF screen appears.
5. Press the OK button.
6. Use the four-way controller (S T) to choose the
number of copies.
100-0010
DPOF setting for
this image
1
Copies
Date
Date
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7. Use the Green Button to select
[Date].
(On)/
(Off) of
100-0010
DPOF setting for
this image
1
Copies
Date
(On):The date will be imprinted.
(Off):The date will not be imprinted.
8. Press the OK button.
Prints can be made according to the settings.
• If DPOF settings have already been made for an image,
Date
Cancel
MENU
OK
OK
the previous number of copies and date setting will be
displayed.
To cancel DPOF settings, set the number of copies to 0 and press the OK button.
•
• You cannot set the printing service for movies or sound-only files.
• Depending on the printer or printing equipment at the photo processing lab., the date may
not be imprinted on the pictures even if the DPOF settings were made.
3.7
Menu lists
You can access [
3.7.1 [
Item
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
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Rec. Mode] menu and [
Set-up] menu by pressing the MENU button.
Rec. Mode] menu
Option
6M (2816x2112)
5M (2592x1944)
4M (2304x1728)
3M (2048x1536)
2M (1600x1200)
1024 (1024x768)
640 (640x480)
Best
Better
Good
Functional Description
For selecting the number of pixels. The more pixels there are, the larger the picture and the bigger the file size. The data volume also varies depending on the
quality level setting.
For selecting the image compression ratio.
The more stars, the clearer the quality and the larger the volume.
[Best]: Lowest compression ratio. Suitable for photo prints.
[Better]: Standard compression ratio. Suitable for viewing the image on a computer screen.
[Good]: Highest compression ratio. Suitable for attaching to e-mails or creating websites.
Auto
For adjusting the color balance according to lighting.
Daylight
You can select a white balance function best suited to the light conditions at the
Shade
time of shooting.
Tungsten Light
[Auto]: The camera adjusts the white balance automatically.
Fluorescent Light [Daylight]: Use this mode when taking pictures outside in sunlight.
Manual
[Shade]: Use this mode when taking pictures outside in the shade.
[Tungsten Light]: Use this mode when taking pictures under electric or other
tungsten light.
[Fluorescent Light]: Use this mode when taking pictures under fluorescent
light.
[Manual]: Use this mode when taking pictures by adjusting the white balance
manually.
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Option
Multiple
Spot
Continuous
Focus Limiter
Aux. AF
light
AE Metering
On
Off
On
Off
Multi-segment
Center-weighted
Spot
Sensitivity
Auto
64
100
200
400
AF Setting
Item
Focusing
Area
EV Compensation
Movie
Recorded
Pixels
640 (640x480)
320 (320x240)
Quality
Level
Best
Better
Good
Off
X2
X5
X10
X15
X30
Time-lapse
Movie
Movie antishake
Digital Zoom
On
Off
Functional Description
For changing the area of the autofocus.
[Multiple]: The camera measures a wide range in the center of the monitor
(within the focusing area) and focuses on the nearest subject.
[Spot]: The camera measures a narrow range in the center of the monitor (the
spot focusing area) making easier for you to focus on a specific subject.
[Continuous]: The camera always continues to focus on a specified subject
while the LCD monitor is on.
For limiting the moving range of the lens in accordance with the shooting conditions.
For focusing with auxiliary AF light when the subject is dim and the autofocus
is hard to function properly.
For setting the metering method to determine the exposure.
[Multi-segment]: The exposure is determined by the entire screen.
[Center-weighted]: The exposure is determined mainly by the center of the
screen.
[Spot]: The exposure is determined by the small area in the center of the screen
only.
For setting the sensitivity.
When the option is set to [Auto], the sensitivity is automatically set in the
range from 50 to 200.
The lower the sensitivity (the lower values), the sharper the image and the less
noise. The shutter speed will be slower in low light conditions.
The higher the sensitivity (the higher values), the faster the shutter speed in low
light conditions to reduce camera shake, but the image may be affected by
noise.
You can select 800 for Sensitivity in Candlelight mode.
For adjusting the exposure between –2.0 and +2.0.
To brighten, set a positive (+) value. To darken, set a negative (–) value.
You can choose the EV setting in the range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV
steps.
For selecting the recorded pixels of the movie.
[640 (640x480)]: You can view high-quality movies at VGA size. The recordable time is shorter.
[320 (320x240)]: The file size is small and the recordable time is longer.
For selecting the quality level of the movie.
For setting the time-lapse setting of the movie. This mode lets you take movies
at a delayed frame rate so that when you play the movie back, the action
appears speeded up.
Off (X1) is the normal setting for movies (approximately 30 frames per second). Each time X2 or X5 is selected, the number of frames taken per second is
reduced to 1/2 or 1/5.
As movies are normally played back at the rate of approximately 30 frames per
second, movies taken at X2 appear to be played back at twice the normal speed
and movies taken at X5 appear to be played back at five times the normal
speed.
Sound cannot be recorded.
For compensating for camera shake of the movie automatically.
For taking digital zoom pictures
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Item
Instant Review
Option
Off (no display)
1 sec.
2 sec.
3 sec.
4 sec.
5 sec.
Memory
Green Button
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
3.7.2 [
Item
Functional Description
For setting the Instant Review time.
For saving the shooting function settings when the camera is turned off.
For registering a function on the Green Button.
You can register one of the three functions: Initialize Rec. Mode, Movie or Fn
Setting on the Green Button. The function can be activated simply by pressing
the Green Button. For details, refer to 3.4.7 “Registering frequently used functions (Fn Setting)” on page 12.
As the initial setting, the Initialize Rec. Mode function is registered.
For setting the sharpness.
To soften the contours, choose (–) and to sharpen the contours, choose (+).
For setting the saturation.
To reduce the saturation, choose (–) and to increase the saturation, choose (+).
For setting the contrast.
To reduce the contrast, choose (–) and to increase the contrast, choose (+).
Set-up] menu
Description
Format
For formatting the SD memory card or built-in memory
Sound
For adjusting the operation volume and the playback volume and setting the type and
volume of start-up sound, shutter sound, key operation sound, self-timer sound.
Date Adjust
For adjusting the date, time, and display style
World Time
For setting the world time
Language/
For changing the language in which menus and messages appear
USB Connection
For changing the USB connection mode
Video Out
For setting the video output format
Brightness Level
For changing the brightness of the LCD monitor
Power Saving
For setting the Power Saving function
Quick Zoom
For displaying the image at specified magnification by pressing the zoom button once
Quick Delete
For displaying the Delete screen with [Delete] highlighted when On is selected
Auto Power Off
For turning off the power automatically
Guide Display
For showing the mode selected on the screen in Capture mode, the status of the fourway controller, and assignment of the Green Button.
Reset
For returning the camera settings to defaults
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4.1 Bundled software
The DC X600 is supplied with the following software. To install the software, refer to the
information supplied with respective CDs.
Ulead Photo
Express
Ulead® Photo Express™ 5.0 SE is a complete photo project software
for digital images. Acquire photos effortlessly from digital cameras
or scanners. Edit and enhance images using easy-to-use editing tools
and cool photographic filters and effects. Assemble creative photo
projects and share results via e-mail and multiple print options.
Ulead Photo
Explorer
Ulead® Photo Explorer™ 8.0 SE Basic provides an efficient way to
transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media. It is an all-inone tool for owners of digital cameras, webcams, DV camcorders,
scanners, or for anyone who strives to effectively handle digital
media.
Ulead VideoStudio
Ulead® VideoStudio™ 8 SE VCD is home video editing software
that makes editing movies as fun as shooting them. Users can make
a movie in three easy steps using the new Movie Wizard mode.
Share finished projects on VCD, tape, the web, and mobile devices.
4.2 PictBridge mode
By connecting the camera to a printer that supports PictBridge using the USB cable supplied
with the camera, you can print images directly from the camera without using a PC. Select
the images you want to print and the number of copies on the camera after it has been
connected to the printer.
4.2.1 Connecting the camera to the printer
1. Select [PictBridge] for [USB Connection] on the [
Set-up] menu.
2. Connect the camera to the printer using the USB cable supplied with the camera.
The PictBridge menu appears.
4.2.1.1
Printing a single image
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Print
One].
2. Press the OK button.
The [Print this image] screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (W X) to choose the
image to print.
Select printing mode
Print All
Print One
DPOF setting
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OK
OK
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4. Use the four-way controller (S T) to choose the number of copies.
You can print up to 99 copies.
5. Use the Green Button to choose whether to insert the date or not.
(On): The date will be imprinted.
(Off): The date will not be imprinted.
6. Press the OK button.
The print settings confirmation screen appears.
To print the image according to the print settings, press the OK button.
To change the print settings, go to Step 7.
7. Press the Green Button.
The Change setting screen appears.
8. Select [Paper Size] and press the four-way controller (X).
9. Use the four-way controller (S T W X) to choose the paper size.
You can select only the print sizes available with the printer you are using.
10. Press the OK button.
11. Repeat Step 8 to 10 to set [Paper Type], [Quality] and [Border Status].
When the Paper Size is set to [
settings.
Paper Type with more
Setting], images are printed according to the printer
support higher quality paper.
Quality with more
indicate higher print quality.
12. Press the OK button twice.
The image is printed according to the settings.
Press the MENU button to cancel printing.
4.2.1.2
Printing all images
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [Print All].
2. Press the OK button.
The Print All screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (W X) to check the
images and make sure you want to print them all.
3. Set the number of copies, the setting of the date
imprint, and confirm the print setting.
To set these items, refer to Steps 4 to 11 on 4.2.1.1
“Printing a single image” on page 29.
4.2.1.3
100-0010
Print all images
Copies
Total
Date
Cancel
MENU
1
20
Date
OK
Print
Printing using the DPOF settings
1. Use the four-way controller (S T) to select [DPOF setting].
2. Press the OK button.
The DPOF setting screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (W X) to check the images and the print settings.
3. Set the number of copies, the setting of the date imprint, and confirm the print setting.
To set these items, refer to Steps 4 to 11 on 4.2.1.1 “Printing a single image” on page 29.
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Symptom/Problem
I cannot play back
video clips by using
Windows Media
Player.
Camera will not turn
on.
Cause
The MPEG4 video compression
method is in Xvid format.
If the Xvid codec has not been
installed, it might not be able to
play back the video clips on your
computer.
Battery is not installed.
Battery is installed incorrectly.
Battery power is low.
No image on the LCD LCD monitor is set to Off.
monitor.
Image is displayed but hard to
see.
The USB Connection The USB Connection setting of
with a personal com- the camera is set to PictBridge.
puter does not function properly.
The USB Connection The USB Connection setting of
with a printer does
the camera is set to PC.
not function properly.
Shutter will not
Flash is charging.
release.
Picture is dark.
Subject is not in
focus.
Remedy
Make sure you are using Windows Media Player 9.0 (or
above).
Be sure to install the free MPEG4 codec driver in
advance, available from bundle software or Xvid web
site: http://www.xvidmovies.com.
Check battery is installed. If not, install battery.
Check orientation of battery.
Reinsert battery, making sure that the battery matches
the label inside the battery compartment.
Insert a charged battery or use the AC adapter.
Press OK/Display button to turn LCD monitor on.
Image on LCD monitor may be hard to see when taking
pictures outside in sunlight.
Set the USB Connection setting to PC.
Set the USB Connection setting to PictBridge.
When flash icon blinks red on the LCD monitor, flash is
charging and no pictures can be taken. Flash icon lights
red when charging is completed.
Insert SD memory card with available space or delete
unwanted images.
Wait until recording is finished.
Change SD memory cards or delete unwanted files.
No available space on SD memory card or in built-in memory.
Recording
The number of image, movie,
and voice files recorded on the SD
memory card has reached 5000.
Subject is too far away in a dark
Picture becomes dark if subject is too far away. Take picenvironment.
ture within range of flash.
Background is dark.
Set to
mode to ensure both person and background are clear.
Subject difficult to focus on.
Lock focus on another object located at same distance
(press shutter release button halfway), then aim at target and press shutter release button fully, or use Manual
Focus mode.
Subject is not in focusing area.
If the subject is outside the focusing area, aim the camera at the subject and lock the focus (press shutter
release button halfway), then compose picture and
press the shutter release button fully.
Subject is too close.
Set focus mode on
(Macro).
Normal pictures will be out of focus if taken with focus
Focus mode is set on
(Macro).
mode set on
(Macro).
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SPECIFICATIONS
Image Sensor
LCD Display
Lens
Focusing
Shutter Speed
Flash
Self-timer
Exposure
ISO
White Balance
File Format
Storage
Interface
Power Source
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Weight
6.36 Mega pixels effective CCD
2.5-inch Low-Reflective type LCD, 232k pixels
Focus Length: F=6.2~18.6mm
(37.5mm-112.5mm; 35mm Equivalent) Aperture: F2.7/F5.2
Macro: 15cm - 50cm
Normal: 40cm - infinity
4 sec - 1/2000 sec
Auto/Flash off/Flash on/Auto + Red-eye reduction /Soft Flash
Range: 0.15 - 2.7m
10 sec/2 sec
-2~+2 EV (0.3EV/step)
Auto/64/100/200/400/800* *: for Candlelight mode
Auto/Daylight/Shade/Tungsten/Fluorescent/Manual
Still: JPEG (EXIF2.2), DCF, DPOF, PictBridge
Movie: AVI (MPEG4:Xvid)
Built-in 23MB; SD card compatible
Digital out: USB2.0 (high speed compatible)
Audio/Video output (NTSC/PAL)
DLI-102 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (710mAh)
85.5 x 53.5 x 19 mm
100 g (without battery)
System Requirements (For Windows)
* Pentium 166 Mhz or higher CPU
* Windows XP/ME/2000
* 64 MB RAM
* 128 MB free hard disk space
* CD-ROM drive
* Available USB port
SERVICE INFORMATION
Technical Support
If you have any problem or question regarding the DC X600, you can visit the following web
site for further assistance:
http://support.BenQ.com
For free driver updates, product information and news releases, visit the following web site:
http://www.BenQ.com
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