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Digital Camera
Operating Manual
To ensure the best performance from your
camera, please read the Operating Manual
before using the camera.
Thank you for buying the Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera. Please read this
manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features
and functions. Keep this manual safe, as it can be a valuable tool in helping you
to understand all the camera’s capabilities.
Regarding copyrights
Images taken using the Optio 555 that are for anything other than personal enjoyment
cannot be used without permission according to the rights as specified in the
Copyright Act. Please take care, as there are even cases where limitations are placed
on taking pictures even for personal enjoyment during demonstrations, industrial
enterprise or as items for display. Images taken with the purpose of obtaining
copyrights also cannot be used outside the scope of use of the copyright as laid out in
the Copyright Act, and care should be taken here also.
Regarding trademarks
• The SD logo
is a trademark.
• PENTAX is a trademark of PENTAX Corporation.
• Optio is a trademark of PENTAX Corporation.
• All other brands or product names are trademarks of registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This product supports PRINT Image Matching II.When used in combination, PRINT
Image Matching II enabled digital still cameras, printers and software help
photographers to produce images more faithful to their intentions.
Copyright 2001 Seiko Epson Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
PRINT Image Matching is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• “PictBridge” allows the user to connect the printer and digital camera directly, using
the unified standard for the direct printout of images. You can print images directly
from the camera through a few simple operations.
This is a Class B product that complies with the standards of the Voluntary Control
Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). In a domestic
environment, this product may cause radio and television interference when used
near radio and television receiving units, in which case the user may be required to
take corrective actions. Read the Operating Manual and handle properly.
• Illustrations and screenshots depicted in the Operating Manual may differ from the
actual product and screens.
FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA
Sufficient attention has been paid to the safety of this product but please pay
particular attention to the warnings indicated by the following symbols during
use.
Warning
Caution
This symbol indicates that it is possible that the user may
experience serious difficulties if the warnings are not
heeded.
This symbol indicates that it is possible that the user may
experience minor or middling difficulties or physical
difficulties if the warnings are not heeded.
Warning
• Do not attempt to take the camera apart or remodel the camera. High voltages are
present within the camera, and there is therefore a danger of electric shocks.
• If the inside of the camera should become exposed as a result of, for example, the
camera being dropped, please do not under any circumstances touch such exposed
portions, as there is a danger of receiving an electric shock.
• Wrapping the strap of the camera around your neck is also dangerous, please take
care that small children do not hang the strap around their necks.
• To avoid the risk of it being swallowed by mistake, keep the SD Memory Card out of
the reach of small children. Seek medical attention immediately if accidentally
swallowed.
• Use an AC adapter that are of the power and voltage specified for exclusive use with
this product. The use of an AC adapter other than that specified exclusively for use
with this product may cause fire or electric shocks.
• If the camera emits smoke or a strange smell, or in the event of any other irregularity,
stop using the camera immediately, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter
and contact your nearest Pentax service center. Continued use of the camera may
result in fire or electric shock.
• Discontinue use of the AC adapter during thunderstorms. This can cause a fire or
electrical shock.
Caution
• Never try to disassemble, short the battery. Also, do not dispose of the battery in fire,
as it may explode.
• Remove the battery from the camera immediately if it becomes hot or begins to
smoke. Be careful not to burn yourself during removal.
• Some portions of the camera heat up during use, so please take care, as there is a
risk of low temperature burns if such portions are held for long periods of time.
• Do not place your finger on the flash when it is discharging as there is a risk of burns.
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• If any of the battery leakage should come in contact with your eyes, do not rub them.
Flush your eyes with clean water and get medical attention immediately.
• If any of the battery leakage should come in contact with skin or clothes, wash the
affected areas thoroughly with water.
Care to be Taken During Handling
• Do not clean the product with organic solvents such as thinner or alcohol benzene.
• Places of high temperature and humidity should be avoided. Particular care should
be taken regarding vehicles, which can become very hot inside.
• Storing the camera where pesticides and chemicals are handled should be avoided.
Remove from case and store in a well-ventilated place to prevent the camera from
becoming moldy during storage.
• Do not use the camera where it may come in contact with rain, water or any other
liquid, because the camera is not weather, water, or liquid resistant. Should the
camera get wet from rain, splashing water, or any other liquid, wipe it off immediately
with a dry soft cloth.
• Ensure that the camera is not subjected to substantial vibrations, shocks or pressure.
Place the camera on a cushion for protection when the camera is subjected to the
vibrations of a motorbike, car, or ship, etc.
• The liquid crystal display will become black at temperatures of approximately 60°C
(140°F) but will return to normal when normal temperatures are returned to.
• The response speed of the liquid crystal display becomes slow at low temperatures.
This is due to the properties of the liquid crystal and is not a fault.
• Remove dust from the lens and viewfinder using a blower or clean off dust using a
lens brush.
• Periodic checks are recommended every 1 to 2 years in order to maintain highperformance.
• When the camera has not been used for a long time, confirm that it is still working
properly, particularly prior to taking important pictures (such as at a wedding or during
travelling). Pentax is not responsible for consequential damages (costs incurred as
a result of taking pictures, loss of benefits that were to be obtained through taking
pictures) arising from failure of this product.
• If the camera is subjected to rapid temperature changes, condensation may form on
the inside and outside of the camera. Therefore put the camera in a bag or plastic
bag, and take the camera out when the difference in temperature has subsided.
• The temperature range in which the camera can be used is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F).
• Avoid contact with garbage, dirt, sand, dust, water, toxic gases, salt, etc. as this may
cause damage to the camera. If rain or drops of water get onto the camera, please
wipe dry.
• Refer to “Precautions When Using a SD Memory Card” (p.17) regarding the SD
Memory Card.
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• Be sure to use the rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI7 provided for this camera. If
you use any other battery the camera may be damaged or malfunction.
To users of this camera
• There is a possibility that recorded data may be erased or that the camera may not
function correctly when used in surroundings such as installations generating strong
electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields.
• The liquid crystal panel used in the LCD display is manufactured using extremely
high precision technology. Although the level of functioning pixels is 99.99% or
better, you should be aware that 0.01% or fewer of the pixels may not illuminate or
may illuminate when they should not. However, this has no effect on the recorded
image.
• There is a possibility that the illustrations and the display screen of the LCD monitor
in this manual are different form the actual product.
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Contents
FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA .................................................... 1
Care to be Taken During Handling .......................................................... 2
Contents .................................................................................................. 4
Contents of the operating manual ........................................................... 7
Checking the Contents of the Package ................................................... 8
Names of Parts........................................................................................ 9
Names of Operating Parts..................................................................... 10
Getting Started
11
Attaching the Strap............................................................................. 11
Powering the Camera ......................................................................... 12
Charging the Battery ............................................................................. 12
Installing the Battery.............................................................................. 13
Using the AC Adapter (optional)............................................................ 15
Installing the SD Memory Card.......................................................... 16
Turning the Camera On and Off ........................................................ 18
Play back Only Mode ............................................................................ 18
Adjusting the Viewfinder....................................................................19
Initial Settings .....................................................................................20
Setting the Display Language ............................................................... 20
Setting the Home Town ......................................................................... 21
Setting the D.S.T. Mode ........................................................................ 21
Setting the Date and Time..................................................................... 22
Quick Start
24
Playing Back Images............................................................................. 26
Playing Back Previous or Next Images ................................................. 27
Common Operations
30
Changing the Mode............................................................................. 30
Using the Button Functions............................................................... 31
Capture Mode........................................................................................ 31
Playback Mode ...................................................................................... 33
Using the Menus ................................................................................. 34
How to Set the Menus ........................................................................... 34
Menu List............................................................................................... 36
Taking Pictures
38
Displaying Shooting Information (Capture Mode) ........................... 38
Setting the Shooting Functions.........................................................40
Selecting the Focus Mode ..................................................................... 40
Selecting the Flash Mode ...................................................................... 42
Selecting the Recorded Pixels .............................................................. 43
Selecting the Quality Levels .................................................................. 44
Adjusting the Color Balance according to Lighting (White Balance)........... 45
Changing the AF Area (Focusing Area) ................................................ 47
Setting the Light Metering Range to Determine the Exposure
(AE Metering) ........................................................................................ 48
Setting the Sensitivity ............................................................................ 49
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Setting the Instant Review time (Instant Review) .................................. 50
Setting the Image Sharpness (Sharpness) ........................................... 50
Setting the Sensitivity ............................................................................ 50
Setting the Color Saturation (Saturation) .............................................. 51
Setting the Image Contrast (Contrast)................................................... 51
Adjusting the Flash Output .................................................................... 52
Taking Pictures ................................................................................... 53
Letting the Camera Set the Exposure (Program Mode) ........................ 53
Setting the Aperture Value (Aperture-Priority Mode)............................. 54
Setting the Shutter Speed (Shutter-Priority Mode) ................................ 55
Setting the Exposure Manually (Manual Exposure Mode) .................... 56
Using Preset Function Settings (User Mode) ........................................ 58
Registering Functions in User Mode ..................................................... 59
Selecting the Picture Mode According to the Shooting Scene (Picture
mode) .................................................................................................... 60
Taking Panorama Pictures (Panorama Assist Mode)............................ 62
Taking Stereo Pictures (3D Image Mode) ............................................. 64
Recording Sound (Voice Recording Mode) ........................................... 69
Taking Pictures with Digital Filters (Digital Filter Mode) ........................ 70
Taking Movie Pictures (Movie Picture Mode) ........................................ 72
Using the Zoom ..................................................................................... 74
EV Compensation ................................................................................. 76
Using the Self-timer ............................................................................... 77
Using the Remote Control Unit (optional).............................................. 78
Continuous Shooting ............................................................................. 79
Taking Pictures at Fixed Intervals (Interval Shooting) ........................... 80
Superimposing One Picture on Top of Another
(Multiple Exposure Mode) ..................................................................... 82
Automatically Changing the Shooting Conditions (Auto bracket) .......... 84
Taking Fast Forward Movie Pictures (Fast Fwd Movie) ........................ 86
Saving the Settings (Memory) ........................................................... 87
Saving the Menu Items (Memory) ......................................................... 87
Playback / Erasing
89
Playing Back Images and Sound.......................................................89
Playing Back Still Pictures..................................................................... 89
Zoom Display ........................................................................................ 89
Adding a Voice Memo ........................................................................... 90
Playing Back Movie Pictures ................................................................. 91
Playing Back Sound .............................................................................. 92
Playing back Shooting Information (Playback Mode) ............................ 93
Nine-image Display ............................................................................... 94
Slideshow .............................................................................................. 95
Erasing Images ................................................................................... 96
Erasing a Single Image or Sound.......................................................... 96
Erasing All Images ................................................................................ 98
Protecting Images from Deletion (Protect) ............................................ 99
Viewing Images on a TV ................................................................... 100
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)................................................ 101
Printing Single Image .......................................................................... 101
Printing All Images .............................................................................. 103
Printing Directly from the Camera Connected to a Printer ...........104
Connecting the camera to the printer .................................................. 104
Printing one image at a time................................................................ 105
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Printing using the printing service settings .......................................... 105
Disconnecting the camera from the printer.......................................... 106
Editing / Settings
107
Editing Images .................................................................................. 107
Changing the Image Size .................................................................... 107
Trimming Images................................................................................. 109
Using Digital Filters to Edit Images...................................................... 110
Camera Settings................................................................................ 112
Formatting a SD Memory Card............................................................ 112
Changing the Sound Settings.............................................................. 113
Setting the Date Style.......................................................................... 115
Changing the Date / Time ................................................................... 116
Setting the World Time........................................................................ 116
Changing the Start-up Screen............................................................. 118
Changing the Display Language ......................................................... 119
Changing the Video Output Format..................................................... 119
LCD Power Saving (Sleep Timeout).................................................... 120
Setting Auto Power Off........................................................................ 120
Setting the Quick Delete Function ....................................................... 121
Setting the Quick Zoom Function ........................................................ 121
Registering Functions.......................................................................... 122
Adjusting the Focus Limit .................................................................... 124
Resetting to Default Settings (Reset) .................................................. 125
Setting the Alarm .............................................................................. 126
Checking the Alarm ............................................................................. 126
Setting the Alarm ................................................................................. 126
Turning the Alarm Off .......................................................................... 127
Appendix
128
List of City Names............................................................................. 128
List of Menu Default Settings .......................................................... 129
Adjustable [Rec.Mode] Menu Items by Capture Mode .................. 131
Messages...........................................................................................132
Troubleshooting................................................................................ 134
Main Specifications ..........................................................................136
Optional Accessories ....................................................................... 138
WARRANTY POLICY......................................................................... 139
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Contents of the operating manual
This Operating manual contains the following chapters.
1 Getting Started –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
1
This chapter explains what you need to do after purchasing the camera before you
start taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions.
2 Quick Start–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
This chapter explains the simplest way to take pictures and play back images.
Use it if you want to start taking pictures straightaway. It also tells you how to use
the SD Memory Card.
3 Common Operations ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
This chapter explains common operations such as the functions of the mode dial and
buttons, and how to use the menus. For more details, refer to the respective [Taking
Pictures], [Playback/Erasing] and [Editing/Settings] chapters.
4 Taking Pictures –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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3
4
This chapter explains the various ways of capturing images and how to set the
relevant functions.
5 Playback / Erasing ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
This chapter explains how to play back images on the camera or on a TV and
how to delete images.
5
6 Editing / Settings –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
This chapter explains how to edit images and set the camera-related functions.
7 Appendix ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
6
This tells you about the messages displayed on the LCD monitor and what to do
in the event of trouble.
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The meanings of the symbols used in this Operating manual are explained below.
1
indicates the reference page number for an explanation of the related
operation.
indicates information that is useful to know.
indicates precautions to be taken when operating the camera.
Eabc
icons above the title show the Capture modes, that can activate the
A d F G The
function.
DCO
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Checking the Contents of the Package
Camera
Optio 555
Lithium-ion battery D-LI7
Rechargeable (∗)
Battery charger
D-BC7 (∗)
USB cable
I-USB7 (∗)
AV cable
I-AVC7 (∗)
AC plug cord
D-CO2 (∗)
3D Image Viewer
O-3DV1
Software (CD-ROM)
S-SW13
OStrap
O-ST5 (∗)
Digital Camera
Operating Manual
(PC Connection Manual)
Viewing Your Digital
Camera Images
On Your PC
To ensure the best performance from
your camera, please read the Operating
Manual before using the camera.
Operating Manual
(this Manual)
Operating Manual
(PC Connection Manual)
∗ About items marked with (∗)
∗ items marked with (∗) are also available as optional accessories. For other optional
accessories, refer to the list on page 138.
∗ Type of AC plug cord
D-CO2A Australia / D-CO2B United Kingdom / D-CO2E Europe / D-CO2H Hong Kong
/ D-CO2J Japan / D-CO2K Korea / D-CO2U North America, Canada
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Names of Parts
Front
Shutter release button
Shutter release button
Self-timer lamp
Power switch
Autofocus window
Speaker
Viewfinder
Built-in flash
Microphone
Lens
Back
Viewfinder
LCD monitor
Strap lug
Terminal cover
USB / AV output terminal
DC input terminal
Battery lock lever
Battery / card cover
Tripod socket
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Names of Operating Parts
Diopter adjustment lever
b/Z button
(/DPOF button
Power switch
Shutter release button
Mode dial
Zoom/f/y button
)/i button
Playback button
OK button
Four-way controller (2345)
Display button
Focus status lamp (green)
Flash status lamp (red)
Menu/Fn button
Guide indications
A guide to available button operation is displayed on the LCD monitor during
operation. The buttons are indicated as shown below.
Four-way controller (2)
2
Four-way controller (3)
3
4
5
Four-way controller (4)
Four-way controller (5)
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Zoom/f/y button
(Only for digital zoom and magnified
playback)
DISPLAY button
DPOF button
Menu/Fn button
i button
Z button
Shutter release button
OK button
Getting Started
Attaching the Strap
1
Getting Started
Pass the narrow end of the strap through the strap lug and pass the other end
through the loop.
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Powering the Camera
Battery
Charging
indicator
1
To power outlet
Getting Started
3
2
Battery charger
1
AC plug cord
Charging the Battery
When using the camera for the first time or when the [Battery depleted.] message
is displayed, charge the battery.
1
2
3
Connect the AC plug cord to the battery charger.
Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet.
Place the battery in the charger with the label facing up.
The charging indicator lights red while the battery is charging and changes
to green when charging is completed.
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When charging is completed, remove the battery from the
battery charger.
• The time required for full charge is about 180 minutes maximum.
The appropriate ambient temperature range for charging the battery is
0°C-40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• The charging time may vary depending on the ambient temperature and
charging conditions.
• When the battery reaches the end of its service life, the time that the
camera can be operated becomes shorter even when the battery is fully
charged. In this event, replace the battery.
• Always charge the battery after purchasing or when it has not been used
for a long time.
• Use the Battery charger D-BC7 to charge the rechargeable Lithium-ion
battery D-LI7 only as the charger may overheat or be damaged.
• If the battery is inserted correctly but the charging indicator fails to light,
the battery may be faulty. Replace with a new battery.
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2
1
Battery / card cover
Battery
1
2
Getting Started
Battery lock
lever
Installing the Battery
Install the battery provided. When using the camera for the first time, charge the
battery before installing.
1
Slide the battery / card cover in the direction indicated by the
arrow to open the battery / card cover.
2
Insert the battery with the label facing towards the lens while
using the side of the battery to press the battery lock lever in
the direction indicated by the arrow.
Check that it is firmly secured by the battery lock lever when you have
inserted the battery.
3
Close the battery cover.
To remove the battery, release the battery by using your finger to press
the battery lock lever in the same direction as when you inserted the
battery, and pull the battery out.
Use of the AC adapter D-AC7 (optional) is recommended when you intend to
use the camera continuously for a long period. (1 p.15)
• The rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI7 is exclusively for powering this
camera. If you use any other battery the camera may be damaged or
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 setting will
be reset.
• Insert the battery correctly. If the battery is incorrectly oriented, it may
cause malfunction.
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!Approximate Operating Time (when the D-LI7 battery is fully
charged)
Number of recordable images
1 Playback time
: Approx. 400 (when 50% shooting uses flash,
LCD monitor ON)
: Approx. 210 min.
Getting Started
The description above is based on Pentax measuring conditions and may
vary depending on capture mode and shooting conditions.
• Generally, battery performance is temporarily deteriorated as temperature
decreases. When the camera is used in a cold environment, keep this
product warm by holding it in some protection against cold or inside the
clothes.
• Battery performance once deteriorated due to low temperature will be
recovered when the batteries are returned to room temperature.
!Battery Level Indicator
You can check the battery level by the
symbol displayed on the LCD monitor.
(lit green)
: Adequate power remains.
(lit green)
: Battery is running low.
(lit yellow)
: Battery is running very low.
(lit red)
: Battery is exhausted.
↓
↓
↓
↓
[Battery depleted.]
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: After the message is displayed, the camera will turn off.
AC adapter
To power outlet
4
3
Terminal cover
2
AC plug cord
Getting Started
1
1
Using the AC Adapter (optional)
Use of the AC adapter D-AC7 (optional) is recommended if you intend to use the
LCD monitor for a long time or connect the camera to a PC or printer.
1
Make sure that the camera is turned off and opening the
terminal cover.
2
Connect the DC terminal on the AC adapter to the DC input
terminal on the camera.
3
4
Connect the AC plug cord to the AC adapter.
Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet.
• Make sure that the camera is turned off when connecting or disconnecting
the AC adapter.
• Make sure that the AC plug cord and connecting cord are inserted
securely. If the cord becomes disconnected while you are taking pictures,
the data may be lost.
• Be sure to read the operating manual accompanying the AC adapter when
using the AC adapter D-AC7.
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Installing the SD Memory Card
Battery / card cover
SD Memory Card
1
Getting Started
SD Memory Card can be used with this camera. Captured images or recorded
voice are recorded on the SD Memory Card. Make sure that the camera is turned
off before inserting or removing the SD Memory Card.
1
Open the battery / card cover.
Follow the steps described on p.15 to open the cover.
2
Rotate the card with the surface of the card having the 2
symbol facing towards the lens and with the pin-connector
edge of the card towards the slot and insert fully until it
clicks.
If the card is not inserted correctly, images and voice memos may not be
recorded properly.
3
Close the battery / card cover.
To remove the card, eject the card by pressing it in the direction indicated
by the arrow, and pull it out.
!Approximate Number of Recordable Images and Recorded pixels /
Quality levels
Quality levels
TIFF
Best
(C )
Better
(D )
Good
(E)
0
–
–
–
–
Approx. 4
Approx. 7
Approx. 11
Approx. 25
Approx. 53
Approx. 8
Approx. 12
Approx. 20
Approx. 45
Approx. 82
Approx. 14
Approx. 18
Approx. 27
Approx. 56
Approx. 100
Recorded pixels
2592 × 1944
2048 × 1536
1600 × 1200
1024 × 768
640 × 480
Movie images
voice recording
(320 × 240)
Approx.
40sec.
Approx.
30min.
• The table indicates the number of images when using a 16MB SD Memory Card.
• The table is based on standard shooting conditions specified by PENTAX and may vary
depending on the subject, shooting conditions, Capture mode, SD Memory Card, etc.
• As TIFF data is uncompressed, it cannot be stored on a 16MB SD Memory Card.
Use a Card with a capacity of 32MB or more.
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!Precautions When Using a SD Memory Card
1
Getting Started
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before opening the battery / card cover.
• The SD Memory Card is equipped with a write-protect
Write-protect switch
switch. Setting the switch to [LOCK] protects the existing
data by prohibiting recording of new data, deletion of
existing data or formatting of the card.
• The SD Memory Card formatted by the other equipment
than this camera cannot be used for PC, etc.
Formatting must be done by this camera.
• Care should be taken if you remove the SD Memory Card
immediately after using the camera, as the card may be hot.
• Do not remove the SD Memory Card or turn the camera off
while data is being recorded on the card or transferred to PC
using USB cable as this may cause the data to be lost or the
card to be damaged.
• Do not bend the SD Memory Card or subject it to violent impact.
• Keep it away from water and store away from high temperature.
• Be sure to format unused SD Memory Card or SD Memory Card that have been
used on another camera. Refer to “Formatting a SD Memory Card” (p.112) for
instructions on formatting.
• Never remove the SD Memory Card during formatting as this may cause the card
to be damaged and become unusable.
• The data on the SD Memory Card may be erased in the following circumstances.
Pentax does not accept any liability for data that is erased.
• when the SD Memory Card is mishandled by the user.
• when the SD Memory Card is exposed to static electricity or electrical
interference.
• when the card has not been used for a long time.
• when the card is ejected, the AC adapter is disconnected or the battery is
removed while the data on the card is being accessed.
• The SD Memory Card has a limited service life. If it is not used for a long time, the
data on the card may become unreadable. Be sure to make a backup of important
data on a PC.
• Avoid using or storing the card where it may be exposed to static electricity or
electrical interference.
• Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight or where it may be exposed to
rapid changes in temperature or to condensation.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
Power switch
1
Getting Started
Playback button
1
Press the power switch.
The camera will turn on.
When the camera is turned on, the lens cover opens and the lens extends.
Press the power switch again to turn the camera off.
Card Check
It automatically performs a card check when the camera
is turned on. h appears on the LCD monitor if no SD
Memory Card has been inserted.
And when the write-protect switch is set to LOCK, Y will
be displayed instead of h, and the images or sound
cannot be recorded.
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Play back Only Mode
Press the power switch while pressing the playback button, the playback only
mode will be activated.
• If the camera is turned on by the playback only mode, the lens cannot
be popped up.
• Turn off the camera and then turn it again to change from the
playback only mode to shooting mode.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.26.
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Diopter adjustment lever
Getting Started
Viewfinder
1
You can adjust the diopter in the range of –3 m–1 to +1 m–1 (per meter) if the
subject through the viewfinder are hard to see.
1
Aim the camera at the bright subject. While looking through
the viewfinder move the diopter adjustment lever to the left
or right until the subject appears in the sharpest focus.
For easy adjustment, point the camera at a subject with clearly defined
outlines.
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Initial Settings
Power switch
1
Getting Started
Viewfinder
Four-way controller
OK button
Display button
Menu button
If the initial settings screen appears when you turn the camera on, follow the
procedure below to set the display language, Home Town, DST, and current date
and time. If the date and time that appear at the bottom right of the LCD monitor
when you turn the camera on for the first time is not the current time, follow the
instructions for “Setting the Date and Time” (p.22) to set the correct date and time.
Setting the Display Language
You can choose the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are
displayed from the following: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian,
Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
1
2
Turn the camera on.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select the display language.
Initial settings
Language/
City
DST
The default setting is English.
3
Press the four-way controller (3).
MENU
Exit
English
NYC
OK
OK
The screen for setting the city will be displayed.
You can change the setting after it has been made. Refer to “Changing the
Display Language” (p.119).
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Setting the Home Town
You can choose the city (Home Town) in which you will use the camera.
1
Initial settings
Language/
Press the four-way controller (3).
City
DST
The screen for setting the D.S.T will be
displayed.
MENU
1
English
NYC
Exit
OK
OK
• See p.128 for the list of cities and corresponding code names.
• You can change the setting after it has been made. Refer to “Setting the
World Time” (p.116).
Getting Started
2
Press the four-way controller (45) to
select the desired city (Home Town).
Setting the D.S.T. Mode
You can choose whether or not to display the Y (Daylight Saving Time) mode.
1
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select Y or Z.
Initial settings
Language/
The default setting is Z (Off).
2
City
DST
Press the OK button.
The screen for setting the Data and Time will be
displayed.
MENU
Exit
English
NYC
OK
OK
You can change the setting after it has been made. Refer to “Setting the
World Time” (p.116).
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Setting the Date and Time
Set the current date and time.
1
1
Use the four-way controller (23) to
change the month.
Date Adjust
Getting Started
10 / 01 / 2003
0 : 00
MENU
2
Press the four-way controller (5).
Exit
DISP
12/24 OK OK
Date Adjust
2 and 3 will be displayed above and below the
10 / 01 / 2003
month.
0 : 00
MENU
3
Use the four-way controller (23) to
change the day and press the four-way
controller (5).
Exit
DISP
12/24 OK OK
Date Adjust
10 / 01 / 2003
0 : 00
2 and 3 will be displayed above and below the
day.
MENU
4
Repeat Step 3 to change the [year]
[hour] and [minutes].
Exit
DISP
12/24 OK OK
Date Adjust
10 / 01 / 2003
0 : 00
MENU
5
Use the Display button to select the 12hour or 24-hour display format.
Exit
12/24 OK OK
Date Adjust
10 / 01 / 2003
11 : 19
MENU
22
DISP
Exit
PM
DISP
12/24 OK OK
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When you have finished the settings, press the OK button
when the clock reaches 00 seconds.
• For an accurate time setting, when you have finished the settings, press
the OK button when the clock reaches 00 seconds.
• You can cancel the settings operation and switch to Capture mode by
pressing the MENU / Fn button when the initial settings screen is
displayed. If this is done, the initial settings screen will be displayed next
time you turn the camera on.
• You can change the settings after they have been made. Refer to
“Changing the Date / Time” (p.116).
1
Getting Started
The camera is ready to take a picture.
Press the OK button again after pressing the OK button when the clock
reaches 00 seconds to return to Capture mode when you set date and
time except the initial settings.
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Quick Start
Taking Still Pictures
Shutter release
button
Mode dial
2
Quick Start
Power switch
Viewfinder
Zoom /f/y button
LCD monitor
For the simplest procedure to take still pictures.
The flash fires automatically depending on the light conditions.
1
Press the power switch.
200
The camera will turn on.
2
3
Set the mode dial to A.
Confirm the subject and shooting
information on the LCD monitor.
The focus area in the middle of the LCD monitor
indicates the zone of automatic focusing. You
can change the size of the subject by pressing
the Zoom button.
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Focus Area
x : makes the subject bigger.
w : makes the subject smaller.
You can check the size of the subject by looking through the viewfinder.
As there is no focus area in the viewfinder, be sure to check the focusing
area on the LCD monitor.
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4
Press the shutter release button.
The image will be displayed on the LCD monitor for 2 seconds (Instant
Review) and recorded on the SD Memory Card. (The green and red lamps
on the right of the viewfinder blink alternately while the image is being
recorded on the SD Memory Card.)
Using the Shutter Release Button
The focus and exposure are locked when the shutter release button is pressed
lightly (halfway).
They remain locked while the button is pressed halfway, and the shutter speed
and aperture are displayed on the LCD monitor.
You can find the following information on the LCD monitor, the status lamp and
the flash lamp.
1 Autofocus area
If the subject is in focus, the frame will light green. If the subject is out of focus,
the frame will not appear.
2 Focus status lamp & Flash status lamp
Quick Start
The shutter release button works in a two-step action.
!Press halfway
2
status
Focus status lamp (green)
Flash status lamp (red)
lit
Subject is in focus
Flash is charged
blink
Subject is out of focus
Flash is charging
You cannot take a picture while the flash is charging. Use manual focus to take
the picture when the image is not focused.
Focus manually. 1 p.41
!Pressed down fully
The picture is taken.
Instant Review
The Instant Review default setting is 2 seconds. During this time you can delete
the image by pressing the i button (The [Delete] menu will be displayed.), and
selecting [Delete], and then pressing the OK button. To start recording a voice
memo, press the OK button during Instant Review. Press the OK button again to
stop recording.
Setting the Instant Review Time 1 p.50
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Quick Start
Playing Back Still Pictures
2
Quick Start
LCD monitor
Playback button
Four-way controller
Playing Back Images
You can display the still picture.
1
Press the Playback button after taking a picture.
The image taken will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
To rotate the displayed image
The image will be rotated 90° clockwise each time your press the four-way
controller (3)
.
100-0019
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11:19
100-0019
10/20/2003
11:19
• You cannot rotate movie pictures.
• You cannot rotate images while playing back a voice memo.
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Playing Back Previous or Next Images
Still images can be played back one at a time, proceeding either forward or
backward.
1
Press the Playback button after taking a picture.
2
An image will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
Quick Start
2
Press the four-way controller (45).
displays the previous image.
displays the next image.
Erasing the image displayed on the LCD monitor
While the image is displayed, you can erase it by
pressing the i button (The Delete screen will be
displayed.), press the four-way controller (2) to select
[Delete], and then pressing the OK button.
Press the Playback button or press the shutter release
button halfway to return to shooting status.
File No.
100-0020
Delete
Cancel
• The camera turns on in Playback Only mode when you
turn the cameraOK on
MENU Exit
All images & sounds OK
while pressing the Playback button. As the lens does not extend in
Playback Only mode, this feature is useful when you want to pass the
camera to someone and show them the picture you have just taken. Turn
the camera off and then turn it on again to switch to the Capture mode.
• You can enlarge the image displayed on the LCD monitor by pressing the
Zoom /f/y button.
• When the screen is changed to the playback screen, the image with the
largest file number will be displayed first.
• In the case of movie pictures, the first frame will be displayed.
• If there are no images stored, the [No image & sound] message will be
displayed.
Zoom Display 1 p.89
Adding a Voice Memo 1 p.90
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Quick Start
How to View the Recorded Images
Images taken with the Optio 555 camera are
recorded on the SD Memory Card. You can view
the images recorded on the card on the camera
itself, transfer them to your PC and print them out.
2
Quick Start
Viewing images on the camera
One of the advantages of a digital camera is that it
enables you to view your pictures immediately after you
have taken them. You can check the composition and
focus and take the picture again if you are not satisfied.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.89
Viewing images on a TV
If you want to show your pictures to friends, you can display them on your TV
monitor. Connect the camera to the TV with the AV cable to view images on your
TV.
Viewing Images on a TV 1 p.100
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Viewing images on a PC
Printing by directly connecting the camera to the printer 1 p.104
Process from taking pictures to printing 1 (PC connection manual) p.4-5
2
Quick Start
You can view recorded images and edit them on the PC just by connecting the
camera to the PC with the USB cable and downloading the images (you need to
install the USB driver if you are using Windows 98/98SE). Or you can remove the
SD Memory Card from the camera and transfer the data to your PC using a card
reader. If you use a laptop computer, you can transfer the image data by fitting
the SD Memory Card into the card adapter and inserting the card adapter into the
card slot.
If you are using a printer that is compatible with PictBridge, you can print pictures by
using a USB cable to connect the camera directly to a printer.
Printing images by a printing service
Prints of images recorded on the SD Memory Card can be ordered in the same
way as with conventional photographs by taking the SD Memory Card to a store
that performs printing.
The number of prints can be specified and dates can be included in the prints if
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is set before taking the SD Memory Card to a
store that performs DPOF printing.
Setting the Printing Service 1 p.101
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Common Operations
Changing the Mode
Capture mode is for taking pictures and voice recording.
Playback mode is for playing back or erasing images and sound.
Switching Between Capture Mode and Playback Mode
• Press the Playback button to change from Capture mode to Playback mode.
• Press the Playback button or the shutter release button halfway to change
from Playback mode to Capture mode.
3
Common Operations
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Selecting the Capture Mode
1
Turn the mode dial so that the mark is on E a b c A d
F G D C or O.
E
a
User mode
Manual exposure
The functions are set in advance and the settings
are enabled whenever the camera is turned on.
You can set the shutter speed and aperture
manually.
You can set the shutter speed manually, and the
aperture is set automatically.
p.58
p.56
b
Shutter-priority
c
Aperture-priority
A
Program
d
Picture
You can select a Capture mode from 9 modes
according to the scene you are taking.
F
G
Panorama
This mode is for taking panorama pictures.
p.62
3D
This mode is for taking 3D pictures.
p.64
D
Digital filter
This mode is for taking pictures using a variety of
filters such as red, blue and green.
p.70
C
Movie picture
This mode is for taking moving images. (Sound
can also be recorded.)
p.72
O
Voice recording
This mode is for recording sound.
p.69
You can set the aperture manually, and the
shutter speed is set automatically.
The shutter speed and aperture are set
automatically when taking still pictures.
p.55
p.54
p.53
p.60
Using the Button Functions
1
2
3
4
5
6
78
9
Capture Mode
1
Diopter adjustment lever
Adjusts the viewfinder for optimum clarity. (1 p.19)
2
b button
Common Operations
11 10
3
Changes the flash mode. (1 p.42)
3
( button
Changes the Capture mode as follows.
Using the self-timer (1 p.77)
Using the remote control unit (1 p.78)
Continuous shooting (1 p.79)
Multiple exposure shooting (1 p.82)
Interval shooting (1 p.80)
*When the Capture mode is set to F G C continuous shooting, multiple
exposure shooting and Interval shooting mode will be skipped.
4
) button
Changes the focus mode. (1 p.40)
5
Zoom button
Changes the size of the subject. (1 p.74)
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6
Playback button
Switches to Playback mode. (1 p.33)
7
Four-way controller (45)
Changes the EV compensation in modes other than a and O.
(1 p.74)
Changes the shutter speed in a mode. (1 p.56)
8
Four-way controller (23)
Adjusts the focus in z mode. (1 p.41)
Sets the aperture value in a and c mode. (1 p.56, 54)
Sets the shutter speed in b mode. (1 p.55)
Selects the type of filter in D mode. (1 p.70)
Selects Picture mode in d mode. (1 p.60)
3
Common Operations
9
OK button
Sets the selected menu item. (1 p.34)
When pressed in z mode, the function on the four-way controller (23)
reverts to the function set by the mode dial.
10
Display button
Changes the information displayed on the LCD monitor. (1 p.38)
11
Menu / Fn button
Displays the active menus in Capture mode and retrieves the functions
registered on the four-way controller. (1 p.34, 123)
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3
1
Z button
Protects the image from erasure. (1 p.99)
2
DPOF button
Sets the DPOF data for printing pictures. (1 p.101)
3
i button
Deletes the image. (1 p.96)
4
Zoom /f/y button
Common Operations
Playback Mode
f displays nine images at once. (1 p.94)
Press -y in normal mode to change the size of the Zoom Display image,
displayed on the LCD monitor. (1 p.89)
5
Playback button (1 p.30)
Switches to Capture mode.
6
Four-way controller (45)
Displays images one by one. (1 p.27)
7
OK button
Saves the function selected by the menu item. (1 p.34)
When pressed in Normal Playback mode, the voice memo starts, and
when pressed again, the voice memo stops. (1 p.90)
When pressed in Zoom Display or Nine-image Display mode, changes to
Normal Playback mode. (1 p.89, 94)
8
Display button
Changes the information displayed on the LCD monitor. (1 p.93)
9
Menu / Fn button
Displays the active menus in Playback mode. (1 p.34)
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Using the Menus
The menus are displayed on the LCD monitor when you press the Menu / Fn
button. You can set functions, save the settings and change the camera settings
on these menus.
How to Set the Menus
When you are making settings from a menu, a guide to operation is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
3
1
Press the Menu / Fn button.
Common Operations
The menu screen will be displayed. The selected area will be underlined
in green.
2
Press the four-way controller (45).
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the menu screen.
3
Use the four-way controller (23) to select an item.
Use the four-way controller (23) to move the frame up or down.
4
4’
Use the four-way controller (45) to change the setting.
5
Press the OK button.
If there is a select screen, use the four-way controller (5) to
move to the select screen.
The settings will be saved and the screen will return to capture or
playback status.
If the menu screen is not exited, press the OK button again.
• If you press any buttons except the OK button before press the OK
button and leave the menu screen, any changes to setting will not be
saved.
• Even if you press the OK button and leave the menu screen, if you
remove the battery before turning off the camera or do not otherwise
turn off the camera correctly, any changes to setting will not be saved.
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Example of menu operation
1 Menu / Fn button
2
2
[Q Playback] menu
[A Rec.Mode] menu
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
[B Set-up] menu
Playback
Rec. Mode
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
Set-up
Resize
Trimming
Digital Filter
Alarm
Slideshow
PictBridge
2592 1944
1/1
OK
MENU
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
Off
3sec
Exit
OK
OK
1/3
MENU
Exit
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
OK
OK
3
3
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
4
3
Rec. Mode
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Exit
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
1/3
OK
4’
3
Rec. Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Digital Zoom
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
2/3
MENU
Exit
MENU
2592 1944
Common Operations
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
AWB
Wide
100
Exit
OK
OK
Select screen
Interval Shoot
0.0
Interval
1min 10sec
Number of Shot
On
2sec
02
Start Time
0hr
Off
OK
OK
MENU
Exit
00min
OK
OK
3
To the next screen
• If you press the shutter release button halfway and move the camera to
Capture mode, any changes to the setting will not be saved.
• The [A Rec. Mode] menu will be displayed and when you display the
menu from Playback mode, the [Q Playback] menu will be displayed
when you display the menu from Capture mode.
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Menu List
Please refer to pages 141 to 143 for List of Menu Default settings and the
adjustable [Rec. mode] menu items by Capture mode.
![A Rec.Mode] Menu
Item
3
Reference
Common Operations
For selecting the size of recorded pixels.
For selecting the image compression rate.
p.43
p.44
White Balance
Focusing Area
For adjusting the color balance according to lighting.
For changing the Area of the autofocus.
p.45
p.47
For setting the metering method to determine the
exposure.
For setting the sensitivity.
p.49
AE Metering
Sensitivity
p.48
Digital Zoom
For adjusts the brightness of the flash without
changing the brightness of the background.
For setting the shooting conditions such as exposure,
saturation and sharpness.
For taking digital zoom pictures.
p.75
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
For setting the instant review time.
For taking pictures specified interval of time.
p.50
p.80
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Fast Fwd Movie
3D Mode
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Description
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
For delaying the frame rate when taking movie
pictures (so that the movie appears speeded up when
played back)
For taking 3D pictures.
p.52
p.84
p.86
p.64
Memory
For saving the shooting function settings when the
camera is turned off.
p.87
Sharpness
Saturation
For setting the sharpness.
For setting the saturation.
p.50
p.51
Contrast
USER
For setting the contrast.
For setting the functions registered in User mode.
p.51
p.59
![Q Playback] Menu
Item
Resize
Trimming
Description
For changing the size of images
For trimming images
Digital Filter
Alarm
Slideshow
PictBridge
Apply a red, blue, green, or other image filter to a
captured image.
For setting the alarm to ring at specified time
Recorded images are played successively.
For printing directly from a digital camera connected
to a printer.
Reference
p.107
p.109
p.110
p.126
p.95
p.104
![B Set-up] Menu
Format
3
Description
For formatting the SD Memory Card
Reference
p.112
Sound
For adjusting the beep sound when a button is
pressed. For setting the button operation, start-up,
shutter sounds and volume.
p.113
Date Style
Date Adjust
For setting the date style
For adjusting the date and time
p.115
p.116
World Time
For setting the world time
For changing the language in which menus and
messages are displayed
p.116
Language
Start-up screen
For setting the Start-up screen when the camera is
turned on
Video Out
For setting the video output format
Sleep Timeout
For setting the power saving function
Auto Power Off
For turning off the power automatically.
Quick Delete
Quick Zoom
When this option is turned on, the Delete screen is
displayed with [Delete] or [All Images] selected.
For playing back images at the set size with the Zoom
button pressed only once.
p.119
Common Operations
Item
p.118
p.119
p.120
p.120
p.121
p.121
Fn Setting
For registering a function on the four-way controller.
p.122
Focus Limiter
For switching between limiting and not limiting lens
movement during normal shooting and macro
shooting.
p.124
Reset
For returning the camera settings to defaults
p.125
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Taking Pictures
Displaying Shooting Information (Capture Mode)
You can display information on the LCD monitor when shooting.
The display mode can be changed by pressing the Display button.
Display On
Shooting information is displayed.
1 2 3 4 5
6
1 Flash mode
198
2 Drive mode
3 Focus mode
4 Capture mode
5 AF area
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7 Data & time
8
7
8 Battery indicator
4
Taking Pictures
Histogram Display
The brightness distribution of the image is
displayed.
The x-axis shows the brightness (darkest at the
left end and brightest at the right end) and the yaxis shows the pixel numbers.
1 Recorded pixels
2 Quality level
3 White balance
4 AE metering
5 Sensitivity
6 Histogram
• The AF area will be displayed in the
autofocus mode.
1 2 3
035
2592
AWB
AUTO
6
Grid Display
The grid is displayed. This is useful for
composing detailed pictures.
• The AF area will be displayed in the
autofocus mode.
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5 4
Display Off
No shooting information is displayed.
• The AF area in autofocus mode is displayed.
• If any of the modes are changed such as
Flash mode, the mode you have changed is
displayed for a few seconds.
LCD Monitor Off
Turn off the LCD monitor.
(The LCD monitor is not turned off in Playback
mode.)
4
The LCD monitor does not turn off in C F G D mode.
Taking Pictures
Display On
Saving the Display Mode 1 p.87
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Setting the Shooting Functions
1
4
Selecting the Focus Mode
Taking Pictures
!Focus Mode
Autofocus mode
The camera is focused on the subject in the autofocus
area when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Use this mode when the distance to the subject is more
than 60 cm (1.97 ft).
q
Macro mode
This mode is used when the distance to the subject is
approx. 15 cm – 65 cm (0.5 ft – 2.13 ft).
r
Super macro mode
This mode is used when the distance to the subject is
approximately 2 cm – 65 cm (0.8 inch – 2.13 ft).
s
Infinity-landscape
mode
This mode is used for taking distant objects.
z
Manual focus mode
Adjust focus manually by the four-way controller
(23).
Move focusing area
The position of the autofocus area is changed.
(No icon)
1
Press the q s or z button in Capture mode.
The focus mode changes each time the button is pressed and the set
focus mode is displayed on the LCD monitor.
The camera is ready to take the picture in the set focus mode.
• The default setting of the focus mode is [Autofocus mode].
• The focus is fixed and the focus cannot be selected in the movie picture
mode (1 p.72).
• The zoom is fixed in the wide-angle position in Super Macro mode.
• The image may be overexposed or a dark area may appear at the bottom
right of the picture when you use the flash in Macro mode.
• The flash does not discharge in Super macro mode.
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If you take a picture while looking through the viewfinder when the focus
mode is set on Macro or Super Macro, the range of the resulting picture will
differ from what was seen in the viewfinder.
Be sure to check the image on the LCD monitor.
Manual Focus
The central portion of the picture is enlarged to full screen on the LCD monitor
when the mode is set on z and press the four-way controller (23). Adjust the
focus with the four-way controller while looking at the image on the monitor.
For distant focus
For closer focus
• Keep pressing the four-way controller (23) will move the focusing
position rapidly.
• The central portion of picture is also enlarged in the Digital zoom mode
except at maximum magnification.
Saving the Focus Mode 1 p.87
4
Taking Pictures
Press any buttons except the four-way controller (23) or take a finger off from
the four-way controller (23), the screen returns to the normal display two
seconds later after the focus is set.
Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects
The autofocus mechanism is not all-powerful. Subjects which may not focus are
listed below. In this situation, use focus lock, press the shutter release button to
focus on the another subject that is equal distant from the camera, recompose the
picture while holding the shutter release button halfway, and then take a picture.
a) Extremely low-contrast subject such as a white wall in the focus points range.
b) Subjects which don’t reflect much light within the focus points range.
c) Subjects that are moving extremely fast.
d) Powerfully reflected light or strong backlight (subjects with extremely bright
backgrounds).
e) If vertical or horizontal linge patterns appear whitin the focus points range.
f) Multiple subjects in the foregraond and background wihin the focus points
range.
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1
Selecting the Flash Mode
4
Auto flash
a
b
Flash Off
c
Auto flash +
Red-eye Reduction
d
Flash On +
Red-eye Reduction
Taking Pictures
(No icon)
Flash On
The flash discharges automatically depending on the
light conditions.
The flash will not discharge.
The flash discharges.
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 regard
less of lighting conditions.
• The [Auto flash] and [Auto flash + Red-eye Reduction] modes cannot be
selected when the Capture mode is set to a.
• The flash is off when the Capture mode is set to C, continuous shooting,
infinity-landscape, fireworks in picture mode or super macro mode.
• The flash discharges once before the main flash as supplementary light
for AE metering.
• In [Auto flash + Red-eye Reduction] and [Flash On + Red-eye Reduction]
modes, the flash discharges once to make the pupils of the subject’s eyes
smaller shortly before the main flash discharges to take the picture.
1
Press the b button in Capture mode.
The flash mode changes each time the button is pressed and the icon is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
The camera is ready to take the picture in the set flash mode.
Status of the Focus Status Lamp and Flash Status Lamp 1 p.25
Saving the Flash Mode 1 p.87
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
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AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
Selecting the Recorded Pixels
1
2
3
Select [Recorded Pixels] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to change the size.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
4
Taking Pictures
You can choose the number of recorded pixels from [2592 × 1944], [2048 × 1536],
[1600 × 1200], [1024 × 768] and [640 × 480].
Auto
OK
OK
• The recorded pixels is fixed at 320 × 240 pixels in the movie picture mode.
• If you select a large size, the picture may appear distinct when it is printed
out.
• Selecting a small size reduces the volume of data. This is useful for
attaching images to E-mail or posting them on a website.
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
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AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
Selecting the Quality Levels
4
You can choose the image compression rate.
Taking Pictures
TIFF
TIFF
C BEST
D BETTER
E
GOOD
1
2
3
• Captures the image as uncompressed TIFF data. This is best for
prints and images that will be manipulated on a PC.
• The quality is better and there is a high volume of image data.
• Standard level
• The quality is good and there is a low volume of image data.
Select [Quality Level] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the image quality.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
• The recorded pixels is 2592 × 1944 in the TIFF format.
• When the recorded pixels is set to other than 2592 × 1944, select the TIFF
format and the recorded pixels changes to 2592 × 1944.
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2, 3
4
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAFGDC
Adjusting the Color Balance according to Lighting
(White Balance)
4
F Automatic
G Daylight
H Shade
The camera adjusts the white balance automatically.
Use this mode when taking pictures outside in sunlight.
Use this mode when taking pictures outside in the shade.
Use this mode when taking pictures under electric or other tungsten
light.
I
Tungsten
Light
J
Fluorescent
Light
Use this mode when taking pictures under fluorescent light.
Choose the type of fluorescent light from W (white (4200°K)*),
N (neutral white (5000°K)*) and D (daylight (6500°K)*).
K
Manual
Use this mode when taking pictures by adjusting the whitebalance
manually.
Taking Pictures
You can take pictures in natural colors by adjusting the white balance according
to the light conditions at the time of shooting.
* The color temperature (°K) is approximate and does not indicate the precise
color.
1
2
Select [White Balance] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
White Balance
The white balance screen will be displayed.
3
4
AWB
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select the setting.
Press the OK button twice.
-D
MENU
Exit
OK
OK
The camera is ready to take the picture.
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Selecting the Type of Fluorescent Light J
1
2
3
Select [J] on the White Balance screen.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
choose “W”, “N” or “D”.
White Balance
AWB
Press the OK button twice.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
D
MENU
Exit
OK
OK
Manual Setting
4
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1
2
3
Select [K] (manual) on the white balance screen.
Point your camera at a blank sheet of
paper so that it fills the screen.
AWB
Press the Display button.
The white balance is automatically adjusted,
[Complete] is displayed on the LCD monitor and
the display returns to the menu screen.
4
White Balance
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
-D
MENU
Exit
DISP
Adjust
OK
OK
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
Changing the AF Area (Focusing Area)
You can change the angle of the autofocus area.
3
Normal range
Spot
The autofocus range becomes smaller.
4
Select [Focusing Area] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the setting.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Taking Pictures
1
2
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
The AF area does not appear in the viewfinder. Always check the focusing
area on the LCD monitor.
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
4
Setting the Light Metering Range to Determine the
Exposure (AE Metering)
Taking Pictures
You can choose which part of the screen to use to measure the brightness and
determine the exposure.
1
2
3
L
Multi segment
The exposure is determined by the entire screen.
M
Center-weighted
The exposure is determined mainly by the center of the
screen.
N
Spot
The exposure is determined by the small area in the
center of the screen only.
Select [AE Metering] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the metering mode.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Saving the AE Metering Method 1 p.87
48
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
Setting the Sensitivity
You can select the sensitivity to suit the brightness of the surroundings.
4
Auto
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100
200
400
1
2
3
The camera sets the speed automatically.
• As the lower sensitivity produces sharp images with little or no
noise, but the shutter speed will be slower in low light conditions.
• As the higher sensitivity uses faster shutter speed in low light
conditions to reduce camera shake.
Select [Sensitivity] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the Sensitivity.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Taking Pictures
!Sensitivity
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
[Auto] cannot be selected in manual exposure mode.
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAdFGD
Setting the Instant Review time (Instant Review)
4
Taking Pictures
You can choose the Instant Review time from 0.5sec., 1sec., 2sec., 3sec., 4sec.,
5sec. or OFF (no display).
1
2
3
Select [Instant Review] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the display time.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Digital Zoom
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
2/3
MENU
Exit
0.0
On
2sec
Off
OK
OK
EabcAdFGDC
Setting the Image Sharpness (Sharpness)
You can choose whether you want the image to have sharp or soft outlines.
1
2
3
Select [Sharpness] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the setting from [Normal] to
[Hard (+)] or [Soft (–)].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
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Rec. Mode
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
3/3
MENU
Exit
Parallel
OK
OK
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAFGDC
Setting the Color Saturation (Saturation)
You can set the color saturation.
3
4
Select [Saturation] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45)
to change the setting from [Normal] to
[Hard (+)] or [Soft (–)].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
3/3
MENU
Exit
Parallel
OK
OK
Taking Pictures
1
2
EabcAFGDC
Setting the Image Contrast (Contrast)
You can set the image contrast.
1
2
3
Select [Contrast] on the [A Rec.Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45)
to change the setting from [Normal] to
[Hard (+)] or [Soft (–)].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
Rec. Mode
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
3/3
MENU
Exit
Parallel
OK
OK
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Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2
3
1
1/3
MENU
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
EabcAFGDC
Adjusting the Flash Output
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Taking Pictures
You can adjust the output of the flash without changing the brightness of the
background.
1
2
Select [Flash Exp. Comp.] on the [A Rec. Mode] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select the compensation level.
4 Reduces the brightness.
5 Increases the brightness.
3
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
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Rec. Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Digital Zoom
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
2/3
MENU
Exit
+1.0
On
2sec
Off
OK
OK
Taking Pictures
1
2
4
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture for taking still
pictures. However, you can select other functions such as the flash mode or
continuous shooting mode.
1
2
Set the mode dial to A.
Press the shutter release button.
Taking Pictures
Letting the Camera Set the Exposure (Program Mode)
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The picture will be taken.
1/250
F2.8
Aperture
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Shutter speed
Using the Shutter Release Button 1 p.25
Playing back images 1 p.26
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1
3
2
4
Setting the Aperture Value (Aperture-Priority Mode)
Taking Pictures
In this mode the aperture value is set manually and the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed.
1
2
Set the mode dial to c.
Use the four-way controller (23) to
change the aperture value.
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2 Makes the aperture larger.
(Reduces the aperture value.)
3 Makes the aperture smaller.
(Increases the aperture value.)
3
Press the shutter release button.
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Aperture value
The picture will be taken.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.26
The aperture value will be saved when the camera is turned off.
• The four-way controller (23) becomes the manual focus button and
cannot be used to change the aperture value when the focus mode is set
to manual. Press the OK button once and then use the four-way controller
(23) to change the value to change the aperture value.
• The exposure is not appropriate when the shutter speed is displayed in
orange on the LCD monitor.
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1
3
2
Setting the Shutter Speed (Shutter-Priority Mode)
4
1
2
Set the mode dial to b.
Use the four-way controller (23) to
change the shutter speed.
200
2 Increases the shutter speed.
3 Reduces the shutter speed.
1/250
F2.8
3
Press the shutter release button.
Taking Pictures
In this mode the shutter speed is set manually and the camera automatically sets
the aperture value.
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Shutter speed
The picture will be taken.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.26
The set shutter speed will be saved when the camera is turned off.
• The four-way controller (23) becomes the manual focus button and
cannot be used to change the shutter speed when the focus mode is set to
manual. Press the OK button once and then use the four-way controller
(23) to change the value to change the shutter speed.
• The exposure is not appropriate when the aperture value is displayed in
orange on the LCD monitor.
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1
3
2
4
Setting the Exposure Manually (Manual Exposure Mode)
Taking Pictures
You can set the shutter speed and aperture value manually.
1
2
Set the mode dial to M.
Use the four-way controller to change
the shutter speed and aperture value.
4 Increases the shutter speed.
5 Reduces the shutter speed.
2 Makes the aperture larger.
(Reduces the aperture value.)
3 Makes the aperture smaller.
(Increases the aperture value.)
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F2.8
Aperture
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Shutter speed
If the combination of shutter speed and aperture value do not give an appropriate
exposure, a warning will be displayed.
(Lit)
(Blinking)
p (Lit)
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If the deviation from the appropriate exposure is between –0.3 EV and –
2.0 EV, n will light, and if between +0.3 EV and +2.0 EV m will light, and
the value will be displayed.
If the picture is underexposed at a setting lower than –2.0 EV,
n blinks, and if overexposed at a setting higher than +2.0 EV,
m blinks.
Metering is not possible.
3
Press the shutter release button.
The picture will be taken at the set shutter speed and aperture value.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.26
The shutter speed and aperture value will be saved when the camera is
turned off.
• EV compensation is not available in this mode.
• The four-way controller (23) becomes the manual focus button and
cannot be used to change the aperture value when the focus mode is set
to manual. Press the OK button once and then use the four-way controller
(23) to change the value to change the aperture value.
• The [Auto flash] and [Auto flash + Red-eye Reduction] flash modes cannot
be selected.
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1
5
3, 4
2
4
Taking Pictures
Using Preset Function Settings (User Mode)
Register Capture mode or functions that you use frequently and then align the
mode dial to E to quickly take pictures using your preferred settings.
Registering a function
1
2
3
4
Set the mode dial to E.
Set the [A Rec. Mode] items to your preferred settings.
Press the four-way controller (23) to select [E].
Press the four-way controller (45) to select a Capture mode
to be saved.
The set functions and Capture mode are registered in [User Mode].
See the table on the next page for the functions that can be set in the User
mode.
5
58
Press the shutter release button.
Registering Functions in User Mode
By setting the mode dial to and setting the shooting functions, the functions and
Capture mode are registered in User mode.
!Functions that can be set in User mode
Function
Default Setting
Ref.
Function
Default Setting
Ref.
Recorded Pixels
2592 × 1944
p.43
Instant Review*
2 sec
p.50
D
p.44
Interval Shoot*
–
p.80
AWB
p.45
Fast Fwd Movie
Off
p.80
Focusing Area
Wide
p.47
3D Mode*
Parallel
p.64
AE Metering
L
p.48
Memory
–
p.87
Sensitivity
Auto
p.49
Sharpness
Normal
p.50
Flash exposure
0.0
p.52
Saturation
Normal
p.51
Auto Bracket*
–
p.84
Contrast
Normal
p.51
Digital Zoom
On
p.75
USER
e
–
• For the USER mode, you can choose from the following six modes:
program, manual exposure, aperture priority, shutter priority, picture or
digital filter mode.
• Settings made for functions marked with an asterisk (*) are reflected in
other modes as well as User mode.
1
Set the mode dial to E.
2
Press the shutter release button.
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Quality Level
White Balance
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1/250
F2.8
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The picture will be taken.
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1
3
2
4
Taking Pictures
Selecting the Picture Mode According to the Shooting
Scene (Picture mode)
You can select the Picture mode according to the shooting scene.
!Picture mode
There are nine available modes in Picture mode.
1
2
3
H
Landscape
B
Night-Scene Mode
Enables you to take dark scenes such as night views.
I
Flower
Enables to take flower photos bright in color.
J
Portrait
Enables to take portraits with spatial effect, by emphasizing
the person.
L
Surf & Snow
Enables to take clear photos at dazzling places like beaches
and snow covered mountains.
N
Autumn Colors
Enables you to take colorful photos of trees in autumn.
K
Sunset
Enables to reproduce beautiful colors for sunrise and sunset
photos.
g
Fireworks
Enables you to take bright photos of fireworks.
W
Text
Enables you to take clear photos of text.
Enables to take landscape photos with bright colors.
Set the Mode dial to d..
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select the required mode
Press the shutter release button.
The picture will be taken.
Playing Back Still Pictures 1 p.26
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200
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• The picture mode will be saved when the camera is turned off.
• The flash is disabled in Fireworks mode and the focus is fixed at infinity.
• The four-way controller (23) becomes the manual focus button and
cannot be used to change the picture mode when the focus mode is set to
manual. Press the OK button once and then use the four-way controller
(23) to change the picture mode to change the picture mode.
• To avoid camera movement in Night-scene, Sunset and Fireworks mode.
You are recommended to fix the camera on a tripod.
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1
3, 4
2
5
4
Taking Panorama Pictures (Panorama Assist Mode)
Taking Pictures
Using the provided software (ACDSee™), join several pictures on your PC and
easily create panoramic photos. Join photos that have been taken so the edges
of the images overlap in Panorama Assist Mode to create a single panoramic
photo.
1
2
Set the mode dial to F.
Use the four-way controller to choose
the direction in which the images will be
joined.
SSet
e t sshift
h i f t direction
direction
4 Joins
5 Joins
2 Joins
3 Joins
the images at the left.
the images at the right.
the images at the top.
the images at the bottom.
The example shows the images when 5 is selected.
3
Take the first picture.
Press the shutter release button to take the first
image. The right edge of the image is displayed
in transparent form on the left of the LCD
monitor.
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4
Move the camera to the right and take
the second picture.
Position the camera so that the actual image
display overlaps the transparent display on the
left edge, and then release the shutter.
Repeat the above procedure to take the third
and subsequent pictures.
5
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Press the OK button.
The screen returns to Step 1.
To cancel Panorama assist mode, change to another mode.
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Taking Pictures
• The camera cannot join the images. Use the panorama software
(ACDSee™) provided with the camera.
• See p.32 in the separate booklet (PC connection manual) for instructions
on how to create panoramic photos.
• Continuous shooting, Multiple Exposure mode and interval shooting are
not possible in Panorama assist mode.
• A computer running Windows is necessary for joining images.
(The ACD photostitcher software provided with the camera is not
supported by Macintosh.)
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5
6, 8
2, 3
1
4, 9
4
Taking Stereo Pictures (3D Image Mode)
Taking Pictures
You can take 3D pictures using the LCD monitor and view them by the parallel
method or cross method (p.66). If you print out the 3D pictures taken by parallel
method and look at them through the 3D image viewer provided, the image will
appear in three dimensions.
Print 3D pictures taken using the parallel method and view them using the
provided 3D image viewer. Images will appear three-dimensional.
Select the 3D mode
The default setting is [Parallel]. If you do not need to switch to [Cross], go to
Step 5.
1
Press the Menu / Fn button.
The [A Rec. Mode] menu will be displayed.
2
3
Press the four-way controller (23) to
select [3D Mode].
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select [Cross].
To view the picture with the 3D image viewer,
select [Parallel].
You can also view it without the image viewer.
4
Press the OK button.
The 3D image mode screen appears again.
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Rec. Mode
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
3/3
MENU
Exit
Cross
OK
OK
Taking pictures
5
Set the Mode dial to G.
The screen for taking the first picture appears in the middle of the LCD
monitor.
6
Take the first picture.
14
Hold the camera so that the subject is in the
middle of the screen, and press the shutter
release button.
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The picture is displayed in the left half screen of
the LCD monitor. The right half screen is for
taking the second picture.
7
4
Move the camera to right without
changing your stance.
Take the second picture.
Make sure that the subject is in the middle of the
right half of the screen and press the shutter release button.
When you have taken the second picture, the screen returns to Step 6.
9
Press the Playback button.
The LCD monitor displays both the left and right images.
Taking Pictures
8
14
• Press the Menu / Fn button or change the 3D image mode to another
Capture mode to cancel the 3D image mode.
• A clear three-dimensional effect will not be achieved if the two images are
taken in widely different positions (heights) or are not straight. When taking a
person, you are recommended to ask your model to stay as still as possible
and to take the second picture as quickly as you can. It is easier to take the
pictures if you use a tripod or appropriate base.
• As a guide, the camera should be moved about 1/40 of the distance
between the camera and the subject. For example, if the subject is 3m
away, the distance the camera should be moved will be
3m ÷ 40=7.5cm.
However, as the way people see three-dimensional images differs from
person to person, there is no need to be too concerned. Refer to the table
below for a simple guide to how far to move the camera.
Distance to subject
0.1 m
0.3 m
0.5 m
1m
3m
5m
Camera movement
0.5 cm
1 cm
1.5 cm
2.5 cm
7.5 cm
13 cm
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!Viewing 3D pictures by the parallel method and cross method
As our eyes are positioned about 6 – 7 cm apart, there is a very slight deviation
between what we see with our right eye and what we see with our left eye. The
difference is processed by our brain to produce a three-dimensional image. This
principle is applied to taking and viewing 3D pictures.
3D pictures can be viewed by the parallel method where the left and right lines of
vision are virtually parallel, as when looking at a distant scene, or the cross
method where the left and right lines of vision are crossed, as when you cross
your eyes. A certain amount of practice may be necessary to view 3D pictures
without using the viewer.
!How to Assemble the 3D Image Viewer
Assemble the 3D image viewer supplied with the camera as shown below.
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!How to view 3D pictures using the 3D image viewer
Print out the pictures so that they are about 11cm or 12cm wide and place the
divider of the 3D image viewer in the middle of the two.
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As the distance between the left and right eyes differs from person to
person, some people may have difficulty obtaining a three-dimensional
effect even when looking at prints that are the same size. It may be
especially difficult if the pictures are very large or very small.
Try different sizes until the right effect is achieved.
• Never look at the sun through the 3D image viewer.
• Do not leave the 3D image viewer where it is exposed to direct sunlight as
this may lead to fire.
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!Example of a 3D picture
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1
2, 3
Recording Sound (Voice Recording Mode)
4
1
Set the mode dial to O.
The recordable time is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
1 Remaining time 2Recording time
2
1
00
0 : 29:
29 55
00
0 : 00:
00 00
Taking Pictures
You can record sound. The recordable time is displayed on the LCD monitor
according to how much space is available on the SD Memory Card.
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2
Press the shutter release button.
Recording starts. The self-timer lamp and flash status lamp blink during
recording.
3
Press the shutter release button.
Recording stops. The remaining recordable time is displayed.
Playing back sound 1 p.92
Sound is saved in WAVE monaural files.
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1
3
2
4
Taking Pictures with Digital Filters (Digital Filter Mode)
Taking Pictures
You can take pictures using digital filters. The filters consist of color filters such
as red, blue and green, a soft filter that produces a fuzzy effect.
!Color filters
Eight colors, black-and-white, sepia, red, pink, violet, blue, green and yellow, are
provided for the color filters. When you select a color filter in the Digital Filter
mode, the display on the LCD monitor is filtered with the selected color, and the
pictures are taken in that color.
!Soft Filter
Pictures taken with the soft filter have a fuzzy effect.
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1
2
3
Set the Mode dial to D.
200
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select a digital filter to use.
Press the shutter release button.
The picture will be taken.
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Playing back still pictures 1 p.26
The four-way controller (23) becomes the manual focus button and cannot
be used to change the filter when the focus mode is set to manual. Press the
OK button once and then use the four-way controller (23) to change the
filter to change the filter.
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1
2, 3
4
Taking Movie Pictures (Movie Picture Mode)
Taking Pictures
This mode enables you to take moving images. The amount of images you can
capture is displayed on the top right of the screen.
Sound can be recorded at the same time.
1
Set the mode dial to C.
The following information will be displayed on
the LCD monitor.
1 Flash OFF
2 Movie Picture mode icon
3 Remaining shooting time
2
Press the shutter release button.
Shooting will start.
You can change the size of the image using the
Zoom button.
x : makes the image bigger.
w : makes the image smaller.
3
Press the shutter release button.
Shooting will end.
The remaining shooting time will be displayed.
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1
2
3
5
00
0 : 00 : 12
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Keeping the shutter release button pressed
Pictures will be taken for as long as you keep the button pressed when you keep
the shutter release button pressed for more than one second. Shooting stops
when you take a finger off from the shutter release button.
Playing Back Movie Pictures 1 p.91
• The flash will not discharge in Movie Picture mode.
• Continuous shooting, interval shooting and multiple exposure shooting are
not possible in Movie Picture mode.
• The LCD monitor cannot be turned off in Movie Picture mode.
• Focusing Area mode is not available in Movie Picture mode.
• The digital zoom can be operated in Movie Picture mode.
• The focus is fixed and focus mode cannot be selected in the movie picture
mode.
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1
EabcAdFGDC
Using the Zoom
4
You can use the zoom to take pictures in tele or wide mode.
Taking Pictures
1
Press the Zoom button in Capture
mode.
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x (Wide): makes the subject larger
w (Tele): makes the subject smaller
When the digital zoom function is disabled, you
can take pictures at up to 5× magnification using
the optical zoom.
When the digital zoom is enabled, you can
further enlarge the subject to a maximum
magnification equivalent to 20×.
Zoom bar
Digital zoom
range
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Enabling the Digital Zoom Function
1
Press the Menu/Fn button in Capture mode.
The [A Rec.Mode] menu will be displayed.
2
Press the four-way controller (3) to
select [Digital Zoom].
3
Use the four-way controller (5) to select
[On].
4
Press the OK button.
Rec. Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Digital Zoom
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
2/3
MENU
Exit
0.0
On
2sec
Off
OK
OK
The camera is ready to take a picture.
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4
Taking Pictures
• When you turn the LCD monitor off, the digital zoom is disabled when the
digital zoom function is set to On.
• The image will be blurred when shooting an image using the digital zoom
function.
• The camera movement may occur due to high magnification. Use the
tripod to prevent it when using the digital zoom function.
• The digital zoom is enabled when taking a movie picture.
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EV Compensation
4
You can take pictures that are intentionally over-exposed or under-exposed.
Taking Pictures
1
Press the four-way controller (45) in
Capture mode.
Four-way controller (4)
decreases the EV compensation to a
negative (–) level
Four-way controller (5)
increases the EV compensation to a positive
(+) level
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EV compensation level
The set level is displayed on the LCD monitor.
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• If you press 4 or 5 one time, or set to ± 0, the set level displayed on the
LCD monitor will go off after two seconds.
• The exposure compensation cannot be set in the Fireworks picture mode.
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Using the Self-timer
The picture will be taken 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.
Press the ( button in Capture mode to display g on the
LCD monitor.
2
Press the shutter release button.
The self-timer is engaged and the self-timer lamp lights. The picture is
taken approximately three seconds after the self-timer lamp starts to blink.
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Taking Pictures
1
• The second count will be displayed when you turn the LCD monitor on.
• Press the shutter release button halfway while the second count is
displayed to cancel the self-timer.
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Using the Remote Control Unit (optional)
4
You can take pictures using the remote control F (optional).
Taking Pictures
1
Press the ( button in Capture mode
to display i on the LCD monitor.
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The self-timer lamp will blink and the camera is
ready to take pictures.
2
Press the shutter release button on the
remote control unit.
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The self-timer lamp will blink rapidly and the
picture will be taken after approximately three seconds.
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• The buttons on the camera can be used in the same way.
• Please ensure that the remote control unit is no more than 5 meters away
from the front of the camera.
• The distance at which the remote control unit operates may be reduced
when taking pictures against the light.
• Press the ( button in step 1 to display h on the LCD monitor to take a
picture immediately after pressing the shutter release button on the
remote control unit.
!Life of the Battery for the Remote Control Unit
A signal can be sent from the remote control unit to the camera approximately
30,000 times. If the battery needs changing, contact your nearest Pentax
customer service center. (A charge is made for replacing the battery.)
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Continuous Shooting
Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter release button is pressed.
Press the ( button in Capture mode
to display j on the LCD monitor.
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The mode will change to Continuous Shooting
mode.
2
Press the shutter release button.
Pictures will be taken continuously while the
shutter release button is pressed. Shooting
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The interval will vary according to the [Recorded Pixels] and [Quality Level]
setting.
• The flash will not discharge in Continuous Shooting mode.
• Continuous shooting is not available for Movie Picture, Panorama assist
mode and 3D Image modes.
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Taking Pictures at Fixed Intervals (Interval Shooting)
4
In this mode still pictures are taken automatically at a fixed interval.
Taking Pictures
1
Press the ( button in Capture mode to display k on the
LCD monitor.
2
Press the shutter release button.
Interval shooting will start with the following settings.
• Interval
0min 10sec
• Number of shot 02
• Start time
0hr 0min
The camera turns off automatically when shooting is finished.
• Interval shooting can be set at intervals of 10 seconds to 4 minutes in units
of 1 second, and intervals of 4 minutes to 99 minutes in units of 1 minute.
Intervals of less than 10 seconds cannot be set.
• The number of pictures can be set in the range of 2 to 99 pictures.
• The start time can be set between 0 min. and 23 hr. 59 min. in units of 1
minute.
• If the start time is set to 0 min., the first picture will be taken as soon as the
shutter release button is pressed.
• The remaining number of pictures and interval time will be displayed on the
LCD monitor when you press the power switch on during standby. If you press
the Menu / Fn button, the message “Stop interval shooting?” will be displayed.
To cancel interval shooting, press the OK button.
• Interval shooting stops and the camera turns off automatically when the
SD Memory Card runs out of memory space.
Interval shooting is not possible in C F G mode.
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Setting the interval, number of shot, and start time
1
Press the Menu / Fn button in Capture mode.
The [A Rec.Mode] menu will be displayed.
2
3
Press the four-way controller (3) to
select [Interval Shoot].
Interval Shoot
Interval
1min 10sec
Press the four-way controller (5).
Number of Shot
The Interval Shooting menu will be displayed
and [Interval] will be framed.
Start Time
02
0hr
MENU
4
00min
Exit
OK
OK
Set the interval time.
5
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the number of
pictures, then press (3).
4
Taking Pictures
1. Press the four-way controller (5).
23 will be displayed above and below the minutes.
2. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the minutes, then
press (5).
23 will be displayed above and below the seconds.
3. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the seconds, then
press (5).
4. Press the four-way controller (3).
The frame will move to [Number of shoot].
The frame will move to [Start Time].
6
Set the time to start shooting.
1. Press the four-way controller (5).
23 will be displayed above and below the hours.
2. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the hours, then press
5.
23 will be displayed above and below the minutes.
3. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the minutes, then
press (5).
7
Press the OK button twice.
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Superimposing One Picture on Top of Another
(Multiple Exposure Mode)
Taking Pictures
You can superimpose a new image on top of an image already recorded.
When images have been recorded
1
Press ( in Capture mode to switch to
Multiple Exposure mode.
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The screen for selecting the base image will be
displayed.
2
Use the four-way controller (45) to
choose the base image and press the
OK button.
Choose Base Image
MENU
Exit
OK
Ok
The selected image will appear in transparent form on the LCD monitor.
3
Aim the camera at your subject and
choose the exposure method with the
four-way controller (23).
SPriority is given to the brighter image.
QPriority is given to the darker image.
RThe average exposure is obtained.
4
Press the shutter release button.
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Exposure method
The Instant Review screen will be displayed and
you will be asked whether you want to continue shooting.
If you select [Continue] and press the OK button, the picture you have just
created will be played back enabling you to add another image. The
combined picture will be saved as a new file.
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When there are no recorded images
1
Press ( in Capture mode to switch to
Multiple Exposure mode.
Base Image Shooting
A message will appear on the LCD monitor
informing you that the camera is ready to take
the base image.
Take the base image. When you have taken the
base image, it will appear in transparent form on
the LCD monitor.
2
Aim the camera at your subject and
choose the exposure method with the
four-way controller (23).
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SPriority is given to the brighter image.
QPriority is given to the darker image.
RThe average exposure is obtained.
Press the shutter release button.
Exposure method
The Instant Review screen will be displayed and you will be asked
whether you want to continue shooting.
If you select [Continue] and press the OK button, the picture you have just
created will be played back enabling you to add another image. The
combined picture will be saved as a new file.
Taking Pictures
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• Multiple exposure is not possible in C F G mode.
• Continuous shooting is not possible in Multiple Exposure mode.
• The LCD monitor cannot be turned off in Multiple Exposure mode.
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8
Rec. Mode
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
7
1
1/3
MENU
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AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
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Automatically Changing the Shooting Conditions (Auto
bracket)
Taking Pictures
You can take pictures automatically with three different exposure, white balance,
sharpness, saturation and contrast settings.
1
Press the Menu / Fn button in Capture mode.
The [A Rec. Mode] menu will be displayed.
2
Press the four-way controller (3) to select
[Auto Bracket].
3
Press the four-way controller (5).
[Applied Photo] screen to select the bracket setting will be displayed.
4
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select the conditions for bracket
shooting.
Auto Bracket
Applied Photo
Exp.Bracket
Bracket Amount
If you selected [Sharpness], [Saturation] or
[Contrast], skip to step 7.
± 0.3
MENU
5
Press the four-way controller (3) to
select [Exp. Bracket] or [White
Balance].
Exit
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Use the four-way controller (45) to set
the bracketing steps.
OK
Auto Bracket
Applied Photo
Exp.Bracket
Bracket Amount
Go to [Bracket Amount].
6
OK
± 0.3
MENU
Exit
OK
OK
7
Press the OK button.
The Bracket mode is set.
8
Press and hold down the shutter release button.
Auto bracket shooting starts.
When shooting is finished, a message will be displayed asking whether
you want to continue shooting or not. To continue shooting in auto bracket
mode, select [Continue] and press the OK button.
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4
Taking Pictures
• Check the pictures you have taken using the Playback mode.
• If you set auto bracket when you set the Continuous shooting mode,
continuous shooting will be cancelled.
• The auto bracket setting will be cancelled by pressing the Menu / Fn
button or OK button.
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1
3, 4
5
2
C
Taking Fast Forward Movie Pictures (Fast Fwd Movie)
4
This mode lets you take movie pictures at a delayed frame rate so that when you
play the movie back, the action appears speeded up.
Taking Pictures
1
2
Set the mode dial to C.
Press the Menu / Fn button in Capture mode.
The [A Rec.Mode] menu will be displayed.
3
4
Press the four-way controller (3) to select [Fast Fwd Movie].
Use the four-way controller (45) to
Rec. Mode
choose [Off (×1)], [×2], [×5], [×10], [×50]
Flash Exp. Comp.
0.0
Auto Bracket
or [×100].
Digital Zoom
On
5
6
Press the OK button.
Press the shutter release button.
Shooting in Fast Forward Movie mode starts.
7
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
2/3
MENU
Exit
2sec
x2
OK
OK
Press the shutter release button.
Shooting in Fast Fwd Movie mode ends.
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• Off (×1) is the normal setting for movie pictures (15 frames per second).
Each time ×2 or ×5 is selected, the number of frames taken per second is
reduced to 1/2 or 1/5.
• As movie pictures are normally played back at the rate of 15 frames per
second, movies taken at ×2 are played back twice as fast and movies
taken at ×5 are played back five times as fast.
• Sound cannot be recorded.
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Saving the Settings (Memory)
Saving the Menu Items (Memory)
You can choose whether you want the set values to be saved when the camera
is turned off. If you select [On], the settings will be saved in the status they were
in immediately before the camera was turned off. If you select [Off], the settings
will be reset to the defaults when the camera is turned off.
Item
Description
Flash
The flash mode setting on the b button is saved.
Flash
Exp. Comp.
Saves the Flash Compensation setting.
0.0
White Balance
The [White Balance] setting on the [A Rec.Mode] menu is
saved.
Off
4
EV
Compensation
The set EV compensation value is saved.
Off
Digital Zoom
The [Digital Zoom] setting on the [A Rec.Mode] menu is
saved.
On
Taking Pictures
Default
Setting
Off
Sensitivity
The [AE Metering] setting on the [A Rec.Mode] menu is
saved.
The [Sensitivity] setting on the [A Rec.Mode] menu is saved.
Focus Mode
Zoom Position
The focus mode setting is saved.
The zoom position setting is saved.
Off
Off
MF Position
DISPLAY
The focus position set by Manual Focus is saved.
The LCD monitor display mode is saved.
Off
Off
File No.
The file number is saved. If a new SD Memory Card
is inserted, the sequential file number is assigned.
On
AE Metering
Off
Off
• Menu items not included in [Memory] will also be saved in the settings
selected on the menus for each function when the camera is turned off.
• The zoom position setting in the digital zoom range will not be saved when
[Zoom Position] is set to On in [Memory].
• The Auto Bracket setting is not saved.
• [Memory] can be set separately in User mode and other Capture modes.
• [Zoom Position] will be set to On automatically when [MF Position] is set to
On.
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1
Press the Menu / Fn button in Capture
mode.
2
Press the four-way controller (23) to
select [Memory].
3
Press the four-way controller (5).
[Memory] menu will be displayed.
4
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select the item.
5
Use the four-way controller (45) to
switch O [On] and P [Off].
6
Press the OK button twice.
The camera is ready to take the picture.
4
Taking Pictures
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Rec. Mode
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
3/3
MENU
Exit
Parallel
OK
OK
OK
OK
Memory
Flash
F l a s h E x p. C o m p.
White Bal.
EV Compensation
Digital Zoom
AE Metering
1/2
MENU
Exit
Playback / Erasing
Playing Back Images and Sound
2
1
3
Playing Back Still Pictures
See “Playing Back Still Pictures” (p.26).
Zoom Display
1
2
Enter the Playback mode and choose
the image you want to magnify with the
four-way controller (45).
Press x/y on the Zoom /f/y button.
1.1X
The image will be magnified (1× to 8×).
• The following operations can be
performed while the magnified image
is displayed.
Four-way controller (2345)
Zoom /f/y button (x)
Zoom /f/y button (w)
Display button
3
5
Playback / Erasing
You can display images magnified up to 8 times. A guide to operation is displayed
on the LCD monitor during magnification.
:Moves the position to be magnified
:Makes the image larger
:Makes the image smaller
:Turns the guide marks on / off
Press the OK button.
Zoom playback will end.
If you set the magnification for [Quick Zoom] in the [B Setup menu] in
advance, the image will be displayed in the set magnification when the x/y
button of the Zoom /f/y button is pressed once.
Movie pictures cannot be magnified.
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Adding a Voice Memo
You can add a voice memo to a recorded image.
1
Enter the playback mode and choose
the image to which you want to add a
voice memo with the four-way controller
(45).
If the image has no voice memo, the screen for
recording a voice memo is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
2
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Press the OK button.
Recording starts. You can record for up to 30 seconds.
3
Press the OK button.
Recording stops.
4
5
Playback / Erasing
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Press the four-way controller (2).
Play back the recorded voice memo.
5
Press the four-way controller (2).
Playback stops.
• A voice memo cannot be added to protected ( ) images.
• U is displayed on the LCD monitor next to images with a voice memo.
4
1, 2, 3
Playing Back Movie Pictures
You can play back Movie pictures. A guide to operation is dis-played on the LCD
monitor during playback. The sound is played back at the same time.
1
Enter the Playback mode and choose the movie picture you
want to play back with the four-way controller (45).
2
Press the four-way controller (2).
Playback will start.
• The following operations can be
performed during playback.
Four-way controller (4)
Four-way controller (5)
Four-way controller (2)
Zoom /f/y button (x)
:Reverse playback
:Forward playback
:Pause
:Increases the
volume
Zoom /f/y (w) button :Reduces the
volume
Display button
:Changes the Display mode
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Recording
time
Playback
time
5
Playback / Erasing
100-0019
00:
00:00
0:00
00
00:
00:04
0:04
04
• The following operations can be performed while Pause is
engaged.
Four-way controller (4)
Four-way controller (5)
Four-way controller (2)
Display button
3
:Frame reverse
:Frame forward
:Releases the Pause function
:Changes the Display mode
Press the four-way controller (3).
Movie playback will end.
4
Press the Playback button.
The camera will return to Capture mode.
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1, 2, 3
Playing Back Sound
You can play back the recording you made in Voice Recording mode.
1
Enter the Playback mode and choose the recording you want
to play back with the four-way controller (45).
2
Press the four-way controller (2).
Playback time
Playback will start.
5
100-0001
Playback / Erasing
00
0 : 00:
00: 0 0
00
0 : 12
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Recording time
• The following operations can be performed during
playback.
Four-way controller (4):Rewinds and plays back the recorded sound
Four-way controller (5):Advances and plays back the recorded sound
Zoom /f/y button (x):Increases the volume
Zoom /f/y button (w):Reduces the volume
3
Press the four-way controller (3).
Sound playback will end.
4
Press the Playback button.
The camera will return to the Capture mode.
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Playing back Shooting Information (Playback Mode)
You can display shooting information on the LCD monitor. Use the Display button
to change the information displayed.
Display On
Playback information is displayed.
1 Folder No.
2 File name
3 Protect icon
4 Voice memo icon
5 Four-way controller operation guide
6 Date & time
7 Battery indicator
1 2 3
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6
5 4
1
2
3 4
Histogram Display
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5
5
Playback / Erasing
The brightness distribution of the image is
displayed.
The x-axis shows the brightness (darkest at the
left end and brightest at the right end) and the
y-axis shows the number of pixels.
1 Histogram
2 Recorded pixels
3 Quality level
4 White balance
5 AE metering
6 Sensitivity
7 Aperture value
8 Shutter speed
Display Off
No playback information is displayed.
Display On
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1
3
Nine-image Display
You can display nine images at the same time.
1
Enter the Playback mode and choose an image with the fourway controller (45).
2
Press w/f on the Zoom button f/y.
5
Playback / Erasing
Selected image
Nine images will be displayed with the selected image in the center.
Choose an image with the four-way controller (2345). When ten or
more images have been recorded, if you press the four-way controller (5)
while the bottom right image is selected, the next nine images will be
displayed, and if you press the four-way controller (4) while the top left
image is selected, the previous nine images will be displayed. Similarly, if
you press the four-way controller (2) while an image on the top row is
selected, the previous nine images will be displayed, and if you press the
four-way controller (3) while an image on the bottom row is selected, the
next nine images will be displayed.
3
Press the OK button.
The screen will return to single-image display of the selected image.
Sound files are displayed in O.
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5
2
Slideshow
You can play back all the images on the SD Memory Card continuously.
1
Enter the Playback mode and choose the image with which to
start the slideshow with the four-way controller (45).
2
Press the Menu / Fn button.
The [Q Playback] menu will be displayed.
Select [Slideshow] with the four-way
controller (3).
4
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the playback interval.
1/1
MENU
Exit
5
Off
3sec
OK
OK
Choose from the following: 3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec.
5
Press the OK button.
Playback will start at the set interval.
Playback / Erasing
3
Playback
Resize
Trimming
Digital Filter
Alarm
Slideshow
PictBridge
• The slideshow will stop when you press the four-way controller, or any
buttons such as the Menu / Fn button during continuous playback.
• The slideshow will continue until you press any button.
• Movie pictures 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.
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Erasing Images
2
1, 3
4
Erasing a Single Image or Sound
5
Playback / Erasing
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1
Enter the Playback mode and choose the image or sound you
want to erase with the four-way controller (45).
2
Press the i button.
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The Delete screen will be displayed.
3
4
Select [Delete] with the four-way
controller (2).
Press the OK button.
Delete
Cancel
MENU
Exit
All images & sounds OK OK
• You can also delete images from Instant Review (p.25).
• You cannot erase protected images (with the
symbol).
• When [Quick Delete] is set to On in the [B Set-up] menu, Step 3 can be
omitted.
Erasing a Voice Memo
If an image has a voice memo (U is displayed), you can erase the voice memo
without erasing the image.
1
Enter the Playback mode and choose the image with the
voice memo that you want to erase with the four-way
controller (45).
2
Press the i button.
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The Sound Delete screen will be displayed.
3
Select [Sound Delete] with the four-way
controller (2).
4
Press the OK button.
Sound Delete
Delete
Cancel
MENU
Exit
All images & sounds OK OK
Select [Delete] in step 3 above to erase both the image and the voice memo.
5
Playback / Erasing
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2
3
Erasing All Images
You can erase all the images / sound at once.
• Once erased, images / sound cannot be restored.
• Protected images / sound cannot be erased.
5
Playback / Erasing
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1
Enter the Playback mode and press the
i button twice.
The Delete screen will be displayed.
2
Select [Delete All] with the four-way
controller (2).
3
Press the OK button.
Delete all images & sounds
on the memory card?
Delete All
Cancel
MENU
Exit
OK
When [Quick Delete] is set to On in the [B Set-up] menu, step 2 can be
omitted.
OK
2
1, 3
4
Protecting Images from Deletion (Protect)
You can protect images / sound from being accidentally erased.
1
2
Enter the Playback mode and choose the image / sound you
want to protect with the four-way controller (45).
Press the Z button.
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The Protect screen will be displayed.
5
Press the four-way controller (2).
The frame will move to [Protect].
4
Press the OK button.
Protect
Unprotect
MENU
Exit
All images & sounds OK OK
• Select [Unprotect] in step 3 to cancel the Protect setting.
• If the image is protected, the
symbol is displayed when the image /
sound is played back.
Protecting All Images / Sound
Playback / Erasing
3
You can protect all the images / sound.
1
2
Enter the Playback mode.
Press the Z button twice.
The protect all images & sounds screen will be displayed.
3
Press the four-way controller (2).
The frame will move to [Protect].
4
Press the OK button.
Select [Unprotect] in step 3 to cancel the Protect setting on all of the images.
Even protected images / sound will be erased by formatting the SD Memory
Card.
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Viewing Images on a TV
5
By using the AV cable, you can capture and play back images on a TV or
other equipment with a video IN jack. Make sure that both the TV and the
camera are turned off before connecting the cable.
Playback / Erasing
1
2
Open the terminal cover and connect the AV cable.
3
Turn the TV and camera on.
Connect the sound terminal (white) and image terminal
(yellow) of the AV cable to the sound terminal (white) and
image input terminal (yellow) of the TV.
Changing the Video Output Format 1 p.119
The LCD monitor is always turned off when the camera is connected to a
TV. If you intend to use the camera for a long time, use of the AC adapter
(optional) is recommended. Refer to the operating manual for the TV or
equipment to which the camera is connected.
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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.
2
1, 3, 4
5
Printing Single Image
5
!Copies
Set the number of prints up to a maximum of 10.
!Date
Specify whether you want the date imprinted on the print or not.
1
Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller
(45) to choose the image for which you want to make DPOF
settings.
2
Press the DPOF button.
Playback / Erasing
Set the following items for each image.
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The DPOF screen will be displayed.
01
Copies
Date
MENU
Exit
DISP
All Images
OK
OK
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3
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select the number of prints, then press
the four-way controller (3).
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The frame will move to [Date].
MENU
4
01
Copies
Date
Exit
DISP
All Images
OK
OK
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select whether to insert the date or not.
O : The date will be imprinted
P : The date will not be imprinted
5
Press the OK button.
Prints can be made according to the settings.
• If DPOF settings have already been made for an image, the previously set
number of prints and On / Off date setting will be displayed.
• To cancel DPOF settings, set the number of prints to 00 and press the OK
button.
5
Playback / Erasing
102
• You cannot set the printing service for movie pictures.
• 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
setting was made.
2
1, 3, 4
5
Printing All Images
1
Enter the Playback mode and press the DPOF button twice.
The [All Images] screen will be displayed.
2
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select the number of prints.
DPOF settings
for all images
You can print up to 10 copies.
Press the four-way controller (3).
Copies
Date
The frame will move to [Date].
MENU
4
Exit
5
01
OK
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select O (On) or P (Off).
O : The date will be printed.
P : The date will not be printed.
5
Press the OK button.
Prints can be made according to the settings.
OK
Playback / Erasing
3
• The setting for a single image will be cancelled.
• The number applies to all the images. Before printing, check that the
number is correct when you specify the number of prints in the DPOF
setting.
• The setting is not possible for movie pictures.
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Printing Directly from the Camera Connected to
a Printer
When you use the USB cable provided with the camera (I-USB7) to connect the
camera to a printer that supports PictBridge, you can print images directly from
camera without using a PC. The selection of the images to print and the number
of prints are set using the controls on the camera after the camera has been
connected to the printer. You can use settings for printing services to print one
image at a time.
• We recommend that you use the AC adaptor D-AC7J while the camera is
connected to a printer. The printer not operate correctly or image data may
be damaged when the power for the battery runs low while the camera is
connected to the printer.
• Depending on the type of printer, camera settings (such as image quality
and DPOF settings) may not be reflected.
Connecting the camera to the printer
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Playback / Erasing
104
1
Enter the Playback mode, then press the MENU / Fn button.
The Playback menu appears.
2
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select [PictBridge].
3
Press the four-way controller (5).
Connect camera & printer
The message “Connect camera & printer” is
displayed.
MENU
4
Exit
Connect the camera and printer with
supplied USB cable. The image is displayed for printing.
Printing one image at a time
The screen for printing images is displayed.
1
2
3
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the image to print.
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select the number of prints.
You can set up to 10 prints.
Print this image
Press the OK button.
Copies
10
The image is printed using the selected setting.
DROF DPOF
OK Print
The message “Continue printing ?” is displayed
after the image has been printed. Press the OK button to return to step 1
and continue printing.
Printing using the printing service settings
The screen for printing images is displayed.
1
Print w/DPOF settings
Copies 10
DROF
Exit
OK
Print
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the image to print.
Press the OK button.
Playback / Erasing
The images with a printing service setting are
displayed.
To return to the screen for selecting any image,
press the DPOF button again.
2
3
5
Press the DPOF button while the screen
for selecting an image to print is
displayed.
The selected image is printed using the printing service settings set for the
image.
The message “Continue printing ?” is displayed after the image has been
printed. Press the OK button to return to step 1 and continue printing.
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Disconnecting the camera from the printer
After you have finished printing images, disconnect the camera from the printer.
1
2
Turn the camera off.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and the printer.
If you press the MENU / Fn button while the “Continue printing ?” message
is displayed, the message “Safely remove USB cable” is displayed.
When you disconnect the USB cable from the camera, the camera
automatically switches to Capture mode.
5
Playback / Erasing
106
Editing / Settings
Editing Images
Four-way controller
OK button
Menu / Fn button
Changing the Image Size
You can make the file smaller than the original by changing the size and quality
of a selected image. After changing the size, the image can be saved as a new
image or written over the original image.
1
2
Press the Menu / Fn button.
Press the four-way controller (5).
6
The [Q Playback] menu will be displayed.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Resize].
Press the four-way controller (5).
100-0020
The Resize screen will be displayed.
MENU
5
Exit
OK
OK
Editing / Settings
3
4
Use the four-way controller (45) to
choose the image you want to resize.
107
6
Press the OK button.
100-0020
Select resolution
and quality
R e c o r d e d P i x e l s 640×480
Quality Level
MENU
7
Press the four-way controller (45) to
select [Recorded pixels].
8
Press the four-way roller (3).
Exit
OK
The frame will move to [Quality Level].
9
10
11
12
Use the four-way controller (45) to select [Quality Level].
Press the OK button.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Overwrite] or
[Save as].
Press the OK button.
The image will be resized.
6
Editing / Settings
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• Movie pictures cannot be resized.
• You cannot select a larger size than that of the original image.
• You cannot select a higher quality level than that of the original image.
OK
Trimming Images
You can trim part of a picture and save it as a separate image.
1
2
Press the Menu / Fn button.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The [Q Playback] menu will be displayed.
3
4
Press the four-way controller (23) to select [Trimming].
Press the four-way controller (5).
The image that can be trimmed.
5
Choose the image you want to trim with the four-way
controller (45).
6
Press the OK button.
100-0020
The trimming screen will be displayed.
7
Trim the image.
• Operations available on the Trimming
screen.
Menu / Fn button
8
9
10
Size
Exit
DISP
OK
Rotate
OK
:Changes the size of the image
:Switches between horizontal and vertical
:Moves the trimming position up, down,
right and left
:Returns to the screen for selecting an
image to be trimmed
Press the OK button.
Select the Quality level after trimming
with the four-way controller (45).
100-0020
Select image quality
6
Editing / Settings
Zoom /f/ ybutton
Display button
Four-way controller (2345)
MENU
Press the OK button.
The trimmed image will be saved as a separate
image.
Quality Level
MENU
Exit
OK
OK
• Movie pictures cannot be trimmed.
• You cannot select a higher quality than that of the original image.
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Four-way controller
OK button
Menu / Fn button
Using Digital Filters to Edit Images
The digital filters include filters that can apply a red, blue, or green or other color
filter to images, a soft filter, and a filter to adjust the brightness of images. In digital
filter mode, you can use these filters to modify images.
!Color filters
The color filters include a black and white filter, sepia, red, pink, purple, blue,
green, and yellow filters. When you select a color filter, the image is displayed on
the LCD monitor with the filter effect applied and you can save the modified
image.
6
Editing / Settings
110
!Soft filter
You can save the image with a soft effect when you apply the soft filter.
!Brightness filter
You can save the image as darker or lighter image when you apply the brightness
filter.
1
2
Press the MENU button.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Playback menu is displayed.
3
4
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Digital Filter].
5
6
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the type of filter.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The digital filter screen is displayed.
Use the four-way controller (23) to
select the filter.
100-0020
• If you selected the brightness filter
Zoom /f/y button (x) :brightens the image.
Zoom /f/y button (w) :darkens the image.
7
8
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Save as...] or
[Save].
Press the OK button.
The image is saved with the filter affect applied to the image.
6
Editing / Settings
9
Press the Ok button.
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Camera Settings
How to recall [BSet-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
Exit
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AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Formatting a SD Memory Card
Formatting will delete all the data on the SD Memory Card.
• Do not remove the SD Memory Card while the card is being formatted.
The card may be damaged and become unusable.
• SD Memory Cards formatted on a PC or device other than the camera
cannot be used. Be sure to format the card with the camera.
• Formatting will delete protected data too.
6
Editing / Settings
1
2
Select [Format] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Format screen will be displayed.
3
4
Select [Format] with the four-way controller (2).
Press the OK button.
Formatting will start. The camera is ready to capture or play back images
when formatting is completed.
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Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
Exit
OK
OK
Changing the Sound Settings
You can change the volume of the start-up sound, shutter sound and operation
sounds. You can also change the type of each sound.
Changing the volume
Select [Sound] on the [B Set-up] menu.
6
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Sound screen will be displayed.
Sound
Volume
Start-up Sound
Shutter Sound
Operation Sound
MENU
3
Use the four-way controller (45) to
change the volume.
4
Press the OK button twice.
Exit
1
1
1
OK
OK
Editing / Settings
1
2
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
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How to recall [B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
Exit
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AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Changing the type of start-up, shutter or operation sound
1
2
Select [Sound] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Volume screen will be displayed.
6
Editing / Settings
114
3
Press the four-way controller (23) to select [Startup Sound]
and choose [1], [2], [3] or [off] with the four-way controller
(45).
4
Change the [Shutter Sound] and [Operation Sound] in the
same way.
5
Press the OK button twice.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
Exit
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
OK
OK
Setting the Date Style
You can set the style in which the date is displayed on the camera. Choose [mm/
dd/yy], [dd/mm/yy] or [yy/mm/dd].
1
2
3
Select [Date Style] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to change the date style.
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images with the selected date
style.
6
Editing / Settings
The style in which the time is displayed is set by [Date Adjust].
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How to recall the [B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
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AWB
Wide
Auto
Exit
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Changing the Date / Time
You can change the initial date and time settings.
1
2
Select [Date Adjust] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The date screen will be displayed.
See “Setting the Date and Time” (p.22) for the setting procedure.
6
Editing / Settings
Setting the World Time
The city and time selected in “Initial Settings” (p.20) serve as the Home Time
setting.
You can display the time in a city other than the Home Time city
(World Time) when shooting or playing back.
1
2
Select [World Time] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
World Time
The World Time screen will be dis-played.
NYC
TYO
MENU
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Exit
04:18
17:18
OK
OK
Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
3
4
MENU
Exit
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
OK
OK
Switch O (On) and P (Off) with the four-way
controller (45).
O On
:
P Off
:
The time in the country selected in World Time will be
displayed.
The time in the country selected in Home Time will be
displayed.
Press the four-way controller (3).
If New York is selected as the world time city, then the cross-shaped line
is located in New York on the world map, and then X indicates the current
time in New York (NYC).
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the World Time
city and press the four-way controller (3).
6
Set the daylight saving time [DST] to On (Y) or Off (Z) with
the four-way controller (45).
7
Press the four-way controller (3).
Tokyo (TYO) is selected as the Home Time city W at first.
8
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to change the Home Time city and DST
setting.
9
Press the OK button twice.
Editing / Settings
5
6
The camera is ready to capture or play back images with the time in the
selected city.
See p.128 for the list of cities and code names.
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How to recall the [ B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
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Exit
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Changing the Start-up Screen
You can display an image recorded with the camera as the welcome screen when
the camera is turned on.
1
2
Select [Start-up Screen] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Start-up screen will be displayed.
Change Start-up Screen
Start-up Screen
6
Editing / Settings
MENU
3
Exit
DPOF
Image OK OK
Use the four-way controller (45) to
select O (On) or P (Off).
O The start-up screen is displayed.
P The start-up screen is not displayed.
4
5
6
Press the DPOF button.
Use the four-way controller (45) to choose the image you
want to display as the start-up screen.
Press the OK button three times.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
Once the start-up screen has been set, it will not be erased even if the
original image is deleted or the SD Memory Card is formatted. To delete
the start-up screen, reset the setting. (1 p.125)
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Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
Exit
OK
OK
Changing the Display Language
You can change the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are
displayed.
1
2
Select [Language] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to select the language.
The menus will be displayed in selected language.
3
4
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
1
2
3
Select [Video Out] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to change the video output
format.
Editing / Settings
Changing the Video Output Format
You can select the output format (NTSC or PAL) for taking or playing back images
on a TV monitor.
6
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
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How to recall the [B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
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Exit
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
LCD Power Saving (Sleep Timeout)
You can set the LCD monitor to turn off automatically when no operation is
performed for a fixed time.
1
2
3
Select [Sleep Timeout] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to select [30 sec], [1 min],
[2 min] or [Off].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
6
Editing / Settings
• This function will not work in Playback mode and using the USB cable and
when the camera is operated by optional AC adapter.
Setting Auto Power Off
You can set the camera to turn off automatically when no operation is performed
for a fixed time.
1
2
3
Select [Auto Power Off] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to select [3 min],
[5 min] or [Off].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
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Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
Exit
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
OK
OK
• The menu screen turns off 1 minute after the last operation.
• The Auto Power Off function will not work when the USB cable is
connected.
Setting the Quick Delete Function
The Delete screen will be displayed when [Delete] or [Delete All] is selected when
the Quick Delete function is set to On.
Select [Quick Delete] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Use the four-way controller (45) to select [On] or [Off].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
Setting the Quick Zoom Function
Images can be displayed at the set magnification simply by pressing the Zoom
button once during zoom playback when the Quick Zoom function is set to On.
1
2
Select [Quick Zoom] on the [B Set-up] menu.
3
Press the OK button.
6
Editing / Settings
1
2
3
Use the four-way controller to (45) select [×2] [×4] [×8] or
[OFF].
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
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How to recall the [B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
Exit
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AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Registering Functions
You can register the functions you use most frequently on the four-way controller.
The functions can then be set directly by pressing the four-way controller without
displaying the [Rec.Mode] menu.
Registering a function
1
2
6
Editing / Settings
122
Select [Fn Setting] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The Fn Setting screen will be displayed.
3
4
Use the four-way controller (23) to choose the key where
you want to register a function.
Use the four-way controller (45) to choose the function you
want to register.
If you do not want to register a function, select Off.
5
Press the OK button twice.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
• Only one function can be registered on each key of the four-way controller.
• You can choose from the following 12 functions: Recorded Pixels, Quality
Level, White Balance, Focusing Area, AE Metering, Sensitivity, Flash
Exposure Compensation, Digital Zoom, Instant Review, Sharpness,
Saturation Contrast.
• In the default setting, a negative level of Flash Exposure Compensation is
registered for (4) and a positive level of Flash Exposure Compensation is
registered for (5).
• If the Flash Exposure Compensation is registered to either (2) or (3),
levels are compensated positively for (2) and negatively for (3).
Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
Exit
OK
OK
Retrieving a function
1
Enter the Capture mode and press the
Menu / Fn button and the four-way
controller key (2345) on which a
function is registered at the same time.
2
Press the four-way controller
(2345) while pressing the Menu
/ Fn button to change the setting.
3
Release the Menu / Fn button.
White Balance
AWB
6
If the flash exposure is set by using the four way controller (23), the fourway controller (2) can only be designated for compensation increase and
the four-way controller (3) to compensation decrease.
Checking the status
1
Editing / Settings
The setting is saved and the camera is ready to take the picture.
Press the Menu / Fn button and the
Display button at the same time.
The function settings will be displayed.
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
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AWB
Wide
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How to recall the [B Set-up] menu
Rec. Mode
Four-way controller
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
OK button
1/3
MENU
Exit
2592 1944
AWB
Wide
Auto
OK
OK
Menu / Fn button
Adjusting the Focus Limit
You can choose whether or not to limit the movement of the lens when shooting
normally and in macro mode.
1
2
3
Select [Focus Limiter] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller (45) to select [On] or [Off].
Press the OK button.
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
6
Editing / Settings
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Set-up
Twice
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
1/3
MENU
mm/dd/yy
1/ 1/2003
Off
English
Exit
OK
OK
Resetting to Default Settings (Reset)
You can reset all the settings other than the date and time, language, Video
output format, world time and date style.
1
2
Select [Reset] on the [B Set-up] menu.
Press the four-way controller button (5).
The Reset screen will be displayed.
3
4
Use the four-way controller (2) to select [Reset].
Press the OK button.
6
Editing / Settings
The camera is ready to capture or play back images.
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Setting the Alarm
You can set the alarm to ring at a specified time and display a selected image.
DPOF button
Four-way controller
OK button
Menu / Fn button
Checking the Alarm
1
2
Press the Menu / Fn button.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The [Q Playback] menu will be displayed.
6
Editing / Settings
3
4
Press the four-way controller (23) to select [Alarm].
Press the four-way controller (5).
Alarm
The list of alarms will be displayed.
Active alarms are indicated by O .
5
Once
2
Everyday
3
Off
12:00
MENU
Exit
Setting the Alarm
1
2
Press the Menu / Fn button.
Press the four-way controller (5).
The [Q Playback] menu will be displayed.
3
126
17:30
19:30
Press the OK button twice.
If any alarms are enabled, the camera will be
turned off and the alarms will be set.
1
Press the four-way controller (23) to select [Alarm].
OK
OK
4
Press the four-way controller (5).
Alarm
The list of alarms will be displayed.
1
Once
2
Everyday
3
Off
17:30
19:30
12:00
5
Press the four-way controller (23) to
select alarm 1-3.
6
Press the four-way controller (5).
The screen for setting the alarm mode and
time will be displayed.
Four-way controller (45): Selects the item.
Four-way controller (23): Changes the setting.
If the Snooze (S) is set to O (on), the alarm
will ring 5 times at 5 minutes intervals.‘
7
8
Press the DPOF button.
9
10
Press the OK button.
MENU
Exit
OK
1
Alarm
17:30
Once
MENU
Exit
OK
DPOF
Image OK OK
Press the four-way controller (45) to select the image to be
displayed when the alarm rings.
Press the OK button 3 times.
The camera will turn off.
• To stop the alarm ringing, press any button.
• To cancel the Snooze function, press the Menu / Fn button and OK button
at the same time.
Editing / Settings
Turning the Alarm Off
The alarm will ring for one minute when the camera is turned off and the set time
is reached.
The camera will turn off automatically when the alarm has finished ringing.
6
The alarm will not ring when the camera is turned on.
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Appendix
List of City Names
Refer to following list of city and code names for setting the world time.
Region
Country
Code
Region
Madrid
MAD
ASIA
UNITED KINGDOM London
LON
TAIWAN
Taipei
TPE
FRANCE
Paris
PAR
SOUTH KOREA
Seoul
SEL
ITALY
Milano
MIL
JAPAN
Tokyo
TYO
Rome
ROM
Berlin
BER
RUSSIA
Moscow
MOW
SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg JNB
EGYPT
Cairo
CAI
NEW CALEDONIA Noumea
NOU
TURKEY
Instanbul
IST
NEW ZEALAND
Wellington
WLG
ISRAEL
Jerusalem
JRS
Auckland
AKL
SAUDI ARABIA
Jeddah
JED
IRAN
Tehran
THR
UNITED ARAB
EMIRATES
Dubai
DXB
AFGHANISTAN
Kabul
KBL
PAKISTAN
Karachi
KHI
Los Angeles LAX
MALDIVES
Male
MLE
Denver
INDIA
Delhi
DEL
Chicago
CHI
SRI LANKA
Colombo
CMB
Miami
MIA
EUROPE SPAIN
GERMANY
AFRICA
MIDDLE
EAST
ASIA
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Appendix
128
City
NEPAL
Kathmandu
KTM
BANGLADESH
Dacca
DAC
MYANMAR
Rangoon
THAILAND
Bangkok
MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur KUL
LAOS
Vientiane
VTE
SINGAPORE
Singapore
SIN
CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh PNH
VIETNAM
Ho chi Minh
INDONESIA
CHINA
Country
PHILIPPINES
City
Manila
OCEANIA AMERICAN SAMOA Pagopago
AUSTRALIA
NORTH
UNITED
AMERICA STATES OF
AMERICA
Perth
Code
MNL
PPG
PER
Adelaide
ADL
Sydney
SYD
Guam
GUM
Honolulu
HNL
Anchorage
ANC
San Francisco SFO
DEN
New York
NYC
Vancouver
YVR
RGN
Calgary
YYC
BKK
Toronto
YTO
Halifax
YHZ
CANADA
CENTRAL MEXICO
& SOUTH CHILE
AMERICA
VENEZUELA
SGN
ARGENTINA
Jakarta
JKT
BRAZIL
Hong Kong
HKG
Beijing
BJS
Shanghai
SHA
Mexico City
MEX
Santiago
SCL
Caracas
CCS
Buenos Aires BUE
Sao Paulo
SAO
Rio de Janeiro RIO
List of Menu Default Settings
![A Rec.Mode] Menu
item
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
White Balance
Focusing Area
AE Metering
Sensitivity
Flash Exp. Comp.
Auto Bracket
Digital Zoom
Instant Review
Interval Shooting
Fast Fwd Movie
3D Mode
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
Default Setting
2592 × 1944 (C: 320 × 240)
D
AWB (Auto)
Wide
L
Auto
0.0
–
On
2 sec
–
Off
Parallel
–
Normal
Normal
Normal
e
![Q Playback] Menu
Default Setting
–
–
BW
[Off]
3 sec (3 sec. intervals)
–
Appendix
item
Resize
Trimming
Digital Filter
Alarm
Slideshow
PictBridge
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![B Set-up] Menu
item
Format
Sound
Date Style
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
Start-up Screen
Video Out
Sleep Timeout
Auto Power Off
Quick Delete
Quick Zoom
Fn Setting
Focus Limit
Reset
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Default Setting
–
–
mm/dd/yy/
2003/01/01
Off
English
On
NTSC
1 min
3 min.
Off
Off
Fn + 4, Fn + 5 (Flash Exp. comp.)
On
–
Adjustable [Rec.Mode] Menu Items by Capture
Mode
:Changes are reflected in all camera operations
× :Only default setting is reflected in camera operations; changes are invalid
Item
a
b
c
A
d
F
G
D
Recorded
Pixels
C
O
320×240
×
×
×
Flash Exp.
Comp.
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
White Balance
×
Focusing Area
AE Metering
×
Auto Bracket
×
Digital Zoom
×
×
Instant Review
Interval Shoot
Fast Fwd Movie
3D Mode
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
Memory
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
USER
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
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Sensitivity
×
×
×
×
×
Quality Level
• Settings for items marked with an [×] can be changed on the menu
screen, but the change will not be reflected in camera operations.
• In E mode, only the settings marked with an [ ] can be changed in the
register.
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Messages
Messages such as the following may be displayed on the LCD monitor during
camera operation.
Memory card full
No image & sound
Camera can not display
this image.
No card in camera.
Battery depleted.
Memory card error.
This card is not
formatted.
Image recording.
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Data being recorded.
No images for filter
Formatting
The SD Memory Card memory is full and no more images
and sound can be saved. Insert a new SD Memory Card
or delete unwanted images. (p.16, p.96)
Change the quality / size and try again. (p.43, p.44)
There are no images and sound on the SD Memory Card
to playback.
You are trying to play back an image in a format not
supported by this camera. You may be able to display it
on another brand of camera or PC.
There is no SD Memory Card in the camera. (p.16)
The battery is exhausted. Charge the NiMH batteries
using a battery charger or replace with new batteries.
(p.12, p.13)
Shooting and playback are impossible due to a problem
with SD Memory Card. Try displaying on a PC.
The SD Memory Card you have inserted is unformatted
or has been formatted on a PC or other device and is not
compatible with the camera.
The image / voice recording is being recorded on the SD
Memory Card.
The movie picture is being recorded on the SD Memory
Card.
Displayed when a TIFF image is selected, or when you try
to apply a filter effect to an image that has not been saved
to a SD Memory Card.
The SD Memory Card is being formatted.
Deleting
The image is being deleted.
Image folder could not be The largest file number is assigned to an image and no
created.
more images can be saved. Insert a new SD Memory
Card or format the SD Memory Card. (p.112)
This card is not
The SD Memory Card you have inserted is unformatted,
formatted.
or has been formatted on a PC or other device and is not
compatible with this camera. (p.112)
Compression error
Compression of the image you captured has failed.
Change the recorded pixels or quality levels, and take a
picture again.
Data being recorded
The movie picture is being recorded.
Image protected
The image you are trying to delete is a protected image.
(p.99)
Alarm set
The alarm has been enabled.
No DPOF files
Displayed when the DPOF button is pressed in PictBridge
mode and there are no DPOF settings for an image.
Select the DPOF settings for the image.
Printer error / Print
Displayed when a printer error occurs in PictBridge mode.
aborted
Connect camera &
Displayed when PictBridge is selected from the Playback
printer
menu.
No image
Displayed in PictBridge mode when there are no images
that can be printed saved in a SD Memory Card.
Safely remove USB
Displayed when you choose not to continue printing in
cable
PictBridge mode.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Power will not
come on
No image on the
LCD monitor
Shutter will not
be released
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Zoom does not
work
Cause
Remedy
Battery is not installed Check battery is installed.
If not, install battery.
Battery is installed
Check orientation of battery. Reinsert
incorrectly
battery with the label towards front of
camera. (p.13)
Battery power is low
nsert a charged battery or use the AC
adapter.
LCD monitor is set to Press Display button to turn LCD monitor
OFF
on. (p.38)
Connected to PC by
When connecting to PC, LCD monitor is
USB cable.
always On.
Camera is connected LCD monitor remains off while camera is
to TV
connected to TV.
Image is displayed but Image on LCD monitor may be hard to
is hard to see
see when taking pictures outside in
sunlight.
Flash is charging
When flash lamp blinks red, flash is
charging and no pictures can be taken.
Lamp lights red when charging is
completed.
No available space on Insert SD Memory Card with available
SD Memory Card
space or delete unwanted images.
(p.16, 96)
Recording
Wait until recording is finished.
Super Macro mode
The zoom is disabled in this mode.
has been set.
Problem
Subject is not in
focus
Cause
Subject difficult to
focus on
Subject is not in
focusing area
Picture is dark
Subject is too close
Focus mode is set on
q
Subject is too far away Picture becomes dark if subject is too far
in a dark environment, away. Take picture within range of flash.
such as a night scene.
Background is dark
When taking a picture of a person against
dark background, such as night scene,
the person may appear dark if the flash
does not reach background even with
correct exposure. Set to B mode to
ensure both person and background are
clear. (p.60)
Flash mode is set to
Set to Auto or b. (p.42)
Off
The Capture mode is Flash will not fire in these modes.
set to C, super
macro, continuous
shooting or infinitylandscape mode, or
the Picture mode is set
to Fireworks mode.
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Flash does not
fire
Remedy
Subjects difficult to focus on using
autofocus: objects with little contrast (blue
sky, white walls, etc.), dark objects, finely
patterned objects, fast-moving objects,
scenery through window or net, etc. Lock
focus on another object located at same
distance (press shutter release button
halfway), then aim at target and press
shutter release button fully.
Position subject in AF frame (focusing
area) in middle of LCD monitor. If the
subject is outside the focusing area, aim
the camera at the subject and lock focus
(press shutter release button halfway),
then compose picture and press the
shutter release button fully.
Set focus mode on q. (p.40)
Focus mode is set on q.
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Main Specifications
Type
Effective Pixels
Sensor
Recorded Pixels
Fully automatic compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens
5.0 megapixels
5.25 megapixels (total pixels) 1/1.8 inch interline transfer CCD with
Still
2592 × 1944 pixels, 2048 × 1536 pixels,1600 × 1200
pixels, 1024 × 768 pixels, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie
320 × 240 pixels
Sensitivity
Auto, manual (equivalent to ISO 64, 100, 200, 400)
File Format
Still
JPEG (Exif2.2), TIFF, DCF, DPOF, PRINT Image
Matching II
Movie
Mov (Quick Time Motion), 15fps
Quality Level
“TIFF”, “Good”, “Better”, “Best”
Storage Medium
SD Memory Card
Image Storage Capacity
Quality levels
TIFF
Recorded pixels
2595 × 1944
2048 × 1536
1600 × 1200
1024 × 768
640 × 480
0
–
–
–
–
Best
(C )
Better
(D)
Good
(E)
Movie images
(320 × 240)
Voice
recording
Approx. 4 Approx. 8 Approx. 14
Approx. 7 Approx. 12 Approx. 18
Approx. 11 Approx. 20 Approx. 27 Approx. 40 Approx. 30
Approx. 25 Approx. 45 Approx. 56
Approx. 53 Approx. 82 Approx. 100
• When using a 16MB SD Memory Card
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White Balance
Appendix
Lens
Digital Zoom
Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
136
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W),
Fluorescent Light (N), Fluorescent Light (D), Manual
Focal Length
7.8 mm – 39 mm (Equivalent to 37.5 mm – 187.5 mm
in 35 mm format)
Max. aperture
f/2.8 – f/4.6
Lens Composition 9 elements in 7 groups (two aspherical elements)
Zoom type
Electrically driven
Picture Range
33.7 mm × 24.7 mm (screen is filled) (using super
macro mode or manual focus at max, WIDE position)
Lens Barrier
Electrically driven
Capture mode
Max. 4× (Combines with 5× optical zoom to give
zoom magnification equivalent to 20×)
Type
Real-image zoom viewfinder
(Diopter adjustment in the range of –3 to +1m–1)
Magnification
Wide 0.37×, Tele 1.66×
1.5 inch low-sound polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor with 11.3 kilo
pixels (with backlight)
Playback
Function
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Single-frame, 9-frame index, enlargement (max. 8×), scroll, slideshow,
Display rotated images, movie playback, voice playback, histogram
display, trimming, resize
Focusing System Type
TTL contrast detection system by sensor with
external passive sensor
Focusing Range Normal: 0.6 m (1.97 ft) to infinity (full zoom range) Macro:
(From lens front) 0.15 m (0.50 ft) – 0.65 m (2.13 ft) (full zoom range) Super
macro: 0.02 m (0.8 in.) – 0.65 m (2.13 ft) (Wide only)
Landscape:
Infinity (full zoom range)
Focus Lock
By half-pressing shutter release button
Manual Focus
0.15 m (0.50 ft) to infinity (full zoom range), 0.02 m (0.8 in.) to infinity
(Wide only)
Exposure
AE Metering
TTL metering by sensor (Multi-segment, CenterMechanism
weighted, Spot)
Exposure
±2 EV (Set in 1/3 EV steps)
Compensation
Movie
Recording time approx. 1 sec. – 10 min.
Auto Bracket
Program shift possible
possible
Exposure Modes Program, Av, Tv, M, PICT, Movie, Panorama Assist,
3D, Digital Filter, USER, Voice Recording
Shutter
Type
Electronic / mechanical shutter
Speed
Approx. 1/2000 sec. – 15 sec.
Flash
Type
Auto flash with red-eye reduction function
Flash Modes
Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Red-eye reduction,
Flash On + Red-eye Reduction
Light Compensation ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Working Range Wide: Approx. 0.4 m – 5.2 m (1.31 ft – 17.1 ft)
Tele: Approx. 0.15 m – 3.2 m (0.50 ft – 10.5 ft)
Drive Modes
Single-frame, Self-timer, Remote Control after 3 Seconds, Remote
Control, Continuous, Interval, Multiple Exposure
Self-timer
Electronic control type, delay time: approx. 10 sec.
Remote Control
Pentax Remote Control Unit F (optional)
Unit
Exposure 3 seconds after receipt of signal or instant exposure
Time function
World Time setting for 62 cities (28 time zones)
Power Supply
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI7, AC adapter (optional)
Battery life w / fully Approx. 400 with 50% of shooting uses flash, LCD monitor ON in
charged
accordance with Pentax measuring conditions.
In / Out Port
USB / AV terminal (PC communication type USB1.1), external power supply terminal
Video Output Format NTSC, PAL
Direct Printing
PictBridge supported
Size
100 (W) × 59 (H) × 39.5 (D) mm (excluding operating members)
Weight
205 g (excluding battery and SD Memory Card)
Weight when shooting250 g (including battery and SD Memory Card)
Accessories
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, USB cable, AV cable,
3D image viewer, software (CD-ROM), strap, operating manual
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Optional Accessories
A number of dedicated accessories are available for this camera.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (D-LI7)
Battery charger (D-BC7)
AC adapter (D-AC7)
AC Plug Cord
D-CO2A Australia
D-CO2B United Kingdom
D-CO2E Europe
D-CO2H Hong Kong
D-CO2J Japan
D-CO2K Korea
D-CO2U North America, Canada
USB Cable (I-USB7)
AV Cable (I-AVC7)
Camera Case (O-CC7)
Strap (O-ST5)
Remote Control Unit F
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WARRANTY POLICY
All Pentax cameras purchased through authorized bona fide photographic distribution
channels are guaranteed against defects of material or workmanship for a period of
twelve months from date of purchase. Service will be rendered, and defective parts
will be replaced without cost to you within that period, provided the equipment does
not show evidence of impact, sand or liquid damage, mishandling, tampering, battery
or chemical corrosion, operation contrary to operating instructions, or modification by
an unauthorized repair shop. The manufacturer or its authorized representatives shall
not be liable for any repair or alterations except those made with its written consent
and shall not be liable for damages from delay or loss of use or from other indirect or
consequential damages of any kind, whether caused by defective material or
workmanship or otherwise; and it is expressly agreed that the liability of the
manufacturer or its representatives under all guarantees or warranties, whether
expressed or implied, is strictly limited to the replacement of parts as hereinbefore
provided. No refunds will be made on repairs by non-authorized Pentax service
facilities.
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Procedure During 12-month Warranty Period
Any Pentax which proves defective during the 12-month warranty period should be
returned to the dealer from whom you purchased the equipment or to the
manufacturer. If there is no representatives of the manufacturer in your country, send
the equipment to the manufacturer, with postage prepaid. In this case, it will take a
considerable length of time before the equipment can be returned to you owing to the
complicated customs procedures required. If the equipment is covered by warranty,
repairs will be made and parts replaced free of charge, and the equipment will be
returned to you upon completion of servicing. If the equipment is not covered by
warranty, regular charges of the manufacturer or of its representatives will apply.
Shipping charges are to be borne by the owner. If your Pentax was purchased outside
of the country where you wish to have it serviced during the warranty period, regular
handling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer's representatives in
that country. Notwithstanding this, your Pentax returned to the manufacturer will be
serviced free of charge according to this procedure and warranty policy. In any case,
however, shipping charges and customs clearance fees to be borne by the sender. To
prove the date of your purchase when required, please keep the receipt or bills
covering the purchase of your equipment for at least a year. Before sending your
equipment for servicing, please make sure that you are sending it to the
manufacturer's authorized representatives or their approved repair shops, unless you
are sending it directly to the manufacturer. Always obtain a quotation for the service
charge, and only after you accept the quoted service charge, instruct the service
station to proceed with the servicing.
• This warranty policy does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
• The local warranty policies available from Pentax distributors in some
countries can supersede this warranty policy. Therefore, we recommend
that you review the warranty card supplied with your product at the time
of purchase, or contact the PENTAX distributor in your country for more
information and to receive a copy of the warranty policy.
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For customers in USA
STATEMENT OF FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
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For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations.
Pour les utilisateurs au Canada
Cet apareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement
sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European
Community.
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