E
Digital Camera
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
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Unpacking
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-80)
Charger unit (BC-81L)
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
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Power cord
Strap
USB cable
AV cable
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CD-ROM
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Quick Start Guide
Read this first!
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Quick Start Guide are subject to
change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 19
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete specific files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus)
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area)
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(CS)
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❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer)
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection)
Shooting with the Make-up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up)
Shooting Beautiful Scenery Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Landscape)
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording)
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❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion Image)
❚❙ Advanced Settings
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 67
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Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous AF) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light) . . .
Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame) . . .
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 75
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Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality (Snapshot)) . . .
Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)) . . .
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . .
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . .
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO) . . .
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . . .
Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter) . . .
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❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
❚ Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . . . 81
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
❚❙ Other Playback Functions
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Using the PLAY Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 91
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Applying an Artistic Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Art Effect)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing)
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❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 99
❚❙ Dynamic Photo
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To create a subject image to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 100
❚ Extracting Text from an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Inserting a Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 104
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File) . . 105
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 106
❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . 110
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❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . .
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . 128
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to
Transfer Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 128
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
❚❙ Other Settings
(Set Up) 133
Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Power Saving)
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY)
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format)
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset)
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❚❙ Appendix
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Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
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Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 166
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
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General Guide
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
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Front
Back
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1 Zoom controller
(pages 25, 50, 86, 87)
2 Shutter button (page 25)
3 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 23)
4 Flash (page 36)
5 Front lamp
(pages 46, 68)
6 Lens
7 Microphone
(pages 53, 98)
8 Back lamp
(pages 23, 26, 36)
9 [0] (Movie) button
(page 52)
bkConnector cover
blUSB/AV port (pages
87, 108, 116, 125)
bmStrap hole (page 2)
bn[SET] button (page 32)
bo[ ] (Delete) button
(page 29)
bp[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 23, 28)
bqControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 13, 29, 32, 36,
65)
br[r] (REC) button
(pages 23, 25)
bsMonitor screen
(pages 11, 13)
Bottom
btBattery/memory card slots (pages 17, 21, 152, 153)
ckTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
clSpeaker
cl ck
bt
9
. Charger Unit
1+7- Contacts
2[CHARGE] Lamp
3AC jack
1
2
3
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
cr
cq
cp
co
cn
123456789bk
bl
bm
bn
bo
bp
bq
cm cl ck bt bs br
1 Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (page 166)
2 Movie image quality (page 75)
3 Self-timer (page 46)
4 Recording mode (page 25)
5 White balance setting (page 77)
6 Remaining movie memory capacity
(page 52)
7 Image deterioration indicator
(page 51)
8Metering mode (page 168)
9Snapshot image size (page 33)
bkSnapshot image quality (page 75)
blFlash (page 36)
bmFocus (page 38)
bnAF Area (page 41)
boCS (page 43)
bpSelf-timer (page 46)
bqFace Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 47, 48, 49)
brDate/time (page 137)
bsShutter speed
btExposure compensation (page 76)
ckAperture value
clISO sensitivity (page 78)
cmTimestamp indicator (page 137)
cnBattery level indicator (page 18)
coFocus frame (pages 26, 42)
cpAnti Shake (page 67)
cqAuto shutter (page 70)
crFocus mode (page 38)
NOTE
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
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. Movie Recording
4
5
1Flash (page 36)
2Recording mode (page 52)
3White balance setting (page 77)
4Remaining movie memory capacity (page 52)
5Movie recording time (page 52)
6Exposure compensation (page 76)
7Battery level indicator (page 18)
4
5
6
7
8
9
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 95)
3Folder name/file name (page 130)
4Snapshot image quality (page 75)
5Snapshot image size (page 33)
6ISO sensitivity (page 78)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 137)
bkBattery level indicator (page 18)
1 23
7
6
. Snapshot Viewing
12 3
bk
. Movie Playback
12 3
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 95)
3Folder name/file name (page 130)
4 4Movie recording time (page 80)
5 5Movie image quality (page 75)
6Date/time (page 137)
7Battery level indicator (page 18)
6
7
B
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Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
You can turn display information on and off by pressing [8] (DISP). You can
configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Information display on
Displays information about image settings, etc.
Information display +
Date/Time on
In addition to information about snapshot settings,
displays movie setting information and the date/time
screen.
• You can specify the date style you want to use
(page 138).
Information display off
No information displayed
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What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Record
Delete
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images.
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What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
Make-up Mode/Landscape Mode
The Make-up Mode smoothes the skin texture of the subject
and softens facial shadows caused by harsh sunlight for
better looking portraits.
The Landscape Mode makes colors more vivid and
performs other processing that enhances the beauty of
natural scenery.
See pages 48,
49 for more information.
Advanced Dynamic Photo
Extract people or objects out of images you shoot and insert them into another
snapshot or movie (background). You can even insert a moving subject to
create true Dynamic Photo images.
See page 100 for more information.
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need do is
press the shutter button for perfect images.
See page 57 for more information.
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To charge the battery
1.
Positioning the positive + and
negative - terminals of the
battery with those of the charger
unit, load the battery into the
charger unit.
2.
Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
[CHARGE] lamp
About 210 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the
charger.
Lamp Status
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charger problem, or
battery problem (page 151)
Off
Charging complete
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-81L if included with camera, BC-80L if purchased
separately) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-80). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
1
2
2.
Load the battery.
Stopper
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in
the direction of the lens), hold
the stopper next to the battery
in the direction indicated by
the arrow as you slide the
battery into the camera. Press
the battery in until the stopper
secures it in place.
Battery contacts
EXILIM logo
Back
Front
3.
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace
the battery, see page 152.
2
1
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
Remaining Power
High
Battery Indicator
Indicator Color
Cyan
Low
*
*
* Amber
*
*
Red
*
Red
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when
is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
137).
• See page 170 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 36).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 139, 140).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 67).
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Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 138). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the
camera.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then press
[SET].
3.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
SET
[0] (Movie)
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[0] (Movie).
5.
After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 138
– Date and time: Page 137
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 166.
Supported Memory Cards
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
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To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off
the camera and then open the
battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
2.
1
2
Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
Front
Front
3.
Back
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace
the memory card, see page 153.
2
1
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 20) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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To format (initialize) a new memory card
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera and then press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (MENU) and then press [SET] (page 32).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn on power
and enter the
REC mode
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and the lens will
extend out of the camera (page 25).
To turn on power
and enter the
PLAY mode
Press [p] (PLAY).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and an image currently
stored in camera memory will
appear on the monitor screen (page
28).
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends. Holding
the lens with your hand so it cannot extend creates the
[p]
[r]
risk of malfunction.
(PLAY)
(REC)
• Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches
to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 139, 140) will turn off power
automatically if you do not perform any operation for a preset amount of time.
To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 140).
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Holding the Camera Correctly
Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
Horizontal
Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not
cover any of the areas indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally dropping the
camera, attach the wrist strap and make sure it is
around your fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it for any other purpose.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone
IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not
blocking or are not too close to the flash. Fingers can
cause unwanted shadows when using the flash.
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To shoot a snapshot
1.
Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 57.
Snapshot mode icon
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 166)
2.
Point the camera at
the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
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3.
Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
Back lamp
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light green,
and the focus frame will turn green.
Focus frame
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
4.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for goodlooking images.
• The focus frame in the screen shots
included in this manual is shown at ß.
Note that you can change the form of the
focus frame, if you want (page 69).
Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Full-press
Recording a Movie
[0] (Movie)
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 52 for details.
Snap (Image is recorded.)
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. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 40) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
. To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 41) for more information.
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 80.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the
PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 166).
• You also can clear the information to
[p] (PLAY)
view only the snapshot (page 13).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 86). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
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Deleting Snapshots and Movies
If memory becomes full, you can delete snapshots and movies you no longer need in
order to free up storage and record more images.
• In either the REC mode or PLAY mode, you can delete files
simply by pressing [ ] (Delete).
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be
undone.
[ ] (Delete)
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 98) deletes both the
snapshot and the audio file.
• You cannot delete files while movie or audio recording is in progress.
• The delete menu will not appear if you press [ ] (Delete) while “On” is selected for
the camera’s “Ü Disabled” setting (page 141). You can delete files only while “Off”
is selected for “Ü Disabled”.
To delete a single file
1.
Press [
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
] (Delete).
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [ ] (Delete).
To delete specific files
1.
Press [
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
] (Delete).
• This displays a file selection screen.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
4.
Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [ ] (Delete).
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To exit the delete operation, press [
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] (Delete).
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To delete all files
1.
Press [
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
] (Delete).
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand
when shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 75).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
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Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist lamp to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 40) or Manual Focus (page
38).
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Snapshot Tutorial
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
[8] [2] [4] [6]
Available settings
Control Panel
[SET]
2.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
1Image size/Quality* (pages 33, 75)
2Flash (page 36)
3Focus (page 38)
4AF Area (page 41)
5CS (page 43)
6Self-timer (page 46)
7Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 47, 48, 49)
8REC menu display (page 65)
9BEST SHOT scene selection
(page 57)
* Snapshot image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
If you selected “MENU”, the REC menu will appear.
If you selected “BS”, the BEST SHOT scene menu will appear.
• You can close the Control Panel by pressing [ ] (Delete).
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NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 11) that is set to its initial
default (reset) setting. An icon will appear only if you change the setting of the
corresponding Control Panel option. The following are the initial defaults for Control
Panel options.
– Flash: Auto Flash
– Focus: Auto Focus
– AF Area: Spot
– CS: Off
– Self-timer: Off
– Face Detection: Off
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 65).
Changing the Image Size (Size)
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size) through
a print service, attaching an image to e-mail,
when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
Pixel
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
8M (3264x2448) size image =
Approximately 8 million pixels
3264*
2448*
VGA (640x480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
640*
480*
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Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as A3 size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail,
etc.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 166.
• For information about movie image size, see page 75.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 97.
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. To select the image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Image Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
12M
(4000x3000)
Poster Print
3:2
(4000x2656)
Poster Print
16:9
(4000x2240)
HDTV
8M
(3264x2448)
A3 Print
5M
(2560x1920)
A4 Print
3M
(2048x1536)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images are
relatively coarser.
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 97) from the original
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is “12M”.
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
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Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press [SET].
) once.
• If there are no indicators on the monitor
screen, you can cycle through the flash
modes by pressing [2] ( ). You can turn
display information on or off by pressing
[8] (DISP) (page 13).
3.
Flash
[2] (
)
> Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
? Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
< Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
_ Soft Flash
Soft flash always fires, regardless of exposure conditions
¥ Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
VGA N
A
< indicates the flash will fire.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to
indicate that image recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash
snapshot until the lamp stops flashing
orange, which indicates that charging is
complete.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 169.
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NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time (page 169) depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.).
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photograph is prohibited.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye. The camera also has an auto
red-eye correction feature that corrects for red-eye in recorded images.
Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking
directly at the camera (flash).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from
the camera.
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Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
You can select a focus mode setting.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top
(Focus).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Settings
Q Auto
Focus
´
Macro
Type of Shot
General
recording
Focus Mode
Snapshot Movies
Automatic
Á Super
Close ups
Macro
Automatic
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
W
Manual
Focus
When you want
to focus
manually
Snapshot
Movies
Approximately
15 cm to 9 (infinity)
(5.9" to 9)
(Wide Angle)
Automatic
Close ups
Approximate Focus Range*1
Fixed
focal
point
Approximately
7 cm to 50 cm
(2.8" to 19.7") (First
step zoom from the
Widest Angle setting)
Fixed
distance
*2
Approximately 7 cm to
50 cm (2.8" to 19.7")
Fixed
Manual
Infinity
Approximately 15 cm to 9
(infinity)*2 (5.9" to 9)
(Wide Angle)
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting.
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Super Macro
Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest
distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images.
NOTE
• Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed
when you slide the zoom controller.
To focus with manual focus
1.
On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2.
Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary will
enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in
focusing. If you do not perform any operation for two
seconds while the enlarged image is displayed, the
screen in step 1 will re-appear.
Yellow boundary
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
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Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “Û Spot” for the Auto Focus
area (page 41).
1.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then halfpress the shutter button.
2.
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed (which
maintains the focus setting), move the camera
to compose the image.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image, press
the shutter button the rest of the way down.
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
The camera automatically determines the focus point on the
Ò Intelligent screen and focuses there (intelligent AF).
• Face detection (page 47) operates automatically.
Û Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the
image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 40).
È Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among
nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the
camera focuses will be displayed in green.
Ë Tracking
Half-pressing the shutter button focuses on the subject and causes
the focus frame to track the movement of the subject.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top
(AF Area).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
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5.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
“Û Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
“Ò Intelligent”
Focus frame
Focus frame
“È Multi”
Focus frame
IMPORTANT!
• “È Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face
Detection (page 47).
• “Ë Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using
Auto Shutter (page 70).
• Selecting “Ë Tracking” can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens
operation while tracking a subject. This does not indicate malfunction.
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Using Continuous Shutter (CS)
Your camera has four continuous shutter modes.
CS speed
Maximum
CS Shots
Recorded Image Size
Flash Mode
Z CS:
Normal
Speed CS
Depends on Until
memory card memory
capacity
full
According to image size
setting
According to
flash mode
setting
Z CS: 4 fps
4 images per
second
8 shots
2M (1600x1200 pixels)
fixed
Flash Off
Z CS: 10 fps
10 images
per second
20 shots
1M (1280x960 pixels)
fixed
Flash Off
C CS: Flash
3 images per
second
3 shots
2M (1600x1200 pixels)
fixed
Flash On
• To turn off a continuous shutter mode, select “Off”.
* fps (frames per second) is a unit of measurement indicating the number of images
recorded or played back per second.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Continuous Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter mode you want, and
then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed.
Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
B
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Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images
Specify the method to use for saving images recorded with the following continuous
shutter (CS) modes.
CS: 4 fps/10 fps
1.
After continuous shutter shooting is finished, use [8] and [2] to
select the save method you want and then press [SET].
Save Selected
The shot images are played back at slow speed so you can select the images
you want to save.
Mark
1While the shot images are playing back and an image
appears that you want to save, press the shutter
button. Each image that you select by pressing the
shutter button will have a mark appended to it.
2After selecting all of the images you want to save,
press [0] (Movie).
Buttons Used for Image Selection
[4] [6]
During playback, changes the playback direction and playback
speed.
While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
[SET]
Toggles between pause and play.
Shutter
button
Press all the way down to select an image for saving.
[0]
(Movie)
Saves the selected images and exits the image select
operation.
3Use [8] and [2] to select the save method you want and then press [SET].
Save Selected: Saves selected images.
Save All
: Saves all the images.
Cancel Save : Does not save any of the images.
Save All
Saves all the images.
• Does not save any of the images while “Cancel Save” is selected.
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IMPORTANT!
• If there is not enough available capacity on the memory card, you may not be able
to record the number of CS images indicated on the monitor screen. Make sure
your memory card has sufficient remaining capacity before shooting with using
continuous shutter.
• With continuous shutter, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for
successive images as well.
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still until shooting is
finished.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes
– Make-up Mode, Landscape Mode
• The speed of “CS: Normal Speed CS” depends on the type of memory card loaded
in the camera and the amount of free space available for storage. When shooting
to built-in memory, continuous shutter shooting is relatively slow.
• “CS: Normal Speed CS” speed is slower when shooting with flash.
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with “CS: Normal Speed CS”,
“CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps”.
• Note that images recorded with “CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps” and “CS: Flash” are of
somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded
with “CS: Normal Speed CS”.
• The ISO sensitivity setting always is “Auto” for “CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps” and
“CS: Flash”, regardless of the camera’s current ISO sensitivity setting.
• The flash range for Flash CS is narrower than that for normal flash.
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band or a pink cast on the
monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction.
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Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top
(Self-timer).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
„ 10sec
Self-timer
10-second Self-timer
‚ 2sec
Self-timer
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter
speed, you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to
camera movement.
” X3
Self-timer
(Triple
Self-timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter
button is pressed, and the next two images as soon as the
camera is ready after shooting the previous image. How long it
takes for the camera to get ready to shoot depends on the
image size and quality settings, whether or not a memory card
is loaded in the camera, and the flash charge condition.
Self-timer Off Turns off the Self-timer.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is
in progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by
pressing [SET].
Front lamp
NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
CS: Normal Speed CS/4fps/10fps, some BEST SHOT scenes
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Auto Shutter, CS, Movie, Make-up Mode, Landscape Mode, some BEST SHOT
scenes
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Using Face Detection (Face Detection)
When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to ten
individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the
bottom (Face Detection).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: On” and then press
[SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the
faces it focuses on will turn green.
6.
Face Detection icon
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
IMPORTANT!
•
•
•
•
The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
The only focus mode available while face detection is enabled is Auto Focus (AF).
Face detection may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways.
Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– The face of a pet or some other non-human subject
• Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes
– Movie Recording
• The following function is disabled when shooting with face detection.
– Multi AF
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Shooting with the Make-up Mode (Make-up)
The Make-up Mode smoothes the skin texture of the subject and softens facial
shadows caused by harsh sunlight for better looking portraits.
1.
In the REC mode, use [4] and [6] to display ±
in the Control Panel, which enters the Make-up
Mode.
• If ± does not appear in the Control Panel, press
[4] or [6] many times until it appears. Each press of
[4] or [6] will cycle the Control Panel option in the
following sequence: Face Detection (page 47) *
Make-up Mode * Landscape Mode (page 49).
Make-up icon
2.
Press [SET] and then use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel
option from the bottom (Make-up Mode).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “Make-up Level”, and then
press [SET].
• You can set one of 13 levels in the range of “0 (Off)” (no correction) to “+12
(Max.)” (maximum correction). The larger the value, the greater the processing
that is performed.
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus on the face, which will cause frames around it to turn
green.
6.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button all the way
down.
NOTE
• The following functions cannot be used together with the Make-up Mode.
Continuous Shutter, Triple Self-timer, Face Detection, Landscape Mode, some
BEST SHOT scenes
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Shooting Beautiful Scenery Images (Landscape)
The Landscape Mode makes colors more vivid, filters haze, and performs other
processing that enhances the beauty of natural scenery.
1.
In the REC mode, use [4] and [6] to display
Ö in the Control Panel, which enters the
Landscape Mode.
• If Ö does not appear in the Control Panel, press
[4] or [6] many times until it appears. Each press
of [4] or [6] will cycle the Control Panel option in
the following sequence: Face Detection (page 47)
* Make-up Mode (page 48) * Landscape
Mode.
Landscape icon
2.
Press [SET] and then use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel
option from the bottom (Landscape Mode).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the Landscape Mode setting
you want.
Vivid Landscape
Enhances colors to produce a clearer, more vivid
landscape image.
Mist Removal
Corrects for misty and cloudy conditions for scenery
images that appear as if they were shot on a clear day.
• Available level settings are “+1” (Weak) and “+2” (Strong).
4.
When everything is the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the effect you selected.
5.
Point the camera at the scenery you want to record.
6.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• The following functions are disabled while the camera is in the Landscape Mode.
Continuous Shutter, Triple Self-timer, Make-up Mode, Face Detection, Lighting,
Color Filter, some BEST SHOT scenes
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Shooting with Zoom
Your camera provides you with 10X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal
distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally
processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of
10X to 159.4X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 51).
1.
In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
w (Wide Angle) : Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range.
z (Telephoto) : Enlarges the subject and narrows the range.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping (page 137) is turned on.
NOTE
• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the
camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image
deterioration (page 51).
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical
zoom setting before you press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording.
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Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
• During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting.
Undeteriorated image
quality range
1X
Deteriorated image
quality range
10X to 62.4X
40X to 159.4X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 10X optical zoom point
Image deterioration
• An image deterioration icon (Ù) will appear on the monitor screen at the point
where image deterioration starts.
• The image deterioration point
Image
Maximum
Undeteriorated
depends on the image size (page
Size
Zoom Factor
zoom limit
33). The smaller the image size, the
12M
40X
10X
higher the zoom factor you can use
before reaching the image
3:2
40X
10X
deterioration point.
16:9
40X
10X
• Though digital zoom generally
8M
49X
12.3X
causes a deterioration of image
5M
62.4X
15.6X
quality, some digital zoom without
image deterioration is possible with
3M
78X
19.5X
image sizes of “8M” and smaller.
VGA
159.4X
62.4X
The range in which you can use
digital zoom without image
deterioration is indicated on the
display. The deterioration point
depends on the image size.
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Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie
1.
Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 75).
The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you
select.
2.
In the REC mode, point the camera
at the subject and then press [0]
(Movie).
Remaining recording time
(page 167)
[0] (Movie)
This will start recording and display Y
on the monitor screen.
Movie recording includes monaural
audio.
• Immediately after you press [0]
(Movie), the camera will focus
automatically on the subject in the
center of the monitor screen. After
this, focus is fixed while movie
recording is in progress.
3.
Recording time
Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording.
Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you
press [0] (Movie).
• The maximum size allowed for a single movie file is 4GB. Movie recording
stops automatically when a file becomes 4GB.
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 57), you can select the sample scene that matches the type
of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for
beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene,
for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appear clearer and brighter.
Minimizing the Effects of Camera Movement during Movie Recording
You can configure the camera to minimize the effects of camera movement during
movie recording (page 67). Note, however, that this does not prevent image blur due
to subject movement and it makes the field of view narrower.
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NOTE
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points when
shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your fingers,
etc.
– Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
Microphone
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button
noise to be picked up in the audio.
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band or a pink cast on the
monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction.
• When using the camera’s built-in memory or certain types of memory cards, it can
take too much time to record data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or
audio. This condition is indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor screen. To
avoid loss of movie frames, use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed
of at least 10MB per second is recommended (page 154).
• Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical
zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing
[0] (Movie) to start recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Continuous AF is disabled and focus is fixed while movie recording is in progress
(page 67).
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Using Prerecord Movie
With this feature, the camera prerecords up to four seconds of whatever is happening
in front of the lens in a buffer that is continually updated. Pressing [0] (Movie) saves
the prerecorded action (buffer contents) followed by real-time recording. Real-time
recording continues until you stop it.
[0] (Movie)
[0] (Movie)
Movie
Recording start
4-second prerecorded part (from the buffer)
Recording end
. To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (BS) and
then press [SET] (page 32).
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Prerecord (Movie)” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ‰ to appear on the monitor screen.
. To shoot a Prerecord Movie
1.
Point the camera at the subject and then half-press the shutter button
to focus with Auto Focus.
• Once proper focus is achieved, release the shutter button.
2.
Press [0] (Movie).
This will save four seconds of action prerecorded in the buffer and start real-time
recording.
3.
Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording.
• To turn off Prerecord Movie, press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the bottom
Control Panel option (BS), and then select R (Auto).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button.
Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded.
NOTE
• You can use [2] ( ) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting.
• Movie recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is
recorded.
• Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible when certain BEST
SHOT scenes are being used.
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording)
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie.
• For information about Voice Recording capacities, see page 167.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (BS) and
then press [SET] (page 32)
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Voice Recording” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ` to appear on the monitor screen.
4.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording time
• The back lamp flashes green while recording is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a
marker into the recording. During playback, you
will be able to jump to the markers in the recording.
5.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Remaining recording
time
• To create another audio recording file, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
• To turn off Voice Recording, press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the bottom
Control Panel option (BS), and then select R (Auto).
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NOTE
• You can use [8] (DISP) during audio recording to toggle the monitor screen on
and off.
• When monitor screen contents are turned off, selecting the “Voice Recording”
scene will cause the monitor screen to turn off immediately (page 13).
About audio data
• Audio files can be played back on a computer with Windows Media Player or
QuickTime.
– Audio Data: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
To play back an audio recording
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to display
the Voice Recording file you want to play.
` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2.
Press [0] (Movie) to start playback.
• You can also start playback by selecting the
second PLAY Panel item from the top (Playback Start) and pressing [SET]
(page 89).
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Jump to marker
While playback is paused, press [4] or [6] to
jump to the next marker and then press [SET]
to resume playback.
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
Monitor screen on/off
[8] (DISP)
Playback end
[0] (Movie)
NOTE
• See page 29 for information about deleting a voice recording file.
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Using BEST SHOT
What is BEST SHOT?
BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of
different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the
camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. This helps to minimize the chance of ruined
images due to poor exposure and shutter speed settings.
Some Sample Scenes
Portrait
Scenery
Night Scene
Night Scene Portrait
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT
1.
2.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
Use [8] and [2] to select the
bottom Control Panel option (BS)
and then press [SET] (page 32).
[8] [2] [4] [6]
This will display a menu of BEST
SHOT scenes.
• The initial default selection is R
(Auto).
3.
[SET]
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to
move the boundary to the scene
you want to select.
Currently selected scene
(with boundary)
Scene name
Scene number
• The scene menu has multiple pages. Use [8] and [2] to scroll between menu
pages.
• You can access information about the currently selected scene. See page 58
for details.
• To return to normal snapshot recording, select Scene 1 R (Auto).
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4.
Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene.
This returns to the REC mode.
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a
different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure from
step 1.
5.
Press the shutter button (if you are shooting a snapshot) or [0] (Movie)
(if you are shooting a movie).
NOTE
• The BEST SHOT YouTube scene sets up the camera for recording movies that are
optimized for uploading to YouTube. Movies recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a special folder to make them easy to locate for uploading (page 131).
Maximum recording time while the YouTube scene is selected is 10 minutes.
. Using Scene Information Screen
To find out more about a scene, select it with the boundary
on the scene selection screen, and then slide the zoom
controller in either direction.
• To return to the scene menu, slide the zoom controller
again.
• To scroll between scenes, use [4] and [6].
• To configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene, press [SET].
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. BEST SHOT Precautions
• Some BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while recording a movie.
• Prerecord Movie scene and For YouTube scene cannot be used while shooting a
snapshot.
• The Voice Recording scene cannot be used while shooting a snapshot or recording
a movie.
• Some scenes like Night Scene and Fireworks results in a slow shutter speed
setting. Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital noise in the
image, the camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction process when
either of these scenes is selected. This means that it will take a bit longer for the
image to be saved which is indicated by the back lamp flashing green. Do not
perform any key operation during that time. Also, it is a good idea to use a tripod to
avoid image blur due to camera movement when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
• Your camera includes a sample scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is named either “For
eBay” or “Auction”. Images you record using the auction site sample scene are
stored in a special folder so you can easily find them on your computer (page 131).
• Images recorded using the following BEST SHOT scenes (Art Shot) are saved as
3M (2048x1536 pixels) size.
Oil Painting, Crayon, Water Color
• High Sensitivity
– The high sensitivity setting is disabled whenever the camera’s flash fires.
– High sensitivity may not produce the desired results in very dark conditions.
– When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to protect against blurring
due to camera movement.
– Under certain lighting conditions, the camera will perform an automatic noise
filtering operation to reduce digital noise in the image. This operation causes the
camera to take longer than normal to save the image and be ready for the next
shot.
• BEST SHOT scene images were not shot using this camera.
• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce the results you expected
due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can modify the camera settings that are made after you select a BEST SHOT
scene. Note, however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults when
you select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera.
B
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Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups
You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall
whenever you need them.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named BEST SHOT
(Register User Scene).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot or movie whose setup you want
to save.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Save”, and then press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall User Scene”, along
with a scene number.
NOTE
• BEST SHOT snapshot scenes can be used for snapshots only and movie scenes
can be used for movies only.
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST SHOT scene by
displaying the camera’s setting menus and looking at its settings.
• User snapshot scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: SU1, SU2, and so
on, while movies are assigned numbers in the sequence: MU1, MU2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user snapshot BEST SHOT
scene.
Face Detection, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Lighting, Make-up
Mode, Landscape Mode, Color Filter
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user movie BEST SHOT
scene.
Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Color Filter
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory (page 131) in the SCENE
folder (snapshots) or MSCENE folder (movies).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 143) deletes all user BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Use the following procedure when you want to delete a user BEST SHOT scene.
1 Display the information screen (page 58) of the user BEST SHOT scene you
want to delete.
2 Press [ ] (Delete), select “Delete”, and then press [SET].
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Shooting ID Photographs
You can use this procedure to shoot a portrait and then print it out in the following
standard ID photo sizes: 30x24mm, 40x30mm, 45x35mm, 50x40mm, 55x45mm.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the “ID Photo” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot a portrait of the person for whom you
want to create an ID photo.
3.
Adjust the position of the face in the image.
[8] [2] [4] [6] : Moves the portrait up, down, left, and right.
Zoom controller : Zooms the portrait in and out.
Head line
Oval boundary
Chin line
4.
Press [SET].
This saves the image in memory.
• The resulting image is always saved as a 5M (2560x1920 pixels) size image,
regardless of the camera’s image size setting.
Printing an ID Photo
The print operation outputs multiple copies of the same image on the same sheet in
various standard ID photo sizes. Cut out the image(s) you need.
• Actual prints are slightly larger than the standard ID photo sizes to facilitate
trimming.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to select “4"x6"” as the paper size (page 109).
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to set up your printer for “borderless print”. For
full details, see the user documentation that comes with your printer.
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Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents
A process called “keystone
correction” makes lines straight and
natural, even if rectangular subjects
are shot from an angle.
Before keystone
correction
After keystone
correction
Business cards and
documents
White board, etc.
BEST SHOT has two scenes.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the “Business cards and
documents” or “White board, etc.” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
This image will appear on the monitor screen with a red
boundary around the area that is selected for keystone
correction. If there is a black boundary, it means that
the camera detected more than one area that could be
keystone corrected. Use [4] and [6] to move the
boundary to the area you want to keystone correct.
• The message “Cannot correct image!” will appear on the monitor screen if
there are no areas that need to be keystone corrected, and the image will be
saved to memory as it is.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then press [SET].
This will correct the image and save the resulting (corrected) image.
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NOTE
• When composing an image like the ones shown above, make sure that the entire
outline of the object you are trying to shoot is enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the object is against a background that allows its outline to stand out.
• VGA size images are stored as VGA size images. All other size images are stored
as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) images.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with the “White board, etc.” and “Business
cards and documents” scenes. However, you can use optical zoom (page 50).
Recording a Self-portrait
With this feature, you can shoot your own self-portrait simply by pointing the camera
at your face.
BEST SHOT has two self-portrait scenes from which to choose.
• Self-portrait (1 person): Shoots when the face of at least one person, including
you, is detected.
• Self-portrait (2 people) : Shoots when the faces of at least two people, including
you, are detected.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select “Self-portrait (1 person)” or
“Self-portrait (2 people)”.
2.
Press the shutter button all the way down, and point
the camera at yourself.
About three seconds after you press the shutter button, the
camera will go into Auto Shutter standby and start face
detection. The camera will go into Auto Shutter standby
and detect the faces of any people in the image.
When the camera is able to detect the number of required
individuals, it will release the shutter automatically when it determines there is no
image blur.
• The camera will emit a shutter sound and the front lamp will flash twice when
the shutter is released.
• To cancel Auto Shutter standby, press [SET].
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NOTE
• To shoot with the self-portrait feature in combination with a continuous shutter (CS)
mode (page 43), turn off the Make-up Mode (page 48). Operation is the same as
that when a continuous shutter (CS) mode is used in combination with Auto
Shutter. See page 72 for more information.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Shooting with the self-portrait feature may produce a blurred image when shooting
in areas where lighting is dim, which results in a very slow shutter speed setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 140) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 139) is disabled while Auto Shutter
is being used.
Isolating Moving Subjects (Multi-motion Image)
Multi-motion Image can be used to isolate a moving subject
within a series of multiple images and places them against
a stationary background. Make sure that the camera is not
moving or shaking when shooting with Multi-motion Image.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the
“Multi-motion Image” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to start shooting.
Continuous Shutter shooting will stop after some time, and the resulting
composite image will appear on the monitor screen.
• Keep the camera still until all of the continuous shutter images are recorded.
• When using this feature, image size is fixed at 3M (2048x1536 pixels).
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Advanced Settings
The following are menu operations you can use to configure various camera settings.
• REC mode menu contents and operations are different from those in the PLAY
mode. This section explains operations using the REC menu screen. See page 89
for information about PLAY menu screen operations.
Using On-screen Menus
. Example REC Menu Screen Operation
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel
option from the bottom (MENU) and then press
[SET] (page 32).
This will display the REC menu screen.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the tab where the menu
item you want to configure is located.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item you
want, and then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to change the setting of the
selected menu item.
6.
[SET]
Example:
When “Lighting” is
selected on the “Quality”
tab
Tabs
After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to apply the setting and return to the
viewfinder screen.
• Pressing [4] instead of [SET] applies the
selected setting and returns to the menu item
selection.
• To configure settings on another tab after
pressing [4] to return to the menu item selection,
use [8] or [ ] (Delete) to move the highlighting
up to the tabs, and then use [4] and [6] to
select the tab you want.
Selected
menu item
Settings
NOTE
• [ ] (Delete) provides a helpful way to navigate around tabs and menus.
– Pressing [ ] (Delete) while a tab is selected will display the viewfinder screen.
– Pressing [ ] (Delete) while menu item or setting is selected will “back step” in
the following sequence: Settings * Menu items * Tab.
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. REC Menu Operations in This Manual
REC menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same one described under “Example REC Menu Screen Operation”
on page 65.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (MENU) and then press [SET].
Use [4] and [6] to select the
“Quality” tab.
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * Lighting
Press
[r] (REC).
Use [8] and [2] to select “Lighting” and
then press [6].
Press [SET].
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REC Mode Settings (REC)
Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus (Continuous AF)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Continuous AF
When shooting a snapshot while “On” is selected for Continuous AF, Auto Focus is
performed and focusing is continually updated until you half-press the shutter button.
• Before you half-press the shutter button, the camera focuses at the center of the
screen. If “Face Detection” is turned on when you half-press the shutter button,
focusing is performed in the area where a face is detected.
• Shooting with Continuous AF can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens
operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement
(Anti Shake)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Anti Shake
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce image blur due to subject
movement or camera movement when shooting a moving subject using telephoto,
when shooting a fast-moving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting conditions.
Your digital camera is equipped with a CCD shift type camera shake correction
feature and a high-sensitivity anti image blur feature. These two features work in
concert to minimize the effects of hand and subject movement.
D Auto
Minimizes the effects of hand and subject movement.
A Camera AS
Minimizes the effects of camera movement only.
S Image AS
Minimizes the effects of subject movement only.
F DEMO
Half-pressing the shutter button demonstrates the effect of
“A Camera AS”. However, the image is not recorded.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings.
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NOTE
• Only Camera Stabilizer can be used during movie recording.
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear on the monitor screen
when you half-press the shutter button while “D Auto” or “S Image AS” is
selected. These values will appear briefly, however, in the preview image that is
displayed immediately after you shoot a snapshot.
• The ISO sensitivity setting (page 78) must be “Auto” for “S Image AS” to work.
• Shooting while “D Auto” or “S Image AS” is selected can cause an image to
appear somewhat coarser than normal and can cause slight deterioration of image
resolution.
• Anti Shake may not be able to eliminate the effects of camera or subject movement
when movement is severe.
• “A Camera AS” may not work properly when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
Either turn off Anti Shake or select “S Image AS”.
Displaying the On-screen Grid (Grid)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Grid
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode
monitor screen for easy vertical and horizontal alignment
when composing images.
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light (AF Assist Light)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * AF Assist Light
Half-pressing the shutter button while this setting is selected
causes the front lamp to light, which provides illumination for
focusing in areas where lighting is dim. Leaving this function
turned off is recommended when shooting portraits from short
distances, etc.
Front lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Never look directly into the front lamp while it is lit.
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Changing the Focus Frame Shape (Focus Frame)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Focus Frame
You can use this procedure to select from among five different shapes, including a
heart shape, for the focus frame.
Settings
¹
ß
™
¬
μ
Random
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button will cause the focus frame to change one of the
shapes shown below.
Focus successful
Focus not successful
• While “Random” is selected, one of the four focus frames is selected randomly
whenever the camera is turned on.
• When shooting with face detection, the frame shape is ß.
• On-screen grid (page 68) will not appear when “È Multi” is selected as the AF
area (page 41) while any focus frame other than ß is selected with this setting.
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Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Auto Shutter
With Auto Shutter, the camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects that
certain conditions are present.
¸ Detect Blur
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
image blur to camera and subject movement are
minimized.
¯ Detect Panning
When panning, the camera releases the shutter
automatically when it determines there is no blur in the
subject being followed.
¨ Detect Smile
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
the subject is smiling.
. To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur (Detect Blur)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting hand and subject movement. The camera will
release the shutter automatically the moment it
determines there is no image blur.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
detection of image blur due to hand movement or
subject movement is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the camera
is getting ready to
release the shutter.
Advanced Settings
. To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur (Detect Panning)
1.
Point the camera at location where the subject will pass and then halfpress the shutter button to adjust exposure and focus.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
This will put the camera into Auto Shutter standby.
Move the camera to follow the movement of the
subject. The camera will release the shutter
automatically the moment it determines there is no blur
in the subject you are following.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
panning detection is in progress.
Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the camera
is getting ready to
release the shutter.
. To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling
(Detect Smile)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting whether the subject is smiling. The camera
will release the shutter automatically the moment it
determines the subject is smiling.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while smile
detection is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the
camera is getting ready
to release the shutter.
Advanced Settings
. To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity (Sensitivity)
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Sensitivity” and then press [6].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the sensitivity setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• You can select any one of three sensitivity levels, from /.. (Lowest) to
/// (Highest).
• With the /// (Highest) setting, the auto shutter release is triggered relatively
easily. Auto shutter release triggering becomes more difficult with the /..
(Lowest) setting, but recorded images have the least blur. Experiment with
Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity settings to find the one that work best for you.
. Using Auto Shutter in Combination with Continuous Shutter
The following describes how Auto Shutter works while used in combination with
Continuous Shutter (page 43).
The camera will go back into Auto Shutter standby and be
With CS: Normal
ready to shoot again each time it is triggered. To stop an
Speed CS, CS: 4 fps,
ongoing Continuous Shutter operation, wait until “0 Auto”
and CS: 10 fps
is flashing on the monitor screen, and then press [SET].
With CS: Flash
3 continuous shutter images will be shot with flash when
Auto Shutter is triggered.
Tips for Better Auto Shutter Snapshots
• Using Auto Shutter in combination with Anti Shake (page 67) reduces the chance
of image blur even more.
• While recording with Detect Blur or Detect Smile, keep the camera as still as
possible until the recording operation is complete.
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IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Detect Blur and Detect Panning may not produce the desired effect when shooting
in an area where dim lighting requires a slow shutter speed, or when the subject is
moving extremely quickly.
• Since facial expressions differ from individual to individual, you may experience
problems with getting the camera to release the shutter while Detect Smile is being
used. If this happens, change the trigger sensitivity setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 140) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 139) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
• To cancel Auto Shutter recording while Auto Shutter is being performed (indicated
by “0 Auto” flashing on the monitor screen), press [SET].
• The “Ë Tracking” setting for the AF area cannot be used while Detect Blur or
Detect Panning is selected for the Auto Shutter setting (page 41).
• Always make sure you had “Û Spot” selected for the AF area whenever you are
using the Detect Smile Auto Shutter setting (page 41).
• Auto Shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes
• The following function is disabled when shooting with Auto Shutter.
– Triple Self-timer
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Configuring Power On Default Settings (Memory)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * REC Tab * Memory
When you turn off the camera, it remembers the current settings of all enabled
memory items and restores them when you turn it back on. Any memory item that is
disabled will be returned to its initial default setting whenever you turn off the camera.
Setting
Disabled (Initial Default Setting)
b BEST SHOT
Snapshot (Auto)
Effect
Off
Auto Shutter
Off
Flash
Auto
Focus
AF (Auto Focus)
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Spot
CS
Off
Self-timer
Off
MF Position
Position before manual focus was
selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
Enabled
Setting at power
off
* Optical zoom setting only.
• If you turn the camera power off and then back on while the BEST SHOT memory
item is enabled, all of the other memory items (except for zoom position) are
initialized to the currently selected BEST SHOT sample scene setup, regardless of
the enabled/disabled status of the other memory items.
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Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * T Quality (Snapshot)
Fine
Gives image quality priority.
Normal
Normal
Economy
Gives number of images priority.
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting a finely detailed image
of nature that includes dense tree branches or leaves, or an image of a complex
pattern.
• Memory capacity (the number of images you can record) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 166).
Specifying Movie Image Quality (Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * » Quality (Movie)
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HD) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
Image Quality (Pixels)
Approximate Data Rate
Frame Rate
HD
1280x720
19.2 Megabits/second
20 frames/second
STD
640x480
12.2 Megabits/second
30 frames/second
LP
320x240
2.7 Megabits/second
15 frames/second
• The 16:9 aspect ratio is available only when “HD” is selected as the image quality.
• Memory capacity (Movie recording time you can shoot) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 167).
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Advanced Settings
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * EV Shift
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV
• Unit: 1/3 EV
1.
Use [8] and [2] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[8] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[2] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV value to 0.0.
2.
Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation
value you set remains in effect until you change it or turn off the camera (which
causes it to revert to “0.0”).
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Controlling White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * White Balance
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
Auto
Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically.
¤ (Daylight)
For shooting outdoors on a clear day
' (Overcast)
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade, etc.
“ (Shade)
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
† (Day White
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent)
– (Daylight
Fluorescent)
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
« (Tungsten)
For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source
Blank white paper
1Select “Manual”.
2Under the lighting conditions you plan to
use when shooting, point the camera at a
blank white piece of paper so it fills the
entire monitor screen and then press the
shutter button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically
determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source
conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point,
which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible. If this happens, select
the white balance setting that matches your shooting conditions (Daylight,
Overcast, etc.).
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Advanced Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * ISO
ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
Auto
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions.
ISO 64
Lower sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Less noise
Fast shutter speed (Set
for shooting in dimly lit
areas.)
Some coarseness
(increased digital noise)
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200 Higher sensitivity
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current ISO
sensitivity setting.
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
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Advanced Settings
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
when shooting images.
Extra
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “On” setting.
When this option is selected, it takes longer for the image to be
stored after the shutter button is pressed.
On
Performs brightness correction.
Off
Does not perform brightness correction.
Using Built-in Color Filters (Color Filter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Quality Tab * Color Filter
Settings: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots
See page 28 for the procedure for viewing snapshots.
Viewing a Movie
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the movie you
want to view.
2.
Press [0] (Movie) to start
playback.
Movie icon: »
Recording time
Image quality
Movie Playback Controls
Fast forward/
fast reverse
[4] [6]
• Each press of either button increases the speed of the fast
forward or fast reverse operation.
• To return to normal playback speed, press [SET].
Play/pause
[SET]
1 frame forward/ [4] [6]
back
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume
adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2].
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information
display on/off
[8] (DISP)
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed
image on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie image
up to 4.5 times normal size.
Stop playback
[0] (Movie)
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Editing a Movie on the Camera (Movie Editing)
The Movie Editing feature lets you use one of the following procedures to edit out a
specific part of a movie.
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the beginning of the movie up to the
current location.
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything between two points.
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current location to the end of the
movie.
1.
To pause movie playback, press [SET].
2.
Press [2].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the editing method you want to use and then
press [SET].
4.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie and
search for the frame (point) from which or to
which you want to cut the movie (the cut point).
• You also can search for the cut location by playing
back the movie and pressing [SET] to pause. During
playback, you can press [4] or [6] to perform fast
reverse or fast forward.
Cut range (red)
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5.
When the frame where you want the cut point to be is displayed, press
[2].
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be up to is
displayed, press [2].
1While the frame you want the first (From) cut to be is
displayed, press [2].
2While the frame you want the second (To) cut to be
is displayed, press [2].
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
6.
While the frame you want the cut to be from is
displayed, press [2].
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
The selected cut operation will take considerable time to complete. Don’t try to
perform any camera operation until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen. Note that a cut operation can take a long
time if the movie being edited is long.
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained.
An editing operation cannot be undone.
NOTE
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• Editing of movies recorded with a different type of camera is not supported.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of remaining memory capacity is
less than the size of the movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete files you no longer need to free up more.
• Splitting of a movie into two movies and splicing of two different movies into a
single movie are not supported.
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Viewing Continuous Shutter Images
Each time you perform a continuous shutter (CS) operation, the camera creates a CS
group that includes all of the images for that particular CS session. You can use the
following procedure to play back the images in a particular CS group.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the CS group
whose images you want to view.
CS group icon
Number of image files
in the CS group
First image in the CS group
2.
Press [0] (Movie) to start playback the images in the CS group.
This will play back the images in the CS group you selected.
Current image number/
number of images in
the group
Playback guide
Playback Controls
[4] [6]
During playback, changes the playback direction and playback
speed.
While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
• Playback speed cannot be adjusted while the displayed image
is zoomed.
[SET]
Toggles between pause and play.
Zoom
controller
Zooms the image.
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image
on the monitor screen.
[0] (Movie)
Exits CS group playback.
[8] (DISP)
Cycles through information display formats.
[2] or
[ ] (Delete)
Displays the delete menu.
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NOTE
• Multiple images shot using “CS: Normal Speed CS” are stored individually and are
not grouped. This means they can be displayed individually (page 28) but not as a
CS group.
Deleting Continuous Shutter Images
You can delete CS images (1 image in CS group, selected images in CS group, 1 CS
group) while playback is in progress or paused.
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused, press [2] or [
(Delete).
2.
Next, perform the same operations you would perform to delete normal
(non-CS) images (page 29).
]
Dividing Up a CS Group
Use the following to divide up a CS Group into individual images.
. Dividing Up a Specific CS Group
1.
While a CS group is displayed, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom PLAY Panel item (MENU) and
then press [SET] (page 89).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
5.
Use [4] and [6] to display the CS group you want to divide up.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide” and then press [SET].
• To divide up other CS group files, repeat steps 5 and 6.
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. Dividing Up All CS Groups
1.
While a CS group is displayed, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom PLAY Panel item (MENU) and
then press [SET] (page 89).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide All Groups” and then press [SET].
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
• Once a CS group is divided, it cannot be regrouped.
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Zooming an On-screen Image
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the one you want is displayed.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z ([) to
zoom.
Zoom factor
Image area
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the
zoomed image on the monitor screen. Slide the
zoom controller towards w to unzoom the image.
– When monitor screen contents are turned on, a
graphic in the lower right corner of the screen
shows what part of the zoomed image is
currently displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [ ] (Delete).
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is 8X,
Current display area
certain image sizes may not allow zooming up
to the full 8X.
• Pressing [SET] will lock the current zoom factor for the on-screen image. You
can then use [4] and [6] to scroll between images, using the same zoom
factor. Pressing [SET] again will unlock the zoom factor and allow you to use
[8], [2], [4] and [6] to move around the currently displayed images.
Displaying the Image Menu
1.
In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]).
Boundary
Use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to move the selection
boundary around the image menu.
To view a particular image, use [8], [2], [4], or [6] to
move the selection boundary to the image you want
and then press [SET].
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Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen
1.
In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller towards w (]) twice.
This will display the calendar screen that shows the first image recorded on each
day.
To display the first image recorded on a particular day,
use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection
boundary to the day you want and then press [SET].
To exit the calendar screen, press [p] (PLAY).
• If you save an image using any one of the following
functions, the image will appear in the calendar on the
date that you last saved it.
Resizing, Cropping, Copy
If you edit the date and time of an image, the image still will appear on the date
it was originally recorded.
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect it to the TV.
Yellow
TV
AV cable (bundled)
White
Video
Audio
AUDIO IN jacks (white)
USB/AV port
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
Making sure that the 2 mark on the camera is aligned with the 8 mark of the AV
cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the
USB/AV port until you feel it click securely into place.
Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor
communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
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2.
Turn on the TV and select its video input mode.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is
connected.
3.
Press [p] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
This will cause an image to appear on the TV screen, without anything appearing
on the camera’s monitor screen.
• Pressing [ON/OFF] (Power) or [r] (REC) will not turn on the camera while the
AV cable is connected.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 142).
4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
IMPORTANT!
• Before connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s
[r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY) buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 140).
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start
displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then
adjust it as required.
NOTE
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use one of the following methods to connect the camera to the recording device
using the camera’s bundled AV cable.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN terminals.
– Camera: USB/AV port
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the camera and record it on a
DVD or video tape. You can record movies by selecting “» Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 91). When recording images to an external device, use [8]
(DISP) to clear all indicators from the monitor screen (page 13).
For information about connecting a monitor to the recording device and about how to
record, see the user documentation that comes with the recording device you are
using.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other playback operations.
Using the PLAY Panel
Pressing [SET] in the PLAY mode will display the PLAY Panel.
. Example PLAY Panel Operation
1.
In the PLAY mode, press [SET].
The PLAY Panel will appear along the
right side of the monitor screen.
2.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the
PLAY Panel item you want, and
then press [SET].
[8] [2]
PLAY Panel
[SET]
The following describes the operations you can perform for each of the
PLAY Panel items.
â Exit
Exits the PLAY Panel.
P
Playback
Start
The operation that is performed when this item is selected
depends on the type of file that is currently displayed on the
monitor screen.
• Movie: Starts movie playback (page 80).
• Voice recording: Starts voice recording playback (page 56).
• Audio snapshot: Starts audio playback (page 98).
• Dynamic Photo character: Starts character playback (page
105).
• CS image group: Starts group playback (page 83).
ä
Slideshow
Displays a slideshow menu. See “Playing a Slideshow on the
Camera (Slideshow)” (page 91) for slideshow menu operations.
Displays a Dynamic Photo creation screen. See “Inserting a
å Dynamic
Subject into a Snapshot or Movie (Dynamic Photo)” (page 104)
Photo
for details about Dynamic Photo creation.
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à Menu
Displays the PLAY menu. You can perform the following
operations on the PLAY menu.
Tabs
1Use [4] and [6] to select the tab
where the menu item you want to
configure is located.
2Use [8] and [2] to select the menu
item you want, and then press [6].
3Use [8] and [2] to change the
setting of the selected menu item.
4Press [SET] to apply the setting.
Selected menu item
NOTE
• Pressing [ ] (Delete) performs one of the following
operations.
– If you previously selected a tab, pressing [ ] (Delete)
returns to the viewfinder screen.
– If you previously selected menu item, pressing [ ] (Delete)
returns to the tab.
. PLAY Menu Operations in This Manual
PLAY menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same one described under “Example PLAY Panel Operation” on
page 89.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom PLAY Panel
item (MENU) and then press [SET].
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Protect
Press
[p] (PLAY).
Press [SET].
Use [4] and [6] to select the
“PLAY” tab.
Use [8] and [2] to select
“Protect” and then press [6].
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Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
1.
In the PLAY mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third PLAY Panel item from the bottom
(Slideshow) and then press [SET] (page 89).
Start
Starts the slideshow.
Images
Specifies the type of images to be included in the slideshow.
All images: Snapshots, movies, and audio recordings
T Only: Snapshots and audio snapshots only
» Only: Movies only
One Image: One single selected image (selected using [4] and [6])
Time
Time from the start to the end of the slideshow
1 to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
Interval
Amount of time each image remains displayed
Use [4] and [6] to select a value from 1 to 30 seconds, or “MAX”.
If you specify a value from 1 to 30 seconds, images change at the specified
interval, but the audio portion of movies and audio snapshots will continue to
play until the end.
When the slideshow reaches a movie file while “MAX” is selected, only the first
frame of the movie will displayed. Voice Recording files are not played back
when “MAX” is selected.
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Effect
Select the effect you want.
Pattern 1 to 5: Plays background music and applies an image change effect.
• Patterns 1 through 4 have different background music, but they all use the
same image change effect.
• Pattern 5 can be used for playback of snapshots only, and the “Interval”
setting is ignored.
• The currently selected image change effect setting is disabled automatically
in following cases.
– When playing a slideshow for which “» Only” or “One Image” is selected
for the “Images” setting
– When the interval setting is “MAX”, 1 second or 2 seconds.
– Before and after playback of a movie or Voice Recording file
Off: No image change effect or background music
• To stop the slideshow, press [ ] (Delete). Pressing [SET] instead of [ ] (Delete)
stops the slideshow and returns to the menu screen.
• Adjust audio volume by pressing [2] and then press [8] or [2] during playback.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is transitioning from one
image to another.
• The time required for transition from one image to another may be longer in the
case of an image that was not recorded with this camera.
Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory
You can replace the built-in slideshow background music with other music from your
computer.
Supported File Types:
• PCM format (16-bit, monaural) WAV files
• Sampling Frequencies: 11.025 kHz/22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
Number of Files: 9
File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Create the music files on your computer using the above names.
• Regardless of which effect pattern you select, the BGM files you store in camera
memory are played back in name sequence.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (pages 115, 124).
If you plan to save the music files to the camera’s memory card, make sure the
card is loaded in the camera.
2.
Perform one of the following operations to open the memory card or
built-in memory.
This will cause the camera to be recognized by your computer as a Removable
Disk (Drive).
• Windows
1 Windows 7 / Windows Vista: Start * Computer
Windows XP: Start * My Computer
Windows 2000: Double-click “My Computer”.
2 Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Macintosh
1 Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
3.
Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
4.
Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the
background music file to it.
• See the user documentation that comes with your computer for information
about moving, copying, and deleting files.
• If there are background music files both in built-in memory and on the memory
card loaded in the camera, the files on the memory card take priority.
• See page 131 for information about camera folders.
5.
Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 117, 126).
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Applying an Artistic Effect (Art Effect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Art Effect
You can transform an image into an artistic image. The transformed image is saved
as 3M (2048x1536 pixels) size.
Any one of the following art effects can be applied to an image: Oil Painting, Crayon,
Water Color.
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 3M (2048x1536 pixels) size, the new
(transformed) version will be the same size as the original.
• The original image is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display a transformed image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date
and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image
was transformed.
• Only 4:3 images recorded with this camera can be transformed using Art Effect.
• You also can use BEST SHOT scenes to apply an art effect when recording an
image (page 57).
Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing
See page 110 for details.
B
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Protecting a File Against Deletion (Protect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Protect
Protects specific files.
1Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files
until the one you want to protect is
displayed.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then
press [SET].
An image that is protected is indicated by
the › icon.
3To protect other files, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To exit the protect operation, press [ ] (Delete). To unprotect a file,
select “Off” instead of “On” in step 2 above.
On
Protects all files.
All Files:
On
1Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files: On” and then press [SET].
2Press [ ] (Delete).
To unprotect all files, select “All Files: Off” instead of “All Files: On” in
step 1 above.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 143).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image (Date/Time)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Date/Time
[8] [2]
Changes the setting at the cursor location.
[4] [6]
Moves the cursor between settings.
[0] (Movie)
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format.
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
NOTE
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp (page 137) cannot
be edited.
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is protected.
• You can input any date from 1980 to 2049.
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [SET] * MENU *
PLAY Tab * Rotation
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Rotation” and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
2.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press [
(Delete).
]
NOTE
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image data. It simply alters
how the image is displayed on the camera’s monitor screen.
• An image that has been protected or zoomed cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the image menu
screen and the calendar screen.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Resizing a Snapshot (Resize)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Resize
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot.
The original snapshot is also retained. You can select resize an image to one of three
image sizes: 8M, 5M, VGA.
• Resizing a 3:2 or 16:9 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
Cropping a Snapshot (Trimming)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Trimming
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need,
and save the result in a separate file. The original
snapshot is also retained.
Zoom factor
Represents
snapshot area
Use the zoom controller to zoom the image to the size you
want, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to display the portion of
the image you want to cut out, and then press [SET].
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image
will have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the cropped image will be the
same as the recording date of the original snapshot.
Part of snapshot that is
currently displayed
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Adding Audio to a Snapshot (Dubbing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Dubbing
You can add audio to a snapshot after you shoot it.
You can re-record a snapshot’s audio whenever you
want. You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio
for a single snapshot.
1.
Press [SET] to start audio recording.
Remaining recording time
2.
Press [SET] again to stop audio recording.
• Take care that you do not block the camera’s microphone
with your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
• You cannot add audio to an image that is protected.
• To delete audio, perform the following operation:
Dubbing * Delete * [SET] * [ ] (Delete).
Microphone
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio of an Audio Snapshot after you
delete or re-record it.
To play snapshot audio
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the Audio Snapshot you want is displayed.
An audio snapshot is one that has a ˆ icon.
2.
Press [0] (Movie) to start playback.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then
press [8] [2].
Display content switching
[8] (DISP)
Stop playback
[0] (Movie)
• Audio of an Audio Snapshot also can be played back on a computer with Windows
Media Player or QuickTime.
Copying Files (Copy)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
Copy
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card or from a
memory card to built-in memory.
Built-in * Card
Copies all files from built-in camera memory to a memory card.
This option copies all the files in built-in camera memory. It
cannot be used to copy a single file.
Card * Built-in
Copies a single file on the memory card to camera built-in
camera memory. Files are copied to the folder in built-in
memory whose name has the largest serial number.
1Use [4] and [6] to select the file you want to copy.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or Voice Recording files you
recorded with this camera.
• When a copied image appears on the full-month calendar screen, it is displayed on
the date that it was copied (page 87).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Dynamic Photo
You can use the procedures in this section to crop either a moving subject or a still
subject out of a snapshot and then insert it into another snapshot or movie.
Moving Subject
Another Image
Dynamic Photo Image
To create a subject image to be inserted (Dynamic Photo)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (BS) and
then press [SET] (page 32).
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Dynamic Photo” scene and
then press [SET].
4.
Press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option
from the bottom (Select Subject Type), and then press [SET].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Subject Type”, and then press [SET].
6.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the subject type, and then press [4].
CS speed
Number of
Shots
Moving Subject
1sec (20fps)
20 images per
second
20 shots
Moving Subject
2sec (10fps)
10 images per
second
20 shots
Moving Subject
4sec (5fps)
5 images per
second
20 shots
Still Subject
–
1 shot
Subject type
Records multiple images of
the subject, which are
cropped and combined to
create movement against
the background image.
Records a single subject,
which is cropped and
inserted into the
background image.
• To create a still subject, select “Still Subject”.
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7.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Number of Shots”, and then press [SET].
8.
Use [8] and [2] to select either “1” or “2” and then press [SET].
To shoot under
these conditions:
The subject against a
complex background
9.
Select
this
setting:
Notes:
2
You need to shoot twice to extract the
subject.
The subject against a
plain (no pattern)
background
1
You need to shoot only once to extract the
subject. If you select this setting, you will
not need to perform steps 10 and 11 of the
procedure below.
Text written on white
paper
Text
See page 103.
First, shoot an image that includes the subject
you want to extract.
• Shoot an image in which the subject is as large as
possible. If you selected “2” for the “Number of Shots”
setting, the images should include some easily
identifiable reference point that you can use for later
alignment in step 10 below.
• If you selected “Moving Subject” the camera will record multiple subject
images. Do not move the camera until shooting is complete.
• If you selected “1” for the “Number of Shots” setting, this procedure is complete
with this step. The camera will extract the subject and display it on the monitor
screen. If you selected “Moving Subject” in step 6, the subject image will be
moving on the display.
• Even if you select “1” for the “Number of Shots” setting, certain conditions can
cause the setting to switch automatically to “2”.
• Flash is turned off automatically at this time.
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10.
Next, compose the image again, this time without
the subject you want to extract. Take care so the
image composition here is as close as possible
to the image composition in step 9. This second
image will let the camera know what part of the
image in step 6 needs to be cropped.
• A semi-transparent view of the image you shot in step 6 (which includes the
subject) will be visible on the monitor screen to help you compose the
background image properly.
11.
Press the shutter button to shoot the background only.
The camera compares the images you shot in steps 9 and 11 and extracts the
subject. The extracted subject image will appear on the monitor screen. If you
selected “Moving Subject”, the subject image will be moving on the display.
• You can interrupt an ongoing subject extraction process (steps 9 through 11) at
any time by pressing [ ] (Delete).
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting the subject image, shoot against a white wall or some other surface
of a color that is different from that of the subject. The camera will not be able to
crop the subject image properly if it is the same or similar color as the background.
• The camera may not be able to cleanly crop a subject that is not clearly defined on
the monitor screen due to backlighting, shadows, light smear, insufficient lighting,
etc. When shooting the subject, make sure that it is clearly defined and outlined on
the monitor screen.
• The background you shoot in step 9 of the above procedure is not saved. Only the
cropped subject image is saved.
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Extracting Text from an Image
You can write text on a blank sheet of paper, shoot an image of it, and then extract
the text for insertion into an image.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the “Dynamic Photo” scene
(page 57).
2.
Press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option
from the bottom (Select Subject Type), and then press [SET] (page 32).
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Number of Shots”, and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Text” and then press [SET].
5.
Press the shutter button to shoot what is written on the paper.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting text, take care to make sure that only the paper it is written on
completely fills the screen. Do not allow the edges of the paper to be included in
the text image.
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Inserting a Subject into a Snapshot or Movie (Dynamic Photo)
Use the following procedure to insert a subject image into a snapshot or movie.
1.
In the PLAY mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second PLAY Panel item from the bottom
(Dynamic Photo) and then press [SET] (page 89).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background image you want and then
press [SET].
• Only an image that satisfies the following conditions can be used as a
background image.
– A snapshot or movie recorded with this camera or a snapshot transferred to
this camera’s memory using Photo Transport (page 121)
– A snapshot with an aspect ratio of 4:3
4.
Use [4] and [6] to select the subject image you want to insert and then
press [SET].
5.
If you are inserting a subject into a movie an
image will appear on the monitor screen
showing the approximate location of the
subject in the movie. Use [4] and [6] to shift
the location to the position you want. After you
are finished, press [SET].
Insert location
• If you insert a subject into a movie, the resulting movie will be a maximum of 20
seconds long. Everything before and after the insertion is cut off. If the movie
you are inserting into (original movie) is shorter than 20 seconds, the resulting
movie will be the same length as the original movie.
• If you are inserting a subject into a snapshot, skip directly to step 6.
6.
Use the zoom controller to adjust the size of the subject and use [8],
[2], [4], and [6] to adjust its position.
7.
When everything is the way you want, press [SET].
This inserts the subject into another image and creates a Dynamic Photo.
• Inserting an animated subject into a snapshot will save a Dynamic Photo that
consists of 20 still images of 2M size or smaller.
• Inserting a stationary subject into a snapshot will save a single still image of 6M
size or smaller.
• Inserting a subject into a movie will save the Dynamic Photo as a movie file.
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NOTE
• The camera comes with a number of extracted sample subjects in its built-in
memory, which you can use to create Dynamic Photos, if you like.
• Performing a delete or format operation will delete the sample subjects in built-in
memory. If you delete the sample subjects, you can download them from the
Dynamic Photo Special Site (http://dp.exilim.com/) and restore them to built-in
camera memory.
• You can copy the sample subjects to a memory card using the “Built-in * Card”
copy operation (page 99).
To view a Dynamic Photo (Dynamic Photo File)
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the Dynamic
Photo you want to view.
2.
If you want to see the subject in the Dynamic Photo move, press [0]
(Movie).
The Dynamic Photo is repeated as a continuous loop.
• Movement of the subject also will start automatically about two seconds after
you display a Dynamic Photo.
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Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie
(Movie Converter)
A Dynamic Photo with a still image background and a moving subject is stored as a
series of 20 still images. You can use the following procedure to convert the 20
images that make up a Dynamic Photo to a movie.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the Dynamic
Photo you want to convert.
2.
Press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the bottom PLAY Panel item
(MENU), and then press [SET] (page 89).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Movie Converter” and then press [SET].
• The final movie format is Motion JPEG.
• The final movie image size is 640x480 pixels.
IMPORTANT!
• Following conversion, the movie will be played back three times.
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Printing
Printing Snapshots
Professional Print Service
You can take a memory card that contains the images you want
to print to a professional print service and have them printed.
Printing on a Home Printer
Printing Images on a Printer with Memory Card Slot
You can use a printer equipped with a memory card slot to print
images directly from a memory card. For details, see the user
documentation that comes with your printer.
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible
Printer
You can print on a printer that supports PictBridge (page
108).
Printing with a Computer
After transferring the images to your computer, use
commercially available software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 110).
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Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports PictBridge and print
images without going through a computer.
. To set up the camera before connecting to a printer
1.
Turn on the camera. Next, press [SET] and then display the REC menu
(page 65) or the PLAY menu (page 89).
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “PTP (PictBridge)”, and then press [SET].
. Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Use the USB cable that
USB cable
comes bundled with the
camera to connect the
Large connector
camera to your printer’s USB
port.
• The camera does not draw
power over the USB cable.
USB port
Make sure the camera’s
battery is sufficiently
USB/AV port
charged before
connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert the
Making sure that the 2 mark on the camera is aligned
with the 8 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
connector fully can result
the cable to the camera.
in poor communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the
connector is fully inserted, you still will be able to see the
metal part of the connector as shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
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. To print
1.
Turn on the printer and load paper.
2.
Turn on the camera.
This will display the print menu screen.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Paper Size”, and then
press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select a paper size and then
press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 4"x6", A4, 8.5"x11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected on the printer.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about
paper settings.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the print option you want.
1 Image
: Prints one image. Select and then press [SET]. Next, use [4]
and [6] to select the image you want to print.
DPOF Printing : Prints multiple images. Select and then press [SET]. With this
option, images will be printed in accordance with DPOF settings
(page 110).
• To toggle date stamping on and off, press [0]
(Movie). The date stamp will be printed when “On” is
indicated on the monitor screen.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Print” and then press
[SET].
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please
wait...” will appear on the monitor screen. The message will disappear after a
short while, even though printing is still being performed. Pressing any camera
button will cause the printing status to re-appear. The print menu screen will reappear when printing is complete.
• If you selected “1 Image”, you can repeat the procedure from step 5, if you
want.
7.
After printing is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB
cable from the printer and camera.
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Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number
of Copies
. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy,
and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images.
After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home
printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print
service.
• Whether or not you will be able to use DPOF settings for printing depends on the
printer you are using.
• Some professional print services may not support DPOF.
. Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * Select images
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the image you want to
print is displayed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
3.
Press [SET].
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. Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * All images
1.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
2.
Press [SET].
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete.
The next DPOF print operation you execute will be performed using the last DPOF
settings you configured for the images. To clear DPOF settings, specify “00” for the
number of copies of all images.
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be sure to tell them that it
includes DPOF settings for the images to be printed and the number of copies. If you
don’t, the print service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF settings,
or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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. Date Stamping
You can use one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the
printout of an image.
Configuring camera settings
Configure DPOF settings (page 110).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print. You can configure
settings so some images include the date stamp and some don’t.
Configure the Camera’s Time Stamp setting (page 137).
• The camera’s Time Stamp setting imprints the date into a snapshot when you
shoot it, so the date is always included when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that includes a date
stamped with the camera’s Time Stamp function. Doing so can cause the two
stamps to be overprinted.
Configuring computer settings
You can use commercially available image management software to date
stamp images.
Professional print service
Request date stamping when ordering prints from a professional print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a printer that supports
PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce
exactly the type of image you want. PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print (Exif 2.2) uses
information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to
enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer
for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Using the Camera with a Computer
Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images to a
computer and
view them there
• Save images and view them manually
(USB connection) (pages 115, 124).
• Transfer images to a computer
automatically over a wireless LAN for
viewing (Eye-Fi) (page 128).
Transfer images
stored on your
computer to
camera memory
In addition to images, you also can transfer
screen shot images from your computer to
the camera (Photo Transport*) (page 121).
Play back and
edit movies
• You can play back movies (pages 118,
127).
• To edit movies, use commercially
available software as required.
* Windows only
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and
when using the bundled software are different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer”
on page 114.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
124.
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Install the required software in accordance with the version of Windows you are
running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating System
Version
Save images to a
computer and view
them there manually
Windows 7 / Windows
Vista / Windows XP / Installation not required.
Windows 2000
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Play movies
Installation not required.
• Windows Media Player,
which is already installed
on most computers, can
be used for playback.
• If your computer is
Windows 7 / Windows
running Windows 2000
Vista / Windows XP /
and does not have
Windows 2000
DirectX 9.0c or higher
installed, download
DirectX from the
Microsoft DirectX site
and install it on your
computer.
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Edit movies
Windows 7 / Windows –
Vista / Windows XP / • Use commercial
Windows 2000
software as required.
–
Upload movie files to
YouTube
Windows 7 / Windows
YouTube Uploader for
Vista / Windows XP
(SP2/SP3) / Windows CASIO*
2000 (SP4)
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Transfer images to
the camera
Windows 7 / Windows
Vista / Windows XP / Photo Transport 1.0*
Windows 2000
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Windows Vista /
Adobe Reader 8
Windows XP
View the User’s Guide
(Not required if already
(SP2/SP3) / Windows
installed.)
2000 (SP4)
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Install this software:
See
page:
* YouTube Uploader for CASIO and Photo Transport will not run under 64-bit versions of
Windows OS.
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. Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. See the
“Read me” file that comes with each application for details. Information about
computer system requirements also can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Bundled Software (Bundled CD-ROM)” on page 155 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Users
• Except for Adobe Reader, the bundled software requires Administrator privileges to
run.
• Operation on a self-made computer is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
NOTE
• You also can use your computer’s card slot (if it has one) or a commercially
available card reader to access image files directly from the camera’s memory
card. For details, see the user documentation that comes with your computer.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera. Next, press [SET] and then display the REC menu
(page 65) or the PLAY menu (page 89).
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your computer.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
camera’s battery is
USB/AV port
sufficiently charged
before connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert
Making sure that the 2 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 8 mark of the USB cable connector,
the connector fully can
connect the cable to the camera.
result in poor
communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera
if you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB
port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
6.
Windows 7 / Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Computer”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Computer”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
7.
Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or built-in
memory if there is no card) as a removable disk.
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8.
Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
9.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”.
10.
Windows 7 / Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Documents”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Documents” to open it.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “Documents” (Windows 7 / Windows
Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP / Windows 2000), the next step will
overwrite it. If you want to keep the existing “DCIM” folder, you need to change
its name or move it to a different location before performing the next step.
11.
Windows 7 users: On the “Documents” “Organize” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows Vista users: On the “Documents” “Edit” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows XP / Windows 2000 users: On the “My Documents” “Edit”
menu, select “Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it contains) into your
“Documents” (Windows 7 / Windows Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP /
Windows 2000) folder. You now have a copy of the files that are in camera
memory on your computer.
12.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera. After making
sure that the back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Windows 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the
drive number assigned to the camera. Next, after making sure that the back lamp
is unlit, press the camera’s [ON/OFF] (Power) button to turn off the camera and
disconnect the camera from your computer.
. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
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3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 131.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
Playing Movies
Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most computers, can be used
for movie playback. To play back a movie, first copy the movie to your computer and
then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
CPU
: Image Quality “HD”:
Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or higher
Image Quality “STD” or “LP”:
Pentium M 1.0 GHz or higher
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or higher
Required Software: Windows Media Player, DirectX 9.0c or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
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. Movie Playback Precautions
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your computer before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
• Proper movie playback may not be possible on some computers. If you experience
problems, try the following.
– Try recording movies with a quality setting of “STD” or “LP”.
– Try upgrading Windows Media Player to the latest version.
– Quit any other applications you have running, and stop resident applications.
Even if proper playback is not possible on the computer, you can use the AV cable
that comes bundled with the camera to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or
computer and play back movies that way.
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your
camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene to YouTube.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “YouTube Uploader for CASIO”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install YouTube
Uploader for CASIO.
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. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 1024MB.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the “For YouTube” scene (page
57).
2.
Press [0] (Movie) to record the movie.
3.
If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the Internet.
4.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 115).
5.
Turn on the camera.
YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• If this is the first time you are using the application, configure the YouTube user
ID and network environment settings, and then click the [OK] button.
6.
The left side of the display will have an area for inputting a title,
category, and other information required for uploading to YouTube.
Enter the required information.
7.
The right side of the display shows a list of movie files in camera
memory. Select the check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
8.
When everything is ready, click the [Upload] button.
This will upload the movie file(s) to YouTube.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit the application.
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Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory
If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo
Transport on your computer from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
. To install Photo Transport
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “Photo Transport”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install Photo
Transport.
. To transfer images to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 115).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera.
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg images automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 115).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
On the menu screen, click the “Language” down arrow button and then
select the language you want.
3.
Click “Manual” to select it and then click “Digital Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from the
bundled CD-ROM.
User Registration
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to
be able to connect to the Internet with your computer.
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to register.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating
System
Version
Save images to your OS 9
Macintosh and view
them there manually OS X
Save images to your OS 9
Macintosh
automatically/
OS X
Manage images
Play movies
See
page:
Install this software:
Installation not required.
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Use commercially available software.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with some Macintosh products.
You can playback with QuickTime,
OS 9 / OS X which comes bundled with your
operating system.
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IMPORTANT!
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS 8.6 or earlier, or Mac OS X
10.0. Operation is supported with Mac OS 9, X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6)
only. Use the standard USB driver that comes with your supported operating
system.
NOTE
• You also can use your computer’s card slot (if it has one) or a commercially
available card reader to access image files directly from the camera’s memory
card. For details, see the user documentation that comes with your computer.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera. Next, press [SET] and then display the REC menu
(page 65) or the PLAY menu (page 89).
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your Macintosh.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
camera’s battery is
USB/AV port
sufficiently charged
before connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert
Making sure that the 2 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 8 mark of the USB cable connector,
the connector fully can
connect the cable to the camera.
result in poor
communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera
if you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB
port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light green at this time. In this mode, your Macintosh
recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in
memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The appearance of
the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
6.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
7.
Drag the “DCIM” folder to the folder to which you want to copy it.
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8.
After the copy operation is complete, drag the drive icon to Trash.
9.
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera. After
making sure that the green back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera
from the computer.
. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 131.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using iPhoto, which comes
bundled with some Macintosh products. If you are running Mac OS 9, you will need to
use commercially available software.
Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first copy it to your Macintosh
and then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Required Software: QuickTime 7 or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
. Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some Macintosh models. If you
experience problems, try the following.
– Change the movie image quality setting to “STD” or “LP”.
– Upgrade to the latest version of QuickTime.
– Shut down other applications that are running.
Even if proper playback is not possible on your Macintosh, you can use the AV cable
that comes bundled with the camera to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or
Macintosh and play back movies that way.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your Macintosh before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer
in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website and install Acrobat Reader.
1.
On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2.
Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then open the folder for the
language whose user’s guide you want to view.
3.
Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for English.).
User Registration
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images
(Eye-Fi)
Shooting with an Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card loaded in the camera makes it
possible to transfer image data automatically to a computer via wireless LAN.
1.
Configure LAN access point, transfer destination and other settings for
the Eye-Fi card in accordance with the instructions that come with the
Eye-Fi card.
2.
After configuring settings, load the Eye-Fi card into the camera and
record.
Images you record are sent by wireless LAN to your computer, etc.
• For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
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IMPORTANT!
• Recorded images are transferred over wireless LAN. Do not use the Eye-Fi card or
turn off Eye-Fi card communication (page 133) when on an aircraft or in any other
location where use of wireless communication is limited or prohibited.
• Loading an Eye-Fi card will cause the Eye-Fi indicator
to
appear on the monitor screen. Its transparent or not transparent
appearance indicates the communication status as shown below.
Transparent
Access point cannot be found or no transferable
image data exists.
Not transparent
Image transfer in progress
• A communication icon
will appear on the monitor screen while image data
transfer is in progress.
• The camera’s Auto Power Off (page 140) function is disabled while image data
transfer is in progress.
• A confirmation message will appear on the monitor screen if you try to turn off the
camera while image data transfer is in progress. Follow the instructions in the
messages (page 163).
• Transfer of a large number of images can take some time to complete.
• Depending on the type of Eye-Fi card you are using and its settings, images on the
Eye-Fi card may be deleted following image data transfer.
• When recording a movie to an Eye-Fi card, it can take too much time to record
data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio.
• Proper Eye-Fi card data communication may not be possible due to camera
settings, battery level, or operating conditions.
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapshot, record a
movie, or perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing
them in folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 131).
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named
CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The extension
on the file name depends on the file type.
26th file name:
File
CIM G 0026.JPG
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Folders
Folders are named from 100CASIO to
100th folder name:
999CASIO.
100CASIO
There can be up to 900 folders in memory.
• The BEST SHOT (page 57) includes a sample Serial number (3 digits)
scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model,
the sample scene is named either “For eBay”
or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are
stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene are
stored in a folder named “100_AUCT”.
• BEST SHOT also has a scene named “For
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 12.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
DCF is a standard that makes it possible to view and print images recorded on one
manufacturer’s camera on DCF-compliant devices produced by other manufacturers.
You can transfer DCF-compliant images recorded with another camera to this
camera and view them on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Memory Folder Structure
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
CIMG0005.JPE
DCIM Folder
Recording Folder
Image File
Movie File
Audio File
Audio Snapshot Image File
Audio Snapshot Audio File
Subject Image File
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
SCENE *2
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
MSCENE *2
Movie BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
Background Music Folder
Background Music File
Background Music File
DCIM
STARTING.JPG *2
Startup Image File
*1 Other folders are created when the following BEST SHOT scenes are used for
recording: “For eBay” or “Auction” (scene name depends on camera model), or “For
YouTube”. The following shows the name of the folder created for each scene.
• eBay scene: 100_EBAY
• Auction scene: 100_AUCT
• YouTube scene: 100YOUTB
*2 This folder or file can be created in built-in memory only.
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. Supported Image Files
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera, it may take a long time for the
image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions
• Whenever copying memory contents to your computer, you should copy the DCIM
folder and all of its contents. A good way to keep track of multiple DCIM copies of
the DCIM folders it to change its name to a date or something similar after you copy
it to your computer. If you later decided to return the folder to the camera, however,
be sure to change its name back to DCIM. The camera is designed to recognize
only a root file with the name DCIM. Note the camera also will not be able to
recognize the folders inside the DCIM folder unless they have the names they
originally had when you copied them from the camera to your computer.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the “Memory Folder Structure”
shown on page 131 in order for the camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
• You also can use a PC card adapter or a memory card reader/writer to access
camera files directly from the camera’s memory card.
• A Subject Image File (CIMG****.JPE) contains special image data. Never edit a
Subject Image File on your computer and transfer it back to the camera. Doing so
can cause abnormal camera operation.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode.
See the following for more information.
– REC Menu (page 65)
– PLAY Menu (page 89)
Enabling Power Saving (Power Saving)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Power Saving
Enabling power saving reduces the brightness of the monitor screen and configures
other camera operations for low-power operation, which allows a charge to last longer
and increase the number of images that can be shot between charges.
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication (Eye-Fi)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Eye-Fi
Select “Off” to disable Eye-Fi card communication (page 128).
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Configuring Camera Sound Settings (Sounds)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Sounds
Startup
Half Shutter
Shutter
Specifies the startup sound.
Sound 1 - 5: Built-in sounds (1 through 5)
Off: Sound off
Operation
= Operation
Specifies the sound volume. This setting is also used as the
audio level during video output (page 87).
= Play
Specifies the volume of movie and Audio Snapshot audio
output. This volume setting is not used during video output
(from the USB/AV port).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes output.
Configuring a Startup Image (Startup)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Startup
Display the image you want to use as your startup image and then select “On”.
• The startup image does not appear when you turn on the camera by pressing [p]
(PLAY).
• You can specify a snapshot you recorded as the startup image, or you can use the
special startup image provided in the camera’s built-in memory.
• If you select an audio snapshot as the startup image, the audio will not play at
startup.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 143) will delete the current startup image setting.
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Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule
(File No.)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * File No.
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs generation of the serial
number used in file names (page 130).
Continue
Tells the camera to remember the last used file number. A new file will
be named using the next sequential number, even if files are deleted or
if a blank memory card is loaded. If a memory card is loaded and that
card already has files stored on it and the largest sequential number in
the existing file names is greater than the largest sequential number
remembered by the camera, numbering of new files will start from the
largest sequential number in the existing file names plus 1.
Reset
Restarts the serial number from 0001 whenever all files are deleted or
when the memory card is replaced with a blank one. If a memory card
is loaded and that card already has files stored on it, numbering of new
files will start from the largest sequential number in the existing file
names number plus 1.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring World Time Settings (World Time)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in a zone that is different
from your Home City when you go on a trip, etc. World Time displays the current time
in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “World” and then press [6].
• To change the geographic area and city for the time where you normally use
the camera, select “Home”.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “City” and then press [6].
• To change the “World” setting to summer time, use [8] and [2] to select
“DST” and then select “On”. Summer time is used in some geographical areas
to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the geographic area you want and
then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city you want and then press [SET].
5.
Press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Before configuring World Time settings, make sure that the Home City setting is
the place where you live or normally use the camera. If it isn’t, select “Home” on the
screen in step 1 and configure the Home City, date, and time settings as required
(page 137).
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Time Stamping Snapshots (Timestamp)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Timestamp
You can configure the camera to stamp the recording date only, or date and time in
the lower right corner of each snapshot.
• Once date and time information is stamped into a snapshot, it cannot be edited or
deleted.
Example: July, 10, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Date
2012/7/10
Date&Time
2012/7/10 1:25pm
Off
No stamping of date and/or time
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with Timestamp, you can do so later
using the DPOF function or some printing application (page 112).
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping is turned on.
• Date stamping is disabled when certain BEST SHOT scenes are being used.
Setting the Camera’s Clock (Adjust)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Adjust
[8] [2]
Change the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6]
Move the cursor between settings
[0] (Movie)
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
• You can specify a date from 2001 to 2049.
• Be sure to select your Home City (page 136) before setting the time and date. If
you set the time and date while the wrong city is selected for your Home City, the
times and dates of all of the World Time cities (page 136) will be wrong.
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Specifying the Date Style (Date Style)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Date Style
You can select from among three different styles for the date.
Example: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD
12/7/10
DD/MM/YY
10/7/12
MM/DD/YY
7/10/12
Specifying the Display Language (Language)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Language
. Specify the display language you want.
1 Select the tab on the right.
2 Select “Language”.
3 Select the language you want.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas
may not support display language selection.
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Configuring Sleep State Settings (Sleep)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Sleep
This feature turns off the monitor screen whenever no camera operation is performed
for a preset amount of time. Press any button to turn the monitor screen back on.
Trigger Time Settings: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, Off (Sleep is disabled while “Off” is
selected.)
• Sleep is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– In the PLAY mode
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During Auto Shutter standby
– During “Ë Tracking”
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off are turned on, Auto Power Off takes priority.
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Configuring Auto Power Settings (Auto Power Off)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off turns off the camera whenever no camera operation is performed for
a preset amount of time.
Trigger Time Settings: 1 min, 2 min, 5 min (The trigger time is always 5 minutes in the
PLAY mode.)
• Auto Power Off is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During “Ë Tracking”
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings (REC/PLAY)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * REC/PLAY
Power On
Camera turns on whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) is
pressed.
Power On/Off
Camera turns on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY)
is pressed.
Disable
Camera does not turn on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p]
(PLAY) is pressed.
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press [r] (REC) in the REC
mode or [p] (PLAY) in the PLAY mode.
• Change this setting to anything besides “Disable” before connecting to a TV for
image viewing.
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Disabling File Deletion (Ü Disabled)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Ü Disabled
The camera will not start the image delete operation when you press [ ] (Delete)
while “Ü Disabled” is turned on.
You can protect against accidental deletion of images by selecting “On” for “Ü
Disabled”.
Configuring USB Protocol Settings (USB)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * USB
You can use the procedure below to select the USB communication protocol, which is
used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device.
Mass
Storage
Select this setting when connecting to a computer (pages 115,
124). With this setting, the computer sees the camera as an
external storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer of
images from the camera to a computer.
PTP
(PictBridge)
Select this setting when connecting to a printer that supports
PictBridge (page 108). This setting simplifies the transfer of image
data to the connected device.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System
(Video Out)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Video Out
You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video
output system. You can also specify an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.
NTSC
Video system used in Japan, the U.S., and other countries
PAL
Video system used in Europe and other areas
4:3
Normal TV screen aspect ratio
16:9
Wide screen aspect ratio
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type of TV you plan to use.
Images will not display correctly if you select the wrong aspect ratio.
• Images will not display correctly unless the camera’s video signal output setting
matches the video signal system of the TV or other video equipment.
• Images cannot be displayed correctly on a TV or video equipment that is not NTSC
or PAL.
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Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card (Format)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Format
If a memory card is loaded in the camera, this operation will format the memory card.
It will format built-in memory if no memory card is loaded.
• The format operation will delete all contents on the memory card or in built-in
memory. It cannot be undone. Make sure you do not need any data currently on
the card or in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory will delete the following data.
– Protected images
– BEST SHOT user setups
– Startup screen
• Formatting a memory card will delete the following data.
– Protected images
• Make sure the camera’s battery is sufficiently charged before starting a formatting
operation. Formatting may not be performed correctly and the camera may stop
operating normally if the camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress. Doing so can cause
the camera to stop operating normally.
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults (Reset)
Procedure
[SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Reset
See page 156 for details about the camera’s factory default settings.
The settings below are not reset.
World Time settings, clock settings, date style, screen language, video output
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Precautions during Use
. Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images while operating an automobile
or other vehicle, or while walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
. Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the cameras viewfinder.
Doing so can damage your eyesight.
. Flash
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or explosive gas may be
present. Such conditions create the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a motor vehicle. Doing so
can interfere with the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject. Doing so creates the risk of
loss of eyesight.
. Monitor Screen
• Should the monitor screen ever become cracked, never touch any of the liquid
inside the monitor screen. Doing so creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your mouth, immediately rinse your
mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your eyes or onto your skin, immediately
rinse with clean water for at least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
. Connections
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use with this camera into
connectors. Connecting a non-specified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
. Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or anywhere else where operation of
such devices is restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious accident.
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. Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or strange odor, or while it
is overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Water and Foreign Matter
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal) getting inside the camera
creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present. Particular care is required when
using the camera where it is raining or snowing, near the ocean or other body of
water, or in a bathroom.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by dropping or other rough
treatment creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to explode and creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
. Disassembly and Modification
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way. Doing so creates the risk
of electric shock, burn injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal
inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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. Locations To Be Avoided
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of locations. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and electric shock.
– Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
– Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke is present
– Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to direct sunlight, in a closed
vehicle parked in the sun, or other areas subject to very high temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a high shelf, etc. Doing so can
cause the camera to fall, creating the risk of personal injury.
. Backing Up Important Data
• Always keep backup copies of important data in camera memory by transferring it
to a computer or other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in the case of
camera malfunction, repair, etc.
. Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing the battery, be sure to follow the correct procedure as
described in the documentation that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
the battery can result in corruption or loss of data in camera memory.
. Rechargeable Battery
• Use only the specified charger unit or the specified device to charge the battery.
Attempting to charge the battery by an unauthorized means creates the risk of
battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Do not expose or immerse the battery in fresh water or salt water. Doing so can
damage the battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service
life.
• The battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera only. Use with any
other device creates the risk of the battery damage, or deterioration of battery
performance and service life.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions creates the risk of battery
overheating, fire, and explosion.
– Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
– Do not expose the battery to heat or fire.
– Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when it is connected to the charger
unit.
– Never carry or store the battery together with items that can conduct electricity
(necklaces, pencil lead, etc.).
– Never disassemble the battery, pierce it with a needle, or expose it to strong
impact (hit it with a hammer, step on it, etc.), and never apply solder to it. Never
place the battery into a microwave oven, heater, high-pressure generating
device, etc.
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• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat generation, discoloration,
deformation, or any other abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera or charger unit and keep it away
from open flame.
• Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an automobile parked in the
sun, or in any other area subject to high temperatures. Doing so can damage the
battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• If battery charging does not end normally within the specified charging time, stop
charging anyway and contact your local CASIO authorized service center.
Continued charging creates the risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery fluid get into your eyes
accidentally, immediately rinse them with clean tap water and then consult a
physician.
• Be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the camera and special
charger unit before using or charging the battery.
• If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a responsible adult
makes them aware of the precautions and proper handling instructions, and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or your skin, immediately
rinse it off with clean tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can cause skin
irritation.
. Battery Life
• Battery continuous operation times provided in this manual represent the
approximate amount of time before the camera turns off due to low battery power
when being powered by the special battery under normal temperature (23°C
(73°F)). They do not guarantee that you will be able to achieve the indicated level
of operation. Actual battery life is greatly affected by ambient temperature, battery
storage conditions, the amount of time spent in storage, etc.
• Leaving the camera on can run down the battery and cause the low battery
warning to appear. Turn off the camera whenever you are not using it.
• The low battery warning indicates that the camera is about to turn off due to low
battery power. Charge the battery as soon as possible. Leaving a low or dead
battery in the camera can lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
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. Data Error Precautions
Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the
following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
– Removing the battery or memory card while the camera is performing some
operation
– Removing the battery or memory card while the back lamp is flashing green after
turning off the camera
– Disconnecting the USB cable while communication is in progress
– Using a battery that is low
– Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to appear on the monitor
screen (page 163). Perform the action indicated by the message that appears.
. Operating Environment
• Operating Temperature Requirements: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Operating Humidity: 10 to 85% (non condensation)
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture, dust, or sand
– Near an air conditioner or in other areas subjected to extreme temperature or
humidity
– Inside of a motor vehicle on a hot day, or in an area subjected to strong vibration
. Condensation
Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from
the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called
“condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera, which creates
the risk of malfunction. To prevent condensation from forming seal the camera in a
plastic bag before changing locations. Then leave the bag sealed to allow the air
inside to naturally change to the same temperature as the air in the new location.
After that, remove the camera from the bag and open the battery cover for a few
hours.
. Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the lens. Doing so can
scratch the lens surface and cause malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such as a
slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the characteristics of
lenses, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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. Caring for your camera
• Never touch the lens or flash window with your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and
other foreign matter on the lens or flash window can interfere with proper operation
of the camera. Use a blower or other means to keep the lens and flash window free
of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
. Old Rechargeable Battery Handling Precautions
• Insulate the positive and negative terminals with tape, etc.
• Do not peel the covering off of the battery.
• Do not try to take the battery apart.
. Charger Unit Handling Precautions
-
0 Never plug the power cord into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from
that marked on the power cord. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction,
and electric shock.
0 Take care to protect the power cord against damage and breaking. Never place
heavy objects onto the power cord, or expose it to intense heat. Doing so can
damage the power cord, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
0 Never try to modify the power cord, or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Never plug in or unplug the power cord while your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the risk of electric shock.
0 Do not plug the power cord into an outlet or extension cord that is shared by
other devices. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Should the power cord ever become damaged (to the point that internal wires
are exposed or cut), immediately contact your original retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center to request repair. Continued use of a damaged power
cord creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and does
not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when you are not using the charger
unit.
• Never use detergent to clean the power cord (especially the plug).
• Never cover the charger unit with a blanket, etc. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
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. Other Precautions
The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
. Copyrights
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of use of snapshots or
movies of images whose rights belong to others, without the permission of the right
holder, is forbidden by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted entirely, even if it is for your
own personal enjoyment. Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site, or any other Internet
site, or otherwise distributing them to third parties without the permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties. For
example, uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs, live
concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or recorded by you may infringe
upon the rights of others. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for use of this product in any way that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The following terms, which are used in this manual, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Note that trademark ™ and registered trademark ® are not use within the text of this
manual.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, and DirectX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, and iPhoto are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Adobe and Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States
and other countries of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• YouTube, the YouTube logo, and “Broadcast Yourself” are trademarks or
registered trademarks of YouTube, LLC.
• EXILIM, Photo Transport, Dynamic Photo, and YouTube Uploader for CASIO are
registered trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective companies.
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Any and all unauthorized commercial copying, distribution, and copying of the
bundled software over a network are prohibited.
This product contains PrKERNELv4 Real-time OS of eSOL
Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007 eSOL Co., Ltd.
PrKERNELv4 is a registered trademark of eSOL Co., Ltd. in
Japan.
This product contains the software of FotoNation, Inc.
FotoNation is a registered trademark of FotoNation, Inc.
FaceTracker is a trademark of FotoNation, Inc.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouTube,
LLC. The presence of YouTube upload functionality in this product is not an
endorsement or recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
Power Supply
Charging
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red...
• Charging cannot be performed because ambient temperature or the temperature of
the charger is too hot or too cold. Leave the camera in a location whose
temperature is within the range where charging can be performed. When the
camera returns to a temperature where charging can be performed, the [CHARGE]
lamp will light red.
• Check if the charger and battery contacts are dirty. If contacts are dirty, wipe them
clean with a dry cloth.
If problems continue to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that
the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center.
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To replace the battery
1.
Open the battery cover and remove
the current battery.
With the monitor screen side of the
camera facing upwards, slide the stopper
in the direction indicated by the arrow in
the illustration. After the battery pops out,
pull it the rest of the way out of the
camera.
2.
Stopper
Load a new battery.
Battery Precautions
. Precautions during Use
• Operation provided by a battery under cold conditions is always less than operation
under normal temperatures. This is due to the characteristics of the battery, not the
camera.
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F). Outside this temperature range charging can take longer than
normal or even fail.
• Do not tear or remove the battery outer label.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full charge, it probably
means the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a
new one.
. Storage Precautions
• Storing the battery for a long time while it is charged can cause deterioration of
battery characteristics. If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
• Always remove the battery from the camera when you are not using it. A battery left
in the camera can discharge and go dead, which will require some time to charge
when you need to use the camera.
• Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
• To prevent over discharging of an unused battery, fully charge it, and then load it in
the camera and fully use up the charge about once every six months.
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Using the Camera in another Country
. Precautions during Use
• The bundled charger is designed for operation with any power supply in the range
of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz. Note, however, that the shape of the power cord
plug depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking the camera and
charger along on a trip, check with travel agent about the power supply
requirements in your destination(s).
• Do not connect the charger to a power supply through a voltage converter or
similar device. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
. Extra Batteries
• Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-80) is recommended while on a trip
in order to avoid not being able to shoot images due to the battery going dead.
Using a Memory Card
See page 20 for information about supported memory cards and how to load a
memory card.
To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release it. This will
cause it to pop out of the memory card slot slightly. Pull
the card out the rest of the way and then insert another
one.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the back
lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause the image
save operation to fail and even damage the memory
card.
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. Using a Memory Card
• SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards have a
Write enabled
write protect switch. Use the switch when you need to
guard against accidentally deleting data. Note,
however, if you write protect an SD memory card you
Write disabled
must then turn write protection off whenever you want
to record to it, format it, or delete any of its images.
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally during
image playback, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it (page 143).
However, it is recommended that you always take along multiple memory cards
whenever using the camera far away from the home or office.
• As you record data to and delete data from a memory card a number of times, it
loses its ability to retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of a memory
card is recommended.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to
become corrupted or even lost. Make sure that you always back up important data
on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, hard disk, etc.).
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of memory cards can slow down processing speeds. In particular, you
may experience problems saving high-quality (HD and STD) movies. When using the
camera’s built-in memory or certain types of memory cards, it can take too much time
to record data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio. This condition is
indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor screen. Use of a memory card with a
maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second is recommended.
. Discarding or Transferring Ownership of a Memory Card or the
Camera
The format and delete functions of the camera do not actually delete files from the
memory card. The original data remains on the card. Note that responsibility for the
data on a memory card lies with you. The following procedures are recommended
whenever you discard a memory card or the camera, or if you transfer ownership to
another party.
• When discarding a memory card, either physically destroy the memory card or use
commercially available data delete software to completely delete the data on the
memory card.
• When transferring ownership of a memory card to another party, use commercially
available data deletion software to completely delete the data on it.
• Use the format function (page 143) to completely delete the data in built-in memory
before discarding or transferring ownership of the camera.
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Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
(Bundled CD-ROM)
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to
check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that
the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of
the images being handled.
0 Windows
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
Operating System : Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) /
Windows 2000 (SP4)
• Sufficient memory to run the operating system
• Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the YouTube site
• Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the YouTube site
Photo Transport 1.0
Operating System
: Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
Memory
: At least 64MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 2MB
Adobe Reader 8
Operating System
: Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) /
Windows 2000 (SP4)
CPU
: Pentium III Class
Memory
: At least 128MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 180MB
Other
: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher installed
For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application,
see the “Read me” files on the CASIO Digital Camera Software CD-ROM that comes
bundled with the camera.
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Reset Initial Default Settings
The tables in this section show the initial default settings on menus that appear in the
REC mode and PLAY mode when you reset the camera (page 143).
• A dash (–) indicates an item whose setting is not reset or an item for which there is
no reset setting.
. REC Mode
“REC” Tab
Continuous AF Off
Anti Shake
A Camera AS
Grid
Off
AF Assist Light On
Focus Frame
ß
Auto Shutter
Off
Memory
b BEST SHOT:
Off / Effect: Off /
Auto Shutter: Off /
Flash: On / Focus:
Off / White Balance:
Off / ISO: Off /
AF Area: On / CS:
Off / Self-timer: Off /
MF Position: Off /
Zoom Position: Off
“Quality” Tab
T Quality
(Snapshots)
White Balance Auto
Normal
» Quality
(Movies)
STD
EV Shift
0.0
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ISO
Auto
Lighting
Extra
Color Filter
Off
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“Set Up” Tab
Power Saving
Off
Adjust
–
Eye-Fi
On
Date Style
–
Language
–
Sleep
1 min
Sounds
Startup: Sound 1 /
Half Shutter:
Sound 1 /
Shutter: Sound 1 /
Operation: Sound 1 /
= Operation:
...//// /
= Play: ...////
Auto Power
Off
2 min
REC/PLAY
Power On
Ü Disabled
Off
Off
USB
Mass Storage
File No.
Continue
Video Out
–
World Time
Home
Format
–
Off
Reset
–
Startup
Timestamp
. PLAY Mode
“PLAY” Tab
Movie
Converter
–
Art Effect
–
DPOF Printing
–
Protect
–
Date/Time
–
Rotation
–
Resize
–
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
–
Divide Group
–
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
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When things don’t go right...
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Power Supply
Power does not
turn on.
1)The battery may not be loaded correctly (page 17).
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 16). If the
battery goes dead soon after being charged, it means the
battery has reached the end of its life and needs to be
replaced. Purchase a separately available CASIO NP-80
rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The camera
suddenly powers
down.
1)Auto Power Off may have activated (page 140). Turn power
back on.
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 16).
3)The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Power will not turn
off. Nothing
happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reload it.
Image Recording
Image is not
recorded when the
shutter button is
pressed.
1)If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
2)If the flash is charging, wait until the charge operation
finishes.
3)If the message “Memory Full” appears, transfer images to
your computer, delete images you no longer need, or use a
different memory card.
Auto Focus does
not focus properly.
1)If the lens is dirty, clean it off.
2)The subject may not be in the center of the focus frame when
you compose the image.
3)The subject you are shooting may not be a type that is
compatible with Auto Focus (page 31). Use manual focus
(page 38).
4)You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting
with Anti Shake or use a tripod.
5)You may be pressing the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. Half-press the shutter button and
allow enough time for Auto Focus to focus.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The subject is out
of focus in the
recorded image.
The image may not be focused properly. When composing the
image, make sure the subject is located inside the focus frame.
The flash does not
fire.
1)If ? (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to
another mode (page 36).
2)If the battery is dead, charge it (page 16).
3)If a BEST SHOT scene that uses ? (Flash Off) is selected,
change to a different flash mode (page 36) or select a
different BEST SHOT scene (page 57).
The ? (Flash Off)
icon flashes red on
the monitor screen
and the flash does
not fire.
The flash unit may be malfunctioning. Contact a CASIO
authorized service center or your original retailer. Note that
though the flash will not fire, you still can use the camera for
non-flash shots.
Camera powers
down during Selftimer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 16).
The monitor screen 1)You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the
image is out of
image. Focus the image (page 38).
focus.
2)You may be using ´ (Macro) for scenery or portraits. Use
Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots (page 38).
3)You may be trying to use Auto Focus or ) (Infinity) when
shooting a close-up shot. Use the ´ (Macro) for close ups
(page 38).
There is a vertical
line in the monitor
screen image.
Shooting a very brightly lit subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This is a CCD
phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does not indicate
malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical smear is not
recorded with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is
recorded in the case of a movie.
There is digital
noise in images.
1)Sensitivity may have been increased automatically for a dark
subject, which increases the chance of digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
2)You may be attempting to shoot in a dark location with ?
(Flash Off) selected, which can increase digital noise and
make images appear coarse. In this case, turn on flash (page
36) or use lights for illumination.
3)Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity setting or with the
Lighting feature can cause an increase in digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
A recorded image
was not saved.
1)Camera power may have been turned off before the save
operation was complete, which will result in the image not
being saved. If the battery indicator shows
, charge the
battery as soon as possible (page 18).
2)You may have removed the memory card from the camera
before the save operation was complete, which will result in
the image not being saved. Do not remove the memory card
before the save operation is complete.
Though available
lighting is bright,
the faces of people
in the image are
dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects. Change the flash
mode setting to < (Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page
36), or adjust EV shift to the + side (page 76).
Night shots come
out bad.
Use the following BEST SHOT scenes (page 57) when shooting
at night.
• Night Scene (for shooting night scenery only)
• Night Scene Portrait (for shooting people against night
scenery)
Subjects are too
dark when shooting
images in a
seashore or ski
area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause
underexposure of images. Change the flash mode setting to <
(Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 36), or adjust EV
shift to the + side (page 76).
The focus frame
Normally, turning off the camera while “Detect Smile” is
does not appear on selected for Auto Shutter will cause the camera’s face detection
the monitor screen. setting to change. You will need to change the face detection
setting again after turn on the camera. You can tell the camera
to remember the Auto Shutter setting by selecting “On” for the
“Auto Shutter” power on default setting (page 74).
Digital zoom
(including HD
zoom) does not
work. The zoom
bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom
factor of 10.0.
1)Date stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital
zoom to be disabled. Turn off date stamping (page 137).
2)Digital zoom is disabled when some BEST SHOT scenes
(Business cards and documents, White board, etc.) are
selected. Select another scene (page 57).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
When shooting
with Auto Shutter,
the shutter does
not trigger.
Auto Shutter may not trigger when shooting under very bright or
very dark conditions, or when shooting a fast moving subject,
etc. If this happens, try changing the Auto Shutter Trigger
Sensitivity setting (page 72), or press the shutter button all the
way down to release the shutter and shoot the image.
The image is out of
focus during movie
recording.
1)Focusing may not be possible because the subject is outside
the focus range. Shoot within the allowable range.
2)The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 148).
Playback
The color of the
playback image is
different from what
appears on the
monitor screen
when shooting.
Sunlight or light from another source may be shining directly
into the lens when you are shooting. Position the camera so
sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
Images are not
displayed.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a
memory card using another digital camera.
Images cannot be
edited (with
resizing, trimming,
date/time editing,
rotation).
Note that you cannot edit the following types of snapshots.
• Movies
• Snapshots recorded with another camera
File Deletion
A file cannot be
deleted.
1)The file may be protected. Unprotect the file (page 95).
2)“Ü Disabled” setting may be “On”. Change the setting to
“Off” (page 141).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Other
The wrong date
and time are
displayed, or the
wrong date and
time are being
stored along with
image data.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time
(page 137).
The messages on
the display are in
the wrong
language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display
language setting (page 138).
Images cannot be
transferred over a
USB connection.
1)The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all
connections.
2)The wrong USB communication protocol is selected. Select
the correct USB communication protocol in accordance with
the type of device you are connecting (pages 115, 124).
3)If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
4)Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if
you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
Language selection 1)You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the
screen appears
camera or the camera may have been left with a dead
when the camera is
battery. Check the camera setup (pages 19, 138).
turned on.
2)There may be a problem with the camera’s memory data. If
this is the case, perform the reset operation to initialize the
camera’s setup (page 143). After that, configure each setting.
If the language selection screen does not re-appear when you
turn the camera on, it means that the camera’s memory
management data has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The time and date
settings configured
the first time after
purchasing the
camera are reset to
their factory
defaults when
remove the
camera’s battery.
Load the camera’s battery and reconfigure the time and date
settings (page 19). Do not remove the battery from the camera
for at least 24 hours after configuring time and date settings.
After that, the settings will not be reset if you remove the
battery.
• If the time and date are reset to their factory default settings
when you remove the battery after it has been loaded for
more than 24 hours, it could mean that the camera’s setting
memory is defective. Contact your retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center.
Buttons are not
responsive right
after the power has
been turned on.
With large capacity memory cards there is a delay after the
power has been turned on before the buttons become
responsive.
Display Messages
ALERT
The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the
camera and wait until it cools down before trying to use it
again.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction of the image cannot be performed for
some reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 62).
Cannot find the
file.
The image you specified with the slideshow “Images” setting
cannot be found. Change the “Images” setting (page 91) and
try again.
Cannot register
any more files.
You are attempting to save a user BEST SHOT scene in the
“SCENE” folder when the folder already contains 999 user
scenes (page 60).
There is something wrong with the memory card. Turn off the
camera, remove the memory card and then reload it into the
camera. If this message re-appears when you turn the
camera back on, format the memory card (page 143).
Card ERROR
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card deletes all its files. Before
formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a computer
or some other storage device.
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Check
connections!
You are attempting to connect the camera to a printer while
the camera’s USB settings are not compatible with the USB
system of the printer (page 108).
Files could not be
saved because
battery is low.
Battery power is low, so an image file could not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
You are trying to record a file while there are already 9999
files stored in the 999th folder. If you want to record more,
delete files you no longer need (page 29).
Images are being
transferred.
Stop transfer and
turn off power?
You are attempting to turn off power while image data is
being transferred using the Eye-Fi card (page 128).
LENS ERROR
This message appears and the camera turns off whenever
lens performs some unexpected operation. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact a
CASIO authorized service center or your original retailer.
LENS ERROR 2
The Camera Shake unit may be malfunctioning. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/or files saved
by editing operations. Delete files you no longer need (page
29).
No subjects in
memory. Use the
BS “Dynamic
Photo” to shoot a
subject.
There is no extracted subject in camera memory that can be
inserted into a background image.
Printing Error
An error occurred while printing.
• The printer is turned off.
• The printer generated an error, etc.
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed for some reason
during image data storage. Shoot the image again.
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RETRY POWER ON
The lens came into contact with an obstruction while moving.
The camera will turn off automatically when this message
appears. Remove the obstruction and turn power back on
again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or a
CASIO authorized service center.
The LOCK switch of the SD or SDHC
memory card loaded in the camera is in the
The card is locked. locked position. You cannot store images to
or delete images from a memory card that is
locked.
LOCK
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the memory card.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for printing. Configure
the required DPOF settings (page 110).
There is no image
to register.
The setup you are trying to save is for an image that cannot
be saved as a user BEST SHOT scene.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not formatted.
Format the memory card (page 143).
This file cannot be
played.
The file you are trying to access is corrupted or is a type that
cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function
cannot be used.
This message will appear part way through an operation
when you attempt to use a function that is not allowed in
combination with another function.
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Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/
Voice Recording Time
Snapshot
Image Size
(Pixels)
Image
Quality
12M
(4000x3000)
Fine
3:2
(4000x2656)
16:9
(4000x2240)
8M
(3264x2448)
5M
(2560x1920)
3M
(2048x1536)
VGA
(640x480)
Approximate
Image File Size
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 24.5MB*1)
Snapshot Recording
Capacity
7.87 MB
3
SD Memory Card
(1GB*2) Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
122
Normal
4.13 MB
6
234
Economy
2.76 MB
9
350
Fine
6.87 MB
3
140
Normal
3.62 MB
6
267
Economy
2.43 MB
10
398
Fine
5.66 MB
4
165
Normal
3.0 MB
8
322
Economy
2.02 MB
12
478
210
Fine
4.59 MB
5
Normal
2.46 MB
10
393
Economy
1.77 MB
13
546
323
Fine
2.99 MB
8
Normal
1.72 MB
14
561
Economy
1.22 MB
19
791
Fine
2.0 MB
12
483
Normal
1.25 MB
19
772
Economy
820 KB
28
1177
Fine
430 KB
53
2244
Normal
290 KB
78
3327
Economy
240 KB
95
4021
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Movies
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Built-in Memory
(Approx.
24.5MB*1) Movie
Recording
Capacity
SD Memory
Card (1GB*2)
Movie
Recording
Capacity
File Size of
1-minute
Movie
19.2 Megabits/
second
(20 frames/second)
9 seconds
6 minutes
51 seconds
144 MB
STD
640x480
12.2 Megabits/
Maximum
Movie
second
Size: 4 GB (30 frames/second)
14 seconds
10 minutes
47 seconds
91.5 MB
LP
320x240
2.7 Megabits/
second
(15 frames/second)
1 minute
4 seconds
49 minutes
29 seconds
20.2 MB
YouTube
640x480
Maximum
12.2 Megabits/
Movie
second
Length:
(30 frames/second)
10 minutes
14 seconds
10 minutes
47 seconds
91.5 MB
Image
Quality
(Pixels)
Maximum
File Size
HD
1280x720
Voice Recording
File Format
Maximum
File Size
File Size
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 24.5MB*1)
Voice Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB*2) Voice
Recording
Capacity
WAV
IMA-ADPCM
4 GB
5.5 KB/second
1 hour
16 minutes
49 hours
33 minutes
*1 Built-in memory capacity after formatting
*2 The above values are based on use of a PRO HIGH SPEED SD memory card
(Panasonic Corporation). The number of images you can save depends on the type of
memory card you are using.
• Snapshot, movie recording capacity, and voice recording capacity values are
approximate and intended for reference only. Actual capacity depends on image
contents.
• File size and data rate values are approximate and intended for reference only. Actual
values depend on the type of image being shot.
• When using a memory card with a different capacity, calculate the number of images as a
percentage of 1GB.
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Specifications
File Format
Snapshots:
JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF 1.0 standard; DPOF compliant
Movies:
Motion JPEG AVI, IMA-ADPCM audio (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV (monaural)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory (Image Storage Area: 24.5MB*)
SD/SDHC
* Built-in memory capacity after formatting
Recorded Image Sizes
Snapshot:
12M (4000x3000), 3:2 (4000x2656), 16:9 (4000x2240),
8M (3264x2448), 5M (2560x1920), 3M (2048x1536),
VGA (640x480)
Movies:
HD (1280x720), STD (640x480), LP (320x240),
YouTube (640x480)
Image Deletion
1 file; selected files; all files (with memory protection feature)
Effective Pixels
12.10 Megapixels
Imaging Element
Size: 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 12.39 Megapixels
Lens/Focal Distance
F3.2 (W) to 5.7 (T) f= 4.3 to 43.0 mm
(equivalent to 24 to 240 mm in 35 mm format)
Eleven lenses in ten groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom
10X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (40X in combination with
optical zoom)
62.4X maximum HD Zoom (in combination with optical zoom,
VGA size)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Focus Modes:
Auto Focus, Macro Focus, Super Macro Focus, Infinity,
Manual Focus
• AF Area:
Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus
(Snapshot)
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus: 15 cm to 9 (5.9" to 9) (Wide Angle)
Macro Focus: 7 cm to 50 cm (2.8" to 19.7") (First step zoom
from the Widest Angle setting)
Super Macro Focus: 7 cm to 50 cm (2.8" to 19.7")
Infinity: 9
Manual: 15 cm to 9 (5.9" to 9) (Wide Angle)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Metering
Multi-pattern (center weighted for some BS scenes) by imaging
element
Exposure Control
Program AE
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Exposure
Compensation
–2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CCD shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed
Snapshot (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Night Scene): 4 to 1/2000 second
* May differ due to the camera setup.
Aperture Value
F3.2 (W) to F7.5 (W) (When used with ND filter)
* Using optical zoom changes the aperture value.
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent,
Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (Standard
Output Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
Snapshots:
Auto, ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800,
ISO 1600, ISO 3200 equivalent
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
Approximate Trigger Times:
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Soft, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (ISO
Sensitivity: Auto)
Normal:
0.2 m to 4.2 m (0.7' to 13.8') (Wide Angle)
0.5 m to 2.4 m (1.6' to 7.9') (Telephoto)
Flash CS:
0.4 m to 1.8 m (1.3' to 5.9') (Wide Angle)
0.5 m to 1.0 m (1.6' to 3.3') (Telephoto)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charging Time
Approximately 6 seconds maximum
Recording
Snapshots; Macro; Self-timer; Continuous Shutter (CS:
Normal Speed CS/4fps/10fps/Flash); BEST SHOT; Make-up;
Landscape; Auto Shutter; Face Detection; Dynamic Photo;
Movies (normal movie, Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube)
(with monaural audio); Audio (Voice Recording)
Approximate Maximum After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Audio Recording Times Voice Recording:
1 hour 16 minutes (when using built-in memory)
Monitor Screen
2.7-inch TFT color LCD
230,400 (960x240) dots
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping Function
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time
162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
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External connection
terminal
USB port (Hi-Speed USB compatible) / AV output terminal
(NTSC/PAL)
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x1
Approximate Battery Life
All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount of time under
normal temperature (23°C (73°F)) before the camera turns off. These values are not
guaranteed. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Number of Shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)*1
Continuous Playback
(Snapshots)*2
240 shots
4 hours 10 minutes
Approximate continuous movie recording time
1 hour 50 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
4 hours 10 minutes
• Battery: NP-80 (Rated Capacity: 700 mAh)
• Recording Medium: 1GB SD memory card (PRO HIGH SPEED (Panasonic
Corporation))
• Measurement Conditions
*1 Approximate number of shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)
In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards
Normal temperature (23°C (73°F)), monitor on, zoom operation between full wide and
full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are shot with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are shot.
*2 Approximate playback time
Standard temperature (23°C (73°F)), one-image scroll approximately every 10 seconds
*3 Approximate continuous recording time
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a full charge. Repeated
charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, and Auto Focus usage, and the time the camera is on
greatly affects recording time and number of shots values.
Power Consumption
3.7 V DC, Approximately 2.6 W
Dimensions
103.5 (W) x 59.4 (H) x 29.1 (D) mm
(4.1" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 1.15" (D))
(24.4 mm (0.96") thick excluding projections)
Weight
174g (6.1 oz) (including battery and memory card)
157g (5.5 oz) (excluding battery and memory card)
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. Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
700 mAh
Operating Temperature
Requirements
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
31.4 (W) x 39.5 (H) x 5.9 (D) mm
(1.24" (W) x 1.56" (H) x 0.23" (D))
Weight
Approximately 19 g (0.67 oz)
. Charger unit (BC-81L)
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC, 45 mA, 50/60 Hz
Output Power
4.2 V DC, 300 mA
Operating Temperature
Requirements
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Supported Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80)
Charging Time
210 minutes
Dimensions
52 (W) x 20 (H) x 79 (D) mm
(2.0" (W) x 0.79" (H) x 3.1" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 50 g (1.8 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with
relevant national and/or international standards.
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CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
MF
MA1007-B
E
Getting the Most Out of Dynamic Photo
For a wealth of information about Dynamic Photo including
explanations about how to use Dynamic Photo images, the Dynamic
Studio image conversion service, sample images, and more, visit the
special Dynamic Photo website at:
http://dp.exilim.com/
This manual provides an introduction to Dynamic Photo, which creates a whole new
way to enjoy digital imaging.
• All screen shots shown in this manual are in English. However, the camera allows
you to select another display language, if you want.
Contents
Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital photography!........................... 2
Dynamic Photo Technology ................................................................................................. 2
Using the Dynamic Photo Extracted Sample Subjects............................................. 3
Step 1: Shoot the image into which you want to insert an extracted sample subject. ............. 3
Step 2: Perform the following procedure to create a Dynamic Photo image. .......................... 3
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image ............................................................................... 5
Step 1: Shoot the subject. ..................................................................................................... 5
Step 2: Create the Dynamic Photo image.............................................................................. 7
.
.
.
.
Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping ......................................................................................9
Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed..........................................................................10
Changing the “Number of Shots” Setting...............................................................................11
Extracting Text from an Image...............................................................................................12
Step 3: Have fun with Dynamic Photo. ................................................................................ 12
Step 4: Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie (Movie Converter). .................. 13
Step 5: Use Dynamic Studio to expand use of Dynamic Photo images to other applications.14
Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital
photography!
Dynamic Photo makes it easy to crop a moving subject out of a series of images and
insert it into other images! A simple operation on the camera extracts a moving
subject automatically by cropping up to 20 Continuous Shutter images. Become the
star of your digital images! Create the images of your dreams! All on the camera,
without using a computer! With Dynamic Photo you can shoot, create, and view
images, just about anywhere!
Dynamic Photo Technology
Dynamic Photo lets you extract a moving subject from a series of Continuous Shutter
(CS) images and insert it into another image (snapshot or movie). This makes it
possible to combine images in ways that create exciting, totally unbelievable scenes.
Moving CS Images
Extract the subject.
Insert it into another image.
You can create a Dynamic Photo image by inserting a moving subject into a
background image. Before performing the following steps, you should record the
background image into which you want to insert the moving subject.
Background Image
Moving Subject
Dynamic Photo Image
2
Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital
photography!
Using the Dynamic Photo Extracted Sample Subjects
Your digital camera comes with a number of extracted sample subjects in its built-in
memory. You can use these sample subjects to practice creating Dynamic Photo
images by inserting them into your original snapshots or movies.
Step 1: Shoot the image into which you want to insert an
extracted sample subject.
1. Remove the memory card from the camera
(if one is loaded).
You will not be able to access the extracted sample
subjects in built-in camera memory while a memory
card is loaded in the camera.
2. In the REC mode, compose the image and press
the shutter button to shoot a standard
snapshot.
You will insert the extracted sample subject into the
snapshot you shoot here.
Step 2: Perform the following procedure to create a Dynamic
Photo image.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and
then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second PLAY
Panel item from the bottom (Dynamic Photo)
and then press [SET].
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot you shot in Step 1 above, and
then press [SET].
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the extracted sample subject in built-in
camera memory that you want to insert into the image and then press
[SET].
5. Use the zoom controller to adjust the size of the
subject and use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to adjust
its position. When everything is the way you
want, press [SET].
This inserts the extracted sample subject into another
image and creates a Dynamic Photo image.
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Using the Dynamic Photo Extracted Sample Subjects
6. After creation of the Dynamic Photo image is complete, the finished
image with the inserted moving subject will appear on the monitor
screen.
After you master the above procedure using extracted sample subjects, you will
be ready to create your own extracted subjects and insert them into snapshots or
movies for totally original Dynamic Photo images.
Important!
• You will not be able to access the extracted sample
subjects in built-in camera memory while a memory card
is loaded in the camera. If you want to use the extracted
sample subjects while a memory card is loaded in the
camera, use the “Built-in * Card” copy operation to
copy the extracted sample subjects from built-in camera
memory to the memory card.
• Performing a delete or format operation will delete the extracted sample subjects in
built-in camera memory. After deleting the extracted sample subjects, you can
download them from the Dynamic Photo website (http://dp.exilim.com/) and
restore them to built-in camera memory.
• Note that the extracted sample subjects include some subjects that cannot be
created using the Dynamic Photo feature of this camera.
4
Using the Dynamic Photo Extracted Sample Subjects
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Step 1: Shoot the subject.
Dynamic Photo images are created by extracting the subject out of one image, and
inserting it into another image (snapshot or movie). The term “subject” as used here
refers to what you extract or crop out of the first image. Perform the following steps to
shoot and extract the subject.
To extract the subject, you shoot once with the subject against a background.
Then you shoot the same background again, this time without the subject.
(Shoot twice.)
1 With the subject
2 The same angle against the same
background, without the subject.
Do not allow the camera to move.
The camera will extract
the subject automatically.
1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera and
then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control
Panel option (BS) and then press [SET].
3. Select “Dynamic Photo”.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu screen,
select “Dynamic Photo”, which is the
second scene.
Use [4] and [6] to move the red frame
to
and then press the [SET] button.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
4. First, shoot the subject.
Best results can be obtained with the camera secured
on a tripod. With the camera pointed at the moving
subject, press the shutter button to record. If you
selected “Moving Subject”, the camera will record a
series of Continuous Shutter (CS) images over a few
seconds.
First, let’s just have the
subject wave or perform
• To help ensure good cropping results...
some other simple
* See “Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping”.
movement as we shoot.
• You can select the subject type and the “Number of
Shots” setting here by pressing the [SET] button.
* See “Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed”
* See “Changing the “Number of Shots” Setting”
* See “Extracting Text from an Image” for more information.
• Flash is turned off (?) automatically when shooting with Dynamic Photo.
5. Next, shoot the same background again, but this
time without the subject.
After shooting the first image with the subject, have the
subject exit the frame. Keep the camera still so you can
maintain the same background composition as the first
image (with the subject). When everything is ready,
press the shutter button.
Only one shot (not CS images) of the background is
recorded at this time.
As shown in the image to the right, there is no need to
carefully compose the two images when shooting
against a flat wall that has no visible marks at all.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Complete!
The camera compares the images
you shot in steps 4 and 5 and
extracts the subject. The extracted
subject image will appear on the
monitor screen. If you selected
“Moving Subject”, the 20 subject images that were recorded will scroll on the screen,
creating the illusion of movement.
• The background you shoot is not saved. Only the 20 cropped subject images are
saved.
• You can interrupt an ongoing image extraction process at any time by pressing [ ]
(Delete).
Step 2: Create the Dynamic Photo image.
Use the following procedure to insert the subject you extracted in Step 1 above into a
snapshot or movie (new background image) and create the final Dynamic Photo
image.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and
then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second PLAY
Panel item from the bottom (Dynamic Photo)
and then press [SET].
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the background image
you want and then press [SET].
Select the image you want to use as the background.
You should record the background image you want to
use before starting this procedure.
* Only images that are able to be used as background images
will appear at this time.
• Only an image that satisfies the following conditions can be used as a
background image.
– A snapshot or movie recorded with this camera or a snapshot transferred to
this camera’s memory using Photo Transport
– A snapshot with an aspect ratio of 4:3
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the subject you want
to insert and then press [SET].
* Only subjects that can be inserted into other images will
appear at this time.
5. If you are inserting a subject into a movie an
image will appear on the monitor screen
showing the approximate location of the subject
in the movie. Use [4] and [6] to shift the
location to the position you want. After you are
finished, press [SET].
• If you insert a subject into a movie, the resulting
Insert location
movie will be a maximum of 20 seconds long.
Everything before and after the insertion is cut off.
If the movie you are inserting into (original movie) is shorter than 20 seconds,
the resulting movie will be the same length as the original movie.
• If you are inserting a subject into a snapshot, skip directly to step 6.
6. Use the zoom controller to adjust the size of the
subject and use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to adjust
its position. When everything is the way you
want, press [SET].
This inserts the subject into another image and creates
a Dynamic Photo.
7. After creation of the Dynamic Photo image is
complete, the finished image with the moving
subject will appear on the monitor screen.
Complete!
• Inserting an animated subject into a snapshot will save a Dynamic Photo that
consists of 20 still images of 2M size or smaller.
• Inserting a stationary subject into a snapshot will save a single still image of 6M
size or smaller.
• Inserting a subject into a movie will save the Dynamic Photo as a movie file.
8
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping
• When shooting the subject image, shoot against a
white wall or some other surface whose color is
different from that of the subject. The camera will
not be able to crop the subject image properly if
its color is the same as or similar to the
background color.
• Select a blank wall for the subject background,
not one with a complex pattern or shapes.
Find a blank wall whose
color is different from that
of the subject.
Recommended!!
Shooting
Technique 2
Shooting
Technique 1
Look for a flat wall that has no
markings.
Find some reference points and
use a tripod.
Best cropping results are obtained when
the background is a wall that is
completely free of visible markings like
the one shown above. In this case, it is
not necessary to take pains to position
the camera correctly when shooting the
second (background only) image
required by Dynamic Photo. When
shooting against a blank wall, you can
move the camera around as much as you
like while shooting CS images of a
moving subject.
For this type of background, you can
select “1” for the “Number of Shots”
setting. For details see “Changing the
“Number of Shots” Setting” (page 11).
When there are reference points in the
image as shown above, you need to
compose the second (background only)
image precisely according to the
reference points. In this case, you will
need to keep the camera as still as
possible when shooting the first image
(subject and background) and the
second image (background only). Use a
tripod whenever possible, and make sure
that image is composed exactly the same
for both the first image and the second
image.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Move the subject away from the wall to avoid
shadows!
The camera may mistake shadows on the wall or floor
caused by strong sunlight, illumination, or other light sources
as part of the subject. Shadows tend to form when the
subject is too close to a wall. Have the subject move as far
away as possible from the wall.
Do not use a moving background!
Good cropping is not possible if anything besides the
subject is moving in the images. For example, avoid
breaking waves, trees blowing in the wind, etc.
Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed
You can select from among the four subject types listed below. You also can specify
a stationary subject (one frame only) in addition to a moving subject.
Perform the following procedure when you want to change the subject type.
1. Before shooting the subject in step 4 under “Step 1: Shoot the
subject.” (page 6), press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the
bottom (Select Subject Type) and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Subject Type” and then press [SET].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the subject type you want and then press
[SET].
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
CS speed
Number of
images
Moving Subject
1sec (20fps)
20 frames per
second
20 images
Moving Subject
2sec (10fps)
10 frames per
second
20 images
Moving Subject
4sec (5fps)
5 frames per
second
20 images
Still Subject
–
1 image
Subject type
Creates a moving subject from the
CS images.
• The subject is cropped out of
each of the CS images.
• “Moving Subject 1sec (20fps)”
provides smooth subject
movement, but recording time is
limited to one second.
• “Moving Subject 4sec (5fps)”
provides more recording time,
but subject movement is slightly
rough.
Records a single subject, which is
cropped and inserted into the
background image.
Changing the “Number of Shots” Setting
Normally you need to shoot the subject you want to extract against a background and
then shoot the background again without the subject. When the subject is against a
plain background, however, you can extract the subject after shooting only once.
Perform the following procedure when you want to change the “Number of Shots”
setting.
1. Before shooting the subject in step 4 under “Step 1: Shoot the
subject.” (page 6), press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the
bottom (Select Subject Type) and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “number of shots” and then press [SET].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the number of shots you want and then
press [SET].
To shoot under these
conditions:
Select
this
setting:
Notes:
The subject against a complex
background
2
You need to shoot twice to extract
the subject.
The subject against a plain (no
pattern) background
1
You need to shoot only once to
extract the subject.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Extracting Text from an Image
You can write text on a blank sheet of paper, shoot an image of it, and then use the
following procedure to extract the text for insertion into an image.
1. Before shooting the subject in step 4 under “Step 1: Shoot the
subject.” (page 6), press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the
bottom (Select Subject Type) and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Number of Shots” and then press [SET].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Text” and then press [SET].
5. Press the shutter button to shoot what is written on the paper.
Important!
• When shooting text, take care to make sure that only the paper it is written on
completely fills the screen. Do not allow the edges of the paper to be included in
the text image.
Step 3: Have fun with Dynamic Photo.
You can use the Dynamic Photo image you created in Step 2 in a variety of fun ways.
On the camera
Dynamic Photo images play back automatically
as soon as you display them on the EXILIM
monitor screen.
On a TV
Connect your EXILIM to a TV with the AV
cable and you can enjoy watching Dynamic
Photo images on your TV screen.
12
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Step 4: Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie
(Movie Converter).
A Dynamic Photo with a still image background and a moving subject is stored as a
series of 20 still images. You can use the following procedure to convert the
20 images that make up a Dynamic Photo to a movie.
1. Press [p] to enter the PLAY mode.
2. Use [4] and [6] to display the Dynamic Photo
you want to convert.
3. Press [SET], use [8] and [2] to select the
bottom PLAY Panel item (MENU), and then press
[SET].
4. Perform the following operation on the camera
PLAY tab * “Movie Converter”.
5. Press [SET] to convert the displayed Dynamic Photo.
• The final movie format is Motion JPEG.
• The final movie image size is 640x480 pixels.
6. Save the converted Dynamic Photo to your computer.
Complete!
• Following conversion, the movie will be played back three times.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Step 5: Use Dynamic Studio to expand use of Dynamic Photo
images to other applications.
http://dynamicstudio.jp/
Dynamic Studio is a free online service that can be used to convert the moving
subject extracted from Continuous Shutter images created during a Dynamic Photo
operation to a movie file quickly and easily. This makes it possible to view Dynamic
Photo images you created with a CASIO EXILIM digital camera to a format that can
be played back as a movie on a PC, digital photo frame, cell phone or other device.
Now you can enjoy your Dynamic Photo images on a virtually unlimited number of
different devices.
* Dynamic Studio service availability and content are subject to change without notice.
On a PC
Enjoy watching Dynamic
Photo images on your PC
screen.
In a digital photo
frame
Play Dynamic Photo images
in a digital photo frame.
On a cell phone
Share with your friends
View Dynamic Photo images on your cell phone
screen.
Send the Dynamic Studio
URL to your friends and share
your Dynamic Photo
creations with them.
e-Greeting Cards
For presentations
Send animated e-greeting cards to your special
friends and family members.
Animation GIF files can be
included in presentation data for
an impression that really lasts.
MA1004-A 1152
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image