User`s guide | Casio EX-Z1200 Digital Camera User Manual

E
Digital Camera
EX-Z1200
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.
• For the most up-to-date information about this
product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/.
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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.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
(NP-40)
Digital Camera
USB Cradle (CA-36)
To attach the strap to the camera.
* The shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to
country or geographic area.
Attach strap here.
Special AC Adaptor (AD-C52G)/AC Power Cord *
USB Cable
Strap
AV Cable
CD-ROMs (2)
2
Basic Reference
UNPACKING
CONTENTS
UNPACKING
2
QUICK START BASICS
9
GETTING READY
37
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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■
■
■
First, charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuring Display Language, Date,
and Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Shooting a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Viewing a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Deleting a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
INTRODUCTION
To load the battery
To charge the battery
Replacing the Battery
Battery Precautions
37
38
42
42
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . 43
Turning Power On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
■
■
■
■
Supported Memory Cards
Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
Replacing the Memory Card
Formatting a Memory Card
47
49
50
51
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . 54
22
■ Selecting a Screen Layout (Layout)
■ Turning Display Information On and Off (Info.)
■ Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness
(Brightness)
■ Adjusting Monitor Screen Image Quality (Type)
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
55
58
59
60
If you lose your way... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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CONTENTS
SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT
62
Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Specifying the Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Shooting a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
94
■
■
■
■
■
Specifying Image Size
Specifying Image Quality
Turning Off the AF Assist Lamp
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions
■ Performing a face recognition recording
operation (Normal Mode)
■ Using the Family First Mode to Give Priority to
Particular Faces
■ Face Recognition Precautions
68
69
70
71
72
SHOOTING A MOVIE
101
Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using the Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
■ Selecting the Continuous Shutter Mode
■ Recording with Normal-speed Continuous
Shutter, High-speed Continuous Shutter,
and Flash Continuous Shutter
■ Recording with Zoom Continuous Shutter
■ Continuous Shutter Precautions
95
99
■ Movie Recording Precautions
104
Using Short Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using Past Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
83
USING BEST SHOT
108
Taking Bright Images without Flash . . . . . . . . . . 114
Shooting Images of Business Cards
and Documents (Business Shot) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Shooting ID Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Restoring an Old Photograph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Recording Snapshots into
a Multi-image Layout (Layout Shots) . . . . . . . . . . 123
Auto Tracking a Moving Subject
(Auto Framing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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84
85
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Manually Configuring Shutter Speed
and Aperture Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
127
Other Useful Recording Functions . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Changing the Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
154
155
■
■
■
■
■
Using Auto Focus
Using Macro Focus
Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus)
Using Infinity Focus
Using Manual Focus
■ Using Key Customize to Assign Functions
[W] and [X]
■ Displaying an On-screen Grid
■ Displaying the Image You Just Recorded
(Image Review)
■ Using Icon Help
■ Using Mode Memory to Configure Power On
Default Settings
■ Resetting the Camera to Its
Initial Factory Defaults
128
129
135
135
135
Reducing the Effects of Hand and Subject
Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Shooting with the REC Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) . . . . . . . 141
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Reducing the Effects of Overexposure
and Underexposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Enhancing Human Skin Textures. . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Using the Camera’s Color Filter Effects . . . . . . . 149
Controlling Image Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Date Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Using the On-screen Histogram to
Check Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
VIEWING SNAPSHOTS
AND MOVIES
156
156
157
159
160
Viewing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
■ Listening to the Audio of an Audio Snapshot
161
Viewing a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
■ Playing Back a Movie with Anti Shake
164
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . 164
Viewing Camera Images on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Zooming the Displayed Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Using the 12-image Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Using the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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CONTENTS
EDITING IMAGES
177
USING AUDIO
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Using Color Restoration to Correct the Color
of an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . 182
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Combining Multiple Snapshots into
a Single Image (Layout Print) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Adjusting White Balance of
a Recorded Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Adjusting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Reducing the Effects of Underexposure . . . . . . . 188
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Creating a Snapshot of a Movie Frame
(MOTION PRINT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
194
Adding Audio to a Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording) . . . . . . 196
MANAGING YOUR FILES
198
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Using the FAVORITE Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
DELETING FILES
205
Deleting a Specific File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Deleting All Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Deleting FAVORITE Folder Snapshots . . . . . . . . 206
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CONTENTS
OTHER SETTINGS
207
USING THE CAMERA
WITH A COMPUTER
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . 207
Turning the Startup Screen On or Off . . . . . . . . . 209
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Changing the Camera Date and Time Setting . . . 211
Using World Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
■ Configuring World Time Settings
What you can do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . 230
■ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
■ Transfer of Images from the Camera
and Management of Images on the Computer
■ Playing Movies
■ Editing a Movie
■ Transferring Images to the Camera
■ Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ User Registration
■ Exiting the CD-ROM Menu
213
Changing the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Changing the USB Port Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
[
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Button
Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Formatting Built-in Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
PRINTING
234
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243
245
246
250
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250
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . 251
■ Viewing and Storing Images on a Macintosh
■ Transfer of Images from the Camera
and Management of Images on Your Macintosh
■ Playing Movies
■ Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ Registering as a User
219
Types of Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Using Professional Print Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Using Your Printer to Print Images . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed
and the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
■ Date Stamping
229
251
257
257
258
258
Reading Files Directly from a Memory Card . . . . 258
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
226
Supported Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
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CONTENTS
APPENDIX
263
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Menu Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Display Menu Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Indicator Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
■ Finding the Problem and Fixing It
■ If you have problems installing the USB driver...
■ Display Messages
275
279
280
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
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CONTENTS
QUICK START BASICS
First, charge the battery
(page 37)
■ Loading the Battery into the Camera
3. Close the battery cover.
1. Open the battery cover.
While pressing lightly on the
cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow to
open.
2. Load the battery into the camera.
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■ Using the USB Cradle to Charge
1. Plug the USB cradle into a household power
outlet.
AC adaptor
AC power cord
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
[CHARGE] lamp
Red: Charging
Green: Charged (Full)
• It takes about 180 minutes to
achieve a full charge.
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Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings
(pages 211, 215)
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the
language you want and then press [SET].
3. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
[ ]
[]
[]
where you will use the camera and then press
[SET].
[]
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the city where you
[SET]
will use the camera and then press [SET].
5. Use [S] and [T] to select the summer time
[BS]
(DST) setting you want and then press [SET].
The settings on this page are required the first time you turn on
the camera after purchasing it.
• If you make a mistake when configuring the language, date,
and time settings, you can change the settings (pages 211,
215).
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6. Use [S] and [T] to select the date format and then press [SET].
Example: December 19, 2007
To display the date like this:
Select this option:
07/12/19
YY/MM/DD
19/12/07
DD/MM/YY
12/19/07
MM/DD/YY
7. Set the date and the time.
Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want (year, month, day, hour, minute) and then use [S] and [T] to change the setting.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press [BS].
8. When settings are completed, press [SET].
9. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera.
• After finishing this procedure, advance to the procedure on the next page.
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QUICK START BASICS
Using a Memory Card
(page 47)
■ Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
2. Load a memory card into the camera.
When a memory card is loaded, the camera stores images you
shoot on the card.
MEMORY
CARD
NOTE
• Though the camera has built-in memory, using a memory
card provides additional capacity you can use to store more
images, high-quality and large-size images, and longer
movies.
• The camera will store images in its built-in memory if there
is no memory card loaded. If you prefer to use built-in
memory, skip this procedure and go to “Shooting a
Snapshot” on page 15.
• For information about memory card capacity, see page
282.
Front
Back
With the front of the memory card facing upwards (towards
the monitor screen side of the camera), slide it into the card
slot and press until it clicks securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
1. Open the battery cover.
While pressing lightly on the
cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow to
open.
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■ Formatting a Memory Card
5. Press [S] to select “Format” and then press
[SET].
Before you can use a memory card with your camera, you must
format it.
• To cancel formatting, select “Cancel” and then press
[SET].
• Wait until the “Busy... Please wait...” message disappears
from the monitor screen before doing anything else.
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 perform the following procedure on the camera
to format the memory card.
“Set Up” Tab
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [T] to select “Format” and then press [X].
[MENU]
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Shooting a Snapshot
(page 62)
1. Press [
Snapshot mode icon
] to turn on the camera.
This enters a REC mode and displays “
” (Snapshot
mode icon) on the monitor screen.
• If “
” does not appear on the monitor screen, you need
to select Snapshot as the recording mode “
(Snapshot)” (page 62).
Operation Lamp
2. Point the camera at the subject.
Shutter Button
3. While taking care to keep the camera still, halfpress the shutter button.
When the image is in focus, the camera will beep, the
operation lamp will light green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
Focus Frame
4. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the
Monitor Screen
shutter button all the way down.
[
The recorded image will remain on the display for about one
second, and then it will be stored in memory. After that, the
camera will be ready to shoot the next image.
] (REC)
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Snapshot Image Size and Image Quality
How do I half-press the shutter button?
Your camera lets you select from among various image size
and quality settings. Note that image size and quality
settings affect how many images can be stored in memory.
• You can change the image size and quality settings as
required to shoot a smaller or lower-resolution image for
attachment to an e-mail message, for publishing on a
website, etc. You can also select an image size that suits
the size of paper you plan to use for printing your images.
For details, see pages 68, 69, and 282.
The shutter button is designed to stop about half way down
when you press it lightly. Stopping at this point is called a
“half-press”. 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 good-looking images.
Half-press
Full-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep-beep!
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All the way
Click!
QUICK START BASICS
Viewing Snapshots
■ Fully pressing the shutter button without
waiting for Auto Focus
(page 160)
Fully pressing the shutter button without waiting for Auto
Focus to operate will record using Quick Shutter (page 134).
Quick Shutter lets you capture exactly the moment you want.
• With Quick Shutter, the camera uses high-speed Auto
Focus, which means you can capture quick moving action
more easily. Note, however, that some images may be out
of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press
the shutter button in order to ensure proper focus.
[
] (PLAY)
[W] [X]
1. Press [
] to enter the PLAY mode.
If there are multiple images in memory, use [W] and [X] to
scroll through them.
■ To return to a REC mode
Press [
17
].
QUICK START BASICS
Shooting a Movie
(page 101)
1. Press [
Remaining Recording Time
] to enter a REC mode.
2. Press [SET].
Movie Icon
[
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
] (REC)
operation panel (Recording mode).
4. Use [W] and [X] to select “
(Movie)” and
then press [SET].
Shutter Button
“
” (movie icon) remains on the monitor screen.
5. Press the shutter button to start shooting the
movie.
• Audio is also recorded during movie recording.
6. Press the shutter button again to stop
Recording Time
Movie Recording Screen
recording.
[SET]
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Movie Image Quality
Your camera lets you select from among six image quality
settings (UHQ, UHQ Wide, HQ, HQ Wide, Normal, LP) for
movies. To get the most out of the imaging capabilities of
your camera, use a quality setting of “HQ” (High Quality) or
“HQ Wide” or better.
Movie quality is a standard that determines the detail,
smoothness, and clarity of the image during playback.
Reducing image quality let’s you shoot longer, so you can
switch to “Normal”, or “LP” conserve remaining memory
capacity if you start to run low.
For details, see pages 101 and 283.
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Viewing a Movie
(page 162)
1. Press [
The film-like frame that appears on the monitor screen indicates
that this is an image from a movie.
“
] to enter the PLAY mode.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the movie you want
to play.
” Movie icon
When scrolling through images, a movie is displayed on the
monitor screen by showing its first frame.
[
] (PLAY)
3. Press [SET] to start playback.
The monitor screen will return to the image selection screen
in step 2 after the end of the movie is reached.
• During movie playback, you can adjust volume, skip
forward and back, and perform other operations (page
163).
[SET]
■ To return to a REC mode
Press [
].
[W] [X]
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Deleting a File
(page 205)
1. Press [
You can use the following procedure to delete files you have
transferred to your computer’s hard disk, images you have
printed, or files you simply no longer need. This frees up
memory for recording more images.
[
].
2. Press [T] (
).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot or
movie you want to delete.
] (PLAY)
4. Press [S] to select “Delete”.
[S]
• To cancel the delete operation, select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET].
This deletes the selected snapshot or movie.
• If you want to delete more, repeat the above procedure
from step 3.
• To quit the delete operation, press [MENU].
[SET]
[W] [X]
[T] (
)
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INTRODUCTION
■ Direct Mode Power On
Features
■ BEST SHOT for beautiful shots simply by
selecting a sample image built into the
camera
Simply select the scene that is
similar to what you want to
shoot (Night Scene Portrait,
Flower, etc.), for instant camera
setups. A dedicated [BS] button
gives you direct access to the
BEST SHOT library of sample
scenes.
Example: Select for beautiful
portraits.
To view images, press
[
] to power up in the
PLAY mode.
To record, press [
]
to power up in a REC
mode.
■ A powerful collection of useful recording
features
• Face recognition during image recording (page 93)
• Reduction of the effects of hand and subject movement using
high shutter speeds and an anti-shake feature (page 137)
• High-sensitivity recording avoids dark images, even when the
flash is not being used (page 114)
• Quick Shutter, which helps you capture exactly the moment
you want (page 134)
• High quality (H.264) movie recording (page 101)
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INTRODUCTION
■ Powerful Print Features
Read this first!
• DPOF feature for easy specification of date stamping and the
number of copies (page 224)
• Timestamp feature that stamps the date into the image data
(page 151)
• Support for PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT for easy athome printing on a printer that supports one of these
standards, without a computer (page 220)
■ LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses highprecision technology that provides a pixel yield in excess of
99.99%.
This means that some 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.
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INTRODUCTION
■ Copyrights
• The SDHC Logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media,
Windows Vista, and DirectX are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, QuickTime logo, and iPhoto
are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other
countries.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG
of Germany, and licensed to the MultiMediaCard Association
(MMCA).
• MMCplus is a trademark of the MultiMediaCard Association.
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Ulead, Ulead VideoStudio, and Movie Wizard are trademarks
of Ulead Systems, Inc.
• HOTALBUM and the HOT ALBUM logo are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging,
Inc., and licensed to HOTALBUMcom, Inc.
• EXILIM, Photo Loader, and Photo Transport are registered
trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of
image, movie, audio, or music files without permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and
international treaties. Also, regardless of whether such files are
purchased or obtained for free, posting them on the Internet or
distributing them to third parties without permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and
international treaties. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
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infringes on the copyrights of others or that violates copyright
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The trademarks and registered trademarks shown below are
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infringement on trademarks is intended.
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• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM was developed based on
HOT ALBUM, which is copyrighted by HOTALBUMcom, Inc.,
and Photo Loader, which is copyrighted by CASIO
COMPUTER CO., LTD. All copyrights and other rights revert
to original copyright holders.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
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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.
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• Note that the example screens and product illustrations
shown in this manual may differ somewhat by the screens
and configuration of the actual camera.
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without
notice.
• The content of this manual has been checked at each step
of the production process. Please contact us if you notice
anything that is questionable, erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this manual, either in part or
its entirety, is forbidden. Except for your own personal use,
and 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 loss 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 or loss suffered by you or any third party due
to the use of Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM and/or Photo
Transport.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for
any damages or loss caused by deletion of memory contents
due to malfunction, repair, or any other reason.
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■ Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
Precautions during Use
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
cameras viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
■ Take test shots before shooting the final
shot.
■ Flash
• Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure
that the camera is recording correctly.
• 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.
■ 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.
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■ Display Panel
■ Transport
• Do not apply strong pressure to the LCD panel surface or
subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the display
panel glass to crack.
• Should the display panel ever become cracked, never touch
any of the liquid inside the panel. Doing so creates the risk of
skin inflammation.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your mouth,
immediately rinse your mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your eyes or onto
your skin, immediately rinse with clean water for at least 15
minutes and contact your physician.
• 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
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■ Water and Foreign Matter
■ Dropping and Rough Treatment
• 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.
• 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.
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■ Disassembly and Modification
■ Backing Up Important Data
• 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.
• 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
■ Locations To Be Avoided
• 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.
• 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.
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■ Rechargeable Battery
• 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 the 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.
• 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.
• This 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 batteries 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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■ AC Adaptor
• 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
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.
• Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric
shock. Make sure you observe the following precautions
when using the AC adaptor.
– Use only the AC adaptor specified for this camera.
– Use the AC adaptor to supply power only to devices that
are specified for use with it.
– Use a 100 to 240V AC (50/60Hz) wall outlet as a power
source.
– Never plug the power cord into a wall outlet that is shared
by other devices, or into a shared extension cord.
• Misuse of the AC adaptor can cause it to become damaged,
creating the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you
observe the following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
– Never place heavy objects on the AC adaptor or subject it
to direct heat.
– Never try to modify the AC adaptor or subject it to bending.
– Do not twist or pull on the power cord.
– Should the power cord or plug ever become damaged,
contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service
center.
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■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet. Doing
so creates the risk of electric shock.
• Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric
shock. Make sure you observe the following precautions
when using the AC adaptor.
– Never locate the power cord near a stove or other heating
device.
– When unplugging from the wall outlet, grasp the plug on
the AC adaptor power cord. Never pull on the power cord.
– Insert the plug into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
– Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet before leaving
the camera unattended for long periods, such as when
leaving on a trip, etc.
– At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from the wall
outlet and clean off any dust built up around the prongs.
• Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Charging, USB data communication, the Photo Stand
operation can cause the AC adaptor to become warm. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction.
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■ Battery Life
■ Data Error Precautions
• 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 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 low or dead batteries in the camera can
lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital
components. Any of the following creates the risk of
corruption of data in camera memory.
– While the camera is performing an operation, removing the
battery or memory card from the camera, or placing the
camera onto or removing it from the USB cradle
– While the operation lamp is flashing green after turning off
the camera, removing the memory card from the camera or
placing the camera onto or removing it from the USB cradle
– Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera from
the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor from the
USB cradle while a data communication operation is being
performed
– 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 280). Perform the action
indicated by the message that appears.
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■ Operating Environment
■ Power Supply
• The operating temperature range of the camera is 0°C to
40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of
moisture or dust
– 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
• Use only the special rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40)
to power this camera. Use of any other type of battery is not
supported.
• The camera does not have a separate battery for the clock.
The date and time settings of the camera are cleared about
12 hours after power is totally cut off (from both the battery
and USB cradle). If this happens, be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is restored (page 211).
■ Lens
■ Condensation
• 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 lens, and does not
indicate malfunction of the camera.
• 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. Note
that condensation can cause malfunction of the camera. To
avoid condensation, place the camera into a plastic bag
before subjecting it to sudden temperature change. Wait until
the air in the bag has had enough time to become acclimated
to the new temperature before removing the camera. After
that, open the battery cover and leave it open for a few hours.
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■ Caring for your camera
■ Other Precautions
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the lens surface
can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid
touching the lens surface. To clean the lens surface, use a
blower to blow off dust or foreign matter and then wipe with a
soft, dry cloth.
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the flash can
interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid touching
the flash. If the flash becomes dirty, wipe it clean with a soft,
dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
• The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal
and does not indicate malfunction.
■ Monitor Screen Images
• The images that normally appear on the monitor screen
during image playback are smaller than normal, and so you
cannot see all of the detail of the actual image. Your camera
has an image zoom feature (page 173) which you can use to
enlarge the monitor screen image. You can use this feature
for on-the-spot checks of important images.
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GETTING READY
2. Load the battery into the camera.
Charging the Battery
With the EXILIM logo on the battery facing upwards (in the
direction of the monitor screen), hold the stopper 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.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-40).
IMPORTANT!
• Use of any type of battery other than NP-40 is not
supported.
To load the battery
1. Open the battery cover.
While pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
NP-40
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Stopper
GETTING READY
3. Close the battery cover.
To charge the battery
Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide it securely
into place as you press it against the camera.
1. Plug the USB cradle into a household power
outlet.
USB Cradle
AC Adaptor
The battery is not fully charged when you use the camera
for the first time after purchasing it. Use the following
procedure to charge it.
[DC IN 5.3V]
AC power cord
2. Make sure the camera is turned off.
If the camera is on, be sure to press [ON/OFF] to turn it off
before placing it onto the USB cradle.
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3. With the camera positioned so the monitor
When charging is complete
screen is facing towards you as shown in the
illustration, place it onto the USB cradle.
The [CHARGE] lamp, which was lit red during charging,
changes to green.
Remove the camera from the USB cradle and unplug the AC
power cord from the power outlet.
The [CHARGE] lamp lights red and charging starts.
• It takes about 180 minutes to achieve a full charge. Actual
charging time depends on current battery capacity,
remaining power, and charging conditions.
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes green
This indicates that charging cannot be performed because you
have just finished using the camera, or because the temperature
in your location is too hot or too cold. If this happens, wait until
the camera returns to normal temperature. When the camera
returns to a temperature where charging can be performed, the
[CHARGE] lamp will light red.
Cradle contact
Carefully insert the camera
as far as it will go.
[CHARGE] lamp
Camera contact
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If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red
IMPORTANT!
This indicates that the camera or battery is faulty, or that the
battery is loaded in the camera incorrectly.
Remove the battery from the camera and check if its contacts
are dirty. If they are, wipe them off with a dry cloth and then
reload the battery into the camera. After confirming that the AC
adaptor is plugged into the power outlet and the USB cradle, set
the camera on the cradle again.
• Use only the bundled USB cradle or the separately
available special charger unit (BC-30L) to charge the
special rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40). The
battery cannot be charged using any other type of charger
device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• Use only the AC adaptor that comes bundled with the
camera. Never use any other type of AC adaptor. Use of
the separately available AD-C30, AD-C40, AD-C620, or
AD-C630 is not supported.
If an error still continues to occur after you perform the above
steps, it could mean that the battery is faulty. Contact your
nearest CASIO authorized service center.
■ Battery Life and Number of Images between
Charges
See page 286 for details.
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■ Battery Power Conservation Tips
IMPORTANT!
• When you do not need to use the flash, select “
” (flash off)
for the flash setting (page 76).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect
against wasting battery power when you forget to turn off the
camera (page 45).
• Due to differences in the power requirements of each
mode, the battery indicator may show a lower level in the
PLAY mode than what it shows in a REC mode. This is
normal, and does not indicate malfunction.
• Leaving the camera for about 12 hours with no power
supplied while the battery is dead will cause its date and
time settings to be cleared. You will have to re-configure
the settings after power is restored.
■ 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
Low
Battery
Indicator
Indicator
Color
Light
blue
Orange
Red
Red
“
” indicates that battery power is low. Charge the battery as
soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when “
” is indicated. Charge the
battery immediately.
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Replacing the Battery
Battery Precautions
1. Open the battery cover.
■ Precautions during Use
2. With the camera oriented with its monitor
• 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 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Charging outside
this temperature range can cause charging to take longer
than normal or even cause charging to fail.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full
charge, it probably means that the battery has reached the
end of its service life. Replace the battery with a new one.
screen facing upwards as shown in the
illustration, slide the stopper in the direction
indicated by the arrow and hold it there.
• This will cause the battery to come out part way.
Stopper
3. While still holding the stopper, pull the battery
out the rest of the way.
4. Load a new battery.
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■ Storage Precautions
Using the Camera in another Country
• Though a rechargeable lithium ion battery provides high
capacity in a compact configuration, long-term storage while
charged can cause it to deteriorate.
– 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. Leaving a battery in the camera can cause it to
discharge and go dead, which will require longer charging
when you need to use the camera.
– Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
Note the following precautions.
• The bundled AC adaptor 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 AC adaptor along on a trip, check with travel
agent about the power supply requirements in your
destination(s).
• Do not connect the AC adaptor 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-40) is
recommended while on a trip in order to avoid not being able to
shoot images due to the battery going dead.
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Turning Power On and Off
IMPORTANT!
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [
] (REC) to turn on power also
causes the lens to extend. Take care there is nothing
pressing against or hitting the lens. Holding the lens with
your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk of
malfunction.
■ Turning Power On
To turn power on and enter a REC mode
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [
] (REC).
To turn power on and enter the PLAY mode
Press [
NOTE
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in a REC mode switches to
the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds after
switching modes.
• Auto Power Off (page 45) will turn off power automatically if
you do not perform any operation for a preset amount of
time. If this happens, turn power back on.
] (PLAY).
Pressing a button causes the operation lamp to light green
momentarily and turns on power.
[
] (PLAY)
[ON/OFF] (Power)
■ Turning Power Off
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
[
] (REC)
Operation Lamp
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■ Battery Power Conservation Features
NOTE
This camera is equipped with a sleep function and auto power
off function to conserve battery power. You can configure these
settings in a REC mode as described below.
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on
when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY). You can
also configure the camera to turn off when you press [
]
(REC) or [
] (PLAY) (page 217).
Turning On Power for the First Time
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen
appears for configuring screen text language, date, and time
settings. Use the procedure under “Configuring Display
Language, Date, and Time Settings” (page 11) to configure
the settings correctly.
IMPORTANT!
Feature
Name
Description
Settings
Sleep
The monitor screen turns off (goes
into a sleep state) if no operation is
performed for a preset amount of
time. Press any button to turn the
monitor screen back on.
Note that the Sleep feature does not
operate in the PLAY mode.
30 sec
1 min
2 min
Off
Power turns off if no operation is
Auto Power
performed for a preset amount of
Off
time.
• Failure to set the date and time will cause the wrong
date and time data to be recorded with images.
• If you make a mistake when configuring the language,
date, and time settings, you can change the settings
(pages 211, 215).
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1 min
2 min
5 min
GETTING READY
• Sleep and Auto Power Off always operate as described below
in the PLAY mode, regardless of their current PLAY mode
settings.
– Sleep does not function in the PLAY mode.
– The Auto Power Off trigger time is always five minutes.
NOTE
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off have the same time
settings, Auto Power Off takes priority.
• Sleep and Auto Power Off are disabled under the following
conditions.
– When there is a connection between the camera and
computer or other device via the USB cradle
– During a slide show
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
1. Press [MENU].
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the “Set Up” tab.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the item you want to
configure (“Sleep” or “Auto Power Off”) and
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the sleep or Auto
Power Off trigger time and then press [SET].
Selecting “Off” for the sleep setting disables the sleep
feature.
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Supported Memory Cards
Using a Memory Card
Your camera supports use of the
following types of memory cards.
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
• For information about memory card
capacity, see page 282.
You can store images you shoot with the camera on a memory
card. It is up to you to purchase a commercially available
memory card. In addition to memory card storage, the camera
also has built-in memory, which is enough to hold a few
snapshots or a short movie. Use built-in memory for test
purposes, emergency use, etc.
NOTE
• Images can be copied between the camera’s built-in
memory and a memory card (page 203).
• The following data is stored in built-in memory. It cannot be
copied to a memory card.
– Face Recognition data saved with Record Family
– BEST SHOT mode user image information
– FAVORITE folder
– Mode memory settings
– Start-up screen image
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Memory Used for Storage
Images recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to
the memory card. When no memory card is loaded, images are
saved in built-in memory.
• Note that you cannot save images in built-in memory while a
memory card is loaded in the camera.
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• 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, MO disk, hard disk, etc.).
IMPORTANT!
• See the instructions that come with the memory card for
information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds. If
you are using a slow memory card, you may not be able to
record a movie using the “UHQ”, “UHQ Wide”, “HQ”, or
“HQ Wide” image quality setting. Because of this, use of a
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least
10MB per second is recommended.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped. “
” and
“
” flash on the monitor screen during recording to let
you know when a frame has been dropped. Use of a
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least
10MB per second is recommended.
• SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards have a write
protect switch. Use it when you need to guard against
accidentally deleting data. Note, however, if you write
protect a memory card you must then turn write protection
off whenever you want to record to the card, format it, or
delete any of its images.
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2. Load a memory card into the camera.
Loading a Memory Card into the Camera
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.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you always turn off the camera before loading or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when loading it. Never
try to force a memory card into the slot when you feel
resistance.
MEMORY
CARD
1. Open the battery cover.
Front
While pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
Back
3. Close the battery cover.
Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide it securely
into place as you press it against the camera.
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Replacing the Memory Card
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card
(page 47) 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.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the operation
lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause the image save
operation to fail and even damage the memory card.
1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
Press the memory card and then release it, so it comes part
way out. Pull the card out the rest of the way by hand.
2. Load the other memory card.
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1. Load the memory card you want to format into
Formatting a Memory Card
the camera.
Before using a new memory card for the first time, you need to
format it. Once you format a memory card, you will not need to
format it each time you use it.
Formatting a memory card that already has files on it will delete
its contents.
2. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
3. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Format” and then
IMPORTANT!
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format operation
cannot be recovered. Double-check to make sure that you
really want to delete all the contents of the memory card
before proceeding with the format operation.
• Even if the file data on a memory card is protected (page
199), formatting the card will delete all its data.
• 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 memory card or SDHC
memory card, formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
press [SET] to start formatting.
After formatting is complete, enter the PLAY mode and
check to make sure the “There are no files.” message
appears on the monitor screen.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel”.
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■ Memory Card Precautions
Using On-screen Menus
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can restore
normal operation by reformatting it. However, it is
recommended that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from the
home or office.
• If you experience problems while trying to playback recorded
images, try re-formatting the memory card.
• 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.
• Make sure that the battery is charged fully before starting a
formatting operation. Formatting may not be performed
correctly and the memory card may be damaged if the
camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress.
Doing so can damage the memory card.
The following are menu operations you will need to use to
configure camera settings. Take a few moments to become
familiar with them.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 268 for information about
menu contents.
• You also can use the Operation Panel (page 56) to configure
some of the settings that appear on the menu screen. In any
case where the same setting can be configured both on the
Operation Panel and on the menu screen, the Operation
Panel operation is always shown.
Example Menu Screen
Tabs
Press [MENU] to display the
menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in a
REC mode and PLAY mode.
This screen shows a REC
mode menu.
Settings
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want.
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
5. Apply the setting.
[W] [X] Select tabs. [X] is also used to apply a setting.
• Pressing [SET] applies the selected setting and exits the
menu screen.
• Pressing [W] instead of [SET] applies the selected setting
and returns to the menu screen. You can then continue
configuring other settings, if you want.
• To select another tab, press [W], use [S] to return to the
tab and then use [W] and [X] to switch to another tab.
[S] [T] Select a setting option.
[SET]
Applies the selected settings.
[MENU] Exits the menu screen.
The following is the procedure for menu operations in a REC
mode.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
This displays the menu screen.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the tab where the
item you want to configure is located.
Here, we will select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [S] and [T] to
select the item you
want to configure and
then press [X].
Example: Select “Focus” and
then press [X].
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The following is the procedure for menu operations in a REC
mode.
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
You can use the display menu to configure various monitor
screen settings.
• See “Display Menu Reference” on page 272 for information
about display menu contents.
1. In a REC mode, press [DISP].
This will display the display menu screen.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want.
Example Display Menu Screen
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want.
• Menu contents are different in a
REC mode and PLAY mode.
This screen shows a REC
mode menu.
• If you want to configure other settings, repeat steps 2 and
3.
4. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
• This will apply the settings and exit the menu screen.
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
[W] [X]
Selects a setting option. [X] is also used to apply a
setting.
[S] [T] Selects a setting option.
[SET]
Applies the selected settings.
[DISP]
Exits the menu screen.
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Selecting a Screen Layout (Layout)
Layout Type Description
The contents of the layout setting menu depend on whether the
camera is in a REC mode or the PLAY mode.
■ REC Mode Screen Layout
For a REC mode, the screen layout settings let you select the
layout of icons.
Panel: Off
Layout Type Description
Panel: On
Pressing [SET]
in a REC mode
while “Panel:
On” is selected
as the layout
type will cause
the top icon of
the Operation Panel to become highlighted
(selected). You can then use the Operation
panel to change settings. Since there are few
icons superimposed on the displayed image,
they do not interfere with recording.
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With this option,
the image being
composed
completely fills
the monitor
screen. This
setting is best
when you want to display the subject on a large
16:9 aspect ratio monitor screen (page 68).
Icons are superimposed on the displayed
image.
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*1 Image quality cannot be changed using Panel (Operation
Panel).
*2 You can select date or time display.
*3 You can use the “Date Style” to select either month/day or
day/month for date display (page 212).
The time display format is always 24 hours, regardless of the
current settings of the camera’s “Adjust” (page 212).
Panel (Operation Panel)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
The following procedure shows how to use Panel (Operation
Panel).
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1. In a REC mode, press
1Recording mode (page 62)
2Image Size/Quality*1 (pages 68, 69)
3Flash mode (page 76)
4Face Recognition (page 93)
5Anti Shake (page 137)
6ISO sensitivity (page 145)
7White balance (page 142)
8EV shift (page 141)
9Date/Time*2,*3 (page 211)
[SET].
This highlights (selects) the
top icon of the Operation
Panel.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the icon of the
setting you want to change.
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■ PLAY Mode Screen Layout
3. Use [W] and [X] to change the setting.
• If you want to configure other settings, repeat steps 2 and
3.
The PLAY mode screen layout settings let you select how
display images are shown on the monitor screen.
4. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
Layout
Type
Description
4:3
With this setting,
100% of the display
image is always
visible. With some
aspect ratios, black
bands may appear
above and below, or
to the left and right of the image.
Wide
With this setting, the
display image is the
maximum possible
size that allows the
entire image to be
displayed
horizontally. With
some aspect ratios, the top and bottom of the image
will be cut off.
• This will apply the settings and return to normal operation
(no Operation Panel icon selected).
IMPORTANT!
• Panel (Operation Panel) is not displayed while Voice
Recording or Zoom Continuous Shutter is being used.
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Turning Display Information On and Off
(Info.)
Display
Information Description
Setting
With “Info.” you can turn display information on and off. You can
configure separate settings for a REC mode and PLAY mode.
Turns off display
of all information.
Display
Information Description
Setting
Show
+Histogram
Hide
Turns on display
of camera setting
and other
information.
Turns on display
of camera setting
and other
indicators, along
with a histogram
(page 152).
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Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness
(Brightness)
Brightness
Description
Setting
You can use the “Brightness” setting to adjust the brightness of
the monitor screen. This setting is the same in a REC mode and
PLAY mode.
Brightness
Description
Setting
Auto
With this setting, the camera detects available
light levels and automatically adjusts the
brightness of the monitor screen accordingly.
This is the setting you should normally use.
In the PLAY mode, the brightness of the monitor
screen remains constant even if the available
light level changes.
+2
Brightness that is greater than +1, which makes
the screen easier to view. This setting consumes
more power.
+1
Bright setting for outdoor use, etc. This setting
results in brightness that is greater than the 0
setting.
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0
Normal monitor screen brightness for indoor use,
etc.
–1
Low monitor screen brightness for nighttime use,
indoor use under dark conditions, etc.
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Adjusting Monitor Screen Image Quality
(Type)
Quality Setting Description
You can use the “Type” setting to adjust the quality of the
monitor screen image. This setting is the same in a REC mode
and PLAY mode.
Night
This setting provides a clearer screen image
when shooting under dark conditions, and
comes in handy when recording at night with
a tripod.
Power Saving
Consumes slightly less power than the other
settings, and extends battery life. Note that
power saving is disabled when “Auto” is
selected for the monitor screen brightness
setting.
Quality Setting Description
Dynamic
Increases contrast of the monitor screen
image so the subject stands out for easier
viewing and framing when shooting under
bright conditions.
Vivid
Makes the monitor screen image a bit
brighter than the actual image for more
clarity. Makes recorded image brighter when
showing it to others.
Real
Displays the monitor screen image so it is as
near as possible to the one recorded by the
camera.
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PLAY mode
If you lose your way...
Perform one of the following operations if you find that you have
gotten lost while performing button operations during recording
or playback.
Current Screen
REC mode
Current Screen
To return to the normal snapshot
or movie recording screen, press:
Menu screen
[MENU] or [
Display Menu screen
[DISP] or [
BEST SHOT screen
[BS] or [
“There are no files.”
screen
Press [
].
PLAY mode screen
Press [
].
To return to the normal playback
screen
Menu screen
[MENU] or [
Display Menu screen
[DISP] or [
]
REC mode screen
Press [
Delete screen
Press [
]. You could also select
“Cancel” and then press [SET].
]
]
]
]
]
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• A (Aperture AE)
In this mode, you select the aperture, and other settings are
adjusted accordingly (page 88).
• S (Shutter Speed AE)
In this mode, you select the shutter speed, and other settings
are adjusted accordingly (page 90).
• M (Manual Exposure)
This mode gives you total control over aperture and shutter
speed settings (page 91).
•
(Movie)
Use this mode to record movies (page 102).
•
(MOVIE BEST SHOT)
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample movie
scenes and the camera sets up for the scene you selected for
beautiful movies every time (page 108).
Specifying the Recording Mode
Your camera has a number of different modes. Before recording
an image, select the recording mode that suits the type of image
you are trying to record.
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to
select the top option in
the operation panel
(Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the recording mode
and then press [SET].
•
(Snapshot)
Use this mode to record still images. This is the mode you
should normally use for image recording.
•
(BEST SHOT)
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and
the camera sets up for the scene you selected for beautiful
snapshots every time (page 108).
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Holding the Camera Correctly
NOTE
• The icon of the currently
selected recording mode
(like “
” for the Snapshot
mode) is displayed on the
monitor screen.
Snapshot mode icon
Holding the camera with one hand can result in accidental hand
movement. Hold the camera securely with both hands when
shooting snapshots.
• 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.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this camera only.
Never use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
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Horizontal
Vertical
Hold the camera as shown in
the illustration, with your arms
firmly against your sides.
Hold the camera so the
flash is above the lens.
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IMPORTANT!
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not cover any
of the areas indicated in the illustration.
AF Assist/REC light/
Self-timer Lamp
Flash
• Good-looking images are impossible if you move the
camera when you press the shutter button or while the
Auto Focus operation is being performed. Holding the
camera correctly, carefully press the shutter button and
take care that you do not move the camera as the shutter
releases. This is especially important when available
lighting is low, which slows down the shutter speed.
Microphone
Lens
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3. Focus the image.
Shooting a Snapshot
1. Press [
] (REC).
2. Select “
(Snapshot)” as the
recording mode (page
62).
While the focus frame is aligned with the subject, half-press
the shutter button.
Auto Focus will focus the image automatically, and the focus
frame and operation lamp will turn green. The aperture,
shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity also will be set
automatically.
Snapshot mode Icon
Remaining Snapshot
Memory Capacity
This will cause “
”
(Snapshot mode icon) to
appear on the monitor
screen.
Focus Frame
Shutter Button
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Operation Lamp
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4. Shoot the image.
NOTE
When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest
of the way.
• The aperture value indicates the size of the opening that
lets light into the camera. A larger aperture value indicates
a smaller opening.
• Shutter speed indicates the amount of time that light is
allowed into the camera. A slower shutter speed means
that light is allowed in for a longer time. Shutter speed is
indicated on the monitor screen as seconds (1/1000
second, etc.).
Shutter Button
This will shoot the snapshot and save it to the memory card
or the camera’s built-in memory.
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■ Fully pressing the shutter button without
waiting for Auto Focus
If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the operation lamp is flashing
green, it means that the image is not in focus (because the
subject is too close, etc.). Point the camera at the subject and try
to focus again.
You can shoot snapshots by pressing the shutter button all the
way without waiting for Auto Focus. What the camera does in
this case depends on whether Quick Shutter (page 134) is on or
off.
Checking a Snapshot
A snapshot will remain on the monitor screen for a short while
after you shoot it and then disappear when the camera gets
ready for the next image.
Perform the following operation to view a snapshot after you
shoot it.
Press [
When Quick Shutter is turned on
High-speed Auto Focus is enabled, which helps you capture
exactly the moment you want. Quick Shutter comes in handy
when shooting a fast-moving subject.
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is
used.
• Quick Shutter is turned on as the initial factory default setting.
].
This will display the snapshot you just shot.
Use [W] and [X] to scroll through other images in memory.
To return to a REC mode, press [
When Quick Shutter is turned off
Normal Auto Focus is performed and then the image is
recorded.
• If you keep the shutter button depressed, images will continue
to be shot without focus.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the
shutter button in order to ensure proper focus.
].
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Specifying Image Size
NOTE
• The following information changes on the display during
the image size selection operation.
– Image size in pixels (2048 × 1536, etc.)
– Optimum print paper size
– Remaining snapshot memory capacity
A digital camera image is a collection of small dots (pixels).
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and
is expressed as horizontal pixels × vertical pixels. The initial
factory default image size setting is 12M (4000 × 3000 pixels).
Note that a larger image takes up more memory.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number
of images that can be stored, see page 282.
This setting applies to snapshots only.
• For information about movie image size, see page 102.
Image Size (Pixels)
Print Paper Size
12M
4000 × 3000
Poster Print
3:2
4000 × 2656
Poster Print
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
16:9
4000 × 2240
HDTV
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the second option
8M
3264 × 2448
A3 Print
5M
2560 × 1920
A3 Print
3M
2048 × 1536
A4 Print
VGA
640 × 480
Larger
from the top in the operation panel (Image
Size).
Smaller
3. Use [W] and [X] to select an image size and
E-Mail
then press [SET].
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• Selecting 3:2 (4000 × 2656 pixels) records images with an
aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the standard aspect ratio
(3:2) 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 of an HDTV screen.
• VGA (640 × 480 pixels) is the optimum size when attaching
images to e-mail.
• Print paper sizes should be thought of as rough estimates
only (200 dpi print resolution).
Specifying Image Quality
Your camera lets you select “Fine” (maximum image quality),
“Normal”, or “Economy” (maximum memory economy) for the
image quality setting. The initial setting is “Normal”. Select “Fine”
if you want to give priority to image quality, or “Economy” to give
priority to the number of images you can store in memory.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number
of images that can be stored, see page 282.
This setting applies to snapshots only.
• For information about movie image quality, see page 101.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “
Quality” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the image quality
setting you want and then press [SET].
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Turning Off the AF Assist Lamp
NOTE
• 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.
The AF assist lamp emits light that helps the camera focus when
you half-press the shutter button under dark lighting conditions.
The AF assist lamp does not light when lighting is bright.
The initial factory default setting is
AF Assist/REC light/
AF assist lamp on.
Self-timer Lamp
Turning off the AF assist lamp
using the following procedure is
recommended when shooting the
image of a nearby person.
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1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Assist Light”
■ Operation
and then press [X].
• While the operation lamp is flashing green, never open the
battery cover or place the camera onto or remove it from the
USB cradle. Doing so can result in incorrect storage of the
image you just shot, damage to other images stored in
memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unneeded light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the
lens with your hand when shooting an image.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Off” and then press
[SET].
When you want to turn on the AF assist lamp, select “On”
here.
IMPORTANT!
• Do not look directly into the AF assist/REC light/self-timer
lamp or point it directly at a person’s eyes.
■ Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• 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.
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen
response to slow and can cause digital noise in the monitor
screen image.
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■ Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent
Lighting
Auto Focus Restrictions
• Proper focus may not be possible when shooting the following
types of subjects.
– 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
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• Proper focus may not be possible if the camera is moved
while shooting.
• An image may be out of focus even though the operation
lamp is lit green and the focus frame is green.
If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 133)
or manual focus (page 135).
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the
brightness or color of an image.
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2. Slide the zoom controller to change the zoom
Shooting with Zoom
factor.
Your camera provides you with 3X optical zoom (which changes
the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with
digital zoom (which digitally process the center portion of the
image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 12 - 45.2X.
IMPORTANT!
• Generally speaking, the higher the digital zoom factor, the
coarser the image that is recorded. However, digital zoom
can be used up to a certain point without causing
deterioration of the image.
• Digital zoom is not supported while “Timestamp” (page
151) is turned on.
1. Enter a REC mode.
[
][
To do this:
Slide the zoom
controller in this
direction:
Enlarge the subject and narrow the
range
[
] (telephoto)
Reduce the size of the subject and
broaden the range
[
] (wide angle)
– For more information, see “Optical Zoom and Digital
Zoom Switch Point” on page 74.
] Zoom controller
Wide Angle
Telephoto
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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Digital Zoom Indicator
NOTE
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against hand
movement when using the telephoto setting (zoom in).
• Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital
zoom only is available while shooting a movie. Make sure
you select the optical zoom setting you want to use before
you press the shutter button to start shooting your movie.
Focus Range
(Displayed when shooting
with Auto Focus, macro, or
manual focus.)
Zoom Bar
■ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
If you hold the zoom controller towards [
] in step 2 of the
above procedure, the zoom operation will stop when the optical
zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the
zoom controller and then holding it again towards [
] will
switch to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher
zoom factor.
• When the zoom pointer moves past the maximum limit of
optical zoom. Also, the zoom bar indicates the approximate
zoom factor.
Undeteriorated Image Quality
Range
1X
Deteriorated Image Quality
Range
3X to 18.7X*
12X to 45.2X*
Optical/Digital Switch Point
Image Deterioration Point
Image starts to deteriorate from here.
* Point factor depends on image size.
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Zoom Pointer
(Indicates current
zoom.)
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■ Turning Off Digital Zoom
● Zoom Values for Each Image Size
Undeteriorated Image
Quality Range
12M
3:2
16:9
8M
5M
3M
VGA
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
1X
You can turn off digital zoom if you want to use optical zoom
only. This will help to avoid deteriorated images due to
accidentally switching over from optical zoom to digital zoom
when shooting snapshots.
Deteriorated Image
Quality Range
3X
3X
3X
3.7X
4.7X
5.8X
18.7X
12X
12X
12X
14.5X
18.7X
23.3X
45.2X
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Digital Zoom” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Off” and then press
• The image deterioration point depends on the image size
(page 68). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom
factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration
point.
• Though digital zoom generally causes a deterioration of
image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration
is possible with image sizes of “8M (3264 × 2448 pixels)” and
smaller. 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.
[SET].
• If you want to show the entire digital zoom range, select
“On” here.
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Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Using Flash
Wide Angle : 0.1 m to 4.0 m (0.3' to 13.1')
Telephoto : 0.3 m to 2.1 m (1.0' to 6.9')
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to
use.
• The flash range changes in accordance with optical zoom.
Flash Setting
Description
1. In a REC mode, press [T] (
Auto Flash Flash fires automatically in accordance with
exposure (amount of light and brightness)
conditions.
• Initial factory default setting.
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
Red Eye
[T] (
) once.
)
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the flash setting you
want and then press [SET].
Always use soft flash, regardless of
exposure conditions.
• Use this setting when you want to
suppress the flash to avoid reflection, etc.
This causes an indicator identifying the selected flash mode
to appear on the monitor screen.
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
Flash fires automatically in accordance
same conditions as Auto Flash. This setting
can be used to reduce the red eye effect that
occurs in images of people shot with flash.
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Red-eye reduction
NOTE
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 the REC light before recording in order to cause
the irises in the eyes of any people in the image to close. This
reduces the chance of red eye.
• When operation panel setting is turned off (page 55), you
can cycle through the flash modes by pressing [T]
(
).
IMPORTANT!
• When using flash, take care
that the flash window is not
blocked by your fingers or the
camera strap.
Flash
IMPORTANT!
• 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 (REC light).
Before pressing the shutter button, call out to the
subjects so they all look at the camera.
– Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects
are located far away from the camera.
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■ Checking the Flash Mode
■ Changing the Flash Intensity
The current flash mode is indicated on the monitor screen and
by the operation lamp when you half-press the shutter button.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Intensity”
Operation Lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging.
and then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the flash intensity
setting you want and then press [SET].
5
“
You can set one of five levels, from –2 (weakest) to +2
(strongest).
N
IMPORTANT!
” indicates flash will fire.
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far
away or too close.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until the
operating lamp stops flashing orange, which indicates that
charging is complete.
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■ Using Flash Assist
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
The subject in an image will look too dark if flash intensity is not
enough to reach a subject that is too far away. When this
happens, you can use flash assist to supplement the brightness
of the subject so it appears as if flash illumination was sufficient.
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Assist” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Off” and then press
[SET].
When you want to use flash assist, select “Auto” here.
IMPORTANT!
Flash assist not used
• Flash assist may not produce the desired result for some
types of subjects.
• Any of the following can result in the flash assist effect
being canceled out.
– Changing the flash intensity (page 78)
– Correcting brightness (EV shift) (page 141)
– Changing ISO sensitivity (page 145)
– Changing the contrast setting (page 150)
Flash assist used
Flash assist is turned on as the initial factory default setting.
Use the following procedure to turn off flash assist when you do
not want to use it.
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■ Flash Precautions
Using the Self-Timer
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is
too far away or too close.
• Flash charging time depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.) With a fully charged
battery, it takes anywhere from a few seconds to 5 seconds.
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a
slow shutter speed, which can cause image blur due to hand
movement. 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.
With the self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer,
and the shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed
amount of time.
Self-Timer Type
10s
2s
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Description
10 sec
10-second self-timer
2 sec
2-second self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that
slow down the shutter speed, you can
use this setting to prevent blur due to
hand movement.
X3
x3
(Triple Self-timer)
This option shoots three images: one
image 10 seconds after the shutter button
is pressed, the next image one second
after the camera gets ready to shoot after
the first image, and the final image one
second after the camera gets ready to
shoot after the second image.
Off
Self-timer is disabled.
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1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Using the Self-timer to Shoot an Image
• The image is not shot right
AF Assist/REC light/
Self-timer Lamp
away after you press the
shutter button. Instead,
shooting starts after the
preset time elapses. The AF
Assist/REC light/Self-timer
Lamp flashes while the
countdown is being
performed.
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown by
fully pressing the shutter button while the AF Assist/REC
light/Self-timer Lamp is flashing.
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Self-timer” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to
select the self-timer
type and then press
[SET].
This causes an indicator
identifying the selected selftimer type to appear on the
monitor screen.
4. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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Using Continuous Shutter
NOTE
• The indicator “1sec” appears on the monitor screen
between Triple Self-timer shots. How long it takes for the
camera to get ready to shoot again after it shoots an image
depends on the image size and quality settings, whether or
not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
• No self-timer operation can be performed when recording
with the any of the following settings.
– Normal-speed continuous shutter mode or high-speed
continuous shutter mode
– “Layout” or “Auto Framing” BEST SHOT sample scene
selected
– “
Tracking” selected as the Auto Focus area (page
131)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used when performing the
following recording operations.
– Recording with Flash Continuous Shutter
– Recording with certain BEST SHOT scenes (Business
Cards and Documents, Whiteboard, etc., Old Photo, ID
Photo)
– Movie mode, MOVIE BEST SHOT mode
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Your camera has four continuous shutter modes.
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Continuous
Shutter Mode
Description
Normal Speed
(Normal-speed
Continuous
Shutter)
Continually records images until memory
becomes full.
High Speed
(High-speed
Continuous
Shutter)
Continuously records at approximately
three images per second. Images can be
recorded until memory is full. Image size
is fixed at 3M (2048 × 1536 pixels).
Flash Cont.
(Flash Continuous
Shutter)
Use this mode to record up to three
consecutive images, firing the flash for
each one.
Z
Zoom Cont.
(Zoom Continuous
Shutter)
In this mode, you select an area on the
monitor screen with a selection
boundary. Then when you press the
shutter button, the camera records the
monitor screen image and the area
enclosed in the selection boundary,
digitally zoomed to twice its normal size.
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Selecting the Continuous Shutter Mode
Recording with Normal-speed
Continuous Shutter, High-speed
Continuous Shutter, and Flash
Continuous Shutter
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Continuous” and
then press [X].
1. Press the shutter button to shoot.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the mode you want
• With Normal-speed continuous shutter and High-speed
continuous shutter, images continue to be shot as long as
you keep the shutter button depressed. Releasing the
shutter button stops shooting.
• Flash continuous shutter can shoot up to three images.
Shooting stops if you release the shutter button before
three images are recorded.
and then press [SET].
This enables the continuous shutter mode you selected and
displays its icon on the monitor screen.
To turn off continuous shutter, select “Off”.
IMPORTANT!
• The speed of normal speed continuous shutter and highspeed continuous shutter depend on the type of memory
card being used and the amount free space available in
memory. When shooting to built-in memory, continuous
shutter shooting is relatively slow.
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Recording with Zoom Continuous
Shutter
IMPORTANT!
• Note that with zoom continuous shutter, you do not need to
keep the shutter button depressed.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with zoom
continuous shutter.
• The size of the image on the left side of the monitor screen
is 12M, while the size of the image on the right is 5M.
• When Auto Focus is selected as the focus mode, the
metering mode automatically switches to “Spot” (pages
131, 146) and locates the Auto Focus area in the center of
the Zoom Continuous Shutter selection boundary.
1. Use [S], [T], [W], and
[X] to move the
selection boundary
around the image of
the subject on the left
side of the monitor
screen until it is
located at the part you want to enlarge, and
then press [SET].
This will enlarge the area within the boundary and display it
in the right side of the monitor screen.
2. Press the shutter button to shoot.
Both the left image and the right image will be recorded.
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• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with the normalspeed continuous shutter mode or high-speed continuous
shutter mode.
• Note that the resolution of images recorded with the highspeed continuous shutter mode or flash continuous shutter
mode is somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital
noise than images recorded with the normal-speed
continuous shutter mode.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for the high-speed
continuous shutter mode or flash continuous shutter mode,
regardless of the current ISO sensitivity setting.
• With the flash continuous shutter mode, the flash range is
narrower than normal.
Continuous Shutter Precautions
• Starting a continuous shutter operation causes the exposure
and focus settings to be fixed at the levels for the first image.
The same settings are applied to all subsequent images.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of
the following features.
– Face recognition
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (Layout, Auto Framing,
Business Cards and Documents, Whiteboard, etc., Old
Photo, ID Photo)
– Movie mode, MOVIE BEST SHOT mode, Voice Recording
mode
– “
Tracking” selected as the Auto Focus area (page
131)
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still
until all recording is finished.
• A continuous shutter operation may stop part way through if
memory capacity runs low.
• The continuous shutter rate depends on the current image
size and image quality settings.
• You can select the flash mode you want with normal-speed
continuous shutter mode.
• With high-speed continuous shutter, the flash mode
automatically becomes “
” (flash off).
• With the flash continuous shutter mode, the flash mode
automatically becomes “
” (flash on).
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■ Recording Audio for a Snapshot
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
1. Press the shutter
You can add an audio recording to snapshots, if you want. Use
this feature to add a verbal explanation or a description of the
mood to a snapshot, or to capture the sounds of the people in
the snapshot.
• You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a single
snapshot.
button to shoot.
This monitor screen will show
the image you just shot,
along with the “
” icon.
• If you do not want to
record audio at this time,
Remaining Recording Time
press [MENU]. This will
display the monitor screen
for shooting the next image.
■ Turning on Audio Snapshot
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Audio Snap” and
2. Press the shutter button to start audio
then press [X].
recording.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “On” and then press
3. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
[SET].
recording.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
• To turn off the audio snapshot feature, select “Off” in step
3 of the procedure under “Turning on Audio Snapshot”.
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Playing Back Snapshot Audio
NOTE
Audio snapshots in the PLAY mode are indicated by the “
”
icon.
Press [SET] while an audio snapshot is displayed to play back
its audio.
• For information about the playback operation, see page 161.
• After transferring an audio snapshot to your computer’s
hard disk, you can play back the audio using QuickTime
(page 243).
• The following shows the formats used for storing audio
snapshot data.
– Image Data: JPEG (.JPG extension)
– Audio Data: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165 KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen by pressing [DISP]
while audio recording is in progress.
• Audio snapshot capabilities are disabled while shooting
with the Triple Self-timer or with a continuous shutter mode.
You can, however, add audio to such a snapshot after you
record it (page 194).
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
Microphone
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■ Shooting with Aperture Priority AE (A Mode)
Manually Configuring Shutter Speed
and Aperture Settings
With aperture priority AE, you set the aperture and the camera
sets the appropriate shutter speed automatically. A wider
aperture (a lower aperture value) provides a shallow depth of
field, while a narrow aperture (a higher aperture value) provides
a greater depth of field. The difference between a wide and
narrow aperture becomes apparent when shooting with optical
zoom telephoto (page 73).
The following shows the ranges for the aperture setting you can
configure in the A mode.
You can select an exposure mode to control how the camera
configures its aperture and shutter speed settings when
recording an image.
A Mode (Aperture
Priority AE)
You set the aperture manually, and the
camera sets the applicable shutter speed
automatically.
S Mode (Shutter
Speed Priority
AE)
You set the shutter speed manually, and
the camera sets the applicable aperture
value automatically.
M Mode (Manual
Exposure)
You can set the shutter speed and
aperture manually.
Aperture
(Zoom at full
wide angle)
Wider
F2.8
F8.0*
Focus Range
Narrow
Wide
• In the A mode and S mode, you can also change the
exposure compensation (EV shift) setting.
Narrower
* The camera has a built-in ND filter to limit exposure. F8.0 is
the aperture when the ND filter is being used.
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1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
5. Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus the image in accordance with your
setting.
• The shutter speed and aperture value on the monitor
screen will turn orange when you half-press shutter
button if the image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “A (Aperture AE)”.
4. Use [S] and [T] to
A mode
6. When the image is focused, press the shutter
select the aperture
setting and then use
[W] and [X] to set the
aperture value you
want.
• You also can select the EV
shift setting located under
the aperture setting and
then specify an exposure
value (EV shift), if you
want.
button the rest of the way to shoot.
EV shift
Aperture
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■ Shooting with Shutter Speed Priority AE
(S Mode)
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
With shutter speed priority AE, you set the shutter speed and the
camera sets the appropriate exposure value automatically. You
can set the shutter speed that best matches how much your
subject is moving.
The following shows the ranges for the shutter speed setting you
can configure in the S mode.
Slower
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “S (Shutter Speed
AE)”.
4. Use [S] and [T] to
Faster
Shutter
Speed
30 seconds
Movement
Blurred
S mode
select the shutter
speed setting and then
use [W] and [X] to set
the speed you want.
• You also can select the EV
shift setting located under
the shutter speed setting
and then specify an
exposure value (EV shift),
if you want.
1/2000 second
Frozen
NOTE
EV shift
Shutter Speed
• S mode is performed as if the “ISO” setting (page 145) is
“Auto”, regardless of the current “ISO” setting.
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■ Shooting with Manual Exposure Settings
(M mode)
5. Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus the image in accordance with your
setting.
• The shutter speed and aperture value on the monitor
screen will turn orange when you half-press the shutter
button if the image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
The following shows the ranges for the shutter speed and
aperture settings you can configure in the M mode.
Shutter Speed
6. When the image is focused, press the shutter
Movement
button the rest of the way to shoot.
Aperture (Zoom
at full wide
angle)
Focus range
Slower
30 seconds
Blurred
Wider
Faster
1/2000 second
Frozen
Narrower
F2.8
F8.0*
Narrow
Wide
* The camera has a built-in ND filter to limit exposure. F8.0 is
the aperture when the ND filter is being used.
NOTE
• M mode is performed as if the “ISO” setting (page 145) is
“ISO 50”, regardless of the current “ISO” setting.
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1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
6. Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus the image in accordance with your
settings.
• The shutter speed and aperture value on the monitor
screen will turn orange when you press the shutter button
half way if the image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to
M mode
select “M (Manual
Exposure)”.
7. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button the rest of the way to shoot.
IMPORTANT!
• If “Panel: Off” is selected for the layout type setting,
pressing [SET] will display the aperture, shutter speed, EV
shift, and other information when display of the Operation
Panel is turned off (page 55).
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you want
when shooting an image that is very dark or very bright. If
this happens, use the M mode (manual exposure) to adjust
the aperture or shutter speed manually.
Shutter Speed
Aperture
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the aperture setting
and then use [W] and [X] to set the aperture
value you want.
5. Use [S] and [T] to select the shutter speed
setting and then use [W] and [X] to set the
speed you want.
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• Using slow shutter speeds can cause digital noise to
appear in the image. Because of this, the camera performs
a noise reduction process automatically whenever the
shutter speed is 1/4 second or slower. The slower the
shutter speed, the greater the possibility that noise will be
generated in an image. Because of the time required for
noise reduction, it takes longer to record images shot at
slower shutter speeds. Do not perform any key operation
while an image recording operation is in progress.
• At shutter speeds slower than 1/2 second, the brightness of
the recorded image may not be the same as the brightness
of the image that appears on the monitor screen.
• Image Blur (page 137) is disabled during in the shutter
speed priority AE mode and manual exposure mode. You
can, however, turn on Camera Shake, if you like.
Face Recognition
The face recognition feature gives priority to the human faces in
an image for focus and brightness settings. The following
describes to two available face recognition modes.
Face
Recognition
Mode
Description
Detects human faces and adjusts focus and
brightness accordingly.
• When multiple faces are detected, image is
Normal mode
given to any relatively large face located in
the center of the image.
Family First
mode
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Detects human faces. When multiple faces are
detected, this mode gives setting priority to the
faces of family members whose faces have
been registered using Record Family.
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6. When you are ready to shoot, press the
Performing a face recognition recording
operation (Normal Mode)
shutter button the rest of the way.
The camera will adjust its settings so the framed faces are
of proper brightness.
1. Enter a REC mode.
2. Press [S] (
[S] (
) once.
NOTE
• Half pressing the shutter button to perform face recognition
while “
(Tracking)” (page 131) is selected for the AF
area will cause the focus frame to follow the movement of
the face.
)
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Face Detection:
Normal” and then press [SET].
4. Point the camera at the
subjects.
The camera will detect the
faces of any people in the
image. The detected faces all
will be bounded by frames
after detection is complete.
5. Half-press the shutter button.
The focus frame of the face that is focused becomes green.
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5. When the message “Face recognition
Using the Family First Mode to Give
Priority to Particular Faces
successful!” appears, use [S] and [T] to
select “Save” and then press [SET].
■ Using Record Family to Pre-record Face
Data
This will record the face data and return to the recording
screen.
• To re-record the face data, select “Cancel”.
To use the Family First mode, you need to pre-record facial data
for the friends and family members to which you want to give
priority.
NOTE
• You can have up to six sets of face data recorded in the
camera.
• Face data is stored in the camera’s built-in memory, in a
folder named “FAMILY” (page 260). Any manipulation of
the data in the “FAMILY” folder can cause the camera to
stop operating properly. Never delete or edit any data in the
“FAMILY” folder.
1. Enter a REC mode.
2. Press [S] (
) once.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Record Family”
and then press [SET].
4. Point the straight at
the person whose face
you want to record,
adjust as required to
the face fits within the
frame on the monitor
screen, and then press
the shutter button.
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■ Using Edit Family to Assign a Priority Level
to Recorded Face Data
5. Use [W] and [X] to select a name, and then
press [T].
• You can select any one of 12 preset names to face data.
After recording face data, you can assign a name and a priority
level that controls how the data is applied when shooting a
snapshot.
6. Use [W] and [X] to select the priority level you
want and then press [SET].
1. Enter a REC mode.
2. Press [S] (
• You can select any one of four levels, from “
(Lowest) to “
” (Highest). Selecting “
(Disabled) will disable face recognition.
) once.
”
”
3. Use [W] and [X] to
select “
Edit
Family” and then press
[SET].
This display the face data
editing screen.
4. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the face
data you want to edit, and then press [SET].
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■ Shooting a Snapshot using Recorded and
Edited Face Data
Deleting recorded face data
Perform the following steps when you want to delete recorded
face data.
1. Enter a REC mode.
After you record and edit face data, you can use it to shoot
photographs. The camera will record images in accordance with
the priority levels you configured for each set of face data.
2. Press [S] (
1. Enter a REC mode.
) once.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Edit Family”
2. Press [S] (
and then press [SET].
) once.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Face
Recognition: Family First” and then press
[SET].
4. Press [MENU].
5. Use the procedures under “Deleting a Specific
File” (page 205) and “Deleting All Files” (page
206) to delete the face data you want.
4. Point the camera at the
subjects.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU].
The camera will detect the
faces of the people whose
face data has been saved in
camera memory. The
detected faces all will be
bounded by frames after detection is complete.
• The frames will be colored according to the priority level
of the face: White (lowest), yellow, or green (highest). A
green frame indicates the highest priority face when the
image is recorded.
NOTE
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 218)
deletes all the recorded face data.
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5. Half-press the shutter button.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
and then press [SET].
This will focus on the face with the highest priority (the one
with the green frame) and adjust its brightness. When
focusing is complete, a green focus frame will appears at
the faces that were indicated by green frames in step 4
above.
6. When you are ready to shoot, press the
shutter button the rest of the way.
NOTE
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Minimize face detection time. Up to five
faces can be detected.
Speed
Allow detection of a maximum of five to
ten faces.
Quantity
NOTE
• Be sure to select “
(Tracking)” for the AF area
whenever “Family First” is selected as the face recognition
mode (page 131).
• Selecting “Quantity” while using the Normal mode will
make it possible to detected smaller faces at a greater
distance than when “Speed” is selected.
Selecting the Face Detection Method (Priority)
Use the following procedure to specify whether you want to give
priority to faster speed or a higher number of faces during face
detection.
1. Enter a REC mode.
2. Press [S] (
) once.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
Priority” and
then press [SET].
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• Face recognition in the Family First mode may be slower than
in the Normal mode because the camera needs time to
determine whether the faces in the image are the same as the
recorded faces. Also, compared with the Normal mode, the
Family First mode will not be able to recognize faces that are
far away and small.
• If the camera is unable to find a face when you press the
shutter button, it will focus on the center of the screen.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the
focus mode when shooting with face recognition. Use of no
other focus mode is supported.
• When shooting with the camera held sideways (for a portrait
orientation shot), face recognition may take more time when
shooting with the camera held normally (landscape
orientation).
• Face recognition cannot be used in combination with any of
the following features.
– Images recorded with certain BEST SHOT scenes
(Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Old
Photo, ID Photo, Layout, Auto Framing, Monochrome,
Retro, Twilight)
– Movie mode, MOVIE BEST SHOT mode, Voice Recording
mode
Face Recognition Precautions
• The maximum number of faces that can be detected at one
time is five when “Speed” is selected for the “Priority” setting,
and ten when “Quantity” is selected.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– A face that is partially obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat,
etc
– A face that is shaded from the light
– A profile of a face that is not shot straight on
– A face that is tilted left or right
– A face that is very far away or very small
– A face that is very close or very large
– A face in an area that is very dark
• Face detection is not supported for animals or other nonhuman subjects.
• Even if you have the face of a family member recorded, the
person’s facial expression, shooting conditions, or other
factors can make proper recognition (highest priority
assignment) impossible.
• Face recognition can be improved by recording multiple
versions of the same person’s face indoors and outdoors, with
different expressions, and at different angles.
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• The following functions are disabled when shooting with face
recognition.
– Multi AF
– Continuous Shutter
– Histogram
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SHOOTING A MOVIE
Movie Image Quality
Before shooting a movie, you should specify a movie image
quality setting. Movie image quality is a standard that
determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity of a movie during
playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HQ) setting will result
in better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time
you can shoot.
• Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording.
Image Quality
(pixels)
Approximate
Data Rate
Approximate
Data Rate
Frame Rate
LP
845 Kilobits/
second
20 frames/
second
320 × 240
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “
Quality” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the quality setting
you want and then press [SET].
Frame Rate
5.8 Megabits/
640 × 480
second
20 frames/
second
UHQ Wide 848 × 480
7.0 Megabits/
second
20 frames/
second
HQ
640 × 480
2.8 Megabits/
second
20 frames/
second
HQ Wide
848 × 480
3.4 Megabits/
second
20 frames/
second
Normal
640 × 480
1.4 Megabits/
second
20 frames/
second
UHQ
Image Quality
(pixels)
• The “
” indicator is on the monitor screen while “UHQ
Wide” or “HQ Wide” is selected for the quality setting.
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Movie File Formats
Shooting a Movie
Movies normally are recorded using H.264/AVC MOV format.
Movies you shoot with your camera can be played back on a
computer using QuickTime 7.
Audio is also recorded while you shoot a movie. Audio is
monaural.
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
Movie Size
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
The following shows the approximate movie file size for a oneminute movie.
Image Quality
Approximate Size
UHQ
42.3 MB
UHQ Wide
51.1 MB
HQ
20.3 MB
HQ Wide
24.7 MB
Normal
10.2 MB
LP
6.2 MB
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
(Movie)” and
then press [SET].
This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
4. Press the shutter
Remaining Recording Time
button to start
shooting the movie.
• “
” is displayed while
movie recording is in
progress.
Recording Time
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5. Press the shutter button again to stop
Shooting with MOVIE BEST SHOT
shooting.
With MOVIE BEST SHOT (page 108), you select the preset
scene that is closest to the one you want to shoot, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. Selecting the “Night Scene”
MOVIE BEST SHOT scene, for example, sets the camera to
shoot bright, clear images at night.
Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording. Movie
recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes
full before you stop movie recording by pressing the shutter
button.
Anti Shake Movie Recording
Turning on Anti Shake for movie recording causes the view
angle to become smaller. Anti Shake reduces the effects of hand
movement only. It does not limit the effects of subject movement
(page 137).
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• Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital zoom
only is available while shooting a movie. If you want to use a
particular optical zoom setting, make sure you select it before
you press the shutter button to start movie recording (page
74).
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more
pronounced when you shoot close up or a large zoom factor.
Because of this, use of a tripod is recommended under these
conditions.
• When the subject is outside the camera’s focus range,
focusing is not possible and the image will be out of focus.
• The angle of view for movies is less than that for snapshots.
Movie Recording Precautions
• You cannot use flash while shooting a movie.
• 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 results are not possible when the camera is too far
away from what you are trying to record.
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button
noise to be picked up in the audio.
Microphone
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate
malfunction. The band will be recorded in the case of a movie.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped. “
” and
“
” flash on the monitor screen during recording to let you
know when a frame has been dropped. Use of a memory card
with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second
is recommended.
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4. Press [BS].
Using Short Movie
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Short
Short Movie shoots a movie that starts four seconds before the
shutter button is pressed and ends four seconds after it is
pressed.
• Since four seconds of action before the shutter button is
pressed are recorded, Short Movie is a good way to make
sure you don’t miss the action of kids or other active subjects.
• You can also use MOTION PRINT (page 192) to extract still
images of Short Movie scenes.
Movie” scene and then press [SET].
Pressing the shutter button at this point will shoot a Short
Movie with a 4-second first part and a 4-second second
part.
6. With the camera pointed at the subject, press
the shutter button.
This will shoot a Short Movie that for about four seconds,
and then stop shooting automatically. The total length of the
Short Movie will be eight seconds (four seconds before the
shutter button was pressed plus four seconds after it was
pressed). To stop movie recording, press the shutter button
again.
Shutter button pressed.
Short Movie
Recording Start
Four seconds
Four seconds
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
(Movie)” or “
(MOVIE BEST SHOT)”, and then press [SET].
This causes “
screen.
” or “
” to appear on the monitor
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Using Past Movie
IMPORTANT!
• Movie data is continually recorded and stored in a buffer
before you press the shutter button. Keep the camera
pointed at the subject. Then at the right moment, press the
shutter button. When you press the shutter button, the
remaining recording time of part two of the Short Movie
counts down on the monitor screen.
Past Movie is similar to a normal movie, except that it captures
about five seconds of whatever happened in front of the lens
before the shutter button was pressed to start shooting. Past
Movie is a great way to make sure that you never just miss that
special moment because you press the shutter button too late.
Shutter button pressed.
Shutter button pressed.
Movie
Recording Start
Recording End
Past Part Approximately 5 seconds
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
(Movie)” or “
(MOVIE BEST SHOT)”, and then press [SET].
This causes “
screen.
” or “
” to appear on the monitor
4. Press [BS].
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5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Past
Movie” scene and then press [SET].
6. With the camera pointed at the subject, press
the shutter button.
7. Press the shutter button again to stop
shooting.
Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory
becomes full before you press the shutter button.
IMPORTANT!
• When Past Movie is selected, the camera continually
updates an internal buffer that holds about five seconds of
movie images of what has happened in front of the
camera’s lens. When you press the shutter button, your
movie will start with the buffer’s current contents and
continue from there. Be sure to keep the camera still and
pointed in the direction of the subject for some time before
you press the shutter button to start shooting.
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USING BEST SHOT
■ Selecting a Sample Scene
With BEST SHOT, you simply select the sample scene that is
like the one you are trying to shoot, and the camera sets up
automatically. Even difficult backlight scenes (which result in the
main subject being too dark if set up improperly) come out
looking great!
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
Boundary (Currently Selected Sample Scene)
■ Some Sample Scenes
• Portrait
• Scenery
Scene Name
Scene Number
Example: BEST SHOT mode scene list
• Night Scene
• Night Scene Portrait
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• This will enter the BEST SHOT mode or MOVIE BEST
SHOT mode and display a list of sample scenes as
shown below.
Current REC Mode
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
boundary to select the scene you want to
select.
• Pressing [S] or [T] while the boundary is at the edge of
the screen will scroll to the next screen of BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Sliding the zoom controller towards [
] or [
] will
display text that explains the settings configured by the
selected scene. Slide the zoom controller towards [
]
or [
] again to return to the scene selection screen
(page 111).
Displayed Sample
Scenes
(Snapshot)
(BEST SHOT)
A
(Aperture AE)
S
(Shutter Speed AE)
M
(Manual Exposure)
BEST SHOT mode scene
list
3. Press [SET] to apply the settings of the
(Voice Recording)
(Movie)
(MOVIE BEST SHOT)
selected scene and return to the recording
screen.
MOVIE BEST SHOT mode
scene list
• 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.
4. Press the shutter button.
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• You can change the camera settings that are made when
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. If
you think you will later need to use a particular camera
setup you configured, save it as a BEST SHOT user setup
(page 112).
NOTE
• You also can press [SET], select the top option (Recording
mode) in the control panel, and then select either
(BEST SHOT) or
(MOVIE BEST SHOT) (page 62).
IMPORTANT!
• Night Scene, Fireworks scenes use slow shutter speeds.
Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital
noise in the image, the camera automatically performs a
digital noise reduction process on slow shutter images.
Because of this, such images take longer to store after you
press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation
while an image is being stored. 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 260).
• BEST SHOT scenes 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.
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Displaying Detailed Information about a BEST
SHOT Scene
NOTE
• If you select a scene by pressing [SET] while the
description screen is displayed, the same description
scene will appear the next time you press [BS] to view
BEST SHOT sample scenes.
To find out more about a scene,
select it with the red boundary on
the scene selection screen and
then slide the zoom controller
towards [
] or [
].
The following are the different operations you can perform
while the scene description screen is on the display.
• To return to the scene selection screen, slide the zoom
controller towards [
] or [
] again.
• To scroll through available BEST SHOT scenes, use [W] and
[X].
• To select the currently displayed scene and configure the
camera with its settings, press [SET].
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■ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Scenes
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save” and then
press [SET].
You can use the procedure below to save the setups of
snapshots or movies that you shot as BEST SHOT scenes. After
that, you can recall a setup whenever you want to use it.
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall
User Scene”, along with a scene number.
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
IMPORTANT!
• If you are shooting snapshots and the camera’s current
recording mode setting is
(Snapshot),
(BEST
SHOT), A (Aperture AE), S (Shutter Speed AE), M
(Manual Exposure), or
(Voice Recording), press
[BS].
• If you are shooting a movie and the camera’s current
recording mode setting is
(Movie) or
(MOVIE
BEST SHOT), press [BS].
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 218)
deletes all the user BEST SHOT scene files.
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “BEST
SHOT” (Register User Scene) and then press
[SET].
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot or
movie whose setup you want to register.
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Deleting a BEST SHOT User Scene
NOTE
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a BEST
SHOT user scene.
• Registering a snapshot creates a snapshot setup, while
registering a movie creates a movie setup. A snapshot
setup can be used to shoot snapshots only, and a movie
setup can be used to shoot 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 BEST SHOT scenes are assigned numbers in the
sequence: U1, U2, U3, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are included in a user
snapshot scenes:
Face Recognition, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash,
ISO, Metering, Dynamic Range, Portrait Refiner, Flash
Intensity, Flash Assist, Filter, Sharpness, Saturation,
Contrast
• The following are the settings that are included in a user
movie scene:
Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Filter, Sharpness,
Saturation, Contrast
• You can store up to 999 BEST SHOT user scenes.
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory
(page 260) in the SCENE folder (snapshots) or MSCENE
folder (movies).
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1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
• If the camera’s current recording mode setting is
(Snapshot),
(BEST SHOT), A (Aperture AE), S
(Shutter Speed AE), M (Manual Exposure), or
(Voice
Recording), pressing [BS] will display snapshot sample
scene list.
• If the camera’s current recording mode setting is
(Movie) or
(MOVIE BEST SHOT), pressing [BS] will
display movie sample scene list.
2. Slide the zoom controller towards [
[
] or
] to display its explanation screen.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the BEST SHOT user
scene you want to delete.
4. Press [T] (
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5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
Taking Bright Images without Flash
press [SET].
The BEST SHOT “High Sensitivity” scene makes it possible for
you to take natural looking images without using the flash, even
when lighting is low
This will delete the BEST SHOT user scene you selected
and display the next screen (either the next user scene or
the Register User Scene).
6. Use [W] and [X] to select another scene and
then press [SET].
• This returns to the recording state.
Normal Snapshot (With flash) Snapshot with High Sensitivity
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “High
Sensitivity” scene and then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
High Sensitivity will remain selected until you select a
different BEST SHOT scene.
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Shooting Images of Business Cards
and Documents (Business Shot)
IMPORTANT!
• High Sensitivity is disabled following an automatic flash
operation using the “Auto Flash” or “Red Eye” setting, or
while the flash setting is “Flash On” or “Soft Flash”.
• Shooting with High Sensitivity can cause an image to
appear somewhat coarser than normal and can cause
slight deterioration of image resolution.
• The desirable level of image brightness may not be
possible under very dark conditions.
• When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to
protect against the effects of hand movement.
• The camera sometimes performs an automatic noise
reduction operation to reduce digital noise in images
recorded under certain lighting conditions. This operation
causes the camera to take longer than normal to store the
image and be ready for the next shot.
Shooting a business card, document, whiteboard, or similarly
shaped object from an angle can cause the subject to appear
misshaped in the resulting image. The BEST SHOT Business
Shot scenes correct the shape of rectangular objects so they
appear natural.
Before Keystone Correction
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■ Shooting an Image Using a Business Shot
Scene
BEST SHOT has two Business Shot scenes from which to
choose.
• Business cards and
documents
• White board, etc.
1. After selecting either
of the BEST SHOT
Business Shot
scenes, compose the
image and press the
shutter button to
shoot.
This displays a screen that shows all of the rectangular
shapes in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone
correction.
A red boundary will surround the currently selected
correction candidate. If there is a black boundary, it means
that the black boundary is indicating a second possible
candidate. If there is no second candidate (black boundary),
jump directly to step 3.
• If the camera is unable to detect any keystone correction
candidate at all, the message “Cannot correct image!” will
appear on the monitor screen momentarily and then the
camera will save the image as-is (uncorrected).
■ Selecting a Business Shot Scene
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the
“Business cards and documents” or the
“White board, etc.” scene and then press
[SET].
Whichever you select will remain in effect until you select a
different BEST SHOT scene.
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2. Use [W] and [X] to select the candidate you
IMPORTANT!
want to use for correction.
• Make sure the entire object you are trying to shoot (correct)
is enclosed within the monitor screen. The camera will not
be able to detect the shape of the object correctly unless it
is enclosed entirely within the monitor screen.
• Correction will not be possible if the subject is the same
color as its background. Make sure the object is against a
background that allows its outline to stand out.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with a Business
Shot scene. However, you can use optical zoom.
• The maximum Business Shot image size is 2M (1600 ×
1200 pixels), even if the camera is configured for a larger
image size. When the camera is configured to record
images smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels), Business
Shot scenes will produce images in accordance with the
currently specified image size.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
This will correct the image and store the resulting
(corrected) image.
• To cancel the correction operation, select “Cancel”.
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■ Shooting an Image Using the ID Photo Scene
Shooting ID Photographs
1. On the monitor screen,
You can use this procedure to shoot a portrait and then print it
out in a variety of different standard ID photo sizes.
The following are the ID photo sizes that are included on the
printout.
30 × 24mm, 40 × 30mm, 45 × 35mm, 50 × 40mm, 55 × 45mm
compose the image by
positioning the subject
within the on-screen
frame and then press
the shutter button to
shoot an initial
temporary image.
■ Selecting the ID Photo Scene
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
• The initial temporary image is not saved in memory. The
final image is saved in memory when you perform step 3,
below.
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “ID
Photo” scene and then press [SET].
ID Photo will remain selected until you select a different
BEST SHOT scene.
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2. Align the guidelines that appear on the
3. When everything is the way you want, press
monitor screen with the subject in the
recorded image.
[SET].
This saves the image in memory.
IMPORTANT!
Head Line
• An ID photo is always saved as 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels),
regardless of the camera’s current image size setting.
Oval Boundary
Chin Line
Align the subject so the head fills the oval boundary. Also
make sure that the subject’s head is within the head line and
the chin line.
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To do this:
Perform this
operation:
Move the subject up, down, left,
and right
Use [S], [T], [W], [X].
Enlarge the subject
Slide zoom controller
towards [
].
Reduce the size of the subject
Slide zoom controller
towards [
].
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■ Printing an ID Photo
Restoring an Old Photograph
Printing an ID photo image will print the same image in various
sizes on a single sheet of paper. Then you can cut out the
image(s) you want to use.
With Old Photo, you can record the image of an old, faded
photograph and then use the camera’s built-in advanced digital
camera technology to restore it.
IMPORTANT!
■ Before Recording with Old Photo
• The ID photo sizes provided here are not exact. Actual
sizes may be slightly larger.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to print on 4" × 6" size
paper. Images may not print at the proper sizes if another
size of paper is used.
• 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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• Make sure the entire photograph you are trying to record is
enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the photograph is against a background that
allows its outline to stand out, and that it fills the monitor
screen to the maximum extent possible.
• Make sure that light is not reflecting off the surface of the
original photograph when recording it.
• If the old photograph is portrait orientation, be sure to
compose the image with the camera in landscape (horizontal)
orientation.
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■ Recording an Image with Old Photo
NOTE
• When the camera is at an angle to the photograph you are
recording, the shape of the photograph may appear
distorted in the recorded image. Auto keystone correction
corrects for this distortion, which means that a photograph
appears normal even if you record it at an angle.
1. Press the shutter
button to shoot the
image.
• This displays a photograph
contour confirmation
screen and then saves the
original recorded image.
An error message will appear (page 280), without
displaying the photograph contour confirmation screen, if
the camera is unable to find the contour of the
photograph.
■ Selecting the Old Photo Scene
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the “Old
Photo” scene and then press [SET].
“Old Photo” will remain selected until you select a different
BEST SHOT scene.
2. Use [W] and [X] to select the candidate you
want to correct.
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Trim” and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• Digital zoom is disabled while recording with Old Photo.
However, you can use optical zoom.
• When recording the image of a photograph, the camera will
not be able to recognize the shape of the photograph in the
following cases.
– When part of the photograph extends outside of the
monitor screen
– When the subject is the same color as the background it
is placed upon
• The maximum Old Photo image size is 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels). When the camera is configured to record images
smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels), Old Photo will
produce images in accordance with the currently specified
image size.
• Under certain conditions, restored colors may not produce
the desired results.
This displays a cropping boundary on the monitor screen.
• To cancel the correction operation, select “Cancel”.
4. Move the zoom
controller left and
right to zoom the
cropping boundary.
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
selection boundary to the desired location and
then press [SET].
The camera will correct color automatically and save the
corrected image.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image,
select and area that is smaller than the original image.
• To cancel the restoration operation at any point and save
the image as-is, press [MENU].
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1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
Recording Snapshots into a Multiimage Layout (Layout Shots)
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “Layout”,
and then press [SET].
You can create a multi-snapshot image by recording snapshots
into the frames that are arranged in a preset pattern. This lets
you create album-like arrangements of related images in a
single image. BEST SHOT scenes are available with three
frames and two frames.
• Layout (Two Images)
3. Use [W] and [X] to select a background color.
4. Press the shutter
button to record the
first image.
• Layout (Three Images)
The camera will record the
first snapshot and then get
ready for the next one.
Frame
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5. Press the shutter button again to record the
IMPORTANT!
next snapshot.
• Only the final multi-snapshot image is saved in camera
memory. The individual snapshots are not saved.
• The size of the multi-snapshot image for this operation is
fixed automatically at 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels).
• While Layout Shot is being used, the setup of the camera is
changed automatically as shown below.
– ISO Sensitivity: Auto (fixed)
– AF Area: Spot (fixed)
• The following functions are disabled during Layout Shot.
– Digital Zoom
– Self-timer
– Continuous Shutter
• If you are shooting into a three-frame layout, press the
shutter button a third time to record the third image.
• Pressing [SET] during steps 4 or 5 of the above
procedure will toggle between the layout screen (the one
with the frames on it) and a screen that uses the entire
display area to compose the image you are shooting.
• To clear the currently recorded Layout images and restart
an ongoing Layout operation, press [MENU]. Next,
continue from step 4 above.
• You cannot save a multi-snapshot image unless there are
snapshots recorded in each of the available frames.
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3. Align the focus frame
Auto Tracking a Moving Subject (Auto
Framing)
Focus frame
with the subject you
want to focus on and
then half-press the
shutter button.
With auto tracking, a boundary area follows a moving subject,
making it easy to snap an image with the subject in the center.
• The focus frame and the
cropping boundary will
follow the subject as it
moves.
• Focusing of the subject
continues to be performed
while you keep the shutter
button half pressed.
1. In a REC mode, press [BS].
2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select “Auto
Framing”, and then press [SET].
Cropping boundary
4. Press the shutter button all the way to record
the image.
• This will record the area enclosed within the cropping
boundary.
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IMPORTANT!
• Only the part of the image within the cropping boundary will
be recorded.
• The image size for this operation is fixed automatically at
5M (2560 × 1920 pixels).
• The following functions are disabled during Auto Framing.
– Timestamp
– Self-timer
– Normal-speed Continuous Shutter, High-speed
Continuous Shutter, Flash Continuous Shutter
• Auto Framing may not be able to follow a fast-moving
subject. If this happens, release the shutter button, re-align
the focus frame with the subject, and then half-press the
shutter again.
• When shooting with “Auto Framing”, the image size is fixed
at 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels) and the Undeteriorated Image
Quality Range is 3X (page 75).
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
Changing the Focus Mode
Your camera provides you with the five focus modes described below. The initial factory default focus mode is Auto Focus.
Focus Mode Description
Focus Range*
Auto
Focus
Automatic focus when the shutter button is half-pressed.
Auto adjustment
During movie recording, the Auto Focus mode is disabled. (Approximately 40 cm to
(1.3' to
))
• Minimum distance position varies with optical zoom.
Macro
(Close-up)
Used for close-up shooting. Macro Focus becomes fixed
focus while shooting a movie.
Auto adjustment (6 cm to 50 cm (2.4" to 19.7"))
• Minimum distance position varies with optical zoom.
Pan
Focus
Pan Focus (PF) is available during movie recording only.
Fixed focus for relatively wide-range focusing.
Fixed distance
• Focus range varies with optical zoom position.
Infinity
Focus
Focus is fixed at infinity. Use this mode when shooting
scenery and other faraway images.
Infinity
Manual
Focus
Focus is performed manually.
• Focus range varies with optical zoom factor.
Optical Zoom Factor
Range
1X
6 cm to
3X
30 cm to
(0.2' to
(1.0' to
)
)
* “Focus Range” indicates distance from the lens surface.
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Perform the following steps to change the focus mode.
Using Auto Focus
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus and then halfpress the shutter button.
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Focus” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to
This camera will perform the focus operation.
You can tell if the image is in focus by checking the
operation lamp and the focus frame color.
Focus Mode Icon
select the focus mode
setting you want and
then press [SET].
An icon appears on the
monitor screen to indicate the
current focus mode.
• See the following pages of
this section for details
about shooting with each
focus mode.
Operation Lamp
Focus Frame
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Status
Operation Lamp
Focus Frame
Focusing
Complete
Lit Green
Green
Not Focused
Flashing Green
Red
ADVANCED SETTINGS
2. When the image is focused, press the shutter
Using Macro Focus
button the rest of the way to shoot.
1. Half-press the shutter button to focus the
IMPORTANT!
image.
• During movie recording, the Auto Focus mode is disabled
and the camera switches to the Pan Focus mode
automatically.
The focus operation is the same as that for Auto Focus.
2. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button the rest of the way to shoot.
NOTE
IMPORTANT!
• When proper focusing is not possible because the subject
is closer than the Auto Focus range, the camera will switch
to the Macro Focus range automatically (Auto Macro).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while
shooting with Auto Focus, a value will appear on the
monitor screen as shown below to tell you the focus range.
Example:
cm –
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range value.
• Use of the flash along with Macro Focus can cause the light
of the flash to become blocked, which can produce
unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Macro Focus becomes fixed focus while shooting a movie.
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NOTE
• When Macro Focus cannot focus properly because the
subject is too far away, the camera will switch to the Auto
Focus range automatically (Auto Macro).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while
shooting with Macro Focus, values will appear on the
monitor screen as shown below to tell you the focus range.
Example:
cm –
cm
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range values.
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Auto Focus and Macro Focus Shooting Tips
Select this
setting:
To do this:
Changing the Auto Focus Area
Use the following procedure to change the metering area used
for Auto Focus (AF).
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you
want and then press [SET].
To do this:
Use a small area in the center of the
screen for metering
• This setting is best when you want to
use focus lock (page 133).
Select this
setting:
When the shutter button is half-pressed,
have the camera automatically select
one or more of nine possible focus
frames
• If the camera is able to focus on
multiple points, all applicable focus
frames turn green.
Multi
Half-pressing the shutter button focuses
the subject and also starts a focus
tracking operation that keeps the focus
frame on the subject as it moves.
Tracking
Spot
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NOTE
• When you select “
Multi” as the focus area, nine focus
frames appear on the monitor screen. The camera will
automatically determine the optimum focus frame(s),
which will change to green on the monitor screen.
Spot /
Tracking
Focus Frame
Multi
Focus Frame
• “
Multi” cannot be used in the Face Recognition
Normal mode or the Family First mode (page 93).
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2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
button half-pressed,
re-compose the image
as you like.
“Focus lock” 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.
• Use focus lock with “
Spot” or “
Tracking” focus.
1. Align the monitor
• When “
Tracking” is
selected as the Auto
Focus area, the focus
frame will move
automatically and follow
the subject.
Subject to be focused on
screen’s focus frame
with the subject you
want to focus on and
then half-press the
shutter button.
3. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button the rest of the way to shoot.
Focus Frame
NOTE
• Focus lock also causes exposure (AE) to be locked.
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4. Press the shutter button all the way down
Quick Shutter
without pausing.
If you press the shutter button all the way without waiting for
Auto Focus while Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera will
record the image using a high-speed focus operation that is
much faster than normal Auto Focus. This helps to avoid
missing a special moment while you wait for the camera to
Auto Focus.
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is
used.
Pressing the shutter button all the way without pausing at
the halfway type will record with Quick Shutter, without
performing the normal Auto Focus operation.
IMPORTANT!
• Quick Shutter will not work when you are using a very
high zoom factor. In this case, you should use Auto Focus
instead.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Quick Shutter” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you
want and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on Quick Shutter
On
Turn off Quick Shutter
Off
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Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus)
Using Manual Focus
Pan Focus (PF) is available during movie recording only. Pan
Focus fixes focus for a relatively wide focus range, which means
you can shoot without waiting for the Auto Focus operation to
finish.
With Manual Focus, the camera
automatically enlarges the subject
on the monitor screen, which
helps you manually adjust focus.
Manual focus can be used for
shoot such images as moving
trains. Before the train arrives,
manually focus on an electric pole
or some other object. Then when
the train passes the object you
focused on, you can shoot without
worrying about focus.
1. When you are ready to shoot, press the
shutter button all the way, without pausing.
Using Infinity Focus
As its name suggests, Infinity Focus fixes focus at infinity (
).
Use this mode when shooting scenery and other faraway
subjects. Infinity Focus also comes in handy when shooting from
a car or train window, or when shooting scenery or other
subjects that are difficult to focus properly with Auto Focus.
Yellow Boundary
1. While Manual focus is selected as the focus
mode, compose the image on the monitor
screen so the subject you want to focus on is
within the yellow boundary.
1. While Infinity Focus is selected as the focus
mode, press the shutter button to shoot.
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2. Use [W] and [X] to focus the image, as you
NOTE
view the results on the monitor screen.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation (page
73) while shooting with manual focus, a value will appear
on the monitor screen as shown below to tell you the
focusing range.
Example: MF
cm –
*
will be replaced by the actual focus range values.
At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge
and fill the monitor screen, which aids in focusing.
For this:
Press this button:
Closer focus
[W]
More distant focus
[X]
IMPORTANT!
• The monitor screen will return to step 1 if you do not
perform any operation for about two seconds.
• While Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode, the [W]
and [X] keys are used to adjust the focus setting. Any other
functions assigned to the [W] and [X] keys with Key
Customize (page 154) are not performed when you press
the keys during manual focus.
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
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3. Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want
Reducing the Effects of Hand and
Subject Movement
and then press [SET].
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce
image blur due to subject movement or hand 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.
Select this
setting:
When you want to do this:
Correct for the effects of both hand and
subject movement
Auto
Minimize the effects of hand movement
only
Camera
Shake
Increase sensitivity to minimize the
effects of subject movement only
Blur
Image
Confirm the Anti Shake effect on the
monitor screen while the shutter button is
half-pressed.
Recording is not performed when the
shutter button is pressed all the way.
• Turning off the camera cancels this
setting and changes it to the setting
that was selected before you changed
it to “
DEMO”.
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the fifth option from
the top in the operation panel (Anti Shake).
Turn off both features
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DEMO
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
• Camera Shake may not work well with a slow shutter
speed. If this happens, use a tripod to stabilize the camera.
Note that the CCD shift type camera shake correction
feature does not operate while you are recording on a
tripod. Select off for the “Anti Shake” setting or select “
Image Blur”.
• The camera sometimes performs an automatic noise
reduction operation to reduce digital noise in images
recorded under certain lighting conditions. This operation
causes the camera to take longer than normal to store the
image and be ready for the next shot.
• Only the “
Camera Shake” setting can be enabled in
the S mode (Shutter Speed AE) and M mode (Manual
Exposure) (page 88). At shutter speeds slower than four
seconds, “
Camera Shake” becomes disabled in the S
mode and M mode.
IMPORTANT!
• While the “Anti Shake” setting is “
Auto” or “
Camera Shake”, half pressing the shutter will cause the
camera to vibrate and emit an operation sound. This is the
sound of the operation the camera performs to prepare for
shake correction, and does not indicate malfunction.
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear
on the monitor screen when you half-press the shutter
button while “
Auto” or “
Image Blur” is selected for
Anti Shake. They do appear along with the image that is
displayed immediately after you record it so you can check
them.
• Imege Blur will not work unless the ISO setting (page 145)
is set to “Auto”.
• Shooting with Anti Shake 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 hand
or subject movement when movement is severe.
• You can also use Camera Shake to reduce the effects of
hand movement only while recording a movie. The effects
of subject movement are not limited (page 103).
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
Shooting with the REC Light
You can turn on the camera’s
REC light (AF assist/REC light/
self-time lamp) when shooting
where lighting is dim. You can
turn on the REC light while
shooting to illuminate your
subject.
and then press [SET].
AF assist/REC light/
self-time lamp
To have the REC light do this:
Select this
setting:
Always turn on the REC light when
recording
On
Turn off the REC light when recording
Off
• The “
” appears on the monitor screen while the REC
light is on.
■ To use the REC light to shoot a snapshot
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “REC Light” and then
press [X].
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■ To use the REC light to record a movie
IMPORTANT!
• Never look directly into the AF assist/REC light/self-timer
lamp or point it directly into the eyes of others.
• Never point the AF assist/REC light/self-timer lamp in the
direction of a person who is operating a motor vehicle.
• The effectiveness of the REC light is reduced in the case of
faraway subjects.
• Though the REC light can be use for illumination when
shooting snapshots, the REC light does not illuminate the
subject with the same brightness as the flash.
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the top option in the
operation panel (Recording mode).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “
(Movie)” or “
(MOVIE BEST SHOT)” and then press [SET].
4. Press [T] (
) once.
5. Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want,
and then press [SET].
6. Press the shutter button to record the movie.
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3. Use [W] and [X] to adjust the exposure
Correcting Image Brightness (EV
Shift)
compensation value.
[X]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best used
for light-colored subjects and backlit subjects.
* Increasing the EV value also works well with the
BEST SHOT “Backlight” scene.
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value)
before shooting it. This feature helps to achieve better results
when shooting a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
Exposure Compensation Value: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Unit: 1/3EV
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to
[W]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best for
dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on a
clear day.
select the second
option from the bottom
in the operation panel
(EV Shift).
EV Shift Value
To cancel exposure compensation, adjust the value until it
becomes 0.0.
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4. After the EV value is the way you want, press
Controlling White Balance
[SET] to apply it.
Shooting on a cloudy day can give your subject a blue cast,
while shooting under white fluorescent lighting can give your
subject a green cast. White balance corrects for different types
of lighting so the colors in your images always look natural.
The exposure compensation value you set remains in effect
until you change it.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions,
you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even
after performing exposure compensation.
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
the bottom in the operation panel (White
Balance).
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation while using multi-pattern
metering will cause the metering mode to switch
automatically to center weighted metering. The metering
mode will return to multi-pattern metering when you change
the exposure compensation value to 0.0 (page 146).
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control EV shift (page 154).
This comes in handy when adjusting exposure
compensation while viewing the on-screen histogram
(page 152).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the white balance
setting you want and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Let the camera adjust white balance
automatically
Select this
setting:
Daylight
Shoot outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in
the shade, etc.
Overcast
Shoot in the shadow of a building, in the
shade of trees, etc. on a clear day
Shade
Suppress color cast when shooting under
white or day white fluorescent lighting
N Day White
Fluorescent
Suppress color cast when shooting under
daylight fluorescent lighting
D Daylight
Fluorescent
Manually adjust white balance to suit a
particular light source
• For details, see “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually” (page 144).
• 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 you shooting conditions
(Daylight, Overcast, etc.)
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the white balance
setting (page 154).
• To select “Auto” with the control key (when the control key
is configured to select the auto white balance setting),
scroll through the settings until “ AWB ” appears on the
monitor screen.
AWB Auto WB
Shoot outdoors on a clear day
Suppress the appearance of light bulb
lighting
NOTE
Tungsten
MWB Manual WB
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■ Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
4. Under 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.
Under complex lighting conditions, the preset white balance
settings may not be able to produce natural looking colors.
When this happens, you can configure the white balance setting
manually for particular lighting conditions. Note that you will
need to have a plain white sheet of paper on hand when
performing the following procedure.
White sheet of paper
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the third option from
the bottom in the operation panel (White
Balance).
The camera will adjust white balance settings for the current
conditions, and display “Complete” when it is finished.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select “ MWB Manual WB”.
5. Press [SET] to register the white balance
This will display the subject that the lens is aimed at on the
monitor screen using the current manual white balance
settings. If you want to use the current settings, jump
directly to step 5.
settings and return to the shooting screen.
• The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off
the camera.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity
ISO sensitivity is a value that expresses sensitivity to light. A
larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is better for
shooting when available lighting is dim. If you want to use faster
shutter speeds, you should use a higher ISO sensitivity value.
Under certain conditions, a fast shutter speed in combination
with a high ISO sensitivity setting can cause digital noise, which
makes an image appear rough. For clean, good-quality images,
use the lowest possible ISO sensitivity setting.
To shoot with this level of
sensitivity:
Select this
setting:
Automatically selected by camera.
Auto
Low
ISO 50
ISO 100
ISO 200
High
1. In a REC mode, press [SET].
ISO 400
IMPORTANT!
• Using flash with high ISO sensitivity can cause problems
with subjects that close to the camera.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for movies, regardless
of the current ISO sensitivity setting.
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the ISO sensitivity
setting (page 154).
• “Anti Shake” Image Blur (page 137) operates properly only
when “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting.
2. Use [S] and [T] to select the sixth option from
the top in the operation panel (ISO Sensitivity).
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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Center Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the
center of the focus area to measure light. Use
this metering method when you want to exert
some control over exposure, without leaving
settings totally up to the camera.
Specifying the Metering Mode
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is
metered for exposure.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Metering” and
Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small
area. Use this metering method when you
want exposure to be set according to the
brightness of a particular subject, without
being affected by surrounding conditions.
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
Multi (Multi Metering)
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into
sections and measures the light in each
section for a balanced exposure reading. The
camera automatically determines shooting
conditions according to the measured lighting pattern, and
makes exposure settings accordingly. This type of metering
provides error-free exposure settings for a wide range of
shooting conditions.
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Reducing the Effects of Overexposure
and Underexposure
IMPORTANT!
• The metering mode will change to “Center Weighted”
automatically if you change the EV shift value (page 141) to
anything other than 0.0 while “Multi” is selected. The
metering mode will change back to “Center Weighted”
when the EV shift value is changed back to 0.0.
• When “Multi” is selected as the metering mode, the
icon will not be displayed on the monitor screen when you
return to a REC mode information display (page 265).
You can use the procedure below to expand the dynamic range,
which makes it possible to capture the bright areas of an image
while reducing the chance of overexposure and underexposure.
When shooting a subject that is back lit, for example, an
expanded dynamic range minimizes overexposure and
underexposure.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Dynamic Range”
• You can use the key customization feature to configure the
[W] and [X] buttons so they control the metering mode
setting (page 154).
C
and then press [X].
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3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Enhancing Human Skin Textures
and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Apply Dynamic Range to a greater
extent than “Expand +1”
Expand +2
Suppress overexposure and
underexposure
Expand +1
Do not suppress overexposure and
underexposure
Off
You can use the procedure below to reduce digital noise from
human skin in the recorded image and enhance its texture.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Portrait Refiner”
and then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
• You can also correct the dynamic range of a photograph
you have already shot (page 188).
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When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Enhance skin texture more than
“Noise Filter +1”
Noise Filter +2
Enhance skin texture
Noise Filter +1
Turn off skin texture enhancement
Off
ADVANCED SETTINGS
Using the Camera’s Color Filter
Effects
Controlling Image Sharpness
Use the following procedure to adjust the sharpness of subject
outlines in your images.
The camera’s filter feature lets you add color tints to your images
as you shoot them. The color effect look just like what you would
get by installing a color filter on the lens of the camera.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Sharpness” and
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
then press [X].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Color Filter” and
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
then press [X].
and then press [SET].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2
(sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
and then press [SET].
Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green,
Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
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i
Controlling Color Saturation
Adjusting Image Contrast
Use the following procedure to adjust the saturation of colors in
your images.
Use the following procedure to adjust the contrast of your
images.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Saturation” and
2. On the “Quality” tab, select “Contrast” and
then press [X].
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
and then press [SET].
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2
(most saturated) to –2 (least saturated).
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most
contrast between light and dark) to –2 (least contrast
between light and dark).
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Date Stamping Snapshots
IMPORTANT!
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with
Timestamp, you can do so later using the DPOF function
and the printing software function (page 226).
• Once date and time information is stamped in a print, it
cannot be edited or deleted.
• Use the “Date Style” setting (page 212) to specify the Year/
Month/Day format of the date.
• The recording date and time are determined in accordance
with the camera’s clock settings (pages 11, 211) when the
snapshot is recorded.
• Digital zoom is not supported while date stamping is turned
on.
• Date stamping is not supported for the following types of
images.
– Some BEST SHOT images (Auto Framing, Business
cards and documents, White board, etc., Old Photo, ID
Photo)
– Zoom Continuous Shutter
You can have the snapshot’s recording date only, or date and
time stamped in the lower right corner of the image.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Timestamp” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
Example: December 24, 2007, 1:25 p.m.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the date only (2007/12/24)
Date
Display the date and time (2007/
12/24 1:25pm)
Date&Time
Display nothing
Off
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Using the On-screen Histogram to
Check Exposure
NOTE
• You can use key customization to configure the [W] and [X]
buttons so they control the EV shift setting. Then you can
perform EV shift while viewing the results on the on-screen
histogram (page 154).
The on-screen histogram that provides a graphic representation
of the current exposure of the image. You can also display the
histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the exposure
levels of images.
■ How to Use the Histogram
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image
in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the
number of pixels, while the horizontal axis indicates lightness. If
the histogram appears too lopsided for some reason, you can
use EV shift to move it left or right in order to achieve better
balance. Optimum exposure can be achieved by EV shifting so
the graph is as close to the center as possible. For snapshots,
you can even display individual histograms for R (red), G
(green), and B (blue). These lines can be used to determine
whether there is too much or too little of each of the color
components in an image.
Histogram
1. Select either a REC mode or the PLAY mode.
You can turn histogram display on or off separately for a
REC and PLAY modes.
2. Press [DISP].
3. On the “Info.” tab, select “+Histogram” and
then press [SET].
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Example Histograms
An overall well-balanced histogram
results when the overall image is at
optimal lightness.
A histogram towards the left side
results when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too far to the
left may result in “black out” of the
dark areas of an image, as shown in
the nearby image.
IMPORTANT!
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee
optimum exposure. If you intentionally want to over expose
or under expose the image, you may not want a centered
histogram.
• Due to the limitations of exposure compensation, you may
not be able to achieve an optimum histogram configuration.
• Use of the flash and certain shooting conditions can cause
the histogram to indicate exposure that is different from the
actual exposure of the image when it was shot.
• This histogram does not appear when shooting with face
recognition (page 93).
A histogram towards the right side
results when the overall image is
light. A histogram that is too far to the
right may result in “white out” of the
light areas of an image, as shown in
the nearby image.
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Using Key Customize to Assign
Functions [W] and [X]
Other Useful Recording Functions
The following functions are also available in a REC mode to help
make your digital image more efficient and enjoyable.
• Assign functions to the [W] and [X] keys
• Display an on-screen grid for easy image composition
• Review an image you just recorded
• Register initial power up settings
• Reset settings
Key Customize lets you assign any one of the five functions
listed below to the [W] and [X] keys. Once you do, you will be
able to use the assigned functions while shooting snapshots or
movies, without going through the menus. For details about
each of the functions, see the referenced page numbers.
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When this function is
assigned:
You can use [W] and [X] to do
this:
Metering (page 146)
Change the metering setting
EV Shift (page 141)
Perform EV shifting for
exposure compensation
White Balance (page 142)
Change the white balance
setting
ISO (page 145)
Change the ISO sensitivity
setting
Self-timer (page 80)
Select the self-timer time
ADVANCED SETTINGS
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Displaying an On-screen Grid
2. On the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and then
The on-screen grid can be displayed on a REC mode monitor
screen for easy alignment when composing images.
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the function you
want to assign and then press [SET].
After you assign a function, you can control its setting using
the [W] and [X] keys.
Selecting “Off” leaves the [W] and [X] keys with no function
assigned.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Grid” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To do this:
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Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
ADVANCED SETTINGS
Displaying the Image You Just Recorded
(Image Review)
Using Icon Help
Icon help displays guidance text about an icon when you select it
on the monitor screen while in a REC mode.
• Icon help text is displayed for the following functions:
Recording mode, metering, flash mode, white balance, selftimer. Note, however, that metering, white balance, and selftimer icon help text appears only when “Metering”, “White
Balance”, or “Self-timer” respectively is assigned to the [W]
and [X] keys with the key customization feature (page 154).
When you purchase your camera, it is initially configured with
the Image Review feature turned on. Image Review displays the
image you just recorded so you can check it.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Review” and then
press [X].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
2. On a “REC” tab, select “Icon Help” and then
and then press [SET].
To configure the camera to do this
after an image is recorded:
Select this
setting:
Display the image for about one second
On
Nothing
Off
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this
setting:
Display icon help text next to the icon of
a function when you select the function
On
Turn off icon help
Off
ADVANCED SETTINGS
Using Mode Memory to Configure Power
On Default Settings
IMPORTANT!
• The icons listed below do not appear on the display while
icon help is turned off.
– Flash mode
icon (page 76)
– White balance AWB icon (page 142)
– Metering mode
icon (page 146)
You can configure the camera so it saves certain settings in
“mode memory” whenever it is turned off, and restores the
settings the next time you turn the camera back on. This keeps
you from having to configure the camera each time you turn it off
and on.
See step 4 of the setting procedure below for information about
the settings you can save with mode memory.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “Memory” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the item you want to
configure and then press [X].
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Setting
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Save the current setting when the
camera turned off, and restore it when
the camera is turned back on
Restore the optimum default when the
camera is turned on
Mode
Memory On
Mode Memory Off
REC Mode
Select this
setting:
On
Off
Snapshot
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Metering
Self-timer
Spot
Setting at
power off
Multi
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Focus mode before
manual focus was
selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
* Optical zoom position only.
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Resetting the Camera to Its Initial
Factory Defaults
IMPORTANT!
• The following are not initialized when you reset the camera
(page 270).
– Home Time setup
– World Time setup
– Adjust
– Date Style
– Language
– Video Out
Use the following procedure when you want to return to the
camera to its initial factory default settings, which are the ones
that are configured when you first purchase the camera. See
“Menu Reference” on page 268 for the initial factory default
setting for each menu item.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Reset” and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel”.
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• The file type icon that appears at the top of the monitor
screen depends on the type of file (snapshot, movie,
audio only, etc) that is currently displayed.
–
: Snapshot (page 160)
–
: Movie (page 162)
–
: Audio snapshot (page 161)
• See page 58 information about how to hide the image
information and view the image alone.
Viewing a Snapshot
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s
monitor screen.
1. Press [
] to enter
the PLAY mode.
2. Use [W] and [X] to scroll between images.
[
Press [X] to scroll forward and [W] to scroll back.
]
• This will display one of the snapshots in memory, along with
some information about the settings used to shoot it (page
267).
File Type Folder/File Names
[X]
[X]
[W]
[W]
Image Quality
Image Size
Date and Time
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Listening to the Audio of an Audio
Snapshot
NOTE
• Holding down [W] or [X] scrolls at high speed.
• The image that initially appears when scrolling may appear
to be a bit rough at first, but it will soon be replaced by an
image with better definition. Note that if you copy an image
from another type of digital camera, only a rough image
may be shown on the monitor screen.
You can use the following procedure to play the audio of an
audio snapshot. An audio snapshot is indicated by the “
” file
type icon.
1. Enter the PLAY mode
and then use [W] and
[X] to display the
audio snapshot whose
audio you want to
play.
To switch to a REC mode
Press [
].
2. Press [SET] to play the snapshot’s audio from
the camera’s built-in speaker.
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Audio Playback Controls
Viewing a Movie
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Hold down [X] or [W].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
Adjust volume
Use [S] and [T].
Change on-screen indicators
Press [DISP].
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
Use the following procedure to view a movie on the camera’s
monitor screen.
1. Enter the PLAY mode and then use [W] and
[X] to display the movie you want to play.
• Check the file type icon. The file type icon of a movie is
“
” (Movie) icon (page 267).
File Type
You can adjust volume while playback is in progress or paused
only.
Folder Name/File Name
Recording Time
Quality
The film-like frame that appears on the monitor screen
indicates that this is an image from a movie.
2. Press [SET] to start playback.
• The monitor screen will return to the selection screen in
step 1 after the end of the movie is reached.
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To switch to a REC mode
Press [
].
Movie Playback Controls
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse playback.
• Each press of either button increases
the speed of the fast forward or fast
reverse operation up to three steps.
Hold down [X] or
[W].
To do this:
Do this:
Zoom in up to 4.5X
• While an image is zoomed, you can use
[S] [T] [W] and [X] to move around and
view the parts of the image that do not
fit on the monitor screen.
Slide the zoom
controller in the
direction of [
]
(
).
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
Return from fast forward/fast reverse to
normal playback
Press [SET].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
When paused, scroll forward or back
frame-by-frame
• Hold down either button to scroll nonstop.
Press [X] or [W].
Adjust volume
• Volume can be adjusted only while
movie playback is in progress.
Use [S] and [T].
Toggle on-screen indicators on or off
Press [DISP].
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with
this camera.
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Playing Back a Movie with Anti Shake
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera
Use the following procedure when you want to play back a
movie with Anti Shake. Anti Shake is particularly useful when
you have the camera connected to a TV for viewing, since the
effects of camera movement are more evident on a big screen.
The slideshow feature lets you play the files stored in memory in
sequence, automatically.
You can configure the slideshow so it plays the files the way you
want.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “
Anti
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow” and
Shake”, and then press [X].
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “On”, and then
3. Configure the slideshow settings.
press [SET].
Use [S] and [T] to select an item and then configure it as
described below.
• When Anti Shake is turned on, the area of the monitor
screen used for playback is slightly smaller than normal.
4. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET].
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C
Images
(Select the
files you
want to
include in
the
slideshow.)
• All images: Includes all snapshots, movies,
and audio in memory.
•
Only: Includes snapshots and audio
snapshots only.
•
Only: Includes movies only.
• One Image: Includes only one specific
image (selected using [W] and [X]).
• Favorites: Includes snapshots in the
FAVORITE folder (page 201).
Time
(Specify the
time of the
slideshow,
from start to
finish.)
Use [W] and [X] to select one of the following
times (in minutes): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60.
Interval
(Select the
interval
between
slides.)
Use [W] and [X] 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, regardless of the interval
setting.
– When “MAX” is selected, only the first
frame of each movie is displayed, without
any playback of the audio.
Effect
(Select a
special
effect.)
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Use [S] and [T] to select the effect you want.
• Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Plays background
music and applies an image change effect.
– Pattern 1 through 4 use the same special
effects but each use different background
music. Pattern 5 uses different effects
from patterns 1 through 4.
– Selecting “Pattern 5” changes the
“Images” setting to “
Only” and
disables the “Interval” setting.
• Off: No background music plays and no
image change effect is performed.
The current effect setting is disabled
automatically in following cases.
– When the “Images” setting is “
Only”,
“One Image”, or “Favorites”.
– When the “Interval” setting is “MAX”, one
second, or two seconds.
– When the slide shows changes to or from
a movie file or a voice recording file.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Start” and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET] to start the slideshow.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is
switching from one image to another. Wait until an image is
stopped on the display before performing a button
operation. If a button does not work, wait a bit and try
again.
The slideshow is performed in accordance with the settings
you configured above.
• You can also scroll through images during a slide show
by pressing [X] (forward) and [W] (back). Note that this
operation is not possible when “Pattern 5” is selected for
the “Effect” setting.
• To adjust the level of audio volume during a slideshow,
use [S] and [T] to adjust the volume.
NOTE
• Selecting a movie when “One Image” is selected for
“Images” and then selecting a movie for the slideshow will
cause the movie to play back repeatedly within the time
specified by the slideshow “Time” setting.
• In image copied from a computer or an image recorded
with a different type of digital camera may remain on the
screen longer than the time specified by “Interval”.
To stop a slideshow
Press [SET]. This will return to the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [MENU] instead of [SET] stops the slideshow and
returns to the menu screen.
• Pressing [
] instead of [SET] stops the slideshow and
switches to a REC mode.
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■ Changing the Background Music
Transferring Background Music to the Camera
You can change from the built-in background music that plays
when you execute “Effect” to other background music.
You can select background music after its file has been saved to
the memory card or the camera’s built in memory.
● Supported File
File Types: IMA ADPCM format WAV files
Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
Audio: monaural
● Number of Files: 9
● File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Store the music files on your computer using the above
names.
1. Connect the camera to your computer (pages
235, 252).
• If you save a background music file to a memory card,
load the card into the camera.
2. Perform one of the following operations to
open the memory card or built-in memory.
• Windows
1 Based on your operating system, perform one of the
following steps.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Double-click “My
Computer”.
2 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.
• Macintosh
1 Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in
the camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a
drive.
IMPORTANT!
• Regardless of which effect pattern is selected, the
background music is looped.
• Depending on the BGM file format, some background
music data may not be playable.
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3. Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
IMPORTANT!
• The background music files will be loop played in
sequence.
• If both the memory card loaded in the camera and the
camera’s built-in memory contain background music files,
the files on the memory card are played.
• See the user documentation that comes with your
computer for information about moving, copying, and
deleting files.
4. Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created
and copy the background music file to it.
5. Disconnect the camera from the computer
(pages 241, 256).
● Folder Structure
Memory Card or Built-in Memory
DCIM
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
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(Background Music Folder)
(Background Music File)
(Background Music File)
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■ Playing a Slideshow on the USB Cradle
(Photo Stand)
2. Press the USB cradle’s
[PHOTO] button to start
the slideshow.
You can play a slideshow on the camera while it is mounted on
the USB cradle. This is a good way to enjoy a long slideshow,
without worrying about the camera’s battery going dead.
• Configure slideshow settings (page 164) before performing
the steps below.
• Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the USB cradle, and plug
it into a power outlet.
The slideshow is performed in
accordance with the settings
you configured with the
[PHOTO]
procedure on page 164. The
camera will turn off
automatically after the time you specified with the “Time”
setting elapses.
• You can change the slideshow setting by pressing
[MENU] while a slideshow is in progress. After
configuring the settings, press [MENU] again to restart
the slideshow.
• To adjust the level of audio volume during a slideshow,
use [S] and [T] to adjust the volume.
1. Turn off the camera and place it onto the USB
cradle.
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To stop a slideshow
Viewing Camera Images on a TV
Press the USB cradle’s [PHOTO] button. This will turn off the
camera.
Use the procedure below to view snapshots and movies on a TV
screen.
• You need to use the USB cradle and the AV cable that comes
with the camera to connect to a TV.
IMPORTANT!
• The battery does not charge while a slideshow is in
progress. To charge the battery, stop the slideshow.
• Do not remove the camera from the cradle while a
slideshow is in progress. Doing so can cause data to
become corrupted.
1. Connect the USB cradle to a TV.
AUDIO IN Jacks (White)
VIDEO IN Jack (Yellow)
Video
TV
Audio
NOTE
• You can connect the USB cradle to a TV and enjoy the
slideshow on a big screen. You can also connect to a video
recording device and record a slideshow (page 170).
White
Yellow
AV Cable
[AV OUT] (AV output port)
2. Turn off the camera and place it onto the USB
cradle.
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3. Turn on the TV and select its video input
To turn off the camera
mode.
You can turn off the camera by doing either of the following.
• Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button.
• Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one
where the USB cradle is connected.
4. Press [
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera and
enter the PLAY mode.
IMPORTANT!
• When connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to
configure the camera’s [
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 217).
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen
also appear on the TV screen.
You can use [DISP] to change the display contents.
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• 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.
Pressing [ON/OFF] or [
] (REC) will not turn on the
camera on the PLAY mode.
When the camera turns on in the PLAY mode, an image will
appear on the TV screen. The camera’s monitor screen will
not turn on.
5. Now you can perform the applicable operation
on the camera for the type of file you want to
play.
• At this point you could press the USB cradle’s [PHOTO]
button to start a slideshow (page 169).
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■ Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video
Output System
NOTE
• You can use the camera’s USB cradle to connect to a DVD
recorder or video deck and record images from the camera.
There are various different methods you can use in order to
connect to another device when recording images. The
following describes one method for connection using the
AV cable that comes with the camera.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN terminals.
– USB cradle: Connect to the [AV OUT] (AV output port)
– Camera: Place onto the cradle
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 165). When recording to DVD
recorder or video deck, you can turn off display information
(page 58) so indicators and other information is not
recorded along with the image.
To view the image that is being recorded, connect a TV or
other monitor to the DVD recorder or video deck that is
connected to the camera. For information about connecting
a monitor to the DVD recorder or video deck and about how
to record, see the user documentation that comes with the
DVD recorder or video deck you are using.
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.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Video Out” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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For this type of TV:
Select this video
output system:
Standard aspect ratio screen NTSC
TV (Japan, U.S., and other countries)
NTSC 4:3
Wide aspect ratio screen NTSC TV
(Japan, U.S., and other countries)
NTSC 16:9
Standard aspect ratio screen PAL TV
(Europe and other areas)
PAL 4:3
Wide aspect ratio screen PAL TV
(Europe and other areas)
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Zooming the Displayed Image
IMPORTANT!
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type
of TV you plan to use. You may also need to configure the
aspect ratio setting on your TV as well. Incorrect aspect
ratio settings on the camera and/or the TV can result in
abnormal image display.
• 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 will not display correctly on a TV or video
equipment that is not NTSC or PAL.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image currently on
the monitor screen up to eight times its normal size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
the snapshot you want to zoom.
2. Slide the zoom
controller towards
[
](
).
Zoom Factor
Image Area
You can use [S], [T], [W],
and [X] to move to a
different part of the image
after zooming.
Part of the image that is
currently displayed.
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To zoom back out, slide the zoom controller towards
[
](
).
Using the 12-image Screen
You can use the procedure below to display a screen that shows
12 images.
• If display indicators are turned on, an indicator in the lower
right corner of the monitor screen shows what part of the
zoomed image is currently displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Selection Boundary
slide the zoom
controller towards
[
](
).
To return to image to normal size
Press [MENU] or [BS].
This displays the 12-image
screen with a selection
boundary around the last
image that was on the
monitor screen.
IMPORTANT!
• Depending on the image size, some images may not be
able to be zoomed to the full 8 times normal size.
2. Select the image you want.
• Use [W] and [X] to scroll between 12-image screens.
• To view the full-screen version of a particular image, use
[S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the selection boundary to it
and then press [SET].
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2. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
Using the Calendar Screen
selection boundary to the date whose image
you want to view and then press [SET].
Use the following procedure to display a calendar, which shows
the first image recorded on each date of a particular month. This
screen helps to make searching for an image quicker and
easier.
This will display the first image recorded on that date.
NOTE
• The year and month on the calendar is displayed using the
same format as you selected for the “Date Style” setting
(page 212).
1. In the PLAY mode,
slide the zoom
controller towards
[
](
) twice.
This displays the calendar
screen.
• You can also display the
Year/Month
calendar by pressing
[MENU], selecting the
Selection Boundary
“PLAY” tab, selecting
“Calendar”, and then
pressing [X] to display the
calendar.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
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IMPORTANT!
• Note following points about how certain editing functions of
the camera affect the date with which the image is
associated on the calendar screen.
Performing this type of
editing operation:
Will associate the resulting
image with this date:
Keystone, Color
Correction, Resize,
Trimming, Copy, Layout
Print, MOTION PRINT
The date that the editing
operation was performed
Editing the date and time
of an image
The date that the original
image was recorded
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EDITING IMAGES
4. Use [S] and [T] to select an image size, and
Resizing a Snapshot
then press [SET].
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a
separate snapshot. The original snapshot is also retained. You
can resize a snapshot to any one of the following sizes.
Image Size (Pixels)
Larger
• When you select an image size, it will start to cycle
through the following information:
Image Size
Number of Pixels
Print Size
.
The print size indicates the optimum paper size for
printing a snapshot of the selected image size.
Print Size
5M* 2560 × 1920 A3 Print
3M
VGA
Smaller
5. After you press [SET] in step 4 to resize the
2048 × 1536 A4 Print
640 × 480
image, the monitor screen returns to step 3.
From there you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to
resize another image if you want.
E-Mail
• Optimum size for an image
to be attached to e-mail.
To exit the resize operation, select “Cancel”.
* M stands for “Mega”, which means “million”.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Resize” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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Cropping a Snapshot
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot resize a VGA (640 × 480 pixels) size image.
• Resizing a snapshot shot with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 3:2
will cause the left and right sides of the image to be cut off.
The aspect ratio of the resulting image will be 4:3.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot
will be the same as the recording date of the original
snapshot.
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.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the snapshot you
want to crop.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “Trimming” and
then press [X].
Zoom Factor
Represents Snapshot
Area
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
Part of image that is
currently displayed.
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4. Use the zoom controller to zoom, and [S], [T],
Keystone Correction
[W], and [X] to move around the zoomed
image to display the part you want to extract.
Use the following procedure to correct the snapshot of a
blackboard, document, poster, photograph, or other rectangular
object that is out of square because it was recorded at an angle.
Performing keystone correction on an image causes a new
(corrected) 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size image to be stored as a
separate file.
5. Press [SET] to extract the displayed part and
save it as a separate file.
• To exit the cropping procedure at any time before you
press [SET], press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
IMPORTANT!
through images and display the snapshot you
want to correct.
• 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 extracted image will be the same
as the recording date of the original snapshot.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Keystone” and
then press [X].
This displays screen that shows all of the rectangular
shapes in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone
correction.
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
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4. Use [W] and [X] to
Using Color Restoration to Correct the
Color of an Old Photograph
select the candidate
you want to correct.
Color restoration let you correct the old color of a photograph
shot with a digital camera. This function is useful for correcting
existing old photographs, posters, etc.
• Performing color restoration on an image causes a new
(restored) 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size image to be stored as
a separate file.
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
• Select “Cancel” to exit the procedure without performing
keystone correction.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the snapshot you
want to correct.
IMPORTANT!
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels) size, the new (corrected) version will be the same
size as the original one.
• When you display a corrected image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicate when the image
was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Color Correction”
and then press [X].
4. Use [W] and [X] to select the photograph
candidate you want.
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Trim”, and then
press [SET].
This displays a cropping boundary on the monitor screen.
• To exit color restoration without storing anything, select
“Cancel”.
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6. Move the zoom controller left and right to
IMPORTANT!
zoom the cropping boundary.
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200
pixels) size, the new (restored) version will be the same
size as the original one.
• When you display a restored image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicate when the image
was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.
7. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to move the
selection boundary to the desired location and
then press [SET].
The camera will correct color automatically and save the
corrected image.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image,
select and area that is smaller than the original image.
• To exit color restoration without saving anything, press
[MENU].
NOTE
• If you want to record the image of an old photograph with
this camera and restore the resulting image, see “Restoring
an Old Photograph” on page 120.
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5. When all the settings are the way you want,
Editing the Date and Time of an Image
press [SET] to apply them.
Use the procedure in this section to change the date and time of
a previously recorded image.
• After editing the time and date, display the image to
confirm that the date and time are correct.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image whose date and time you want to
edit.
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time
Stamp feature cannot be edited (page 151).
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is
protected. Unprotect the image and then edit the date and
time.
• You can specify any date in the range of January 1, 1980 to
December 31, 2049.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Date/Time” and
then press [X].
4. Set the date and the time you want.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the value at the cursor
location
Press [S] or [T].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [W] or [X].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour
timekeeping
Press [BS].
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Rotating an Image
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To rotate a
protected snapshot, first remove its protection (page 199).
• Zoomed images cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of a snapshot’s image will
be displayed on the 12-image screen and the calendar
screen.
Perform the following procedure to rotate the image currently on
the monitor screen. This feature comes in handy with a snapshot
that you shot using portrait (vertical) orientation. After rotating a
snapshot, you can return it to its original orientation, if you want.
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image
data. It simply alters how the snapshot is displayed on the
camera’s monitor screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation” and then
press [X].
• This operation can be performed only while a snapshot is
on the monitor screen.
3. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot whose
display image you want to rotate.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Rotate” and then
press [SET].
• Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90
degrees left.
5. When the displayed image is at the orientation
you want, press [MENU].
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3. On the “PLAY” tab,
Combining Multiple Snapshots into a
Single Image (Layout Print)
select “Layout Print”,
and then press [X].
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
You can use the following procedure to insert snapshots into the
frames of a layout and produce a new image that contains
multiple snapshots.
• Layout pattern (Two
Images)
• Layout pattern (Three
Images)
4. Use [W] and [X] to
select the type of
layout you want and
then press [SET].
5. Use [W] and [X] to select a background color.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to select
6. Press [SET].
the first snapshot you want to include in the
layout.
2. Press [MENU].
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7. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot for the
IMPORTANT!
layout and then press [SET].
• Layout Print is not supported when the image size is “3:2
(4000 × 2656 pixels)” or “16:9 (4000 × 2240 pixels)”.
• When you display a layout image on the camera’s monitor
screen, the date and time indicates when the last image
added to the layout was originally recorded, not when the
image was laid out.
• The size of the multi-snapshot image for this operation is
fixed automatically at 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels).
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all of the other frames
in the layout.
The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final
snapshot into it.
• Pressing [MENU] returns to the PLAY mode screen
without saving the layout image.
• You will not be able to save the new image unless there is
a snapshot in all of the layout frames.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select a white balance
Adjusting White Balance of a
Recorded Image
setting, and then press [SET] to apply it.
When you want the image to appear
like it was recorded under these
conditions:
You can use the white balance setting to select a light source
type for a recorded image, which will affect the colors of the
image.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to display
the image whose white balance setting you
want to change.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “White Balance”,
and then press [X].
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
Outdoors, fair weather
(Daylight)
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade,
etc.
(Overcast)
In a location where color temperature is
very high, like in the shade of a
building, etc.
(Shade)
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent lighting, without
suppressing color cast
N (Day
White
Fluorescent)
Under daylight fluorescent lighting,
while suppressing color cast
D (Daylight
Fluorescent)
Under incandescent lighting, while
suppressing color cast
(Tungsten)
Cancel white balance adjustment
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Select this
setting:
Cancel
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• Normally, the initially selected white balance setting on
the above menu is the one that was used when you
originally recorded the image. If you used the “Auto” or
“Manual” white balance setting when you recorded the
image, “Cancel” will be selected (page 142).
• If you select the same white balance setting as the one
you selected when you originally recorded the image,
pressing [SET] will exit the white balance adjustment
menu without changing the image.
Adjusting Image Brightness
Use the following procedure to adjust the brightness of
snapshots.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the one whose
brightness you want to adjust.
2. Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Brightness”,
• Adjusting the white balance of an image creates a new
image with the new white balance setting. The original
image also remains in memory.
• When you display an image whose white balance has been
adjusted on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and time
indicates when the image was originally recorded, not
when the white balance was adjusted.
and then press [X].
• Note that the above step is possible only when there is a
snapshot displayed on the monitor screen.
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4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want,
Reducing the Effects of
Underexposure
and then press [SET].
To get this:
Brighter
Select this setting:
You can use the following procedure to reduce underexposure
only, while maintaining the bright areas of an image.
+2
+1
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to select
the image you want to correct.
0
–1
Darker
2. Press [MENU].
–2
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Dynamic Range”,
• To cancel the brightness adjustment operation, press [W]
or [MENU].
and then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
IMPORTANT!
and then press [SET].
• Adjusting the brightness of an image creates a new image
with the new brightness level. The original image also
remains in memory.
• When you display a brightness adjusted image on the
camera’s monitor screen, the date and time indicates when
the image was originally recorded, not when the brightness
was adjusted.
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When you want to do this:
Select this
setting:
Apply Dynamic Range to a greater
extent than “Expand +1”
Expand +2
Reduce underexposure
Expand +1
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Editing a Movie on the Camera
IMPORTANT!
• Performing Dynamic Range correction on an image causes
the new (corrected) version to be stored as a separate file.
• When you display a corrected image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image was
corrected.
You can perform the following cut operations on the camera to
edit movies you have recorded.
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Operation
Description
Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current
location to the beginning of the movie.
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.
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1. Play back the movie you want to edit.
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The
original movie is not retained. Once you perform an editing
operation, you will not be able to undo it.
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• The movie editing operation is supported only for movies
that were recorded with this camera.
• 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 any files you no longer need to free up
more.
• Cutting a movie into two parts or splicing of two movies in
to a single movie cannot be performed on the camera.
2. Press [SET] to pause
playback.
• Check to make sure that
“
” (cut icon) is
displayed on the monitor
screen. If it isn’t, press
[SET] again.
Cut icon
3. Press [T].
• You could also perform the following steps in place of
steps 1 through 3 above.
1 In the PLAY mode, select the movie you want to edit
and then press [MENU].
2 On the “PLAY” tab, select “Movie Editing” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the cut operation
and then press [SET].
• To cancel movie editing, select “Cancel” and then press
[SET]. This will return to the paused movie playback
screen.
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5. Select the frame
6. Press [T] to perform the required cut
(point) where you
want to cut the movie.
operation(s).
Cut range (red)
To do this:
Press this button:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
[X] or [W]
Pause or unpause movie playback
[SET]
Scroll paused playback one frame
forward or back
[X] or [W]
For this type of cut
operation:
Do this:
Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Select the point up to which you
want to cut and then press [T].
Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Select the point from which you
want to cut and then press [T].
Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
1. Select the start point of the
center segment and then
press [T].
2. Select the end point of the
center segment and then
press [T].
• To cancel the cut operation, press [MENU]. This will
return to the screen in step 3.
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7. In response to the confirmation message that
Creating a Snapshot of a Movie Frame
(MOTION PRINT)
appears, use [S] and [T] to select “Yes” and
then press [SET].
• To cancel movie editing, select “No” instead of “Yes” and
then press [SET]. This will return to the paused movie
playback screen.
• The selected cut operation will take considerable time to
complete. Wait until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen before performing
any operation on the camera. Note that a cut operation
can take a very long time if the movie being edited is long.
MOTION PRINT lets you capture a movie frame and use it to
create a snapshot. The snapshot you create can be either of the
two formats described below.
9-frame
Snapshot
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This format puts the selected movie frame in
the center, the four frames that precede it
along top and the four frames that follow it
along the bottom.
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1-frame
Snapshot
5. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the movie
This format creates a snapshot using the
selected movie frame only.
frames and search for the one you want to use
as the image of the snapshot.
• Holding down [W] or [X] scrolls at high speed.
6. After displaying the movie frame you want,
press [SET].
• If you selected “9 frames” in step 4, the camera will create
a 9-frame snapshot with the frame you selected in step 6
in the center.
• If you selected “1 frame” in step 4, the camera will create
a snapshot of the frame you selected in step 6.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
through images and display the movie that
contains the frame you want to use.
2. Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• MOTION PRINT is not possible using a movie that was
recorded on a different type of camera.
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “MOTION PRINT”,
and then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select either “9 frames” or
“1 frame”.
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USING AUDIO
4. Press the shutter button to start audio
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
recording.
The dubbing feature of your camera lets you add audio to a
snapshot after you shoot it. A snapshot that includes audio
(regardless of whether the audio was recorded on the spot or
added later) is indicated by the “
” icon.
You can re-record a snapshot’s audio whenever you want.
You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a snapshot.
5. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
To play back snapshot audio
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
Perform the steps under “Listening to the Audio of an Audio
Snapshot” on page 161.
through images and display the snapshot to
which you want to add audio.
2. Press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “Dubbing” and
then press [X].
• This operation can be
performed only while a
snapshot is on the monitor
screen.
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■ Re-recording Snapshot Audio
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
IMPORTANT!
This deletes the previous recording and replaces it with the
new one.
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio once you
delete or re-record the audio of a snapshot.
6. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
1. In the PLAY mode, use [W] and [X] to scroll
recording.
through images and display the snapshot
whose audio you want to re-record.
Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if
you do not press the shutter button.
2. Press [MENU].
NOTE
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• See page 87 for recording precautions.
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following
types of images.
– Images created using MOTION PRINT
– Protected images
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
• If you just want to delete the audio of the snapshot
without re-recording anything, press [MENU] here and
skip the rest of this procedure.
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4. Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording Audio Only (Voice
Recording)
• The operation lamp flashes green while recording is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a marker into
the recording. During later playback, you will be able to
jump to the markers in the recording.
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot
or movie.
Using built-in memory only, you get up to about 35 minutes of
Voice Recording.
5. Press the shutter button again to stop audio
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
recording and return to the screen in step 3.
• Recording also will stop automatically if memory
becomes full.
2. On the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to
6. Now you can repeat steps 4 and 5 to record
Recording Time
more.
select “
Voice” and
then press [SET].
• To exit voice recording, press [MENU], change the REC
Mode setting to something other than “
Voice”, and
then press [SET].
This causes “
” to appear
on the monitor screen.
Remaining Recording Time
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Voice Recording Playback Controls
NOTE
• You can also play back Voice Recording data on your
computer using Windows Media Player or QuickTime.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Data: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size: 165 KB (30-second
recording at 5.5KB per second)
• See page 87 for recording precautions.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse playback.
Hold down [X] or [W].
Pause or restart playback
Press [SET].
Jump to a marker in the audio data
while playback is paused.
Press [X] or [W].
■ Playing Back Voice Recording Data
Adjust volume
• You can adjust volume only while
playback is in progress or paused.
Use [S] and [T].
1. Enter the PLAY mode, and then use [W] and
Toggle on-screen indicators on or off
Press [DISP].
Stop playback
Press [MENU].
[X] to display the Voice Recording file you
want to play.
“
” is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2. Press [SET] to start
playback.
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MANAGING YOUR FILES
Files and Folders
Your camera treats each snapshot, movie, and Voice Recording, as a separate file.
You can delete, protect, and copy files as required.
Files are grouped in folders that are created automatically by the camera.
Files and folders have their own unique names, which are assigned automatically by the camera.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder Structure” (page 260).
File
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.
• If a folder already contains 9999 files, recording another file will cause a new
folder to be created automatically.
26th file name:
Folders Folders are named from 100CASIO* to 999CASIO*
• There can be up to 900 folders.
* The BEST SHOT mode (page 108) 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 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”.
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CIMG0026.JPG
Serial number
(4 digits)
Extension
100th folder name:
100CASIO *
Serial number (3 digits)
MANAGING YOUR FILES
Protecting a File Against Deletion
NOTE
• 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 267.
• The total number of folders and files that is allowed
depends on the image size and quality, and capacity of the
memory card being used for storage.
You can protect an important file to ensure that it cannot be
deleted accidentally.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you
perform the format operation (pages 14, 51, 218).
■ Protecting a Specific File
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through images until
the one you want to protect is on the monitor
screen.
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■ Protecting All Files in Memory
4. Use [S] and [T] to
select “On” and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
An image that is protected is
indicated by the “
” icon.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “All Files : On” and
5. Now you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to protect
then press [SET].
another image or exit this procedure by
pressing [MENU].
This protects all files currently in memory.
4. Press [MENU].
To unprotect a specific file
To unprotect all files in memory
Perform the procedure under “Protecting a Specific File”, but in
step 4 select “Off” instead of “On”.
Perform the procedure under “Protecting All Files in Memory”,
but in step 3 select “All Files : Off” instead of “All Files : On”.
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5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save”, and then
Using the FAVORITE Folder
press [SET].
The FAVORITE folder is located in the camera’s built-in
memory, and you can use it to store personal snapshots that you
do not want displayed during normal PLAY mode operations.
FAVORITE folder snapshots remain in camera memory, even if
you change to a different memory card.
This saves a copy of the snapshot to the FAVORITE folder.
6. Now you can repeat steps 4 and 5 to save
another image, or press [MENU] twice to exit
this procedure.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• The FAVORITE folder can be used for snapshots only.
Saving an audio snapshot in the FAVORITE folder will save
the snapshot part only.
• The snapshot copied to the FAVORITE folder is converted
to QVGA size (320 × 240 pixels). A snapshot in the
FAVORITE folder cannot be restored to its original size.
• Snapshots in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
■ Copying a File to the FAVORITE Folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
• The number of snapshots that can be stored in the
FAVORITE folder depends on the image quality of each
one, and how much built-in memory capacity is remaining.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Save” and then
press [SET].
4. Use [W] and [X] to select the snapshot you
want to copy to the FAVORITE folder.
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■ Viewing Snapshots in the FAVORITE Folder
Perform the following steps to view FAVORITE folder
contents on your computer.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
2. Place the camera on the USB cradle (which is
then press [X].
connected to the computer).
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Show” and then
3. Perform the required operations on your
press [SET].
4. Use [W] and [X] to
computer to navigate to the camera’s memory
and display the FAVORITE folder contents.
File Name
scroll through the
snapshots in the
FAVORITE folder.
FAVORITE folder icon
5. After you are finished viewing the FAVORITE
folder snapshots, press [MENU] twice to exit
this procedure.
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■ Copying All Files in Built-in Memory to a
Memory Card
Copying Files
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a
memory card, or from a memory card to built-in memory.
This makes it possible, for example, to perform the following
steps and copy a file from your memory card to another person’s
memory card.
1 Copy the file from your memory card to the camera’s built-in
memory.
2 Remove your memory card and insert the other person’s
memory card.
3 Copy the file from built-in memory to the other memory card.
The following operation copies all files from built-in memory to a
memory card. You cannot copy files individually.
1. Load the memory card to which you want to
copy the files into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, enter the PLAY mode and
then press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Copy” and then
press [X].
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Built-in
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or
Voice Recording files you recorded with your camera.
• You cannot copy a snapshot that is in the FAVORITE
folder.
• When a copied file image appears on the full-month
calendar screen, it is displayed on the date that it was
copied (page 175).
Card”
and then press [SET].
This starts the copy operation. Wait until the “Busy... Please
wait...” message disappears from the monitor screen before
performing any operation on the camera.
• After the copy operation is complete, the last file copied
will be displayed on the monitor screen.
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■ Copying a Single File from a Memory Card to
Built-in Memory
7. Now you can repeat steps 5 and 6 to copy
another file, or you can exit this procedure by
pressing [MENU].
With this procedure, files must be copied one-by-one.
1. Load the memory card that contains the file
NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory whose
name has the largest serial number.
you want to copy into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, enter the PLAY mode and
then press [MENU].
3. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Copy” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Card
Built-in”
and then press [SET].
5. Use [W] and [X] to select the file you want to
copy.
6. Use [S] and [T] to select “Copy” and then
press [SET].
This starts the copy operation. Wait until the “Busy... Please
wait...” message disappears from the monitor screen before
performing any operation on the camera.
• The copied image reappears on the monitor screen after
the copy operation is complete.
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DELETING FILES
You can delete files you no longer need, or after you transfer
them to your computer’s hard disk or print them. This frees up
memory for new files.
You can delete one specific file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Here we will explain the different file delete procedures,
including how to delete snapshots from the FAVORITE folders.
Deleting a Specific File
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [T] (
).
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file delete operation cannot be undone.
Always make sure that you really no longer need a file
before deleting it.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a protected
file, first remove its protection (page 199).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the snapshot and
the audio file.
2. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
until the one for the file you want to delete is
on the monitor screen.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
• To exit the delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
4. Now you can repeat steps 2 and 3 to delete
another file.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU].
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DELETING FILES
Deleting All Files
1. In the PLAY mode, press [T] (
Deleting FAVORITE Folder Snapshots
You can delete a single snapshot, or you can delete all the
snapshots currently in the FAVORITE folder.
).
2. Use [S] and [T] to select “All Files Delete”
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
and then press [SET].
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and
3. In response to the confirmation message that
then press [X].
appears, use [S] and [T] to select “Yes”.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” instead of
“Yes”.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Show” and then
press [SET].
4. Press [SET].
4. Press [T] (
• This deletes all of the files and displays the message
“There are no files.”
).
5. Use the procedures under “Deleting a Specific
File” and “Deleting All Files” to delete the
snapshots you want.
• You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU] twice.
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
Configuring Camera Sound Settings
and then press [SET].
Your camera lets you configure the following sound settings.
• Type of sound and volume for shutter release and other
operations
• Volume level for movie and Voice Recording playback
■ Selecting the Operation Sound
To do this:
Select this setting:
Sound one of the built-in sounds
(1 through 5)
Sound 1 - 5
Turn sound off
Off
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the operation whose
sound you want to configure (Startup, Half
Shutter, Shutter, Operation) and then press
[X].
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Setting the Operation Tone Volume Level
■ Setting the Playback Volume Level
1. Press [MENU].
You can use this procedure to set the playback volume level for
movies and audio snapshots, independent of the operation tone
volume.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
1. Press [MENU].
Operation”.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then
press [X].
4. Use [W] and [X] to specify the playback
volume setting you want and then press [SET].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “
• You can set the volume to one of eight levels in the range
of 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes the sound.
Play”.
4. Use [W] and [X] to specify the operation tone
volume setting you want and then press [SET].
• You can set the volume to one of eight levels in the range
of 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes the sound.
NOTE
• The volume setting you configure here is also applied to
video output (page 170).
IMPORTANT!
• The volume setting you configure here does not affect the
video output (page 170).
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OTHER SETTINGS
Turning the Startup Screen On or Off
NOTE
• The following are the types of images that you can select
for the startup screen.
– Special startup screen images built into the camera
– Snapshots
– Audio snapshots (Audio does not play.)
• Only one startup screen image can be in effect at any time.
To change the startup screen to another image, simply
overwrite the current image with the new one.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 218) will delete the
current startup screen image.
You can configure the camera to display a startup screen of an
image you recorded, whenever you turn it on.
• Even if you configure startup screen settings in the PLAY
mode, the startup screen does not appear when turn on the
camera by pressing [
] (PLAY).
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup” and then
press [X].
3. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
until the one you want to use as the startup
screen is on the monitor screen.
4. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the selected image as the
startup screen
On
Turn off the startup screen
Off
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OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial
Number Generation Rule
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs
generation of the serial number used in file names (page 198).
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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To have the camera do this:
Select
this
setting:
Remember the numbers used for files. Files 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 that 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.
Continue
Restart 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 that 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.
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Home” and then
Changing the Camera Date and Time
Setting
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “City” and then
When changing the date and time setting, be sure to do so for
your Home City (the location where you normally use the
camera). If you already have your Home City setting configured
correctly, you can use the procedure under “Setting the Date
and Time for Your Home City” (page 212) to change the current
time setting only, if you want.
press [X].
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
where your Home City is located and then
press [SET].
6. Use [S] and [T] to select your home city and
IMPORTANT!
then press [SET].
• Changing the time and date setting without correctly
configuring your Home City setting first will cause all of the
World Time (page 213) dates and times to be off.
7. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
■ Selecting Your Home City
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
This displays the current World Time settings.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Setting the Date and Time for Your Home
City
■ Changing the Date Format
1. Press [MENU].
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust” and then
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style” and
You can select from among three different formats for the date.
press [X].
then press [X].
3. Set the date and the time.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
To do this:
Do this:
Move the cursor between settings
Press [W] or [X]
Change the setting at the cursor
location
Press [S] or [T]
Toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour
format
and then press [SET].
Example: December 19, 2007
To display the date like this:
Press [BS]
Select this format:
07/12/19
YY/MM/DD
19/12/07
DD/MM/YY
12/19/07
MM/DD/YY
4. After all of the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Using World Time
NOTE
• This setting also affects the Operation Panel date format as
shown below (page 56).
When this date format setting
is selected:
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in
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.
The Operation Panel
date appears as:
YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY
MM/DD
DD/MM/YY
DD/MM
Configuring World Time Settings
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “World” and then
press [X].
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ Switching between the Home Time and
World Time Screens
4. Use [S] and [T] to
select “City” and then
press [X].
1. Press [MENU].
• To configure the summer
time setting, use [S] and
[T] to select “DST” and
then select “On”.
• Summer time is used in some areas to advance the
current time setting by one hour during the summer
months.
• Use of summer time depends on the local customs and
laws.
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “World” for the
World Time screen, or “Home” for the Home
Time screen.
4. After selecting the screen you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
5. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the area
where the city you want to view is located and
then press [SET].
6. Use [S] and [T] to select the city you want
and then press [SET].
7. After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ If the display contents are in the wrong
language
Changing the Display Language
You can use the procedure below to select a display text
language.
• The number and types of languages depend on the
geographic area where the camera was marketed.
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1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Language” and
1 : Select this tab.
2 : Select the “Language” item.
3 : Select the language you want.
then press [X].
3. Use [S], [T], [W], and [X] to select the setting
you want and then press [SET].
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OTHER SETTINGS
Changing the USB Port Protocol
You can use the procedure below to change the USB
communication protocol that is used when exchanging data with
a computer, printer, or other external device. Select the protocol
that suits the device to which you are connecting.
When you want to connect to this type
of device:
Select this
setting:
Printer that supports PictBridge (page
220)
This setting simplifies the transfer of
image data to the connected device.
PTP
(PictBridge)
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
When you want to connect to this type
of device:
Select this
setting:
Computer or a printer that supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT (page 220)
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
(using the bundled Photo Loader with
HOT ALBUM application).
Mass Storage
(USB DIRECTPRINT)
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OTHER SETTINGS
[ ] (REC) and [
Settings
] (PLAY) Button
NOTE
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press
[
] (REC) in a REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode.
• The initial factory default for this setting is “Power On”.
• Change this setting to anything besides “Disable” before
connecting to a TV for image viewing.
You configure the camera so it does not turn on when you press
the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) button, or to turn off when you
press the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) button.
1. Press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY” and
then press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To configure both keys to do
this when pressed:
Select this setting:
Turn on the camera
Power On
Turn on or turn off the camera
Power On/Off
Do not turn on the camera
Disable
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OTHER SETTINGS
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Formatting Built-in Memory
loaded in the camera.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera, remove it.
IMPORTANT!
2. Press [MENU].
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot be
recovered. Check to make sure you do not need any of the
data in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory also deletes the following.
– Face Recognition data saved with Record Family
– Protected images
– FAVORITE folder images
– BEST SHOT mode user setups
– Startup screen
• Make sure that the battery is charged fully 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.
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3. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then
press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to select “Format” and then
press [SET].
This formats built-in memory.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel”.
• Entering the PLAY mode after formatting the built-in
memory will cause the message “There are no files.” to
appear.
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PRINTING
Types of Printing
There are three different methods you can use for printing images.
Professional
Print Service
(page 220)
Printing at
Home
Take the memory card that contains the images you want to print to a
professional print service.
• You can use DPOF settings to specify which images you want to print,
the number of copies, and date stamp settings before taking the card in
for printing.
Printing on a Printer (page 220)
Print on a printer that supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT, or on a
printer equipped with a memory card slot.
• You can use DPOF settings to specify which images you want to print,
the number of copies, and date stamp settings before printing.
Printing with a Computer
■ Windows Computer
Install the software (Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM) that comes bundled
with the camera.
See “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer” on page 230.
■ Macintosh
After transferring the images to your Macintosh, use commercially available
software to print.
See “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page 251.
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■ Printing Precautions
Using Your Printer to Print Images
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for
information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact the manufacturer of your printer to find out if it
supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT, for new printer
versions, etc.
• Never disconnect cables or perform any camera or USB
cradle operation while printing is in progress. Doing so can
cause a printer error.
If your printer is either of the types described below, you can use
it to print without going through a computer.
– Printer equipped with a card slot for the type of memory
card you are using
– Printer that support PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
■ Printing on a Printer with an Memory Card
Slot
Remove a memory card from the camera and insert it directly
into the printer’s memory card slot. Depending on what type of
printer you are using, it also may be able to read the settings
(images to be printed, number of copies, date stamping) you
configure with the camera’s DPOF settings (page 224). For
details, see the user documentation that comes with your printer.
Using Professional Print Service
Take a memory card that contains the images you want to print
to the professional print service. Before taking in a memory card,
you can use the camera’s DPOF settings (page 224) to specify
which images you want printed, the number of copies, and
whether or not the images should include a date stamp.
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■ Printing on a Printer that Supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
4. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
printer’s USB port.
You can connect the camera directly to a PictBridge or USB
DIRECT-PRINT compliant printer and print images without going
through a computer.
• The camera’s USB cradle also allows easy connection to a
printer. Before connecting to a printer via the USB cradle, be
sure to perform the following procedure first.
USB Cable (Bundled)
Connector
Mini-B
Connector A
USB
1. Press [MENU].
USB Port
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
press [X].
[
3. Use [S] and [T] to select the setting that suits
• Also, connect the AC adaptor to the cradle and plug the
adaptor into an electrical outlet.
• If you do not plan to use the AC adaptor, make sure that
the camera’s battery is fully charged.
• Nothing appears on the camera’s monitor screen if the
camera is on the USB cradle while the bundled AV cable
is connected to the cradle. Be sure to disconnect the AV
cable from the cradle if you want to use the camera’s
monitor screen to view images.
your printer and then press [SET].
For this type of printer:
Select this setting:
USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible
Mass Storage
PictBridge compatible
PTP
] (USB) Connector
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5. Turn off the camera and place it onto the USB
9. Use [S] and [T] to select “Paper Size” and
cradle.
then press [X].
6. Turn on the printer.
10. Use [S] and [T] to select a paper size and
then press [SET].
7. Load paper into the printer.
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5" × 5", 5" × 7", 4" × 6", A4, 8.5" × 11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected
on the printer.
• Available paper settings depend on the connected
printer. For full details, see the user documentation that
comes with your printer.
8. Press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button.
This displays a print menu
on the camera’s monitor
screen.
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11. Use [S] and [T] to specify the print option
12. Use [S] and [T] to select “Print” and then
you want.
press [SET].
If you want to print a specific image:
Select “1 Image” and then press [SET]. After that, use [W]
and [X] to display the image you want to print.
If you want to print multiple images:
Select “DPOF Printing” and then press [SET]. Next, use
the DPOF settings (page 224) to specify the images you
want to select.
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 message to re-appear.
The print menu screen will re-appear when printing is
complete.
• If you selected “1 Image” in step 11, you can repeat the
procedure from step 11 to print other images, if you want.
• To toggle date stamping
on and off, press [BS].
The date stamp will be
printed when “On” is
indicated on the monitor
screen.
13. After you are finished printing, press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button.
• This will turn off the camera.
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■ Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for
Each Image
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be
Printed and the Number of Copies
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you specify
which images you want to print, the number of
copies, and whether date stamping is turned on or
off. The settings you configure are recorded on the
memory card. 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.
With DPOF, you can configure settings while viewing the actual
images on the camera’s monitor screen, so there is no need to
recall hard-to-remember files names, etc.
2. On the “PLAY” tab,
select “DPOF
Printing” and then
press [X].
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “Select images” and
then press [X].
4. Use [W] and [X] to scroll through the images
IMPORTANT!
until the one you want to print is on the
monitor screen.
• Some printers may ignore time stamp settings or may not
support DPOF at all. Check the user documentation that
comes with your printer for details.
• Certain print service providers may not support DPOF or
may support different printing protocols. In this case, you
will need to perform printing in accordance with the
instructions provided by the print service you are using.
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copies.
■ Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All
the Images
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 0 if you do not want to print the image.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Use [S] and [T] to specify the number of
6. If you want to include the date in the image,
2. On the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF Printing”
press [BS] to change the displayed date
stamping setting to “On”.
3. Use [S] and [T] to select “All images” and
and then press [X].
• To turn off date stamping, press [BS] so “Off” is
displayed.
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 to configure settings for other
images, if you want.
then press [X].
4. Use [S] and [T] to specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 0 if you do not want to print.
7. After everything is the way you want, press
[SET] to save the settings.
5. If you want to include the date in the images,
press [BS] to change the displayed date
stamping setting to “On”.
• To turn off date stamping, press [BS] so “Off” is
displayed.
6. After everything is the way you want, press
[SET] to save the settings.
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Clear DPOF settings when you no longer need them!
Date Stamping
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is
complete. This means that if you perform another printing
operation without clearing DPOF settings, printing will be
performed in accordance with the last settings you configured. If
you no longer need the currently configured DPOF settings, use
the procedure under “Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for
All the Images” to change the number of copies setting for all the
images to 00.
You can use any one of the following three methods to include
the recording date in the printout of an image.
• Configure DPOF settings on the camera to specify date
stamping (page 224)
– If an image already has the date or time stamped into it
using the camera’s Date Stamping feature, turning on
DPOF date stamping will cause the two dates to be
stamped in the same location. Be sure to turn off DPOF
date stamping when printing an image that is stamped with
the camera’s Date Stamping function.
– Some printers may ignore time stamp settings or may not
support DPOF at all. Check the user documentation that
comes with your printer for details.
– Note that some professional print services do not support
DPOF printing. Check with your service before ordering
prints.
• The camera’s Date Stamping feature stamps the date and
time directly into the image data (page 151).
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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• You can insert dates using the bundled Photo Loader
with HOT ALBUM (page 230) software (Windows only).
• Request date stamping when ordering prints from a
professional print service
– Some print services do not support date printing. Check
with your service for more information.
Supported Protocols
Your camera supports the protocols described below.
■ PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT
• PictBridge
Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA)
• USB DIRECT-PRINT
Seiko Epson Corporation
■ PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a
printer that also 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.
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■ Exif Print
Printing on a printer that also 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
What you can do
Connecting the camera to a computer with the bundled USB
cable provides you with the capabilities described below.
Transfer
images to the
camera
You can use your computer to view camera
images and for long-term storage of images.
• With some versions of Windows you need
View and
to install the USB driver that comes
store images*
bundled with the camera.
• Installation of a USB driver is not required
for the Apple Macintosh.
Manage, edit,
and print
images
On a Windows computer (only), you can
transfer images from your computer to
camera memory.
• You can even transfer images that were
not originally recorded with the camera.
You can capture (cut) a portion of the
image (web page, map, etc.) currently on
your computer screen and transfer it to
camera memory.
* You can also transfer images to a computer for viewing and
storage without connecting the camera, by removing the
memory card from the camera and reading the contents of the
card with your computer (page 258).
You can manage, edit, and print images
stored on your computer.
• Refer to the explanations later in this
section and install the required software on
your computers.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
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 230.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a
Macintosh” on page 251.
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
Install the required software in accordance with what version of
Windows you are running and what you want to do.
Objective
• Viewing
images on
a computer
• Storing
images on
a computer
IMPORTANT!
• This camera supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed protocol. Though
it can be used with a computer that supports only USB 1.1
protocol, higher speed data transfer becomes possible
when USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is supported. Note that certain
computer models, connecting through a USB hub, and
other system conditions can slow down data transfer and
even cause operational problems.
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Windows
Version
Install this software:
Vista/XP/
2000/Me
–
(USB driver not required.)
98SE/98
USB driver Type B
(USB driver. Be sure to
install this driver.)
Transfer of
images from
the camera
and
management
of images on
the computer
Vista/XP/
2000
Play movies
XP/2000
Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM 3.1
DirectX 9.0c (When DirectX
9.0 or higher is not installed
on the computer already.)
QuickTime 7
See
page:
–
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Objective
Windows
Version
See
page:
Vista/XP/
2000
Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD
• You also need to install
DirectX, Microsoft
Windows Media Player,
QuickTime 7, and Flash
Player separately.
XP/2000
VideoStudio 10 Plus for
CASIO (Trial Version)
• This is the Trial Version
of the software, whose
use is limited to 30 days
following installation.
• You also need to install
DirectX, Microsoft
Windows Media Player,
QuickTime 7, and Flash
Player separately.
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Me/98SE/
98
–
• Use commercial software
as required.
–
Edit movies
Transfer
images to the
camera
Install this software:
Vista/XP/
2000/Me/
98SE/98
Objective
Windows
Version
Install this software:
Vista/XP/
2000
Adobe Reader 8
(Not required if already
installed.)
Me/98SE/
98
–
• If your computer does not
already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat
Reader installed, go to
the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website to
download and the
version of Adobe Reader
or Adobe Acrobat Reader
that is compatible with
your computer’s
operating system.
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View the
User’s Guide
See
page:
250
–
Photo Transport 1.0
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■ Computer System Requirements for
Bundled Software
Photo Transport 1.0
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.
HD
Memory : At least 64MB
: At least 2MB
Adobe Reader 8
CPU
: Pentium III Class Processor
Memory : At least 128MB
USB driver Type B
• Installation is not required in the case of Windows Vista, XP,
2000, and Me.
• Correct operation is not guaranteed on a computer that has
been upgraded from Windows 95 or 3.1.
HD
: At least 180MB
Other
: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
QuickTime 7
CPU
: Pentium or higher
Memory : At least 128MB
OS
: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 / XP
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1
HD
: At least 2GB
Other : Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
DirectX 9.0 or higher
Windows Media Player 9 or higher
QuickTime 7 or higher
DirectX 9.0c
HD: 65MB for installation (18MB on hard disk)
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Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD
CPU
IMPORTANT!
: Intel Pentium 4, M, D, or Extreme Edition; or AMD
Athlon 64 or higher
• For details about the minimum system requirements for
each software application, see the “Read me” files on the
CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera.
Memory : 256MB of RAM (at least 512MB recommended)
HD
Other
: • 250MB space available for program installation
• At least 4GB space available for video capture and
editing
■ Precautions for Windows Vista Users
• Photo Transport will not run under Windows Vista 64 bit
Version.
• Photo Transport can be used only by users logged in with
Administrator privileges.
• Operation on a self-made computer or under a dual-processor
environment is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer
environments.
• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM provides a function for
migrating image data previously saved with Photo Loader,
which means you still will have access to your existing image
archives.
: 1024 × 768 or higher display resolution
You also need to install DirectX, Microsoft Windows
Media Player, QuickTime 7, and Flash Player
separately.
VideoStudio 10 Plus for CASIO (Trial Version)
* 30-day trial version
CPU
: Intel Pentium 4, M, D, or Extreme Edition; or AMD
Athlon 64 or higher
Memory : 512MB of RAM (at least 1GB recommended)
HD
: • 1GB space available for program installation
• At least 4GB space available for video capture and
editing
Other
: 1024 × 768 or higher display resolution
You also need to install DirectX, Microsoft Windows
Media Player, QuickTime 7, and Flash Player
separately.
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■ Installing the USB Driver (Windows 98SE
and 98 Only)
Viewing and Storing Images on a
Computer
Do not try to establish a connection between the camera
and computer before installing the USB driver on the
computer.
You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on
your computer by connecting to the camera via its USB cradle.
• Depending on what version of Windows your computer is
running, you may need to install the USB driver from the
bundled CD-ROM first.
If you do, the computer will not be able to recognize the
camera.
If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, be sure to
install the USB driver.
Do not connect the camera to your computer without installing
the USB driver first.
General Procedure
1) If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, install the USB
driver (page 234). If your computer is running Windows Vista,
XP, 2000, or Me, proceed directly to step 2.
The following operation shows how to install the USB driver on a
computer running Windows 98. The procedure for Windows
98SE is slightly different, but the general flow is the same.
2) Use the USB cradle to connect the camera and computer (page
235).
1. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
3) View and copy the images you want (page 239).
• Use the CD-ROM that has “USB driver” on its label.
• This will display the menu screen.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
the First Time
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
“English”.
IMPORTANT!
• You could also click another language, if you prefer.
• If you are not using the AC adaptor to power the camera,
the battery may go low and cause the camera to turn off
while it is in the middle of exchanging files with your
computer. Use of the special AC adaptor is recommended
to power the camera.
3. Click “USB driver B” to select it and then click
“Install”.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the
dialog box and click “Next”.
5. When the final screen is reached, click
“Finish”.
• Depending on the version of Windows that your computer
is running, a message may appear telling you to restart
your computer. If your computer displays such a
message, restart.
6. To exit the installer, click [Exit] to close the
CD-ROM menu and then remove the CD-ROM
from your computer.
• Depending on what version of Windows your computer is
running, your computer may restart automatically. If this
happens, the CD-ROM menu may re-appear after the
restart. Click “Exit” to exit the CD-ROM menu and then
remove the CD-ROM from your computer.
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1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
with the camera to the USB cradle and the
USB port of your computer.
USB Cable (Bundled)
Connector
Mini-B
USB Port
Connector A
• If you do not plan to use the AC adaptor, make sure that
the camera’s battery is fully charged.
[
] (USB) Connector
• Orient the USB plug so it correctly matches the shape of
the USB port when you connect them.
• Plug the USB cable into the ports securely, as far as it will
go. Proper operation is not possible if connections are not
correct.
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3. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
7. Press the USB cradle’s
on and then press [MENU].
[USB] button.
• Do not place the camera on the USB cradle yet.
4. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
press [X].
[USB]
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Mass Storage” and
USB Lamp
then press [SET].
6. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
off and then place the camera on the USB
cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it is
turned on.
• If you plan to transfer images from the camera’s built-in
memory to your computer, make sure there is no memory
card loaded in the camera.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
after the First Time
Camera-Computer Connection
Pressing the cradle’s [USB] button puts it into the USB mode,
which is indicated by the USB lamp lighting green. In this mode,
your computer 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 removable disk.
From now on, you will not have to perform steps 3 through 5 in
the above procedure when you connect the camera to your
computer (unless you change the camera’s USB settings for
some reason).
• With some Windows setups, you may see a guidance
message appear on your display to let you know about the
new removable disk. If this happens, simply close the
guidance message dialog box.
Since you need to install the USB driver and configure menu
settings only the first time you connect the camera to your
computer, later connections are much simpler.
1. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
off and then place the camera on the USB
cradle.
2. Press the USB cradle’s
[USB] button.
• Pressing the cradle’s [USB]
button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by
the USB lamp lighting green.
IMPORTANT!
[USB]
• Never disconnect the USB cable or remove the camera
from the USB cradle without exiting the USB mode first.
Doing so can corrupt image data. See “Removing the
Camera from the USB Cradle” on page 241 for the correct
steps you need to perform to remove the camera from the
cradle safely.
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■ Viewing Camera Images on Your Computer
5. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
After connecting the camera to your computer, you can view
camera images on your computer screen.
This displays the image.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder
Structure” on page 260.
1. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
NOTE
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed
on your computer screen in its original (unrotated)
orientation.
2. 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.
3. Double-click the “DCIM” folder.
4. Double-click the folder that contains the image
you want to view.
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■ Saving an Image on Your Computer
4. On the shortcut menu that appears, click
“Copy”.
In order to work on an image or put it into an album, you must
first save it to your computer. To save a camera image to your
computer, you must first establish a connection between them
via the camera’s USB cradle.
5. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Documents”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Documents”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Documents” to open it.
1. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My
Computer”.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Computer”.
Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “My Documents”,
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.
2. 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.
6. On the “My Documents” “Edit” menu, select
“Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it
contains) into your “My Documents” folder. You now have a
copy of the files that are in camera memory on your
computer.
3. Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
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■ Removing the Camera from the USB Cradle
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or
rename any image files that are in the camera’s built-in
memory or 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.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera or
cradle while viewing or storing images. Doing so can cause
data to become corrupted.
Windows Vista/XP/98SE/98 Users
Press the USB cradle [USB] button. After making sure that the
cradle’s USB lamp is not lit, remove the camera from the cradle.
Windows 2000/Me Users
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and
disable the drive number assigned to the camera. Next, press
the USB cradle [USB] button. After making sure that the cradle’s
USB lamp is not lit, remove the camera from the cradle.
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3. Click “Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1” to
Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on the Computer
select it and then click “Read me”.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
To manage images on your computer, you need to install the
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM application from the CD-ROM
that comes with the camera.
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM lets you import images from the
camera to your computer automatically, to arrange images by
recording date, and to display images in a calendar format.
4. Click “Install” for Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
■ Installing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
computer screen to install Photo Loader with
HOT ALBUM.
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
Checking Your Computer’s DirectX Version
• Use the CD-ROM that has “Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM” on its label.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
In order to manage images using Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM, your computer also needs to have Microsoft DirectX 9.0
or higher installed. You can check the installed version of
Microsoft DirectX using your PC’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
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1. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Playing Movies
Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools”
and then “System Information”.
You can play back movies on a computer that
has QuickTime 7 or higher installed. To play
back a movie, first copy it to your computer
and then double-click the movie file.
2. On the “Tools” menu, select “DirectX
Diagnostic Tool”.
3. On the “System” tab, check to make sure that
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
the “DirectX Version” is 9.0 or higher.
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “QuickTime 7” on its label.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
4. Click “Exit” to exit the DirectX Diagnostic
Tool.
• If your PC already has Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, you do not need to install Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
from the bundled CD-ROM.
• If your computer does not have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or
higher installed, install Microsoft DirectX 9.0c from the
bundled CD-ROM.
2. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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3. Click “QuickTime 7” to select it and then click
IMPORTANT!
“Read me”.
• The above is the recommended environment. Configuring
this environment does not guarantee proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the minimum requirements
described above, certain settings and other installed
software may interfere with proper playback of movies.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
4. Click “Install” for QuickTime 7.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen to install QuickTime 7.
■ 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
Windows computer.
Operating System : Windows Vista/XP/2000
Memory
: Pentium M, 1GHz or higher
Pentium 4, 2GHz or higher
Required Software : QuickTime 7
DirectX 9.0c
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2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
Editing a Movie
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
In order to edit movies on your PC, you need to install Movie
Wizard 3.2 SE VCD from the bundled CD-ROM.
3. Click “Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD” to select it
NOTE
and then click “Read me”.
• The Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD application that comes on
the bundled CD-ROM can create Video-CDs, but it cannot
created DVDs. If you want to be able to create DVDs, you
need to upgrade to the commercial version of the software.
See the Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD “Read me” file on the
CD-ROM for information about and what you need to do to
upgrade to the commercial version.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
4. Click “Install” for Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen to install Movie Wizard 3.2
SE VCD.
■ Installing Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
For more powerful editing capabilities, install the trial version
of VideoStudio 10 Plus for CASIO, which is a 30-day trial
version.
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “Movie Wizard 3.2 SE VCD”
on its label.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
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3. Click “Photo Transport” to select it and then
Transferring Images to the Camera
click “Read me”.
In order to return images from your computer memory back to
the camera, install Photo Transport on your computer from the
CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
• “Read me” files contain important information about
installation, including installation conditions and computer
system requirements.
■ Installing Photo Transport
4. Click “Install” for Photo Transport.
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
computer screen to install Photo Transport.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “Photo Transport” on its label.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM 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.
• Regardless of the language you select, the English
version of Photo Transport is installed.
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■ Transferring image files to the camera
3. Drop the image data you want to transfer to
the camera onto the Photo Transport Transfer
button.
1. First, connect the camera to your computer.
• See page 235 for information about connecting the
camera to your computer.
Move your mouse pointer to the image file you want to
transfer, and then hold down your mouse button. Keeping
your mouse button depressed, drag the mouse pointer and
the image file along with it to the Photo Transport Transfer
button, and then release the mouse button.
2. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo
Transport”.
Help button
This starts up Photo Transport.
Settings button
Exit button
Transfer button
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4. Follow the instructions that appear on the
■ Transferring screen captures to the camera
display to transfer the image file to the
camera.
1. First, connect the camera to your computer.
• See page 235 for information about connecting the
camera to your computer.
• The image transfer method and detailed image settings
used depend on the Photo Transport settings. For details,
see Photo Transport help (page 249).
2. On your computer, click “Start”, “All
Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo
Transport”.
IMPORTANT!
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
• Only image files of the following formats can be transferred
to the camera: JPG, JPEG, JPE, and BMP. The transfer
operation converts BMP files to JPEG format.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3. Display the screen whose screen capture you
want to transfer.
4. Click the Photo Transport Capture button.
Capture button
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5. Use your mouse to select the area of the
6. Follow the instructions that appear on the
screen you want to capture.
display to transfer a capture of the selected
area to the camera.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area
you want to capture and then hold down your mouse button.
Keeping your mouse button depressed, drag the pointer
down to the right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
• The image transfer method and detailed image settings
used depend on the Photo Transport settings. For details,
see Photo Transport help (page 249).
IMPORTANT!
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG
format.
■ Photo Transport Setup and Help
Clicking the Settings button will display a dialog box that you can
use to configure image transfer settings, to specify the transfer
method, etc. For detailed information about the setup,
operational procedures, and troubleshooting, click the Help
button.
Capture area
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
1. Start up your computer, and place the bundled
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.
CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “User’s Guide Included” on its
label.
• Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear
automatically. If your computer does not display the menu
screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your
computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
1. 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.
Exiting the CD-ROM Menu
2. On the menu screen, click the “Language”
down arrow button and then select the
language you want.
On the CD-ROM menu, click “Exit”.
3. Click “Manual” to select it and then click the
name of the application whose manual you
want to read.
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 that has “Adobe Reader” on its label.
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Viewing and Storing Images on a
Macintosh
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.
Objective
• Viewing images
on your
Macintosh
• Storing images
on your
Macintosh
Transfer of images
from the camera
and management of
images on your
Macintosh
OS
Version
See
page:
OS 9/
OS X
• USB driver not
required.
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• Use commercially
available software.
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OS X
• Use iPhoto, which
comes bundled with
your operating
system.
–
OS 9
• Movie file playback
not supported.
OS X
• Movie file playback
supported under OS X
v10.3.9 or higher
when QuickTime 7 or
higher is installed.
OS 9/
OS X
• Use Adobe Reader or
Adobe Acrobat
Reader, which comes
bundled with your
operating system.
Play movies
View the User’s
Guide
Install this software:
You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on
your Macintosh by connecting to the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• Connection is not supported to a Macintosh running Mac
OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X 10.0. Connection is
supported to a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or OS X (10.1,
10.2, 10.3, 10.4) only. Use the standard USB driver that
comes with the operating system for connection.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
the First Time
2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
with the camera to the USB cradle and the
USB port of your Macintosh.
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
USB Cable (Bundled)
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
Connector
Mini-B
USB Port
Connector A
[
] (USB) Connector
• Orient the USB plug so it correctly matches the shape of
the USB port when you connect them.
• Plug the USB cable into the ports securely, as far as it will
go. Proper operation is not possible if connections are not
correct.
• If you do not plan to use the AC adaptor, make sure that
the camera’s battery is fully charged.
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3. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
7. Press the USB cradle’s
on and then press [MENU].
[USB] button.
• Do not place the camera on the USB cradle yet.
4. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then
press [X].
[USB]
5. Use [S] and [T] to select “Mass Storage” and
USB Lamp
then press [SET].
6. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
off and then place the camera on the USB
cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it is
turned on.
• If you plan to transfer images from the camera’s built-in
memory to your Macintosh, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera.
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■ Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh
after the First Time
Camera-Macintosh Connection
Pressing the cradle’s [USB] button puts it into the USB mode,
which is indicated by the USB lamp lighting green. 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.
From now on, you will not have to perform steps 3 through 5 in
the above procedure when you connect the camera to your
Macintosh (unless you change the camera’s USB settings for
some reason).
Since you need to configure menu settings only the first time you
connect the camera to your Macintosh, later connections are
much simpler.
1. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it
off and then place the camera on the USB
cradle.
2. Press the USB cradle’s
[USB] button.
• Pressing the cradle’s [USB]
button puts it into the USB
mode, which is indicated by
the USB lamp lighting green.
IMPORTANT!
• Never disconnect the USB cable or remove the camera
from the USB cradle without exiting the USB mode first.
Doing so can corrupt image data. See “Removing the
Camera from the USB Cradle” on page 256 for the correct
steps you need to perform to remove the camera from the
cradle safely.
[USB]
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■ Viewing Camera Images on Your Macintosh
IMPORTANT!
After connecting the camera to your Macintosh, you can view
camera images on your Macintosh screen.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your Macintosh
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause image “burn in”.
1. Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
NOTE
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed
on your Macintosh screen in its original (unrotated)
orientation.
2. Double-click the “DCIM” folder.
3. Double-click the folder that contains the image
you want to view.
■ Saving an Image on Your Macintosh
4. Double-click the file that contains the image
In order to work on an image to put it into an album, you must
first save it to your Macintosh. To save a camera image to your
Macintosh, you must first establish a connection between them
via the camera’s USB cradle.
you want to view.
This displays the image.
1. Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2. Drop the “DCIM” folder into the folder where
you want to store it.
This copies the “DCIM” folder to the folder on your
Macintosh.
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■ Removing the Camera from the USB Cradle
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or
rename any image files that are in the camera’s built-in
memory or 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 have been copied to your
Macintosh.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera or
cradle while viewing or storing images. Doing so can cause
data to become corrupted.
1. On your Macintosh screen, drag the camera
drive to Trash.
2. Press the USB cradle [USB] button. After
making sure that the cradle’s USB lamp is not
lit, remove the camera from the cradle.
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Transfer of Images from the Camera and
Management of Images on Your
Macintosh
Playing Movies
You can use QuickTime, which comes
bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies. To play back a movie, first copy
the movie to your Macintosh and then doubleclick the movie file.
If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using
iPhoto, which comes bundled with your operating system.
If you are running Mac OS 9, use commercially available
software.
■ Minimum Computer System Requirements
for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are
necessary to use your Macintosh to play back movies recorded
with this camera.
OS
: OS X 10.3.9 or greater
Required Software : QuickTime 7 or greater
IMPORTANT!
• The above is the recommended environment. Configuring
this environment does not guarantee proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the minimum requirements
described above, certain settings and other installed
software may interfere with proper playback of movies.
• Movie file playback is not supported under OS 9.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
Reading Files Directly from a Memory
Card
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.
The method you should use to read files from a memory card
depends on the type of computer you have. Some typical
examples are shown below. After you connect, use the same
procedures as those that you use when the camera is connected
to your computer via the USB cradle.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “User’s Guide included” on its
label.
■ If your computer has a memory card slot
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then
After checking to make sure that your computer’s card slot is
compatible with the memory card you are using to store images,
insert the memory card into the slot.
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
■ If your computer has a PC card slot
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for
English.)
Use a commercially available PC card adapter that is
appropriate for the memory card. For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and your
computer.
Registering as a User
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO
website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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■ Other types of computers
Memory Card Data
Use either of the method described below.
– Use a commercially
available memory card
reader/writer that is
appropriate for the
memory card you are
using. See the user
documentation that comes with the memory card reader/
writer for details about how to use it.
– Use a commercially available PC card reader/writer and a
commercially available PC card adapter that is appropriate
to the type of memory card you are using. See the user
documentation that comes with the PC card reader/writer
and PC card adapter for details about how to use them.
The camera stores images you shoot and other data in
accordance with the Design Rule for Camera File System
(DCF).
■ About DCF
DCF is a system that defines both image file formats and the
structure of the folders that store data. This makes it possible for
a digital camera, printer, or other DCF-compliant device to
display or print image data from another DCF device.
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■ Memory Folder Structure
*1 The BEST SHOT mode 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 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”.
*2 Indicates files that can be created in built-in memory only.
(DCIM Folder)
DCIM
(Recording Folder)
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG (Image File)
CIMG0002.MOV (Movie File)
CIMG0003.WAV (Audio File)
CIMG0004.JPG (Audio Snapshot Image File)
CIMG0004.WAV (Audio Snapshot Audio File)
(Movie File)
CIMG0005.AVI
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
(Recording Folder)
(Recording Folder)
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
(DPOF File Folder)
(DPOF File)
SCENE *2
U1200001.JPE
U1200002.JPE
(Snapshot BEST SHOT Folder)
(Snapshot User Setup File)
(Snapshot User Setup File)
MSCENE *2
U1200001.JPE
U1200002.JPE
(Movie BEST SHOT Folder)
(Movie User Setup File)
(Movie User Setup File)
FAVORITE *2
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
(FAVORITE Folder)
(Recording File)
(Recording File)
FAMILY *2
(Family Face Recognition Folder)
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
(Background Music Folder)
(Background Music File)
(Background Music File)
Folder and File Contents
STARTING.JPG *2
• DCIM Folder
Folder that contains all of the camera files
• Recording Folder
Folder that contains files recorded with the camera
• Image File
File of an image shot with the camera. Extension is “JPG”.
• Movie File
File of a movie shot with the camera. Extension is “MOV” or
“AVI”.
• Audio File
Audio recording file. Extension is “WAV”.
• Audio Snapshot Image File
Image file of an audio snapshot. Extension is “JPG”.
• Audio Snapshot Audio File
Audio recording file of an audio snapshot. Extension is
“WAV”.
(Startup Screen File)
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■ Supported Image Files
• DPOF File Folder
Folder that contains DPOF files, etc.
• Snapshot BEST SHOT Folder
Folder that contains snapshot BEST SHOT user setup files
• Snapshot User Setup File
File of a snapshot BEST SHOT user setup
• Movie BEST SHOT Folder
Folder that contains Movie BEST SHOT user setup files
• Movie User Setup File
Files that contain Movie BEST SHOT user setups
• FAVORITE Folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files. Size of images is
320 × 240 pixels.
• Family Face Recognition Folder
Folder that contains face members recorded for family
members. Any manipulation of the data in the “FAMILY” folder
can cause the camera to stop operating properly. Never
delete or edit any data in the “FAMILY” folder.
• Background Music Folder
Folder that contains background music files transferred to the
camera
• Startup Screen File
File for storing the startup screen image. This file is created
when you specify an image for use as the startup screen
image.
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
Even if an image is DCF-compliant, this camera still may not be
able to display it. 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.
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■ Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data
Handling Precautions
• When saving camera data to a computer hard disk, MO disk,
or other medium, be sure to transfer the entire DCIM folder
and its contents. Changing the name of the DCIM to a date or
something similar after you copy it to your computer is a good
way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders. When moving the
folder back to the camera, however, be sure to change its
name back to DCIM. This camera does not recognize any
folder name besides DCIM.
All of the other folders inside the DCIM folder must also have
their original names if you transfer them back to the camera.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the
“Memory Folder Structure” shown on page 260 in order for the
camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
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APPENDIX
Back
General Guide
8 9
bk bl
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each part
is explained.
■ Camera
bm
[S]
Front
12
1 Zoom Controller
34
7
56
[W]
(pages 73, 173, 174)
2 Shutter (page 65)
3 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 44)
4 Flash (page 76)
5 AF Assist/REC light/
Self-timer Lamp
(pages 64, 80, 139, 272)
6 Microphone
(pages 64, 87, 104)
7 Lens
[X]
[SET]
[T]
br bq bp bo
8 [DISP] Button (page 272)
9 [ ] (PLAY) Button
(pages 44, 217)
bk [ ] (REC) Button
(pages 44, 217)
bl Operation Lamp
(pages 44, 65, 272)
bm Strap Hole (page 2)
263
bn
bn Control Button
([S], [T], [W], [X])
bo [BS] Button (page 108)
bp [SET] Button
bq [MENU] Button (page 52)
br Monitor Screen (page 54)
APPENDIX
■ USB Cradle
Bottom
Front
1 Camera Contact (page 39)
2 USB Lamp
1
(pages 237, 253, 274)
bs bt ck
3 [USB] Button
cl
(pages 223, 237, 253)
5
bs Speaker (page 161)
bt Tripod Hole
4 [PHOTO] Button
43
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
2
(pages 169, 171)
5 [CHARGE] Lamp
(pages 39, 274)
ck Cradle Contact (page 39)
cl Battery/Memory Card Slots (pages 37, 49)
Back
6 [AV OUT] (AV output port)
(page 170)
] (USB) Connector
(pages 221, 236, 252)
8 [DC IN 5.3V] (External
Power) Terminal (page 38)
7[
87
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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 Mode
Panel : On
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89
cm
cl
ck
Panel : Off
bobtbs br
bl1bp2394587
cm
bn
cl
ck
bk
bl
bm
bn
bo
bp
bq
bk
6
bo
bt
bs
br
1 Focus Mode (page 127)
2 Continuous Shutter Mode (page 82)
3 Self-timer Mode (page 80)
4 Digital zoom indicator (page 74)
5 Metering Mode (page 146)
6 REC Light (page 139)
7 Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 282)
8 Snapshot Image Size (page 68)
9 Recording Mode (page 62)
bk Snapshot Image Quality (page 69)
bl Flash Mode (page 76)
bm Face Recognition Setting (page 93)
bn Anti Shake Indicator (page 137)
bo ISO Sensitivity (page 145)
bp White Balance Setting (page 142)
bq Exposure Compensation
(page 141)
br Date/Time (page 211)
bs Shutter Speed (page 66)
bt Aperture Value (page 66)
ck Battery Level Indicator (page 41)
cl Histogram (page 152)
cm Focus Frame (pages 65, 132)
IMPORTANT!
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is
not set properly, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter
button. This does not apply when the “Anti Shake” setting is “Auto”.
bq
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■ Movie Recording Mode
Panel : On
1
2 3
4
5
9
6
8
Panel : Off
16
7
3
1 Focus Mode (page 127)
2 Remaining Movie Memory Capacity (page 283)
3 Recording Mode (page 62)
4 Movie Image Quality (page 101)
5 REC Light (page 139)
6 White Balance Setting (page 142)
7 Exposure Compensation (page 141)
8 Battery Level Indicator (page 41)
9 Histogram (page 152)
2
4
5
9
8
7
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■ Snapshot Playback Mode
12
■ Movie Playback Mode
3
12
4
5
6
7
8
9
bq
bp
bo
4
5
6
7
bnbmblbk
1 File Type (page 160)
bn Recording Mode (page 62)
2 Protect Indicator (page 199) bo Battery Level Indicator
(page 41)
3 Folder Name/File Name
(page 198)
bp Histogram (page 152)
4 Snapshot Image Quality bq Exposure Compensation
(page 69)
3
1 File Type (page 162)
2 Protect Indicator (page 199)
3 Folder Name/File Name
(page 198)
4 Movie Recording Time
(page 141)
(page 162)
5 Snapshot Image Size
5 Movie Image Quality
(page 68)
(page 101)
6 ISO Sensitivity (page 145)
7 Aperture Value (page 66)
8 Shutter Speed (page 66)
9 Date/Time (page 211)
bk Metering Mode (page 146)
bl White Balance Setting
6 Date/Time (page 211)
7 Battery Level Indicator
(page 41)
(page 142)
bm Flash Mode (page 76)
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Menu Reference
Anti Shake
The tables in this section show the items that appears on the
menus that appear on the monitor screen when you press
[MENU]. The items included on the menus depend on whether
the camera is in a REC mode or PLAY mode.
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
■ REC Mode
REC Tab Menu
REC Mode
Focus
C
Snapshot* /
BESTSHOT /
A Aperture / S Shutter Speed / M Manual /
Movie /
MOVIE BS /
Voice
(Auto Focus)* /
Macro /
(Pan Focus) /
(Infinity) /
(Manual Focus)
•
(Pan Focus) is not displayed when
shooting snapshots, and
(Auto Focus) is
not displayed while a movie is being recorded.
Continuous
Normal Speed / High Speed / Flash Cont. /
Zoom Cont. / Off*
Self-timer
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off*
Face
Recognition
Family First / Normal / Off* / Priority /
Record Family / Edit Family
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Auto /
Camera Shake* /
Image Blur /
DEMO / Off
•
Auto,
Image Blur, and
DEMO
are not displayed while a movie is being
recorded.
REC Light
On / Off*
AF Area
Spot* /
Multi /
Tracking
AF Assist Light
On* / Off
Digital Zoom
On* / Off
L/R Key
Metering / EV Shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off*
Quick Shutter
On* / Off
Audio Snap
On / Off*
Grid
On / Off*
Review
On* / Off
Icon Help
On* / Off
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Memory
Quality Tab Menu
REC Mode: On / Off*
Flash: On* / Off
Focus: On / Off*
White Balance: On / Off*
ISO: On / Off*
AF Area: On* / Off
Metering: On / Off*
Self-timer: On / Off*
Flash Intensity: On / Off*
Digital Zoom: On* / Off
MF Position: On / Off*
Zoom Position: On / Off*
Size
12M (4000 × 3000)* / 3:2 (4000 × 2656) /
16:9 (4000 × 2240) / 8M (3264 × 2448) /
5M (2560 × 1920) / 3M (2048 × 1536) /
VGA (640 × 480)
Quality
(Snapshots)
Fine / Normal* / Economy
Quality (Movies) UHQ / UHQ Wide / HQ* / HQ Wide / Normal /
LP
EV Shift
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0* /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
White Balance
Auto* /
(Daylight) /
(Overcast) /
(Shade) /
N (Day White Fluorescent) /
D (Daylight Fluorescent) /
(Tungsten) / Manual
ISO
Auto* / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Metering
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Multi* /
Center weighted /
Dynamic Range
Expand +2 / Expand +1 / Off*
Portrait Refiner
Noise Filter +2 / Noise Filter +1 / Off*
Color Filter
Off* / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
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Sharpness
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Date Style
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Saturation
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Sleep
30 sec / 1 min* / 2 min / Off
Contrast
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Auto Power Off
1 min* / 2 min / 5 min
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
REC / PLAY
Power On* / Power On/Off / Disable
Flash Assist
Auto* / Off
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT)* /
PTP (PictBridge)
Video Out
NTSC 4:3 / NTSC 16:9 / PAL 4:3 / PAL 16:9
Format
Format / Cancel*
Reset
Reset / Cancel*
Set Up Tab Menu
Sounds
Startup* / Half Shutter / Shutter / Operation /
Operation /
Play
Startup
On (Selectable image) / Off*
File No.
Continue* / Reset
Language
Changes the screen text language.
• The number and types of languages depend
on the geographic area where the camera
was marketed.
World Time
Home* / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
C
Timestamp
Date / Date&Time / Off*
Adjust
Time setting
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■ PLAY Mode
Rotation
Rotate* / Cancel
PLAY Tab Menu
Resize
5M (2560 × 1920)* / 3M (2048 × 1536) /
VGA (640 × 480) / Cancel
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
Built-in
Slideshow
Start* / Images / Time / Interval / Effect / Cancel
Layout Print
–
MOTION PRINT
Anti Shake
9 frames* / 1 frame / Cancel
Movie Editing
Dynamic Range
Cut (Before) /
Cut (Between) /
Cut (After) / Cancel*
Built-in / Cancel
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in a REC mode
and PLAY mode.
Expand +2 / Expand +1 / Cancel*
White Balance
C
Card* / Card
On / Off*
(Daylight) /
(Overcast) /
(Shade) /
N (Day White Fluorescent) /
D (Daylight Fluorescent) /
(Tungsten) / Cancel*
Brightness
+2 / +1 / 0* / –1 / –2
Keystone
–
Color
Correction
–
Calendar
–
Favorites
Show* / Save / Cancel
DPOF Printing
Select images* / All images / Cancel
Protect
On* / All Files : On / Cancel
Date/Time
–
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Display Menu Reference
Indicator Lamps
The tables in this section show the items that appears on the
menus that appear on the monitor screen when you press
[DISP]. Most of these items are for configuring monitor screen
settings. The items included on the menus depend on whether
the camera is in a REC mode or PLAY mode.
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
The camera has lamps: an Operation Lamp and an AF Assist/
REC light/Self-timer Lamp. These Lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the camera.
AF Assist/REC light/
Self-timer Lamp
■ REC Mode
Layout
Panel: On* / Panel: Off
Info.
Show* / +Histogram / Hide
Brightness
Auto / +2 / +1 / 0 / –1
Type
Dynamic* / Vivid / Real / Night / Power Saving
Operation Lamp
■ PLAY Mode
Layout
4:3 / Wide*
Info.
Same as REC mode settings.
Brightness
Same as REC mode settings.
Type
Same as REC mode settings.
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■ REC Mode
IMPORTANT!
• Never remove the memory card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing green. Doing so will cause the
image you shot to be lost.
Operation Lamp
Meaning
Color
Status
Lit
Operational (Power on, recording enabled). /
Auto Focus operation was successful. / LCD is
off or in sleep state.
■ PLAY mode
Green
Storing movie or processing image. / Image is
Flashing being stored. / Cannot Auto Focus. / Card is
being formatted. / Powering down.
Lit
Red
Operation Lamp
Meaning
Color
Memory card is locked. / Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error.
Status
Lit
Memory card problem. / Memory card is
Flashing unformatted. / BEST SHOT setup cannot be
registered. / Low battery alert.
Green
Amber Flashing Flash is charging.
One of the following operations is in progress:
Delete, DPOF, protect, copy, format, resize,
Flashing trimming, adding audio to snapshot, keystone
correction, color correction, MOTION PRINT,
Layout Print, movie editing, power down.
Lit
AF Assist/
REC light/
Self-timer Lamp
C
Color
Status
White
Flashing
Operational (Power on, recording enabled).
Memory card is locked / Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error.
Red
Flashing
Meaning
Memory card problem. / Memory card is
unformatted. / Low battery alert.
Self-timer countdown.
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■ USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE] lamp and
a USB lamp. These lamps light and flash to indicate the current
operational status of the cradle and camera.
[CHARGE] lamp
USB Lamp
[CHARGE] Lamp
USB Lamp
Meaning
Color
Status
Color
Status
Red
Lit
Charging
Green
Lit
Charging complete
Green
Flashing
Charge standby
Red
Flashing
Charge error
Green
Green
Lit
USB connection
Flashing Memory being accessed.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Finding the Problem and Fixing It
Problem
Possible Causes and Action
Power Supply
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery may not be oriented correctly (page 37).
2) The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 37). 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-40 rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off may have activated (page 45). Turn power back on.
2) The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 37).
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 does not turn off.
Nothing happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reinsert it.
Image Recording
C
Image is not recorded when
the shutter button is pressed.
1) If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [
] (REC) to enter a 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 not compatible with Auto Focus (page 72). Use
manual focus (page 135).
4) You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting with Anti Shake (page 137) or use a tripod.
5) You may be using Quick Shutter and pressing the shutter button all the way, resulting in poor focus.
Half-press the shutter button and allow enough time for Auto Focus to focus.
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Problem
C
Possible Causes and 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 76).
2) If the battery is dead, charge it (page 37).
3) If a BEST SHOT scene that uses the “
” (Flash Off) flash mode is selected, change to a different
flash mode (page 76) or select a different BEST SHOT scene (page 108).
Camera powers down during
self-timer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 37).
The monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the image. Focus the image (page 135).
2) You may be using the macro mode
for scenery or portraits. Use Auto Focus for scenery and
portrait shots (page 128).
3) You may be trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity mode
when shooting a close-up shot. Use the
Macro mode for close ups (page 129).
There is a vertical line on the
monitor screen.
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 while “
” (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode,
which can increase digital noise and make images appear coarse. In this case, change to a different
flash mode (page 76) or use lights for illumination.
3) Flash assist or dynamic range may be enabled for snapshots, which can cause an increase in digital
noise. Use a light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
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Problem
C
Possible Causes and Action
An image I shot 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. When the battery indicator shows “
”, charge the battery as soon as
possible (page 37).
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 “
synchro flash (page 76), or use adjust EV shift to the + side (page 141).
Subjects are too bright 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 76), or use adjust EV shift to the + side (page
141).
Digital zoom does not work.
The zoom bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom factor of
3.0.
1) The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital zoom (page 75).
2) Time stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital zoom to be disabled. Turn off time stamping
(page 151).
Recognition of a family
member’s face is not
recognized correctly, even
though the face has been
recorded.
Though face characteristics were recorded for your family member, the data may have been faulty, or the
angle to the face or its expression may be making recognition difficult. Re-record the face of the family
member who is not being recognized (page 95).
The image is out of focus
during movie recording.
1) Focusing is not possible because the subject is outside the focus range. Shoot within the allowable
range.
2) The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 35).
During movie recording, the
REC light keeps going out
and the monitor screen keeps
going dim suddenly.
The camera is designed to turn off the REC light and decrease the brightness level of the monitor screen
automatically whenever its temperature exceeds a preset level during movie recording. If you keep
recording under these conditions, “ALERT” will appear on the monitor screen and movie recording will stop
automatically. If this happens, turn off the camera and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
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APPENDIX
Problem
Possible Causes and Action
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.
I can’t edit images (Layout
Print, resizing, trimming,
keystone correction, color
restoration, rotation, white
balance, date/time editing).
Note that you cannot edit the following types of imagess.
• Images created with MOTION PRINT
• Movies
• Images recorded with another camera
Other
The wrong date and time are
displayed.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time (page 211).
The messages on the display
are in the wrong language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display language setting (page 215).
I can’t transfer images over a
USB connection.
1)
2)
3)
4)
The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all connections.
USB driver may not be installed. Install the USB driver (page 234).
The USB driver may have been installed incorrectly. Reinstall the USB driver correctly (page 234).
The wrong USB communication protocol may be selected. Select the correct USB communication
protocol in accordance with the type of device you are connecting (page 216).
5) If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
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Problem
Display language setting
screen appears when the
camera is turned on.
Possible Causes and Action
1) You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the camera or the battery may have been left with
a dead battery. Check the camera setup (pages 11, 215).
2) The may be a problem with the camera’s built-in memory management area. If this is the case, perform
the reset operation to initialize the camera’s setup (page 159). 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
built-in memory management area has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service
center.
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running Windows
98SE/98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM, or if you have another type of driver installed.
This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the camera when it is connected. If this happens, you will need to re-install the
camera’s USB driver.
For information about how to re-install the USB driver, see the USB driver’s “Read me” file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera.
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Display Messages
ALERT
C
Card ERROR
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.
• Any of the following may occur after the
“ALERT” message appears.
1) Power turns off.
2) Movie recording is impossible or movie
length is limited.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Camera
Stabilizer is not
available
The Camera Shake unit may be
malfunctioning. If the same message appears
after you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction of the image cannot be
performed for some reason. The image will be
stored as-is, without correction (page 116).
Cannot find the
file.
The image you specified with the slideshow
“Images” setting cannot be found. Change the
“Images” setting (page 165) and try again.
Cannot register
any more files.
• You are attempting to save a BEST SHOT
scene when there are already 999 scenes
in the “SCENE” folder (page 112).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE
file when the “FAVORITE” folder already
contains 9999 files (page 201).
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 51).
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting the 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 220).
• You are attempting to connect to a
computer that does not have a USB driver
installed (page 234).
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 9,999 files stored in the 999th folder. If
you want to record more, delete files you no
longer need (page 205).
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 your retailer
or a CASIO service center.
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Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/
or of files saved by editing operations. Delete
files you no longer need (page 205).
No Favorites file! The FAVORITE folder does not contain any
files.
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.
Replenish ink!
During printing, the printer is running low on
ink or is out of ink.
RETRY POWER
ON
If the lens comes into contact with some
obstacle, this message appears and the
camera turns off. Take action to remove the
obstacle, and try turning on power again.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for
printing. Configure the required DPOF settings
(page 224).
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 51).
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.
You attempted to copy images from built-in
memory to a memory card while there is no
memory card loaded in the camera (page
203).
This function is
not supported
for this file.
The function you are trying to use cannot be
performed for some reason.
SYSTEM ERROR Your camera system is corrupted. Contact
your retailer or an authorized CASIO service
center.
The card is
locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card or
SDHC memory card loaded in the camera is in
the locked position. You cannot store images
to or delete images from a memory card that is
locked.
There are no
files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
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Storage Capacity
Specifications
• Snapshots
■ Main Specification
Product Type
Digital Camera
Model
EX-Z1200
■ Camera Functions
Image Files
Format
Snapshots:
JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF (Design Rule for
Camera File System) 1.0 standard; DPOF
compliant
Movies: H.264/AVC MOV format
Audio: WAV
Approximate SD
Memory Card
(1GB) Capacity
12M
(4000 ×
3000)
Fine
7.87 MB
1 image
122 images
Normal
4.13 MB
2 images
234 images
Economy
2.76 MB
4 images
350 images
Fine
6.87 MB
1 image
140 images
Normal
3.62 MB
3 images
267 images
Economy
2.43 MB
4 images
398 images
Fine
5.66 MB
1 image
165 images
322 images
16:9
(4000 ×
2240)
8M
(3264 ×
2448)
5M
(2560 ×
1920)
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Approximate
Built-in Memory
(11.4MB)
Capacity
Image
Quality
3:2
(4000 ×
2656)
Recording Media Built-in Memory 11.4 MB
SDHC Memory Card
SD Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
Approximate
Image File
Size
Image Size
(Pixels)
Normal
3.0 MB
3 images
Economy
2.02 MB
5 images
478 images
Fine
4.59 MB
2 images
210 images
Normal
2.46 MB
4 images
393 images
Economy
1.67 MB
6 images
579 images
Fine
2.99 MB
3 images
323 images
Normal
1.62 MB
7 images
597 images
Economy
1.12 MB
10 images
863 images
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Image Size
(Pixels)
3M
(2048 ×
1536)
VGA
(640 × 480)
Image
Quality
Approximate
Image File
Size
Approximate
Built-in Memory
(11.4MB)
Capacity
• Movies
Approximate SD
Memory Card
(1GB) Capacity
Fine
1.26 MB
5 images
483 images
Normal
790 KB
10 images
841 images
Economy
470 KB
15 images 1343 images
Fine
330 KB
34 images 2930 images
Normal
190 KB
60 images 5090 images
Economy
140 KB
82 images 6908 images
Image
Quality
(Pixels)
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Approximate
Data Rate
(Frame Rate)
Approximate
Recording Time
for Builtin
Memory
11.4 MB
Approximate
Recording Time
for SD Memory
Card 1GB
UHQ
640 × 480
5.8 Megabits/
16 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
22 minutes,
50 seconds
UHQ Wide
848 × 480
7.0 Megabits/
13 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
18 minutes,
55 seconds
HQ
640 × 480
2.8 Megabits/
33 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
47 minutes,
30 seconds
HQ Wide
848 × 480
3.4 Megabits/
27 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
39 minutes,
4 seconds
Normal
640 × 480
1.4 Megabits/
67 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
94 minutes
LP
320 × 240
845 Kilobits/
111 seconds
second
(20 frames/second)
155 minutes
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* The number of image values is approximate and are
provided for reference only. The actual number of images
you may be able to record may be less than that indicated
on the monitor screen.
* Image files sizes are approximate and are provided for
reference only. Actual image file sizes vary depending on
subject type.
* The above values are based on use of a Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. PRO HIGH SPEED SD memory card.
The number of images you can save depends on the type of
memory card you are using.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a
memory card of a different capacity, multiply the capacities
in the table by the appropriate value.
* Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording
stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording.
B
Delete
Single-file, all files (with protection)
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Imaging Element 1/1.7-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 12.39 million)
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Lens/Focal
Distance
Lenses:
F2.8 (W) to 5.4 (T); f=7.9 (W) to 23.7 mm (T)
(equivalent to approximately 37 (W) to 111 mm
(T) for 35 mm film)
7 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lans
Zoom
3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(Image Size: 12M (4000 × 3000 pixels))
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus (snapshot recording
only), Macro mode, Pan Focus (movie
recording only), Infinity mode, manual focus
AF Area: Spot, Multi or Tracking; with AF
assist lamp
Approximate
Focus Range
(from lens
surface)
Auto Focus: 40 cm to
(1.3' to
)
Macro: 6 cm to 50 cm (2.4" to 19.7")
Infinity:
Manual: 6 cm to
(0.2' to
)
• Using optical zoom causes the above ranges
to change.
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Exposure
Control
Light Metering: Multi-pattern, center-weighted,
spot by CCD
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: –2EV to +2EV
(in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CCD electronic shutter; mechanical shutter
Snapshot mode (Auto): 1/4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture AE: 1 to 1/2000 second
Shutter Speed AE/Manual Exposure:
30 to 1/2000 second
• Shutter speed is different for some BEST
SHOT scenes.
Aperture
F2.8/F8.0* auto switching
* F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is
being used.
• Using optical zoom causes the aperture to
change.
White Balance
Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual switching
Sensitivity
Snapshots (Standard): Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100,
ISO 200, ISO 400
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
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Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: Auto Flash, ON, OFF, Red eye
reduction, Soft Flash
Flash Range:
Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.1 to 4.0 meters
(0.3' to 13.1')
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.3 to 2.1 meters
(1.0' to 6.9')
• Flash Continuous Shutter
Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.3 to 2.4 meters
(1.0' to 7.9')
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.3 to 1.2 meters
(1.0' to 3.9')
* ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”
* Depends on zoom factor.
Recording
Functions
Snapshot; audio snapshot; macro; self-timer;
Continuous shutter; BEST SHOT mode; Face
recognition; movie with audio; Voice
Recording
• Audio recording is monaural.
Audio Recording
Time
Audio Snapshot: Approximately 30 seconds
maximum per image
Voice Recording: Approximately 35 minutes
with built-in memory
After Recording: Approximately 30 seconds
maximum per image
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Monitor Screen
2.8-inch Wide TFT color LCD
230,400 pixels (960 × 240 pixels)
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping
Functions
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data,
Time stamp
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time: City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Input/Output
Terminals
Cradle contact
USB
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
■ Power Requirements
Power Requirements
Lithium ion rechargeable battery
(NP-40) × 1
Approximate Battery Life:
The values below indicate the amount of time under the
conditions defined below, until power automatically turns off due
to battery failure. They do not guarantee that you will be able to
achieve this level of operation. Low temperatures shorten
battery life.
Operation
Monaural
Approximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)*1
340 shots
Continuous Snapshot Playback*2
490 minutes
Movie Recording
130 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
580 minutes
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1300mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
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*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30
seconds, during which two images are recorded, one image
with flash; power turned off and back on every time 10 images
are recorded.
*2 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*3 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Power
Consumption
3.7 V DC Approximately 4.7 W
Dimensions
93.3 (W) × 58.5 (H) × 22.4 (D) mm (3.7"(W) ×
2.3"(H) × 0.88"(D)) (excluding projections; 19.9
mm (0.78") at thinnest point)
Weight
Approximately 152 g (5.4 oz) (excluding
battery and accessories)
Bundled
Accessories
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-40);
USB Cradle (CA-36); Special AC Adaptor (ADC52G)/AC Power Cord; USB Cable; AV Cable;
Strap; CD-ROMs (2); Basic Reference
• 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.
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■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-40)
■ Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type) (AD-C52G)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC 50/60Hz 83 mA
Rated
Capacitance
1300 mAh
Output Power
5.3 V DC 650 mA
Dimensions
Operating
Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
50 (W) × 20 (H) × 70 (D) mm (2.0"(W) ×
0.8"(H) × 2.8"(D)) (Excluding projections and
cable)
Dimensions
38.5(W) × 38.0(H) × 9.3(D) mm (1.52"(W) ×
1.50"(H) × 0.37"(D))
Weight
Approximately 90 g (3.2 oz)
Weight
Approximately 34 g (1.2 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.
■ USB Cradle (CA-36)
Input/Output
Terminals
Camera contact; USB port; external power
supply terminal (DC IN 5.3 V); AV terminal (AV
OUT: NTSC/PAL standards)
Power
Consumption
5.3 V DC, Approximately 3.2 W
Dimensions
109 (W) × 28 (H) × 66 (D) mm (4.3"(W) ×
1.1"(H) × 2.6"(D)) (Excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 63 g (2.2 oz)
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Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
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