User`s guide | Casio EX-Z300 Digital Camera User Manual

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Digital Camera
User’s Guide
K1145PCM2DMX
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
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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.
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-40)
Charger unit (BC-31L)
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap
here.
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
Power cord
USB cable
Strap
AV cable
CD-ROM
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Basic Reference
Read this first!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM, Photo Transport, or YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . 13
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Shutter)
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To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Detect Blur) . . .
To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur . . . . . . . . (Detect Panning) . . .
To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling . . . (Detect Smile) . . .
To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sensitivity) . . .
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Using Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Recognition) . . 34
❚ To perform a face recognition recording operation . . . . . . . . . . . . (Normal) . . . 34
❚ Using the Family First Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Family First) . . . 35
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous)
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO)
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift)
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Shooting with the Make-up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up) . . 46
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❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording)
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❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Shooting with AUTO BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion Image)
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 63
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Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . .
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous) . . .
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . .
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter) . . .
Shooting with Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Recognition) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . .
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light) . . .
Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame) . . .
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom) . . .
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . .
Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quick Shutter) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . . .
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . .
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality (Snapshot)) . . .
Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)) . . .
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . .
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . .
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO) . . .
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering) . . .
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . . .
Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter) . . .
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Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness) . . .
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . . .
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast) . . .
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity) . . .
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
❚❙ Other Playback Functions
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Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 85
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Layout Print)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT)
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing)
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting)
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye)
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness)
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Keystone)
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of
an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Correction)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing)
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Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 101
❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed
and the Number of Copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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Save images to a computer automatically/Manage images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . .
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . 122
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚❙ Other Settings
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REC Mode Control Panel Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R Panel)
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System (Video Out)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format)
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset)
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
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Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
❚❙ Appendix
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Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
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❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Number of Snapshots and Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
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Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Record
Delete
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images.
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What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
Auto Shutter
The camera releases the shutter automatically
when it detects the camera is still, the subject is
smiling, etc.
See page 30 for more information.
Make-up Mode
Point the camera at a person and it automatically
detects the person’s face for bright, beautiful
portraits every time.
See page 46 for more information.
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
An AUTO BEST SHOT mode automatically selects
the appropriate BEST SHOT sample scene based
on current shooting conditions.
See page 52 for more information.
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To charge the battery
1.
Positioning the positive + and negative
- terminals of the battery with those of
the charger unit, load the battery into
the charger unit.
2.
Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
[CHARGE] lamp
About 150 minutes are required to reach
full charge. The [CHARGE] lamp will go
out when charging is complete. Unplug the
power cord from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the charger.
Lamp Status
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Charger unit or battery problem (page 147)
Off
Charging complete or standing by, due to abnormally
high or low ambient temperature (page 147)
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-31L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-40).
Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger
can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
1
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN and
then open it as indicated by the arrows in the
illustration.
2.
Load the battery.
Stopper
With the EXILIM logo on the battery facing
upwards (in the direction of the monitor
screen), hold the stopper next to the
battery in the direction indicated by the
arrow as you slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in until the
stopper secures it in place.
3.
2
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the slider
towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the battery,
see page 147.
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
Remaining Power
High
Battery Indicator
Indicator Color
Cyan
Low
*
*
* Amber
*
*
Red
*
Red
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when
is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. You will have to reconfigure the settings after power is restored.
• See page 168 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 28).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 133, 133).
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On
the Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a
screen appears for configuring the display language,
date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and
time correctly will cause the wrong date and time
data to be recorded with images.
[ON/OFF]
[BS]
=8?
=4?
=2?
=6?
[SET]
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the language you want and then
press [SET].
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the area
where you will be using the camera and then
press [SET].
The selected area is highlighted in red.
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4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city where you will be using the camera
and then press [SET].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select the summer time (DST) setting you want and
then press [SET].
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
7.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to change and then use [8] and
[2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press [BS].
8.
Press [SET].
• If you make a mistake, you can change the settings later (pages 131, 132).
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
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Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 164.
Supported Memory Cards
–
–
–
–
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
Use one of the above types of memory card.
To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera and
then open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN and
then open it as indicated by the arrows in the
illustration.
2.
2
Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so
its front is facing upwards
(towards the monitor screen
side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until
you hear it click securely into
place.
3.
1
Front
Back
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the slider
towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the memory
card, see page 149.
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IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 15) 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.
To format (initialize) a new memory card
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To enter the REC Mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [r]
(REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p] (PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode,
the lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends. Holding
the lens with your hand so it cannot extend creates the
risk of malfunction.
• Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches
to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds
after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 133, 133)
will turn off power automatically if you do not perform
any operation for a preset amount of time.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p]
(PLAY)
[r]
(REC)
To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 134).
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To shoot a snapshot
1.
Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 52.
Snapshot mode icon
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
2.
Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
3.
Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
Back lamp
When focus is complete, the camera will
beep, the back lamp will light green, and
the focus frame will turn green.
Focus frame
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for goodlooking images.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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4.
Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Full-press
Shooting a Movie
[0]
Press [0] to start movie
recording. Press [0] again to
stop movie recording. See
page 47 for details.
Snap (Image is recorded.)
IMPORTANT!
• While the “Anti Shake” setting is “D Auto” or “A Camera AS”, half pressing the
shutter will cause the camera to vibrate and emit an operation sound. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction (page 68).
. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 71).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal 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.
. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.) Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 65) 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.
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Holding the Camera Correctly
Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
Horizontal
Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the
strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
dropping the camera, attach the wrist
strap and make sure it is around your
fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its
strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use
with this camera only. Never use it for
any other purpose.
Lens
Flash
Front lamp
Microphone
Strap
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 80.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY
mode.
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 154).
• You also can clear the information to
[p] (PLAY)
view only the snapshot (page 137).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 81). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
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Deleting Images
If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need to free up storage
and record more images.
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 100) deletes both the snapshot and the audio
file.
To delete a single file
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] (
).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
To delete all files
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] (
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files Delete” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
).
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
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Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand
when shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 74).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist lamp to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 65) or Manual Focus (page
63).
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Snapshot Tutorial
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
[8] [2] [4] [6]
Available settings
Control Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
[SET]
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
1Image size/Quality* (pages 25, 74)
2Flash (page 28)
3Auto Shutter (page 30)
4Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity
(page 32)
5ISO sensitivity (page 41)
6Continuous shutter (page
7Face recognition/Make-up
(pages 34, 46)
8EV shift (page 42)
9Date/Time (page 43)
39)
* Image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You can configure the camera to turn off display of the Control Panel when you
press [SET] (page 126).
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 61).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while a Prerecord Movie, For YouTube, or
Voice Recording Operation is in progress.
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Changing the Image Size (Size)
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size) through
a print service, attaching an image to e-mail,
when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
Pixel
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
7M (3072x2304) size image =
Approximately 7 million pixels
3072*
2304*
VGA (640x480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
640*
480*
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Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as A3 size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail,
etc.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 164.
• For information about movie image size, see page 75.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 98.
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. To select the image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Image Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
10M
(3648x2736)
Poster Print
3:2
(3648x2432)
Poster Print
16:9
(3648x2048)
HDTV
7M
(3072x2304)
A3 Print
4M
(2304x1728)
A4 Print
2M
(1600x1200)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images
are relatively coarser.
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 98) from the original
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is 10M (10 million pixels).
• Selecting 3:2 (3648x2432 pixels) records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which
matches the standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
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Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press [SET].
) once.
When the “R Panel” menu item (page 126)
is “Hide” (so the Control Panel is not
displayed), pressing [2] (
) will cycle
through the available flash settings.
3.
Flash
[2] (
)
> Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
? Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
< Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
_ Soft Flash
Soft flash always fires, regardless of exposure conditions
¥ Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to indicate
that image recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot
< indicates the flash will fire.
until the lamp stops flashing orange, which
indicates that charging is complete.
2
N
NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient
temperature, etc.) With a fully charged battery it takes about 4 seconds.
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select “Flash Off” for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photograph is prohibited.
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• Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Wide Angle: 0.2 m to 4.5 m (0.7' to 14.8')
Telephoto: 0.5 m to 2.0 m (1.6' to 6.6')
* The above values depend on the optical zoom setting.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking
directly at the camera (flash).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from
the camera.
Other Useful Flash Features
• Changing the flash intensity (page 79)
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Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
With Auto Shutter, the camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects that
certain conditions are present.
¸ Detect Blur
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
image blur to camera and subject movement are
minimized.
¯ Detect Panning
When panning, the camera releases the shutter
automatically when it determines there is no blur in the
subject being followed.
¨ Detect Smile
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
the subject is smiling.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top
(Auto Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the Auto Shutter type and then press [SET].
To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur (Detect Blur)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting hand and subject movement. The camera
will release the shutter automatically the moment it
determines there is no image blur.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
detection of image blur due to hand movement or
subject movement is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
Snapshot Tutorial
To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur (Detect Panning)
1.
Point the camera at location where the subject will pass and then halfpress the shutter button to adjust exposure and focus.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
This will put the camera into Auto Shutter standby.
Move the camera to follow the movement of the
subject. The camera will release the shutter
automatically the moment it determines there is no
blur in the subject you are following.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
panning detection is in progress.
Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling
(Detect Smile)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting whether the subject is smiling. The
camera will release the shutter automatically the
moment it determines the subject is smiling.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
smile detection is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
Snapshot Tutorial
To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity (Sensitivity)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top
(Sensitivity).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the sensitivity setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• You can select any one of three sensitivity levels, from ø (Lowest) to
œ (Highest).
• With the œ (Highest) setting, the auto shutter release is triggered relatively
easily. Auto shutter release triggering becomes more difficult with the ø
(Lowest) setting, but recorded images have the least blur. Experiment with
Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity settings to find the one that work best for you.
. Using Auto Shutter in Combination with Continuous Shutter
The following describes how Auto Shutter works while used in combination with
Continuous Shutter (page 39).
With Normal Speed
Continuous Shutter
The camera will go back into Auto Shutter standby and be
ready to shoot again each time it is triggered. To stop an
ongoing Normal Speed Continuous Shutter operation,
press [SET].
With High-speed
Continuous Shutter
10 continuous shutter images will be shot when Auto
Shutter is triggered.
With Flash
Continuous Shutter
3 continuous shutter images will be shot with flash when
Auto Shutter is triggered.
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Tips for Better Auto Shutter Snapshots
• Using Auto Shutter in combination with Anti Shake (page 68) reduces the chance
of image blur even more.
• While recording with Detect Blur or Detect Smile, keep the camera as still as
possible until the recording operation is complete.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Detect Blur and Detect Panning may not produce the desired effect when shooting
in an area where dim lighting requires a slow shutter speed, or when the subject is
moving extremely quickly.
• Since facial expressions differ from individual to individual, you may experience
problems with getting the camera to release the shutter while Detect Smile is being
used. If this happens, change the trigger sensitivity setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 133) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 133) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
• To cancel Auto Shutter recording while Auto Shutter is being performed (indicated
by “0 Auto” flashing on the monitor screen), press [SET].
• The “O Tracking” setting for the AF area cannot be used while Detect Blur or
Detect Panning is selected for the Auto Shutter setting (page 69).
• Always make sure you had “U Spot” selected for the AF area whenever you are
using the Detect Smile Auto Shutter setting (page 69).
• Auto Shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT sample scenes (AUTO BEST SHOT, ID Photo, Business
cards and documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice
Recording)
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with Auto Shutter.
– Triple Self-timer
– Tracking AF
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Using Face Recognition (Face Recognition)
The face recognition feature adjusts focus and brightness to the faces in the image.
Face recognition has two modes, described below.
G Normal
Detects human faces in the image.
H Family First
Gives priority to specific faces that have been pre-recorded as
family members.
To perform a face recognition recording operation (Normal)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: Normal” and then press
[SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the faces
it focuses on will turn green.
6.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
• Half pressing the shutter button to perform face recognition while “O
Tracking” (page 69) is selected for the AF area, will cause the focus frame to
follow the movement of the face.
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Using the Family First Mode (Family First)
. To pre-record the faces of family members, etc.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “K Record Family” and then press [SET].
4.
With the camera pointed straight at the face of
the person you want to pre-record, align the
frame on the monitor screen with the face and
then press the shutter button.
5.
When the message “Face recognition
successful!” appears, use [8] and [2] to select
“Save” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can pre-record a total of 12 faces, for up to six different individuals.
• Face data is stored in the camera’s built-in memory, in a folder named “FAMILY”
(page 124).
. To assign a priority level to pre-recorded face data
You can use the procedure below to assign names and priority levels to pre-recorded
faces.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “J Edit Family” and
then press [SET].
Face data editing
screen
This will display the face data editing screen.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the face data
you want to edit, and then press [SET].
5.
Use [4] and [6] to select a name, and then
press [2].
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6.
Use [4] and [6] to select the priority level you want and then press
[SET].
• You can set the priority to one of four levels: q (Disabled: no detection),
and from þ (Low) to v (High).
7.
To complete the setting procedure, press [MENU] twice.
NOTE
• To delete pre-recorded face data, perform steps 1, 2, and 3 of the above procedure
and then press [MENU]. You can use the menu to select one face data record or all
face data records (page 22).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 136) deletes all the recorded face
data.
To add a face data shot to an existing pre-recorded family member
Face recognition efficiency can be improved by recording three or four face data
shots under various conditions for a single individual.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “J Edit Family” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the thumbnail of face data to which
you want to add another face data shot, and then press [MENU].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Add”, and then press [SET].
6.
Perform steps 4 and 5 under “To pre-record the faces of family
members, etc.” (page 35) to add the face data shot.
NOTE
• Camera memory can store face data for up to six individuals, and up to 12 face
data items.
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. To shoot a snapshot using pre-recorded face data
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “H Face Recognition: Family First” and then
press [SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a boundary around each one.
• The boundaries will be colored according to the priority level of the face: white
(lowest), yellow, or light blue (highest). The light blue boundary indicates the
highest priority face when the image is recorded.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
This will focus on the face with the highest priority (the one with the light blue
boundary) and adjust its brightness. A green focus frame will appear at the
highest priority face.
6.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the
way.
To give priority to detection speed or number of faces
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “L Priority” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].
Speed
Minimizes face recognition time, and limits the number of faces that
can be detected at one time to five.
Quantity
Enables detection of a maximum of five to ten faces. With this
setting, the camera recognizes faces in the image that are smaller
and further away from the camera (when shooting with the Normal
mode).
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Tips for Best Face Recognition Results
• The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the focus mode when
shooting with face recognition.
• Even if you have the face of a family member pre-recorded, the person’s facial
expression, shooting conditions, or other factors can make proper detection
(highest priority assignment) impossible.
• Face recognition can be improved by pre-recording multiple versions of the same
person’s face indoors and outdoors, with different expressions, and at different
angles.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– The face of a pet or some other non-human subject
IMPORTANT!
• Face recognition cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White
board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice Recording)
– Movie Recording
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with face recognition.
– Multi AF
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Using Continuous Shutter (Continuous)
Your camera has three continuous shutter modes.
Z Normal
Speed CS
Continually records images until memory becomes full.
V High
Speed CS
Continually records images at a speed that is faster than Normalspeed, until memory becomes full. Image size is fixed at 2M
(1600x1200 pixels).
C Flash CS
Flash Continuous Shutter shoots up to three images with flash if the
shutter button is kept depressed. Shooting stops if you release the
shutter button before three images are recorded. Image size is fixed
at 2M (1600x1200 pixels).
* To turn off a continuous shutter mode, select “Off”.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top
(Continuous Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter mode you want, and
then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed.
Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
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NOTE
• With continuous shutter, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for
successive images as well.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (AUTO BEST SHOT, ID Photo, Business cards and
documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice
Recording)
– Make-up
• The continuous shutter rate depends on the current image size and image quality
settings.
• The speed of Normal-speed Continuous Shutter and High-Speed Continuous
Shutter depends on the type of memory card loaded in the camera and the amount
of free space available for storage. When shooting to built-in memory, continuous
shutter shooting is relatively slow.
• Flash is turned off ? automatically when High-speed Continuous Shutter is
selected.
• With flash continuous shutter, the flash mode automatically becomes < (flash on).
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with Normal-speed or High-speed
Continuous Shutter.
• Note that images recorded with High-speed and Flash Continuous Shutter are of
somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded
with Normal-speed Continuous Shutter.
• The ISO sensitivity setting always is “Auto” for High-speed and Flash Continuous
Shutter, regardless of the camera’s current ISO sensitivity setting.
• The flash range for Flash Continuous Shutter is narrower than that for normal flash.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(ISO Sensitivity).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
AUTO
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
ISO 64
Lower sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Less noise
ISO 3200 Higher sensitivity
Fast shutter speed
(Set for shooting in
dimly lit areas.)
Some coarseness
(increased digital
noise)
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
• “AUTO” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current
ISO sensitivity setting.
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
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Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (EV Shift).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[6]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[4]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV
value to 0.0.
4.
Press [SET].
Exposure
compensation value
This applies the exposure compensation value. The
exposure compensation value you set remains in
effect until you change it.
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (Date/Time).
Use [4] and [6] to select the date or time.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display style (page 132) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with Zoom
Your camera provides you with 4X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal
distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally
processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of
4X to 60.2X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 45).
1.
In the REC Mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
w (Wide Angle):Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range
z (Telephoto) :Enlarges the subject and narrows the range
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping (page 131) is turned on.
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NOTE
• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the
camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image
deterioration (page 45).
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical
zoom setting before you press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording.
Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
• During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting.
Image deterioration indicator
Focusing range
(Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and Manual
Focus.)
Zoom bar
Undeteriorated image quality range
Deteriorated image quality range
4X to 22.8X
1X
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 4X optical zoom point
16X to 60.2X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Image deterioration
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• The image deterioration point
depends on the image size (page
25). 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 “7M” 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.
Image
Size
Maximum
Zoom Factor
Undeteriorated
zoom limit
10M
16X
4X
3:2
16X
4X
16:9
16X
4X
7M
19X
4.8X
4M
25X
6.3X
2M
35.3X
9.1X
VGA
60.2X
22.8X
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Shooting with the Make-up Mode (Make-up)
With the Make-up Mode, the camera detect faces automatically and makes
adjustments to maximize facial brightness and beauty.
1.
In the REC mode, press ½.
• This will enter the Make-up Mode, which is indicated by ± on the monitor
screen.
½ (Make-up)
Make-up icon
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select “Make-up Level” (seventh
Control Panel icon from the top), and then press
[SET].
• You can set one of 13 levels in the range of “0 (Off)” (no correction) to “+12
(Max.)” (maximum correction). The larger the value, the greater the processing
that is performed.
3.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a frame around each one.
4.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus on the face, which will cause frames around it to turn
green.
5.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button all the way
down.
NOTE
• The following functions cannot be used together with the Make-up Mode.
Continuous Shutter, Triple Self-timer
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Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie
1.
Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 75).
The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you
select.
2.
In the REC mode, press [0] (Movie).
This will start recording and display Y on the monitor
screen.
Movie recording includes monaural audio.
3.
Remaining
recording time
Press [0] again to stop recording.
• 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 [0].
Recording time
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 52), you can select the sample scene that matches the type
of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for
beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene,
for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appear clearer and brighter.
Minimizing the Effects of Camera Movement during Movie Recording
You can configure the camera to minimize the effects of camera movement during
movie recording (page 68). Note, however, that this does not prevent image blur due
to subject movement and it makes the field of view narrower.
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NOTE
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your fingers,
Microphone
etc.
– Good recording 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.
• 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 not be recorded in a snapshot, but will be recorded in the case of a movie.
• Use of certain types of memory cards increase the time it takes to record movies,
which can cause movie frames to be lost. This condition is indicated by » and Y
flashing on the monitor screen. To avoid loss of movie frames, use of a memory
card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second is recommended.
• Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical
zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing
[0] to start recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Auto Focus and Macro Focus become fixed focus while shooting a movie (page
63).
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Using Prerecord Movie
With this feature, the camera prerecords up to five seconds of whatever is happening
in front of the lens in a buffer that is continually updated. Pressing [0] saves the
prerecorded action (buffer contents) followed by real-time recording. Real-time
recording continues until you stop it.
[0]
[0]
Movie
Recording start
5-second prerecorded part (from the buffer)
Recording end
. To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Prerecord (Movie)” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ‰ to appear on the monitor screen.
. To shoot a Prerecord Movie
1.
With the camera pointed at the subject, press [0].
This will save five seconds of action prerecorded in the buffer and start real-time
recording.
2.
Press [0] again to stop recording.
• To turn off Prerecord Movie, press [BS] and then select R (Auto).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button.
Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded.
NOTE
• You cannot shoot a snapshot during movie recording in the optical zoom range of
1X to 1.4X.
• You can use [2] (
) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting.
• Movie recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is
recorded.
• Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible while any one of the
following BEST SHOT scenes is selected.
Prerecord (Movie), ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc.,
For YouTube, Voice Recording
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording)
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie. You can
record about 120 minutes of Voice Recording using the camera’s built-in memory
only.
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Voice Recording” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ` to appear on the monitor screen.
3.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording time
• The back lamp flashes green while recording is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a marker
into the recording. During playback, you will be
able to jump to the markers in the recording.
4.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
• To create another audio recording file, repeat steps
3 and 4.
• To turn off Voice Recording, press [BS] and then
select R (Auto).
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Remaining recording
time
Recording Movie Images and Audio
NOTE
• You can use [8] (DISP) during audio recording to toggle the monitor screen on
and off.
• When monitor screen contents are turned off, selecting the “Voice Recording”
scene will cause the monitor screen to turn off immediately (page 137).
About audio data
• Audio files can be played back on a computer with Windows Media Player or
QuickTime.
– Audio Data: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
– Audio File Size: Approximately 165KB (Approximately 30 seconds of recording
at 5.5KB per second)
To play back an audio recording
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to display
the Voice Recording file you want to play.
` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Jump to marker
While playback is paused, press [4] or [6] to
jump to the next marker and then press [SET]
to resume playback.
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
Monitor screen on/off
[8] (DISP)
Playback end
[MENU]
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Using BEST SHOT
What is BEST SHOT?
BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of
different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the
camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. This helps to minimize the chance of ruined
images due to poor exposure and shutter speed settings.
Some Sample Scenes
Portrait
Scenery
Night Scene
Night Scene Portrait
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
This will display a menu of BEST SHOT scenes.
• The initial default selection is R (Auto).
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the
boundary to the scene you want to select.
• The scene menu has multiple pages. Use [8] and
[2] to scroll between menu pages.
• You can access information about the currently
selected scene. See page 53 for details.
• To return to normal snapshot recording, select
Scene 1 R (Auto). Pressing [MENU] while the
scene selection screen or scene information
screen is displayed will cause the boundary to jump
directly to R (Auto).
3.
Currently selected scene
(with boundary)
Scene name
Scene number
Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene.
This returns to the REC mode.
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a
different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure from
step 1.
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4.
Press the shutter button (if you are shooting a snapshot) or [0] (if you
are shooting a movie).
NOTE
• The BEST SHOT YouTube scene sets up the camera for recording movies that are
optimized for uploading to YouTube. Movies recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a special folder to make them easy to locate for uploading (page 124).
Maximum recording time while the YouTube scene is selected is 10 minutes.
. Using Scene Information Screen
To find out more about a scene, select it with the boundary
on the scene selection screen, and then slide the zoom
controller in either direction.
• To return to the scene menu, slide the zoom controller
again.
• To scroll between scenes, use [4] and [6].
• To configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene, press [SET]. To return to the scene
information screen for the currently selected BEST SHOT scene, press [BS].
. BEST SHOT Precautions
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while recording a movie:
ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Self-portrait
(1 person), Self-portrait (2 people)
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while shooting a snapshot:
Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube.
• The Voice Recording scene cannot be used while shooting a snapshot or recording
a movie.
• Selecting the Night Scene or Fireworks scene results in a slow shutter speed
setting. Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital noise in the
image, the camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction process when
either of these scenes is selected. This means that it will take a bit longer for the
image to be saved which is indicated by the back lamp flashing green. Do not
perform any key operation during that time. Also, it is a good idea to use a tripod to
avoid image blur due to camera movement when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
• Your camera includes a sample scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is named either “For
eBay” or “Auction”. Images you record using the auction site sample scene are
stored in a special folder so you can easily find them on your computer (page 124).
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• High Sensitivity
– The high sensitivity setting is disabled whenever the camera’s flash fires.
– High sensitivity may not produce the desired results in very dark conditions.
– When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to protect against blurring
due to camera movement.
– Under certain lighting conditions, the camera will perform an automatic noise
filtering operation to reduce digital noise in the image. This operation causes the
camera to take longer than normal to save the image and be ready for the next
shot.
• BEST SHOT scene images were not shot using this camera.
• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce the results you expected
due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can modify the camera settings that are made after you select a BEST SHOT
scene. Note, however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults when
you select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera.
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups
You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall
whenever you need them.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named BEST SHOT
(Register User Scene).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot or movie whose setup you want
to save.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Save”, and then press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall User Scene”, along
with a scene number.
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NOTE
• BEST SHOT snapshot scenes can be used for snapshots only and movie scenes
can be used for movies only.
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST SHOT scene by
displaying the camera’s setting menus and looking at its settings.
• User snapshot scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: SU1, SU2, and so
on, while movies are assigned numbers in the sequence: MU1, MU2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user snapshot BEST SHOT
scene.
Face Recognition, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Metering, Lighting,
Make-up, Flash Intensity, Color Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user movie BEST SHOT
scene.
Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Color Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory (page 124) in the SCENE
folder (snapshots) or MSCENE folder (movies).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 136) deletes all user BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Use the following procedure when you want to delete a user BEST SHOT scene.
1 Display the information screen (page 53) of the user BEST SHOT scene you
want to delete.
), select “Delete”, and then press [SET].
2 Press [2] (
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Shooting with AUTO BEST SHOT
With AUTO BEST SHOT, the camera automatically selects the BEST SHOT scene
that suits your subject and shooting conditions, and configures its settings
accordingly. The following are the scenes selected automatically by AUTO BEST
SHOT.
Portrait, Scenery, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Macro, Sports, etc.
1.
Press [BS] and then select the “AUTO BEST SHOT” scene.
2.
Point the camera at the subject.
AUTO BEST SHOT icon
The camera will automatically select the BEST SHOT
scene that suits your subject and shooting conditions,
and configure its settings accordingly. If shooting
conditions change, the camera may change to a
different BEST SHOT scene automatically.
• The camera will display the scene selected on the
monitor screen for a few seconds.
3.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
• The AUTO BEST SHOT will remain activated, so the camera will select a
BEST SHOT scene for the next shot after image recording is complete.
. To change to a different BEST SHOT scene
If you do not want to use the BEST SHOT scene that the camera selects
automatically, press [SET], use [4] and [6] to select a different scene, and then
press [SET] again.
IMPORTANT!
• Certain subjects and/or shooting conditions can make it impossible for the camera
to select an appropriate scene.
• You can temporarily toggle automatic scene selection on or off by pressing the [4]
or [6] button.
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Shooting ID Photographs
You can use this procedure to shoot a portrait and then print it out in the following
standard ID photo sizes: 30x24mm, 40x30mm, 45x35mm, 50x40mm, 55x45mm.
1.
Press [BS] and then select the “ID Photo” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot a portrait of the person for whom you
want to create an ID photo.
3.
Adjust the position of the face in the image.
[8] [2] [4] [6] :Moves the portrait up, down, left, and right.
Zoom controller :Zooms the portrait in and out.
Head line
Oval boundary
Chin line
4.
Press [SET].
This saves the image in memory.
• The resulting image is always saved as a 5M (2560x1920 pixels) size image,
regardless of the camera’s image size setting.
Printing an ID Photo
The print operation outputs multiple copies of the same image on the same sheet in
various standard ID photo sizes. Cut out the image(s) you need.
• Actual prints are slightly larger than the standard ID photo sizes to facilitate
trimming.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to select “4"x6"” as the paper size (page 104).
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to set up your printer for “borderless print”. For
full details, see the user documentation that comes with your printer.
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Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents
A process called “keystone
correction” makes lines straight
and natural, even if rectangular
subjects are shot from an angle.
Before keystone
correction
After keystone
correction
Business cards and
documents
White board, etc.
BEST SHOT has two scenes.
1.
Press [BS] and then select the “Business cards and documents” or
“White board, etc.” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
This image will appear on the monitor screen with a red
boundary around the area that is selected for keystone
correction. If there is a black boundary, it means that the
camera detected more than one area that could be
keystone corrected. Use [4] and [6] to move the
boundary to the area you want to keystone correct.
• The message “Cannot correct image!” will appear on
the monitor screen if there are no areas that need to be keystone corrected,
and the image will be saved to memory as it is.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then press [SET].
This will correct the image and save the resulting (corrected) image.
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NOTE
• When composing an image like the ones shown above, make sure that the entire
outline of the object you are trying to shoot is enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the object is against a background that allows its outline to stand out.
• VGA size images are stored as VGA size images. All other size images are stored
as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) images.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with the “White board, etc.” and “Business
cards and documents” scenes. However, you can use optical zoom (page 43).
Recording a Self-portrait
With this feature, you can shoot your own self-portrait simply by pointing the camera
at your face.
BEST SHOT has two self-portrait scenes from which to choose.
• Self-portrait (1 person): Shoots when the face of at least one person, including
you, is detected.
• Self-portrait (2 people) : Shoots when the faces of at least two people, including
you, are detected.
1.
Press [BS] and then select “Self-portrait (1 person)” or “Self-portrait
(2 people)”.
2.
Press the shutter button all the way down, and
point the camera at yourself.
About three seconds after you press the shutter button, the
camera will go into Auto Shutter standby and start face
detection. The camera will go into Auto Shutter standby
and detect the faces of any people in the image.
When the camera is able to detect the number of required
individuals, it will release the shutter automatically when it
determines there is no image blur.
• The camera will emit a shutter sound and the front lamp will flash twice when
the shutter is released.
• To cancel Auto Shutter standby, press [SET].
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NOTE
• You can shoot with the self-portrait feature in combination with a continuous
shutter (CS) mode (page 39). Operation is the same as that when a continuous
shutter (CS) mode is used in combination with Auto Shutter. See page 32 for more
information.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Shooting with the self-portrait feature may produce a blurred image when shooting
in areas where lighting is dim, which results in a very slow shutter speed setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 133) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 133) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
Isolating Moving Subjects (Multi-motion Image)
Multi-motion Image can be used to isolate a moving subject
within a series of multiple images and places them against a
stationary background. Make sure that the camera is not
moving or shaking when shooting with Multi-motion Image.
1.
Press [BS] and then select the “Multi-motion
Image” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to start shooting.
Continuous Shutter shooting will stop after some time, and the resulting
composite image will appear on the monitor screen.
• Keep the camera still until all of the continuous shutter images are recorded.
• When using this feature, image size is fixed at 3M (2048x1536 pixels).
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Advanced Settings
The following are menu operations you can use to configure various camera settings.
• You also can use the Control Panel (page 24) to configure some of the settings that
appear on the menu screen. Refer to the page references provided in this section
for information about configuring settings using the Control Panel.
Using On-screen Menus
. Example Menu Screen Operation
Press [MENU] to display the menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Example: REC mode menu
[MENU]
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
[4] [6]
Selects tabs. [6] is also used to display the options available for a
setting.
[8] [2] Selects a setting option.
[SET]
Registers the selected setting.
[MENU] Exits the menu screen.
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
This will display the menu screen.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the tab where the item you want to configure
is located.
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3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item you
want, and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
5.
After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET].
• Pressing [4] registers the selected setting and
returns to the menu.
• To configure settings on another tab after
pressing [4] to return to the menu, use [8] to
move the highlighting up to the tabs, and then
use [4] and [6] to select the tab you want.
Example:
When “Focus” is selected
on the “REC” tab
Tabs
Settings
. Menu Operations in This Manual
Menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same one described under “Example Menu Screen Operation” on
page 61.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Press
[r] (REC).
Press
[MENU].
Use [8] and [2] to select the “Focus”
and then press [6].
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REC Mode Settings (REC)
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Settings
Type of Shot
Focus Mode
Snapshot
Movies
Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot
Movies
Q Auto
Focus
General
recording
Automatic
Approximately
40 cm to 9
(infinity)
(1.3' to 9)
´
Macro
Close ups
Automatic
Approximately
10 cm to
Fixed
focal point 50 cm
(3.9" to 19.7")
E Pan
Focus
Shooting with
a relatively
wide focus
range
Fixed
focal point
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed
W
Manual
Focus
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
Fixed
distance*2, *4
Fixed
distance*2, *3
Infinity
Approximately 10 cm to 9
(infinity)*2 (3.9" to 9)
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting.
*3 The distance depends on shooting conditions, and appears on the monitor screen
when the shutter button is half-pressed.
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*4
(m)
Normal
Macro
Zoom Steps
Close Up
Telephoto
Center distance
Z1 (Wide)
Approx. 0.70 (2.3')
9
0.20 (7.9")
2
Approx. 0.90 (3.0')
9
0.25 (9.8")
3
Approx. 1.10 (3.6')
9
0.30 (11.8")
4
Approx. 1.25 (4.1')
9
0.30 (11.8")
5
Approx. 1.60 (5.2')
9
0.35 (13.8")
6
Approx. 2.00 (6.6')
9
0.45 (17.7")
7
Approx. 2.50 (8.2')
9
0.55 (21.7")
8
Approx. 3.00 (9.8')
9
0.55 (21.7")
9 (Tele)
Approx. 3.60 (11.8')
9
0.55 (21.7")
NOTE
• Above values are for reference only.
For movie macro, the focus range is a few centimeters within the center distance.
To focus with manual focus
1.
On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2.
Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary will
enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in
focusing. If you do not perform any operation for two
seconds while the enlarged image is displayed, the
screen in step 1 will re-appear.
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Yellow boundary
Advanced Settings
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Auto Macro can be used when recording snapshots only.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
71) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “U Spot” or “O Tracking” for
the Auto Focus area (page 69).
1.
2.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then halfpress the shutter button.
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
• When “O Tracking” is selected as the Auto Focus
area, the focus frame will move automatically and
follow the subject.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
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Using Continuous Shutter (Continuous)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Continuous
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 39.
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
„ 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 image blur due to camera
movement.
” X3
(Triple
Self-timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready
after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera to
get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings,
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
Off
Turns off the Self-timer.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in
progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing
[SET].
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Front lamp
Advanced Settings
NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Normal-speed Continuous Shutter, High-speed Continuous Shutter, some BEST
SHOT scenes (Prerecord (Movie), Voice Recording)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Auto Shutter, Flash Continuous Shutter, Movie, Make-up, some BEST SHOT
scenes (ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., For
YouTube)
Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Auto Shutter
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 30.
Shooting with Face Recognition (Face Recognition)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Face Recognition
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 34.
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Advanced Settings
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement
(Anti Shake)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Anti Shake
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce image blur due to subject
movement or camera movement when shooting a moving subject using telephoto,
when shooting a fast-moving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting conditions.
Your digital camera is equipped with a CCD shift type camera shake correction
feature and a high-sensitivity anti image blur feature. These two features work in
concert to minimize the effects of hand and subject movement.
D Auto
Minimizes the effects of hand and subject movement.
A Camera AS
Minimizes the effects of camera movement only
S Image AS
Minimizes the effects of subject movement only
F DEMO
Half-pressing the shutter button demonstrates the effect of
“A Camera AS”. However, the image is not recorded.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings
IMPORTANT!
• While the “Anti Shake” setting is “D Auto” or “A Camera AS”, half pressing the
shutter will cause the camera to vibrate and emit an operation sound. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction.
NOTE
• Only Camera Stabilizer can be used during movie recording.
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear on the monitor screen
when you half-press the shutter button while “D Auto” is selected. These values
will appear briefly, however, in the preview image that is displayed immediately
after you shoot a snapshot.
• The ISO sensitivity setting (page 41) must be “AUTO” for “S Image AS” to work.
• If the flash fires, the Anti Shake icon S will remain on the display, even though
Anti Shake does not function during flash photography.
• 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 camera or subject movement
when movement is severe.
• “A Camera AS” may not work properly when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
Either turn off Anti Shake or select “S Image AS”.
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Area
U Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image.
This setting works well with focus lock (page 65).
I Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among nine
possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the camera
focuses will be displayed in green.
O Tracking
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is selected,
the focus frame will follow the movement of the subject.
“U Spot” or “O Tracking”
“I Multi”
Focus frame
Focus frame
• “I Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face
Recognition (page 34).
• “O Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Auto
Shutter (page 30).
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light (AF Assist Light)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Assist Light
Half-pressing the shutter button while this setting is selected causes
the front lamp to light, which provides illumination for focusing in
areas where lighting is dim. Leaving this function turned off is
recommended when shoot portraits from short distances, etc.
Front lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Never look directly into the front lamp while it is lit.
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Changing the Focus Frame Shape (Focus Frame)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus Frame
You can use this procedure to select from among six different shapes, including a
heart shape, for the focus frame.
Settings
¹
ß
™
¬
μ
®
Random
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button will cause the focus frame to change one of the
shapes shown below.
Focus successful
Focus not successful
• While “Random” is selected, one of the five focus frames is selected randomly
whenever the camera is turned on.
• When shooting with face recognition, the frame shape is ß.
• Monitor screen information display is always on (page 137) when “I Multi” is
selected as the AF area (page 69) while any focus frame other than ß is selected
with this setting. Also, the following items will not appear.
On-screen grid, histogram, and the following information when the shutter button is
half-pressed: ISO, aperture, shutter speed.
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off (Digital Zoom)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Digital Zoom
You can use this setting to turn digital zoom on or off. When digital zoom is turned off,
operating the zoom controller zooms the image with optical zoom only.
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Advanced Settings
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys (L/R Key)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * L/R Key
You can assign one of the five functions listed below to the [4] and [6] keys.
Setting
[4]/[6] key operation
Metering
Changes the Metering Mode (page 77)
EV Shift
Adjusts the EV shift value (page 42)
White Balance Changes the white balance setting (page 76)
ISO
Changes the ISO Sensitivity setting (page 41)
Self-timer
Sets the self-timer time (page 66)
Off
Cancels [4] and [6] key assignments
Shooting with Quick Shutter (Quick Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Quick Shutter
When Quick Shutter is turned on, you can press the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. This will record the image using a high-speed focus operation
that is much faster than Auto Focus.
On
Turns on Quick Shutter
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
Off
Turns off Quick Shutter so focus is performed using normal Auto Focus
before the image is recorded.
• If you press fully the shutter button while Quick Shutter is turned off,
images will continue to be shot without focusing.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button
in order to ensure proper focus.
NOTE
• Quick Shutter is disabled when the zoom factor is greater. Recording is performed
using Auto Focus at this time.
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Displaying the On-screen Grid (Grid)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Grid
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode
monitor screen for easy vertical and horizontal alignment
when composing images.
Turning on Image Review (Review)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Review
While Review is turned on, the camera will display a image for about one second
immediately after you press the shutter button to record it.
Using Icon Help (Icon Help)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Icon Help
While Icon Help is turned on, a textual description will appear on the display for
certain icons when you switch between REC functions.
Functions Supported by Icon Help
• REC Mode, Flash, Metering Mode, White Balance, Self-timer, EV Shift
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Advanced Settings
Configuring Power On Default Settings (Memory)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Memory
When you turn off the camera, it remembers the current settings of all enabled
memory items and restores them when you turn it back on. Any memory item that is
disabled will be returned to its initial default setting whenever you turn off the camera.
Setting
Disabled (Initial Default Setting)
b BEST SHOT
Snapshot (Auto)
Auto Shutter
Off
Flash
Auto
Focus
AF (Auto Focus)
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Spot
Metering
Multi
Enabled
Setting at
power off
Continuous
Off
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Position before manual focus was selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
* Optical zoom setting only.
• If you turn the camera power off and then back on while the BEST SHOT memory
item is enabled, all of the other memory items (except for zoom position) are
initialized to the currently selected BEST SHOT sample scene setup, regardless of
the enabled/disabled status of the other memory items.
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Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Specifying Snapshot Size (Size)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Size
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 27.
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * T Quality (Snapshot)
Fine
Gives image quality priority
Normal
Normal
Economy
Gives number of images priority
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting a finely detailed image
of nature that includes dense tree branches or leaves, or an image of a complex
pattern.
• Memory capacity (the number of images you can record) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 164).
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Specifying Movie Image Quality (Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * » Quality (Movie)
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HD) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
Image Quality (Pixels)
Approximate Data Rate
Frame Rate
HD*
1280x720
8.0 Megabits/second
24 frames/second
STD
640x480
3.8 Megabits/second
30 frames/second
LP
320x240
660 kilobits/second
15 frames/second
* The 16:9 aspect ratio is available only when “HD” is selected as the image quality.
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * EV Shift
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 42.
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Controlling White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * White Balance
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
Auto
Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
¤ (Daylight)
For shooting outdoors on a clear day
' (Overcast)
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade, etc.
“ (Shade)
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
† (Day White
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent)
– (Daylight
Fluorescent)
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
« (Tungsten)
For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
Blank white paper
1Select “Manual”.
2Under the lighting conditions you plan to
use when shooting, point the camera at a
blank white piece of paper so it fills the
entire monitor screen and then press the
shutter button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically
determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source
conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point,
which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible. If this happens, select
the white balance setting that matches your shooting conditions (Daylight,
Overcast, etc.)
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 41.
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Metering
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
B Multi
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into sections and
measures the light in each section for a balanced exposure reading.
This type of metering provides error-free exposure settings for a
wide range of shooting conditions.
N Center
Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus
area to measure light. This type of metering is best when you want
some level of control over contrast.
˜ 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.
• The currently selected metering mode is indicated by an icon on the snapshot
screen. No icon is displayed when “B Multi” is selected as the metering mode.
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Advanced Settings
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
when shooting images.
Extra
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “On” setting.
When this option is selected, it takes longer for the image to be stored
after the shutter button is pressed.
On
Performs brightness correction.
Off
Does not perform brightness correction.
• You also can optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas in existing
images (page 91).
Using Built-in Color Filters (Color Filter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Color Filter
Settings: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
Controlling Image Sharpness (Sharpness)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Sharpness
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2 (sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
Controlling Color Saturation (Saturation)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Saturation
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2 (most saturated) to –2 (least
saturated).
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Adjusting Image Contrast (Contrast)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Contrast
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most contrast between light and
dark) to –2 (least contrast between light and dark).
Specifying Flash Intensity (Flash Intensity)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Flash Intensity
You can specify one of five flash intensity settings, from –2 (weakest) to +2
(strongest).
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far away or too close.
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Advanced Settings
Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots
See page 21 for the procedure for viewing snapshots.
Viewing a Movie
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the movie you
want to view.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Movie icon: »
Recording time
Image quality
Movie Playback Controls
Fast forward/
fast reverse
[4] [6]
• Each press of either button increases the speed of the fast
forward or fast reverse operation.
• To return to normal playback speed, press [SET].
Play/pause
[SET]
1 frame
forward/back
[4] [6]
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume
adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information
display on/off
[8] (DISP)
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image
on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie image up to 4.5
times normal size.
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Zooming an On-screen Image
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the one you want is displayed.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z ([) to
zoom.
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the
zoomed image on the monitor screen. Slide the zoom
controller towards w to unzoom the image.
– When monitor screen contents are turned on, a
graphic in the lower right corner of the screen
shows what part of the zoomed image is currently
displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is 8X,
certain image sizes may not allow zooming up to
the full 8X.
Zoom factor
Image area
Current display area
Displaying the Image Menu
1.
In the PLAY Mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]).
Boundary
Use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to move the selection
boundary around the image menu.
To view a particular image, use [8], [2], [4], or [6] to
move the selection boundary to the image you want
and then press [SET].
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Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen
1.
In the PLAY Mode, slide the zoom controller towards w (]) twice.
This will display the calendar screen that shows the first image recorded on each
day.
To display the first image recorded on a particular day,
use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection
boundary to the day you want and then press [SET].
To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
• If you save an image using any one of the following
functions, the image will appear in the calendar on
the date that you last saved it.
Lighting, White Balance, Brightness, Keystone
Correction, Color Restoration, Resizing, Cropping, Copy, Layout Print,
MOTION PRINT
If you edit the date and time of an image, the image still will appear on the date
it was originally recorded.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect it to the TV.
Yellow
TV
White
Video
AV cable (bundled)
Audio
AUDIO IN jacks (white)
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
USB/AV port
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned with the 4 mark of the AV
cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in
poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in
the illustration.
2.
Turn on the TV and select its video input mode.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is
connected.
3.
Press [p] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
This will cause an image to appear on the TV screen, without anything appearing
on the camera’s monitor screen.
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [r] (REC) will not turn on the camera while the AV
cable is connected.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 135).
4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
NOTE
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• Before connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s
[r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY) buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 133).
• 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.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use one of the following methods to connect the camera to the recording device
using the camera’s bundled AV cable.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN terminals.
– Camera: USB/AV port
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the camera and record it on a
DVD or video tape. You can record movies by selecting “» Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 85). When recording images to an external device, use [8]
(DISP) to clear all indicators from the monitor screen (page 137).
For information about connecting a monitor to the recording device and about how to
record, see the user documentation that comes with the recording device you are
using.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other playback operations.
For information about menu operations, see page 61.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Slideshow
Start
Starts the slideshow
Images
Specifies the type of images to be included in the slideshow
All images: Snapshots, movies, and audio recordings
T Only: Snapshots and audio snapshots only
» Only: Movies only
One Image: One single selected image (selected using [4] and [6])
Time
Time from the start to the end of the slideshow
1 to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
Interval
Amount of time each image remains displayed
Use [4] and [6] to select a value from 1 to 30 seconds, or “MAX”.
If you specify a value from 1 to 30 seconds, images change at the
specified interval, but the audio portion of movies and audio snapshots
will continue to play until the end.
When the slideshow reaches a movie file while “MAX” is selected, only
the first frame of the movie will displayed. Voice Recording files are not
played back when “MAX” is selected.
Effect
Select the effect you want.
Pattern 1 to 5: Plays background music and applies an image change
effect.
• Patterns 1 through 4 have different background music, but they all
use the same image change effect.
• Pattern 5 can be used for playback of snapshots only, and the
“Interval” setting is ignored.
• The currently selected image change effect setting is disabled
automatically in following cases.
– When playing a slideshow for which “» Only” or “One Image” is
selected for the “Images” setting
– When the interval setting is 1 second or 2 seconds.
– Before and after playback of a movie or Voice Recording file
Off: No image change effect or background music
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• To stop the slideshow, press [SET]. Pressing [MENU] instead of [SET] stops the
slideshow and returns to the menu screen.
• Adjust audio volume by pressing [2] and then press [8] or [2] during playback.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is transitioning from one
image to another.
• The time required for transition from one image to another may be longer in the
case of an image that was not recorded with this camera.
Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory
You can replace the built-in slideshow background music with other music from your
computer.
Supported File Types:
• IMA-ADPCM format WAV files
• Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
• Quality: Monaural
Number of Files: 9
File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Create the music files on your computer using the above names.
• Regardless of which effect pattern you select, the BGM files you store in camera
memory are played back in name sequence.
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (pages 111, 120).
If you plan to save the music files to the camera’s memory card, make sure the
card is loaded in the camera.
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2.
Perform one of the following operations to open the memory card or
built-in memory.
This will cause the camera to be recognized by your computer as a Removable
Disk (Drive).
• Windows
1 Windows Vista: Start * Computer
Windows XP: Start * My Computer
Windows 2000: Double-click “My Computer”.
2 Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Macintosh
1 Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
3.
Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
4.
Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the
background music file to it.
• See the user documentation that comes with your computer for information
about moving, copying, and deleting files.
• If there are background music files both in built-in memory and on the memory
card loaded in the camera, the files on the memory card take priority.
• See page 124 for information about camera folders.
5.
Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 112, 121).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print (Layout Print)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Spnapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Layout Print
You can use the following
procedure to insert existing
snapshots into the frames of a
layout and produce a new image
that contains multiple snapshots.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select
the layout pattern you
want and then press
[SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background color and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the images you want to include in the layout
then press [SET].
4.
Press [SET] and repeat step 3 for the remaining frames in the layout.
Layout Pattern
(2 images)
Layout Pattern
(3 images)
The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final snapshot into it.
NOTE
• You will not be able to save the new image unless there is a snapshot in all of the
layout frames.
• 3:2 and 16:9 images cannot be included in a Layout Print image.
• The recording date of the resulting Layout Print image is the recording date if the
image you place into the final frame, not the date you create the Layout Print
image.
• The Layout Print image is saved as 7M (3072x2304 pixels) size.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames (MOTION PRINT)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen to be Used * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
MOTION PRINT
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll
through the movie frames
and display the one you
want to use as the image
of the MOTION PRINT
image.
Holding down [4] or [6]
scrolls at high speed.
2.
9 frames
1 frame
Use [8] and [2] to select either “9 frames” or “1 frame” and then
press [SET].
• When “9 frames” is selected, the frame you select in step 1 will be in the center
of the MOTION PRINT image.
• Only the frames of movies recorded on this camera can be used in a MOTION
PRINT image.
Editing a Movie on the Camera (Movie Editing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen of Movie to be Edited * [MENU] *
PLAY Tab * Movie Editing
The Movie Editing feature lets you use one of the following procedures to edit out a
specific part of a movie.
} Cut (To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the beginning of the movie
up to the current location.
~ Cut (Point-To-Point Cut) Cuts everything between two points.
¡ Cut (From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current location to the
end of the movie.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select the editing method you want to use and then
press [SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie and
search for the frame (point) from which or to
which you want to cut the movie (the cut point).
• You also can search for the cut location by playing
back the movie and pressing [SET] to pause. During
playback, you can press [4] or [6] to perform fast
reverse or fast forward.
3.
Cut range (red)
When the frame where you want the cut point to
be is displayed, press [2].
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be up to is
displayed, press [2].
1While the frame you want the first (From) cut to be is
displayed, press [2].
2While the frame you want the second (To) cut to be
is displayed, press [2].
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
4.
While the frame you want the cut to be from is
displayed, press [2].
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
The selected cut operation will take considerable time to complete. Don’t try to
perform any camera operation until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen. Note that a cut operation can take a long
time if the movie being edited is long.
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained.
An editing operation cannot be undone.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
NOTE
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• Editing of movies recorded with a different type of camera is not supported.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of remaining memory capacity is
less than the size of the movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete files you no longer need to free up more.
• Splitting of a movie into two movies and splicing of two different movies into a
single movie are not supported.
• You also can start a movie editing operation while the movie you want to edit is
playing back. Press [SET] to pause playback, and then press [2] to display the
menu of editing options. Perform editing using the same procedures as described
above.
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
in existing images.
+2
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “+1” setting.
+1
Performs brightness correction.
Cancel
Does not perform brightness correction.
NOTE
• Correcting the lighting when shooting produces better results (page 78).
• Altering the lighting of an image causes the original image and the new (altered)
version to be stored as separate files.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Using Red Eye Correction (Red Eye)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Red Eye
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. Red eye correction corrects the eye colors of
subjects to their normal colors when red eye occurs while using the flash.
Correct
Turns on red eye correction.
Cancel
Turns off red eye correction.
NOTE
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• Red eye correction may not be possible in the case of small faces or profiles.
• Red eye correction may not produce the desired effect under certain conditions.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
White Balance
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.
¤ Daylight
Outdoors, fair weather
' Overcast
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade, etc.
“ Shade
Very high temperature light, such as building shade, etc.
† Day White
White or daywhite fluorescent lighting, without suppressing
color cast
Fluorescent
– Daylight
Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent lighting, while suppressing color cast
« Tungsten
Suppressing of the appearance of light bulb lighting
Cancel
No white balance adjustment
NOTE
• You also can adjust the white balance when recording images (page 76).
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot
(Brightness)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Brightness
You can select one of five brightness levels, from +2 (brightest) to –2 (least bright).
NOTE
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Keystone Correction (Keystone)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Keystone
You can use keystone correction to correct rectangular and square shapes in a
snapshot that do not appear normal because they were not shot straight on. The
corrected image is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select the shape in the
snapshot that you want to correct.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size, the new
(corrected) version will be the same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of an Old
Photograph (Color Correction)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Color Correction
Color Correction lets you correct the color of an old photograph. The corrected image
is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Perform the above operation.
• An image of the photograph you are restoring will appear on the monitor
screen with a red boundary around it. If there is a black boundary, it means that
the camera detected more than one rectangular area in the image. Use [4]
and [6] to move the boundary and select the area of the photograph.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Trim”, and then press [SET].
This will display a selection boundary for trimming the on-screen image.
3.
Slide the zoom controller to resize the selection boundary and specify
the image size you want.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to it
encloses the area of the image you want to trim to and then press
[SET].
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size, the new
(corrected) version will be the same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image, select an area that is
smaller than the original image.
• When you display a color corrected image on the camera’s monitor screen, the
date and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the
image was color corrected.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing
See page 105 for details.
Protecting a File Against Deletion (Protect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Protect
Protects specific files.
1Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files
until the one you want to protect is
displayed.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then
press [SET].
An image that is protected is indicated by
the › icon.
3To protect other files, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To exit the protect operation, press [MENU]. To unprotect a file,
select “Off” instead of “On” in step 2 above.
On
Protects all files.
All Files:
On
1Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files: On” and then press [SET].
2Press [MENU].
To unprotect all files, select “All Files: Off” instead of “All Files: On” in
step 1 above.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 136).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image (Date/Time)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Date/Time
[8] [2] Changes the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6] Moves the cursor between settings
[BS]
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
NOTE
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp (page 131) cannot
be edited.
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is protected.
• You can input any date from 1980 to 2049.
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Rotation
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Rotation” and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
2.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press
[MENU].
NOTE
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image data. It simply alters
how the image is displayed on the camera’s monitor screen.
• An image that has been protected or zoomed cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the image menu
screen and the calendar screen.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Resizing a Snapshot (Resize)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Resize
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot.
The original snapshot is also retained. You can select resize an image to one of three
image sizes: 7M, 4M, VGA.
• Resizing a 16:9 or 3:2 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
Cropping a Snapshot (Trimming)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Trimming
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need, and
save the result in a separate file. The original snapshot is
also retained.
Zoom factor
Represents
snapshot area
Use the zoom controller to zoom the image to the size you
want, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to display the portion of
the image you want to cut out, and then press [SET].
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image will
have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the cropped image will be the
same as the recording date of the original snapshot.
Part of snapshot that is
currently displayed
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot (Dubbing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Dubbing
You can add audio to a snapshot after you shoot it. You can re-record a snapshot’s
audio whenever you want. You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a
single snapshot.
1.
Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
Remaining recording time
2.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio recording.
• Take care that you do not block the camera’s microphone
Microphone
with your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
– Approximate Audio File Size:
165KB (Approximately 30 seconds of recording at 5.5KB per second)
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following types of images.
– Images created using MOTION PRINT
– Protected images
• To delete audio, perform the following operation:
Dubbing * Delete * [SET] * [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio of an Audio Snapshot after you
delete or re-record it.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
To play snapshot audio
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the Audio Snapshot you want is displayed.
An audio snapshot is one that has a ˆ icon.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then
press [8] [2]
Display content switching
[8] (DISP)
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Audio of an Audio Snapshot also can be played back on a computer with Windows
Media Player or QuickTime.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Copying Files (Copy)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Copy
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card or from a
memory card to built-in memory.
Built-in * Card
Copies all files from built-in camera memory to a memory card.
This option copies all the files in built-in camera memory. It
cannot be used to copy a single file.
Card * Built-in
Copies a single file on the memory card to camera built-in
camera memory. Files are copied to the folder in built-in
memory whose name has the largest serial number.
1Use [4] and [6] to select the file you want to copy.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or Voice Recording files you
recorded with this camera.
• When a copied image appears on the full-month calendar screen, it is displayed on
the date that it was copied (page 82).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Printing
Printing Snapshots
Professional Print Service
You can take a memory card that contains the images you
want to print to a professional print service and have them
printed.
Printing on a Home Printer
Printing Images on a Printer with Memory Card Slot
You can use a printer equipped with a memory card slot to print
images directly from a memory card. For details, see the user
documentation that comes with your printer.
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible
Printer
You can print on a printer that supports PictBridge (page
103).
Printing with a Computer
Windows Computer
Install the software (Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM) that
comes bundled with the camera on your computer.
• For details, see “To install Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM” on page 113.
Macintosh
After transferring the images to your Macintosh, use commercially available
software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 105).
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Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports PictBridge and print
images without going through a computer.
. To set up the camera before connecting to a printer
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “PTP (PictBridge)”, and then press [SET].
. Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Use the USB cable that
USB cable
comes bundled with the
camera to connect the
Large connector
camera to your printer’s USB
port.
USB
• The camera does not draw
power over the USB cable.
USB port
Make sure the camera’s
battery is sufficiently
Small connector
charged before connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
USB/AV port
the cable connector into
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
place. Failure to insert the
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
connector fully can result in
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
poor communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still will be
able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in the
illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure you
align the connector correctly with the port.
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. To print
1.
Turn on the printer and load paper.
2.
Turn on the camera.
This will display the print menu screen.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Paper Size”, and
then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select a paper size and then
press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 4"x6", A4, 8.5"x11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected on the printer.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about
paper settings.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the print option you want.
1 Image
:Prints one image. Select and then press [SET]. Next, use [4] and
[6] to select the image you want to print.
DPOF Printing :Prints multiple images. Select and then press [SET]. With this
option, images will be printed in accordance with DPOF settings
(page 105).
• To toggle date stamping on and off, press [BS]. The
date stamp will be printed when “On” is indicated on
the monitor screen.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Print” and then press
[SET].
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please
wait...” will appear on the monitor screen. The message will disappear after a
short while, even though printing is still being performed. Pressing any camera
button will cause the printing status to re-appear. The print menu screen will reappear when printing is complete.
• If you selected “1 Image”, you can repeat the procedure from step 5, if you
want.
7.
After printing is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB
cable from the printer and camera.
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Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number
of Copies
. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy,
and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images.
After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home
printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print
service.
• Whether or not you will be able to use DPOF settings for printing depends on the
printer you are using.
• Some professional print services may not support DPOF.
. Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * Select images
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the image you want to
print is displayed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] so “On” is shown for
date stamping.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
3.
Press [SET].
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. Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * All images
1.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] so “On” is shown for
date stamping.
2.
Press [SET].
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete.
The next DPOF print operation you execute will be performed using the last DPOF
settings you configured for the images. To clear DPOF settings, specify “00” for the
number of copies of all images.
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be sure to tell them that it
includes DPOF settings for the images to be printed and the number of copies. If you
don’t, the print service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF settings,
or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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. Date Stamping
You can use one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the
printout of an image.
Configure DPOF settings (page 105).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print.
You can configure settings so some images include the date
stamp and some don’t.
Configuring
camera settings
Configure the Camera’s Time Stamp setting (page 131).
• The camera’s Time Stamp setting imprints the date into a
snapshot when you shoot it, so the date is always included
when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that
includes a date stamped with the camera’s Time Stamp
function. Doing so can cause the two stamps to be
overprinted.
Configuring
computer
settings
You can stamp dates into images using the bundled Photo
Loader with HOT ALBUM (page 109) software (Windows
only).
Professional
print service
Request date stamping when ordering prints from a
professional print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a printer that supports
PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce
exactly the type of image you want. PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print (Exif 2.2) uses
information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to
enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer
for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images
to a computer
and view them
there
• Save images and view them manually (USB
connection) (pages 110, 119).
• Save images and view them automatically
(Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM*) (page 113).
Images will be grouped by recording date and
displayed in a calendar format.
Transfer
images
stored on
your
computer to
camera memory
In addition to images, you also can transfer
screen shot images from your computer to the
camera (Photo Transport*) (page 116).
Playback
and edit
movies
• You can play back movies using QuickTime 7
(pages 114, 122).
• To edit movies, use commercially available
software as required.
* Windows only
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and
when using the bundled software are different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer”
on page 109.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
119.
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Install the required software in accordance with the version of Windows you are
running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating
System Version
Install this software:
See
page:
Save images to a
computer and view
Vista / XP / 2000
them there manually
Installation not required.
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Save images to a
computer
automatically/
Manage images
Vista / XP / 2000
Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM 3.1
DirectX 9.0c (When DirectX 9.0
or higher is not already installed
on the computer.)
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Play movies
Vista / XP (SP2) /
QuickTime 7
2000 (SP4)
Edit movies
Vista / XP / 2000
Upload movie files
to YouTube
Vista / XP (SP2) /
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
2000 (SP4)
114
Transfer images to
the camera
Vista / XP / 2000
116
View the User’s
Guide
Vista / XP (SP2) / Adobe Reader 8
2000 (SP4)
(Not required if already installed.)
114
–
• Use commercial software as
required.
Photo Transport 1.0
109
–
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. Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. See the
“Read me” file that comes with each application for details. Information about
computer system requirements also can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Bundled Software” on page 151 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Users
• Photo Transport, Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1, and YouTube Uploader for
CASIO will not run under 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.
• Except for DirectX, Adobe Reader, and QuickTime, the bundled software requires
Administrator privileges to run.
• Operation on a self-made computer is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
• 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.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your computer.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
camera’s battery is
Small connector
sufficiently charged before
USB/AV port
connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
the USB/AV port until you
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
feel it click securely into
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
place. Failure to insert the
connector fully can result
in poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in
the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you connect via a
USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
6.
Copy images to your computer.
Windows Vista
1Select “Open folder to view files”.
2Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
Windows XP
1Select “Open folder to view files” and then click “OK”.
2Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
Windows 2000
1Double-click “My Computer”.
2Double-click “Removable Disk”.
3Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
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7.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Windows Vista, Windows XP
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making sure that the
back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Windows 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the
drive number assigned to the camera. Next, after making sure that the back lamp
is unlit, press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn off the camera and
disconnect the camera from your computer.
. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 124.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files that
are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card. Doing so can cause
problems with the camera’s image management data, which will make it impossible
to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter remaining memory
capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do so
only on images that are stored on your computer.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Save images to a computer automatically/Manage images
Installing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM on your computer makes it possible to
transfer images from the camera to your computer automatically.
. To install Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
Click “Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1” to select it and then click
“Read me.”
The “Read me” file contains important information about installation, including
installation conditions and computer system requirements.
3.
Click “Install” for Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete
installation.
Checking Your Computer’s DirectX Version
In order to manage images using Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, your computer
also needs to have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher installed. Use the following
procedure to check your computer’s DirectX version.
1.
Click the following items on your computer to display System Tools:
Start * All Programs * Accessories * System Tools.
2.
On the System Tools “Tools” menu, select “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”.
On the “System” tab, check to make sure that the “DirectX Version” is 9.0 or
higher.
3.
Click “Exit” to exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
• If your computer does not have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher installed, install
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c from the bundled CD-ROM.
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Playing Movies
You can play back movies on your computer if it has QuickTime 7 or
higher installed. To play back a movie, first copy it to your computer and
then double-click the movie file.
. To install QuickTime 7
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 113), select “QuickTime 7”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install QuickTime 7.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
Operating System :Vista / XP (SP2) / 2000 (SP4)
CPU
:Pentium M, 1 GHz or higher Pentium 4, 2 GHz or higher
Required Software :QuickTime 7, DirectX 9.0c or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your
camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene to YouTube.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 113), select “YouTube Uploader for
CASIO”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install YouTube
Uploader for CASIO.
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. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 100 MB.
1.
Record the movie you want to upload using the “For YouTube” BEST
SHOT movie scene.
2.
If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the Internet.
3.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 110).
4.
Turn on the camera.
YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• If this is the first time you are using the application, configure the YouTube user
ID and network environment settings, and then click the [OK] button.
5.
The left side of the display will have an area for inputting a title,
category, and other information required for uploading to YouTube.
Enter the required information.
6.
The right side of the display shows a list of movie files in camera
memory. Select the check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
7.
When everything is ready, click the [Upload] button.
This will upload the movie file(s) to YouTube.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit the application.
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Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory
If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo
Transport on your computer from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
. To install Photo Transport
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 113), select “Photo Transport”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install Photo
Transport.
. To transfer images to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 110).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
Casio * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera:
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg image automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 110).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
Casio * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
On the menu screen, click the “Language” down arrow button and then
select the language you want.
3.
Click “Manual” to select it and then click “Digital Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from the
bundled CD-ROM.
User Registration
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to
be able to connect to the Internet with your computer.
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 113), click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to register.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Save images to your
Macintosh and view
them there manually
Operating
Install this software:
System
Version
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X
Save images to your
Mac OS 9
Macintosh
automatically/Manage Mac OS X
images
Play movies
See
page:
Installation not required.
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Use commercially available software.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with your operating system.
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Mac OS 9
Playback not supported.
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Mac OS X
Movie file playback is supported under
OS X v10.3.9 or higher when
QuickTime 7 or higher is installed.
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IMPORTANT!
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS 8.6 or earlier, or Mac OS X
10.0. Operation is supported with Mac OS 9, X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5) only.
Use the standard USB driver that comes with your supported operating system.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your Macintosh.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
camera’s battery is
Small connector
sufficiently charged before
USB/AV port
connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
the USB/AV port until you
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
feel it click securely into
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
place. Failure to insert the
connector fully can result
in poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in
the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you connect via a
USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light green at this time. In this mode, your Macintosh
recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in
memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The appearance of
the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
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6.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
7.
Drag the “DCIM” folder to the folder to which you want to copy it.
8.
After the copy operation is complete, drag the drive icon to Trash.
9.
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making
sure that the green back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 124.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files that
are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card. Doing so can cause
problems with the camera’s image management data, which will make it impossible
to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter remaining memory
capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do so
only on images that are stored on your computer.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can use the iPhoto application that comes bundled
with the operating system to manage your images. If you are running Mac OS 9, you
will need to use commercially available software.
Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating
system, to play back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first
copy it to your Macintosh and then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum System Requirements for Movie Playback
Operating System :Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
QuickTime Version :QuickTime 7 or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
• Movie file playback is not supported under OS 9.
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer
in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website and install Acrobat Reader.
1.
On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2.
Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then open the folder for the
language whose user’s guide you want to view.
3.
Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for English.)
User Registration
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapshot, record a
movie, or perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing
them in folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 124).
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named
CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The extension
on the file name depends on the file type.
26th file name:
File
CIM G 0026.JPG
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Folders
Folders are named from 100CASIO to
100th folder name:
999CASIO
100CASIO
There can be up to 900 folders in memory.
• The BEST SHOT (page 52) includes a sample Serial number (3 digits)
scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model,
the sample scene is named either “For eBay”
or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are
stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene are
stored in a folder named “100_AUCT”.
• BEST SHOT also has a scene named “For
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 154.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
DCF is a standard that makes it possible to view and print images recorded on one
manufacturer’s camera on DCF-compliant devices produced by other manufacturers.
You can transfer DCF-compliant images recorded with another camera to this
camera and view them on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Memory Folder Structure
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.MOV
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
DCIM Folder
Recording Folder
Image File
Movie File
Audio File
Audio Snapshot Image File
Audio Snapshot Audio File
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
SCENE *2
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
DCIM
MSCENE *
Movie BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
FAMILY *
Family Face Folder
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
Background Music Folder
Background Music File
Background Music File
2
2
STARTING.JPG *2
Startup Image File
*1 Other folders are created when the following BEST SHOT scenes are used for
recording: “For eBay” or “Auction” (scene name depends on camera model), or “For
YouTube”. The following shows the name of the folder created for each scene.
• eBay scene: 100_EBAY
• Auction scene: 100_AUCT
• YouTube scene: 100YOUTB
*2 This folder or file can be created in built-in memory only.
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. Supported Image Files
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera, it may take a long time for the
image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions
• Whenever copying memory contents to your computer, you should copy the DCIM
folder and all of its contents. A good way to keep track of multiple DCIM copies of
the DCIM folders it to change its name to a date or something similar after you copy
it to your computer. If you later decided to return the folder to the camera, however,
be sure to change its name back to DCIM. The camera is designed to recognize
only a root file with the name DCIM. Note the camera also will not be able to
recognize the folders inside the DCIM folder unless they have the names they
originally had when you copied them from the camera to your computer.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the “Memory Folder Structure”
shown on page 124 in order for the camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
• You also can use a PC card adapter or a memory card reader/writer to access
camera files directly from the camera’s memory card.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode.
For information about menu operations, see page 61.
REC Mode Control Panel Display (R Panel)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * R Panel
Use the settings below to show or hide the Control Panel, and to select the icons to
appear on the Control Panel.
Show
Hide
Displays the Control Panel. All camera setting
icons are cleared from the displayed image
while the Control Panel is displayed.
Turns off Control Panel display. This setting
helps to view more of the image when the 16:9
aspect ratio is selected. Certain camera
settings are indicated by icons on the image.
• Pressing [SET] while in the REC mode will
cause the Control Panel to appear along the
right side of the monitor screen. The Control
Panel will disappear after you select an item and press [SET].
• All screens shots in this manual show what appears while “Show” is selected for
the above setting.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness (Screen)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Screen
You can change the brightness of the monitor screen.
Auto 1 or
Auto 2
With this setting, the camera detects available light levels and
automatically adjusts the brightness of the monitor screen accordingly.
• Auto 2 adjusts to a brighter setting more quickly than Auto 1.
+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. Brightness that is greater than 0.
0
Normal monitor screen brightness for indoor use, etc.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings (Sounds)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sounds
Startup
Half Shutter
Shutter
Specifies the startup sound
Sound 1 - 5: Built-in sounds (1 through 5)
Off: Sound off
Operation
Operation (=)
Specifies the sound volume. This setting is also used as the
audio level during video output (page 83).
Play (=)
Specifies the volume of movie and Audio Snapshot audio
output. This volume setting is not used during video output
(from the USB/AV port).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes output.
Configuring a Startup Image (Startup)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Startup
Display the image you want to use as your startup image and then select “On”.
• The startup image does not appear when you turn on the camera by pressing [p]
(PLAY).
• You can specify a snapshot you recorded as the startup image, or you can use the
special startup image provided in the camera’s built-in memory.
• If you select an audio snapshot as the startup image, the audio will not play at
startup.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 136) will delete the current startup image setting.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule
(File No.)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * File No.
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs generation of the serial
number used in file names (page 123).
Continue
Tells the camera to remember the last used file number. A new file will
be named using the next sequential number, even if files are deleted or
if a blank memory card is loaded. If a memory card is loaded and that
card already has files stored on it and the largest sequential number in
the existing file names is greater than the largest sequential number
remembered by the camera, numbering of new files will start from the
largest sequential number in the existing file names plus 1.
Reset
Restarts the serial number from 0001 whenever all files are deleted or
when the memory card is replaced with a blank one. If a memory card
is loaded and that card already has files stored on it, numbering of new
files will start from the largest sequential number in the existing file
names number plus 1.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring World Time Settings (World Time)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in a zone that is different
from your Home City when you go on a trip, etc. World Time displays the current time
in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “World” and then press [6].
• To change the geographic area and city for the time where you normally use
the camera, select “Home”.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “City” and then press [6].
• To change the “World” setting to summer time, use [8] and [2] to select
“DST” and then select “On”. Summer time is used in some geographical areas
to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the geographic area you want and
then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city you want and then press [SET].
5.
Press [SET].
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Time Stamping Snapshots (Timestamp)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Timestamp
You can configure the camera to stamp the recording date only, or date and time in
the lower right corner of each snapshot.
• Once date and time information is stamped into a snapshot, it cannot be edited or
deleted.
Example: December 19, 2009, 1:25 p.m.
Date
2009/12/19
Date&Time
2009/12/19 1:25pm
Off
No stamping of date and/or time
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with Timestamp, you can do so later
using the DPOF function or some printing application (page 107).
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping is turned on.
• Date stamping is not possible for the following types of images.
– Images recorded with certain BEST SHOT scenes (ID Photo, Business cards
and documents, White board, etc.)
Setting the Camera’s Clock (Adjust)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Adjust
[8] [2] Change the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6] Move the cursor between settings
[BS]
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
• You can specify a date from 1980 to 2049.
• Be sure to select your Home City (page 130) before setting the time and date. If
you set the time and date while the wrong city is selected for your Home City, the
times and dates of all of the World Time cities (page 130) will be wrong.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Specifying the Date Style (Date Style)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Date Style
You can select from among three different styles for the date.
Example: December 19, 2009
YY/MM/DD
09/12/19
DD/MM/YY
19/12/09
MM/DD/YY
12/19/09
• This setting also affects the Control Panel date format as shown below (page 24).
YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY: MM/DD
DD/MM/YY: DD/MM
Specifying the Display Language (Language)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Language
. Specify the display language you want.
1 Select the tab on the right.
2 Select “Language”.
3 Select the language you want.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Sleep State Settings (Sleep)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sleep
This feature turns off the monitor screen whenever no camera operation is performed
for a preset amount of time. Press any button to turn the monitor screen back on.
Trigger Time Settings: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, Off (Sleep is disabled while “Off” is
selected.)
• Sleep is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– In the PLAY Mode
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During Auto Shutter standby
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off are turned on, Auto Power Off takes priority.
Configuring Auto Power Settings (Auto Power Off)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off turns off the camera whenever no camera operation is performed for
a preset amount of time.
Trigger Time Settings: 1 min, 2 min, 5 min (The trigger time is always 5 minutes in the
PLAY mode.)
• Auto Power Off is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings (REC/PLAY)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * REC/PLAY
Power On
Camera turns on whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) is
pressed.
Power On/Off
Camera turns on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY)
is pressed.
Disable
Camera does not turn on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p]
(PLAY) is pressed.
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press [r] (REC) in the REC
mode or [p] (PLAY) in the PLAY mode.
• Change this setting to anything besides “Disable” before connecting to a TV for
image viewing.
Configuring USB Protocol Settings (USB)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * USB
You can use the procedure below to select the USB communication protocol, which is
used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device.
Mass
Storage
Select this setting when connecting to a computer (pages 110,
119). 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).
PTP
(PictBridge)
Select this setting when connecting to a printer that supports
PictBridge (page 103). This setting simplifies the transfer of image
data to the connected device.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System
(Video Out)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Video Out
You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video
output system. You can also specify an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.
NTSC
Video system used in Japan, the U.S., and other countries
PAL
Video system used in Europe and other areas
4:3
Normal TV screen aspect ratio
16:9
Wide screen aspect ratio
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type of TV you plan to use.
Images will not display correctly if you select the wrong aspect ratio.
• Images will not display correctly unless the camera’s video signal output setting
matches the video signal system of the TV or other video equipment.
• Images cannot be displayed correctly on a TV or video equipment that is not NTSC
or PAL.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card (Format)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Format
If a memory card is loaded in the camera, this operation will format the memory card.
It will format built-in memory if no memory card is loaded.
• The format operation will delete all contents on the memory card or in built-in
memory. It cannot be undone. Make sure you do not need any data currently on
the card or in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory will delete the following data.
– Pre-recorded face data for face recognition
– Protected images
– BEST SHOT user setups
– Startup screen
• Formatting a memory card will delete the following data.
– Protected images
• 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.
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults (Reset)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Reset
See page 155 for details about the camera’s factory default settings.
The settings below are not reset.
World Time settings, clock settings, date style, screen language, video output
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Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
You can turn display information on and off by pressing [8] (DISP). You can
configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Information display on
Displays information about image settings, etc.
Information display +
Histogram on
Turns on display of camera setting and
other indicators, along with a histogram
(page 138)
Information display off
No information displayed
Histogram
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure
Displays a histogram on the monitor screen which you can use to
check the exposure of an image before you shoot it. You also can
display the histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the
exposure levels of images.
• You can use key customization (page 71) to configure the [4] and
[6] buttons so they control the EV shift setting (page 42), and
perform EV shift while viewing the results on the on-screen
histogram.
Histogram
NOTE
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee optimum exposure. The
recorded image may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even though its
histogram is centered.
• 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 is
shot.
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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).
Example Histograms
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.
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.
An overall well-balanced histogram results when
the overall image is at optimal lightness.
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Appendix
Precautions during Use
. Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images while operating an automobile
or other vehicle, or while walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
. Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the cameras viewfinder.
Doing so can damage your eyesight.
. Flash
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or explosive gas may be
present. Such conditions create the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a motor vehicle. Doing so
can interfere with the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject. Doing so creates the risk of
loss of eyesight.
. Monitor Screen
• Should the monitor screen ever become cracked, never touch any of the liquid
inside the monitor screen. Doing so creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your mouth, immediately rinse your
mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your eyes or onto your skin, immediately
rinse with clean water for at least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
. Connections
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use with this camera into
connectors. Connecting a non-specified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
. Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or anywhere else where operation of
such devices is restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious accident.
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. Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or strange odor, or while it
is overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Water and Foreign Matter
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal) getting inside the camera
creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present. Particular care is required when
using the camera where it is raining or snowing, near the ocean or other body of
water, or in a bathroom.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by dropping or other rough
treatment creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to explode and creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
. Disassembly and Modification
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way. Doing so creates the risk
of electric shock, burn injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal
inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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. Locations To Be Avoided
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of locations. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and electric shock.
– Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
– Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke is present
– Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to direct sunlight, in a closed
vehicle parked in the sun, or other areas subject to very high temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a high shelf, etc. Doing so can
cause the camera to fall, creating the risk of personal injury.
. Backing Up Important Data
• Always keep backup copies of important data in camera memory by transferring it
to a computer or other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in the case of
camera malfunction, repair, etc.
. Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing the battery, be sure to follow the correct procedure as
described in the documentation that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
the battery can result in corruption or loss of data in camera memory.
. Rechargeable Battery
• Use only the specified charger unit or the specified device to charge the battery.
Attempting to charge the battery by an unauthorized means creates the risk of
battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Do not expose or immerse the battery in fresh water or salt water. Doing so can
damage the battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service
life.
• The battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera only. Use with any
other device creates the risk of the battery damage, or deterioration of battery
performance and service life.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions creates the risk of battery
overheating, fire, and explosion.
– Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
– Do not expose the battery to heat or fire.
– Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when it is connected to the charger
unit.
– Never carry or store the battery together with items that can conduct electricity
(necklaces, pencil lead, etc.)
– Never disassemble the battery, pierce it with a needle, or expose it to strong
impact (hit it with a hammer, step on it, etc.), and never apply solder to it. Never
place the battery into a microwave oven, heater, high-pressure generating
device, etc.
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• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat generation, discoloration,
deformation, or any other abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera or charger unit and keep it away
from open flame.
• Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an automobile parked in the
sun, or in any other area subject to high temperatures. Doing so can damage the
battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• If battery charging does not end normally within the specified charging time, stop
charging anyway and contact your local CASIO authorized service center.
Continued charging creates the risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery fluid get into your eyes
accidentally, immediately rinse them with clean tap water and then consult a
physician.
• Be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the camera and special
charger unit before using or charging the battery.
• If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a responsible adult
makes them aware of the precautions and proper handling instructions, and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or your skin, immediately
rinse it off with clean tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can cause skin
irritation.
. Battery Life
• Battery continuous operation times provided in this manual represent the
approximate amount of time before the camera turns off due to low battery power
when being powered by the special battery under normal temperature (23°C
(73°F)). They do not guarantee that you will be able to achieve the indicated level
of operation. Actual battery life is greatly affected by ambient temperature, battery
storage conditions, the amount of time spent in storage, etc.
• Leaving the camera on can run down the battery and cause the low battery
warning to appear. Turn off the camera whenever you are not using it.
• The low battery warning indicates that the camera is about to turn off due to low
battery power. Charge the battery as soon as possible. Leaving a low or dead
battery in the camera can lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
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. Data Error Precautions
Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the
following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
• Removing the battery or memory card while the camera is performing some
operation
• Removing the battery or memory card while the back lamp is flashing green after
turning off the camera
• Disconnecting the USB cable while communication is in progress
• Using a battery that is low
• Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to appear on the monitor
screen (page 162). Perform the action indicated by the message that appears.
. Operating Environment
• Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Operating Humidity: 10 to 85% (non condensation)
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture 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
. Condensation
Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from
the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called
“condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera, which creates
the risk of malfunction. To prevent condensation from forming seal the camera in a
plastic bag before changing locations. Then leave the bag sealed to allow the air
inside to naturally change to the same temperature as the air in the new location.
After that, remove the camera from the bag and open the battery cover for a few
hours.
. Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the lens. Doing so can
scratch the lens surface and cause malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such as a
slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the characteristics of
lenses, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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. Caring for your camera
• Never touch the lens or flash window with your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and
other foreign matter on the lens or flash window can interfere with proper operation
of the camera. Use a blower or other means to keep the lens and flash window free
of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
. Old Rechargeable Battery Handling Precautions
• Insulate the positive and negative terminals with tape, etc.
• Do not peel the covering off of the battery.
• Do not try to take the battery apart.
. Charger Unit Handling Precautions
-
0 Never plug the power cord into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from
that marked on the power cord. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction,
and electric shock.
0 Take care to protect the power cord against damage and breaking. Never place
heavy objects onto the power cord, or expose it to intense heat. Doing so can
damage the power cord, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
0 Never try to modify the power cord, or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Never plug in or unplug the power cord while your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the risk of electric shock.
0 Do not plug the power cord into an outlet or extension cord that is shared by
other devices. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Should the power cord ever become damaged (to the point that internal wires
are exposed or cut), immediately contact your original retailer or authorized
CASIO authorized service center to request repair. Continued use of a damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and does
not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when you are not using the charger
unit.
• Never use detergent to clean the power cord (especially the plug).
• Never cover the charger unit with a blanket, etc. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
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. Other Precautions
The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
. Copyrights
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of use of snapshots or
movies of images whose rights belong to others, without the permission of the right
holder, is forbidden by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted entirely, even if it is for your
own personal enjoyment. Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site, or any other Internet
site, or otherwise distributing them to third parties without the permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties. For
example, uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs, live
concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or recorded by you may infringe
upon the rights of others. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for use of this product in any way that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The following terms, which are used in this manual, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Note that trademark ™ and registered trademark ® are not use within the text of this
manual.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, Windows Vista, and
DirectX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, the QuickTime logo, and iPhoto are trademarks of
Apple Inc.
• 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 trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States
and other countries of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• HOT ALBUM and the HOT ALBUM logo are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
• YouTube, the YouTube logo, and “Broadcast Yourself” are trademarks or
registered trademarks of YouTube, LLC.
• EXILIM, Photo Loader, Photo Transport, and YouTube Uploader for CASIO are
registered trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM was developed based on HOT ALBUM and Photo
Loader and is copyrighted by CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. and HOTALBUM
COM, Inc. Copyright and all other rights revert to them.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective companies.
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Any and all unauthorized commercial copying, distribution, and copying of the
bundled software over a network are prohibited.
This product contains PrKERNELv4 Real-time OS of eSOL
Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007 eSOL Co., Ltd.
PrKERNELv4 is a registered trademark of eSOL Co., Ltd. in
Japan.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouTube,
LLC. The presence of YouTube upload functionality in this product is not an
endorsement or recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
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Power Supply
Charging
If the [CHARGE] lamp does not light red...
Charging cannot be performed because ambient temperature or the temperature of
the charger is too hot or too cold. Leave the camera in a location whose temperature
is within the range where charging can be performed. When the camera returns to a
temperature where charging can be performed, the [CHARGE] lamp will light red.
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red...
The battery is faulty or the battery is loaded in the charger incorrectly. Remove the
battery from the charger and check if its contacts are dirty. If contacts become dirty,
wipe them clean with a dry cloth. When experiencing charging problems, also check
to make sure that the power cord is not disconnected from the power outlet or
charger.
If problems continue to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that
the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center.
To replace the battery
1.
Open the battery cover and remove the
current battery.
Stopper
With the monitor screen side of the camera
facing upwards, slide the stopper in the
direction indicated by the arrow in the
illustration. After the battery pops out, pull it the
rest of the way out of the camera.
2.
Load a new battery.
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Battery Precautions
. Precautions during Use
• Operation provided by a battery under cold conditions is always less than operation
under normal temperatures. This is due to the characteristics of the battery, not the
camera.
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F). Outside this temperature range charging can take longer than
normal or even fail.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full charge, it probably
means the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a
new one.
. Storage Precautions
• Storing the battery for a long time while it is charged can cause deterioration of
battery characteristics. If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
• Always remove the battery from the camera when you are not using it. A battery left
in the camera can discharge and go dead, which will require some time to charge
when you need to use the camera.
• Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
Using the Camera in another Country
. Precautions during Use
• The bundled charger is designed for operation with any power supply in the range
of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz. Note, however, that the shape of the power cord
plug depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking the camera and
charger along on a trip, check with travel agent about the power supply
requirements in your destination(s).
• Do not connect the charger to a power supply through a voltage converter or
similar device. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
. Extra Batteries
• Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-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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Using a Memory Card
See page 15 for information about supported memory cards and how to load a
memory card.
To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release it. This will cause it
to pop out of the memory card slot slightly. Pull the card out
the rest of the way and then insert another one.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the back
lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause the image
save operation to fail and even damage the memory card.
. Using a Memory Card
• SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards have a
Write enabled
write protect switch. Use the switch when you need to
guard against accidentally deleting data. Note,
however, if you write protect an SD memory card you
Write disabled
must then turn write protection off whenever you want
to record to it, format it, or delete any of its images.
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally during
image playback, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it (page 136).
However, it is recommended that you always take along multiple memory cards
whenever using the camera far away from the home or office.
• As you record data to and delete data from a memory card a number of times, it
loses its ability to retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of a memory
card is recommended.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to
become corrupted or even lost. Make sure that you always back up important data
on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, hard disk, etc.)
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. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds. In particular, you may
experience problems saving high-quality (HD and STD) movies. Use of certain types
of memory cards increase the time it takes to record movies, which can cause movie
frames to be lost. This condition is indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor
screen. Use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per
second is recommended.
. Discarding or Transferring Ownership of a Memory Card or the
Camera
The format and delete functions of the camera do not actually delete files from the
memory card. The original data remains on the card. Note that responsibility for the
data on a memory card lies with you. The following procedures are recommended
whenever you discard a memory card or the camera, or if you transfer ownership to
another party.
• When discarding a memory card, either physically destroy the memory card or use
commercially available data delete software to completely delete the data on the
memory card.
• When transferring ownership of a memory card to another party, use commercially
available data deletion software to completely delete the data on it.
• Use the format function (page 136) to completely delete the data in built-in memory
before discarding or transferring ownership of the camera.
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Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to
check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that
the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of
the images being handled.
0 Windows
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
Hard Disk Drive Space :At least 2GB
Other
:Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
DirectX 9.0 or higher
Windows Media Player 9 or higher
QuickTime 7.1.3 or higher
DirectX 9.0c
Hard Disk Drive Space :65MB for installation (18MB on hard disk)
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
• Sufficient memory to run the operating system
• Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the YouTube site
• Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the YouTube site
Photo Transport 1.0
Memory
:At least 64MB
Hard Disk Drive Space :At least 2MB
Adobe Reader 8
CPU
:Pentium III Class
Memory
:At least 128MB
Hard Disk Drive Space :At least 180MB
Other
:Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher installed
QuickTime 7
Memory
:At least 128MB
Operating System :Windows Vista/2000 Service Pack 4/XP
For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application,
see the “Read me” files on the CASIO Digital Camera Software CD-ROM that comes
bundled with the camera.
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General Guide
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
Front
Back
1 2 3 45
7
6
89 bkbl
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
ck btbsbrbqbpbobnbm
bq[BS] button (page 52)
br[MENU] button
1 Shutter button (page 18)
2 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 17)
3 Flash (page 28)
4 ½ (Make-up) (page 46)
5 Front lamp
(pages 20, 66, 69)
6 Microphone
(pages 47, 99)
7 Lens
8 Zoom controller
(pages 18, 43, 81, 82)
9 Back lamp
(pages 17, 18, 28)
bk[0] (movie) button
(page 47)
bl[r] (REC) button
(pages 17, 18)
bmStrap hole (page 2)
bnConnector cover
boUSB/AV port (pages
83, 103, 110, 119)
bp[SET] button (page 24)
Bottom
clBattery/memory card slots (pages 12, 15, 147, 149)
cmTripod hole
(page 61)
bsControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(page 24)
bt[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 17, 21)
ckMonitor screen
(pages 137, 153)
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cnSpeaker
cn cm
cl
. Charger Unit
1 2
1+- Contacts
2[CHARGE] Lamp
3AC jack
3
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
Panel : Show
12 3 4 5 6789
bk
bl
bm
co
bn
cn
bo
bp
bq
cm cl ckbt bs br
Panel : Hide
1bpbk345bo6789
2
ck
bl
bt
co
bn
cn
cp
cq
br
cm cl bq bs
1Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 164)
2Focus mode (page 63)
3Self-timer (page 66)
4Recording mode (page 18)
5White balance setting (page 76)
6Image deterioration indicator (page 44)
7Metering mode (page 77)
8Snapshot image size (page 25)
9Snapshot image quality (page 74)
bkFlash (page 28)
blAuto shutter (page 30)
bmAuto shutter trigger sensitivity (page 32)
bnISO sensitivity (page 41)
boContinuous shutter (page 39)
bpFace recognition/Make-up (pages 34, 46)
bqExposure compensation (page 42)
brDate/time (page 43)
bsTimestamp indicator (page 131)
btMovie image quality (page 75)
ckRemaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
clFocus frame (pages 18, 69)
cmBattery level indicator (page 13)
cnHistogram (page 137)
coAnti Shake (page 68)
cpAperture value
cqShutter speed
NOTE
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
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. Movie Recording
1 23
4
5
8
7
1Flash (page 28)
2Recording mode (page 47)
3White balance setting (page 76)
4Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
5Movie recording time (page 47)
6Exposure compensation (page 42)
7Battery level indicator (page 13)
8Histogram (page 137)
6
. Snapshot Viewing
12 3
bq
bp
bo bnbmblbk
4
5
6
7
8
9
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 96)
3Folder name/file name (page 123)
4Snapshot image quality (page 74)
5Snapshot image size (page 25)
6ISO sensitivity (page 41)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 43)
bkMetering mode (page 77)
blWhite balance setting (page 93)
bmFlash (page 28)
bnRecording mode
boBattery level indicator (page 13)
bpHistogram (page 137)
bqExposure compensation (page 42)
. Movie Playback
12
3
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 96)
3Folder name/file name (page 123)
4 4Movie recording time (page 80)
5 5Movie image quality (page 75)
6Date/time (page 43)
7Battery level indicator (page 13)
6
7
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Reset Initial Default Settings
The tables in this section show the initial default settings that are configured for menu
items (displayed when you press [MENU]) after you reset the camera (page 136).
Menu items depend on whether the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode.
• A dash (–) indicates an item whose setting is not reset or an item for which there is
no reset setting.
. REC Mode
“REC” Tab
Focus
Q (Auto Focus)
Grid
Off
Continuous
Off
Review
On
Self-timer
Off
Icon Help
On
Auto Shutter
Off
Face
Recognition
Off
Anti Shake
A Camera AS
AF Area
U Spot
Memory
b BEST SHOT:
Off / Auto Shutter:
Off / Flash: On /
Focus: Off / White
Balance: Off / ISO:
Off / AF Area: On /
Metering: Off /
Continuous: Off /
Self-timer: Off /
Flash Intensity: Off /
Digital Zoom: On /
MF Position: Off /
Zoom Position: Off
AF Assist Light On
Focus Frame
ß
Digital Zoom
On
L/R Key
Off
Quick Shutter
On
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“Quality” Tab
Size
10M (3648x2736)
T Quality
(Snapshots)
Normal
» Quality
(Movies)
STD
EV Shift
0.0
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
Metering
B Multi
Lighting
On
Color Filter
Off
Sharpness
0
Saturation
0
Contrast
0
Flash Intensity
0
“Set Up” Tab
B
R Panel
Show
Adjust
–
Screen
Auto 2
Date Style
–
Language
–
Sleep
1 min
Sounds
Startup: Sound 1 /
Half Shutter: Sound 1 /
Shutter: Sound 1 /
Operation: Sound 1 /
= Operation:
...//// /
= Play: ...////
Startup
Off
File No.
World Time
Timestamp
Off
Auto Power Off 1 min
REC/PLAY
Power On
USB
Mass Storage
Video Out
–
Continue
Format
–
Home
Reset
–
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. PLAY Mode
“PLAY” Tab
Slideshow
–
Color Correction
–
Layout Print
–
DPOF Printing
–
MOTION PRINT
9 frames
Protect
–
Movie Editing
–
Date/Time
–
Lighting
–
Rotation
–
Red Eye
–
Resize
–
White Balance
–
Trimming
–
Brightness
0
Dubbing
–
Keystone
–
Copy
–
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
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When things don’t go right...
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Power Supply
Power does not
turn on.
1)The battery may not be loaded correctly (page 12).
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 11). 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.
The camera
suddenly powers
down.
1)Auto Power Off may have activated (page 133). Turn power
back on.
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 11).
3)The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Power will not turn
off. Nothing
happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reload it.
Image Recording
Image is not
recorded when the
shutter button is
pressed.
1)If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC) to enter
the REC Mode.
2)If the flash is charging, wait until the charge operation
finishes.
3)If the message “Memory Full” appears, transfer images to
your computer, delete images you no longer need, or use a
different memory card.
Auto Focus does
not focus properly
1)If the lens is dirty, clean it off.
2)The subject may not be in the center of the focus frame when
you compose the image.
3)The subject you are shooting may not be a type that is
compatible with Auto Focus (page 23). Use manual focus
(page 63).
4)You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting
with Anti Shake or use a tripod.
5)You may be pressing the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. Half-press the shutter button and
allow enough time for Auto Focus to focus.
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.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The flash does not
fire.
1)If ? (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to
another mode (page 28).
2)If the battery is dead, charge it (page 11).
3)If a BEST SHOT scene that uses ? (Flash Off) is selected,
change to a different flash mode (page 28) or select a
different BEST SHOT scene (page 52).
Camera powers
down during Selftimer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 11).
The monitor screen 1)You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the
image is out of
image. Focus the image (page 63).
focus.
2)You may be using ´ (Macro) for scenery or portraits. Use
Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots (page 63).
3)You may be trying to use Auto Focus or ) (Infinity) when
shooting a close-up shot. Use the ´ (Macro) for close ups
(page 63).
There is a vertical
line in the monitor
screen image.
Shooting a very brightly lit subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This is a CCD
phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does not indicate
malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical smear is not
recorded with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is
recorded in the case of a movie.
There is digital
noise in images.
1)Sensitivity may have been increased automatically for a dark
subject, which increases the chance of digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
2)You may be attempting to shoot in a dark location with ?
(Flash Off) selected, which can increase digital noise and
make images appear coarse. In this case, turn on flash (page
28) or use lights for illumination.
3)Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity setting or with the
Lighting feature can cause an increase in digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
A recorded image
was not saved.
1)Camera power may have been turned off before the save
operation was complete, which will result in the image not
being saved. If the battery indicator shows
, charge the
battery as soon as possible (page 13).
2)You may have removed the memory card from the camera
before the save operation was complete, which will result in
the image not being saved. Do not remove the memory card
before the save operation is complete.
Though available
lighting is bright,
the faces of people
in the image are
dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects. Change the flash
mode setting to < (Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page
28), or adjust EV shift to the + side (page 42).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Subjects are too
dark when shooting
images in a
seashore or ski
area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause
underexposure of images. Change the flash mode setting to <
(Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 28), or adjust EV
shift to the + side (page 42).
The focus frame
Normally, turning off the camera while “Detect Smile” is
does not appear on selected for Auto Shutter will cause the camera’s face
the monitor screen. recognition setting to change to “Normal”. You will need to
change the face recognition setting again after turn on the
camera. You can tell the camera to remember the Auto Shutter
setting by selecting “On” for the “Auto Shutter” power on default
setting (page 73).
Digital zoom
(including HD
zoom) does not
work. The zoom
bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom
factor of 4.0.
1)The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital
zoom (page 70).
2)Date stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital
zoom to be disabled. Turn off date stamping (page 131).
3)Digital zoom is disabled when some BEST SHOT scenes
(Business cards and documents, White board, etc.) are
selected. Select another scene (page 52).
A family member’s
face is not detected
correctly, even
though the face
has been prerecorded.
Though face characteristics were pre-recorded for your family
member, the data may have been faulty. Other possible causes
may be shooting at an angle or the facial features of the subject.
Try re-recording the face of the family member who is not being
detected (page 35).
When shooting
with Auto Shutter,
the shutter does
not trigger.
Auto Shutter may not trigger when shooting under very bright or
very dark conditions, or when shooting a fast moving subject,
etc. If this happens, try changing the Auto Shutter Trigger
Sensitivity setting (page 32), or press the shutter button all the
way down to release the shutter and shoot the image.
The image is out of
focus during movie
recording.
1)Focusing may not be possible because the subject is outside
the focus range. Shoot within the allowable range.
2)The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 143).
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.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Images cannot be
edited (with Layout
Print, resizing,
trimming, keystone
correction, color
restoration, date/
time editing,
rotation).
1)Note that you cannot edit the following types of snapshots.
• Snapshots created using MOTION PRINT
• Movies
• Snapshots recorded with another camera
2)With keystone correction and color restoration, editing is not
possible if the camera cannot find a shape to edit within the
frame on the monitor screen (pages 94, 95).
Other
The wrong date
and time are
displayed.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time
(page 131).
The messages on
the display are in
the wrong
language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display
language setting (page 132).
Images cannot be
transferred over a
USB connection.
1)The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all
connections.
2)The wrong USB communication protocol is selected. Select
the correct USB communication protocol in accordance with
the type of device you are connecting (pages 110, 119).
3)If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
4)Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if
you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
Language selection 1)You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the
screen appears
camera or the battery may have been left with a dead battery.
when the camera is
Check the camera setup (pages 13, 132).
turned on.
2)There may be a problem with the camera’s memory data. If
this is the case, perform the reset operation to initialize the
camera’s setup (page 136). After that, configure each setting.
If the language selection screen does not re-appear when you
turn the camera on, it means that the camera’s memory
management data has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
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Display Messages
ALERT
The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction of the image cannot be performed for
some reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 58).
Cannot find the
file.
The image you specified with the slideshow “Images” setting
cannot be found. Change the “Images” setting (page 85) and
try again.
Cannot register
any more files.
You are attempting to save a user BEST SHOT scene in the
“SCENE” folder when the folder already contains 999 user
scenes (page 54).
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 136).
Card ERROR
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card deletes all its files. Before
formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a computer
or some other storage device.
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 103).
Files could not be
saved because
battery is low.
Battery power is low, so an image file could not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
You are trying to record a file while there are already 9999
files stored in the 999th folder. If you want to record more,
delete files you no longer need (page 22).
LENS ERROR
This message appears and the camera turns off whenever
lens performs some unexpected operation. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact a
CASIO authorized service center or your original retailer.
LENS ERROR 2
The Camera Shake unit may be malfunctioning. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
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Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/or files saved by
editing operations. Delete files you no longer need (page 22).
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.
RETRY POWER
ON
The lens came into contact with an obstruction while moving.
The camera will turn off automatically when this message
appears. Remove the obstruction and turn power back on
again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or an
authorized CASIO authorized service center.
The card is
locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD 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.
LOCK
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the memory card.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for printing. Configure
the required DPOF settings (page 105).
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 136).
This file cannot be The file you are trying to access is corrupted or is a type that
played.
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 101).
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Number of Snapshots and Movie Recording Time
Snapshot
Approximate
Image File
Size
Built-in Memory
Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
Image Size
(Pixels)
Image
Quality
10M
(3648x2736)
Fine
6.4 MB
Normal
3.38 MB
11
286
Economy
2.27 MB
17
426
172
3:2
(3648x2432)
7M
(3072x2304)
4M
(2304x1728)
2M
(1600x1200)
VGA
(640x480)
151
Fine
5.6 MB
7
Normal
2.97 MB
13
325
2 MB
19
483
210
Economy
16:9
(3648x2048)
6
Fine
4.59 MB
8
Normal
2.46 MB
15
393
Economy
1.67 MB
23
579
Fine
4.3 MB
9
224
Normal
2.31 MB
16
418
Economy
1.57 MB
25
616
Fine
2.5 MB
15
386
Normal
1.4 MB
28
690
Economy
900 KB
43
1074
Fine
1.26 MB
31
767
Normal
790 KB
49
1224
Economy
470 KB
83
2057
Fine
330 KB
118
2930
Normal
190 KB
205
5088
Economy
140 KB
278
6906
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Movies
Image
Quality
(Pixels)
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Built-in Memory
Movie Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Movie
Recording
Capacity
File Size of
1-minute
Movie
HD
1280x720
8.0 Megabits/second
(24 frames/second)
37 seconds
16 minutes
32 seconds
59.7 MB
STD
640x480
3.8 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
79 seconds
34 minutes
58 seconds
28.2 MB
LP
320x240
660 Kilobits/second
(15 frames/second)
443 seconds
3 hours
18 minutes
5.0 MB
YouTube
640x480
1.4 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
211 seconds
94 minutes
10.4 MB
* Snapshot and movie recording capacity values are approximate and intended for
reference only. Actual capacity depends on image contents.
* File size and data rate values are approximate and intended for reference only. Actual
values depend on the type of image being shot.
* The above values are based on use of a Panasonic brand PRO HIGH SPEED SD
memory card. The number of images you can save depends on the type of memory card
you are using.
* When using a memory card with a different capacity, calculate the number of images as a
percentage of 1GB.
* Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording stops automatically after 10
minutes of recording.
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Specifications
File Format
Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF 1.0 standard; DPOF
compliant
Movies: MOV, H.264/AVC standard, AAC audio (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV (monaural)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory (Image Storage Area: 38.5MB)
SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus
Recorded Image Sizes
Snapshot: 10M (3648x2736), 3:2 (3648x2432),
16:9 (3648x2048), 7M (3072x2304),
4M (2304x1728), 2M (1600x1200),
VGA (640x480)
Movies: HD (1280x720), STD (640x480), LP (320x240)
Delete
1 file; all files (with memory protection feature)
Effective Pixels
10.10 Megapixels
Imaging Element
Size: 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 10.34 Megapixels
Lens/Focal Distance
F2.6 (W) to 5.8 (T) f= 4.9 to 19.6 mm
(equivalent to 28 to 112 mm in 35 mm format)
Seven lenses in six groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom
4X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (16X in combination with
optical zoom)
22.8X maximum HD Zoom (in combination with optical zoom,
VGA size)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Focus Modes:
Auto Focus, Macro Focus, Pan Focus, Infinity, Manual Focus
• AF Area:
Spot, Multi, Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus
(Snapshot)
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus: 40 cm to 9 (1.3' to 9) (Wide Angle)
Macro Focus: 10 cm to 50 cm (3.9" to 19.7") (Wide Angle)
Infinity: 9 (Wide Angle)
Manual: 10 cm to 9 (3.9" to 9) (Wide Angle)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Metering
Multi-pattern, center weighted, and spot by imaging element
Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure
Compensation
–2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CCD shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed
Snapshot (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Night Scene): 4 to 1/2000 second
* May differ due to the camera setup.
Aperture Value
F2.6 (W) to F7.0 (W) (When used with ND filter)
* Using optical zoom changes the aperture value.
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent,
Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
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Sensitivity (Standard
Output Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
Snapshots: Auto, ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400,
ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200 equivalent
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
Approximate Trigger Times: 10 seconds, 2 seconds,
Triple Self-timer
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Soft, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (ISO
Sensitivity: Auto)
Normal:
0.2 m to 4.5 m (0.7' to 14.8') (Wide Angle)
0.5 m to 2.0 m (1.6' to 6.6') (Telephoto)
Flash Continuous Shutter:
0.4 m to 2.2 m (1.3' to 7.2') (Wide Angle)
0.5 m to 1.0 m (1.6' to 3.3') (Telephoto)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charging Time
Approximately 4 seconds maximum
Recording
Snapshots; Macro; Self-timer; Continuous Shutter (Normal
Speed CS, HighSpeed CS, Flash CS); BEST SHOT; Make-up;
Auto Shutter; Face Recognition; Movies (normal movie,
Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube) (with monaural audio);
Audio (Voice Recording)
Approximate Maximum After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Audio Recording Times Voice Recording: 120 minutes (when using built-in memory)
Monitor Screen
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
230,400 (960x240) dots
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping Function
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time
162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals USB/AV port, Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x1
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Approximate Battery Life
All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount of time under
normal temperature (23°C (73°F)) before the camera turns off. These values are not
guaranteed. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Number of Shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)*1
Continuous Playback
(Snapshots)*2
300 shots
7 hours 50 minutes
Approximate continuous movie recording time
140 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
8 hours 50 minutes
• Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacity: 1300 mAh)
• Recording Medium: 1GB SD memory card (Panasonic brand PRO HIGH SPEED)
• Measurement Conditions
*1 Approximate number of shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)
In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards
Normal temperature (23°C (73°F)), monitor on, zoom operation between full wide and
full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are shot with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are shot.
*2 Approximate playback time
Standard temperature (23°C (73°F)), one-image scroll approximately every 10 seconds
*3 Approximate continuous recording time
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a full charge. Repeated
charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, and Auto Focus usage, and the time the camera is on
greatly affects recording time and number of shots values.
Power Consumption
3.7 V DC, Approximately 4.6 W
Dimensions
96.9 (W) x 57.6 (H) x 23.0 (D) mm
(3.8" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 0.9" (D))
(excluding projections; 21.1 mm (0.83") at thinnest point)
Weight
Approximately 131 g (4.6 oz)
(excluding battery and bundled accessories)
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. Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
1300 mAh
Operating Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
38.5 (W) x 38.0 (H) x 9.3 (D) mm
(1.52" (W) x 1.50" (H) x 0.37" (D))
Weight
Approximately 34 g (1.2 oz)
. Charger unit (BC-31L)
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC, 80 mA, 50/60 Hz
Output Power
4.2 V DC, 600 mA
Operating Temperature
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Supported Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40)
Charging Time
150 minutes
Dimensions
55 (W) x 20 (H) x 86 (D) mm
(2.2" (W) x 0.79" (H) x 3.4" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 58 g (2.0 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with
relevant national and/or international standards.
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