User`s guide | Casio EX-Z37 Digital Camera User Manual

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Digital Camera
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
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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-80)
Charger unit (BC-81L)
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
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Power cord
USB cable
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Strap
CD-ROM
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Basic Reference
Read this first!
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Basic Reference are subject to
change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 18
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer)
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area)
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO)
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode)
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection)
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio
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To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 49
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚❙ Advanced Settings
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 56
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Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . .
Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame) . . .
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS) . . .
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . .
Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . .
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode) . . .
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom) . . .
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . . .
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 65
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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) . . .
Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness) . . .
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . . .
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast) . . .
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity) . . .
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❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
❚❙ Other Playback Functions
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Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow)
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing)
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❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 80
❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . . 84
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . .
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. . 101
Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . 102
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 102
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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❚❙ Other Settings
(Set Up) 107
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY)
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 . . . . . . . (Histogram) . 116
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
❚❙ Appendix
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Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Computer System Requirements for
Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 129
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 139
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
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General Guide
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
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Front
Back
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9 [0] (Movie) button
1 Zoom controller
(page 47)
(pages 24, 44, 71)
2 Shutter button (page 24) bk[r] (REC) button
(pages 22, 24)
3 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 22)
blStrap hole (page 2)
bm[SET] button (page 30)
4 Flash (page 35)
bn[BS] button (page 51)
5 Microphone
(pages 48, 79)
bo[MENU] button
(page 54)
6 Lens
7 Front lamp (page 37)
8 Back lamp
(pages 22, 25, 35)
Bottom
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bpControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 28, 30, 35, 54,
116)
bq[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 22, 27)
brMonitor screen
(pages 10, 116)
bsBattery/memory card slots
(pages 16, 20, 125, 127)
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btUSB/AV port (pages 72, 82, 90, 99)
ckConnector cover
clSpeaker
cmTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
ck bt
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. Charger Unit
1+7- Contacts
2[CHARGE] Lamp
3AC jack
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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
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1Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 139)
2Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
3Recording mode (page 24)
4White balance setting (page 67)
5Continuous shutter (page 60)
6Image deterioration indicator (page 45)
7Metering mode (page 68)
8Snapshot image size (page 31)
9Snapshot image quality (page 65)
bkMovie image quality (page 34)
blFlash (page 35)
bmSelf-timer (page 37)
bnAF Area (page 38)
boISO sensitivity (page 40)
bpeasy Mode (page 41)
bqFace Detection (page 43)
brDate/time (page 44)
bsTimestamp indicator (page 110)
btExposure compensation (page 66)
ckFocus frame (pages 25, 39)
clBattery level indicator (page 17)
cmHistogram (page 116)
cnAnti Shake (page 61)
coFocus mode (page 56)
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. Shutter Button Half-pressed
1
2
3
4
5
6
1Recording mode (page 24)
2Flash (page 35)
3ISO sensitivity (page 40)
4Aperture value
5Shutter speed
6Focus frame (pages 25, 39)
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.
. easy Mode
12
3
4
7
5
1Flash (page 35)
2Self-timer (page 37)
3Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 139)
4Snapshot image size (page 31)
5Date/time (page 44)
6Battery level indicator (page 17)
7Focus frame (pages 25, 39)
6
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. Movie Recording
1 23
4
5
9
8
7
6
1Flash (page 35)
2Recording mode (page 47)
3White balance setting (page 67)
4Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
5Movie recording time (page 47)
6Exposure compensation (page 66)
7Battery level indicator (page 17)
8Histogram (page 116)
9Anti Shake (page 61)
. Snapshot Viewing
12 3
bq
bp
4
5
6
7
8
9
bo bnbmblbk
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 76)
3Folder name/file name (page 104)
4Snapshot image quality (page 65)
5Snapshot image size (page 31)
6ISO sensitivity (page 40)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 44)
bkMetering mode (page 68)
blWhite balance setting (page 67)
bmFlash (page 35)
bnRecording mode
boBattery level indicator (page 17)
bpHistogram (page 116)
bqExposure compensation (page 66)
. Movie Playback
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3
4
5
6
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 76)
3Folder name/file name (page 104)
4Movie recording time (page 70)
5Movie image quality (page 34)
6Date/time (page 44)
7Battery level indicator (page 17)
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What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Record
Delete
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images.
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What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
Face Detection
Point the camera at a person and it automatically
detects the person’s face for beautiful portraits
every time.
See page 43 for more information.
Anti Shake
The camera corrects automatically to minimize
image blur due to camera movement and highspeed subject movement.
See page 61 for more information.
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
See page 51 for more information.
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To charge the battery
1.
Positioning the positive + and
negative - terminals of the battery
with those of the charger unit, load
the battery into the charger unit.
2.
Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
[CHARGE] lamp
About 210 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the charger.
Lamp Status
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charger problem, or
battery problem (page 125)
Off
Charging complete
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-81L if included with camera, BC-80L if purchased
separately) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-80). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
1
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN and
then open it as indicated by the arrows in the
illustration.
2
2.
Load the battery.
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.
Stopper
Battery contacts
EXILIM logo
Front
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3.
Close the battery cover.
2
Close the battery cover and then shift the slider
towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the battery,
see page 125.
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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.
• The camera date and time display will not be correct if the camera is left for about
two days with no power supplied while the battery is dead. If this happens, load
new battery and then set the correct time and date (page 110).
• See page 143 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 35).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 112, 112).
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Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 111). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on
the camera.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then
press [SET].
3.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[SET]
[BS]
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[BS].
5.
After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
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If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 111
– Date and time: Page 110
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery too soon after you set the time and date can cause the date
and time display to become incorrect. Do not remove the battery for at least 24
hours after configuring settings.
Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images and
movies recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When
no memory card is loaded, images and movies are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 139.
Supported Memory Cards
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
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To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
1
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 (in the direction
of the monitor screen), slide it into the
card slot all the way in until you hear it
click securely into place.
Front
Front
3.
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 127.
Back
2
1
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 19) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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To format (initialize) a new memory card
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1.
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.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To 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 112,
112) 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 113).
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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.
Front lamp
Flash
Lens
Microphone
Strap
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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 51.
Snapshot mode icon
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 139)
2.
Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
Zoom controller
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z Telephoto
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3.
Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
Back lamp
Focus frame
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light
green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
4.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for goodlooking images.
• The focus frame in the screen shots
included in this manual is shown at ß.
Note that you can change the form of the
focus frame, if you want (page 59).
Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Full-press
Recording a Movie
[0] (Movie)
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 47 for details.
Snap (Image is recorded.)
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. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 58) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
. To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 38) for more information.
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 70.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the
PLAY mode.
[p] (PLAY)
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 12).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 116).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 71). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
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Deleting Images
If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need to free up storage
and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 78) 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 “Delete All Files” 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 65).
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
– 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 58) or Manual Focus (page
56).
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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].
[8] [2] [4] [6]
This will cause a Control Panel to appear along the right side
of the monitor screen. The settings available for the currently
selected Control Panel also appear. You can use the control
panel to configure various camera settings.
[SET]
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
1Snapshot image size/quality*
Available settings
Control Panel
(pages 31, 65)
2Movie image quality (page 34)
3Flash (page 35)
4Self-timer (page 37)
5AF Area (page 38)
6ISO sensitivity (page 40)
7easy Mode (page 41)
8Face Detection (page 43)
9Date/Time (page 44)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
* Snapshot image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 54).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while an easy Mode, 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.
10M (3648x2736) size image =
Approximately 10 million pixels
3648*
2736*
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 139.
• For information about movie image size, see page 34.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 77.
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. To select the snapshot image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Snapshot
Image Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
14M
(4320x3240)
Poster Print
3:2
(4320x2880)
Poster Print
16:9
(4320x2432)
HDTV
10M
(3648x2736)
Poster Print
6M
(2816x2112)
A3 Print
3M
(2048x1536)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images
are relatively coarser.
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 78) from the original
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is “14M”.
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
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. Specifying Movie Image Quality
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (WIDE) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the top
(Movie Image Quality).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Image Quality (Pixels) Approximate Data Rate
Frame Rate
WIDE
848x480
12.5 Megabits/second
30 frames/second
STD
640x480
10.6 Megabits/second
30 frames/second
• The 16:9 aspect ratio is available only when “WIDE” is selected as the image
quality.
• Memory capacity (Movie recording time you can shoot) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 140).
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Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
once.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press
[SET].
)
Flash
• If there are no indicators on the
[2] (
)
monitor screen, you can cycle
through the flash modes by pressing [2] (
). You can turn display
information on or off by pressing [8] (DISP) (page 116).
3.
> 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).
¥ 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.
< indicates the flash will fire.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to
indicate that image recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash
snapshot until the lamp stops flashing orange,
which indicates that charging is complete.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 142.
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NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time (page 142) depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.).
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photograph is prohibited.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
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 69)
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Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top
(Self-timer).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
„ 10 sec Self-timer 10-second Self-timer
‚ 2 sec Self-timer
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow down the
shutter speed, you can use this setting to prevent
image blur due to camera movement.
” X3 Self-timer
(Triple Self-timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the
shutter button is pressed, and the next two images as
soon as the camera is ready after shooting the previous
image. How long it takes for the camera to get ready to
shoot depends on the image size and quality settings,
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera,
and the flash charge condition.
Self-timer Off
Turns off the Self-timer.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown
is in progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by
pressing [SET].
Front lamp
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NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Continuous Shutter, certain BEST SHOT scene (Voice Recording)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following feature.
– BEST SHOT scene (For YouTube)
– easy Mode
– Movie Recording
Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Û Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the
image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 58).
È Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among
nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the
camera focuses will be displayed in green.
Ë Tracking
Half-pressing the shutter button focuses on the subject and
causes the focus frame to track the movement of the subject.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(AF Area).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
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5.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
“Û Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
“È Multi”
Focus frame
Focus frame
IMPORTANT!
• Selecting “Ë Tracking” can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens
operation while tracking a subject. This does not indicate malfunction.
B
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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 sixth 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 1600 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
• “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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Using the easy Mode (easy Mode)
The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups and simplifies snapshot recording.
This mode is recommended for those who are new to digital imaging.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third option from the bottom in the
Control Panel (easy Mode).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “| ON” and then press [SET].
This enters the easy mode.
4.
Point the camera at the subject.
If the camera detects a human face, it continually focuses on the face (page 43).
If the camera does not detect a face, it continually focuses on the center of the
screen.
• The camera will focus and adjust brightness, and focus frame will turn green.
5.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button.
This records the snapshot.
IMPORTANT!
• Vibration and noise will occur due to lens operation. This does not indicate
malfunction.
. Using the easy Menu
The easy menu contains flash, self-timer, and image size settings, plus an item for
exiting the easy mode.
While the camera is in the easy mode, all the other settings (besides Flash, Selftimer, Image Size, and easy Mode) on the REC tab menu (page 130) and Quality tab
menu (page 130) are fixed at preset optimum values. Any settings you configured on
these tabs are not used in the easy mode.
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IMPORTANT!
• To use the Set Up tab menu (page 131), you need to exit the easy mode. To do
this, select the “easy Mode” item in step 2 of the following procedure, and then
select l in step 3. After that, you can use the Set Up tab menu as you normally
do.
1.
Press [MENU].
The easy menu displays larger text than standard
menus.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item you
want, and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].
Menu Item:
Available Settings:
Flash
> (Auto Flash)* / < (Flash On) / ? (Flash Off)
Self-timer
• (10-second self-timer) / l*
Image Size
ã* / & / !
easy Mode
k / l*
Exit Menu
Exit the easy menu
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
• See the following for details.
– Flash (page 35)
– Self-timer (page 37)
– Image Size (page 31)
• The following are the settings you can select for “easy Mode”.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Stay in the easy mode, without switching to another
recording type
k
Switch from the easy mode to a standard recording type
l
• On-screen pop-up help text provides a brief explanation of each setting.
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Using Face Detection (Face Detection)
When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to twelve
individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (Face Detection).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: On” and then press
[SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the faces
it focuses on will turn green.
6.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
IMPORTANT!
•
•
•
•
The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
The only focus mode available while face detection is enabled is Auto Focus (AF).
Face detection may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways.
Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– The face of a pet or some other non-human subject
• Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (For YouTube, Voice Recording)
– Movie Recording
• The AF area setting (page 38) is ignored while face detection is enabled.
B
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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 111) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with Zoom
Your camera provides you with 3X 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
3X to 47.8X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 46).
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 110) 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 the shutter button 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
1X
Deteriorated image
quality range
3X to 20.3X
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 3X optical zoom point
12X to 47.8X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Image deterioration
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• The image deterioration point
depends on the image size (page
31). 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
“10M” 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
14M
12X
3X
3:2
12X
3X
16:9
12X
3X
10M
14.2X
3.5X
6M
18.4X
4.6X
3M
25.3X
6.3X
VGA
47.8X
20.3X
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Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie
1.
Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 34).
The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you
select.
2.
In the REC mode, press [0]
(Movie).
Remaining recording time
(page 140)
[0] (Movie)
This will start recording and display
Y on the monitor screen.
Movie recording includes monaural
audio.
3.
Press [0] (Movie) again to stop
recording.
• Each movie can be up to 29
Recording time
minutes long. Movie recording stops
automatically after 29 minutes of
recording. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full
before you stop movie recording by pressing [0] (Movie).
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 51), 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.
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NOTE
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points
when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your
fingers, etc.
– Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far away from what you are trying to record.
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause
button noise to be picked up in the audio.
Microphone
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate
malfunction. The band will not be recorded in a snapshot, but will be recorded in
the case of a movie.
• When using certain types of memory cards, it can take too much time to record
data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio. This condition is
indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor screen. To avoid loss of movie
frames, use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per
second is recommended (page 128).
• Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical
zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing
[0] (Movie) to start recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Auto Focus and Macro Focus become fixed focus while shooting a movie (page
56).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button.
Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded.
NOTE
• You can use [2] (
) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting.
• Movie recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is
recorded.
• Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible while any one of the
following BEST SHOT scenes is selected.
For YouTube, Voice Recording
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording)
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie.
• For information about Voice Recording capacities, see page 140.
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.
Remaining recording time
• 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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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 116).
About audio data
• Audio files can be played back on a computer using Windows Media Player or
QuickTime (pages 92, 101)
– Audio Data: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
To play back an audio recording
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to display
the Voice Recording file you want to play.
` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2.
Press [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].
Currently selected scene
(with boundary)
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.
[BS]
• The scene menu has multiple
Scene name
pages. Use [8] and [2] to scroll
Scene number
between menu pages.
• You can access information about
the currently selected scene. See
page 52 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).
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3.
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.
4.
Press the shutter button.
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 105).
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].
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. BEST SHOT Precautions
• Some scenes like Night Scene and Fireworks result 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 105).
When using this feature, image size is fixed at 2M (1600x1200 pixels).
• 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.
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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 30) 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
[8] [2] [4] [6]
[MENU]
[SET]
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.
NOTE
• Pressing the shutter button while the REC menu screen is displayed will cancel the
current menu operation and exit the menu screen.
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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.
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
Example:
When “Focus” is
selected on the “REC”
tab
Tabs
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.
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 54.
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
Q Auto
Focus
Type of Shot
Focus Mode
Snapshot
General
recording
Automatic
´ Macro Close ups
Automatic
E Pan
Focus
When you want
to focus
manually
Snapshot
Movies
Approximately
10 cm to 9
(infinity) (3.9" to 9)
(Wide Angle)
Fixed
focal
point
Shooting with a
Fixed
relatively wide
focal point
focus range
Scenery and
) Infinity other distant
subjects
W
Manual
Focus
Movies
Approximate Focus Range*1
Approximately
10 cm to 50 cm
(3.9" to 19.7")
(Wide Angle)
Fixed
distance
*2, *4
Fixed distance*2, *3
Fixed
Manual
9 (infinity) (Wide Angle)
Approximately 10 cm to
9 (infinity)*2 (3.9" to 9)
(Wide Angle)
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting.
*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
Z1 (Wide)
Approx. 0.71 (2.3')
9
Center distance
0.30 (11.8")
2
Approx. 0.94 (3.1')
9
0.35 (13.8")
3
Approx. 1.33 (4.4')
9
0.40 (15.7")
4
Approx. 1.74 (5.7')
9
0.40 (15.7")
5
Approx. 1.95 (6.4')
9
0.40 (15.7")
6
Approx. 3.09 (10.1')
9
0.45 (17.7")
7 (Tele)
Approx. 3.51 (11.5')
9
0.45 (17.7")
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.
• Auto Macro can be used when recording snapshots only.
• Auto Focus is the only focus mode available while face detection is enabled. To
select another focus mode, first turn off face detection (page 43).
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
62) 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 “Û Spot” for the Auto
Focus area (page 38).
1.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then
half-press the shutter button.
2.
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image,
press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
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Changing the Focus Frame Shape (Focus Frame)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus Frame
You can use this procedure to select from among five different shapes, including a
heart shape, for the focus frame.
Settings
ß
¹
™
¬
μ
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button will cause the focus frame to change one of the
shapes shown below.
Focus successful
Focus not successful
• When shooting with face detection or the easy mode, the frame shape is ß.
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Using Continuous Shutter (CS)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * CS
While Continuous Shutter is turned on, images are continually recorded until memory
becomes full, as long as you keep the shutter button depressed.
Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
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 (For YouTube, Voice Recording)
– easy Mode
– Movie Recording
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still until all recording is
finished.
• The continuous shutter rate depends on the current image size and image quality
settings.
• The speed of 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.
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with Continuous Shutter.
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 37.
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Shooting with Face Detection (Face Detection)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Face Detection
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 43.
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.
Auto
Minimizes the effects of hand and subject movement.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings
NOTE
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear on the monitor screen
when you half-press the shutter button while “Auto” is selected. These values will
appear briefly, however, in the preview image that is displayed immediately after
you shoot a snapshot.
• If the flash fires, the Anti Shake icon S will remain on the display, even though
Anti Shake does not function during flash photography.
• The ISO sensitivity setting (page 40) must be “AUTO” for Anti Shake to work.
• 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.
• Anti Shake is disabled during movie recording.
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Area
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 38.
Using the easy Mode (easy Mode)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * easy Mode
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 41.
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 68)
EV Shift
Adjusts the EV shift value (page 66)
White Balance
Changes the white balance setting (page 67)
ISO
Changes the ISO Sensitivity setting (page 40)
Self-timer
Sets the self-timer time (page 37)
Off
Cancels [4] and [6] key assignments
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Advanced Settings
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 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.
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)
Flash
Auto
Focus
AF (Auto Focus)
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Spot
Metering
Multi
CS
Off
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Enabled
Setting at
power off
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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Advanced Settings
Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Specifying Snapshot Size (Size)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Size
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 33.
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * t Quality
Fine
Gives image quality priority.
Normal
Normal
• 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 139).
Specifying Movie Image Quality (Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * » Quality
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 34.
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Advanced Settings
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * EV Shift
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV
• Unit: 1/3 EV
1.
Use [8] and [2] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[8] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[2] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV value to 0.0.
2.
Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation
value you set remains in effect until you change it or turn off the camera (which
causes it to revert to “0.0”).
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Advanced Settings
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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Advanced Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 40.
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.
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.
On
Performs brightness correction.
Off
Does not perform brightness correction.
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Advanced Settings
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).
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 (strongest) to –2
(weakest).
• 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 27 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/ [4] [6]
back
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume
adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2].
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information
display on/off
[8] (DISP)
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed
image on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie image
up to 4.5 times normal size.
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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.
– If display indicators are turned on, an indicator in
the lower right corner of the monitor screen shows
what part of the zoomed image is currently
displayed.
– 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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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use an optionally available AV cable (EMC-4A) to connect it to the TV.
Yellow
TV
White
Video
AV cable
Audio
AUDIO IN jacks (white)
USB/AV port
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
Making sure that the
mark on the AV cable
connector is towards the lens side, 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] (Power) or [r] (REC) will not turn on the camera while the
AV cable is connected.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 114).
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
IMPORTANT!
• Before connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s
[r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY) buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 113).
• Use the TV’s volume control to adjust the audio output volume.
NOTE
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use one of the following methods to connect the camera to the recording device
using an optionally available 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. When recording images to an external device, use [8] (DISP) to
clear all indicators from the monitor screen (page 116).
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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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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 54.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Slideshow
Start
Starts the slideshow.
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
Turns effect on or off.
On: Turns on the image change effect and background music.
Off: No image change effect or background music
• 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.
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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.
Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing
See page 84 for details.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
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 115).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot 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 and movie screen cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the 12-image
screen.
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: 10M, 6M, VGA.
• Resizing a 3:2 or 16:9 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
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
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
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
2.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
• Take care that you do not block the camera’s microphone
with your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far away from what you are trying to record.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following
types of images.
– Protected images
• To delete audio, perform the following operation:
Dubbing * Delete * [SET] * [MENU].
Microphone
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio of an Audio Snapshot after you
delete or re-record it.
To play snapshot audio
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the Audio Snapshot you want is displayed.
An audio snapshot is one that has a ˆ icon.
2.
Press [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 using
Windows Media Player or QuickTime (pages 92, 101).
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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.
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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
82).
Printing with a Computer
After transferring the images to your computer, use
commercially available software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 84).
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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
USB port
cable. Make sure the
camera’s battery is
sufficiently charged before
USB/AV port
connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert the
Making sure that the
mark on the USB cable
connector fully can result
connector is towards the lens side, connect the cable
in poor communication or
to the camera.
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 84).
• 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.
Configuring camera settings
Configure DPOF settings (page 84).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print. You can configure
settings so some images include the date stamp and some don’t.
Configure the Camera’s Time Stamp setting (page 110).
• The camera’s Time Stamp setting imprints the date into a snapshot when you
shoot it, so the date is always included when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that includes a date
stamped with the camera’s Time Stamp function. Doing so can cause the two
stamps to be overprinted.
Configuring computer settings
You can use commercially available image management software to date
stamp images.
Professional print service
Request date stamping when ordering prints from a professional print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge, and perform image selection and printing using the
camera monitor screen and controls.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print (Exif 2.3) uses
information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to
enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer
for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Using the Camera with a Computer
Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images to a
computer and
view them there
• Save images and view them manually
(USB connection) (pages 89, 98).
• Transfer images to a computer
automatically over a wireless LAN for
viewing (Eye-Fi) (page 102).
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 95).
Playback and
edit movies
• You can play back movies (pages 92,
101).
• 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 88.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
98.
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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 them there
manually
Windows 7 /
Windows Vista /
Windows XP /
Windows 2000
Installation not required.
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Play movies
Windows 7 /
Windows Vista /
Windows XP /
Windows 2000
Installation not required.
• Windows Media Player,
which is already installed on
most computers, can be
used for playback.
• If your computer is running
Windows 2000 and does
not have DirectX9.0c or
higher installed, download
DirectX from the Microsoft
DirectX site and install it on
your computer.
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Edit movies
Windows 7 /
Windows Vista /
Windows XP /
Windows 2000
–
• Use commercial software
as required.
–
Windows 7 /
Windows Vista /
YouTube Uploader for
Upload movie
files to YouTube Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / CASIO*
Windows 2000 (SP4)
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Windows 7 /
Transfer images Windows Vista /
to the camera
Windows XP /
Windows 2000
Photo Transport 1.0*
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Windows 7 /
Adobe Reader 9
Windows Vista /
(Not required if already
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) /
installed.)
Windows 2000 (SP4)
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View the User’s
Guide
* YouTube Uploader for CASIO and Photo Transport will not run under 64-bit versions of
Windows OS.
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. Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. See the
“Read me” file that comes with each application for details. Information about
computer system requirements also can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Bundled Software (Bundled CD-ROM)” on page 129 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Users
• Except for Adobe Reader, the bundled software requires Administrator privileges to
run.
• Operation on a self-made computer is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
. 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
sufficiently charged
before connecting.
USB/AV port
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert
the connector fully can
Making sure that the
mark on the USB cable
result in poor
connector is towards the lens side, connect the
cable to the camera.
communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the
connector is fully inserted, you still will be able to see the metal
part of the connector as shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure you
align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you
connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
6.
Windows 7 / Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Computer”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Computer”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
7.
Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or built-in
memory if there is no card) as a removable disk.
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8.
Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
9.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”.
10.
Windows 7 / Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then
“Documents”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Documents” to open it.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “Documents” (Windows 7 /
Windows Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP / Windows 2000), the next
step will overwrite it. If you want to keep the existing “DCIM” folder, you need to
change its name or move it to a different location before performing the next
step.
11.
Windows 7 users: On the “Documents” “Organize” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows Vista users: On the “Documents” “Edit” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows XP / Windows 2000 users: On the “My Documents” “Edit”
menu, select “Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it contains) into your
“Documents” (Windows 7 / Windows Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP /
Windows 2000) folder. You now have a copy of the files that are in camera
memory on your computer.
12.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera. After making
sure that the back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Windows 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the
drive number assigned to the camera. Next, after making sure that the back lamp
is unlit, press the camera’s [ON/OFF] (Power) button to turn off the camera and
disconnect the camera from your computer.
. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
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3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 105.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
Playing Movies
Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most computers, can be used
for movie playback. To play back a movie, first copy the movie to your computer and
then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
CPU
: Image Quality “WIDE”:
Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or higher
Image Quality “STD”:
Pentium M 1.0 GHz or higher
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or higher
Required Software: Windows Media Player, DirectX 9.0c or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
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. Movie Playback Precautions
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your computer before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
• Proper movie playback may not be possible on some computers. If you experience
problems, try the following.
– Try recording movies with a quality setting of “STD”.
– Try upgrading Windows Media Player to the latest version.
– Quit any other applications you have running, and stop resident applications.
Even if proper playback is not possible on the computer, you can use an optionally
available AV cable (EMC-4A) to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or
computer and play back movies that way.
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your
camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene to YouTube.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “YouTube Uploader for CASIO”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install YouTube
Uploader for CASIO.
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. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 1024MB.
1.
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 89).
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, 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 89).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera.
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg images automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 89).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
On the menu screen, click the “Language” down arrow button and then
select the language you want.
3.
Click “Manual” to select it and then click “Digital Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from the
bundled CD-ROM.
User Registration
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to
be able to connect to the Internet with your computer.
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to register.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to do
this:
Save images to your
Macintosh and view
them there manually
Operating
System
Version
OS 9
OS X
OS 9
Save images to your
Macintosh automatically/
Manage images
OS X
Play movies
Install this software:
See
page:
Installation not required.
Use commercially available
software.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with some Macintosh products.
You can playback with QuickTime,
OS 9 / OS X which comes bundled with your
operating system.
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IMPORTANT!
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS 8.6 or earlier, or Mac OS X
10.0. Operation is supported with Mac OS 9, X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6)
only. Use the standard USB driver that comes with your supported operating
system.
. 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
sufficiently charged
before connecting.
USB/AV port
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Small connector
the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert
the connector fully can
Making sure that the mark on the USB cable
result in poor
connector is towards the lens side, connect the
communication or
cable to the camera.
malfunction.
• Note that even while the
connector is fully inserted, you still will be able to see the metal
part of the connector as shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure you
align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you
connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light green at this time. In this mode, your Macintosh
recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in
memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The appearance of
the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
6.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
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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] (Power) to turn off the camera. After
making sure that the green back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera
from the computer.
. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 105.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using iPhoto, which comes
bundled with some Macintosh products. If you are running Mac OS 9, you will need to
use commercially available software.
Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first copy it to your Macintosh
and then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Required Software: QuickTime 7 or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
. Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some Macintosh models. If you
experience problems, try the following.
– Change the movie image quality setting to “STD”.
– Upgrade to the latest version of QuickTime.
– Shut down other applications that are running.
Even if proper playback is not possible on your Macintosh, you can use an optionally
available AV cable (EMC-4A) to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or
Macintosh and play back movies that way.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your Macintosh before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer
in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website and install Acrobat Reader.
1.
On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2.
Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then open the folder for the
language whose user’s guide you want to view.
3.
Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for English.).
User Registration
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images
(Eye-Fi)
Shooting with an Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card loaded in the camera makes it
possible to transfer image data automatically to a computer via wireless LAN.
1.
Configure LAN access point, transfer destination and other settings for
the Eye-Fi card in accordance with the instructions that come with the
Eye-Fi card.
2.
After configuring settings, load the Eye-Fi card into the camera and
record.
Images you record are sent by wireless LAN to your computer, etc.
• For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
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IMPORTANT!
• Recorded images are transferred over wireless LAN. Do not use the Eye-Fi card or
turn off Eye-Fi card communication (page 107) when on an aircraft or in any other
location where use of wireless communication is limited or prohibited.
• Loading an Eye-Fi card will cause the Eye-Fi indicator
to
appear on the monitor screen. Its transparent or not transparent
appearance indicates the communication status as shown below.
Transparent
Access point cannot be found or no
transferable image data exists.
Not transparent
Image transfer in progress
Flashing
Searching for access points
• A communication icon
will appear on the monitor screen while image data
transfer is in progress.
• The camera’s Auto Power Off (page 112) function is disabled while image data
transfer is in progress.
• A confirmation message will appear on the monitor screen if you try to turn off the
camera while image data transfer is in progress. Follow the instructions in the
messages (page 137).
• Transfer of a large number of images can take some time to complete.
• Depending on the type of Eye-Fi card you are using and its settings, images on the
Eye-Fi card may be deleted following image data transfer.
• When recording a movie to an Eye-Fi card, it can take too much time to record
data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio.
• Proper Eye-Fi card data communication may not be possible due to camera
settings, battery level, or operating conditions.
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapshot, record a
movie, or perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing
them in folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 105).
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 51) includes a
Serial number (3 digits)
sample scene that optimizes settings for
auction site images. Depending on your
camera model, the sample scene is named
either “For eBay” or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are
stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene
are stored in a folder named “100_AUCT”.
• BEST SHOT also has a scene named “For
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene
are stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 12.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
The following operations are supported for DCF-compliant images. Note, however,
that CASIO makes no performance guarantees concerning these operations.
• Transferring this camera’s DCF-compliant images to another manufacturer’s
camera and view them.
• Printing this camera’s DCF-compliant images on another manufacturer’s printer.
• Transferring another camera’s DCF-compliant images to this camera and view
them.
. Memory Folder Structure
100CASIO *
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
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 *
102CASIO *
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
DCIM
* 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
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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 105 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 54.
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication (Eye-Fi)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Eye-Fi
Select “Off” to disable Eye-Fi card communication (page 102).
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 72).
= 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.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
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 115) will delete the current startup image setting.
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 104).
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].
IMPORTANT!
• Before configuring World Time settings, make sure that the Home City setting is
the place where you live or normally use the camera. If it isn’t, select “Home” on the
screen in step 1 and configure the Home City, date, and time settings as required
(page 110).
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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: July, 10, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Date
2012/7/10
Date&Time
2012/7/10 1:25pm
Off
No stamping of date and/or time
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with Timestamp, you can do so later
using the DPOF function or some printing application (page 86).
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping is turned on.
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 2001 to 2049.
• Be sure to select your Home City (page 109) 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 109) 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: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD
12/7/10
DD/MM/YY
10/7/12
MM/DD/YY
7/10/12
• This setting also affects the Control Panel date format as shown below (page 30).
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.
1
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas
may not support display language selection.
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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 “Ë Tracking”
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off are turned on, Auto Power Off takes priority.
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 “Ë Tracking”
– 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 89, 98).
With this setting, the computer sees the camera as an external
storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images from
the camera to a computer.
PTP
(PictBridge)
Select this setting when connecting to a printer that supports
PictBridge (page 82). 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.
• An optionally available AV cable (EMC-4A) is required for video output.
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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.
– Protected images
• Formatting a memory card will delete the following data.
– Protected images
• Make sure the camera’s battery is sufficiently charged before starting a formatting
operation. Formatting may not be performed correctly and the camera may stop
operating normally if the camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress. Doing so can cause
the camera to stop operating normally.
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults (Reset)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Reset
See page 130 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 117).
Information display off
No information displayed
Histogram
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure
(Histogram)
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 62) to configure the [4]
and [6] buttons so they control the EV shift setting (page 66),
and perform EV shift while viewing the results on the on-screen
histogram.
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Histogram
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
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.
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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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
• Do not apply strong pressure to the monitor screen surface or subject it to strong
impact. Doing so can cause the monitor screen glass to crack.
• 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 137). Perform the action indicated by the message that appears.
. Operating Environment
• Operating Temperature Requirements: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Operating Humidity: 10 to 85% (non condensation)
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture, dust, or sand
– Near an air conditioner or in other areas subjected to extreme temperature or
humidity
– Inside of a motor vehicle on a hot day, or in an area subjected to strong vibration
. Condensation
Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from
the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called
“condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera, which creates
the risk of malfunction. To prevent condensation from forming seal the camera in a
plastic bag before changing locations. Then leave the bag sealed to allow the air
inside to naturally change to the same temperature as the air in the new location.
After that, remove the camera from the bag and open the battery cover for a few
hours.
. Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the lens. Doing so can
scratch the lens surface and cause malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such as a
slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the characteristics of
lenses, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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. Caring for your camera
• Never touch the lens or flash window with your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and
other foreign matter on the lens or flash window can interfere with proper operation
of the camera. Use a blower or other means to keep the lens and flash window free
of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
. Old Rechargeable Battery Handling Precautions
• Insulate the positive and negative terminals with tape, etc.
• Do not peel the covering off of the battery.
• Do not try to take the battery apart.
. Charger Unit Handling Precautions
-
0 Never plug the power cord into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from
that marked on the power cord. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction,
and electric shock.
0 Take care to protect the power cord against damage and breaking. Never place
heavy objects onto the power cord, or expose it to intense heat. Doing so can
damage the power cord, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
0 Never try to modify the power cord, or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Never plug in or unplug the power cord while your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the risk of electric shock.
0 Do not plug the power cord into an outlet or extension cord that is shared by
other devices. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Should the power cord ever become damaged (to the point that internal wires
are exposed or cut), immediately contact your original retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center to request repair. Continued use of a damaged power
cord creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and does
not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when you are not using the charger
unit.
• Never use detergent to clean the power cord (especially the plug).
• Never cover the charger unit with a blanket, etc. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
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. Other Precautions
The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
. Copyrights
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of use of snapshots or
movies of images whose rights belong to others, without the permission of the right
holder, is forbidden by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted entirely, even if it is for your
own personal enjoyment. Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site, or any other Internet
site, or otherwise distributing them to third parties without the permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties. For
example, uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs, live
concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or recorded by you may infringe
upon the rights of others. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for use of this product in any way that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The following terms, which are used in this manual, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Note that trademark ™ and registered trademark ® are not use within the text of this
manual.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, and DirectX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, and iPhoto are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Adobe and Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States
and other countries of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• YouTube, the YouTube logo, and “Broadcast Yourself” are trademarks or
registered trademarks of YouTube, LLC.
• EXILIM, Photo Transport, and YouTube Uploader for CASIO are registered
trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective companies.
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Any and all unauthorized commercial copying, distribution, and copying of the
bundled software over a network are prohibited.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouTube,
LLC. The presence of YouTube upload functionality in this product is not an
endorsement or recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
Power Supply
Charging
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red...
• Charging cannot be performed because ambient temperature or the temperature of
the charger is too hot or too cold. Leave the camera in a location whose
temperature is within the range where charging can be performed. When the
camera returns to a temperature where charging can be performed, the [CHARGE]
lamp will light red.
• Check if the charger and battery contacts are dirty. If contacts are dirty, wipe them
clean with a dry cloth.
If problems continue to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that
the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center.
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.
• Do not tear or remove the battery outer label.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full charge, it probably
means the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a
new one.
. Storage Precautions
• Storing the battery for a long time while it is charged can cause deterioration of
battery characteristics. If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
• Always remove the battery from the camera when you are not using it. A battery left
in the camera can discharge and go dead, which will require some time to charge
when you need to use the camera.
• Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
• To prevent over discharging of an unused battery, fully charge it, and then load it in
the camera and fully use up the charge about once every six months.
Using the Camera in another Country
. Precautions during Use
• The bundled charger is designed for operation with any power supply in the range
of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz. Note, however, that the shape of the power cord
plug depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking the camera and
charger along on a trip, check with travel agent about the power supply
requirements in your destination(s).
• Do not connect the charger to a power supply through a voltage converter or
similar device. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
. Extra Batteries
• Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-80) is recommended while on a trip
in order to avoid not being able to shoot images due to the battery going dead.
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Using a Memory Card
See page 19 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 115).
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 memory cards can slow down processing speeds. In particular, you
may experience problems saving high-quality (WIDE) movies. When using certain
types of memory cards, it can take too much time to record data, which can result in
breaks in the image and/or audio. This condition is indicated by » and Y flashing
on the monitor screen. Use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at
least 10MB per second is recommended.
. Discarding or Transferring Ownership of a Memory Card or the
Camera
The format and delete functions of this camera just modify file management
information of memory card and/or camera main memory. They do not actually
modify the data itself. Note that management of your data is entirely your
responsibility. To ensure data security, the following actions are recommended
whenever you discard or transfer ownership of a memory card or the camera.
• When discarding a memory card and/or the camera, either physically destroy them
or completely wipe out all of their data using commercially available software, etc.
• When transferring ownership of a memory card and/or the camera, completely
wipe out all of their data using commercially available software, etc., and then use
the camera’s format function to format the memory card and/or camera main
memory.
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Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
(Bundled CD-ROM)
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to
check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that
the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of
the images being handled.
0 Windows
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
Operating System : Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) /
Windows 2000 (SP4)
Other
: Sufficient memory to run the operating system
Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the
YouTube site
Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the
YouTube site
Photo Transport 1.0
Operating System
: Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
Memory
: At least 64MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 2MB
Adobe Reader 9
Operating System
: Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) /
Windows 2000 (SP4)
Memory
: At least 128MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 335MB
Other
: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher installed
For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application,
see the “Read me” files on the CASIO Digital Camera Software CD-ROM that comes
bundled with the camera.
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Reset Initial Default Settings
The tables in this section show the initial default settings that are configured for menu
items (displayed when you press [MENU]) after you reset the camera (page 115).
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)
Review
On
Focus Frame
ß
Icon Help
On
CS
Off
Self-timer
Off
Face Detection
Off
Anti Shake
Off
AF Area
Û Spot
Memory
easy Mode
Off
L/R Key
Off
Grid
Off
b BEST SHOT:
Off / Flash: On /
Focus: Off / White
Balance: Off / ISO:
Off / AF Area: On /
Metering: Off / CS:
Off / Self-timer: Off /
Flash Intensity: Off /
Digital Zoom: On /
MF Position: Off /
Zoom Position: Off
Digital Zoom
On
Metering
B Multi
Lighting
Off
Color Filter
Off
Sharpness
0
Saturation
0
Contrast
0
Flash Intensity
0
“Quality” Tab
Size
14M (4320x3240)
t Quality
(Snapshots)
Normal
» Quality
(Movies)
STD
EV Shift
0.0
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
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“Set Up” Tab
Eye-Fi
On
Adjust
–
Date Style
–
Language
–
Sounds
Startup: Sound 1 /
Half Shutter:
Sound 1 /
Shutter: Sound 1 /
Operation: Sound 1 /
= Operation:
...//// /
= Play: ...////
Sleep
1 min
Auto Power
Off
2 min
REC/PLAY
Power On
Startup
Off
USB
Mass Storage
File No.
Continue
Video Out
–
World Time
Home
Format
–
Timestamp
Off
Reset
–
Time: 30 min /
Interval: 3 sec /
Effect: On
Rotation
–
Slideshow
Resize
–
Red Eye
–
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
–
. PLAY Mode
“PLAY” Tab
DPOF Printing –
Protect
–
“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 16).
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15). 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 an optionally available CASIO NP-80
rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The camera
suddenly powers
down.
1)Auto Power Off may have activated (page 112). Turn power
back on.
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15).
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 29). Use manual focus
(page 56).
4)You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting
with Anti Shake (page 61) or use a tripod.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The subject is out
of focus in the
recorded image.
The image may not be focused properly. When composing the
image, make sure the subject is located inside the focus frame.
The flash does not
fire.
1)If ? (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to
another mode (page 35).
2)If the battery is dead, charge it (page 15).
3)If a BEST SHOT scene that uses ? (Flash Off) is selected,
change to a different flash mode (page 35) or select a
different BEST SHOT scene (page 51).
A red ? (Flash
Off) icon appears
on the monitor
screen and the
flash does not fire.
The flash unit may be malfunctioning. Contact a CASIO
authorized service center or your original retailer. Note that
though the flash will not fire, you still can use the camera for
non-flash shots.
Camera powers
down during Selftimer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15).
The monitor screen 1)You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the
image is out of
image. Focus the image (page 56).
focus.
2)You may be using ´ (Macro) for scenery or portraits. Use
Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots (page 56).
3)You may be trying to use Auto Focus or ) (Infinity) when
shooting a close-up shot. Use the ´ (Macro) for close ups
(page 56).
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
35) or use lights for illumination.
3)Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity setting or with the
Lighting feature can cause an increase in digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
A recorded image
was not saved.
1)Camera power may have been turned off before the save
operation was complete, which will result in the image not
being saved. If the battery indicator shows
, charge the
battery as soon as possible (page 17).
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
35), or adjust EV shift to the + side (page 66).
Night shots come
out bad.
Use the following BEST SHOT scenes (page 51) when shooting
at night.
• Night Scene (for shooting night scenery only)
• Night Scene Portrait (for shooting people against night
scenery)
Subjects are too
dark when shooting
images in a
seashore or ski
area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause
underexposure of images. Change the flash mode setting to <
(Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 35), or adjust EV
shift to the + side (page 66).
Digital zoom
(including HD
zoom) does not
work. The zoom
bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom
factor of 3.0.
1)The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital
zoom (page 63).
2)Date stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital
zoom to be disabled. Turn off date stamping (page 110).
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 122).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Playback
The color of the
playback image is
different from what
appears on the
monitor screen
when shooting.
Sunlight or light from another source may be shining directly
into the lens when you are shooting. Position the camera so
sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
Images are not
displayed.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a
memory card using another digital camera.
Images cannot be
edited (with
resizing, trimming,
rotation).
Note that you cannot edit the following types of snapshots.
• Movies
• Snapshots recorded with another camera
Other
The wrong date
and time are
displayed, or the
wrong date and
time are being
stored along with
image data.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time
(page 110).
The messages on
the display are in
the wrong
language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display
language setting (page 111).
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 89, 98).
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.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Language selection 1)You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the
screen appears
camera or the camera may have been left with a dead
when the camera is
battery. Check the camera setup (pages 18, 111).
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 115). 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.
I configured the
date and time
settings after
purchasing the
camera, but they
become incorrect
after I remove the
battery from the
camera.
Load the camera’s battery and reconfigure the time and date
settings (page 18). Do not remove the battery from the camera
for at least 24 hours after configuring time and date settings.
After that, the settings will not be reset if you remove the
battery.
• If you leave the battery loaded for more than 24 hours after
setting the date and time, and they still become incorrect after
you remove the battery, it could mean that the camera’s
setting memory is defective. 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.
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 115).
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 82).
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 28).
Images are being
transferred.
Stop transfer and
turn off power?
You are attempting to turn off power while image data is being
transferred using the Eye-Fi card (page 102).
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.
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/or files saved by
editing operations. Delete files you no longer need (page 28).
Printing Error
An error occurred while printing.
• The printer is turned off.
• The printer generated an error, etc.
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed for some reason
during image data storage. Shoot the image again.
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RETRY POWER
ON
The lens came into contact with an obstruction while moving.
The camera will turn off automatically when this message
appears. Remove the obstruction and turn power back on
again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or a
CASIO authorized service center.
The 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 84).
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not formatted.
Format the memory card (page 115).
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.
This message will appear part way through an operation
when you attempt to use a function that is not allowed in
combination with another function.
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Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/
Voice Recording Time
Snapshot
Image Size
(Pixels)
14M
(4320x3240)
3:2
(4320x2880)
16:9
(4320x2432)
10M
(3648x2736)
6M
(2816x2112)
3M
(2048x1536)
VGA
(640x480)
Approximate
Image File Size
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 16.9MB)
Snapshot
Recording Capacity
9.31 MB
1
103
Normal
4.86 MB
3
198
Fine
8.19 MB
1
117
Normal
4.29 MB
3
225
Image Quality
Fine
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
Fine
6.78 MB
2
142
Normal
3.57 MB
4
270
Fine
6.4 MB
2
150
Normal
3.38 MB
4
285
Fine
3.48 MB
4
277
Normal
1.89 MB
8
511
Fine
2.0 MB
8
483
Normal
1.25 MB
13
773
Fine
430 KB
37
2247
Normal
290 KB
56
3332
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Movies
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 16.9MB)
Movie Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Movie
Recording Capacity
File Size of
1-minute
Movie
WIDE
848x480
12.5 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
9 seconds
10 minutes
8 seconds
93.1 MB
STD
640x480
10.6 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
10 seconds
11 minutes
43 seconds
79.0 MB
YouTube
640x480
10.6 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
10 seconds
11 minutes
43 seconds
79.0 MB
Image
Quality
(Pixels)
Voice Recording
File Format
Maximum File
Size
WAV
IMA-ADPCM
4 GB
File Size
Built-in Memory
(Approx. 16.9MB)
Voice Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Voice
Recording Capacity
5.5 KB/second
50 minutes
8 seconds
49 hours
31 minutes
* Snapshot, movie recording capacity, and voice recording capacity values are
*
*
*
*
approximate and intended for reference only. Actual capacity depends on image
contents.
File size and data rate values are approximate and intended for reference only. Actual
values depend on the type of image being shot.
The above values are based on use of a PRO HIGH SPEED SD memory card
(Panasonic Corporation). The number of images you can save depends on the type of
memory card you are using.
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 29 minutes long. Movie recording stops automatically after
29 minutes of recording.
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Specifications
File Format
Snapshots:
JPEG (Exif Version 2.3); DCF 2.0 standard; DPOF compliant
Movies:
Motion JPEG AVI, IMA-ADPCM audio (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV (monaural)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory (Image Storage Area: 16.9MB)
SD/SDHC
Recorded Image Sizes Snapshot:
14M (4320x3240), 3:2 (4320x2880), 16:9 (4320x2432),
10M (3648x2736), 6M (2816x2112), 3M (2048x1536),
VGA (640x480)
Movies:
WIDE (848x480), STD (640x480), YouTube (640x480)
Image Deletion
1 file; all files (with memory protection feature)
Effective Pixels
14.10 Megapixels
Imaging Element
Size: 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 14.48 Megapixels
Lens/Focal Distance
F3.1 (W) to 5.6 (T) f= 6.3 to 18.9 mm
(equivalent to 35.3 to 105.9 mm in 35 mm format)
Six lenses in five groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (12X in combination with
optical zoom)
20.3X 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
Approximate Focus
(Snapshot)
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus: 10 cm to 9 (3.9" 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.
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Aperture Value
F3.1 (W) to F7.8 (W) (When used with ND filter)
* Using optical zoom changes the aperture value.
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent,
Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (Standard
Output Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
Snapshots:
Auto, ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
Approximate Trigger Times:
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range
(ISO Sensitivity:
Auto)
Wide Angle: 0.1 m to 2.9 m (0.3' to 9.5')
Telephoto: 0.4 m to 1.6 m (1.3' to 5.2')
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charging Time
Approximately 5 seconds maximum
Recording
Snapshots; Macro; Self-timer; Continuous Shutter (Normal
Speed CS); BEST SHOT; Face Detection; easy Mode; Movies
(normal movie and For YouTube) (with monaural audio); Audio
(Voice Recording)
Approximate
Maximum Audio
Recording Times
After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Voice Recording:
50 minutes 8 seconds (when using built-in memory)
Monitor Screen
2.5-inch TFT color LCD
230,400 (960x240) dots
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping Function Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time
162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output
Terminals
USB/AV port, Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) 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
220 shots
4 hours 30 minutes
Approximate continuous movie recording time
1 hour 40 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
4 hours 20 minutes
• Battery: NP-80 (Rated Capacity: 700 mAh)
• Recording Medium:
1GB SD memory card (PRO HIGH SPEED (Panasonic Corporation))
• Measurement Conditions
*1 Approximate number of shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)
In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards
Normal temperature (23°C (73°F)), monitor on, zoom operation between full wide and
full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are shot with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are shot.
*2 Approximate playback time
Standard temperature (23°C (73°F)), one-image scroll approximately every 10 seconds
*3 Approximate continuous recording time
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a full charge. Repeated
charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, and Auto Focus usage, and the time the camera is on
greatly affects recording time and number of shots values.
Power Consumption
3.7 V DC, Approximately 3.0 W
Dimensions
98.8 (W) x 57.3 (H) x 20.4 (D) mm
(3.9" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 0.80" (D))
(18.5 mm (0.73") thick excluding projections)
Weight
134g (4.7 oz) (including battery and memory card)
113g (4.0 oz) (excluding battery and memory card)
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. Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
700 mAh
Operating Temperature
Requirements
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
31.4 (W) x 39.5 (H) x 5.9 (D) mm
(1.24" (W) x 1.56" (H) x 0.23" (D))
Weight
Approximately 19 g (0.67 oz)
. Charger unit (BC-81L)
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC, 45 mA, 50/60 Hz
Output Power
4.2 V DC, 300 mA
Operating Temperature
Requirements
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Supported Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80)
Charging Time
210 minutes
Dimensions
52 (W) x 20 (H) x 79 (D) mm
(2.0" (W) x 0.79" (H) x 3.1" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 50 g (1.8 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with
relevant national and/or international standards.
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Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
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MA1009-B
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