Casio EX-Z4 Camcorder User Manual

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Digital Camera
EX-Z4
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO
Product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the
precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for
future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about
this product, visit the official Exilim Website
at http://www.exilim.com/.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
PHOTO
CHARGE
USB
Camera
Rechargeable lithium
ion battery (NP-20)
USB Cradle
(CA-21A)
Strap
CD-ROM
USB Cable
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
Basic Reference
Special AC Adaptor
(AD-C51G)
2
AC power cord *
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 19
2
General Guide ............................................................ 20
INTRODUCTION
Camera
USB Cradle
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 22
Features ....................................................................... 9
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Precautions ................................................................. 11
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
Lens
Other
15
20
21
11
13
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14
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24
25
Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 25
Attaching the Strap .................................................... 26
Power Requirements ................................................. 26
To load the battery
To remove the battery
To charge the battery
Power Supply Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery! ............................................ 15
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 16
26
28
28
33
36
37
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 38
To record an image .................................................... 17
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 40
To view a recorded image .......................................... 17
To configure display language and clock settings
To delete an image ..................................................... 18
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INTRODUCTION
44
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 65
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 66
Recording an Image ................................................... 44
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
Recording Precautions
About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Adjusting White Balance Manually
67
44
45
47
48
48
Using the BESTSHOT Mode ..................................... 68
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 49
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background
Image (Pre-shot) ........................................................ 74
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
Using Zoom ................................................................ 50
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
50
51
Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 76
Recording Audio ......................................................... 78
Using the Flash .......................................................... 52
Flash Unit Status
Flash Precautions
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
54
54
REC Mode Camera Settings ..................................... 82
Specifying Image Size and Quality ............................ 57
59
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
57
58
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 59
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Pan Focus Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
78
79
Using the Histogram .................................................. 81
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 55
To specify the image size
To specify image quality
70
Combining Shots of Two People into
a Single Image (Coupling Shot) ................................. 72
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61
62
63
64
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87
INTRODUCTION
88
PLAYBACK
107
Basic Playback Operation .......................................... 88
Playing an Audio Snapshot
DELETING FILES
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 107
89
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 108
Flipping the Display .................................................... 90
Zooming the Display Image ....................................... 91
109
FILE MANAGEMENT
Resizing an Image ..................................................... 92
Folders ..................................................................... 109
Cropping an Image ..................................................... 93
Memory Folders and Files
Playing a Movie .......................................................... 94
Displaying the 9-image View ..................................... 95
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
96
Displaying the Calendar Screen ................................ 96
110
111
DPOF ......................................................................... 111
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
Playing a Slide Show ................................................. 97
To specify the slideshow images
To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
Using the Photo Stand Feature
109
Protecting Files ......................................................... 110
112
113
99
100
100
101
PRINT Image Matching II ........................................... 114
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 102
Using USB DIRECT-PRINT ...................................... 115
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 103
Using the FAVORITE Folder ..................................... 117
Exif Print .................................................................... 114
To
To
To
To
Adding Audio to a Snapshot .................................... 104
To re-record audio
105
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ....................... 106
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copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
display a file in the FAVORITE folder
delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
delete all files from the FAVORITE folder
117
118
119
120
INTRODUCTION
121
OTHER SETTINGS
134
Configuring Sound Settings ..................................... 121
To configure sound settings
To set the volume level
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 135
121
122
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 122
Configuring Power Down Image Settings ................ 123
135
136
136
137
Copying Files ........................................................... 138
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 125
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
138
To copy a file from a memory card to built-in memory 139
Using the Alarm ........................................................ 126
To set an alarm
Stopping the Alarm
USING A MEMORY CARD
126
127
140
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
Setting the Clock ...................................................... 127
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 140
127
128
129
USB Connection Precautions
Using World Time ..................................................... 129
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
To configure summer time (DST) settings
145
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 145
USB Connection Precautions
149
129
130
131
Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer .................................................................. 149
Changing the Display Language ............................. 132
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images to a
Computer .................................................................. 150
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 132
Memory Data ............................................................ 151
DCF Protocol
Memory Directory Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
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153
153
INTRODUCTION
154
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
168
Using the Album Feature ......................................... 154
Creating an album
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
Menu Reference ....................................................... 168
154
155
156
158
161
Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 170
REC mode
PLAY mode
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Display Messages
161
162
Main Specifications
163
163
164
164
165
165
165
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on
a Macintosh .............................................................. 166
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
176
Specifications ........................................................... 177
Installing Software from the CD-ROM
in Windows ............................................................... 163
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
171
172
172
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 173
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ............... 161
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
APPENDIX
166
167
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INTRODUCTION
• The USB driver (mass storage) uses Phoenix
Technologies Ltd. software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties
which may arise through the use of the EX-Z4.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for any damages or losses suffered by you or
any third party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss caused by
deletion of data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or
battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important
data on other media to protect against its loss.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, and
audio files violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
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INTRODUCTION
• Easy Image Transfer
Transfer images to a computer simply by placing the
camera onto the USB cradle.
Features
• 4.0 million Effective Pixels
A high-resolution megapixel CCD provides 4.0 million
effective pixels (4.23 million total pixels) for images that
print beautifully.
• Photo Stand feature
A slideshow of images in file memory can be played while
the camera is on its USB cradle.
• 2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• BESTSHOT
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures
every time.
• 12X seamless zoom
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• 10MB Flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a
previously recorded background image. This means you
can create images that include you and your friend, even
if you are the only two people around. You can use
Coupling Shot and Pre-shot by selecting the applicable
sample images in the BESTSHOT mode.
• Multi Auto Focus
When “Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at seven
different points and automatically selects the best one.
This makes it possible to avoid erroneous focusing on the
background, and ensure proper focus for a wide range of
image types.
• Pan Focus
This feature lets you lock the focus point and ensures that
you do not miss that special moment when it happens.
• Image Roulette Feature
Images cycle like a slot machine on the display until one
of them remains.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion
• Triple Self-timer mode
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Easy Charging
Just place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge its
battery.
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• Movie + Audio Mode
• Real-time histogram
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than
ever before.
• Voice Recording
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• After Recording
Adds audio to images after they are recorded.
• World Time
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Selectable Sound Settings
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter release button halfway or all the way, or perform a key operation.
• Alarm
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can also have a specific image appear, or a movie or
audio file to play when the alarm time is reached.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the
digital camera and printers.
• Album Function
HTML files are generated automatically to create an
album of recorded images. Album contents can be viewed
and printed using a standard Web browser. Images can
also be incorporated into Web pages quickly and easily.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by
professional print services.
• Calendar screen
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded
for that date, which helps to make searching for a
particular image quicker and easier.
• PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
Images include PRINT Image Matching II data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• Snapshot + Audio Mode
Adds audio to a snapshot.
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• USB DIRECT-PRINT support
Your camera supports USB DIRECT-PRINT, which was
developed by Seiko Epson Corporation. When connected
directly to a printer that supports USB DIRECT-PRINT,
you can select images to print and start the print
operation directly from the camera.
Precautions
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-Z4.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the
camera” refer to the CASIO EX-Z4 Digital Camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so
creates the danger of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electric shock when exposed. Always leave
maintenance and repair work up to a CASIO authorized
service center.
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
• Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out
of the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally,
contact your physician immediately.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating
a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s
vision and create the danger of accident.
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• Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage
if it is fired too close to the eyes. This is especially true
with young children. When using the flash, the camera
should be at least one meter (3.3´) from the eyes of the
subject.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the danger of fire
and electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the
rain or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom,
etc.
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn it off. Next, taking
care you do not burn your fingers, remove the camera’s
battery and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
After making sure there is no more smoke coming from
the camera, take it to your nearest CASIO authorized
service center for repair. Never attempt your own
maintenance.
• Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device
besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor
besides the one that comes with this camera.
• Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor power cord
from the power outlet and clean the area around the
prongs of the plug. Dust build up around the prongs can
create the danger of fire.
• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
• Never use the camera inside of an aircraft or in any other
areas where its use is prohibited. Doing so can result in
an accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the data stored in its memory to be deleted. Be
sure to always keep backup copies of data by transferring
them to personal computer memory.
• Never open the battery compartment cover, disconnect
the AC adaptor from the camera, or unplug the AC
adaptor from the wall socket while recording images.
Doing so will not only make storage of the current image
impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in file memory.
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Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
— Removing the battery or memory card, or setting the
camera onto the USB cradle while the camera is
performing a record or memory access operation
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
placing the camera onto the USB cradle while the
operation lamp is still flashing after you turn off the
camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera
from the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor
from the USB cradle while a data communication
operation is being performed
— Low battery power
— Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 176). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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Condensation
Lens
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or
otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature,
there is the possibility that condensation can form on the
exterior or on interior components. Condensation can
cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid
exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera
into a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is
much warmer or colder than your current location. Leave
it in the plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a
chance to reach the same temperature as the new
location. If condensation does form, remove the battery
from the camera and leave the battery compartment
cover open for a few hours.
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can
interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the
lens with your fingers. You can remove dust particles
from the lens surface by using a lens blower to blow them
off. Next, wipe the surface of the lens with a soft lens
cloth.
Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery!
1. Load the battery (page 26).
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the
battery (page 28).
1
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge.
1
Stopper
2
2
PLAY
REC
MEN
3
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
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CHAR
GE
USB
U
QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
• Be sure to configure the following settings
before using the camera to record images.
(See page 40 for details.)
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Press [] to select the language you want.
1
3. Press [SET] to register the language setting.
4. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the geographical
PLAY
REC
MENU
SET
DISP
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
area you want, and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the city you want, and then
press [SET].
6. Use [] and [] to select the summer time (DST)
setting you want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [] and [] to select the date format setting you
want, and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To record an image
To view a recorded image
(See page 44 for details.)
Green
operation lamp
2 1
4
(See page 88 for details.)
2 1
99
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
PLAY
03/12
03
12/24
24
12:58
12
58
PLAY
REC
REC
MENU
MENU
SET
3
SET
Focus frame
DISP
DISP
3
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
1. Press the power button to turn on the
camera.
2. Align the mode selector with “REC”.
3. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and
then press the shutter release button half way.
• When proper focus is achieved, the focus frame turns green
and the green operation lamp lights.
4. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
release button.
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2. Align the mode selector with “PLAY”.
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through the
images.
QUICK START GUIDE
To delete an image
(See page 107 for details.)
2 1
PLAY
REC
MENU
SET
DISP
3, 4, 5, 6
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Align the mode selector with “PLAY”.
3. Press [] (
).
4. Use [] and [] to display the image you want to delete.
5. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything, select
“Cancel”.
6. Press [SET] to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
GETTING READY
■ Button Operations
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
About This Manual
■ On-screen Text
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
■ Terminology
■ File Memory
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
“this camera” or “the
camera”
The CASIO EX-Z4 Digital
Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 45)
“battery”
The NP-20 Rechargeable
Lithium Ion Battery
“optional charger unit”
The optionally available
CASIO BC-10L Charger Unit
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
• The camera’s built-in Flash memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 134.
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GETTING READY
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
■ Front
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34
■ Back
7 8
90
A
1 Shutter release button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 Self-timer lamp
5 Microphone
6 Lens
B
PLAY
REC
MENU
SET
G
5
6
20
DISP
F
E D
C
7 Viewfinder
8 Operation lamp
9 Mode selector
0 [MENU] button
A Zoom button
B Strap ring
C [SET] button
D [][][][]
E [DISP] button
F Monitor Screen
G Speaker
GETTING READY
■ Bottom
USB Cradle
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
• Battery charging (page 28)
• Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 140)
• Viewing of images using the Photo Stand slideshow
feature (page 101).
H
I
J
■ Front
H Battery compartment cover
I Connector
J Tripod screw hole
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3
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
PHOT
O
K
CHAR
GE
USB
1 Camera connector
2 [USB] lamp
3 [USB] button
4 [CHARGE] lamp
5 [PHOTO] button
5 4
■ Back
6 [DC IN 5.3V]
K Stopper
L Battery compartment
M Memory card slot
(AC adaptor connector)
L
7 [USB]
6
7
M
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(USB port)
GETTING READY
Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
REC mode
1 2 34 5
1 Flash Mode indicator
6
None
Auto
4 Self-timer
None
Flash Off
C
10s
7
Flash On
8
Red-eye reduction
9
0
• If the camera detects that
flash is required while auto
flash is selected, the flash on
indicator will appear when the
shutter release button is
pressed half way.
2 Focus Mode indicator
None
B
A
2s
x3
Self-timer 2 sec
Triple self-timer
5 REC modes
0 Date and time
A EV value
Movie
Macro
6 Memory capacity
(Remaining number of storable
images)
3 White balance indicator 7 Image size
None
2304 ҂ 1728 pixels
2304 ҂ 1536 (3:2)pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Recording: recording
time (seconds)
Auto
Sunlight
Shade
Light Bulb
Fluorescent
Manual
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Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected
for data storage.
BESTSHOT
Voice Recording
Manual Focus
9
Snapshot
Snapshot Audio
Infinity
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Self-timer 10 sec
Auto Focus
Pan Focus
8 Quality
1-Image
B Battery capacity
C Focus frame
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
GETTING READY
D
D Digital zoom indicator
E Shutter speed value
E
F
G
• An out of range aperture or shutter speed
causes the corresponding monitor screen
value to turn amber.
F Aperture value
G ISO sensitivity
H
H Zoom indicator
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
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GETTING READY
PLAY mode
12
3
4
1 PLAY mode file type
5
Snapshot Audio
Voice Recording
2 Image protection indicator
3 Folder number/File number
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FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Movie
6
7
5 Quality
Snapshot
4 Image size
2304
2304
1600
1280
640
҂ 1728
҂ 1536
҂ 1200
҂ 960
҂ 480
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
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6
Built-in memory selected for data
storage.
Memory card selected for data storage.
7 Date and time
8 Battery capacity
IMPORTANT!
• Some information may not
display properly if you display an
image that was recorded using a
different digital camera model.
GETTING READY
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Indicator Lamps
You can find out the operational status of the camera and
the USB cradle at a glance by checking the color of the
indicator lamps, and whether a lamp is lit or flashing. For
details, see “Indicator Lamp Reference” on page 170.
Each press of the [DISP] button changes the contents of
the monitor screen as shown below.
Indicators
on
(page 22)
Histogram
on
(page 81)
Indicators
off
Monitor
screen off
Self-timer lamp
Green operation lamp
PLAY
REC
MENU
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen in the
following cases:
In the PLAY mode, in the BESTSHOT mode, when
not recording in the Movie mode.
• You cannot use the [DISP] button to change the
contents of the monitor screen while a movie is being
recorded, or while standing by for or performing
audio recording.
• In the Voice Recording mode, you can only turn
indicators on and off.
SET
DISP
Red operation lamp
[USB] lamp
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
[CHARGE] lamp
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GETTING READY
Attaching the Strap
Power Requirements
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-20).
To load the battery
PLAY
REC
1. While pressing the battery compartment
MENU
cover on the bottom of the camera, slide the
cover in the direction indicated by the arrow,
and then swing it open.
SET
DISP
PLAY
REC
MENU
SET
DISP
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
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GETTING READY
2. While pulling the stopper in the direction
3. Swing the battery compartment cover closed,
indicated by the arrow in the illustration, align
the arrow mark on the battery with the arrow
mark on the camera and slide the battery into
the camera.
and then slide it in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
Stopper
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type
of battery is not supported.
Arrow marks
The battery is not charged when you purchase the
camera. You need to charge the battery before using
the camera for the first time (page 28).
NP-20
• Push the bottom of the battery, and make sure that
the stopper securely locks the battery in place.
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GETTING READY
To remove the battery
To charge the battery
1. Open the battery compartment cover.
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
2. Pull the stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
USB Cradle
• This will cause the battery to come part way out of
the slot.
[DC IN 5.3V]
AC Adaptor
Stopper
AC power cord
3. Release the stopper and pull the battery from
the camera.
• Take care so you do not drop the battery.
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GETTING READY
2. Turn off the camera.
NOTE
• The bundled AC adaptor is designed for operation
with any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V
AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to country or geographic
area. If you plan to use the AC adaptor in a
geographic area where the power receptacle shape
is different from that in your area, replace the AC
power cord with one of the other ones that comes
with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the
power outlets in that area.
3. Set the camera onto
the USB cradle.
PLAY
REC
• Do not place the
camera onto the USB
cradle while it is turned
on.
• The [CHARGE] lamp
on the USB cradle
should turn red,
indicating that charging
has started. When
charging is complete,
the [CHARGE] lamp
will turn green.
MEN
U
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
[CHARGE] lamp
4. After charging is complete, remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
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GETTING READY
IMPORTANT!
• If the [CHARGE] lamp starts flashing red, it means
that an error occurs while charging. An error can be
caused by any of the following: a problem with the
USB cradle, a problem with the camera, or a problem
with the battery or how it is loaded. Remove the
camera from the USB cradle and see if it works
normally.
• You can use the USB cradle to charge the camera’s
battery, to exchange data with a computer over a
USB connection, or when using the Photo Stand
feature only.
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge.
Actual charging time depends on current battery
capacity and charging conditions.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-21A) that comes with
the camera, the optionally available USB cradle (CA21), or the optionally available charger unit (BC-10L)
to charge the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.
• Use only the bundled AC adaptor. Never use any
other type of AC adaptor. Do not use optionally
available AD-C40, AD-C620 and AD-C630 AC
adaptors with this camera.
• Make sure that the camera connector of the USB
cradle is securely inserted into the camera’s
connector as far as it will go.
• The [CHARGE] lamp may remain amber colored and
the charge operation may not start right away if you
try to charge immediately after using the camera
(which causes battery to become warm) or when it is
too hot or too cold where you are performing the
charge operation. If this happens, simply wait until
the battery reaches normal temperature. The
[CHARGE] lamp will turn red and charging will start
when the battery temperature returns to the
allowable charging temperature range.
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GETTING READY
■ If the camera works normally
■ Battery Life Guidelines
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time under the conditions defined below the
table, until power automatically turns off due to battery
failure. They do not guarantee that the battery will provide
the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures and
continued use reduce battery life.
1. Continue using the camera until the current
charge is used up, and then charge the
battery.
■ If the camera does not work normally
Operation
This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is
loaded.
1. Remove the battery from the camera and
check the battery contacts for dirt. If the
contacts are dirty, wipe them clean with a dry
cloth.
2. Check to make sure that the AC adaptor’s
Approximate Battery Life
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*1 (Recording Time)
540 shots (90 minutes)
Number of Shots, Normal
Recording*2 (Recording Time)
140 shots (70 minutes)
Continuous Playback*3
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
150 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*4
130 minutes
Supported Battery: NP-20 (Rated Capacitance: 680mAh)
power cord is connected securely to the
power outlet and USB cradle.
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
• If the same symptoms occur again when you place
the camera on the USB cradle after taking the above
steps, contact a CASIO authorized service center.
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GETTING READY
*2 Normal Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
■ Tip to Make the Battery Last Longer
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
■ Low Battery Indicator
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 52 for more
information.
• You can also conserve battery power by using the [DISP]
button to turn off the monitor screen.
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is
. Charge the battery immediately
whenever either of these indicators appears.
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous
recording.
• The above values are based on a new battery starting
from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery
life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
Battery Level
Indicator
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High
Low
GETTING READY
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using the battery creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger except the
optional charger unit specified for the battery.
— Never try to use the battery to power any other
device other than this camera.
— Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
— Never place the battery in a microwave oven, throw
it into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when you
load it into the camera or attach it to the optional
charger unit.
— Never carry or store the battery together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.)
— Never try to take the battery apart, modify it in any
way, or expose it to strong impact.
— Do not immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water.
— 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.
Power Supply Precautions
Note the following precautions when handling or using the
battery and the optional charger unit.
■ Battery Handling Precautions
● SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Be sure to read the following Safety Precautions before
trying to use the battery for the first time. Keep these safety
precautions and all operating instructions on hand for
future reference.
NOTES
• The term “battery” in this manual refers to the CASIO
NP-20 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-21A) that comes with
the camera, the optionally available USB cradle (CA21), or the optionally available charger unit (BC-10L)
to charge the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.
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GETTING READY
● PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
• 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
optional charger unit and keep it away from open flame.
• If the battery does not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of 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 page 28 of this User’s Guide and the
instructions that come with the optional charger unit
before using or charging the battery.
• If the 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 the 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.
• The battery is designed for use with this CASIO digital
camera only.
• Use only the USB cradle that comes with the camera or
the specified optional charger unit to charge the
battery. Never use any other type of charger unit for
charging.
• A new battery is not charged. Be sure to charge the
battery before using it for the first time.
• Use of a battery in cold environments shortens the
operating time you can expect on a full charge. Charge
the battery in a location where the temperature is in the
range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Charging
outside this temperature range can cause charging to
take longer than normal or even cause charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Replace the battery with a new one.
• Never wipe the battery with thinner, benzene, alcohol,
or other volatile agents or chemically treated rags.
Doing so can cause deformation of the battery and lead
to malfunction.
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GETTING READY
■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
● BATTERY STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
• Make sure you remove the battery when you do not
plan to use the camera for a long time. A battery left in
the camera discharges very small amounts of power
even when power is turned off, which can lead to a
dead battery or the need for longer charging before the
next use.
• Store the battery in a cool, dry place (20°C (68 °F) or
lower).
● USING THE BATTERY
• See page 28 of this manual or the instructions that
come with the optional charger unit for information
about charging procedures and charging times.
• When transporting a battery, keep it either loaded in
the camera or stored in its case.
Caution!
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• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage
is outside the rating marked on the AC
adaptor. Doing so can create the danger of
fire or electric shock. Use only the bundled
AC adaptor specified for this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor cord to become
cut or damaged, do not place heavy objects
on it, and keep it away from heat. A damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor cord, or
subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
• Do not overload extension cords or wall
outlets. Doing so creates the danger of fire
and electric shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a
replacement from a CASIO authorized service
center. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates
the danger of fire or electric shock.
GETTING READY
Caution!
• Use the AC adaptor where it will not be
splashed with water. Water creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
• Do not place a vase or any other container
filled with liquid on top of the AC adaptor.
Water creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
Turning the Camera On and Off
Press the power button to turn the camera on and off.
Pressing the power button to turn on the camera causes
the green operation lamp to light temporarily. Press the
power button again to turn off the camera.
• Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor.
• Charging, USB data communication, and using the Photo
Stand feature can cause the AC adaptor to become
warm. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC
adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
ON/OFF
Power button
Green operation lamp
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button to turn it back on
again.
• Turning on camera power while the REC mode is
selected by the mode selector causes the lens to
extend from the camera. Make sure there is nothing
in front of the camera that can be hit by the lens
when you turn on the camera.
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GETTING READY
● See page 38 for information about how to use
menus.
Configuring Power Saving Settings
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor screen
if no operation is performed for a specified
amount of time in the REC mode.
Performing any button operation causes
the monitor screen to turn back on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform any
operation for a specified amount of time.
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Sleep
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
1. Turn on the camera, and then align the mode
selector with “REC” or “PLAY”.
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
setting you want to configure, and then press
[SET].
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device through the USB cradle
— While a slideshow is in progress
— While playing back a voice recording file
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GETTING READY
2. Press [MENU].
Using the On-screen Menus
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
1. Turn on the camera,
and then align the
mode selector with
“REC” to enter the
REC mode.
Tab
MENU
[MENU]
SET
[SET]
Mode selector
DISP
PLAY
[][ ][][ ]
REC
MENU
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
you would align the
mode selector with
“PLAY”.
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Settings
Selection cursor (indicates the
currently selected item)
GETTING READY
● Menu Screen Operations
3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [] and [].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [].
Move between the settings
Press [] and [].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [] and [].
Register an option
selection and exit the menu
screen
Press [SET].
Register an option
selection and return to the
menu screen
Press [].
Exit the menu screen
Press the [MENU] button.
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
• Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“REC Mode”
item.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
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GETTING READY
6. Perform one of the following operations to
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
apply the setting you configured.
To do this:
Perform this key operation:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Press [].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
•
•
•
•
Display language
Home city
Date Style
Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 168 for more information
about menus.
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GETTING READY
IMPORTANT!
To configure display language and clock
settings
• The camera’s clock settings are cleared whenever
power is totally cut off. This can happen if the battery
goes dead while the camera is not being supplied
power by the USB cradle. The clock setting screen
will appear automatically the next time you turn on
power after the settings are cleared. Set the date
and time before using the camera.
• The current date and time settings will be cleared if
the battery remains dead without being charged for
about two days.
• Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings
before using the camera.
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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3. Use [], [], [], and
6. Use [] and [] to
[] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
change the date format
setting, and then press
[SET].
Example: December 24, 2003
4. Use [] and [] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Select this setting:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
Keep time using standard time
Off
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To display the date like this:
Select this format:
03/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/03
DD/MM/YY
12/24/03
MM/DD/YY
GETTING READY
7. Set the current date
and the time.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] and [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] and [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure your fingers or the strap does not block
the flash, microphone or lens.
Recording an Image
Flash
Microphone
Aiming the Camera
Lens
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
• Horizontal
• Vertical
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
NOTE
• Your image will be blurred if you move the camera
when pressing the shutter release button. Press the
shutter release button carefully, taking care that
there is no camera movement. This is especially
important when available lighting is low, which slows
down the shutter speed.
When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
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3. Compose the image
Recording an Image
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
• When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 134).
1. Press the power
• The focusing range of
the camera in the Auto
Focus mode is
approximately 40cm
(1.3 feet) to infinity (∞)
(page 59).
Power button
button to turn on the
camera.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
2. Align the mode
IN
03/12
03
12/24
24
12 : 58
Focus frame
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 49).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose
images, you can use the [DISP] button to turn off the
monitor screen and conserve battery power.
ON/OFF
Mode selector
selector with “REC”.
• This enters the REC
mode for image
recording.
99
1600 1200
NORMAL
PLAY
REC
MENU
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
4. Press the shutter release
button half way to focus the
image.
• When you press the shutter
release button half way, the
camera’s Auto Focus feature
automatically focuses the image,
and displays the shutter speed
and aperture values.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus frame
and the green operation
lamp.
Shutter release
button
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is in focus.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
Flash
• Make sure you are not
blocking the lens or the
flash with your fingers
while recording an
image.
Green operation lamp
Lens
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5. After making sure that the
Recording Precautions
image is focused properly,
press the shutter release
button the rest of the way
down to record.
• The number of images that can
be stored in memory depends on
the resolution setting you are
using (pages 57,178).
• Never open the battery compartment cover or place the
camera onto the USB cradle while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so not only causes the current
image to be lost, it can also corrupt images already stored
in file memory and even lead to malfunction of the
camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• When “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting
(page 83), the camera automatically adjusts its sensitivity
in accordance with the brightness of the subject. This can
cause some static noise to appear in images of relatively
dark subjects.
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 83), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a slower shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off (page 52).
• If unwanted light is shining on the lens, shade the lens
with your hand when recording the image.
Shutter release
button
• Press the shutter release button gently to avoid
camera movement.
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About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
• Auto Focus tends not to work well if the camera is moved
during recording, or when recording the types of subjects
listed below.
— Solid color walls or objects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit objects
— Polished metal or other brightly reflective objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple images that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that an image is in focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 64) or manual
focus (page 63).
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The
image saved in file memory has much better resolution
and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the
response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some static noise in the monitor screen
image.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
IMPORTANT!
Using the Optical Viewfinder
• The frame that is visible inside of the viewfinder
indicates the image recorded at a distance of about
one meter (3.3´). When the subject is closer than one
meter, the recorded image will be different from what
you see inside the viewfinder frame.
• Since the monitor screen shows exactly what will be
recorded, always use it for composing your images in
the Macro and Manual Focus modes.
You can conserve battery power by turning off the
camera’s monitor screen (page 25) and using the optical
viewfinder to compose images.
Short distance
to subject
Viewfinder frame
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Using Zoom
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom.
Optical Zoom
Zoom out
Zoom in
The range of the optical zoom factor is shown below.
Optical Zoom Factor Range: 1X to 3X
2. Compose the image and then press the
shutter release button.
1. In the REC mode, press
the zoom button to
change the zoom factor.
NOTES
REC
• The optical zoom factor also affects the lens
aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against
hand movement when using the telephoto setting
(zoom in).
MENU
Zoom button
To do this:
Press this side of the zoom button:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
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5. Hold down the
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom indicator
(Telephoto) zoom
button to increase the
optical zoom factor.
Digital zoom is activated after you reach the maximum
optical zoom factor (3X). It enlarges the part of the image
at the center of the image screen. The range of the digital
zoom factor is shown below.
• When the digital zoom
factor reaches its
maximum value (3X), it
stops momentarily. Keep
(Telephoto)
the
zoom button depressed
and zoom will switch
over to digital zoom
automatically.
Digital Zoom Factor Range: 3X to 12X
(in combination with optical
zoom)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
Zoom indicator
• Switching to digital zoom causes the zoom indicator
to appear on the monitor screen. The zoom indicator
shows the current approximate zoom factor.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
then press [왘].
4. Select “On”, and then press [SET].
Optical Zoom
Digital
Zoom
• Selecting “Off” disables digital zoom.
1x
3x
Current zoom factor
12x
6. Compose the image and then press the
shutter release button.
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Flash
• Digital zoom is disabled whenever the monitor
screen is turned off (page 25).
• Using digital zoom can cause degradation of the
recorded image.
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Press [왔] (
) to select
the flash mode.
MENU
• Each press of [왔] (
)
cycles through the flash
mode settings shown below
on the monitor screen.
SET
DISP
[ 왔] (
Flash mode indicator
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To do this:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Select this setting:
Using the flash to record 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 performs two preflash operations, one designed to cause the irises in the
eyes of any people in the image to close, and one for the
Auto Focus operation. This is followed by another flash
operation for actual recording of the image.
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
In this case, the flash fires automatically
when required
IMPORTANT!
Note the following important points when using redeye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people
in the image are looking directly at the camera during
the pre-flash. Before pressing the shutter release
button, call out to the subjects so they all look at the
camera while the pre-flash operation is performed.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the
subjects are located far away from the camera.
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are
pre-flashes, which the camera uses to obtain
information that it uses for exposure settings. The
final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep
the camera still until the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter release button while the red operation
lamp is flashing.
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Flash Unit Status
Flash Precautions
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter release button half way and checking the
monitor screen and red operation lamp.
Take care that your fingers do
not block the flash when you
hold the camera. Covering the
flash with your finger can
greatly reduce its
effectiveness.
The
indicator is also
shown on the monitor
screen when the flash unit
is ready to fire.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
a flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode. This is
indicated by
(Flash Off) on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when battery
power is low. Low battery power is indicated by
(Flash
Off) on the monitor screen, and when the flash fails to fire
properly resulting in poor image exposure. When these
symptoms occur, charge the camera’s battery as soon as
possible.
• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is selected, flash
intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with the
exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is
brightly lit.
Red operation lamp*
* Red operation lamp
When the red operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
Flash
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• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10second delay of the shutter release after you press the
shutter release button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you
perform three consecutive self-timer operations to record
three images.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Self-timer”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the self-timer time
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
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To do this:
5. Record the image.
Select this setting:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
X3
Disable the self-timer
Off
Self-timer lamp
• When you press the
shutter release button,
the self-timer lamp
flashes and the shutter
releases after the selftimer reaches the end
of its countdown.
• With the Triple Self-timer, the camera records a
series of three images in the sequence described
below.
• You can interrupt an
ongoing self-timer
countdown by pressing
the shutter release
button while the selftimer lamp is flashing.
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown and
then records the first image.
2. The camera prepares to record the next image.
The amount of time required for preparation
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and
“Quality” settings, the type of memory (built-in or
card) you are using for image storage, and
whether or not the flash is charging.
NOTE
• The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting
with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid
blurring of images due to hand movement.
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
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NOTES
Specifying Image Size and Quality
• If you plan to make large prints of your images or
otherwise use them in applications where highresolution is your top priority, select the “2304 x
1728” image size.
• If you plan to send images as e-mail attachments or
otherwise use them in applications where data
economy is your top priority, select the “640 x 480”
image size.
• Selecting the “2304 x 1536 (3:2)” image size records
images with a 3:2 (vertical : horizontal) aspect ratio,
which is optimal for printing on paper with an aspect
ratio of 3:2.
You can specify the image size and image quality to suit
the type of image you are recording.
To specify the image size
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Size”, and then
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
2304 x 1728
: 2304 x 1728
pixels
2304 x 1536 (3:2) : 2304 x 1536 (3:2) pixels
1600 x 1200
: 1600 x 1200
pixels
1280 x 960
: 1280 x 960
pixels
640 x 480
: 640 x 480
pixels
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NOTE
To specify image quality
• Use the “Fine” setting when image quality is your top
priority and file size is secondary. Conversely, use
the “Economy” setting when file size is your top
priority and image quality is secondary.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Quality”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [왘].
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image
capacity noted on the monitor screen may not be
exactly accurate (pages 22 and 178).
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Very high quality, but large file size
Fine
Normal quality
Normal
Small file size, but low quality
Economy
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
This section describes other powerful features and
functions that are available for recording.
Using Auto Focus
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the Auto Focus range.
Selecting the Focus Mode
You can select one of five different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, and Manual.
1. In the REC mode, press [왖]
(
).
[왖 ] (
Range: Approximately 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until there is no
focus mode indicator on the display.
)
MENU
2. Compose the image
• Each press of [왖] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings in the
sequence shown below.
No indicator
(Auto Focus)
(Macro)
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame, and then press
the shutter release
button half way.
SET
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DISP
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus
frame and the green
operation lamp.
Focus mode indicator
PF (Pan Focus)
(Infinity)
MF (Manual Focus)
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Focus frame
Green operation lamp
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in
focus.
3. Select the Auto Focus area you want, and
then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter release button the rest of
the way to record the image.
■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus Mode and the Macro
Mode. Note that the configuration of the focus frame
changes in accordance with the Auto Focus area you
select.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
For this type of Auto Focus area:
Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 64).
Spot
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains seven focus points,
appears on the monitor screen first. When
you press the shutter release button half
way, the camera automatically selects the
focus point where the subject closest to
the camera is located, and a focus frame
appears at that point.
• This setting works well for group photos.
Multi
• Spot
• Multi
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
press [왘].
Focus frame
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Pan Focus Mode
The Macro mode lets you focus automatically on close up
subjects. The automatic focus operation starts when you
press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the focus range in the Macro mode.
Normally, your camera performs Auto Focus to ensure that
your images are always in focus. With Pan Focus, focus is
fixed for a specific focal distance, and images are recorded
without Auto Focus. The focus range depends on the zoom
setting, the amount of light available when recording, and
other recording conditions.
Approximately 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until the focus mode
indicator shows “ ”.
2. Record the image.
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Macro mode, the optical zoom range is 1x to
1.8x.
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1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until the focus mode
Using the Infinity Mode
indicator shows “PF”.
The Infinity mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
2. Press the shutter release button all the way
down.
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
indicator shows “
NOTE
• If you press the shutter release button half way, the
focus distance will appear on the monitor screen.
2. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• When using the flash, it is recommended that you
have the zoom set to wide angle.
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) until the focus mode
”.
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
2. While watching the
Using Manual Focus
image on the monitor
screen, use [왗] and
[왘] to focus.
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus ranges in
the Macro mode for two optical zoom factors.
Optical Zoom Factor
Approximate Focus Range
1X
6cm (2.4˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
18cm (7.1˝) to infinity (∞)
Manual focus position
To do this:
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until the focus
mode indicator shows
“MF”.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
Do this:
Focus out on the subject
Press [왗].
Focus in on the subject
Press [왘].
• Pressing [왗] or [왘] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor
screen momentarily to aid in focus. The normal
image reappears a short while later.
3. Press the shutter release button to record the
Boundary
image.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Manual Focus mode, the [왗] and [왘] keys
adjust focus, even if you used key customization to
assign other functions to them (page 85).
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2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record
an image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus mode
and the Macro mode ( ).
release button half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
1. Using the monitor
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
release button half
way.
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3. When the image is composed the way you
want, press the shutter release button the rest
of the way to record it.
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• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
Focus frame
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure
setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
EV value
EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
Up : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then press [왘].
Down : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
Exposure compensation
value
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• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
Adjusting White Balance
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (sunlight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, so
the colors of an image appear more natural.
4. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “White
Balance”, and then
press [왘].
NOTES
• Performing an EV shift operation causes the
metering mode to switch automatically to center
weighted metering. Returning the EV shift value to
0.0 causes the metering mode to change back to
multi-pattern metering.
• You can use key customization (page 85) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
the REC mode.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Adjusting White Balance Manually
want, and then press [SET].
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
Under some light sources, automatic white balance under
the “Auto” setting can take a long time to complete. Also,
the auto white balance range (color temperature range) is
limited. Manual white balance helps to ensure that colors
are recorded correctly for a particular light source.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. You must
also have a white piece of paper or other similar object on
hand in order to perform manual white balance.
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight
Shade
Incandescent light bulb
(reddish tinge)
Fluorescent light (greenish tinge)
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Adjusting White Balance
Manually”.)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Manual
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “White Balance”,
NOTES
and then press [왘].
• Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the
settings achieved the last time a manual white
balance operation was performed.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 85)
to configure the camera so the white balance setting
changes whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in the
REC mode.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “Manual”.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen.
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4. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or
Using the BESTSHOT Mode
similar object under the lighting conditions
for which you want to set the white balance,
and then press the shutter release button.
Selecting one of the 21 BESTSHOT scenes automatically
sets up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
■ Example Sample Scene
• Portrait
• Scenery
• Night Scene
• Night Scene Portrait
A white piece of
paper
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
• Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored
object while performing manual white balance
adjustment can cause the procedure to take a long
time to complete.
5. Press [SET].
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the REC mode.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Sample scene number 4 is Coupling Shot scene
(page 72). Sample scene number 5 is a Pre-shot
scene (page 74).
• BESTSHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a BESTSHOT scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting
conditions and other factors.
• After selecting a BESTSHOT scene, you can change
to a different one by using [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through available scenes. When the one you want is
displayed, press [SET].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “
BESTSHOT”, and then
press [SET].
• This enters the
BESTSHOT mode and
displays a sample
scene.
NOTE
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the sample scene
• You can use the key customization feature (page 85)
to configure the camera to enter the BESTSHOT
mode whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in the
REC mode.
Operation guidance and
the currently selected
BESTSHOT scene
appear on the display for
about two seconds after
you enter the
BESTSHOT mode this
way, or if the camera is in
the BESTSHOT mode
when you turn it on.
you want, and then press [SET].
5. Record the image.
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6. Use [왗] and [왘] to
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
BESTSHOT scene.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded for later recall when you need it again.
Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the
camera accordingly.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
• This registers the setup.
BESTSHOT”,
• Now you can use the
procedure on page 69
to select your user
setup for recording.
and then press [SET].
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to
display “Register
User Scene”.
5. Press [SET].
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■ To delete a BESTSHOT user setup
IMPORTANT!
• BESTSHOT user setups are located in the camera’s
built-in memory after the built-in sample scenes.
• When a BESTSHOT user setup is recalled, the
monitor screen in step 4 of the procedure on page 69
displays the text “Recall User Scene”.
• Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 132)
deletes all BESTSHOT user setups.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
NOTES
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
• The following are the settings that are included in a
BESTSHOT user setup: focus mode, EV shift value,
white balance mode, flash mode, and ISO sensitivity.
• Note that images recorded with this camera only can
be used to create a BESTSHOT user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BESTSHOT user setups in
the camera’s built-in memory at one time.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by
displaying the various setting menus.
• User setups are assigned file names using the format
“UEXZ4nnn.jpe” (where n = 0 to 9).
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the user setup you
want to delete.
5. Press [왔] (
) to delete the user setup.
• You can also delete a user setup by using your
computer to delete its file in the “SCENE” folder in
the camera’s built-in memory (page 151).
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Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
• Combined
Images
The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two
people and combine them into a single image. This makes
it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for
you. Coupling Shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
(page 68).
• First Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
• Second
Image
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select “Coupling Shot”,
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
and then press [SET].
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5. Align the focus frame
on the monitor screen
with the subject you
want on the left side
of the image, and
then press the shutter
release button to
record the image.
6. Next, align the focus
frame with the
subject you want in
the right side of the
image, taking care to
align the actual
background with the
semi-transparent
image of the
background of the
first image, which is
shown on the monitor
screen. When
everything is aligned
correctly, record the
image.
Focus frame
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
• While “Coupling Shot” is selected, the “AF Area”
(page 60) setting automatically becomes “Spot”.
Semi-transparent
image
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
5.
IMPORTANT!
• Coupling Shot temporarily uses file memory to store
data. You may get an error during Coupling Shot
recording if there is not enough file memory available
to store the required data. If this happens, delete
images you no longer need and try again.
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• Freeze the background on
the monitor screen.
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot)
Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if
you need to ask someone else to record the image for you.
Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process.
1. You compose the background you want and press the
shutter release button, which causes a semi-transparent
image of the background to remain on the monitor
screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image
by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
Note that Pre-shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
only (page 68).
• This records the image.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
6. Next, align the focus
frame with the
subject, composing
the subject with the
semi-transparent
background shown
on the monitor
screen. When
everything is aligned
correctly, record the
image.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to
select “Pre-shot”, and
then press [SET].
Semi-transparent image
• This records the image composed on the monitor
screen in step 6. The reference background image is
not recorded.
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above
procedure cancels the background image and
returns to step 5.
5. Freeze the background on the monitor screen.
• Though a semi-transparent image of the background
appears on the monitor screen in step 6, the
background image is not saved in memory at this
time.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Using the Movie Mode
You can record movies with audio, up to 60 seconds long.
Movie”,
select “
and then press [SET].
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
• “Remaining capacity”
shows how many 60second movies can still
be recorded to memory.
Remaining capacity
• Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels
• Movie File Size: Approximately 160KB/second.
Remaining recording time
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie: 60 seconds:
— Total Movie Time:
60 seconds with built-in memory; 380 seconds with
64MB SD memory card
4. Point the camera at
Movie recording indicator
the subject and then
press the shutter
release button.
• Movie recording
continues for 60
seconds, or until you
stop it by pressing the
shutter release button
again.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
• Starting a movie record operation causes optical
zoom to be disabled. Only digital zoom is available
while a movie record operation is in progress. If you
want to use optical zoom to record a movie, perform
the zoom operation before starting the record
operation.
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• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen as you record.
— Operating camera buttons during recording can
cause button noise to be included in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded in monaural.
— The camera automatically switches to the Pan
Focus mode (PF) (page 61) whenever you enter
the Movie Mode.
— The camera focuses automatically whenever you
have Auto Focus (page 59) or Macro ( ) selected
as the focus mode. Note that the confirmation
tone that sounds during the Auto Focus operation
will be recorded in the audio.If you do not want
confirmation tones in your audio, keep Pan Focus
(PF) as the focus mode, or select Manual Focus
(MF) and manually focus the image before
starting your recording.
— Auto Focus is not performed in the case of the
Pan Focus (PF), Manual Focus (MF) and Infinity
(∞) focus modes, and so no confirmation tone
sounds. In the case of the Manual Focus mode,
you cannot adjust focus settings while recording
is in progress. Be sure to make all adjustments
before beginning the record operation.
• The focus mode automatically changes to Pan Focus
(page 61) when you enter the Movie mode. You can,
however, change to another focus mode before
starting a recording.
5. When movie recording is complete, the movie
file is stored in file memory.
• To cancel storage of the movie file, use [왔] to select
“Delete” while file storage is being performed, and
then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode.
• This camera also records audio. Note the following
points when recording a movie.
— Take care that you do
not block the
microphone with your
fingers.
— Good recording
results are not
possible when the
camera is too far from
the subject.
Microphone
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Recording Audio
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
then press [왘].
You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
• Image Format: JPEG
JPEG is an image format that provides efficient data
compression.
The file extension of a JPEG file is “.JPG”.
(
+
)” and
then press [SET].
• This enters the Snapshot Audio Mode.
4. Press the shutter
release button to
record the image.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• After the image is
recorded, the camera
enters audio recording
standby, with the image
you just recorded on the
monitor screen.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
Remaining recording time
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
[MENU].
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5. Press the shutter release button to start audio
Recording Your Voice
recording.
The Voice Recording Mode provides quick and easy
recording of your voice.
• The green operation lamp flashes as recording is
performed.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Even if you have the monitor screen turned off (page
25), the monitor screen turns on while you are
adding audio to a snapshot.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 40 minutes with built-in memory
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “
Voice”,
and then press [SET].
• This enters the Voice
Recording Mode.
Remaining recording time
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■ Audio Recording Precautions
4. Press the shutter release button to start voice
recording.
• Keep the microphone on the
front of the camera pointed
at the subject.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen and the green operation lamp
flashes as recording is performed.
• Pressing the [DISP] button during voice recording
turns off the monitor screen. The monitor screen
turns back on automatically when recording is
complete.
Microphone
• You can insert index marks while recording by
pressing [SET]. See page 106 for information about
jumping to an index mark during playback.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far from the subject.
• Operating camera buttons during recording can cause
button noise to be included in the audio.
• Pressing the power button or changing the mode selector
setting stops recording at that point and stores any audio
recorded up to that point.
• You can also perform “after-recording” to add audio to a
snapshot after recording it, and also change the audio
recorded for an image. See page 104 for more
information.
5. Recording stops when you press the shutter
release button, when memory becomes full,
or when the battery goes dead.
NOTE
• You can also enter the Voice Recording Mode by
aligning the mode selector with “REC”, and holding
down [DISP] as you press the power button to turn
on the camera. In this case, the camera goes directly
into the Voice Recording Mode without extending the
lens.
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• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram 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.
Using the Histogram
You can use the [DISP] button to display a histogram on
the monitor screen. The histogram lets you check exposure
conditions as you record images (page 25). You can also
display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY
mode.
• When the histogram is too far
to the right, it means that
there are too many light
pixels.
This type of histogram 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.
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. You can use the histogram to
determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left
side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) required to
bring out sufficient image detail. If the histogram appears
too lopsided for some reason, you can use EV shift
(exposure compensation) to move it left or right in order to
achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can be
achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as close to
the center as possible.
• A centered histogram
indicates that there is good
distribution of light pixels and
dark pixels. This type of
histogram results when the
overall image is at optimal
lightness.
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IMPORTANT!
REC Mode Camera Settings
• Note that the above histograms are shown for
illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to
achieve exactly the same shapes for particular
subjects.
• 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.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum
histogram configuration due to the limitations of EV
shift.
• Use of the flash as well as certain shooting
conditions can cause the histogram to indicate
exposure that is different from the actual exposure of
the image when it was recorded.
• This histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 72).
The following are the settings you can make before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
L/R key setting
Power on default settings
Resetting the camera
NOTE
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size and Quality (page 57)
— White Balance (page 66)
— Digital Zoom (page 51)
— AF Area (page 60)
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IMPORTANT!
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
• Increasing ISO sensitivity can cause static to appear
inside an image. Select the ISO sensitivity setting
that suits your shooting needs.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
Use the following procedure to select the ISO sensitivity
setting that suits the type of image you are recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then
press [왘].
NOTE
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you want
• You can use the key customization feature (page 85)
to configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity setting
changes whenever you press [왗] and [왘] while in the
REC mode.
and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Conforms to ISO 50
ISO 50
Conforms to ISO 100
ISO 100
Conforms to ISO 200
ISO 200
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Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
Image review displays an image on the monitor screen as
soon as you record it. Use the following procedure to turn
image review on and off.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
Display images on the monitor
screen for about one second
immediately after they are recorded
On
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘]
Keys
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [왗]
and [왘] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the
[왗] and [왘] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When you want to assign this function to
[왗] and [왘] keys:
Select this:
Recording mode
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through recording
modes: Snapshot, BESTSHOT, Movie,
Snapshot Audio, Voice Recording
(page 168)
REC Mode
EV shift
• [왗] decreases compensation, [왘]
increases compensation (page 65).
EV Shift
White balance setting
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through white
balance settings (page 66).
White Balance
ISO sensitivity
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through ISO
sensitivity settings (page 83).
ISO
Self-timer mode
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through self-timer
modes (page 55).
Self-timer
No function assigned
Off
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “REC Mode”.
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Specifying Power On Default Settings
Function
On
REC Mode
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the REC mode,
flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, digital zoom mode, manual focus
position and zoom position. Turning on mode memory for a
mode tells the camera to remember the status of that mode
when you turn off the camera, and restore it the next time
you turn the camera back on. When mode memory is
turned off, the camera automatically restores the initial
factory default setting for the applicable mode.
The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
Off
Snapshot
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
AF Area
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*
Setting when
camera is
turned off
Auto
Spot
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
Wide
* Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Resetting the Camera
2. Select the “Memory” tab, select the item you
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 168.
want to change, and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
want, and then press [SET].
[MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
• Note that BESTSHOT mode settings take priority
over mode memory settings. If you turn the camera
off while in the BESTSHOT mode, the camera’s
Flash, White Balance, and ISO Sensitivity will be
configured according to the BESTSHOT sample
scene when you turn it back on again, regardless of
mode memory on/off setting.
• If you turn the camera off while in the Movie mode,
the flash will be turned off when you turn the camera
back on again, regardless of mode memory on/off
setting.
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PLAYBACK
3. Use [] (forward) or [] (back) to scroll
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
through files on the monitor screen.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
NOTES
1. Press the power
Power button
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
• In order to allow for faster playback image scrolling,
the image that initially appears on the monitor screen
is a preview image, which is of somewhat lower
quality than the actual display image. The actual
display image appears a short while after the preview
image. This does not apply to images copied from
another digital camera.
button to turn on the
camera.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
2. Align the mode
ON/OFF
Mode selector
selector with “PLAY”.
• This enters the PLAY
mode.
PLAY
REC
MENU
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IMPORTANT!
Playing an Audio Snapshot
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot
indicator) and play its audio.
(indicated by a
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] until the
image you want is displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This plays back the
audio that accompanies
the displayed image.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [] or [].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
Flipping the Display
through images on the monitor screen and
display the one you want.
The following procedure flips the image 180 degrees. This
comes in handy when you want to show someone standing
in front of you an image on the monitor screen.
2. Press the shutter release button and [SET] at
the same time.
[SET]
• This flips the image 180 degrees. The histogram or
any other display information you had displayed is
cleared automatically whenever you flip the image.
• While an image is flipped, you can use [] and [] to
scroll to another image, if you want.
SET
3. To return the image to its normal orientation,
press any button other than [], [], [], or
[].
Shutter release button
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot play a movie, an audio
snapshot,or a voice recording file on the monitor
screen while a flipped image is displayed.
• You cannot use the above procedure to flip an image
while a zoomed image, 9-image screen, calendar
screen image, a movie image, an audio snapshot, or
a voice recording file image is on the display.
SET
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3. Use [], [], [], and [] to shift the image
Zooming the Display Image
up, down, left, or right.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to four times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
• You cannot enlarge a movie image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full four times its normal size.
2. Press the zoom
button ( ) to enlarge
the image.
• This displays an
indicator that shows the
current zoom factor.
• You can toggle between
the zoomed image and
normal image by
pressing [MENU].
Current zoom factor
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4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Resizing an Image
want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to change a snapshot
image to either SXGA size (1280 x 960 pixels) or VGA size
(640 x 480 pixels).
• VGA is the optimum image size for attachment to e-mail
messages or incorporation into Web pages.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this:
Resize to 1280 x 960 pixels (SXGA)
1280 x 960
Resize to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
640 x 480
Cancel the resizing operation
Cancel
IMPORTANT!
2. Select the “PLAY”
• Resizing an image creates a new file that contains
the image in the size you select. The file with the
original image also remains in memory.
• Images smaller than 640 x 480 pixels cannot be
resized.
• An image recorded using the 2304 x 1536 (3:2) pixel
size cannot be resized.
• Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with
this camera only.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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5. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
Cropping an Image
cropping boundary up, down, left, or right
until the area of the image you want to extract
is within the boundary.
Use the following procedure when you want to crop a
portion of an enlarged image and use the remaining part of
the image as an e-mail attachment, Web page image, etc.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
2. Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Cropping an image creates a new file that contains
the cropped image. The file with the original image
also remains in memory.
• An image recorded using the 2304 x 1536 (3:2) pixel
size cannot be cropped.
• Movie and voice recording file images cannot be
cropped.
• An image recorded using another camera model
cannot be cropped.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be cropped.
• The cropping operation cannot be performed if there
is not enough memory to store the cropped image.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [].
• This causes a cropping
boundary to appear.
4. Use the zoom button (
) to make the
cropping boundary larger or smaller.
• The size of the cropping boundary depends on the
size of the image on the display.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing a Movie
• You cannot repeat play a movie. To play a movie
more than once, repeat the steps of the above
procedure.
• This camera can also play back audio recordings.
Note the following points when playing back audio.
— Audio volume can be adjusted only when
playback is being performed or is paused.
Use the following procedure to play back a movie that was
recorded in the movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Movie icon
press [] and [] to
scroll through images
until the movie you
want to play is
displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This start playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse the
movie
Hold down []
or [].
Pause and unpause movie playback
Press [SET].
Skip forward or back one frame
while paused
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
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Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
Displaying the 9-image View
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, press the zoom button
(
18
19
6
7
8
15
16
17
20
1
2
9
10
11
18
19
20
3
4
5
12
13
14
1
2
3
).
3. Pressing any button besides [], [], [], or
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center,
with a selection boundary around it.
• Pressing the zoom button (
calendar screen.
•
17
[] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
) twice displays the
is displayed in the calendar screen to indicate
voice recording file images (page 79).
• When there are nine or fewer images, they are
displayed in order with Image 1 in the upper left
corner, with the selection boundary around it.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
selection boundary to the image you want.
Pressing [] while the selection boundary is
in the right column or [] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the next full screen of nine
images.
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Selecting a Specific Image in the 9image View
Displaying the Calendar Screen
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
While the calendar is on the display, you can select a date,
which displays the first image recorded on that date. This
helps to make it easy to find the images you want.
1. Display the 9-image view.
2. Use [], [], [], and
Selection boundary
[] to move the
selection boundary
up, down, left, or right
until it is located at
the image you want to
view.
1. In the PLAY mode, press the zoom button ( )
twice.
• You can also display the calendar screen (in the
PLAY mode) by pressing [MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting “Calendar”, and then pressing
[].
2. Use [], [], [], and
3. Pressing any button
[] to move the date
selection cursor.
besides [], [], [],
or [] displays the
selected image.
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
129 to specify the date
format.
• This displays the fullsize version of the
image you selected.
• The image displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first image
that was recorded on
that date.
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Month/Year
Date selection cursor
PLAYBACK
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the top line of the calendar
causes the previous month to appear.
Playing a Slide Show
Slide Show automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the bottom line of the calendar
causes the next month to appear.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or the (
zoom button.
•
is displayed in the calendar screen to indicate
voice recording file images (page 79).
•
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
)
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
and then press [].
3. To view the large version of a date’s image,
move the date selection cursor to the date
and then press [SET].
• This displays the first image that was recorded on
the selected date.
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3. Configure the slideshow settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie once and advances to the next file.
• When the slideshow comes to an audio snapshot or
voice recording file, it plays the audio once and then
advances to the next file.
• While audio is playing, you can use [] and [] to
adjust the volume level.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• See the pages indicated below for more information.
For information about
configuring this setting:
Go here:
Images
“To specify the slideshow
images” on page 99
Time
“To specify the slideshow
time” on page 100
Interval
“To set the slideshow
interval” on page 100
4. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slide show.
5. To stop Slide Show, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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■ Selecting a Particular Image for a Slideshow
To specify the slideshow images
When you select “One image” as the slideshow type, the
slide show displays only one image, without changing it.
Use this setting when you want a particular image to
remain on the display while the camera is on the USB
cradle (Photo Stand feature).
1. Use [] and [] to select “Images”, and then
press [].
2. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
1. Select “One image”, and then press [].
Include all files in file memory in the
slideshow
All images
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the images
Display a single file
One Image
Include all files in the FAVORITE
folder (page 151) in the slideshow
Favorites
until the one you want to use is on the
monitor screen.
3. Press [SET] to
register your
selection and return
to the menu screen.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
• Pressing [MENU]
instead of [SET] returns
to the menu screen
without registering the
setting.
• The audio of audio snapshot and voice recording
files is also played back.
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To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
1. Use [] and [] to select “Time”.
1. Use [] and [] to select “Interval”.
2. Use [] and [] to specify the time setting
2. Use [] and [] to specify the interval setting
you want, and then press [SET].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can specify a time in the range of 1 to 60
minutes.
• You can specify “MAX”, or a value in the range of 1
to 30 seconds as the interval.
• When “MAX” is selected for the interval, only the first
frame of movie files is played.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
• This starts the slideshow.
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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3. To stop the Phot Stand slideshow, press
Using the Photo Stand Feature
[PHOTO] again.
The “Photo Stand” feature lets you specify what should
appear on the camera’s monitor screen while the camera is
on its USB cradle. You can play a Photo Stand slideshow
without worrying about remaining battery power, or you can
specify display of a particular image. Photo Stand feature
operations are performed in accordance with slideshow
setting. See page 97 for information about configuring
slideshow settings to suit your needs.
IMPORTANT!
• The battery is not charged while a Photo Stand
slideshow is in progress. To charge the battery, stop
the slideshow.
1. Set the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
2. Press the USB cradle’s
[PHOTO] button.
PLAY
REC
• This starts the Photo
Stand slideshow with the
images or image you
specified under “To
specify the slideshow
images” (page 99).
[PHOTO]
• Pressing [MENU] displays a screen for configuring
slideshow settings. To restart the slideshow, press
[MENU] while the menu screen is displayed, or
select “Start” and then press [SET].
MEN
U
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
• While audio is playing, you can use [] and [] to
adjust the volume level.
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4. Use [] and [] to
Rotating the Display Image
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
Use the following procedure to rotate the image 90 degrees
and register the rotation information along with the image.
After you do this, the image is always displayed in its
rotated orientation whenever it appears during a slideshow
(page 97) or on your computer screen. Note that the image
is rotated automatically during a slideshow only. Rotating
an image ensures that images you recorded with the
camera held sideways appear correctly during a slideshow.
• This rotates the image
90 degrees to the right.
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press the [MENU] button to exit the setting
screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To
rotate such an image, first unprotect it.
• You may not be able to rotate a digital image that
was recorded with another type of digital camera.
• You cannot rotate movie or voice record images.
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
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IMPORTANT!
Using Image Roulette
• Image Roulette does not play movie files or display
voice recording images.
• Image Roulette is disabled when there is only one
snapshot image available.
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images
recorded with this camera. Image Roulette may not
operate properly when other types of images are in
memory.
• If you do not start another Image Roulette operation
for about one minute after the final image appears,
the camera enters its normal PLAY mode.
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. When you start an
Image Roulette operation, images scroll randomly on the
screen. At first, images scroll at high speed. Then the
scrolling gradually slows down until a single image is
stopped on the screen. The image that finally appears is
random, and subject to no rules or system.
1. Align the mode selector with “PLAY”.
2. While the camera is turned off, hold down []
as you press the power button to turn it on.
• Keep [] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
3. Press [] or [] to restart the Image Roulette
operation.
4. To turn off Image Roulette, align the mode
selector with “REC” to enter the REC mode or
press the power button to turn off the camera.
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
through snapshots until the one to which you
want to add audio is displayed.
The “after-recording” feature lets you add audio to
snapshots after they are recorded. You can also re-record
an audio image (one with a
icon on it).
2. Press [MENU].
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Dubbing”,
and then press [].
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
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IMPORTANT!
To re-record audio
• Keep the microphone
on the front of the
camera pointed at the
subject.
• Take care that you do
not block the
microphone with your
fingers.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
through snapshots until the one whose audio
you want to re-record is displayed.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then press [].
Microphone
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• If you merely want to delete the audio with rerecording, press [MENU] here to complete the
procedure.
• Good recording results are not possible when the
camera is too far from the subject.
• Operating camera buttons during recording can
cause button noise to be included in the audio.
• The
(Audio) icon appears on the monitor screen
after audio recording is complete.
• You will not be able to record audio when remaining
memory capacity is low.
• The following types of audio recording are not
supported.
— Adding audio to a movie image
— Adding audio to a protected snapshot (page 110)
• Audio that is re-recorded or deleted cannot be
recovered. Make sure you no longer need audio
before re-recording or deleting it.
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
• This deletes the previous recording and replaces it
with a new one.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing Back a Voice Recording File
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• If your recording has index marks (page 80) inside it,
you can jump to the index mark before or after the
current playback location by pausing playback and
then pressing [] or []. Next, press [SET] to
resume playback from the index mark position.
Perform the following steps to play back a voice recording
file.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to display
the voice file (a file with
play.
on it) you want to
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of
the voice recording file
through the camera’s
speaker.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [] or [].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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DELETING FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a
single file.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, unprotect it first (page 110).
• Delete cannot be performed when all the files in
memory are protected (page 111).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the image
file and the audio file attached to it.
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Press [SET] to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
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DELETING FILES
IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the
message “This function is not supported for this file.”
appears when you try to delete it.
The following procedure deletes all unprotected files
currently in memory.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it
easy to keep track of images. You can protect files against
deletion, and even use its DPOF feature to specify images
for printing.
Each folder can hold files numbered up to 9,999.
Trying to store the 10,000th file in a folder causes the next
serially numbered folder to be created. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates a directory of image
storage folders in its built-in Flash memory or on the
memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on the image quality settings,
capacity of the card, etc.
• For details about the directory structure, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 151.
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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4. Use [] and [] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 107).
You can protect files individually or you can protect all files
in memory with a single operation.
• A file that is protected is
indicated by the
mark.
To protect a single file
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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To protect all files in memory
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format”, which is a format for
recording on a memory card or other medium
which digital camera images should be
printed and how many copies of the image
should be printed. Then you can print on a
DPOF-compatible printer or at a professional
print service in accordance with the file name
and number of copies settings recorded on
the card.
With this camera, you should always select images by
viewing them on the monitor screen. Do not specify images
by file name without viewing the file contents.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “All Files : On”, and
then press [SET].
• To unprotect all files, press [SET] in step 3 so the
setting shows “All Files : Off”.
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [] and [] to specify the number of
To configure print settings for a single
image
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
select “DPOF”, and
then press [].
[DISP] so
12
1
is displayed.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Select images”,
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
and then press [].
press [SET] to apply them.
4. Use [] and [] to
display the image you
want.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[DISP] so
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
12
1
is displayed.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
1
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
then press [].
press [SET] to apply them.
3. Use [] and [] to select “All images”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to
specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99
for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not
want to have the image
printed.
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PRINT Image Matching II
Exif Print
Images include PRINT Image Matching
II data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
Exif Print is an
internationally supported,
open standard file format
that makes it possible to
capture and display vibrant
digital images with accurate
colors. With Exif 2.2, files
include a wide range of
shooting condition
information that can be
interpreted by an Exif Print
printer to produce betterlooking prints.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching II.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
1. Use the DPOF procedure on page 111 to
Using USB DIRECT-PRINT
specify the images in file memory that you
want to print.
Your camera supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT, which was
developed by Seiko Epson
Corporation. When connected
directly to a printer that supports
USB DIRECT-PRINT, you can
select images to be printed and
start the print operation directly
from the camera.
DPOF settings (page 111) are used
to determine which images and how
many copies should be printed.
2. Use the USB cable that comes with the
camera to connect the USB cradle to a printer.
USB
PLAY
REC
MENU
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
• Also, connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle and
plug the AC adaptor into an electrical outlet.
3. Set the camera on the USB cradle.
4. Turn on the printer.
5. Load paper for printing the images into the
printer.
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6. Press the USB cradle
IMPORTANT!
[USB] button.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer
for information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact your printer manufacturer for information
about models that support USB DIRECT-PRINT,
upgrades, etc.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any
camera or USB cradle operation while printing is in
progress. Doing so causes a printer error.
• To interrupt an ongoing print operation, perform the
required operation on the printer.
• The camera’s monitor screen will go blank after
printing starts. A blank monitor screen does not
necessarily mean that printing is complete. Check
the status of your printer to find out if printing is
complete.
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
7. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [] and
[] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• This automatically starts printing of the images you
specified with the DPOF procedure.
• If you want to print the same batch of images again,
press the [USB] button on the USB cradle.
• A message appears on the monitor screen, followed
by the DPOF setting screen (page 112), if there are
no DPOF settings currently configured on the
camera to control the printing operation. If this
happens, configure the required DPOF settings and
then perform step 6 of the above procedure again.
• If you want to change the current DPOF settings,
select “DPOF” on the print menu to display the
DPOF setting screen (page 112).
8. After printing is complete, turn off the camera
and remove it from the USB cradle.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
3. Use [] and [] to
Using the FAVORITE Folder
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 151) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 151). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal image private
as you carry them around. FAVORITE folder images are
not deleted when you change memory cards, so you can
always keep them on hand.
4. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
5. Use [] and [] to select “Save”, and then
• This displays the names
of the files in built-in
memory or on the loaded
memory card.
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. After copying all of the files you want, use []
select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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NOTES
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 x 240-pixel QVGA-size image in the
FAVORITE folder.
• A file copied into the FAVORITE folder is
automatically assigned a file name that is a serial
number. Though the serial number starts from 0001
and can go as high as 9999, the actual upper end of
the range depends on built-in memory capacity.
Remember that the maximum number of images that
can be stored in built-in memory depends on the size
of each image and other factors.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [] (forward) and
File Name
[] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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NOTE
To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
• Note that a FAVORITE folder is created in the
camera’s built-in memory only. No FAVORITE folder
is created on a memory card when you use one. If
you want to view the contents of the FAVORITE
folder on your computer screen, you need to remove
the memory card from the camera (if you are using
one) before placing the camera onto the USB cradle
to start data communication (pages 140, 151).
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
6. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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IMPORTANT!
To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 107 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 132),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 107 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 132),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
Configuring Sound Settings
then press [SET].
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter release button halfway or all the way, or perform a key operation.
To configure sound settings
To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
NOTE
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• The default sound setting for all operations is “Sound
1”.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to
select the sound
whose setting you
want to configure, and
then press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the volume level
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen for about two seconds whenever you turn on the
camera while the mode selector is aligned with “REC”.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Volume”.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
4. Use [] and [] to specify the volume setting
then press [].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want
NOTE
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
to use as the startup image.
then press [SET].
• The initial default volume setting is 3.
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in startup image
— A snapshot you recorded with the camera
— An audio snapshot you recorded with the camera
— A movie you recorded with the camera 200KB or
less in size
• The snapshot image or movie that you select as the
startup image is stored in a special memory location
called “startup image memory”. Only one image can
be stored in startup image memory at one time.
Selecting a new startup image overwrites anything
that is already stored in startup image memory.
Because of this, if you want to return to a previous
startup image, you need to have a separate copy of
that image in the camera’s standard image memory.
• The startup image is deleted by the format operation
(page 132).
• If you store an audio snapshot to startup image
memory, the image’s audio is not played when the
image is displayed at startup.
With the Power Down Image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific image stored in camera image
memory appears whenever you turn off power. You can
specify a snapshot or a movie as the power down image.
■ To configure power down image settings
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 140).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root)
directory of the camera’s built-in Flash
memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Change the name of the file to one of the
IMPORTANT!
following.
• Only a snapshot (JPEG) or movie (AVI) file can be
used as the power down image.
• Note that the Power Down Image feature works only
with images recorded with this camera. The Power
Down Image feature may not operate properly when
another type of image is specified as the power down
image.
• Formatting the camera’s Flash memory deletes the
power down image.
• When both a still image and a movie are present for
the power down image, only the movie is used.
• Note that a power down image display operation
cannot be interrupted once it starts. Because of this,
you should select a relatively short movie when using
a movie file as the power down image.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
Movie Image: ENDING.AVI
• Input the following file name only (without file name
extension) if your computer is configured to hide file
name extensions.
File Name: ENDING
• Your camera is now configured to display a power
down image. The power down image will appear any
time you press the power button to turn off the
camera. The power down image appears regardless
of whether or not your camera has a memory card
loaded in it.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ To cancel Power Down Image settings
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 109).
your computer (page 140).
2. Change the name of the current power down
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
image from ENDING.JPG or ENDING.AVI to
something else, or delete the current power
down image from Flash memory.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
5. Press [DISP].
Using the Alarm
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
To set an alarm
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
press [SET].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm
1”, “Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound either once or at the same time everyday. You
can also turn the alarm on or off.
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Stopping the Alarm
Setting the Clock
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm will sound for about one minute (or until you
stop it), and then the camera will turn on. To stop the alarm
after it starts to sound, press any button. If the camera is
on the USB cradle when an alarm sounds, you can stop it
by pressing the USB cradle [USB] button or [PHOTO]
button, or any camera button.
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
— While a Photo Stand operation is in progress
To select your Home Time zone
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Home”, and then
press [].
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4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
To set the current time and date
press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
[MENU].
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
then press [].
6. Use [] and [] to select the city you want,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [SET].
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to register them and exit the
setting screen.
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Changing the Date Format
Using World Time
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
You can use the World Time screen to view a time zone
that is different from the home time zone when you go on a
trip, etc. World Time can display the time in one of 162
cities in 32 time zones.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
To display the World Time screen
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
and then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
Example: December 24, 2003
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
03/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/03
DD/MM/YY
12/24/03
MM/DD/YY
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in a different time zone
World
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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6. Use [] and [] to
To configure World Time settings
select the city you
want, and then press
[SET].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
• This displays the current
time in the city you
select.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
press [].
5. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
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6. After the setting is the way you want, press
To configure summer time (DST)
settings
[SET].
• This displays the current time in accordance with
your setting.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
7. Press [SET] again to exit the setting screen.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [] and [] to select “DST”, and then
press [].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want.
To do this:
Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
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Changing the Display Language
Formatting Built-in Memory
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
language as the display language.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
IMPORTANT!
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory deletes all files, including
files in the FAVORITE folder (page 151), protected
files (page 110), and BESTSHOT user setups (page
70).
• The startup screen image (page 122) is deleted by
formatting memory.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
and then press [].
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to change the
setting, and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 136).
2. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
Português : Portuguese
[MENU].
: Chinese (Complex)
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
: Chinese (Simplified)
then press [].
: Korean
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always make sure that you always back
up important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW,
MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera
automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its front is facing in
the same direction as the
camera’s monitor screen,
carefully slide it into the
card slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. While pressing the battery
compartment cover on the
bottom of the camera, slide
the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and
then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery
compartment cover closed,
and then slide it in the
direction indicated by the
arrow.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
To remove a memory card from the
camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Press the memory card into
IMPORTANT!
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
• 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 card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
110).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the battery, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
green operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause
the file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
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1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Memory Card Precautions
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the REC
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, check to make sure
that the battery is fully charged. Power interruption during
the format operation can result in improper formatting,
and even damage the memory card and make it
unusable.
mode or PLAY mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Copying Files
Card”,
and then press [SET].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, movie files, audio snapshot, and
voice recording files recorded with this camera can
be copied. Other files cannot be copied.
• Copying an audio snapshot copies both the image
file and the audio file.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
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NOTE
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
With this procedure you can copy one file at a time.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cradle to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 145).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98, Me, or 2000, install
the USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, you do not need to
install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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3. On the menu screen that appears, click
IMPORTANT!
“English”.
• Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
4. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
5. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
1. What you should do first depends on whether
your computer is running under Windows 98/
Me/2000 or Windows XP.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
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6. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
7. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
[DC IN 5.3V]
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector B
Connector A
[USB]
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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8. After making sure the camera is turned off,
9. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• This will cause the “Add New Hardware...” dialog box
to appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “Add New Hardware...”
dialog box will no longer appear when you perform
the above steps to establish a USB connection.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
PLAY
REC
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 172).
MEN
U
SET
DISP
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
PLAY
REC
MEN
U
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
USB
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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10. On your computer, double-click “My
IMPORTANT!
Computer”.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
11. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
12. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
13. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
16. Depending on the version of Windows you are
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
14. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
■ WindowsMe/98 Users
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 151.
• After pressing the USB cradle [USB] button and
making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
15. To copy all the files in file memory to your
computer’s hard disk, drag the “Dcim” folder
from “Removable Disk” to the “My
Documents” folder on your computer.
■ Windows2000/XP Users
• Click card services in the task tray on your computer
screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the
camera. After pressing the USB cradle [USB] button
and making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit,
remove the camera from the USB cradle.
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USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle to
supply power to the camera.
• USB data communication is performed regardless of the
current setting of the camera’s mode selector.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation with a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2 or higher), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
IMPORTANT!
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
[DC IN 5.3V]
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2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
3. After making sure the camera is turned off,
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
Connector B
PLAY
REC
MEN
Connector A
U
SET
DISP
PHOT
O
CHAR
GE
[USB]
USB
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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4. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
8. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 172).
IMPORTANT!
5. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
memory as a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
• After installing the USB driver, your Macintosh will
see the camera’s file memory as a drive whenever
you establish a USB connection between them.
6. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
9. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash. After pressing the USB cradle [USB]
button and making sure that the [USB] lamp is
not lit, remove the camera from the USB
cradle.
7. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 151.
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USB Connection Precautions
Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle to
supply power to the camera.
• USB data communication is performed regardless of the
current setting of the camera’s mode selector.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 154.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 154.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 161 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 161 for information about installing Photohands.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and
your computer.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards and
MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory card/
MMC) for details about how to use them.
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Memory Directory Structure
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
System) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
■ Directory Structure
<¥DCIM¥>
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
DCF Protocol
(DCIM Folder)
...
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera
format for image file data and the directory structure for file
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
...
<¥FAVORITE¥>*
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
AUTPRINT.MRK
(DPOF file)
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
<¥MISC¥>
(DPOF file folder)
<¥SCENE¥>*
(BESTSHOT folder)
UEXZ4001.JPE
UEXZ4002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
...
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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■ Folder and File Contents
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels)
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• BESTSHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BESTSHOT user setup files.
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BESTSHOT user setups
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV).
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG).
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV).
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
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Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Image files recorded with the CASIO EX-Z4 Digital
Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
• We also strongly recommend that after transferring data
from file memory to other external storage that you
reformat the camera’s file memory and delete its contents
before using it to store more files. Remember that
formatting memory deletes all of its contents. Check to
make sure that you no longer need any of the files in
memory before you format it.
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it
may take a long time for the image to appear on the
display.
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The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie
on a computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to
install DirectX.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Using the Album Feature
Creating an album
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [] (
).
Sample layout
2. Use [] and [] to select “Create”, and then
Album
press [SET].
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”. to appear on the
monitor screen.
• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
Index
Info
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• Creating an album causes a file folder named
“ALBUM”, which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM”
plus other files to be created in camera memory or
on the memory card.
Selecting an Album Layout
IMPORTANT!
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
• Never open the battery compartment cover or
remove the memory card from the camera while an
album is being created. Doing so not only runs the
risk of certain album files being skipped, it can also
result in image data and other data in memory being
corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in
progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 157). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
3. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or the
current Image Type setting.
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Configuring Detailed Album Settings
■ Background Color
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
press [].
■ Album Type
3. Use [] and [] to
There are two album types: “Normal” and “Index/Info”.
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
“Normal” Type
: This type of album displays images in
accordance with the currently selected
layout.
“Index/Info” Type : In addition to the normal album screen,
this type of album also includes
thumbnails of images and detailed
information about each image.
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Image Use
■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
For this purpose:
Select this
setting:
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
View
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
WEB
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
Print
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off,
but the green operation lamp continues to flash for a
few seconds to indicate that the album creation
process is being performed. Never open the battery
compartment cover or remove the memory card
while the green operation lamp is flashing.
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NOTE
Viewing Album Files
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it
can take quite a bit of time to complete auto album
creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not
plan to use the album feature, we suggest that you
keep auto album creation turned off, which shortens
the amount of time the camera takes to power down
completely.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in builtin memory or on the memory card, or access
a memory card with your computer (pages
140, 150).
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is
located inside the folder named “DCIM”.
3. Use your computer’s
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM”.
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in memory
or on the memory card.
Image
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4. If you created the album after selecting
“Normal” type or “Index/Info” as the album
type under “Configuring Detailed Album
Settings” on page 156, you can click one of
the following display options.
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
: Displays information about each image.
Index
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 157), you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to
display the full-size version.
Info
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
AF Area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
NOTES
• When printing an album page, you should set up
your Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are
located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your
Web browser application for details about printing
and configuring settings for printing.
Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Auto Focus area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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Saving an Album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera
contains the applications described below. Installation of
these applications is optional, and you should install only
the ones you want to use.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will
be able to perform USB communication simply by
connecting the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application loads image data saved in JPEG and AVI
format from a digital camera to your computer.
With this camera, you can also load audio snapshot and
voice recording WAV files to your computer.
Photohands (for Windows)
This application is for retouching and printing image files.
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DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Windows
Acrobat Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
See the “Readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Macintosh
See the “readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
NOTE
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the
bundled CD-ROM for details about using Photo
Loader and Photohands. See “Viewing User
Documentation (PDF files)” on page 165 (Windows)
and page 167 (Macintosh) of this manual for more
information.
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Getting Started
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have, you
should install the newer version.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
Selecting a Language
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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Viewing the Contents of the “Read me”
File
Installing an Application
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
You should always read the “Read me” file for any
application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
you want to install.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. Click the “Read me” button for the application
IMPORTANT!
you are going to install.
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and
completely. If you make a mistake when installing
Photo Loader, you may not be able to browse your
existing library information and HTML files that are
created automatically by Photo Loader. In some
cases, image files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than
Windows XP, never connect the camera to your
computer without installing the USB driver from the
CD-ROM first.
IMPORTANT!
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or
before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about
retaining existing libraries.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
manual you want to read.
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.
IMPORTANT!
1. Click the “Register” button.
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on your computer to read user documentation files. If
you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed, you can install it from the bundled CDROM.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
2. After registering, terminate your connection
to the Internet.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Photo Loader
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
open the file named “Important”.
Installing Software
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
Use the following procedures to install the software.
open the file named “readme”.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
IMPORTANT!
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created
using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to
read the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder.
Follow the instructions in the file to use your existing
library management files. Failure to follow this
procedure correctly can result in loss or corruption of
your existing files.
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■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To perform the following procedures, you must have
Acrobat Reader installed on your Macintosh. You can
download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader by
visiting the Adobe Systems website.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
■ To register as a user
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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.
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APPENDIX
L/R Key
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off
● Memory tab menu
REC Mode
Flash
On / Off
On / Off
■ REC mode
Focus
White Balance
On / Off
On / Off
● REC tab menu
ISO
AF Area
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Zoom Position
On / Off
REC Mode
Snapshot /
BESTSHOT /
Self-timer
Size
(
+
)/
Voice
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
2304 x 1728 / 2304 x 1536 (3:2) /
Quality
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Fine / Normal / Economy
Movie /
EV Shift
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
White Balance
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
(Shade) /
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
ISO
AF Area
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200
Spot / Malti
Grid
Digital Zoom
On / Off
On / Off
Review
On / Off
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■ PLAY mode
● Set Up tab menu
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Volume
Startup
File No.
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
● PLAY tab menu
/
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Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval
Calender
Favorites
–
Show / Save / Cancel
DPOF
Protect
Select images / All images / Cancel
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotation
Resize
Rotate / Cancel
1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / Cancel
Trimming
Dubbing
Alarm
–
–
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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● Set Up tab menu
Indicator Lamp Reference
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter / Shutter / Operation /
Volume
Startup
File No.
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational
status of the camera.
Green operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
/
Red operation lamp
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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REC mode
Operation Lamp
Self-timer
Operation Lamp
Lamp
Green
Red
Green
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
Flash is charging.
Pattern 3
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Cannot Auto Focus.
Monitor screen is off.
Pattern 2
Pattern 1
Storing image
Storing movie
Pattern 1
Self-timer countdown
(10 to 3 seconds)
Pattern 2
Self-timer countdown
(3 to 0 seconds)
Pattern 1
Cannot charge flash.
Memory card problem / Memory
Pattern 2
card is unformatted. / BESTSHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Lit
Red
Pattern 3
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Powering down
IMPORTANT!
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Lit
Self-timer
Lamp
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded
images to be lost.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Self-timer
Lamp
The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE]
lamp and a [USB] lamp. These lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the USB cradle
and camera.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
[CHARGE] lamp
enabled)
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
PHOT
O
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
CHAR
GE
[USB] lamp
USB
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
[CHARGE] lamp
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
Color
Red
Status
Lit
Green
Amber
Lit
Lit
Red
Flashing
[USB] lamp
Color
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby
Green
Green
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Meaning
Status
Lit
Charge error
USB connection
Flashing Accessing memory
APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 26).
2) Charge the battery (page 28). If the battery
goes dead soon after being charged, it means
the battery has reached the end of its life and
needs to be replaced. Purchase a separately
available NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 37).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 28).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter release
button is pressed.
1) The mode selector is set to “PLAY”.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
1) Align the mode selector with “REC”.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the
focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is
not compatible with Auto Focus operation (page
48).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 63).
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
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4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
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Playback
Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 28).
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and
have not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 63).
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows
the battery as soon as possible (page 28).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
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Possible Cause
Action
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images
recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge,
impact, etc. while the camera was connected to
another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After the computer stops accessing camera file
memory, press the [USB] button on the USB
cradle. Check to make sure that the [USB] lamp
on the USB cradle is off, and then remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
2) Press [DISP] to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Playback
Symptom
Images are not displayed.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in the REC
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) Camera is not set securely on the USB cradle.
2) USB cable is not connected securely.
3) USB driver is not installed.
4) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check the connection between the camera and
USB cradle.
2) Check all connections.
3) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
140).
4) Press the [USB] button on the USB cradle.
APPENDIX
Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find the image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 99).
Cannot register any
more files.
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to register a BESTSHOT
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups.
• You are attempting to register a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files.
Some problem occurred with the memory card.
Turn off the camera, and remove and then reinsert
the memory card. If the same message appears,
format the memory card (page 136).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try
transferring recoverable files to a computer or
some other storage device.
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
The battery is dead, so the recorded image could
not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the
999th folder. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 107).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the
lens retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action
to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power
again.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 107).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
Printing Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Out of paper
• Out of ink
• Printer internal error
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
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The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is
locked. You cannot store images to or delete
images from a memory card that is locked.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
Specifications
Main Specifications
Product ............................... Digital Camera
Model .................................. EX-Z4
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 111).
There is no file to
register.
You are trying to save an invalid file as a
BESTSHOT user setup, or as an original startup
image.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 136).
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
Image Files Format
Snapshots ....................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies ............................. AVI (Motion JPEG)
Audio ............................... WAV
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 135).
This function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
■ Camera Functions
Recording Media ............... 10MB built-in Flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultimediaCard
Image Size
Snapshots ...................... 2304
2304
1600
1280
640
Movies ............................... 320
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x 1728
x 1536 (3:2)
x 1200
x 960
x 480
x 240
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
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Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
• Snapshots
File Size
(pixels)
2304 x 1728
2304 x 1536
(3:2)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
Effective Pixels .................. 4.0 million
Quality
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 10MB
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
1.9MB
1.5MB
1.1MB
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1050KB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
4
5
7
5
6
8
8
12
24
12
19
34
46
60
96
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30
37
49
31
39
53
52
77
151
81
124
217
289
379
607
Imaging Element ................ 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 4.23 million)
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
Lens/Focal Distance ......... F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=5.8 (W) to
17.4mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 35 (W) to 105 (T) for
35mm film)
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus (AF Mode
(AF Area: Spot or Multi), Macro Mode),
Pan Focus; Infinity Mode; focus lock;
manual focus
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
In the Macro mode, the optical zoom
range is 1x to 1.8x.
• Movies (320 x 240 pixels)
Data Size
Recording
Time
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern by CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
160KB/second max.
One Movie: 60 seconds maximum
Total Movie Time:
60 seconds maximum (built-in memory)
380 seconds maximum (SD 64MB memory card)*
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity
depends on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of a
different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate value.
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Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
(Changes in accordance with recording
mode and ISO sensitivity setting.)
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BESTSHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
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Aperture .............................. F2.6/4.3, auto switching
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
World Time ...................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Input/Output Terminals .... Cradle connector
Microphone ........................ Monaural
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 2.3
meters (1.3´ to 7.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 1.5
meters (1.3´ to 4.9´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
Speaker ............................... Monaural
■ Power Requirements
Power Requirements ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-20) x 1
Recording Functions ........ Snapshot with audio; Macro; self-timer;
BESTSHOT; Movie with audio; voice
recording
Approximate Battery Life:
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*1 (Recording Time)
Number of Shots, Normal
Recording*2 (Recording Time)
Continuous Playback*3
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
Continuous Voice Recording*4
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 40 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
540 shots (90 minutes)
140 shots (70 minutes)
150 minutes
130 minutes
The above values indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
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■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-20)
*2 Normal Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
Rated Voltage .................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance ............ 680 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
Dimensions ........................ 33 (W) x 50 (H) x 4.7 (D) mm
(1.3˝ (W) x 2.0˝ (H) x 0.19˝ (D))
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Weight ................................. Approximately 16 g (0.56 oz)
Power Consumption ......... DC 3.7V Approximately 3.3W
Dimensions ........................ 87(W) x 57(H) x 23.1(D) mm
(3.4˝(W) x 2.2˝(H) x 0.9˝(D))
(excluding projections; 19.7mm (0.8˝)
at thinnest part)
■ USB Cradle (CA-21A)
Input/Output Terminals .... Camera connector; USB port; AC
adaptor terminal (DC IN 5.3V)
Weight ................................. Approximately 129 g (4.5 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Power Consumption ......... DC 5.3V Approximately 3.2W
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP20); USB cradle (CA-21A); Special AC
adaptor (AD-C51G); AC power cord;
USB cable; Strap; CD-ROM; Basic
Reference
Dimensions ........................ 106(W) x 42(H) x 59.5(D) mm
(4.2˝(W) x 1.7˝(H) x 2.3˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 63 g (2.2 oz)
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■ Special AC Adaptor (AD-C51G)
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83 mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650 mA
Dimensions ........................ 78(W) x 20(H) x 39(D) mm
(3.1˝(W) x 0.78˝(H) x 1.5˝(D))
(excluding projections and cable)
Weight ................................. Approximately 90 g (3.2 oz)
Power Supply
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion battery to power this
camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the clock. The date and
time settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off
(from both the battery and USB cradle). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 37).
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the
total pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Lens
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such
as a slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the
characteristics of lens, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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