Casio EX-ZR300 Digital Camera User Manual

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Digital Camera
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
Accessories
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all accessories shown below
are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-130)
USB-AC adaptor
(AD-C53U)
USB cable
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
* The shape of the power
cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
Power cord
Strap
Basic Reference
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Read this first!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport, or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ Charge the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 22
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up Function) . . . 31
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete specific files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Selecting the Recording Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Snapshot Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus)
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area)
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO)
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer)
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance)
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift)
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
❚ Interpreting the Zoom Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)) . . . 56
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . (HDR) . . 62
Shooting Snapshots Digitally Processed for Artistic Effect . . . . (HDR Art) . . 62
❚ To shoot a movie with HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(HDR Art Movie) . . . 63
Expanding the Zoom Range to
Shoot Clearer Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi SR Zoom) . . 64
Shooting a Panorama Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slide Panorama) . . 64
❚❙ Recording Movies
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To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie))
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube)
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . (Snapshot In Movie)
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Shooting Bright Images in
the Dark without Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed Night Shot)
Shooting with a Blurred Background . . . . . . . . . . . (Blurred Background)
Shooting with Artistic Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ART SHOT)
Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Wide Shot)
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . . (High Speed Best Selection)
Configuring the Camera to Help You
Better Time Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction)
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
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Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake)
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❚❙ Advanced Settings
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 92
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Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)) . . .
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . .
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . .
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light) . . .
Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection) . . .
Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous AF) . . .
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom) . . .
Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording . . . . . . . . (Wind Noise Cut) . . .
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . . .
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Changing the Snapshot Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . . 99
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . (T Quality (Snapshot)) . . . 99
Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(» Quality (Movie)) . . 100
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . 100
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO) . . 101
Specifying the ISO Sensitivity Upper Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO High Limit) . . 101
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 102
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering) . . 102
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . . 102
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity) . . 103
Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness) . . 103
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . . 103
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast) . . 103
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing a Panorama Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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❚❙ Other Playback Functions
(PLAY) 116
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 116
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT)
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing)
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting)
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy)
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group)
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print)
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit)
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Inserting a Built-in Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 129
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File) . . 130
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 131
❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 135
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❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Using an SD Memory Card with Built-in LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Transferring Images with an Eye-Fi Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . . 152
❚ Using a Smartphone to Play Back Images Stored on
a FlashAir Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FlashAir) . . 153
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
❚❙ Other Settings
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Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ECO Mode)
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen)
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi)
Configuring FlashAir Card Communication Settings . . . . . . . . (FlashAir)
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Rotate)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Creating an Image Storage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Create Folder)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC)
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out)
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . .(HDMI Output)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format)
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset)
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Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer System Requirements for Software (For Windows) . . . . . . . . .
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram)
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❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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Contents
General Guide
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
Front
Back
1 2 3 4 56 7
9
bk bl bm bn bo
bp
bq
cl ck bt bs br
8
1 Mode dial (pages 29, 37) bkBack lamp
(pages 18, 20, 27, 30,
2 Zoom controller
(pages 30, 53, 111)
3 Shutter button (page 29)
4 Flash (page 43)
5 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 27)
6 Front lamp
(pages 50, 94)
7 Õ (Continuous Shutter)
(page 57)
8 Lens
9 Microphones (page 68)
Bottom
44)
bl[r] (REC) button
(pages 27, 29)
bm[0] (Movie) button
(page 67)
bnStrap holes (page 2)
boTerminal cover
(pages 18, 19, 112,
113, 133, 142, 149)
bp[USB/AV] port
(pages 112, 133, 142,
149)
bq[HDMI OUT] HDMI
output (Mini) (page 113)
br[MENU] button
(page 91)
bs[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 27, 33)
bt[SET] button (page 39)
ckControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 13, 34, 39, 43,
91)
clMonitor screen
(pages 11, 13)
cmBattery/memory card slots (pages 16, 25)
cnTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
coSpeaker
co cn
cm
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
1234567
6Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(During CS shooting, shows allowable CS time
and number of CS images.) (pages 59, 190)
cn
7Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 41, 99)
cm
8Flash (page 43)
cl
9Focus mode (page 45)
ck
bkAF Area (page 48)
blISO sensitivity (page 49)
bmSelf-timer mode (page 50)
bnWhite balance setting (page 51)
bt bs
brbqbp
boExposure compensation (page 52)
bpDate/Time (pages 22, 53, 162)
bqTimestamp indicator (page 162)
1 Metering mode (page 102)
brMovie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 67, 70)/
2 Continuous Shutter mode
(page 57)
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 70)
3 Image deterioration indicator/ bsFocus frame (pages 30, 48)
Zoom (SR) indicator (page 54) btBattery level indicator (page 21)
4 Recording mode (page 29)
ckHistogram (page 181)
5 Remaining snapshot memory clFocal distance
capacity
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
(Displayed here only during CS cmAnti Shake (page 93)
shooting.) (page 59)
cnFace Detection (page 94)
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9
bk
bl
bm
bn
bo
NOTE
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor screen indicates the area that is
recorded when shooting a movie. The area within the frame is recorded for a
movie.
• Depending on recording settings, the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
values may not appear on the monitor screen. These values will be orange if the
Auto Exposure (AE) is not correct for some reason.
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. Movie Recording
12 3
4
5
6
1Recording mode (page 67)
2Audio recording disabled (page 70)
3Remaining movie memory capacity (page 67)
4Movie recording time (page 67)
5Movie recording in progress (page 67)
6 Movie quality (FHD/STD movie) (pages 67, 70)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 70)
7Battery level indicator (page 21)
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. Snapshot Viewing
4Folder name/file name (page 155)
5Snapshot image quality (page 99)
ISO sensitivity (page 49)
bs
5 6
7Aperture value
br
6 8Shutter speed
bq
7 9Date/time (page 163)
8 bkExposure compensation (page 52)
bp
9 blMetering mode (page 102)
bmWhite balance setting (page 121)
bo bn bm bl bk
bnFlash (page 43)
boBattery level indicator (page 21)
bpContinuous Shutter mode (page 57)
1 File type
bqHistogram (page 181)
2 Protect indicator (page 123) brRecording mode (page 29)
3 Snapshot image size (page 41) bsFocal distance
12 3 4
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
. Movie Playback
12 3 4
5
6
7
9
8
1No audio data available
2File type
3Protect indicator (page 123)
4Folder name/file name (page 155)
5Movie recording time (page 104)
6Movie quality/speed (pages 67, 70, 70)
7YouTube (page 74)
8Date/time (page 163)
9Battery level indicator (page 21)
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. CS Image Viewing
1
2
4
1Current image number/number of images in the
group (page 106)
2CS group icon (page 106)
3Playback guide (page 106)
4CS speed (page 106)
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Turning Display Information On and Off
Each press of [8] (DISP) will cycle through display settings that
display or hide on-screen information and the control panel. You
can configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY
mode.
[8] (DISP)
Information on,
control panel on
Displays setting information and the control panel.
Information on,
control panel on,
histogram on
Displays setting information and the
control panel, and a histogram (page 181)
on the left side of the display. Also
displays the remaining movie recording
time as well as a movie image quality
icon.
Information off,
control panel off
Hides setting information and the control panel.
Histogram
• The control panel is not displayed and display information settings cannot be
changed during movie recording.
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What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following eight main functions.
ART SHOT
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common,
ordinary subjects become more novel and exciting.
“ART SHOT” provides the following effects: Toy
Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia,
Monochrome, Miniature.
*See page 81 for more information.
High Speed Night Shot
The camera shoots a series of images and then
merges them into a final image. The result is a bright
image, even if shot in the dark without a flash.
*See page 79 for more information.
Premium Auto PRO
Select Premium Auto PRO recording and the
camera automatically determines whether you
are shooting a subject or scenery, and other
conditions. Premium Auto PRO delivers
higher image quality than standard Auto.
*See page 29 for more information.
Blurred Background
This function analyzes a burst of consecutive images
and then blurs the background behind the main
subject. This creates an effect that really makes the
subject stand out, just like photographs taken with a
single-lens reflex camera.
*See page 80 for more information.
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Wide Shot
With this feature, a number of images are shot and
then combined to produce an image with a super-wide
angle of view that exceeds the widest angle of view
possible with the lens. Converted to 35 mm
equivalents, the focal distances available with this
feature enable shooting with approximate angles of
view of 14 mm and 18 mm.
*See page 83 for more information.
HDR Art / HDR Art Movie
An HDR Art feature combines different parts of a burst
of images shot with different exposures into a final
image and performs high-precision image analysis to
produce final images that are true works of art. HDR
Art also can be used when shooting movies.
*See page 62 for more information.
High Speed Movie
Movies can be recorded at up to 1000 frames per
second. This makes it possible to clearly view
phenomena that are invisible to the human eye, in
slow motion.
*See page 70 for more information.
FHD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality FHD.
(1920x1080 pixels 30 fps)
*See page 70 for more information.
1920x1080 pixels
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
below to load the battery into the camera and charge it.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130)
for power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2.
Load the battery.
Stopper
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in the
direction of the lens), hold the
stopper next to the battery in the
direction indicated by the arrow
as you slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in until
the stopper secures it in place.
OK
NG
Battery
EXILIM logo
3.
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
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To replace the battery
1.
Open the battery cover and
remove the current battery.
Stopper
With the monitor screen side of the
camera facing upwards, slide the
stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow in the illustration. After the
battery pops out, pull it the rest of the
way out of the camera.
2.
Load a new battery.
Charge the Battery
You can use either of the two following methods to charge the camera’s battery.
• USB-AC adaptor
• USB connection to a computer
. To charge with the USB-AC adaptor
1.
Turn off the camera.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Check to make sure that the camera’s monitor screen
is blank. If it isn’t, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off
the camera.
2.
After connecting the
supplied USB cable
to the USB-AC
adaptor, plug the
power cord into a
household power
outlet.
USB cable (included with camera)
Large connector
USB
USB port
Power cord
USB-AC adaptor
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3.
Connect the USB
cable to the camera.
Terminal cover
USB-AC adaptor
The back lamp should
light red, indicating that
charging has started.
The back lamp will go out
when charging is
complete.
USB cable
It takes about
(included with camera)
240 minutes to bring a
fully dead battery to a full
[USB/AV] port
charge.
• A battery that has not
been used for a long
Small connector
time, or ambient
temperature extremes
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned
can cause charging to
with the 4 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
take longer than
the cable to the camera.
normal. If charging
takes longer than
about six hours, a timer will terminate it automatically, even if the battery is not
fully charged. This is indicated by the back lamp flashing red. If the battery has
not been used for a very long time, charging may be terminated automatically
and the back lamp may start flashing red after only about 45 minutes. In either
case, disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then reconnect it to
resume charging.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
Back Lamp Operation
Lamp Status
Back lamp
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, USBAC adaptor problem, battery problem,
or charging terminated by timer (page
175)
Off
Charging complete
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4.
After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
. To charge using a USB connection to a computer
The battery loaded in the camera is charged whenever the camera is connected
directly to a computer with the USB cable.
• Depending on the setup of your computer, you may not be able to charge the
camera’s battery over a USB connection. If this happens, use of the USB-AC
adaptor that comes with the camera is recommended.
IMPORTANT!
• The first time you connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable, an
error message may appear on your computer. If this happens, disconnect and then
reconnect the USB cable.
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera.
2.
With your computer turned on, connect the camera to it.
USB cable (included with camera)
[USB/AV] port
Large connector
Small connector
USB port
Terminal cover
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light red. After a short while, the camera will turn on
automatically and the back lamp will light amber to indicate that charging has
started. The back lamp will light green when charging is complete. Note,
however, that some computer models or connection conditions can produce low
supply capacity. If low supply capacity exists, charging will start without the
camera turning on. This is indicated by the back lamp lighting red. The back lamp
will go out in this case after charging is complete.
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• A battery that has not been used for a long time, certain types of computers,
and connection conditions can cause charging to take more than
approximately six hours, which will trigger a timer that terminates charging
automatically, even if the battery is not fully charged. If this happens,
disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable to restart charging. To complete
charging faster, use of the included USB-AC adaptor is recommended.
• If the battery has not been used for a very long time, charging may terminate
automatically and the back lamp may start flashing red or go out after only
about 30 minutes to 45 minutes. In either case, use of the USB-AC adaptor that
comes with the camera is recommended.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
Back Lamp Operation
Lamp Status
3.
Back lamp
Description
Lit Amber
Charging
Lit Red
Charging in progress (Data transfer with
computer not supported.)
Flashing Red/Off
Abnormal ambient temperature, battery
problem, or charging terminated by
timer (page 175)
Lit Green
Charging complete, or charging stopped
After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then from the computer.
NOTE
• Charging continues while a camera is connected to a computer’s USB port, even if
the camera is turned off. Under this condition, the back lamp operates as described
under “Back Lamp Operation” (page 18).
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IMPORTANT!
• Charging is not performed while the connected computer is in the hibernate mode.
• A charging error can occur immediately after charging begins or some time after
charging begins. A charging error is indicated by the back lamp flashing red.
• If low supply capacity exists due to your computer model or connection conditions,
charging will start without the camera turning on. Turning on the camera in this
case will cause charging to stop and enter USB data communication between the
camera and the computer. The camera’s back lamp will be lit green at this time.
Other Charging Precautions
• With the two charging methods described above, you can charge the camera’s
battery (NP-130) without removing it from the camera. You also can charge the
battery using an optionally available charger unit (BC-130L). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• USB charging devices and power supply devices are subject to fixed standards.
Use of an inferior device or a device that is not up to standard can cause
malfunction and/or failure of your camera.
• Operation is not guaranteed in the case of a computer built or modified by you.
Even in the case of a commercially available computer, certain USB port
specifications may make it impossible to charge via the USB cable.
• A battery that is still warm immediately after normal use may not charge fully. Give
the battery time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the USB-AC adaptor into an outlet that is further away from
the TV or radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
• Do not use the USB-AC adaptor with any other device.
Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
Remaining Power
High
Battery Indicator
Indicator Color
Cyan
Low
*
*
* Amber
*
*
Red
*
Red
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
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Recording is not possible when
is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about 30 days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
162).
• See page 195 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• Entering the “ECO Mode” enables low-power operation (page 158).
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 43).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 164, 164).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 95).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 163). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1.
2.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on
the camera.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then
press [SET].
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[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
[0] (Movie)
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3.
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[0] (Movie).
5.
After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: page 163
– Date and time: page 162
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
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Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 190.
Supported Memory Cards
– SD Memory Card (Up to 2GB)
– SDHC Memory Card (2GB to 32GB)
– SDXC Memory Card (32GB to 2TB)
Use one of the above types of memory card.
• The above are supported memory card types as of March 2012.
• Noted memory card capacities are standard values.
• Use only SD cards that are compliant with the SD Card Association specification.
• This camera supports use of Eye-Fi cards and FlashAir cards.
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds, and even can make it
impossible to store High Quality movies correctly. Also, use of certain types of
memory cards slows down data transfer and increases the time it takes to record
movie data, which can result in movie frames being dropped. The Y indicator on the
monitor screen turns yellow to indicate that frames are being dropped. In order to
avoid problems such as these, use of an Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is
recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation
of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
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To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off
the camera and then open the
battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
2.
Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
Front
Front
3.
Back
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 24) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release it. This
will cause it to pop out of the memory card slot
slightly. Pull the card out the rest of the way and
then insert another one.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause
the image save operation to fail and even
damage the memory card.
To format (initialize) a new memory card
Before using a memory card for the first time with the camera, you must format it.
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card, formatting on a
computer can result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
• Formatting a FlashAir card with the camera will delete files on the card that are
required for communication. For details about formatting, see the instructions that
come with the memory card.
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
Pressing [ON/OFF] (Power) enters the REC mode
so you can record images. Pressing [p] (PLAY)
while in the REC mode enters the PLAY mode,
which you can use to view snapshots and movies
(pages 33, 104).
• Pressing [r] (REC) while in the PLAY mode
returns to the REC mode.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends.
Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot
extend creates the risk of malfunction.
• About 10 seconds after you press [p] (PLAY)
to enter the PLAY mode, the lens will retract into
the camera.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages
164, 164) will turn off power automatically if you
do not perform any operation for a preset amount
of time.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY)
[r] (REC)
To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
NOTE
• You also can configure the camera to turn on or off when you press [r] (REC)
(page 165).
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Holding the Camera Correctly
Your images will not come out
Horizontal
Vertical
clearly if you move the camera
when you press the shutter
button. When pressing the
shutter button, be sure to hold
the camera as shown in the
illustration, and keep it still by
pressing your arms firmly
against your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still,
Hold the camera so the flash is above the lens.
carefully press the shutter button
and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter
releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is especially important when
available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not
Flash
cover any of the areas indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally dropping the
Front lamp
camera, attach the wrist strap and make sure it is
around your fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it for any other purpose.
• When the “Auto Rotate” setting is turned on, the
Lens
camera will detect whether it is being held vertically
or horizontally when a snapshot image is shot.
When you display an image shot with the camera held vertically, the image is
rotated automatically 90 degrees when displayed on the monitor screen (page
159).
IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not blocking or
are not too close to the flash. Fingers can cause unwanted
shadows when using the flash.
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To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
You can select one of two auto recording modes (Auto or Premium Auto PRO)
according to your digital imaging needs.
R Auto
Ÿ Premium Auto
PRO
1.
This is the standard Auto recording mode.
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera automatically
determines whether you are shooting a subject or scenery,
and other conditions. Premium Auto PRO recording delivers
higher image quality than standard Auto recording.
• It also requires more power (and runs down the battery
quicker) than Auto.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC).
2.
Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto PRO) to select
Auto recording mode.
Auto recording mode icon
Monitor screen
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Shutter button
Mode dial
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 190)
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To shoot a snapshot
1.
Point the camera at the subject.
If you are using Premium Auto PRO, text will appear in
the lower right corner of the monitor screen describing the
type of shot the camera has detected.
• You can zoom the image, if you want.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Appears when the
camera detects it is
stationary on a tripod.
Zoom controller
If the camera decides that it needs to shoot a series of images with Continuous Shutter
(CS), it will display “Š”. Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until
shooting of all of the CS images is complete.
2.
Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
Back lamp
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light green,
and the focus frame will turn green.
Focus frame
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed at.
Mastering how much pressure is required for a
half-press and a full-press of the shutter button
is an important technique for good-looking
images.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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3.
Continuing to keep the camera still,
press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
Full-press
This records the snapshot.
Snap (Image is recorded.)
Recording a Movie
[0] (Movie)
Press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording. Press [0] (Movie)
again to stop movie recording. See the following pages for
details.
Standard movie (STD movie): page 67
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 70
High speed movie (HS movie): page 70
Recording Beautiful Portraits (Make-up Function)
The Premium Auto PRO Make-up Function smoothes the skin texture of the subject
and softens facial shadows caused by harsh sunlight for better looking portraits.
There are three different Make-up Level settings: Off, Standard, and High.
1.
Enter the Premium Auto PRO mode (page 29).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel option from the bottom
(Make-up Level).
4.
Use [4] and [6] to select the Make-up Level setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• There are three available settings: “Off”, “Standard”, and “High”.
5.
Shoot the image.
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. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. Shooting with Auto
If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 47) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 48) for more information.
. Shooting with Premium Auto PRO
• In addition to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, the camera
automatically executes the following operation as required when shooting with
Premium Auto PRO.
– Auto Focus is normally performed until you half-press the shutter button.
– Intelligent AF (page 48)
– Face Detection (page 94)
• Shooting with Premium Auto PRO can cause vibration and noise to occur due to
lens operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
• When Shooting with Premium Auto PRO, the message “Processing Premium Auto.
Please wait...” may appear on the monitor screen. If you feel the camera is taking
too long to process data, try shooting with standard Auto instead.
• In some cases, Premium Auto PRO may not be able to interpret the shooting
environment correctly. If this happens, shoot with standard Auto.
• If “Š” is displayed, the camera will shoot a series of images with Continuous
Shutter (CS). Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until shooting
of all of the CS images is complete.
• Certain flash settings (page 43) can limit environmental factors detectable by
Premium Auto PRO.
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 104.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
106.
1.
Turn on the camera and press [p]
(PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 12).
• You also can clear the information to
[p] (PLAY)
view only the snapshot (page 13).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 111). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
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Deleting Snapshots and Movies
If memory becomes full, you can delete snapshots and movies you no longer need in
order to free up storage and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
107.
• The delete menu will not appear if you press [2] (
) while “On” is selected for
the camera’s “Ü Disabled” setting (page 165). You can delete files only while “Off”
is selected for “Ü Disabled”.
To delete a single file
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] (
).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
• If a CS group (page 106) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
To delete specific files
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] (
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
).
• This displays a file selection screen.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
• You can enlarge the selected image before deleting it by sliding the zoom
controller towards z ([).
4.
Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [MENU].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” in step 5 and then press [SET].
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To delete all files
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] (
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
).
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining onto the lens, block the light with your hand.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 99).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Other Precautions
• The slower the shutter speed, the greater the possibility that noticeable noise will
be generated in an image. Because of this, the camera automatically performs a
noise reduction at slow shutter speeds. The noise reduction process causes it to
take longer to record images at lower shutter speeds. The shutter speeds for which
noise reduction is performed depend on the camera setup and shooting conditions.
• A noise reduction process is performed when ISO sensitivity is set to a high value.
This can cause the camera to take relatively longer to be ready to shoot again after
you press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation while the image
recording operation is in progress.
• Due to the characteristics of the imaging element used by the camera, very fast
moving objects in an image may appear distorted.
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Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist light to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 47) or Manual Focus (page
45).
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Selecting the Recording Mode
Your camera has a variety of different recording
modes. Before recording an image, rotate the mode
dial to select the recording mode that suits the type of
image you are trying to record.
Mode dial
t Auto
Standard Auto recording mode. This is the mode you normally should use
(page 29).
Ÿ Premium Auto PRO
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera automatically determines
whether you are shooting a subject or scenery, and other conditions. Premium
Auto PRO recording delivers higher image quality than standard Auto recording
(page 29).
b BEST SHOT
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and the camera sets
up automatically for beautiful images every time (page 76).
s Slide Panorama
With Slide Panorama, you move the camera to compose and record multiple
images, which are then combined to a panorama. This feature lets you shoot a
panorama of up to 360 degrees, which is dramatically greater than the physical
capabilities of the lens (page 64).
j Multi SR Zoom
This feature uses super resolution technology and multiple Continuous Shutter
(CS) images to expand the zoom range for overall images of higher quality and
clarity (page 64).
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
4 Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel
option from the bottom (shutter speed).
5 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed
setting.
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Aperture value
Shutter speed
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S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other
settings are adjusted accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
Shutter speed
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (shutter speed).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed setting.
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the shutter speed
setting and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other settings
are adjusted accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
Aperture value
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the aperture setting
and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
a HDR Art
This feature applies HDR (High Dynamic Range, page 62) photography to
transform snapshots and movies into works of art that provide a greater degree
of expression than conventional imaging. You can also adjust the intensity of
the art effect that is applied (page 89).
h HDR
With HDR (High Dynamic Range), the camera shoots a series of CS images
using different exposure settings and combines them into a final image to
correct for overexposure or underexposure of subjects of different brightness
levels (page 62).
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IMPORTANT!
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you want when shooting an image
that is very dark or very bright. If this happens, use the M mode to adjust the
aperture or shutter speed manually.
• In the S mode, ISO sensitivity (page 49) always operates according to its “AUTO”
setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode.
• While A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode, the flash will not fire if >
(Auto Flash) or ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode. If you want
the flash to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
• The displayed ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or aperture value will turn orange
when you half-press the shutter button if the image is overexposed or
underexposed.
Using the Control Panel
The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1.
[8] [2] [4] [6]
In the REC mode, press [SET].
• You can also display the control panel by pressing
[2].
• When using a BEST SHOT (page 76) scene to shoot,
you must press [2] to display the control panel.
[SET]
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
This will select one of the control panel icons and display its settings.*1
1Image size/Quality*2 (pages 41, 99)
2Flash (page 43)
3Focus (page 45)
4AF Area (page 48)
5ISO sensitivity (page 49)
6Self-timer (page 50)
7White balance (page 51)
8EV shift (page 52)
9Date/Time (page 53)
Control panel
*1 Items displayed in the control panel depend on the recording mode.
*2 Image quality cannot be changed using the control panel.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 11) that is set to its initial
default (reset) setting. An icon will appear only if you change the setting of the
corresponding Control Panel option. The following are the initial defaults for Control
Panel options.
– Flash: Auto Flash
– Focus: Auto Focus
– AF Area: Spot
– ISO Sensitivity: AUTO
– Self-timer: Off
– White Balance: Auto WB
– EV Shift: ±0
• You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed
above (page 91).
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Changing the Snapshot Image Size (Size)
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size)
through a print service, attaching an image to
e-mail, when viewing the image on a
computer, etc.
Pixel
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
16M (4608x3456) size image =
Approximately 16 million pixels
4608*
3456*
VGA (640x480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
640*
480*
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Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as poster size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail, etc.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 190.
• For information about movie image size, see page 100.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 126.
. To select the snapshot image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top control panel option (Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
16M (4608x3456)
Poster Print
3:2 (4608x3072)
Poster Print
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for
images cropped (page 126) from the
original
16:9 (4608x2592)
HDTV
10M (3648x2736)
Poster Print
5M (2560x1920)
A4 Print
3M (2048x1536)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity
is relatively more important than image
quality.
VGA (640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better
when attaching images to e-mail.
However, images are relatively coarser.
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is 16M (16 million pixels).
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
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• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has
an aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio
of television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are
compatible with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only
(200 dpi print resolution).
• Available image sizes are limited for some functions as noted below.
16M
This image size cannot be selected when using “High Speed Night
Shot”. Selecting “16M” in another mode and then switching to “High
Speed Night Shot” will cause the image size to change to “10M”
automatically.
3:2,
16:9
These image sizes cannot be selected when using “High Speed CS” or
“High Speed Night Shot”. Selecting “3:2” or “16:9” in another mode and
then switching to “High Speed CS” will cause the image size to change
to “16M” automatically. In the case of “High Speed Night Shot”, the
image size will change to “10M” automatically.
Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
once.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press
[SET].
)
Flash
[2] (
)
> Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
? Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
< Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
¥ Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
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3.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to indicate that image
recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until the
lamp stops flashing orange, which indicates that charging is
complete.
< indicates the flash will fire.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 194.
IMPORTANT!
• Foreign matter on the flash window can react with the light of the flash, producing
some smoke and abnormal odor. Though this does not indicate malfunction, oil
from your fingers and other foreign matter when left on the flash window can
become difficult to clean off later. Because of this, you should make it a regular
habit to wipe the window clean regularly with a soft, dry cloth.
NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time (page 194) depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.).
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photography is prohibited.
• While A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode, the flash will not fire if >
(Auto Flash) or ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode. If you want
the flash to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
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Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking
directly at the camera (flash).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from
the camera.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the top
(Focus).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Settings
Q Auto
Focus
Type of Shot
General
recording
Focus Mode
Snapshot
Automatic
Movies
Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot
Movies
Automatic*3
Approximately 5 cm to
9 (infinity) (2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
Close ups
Automatic
Automatic*3
Approximately 1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
(Fifth step zoom from the
Widest Angle setting)*2
Á Super
Close ups
Macro
Automatic
Automatic*3
Approximately 1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
´
Macro
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed
W
Manual
Focus
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
Infinity (Wide Angle)
Approximately 5 cm to
9 (infinity) (2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The focus range depends on the current optical zoom position.
*3 During High Speed Movie recording, focus is fixed at the position where it was
when recording started. To focus an image, half-press the shutter button for Auto
Focus or focus manually before you press [0] (Movie) to start recording.
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Super Macro
Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest
distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images.
NOTE
• Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed
when you slide the zoom controller.
To focus with manual focus
1.
On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2.
Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary
will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids
in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for
two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed,
the screen in step 1 will re-appear.
Yellow boundary
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• In the case of movie recording, Auto Macro operates before you start recording.
After recording is started, however, focus is fixed.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below. Note that the focus range is displayed
including the Auto Macro range only when shooting with Auto Focus.
Example: oo* cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
96) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
• Turning on “Face Detection” causes the focus mode to change automatically to Q
(Auto Focus). Changing the focus mode setting to anything other than Q (Auto
Focus) causes “Face Detection” to turn off automatically.
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Using Focus Lock
Subject to be focused on
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
for the Auto Focus area (page 48).
1.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then halfpress the shutter button.
2.
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
Focus frame
• When “Ë Tracking” is selected as the Auto Focus
area, the focus frame will move automatically and
follow the subject.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto Focus metering area for
shooting snapshots.
• When recording movies, the AF metering area is always “Í Spot”.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top
(AF Area).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Ò Intelligent
The camera automatically determines the focus point on the
screen and focuses there (intelligent AF).
• Face detection (page 94) operates automatically.
Í Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the
image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 47).
È Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among
nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the
camera focuses will be displayed in green.
Ë Tracking
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is
selected, the focus frame will follow the movement of the subject.
“Ò Intelligent”
“Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
“È Multi”
Focus frame
Focus frame
Focus frame
• Auto Focus is disabled when W (Manual Focus) is selected for the focus mode,
even if you select an AF area.
• With some BEST SHOT scenes, there are restrictions on the use of AF area
settings. Because of this, you may not be able to use certain settings or you may
not be able to specify any AF Area setting.
• “È Multi” cannot be selected for the AF area while Face Detection is enabled.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel option from the top
(ISO Sensitivity).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
AUTO
(Auto)
ISO 80
ISO 100
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
Lower
sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Less noise
Fast shutter speed (Set
for shooting in dimly lit
areas.)
Some coarseness
(increased digital
noise)
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
Higher
ISO 3200 sensitivity
• While “AUTO” is selected, Anti Shake corrects for subject movement only
(page 93).
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
• Since higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images, the
camera performs a noise filtering process. Because of this, it may take
relatively longer for the camera to finish recording an image after it is shot. You
will not be able to perform any key operation while image recording is in
progress.
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Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the
bottom (Self-timer).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Ñ 10 sec 10-second Self-timer
Ì 2 sec
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter speed,
you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to camera
movement.
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button
is pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready
Ï X3
after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera
(Triple Selfto get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings,
timer)
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
Î Off
Self-timer is disabled.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in
progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by
pressing [SET].
Front lamp
NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
High Speed CS with Prerecord CS, Prerecord (Movie), Lag Correction, Slide
Panorama, Wide Shot
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Movie, High Speed CS, Multi SR Zoom, High Speed Night Shot, High Speed Best
Selection, For YouTube, Blurred Background
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Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the
bottom (White Balance).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then
press [SET].
‡ Auto WB
Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
¤ Daylight
For shooting outdoors on a clear day
' Overcast
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the
shade, etc.
“ Shade
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
† Day White
Fluorescent
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
– Daylight
Fluorescent
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
« Tungsten
For shooting under light bulb lighting
· Manual WB
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
Blank white paper
1 Select “· Manual WB”.
2 Under the lighting conditions you plan
to use when shooting, point the
camera at a blank white piece of paper
so it fills the entire monitor screen and
then press the shutter button.
3 Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
• When “‡ Auto WB” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera
automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors
and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to
determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment
impossible. If this happens, select the white balance setting that matches your
shooting conditions (Daylight, Overcast, etc.).
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Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the
bottom (EV Shift).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[6]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[4]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change
the EV value to 0.0.
4.
Exposure compensation value
Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation
value you set remains in effect until you change it or turn off the camera (which
causes it to revert to “0.0”).
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom control panel option (Date/Time).
You can use [4] and [6] to select date or time display.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display styles (page 163) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with Zoom
Your camera is equipped with various types of zoom: optical zoom, HD Zoom, Single
SR Zoom, Multi SR Zoom, and digital zoom. The maximum zoom factor depends on
the image size setting and the digital zoom on/off settings.
Optical zoom
Changes the lens focal distance.
HD Zoom
Allows greater zoom capabilities by cutting out a portion of the
original image and enlarging it.
Single SR Zoom
Applies super resolution technology to suppress image
deterioration (page 55).
Multi SR Zoom
Shoots a burst of High Speed CS images, which are then
combined into a final image to suppress image quality
deterioration across a range that is greater than Single SR
Zoom. (Multi SR Zoom is enabled only when the “Multi SR
Zoom” recording mode is selected.) (page 64)
Digital zoom
Digitally processes the center of the image to enlarge it.
1.
In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
w (Wide Angle): Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range.
z (Telephoto) : Enlarges the subject and narrows the range.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
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NOTE
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Except for High Speed Movie, zoom operations are supported during movie
recording. Zoom operations are disabled during high speed movie recording. To
use zoom, perform the zoom operation before you press [0] (Movie) to start
recording.
• Zoom operations are not supporting during Slide Panorama shooting. The zoom
setting is fixed at full wide angle.
• Zoom operations are not supported during Wide Shot shooting. The zoom setting
is fixed at full wide angle.
Interpreting the Zoom Bar
During a zoom operation, a zoom bar appears on the monitor screen to show the
current zoom setting.
Range where image deterioration is suppressed.
(optical zoom, HD Zoom,
Single SR Zoom, Multi SR Zoom)
1X
Deteriorated image range
(digital zoom)
50.0X to 199.3X
Zoom pointer
(Indicates current zoom.)
Optical zoom limit point
• 12.5X optical zoom point
Point from which image deteriorates
• The location of this point depends on the image size, the “Zoom (SR)”
setting, and whether Multi SR Zoom is enabled.
Zoom (SR) Setting
Point from which image
deteriorates
Off
12.5X to 90.0X
Single (Single SR Zoom)
18.8X to 134.8X
Multi SR Zoom
25.0X to 179.6X
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. Zoom Icon
The appearance of the zoom icon on the monitor screen depends on the zoom factor.
Optical zoom
Not displayed
HD Zoom
Not displayed
Single SR Zoom
ç (White)
Multi SR Zoom
(Orange)
Digital zoom
ê
. Zoom Factor
The digital zoom factor depends on the image size (page 41), the super resolution
zoom setting, and on whether or not “Multi SR Zoom” is selected (page 64).
• Multi SR Zoom is enabled only when the “Multi SR Zoom” recording mode is
selected.
Image
size
Maximum zoom factor where image deterioration
can be suppressed
Total maximum
zoom factor
Zoom (SR): Off
Zoom (SR):
Single
Multi SR Zoom
16M
12.5X
18.8X
25.0X
50.0X
3:2
12.5X
18.8X
25.0X
50.0X
16:9
12.5X
18.8X
25.0X
50.0X
10M
15.8X
23.6X
31.6X
63.1X
5M
22.5X
33.8X
45.0X
90.0X
3M
28.1X
42.1X
56.3X
112.3X
VGA
90.0X
134.8X
179.6X
199.3X
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Zooming with Super Resolution (Zoom (SR))
There are two types of Super Resolution Zoom: Single SR Zoom and Multi SR Zoom.
Single SR Zoom uses super resolution to expand the zoom range in which image
quality deterioration is minimized. Multi SR Zoom shoots a series of High Speed CS
images, which are then combined into final image to suppress image quality
deterioration across a range that is greater than Single SR Zoom. For information
about the effective zoom factor ranges in which Super Resolution Zoom is effective,
see page 55.
The procedure below shows how to configure Single SR Zoom settings. For
information about Multi SR Zoom, see page 64.
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Zoom (SR)” and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Single” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• Single SR Zoom is effective when you want to capture delicate textures.
• Single SR Zoom does not work during movie recording.
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with Single SR Zoom.
Triple Self-timer, HDR, HDR Art, Slide Panorama, Multi SR Zoom, some BEST
SHOT scenes
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Using Continuous Shutter
Pressing [Õ] (Continuous Shutter) toggles
between the Continuous Shutter mode and the
Single Shot mode (page 29).
[Õ] (Continuous Shutter)
Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS
With High Speed CS, you can configure the camera to shoot at a speed of 3, 5, 10,
15, or 30 images per second, as long as you keep the shutter button and there is
memory available to store the images. With Prerecord CS, half-pressing the shutter
button starts continual pre-recording of images to a temporary buffer. Then when you
press the shutter button the rest of the way down, the camera stores what is currently
in the buffer and starts real-time continuous shutter recording of new images. Realtime recording continues until you release the shutter button or until a total of up to
30 images (buffer images plus new images) are recorded. You can configure
Prerecord CS to specify how many of the 30 images are recorded in the buffer and
how many are recorded after you fully press the shutter button. Use Prerecord CS
when you want to make sure you do not miss fast-moving action.
Shutter button half-press
Shutter button full-press
Shutter button release
Recorded images (up to 30 images)
Pre-recorded images
Continuous recording of images until shutter
button released*
* You can record up to 30 images (pre-recorded buffer images plus real-time
images) for each Prerecord CS operation.
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• You can specify 5, 10, 20, or 30 as the maximum number of shots for each
continuous shutter operation.
• You can specify anywhere from 1 second up to 10 seconds as the continuous
shutter shooting time, which is the amount of time of the pre-record buffer plus the
amount of time that continuous shutter recording is performed after the shutter
button is pressed all the way. The maximum shooting time depends on the
selected CS speed. You can select a CS speed in the range of 3 to 30 fps.
30 images per second
You can shoot up to 30 images in 1 second.
(30 fps)
3 images per second
(3 fps)
You can shoot up to 10 images over 30 seconds.
• You can configure the mode so up to 25 images are pre-recorded to the buffer until
you fully press the shutter button.
• The minimum number of pre-recorded buffer images you can specify is three. Total
recording time depends on the current continuous shutter frames-per-second (fps)
setting.
• Specifying zero for the number of pre-recorded images disables Prerecord CS and
performs High Speed CS only (without pre-recording). Note that the mechanical
shutter is used when shooting with High Speed CS.
. Getting Ready
1.
Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto).
2.
Press [Õ] (Continuous Shutter).
High Speed CS icon
• This will display Š (High Speed CS). If this does
not happen, press [Õ] again.
3.
Press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second control
panel option from the top (High Speed CS fps).
5.
Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter
(CS) speed you want.
3 to 30 fps
CS speed
Enables specification of the number of CS images recorded per
second.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the top (Max CS shots).
7.
Use [4] and [6] to select the maximum number of shots for each
continuous shutter operation.
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8.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top
(Prerecord CS shots).
9.
Use [4] and [6] to specify how many of the 30 images and for how
long images should be pre-recorded in the buffer.
• Prerecord CS shooting is not performed when the number of buffer images and
the recording time are both zero. Note that the mechanical shutter is used
when shooting with High Speed CS.
Shutter button full-press
Number of pre-record
images and pre-record
time
10.
Number of remaining images
and remaining recording time
after the shutter button fullpress
Press [SET].
• The approximate number of recordable CS images will appear on the monitor
screen.
Allowable CS time*/Number of CS images
*Appears only if you are using Prerecord CS.
Remaining snapshot memory capacity
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. Shooting Images
1.
Half-press the shutter button.
This will cause the camera to start pre-recording images.
• The camera will not emit a shutter sound when you half-press the shutter
button while Prerecord CS is selected.
• If you release the half-pressed shutter button before pressing it the rest of the
way down, all of the pre-recorded images currently in the buffer will be deleted.
2.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the
way down.
This will record the images in the pre-record buffer and start recording new
images in real-time. Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter
button depressed.
3.
Real-time shooting will stop when you release the shutter button or
after the maximum number of shots is reached.
NOTE
• Note the following when selecting a High Speed CS speed (fps) setting.
– Use a higher High Speed CS speed (fps) setting when shooting a fast-moving
subject.
– Use a slower High Speed CS speed (fps) setting when shooting a slower-moving
subject.
• Note the following when selecting a High Speed CS maximum number of shots
setting.
– The greater the number of shots, the longer it takes to save them after shooting
is complete.
• Note the following when specifying a Prerecord CS shots setting.
– A setting that results in a Prerecord CS operation that takes at least 0.3 seconds
is recommended because there is a minimal lag from about 0.1 seconds to
0.3 seconds between the point you decide to shoot and the point that the shutter
button is fully depressed.
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Continuous Shutter Precautions
• You can use the Manual Mode while a continuous shutter mode is selected. To do
so, set the mode dial to [A], [S], or [M].
• When shooting CS images, the snapshot image quality automatically changes to
“Normal”.
• If there is not enough available capacity on the memory card, you may not be able
to record the number of CS images indicated on the monitor screen. Make sure
your memory card has sufficient remaining capacity before shooting with using
continuous shutter.
• With High Speed CS, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for
successive images as well.
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still until shooting is
finished.
• With High Speed CS, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash Off).
• Zoom is disabled during continuous shutter operations.
• The following image sizes cannot be selected while shooting with High Speed CS:
“3:2”, “16:9”. Entering the High Speed CS mode while any one of these image
sizes is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “16M”
automatically.
• With High Speed CS, the maximum number of images that can be recorded during
each session is limited, regardless of how much memory card storage capacity is
available.
High Speed CS
•
•
•
•
Specified maximum number of continuous shutter shots
(Max CS shots)
The number of images will be restricted even further or shooting may be impossible
when remaining memory card capacity is less than the allowable number of images
for a particular CS mode.
The Triple Self-time cannot be used in the High Speed CS mode.
The Self-timer cannot be used in the Prerecord CS mode.
You cannot enter the Continuous Shutter (CS) mode while Premium Auto PRO is
being used. The camera will automatically shoot a series of images if it determines
current shooting conditions require it.
Single SR Zoom and Multi SR Zoom cannot be used in combination with High
Speed CS.
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Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure
(HDR)
With HDR (High Dynamic Range), the camera shoots a series of CS images using
different exposure settings and combines them into a final image to correct for
overexposure or underexposure of subjects of different brightness levels.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [h] (HDR).
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• HDR works best when shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod.
• Shooting with this function causes the flash setting to change automatically to ?
(Flash Off).
• Anti Shake correction performed to compensate for camera movement while
shooting with this function results in an image area that is narrower than normal.
• The desired HDR effect may not be attained if the camera or subject moves during
shooting.
• Depending on shooting conditions and image composition, this function may not be
able to produce the desired result.
Shooting Snapshots Digitally Processed for Artistic Effect
(HDR Art)
This feature applies HDR (High Dynamic Range, page 62) photography to transform
snapshots and movies into works of art that provide a greater degree of expression
than conventional imaging. You can also adjust the intensity of the art effect that is
applied (page 89).
Normal image
HDR Art image
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [a] (HDR Art).
2.
Press [SET] and then use [8] and [2] to select the second control
panel option from the top (Art Effect).
• You also can select the Art Effect item by simply pressing [2].
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3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the
intensity of the art effect.
Art Effect: 1
Weak
Art Effect: 2
Normal
4.
Press [SET].
Art Effect: 3
Strong
5.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
• After you press the shutter button, the message “Busy... Please wait...” will
appear on the monitor screen to indicate that recording is in progress. Keep the
camera still while this message is displayed. The recording process takes
some time to complete after the message appears. Image shooting is disabled
while the message is displayed.
NOTE
• HDR Art works best when shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod.
• Shooting with this function causes the flash setting to change automatically to ?
(Flash Off).
• Anti Shake correction performed to compensate for camera movement while
shooting with this function results in an image area that is narrower than normal.
• The desired HDR Art effect may not be attained if the camera or subject moves
during shooting.
• Depending on shooting conditions and image composition, this function may not be
able to produce the desired result.
To shoot a movie with HDR Art (HDR Art Movie)
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [a] (HDR Art).
2.
Record the movie the same way as you would a normal movie
(page 67).
Press [0] (Movie) to start and stop recording.
IMPORTANT!
• Certain shooting conditions when shooting a movie with this function can cause the
image and audio to be out of sync.
• “Art Effect” settings are not reflected in movies.
NOTE
• With HDR Art Movie, the “» Quality” setting can be either “HD” or “STD” only
(page 100).
• When any “» Quality” setting other than “STD” is selected in another mode, the
“HD” setting is used when shooting with HDR Art Movie.
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Expanding the Zoom Range to Shoot Clearer Snapshots
(Multi SR Zoom)
This feature uses super resolution technology and multiple Continuous Shutter (CS)
images to expand the zoom range for overall images of higher quality and clarity
(page 56).
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [j] (Multi SR Zoom).
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• Multi SR Zoom is effective when you want to capture delicate textures.
• The current “Zoom (SR)” (page 56) setting is ignored when shooting with this
function.
• With Multi SR Zoom, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash Off).
• The desired Multi SR Zoom effect may not be attained if the camera or subject
moves during shooting.
• Depending on shooting conditions and image composition, Multi SR Zoom may not
be able to produce the desired result.
• When shooting with this feature, “ISO 3200” cannot be selected for “ISO
Sensitivity” (page 101).
Shooting a Panorama Image (Slide Panorama)
With Slide Panorama, you move the camera to compose
and record multiple images, which are then combined to a
panorama. This feature lets you shoot a panorama of up to
360 degrees, which is dramatically greater than the physical
capabilities of the lens.
• The final panorama image can be one of the two sizes shown below.
Slide Direction is Right or Left: Maximum 11520x1080 pixels
Slide Direction is Up or Down: Maximum 1920x7296 pixels
• Zoom operations are not supporting during Slide Panorama shooting. The zoom
setting is fixed at full wide angle.
• You can use Slide Panorama to shoot a horizontal image up to approximately 360
degrees and a vertical image up to approximately 180 degrees.
If you shoot a horizontal Slide Panorama image that is less than 360 degrees, the
image size will become 60, 120, 180, 240, or 300 degrees.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [s] (Slide Panorama).
2.
Press [SET] and then use [8] and [2] to select the second control
panel option from the top (Slide Direction).
• You also can select the Slide Direction item by simply pressing [2].
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3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the direction you are planning to move the
camera while shooting, and then press [SET].
You can select one of four directions: Right, Left, Up, or Down.
4.
Point the camera at the start of the panorama and half-press the
shutter button to allow the camera to focus automatically.
5.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down
and a slide cursor will appear on the monitor
screen. Slowly move the camera in the direction
indicated by the arrow on the screen until the
slide cursor reaches the other end of its
movement range (i.e. all the way to the right
when moving the camera to the right).
• The camera will start composing the panorama image
Slide cursor
internally when the slide cursor reached the other end
of the movement range.
• Image composing also will start automatically if you stop moving the camera
during panorama shooting. After you stop moving the camera, the message
“Busy... Please wait...” appears as the camera processes the image. Wait until
this message disappears before using the camera. Image shooting is disabled
while the message is displayed.
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NOTE
• The following conditions are not compatible with Slide Panorama shooting.
– Subject whose brightness is very different from that of its surroundings due to
artificial light, sunlight, etc.
– Rivers, waves, waterfalls, or other subject with constantly changing patterns
– Sky, beach, or other subject with continuous patterns
– Camera too close to the main subject
– Moving subject
• Slide Panorama may stop part way through in the following cases.
– Subject or camera movement
– Camera movement that is too fast or too slow
• Shooting a Slide Panorama image after half-pressing the shutter button to perform
Auto Focus may not produce the desired results if there are considerable
differences in the brightness, color, and/or focus of the individual images. If this
happens, try changing the focus position by focusing on a different subject, etc.
• Since a Slide Panorama image is created by joining multiple images together, there
may be some roughness at the point where two images are joined.
• Shooting under a flickering light source (such as fluorescent lighting) may result in
uneven brightness and/or coloring in the final Slide Panorama image.
• Shooting in dark surroundings may result in a blurred image or may make Slide
Panorama shooting impossible.
• Slowly move the camera at a constant speed in the same direction as the arrow
that appears on the monitor screen.
• When moving the camera, try to keep the arrow on the monitor screen as straight
as possible.
• The exposure and white balance when shooting Slide Panorama images are fixed
at the levels measured when you half-press the shutter button at the beginning of
the operation.
• An error message will appear if the camera is unable to successfully record a
series of images.
• If you shoot a moving subject, the camera may not be able to compose the
panorama image properly.
• Shooting with this function causes the flash setting to change automatically to ?
(Flash Off).
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Recording Movies
To record a movie
The following procedure explains how to record a standard (STD) movie.
This camera supports Premium Auto PRO movie recording (page 68).
See the pages indicated below for more information about movies.
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 70
High speed movie (HS movie): page 70
[0] (Movie)
1.
Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ]
(Premium Auto PRO).
2.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
[SET]
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Quality” tab.
[MENU]
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “» Quality” and
then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “STD” (Standard),
and then press [SET].
• Recording is performed with an aspect ratio of
4:3, an image size of 640x480 pixels, and a
frame rate of 30 frames per second (STD
Movie). Image size setting cannot be changed.
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor
screen indicates the area that is recorded when
shooting a movie. The area within the frame is
recorded for a movie.
6.
Press [0] (Movie).
This will start recording and display Y on the
monitor screen.
Movie recording includes stereo audio.
7.
[8][2][4][6]
Semi-transparent gray
frame
Remaining recording time
(page 191)
Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording.
• Each movie can be up to 29 minutes long. Movie
recording stops automatically after 29 minutes of
recording. Movie recording also will stop
automatically if memory becomes full before you
stop movie recording by pressing [0] (Movie)
again.
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Recording Movies
Recording Movies with Premium Auto PRO
When Premium Auto PRO is enabled (page 29), the
camera automatically make judgments about the
subject, shooting conditions, and other parameters.
The result is higher quality images than those produced by Auto recording. The
shooting environment detected by the camera is displayed in the lower right corner of
the REC mode screen.
• Premium Auto PRO is enabled for FHD movies and STD movies only.
• Using Premium Auto PRO uses up the battery charge more quickly than using Auto
recording.
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 76), you can select the sample scene that matches the type
of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for
beautiful movies every time. Selecting the “Natural Green” BEST SHOT scene, for
example, will shoot images with vivid green trees and grass. Movie Recording is
disabled while certain BEST SHOT scenes are being used.
Minimizing the Effects of Camera Movement during Movie Recording
You can use Anti Shake (page 93) to configure the camera to minimize the effects of
camera movement during FHD and STD movie recording. Note that Anti Shake
cannot be used with HDR Art Movie and that Anti Shake does not prevent image blur
due to subject movement.
Audio
Your camera has built-in microphones that can be used to record audio (stereo)
during movie recording.
• Your camera has a function to reduce wind noise (Wind Noise Cut) when recording
movies (page 96).
. Recording Precautions
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points
Microphones
when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphones are not blocked by your
fingers, etc.
– Good audio recording results are not possible when the
camera is too far away from what you are trying to
record.
– Performing a zoom operation while shooting can cause zoom and/or auto focus
noise to be in the audio recording.
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button noise to be picked
up in the audio.
• When shooting with the “HS” movie mode at a frame rate setting of “30-120 fps” or
“30-240 fps”, audio is recorded only while the camera is shooting at 30 fps. Audio is
not recorded at any other frame rates.
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IMPORTANT!
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Shooting movies for long periods in areas where temperature is relatively high can
cause digital noise (dots of light) to appear in the movie image. A rise in the
camera’s internal temperature also may force movie recording to stop
automatically. If this happens, stop recording and allow the camera to cool down,
which should cause normal operation to resume.
• Using the camera’s built-in memory or certain types of memory cards can slow
down processing speed. Whenever possible use an Ultra High-Speed Type
memory card. Note, however, that not all operations can be guaranteed even if an
Ultra High-Speed Type memory card is used. Certain movie quality settings can
result in too much time being required to record data, which can result in breaks in
the image and/or audio during playback. If this happens, the Y will turn yellow on
the monitor screen.
NOTE
• Except for High Speed Movie, zoom operations are supported during movie
recording (page 53). Zoom is disabled during high speed movie recording. To use
zoom for high speed movie recording, perform the zoom operation before you
press [0] (Movie) to start recording.
• Both Single SR Zoom (page 56) and Multi SR Zoom (page 64) are disabled during
movie recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Except for High Speed Movie, Continuous AF (page 95) is performed during movie
recording while “Auto Focus” or “Macro” is selected for the “Focus” setting.
• During High Speed Movie recording (HS120, HS240, HS480, HS1000), focus is
fixed at the position where it was when recording started. To focus an image, halfpress the shutter button for Auto Focus or focus manually before you press [0]
(Movie) to start recording.
• Continuous AF is operational when recording at 30 fps with “HS30-120” or
“HS30-240”. However, focus becomes fixed whenever you switch to 120 fps or
240 fps.
• Face Detection is disabled during normal FHD and STD, and high speed movie
recording. Face Detection is enabled when shooting movies with Premium Auto
PRO (FHD and STD).
• The following functions do not support movie recording.
HDR, Multi SR Zoom, Slide Panorama, High Speed Best Selection,
Lag Correction, High Speed Anti Shake, Blurred Background, Wide Shot,
High Speed Night Shot, ART SHOT (Toy Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop,
Sepia, Monochrome, Miniature)
• The A, S, and M recording modes are not supported when shooting a movie, or
when using the “Prerecord (Movie)” and “For YouTube” BEST SHOT scenes. In
these cases, the recording mode is always R (Auto).
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Recording a High-definition Movie
This camera supports recording of high-definition (FHD) movies. The aspect ratio of
an FHD movie is 16:9, the image size is 1920x1080 pixels, and the frame rate is
30 fps. Image quality and image size settings cannot be changed.
1.
Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto PRO).
2.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Quality” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “» Quality” and then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “FHD”, and then press [SET].
6.
Record the movie the same way as you would a normal movie (page
67).
Press [0] (Movie) to start and stop recording.
Recording a High Speed Movie
This camera supports recording of high speed movies at a maximum speed of
1000 fps. The aspect ratio of movies recorded with this mode depends on the frame
rate (recording speed).
• When recording with the frame rate setting of “30-120 fps” or “30-240 fps” frame
rate setting, audio recording is supported during 30 fps recording only. Audio is not
recorded at any other frame rates.
1.
Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto).
2.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Quality” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “» Quality” and then press [6].
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5.
Use [8] and [2] to select the frame rate (recording speed) you want
and then press [SET].
A fast frame rate (such as 1000 fps) will result in a smaller image size.
6.
» Quality
Frame Rate
Image Size
(Pixels)
HS120
120 fps
640x480
HS240
240 fps
512x384
HS480
480 fps
224x160
HS1000
1000 fps
224x64
HS30-120
30-120 fps
640x480
HS30-240
30-240 fps
512x384
• fps (frames per second) is
a unit of measurement
indicating the number of
images recorded or
played back per second.
Record the movie the same way as you would a normal movie (page
67).
Press [0] (Movie) to start and stop recording.
• During High Speed Movie recording (HS120, HS240, HS480, HS1000), focus
is fixed at the position where it was when recording started. To focus an image,
half-press the shutter button for Auto Focus or focus manually before you press
[0] (Movie) to start recording.
• Continuous AF is operational when recording at 30 fps with “HS30-120” or
“HS30-240”. However, focus becomes fixed whenever you switch to 120 fps or
240 fps.
• When “HS30-120” or “HS30-240” is selected as the frame rate, recording
always starts with a frame rate of 30 fps. You can switch the frame rate
between 30 fps and 120 fps or between 30 fps and 240 fps only while recording
is in progress. Audio is recorded only while shooting at a 30 fps. Use [4] and
[6] or press [SET] to switch speeds.
NOTE
• The higher the frame rate (speed), the more lighting is required when shooting.
When shooting a high speed movie, shoot in a well-lit environment.
• When recording certain types of movies, the image that appears on the monitor
screen may be smaller than normal. When recording a high speed movie, there are
black bands along the top, bottom, left, and right of the screen.
• When recording a high speed movie, light source flicker can cause horizontal
bands to appear in the image. This does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
• Monitor screen content switching is disabled during high speed movie recording.
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Using Prerecord Movie (Prerecord (Movie))
With Prerecord Movie, the camera continually updates a buffer that stores up to five
seconds of movie images. This lets you record a move that contains what happened
five seconds before you started recording, followed by real-time recording. Pressing
[0] (Movie) saves the pre-recorded action (buffer contents) followed by real-time
recording. Real-time recording continues until you stop it. Prerecord Movie can be
used when shooting a standard (STD) movie, a high-definition (FHD) movie, or a high
speed (HS) movie.
• When using Prerecord Movie in combination with high speed movie, the buffer will
store two seconds of pre-recording instead of the usual five.
[0] (Movie)
[0] (Movie)
Movie
Real-time recording start
Real-time recording end
5-second prerecorded part (from the buffer)
• Approximately two seconds for high speed movie
. To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie
1.
Set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Quality” tab.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “» Quality” and then press [6].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select the movie mode you want to use for
shooting.
6.
Press [SET].
7.
Press [SET].
8.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Prerecord (Movie)” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ‰ (Prerecord (Movie)) to appear on the monitor screen, indicating
that the camera is prerecording to its buffer.
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. To shoot a Prerecord Movie
1.
After using the above procedure to set up the camera for Prerecord
Movie, point the camera at the subject.
2.
When you are ready to record, press [0] (Movie).
This will save the approximately five seconds of action that was prerecorded in
the buffer before you pressed [0] (Movie) (two seconds if you are using high
speed movie) and start real-time recording.
3.
Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording.
• To turn off Prerecord Movie recording, set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ]
(Premium Auto PRO).
• When shooting with the high speed movie “HS30-120” and “HS30-240” setting,
you cannot change the speed (fps) setting while the camera is pre-recording to
the buffer in step 1 of the above procedure. You can change the speed (fps)
setting after you press [0] (Movie) to start real-time recording.
NOTE
• While the camera is set up for shooting with Prerecord Movie, pressing the shutter
button will not shoot a snapshot unless movie recording is in progress. With highdefinition (FHD) and standard (STD) movie, you can shoot still images while
realtime movie recording is in progress.
• When shooting with Prerecord Movie in combination with high speed movie,
pressing the [4] or [6] key will not change the EV shift or white balance setting,
even if “EV Shift” or “White Balance” is assigned for the “L/R Key” function. To
change the EV shift or white balance setting in this case, use the control panel.
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Recording a Movie for YouTube (For YouTube)
The “For YouTube” scene records movies in a format that is optimal for uploading to
the YouTube movie site, which is operated by YouTube, LLC. “For YouTube” can be
used when shooting a standard (STD) movie, a high-definition (FHD) movie, or a high
speed (HS) movie.
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “Quality” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “» Quality” and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the movie mode you want to use for
shooting.
5.
Press [SET].
6.
Set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
7.
Press [SET].
8.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “For YouTube” scene and then
press [SET].
This causes
9.
to appear on the monitor screen.
Record the movie.
The movie file will be stored in a camera folder named “100YOUTB”.
• Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO simplifies uploading of movie files you
recorded with the “For YouTube” scene to YouTube (page 145).
• To exit “For YouTube”, set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto
PRO).
NOTE
• Movies recorded with the “For YouTube” scene are stored in a special folder to
make them easy to locate for uploading (page 156). “For YouTube” movies are
shot using the image size, recording speed, and quality settings configured in the
Movie Mode (page 67).
• Snapshots cannot be shot (regardless of whether you are recording or not) while
the “For YouTube” scene is selected.
• A single movie can have a maximum file size of 2,048MB or a playback time of
15 minutes. The actual maximum recording time depends on the movie mode used
for recording (page 192).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
(Snapshot In Movie)
You can shoot snapshots while movie recording is in progress. When the camera is in
the Single Shot mode, you can shoot snapshots one-by-one. In the CS mode, holding
down the shutter button will record up to seven consecutive images at a speed of
approximately 10 images per second (fps). You can shoot a maximum total of
28 images during a single movie recording operation.
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the
shutter button.
• In the CS mode, images continue to be shot as long
as you keep the shutter button depressed.
• Movie recording is not interrupted while snapshots
are being shot.
• While movie recording is in progress, you can toggle
between the Single Shot Mode and the CS mode by
pressing [Õ] (Continuous Shutter), [4], [6], or
[SET]. Note that this method for mode switching is
possible only during movie recording. The CS mode
is indicated when
is red (on the monitor screen),
and the Single Shot mode is selected when t is
red.
Number of recordable
snapshots
NOTE
• You can shoot up to 28 snapshots per movie. The number of snapshots is also
limited by the amount of free space available on the memory card.
• Note that the flash cannot be used when shooting a Snapshot in Movie.
• Note that shooting a snapshot while shooting a movie is supported during FHD
movie and STD movie recording only. It is not supported during other types of
movie recording.
• Snapshots shot with Snapshot in Movie cannot be focused individually. The focus
will be the same as the movie being recorded.
• The field of view of a snapshot shot while FHD movie recording is in progress will
be wider than the field of view of the FHD movie.
• The snapshot image quality automatically changes to “Normal”.
• The R (Auto) recording mode is used when you shoot a snapshot during movie
recording.
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Using BEST SHOT
What is BEST SHOT?
BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of
different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the
camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. This helps to minimize the chance of ruined
images due to poor exposure and shutter speed settings.
Some Sample Scenes
Portrait
High Speed
Night Scene
Scenery
High Speed
Night Scene and
Portrait
To shoot with BEST SHOT
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode
dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
[b]
Currently selected
scene (with boundary)
This will display a menu of BEST
SHOT scenes.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to
move the boundary to the scene
you want to select.
Scene name
• The scene menu has multiple
Scene number
[SET]
pages. Use [8] and [2] to scroll
between menu pages.
• To return to normal snapshot recording, set the mode dial to [t] (Auto).
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4.
Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene.
This returns to the REC mode.
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a
different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure from
step 1.
5.
Press the shutter button (if you are shooting a snapshot) or [0] (Movie)
(if you are shooting a movie).
. Using the Scene Information Screen
To find out more about a scene, select it with the boundary
on the scene menu and then slide the zoom controller in
either direction.
• To return to the scene menu, slide the zoom controller
again.
• To scroll between scenes, use [4] and [6].
• To configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene, press [SET].
. BEST SHOT Precautions
• Sample images shown on BEST SHOT scene screens were not shot with this
camera. There are provided to illustrate the effects and merits of each scene.
• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce the results you expected
due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can modify the camera settings that are configured after you select a BEST
SHOT scene. Note, however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults
when you select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera.
• Snapshot shooting is disabled while the following BEST SHOT scenes are being
used.
Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube
• Movie recording is disabled while the following BEST SHOT scenes are being
used.
High Speed Best Selection, Lag Correction, High Speed Anti Shake, Blurred
Background, Wide Shot, High Speed Night Shot, ART SHOT (Toy Camera, Soft
Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia, Monochrome, Miniature)
• Shooting with a BEST SHOT scene automatically shoots with the mode setting that
is configured for that scene, regardless of whether the camera’s current REC mode
setting is Single Shot or continuous shutter (CS) setting.
• When the movie mode is FHD/STD, movies are recorded using the settings of the
selected BEST SHOT scene. For high speed movie recording, BEST SHOT scene
settings are ignored and movie recording is performed as it normally is.
• BEST SHOT scenes that use High Speed CS ignore the “Zoom (SR)” setting.
• With the BEST SHOT scenes below, certain shooting conditions can cause the
image area to become narrower than normal.
High Speed Night Scene and Portrait, High Speed Night Shot
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Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups
You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall
whenever you need them.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named “BEST SHOT
(Register User Scene)” and then press [SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot whose setup you want to save.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Save”, and then press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall User Scene”, along
with a scene number.
NOTE
• You can create BEST SHOT setup for snapshots only. Note, however, that the
following types of snapshots cannot be selected in step 2 of the above procedure
when creating a user BEST SHOT scene. You cannot create a movie BEST SHOT
setup.
HDR, HDR Art, Premium Auto PRO, Multi SR Zoom, Slide Panorama, Snapshot In
Movie
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST SHOT scene by
displaying the camera’s setting menus and looking at its settings.
• User snapshot scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: U1, U2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user snapshot BEST SHOT
scene.
Face Detection, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Metering, Lighting,
Flash Intensity, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory (page 156) in the SCENE
folder (snapshots).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 167) deletes all user BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Use the following procedure when you want to delete a user BEST SHOT scene.
1Display the information screen (page 77) of the user BEST SHOT scene you
want to delete.
), select “Delete”, and then press [SET].
2Press [2] (
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Shooting Bright Images in the Dark without Flash
(High Speed Night Shot)
The camera shoots a series of images and then merges them into a final image. The
result is a bright image, even if shot in the dark without a flash.
Shot with “Auto”, without flash
Shot with “High Speed Night Shot”
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “High Speed Night Shot” and then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
• Take care to avoid camera movement and subject movement as you shoot.
• You should be able to see the subject(s) on the monitor screen when
composing the image.
NOTE
• When shooting with this function, the “ISO Sensitivity” (page 49) becomes “Auto”
(fixed).
• If camera movement occurs when shooting with this function, the anti-shake
process will result in an image range that is narrower than normal.
• When shooting with this function, the 16M, 3:2, and 16:9 image size settings
cannot be selected. If one of these sizes is selected in another mode, the image
size will change to 10M when this function is selected.
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Shooting with a Blurred Background (Blurred Background)
This function analyzes a burst of consecutive images and then blurs the background
behind the main subject. This creates an effect that really makes the subject stand
out, just like photographs taken with a single-lens reflex camera. The blur effect can
be set to one of three levels.
Shot with “Auto”.
Shot with “Blurred Background”.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “Blurred Background” and then press [SET].
4.
Press [2] and then use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel
option from the top (Image Blur).
5.
Use [4] and [6] to select the Image Blur level you want, and then press
[SET].
• The Image Blur level can be set to Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3.
6.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
• Get as close as possible to the subject. Also, the background should be as far
away as possible from the subject. The required distances depend on the
zoom factor being used.
Example : When zoom is set to full wide (W), the distance between the camera
and subject should be 30cm, while the distance between the subject
and background should be at least 1 meter.
• This will cause the message “Busy... Please wait...” to appear. Do not move
the camera while this message is displayed. The recording process takes
some time to complete after the message appears.
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NOTE
• The current “Zoom (SR)” (page 56) setting is ignored when shooting with this
function.
• With this BEST SHOT scene, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash
Off).
• The desired background blur effect may not be attained if the camera or subject
moves during shooting.
• Depending on the shooting environment, image composition, and subject, this
BEST SHOT scene may not be able to produce the desired result.
• If the camera determines that it is unable to blur the background of an image for
some reason, it will display the message “Blur processing failed.”. Note, however,
that the image will be saved, even if background blurring is not possible.
Shooting with Artistic Effects (ART SHOT)
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common, ordinary subjects become
more novel and exciting.
Scene
Description
Toy Camera
Darkens the periphery and changes hues for a toy camera
effect.
Soft Focus
Blurs overall focus for a mysteriously soft effect.
Light Tone
Weakens contrast to create an elegantly subdued effect.
Pop
Strengthens saturation for richer colors.
Sepia
Sepia colors are used to create a retro effect.
Monochrome
Enhances contrast to create a grainy print effect.
Miniature
Blurs some of the focus to make the image look like a
miniature.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select the BEST SHOT scene you want to use and then press [SET].
Select from among : Toy Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia,
Monochrome, or Miniature.
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4.
Press [2] and then use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel
option from the top.
The intensity of the selected effect can be adjusted as described below.
Scene
Adjustment
Toy Camera
Hue
Soft Focus
Effect level
Light Tone
Hue
Pop
Effect level
Sepia
Effect level
Monochrome
Effect level
Miniature
Focus area
5.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
6.
Press [SET].
7.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• You cannot view the result of an effect on the camera’s monitor screen while
composing the image.
• With “ART SHOT”, the settings below cannot be configured using the “Quality” or
“REC” menu.
Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, Single SR Zoom
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Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View (Wide Shot)
With this feature, a number of images are shot and then combined to produce an
image with a super-wide angle of view that exceeds the widest angle of view possible
with the lens. Converted to 35 mm equivalents, the focal distances available with this
feature enable shooting with approximate angles of view of 14 mm and 18 mm.
24 mm (lens widest angle)
Wide 1 (18 mm)
Wide 2 (14 mm)
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “Wide Shot” and then press [SET].
4.
Press [2] and then use [8] and [2] to select the width setting, which
is the second Control Panel setting from the top.
5.
Use [4] and [6] to select the width setting (angle of view) you want and
then press [SET].
There are two settings available: “Wide 1 (18 mm)” and “Wide 2 (14 mm)”.
“14 mm” shoots a wider area than “18 mm”.
6.
Hold the camera so it is
upright, with the shutter
button and other controls
at the bottom.
• Do not point the camera
straight down at the ground
at this time. If you do, the
camera’s built-in vertical/
horizontal position sensor
will not operate properly
and may make it impossible
to start shooting.
Control button
Shutter button
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7.
Point the camera at the
subject you want in the
center of the image and
then half-press the
shutter button to focus.
• The outer blue boundary
on the screen indicates the
recordable range of the
image.
8.
Desired image
Blue boundary
Center part at the start of
the shooting operation
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down and slowly move the camera in
accordance with the instructions and arrow
that appear on the monitor screen.
• Holding the camera firmly with both hands, follow
the instructions that appear on the monitor screen
to slowly slide the camera horizontally or vertically
in an arc centered on your body.
– When sliding the camera horizontally, do not
Instructions
allow your body to move left or right. A vertical
Arrow
line running through your body should serve as
the axis.
– When sliding the camera vertically, do not allow your body to move upwards
or downwards. A horizontal line between your shoulders should serve as the
axis.
– Take care not to slide the camera diagonally and be sure to maintain a firm
grip on it.
• The camera will start composing the super-wide image internally when the
slide cursor reached the other end of the movement range.
• Image composing also will start automatically if you stop moving the camera
during super-wide shooting. After you stop moving the camera, the message
“Busy... Please wait...” appears as the camera processes the image. Wait until
this message disappears before using the camera. Image shooting is disabled
while the message is displayed.
NOTE
• The “14 mm” and “18 mm” angle of view values are approximate and are provided
for reference only. Actual angle of view values are not guaranteed.
• Zoom operations are not supported during Wide Shot shooting. The zoom setting
is fixed at full wide angle.
• This function makes it possible to shoot images with a maximum angle of view of
14 mm or 18 mm. Note, however, that shooting conditions can result in a smaller
angle of view.
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• The following conditions are not compatible with Wide Shot shooting.
– Subject whose brightness is very different from that of its surroundings due to
artificial light, sunlight, etc.
– Rivers, waves, waterfalls, or other subject with constantly changing patterns
– Sky, beach, or other subject with continuous patterns
– Camera too close to the main subject
– Moving subject
– Panning upwards on a skyscraper or some other very tall structure or object
• Any of the following can cause Wide Shot operation to stop part way through.
– Subject or camera movement
– Camera movement that is too fast or too slow
– Camera movement outside of the required route
– Camera movement in the wrong direction
• Shooting a Wide Shot image after half-pressing the shutter button to perform Auto
Focus may not produce the desired results if there are considerable differences in
the brightness, color, and/or focus of the individual images. If this happens, try
changing the focus position by focusing on a different subject, etc.
• Since a Wide Shot image is created by joining multiple images together, there may
be some roughness at the point where two images are joined.
• Shooting under a flickering light source (such as fluorescent lighting) may result in
uneven brightness and/or coloring in the final Wide Shot image.
• Shooting in dark surroundings may result in a blurred image or may make Wide
Shot shooting impossible.
• Slowly move the camera at a constant speed in the same direction as the arrow
that appears on the monitor screen.
• The exposure and white balance when shooting Wide Shot images are fixed at the
levels measured when you half-press the shutter button at the beginning of the
operation.
• An error message will appear if the camera is unable to successfully record a
series of images.
• If you shoot a moving subject, the camera may not be able to compose the superwide image properly.
• Super-wide may not produce the desired results when shooting at close distances
to the subject.
• With this BEST SHOT scene, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash
Off).
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Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces
(High Speed Best Selection)
With High Speed Best Selection, the camera automatically shoots a series of images,
and selects the best one based on facial image blur, and facial expression (whether
the subject is smiling or blinking).
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “High Speed Best Selection” and then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
• This will cause the message “Busy... Please wait...” to appear. Do not move
the camera while this message is displayed. The recording process takes
some time to complete after the message appears.
NOTE
• Shooting with this function causes the flash setting to change automatically to ?
(Flash Off).
• If one or more of the faces are blurred in all of the images that are shot, they will be
blurred in the final image as well.
• The following conditions may make it impossible for the camera to determine if the
subject is blinking or smiling. This may result in a final image in which the subject is
blinking or not smiling.
– Faces that are partially or completely darkened by shadows, etc.
– Hair that is hiding or near the eyes
– Eye glasses
– Small faces
– Faces that are not looking directly at the camera
• Shooting a large group of people will cause processing of the image after shooting
to take longer.
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Configuring the Camera to Help You Better Time Your Shots
(Lag Correction)
There always is some unavoidable time lag between the point you press the shutter
button and the point that the image is actually recorded. The “Lag Correction” feature
lets you configure the camera to lessen or even eliminate this lag to help you better
time your shots and get exactly the moment you want. With “Lag Correction”, you
half-press the shutter button and compose the image you want to shoot. Then when
you full-press the shutter button, the camera pre-records a total of 5 images, including
four images of action that happened before you fully pressed the shutter button. After
that, you can view the images on the monitor screen and select the one you want to
keep.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “Lag Correction” and then press [SET].
4.
With the camera pointed at the subject, half-press and hold the shutter
button.
The camera will start pre-recording images at this time.
• If you release the half-pressed shutter button before pressing it the rest of the
way down, all of the pre-recorded images currently in the buffer will be deleted.
5.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button all the way
down.
After pre-recording is complete, one of the five images will appear on the monitor
screen for about three seconds.
6.
If you want to view all five of the pre-recorded images, press [SET]
within about three seconds after a recorded image appears on the
monitor screen.
If you do not press [SET] within three seconds, the image displayed in step 4 will
be saved automatically as the final image.
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7.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the pre-recorded images on the
monitor screen.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the pre-recorded images. Each image appears,
along with an indication of the timing when it was pre-recorded.
–0.4 sec.
–0.3 sec.
–0.2 sec.
–0.1 sec.
SHUTTER
(0.4*)
(0.3*)
(0.2*)
(0.1*)
(Full-press)
* Seconds prior to full-press of shutter button.
• The timing of the image you select here will be the timing of the image
displayed first in step 4 the next time you perform the above procedure. If you
select the image that was pre-recorded 0.3 seconds prior to full-press of the
shutter button, for example, the –0.3-second image will be displayed in step 4
the next time you perform the above procedure.
8.
To save the currently displayed image as the final images, press [SET].
NOTE
• With this BEST SHOT scene, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash
Off).
• The Self-timer cannot be used with this BEST SHOT scene.
• With this BEST SHOT scene, half-pressing the shutter button fixes focus and
exposure at their current levels.
• With this BEST SHOT scene, image recording will not be successful if you fullpress the shutter button without allowing enough time (at least 0.4 seconds) after
half-pressing it.
• Pay close attention to the subject when shooting. Failure to do so can cause
considerable lag from the instant you want to shoot until you actually full-press the
shutter button. This can cause image recording to be too late, even if you use this
function.
• The current “Review” setting (page 97) is ignored when shooting with this function.
Immediately after you full-press the shutter button, one of the five pre-recorded
images will appear on the display as in step 4 of the above procedure.
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Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
(High Speed Night Scene/High Speed Night Scene and
Portrait)
With High Speed Night Scene and High Speed Night Scene and Portrait, the camera
detects automatically whether it is being hand-held or on a tripod. If the camera
detects it is being hand-held, pressing the shutter button will record a series of
images and combine them in a way that minimizes image blur due to low light
conditions. If the camera detects it is on a tripod, it will shoot a single image using a
longer exposure time (instead of shooting and combining multiple images), which
results in an even clearer image. The flash is always disabled while “High Speed
Night Scene” is selected. If the night scene image you are shooting includes people,
use the “High Speed Night Scene and Portrait” BEST SHOT scene. The flash mode
setting becomes > (Auto Flash) when shooting with “High Speed Night Scene and
Portrait”.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “High Speed Night Scene” or “High Speed Night Scene and
Portrait” and then press [SET].
4.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button.
NOTE
• When holding the camera by hand while shooting with these BEST SHOT scenes,
make sure that the subjects remain as still as possible as the camera shoots the
series of images.
• Even when holding the camera by hand while shooting with “High Speed Night
Scene and Portrait”, under certain conditions the camera may shoot only a single
image instead of a series of images.
• Movement while the camera is mounted on a tripod may cause the camera to
erroneously judge it is being hand held.
• If surroundings are extremely dark when shooting with “High Speed Night Scene”
or “High Speed Night Scene and Portrait”, the camera may not be able to shoot at
proper brightness due to insufficient exposure.
• When shooting with these BEST SHOT scenes, the “ISO Sensitivity” (page 49) and
“ISO High Limit” (page 101) settings are fixed at “Auto”.
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Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake
(High Speed Anti Shake)
When you press the shutter button while High Speed Anti Shake is enabled, the
camera records multiple images and automatically combines them in a way that
produces a final image with minimal blur. You can shoot with this feature to minimize
the effects of camera movement when shooting with optical Anti Shake does not
produce the desired results.
1.
In the REC mode, set the mode dial to [b] (BEST SHOT).
2.
Press [SET].
3.
Select “High Speed Anti Shake” and then press [SET].
4.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button.
NOTE
• With this BEST SHOT scene, the flash setting automatically becomes ? (Flash
Off).
• High Speed Anti Shake may not operate properly resulting in blurred images if the
camera is moved more than the allowable range or if the subject moves during
shooting.
• When shooting with these BEST SHOT scenes, the “ISO Sensitivity” (page 49) and
“ISO High Limit” (page 101) settings are fixed at “Auto”.
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Advanced Settings
The following are menu operations you can use to configure various camera settings.
• You also can use the Control Panel (page 39) to configure some of the settings that
appear on the menu screen. Refer to the page references provided in this section
for information about configuring settings using the Control Panel.
Using On-screen Menus
. Example Menu Screen Operation
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
[8] [2] [4] [6]
This will display the menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in the REC
mode and PLAY mode.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the tab where
the menu item you want to configure is
located.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item
you want, and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to change the setting of
the selected menu item.
5.
After the setting is the way you want,
press [SET] to apply the setting and
return to the viewfinder screen.
[MENU]
[SET]
Example:
When “Self-timer” is
selected on the “REC” tab
Tabs
• Pressing [4] registers the selected setting
and returns to the menu.
• To configure settings on another tab after
pressing [4] to return to the menu item
Items
selection, use [8] to move the highlighting
up to the tabs, and then use [4] and [6] to
select the tab you want.
• Pressing [MENU] interrupts the menu operation and exits the menu screen.
IMPORTANT!
• Switching from “Auto” to “Premium Auto PRO” (page 29) will make some menu
items unavailable.
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. Menu Operations in This Manual
Menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same as the one described under “Example Menu Screen Operation”
on page 91.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
Press
[r] (REC).
Press
[MENU].
Use [8] and [2] to select “Self-timer” and
then press [6].
REC Mode Settings (REC)
Zooming with Super Resolution (Zoom (SR))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Zoom (SR)
See page 56 for details.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 45.
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Procedure
[r] (REC) *[MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 50.
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Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement
(Anti Shake)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Anti Shake
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce image blur due to subject
movement or camera movement when shooting a moving subject using telephoto,
when shooting a fast-moving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting conditions.
A On
Minimizes the effects of hand and subject movement.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings.
F DEMO
Half-pressing the shutter button demonstrates the effect of Anti
Shake. However, the image is not recorded.
NOTE
• Only camera shake correction can be used during FHD and STD movie recording.
• Anti Shake correction is not supported during High Speed Movie or HDR Art Movie
recording.
• When “On” is selected for “Anti Shake” and “AUTO” is selected for “ISO Sensitivity”
(page 49), ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed will not appear on the
monitor screen when you half-press the shutter button. These values will appear in
the display of the image immediately after it is shot.
• Shooting while “On” is selected can cause an image to appear somewhat coarser
than normal and can cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• Anti Shake may not be able to eliminate the effects of camera or subject movement
when movement is severe.
• Anti Shake may not work properly when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Turn
off Anti Shake.
Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Area
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 48.
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Using the Auto Focus Assist Light (AF Assist Light)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Assist Light
Half-pressing the shutter button while this setting is selected
causes the front lamp to light, which provides illumination for
focusing in areas where lighting is dim. Leaving this function
turned off is recommended when shooting portraits from short
distances, etc.
Front lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Never look directly into the front lamp while it is lit.
• Make sure your finger is not covering the front lamp.
Shooting with Face Detection (Face Detection)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Face Detection
When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to ten
individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then press [SET].
2.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
3.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the
faces it focuses on will turn green.
4.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
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Advanced Settings
Tips for Best Face Detection Results
• The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the focus mode when
shooting with face detection.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– A face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– A face of a pet or some other non-human subject
IMPORTANT!
• Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes
– Movie Mode (Including some BEST SHOT scenes that support High Speed
Movie recording)
– High Speed CS with Prerecord CS (Including some BEST SHOT scenes that
support High Speed CS recording)
• The “Focus” setting is always fixed at Q (Auto Focus) whenever “Face Detection”
is being used. If you want to change the “Focus” setting, first select “Off” for “Face
Detection”.
Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus (Continuous AF)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Continuous AF
When shooting a snapshot while “On” is selected for Continuous AF, Auto Focus is
performed and focusing is continually updated until you half-press the shutter button.
• Before you half-press the shutter button, the camera focuses at the center of the
screen.
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Turning Digital Zoom On or Off (Digital Zoom)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Digital Zoom
Select “On” when you want to use digital zoom (page 54).
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with the following feature.
– High speed movie recording
Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording
(Wind Noise Cut)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Wind Noise Cut
Select “On” to reduce wind noise during movie recording. Note, however, that this will
also cause the sound quality to change.
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys (L/R Key)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * L/R Key
You can assign one of the seven functions listed below to the [4] and [6] keys.
Setting
[4]/[6] key operation
Q*´*Á*)
Selecting a Focus Mode (page 45)
• W (Manual Focus) cannot be selected.
Metering
Changes the Metering Mode (page 102)
Self-timer
Sets the self-timer time (page 50)
Face Detection
Turns face detection on and off (page 94)
ISO
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (page 49)
White Balance
Adjusting White Balance (page 51)
EV Shift
Correcting Image Brightness (page 52)
Off
Cancels [4] and [6] key assignments
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Displaying the On-screen Grid (Grid)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Grid
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode
monitor screen for easy vertical and horizontal alignment
when composing images.
Turning on Image Review (Review)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Review
While Review is turned on, the camera will display a image for about one second
immediately after you press the shutter button to record it.
• Image review is available only when shooting single images. It does not work with
continuous shutter.
• When shooting with some functions while “On” is selected for “Review” will cause
the message “Busy... Please wait...” to appear after you press the shutter button.
Shooting another image is disabled while this message is displayed. Wait a while
until the process being performed is complete.
Using Icon Help (Icon Help)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Icon Help
While Icon Help is turned on, a textual description will appear on the display for
certain icons when you switch between REC functions.
Functions Supported by Icon Help
• Recording mode
• Available options for the “L/R Key” setting
• Exposure warning when shutter button is half-pressed
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Configuring Power On Default Settings (Memory)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Memory
This setting lets you specify which camera settings should be remembered by the
camera when it is turned off, and restored the next time the camera is turned on. To
have the camera remember a setting, you should enable the setting’s memory. Any
setting whose memory is disabled will be reset to its initial default any time the
camera is turned off.
Setting
Disabled (Initial Default Setting)
Flash
Auto
Focus
Q (Auto Focus)
ISO
AUTO
White Balance
Auto WB
EV Shift
0.0
AF Area
Spot
Metering
Multi
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Zoom (SR)
Single
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Position before manual focus was selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
Enabled
Setting at
power off
* Optical zoom setting only.
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Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Changing the Snapshot Image Size (Size)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Size
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 41.
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (T Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * T Quality (Snapshot)
Fine
Gives image quality priority
Normal
Normal
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting dense tree branches or
leaves, a complex pattern, etc.
• Memory capacity (the number of images you can record) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 190).
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Advanced Settings
Movie Image Quality Settings (» Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * » Quality (Movie)
This setting can be used to configure movie image quality settings and to select either
normal movie recording or High Speed Movie recording.
FHD
Select this setting record high-definition (FHD) movies (page 70). The
aspect ratio of movies recorded with this setting is 16:9.
HD
Select this setting record high-definition (HD) movies. The aspect ratio
of movies recorded with this setting is 16:9.
• “HD” appears in place of “FHD” when you are shooting with “HDR
Art” (page 63).
STD
Use this setting for standard movie recording. Recording with this
setting is performed using an aspect ratio of 4:3, an image size of
640x480 pixels, and a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Image
quality and image size settings cannot be changed (page 67).
HS120
HS240
HS480
HS1000
HS30-120
HS30-240
The image size of movies recorded with this mode depends on the
frame rate (recording speed (page 70)).
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * EV Shift
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 52.
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Advanced Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 49.
Specifying the ISO Sensitivity Upper Limit (ISO High Limit)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO High Limit
Auto
Shoots using the ISO sensitivity setting specified by the “ISO
Sensitivity” setting (page 49).
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200
The setting selected here becomes the ISO sensitivity upper
limit when “AUTO (Auto)” is selected for the “ISO Sensitivity”
setting (page 49).
NOTE
• When the “ISO Sensitivity” setting (page 49) is something other than “AUTO
(Auto)”, the “ISO High Limit” setting is ignored, and shooting is performed using the
option selected for the “ISO Sensitivity” setting.
• The settings available for “ISO High Limit” become as shown below when shooting
with “High Speed Night Shot” (page 79).
Auto, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12800
• The “ISO High Limit” setting cannot be configured while any one of the BEST
SHOT scenes below is in use.
Premium Auto PRO, M mode, Slide Panorama, Blurred Background, Wide Shot,
High Speed Night Scene, High Speed Night Scene and Portrait, High Speed Anti
Shake
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Advanced Settings
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * White Balance
For details, see the control panel procedure on page 51.
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Metering
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
B Multi
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into sections and measures
the light in each section for a balanced exposure reading. This type
of metering provides error-free exposure settings for a wide range of
shooting conditions.
N Center
Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus
area to measure light. This type of metering is best when you want
some level of control over contrast.
˜ Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small area. Use this metering
method when you want exposure to be set according to the
brightness of a particular subject, without being affected by
surrounding conditions.
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
when shooting images.
On
Performs brightness correction. When this option is selected, it takes
longer for the image to be stored after the shutter button is pressed.
Off
Does not perform brightness correction.
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Advanced Settings
Specifying Flash Intensity (Flash Intensity)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Flash Intensity
You can specify flash intensity to one of five levels from +2 (brightest flash) to –2
(least bright flash).
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far away or too close.
Controlling Image Sharpness (Sharpness)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Sharpness
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2 (sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
Controlling Color Saturation (Saturation)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Saturation
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2 (most saturated) to –2 (least
saturated).
Adjusting Image Contrast (Contrast)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Contrast
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most contrast between light and
dark) to –2 (least contrast between light and dark).
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots
See page 33 for the procedure for viewing snapshots.
Viewing a Movie
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the movie you
want to view.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Movie icon: »
Recording time
Image quality
Movie Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast
reverse
[4] [6] (Playback in progress.)
• Each press of either button increases the speed of the
fast forward or fast reverse operation.
• To return to normal playback speed, press [2].
Play/pause
[SET]
1 frame forward/
back
[4] [6] (Playback paused.)
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information display
on/off
[8] (DISP)
Change to normal
playback speed
during high speed
movie playback
[Õ]
• Press [Õ] again to return to the slow playback speed.
This operation is not supported when playing a movie
shot with “HS30-120” or “HS30-240”.
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed
image on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie
image up to 4.5 times normal size.
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Viewing a Panorama Image
1.
Press [p] (PLAY), and then use [4] and [6] to
display the panorama images you want to
view.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback of the panorama.
Panorama playback causes the image to scroll left,
right, up, or down.
Playback Controls
To start or pause
playback
[SET]
To advance scroll
while paused
[4] [6] (When the slide direction is left or right.)
[8] [2] (When the slide direction is up or down.)
• Holding down any button scrolls continuously.
To hide or show
display information
[8] (DISP)
To stop playback
[MENU]
• The following functions cannot be performed on a panorama image.
Dynamic Photo, Movie Converter, MOTION PRINT, Movie Editing, Trimming,
Resize, Lighting, White Balance, Brightness, Rotation
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Viewing Continuous Shutter Images
Each time you perform a continuous shutter (CS) operation, the camera creates a CS
group that includes all of the images for that particular CS session. You can use the
following procedure to play back the images in a particular CS group.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the CS group
whose images you want to view.
Number of image files in
the CS group
CS group icon
First image in the CS group
2.
About one second after you select a CS group, high speed playback of
its images will start automatically.
• After playback of a CS Group is complete, the first image of the group will be
displayed on the monitor screen.
• Pressing [SET] will pause playback. While playback is paused, you can adjust
the playback speed, specify the playback direction, scroll forward or back,
zoom images, and delete images.
Current image number/number
of images in the group
CS speed
Playback guide
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The following are operations that are supported after you press [SET] to
start image playback.
[4] [6]
During playback, changes the playback direction and playback speed.
While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
• Playback speed cannot be adjusted while the displayed image is
zoomed.
[SET]
Toggles between pause and play.
Zoom
controller
Zooms the image.
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image on
the monitor screen.
• Sliding the zoom controller towards w (]) while an image is not
zoomed will display a menu of images in the current CS group.
[MENU]
Exits CS group playback.
[8] (DISP)
Cycles through information display formats.
[2]
Displays the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
Deleting Continuous Shutter Images
You can use the following procedures to delete images while playback is in progress
or paused.
. Deleting a Specific CS Group File
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to display the image you want to delete.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 3 and 4.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
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. Deleting Multiple Files in a CS Group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Frames” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
• You can enlarge the selected image before deleting it by sliding the zoom
controller towards z ([).
5.
Repeat step 4 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [MENU].
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” in step 6 and then press [SET].
. Deleting All Files in a CS Group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Del Group Images” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
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Dividing Up a CS Group
Use the following to divide up a CS Group into individual images.
. Dividing Up a Specific CS Group
1.
While a CS group is displayed or while the images of a CS group are
scrolling on the monitor screen, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
4.
Use [4] and [6] to display the CS group you want to divide up.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide” and then press [SET].
• To divide up other CS group files, repeat steps 4 and 5.
. Dividing Up All CS Groups
IMPORTANT!
• Once a CS group is divided, it cannot be regrouped.
1.
While a CS group is displayed or while the images of a CS group are
scrolling on the monitor screen, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide All Groups” and then press [SET].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
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Copying a CS Group Image
Use the following procedure to copy an image in a CS group to a location outside of
the group.
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy”, and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to display the image you want to copy.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy”, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• The functions below cannot be performed on snapshots inside a CS group. Before
using either of these functions, perform the above procedure to copy the image
first.
White Balance, Brightness, Trimming, Rotation, Resize
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Zooming an On-screen Image
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the one you want is displayed.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z ([) to
zoom.
Zoom factor
Image area
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed
image on the monitor screen. Slide the zoom controller
towards w to unzoom the image.
– When monitor screen contents are turned on, a
graphic in the lower right corner of the screen
shows what part of the zoomed image is currently
displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [MENU].
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is 8X,
Current display area
certain image sizes may not allow zooming up to
the full 8X.
• Pressing [SET] will lock the current zoom factor for the on-screen image. You
can then use [4] and [6] to scroll between images, using the same zoom
factor. Pressing [SET] again will unlock the zoom factor and allow you to use
[8], [2], [4] and [6] to move around the currently displayed images. This
function cannot be used while viewing CS group images or movies. Also, CS
group images and movies will not appear when you are scrolling images with
[4] and [6].
Displaying the Image Menu
1.
In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]).
Boundary
Use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to move the selection
boundary around the image menu.
To view a particular image, use [8], [2], [4], or [6] to
move the selection boundary to the image you want and
then press [SET].
• In the case of a movie or a continuous shutter (CS)
file, the first frame of the file will be displayed.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use the optionally available AV cable (EMC-8A) to connect the camera
to the TV.
Yellow
AV cable (EMC-8A)
Red
White
Terminal cover
TV
Video
Audio
[USB/AV] port
AUDIO IN jack (red)
AUDIO IN jack (white)
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 4 mark of the AV cable connector,
connect the cable to the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in
poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before plugging
in or unplugging the cable. Check the user
documentation that comes with the TV for information
about requirements before plugging into or unplugging
from the TV.
2.
Turn on the TV and select its video input mode.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is
connected.
3.
Turn on the camera and press [p] (PLAY).
This will cause an image to appear on the TV screen, without anything appearing
on the camera’s monitor screen.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 166).
4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
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IMPORTANT!
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start
displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then
adjust it as required.
NOTE
• Audio is stereo.
• Some TVs may not be able to output images and/or audio correctly.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
• Normally connecting the camera to a TV during recording will cause the camera’s
monitor screen to go blank and display the image picked up by the camera on the
TV screen. If you are using Wide Shot (page 83), the image will be shown on the
monitor screen but not the TV screen. Image recording can be performed in either
case.
Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television
Use a commercially available HDMI cable to
connect the camera to the TV. For information
about playback, see the procedure starting
from step 2 under “Viewing Snapshots and
Movies on a TV Screen” on page 112.
• Use a commercially available HDMI cable that is marked with the logo shown to the
right.
HDMI connector
HDMI cable (commercially available)
HDMI output
(Mini)
HDMI input
HDMI mini connector
Terminal cover
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IMPORTANT!
• Output to a TV is not supported while the camera is in the REC mode.
NOTE
• Use a HDMI cable that with a plug that is compatible with the camera’s HDMI mini
connector on one end, and a plug that is compatible with your TV’s HDMI
connector on the other end.
• Proper image and/or audio output and other operations may not be possible with
some devices.
• Connecting the camera to the HDMI connector of another device can damage both
the camera and the other device. Never connect two HDMI output connectors to
each other.
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before plugging in or unplugging the cable.
Check the user documentation that comes with the TV for information about
requirements before plugging into or unplugging from the TV.
• When cables are connected to both the USB/AV port and the HDMI output
connector, the HDMI output connector connection is given priority.
• Disconnect the HDMI cable when you are not using HDMI output. The camera’s
monitor screen may not operate normally while the HDMI cable is connected.
• Audio is stereo.
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start
displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then
adjust it as required.
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. Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method (HDMI Output)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * HDMI Output
Use this setting to select the digital signal format when connecting to a TV with an
HDMI cable.
Auto
This setting will cause the format to change automatically in accordance
with the connected TV. Normally, you should use this mode.
1080i
1080i format output*
480p
480p format output
576p
576p format output
* 1080i corresponds to 1080 60i, but not 1080 50i. Because of this, the required
output method may be 576p when outputting to a digital TV in a PAL reception area
that does not support 1080i 60i. If you are in a PAL reception area and nothing is
displayed automatically, change the setting to 576p.
• If an image does not appear when “Auto” is selected as the output method, try
changing this setting to something else.
IMPORTANT!
• The “HDMI Output” setting cannot be changed as long as there is an HDMI cable
connection between the camera and a TV. Disconnect the HDMI cable from the
camera to change the “HDMI Output” setting.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use the following method to connect the camera to the recording device using the AV
cable (option).
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect the AV cable to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN
terminals.
– Camera: Connect the AV cable to the USB/AV port.
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the camera and record it on a
DVD or video tape. You can record movies by selecting “» Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 116).
For information about connecting a monitor to the recording device and about how to
record, see the user documentation that comes with the recording device you are
using.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other playback operations.
For information about menu operations, see page 91.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Slideshow
Start
Starts the slideshow
Images
Specifies the type of images to be included in the slideshow
All images: Snapshots, movies, continuous shutter images
All images except Z: All non-continuous shutter (CS) images
T Only: Snapshots only
» Only: Movies only
Time
Time from the start to the end of the slideshow
1 to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
Interval
Amount of time each image remains displayed
Use [4] and [6] to select a value from 1 to 30 seconds, or “MAX”.
If you specify a value from 1 to 30 seconds, movies play from beginning to end.
When the slideshow reaches a movie file while “MAX” is selected, only the first
frame of the movie will be displayed.
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Effect
Select the effect you want.
Pattern 1 to 5: Plays background music and applies an image change effect.
• Patterns 2 through 4 have different background music, but they all use the
same image change effect.
• Pattern 5 can be used for playback of snapshots only (except for those that
are part of a CS group), and the “Interval” setting is ignored.
• The currently selected image change effect setting is disabled automatically
in following cases.
– When playing a slideshow for which “» Only” is selected for the “Images”
setting
– When the interval setting is “MAX”, 1 second, or 2 seconds
– Before and after playback of a movie
– During CS group playback (Except the Pattern 1 effect)
Off: No image change effect or background music
• To stop the slideshow, press [SET] or [MENU]. Pressing [MENU] stops the
slideshow and returns to the menu screen.
• Adjust audio volume by pressing [2] and then press [8] or [2] during playback.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is transitioning from one
image to another.
• The time required for transition from one image to another may be longer in the
case of an image that was not recorded with this camera.
Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory
You can replace the built-in slideshow background music with other music from your
computer.
Supported File Types:
• PCM format (16-bit, monaural / stereo) WAV files
• Sampling Frequencies: 11.025 kHz/22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
Number of Files: 9
File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Create the music files on your computer using the above names.
• Regardless of which effect pattern you select, the music files you store in camera
memory are played back in name sequence.
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (pages 141, 149).
If you plan to save the music files to the camera’s memory card, make sure the
card is loaded in the camera.
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2.
Perform one of the following operations to open the memory card or
built-in memory.
This will cause the camera to be recognized by your computer as a Removable
Disk (Drive).
• Windows
1Windows 7, Windows Vista: Start * Computer
Windows XP: Start * My Computer
2Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Macintosh
1Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
3.
Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
4.
Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the
background music file to it.
• See the user documentation that comes with your computer for information
about moving, copying, and deleting files.
• If there are background music files both in built-in memory and on the memory
card loaded in the camera, the files on the memory card take priority.
• See page 156 for information about camera folders.
5.
Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 143, 150).
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames (MOTION PRINT)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
MOTION PRINT
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie frames and display the one
you want to use as the image of the MOTION PRINT image.
Holding down [4] or [6] scrolls at high speed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Create” and then press [SET].
• Only the frames of movies recorded on this camera can be used in a MOTION
PRINT image.
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Editing a Movie on the Camera (Movie Editing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen of Movie to be Edited * [MENU] *
PLAY Tab * Movie Editing
The Movie Editing feature lets you use one of the following procedures to edit out a
specific part of a movie.
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the beginning of the movie up to the
current location.
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything between two points.
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current location to the end of the
movie.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select the editing method you want to use and then
press [SET].
2.
Use the following operations to select the frame
(point) from which or to which you want to cut
the movie (the cut point).
During playback, changes the playback
[4] [6] direction and playback speed. While
playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
[SET]
3.
Toggles between pause and play.
Cut range (yellow)
Press [2] to display the editing menu and specify one or two cut
points.
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be up to is
displayed, press [2].
1While the frame you want the first (From) cut to be is
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
displayed, press [2].
2Select another frame.
3While the frame you want the second (To) cut to be
is displayed, press [2].
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be from is
displayed, press [2].
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4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
The selected cut operation will take considerable time to complete. Don’t try to
perform any camera operation until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen. Note that a cut operation can take a long
time if the movie being edited is long.
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained.
An editing operation cannot be undone.
NOTE
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• Editing of movies recorded with a different type of camera is not supported.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of remaining memory capacity is
less than the size of the movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete files you no longer need to free up more.
• Splitting of a movie into two movies and splicing of two different movies into a
single movie are not supported.
• You also can start a movie editing operation while the movie you want to edit is
playing back. When playback reaches a frame where you want a cut point to be,
press [SET] to pause playback. Next, press [2] to display the menu of editing
options. Perform editing using the same procedures as described above.
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Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
in existing images.
+2
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “+1” setting.
+1
Performs brightness correction.
Cancel
Does not perform brightness correction.
NOTE
• Correcting the lighting when shooting produces better results (page 102).
• Altering the lighting of an image causes the original image and the new (altered)
version to be stored as separate files.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
White Balance
You can use the white balance setting to select a light source type for a recorded
image, which will affect the colors of the image.
¤ Daylight
Outdoors, fair weather
' Overcast
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade, etc.
“ Shade
Very high temperature light, such as building shade, etc.
† Day White
White or day white fluorescent lighting, without suppressing
color cast
Fluorescent
– Daylight
Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent lighting, while suppressing color cast
« Tungsten
Suppressing of the appearance of light bulb lighting
Cancel
No white balance adjustment
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NOTE
• You also can adjust the white balance when recording images (page 51).
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot
(Brightness)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Brightness
You can select one of five brightness levels, from +2 (brightest) to –2 (least bright).
NOTE
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing
See page 135 for details.
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Protecting a File Against Deletion (Protect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Protect
On
Protects specific files.
1 Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files
until the one you want to protect is displayed.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then
press [SET].
An image that is protected is indicated by the
› icon.
3 To protect other files, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To exit the protect operation, press [MENU]. To unprotect a file, select
“Off” instead of “On” in step 2 above.
All Files:
On
Protects all files.
1 Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files: On” and then press [SET].
2 Press [MENU].
To unprotect all files, select “All Files: Off” instead of “All Files: On” in
step 1 above.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 167).
NOTE
• Performing the above procedure while a CS group is displayed will protect all the
images in the CS group. You can protect individual images in a CS group by
performing the above procedure while the image is displayed.
. To protect a specific image in a CS group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Protect” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through images until one you want to protect
is displayed.
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4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then press [SET].
This will protect the image and display the › icon.
• To unprotect an image, select “Off” in step 4 and then press [SET].
5.
After you are finished, select “Cancel” and then press [SET] to exit this
operation.
NOTE
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 167).
. To protect all the images in a CS group
1.
While a CS group is displayed or while the images of a CS group are
scrolling on the monitor screen, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “PLAY” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Protect” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [4] and [6] to display the CS group you want to protect.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and then press [SET].
This will protect all the images in the group and display the › icon.
• To unprotect all of the images in the group, select “Off” in step 5 and then press
[SET].
6.
Press [MENU].
NOTE
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 167).
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Editing the Date and Time of an Image (Date/Time)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Date/Time
[8] [2]
Changes the setting at the cursor location.
[4] [6]
Moves the cursor between settings.
[0] (Movie)
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format.
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
NOTE
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp (page 162) cannot
be edited.
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is protected.
• You can input any date from 1980 to 2049.
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Rotation
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Rotation” and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
2.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press
[MENU].
NOTE
• Rotating a CS image causes all of the images in the CS group to be rotated. You
cannot rotate individual component image in a CS group.
• Rotation of a panorama image is not supported.
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image data. It simply alters
how the image is displayed on the camera’s monitor screen.
• An image that has been protected or zoomed cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the image menu
screen.
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Resizing a Snapshot (Resize)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Resize
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot.
The original snapshot is also retained. You can resize an image to one of three sizes:
10M, 5M, VGA.
• Resizing a 3:2 or 16:9 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
Cropping a Snapshot (Trimming)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Trimming
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need, and
save the result in a separate file. The original snapshot is
also retained.
Zoom factor
Represents
snapshot area
Use the zoom controller to zoom the image to the size you
want, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to display the portion of
the image you want to cut out, and then press [SET].
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image will
have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the cropped image will be the
same as the recording date of the original snapshot.
Part of snapshot that is
currently displayed
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Copying Files (Copy)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Copy
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card or from a
memory card to built-in memory.
Built-in *
Card
Copies all files from built-in camera memory to a memory card.
This option copies all the files in built-in camera memory. It cannot be
used to copy a single file.
Card *
Built-in
Copies a single file on the memory card to camera built-in camera
memory. Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory whose
name has the largest serial number.
• You cannot copy a continuous shutter (CS) group image (page
110).
1Use [4] and [6] to select the file you want to copy.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can copy snapshots or movies you recorded with this camera.
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group (Divide Group)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Divide Group
See page 109 for details.
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Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image
(CS Multi Print)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Display CS group. * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
CS Multi Print
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Create”.
• You can use [4] and [6] to select a different CS group, if you want.
2.
Press [SET].
This converts the CS group to a 16M (4608x3456) image with up to 30 CS
frames (5 vertical x 6 horizontal).
• This camera may not be able to correctly convert a CS group image with
another camera.
• The recording date of the converted image will be the same as the recording
date of the original CS group.
• When converting a CS group whose images have been rotated by the
“Rotation” feature to a CS Multi Print image, the arrangement of the images in
the CS Multi Print will be different from that of normal (unrotated) CS images.
Editing a CS Image (CS Frame Edit)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * CS Frame Edit
See the following pages for details.
DPOF Printing: page 136
Protect: page 123
Copy: page 110
Delete: page 107
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Dynamic Photo
This camera comes with a number of subjects in built-in
memory (“built-in subjects”), which you can insert into
snapshots and movies to create Dynamic Photo images.
• The term “built-in subjects” refers to the moving figures
and characters that came pre-programmed in the
camera’s built-in memory.
Built-in Subject
Another Image
™
Dynamic Photo Image
Inserting a Built-in Subject into a Snapshot or Movie
(Dynamic Photo)
Use the following procedure to insert a built-in subject image into a snapshot (except
for a panorama image) or movie.
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Dynamic Photo
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background image you want and then
press [SET].
• Only an image that satisfies the following conditions can be used as a
background image.
– A snapshot or movie recorded with this camera
– A snapshot with an aspect ratio of 4:3
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the built-in subject that you want to insert
into the image and then press [SET].
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3.
If you are inserting a subject into a movie an
image will appear on the monitor screen
showing the approximate location of the
subject in the movie. Use [4] and [6] to shift
the location to the position you want. After you
are finished, press [SET].
Insert location
• If you insert a subject into a movie, the resulting movie will be a maximum of
20 seconds long. Everything before and after the insertion is cut off. If the
movie you are inserting into (original movie) is shorter than 20 seconds, the
resulting movie will be the same length as the original movie.
• If you are inserting a subject into a snapshot, skip directly to step 4.
4.
Use the zoom controller to adjust the size of the subject and use [8],
[2], [4], and [6] to adjust its position.
5.
When everything is the way you want, press [SET].
This inserts the subject into another image and creates a Dynamic Photo.
• Inserting an animated subject into a snapshot will save a Dynamic Photo that
consists of 20 still images of 2M size or smaller.
• Inserting a subject into a movie will save the Dynamic Photo as a movie file.
NOTE
• Performing a delete or format operation will not delete the built-in subjects.
To view a Dynamic Photo (Dynamic Photo File)
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the Dynamic
Photo you want to view.
2.
If you want to see the subject in the Dynamic Photo movie, press [SET].
The Dynamic Photo is repeated as a continuous loop.
• Movement of the subject also will start automatically about two seconds after
you display a Dynamic Photo.
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Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie
(Movie Converter)
A Dynamic Photo with a still image background and a moving subject is stored as a
series of 20 still images. You can use the following procedure to convert the 20
images that make up a Dynamic Photo to a movie.
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Dynamic Photo Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Movie Converter
• The final movie format is H.264/AVC standard.
• The final movie image size is 640x480 pixels.
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Printing
Printing Snapshots
Professional Print Service
You can take a memory card that contains the images you want
to print to a professional print service and have them printed.
Printing on a Home Printer
Printing Images on a Printer with Memory Card
Slot
You can use a printer equipped with a memory card slot
to print images directly from a memory card. For details,
see the user documentation that comes with your
printer.
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can print on a printer that supports PictBridge (page 132).
Printing with a Computer
After transferring the images to your computer, use
commercially available software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 135).
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports PictBridge and print
images without going through a computer.
. To set up the camera before connecting to a printer
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “PTP (PictBridge)”, and then press [SET].
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. Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Use the USB cable that comes bundled with the camera to connect the camera to
your printer’s USB port.
USB cable (included with camera)
[USB/AV] port
Large connector
USB
Small connector
USB port
Terminal cover
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned
with the 4 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
the cable to the camera.
• The camera does not draw power over the USB cable. Check the battery level
before connecting and make sure it is not too low.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you feel it
click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor
communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown
in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before plugging in or
unplugging the cable. Check the user documentation that
comes with the printer for information about requirements
before plugging into or unplugging from the printer.
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. To print
1.
Turn on the printer and load paper.
2.
Turn on the camera.
This will display the print menu screen.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Paper Size”, and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select a paper size and then press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 4"x6", A4, 8.5"x11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected on the printer.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about
paper settings.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the print option you want.
1 Image
: Prints one image. Select and then press [SET]. Next, use [4] and
[6] to select the image you want to print.
DPOF Printing: Prints multiple images. Select and then press [SET]. With this
option, images will be printed in accordance with DPOF settings
(page 135).
• To toggle date stamping on and off, press [0] (Movie). The date stamp will be
printed when “On” is indicated on the monitor screen.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Print” and then press [SET].
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please wait...” will appear on the
monitor screen. The message will disappear after a short while, even though
printing is still being performed. Pressing any camera button will cause the
printing status to re-appear. The print menu screen will re-appear when printing is
complete.
• If you selected “1 Image”, you can repeat the procedure from step 5, if you
want.
7.
After printing is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB
cable from the printer and camera.
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Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number
of Copies (DPOF Printing)
. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy,
and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images.
After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home
printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print
service.
• Whether or not you will be able to use DPOF settings for printing depends on the
printer you are using.
• Some professional print services may not support DPOF.
. Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * Select images
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the image you want to
print is displayed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
3.
Press [SET].
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. Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * All images
1.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• Note that the specified number of copies will be printed for all of the images in
any CS group included with the images.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
2.
Press [SET].
NOTE
• You can specify the number of copies for a specific image (page 136) or for all of
the images in a CS group (page 137) by performing the above procedure while an
image in the group is displayed.
. To specify the number of copies for a specific image in a CS group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “DPOF Printing” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Select images” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through images until one you want to print is
displayed.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
• Repeat steps 4 and 5 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
6.
Press [SET].
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. To configure the same DPOF settings for all the images in a CS
group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused (toggle by pressing
[SET]), press [2].
This will display the “CS Frame Edit” menu.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “DPOF Printing” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Frame all” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [0] (Movie) so “On” is
shown for date stamping.
5.
Press [SET].
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete.
The next DPOF print operation you execute will be performed using the last DPOF
settings you configured for the images. To clear DPOF settings, specify “00” for the
number of copies of all images.
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be sure to tell them that it
includes DPOF settings for the images to be printed and the number of copies. If you
don’t, the print service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF settings,
or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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. Date Stamping
You can use one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the
printout of an image.
Configuring camera settings
Configure DPOF settings (page 135).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print. You can configure
settings so some images include the date stamp and some don’t.
Configure the Camera’s Timestamp setting (page 162).
• The camera’s Timestamp setting imprints the date into a snapshot when you
shoot it, so the date is always included when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that includes a date
stamped with the camera’s Timestamp function. Doing so can cause the two
stamps to be overprinted.
Configuring computer settings
You can use commercially available image management software to date
stamp images.
Professional print service
Request date stamping when ordering prints from a professional print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge, and perform image selection and printing using the
camera monitor screen and controls.
• PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a printer that supports
PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce
exactly the type of image you want. PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print uses information about
shooting conditions recorded with the image to enhance printed
image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer for information
about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Using the Camera with a Computer
Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images to a
computer and view
them there
• Save images and view them manually
(USB connection) (pages 141, 148).
• Transfer images to a computer
automatically over a wireless LAN for
viewing (Eye-Fi) (page 152).
Transfer images
stored on your
computer to
camera memory
In addition to images, you also can transfer
screen shot images from your computer to
the camera (Photo Transport*) (page 146).
Play back and edit
movies
• You can play back movies (pages 144,
151). To play back movies, use software
that is compatible with your computer’s
operating environment.
• To edit movies, use commercially
available software as required.
* Windows only
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and
when using the software are different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer”
on page 140.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
148.
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Install the required software in accordance with the version of Windows you are
running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating System
Version
Install this software:
See
page:
Installation not required.
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Windows 7
Installation not required.
• Windows Media Player
12, which is already
installed on most
computers, can be used
for playback.
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Windows Vista,
Windows XP (SP3)
Movies can be played back
using QuickTime 7.
• You need to download
QuickTime 7 on the Web
if you want to use it.
Edit movies
Windows 7,
Windows Vista,
Windows XP (SP3)
–
• Use commercial software
as required.
–
Upload movie files
to YouTube
Windows 7,
Windows Vista,
Windows XP (SP3)
YouTube Uploader for
CASIO*
• You need to download it
from the website.
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Transfer images to
the camera
Windows 7,
Windows Vista,
Windows XP (SP3)
Photo Transport 1.0*
• You need to download it
from the website.
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Save images to a
Windows 7,
computer and view
Windows Vista,
them there manually Windows XP (SP3)
Play movies
* YouTube Uploader for CASIO and Photo Transport will not run under 64-bit
versions of Windows OS.
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. Computer System Requirements for Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Information
about computer system requirements can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Software (For Windows)” on page 178 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Users
• The software requires Administrator privileges to run.
• Operation on a self-made computer is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
NOTE
• You also can use your computer’s card slot (if it has one) or a commercially
available card reader to access image files directly from the camera’s memory
card. For details, see the user documentation that comes with your computer.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and then use the USB cable that comes with the
camera to connect it to your computer.
USB cable
[USB/AV] port
Large connector
Small connector
USB port
Terminal cover
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
The camera will turn on automatically and battery charging will start (page 19).
• The camera may not turn on automatically in the case of certain computer
models or connection conditions. If this happens, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to
turn on the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in
poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the
camera if you connect via a USB hub. Always connect
directly to the computer’s USB port.
• The first time you connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable, an
error message may appear on your computer. If this happens, disconnect and
then reconnect the USB cable.
5.
Windows 7, Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Computer”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Computer”.
6.
Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or built-in
memory if there is no card) as a removable disk.
7.
Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
8.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”.
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9.
Windows 7, Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Documents”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “Documents” (Windows 7, Windows
Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP), the next step will overwrite it. If you
want to keep the existing “DCIM” folder, you need to change its name or move
it to a different location before performing the next step.
10.
Windows 7 users: On the “Documents” “Organize” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows Vista users: On the “Documents” “Edit” menu, select
“Paste”.
Windows XP users: On the “My Documents” “Edit” menu, select
“Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it contains) into your
“Documents” (Windows 7, Windows Vista) or “My Documents” (Windows XP)
folder. You now have a copy of the files that are in camera memory on your
computer.
11.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
After confirming that the back lamp is not flashing red, disconnect the USB cable.
. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 156.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
• Viewing a CS image on a computer will individually display the component
images in the CS group. A CS group cannot be viewed as a CS image on a
computer.
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Playing Movies
To play back a movie, first copy it to your computer and then double-click the movie
file. Some operating systems may not be able to play back movies. If this happens,
you need to install separately available software.
• With Windows 7, playback is supported by Windows Media Player 12.
• If you are unable to play back movies, go to the URL below to download
QuickTime 7 and install it on your computer.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)
CPU
: Image Quality “FHD”:
Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz or higher
Image Quality “STD” or “HS”:
Pentium 4 3.2GHz or higher
Required Software: QuickTime 7 (Not required with Windows 7.)
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
. Movie Playback Precautions
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your computer before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
• Proper movie playback may not be possible on some computers. If you experience
problems, try the following.
– Try recording movies with a quality setting of “STD”.
– Quit any other applications you have running, and stop resident applications.
Even if proper playback is not possible on the computer, you can use the AV cable
(option) to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or computer and play back
movies that way.
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Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
To make it easy to upload to YouTube a movie file recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene, install YouTube Uploader for CASIO on your computer.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
Download the YouTube Uploader for CASIO installer from the CASIO digital camera
support page (http://www.casio-intl.com/support/). Double-click the installer and
follow the installation instructions that appear on your computer screen.
• For information about installation conditions and minimum computer system
requirements, see page 178.
. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 2048MB or 15 minutes of playing time.
1.
Record the movie you want to upload using the “For YouTube” scene
(page 74).
2.
If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the Internet.
3.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 141).
4.
Turn on the camera.
YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• If this is the first time you are using the application, configure the YouTube user
ID and network environment settings, and then click the [OK] button.
5.
The left side of the display will have an area for inputting a title,
category, and other information required for uploading to YouTube.
Enter the required information.
6.
The right side of the display shows a list of movie files in camera
memory. Select the check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
7.
When everything is ready, click the [Upload] button.
This will upload the movie file(s) to YouTube.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit the application.
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Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory
If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo
Transport on your computer.
. To install Photo Transport
Download the Photo Transport installer from the CASIO digital camera support page
(http://www.casio-intl.com/support/). Double-click the installer and follow the
installation instructions that appear on your computer screen.
• For information about installation conditions and minimum computer system
requirements, see page 178.
. To transfer images to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 141).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera:
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg images automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 141).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating
System Version
Install this software:
Save images to your
Macintosh and view
them there manually
OS X
Installation not required.
Save images to your
Macintosh
automatically/
Manage images
OS X
Use iPhoto, which comes
bundled with some Macintosh
products.
OS X
Movie file playback is supported
under OS X 10.4.11 or higher
when QuickTime 7 or higher is
installed.
Play movies
See
page:
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–
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Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS X 10.0. Operation is
supported with Mac OS 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7 (using the OS
standard USB driver) only.
NOTE
• You also can use your computer’s card slot (if it has one) or a commercially
available card reader to access image files directly from the camera’s memory
card. For details, see the user documentation that comes with your computer.
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. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
4.
Turn off the camera and then use the USB cable that comes with the
camera to connect it to your Macintosh.
USB cable (included with camera)
[USB/AV] port
Large connector
Small connector
USB port
Terminal cover
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
The camera will turn on automatically and battery charging will start (page 19).
• The camera may not turn on automatically in the case of certain computer
models or connection conditions. If this happens, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to
turn on the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in
poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera
if you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to
the computer’s USB port.
• The first time you connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable, an
error message may appear on your computer. If this happens, disconnect and
then reconnect the USB cable.
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5.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
The camera’s back lamp will light green or orange at this time. In this mode, your
Macintosh recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s
built-in memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The
appearance of the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
6.
Drag the “DCIM” folder to the folder to which you want to copy it.
7.
After the copy operation is complete, drag the drive icon to Trash.
8.
Disconnect the camera from the computer.
After confirming that the back lamp is not flashing red, disconnect the USB cable.
. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 156.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
• Viewing a CS image on a computer will individually display the component
images in the CS group. A CS group cannot be viewed as a CS image on a
computer.
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Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first copy it to your Macintosh
and then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a computer.
Operating System : Image Quality “FHD”:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
Image Quality “STD” or “HS”:
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Required Software: QuickTime 7 or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
. Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some Macintosh models. If you
experience problems, try the following.
– Try recording movies with a quality setting of “STD”.
– Upgrade to the latest version of QuickTime.
– Shut down other applications that are running.
Even if proper playback is not possible on your Macintosh, you can use the AV cable
(option) to connect to the video input terminal of a TV or Macintosh and play back
movies that way.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your Macintosh before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
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Using an SD Memory Card with Built-in LAN
Transferring Images with an Eye-Fi Card (Eye-Fi)
Shooting with an Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card loaded in the camera makes it
possible to transfer image data automatically to a computer via wireless LAN.
1.
Configure LAN access point, transfer destination and other settings for
the Eye-Fi card in accordance with the instructions that come with the
Eye-Fi card.
2.
After configuring settings, load the Eye-Fi card into the camera and
record.
Images you record are sent by wireless LAN to your computer, etc.
• For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
IMPORTANT!
• Recorded images are transferred over wireless LAN. Do not use the Eye-Fi card or
turn off Eye-Fi card communication (page 159) when on an aircraft or in any other
location where use of wireless communication is limited or prohibited.
• Loading an Eye-Fi card will cause the Eye-Fi indicator
to
appear on the monitor screen. Its transparent or not transparent
appearance indicates the communication status as shown below.
Transparent
Access point cannot be found or no
transferable image data exists.
Not transparent
Image transfer in progress
Flashing
Searching for access points
• A communication icon
will appear on the monitor screen while image data
transfer is in progress.
• The camera’s Auto Power Off (page 164) function is disabled while image data
transfer is in progress.
• A confirmation message will appear on the monitor screen if you try to turn off the
camera while image data transfer is in progress. Follow the instructions in the
messages (page 188).
• Transfer of a large number of images can take some time to complete.
• Depending on the type of Eye-Fi card you are using and its settings, images on the
Eye-Fi card may be deleted following image data transfer.
• Breaks in the image and/or audio may occur when recording a movie to or playing
a movie from an Eye-Fi card.
• Proper Eye-Fi card data communication may not be possible due to camera
settings, battery level, or operating conditions.
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Using a Smartphone to Play Back Images Stored on a FlashAir
Card (FlashAir)
Loading a commercially available FlashAir card in the camera makes it possible to
view images on and copy them to a smartphone or computer over a wireless LAN
connection.
• For more information, see the instructions that come with the card.
1.
Use a computer or other device to configure the settings of the
FlashAir card.
• To protect your personal information, it is recommended that you change the
password of a FlashAir card after you purchase it. For more information, see
the instructions that come with the card.
• If the FlashAir card’s “Start automatically at boot” setting is selected, a wireless
LAN connection will be established automatically whenever the camera is
turned on.
• If you want to turn “FlashAir” (page 159) on and off manually on the camera,
change the FlashAir card’s setting to “Start with the control image”.
2.
Load the configured FlashAir card into the camera and shoot the
images you want.
• Formatting a FlashAir card with the camera will delete files on the card that are
required for communication. For details about formatting, see the instructions
that come with the card.
3.
Access the FlashAir card from a smartphone or other device.
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IMPORTANT!
• When on an aircraft or in any other location where use of wireless communication
is limited or prohibited, do not use a FlashAir card, or change the camera’s
“FlashAir” setting (page 159) and the FlashAir card’s setting to those shown below.
FlashAir: Off
Memory Card: Start with the control image
• Loading a FlashAir card into the camera will cause the FlashAir icon
to appear
on the monitor screen.
Transparent
No wireless LAN connection
Not transparent
Communication enabled
Flashing
Running (Communication disabled)
• The following applies to camera operations while image data on a FlashAir card is
being manipulated from a smartphone or other device.
–
icon displayed on the monitor screen.
– The Sleep function (page 164) and Auto Power Off function (page 164) are
disabled.
– A confirmation message appears on the monitor screen if you try to turn it off. If
this happens, follow the instructions in the message (page 188).
• The FlashAir wireless LAN connection is automatically terminated if no operation is
performed for a certain amount of time.
• Recording or playing back a movie to a FlashAir card can result in breaks in the
image and/or audio.
• Proper FlashAir card communication may not be possible due to camera settings,
battery level, or operating conditions.
• Changing the configuration of camera settings and performing other operations
may take longer than normal when a FlashAir card is running.
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file each time you shoot a snapshot, record a movie, or
perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing them in
folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 156).
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named
CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The extension
on the file name depends on the file type.
26th file name:
File
CIM G0026.JPG
Serial number
(4 digits)
Extension
Folders
Folders are named from 100CASIO to
100th folder name:
999CASIO.
100CASIO
There can be up to 900 folders in memory.
• BEST SHOT has a scene named “For
Serial number (3 digits)
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see pages 12 and 12.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
The following operations are supported for DCF-compliant images. Note, however,
that CASIO makes no performance guarantees concerning these operations.
• Transferring this camera’s DCF-compliant images to another manufacturer’s
camera and view them.
• Printing this camera’s DCF-compliant images on another manufacturer’s printer.
• Transferring another camera’s DCF-compliant images to this camera and view
them.
. Memory Folder Structure
DCIM
DCIM Folder
Recording Folder
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG Image File
CIMG0002.MOV Movie File
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
SCENE *2
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
Background Music Folder
Background Music File
Background Music File
STARTING.JPG *2
Startup Image File
*1 The BEST SHOT “For YouTube” scene sets up the camera for recording movies
that are optimized for uploading to YouTube. Images recorded with the “For
YouTube” scene are stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
*2 This folder or file can be created in built-in memory only.
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. Supported Image Files
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera, it may take a long time for the
image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions
• Whenever copying memory contents to your computer, you should copy the DCIM
folder and all of its contents. A good way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders it to
change their names to dates or something similar after you copy them to your
computer. If you later decided to return a DCIM folder to the camera, however, be
sure to change its name back to DCIM. The camera is designed to recognize only a
root file with the name DCIM. Note the camera also will not be able to recognize the
folders inside the DCIM folder unless they have the names they originally had
when you copied them from the camera to your computer.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the “Memory Folder Structure”
shown on page 156 in order for the camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
• You also can use a PC card adapter or a memory card reader/writer to access
camera files directly from the camera’s memory card.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode.
For information about menu operations, see page 91.
Enabling Power Saving (ECO Mode)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * ECO Mode
Enabling power saving reduces the brightness of the monitor screen and switches
other camera operations to low-power operation, which allows a charge to last longer
and increases the number of images that can be shot between charges.
Selecting “On” enters the “ECO Mode”, which is indicated by e on the monitor
screen. The power saving effect of the “ECO Mode” is most efficient when “Auto” is
selected for the recording mode. Use the “Auto” recording mode is recommended
when using the “ECO Mode”.
NOTE
• You can achieve even greater power savings by using the “ECO Mode” in
combination with Auto Power Off (page 164) and Sleep (page 164).
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness (Screen)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Screen
Auto
With this setting, the camera detects available light levels and
automatically adjusts the brightness of the monitor screen accordingly.
+2
Brightness that is greater than +1, which makes the screen easier to view.
This setting consumes more power.
+1
Bright setting for outdoor use, etc. Brightness that is greater than 0.
0
Normal monitor screen brightness for indoor use, etc.
–1
Low monitor screen brightness for nighttime use, indoor use under dark
conditions, etc.
• Turning on the “ECO Mode” (page 158) while the “Screen” setting is +2 or +1 will
cause the “Screen” setting to change to 0.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication (Eye-Fi)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Eye-Fi
Select “Off” to disable Eye-Fi card communication (page 152).
Configuring FlashAir Card Communication Settings (FlashAir)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * FlashAir
Selecting “Start with the control image” for the FlashAir card setting and selecting
“On” for the camera’s “FlashAir” setting will establish a FlashAir wireless LAN
connection (page 153).
• If the FlashAir card’s “Start automatically at boot” setting is selected, a wireless
LAN connection will be established automatically whenever the camera is turned
on.
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation (Auto Rotate)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Auto Rotate
On
Automatically rotates snapshots shot with the camera held vertically
90 degrees.
Off
Images not rotated automatically.
The camera automatically detects whether a snapshot image was shot in portrait or
landscape orientation and displays it accordingly. Auto rotation is not performed for
movies.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings (Sounds)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sounds
Startup
Specifies the startup sound
Sound 1 - 5: Built-in sounds (1 through 5)
Off: Sound off
Half Shutter
Shutter
Operation
= Operation
Specifies the sound volume. This setting is also used as the
audio level during video output (page 112).
= Play
Specifies the volume of movie audio output. This volume
setting is not used during video output (from the USB/AV port)
(page 112).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes output.
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule
(File No.)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * File No.
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs generation of the serial
number used in file names (page 155).
Continue
Tells the camera to remember the last used file number. A new file will
be named using the next sequential number, even if files are deleted or
if a blank memory card is loaded. If a memory card is loaded and that
card already has files stored on it and the largest sequential number in
the existing file names is greater than the largest sequential number
remembered by the camera, numbering of new files will start from the
largest sequential number in the memory card file names plus 1.
Reset
Restarts the serial number from 0001 whenever all files are deleted or
when the memory card is replaced with a blank one. If a memory card
is loaded and that card already has files stored on it, numbering of new
files will start from the largest sequential number in the memory card
file names plus 1.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Creating an Image Storage Folder (Create Folder)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Create Folder
Create Folder
Creates a folder with a unique number (page 155). Files will be
stored in the new folder starting from when you record your
next image.
Cancel
Cancels folder creation.
• Images recorded with the BEST SHOT “For eBay” or “Auction” scene, and the “For
YouTube” scene are stored in special folders. They are not stored in the folder you
create here.
• Deleting all of the files in a folder cause the folder to be deleted as well.
Configuring World Time Settings (World Time)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in a zone that is different
from your Home City when you go on a trip, etc. World Time displays the current time
in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “World” and then press [6].
• To change the geographic area and city for the time where you normally use
the camera, select “Home”.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “City” and then press [6].
• To change the “World” setting to summer time, use [8] and [2] to select
“DST” and then select “On”. Summer time is used in some geographical areas
to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the geographic area you want and
then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city you want and then press [SET].
5.
Press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Before configuring World Time settings, make sure that the Home City setting is
the place where you live or normally use the camera. If it isn’t, select “Home” on the
screen in step 1 and configure the Home City, date, and time settings as required
(page 162).
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Time Stamping Snapshots (Timestamp)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Timestamp
You can configure the camera to stamp the recording date only, or date and time in
the lower right corner of each snapshot.
• Once date and time information is stamped into a snapshot, it cannot be edited or
deleted.
Example: July 10, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Date
2012/7/10
Date&Time
2012/7/10 1:25pm
Off
No stamping of date and/or time
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with Timestamp, you can do so later
using the DPOF function or some printing application (page 138).
• Stamping is performed in accordance with the date and time settings (page 162)
and the display style settings (page 163).
Setting the Camera’s Clock (Adjust)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Adjust
[8] [2]
Change the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6]
Move the cursor between settings
[0] (Movie)
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, select “Apply” and then press
[SET] to apply them.
• You can specify a date from 2001 to 2049.
• Be sure to select your Home City (page 161) before setting the time and date. If
you set the time and date while the wrong city is selected for your Home City, the
times and dates of all of the World Time cities (page 161) will be wrong.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Specifying the Date Style (Date Style)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Date Style
You can select from among three different styles for the date.
Example: July 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD
12/7/10
DD/MM/YY
10/7/12
MM/DD/YY
7/10/12
• This setting also affects the control panel date format as shown below (page 39).
YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY: MM/DD
DD/MM/YY: DD/MM
Specifying the Display Language (Language)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Language
. Specify the display language you want.
1 Select the tab on the right.
2 Select “Language”.
3 Select the language you want.
1
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas
may not support display language selection.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Sleep State Settings (Sleep)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sleep
This feature turns off the monitor screen and lights the back lamp (green) whenever
no camera operation is performed for a preset period of time. Press any button to turn
the monitor screen back on.
Trigger Time Settings: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, Off (Sleep is disabled while “Off” is
selected.)
• Sleep is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– In the PLAY mode
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During movie recording and playback
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off are turned on, Auto Power Off takes priority.
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings (Auto Power Off)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off turns off the camera whenever no camera operation is performed for
a preset amount of time.
Trigger Time Settings: 2 min, 5 min, 10 min (The trigger time is always 5 minutes in
the PLAY mode.)
• Auto Power Off is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During CS group playback
– During movie recording and playback
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring [r] Setting (REC)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * REC
Power On
Camera turns on whenever [r] (REC) is pressed.
Power On/Off
Camera turns on or off whenever [r] (REC) is pressed.
Disable
Camera does not turn on or off when [r] (REC) is pressed.
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press [r] (REC) in the REC
mode.
Disabling File Deletion (Ü Disabled)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Ü Disabled
The camera will not start the image delete operation when you press [2] (
) while
“Ü Disabled” is turned on.
You can protect against accidental deletion of images by selecting “On” for
“Ü Disabled”.
• Performing a format operation (page 167) will cause all images to be deleted, even
if file deletion is disabled (“On” selected for “Ü Disabled”) for some images.
Configuring USB Protocol Settings (USB)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * USB
You can use the procedure below to select the USB communication protocol, which is
used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device.
Mass Storage
Select this setting when connecting to a computer (pages 141,
149). With this setting, the computer sees the camera as an
external storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer of
images from the camera to a computer.
PTP
(PictBridge)
Select this setting when connecting to a printer that supports
PictBridge (page 132).
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System
(Video Out)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Video Out
You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video
output system. You can also specify an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.
NTSC Video system used in Japan, the U.S., and other countries
PAL
Video system used in Europe and other areas
4:3
Normal TV screen aspect ratio
16:9
Wide screen aspect ratio
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type of TV you plan to use.
Images will not display correctly if you select the wrong aspect ratio.
• Images will not display correctly unless the camera’s video signal output setting
matches the video signal system of the TV or other video equipment.
• Images cannot be displayed correctly on a TV or video equipment that is not NTSC
or PAL.
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method (HDMI Output)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * HDMI Output
• See page 115 for details.
Configuring a Startup Image (Startup)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Startup
Display the image you want to use as your startup image and then select “On”.
• The startup image does not appear when you turn on the camera by pressing [p]
(PLAY).
• You can specify a snapshot you recorded as the startup image, or you can use the
special startup image provided in the camera’s built-in memory.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 167) will delete the current startup image setting.
• You can select the first snapshot of a CS group as the startup image. If you want to
select another image within a CS group, you need to first divide up the CS group or
use the CS Frame Edit feature to make a copy of the image outside of the CS
group.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card (Format)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Format
If a memory card is loaded in the camera, this operation will format the memory card.
It will format built-in memory if no memory card is loaded.
• The format operation will delete all contents on the memory card or in built-in
memory. It cannot be undone. Make sure you do not need any data currently on
the card or in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory will delete the following data.
– Protected images
– BEST SHOT user setups
– Startup screen
• Formatting a memory card will delete the following data.
– Protected images
• Formatting will cause all images to be deleted, even if file deletion is disabled (“On”
selected for “Ü Disabled” (page 165)) for some images.
• Check the battery level before starting a format operation and make sure it is not
too low. Formatting may not be performed correctly and the camera may stop
operating normally if the camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress. Doing so can cause
the camera to stop operating normally.
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults (Reset)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Reset
See page 179 for details about the camera’s factory default settings.
The settings below are not reset.
World Time settings, clock settings, date style, screen language, video output
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Appendix
Precautions during Use
. Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images while operating an automobile
or other vehicle, or while walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
. Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the cameras viewfinder.
Doing so can damage your eyesight.
. Flash
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or explosive gas may be
present. Such conditions create the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a motor vehicle. Doing so
can interfere with the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject. Doing so creates the risk of
loss of eyesight.
. Monitor Screen
• Should the monitor screen ever become cracked, never touch any of the liquid
inside the monitor screen. Doing so creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your mouth, immediately rinse your
mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your eyes or onto your skin, immediately
rinse with clean water for at least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
. Connections
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use with this camera into
connectors. Connecting a non-specified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
. Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or anywhere else where operation of
such devices is restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious accident.
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. Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or strange odor, or while it
is overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Water and Foreign Matter
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal) getting inside the camera
creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present. Particular care is required when
using the camera where it is raining or snowing, near the ocean or other body of
water, or in a bathroom.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by dropping or other rough
treatment creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to explode and creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
. Disassembly and Modification
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way. Doing so creates the risk
of electric shock, burn injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal
inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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. Locations To Be Avoided
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of locations. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and electric shock.
– Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
– Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke is present
– Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to direct sunlight, in a closed
vehicle parked in the sun, or other areas subject to very high temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a high shelf, etc. Doing so can
cause the camera to fall, creating the risk of personal injury.
. Backing Up Important Data
• Always keep backup copies of important data in camera memory by transferring it
to a computer or other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in the case of
camera malfunction, repair, etc.
. Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing the battery, be sure to follow the correct procedure as
described in the documentation that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
the battery can result in corruption or loss of data in camera memory.
. Rechargeable Battery
• Use only the USB-AC adaptor (AD-C53U) or the specified device to charge the
battery. Attempting to charge the battery by an unauthorized means creates the
risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Do not expose or immerse the battery in fresh water or salt water. Doing so can
damage the battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service
life.
• The battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera only. Use with any
other device creates the risk of the battery damage, or deterioration of battery
performance and service life.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions creates the risk of battery
overheating, fire, and explosion.
– Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
– Do not expose the battery to heat or fire.
– Never carry or store the battery together with items that can conduct electricity
(necklaces, pencil lead, etc.).
– Never disassemble the battery, pierce it with a needle, or expose it to strong
impact (hit it with a hammer, step on it, etc.), and never apply solder to it. Never
place the battery into a microwave oven, heater, high-pressure generating
device, etc.
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• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat generation, discoloration,
deformation, or any other abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera and keep it away from open flame.
• Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an automobile parked in the
sun, or in any other area subject to high temperatures. Doing so can damage the
battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• If battery charging does not end normally within the specified charging time, stop
charging anyway and contact your local CASIO authorized service center.
Continued charging creates the risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery fluid get into your eyes
accidentally, immediately rinse them with clean tap water and then consult a
physician.
• Be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the camera and special
USB-AC adaptor before using or charging the battery.
• If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a responsible adult
makes them aware of the precautions and proper handling instructions, and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or your skin, immediately
rinse it off with clean tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can cause skin
irritation.
. Battery Life
• Battery continuous operation times provided in this manual represent the
approximate amount of time before the camera turns off due to low battery power
when being powered by the special battery under normal temperature (23°C
(73°F)). They do not guarantee that you will be able to achieve the indicated level
of operation. Actual battery life is greatly affected by ambient temperature, battery
storage conditions, the amount of time spent in storage, etc.
• Leaving the camera on can run down the battery and cause the low battery
warning to appear. Turn off the camera whenever you are not using it.
• The low battery warning indicates that the camera is about to turn off due to low
battery power. Charge the battery as soon as possible. Leaving a low or dead
battery in the camera can lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
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. Data Error Precautions
Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the
following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
– Removing the battery or memory card while the camera is performing some
operation
– Removing the battery or memory card while the back lamp is flashing green after
turning off the camera
– Disconnecting the USB cable while communication is in progress
– Shooting with a battery that quickly goes low right after it is charged
• Shooting with a battery that quickly goes low right after it is charged can also
cause camera malfunction. Replace the battery with a new one immediately.
– Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to appear on the monitor
screen (page 188). Perform the action indicated by the message that appears.
. Operating Environment
• Operating Temperature Requirements: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Operating Humidity: 10 to 85% (non condensation)
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture, dust, or sand
– Near an air conditioner or in other areas subjected to extreme temperature or
humidity
– Inside of a motor vehicle on a hot day, or in an area subjected to strong vibration
. Condensation
Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from
the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called
“condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera, which creates
the risk of malfunction. To prevent condensation from forming seal the camera in a
plastic bag before changing locations. Then leave the bag sealed to allow the air
inside to naturally change to the same temperature as the air in the new location.
After that, remove the camera from the bag and open the battery cover for a few
hours.
. Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the lens. Doing so can
scratch the lens surface and cause malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such as a
slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the characteristics of
lenses, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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. Caring for your camera
• Never touch the lens or flash window with your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and
other foreign matter on the lens or flash window can interfere with proper operation
of the camera. Use a blower or other means to keep the lens and flash window free
of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
. Old Rechargeable Battery Handling Precautions
• Insulate the positive and negative terminals with tape, etc.
• Do not peel the covering off of the battery.
• Do not try to take the battery apart.
. USB-AC adaptor Handling Precautions
-
0 Never plug the power cord into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from
that marked on the power cord. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction,
and electric shock.
0 Take care to protect the power cord against damage and breaking. Never place
heavy objects onto the power cord, or expose it to intense heat. Doing so can
damage the power cord, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
0 Never try to modify the power cord, or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Never plug in or unplug the power cord while your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the risk of electric shock.
0 Do not plug the power cord into an outlet or extension cord that is shared by
other devices. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Should the power cord ever become damaged (to the point that internal wires
are exposed or cut), immediately contact your original retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center to request repair. Continued use of a damaged power
cord creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The USB-AC adaptor becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and
does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when you are not using the USB-AC
adaptor.
• Never use detergent to clean the power cord (especially the plug).
• Never cover the USB-AC adaptor with a blanket, etc. Doing so creates the risk of
fire.
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. Other Precautions
The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
. Copyrights
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of use of snapshots or
movies of images whose rights belong to others, without the permission of the right
holder, is forbidden by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted entirely, even if it is for your
own personal enjoyment. Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site, or any other Internet
site, or otherwise distributing them to third parties without the permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties. For
example, uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs, live
concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or recorded by you may infringe
upon the rights of others. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for use of this product in any way that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The following terms, which are used in this manual, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Note that trademark ™ and registered trademark ® are not used within the text of this
manual.
• SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, and DirectX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, and iPhoto are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Google Inc.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
• Eye-Fi and the Eye-Fi logo are trademarks of Eye-Fi, Inc.
• FlashAir and the FlashAir logo are trademarks of TOSHIBA CORPORATION.
• EXILIM, Photo Transport, Dynamic Photo, and YouTube Uploader for CASIO are
registered trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
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Any and all unauthorized copying, distribution, and transfer for commercial purposes
of the software provided by CASIO for this product are prohibited.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouTube,
LLC. The presence of YouTube upload functionality in this product is not an
endorsement or recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
Power Supply
Charging
. If the camera’s back lamp starts flashing red...
If the back lamp starts flashing red during charging, it means that further charging is
not possible for one of the reasons below. Perform the actions described below to
correct the problem and then try charging again.
Ambient temperature or the temperature of the battery is abnormally high
or low
Unplug the USB cable from the camera and wait for a while until the camera is within
the temperature range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F), and then try charging again.
Safety timer activated
A battery that has not been used for a long time, certain types of computers, and
connection conditions can cause charging to take longer than normal. If charging
takes longer than about six hours, a safety timer will terminate it automatically, even if
the battery is not fully charged. If the battery has not been used for a very long time,
charging may terminate automatically after only about 45 minutes.
1) Using a battery that has not been used for a long time.
Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable to resume charging.
2) Insufficient power supply when connected to computer
Connect directly to a USB port what supplies a current of 500mA.
For details about the power supply capacity of a computer’s USB port, contact the
manufacturer of the computer. Though disconnecting and then reconnecting the USB
cable will resume charging, you may need to do so repeatedly if the power supply
capacity of the computer is low.
If problems continue to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that
the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center.
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Battery Precautions
. Precautions during Use
• Operation provided by a battery under cold conditions is always less than operation
under normal temperatures. This is due to the characteristics of the battery, not the
camera.
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 10°C to
35°C (50°F to 95°F). Outside this temperature range charging can take longer than
normal or even fail.
• Do not tear or remove the battery outer label.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full charge, it probably
means the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a
new one.
. Storage Precautions
• Storing the battery for a long time while it is charged can cause deterioration of
battery characteristics. If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
• Always remove the battery from the camera when you are not using it. A battery left
in the camera can discharge and go dead, which will require some time to charge
when you need to use the camera.
• Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
• To prevent over discharging of an unused battery, fully charge it, and then load it in
the camera and fully use up the charge about once every six months.
Using the Camera in another Country
. Precautions during Use
• The bundled USB-AC adaptor is designed for operation with any power supply in
the range of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz. Note, however, that the shape of the
power cord plug depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking the
camera and USB-AC adaptor along on a trip, check with travel agent about the
power supply requirements in your destination(s).
• Do not connect the USB-AC adaptor to a power supply through a voltage converter
or similar device. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
. Extra Batteries
• Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-130) is recommended while on a trip
in order to avoid not being able to shoot images due to the battery going dead.
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Using a Memory Card
See page 24 for information about supported memory cards and how to load a
memory card.
. Using a Memory Card
• SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC
memory cards have a write protect switch. Use the
Write enabled
switch when you need to guard against accidentally
deleting data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card you must then turn write protection
Write disabled
off whenever you want to record to it, format it, or
delete any of its images.
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally during
image playback, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it (page 167).
However, it is recommended that you always take along multiple memory cards
whenever using the camera far away from the home or office.
• As you record data to and delete data from a memory card a number of times, it
loses its ability to retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of a memory
card is recommended.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to
become corrupted or even lost. Make sure that you always back up important data
on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, hard disk, etc.).
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of memory cards can slow down processing speed. Whenever possible
use an Ultra High-Speed Type memory card. Note, however, that not all operations
can be guaranteed even if an Ultra High-Speed Type memory card is used. Certain
movie quality settings can result in too much time being required to record data,
which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio during playback. If this happens,
the Y will turn yellow on the monitor screen.
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. Discarding or Transferring Ownership of a Memory Card or the
Camera
The format and delete functions of the camera do not actually delete files from the
memory card. The original data remains on the card. Note that responsibility for the
data on a memory card lies with you. The following procedures are recommended
whenever you discard a memory card or the camera, or if you transfer ownership to
another party.
• When discarding a memory card, either physically destroy the memory card or use
commercially available data delete software to completely delete the data on the
memory card.
• When transferring ownership of a memory card to another party, use commercially
available data deletion software to completely delete the data on it.
Use the format function (page 167) to completely delete the data in built-in memory
before discarding or transferring ownership of the camera.
Computer System Requirements for Software (For Windows)
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to
check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that
the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of
the images being handled.
0 Windows
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
Operating System : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)
Other
: Sufficient memory to run the operating system
Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the
YouTube site
Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the
YouTube site
Photo Transport 1.0
Operating System
: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)
Memory
: At least 64MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 2MB
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Reset Initial Default Settings
The tables in this section show the initial default settings that are configured for menu
items (displayed when you press [MENU]) after you reset the camera (page 167).
Menu items depend on whether the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode.
• A dash (–) indicates an item whose setting is not reset or an item for which there is
no reset setting.
IMPORTANT!
• Switching the recording mode to “Premium Auto PRO” (page 29) will make some
menu items unavailable.
. REC Mode
“REC” Tab
Zoom (SR)
Single
Review
Off
Focus
Q (Auto Focus)
Icon Help
On
Self-timer
Off
Anti Shake
On
AF Area
Í Spot
AF Assist Light
On
Face Detection
Off
Continuous AF
Off
Memory
Digital Zoom
On
Wind Noise Cut
Off
L/R Key
Off
Grid
Off
Flash: On /
Focus: Off /
ISO: Off /
White Balance:
Off / EV Shift: Off /
AF Area: On /
Metering: Off /
Self-timer: Off /
Flash Intensity:
Off /
Zoom (SR): On /
Digital Zoom: On /
MF Position: Off /
Zoom Position: Off
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“Quality” Tab
Size
16M
T Quality
Normal
(Snapshots)
» Quality
FHD
(Movies)
EV Shift
0.0
ISO
Auto
ISO High Limit
Auto
White Balance
Auto WB
Metering
B Multi
Lighting
On
Flash Intensity
0
Sharpness
0
Saturation
0
Contrast
0
“Set Up” Tab
ECO Mode
Off
Timestamp
Off
Screen
Auto
Adjust
–
Eye-Fi
On
Date Style
–
FlashAir
On
Language
–
Auto Rotate
On
Sleep
1 min
Auto Power Off 5 min
Sounds
Startup: Sound 1 /
Half Shutter:
Sound 1 /
Shutter: Sound 1 /
Operation:
Sound 1 /
= Operation:
...//// /
= Play: ...////
File No.
Continue
Create Folder
–
World Time
–
REC
Disable
Ü Disabled
Off
USB
Mass Storage
Video Out
–
HDMI Output
Auto
Startup
Off
Format
–
Reset
–
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. PLAY Mode
“PLAY” Tab
Slideshow
Images: All images /
Time: 30 min /
Interval: 3 sec /
Effect: Pattern 1
DPOF Printing
–
Protect
–
Date/Time
–
Dynamic Photo –
Rotation
–
Movie
Converter
Resize
–
Trimming
–
Copy
–
Divide Group
–
CS Multi Print
–
CS Frame Edit
–
–
MOTION PRINT Create
Movie Editing
–
Lighting
–
White Balance
–
Brightness
–
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure
(+Histogram)
Displays a histogram on the monitor screen which you can use to
check the exposure of an image before you shoot it. You also can
display the histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the
exposure levels of images.
Histogram
NOTE
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee optimum exposure. The
recorded image may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even though its
histogram is centered.
• Due to the limitations of exposure compensation, you may not be able to achieve
an optimum histogram configuration.
• Use of the flash and certain shooting conditions can cause the histogram to
indicate exposure that is different from the actual exposure of the image when it is
shot.
• The histogram cannot be displayed during high speed movie recording.
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How to Use the Histogram
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image in terms of the
number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal
axis indicates lightness. If the histogram appears too lopsided for some reason, you
can use EV shift to move it left or right in order to achieve better balance. Optimum
exposure can be achieved by EV shifting so the graph is as close to the center as
possible. For snapshots, you can even display individual histograms for R (red),
G (green), and B (blue).
Example Histograms
A histogram towards the left side results when the
overall image is dark. A histogram that is too far to
the left may result in “black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
A histogram towards the right side results when
the overall image is light. A histogram that is too
far to the right may result in “white out” of the light
areas of an image.
An overall well-balanced histogram results when
the overall image is at optimal lightness.
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When things don’t go right...
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Power Supply
Power does not
turn on.
1)The battery may not be loaded correctly (page 16).
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 17). If the
battery goes dead soon after being charged, it means the
battery has reached the end of its life and needs to be
replaced. Purchase a separately available CASIO NP-130
rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The camera
suddenly powers
down.
1)Auto Power Off may have activated (page 164). Turn power
back on.
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 17).
3)The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Power will not turn
off. Nothing
happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reload them.
Image Recording
Image is not
recorded when the
shutter button is
pressed.
1)If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
2)If the flash is charging, wait until the charge operation
finishes.
3)If the message “Memory Full” appears, transfer images to
your computer, delete images you no longer need, or use a
different memory card.
Auto Focus does
not focus properly.
1)If the lens is dirty, clean it off.
2)The subject may not be in the center of the focus frame when
you compose the image.
3)The subject you are shooting may not be a type that is
compatible with Auto Focus (page 36). Use manual focus
(page 45).
4)You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting
with Anti Shake or use a tripod.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The subject is out
of focus in the
recorded image.
The image may not be focused properly. When composing the
image, make sure the subject is located inside the focus frame.
The flash does not
fire.
1)If ? (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to
another mode (page 43).
2)If the battery is low, charge it (page 17).
3)If a BEST SHOT scene that uses ? (Flash Off) is selected,
change to a different flash mode (page 43) or select a
different BEST SHOT scene (page 76).
The red ? (Flash
Off) icon is
displayed on the
monitor screen and
the flash does not
fire.
The flash unit may be malfunctioning. Contact a CASIO
authorized service center or your original retailer. Note that
though the flash will not fire, you still can use the camera for
non-flash shots.
Camera powers
down during Selftimer countdown.
The battery may be low. Charge the battery.
The monitor screen 1)You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the
image is out of
image. Focus the image (page 45).
focus.
2)You may be using ´ (Macro) or Á (Super Macro) for
scenery or portraits. Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait
shots (page 45).
3)You may be trying to use Auto Focus or ) (Infinity) when
shooting a close-up shot. Use the ´ (Macro) or Á (Super
Macro) for close ups (page 45).
There is digital
noise in images.
1)Sensitivity may have been increased automatically for a dark
subject, which increases the chance of digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
2)You may be attempting to shoot in a dark location with ?
(Flash Off) selected, which can increase digital noise and
make images appear coarse. In this case, turn on flash (page
43) or use lights for illumination.
3)Lighting (page 102) may be enabled for snapshots, which can
cause an increase in digital noise. Use a light or some other
means to illuminate the subject.
4)Shooting movies for long periods in areas where temperature
is relatively high can cause digital noise (dots of light) to
appear in the movie image. If this happens, move to a cooler
environment or turn off the camera and allow it to cool down,
which should cause normal operation to resume.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
A recorded image
was not saved.
1)Camera power may have been turned off before the save
operation was complete, which will result in the image not
being saved. If the battery indicator shows
, charge the
battery as soon as possible (page 21).
2)You may have removed the memory card from the camera
before the save operation was complete, which will result in
the image not being saved. Do not remove the memory card
before the save operation is complete.
Though available
lighting is bright,
the faces of people
in the image are
dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects. Change the flash
mode setting to < (Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page
43), or adjust EV shift to the + side (page 52).
Night shots come
out bad.
Use the following BEST SHOT scenes (page 76) when shooting
at night.
• High Speed Night Scene (for shooting night scenery only)
• High Speed Night Scene and Portrait (for shooting people
against night scenery)
Subjects are too
dark when shooting
images in a
seashore or ski
area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause
underexposure of images. Change the flash mode setting to <
(Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 43), or adjust EV
shift to the + side (page 52).
Digital zoom will
not go up to the
maximum value.
1)The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital
zoom (page 96).
2)Zoom will not go up to the maximum value if the “Zoom (SR)”
setting is “Single”. Change the setting to “Off” (page 56).
3)Zoom will not go up to the maximum value if the snapshot
size setting is “VGA”. Change to a different setting (page 42).
The image is out of
focus during movie
recording.
1)Focusing may not be possible because the subject is outside
the focus range. Shoot within the allowable range.
2)The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 172).
3)During High Speed Movie recording, focus is fixed at the
position where it was when recording started. To focus an
image, half-press the shutter button for Auto Focus or focus
manually before you press [0] (Movie) to start recording.
Movie recording
suddenly stops.
The camera’s protection function may have activated because
camera temperature is too high. Wait until the camera
temperature drops to normal levels.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Playback
The color of the
playback image is
different from what
appears on the
monitor screen
when shooting.
Sunlight or light from another source may be shining directly
into the lens when you are shooting. Position the camera so
sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
Images are not
displayed.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a
memory card using another digital camera.
Images cannot be
Note that you cannot edit the following types of snapshots.
edited (with White
• Snapshots created using MOTION PRINT
Balance,
• CS group snapshots
Brightness, Resize, • Movies
Trimming,
• Panorama Image
Rotation).
• Snapshots recorded with another camera
File Deletion
A file cannot be
deleted.
1)The file may be protected. Unprotect the file (page 123).
2)“Ü Disabled” setting may be “On”. Change the setting to
“Off” (page 165).
Other
The wrong date
and time are
displayed, or the
wrong date and
time are being
stored along with
image data.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time
(page 162).
The messages on
the display are in
the wrong
language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display
language setting (page 163).
Images cannot be
transferred over a
USB connection.
1)The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all
connections.
2)The wrong USB communication protocol is selected. Select
the correct USB communication protocol in accordance with
the type of device you are connecting (pages 141, 148).
3)If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
4)Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if
you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Language selection 1)You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the
screen appears
camera or the camera may have been left with a dead
when the camera is
battery. Configure the correct settings (pages 22, 163).
turned on.
2)There may be a problem with the camera’s memory data. If
this is the case, perform the reset operation to initialize the
camera’s setup (page 167). After that, configure each setting.
If the language selection screen does not re-appear when you
turn the camera on, it means that the camera’s memory
management data has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
The time and date
settings configured
the first time after
purchasing the
camera are reset to
their factory
defaults when I
remove the
camera’s battery.
Load the camera’s battery and reconfigure the time and date
settings (page 22). Do not remove the battery from the camera
for at least 24 hours after configuring time and date settings.
After that, the settings will not be reset if you remove the
battery.
• If the time and date are reset to their factory default settings
when you remove the battery after it has been loaded for
more than 24 hours, it could mean that the camera’s setting
memory is defective. Contact your retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center.
Buttons are not
responsive right
after the power has
been turned on.
With large capacity memory cards there is a delay after the
power has been turned on before the buttons become
responsive.
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Display Messages
ALERT
The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the
camera and wait until it cools down before trying to use it
again.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Cannot find the file.
The image you specified with the slideshow “Images”
setting cannot be found. Change the “Images” setting (page
116) and try again.
Cannot register any
more files.
You are attempting to save a user BEST SHOT scene in
the “SCENE” folder when the folder already contains 999
user scenes.
There is something wrong with the memory card. Turn off
the camera, remove the memory card and then reload it
into the camera. If this message re-appears when you turn
the camera back on, format the memory card (page 167).
Card ERROR
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card deletes all its files. Before
formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a
computer or some other storage device.
Check connections!
You are attempting to connect the camera to a printer while
the camera’s USB settings are not compatible with the USB
system of the printer (page 132).
Connecting to the
network
Camera power was turned off while image data was being
copied to a computer or other device using a FlashAir card
or an Eye-Fi card (pages 152, 153).
Files could not be
saved because
battery is low.
Battery power is low, so an image file could not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
You are trying to record a file while there are already 9999
files stored in the 999th folder. If you want to record more,
delete files you no longer need (page 34).
LENS ERROR
This message appears and the camera turns off whenever
the lens performs some unexpected operation. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact a
CASIO authorized service center or your original retailer.
LENS ERROR 2
The Anti Shake unit of the camera may be malfunctioning.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
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Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/or files saved
by editing operations. When shooting with Prerecord CS,
this message indicates that there is not enough memory
capacity to record all of the pre-recorded images. Delete
files you no longer need (page 34).
Printing Error
An error occurred while printing.
• The printer is turned off.
• The printer generated an error, etc.
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed for some
reason during image data recording. Perform a zoom
operation to change the composition of the image and
shoot it again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or a
CASIO authorized service center.
The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD, SDHC, or SDXC
memory card loaded in the camera is in the
locked position. You cannot store images to
or delete images from a memory card that is
locked.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the memory
card.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for printing. Configure
the required DPOF settings (page 135).
There is no image to
register.
The setup you are trying to save is for an image that cannot
be saved as a user BEST SHOT scene.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not formatted.
Format the memory card (page 167).
This file cannot be
played.
The file you are trying to access is corrupted or is a type
that cannot be displayed by this camera.
LOCK
This message will appear part way through an operation
This function cannot
when you attempt to use a function that is not allowed in
be used.
combination with another function.
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Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time
Snapshot
Image Size
(Pixels)
16M
(4608x3456)
3:2
(4608x3072)
16:9
(4608x2592)
10M
(3648x2736)
5M
(2560x1920)
3M
(2048x1536)
VGA
(640x480)
Image Quality
Approximate
Image File
Size
Built-in Memory*1
Recording
Capacity
Memory Card*2
Recording
Capacity
Fine
10.71 MB
3
1072
Normal
5.57 MB
5
1654
Fine
9.43 MB
4
1214
Normal
4.92 MB
6
1873
Fine
7.83 MB
5
1466
Normal
4.1 MB
7
2221
Fine
6.4 MB
6
1787
Normal
3.38 MB
9
2728
Fine
2.99 MB
10
2990
Normal
1.72 MB
14
4283
Fine
2.0 MB
15
4669
Normal
1.25 MB
22
6533
Fine
430 KB
67
19683
Normal
290 KB
91
26809
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Movies
Image
Quality
(Pixels) /
(Audio)
Memory Card*2 File Size
(Maximum
of
recording time 1-minute
per recording*5) Movie
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Built-in Memory*1
Recording
Capacity
FHD
(1920x1080)
(Stereo)
14.2 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
27 seconds
35 minutes
59 seconds
106.5 MB
HD
(1280x720)
(Stereo) *4
10.9 Megabits/second
(15 frames/second)
35 seconds
46 minutes
54 seconds
81.8 MB
STD
(640x480)
(Stereo)
3.9 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
1 minute
41 seconds
2 hours
12 minutes
54 seconds
29.3 MB
HS1000
(224x64)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(1000 frames/second)
10 seconds
13 minutes
10 seconds
300.0 MB
9 seconds
13 minutes
2 seconds
300.0 MB
9 seconds
12 minutes
58 seconds
300.0 MB
HS480
(224x160)
(No audio)
HS240
(512x384)
(No audio)
Maximum
File Size
40.0 Megabits/second
Maximum (480 frames/second)
Movie Size:
4GB (or
29 minutes) 40.0 Megabits/second
(240 frames/second)
HS120
(640x480)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(120 frames/second)
9 seconds
12 minutes
55 seconds
300.0 MB
HS30-240
(512x384)
(Audio
recording at
30 fps only)
5.4 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
40.4 Megabits/second
(240 frames/second)
1 minute
13 seconds*3
1 hour
36 minutes
54 seconds*3
40.5 MB*3
HS30-120
(640x480)
(Audio
recording at
30 fps only)
10.4 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
40.4 Megabits/second
(120 frames/second)
38 seconds*3
49 minutes
57 seconds*3
78.0 MB*3
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Image Quality
(Pixels) / (Audio)
Maximum File Approximate Data Rate Built-in Memory*1
Size
(Frame Rate)
Recording Capacity
Memory Card*2
(Maximum
recording time
per recording*5)
YouTube (HS1000)
(224x64)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(1000 frames/second)
10 seconds
27 seconds
YouTube (HS480)
(224x160)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(480 frames/second)
9 seconds
56 seconds
YouTube (HS240)
(512x384)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(240 frames/second)
9 seconds
1 minute
52 seconds
YouTube (HS120)
(640x480)
(No audio)
40.0 Megabits/second
(120 frames/second)
9 seconds
3 minutes
45 seconds
1 minute
13 seconds*3
15 minutes*3
Maximum
YouTube (HS30-240) Movie Size: 5.4 Megabits/second
2048 MB (or (30 frames/second)
(512x384)
15 minutes) 40.4 Megabits/second
(Audio recording at
30 fps only)
(240 frames/second)
YouTube (HS30-120)
(640x480)
(Audio recording at
30 fps only)
10.4 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
40.4 Megabits/second
(120 frames/second)
38 seconds*3
15 minutes*3
YouTube (FHD)
(1920x1080)
(Stereo)
14.2 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
27 seconds
15 minutes
YouTube (STD)
(640x480)
(Stereo)
3.9 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
1 minute
41 seconds
15 minutes
*1 Built-in memory capacity after formatting (Approx. 52.2MB)
*2 Based on a 16GB SDHC memory card (SanDisk Corporation). The number of images
you can save depends on the type of memory card you are using.
*3 Recordable time when the entire movie is recorded at 30 fps. Recording time is shorter
if the 30 fps frame rate is switched to 120 fps or 240 fps during recording.
*4 “HD” appears in place of “FHD” when you are shooting with “HDR Art” (page 62).
*5 The allowable recording time will be shorter if the capacity of the memory card you are
using is smaller than the maximum size of one file.
• Snapshot and movie recording capacity values are approximate and intended for
reference only. Actual capacity depends on image contents.
• File size and data rate values are approximate and intended for reference only. Actual
values depend on the type of image being shot.
• When using a memory card with a different capacity, calculate the number of images as a
percentage of 16GB.
• The time it takes to play back a high speed movie will be different from the time it takes to
record it. If you record a 240 fps high speed movie for 10 seconds, for example, it will
take 80 seconds to play it back.
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Specifications
File Format
Snapshots:
JPEG (Exif Version 2.3; DCF 2.0 standard; DPOF compliant)
Movies:
MOV format, H.264/AVC standard, IMA-ADPCM (stereo)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory (Image Storage Area: 52.2MB*)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
* Built-in memory capacity after formatting
Recorded Image Sizes Snapshots:
16M (4608x3456), 3:2 (4608x3072), 16:9 (4608x2592),
10M (3648x2736), 5M (2560x1920), 3M (2048x1536),
VGA (640x480)
Movies:
FHD (1920x1080 30 fps), HD (1280x720 15 fps) (When
shooting movie with HDR Art only.), STD (640x480 30 fps),
HS1000 (224x64 1000 fps), HS480 (224x160 480 fps),
HS240 (512x384 240 fps), HS120 (640x480 120 fps),
HS30-240 (512x384 30-240 fps switchable),
HS30-120 (640x480 30-120 fps switchable)
Effective Pixels
16.1 Megapixels
Imaging Element
Size: 1/2.3-inch square pixel high-speed CMOS
Total Pixels: 16.79 Megapixels
Lens/Focal Distance
(Snapshot)
F3.0 (W) to 5.9 (T) f = 4.24 to 53.0 mm
(equivalent to 24 to 300 mm in 35 mm format)
Zoom
12.5X Optical zoom, 18.8X in combination with Single SR Zoom,
25.0X in combination with Multi SR Zoom
4X Digital zoom
Up to 199.3X when HD Zoom and Digital zoom are used in
combination (VGA size)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Focus Modes:
Auto Focus, Macro Focus, Super Macro Focus, Infinity,
Manual Focus
• AF Area:
Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking; with AF assist light
Approximate Focus
Range
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus: 5 cm to 9 (2.0" to 9) (Wide Angle)
Macro Focus: 1 cm to 50 cm (0.4" to 19.7")
(Fifth step zoom from the Widest Angle setting)
Super Macro Focus: 1 cm to 50 cm (0.4" to 19.7")
Infinity: 9 (Wide Angle)
Manual Focus: 5 cm to 9 (2.0" to 9) (Wide Angle)
• Range is affected by optical zoom.
Metering
Multi-pattern, center weighted, and spot by imaging element
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Exposure Control
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE,
Manual Exposure
Exposure
Compensation
–2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed
Snapshot (Auto): 1/4 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Premium Auto PRO): 4 to 1/4000 second
Snapshot (Aperture Priority AE): 1 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Shutter Speed Priority AE): 15 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Manual Exposure): 15 to 1/2000 second
• 1/25000-second shutter speed is possible only with High
speed Continuous Shutter, shutter speed priority AE or
manual exposure.
• May differ due to the camera setup.
Aperture Value
F3.0 (W) to F7.9 (W) (ND filter)
• Using optical zoom changes the aperture value.
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent,
Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity
(Standard Output
Sensitivity)
Snapshots:
Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800,
ISO 1600, ISO 3200 equivalent
Snapshots (High Speed Night Shot):
ISO 12800 equivalent maximum
Movies: Auto
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range
0.4 m to 4.7 m (1.3' to 15.4') (Wide Angle)
(ISO Sensitivity: Auto) 0.9 m to 2.4 m (3.0' to 7.9') (Telephoto)
• Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Intensity
Adjustment
–2, –1, 0, +1, +2
Flash Charging Time
Approximately 5 seconds
Monitor Screen
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
460,800 (960x480) dots
External connection
terminal
USB port (Hi-Speed USB standard, USB charging),
AV output terminal (NTSC/PAL)
HDMI output (Mini)
Microphones
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130) x1
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Approximate Battery Life
All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount of time under
normal temperature (23°C (73°F)) before the camera turns off. These values are not
guaranteed. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Number of Shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)*1
500 shots
(ECO Mode: Off
(Initial Default
Setting))
630 shots
(ECO Mode: On)
Continuous Playback (Snapshots)*2
6 hours
Approximate continuous movie recording time
(High speed movie (HS 240))*3
2 hours 50 minutes
Approximate continuous movie recording time (FHD Movie)*3 2 hours 30 minutes
• Battery: NP-130 (Rated Capacity: 1800 mAh)
• Recording Medium: 16GB SDHC memory card (SanDisk Corporation)
• Measurement Conditions
*1 Approximate number of shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)
In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards
Normal temperature (23°C (73°F)), monitor on, zoom operation between full wide
and full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are shot with flash;
power turned off and back on every time 10 images are shot.
*2 Approximate playback time
Standard temperature (23°C (73°F)), one-image scroll approximately every
10 seconds
*3 Approximate time for a repeated cycle of 10 minutes recording followed by
deletion of the recorded file.
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a full charge. Repeated
charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, High Speed Continuous Shutter, and Auto Focus usage,
and the time the camera is on greatly affects recording time and number of shots
values.
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Power Consumption
3.7 V DC, Approximately 5.6 W
Dimensions
104.8 (W) x 59.1 (H) x 28.6 (D) mm
(4.1" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 1.1" (D))
(24.2 mm (0.95") thick excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 205 g (7.2 oz)
(including battery and memory card*)
Approximately 165 g (5.8 oz)
(excluding battery and memory card)
* 16GB SDHC memory card (SanDisk Corporation)
. Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
1800 mAh
Operating Temperature
Requirements
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
37.8 (W) x 44.8 (H) x 11.2 (D) mm
(1.49" (W) x 1.76" (H) x 0.44" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 38 g (1.3 oz)
. USB-AC adaptor (AD-C53U)
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 100 mA
Output Power
5.0 V DC, 650 mA
Operating Temperature
Requirements
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Dimensions
53 (W) x 21 (H) x 45 (D) mm
(2.1" (W) x 0.83" (H) x 1.8" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 37 g (1.3 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with
relevant national and/or international standards.
Declaration of Conformity According to EU Directive
Manufacturer:
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
Responsible within the European Union:
CASIO EUROPE GmbH
Casio-Platz 1, 22848 Norderstedt, Germany
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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
M29
MA1206-A
2012