User`s guide | Casio QV-R4 Camcorder User Manual

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Digital Camera
QV-R3/QV-R4
User’s Guide
All the illustrations in this manual show the
QV-R4. See the text that accompanies the
illustrations for information about how the
QV-R3 and QV-R4 differ from each other.
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Thank you for purchasing this CASIO Product.
Before using it, be sure to read the precautions
contained in this User’s Guide, and keep the
User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
QV-R4
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your dealer
as soon as possible.
Camera
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-30)
Charger Unit (BC-20)
CH
Strap
CD-ROM
Special USB Cable
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INTRODUCTION
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Contents
GETTING READY
General Guide ............................................................ 16
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Front
Bottom
Back
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 18
Contents ....................................................................... 3
Recording Mode
Play Mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Features ....................................................................... 8
Precautions .................................................................. 9
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
LED Backlight
Lens
Other
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Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 20
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Attaching the Strap .................................................... 21
Using the Soft Case (Option) ..................................... 21
Power Requirements ................................................. 23
Using the Charger Unit
To load the battery into the camera
Battery Life
Power Supply Precautions
Using AC Power
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
QUICK START GUIDE
Getting Ready ............................................................ 14
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To record an image .................................................... 14
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 34
To view a recorded image .......................................... 15
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 36
To delete an image ..................................................... 15
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Recording an Image ................................................... 38
Recording Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
About Auto Focus
About the Recording Mode Monitor Screen
41
41
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode) ........................................ 59
Previewing the Last Image Recorded ....................... 42
Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image
(Coupling Shot) .......................................................... 60
Deleting an Image in a Recording Mode
42
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 43
Adjusting the View of the Optical Viewfinder
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background
Image (Pre-shot) ........................................................ 62
43
Using Zoom ................................................................ 44
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Using the Best Shot Mode ......................................... 64
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45
Creating Your Own Best Shot Setup
Using the Flash .......................................................... 46
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Flash Precautions
Shooting with Manual Exposure ................................ 67
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Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 69
Shooting at Fixed Intervals ........................................ 70
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 49
Adjusting the White Balance ...................................... 72
Specifying Image Size and Quality ............................ 51
To specify the image size
To specify the image quality
65
Using the Night Scene Mode ..................................... 67
Adjusting White Balance Manually
51
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Selecting the Metering Mode ..................................... 74
Using the Histogram .................................................. 75
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Recording Mode Settings .......................................... 76
Specifying Sensitivity
Enhancing Specific Colors
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 53
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
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Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 58
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INTRODUCTION
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PRINT Image Matching II ................................................ 95
PLAYBACK
Exif Print ..................................................................... 95
Basic Playback Operation .......................................... 82
Zooming the Displayed Image ................................... 83
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OTHER SETTINGS
Resizing an Image ..................................................... 84
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation
Method ........................................................................ 96
Cropping an Image ..................................................... 85
Playing a Movie .......................................................... 86
Turning the Key Tone On and Off .............................. 96
Displaying the 9-image View ..................................... 87
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ............. 97
88
Using the Alarm .......................................................... 97
89
To set an alarm
Stopping the Alarm
DELETING FILES
Changing the Date and Time Setting ........................ 99
Deleting a Single File ................................................. 89
Changing the Date Format
Deleting All Files ........................................................ 90
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Using World Time ..................................................... 100
To switch between the home time and
World Time screens
To configure World Time settings
To configure summer time (DST) settings
FILE MANAGEMENT
Folders ....................................................................... 91
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91
Changing the Display Language ............................. 102
Protecting Files .......................................................... 92
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 103
Memory Folders and Files
To protect and unprotect a single file
To protect all files in memory
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DPOF .......................................................................... 93
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
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Transferring Files to a Computer .............................. 118
USING A MEMORY CARD
Transferring Files Over a USB Connection
Transferring Files Using a Memory Card
Memory Data
Memory Directory Structure
Supported Image Files
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 105
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
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Using the Album Feature ......................................... 124
Copying Files ........................................................... 107
Creating an album
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a
memory card
107
To copy a file from a memory card to built-in memory 108
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
131
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ................ 110
About the bundled CD-ROM ..................................... 110
Menu Reference ....................................................... 131
Recording Mode Menu
PLAY Mode Menu
Computer System Requirements .............................. 111
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in Windows .... 112
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
Exiting the Menu Application
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132
Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 133
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Recording Mode
Play Mode
Charger Unit
133
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Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 136
Display Messages
Installing Software from the CD-ROM
on a Macintosh .......................................................... 114
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
APPENDIX
139
Specifications ........................................................... 140
Main Specifications
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INTRODUCTION
• The USB driver (mass storage) uses Phoenix Technologies Ltd. software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of
this manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties which may
arise through the use of the QV-R3/QV-R4.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable
for any damages or losses suffered by you or any third
party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of
data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important data on
other media to protect against its loss.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCardTM is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated.
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• Best Shot
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures every time.
Features
• High-resolution primary color CCD
Everything from rich skin tones in portraits to fine details in
scenery shots come out with amazingly realistic clarity.
• Effective Pixels
QV-R3: 3.20 million pixels (3.34 million total pixels)
QV-R4: 4.00 million pixels (4.13 million total pixels)
• Real-time histogram
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than ever
before.
• 1.6-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 9.6X seamless zoom
3X optical zoom, 3.2X digital zoom
• World Time
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• 11MB flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• Alarm
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can even have a specific image appear on the monitor
screen when the alarm time is reached.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion
• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a previously
recorded background image. This means you can create
images include you and your friend, even if you are the only
two people around.
• Album Function
HTML files are generated automatically to create an album
of recorded images. Album contents can be viewed and
printed using a standard Web browser. Images can also be
incorporated into Web pages quickly and easily.
• Triple Self-timer Mode
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times, automatically.
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• Easy Image Transfer
Transfer images to a computer simply by connecting the
camera with a USB cable.
Precautions
General Precautions
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
Your camera comes bundled with the latest version of
Photo Loader, the popular application that automatically
loads images from your camera to your PC. Also included
is Photohands, an application that makes image retouching quick and easy.
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the QV-R3/QV-R4.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the camera” refer to the CASIO QV-R3/QV-R4 Digital Camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so creates the danger of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electric shock when exposed. Always leave maintenance and repair work up to CASIO service center.
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
• Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out of
the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally, contact your physician immediately.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a
motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s vision and create the danger of accident.
• Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if
it is fired too close to the eyes, especially with young children. When using the flash, the camera should be at least
one meter from the eyes of the subject.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the
digital camera and printers.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by professional print services.
• PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
Images include PRINT Image Matching II data (mode setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II reads this data and adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images come
out just the way you intended when you recorded them.
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• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your nearest CASIO service center.
• Never use the camera inside of an aircraft or in any other
areas where its use is prohibited. Doing so can result in an
accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the data stored in its memory to be deleted. Be sure
to always keep backup copies of data by transferring them
to personal computer memory.
• Never open the battery cover, disconnect the AC adaptor
from the camera or unplug it from the wall socket while recording images. Doing so will not only make storage of the
current image impossible, it can also corrupt other image
data already stored in camera memory.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the danger of fire and
electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
service center. Using the camera under these conditions
creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn power off and unplug
the AC adaptor from the power outlet. Using the camera
under these conditions creates the danger of fire and electric shock. After making sure there is no more smoke coming from the camera, take it to your nearest CASIO service
center for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.
• Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor besides the one that comes with this camera.
• Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from the power
outlet and clean the area around the prongs of the plug.
Dust build up around the prongs can create the danger of
fire.
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Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital
components. Any of the following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— Removing the battery while image recording or data
communication is in progress.
— Removing a memory card while image recording is in
progress.
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
connecting the USB cable while the green operation
lamp is still flashing after you turn off the camera.
— Disconnecting the USB cable that connects the camera
to a computer, while a data communication operation is
being performed.
— Using a battery that is low.
— Other abnormal operations.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 139). Follow the instructions provided by the message to correct the situation.
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Condensation
LED Backlight
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature, there is
the possibility that condensation can form on the exterior or
on interior components. Condensation can cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera into
a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is much
warmer or colder than your current location. Leave it in the
plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a chance to
reach the same temperature as the new location. If condensation does form, remove the battery from the camera
and leave the battery cover open for a few hours.
• The monitor screen is illuminated by an LED backlight. A
dark monitor screen indicates that the LED backlight has
reached the end of its service life, and needs to be replaced by a CASIO service center. Note that you will be
charged for LED backlight replacement. The LED backlight
brightness is reduced by half after about 1,000 hours of
use.
Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the lens with
your fingers. You can remove dust particles from the lens
surface by using a lens blower to blow them off. Next, wipe
the surface of the lens with a soft lens cloth.
Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
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GUIDELINES LAID DOWN BY FCC RULES FOR USE OF
THIS UNIT IN THE U.S.A. (not applicable to other areas).
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Model Number:
NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B peripheral, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
QV-R3/QV-R4
Trade Name:
CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
Responsible party:
CASIO INC.
Address:
570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE,
DOVER,NEW JERSEY 07801
Telephone number:
973-361-5400
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING
CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
QV-R3/QV-R4
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
Getting Ready
To record an image
(See page 38 for details.)
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ON/OF
4
F
DP
MF
OF
PR
EVIE
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SET
3
MEN
DISP
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2
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
1. Attach the battery to the charger unit, and then
2. Align the mode dial with
charge it (page 23).
(Snapshot Mode).
3. Point the camera at the subject, use the moni-
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge.
tor screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and then press the shutter release button
half way.
2. Load the battery into the camera (page 25).
3. Configure screen message language, home
time zone, and current time settings (page 36).
4. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter release button the rest of the way down.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To view a recorded image
To delete an image
(See page 82 for details.)
(See page 89 for details.)
3
1
1
ON/OF
F
ON/OF
F
DP
OF
DP
OF
2
MF
MF
PR
EVIE
W
PR
EVIE
W
SET
SET
MEN
U
DISP
MEN
U
DISP
2
3
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Align the mode dial with
(Play Mode).
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through the images.
4, 5
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the power button to turn on the camera.
Align the mode dial with
Press
(Play Mode).
.
Use [ ] and [ ] to display the image you want to
delete.
5. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Delete.”
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything, select “Cancel.”
6. Press SET to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
GETTING READY
This section contains about things you need to know about and do before trying to use the camera.
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
Front
Open Terminal Panel Cover
2
3
4
1
5
ON/OF
F
8
9
0
1 Zoom controller
2 Shutter release button
3 Power button
4 Self-timer lamp
5 Flash
6 AF assist lamp
7 Lens
8 Terminal panel cover
9 USB port
0 DC IN 4.5V terminal
Bottom
A Battery compart-
7
ment cover
6
B Tripod screw hole
* Use this hole
when attaching
to a tripod.
A
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Back
F
E
D
G
H
I
J
ON/OF
F
DP
OF
P
MF
PR
EVIE
W
C
SET
MEN
U
DISP
O
N
K
L
M
Q
C Monitor Screen
D Viewfinder
E Diopter slider
F Operation lamp
G /
DPOF (Self-timer/Continuous Shutter/DPOF) button
H
(Flash/Delete) button
I
MF
(Macro/Infinity/Manual Focus/Protect) button
J PREVIEW
(Preview/Album) button
K Mode dial
: Play Mode
: Snapshot Mode
: Best Shot Mode
: Coupling Shot Mode
: Night Scene Mode
M : Manual Exposure Mode
: Movie Mode
: Interval Mode
L [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]
M SET button
N MENU button
O DISP button
P Strap ring
Q Memory card slot cover
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Recording modes
GETTING READY
Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
Recording Mode
Recording Mode
Play Mode
Self-timer/Continuous
None
10s
2s
x3
Snapshot
Best Shot
1-Image
Coupling Shot
Memory capacity
(Remaining number
of storable images)
Self-timer 10 sec
Self-timer 2 sec
Night Scene
Movie
Triple self-timer
Interval
Continuous Shutter indicator
Image size
Focus Mode indicator
None
Recording modes
Manual Exposure
2304 ҂ 1712 pixels (QV-R4)
2240 ҂ 1680 pixels (QV-R4)
2048 ҂ 1536 pixels (QV-R3)
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Recording: recording time (seconds)
Auto Focus
Macro
Infinity
Manual Focus
Manual focus position
Quality
Focus frame
• Focusing complete: Lights green
• Focusing failed: Lights red
Built-in memory selected for
data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
Battery capacity
EV value
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Date and time
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
GETTING READY
Digital zoom indicator
White balance
indicator
None
Play Mode
Metering Mode indicator
Multi-pattern Metering
Auto
Center-weighted Metering
Sunlight
Spot Metering
Folder number/
File number
Image protection
indicator
Shade
Shutter speed
value
Light Bulb
Fluorescent
• An out of range
aperture or shutter
speed causes the
corresponding
monitor screen
value to turn amber.
Manual
Auto
Flash Off
҂ 1712 pixels (QV-R4)
҂ 1680 pixels (QV-R4)
҂ 1536 pixels (QV-R3)
҂ 1200 pixels
҂ 960 pixels
҂ 480 pixels
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Aperture value
None
2304
2240
2048
1600
1280
640
Quality
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected
for data storage.
Movie
record
indicator
Flash Mode indicator
Image size
Battery capacity
Zoom indicator
Left side indicates optical zoom.
Right side indicates digital zoom.
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
• When auto flash is selected,
the flash indicator appears
when the shutter button is
pressed half way to indicate
that the flash will fire.
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Date and time
GETTING READY
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Indicator Lamps
The color and condition (lit, unlit, flashing) of the indicator
lamps keep you informed about the current status of the
camera. For details, see “Indicator Lamp Reference” on
page 133.
Each press of the DISP button changes the contents of the
monitor screen as shown below.
Indicators
on
(page 18)
Histogram
on
(page 75)
Indicators
off
Monitor *
screen off
Green operation lamp
* You cannot turn off the monitor screen in the Play Mode.
Red operation lamp
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Self-timer lamp
GETTING READY
Attaching the Strap
Using the Soft Case (Option)
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the illustration.
We recommend that you keep the camera in the optional soft
case when it is not in use.
Attach the strap of the soft case to the ring as shown in the
illustration.
ON/OF
F
Soft case : QSC-4
DP
OF
MF
PR
EVIE
W
Ring
SET
MEN
U
DISP
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when using the camera to protect against accidentally dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this camera
only. Do not use it for any other application.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
Use the buckle on the soft case strap to adjust its length.
Buckle
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Includes space
for storage of an
extra battery.
Insert the camera with
the monitor screen
facing downwards.
IMPORTANT!
• Use the soft case for storage of this camera, and its
battery and memory card only.
• The strap that comes with the soft case is intended for
use with the soft case only. Never use it for any other
purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the soft case
strap.
• Wearing the soft case strap around your neck and allowing the camera to swing freely creates the risk of
accident and personal injury caused by impact from
the camera, by the camera becoming caught in a
door, etc.
• Keep this camera out of the reach of small children.
Children handling the camera creates the risk of serious accident should the soft case strap accidentally
become wound around the neck.
Includes space
for storage of an
extra memory
card.
Snap
Belt loop
• Fastening the snap keeps
the memory card and
battery from falling out.
• You can attach the
bag to your belt.
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GETTING READY
■ Attaching the Battery to the Charger Unit
Power Requirements
Making sure that the positive and negative contacts are
aligned correctly, affix the battery to the charger unit. Note
that the battery will not charge properly if it is not positioned
correctly on the charger unit.
Your camera can operate on either battery power or AC
power.
• Battery
One NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion battery
The battery is not charged when you purchase the
camera. You need to charge the battery before using
the camera for the first time.
CHARGE
• Household AC Power
AC Adaptor: AD-C40 (Option)
Using the Charger Unit
■ Charger Unit General Guide
Power plug*
PUSH
Contacts
CH
AR
GE
CHARGE
lamp
* The shape of the power plug on the charger unit that comes with the
camera depends on the geographic area where you purchase it.
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■ To charge the battery
IMPORTANT!
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge. Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
• Use only the charger unit (BC-20) that comes with the
camera to charge the special rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-30). Never use any other charger device.
• Charging may not start immediately if you have just
finished using the camera or if you are trying to charge
the battery where it is very hot or very cold. This condition is indicated when the CHARGE lamp is flashing at
slow speed. If this happens, simply move the battery
to an area where temperature is more moderate
(around 25°C (77°F)). The CHARGE lamp will turn red
and charging will start when the battery temperature
returns to the allowable charging temperature range.
• The CHARGE lamp flashes red at high speed during
charging if the battery is not attached to the charger
unit properly. Try removing it and then re-attaching the
battery. If this does not correct the problem, it can
mean there is something wrong with the charger unit
or battery.
• If the charger unit contacts or battery terminals become dirty, wipe them clean with a cloth or cotton
swab.
• Even though it looks removable, never try to remove
the power plug from the charger unit.
1. Positioning the positive and negative terminals of the battery as shown in the illustration,
attach the battery to the charger unit.
• Plug the charger unit into a household power outlet.
2. The CHARGE lamp on
the charger unit
should turn red,
indicating that
charging has started.
CH
AR
GE
CHARGE
lamp
3. Charging is complete when CHARGE lamp
turns green. Unplug the charger unit from the
power outlet, and then remove the battery from
the charger unit.
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■ Optionally Available Battery
To load the battery into the camera
You can purchase additional NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion
battery for use this with camera as required.
1. Slide the battery
cover on the side of
the camera in the
direction indicated by
the arrow and then
swing it open.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery: NP-30
• When an extra battery is not in use, keep it in the storage
case that comes with each battery.
• Storing a battery with its terminals exposed creates the risk
of shorting.
• If you are using only one battery, you should normally keep
it loaded in the camera during transport. The battery that is
bundled with the camera does not come with a storage
case.
2. Slide the stopper in
the direction indicated by the arrow in
the illustration and
hold it.
■ Inserting a Battery into Its Storage Case
3. Orienting the battery
so the contacts
markings on the side
of the battery are in
the same order, from
left to right, as the
markings on the
inside of the battery Contacts
markings
cover, slide the
battery into the
battery slot.
Contacts
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Stopper
GETTING READY
4. Swing the battery
Battery Life
cover up and then
slide it closed as you
press down at the
point indicated by the
arrow in the illustration.
■ Battery Life Guidelines
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time at standard temperature (25°C (77°F)) until
power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do
not guarantee that the battery will provide the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures and continued use reduce
battery life.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type of
battery is not supported.
Operation
Continuous Recording*1
NOTE
Continuous Playback*2
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
• To remove the battery from the camera, open the battery cover and hold the stopper so it does not stop the
battery. Taking care to keep the battery from suddenly
falling, angle the bottom of the camera downwards
until the battery starts to come out. Next, pull the battery out the rest of the way.
Approximate Battery Life
QV-R3
120 minutes (720 shots)
QV-R4
110 minutes (660 shots)
QV-R3
220 minutes
QV-R4
220 minutes
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Normal temperature: 25°C (77°F)
• Flash: Off
• Monitor screen: On
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds using the following operations: Zoom to full wide angle
Auto Focus
Zoom to full close-up
Auto Focus
Image
recording
*2 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Normal temperature: 25°C (77°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
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■ Tips to Make the Battery Last Longer
• The above values are based a new battery starting from a
full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 46 for more information.
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
33) to protect against wasting battery power when you forget to turn off the camera.
• Use the DISP button to turn off the monitor screen.
■ Low Battery Indicator
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. If you
continue to use the camera while the battery level is
,
camera power will automatically turn off. When this happens,
charge the battery as soon as possible.
Battery Level
High
Low
• Pressing the shutter release button while
immediately shuts off the camera.
is displayed
Indicator
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• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using the battery creates the risk of over-heating, fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger except the one
specially specified for the battery.
— Use this battery only with a product for which it is
expressly specified.
— Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
— Never place the battery in a microwave oven, throw
it into fire, or otherwise expose it to high heat.
— Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when it
is connected to the charger unit.
— Never carry or store the battery together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.).
— Never try to take the battery apart, modify it in any
way, or expose it to strong impact.
— Do not immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an automobile parked in the sun, or in any
other area subject to high temperatures.
• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat
generation, discoloration, deformation, or any other
abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera or
charger unit and keep it away from open flame.
Power Supply Precautions
■ Battery Handling Precautions
● SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Congratulations upon your selection on this CASIO Product.
Be sure to read the following Safety Precautions before trying to use it for the first time. Keep these safety precautions
and operating instructions on hand for future reference.
NOTE
• All mentions of “the battery” in the following precautions refer to the CASIO NP-30 Rechargeable Lithium
Ion Battery.
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● PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
• If the battery does not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging. Continued charging creates the risk of overheating, fire,
and explosion.
• Battery fluid accidentally getting into your eyes can
damage your eyes. Immediately rinse your eyes with
clean tap water and then consult a physician.
• Be sure to read the User’s Guide that comes with the
camera and special charger unit before using or
charging the battery.
• If the battery is to be used by young children, make
sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the
precautions and proper handling instructions as contained in the User’s Guide, and make sure that they
handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from the battery accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.
• This battery is designed for use with a CASIO digital
camera only. See your camera’s Users Guide to find
out if it supports use of this battery.
• Use only the special charger unit to charge the battery. Never use any other type of charger unit for
charging.
• This battery initially not charged. Be sure to charge
the battery before using it for the first time.
• Use of a battery in cold environments shortens the
operating time you can expect on a full charge.
• Charge the battery in a location where the temperature is in the range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F).
Charging outside this temperature range can cause
charging to take longer than normal or even cause
charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a fully charge indicates that the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a new one.
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GETTING READY
■ Charger Unit Precautions
● BATTERY STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
• Make sure you remove the battery from your camera
when you do not plan to use the camera for a long
time. A battery left in the camera discharges very
small amounts of power even when camera power is
turned off, which can lead to a dead battery or a longer
charging time.
• Store the battery in a cool, dry place (20°C (68 °F) or
lower).
• Never plug the charger unit into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from that marked on the charger
unit. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and
electric shock.
• Never plug in or unplug the charger unit while your
hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
• Do not plug the charger unit into an outlet or extension
cord that is shared by other devices. Doing so creates
the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the charger unit from the power outlet whenever you are not using it.
● USING THE BATTERY
• See the User’s Guide that comes with the special
charger unit and the digital camera for information
about charging procedures and charging time.
• When transporting a battery, keep it either loaded in
the digital camera or stored in its case.
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Using AC Power
■ Adaptor Precautions
Use the adaptor as shown below to power the camera from a
household power outlet.
• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage is outside the
rating marked on the AC adaptor. Doing so can create the
danger of fire or electric shock. Use only the optional AC
adaptor specified for this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor power cord to become cut or
damaged, do not place heavy objects on it, and keep it
away from heat. A damaged power cord creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor power cord, or subject it
to severe bending, twisting, or pulling. Doing so creates the
risk of fire and electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
• Do not overload extension cords or wall outlets. Doing so
creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a replacement from a
CASIO service center. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates the danger of fire or electric shock.
• Be sure to turn off power before connecting or disconnecting the adaptor.
• Always turn camera power off before disconnecting the AC
adaptor, even if the camera has a battery installed. If you
don’t, the camera will turn off automatically when you disconnect the AC adaptor. You also run the risk of damaging
the camera whenever you disconnect the AC adaptor without first turning power off.
1. Open the camera’s terminal panel cover.
2. Plug the AC adaptor to the DC IN 4.5V terminal.
DC IN 4.5V
AC Adaptor
Terminal panel cover
Power cord
• AC adaptor: AD-C40
The AC adaptor can be used with any power source rated
from 100V to 240V AC. If you plan to use the AC adaptor in
another country, it is up to you to purchase the applicable
power cord that matches the configuration of power receptacles in that country.
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GETTING READY
• The AC adaptor may become warm to touch after extended
periods of use. This is normal and is not cause for alarm.
• After using the camera, turn it off and unplug the adaptor
from the AC outlet.
• The camera automatically switches over to AC adaptor
powered operation whenever the AC adaptor is plugged
into the camera.
• Always use the AC adaptor to power the camera whenever
it is connected to a computer.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
Turning the Camera On and Off
Press the power button to turn the camera on and off.
Pressing the power button to turn on the camera causes the
green operation lamp to flash . Press the power button again
to turn off the camera.
ON/OFF
Power button
Green operation lamp
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button to turn it back on
again.
• Turning on camera power while the mode dial is set to
recording mode causes the lens to extend from the
camera. Make sure there is nothing in front of the
camera that can be hit by the lens when you turn on
the camera.
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● See page 34 for information about how to use menus.
Configuring Power Saving Settings
You can configure the settings described below to conserve
battery power.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform any
operation for a specified amount of time.
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor screen if
no operation is performed for a specified
amount of time in a recording mode. Performing any button operation causes the
monitor screen to turn back on.
1. Align the mode dial with
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
Sleep
Sleep
5. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the currently selected setting, and then press SET.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: 3 min, 5 min,
and off.
• Available Sleep settings are: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, and
off.
(Snapshot Mode).
2. Press MENU.
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
Play Mode.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the “Set Up” tab.
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
while the camera is connected to a computer via the
USB port.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
SET.
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GETTING READY
● Menu Screen Operations
Using the On-screen Menus
When you want to do this:
Pressing the MENU button displays a menu of operations on
the camera’s monitor screen. The contents of the menu depend on whether the camera is in a recording mode or the
Play Mode. The following explanation of basic menu operations uses the recording mode menu.
1. Turn on the camera,
and then align the
mode dial with
.
• If you want to enter the
Play mode instead, you
would align the mode
dial with
.
2. Press MENU.
MF
PREVIEW
Mode dial
Tab
SET
SET
MENU
MENU
DISP
Settings
][
][ ][ ]
Press [
] and [
Move from the tab to the
settings
].
Press [
].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [
].
Move between the settings
Press [
] and [
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [
] or press SET.
Select an option
Press [
] and [
Register an option
selection and exit the menu
screen
Press SET.
Register an option
selection and return to the
menu screen
Press [
Exit the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
].
DPOF
• This displays the menu
screen.
[
Do this:
Move between tabs
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
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].
].
GETTING READY
3. Press [ ] or [ ] to select the tab you want, and
NOTE
then press SET to move the selection cursor
from the tab to the settings.
• The recording mode menu appears if you press the
MENU button before starting a record operation. It will
not appear if you press the MENU button during a
setup procedure, while the camera is standing by for
recording of the second image of a Coupling Shot operation, etc.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [ ].
• Instead of pressing [ ],
you could also press
SET.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 131 for more information
about menus.
Example: To select the
“Size” item.
5. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the currently selected setting, and then press SET.
• This applies the setting.
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IMPORTANT!
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
• The camera’s clock settings are cleared if power to the
camera is totally cut off for about 12 hours. This can
happen if the battery goes dead while the camera is
not being supplied power by the AC adaptor. The
clock setting screen will appear automatically the next
time you turn on power after the settings are cleared.
Set the date and time before using the camera.
• You also need to configure clock settings whenever
you replace the battery.
• Recording images without configuring the clock settings causes incorrect time information to be registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings before
using the camera.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
• Display language
• Home city
• Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by the
camera to generate the date and time that is stored along
with image data, etc.
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1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press SET.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the language you
want, and then press SET.
: Japanese
English : English
Français : French
5. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the summer time
Deutsch : German
(DST) setting you want, and then press SET.
Español : Spanish
Italiano : Italian
When you want to do this:
3. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and
[ ] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press SET.
Select this setting:
Keep time using standard time
Off
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
6. Set the current date and the time.
To do this:
Do this:
Move the cursor between settings
Press [
] and [
].
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [
] and [
].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press DISP.
7. Press SET to register the settings and exit the
setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
2. Align the mode dial
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
(Snapshot
with
Mode).
MF
DPOF
PREVIEW
Recording an Image
Your camera is equipped with a variety of different recording
modes. The explanation in this section is presented using
the Snapshot Mode. The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture settings in accordance with the
brightness of the subject. Images you record are stored in
the camera’s built-in flash memory.
Mode dial
3. Compose the image
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
• You can also use optionally available SD memory cards
and MultiMedia Cards (MMC) to store images (page 104).
• The focusing range of
the camera is approximately 40cm (1.3´) to
infinity (∞).
1. Press the power
button to turn on the
camera.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
ON/OFF
99
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
02/12
02
12/24
24
12 : 58
Focus frame
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 43).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose images, you can use the DISP button to turn off the
monitor screen and conserve battery power.
Power button
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4. Press the shutter release
● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
button half way to focus the
image.
When you see this:
• When you press the shutter
release button half way, the
camera’s Auto Focus feature
automatically focuses the image,
and displays the shutter speed
and aperture values.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by observing the focus frame and the
green operation lamp.
Shutter release
button
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
• Make sure you are not
blocking the lens, the
AF assist lamp, or the
flash with your fingers
while recording an
image.
Green operation lamp
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
Flash
Lens
AF assist lamp
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5. After making sure that the
Recording Precautions
image is focused properly,
press the shutter release
button the rest of the way
down to record.
• The recorded image is stored
temporarily into buffer memory.
After that, it is saved in the
camera’s built-in flash memory or
onto a memory card, if one is
loaded in the camera. You can
record consecutive Continuous
Shutter images as long as there
is still buffer memory available to
store them.
• Never open the battery cover while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so not only causes the current image to be lost, it can also corrupt images already stored in
camera memory and even lead to malfunction of the camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• The camera automatically adjusts its sensitivity in accordance with the brightness of the subject. This can cause
some static noise to appear in images of relatively dark
subjects.
• For a dimly lit subject, the camera raises the sensitivity and
uses a faster shutter speed. Because of this, you need to
guard against camera movement if you have flash turned
off (
) when recording a dimly lit subject (page 46).
Shutter release
button
• The number of images that can be stored in memory
depends on the resolution setting you are using (page
140).
• Press the shutter release button gently to avoid camera movement.
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About Auto Focus
About the Recording Mode Monitor
Screen
• Auto Focus tends not to work well if the camera is moved
during recording, or when recording the types of subjects
listed below.
— Solid color walls or objects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit objects
— Polished metal or other brightly reflective objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple images that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that an image is in focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 57) or manual focus (page 55).
• The image shown on the monitor screen in a recording
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The image saved on memory has much better resolution and detail than a recording mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the response of the monitor screen in a recording mode to slow
down, which causes some static noise in the monitor
screen image.
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Deleting an Image in a Recording Mode
Previewing the Last Image Recorded
You can use following procedure to delete the last image you
recorded without leaving the current recording mode.
Use the following procedure to preview the last image recorded, without leaving the current recording mode.
IMPORTANT!
1. Press the PREVIEW button to display the last
• Note that the image delete operation cannot be undone. Make sure you really do not need an image before you delete it.
image recorded.
• Pressing the PREVIEW button again returns to the recording mode.
• The PREVIEW button does not perform any operation
if you press it immediately after turning on camera
power or immediately after entering to the recording
mode from the Play mode.
1. In a recording mode, press the PREVIEW button to display the last image you recorded.
2. Press
• Image preview cannot be used in the Movie Mode.
The preview image is cleared automatically whenever
the recording mode is changed.
.
3. In response to the confirmation message that
appears, select “Delete.”
• Select “Cancel” to cancel the delete operation without
deleting anything.
4. Press SET.
• This deletes the image and returns to the recording
mode.
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Adjusting the View of the Optical
Viewfinder
Using the Optical Viewfinder
Turning off the camera’s monitor screen and using its optical
viewfinder to compose images helps to conserve battery
power.
You can use the diopter slider to adjust the view of the
viewfinder to match your eyesight. Adjust the diopter slider
so the image in the viewfinder is clear.
Focus Frame
Diopter slider
Short distance to subject
IMPORTANT!
Viewfinder frame
• The diopter slider does not work when the camera is
turned off or in the Play Mode. Be sure to enter a recording mode before adjusting the diopter setting.
IMPORTANT!
• The frame that is visible inside of the viewfinder indicates the image recorded at a distance of about three
meters (9.8´). When the subject is closer or further
away than three meters, the recorded image will be
different from what you see inside the viewfinder
frame.
• The monitor screen turns on automatically whenever
you select the Macro Mode or Manual Focus Mode.
Always use the monitor screen to compose images in
these modes.
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3. Compose the image and then press the shutter
Using Zoom
release button.
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom.
NOTES
• The optical zoom factor also affects the lens aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against
hand movement when using the telephoto setting
(zoom in).
Optical Zoom
Optical zoom alters the focal distance of the lens. The range
of the zoom factor is shown below.
Zoom Factor Range: 1X to 3X
1. Enter a recording mode.
2. Shift the zoom
controller to change
the zoom factor.
(Wide Angle) : Zooms out.
(Telephoto) : Zooms in.
Zoom in
ON/OFF
Zoom controller
Zoom out
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5. Slide the zoom con-
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom indicator
troller towards
(Telephoto)/
to
change the zoom
factor.
Digital zoom is activated after you reach the maximum optical zoom factor (3X). It enlarges the part of the image at the
center of the image screen. The range of the digital zoom
factor is shown below.
• When zoom reaches
maximum optical zoom,
it stops momentarily.
Keep the zoom controller pressed to the
(Telephoto)/
side and
zoom will switch over to
digital zoom.
Zoom Factor Range : 3X to 9.6X
(in combination with optical zoom)
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Digital Zoom,” and
Zoom indicator
• This causes the zoom indicator to appear on the monitor screen. The zoom indicator shows the current approximate zoom factor.
then press [ ].
4. Select “On,” and then press SET.
• Selecting “Off” disables digital zoom.
Optical Zoom
1x
Digital
Zoom
3x
Current zoom factor
9.6x
6. Compose the image and then press the shutter
release button.
IMPORTANT!
• Digital zoom is disabled whenever the monitor screen
is turned off (page 20).
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To do this:
Using the Flash
Have the flash fire automatically
when required (Auto Flash)
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
Select this setting:
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
2. Press
to select the
flash mode.
• Each press of
cycles
through the flash mode
settings shown below on the
monitor screen.
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
Have the flash fire automatically
when required
MF
DPOF
PREVIEW
3. Record the image.
Flash mode indicator
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are preflashes, which the camera uses to obtain information
that it uses for exposure settings. The final flash is for
recording. Make sure that you keep the camera still
until the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter release button while the red operation
lamp is flashing.
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■ About Red-eye Reduction
Flash Unit Status
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects
off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash mode, the camera performs two pre-flash
operations, one designed to cause the irises in the eyes of
any people in the image to close, and one for the Auto Focus
operation. This is followed by another flash operation for actual recording of the image.
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing the
shutter release button half way and checking the monitor
screen and red operation lamp.
The
indicator is also
shown on the monitor
screen when the flash unit
is ready to fire.
IMPORTANT!
Note the following important points when using red-eye
reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in
the image are looking directly at the camera during the
pre-flash or AF assist lamp flash operation. Before
pressing the shutter release button, call out to the subjects so they all look at the camera while one of the
pre-flash operations is performed.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from the camera.
Red operation lamp*
* Red operation lamp
When the red operation
lamp is this:
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Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Flash Precautions
Perform the following steps to change the flash intensity setting.
Take care that your fingers do
not block the flash when you
hold the camera. Covering the
flash with your finger can
greatly reduce its effectiveness.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Flash Intensity,” and
Flash
• The approximate effective range of the flash is shown below. The flash is unable to adequately illuminate a subject
that is outside this range.
then press [ ].
4. Select the setting you want and then press
SET.
QV-R3: 0.4 meter to 3.2 meters (1.3´ to 10.5´)
QV-R4: 0.4 meter to 2.8 meters (1.3´ to 9.2´)
To do this:
Select this setting:
Fire the flash with strong intensity
Strong
Fire the flash with normal intensity
Normal
Fire the flash with weak intensity
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long as
10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The actual
time required depends on the battery level, temperature,
and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie Mode and in the Continuous Shutter Mode. This is indicated by
(Flash Off)
on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when battery
power is low. Low battery power is indicated by
(Flash
Off) on the monitor screen, and when the flash fails to fire
properly resulting in poor image exposure. When these
symptoms occur, charge the camera’s battery as soon as
possible.
Weak
• Flash intensity may not change if the subject is too far
or too close to the camera.
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• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is being used,
flash intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with
the exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject
is brightly lit.
• White balance is fixed while the flash is being used, so sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or other sources of illumination in
the immediate area may affect the coloring of the recorded
image.
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10-second
delay of the shutter release after you press the shutter release button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you perform
three consecutive self-timer operations to record three images.
1. In a recording mode,
press /
DPOF to
select the self-timer
setting you want.
• Each press of /
DPOF cycles the selftimer between the
settings described
below.
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To do this:
Disable the self-timer
Specify a 10-second self-timer
2. Record the image.
Select this setting:
No icon displayed
10s
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2s
Specify Triple Self-timer
x3
Self-timer lamp
• When you press the
shutter release button,
the self-timer lamp
flashes and the shutter
releases after the selftimer reaches the end
of its countdown.
Specify Continuous Shutter recording
(no self-timer)
• You can interrupt an
ongoing self-timer
countdown by pressing
the shutter release
button while the selftimer lamp is flashing.
• See page 59 for information about Continuous Shutter
recording.
• With the Triple Self-timer, the first image is recorded
after a 10-second countdown. After that the second
image is recorded after a 3-second countdown, and
the third image is recorded after another 3-second
countdown.
NOTES
• The hand-shake limiter is enabled when you use a
slow shutter speed and the two-second self-timer at
the same time.
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with the
Continuous Shutter Mode (page 59).
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To record an image of this size:
Specifying Image Size and Quality
You can specify the image size and image quality to suit the
type of image you are recording.
To specify the image size
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
Select this setting:
2304 X 1712 pixels (QV-R4)
2304 X 1712
2240 X 1680 pixels (QV-R4)
2240 X 1680
2048 X 1536 pixels (QV-R3)
2048 X 1536
1600 X 1200 pixels
1600 X 1200
1280 X 960 pixels
1280 X 960
640 X 480 pixels
640 X 480
NOTE
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the “REC” tab.
• Use the larger pixel settings when you plan to produce
a large print of the image. Use 640 X 480 when you
need to economize on space because you plan to
send images in e-mail, etc.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Size,” and then
press [ ].
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the current setting,
and then press SET.
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NOTE
To specify the image quality
• Use the “Fine” setting when image quality is your top
priority, and file size is secondary. Conversely, use
the “Economy” setting when file size is your top priority and image quality is secondary.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Quality,” and then
IMPORTANT!
press [ ].
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image capacity
noted on the monitor screen may not be exactly accurate (pages 18 and 140).
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the current setting,
and then press SET.
To get this:
Very high quality, but large file size
Normal quality
Small file size, but low quality
Select this setting:
Fine
Normal
Economy
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
This chapter describes the other powerful features and functions that are available for recording.
Using Auto Focus
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when you
press the shutter release button down half way. The following is the Auto Focus range.
Selecting the Focus Mode
You can select one of four different focus modes: Auto Focus, Macro, Infinity, and Manual.
Range: Approximately 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
1. Keep pressing
MF
until there is no focus mode indicator on the display.
1. Enter a recording mode.
2. Press
MF
MF
.
• Each press of
MF
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings in the sequence shown below.
2. Compose the image
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame, and then press
the shutter release
button half way.
MF
DPOF
PREVIEW
No indicator
(Auto Focus)
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus
frame and the green
operation lamp.
Focus mode indicator
(Macro)
(Infinity)
MF (Manual Focus)
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When you see this:
Using the Macro Mode
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Green flashing focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in
focus.
The Macro Mode lets you focus automatically on close up
subjects. The automatic focus operation starts when you
press the shutter release button down half way. The following is the focus range in the Macro Mode.
Approximately 14cm to 50cm (5.5˝ to 19.7˝)
3. Press the shutter release button the rest of the
way to record the image.
1. Keep pressing
MF
until the
is on the
display.
2. Record the image.
• The focus and image recording operations are identical to those in the Auto Focus Mode.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by observing the focus frame and the green operation lamp. The
indications of the focus frame and green operation
lamp are the same as those in the Auto Focus Mode.
IMPORTANT!
• Optical zoom is disabled in the Macro Mode. Zoom is
fixed at maximum wide angle.
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Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
The Infinity Mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
With the Manual Focus Mode, you can adjust the focus of an
image manually. The following shows focus ranges in the
Macro Mode for two optical zoom factors.
1. Keep pressing
MF
until the
is on the
display.
2. Record the image.
Optical Zoom Factor
Approximate Focus Range
1X
14cm (0.5´) to infinity (∞)
3X
40cm (1.3´) to infinity (∞)
1. Keep pressing
MF
until MF
is on the display.
• At this point, a boundary also appears on the
display, indicating the
part of the image that
will be used for manual
focus.
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2. While watching the
image on the monitor
screen, use [ ] and
[ ] to focus.
Manual focus position
To do this:
Do this:
Focus out on the subject
Press [
].
Focus in on the subject
Press [
].
• Pressing [ ] or [ ] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor screen
momentarily to aid in focus. The normal image reappears a short while later.
3. Press the shutter release button to record the
image.
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2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
release button half
way down, re-compose the image as
you like.
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record an
image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus Mode and
the Macro Mode ( ).
1. Using the monitor
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
release button half
way.
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• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Focus frame
• The focus and image
recording operations
are identical to those in
the Auto Focus Mode.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by observing the focus frame and the green operation lamp. The
indications of the focus frame and green operation
lamp are the same as those in the Auto Focus Mode.
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Press [ ] to increase the EV value. A higher EV value is
best used for light-colored subjects and backlight subjects.
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, and a
subject that is against a dark background.
Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
Press [ ] to decrease the EV value. A lower EV value is
best for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on
a clear day.
1. In a recording mode,
press [ ] and [ ].
• This causes the
exposure compensation
value to appear on the
monitor screen.
EV value
• To cancel exposure compensation, adjust the value
until it becomes zero.
2. Compose the image and then press the shutter
relese button.
IMPORTANT!
• 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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IMPORTANT!
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode)
• The flash does not fire during continuous shutter recording.
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with the
continuous shutter mode.
• Never remove the battery or memory card from the
camera or unplug the AC adaptor while images are
being saved to memory.
The Continuous Shutter Mode records images as long as
you keep the shutter release button depressed. Note that the
length of the interval between images depends on the image
quality setting.
1. Press /
DPOF to
select the Continuous
Shutter Mode (page
49).
• The Continuous Shutter
Mode is selected when
the
indicator is on
the monitor screen.
2. Hold down the shutter release button to record
the images you want.
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Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
• Combined
Images
The Coupling Shot Mode lets you record images of two
people and combine them into a single image. This makes it
possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for
you.
• First Image
• Second
Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
1. Align the mode dial with
(Coupling Shot
Mode).
2. First, align the focus
frame on the monitor
screen with the
subject you want on
the left side of the
image, and then
press the shutter
release button to
record the image.
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
• The following settings
are fixed for this image:
focus, exposure, white
balance, zoom, flash.
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3. Next, align the focus
frame with the subject you want in the
right side of the
image, taking care to
align the actual
background with the
semi-transparent
image of the background of the first
image, which is
shown on the monitor
screen. When everything is aligned
correctly, record the
image.
NOTE
• The Best Shot Mode (page 64) includes three sample
scenes that use Coupling Shot. One of the scenes
uses two shots on the left half and the right half of the
image, as described in the procedure above. The first
shot of the other two Coupling Shot sample scenes
uses the left 1/3 of the image, while that of the remaining sample scene uses the right 1/3 of the image.
Note, however, that the Coupling Shot sample scenes
in the Best Shot Mode cannot be used in the Coupling
Shot Mode.
Semi-transparent
image
• Pressing MENU any time after step 2 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
2.
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• Freeze the background on
the monitor screen.
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot)
Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if you
need to ask someone else to record the image for you. Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process.
1. You compose the background you want and press the
shutter release button, which causes a semi-transparent
image of the background to remain on the monitor screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image by
using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
Note that Pre-shot is available in the Best Shot Mode only
(page 64).
• This records the image.
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1. Align the mode dial with
4. Next, align the focus
.
frame with the subject, composing the
subject with the semitransparent background shown on the
monitor screen. When
everything is aligned
correctly, record the
image.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
select “Pre-shot,” and
then press SET.
3. Freeze the background on the monitor screen.
Semi-transparent image
• This records the image composed on the monitor
screen in step 4. The reference background image is
not recorded.
• Though a semi-transparent image of the background
appears on the monitor screen in step 4, the background image is not saved in memory at this time.
• Pressing MENU any time after step 3 of the above
procedure cancels the background image and returns
to step 3.
• The following settings are fixed for this image: focus,
exposure, white balance, zoom, flash.
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1. Align the mode dial
Using the Best Shot Mode
with
Selecting one of the 33 Best Shot scenes automatically sets
up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
.
• This enters the Best
Shot Mode and displays
a sample scene.
■ Example Sample Scene
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the sample scene you
want, and then press SET.
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
■ Composition Outline
Selecting certain Best Shot scenes
causes a composition outline to
appear on the monitor screen. Use
the composition outline to compose
your image and achieve proper
balance. The location of the
composition outline depends on the
sample scene you select.
• Sample scenes numbered 5 through 7 are Coupling
Shot scenes (page 60). Sample scene number 8 is a
Pre-shot scene (page 62).
• Best Shot scenes were not recorded using this camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a Best Shot scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can change to a different sample scene by using
[ ] and [ ] to select the scene you want and pressing
SET.
Focus frame
Composition
outline
Example: Recording a
portrait.
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4. Use [ ] and [ ] to
Creating Your Own Best Shot Setup
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
Best Shot scene.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded for later recall when you need it again.
Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the camera
accordingly.
1. Align the mode dial with
.
5. Use [ ] and [ ] to
• This enters the Best Shot Mode and displays a sample
scene.
select “Save,” and
then press SET.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
• This registers the setup.
display “Register
Favorites.”
• Now you can use the
procedure on page 64
to select your user
setup for recording.
3. Press SET.
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■ To delete a Best Shot Mode user setup
IMPORTANT!
• Setups that you register as Best Shot Mode sample
scenes are located after the built-in sample scenes.
• Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 103)
deletes all Best Shot Mode user setups.
1. Align the mode dial with
.
• This enters the Best Shot Mode and displays a sample
scene.
NOTES
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to display the user setup you
• Best Shot Mode user setups are located in memory
after the built-in sample scenes.
• The following are the settings that are included in a
Best Shot Mode user setup: focus mode, EV shift
value, filter, metering mode, white balance mode,
color enhancement, flash intensity, sharpness, saturation, contrast, flash mode, ISO sensitivity, and aperture and shutter speed.
• Note that images recorded with this camera only can
be used for registration of Best Shot Mode user setups.
• You can register up to 999 Best Shot Mode user setups.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by displaying the various setting menus.
• User setups are assigned file names using the format
“UQVR3nnn.jpe” (where n = 0 to 9) or “UQVR4nnn.jpe”
(where n = 0 to 9).
want to delete.
3. Press
to delete the user setup.
• You can also delete a user setup by using your computer to delete its file in the “SCENE” folder in camera
memory (page 122).
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Using the Night Scene Mode
Shooting with Manual Exposure
The night scene mode extends the exposure time to produce
beautiful night images.
In the Manual Exposure Mode, you can manually adjust
shutter speed and aperture.
1. Align the mode dial with
• Shutter Speed Setting Range
.
Shutter Speed
2. Record the image.
NOTE
• When recording a portrait of a subject against a twilight
or nighttime background, you can use the Night Scene
Mode in combination with the flash to achieve a slow
sync effect that causes the subject to stand out better.
Slower
Faster
2 seconds
1/1000 second (F2.6)
2 seconds
1/2000 second (F5.0)
Brightness
Brighter
Darker
Movement
Flowing
Stopped
• Aperture Setting Range
Aperture
Wider
Smaller
F2.6, F5.0 (Wide angle zoom)*
IMPORTANT!
• Always mount the camera on a tripod when using the
Night Scene Mode. This protects against blurred images caused by slow shutter speeds.
• Auto Focus may not be able to work properly when
lighting is low. If this happens, focus the image manually (page 55). Trying to record a fast moving object
can cause blurring of the image.
• The slower the shutter speed, the more likely it is that
the recorded image will not match the image that is on
the monitor screen when you press the shutter release
button.
Brightness
Brighter
Darker
Focus
Shallow
Deep
* The following shows how the optical zoom setting affects
aperture.
Zoom
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(Wide Angle)
(Telephoto)
Wide Aperture
F2.6/3.0/3.4/3.8/4.2/4.6/4.8
Small Aperture
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1. Align the mode dial with M (Manual Exposure).
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
IMPORTANT!
• The shutter speed and aperture value on the monitor
screen will turn orange when you press the shutter release button half way if the image is over-exposed or
under-exposed.
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you
want when recording an image that is very dark or
very bright. If this happens, adjust the shutter speed.
• Using slow shutter speeds can cause static noise to
appear in the image.
• At shutter speeds slower than 1/8 second, the brightness of recorded image may not be the same as the
brightness of the image that appears on the monitor
screen.
Shutter speed value
specify the shutter
speed, and then use
[ ] and [ ] to specify
the aperture value.
Aperture value
3. Compose the image and then press the shutter
release button.
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2. Point the camera at the subject and then press
Using the Movie Mode
the shutter release button.
You can record movies up to 30 seconds long.
• Movie recording continues for 30 seconds, or until you
stop it by pressing the shutter release button again.
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen as you record.
• If you want to stop recording sooner than 30 seconds,
press the shutter release button again.
• Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels
• Movie File Size: Approximately 200KB/second.
3. After recording stops, the camera starts the
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie: 30 seconds
— Total Movie Time:
60 seconds with built-in memory; 330 seconds with
64MB SD memory card
1. Align the mode dial
with
movie file store operation.
• To cancel storage of the movie file while it is being
performed, press
, use [ ] and [ ] to select “Delete,” and then press SET.
IMPORTANT!
Remaining capacity
• The flash does not fire in the Movie Mode.
.
• “Remaining capacity”
shows how many 30second movies can still
be recorded to memory.
Remaining recording time
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1. Align the mode dial with
Shooting at Fixed Intervals
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the “Shots” setting,
You can set up the camera to record at fixed intervals, specifying the number of images to be recorded, the interval between recordings, and a start time. The following describes
the types of recording variations you can configure.
and then press [ ].
• Specify the number of shots you want to record. Skip
this step by pressing SET without changing the default
setting (1) if you want to record a single image.
• Interval Recording
Records images at a fixed interval, starting immediately.
• Select the “MAX” option if you want recording to continue until memory becomes full.
• Timer Recording
Records a single image at a specified time.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the “Interval” set-
• Interval Timer Recording
Records images at a fixed interval, starting from a specified
time.
ting, and then press [ ].
• Specify the interval between shots. You can specify a
value from one minute to 60 minutes, in one-minute
increments.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to set the start time, and then
press SET.
• The initial default setting for the start time is “Start.”
• You can set the start time to a value in the range of 1
minute to 240 minutes. When you press the shutter
release button in step 6, recording starts after the
number of minutes you specify here passes.
• If you want recording to start immediately when you
press the shutter release button, select “Start” for this
setting, and then press SET to advance to the next
step.
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5. Configure image recording settings.
■ Canceling an Interval Mode Timer Operation
• At this point, you should make white balance and any
other settings you want.
Turning on the camera while it is standing by for an Interval
Mode record operation causes the message “Interval recording was canceled.” to appear, and cancels the interval recording operation. An Interval Mode record operation is also
cancelled by changing the mode dial setting to something
other than .
6. Align the focus frame with the subject, and
then press the shutter release button all the
way down.
• This causes camera power to turn off. Camera power
will turn back on and image recording will be performed in accordance with the interval timer recording
settings you configured with the above steps.
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3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the current setting,
Adjusting the White Balance
and then press SET.
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (sunlight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, to
make the colors of an image appear more natural.
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight
Shade
Incandescent light bulb (reddish tinge)
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
Fluorescent light (greenish tinge)
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See below.)
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “White Balance,” and then press
[ ].
Manual
NOTE
• Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the settings achieved the last time a manual white balance
operation was performed.
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2. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or
Adjusting White Balance Manually
similar object under the lighting conditions for
which you want to set the white balance, and
then press the shutter release button.
Under some light sources, automatic white balance under
the “Auto” setting can take a long time to complete. Also, the
auto white balance range (color temperature range) is limited. Manual white balance helps to ensure that colors are
recorded correctly for a particular light source.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under the
same conditions you will be shooting under. You must also
have a white piece of paper or other similar object on hand in
order to perform manual white balance.
• This adjusts the white balance.
3. Press SET.
• This registers the white balance settings and exits the
setting screen.
• Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored
object can cause white balance to take a long time to
complete.
1. In step 3 of the
procedure under
“Adjusting the White
Balance,” select
“Manual” (page 72).
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance
to appear on the
monitor screen.
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Center-weighted:
Center-weighted metering measures
light concentrating on the center of the
focus area. Use this metering method
when you want to exert some control over
exposure, without leaving settings totally
up to the camera.
Selecting the Metering Mode
Use the following procedure to specify multi-pattern metering, spot metering, or center-weighted metering as the metering mode.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
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 it being affected by surrounding conditions.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Metering,” and
then press [ ].
3. Select the setting you want and then press
SET.
Multi-pattern:
Multi-pattern metering divides the image
into sections and measures the light in
each section for a balanced exposure
reading. The camera automatically determines shooting conditions according to
the measured lighting pattern, and
makes exposure settings accordingly.
This type of metering provides error-free
exposure settings for a wide range of
shooting conditions.
IMPORTANT!
• When “Multi” is selected as the metering mode, certain procedures cause the metering mode setting to
change automatically as described below.
• Changing the exposure compensation setting (page
58) to a value other than 0.0 changes the metering
mode setting to “Center Weighted.” The metering
mode changes back to “Multi” when you return the exposure compensation setting to 0.0.
• Selecting manual exposure (page 67) changes the
metering mode setting to “Center Weighted.” The metering mode changes back to “Multi” when you select
an exposure mode other than manual.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too
far to the left may result in
“black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
Using the Histogram
Using the DISP button to display the histogram on the monitor screen makes it possible for you to check exposure conditions as you record images (page 20). You can also display
the histogram of a recorded image in the Play Mode.
• When the histogram is too far
to the right, it means that
there are too many light
pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
light. A histogram that is too
far to the right may result in
“white out” of the light areas of
an image.
Histogram
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an
image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to determine
whether an image includes the shadowing (left side), mid
tones (center), and highlighting (right) required to bring out
sufficient image detail. If the histogram appears too lopsided
for some reason, you can use exposure compensation (EV
shift) to move it left or right in order to achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can be achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as close to the center as possible.
• A centered histogram
indicates that there is good
distribution of light pixels and
dark pixels. This type of
histogram results when the
overall image is at optimal
lightness.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Recording Mode Settings
• Note that the above histograms are shown for illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to achieve
exactly the same shapes for particular subjects.
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee
optimum exposure. The recorded image may be overexposed or under-exposed, even though its histogram
is centered.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum histogram
configuration due to the limitations of exposure compensation.
• Use of the flash or multi-metering, as well as certain
shooting conditions can cause the histogram to indicate exposure that is different from the actual exposure of the image when it was recorded.
• When using the Continuous Shutter Mode, the histogram appears for the first image only (page 59).
• This histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 60).
The following are the settings you can make before recording an image using a recording mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Enhancement
Color filtering
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Grid on/off
Power on default settings
NOTE
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size and Quality (page 51)
— White Balance (page 72)
— Metering (page 74)
— Flash Intensity (page 48)
— Digital Zoom (page 45)
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Sensitivity
Enhancing Specific Colors
Use the following procedure to select the sensitivity setting
that suits the type of image you are recording.
Use the following procedure when you want to enhance a
particular color in your recorded image.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO,” and then
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Enhance,” and
press [ ].
then press [ ].
3. Select the setting you want and then press
3. Select the setting you want and then press
SET.
SET.
QV-R3
To do this:
Auto
: Automatic sensitivity selection
ISO125 : Conforms with ISO125
ISO250 : Conforms with ISO250
Off
Enhance reds
Red
Enhance greens
QV-R4
Enhance blues
Auto
: Automatic sensitivity selection
ISO100 : Conforms with ISO100
ISO200 : Conforms with ISO200
Select this setting:
Turn off color enhancement
Enhance flesh tones
Green
Blue
Flesh Tones
NOTES
IMPORTANT!
• Enhancing a color produces the same effect as attaching a color enhancer lens filter to the lens.
• If color enhancement and the filter function (page 78)
are both turned on at the same time, the filter function
is given priority (color enhancement is not performed).
• Increasing sensitivity can cause static to appear inside an image. Select the sensitivity setting that suits
your shooting needs.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Color Saturation
The camera’s filter function lets you alter the tint of an image
when you record it.
Use the following procedure to control the intensity of the
image you are recording.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Filter,” and then
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Saturation,” and
press [ ].
then press [ ].
3. Select the setting you want and then press
3. Select the setting you want and then press
SET.
SET.
• Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
To get this:
High color saturation (intensity)
Normal color saturation (intensity)
IMPORTANT!
Low color saturation (intensity)
• Using the camera’s filter feature produces the same
effect as attaching a color filter to the lens.
• If color enhancement (page 77) and the filter function
are both turned on at the same time, the filter function
is given priority (color enhancement is not performed).
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Select this setting:
High
Normal
Low
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Contrast
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Use this procedure to adjust the relative difference between
the light areas and dark areas of the image you are recording.
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of image outlines.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Sharpness,” and
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Contrast,” and
then press [ ].
then press [ ].
3. Select the setting you want and then press
3. Select the setting you want and then press
SET.
SET.
To get this:
To get this:
High contrast
Normal contrast
Low contrast
Select this setting:
High sharpness
High
Normal sharpness
Normal
Low sharpness
Low
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Select this setting:
Hard
Normal
Soft
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Specifying Power On Default Settings
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
You can configure the camera to save certain settings in
“mode memory” when it is turned off, and restore them the
next time you turn the camera back on. This keeps you from
having to configure the camera each time you turn it on.
● Mode Memory Settings
The following are the settings that can be saved in mode
memory and restored the next time you turn on the camera.
Flash mode, focus mode, white balance, ISO sensitivity, metering mode, flash intensity, digital zoom, manual focus position
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
1. In a recording mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid,” and then
2. Select the “Memory” tab, and then press [ ].
press [ ].
3. Select the item whose setting you want to
3. Select the setting you want and then press
change, and then press SET.
SET.
4. Select the setting you want and then press
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Select the setting you want and then press
Resetting the Camera
SET.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Save the current status of the setting
and restore it the next time the
camera is turned on.
On
Restore the factory default setting
whenever the camera is turned on.
Off
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu Reference” on page 131.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset,” and
then press [ ].
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press the MENU button to exit the setting
screen.
Function
On
Flash
Auto
Auto
White Balance
Auto
Metering
Flash Intensity
Digital Zoom
MF Position
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press SET.
Off
Focus
ISO
3. Select “Reset,” and then press SET.
Auto
Setting when
camera is
turned off
Multi
Normal
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
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PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
3. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to scroll through im-
You can use the camera’s built in monitor screen to play
back files
ages on the monitor screen.
[
]
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[
]
1. Press the power
button to turn on the
camera.
To do this:
ON/OFF
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
Power button
(Play Mode).
• This enters the Play
Mode.
Press [
].
Scroll back
Press [
].
Display the first image
Press [
].
Display the last image
Press [
].
NOTES
2. Align the mode dial
with
Do this:
Scroll forward
• Holding down [ ] or [ ] scrolls images at high speed.
• Note that the images produced on the monitor screen
of this camera are simplified versions of the actual image stored in memory.
MF
DPOF
PREVIEW
Mode dial
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PLAYBACK
4. Press any button besides DISP to return the
Zooming the Displayed Image
image to its original size.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image currently
on the monitor screen up to four times its normal size.
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot enlarge a movie image.
1. In the Play Mode, use [ ] and [ ] to display the
image you want.
2. Shift the zoom
controller towards
to enlarge the image.
• This displays an
indicator that shows the
current zoom factor.
Current zoom factor
3. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and
[ ] to shift the image
up, down, left, or
right.
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PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Resizing an Image
• Resizing an image causes a new (resized) version to
be stored as a separate file.
• Images smaller than 640 X 480 pixels cannot be
resized.
• Resizing is supported for images recorded by this
model camera only.
• If the message “The function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
You can use the following procedure to change an image to
one of the two sizes: SXGA size (1280 x 960 pixels) or VGA
size (640 x 480 pixels).
1. In the Play Mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize,”
and then press [ ].
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the size you want,
and then press SET.
To do this:
Resize to 1280 x 960 pixels (SXGA)
Resize to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
Cancel the resizing operation
Select this setting:
1280 X 960
640 X 480
Cancel
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PLAYBACK
5. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the cropping
Cropping an Image
boundary up, down, left, or right until the area
of the image you want to extract is within the
boundary.
Use the following procedure when you want to crop a portion
of an enlarged image and use the remaining part of the image as an e-mail attachment, Web page image, etc.
6. Press SET to extract the part of the image en1. In the Play Mode, use [ ] and [ ] to scroll
closed in the cropping boundary.
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point, press
MENU.
2. Press MENU.
IMPORTANT!
• The cropped version of the image is saved as a new
file.
• The original, pre-cropped image is also retained in
memory.
• A Movie Mode image cannot be cropped.
• If the message “The function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be cropped.
• The cropping operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the cropped image.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Trimming,” and then
press [ ].
4. Shift the zoom controller towards
to expand
the size of the boundary on the monitor
screen.
• The size of the cropping boundary depends on the
size of the image on the display.
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PLAYBACK
To do this:
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play back a movie recorded
in the Movie Mode.
1. In the Play Mode, use
Movie icon
[ ] and [ ] to display
the movie you want
play.
Do this:
Play at fast forward
Press [
].
Play at fast reverse
Press [
].
Pause or unpause playback
Press SET.
Skip forward or back while
playback is paused
Press [
Stop playback
Press MENU.
] or [
].
IMPORTANT!
• A movie plays until the end and then stops. You cannot repeat-play a movie.
2. Press SET to start playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
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PLAYBACK
4. Pressing any button except [ ], [ ], [ ], and
Displaying the 9-image View
[ ] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
The following procedure displays nine images on the monitor
screen at the same time.
1. Enter the Play Mode.
2. Shift the zoom controller towards
.
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center, with
a selection boundary around it.
3. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the selection
boundary to the image you want. Pressing [ ]
while the selection boundary is in the right column or [ ] while it is in the left column scrolls
to the next full screen of nine images.
Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
17
18
19
6
7
8
15
16
17
20
1
2
9
10
11
18
19
20
3
4
5
12
13
14
1
2
3
• When there are nine or fewer images, they are displayed in order with Image 1 in the upper left corner,
with the selection boundary around it.
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PLAYBACK
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image
View
1. Display the 9-image view.
2. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and
Selection boundary
[ ] to move the
selection boundary
up, down, left, or right
until it is located at
the image you want to
view.
3. Pressing any button
except [ ], [ ], [ ],
or [ ] displays the
selected image.
• This displays the fullsize version of the
image you selected.
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DELETING FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a single
file.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• Delete cannot be performed when all the files in
memory are protected (page 92).
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a protected file, unprotect it first (page 92).
1. In the Play Mode,
press
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to display the image you want
to delete.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Delete.”
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting anything, select “Cancel.”
4. Press SET to delete the image.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press MENU to exit the delete operation.
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DELETING FILES
IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the message “The function is not supported for this file.” appears when you try to delete it.
The following procedure deletes all unprotected files currently in memory.
1. In the Play Mode, press
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “All File Delete,” and
then press SET.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Yes.”
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting anything, select “No.”
4. Press SET to delete all the images.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it easy
to keep track of images. You can protect files against deletion, and even use its DPOF feature to specify images for
printing.
Each folder can hold files numbered up to 9,999.
Trying to store the 10,000th file in a folder causes the next
serially numbered folder to be created. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates a directory of folders in
its built-in flash memory or on the memory card to store images.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on the image quality settings, capacity of the card, etc.
• For details about the directory structure, see “Memory Directory Structure” on page 122.
Memory Folders and Files
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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FILE MANAGEMENT
To protect all files in memory
Protecting Files
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted. You can protect
files individually or you can protect all files in memory with a
single operation.
1. In the Play Mode, press
MF
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “All Files: On,” and
then press SET.
To protect and unprotect a single file
1. In the Play Mode, press
MF
• To unprotect all images, select “All Files: Off,” and
then press SET.
.
• Selecting “All Files: On” protects all images and
causes
to appear on them.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to display the image you want
3. Press MENU to exit the image protect screen.
to protect.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select either “On” (protected) or “Off” (unprotected).
4. Press SET to apply
the setting.
• Protecting an image
causes
to appear on
it.
5. Press MENU to exit the image protect screen.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
To configure print settings for a single
image
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print Order Format,” which is a format for recording on
a memory card or other medium which digital
camera images should be printed and how
many copies of the image should be printed.
Then when you print on a DPOF-compatible
printer or at a professional print service that
supports DPOF, only the files you selected on
the card are printed, in the quantities you
specified.
With this camera, you should always select images by viewing them on the monitor screen. Do not specify images by file
name without viewing the file contents.
1. In the Play Mode,
press
/
DPOF.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Select images,” and
then press SET.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to dis-
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
play the image you
want.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the number of copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
DISP so
12
1
To configure print settings for all images
is displayed.
1. In the Play Mode, press /
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press DISP so
is not displayed.
12
DPOF.
1
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
• Repeat steps 3 through 5 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
select “All images,”
and then press SET.
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
press SET to apply them.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the number of copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
4. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
DISP so
12
1
is displayed.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press DISP so
is not displayed.
12
1
5. After all the settings are the way you want,
press SET to apply them.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
PRINT Image Matching II
Exif Print
Images include PRINT Image Matching
II data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that supports PRINT Image Matching II reads
this data and adjusts the printed image
accordingly, so your images come out
just the way you intended when you recorded them.
Exif Print is an internationally supported, open standard file format that makes it
possible to capture and display vibrant digital images
with accurate colors. With
Exif 2.2, files include a wide
range of shooting condition
information that can be interpreted by an Exif Print
printer to produce betterlooking prints.
* PRINT Image Matching and PRINT Image Matching II are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON Corporation.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print compatible printer models can be obtained from each printer
manufacturer.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
Turning the Key Tone On and Off
Use the following procedure to turn the tone that sounds
when you press a key on and off.
Use the following procedure to specify the method for generating the serial number used for file names (page 91).
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Beep,” and
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.,” and
then press [ ].
then press [ ].
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
press SET.
press SET.
To do this for a newly saved file:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Select this setting:
Continue
Reset
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on the key tone
On
Turn off the key tone
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
• The snapshot image or movie that you select as the
startup image is stored in a special memory location
called “startup image memory.” Only one image can
be stored in startup image memory at one time. Selecting a new startup image overwrites anything that is
already stored in startup image memory. Because of
this, if you want to return to a previous startup image,
you need to have a separate copy of that image in the
camera’s standard image storage memory. Note that
you cannot delete an image from startup image
memory. You can only replace it with another image.
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen for about two seconds whenever you turn on the
camera.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup,” and
then press [ ].
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to display the image you want
Using the Alarm
to use as the startup image.
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the camera
to beep and display a specified image at the time you
specify.
• You can specify a snapshot image or a movie image
that is two seconds (200KB) or less in length.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
press SET.
To set an alarm
To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image as
the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
1. In the Play Mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm,” and
then press [ ].
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the alarm whose set-
Stopping the Alarm
ting you want to configure, and then press
SET.
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm sounds for about one minute (or until you stop
it), even if the camera is turned off. The camera turns on
automatically after the alarm sounds. To stop the alarm after
it starts to sound, press any button.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [ ] and [ ] to change
the selected setting.
IMPORTANT!
• You set an alarm time, and setup an alarm to sound
either once or daily. You can also turn the alarm on
and off.
• The alarm does not sound when either of the following
conditions exists.
— When the camera is turned on
— While your are using the Interval Mode
5. Press DISP.
• You could press SET in place of DISP if you want to
configure the alarm without an image.
6. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the scene you want to
appear at the alarm time, and then press SET.
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press SET.
• You can configure up to three alarms, named 1, 2, and
3.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Changing the Date Format
Changing the Date and Time Setting
You can select from among three different formats for display of the date.
Use the following procedure to change the date and time setting. The settings you make here affect your home time
zone.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style,”
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust,” and
and then press [ ].
then press [ ].
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
3. Set the current date and the time.
To do this:
Move the cursor between settings
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
press SET.
Example: October 23, 2002
Do this:
Press [
Press [
] or [
] or [
].
].
Press DISP.
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press SET to register them and exit the setting
screen.
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To display the date like this:
Select this format:
02/10/23
YY/MM/DD
23/10/02
DD/MM/YY
10/23/02
MM/DD/YY
OTHER SETTINGS
To configure World Time settings
Using World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view a time zone that
is different from the home time zone when you go on a trip,
etc. World Time can display the time in one of 162 cities in 32
time zones.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time,”
and then press [ ].
To switch between the home time and
World Time screens
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “World,” and then
press [ ].
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time,”
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “City,” and then
and then press [ ].
press [ ].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
5. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select either home time or
[ ] to select the
geographical area
you want, and then
press SET.
World Time.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in a different time zone
World
4. Press SET again to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
6. Use [ ] and [ ] to
To configure summer time (DST) settings
select the city you
want, and then press
SET.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
• This displays the
current time in the city
you select.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time,”
MENU.
and then press [ ].
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
SET to apply it and exit the setting screen.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “World,” and then
press [ ].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and press [ ].
To do this:
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Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
5. After the setting is the way you want, press
Changing the Display Language
SET.
You can use the following procedure to select one of six languages as the display language.
• This displays the current time in accordance with your
setting.
6. Press SET again to exit the setting screen.
1. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language,”
and then press [ ].
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
press SET.
: Japanese
English : English
Français : French
Deutsch : German
Español : Spanish
Italiano : Italian
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4. Select “Format,” and then press SET.
Formatting Built-in Memory
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel.”
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting memory deletes all files in memory, including protected files (page 92), and Best Shot Mode
user setups (page 65).
• The startup screen image is not deleted by formatting
memory.
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera, remove it (page 105).
2. In a recording mode or the Play Mode, press
MENU.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format,” and
then press [ ].
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USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage capabilities of your camera by
using a commercially available memory card (SD memory
card or MultiMedia Card). You can also copy files from builtin flash memory to a memory card and from a memory card
to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, that if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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To remove a memory card from the camera
Using a Memory Card
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. Open the memory card cover.
1. Open the memory card
2. Press the memory card
into the camera and then
release it. This will cause
the card to come part
way out of the camera.
cover.
3. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
2. Positioning the
memory card so its cut
off corner is oriented
as shown in the
illustration, push the
memory card into slot
as far as it will go.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove the
battery, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the green
operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause the file
save operation to fail, and even damage the memory
card.
Cut off corner
3. Close the memory card
cover.
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Formatting a Memory Card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter a recording
mode or the Play Mode, and then press MENU.
IMPORTANT!
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format,” and
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data processing
by the camera. In the case of an SD card, formatting
on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD
format, causing problems with compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure you
do not need any of the data on the memory card before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page 92).
then press [ ].
4. Select “Format,” and then press SET.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel.”
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Memory Card Precautions
Copying Files
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMedia Card with
this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed when any
other type of card is used.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or even lost. Always make sure that you always back up important data on
other media (MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever the
card you are using seems to be the cause of abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, connect the AC adaptor
for power or check to make sure that the battery is at full
charge. Power interruption during the format operation can
result in improper formatting, and even damage the
memory card and make it unusable.
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card. You can copy all files from
built-in memory to a memory card, or you can copy a single
file from the memory card to built-in memory.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the Play Mode,
and then press MENU.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Copy,”
and then press [ ].
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4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Built-in
Card,”
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
and then press SET.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the message “Busy.... Please wait...”
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card.”
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Card
Built-in,”
and then press SET.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images until
the one you want to copy is on the monitor
screen.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Copy,” and then
press SET.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the message “Busy.... Please wait...”
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if you
want.
5. Press MENU to exit the copy operation.
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NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory whose
name has the largest number.
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The USB cable that comes with your camera makes it easy
to connect to a computer that is equipped with a USB port.
You can also transfer images using the memory card, if your
computer is equipped to read memory cards.
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
Before you can exchange files with your computer, you first
need to install the software contained on the CD-ROM that
comes with the camera.
USB cable (bundled)
USB port
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera contains
the following software.
Computer
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application loads image data saved in JPEG and AVI
format from a digital camera onto your computer.
Photohands (for Windows)
This application is for retouching and printing image files.
USB
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows/Macintosh)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera to
“talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, Mac OS 9, or Mac OS X, do
not install the USB driver from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will be able to perform USB communication simply by connecting the camera to your computer
with the USB cable.
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Internet Explorer (for Macintosh)
This is a browser application for reading HTML files. Images
loaded by Photo Loader are stored in folders called “Libraries.” Internet Explorer displays the contents of a library on
your computer screen.
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the applications, as described below.
Windows
DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
See the “Readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Macintosh
See the “readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Acrobat Reader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled CDROM.
NOTE
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the
bundled CD-ROM for details about using Photo
Loader and Photohands. See “Viewing User Documentation (PDF files)” on page 114 (Windows) and
page 117 (Macintosh) of this manual for more information.
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NOTE
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
• The menu application may not start up automatically
on some computers. If this happens, navigate to the
CD-ROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the
menu application.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
Selecting a Language
• You do not need to install software if you already have
it installed on your computer.
First select a language. Note that some software is not available in all languages.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user documentation
for various languages. Check the CD-ROM menu screen to
see if applications and user documentation are available for
a particular language.
1. On the menu screen, click the language button
in the upper left corner of the display.
2. On the list of languages that appears, select
Getting Started
the one you want.
Start up your computer and
insert the CD-ROM into its
CD-ROM drive. This will
automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a
menu screen on your
computer.
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Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
You should always read the “Read me” file for any application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains information you need to know when installing the application.
1. On the menu screen, click “Software.”
2. Click the name of the application you want to
install.
1. On the menu screen, click “Software.”
3. Click the “Install” button.
2. Click the name of the application you want to
install.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
3. Click the “Read me” button.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and completely. If you make a mistake when installing Photo
Loader, you may not be able to browse your existing
library information and HTML files that are created
automatically by Photo Loader. In some cases, image
files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than Windows
XP, never connect the camera to your computer without installing the USB driver from the CD-ROM first.
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about retaining
existing libraries.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
1. On the menu screen, click “Manual.”
The CD-ROM contains applications and user documentation
in various languages in folders named for each language:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Chinese. Check the CD-ROM folders to find out if applications
and user documentation are available in a particular language.
File names include one of the following codes that indicate
the language of the data contained in the file as shown below.
English: e, French: f, German: g, Spanish: sp, Italian: i,
Dutch: du, Chinese: ct
If your language is not included in the above, use the contents of the “English” folder.
2. Click the name of the application whose user
documentation you want to read.
3. Click the “Read” button.
IMPORTANT!
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on
your computer to read user documentation files. If you
do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed,
you can install it from the bundled CD-ROM.
Exiting the Menu Application
Installing Software
Use the following procedures to install the software. We recommend that you install Internet Explorer and Outlook Express first before installing Photo Loader and Acrobat
Reader.
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Internet Explorer and Outlook
Express
IMPORTANT!
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to read
the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder. Follow
the instructions in the file to use your existing library
management files. Failure to follow this procedure
correctly can result in loss or corruption of your existing files.
1. Open the file named “Internet Explorer.”
2. Open the folder for the language version you
want to install, and then open the file named
“readme_casio” file.
3. Follow the instructions in the read me file to
install Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
■ To install Acrobat Reader
■ To install Photo Loader
1. On the bundled CD-ROM, open the folder
named “Acrobat Reader.”
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader.”
2. Open the folder for the language whose ver-
2. Open the folder named “English,” and then
sion of Acrobat Reader you want to install, and
then open the file named “readme_casio.”
open the file named “Important.”
3. Open the folder named “Installer,” and then
• Follow the instructions in the read me file to install Acrobat Reader.
open the file named “readme.”
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
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9. After the system starts up, use the USB cable
■ Installing the USB Driver
to connect the camera to your Macintosh.
1. Turn off the camera and quit all applications on
10. Turn on the camera.
your Macintosh.
11. From now on, the
2. Insert the bundled CD-ROM provided into the
camera will be
recognized as a drive
whenever you connect the camera to
your Macintosh.
CD-ROM drive.
3. Open the hard disk that is specified as the
startup disk.
4. Open the “System Folder” on the startup disk.
• The shape of the icon
that appears on your
Macintosh display
depends on the version
of your Mac OS.
5. Open the “Extensions” folder inside the “System Folder.”
6. Open the “USB Driver” folder on the CD-ROM.
IMPORTANT!
7. Drag “CASIO-USB Storage Driver” and
• If you are running an operating system other than Mac
OS 9 or Mac OS X, do not connect the camera to your
Macintosh PC without installing the USB driver first.
“CASIO-USB Storage Class Shim” from the
“USB Driver” folder to the “Extensions” folder.
8. Confirm that the “CASIO-USB Storage Driver”
● To uninstall the USB driver
Delete “CASIO-USB Storage Driver” and “CASIO-USB
Storage Class Shim” from the “Extensions” folder.
file and “CASIO-USB Storage Class Shim” file
are in the “Extensions” folder, and then restart
your Macintosh.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ To view the camera user’s guide
To perform the following procedures, you must have Acrobat
Reader installed on your Macintosh (page 115).
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
1. On the bundled CD-ROM, open the folder
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
named “Acrobat Reader.”
2. Open the folder for the language whose ver-
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf.”
sion of Acrobat Reader you want to install, and
then open the file named “readme_casio.”
4. “xx” is the language code (English: e, French: f,
German: g, Spanish: sp, Italian: i, Dutch: du,
Chinese: ct).
3. Follow the instructions in the read me file to
install Acrobat Reader.
■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then open
the “English” folder.
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english.”
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Transferring Files Over a USB
Connection
Transferring Files to a Computer
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with your camera contains a copy of Photo Loader and a USB driver. This software lets you transfer the contents of the camera’s memory
to your computer quickly and easily. The Photo Loader and
Photohands applications can also be used for high-level image management and editing.
• For information about using Photo Loader and
Photohands, see their user documentation files (PDF) on
the bundled CD-ROM.
You can transfer images to a computer with a USB port simply by connecting the camera to the computer with the USB
cable.
• Note that you need to install a USB driver on your computer
the first time you try to connect. Once you use the cable to
establish a USB connection, the computer sees the camera as an external storage device (card reader/writer).
• If you plan to transfer file data from the camera’s built-in
memory to your computer, make sure there is no memory
card loaded in the camera. If there is, remove the memory
card from the camera before you connect the USB cable.
NOTE
• Do not install the USB driver from the CD-ROM onto a
computer running Windows XP, Mac OS 9, or Mac OS
X. With these operating systems, USB communication
becomes enabled simply by connecting the camera to
the computer with the USB cable.
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■ To connect the USB Cable
IMPORTANT!
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Open the terminal panel cover and then use the
USB cable to connect the camera to the computer.
USB cable (bundled)
Small connector
(Mini-B)
USB port
Large connector (A)
USB
3. Import the images to the computer.
4. After image data transfer is complete, disconnect the USB cable.
• For details, see “Terminating a USB Connection.”
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• Be sure to read the applicable information in the user
documentation that comes with your computer before
connecting the USB cable.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the
image to “burn in” on the screen.
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the camera. The USB port and the cable plug are shaped for
proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable into the ports securely as far as it
will go. Proper operation is not possible if connections
are not correct.
• The camera does not draw power over the USB cable.
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the camera for
power.
• The optionally available CASIO QC-1U USB cable
cannot be used with this camera.
• Never disconnect the USB cable while the PC is accessing camera memory (indicated by a flashing USB
lamp). Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
• You can perform USB data communication while the
camera is in a recording mode or in the Play Mode.
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■ Terminating a USB Connection
Transferring Files Using a Memory Card
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Windows Me or 98
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, and then turn off
the camera.
● Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Windows XP or 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen,
and disable the drive number assigned to the camera. Next,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera, and then turn off
the camera.
● Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and your
computer.
Macintosh
In Finder, drag the camera to the trashcan. Next, disconnect
the USB cable from the camera and then turn off the camera.
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● Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are stored
in memory using DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System)
protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it easier to exchange image and other data between digital cameras and
other devices.
■ DCF Protocol
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera format for image file data and the directory structure for camera
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
● Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/
Writer and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards
and MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory
card/MMC) for details about how to use them.
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Memory Directory Structure
■ Folder and File Contents
■ Directory Structure
• Parent folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files.
<¥DCIM¥>
• Storage folder
Folders for storing files stored with the digital camera.
(Parent folder)
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
...
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital camera.
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital camera.
...
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function.
<¥MISC¥>
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
<¥SCENE¥>*
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function.
(DPOF file)
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files.
(Best Shot folder)
UQVR4001.JPE
UQVR4002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
...
• Best Shot folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Best Shot user setup files.
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain user setups used by the Best Shot Mode.
* <¥SCENE¥> is created for built-in memory only.
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Supported Image Files
Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Image files recorded with the CASIO QV-R3/QV-R4 Digital
Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top) folder
of all the files in memory. When transferring memory contents to a hard disk, MO disk, or other external storage,
treat all the contents inside a DCIM folder as a set and always keep them together. You can change the name of the
DCIM folder on your computer. Changing the name to a
date is a good way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders.
However, be sure you change the name of the DCIM folder
back to “DCIM” before you copy it back to camera memory
for playback on the camera. The camera does not recognize any folder name other than DCIM.
• We also strongly recommend that after transferring data
from memory to other external storage that you reformat
memory and delete its contents before using it to store
more files. Remember that formatting memory deletes all
of its contents. Check to make sure that you no longer need
any of the files in memory before you format it.
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it may take
a long time for the image to appear on the display.
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Creating an album
Using the Album Feature
The album feature of the camera creates an HTML layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the images.
1. In the Play Mode,
press
.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or print
the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie on a
computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to install
DirectX.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Sample layout
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Create,” and then
press SET.
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the message “Busy.... Please wait...” to appear on the monitor
screen.
• After creation of the album is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the menu screen.
• Creating an album causes a file folder named “ALBUM,” which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM” plus
other files to be created in camera memory or on the
memory card.
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IMPORTANT!
Selecting an Album Layout
• Never open the battery cover or remove the memory
card from the camera while an album is being created.
Doing so not only runs the risk of certain album files
being skipped, it can also result in image data and
other data in memory being corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 127). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
1. In the Play Mode, press
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Layout.”
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or if hot
linking is turned on or off.
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Configuring Detailed Album Settings
■ Background Color
1. In the Play Mode, press
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings.”
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
select “Set Up,” and
then press [ ].
■ Album Type
There are two album types: Normal and Index/Info.
Normal Type
: This type of album displays images in accordance with the currently selected layout.
Index/Info Type : In addition to the normal album screen, this
type of album also includes thumbnails of
images and detailed information about
each image.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the item whose setting you want to change, and then press [ ].
• Details about each of the settings are provided in the
following sections.
■ Hot Linking On/Off
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
This setting controls whether or not you can enlarge movies,
or play movies or audio files from your Web browser. Each
image in the album represents either a still image or a movie.
When hot linking is turned on, clicking an album image displays the corresponding still image or plays the corresponding movie. This setting lets you turn album image hot linking
on or off.
press SET.
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• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is created automatically in built-in memory or on the memory
card whenever you turn off the camera.
Select this hot
linking setting:
To get this:
High-resolution album images when
printing album pages
NOTES
• Since images are high resolution, it
takes a longer time to display them on
your computer screen.
• With this setting, you cannot enlarge
images or play movies.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off, but the
operation lamp continues to flash for a few seconds to
indicate that the album creation process is being performed. Never open the battery cover or remove the
memory card while the green operation lamp is flashing.
Off
Lower resolution album images for album
browsing and publishing thumbnails on a
Website
NOTES
• Clicking an image displays its enlarged
version, which you can use for viewing
and printing.
• With this setting, clicking an AVI file
image plays the movie.
On
NOTE
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it can
take quite a bit of time to complete auto album creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not plan
to use the album feature, we suggest that you keep
auto album creation turned off, which shortens the
amount of time the camera takes to power down completely.
■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
This setting controls whether an album is created automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn off auto album creation
Off
Turn on auto album creation
On
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
4. If you created the album after selecting
Viewing Album Files
“Normal” type or “Index/Info” as the album
type under “Configuring Detailed Album
Settings” on page 126, you can click one of the
following display options.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in built-
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
in memory or on the memory card, or access a
memory card with your computer (pages 118
and 120).
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
• If hot linking is turned on for the album, you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to display the full-size version.
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is located inside the folder named “DCIM.”
3. Use your computer’s
: Displays information about each image.
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM.”
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in
memory or on the
memory card.
Image
File Name
Album
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
Index
Info
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Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure compensation
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
NOTES
Saving an Album
• When printing an album page, you should set up your
Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your Web
browser application for details about printing and configuring settings for printing.
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a floppy diskette, an MO disk, or some other storage medium. Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not
copy image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading it
into the camera.
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The tables in this section show the items that appear on
each recording mode and Play Mode tab. Underlined items
are factory defaults.
Flash Intensity
Weak / Normal / Strong
Grid
Digital Zoom
Off / On
Off / On
● Memory tab menu
Recording Mode Menu
Flash
Focus
On / Off
On / Off
● REC tab menu
White Balance
ISO
On / Off
On / Off
Metering
Flash Intensity
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Size
QV-R3: 2048 ҂ 1536 / 1600 ҂ 1200 /
1280 ҂ 960 / 640 ҂ 480
QV-R4: 2304 ҂ 1712 / 2240 ҂ 1680 /
1600 ҂ 1200 / 1280 ҂ 960 /
640 ҂ 480
Quality
White Balance
Fine / Normal / Economy
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
ISO
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
QV-R3: Auto / ISO 125 / ISO 250
Metering
QV-R4: Auto / ISO 100 / ISO 200
Multi / Center weighted / Spot
(Shade) /
Filter
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
Enhance
Sharpness
Off / Red / Green / Blue / Flesh Tone
Soft / Normal / Hard
Saturation
Contrast
Low / Normal / High
Low / Normal / High
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● Set Up tab menu
File No.
Beep
On / Off
On / Off
Startup
World Time
On (Selectable image) / Off
Home / World
PLAY Mode Menu
● PLAY tab menu
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
Adjust
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
Language
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
3 min / 5 min / Off
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
Resize
1280 ҂ 960 / 640 ҂ 480 / Cancel
Trimming
Alarm
—
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
● Set Up tab menu
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File No.
On / Off
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
World Time
Home / World
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Sleep
Español / Italiano
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
Format
3 min / 5 min / Off
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
APPENDIX
Recording Mode
Indicator Lamp Reference
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational status of the camera.
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Self-timer
Lamp
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
Green operation lamp
enabled)
Interval recording is stopped.
Self-timer lamp
Pattern 1 Pattern 1
Pattern 3
Lit
Red operation lamp
Meaning
Red
Flash is charging.
Flash charging is complete.
Lit
Pattern 3
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Cannot Auto Focus.
Lit
Pattern 2 Pattern 2
Monitor screen is off.
Storing image
Pattern 1 Pattern 1
Storing movie
Self-timer countdown
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
(3 to 0 seconds)
Cannot charge flash.
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted. / Best Shot
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked / Cannot
Lit
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create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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Operation Lamp
Green
Self-timer
Lamp
Red
Pattern 3
Play Mode
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Powering down
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
enabled)
Interval recording is stopped.
Pattern 1
• When you are using a memory card, never remove the
card from the camera while the green operation lamp
is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded images to be
lost.
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
Pattern 3
image protect, copy, album creation,
format, power down
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Lit
Memory card is locked / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full.
Pattern 3
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Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
IMPORTANT!
Self-timer
Lamp
Low battery alert
APPENDIX
Charger Unit
The charger unit has a
CHARGE lamp that lights or
flashes in accordance with the
charger unit operation that is
being performed.
CH
AR
GE
CHARGE
lamp
CHARGE Lamp
Green
Red
Lit
Lit
Pattern 1
Meaning
Charging
Charging complete
Charging problem (Ambient temperature is
too high or too low.)
Pattern 3 Charger unit or battery abnormality
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APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 25).
2) Charge the battery (page 24). If the battery goes
dead soon after being charged, it means the battery has reached the end of its life and needs to
be replaced. Purchase a separately available
NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 33).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 24).
Image is not recorded when
the shutter release button is
pressed.
1) The mode dial is set to
1) Use the mode dial to select a recording mode
(page 38).
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your computer
and then delete files from camera memory, or
use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is not
compatible with Auto Focus operation (page 41).
4) You are moving the camera.
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
(Play Mode).
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
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1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 55).
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
APPENDIX
Playback
Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the subject
on which you want to focus is located inside the focus frame.
Camera powers down during self-timer countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 24).
Monitor screen image is out
of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and have
not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 55).
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
1) Camera powers down before the save operation
is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save operation is complete.
, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows
the battery as soon as possible (page 24).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
Color of the playback image
is different from the image
on the monitor screen during recording.
Sunlight or light from another source is shining directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Playback
Symptom
Action
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded with
another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches are
disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge, impact, etc. while the camera was connected to another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After confirming that the computer is not accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB cable.
2) Press DISP to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Possible Cause
Images are not displayed.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in a recording
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) USB cable is not connected securely.
2) USB driver is not installed.
3) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check all connections.
2) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
110).
3) Turn on the camera.
APPENDIX
Display Messages
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
BEST SHOT memory You are attempting to register a Best Shot setup
is full.
when the “SCENE” folder already contains 999 setups.
Card ERROR
Some problem occurred with the memory card. Turn
off the camera, and remove and then reinsert the
memory card. If the same message appears, format
the memory card (page 106).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a computer or some
other storage device.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the 999th
folder. If you want to record more files, delete files
you no longer need (page 89).
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files, delete files you no longer need (page 89).
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or a CASIO service center.
The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is locked.
You cannot store images to or delete images from a
memory card that is locked.
The card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 106).
The function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not supported for the file on which you are trying to perform
it.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a type
that cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 107).
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APPENDIX
Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
Specifications
• Snapshots
Main Specifications
File Size
(pixels)
Product: .............................. Digital Camera
2304 x 1712
(QV-R4)
Model: ................................. QV-R3/QV-R4
2240 x 1680
(QV-R4)
■ Camera Functions
2048 x 1536
(QV-R3)
Image Files Format
Snapshots: ...................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies: ............................ AVI (Motion JPEG)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
Recording Media: .............. 11MB built-in flash memory
SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Image Size
Snapshots: ..................... 2304
2240
2048
1600
1280
640
Movies: .............................. 320
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
x 1712 pixels (QV-R4)
x 1680 pixels (QV-R4)
x 1536 pixels (QV-R3)
x 1200 pixels
x 960 pixels
x 480 pixels
x 240 pixels
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Quality
Approximate
Image File Size
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1.6MB
1.2MB
630KB
1050KB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
Fine
Normal
Economy
190KB
140KB
90KB
Built-in flash
memory 11MB
5
7
9
5
7
9
6
8
15
9
14
27
14
22
39
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
52 shots
68 shots
110 shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
34 shots
45 shots
88 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
220 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
APPENDIX
• Movies (320 x 240 pixels)
Data Size
Recording
Time
Zoom: .................................. 3X optical zoom; 3.2X digital zoom
(9.6X in combination with optical zoom)
200KB/second max.
One Movie: 30 seconds maximum
Total Movie Time:
60 seconds maximum (built-in memory)
330 seconds maximum (SD 64MB memory card)*
Focusing: ........................... Contrast-type Auto Focus (Macro
Mode, Infinity Mode); manual focus;
focus lock
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal: ............................ 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro: ............................. 14cm to 50cm (5.5˝ to 19.7˝)
Optical zoom is disabled in the Macro
Mode. Zoom is fixed at maximum wide
angle.
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity depends
on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of a
different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate
value.
Exposure Control
Light Metering: ................ Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure: ........................ Program AE
Exposure Compensation: ... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Delete: ................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Effective Pixels
QV-R3: ............................ 3.20 million
QV-R4: ............................ 4.00 million
Imaging Element
QV-R3: ............................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 3.34 million)
QV-R4: ............................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 4.13 million)
Shutter: ............................... CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 2 to 1/2000 second
Aperture: ............................ F2.6/5.0, auto switching
White Balance: ................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Lens/Focal Distance
QV-R3: ............................ F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=7.6 (W) to
22.8mm (T) (equivalent to approximately 37 (W) to 111mm (T) for 35mm
film)
QV-R4: ............................ F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=7.6 (W) to
22.8mm (T) (equivalent to approximately 37.5 (W) to 112.5mm (T) for
35mm film)
Self-timer: ........................... 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: ................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range: ................... Approximately 0.4 to 3.2 meters
(1.3´ to 10.5´) (QV-R3)
Approximately 0.4 to 2.8 meters
(1.3´ to 9.2´) (QV-R4)
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■ Power Requirements
Recording Functions: ....... Snapshot; Best Shot; Coupling Shot;
Night Scene; Manual Exposure; Movie;
Interval Mode
Power Requirements: ....... Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-30) x 1
AC adaptor (AD-C40)
Monitor Screen: ................. 1.6-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Approximate Battery Life:
Viewfinder: ......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Continuous Recording
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time: ............... Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: ................ To 2049
Continuous Playback
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
World Time: ........................ City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
QV-R3
120 minutes (720 shots)
QV-R4
110 minutes (660 shots)
QV-R3
220 minutes
QV-R4
220 minutes
The values noted above are approximate values until power fails at normal temperature (25°C (77°F)). The above does not guarantee that you will be able to
achieve this level of operation. Low temperatures shorten battery life (page 26).
Input/Output Terminals: ... AC adaptor terminal (DC IN 4.5V);
USB port (MINI-B)
Power Consumption: ........ DC 4.5V Approximately 5.4W
Dimensions: ....................... 90.0(W) x 59.0(H) x 31.0(D) mm
(3.5˝(W) x 2.3˝(H) x 1.2˝(D))
(excluding projections
Thickest Part: 35.0mm (1.4˝))
Weight: ................................ Approximately 200 g (7.05 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: ...... Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP30); Special battery charger unit (BC20); Special USB cable; Strap; CDROM; User’s Guide
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APPENDIX
■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-30)
Power Supply
• Use only the special NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion battery to power this
camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the clock. The date and time
settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off (from both
the battery and AC adaptor). Be sure to reconfigure these settings after power
is interrupted (page 36).
Rated Voltage: ................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance: ........... 1000 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range: ................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the total
pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Dimensions: ....................... 35.3 (W) x 53.1 (H) x 7.1 (D) mm
(1.4˝ (W) x 2.1˝ (H) x 0.3˝ (D))
Weight: ................................ Approximately 28 g (0.99 oz)
■ Special battery charger unit (BC-20)
Power Requirement: ......... 100 to 240V AC, 0.2A, 50/60Hz
Output: ................................ DC 4.2V, 650mA
Chargeing Temperature: ... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Chargeable Battery type: ... CASIO Lithium-ion rechargeable
battery (NP-30)
Full Charge Times: ............ Approximately 2 hours
Dimensions: ....................... 65.0(W) x 90.0(H) x 30.5(D) mm
(2.6˝(W) x 3.5˝(H) x 1.2˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight: ................................ Approximately 120g (4.23 oz)
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