User`s guide | Casio QV-R61 Digital Camera User Manual

Digital Camera
QV-R61
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO
product.
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precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
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future reference.
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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.
2 AA-size Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal Hydride
Batteries (HR-3U <Rated
Capacitance 2100 mAh>)
Charger Unit
(BC-5H)
Camera
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
AC Power Cord *
Strap
USB Cable
Basic Reference
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CD-ROM
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 26
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General Guide ............................................................ 27
INTRODUCTION
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 29
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Features ....................................................................... 9
Precautions ................................................................ 12
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
Lens
Other
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Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 33
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Attaching the Strap .................................................... 33
Power Requirements ................................................. 34
Charging Batteries
To load batteries
To remove the batteries from the camera
Using AC Power
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
QUICK START GUIDE
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First, charge the batteries! ......................................... 22
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 47
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 23
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 50
To configure display language and clock settings
To record an image .................................................... 24
To view a recorded image .......................................... 25
To delete an image ..................................................... 25
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Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 79
Recording an Image ................................................... 53
Specifying the Recording Mode
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
Recording Precautions
About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
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Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 80
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 59
Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image
(Coupling Shot) .......................................................... 89
Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually
Using the BESTSHOT Mode ..................................... 84
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
Using Zoom ................................................................ 60
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
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Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background
Image (Pre-shot) ........................................................ 91
Using the Flash .......................................................... 63
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
Flash Precautions
82
Using the High-speed Continuous Shutter Mode ...... 83
Recording Images of Business Cards and Documents
(Business Shot) .......................................................... 93
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To use Business Shot
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Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 95
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 68
Using the Histogram .................................................. 97
Specifying Image Size ............................................... 70
REC Mode Camera Settings ..................................... 99
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Selecting the Metering Mode
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Using Icon Help
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys
Specifying Image Quality ........................................... 71
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 72
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
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Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
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FILE MANAGEMENT
Folders ..................................................................... 126
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Memory Folders and Files
PLAYBACK
126
Protecting Files ........................................................ 127
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
Basic Playback Operation ......................................... 110
Zooming the Display Image ...................................... 111
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Using the FAVORITE Folder .................................... 128
Resizing an Image .................................................... 112
To
To
To
To
Cropping an Image .................................................... 113
Playing a Movie ......................................................... 115
copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
display a file in the FAVORITE folder
delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
delete all files from the FAVORITE folder
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Displaying the 9-image View .................................... 116
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
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Displaying the Calendar Screen ............................... 117
Playing a Slideshow .................................................. 118
To specify the slideshow images
To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation
Method ...................................................................... 132
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Turning the Key Tone On and Off ............................ 132
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 122
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 133
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 123
Configuring Power Down Image Settings ................ 134
Using the Alarm ........................................................ 136
124
To set an alarm
Stopping the Alarm
DELETING FILES
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Setting the Clock ...................................................... 137
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 124
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 125
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Using World Time ..................................................... 140
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
To configure summer time (DST) settings
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PRINTING IMAGES
DPOF ........................................................................ 153
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
Changing the Display Language ............................. 142
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Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT ............... 156
Changing the USB Port Protocol ............................. 143
To print a single image
To print a group of images
Printing Precautions
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
Configuring [
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 144
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 145
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PRINT Image Matching III ........................................... 160
Exif Print ................................................................... 161
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USING A MEMORY CARD
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Using a Memory Card .............................................. 147
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
To format a memory card
Memory Card Precautions
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 162
USB Connection Precautions
168
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 168
USB Connection Precautions
Copying Files ........................................................... 150
To copy all the files in
built-in memory to a memory card
To copy a specific file from
a memory card to built-in memory
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
172
Operations You Can Perform from Your Computer . 172
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Using a Memory Card to
Transfer Images to a Computer ............................... 173
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Memory Data ............................................................ 174
DCF Protocol
Memory Folder Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
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Using the Album Feature ......................................... 177
Creating an album
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
To delete an album
Menu Reference ....................................................... 194
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Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 196
REC mode
PLAY mode
Charger Unit
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
Display Messages
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Installing Software from
the CD-ROM on a Macintosh ................................... 191
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
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Specifications ........................................................... 206
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in Windows . 188
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
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Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 199
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ............... 185
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
APPENDIX
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• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• 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-R61.
• 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.
• Note that the example screens and product
illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ
somewhat by the screens and configuration of the
actual camera.
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■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purpose of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files and movie files
violates copyright laws and international contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
Features
• 6 million effective pixels
The CCD provides 6.37 million total pixels of very highresolution for crisp, clear, prints and display images.
• 2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 12X seamless zoom
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• 9.7MB flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 146)
• Easy Image Transfer (pages 162, 168)
Transfer images to a computer simply by connecting the
camera with a USB cable.
• High-speed continuous shutter mode (page 83)
Images are recorded at high speed as long as you keep
the shutter button depressed.
• BESTSHOT (page 84)
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.
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• Business Shot (page 93)
Business Shot automatically corrects rectangular shapes
when recording the image of a business card, document,
whiteboard, or similar subjects from an angle.
• World Time (page 140)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot (pages 89, 91)
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a
previously recorded background image. This means you
can create images that include you and your friend, even
if you are the only two people around.
• Alarm (page 136)
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can also have a specific image appear on the
monitor screen when the alarm time is reached.
• Album Function (page 177)
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.
• Slideshow Feature (page 118)
Images are displayed automatically one-by-one.
• Triple Self-timer mode (page 68)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Calendar screen (page 117)
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded
for that date, which helps to make searching for a
particular image quicker and easier.
• Real-time histogram (page 97)
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.
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• DCF Data Storage (page 174)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.
• Photo Loader and Photohands (page 186)
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 153)
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 III Compatible (page 160)
Images include PRINT Image Matching III data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• USB DIRECT-PRINT and PictBridge support (page 156)
Connect directly to a USB DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
compatible printer and you can print images without going
through a computer.
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■ Flash
Precautions
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or
explosive gas may be present. Such conditions create
the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person
operating a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with
the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject.
Doing so creates the risk of loss of eyesight.
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the QV-R61. All references in this manual
to “camera” refer to the CASIO QV-R61 Digital Camera.
■ Test for proper operation before using the
camera!
■ Display Panel
• Before using the camera to record important images,
make sure you first record a number of test images and
check the results to ensure that the camera is
configured correctly and operating properly (page 22).
• Do not apply strong pressure to the LCD panel surface
or subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the
display panel glass to crack.
• Should the display panel ever become cracked, never
touch any of the liquid inside the panel. Doing so
creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your mouth,
immediately rinse your mouth out and contact your
physician.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your eyes or
onto your skin, immediately rinse with clean water for at
least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
■ Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images
while operating an automobile or other vehicle, or while
walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
■ Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through
the camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your
eyesight.
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■ Connections
■ Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and
other abnormalities
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use
with this camera into connectors. Connecting a nonspecified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke
or strange odor, or overheating creates the risk of fire
and electric shock. Immediately perform the following
steps whenever any of the above symptoms are
present.
■ Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or
anywhere else where operation of such devices is
restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious
accident.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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■ Water and Foreign Matter
■ Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal)
getting inside the camera creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
Particular care is required when using the camera
where it is raining or snowing, near the ocean or other
body of water, or in a bathroom.
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by
dropping or other rough treatment creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms
are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
■ Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to
explode and creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
■ Disassembly and Modification
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any
way. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock, burn
injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all
internal inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your
dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
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■ Locations To Be Avoided
■ Batteries
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of
locations. Doing so creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
— Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
— Food preparation areas or other locations where oil
smoke is present
— Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed
to direct sunlight, in a closed vehicle parked in the
sun, or other areas subject to very high
temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a
high shelf, etc. Doing so can cause the camera to fall,
creating the risk of personal injury.
• Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak, which
damages and corrodes the area around the batteries
and creates the risk of fire and personal injury. Make
sure you observe the following precautions when using
batteries.
— Never try to take batteries apart and never allow
them to become shorted.
— Do not expose batteries to heat or fire.
— Never mix new batteries with old ones.
— Never mix batteries of different types.
— Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
— When loading batteries, make sure their positive (+)
and negative (–) ends are facing correctly.
— When using rechargeable batteries, be sure to read
the Safety Precautions section of the user
documentation that comes with them.
— Use only the batteries that are specified for this
camera.
— If you do not plan to use the camera for a long time,
remove its batteries.
■ Backing Up Important Data
• Always keep backup copies of important data in
camera memory by transferring it to a computer or
other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in
the case of camera malfunction, repair, etc.
■ Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing batteries, be sure to follow the
correct procedure as described in the documentation
that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
batteries can result in corruption or loss of data in
camera memory.
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■ Alkaline Batteries
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using batteries creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger unit except the
one specified for the batteries.
— Never try to use batteries to power any device other
than this camera.
— Never use or leave batteries near open flame.
— Never place batteries in a microwave oven, throw it
into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure batteries are oriented correctly when you
load them into the camera or attach them to the
charger unit.
— Never carry or store batteries together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.).
— Never try to take batteries apart, modify them in any
way, or expose them to strong impact.
— Do not immerse batteries in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave batteries under direct sunlight,
in an automobile parked in the sun, or in any other
area subject to high temperatures.
• Should liquid from an alkaline battery ever get into your
eyes, take the following steps.
1. Immediately rinse your eyes with clean water. Do not
rub!
2. See a physician as soon as possible.
Failure to clean alkaline battery fluid from the eyes
creates the risk of loss of sight.
■ Rechargeable Batteries
• Should you ever notice any of the following conditions
while using, charging, or storing batteries, immediately
remove them from the camera or the battery charger
unit, and keep it away from open flame:
— Fluid leaking
— Emission of a strange odor
— Heat emission
— Battery discoloration
— Battery deformation
— Any other battery abnormality
• The term “battery” in this manual refers to the
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries.
• The term “charger unit” in the following precautions
refers to the CASIO BC-5H Charger Unit.
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■ Charger Unit
• If the batteries do not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of overheating, fire,
and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery
fluid get into your eyes accidentally, immediately rinse
them with clean tap water and then consult a physician.
• If batteries are to be used by young children, make
sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the
precautions and proper handling instructions, and make
sure that they handle batteries correctly.
• Should fluid from batteries accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.
• 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.
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■ AC Adaptor (Option)
• Use the AC adaptor where it will not be splashed with
water. Water creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Do not place a vase or any other container filled with
liquid on top of the AC adaptor. Water creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet.
Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
• Misuse of the optional AC adaptor creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Make sure you observe the
following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
— Never locate the power cord near a stove or other
heating device.
— When unplugging from the wall outlet, grasp the
plug on the AC adaptor power cord. Never pull on
the power cord.
— Insert the plug into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
— Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet before
leaving the camera unattended for long periods,
such as when leaving on a trip, etc.
— At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from
the wall outlet and clean off any dust built up around
the prongs.
• Misuse of the optional AC adaptor creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Make sure you observe the
following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
— Use only the optional AC adaptor specified for this
camera.
— Use a 100 to 240V AC (50/60Hz) wall outlet as a
power source.
— Never plug the power cord into a wall outlet that is
shared by other devices, or into a shared extension
cord.
• Misuse of the AC adaptor can cause it to become
damaged, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
Make sure you observe the following precautions when
using the AC adaptor.
— Never place heavy objects on the AC adaptor or
subject it to direct heat.
— Never try to modify the AC adaptor or subject it to
bending.
— Do not twist or pull on the power cord.
— Should the power cord or plug ever become
damaged, contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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■ Battery Life
Data Error Precautions
• The battery lives noted in the User’s Guide are
approximate values until power fails, based on use of
batteries of recommended brands at temperature 23°C
(73°F), and do not guarantee you will be able to
achieve operation for the life noted. Actual battery life is
greatly affected by the battery brand, battery production
date, and ambient temperature.
• Leaving the camera on can run down batteries and
cause the low battery warning to appear. Turn off the
camera whenever you are not using it.
• Sometimes, the camera may shutdown after the low
battery warning appears. If this happens, immediately
replace both of the batteries. Leaving low or dead
batteries in the camera can lead to battery leakage and
data corruption.
• Though you could use alkaline batteries when there are
no other types of batteries available, note that the life of
alkaline batteries will be very short. Use of
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries or lithium
batteries is recommended.
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
— Removing the batteries or memory card from the
camera, or connecting the USB cable to the camera
while the camera is performing a record or memory
access operation
— Removing the batteries or memory card from the
camera, or connecting the USB cable to the camera
while the operation lamp is still flashing after you turn
off the camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable or disconnecting the AC
adaptor from the camera while a USB data
communication operation is being performed
— Low battery power
* Note that continued use of weak batteries can lead to
malfunction of the camera. Charge the batteries or
replace the batteries with new ones as soon as
possible after signs of low power appear.
— Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 204). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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Operating conditions
Condensation
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
• 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 batteries
from the camera and leave the battery compartment
cover open for a few hours.
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Lens
Other
• 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.
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the batteries!
1. Charge the rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
2. Load the batteries into the camera.
batteries (HR-3U) that come with the camera (page
34).
(page 39).
• Note that you can also power the camera
using commercially available AA-size lithium
batteries and AA-size alkaline batteries.
• It takes about four hours to achieve a full charge.
1
1
2
2
3
[CHARGE]
lamp lights
during charging.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
1
1. Press the power button to turn
on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to
select the language you want.
3. Press [SET] to register the
language setting.
4. Use [], [], [], and [] to
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
select the geographical area
you want, and then press
[SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the
city you want, and then press
[SET].
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○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
• Be sure to configure the following settings before using the camera to record images.
(See page 50 for details.)
6. Use [] and [] to select the
summer time (DST) setting you
want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [] and [] to select the
date format setting you want,
and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the
clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
QUICK START GUIDE
Green
operation lamp
(See page 53 for details.)
7
1
2
3,4,5
6
99
Snapshot mode icon
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
Focus frame
04/12
04
12/24
24
12:58
12
58
1. Press [
] (REC).
2. Press [MENU].
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
To record an image
3. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
4. Use [] and [] to select “REC Mode”, and then
press [].
5. Use [] and [] to select “
Snapshot”, and then
press [SET].
• This causes “
screen.
” (Snapshot Mode) to appear on the monitor
6. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and then
press the shutter button half way.
• When proper focus is achieved, the focus frame turns green
and the green operation lamp lights.
7. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
button all the way down.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To view a recorded image
To delete an image
(See page 110 for details.)
(See page 124 for details.)
1
1
2
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the
images.
2, 3, 4, 5
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Press [] (
).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want to
delete.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
GETTING READY
■ Button Operations
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
About This Manual
■ On-screen Text
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
■ Terminology
■ File Memory
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
Means this:
“camera”
The CASIO QV-R61 Digital
Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 55)
“batteries”
The Rechargeable nickelmetal hydride batteries
“charger unit”
The CASIO BC-5H Charger
Unit
• The camera’s built-in flash memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 174.
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GETTING READY
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
■ Front
1
2
■ Back
3
9:A
4
5
6
B C
D
E
1 Shutter button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 Viewfinder
5 Terminal cover
6 Self-timer lamp
7 Lens
8 [USB] port
KJ
7
I H
G
F
8
27
9 Viewfinder
0 Operation lamp
A [ ] (PLAY mode)
B [ ] (REC mode)
C Zoom controller
D Terminal cover
E Strap ring
F [DC IN 3V] terminal
G [][][][]
H [DISP] button
I [SET] button
J [MENU] button
K Monitor Screen
GETTING READY
■ Bottom
N
L
N Memory card slot
O Battery compartment
M
L Battery compartment cover
M Tripod screw hole
• Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
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O
GETTING READY
Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
• Note that the example screens in this chapter are for illustrative purposes only. They do not exactly match the screen
contents actually produced on the camera.
1 Flash mode indicator (page 63)
REC mode
1 23456 7
None
8
Auto
None
Flash Off
10s
Flash On
9
0
F
A
E
Red-eye reduction
• If the camera detects that flash is required while
auto flash is selected, the flash on indicator will
appear when the shutter button is pressed half
way.
2 Focus mode indicator (page 72)
None
B
Auto Focus
3 White balance indicator (page 80)
None
x3
Self-timer 2 sec
Triple self-timer
5 Continuous shutter mode (page 83)
None
Single Shot
High-speed Continuous
Snapshot
Manual Focus
C
2s
1-Image
Self-timer 10 sec
6 REC modes (page 53)
Macro
Infinity
D
4 Self-timer (page 68)
Auto
BESTSHOT
Movie
7 Metering mode indicator (page 101)
Daylight
Multi-pattern Metering
Cloudy
Center-weighted Metering
Shade
Spot Metering
1
Fluorescent 1
2
Fluorescent 2
Light Bulb
Manual
29
8 Memory capacity (pages 95, 206)
(Remaining number of storable images)
Movie Recording: Remaining
recording time
GETTING READY
9 Image size (page 70)
2816 ×
2816 ×
2048 ×
1600 ×
1280 ×
640 ×
Moving
time
2112 pixels
1872 (3:2)pixels
1536 pixels
1200 pixels
960 pixels
480 pixels
Recording : Recording
0 Quality (page 71)
B Date and time (page 137)
C EV value (page 79)
D Battery capacity (page 40)
E Histogram (page 97)
F Focus frame
(page 56)
1
2
3
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
A
4
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
5
(page 146)
1 Digital zoom indicator (page 62)
NOTE
2 Shutter speed value (page 56)
• An out of range aperture or shutter speed causes the corresponding monitor
screen value to turn amber.
• Changing the setting of any one of the following
functions will cause Icon Help text to appear on the
monitor screen. You can turn off Icon Help if you
want (page 105).
REC mode, flash mode, focus mode, white balance,
self-timer, metering mode
3 Aperture value (page 56)
4 ISO sensitivity (page 100)
5 Zoom indicator (page 62)
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
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GETTING READY
1 PLAY mode file type
PLAY mode
Snapshot
Movie
12
3
2 Image protection indicator
(page 127)
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
F
E
D
9 ISO sensitivity (page 100)
0 Date and time (page 137)
A White balance indicator (page 80)
AWB
(page 126)
Cloudy
Example : When a file named
CIMG0023.JPG is stored in a folder
named 100CASIO
Shade
100-0023
Folder name
File name
4 Image size (page 70)
2816 × 2112 pixels
2816 × 1872 (3:2)pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
Movie Playback: Elapsed play time
CBA
5 Quality (page 71)
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
6
Auto
Daylight
3 Folder number/File number
1
Fluorescent 1
2
Fluorescent 2
Tungsten
Manual
B Flash mode indicator (page 63)
Flash On
Flash Off
Red-eye reduction
C REC modes (page 53)
Snapshot
BESTSHOT
Built-in memory selected for data
storage.
Memory card selected for data storage.
D Battery capacity (page 40)
E Histogram (page 97)
(page 146)
7 Shutter speed value (page 56)
8 Aperture value (page 56)
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F EV value (page 79)
GETTING READY
IMPORTANT!
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen in the
following cases:
In the PLAY mode, in the BESTSHOT mode, when
not recording in the Movie mode
• You cannot use [DISP] to change the contents of the
monitor screen while a movie is being recorded.
Each press of [DISP] changes the contents of the monitor
screen as shown below.
■ REC mode
Indicators on (page 29)
Histogram on (page 29)
Indicators off
Monitor screen off
■ PLAY mode
Indicators on (page 31)
Histogram/Details on (page 97)
Indicators off
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GETTING READY
Indicator Lamps
Attaching the Strap
You can find out the operational status of the camera at a
glance by checking the color of the indicator lamps, and
whether a lamp is lit or flashing. For details, see “Indicator
Lamp Reference” on page 196.
Self-timer lamp
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Green operation lamp
Red operation lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
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GETTING READY
■ Household Current
Power Requirements
• AC Adaptor: AD-C30
Your camera features a two-way power supply that lets you
use either AA-size batteries or household AC current. A set
of AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries is
supplied with the camera. The other items listed below are
available separately.
Charging Batteries
You can use the steps below to charge the rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride batteries (HR-3U) using the charger
unit (BC-5H) that comes with the camera.
■ Batteries
Never try to use the charger unit to charge any other
type of batteries besides the specified rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride batteries (HR-3U). Attempting to
use it to charge dry cells or other types of rechargeable
batteries creates the risk of battery leakage,
overheating, and explosion.
• Two AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
: HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh) (bundled)
HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2300 mAh)
• Two AA-size lithium batteries: FR6
• Two AA-size alkaline batteries: LR6
• Proper operation cannot be guaranteed if you use any
other type of battery other than that noted above.
• When being powered by AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6),
the camera may not operate at all at temperatures of 5°C
(41°F) or lower.
The batteries are not charged when you purchase the
camera. You need to charge batteries before using the
camera for the first time.
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GETTING READY
■ To charge the batteries
2. Plug the charger unit into a household power
outlet.
1. Positioning the positive and negative
• This will cause the [CHARGE] lamp to light.
terminals of each battery as shown in the
illustration, attach the batteries to the charger
unit.
• Charging will take about four hours.
* Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity
and charging conditions.
[CHARGE] lamp
Charger unit
AC power cord
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GETTING READY
3. The [CHARGE] lamp will go out when
IMPORTANT!
charging is complete.
• If the [CHARGE] lamp starts to flash when you start
a charge operation, it means that charging cannot be
started yet because the surrounding temperature or
the temperature of the charger unit is outside the
range of about 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Charging will start automatically (indicated when the
[CHARGE] lamp stops flashing and remains lit) as
soon as temperature returns to normal.
• Charging batteries while they are still warm
immediately after removing them from the camera
can result in only partial charging. Give batteries time
to cool before charging them.
• Batteries discharge slightly even when they are left
without loading them into the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge batteries
immediately before you need to use them.
• The batteries used with this camera are specifically
designed for use with digital cameras. If you want to
try to use them to power another type of device, you
should first check the user documentation that
comes with the device to see if the batteries are
compatible.
4. After charging is complete, unplug the
charger unit from the power outlet, and
remove the batteries from it.
• Always unplug the charger unit from the power outlet
and remove the batteries whenever you are not
using it for charging.
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GETTING READY
■ Using The Charger Unit In Another
Geographic Area
• Though the actual service life of the batteries
depends on the environment under which they are
used, you can expect to be able to recharge them
about 500 times before they need replacement.
• Charging the batteries may cause interference with
TV and radio reception. If this happens, plug the
charger into an outlet that is further away from the
TV or radio.
• Dirty charger contacts and/or battery terminals can
make proper charging impossible. Be sure to wipe
contacts and terminals occasionally with a dry cloth
to keep them clean.
• The bundled charger unit is designed for operation with
any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V AC. Note,
however, that the shape of the AC power cord plug varies
according to country or geographic area. If you plan to
use the charger unit in a geographic area where the
power receptacle shape is different from that in your area,
replace the AC power cord with one of the other ones that
come with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the power
outlets in that area.
■ Charger Unit Precautions
• 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.
• Always make sure that the charger unit is on a level
surface when using it for charging.
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GETTING READY
■ Battery Precautions
■ Optional Batteries
Use of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Rechargeable nickelmetal hydride batteries (HR-3U) is recommended for this
camera. Proper operation cannot be guaranteed when
other brands of rechargeable batteries are used.
Precautions During Use
• Charge the batteries in a location where the
temperature is in the range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to
95°F). Charging outside this temperature range can
cause charging to take longer than normal or even
cause charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the batteries have reached the end of their service
life. Replace the batteries with new ones.
IMPORTANT!
• Never mix two batteries of different brands, ages, or
charge levels. Doing so creates the risk of shortened
battery life and can even damage the camera.
Storage Precautions
• Though rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
provide high power in a compact configuration, storing
them for long periods while they are charged can cause
batteries to deteriorate.
— Always remove the batteries from the camera when
you are not using it. Leaving batteries in the camera
can cause them to discharge and go dead or even
leak.
— Store batteries in a dry place where the temperature
is 20°C (68°F) or lower.
— If you store batteries for a long time, charge them
two or three times before using them again.
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GETTING READY
IMPORTANT!
To load batteries
• Use only the included rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries or the specified type of AA-size
batteries.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Slide the battery
To remove the batteries from the camera
compartment cover on
the bottom of the
camera in the
direction indicated by
the arrow and then
swing it open.
1. Slide the battery
compartment cover on
the bottom of the
camera in the direction
indicated by the arrow
and then swing it open.
3. Load batteries as
shown in the
illustration.
2. Carefully tilt the
camera until the
batteries slide out.
• Take care to avoid
dropping the batteries.
4. While pressing down
at the point indicated
by the arrow in the
illustration, slide the
battery compatment
cover closed.
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GETTING READY
■ Low Battery Indicator
■ Battery Life Guidelines
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is
. Immediately replace or charge the
batteries whenever either of these indicators appears.
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
approximate amount of time under the conditions defined
below the table, until power automatically turns off due to
battery failure. They do not guarantee that the batteries will
provide the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures
and continued use reduce battery life.
Charge Level
High
Low
Indicator
Operation
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
Alkaline batteries
Number of Shots (CIPA
Standard)*1
(Operating Time)
280 shots
(140minutes)
50 shots
(25 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Continuous Recording*2
(Operating Time)
900 shots
(150 minutes)
245 shots
(40 minutes)
Continuous Snapshot
Playback*3
260 minutes
150 minutes
• The above approximate guidelines are based on the
following battery types:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride
:HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Alkaline :LR6 Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
* Battery life varies with brand.
• Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
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GETTING READY
■ Tips to Make the Batteries Last Longer
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode (page 63).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
46) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
• You can also conserve battery power by using [DISP] to
turn off the monitor screen.
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 10 seconds, alternating full
wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
• The above values are based on new batteries 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.
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GETTING READY
■ Alkaline Battery Life
■ Battery Handling Precautions
The actual life of alkaline batteries is affected by a variety
of factors, including the battery manufacturer, the amount
of time the batteries spend in storage before you use them,
temperature while you are recording, and photographic
conditions. As a rule, we recommend the use of
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, which have
longer lives than alkaline batteries.
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak or explode,
which damages and corrodes the area around the batteries
and creates the risk of fire and personal injury. Make sure
you observe the following precautions when using
batteries.
• When loading batteries, make sure their positive (+) and
negative (–) ends are facing correctly.
• Never mix new batteries with old ones.
• Never mix batteries of different brands.
• Use only the batteries that are specified for this camera.
• Never try to take batteries apart and always take care to
avoid conditions where their two ends can become
connected to each other (shorting). Never expose
batteries to heat or throw them into fire.
• Dead batteries are susceptible to leakage, which can
cause serious damage to your camera. Remove batteries
from the camera as soon as you notice they are dead.
• Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan to
use it for more than two weeks.
• The batteries that power the camera normally become
warm as you use them.
• Certain conditions, especially at cold temperatures below
about 5°C (41°F), can cause the message “Battery is
low.” to appear when you turn on the camera.
• The PLAY mode requires less power than the REC mode.
If you experience a problem turning on the camera in the
REC mode, try switching to the PLAY mode.
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GETTING READY
3. Plug the AC power cord into an electrical
Using AC Power
outlet.
You need to purchase the optionally available AC adaptor
(AD-C30) in order to be able to power the camera using AC
power.
[DC IN 3V]
Terminal cover
1. Connect the AC power cord to the AC
adaptor.
AC adaptor
2. Open the camera’s terminal cover and
connect the AC adaptor to the port marked
[DC IN 3V].
AC power cord
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Plug
GETTING READY
■ Using AC Adaptor In Another Geographic
Area
■ AC Adaptor Precautions
• Be sure to turn off power before connecting or
disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Always turn camera power off before disconnecting the
AC adaptor, even if the camera has batteries 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.
• 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 AC
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.
• 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 AC power cord that matches the configuration
of power receptacles in that country.
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GETTING READY
NOTE
Turning the Camera On and Off
• Pressing [
] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [
] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
■ To turn on the camera
Press the power button, [
] (REC), or [
] (PLAY). This
will cause the green operation lamp to light momentarily,
and then power will turn on. The mode the camera enters
depends on which button you pressed to turn it on.
IMPORTANT!
To enter this mode at
startup:
Press this button to turn on the camera:
REC
Power button or [
PLAY
[
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
]
(PLAY) to turn it back on again.
• Pressing the power button or [
] (REC) to turn on
the camera also causes the lens to extend. Take
care to any interference with the lens operation or
allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.
] (REC)
] (PLAY)
Green operation lamp
Power button
[
] (PLAY)
[
] (REC)
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GETTING READY
■ To turn off the camera
Configuring Power Saving Settings
Press the power button to turn off the camera.
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
NOTE
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor screen
if no operation is performed for a specified
amount of time in the REC mode.
Performing any button operation causes
the monitor screen to turn back on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform any
operation for a specified amount of time.
• You can setup the camera so it does not turn on
when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY), or to
turn off when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY).
For details, see “Configuring [
] (REC) and [
]
(PLAY) Power On/Off Functions” on page 144.
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
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GETTING READY
● See “Using the On-screen Menus” below for
information about how to use menus.
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Sleep
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
Using the On-screen Menus
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
1. Press the power button or [
selected setting, and then press [SET].
] (REC).
• If you want to enter the PLAY mode instead, press
[
] (PLAY).
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
[
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
• 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
in the following cases.
— When the camera is connected to a computer
through the USB cable
Power button
— While playing back a movie
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] [
]
GETTING READY
● Menu Screen Operations
2. Press [MENU].
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
[MENU]
Tab
[SET]
[][ ][][ ]
Settings
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When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [] and [].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [].
Move between the settings
Press [] and [].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [] and [].
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection
Press [].
Exit the menu screen
Press [MENU].
GETTING READY
3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
6. Perform one of the following operations to
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
apply the setting you configured.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
• Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“REC Mode”
item.
To do this:
Perform this key operation:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Press [].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 194 for more information
about menus.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
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IMPORTANT!
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
• Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
stored with image data. Be sure to configure the
clock settings before using the camera.
• A built-in backup battery retains the date and time
settings for about two days if the camera is not
supplied with power. The date and time settings will
be cleared when the backup battery goes dead. The
following are the conditions when power is not being
supplied to the camera.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
•
•
•
•
Display language
Home city
Date style
Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
— When the rechargeable batteries are dead or
removed from the camera
— Disconnecting the AC adaptor while it is being
used to power the camera (without batteries
loaded)
• The date and time setting screen will appear on the
monitor screen the next time you turn on the camera
after the date and time settings have been cleared.
If this happens, reconfigure the date and time
settings.
• If you make a mistake when setting the language or
clock with the following procedure, you will need to
use the camera’s menu to individually change the
language (page 142) or clock (page 137) settings.
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3. Use [], [], [], and
To configure display language and clock
settings
1. Press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
(PLAY) to turn on the camera.
[] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
]
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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When you want to do this:
Select this setting:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
Keep time using standard time
Off
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6. Use [] and [] to
7. Set the current date
select the date format
setting you want, and
then press [SET].
and the time.
Example: December 24, 2004
To do this:
Do this:
YY/MM/DD
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] and [].
24/12/04
DD/MM/YY
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] and [].
12/24/04
MM/DD/YY
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
04/12/24
8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
1. Press the power button or [
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
] (REC).
2. Press [MENU], and use [] and [] to select
the “REC” tab.
Recording an Image
3. Use [] and [] to
select “REC Mode”,
and then press [].
Specifying the Recording Mode
Your CASIO digital camera has three recording modes,
each of which is described below. Before recording an
image, use the procedure below to select the applicable
recording mode.
•
•
•
(Snapshot mode)
Use this mode to record still images. This is the mode you
should normally use for image recording.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the recording
mode you want, and
then press [SET].
(BESTSHOT mode)
This mode makes camera setup as easy as selecting the
applicable sample scene. Simply select one of 23 sample
scenes, and the camera will automatically be configured
with the settings required to record a similar image (page
84).
• The icon (like “
”) for
the mode you select is
displayed on the monitor
screen.
(Movie mode)
Use this mode to record movies (page 95).
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Recording mode icon
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IMPORTANT!
Aiming the Camera
• Make sure your fingers and the strap do not block
the flash or lens.
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
• Horizontal
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
• Vertical
When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
Flash
Lens
NOTE
• Your image will be blurred if you move the camera
when pressing the shutter button. Press the shutter
button carefully, taking care to avoid camera
movement. This is especially important when
available lighting is low, which slows down the
shutter speed.
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• This causes an image or a message to appear on
the monitor screen.
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
• When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 146).
1. Press the power button or [
• This enters the REC mode for image recording.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode when it turns on,
the message “There are no files” will appear if you do
not have any images stored in memory yet. In
addition, the
icon will be visible at the top of the
display. If this happens, press [
] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
] (REC) to turn
2. Select “
on the camera.
Snapshot” as the recording mode
(page 53).
[
• This enters the Snapshot Mode and causes “
”
(Snapshot mode) to appear on the monitor screen.
]
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera to enter the Snapshot
mode whenever you press [] or [] while in the
REC mode.
Power button
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3. Compose the image
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
• The focusing range of
the camera depends on
focus mode you are
using (page 72).
4. Press the shutter button half
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• When you press the shutter
button half way, the camera’s
Auto Focus feature automatically
focuses the image, and displays
the shutter speed and aperture
values.
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Focus frame
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus frame
and the green operation
lamp.
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 59).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose
images, you can use [DISP] to turn off the monitor
screen and conserve battery power (page 32).
Shutter button
Green operation lamp
● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
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When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is in focus.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
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5. After making sure that the
Recording Precautions
image is focused properly,
press the shutter button the
rest of the way down to
record.
• The number of images that can
be stored in memory depends on
the resolution setting you are
using (pages 70, 71, 206).
• Never open the battery compartment 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 file memory and even lead to
malfunction of the camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
stored to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• When “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting
(page 100), 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.
Shutter button
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• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 100), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a slower shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off (page 63).
• Bright light shining on the lens can cause images to
appear “washed out”. This tends to happen when
recording images outdoors in bright sunlight. To protect
against this, use your free hand to shade the lens from
the light.
About Auto Focus
• 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 subjects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit subjects
— Polished metal or other brightly reflective subjects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple subjects 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 the resulting image will be in
focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 78) or manual
focus (page 76).
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About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Using the Optical Viewfinder
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The
image saved in file memory has much better resolution
and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the
response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some static noise in the monitor screen
image.
• Very bright light inside of an image can cause a vertical
band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is a
CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does
not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical
smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a
snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a movie (page
95).
You can conserve battery power by turning off the
camera’s monitor screen (page 32) and using the optical
viewfinder to compose images.
IMPORTANT!
• The visible area framed by the viewfinder shows the
image that would be recorded at a distance of about
one meter (3.3´). When recording a subject that is
closer to you than one meter, the recorded image will
be lower than what you can see inside the viewfinder
area.
Optical Viewfinder
Area recorded at
Area visible in
distances less than the viewfinder
one meter (3.3´)
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• 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.
Using Zoom
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom.
Optical Zoom
The range of the optical zoom factor is shown below.
Optical Zoom Factor Range: 1X to 3X
1. In the REC mode, slide
Zoom Controller
the zoom controller left
or right to change the
zoom factor.
To do this:
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Slide the zoom controller in this direction:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
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NOTE
Zoom out
• 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 is disabled during movie recording, but
digital zoom is enabled. Make sure you select the
optical zoom setting you want to use before you
press the shutter button to start movie recording.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
while recording with the Macro mode (page 75) or
manual focus (page 76), a value will appear on the
monitor screen to tell you the focusing range.
Zoom in
2. Record the image.
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5. Slide the zoom
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom indicator
controller 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.
Digital Zoom Factor Range: 3X to 12X
(in combination with optical
zoom)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
Zoom indicator
• Switching to digital zoom causes the zoom indicator
to appear on the monitor screen. The zoom indicator
shows the current approximate zoom factor.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “On”, and then
Optical Zoom
press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” disables digital zoom.
1X
6. Record the image.
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Digital
Zoom
3X
Current zoom factor
12X
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Flash
• Digital zoom is disabled whenever the monitor
screen is turned off (page 32).
• When you perform a digital zoom operation, the
camera manipulates the image data to enlarge the
center of the image. Unlike optical zoom, an image
enlarged with digital zoom appears coarser than the
original.
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
• The approximate effective range of the flash is shown
below.
Wide Angle : Approximately 0.6 meters to 2.6 meters
(2.0´ to 8.5´)(ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Telephoto : Approximately 0.6 meters to 2.1 meters
(2.0´ to 6.9´)(ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Press [] (
) to select the flash mode.
• Each press of [] (
) cycles through the flash
mode settings described below on the monitor
screen.
Flash mode indicator
[ ] (
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To do this:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Select this setting:
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This happens because 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.
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
In this case, the flash fires automatically
when required
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Note the following important points when using redeye reduction.
— Red-eye reduction does not work unless the
people in the image are looking directly at the
camera during the pre-flash. Before pressing the
shutter button, call out to the subjects so they all
look at the camera while the pre-flash operation is
performed.
— Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the
subjects are located far away from the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times when
you record an image. The initial flashes are pre-flashes,
which the camera uses to obtain information that it uses for
exposure settings. The final flash is for recording. Make sure
that you keep the camera still until the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter button while the flash is charging (which
is indicated by a flashing red operation lamp).
• Using the flash while “Auto” is selected for the ISO
Sensitivity setting increases sensitivity, which can
cause large amounts of digital noise to appear in the
image. You can reduce digital noise by using a lower
ISO Sensitivity setting. Note, however, that this also
has the effect of shortening the flash range (the range
that is covered by the light from the flash)(page 100).
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Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter button half way and checking the monitor
screen and red operation lamp.
Perform the following steps to change the flash intensity
setting.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Flash Intensity”,
The
indicator is also
shown on the monitor
screen when the flash
unit is ready to fire.
and then press [].
Red operation lamp*
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
* Red operation lamp
When the red operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
To make flash intensity:
Select this setting:
Stronger
+2
+1
Normal
0
–1
Weaker
–2
IMPORTANT!
• Flash intensity may not change if the subject is too
far or too close to the camera.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Auto”, and then
Using Flash Assist
press [SET].
Recording a subject that is outside the flash range can
cause the subject to appear dark in the resulting image,
because not enough of the flash reaches the subject. When
this happens, you can use flash assist to correct the
brightness of the recorded subject, so it appears as if the
flash illumination was sufficient.
Flash assist used
• Selecting “Off” disables flash assist.
IMPORTANT!
• Flash assist may not produce the desired result for
some types of subjects.
• Flash assist may have little effect on your image if
you changed any of the following settings when you
recorded it.
— Flash intensity (page 65)
— Exposure compensation (EV shift) (page 79)
— ISO sensitivity (page 100)
— Contrast (page 104)
Flash assist not used
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Flash Assist”, and
then press [].
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Flash Precautions
Flash
• When the flash is turned off (
), mount the camera on a
tripod to record images in an area where available lighting
is dim. Recording images under dim lighting without the
flash can cause digital noise, which makes images
appear coarse.
• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is selected, flash
intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with the
exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is
brightly lit.
• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
• Use of the flash along with wide angle zoom (page 60) or
the Macro mode (page 75) can cause the light of the flash
to become blocked, which can produce unwanted
shadows in your image. Shadows may be particularly
noticeable when using the flash with the Macro mode.
• 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.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
a flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire when recording using the following
modes and functions: infinity (
) focus mode (page 76),
continuous shutter (page 83), Movie mode (page 95).
The
(Flash Off) icon on the monitor screen indicates
that the flash is turned off.
• 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 batteries as soon
as possible.
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To do this:
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10second delay of the shutter release after you press the
shutter button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you perform
three consecutive self-timer operations to record three
images.
Select this setting:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
X3
Disable the self-timer
Off
• With the Triple Self-timer, the camera records a
series of three images in the sequence described
below.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown
and then records the first image.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Self-timer”, and
2. The camera prepares to record the next image.
The amount of time required for preparation
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and
“Quality” settings, the type of memory (built-in or
card) you are using for image storage, and
whether or not the flash is charging.
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the self-timer time
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
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5. Record the image.
Self-timer lamp
NOTE
• The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting
with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid
blurring of images due to hand movement.
• In the case of the Triple Self-timer, the indicator
“1sec” appears on the monitor screen between the
recording of each image, indicating an interval of
about one second between image recording. The
actual amount of time required between images
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and “Quality”
settings, as well as the type of memory being used
and whether or not the flash is being used.
• The functions below are not available for use in
combination with the Triple Self-timer.
Coupling Shot (page 89), Pre-shot (page 91),
Business Shot (page 93)
• When you press the
shutter button, the selftimer lamp flashes as
the countdown
progresses, and then
the shutter releases
after the self-timer
reaches the end of its
countdown.
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown
by pressing the shutter button while the self-timer
lamp is flashing.
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Specifying Image Size
“Image size” is the size of the image, expressed as the
number of vertical and horizontal pixels. A “pixel” is one of
the many tiny dots that make up the image. More pixels
provide finer detail when an image is printed, but a higher
pixel count also causes the image’s file size of to be larger.
You can select an image size to suit your needs for greater
detail or smaller file size.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Image Size
Print Size
2816 × 2112
A3 Print
2816 × 1872
(3:2)
A3 Print (3:2 horizontal-tovertical ratio)
2048 × 1536
A4 Print
1600 × 1200
5˝ × 7˝ Print
1280 × 960
3.5˝ × 5˝ Print
640 × 480
E-mail (optimum size when
attaching image to e-mail)
Larger
Smaller
• Indicated sizes are rough approximates only.
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
• The above print sizes are all approximate values when
printing at a resolution of 200 dpi (dots per inch). Use a
larger setting when you want to print at a higher
resolution or when you plan to produce a larger size print.
• Selecting the “2816 × 1872 (3:2)” image size will record
images with a 3:2 (horizontal : vertical) aspect ratio, which
is optimal for printing on paper with an aspect ratio of 3:2.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Size”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the image size (in
pixels) you want, and then press [SET].
• When selecting the image size, the image size value
(pixels) will alternate on the display with a
corresponding print size. The print size indicates the
optimum paper size when you print an image that is
the image size you select.
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IMPORTANT!
Specifying Image Quality
• 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 29, 206).
Compressing an image before storage can cause a
deterioration of its quality. The more an image is
compressed, the greater the loss of quality. The image
quality setting specifies the compression ratio to be used
when an image is stored in memory. You can select an
image quality setting to suit your needs for higher quality or
smaller file size.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Quality”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
High image quality, large file
size
Fine
Normal image quality and
normal file size
Normal
Low image quality, small file
size
Economy
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
This section describes other powerful features and
functions that are available for recording.
To set up the camera to do this:
Select this setting:
Focus automatically (Auto Focus)
None
Perform close-up focus (Macro)
Perform infinity focus (Infinity)
Selecting the Focus Mode
Focus manually (Manual Focus)
You can select one of four different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Infinity, and Manual.
1. In the REC mode, press []
(
[ ] (
)
).
• Each press of [] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings shown below
on the monitor screen.
Focus mode indicator
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Using Auto Focus
When you see this:
It means this:
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter button down half way. The following
is the Auto Focus range.
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not
focused.
Range: Approximately 60cm to ∞ (23.6˝ to ∞)
3. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to
record the image.
1. Keep pressing [] (
) until there is no
focus mode indicator on the display.
NOTE
2. Compose the image
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame, and then press
the shutter button
half way.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus
frame and the green
operation lamp.
• When proper focusing is not possible because the
subject is closer than the Auto Focus range, the
camera automatically switches to the Macro mode
range (page 75).
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■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
3. Use [] and [] to select the Auto Focus area
you want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus mode and the Macro
mode. Note that the configuration of the focus frame
changes in accordance with the Auto Focus area you
select.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
press [].
For this type of Auto Focus area:
Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 78).
Spot
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains seven focus points,
appears on the monitor screen first. When
you press the shutter button half way, the
camera automatically selects the focus
point where the subject closest to the
camera is located, and a focus frame
appears at that point.
• This setting works well for group photos.
Multi
• Spot
• Multi
Focus frame
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Focus frame
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Using the Macro Mode
• Use of the flash along with wide angle zoom or the
Macro mode can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which can produce unwanted
shadows in your image.
The Macro mode lets you focus on close up subjects
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter button down half way. The following
are the approximate focus ranges in the Macro mode.
Ranges: 10cm to 70cm (3.9˝ to 27.6˝) at wide angle
60cm to 70cm (23.6˝ to 27.6˝) at telephoto
1. Keep pressing [] (
indicator shows “
NOTE
• When the Macro mode cannot focus properly
because the subject is too far away, the camera
automatically switches to the Auto Focus range
(page 73).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 60) while recording with the Macro mode, a
value will appear on the monitor screen as shown
below to tell you the focusing range.
Example: 10cm - 50cm
) until the focus mode
”.
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.
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Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
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 [] (
indicator shows “
) until the focus mode
Optical Zoom Factor
”.
2. Record the image.
Approximate Focus Range
1X
10cm (3.9˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
60cm (23.6˝) to infinity (∞)
1. Keep pressing [] (
) until the focus
mode indicator shows
“ ”.
• 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
NOTE
image on the monitor
screen, use [] and
[] to focus.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 60) while recording with manual focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: MF 10cm - ∞
Manual focus position
To do this:
Do this:
Focus in on the subject
Press [].
Focus out 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. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Manual Focus mode, the [] and [] keys
adjust focus, even if you used key customization to
assign other functions to them (page 106).
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2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record
an image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus mode
).
and the Macro mode (
1. Using the monitor
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
button half way.
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
99
1600 1200
NORMAL
button pressed half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
04/12
04
12/24
24
12 : 58
Main subject
Main subject
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1600 1200
NORMAL
3. When the image is composed the way you
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
want, press the shutter button the rest of the
way to record it.
04/12
04
12/24
24
12 : 58
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Focus frame
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3. Use [] and [] to
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure
setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
EV value
[] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then press [].
[] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
Exposure compensation
value
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• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
Adjusting White Balance
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (daylight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, so
the colors of an image appear more natural.
4. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “White
Balance”, and then
press [].
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation while using multipattern metering (page 101) will cause the metering
mode to switch automatically to center weighted
metering (page 101). Returning the EV shift value to
0.0 causes the metering mode to change back to
multi-pattern metering.
• You can use key customization (page 106) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [] or [] while in
the REC mode.
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3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
NOTE
want, and then press [SET].
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance
setting, the camera automatically determines the
white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and
light source conditions can cause problems when the
camera tries to determine the white point, which
makes proper white balance adjustment impossible.
When this happens, use daylight, cloudy, or one of
the other fixed white balance settings to specify the
type of lighting available.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera so the white balance
setting changes whenever you press [] or [] while
in the REC mode.
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight on a clear day
Outdoor daylight on an overcast or
rainy day, in the shade of a tree, etc.
In the shade of a building or any other
area where the color temperature is
high
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent light (suppresses color
fogging)
1
Under daylight fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
2
Under incandescent lighting
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually”.)
Manual
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4. Point the camera at a white paper or similar
Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
object under the lighting conditions for which
you want to set the white balance, and then
press the shutter button.
Certain complex light sources or other environmental
conditions can make it impossible to obtain good results
when “Auto” or one of the fixed light source settings is
selected for white balance. Manual white balance lets you
configure the camera for a particular light source and other
conditions.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. You must
also have a white paper or other similar object on hand in
order to perform manual white balance.
White paper
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “White Balance”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to
5. Press [SET].
select “Manual”.
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the currently selected recording mode.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen.
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NOTE
Using the High-speed Continuous Shutter
Mode
• After you adjust white balance manually, the setting
remains in effect until you change it or until you turn
off the camera.
You can configure the camera to record only a single
snapshot each time the shutter button is pressed, or to
keep recording as long as the shutter button remains
depressed.
• Recording Speed: Three images per second (The interval
between shots is longer when shooting
at slow shutter speeds)
• Maximum Number of Shots: 3
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Continuous”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “On”, and then
press [SET].
• This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
• Select “Off” if you want to turn off the high-speed
continuous shutter mode.
4. Press the shutter button to record.
• Recording continues as long as you keep the shutter
button depressed. Release the shutter button to stop
recording.
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IMPORTANT!
Using the BESTSHOT Mode
• Nothing is displayed on the monitor screen while
recording is in progress.
• Recording pauses and the message “Busy.... Please
wait...” appears on the monitor screen after three
images are recorded.
• The flash is disabled while the high-speed
continuous shutter mode is turned on.
• You cannot use the Triple Self-timer in combination
with the high-speed continuous shutter mode (page
68).
• You cannot use the high-speed continuous shutter
mode during Coupling Shot, Pre-shot, or Business
Shot recording (pages 89, 91, 93).
• When using the continuous shutter mode, keep the
camera still until all recording is finished.
• A continuous shutter operation may stop part way
through if memory capacity runs low.
Selecting one of the 23 BESTSHOT scenes automatically
sets up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
Scene Number
84
Scene Name
1
Portrait
2
Scenery
3
Portrait With Scenery
4
Coupling Shot (page 89)
5
Pre-shot (page 91)
6
Children
7
Candlelight Portrait
8
Party
9
Pet
10
Flower
11
Natural Green
12
Sundown
13
Night Scene
14
Night Scene Portrait
15
Fireworks
16
Food
17
Text
18
Collection
19
Monochrome
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Scene Number
1. Enter the REC Mode,
Scene Name
20
Retro
21
Twilight
22
Business card and documents (page 93)
23
White board, etc. (page 93)
and select “
BESTSHOT” as the
recording mode (page
53).
Register User Scene (page 87)
• This enters the BESTSHOT Mode and displays a
sample scene.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera to enter the
BESTSHOT Mode whenever you press [] or []
while in the REC mode.
2. Use [] and [] to select the sample scene
you want, and then press [SET].
3. Record the image.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
NOTE
• BESTSHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a BESTSHOT scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting
conditions and other factors.
• After selecting a BESTSHOT scene, you can change
to a different one by pressing [SET] and then using
[] and [] to scroll through available scenes. When
the one you want is displayed, press [SET].
• You can change the camera settings that are made
when you select a BESTSHOT scene. Note,
however, that the BESTSHOT settings revert to their
defaults when you select another BESTSHOT scene,
change the recording mode, or turn off the camera.
• Noise reduction processing is performed
automatically when you are recording a night scene,
fireworks, or other image that requires slow shutter
speeds. Because of this, it takes longer to record
images at lower shutter speeds. Make sure that you
do not perform any camera button operations until
the image recording operation is complete.
• When recording the image of a night scene,
fireworks, or some other image using a slow shutter
speed, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent
hand movement.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera to enter the
BESTSHOT mode whenever you press [] or []
while in the REC mode.
Operation guidance and
the currently selected
BESTSHOT scene
appear on the display for
about two seconds after
you enter the
BESTSHOT mode this
way, or if the camera is in
the BESTSHOT mode
when you turn it on.
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4. Use [] and [] to
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
BESTSHOT scene.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded for later recall when you need it again.
Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the
camera accordingly.
1. Enter the REC Mode, and select “
5. Use [] and [] to
BESTSHOT” as the recording mode (page 53).
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
• This registers the setup.
2. Use [] and [] to
• Now you can use the
procedure on page 85
to select your user
setup for recording.
display “Register
User Scene”.
3. Press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ To delete a BESTSHOT user setup
IMPORTANT!
• Setups that you register as BESTSHOT sample
scenes are located after the built-in sample scenes.
• Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 145)
deletes all BESTSHOT user setups.
1. Enter the REC Mode, and select “
BESTSHOT” as the recording mode (page 53).
2. Use [] and [] to display the user setup you
NOTE
want to delete.
• The following are the settings that are included in a
BESTSHOT user setup: focus mode, EV shift value,
filter, metering mode, white balance mode, flash
intensity, flash assist, sharpness, saturation,
contrast, flash mode, and ISO sensitivity.
• Note that images recorded with this camera only can
be used to create a BESTSHOT user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BESTSHOT user setups in
the camera’s built-in memory at one time.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by
displaying the various setting menus.
• When you register a BESTSHOT user setup, it is
automatically assigned a file name using the format
“UQR61nnn.JPE” (n=0 to 9).
3. Press [] (
) to delete the user setup.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the file.
6. Press [MENU] .
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
• Combined
Images
The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two
people and combine them into a single image. This makes
it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for
you. Coupling Shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
(page 84).
• First Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
1. Enter the REC Mode, and select “
BESTSHOT” as the recording mode (page 53).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Coupling Shot”,
and then press [SET].
3. Align the focus frame
• Second
Image
on the monitor screen
with the subject you
want on the left side
of the image.
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
Focus frame
• While “Coupling Shot” is selected, the “AF Area”
(page 74) setting automatically becomes “Spot”.
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4. Press the shutter button to record the left
6. When everything is aligned correctly, record
side of the image.
the right side of the image.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
IMPORTANT!
• Coupling Shot temporarily uses file memory to store
data. You may get an error during Coupling Shot
recording if there is not enough file memory available
to store the required data. If this happens, delete
images you no longer need and try again.
5. 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.
Semi-transparent
background
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 4 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
3.
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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 button, which causes a semi-transparent image
of the background to remain on the monitor screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image
by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
Note that Pre-shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
only (page 84).
• Only the second image is
recorded.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. Enter the REC Mode, and select “
• You can press [MENU] at this point to clear the semitransparent background from the monitor screen.
Then you can repeat step 3 to record a new
background.
BESTSHOT” as the recording mode (page 53).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Pre-shot”, and then
press [SET].
5. After composing the final image (using the
semi-transparent background as a guide), the
person with the camera should press the
shutter button to record.
3. Compose the background you want on the
monitor screen, and then press the shutter
button to temporarily record it as a reference
image.
• Note that the semi-transparent background image
you temporarily record in step 3 is for composition
purposes only. The final image contains only what is
in front of the camera when the shutter button is
pressed in step 5.
• This operation causes a semi-transparent image of
the background to appear on the monitor screen, but
the displayed image is not actually saved in camera
memory.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
4. Now you can stand in
front of the
background and ask
someone else to snap
your picture, using
the semi-transparent
background on the
monitor screen as a
composition guide.
Semi-transparent
background
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ Setup Sample Images
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot)
• Business cards and
documents
Recording a business card, document, white board, or
similarly shaped object from an angle can cause the
subject to appear misshaped in the resulting image.
Business Shot automatically corrects the shape of
rectangular objects to make them appear like the camera
was positioned directly in front of them.
Before keystone
correction
After keystone
correction
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• White board, etc.
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
To use Business Shot
• Before recording, compose the image so outline of
the item you want to record fits entirely within the
monitor screen. The camera will not be able to detect
the shape of the subject correctly unless it is
enclosed entirely within the monitor screen.
• The camera also will be unable to detect the shape
of the subject if it is the same color as the
background. Make sure the subject is against a
background that allows the outline of the subject to
stand out.
1. Enter the REC Mode, and select “
BESTSHOT” as the recording mode (page 53).
2. Use [] and [] to select the Business Shot
image you want, and then press [SET].
3. Record the image.
• This displays a screen
that shows all of the
objects in the image that
qualify as candidates for
keystone correction. An
error message will
appear (page 204) if the
camera is unable to find
any suitable keystone
correction candidate in
the image. After a short
while, the original image
will be stored in memory,
as-is.
NOTE
• When the camera is at an angle to a business card
or document it is recording, the shape of the
business card or document may appear distorted in
the image. Auto keystone correction corrects for this
distortion, which means that subjects appear normal
even if you record at an angle.
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4. Use [] and [] to select the candidate you
Using the Movie Mode
want to correct.
You can record movies. A single movie can be as long as
available memory capacity allows.
5. Use [] and [] to
select “Correct”, and
then press [SET].
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
• Selecting “Cancel” in
place of “Correct” stores
the original image as-is,
without correcting it.
• Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels
• Movie File Size: Approximately 300KB/second
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie:
As long as available memory capacity allows
— Total Movie Time:
30 seconds with built-in memory; 205 seconds with
64MB SD memory card
IMPORTANT!
• The maximum Business Shot image size is 1600 ×
1200 pixels, even if the camera is configured for a
larger image size. An image size setting smaller than
1600 × 1200 pixels records images at the specified
size.
NOTE
• You can play back files recorded in the Movie Mode
on your computer using Windows Media Player.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. Enter the REC Mode,
Remaining recording time
• The remaining recording time counts down and the
elapsed recording time counts up on the monitor
screen as you record.
and select “
Movie” as the
recording mode (page
53).
• Starting a movie record operation causes optical
zoom to be disabled. Only digital zoom is available
while a movie record operation is in progress. If you
want to use optical zoom to record a movie, perform
the zoom operation before starting the record
operation.
• This enters the Movie
Mode and causes “
”
to appear on the
monitor screen.
Recording time
• You can use the key
customization feature (page 106) to configure the
camera to enter the Movie Mode whenever you
press [] or [] while in the REC mode.
2. Point the camera at
3. When movie recording is complete, the movie
file is stored in file memory.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record
data, which can cause movie frames to be dropped.
and REC flash on the monitor screen during
recording to let you know when a frame has been
dropped.
Movie recording indicator
the subject and then
press the shutter
button.
• Movie recording
continues as long as
remaining memory
capacity allows, or until
you stop it by pressing
the shutter button
again.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• An RGB histogram that shows the distribution of R (red) ,
G (green) , and B (blue) components is also displayed.
This histogram can be used to determine whether there is
too much or too little of each of the color components in
an image.
Using the Histogram
You can use [DISP] to display a histogram on the monitor
screen. The histogram lets you check exposure conditions
as you record images (page 32). You can also display the
histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY mode.
NOTE
• You can use key customization (page 106) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [] or [] while in
the REC mode. If you do this, you can adjust
exposure compensation while viewing the on-screen
histogram (page 79).
Histogram
• A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an
image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis
indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis
indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to
determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left
side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) required
to bring out sufficient image detail. If the histogram
appears too lopsided for some reason, you can use EV
shift (exposure compensation) to move it left or right in
order to achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can
be achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as
close to the center as possible.
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• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too
far to the left may result in
“black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
• 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.
• 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.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
REC Mode Camera Settings
• Note that the above histograms are shown for
illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to
achieve exactly the same shapes for particular
subjects.
• A centered histogram does not necessarily
guarantee optimum exposure. The recorded image
may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even
though its histogram is centered.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum
histogram configuration due to the limitations of EV
shift.
• Use of the flash as well as certain shooting
conditions can cause the histogram to indicate
exposure that is different from the actual exposure of
the image when it was recorded.
• The histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 89) or Pre-shot (page 91).
• The RGB (color component) histogram is displayed
for snapshots only. In the Movie mode, only the
luminance distribution histogram appears on the
monitor screen.
The following are the settings you can configure before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Color filtering
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
•
•
•
•
•
•
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
Icon Help
L/R key setting
Power on default settings
Resetting the camera
NOTE
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size (page 70)
— Quality (page 71)
— White Balance (page 80)
— AF Area (page 74)
— Flash Intensity (page 65)
— Flash Assist (page 66)
— Digital Zoom (page 62)
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IMPORTANT!
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
• Under certain conditions, a high shutter speed in
combination with a high ISO sensitivity setting can
cause digital noise, which makes an image appear
rough. For clean, good-quality images, use the
lowest possible ISO sensitivity setting possible.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
You can change the ISO sensitivity setting for better
images in places where lighting is dim or when you are
using faster shutter speeds.
• ISO sensitivity is expressed in terms of values that
originally indicated the sensitivity to light for photographic
film. A larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is
better for recording when available lighting is dim.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then
• You can use key customization (page 106) to
configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity setting
changes whenever you press [] and [] while in the
REC mode.
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Conforms to ISO 64
ISO 64
Conforms to ISO 125
ISO 125
Conforms to ISO 250
ISO 250
Conforms to ISO 500
ISO 500
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
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 the REC 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. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
Multi (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.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Using the Filter Function
• 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
79) 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.
The camera’s filter function lets you alter the tint of an
image when you record it.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Filter”, and then
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
IMPORTANT!
• Using the camera’s filter feature produces the same
effect as attaching a color filter to the lens.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Specifying Color Saturation
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of
image outlines.
Use the following procedure to control the intensity of the
image you are recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Sharpness”, and
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Saturation”, and
then press [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
To get this:
Select this setting:
High sharpness
+2
High color saturation (intensity)
+2
+1
Normal sharpness
+1
0
Normal color saturation (intensity)
–1
Low sharpness
0
–1
–2
Low color saturation (intensity)
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–2
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Contrast
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Use this procedure to adjust the relative difference
between the light areas and dark areas of the image you
are recording.
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Contrast”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
High contrast
+2
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
+1
Normal contrast
press [].
0
–1
Low contrast
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
–2
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Turning Image Review On and Off
Using Icon Help
Image review displays the images you record on the
monitor screen as soon as you record them. Use the
following procedure to turn image review on and off.
Icon Help displays guidance text about an icon when you
select it on the monitor screen while in the REC mode
(page 29).
• Icon Help text is displayed for the following functions:
current REC mode, flash mode, focus mode, white
balance, self-timer, metering mode.
Note, however, that current REC mode, white balance
and self-timer icon help text appears only when “REC
Mode”, “White Balance” or “Self-timer” is assigned to the
[] and [] keys with the key customization feature (page
106).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Display images on the monitor
screen for about one second
immediately after they are recorded
On
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Icon Help”, and
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Display guidance text when you
switch a function
On
Turn off Icon Help
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Assigning Functions to the [] and []
Keys
• Selecting one of the following settings causes the
icon and its Icon Help text to appear momentarily on
the monitor screen. The icon and text disappear after
a short while.
— Flash mode
(Auto) icon (page 63)
— Focus mode
(Auto Focus) icon (page 72)
— White balance AWB (Auto) icon (page 80)
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the []
and [] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the
[] and [] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
When you want to assign this function to
[] and [] keys:
Select this:
Recording mode
• [] and [] cycle through recording
modes: Snapshot, BESTSHOT, Movie
(page 53).
REC Mode
EV shift
• [] decreases compensation, []
increases compensation (page 79).
EV Shift
White balance setting
• [] and [] cycle through white
balance settings (page 80).
White Balance
ISO sensitivity
• [] and [] cycle through ISO
sensitivity settings (page 100).
ISO
Self-timer mode
• [] and [] cycle through self-timer
modes (page 68).
Self-timer
No function assigned
Off
Specifying Power On Default Settings
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the REC mode,
flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, metering mode, self-timer, flash
intensity, digital zoom mode, manual focus position, and
zoom position. Turning on mode memory for a mode tells
the camera to remember the status of that mode when you
turn off the camera, and restore it the next time you turn
the camera back on. When mode memory is turned off, the
camera automatically restores the initial factory default
setting for the applicable mode.
The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Function
On
REC Mode
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Metering
Setting when
camera is
turned off
Flash Intensity
0
Zoom Position*
3. Use [] and [] to select the item you want to
change, and then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Spot
Off
MF Position
2. Use [] and [] to select the “Memory” tab.
want, and then press [SET].
Multi
Self-timer
Digital Zoom
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Off
Snapshot
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
(Wide Angle)
* Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Resetting the Camera
• If you change the BESTSHOT mode sample scene
selection or if you turn off the camera while it is in the
BESTSHOT mode, the camera’s setup (except for
“REC mode” and “Zoom Position”) will be configured
according to the BESTSHOT sample scene settings
when you turn it back on again. This is true,
regardless of mode memory on/off settings.
• If you turn the camera off while in the Movie mode,
the flash will be turned off when you turn the camera
back on again, regardless of mode memory on/off
setting for the flash.
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 194.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
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PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
NOTE
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
• In order to allow for faster playback image scrolling,
the image that initially appears on the monitor screen
is a preview image, which is of somewhat lower
quality than the actual display image. The actual
display image appears a short while after the preview
image. This does not apply to images copied from
another digital camera.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
1. Press [
] (PLAY) to
turn on the camera.
[
]
• This enters the PLAY
mode and causes an
image or a message to
appear on the monitor
screen.
2. Use [] (forward) or [] (back) to scroll
through files on the monitor screen.
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3. Use [], [], [], and [] to shift the image
Zooming the Display Image
up, down, left, or right.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to four times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
• You cannot zoom a movie image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full four times its normal size.
2. Slide the zoom
controller towards
to enlarge the image.
• This displays an
indicator that shows the
current zoom factor.
• You can toggle display
of the zoom factor on
and off by pressing
[DISP].
Current zoom factor
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4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Resizing an Image
want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to change an image to
one of the three sizes.
1600 × 1200-pixel UXGA size
1280 × 960-pixel SXGA size
640 × 480-pixel VGA size
• VGA is the optimum image size for attachment to e-mail
messages or incorporation into Web pages.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [].
• Note that this operation is
possible only when a
snapshot image is on the
monitor screen.
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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To do this:
Select this:
Resize to 1600 × 1200 pixels (UXGA)
Resize to 1280 × 960 pixels (SXGA)
Resize to 640 × 480 pixels (VGA)
1600 × 1200
1280 × 960
640 × 480
Cancel the resizing operation
Cancel
PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Cropping an Image
• Resizing an image creates a new file that contains
the image in the size you select. The file with the
original image also remains in memory.
• Images smaller than 640 × 480 pixels cannot be
resized.
• An image recorded using the 2816 × 1872 (3:2) pixel
size cannot be resized.
• A Movie mode image cannot be resized.
• Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with
this camera only.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
• When you display a resized image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time that appear when
the image is displayed indicate when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was resized.
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.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [].
• This causes a cropping
boundary to appear.
• Note that this operation is
possible only when a
snapshot image is on the
monitor screen.
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4. Use the zoom controller to make the cropping
IMPORTANT!
boundary larger or smaller.
• Cropping an image creates a new file that contains
the cropped image. The file with the original image
also remains in memory.
• The size of the area you can select with the cropping
boundary is limited for smaller image sizes.
• For a 640 × 480 size image, you cannot change the
size of the cropping boundary at all.
• An image recorded using the 2816 × 1872 (3:2) pixel
size cannot be cropped.
• A Movie mode image cannot be cropped.
• An image recorded using another camera model
cannot be cropped.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be cropped.
• The cropping operation cannot be performed if there
is not enough memory to store the cropped image.
• When you display a cropped image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time that appear when
the image is displayed indicat when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was
cropped.
• The size of the cropping boundary depends on the
size of the image on the display.
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
cropping boundary up, down, left, or right
until the area of the image you want to extract
is within the boundary.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
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• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play back a movie that was
recorded in the Movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Movie icon
press [] and [] to
scroll through images
until the movie you
want to play is
displayed.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the movie
Hold down [] or
[].
Pause and unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Skip forward or back one
frame while paused
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot repeat play a movie. To play a movie
more than once, repeat the steps of the above
procedure.
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of the movie.
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Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
Displaying the 9-image View
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards (
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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
) briefly, and then release it.
3. Pressing any button besides [], [], [], or
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center,
with a selection boundary around it.
[] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
• If there are fewer than nine images in memory, they
are displayed starting from the upper left corner. The
selection boundary is located at the image that was
on the display before you switched to the 9-image
view.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
selection boundary to the image you want.
Pressing [] while the selection boundary is
in the right column or [] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the next full screen of nine
images.
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Selecting a Specific Image in the 9image View
Displaying the Calendar Screen
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
Each day shows the first image recorded on that day,
which makes it easy to find the image you want.
1. Display the 9-image view.
2. Use [], [], [], and
Selection boundary
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
[] to move the
selection boundary
up, down, left, or right
until it is located at
the image you want to
view.
).
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to move the date
selection cursor.
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
139 to specify the date
format.
3. Pressing any button
besides [], [], [],
or [] displays the
selected image.
• The image displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first image
that was recorded on
that date.
• This displays the fullsize version of the
image you selected.
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Year/Month
Date selection cursor
PLAYBACK
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the top line of the calendar
causes the previous month to appear.
Playing a Slideshow
Slideshow automatically plays back images in sequence at
a fixed interval.
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the bottom line of the calendar
causes the next month to appear.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [DISP].
•
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
3. To view the large version of a date’s image,
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
move the date selection cursor to the date,
and then press [SET].
and then press [].
• This displays the first image that was recorded on
the selected date.
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3. Configure the slideshow settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• Pressing [] during a slideshow will scroll to the
previous image, while [] scrolls to the next image.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie once and advances to the next file.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• If there are indicators on the display, you can clear
them by pressing [DISP] (page 32).
• See the pages indicated below for more information.
For information about
configuring this setting:
Go here:
Images
“To specify the slideshow
images” on page 120
Time
“To specify the slideshow
time” on page 121
Interval
“To set the slideshow
interval” on page 121
• To exit the slideshow setting screen and cancel the
slideshow, use [] and [] to select “Cancel” and
then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
5. To stop the slideshow, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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To specify the slideshow images
■ Selecting a Single Image for a Slideshow
1. Use [] and [] to select “Images”, and then
When you select “One image” as the slideshow type, the
slideshow displays only one image, without changing it.
press [].
1. Select “One image”, and then press [].
2. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the images
To do this:
Select this setting:
Include all files in file memory in the
slideshow
All images
Display a single file
One Image
Include all files in the FAVORITE
folder (page 174) in the slideshow
Favorites
until the one you want to use is on the
monitor screen.
3. Press [SET] to
register your
selection and return
to the menu screen.
• Pressing [MENU]
instead of [SET] returns
to the menu screen
without registering the
setting.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
1. Use [] and [] to select “Time”.
1. Use [] and [] to select “Interval”.
2. Use [] and [] to specify the time setting
2. Use [] and [] to specify the interval setting
you want, and then press [SET].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can specify a time in the range of 1 to 60
minutes.
• You can specify “MAX”, or a value in the range of 1
to 30 seconds as the interval.
• When “MAX” is selected for the interval, only the first
frame of movie files is played.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
• This starts the slideshow.
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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5. After you are finished configuring settings,
Rotating the Display Image
press [MENU] to exit the setting screen.
Use the following procedure to rotate the image 90 degrees
and register the rotation information along with the image.
After you do this, the image is always displayed in its
rotated orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To
rotate such an image, first unprotect it.
• You may not be able to rotate a digital image that
was recorded with another type of digital camera.
• You cannot rotate movie images.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
then press [].
• Note that this operation is possible only when a
snapshot image is on the monitor screen.
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
4. Use [] and [] to
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
• This rotates the image
90 degrees to the right.
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IMPORTANT!
Using Image Roulette
• Image Roulette does not play movie files.
• Image Roulette is disabled when there is only one
snapshot image available.
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images
recorded with this camera. Image Roulette may not
operate properly when other types of images are in
memory.
• If you do not start another Image Roulette operation
for about one minute after the final image appears,
the camera will automatically cancel Image Roulete
and enter the normal PLAY mode.
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. When you start an
Image Roulette operation, images scroll randomly on the
screen. At first, images scroll at high speed. Then the
scrolling gradually slows down until a single image is
stopped on the screen. The image that finally appears is
random.
1. While the camera is turned off, hold down []
as you press [
] (PLAY) to turn it on.
• Keep [] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
2. Press [] or [] to restart the Image Roulette
operation.
3. To turn off Image Roulette, press [
] (REC)
to enter the REC mode or press the power
button to turn off the camera.
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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
1. In the PLAY mode,
IMPORTANT!
press [] (
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, unprotect it first (page 127).
• Delete cannot be performed when all files in memory
are protected (page 128).
• You cannot use the procedures in this section to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder. See the
procedures on page 128 for details about deleting
FAVORITE folder contents.
).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Press [SET] to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
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DELETING FILES
IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the
message “This function is not supported for this file.”
appears when you try to delete it.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
• The message “There are no files.” appears on the
screen after all of the files are deleted.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it
easy to keep track of images. You can protect files against
deletion and store the files you want in the camera’s built-in
memory.
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. File names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates folders in its built-in
flash memory or on the memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The folder and file names described here appear when
you view folders and files on a computer. See page 31 for
information about how the camera displays folder and file
names.
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on the image size and quality, card
capacity, etc.
• For details about the folder structure, see “Memory Folder
Structure” on page 174.
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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4. Use [] and [] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 124).
You can protect files individually or you can protect all files
in memory with a single operation.
• A file that is protected is
indicated by the
mark.
To protect a single file
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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To protect all files in memory
Using the FAVORITE Folder
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 174) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 174). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal image private
as you carry them around. FAVORITE folder images are
not deleted when you change memory cards, so you can
always keep them on hand.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “All Files : On”, and
then press [SET].
• To unprotect all files, press [SET] in step 3 so the
setting shows “All Files : Off”.
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
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3. Use [] and [] to
NOTE
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 × 240-pixel QVGA-size image in the
FAVORITE folder.
• A file copied into the FAVORITE folder is
automatically assigned a file name that is a serial
number. Though the serial number starts from 0001
and can go as high as 9999, the actual upper end of
the range depends on built-in memory capacity.
Remember that the maximum number of images that
can be stored in built-in memory depends on the size
of each image and other factors.
• This displays the names
of the files in built-in
memory or on the loaded
memory card.
4. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [] and [] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
• Note that an image that has been copied to the
FAVORITE folder and then resized cannot be
returned to its original size.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
6. After copying all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
NOTE
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [].
• Note that a FAVORITE folder is created in the
camera’s built-in memory only. No FAVORITE folder
is created on a memory card when you use one. If
you want to view the contents of the FAVORITE
folder on your computer screen, you need to remove
the memory card from the camera (if you are using
one) before connecting the USB cable and starting
data communication (pages 162, 168).
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [] (forward) and
File Name
[] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
FAVORITE folder icon
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
).
5. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
then press [SET].
6. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• You cannot use the standard delete operations on
page 124 to delete images from the FAVORITE
folder. Performing the memory format operation
(page 145), however, does delete FAVORITE folder
files.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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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
126).
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Beep”, and
[MENU].
then press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [].
then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
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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
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in startup image
— A snapshot you recorded with the camera
— A movie you recorded with the camera, whose file
size is smaller than the amount of unused built-in
memory available
• The snapshot image or movie that you select as the
startup image is stored in the camera’s built-in
memory. Only one image can be stored in startup
image memory at one time. Selecting a new startup
image overwrites anything that is already stored in
startup image memory. Because of this, if you want
to return to a previous startup image, you need to
have a separate copy of that image in the camera’s
standard image memory. Note that you cannot delete
an image from startup image memory. You can only
replace it with another image.
• The startup image is deleted if you format built-in
memory (page 145).
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 press the
] (REC) to turn on the camera. The
power button or [
startup screen image does not appear if you press [
]
(PLAY) to turn on the camera.
1. In the REC 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
to use as the startup image.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Change the name of the file to one of the
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
following.
With the power down image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific image stored in camera image
memory appears whenever you turn off power. You can
specify a snapshot or a movie as the power down image.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
Movie Image: ENDING.AVI
• You do not need to input the file name extension
(JPG or AVI) if your computer is configured to hide
file name extensions.
■ To configure power down image settings
File Name: ENDING
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
• Your camera is now configured to display a power
down image. The power down image will appear any
time you press the power button to turn off the
camera. The power down image appears regardless
of whether or not your camera has a memory card
loaded in it.
your computer (page 162).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root) folder
of the camera’s built-in Flash memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ To disable the power down image feature
IMPORTANT!
• Only a snapshot (JPEG) or movie (AVI) file can be
used as the power down image.
• Note that the power down image feature works only
with images recorded with this camera. The power
down image feature may not operate properly when
another type of image is specified as the power down
image.
• Formatting the camera’s flash memory deletes the
power down image (page 145).
• When both a still image and a movie are present for
the power down image, only the movie is used.
• Note that a power down image display operation
cannot be interrupted once it starts. Because of this,
you should select a relatively short movie when using
a movie file as the power down image.
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 162).
2. Change the name of the current power down
image from ENDING.JPG or ENDING.AVI to
something else, or delete the current power
down image from flash memory.
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OTHER SETTINGS
5. Press [DISP].
Using the Alarm
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify.
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm 1”,
“Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
To set an alarm
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm (1, 2, or 3)
whose setting you want to configure, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound only once (Once) or at the same time
everyday (Daily). You can also turn the alarm on or
off.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Stopping the Alarm
Setting the Clock
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm will sound for about one minute (or until you
stop it), and then the camera will turn on. To stop the alarm
after it starts to sound, press any button.
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings. If you want
to change the time and date setting only without changing
the Home Time Zone, perform the procedure under “To set
the current time and date” (page 139) only.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
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OTHER SETTINGS
6. Use [] and [] to select the city you want,
To select your Home Time zone
and then press [SET].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
[MENU].
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Home”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
press [].
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
[MENU].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
[MENU].
then press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [].
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
then press [SET].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Example: December 24, 2004
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
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:
04/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/04
DD/MM/YY
12/24/04
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 the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
To display the World Time screen
• This displays the current World Time zone.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
[MENU].
press [].
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 “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in the zone currently
selected on the World Time screen
World
[] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
4. Press [SET] 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].
Summer time is used in some geographical areas to
advance the current time setting by one hour during the
summer months.
• Use of summer time depends on the local customs and
laws.
• This displays the current
time in the city you
select.
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [] and [] to select “DST”, and then
press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
Changing the Display Language
(DST) setting you want.
To do this:
Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
languages as the display language.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
6. After the setting is the way you want, press
and then press [].
[SET].
• This displays the current time in accordance with
your setting.
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to change the
setting, and then press [SET].
7. Press [SET] again to exit the setting screen.
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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OTHER SETTINGS
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external storage
device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images
from the camera to a computer (using the bundled
Photo Loader application).
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
Changing the USB Port Protocol
You can use the procedure below to change the
communication protocol of the camera’s USB port when
connecting to a computer, printer, or other external device.
Select the protocol that suits the device to which you are
connecting.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer (page
156)
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
(page 156)
PTP (PictBridge)*
* “PTP” stands for “Picture Transfer Protocol”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [
Power On/Off Functions
IMPORTANT!
] (PLAY)
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in the REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode turns off the camera.
• Pressing [
] (REC) in the PLAY mode switches to
the REC mode, and pressing [
] (PLAY) in the
REC mode switches to the PLAY mode.
You can use the following procedures to configure [
]
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) so power turns on or off whenever
they are pressed.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
NOTE
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To configure this operation:
Select this setting:
] (REC) or
Power turns on when [
[
] (PLAY) is pressed (but does not
turn off)
Power On
]
Power turns on or off when [
(REC) is pressed in the REC mode
or [
] (PLAY) is pressed in the
PLAY mode
Power On/Off
Power does not turn on or off when
[
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) is
pressed
Disable
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
Formatting Built-in Memory
press [SET].
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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 built-in memory deletes all files, including
files in the FAVORITE folder (page 128), protected
files (page 127), BESTSHOT user setups (page 87),
the startup image (page 133), and the power down
image (page 134).
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 148).
2. In the REC 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
USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always maintain backup copies of
important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, MO
disc, computer hard disk, etc.).
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera
automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its back is facing in
the same direction as the
camera’s monitor screen,
carefully slide it into the
card slot. Slide the card all
the way in until you hear it
click securely into place.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. While pressing the battery
compartment cover on the
bottom of the camera, slide
the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and
then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery
compartment cover closed,
and then slide it in the
direction indicated by the
arrow.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
To remove a memory card from the
camera
To format a memory card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Press the memory card into
IMPORTANT!
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data
processing by the camera. In the case of an SD card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
127).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the batteries, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause the
file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Memory Card Precautions
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the REC
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• As you record data to and delete data from an SD
memory card a number of times, it loses its ability to
retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of an
SD memory card is recommended.
• Before starting a format operation, check to make sure
that the batteries are fully charged. Power interruption
during the format operation can result in improper
formatting, and even damage the memory card and make
it unusable.
mode or PLAY mode, and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Copying Files
Card”,
and then press [SET].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy....Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot and movie files recorded with this
camera can be copied. Other files cannot be copied.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode, and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
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NOTE
To copy a specific file from a memory
card to built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy....Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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PRINTING IMAGES
PRINTING IMAGES
■ Printing with a Computer
A digital camera provides you with a variety of different
ways to print the images it records. The three main printing
methods are described below. Use the method that best
suits your needs.
Windows Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader and
Photohands applications (page 186), which can be installed
on a Windows computer for image transfer, management,
and printing. For more information, see “Viewing Images on
a Computer” (page 162) and “Installing the Software from
the CD-ROM” (page 185).
■ Professional Print Service
The camera’s DPOF feature lets you specify which images
you want to print and how many copies of each you want.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 153).
IMPORTANT!
• Refer to the pages referenced above for information
about how to connect the camera to a computer.
Image management procedures are provided in the
following pages of this section.
■ Printing Directly on a Printer Equipped with
a Card Slot, or a Printer that Supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
After using the camera’s DPOF feature to specify the
images you want to print and how many copies of each
should be printed, you can plug the memory card into a
printer equipped with a card slot, or connect the camera to
a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT printer for printing.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 153) and “Using
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT” (page 156).
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Macintosh Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader for the
Macintosh, which can be installed for image transfer and
management, but not for printing. Use commercially
available software for printing with a Macintosh. For more
information, see “Viewing Images on a Computer” (page
162) and “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” (page
185).
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format”, which is a format for
recording on a memory card or other medium
which digital camera images should be
printed and how many copies of the image
should be printed. Then you can print on a
DPOF-compatible printer or at a professional
print service in accordance with the file name
and number of copies settings recorded on
the card.
With this camera, you can select images by viewing them
on the monitor screen without needing to remember file
names, their locations in memory, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• Refer to the pages referenced above for information
about how to connect the camera to your Macintosh.
Image management procedures are provided in the
following pages of this section.
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [] and [] to specify the number of
To configure print settings for a single
image
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
select “DPOF”, and
then press [].
[DISP] so
•
12
1
12
1
is displayed.
indicates that date stamping is turned on.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Select images”,
and then press [].
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to apply them.
4. Use [] and [] to
display the image you
want.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[DISP] so
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is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
•
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
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indicates that date stamping is turned on.
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then press [].
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
3. Use [] and [] to select “All images”, and
press [SET] to apply them.
then press [].
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [] and [] to
• If you take a memory card to a professional print
service, be sure to tell them that it includes DPOF
settings for the images to be printed and the number
of copies. If you don’t, they may print all images on
the card, including the ones you do not want printed.
• Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service
before ordering prints.
• Some printers may have settings that disable date
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for
details about how to enable these features.
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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To print a single image
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
You can connect the camera
directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT,
and perform image selection and
printing using the camera monitor
screen and controls. DPOF support
(page 153) also lets you specify
which images you want to print and
how many copies of each should be
printed.
• PictBridge is a standard
established by the Camera and
Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• USB DIRECT-PRINT is a
standard proposed by Seiko
Epson Corporation.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
PTP (PictBridge)
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external storage
device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images
from the camera to a computer (using the bundled
Photo Loader application).
IMPORTANT!
• Use of the optional AC adaptor (AD-C30) is
recommended when printing with PictBridge or USB
DIRECT-PRINT.
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
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4. Connect the optionally available AC adaptor
6. Turn on the printer.
to the camera.
7. Load paper for printing the images into the
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the batteries are fully charged.
printer.
• Note that the camera does not draw any power over
the USB cable.
8. Press the camera’s
power button.
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
USB
USB
9. Use [] and [] to select “Paper Size”, and
then press [].
AC adaptor
5. Use the USB cable that comes with the
camera to connect the camera to a printer.
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10. Use [] and [] to select the paper size you
12. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [] and
want to use for printing, and then press [SET].
[] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• The following are the print sizes that are available.
3.5˝ × 5˝
5˝ × 7˝
A4
4˝ × 6˝
By Printer
• This starts printing and displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using the paper size
selected on the printer.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
• Available paper size settings depend on the
connected printer. For full details, see the
instructions that come with your printer.
• To print again, repeat this step.
13. The camera will turn off automatically when
printing is complete. After this happens,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera.
11. On the print menu, use
[] and [] to select “1
Image”, and then press
[SET].
• You can use [] and []
to select the image you
want to print.
• You can toggle date stamping of the image on and
off by pressing [DISP]. The
icon indicates that
date stamping is turned on.
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5. To print again, repeat the above from step 3.
To print a group of images
• A message appears on the monitor screen, followed
by the DPOF setting screen (page 154), if there are
no DPOF settings currently configured on the
camera to control the printing operation. If this
happens, configure the required DPOF settings and
then try printing again.
1. Use the DPOF procedure on page 153 to
specify the images in file memory that you
want to print.
2. Perform steps 1 through 10 of the procedure
under “To print a single image” on page 156.
6. The camera will turn off automatically when
printing is complete. After this happens,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera.
3. On the print menu, use [] and [] to select
“DPOF”, and then press [SET].
4. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [] and
[] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• This starts printing and displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
• This automatically starts printing of the images you
specified with the DPOF procedure.
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Printing Precautions
PRINT Image Matching III
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for
information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact your printer manufacturer for information about
models that support PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT,
upgrades, etc.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
operation while printing is in progress. Doing so causes a
printer error.
Images include PRINT Image Matching
III data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
• Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III.
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Exif Print
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.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cable to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 168).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98, Me, or 2000, install
the USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, you do not need to
install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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1. What you should do first depends on whether
IMPORTANT!
your computer is running under Windows 98,
Me, 2000, or XP.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use of
the special AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you
connect the USB cable.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer. If you do, the computer will
not be able to recognize the camera.
• USB driver installation is required in the case of
Windows 98, Me, and 2000. Do not connect the
camera to a computer running one of the above
operating systems without installing the USB driver
first.
• USB driver installation is not required in the case of
Windows XP.
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
“English”.
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4. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
6. Connect the optional AC adaptor to the [DC IN
3V] connector of the camera, and then plug it
in to a household power outlet.
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the batteries are fully charged.
5. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
Terminal cover
• Note that you should leave the bundled CD-ROM in
your computer’s CD-ROM drive when you restart.
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
AC power cord
Plug
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7. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
10. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera and your computer’s USB port.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the
REC mode or PLAY mode.
8. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector (Mini-B)
9. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
[USB]
Connector (A)
USB
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs
are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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11. Turn on the camera.
12. On your computer, double-click “My
Computer”.
• This will cause the “New Hardware...” dialog box to
appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “New Hardware...” dialog
box will no longer appear when you perform the
above steps to establish a USB connection.
• If you are running Windows XP, click [Start] and then
[My Computer].
13. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
• The camera’s green operation lamp lights (page 196).
14. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
Green operation lamp
15. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
16. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 174.
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
17. Depending on your operating system, perform
one of the following procedures to save the
files, if you want.
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■ Windows 98, 2000, Me
IMPORTANT!
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Double click [My Documents] to open it.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
■ Windows XP
18. Depending on the version of Windows you are
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
■ Windows Me/98/XP Users
3. Click [Start] and then [My Documents].
• Press the camera’s power button. After making sure
that the camera’s green operation lamp is not lit,
disconnect the camera from the computer.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
■ Windows 2000 Users
• 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.
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USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
operation while data communication is in progress. Doing
so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation on a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2, or 10.3), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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1. Connect the optional AC adaptor to the [DC IN
IMPORTANT!
3V] connector of the camera, and then plug it
in to a household power outlet.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use the
optional AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication with a computer.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you
connect the USB cable.
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the batteries are fully charged.
Terminal cover
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
AC power cord
Plug
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2. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
5. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera and your computer’s USB port.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the
REC mode or PLAY mode.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector (Mini-B)
4. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
[USB]
Connector (A)
USB
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs
are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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6. Turn on the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in the camera’s file memory.
Doing so can cause problems with the image
management data used by the camera, which may
make it impossible to display images on the camera
or it may cause large error in the number of images
value displayed by the camera. Always copy images
to your computer before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
• Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file memory as
a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
• After installing the USB driver, your Macintosh will
see the camera’s file memory as a drive whenever
you establish a USB connection between them.
7. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
10. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash. Next, disconnect the USB cable from
the camera, and then turn off the camera.
8. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 174.
9. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
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USB Connection Precautions
Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
operation while data communication is in progress. Doing
so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 177.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 177.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 185 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 185 for information about installing Photohands.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adaptor (for an SD
memory card or MMC).
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
adaptor and your computer for details about how to use
them.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adaptor (for an SD memory card or MMC)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card aadaptor for details about how to
use them.
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Memory Folder Structure
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
■ Folder Structure
DCIM
(DCIM Folder)
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
...
DCF Protocol
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
...
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines a format for
image file data and the folder structure for file memory, so
images can be viewed using another manufacturer’s DCF
camera or printed on a DCF printer.
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
FAVORITE*
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
...
MISC
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
SCENE*
(DPOF file)
(BESTSHOT folder)
UQR61001.JPE
UQR61002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
...
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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■ Folder and File Contents
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• Image files recorded with this camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
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.
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels)
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• BESTSHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BESTSHOT user setup files
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BESTSHOT user setups
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Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
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The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie
on a computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to
install DirectX from the bundled CD-ROM.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Using the Album Feature
Creating an album
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that creating an “ALBUM” folder (page
174) causes different size versions of each image to
be created in memory. If there is an “ALBUM” folder
in image memory when you specify printing of all
images by a professional print service or on a printer,
you may end up with unwanted multiple prints of the
same image. To avoid this problem, use the
procedure under “To delete an album” on page 185
to delete the ALBUM folder.
Album
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
Index
Info
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2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
IMPORTANT!
select “Create Album”,
and then press [].
• Never open the battery compartment cover or
remove the memory card from the camera while an
album is being created. Doing so not only runs the
risk of certain album files being skipped, it can also
result in image data and other data in memory being
corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
batteries go dead while album creation is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] in step 3 of the above procedure
creates an album regardless of whether auto album
creation is turned on or off (page 181).
• Images in the “ALBUM” folder (page 174) cannot be
viewed on the camera’s monitor screen.
Sample layout
3. 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.
• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
• 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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Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
and then press [].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
3. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
and then press [].
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or the
current Image Type setting.
5. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Background Color
■ Image Use
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
■ 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.
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For this purpose:
Select this
setting:
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
View
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
WEB
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
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■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
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.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off,
but the operation lamp continues to flash for a few
seconds to indicate that the album creation process
is being performed. Never open the battery
compartment cover or remove the memory card
while the green operation lamp is flashing.
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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 179, 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
162, 173).
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 180), 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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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
AF area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
Index
Info
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Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Auto Focus area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
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NOTE
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.
• Album contents (titles, comments, etc.) cannot be
edited on the camera. Use a commercially available
HTML file editor to edit album contents.
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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To delete an album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications
for using it in combination with a computer. Install the
applications you need on your computer.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
and then press [].
About the bundled CD-ROM
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera
contains the applications described below. Installation of
these applications is optional, and you should install only
the ones you want to use.
press [SET].
• This deletes the album and returns to the PLAY
mode screen.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With Windows XP, you will be able to
perform USB communication simply by connecting the
camera to your computer with the USB cable.
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DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application automatically transfers image files from the
camera to your computer. Photo Loader automatically
stores transferred files in folders named using the current
date (year, month, day) and generates HTML files that
make it possible to view images using a web browser.
Photo Loader (Windows version only) also includes a
feature that simplifies the task of attaching images to
e-mail.
Adobe Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
• See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photo Loader.
• 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 190 (Windows) and page 192 (Macintosh)
of this manual for more information.
Photohands (for Windows)
Photohands includes retouching tools for adjusting image
color, contrast, and brightness, for resizing images, and for
changing image orientation. You can also use Photohands
for printing images and for adding a date stamp to printed
images.
• See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photohands.
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Macintosh
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Photo Loader
Windows
USB Driver*
OS
1
XP*2/2000/Me/
98
Photo Loader
Photohands
XP/2000/Me/98
XP/2000/Me/98
Memory
–
At least 16MB
At least 64MB
HD
–
At least 7MB
At least 10MB
OS
9
Memory
At least 32MB
HD
At least 3MB
• USB connection is supported on a Macintosh running OS 9, 10.1,
10.2, or 10.3. Operation is supported using the standard USB
driver that comes with the operating system, so all you need to do
is connect the camera to your Macintosh using the USB cable.
*1 In the case of Windows 2000, you need to install a data file that
enables use of the operating system’s standard USB driver. You
do not need to install a special USB driver. Proper operation is
not guaranteed on a computer that has been upgraded from
Windows 95 or 3.1 to Windows Me or 98, or from Windows 95 or
NT to Windows 2000.
2
* With Windows XP, use the USB driver that comes with the
operating system. You do not need to install the USB driver that
comes with the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
• For details about Windows minimum system
requirements, see the “Readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• For details about Macintosh minimum system
requirements, use a Web browser application to read
the contents of the “readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• The software on the CD-ROM (CASIO Digital
Camera Software) that comes bundled with the
camera does not support operation under Mac OS X
(10.0).
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have,
uninstall the old version and then install the newer
version.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
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Getting Started
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me”
File
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
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.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
1. Click the “Read me” button for the application
you are going to install.
IMPORTANT!
Selecting a Language
• 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.
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
you want to install.
manual you want to read.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
IMPORTANT!
computer screen.
• You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your
computer to read user documentation files. If you do
not already have Adobe Reader installed, you can
install it from the bundled CD-ROM.
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.
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User Registration
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do
so, of course, you need to be able to connect to the
Internet with your computer.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
1. Click the “Register” button.
Installing Software
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
Use the following procedures to install the software.
■ To install Photo Loader
Exiting the Menu Application
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
menu.
open the file named “Important”.
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
open the file named “readme”.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
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IMPORTANT!
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
• 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.
To perform the following procedures, you must have Adobe
Reader installed on your Macintosh. You can download the
latest version of Adobe Reader by visiting the Adobe
Systems website.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is
for English, camera_g.pdf is for German, etc.).
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■ To view 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”.
■ To register as a camera user
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
■ REC mode
● REC tab menu
Movie
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Contrast
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Flash Assist
Grid
Auto / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
Review
On / Off
On / Off
Icon Help
L/R Key
On / Off
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
REC Mode
Continuous
Snapshot /
On / Off
Self-timer
Size
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
2816 × 2112 / 2816 × 1872 (3:2) /
2048 × 1536 / 1600 × 1200 / 1280 × 960 /
640 × 480
REC Mode
On / Off
Quality
EV Shift
Fine / Normal / Economy
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
Flash
Focus
On / Off
On / Off
White Balance
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
Auto /
(Daylight) /
(Cloudy) /
White Balance
ISO
On / Off
On / Off
AF Area
Metering
On / Off
On / Off
2
BESTSHOT /
Sharpness
Saturation
Self-timer / Off
● Memory tab menu
1 (Fluorescent 1) /
(Shade) /
(Fluorescent 2) /
(Tungsten) /
ISO
Manual
Auto / ISO 64 / ISO 125 / ISO 250 / ISO 500
Self-timer
Flash Intensity
On / Off
On / Off
AF Area
Metering
Spot / Multi
Multi / Center weighted / Spot
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Filter
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
Zoom Position
On / Off
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■ PLAY mode
● Set Up tab menu
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
File No.
World Time
Continue / Reset
Home / World
● 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 / Português /
/
Sleep
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
REC / PLAY
2 min / 5 min
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
USB
Format
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) / PTP
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval / Cancel
Favorites
DPOF
Show / Save / Cancel
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
Rotation
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotate / Cancel
1600 × 1200 / 1280 × 960 / 640 × 480 /
Cancel
Resize
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Trimming
Create Album
Alarm
–
Create / Delete / Layout / Set Up / Cancel
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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● Set Up tab menu
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
File No.
World Time
Continue / Reset
Home / World
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.
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 / Português /
/
Sleep
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
REC / PLAY
2 min / 5 min
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
PTP (PictBridge)
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
Operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
Green
Red
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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REC mode
Operation Lamp
Self-timer
Operation Lamp
Lamp
Green
Red
Green
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
Flash is charging.
Pattern 3
Lit
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Cannot Auto Focus.
Monitor screen is off.
Pattern 2
Storing image
Storing movie data / processing
Pattern 1
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted. / BESTSHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
Lit
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Lit
Powering down
USB connection
• 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.
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
(3 to 0 seconds)
Cannot charge flash.
Red
Pattern 3
IMPORTANT!
image data
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
Self-timer
Lamp
create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Self-timer
Lamp
The charger unit has a
[CHARGE] lamp that lights or
flashes in accordance with the
charger unit operation that is
being performed.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
One of the following operations is
[CHARGE] lamp
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Charger Unit
[CHARGE] lamp
Lit
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
Unlit
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
Pattern A
Pattern B
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
Meaning
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby state (Ambient temperature
is too high or too low.)
Charger unit or battery abnormality
* There are two lamp flash patterns. Pattern A flashes once every
1.6 seconds, Pattern B flashes once every 0.4 second.
USB connection
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Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Image Recording
Power Supply
Power does not turn on.
Possible Cause
1) The batteries are not oriented correctly.
2) The batteries are dead.
3) You are using the wrong type of AC adaptor.
Action
1) Orient the batteries correctly (page 39).
2) Charge the batteries (page 34). If the batteries
go dead soon after being charged, it means
they have reached the end of their life and need
to be replaced. Purchase separately available
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
(HR-3U), or replace the batteries with other
ones.
3) Use only the type of AC adaptor (AD-C30)
specified for this camera.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 46).
2) The batteries are dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge or replace the batteries.
Image is not recorded
when the shutter button is
pressed.
1) The camera is in the PLAY mode.
1) Press [
] (REC) to enter the currently
selected recording mode.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
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 73).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 76).
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.
The flash does not fire.
1)
(flash off) is selected as the flash mode.
2) The batteries are dead.
3) The camera is in the Movie mode.
4) A scene that selects
(flash off) as the flash
mode is selected in the BESTSHOT Mode.
1)
2)
3)
4)
Camera powers down
during self-timer countdown.
The batteries are dead.
Charge or replace the camera’s batteries.
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Action
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
Select a different flash mode (page 63).
Charge or replace the camera’s batteries (page 34).
Select a different REC mode.
Select a different flash mode (page 63) or
BESTSHOT scene (page 84).
APPENDIX
Symptom
Image Recording
Playback
Other
Possible Cause
Action
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 76).
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
or replace the camera’s batteries.
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.
Images are not displayed.
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
Use a different card. 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 batteries from the camera, reinsert
them, and then try again.
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode (
) for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Symptom
Monitor screen is off.
Possible Cause
1) USB communication is in progress.
Other
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in the REC
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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Action
1) After confirming that the computer is not
accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB
cable.
2) Press [DISP] to turn on the monitor screen.
1) Check all connections.
2) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
162).
3) Turn on the camera.
APPENDIX
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running
Windows 98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software), or if you have
another type of driver installed. This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the digital camera when it is
connected. If this happens, you will need to re-install the camera’s USB driver. For information about how to re-install the USB
driver, see the USB driver’s “Read me” file on “CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera.
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Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
Check connections!
You are trying to print on the printer over an
incompatible USB connection.
Battery is low.
The batteries are dead.
The batteries are dead, so the recorded image
could not be saved.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction cannot be performed for some
reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 93).
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
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 124).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the
lens retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action
to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power
again.
Load paper!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is out of paper.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 124).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
Printing Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Printer internal error
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find an image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 120).
Cannot register any
more files
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to save a BESTSHOT user
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups (page 88).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files (page 128).
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 148).
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.
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Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card loaded in the camera while there is
no memory card in the camera (page 150).
Replenish ink!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is running low on ink or is out of ink.
This function is not
supported for this
file.
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.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
There is no image to You are trying to save an invalid image as a
register.
BESTSHOT user setup, or as an original startup
image.
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 153).
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not
formatted. Format the memory card (page 148).
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
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The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
APPENDIX
Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes
Specifications
• Snapshots
File Size
(pixels)
2816 × 2112
Product ............................... Digital Camera
Model .................................. QV-R61
2816 × 1872
(3:2)
■ Camera Functions
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)
2048 × 1536
Recording Media ............... 9.7 MB built-in flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultiMediaCard
1280 × 960
(SXGA)
Image Size
Snapshots ....................... 2816
2816
2048
1600
1280
640
Movies ............................. 320
× 2112
× 1872
× 1536
× 1200
× 960
× 480
× 240
1600 × 1200
(UXGA)
640 × 480
(VGA)
pixels
(3:2)pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 9.7MB
2.9MB
3 shots
2.3MB
4 shots
1.6MB
5 shots
2.7MB
3 shots
2.1MB
4 shots
1.4MB
6 shots
1.6MB
5 shots
1.2MB
7 shots
630 KB
14 shots
1.05MB
8 shots
710 KB
12 shots
370 KB
24 shots
680 KB
13 shots
460 KB
20 shots
250 KB
35 shots
190 KB
46 shots
140 KB
61 shots
90 KB
98 shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
20 shots
25 shots
36 shots
22 shots
28 shots
41 shots
34 shots
45 shots
88 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
221 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
• Movies (320 × 240 pixels)
Data Size
300KB/second max.
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity
depends on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of
a different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate
value.
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Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Effective Pixels .................. 6.00 million
Imaging Element ................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 6.37 million)
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
(Changes in accordance with recording
mode and ISO sensitivity setting.)
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BESTSHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
Lens/Focal Distance ......... Seven lenses in six groups, including
an aspherical lens
F2.8 (W) to 4.9 (T); f= 8 (W) to 24mm
(T) (equivalent to approximately 39 (W)
to 117 (T) for 35mm film)
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4 X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Aperture .............................. Wide angle: F2.8/4.8, auto switching
Telephoto: F4.9/8.4, auto switching
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus (AF Mode
(AF Area: Spot or Multi), Macro Mode),
Infinity Mode; focus lock; manual focus
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (6 modes), manual
switching
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 60 cm to ∞ (infinity) (2´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. Approximately 10cm to 70cm (3.9˝ to
27.6˝) at wide angle
Approximately 60cm to 70cm (23.6˝ to
27.6˝) at telephoto
Manual ............................. Wide angle: 10 cm to ∞ (infinity)
(3.9˝ to ∞)
Telephoto: 60 cm to ∞ (infinity)
(23.6˝ to ∞)
Sensitivity ........................... Auto, ISO64, ISO125, ISO250, ISO500
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 2.6 meters (2.0´ to 8.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 2.1 meters (2.0´ to 6.9´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
Recording Functions ........ Snapshot; BESTSHOT; Movie; highspeed continuous shutter mode
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■ Power Requirements
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 × 240)
Power Requirements ........ Two AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries (HR-3U <Rated
Capacitance 2100mAh> and HR-3U
<Rated Capacitance 2300mAh>)
Two AA-size lithium batteries
Two AA-size alkaline batteries
AC adaptor (AD-C30)
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
World Time ......................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Approximate Battery Life
Input/Output Terminals .... AC adaptor terminal (DC IN 3V)
USB port (Mini-B)
The values below indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
Operation
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
Alkaline batteries
Number of Shots (CIPA
Standard)*1 (Operating
Time)
280 shots
(140minutes)
50 shots
(25 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Continuous Recording*2
(Operating Time)
900 shots
(150 minutes)
245 shots
(40 minutes)
Continuous Snapshot
Playback*3
260 minutes
150 minutes
• The above figures are approximations only.
• The above guidelines are based on the following battery types:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride:
HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh) SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Alkaline: LR6 Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
• Battery life varies with brand.
• Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
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■ Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride Batteries (HR-3U)
(bundled)
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
Rated Voltage .................... 1.2 V
Rated Capacitance ............ 2100 mAh
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 10 seconds, alternating full wide angle and full
telephoto zoom
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions ........................ 14.35 (diameter) × 50.4 (H) mm
(0.56˝ (diameter) × 1.98˝ (H))
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
Weight ................................. Approximately 29.0 g (1.0 oz)
* Each battery
Power Consumption ......... DC 3V Approximately 3.7 W
■ Special battery charger unit (BC-5H)
Dimensions ........................ 88.3 (W) × 60.4 (H) × 33.4 (D) mm
(3.5˝ (W) × 2.4˝ (H) × 1.3˝ (D))
(excluding projections)
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 0.08A, 50/60Hz
Weight ................................. Approximately 168 g (5.9 oz)
(excluding batteries and accessories)
Charging Temperature ..... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Output ................................. DC 1.2V, 550mA
Chargeable Battery type ... Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries (HR-3U)
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries (HR-3U <Rated Capacitance
2100 mAh>); Charger unit (BC-5H);
AC power cord; USB cable; Strap; CDROM; Basic Reference
Full Charge Times ............. Approximately 4 hours
Dimensions ........................ 71 (W) × 75 (H) × 28 (D) mm
(2.8˝ (W) × 30˝ (H) × 1.1˝ (D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 75 g (2.6 oz)
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Power Supply
• Use only the special HR-3U rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries to
power this camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have separate batteries for the clock. The date and
time settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off
(from both the batteries and AC adaptor). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 50).
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the
total pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Lens
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such
as a slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the
characteristics of lens, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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