User`s manual | DXG Technology DXG-595V Camcorder User Manual

DXG-595V HD
User’s Manual
DXG USA
Table of Contents
About this manual.............................................................v
Copyright...........................................................................v
Precautions ......................................................................vi
Before You Start .............................................................viii
1
Introducing the camcorder........................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
System requirements...............................................1
Features..................................................................1
Unpacking the camcorder......................................2
About the camcorder ..............................................3
1.4.1
Front view...................................................3
1.4.2
Top view .....................................................3
1.4.3
Bottom view ...............................................4
1.4.4
Right view...................................................4
1.4.5
Left view .....................................................5
1.4.6
Back view....................................................5
1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display.......................6
1.4.8
About the LEDs........................................11
Getting started.......................................... 12
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Inserting an SD card ............................................12
Inserting the batteries...........................................14
Charging the battery ............................................16
Turning on/ off the camcorder.............................16
2.5
Changing modes...................................................16
2.6
Before you start ....................................................17
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2.6.1
2.6.2
2.6.3
Setting the date and time ........................17
Setting the language ................................18
Setting the beep........................................19
2.7
Shoot/Playback video ...........................................20
2.7.1
Shooting a video clip ...............................20
2.7.2
Playing the video clip..............................22
2.8
Taking/viewing pictures........................................23
2.8.1
Taking a still picture................................23
2.8.2
Viewing images........................................24
2.9 Connecting to a computer ....................................25
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV ...............................25
2.11 Connecting to a HDTV ........................................26
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Using the camcorder ................................ 27
3.1
Camcorder and voice recorder mode ...................27
3.1.1
Camcorder and voice recorder mode....27
3.1.2
Using the macro function .......................29
3.1.3
Using the zoom function.........................29
3.1.4
Using the LED flash light........................29
3.1.5
Using the Flash module, auto and force30
3.1.6
Using the Stabilizer function..................30
3.1.7
Quick access controls ..............................30
3.2
Camera mode........................................................31
3.2.1
Camera mode icons .................................31
3.2.2
Using the macro function .......................32
3.2.3
Using the zoom function.........................32
3.2.4
3.2.5
3.2.6
Using the LED flash module ..................32
Using the flash module, auto and force 32
Quick access controls ..............................32
3.3
Camcorder Playback mode...................................33
3.3.1
Camcorder Playback mode icons ..........33
3.4
Camera Playback mode........................................36
3.4.1
Camera Playback mode icons ................36
3.5
Thumbnail mode ..................................................38
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Using the menus ....................................... 39
4.1
Camcorder menu ..................................................39
4.1.1.
White balance ...........................................39
4.1.2.
Video resolution.......................................40
4.1.3.
Color effect ...............................................41
4.1.4.
Night mode...............................................42
4.1.5.
Stabilizer ...................................................43
4.1.6.
Capture mode...........................................44
4.2
Camcorder playback menu ..................................45
4.2.1
Delete.........................................................45
4.2.2
Protect .......................................................47
4.3
Camera menu .......................................................48
4.3.1
White balance ...........................................48
4.3.2
Resolution .................................................49
4.3.3
Color effect ...............................................50
4.3.4
Night mode...............................................51
4.3.5
Self timer ...................................................52
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4.4
Camera playback menu........................................53
4.4.1
Delete.........................................................53
4.4.2
Protect .......................................................55
4.4.3
Slide show.................................................56
4.4.4
DPOF .........................................................57
4.5
System menu.........................................................58
4.5.1
Setting the beep........................................58
4.5.2
Histogram Mode......................................58
4.5.3
Auto power off.........................................59
4.5.4
TV standard..............................................60
4.5.5
Format .......................................................61
4.5.6
Default.......................................................62
4.5.7
Language ..................................................62
4.5.8
Frequency .................................................63
4.5.9
Date/time .................................................63
Installing the software and drivers......... 64
5.1 Presto! Video Works .............................................64
5.2 Presto! Mr. Photo .................................................65
5.3 Quick Time ...........................................................66
Appendix .........................................................................67
Specifications ..................................................................67
Troubleshooting ..............................................................70
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced camcorder.
Ensure that you read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe
place for future reference.
About this manual
Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this
manual are correct and up to date. However, no guarantee is made
regarding the accuracy of the contents. If the contents of this
manual do not tally with the camera, please take the camera as a
criterion. We reserve the right to change the contents of this
manual and specifications of the product without prior notice.
If the accessories do not tally with the actual package, please take
the actual package as the criterion.
Copyright
© Copyright 2008.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated
into any language or computer language, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or
otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
manufacturer.
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Precautions
General precautions
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Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas,
as its components may be damaged.
Do not store the product in a hot environment. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.
Do not store the product in cold areas. When the product
warms up to its normal temperature, moisture can form inside
and may damage the electronic circuits.
Do not attempt to open the casing or attempt your own repairs.
High-voltage internal components create the risk of electric
shock when exposed.
Do not drop or knock the product. Rough handling may
damage the internal components.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong
detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a
slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not fire the flash while it is too close to the subject's eyes.
Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if it is fired
too close to the eyes. When using the flash, the camera should
be at least one meter from the eyes of the subject.
Do not open battery cover while a video is being recorded.
Doing so will not only make storage of the current image
impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already stored
in file.
If the product or any of its accessories are not working
properly, take them to your nearest qualified service center.
The personnel there will assist you and if necessary, arrange
for the product to be repaired.
Test for proper operation before using the camera.
Notes on the LCD Screen
Caution must be observed when dealing with the fluid contained in
the LCD. Ensure that fluid does not leak if the screen becomes
cracked or damaged. If this occurs, follow these steps:
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If the fluid makes contact with skin, wipe it with a clean cloth
then rinse with a large amount of water.
If the fluid makes contact with eyes, wash eyes with clean
water for at least 15 minutes and seek immediate medical
attention.
If the fluid is swallowed, first rinse mouth with water, then
drink a large amount of water and induce vomiting. Seek
immediately medical attention.
Operation conditions
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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
Power supply
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Use only the type of battery that came with your camera.
Using any other type of battery may damage the equipment
and invalidate the warranty.
Ensure the battery is inserted correctly. Inserting the battery
incorrectly can cause damage to the product and possibly start
a fire.
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Remove the battery to avoid the fluid leakage if the camera is
not going to be used for a long time.
If the battery is crushed or damaged, remove it immediately to
avoid the battery fluid leakage and abnormal expansion.
The camera can be used with either a Li-ion or four AAA size
batteries. Li-ion battery is recommended to use for longer
operation time.
Before You Start
Take some test shots before performing a formal
recording.
Before taking pictures with this DV camera in any important
occasion (such as a wedding ceremony or an overseas trip), do test
the DV camera beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any
additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as
costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the
photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no
compensation will be given for it.
Copyright information
Take care to observe "No Photography" notices in certain locations.
In these cases, you cannot record any live performance,
improvisation or exhibits, even for personal purposes. Any transfer
of pictures or memory card data must be conducted under the
constraints of copyright law.
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1 Introducing the camcorder
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
camcorder. This chapter also covers system requirements, package
contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1 System requirements
The camcorder requires a PC with the following specifications:
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Windows® Vista / XP / 2000 operating system
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Intel® Pentium 4 2.8GHz CPU or higher (3GHz recommended)
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At least 512 MB of RAM or higher (1GB recommended)
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64MB or Greater Video Card
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Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
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Note:
A USB 1.1 port may enable you to transfer files to and from
your host PC, but transfer speeds may be much faster with a
USB 2.0 port.
1.2 Features
The camcorder offers a variety of features and functions including:
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HD Digital camcorder
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Digital camera (max. 8 Megapixels)
Additionally, the camcorder features 5X optical zoom, 4X digital
zoom, USB mass storage, and an SD card reader functions.
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Note:
In 1080p mode, only 2X digital zoom is supported.
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1.3 Unpacking the camcorder
The following items should be present in the package. If any item is
missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
Camcorder
Component video
cable
Power cord
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Pouch
USB cable
User manual
AV cable
Li-ion battery
NP-120
Battery charger
CD-ROM
(Application software)
1.4 About the camcorder
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of this camcorder.
1.4.1
Front view
LED flash light
Lens
Self-timer LED
Flash module
1.4.2
Top view
Battery cover latch
Shutter button
Zoom/ Volume button
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1.4.3
Bottom view
Tripod mount
1.4.4
Right view
Lens cover latch
Flash switch
4
Microphone
LCD screen cover
1.4.5
Left view
Battery cover
Speaker
Hand strap
1.4.6
Back view
REC. / Power LED
Mode dial
Camera Status LED
Joystick
HD Output
USB/ AV Output
REC.STOP button
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1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display
Flip and twist the LCD screen as shown while capturing a still
image or recording a video clip.
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See the table below for a description of each button’s function.
Button
Name
Function
Power
button
Press and hold to turn power on/off.
Menu
button
Press to display main OSD menus.
Mode dial
Use to turn Camcorder, Camera, and
SET modes. In Camcorder mode, press
the REC.STOP button to start and stop
recording. In Camcorder Playback
mode, press the REC.STOP to
pause/restart playing.
z In Camcorder and Camera mode:
1. Move up/ down to adjust the
exposure settings.
Joystick
2. Move right to enable the macro
icon appears on
function. A
the LCD screen when enabled.
3. Move left to adjust the white
balance settings.
z In Camera Playback mode:
1. Move right and left to view the
stored images.
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2. When the image is zoomed in, the
LCD screen appears up/down
direction keys. You may press the
joystick to move the image.
Then you may press the center
joystick button to switch the
moving directions (up/down ↔
left/right).
3. In the Thumbnail mode, move
up, down, left, right to select the
thumbnail images and then press
the center joystick button to view
the image in full screen mode.
z In Camcorder Playback mode:
1. Press up and down to view the
stored video clips and press the
center joystick button to play/
stop the video clips.
2. In Playing mode, move right to
rewind a video clip and move left
to fast-forward a video clip.
3. In the Thumbnail mode, move
up, down, left, right to select a
desired video clip and then press
the center joystick button to show
the video clip.
z In SET mode, press up and down to
highlight menu items and press the
center joystick button to confirm.
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z In Camera mode, press to take a
photo.
Shutter
button
z In Camcorder mode, you can also
Playback
button
In Camcorder and Camera mode, press
to enter playback mode.
Display
button
Press once to turn off all OSD icons and
press again to display all OSD icons off.
press to take a photo before
recording a video clip.
z In Camcorder and Camera modes,
press right/ left to zoom in and out.
z In Camera Playback mode:
1. Press right to zoom in your photo.
Zoom
button
2. Press left to show all stored files
in a 3x2 matrix thumbnail view.
z In Camcorder Playback mode:
1. Press left to show all stored video
clips in a 3x2 matrix thumbnail
view.
2. Press left/ right to increase or
decrease the volume of the video
clip you are playing.
LED flash
button
z In Camcorder and Camera modes,
press the button to turn on/ off the
increase light.
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SD card
cover latch
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z Slide the latch to open the SD card
cover when you insert the SD card.
1.4.8
About the LEDs
The following table describes the camera LEDs:
LED
Power /
Rec.
Camera
Status
Self-timer
Color
Definition
Green
Power-on
Green Blinking
Recording
Red
Camera busy
Red Blinking
Self-timer is activated
and flash in charge.
Red Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
Red Blinking
Self-timer is activated.
Red Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
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2 Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the camcorder. This
section covers basic functions such as switching on, inserting the
battery and memory cards, and configuring preliminary settings.
See later chapters for advanced functions.
2.1
Inserting an SD Card (SD Card Sold Separately)
An SD card can be installed in the camcorder to provide additional
storage space for still images, video clips, or other files.
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1.
Open the LCD screen cover and move the SD card cover
latch in the direction of the arrow to open the SD card
compartment cover.
2.
Insert an SD card, making sure the contacts are facing
upwards.
3.
Close the SD card compartment cover.
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2.2 Inserting the batteries
This camcorder is designed to use a rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Only use the battery supplied or similar batteries recommended by
the manufacturer or your dealer.
z Note:
Install the battery exactly as described here. Installing the
battery incorrectly could cause damage to the camcorder and
possibly start a fire.
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1.
Slide the battery cover latch as shown and then the
battery cover opens automatically.
2.
Insert the battery as shown.
3.
Close the battery cover as shown.
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2.3 Charging the battery
You can charge the battery with the charging unit provided. Follow
the below steps to charge your battery.
1.
Insert the Li-ion battery into the charging bay. Connect
one end of the power cord to the charging unit and then
plug the other end to the wall outlet as shown.
2.
The red LED will light up for proper charging.
3.
After full charge, the LED turns to green.
4.
It takes about 180 minutes to achieve full charge. Actual
charging time depends on current battery capacity and
charging conditions.
2.4 Turning on/ off the camcorder
Press and hold the power button to turn the camcorder on/off.
2.5 Changing modes
The camcorder can operate in three modes,
Camcorder, Camera, and SET. Move the mode dial
to toggle different modes.
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2.6 Before you start
Before you start using the camcorder, some basic settings such as
date and time, languages and beep function need to be configured.
2.6.1
Setting the date and time
5.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight Date / Time.
Press the center joystick button to confirm.
6.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight each field
and press the center joystick button to select a field.
7.
Adjust each value by moving the joystick up and down.
Press the center joystick button to save your changes.
8.
Press the joystick down to highlight √ to leave the Date/
Time menu.
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2.6.2
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Setting the language
1.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight Language.
Press the center joystick button to select it.
2.
Move the joystick left and right to select the following
languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish,
Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Korean, and
Arabic. After the language is selected, press the center
joystick button to confirm.
2.6.3
Setting the beep
1.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight Beep. Press
the center joystick button to select it.
2.
Move the joystick left and right to select X (Beep Off) or √
(Beep On) and press the center joystick button to confirm.
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2.7 Shoot/Playback video
2.7.1
1.
Shooting a video clip
Turn on the camcorder and move the mode dial to
Camcorder mode.
Camcorder mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the video.
3.
Press the REC.STOP button to start recording.
4.
Press the REC.STOP button again to stop recording.
5.
The video clip is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
Notes:
1. The maximum length of each video recording file
is approximately 3.75 GB.
2. The high-resolution settings result in larger files,
and therefore shorter length.
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3. The LCD preview and the ratio of a still-image
capture can vary depending on the different
video resolution settings. See the following table:
Video resolution
WVGA
Preview
16:9 ratio
Taking pictures
and focusing
4:3 ratio
720P
1080P
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
QVGA
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2.7.2
1.
Playing the video clip
In Camcorder mode, press the Playback button. The most
recent file displays on the LCD screen.
Camcorder playback
mode indicator
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2.
Move the joystick right and left to select a desired video
clip and press the center joystick button. The video clip
starts playing.
3.
Move the joystick up to rewind the video clip and move
the joystick down to fast forward.
4.
Press the REC. STOP button to pause the video playback.
Press the REC. STOP button again to resume the video
playback.
5.
When viewing the video clip, move the Zoom button left
or right to adjust the volume.
6.
Press the center joystick button to stop playing.
7.
Press the Playback button again to return to Camcorder
mode.
2.8 Taking/viewing pictures
2.8.1
1.
Taking a still picture
Turn on the camcorder and move the Mode Dial to
Camera mode.
Camera mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the picture.
3.
Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
4.
The picture is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
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2.8.2
1.
Viewing images
In Camera mode, press the Playback button. The most
recent image displays on the LCD screen.
Camera
Playback mode
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2.
Press the joystick right and left to scroll through the
images.
3.
Move the Zoom button right to zoom in the picture.
There are two direction keys appears on the LCD screen.
You may use the joystick to pan across the picture and
press the center joystick button to switch between the
panning directions (up/down ↔ left/right).
4.
Press the Zoom button left fully to view the thumbnails
of all stored images and then press the joystick up and
down to select an image.
5.
Press the center joystick button to view the image in full
screen mode.
6.
Press the Playback button again to return to Camera
mode.
2.9 Connecting to a computer
Read this section to learn how to transfer files to a PC, show the
video clips or photos on a TV.
Connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable provided.
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV
Connect the camcorder to a standard TV as shown with the AV
cable provided.
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2.11 Connecting to a HDTV
Read this section to learn how to show the video clips or photos on
a HDTV. Connecting to a HDTV offers the high resolution for
displaying the video clips or photos.
Connect the camcorder to a HD TV as shown with the component
video cable and AV cable provided.
HD in
HD out
AV in
Component
cable
AV Cable
AV out
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3 Using the camcorder
Read this section to learn how to use the camcorder.
3.1 Camcorder and voice recorder mode
Use this mode to capture video clips or record voice and store them
on an SD card.
3.1.1
Camcorder and voice recorder mode
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camcorder and voice recorder mode icons and symbols.
Camcorder mode
Voice recorder mode
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Camcorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
EV compensation indicator
2
Effect indicator
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3
/
Night mode indicator/Stabilizer indicator
4
White balance indicator
5
Memory space indicator
6
Memory status indicator
: No SD card
: SD card in
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8
Remaining recording time indicator
/
Force and auto flash indicator
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Resolution indicator
10
Battery indicator
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Histogram indicator
12
LED flash light indicator
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Macro indicator
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Camcorder mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
Voice recorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
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Memory status indicator
: SD card in
: No SD card
2
Battery indicator
3
Voice recorder mode indicator
3.1.2
Using the macro function
This function can capture subjects close to the lens. In macro mode,
subjects can be as close as 5 cm.
While in Camera, Camcorder or Voice recorder modes, move the
icon displays
joystick left to activate the macro function, and a
on the LCD screen.
Move the joystick again to return to normal mode.
3.1.3
Using the zoom function
The camcorder is equipped with 5x optical zoom and 4X digital
zoom.
Move the Zoom button right to get closer to a subject.
Move the Zoom button left to move away from a subject.
3.1.4
Using the LED flash light
Use the LED flash light to illuminate subjects in dark environments.
Press the Light button to switch on the flash light and press again to
switch it off.
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3.1.5
Using the Flash module, auto and force
Use the auto and force flash module to illuminate subjects in dark
environments when press the shutter button.
You may switch the auto and force flash module by toggling the
or
displays on your camcorder when
Flash switch. The
activated.
3.1.6
Using the Stabilizer function
Use the Stabilizer function to reduce vibration caused by camcorder
shanks during a video shoot.
See section 4.1.5 “Stabilizer”.
3.1.7
Quick access controls
You can also make adjustments to exposure by pressing the joystick
up and down.
In Camcorder and Camera modes, press the joystick up and down
to adjust the EV compensation settings. Press the joystick left to
choose white balance settings.
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3.2 Camera mode
Use Camera mode to capture still pictures and store them in the
on an SD card.
3.2.1
Camera mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Camera
mode icons and symbols.
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2
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4
5
10
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See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Remaining number of photos
2
EV compensation indicator
3
Effect indicator
4
Night mode indicator
5
White balance indicator
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Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
6
: No SD card
7
/
Force and auto flash indicator
8
File size indicator
9
Battery indicator
10
Histogram indicator
11
LED flash light indicator
12
Macro indicator
13
Self timer indicator
14
Camera mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
3.2.2
Using the macro function
See section 3.1.2 “Using the macro function”.
3.2.3
Using the zoom function
See section 3.1.3“Using the zoom function”.
3.2.4
Using the LED flash module
See section 3.1.4 “Using the LED flash light”.
3.2.5
Using the flash module, auto and force
See section 3.1.5 “Using the Flash module, auto and force”.
3.2.6
Quick access controls
See section 3.1.7“Quick access controls”.
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3.3 Camcorder Playback mode
Use Camcorder Playback mode to review all the movie files stored
on the SD card.
3.3.1
Camcorder Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camcorder Playback mode icons and symbols.
Camcorder playback mode
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Voice recorder playback mode
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5
2
2
3
3
4
7
6
5
4
Camcorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays the number of current camcorder
/ total number of recorded video clips
2
Volume level
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Memory status indicator
: SD card in
3
: No SD card
4
5
The length of every video clip
/
Play/ Pause indicator
6
Battery status indicator
7
File protect indicator
8
Camcorder playback mode icon
9
Displays the file number of the video clip
Voice Recorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays the number of current audio/
total number of recorded audio clips
2
Volume level
3
Memory status indicator
: SD card in
: No SD card
4
5
6
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The length of every audio clip
/
Play/ Pause indicator
Indicates: press to Play/ Stop
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Battery status indicator
8
File protect indicator
9
Voice playback mode
10
Displays the file number of the audio clip
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3.4 Camera Playback mode
Use Camera Playback mode to review all the image files stored in
the camcorder.
3.4.1
Camera Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camera Playback mode icons and symbols.
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7
1
5
4
2
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
2
Displays the number of current image / the
total number of saved images
Memory status indicator
: SD card in
: No SD card
3
Displays the file number of the photo
4
Battery status indicator
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5
File protect indicator
6
Playback mode icon
7
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) indicator
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3.5 Thumbnail mode
When in Camera Playback or Camcorder Playback modes, press
the ZOOM button left to show images as thumbnails.
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1.
Turn on the camcorder and make sure it is in Camera
Playback or Camcorder Playback mode.
2.
The most recent image /video clip displays on the screen.
Press the Zoom button left to view six thumbnail images
/video clips on the LCD screen.
3.
Press the joystick up and down to highlight an image, or
a video clip, and press the center joystick button to view
the image or playback the video clip or voice file in full
screen mode.
4.
Press the ZOOM button left to return to thumbnail view.
4 Using the menus
Read this section to learn how to configure the camcorder settings
and use the advanced features.
4.1 Camcorder menu
When in Camcorder mode, press the Menu button to show the
camcorder options menu.
4.1.1. White balance
Use this option to correct color difference for different lighting
conditions. When white balance is set to Auto, the camcorder
automatically compensates for different lighting conditions.
1.
2.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the White Balance option. Press the
center joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Auto, Sunny,
Cloudy, Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the center
joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
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4.1.2. Video resolution
Use the resolution option to determine the resolution of the
captured video. The larger screen size requires more memory
storage space.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Resolution option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Press the joystick left and right to select QVGA, WVGA,
720P, or 1080P. Press the center joystick button to
confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
z Notes:
1. The LCD displays the 16:9 ratio while setting as
WVGA, 720P, 1080P video resolution.
2. The LCD displays the 4:3 ratio while setting as
QVGA video resolution.
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4.1.3. Color effect
The camcorder can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Effect option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Color, B&W or
Sepia. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
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4.1.4. Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better video clip quality in dark
environments.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Night Mode option. Press the
center joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Off or Night
mode options. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
4.1.5. Stabilizer
Use this function to reduce vibration caused by camcorder shakes
during a video shoot.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Stabilizer option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Off or Stabilizer
options. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
5.
An icon
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displays on the screen.
Note:
Stabilizer function is available in video resolution
WVGA and 720P only.
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4.1.6. Capture mode
Use this function to record sound or image.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Capture Mode option. Press the
center joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Voice recorder
or Video options. Press the center joystick button to
confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
4.2 Camcorder playback menu
Use the playback menu to manage the files stored on the SD card.
4.2.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode. Press the Playback button and then press the
Menu button to display the Camcorder Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to select Delete One or
Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Move the joystick right and left to locate the file you want to
delete and press the center joystick button to confirm.
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If you select Delete All, press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or √ and press
the center joystick button to delete.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make sure
you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to
unlock the files first before deleting them.
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4.2.2
Protect
Use this function to lock files to prevent accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode. Press the Playback button and then press the
Menu button to display Camcorder Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to select the Protect
option. Then playback screen appears again. Move the
joystick to locate the file you want to protect and press
the center joystick button to confirm. A lock
icon is
displayed to show that the file is protected.
3. z Note:
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The
icon disappears when the file is unlocked.
lock
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4.3 Camera menu
In Camera mode, press the Menu button to show the Camera
Options menu.
4.3.1
White balance
Use this option to correct color difference due to lighting
conditions.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the White Balance option. Press the
center joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Auto, Sunny,
Cloudy, Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the center
joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
4.3.2
Resolution
Use this option to set the size of the captured image. Larger images
contain more detail and therefore use more memory space.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Resolution option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select from 3M, 5Mor
8M. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.3
Color effect
The camcorder can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Effect option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Color, B & W, or
Sepia. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
4.3.4
Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better video clip quality in dark
environments.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Night Mode option. Press the
center joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Off or Night
mode option. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.5
Self timer
Use the self timer function to take a photo of yourself.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button and move the joystick up and
down to highlight the Selftimer option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Off, 5 seconds,
or 10 seconds options. Press the center joystick button to
confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
4.4 Camera playback menu
4.4.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button to display the Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to select the Delete One
or Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Move the joystick up and down to locate the file you want to
delete and press the center joystick button to confirm.
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If you select Delete All, press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or √ and then
press the center joystick button to delete.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make
sure you have a backup before you delete. Files
that have been protected will not be deleted. You
have to unlock the files first before deleting them.
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4.4.2
Protect
Use this function to protect files.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button to display the Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to select the Protect
option. Then playback screen appears again. Press the
joystick up and down to locate the file you want to
protect and press the center joystick button to confirm. A
lock
icon is displayed to show that the file is
protected.
3. z Note:
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The
icon disappears when the file is unlocked.
lock
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4.4.3
Slide show
The camcorder includes a slide show function, which displays each
image in turn with a regular interval between pictures.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button to display the Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to select the Autoplay
option and press the center joystick button. The images
are displayed automatically.
3.
Press the Menu button to stop the slide show.
4.4.4
DPOF
Use the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) function to tag pictures
stored in the memory card with print information.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button to display the Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the DPOF
option. Press the center joystick button to display the
submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or √. Press the
center joystick button to confirm and then press the
DPOF icon is displayed to show that
Menu button. A
the file is ordered to print.
4.
Press the Playback button again to exit the image.
z Notes:
1. A memory card is required for DPOF function.
2. If DPOF is set, all photos are ordered to print.
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4.5 System menu
The system menu is used to configure miscellaneous camera
functions.
4.5.1
Setting the beep
See section 2.6.3 “Setting the Beep”.
4.5.2
Histogram Mode
Use this function to display a histogram graph on LCD screen. This
function can help you to capture a better photo/video clip.
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1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the
Histogram option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Histogram or
Off options. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.5.3
Auto power off
Use this function to switch the camcorder off automatically after a
period of inactivity for power saving.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the Auto
Power Off option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select Off, 1 minute, or
5 minutes. Press the center joystick button to confirm.
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4.5.4
TV standard
Use the TV option to set the TV system for the area.
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1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the TV
standard option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select NTSC or PAL,
and press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.5.5
Format
Use this function to format the current storage media. This format
action will delete everything on the media.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the Format
option. Press the center joystick button to display the
submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or √, and press
the center joystick button to confirm.
4.
The current media (memory card) is formatted.
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4.5.6
Default
Use this option to reset all settings to the default settings.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the Default
option. Press the center joystick button to display the
submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or √, and press
the center joystick button to confirm.
4.5.7
Language
See section 2.6.2 “Setting the language”.
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4.5.8
Frequency
Use the Frequency option to set the frequency system for your area.
To set the frequency:
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick up and down to highlight the
Frequency option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
Press the center joystick button to confirm.
4.5.9
Date/time
See section 2.6.1 “Setting the date and time”.
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5 Installing the software and drivers
Read this section to learn how to install the software for the camera.
5.1 Presto! Video Works
Presto! Video Works is an advanced software application for
editing video.
To install Presto! Video Works:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use
Windows Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in
the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Presto! Video Works 6 can be found in the
help files when the application is started.
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5.2 Presto! Mr. Photo
Presto! Mr. Photo is an advanced photo editing software
application.
To install Presto! Mr. Photo:
4.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
5.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use
Windows Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in
the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install button
6.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Presto! Mr. Photo can be found in the help
files when the application is started.
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5.3 Quick Time
Quick Time is an easy-to-use application for playing the video clips
stored in the camera or on the SD/MMC card.
To install the Quick Time:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-Rom doesn’t automatically boot, use Window
Explore to execute the InstalMgr.exe file in the root
directory.
The following screen is displayed:
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Quick Time can be found in the help files
when the application is started.
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Appendix
Specifications
General
Imaging
sensor
1/2.5” CMOS 5.0 Megapixel sensor
Active pixels
5.0 Megapixel
Storage media Internal: Built-in 32MB Flash Memory
(For System Software Storage)
External: SD Card (Up to SDHC 8GB
Class6)
Sensor
sensitivity
Auto
Color effects
Color/B&W/Sepia
Lens
5X Optical zoom lens
Wide: F/3.2, f=6.26mm
Tele: F/6.8, f=30.75mm
Focus range
Normal: 45cm ~ inf.
Macro: 5cm ~ 45cm
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General
Video clips
Format: H.264 (MOV)
Resolution: QVGA(30fps), WVGA(60fps),
720P(60fps), 1080P(30fps)
EIS Function WVGA(60fps), 720p(60fps)
Still image
Formats: JPEG (DPOF, EXIF) ,
Resolution: 3MP, 5MP, 8MP (Firmware
interpolation)
Zoom
Camcorder: 5X Optical Zoom, 2X Digital
Zoom (1080P), 4X Digital Zoom (others)
Camera: 5X optical zoom, 4X digital
zoom
Still Image Playback: Digital Zoom Max.
8X
Audio Video
Yes
TFT Monitor
3.0” TFT (960 x 240 pixels)
LED Flash
(Video)
Mode: 0.5m ~ 1m
Effective Range: On / Off
Strobe
(Camera)
Effective Range: 1m ~ 1.5m
Mode: Auto / Off / On
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General
White balance Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/
Fluorescent
-2.0 EV~+2.0 EV
EV
compensation
Self-timer
Off, 5, 10 seconds
PC interface
USB 2.0 (high speed)
TV out format NTSC/PAL/ Component Output
Shutter
1 ~ 1/ 2000 sec.
Auto power
off
Off, 1 min., 5 min options.
Power supply Li-Ion battery NP-120 battery
Dimension
57 (W) x 70 (H) x 129 (D) mm
Weight
Approx. 292+-5g (without batteries)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Cannot turn on
the camcorder.
The batteries are
not inserted
correctly.
• Insert the
batteries
correctly. (See
2.2 Inserting the
batteries.)
The batteries
have no power.
• Please charge
the battery. (See
2.3 Charging the
battery.)
The camera
suddenly turns
off.
The captured
image is not
stored in
memory.
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The auto power off • Turn the power
function was
on again.
enabled.
• Please charge the
The camera is
battery. (See 2.3
running out of
Charging the
battery power.
battery.)
Before the image
is saved the
power has been
cut off.
When battery
indicator turns
empty (without
green bars), replace
the battery
immediately.
The camera
turns off when
capturing
image using
self-timer.
The camera is
running out of
battery power.
• Please charge
the battery. (see
2.3 Charging the
battery)
The image is
out of focus.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
• Please take a
picture within
the available
focus range and
choose normal
or macro mode.
(See 3.2.2 Using
the macro
function).
Memory card
cannot be
used.
The memory
card is protected.
• Unlock the
memory card.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
cameras.
Format the
memory card. (See
4.5.5 Format.)
Before formatting
the card, ensure
you back up the
files.
All buttons are
Short circuit
occurred when
• Remove the
batteries from
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inactive.
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connecting the
camera with
other devices.
the camera and
insert again.
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