DXG Technology DXG-5B7V Camcorder User Manual

DXG Sportster
DXG-5B7V User’s Manual
DXG USA
Table of Contents
About this manual............................................................ iv
Copyright.......................................................................... iv
Precautions ....................................................................... v
Before You Start .............................................................viii
1
Introduction ................................................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
System requirements............................................... 1
Features .................................................................. 1
Unpacking the video camera .................................. 2
About the video camera .......................................... 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
Back view .................................................... 5
1.4.6
Adjusting the LCD display ....................... 6
1.4.7
About the LEDs .......................................... 9
Getting started .......................................... 10
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Inserting an SD card ............................................ 10
Inserting the battery ............................................. 11
Charging the battery ............................................ 13
Turning on/off the video camera ......................... 13
Connecting to TV using a USB/AV Cable ............. 14
Connecting to TV using an HDMI Cable ............ 14
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2.7
2.8
2.9
3
ii
Connecting to PC using a USB/AV Cable ............. 15
Changing modes ................................................... 15
Before you start .................................................... 15
2.9.1
Setting the date and time ........................ 15
2.9.2
Setting the language ................................ 16
2.9.3
Setting the beep ........................................ 17
Using the Video Camera .......................... 18
3.1
3.2
Recording Videos .................................................. 18
Video Menu .......................................................... 20
3.2.1
White Balance ........................................... 21
3.2.2
Resolution ................................................. 21
3.2.3
Effect .......................................................... 22
3.2.4
Night Mode .............................................. 23
3.2.5
Quality....................................................... 23
3.3
3.4
Playing Videos ...................................................... 24
Video Playback Menu........................................... 26
3.4.1
Delete One ................................................ 27
3.4.2
Delete All .................................................. 27
3.4.3
Protect ....................................................... 28
3.4.4
Autoplay ................................................... 29
3.4.5
Volume ...................................................... 29
3.5
3.6
Shooting Photos ................................................... 30
Photo Menu .......................................................... 32
3.6.1
White Balance ........................................... 33
3.6.2
Resolution ................................................. 33
3.6.3
3.6.4
3.6.5
3.6.6
Effect .......................................................... 34
Night Mode .............................................. 34
Selftimer .................................................... 35
Quality....................................................... 35
3.7
3.8
Viewing Photos ..................................................... 36
Photo Playback Menu .......................................... 37
3.8.1
Delete One ................................................ 38
3.8.2
Delete All .................................................. 38
3.8.3
Protect ....................................................... 39
3.8.4
Autoplay ................................................... 40
3.9
System Menu ........................................................ 41
3.9.1
Date and Time .......................................... 42
3.9.2
Beep ........................................................... 42
3.9.3
Auto Power Off ........................................ 42
3.9.4
TV Standard.............................................. 42
3.9.5
Format ....................................................... 43
3.9.6
Diving ........................................................ 43
3.9.7
Language .................................................. 44
3.9.8
Frequency ................................................. 44
3.9.9
Default ....................................................... 44
3.10 USB mode ............................................................. 45
3.11 Diving mode.......................................................... 45
Appendix ......................................................................... 46
Specification.................................................................... 46
Troubleshooting .............................................................. 48
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced video camera.
Make sure 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 2010.
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;
this 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 the battery cover while an image 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.
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Notes on the LCD Screen
Caution must be observed when dealing with the fluid contained in
the LCD. Ensure that the fluid does not leak if the screen becomes
cracked or damaged. If this occurs, follow these steps:
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•
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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.
Waterproof
Waterproof performance
•
The camera’s waterproof performance is equivalent to the
IPX8 standard.
•
The supplied accessories are not waterproof.
When using the camera
•
The waterproof properties of the camera apply to fresh water
and saltwater only; they do not apply to cleaning substances,
chemicals, or water from spas, etc. Any such liquids should be
wiped off immediately.
•
Do not immerse in water at a depth greater than 3.0 m (10 ft).
•
Do not subject the camera to highly pressurized water.
•
Do not immerse in water for longer than 60 minutes. After 60
minutes of use in water, allow the camera to dry for at least 10
minutes.
•
Do not immerse in water warmer than 40°C (104°F).
•
Do not open or close the battery/card compartment cover
when the camera is wet or underwater.
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Do not open or close the battery/card compartment cover with
wet hands.
Do not open the battery/card compartment cover next to
water or a pool.
The camera is not dust-proof.
Do not bump or knock the camera underwater, otherwise the
battery/card compartment cover may open.
After using the camera
•
Be sure to wipe any dirt or sand off the waterproof sealing
material or its contraction surface. Dirt or sand may scratch the
material or the surface, making the camera less resistant to
water.
•
To wash sand, dirt or dust off the camera, rinse it under
running tap water or soak it in a bowl of fresh water or 2 or 3
minutes.
•
Do not use any soapy water, mild detergents, alcohol or
similar liquids to clean the camera. They may make the camera
less resistant to water.
The sealing material that makes this camcorder waterproof is
replaceable at an additional cost and should be replaced once a year
to maintain the camera’s water resistance. Please contact us for
details to avail of this service.
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
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- 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.
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.
Before You Start
Taking test shots
Before taking pictures with this DV camera in any important
occasion (such as a wedding ceremony or an overseas trip), test the
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
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 Introduction
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
video camera. This chapter also covers system requirements,
package contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1 System requirements
The video camera requires a PC with the following specifications:
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Windows® XP SP2/Vista/Windows 7 operating system
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Intel®/AMD Dual-Core or higher
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At least 1 GB of RAM or higher
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Graphic card with DirectX 9 support (DirectX 10 recommended)
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Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
•
At least 2 GB of available disk space
z Note:
A USB 1.1 port will enable you to transfer files to and from
your host PC, but transfer speeds will be much faster with a
USB 2.0 port.
1.2 Features
The video camera offers a variety of features and functions including:
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1080p (30fps) HD camcorder
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Records H.264 Video Clip
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Digital camera
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USB mass storage
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Waterproof IPX8
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1.3 Unpacking the video camera
The following items should be present in the package. If any item is
missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
Video camera
Pouch
USB/AV cable
Li-ion battery
Charger
Power cable
CD ROM
User’s Manual
HDMI cable
DC-in adapter
(Optional)
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1.4 About the video camera
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of this video camera.
1.4.1
Front view
Lens
LED flash
1.4.2
Top view
Power LED
Speaker
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1.4.3
Bottom view
Tripod socket
1.4.4
Right view
Microphone
Power button
Menu button
LCD screen cover
4
Playback button
1.4.5
Back view
4-way Navigation
button
Record button
Mode button
HDMI
USB, AV Out
SD card slot
Battery compartment
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1.4.6
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.
Name
Button
Function
Power
button
Press and hold to turn the
power on or off.
Menu
button
Press to display the menu for
the current mode.
Playback
button
Press to switch to the
Playback mode.
In OSD menus:
• Use the 4-way Navigation
button to select items and
press the middle button to
confirm.
4-way
Navigation
button
In Video and Photo modes:
• Press T/W to zoom in/out.
Note: In Video mode, the
zoom function is only
applicable to 720P and
WVGA resolution settings.
• Toggle EV to select the
different EV settings.
Press
to turn the LED
flash on/off.
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Name
Button
Function
In Photo Playback mode:
• Press Left/Right
Navigation button (EV/ )
to move through the
pictures.
• Press T to view thumbnails.
• Press the middle button to
view a selected thumbnail
in full screen.
In Video Playback mode:
• Press Left/Right
Navigation button (EV/ )
to move through the video
clips.
• Press W to view thumbnails.
• Press the middle button to
view a selected thumbnail
in full screen.
• In full screen view, press
the middle button to play
the video clip.
• Press W to pause playback.
Press again to resume.
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Name
Button
Function
• Press Left/Right
Navigation button (EV/ )
to fast-forward/rewind
during playback. Press the
middle button to return to
the normal speed.
In Video mode:
• Press to start recording a
video. Press again to stop
recording.
Record
button
In Photo mode:
• Press to take a picture.
Press to switch to different
modes: Video, Photo, or Set.
Mode
button
1.4.7
About the LEDs
The following table describes the camera LEDs:
LED
Power
Color
Definition
Green
Power-on
Red
Format/USB Mass Storage
Red Blinking
Low battery
Delete/Recording
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2 Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the video camera. This
section covers basic functions such as switching on, inserting the
battery and memory card, 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 video camera to provide
additional storage space for still images and video clips.
1.
Push the lock to open the battery cover as shown in the
illustration.
2.
Insert the memory card. Ensure that the gold contacts are
facing downwards. We recommend using a memory card
with a capacity of 1 GB or higher.
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3.
Close the battery cover.
2.2 Inserting the battery
This video camera 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 video camera
and possibly start a fire.
1.
Push the lock to open the battery cover as shown in the
illustration.
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2.
Insert the battery. Ensure that the battery contacts match to
the contacts inside the battery compartment.
3.
Close the battery cover.
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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.
Connect one end of the power cord to the charging unit and
then plug the other end to the wall outlet.
2.
Insert the Li-ion battery into the charging bay.
3.
The orange LED will light up for proper charging.
4.
After full charge, the LED turns green.
5.
The actual charging time depends on the current battery
capacity and charging conditions.
2.4 Turning on/off the video camera
Press and hold the Power button to turn the video camera on/off.
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2.5 Connecting to TV using a USB/AV Cable
To view pictures or videos on a TV, connect the video camera to a
TV using the supplied USB/AV cable as shown.
2.6 Connecting to TV using an HDMI Cable
You can also connect the video camera to a TV using the HDMI
cable.
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2.7 Connecting to PC using a USB/AV Cable
Connect the video camera to a computer with the USB/AV cable
provided as shown.
2.8 Changing modes
The video camera can operate in three modes: Video, Photo, and
SET. Press the Mode button to toggle different modes.
2.9 Before you start
Before you start using the video camera, some basic settings such as
Date/Time, Language and Beep need to be configured.
2.9.1
Setting the date and time
To adjust the date and time, please do the following:
1.
Press the Mode button to switch to the Set mode.
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2.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select Date/Time.
3.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
4.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select the field to be
adjusted.
5.
Use the Up/Down Navigation
button to adjust the value.
6.
Repeat steps 4-5 to adjust
desired fields.
7.
Press the Middle Navigation button to exit.
2.9.2
Setting the language
To select the language, please do the following:
1.
Press the Mode button to
switch to the Set mode.
2.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Language.
3.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
4.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
language.
5.
Press the Middle Navigation button to exit.
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2.9.3
Setting the beep
To adjust the beep, please do the following:
1.
Press the Mode button to
switch to the Set mode.
2.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Beep.
3.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
4.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select Off or On.
5.
Press the Middle Navigation button to exit.
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3 Using the Video Camera
3.1 Recording Videos
To record a movie, please do the following:
1.
Press the Power button to turn on the video camera. The
video camera enters the Video mode.
2.
Press the Record button to start recording the video.
To adjust the video, you may:
• Use the T/W button to zoom in/out.
(applicable to 720P and WVGA only)
• Press the Left Navigation button to turn the LED flash
on/off.
• Toggle the Right Navigation button to select different
exposure compensation values.
3.
Press the Record button again to stop video recording.
The Video Recording Screen
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8
9
10
6
11
5
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4
3
2
1
#
1
Icon
Description
Memory type indicator
: indicates that an SD card is used.
: indicates that no SD card is inserted
and the internal memory is used.
2
Indicates the percentage of memory left.
3
Indicates the current EV compensation value.
4
Indicates the current resolution.
5
Indicates the current battery status.
6
Indicates that the video camera is in Video
mode.
7
Indicates the current White Balance setting.
8
Indicates the Night mode is activated.
9
Indicates the current Effect setting.
10
Indicates the zoom status.
11
Indicates the recording time.
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3.2 Video Menu
To access the Video menu, please do the following:
1.
Make sure you are in the Video mode. Press the Mode
button to switch to the Video mode if not.
2.
Press the Menu button to open the Video menu.
3.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to scroll through the
selections until the desired one is highlighted.
4.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
5.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to choose the desired
settings and press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
6.
Press the Menu button to exit.
The following selections are available in the Video menu:
1
2
3
4
5
1.
White Balance
4.
Night Mode
2.
Resolution
5.
Quality
3.
Effect
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3.2.1
White Balance
The White Balance selection allows you to set the white balance
when recording videos under specific lighting conditions.
To set the white balance, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• Auto: Select this
option to let the video
camera set the white
balance automatically.
• Sunny: Select this
option for daylight.
• Cloudy: Select this option for cloudy days.
• Tungsten: Select this option for normal indoor lighting
conditions.
• Fluorescent: Select this option for fluorescent lighting.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
3.2.2
Resolution
The Resolution selection allows you to set the resolution before you
record a video. The higher the resolution, the more memory space
is required.
To select the resolution, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• 1080P: Select this option for 1920 x 1080 resolution.
• 720P: Select this option for 1280 x 720 resolution.
• WVGA: Select this option for 848 x 480 resolution.
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• QVGA: Select this option
for 320 x 240 resolution.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
3.2.3
Effect
The Effect selection allows you to change the recording effect.
To set the effect, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• Color: Select this option
for color photography.
• Sepia: Select this option
for brown color effect.
• Black and white: Select
this option for monochrome effect.
2.
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Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
3.2.4
Night Mode
The Night Mode helps you to get better results while shooting at
night.
To set the night mode, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Off or On.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
3.2.5
Quality
The Quality selection allows you to set the video quality. More
storage space is required for better quality.
To set the quality, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Fine or
Normal.
• Normal: Select this option
for normal quality.
• Fine: Select this option for
high quality.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
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3.3 Playing Videos
To play videos, please do the following:
1.
Make sure you are in the Video mode. Press the Mode
button to switch to the Video mode if not.
2.
Press the Playback button to enter the Video Playback mode.
3.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
video.
4.
Press the Middle Navigation button to play back the video.
• To pause during playback, press the Down Navigation
button. To resume, press the Down Navigation button
again.
• To fast forward/rewind, press the Left/Right Navigation
button. To return to the normal speed, press the Middle
Navigation button.
5.
Press the Middle Navigation button to stop.
The Video Playback Screen
1
4
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2
3
#
Icon
Description
1
Indicates that the video camera is in
Playback mode.
2
Indicates the total clip length.
3
Indicates the number of the current video
and total videos.
4
Indicates that the file is protected.
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3.4 Video Playback Menu
To access the Video Playback menu, please do the following:
1.
In Video mode, press the Playback button to switch to the
Video Playback mode.
2.
Press the Menu button to open the Video Playback menu.
3.
Use the Left/Right Navigation Button to scroll through the
selections until the desired one is highlighted.
4.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
5.
Press the Menu button to exit.
The following selections are available in the Video Playback menu:
1
2
3
4
5
1.
Delete One
4.
Autoplay
2.
Delete All
5.
Volume
3.
Protect
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3.4.1
Delete One
The Delete One selection allows you to delete individual files.
To delete a file, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select the desired
file.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to delete the file.
3.
Repeat steps 3-4 to delete
other files.
4.
Press the Menu button to exit.
z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered. Ensure the files are
transferred to the PC via the USB cable or saved to another
storage device. Files that have been protected will not be
deleted. You have to unlock the files first before deleting
them.
3.4.2
Delete All
The Delete All selection allows you to delete all files at once.
To delete all files, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Cancel or OK.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
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z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered. Ensure the files are
transferred to the PC via the USB cable or saved to another
storage device. Files that have been protected will not be
deleted. You have to unlock the files first before deleting
them.
3.4.3
Protect
The Protect selection allows you to protect files from being deleted.
To protect a file, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select the desired file.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to lock the file. A lock
icon
is displayed on the
screen to show that the file is
protected.
3.
Repeat steps 3-4 to lock other files.
z Note:
To unlock a file, repeat the same steps. The lock icon
disappears when the file is unlocked.
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3.4.4
Autoplay
The Autoplay selection allows you to play back the recorded files
automatically.
To start auto play, please do the following:
1.
Press the Middle Navigation button to begin auto play.
• To pause auto play, press
the Down Navigation
button. Press the
Down Navigation button
again to resume.
• To fast-forward/rewind,
press the Left/Right Navigation button. Press the Middle
Navigation button to return to the normal speed.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button again to stop.
3.4.5
Volume
The Volume selection allows you to adjust the playback volume.
To adjust the volume, please do the following:
1.
Use the Up/Down Navigation
button to adjust the value
between 0 and 10.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
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3.5 Shooting Photos
To shoot a photo, please do the following:
1.
Press the Power button to turn on the video camera.
2.
Press the Mode button to switch to the Photo mode.
3.
Press the Record button to capture a photo.
To adjust the camera, you may:
• Use the T/W button to zoom in/out.
• Press the Left Navigation button to turn the LED flash
on/off.
• Toggle the Right Navigation button to select different
exposure compensation value.
The Photo Shooting Screen
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7
8
9
10
11
5
4
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3
2
1
#
1
Icon
Description
Memory type indicator
: indicates that an SD card is used.
: indicates that no SD card is inserted
and internal memory is used.
2
Indicates the current EV compensation
value.
3
Indicates the current resolution.
4
Indicates the current battery status.
5
Indicates the current Self-timer setting.
6
Indicates that the video camera is in Photo
mode.
7
Indicates the current White Balance setting.
8
Indicates the Night Mode is enabled.
9
Indicates the current Effect setting.
10
Indicates the current Zoom status.
11
Indicates the remaining number of photos
that can be taken.
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3.6 Photo Menu
To access the Photo menu, please do the following:
1.
Make sure you are in the Photo mode. Press the Mode
button to switch to the Photo mode if not.
2.
Press the Menu button to open the Photo menu.
3.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to scroll through the
selections until the desired one is highlighted.
4.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
5.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to choose the desired
setting and press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
6.
Press the Menu button to exit.
The following selections are available in the Photo menu:
1
2
5
6
3
4
1.
White Balance
4.
Night Mode
2.
Resolution
5.
Selftimer
3.
Effect
6.
Quality
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3.6.1
White Balance
The White Balance selection allows you to adjust the white balance
when capturing images under specific lighting conditions.
To set the white balance, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• Auto: Select this option to
let the video camera set
the white balance
automatically.
• Sunny: Select this option
for daylight.
• Cloudy: Select this option for cloudy days.
• Tungsten: Select this option for normal indoor lighting
conditions.
• Fluorescent: Select this option for fluorescent lighting.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
3.6.2
Resolution
The Resolution selection allows you to set the resolution before you
taking a photo. The higher the resolution, the more memory space
is required.
To select the resolution, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• 3M: Select this option for 2048 x 1536 resolution.
• 5M: Select this option for 2592 x 1944 resolution.
• 12M: Select this option for 4000 x 3000 resolution.
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2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
3.6.3
Effect
The Effect selection allows you to change the recording effect.
To set the effect, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select the desired
option:
• Color: Select this option
for color photography.
• Sepia: Select this option
for brown color effect.
• Black and white: Select
this option for
monochrome effect.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
3.6.4
Night Mode
The Night Mode helps you to get better results while shooting at night.
To set the night mode, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Off or On.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
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3.6.5
Self-timer
The Self-timer selection allows you to take photos after a
pre-defined delay.
To set the self timer, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select:
• 5 sec.: Select this option
for 5-second delay.
• 10 sec.: Select this option
for 10-second delay.
• Off: Select this option to
disable Self-timer.
2.
3.6.6
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
Quality
The Quality selection allows you to set photo qualities. A file in
better quality requires more storage space than a file in the normal
quality.
To set the photo quality, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select Normal or
Fine.
• Normal: Select this option
for normal quality.
• Fine: Select this option for
high quality.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
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3.7 Viewing Photos
To view photos, please do the following:
1.
Make sure you are in the Photo mode. Press the Mode
button to switch to the Photo mode if not.
2.
Press the Playback button to enter the Photo Playback mode.
3.
Press the Left/Right Navigation button to browse the
recorded photos.
• Press the Up Navigation button to view thumbnails.
• Select the desired thumbnail and press the Middle
Navigation button to view the photo in full screen.
4.
Press the Playback button again to return to the Photo mode.
The Photo Playback Screen
1
3
2
#
Icon
Description
1
Indicates that the video camera is in
Playback mode.
2
Indicates that the file is protected.
3
Indicates the number of the current image
and total number of saved images.
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3.8 Photo Playback Menu
To access the Photo playback menu, please do the following:
1.
In Photo mode, press the Playback button to switch to the
Photo Playback mode.
2.
Press the Menu button to open the Photo Playback menu.
3.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to scroll through the
selections until the desired one is highlighted.
4.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
5.
Press the Menu button again to exit.
The following selections are available in the Photo Playback menu:
1
2
3
4
1.
Delete One
3.
Protect
2.
Delete All
4.
Autoplay
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3.8.1
Delete One
The Delete One selection allows you to delete individual files.
To delete a file, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select the desired
file.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to delete the file.
3.
Repeat steps 3-4 to delete
other files.
4.
Press the Menu button to exit.
z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered. Ensure the files are
transferred to the PC via the USB cable or saved to another
storage device. Files that have been protected will not be
deleted. You have to unlock the files first before deleting
them.
3.8.2
Delete All
The Delete All selection allows you to delete all files at once.
To delete all files, please do the
following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Cancel or OK.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
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z Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered. Ensure the files are
transferred to the PC via the USB cable or saved to another
storage device. Files that have been protected will not be
deleted. You have to unlock the files first before deleting
them.
3.8.3
Protect
The Protect selection allows you to protect files from being deleted.
To protect a file, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select the desired
file.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to lock the file. A lock
icon
is displayed on the
screen to show that the file is protected.
3.
Repeat steps 3-4 to lock other files.
z Note:
To unlock a file, repeat the same steps. The lock icon
disappears when the file is unlocked.
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3.8.4
Autoplay
The Autoplay selection allows you to play back the recorded files
automatically.
To start auto play, please do the following:
1.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to begin auto play.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button again to stop.
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3.9 System Menu
To access the System menu, please do the following:
1.
Press the Mode button to switch to the Set mode. The System
menu appears.
2.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to scroll through the
selections until the desired one is highlighted.
3.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
The following selections are available on the System menu:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1.
Date / Time
6.
Diving
2.
Beep
7.
Language
3.
Auto Power Off
8.
Frequency
4.
TV Standard
9.
Default
5.
Format
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3.9.1
Date and Time
See section 2.9.1 “Setting the date and time”.
3.9.2
Beep
See section 2.9.3 “Setting the beep”.
3.9.3
Auto Power Off
The Auto Power Off selection allows you to set an idle time after
which the video camera automatically enters the sleep mode to save
power.
To adjust the auto power off, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select:
• Off: Disables the Auto
Power Off function.
• 1 min.: Auto Power Off
after 1 minute.
• 5 min.: Auto Power Off
after 5 minutes.
2.
3.9.4
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
TV Standard
The TV Standard selection allows you to select the TV standard of
the recorded videos.
To adjust the TV Standard, please do the following:
1.
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Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select NTSC or
PAL.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
3.9.5
Format
The Format selection allows you to format your memory card or the
internal memory when no memory card is inserted.
To format the memory media, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Cancel or OK.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
Warning: Formatting will delete everything on the media.
3.9.6
Diving
The Diving mode selection allows you to shoot videos in
underwater conditions.
To enable/disable the Diving mode, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select On or Off.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
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3.9.7
Language
See section 2.9.2 “Setting the language”.
3.9.8
Frequency
The Frequency selection allows you to set the refresh rate of the
video camera. Increasing the refresh rate decreases flickering,
thereby reducing eyestrain.
To set the refresh rate, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select 60Hz or 50Hz.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
button to confirm.
3.9.9
Default
The Default selection allows you to reset the video camera to factory
defaults.
To reset, please do the following:
1.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select Cancel or OK.
2.
Press the Middle Navigation
Button to confirm.
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3.10 USB mode
Your video camera can be used as a USB mass storage device.
When connecting to a PC, the video camera is displayed as a
removable drive in Windows Explorer. Drag and drop files to and
from the removable drive just like any other storage device.
3.11 Diving mode
The Diving mode selection allows you to record videos taking
underwater conditions into account. In Diving mode, the video
camera will adjust the White Balance setting automatically.
z Note:
Except for the White Balance setting, you can adjust all the
other video settings just like in the Video mode.
To switch to the Diving mode, please do the following:
1.
Press the Mode button to switch to the Set mode. The System
menu appears.
2.
Use the Left/Right Navigation button to select Diving.
3.
Press the Middle Navigation button to confirm.
4.
Use the Left/Right Navigation
button to select On and press
the Middle Navigation button
to confirm.
5.
Press the Mode button to exit
and enter the Diving mode.
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Appendix
Specification
General
Imaging sensor
1/3.2” CMOS 5.0 Megapixel Sensor
Active pixels
5.0 Megapixel
Storage media
Internal: Built-in 128MB Flash Memory,
Available memory space for image
storage is approximately 78MB.
SD Card, SDHC Compatible
(Up to SDHC 16GB Class6)
Color effects
Color/B&W/Sepia
Lens
F3.2, f=4.0mm
Fixed lens
Focus range
1.2m~infinity
Still image
Format: JPEG (EXIF), DCF, DPOF
Resolution: 3M, 5M, 12M (Firmware
Interpolation)
Quality: Normal, Fine
Movie clips
Format: H.264 (AVI)
Resolution: WVGA (60fps), QVGA
(120fps), 720P (30fps), 1080P (30fps)
Quality: Normal, Fine
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General
Zoom
Movie: Digital Zoom 4X
(for WVGA and 720P only)
Camera: Digital Zoom 4X
Still Image Playback: No support
TFT monitor
3.0” TFT (960 x 240 pixels; 16:9)
LED flash
Effective range: < 1m
Mode: On/Off
White balance
Auto / Sunny / Cloudy / Tungsten /
Fluorescent
EV compensation -2.0 EV~+2.0 EV
Self-timer
Off / 5 seconds / 10 seconds
PC interface
USB 2.0 (high speed)
TV out format
NTSC/PAL/HDMI
Shutter speed
Still: 2 ~1/4000
Video: 1/15~1/2000
Auto power off
Off / 1 min. / 5 min.
Power supply
Li-ion Battery NP40
DC-in (USB; optional)
Dimensions
36.6 (W) x 114.2 (H) x 88.5 (D) mm
Weight
Approx. 160±5g (without battery)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible
Cause
Cannot turn on
the video
camera.
The battery is not
inserted
correctly.
Solution
Insert the battery
correctly.
The battery has no Charge the battery.
power.
The video
camera
suddenly turns
off.
The captured
image is not
stored in
memory.
The video
camera turns
off when
capturing
image using
the self-timer.
The image is
out of focus.
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The auto power off Turn the power on
function is
again.
enabled.
The video camera
is running out of
battery power.
Charge the battery.
Before the image
is saved the
power has been
cut off.
The video
camera is
running out of
battery power.
When the battery
indicator turns red,
charge the battery
immediately.
Charge the battery.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
Please take a picture
within the available
focus range.
Problem
Possible
Cause
Solution
Memory card
cannot be
used.
The memory
card is protected.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
video cameras.
Unlock the
memory card.
Format the
memory card.
Before formatting
the card, ensure
you back up the
files.
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