Epson 2100Z Digital Camera User Manual

Digital Camera
Digital Camera
Getting Started
Taking Pictures
Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Making Camera Settings
Using Images on Your Computer
Camera Options and Accessories
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Specifications
Icons That Appear on the LCD Monitor
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This User’s Guide
Provides detailed information to help you set up and use your EPSON
PhotoPC 2100Z, and the optional products available from EPSON.
Also contains information on troubleshooting and installing the
software on the PhotoPC 2100Z Software CD-ROM included with
your PhotoPC 2100Z.
Online EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s
Guide
Included in the PhotoPC 2100Z Software CD-ROM, this guide
provides information on installing and using the EPSON Photo!4
software, which allows you to download photos from your camera to
your computer and to manage your photos. Includes instructions for
the other software utilities included on the software CD-ROM, such
as EPSON AutoDownloader which helps you download files in a
quick and organized way. Also includes information on contacting
customer support.
Online EPSON PhotoQuicker Reference Guide
This guide provides information on using the EPSON PhotoQuicker
software to print your photos. This guide is installed on your
computer when you install the EPSON PhotoQuicker software.
Online Help
Provides detailed information and instructions for using EPSON
Photo!4 and EPSON AutoDownloader. Online help is automatically
installed when you install EPSON Photo!4. See the online EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide for details on accessing online
help.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without
the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. No
patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information
contained herein. Neither is any liability assumed for damages
resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable
to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses,
costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result
of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s
operating and maintenance instructions.
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable against any
damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any
consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
PhotoPC is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. Macintosh
is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft and
Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation and has been
licensed to CFA (CompactFlash Association).
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 2001 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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This product conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
A NOTE CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE USE OF
COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
Like photocopiers, digital cameras can be misused by improperly
photographing copyrighted material. Unless acting on the advice of
a knowledgeable attorney, be responsible and respectful by obtaining
the permission of the copyright holder before photographing
published material.
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Introduction
PhotoPC 2100Z Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom users - use of options . . . . . . .
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For users in the United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For users in the United Kingdom,
Singapore, and Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 2100Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and removing a memory card . . . . . . . . .
Installing and replacing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the time and date for the first time. . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2 Taking Pictures
Getting Ready to Take Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD monitor overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the camera on and off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Using the optical and digital zoom features . . . . . . .35
Using the self timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Taking close-ups using the macro setting . . . . . . . . .38
Taking pictures against a bright background . . . . . .39
Taking high-resolution photos
using the HyPict feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Taking pictures to share over the Internet . . . . . . . .42
Taking pictures in low-light conditions. . . . . . . . . . .44
Using the white balance feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Using the optical zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Making other settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Chapter 3 Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Viewing Your Photos on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Displaying your photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Displaying nine photos at once. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Deleting Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Deleting individual photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Deleting all of the photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Making Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Selecting photos and specifying
the number of prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Making the print brightness setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Resetting the number of prints to zero . . . . . . . . . . .62
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Chapter 4 Making Camera Settings
Setting the Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the time and date setting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the display order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Beep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Using Images on Your Computer
System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Included Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the Software User’s Guides
on Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the EPSON Digital Camera
Software User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the EPSON PhotoQuicker
User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting and Disconnecting the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the camera to your computer . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting the camera
from your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6 Camera Options and Accessories
Using Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Inserting a memory card into
your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Copying files directly from
the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Formatting memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Using Rechargeable Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Using the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Chapter 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintaining the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Handling the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Cleaning the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Storing the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Maintaining the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Cleaning the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Storing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Disposing of batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Camera problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Picture problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
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Appendix A Specifications
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recorded image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Functional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PCMCIA Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional AC Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B Icons That Appear
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When Taking Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With the tool box open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With the bag open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When specifying the amount of prints
after taking a picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When Viewing Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With the tool box open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When magnifying a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When there are no photos
in the memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When specifying the amount of prints . . . . . . . . . . .
When selecting zero prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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When Making Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Camera setting menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
When setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
When formatting the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Status and Error Icons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Glossary
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Introduction
Your EPSON® PhotoPC™ 2100Z is a fun, easy-to-use digital
camera that enables you to take full-color pictures that you
can edit and print using your computer.
Colorful icons on the LCD monitor make the camera easy and
fun to use for the whole family.
Create interesting lifelike images to print and share with your
family and friends. Add color and visual appeal to your
letters, postcards, and cooking recipe cards. Share your
photos with world through e-mail and on the Internet.
The PhotoPC 2100Z comes with everything you need to get
started, including EPSON Photo!4 software that lets you
transfer pictures from the camera to your computer’s hard
disk. You can then edit, enhance, and organize your pictures,
and use them in various applications. For instructions on
using and installing EPSON Photo!4, see the online EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
PhotoPC 2100Z Features
The PhotoPC 2100Z has the following features.
❏ 2.18 megapixels
❏ 24-bit color image capture
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❏ High resolution output, up to 2160 × 1440 pixels when
using HyPict
❏ PRINT Image Matching support, which allows you to
achieve enhanced results when printing your photos with
a printer that supports the PRINT Image Matching system
❏ Built-in color LCD monitor for previewing and viewing
photos
❏ Macro photo format
❏ Optical × 2 and digital × 2.5 zoom
❏ Automatic or predefined white balance adjustment
❏ Automatic date and time recording for each photo
❏ Built-in flash with automatic flash, red-eye reduction, and
flash off options
❏ Self-timer (ten second delay)
❏ Automatic shut-off to save battery power
❏ EPSON Photo!4 software to transfer photos to your
computer and manage them
❏ EPSON AutoDownloader to help you organize your
downloads
❏ DPOF file format support, which lets you specify in
advance which photos to print and how many prints of
each photo to make
❏ File formats compatible with both Windows® and
Macintosh® applications
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Options
The following options are available from EPSON for the
PhotoPC 2100Z.
❏ CompactFlash™ memory card
(For information, contact your EPSON dealer.)
❏ AC Adapter (B867081, B867091, B867101, B867111,
B867121, B867131, B867141, B867151, B867161, B867171)
for use with a standard electrical outlet
❏ Power Pack (B81817✽, B818181, B818182) which includes:
Ni-MH Battery Charger
Four Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
❏ Package of four Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries (B81811✽)
Note:
❏ The asterisk acts as a substitute for the last digit of the product
number, which varies by country.
❏ The PhotoPC 2100Z comes with an 8 MB CompactFlash
memory card. For details on using this option, see “Using
Memory Cards” on page 85.
❏ The AC Adapter model EU-40 and Battery Charger model EU38 conform to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directives 73/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC.
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For United Kingdom users - use of options
EPSON (UK) LTD shall not be liable against any damage or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by EPSON (UK)
LTD.
Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using the camera, and
keep this guide handy for later reference. Follow all warnings
and instructions marked on the camera and options.
When using the camera
Note the following when using the camera.
❏ To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
cover of the camera or options. Do not open any
compartments except as instructed in this User's Guide.
❏ Do not insert objects into any openings.
❏ To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose the camera
or options to rain or moisture.
❏ To prevent fire or electric shock, do not cover the camera
with a blanket or other covering that may give off an
electric charge.
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❏ To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the camera where
flammable or volatile gas is stored.
❏ Do not use the camera outdoors during a thunderstorm.
❏ If the camera or optional equipment emits unusual noises,
odors, or smoke, cancel the current operation and turn the
device off immediately. Remove the batteries and/or
disconnect the AC adapter from the camera, then unplug
the AC adapter from the electrical outlet. Then contact
your EPSON dealer.
❏ To prevent possible injury, do not take flash pictures in
close proximity to anyone’s eyes.
❏ Only use the type of power source specified in this User's
Guide.
❏ Do not use damaged or frayed power cords.
❏ Remove the batteries and/or plug from the camera and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel in the
following circumstances:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the
camera or options; the camera or optional equipment have
been dropped or the case is damaged; the camera or
optional equipment do not operate normally or exhibit a
distinct change in performance.
❏ Never adjust controls that are not mentioned in the
operating instructions.
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❏ If you plan to use the camera and optional equipment in
Germany, observe the following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and overcurrent protection for these products, the building
installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 Amp circuit
breaker.
Bei Anschluss des Produkts an die Stromversorgung muss
sichergestellt werden, dass die Gebäudeinstallation mit
einem 10 A- oder 16 A-Sicherung abgesichert ist.
❏ If the liquid crystal solution contained in the display panel
or in the LCD monitor leaks out and gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If it gets into
your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
❏ Do not look at the sun through the viewfinder. Doing so
could damage your eyes.
When using the strap
Note the following when using the camera strap.
❏ Do not swing the camera about. Doing so could damage
the camera or other objects, or cause injury.
❏ Do not pull or tighten the strap too much when wearing
it. Doing so could cause serious injury.
❏ Keep the strap away from children.
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When using the batteries
Note the following when using batteries.
❏ Read all relevant safety and operating instructions before
using the batteries.
❏ Do not use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
❏ Do not charge primary (non-rechargeable) batteries.
❏ To avoid fire or electric shock, do not use batteries that are
leaking or damaged in any way.
❏ Be aware of electrical shock hazards.
❏ Do not handle the batteries with wet hands or use them
near water.
❏ Do not expose the batteries to water or high humidity.
❏ Keep batteries away from heat sources.
❏ Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate, or shortcircuit batteries.
❏ Do not place the batteries near or into fire or water.
❏ To protect against short-circuiting, do not remove the
outside sleeves of the batteries.
❏ Do not insert objects into any openings, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-circuit components.
❏ Prevent the batteries from coming into contact with metal
objects which could short-circuit the batteries, such as
coins or keys.
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❏ Do not insert batteries into wall outlets or other power
sources such as car cigarette lighter sockets.
❏ Do not solder lead wires or terminals directly to a battery.
❏ If battery acid gets into your eyes or on your skin,
immediately rinse the affected area thoroughly with water
and seek medical treatment. If a battery is swallowed, seek
medical treatment immediately.
For users in the United Kingdom
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Warning:
This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate for
the voltage, and check that the appliance voltage corresponds
to the supply voltage.
Important:
The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow — Earth
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
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As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance
may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
❏ The green and yellow wire must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or
with the earth symbol (G).
❏ The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the
plug marked with the letter N.
❏ The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the
plug marked with the letter L.
For users in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and
Hong Kong
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with fuses of the correct size and rating.
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips for the
operation of your camera and options.
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Chapter 1
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This chapter helps you to set up your PhotoPC 2100Z and
covers the following topics:
❏ Unpacking your PhotoPC 2100Z
❏ Getting familiar with the camera parts
❏ Installing the CompactFlash memory card
❏ Installing and replacing batteries
❏ Setting the time and date
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Unpacking Your PhotoPC 2100Z
Make sure that your camera box contains all of the items
shown below.
CD-ROM
(quantity varies by location)
camera
8 MB CompactFlash
alkaline batteries (4)
memory card
(installed in the camera)
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Camera Parts
Front
shutter button
timer light
viewfinder front
flash
AC adapter
connector
USB
Interface
connector
OPEN switch
lens
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After unpacking your PhotoPC 2100Z, take a few minutes to
learn about the components shown below.
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Back
viewfinder
indicator light
button
button
print
button
memory
card cover
LCD monitor
function button
button
button
MENU button
Bottom
tripod mount
connector
cover
memory card
EJECT switch
battery cover
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Indicator lights
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Light
Indication
Green (On)
The camera is warmed up and ready for
taking pictures.
Green
(Blinking)
The camera is warming up
(immediately after camera is turned
on).
The camera is auto focussing
(when shutter button is pressed
halfway).
The camera is changing the settings.
The camera is processing an image.
The camera is communicating with the
computer.
The flash is warming up.
Orange (On)
The LCD monitor has turned off
automatically to save power.
Orange
(Blinking)
The camera is on and connected to the
computer.
The camera has automatically shut off
to save power.
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The camera has an indicator light beside the viewfinder. It
turns on and blinks in different colors to guide you through
the picture-taking process, or to indicate the status of the
camera. See below for details.
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A memory card is not inserted.
Insufficient space in memory card to
take a picture.
Low battery.
Red (On)
Error. Try to turn the camera off and
back on. If the red light is still on, contact
your EPSON dealer for servicing.
Setting up Your Camera
This section explains how to install the batteries and a
memory card in your camera, and set the time and date for
setup. Replacing the batteries is also explained.
Installing and removing a memory card
You cannot take pictures unless a CompactFlash memory card
is inserted in your camera.
Your camera comes with a memory card already inserted. If
you need to remove or insert the memory card, follow these
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1. Make sure the lens cover is closed and the indicator light
next to the viewfinder is off.
Caution:
Never remove or insert a memory card while the camera
is on. The card may be damaged and the data in the card
may be lost.
2. Open the memory card cover.
memory card cover
3. To insert the card, make sure that the front of the card and
the back of the camera are facing the same direction, then
insert the card all the way into the memory card slot.
front of
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To remove the card, slide the EJECT switch on the bottom
of the camera. Then, remove the card and close the cover.
memory card EJECT switch
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Caution:
❏ Never remove a memory card while the camera is on.
Doing so may cause data in the card to be lost or
damaged.
❏ Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight, or
in places that are extremely hot, humid, or dusty.
❏ For detailed information on the optional memory card,
see “Using Memory Cards” on page 85.
Installing and replacing the batteries
Your PhotoPC 2100Z comes with four AA (IEC LR6) alkaline
batteries. See the following sections for details on installing and
replacing them. See “Maintaining the Batteries” on page 99, for
information on cleaning, storing, and disposing of the batteries.
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Caution:
❏ Do not use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
❏ Always use batteries from the same package. Do not mix
old and new batteries.
❏ Be sure to turn the camera off before removing the
batteries.
Note:
❏ Do not leave batteries in the camera for a long time without using
it. See “Storing the batteries” on page 100 for storage
instructions.
❏ You can also use optional Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (Model
EU-24). For more information on rechargeable batteries, see
“Using Rechargeable Batteries” on page 91.
Installing the batteries
Before installing the batteries, be sure to read the safety
instructions outlined in “When using the batteries” on page 7.
Make sure that the camera is turned off as shown below (the
lens cover is not open) and the indicator light next to the
viewfinder is off. Follow the steps below to install or replace
the batteries.
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1. Turn the camera upside down with the lens facing you.
Slide and open the battery cover as shown below.
2. Insert four batteries into the compartment, positioning the
+ and - ends as shown below.
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❏ Do not use different types of batteries together. Doing
so could cause fire or explosion.
❏ Do not carry loose batteries in your pockets.
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3. Lower the battery cover shut and hold it down while you
slide and lock it, as shown below.
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Replacing the batteries
If the batteries are almost out of power, the
,
, and
icons appear in turn on the LCD monitor or the camera makes
a sound, or both. If the batteries are out of power, the camera
turns off automatically. Be sure to replace all four batteries at
the same time. Use either of the following battery types.
Single-use AA (IEC LR6) alkaline batteries
Rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries
Note:
❏ The battery status is always displayed at the top right corner of
the LCD monitor.
Indicates sufficient battery power.
Indicates moderate battery power. Make sure you have new
batteries on hand.
Indicates low battery power. Replace with new batteries.
❏ If the batteries are not clean, the camera may not work correctly.
See “Cleaning the batteries” on page 99.
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❏ Battery life varies depending on battery type and manufacturer.
❏ If you use rechargeable Ni-MH batteries in the PhotoPC 2100Z,
make sure that all four batteries are fully charged when you
replace them. If you find that your batteries run out soon after
recharging them a number of times, make sure that you
discharge the batteries completely before recharging them.
❏ Ni-MH rechargeable batteries with a battery charger can be
purchased from EPSON.
Now you are ready to turn on the camera.
Setting the time and date for the first time
Follow the steps below to set the time and date the first time
you turn on the camera.
Note:
❏ If you remove the batteries from the camera, the time and date
settings will be erased after approximately four days (after using
the camera for at least one day).
❏ If the time and date settings are erased, the date and time appear
on the LCD monitor as shown in step 2 below. Follow the
instructions from step 2 to make the settings again.
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1. Slide the OPEN switch in the direction shown below to
turn the camera on.
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Slide the OPEN switch in the
direction of the arrow to
turn the camera on.
2. The date and time appear
on the LCD monitor as
shown on the right. The
month, day, and year are
displayed with the month
highlighted.
3. Press the function button and the
value of the highlighted item.
button to change the
4. After you finish making settings, highlight a different item
by pressing W and T on the
button.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you finish making the date and
time settings.
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6. After you are finished making the date and time settings,
press the
button.
Note:
To change the setting, or the order that the date is displayed, see
“Setting the Time and Date” on page 65.
You are now ready to take pictures. See the next chapter for
instructions on taking pictures.
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Chapter 2
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Taking Pictures
Getting Ready to Take Pictures
This section gives you an overview of the camera’s buttons
and LCD monitor, and explains how to turn your camera on
and off.
Note:
EPSON is not responsible for any photos you may lose while using
our products and software. Make sure that your camera is working
normally before taking important pictures.
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Taking Pictures
Using the PhotoPC 2100Z to take pictures is similar to using
a traditional “point and shoot” camera. This chapter explains
how to take pictures with the LCD monitor and the
viewfinder, and how to use the camera’s picture-taking
features.
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Buttons overview
There are seven buttons on the back of your PhotoPC 2100Z.
These buttons are for making various settings and for using
the different features of the camera.
In this user’s guide, the buttons are named as follows.
button
button
print button
button
function button
button
MENU button
LCD monitor overview
You can use the LCD monitor to see an image preview when
taking pictures, viewing the pictures you took, and to make
various settings.
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At certain times, icons and other indicators appear in the LCD
monitor as shown below. For more information, see “Taking
Pictures Using the LCD monitor” on page 31.
setting icons
focus frame
bag
(contains icons)
other icons
tool box
(contains icons)
Turning the camera on and off
Read the following sections to turn the camera on and off.
Turning the camera on
There are two ways to turn the camera on depending on
whether you want to take pictures or view those you have
previously taken.
Note:
Be sure the memory card is installed in the camera before turning
the camera on. For installation instructions, see “Installing and
removing a memory card” on page 16.
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To take pictures, slide the OPEN switch in the direction shown
below.
Slide the OPEN switch in the
direction of the arrow to turn the
camera on.
The lens extends and the indicator light next to the viewfinder
on the back of the camera briefly blinks green, and then stays
on. A live preview image appears on the LCD monitor.
To view pictures you have previously taken, press the
button on the back of the camera. The indicator light next to
the viewfinder briefly blinks green and then stays on. The
LCD monitor shows the picture you took last. For more
information on playing back your photos, see “Viewing Your
Photos on the LCD Monitor” on page 53.
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❏ If the following icons appear on the LCD monitor after you press
the
button, there are no photos saved in the camera’s memory
card.
❏ Once the lens cover is open and the camera is on, you can press
the
button to switch between taking new pictures and
viewing photos saved in the memory card.
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Note:
❏ If the following appears on the LCD monitor when you turn the
camera on, see “Setting the time and date for the first time” on
page 22.
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Turning the camera off
To turn the camera off, first slide the OPEN switch in the
direction shown below, if necessary.
Slide the OPEN switch in the
direction of the arrow to
turn the camera off.
If the LCD monitor or the indicator light next to the viewfinder
remains on, press the
button on the back of the camera
once. The LCD monitor turns off and the indicator light next
to the viewfinder on the back of the camera briefly blinks and
then goes off.
Automatic shut-off feature
Your camera saves battery power by shutting off when idle
for a certain period of time. Before the camera shuts off, the
,
, and
icons appear in succession on the LCD
monitor, then the LCD monitor turns off. Depending on the
amount of time the camera is idle, the indicator light goes off,
and the lens retracts.
To turn the camera back on when the lens is extended, press
any button on the camera. The camera returns to the status it
was in before it automatically shut off.
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Note:
If the camera is connected to a computer, the automatic shut-off
feature does not turn the camera off automatically.
Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor
By using the LCD monitor, you can get a good idea of what
the image will look like before taking pictures and confirm
image quality immediately after taking pictures. Use the LCD
monitor when you want to take pictures using the digital
zoom feature or the macro setting.
Follow these steps to take pictures using the LCD monitor.
1. Slide the OPEN switch to extend the lens. A live preview
appears on the LCD monitor. Center the subject of your
photo in the LCD monitor.
Note:
❏ You can turn the LCD monitor’s icon display off by pressing
the MENU button once. To turn the icon display back on,
press the MENU button twice.
❏ Hold the camera steadily with both hands and keep it still
for a few moments after you press the shutter button.
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To turn the camera back on when the lens is retracted, either
press the
button or slide the OPEN switch to open the lens
cover. Otherwise, slide the OPEN switch to close the lens
cover, then slide it again to open the lens cover and turn the
camera back on.
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❏ Make sure that you are not blocking the areas around the
lens, flash, and timer light with your finger, the strap,
clothing, or other objects.
2. Hold the shutter button
halfway down to lock the
auto focus. The focus is
locked when the indicator
light next to the viewfinder
stops blinking and the focus
frame on the LCD monitor
changes from white to
green. If you wish, you can
now reposition the subject
off-center while keeping it
in focus.
3. Hold the camera still while
depressing the shutter
button fully to take the
picture. Then release the
shutter button.
After you take the picture,
appears on the bottom left
of the LCD monitor and the indicator light next to the
viewfinder blinks. At this time, you can specify the
number of prints by pressing the
print button. To take
another picture, press the function button, then repeat
steps 2 and 3.
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Note:
For more information on specifying the number of prints, see
“Making Print Settings” on page 58.
Setting the flash
You can choose between three flash settings: Flash Auto, Flash
Off, and Red-eye Reduction. To change the setting, follow the
steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
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After you are finished taking pictures, you can view the
pictures you took, delete them, and make print settings.
See Chapter 3, “Viewing and Managing Your Photos”.
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2. Press the function button repeatedly under the flash
setting icon to select the appropriate icon. See the table
below for function descriptions.
Flash Auto
The flash fires whenever
more lighting is needed.
Flash Off
The flash does not fire even
when more lighting is
needed. Use this setting for
special effects or when
using a flash is prohibited.
Red-eye
Reduction
Before firing, the flash
flickers briefly to reduce the
red-eye effect. The flash
only fires whenever more
lighting is needed.
3. Once you are finished setting the flash, take a picture.
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Using the optical and digital zoom features
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press T on the
W to zoom out.
button to zoom in on your subject, and
3. The green and yellow bars
indicate the current zoom
status, moving to the right
when you press T on the
button to zoom in, and
to the left when you press W to
zoom out. To use the digital
zoom feature, hold down the T
on the
button until the
yellow bar appears. A yellow
frame appears around the
previewed image.
green bar
yellow bar
The yellow bar
indicates that the
digital zoom feature
is being used.
4. Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and take a picture.
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You can capture a smaller portion of your subject at a higher
magnification using the zoom feature. When taking pictures
with the LCD monitor, you can use the digital zoom in
addition to the optical zoom to seamlessly magnify the image
by as much as five times.
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Note:
❏ You cannot use the digital zoom feature when taking pictures
using the viewfinder.
❏ Photos taken using the digital zoom feature take more time to be
processed.
Using the self timer
You can take a picture of yourself easily by using the
self timer. The self timer creates a 10-second delay
between the time you press the shutter button and the
time the picture is taken. Follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press the
button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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button. The
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icon moves to the left side of
button again. The icon goes
5. Press the shutter button to start the self timer. The camera
beeps and icons appear on the LCD monitor to indicate the
countdown, and the red timer light on the front of the
camera starts blinking.
Note:
❏ To cancel the self timer setting, press the shutter button or
slide the OPEN switch to close the lens cover during the
countdown.
❏ If you want the camera to be silent during the countdown,
see “Setting the Beep” on page 69 to turn off the camera’s
sound.
6. A picture is taken automatically after the countdown ends.
Note:
You can take pictures using the viewfinder instead of the LCD
monitor. See “Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page 47.
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Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
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Taking close-ups using the macro setting
Use the macro feature for taking close-ups. This setting
allows you to take pictures of subjects 30 to 50
centimeters away from the camera.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press the button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
button
3. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
macro icon.
Select this icon
with the red
frame.
4. Press the
button. The
macro icon moves to the left
side of the LCD monitor, and the LCD monitor becomes
enclosed in a green frame.
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
button again. The icon goes
5. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
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Note:
You cannot use the macro feature when taking pictures using the
view finder.
If the background is excessively bright, use the
backlight setting to avoid making the subject of the
photo appear too dark. Follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press the button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
button
3. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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icon with the
red frame.
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4. Press the
button. The
the LCD monitor.
icon moves to the left side of
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
button again. The icon goes
5. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
Note:
You can take pictures using the viewfinder instead of the LCD
monitor. See “Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page 47.
Taking high-resolution photos using the HyPict
feature
By default, your PhotoPC 2100Z takes pictures that are
fit for printing with a resolution of 1800 × 1200 pixels.
You can also take pictures that have a higher resolution of
2160 × 1440 pixels. These photos have higher detail, and more
time is required for your camera or computer to process these
photos. To take high-resolution photos, follow the steps
below.
Note:
❏ To take photos with a smaller file size fit for sending over the
Internet, see “Taking pictures to share over the Internet” on page
42.
❏ To prepare photos for printing, see “Making Print Settings” on
page 58.
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1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
2. Press the button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
3. Press the
button until the
red frame appears around
the
bag.
4. Press the
button. The
icons appear.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
bag opens and some other
5. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
6. Press the
button. The
the LCD monitor.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
icon moves to the left side of
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
button again. The icon goes
7. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
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Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
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Note:
You can take pictures using the viewfinder instead of the LCD
monitor. See “Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page 47.
Taking pictures to share over the Internet
By default, your PhotoPC 2100Z takes pictures that are
fit for printing with a resolution of 1800 × 1200 pixels.
You can also take pictures that have a smaller resolution of
720 × 480 pixels, which are ideal for sharing over the Internet
via e-mail. To take pictures at this resolution, follow the steps
below.
Note:
❏ To take pictures at a higher resolution of 2160 × 1440 pixels, see
“Taking high-resolution photos using the HyPict feature” on
page 40.
❏ You cannot make the settings below when using the HyPict
resolution feature. To cancel the HyPict setting, see “Taking
high-resolution photos using the HyPict feature” on page 40.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
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2. Press the button. The
box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
2
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button
3. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
bag.
4. Press the
button. The
icons appear.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
bag opens and some other
button
5. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
6. Press the
button. The
the LCD monitor
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
icon moves to the left side of
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
button again. The icon goes
7. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
Note:
You can take pictures using the viewfinder instead of the LCD
monitor. See “Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page 47.
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Taking pictures in low-light conditions
Follow the steps below for best results in low-light
conditions, such as when taking pictures of a
nightscape or under insufficient room light. More time
is required to take a picture with this setting.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press the button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
button until the
3. Press the
red frame appears around
the
tool bag.
4. Press the
button. The
icons appear.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
bag opens and some other
button
5. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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button. The
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icon moves to the left side of
button again. The icon goes
7. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
Note:
❏ If you want to take a picture of a person or persons in a
nightscape, set the flash function to
(auto) to capture both
the images of your subject and the background. We recommend
that you use tripod for stability.
❏ Set the flash function to
(off) when you want to capture only
the image of a nightscape.
❏ You can take pictures using the viewfinder instead of the LCD
monitor. See “Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page
47.
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Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
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Using the white balance feature
The EPSON PhotoPC 2100Z adjusts the balance of
colors automatically. If you want to make the colors in
your photos appear more realistic, use the white
balance setting as follows.
For example, turn the white balance setting on when taking
pictures at dusk to increase the reddish color tones in your
images, or when you want to capture the atmosphere of room
lamps or candles. However, to avoid a green tone in your
photos, do not turn the white balance setting on when taking
pictures under white light.
To turn the white balance setting on, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press the button. The
tool box opens, other icons
appear above it, and a red
frame appears around the
tool box.
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4. Press the
button. The
icons appear.
Select this icon
with the red frame.
2
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button
3. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
tool bag.
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button
5. Press the
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
6. Press the
button. The
the LCD monitor.
Select this icon
with the red
frame.
icon moves to the left side of
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
back to the right.
button again. The icon goes
7. Once you are finished making the setting, take a picture.
Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder
Use the viewfinder instead of the LCD monitor when taking
pictures to save battery power and hold the camera steady
while pressing the shutter button.
Follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover. A live preview appears on the LCD
monitor.
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2. Press the MENU button twice to turn the LCD monitor off.
3. Wait until the indicator light beside the viewfinder comes
on.
4. Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject in the focus frame.
Note:
❏ Hold the camera steadily with both hands and keep it still
for a few moments after you press the shutter button.
❏ Make sure that you are not blocking the areas around the
lens, flash, and timer light with your finger, the strap,
clothing, or other objects.
❏ The visible frame in the viewfinder indicates the
approximate area that is captured in the photo.
5. Hold the shutter button
halfway down to lock the
auto focus. The focus is
locked when the indicator
light next to the viewfinder
stops blinking. If you wish,
you can now reposition the
subject off-center while
keeping it in focus.
6. Hold the camera still while
depressing the shutter
button fully to take the
picture. Then release the
shutter button.
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Note:
❏ For more information on specifying the number of prints,
see “Making Print Settings” on page 58.
❏ After you are finished taking pictures, you can view the
pictures you took, delete them, and make print settings. See
Chapter 3 “Viewing and Managing Your Photos”.
Setting the flash
You can choose between three flash functions: Flash Auto,
Flash Off, and Red-eye Reduction. To change the setting,
follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
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After you take the picture, the LCD monitor comes on
momentarily, displaying the picture you just took, and
appears on the bottom left of the LCD monitor. At this
time, you can specify the number of prints by pressing the
print button. To take another picture, press the function
button, then repeat steps 4 through 6.
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2. Press the function button repeatedly under the flash
setting icon to select the appropriate icon. See the table
below for function descriptions.
Flash Auto
The flash fires whenever
more lighting is needed.
Flash Off
The flash does not fire even
when more lighting is
needed. Use this setting for
special effects or when
using a flash is prohibited.
Red-eye
Reduction
Before firing, the flash flicks
briefly to reduce the red-eye
effect. The flash only fires
whenever more lighting is
needed.
3. Once you are finished setting the flash, press the MENU
button twice to turn the LCD monitor off.
4. Look through the viewfinder to take the picture.
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Using the optical zoom feature
1. Turn on the camera by sliding the OPEN switch to open
the lens cover.
Note:
For more information on turning on the camera, see “Turning
the camera on and off” on page 27.
2. Press T on the
out.
button to zoom in, and W to zoom
3. Once you are finished setting the zoom, press the MENU
button twice to turn the LCD monitor off.
4. Look through the viewfinder to take the picture.
Note:
You cannot use the digital zoom feature when taking pictures using
the viewfinder. For more information, see “Using the optical and
digital zoom features” on page 35.
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You can capture a smaller portion of your subject at a higher
magnification using the zoom feature.
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Making other settings
When taking pictures using the viewfinder, you can use many
of the same features that are available when taking pictures
using the LCD monitor. To use these features, you must first
make settings using the LCD monitor. Once you have made
the desired settings, press the MENU button twice to turn off
the LCD monitor, and then take pictures using the viewfinder.
The settings you made using the LCD monitor will be
reflected in the pictures you take using the viewfinder.
See below to find instructions on using the feature of your
choice.
Note:
You cannot use the macro or the digital zoom features when taking
pictures with the viewfinder
Self timer
See “Using the self timer” on page 36.
Bright
background
See “Taking pictures against a bright
background” on page 39.
High-resolution
See “Taking high-resolution photos using the
HyPict feature” on page 40.
E-mail size
See “Taking pictures to share over the
Internet” on page 42.
Low-light
See “Taking pictures in low-light conditions”
on page 44.
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Chapter 3
Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Viewing Your Photos on the LCD Monitor
See the following sections to view photos on your camera’s
memory card, follow the steps below.
Displaying your photos
To display the photos saved in the camera’s memory card,
follow the steps below.
1. Press the
button. The last photo you took is displayed
on the LCD monitor.
Note:
❏ If a live preview image is displayed, press the
view the last photo you took.
button to
❏ If the
and
icons appear in turn on the LCD monitor,
there are no photos saved in the emory card.
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This chapter explains how to view photos on your camera’s
LCD monitor. It also includes explanations for deleting
photos, and for making print settings.
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2. Press T on the
button to see the next photo, and W
to see the previous photo.
Note:
The indicator light blinks green until the photo is displayed.
3. To stop viewing the photos, press the
button.
Note:
If the lens on your camera is extended, you can take a picture
afterwards. If it is not extended, the camera is off.
Displaying nine photos at once
The PhotoPC 2100Z’s monitor can display nine photos at once.
To view nine photos at once, follow the steps below.
1. Press the
button to display your photos. See
“Displaying your photos” on page 53.
The LCD monitor appears
as shown on the right.
2. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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3. Press the
button. After the indicator light blinks green,
the LCD shows nine photos.
3
button again.
4. To select the next photo, press T on the
the previous photo, press W.
5. To exit the multi-display, press the
button. For
button.
If you make other settings, you can switch back to viewing
one photo at a time. Press the
button to select the
icon,
then press the
button.
Magnifying photos
You can view a magnified version of the photos saved
in your camera on the LCD monitor. Follow the steps
below.
1. Press the
button to display your photos. See
“Displaying your photos” on page 53.
The last photo you took appears on the LCD monitor.
2. Select the photo you want to magnify using the
button. To select the next photo, press T. For the previous
photo, press W.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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button.
5. The
icon appears at the
top of the LCD monitor.
This icon indicates that the
center part of the photo is
magnified now.
The white part of
this icon shows the
magnified part.
6. To change the magnified area, press T (to the right) or W
(to the left) on the
button. Press the function button
to go up or the
button to go down.
7. To exit the magnified display, press the
button.
Deleting Photos
You can delete one photo or all of the photos at once using the
LCD monitor.
Deleting individual photos
To delete photos saved in your memory card one at a
time, follow the steps below.
1. Press the
button to display your photos. See
“Displaying your photos” on page 53. The last photo you
took appears on the LCD monitor.
2. Select the photo you want to delete using the
button. To select the next photo, press T. For the previous
photo, press W.
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3. Press the function button under the
and
icons appear in turn.
4. Press the
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,
,
button to delete the selected photo.
Deleting all of the photos
To delete all of the photos stored on the memory card
in your camera at once, follow these steps.
1. Press the
button to display your photos. See
“Displaying your photos” on page 53. The last photo you
took appears on the LCD monitor. You can also erase all
the data in the memory card by formatting the memory
card. See “Formatting memory cards” on page 89.
2. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
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frame.
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Note:
To cancel this setting, press the function button under the
icon.
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,
, and
Note:
❏ To cancel the operation, press the
icon.
icons appear in
button next to the
❏ You can also erase all the data in the memory card by
formatting the memory card. See “Formatting memory
cards” on page 89.
4. Press the function button to delete all photos. All photos
are deleted and the
and
icons appear in turn to
signify that there are no photos in the memory card.
Note:
All photos in the card are deleted, including any photos that were
locked using EPSON Photo!4 or a different EPSON camera.
Making Print Settings
You can use your PhotoPC 2100Z to make settings that
determine how your photos are printed. After you select
which photos you want to print, you can make the following
settings:
❏ The number of prints for each selected photo
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❏ Brightness setting
These brightness setting is recorded in each image file as
PRINT Image Matching information. This information can
be used by printers that support the PRINT Image
Matching system for enhanced printing results.
PRINT Image Matching is a new standard that allows
digital cameras to record special information about the
photos it takes and relay that information seamlessly to a
printer compatible with this standard. Your PhotoPC
2100Z records this special information in each JPEG photo
it takes. By using a printer that is also compatible with the
PRINT Image Matching system, you can achieve printing
results that were previously unattainable.
Note:
PRINT Image Matching information does not change the image
data or the way the image is displayed on a computer screen.
To make these settings, see the following sections.
Note:
To print the photos on your memory card, see the online EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
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The settings for the number of prints are saved in a Digital
Print Order Format (DPOF) file on the camera’s memory
card. You can apply these settings when using a printer or
printing application that supports the DPOF standard.
Also, in some countries you will find print shops that
support this standard and can print according to the
settings in your DPOF file. Using the DPOF file to relay
these settings to your printer, printing application, or print
shop helps make printing quick and easy.
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Selecting photos and specifying the number of
prints
You can use the
print button on the back of the camera to
select a photo to be printed, and to specify the number of
prints. Follow the steps below.
1. Press the
button to display your photos. See
“Displaying your photos” on page 53. The last photo you
took appears on the LCD monitor.
2. Select the photo you want to make print settings for using
the
button. To select the next photo, press T. For
the previous photo, press W.
Note:
To make selecting photos easier, you can display nine photos at
once. See “Displaying nine photos at once” on page 54.
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Note:
❏ The total number of photos to be printed is displayed in the
top right corner of the LCD monitor as shown below.
9
❏ When the total number exceeds 99, the icon changes as
shown below.
4. To select zero prints, hold down the
print button
momentarily, or push the button again if there are nine
prints specified.
Making the print brightness setting
Use this setting to make your photo to look brighter when it
is printed. This setting only affects the quality of the printout
when you use a printer that supports the PRINT Image
Matching system.
Note:
❏ This setting only affects the quality of the printout when you use
a printer that supports the PRINT Image Matching system.
❏ This setting does not affect the image data, or the quality of the
image when it is displayed on a computer monitor.
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3. Press the
print button once to specify one print for that
photo. Press the button again to increase the number of
prints. You can specify up to nine prints per photo. The
number of prints appears with an icon
1 (through
9)
in the top left corner of the LCD monitor.
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❏ The brightness of the image on the LCD monitor changes
when you change the brightness setting. This
approximates the effect the setting will have when printed
by a printer that supports the PRINT Image Matching
system.
1. Press the
button. The last photo you took appears on
the LCD monitor.
2. Select the photo you want to make brightness settings for
using the
button. To select the next photo, press T.
For the previous photo, press W.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
4. Press the
button to make the setting. The
appears at the top of the LCD monitor.
Note:
To cancel this setting, press the
icon
button again.
Resetting the number of prints to zero
If you have specified a number of prints for one of more
photos in the camera’s memory card, you can reset the
number of prints to zero for individual photos, or for all
photos at once.
See the appropriate section below for instructions.
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Note:
To specify the number of prints for a selected photo, see “Selecting
photos and specifying the number of prints” on page 60.
3
Follow the steps below to specify zero prints for one photo at
a time.
1. Press the
button to view the photos in the camera’s
memory card.
2. Use the
button to select the photo whose print
setting you want to change. Press W to view the previous
photo, or T to view the next photo.
Note:
❏ To make selecting photos easier, you can display nine photos
at once. See “Displaying nine photos at once” on page 54.
❏ Once you have selected a photo, you can select zero prints by
holding down the print button for a few seconds.
3. After you have selected
the photo, press the
button repeatedly until the
red frame appears around
the
icon.
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
4. Press the
button to change the number of prints for the
selected photo to zero. The icon and the number on the top
of the LCD monitor disappear.
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Specifying zero prints for individual photos
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Specifying zero prints for all photos
Follow the steps below to specify zero prints for all photos in
the memory card at once.
1. Press the
button. The last photo you took appears on
the LCD monitor.
2. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
green
icon.
3. Press the
turn.
button. The
Select this
icon with the
red frame.
,
Note:
To cancel the operation, press the
, and
icons appear in
button next to the
icon.
4. Press the
button below the
icon. The
and
icons appear in turn to signify that the number of prints
for all photos will be set to zero if you continue.
5. Press the function button below the
icon to change the
number of prints to zero for all the photos in the memory
card.
6. Press the
button.
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Chapter 4
Making Camera Settings
Setting the Time and Date
If the memory for the time and date are deleted, or if you want
to change them, you can set them as follows.
Changing the time and date setting
Note:
❏ If the batteries are removed from the camera for an extended
period, the time and date settings will be erased. For
instructions, see “Setting the time and date for the first time”
on page 22.
❏ The following steps show the date displayed in the
month/day/year format.
1. Slide the OPEN switch to turn the camera on.
2. While pressing the
button, press the function button.
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You can change the time and date settings, and specify the
order in which date is displayed. See the following sections.
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The LCD monitor appears
as shown on the right.
3. Press the
button. The
date and time appear on the
LCD monitor as shown on
the right. The month, day,
and year are displayed with
the month highlighted.
Note:
To go back, press the
button again.
4. Press the function button and the
value of the highlighted item.
button to change the
5. After you finish making settings, highlight a different item
by pressing W and T on the
button.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you finish making the date and
time settings.
7. After you are finished making the date and time settings,
press the
button.
8. Press the function button.
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Note:
The flash setting may change while making the above settings. To
change the flash setting back, see “Setting the flash” on page 33.
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You can change the order that the year, month, and
day are displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor.
Follow the steps below.
1. Slide the OPEN switch to turn the camera on.
2. While pressing the
button, press the function button.
The LCD monitor appears
as shown on the right.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
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frame to this
icon.
Making Camera Settings
Changing the display order
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4. Press the
button to change the order that the date is
displayed. The order at the top of the LCD monitor
changes as well as the selected icon. You can choose
between the following orders.
Note:
The flash setting may change while making the above settings.
To change the flash setting back, see “Setting the flash” on page
33.
Order of date display
Icon
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
Year/Month/Day
5. After you finish making the setting, press the function
button.
Note:
You must reset the time and date if the camera is unplugged and the
batteries are removed for more than four days.
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Setting the Beep
You can choose from three types of beep settings.
Make the settings as follows and see the table for
descriptions.
2. While pressing the
button, press the function button.
The LCD monitor appears
as shown on the right.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
4. Press the
Move the red
frame to this
icon.
button until you see the setting you prefer.
Always
Sounds are made when you
press any button on the
camera, including the
shutter button.
Shutter only
Sounds are made only when
you press the shutter button
and when you use the self
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1. Slide the OPEN switch to turn the camera on.
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No sounds are made.
Note:
To go back to the previous screen on the LCD monitor, press the
function button.
5. After you finish making the setting, press the
then press the function button.
button,
Note:
The flash setting may change while making the above settings. To
change the flash setting back, see “Setting the flash” on page 33.
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Chapter 5
Using Images on Your Computer
❏ System requirements for your computer
❏ Included EPSON software
❏ Viewing the EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide
on your computer for instructions on software installation
❏ Connecting and disconnecting the camera to your
computer
Note:
For information on using the EPSON camera software, see the
online EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
For information on printing photos with EPSON PhotoQuicker, see
the online EPSON PhotoQuicker User’s Guide.
System Requirements
Before connecting your PhotoPC 2100Z digital camera to your
computer and running the digital camera software, make sure
that your computer meets the following system requirements.
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This chapter explains how to transfer your photos from the
camera’s memory card to your computer. The following
topics are covered.
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For Windows
The system requirements for using the PhotoPC 2100Z with
Windows are as follows:
USB port (TYPE A receptacle)
At least 48 MB RAM
(64 MB when using EPSON PhotoQuicker)
Hard disk drive with at least 50 MB of free space
(170 MB when using EPSON PhotoQuicker)
VGA monitor with at least a 256-color display
Microsoft® Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98,
or Windows 2000 pre-installed
For Macintosh
The system requirements for using the PhotoPC 2100Z with
Macintosh computers are as follows:
Power PC G3 processor or higher
Apple® Macintosh with built-in USB port
48 MB RAM
(128 MB when using EPSON PhotoQuicker together with
EPSON Photo!4)
Hard disk drive with at least 50 MB free space
(170 MB when using EPSON PhotoQuicker)
Monitor with a minimum resolution of 640 × 480
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Macintosh OS 8.5.1 to OS 9.1
Note:
The included software cannot be used with the Multiple Users
function of Mac OS 9.
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The EPSON Camera Software CD-ROM that comes with your
PhotoPC 2100Z digital camera contains the following EPSON
software.
❏ PhotoPC 2100Z USB driver
Driver necessary to connect your camera to your computer
(except for Windows 2000 and Mac OS 9).
❏ EPSON Photo!4
Software for viewing and managing the images you
capture with your PhotoPC 2100Z.
❏ EPSON CameraStarter
Utility that starts automatically when you connect your
camera to your computer and provides you with a
convenient way to launch EPSON AutoDownloader and
EPSON PhotoQuicker.
(Automatically installed with EPSON Photo!4.)
❏ EPSON AutoDownloader
Utility that provides you with a quick and organized way
to transfer your photos from the camera to your computer.
(Automatically installed with EPSON Photo!4.)
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❏ EPSON CardMonitor
Utility that enables EPSON CameraStarter to start
automatically by detecting when the camera is connected
to your computer, or when the memory card is inserted
into a PC Card slot.
❏ EPSON PhotoQuicker
Software for printing your images.
❏ Adobe Acrobat Reader
Software necessary for viewing the included EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
Installing the Software
To install the necessary software, see the online EPSON Digital
Camera Software User’s Guide. For instructions on viewing this
manual, see “Accessing the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide” on page 75.
Note:
Be sure to install all the software before you connect your camera to
your computer.
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Viewing the Software User’s Guides on Your
Computer
For information on installing and using the included software,
view the following user’s guides on your computer.
See the sections below to view these manuals.
Accessing the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide
Follow the steps below to view the online digital camera
software manual.
For Windows
1. Turn on the computer and insert the included PhotoPC
2100Z Camera Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
If a dialog box prompts you to select a language, click the
appropriate language, then click
.
2. The EPSON Installation Program dialog box appears.
.
Select View PDF Manual, then click
Note:
If the EPSON Installation Program dialog box does not appear,
double-click the My Computer icon. Click the CD-ROM icon,
then select Open from the File menu. Then double-click
Setup.exe.
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EPSON PhotoQuicker User’s Guide
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3. Follow the on-screen instructions to view the manual.
Note:
If Acrobat Reader is not installed in your computer, or an outof-date version is installed, the on-screen instructions will guide
you through the installation of a current version of Acrobat
Reader.
On a Macintosh
1. Turn on the computer and insert the included PhotoPC
2100Z Camera Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
In the EPSON folder that appears on your computer’s
desktop, double-click the English icon.
Note:
If the EPSON folder does not appear on your desktop, doubleclick the EPSON icon on your desktop.
2. Double-click the Manual folder.
Note:
If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not yet installed on your computer,
double-click the Acrobat Reader folder, then double-click the
Reader installer icon and follow the on-screen instructions to
install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
3. Double-click the EPSON Software User’s Guide.PDF file
to view the manual.
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Accessing the EPSON PhotoQuicker User’s Guide
The online EPSON PhotoQuicker User’s Guide is installed
automatically when you install the EPSON PhotoQuicker
software. Follow the steps below to view the manual.
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For Windows
On a Macintosh
Double-click the EPSON PhotoQuicker3.X folder on your
hard drive, then double-click the EPSON PhotoQuicker
User’s Manual icon.
Connecting and Disconnecting the Camera
Use the USB cable included with your camera to connect the
camera to the computer. When your camera is connected, you
can download or copy your photo files to the computer, or
upload photo files saved in the computer to the memory card.
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Click Start, point to Programs, then to EPSON
PhotoQuicker, and then click EPSON PhotoQuicker3.X
User’s Guide.
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Connecting the camera to your computer
You can connect your PhotoPC 2100Z to a computer using the
USB cable.
Before connecting your camera, make sure that the USB driver
is installed in your computer (except for Windows 2000 and
Mac OS 9). For installation instructions, see the online EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
Note:
❏ Make sure the camera’s batteries have enough power before
connecting the camera to your computer. If the camera turns off
automatically because of low battery power while connected,
your computer may function incorrectly. EPSON highly
recommends using the optional AC adapter whenever you
connect the camera to your computer.
❏ Make sure a memory card is inserted in your camera. Otherwise,
a connection will not be established.
❏ When the camera is connected to the computer, only the
button on the camera is enabled, and the camera’s automatic
power save feature is disabled.
❏ Although you can connect the USB cable at any time, EPSON
recommends connecting it in the manner described below.
❏ If the EPSON software does not recognize the camera when it is
connected, see the troubleshooting chapter in the online EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide for more information.
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To connect the camera, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Plug the cable connector into the USB port on your
computer or the port on the USB hub connected directly
to your computer.
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USB cable
Caution:
Be sure to use the USB cable that comes with your camera
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3. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera and
insert the other end of the USB cable into the interface
connector as shown below. Make sure that the shape of the
cable connector corresponds to the shape of the interface
connector.
connector cover
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into the connector. Otherwise, the cable and connector
may be damaged.
4. Press the
button to turn the camera on. The indicator
light blinks orange.
The first time you connect your camera to your computer,
various window may appear while the computer associates
the USB driver with the camera. This is normal and only
happens the first time the camera is connected.
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If you have not yet installed the USB driver, a message asking
you to locate the driver will appear. If this happens, cancel the
operation and disconnect the camera from the computer.
Close all applications, then install the USB driver (except for
Windows 2000 and Mac OS9) following the instructions in the
online EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
Caution:
Keep your camera and computer away from potential sources
of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
Note:
If the date and time need to be set, the following screen appears while
connecting your camera to your computer. Press the
button to
connect without setting the time and date, or see “Setting the time
and date for the first time” on page 22 to make the settings.
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When you connect the camera, the indicator light next to the
viewfinder blinks orange while the connection is being
established.
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Disconnecting the camera from your computer
After you are finished using the camera with the computer,
be sure to disconnect the camera correctly. Follow the steps in
the appropriate section below.
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Caution:
Be sure to follow these steps when disconnecting the camera.
Doing otherwise may damage the camera or memory card, and
could cause your computer to function incorrectly.
Disconnecting the camera in Windows Me and 98
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. The
My Computer window appears.
2. Right-click the Removable Disk icon, then click Eject.
The Removable Disk icon disappears.
3. Press the
button to turn the camera off. After the
indicator light goes off, disconnect the USB cable.
Disconnecting the camera in Windows 2000
1. Double-click the eject icon on the task bar.
eject icon
The Unplug or Eject Hardware dialog box appears.
Note:
Alternatively, you can display the Unplug or Eject Hardware
dialog box by right-clicking the eject icon, then clicking Unplug
or eject hardware.
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2. Click the Stop button. The Stop a Hardware device dialog
box appears.
3. Select USB Mass Storage Device, then click the OK
button.
4. A confirmation message appears. Click OK.
❏ You can also disconnect the camera by clicking the eject icon
on the task bar once, then clicking Stop USB Mass
Storage Device, and clicking OK.
5. Press the
button to turn off the camera.
The indicator light goes off.
Disconnecting the camera from a Macintosh
1. On the desktop, move the EPSON_DSC icon into the Trash.
2. Press the
button to turn the camera off. After the
indicator light goes off, remove the USB cable.
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Note:
❏ If the Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device window
appears, click the OK button and restart the operation from
step 1.
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Chapter 6
Camera Options and Accessories
This chapter describes how to use the optional equipment that
is available from EPSON to expand the memory and flexibility
of your PhotoPC 2100Z.
❏ Using CompactFlash memory card
❏ Using the PCMCIA adapter
❏ Using rechargeable batteries
❏ Using the AC adapter
Using Memory Cards
The PhotoPC 2100Z comes with an 8 MB CompactFlash
memory card to store photos.
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❏ Never insert or remove a memory card from your camera
while the camera is on.
❏ If you want to replace a memory card when using the USB
connection, eject the card inside the camera, turn the
camera off, then replace it.
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The following topics are included in this chapter.
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Note:
A memory card must be installed in your PhotoPC 2100Z before
you can take pictures. One has been installed in the camera prior to
shipment. To install a memory card, see “Installing and removing
a memory card” on page 16.
The following table shows the approximate photo storage
capacity of the 8 MB CompactFlash memory card for the
PhotoPC 2100Z’s three image quality settings.
Image Quality Setting
Photo Storage Capacity
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About 115 photos
Print
About 14 photos
HyPict
About 10 photos
Note:
❏ The number of photos that you can save on a memory card may
differ slightly from what is shown in the chart above, depending
on the complexity of each photo.
❏ For information about the availability of CompactFlash memory
cards in your area, contact your EPSON dealer.
Inserting a memory card into your computer
With a PCMCIA adapter, you can insert a memory card into
any computer equipped with a Type II PCMCIA memory card
slot. This allows you copy photos directly from your memory
card to your computer, to copy programs from your computer
to your camera, or delete programs from your memory card.
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To insert the memory card in your computer, follow these
steps.
1. If necessary, remove the memory card from the camera.
See “Installing and removing a memory card” on page 16.
2. Insert the memory card all
the way into the adapter
(sold separately), as shown
on the right.
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3. Insert the adapter into your
computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot.
To copy photos from a memory card to your computer, see
the next section.
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Copying files directly from the memory card
To copy files to your computer, follow these steps.
Note:
❏ When inserting the memory card into a Macintosh using the
optional PCMCIA adapter, you must enable the PC Exchange
extension software to access files on memory cards. See your
Macintosh documentation for more information.
❏ You can also access the files on your memory card using the
included EPSON Photo!4 software. For instructions, see the
online EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
1. Connect the camera to your computer, or insert the
memory card into the PC Card slot in your computer or
other device.
Note:
For instructions on connecting your camera, see “Connecting
and Disconnecting the Camera” on page 77. To insert the
memory card into your computer, see “Inserting a memory card
into your computer” on page 86. To insert the memory card into
a different device, see the documentation for that device.
2. For photos, find and double-click the DCIM folder on the
memory card drive. Then double-click the 100EPSON
folder. Your image files are listed.
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Note:
❏ The PhotoPC 2100Z saves image files in the automatically
generated ✽✽✽EPSON folder, where ✽✽✽ represents any
number from 100 to 999.
❏ Photos that you have taken are automatically named in the
order in which they were saved to the memory card. For
example, EPSN0012 is the name of the twelfth photo that
was saved. Photo files use the JPG format.
3. Double-click a file to view its thumbnail image.
4. Copy the images to the desired folder on your hard drive.
Formatting memory cards
The included CompactFlash memory card is formatted prior
to shipment. Only format a memory card when you want to
delete all the data on the card or when the icons below appear
in turn on the LCD monitor to signify that no more photos can
be stored on the memory card.
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❏ If the memory card in the camera has a file numbered 9999
in a folder numbered 999, you will not be able to take any
pictures with the camera. In this case, format the memory
card (see the next section), or use a different one to take more
pictures.
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To format a memory card, follow the steps below.
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When you format a memory card, all the data on the card is
deleted, including any photos that ware locked using EPSON
Photo!4 or a different EPSON camera.
1. Slide the OPEN switch to
turn the camera on.
2. While pressing the
button, press the function button.
The LCD monitor appears
as shown on the right.
3. Press the
button
repeatedly until the red
frame appears around the
icon.
Move the red
frame to this
icon.
4. Press the
button. The icons below appear in turn on the
LCD monitor.
Note:
To cancel formatting, press the
button to the right of the
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icon. Formatting
Note:
The flash setting may change while making the above settings. To
change the flash setting back, see “Setting the flash” on page 33.
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You can use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (Model EU-24)
with your PhotoPC 2100Z, instead of the included four AA
(IEC LR6) alkaline batteries. The rechargeable batteries help
you save time and money that you might otherwise spend
buying replacement alkaline batteries. Be sure to charge your
new rechargeable batteries before installing them in the
camera.
Keep the following points in mind when using these batteries.
❏ To fully charge new batteries or batteries that have not
been used for a long time, you may have to charge them
two or three times.
❏ Use the batteries regularly so that they continue to charge
well. Batteries which have not been used for a long time
will not charge well, but will return to normal with regular
use.
❏ Discharge batteries completely before recharging them. If
your batteries are not completely drained of power, you
may not be able to recharge them fully.
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❏ Batteries that are charged in a hot environment wear out
more quickly.
❏ Do not leave batteries in the camera or charger for a long
time without using them. See “Storing the batteries” on
page 100 for storage instructions.
❏ Rechargeable batteries wear out with repeated use; as
their charging capacity decreases, your camera’s
operating time decreases. Replace the batteries when their
operation time becomes short. To dispose of old batteries,
see “Disposing of batteries” on page 101.
❏ When the batteries are fully charged, the battery charger’s
light turns off. To charge your batteries again, unplug the
AC power cord, then plug it back in.
Note:
Replace the batteries with new Ni-MH batteries if the charger light
stays on for more than 240 minutes or if the charger light flashes for
more than half an hour.
After the light goes off, unplug the charger. To avoid
overcharging, unplug the charger as soon as possible after the
light goes off.
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Using the AC Adapter
The AC adapter (B867✽✽1) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 2100Z to a standard electrical outlet. This is especially
useful when you are previewing pictures, transferring pictures,
or making print settings. The adapter powers the camera, but
does not charge the batteries. In some locations the AC adapter
comes with a separate AC power cable.
❏ Read the AC adapter’s documentation before using this product.
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Warning:
❏ Only use the included AC adapter, which is designed for
the PhotoPC 2100Z. Using another adapter could cause
fire, electrical shock, or injury.
❏ Do not use the AC power cable or the adapter for any
purpose other than powering your PhotoPC 2100Z.
❏ If the AC plug does not fit your outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
❏ To avoid radiation danger, do not expose or remove the
ferrite core.
❏ To prevent fire or electric shock, do not cover the AC
adapter with a blanket or similar covering that could give
off an electrical charge.
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Note:
❏ The asterisks are substitutes for the respective digits of the
product number, which vary by country.
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To avoid losing any images or settings, make sure that the
camera is finished processing and is turned off before you
connect or disconnect the AC adapter. Then follow the steps
below.
1. If your AC adapter has a
separate AC power cable,
push the cable connector
firmly into the AC inlet.
2. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
3. Plug the adapter cable into
the AC adopter connector
on the camera.
4. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
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Caution:
❏ Place the camera and the AC adapter near an electrical
outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l'appareil photographique et ses options près d'une
prise de courant où la prise peut être débranchée
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❏ Avoid electrical outlets that are controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers. Also, avoid outlets on the
same circuit as large appliances that can cause
fluctuations in line voltage.
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Chapter 7
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The PhotoPC 2100Z is easy to take care of, and most problems
can be solved quickly and easily.
This chapter helps you to maintain your camera and contains
information on the following topics.
❏ Maintaining the batteries
❏ Solutions for camera and image problems
Note:
See the online EPSON Digital Camera Software User's Guide for
solutions to software problems.
Maintaining the Camera
Your PhotoPC 2100Z requires only basic care. Before you
perform any maintenance on the camera, be sure to read
the“Safety Instructions” on page 4. Then follow these
guidelines.
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❏ Handling, cleaning, and storing the camera
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Handling the camera
Keep the following points in mind when handling the camera.
❏ To avoid damaging the optics of the camera, do not expose
the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
❏ Avoid sudden temperature changes, which can cause
moisture to form on the camera and optional equipment.
Keep the camera and optional equipment in a case or a bag
if you need to move them from a cold environment to a
warm one. Allow time for the camera and optional
equipment to adjust to temperature changes before using
them.
Cleaning the camera
Keep the following in mind when cleaning the camera.
❏ Be sure to turn the camera off before cleaning.
❏ Use a clean, dry cloth to keep the camera free of dust.
❏ Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
❏ To clean the lens, turn off the camera. Remove the batteries
and unplug the AC adapter if you are using it. Then open
the lens cover and blow off any loose dust or dirt. Next,
breathe on the lens and wipe off all moisture with a soft,
lint-free cloth or lens cleaning tissue.
❏ If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth.
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Storing the camera
If you are not planning to use the camera for a long period of
time, remove the batteries and store them at a low
temperature in a dry location. This prevents damage to the
camera from battery leaks or corrosion.
Do not store the camera in the following locations.
❏ Near sources of bright light or high humidity
❏ Near sources of heat or in a closed car
❏ In areas with excessive dirt or dust
❏ Areas where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
Maintaining the Batteries
Cleaning the batteries
Follow the instructions in this section when cleaning the
batteries.
Dirty contact points ( and ) on the batteries and inside
the battery cover can obstruct the flow of electricity in your
camera. This can cause the
,
, and
icons to appear
and disable all the buttons on your camera, even if there is still
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❏ Areas where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. For
example, on a car dashboard
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To prevent this kind of power loss, keep the contact points (
and ) on the batteries and inside the battery cover clean.
When necessary, wipe them with a soft, dry cloth.
If you are using a battery charger, clean the terminals of the
battery charger with a soft, dry cloth before use to ensure that
your batteries charge fully.
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Caution:
❏ Do not use detergents or chemical solvents such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol-based solutions to clean your
camera, batteries, or battery charger. Doing so can
damage your equipment.
❏ Never attempt to clean the inside of the battery
compartment of your camera. Doing so can damage your
camera.
Keep the battery ends clean by wiping them with a dry cloth.
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Warning:
Do not disassemble, drop, or short-circuit batteries. Do not
apply heat or force to batteries, or bring them into contact with
fire or water.
Storing the batteries
If you do not plan to use the camera for a long period of time,
remove the batteries and store them in a dry location at a low
temperature.
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Warning:
❏ Do not store batteries together with metal objects, which
could short-circuit the batteries.
❏ Avoid storing batteries in extremely hot or humid
locations.
❏ Store batteries out of reach of children.
Disposing of batteries
Before disposing of batteries, make sure you discharge them
completely.
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Warning:
❏ Be sure to securely cover the + end of each battery with
tape when disposing of them to prevent combustion or
explosion.
❏ Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions and in compliance with all applicable laws.
Contact your local government agency for information
about battery recycling and disposal.
For users in Europe:
Do not dispose of batteries as ordinary refuse.
Instead, dispose of them in a collection or
recycle box in accordance with local laws.
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❏ Always remove the batteries from the camera and charger
before storing. Batteries left in your camera and charger
for a long time could leak and cause damage.
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Problems and Solutions
Refer to this list of problems and possible solutions before
calling your dealer for help.
Camera problems
The following are problems that you may encounter while
using your camera.
Error and status icons
You may see some icons on the LCD monitor that inform you
of some errors or your camera’s status. See the table below.
If no buttons are operated for several
minutes, your camera will enter standby
mode. A countdown (
) will appear
on the LCD monitor before the camera
enters standby mode. Press any button to
exit standby mode.
These icons appear in turn when no more
photos can be stored on the memory card.
Turn off the camera and either replace the
memory card or transfer the photo data to
your computer, then delete the photos from
the memory card. To transfer photos, see the
EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
To delete photos, see “Deleting Photos” on
page 56, or “Formatting memory cards” on
page 89.
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These icons appear in turn when a memory
card is not installed in your camera. No
buttons will function. Turn off the camera,
then insert a memory card. For instructions
on installing a memory card, see “Installing
and removing a memory card” on page 16.
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These icons appear in turn if the batteries in
your camera are out of power. Replace the
batteries with new ones. See “Installing and
replacing the batteries” on page 18.
These icons appear in turn if there is a
problem with the memory card in your
camera. Try formatting the card (the photos
in the card will be erased), or replace the old
card with a new one. To format the card, see
“Formatting memory cards” on page 89.
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These icons appear in turn when your
camera requires time to process data. No
buttons will function until these icons have
disappeared.
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The camera has no power.
The camera may have shut off automatically to save
power. To turn the power back on, press the
button, or
slide the OPEN switch to turn the camera off and then turn
it on again.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 19. Also, make sure that
you are using appropriate batteries and that they are
charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 21, and
replace the batteries if necessary.
If you are using the AC adapter, make sure that it is
plugged into a working outlet.
The camera does not take a picture when you press the
shutter button.
Make sure that the memory card is installed correctly.
Check the picture on the LCD monitor. If the
and
icons appear in turn, install a memory card. See
“Installing and removing a memory card” on page 16.
The camera’s memory card may be full. Check the picture
on the LCD monitor. If the
and
icons appear in
turn, your memory card cannot store any more photos.
Delete some pictures using the LCD monitor, or transfer
the pictures to your computer and then delete them.
Note:
To delete pictures using the LCD monitor, see “Deleting
Photos” on page 56. To transfer pictures to your computer before
deleting them, see the online EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide.
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The camera may be connected to your computer. When it
is connected, you can use only the
button. For more
information, see “Connecting and Disconnecting the
Camera” on page 77.
The camera takes too long to take a picture.
The flash does not work.
Make sure that your flash is not set to
(flash off). See
“Setting the flash” on page 33 for details on setting the
flash.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 19. Also, make sure that
you are using appropriate batteries and that they are
charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 21.
The lens is still extended even though the camera is turned
off.
The batteries may be low. Use the optional AC adapter, or
replace the batteries with new or recharged batteries, then
turn the camera on and off again. The lens retracts.
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You may be pressing the shutter button all the way down
at once. This forces the camera to focus, make exposure
adjustments, and capture the image all at the same time.
To make the process more efficient, you can have the
camera perform these operations separately. First, depress
the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus, then
press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take
the photo. For more information, see “Taking Pictures
Using the LCD monitor” on page 31 or “Taking Pictures
Using the Viewfinder” on page 47.
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Nothing appears on the LCD monitor.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 19. Also, make sure that
you are using appropriate batteries and that they are
charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 21.
The camera may have shut off automatically after standby
mode to save power. To turn the power back on, press any
button.
The LCD monitor is turned off. Press the MENU button.
Note:
The LCD monitor shuts off automatically when connected to the
computer.
The image on the LCD monitor is not visible at all.
Make sure that the LCD monitor is turned on. Press the
MENU button.
Note:
The LCD monitor shuts off automatically when connected to the
computer.
You cannot take certain kinds of pictures or make the
settings that you want when using the viewfinder.
Some of the camera’s settings and features cannot be used
at the same time. For example, you cannot use the macro
feature or the digital zoom feature when you take pictures
using the viewfinder.
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You cannot take a picture with the camera when a memory
card is installed.
Check the picture on the LCD monitor. If
and
appear in turn, replace the memory card with a correct
one. See “Installing and removing a memory card” on
page 16.
Note:
❏ The PhotoPC 2100Z saves image files in the automatically
generated ✽✽✽EPSON folder, where ✽✽✽ represents any
number from 100 to 999.
❏ The folder name begins with a three digit number, from 100
to 999. The file name includes a four digit number, from
0001 to 9999, and ends with the JPG extension.
❏ The above icons also appear when there is a folder in the
memory card numbered 999 that contains a file numbered
9999. In this case, format the memory card, or use a different
one to take more pictures.
❏ To delete pictures using the LCD monitor, see “Deleting
Photos” on page 56. To transfer pictures to your computer
before deleting them, see the online EPSON Digital Camera
Software User’s Guide. To format the memory card, see
“Formatting memory cards” on page 89.
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The camera’s memory card may be full. Check the picture
on the LCD monitor. If the
and
icons appear in
turn, your memory card is full. Delete some pictures using
the LCD monitor, or transfer the pictures to your computer
and then delete them.
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Even after you take a picture, the number on the LCD
monitor stays the same.
This number shows how many more pictures you can
take. The number may not change, depending on the
image quality or the complexity of the photos you take.
This number indicates the
remaining number of pictures
you can take.
Picture problems
If you are not satisfied with the photos that you get from your
PhotoPC 2100Z, you may need to adjust some of the camera’s
settings, or you may need to brush up on your photography
techniques. Try the suggestions listed below.
The photo on the computer screen and/or printout differs in
quality from the image displayed on the LCD monitor.
The PhotoPC 2100Z captures images in 24-bit color (16
million colors). Your photos will not be displayed at
maximum image quality if your monitor or your
computer's video controller does not support this color
depth. You may need to upgrade your system to achieve
the best possible image quality.
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If the image on the LCD monitor and computer screen are
different, check the gamma correction and color correction
settings. Try a different combination of these settings.
If your photos look better on the computer screen or LCD
monitor than when you print them out, you may need to
upgrade your printer. EPSON color ink jet printers
provide excellent image quality.
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Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
❏ Make sure that the subject is not moving.
❏ Hold the camera steady while the image is being
captured.
❏ Make sure that your flash is not set to
(off).
❏ Center your subject in the LCD monitor. When you
take photos using the viewfinder, center your subject
in the focus frame.
❏ When using the macro feature, you can position the
camera 30 to 50 centimeters away from the subject.
Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
You may need to use the flash. Set the flash to
(auto)
or
(red-eye reduction), following the instructions given
in “Changing the flash setting.”
Use image-editing software to adjust the picture’s
brightness and contrast.
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Observe the following:
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When you use the built-in flash, make sure that you are
within the effective flash range of 50 to 320 centimeters for
a wide-angle shot, and 50 to 230 centimeters for a telephoto
shot. When using the macro feature, you can position the
camera 30 to 50 centimeters away from the subject.
If you are using the macro feature to take close-up photos,
be sure to provide adequate lighting for your subject, since
the camera’s aperture is automatically set to the smallest
setting.
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
When you use the flash and the macro feature together,
you may find that your pictures come out too light, since
the flash is close to the subject. In this case, try setting the
flash to
(off).
If you are facing a bright light source, you may need to
take your picture from a different angle.
Use image-editing software to adjust the picture’s
brightness and contrast.
Part of your picture is missing.
Make sure that you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, the strap, clothing, or other objects.
The wrong date and/or time is displayed on your camera.
If you remove the batteries from your camera for a certain
period of time, you may need to reset the clock. See
“Setting the Time and Date” on page 65 to set the clock
using the LCD monitor.
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The color in your photos does not look right.
When you take pictures under certain artificial lighting
conditions, the colors may be slightly distorted. You can
use image-editing software to adjust the color.
When you want to get more realistically colored images
(for example, reddish images at dusk), set the white
balance. For instructions, see “Using the white balance
feature” on page 46.
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning it,
following the instructions in “Cleaning the camera” on
page 98.
The area captured in the photo is different from what you
saw in the viewfinder.
Take care to look straight through the viewfinder.
When taking photos using the macro setting, be sure to
use the LCD monitor. You cannot use the viewfinder with
the macro setting.
Keep in mind that the area visible through the viewfinder
is slightly smaller than the area captured in the actual
photo.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Camera
Model G871A
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Width
130 mm
(The width including the strap
protrusion is 146 mm)
Height
73 mm
Depth
46.7 mm
Weight
265 g
(without batteries, memory card,
and strap)
Temperature
Operating: 5 to 35°C
Non-operating: -20 to 60°C
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 30 to 80%
Non-operating: 10 to 80%
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Physical dimensions
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Product type
Type
Digital still AF camera with LCD
monitor
CCD
1/2.6 inch color area CCD
(2.18 megapixels – effective picture
element)
Zoom
Optical × 2 zoom
Digital × 2.5 zoom
LCD monitor
1.6-inch D-TFD color LCD monitor
(approximately 55 K pixels)
Memory card
CompactFlash memory card
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Recorded image
Data types
JPEG image following Exif Ver.2.1
and recorded based on The Design
rule for camera file system
(16 million colors, 24 bit)
Image quality
modes
(image size)
HyPict
2160 × 1440 pixels
Print
1800 × 1200 pixels
e-mail
720 × 480 pixels
Alternative
formats
Macro,
digital × 2.5 zoom
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Specifications
Note:
Exif is a standard format for audio/image
files. The Design rule for camera file
system is a recording standard for image
files. These standards have been
established by the Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA).
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Optical
Lens
f = 5.6 - 11.2 mm
(equivalent to a 35 - 70 mm lens on
a 35 mm camera)
F3.3 (5.6 mm) - F4.5 (11.2 mm)
Focal length
(AF area)
0.5 m to infinity
0.3 to 0.5 m (macro mode)
Focus
Auto focus
Sensitivity
Automatically adjusting type
From ISO 100 to ISO 200
Aperture
F3.3 and F6 (W)
Shutter
1/8 to 1/1000 when the flash is off
1/2 when the low-light condition
setting is used
Exposure control
Center selective photometry system
program auto
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed (sunlight)
Viewfinder
Real-image optical
(view range approx. 85%)
Self timer
Ten seconds
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Flash
Built-in automatic luminance
control flash
Flash modes
Automatic, flash off, red-eye
reduction
Built-in flash range
Range
0.5 to 3.2 m (Wide)
0.5 to 2.3 m (Tele)
Photo processing time in seconds (approximate)
Image quality
mode
Photo
processing
time
Photo processing
time to view
e-mail
5
3
Print
8
9
Hypict
15
10
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Functional
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Interface
USB
Max. 12 Mbps (for the USB cable)
Power
Sources
DC 1.5 V × 4 (6 V)
When using the included alkaline batteries.
DC 1.2 V × 4 (4.8 V)
When using Ni-MH batteries
(model EU-24)
DC 7.0 V
When using the optional AC adapter
(model EU-40)
Battery life
When using the four included alkaline batteries and taken
under conditions determined by EPSON.
Taking photos using
the LCD monitor
Over 145 photos
Taking photos using the
View Finder
Over 1000 photos
Viewing photos
Approx. 210 min.
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Optional Battery Charger
Model EU-38
AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Output
DC 1.2 V 490 mA × 4
Compatible batteries
EPSON Ni-MH Batteries
(Model EU-24)
Charging time
Max. 240 min.
Power consumption
8W
Charging temperature
5 to 35°C
Dimensions
76 × 115 × 28 mm
Weight
Approx. 130 g
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Specifications
Input
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Optional Battery
Model EU-24
Type name
Cylindrical sealed
Nickel-Metal Hydride
rechargeable battery
Type
SBA HR6 IEC HR15/51
Size
AA / IEC LR6 compatible
Ratings
DC 1.2 V
Temperature
Charging: 5 to 35°C
Storage: -20 to 30°C
Humidity
45 to 85% RH
Weight
Approx. 25 g per cell
PCMCIA Adapter
Interface
PCMCIA PC Card ATA
Card slot type
Type II
Physical Dimensions:
Width
Height
Depth
54.0 mm
85.6 mm
5.0 mm
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Optional AC Adapter
Model EU-40
Input
AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Output
DC 7.0 V, 2.0 A
Power consumption
Max. 0.4 A, 19 W
43 mm
31 mm
104 mm
Approx. 210 g
(Without AC power cord)
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Specifications
Physical Dimensions:
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
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Appendix B
Icons That Appear on the LCD
Monitor
A variety of icons appear on the LCD monitor at different
times to help you use your camera, and to inform you of the
camera’s status.
Note:
You can turn off the icon display when taking or viewing pictures
by pressing the MENU button.
When Taking Pictures
When you turn the camera on to take pictures with the LCD
monitor, a red tool box
appears on the bottom right of the
monitor. This tool box contains many “tools,” or icons that
represent certain camera features. To open the tool box and
use these features, press the
button. The icons appear,
along with a bag
that contains even more icons.
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Icons That Appear on the LCD Monitor
See the following sections for information on the icons that
appear when you take pictures and make settings, and when
the camera needs help.
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With the tool box open
The remaining number of
pictures you can take.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
For using the self timer. See page
36.
For using the macro feature to
take close-ups. See page 38.
For taking pictures against a
backlight. See page 39.
For accessing more features. See
page 125 for the icons that
appear when you open this bag.
Red tool box from which the
above icons emerge.
Shows the current flash setting. See “Setting the flash” on
page 33.
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With the bag open
The remaining number of
pictures you can take.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
For making HyPict resolution
setting. See page 40.
For making the e-mail size
resolution setting. See page 42.
For taking pictures in low-light
conditions. See page 44.
For making the white balance
setting. See page 46.
Shows the current flash setting. See “Setting the flash” on
page 33.
When using the zoom feature
Appears when the zoom feature is being used. Shows the current optical
zoom level. See page 35.
Appears only when the digital zoom
is being used. Shows the current
digital zoom level. See page 35.
Note:
To use the zoom when taking
pictures with the viewfinder, see
“Using the optical zoom feature”
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When specifying the amount of prints after taking
a picture
Number of prints specified for the
currently displayed photo. See page 60.
Shows the total number of photos
to be printed. See page 60.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
Appears after you take a picture. See page 31.
When Viewing Photos
When you turn the camera on to view photos with the LCD
monitor, a tool box
appears on the button right of the
monitor. This tool box contains many “tools,” or icons that
represent certain features to help you view and manage your
photos. To open the tool box and use these features, press the
button and the icons appear above the tool box.
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The number of the currently
selected photo. To select a
different photo, see page 53.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
For making the print brightness
setting. See page 61.
For displaying nine photos at
once on the LCD monitor.
See page 54.
For magnifying the currently
displayed or selected photo. See
page 55.
(blue) For deleting the
currently selected photo.
See page 56.
Tool box from which the above
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(green) For deleting all photos at
once. See page 57.
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When magnifying a photo
Shows which part of the photo is displayed. See page 55.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
To quit using the magnifying
feature. See page 55.
To move to the upper part of the magnified photo. See page 55.
To move to the lower part of the magnified photo. See page 55.
(Use the
button to scroll right and left)
When there are no photos in the memory card
Shows there are no photos in the
camera’s memory card.
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When specifying the amount of prints
Number of prints specified for the currently selected photo.
The number of the currently selected photo.
Total number of prints to be made.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
Tool box from which other icons
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For deleting the currently selected photo. See page 56.
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When selecting zero prints
Number of prints
specified for the
currently selected
photo.
The number of the
currently selected
photo.
Total number of prints
to be made.
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
For specifying zero prints of the
displayed photo. See page 62.
For making the print brightness
setting. See page 61.
For displaying nine photos at
once on the LCD monitor. See
page 54.
For magnifying the currently
displayed or selected photo. See
page 55.
This blue icon is for deleting
the currently displayed
photo. See page 56.
This green icon is for deleting all
photos at once. See page 57.
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When Making Camera Settings
See the following sections for brief explanations of the icons
that appear on the LCD monitor when you make date and
time settings and beep settings, and when you format the
memory card.
Camera setting menu
Shows the approximate amount
of remaining battery power.
For formatting memory card.
See page 89.
For setting the beep.
See page 69.
For changing the way the date
and time are displayed. See
page 67.
To go back to the preview screen.
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For making date and time settings.
See page 65.
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When setting the date and time
To go back to the previous
screen. See page 65.
For increasing the value of selected item. See page 65.
For decreasing the value of selected item. See page 65.
(Use the
button to scroll right and left)
When formatting the memory card
Indicates that you are about to
format the memory card. See
page 89.
To go back to the previous screen
and cancel formatting the
memory card. See page 89.
To format the memory card. See
page 89.
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Status and Error Icons
See the following sections for brief explanations of icons that
appear on the LCD monitor to tell you the camera’s status or
to alert you to a problem.
Informs you that the automatic shut-off feature
has been triggered. See page 102.
Alerts you that the memory card cannot store any
more photos. See page 102.
Informs you that your camera requires time to
process the data. See page 102.
Alerts you that the battery power is low. See page
102.
Alerts you that an error has occurred in the
memory card. See page 102.
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Alerts you that the memory card is not installed in
your camera. See page 102.
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Glossary
application
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task,
such as word processing, image editing, or financial planning.
bit
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer
processing. A bit can represent two values: on and off, or 1 and 0.
browser (Web browser)
An application which allows users to view HTML documents.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned
on, reset, or initialized. Also known as a factory setting.
Design rule for camera file system
Recording standard for image files. Established by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
(JEITA).
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format. Settings for the number of prints and
for index prints are saved in a DPOF file on the camera's memory
card. You can apply these settings when using a printer or
printing application that supports the DPOF standard.
Exif2.1
Standard format for audio/image files. Established by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
(JEITA).
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exposure
The amount of light the camera captures when a photo is taken.
image
Data representing a two-dimensional scene. A digital image is
composed of pixels arranged in a rectangular array with a certain
height and width. Each pixel may consist of one or more bits of
information, representing the brightness of the image at that
point.
ink jet printer
A printer that transfers ink onto paper by spraying ink through
a number of small nozzles.
interface
A piece of hardware, a method, or a standard used to connect the
computer and the camera.
JPEG
A file format for storing color and grayscale images in
compressed files. Data saved using the JPEG format generally
receives greater compression than data saved using TIFF and
other formats.
macro
An enlargement or a close-up of an image.
pixel
Short for picture element. Each image is composed of a number
of pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots.
port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between
devices.
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PRINT Image Matching
A new standard that allows digital cameras to record special
information about the photos it takes and relay that information
seamlessly to a printer compatible with this standard. This
information can be used by printers that support the PRINT
Image Matching system for enhanced printing results.
resolution
An indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. See
pixel.
thumbnails
Small representations of images.
white balance
The balance between the whiteness and color in your image.
When the white balance is fixed to the environment where the
picture is taken, the colors in your images appear more like those
seen by the eye.
zoom
To show a smaller area of an image at a higher magnification
(zoom in) or a larger area at a lower magnification (zoom out).
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Index
A
AC adapter, 3
connector, 13
specifications, 121
AC power cord, 12
Activating the shutter, 32
Auto shut-off, 30
B
Batteries
checking, 21
disposing of, 101
handling, 99
installing, 19
low battery icon, 15
specifications, 120
storing, 100
Battery charger, 3, 12
specifications, 119
Battery cover, 14
Beep sound, 69
C
Cables
see USB cable
Camera
cleaning, 98
connecting to your
computer, 78
disconnecting from your
computer, 82
handling, 98
physical dimensions, 113
storing, 99
Camera indicator lights, 15, 81
Checking
batteries, 21
picture counter, 104, 107
Cleaning
camera, 98
CompactFlash
memory card, 12
copying images from card
to computer, 88
formatting, 89
installing in your camera,
16
removing from your
camera, 18
storage capacity, 86
Connecting the camera to your
computer, 78
Copying images, 88
Cover
battery, 14
memory card, 14
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Deleting
all photos, 57
individual photos, 56
Digital zoom, 35
Disposing of batteries, 101
Memory card
see CompactFlash memory
card
MENU button, 14
N
F
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries,
3, 12
Flash, 13
range, 117
Formatting memory cards, 89
O
I
Icons
error and status, 102
flash, 15
low battery, 15, 21
self timer, 15
Indicator light, 14, 15, 32, 81
Installing
batteries, 19
memory card in camera, 16
L
LCD monitor, 14
Lens, 13
Lights
indicator, 14, 15, 32
timer, 13
OPEN switch, 30
Optical specifications, 116
Options, 3
AC adapter, 121
P
PCMCIA adapter, 3
specifications, 120
Pictures
see Photos
Photos
copying, 88
processing time, 117
recorded image
specifications, 115
Physical dimensions, 113
Playing back photos
using the magnification
feature, 55
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U
Rechargeable batteries, 3, 12
Removing memory card from
camera, 18
United Kingdom users
use of options, 4
Unpacking your camera, 12
USB
cable, 78, 82, 83
driver, 73
interface connector, 13
Using
shutter button, 32
S
Safety instructions, 4
Settings
beep, 69
Specifications
AC adapter, 121
battery, 120
battery charger, 119
optical, 116
PCMCIA adapter, 120
Storing
the batteries, 100
the camera, 99
System requirements
for Macintosh, 72
for PC, 72
V
Viewfinder, 14
Viewfinder front, 13
Z
Zoom, 35, 51
T
Timer
light, 13
using, 36
Tripod, 14
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EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
Epson America, Inc.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 981-3840
Fax: (562) 290-5220
EPSON UK LTD.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
Zülpicher Straße 6,
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
Phone: (0211) 56030
Fax: (0211) 5047787
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
68 bis, rue Marjolin
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: 33.1.41.86.26.56
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET,
CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Fax: 2-9903-9177
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
China Resources Bldg.,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Phone: 2585-4300
Fax: 2827-7083
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
TRADING LTD.
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
MI, Italy
Phone: +3902262331
Fax: +39022440750
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
Av. de Roma, 18-26
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
(Hirooka Office)
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
399-0785 Japan
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
R. do Progresso, 471, 1° Perafita
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
2001 January
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