Epson 3000z Digital Camera User Manual

Where to Find Information
This User’s Guide
Provides detailed information to help you set up and use your EPSON PhotoPC 3000Z, the Print Mark program, and the optional
products available from EPSON. Also contains information on troubleshooting.
EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide
Provides information on installing and using the EPSON Photo!3 software, which allows you to download photos from your
camera to your computer and to manage your photos. Also includes instructions for the other software utilities included on the
software CD-ROM, such as EPSON File Converter, which prepares photos to be uploaded to your camera, and EPSON Photo!
Print2, which helps you print your photos.
Online Help
Provides detailed information and instructions for using the EPSON Photo!3 and EPSON Auto Downloader software that works
with your PhotoPC 3000Z. Online help is automatically installed when you install EPSON Photo!3. See the EPSON Digital
Camera Software User’s Guide for details on accessing online help.
Color Guide (included on the software CD-ROM in some locations)
Explains the basics of color imaging and shows you how to get the most from your PhotoPC 3000Z and other EPSON products.
See “Viewing the Color Guide” on page 2-18 of this User’s Guide for information on accessing the Color Guide.
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COLOR DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Guide
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is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information
contained herein.
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with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION's operating and maintenance
instructions.
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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.
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PhotoPC is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
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Copyright © 2000 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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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.
Contents
Introduction
PhotoPC 3000Z Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom users - use of options . . . . . . .
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using the charger and batteries . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety information for United Kingdom
users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3
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Chapter 2 Taking Pictures
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 3000Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Attaching the strap to your camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Attaching the lens cap to your camera . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Installing and removing a CompactFlash
Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Setting the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
1-2
1-2
1-5
1-6
1-7
1-8
1-9
1-10
1-11
Getting Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Your camera’s picture-taking and flash
range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Turning the camera on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Using the display panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Using the dial switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Making basic settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Using the LCD monitor buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Using the optical zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Using the self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
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Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Using the basic playback feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Using the digital zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11
Using the macro setting to take close-ups . . . . . . . . .2-11
Using the panorama feature to take
panoramic photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Taking Multiple Exposures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Recording video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Using the continuous shooting feature . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Using the time lapse feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Making Audio Recordings for Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Recording audio immediately after taking
photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Recording audio for existing photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Audio playback using the built-in speaker . . . . . . . . .2-18
Viewing the Color Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Chapter 3 Viewing and Managing Your Images
Viewing Images Using the LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1
Displaying one, four, or nine photos at once . . . . . . .3-1
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Viewing a slide show of your photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Viewing photo information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Selecting a folder in the CompactFlash Card . . . . . . .3-6
Playing back video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
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Managing Images with the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Erasing images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Locking and unlocking photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Erasing audio recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Erasing video clips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Viewing and Managing Images Using Your
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Viewing Pictures on a Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Chapter 4 Making Settings
Making Image Capture Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Adjusting the image quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Making camera mode settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Changing the color/monochrome setting. . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Making manual focus settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Adjusting the sensitivity setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Adjusting the white balance setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Making exposure settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Changing the metering system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Selecting slow synchro timing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Selecting the internal or external flash . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Making Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the time and date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the automatic shut-off feature. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the LCD monitor’s brightness level . . . . . . .
Adjusting the speaker volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the beep and shutter sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the signal system and language . . . . . . . . .
4-20
4-20
4-21
4-21
4-22
4-22
4-22
Chapter 5 Using Print Mark to Print Photos
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the DPOF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing photos using a standard layout . . . . . . . . . .
Printing an index of photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirming and Changing the DPOF File . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting the DPOF File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD Monitor Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2
5-2
5-2
5-4
5-6
5-7
5-7
Chapter 6 Camera Options and Accessories
Using Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a memory card into your
computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying photos directly to a computer . . . . . . . . . . .
Formatting memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Lens Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-1
6-2
6-3
6-4
6-4
6-6
Chapter 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Handling the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Cleaning the camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Storing the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Cleaning the battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Camera problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Picture problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
Appendix A Specifications
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Physical dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Product type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Recorded image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Functional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
CompactFlash Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Optional PCMCIA Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Optional AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
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Appendix B Contacting Customer Support
Appendix C Dial Position Settings
For United Kingdom and the Republic of
Ireland Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1
Support via the World Wide Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1
Support via telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
Pre Sales Enquiry Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
For Australia Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
EPSON FAXBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
EPSON Bulletin Board System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au. . . . . . . . . . .B-3
Your dealer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
EPSON Helpdesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
For Singapore Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-4
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-4
Internet home page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-4
Electronic Bulletin Board System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-5
Technical Support Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-5
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-5
Available Settings in the
Dial Position) . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Available Settings in the
Dial Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
Available Settings in the
Dial Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
When using the Program camera mode . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
When using the Manual camera mode. . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
Available Settings in the
Dial Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
When using the Program camera mode . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
When using the Manual camera mode. . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
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Glossary
Index
Introduction
Your EPSON® PhotoPC™ 3000Z is a revolutionary, easyto-use digital camera that enables you to take full-color
pictures that you can edit, manipulate, and print using your
computer. Create professional letters, documents, and
presentations from your desktop using stunning, lifelike
images. Share pictures with business colleagues or friends
over the Internet. Add color and visual appeal to your
newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Improve the look of any
document using images taken with your PhotoPC 3000Z.
The PhotoPC 3000Z comes with everything you need to get
started, including EPSON Photo!3 software that lets you
transfer pictures from the camera to your computer’s hard
disk. You can then edit, enhance, or organize your pictures,
or insert them into your documents. For instructions on
using and installing EPSON Photo!3, see the EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
PhotoPC 3000Z Features
The PhotoPC 3000Z has the following features.
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3.3 megapixel CCD
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24-bit color image capture
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High resolution, up to 2544 × 1904 pixels (equivalent
to 4.8 megapixels) using HyPict
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Built-in color LCD monitor for previewing and playing
back pictures
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Built-in microphone and speaker for audio recording
and playback
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Macro and panorama photo formats
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Optical ×3 and digital ×2 zoom
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Continuous shooting of up to 37 pictures
(approximately)
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Automatic, predefined, or manual white balance
adjustment
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Automatic, predefined and adjustable exposure
settings (-2.0 to + 2.0 EV, in increments of 0.5 or 0.2)
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Automatic date and time recording for each picture
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Built-in flash with automatic flash, forced flash, flash
off, red-eye reduction, and leading or trailing slow
synchro flash (for taking pictures at night or in dark
places) options
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File formats compatible with both Windows® and
Macintosh® applications
Options
The following options are available from EPSON for the
PhotoPC 3000Z.
Built-in hot sync flash shoe for an external flash (sold
separately), which can be used for photo shooting in
the Manual camera mode. (For information on external
flashes, contact your EPSON dealer.)
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CompactFlash™ Card
(for information, contact your EPSON dealer)
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PCMCIA adapter (B867041)
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Self-timer (ten second delay)
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Automatic shut-off to save batteries
AC Adapter (B67131, B867081, B867091, B867101,
B867111, B867121, B867141, B867151) for use with
a standard electrical outlet
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EPSON Photo!3 software to transfer pictures to your
computer
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Power Pack (B81817✽) which includes:
❏
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2
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EPSON File Converter software to convert images and
audio recordings stored on your computer to EPSON
Photo file format for uploading to your camera
DPOF file format support, which lets you specify in
advance which photos to print and how many prints of
each photo to make
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Ni-MH Battery Charger
Four Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
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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.
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The PhotoPC 3000Z comes with a Power Pack
(described above) and a 16 MB CompactFlash Card.
❏
The AC Adapter model EU-40 and Battery Charger
model EU-38 conform to CE marking requirements in
accordance with EC Directives 73/23/EEC and 89/
336/EEC.
For United Kingdom users - use of options
EPSON (UK) LTD shall not be liable against any damages
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.
❏
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.
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❏
If the camera or option 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.
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 options have been
dropped or the case is damaged; the camera or options
do not operate normally or exhibit a distinct change in
performance.
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Never adjust controls that are not mentioned in the
operating instructions.
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If you plan to use the camera and options in Germany,
observe the following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and overcurrent protection for the products, the building
installation must be protected by a 16 Amp circuit
breaker.
To prevent possible injury, do not take flash pictures
in close proximity to anyone’s eyes.
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Bei Anschluß des Produkts an die Stromversorgung
muß sichergestellt werden,
daß die Gebädeinstallation mit einem
16 A-Überstromschalter abgesichert ist.
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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 use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
Note the following when using the camera strap.
❏
Do not charge primary (non-rechargeable) batteries.
❏
Do not swing the camera about. This can damage the
camera or other objects, or cause injury.
❏
To avoid fire or electric shock, do not use batteries that
are leaking or damaged in any way.
❏
Do not pull or tighten the strap too much when wearing
it; this can cause serious injury.
❏
Only use EPSON Ni-MH batteries according to the
directions in this manual.
❏
Keep the strap away from children.
❏
Use the type of power source specified on the charger’s
label. Always supply power directly from a standard
domestic electrical outlet.
❏
Make sure that your AC power cord meets the relevant
safety standards for the area in which you plan to use it.
❏
Be aware of electrical shock hazard.
❏
Do not handle the batteries or charger with wet hands
or use them near water.
When using the strap
When using the charger and batteries
Note the following when using the charger and batteries.
❏
Read all relevant safety and operating instructions
before using these products.
❏
Use only the EPSON Ni-MH Battery Charger (Model
EU-38) to charge the EPSON Ni-MH Batteries (Model
EU-24). Never attempt to charge other types of
batteries in this charger as they may explode, leak,
overheat, or cause personal injury.
❏
Never use EPSON Ni-MH batteries in combination
with any other type of batteries, and always use
batteries from the same package as a set. Do not mix
old and new batteries, or charged and discharged
batteries.
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Use the charger in a dry, indoor location.
❏
❏
Do not attempt to service the charger yourself. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Do not expose the batteries or the charger to water or
high humidity.
❏
Unplug your equipment from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified personnel under the following
conditions:
❏
❏
Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate, or shortcircuit batteries. Do not place the batteries near to or
into fire or water.
❏
To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the charger
where flammable or volatile gas is stored. Keep the
charger out of reach of children.
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has
entered your equipment; if your equipment has been
exposed to rain or water; if your equipment has been
dropped or damaged; if your equipment is operating
abnormally or exhibits a distinct change in
performance.
❏
Adjust only those controls described in your product
documentation.
Power-supply cords should be protected against
abrasions, cuts, crimps, and kinks. Place your cord so
that it will not be damaged. Do not put objects on top
of the power cord or allow the power cord to be stepped
on or run over. Take special care to keep the power cord
straight near the ends and where the cord attaches to
the transformer.
❏
Do not insert batteries into the charger backwards as
they may explode, leak, overheat, or cause personal
injury.
❏
Do not insert objects into any openings as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short-circuit
components.
❏
To protect against short-circuiting, do not remove the
outside sleeves of the batteries.
❏
❏
Prevent the batteries from coming into contact with
metal objects which could short-circuit the batteries,
such as coins or keys.
Never disassemble or modify the charger.
❏
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Keep the charger and batteries away from heat sources.
Only use the charger when the temperature is between
5°C and 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
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❏
Unplug the charger after four hours of charging,
whether the batteries are fully charged or not.
❏
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.
❏
To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not cover the
charger with a blanket or other covering that may give
off an electrical charge.
❏
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.
Safety information for United Kingdom users
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Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to
the rating plate for 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:
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
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 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.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or
consult a qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and
rating.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily
injury.
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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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Introduction
Chapter 1
1
Getting Started
This chapter helps you to set up your PhotoPC 3000Z and covers the following topics:
❏
Unpacking your PhotoPC 3000Z
❏
Getting familiar with the camera parts
❏
Charging, installing, and replacing batteries
❏
Attaching the camera strap and lens cap
❏
Installing the CompactFlash Card
❏
Setting the language, date, and time for your camera
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1-1
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 3000Z
Camera Parts
Make sure that your camera box contains all of the items
shown below.
After unpacking your PhotoPC 3000Z, take a few minutes
to learn about the components shown below.
Front view
dial switch
shutter button
lens adapter
camera
lens cap
lens cap string
hot shoe
(external flash attachment)
display panel
diopter correction
strap
eyelet for attaching
strap
serial
interface
connector
built-in
flash
AC power cord
(shape varies by
location)
16 MB CompactFlash Card
(installed in the camera)
Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries (4)
Model EU-24
battery charger
timer
light
USB interface
connector
AV connector
lens
Windows serial cable
AV cable
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Macintosh serial cable
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AC adapter
connector
USB cable
CD-ROM and/or floppy disks
(media type and quantity vary by
location)
viewfinder
camera case
Back view
Bottom view
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viewfinder
indicator lights
tripod mount
battery cover
POWER button
microphone
zoom buttons
see page 2-7
speaker
eyelet for
attaching strap
LCD monitor
LCD monitor
buttons
MENU ON/OFF
button
LCD monitor
buttons
memory card
cover
Note:
In this User’s Guide, the LCD monitor buttons are named
after the corresponding indicators on the LCD monitor,
which vary depending upon the dial switch position and the
screen displayed.
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Warning:
The speaker uses a magnet. Keep important magnetic
objects, such as credit cards and floppy disks, away
from the speaker. EPSON shall not be held liable for
any damages or lost information.
battery cover
release button
Top view
shutter button
image quality button
(see page 4-1)
flash button
(see page 4-4)
self timer button
(see page 2-8)
dial switch
(see page 2-4)
POWER button
(see page 2-2)
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Display panel
sensitivity
(see page 4-8)
white balance
(see page 4-9)
low battery icon
(see page 1-8)
Indicator lights
image quality (see
page 4-1)
flash
(see page 4-4)
red-eye reduction (see
page 4-4)
Light
Indication
Green (On)
Camera is warmed up and ready for shooting.
Auto focus is locked (when shutter button is
pressed halfway).
Camera is taking picture using self timer.
Green (Blinking)
Camera is warming up (immediately after
camera is turned on).
Camera is auto focussing (when shutter
button is pressed halfway).
Camera is taking a video clip.
Memory card is not installed.
Lens cap is on.
Red (Blinking)
Insufficient space in memory card to take a
picture or video clip.
Low battery.
Red (On)
Error. Contact your EPSON dealer for
servicing.
self timer
(see page 2-8)
monochrome
(see page 4-7)
exposure (see page 4-10)
or
aperture* (see page 4-14)
The camera has one red and one green indicator light beside
the viewfinder. They turn on or blink to guide you through
the picture-taking process, or to indicate the camera status.
See the following chart for details.
number of pictures remaining
(see page 2-3)
or
shutter speed*
* When the shutter button is depressed halfway and the camera is in Program
or Manual mode.
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Getting Started
Using the Batteries
Your PhotoPC 3000Z comes with four Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries (Model EU-24) and the Ni-MH Battery Charger
(Model EU-38). While you can use four AA (IEC LR6)
alkaline batteries (not included), 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.
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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 1-10 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.
Caution:
Do not use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
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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Charging the batteries
The Ni-MH Battery Charger charges your Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries quickly for use in your camera.
If you are using alkaline batteries, see “Installing the
batteries” on page 1-7
Before charging your batteries, read the safety instructions
outlined in “When using the charger and batteries” on page
5.
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Insert the batteries into the compartments, positioning
the + and - ends as shown.
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charger light
Always charge batteries from the same package
as a set. Do not mix old and new batteries.
Follow the steps below to charge your Ni-MH batteries.
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Connect the power cord to the battery charger as shown
below.
Warning:
❏ Do not use the Ni-MH Battery charger with any
batteries other than the Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries supplied with your printer (Model EU24).
❏
1.
2.
Caution:
You must charge four batteries at a time.
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3.
Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. The red
charger light turns on, indicating that the charger is
working.
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Caution:
Make sure that all plugs and connectors are
firmly and completely connected.
4.
When the batteries are fully charged, the light turns off.
To charge your batteries again, unplug the AC power
cord, then plug it back in.
Make sure that the camera is off, and follow the steps below
to install or replace the batteries.
1.
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.
5.
6.
After the light goes off, unplug the charger. To avoid
overcharging, unplug the charger as soon as possible
after the light goes off.
battery cover
release button
Allow the batteries cool, then remove them from the
charger.
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7.
Turn the camera upside down with the lens facing you.
Hold down the battery cover release button and slide
the battery cover as shown below.
Warning:
Batteries are very hot (approximately 65°C)
during and just after charging. Let the batteries
cool for one hour before handling.
Before storing the charger, disconnect the AC power
cord from the charger and remove the batteries.
Installing the batteries
Before installing the batteries, be sure to read the safety
instructions outlined in “When using the charger and
batteries” on page 5.
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2.
Insert four batteries into the compartment, positioning
the + and - ends as shown below. Then lower the battery
cover.
When the battery power is almost out, a low battery icon
appears on the display panel. When the battery power
runs out, this icon blinks and the camera turns off
automatically. Remove and recharge your batteries, then
reinstall the batteries.
Note:
When the battery level is low, the LCD monitor turns off
while the flash is being charged. When the charging is
complete, the LCD monitor turns back on.
Replacing the batteries
Note:
Do not use different types of batteries together; this can
cause fire or explosion.
3.
Swing the battery cover shut and hold it down while
you slide it back to lock it, as shown below.
Replace your PhotoPC 3000Z batteries when the low battery
icon
appears on the camera’s display panel. Be sure
to replace all four batteries at the same time. You can replace
them with either of the following battery types.
Single-use AA (IEC LR6) alkaline batteries
Rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries
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When the low battery icon
below are unavailable.
appears, the buttons listed
When playing back photos and audio recordings:
Delete
Select Image (for locking or deleting)
Sound
Video Clip
When making settings:
(language and signal system selection)
Memory SETUP
MEMORY CARD FORMAT
Note:
❏ Battery life varies depending on the battery type and
the manufacturer.
❏
❏
If you use rechargeable Ni-MH batteries in the
PhotoPC 3000Z, 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 them
completely before recharging.
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are available for
purchase from EPSON.
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 low battery icon
to flash
and your camera to turn off automatically, even if there is
still power remaining in your batteries.
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.
Also, 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.
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Keep the battery ends clean by wiping them with a dry cloth.
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Warning:
❏ Do not apply heat or force to batteries, and do
not disassemble, drop, short-circuit, or put
batteries into contact with fire or water.
❏
Do not carry batteries loose in your pockets.
❏
Do not use different types of batteries together;
this can cause fire or an explosion.
❏
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Always use batteries from the same package as
a set. Do not mix old and new batteries.
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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.
❏
Always remove the batteries from the camera
and charger before storing. Batteries left in your
camera and charger for a long time may leak
and cause damage.
Disposing of the 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 an 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 The Netherlands:
Do not dispose of the batteries as ordinary refuse. Instead,
dispose of them as small chemical waste in accordance with
local laws and the following Dutch Government Gazette 45,
KCA Marking:
Setting Up Your Camera
1
This section explains how to attach the lens cap and strap to
your camera, install a memory card, and make a few basic
camera settings.
Attaching the strap to your camera
Before attaching the strap, be sure to read the safety
instructions outlined in “When using the strap” on page 5.
To attach the strap, follow these steps.
1.
Unscrew the screw sleeve on the triangular fastener at
the end of the strap. Then attach the fastener to the
camera by passing it through an eyelet on one side of
the camera as shown below.
unscrew sleeve
to open
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer
deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggooien maar
inleveren als KCA.
For users in Germany:
Do not dispose of batteries as ordinary refuse. Instead,
dispose of them in a recycle box in accordance with local
laws.
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1-11
2.
Tighten the screw sleeve on the fastener as shown
below to close it.
screw shut to secure
Attaching the lens cap to your camera
After you have attached the camera strap, you can attach the
lens cap to your camera using the lens caps string. To attach
the string to the lens cap and then to the camera, follow these
steps.
1.
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3.
After securely closing the fastener, turn it so that the
screw sleeve is covered by the strap, as shown below.
4.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 to attach the other end of the
strap to the other side of the camera.
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Pass the end of the string with the smaller loop through
the eyelet on the edge of the lens cap, then pass the
other end of the string through the smaller loop and pull
it tight as shown below.
2.
Pass the end of the string with the larger loop through
the camera strap’s triangular fastener as shown below.
Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card
You cannot take photos unless a CompactFlash Card is
installed in your camera.
Your camera comes with the memory card already installed.
If you need to install or remove the memory card, follow
these steps.
3.
Then gently pull the lens cap through the string’s larger
loop until the string is securely attached to the camera.
1.
Make sure the camera is off.
2.
Open the memory card cover.
To install the card, make sure that the front of the card
and the front of the camera are facing the same
direction, then insert the card all the way into the
memory card slot.
memory card cover
back of the
card
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To remove the card, push in the eject button below the
memory card slot. Then, remove the card and close the
cover.
Setting the language
The first time you use the camera, you must first select the
default language for messages displayed on the LCD
monitor. Depending on the country of purchase, you can
choose from English, Japanese, French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish, or Chinese.
Follow these steps to specify the language.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
and press the
POWER button to turn on the camera. A message
appears on the LCD monitor instructing you to set the
language.
Caution:
❏ Never remove the memory card while the
camera is on. Data in the card may be lost
or damaged.
2.
Press the arrow icon buttons to select the appropriate
language.
3.
Press the BACK button to save your selection.
❏
If you need to change the language setting, see “Selecting
the signal system and language” on page 4-22.
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Avoid using or storing the card in direct
sunlight, or in places that are extremely hot,
humid, or dusty.
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Setting the date and time
The first time you use the camera, after setting the language
you must set the date (month, day, and year) and time (hours
and minutes). Once these settings are made, the camera
automatically records the date and time that each image is
taken.
Follow the steps below to set the clock using the LCD
monitor.
Note:
If you connect the PhotoPC 3000Z to your computer and
access EPSON Photo!3 when the camera's clock is not set,
the camera's date and time is automatically set to match
your computer’s date and time settings. For instructions on
connecting the camera to the computer and accessing
EPSON Photo!3, see the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide.
1.
After you finish making the language settings in the
previous section, a screen appears with the month
setting highlighted in red.
2.
Press the Month buttons to increase or decrease the
number until the month is correct.
3.
Press the arrow icon buttons to move to the next item,
then make adjustments as described in the previous
step.
4.
When the date and time are set correctly, press the
BACK button to save your selection.
You are now ready to take pictures using your PhotoPC
3000Z. Proceed to Chapter 2, “Taking Pictures,” for simple,
step-by-step instructions.
If you need to change the date and time settings, see “Setting
the time and date” on page 4-20.
After taking photos, you can transfer the images to your
computer in the following ways.
❏
Connect your camera to your computer with a USB or
serial cable and use the EPSON Photo!3 or EPSON
Auto Downloader software. For software installation
instructions, see the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide.
❏
Insert your memory card into your computer’s memory
card slot directly or using a PCMCIA adapter. To use
the memory card, see “Inserting a memory card into
your computer” on page 6-2.
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Chapter 2
Taking Pictures
Using the PhotoPC 3000Z to take pictures is similar to using
a traditional “point and shoot” camera. This chapter
explains the procedures for taking photos with the camera
and covers the following topics.
❏
Determining the picture-taking range
❏
Checking the display panel
❏
Making basic settings
❏
Taking different kinds of pictures, including still
pictures and video clips
❏
Making audio recordings
❏
Getting tips from the online Color Guide
2
Getting Ready
This section prepares you to take pictures with your
PhotoPC 3000Z. It includes information on your camera’s
picture-taking range and explains how to make image
quality and flash control settings, and how to use the self
timer.
Note:
EPSON is not responsible for any images you may lose
while using our products and software. Make sure that your
camera is working normally before taking important
pictures.
Taking Pictures
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Your camera’s picture-taking and flash range
The camera should be held at least 50 centimeters away
from the subject when composing a shot through the
viewfinder, unless you are using the macro setting.
When using the macro setting, close-up photos can be taken
when the camera is 6 to 50 centimeters away from the
subject. For instructions on using this feature, see “Using
the macro setting to take close-ups” on page 2-11.
The flash has the following effective ranges, depending
upon the optical zoom ratio and whether or not the macro
setting is used.
Wide (minimum zoom):
50 - 420 centimeters
Tele (maximum zoom):
50 - 340 centimeters
Macro:
20 - 50 centimeters
The effective flash range varies, depending on the
sensitivity setting. See page A-3 for more details.
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Taking Pictures
Turning the camera on and off
Before turning the camera on, be sure to remove the lens
cap from the camera. Use the POWER button in the center
of the camera’s dial switch to turn the camera on and off.
POWER button
The lens extends from the camera when a red icon is selected
with the dial switch and the camera is turned on. The lens
retracts when you turn the camera off.
Note:
If the camera’s shut-off feature turns the camera off while
the lens is protruding, the lens does not retract. To retract
the lens, press the POWER button once to turn the camera
on, and again to turn it back off.
Using the display panel
This number is affected by the image quality setting. When
you adjust the image quality, the number of remaining
pictures is altered accordingly.
When the memory card is full, the number on the display
panel reads 0 (zero), the red indicator light on the back of
the camera blinks, and the shutter button does not work.
Before you can take any more photos, you must erase some
or all of the images in the memory card. See “Erasing
images” on page 3-7 for instructions. If you want to save
your photos before erasing them, transfer them to your
computer using the EPSON Photo!3 or EPSON Auto
Downloader software and a serial or USB cable, or via the
memory card.
When you take photos, the number of remaining photos and
the total number of photos that you can save in the memory
card are displayed on the LCD monitor. When you play back
photos, the LCD monitor displays the number of the photo
that you are viewing and the total number of photos that you
have taken.
When in the Program and Manual
camera modes, the exposure value
appears at the left side of the display
panel and the shutter speed appears at
the right when you depress the shutter
button halfway.
The large number in the lower right corner of
the display panel shows the approximate
number of remaining pictures that you can
take.
Note:
❏ If there are any audio recordings stored on your
memory card, the number shown on the display panel
may be greater than the actual number of remaining
photos.
❏
The number of remaining photos displayed does not
include video clips.
When the camera’s dial switch is set to
, SEt is shown on the display panel.
While making an audio recording, rEc
is shown on the display panel.
When taking photos using the time lapse
feature, Int is shown on the display
panel.
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Other dial positions
Using the dial switch
The camera’s dial switch has
six different positions which
determine how the camera works. This
section gives an overview of each dial
position.
Dial positions for taking pictures
When you want to take pictures, turn the dial switch so that
one of the red icons on the top of the dial is selected. The
three red dial positions are described below.
For taking multiple exposures, including video
clips. See “Taking Multiple Exposures” on page
2-12 for details.
For using the LCD monitor to take photos and make
audio recordings. See “Taking Pictures Using the
LCD monitor” on page 2-9 for details.
For using the viewfinder to take pictures. See
“Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page
2-6 for details.
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Taking Pictures
To perform other camera operations, turn the dial switch so
that one of the following icons is selected.
For playing back and managing photos, audio
recordings, and video clips. See Chapter 3,
“Viewing and Managing Your Images,” for details.
For using Print Mark, EPSON Photo!3, and other
software. See Chapter 5, “Using Print Mark to Print
Photos,” and the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide for details.
For viewing information and setting up the camera.
See “Making Camera Settings” on page 4-20 for
details.
Making basic settings
Changes the image quality setting. See “Adjusting
the image quality” on page 4-1 for details.
With the exception of the round MENU ON/OFF button at
the lower right corner, these buttons are not named.
Throughout this manual, these buttons are often referred to
by the icon or words that appear on the LCD monitor next
to or above the button. For example, the button below Menu
Change is called the Menu Change button. As you use the
camera, the icon or words that correspond to each button
change, and accordingly the name of the button in the
manual also changes.
Changes the flash setting. See “Setting the flash”
on page 4-4 for details.
Other times, the LCD monitor buttons may be referred to
by their location.
The three small buttons on top of the camera allow you to
easily make some basic settings. You can use these buttons
when the one of the red icons on top of the dial switch is
selected. The buttons are described below.
Turns the self timer on and off. See “Using the self
timer” on page 2-8 for details.
Note:
You can use EPSON Photo!3 to make basic settings and to
take photos from a computer to which the PhotoPC 3000Z
is properly connected. See the EPSON Digital Camera
Software User’s Guide for more details.
Using the LCD monitor buttons
There are eight buttons on the back of your PhotoPC 3000Z,
below and to the right of the camera's LCD monitor. These
buttons are for making various settings and for using the
different features of the PhotoPC 3000Z.
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Note:
❏ Hold the camera firmly with both hands and keep
it still for a few moments after you press the shutter
button.
Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder
Using the viewfinder instead of the
LCD monitor to take pictures saves
battery power and helps you hold the
camera steady while pressing the
shutter button.
Follow the steps below.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to , then
turn on the camera. Then wait until the green indicator
light beside the viewfinder comes on.
2.
Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject in the cross-hairs. If you cannot see clearly,
adjust the diopter by turning the correction dial beside
the viewfinder.
shutter button
❏
Make sure that you are not blocking the lens 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.
3.
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus. The green indicator light beside the viewfinder
stops blinking when the lens locks in focus. If you wish,
you can now reposition the camera, so that your subject
is off-center, without losing focus.
4.
Depress the shutter button fully to take the photo.
5.
Hold the camera still until the green indicator light
beside the viewfinder comes back on, or until the
camera makes a clicking sound. Then release the
shutter button.
diopter
correction
dial
lens
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Taking Pictures
After you take a picture, the green indicator light
blinks. This signals that the image has been captured
and the camera is processing it. When the light stops
blinking, the image is saved. Saved images remain in
the memory card even when the camera is turned off,
the batteries are removed, or the memory card is
removed from the camera.
When the indicator light next to the viewfinder stops
blinking, the camera is ready to take another picture.
Using the optical zoom feature
You can capture a smaller portion of the subject at a higher
magnification using the optical (x3) zoom feature.
Your PhotoPC 3000Z’s optical zoom feature allows you to
increase the magnification of your images by as much as
three times. To use the optical zoom feature, press the W
and T buttons on the back of the camera under the dial
switch. To zoom out, press the W button. To zoom in, press
the T button. You can use the optical zoom feature at any
time when taking photos.
zoom out
(wide)
zoom in
(telephoto)
When using the zoom feature in the
or
dial position,
the following zoom indicator appears at the top of the LCD
monitor.
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yellow slider
Note:
You can also use the self timer when taking photos or
video clips using the LCD monitor. For more
information on taking photos with the LCD monitor,
see “Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor” on page
2-9. For more information on taking video clips, see
“Recording video clips” on page 2-12.
A yellow slider indicates the current
zoom status, moving to the right when
you zoom in on your subject and to the
left when you zoom out.
Note:
You cannot use the optical zoom feature while taking video
clips. To zoom in or out for a video clip, make the zoom
setting before you begin taking the clip.
Using the self timer
3.
Press the
timer button on the top of the camera. The
timer icon appears on the display panel.
4.
Take a picture. The timer icon and the red timer light
on the front of the camera flash slowly for eight
seconds, then rapidly for two seconds before the shutter
releases.
Turning on the self timer creates a 10-second delay
between the time you press the shutter button and
the moment the image is captured, allowing you
include yourself in photographs. The timer icon appears on
the display panel when you turn on the timer. Follow the
steps below.
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1.
Place the camera on a flat surface or a tripod.
2.
Remove the lens cap, turn on the camera, and set the
dial switch to
. Wait until the green indicator light
comes on.
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To take another picture using the self timer, press the
timer button again.
Note:
❏ To stop the self timer after pressing the shutter button,
press the shutter button again, or press the
timer
button.
❏
You can use the self timer when taking photos using the
continuous shooting feature. The camera takes up to
37 pictures in sequence, beginning ten seconds after
you press the shutter button. To turn continuous
shooting on, see “Using the continuous shooting
feature” on page 2-14.
Note:
❏ Hold the camera firmly with both hands and keep
it still for a few moments after you press the shutter
button.
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 shooting and confirm
image quality immediately after
shooting. Use the LCD monitor when
you want to take pictures using the
panorama or digital zoom features, or when taking closeups.
❏
2.
Note:
❏ You can turn the LCD monitor’s text display on and off
by pressing the MENU ON/OFF button.
❏
❏
It is possible to make audio recordings when taking
pictures using the LCD monitor. See “Making Audio
Recordings for Photos” on page 2-16.
You can use the basic playback feature when the dial
switch is set to . See “Using the basic playback
feature” on page 2-10.
Make sure that you are not blocking the lens with
your finger, the strap, clothing, or other objects.
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus. A small green circle
appears in the upperright corner of the monitor. If you wish, you can now
reposition the camera, so that your subject is off-center,
without losing focus.
When you are in the Program or Manual camera mode,
the shutter speed and aperture settings are shown on the
display panel on the top of the camera.
3.
Depress the shutter button completely to take the photo.
4.
Hold the camera still until the camera makes a clicking
sound. Then release the shutter button.
Follow these steps to take pictures using the LCD monitor.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to , then
turn on the camera. You will see a live preview
displayed on the LCD monitor. Center the subject of
your photo in the monitor.
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Note:
For an explanation on using the buttons on the back of
the camera, see “Using the LCD monitor buttons” on
page 2-5.
After the picture is taken, it remains displayed on the
monitor until the camera finishes processing it. After
the green indicator light comes on, you can take another
photo or display or manage your photos. See “Viewing
and Managing Your Images” on page 3-1.
Using the basic playback feature
When you take photos using the LCD monitor, you can view
the photos that you have already taken using the basic
playback feature. Using this feature, you can view your
photos without having to turn the dial switch to the
position after taking a photo. To use the basic playback
feature, you must first make some settings. Follow these
steps.
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3.
Press the Confirmation button to select On.
4.
Turn the dial switch to
5.
After the camera processes the photo, the
icon
appears briefly next to the top-right LCD monitor
button. Press this button while the icon is displayed to
playback your photos.
and take a picture.
To delete the photo you just took, press the Delete
button. Before taking more photos, press the BACK
button.
Note:
❏ Using this feature increases the amount of time
that you must wait after taking a picture before
you can take the next one.
During playback, you can enlarge or erase photos, view
multiple photos, and play back audio recordings. Refer to
the appropriate section below.
❏
❏
To enlarge photos, see “Magnifying photos” on page
3-2.
❏
To erase photos, see “Erasing images” on page 3-7.
❏
To change the number of photos that you can view on
the LCD monitor at a time, see “Displaying one, four,
or nine photos at once” on page 3-1.
You cannot view video clips using the basic
playback feature.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Shot SETUP button on the back of the camera.
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❏
To play back audio recordings, see “Audio playback
using the built-in speaker” on page 2-18.
If you want to use the digital zoom feature together with
the continuous shooting feature or the time lapse
feature, turn the dial switch to , then push the Mode
Change button until CONTINUOUS or INTERVAL
(for time lapse) is displayed at the top of the LCD
monitor.
Using the digital zoom feature
You can capture a smaller portion of your subject at a higher
magnification using the optical (×3) and/or the digital (×2)
zoom features. When you use both features at the same time,
you can magnify the image by as much as six times. For
details on using the optical zoom feature, see “Using the
optical zoom feature” on page 2-7.
4.
Using the macro setting to take close-ups
The macro feature allows you to take pictures
of subjects 6 to 50 centimeters away from the
camera.
Your PhotoPC 3000Z’s digital zoom feature allows you to
double the magnification of your images. Follow the steps
below.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
on the camera.
2.
Press the LCD monitor button next to ×1. A yellow
frame appears around the previewed image, ×1 is
replaced by ×2, and DIGITAL ZOOM is displayed
briefly at the center of the monitor.
3.
, and turn
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and take a
picture.
Note:
You may need to be more than 6 centimeters away from the
subject when using the optical zoom feature. See “Using the
optical zoom feature” on page 2-7 for details.
Follow the steps below to use the macro feature.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
on the camera.
2.
Press the Normal Frame button once. A green frame
appears around the previewed image and MACRO is
displayed briefly at the center of the monitor.
If you want to use the digital zoom feature when taking
a video clip, turn the dial switch to .
, and turn
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If you want to use the continuous shooting feature or
the time lapse feature together with the macro feature,
after selecting MACRO, turn the dial switch to .
Then press the Mode Change button once to use the
continuous shooting feature, or twice to use the time
lapse feature.
3.
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and take a
picture.
If you want to use the continuous shooting feature or
the time lapse feature while taking panorama photos,
after selecting PANORAMA, turn the dial switch to
. Then press the Mode Change button once to use
the continuous shooting feature, or twice to use the time
lapse feature.
3.
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and take a
picture.
Using the panorama feature to take panoramic photos
You can take panoramic photos when using the
LCD monitor to take photos. Follow the steps
below.
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1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
on the camera.
2.
Press the Normal Frame button twice. Black margins
appear above and below the previewed image, and
PANORAMA is displayed briefly at the center of the
monitor.
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Taking Multiple Exposures
To record video clips or to use the
continuous shooting or time lapse
shooting feature, turn the camera’s
dial switch to .
, then turn
Recording video clips
You can record video clips up to 25 seconds in length with
your PhotoPC 3000Z. Before taking a video clip, you can
choose whether or not to record sound with the clip.
❏
Follow these steps to record a video clip.
Note:
❏ The image quality setting is disabled when taking video
clips.
❏
You cannot use the panorama feature when recording
video clips.
❏
You can record sound with your video clips only while
you are taking the clip. You cannot make an associated
audio recording for existing video clips.
❏
The flash is disabled when recording video clips.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to , and press
the POWER button to turn on the camera. VIDEO
CLIP appears at the top of the LCD monitor, a white
frame appears around the previewed image, and the
total available amount of recording time (up to 25
seconds) is displayed at the upper-left corner of the
LCD monitor.
Note:
❏ The amount of recording time available depends
on the amount of space available in your camera’s
memory card.
2.
To use the macro or digital zoom features when
recording the video clip, first turn the dial switch
to
and press the Normal Frame button to select
MACRO, or the x1 button to select DIGITAL
ZOOM. Then set the dial switch to and proceed
to the next step.
To record audio with your video clip, press the Sound
button to select On.
To take a video clip with no audio, select Off.
Note:
For an explanation on using the buttons on the back of
the camera, see “Using the LCD monitor buttons” on
page 2-5.
3.
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor, then press the
shutter button to begin recording the video clip.
The amount of time remaining for recording is
displayed at the upper-left corner of the LCD monitor.
REC is displayed in red directly below the remaining
seconds to indicate that you are recording.
4.
You can stop recording a clip at any time by pressing
the shutter button again, or you can continue recording
until recording time runs out.
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Using the continuous shooting feature
You can use the continuous shooting feature to break down
a complex motion into photos containing a series of easyto-see steps. You can also use it to take a number of
consecutive pictures and then choose the ones that you like
best. When the image quality is set to Standard, you can take
almost two photos per second, up to approximately 37
photos. When Fine is selected, you can take almost one
photo per second, up to approximately seven photos. When
Super Fine is selected, you can take one photo per second,
up to approximately three photos.
Note:
❏ When using the continuous shooting feature, you
cannot use the flash or select the HyPict or TIFF image
quality settings.
❏
You cannot make an audio recording while using the
continuous shooting feature.
❏
Settings made in other dial positions remain effective
when you use the continuous shooting feature. Before
using the continuous shooting feature, turn the dial
switch to the appropriate position and make your
settings.
Follow these steps to take pictures using the continuous
shooting feature.
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1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
on the camera.
, and turn
2.
Press the Mode Change button. A red frame appears
around the previewed image and CONTINUOUS is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
3.
If necessary, adjust the image quality and activate the
self timer using the buttons on the top of the camera.
The self timer creates a ten second delay between the
time you press the shutter button and the moment the
actual image is captured.
4.
Depress the shutter button halfway to lock the focus,
then depress it fully and hold it down to begin taking a
series of photos.
5.
Release the shutter button to stop taking pictures.
Using the time lapse feature
You can use the time lapse feature to take pictures
automatically at a preset time interval. Use this feature
creatively to capture scenes that change over time, such as
sunsets, plant life, or a busy street corner. The time interval
can be set from ten seconds to 24 hours.
Note:
❏ The settings that you make in the
dial position
remain when you use the time lapse feature. To make
settings, turn the dial switch to
and make the
appropriate settings before using the time lapse
feature.
❏
You cannot take TIFF files when using the time lapse
feature.
1.
Secure the camera on a flat surface or tripod.
2.
Remove the lens cap, turn the dial switch to , and
turn on the camera. Push the Mode Change button until
CONTINUOUS is displayed at the top of the LCD
monitor. A red frame appears around the previewed
image and CONTINUOUS is displayed at the top of
the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the Mode Change button. INTERVAL is
displayed at the top of the LCD monitor.
4.
The hours, minutes, and seconds appear in the center
of the screen with the seconds highlighted. Press the up
and down arrow icon buttons to change the value of the
highlighted time unit. To highlight a different time unit,
press the left and right arrow icon buttons.
If you wish to quickly select either the longest or the
shortest available interval, you can toggle between 24
hours and the shortest available interval by pressing the
Max/Min button.
Note:
The shortest available interval varies depending on the
current image quality, shutter speed, and audio
recording settings.
5.
Once you have set the desired interval, frame the
subject in the LCD monitor and press the shutter button
to begin taking photos.
Note:
❏ The camera may turn off automatically after you
take the first picture. It automatically turns back
on to take pictures at the specified time.
❏
6.
When using the self timer feature, the camera
takes a photo ten seconds after you press the
shutter button, then continues taking photos at the
specified time lapse interval.
To turn off the time lapse feature, press the POWER
button while Int appears on the camera’s display
panel.
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Making Audio Recordings for Photos
Your PhotoPC 3000Z has a built-in microphone that can
record messages to attach to your images. You can make
audio recordings up to ten seconds long immediately after
taking photos using the LCD monitor. You can also make
recordings for photos that were taken previously.
Note:
❏ To play back audio recordings using your camera, see
“Audio playback using the built-in speaker” on page
2-18.
❏
You can also play back audio recordings from your
computer using EPSON Photo!3. See the EPSON
Digital Camera Software User’s Guide for
instructions.
❏
To erase audio recordings, see “Erasing audio
recordings” on page 3-9.
1.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Shot SETUP button on the back of the camera.
Note:
For an explanation on using the buttons on the back of
the camera, see “Using the LCD monitor buttons” on
page 2-5.
3.
Press the Confirmation button to select On.
4.
Turn the dial switch to
Recording audio immediately after taking photos
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You cannot make recordings when taking pictures
using the viewfinder.
5.
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and take a
picture.
6.
The captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor
momentarily, and Rec Sound is displayed at the right.
To begin recording, press the Rec Sound button. The
camera begins making the audio recording.
To make audio recordings immediately after taking photos,
you must first make a few settings. Follow these steps.
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Note:
❏ To make recordings while using the time lapse
feature, turn the dial switch to , press the Mode
Change button twice, then press the Sound button
to select On. See “Using the time lapse feature”
on page 2-14 for more information.
❏
Note:
You cannot make audio recordings when taking photos
using the viewfinder.
, and
Note:
When making recordings while using the time lapse
feature, Rec Sound is not displayed and the camera
automatically records audio after the photo is taken.
7.
A ten-second countdown is displayed on the screen.
You can record audio until the time runs out by
speaking into the built-in microphone on the back of
the camera. To stop recording before ten seconds is up,
press the Stop button.
2.
Press the arrow icon buttons to select the image to
which you want to attach an audio recording. If a photo
already has an audio recording associated with it, a
microphone icon is displayed in the upper-left corner
of the photo.
3.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the Sound
button.
4.
To begin making the recording, press the Sound Rec
button. You can record audio until the time runs out by
speaking into the built-in microphone on the back of
the camera.
Note:
When making recordings while using the time lapse
feature, Stop does not appear on the LCD monitor.
If there is already an audio recording associated with
the current photo, a confirmation message appears. To
erase the old recording and make a new one, press Yes.
Press No to cancel recording.
Recording audio for existing photos
To make audio recordings for previously taken photos,
follow these steps.
Note:
You cannot make an audio recording for existing video
clips.
1.
Set the dial switch to
To stop recording before ten seconds is up, press the
Stop button.
5.
Press the BACK button twice to exit.
, then turn on the camera.
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Audio playback using the built-in speaker
You can play back the audio files recorded for photos and
video clips using the built-in speaker. Follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the arrow icon buttons to select an image that has
an audio recording associated with it. These images
have a microphone icon displayed in the upper-left
corner.
3.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the Sound
button.
4.
Press the Sound Play button to play back the recording.
Press the Sound Stop button to cancel play back.
5.
Press the BACK button twice to return to the first
screen.
Note:
To adjust the speaker volume, see “Adjusting the speaker
volume” on page 4-22.
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Viewing the Color Guide
The Color Guide, included on your Color Guide CD-ROM,
contains ideas and hints for taking pictures with your digital
camera and for working with your digital images, and
provides useful information on color imaging.
You must have one of the following browsers, or its
equivalent, installed in order to view the Color Guide.
❏
Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later
❏
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
If a compatible browser is not installed on your computer,
you must either obtain one and install it, or install the
browser that comes with the Color Guide CD-ROM. For
further details, double-click the Readme.txt file (for
Windows) or the Read Me First icon (for Macintosh)
included on the CD-ROM, and follow the instructions
given.
To view the Color Guide (once a compatible browser is
installed), insert the Color Guide CD and double-click your
computer’s CD-ROM drive icon, then double-click
color.htm (for Windows) or Color Guide (for Macintosh).
Chapter 3
Viewing and Managing Your Images
This chapter explains how to view photos on your camera’s
LCD monitor, your computer monitor, or a television set. It
also includes explanations for locking and erasing photos,
and for displaying photo information using the controls on
your camera.
This chapter covers the following topics.
❏
Displaying photos on your camera
❏
Playing back video clips on your camera
❏
Erasing photos and video clips
❏
Preventing images from being erased
❏
Viewing photo information
❏
Viewing images on your computer, television,
or projector
Viewing Images Using the LCD Monitor
When your camera’s dial switch is in the
position, you
can use the camera’s LCD monitor to view your photos and
video clips in a variety of ways. You can also view detailed
information about each photo.
Note:
Only images that are in the EPSON Photo file format can
be magnified, have audio recordings attached, or display
photo information.
Displaying one, four, or nine photos at once
The PhotoPC 3000Z’s monitor can display one, four, or nine
photos at a time. To change the number of photos displayed,
follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to , then turn on the camera. A
photo is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Note:
No Images is displayed when there are no photos saved
on the camera’s memory card.
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2.
To display four photos at a time, press the Multi button
once. Multi changes to 1/9, and small “thumbnails” of
the last four photos you took appear on the screen, with
the currently selected photo framed in white.
3.
Press the 1/9 button to display nine photos at a time. 1/
9 changes to 1/1.
3.
4.
To display only the currently selected photo, press the
1/1 button. 1/1 changes to Multi.
Magnifying photos
You can view a magnified version of the photos saved in
your camera on the LCD monitor. Follow the steps below.
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Note:
When magnifying a panoramic picture, you can only
scroll left and right.
Press the arrow icon buttons to select an photo with the
white frame. Hold the button down to move through
the photos quickly.
When the frame reaches the first or last photo in the
current group, the previous or next group of photos is
displayed.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
To magnify the currently displayed photo, press the
button.
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A magnified view of the photo appears, and an icon in
the top left corner of the LCD monitor indicates the
portion of the photo which is currently displayed.
Scroll the screen up, down, right, or left using the arrow
icon buttons. You can scroll quickly through the screen
by holding down any one of the arrow icon buttons.
4.
To exit the magnification screen, press BACK.
Viewing a slide show of your photos
The slide show feature plays back a series of photos on your
camera’s LCD monitor. Your PhotoPC 3000Z’s slide show
includes navigation features and gives you full control of
the photos in your slide show. To use the slide show, follow
the steps below.
Note:
To adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor, see “Setting
the LCD monitor’s brightness level” on page 4-21.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the SLIDE
SHOW button.
3.
Press the Sound button to turn the playback of audio
recordings on or off.
4.
The slide interval setting is displayed on the LCD
monitor, directly below the sound setting. Press the
button next to the slide interval to change the setting.
You can choose between 3 Sec, 5 Sec, Shuffle, and
Manual.
If you selected 3 Sec, 5 Sec, or Shuffle in step 4, Quit
and Pause are displayed on the screen after you press
Start. Press the Pause button to pause the slide show.
Press it again to restart the slide show, or press the Rev
or Fwd button to view the previous or next photo. Press
the Quit button to cancel the slide show before it is
finished.
7.
Note:
If you choose Shuffle, the photo changes automatically
every three seconds.
Once the slide show is finished, press the BACK button
twice.
Excluding or adding photos
5.
To exclude certain photos from your slide show, or to
rotate certain photos, press the Settings button. For
details on excluding or adding photos, refer to the next
section. For details on rotating photos, refer to
“Rotating photos” on page 3-4.
By default, all of the photos saved on the memory card in
your camera are automatically included in a slide show. To
exclude any of the photos from the slide show, or to add any
previously excluded photos to the slide show, follow these
steps.
6.
When you are ready to begin the slide show, press the
Start button.
1.
Set the dial switch to
2.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the SLIDE
SHOW button.
3.
Press the Settings button.
If you selected Manual as the slide interval in step 4,
Rev and Fwd are displayed on the screen after you press
Start. Press the Rev button to view the previous photo,
or press the Fwd button to view the next photo.
, then turn on the camera.
To make selecting photos easier, you can display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the button
below Multi once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
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Note:
A number is displayed on each photo that is currently
included in the slide show.
4.
To exclude a photo from the slide show, press the arrow
icon buttons to select the photo with the white frame,
then press Exclude. To exclude all of the photos, press
Exclude All.
To make selecting photos easier, you can display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the button
below Multi once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
4.
Press the arrow icon buttons to select the photo that you
want to rotate.
5.
To rotate the photo 90 degrees to the left from its
original orientation, press the Rotate button once. Press
it again to rotate the photo 90 degrees to the right from
its original orientation. Press the button again to return
the photo to its original orientation.
To include an excluded photo in the slide show, press
the arrow icon buttons to select the photo with the white
frame, then press Select. To include all of the photos,
press Select All.
5.
Press the BACK button when you are finished selecting
photos, then follow steps 3 through 6 in “Viewing a
slide show of your photos” on page 3-2.
Rotating photos
You can rotate any photo by 90 degrees to the right or left
for display in a slide show. To rotate a photo, follow these
steps.
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1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the SLIDE
SHOW button.
3.
Press the Settings button.
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To rotate other photos, repeat steps 4 and 5.
6.
Press BACK when you are finished rotating photos,
then follow steps 3 through 6 in “Viewing a slide show
of your photos” on page 3-2.
Viewing photo information
Others:
You can view the following information about the currently
displayed photo on the LCD monitor.
Image Number:
Folder name and image number in the
memory card.
Note:
(e) indicates that the photo is based on
the Design rule for camera file system,
which is a recording standard for image
files.
Date:
Month/day/year and time
Shutter Speed:
1/750 to 8
Aperture:
F2 to F8
Exposure
Adjustment:
+2.0 to -2.0
Flash:
ON or OFF
An icon indicates the flash setting that
was used when the photo was taken.
White Balance:
Auto, Fixed, or Custom
Icons indicate the sensitivity and
metering system settings.
An icon indicates whether the macro or
panorama feature was used.
D-ZOOM indicates that the digital
zoom was used.
To display photo information for a photo, follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Menu Change button.
3.
Use the arrow icon buttons to select a photo for which
you want to view information, then press the Info
button.
4.
Press the BACK button twice to return to the first
screen.
Selecting a folder in the CompactFlash Card
If there is more than one folder on your CompactFlash Card
that your PhotoPC 3000Z can access, you can change the
folder that your camera accesses. To change the folder,
follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then press the POWER
button to turn on the camera.
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2.
Press Memory SETUP. The name of the folder
currently being used appears on the right side of the
LCD monitor, between the up and down arrow icons.
3.
Press the up and down arrow icon buttons to change
the folder, then press the BACK button.
To display frames from four video clips at a time, press
the Multi button once. Multi changes to 1/9, and small
“thumbnail” images of the first frames from the last
four video clips you took appear on the screen, with the
currently selected video clip framed in white.
Press the 1/9 button to display nine frames at a time. 1/
9 changes to 1/1.
Playing back video clips
The PhotoPC 3000Z allows you to view your video clips in
a variety of ways. You can play them forward or in reverse,
in slow motion, or one frame at a time in either direction,
and you can fast forward or rewind them. Follow the steps
below.
1.
Set the dial switch to
2.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the Video
Clip button. The first frame of the last video clip you
took appears on the screen.
3.
To select the video clip that you want to play back,
press the up and down arrow icon buttons.
4.
To play the clip, press the Play button.
Note:
If audio was recorded with the video clip, the camera’s
built-in speaker replays the audio during video
playback. To adjust the volume of the built-in speaker,
see “Adjusting the speaker volume” on page 4-22.
, then turn on the camera.
To play the clip in reverse, from the last frame to the
first, press the Fwd button. The last frame of the video
clip is displayed and Fwd changes to Rev. Then, press
the Play button.
Note:
When there are no video clips saved on the camera’s
memory card, the Menu Change button is disabled, or
the message There is no video clip is displayed.
To play the clip in slow motion, press the Change Speed
button during playback.
5.
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To pause the clip during playback, press the Pause
button.
To move forward through the clip one frame at a time
while the clip is paused, press the Fwd button. To move
through the clip one frame at a time in reverse, press
the Rev button. Hold down one of the up and down
arrow icon buttons to fast forward or rewind through
the clip.
1.
Set the dial switch to
2.
Press the arrow icon buttons to display the photo that
you want to erase.
To make selecting photos easier, you can display either
four or nine photos at once by pressing the button below
Multi once or twice. A white frame is displayed around
the selected photo.
Press the Restart button to resume playback of the clip.
6.
When you are finished playing back the video clip,
press the Quit button, then press the Back button.
, then turn on the camera.
3.
Press the Delete button to erase the photo.
4.
A confirmation message is displayed. Press Yes to
erase the photo. Press No to cancel.
Managing Images with the LCD Monitor
Erasing all of the photos
This section provides instructions to help you manage your
images using the LCD monitor.
Erasing images
You can erase one photo, several photos, or all of the photos
at once using the LCD monitor.
To erase all of the photos stored on the memory card in your
camera at once, follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Select Image button.
3.
Press the Delete All button to erase all of the photos at
once.
4.
A confirmation message appears. Press Yes to erase all
of the photos. Press No to cancel.
Erasing individual photos
To erase photos saved in your memory card one at a time,
follow the steps below.
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Note:
If any photos are locked, a message is displayed
confirming that you want to erase the locked photos.
Press No to erase only the unlocked photos. Press Yes
to erase all photos, including those that are locked. For
information on locking and unlocking photos, see
“Locking and unlocking photos” on page 3-9.
5.
After you have marked all of the photos that you want
to erase, press the Back button to erase them.
6.
A confirmation message appears. Press Yes to erase the
selected photos. Press No to cancel.
Note:
If any photos are locked, a message confirming that
you want to erase the locked photos is displayed. Press
No to erase only the unlocked photos. Press Yes to
erase all photos, including those that are locked. For
information on locking and unlocking photos, see
“Locking and unlocking photos” in the next section.
Erasing selected photos
To erase selected photos from the memory card in your
camera, follow these steps.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
To make selecting photos easier, you can display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the Multi
button once or twice. Multiple photos are displayed and
a white frame appears around the selected photo.
2.
3.
4.
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Press the Select Image button. Then press the arrow
icon buttons to select the photo that you want to erase
with the white frame.
Locking and unlocking photos
Use the lock feature to protect your photos from being
accidentally erased. If you try to erase a locked photo, a
message appears asking you to confirm deletion. Locked
files are also erased when you format the memory card.
To lock or unlock selected photos stored on the memory
card in your camera, follow these steps.
To mark that photo, press Sel. to Delete. A white frame
appears around the selected photo.
1.
Set the dial switch to
To mark more photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.
2.
Press the Select Image button. Press the arrow icon
buttons to move the white frame until the appropriate
photo is selected.
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, then turn on the camera.
3.
To make selecting photos easier, you can display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the Multi
button once or twice. Multiple photos are displayed and
a white frame appears around the selected photo.
2.
Use the arrow icon buttons to select a photo with an
attached audio recording that you want to erase (a
microphone icon is displayed in each photo that has an
attached recording).
To lock that photo, press the Lock button. A lock icon
appears in the upper-left corner of the photo.
3.
Press the Menu Change button.
4.
Press the Sound button.
5.
To erase the selected photo’s audio recording, press the
Delete Sound button.
To unlock a locked photo, press the Unlock button. The
lock icon is removed from the upper-left corner of the
photo.
4.
To lock or unlock other photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
When you are finished locking and unlocking photos,
press the BACK button.
Erasing audio recordings
If the selected photo is locked, a message appears
informing you that the photo is locked. To unlock the
photo, press Yes. For details on locking and unlocking
photos, see “Locking and unlocking photos” on page
3-9.
6.
A message is displayed to confirm whether you want
to erase the audio recording. Press Yes to erase the
recording, or No to cancel.
7.
Press the BACK button twice to exit.
To erase audio recordings from the memory card in your
camera, follow the steps below.
Note:
To make audio recordings, see “Making Audio Recordings
for Photos” on page 2-16.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
3
Erasing video clips
To erase video clips saved on your memory card, follow the
steps below.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
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2.
Press the Menu Change button, then press the Video
Clip button. The first frame of the last video clip you
took appears on the screen.
3.
Use the arrow icon buttons to select the video clip that
you want to erase.
To make selecting video clips easier, you can display
the first frame from either four or nine clips at a time
by pressing the Multi button once or twice. Multiple
frames are displayed and a white frame appears around
the selected clip.
4.
After selecting the video clip, press the Delete button.
Press the Yes button to erase the video clip.
To cancel erasing the clip, press the No button.
Viewing and Managing Images Using Your
Computer
You can transfer pictures from your PhotoPC 3000Z’s
CompactFlash Card to your computer. This allows you to
display your photos on your computer monitor and to use
them in your letters and presentations, or in just about any
document or file that you can create on your computer. You
can also manage the pictures saved on the camera’s memory
card using your computer.
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To use your camera in conjunction with your computer, first
install EPSON Photo!3, then connect the camera to the
computer. See the EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s
Guide for details. It contains information on the following
topics.
❏
Installing EPSON Photo!3 and EPSON Photo File
Converter
❏
Connecting the PhotoPC 3000Z to your computer
❏
Transferring pictures to your computer
❏
Erasing pictures from the camera’s memory card
❏
Using pictures in your documents
❏
Uploading image files to the camera’s memory card
❏
Uploading programs to the camera
Note:
❏ When the PhotoPC 3000Z is connected to your
computer with a cable, it turns off automatically after
one minute of inactivity. To turn the camera back on,
press the POWER button.
❏
After connecting the PhotoPC 3000Z to your computer,
before you
the camera’s dial switch must be set to
start EPSON Photo!3. The LCD monitor displays a
photo, then automatically shuts off to save battery
power.
3.
Viewing Pictures on a Television
Connect the AV cable to the AV OUT port on the
camera as shown below.
You can display images and play back audio recordings
saved on the camera’s memory card on a regular television
simply by connecting the camera to the television using the
AV cable that came with your PhotoPC 3000Z.
3
Note:
Television telecasting specifications vary by country. Select
NTSC or PAL to meet the video signal specifications in your
country. See “Selecting the signal system and language” on
page 4-22.
4.
Follow the steps below to connect the PhotoPC 3000Z to
your television.
1.
Make sure the camera and television are turned off.
2.
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Connect the other end of the AV cable to the audio and
video input ports on the television.
connector cover
VIDEO
(yellow)
AUDIO
(white)
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5.
Turn on the television and switch it to video mode.
6.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
The last picture taken appears on the television screen and
the LCD monitor automatically shuts off.
Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector
You can display images stored on your camera’s memory
card using an EPSON Projector that is connected to your
camera via the video cable that came with your PhotoPC
3000Z.
See your EPSON Projector documentation for details.
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Chapter 4
Making Settings
You can make a variety of settings for your PhotoPC 3000Z.
The available settings depend on the camera’s dial switch
position. This chapter explains how to make the following
settings.
❏
Settings that directly affect the quality of the photos
that you take with your camera, such as sensitivity,
white balance, exposure, image quality, flash,
switching between color and monochrome, switching
between internal and external flash, and other advanced
settings.
❏
General camera settings that do not affect the quality
of images, such as the date and time, the language, the
LCD monitor’s brightness level, the speaker volume
level, the beep and shutter sounds, and the automatic
shut-off time.
Making Image Capture Settings
Read this section to make settings that directly affect the
quality of the photos that you take with your camera.
You can make all image capture settings while is selected
as the dial switch position. By pressing the camera’s MENU
ON/OFF button, you can also make some image capture
settings while
is selected as the dial switch position. This
turns on the LCD monitor and allows you to access some of
the settings menus.
Adjusting the image quality
The PhotoPC 3000Z has four basic image quality settings.
It also allows you to take high quality uncompressed TIFF
images.
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Making basic image quality adjustments
While your PhotoPC 3000Z’s dial switch is set to , ,
or , you can cycle through the image quality settings by
pressing the image quality button
on the top of the
camera. The currently selected image quality setting is
displayed on the display panel. You can toggle freely
between these settings and take and save pictures with
various quality settings on the same CompactFlash Card.
The CompactFlash Card’s image capacity will vary
accordingly.
Fine (default setting)
Super fine
HyPict (or TIFF file format)
Standard
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The image quality settings are as follows:
Standard
Images are captured at 640 × 480 pixels, or 640
× 240 pixels for panoramic photos. The
included 16 MB CompactFlash Card holds
approximately 155 standard photos or 311
standard panoramic photos, without audio
recordings. Images are less detailed than those
taken using other settings.
Fine
Images are captured at 2048 × 1536 pixels, or
2048 × 768 pixels for panoramic photos. These
pictures have moderate detail and the included
16 MB CompactFlash Card holds
approximately 31 fine photos or 62 fine
panoramic photos, without audio recordings.
Super fine
Images are captured at 2048 × 1536 pixels, or
2048 × 768 pixels for panoramic photos. These
pictures are highly detailed and the included
16 MB CompactFlash Card holds
approximately 15 super fine photos or 31 super
fine panoramic photos, without audio
recordings.
HyPict
When these icons are shown on the display
panel, you can take HyPict or TIFF photos.
HyPict images are captured at 2544 × 1904
pixels, or 2544 × 952 pixels for panoramic
photos. These pictures have even higher detail
than super fine images, and the included 16
MB CompactFlash Card stores approximately
12 HyPict photos or 25 HyPict panoramic
photos without audio recordings.
For information on TIFF photos, see the next
section.
Note:
❏ The image quality setting is retained when the camera
is turned off.
❏
❏
❏
Taking photos in the TIFF file format
In addition to the four basic image quality settings, your
PhotoPC 3000Z allows you to take uncompressed images
in the TIFF file format. These images are captured at 2048
× 1536 and offer the highest image quality, but have a much
larger file size and take longer to process. The included 16
MB CompactFlash Card stores approximately one TIFF
photo, or three TIFF panoramic photos.
To take TIFF photos, follow these steps.
Note:
❏ To take a TIFF photo, you must use a CompactFlash
Card that has at least 9.1 MB of memory available.
❏
The continuous shooting feature is disabled when
taking TIFF photos.
The number of photos that you can take varies
depending on the complexity of the photo and the
number and length of audio recording files saved on
the memory card.
1.
Remove the lens cap, turn on the camera, and set the
dial switch to
.
2.
Press the Shot SETUP button.
After you take a picture using the HyPict setting, the
camera takes approximately 14 seconds to process the
image.
3.
Press the Image button to select TIFF.
HyPict is not available when using the continuous
shooting feature.
Note:
Selecting JPEG allows you to take photos using the
HyPict image quality setting, instead of the TIFF file
format.
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4
4.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
or , then press
the image quality button
on the top of the camera
until
appears on the display panel.
5.
Press the shutter button to take a TIFF photo.
Note:
After you take a TIFF photo, the camera takes
approximately 32 seconds to process the image.
Turn on the camera and press the button on the top of the
camera to cycle through the flash settings. The settings
appear on the display panel as shown below.
Automatic (default setting)
Red-eye reduction
Setting the flash
Forced flash
The flash has the following effective ranges, depending
upon the optical zoom ratio and whether or not the macro
setting is used.
Wide (minimum zoom):
50-420 centimeters
Tele (maximum zoom):
50-340 centimeters
Macro:
20-50 centimeters
The effective flash range varies depending on the sensitivity
setting (see page A-3 for details).
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Flash off
Slow synchro
(Program and Manual modes only)
The flash settings are as follows:
Automatic
The flash fires automatically whenever more
lighting is needed.
Red-eye reduction
The flash flickers briefly before firing to reduce
the red-eye effect in flash photos of people. As
with the Automatic setting, the flash fires
automatically whenever it’s needed for adequate
lighting.
Note:
❏ After turning on the camera and taking a flash photo,
the flash icon and the green indicator light beside the
viewfinder blink until the flash is fully recharged.
❏
When you use the external flash, the internal flash is
disabled and the button does not work.
Forced flash
The flash fires with every picture you take. Use
this setting to compensate for backlighting; for
example, when you are facing the sun.
❏
Slow synchro is only available in the Program or
Manual camera modes. To change the camera mode,
see “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.
❏
You can select a leading or trailing slow synchro
setting. To select a slow synchro setting, see “Selecting
slow synchro timing” on page 4-18.
❏
The flash is disabled when taking video clips or using
the continuous shooting feature.
Flash off
The flash is disabled even when adequate
lighting is not available. Use this setting for
special effects or when using a flash is prohibited.
Slow synchro
The camera’s shutter speed slows to enhance the
clarity of background details in the photo when
taking pictures at dawn or twilight, or in places
with an illuminated background.
Making camera mode settings
The PhotoPC 3000Z has three camera modes to suit your
photographic needs. Each mode gives you a different degree
of control over the camera settings, whether you are taking
photos using the viewfinder or the LCD monitor. Read this
section to choose the appropriate mode, and to change the
mode if necessary.
Making Settings
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Choosing a camera mode
Choose from the camera modes described below.
Full Auto
Allows you to take photos without having to make complex
settings. The available settings include:
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❏
Flash, including auto, red-eye reduction, forced,
and off
❏
Self timer
❏
Image quality
❏
Optical zoom
❏
Digital zoom
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Sensitivity
❏
Predefined exposure
❏
Fine exposure adjustment
(in increments of 0.5 EV)
❏
Auto, custom, or fixed white balance
Manual
For experienced users who want complete control over the
camera’s wide array of features. Available settings include:
❏
All of the settings that are available in the Full
Auto camera mode
❏
Slow synchro flash
❏
Sensitivity
❏
Macro, panorama or normal
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Fine exposure adjustment
(in increments of 0.2 EV)
❏
Quick playback of photos and messages
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Manual exposure adjustment using the auto
exposure, manual exposure, aperture priority, and
fixed settings features
Program
For users who want a moderate amount of control over the
camera’s features. Available settings include:
❏
Manual focus features
❏
Spot and divided brightness metering systems
❏
Auto, custom, or fixed white balance
❏
All of the settings that are available in the Full
Auto camera mode
❏
Slow synchro flash
Making Settings
Changing the camera mode
2.
The current setting is displayed at the right side of the
LCD monitor. Press the LCD monitor button next to
the current setting to toggle between Color and
Monochrome.
3.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
To change the camera mode, follow these steps.
1.
2.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera. The
current camera mode is displayed at the right side of
the LCD monitor, below the date and time settings.
Press the LCD monitor button next to the current
camera mode to change the setting.
Changing the color/monochrome setting
You can take both color and monochrome photos using the
PhotoPC 3000Z. To select color or monochrome, follow the
steps below.
Making manual focus settings
When in the Manual camera mode, you can make focus
settings manually. Follow these steps.
1.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
(See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.)
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
on the camera.
Note:
❏ The file size is the same for both color and monochrome
photos.
❏
When taking photos with Monochrome selected, the
icon is shown on the camera’s display panel.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, and turn
Note:
You cannot make manual focus settings when taking
pictures using the viewfinder.
3.
If you want to make focus settings manually when
using the macro feature or taking panoramas, press the
button next to Normal Frame until MACRO or
PANORAMA appears in the center of the LCD
monitor.
4.
Press the Menu Change button.
and turn on the camera.
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4
5.
Press the up and down arrow icon buttons to select a
manual focus setting.
You can choose between AF for automatic focus,
for when the subject is about one meter away,
for
when the subject is about three meters away, and
for when the subject is more than three meters away.
When using the macro feature, you can choose between
M1 for when the subject is about 0.2 meters away, M2
for when the subject is about 0.5 meters away, or AF
for automatic focus. The smaller the value, the closer
the subject should be to the camera.
Adjusting the sensitivity setting
❏
If the subject is fast moving (useful for indoor sports)
❏
If the subject is far away when using a flash
❏
If it is dark and you are not using a flash (useful when
flash photography is prohibited)
EPSON recommends setting the sensitivity to standard
at all other times, as image quality is lower when using
higher sensitivity settings.
How to adjust the sensitivity
Follow the steps below to change the sensitivity.
1.
Make sure that Program or Manual is selected as the
camera mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 4-5.)
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
Your PhotoPC 3000Z has the following sensitivity settings.
Standard sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 100
High sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 200
Set the sensitivity to high or super high when taking photos
in the following situations:
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Making Settings
,
If the dial switch is set to , press the MENU ON/OFF
button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
Super high sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 400
When to adjust the sensitivity
or
3.
In the Program camera mode, press the ISO button to
toggle between standard, high, and super high
sensitivity.
In the Manual camera mode, press the Menu Change
button. Then press the ISO button to toggle between
standard, high, or super high sensitivity and press
BACK to save your settings.
Note:
The selected sensitivity setting is displayed under
ISO on the LCD monitor.
If you are an experienced user, and you want to make your
own custom white balance settings, see “Making a custom
white balance setting” on page 4-10.
Changing the white balance setting
Follow these steps to change the white balance setting.
1.
Make sure that the Program or Manual camera mode is
selected. To change the camera mode setting, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
Adjusting the white balance setting
The PhotoPC 3000Z has three white balance settings that
are accessible when the Program or Manual camera mode
is selected, one of which is a custom setting that you can
make yourself.
For example, make FIX the white balance setting when
taking pictures at dusk to increase the reddish color tones in
your images. However, keep the white balance set to AUTO
when taking pictures under white light to avoid a green tone
in your images.
,
If you set the dial switch to , press the
MENU ON/OFF button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
When to adjust the white balance
Your camera’s white balance default setting is AUTO.
When AUTO is selected, the camera adjusts the white
balance automatically. At certain times you may want to
manually adjust the white balance setting so that the colors
in your images appear more realistic.
or
3.
In the Program camera mode, press the W/B button to
toggle between AUTO, FIX and CUSTOM.
In the Manual camera mode, press the Menu Change
button. Then press the W/B button to toggle between
AUTO, FIX, and CUSTOM and press BACK to save
your setting.
Note:
The selected white balance setting is shown beneath
W/B on the LCD monitor.
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Making a custom white balance setting
5.
Follow the steps below to create your own white balance
setting.
Note:
A custom white balance setting remains saved when the
camera is turned off.
1.
Remove the lens cap, turn the dial switch to
turn on the camera.
and
2.
Press the Shot SETUP button.
3.
Press the New W/B button. A confirmation message is
displayed. Press Yes to continue making settings.
4.
Place a white sheet in front of the camera lens so that
it fills the entire LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button to make the new setting.
To use your custom white balance setting, see
“Changing the white balance setting” on page 4-9.
Making exposure settings
The PhotoPC 3000Z allows you to make many levels of
exposure settings in a variety of ways. The following
sections explain how to make predefined exposure settings
when in the Program camera mode, and how to manually
make basic or advanced exposure settings in the Program
or Manual camera mode.
Making basic exposure adjustments
Note:
❏ You can also use a colored sheet. For example, to
create a sepia hue, use a blue sheet. To create a
blue hue, use a yellow sheet. Experiment with
other colors for different effects.
❏
To quit without making a custom white balance
setting, press BACK.
Exposure refers to the amount of light the
camera captures when a photo is taken.
The camera’s default exposure setting is AUTO.
When AUTO is selected, the exposure is adjusted
automatically. However, you can manually adjust the
exposure to change the darkness or brightness of your
photos to compensate for certain conditions.
When to make basic exposure adjustments
Increase the exposure setting when:
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❏
You want to make your photos lighter.
Decrease the exposure setting when:
❏
You are taking pictures of a white object which may
tend to look grayish in photos.
❏
You want to make your photos darker.
❏
❏
You are taking pictures of an object with a bright
background, such as a chair in front of a sunlit window.
You are taking pictures of a black object which may
tend to look grayish in photos.
❏
❏
You are taking photos at the beach or in the snow on a
sunny day.
You are taking pictures of an object with a black
background.
How to make basic exposure adjustments
4
Follow the steps below to change the exposure setting.
1.
Make sure that Program or Manual is selected as the
camera mode. To change the camera mode setting, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
or
,
If the dial switch is set to , press the MENU ON/OFF
button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the LCD monitor buttons next to
lower the exposure value.
to raise or
In the Program camera mode, you can make nine
different settings in increments of 0.5, from -2.0 to 2.0
EV.
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When in the Manual camera mode, you can adjust the
exposure when Auto Exposure or Aperture Priority is
selected. You can make 21 different settings in
increments of 0.2, from -2.0 to 2.0 EV.
Making predefined exposure settings
Note:
❏ The selected exposure setting is shown at the right
side of the LCD monitor.
When to use a predefined exposure setting
❏
❏
Photographic knowledge and experience is
necessary to correctly adjust the exposure. Be sure
the exposure settings are appropriate when taking
important photos.
When shooting under poor photographic
conditions, EPSON recommends taking several
photos of the same subject using different
exposures.
The PhotoPC 3000Z has four predefined exposure settings
available when the Program camera mode is selected.
Refer to the descriptions below to make the appropriate
settings.
Normal
For taking basic photographs. Uses the following settings:
❏
Auto exposure
❏
Divided brightness metering system
Sports
For photographing fast-moving subjects. Uses the
following settings:
❏
High shutter speed
❏
Automatic sensitivity
❏
Divided brightness metering system
Portrait
For photographing portraits. Uses the following settings:
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❏
Wide aperture setting
❏
Spot metering system
Making advanced exposure adjustments
Landscape
For photographing landscapes or scenery. Uses the
following settings:
❏
Aperture priority
❏
Divided brightness metering system
When the Manual camera mode is selected, you can
manually set the correct exposure by changing the shutter
speed and the aperture. Select Auto Exposure, Aperture
Priority, Manual Exposure, or Fixed Settings as the
exposure mode. Although these exposure modes are similar
to the predefined program modes available in the Program
camera mode, you can manually make advanced exposure
adjustments when in the Manual mode.
How to change the predefined exposure setting
Follow the steps below to make the predefined exposure
setting.
1.
Make sure the Program camera mode is selected. See
“Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
or
,
If the dial switch is set to , press the
MENU ON/OFF button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the Program button to toggle between Normal,
Sports, Portrait, or Landscape.
Note:
Photographic experience and knowledge is necessary to
make proper shutter speed and the aperture adjustments.
Be sure to make appropriate settings before taking
important photos.
You can specify shutter speeds from 8 to 1/750 seconds.
You can specify an aperture of F2, F2.3, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6,
or F8.0.
Auto exposure
Auto exposure is an easy-to-use feature that automatically
adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture to achieve the
correct exposure. Select the auto exposure feature as
follows.
1.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
(See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.)
Making Settings
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4
2.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
or
,
If the dial switch is set to , press the MENU ON/OFF
button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the button at the top-right of the LCD monitor
repeatedly until Auto Exposure is displayed.
4.
To make fine exposure adjustments, press the LCD
monitor buttons next to
to raise or lower the
exposure value.
If the dial switch is set to , press the MENU ON/OFF
button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the button at the top-right of the LCD monitor
repeatedly until Aperture Priority is displayed.
4.
To change the aperture value, press the left and right
arrow icon buttons.
To adjust the exposure, press the buttons next to
the right side of the LCD monitor.
at
Manual exposure
Aperture priority
Aperture priority allows you to select the aperture first, so
that the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed for
the correct exposure. Select the aperture priority feature as
follows.
1.
2.
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Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode
See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
Making Settings
or
Manual exposure allows you to manually adjust the shutter
speed and the aperture to set the exposure. Make the manual
exposure setting as follows.
Note:
You cannot make manual exposure settings when taking
pictures with the viewfinder.
1.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
2.
Remove the lens cap, turn on the camera, and set the
dial switch to .
,
3.
4.
Press the button at the top-right of the LCD monitor
repeatedly until Manual Exposure is displayed.
❏
Aperture
❏
Sensitivity
To adjust the aperture, press the left and right arrow
icon buttons.
❏
White balance
To adjust the shutter speed, press the up and down
arrow icon buttons.
Fixed settings
4
When using the Manual camera mode, the fixed settings
feature allows you to make certain settings for a photo, and
then save them. Once they are saved, you can use them again
when taking subsequent pictures. This helps you achieve
similar photographic results under similar conditions,
without having to remake the settings.
Note:
❏ This feature is only available in the Manual camera
mode when Fixed Settings is selected.
❏
The fixed settings feature is unavailable when taking
pictures using the viewfinder or when using an external
flash.
Once you have enabled the fixed settings feature, you can
save the following settings.
❏
Shutter speed
Making Settings
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Enabling the fixed settings feature
3.
Follow these steps to enable the fixed settings feature.
Take a picture. After the camera processes the photo,
the exposure settings that were used for that photo are
displayed on-screen.
1.
To save the displayed settings, press the Yes button.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to the
press the Shot SETUP button.
3.
Press the FixSet button to select On. Then press the
Back button.
If you do not want to save the displayed settings, press
the No button. Repeat this step until you are satisfied
with the displayed settings.
position and
4.
Proceed to the next section for details on saving your fixed
settings.
Saving your fixed settings
Follow these steps to save your fixed settings.
1.
After you have enabled the fixed settings feature, turn
the dial switch to .
Note:
You cannot use the fixed settings feature when taking
pictures using the viewfinder.
2.
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Press the button at the top-right of the LCD monitor
several times until Fixed Settings is displayed.
Making Settings
To take a picture using the saved settings, simply frame
a shot and press the shutter button. To exit the fixed
settings feature, click BACK.
Note:
To use the fixed settings after exiting this screen, see
the next section.
To see the current fixed settings, press the Fixset Info
button.
To erase the current fixed settings from the camera’s
memory, press the Fixset Cancel button.
Using previously saved fixed settings
Once you have saved your fixed settings, the camera uses
those settings for any photos that you take while Fixed
Settings is displayed in the top-right corner of the LCD
monitor. To take a picture using the fixed settings feature,
follow the steps below.
1.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
2.
Remove the lens cap, turn on the camera, and set the
dial switch to .
Note:
You cannot use the fixed settings feature when taking
pictures using the viewfinder.
3.
Press the button at the top-right of the LCD monitor
several times until Fixed Settings is displayed.
4.
Take a picture.
Changing the metering system
Your camera uses the divided brightness metering system
by default. When in the Manual camera mode, you can
switch freely between the divided brightness and spot
metering systems.
Note:
When taking photos using the portrait exposure setting, the
camera automatically uses the spot metering system. To
select Portrait as the exposure setting, see “Making
predefined exposure settings” on page 4-12.
When to change the metering system
Use the spot metering system in most photographic
situations.
Use the divided brightness metering system in the following
situations:
❏
When taking pictures of objects that have a bright
background, such as a chair in front of a sun-lit window
❏
When there is a clear contrast in shading between the
upper and lower part of the frame
How to change the metering system
Follow the steps below to change the metering system.
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4
1.
2.
Make sure that Manual is selected as the camera mode.
See “Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5 for
details.
Remove the lens cap, set the dial switch to
then turn on the camera.
or
,
If the dial switch is set to , press the
MENU ON/OFF button on the back of the
camera to turn on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press the Menu Change button.
4.
To change the metering system, press the Metering
button.
When the divided brightness metering system
is selected, a square-shaped icon with nine
squares inside it appears in the lower-right
corner of the LCD monitor.
When the spot metering system is selected, a
square icon with a small circle inside it appears
in the lower-right corner of the LCD monitor.
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Making Settings
Selecting slow synchro timing
You can set the flash timing to slow synchro. Leading
synchro, the default slow synchro setting, is suitable for
most situations. Trailing synchro is a special setting for
expressing motion. Follow the steps below to specify the
slow synchro setting.
Note:
You cannot select slow synchro timing when using an
external flash, or when Full Auto is selected as the camera
mode.
1.
Make sure that Manual or Program is selected as the
camera mode. See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 4-5 for details.
2.
Make sure that slow synchro is selected as the flash
setting. See “Setting the flash” on page 4-4 for details.
3.
Set the dial switch to
4.
Press the Shot SETUP button. Leading, Trailing or Ext
Flash (if you are using an external flash) is displayed
at the right side of the LCD monitor.
5.
Press the button next to this setting to choose between
Leading and Trailing.
6.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
and turn on the camera.
Selecting the internal or external flash
The PhotoPC 3000Z has a convenient built-in flash which
satisfies ordinary flash needs. If you need more light, you
can attach an external flash (sold separately as a camera
accessory) to the PhotoPC 3000Z.
Slide the flash into the hot shoe
and make sure that the
connection is secure.
To mount the external flash, turn off the flash and your
camera, slide the mounting foot of the flash into the hotshoe attachment on the top of the PhotoPC 3000Z, and
secure the lock mechanism. For details about using the flash,
refer to its documentation.
w
Warning:
Be sure to turn off the camera and flash before
connecting them.
Note:
When using the external flash, the internal flash setting is
disabled and the button does not work.
4
Follow the steps below to specify an internal or external
flash.
1.
Make sure that the camera is in the Manual camera
mode. To change the camera mode setting, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.
Note:
The external flash works only works in the Manual
camera mode. To change the camera mode setting, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 4-5.
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2.
Set the dial switch to
3.
Press the Shot SETUP button.
4.
Leading or Trailing appears at the right side of the LCD
monitor. Press the button next to this setting until Ext
Flash is displayed.
5.
and turn on the camera.
Setting the time and date
Follow the instructions in this section to set the time and
date.
1.
Set the dial switch to
2.
The date (month, day, and year) and the time (hour and
minute) appear at the upper-right corner of the LCD
monitor. Press the button next to the date and time.
3.
To adjust the value of the highlighted item, use the up
and down arrow icon buttons.
Press the BACK button to return to the previous screen.
Making Camera Settings
When the camera’s dial switch is in the
position, you
can make certain camera settings, including setting the
internal clock and changing the camera mode, the beep and
shutter sound, the LCD monitor’s brightness level, the
speaker volume, and the automatic shut-off time. You can
also set the display language.
To change which item is highlighted, use the right and
left arrow icon buttons.
4.
Making Settings
After setting the correct time and date, save the settings
by pressing BACK.
Note:
❏ You must reset the time if the camera is unplugged and
the batteries are removed for more than one hour.
❏
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and turn on the camera.
You can also set the time and date using your computer.
See the EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide
for details.
Using the automatic shut-off feature
When using this feature, your camera saves battery power
by automatically shutting off when idle for a designated
period of time. You can have the camera shut off after ten
seconds, thirty seconds, one minute, three minutes, or five
minutes. This feature is only enabled when using batteries
to power the camera.
Note:
If the camera is connected to a computer with a serial cable,
the power automatically turns off when the camera is idle
for one minute.
Changing the setting
Turning the camera back on
When the dial switch is set to a red icon, you can turn the
camera back on by pressing the shutter button or the
POWER button.
When the dial switch is set to
,
, or , you can turn
the camera back on by pressing any button on the back of
the camera, or the POWER button.
4
Setting the LCD monitor’s brightness level
Follow these steps to change the LCD monitor’s brightness
level.
1.
Set the dial switch to
To change the automatic shut-off interval, follow these
steps.
2.
Press the Camera SETUP button.
1.
Set the dial switch to
3.
Press the arrow icon buttons to increase or decrease the
brightness level.
2.
Press the Camera SETUP button. The current setting
appears at the top-right corner of the LCD monitor.
4.
Press the BACK button to return to the previous screen.
and turn on the camera.
3.
Press the Power Save button. You can select
10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, or
5 minutes as the interval.
4.
Press BACK to save your setting.
and turn on the camera.
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Adjusting the speaker volume
3.
Follow these steps to adjust the volume of the built-in
speaker.
1.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
2.
Press the Camera SETUP button.
3.
Press the Volume button to adjust the speaker volume
level.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Setting the beep and shutter sound
You can choose to have the camera beep whenever you
press an LCD monitor button and make a shutter sound
whenever you take a picture, only make a shutter sound
when you take a picture, or never make a sound. Follow
these steps to change the sound setting.
Note:
To adjust the volume of the built-in speaker, see the previous
section.
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1.
Set the dial switch to
2.
Press the Camera SETUP button.
Making Settings
and turn on the camera.
Press the button below Beep to select Always, Shutter,
or Never. Then press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
Selecting the signal system and language
In order to view your photos and video clips on
a television, you need to choose either the
NTSC or PAL signal system to meet your local
television broadcasting standards.
You can also choose English, Japanese, French, German,
Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish (and Chinese in some areas),
as the language used to display camera information on the
LCD monitor.
To select the signal system and language, follow the steps
below.
1.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
2.
Press the
3.
Press the arrow icon buttons to move the cursor to the
language of your choice.
4.
Press the TV button to select NTSC or PAL.
5.
Press the BACK button to save your selection.
button.
Chapter 5
Using Print Mark to Print Photos
Your PhotoPC 3000Z comes with the Print Mark
application installed. Print Mark takes your printing
instructions and uses them to make a Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) file, then saves it on the memory card in
your camera.
The DPOF file allows you to select which photos to print,
specify the number of prints for each photo, and print an
index of the photos. By saving these printing instructions in
advance, you can make sure that the correct photos are
printed without having to give printing directions. These
DPOF files can only be used with printers that are
compatible with DPOF and EPSON IP-100 standards.
Photo shops in some countries have printers compatible
with these standards. Simply pass your memory card to
them; they will insert the card into the DPOF-compatible
printer and the photos that you specified will be printed.
Note:
Some EPSON consumer and commercial printers, as well
as printers from other manufacturers, accept memory cards
with DPOF instructions. See the user’s guide for your
printer for details.
This chapter explains how to use Print Mark, and includes
information on the topics below.
❏
Print Mark's features
❏
Making a DPOF file
❏
Confirming and changing the DPOF file
❏
Deleting the DPOF file
❏
LCD monitor messages
5
Features
You can use Print Mark to save a Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) file on the memory card installed in your camera.
The DPOF file includes the printing instructions listed
below.
❏
Which photos to print
❏
The number of prints for each photo
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❏
Whether or not to print an index of photos
Note:
❏ Print Mark displays messages in English on the LCD
monitor, regardless of your language selection.
❏
Print Mark can handle a maximum of 1,000 photos on
each memory card. If the card contains more than 1000
photos, the program cannot access the photos in excess
of the limit.
Printing photos using a standard layout
Using the DPOF file, you can instruct the printer to print
photos using a standard (one photo per sheet) layout. You
can also choose to print an index to go with standard layout
prints. Follow these steps to make a new DPOF file.
1.
Set the dial switch to
, then turn on the camera.
2.
Press the PrintMark button. The Print Mark main menu
is displayed.
3.
Press the New settings button.
Making the DPOF File
The Print Mark program uses your printing settings to make
a Digital Print Order Format file and then saves it on the
memory card in your camera. You can choose to print using
either a standard or an index layout. When you select a
standard layout, you can add an index print.
Note:
You can make and save only one DPOF file on each memory
card at a time. The new file replaces the previous one.
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Note:
If a previous DPOF file exists, a message appears to
confirm that you want to delete it. Press Done to
continue or Cancel to quit.
4.
Press the Standard button to select a one-per-sheet
layout.
5.
Press the Select Image button. The saved photos
appear.
6.
Press the right and left arrow icon buttons to select a
photo that you wish to print with the white frame. The
number displayed at the bottom of the LCD monitor is
the image’s frame number.
Note:
❏ Print Mark can handle a maximum of 1,000 photos
on each memory card. If the card contains more
than 1000 photos, the program cannot access the
photos in excess of the limit.
❏
7.
You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo
by pressing the
magnification icon button at
the top-left of the LCD monitor. Press the BACK
button to return to the normal selection screen.
Press the up and down arrow icon buttons to specify
the number of copies of the selected photo to print. You
can specify up to 99 copies. When you specify a value
other than 00, a check mark appears on the selected
photo. The value 00 implies no selection.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to select other photos and specify
the number of copies.
9.
Press the BACK button. A message appears confirming
the number of frames that are selected.
10. Press Done to accept your settings. If you change your
mind, press BACK to return to the photo selection
screen. To quit without making the new DPOF file,
press Cancel.
11. If you want to print an index of the selected images in
addition to the standard layout prints, press Add Index
and proceed to the next step. If you do not need an index
print, proceed to step 15.
12. Press the button next to Index print to choose None,
Selected, or All. Refer to the chart below for details.
Setting
Result
None
No index sheet will be printed.
Selected
Index sheets containing only the selected
photos will be printed.
All
Index sheets containing all of the photos saved
on the memory card will be printed, regardless
of your print selections.
13. If you choose Selected or All, press the left and right
arrow icon buttons to specify the number of copies of
the index print to make. You can specify up to 99 index
print copies.
14. Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
15. Press the Save button. A confirmation screen appears.
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5
16. Press the Save button to save your settings. The main
menu of the Print Mark program appears.
If you want to change the current settings, press the
BACK button to return to the previous screen. To
change which photos are selected or the number of
prints, return to step 5. To change the index print
settings, return to step 11.
4.
Press the Index button to select a several-per-sheet
layout.
5.
Press the Index print button to select All or Selected.
Refer to the chart below for details.
Setting
Result
All
Index sheets containing all of the photos saved
on the memory card will be printed. Skip to
step 12.
Selected
Index sheets containing the selected photos
will be printed. Proceed to the next step.
17. Press the button below Exit to return to the program
selection menu.
Printing an index of photos
Note:
Print Mark can handle a maximum of 1,000 photos on
each memory card. Even if you select All, the program
cannot access the photos in excess of the limit.
Using the DPOF file, you can instruct the printer to print an
index of the photos on your memory card. Follow these steps
to make a new DPOF file.
1.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
2.
Press the PrintMark button. The Print Mark main menu
is displayed.
3.
Press the New settings button.
Note:
If a previous DPOF file exists, a message appears to
confirm that you want to delete it. Press Done to
continue or Cancel to quit.
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Using Print Mark to Print Photos
6.
If you chose Selected, press the Select Image button to
specify the photos that you wish to include in your
index print.
7.
8.
9.
Press the left and right arrow icon buttons to select a
photo that you wish to include with the white frame.
The number at the bottom in the LCD monitor shows
the frame number.
13. Press the Save button. A confirmation screen appears.
Note:
You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo by
pressing the
magnification icon button. Press the
BACK button to return to the normal selection screen.
If you want to change the current settings, press the
BACK button to return to the previous screen. To
change all or just selected photos are included in your
index print, return to step 5.
Press the up and down arrow icon buttons to specify
the number of copies of the selected photo to print in
each index. You can specify up to 99 copies. When you
specify a value other than 00, a check mark appears on
the selected photo. The value 00 implies no selection.
15. Press the Exit button to return to the program selection
menu.
Repeat steps 7 and 8 above to select other photos to
include and to specify the number of copies.
10. Press the BACK button.
11. Press the Done button to confirm your settings. If you
change your mind, press the BACK button to return to
the photo selection screen. To quit without making the
new DPOF file, press Cancel.
12. Press the right and left arrow icon buttons to specify
the number of copies of the index to print. You can
specify up to 99 index print copies.
14. Press the Save button to save your settings. The main
menu of the Print Mark program appears.
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Confirming and Changing the DPOF File
To confirm or change the current DPOF settings using Print
Mark, follow the steps below.
1.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
2.
Press the PrintMark button. The Print Mark main menu
is displayed.
3.
Press the Confirm button to show the confirmation
screen. The current DPOF settings are displayed on the
LCD monitor.
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4.
Press either the Change or the Confirm frame button.
Refer to the table below for details.
Deleting the DPOF File
To delete your DPOF file, follow the steps below.
Button
Result
Change
Allows you to change and save the settings
using the same procedures that you use to
make new settings.
Confirm frame
Allows you to confirm and change which
photos are selected and the number of copies
of each selected photos that will be printed.
Press the left and right arrow icon buttons to
select a photo. The number of copies of the
photo that will be printed is displayed.
Note:
You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo by
pressing the
magnification icon button. Press the
BACK button to return to the normal selection screen.
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5.
Press the BACK button to return to the main menu of
the Print Mark program.
6.
Press the Exit button to return to the program selection
menu.
Using Print Mark to Print Photos
1.
Set the dial switch to
and turn on the camera.
2.
Press the PrintMark button. The Print Mark main menu
is displayed.
3.
Press the Delete button. A confirmation message
appears.
4.
Press the Done button to delete the DPOF file. To return
to the main menu, press the Cancel button.
5.
To quit the Print Mark program, press the Exit button.
Note:
Pressing New settings allows you to make a new DPOF
file. See “Making the DPOF File” on page 5-2 for
details.
LCD Monitor Messages
When you use the Print Mark program, various error and
status messages may appear on the LCD monitor. For
detailed explanations of these messages, refer to the
following table.
Message
Explanation
No photos in memory.
This message appears when there are no photos
saved on the memory card. Press the BACK
button to return to the program selection menu.
Turn off the camera and insert a memory card
that contains photos.
Error!
Unable to access
DPOF file.
This message appears when you remove the
memory card while using the Print Mark
program. Press the BACK button to return to
the main menu. Turn off the camera and reinsert
the memory card before turning the camera
back on.
Note:
Never remove the memory card during
operation; otherwise, the photos on the memory
card may be lost.
No memory card
inserted.
The memory card is not inserted in the camera.
Insert the memory card and press BACK
button.
Message
Explanation
Batteries are low.
Use AC adapter.
The batteries are almost out of power. Press the
BACK button. Connect the AC adapter to the
camera.
Note:
If this message appears while making the
DPOF file, you will be unable to save the new
settings.
You cannot select any
more images.
You have reached the maximum number of
photos that you can select to print. Press the
BACK button. If you want to select more
photos, cancel some other selections.
You will lose the last
print settings.
Are you sure?
A DPOF file is already saved on the memory
card. Press Cancel to quit without overwriting
the DPOF file. Press Done to make a new DPOF
file. The new file replaces the old one. The
memory card only holds one DPOF file at a
time.
This camera cannot
use existing DPOF
file.
This message appears when the Print Mark
program tries to read an invalid DPOF file made
by another camera. Press the Delete and make
new settings button to delete the invalid file and
create a new file. Press the BACK button to
cancel the operation.
Unable to save DPOF
file.
Not enough memory
available on card.
The memory card has insufficient space to save
the DPOF file. Press any button to cancel the
operation and return to the program selection
menu. If you want to make a DPOF file, erase
some photos from the memory card and try
again.
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Chapter 6
Camera Options and Accessories
This chapter describes how to use the options that are
available from EPSON to expand the memory and
flexibility of your PhotoPC 3000Z.
The following topics are included in this chapter.
❏
Using CompactFlash memory cards
❏
Using the PCMCIA adapter
❏
Using the AC adapter
❏
Using the lens adapter
Using Memory Cards
The PhotoPC 3000Z comes with 2 MB of internal memory
installed, which is primarily used to store optional software
programs. It also comes with a 16 MB CompactFlash
Memory Card to store photos.
Note:
A memory card must be installed in your PhotoPC 3000Z
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 CompactFlash Card” on page
1-13.
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The following table shows the approximate photo storage
capacity of the 16 MB CompactFlash Card using various
image quality settings.
Image Quality Setting
Photo Storage Capacity
Standard
155 photos
Fine
31 photos
You can insert a memory card into any computer equipped
with a Type II PCMCIA memory card slot. This allows you
to copy photos directly from your memory card to your
computer, to copy programs from your computer to your
camera, or to erase programs from your memory card.
Follow these steps.
Super fine
15 photos
1.
HyPict
12 photos
If necessary, remove the memory card from the camera.
See “Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card”
on page 1-13.
Tiff
1 photos
2.
Insert the memory card all the way into the optional
adapter, as shown below.
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.
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Inserting a memory card into your computer
❏
If you attach audio recordings to photos saved on your
memory card, or if any video clips are saved on your
memory card, the number of photos that you can save
on that card may decrease.
❏
For information about the availability of
CompactFlash Cards in your area, contact your
EPSON dealer.
Camera Options and Accessories
memory card
3.
Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot.
1.
Insert the memory card into your computer. See
“Inserting a memory card into your computer” on page
6-2 for details.
2.
For photos, find and double-click the DCIM folder on
your hard drive. Then double-click the 100EPSON
folder. Your image files are listed.
For video clips, find and double-click the Movie folder
on your hard drive. Your video clip files are listed.
Note:
❏ The PhotoPC 3000Z saves audio recording files
with the photo files in the automatically generated
100EPSON folder.
To copy photos from a memory card to your computer, see
the instruction in the next section.
❏
Copying photos directly to a computer
To copy photos and video clips directly from your memory
card to your computer, follow these steps.
Photos, audio recordings, and video clips 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 or
TIFF extension, audio recording files use the WAV
extension, and video clip files use the MOV
extension.
Note:
❏ Macintosh users must enable the PC Exchange
extension software to access files on memory cards. See
your Macintosh documentation for more information.
3.
Double-click a file to view its thumbnail image.
❏
4.
Copy the images to the desired folder on your hard
drive.
You can also access the photos on your memory card
using the included EPSON Photo!3 software. For
instructions, see the EPSON Digital Camera Software
User’s Guide.
Camera Options and Accessories
6-3
6
Note:
If any photos in the memory card are locked, a message
is displayed informing you that the photos will be
erased if you reformat the card. Press Yes to format
the card. Press No to cancel.
Formatting memory cards
The included CompactFlash Card is formatted prior to
shipment. Only format a memory card when you want to
erase all the data on the card or when a message on the LCD
monitor instructs you to do so.
5.
To format a memory card, follow these steps.
c
Caution:
When you format a memory card, all the data on the
card is erased, including any locked images.
1.
Make sure the memory card is inserted in the camera.
See “Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card”
on page 1-13.
2.
Turn on the camera, turn the dial switch to
press Memory SETUP.
3.
Press MEMORY CARD FORMAT to format the
memory card.
, then
Note:
If no memory card is installed in the camera, the
MEMORY CARD FORMAT button is unavailable.
4.
6-4
A confirmation message appears. Press the Yes button
to format the card. Press No to cancel the operation.
Camera Options and Accessories
Press the Back button.
Using the AC Adapter
The AC adapter (B867✽✽1) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 3000Z to a standard electrical outlet. This is
especially useful when you are previewing pictures,
transferring pictures, operating the camera from your
computer, or using the Print Mark program. The adapter
powers the camera, but does not charge the batteries. In
some locations the AC adapter comes with a separate AC
power cable.
Note:
❏ The asterisks are substitutes for the respective digits of
the product number, which varies by country.
❏
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 DC port on the camera.
Read the AC adapter’s documentation before using this
product.
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Warning:
❏ Only use the included AC adapter that is
designed for the PhotoPC 3000Z. 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 3000Z.
❏
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.
6
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.
Camera Options and Accessories
6-5
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 facilement.
❏
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.
Using the Lens Adapter
The lens adapter allows you to mount an accessory lens onto
the camera lens. You can mount a 49-mm diameter lens
(sold separately).
To mount the accessory lens, screw the lens adapter onto
the camera lens, then screw the accessory lens onto it.
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Camera Options and Accessories
lens adapter
accessory lens
Note:
❏ Use the LCD monitor to take photos when an accessory
lens is attached.
❏
Do not attach an accessory lens directly to the camera.
Always use the lens adapter.
Chapter 7
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The PhotoPC 3000Z 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.
❏
Handling, cleaning and storing the camera
❏
Cleaning the battery charger
❏
Solutions for camera and image problems
Maintenance
Your PhotoPC 3000Z requires only basic care. Before you
perform any maintenance on the camera, be sure to read the
“Safety Instructions” on page 3. Then follow these
guidelines.
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 options. Keep the
camera and options 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 options to adjust to
temperature changes before using them.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7-1
7
Cleaning the camera
❏
Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. For
example, on a car dashboard
❏
Near sources of bright light or high humidity
❏
Near sources of heat or in a closed car
❏
In areas with excessive dirt or dust
❏
Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
Keep the following in mind when cleaning the camera.
❏
Use a clean, dry cloth to keep the camera free of dust.
❏
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
❏
To clean the lens, make sure the camera is turned off,
then 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.
Storing the camera
7-2
Cleaning the battery charger
Keep the following points in mind when cleaning the battery
charger.
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.
❏
Disconnect the battery charger from the power outlet
before cleaning.
❏
Do not use liquid, aerosol, harsh, or abrasive cleaners.
Store the camera in its case. Do not store the camera in the
following locations.
❏
Wipe off dust with a clean, dry cloth.
❏
Keep the charger terminals clean by wiping them with
a dry cloth.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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.
The camera has no power.
The camera may have shut off automatically. To turn
the power back on, press the POWER button.
Alternatively, you can turn the camera back on by
pressing the shutter button, or pressing a button on the
back of the camera, depending on the camera’s dial
switch position. See “Turning the camera back on” on
page 4-21 for more details.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-7. Also, make sure
that you are using appropriate batteries and that they
are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 1-8
and replace the batteries if necessary.
The batteries included with the camera need to be
charged before use. See “Charging the batteries” on
page 1-6 to charge the batteries.
If you are using the AC adapter, make sure that it is
plugged into a working outlet.
You cannot see clearly through the viewfinder.
Adjust the diopter by turning the correction dial next
to the viewfinder. The dial switch must be set to ;
otherwise you will be unable to adjust the diopter.
The camera does not take a picture when you press the
shutter button.
The flash may be recharging. Wait until the indicator
light beside the viewfinder turns green, then try again.
Make sure that the memory card is installed correctly.
To install a memory card, see “Installing and removing
a CompactFlash Card” on page 1-13.
The camera’s memory card may be full. Check the
picture counter on the display panel. If it reads 0 (zero),
your memory card is full. Erase some pictures using
the LCD monitor, or transfer the pictures to your
computer and then erase them.
Note:
To erase pictures using the LCD monitor, see “Erasing
images” on page 3-7. To transfer pictures to your
computer before erasing them, see the EPSON Digital
Camera Software User’s Guide.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7-3
7
The camera may be connected to your computer. When
it is connected, you cannot use any of the buttons on
the camera itself. See the EPSON Digital Camera
Software User’s Guide for instructions on taking
pictures using your computer.
The camera takes too long to take a picture.
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 Viewfinder” on page 2-6,
or “Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor” on page
2-9.
If you want to take pictures quickly in succession, use
the continuos shooting feature. This feature allows you
to take up to ten pictures in succession before the
camera saves them to the memory card. See “Using the
continuous shooting feature” on page 2-14.
The flash does not work.
Make sure that your flash is not set to
. Also, when
using the
automatic flash setting, the flash only fires
when there is insufficient light. See “Setting the flash”
on page 4-4 for details on setting the flash.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-7. Also, make sure
that you are using appropriate batteries and that they
are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 1-8
and “Charging the batteries” on page 1-6.
Note:
When you use the continuous shooting feature or take
video clips, the flash is disabled.
The lens is still protruding even though the camera is
turned off
The camera may have shut off automatically. If the lens
is protruding when the shut-off feature turns off the
camera, the lens does not retract. To retract the lens,
press the POWER button once to turn the camera back
on, then again to turn the camera 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.
7-4
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Nothing appears on the LCD monitor when the camera’s
dial switch is set to , , or .
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-7. Also, make sure
that you are using appropriate batteries and that they
are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on page 1-8
and “Charging the batteries” on page 1-6.
The camera may have shut off automatically. Press the
POWER button to turn the camera back on.
Alternatively, you can turn the camera back on by
pressing the shutter button or an LCD monitor button,
depending on your camera’s dial switch position. See
“Turning the camera back on” on page 4-21 for more
details.
Note:
The LCD monitor shuts off automatically when you use
EPSON Photo!3.
The image on the LCD monitor is too dark, or is not
visible at all.
Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor, following
the instructions in “Setting the LCD monitor’s
brightness level” on page 4-21.
Make sure that the dial switch is set to
,
, or
.
Note:
The LCD monitor shuts off automatically when you use
EPSON Photo!3.
You cannot take certain kinds of pictures or make the
settings that you want when using the LCD monitor.
Some of the camera’s settings and features cannot be
used at the same time. For example, you cannot use the
continuous shooting feature and the HyPict image
quality setting at the same time. For instructions on
making camera settings, see Chapter 2, “Taking
Pictures.”
To adjust the white balance, exposure, and sensitivity
settings, you must first select the Program or Manual
camera mode. See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 4-5.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7-5
7
Nothing appears on the TV monitor when the camera is
connected to your television.
Make sure that the AV cable is connected correctly. For
details, see “Viewing Pictures on a Television” on page
3-11.
Make sure that the camera is on and that the dial switch
is turned to
.
Make sure that the television is switched to video
mode.
Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-7. Also, make sure
that you are using appropriate batteries and that they
are sufficiently charged. See “Replacing the batteries”
on page 1-8 and “Charging the batteries” on page 1-6.
Your camera may not be compatible with local
television broadcasting standards. Select either the
NTSC or PAL signal system to match the television
broadcasting standards in your country. See “Selecting
the signal system and language” on page 4-22 for
details.
Note:
Also, see your television documentation for possible
solutions.
7-6
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
You cannot take a picture with the camera when a
memory card is installed.
Check your camera’s LCD monitor for messages. If a
message instructs you to format or eject the card, do so.
To format the memory card, see “Formatting memory
cards” on page 6-4. To remove the card, see “Installing
and removing a CompactFlash Card” on page 1-13.
Your memory card may be full. Check the picture
counter on the display panel. If it reads 0 (zero), the
memory is full. In this situation, insert a different card,
erase some pictures using the LCD monitor, or transfer
the pictures to your computer and then erase them.
Note:
To erase pictures using the LCD monitor, see “Erasing
images” on page 3-7. To transfer pictures to your
computer before erasing them, see the EPSON Digital
Camera Software User’s Guide.
Even after you take a picture, the number on the display
panel 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.
Picture problems
If you are not satisfied with the pictures that you get from
your PhotoPC 3000Z, 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 picture on the computer screen and/or printout
differs in quality from the image displayed on the LCD
monitor.
The PhotoPC 3000Z captures images in 24-bit color
(16 million colors). Your pictures 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.
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
Make sure that your subject is within the camera’s
effective range. While the sensitivity is set to standard,
make sure that you are at least 50 centimeters away
from the subject when taking a picture without the
flash. When you use the built-in flash, make sure that
you are within the effective flash range of 50 to 420
centimeters for a wide-angle shot, and 50 to 340
centimeters for a telephoto shot. When using the macro
feature, you can position the camera 20 to 50
centimeters away from the subject when using the
flash, or 6 to 50 centimeters when not using the flash.
Observe the following:
❏
Make sure that the subject is not moving.
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.
❏
Hold the camera steady while the image is being
captured.
❏
Make sure that your flash is not set to
If your pictures look better on the computer screen or
LCD than when you print them out, you may need to
upgrade your printer. EPSON color ink jet printers
provide excellent image quality.
❏
Center your subject in the LCD monitor. When
you take photos using the viewfinder, center your
subject in the cross-hairs.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7
.
7-7
Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
You may need to use the flash. Set the flash to , ,
, or , following the instructions given in “Setting
the flash” on page 4-4.
If you are using the forced flash setting, the flash may
be too bright. Try setting the flash to the
automatic
setting. See “Setting the flash” on page 4-4.
When you use the built-in flash, make sure that you are
within the effective flash range of 50 to 420 centimeters
for a wide-angle shot, and 50 to 340 centimeters for a
telephoto shot. When the sensitivity is set to standard
and you are using the macro feature, stay 20 to 50
centimeters away from the subject.
You can adjust the exposure manually to make your
photos darker. For instructions, see “Making exposure
settings” on page 4-10.
If you need more light, attach a high capacity flash (sold
separately as a camera accessory) to your PhotoPC
3000Z. For more details, see “Selecting the internal or
external flash” on page 4-19. For instructions on using
an external flash, see the documentation for the flash.
You can adjust the exposure to make your photos
brighter. See “Making exposure settings” on page 4-10.
Use image-editing software to adjust the picture's
brightness and contrast.
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.
7-8
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
When you use the flash and the macro function
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
.
If you are facing a bright light source, you may need to
take your picture from a different angle.
You can adjust the exposure to make your photos
brighter. See “Making exposure settings” on page 4-10.
Use image-editing software to adjust the picture's
brightness and contrast.
When you use the external flash, EPSON recommends
setting the camera to Manual camera mode to get the
correct exposure.
Part of your picture is missing.
Make sure that you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, the strap, clothing, or other objects.
Your pictures do not look as good as they used to.
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning
it, following the instructions in “Cleaning the camera”
on page 7-2.
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your picture.
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid photographing
very shiny surfaces that reflect light into your lens.
The area captured in the photo is different from what
you saw in the viewfinder.
Take care to look straight through the viewfinder.
The wrong date and/or time is displayed on your
camera.
If you remove the batteries from your camera for a
certain time period, you will need to reset the clock.
See “Setting the time and date” on page 4-20 to set the
clock using the LCD monitor. You can also set the
clock using your computer. For instructions, see the
EPSON Digital Camera Software User’s Guide.
When taking photos using the macro feature, be sure
to use the LCD monitor rather than the viewfinder to
frame your subject.
Keep in mind that the area visible through the
viewfinder is slightly smaller than the area captured in
the actual photo.
The color in your photos does not look right.
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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 to FIX. For instructions, see “Adjusting
the white balance setting” on page 4-9.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7-9
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Appendix A
Specifications
Product type
Camera
Type
Digital still AF camera with LCD
monitor
CCD
1/1.8 inch color area CCD
(3.3 megapixels)
Zoom
Optical ×3 zoom
Digital ×2 zoom
LCD monitor
1.8-inch TFT color LCD monitor
(approximately 110 K pixels)
Internal ROM
2 MB (program memory only)
Memory card
CompactFlash Card
Model G790A
Physical dimensions
Width
108 mm
Height
89 mm
Depth
65 mm
Weight
365 g
(without batteries, strap, lens cover,
and memory card)
Temperature
Operating: 5 to 35°C
Non-operating: -20 to 60°C
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 30% to 80%
Non-operating: 10% to 80%
A
Specifications
A-1
Recorded image
Data types
JPEG image following Exif Ver.2.1
and recorded based on Design rule for
camera file system
(16 million colors, 24 bit)
Image quality modes HyPict
(image size)
2544 × 1904 pixels
HyPict panorama
2544 × 952 pixels
HyPict TIFF
2048 × 1536 pixels
Note:
Exif is a standard format for audio/
image files. Design rule for camera
file system is a recording standard
for image files. These standards have
been established by the Japan
Electronic Industry Development
Association (JEIDA).
Super fine/fine
2048 × 1536 pixels
Super fine/fine panorama
2048 × 768 pixels
Standard
640 × 480 pixels
Standard panorama
640 × 240 pixels
TIFF image
Alternative
formats
A-2
Specifications
Monochrome, macro,
digital ×2 zoom, panorama,
continuous shooting,
and slow flash
Optical
Lens
Focal length
f = 7 - 21 mm
(equivalent to a 34 - 102 mm lens on
a 35 mm camera)
F2 (7 mm) - F2.5 (21 mm)
0.5 m to infinity
0.2 m to 0.5 m (macro mode)
From 0.06 m (macro mode, wide)
Focus
Auto/manual focus
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400
Aperture
F2.0, F2.3, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6, F8.0
Shutter
Mechanical shutter of 8 to 1/750
seconds with electric iris
Exposure control
White balance
Viewfinder
Self timer
Divided brightness metering program
auto, spot metering program auto, and
manual exposure adjustment
(-2 EV to +2 EV, 9 or 21 steps)
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed (sunlight)
User defined
Real-image optical
(view range approx. 83%)
Flash
Built-in automatic luminance control
flash (an external flash, which is sold
separately, can be attached)
Flash modes
Automatic, red-eye reduction, forced
flash, flash off, and leading or trailing
slow synchro
Built-in flash range
Sensitivity setting
Range
(Wide)
Range
(Telephoto)
ISO 100
0.5 - 4.2 m
0.5 - 3.4 m
ISO 200
0.5 - 5.9 m
0.5 - 4.8 m
ISO 400
0.5 - 8.4 m
0.5 - 6.7 m
Functional
Photo processing time in seconds (approximate)
Image quality
mode
Photo processing
time
A
Photo processing
time for playback
Standard
0.07
0.5
Fine
1.0
1.5
Ten seconds
Specifications
A-3
Super fine
1.0
2.5
HyPict JPG
14
4.0
TIFF
32
34
14-pin dual line terminal,
RS-232C-compatible special interface
for PC and Macintosh
Communication speed:
19.2 Kbps or higher, max 230 Kbps
(for Windows and Macintosh serial
cable)
Max. 12 Mbps (for the USB cable)
900 Kbps or 1.8 Mbps
(for EPSON printers)
Video out
A-4
Specifications
Sources
DC 1.2 V × 4 (4.8 V)
Ni-MH batteries
Model EU-24
DC 1.5 V × 4 (6.0 V)
Alkaline batteries
Model IEC LR6
Interface
Serial interface
Power
NTSC or PAL
DC 7.0 V
Optional AC Adapter
Model EU-40
Battery life
(when using four of the included new Ni-MH batteries)
Taking photos using
the View Finder
2,000 pictures or more
Taking photos using
the LCD monitor
(with automatic shut-off
set to 30 seconds)
Approx. 155 pictures
Playing back photos
Approx. 200 min.
Battery Charger
Temperature
Charging: 5 to 35°C
Storage: -20 to 30°C
Humidity
45 to 85% RH
Weight
Approx. 25 g per cell
Model EU-38
Input
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
Model ECFA-16
Charging temperature
5 to 35°C
Storage capacity
Dimensions
76 × 115 × 28 mm
Weight
Approx. 130 g
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
CompactFlash Card
16 MB
Note:
For information about the availability of CompactFlash
Cards, contact your EPSON dealer.
Physical Dimensions:
Width
Height
Depth
42.8 mm
36.8 mm
3.3 mm
Specifications
A
A-5
Optional 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
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
Physical Dimensions:
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
A-6
Specifications
43 mm
31 mm
104 mm
Approx. 210 g
(Without AC power cord)
Appendix B
Contacting Customer Support
If your camera is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information
contained in this guide, contact customer support services
for assistance.
Note:
EPSON recommends making back-ups of your images
before sending your camera for repairs. EPSON is not
responsible for any lost images.
To help us assist you more quickly, please provide the
following information:
Serial number of your camera
(see the label on the bottom of the camera)
Camera model
Brand and model of your computer
EPSON Photo!3 software version
(click About on the Setup menu)
Operating system and version you are using
(for example, Windows 95 or Mac OS)
Software applications that you normally use with
your camera and their version numbers
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Users
If you purchased your product in the UK or the Republic of
Ireland, EPSON (UK) LTD provides a range of customer
services and technical support.
Support via the World Wide Web
❏
For information on the latest EPSON products,
software drivers, on-line user guides and answers to
frequently asked questions:
B
http://www.epson.co.uk
Contacting Customer Support
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❏
❏
To email EPSON Technical Support:
Brand and model of your computer
http://www.epson.co.uk/support/email/
Driver software version
(Click the About button in your driver)
For a full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty
Support services:
Operating System (for example, Windows 3.1/ 95/
98, NT 3.5/4.0, Mac OS)
http://www.epson.co.uk/support/
Software application(s) that you normally use with
your product and their version number(s)
Support via telephone
Our Customer and Warranty Support teams can be
contacted by calling 0870 163 7766 in the UK or 0044 0870
163 7766 from the Republic of Ireland. They can provide
the following services:
❏
Technical information on installing, configuring and
operating your EPSON products
❏
Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired
within the warranty period
Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
Our Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800
220546 in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of
Ireland, by faxing 01442 227271 in the UK or 0044 1442
227271 from the Republic of Ireland, and via Email at
info@epson.co.uk. They can provide the following
information:
❏
Pre sales information and literature on new EPSON
products (also available via our world wide web site at
http://www.epson.co.uk)
❏
Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables,
accessories, and options
Before you call, please have the following information
ready:
Product model
Serial number of your product
(The serial number label is on the back of the product)
B-2
Contacting Customer Support
For Australia Users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level
of customer service. As well as this User's Guide, we
provide the following sources for obtaining information.
Your dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and
resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call
for advice on problems. They can often solve problems
quickly and easily as well as give you advice on the next
step to take.
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications
and pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia.
There is also technical information including details of the
latest software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075
and the system will guide you through a number of choices
before faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and
drivers. Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you
have a modem, phone (02) 9417 5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! You can
get the same information as offered on the EPSON
FAXBACK and the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure
our clients have access to advice. Operators at the Helpdesk
can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems.
They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and
where the nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many
types of queries are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
(02) 9903 9040
Fax:
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on
hand when you ring. The more information you prepare, the
faster we can help solve the problem. This information
includes the User's Guide for your EPSON product, type of
computer, operating system, application programs, and any
other information you feel is required.
Contacting Customer Support
B-3
B
For Singapore Users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below.
Phone:
(065) 337-7911
Fax:
(065) 334-1185
For Hong Kong Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales
services, users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong
Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in
both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users
with the following information.
❏
Product information
❏
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏
Latest versions of EPSON camera software
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http:/
/www.epson.com.hk
B-4
Contacting Customer Support
Electronic Bulletin Board System
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available
to obtain camera information and the latest versions of
camera software. You can log on to the following number
for the BBS service.
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
For Philippines Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales
services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON
Philippines Representative Office at the telephone and fax
numbers below.
Phone:
(632) 813-6552
Fax:
(632) 813-6545
BBS:
(632) 814-0595
You can also contact our technical staff at the following
telephone and fax numbers.
Phone:
(852) 2585-4399
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
B
Contacting Customer Support
B-5
B-6
Contacting Customer Support
Appendix C
Dial Position Settings
The PhotoPC 3000Z has six dial positions. This appendix
shows the available settings in each dial position.
Dial switch positions
Display panel
sensitivity
image quality
flash
white balance
red-eye reduction
low battery icon
self timer
monochrome
number of pictures remaining
or shutter speed*
exposure
or aperture*
* When in the Program or Manual camera mode and shutter is pressed halfway.
For taking multiple exposures
Image quality settings (not available for video clips)
For taking photos using the LCD monitor
For taking photos using the viewfinder
For playing back and managing photos
For using EPSON Photo!3, Auto Downloader,
Photo! Print2, and Print Mark software
Fine
Super fine
HyPict or TIFF*
Standard
* Cannot be selected when using the continuous shooting feature.
Flash settings
For viewing information and setting up the camera
Automatic
Red-eye
reduction
Forced
Off
Slow synchro
❏ When using the the continuous shooting feature, the external flash, or taking video clips, the
flash is automatically set to .
❏ When in the Full Auto camera mode, slow synchro is disabled.
Dial Position Settings
C-1
C
Available Settings in the
A
B
C
D
G
F
Dial Position)
Button name key
(for this appendix only)
Setting
External flash
(See page 4-19)
1. Press B to select Manual. Press D.
2. Press C to select Ext Flash.
3. Press G.
Fixed settings
(See page 4-15)
1.
2.
3.
4.
TIFF/HyPict selection
(See page 4-3)
1. Press D.
2. Press E to select HyPict or TIFF, then G.
Custom white balance
(See page 4-10)
1. Press D, then F, then D.
2. Press the shutter button.
Format memory card
(See page 6-4)
1. Press E.
2. Press A, then D, then G.
E
Setting
Month, day, year, hour, and
minutes
(See page 4-20)
Button Sequence
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press A.
Press B or C to make setting for current item,
Press E or F to change item.
Repeat 2 and 3 as necessary.
Press G when finished.
Button Sequence
Press B to select Manual. Press D.
Press C to select Trailing or Leading.
Press D to select FixSet On.
Press G.
Language
(See page 4-22)
1. Press F.
2. Press E or F to highlight language.
3. Press G.
TV signal system
(See page 4-22)
1. Press F, then A to select NTSC or PAL.
2. Press G.
Camera mode
(See page 4-5)
Press B to select Full Auto, Program, or
Manual.
Shut-off feature
(See page 4-21)
1. Press G.
2. Press A to select sec/min. Press G.
Color/monochrome
(See page 4-7)
Press C to select Color or Monochrome.
LCD monitor brightness
(See page 4-21)
Press G. Press B or C to adjust, then press G.
Basic playback feature
(See page 2-10)
1. Press D, then A to turn feature on/off.
2. Press G.
Speaker volume
(See page 4-22)
1. Press G.
2. Press D to select high or low. Press G.
Slow synchro timing
(See page 4-18)
Press B to select Manual or Program, then
press D. Press C to select Trailing or Leading.
Press G.
Beep/shutter sound
(See page 4-22)
1. Press G, then press E to select Always,
Shutter, or Never.
2. Press G.
C-2
Dial Position Settings
Available Settings in the
A
B
C
D
G
F
Dial Position
Button name key
(for this appendix only)
Setting
View photo information
(See page 3-5)
1. Press G, then press A.
2. When finished, press G twice.
Play back video clip
(See page 3-6)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press G, then press D.
Press B or C to choose clip.
Press A to play clip.
When finished, press G three times.
Erase video clip
(See page 3-9)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press G, then press D.
Press B or C to choose clip.
Press D, then A to erase clip.
When finished, press G twice.
Make audio recording for
existing photo
(See page 2-17)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press G, then E.
Press B or C to choose photo.
Press A to begin recording, and G to stop.
When finished, press G twice.
Play audio recording
(See page 2-18)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press G, then E.
Press B or C to choose photo.
Press D to play recording.
When finished, press G twice.
Delete audio recording
(See page 3-9)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press G, then E.
Press B or C to choose photo.
Press E, then A.
When finished, press G twice.
View slide show
(See page 3-2)
1. Press G, then F.
2. Press C to start slide show.
E
Setting
Magnify photo
(See page 3-2)
Button Sequence
1. Press A.
2. Press (or press and hold) B, C, E or F to scroll
screen.
3. Press G to quit.
View different photo
(See page 3-1)
Press B or C.
Erase selected photo
(See page 3-8)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Erase all photos
(See page 3-7)
1. Press D.
2. Press A twice.
Erase current photo
(See page 3-7)
Press E, then press A.
View multiple images
(See page 3-1)
Press F as many times as necessary.
Press D.
Press B or C to select photo.
Press D to mark photo.
Repeat 2 and 3 as necessary.
Press G, then press A.
Button Sequence
C
Dial Position Settings
C-3
Available Settings in the
A
B
C
D
G
F
Dial Position
When using the Manual camera mode
Setting
Button name key
(for this appendix only)
E
Note:
To make settings in this dial position, you must first press
the MENU ON/OFF button to turn on the LCD monitor.
When finished making settings, press the button again to
turn the LCD monitor off.
Advanced exposure
(See page 4-13)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority.
2. Press B and C to change exposure value.
Aperture
(See page 4-14)
1. Press A to select Aperture Priority.
2. Press E or F to change aperture value.
Manual focus
(See page 4-7)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority, then press G.
2. Press B or C to change focus setting.
3. Press G.
Metering system
(See page 4-17)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority, then press G.
2. Press D to select spot or divided brightness
metering system.
White balance
(See page 4-9)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority, then press G.
2. Press E to select Auto, Fix, or Custom.
Sensitivity
(See page 4-8)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority, then press G.
2. Press F to change the sensitivity setting.
When using the Program camera mode
Setting
Button Sequence
Basic exposure adjustment
(See page 4-10)
Press B or C to change the exposure value.
White balance
(See page 4-9)
Press E to select AUTO, FIX, or CUSTOM.
Sensitivity
(See page 4-8)
Press F repeatedly to cycle through settings.
Predefined exposure
(See page 4-12)
Press G to select Normal, Sports, Portrait, or
Landscape.
C-4
Dial Position Settings
Button Sequence
Available Settings in the
A
B
C
D
G
F
Dial Position
When using the Manual camera mode
Setting
Button name key
(for this appendix only)
E
When using the Program camera mode
Setting
Button Sequence
Button Sequence
Macro
(See page 2-11)
Press D until
is displayed.
Panorama
(See page 2-12)
Press D until
is displayed.
Shutter speed
(See page 4-14)
1. Press A to select Manual Exposure.
2. Press B or C to change shutter speed.
Advanced exposure
(See page 4-13)
1. Press A to select Auto Exposure or Aperture
Priority.
2. Press B or C to change the exposure.
Aperture
(See page 4-14)
1. Press A to select Aperture Priority or
Manual Exposure.
2. Press E or F to change the aperture value.
Macro
(See page 2-11)
Press D until
is displayed.
Panorama
(See page 2-12)
Press D until
is displayed.
Press A until x2 is displayed.
Digital zoom
(See page 2-11)
Press G, then press A to select x2.
Digital zoom
(See page 2-11)
Basic exposure
(See page 4-10)
Press B or C to change exposure value.
Manual focus
(See page 4-7)
1. Press G.
2. Press B or C to change focus setting.
White balance
(See page 4-9)
Press E to select AUTO, FIX or CUSTOM.
Metering system
(See page 4-17)
1. Press G.
2. Press D to select spot or divided brightness
metering system.
Sensitivity
(See page 4-8)
Press F to change the sensitivity setting.
White balance
(See page 4-9)
Press G, then press E to select Auto, Fix, or
Custom.
Predefined exposure setting
(See page 4-12)
Press G to select Normal, Sports, Portrait, or
Landscape.
Sensitivity
(See page 4-8)
Press G, then press F to change the sensitivity
setting.
Dial Position Settings
C-5
C
C-6
Dial Position Settings
Glossary
application
ink jet printer
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as
word processing, image editing, or financial planning.
A printer that transfers ink onto paper by spraying ink through a number
of small nozzles.
bit
interface
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.
A piece of hardware, a method, or a standard used to connect the
computer and the camera.
browser (Web browser)
JPEG
An application which allows users to view HTML documents.
default
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. See TIFF.
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on,
reset, or initialized. Also known as a factory setting.
macro
Design rule for camera file system
An enlargement or a close-up of an image.
Recording standard for image files. Established by the Japan Electronic
Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
Exif2.1
Standard format for audio/image files. Established by the Japan
Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
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.
Glossary
1
NTSC
zoom
National Television Standards Committee. A video encoding standard
primarily used in North America and Japan.
To show a smaller area of an image at a higher magnification (zoom
in) or a larger area at a lower magnification (zoom out).
PAL
Phase Alternation Line. A video encoding standard primarily used in
Europe and Australia.
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.
resolution
An indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. See pixel.
thumbnails
Small representations of images.
TIFF
A file format for storing color and grayscale images in files with little
or no data compression. (TIFF files made with the PhotoPC 3000Z
receive no data compression.) Saving data in the TIFF format results
in files that are larger and have finer image quality than image files
with greater data compression, such as JPEG and other format files.
See JPEG.
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.
2
Glossary
Index
A
AC adapter, 2
connector, 1-2
specifications, A-6
using, 6-4 to 6-6
Accessory lens, 6-6
AC power cord, 1-2
Activating the shutter, 2-6, 2-10
Aperture priority, 4-14
Attaching the strap, 1-11
Audio recordings, 2-3, 2-16 to 2-18, 3-1, 3-9, 6-2, 6-3
Auto exposure, 4-14
Automatic flash, 4-4
Automatic shut-off feature, 4-21
AV connector, 1-2
B
Basic playback feature, 2-10
Batteries
charging, 1-6 to 1-7
checking, 1-8
disposing of, 1-11
handling, 1-9
installing, 1-7
low battery icon, 1-4
replacing, 1-8
specifications, A-5
storing, 1-10
Battery charger, 2, 1-2
cleaning, 7-2
specifications, A-5
using, 1-6 to 1-7
Beep and shutter sound, 2-7, 2-10, 4-22
Brightness, LCD monitor, 4-21
Buttons, 1-2 to 1-3
C
Cables
AV, 1-2
Macintosh serial, 1-2
USB, 1-2
Windows serial, 1-2
Camera
buttons, 1-2 to 1-3
cleaning, 7-2
connecting to a projector, 3-13
connecting to a television, 3-11
handling, 7-1
parts, 1-2 to 1-5
physical dimensions, A-1
problems, 7-3 to 7-7
storing, 7-2
Camera case, 1-2
Index
1
Camera modes, 4-5 to 4-7
changing, 4-7
Full Auto, 4-6
Manual, 4-6, 4-9
Program, 4-6, 4-9
Checking
batteries, 1-8
picture counter, 2-3, 7-4, 7-7
Cleaning
battery charger, 7-2
camera, 7-2
Color/monochrome setting, 4-7
Color Guide, 2-18
CompactFlash Card, 1-2, 3-6
copying images from card to computer, 6-3
formatting, 6-4
installing in camera, 1-13 to 1-14
installing in computer, 6-2
removing from camera, 1-14
selecting a folder, 3-6
specifications, A-5
storage capacity, 6-1
Continuous shooting, 2-14
Copying images, 6-3
Cover
battery, 1-3
memory card, 1-3
Customer support, B-1 to B-5
2
Index
D
Date and time setting, 1-15
Dial switch, 1-2, 1-3
LCD monitor, 2-9 to 4-18
positions, 2-4, C-1
viewfinder, 2-6 to 2-8
Digital zoom, 2-11
Diopter correction, 1-3, 2-6
Display panel, 1-2, 1-4
camera, icons, 1-4
Disposing of batteries, 1-11
Divided brightness metering system, 4-18
DPOF file, 5-1
E
EPSON Photo file format, 3-1
Erasing
all the photos, 3-8
audio recordings, 3-9
individual photos, 3-7
selected photos, 3-8
video clips, 3-10
Exposure
adjusting, 4-10 to 4-15
aperture priority, 4-14
auto exposure, 4-14
manual exposure, 4-15
predefined settings, 4-12 to 4-13
External flash
attachment, 1-2
installing, 4-19
selecting, 4-19
F
Fine image quality setting, 4-2
Fixed settings feature, 4-15 to 4-17
Flash, 1-2
button, 1-3
range, A-3
selecting internal or external, 4-19
settings, 4-4
Forced flash, 4-5
Formatting memory cards, 6-4
Full Auto camera mode, 4-6
H
Hot shoe, 1-2
HyPict image quality setting, 4-3
I
Icons
divided brightness metering system, 4-18
flash, 1-4
image quality, 1-4
low battery, 1-4, 1-8
monochrome, 1-4
red-eye reduction, 1-4
self timer, 1-4
sensitivity, 1-4
spot metering system, 4-18
Image quality
button, 1-3
settings, 4-1 to 4-3
Indication
exposure, 1-4
pictures remaining, 1-4
shutter speed, 1-4
Indicator lights, 1-3, 1-4, 2-6, 2-7, 2-10
Installing
batteries, 1-7
CompactFlash Card in camera, 1-13 to 1-14
lens cap, 1-12
Interface
connector, 1-2
specifications, A-4
Internal flash, 4-19
L
Languages, 1-14, 4-22
LCD monitor, 1-3, 4-21
LCD monitor buttons, 1-3
names, 2-5
using, 2-5
Lens, 1-2
accessory, 6-6
adapter, 6-6
Lens adapter, 1-2, 6-6
lens adapter, 6-6
Lens cap, 1-12
Lights
indicator, 1-3, 1-4, 2-6, 2-7, 2-10
timer, 1-2, 2-8
Index
3
Lock
battery cover, 1-3
Locking photos, 3-9
Low battery icon, 1-4
M
Macro feature, 2-11
Maintenance, 7-1 to 7-2
Manual camera mode, 4-6, 4-9
Manual exposure, 4-15
Manual focus settings, 4-7
Memory card
See CompactFlash Card
MENU ON/OFF button, 1-3, 2-9, 4-1, 4-9, 4-14, C-4
Metering system settings, 4-17
Microphone, 1-3
Monochrome/color setting, 4-7
Multi-photo playback, 3-1 to 3-2
N
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, 2, 1-2
NTSC, 4-22
O
Optical specifications, A-3
Optical zoom, 2-7
Options, 2 to 3, 6-6
AC adapter, 6-4 to 6-6, A-6
PCMCIA adapter, 6-2, A-6
4
Index
P
PAL, 4-22
Panoramas, 2-12
PCMCIA adapter, 2
specifications, A-6
using, 6-2
Photographs
See Pictures
Photo information, 3-1, 3-5
Photo processing time, A-4
Physical dimensions, A-1
Picture counter, 2-3
Pictures
close-ups, 2-11
copying, 6-3
erasing, 3-7 to 3-8
locking, 3-9
memory storage capacity, 4-2
printing using the Print Mark program, 5-1 to 5-8
problems, 7-7 to 7-10
processing time, A-4
recorded image specifications, A-2
shooting range, 2-2
taking using the LCD monitor, 2-9 to 2-10
taking using the viewfinder, 2-6 to 2-7
unlocking, 3-9
Playing back audio recordings
on a television, 3-11
with the built-in speaker, 2-18
Playing back photos
multiple photos at once, 3-1 to 3-2
on the LCD monitor, 3-1 to 3-5
using a projector, 3-13
using a television, 3-11
using the magnification feature, 3-2
when taking photos with the LCD monitor, 2-10
Playing back video clips, 3-6
Power specifications, A-4
Printing pictures
using the Print Mark program, 5-1 to 5-8
Print Mark
changing the DPOF file, 5-6
confirming the DPOF file, 5-6
deleting the DPOF file, 5-7
DPOF file, 5-1
making the DPOF file, 5-2
messages, 5-7 to 5-8
printing an index of photos, 5-4 to 5-6
printing photos in a standard layout, 5-2 to 5-4
Problems
camera, 7-3 to 7-7
picture, 7-7 to 7-10
Program camera mode, 4-6, 4-9
Projector, connecting to the camera, 3-13
R
Rechargeable batteries, 2, 1-2
Recording audio
for existing photos, 2-17
immediately after taking photos, 2-16
Red-eye reduction, 4-5
Removing CompactFlash Card from camera, 1-14
Replacing batteries, 1-8
Rotating pictures for slide show, 3-4
S
Safety information for UK users, 7
Safety instructions
when using strap, 5
when using the camera, 3 to 4
when using the charger and batteries, 5 to 7
Self timer, 2-8
button, 1-3
light, 1-2
Sensitivity setting, 4-8 to 4-9
Setting indicators
aperture, 1-4
checking the display panel, 2-3
white balance, 1-4
Index
5
Settings
automatic shut-off feature, 4-21
available in Full Auto camera mode, 4-6
available in Manual camera mode, 4-6, 4-9
available in Program camera mode, 4-6, 4-9
beep and shutter sound, 4-22
color/monochrome, 4-7
custom white balance, 4-10
date and time, 1-15
exposure, 4-10 to 4-15
flash, 4-4
image quality, 4-1 to 4-3
internal or external flash, 4-19
language, 1-14, 4-22
LCD monitor brightness, 4-21
manual focus, 4-7
metering system, 4-17
predefined exposure, 4-12 to 4-13
sensitivity, 4-8 to 4-9
signal system, 4-22
speaker volume, 4-22
time and date, 4-20
white balance, 4-9 to 4-10
Shut-off feature, 4-21
Shutter button
location, 1-2, 1-3
using, 2-6, 2-10
Shutter sound, 2-7, 2-10, 4-22
6
Index
Signal system, 4-22
Slide show, 3-2 to 3-5
Slow synchro
selecting the timing, 4-18
using, 4-5
Speaker
adjusting volume, 4-22
location, 1-3
Specifications
AC adapter, A-6
battery, A-5
battery charger, A-5
camera, A-1 to A-5
CompactFlash Card, A-5
optical, A-3
PCMCIA adapter, A-6
Spot metering system, 4-18
Standard image quality setting, 4-2
Storage capacity
CompactFlash Card, 6-1
Storing
the batteries, 1-10
the camera, 7-2
Strap, 1-2
attaching, 1-11
eyelet, 1-3
Super fine image quality setting, 4-2
T
V
Taking panoramas, 2-12
Taking pictures
continuously, 2-14
using self timer, 2-8
using the digital zoom feature, 2-11
using the macro feature, 2-11
using the optical zoom feature, 2-7
using time lapse function, 2-14
Taking pictures with the LCD monitor, 2-9 to 2-10
Taking pictures with the viewfinder, 2-6 to 2-7
Telephoto zoom, 2-7
Television, connecting to camera, 3-11
TIFF file format photos, 4-3
Time and date setting, 4-20
Time lapse function, 2-14
Timer light, 1-2
Tripod socket, 1-3
Troubleshooting, 7-3 to 7-10
Video clips
erasing, 3-10
playing back, 3-6
recording, 2-12
Viewfinder, 1-2, 1-3
using to take pictures, 2-6 to 2-8
Viewing slide show, 3-2 to 3-3
U
United Kingdom users
safety information, 7
use of options, 3
Unlocking photos, 3-9
Unpacking your camera, 1-2
W
White balance
adjusting the setting, 4-9 to 4-10
making a custom setting, 4-10
when to adjust, 4-9
Wide zoom, 2-7
Z
Zoom
buttons, 1-3, 2-7
digital, 2-11
optical, 2-7
Index
7
8
Index