User`s guide | Epson 3100Z Digital Camera User Manual

Back view
microphone
viewfinder
wide angle
zoom control
LCD screen
menu button
telephoto
zoom control
Quick Reference Guide
speaker
print button
memory card
cover
Optional Lenses and Filters
Includes lens adapter for optional 49 mm
wide angle, telephoto, close-up lenses
and filters.
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Quick Reference Guide
This book provides a quick reference to using your
camera. It covers the camera’s basic features and includes
helpful tips for taking pictures in various locations.
Contents
Installing Batteries
1
Camera Dial Settings
3
Status Display Panel
4
Formatting Your CompactFlash Memory Card
6
Removing a CompactFlash Memory Card
7
Installing a CompactFlash Memory Card
8
Taking Pictures
10
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
11
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
13
Playing Back Pictures
16
Deleting Pictures
17
Selecting Photos to Print
18
Capturing Video Clips
19
Playing Back Video Clips
20
Deleting Video Clips
21
Tips for Getting Great Pictures From Your Camera 22
Installing Batteries
Your camera includes a set of new alkaline batteries. See
your User’s Guide for safety instructions, then install the
batteries.
1 Hold the camera upside-down.
2 Press and hold the battery cover lock down and slide
the cover out to open it.
battery cover
lock
1
3 Insert four batteries into the compartment,
positioning the + and − ends as shown below.
4 Lower the battery cover and slide it in.
2
Camera Dial Settings
To turn on the camera, remove the
lens cap, then press the POWER
button in the center of the dial.
(Press it again to turn the camera
off.)
The following table describes the camera dial settings.
Use for video clips to capture motion, for interval mode
to photograph scenes that change over time, for
panoramic images that can be stitched together, and
for continuous shooting mode to capture pictures in
rapid succession.
Take pictures using the LCD screen. You can use the
LCD screen to take macro and digital zoom pictures.
Take pictures using the viewfinder. This setting uses
less battery power than taking pictures with the LCD
screen.
Play back or delete your photos, sounds, and video
clips, or lock and unlock photos.
Use when you connect your camera to your computer
to download or upload photos, sounds, and video clips.
Also use it to create DPOF/PRINT Image Matching
files. See your User’s Guide for details.
Set up or view camera information and settings.
3
Status Display Panel
These settings appear on the status display panel on the
top of the camera:
image quality
sensitivity
flash
white
balance
low battery
icon
monochrome
indicator
timer
exposure
pictures
remaining
Status Display Panel Settings
Image Quality Settings
Standard
(640 × 480 pixels)
Fine
(1600 × 1200 pixels)
Super Fine
(2048 × 1536 pixels)
HyPict ™
(2544 × 1904 pixels)
Flash Setttings
Automatic
Forced Flash
Flash Off
Slow Synchronized**
Red-eye Reduction
Uncompressed Tiff*
(2048 × 1536 pixels)
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Status Display Panel Settings (continued)
Low Battery Icon
Indicates that the camera
batteries are low.
Monochrome Indicator***
Indicates that the camera is set
to monochrome (black and
white) mode.
Sensitivity Settings**
White Balance Settings**
AUTO Adjusts white
balance automatically
Standard (ISO 100)
High (ISO 200)
Super High
(ISO 400)
Exposure Settings**
Changes the automatic
exposure setting from −2.0 to
+2.0 EV in increments of 0.5 in
Program mode and 0.2 in
Manual mode.
FIX
Locks white balance
at 5200°K
CUST
Lets you customize
white balance
Timer
If the timer icon appears, the
timer is on. The timer setting is
10 seconds.
Pictures Remaining
Displays the number of pictures you can still take. This number
varies depending on your image quality setting.
*
The Uncompressed Tiff setting must be enabled in the Shot
Setup menu. See your User’s Guide for details.
** These settings are only available in the Program and Manual
user modes. See “Using the LCD SETUP and View Screens” for
instructions on changing the user mode.
*** The monochrome setting must be enabled in the SETUP menu.
See your User’s Guide for details.
5
Formatting Your CompactFlash
Memory Card
To take photos, a CompactFlash™ memory card must be
in your camera and formatted. Your camera comes with a
preinstalled 16MB memory card.
1 Press the POWER button to turn on the camera and
turn the camera dial to
.
2 If you haven’t set the clock
yet, you see the clock setting
screen.
3 Press the buttons next to the up, down, right, and
left arrows to change the date and time settings. (For
detailed instructions, see your User’s Guide.)
4 When you’re finished, press the button under BACK.
You see the SETUP menu.
5 Press the button under
Memory SETUP. The
Memory Card Format
menu appears:
6
6 Press the button next to MEMORY CARD
FORMAT. You see a warning message. Press the
button next to Yes to format the card.
7 After the card is formatted, the camera returns to the
Memory Card Format menu. Press the button under
BACK to return to the SETUP menu.
Removing a CompactFlash
Memory Card
CAUTION
Never remove the card while the camera is on. Data in the card may
be lost or damaged.
1 Place your finger behind the memory card cover
latch and pull the cover open.
memory card
cover latch
7
2 Push in the eject button to release the card. Then
pull the card out and close the cover.
eject button
Installing a CompactFlash
Memory Card
You can purchase additional CompactFlash memory cards
from leading suppliers. See your User’s Guide for details.
CAUTION
◗
Never remove the card while the camera is on. Data in the card
may be lost or damaged.
◗
Don’t force the card into the slot. If the card doesn’t slide in all
the way, turn the card over and reinsert it.
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!
1 Place your finger behind the memory card cover
latch and pull the cover open.
memory card
cover latch
2 Make sure the front of the card is facing the same
direction as the front of the camera, and the arrow
on the card’s label is pointing in. Insert the card all
the way into the memory card slot. As you insert the
card, the eject button pops up.
3 Close the memory card cover.
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Taking Pictures
You can take pictures using the viewfinder or you can
take pictures with the LCD screen to see a preview of
how your image will appear.
Before you start taking pictures, you need to make sure
the lens cap is removed, the batteries are installed, and
the CompactFlash memory card is installed and
formatted, as described earlier in this book. You should
also choose your user mode. (See “Using the LCD SETUP
and View Screens” for details.) See your User’s Guide for
instructions on using your camera and its settings.
NOTE
Your camera requires 9.1MB of free space on your CompactFlash
memory card to take Uncompressed Tiff mode pictures. Your
camera’s included 16MB CompactFlash memory card lets you take
one Tiff mode picture. When taking pictures in Tiff mode or HyPict
mode, you will notice a delay in processing time of up to 22
seconds. (See your User’s Guide for instructions on enabling
Uncompressed Tiff mode.)
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Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
Use the camera’s viewfinder to capture an image as you
would with any point-and-shoot auto-focus camera.
viewfinder
status display panel
control buttons
power
button
shutter
button
telephoto
button
wide angle
button
menu button
Make sure the lens cap is not on the camera.
1 Make sure you are at least 20 inches (50 cm) away
from your subject.
2 Press the POWER button and turn the camera dial
to . Wait until the photo capture light stops
flashing and remains a steady green.
3 Use the camera’s control buttons to change image
quality, flash, or other basic settings. (See page 4 for
a description of basic camera settings.)
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NOTE
To change the programmed subject setting (when the user
mode is set to Program), or make changes to exposure, white
balance, or other advanced settings, press the MENU button
to see the Viewfinder menu. (See your User’s Guide for
details.)
4 Look straight through the viewfinder and center
your subject within the cross-hairs.
5 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject, or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out.
6 Hold the shutter button halfway
down to lock the auto focus and
exposure.
7 Press the shutter button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
8 Hold the camera still until the shutter snaps, then
release the shutter button.
To play back your pictures, see page 16. To delete a
picture, see page 17.
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Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
The LCD screen lets you see a live preview of what the
camera’s lens sees at any moment.
control buttons
shutter
button
microphone
telephoto
button
wide angle
button
LCD screen
Make sure the lens cap is not on the camera.
1 Make sure you are at least 20 inches (50 cm) away
from your subject.
NOTE
You can get as close as 2.36 inches (6 cm) in macro mode.
The lens must be zoomed all the way out to get closer than
8 inches (20 cm). See your User’s Guide for instructions.
2 Press the POWER button and turn the camera dial
to see a live preview with the View menu
to
settings.
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This example shows how
the LCD screen looks in
Program user mode. The
screen looks different in
Manual or Full Auto mode.
(See “Using the LCD
SETUP and View Screens” to change the user mode.)
NOTE
If the camera is idle for more than the designated power off
interval, it turns off automatically. To turn it back on, press the
shutter button, or turn the camera off and then back on.
3 Make any changes you want to the settings on the
View menu. You can also use the camera’s control
buttons to change image quality, flash, or other basic
settings. (See page 4 for a description of basic camera
settings.)
4 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject, or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out.
You see a display with green zoom steps and the
current zoom position in yellow.
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5 Center your subject on the screen,
then press the shutter button
halfway down to lock the auto
focus and exposure.
You see a green circle on the screen when the
camera locks the settings.
6 Press the shutter button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
7 Hold the camera still until the shutter snaps. Then
release the shutter button.
If the confirmation
setting is on, you see a
confirmation screen after
a few seconds.
If the confirmation
setting is off, you can take
another picture. To play back your pictures, see
page 16. To delete a picture, see page 17.
NOTE
You enable the confirmation screen in the Shot Setup menu.
See your User’s Guide for detailed instructions.
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From the confirmation screen, you can do the
following:
◗
Press the button next to Delete if you don’t
want to save the picture.
◗
Press the button next to Rec Sound to record a
voice message or other sound. You see a
countdown on the screen. During this time, you
can record a message into the camera’s
microphone.
◗
Press the button next to to instantly play
back your images. (Press the button under
BACK to return to the View menu.)
For more detailed instructions on using the confirmation
screen, see your User’s Guide.
Playing Back Pictures
You can play back your pictures in the camera’s playback
menu.
NOTE
For detailed instructions on options such as displaying a slide show,
locking and unlocking photos, and recording and deleting sounds,
see your User’s Guide.
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1 Press the POWER button and turn the camera dial
to
.
You see the playback
screen displaying the last
picture you took:
2 Press the button next to the right arrow to display
the earliest picture taken. You can continue pressing
the same button to view your pictures in order. Or,
press the button next to the left arrow to move
backward through your pictures.
Deleting Pictures
1 Follow the steps in the section above to play back
your images.
2 When you see the image you want to delete, press
the button under Delete.
3 You see a confirmation screen. Press the button next
to Yes to delete the image.
You can also delete multiple photos or lock and unlock
photos for deletion; see your User’s Guide.
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Selecting Photos to Print
The camera includes PRINT Image Matching,™ which
gives you ideal printouts of your digital photos. You can
select photos when you view them in any of the camera’s
playback menus.
1 Turn the camera dial
to
and press the
POWER button.
2 Select a photo and
press the green
t print button on
your camera.
3 If you want to print
print button
multiple copies of
an image, press the
t print button more than once. You can select up to
9 copies of each image.
4 To deselect an image, press and hold the green t
print button until an icon with a 0 appears on the
screen.
When you are done selecting images, you can adjust
them and set up other printing information from the
print menu. See your User’s Guide for instructions.
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!
Capturing Video Clips
Make sure the lens cap is not on the camera. To capture
25-second video clips with sound or 35-second video
clips with sound off:
1 Press the POWER button and turn the camera dial
to
.
NOTE
If you want to adjust any camera settings, such as white
balance, sensitivity, or macro mode, turn the camera dial to
to see the View menu and adjust the settings, then turn the
camera dial back to
. (See your User’s Guide for instructions
on using camera settings.)
You see the video clip
capture screen:
2 Press the button next to
Sound to turn the setting
to On or Off.
3 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject, or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out.
4 You see a display with green
zoom steps and the current
zoom position in yellow.
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5 Press the shutter button to begin recording your
video clip. To stop the recording before the time is
up, press the shutter button again.
You see the red letters REC on the screen while your
camera is recording.
If digital zooming is enabled, you can digitally zoom
in on your subject while you are recording. Push the
T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your subject, or
the W (wide angle) button to zoom out. (See your
User’s Guide to enable digital zooming.)
When the recording is done, the camera displays
Please wait... and takes a moment to store the
video.
To play back your video, see the next section.
Playing Back Video Clips
1 Press the POWER button and turn the camera dial
to . You see the last picture you took on the LCD
screen. (If you haven’t taken any photos, you see a
gray screen with the following message: There is no
image.)
2 Press the button under Menu Change.
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3 Press the button next to
Video Clip. You see a video
clip playback screen:
4 Press the buttons next to the
left and right arrows to
select a video clip.
5 Press the button next to
Play. You see your video
clip playing in a screen
like this:
6 Press the button under Quit
to stop playing the video
clip.
For detailed playback information, see your User’s Guide.
Deleting Video Clips
1 Follow steps 1 through 4 under “Playing Back Video
Clips,” to select a video clip for deletion.
2 Press the button next to Delete.
3 You see a confirmation screen. Press the button next
to Yes to delete the video clip.
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Tips for Getting Great Pictures
From Your Camera
Here are some tips to help you select the best camera
settings. Conditions and subjects vary, so these settings
may not be exactly right for your specific photograph.
NOTE
This section suggests advanced settings that are described in detail
in your User’s Guide. Many of these settings can only be changed in
Manual or Program mode. (See “Using the LCD SETUP and View
Screens” to change the user mode.)
If you are taking pictures in bright sunlight:
◗
Reduce the automatic exposure setting.
◗
Use a fast shutter speed or narrow aperture setting.
◗
Use an optional filter with the PhotoPC 3100Z’s
included lens adapter to cut down on excessive light
and protect the camera’s lens.
If you are taking pictures when it is cloudy, you might
want to adjust your camera settings as follows:
◗
Increase the automatic exposure setting.
◗
Try using fixed white balance.
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◗
If the sky has complete cloud cover, you may want to
avoid taking landscape photos. Portrait photos and
closer shots are better under these conditions.
To capture beautiful sunsets without losing any of the
color or lighting effects, set up the camera as follows:
◗
Use the fixed white balance setting.
◗
Adjust exposure settings for different effects.
◗
Take shots at different stages of the sunset to capture
the changing colors. (Try interval shooting mode.)
Under low light conditions, it is often difficult to
capture a good shot of the background as well as your
subject. Try the following:
◗
Increase the automatic exposure setting.
◗
Use a wide aperture or slow shutter speed.
◗
Use a higher sensitivity or ISO equivalent. (A tripod
is recommended for higher sensitivity settings.)
◗
Use the slow synchronized flash setting to light up
the background along with the subject.
When you are taking portraits, you should set up your
camera so it captures flattering images that make your
subject the center of attention:
◗
Try the Program mode Portrait setting.
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◗
Try the spot metering setting. Be sure to center your
subject when locking the camera settings with the
two-step shutter.
◗
Be aware of lighting conditions and how they affect
the appearance of your subject. Early morning and
late afternoon provide flattering light for portraits.
◗
Try to get on the same level as your subject; shots are
more interesting if they are taken from the subject’s
perspective.
Action shots can be tricky. To get the best results:
◗
Use a fast shutter speed.
◗
Pick a good location where you can capture a shot at
any moment.
◗
In Program mode, try the Sports setting.
For all your pictures:
◗
Don’t forget about your optical zoom, black and
white, macro mode, and other specialized settings.
◗
Hold the camera still or use a tripod if you have one.
◗
Try HyPict mode or Uncompressed Tiff mode for
prints that will be enlarged.
◗
Don’t forget that if you don’t like the way a shot
comes out, you can erase it from your CompactFlash
memory card and take another one.
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Front view
To change a setting, press the button
under or next to the setting.
Using the LCD SETUP and View Screens
Your Camera
flash
timer light
shutter button
viewfinder
dial
1
Press the POWER button to turn the camera on. Turn the
camera dial to SETUP to go to the SETUP menu, then
press the button next to the current mode setting to cycle
through the modes: Program, Manual, and Full Auto.
2
3
4
Program
neck strap
holder
SETUP Menu
lens
Take Your Picture
View Screen
Turn the camera dial to
the View Screen
to go to
Manual
Top view
shutter button
SETUP Menu
image quality
button
neck strap
holder
View Screen 1
Turn the camera dial to
View Screen 1
View Screen 2
to go to
Optionally, press the button under
MENU CHANGE to go to View Screen 2
flash button
Full Auto
dial
SETUP Menu
flash hot shoe
self timer button
Take Your Picture
View Screen
Turn the camera dial to
the View Screen
to go to
Take Your Picture
Back view
microphone
viewfinder
wide angle
zoom control
LCD screen
menu button
telephoto
zoom control
Quick Reference Guide
speaker
print button
memory card
cover
Optional Lenses and Filters
Includes lens adapter for optional 49 mm
wide angle, telephoto, close-up lenses
and filters.
CPD-12424
Front view
To change a setting, press the button
under or next to the setting.
Using the LCD SETUP and View Screens
Your Camera
flash
timer light
shutter button
viewfinder
dial
1
Press the POWER button to turn the camera on. Turn the
camera dial to SETUP to go to the SETUP menu, then
press the button next to the current mode setting to cycle
through the modes: Program, Manual, and Full Auto.
2
3
4
Program
neck strap
holder
SETUP Menu
lens
Take Your Picture
View Screen
Turn the camera dial to
the View Screen
to go to
Manual
Top view
shutter button
SETUP Menu
image quality
button
neck strap
holder
View Screen 1
Turn the camera dial to
View Screen 1
View Screen 2
to go to
Optionally, press the button under
MENU CHANGE to go to View Screen 2
flash button
Full Auto
dial
SETUP Menu
flash hot shoe
self timer button
Take Your Picture
View Screen
Turn the camera dial to
the View Screen
to go to
Take Your Picture
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