User`s guide | Epson PhotoPC 850Z Digital Camera User Manual

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Where to Find Information
This User’s Guide
Provides detailed information on using your EPSON PhotoPC 850Z, the Direct Print program, Print Mark program,
and optional products; from setting up to troubleshooting.
EPSON Photo!3/EPSON Photo File Uploader3 User’s Guide
Provides information on EPSON Photo!3 software which is necessary for using the photos on your computer, and
uploading utilities including EPSON Photo File Uploader3.
Online Help
Provides detailed information and instructions for EPSON Photo!3 that controls your PhotoPC 850Z. Online help is
installed automatically when you install EPSON Photo!3. See the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide for information on
accessing online help.
Color Guide (included in the CD-ROM in some locations)
Explains the basics of color imaging and shows you how to get the most from your PhotoPC 850Z and other EPSON
products. See “Viewing the Color Guide” on page 2-34 of this User’s Guide for information on accessing the Color Guide.
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
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the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. No
patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information
contained herein. Neither is any liability assumed for damages
resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable
to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses,
costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result
of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION's
operating and maintenance instructions.
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable against any
damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any
consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
PhotoPC is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation and has been
licensed to CFA (CompactFlash Association).
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. EPSON
disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright©1999 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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Manufacturer:
Address:
Representative:
Address:
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi,
Nagano-ken 392-8502 Japan
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183 AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name: Digital Still Camera
Model:
G770A
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
September, 1999
H. Horiuchi
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
A NOTE CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE USE OF
COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
Like photocopiers, digital cameras can be misused by improper
photographing of copyrighted material. Unless you have the advice of
a knowledgeable attorney, be responsible and respectful by obtaining
the permission of the copyright holder before photographing
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Contents
Introduction
PhotoPC 850Z 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. . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 850Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the strap to your camera . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
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1-10
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Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card . 1-10
Setting the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Chapter 2 Taking Pictures
Getting Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Your camera’s picture-taking range . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Checking the display panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Using the dial switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Making basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Using the optical zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Using the self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Making Settings in the Viewfinder Dial Position . . . . . 2-7
Adjusting the image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Adjusting the sensitivity setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Adjusting the white balance setting . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Adjusting the exposure setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Using the basic playback feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Using the digital zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
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Using the macro setting to take close-ups . . . . . .2-14
Taking panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Making Settings in the LCD Monitor Dial Position . . .2-15
Making predefined exposure settings . . . . . . . . .2-15
Adjusting the white balance setting . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Adjusting the sensitivity setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Making basic exposure adjustments . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Making advanced exposure adjustments. . . . . . .2-19
Making manual focus settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Changing the metering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Taking Multiple Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23
Using the continuous shooting feature. . . . . . . . .2-23
Using the time lapse feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
Making Audio Recordings for Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Right after taking photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
For existing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-26
Playback with the built-in speaker . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Making Additional Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Setting the time and date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Making camera mode settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-28
Quick shooting feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
Setting the automatic shut-off feature . . . . . . . . .2-30
Setting the LCD monitor’s brightness. . . . . . . . . .2-31
Adjusting the speaker volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-31
Setting the beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-31
Selecting slow synchro timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-32
Selecting the internal or external flash . . . . . . . . .2-32
Changing the color/monochrome setting . . . . . .2-33
Making user settings for white balance . . . . . . . .2-33
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Selecting the signal system and language . . . . . . 2-34
Selecting a folder in the CompactFlash Card . . . 2-34
Viewing the Color Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Chapter 3 Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Viewing Photos with the LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Displaying multiple photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Viewing a slide show of your photos . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Viewing photo information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Managing Photos with the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Erasing photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Locking and unlocking photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Erasing audio recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Using Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Viewing Pictures on a Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Chapter 4 Using Direct Print to Print Photos
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Connecting your camera to the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Installing the Direct Print Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Printing Your Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Accessing the Direct Print program . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Choosing a print format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Printing procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing the photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD Monitor and Display Panel Messages . . . . . . . . .
Printed Image Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Using Print Mark to Print Photos
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Print Mark Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the DPOF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing photos in a standard layout. . . . . . . . . .
Printing an index of photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirming and Changing the DPOF File . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting the DPOF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD Monitor Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6 Camera Options and Accessories
Using Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Installing a memory card into your computer. . 6-2
Copying photos directly to a computer . . . . . . . 6-3
Copying or deleting programs using a memory card
6-3
Formatting memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Using the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Using the Lens Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
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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-2
Functional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
CompactFlash Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Optional PCMCIA Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Optional AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
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Appendix B Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland UsersB-1
Support Via the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1
Support Via Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
Pre Sales Enquiry Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
For Australian 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
Appendix C Dial Position Settings
Available settings in the dial position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-2
Available settings in the dial position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-3
Available settings in the dial position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-3
When using the Program camera mode . . . . . . . .C-3
When using the Manual camera mode. . . . . . . . .C-4
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Introduction
Your new EPSON® PhotoPC™ 850Z is a
revolutionary, easy-to-use digital camera that enables
you to take full-color pictures for use with your
computer. The PhotoPC 850Z comes with everything
you need, including EPSON Photo!3 software that lets
you transfer your pictures to your computer’s hard
disk. You can then edit, enhance, and organize your
pictures, or simply place them into your documents.
To use EPSON Photo!3, see the EPSON Photo!3/
EPSON Photo File Uploader3 User’s Guide.
Create professional letters, documents, and
presentations with real life images right on your
desktop. Share pictures with business colleagues or
friends over the Internet. Add color and visual appeal
to your newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Anything
you can print out or display on your screen will look
better with images from your PhotoPC 850Z.
PhotoPC 850Z Features
PhotoPC 850Z is a complete system for capturing
digital images, and includes the following features.
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2.1 Mega pixel CCD (can be enhanced to 3.0 Mega
pixel with HyPict)
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24-bit color image capture
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High resolution (1600 × 1200 pixels, or 1984 × 1488
pixels with 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
recordings 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 ten pictures
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Automatic, predefined, or manual white balance
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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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EPSON Program Uploader software that lets you
upload optional programs to the camera from
your computer
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Automatic date and time recording for each
picture
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Pictures compatible with both Windows® and
Macintosh® applications
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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)
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Built-in hot sync flash shoe for external flash, sold
separately, for manual photo shooting (for
infomation, contact your EPSON dealer.)
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Self timer (ten seconds)
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Automatic shut-off setting to save batteries
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EPSON Photo!3 software that lets you transfer
your pictures to your computer
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EPSON Photo File Uploader3 software that
allows you to convert images and audio
recordings stored in your computer to EPSON
Photo file format and upload them to your camera
Options
The following PhotoPC 850Z options are available
from EPSON.
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CompactFlash™ Card
(For information, contact your EPSON dealer.)
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PCMCIA adapter (B867041)
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AC Adapter (B867081, B67131, B867091, B867101,
B867121, B867151, B867111, B867141) for use with
a standard electrical outlet
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Power Pack (B81817✽) which includes:
Ni-MH Battery Charger
Four Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
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Package of four Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
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❏ The asterisks are substitutes for the respective digits of
the product number, which varies by country.
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The PhotoPC 850Z comes with a Power Pack
(described above) and an 8 MB CompactFlash Card.
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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.
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When using the camera
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
the cover of the camera or options and do not open
any compartments except as instructed in this
User's Guide.
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Do not insert objects into any openings.
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To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose the
camera or options to rain or moisture.
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To prevent fire or electric shock, do not cover the
camera with a blanket.
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To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the
camera where flammable or volatile gas is stored.
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Do not use outdoors during a thunderstorm.
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If the camera or option shows unusual signs such
as noise, odor, or smoke, stop usage and turn off
immediately. Remove the batteries and/or
disconnect the AC adapter from the camera, and
unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
❏
To prevent possible injury, do not take flash
pictures close to the subject’s eyes.
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Use only the type of power source indicated in
this User's Guide.
Safety Instructions
Read all these instructions and save them for later
reference. Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the camera and options.
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Do not use damaged or frayed power cords.
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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 damaged;
the camera or options do not operate normally or
exhibit a distinct change in performance.
❏
Never adjust controls that are not mentioned in
the operating instructions.
❏
If you plan to use the camera and options in
Germany, observe the following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and
over-current protection for the products, the
building installation must be protected by a 16
Amp circuit breaker.
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 screen on 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.
When using the strap
❏
Do not swing the camera about. This can damage
the camera or other objects, or injure others.
❏
Do not pull or tighten the strap too firmly while
wearing it around your body; this can cause
serious injury.
❏
Keep the strap away from children.
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.
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Do not charge primary (non-rechargeable)
batteries.
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Use the type of power source indicated on the
charger’s label. Always supply power directly
from a standard domestic electrical outlet.
❏
Be sure your AC power cord meets relevant safety
standards of the area where you plan to use it.
❏
Do not use the batteries or charger near water or
handle them with wet hands.
❏
Unplug the charger if the batteries are not fully
charged after four hours.
❏
Power-supply cords should be protected from
abrasion, cuts, crimping and kinking. Be sure to
place your cords to avoid any damage. Do not
place objects on top of the power cord or allow the
power cord to be stepped on or run over. You
should take special care to try to keep the power
cord straight at the ends and the points where it
enters and leaves the transformer.
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Unplug your equipment from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified personnel under the
following conditions:
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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.
❏
Do not attempt to service the charger yourself.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
❏
Keep away from heat sources. Use the charger
within the temperature range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F
to 95°F).
❏
Do not insert batteries into the charger backward
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 out
parts.
❏
Never disassemble or modify the charger.
❏
Use charger in a dry, indoor location.
❏
Do not expose batteries or the charger to water or
high humidity.
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Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, mutilate, or
short circuit batteries. Do not put the batteries
near or into fire or water.
❏
Do not insert batteries into wall outlets or other
power sources such as a car cigarette lighter
socket.
To guard against short-circuiting, do not remove
the outside sleeves of the batteries.
❏
Do not solder lead wires or terminals directly to a
battery.
❏
Beware of electrical shock hazard.
❏
❏
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.
To avoid fire or electric shock, do not use batteries
that are leaking or damaged in any way.
❏
To prevent fire or electric shock, do not cover the
charger with a blanket.
❏
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.
❏
Only use the batteries in EPSON Digital Cameras
as specified in this manual.
❏
Never use EPSON Ni-MH batteries in
combination with any other type of batteries.
❏
❏
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.
❏
Do not use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
❏
Keep the batteries from making contact with
metal objects such as coins or keys, which could
short circuit the batteries.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily
injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the
operation of your camera and options.
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Chapter 1
1
Getting Started
This chapter helps you prepare your PhotoPC 850Z
and covers the following topics.
Unpacking your PhotoPC 850Z
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 850Z
Make sure you have everything shown below.
Getting familier with camera parts
Charging, installing and replacing batteries
Attaching the strap
Installing the CompactFlash Card
lens adapter
camera
CompactFlash Card
(8 MB)(installed in the
camera)
Setting your language, date, and time for your
camera
AC power cord
(shape varies by location)
Windows serial cable
battery charger
Macintosh serial cable
CD-ROM and/or floppy disks
(media type and quantity vary by location)
Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries (4)
Model EU-24
USB cable
camera case
AV cable
strap
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Back view
Camera Parts
After you unpack your PhotoPC 850Z, take a few
minutes to learn about its features as shown below.
viewfinder
diopter correcion
shooting light
sky light
backlight switch
Front view
dial switch lock
dial switch
display panel
hot shoe
(external flash attachment)
microphone
strap eyelet
status light
shutter button
built-in flash
zoom lever
speaker
+ button
strap eyelet
- button
timer light
AV connector
viewfinder
lens
ISO button
W.B. button
interface
connector
AC adapter
connector
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LCD monitor
Note:
In this user’s guide, the buttons are sometimes named after
the corresponding indications on the LCD monitor.
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memory card
cover
MENU button
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 liable for any
damages or lost information.
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Display panel
1
battery cover
sensitivity
(see page 2-17)
self timer
(see page 2-6)
image quality
(see page 2-7)
battery cover lock
tripod socket
white balance
(see page 2-10)
number of pictures
remaining
(see page 2-2)
or
*shutter speed
(see page 2-20)
low battery icon
(see page 1-8)
exposure
(see page 2-18)
or
*aperture
(see page 2-21)
Top view
zoom lever
see page 2-6
monochrome
(see page 2-33)
flash
(see page 2-9)
red-eye reduction
(see page 2-9)
* When shutter is pressed half-way and Program or Manual camera mode
is selected.
shutter button
Shooting and status lights
image quality button
(see page 2-7)
dial switch
flash button
(see page 2-9)
self timer button
(see page 2-6)
The camera has the shooting lights beside the
viewfinder and the status light beside the LCD
monitor. They turn on or blink in color to indicate the
shooting conditions and current status of the camera.
dial switch lock
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Shooting light
Using the Batteries
Color
Shooting status
Green (On)
Ready for shooting
Viewing photos
AC adapter connected
Green (Blinking)
Transferring photo images
Red (Blinking)
Memory card not installed
Full memory card
Low battery
Red (On)
Error. Contact your EPSON
dealer for service.
Your PhotoPC 850Z comes with four Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries (Model EU-24) and the Ni-MH
Battery Charger (Model EU-38). Though you can use
four AA (IEC LR6) alkaline batteries (not included),
the rechargeable batteries help you save time and
money you might otherwise spend buying
replacement alkaline batteries. Be sure to charge your
new rechargable batteries before installing them in the
camera.
Note:
Do not use manganese batteries (IEC R6).
Status light
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Color
Camera’s status
Green (On)
Ready for shooting
Locking focus
Green (Blinking)
Power on
Focusing
Charging flash
Getting Started
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 batteries regularly so that they continue to
charge well. Batteries which have not been used
for a long time will return to normal with regular
use.
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Discharge batteries completely before recharging
them. If your batteries are not completely drained
of power, you may not be able to recharge them
fully.
❏
Batteries charged in a hot environment wear out
more quickly.
❏
Do not leave batteries in the camera or charger for
a long time without use. See “Storing the
batteries” on page 1-9 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.
Charging the batteries
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Before charging your batteries, be sure to read the
safety instructions in “When using the charger and
batteries” on page 4.
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Warning:
❏ Do not charge batteries other than the Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries (Model EU-24).
❏
Do not mix different types of batteries; this can
cause fire or explosion.
❏
Always use batteries from the same package as a
set. Do not mix old and new batteries.
Follow these steps to charge your Ni-MH batteries.
1.
Install the batteries into the compartments,
positioning the + and - ends as shown.
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Install and charge four batteries at a time for
your camera.
The Ni-MH Battery Charger charges your Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries quickly to last longer in your
camera.
When you use alkaline batteries, see “Installing the
batteries” on page 1-6
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Connect the battery charger to the power cord as
shown below.
5.
After the light goes off, unplug the charger. To
avoid overcharging, do not leave the charger
plugged in for long periods of time after the light
goes off.
6.
After the batteries cool, remove them from the
charger.
charger light
3.
Plug the charger into an electrical outlet. The
charger light turns red indicating that the charger
is working.
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4.
Caution:
Be sure to insert all plugs and connectors firmly
and completely.
When the batteries are fully charged, the light
goes off. To charge your batteries again, unplug
the AC power cord, and then plug it in again.
Note:
Replace the batteries with new Ni-MH batteries in the
following cases: the charger light stays on for more than
240 minutes or the charger light flashes for more than
half an hour.
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7.
Warning:
Batteries are very hot (approximately 65°C)
during and just after charging. Wait one hour
for the batteries to cool before handling.
Before storing the charger, disconnect the AC
power cord and remove the batteries.
Installing the batteries
Before installing the batteries, be sure to read the
safety instructions in “When using the charger and
batteries” on page 4.
Make sure the camera is off, and follow these steps to
insert or replace the batteries.
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Turn the camera upside down with the lens facing
you. Hold the PUSH button down and slide the
battery cover as shown below.
3.
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Hold the battery cover down and slide it as shown
below.
PUSH button
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 automatically turns off. Remove and recharge
your batteries, and then install the batteries.
2.
Insert four batteries into the compartment,
positioning the + and - ends as shown below.
Then lower the battery cover.
Note:
While the flash is being charged when the battery level is
low, the LCD monitor is turned off. When the charge is
complete, it is turned on again.
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Replacing the batteries
Replace your PhotoPC 850Z batteries when the low
battery icon
appears on the camera’s display
panel. Be sure to replace the four batteries at the same
time. You can replace them with any of the following
batteries.
When you play back photos and audio recordings:
Delete
Select Image
Sound
When you make settings:
Quick Shot (only Normal Shot available)
Language selection icon
Memory SETUP
Single-use AA (IEC LR6) alkaline batteries
Rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries
Note:
❏ Battery life varies depending on the battery type and
the manufacturer.
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If you use rechargeable Ni-MH batteries in the
PhotoPC 850Z, replace them with four fully-charged
batteries. If you find that your batteries run out soon
after recharging them a number of times, make sure you
discharge them completely before recharging.
Handling the batteries
Keep the battery ends clean by wiping them with a dry
cloth.
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❏ Do not apply heat or force to batteries, and do
not disassemble, drop, short-circuit, or put
batteries into fire or water.
❏
Do not keep batteries loose in your pockets.
❏
The Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are available as an
option.
❏
Do not mix different types of batteries; this can
cause fire or explosion.
❏
When the low battery icon
appears, you cannot
use the following features. They are dimmed on the
LCD monitor.
❏
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 at a low
temperature in a dry location.
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Warning:
❏ Do not store batteries 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.
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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 to prevent combustion or
explosion when disposing.
❏
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 the Netherlands users:
Do not dispose of the batteries with ordinary refuse.
Instead, dispose of them as small chemical waste in
accordance with local laws, and the following Dutch
Government Gazette 45, KCA Marking:
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd.
Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet
weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.
For German users:
Do not dispose of batteries with ordinary refuse.
Instead, dispose of them in a recycle box in accordance
with local laws.
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Setting Up Your Camera
This section explains how to attach the 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 in “When using the strap” on page 4.
To attach the strap, pass the strap through the eyelet
on the side of the camera as shown below then pass it
through the clamp to fix it.
Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card
You need a CompactFlash Card (from now on —
‘memory card’) to take photos. It has been installed in
the camera at shipment. When you need to install it,
follow these steps.
1.
Make sure the camera’s dial switch is turned to
Off.
2.
Open the memory card cover. Insert the card all
the way into the memory card slot. Make sure the
front of the card and the front of the camera are
facing the same way.
memory card cover
back of the card
Attach the other end of the strap to the eyelet on the
other side of the camera in the same way.
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❏ Never remove the card while the camera is
on. Data in the card may be lost or damaged.
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4.
eject button
To remove the card, turn down and push the eject
button below the memory card slot. Remove the
card by hand.
Avoid using or storing the card in direct
sunlight, or in places that are extremely hot,
humid, or dusty.
Close the cover.
Setting the language
You must select the language for messages displayed
on the LCD monitor the first time you use the camera.
Depending on the country of purchase, you can
choose English, Japanese, French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish, or Chinese.
Follow these steps to set the language.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . A message
stating that you need to set the language appears
on the LCD monitor.
2.
Press the ISO, W.B., +, or, -, button to move the
cursor to the language you use.
3.
Press SET to save your selection.
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To change the language setting, see “Selecting the
signal system and language” on page 2-34.
2.
Press the + or - button to increase or decrease the
number until the month is correct.
Next set the date and time as described in the
following section.
3.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to move through each
item and make adjustments as described in the
previous step.
4.
When the date and time settings are correctly
adjusted, press SET to save your selection.
Setting the date and time
When you install the batteries for the first time, you
need to set the date (month, day, and year) and time
(hour and minutes). After you make these settings, the
camera automatically records the date and time of
each picture.
Follow these steps to set the clock on the LCD monitor.
Note:
If you connect the PhotoPC 850Z to your computer and
access EPSON Photo!3 when the camera's clock is not set,
the camera's date and time is set to that of the computer's
automatically. For instructions on connecting the camera
to the computer and accessing EPSON Photo!3, see the
EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
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Turn the camera’s dial switch to . A screen
appears with the setting for the month
highlighted in red.
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You are now ready to take pictures with your PhotoPC
850Z. Turn to Chapter 2, “Taking Pictures,” for simple,
step-by-step instructions.
After taking photos, you can transfer the images to
your computer in the following ways:
❏
Using your camera along with EPSON Photo!3
software. For software installation instructions,
see the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
❏
By inserting your card into your computer’s
memory card slot directly or with a PCMCIA
adapter. To use the memory card, see “Installing
a memory card into your computer” on page 6-2.
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Chapter 2
Taking Pictures
Using the PhotoPC 850Z to take pictures is similar to
using a traditional “point and shoot” camera. This
chapter explains how to take photos with the camera
and covers the following topics.
Picture-taking range
Checking the display panel
Making basic settings
Taking different kinds of pictures
2
Getting Ready
This section helps you prepare to take pictures with
your PhotoPC 850Z. It includes information on your
camera’s picture-taking range and explains how to
make image quality and flash control settings.
Note:
EPSON is not responsible for any images you may lose
while using our products and software. Make sure your
camera works normally before taking important pictures.
Using the advanced settings
Getting tips from the online Color Guide
Your camera’s picture-taking range
The camera should be at least 50 centimeters away
from the subject when composing a shot through the
viewfinder.
Close-up photos can be taken from as close as 20 to 50
centimeters to the subject using the macro feature. For
instructions on using this feature, see “Using the
macro setting to take close-ups” on page 2-14.
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The flash has the following effective range.
Wide:
80-370 centimeters
Tele:
80-260 centimeters
Macro:
20-50 centimeters
The range varies depending on the sensitivity setting.
See “Setting the flash” on page 2-9 for more details.
When you are taking pictures outdoors, make sure the
sun is behind you. In very bright light (for example, at
the beach or in snow), your pictures may come out too
light. You can adjust the exposure manually to make
your photos brighter or darker. For instructions, see
“Making advanced exposure adjustments” on page
2-19. You can also correct these problems with your
computer using image editing software.
Checking the display panel
The large number in the lower right
of the display panel shows the
remaining amount of pictures you
can take.
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This number is affected by the image quality setting.
When you adjust the image quality, the number of
remaining pictures changes accordingly.
When you take photos, you can see the number of
remaining photos you can take and the total number
of photos you can save in the memory card on the LCD
monitor. When you play back photos, the LCD
monitor displays the number of the photo you are
looking at and the total number of photos you have
taken.
Note:
If there are any audio recordings stored on your memory
card, the number on the display panel may be greater than
the actual number of remaining pictures.
When the memory card is full, the number on the
display panel reads 0, the shooting light on the back
of the camera blinks red, and you are unable to use the
shutter button. Before you can take any more pictures,
you need to erase some or all of the images in the
memory card. See “Erasing photos” on page 3-5 for
instructions. If you want to save your photos before
you erase them, transfer them to your computer with
EPSON Photo!3 or via the memory card.
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When using the quick shooting
feature, the number of photos taken
and temporarily saved in the
camera is displayed in brackets.
In the Program and Manual camera
modes, while holding the shutter
button down halfway, the
exposure value appears on the left
and the shutter speed appears on
the right.
Note:
When the shutter speed is set to the slowest four seconds, L
appears on the display panel.
When you turn the camera’s dial
switch to , SEt is displayed on the
display panel.
While making an audio
recording, rEc appears on the
display panel.
When taking photos with the time
lapse feature, Int appears on the
display panel.
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Using the dial switch
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dial switch lock
You can turn the camera on by turning its dial switch
to one of six different positions. This section gives an
overview of when to use each dial position.
Note:
To turn the dial switch when the camera is off, you must
hold in the dial switch lock.
Dial positions for taking pictures
When you want to take pictures, turn the dial switch
to one of the orange icons on the top of the dial.
For taking multiple exposures. See “Taking
Multiple Exposures” on page 2-23 for details.
For taking photos with the LCD monitor. See
“Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor” on
page 2-11 for details.
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For taking pictures with the viewfinder. See
“Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder” on page
2-5 for details.
Other dial positions
To perform other camera operations, turn the dial
switch to any of the bottom icons.
For playing back and managing photos. See
Chapter 3, “Viewing and Managing Your
Photos,” for details.
For using Direct Print, Print Mark, EPSON
Photo!3, and other software. See Chapter 4,
“Using Direct Print to Print Photos,” Chapter 5,
“Using Print Mark to Print Photos,”and the
EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide for details.
For viewing information and setting up the
camera. See “Making Additional Settings” on
page 2-27 for details.
Making basic settings
The three small buttons on top of the camera allow you
to make a few basic settings easily. You can make these
settings when the camera’s dial switch is set to one of
the orange icons.
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Changes the image quality setting. See
“Adjusting the image quality” on page 2-7 for
details.
Changes the flash setting. See “Setting the flash”
on page 2-9 for details.
Turns the self timer on and off. See “Using the
self timer” on page 2-6 for details.
Note:
Using EPSON Photo!3, you can also take photos and make
basic settings from a computer to which the PhotoPC 850Z
is properly connected. See the EPSON Photo!3 User’s
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Using the viewfinder instead of
the LCD monitor when taking
pictures saves battery power
and helps you hold the camera
steady when pressing the
shutter button.
Follow the steps below.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . Then wait
until the shooting light beside the viewfinder
turns green.
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.
status light
shutter button
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❏ Hold the camera firmly with both hands and keep
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Make sure you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, strap, clothing, or other objects.
❏
The frame in the viewfinder indicates the area
captured when taking pictures at close range.
3.
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the
auto focus. The shooting light beside the
viewfinder stops blinking after the lens locks in
focus. If you wish, you can now move your subject
off-center without altering the focus.
4.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down
to take the photo.
diopter
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Hold the camera still until the shooting light
beside the viewfinder and the status light above
the LCD monitor come back on, or until the
camera beeps. Then release the shutter button.
Using the optical zoom feature
Turn the zoom lever at the shutter button. You can use
the optical zoom feature at any time.
You can take another photo when the shooting
light next to the viewfinder stops blinking in
green.
zoom out (wide)
After you take a picture, the status light blinks in
green. This indicates that the image is 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.
zoom in (tele)
Using the self timer
Turning on the self timer creates a 10-second
delay between the time you press the shutter
button and the moment the actual image is
captured, allowing you to take pictures of yourself.
The timer icon appears on the display panel when you
turn on the timer. Follow the steps below.
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1.
Secure the camera on a flat surface or a tripod.
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . Then wait
until the shooting and status lights turn green.
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3.
Press the
timer button on the top of the camera.
The timer icon appears on the display panel.
4.
Press the shutter button. 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.
To take another picture using the self timer, you
need to 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 also use the self timer with the continuous
shooting feature. The camera takes up to ten pictures
in sequence, ten seconds after you press the shutter
button. To turn continuous shooting on, see “Using
the continuous shooting feature” on page 2-23.
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Making Settings in the Viewfinder Dial
Position
You can use camera buttons to make a variety of
settings when taking pictures with the viewfinder.
This section explains how to make these settings.
Adjusting the image quality
The PhotoPC 850Z has four image quality settings.
Press the image quality button
on the camera to
cycle from one setting to another. You can see the
currently selected image quality setting on the display
panel or LCD monitor. You can always switch freely
between these settings and mix pictures of varying
quality in the camera. The memory card’s image
capacity will vary accordingly.
Fine (default setting)
Super fine
HyPict
Standard
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Standard
Images are captured at 640 × 480 pixels.
The camera holds approximately 120
pictures without audio recordings in
attached 8 MB Compact Flash memory
card and the images are less detailed.
Note:
❏ After you take a picture using the HyPict setting, the
camera takes approximately 10 seconds to process an
image to the memory card.
❏
HyPict is not available when using the continuous
shooting features.
Fine
Images are captured in color at 1600 ×
1200 pixels. These pictures have
moderate detail and approximately 24
pictures can be stored in the included 8
MB CompactFlash Card.
❏
When using the HyPict image quality setting, you
cannot use the quick shooting feature or make audio
recordings.
❏
The Standard image quality setting is not available
when taking panoramas and monochrome pictures.
❏
When the camera is turned off, the image quality
setting does not change.
❏
The number of pictures you can take varies depending
on the complexity of the photo you take and the amount
of audio recording files saved in the memory card.
Super fine
Images are captured in color at 1600 ×
1200 pixels. These pictures have great
detail and approximately 12 pictures can
be stored in the included 8 MB
CompactFlash Card.
HyPict
Images are captured in color at 1984 ×
1488 pixels. These pictures have the
greatest detail and approximately ten
pictures can be stored in the included 8
MB CompactFlash Card.
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Setting the flash
The flash has the following effective range.
Wide:
80-370 centimeters
Tele:
80-260 centimeters
Macro:
20-50 centimeters
The range varies depending on the sensitivity setting
(see page A-2 for details).
Turn on the camera and press the flash button on
the camera to cycle through the flash settings. The
settings appear on the display panel as shown below.
Automatic (default setting)
Red-eye reduction
Forced flash
Flash off
Slow synchro
(Program and Manual modes only)
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Automatic
The flash fires automatically whenever more
lighting is needed.
Red-eye reduction
The flash flickers briefly before firing to
reduce red eye in flash photos of people. As
with the Automatic setting, the flash fires
automatically whenever it’s needed for
adeguate lighting.
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.
Flash off
The flash is disabled even when adequate
lighting is not available. Use this setting for
special effects or when flash is prohibited.
Slow synchro
The camera’s shutter speed slows to enhance
the clarity of background details in the shot
with object when taking pictures at dawn or
twilight, or in places with an illuminated
background.
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Note:
❏ After turning on the camera and taking a flash photo,
the flash icon blinks and the shooting light beside the
viewfinder blinks green until the flash is fully
recharged.
❏
When you use the external flash, the internal flash is
disabled and the button does not work.
❏
Slow synchro is only available in the Program or
Manual camera modes. To change the camera mode, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 2-28.
❏
You can select the leading or trailing slow synchro. To
select the slow synchro, see “Selecting slow synchro
timing” on page 2-32.
❏
When using the quick shooting function, slow synchro
is disabled.
Adjusting the sensitivity setting
When taking pictures with the viewfinder, you can
use the camera’s ISO button to change the sensitivity
setting. The arrow icons in the display panel next to
the ISO mark change accordingly.
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Note:
You cannot change settings as described above when in the
Full Auto camera mode. To change the camera mode, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 2-28.
For details on making sensitivity adjustments, see
“Adjusting the sensitivity setting” on page 2-17.
Adjusting the white balance setting
When taking pictures with the viewfinder, you can
use the camera’s W.B. button to change the white
balance setting. The setting appears in the display
panel next to the W.B. mark.
Note:
You cannot change settings as described above when in the
Full Auto camera mode. To change the camera mode, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 2-28.
For details on making white balance adjustments, see
“Adjusting the white balance setting” on page 2-16.
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When taking pictures with the viewfinder, you can
use the camera’s + or - button to change the exposure
setting. The setting appears in the display panel next
to the +/- mark.
Using the LCD monitor allows
you to verify the whole image
before shooting and confirm
the image right after shooting.
When you want to take
pictures using the panorama or
digital zoom features, or when
taking close-ups, use the LCD
monitor.
Note:
You cannot change the settings described above when in the
Full Auto camera mode. To change the camera mode, see
“Making camera mode settings” on page 2-28.
For details on making exposure adjustments, see
“Making basic exposure adjustments” on page 2-18,
and “Making advanced exposure adjustments” on
page 2-19.
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❏ You can turn on and off the indication from the LCD
monitor by pressing the MENU button.
❏
You can also make audio recordings when taking
pictures with the LCD monitor. See “Making Audio
Recordings for Photos” on page 2-25.
❏
You can use basic playback function in the
dial
position. See “Using the basic playback feature” on
page 2-13.
Follow these steps to take pictures using the LCD
monitor.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . You will see
a live preview on the LCD monitor. Center your
subject on the screen.
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❏ Hold the camera firmly with both hands and keep
the posture for a while when you press the shutter
button.
❏
2.
Make sure you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, strap, clothing, or other object.
If you are using the camera in bright sunlight, you
can improve the clarity of your LCD monitor and
save battery power by using your camera’s
skylight. Slide the backlight switch to the
position. The backlight of the LCD monitor turns
off and the skylight cover opens to let sunlight
into the camera.
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Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the
auto focus. A small green circle appears on the
upper right corner of the monitor. If you wish, you
can now move your subject off-center without
altering the focus.
When you are in the Program and Manual camera
modes, the shutter speed and aperture appear at
the top of the LCD monitor.
4.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down
to take the photo.
5.
Hold the camera still until the status light above
the LCD monitor comes back on or until the
camera beeps. Then release the shutter button.
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When you press the shutter button, the monitor
freezes and displays the picture until the camera
finishes processing it. You can delete the image
while it is being displayed on the monitor by
pressing Delete. After the status and shooting
lights turn green, you can take another photo and
display or manage your photos. See Chapter 3,
“Viewing and Managing Your Photos,”on page
3-1.
Using the basic playback feature
When you are taking photos with the LCD monitor,
you can easily use the basic playback feature to play
back photos you have already taken. In the Full Auto
or Program camera mode, press
on the LCD
monitor. In the Manual camera mode, press Menu
Change and then
on the LCD monitor.
When you play back photos, you can enlarge, erase,
view multiple photos, and play back audio recordings.
See the following sections:
To enlarge photos, see “Magnifying photos” on page
3-2.
To erase photos, see “Erasing photos” on page 3-5.
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To view either four or nine photos at a time, see
“Displaying multiple photos” on page 3-1.
To play back audio recordings, see “Playback with the
built-in speaker” on page 2-27.
Using the digital zoom feature
There are two ways to enlarge images, using the
optical (×3) and digital (×2) zoom features. When you
use both at the same time, you can enlarge images as
much as six times.
Your PhotoPC 850Z’s digital zoom feature allows you
to double the size of your images. Follow the steps
below.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press the button at the bottom left of the LCD
monitor until a yellow frame appears around the
previewed image and DIGITAL ZOOM appears
briefly in the center of the monitor.
If you want to use the digital zoom feature and
continuous shooting features together, turn the
dial switch to .
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Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and press
the shutter button.
Taking panoramas
You can take panoramas using the LCD
monitor. Follow the steps below.
Using the macro setting to take close-ups
For best results when taking pictures of
objects 20 to 50 centimeters away from the
camera, use the macro feature. Follow the
steps below.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press the button at the bottom left of the LCD
monitor until a green frame appears around the
previewed image and MACRO appears briefly in
the center of the monitor.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press the button at the bottom left of the LCD
monitor until a black frame appears above and
below the previewed image, and PANORAMA
appears briefly in the center of the monitor.
.
If you want to use the continuous shooting and
macro features together, turn the dial switch
to .
3.
1.
Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and press
the shutter button.
If you want to use the continuous shooting
feature while taking panoramas, turn the dial
switch to .
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Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and press
the shutter button.
Note:
❏ You cannot select Standard image quality when taking
panoramas. For an explanation of image quality
settings, see “Adjusting the image quality” on page
2-7.
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With the PhotoPC 850Z, the file size of a panorama
photo is half the file size of any other photo of the same
image quality.
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Making Settings in the LCD Monitor Dial
Position
This section covers the various settings you can make
when using your camera in the LCD monitor dial
position. The settings range from basic to advanced,
and the availability of these settings change according
to the current camera mode setting. To change the
camera mode setting, see “Making camera mode
settings” on page 2-28.
Making predefined exposure settings
The PhotoPC 850Z has four predefined exposure
settings that are accessible when in the Program
camera mode.
When to use a predefined exposure setting
Normal
For taking basic photographs. Uses the following
settings:
❏
Auto exposure
❏
Divided brightness metering system
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Sports
For photographing quickly moving subjects. Uses the
following settings:
❏
High shutter speed
❏
Automatic sensitivity
❏
Divided brightness metering system
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Portrait
For photographing portraits. Uses the following
settings:
❏
Aperture fixed at f2.0 (WIDE) or f2.8 (TELE)
❏
Spot metering system
Landscape
For photographing landscapes or scenery. Uses the
following settings:
❏
Aperture priority
❏
Divided brightness metering system
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How to change the predefined exposure setting
1.
Make sure Program camera mode is selected. (See
“Making camera mode settings” on page 2-28.)
2.
Then turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
3.
Press Program to select Normal, Sports, Portrait,
or Landscape.
When taking pictures at dusk, for example, set white
balance to FIX to increase reddish color tones in your
images. When taking pictures under white light,
however, keep white balance set to AUTO to avoid a
green tone in your images. Use CUSTOM to make user
settings. See “Making user settings for white balance”
on page 2-33.
How to adjust the white balance
Adjusting the white balance setting
The PhotoPC 850Z has three white balance settings
that are accessible when in the Program or Manual
camera mode.
When to adjust the white balance
Your camera’s white balance default setting is AUTO,
which means white balance is adjusted for your
photos automatically. At certain times you may want
to adjust the white balance setting so that the colors in
your images appear more like those seen by the eye.
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Follow the steps to adjust the white balance.
1.
Make sure you are using the Program or Manual
camera mode. (See “Making camera mode
settings” on page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
3.
In the Program camera mode, press the W.B.
button to select AUTO, FIX or CUSTOM.
In the Manual camera mode, press Menu
Change. Press the W.B. button to select AUTO,
FIX or CUSTOM, and then press BACK to save
your setting.
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❏ You can see the value for the white balance setting
on the display panel.
❏
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When to adjust the sensitivity
Set the sensitivity to high or super high when taking
photos:
You can also make white balance settings when
taking pictures with the viewfinder by pressing
the W.B. button.
❏
Of fast moving subjects (useful for in-door sports)
❏
Of distance subjects with a flash
You can make a custom white balance setting. See
“Making user settings for white balance” on page
2-33.
❏
In the dark without a flash (useful when flash
photography is prohibited)
Adjusting the sensitivity setting
Your PhotoPC 850Z has the following sensitivity
settings:
Standard sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 100
EPSON recommends setting sensitivity to standard
at all other times, as image quality is lower when
you use higher sensitivity settings.
How to adjust the sensitivity
Follow the steps below to change the sensitivity.
1.
High sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 200
Make sure you are using the Program or Manual
camera mode. (See “Making camera mode
settings” on page 2-28.)
Super high sensitivity, equivalent to ISO 400
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
3.
In the Program camera mode, press the ISO
button to select standard, high, or super high
sensitivity.
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In the Manual camera mode, press Menu
Change. Press the ISO button to select standard,
high, or super high sensitivity, and then press
BACK to save your setting.
Note:
❏ You can see the value for the sensitivity setting on
the display panel.
❏
You can also make the sensitivity setting when
taking pictures with viewfinder by pressing the
ISO button.
Making basic exposure adjustments
Exposure refers to the amount of light the
camera captures when a photo is taken.
The camera’s default exposure setting is AUTO,
meaning the exposure is adjusted automatically.
However, you can manually adjust the exposure to
change the darkness or brightness of your photos for
certain conditions.
When to adjust the exposure
Increase the exposure setting when:
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The photo you have taken is too dark, and you
want to increase the brightness.
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You are taking pictures of a white object which
may tend to look grayish in the photos.
❏
You are taking pictures of an object with a bright
background, such as a chair in front of a sunlit
window.
❏
You are taking photos at the beach or in the snow
on sunny days, or taking photos of an object with
a white background.
Reduce the exposure setting when:
❏
You want to make your photos darker.
❏
The photo you have taken is too bright, and you
want to increase the darkness.
❏
You are taking pictures of a black object which
may tend to look grayish in the photos.
❏
You are taking pictures of an object with a black
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How to adjust the exposure
Make sure you are using the Program or Manual
camera mode. (See “Making camera mode
settings” on page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
3.
In the Program camera mode, press the + button
to raise the exposure value or the - button to lower
the exposure value. You can make nine different
settings in increments of 0.5 from -2.0 to 2.0 EV.
When you select Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority,
or Aperture Priority in the Manual camera mode,
you can adjust the exposure. Press the + button to
raise the exposure value or the - button to lower
it. You can make 21 different settings in
increments of 0.2 from -2.0 to 2.0 EV.
Note:
❏ You can see the value for the exposure setting on
the display panel.
❏
You can set the exposure settings when taking
pictures with the viewfinder and you set Program
or Manual camera mode in Setup position. Use
the + button to go up the value or - button to go
down the value of the exposure.
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Photographic experience and knowledge is
necessary to correctly adjust exposure. Be sure to
make proper exposure settings when taking
important photos.
❏
When shooting under poor photographic
conditions, EPSON recommends taking several
photos of the same object using different
exposures.
Follow the steps below to change the exposure setting.
1.
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Making advanced exposure adjustments
When you use the Manual camera mode, you can set
the correct exposure manually by changing the shutter
speed and the aperture. Select any exposure mode
among Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture
Priority, and Manual Exposure. Although these
exposure modes are similar to the predefined
program modes available in the Program camera
mode, you can make advanced exposure adjustment
manually.
Note:
Photographic experience and knowledge is necessary to
adjust the shutter speed and the aperture correctly. Be sure
to make appropriate settings when taking important photos.
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You can set shutter speeds from 4 to 1/800 seconds.
You can set an aperture to f2 (not available for Tele),
f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, or f11.
Auto Exposure
Auto Exposure is an easy-to-use feature to adjust the
shutter speed and the aperture automatically for the
correct exposure. Select the auto exposure as follows.
1.
Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
3.
Press the button at the top left of the LCD monitor
to select Auto Exposure.
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Shutter priority allows you to select the shutter speed
first, so that the camera automatically adjusts the
aperture for the correct exposure. Select the shutter
priority as follows.
1.
Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
3.
Press the button at the top left of the LCD monitor
to select Shutter Priority.
4.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to select the shutter
speed.
.
Note:
You can adjust the exposure finely with the + or button.
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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 as follows.
1.
Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
3.
Press the button at the top left of the LCD monitor
to select Aperture Priority.
4.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to select the aperture.
.
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You can adjust the exposure finely with the + or button.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
3.
Press the button at the top left of the LCD monitor
to select Manual Exposure.
4.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to select the aperture
and press the + or - button to select the shutter
speed.
.
Making manual focus settings
When in the Manual camera mode, you can make
focus settings manually. Follow these steps.
1.
Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
If you want to make focus settings manually when
using the macro feature or taking panoramas,
press the button at the bottom left of the LCD
monitor until MACRO or PANORAMA appears
in the center of the screen.
Manual Exposure allows you to adjust the shutter
speed and the aperture manually to set your desired
exposure. Select the manual exposure as follows.
Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
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Press Menu Change.
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Press the + or - button to select a manual focus
setting.
When using the normal or panorama frame or
digital zoom feature, you can select AF for auto
focus,
(when the subject is about 0.8 meters
away),
(when the subject is about 2.5 meters
away), or
(when the subject is more than three
meters away).
When using the macro feature, you can make
settings from MACRO1 (when the subject is
about 0.2 meters away), MACRO2 (when the
subject is about 0.5 meters away), or AF for auto
focus. The smaller the value, the closer the focus
becomes.
When to change the metering system
Use the spot metering system for most photographic
situations.
Use the divided brightness metering system when:
❏
Taking pictures of objects that have a bright
background, such as a chair in front of a sun-lit
window
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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.
1.
Changing the metering system
Your camera is set to the divided brightness metering
system by default. When in the Manual camera mode,
you can change freely between the divided brightness
and spot metering systems.
Note:
When taking photos with the Portrait exposure setting, the
camera automatically uses the spot metering system. To
select the Portrait exposure setting, see “Making predefined
exposure settings” on page 2-15.
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Make sure you are using the Manual camera
mode. (See “Making camera mode settings” on
page 2-28.)
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
3.
Press Menu Change. To change the metering
system, press Metering.
When the divided brightness metering
system is selected, a square icon with nine
squares appears in the lower right corner of
the screen.
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When the spot metering system is selected,
a square icon with a small circle appears in
the lower right corner of the screen.
Taking Multiple Exposures
To use the continuous shooting or time lapse shooting
feature, turn the camera’s dial switch to .
❏
You cannot make an audio recording when using the
continuous shooting feature.
❏
The settings you make in the
dial position remain
when you use the continuous shooting feature. Turn
the dial switch to and make the appropriate settings.
Follow these steps to take pictures using the
continuous shooting feature.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . A red frame
appears around the previewed image, and
CONTINUOUS appears on the LCD monitor.
2.
You can adjust the image quality and use the self
timer with 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.
Using the continuous shooting feature
This shooting feature is useful when you want to break
down a complex motion into a series of easy-to-see
steps. It is also useful to take several pictures, then
choose from those the ones you like best. When the
image quality is set to Standard, you can take close to
two photos per second, up to ten photos. When the
image quality is set to Fine, you can take close to one
photo per second, up to 10 photos. When you select
Super Fine, you can take one photo per second, up to
five or six photos.
Note:
❏ When using continuous shooting, you cannot use the
flash or select the HyPict image quality setting.
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Note:
❏ When using continuous shooting, you cannot use
the flash or select the HyPict image quality
setting.
❏
If you need to make more settings, turn the
camera’s dial switch to . After you finish
making settings, turn the dial switch back to
and go to the next step.
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Press the shutter button and hold it down to begin
taking a series of photos.
4.
Release the button to stop taking pictures.
3.
Using the time lapse feature
This feature allows your camera to automatically take
pictures 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. You
can set the time interval from ten seconds to 24 hours.
You can choose an interval of 24 hours by pressing
Max Interval at the top left of the LCD monitor.
You can choose the shortest available interval, ten
or 20 seconds, by pressing Min Interval.
4.
Note:
❏ When using the audio recording or the HyPict image
quality, the shortest time interval available is 20
seconds instead of ten.
❏
1.
2.
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the LCD monitor.
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Once you have set the desired time, begin taking
photos by pressing the shutter button.
Note:
❏ The camera may automatically turn off after you
take the first picture; it automatically turns back
on to take pictures at the set time.
The settings you make in the
dial position remain
when you use the continuous shooting feature. Turn
the dial switch to and make the appropriate settings.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . A red frame
appears around the previewed image and
CONTINUOUS appears at the top of the LCD
monitor.
The hours, minutes, and seconds appear in the
center of the screen with seconds highlighted.
Press the + and - buttons to change the value of
the highlighted time unit. To highlight a different
time unit, press the ISO and W.B. buttons.
❏
5.
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 set time lapse interval.
To stop taking photos, turn the camera’s dial
switch to Off.
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Making Audio Recordings for Photos
Your PhotoPC 850Z has a built-in microphone for
recording messages to attach to your photos. You can
make three, five or ten second audio recordings just
after shooting photos with the LCD monitor. You can
also make recordings for previously taken photos.
Note:
❏ To play back audio recordings with your camera, see
“Playback with the built-in speaker” on page 2-27
❏
You can also play back audio recordings with the
EPSON Photo!3 software. See the EPSON Photo!3
User’s Guide for instructions.
❏
To erase audio recordings, see “Erasing audio
recordings” on page 3-8.
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Right after taking photos
To make audio recordings just after taking
photographs, you need to first make a few settings.
Follow these steps.
Note:
❏ You cannot make audio recordings when taking photos
with the viewfinder.
❏
When using the quick or continuous shooting feature
or when the HyPict image quality setting is selected,
you cannot make audio recordings right after taking
photos. You can make audio recordings after taking
photos. See “For existing photos” on page 2-26.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press the ISO button. Rec appears on the bottom
of the LCD monitor, and the current audio
recording setting appears below Rec.
3.
Press the W.B. button to choose a different audio
recording setting. You can choose between three,
five or ten second recordings.
.
Note:
If you do not want to make audio recordings after
taking pictures, choose OFF.
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To make recordings when taking pictures with
the LCD monitor, turn the dial switch to .
2.
Display the photo for which you want to make an
audio recording.
Note:
❏ To make recordings when using the continuous
shooting or time lapse feature, turn the dial switch
to . See “Using the continuous shooting
feature” on page 2-23, or “Using the time lapse
feature” on page 2-24.
3.
Press Menu Change. Then press Sound.
4.
You can make three, five, or ten second
recordings. Press the button next to the desired
time.
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Frame your subject in the LCD monitor and press
the shutter button.
The captured image appears on the screen
momentarily, then the camera begins the audio
recording. A countdown of the recording time
appears on the screen. You can record a message
until the time runs out by speaking into the builtin microphone on the back of the camera.
For existing photos
To make recordings for previously taken photos,
follow these steps.
1.
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If there is already a message for the current photo,
a confirmation message appears. To erase the old
recording and make a new one, press Yes. Press
No to cancel recording.
You cannot make recordings when taking pictures
using the viewfinder.
Turn the dial switch to
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When the image is locked, the message appears.
Press Release to unlock the image before
recording. Press BACK to cancel the operation.
After you unlock the image, press Yes to start
recording or No to cancel recording.
5.
A countdown of the recording time appears on
the screen. You can record a message until the
time runs out by speaking into the built-in
microphone on the back of the camera.
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Playback with the built-in speaker
You can play back the messages recorded for photos
with the built-in speaker. Follow these steps.
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Making Additional Settings
When the camera’s dial is in the
position, you can
change certain camera settings, including the internal
clock, the camera mode, the beep, the LCD monitor’s
brightness level, speaker volume, and the automatic
shut-off time. You can also set the display language.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
2.
Press the + or - button to select any photo to play
back the recorded message.
3.
Press Menu Change.
4.
Press Sound.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
5.
Press the W.B. button. The camera plays back the
sound.
2.
The date (month, day, and year) and the time
(hour and minute) appear on the upper left of the
LCD monitor. Press the button next to the date
and time.
3.
To adjust the value of the highlighted item, use
the + and - buttons. To change which item is
highlighted, use ISO and W.B. buttons.
4.
After setting the correct time and date, save the
settings by pressing SET.
Setting the time and date
Note:
❏ To stop during playback, press the W.B. button again.
❏
You can adjust the speaker volume. See “Adjusting the
speaker volume” on page 2-31.
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Note:
❏ You will have to reset the time if the camera is
unplugged and the batteries are removed for more than
30 minutes.
❏
Optional zoom
❏
Digital zoom
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
❏
Macro, Panorama or Normal frame
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Quick playpack of photos and messages
(when using the LCD monitor)
You can also set the time and date with your computer.
See the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide for details.
Making camera mode settings
The PhotoPC 850Z has three camera modes to fit your
photographic needs. Each mode gives you a different
amount of control over the camera settings, whether
taking photos with the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
Read this section to choose the appropriate mode, and
to change the mode if necessary.
Choosing a camera mode
Full Auto camera mode
Allows you to take basic photos without having to
make complex settings. Available settings include:
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Flash, including auto, forced, red-eye reduction,
and off
❏
Self timer
❏
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Program camera mode
For users who want a moderate amount of control
over the camera’s functions. Available settings
include:
❏
All settings available in Full Auto camera mode
❏
Slow sync flash
❏
Sensitivity
❏
Predefined exposure
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Fine exposure adjustment (0.5 EV increments)
❏
Basic or custom white balance
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Manual camera mode
For experienced users who want complete control
over the camera’s wide array of settings and features.
Available settings include:
❏
All settings available in Full Auto camera mode
❏
Slow sync flash
❏
Sensitivity
❏
Fine exposure adjustment (0.2 EV increments)
❏
Manual exposure adjustment using the auto
exposure, shutter priority, aperture priority, or
manual exposure feature
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Manual focus features
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Spot and divided brightness metering systems
(when using the LCD monitor)
❏
Basic or custom white balance
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Changing the camera mode
To change the camera mode setting, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . The current
camera mode setting appears on the LCD monitor
next to the + button.
2.
Press the + button to select the camera mode.
Quick shooting feature
After taking a picture, the PhotoPC 850Z takes a few
seconds to process and save the image in the installed
memory card. During this time you cannot take a
photo, which means that you need to wait a few
seconds before taking a second photo. The quick
shooting feature allows you to take up to ten pictures
without a delay by temporarily saving all the images
in the camera, and then later saving them to the
memory card.
Note:
When using the Super Fine image setting, you can only take
up to five or six photos without a delay.
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To turn on the quick shooting feature, follow these
steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to . Normal Shot
appears next to the - button on the LCD monitor.
2.
Press the - button to turn on the quick shooting
function: Normal Shot changes to Quick Shot.
When you take pictures, the image quality mark
on the display panel flashes, indicating that the
quick shooting function is on.
Note:
❏ When the image quality is set to HyPict, the quick
shooting function is disabled.
❏
The flash does not work when using the quick shooting
feature.
❏
You cannot make audio recordings when using the
quick shooting feature.
❏
When battery power is low or CompactFlash Card
memory does not have enough free space, you cannot
use the quick shooting feature.
When using the quick shooting feature, bracketed
numbers on the display panel indicate the number of
the pictures saved temporarily in the camera.
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Setting the automatic shut-off feature
When using this feature, your camera saves battery
power by automatically turning off when idle for a
designated period of time. You can have the camera
turn off after ten seconds, 30 seconds, one minute,
three minutes, or five minutes. This feature is only
effective when using batteries to power the camera.
Note:
When 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
To change this feature’s setting, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press the ISO button. The current setting appears
on the top left of the LCD monitor.
3.
To change the Power Save setting, press Power
Save next to the current setting. You can select
10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 3 min, or 5 min.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Adjusting the speaker volume
Turning the camera back on
When the dial switch in set to an orange icon, you can
turn the camera back on by pressing the shutter
button, or turning the dial switch off, then on again.
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 by turning the dial switch off, then
on again.
Setting the LCD monitor’s brightness
Follow the steps below to change the LCD monitor’s
brightness level.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Press the ISO button.
3.
Press the + or - button to increase or decrease the
brightness level.
You can adjust the volume of the built-in speaker.
Follow these steps.
2
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Press the ISO button.
3.
Press Volume to adjust the speaker volume:
Volume Hi or Low appears on the monitor.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Setting the beep
You can have the camera beep whenever you press
any of its buttons, only when you use the shutter
button, or never. Follow these steps to change the beep
setting.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Press the ISO button. Then press the ISO button to
select Always, Shutter, or Never.
3.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Selecting slow synchro timing
You can select flash timing for slow synchro. The
leading synchro is a normal setting that is suitable for
most cases. The trailing synchro is a special setting that
is effective in expressing motion. Follow the steps
below to select the slow synchro timing.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press Shot SETUP.
3.
Press Synchro Flash to select Leading or Trailing.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Slide the mounting foot of the flash into the hot-shoe
attachment on the top of the PhotoPC 850Z and secure
the lock mechanism. For details about the flash, see its
user’s guide.
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.
Warning:
Be sure to turn off the camera and flash before
connecting them.
Note:
❏ You cannot select the slow synchro timing when the
Full Auto camera mode is selected.
❏
To use the selected timing, select slow synchro for the
flash. See “Setting the flash” on page 2-9.
Selecting the internal or external flash
The PhotoPC 850Z has a convenient built-in flash. It
satisfies ordinary flash needs. If you need more light,
you can attach an external flash, which is available as
a camera accessory sold separately, to the PhotoPC
850Z.
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Slide in and secure connection.
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Follow the steps below to select the internal or external
flash.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press Shot SETUP.
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Press the + button to the select INT for the built-in
flash or EXT for the external flash.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Note:
❏ The external flash can work in all camera modes.
EPSON recommends you use the Manual camera
mode to use the external flash.
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When you use the external flash, the internal flash
setting is disabled and the button does not work.
Changing the color/monochrome setting
You can take both color and monochrome photos with
the PhotoPC 850Z. To select color or monochrome,
follow these steps.
Note:
The file size of photos is the same for color and monochrome.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Press Shot SETUP to change the setting screen.
3.
Press the button at the bottom left to select Color
or B/W on the monitor.
4.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Making user settings for white balance
Following the steps below to create your own white
balance setting.
Note:
The custom white balance setting does not change when the
camera is turned off.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Shot SETUP.
3.
Press the W.B. button. A message appears asking
you if you want to save the new settings. Press Yes
to continue making settings.
4.
Place a white sheet in front of the camera lens so
that it is previewed on the whole LCD monitor.
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.
Note:
To cancel the white balance setting, press BACK.
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Press the shutter button to make the new setting.
To use your custom white balance setting, see
“Adjusting the white balance setting” on page
2-16.
Selecting the signal system and language
Depending on the country of purchase, you
need to choose the NTSC or PAL signal
system to meet your local television
broadcasting standards. You can also choose English,
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish or Chinese as the language used to display
camera information on the LCD monitor. To select the
signal system and language, follow the steps below.
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If there is more than one folder in your CompactFlash
Card, you can use your camera to change the folder
your camera accesses. To change the folder, follow
these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Memory SETUP. The name of the folder
being currently accessed appears on the left side
of the LCD monitor, in the middle.
3.
Press the + or - button to change the folder.
Viewing the Color Guide
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press the W.B. button.
3.
Press the ISO, W.B., +, and - buttons to highlight
your language.
4.
Press Signal system to select NTSC or PAL .
You need one of the following browsers, or an
equivalent, to view the Color Guide.
5.
Press SET to save your settings.
❏
Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later
❏
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
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Selecting a folder in the CompactFlash Card
The Color Guide, included in your Color Guide CDROM, contains ideas for taking pictures with your
digital camera and working with your digital images,
and provides useful information on color imaging.
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If a browser is not installed in your computer, you
need to obtain one and install it, or you can install the
browser that comes with your Color Guide CD-ROM.
For further details, double-click the Readme.txt (for
Windows) or Read Me First icon (for Macintosh), and
follow the instructions.
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To view the Color Guide, insert the Color Guide CDROM and double-click your computer’s CD-ROM
drive icon, then double-click color.htm (for
Windows) or Color Guide (for Macintosh).
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Chapter 3
Viewing and Managing Your Photos
This chapter explains how to view photos on your
camera’s LCD monitor, your computer monitor, or a
television set. It also includes explanations on how to
lock and erase photos, and how to turn the photo
information display on or off with the controls on your
camera.
This chapter covers the following topics.
Displaying photos on your camera
Erasing photos
Viewing Photos with 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 in a variety of ways. You can also view detailed
information about each photo.
Note:
Only EPSON Photo File Format images can be enlarged,
have audio recordings attached, or display photo
information.
Preventing photos from being erased
Displaying multiple photos
Viewing photo information
Viewing photos on your computer, television, or
projector
The PhotoPC 850Z’s monitor can display one, four or
nine photos at a time. To change the number of photos
displayed, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
appears on the LCD monitor.
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Note:
The message No Images appears when there are no
photos saved in the camera’s memory card.
2.
To display four images at a time, press the ISO
button once. Small “thumbnail” images of the last
four photos you took appear on the screen, with
the currently selected image framed in white.
Press the ISO button again to change the screen.
Small “thumbnail” images of the last nine photos
you took appear, with the currently selected
image framed in white.
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Magnifying photos
You can view a magnified version of any image saved
in your camera with the camera’s LCD monitor. The
image is magnified by four and is divided into nine
parts.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
To magnify the currently displayed photo, press
enlargement.
3.
A magnified view of the photo appears, and an
icon in the top right corner of the screen indicates
the portion of the image currently being
displayed. Scroll the screen up and down with the
+ and - buttons, or right and left with the W.B. and
ISO buttons.
Press the + or - button to move the white frame
forward or back through the images. Hold the
button down to move through the images quickly.
When the frame reaches the first or last photo of
the current group, the previous or next group of
images is displayed.
4.
Note:
When magnifying a panorama picture, the image is
divided into three parts, and you can only scroll left
and right.
To display one photo, press the ISO button.
4.
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To exit the magnification screen, press BACK.
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Viewing a slide show of your photos
Note:
To adjust the monitor brightness, see “Setting the LCD
monitor’s brightness” on page 2-31.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Menu Change, and then press SLIDE
SHOW .
3.
Press Sound Play to turn on or off playpack of the
recorded messages.
4.
Press the + button to select the slide show speed.
You can have the photos change automatically
every three, five, or ten seconds, or you can choose
to change the photos manually.
You can change photos by pressing the + or button during the manual slide show. Press the +
button for the next photo or the - button for the
previous photo.
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To pause the slide show, press Pause. When
paused, you can use Restart to restart the slide
show, the ISO button for the previous photo,
Exclude to exclude the photo from the slide show,
or Quit to stop the slide show halfway.
The slide show feature automatically plays back
photos on your camera’s LCD monitor. Your PhotoPC
850Z’s slide show includes navigation features and
gives you full control of the photos in your slide show.
To use the slide show, follow these steps.
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To stop the slide show halfway, press Quit at the
bottom left of the LCD monitor.
Excluding or adding photos
All photos saved in the memory card in your camera
are automatically included in the slide show. To
exclude any of the photos from the slide show, or to
add any excluded photos to the slide show, follow
these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Menu Change, and then press SLIDE
SHOW.
3.
Press the - button.
To make choosing photos easier, you can display
either four or nine photos at a time by pressing the
ISO button once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
Press Start to begin the slide show.
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Note:
A number appears in each photo that is currently
included in the slide show.
4.
To exclude a photo from the slide show, press the
+ or - button to move the white frame until it is
around the photo, and then press Exclude. To
exclude all the photos, press Excld All.
To include a photo from the slide show, press the
+ or - button to move the white frame until it is
around the photo, and then press Select. To
include all the photos, press Excld All two times.
Numbers appear in the upper left corner of each
photo, indicating that they are all included in the
slide show.
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When you are finished making changes, press
BACK, and then follow steps 3 and 5 in “Viewing
a slide show of your photos” on page 3-3.
Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Rotating photos
You can display photos in the slide show rotated 90
degrees to the right or left. To rotate a photo, follow
these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Menu Change, and then press SLIDE
SHOW.
3.
Press the - button. Then, if necessary, press the +
or - button to display the photo you want to rotate.
4.
To rotate the photo 90 degrees in either direction,
press Rotate once or twice.
To rotate more photos, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5.
When you are finished making changes, press
BACK, and then follow steps 3 and 5 in “Viewing
a slide show of your photos” on page 3-3.
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You can view the following information about the
currently displayed photo on the LCD monitor.
Image Number:
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Folder name and image number
in the memory card.
(e) indicates the photo is based
on the Design rule for camera
file system.
Date:
Month/day/year and time
Shutter Speed:
4 to 1/800
Aperture:
f2 to f11
Exposure adjustment: +2.0 to -2.0
Flash:
Indicates the flash setting used
when the photo was taken.
White Balance:
Auto, fixed, or custom
Others:
Icons that indicate the
sensitivity and metering system
settings.
Icon that indicates the macro or
panorama feature used.
D-ZOOM that indicates the
digital zoom (no icons)
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To display this photo information, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press Menu Change, and then press the W.B.
button.
3.
To exit the photo information screen, press BACK.
Managing Photos with the LCD Monitor
Erasing photos
You can erase one photo, several photos, or all the
photos at a time when using the LCD monitor.
Erasing individual photos
To erase photos saved in your memory card one at a
time, follow the steps below.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Press the + or - button to display the photo you
want to erase.
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To make choosing photos easier, you can display
either four or nine photos at a time by pressing the
ISO button once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
3.
Press Delete to erase the photo.
4.
A confirmation message appears. Press Yes to
erase the photo. Press No to cancel.
To erase the photos from the memory card in your
camera all at once, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press the W.B. button . Then press Select All to
select all the photos in the memory card.
3.
Press ISO button to erase all the photos.
4.
A confirmation message appears. Press Yes to
erase all the photos. Press No to cancel.
Viewing and Managing Your Photos
Erasing selected photos
To erase selected photos from the memory card in
your camera, follow these steps.
Erasing all the photos
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Note:
If any photos are locked, a message appears asking if
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. To lock or unlock
photos, see “Locking and unlocking photos” on page
3-7.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
To make choosing photos easier, display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the ISO
button once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
.
2.
Press the W.B. button. Then press the + or - button
to move the white frame until it is around a photo
you want to erase.
3.
To select that photo, press Select. A red frame
appears around the selected photo.
4.
To select more photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.
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5.
After you have selected all the photos you want
to erase, press the ISO 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 appears asking if
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. To lock or unlock
photos, see “Locking and unlocking photos” on this
page.
3.
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If Select appears in the lower left corner of the
screen, there are some unlocked photos. Press
Select All to select all the photos. All photos are
framed in red.
If Release appears in the lower left corner of the
screen, all the photos are already selected.
4.
Press the W.B. button.
5.
To lock the photos, press Lock.
3
To unlock the photos, press Release.
6.
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Locking and unlocking photos
Locking and unlocking selected photos
Use the lock feature to protect your photos from being
accidentally erased.
Locking and unlocking all the photos
To lock or unlock selected photos from the memory
card in your camera, follow these steps.
1.
To lock or unlock all the photos in the camera’s
memory card at once, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
2.
Press the W.B. button.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
To make choosing photos easier, display either
four or nine photos at a time by pressing the ISO
button once or twice. A white frame appears
around the selected photo.
.
2.
Press the W.B. button. Press the + or - button to
move the white frame until it is around a photo
you want to lock.
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3.
To select that photo, press Select. A red frame
appears around the photo.
4.
To select more photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
Press W.B. button.
6.
To lock the selected photos, press Lock .
To unlock the selected photos, press Release.
7.
Press Sound.
5.
To erase the selected photo’s audio recording,
press the ISO button.
If the selected photo is locked, a message appears
telling you the image is also locked. To unlock the
photo, press Release.
6.
A message appears asking you to confirm
whether you want to erase the audio recording.
Press Yes to erase the recording, or No to cancel.
7.
Press BACK twice to exit the screens.
Press BACK to return to the previous screens.
Erasing audio recordings
To erase audio recordings from the memory card in
your camera, follow these steps.
Note:
To make audio recordings, see “Making Audio Recordings
for Photos” on page 2-25.
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4.
1.
Turn the dial switch to
.
2.
Use the + or - button to select a photo whose
attached audio recording you want to erase. (A
microphone icon appears in the images with
attached recordings.)
3.
Press Menu Change.
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Using Your Computer
You can use your PhotoPC 850Z to transfer pictures
saved in memory card to your computer. This allows
you to view your photos on your computer monitor
and use them in your letters, presentations, or just
about anything you create on your computer. You can
also manage the pictures in the camera’s memory card
from your computer.
To use your camera with your computer, first install
EPSON Photo!3, then connect the camera to the
computer. See the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide for
details. It contains the following information.
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Note:
❏ When the camera is connected to your computer with
a cable, it turns off automatically after one minute of
inactivity. It comes back on when you turn off the
camera and reset its dial switch to .
❏
The camera’s dial switch must be set to
after
connecting to your computer and before you start
EPSON Photo!3. The LCD monitor displays a photo,
then turns off automatically to save battery power.
Viewing Pictures on a Television
You can display the images and play back audio
recordings in the camera’s memory card on a regular
television simply by using the AV cable that came with
your PhotoPC 850Z.
❏
Installing EPSON Photo!3 and EPSON Photo File
Uploader3
❏
Connecting the PhotoPC 850Z to your computer
❏
Transferring pictures to your computer
❏
Erasing pictures from the camera’s memory card
❏
Using pictures in your documents
Note:
Television telecasting specifications are different depending
on the country. Select NTSC or PAL to meet the video signal
specifications in your country. See “Selecting the signal
system and language” on page 2-34.
❏
Uploading image files to the camera’s memory
card
The following procedure is one example of connecting
the PhotoPC 850Z to your television.
❏
Uploading programs to the camera
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1.
Make sure the camera and television are turned
off.
2.
Open the connector cover on the side of the
camera.
4.
Connect the other end of the AV cable to the audio
and video input ports on the television.
connector cover
3.
VIDEO AUDIO
(yellow) (white)
Connect the AV cable to the AV OUT port on the
camera as shown below.
5.
Turn on the television and switch it to video
mode.
6.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
.
The last picture you took appears on the television
screen and the LCD monitor turns off automatically.
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Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector
You can display the images in your camera on an
EPSON Projector by using the video cable that came
with your PhotoPC 850Z.
See your EPSON Projector documentation for more
details.
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Chapter 4
Using Direct Print to Print Photos
There are two ways to print the photos you take with
your PhotoPC 850Z.
❏
❏
You can transfer the images to your computer and
print them from application software. For
instructions on transferring images, see the
EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
You can connect the PhotoPC 850Z directly to
your printer to print the images, using the Direct
Print program installed in your camera. This
chapter describes how, and includes information
on the following topics.
Features
Direct Print includes the following features.
❏
Color, monochrome, blue, and sepia printing
❏
Print all, Print, Album, Sticker, and Index (contact
sheet) printing formats
❏
Fast, Fine, and Normal printing modes
Direct Print’s features and requirements
Printing your images
LCD monitor and display panel messages
Printed image dimensions
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A3)
Requirements
You need the following items to use the Direct Print
program.
Digital camera: EPSON PhotoPC 850Z
Printer:
Using the Direct Print Program
Ver. 3.0:
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO EX
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 700
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 750
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 1200
EPSON STYLUS COLOR 740
Interface cable: Macintosh serial cable
(comes with your camera)
Paper:
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Special papers distributed by EPSON
(See the following list.)
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
Photo Paper (A3)
Photo Paper (A4)
Photo Paper (4 × 6)
Photo Paper (Letter)
High Quality Glossy Film (A4)
Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
Photo Stickers (A6)
Photo Stickers 4 (A6)
S041068
S041045
S041061
S041026
S041054
S041029
S041062
S041142
S041140
S041134
S041141
S041071
S041107
S041072
S041144
S041176
Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
❏
Ink jet printers are particularly sensitive to the
condition of your paper. Keep unused paper in its
original packaging and store it in a cool, dark place.
❏
Using the optional AC adapter (B867✽✽1) with your
camera is recommended. This avoids interrupted
printing caused by low battery power.
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Open the connector cover on the side of the
camera.
Follow these steps to connect your camera to a printer.
1.
Make sure both the camera and the printer are
turned off.
2.
Connect one end of the Macintosh serial cable to
the serial connector on the back of the printer.
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4.
Plug the connector cable into the camera’s
interface port.
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Caution:
Be sure to position the cable correctly before
pushing it into the connector. Otherwise, the
cable's pins may be damaged.
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Installing the Direct Print Program
Your PhotoPC 850Z comes with Direct Print Ver. 3.0
installed. If you uninstalled the program and want to
use it again, you can reinstall the program from the
included CD-ROM.
You can install Direct Print in your camera from your
computer using EPSON Program Uploader. This
utility is installed in your computer automatically
when you install the EPSON Photo!3. To install these
programs, see the EPSON Photo!3/File Uploader3 User’s
Guide.
You can also install the Direct Print program using a
memory card. For instructions on using these cards,
see “Copying or deleting programs using a memory
card” on page 6-3.
You can delete the Direct Print program from your
camera using the Program Uploader Utility. See the
EPSON Photo!3/File Uploader3 User’s Guide for
instructions. You can also use your PhotoPC 850Z to
delete the program from a memory card. See
“Copying or deleting programs using a memory card”
on page 6-3.
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Printing Your Images
The Direct Print program controls all the print settings
between your camera and the connected printer. After
accessing Direct Print, use it to select a format before
printing your images.
Accessing the Direct Print program
1.
Connect your camera and printer. (See
“Connecting your camera to the printer” on page
4-3.)
2.
Make sure the printer is off, then turn your
camera’s dial switch to .
3.
Press DirectPrint. The Direct Print program’s top
menu appears on the monitor.
To decide a print format, see the next section.
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The Direct Print program features five different
formats. This section shows each format and includes
nine charts with each format’s available settings.
Before printing, choose a format from the following
diagrams.
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Print All / Print format
The Print All format prints all the photos in the
memory card. The Print format prints individual
photos. You can print one to four images on a
sheet of paper depending on the paper size. You
can also print several copies of individual images.
Item
Choices
Paper Size
A3, A4, Letter, A6, PhotoCard
Layout
10 ×12, 8 ×10, 6.5 × 8.5, 5 × 7,
3.5 × 5, PhotoCard, Card Top, Card
Middle, Card Bottom,
Information
On or Off (Date and Time)
Filter
None, Monochrome, Sepia, Blue
Paper Type
Glossy Paper, Glossy Film, Inkjet Paper
Print Mode
Fine, Fast, Normal
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10 × 12
A4/Letter
8 × 10
6 1/2 × 8 1/2
6 1/2 × 8 1/2 5 × 7
A6
3.5 × 5
3.5 × 5
Photo Card
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Card Top Card Middle Card Bottom
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Index format
Prints small “thumbnail” images of all the photos
in your camera on A4, Letter, or A6 size contact
sheets.
Item
Choices
Paper Size
A4, A6, Letter
Layout
Index
Information
On or Off
(A6 size: The number of the photo
A4 / Letter size: The number of the
photo, date)
Filter
None
Paper Type
Glossy Paper, Glossy Film, Inkjet
Paper
Print Mode
Fine, Fast, Normal
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Album format
Prints up to three images on A4 or Letter size
paper. Photos are placed on the left. When the
photos are rotated, two images are printed on a
sheet.
Item
Choices
Paper Size
A4, Letter
Layout
Album
Information
On or Off (The number of the photo,
date, time, shutter speed, aperture,
audio recordings, ruled line)
Filter
None, Monochrome, Sepia, Blue
Paper Type
Glossy Paper, Glossy Film, Inkjet Paper
Print Mode
Fine, Fast, Normal
A4/Letter
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Sticker format
Prints onto EPSON Photo Stickers. You can print
16 small copies (for Photo Stickers) or four small
copies (for Photo Sticker 4) of the selected image
onto each Photo Sticker sheet.
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Printing procedures
Making settings
Item
Choices
Before printing, you need to make the print format,
paper size, layout, photo information, and filter
settings. Follow these steps to make each setting.
Paper Size
Sticker 16, Stickers 4
1.
Layout
Sticker 16
1 photo × 16, 2 photos × 8,
4 photos × 4
Access the Direct Print program as described in
“Accessing the Direct Print program” on page 4-4.
2.
Press the button next to the format you want to
use.
3.
To select a paper size, press Paper Size.
4.
To select a layout, press Layout.
5.
Press Information to change the information
setting. To print photo information under the
photo, select On.
6.
Press Filter to select the filter.
Stickers 4
1 photo × 4, 2 photos × 2
Filter
None
Paper Type
Glossy Film
Print Mode
Fine, Normal
Sticker 16
Stickers 4
Keep the camera on and go to the next section to
select a photo to print.
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❏ The available settings and the information contents
vary depending on the print mode you have selected.
See the previous section for more information on each
mode.
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When you select Photo Card as the paper size, you
cannot display photo information.
To rotate the photo 90 degrees in either direction,
press Rotation once or twice. An icon appears on
the image, indicating the orientation of the photo
when printing.
Selecting the photo
Follow these steps to select the photo you want to
print.
1.
Press the + button to print one copy of the framed
image. A check mark appears on the image you
select. Press the + or - button to change the
number of copies. If you change the number to 0,
the check mark disappears.
Note:
❏ You can print up to 99 copies when using the
Print All or Print format. You can only print one
copy when using the other formats.
Press Photo Selection. Thumbnail images of the
first nine photos in the memory card appear.
❏
When using the Print All or Index format, all
photos in the memory card are already selected.
Skip to step 4.
When using the Print, Album, or Sticker format,
the currently selected image is framed in white.
2.
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Press the ISO or W.B. button to frame the image
you want to print.
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4.
Depending on the format, you may not be able to
rotate the photo.
Press Back. A confirmation message appears. To
continue, press Done.
To change the settings, press Cancel and go back
to step 1.
To reset the settings, press Reset and go back to
step 2.
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To start printing, press the W.B. button. The
current print settings appear on the screen.
3.
Note:
For information on paper types and print modes, see
your printer’s documentation, and the instructions
that came with your media.
4.
To adjust the position of the paper, press Adjust.
You can adjust the position left, right, up, or down
a total of 10 mm, in increments of 0.2 mm. When
you finish adjusting the position, press BACK.
5.
Turn on the printer and load the size and type of
media you selected. For loading instructions, see
your printer’s documentation, and the
instructions that came with your media.
Press the W.B. button to print. The camera starts
sending image data to the printer.
Note:
To cancel printing, hold down the camera's MENU
button. A message stating printing is cancelled appears
on the LCD monitor for five seconds. The printer stops
printing and ejects the media.
Press the + button to select the paper type. The
available paper type and print mode vary
depending on the selected print format.
To change the print quality setting, press Print
Mode. You can choose Normal, Fine, or Fast.
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While the camera sends data and prints, the LCD
monitor goes blank, star icons move across the
display panel on the top of the camera, and the
shooting light blinks green.
Note:
To change the print settings, press the ISO button, and
then make other settings.
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When you finish printing, press Back to exit the
Direct Print program. Then turn the camera’s dial
switch to Off and turn off the printer.
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LCD Monitor and Display Panel Messages
When printing with the Direct Print program, a
variety of status messages may appear on the camera's
LCD monitor or the printer’s display panel. For
detailed explanations of these messages, see the
following tables.
LCD monitor messages
Message
Explanation
No Photos in
Memory.
This message appears when there
are no photos in memory. Press OK
to return to the previous screen.
Please Select at
least one photo to
print.
There are no photos selected. Press
OK to return to the previous screen
and select a photo.
Unsupported printer
model.
Please connect
supported model.
The camera is not connected to an
appropriate printer. Connect the
camera to a printer described on
page 4-2, then press any button to
make print settings. (To cancel
printing, hold down the MENU
button.
You selected Paper Size that your
printer does not support. Select an
appropriate paper size. (For
information on available paper
sizes, refer to your printer’s
documentation.)
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Connection or
printer error.
Printing was interrupted because of
a printer error. Clear the error, then
start printing again from the
beginning. (For information on
clearing printer errors, see your
printer’s documentation.)
OK to erase printing
settings?
You are about to erase the current
print settings. To erase the settings,
press Yes.
Batteries are low.
Use AC adapter.
Battery power is almost out.
Connect the camera to the AC
adapter.
Error.
Settings reset to
default.
An error occurred while the Direct
Print program was working. The
settings you have made returned to
their default values. To go back to
the main menu, press OK.
Insert a Memory
Card in the
camera.
There is no memory card in the
camera. Insert a memory card. For
instructions, see “Installing and
removing a CompactFlash Card”
on page 1-10.
Printing canceled.
You held down the MENU button
while printing. The printer stops
printing and ejects the paper. This
message disappears after three
seconds.
Printing canceled.
Reset printer and
camera.
An error occurred. The printer stops
printing and ejects the paper. This
message disappears after three
seconds.
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Message
Explanation
E51: Another
interface is active
The printer is receiving a print job
through another interface. When
the print job ends, the printer
begins printing from the Direct Print
program automatically.
E55: No ink
E56: No paper or
paper jam
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Printing stopped because the
printer ran out of ink.
Replace ink cartridges as needed
and start printing again from the
beginning.
(For information on replacing ink
cartridges, see your printer’s
documentation.)
Load paper into the printer, then
press the printer’s E load/eject
button to begin printing. (Or hold
down the camera’s MENU button
to cancel printing.)
Printing stopped because paper is
jammed in the printer. To remove
the paper from the printer, see
your printer’s documentation.
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Printed Image Dimensions
Print All /Print format
Layout setting
Paper Size
setting
Image
Dimensions
10 × 12
A3
339 × 254 mm
8 × 10
A3
271 × 203 mm
6.5 × 8.5
A3 / A4 / Letter
220 × 165 mm
5×7
A4 / Letter
180 × 136 mm
3.5 × 5
A4 / Letter / A6
128 × 89 mm
Photo card
Photo Card
158 × 106 mm
Card
A6
89 × 67 mm
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Index format
A4/Letter:
36 × 27 mm
A6:
23 × 17 mm
Album format
A4/Letter:
109 × 81 mm
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Sticker format
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27 × 20 mm
Stickers 4:
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Chapter 5
Using Print Mark to Print Photos
Your PhotoPC 850Z comes with the Print Mark
program that conforms to the new digital print
standard, Digital Print Order Format. The program
makes the DPOF file and saves it in the memory card
installed in your camera. You can print photos in the
memory card easily with the DPOF file.
The DPOF file allows you to select photos to print,
specify the number of copies, and print the index of
photos. Because you can save these print directions in
advance, you can easily print photos with printers that
are compatible with the DPOF standard and EPSON
IP-100. In some countries, you will find photo shops
that can deal with this standard. You do not need to
give them troublesome print directions. Just pass your
memory card to them. They simply set the card to the
DPOF-compatible printer.
This chapter explains how to use Print Mark, and
includes information on the following topics.
Confirming and changing the DPOF file
Deleting the DPOF file
LCD monitor messages
Features
You use Print Mark on your PhotoPC 850Z and save
a Digital Print Order Format file in the memory card
installed in your camera. The file includes the
following print directions:
❏
Select photos to print
❏
Specify number of prints
❏
Print an index of photos
Print Mark's features
Making the DPOF file
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Note:
❏ The Print Mark program shows indications in English
on the LCD monitor regardless of your language
selection.
❏
The Print Mark program can handle up to 1,000 photos
in the memory card. If the card has more photos, it
cannot access the photos exceeding the limit.
Installing the Print Mark Program
Your PhotoPC 850Z comes with Print Mark Ver. 2.0
installed. If you uninstall the program and want to use
it again, you can reinstall the program from the
included CD-ROM.
You can install Print Mark in your camera from your
computer using EPSON Program Uploader. This
utility is installed in your computer automatically
when you install EPSON Photo!3. To install these
programs, see the EPSON Photo!3/File Uploader3
User’s Guide.
You can also install the Print Mark program using a
memory card. For instructions on using these cards,
see “Copying or deleting programs using a memory
card” on page 6-3.
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You can delete the Print Mark program from your
camera using the Program Uploader Utility. See the
EPSON Photo!3/File Uploader3 User’s Guide for
instructions. You can also use your PhotoPC 850Z to
delete the program from a memory card. See
“Copying or deleting programs using a memory card”
on page 6-3.
Making the DPOF File
The Print Mark program allows you to make a Digital
Print Order Format file and save it in the memory card
installed in your camera. You can select a Standard or
Index layout to print photos. When you select the
Standard layout, you can add an index print.
Note:
You can make and save only one DPOF file in the memory
card of your camera. The new one replaces the old one.
Printing photos in a standard layout
You can print photos in a standard (one per sheet)
layout. You can also print an index together with
standard layout prints. Follow these steps to make a
new DPOF file.
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1.
Turn your camera’s dial switch to
2.
Press PrintMark. The Print Mark program’s main
menu appears on the LCD monitor.
3.
Press New settings.
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You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo
by pressing the enlargement icon button at the top
left of the LCD monitor. Press BACK to return to
the normal selection screen.
7.
Press the + or - button to specify the number of
copies of the selected photo to print. You can
specify up to 99 copies. When you specify values
other than 00, the selection 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.
Press BACK. The message appears to confirm how
many frames are selected.
Note:
If a previous DPOF file exists, a message appears to
confirm if you want to delete it. Press Done to
continue or Cancel.
4.
Press the + button to select a one-per-sheet layout.
5.
Press Select Image, and then the saved photos
appear on the LCD monitor.
9.
6.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to select a photo. A
white frame moves to indicate your selection. The
number at the bottom of the LCD monitor is a
frame number.
10. Press Done to confirm your settings. If you
change your mind, press BACK to return to the
photo selection screen. To quit making a new
DPOF file, press Cancel.
Note:
❏ The Print Mark program can handle up to 1,000
photos. Even if the memory card has more photos,
the program cannot access the photos exceeding
the limit.
11. If you need an index, press Add Index. Proceed
to the next step. If you do not need an index, skip
to step 15.
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12. Press the + button to select None, Selected, or
All.
Printing an index of photos
Button
Result
You can print photos in an index (several per sheet)
layout. Follow these steps to make a new DPOF file.
None
No index sheet is printed.
1.
Turn your camera’s dial switch to
Selected
The index sheets of the selected
photos are printed.
2.
Press PrintMark. The Print Mark program’s main
menu appears on the monitor.
All
The index sheets of all photos in the
memory card are printed regardless
of your selection.
3.
Press New settings.
Note:
If a previous DPOF file exists, a message appears to
confirm if you want to delete it. Press Done to
continue or Cancel to quit.
13. When you select Selected or All, press the ISO or
W.B. button to select the number of index copies.
You can specify up to 99 copies of the index.
14. Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
4.
Press the - button to select a several-per-sheet
layout.
5.
Press the + button to select All or Selected.
15. Press Save to show the confirmation screen.
16. Press the W.B. button to save your settings; the
screen changes to the main menu of the Print
Mark program.
If you want to change the current settings, press
BACK to return to the previous screen. You can
change the settings in the same way as you did
with Add Index and Select Image.
17. Press Exit to return to the program selection menu.
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Button
Result
All
The index sheets of all photos in the
memory card are printed. Skip to
step 12.
Selected
The index sheets of the selected
photos are printed. Proceed to the
next step.
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Note:
The Print Mark program can handle up to 1,000
photos. Even if you select All, the program cannot
access the photos exceeding the limit.
9.
6.
Press Select Image to select photos to print as an
index.
7.
Press the ISO or W.B. button to select a photo. A
white frame moves to indicate your selection. The
number at the bottom in the LCD monitor shows
a frame number.
11. Press Done to confirm your settings. If you
change your mind, press BACK to return to the
photo selection screen. To quit making a new
DPOF file, press Cancel.
Note:
❏ The Print Mark program can handle up to 1,000
photos. Even if the memory card has more photos,
the program cannot access the photos exceeding
the limit.
❏
8.
You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo
by pressing the enlargement icon button at the top
left of the LCD monitor. Press BACK to return to
the normal selection screen.
Press the + or - button to specify the number of
copies to print the selected photo. You can specify
up to 99 copies. When you specify values other
than 00, the selection mark appears on the selected
photo. The value 00 implies no selection.
Repeat the above steps 7 and 8 to select other
photos and specify the number of copies.
10. Press BACK.
12. Press the ISO or W.B. button to select the number
of index sheet copies. You can specify up to 99
sheet copies of the index.
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13. Press Save to show the confirmation screen.
14. Press the W.B. button to save your settings; the
screen changes to the main menu of the Print
Mark program.
If you want to change the current settings, press
BACK to return to the previous screen. You can
change the settings in the same way as you did
with Index print, Select Image, and the ISO and
W.B. buttons.
15. Press Exit to return to the program selection menu.
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Note:
You can enlarge the preview of the selected photo by
pressing the enlargement icon button at the top left of
the LCD monitor. Press BACK to return to the normal
selection screen.
Confirming and Changing the DPOF File
To confirm or change the current DPOF file you have
made with the Print Mark program, follow the steps
below.
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1.
Turn your camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press PrintMark. The Print Mark program’s main
menu appears on the monitor.
3.
Press the + button to show the confirmation
screen. You can confirm the current settings on
the LCD monitor.
4.
Press the ISO or W.B. button.
Button
Result
ISO
You can change and save the
settings in the same way as you
make new settings.
W.B.
You can confirm the selected
frames (or photos) and the number
of copies on the LCD monitor. Press
the ISO and W.B. buttons to select
photos, so that you can see the
number of copies of the selected
photo to print.
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5.
Press BACK until you return to the main menu of
the Print Mark program.
6.
Press Exit to return to the program selection menu.
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LCD Monitor Messages
To delete your DPOF file, follow the steps below.
1.
Turn your camera’s dial switch to
.
2.
Press PrintMark. The Print Mark program’s main
menu appears on the monitor.
3.
Press Delete. The message appears to confirm
deletion.
4.
Press Done to execute deletion. To return to the
main menu, press Cancel.
5.
To quit the Print Mark program, press Exit.
Note:
Pressing New settings allows you to make a new DPOF
file.
When you use the Print Mark program, you may see
error and status messages on the LCD monitor. For
detailed explanations of these messages, see the
following tables.
Message
Explanation
No photos in
memory.
This message appears when there
are no photos in the memory
card. Press BACK 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
BACK to return to the main menu.
Turn off the camera and insert the
memory card.
Note:
Never remove the memory card
during operation, otherwise you
may not be able to use photos in
the memory card.
No memory Card
Inserted.
The memory card is not inserted in
the camera. Insert the memory
card and press BACK.
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Message
Explanation
Message
Explanation
Batteries are low.
Use AC adapter.
Battery power is almost out. Press
BACK. Connect the AC adapter
to the camera.
Note:
When this message appears while
making the DPOF file, you cannot
save the new settings.
Unable to save
DPOF file.
No memory space in
card.
The memory card has no space to
save a DPOF file. Press any button
to cancel operation and return to
the program selection menu. If
you want to make a DPOF file,
delete unnecessary photos and
try again.
You can no longer
select an image.
You have reached the maximum
number of selectable photos to
print. Press BACK. If you want to
select other photos, cancel any
other selections.
You lost last print
settings.
Are you sure?
The DPOF file already exists in the
memory card. Press Cancel to
cancel operation. Press Done to
make a new DPOF file. Making a
new file replaces the old one. The
memory card can have only one
DPOF file.
DPOF file made by
other writer exists.
This message appears when the
Print Mark program first tries to
read an invalid DPOF file made by
other cameras. Press Delete and
new settings button to delete the
invalid file and make a new file.
Press BACK to cancel and make
new settings.
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Chapter 6
Camera Options and Accessories
This chapter covers the variety of available options
that expand the memory and flexibility of your
PhotoPC 850Z.
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 850Z comes with 4 MB of internal
memory mainly for storing optional software
programs, and an 8 MB CompactFlash Card to store
photos.
Note:
You need a memory card in your PhotoPC 850Z before you
take pictures. It has been installed in the camera at
shipment. To install a memory card, see “Installing and
removing a CompactFlash Card” on page 1-10.
The following table shows the storage capacity of a
CompactFlash Card.
8 MB*
CompactFlash
Card
Standard
Fine
Super Fine
HyPict
120
24
12
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* For information about the availability of CompactFlash Cards in
your area, contact your EPSON dealer.
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may differ slightly from the chart above, depending on
the complexity of each photo.
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2.
If you attach an audio recording to a photo saved in
your memory card, the number of photos you can save
on that card may decrease.
Installing a memory card into your computer
You can install a memory card into a computer
equipped with a Type II PCMCIA memory card slot.
This allows you to copy photos directly from your
memory card to your computer, and to copy programs
to or erase programs from your camera using your
memory card. Follow these steps.
1.
Insert the memory card all the way into the
optional adapter, as shown below.
memory card
3.
Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot.
If necessary, remove the memory card from the
camera. See “Installing and removing a
CompactFlash Card” on page 1-10.
To copy photos from a memory card to your
computer, see the next section.
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camera using your memory card, see “Copying or
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To copy photos directly from your memory card to
your computer, follow these steps.
Note:
❏ Macintosh users must enable the PC Exchange
extension software to access files on memory cards. See
your Macintosh documentation for more information.
You can also access the photos in your memory card
with the included EPSON Photo!3 software. For
instructions, see the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
1.
Install the memory card into your computer. See
“Installing a memory card into your computer”
on page 6-2.
2.
Find and double-click the DCIM folder in your
computer. Then double-click the 100EPSON
folder. Your image files appear.
3.
Double-click a file to view its thumbnail image.
4.
Copy photos to the desired folder in your
computer.
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❏ The PhotoPC 850Z saves files in the automatically
generated 100EPSON folder.
Copying photos directly to a computer
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Photo images you have taken are named automatically
when they are saved. For example, 91020001. The first
digit, 9, is the last number of the year you took photo.
The next digit, 1, is the month, January. (October,
November, and December are represented by X, Y, and
Z, respectively.) The next two digits, 02, represent the
day. The last four digits, 0001, indicate the order the
file was saved. Image files use the JPG extension, and
audio recording files use the WAV extension.
Copying or deleting programs using a memory
card
To copy programs to or erase programs from your
camera using your memory card, follow these steps.
Note:
❏ You can also upload programs to your memory card
from your computer using the EPSON Program
Uploader utility. See EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
❏
Macintosh users must enable the PC Exchange
extension software to access files on memory cards. See
your Macintosh documentation for more information.
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1.
Install the memory card into your computer. See
“Installing a memory card into your computer”
on page 6-2.
2.
Create a folder in the card and name it OP-PROG.
3.
Copy the opld8501.prg file from the CD-ROM’s
OP-PROG folder to the memory card’s OPPROG folder.
Note:
Be sure to copy the opld8501.prg file into the OPPROG folder, even when you want to delete a program
from your camera. Otherwise, you cannot delete or
copy programs.
4.
Copy the program file you want to install in your
camera to the memory card’s OP-PROG folder.
Note:
❏ The Direct Print program file is opdp8501.fnc
located in the CD-ROM’s OP-PROG folder. The
Print Mark program file is oppm8501.fnc located
in the CD-ROM’s OP-PROG\PRTMARK
folder.
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Do not turn the dial switch while copying
programs; otherwise, programs cannot be copied
correctly. The incorrect dial switch operation
results in malfunction of the camera.
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5.
Remove the memory card from the computer and
insert it in the camera.
6.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
Memory SETUP.
7.
Press EXT SOFT.
8.
To copy a program to the memory card, press the
+ button.
. Then press
To delete a program from the camera, press the button.
9.
To choose the program you want to add or delete,
press the + or - button, and then press Add or
Delete.
10. A confirmation message appears. Press Yes to
add or delete the program, or press No to cancel.
Formatting memory cards
The included CompactFlash Card is already
formatted when you buy it. You need to format a
memory card only if you want to erase all the data on
the card, or if a message on the LCD monitor instructs
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Caution:
When you format a memory card, all the data on the
card is lost, including any locked images.
1.
Make sure the memory card is installed in the
camera. See “Installing and removing a
CompactFlash Card” on page 1-10.
2.
Turn the camera’s dial switch to
Memory SETUP.
3.
Press MEMORY CARD FORMAT to format the
memory card.
. Then press
Note:
If no memory card is installed in the camera, you
cannot select MEMORY CARD FORMAT.
4.
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A confirmation screen appears on the screen.
Press Yes to format the card. Press No to cancel.
Note:
If any photos in the memory card are locked, a message
appears telling you that the photos will be erased if you
reformat the card. Press Yes to format the card. Press
No to cancel.
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Using the AC Adapter
The AC adapter (B867✽✽1) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 850Z to a standard electrical outlet. This is
especially useful when you are previewing pictures,
transferring pictures, operating the camera from your
computer or using Direct Print and Print Mark
programs. 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.
❏
Also read the AC adapter’s documentation before using
this product.
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Warning:
❏ Use only the AC adapter designed for the
PhotoPC 850Z. Using any other adapter could
cause fire, electrical shock, or injury.
❏
Do not use the AC power cable and the adapter
for any purpose other than powering your
PhotoPC 850Z.
❏
If the AC plug does not fit your outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
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❏
To avoid radiation danger, do not expose or
remove the ferrite core.
❏
To prevent fire or electric shock, do not cover the
camera with a blanket.
3.
Plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the
camera.
4.
Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
To avoid losing any images or settings, make sure the
camera is finished processing and is turned off before
you connect or disconnect the AC adapter. Then
follow these steps.
1.
If your AC adapter has a separate AC power
cable, push the cable connector firmly into the AC
inlet.
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2.
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.
Open the connector cover on the side of the
camera.
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Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches
or automatic timers. Also, avoid outlets on the
same circuit as large motors or other appliances
that can cause fluctuations in line voltage.
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Using the Lens Adapter
The lens adapter allows you to mount an accessory
lens on the camera’s lens. You can mount an accessory
lens of 49 mm diameters sold separately.
Screw the lens adapter onto the camera’s lens, and
then screw an accessory lens on it.
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lens adapter
accessory lens
Note:
❏ When you use an accessory lens, use the LCD monitor
to take photos.
❏
Do not attach an accessory lens directly to the camera.
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Chapter 7
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Your PhotoPC 850Z is easy to take care of, and any
problems you may have can be solved quickly and
easily.
See the following sections for guidance on handling,
cleaning, and storing the camera. For solutions to
common camera problems, see the section beginning
on page 7-3.
Handling, cleaning and storing the camera
Cleaning the battery charger
Maintenance
Your PhotoPC 850Z requires only basic care. Before
you do any maintenance procedures on the camera,
be sure to read “Safety Instructions” on page 3. Then
follow these guidelines.
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
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.
Solutions for camera and image problems
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Cleaning the camera
Do not store the camera in the following locations.
❏
Use a clean, dry cloth to keep the camera free of
dust.
❏
Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight; for
example, on a car dashboard
❏
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
❏
Near sources of bright light or high humidity
❏
To clean the lens, make sure the camera is off, then
blow off any loose dust or dirt. Next breathe on
the lens and wipe off all moisture with a soft, lintfree cloth or lens cleaning tissue.
❏
Near sources of heat or in a closed car
❏
In areas of excessive dirt or dust
❏
Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
❏
If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry
cloth.
Cleaning the battery charger
Storing the camera
If you will not use the camera for a long period of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low
temperature in a dry location and store the camera in
its case. This prevents camera damage from battery
leaks or corrosion.
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❏
Disconnect the battery charger from the power
outlet before cleaning.
❏
Do not use liquid, aerosol, harsh or abrasive
cleaners.
❏
Wipe off dust with a clean, dry cloth.
❏
Keep the charger terminals clean by wiping them
with a dry cloth.
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Problems and Solutions
Check this list of problems and possible solutions
before calling your dealer for help.
Camera problems
The camera has no power.
The camera may have turned off automatically.
To turn the power back on, turn the camera off
and back on again. 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 your camera’s dial switch position.
See “Turning the camera back on” on page 2-31
for more details.
Make sure the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-6. Also, make
sure you are using appropriate batteries and that
they are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on
page 1-8 and replace the batteries if necessary.
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If you are using the AC adapter, make sure 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 at
, otherwise you cannot adjust the diopter.
The camera doesn’t take a picture after you press the
shutter button.
The flash may be recharging. Wait until the
shooting light beside the viewfinder turns green,
and try again.
Make sure the memory card is installed correctly.
To install a memory card, see “Installing and
removing a CompactFlash Card” on page 1-10.
The camera’s memory may be full. Check the
picture counter on the display panel. If it reads 0,
your camera’s memory is full. Erase some pictures
using the LCD monitor, or transfer the pictures to
your computer and then erase them.
The batteries included with the camera need to be
charged before use. See “Charging the batteries”
on page 1-5 to charge the batteries.
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To erase pictures with the LCD monitor, see “Erasing
photos” on page 3-5. To transfer pictures to your
computer before erasing them, see the EPSON Photo!3
User’s Guide.
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
Photo!3 User’s Guide for instructions on taking
pictures from 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 once. You can have the camera
perform these operations separately to make the
process more efficient. First, hold the shutter
button halfway down 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
2-5, or “Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor”
on page 2-11.
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If you want to take pictures quickly in succession,
use the quick shooting feature. This will reduce
the amount of time that the camera normally takes
to process each picture. See “Quick shooting
feature” on page 2-29.
The flash does not work.
Make sure the flash is set to
,
, or
“Setting the flash” on page 2-9 for more
information on setting the flash.
. See
Make sure the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-6. Also, make
sure you are using appropriate batteries and that
they are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on
page 1-8 and “Charging the batteries” on page 1-5.
When you use the continuous shooting feature,
the flash is disabled.
Nothing appears on the LCD monitor when the
camera’s dial switch is set to ,
or .
Make sure the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-6. Also, make
sure you are using appropriate batteries and that
they are charged. See “Replacing the batteries” on
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The camera may be turned off automatically. To
turn the power back on, turn the camera off and
back on again. 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 your camera’s dial switch position.
See “Turning the camera back on” on page 2-31
for more details.
The LCD monitor turns 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 if
necessary, following the instructions in “Setting
the LCD monitor’s brightness” on page 2-31.
Make sure the dial switch is set to
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The LCD monitor turns off automatically when
you use EPSON Photo!3.
Make sure the skylight cover is not opened. Set
the backlight switch to
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You cannot take certain kinds of pictures or make the
settings 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 quick shooting feature and set the image
quality to HyPict 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 2-28.
Nothing appears on the TV monitor when the
camera is connected to your television.
Make sure the AV cable is connected correctly,
“Viewing Pictures on a Television” on page 3-9.
Make sure the camera’s dial switch is set to
.
Make sure the television is switched to the video
mode.
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Make sure the batteries are installed correctly. See
“Installing the batteries” on page 1-6. Also, make
sure 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 1-5.
Your card’s memory may be full. Check the
picture counter on the display panel. If it reads 0,
the memory is full. In this case, change to another
card, erase some pictures using the LCD monitor,
or transfer the pictures to your computer and then
erase them.
Your camera may not be compatible with local
television broadcasting standards. Select the
NTSC or PAL signal system to meet the television
broadcasting standards in your country. See
“Selecting the signal system and language” on
page 2-34.
Note:
To erase pictures with the LCD monitor, see “Erasing
photos” on page 3-5. To transfer pictures to your
computer before erasing them, see the EPSON Photo!3
User’s Guide.
Note:
Also, see your television documentation for possible
solutions.
You cannot take a picture with the camera when a
memory card is installed.
Check your camera’s LCD monitor for messages.
If you get a message indicating that you need to
format or eject the card. 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 1-10.
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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 complexity of the photos
you take.
You cannot copy software to or delete it from the
memory card.
Make sure the memory card is installed correctly.
See “Installing and removing a CompactFlash
Card” on page 1-10, and reinstall the memory
card if necessary.
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Make sure the memory card contains the folder
and files necessary to copy or delete the program.
See “Copying or deleting programs using a
memory card” on page 6-3.
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If your pictures look better on the screen than
when you print them out, you may need to
upgrade your printer. EPSON color ink jet
printers provide excellent image quality.
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
Picture problems
If you are not satisfied with the pictures you get from
your PhotoPC 850Z, you may need to adjust some of
the camera’s settings, or you may need to brush up on
your photography techniques. Read the suggestions
listed below and give them a try.
Your pictures images on the screen and printed out
are differ from the image displayed on the LCD
monitor.
Make sure your subject is within the camera’s
range. When sensitivity is set to Standard, make
sure you are at least 50 centimeters away from the
subject to take a picture without the flash. When
you use the built-in flash, make sure of the
effective flash range from 80 to 370 centimeters for
wide-angle shot and from 80 to 260 centimeters
for telephoto shot. When using the macro feature,
you can take pictures within 20 to 50 centimeters
of the subject with or without the flash.
The PhotoPC 850Z captures images in 24-bit color
(16 million colors). Your pictures will not display
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.
Make sure the subject is not moving.
If the image on the LCD monitor and screen are
different, check the gamma correction and color
correction settings. Try a different combination of
these settings.
Make sure to center your subject. When you take
photos using the viewfinder, center your subject
in the cross-hairs.
Be careful to hold the camera steady while the
image is being captured.
Make sure your flash is not set to
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Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
You may need to use the flash. Set the flash to ,
, or , following the instructions in “Setting
the flash” on page 2-9.
When you use the built-in flash, make sure of the
effective flash range from 80 to 370 centimeters for
wide-angle shot and from 80 to 260 centimeters
for telephoto shot. When sensitivity is set to
Standard and you are using the macro feature,
stay 20 to 50 centimeters away from the subject.
If you need more light, attach a high capacity
flash, which is sold separately as a camera
accessory, to your PhotoPC 850Z. See “Selecting
the internal or external flash” on page 2-32. For
instructions, see the documentation of the flash.
You can adjust the exposure to make your photos
brighter. See “Making basic exposure
adjustments” on page 2-18, or “Making advanced
exposure adjustments” on page 2-19.
Use image-editing software to adjust the picture's
brightness and contrast.
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If you are using the macro feature to take close-up
photos, be sure to provide adequate lighting for
your subject, since the camera’s aperture is
automatically set to the smallest setting.
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
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 2-9.
You can adjust the exposure manually to make
your photos darker. For instructions, see “Making
advanced exposure adjustments” on page 2-19.
When you use the flash and the macro function
together, you may find your pictures come out too
light, since the flash is close to the subject. In this
case, try turning the flash off
.
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 basic exposure
adjustments” on page 2-18, or “Making advanced
exposure adjustments” on page 2-19.
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Use image-editing software to adjust the picture's
brightness and contrast.
When you use the external flash, EPSON
recommends using the Manual camera mode to
get the correct exposure.
Part of your picture is missing.
Make sure you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, strap, clothing, or other object.
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your
picture.
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The color in your picture does not look right.
When you take pictures under certain artificial
lighting conditions, the colors may be slightly
distorted. You can use image-editing software to
adjust 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
2-16.
Your pictures do not look as good as they used to.
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid
photographing very shiny surfaces that reflect
light into your lens.
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try
cleaning it following the instructions in “Cleaning
the camera” on page 7-2.
The wrong date and/or time is displayed on your
camera.
The area captured in the photo is different from what
you saw in the viewfinder.
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 2-27
to set the clock using the LCD monitor. You can
also set the clock from your computer. For
instructions, see the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide.
Take care to look straight through the viewfinder.
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.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Product type
Camera
Type
Digital still AF camera with LCD
monitor
CCD
1/2 inch color area CCD
(2.1 M pixels)
Zoom
Optical ×3 zoom
Digital ×2 zoom
LCD monitor
2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor
with dual lighting system, electric
backlight and skylight
(110 K pixels)
Internal ROM
4 MB (program memory only)
Memory card
CompactFlash Card
Model G770A
Physical dimensions
Width
126 mm
Height
82 mm
Depth
72 mm
Weight
400 g
(without batteries, strap and
memory card)
Temperature
Operating: 5 to 35°C
Non-operating: -20 to 60°C
A
Humidity
Operating: 30% to 90%
(non-condensing) Non-operating: 10% to 90%
Specifications
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Data type
JPEG image following Exif Ver.2.1
and recorded based on Design rule
for camera file system(16 million
colors, 24bit)
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 Japan Electronic
Industry Development Association
(JEIDA).
Image quality
modes
(Image size)
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HyPict
(1984 × 1488 pixels,
1984 × 744 pixels)
Super fine
(1600 × 1200 pixels,
1600 × 600 pixels)
Fine
(1600 × 1200 pixels,
1600 × 600 pixels)
Standard
(640 × 480 pixels)
Alternative
formats
Monochrome, macro,
digital ×2 zoom, panorama,
continuous shooting,
slow flash, and quick shooting
Optical
Lens
f = 6.5-19.5 mm
(equivalent to a 35-105 mm lens on
a 35 mm camera)
F2 (6.5 mm) - F2.8 (19.5 mm)
Focal length
0.5 m to infinity
0.2 m to 0.5 m (macro mode)
Focus
Auto focus / Manual focus
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400
Aperture
f2/f11, 1/3EV steps
Shutter
Electric iris with mechanical
shutter 4 to 1/800 seconds
Exposure control Divided brightness metering
program auto, spot metering
program auto, and manual
exposure adjustment
(-2 EV to +2 EV, 9 or 21 steps)
White balance
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Fixed (sunlight)
User defined
Viewfinder
Real-image optical
(view range approx. 90%)
Self timer
Ten seconds
Flash
Built-in automatic luminance
control flash (An external flash,
which is sold separately, can be
attached)
Flash modes
Automatic, forced flash,
flash off, red-eye reduction, and
leading or trailing slow synchro
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Functional
Photo processing time (approximate)
Photo
processing
time
Photo
processing time
for quick
shooting
Photo
processing
time for
replay
Standard
2.0
1.0
0.5
Fine
2.6
1.5
1.0
Super fine
3.2
1.5
1.5
HyPict
12
-
2.0
Interface
Serial interface
Built-in flash range
Sensitivity setting
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Range (Wide)
Range (Tele)
ISO 100
0.8 - 3.7 m
0.8 - 2.6 m
ISO 200
0.8 - 5.2 m
0.8 - 3.6 m
ISO 400
0.8 - 7.4 m
0.8 - 5.2 m
Video out
14-pin dual line terminal,
RS-232C-compatible special
interface for PC, Macintosh
Communication speed:
19.2 Kbps or higher, max 230 Kbps
(for Windows and Macintosh serial
cable)
Max. 12 Mbps (for the USB cable)
900K bps or 1.8 Mbps
(for EPSON printers)
NTSC or PAL
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Battery Charger
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 (IEC LR6)
DC 7.0 V
Optional AC Adapter
Model EU-40
Battery life
(when using four of the included new Ni-MH batteries)
A-4
Model EU-38
Input
AC 100 - 240V, 50 - 60 Hz
Output
DC 1.2 V 490 mA × 4
Compatible batteries
EPSON Ni-MH Batteries
(Model EU-24)
Charging time
Max. 240 min.
Power consumption
8W
Charging temperature 5 to 35°C
Dimensions
76 × 115 × 28 mm
Weight
Approx. 130 g
Taking photos with View Finder
1,000 pictures or more
Taking photos with LCD
monitor
(Automatic shut-off is set
to 10 seconds)
Approx. 130 pictures
Playing back photos
Approx. 230 min.
Model EU-24
Approx. 310 min.
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
Specifications
Approx. 155 pictures
Battery
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Temperature
Charging: 5 to 35°C
Storage: -20 to 30°C
Humidity
45 to 85% RH
Interface
PCMCIA PC Card ATA
Weight
Approx. 25 g per cell
Card slot type
Type II
Optional PCMCIA Adapter
Physical Dimensions:
CompactFlash Card
Model ECFB-08
Storage capacity
Width
54.0 mm
Height
85.6 mm
Depth
5.0 mm
8 MB
Note:
For information about the available CompactFlash
Card, contact your EPSON dealer.
Physical Dimensions:
Optional AC Adapter
Model EU-40
Input
AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Width
42.8 mm
Output
DC 7.0 V, 2.0 A
Height
36.8 mm
Power Consumption
Max. 0.4 A, 19 W
Depth
3.3 mm
Physical Dimensions:
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Width
43 mm
Height
31 mm
Depth
104 mm
Weight
Approx. 210 g
(Without AC plug)
Specifications
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Appendix B
Contacting Customer Support
If your camera is not operating properly and you
cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting
information 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 in the Setup menu.)
Operating System and its version you are using
(For example, Windows 95/98 or Mac OS)
Software applications 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:
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http://www.epson.co.uk
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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 applications(s) you normally use with
your product and their version numbers(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)
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For Australian 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.
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.
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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.
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 Helpdesk
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.
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to
make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators
on 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.
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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.
For Singapore Users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below.
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Fax:
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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
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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:
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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
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Appendix C
Dial Position Settings
The PhotoPC 850Z has seven dial positions. This
appendix shows the available settings in each dial
position. Some dial positions have more than one
screen. To change the screen, push Menu Change.
Display panel
self timer
image quality
sensitivity
number of pictures
remaining
or
*shutter speed
white balance
Dial switch positions
low battery icon
exposure
or
*aperture
flash
monochrome
red-eye reduction
* When in the Program or Manual camera mode and shutter is pressed half-way.
Image quality settings
For taking multiple exposures.
For taking photos with the LCD monitor.
For taking pictures with the viewfinder.
For turning off the camera.
Fine
*1
*2
Super fine
HyPict*1
Standard*2
Cannot be selected when using the continuous shooting feature.
Not available when the monochrome (B/W) is selected.
Flash settings
For playing back and managing photos.
For using EPSON Photo!3, Direct Print, and
Print Mark software.
For viewing information and setting up the
camera.
Automatic
Red-eye reduction
Forced
Off
Slow synchro
❏ When using continuous shooting and the external flash, the flash is
automatically set to .
❏ When in the Full Auto camera mode, or when using the quick shooting
function, slow synchro is disabled.
Dial Position Settings
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Available settings in the
dial position
Set date and time
Change camera mode
FullAuto, Program, or Manual
Camera SETUP
❏ Set automatic shut-off feature
(10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 3 min, or 5 min)
❏ Set LCD monitor's brightness
❏ Set speaker volume (Hi or Low)
❏ Set beep
(Always, Shutter, or Never)
❏ Audio recordings
(3, 5, or 10 sec recording, or Off)
Choose Quick Shot or Normal Shot
Shot SETUP
❏ Set synchro flash timing (Leading or Trailing)
❏ Select internal or external flash (INT or EXT)
❏ Set color or monochrome (Color or B/W)
❏ Set new white balance setting
❏ Set signal system (NTSC or PAL)
❏ Set language
(Japanese, English, French, Dutch,
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Chinese)
Memory SETUP
❏ Format
❏ Select directory
❏ Copy or delete programs
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Available settings in the
dial position
Magnify photos
Available settings in the
Display multiple photos
W.B.
Image Select
Access basic playback functions
+/-
View slide show
Sound Play
(ON or OFF)
Change every 3, 5, or 10 seconds, or manually
Show all photos or selected photos
ISO
Display multiple photos
W.B.
View photo information
Adjust exposure setting
From -2.0 to +2.0 by increments of 0.5
Choose frame
Normal,
Macro,
×2 Digital Zoom
Menu Change
Manage audio recordings
(3, 5, or 10 sec)
Erase audio recording
Play back audio recording
dial position
When using the Program camera mode
Delete the photo that appears currently
on the LCD monitor
ISO
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Panorama, or
ISO
Choose sensitivity
Standard, High, or Super High
W.B.
Choose white balance
AUTO, FIX, or CUSTOM
Choose Program camera mode setting
Normal, Sports, Portrait, or Landscape
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When using the Manual camera mode
Make advanced exposure adjustments
Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, or Manual Exposure
+/-
Access basic playback functions
+/-
Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, and Aperture
Priority:
Choose exposure adjustment
From -2.0 to +2.0 in increments of 0.2
Manual Exposure:
Choose shutter speed
From 4 to 1/800 seconds
Choose frame
Normal,
Macro,
×2 Digital Zoom
Panorama, or
ISO Shutter Priority:
W.B. Choose shutter speed
From 4 to 1/800 seconds
Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure:
Choose aperture
Wide: f2, f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, or f11
Tele: f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, or f11
Menu Change
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Dial Position Settings
Choose focus settings
For Normal, Panorama frame, and digital
zoom
AF (auto focus),
(about 0.8 m),
(about 2.5 m), or
(∞)
For Macro frame
AF (auto focus), or MACRO1 (about
20 cm) to MACRO2 (about 50 cm)
Choose metering system
divided brightness metering
system, or
spot metering system
ISO
Choose sensitivity setting
Standard, High, or Super High
W.B. Choose white balance
AUTO, FIX, or CUSTOM
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Glossary
application
Image
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task,
such as word processing, image editing, or financial planning.
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.
bit
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer
processing. A bit can represent two values: on and off, or 1 and 0.
browser (Web browser)
An application which allows the users to view HTML
documents.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned
on, reset, or initialized. Also known as a factory setting.
Design rule for camera file system
Recording standard for image files. Established by Japan
Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
Exif2.1
Standard format for audio/image files. Established by Japan
Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
exposure
The amount of light the camera captures when a photo is taken.
ink jet printer
A printer that transfers ink onto paper by spraying the ink
through a number of small nozzles.
interface
A piece of hardware, a method, or a standard used for
connection between the computer and the camera.
macro
An enlargement or a close-up of an image.
NTSC
National Television Standards Committee. A video encoding
standard largely used in North America and Japan.
PAL
Phase Alternation Line. A video encoding standard largely 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.
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port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between
devices.
resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. See
pixel.
thumbnails
Small representations of images.
white balance
The balance between the whiteness and color in your image.
When the white balance is fixed to the environment where the
picture is taken, the colors in your images appear more like those
seen by the eye.
zoom
To show a smaller area of an image at a higher magnification
(zoom in) or a larger area at a lower magnification (zoom out).
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Index
Symbols
- button, 1-2
+ button, 1-2
A
AC adapter, 2
connector, 1-2
specifications, A-5
using, 6-5 to 6-6
Accessory lens, 6-7
AC power cord, 1-1
Activating the shutter, 2-5, 2-12
Aperture priority, 2-21
Attaching the strap, 1-10
Audio recordings, 2-2, 2-3, 2-25 to 2-27, 2-30, 3-1, 3-8, 6-2, 6-3
Auto exposure, 2-20
Automatic flash, 2-9
Automatic shut-off feature, 2-30 to 2-31
AV connector, 1-2
B
Backlight switch, 1-2, 2-12
Basic playback feature, 2-13
Batteries
charging, 1-5 to 1-6
checking, 1-7, 1-8
disposing of, 1-9
handling, 1-8
icon, 1-3
installing, 1-6
replacing, 1-8
specifications, A-4
storing, 1-9
Battery charger, 2, 1-1
cleaning, 7-2
specifications, A-4
using, 1-5 to 1-6
Beep, 2-6, 2-12, 2-31
Brightness, LCD monitor, 2-31
Buttons, 1-2 to 1-3
C
Cables
AV, 1-1
for direct printing, 4-2
Macintosh serial, 1-1
USB, 1-1
Windows serial, 1-1
Camera
buttons, 1-2 to 1-3
cleaning, 7-2
connecting to a projector, 3-11
connecting to a television, 3-9
handling, 7-1
parts, 1-2 to 1-4
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physical dimensions, A-1
problems, 7-3 to 7-7
storing, 7-2
Camera case, 1-1
Camera modes, 2-28 to 2-29
changing, 2-29
Full Auto, 2-28
Manual, 2-16, 2-29
Program, 2-16, 2-28
Checking
batteries, 1-7, 1-8
picture counter, 2-2, 7-3, 7-6
Cleaning
battery charger, 7-2
camera, 7-2
Color/monochrome setting, 2-33
Color Guide, 2-34
CompactFlash, 1-1
CompactFlash Card, 2-34
copying photos, 6-3
copying programs, 6-3
formatting, 6-4
installing, 1-10 to 1-11
installing into the computer, 6-2
removing, 1-11
selecting the folder, 2-34
specifications, A-5
storage capacity, 6-1
Continuous shooting, 2-23
Copying photos, 6-3
Copying programs, 6-3
Covers
battery, 1-3
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skylight, 2-12
Customer support, B-1 to B-5
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Date and time setting, 1-12
Dial switch, 1-2, 1-3
available settings, C-2 to C-4
LCD monitor, 2-11 to 2-23
positions, 2-3 to 2-4, C-1
viewfinder, 2-5 to 2-11
Dial switch lock, 1-2
Digital zoom, 2-13
Diopter correction, 1-2, 2-5
Direct Print
accessing the program, 4-4
connecting the camera to the printer, 4-3
deleting the program, 4-4, 6-3
installing the program, 4-4, 6-3
messages, 5-7 to 5-8
printed image dimensions, 4-11 to 4-12
printing procedures, 4-7 to 4-9
status messages, 4-10 to 4-11
supported paper types, 4-2
supported printers, 4-2
Display panel, 1-2
camera, icons, 1-3
printer, messages, 4-11
Disposing of batteries, 1-9
Divided brightness metering system, 2-22
DPOF file, 5-1
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EPSON Photo File Format, 3-1
Erasing
all the photos, 3-6
audio recordings, 3-8
individual photos, 3-5
selected photos, 3-6
Exposure
adjusting the setting, 2-11, 2-18 to 2-21
aperture priority, 2-21
auto, 2-20
changing the predefined settings, 2-15 to 2-16
manual, 2-21
shutter priority, 2-20
External flash
attachment, 1-2
installing, 2-32
selecting, 2-32
Hot shoe, 1-2
HyPict, 2-8
F
Fine, 2-8
Flash, 1-2
button, 1-3
range, A-3
selecting the internal or external, 2-32
settings, 2-9
Forced flash, 2-9
Formatting memory cards, 6-4
Full Auto camera mode, 2-28
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Icons
divided brightness metering system, 2-22
flash, 1-3
image quality, 1-3
low battery, 1-3, 1-7
monochrome, 1-3
red-eye reduction, 1-3
self timer, 1-3
sensitivity, 1-3
spot metering system, 2-23
Image quality
button, 1-3
setting, 2-7 to 2-8
Indication
aperture, 1-3
checking the display panel, 2-2
exposure, 1-3
pictures remaining, 1-3
shutter speed, 1-3
white balance, 1-3
Installing
batteries, 1-6
CompactFlash Card, 1-10 to 1-11
Interface connector, 1-2
Interface specifications, A-3
Internal flash, 2-32
ISO button, 1-2
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Multi-photo playback, 3-1 to 3-2
Languages, 1-11, 2-34
LCD monitor, 1-2, 2-31
messages, 4-10, 4-11
Lens, 1-2
accessory, 6-7
adapter, 6-7
Lens adapter, 1-1, 6-7
Lights
shooting, 1-2, 1-4, 2-5, 2-6, 4-9
status, 1-2, 1-4, 2-6, 2-12
timer, 1-2, 2-7
Lock
battery cover, 1-3
dial switch, 1-3
Locking photos, 3-7 to 3-8
N
M
Macro feature, 2-14
Maintenance, 7-1 to 7-2
Manual camera mode, 2-16, 2-29
Manual exposure, 2-21
Manual focus setting, 2-21
Memory card
See CompactFlash Card
MENU button, 1-2
Messages
camera’s LCD monitor, 4-10 to 4-11
printer’s display panel, 4-11
Metering system setting, 2-22
Microphone, 1-2
Monochrome/color setting, 2-33
4
Index
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, 2, 1-1
NTSC, 2-34
O
Optical specifications, A-2
Optical zoom, 2-6
Options, 2 to 3
AC adapter, 6-5 to 6-6, A-5
PCMCIA adapter, 6-2, A-5
P
PAL, 2-34
Panoramas, 2-14
PCMCIA adapter, 2
specifications, A-5
using, 6-2
Photographs
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Photo information, 3-1, 3-5
Photo processing time, A-3
Physical dimensions, A-1
Picture counter, 2-2
Pictures
close-ups, 2-14
copying, 6-3
erasing, 3-5 to 3-7
locking, 3-7 to 3-8
memory storage capacity, 2-8
printing using the Direct Print program, 4-1 to 4-9
printing using the Print Mark program, 5-1 to 5-8
problems, 7-7 to 7-9
processing time, A-3
recorded image specifications, A-2
shooting range, 2-1
taking with the LCD monitor, 2-11 to 2-13
taking with the viewfinder, 2-5 to 2-6
unlocking, 3-7 to 3-8
Playing back audio recordings
on a television, 3-9
with the built-in speaker, 2-27
Playing back photos
multiple photos at once, 3-1 to 3-2
on a projector, 3-11
on a television, 3-9
on the LCD monitor, 3-1 to 3-5
using the magnification feature, 3-2
when taking photos with the LCD monitor, 2-13
Power specifications, A-4
Printed image dimensions, 4-11 to 4-12
Printer’s display panel messages, 4-11
Printing pictures
using the Direct Print program, 4-1 to 4-12
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
deleting the program, 5-2, 6-3
DPOF file, 5-1
installing the program, 5-2, 6-3
making the DPOF file, 5-2
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printing an index of photos, 5-4 to 5-5
printing photos in a standard layout, 5-2 to 5-4
Problems
camera, 7-3 to 7-7
picture, 7-7 to 7-9
Program camera mode, 2-16, 2-28
Projector connected to the camera, 3-11
Q
Quick shooting feature, 2-29
R
Rechargeable batteries, 2, 1-1
Recording audio
for existing photos, 2-26
Red-eye reduction, 2-9
Removing CompactFlash Card, 1-11
Replacing batteries, 1-8
Rotating pictures
printing, 4-6, 4-8
slide show, 3-4
S
Safety instructions
when using strap, 4
when using the camera, 3 to 4
when using the charger and batteries, 4 to 6
Self timer, 2-6 to 2-7
button, 1-3
light, 1-2
Sensitivity setting, 2-10, 2-17 to 2-18
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Settings
adjusting the exposure, 2-11, 2-18 to 2-21
automatic shut-off feature, 2-30 to 2-31
available in Full Auto camera mode, 2-28
available in Manual camera mode, 2-16, 2-29
available in Program camera mode, 2-16, 2-28
beep, 2-31
changing the predefined exposure, 2-15 to 2-16
color/monochrome, 2-33
custom white balance, 2-33
date and time, 1-12
exposure, 2-11, 2-15 to 2-16, 2-18 to 2-21
flash, 2-9
image quality, 2-7 to 2-8
internal or external flash, 2-32
language, 1-11, 2-34
LCD monitor brightness, 2-31
manual focus, 2-21
metering system, 2-22
sensitivity, 2-10, 2-17 to 2-18
signal system, 2-34
speaker volume, 2-31
time and date, 2-27
white balance, 2-10, 2-16 to 2-17
Shooting light, 1-2, 1-4, 2-5, 2-6, 4-9
Shut-off feature, 2-30 to 2-31
Shutter button
location, 1-2, 1-3
using, 2-5
Shutter priority, 2-20
Signal system, 2-34
Sky light, 1-2
Skylight, 2-12
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Slow synchro
selecting the timing, 2-32
using, 2-9
Speaker Back view, 1-2
Speaker volume, 2-31
Specifications
AC adapter, A-5
battery, A-4
battery charger, A-4
camera, A-1 to A-4
CompactFlash Card, A-5
optical, A-2
PCMCIA adapter, A-5
Spot metering system, 2-23
Standard image quality, 2-8
Status light, 1-2, 1-4, 2-6
Status light Shutter button
using, 2-12
Status messages for direct printing, 4-10 to 4-11
Storage capacity
CompactFlash Card, 6-1
Storing
the batteries, 1-9
the camera, 7-2
Strap, 1-1
attaching, 1-10
eyelet, 1-2
Super fine, 2-8
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W
Taking panoramas, 2-14
Taking pictures
continuously, 2-23
using quick shooting feature, 2-29
using self timer, 2-6 to 2-7
using the digital zoom feature, 2-13
using the macro feature, 2-14
using the optical zoom feature, 2-6
using time lapse function, 2-24
Taking pictures with the LCD monitor, 2-11 to 2-13
Taking pictures with the viewfinder, 2-5 to 2-6
Tele, 2-6
Television connected to the camera, 3-9
Time and date setting, 2-27
Time lapse function, 2-24
Timer light, 1-2
Tripod socket, 1-3
Troubleshooting, 7-3 to 7-9
W.B.button, 1-2
White balance
adjusting the setting, 2-10, 2-16 to 2-17
making the custom setting, 2-33
when to adjust, 2-16
Wide, 2-6
Z
Zoom
digital, 2-13
lever, 1-2, 1-3, 2-6
optical, 2-6
U
Unlocking photos, 3-7 to 3-8
Unpacking your camera, 1-1
V
Viewfinder, 1-2
using, 2-5 to 2-7
Viewing slide show, 3-3
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F.Fujimori
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Proof Sign-off:
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Fujimori
Pipa
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9/8/99
MARKET.FM
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EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
20770 Madrona Ave.
P.O. Box 2842
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
Zülpicher Straße 6,
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
Phone: (0211) 56030
Fax: (0211) 5047787
68 bis, rue Marjolin
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY.
LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
China Resources Bldg.,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Phone: 2585-4300
Fax: 2827-7083
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
TRADING LTD.
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
MI, Italy
Phone: 2-262331
Fax: 2-2440750
Av. de Roma, 18-26
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 582. 15.55
R. do Progresso, 471, 1º Perafita
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
70 GIBBES STREET,
CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Fax: 2-9903-9177
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: (02) 712-9164
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
(Hirooka Office)
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
399-0785 Japan
1999 September
Color Digital Camera
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