Specifications | Fisher 655R Automobile Parts User Manual

Warning
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
FOR AMERICAN USERS
The following advisory is included in accordance with the laws of the State of
California (USA):
WARNING:
This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
i This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
h Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
h Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
h Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
h Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
i Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Model number: VPC-HD1
Trade Name: SANYO
Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY
Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311
Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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FOR CANADIAN USERS
i This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FOR EU USERS
Note:
iThis symbol mark and recycle system apply only to EU
countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of
the world.
Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with
high quality materials and components which can be
recycled and reused.
This symbol means that electrical and electronic
equipment, at their end-of-life, should be disposed of
separately from your household waste.
Please dispose of this equipment at your local community
waste collection/recycling centre.
In the European Union there are separate collection
systems for used electrical and electronic products.
Please help us to conserve the environment we live in!
Symbols used in this manual
HINT
CAUTION
(page xx)
Points giving some extended instructions or special points to pay
attention to.
Points that require special attention.
Refer to the page indicated for detailed information.
You may find the answers to questions or problems concerning camera
operation in the sections “COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS” (page 163)
and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 170).
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
Preparing the camera
1
Insert the card.
Card slot cover
Card
Card slot
2
Connect the cable adaptor to the camera, and connect the AC
adaptor.
Supplied cable adaptor
Supplied AC adaptor
To power outlet
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Supplied power cord
Shooting
kVideo clip recording
1
2
3
Video clip recording
button [
]
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second to turn
the camera on.
Still image shooting
button [
]
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the video clip
recording button [
].
h Recording begins.
h To stop recording, press
the video clip recording
button again.
kStill image
photography
1
2
3
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second to turn
the camera on.
ON/OFF
button
Main switch
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Set the main switch to REC.
Press the still image
shooting button [
].
h The image is captured.
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Playback
kVideo clip playback
1
Set the main switch to PLAY.
h The display switches to the
Playback Screen.
h Toggle the SET button to
the left or right to display the
video clip you wish to play
back.
h Video clips are indicated by
a video clip pattern along
the top and bottom of the
screen.
2
Press the SET button.
h Playback of the selected
video clip begins.
h When the main switch is
moved to REC, the display
changes to the Shooting
Screen.
kStill image playback
1
Set the main switch to PLAY.
h The display switches to the
Playback Screen.
h To view other images,
toggle the SET button to the
left or right.
h When the main switch is
moved to REC, the display
changes to the Shooting
Screen.
When you are finished using the camera...
Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second to turn the camera off.
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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION
Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From
creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various
techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the
following table.
Shooting/recording
Basic operation
Convenient
functions
Log the date and
time of your photos
For more accurate
focus
• “Recording video clips”
on page 42
• “Shooting single shots”
on page 46
• “SEQUENTIAL
SHOTS” on page 52
• “Audio recording” on
page 56
• “DATE AND TIME
SETTING” on page 36
• “FOCUS RANGE”
(manual focus) on
page 79
Zoom in on the
subject
• “USING THE ZOOM”
on page 60
Close-up
photography
Set the focus to a
narrow range
• “FOCUS AREA
SETTING” on page 81
• “FOCUS RANGE”
(super macro mode) on
page 79
Optimize the photo
quality
Reduce video clip flicker
• “VIDEO CLIP MODE
(IMAGE QUALITY)
SETTING” on page 71
• “STILL IMAGE MODE
(RESOLUTION)
SETTING” on page 72
Set the camera’s color/contrast
characteristics
• “FLICKER-REDUCTION” on page 128
• “ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY” on page 127
Wide-screen video recording (HD mode)
• “RECORDING IN THE HD MODE” on page 54
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Additional functions
Getting started
shooting/recording
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Convenient
functions
Basic operation
Additional functions
Capture fast-moving subjects
• “SCENE SELECT” (sports mode) on page 73
Shoot in dark conditions
• “EXPOSURE CORRECTION” on page 63
• “SHOOTING WITH THE FLASH” on page 61
• “SCENE SELECT” (night view mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on page 73
Increase the camera’s sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on page 83
Photographing people
• “SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view mode) on page 73
• “FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 76
• “SHOOTING WITH THE FLASH” (red-eye reduction) on page 61
Photographing landscapes
Shooting/recording
• “SCENE SELECT” (landscape mode) on page 73
Take a self-photo
• “SELF-TIMER” on page 86
Make images lighter
or darker
• “EXPOSURE
CORRECTION” on
page 63
Measure the
brightness of a
specific area
• “LIGHT-MEASURING
MODE SETTING” on
page 82
Adjust the camera’s
sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on
page 83
For a more precise
exposure setting
• “EXPOSURE
SETTING” (manual
exposure control) on
page 74
Change the color of
the images
Make white appear
natural
• “FILTERS”
(monochrome filter/
sepia filter) on page 76
• “WHITE BALANCE” on
page 84
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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION
Playback
Basic operation
Convenient
functions
Additional functions
Getting started
viewing images
Adjust the speaker
volume
Smooth out video
clip playback
• “Playing back a video
clip” on page 43
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME”
on page 94
• “SMOOTH PLAYBACK”
on page 116
• “Viewing still images”
on page 48
Search for image/
audio data
Change the angle of
view
• “9-image display
playback” on page 49
• “ROTATE IMAGE” on
page 99
Magnify an image
• “Magnifying (zooming
in) the image” on
page 50
• “Audio playback” on
page 58
Adjust the speaker volume
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME” on page 94
Slideshow playback
• “PLAYBACK METHOD” on page 93
Adjust the monitor brightness
• “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 130
Playback on a TV
Set the TV system
• “CONNECTING TO A TV” on page 149
• “TV OUTPUT
SETTING” on page 133
Data managing/processing
Search for image/audio data
• “9-image display playback” on page 49
Delete data
Protect images from accidental erasure
• “ERASING DATA” on
page 97
• “IMAGE PROTECT” on page 95
Format a card
• “FORMATTING A CARD” on page 142
Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips
• “EDITING VIDEO CLIPS” on page 102
Specify the number of prints, index print, and date imprint
• “PRINT SETTINGS” on page 109
View the settings that were in effect when the image/audio data
was recorded
• “DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)” on page 117
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CONTENTS
QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ........................................................1
CONTENTS ............................................................................................4
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ......................................7
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA ................................11
SYSTEM MAP ......................................................................................14
„ SETUP
PARTS NAMES ....................................................................................15
INSTALLING THE CARD .....................................................................20
PREPARING THE DOCKING STATION ..............................................22
PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT ....................................23
PREPARING THE POWER ..................................................................26
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ..............................................30
OPERATION BUTTONS ......................................................................34
DATE AND TIME SETTING .................................................................36
„ BASIC OPERATION
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES .............................................................39
VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK ......................................42
CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES ...........................46
SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP ..........51
SEQUENTIAL SHOTS ..........................................................................52
RECORDING IN THE HD MODE .........................................................54
AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK ...............................................56
SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK WITH THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT ..............................................................................59
USING THE ZOOM ..............................................................................60
SHOOTING WITH THE FLASH ............................................................61
EXPOSURE CORRECTION .................................................................63
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CONTENTS
„ SHOOTING
DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS ........................ 65
VIDEO CLIP MODE (IMAGE QUALITY) SETTING ............................. 71
STILL IMAGE MODE (RESOLUTION) SETTING ................................ 72
SCENE SELECT .................................................................................. 73
EXPOSURE SETTING ........................................................................ 74
FILTERS .............................................................................................. 76
MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) ............................ 77
FOCUS RANGE ................................................................................... 79
FOCUS AREA SETTING ..................................................................... 81
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ............................................... 82
ISO SENSITIVITY ................................................................................ 83
WHITE BALANCE ................................................................................ 84
SELF-TIMER ........................................................................................ 86
SEQUENTIAL SHOTS MODE SETTING ............................................. 87
„ PLAYBACK
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS ........................ 89
PLAYBACK METHOD ......................................................................... 93
PLAYBACK VOLUME .......................................................................... 94
IMAGE PROTECT ............................................................................... 95
ERASING DATA .................................................................................. 97
ROTATE IMAGE .................................................................................. 99
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) .................................................. 100
EXTRACTING A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP ..................... 101
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS ..................................................................... 102
PRINT SETTINGS ............................................................................. 109
SMOOTH PLAYBACK ....................................................................... 116
DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) .... 117
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„ OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN ...............................................118
OPERATION SOUNDS ......................................................................121
HELP DISPLAY ..................................................................................123
POST-VIEW SETTING .......................................................................124
WIND NOISE REDUCTION ................................................................125
NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ......................................................126
ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY .........................................................127
FLICKER-REDUCTION ......................................................................128
DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING .................................................................129
MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ..................................................................130
ADJUST THE VOLUME OF AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE ............131
SCREEN LANGUAGE ........................................................................132
TV OUTPUT SETTING .......................................................................133
POWER SAVE FUNCTION ................................................................137
FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION ............................................................139
FORMATTING A CARD .....................................................................142
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ............................................144
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY ...............................145
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE ..............147
„ OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................149
DIRECT PRINTING ............................................................................153
CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE ................................162
„ APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................163
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................170
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................180
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES .......................................................190
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
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i Handstrap and camera case:
1 set
i SANYO Software Pack
(CD-ROM): 2
i Li-ion battery pack: 1
i Docking station: 1
i Dedicated S-AV interface cable: 1
i Dedicated USB interface
cable: 1
i Dedicated component cable: 1
i AC adaptor and power cord: 1
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i Remote control unit: 1
i Lithium battery (CR2025) for
remote control unit: 1
i Lens cap and strap: 1
i Cable adaptor: 1
i Microphone connection
cable: 1
i Core for external
microphone: 1
i “SAFETY MANUAL”
(safety precautions booklet)
Please read this booklet
carefully before using the
digital camera.
i Quick Guide
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
How to use the accessories
k Handstrap
k Lens cap
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k Camera case
Media cards that can be used with this camera
The type of card that can be inserted into and used with this camera is:
i SD Memory Card
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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA
Your camera is a digital movie camera with the ability to shoot and play back
video clips with high image quality. Video clips can be recorded at a 60 fps
frame rate with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and in addition, video clips recorded at
30 fps can be played back at 60 fps. Of course, your camera captures highquality still images, as you would expect, and you can even capture still
images while recording a video clip.
The docking station makes it simple to connect other devices to your camera,
providing you with the double advantages of both high functionality and ease
of use.
Wide-screen recording and playback (HD mode) (page 54)
In addition to the standard recording mode (normal mode, 4:3 aspect
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Very high image quality with 60 fps shooting (page 71)
Compared to the standard 30 fps TV images, the movement of even fastmoving subjects will appear smooth and even in the video clips you
record at 60 fps.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 60fps HR
Capture still shots while recording a video clip (page 51)
Suppose that while you’re recording a video clip, there’s a scene you’d
like to keep as a still photo. Your camera makes it possible to record the
still photo without interrupting the video clip recording.
Still image shooting
button [
]
Video clip recording
button [
]
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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA
Docking station for easy connection
The docking station simplifies those complicated connections to your
TV or computer. Just set the camera in the docking station, and you can
view your photos on your TV or computer right away.
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SYSTEM MAP
You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities.
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SETUP
PARTS NAMES
Camera
Front
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<To open the monitor unit>
ON/OFF button
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PARTS NAMES
Rear
Still image shooting
button [
]
Monitor
Multi-indicator
Video clip
recording button
[
]
Zoom switch
Main switch
Card slot cover
ON/OFF button
HD/NORM button
Sequential/
single button
[O/
]
SET button
MENU
button
Bottom
Tripod stand hole
h Open the
monitor unit
before mounting
the camera on a
tripod.
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Docking station
terminal
Docking station
Front
Docking station
terminal
Operation
mode button
[
]
Rear
DC IN terminal
COMPONENT terminal
USB/AV terminal
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PARTS NAMES
Remote control unit
<In the shooting mode>
<In the playback mode>
1 (inoperative)
Still image shooting button
2 (inoperative)
Video clip recording button
3 SET button
SET button
4 Works the same as toggling SET
Works the same as toggling SET
button to the left
button to the left
5 Works the same as toggling SET
5 Works the same as toggling SET
button up
button up or pushing zoom
6 Works the same as toggling SET
switch toward the [T] ([]]) side
button to the right
6 Works the same as toggling SET
7 Works the same as toggling SET
button to the right
button down
7 Works the same as toggling SET
8 CH button
button down or pushing zoom
9 MENU button
switch toward the [W] ([P]) side
8 CH button
9 MENU button
* Operation shortcuts are not available from the remote control unit.
1
2
3
4
Cable adaptor
Docking station
terminal
USB/AV terminal
* The dedicated component
cable (supplied) cannot be
connected to the USB/AV
terminal.
DC IN terminal
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INSTALLING THE CARD
Be sure to format a newly purchased card or one that was used in another
device before using it in your camera (page 142). If an unformatted card is
used, the card itself may become unusable.
1
Open the card slot cover, and
insert the card in the card slot.
Card slot
cover
2
3
Insert the card all the way in.
h Firmly insert the card until it
clicks into place.
Close the card slot cover.
Card slot
Card
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INSTALLING THE CARD
<To remove the card...>
h To remove the card, press it down, and then release. The card will
protrude slightly, and you can then pull it out.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card.
i Doing so may damage the card or the stored data.
If the multi-indicator is flashing red...
i Never remove the card when the multi-indicator is flashing red, as doing so
may result in loss of data stored in the card.
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PREPARING THE DOCKING STATION
The supplied docking station is used to connect your camera to a computer,
printer or TV, as well as to charge the battery pack installed in the camera.
1
Connect the docking station to a power outlet.
h Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord.
Docking station
DC IN terminal
Supplied AC adaptor
Supplied power cord
To power outlet
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PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
The remote control unit can be used to take pictures and play them back with
the camera.
Insert the battery
Install the supplied battery (CR2025) in the remote control unit.
1
2
3
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Pull out the battery case.
Battery case
Insert the supplied battery.
h Wipe the battery with a soft, dry
cloth before inserting it.
h Insert the battery with the (+) mark
facing upward.
Reinsert the battery case.
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Battery for remote
control unit
How to use the remote control unit
The remote control unit can be used at an angle that is displaced 15
degrees horizontally from the remote control sensor on the front of the
camera, at a distance of up to 7 meters. When operating the remote
control unit, remove any object that may obstruct the path between it
and the remote control sensor.
Remote control sensor
At a distance of up to 7 meters
15° horizontally
To AC
adaptor
Infrared emitter
CAUTION
i If the remote control unit is operated in sunlight or under inverter lighting,
the remote control receiving range may become shorter. This is a
characteristic of the infrared remote control unit and is not a defect. To
avoid this malfunction when operating the remote control unit, take care to
shield the remote control sensor from strong light.
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PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Changing the remote control code
The remote control unit will also work with other Sanyo cameras that
can be operated by infrared remote control. When more than one
camera is present, it is recommended to change the remote control
code to ensure that only the intended camera operates when the remote
control unit is used. The remote control code is set to “RC CODE 1” at
the time of purchase.
<Changing the remote control code from “RC CODE 1” to “RC CODE 2”>
1
2
3
Aim the infrared emitter at the remote control sensor on the docking
station.
Hold down the CH button and press the [J] button for about 3
seconds.
Press a button on the remote control unit and check that the camera
is receiving correctly.
h The remote control codes are retained even if the batteries in the
remote control unit or camera are replaced.
h If the remote control codes for the remote control unit and the camera
and do not match, the remote control unit cannot be used to operate
the camera.
<Resetting the remote control code to “RC CODE 1”>
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2
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Aim the infrared emitter at the remote control sensor on the docking
station.
Hold down the CH button and press the [I] button for about 3
seconds.
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PREPARING THE POWER
Please charge the supplied battery pack before using it. Power to the camera
can also be supplied from a power outlet if the docking station or the cable
adaptor is used.
Charging the battery pack
1
2
While pressing the battery
cover lock, slide it (1), and
pull out the battery cover
toward the bottom of the
camera (2).
Open the battery cover (3).
h The battery cover comes off.
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PREPARING THE POWER
3
Insert the battery pack.
h Take care that it is positioned
correctly.
4
5
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Battery pack
Close the battery cover.
<To remove the battery pack...>
h Raise the edge of the battery pack
to remove it.
Prepare the docking station
(page 22).
Close the camera’s monitor unit,
and set the camera in the docking
station.
h Set the camera securely, making
sure that the camera is correctly
oriented in relation to the terminal
contacts in the docking station.
h Charging begins when the camera
is set in the docking station.
h During charging, the charge
indicator is lit red. When charging
is completed, the charge indicator
turns off.
h If the charge indicator flashes red,
it indicates that the battery pack is
defective or the camera is not
correctly set in the docking station.
Reset the camera correctly in the
docking station.
h The charging time is approx. 90
minutes.
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Charge
indicator
Docking station terminal
CAUTION
Using the camera when it is set in the docking station...
i You can photograph and view images while the camera is set in the
docking station. The battery pack can be charged when the camera is in
the playback mode, but not in the shooting mode.
Do not charge the battery pack battery pack immediately after the
camera has been in continuous use for a long time
i The battery pack becomes hot when the camera is used continuously for a
long time. If you attempt to charge the battery pack in this state, the charge
indicator may flash red and it may not be possible to charge the battery
pack. Wait until the battery pack has cooled down before attempting to
charge it.
HINT
About the internal backup battery
i This camera’s internal battery serves to maintain the date and time
settings, as well as the shooting settings. The backup battery will be fully
charged when the battery pack is kept in the camera continuously for about
2 days. In the fully charged state, the backup battery will maintain the
camera settings for about 7 days.
When not using the camera for a long time, remove the battery pack.
i A small amount of power is still used even if the camera is turned off, and it
is therefore recommended that the battery pack be removed from the
camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the
battery pack is removed for a long period, the time and date settings may
be cleared. Before using your camera again, be sure to confirm that the
camera settings are correct.
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PREPARING THE POWER
When using a power outlet
Power to the camera can be supplied from a power outlet if the docking
station or the cable adaptor is used.
Using the docking station
Use the supplied power cord to connect the
docking station to a power outlet, and set
the camera in the docking station.
Using the cable adaptor
Connect the cable adaptor to the camera, and use the supplied power cord to
connect the cable adaptor to a power outlet.
Supplied cable adaptor
Supplied AC adaptor
To power outlet
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Supplied power cord
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Turning on the camera
1
2
3
Set the main switch.
To shoot pictures:
Set to REC
To play back images:
Set to PLAY
Main switch
Recording
Open the monitor unit.
Playback
Monitor unit
Press the ON/OFF button for at
least 1 second.
h The camera turns on, and an
image appears on the monitor.
ON/OFF button
Monitor
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) function is active
In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function
will automatically turn off the camera after one minute of no use during
shooting, or five minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset
setting).
i When the power save function is active, you can restore the power by any
of the following methods:
h Move the main switch.
h Press the ON/OFF button.
h Press the still image shooting/video clip recording button.
h Press the SET or MENU button.
h Press the zoom switch.
h Press the flash button [?].
h Press the HD/NORM button.
h Press the sequential/single button [O/
].
i After the power save function has been active for about 1 hour, the camera
will switch to the standby mode. In this case, you can restore the power by
pressing the ON/OFF button, or by closing and then opening the monitor unit.
i When the AC adaptor is connected, the power save function will become
active about 10 minutes after the camera is turned on (factory-preset
setting).
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is
activated (page 137).
i When the camera is connected to a computer or printer, the power save
function becomes active after about 12 hours.
Turning off the camera
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Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second.
h The camera turns off.
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HINT
To immediately activate the power save function
i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to active the power save function.
About the standby mode
i To turn off the camera only briefly, you can close the monitor unit to put the
camera in the standby mode. The standby mode uses almost no power.
When the monitor unit is opened again, the camera turns on immediately
and you are ready to shoot or view images without any delay.
If the date and time setting has been completed (page 36)...
i The current time is shown on the monitor when the camera is turned on.
CAUTION
If the K icon appears...
i When a picture is taken, the date and time it was captured are recorded
with it. If the date and time settings have not been completed (page 36),
the date and time cannot be recorded with the captured images. For this
reason, immediately after the camera is turned on, the “SET DATE AND
TIME” reminder briefly appears, after which the K icon is shown on the
Shooting Screen. To have the date and time recorded with the images,
please complete this setting before capturing images.
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SET DATE AND TIME
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Caution when using the monitor
i If an image is continuously displayed for an extended period of time, it may
result in a burn-in* effect on a part of the camera’s monitor. To prevent
burn-in, it is recommended that you avoid prolonged display of a still image
or paused image.
* Burn-in: A phenomenon whereby the faint outline of a static image
appears to remain on the screen.
i The colors of images as viewed on the camera’s monitor may appear
slightly different depending on the angle of view. Prolonged exposure of
the monitor to direct sunlight or leaving the camera in a high-temperature
environment (such as in a car) are conditions that may adversely affect the
color display and which should therefore be avoided.
i If the monitor is exposed to strong light, it may result in an abnormal
brightness in a part of the image. This is not a failure of the monitor. You
can reduce this phenomenon by shielding the monitor from light with your
hand or by adjusting the angle of the monitor unit. Note that this
phenomenon does not in any way affect the recorded images.
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OPERATION BUTTONS
The procedures to change the camera settings, choose images, etc., are
performed by using the SET button to control the monitor display. This
operation is used very frequently, so it is best to become familiar with it right
away.
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OPERATION BUTTONS
<Select the icon to the left or right>
To select the icon to the right,
toggle the SET button to the right.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 60fps HR
To select the icon to the left,
toggle the SET button to the left.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 60fps HR
<Actuate the selected icon>
Press the SET button. The selected
icon moves to the left end of the
lineup.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 60fps HR
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is
taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before
capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set.
Example: To set the clock to 7:30 p.m. on December 24, 2006
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the clock set icon C, and
press the SET button.
h The Clock Set Screen appears.
h The current date and time settings
are shown.
h Follow the procedures below to
enable or disable the date display
during playback, to set the display
format for the date, and to set the
date and time.
h To return to the Option Screen,
press the MENU button, or select
“EXIT” and press the SET button.
CLOCK SET
DATE
2006/01/01
TIME
00:00
DISP
Y/M/D
EXIT
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
3
4
5
Set the date.
CLOCK SET
1 Select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
DATE
h The Set Date Screen appears.
3 Set the date to “2006/12/24”.
h The date is set in the following
order: Set the year → Set the
month → Set the day.
h Toggle the SET button left or
right to select year, month or
day. Toggle the SET button up
or down to increase or decrease the number.
4 Press the SET button.
2006/12/24
Set the clock.
1 Select “TIME”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Time Screen appears.
3 Set the time to “19:30”.
h The time is set in the following
order: Set the hour → Set the
minute.
h A 24-hour clock is used for the
time display.
4 Press the SET button.
Set the order in which the date is
displayed during playback.
1 Select “DISP”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Format Screen
appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down.
h Toggle the SET button up to
change the displayed date order
as follows:
Toggle the SET button down to change it in the reverse order.
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h If “DISP OFF” is selected, the date the image was captured is not
shown during playback.
4 Press the SET button.
6
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h The date and time setting is completed, and you are returned to the
Option Screen.
h To return to the Shooting or Playback Screen, press the MENU button.
HINT
i Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an
internal battery will maintain the date and time settings. However, there is a
small chance the settings may be lost (The backup will last for about 7
days). It is recommended to check that the date and time settings are still
correct after replacing the battery pack and before shooting or recording of
any type (follow steps 1 and 2).
To correct the date and time settings
i After steps 1 and 2, select the line of the setting that you want to change,
press the SET button, and follow the steps in the respective paragraphs
above to change the setting.
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BASIC OPERATION
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
How to hold the camera
Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and
making sure the camera is stable.
Correct hold
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking the
lens or flash.
Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the strap.
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode can be rotated when
they are played back (page 99).
i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the
image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.
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Using the autofocus
The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are
certain conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work
properly. If the autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus
range to capture images (page 79).
k Conditions that may cause incorrect focus
The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus
function may not work.
i Subjects with low contrast, very bright
subjects at the center of the image or
dark subjects or locations
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object with contrast at the
same distance as the desired subject.
i Subjects without vertical lines
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus while framing the subject vertically,
then re-orient the camera to compose a
horizontally framed image.
The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus
function may work, but not as desired.
i When both near and far objects are
present
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object at the same distance as
the desired subject, then reposition the
camera to compose the picture.
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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
i Fast-moving subjects
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object at the same distance as
the desired subject, then reposition the
camera to compose the picture.
Hints for taking pictures
Muting the operation sounds
i The operation sounds that are generated, for example, when the still image
shooting button, MENU button or SET button is pressed, as well as the
audio guidance when you switch the mode, can be muted (page 121).
Where is the image and audio data saved?
i All the image and sound data is recorded on the card installed in the
camera.
Taking pictures in backlight conditions...
i When taking pictures with the light coming from behind the subject, due to
the characteristics of the lens, light lines or ghost patterns (flare
phenomenon) may appear in the captured image. In this situation, it is
recommended that you avoid taking pictures with the subject lit from behind.
While the image data is being recorded...
i While the multi-indicator is flashing red, the image data is being written to
the memory, during which time it is not possible to capture another image.
Another image can be captured after the flashing red indicator turns off.
However, even when the multi-indicator is flashing red, depending on the
camera’s internal memory remaining capacity, in some cases the next
image can be captured about 2 seconds after shooting.
Checking the last image shot (instant review)
i After shooting a picture, you can immediately view it by pressing the SET
button once.
i During instant review of a video clip, normal play, reverse play and pause,
etc. are available (page 43).
i If you wish to delete the image (for a video clip, it must be in the pause or
stop mode), toggle the SET button up to access the delete function.
i You can view other images while the instant review display is showing by
toggling the SET button to the left or right.
i Cancel the instant review display by toggling the SET button down.
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VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Recording video clips
1
2
3
Turn on the camera.
If the monitor unit is closed
→ Open the monitor unit.
If the camera is in the power
save mode → Press the ON/
OFF button.
Monitor unit
Video clip recording
button [
]
Set the main switch to
REC.
Press the video clip
recording button [
].
h Recording begins.
4
Main switch
End the recording.
h Press the video clip
recording button again to
stop recording.
00:00:15
Recording time
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VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Playing back a video clip
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To do this...
Normal forward playback
Stop playback
Pause
To play back During forward
playback
one image at
a time (single- During reverse
frame step)
playback
During forward
playback
Slow
playback During reverse
playback
Forward
playback
To
accelerate
playback
Reverse
playback
Return to normal playback
speed
Adjusting the volume
Do this
Press the SET button.
During playback, toggle the SET button down.
During playback, press the SET button or
toggle the SET button up.
During accelerated playback, toggle the SET
button up.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the right.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the left.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the right.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the left.
During forward playback, toggle the SET
button to the right.
* The playback speed changes each time the
SET button is toggled to the right, as follows:
Normal playback → 2x → 5x → 10x → 15x
Toggle the SET button to the left to resume
normal playback speed.
During forward playback, toggle the SET
button to the left.
* The playback speed changes each time the
SET button is toggled to the left, as follows:
15x ← 10x ← 5x
Toggle the SET button to the right to resume
normal playback speed.
Press the SET button.
Louder: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [T] side.
Softer: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [W] side.
When you are finished using the camera...
i Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off.
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VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
HINT
Adjusting the monitor brightness
i While the Shooting Screen is active, You can quickly access the screen for
adjusting the brightness of the monitor by pressing the MENU button for at
least 1 second.
The focus can be locked.
i The autofocus can be set to a fixed focus during video clip recording if you
toggle the SET button up. When the autofocus is fixed, the p icon
appears on the monitor.
i When the focus range (page 79) setting is changed, the focus lock is
released.
The data for a video clip is very large.
i Therefore, be aware that if the video clip is uploaded to a computer to be
played back, the computer may not be able to play back the video fast
enough, making it appear jerky. (The video will always be displayed
properly on the monitor or a television.)
When the remaining card memory becomes 10 percent or less of the
total card capacity...
i
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
Shooting single shots
1
Press the ON/OFF button to
turn the camera on.
Main switch
2
3
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the still image shooting
button [
].
1 Press the still image
shooting button halfway.
h The autofocus operates,
and the image is focused
(focus lock).
2 Continue to gently press
the still image shooting
button all the way.
h The shutter releases and
the image is captured.
h You can view the captured
image on the monitor by
keeping the still image
shooting button depressed
when you capture the
image (post-view
[page 124]).
1
2
Still image shooting
button [
]
F3.5
1/40
Target mark
Shutter speed
Aperture
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
HINT
Target mark
What is the camera focusing on?
i A target mark & on the monitor shows the
area the camera is focusing on.
i The camera automatically determines the
correct focus by measuring from 5
different focus points within the shooting
area. If the target mark is at a position
that is different from the point you wish to
F3.5
focus on, you can refocus, for example,
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by changing the shooting angle.
i The large target mark appears when
Shutter speed
the camera focuses on a wide area in
the center of the screen.
Aperture
The shutter speed and aperture are
displayed
i When the camera focuses and the target mark appears, at the same time, the
shutter speed and aperture settings are also displayed. You can use them as a
reference when shooting.
If the camera shake icon > appears...
i During still image shooting, if the shutter speed is slow and the possibility
that the image may be blurred due to camera shake becomes high, the
camera shake icon may appear on the monitor. In this case, use a tripod to
stabilize the camera when shooting, or set the flash operation mode to
automatic (page 61).
i When shooting with the scene select function set to the fireworks +
mode, the camera shake icon always appears, but this is normal.
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Viewing still images
1
2
Set the main switch to PLAY.
h An image is displayed on the
monitor.
Main switch
Select the image you wish to
view.
To display the previous image,
toggle the SET button to the left.
To display the next image, toggle
the SET button to the right.
h For video clips and audio data,
press the SET button to start
playback.
SET button
100-0001
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
9-image display playback
1
2
3
Set the main switch to PLAY.
Main switch
Push the zoom switch toward
the [W] ([P]) side.
h The 9-image display appears.
Zoom switch
Select the image to play back.
h Toggle the SET button up,
down, left or right to move the
orange frame to the desired
image, and press the SET
button.
Instead of pressing the SET
button, you can push the zoom
switch toward the [T] ([]])
side to show the image full
screen.
SET button
Video clip
Orange frame
Still image
101
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
Audio data
Image number
Folder number
HINT
i The 9-image multi-playback display can also be accessed by selecting P
on the Playback Setting Screen.
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Magnifying (zooming in) the image
1
2
Display the image that you want to magnify.
h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify.
Push the zoom switch toward the [T]
([]]) side.
h Magnification is enabled.
h The image is magnified, and the
central portion of image is
displayed.
h Toggle the SET button to view
different parts of the magnified
image.
To magnify:
Magnification increases each time
the zoom switch is pushed toward
the [T] ([]]) side.
To return to normal size:
Magnification decreases each time
the zoom switch is pushed toward
the [W] ([P]) side.
h Press the SET button to return to
the normal (100%) view.
113%
ZOOM
MOVE
100%
ZOOM I/O
PRESS SHUTTER TO SAVE
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image.
i Press the still image shooting button. The magnified portion is saved as a
new still image.
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SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP
You can capture a still image while recording a video clip.
1
2
3
4
Press the ON/OFF button for at
least 1 second to turn the camera
on.
Video clip recording
button [
]
Still image shooting button
[
]
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the video clip recording
button [
].
When you see a scene you’d like
to capture as a still image, press
the still image shooting button
[
].
Main switch
5
End the recording.
h Press the video clip recording
button to stop recording.
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CAUTION
i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not operate.
i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the display briefly pauses,
and then returns to the video clip display after the still image is captured.
i If the still image resolution is set to v, it automatically changes to r and the
image is captured.
i If the video clip mode is set to T and the still image resolution is set to A, the
resolution automatically changes to [ and the image is captured.
i It is not possible to shoot a still image while recording a video clip when the
remaining video clip recording time is 10 seconds or less.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
Your camera is capable of capturing both standard sequential shots and auto
bracket shots (sequential images as the exposure changes). The procedure
below explains how to take standard sequential shots. For information
concerning auto bracket shots, please see page 87.
1
2
3
4
Press the ON/OFF button for at
least 1 second to turn the
camera on.
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the sequential/single
button [O/
].
h The camera switches to the
sequential shots mode, and
the sequential shots icon P
appears on the monitor.
h Each time the sequential/
single button is pressed, the
camera switches between the
single shot mode and the
sequential shots mode.
Press the still image shooting
button.
h Shooting begins. Shooting
continues as long as the still
image shooting button is kept
pressed.
h The maximum number of
sequential shots is 3.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
5
Release the still image shooting button.
h Shooting ends.
h The playback procedure for images in a sequential shots series is the
same as for single-shot still images (page 48).
HINT
About the focus during sequential shots shooting
i When sequential shots are captured, the autofocus operates when the still
image shooting button is pressed halfway, fixing the focus.
i Sequential shots shooting at a resolution of v is not possible. If the
resolution is set to v, it automatically changes to s.
Can the self-timer and/or flash be used?
i The self-timer and flash do not operate when shooting sequential shots.
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RECORDING IN THE HD MODE
In addition to the standard video clip recording mode (normal mode, aspect
ratio 4:3), your camera can also record video clips in the wide-screen mode
(HD mode) with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Switching between the normal mode and HD mode
1
2
3
4
Press the ON/OFF button for at
least 1 second to turn the
camera on.
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the HD/NORM button.
h The monitor display changes to
the 16:9 aspect ratio HD mode.
h Each time the HD/NORM
button is pressed, the mode
switches between the HD
mode and the normal mode.
Press the video clip recording
button [
].
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RECORDING IN THE HD MODE
Outline of the HD Mode Shooting Screen
In the HD mode, the lighter area on the screen indicates the recording area.
Normal mode capture area
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HD mode
capture area
AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Your camera can make audio recordings and play them back.
Audio recording
1
2
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the MENU button.
h The menu display appears.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
3
From the video clip mode menu,
select the audio memo icon <,
and press the SET button.
h The audio recording mode is
enabled.
h The menu display is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
Remaining time
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00:10:15
F3.5
1/40
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AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
4
5
Press the video clip recording
button.
h Audio recording begins. During
recording, < appears in the
monitor.
It is not necessary to continue
pressing the video clip recording
button while shooting.
h The maximum time for recording a
continuous audio memo is about 13
hours.
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End the recording.
h Press the video clip recording button again to stop recording.
HINT
You can capture a still image during an audio recording
i Note, however, that if the resolution in the still image mode is set to k, it
automatically changes to r and the image is captured.
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Audio playback
1
2
Display the desired audio data.
00:00:00
Play back the recording.
Start forward playback:
Press the SET button.
Pause: During playback, press the
SET button, or toggle the SET
button up. During fast forward
or fast reverse, toggle the SET
button up.
Stop playback:
During playback, toggle the SET button down.
Fast forward/fast reverse:
h Fast forward/fast reverse playback is possible at 2x (forward only),
5x, 10x and 15x.
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right during playback to
activate fast forward/fast reverse.
h The playback speed changes each time the SET button is toggled
to the left or right.
Fast forward (toggle the SET button to the right)
2x → 5x → 10x → 15x
* Toggle the SET button to the left to return to normal speed.
Fast reverse (toggle the SET button to the left)
15x ← 10x ← 5x
* Toggle the SET button to the right to return to normal speed.
CAUTION
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the audio memo is played back in the
fast playback or fast reverse mode.
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SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK WITH
THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
The remote control sensor on your camera makes it possible to capture
images and play them back using the supplied remote control unit.
1
2
3
4
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Prepare the remote control unit (page 23).
Turn the camera on, and set the main switch to REC or PLAY.
h Set the main switch to REC for shooting, or to PLAY for playback.
Aim the remote control unit at the camera’s remote control sensor.
h Open the monitor unit.
Press the buttons on the remote control unit to operate the camera.
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USING THE ZOOM
Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom.
You can specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled (page 129).
1
2
Point the camera lens at the
subject.
Press [T] or [W] on the zoom
switch to compose the desired
image.
[T]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is
pressed, the zoom bar appears
on the monitor.
h When moving the optical zoom,
press the zoom switch lightly to
zoom slowly, and press more
strongly to zoom quickly.
h When the optical zoom factor is at
maximum, zooming stops
temporarily. When the zoom
switch is pressed toward the [T]
side again, the mode changes to
the digital zoom mode and
zooming continues.
Zoom switch
Monitor
Zoom bar
Magnification
When both
optical and digital
zoom are enabled
Optical zoom
Digital zoom (yellow)
When optical
zoom only is
enabled
3
Pointer
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 42.
For shooting single shots, see page 46.
For shooting sequential shots, see page 52.
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SHOOTING WITH THE FLASH
The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light,
but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera’s
flash has four modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode,
flash off mode, and red-eye reduction mode). Select the flash mode that is
appropriate for the surrounding conditions. The flash can be enabled only
when taking single-shot still images.
1
Set the main switch to REC.
2
Press the flash button to
extend the flash.
h The flash setting appears
on the monitor.
Flash button
No flash indication:
The camera will detect
the subject brightness
and use the flash only
when required. In a
backlight situation, if only
the center of the image is
very dark, the flash will
operate to compensate
(auto flash).
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Flash setting
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m:The flash will operate with every image captured regardless
of the conditions. Use this setting under backlight conditions,
when the subject is in shade, under fluorescent lighting
conditions, etc. (forced flash).
l:The flash will not operate even in dark situations. Use this
setting when capturing an image in a location where flash
photography is prohibited, or when shooting a night
landscape scene (flash off).
J:The digital camera will detect the subject brightness and use
the flash only when required. At this time the flash will
operate in a manner that reduces the red reflection (“redeye”) in the subject’s eyes (red-eye reduction).
3
4
Press the flash button to set the flash mode.
h Each time the flash button is pressed, the flash mode changes.
h Display the icon for the desired flash mode.
Press the still image shooting button.
h The picture is snapped and the flash operates according to the
selected mode.
HINT
i The flash cannot be used during video clip recording or in the sequential
shots mode.
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EXPOSURE CORRECTION
When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker.
1
2
3
63
Set the main switch to REC.
h If the Shooting Setting
Screen is displayed, press
the MENU button to exit it.
While the Shooting Screen is
displayed, toggle the SET
button to the right.
h The exposure correction bar
appears.
Toggle the SET button to the
left or right to adjust the
exposure.
h The exposure setting
numerical value is shown at
the left end of the exposure
bar.
h The exposure can be set to a
value from –1.8EV to
+1.8EV.
h The exposure correction bar
is canceled when the MENU
button or the SET button is
pressed.
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HINT
The exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases:
i When the pointer is set to the center position.
i When the Option Screen is accessed.
i When the main switch is set to PLAY.
i After the power is turned off.
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SHOOTING
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
The Shooting Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s shooting
settings. The Shooting Setting Screens are organized into two displays:
PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 67) cover the basic
shooting settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 69) provide you with more
detailed settings.
1
Turn on the camera (page 30).
2
Set the main switch to REC.
3
Main switch
Press the MENU button.
h The Shooting Setting Screen
appears.
h Pressing the MENU button
again will cancel the
Shooting Setting Screen.
MENU button
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
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SWITCHING THE PAGE
Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa, depending on how you wish to
use your camera.
1
2
Display a Shooting Setting Screen.
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The Shooting Setting Screen PAGE
changes.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the PAGE changes.
PAGE indication
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
<Example: Shooting Setting
Screen: PAGE 1>
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
<Example: Shooting Setting
Screen: PAGE 2>
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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Overview of the Shooting Setting Screens
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1 Video clip mode menu (page 71)
<In the normal mode>
b: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second, very
high image quality.
T: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
60 frames per second.
a: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second, high
image quality.
d: Record at 320 × 240 pixels,
15 frames per second.
<: Make an audio recording.
<In the HD mode>
U: Record at 1,280 × 720 pixels,
30 frames per second, very
high image quality.
V: Record at 1,280 × 720 pixels,
30 frames per second, high
image quality.
<: Make an audio recording.
2 Still image mode menu (page 72)
r: Shoot image at 2,592 × 1,944
resolution (about 5 million
pixels [normal compression])
k: Shoot image at 3,680 × 2,760
resolution (about 10 million pixels)
s: Shoot image at 2,592 × 1,944
resolution (about 5 million
pixels [low compression])
t: Shoot image at 1,600 × 1,200
resolution (about 2 million pixels)
A: Shoot image at 1,280 × 960
resolution (about 1.2 million pixels)
[: Shoot image at 640 × 480
resolution (about 300,000 pixels)
3 Scene select menu (page 73)
=:
a:
>:
+:
Full auto photography
Sports photography
Portrait photography
Landscape photography
/: Night view photography
+: Fireworks photography
Q: Lamp photography
4 Manual exposure setting
menu (page 74)
@: The exposure is set
automatically.
T: Set the shutter speed and ND
filter settings.
g: Set the aperture size and ND
filter settings.
,: Set the aperture size, shutter
speed and ND filter settings.
5 Filter menu (page 76)
&:
%:
W:
,:
No filter
Cosmetic filter selected
Monochrome filter selected
Sepia filter selected
6 In the single-shot/video clip
recording modes: Self-timer
menu (page 86)
N: Self-timer off
y: Shooting begins 2 seconds
after the still image shooting
button or video clip recording
button is pressed.
x: Shooting begins 10 seconds
after the still image shooting
button or video clip recording
button is pressed.
6 In the sequential shots mode:
Sequential shots mode menu
(page 87)
h Appears only in the sequential shots mode.
P: Standard sequential shots
’: AE shift sequential shots
(auto bracket series)
7 Option icon (page 118)
h Displays the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 66)
9 Help display (page 123)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 147)
* When you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously enabled,
the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and the other
settings accordingly change automatically.
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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
PAGE 2
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
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1 Image stabilizer menu
(page 77)
p: Shoot using the video clip
field of view display.
q: Shoot using the still image
field of view display.
]: Image stabilizer function off
2 Focus menu (page 79)
-:
*:
-:
+:
All ranges mode
Normal mode
Manual mode
Super macro (close-up)
mode
3 Focus mode menu (page 81)
K: 5-point range finder focus
setting
C: Spot focus setting
4 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 82)
n: Multi-section lightmeasuring setting
W: Center-weighted lightmeasuring setting
Y: Spot light-measuring
setting
6 White balance menu (page 84)
>: White balance is
automatically adjusted
depending on ambient
lighting
r: For photography in fair
weather (sunny) conditions
o: In overcast conditions
p: Under fluorescent lighting
q: Under incandescent
lighting
]: For setting the most
accurate white balance
7 Option icon (page 118)
h Display the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 66)
9 Help display (page 123)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 147)
5 ISO sensitivity menu
(page 83)
t: Auto sensitivity
(corresponds to ISO 50 to
200)
*: Corresponds to ISO 50
u: Corresponds to ISO 100
v: Corresponds to ISO 200
w: Corresponds to ISO 400
* When you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously enabled,
the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and the other
settings accordingly change automatically.
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VIDEO CLIP MODE (IMAGE QUALITY) SETTING
When it comes to video clips, a larger number of pixels and a higher frame
rate means better image quality and smoother playback. On the other hand,
the file size becomes large and uses more memory. Set the image quality to a
setting that’s right for your purpose.
1
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
2
Select the video clip mode menu.
Setting
HD mode
U
V
Resolution
(units: pixels)
Frame
rate
1,280 × 720
30 fps
b
Normal
mode
HD mode/
normal
mode
3
T
640 × 480
a
Image quality
Very high image quality
High image quality
30 fps
Very high image quality
60 fps
High image quality
30 fps
High image quality
d
320 × 240
15 fps
Standard image quality
<
—
—
—
Select the desired icon from the video clip mode menu, and press
the SET button.
h This completes the video clip mode setting.
CAUTION
When editing video clips...
i In order for video clips to be joined, they must have been photographed in
the same mode.
i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined.
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STILL IMAGE MODE (RESOLUTION)
SETTING
By setting the still image resolution (pixels) to a higher setting, image detail is
enhanced for a smoother, finer picture. However, the file size also becomes
large and uses more memory. Select the resolution setting that suits your
purpose.
1
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
2
Select the still image mode menu.
3
Setting
Resolution
(units: pixels)
Compression
Applicable shooting
mode(s)
k
3,680 × 2,760
Standard
compression
Single shot
s
2,592 × 1,944
Low compression
r
2,592 × 1,944
G
1,600 × 1,200
A
1,280 × 960
[
640 × 480
Standard
compression
Single shot/
sequential shots
Select the desired icon from the still image resolution menu, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the still image resolution setting.
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SCENE SELECT
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for
specific shooting conditions.
1
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
2
Select the scene select menu.
=: The camera automatically makes the optimum settings suitable for
the surrounding conditions (full auto).
a: Capture a split-second image of a fast-moving subject (sports
mode).
>: Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by blurring the background
(portrait mode).
+: For beautiful shots of distant scenery (landscape mode).
/: Photograph the subject while keeping the background night
scenery (night view mode: For single shot shooting, video clip
recording only).
+: For capturing fireworks at night (fireworks mode: For single shot
shooting, video clip recording only).
Q: Photograph in low-light conditions (lamp mode: For single shot
shooting, video clip recording only).
3
Select the desired icon from the scene select menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the scene select function setting.
h To return to normal photography, select = from the scene select
menu, and press the SET button.
HINT
i When capturing images using the lamp Q, fireworks + or night view
/ setting, use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.
i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to scene select
icons other than = is on page 179.
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EXPOSURE SETTING
Various settings—including shutter speed, aperture size, the ND filter ON/
OFF status—can be set by the user.
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the manual exposure menu.
@: The optimum shutter speed and aperture size are set according to
the brightness of the subject (aperture and shutter variable program
AE).
Example: For simple shooting with minimum setup, using the
camera’s automatic settings.
T: This allows you to set a specific shutter speed and enable/disable
the ND filter. The camera automatically sets an appropriate aperture
size based on this setting (shutter speed priority AE).
Example: To set a fast shutter speed for capturing a clear image
of a fast-moving object, or to set a slow shutter speed to shoot
the flow of a background scene.
By using the flash in combination with a slow shutter speed, you
can create beautiful photographs of people against a
background night scene (slow synchro photography).
g: This allows you to set a specific aperture size and enable/disable
the ND filter. The camera automatically sets an appropriate shutter
speed based on this setting (aperture priority AE).
Example: To open the aperture for portraits with a blurred
background (for a shallow field depth), or to close the aperture
for a clear foreground and background (for a deep field depth).
,: This allows you to set a specific shutter speed, aperture size and
enable/disable the ND filter (manual exposure control).
Example: When shooting in a dark location without using the
flash, set the shutter to stay open for a longer time (slow shutter).
When used for shooting nighttime scenes, you can capture lights
flowing across the image.
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EXPOSURE SETTING
3
4
Select the desired icon from the
manual exposure menu, and press
the SET button.
<If T, g or , was selected>
1 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select ND filter, aperture value
or shutter speed.
2 Toggle the SET button left or right
to change the setting for the
selected parameter.
Press the SET button.
h This completes the exposure
setting.
ND filter
F3.5
1/1500
Shutter speed
Aperture
HINT
i To prevent the effects of camera shake at slow shutter speeds, it is
recommended to use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.
i A slow shutter speed may be useful for photographing in a darker
environment, but noise in the image may be increased.
i To minimize noise in the image, enable the noise reduction function
(page 126).
i The manual exposure setting automatically becomes @ if the scene
select function is active or if the mode is set to the AE shift sequential shots
mode.
i In the sequential shots mode, the shutter speed is faster than 1/15 sec.
i When a video clip is recorded in a video mode other than T with the
shutter speed set to slower than 1/29 sec., the shutter speed during
recording is 1/30 sec. And when a video clip is recorded in the T video
mode with the shutter speed set to slower than 1/59 sec., the shutter
speed during recording is 1/60 sec.
i If the exposure setting is , and the ISO sensitivity set is other than t
(page 83), the exposure correction setting will be disabled.
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FILTERS
The filter feature changes image characteristics such as color tones, to apply
unique effects to the photographed image.
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the filter menu.
&:
%:
W:
,:
3
No filter is used (none).
Skin tones are enhanced in close-up shots (cosmetic filter).
Snap black-and-white photos (monochrome filter).
Create a sepia-tone photo (sepia filter).
Select the desired icon from the filter menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the filter setting.
h To return to normal photography, select & from the filter menu, and
press the SET button.
HINT
i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to filter icons
other than & is on page 179.
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MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)
Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional
hand motion (video clips only).
1
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
2
Select the image stabilizer menu.
p: Compensate for camera shake during video clip recording. The
field of view does not change when the video clip recording button
is pressed, so this setting is convenient when shooting mostly
video clips (video clip field of view display).
q: Compensate for camera shake during video clip recording. The
field of view does not change when the still image recording button
is pressed, so this setting is convenient when shooting mostly still
images (still image field of view display).
]: Disengages the motion compensation function (OFF).
3
Select the desired icon from the image stabilizer menu, and press
the SET button.
h This completes the image stabilizer setting.
HINT
If the motion compensation does not seem to be working...
i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be
possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.
i If the digital zoom (page 60) is being used, the large magnification factor
may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.
i When using a tripod, the docking station or other means to stabilize the
camera, please turn the motion compensation function off ]. If the
motion compensation function is enabled when it is not actually needed, it
may result in an image that appears unnatural.
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<Concerning the changing field of view when motion compensation is
enabled>
i When the motion compensation is set to ON, the field of view during
recording standby differs from the recordable field of view as shown below.
i When set to the motion compensation q setting, the video clip recording
range is as shown in the recording standby screen.
During still image
shooting
Display during
recording standby
For p setting
During video clip
recording
For q setting
Video clip
recording area
For ] setting
i When the still image shooting resolution is set to [ or A and the
scene selection function to =, a, > or + (page 73), a still image
captured during video clip recording will have the same field of view as the
video clip.
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FOCUS RANGE
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the focus range menu.
h When shooting a subject at a medium to far distance, by setting the
focus range to *, you will find it both easier and faster to focus.
-: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity
Tele end: 1 m (3.28 ft.) to infinity (total range mode)
*: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (standard mode)
-: The focus can be manually set to any distance from 1 cm
(0.39 in.) to 40 m (13.12 ft.), as well as to infinity (manual focus).
+: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 1 m (3.28 ft.) (super macro mode: wide end
only)
h When the focus range is set to *, + or -, the corresponding
indication appears on the monitor.
3
Select the desired icon from the focus range menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the focus range setting.
HINT
i From the Shooting Screen, you can quickly change the focus range setting
by toggling the SET button down.
i When the focus range is set to super macro +, the zoom is temporarily
set to the wide end.
i You can lock the focus by toggling the SET button up.
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How to use the manual focus
1
2
3
Select the manual focus icon - from the focus menu, and press
the SET button.
Press the SET button.
h The focus distance adjustment bar
appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right to adjust the focus distance,
and press the SET button.
h The focus distance is set, and you
are returned to the Shooting
Screen.
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HINT
About the focus range
i The focus distance indication shows the distance between the lens surface
and the subject.
i In some cases there may be a slight variance between the distance
(numerical figure) you set in the manual focus mode and the actual
distance.
About zoom movement when using the manual focus
i If the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom changes
to the largest setting that is suitable for that focus distance.
i When the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom will
function only within the range at which the image is focused.
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FOCUS AREA SETTING
You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus (still image shooting
only):
5-point range finder focus:
The correct focus is determined from 5 different focus points within the
shooting area visible on the monitor. When the image is focused, a target
mark & appears.
Spot focus:
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
1
2
3
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Display the PAGE 2 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the focus mode menu.
K: 5-point range finder focus is
selected.
C: Spot focus is selected.
Select the desired icon from the
focus mode menu, and press the
SET button.
h The focus area is set.
h When the spot focus setting is
selected, the focus mark + appears
in the center of the monitor.
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1/40
Focus mark
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING
You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes.
Multi-section light-measuring:
The light is modulated after sampling from multiple areas of the entire
shooting screen.
Center-weighted light-measuring:
The light is modulated for the entire image after measuring from mostly the
center area.
Spot light-measuring:
You can compose the picture and capture the image after first modulating the
light only at the center spot of the monitor.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the light-measuring mode (EXP MEASURE) menu.
n: Multi-section light-measuring
W: Center-weighted light-measuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
Select the desired light-measuring
mode from the light-measuring
mode (EXP MEASURE) menu, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the light-measuring
mode setting.
h When spot light-measuring is
selected, the light-measuring spot
mark
appears in the center of
the monitor.
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Light-measuring spot mark
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ISO SENSITIVITY
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to
the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a
fixed setting.
1
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
2
Select the ISO sensitivity menu.
t: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically (equivalent to ISO 50 to 200
[video clip shooting mode: ISO 200 to 800]).
*: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 50 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO 200).
u: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 100 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO 400).
v: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 200 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO 800).
w: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 400 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO 1600).
3
Select the desired icon from the ISO sensitivity menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the ISO sensitivity setting.
HINT
i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set higher shutter speeds and
capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may
increase or the images may be irregular.
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WHITE BALANCE
This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting
conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change
the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set.
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the white balance menu.
>: The camera will make the white balance adjustment automatically
based on the natural and artificial light conditions.
r: For shooting outside on a sunny day.
o: For shooting outside on a cloudy day.
p: For shooting inside under fluorescent lighting.
q: For shooting inside under incandescent lighting.
]: This setting is used for a more accurate white balance using the
existing light source (one push). Please use it when the light source
cannot be identified, for example.
Setting procedure
1 Select the ] icon and press the SET button.
h The ] icon moves to the left end of the line.
2 Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of
paper, etc.), and press the SET button.
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WHITE BALANCE
3
Select the desired icon from the white balance menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the white balance setting.
h Once the white balance setting is programmed for the ] icon, it is
retained even if another white balance setting (>, r, o, p, or
q) is selected. If you changed to another setting, whenever you
select the ] icon and press the SET button, the previously
programmed setting is recalled.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 1, select >, and then press the SET button.
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SELF-TIMER
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting Setting Screen (page 65).
Select the self-timer menu.
N: Turns off the self-timer function.
y: Turns on the self-timer function. The image is captured about 2
seconds after the still image shooting button or video clip recording
button is pressed.
x: Turns on the self-timer function. The image is captured about 10
seconds after the still image shooting button or video clip recording
button is pressed.
3
Select the desired icon from the self-timer menu, and press the SET button.
h This completes the self-timer setting.
HINT
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the video clip recording button or still image shooting button is pressed
again before the shutter is released, the self-timer countdown temporarily
stops. Press the video clip recording button or still image shooting button
one more time to restart the self-timer.
i To cancel self-timer photography, select the N icon from the self-timer
menu, and press the SET button.
i After the self-timer picture is snapped, the self-timer is automatically reset
to off N.
When x is selected...
i When the still image shooting button or
video clip recording button is pressed,
the multi-indicator will blink for about 10
seconds, and then the image is captured.
Also, 4 seconds before the shutter
releases, the indication shown in the
illustration appears on the monitor.
i If you swivel the monitor unit towards the
subject, the self-timer indication will be
visible to the subject.
CAUTION
i The self-timer cannot be used in the sequential shots shooting mode.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS MODE SETTING
This camera features two types of sequential shots.
Standard sequential shots P:
Takes standard sequential shots (page 52).
Auto bracket shots I:
A series of images is captured while the exposure (shutter speed and
aperture size) automatically changes.
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2
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Press the sequential/single
button [O/
] to select the
sequential shots mode.
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 65).
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3
4
Select the sequential shots mode menu.
P: Standard sequential shots
I: Auto bracket shots
Select the desired icon from the sequential shots menu, and press
the SET button.
h This completes the sequential shots mode setting.
HINT
How many shots in the auto bracket series?
i Three images are captured in the auto bracket shots mode.
Can the flash be used?
i The flash does not operate when shooting sequential shots.
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PLAYBACK
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS
The Playback Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s playback
settings. The Playback Setting Screens are organized into two displays:
PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 91) cover the basic
playback settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 92) provide you with more
detailed settings.
1
Turn on the camera (page 30).
2
Set the main switch to PLAY.
3
Main switch
Press the MENU button.
h The Playback Setting Screen
appears.
h Pressing the MENU button
again will cancel the
Playback Setting Screen.
MENU button
PLAYBACK METHOD
Set play
all or 1 clip
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SWITCHING THE PAGE
Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa.
1
2
Display a Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The Playback Setting Screen
changes to the other PAGE.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the PAGE changes.
PAGE indication
PLAYBACK METHOD
Set play
all or 1 clip
<Example: Playback Setting
Screen: PAGE 1>
ROTATE
Rotate image
<Example: Playback Setting
Screen: PAGE 2>
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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS
Overview of the Playback Setting Screens
PAGE 1
PLAYBACK METHOD
Set play
all or 1 clip
1 Playback method setting
(page 93)
h Select continuous playback or
single-frame playback.
2 Multi-playback (page 49)
h Display images in the 9-frame
multi-display format.
3 Playback volume control
(page 94)
h Adjust the playback volume for
video clips and audio data.
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4 Data protect setting (page 95)
h Protect data from accidental
erasure.
5 Erase (page 97)
h Delete images from the card
memory.
6 Option icon (page 118)
h Display the Option Screen.
7 PAGE display (page 90)
8 Help display (page 123)
9 Remaining battery power
(page 147)
PAGE 2
ROTATE
Rotate image
1 Rotate image (page 99)
h Rotate still images.
2 Resize (page 100)
h Reduce the resolution of a still
image.
3 Extract still image (page 101)
h Extract a still image from a
video clip.
4 Video clip edit (page 102)
h Edit video clips.
5 Print settings (page 109)
h Specify the print settings
(DPOF settings).
6 Smooth playback (page 116)
h Video clips are played back
smoothly.
7 Option icon (page 118)
h Display the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 90)
9 Help display (page 123)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 147)
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PLAYBACK METHOD
Images can be viewed continuously (slideshow playback) or you can choose
to show single images.
1
2
3
4
93
Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the playback method icon
4, and press the SET button.
h The Playback Method Screen
appears.
PLAY ALL: Play back images in
slideshow fashion.
1 CLIP:
Display only the selected
image (pages 43 and 48).
Select the desired playback mode.
<When PLAY ALL is selected>
h The screen to set the time that each
image is displayed appears.
1 Toggle the SET button to the right
to select playback time.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the time that each image
is shown.
3 Press the SET button.
PLAYBACK METHOD
PLAY ALL
1SEC
1 CLIP
PLAYBACK METHOD
DURATION OF PHOTO
PLAY ALL
1SEC
Press the SET button.
h The display time is set, and you are returned to the Playback Setting
Screen.
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PLAYBACK VOLUME
Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio data.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the playback volume icon
Z, and press the SET button.
h The volume control bar appears.
Toggle the SET button left or right to
adjust the volume, and press the
SET button.
h The volume is set, and you are
returned to the Playback Setting
Screen.
PLAY VOLUME
VOLUME SETTING
1
HINT
i During video clip or audio memo playback, if you move the zoom switch,
the volume control bar will appear, allowing you to adjust the volume.
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IMAGE PROTECT
Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio data.
1
2
Display the data that you want to protect from accidental erasure,
and display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the protect icon A, and
press the SET button.
h “LOCK?” appears.
h If the protect mode has already
been enabled for the data, then
“UNLOCK?” appears.
PROTECT
LOCK?
YES
EXIT
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Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h The protect mode is set for the
data.
h The protect mark B indicates that
the data is locked.
h To return to the Playback Setting
Screen, press the MENU button.
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PROTECT
UNLOCK?
YES
EXIT
CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if
the card is reformatted (page 142).
HINT
To select a different image in steps 2 and 3...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
To cancel the protect mode for an image...
i Display the desired data and repeat steps 1 to 3. The protect mark B will
disappear and the protect mode is canceled.
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ERASING DATA
Data can be erased one at a time or all at once.
1
2
3
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Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the erase icon c, and press
the SET button.
h The Erase Mode Screen appears.
ONE ERASE: Erases one data at a
time.
ERASE ALL: Erases all the data from
the card.
EXIT:
Returns to the
Playback Setting
Screen.
ERASE
ONE ERASE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
Toggle the SET button up or down the select the erase mode, and
press the SET button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen appears.
<ONE ERASE>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to select the data you wish to
erase.
<ERASE ALL>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right confirm that all data are to be
erased.
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Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
<ONE ERASE>
h The currently displayed image is deleted.
h To erase other data, select the data, and press the SET button.
h To return to the Playback Setting Screen, press the MENU button.
<ERASE ALL>
h The Erase Confirmation Screen again appears. To erase the data,
select “YES”, and press the SET button. When data erase is
completed, “NO IMAGE” is shown.
CAUTION
i Data which is protected from accidental erase cannot be erased. To erase
protected data, set the protect setting for the data to off (page 95), and
then follow the data erase procedure.
HINT
i You can also access the One Erase Confirmation Screen from the
Playback Screen by toggling the SET button up.
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ROTATE IMAGE
Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
2
Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display the PAGE 2
Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the rotate icon L, and
press the SET button.
h The Rotate Image Screen appears.
RIGHT:Rotates image clockwise
90 degrees.
LEFT: Rotates image counterclockwise
90 degrees.
EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting
Screen.
3
ROTATE
RIGHT
LEFT
EXIT
Select “RIGHT” or “LEFT”, and press the SET button.
h Each time the SET button is pressed, the image is rotated another 90
degrees.
HINT
i An image for which the protect mode has been enabled cannot be rotated.
To rotate a protected image, cancel the protect mode before beginning the
rotate image procedure (page 95).
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English
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE)
A captured image can be resized to a smaller size and saved as a separate
image.
1
2
Display the still image whose size you want to change, and display
the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the resize icon I, and
press the SET button.
h The Resize Screen appears.
RESIZE
(3680x2760)
(1600x1200)
(1280x960)
(640x480)
EXIT
3
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the new image size.
2M (1600 × 1200):
The saved image will be 1,600 × 1,200 pixels.
1.2M (1280 × 960): The saved image will be 1,280 × 960 pixels.
4
0.3M (640 × 480):
The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.
EXIT:
Return to the Playback Setting Screen.
Press the SET button.
h Resizing begins.
HINT
Why can’t the image be resized?
i An image can be resized only to a smaller (or the same) size, not to a
larger size.
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EXTRACTING A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP
You can select one image (scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a
still image (the original data remains unchanged).
1
2
3
Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and
save.
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the extract still icon 7, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to extract an image
appears.
YES:
The image is copied and saved
as a still image (the original
data is left unchanged).
EXIT: You are returned to the
Playback Setting Screen.
4
Select “YES” and press the SET button.
h The image is extracted.
HINT
To select a different image (frame) in step 3...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
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EXTRACT STILL
SAVE THIS IMAGE?
YES
EXIT
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
You can delete (“cut”) the first part or the last part of a video clip. You can
choose anywhere in the video clip as the cutting point.
You can also join two video clips together and save them as one separate clip
(“joining”).
CAUTION
Warning concerning the battery pack remaining charge
i During the editing of lengthy video clips, the time to process the large
amount of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the
battery pack becoming depleted in the middle of video clip editing, before
starting to edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed
in the camera, or connect the AC adaptor.
i It is recommended that a computer be used to edit long video clips.
Procedure to save part of a video clip as a separate clip
Play the video clip, and pause
playback at the point you want to cut.
J
Select whether to delete the portion before the
cut point or after the cut point.
J
Delete the specified portion.
i The specified portion is deleted.
i The original video clip is not affected.
(You can also choose to erase the original video clip when the new
clip is saved.)
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Procedure to join two video clips
Display the video clip that will come first.
J
Select the video clip that you wish to
append (join).
J
Join the video clips. (Press the SET button.)
CAUTION
Caution when editing video clips
i When editing video clips, do not move the main switch. If you move the
main switch while editing video clips, not only will the editing not be
properly completed, but the original video clip may also be erased.
i By repeating the clipping and joining procedures, you can create exactly
the video clip you like. Note, however, that as the number or size of the
video clips increases, the card memory may become full, making it
impossible to edit the video clips. In this case, you will need to free some of
the memory on the card either by deleting data that are no longer
necessary (page 97), or by performing the procedure to erase the original
video clip(s) (pages 106 and 108).
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Deleting part of a video clip
1
2
Display the video clip you wish to edit.
Display the scene you wish to delete.
h In step 5 you will specify whether you wish to delete the portion from
the beginning of the video clip up to the selected scene, or the portion
from the selected scene to the end of the video clip.
First part
Latter part
Video clip start
Cut point
Video clip end
h To select the desired scene quickly, you can use a combination of the
fast-forward (or reverse) playback, pause, and image-by-image
playback functions (page 44).
h The actual cut point may be slightly before or after the displayed
scene.
3
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
4
5
6
Select the edit video icon k, and press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the portion you wish to
delete.
DELETE 1ST PART:
Delete the first part of the video clip.
DELETE 2ND PART:
Delete the latter part of the video clip.
Press the SET button.
h A screen appears for you to confirm
whether or not you want to keep the
original video clip.
EDIT VIDEO
DELETE 1ST PART
DELETE 2ND PART
JOIN
EXIT
DELETE 1ST PART
KEEP ORIGINAL IMAGE?
YES
NO
EXIT
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7
8
Select whether you want the original video clip to be erased when
cutting is executed.
YES:
The original video clip is kept.
NO:
The original video clip is not kept.
Press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h If “YES” was selected, the edited video clip is saved as a new video
clip.
h If “NO” was selected, the edited video clip is saved as a new video
clip, and the original video clip is erased.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “NO” in steps 7 and
press the SET button, the original video clip will not be erased. If you want
it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection (page 95).
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Joining two video clips
CAUTION
i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined.
1
Display the first video clip.
Currently showing
video clip
Video clip start
2
3
4
Video clip to be joined
Video clip end
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the edit video icon k, and
press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
Select the join icon x.
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EDIT VIDEO
DELETE 1ST PART
DELETE 2ND PART
JOIN
EXIT
5
6
7
8
9
Press the SET button.
h The 9-image playback display for
video clips appears.
Toggle the SET button to move the
orange frame to the video clip that
you wish to join.
Orange frame
101
0001
0002
0003
0004
Press the SET button.
Select whether you want the
original video clip to be erased
when clipping is executed.
YES:
The original video clips are kept.
NO:
The original video clips are not kept.
JOIN
KEEP ORIGINAL IMAGE?
YES
NO
EXIT
Press the SET button.
<Confirmation screen for
h Editing starts.
saving the original video clip>
h The two video clips are saved
together as a separate video clip.
h If “NO” was selected in step 8, the
original video clips are erased when the joined video clip is saved.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “NO” in steps 8 and
press the SET button, the original video clip will not be erased. If you want
it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection (page 95).
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PRINT SETTINGS
In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your
camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering
digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can
use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is
displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.
Display the Print Settings Screen
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the print settings icon b,
and press the SET button.
h The Print Setting Screen appears.
ALL IMAGES:
The specified print settings apply to
all the still images on the card.
EACH IMAGE:
The print settings are specified for
each individual image.
INDEX:
All the still images are printed as
miniature images (thumbnail
images), several images on one
print.
ALL CLEAR:
Clear all the print settings. This
cannot be selected if no print
settings have been made for the
image.
EXIT:
Return to the Still Image Playback
Setting Screen.
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PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
PRINT SETTINGS
Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify print settings for each individual image (EACH IMAGE),
or apply the print settings to all the images on the card (ALL IMAGES).
1
2
3
Display the Print Setting Screen (page 109).
Select ALL IMAGES or EACH
IMAGE.
ALL IMAGES:
The set print settings are applied to
all the still images on the card.
EACH IMAGE:
The set print settings are applied
only to the image currently
displayed.
Press the SET button.
h The Date/Copies Print Screen
appears.
h If “EACH IMAGE” was selected,
toggle the SET button to the left or
right to display the desired image to
print.
h Under “SETTINGS” the settings
that are currently active for the
displayed image are shown. You
can toggle the SET button to the left
or right to confirm the print settings
for each image.
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PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
COPIES
0
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES :
ADD TO PRINT SETTING
EXIT
4
Specify whether the date is
displayed on the print, and the
number of prints.
<Specifying dated prints>
1 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Date Screen appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the desired option.
YES:
Print the date.
NO:
Do not print the date.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Copies Print Screen.
<Specifying the number of prints>
1 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “COPIES”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Number Screen
appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the number of prints.
h Toggle the SET button up or
down until the desired number
of prints is displayed.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Copies Print Screen.
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES :
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES
1
COPIES :
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PRINT SETTINGS
5
Select “ADD TO PRINT SETTING”
and press the SET button.
h The Confirm Print Settings Screen
appears.
If the print settings are correct:
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
If the print settings were
changed:
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
YES
DATE : YES
COPIES
1
COPIES : 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
Index print
Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print”.
This is convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.
1
Display the Print Setting Screen (page 109).
2
Select “INDEX”.
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3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
YES:
Specify an index print copy.
EXIT:
Discontinue the setting procedure,
and return to the Print Setting
Screen.
INDEX PRINT
SET INDEX PRINT?
YES
EXIT
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the setting for the index print. You are returned to the
Print Setting Screen.
Changing the print settings
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 4 on pages 111
and 112.
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
YES
DATE : YES
COPIES
1
COPIES : 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
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PRINT SETTINGS
Clearing all the print settings
Delete the print settings for all images.
1
Display the Print Setting Screen (page 109).
2
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear Screen appears.
YES:
Clear the print settings for all images.
EXIT:
Cancel the clear procedure and return to the Print Setting Screen.
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h All the print settings are cleared
and you are returned to the Print
Setting Screen.
ALL CLEAR
CLEAR ALL SETTINGS?
YES
EXIT
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DATE : YES
COPIES : 1
SMOOTH PLAYBACK
Suppress the video flicker that occurs, for example, when playing back video
clips that were recorded with camera moving fast.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 89).
Select the smooth playback O
icon, and press the SET button.
h The Smooth Playback Screen
appears.
ON:
Activate smooth playback
OFF:
Deactivate smooth playback
SMOOTH PLAYBACK
ON
OFF
Select “ON”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the smooth playback setting.
HINT
i Depending on the recording conditions, the smooth playback effect may be
insignificant in some cases.
i This feature does not work for video clips that were recorded in the HD
mode.
i This feature does not work when the dedicated component cable is
connected to the TV for playback.
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DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)
On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when an
image was captured.
1
2
Display the desired image.
Press the MENU button for at
least 1 second.
h The Information Screen
appears.
h If the MENU button is
pressed again, the
Information Screen is
canceled.
1 Video clip mode settings
2 Image or sound number
3 Protect setting
4 File size
5 Shooting or recording
time
6 Remaining battery
charge
7 Date and time of image
8 Still image resolution
settings
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INFO
100-0002
2592x1944
987KB
IRIS F3.3
SHUTTER 1/30
EXPOSE +0.3
2005.12.25 19:00
OPTION SETTINGS
OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN
The Option Screen is used to adjust various camera settings.
1
2
3
Turn on the camera, and press the MENU button.
h The Shooting or Playback Setting Screen appears.
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the PAGE indication.
Toggle the SET button to the right,
and select the option icon.
h The Option Screen appears.
h The Option Screen is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
Option icon
PAGE indication
ADV. SETTINGS
CAMERA SETTINGS
4
Toggle the SET button down.
h The menu appears.
1/3
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
HELP DISP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
NOISE REDUCTION
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DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN
Overview of the Option Screen
1/3
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
HELP DISP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
NOISE REDUCTION
IMAGE SETTINGS
FLICKER REDUCT
DIGITAL ZOOM
LCD BRIGHTNESS
EXT MIC VOLUME
LANGUAGE
TV OUTPUT SETTINGS
POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
FORMAT
RESET SETTINGS
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1 Date and time setting
(page 36)
h Set the camera’s internal clock.
2 Operation sounds setting
(page 121)
h Select the operation sounds
that are produced when the
camera’s buttons are pressed,
and adjust the operation sound
volume.
3 Help display setting (page 123)
h Turn the help display on or off.
4 Post-view (page 124)
h Specify how long the captured
image is displayed on the
monitor after the still image
shooting button is pressed.
5 Wind noise reduction setting
(page 125)
h Set the wind noise reduction
function on or off.
6 Noise-reduction (page 126)
h Set the noise-reduction
function on or off.
7 Image quality adjustment
(page 127)
h Adjust the image quality during
shooting.
8 Flicker-reduction (page 128)
h Set the flicker-reduction
function on or off.
9 Digital zoom setting (page 129)
h Enable or disable the digital
zoom.
0 Monitor brightness (page 130)
h Adjust the brightness of the
monitor.
A External microphone (page 131)
h Adjust the input level of a
microphone connected to the
camera.
B Screen language (page 132)
h Select the language in which
the monitor messages are
displayed.
C TV output settings (page 133)
h Select the type of video signal
that is output from the camera’s
USB/AV terminal.
D Power save function (page 137)
E File number reset (page 139)
h Select the file number reset
function.
F Card format (page 142)
h Use the camera to format the
memory card.
G Reset camera settings
(page 144)
h Reset the camera to the
factory-preset settings.
H Remaining battery power
(page 147)
* Icons 7 through G are displayed when you toggle the SET button up or
down to scroll.
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OPERATION SOUNDS
Use this menu to set the confirming audio signals when the camera is turned
on/off or when the operation buttons (still image shooting button, SET button,
MENU button, etc.) are pressed, to adjust the operation sound volume, and to
enable/disable the audio guide.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the operation beep icon ?,
and press the SET button.
h The Operation Beep Setting Screen
appears.
h The current settings are shown on
the screen.
h If “ALL OFF” is selected and the
SET button pressed, all the
operation sounds are muted.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET
button pressed, you are returned to
the Option Screen.
TURN ON/OFF:
Mute or enable the sound that is
produced when the power is turned
on or off.
SHUTTER:
Select the sound that is produced
when the still image shooting button
is pressed, or when a photo is
taken using the self-timer.
KEY SW:
Select the sound that is produced
when the SET button, MENU
button, etc. are pressed.
AUDIO GUIDE:
Mute or enable the camera’s audio
help guide.
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OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF : ON
SHUTTER
:D
KEY SW
:A
AUDIO GUIDE : ON
CHANGE SETTINGS
ALL OFF
EXIT
3
4
5
Select “CHANGE SETTINGS”, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to change the settings
appears.
OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF
SHUTTER
KEY SW
AUDIO GUIDE
OPERATION VOL
EXIT
ON
D
A
ON
4
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select operation
sounds appears.
<If “TURN ON/OFF” or “AUDIO GUIDE” is selected>
h The respective screen to enable or disable the sound appears.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
ON: Activates the sound.
OFF: Deactivates the sound.
<If “SHUTTER” or “KEY SW” is selected>
h The screen to select the operation sounds appears.
h Select from 6 different sounds (A to F).
h You can press the still image shooting button to preview the
selected operation sound.
h If “OFF” is selected, no sound is produced.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
<If “OPERATION VOL” was selected>
h The screen to select the volume for the operation sounds appears.
h You can select an operation sound volume from 1 (minimum) to 7
(maximum).
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the volume, and press
the SET button.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h The operation sound settings are completed.
HINT
i If you keep the MENU button pressed and turn on the power, the screen to
turn the operation sounds ON/OFF appears at once. You may find this a
convenient procedure to disable the operation sounds in places you do not
want them to be audible.
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HELP DISPLAY
You can set whether or not the help messages shown on the monitor.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen
(page 118).
Select the help display icon r and
press the SET button.
h The Help Setting Screen appears.
ON:
The HELP messages are enabled.
OFF:
The HELP messages are disabled.
HELP DISP
ON
OFF
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the help display setting.
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POST-VIEW SETTING
Specify the duration that the captured image appears on the monitor (postview) after the still image shooting button is pressed.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the post-view icon o, and
press the SET button.
h The Post-view Screen appears.
1 SEC:
The post-view image is displayed
for 1 second.
2 SEC:
The post-view image is displayed
for 2 seconds.
OFF:
The post-view image is not
displayed.
POST VIEW
1 SEC
2 SEC
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the post-view
setting.
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WIND NOISE REDUCTION
This feature reduces the ambient sound of the wind when you are recording a
video clip or making an audio recording in a strong wind environment. Set the
function to on or off.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the wind noise reduction
icon `, and press the SET button.
h The Wind Noise Reduction Screen
appears.
ON:
The wind noise reduction function is
turned on.
OFF:
The wind noise reduction function is
turned off.
WIND NOISE REDUC.
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the wind noise
reduction setting.
HINT
i For normal shooting, set the wind noise reduction to “OFF”. If the function
is enabled when there is no wind, the audio during shooting and recording
sounds unnatural.
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NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION
Use this setting to minimize noise in still images and produce a clear image.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the noise-reduction icon ^,
and press the SET button.
h The Noise Reduction Screen
appears.
ON:
The noise-reduction function
is enabled.
OFF: The noise-reduction function
is disabled.
3
NOISE REDUCTION
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the noise-reduction setting.
HINT
i The noise-reduction function operates when the shutter speed is slower
than 1/4 second.
i Compared to normal shooting, the image processing time after shooting is
slightly longer.
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ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY
The camera can adjust the image quality as the image is captured.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the image quality icon P,
and press the SET button.
h The Image Settings Screen
appears.
Shoot with image
quality at normal.
VIVID:
Color saturation is
increased.
SOFT:
The sharpness is
subdued for a softer
image.
SOFT VIVID: The sharpness is
softened and color
saturation is
increased.
IMAGE SETTINGS
NORMAL
VIVID
SOFT
SOFT
VIVID
NORMAL:
3
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the image quality setting.
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FLICKER-REDUCTION
The flicker-reduction setting reduces the flicker that results when filming video
clips under fluorescent lights and the like where the background lighting
pulsates at the frequency of the power supply. The flicker-reduction setting is
set to a frequency of 50 Hz.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the flicker-reduction icon
o, and press the SET button.
h The Flicker Reduction Screen
appears.
FLICKER REDUCT
Turns on the flicker-reduction
setting.
OFF: Turns off the flicker-reduction
setting.
ON
ON:
3
OFF
Select the o icon from the flickerreduction menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the flicker-reduction setting.
HINT
i If the flicker-reduction setting is used outdoors on a very bright day, a
halation effect, which produces diffused rings of light around bright light
areas, may occur.
i The manual exposure control and flicker reduction function cannot both be
enabled at the same time.
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DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING
This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled
during zoom shooting.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the digital zoom icon Q,
and press the SET button.
h The Digital Zoom Screen appears.
ON: Digital zoom can be used.
OFF: Digital zoom cannot be used.
DIGITAL ZOOM
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the digital zoom
setting.
HINT
i The digital zoom does not function in the following situation:
When the resolution is set to k.
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MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
Adjust the brightness of the camera’s monitor display. Use this adjustment
when the monitor image is difficult to view because of ambient lighting.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the brightness icon ,, and
press the SET button.
h The brightness control display
appears.
LCD BRIGHTNESS
ADJUST
3
Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the brightness, and
press the SET button.
h The monitor brightness is set.
HINT
i The display in step 2 can also be accessed from the Shooting Screen.
Press the MENU button for at least 1 second; the brightness control
display will appear, and you can then adjust the monitor brightness.
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ADJUST THE VOLUME OF AN
EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
The input level of a microphone connected to the camera can be adjusted.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the external microphone
volume icon W, and press the SET
button.
h The volume adjustment bar
appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right to adjust the input level, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the input level
setting for the external microphone.
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EXT MIC VOLUME
3
VOLUME SETTING
SCREEN LANGUAGE
You can set the monitor of your camera to display the messages in any one of
several languages.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the language icon z, and
press the SET button.
h The Language Screen appears.
DEUTSCH:
German
ENGLISH:
English
ESPAÑOL:
Spanish
FRANCAIS:
French
ITALIANO:
Italian
NEDERLANDS:Dutch
:
Russian
:
Japanese
:
Korean
:
Chinese (traditional)
:
Chinese (simplified)
LANGUAGE
Select the desired language, and press the SET button.
h The selected display language is set.
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TV OUTPUT SETTING
Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s USB/AV
terminal or COMPONENT terminal.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the TV output settings icon
j, and press the SET button.
h The TV Output Setting Screen
appears.
TV SYSTEM:
Set the type of TV signal that is
output from the USB/AV terminal.
TV TYPE:
Set the TV’s aspect ratio.
EXIT:
Return to the Option Screen.
TV OUTPUT SETTINGS
TV SYSTEM
NTSC
TV TYPE
EXIT
TV OUTPUT SETTINGS
TV SYSTEM
NTSC
<Example: When TV SYSTEM
was selected>
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3
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h The screen to change the parameter for the selected setting appears.
<If “TV SYSTEM” is selected>
NTSC: Outputs NTSC video signals.
PAL: Outputs PAL video signals.
<If “TV TYPE” is selected>
: Images recorded in the HD mode with an aspect ratio of 16:9
are reproduced with an aspect ratio of 4:3 (letterbox format) with
black bars at the top and bottom of the picture.
: Images recorded in the HD mode with an aspect ratio of 16:9
are vertically compressed (squeeze format) to produce a picture
having an aspect ratio of 4:3.
4
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired parameter.
5
Press the SET button.
6
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h This completes the TV output setting.
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TV OUTPUT SETTING
k Relation between “TV TYPE” setting and TV display
The tables below show the video signal that is output when the “TV TYPE”
setting is changed. However, note that for some TVs that have an auto-detect
function, the output may not conform to the table, or the TV display may not
change at all.
“TV TYPE”
setting
TV type to be
connected
Image data to be
displayed
Still image
16:9
Video clip in normal
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
Still image
4:3
Video clip in normal
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
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TV display
“TV TYPE”
setting
TV type to be
connected
Image data to be
displayed
TV display
Still image
16:9
Video clip in normal
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
Still image
4:3
Video clip in normal
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
The image is stretched
vertically.
CAUTION
If the TV display is not correct…
i If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can
either change the camera’s “TV TYPE” setting, or change the screen size
setting on your TV. To change the screen size setting on your TV, please
refer to the instruction manual for your TV.
When the aspect ratio of the output still image won’t be 16:9…
i The still image output should be 4:3.
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POWER SAVE FUNCTION
Your camera has a “power save” function whereby the power automatically
turns off after a specified period of inactivity. The power save function works
to conserve the battery pack power when the camera is not being used, or to
prevent the battery pack from dying if the camera has accidentally been left
on. You can specify the elapsed time (standby time) before the power save
function is activated.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the power save icon ?, and
press the SET button.
h The Power Save Setting Screen
appears.
BATT/CAM:
Set the standby time for the
shooting modes when the battery
pack is used.
BATT/PB:
Set the standby time for the
playback modes when the battery
pack is used.
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB:
Set the standby time for the
shooting and playback modes when
using an AC power source.
EXIT:
Return to the Option Screen.
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POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
1 min
BATT/PB
5 min
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB
10 min
EXIT
3
4
5
6
Select the desired option, and press
the SET button.
h The Set Standby Time Screen
appears.
Toggle the SET button up or down
to set the standby time.
Up:
Increases the standby time.
Down:
Decreases the standby time.
POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
1 min
<Example: When “BATT/
CAM” is selected>
Press the SET button.
h The standby time is set.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
h You are returned to the Option
Screen.
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the
captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently
reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again
begin from 0001. This is because the file number reset function is set to “ON”,
and consequently it results in more than one card containing images with the
same numbers. By setting the file number reset function to “OFF”, even if the
card is reformatted or the card is replaced with another card, the consecutive
numbering of file names continues from the last number recorded by the
camera.
<File number reset function “ON”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ..... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002 ..... 0012, 0013
<File number reset function “OFF”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ..... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
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0014, 0015 .......0025, 0026
i If Card B already has image data in it when it replaces Card A, file
numbers are assigned as follows.
When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is lower
than the highest file number on Card A: the file number of the next
recorded image continues from last file number recorded on Card A.
Card A
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002, 0014, 0015 ...... 0025, 0026
Previously recorded files
When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is higher
than the highest file number on Card A: the file number of the next
recorded image continues from last file number recorded on Card B.
Card A
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0020, 0021, 0022, 0023 ...... 0025, 0026
Previously recorded files
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
1
2
3
4
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the file number reset icon
i.
FILE NO. RESET
Press the SET button.
h The File Number Reset Screen
appears.
ON:
The file number reset function is “ON”.
OFF:
The file number reset function is
“OFF”.
ON
OFF
Select “OFF”, and press the SET button.
h The file number reset function is deactivated.
HINT
i Until the file number reset function is turned “ON”, consecutive file names
are assigned. It is recommended that the file number reset function be
returned to “ON” at the end of each photography session.
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FORMATTING A CARD
A card must be formatted with this camera:
i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or
i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera.
The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position.
Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the
unlocked position.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the format icon 1, and
press the SET button.
h The Format Screen appears.
h In normal use, a full format is not
necessary. However, in case a card
error occurs even after normal
formatting, executing a full format
may resolve the problem.
FORMAT:
A normal formatting is executed.
FULL FORMAT:
The entire card is scanned and
formatted. (When there is little
battery power remaining, this
setting cannot be selected.)
FORMAT
FORMAT
FULL FORMAT
EXIT
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FORMATTING A CARD
3
4
Select the desired format option, and press the SET button.
h A confirmation screen appears.
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h Formatting begins.
h During formatting, “FORMATTING” and “DO NOT POWER OFF” are
shown on the monitor.
CAUTION
Caution during formatting
i Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during formatting.
Formatting erases the data
i When a card is formatted, all data recorded on the card is erased.
Protected data (page 95) is also erased, so before formatting a card, any
data you want to keep should be copied to your personal computer’s hard
disk or other storage medium.
Caution regarding disposing/transferring the card (recovering data from
a reformatted card)
i If a card is reformatted or the data is erased from the card using the
camera or a computer, the card’s control data may be merely modified and
the data itself may not be completely erased from the card.
i In some cases it may be possible to recover the data from a reformatted
card using special software for that purpose. However, if the camera is
used to execute a full format, it will be impossible to recover the data even
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RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
Reset the camera to the factory-preset settings.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 118).
Select the reset settings icon 2,
and press the SET button.
h The Reset Settings Screen
appears.
YES:
Reset to the factory-preset settings.
NO:
Do not change the settings, and
return to the Option Screen.
RESET SETTINGS
RESET?
YES
NO
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h The camera settings are reset to
the factory-preset settings.
HINT
i Note that the following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
TV system setting
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording
time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of
images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of
Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time” on page 185.
Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time
1
Set the main switch to REC, and turn
on the camera (page 30).
h The remaining number of images
appears in the upper left of the
monitor.
h The remaining video recording time
appears in the upper right of the
monitor.
h The remaining number of images
and video recording time will differ
depending on the resolution and
compression settings.
Remaining number of images
Remaining video
recording time
12
00:00:58
F3.5
1/40
For audio recordings
1
Set the camera to the audio
recording mode (page 56).
h The remaining audio recording
time is shown.
Remaining time
12
F3.5
1/40
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00:15:00
HINT
i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording
time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images. To capture more images,
either install a new card, or save the images to a computer and then erase
them (page 97) from the card.
i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording
time is “0”, it may be possible to capture a few more images by setting a
lower resolution setting (pages 71 and 72), or selecting a different image
quality setting.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE
When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be
checked on the monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an
image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery
pack operation, see page 184.
1
Display a Shooting or Playback
Setting Screen (pages 65 and 89).
h The battery pack remaining charge
indicator appears in the lower right
corner of the monitor.
h Due to the battery pack
characteristics, when the ambient
temperature is low,
may
appear early for an incorrect
indication of the remaining charge.
Also, depending on the conditions
of use of the camera or the ambient
conditions (temperature, etc.), the
indicated remaining charge may
change. Therefore, this indication
can only be used as a general
approximation of the remaining
charge.
Battery pack
remaining
charge indicator
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
Battery pack remaining
charge indicator
Battery remaining charge
Approx. full.
Power is low.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
If this icon flashes when the still image
shooting button or video clip recording
button is pressed, images cannot be
captured. Recharge the battery pack.
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HINT
i If any data is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack
charge on the Information Screen (page 117).
i Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type.
i Depending on the usage of the camera (such as the number of times the
flash is used, the use of the monitor, etc.) or the ambient temperature
(temperatures below 10°C [50°F]) the number of images that can be saved
on a fully charged battery pack will vary greatly.
i It is recommended that you prepare an extra battery pack(s) when taking
pictures at a wedding or while traveling, for example, so you don’t miss
capturing images of important moments due to the battery pack power
running out. The same is recommended for taking photos in cold
environments. (In a ski area, for example, the battery pack can be kept
warm in your pocket until ready to use.)
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OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV
Connect the camera to the TV.
How to connect
i Connect the USB/AV terminal or COMPONENT terminal to the AUDIO and
VIDEO input terminals on the TV.
i When the camera’s monitor unit is closed and the camera is set in the
docking station, press the operation mode button [
] on the docking
station.
<When connecting to a standard video input terminal>
Yellow plug:
To Video Input terminal
USB/AV terminal
Supplied dedicated
S-AV interface cable
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
To AC adaptor
White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal
Not connected*
Set the input to “VIDEO”.
* When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV
monitor.
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<When connecting to an S-VIDEO input terminal>
USB/AV terminal
Yellow plug:
Not connected*
Supplied dedicated
S-AV interface cable
To AC adaptor
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal
S-terminal
Set the input to “VIDEO”.
* When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV
monitor.
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CONNECTING TO A TV
Playback
i After connecting the digital camera to the television, set the TV input switch
to VIDEO input.
i When an S-AV interface cable is connected, no image appears on the
camera’s monitor.
i The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the
camera’s monitor.
Audio playback: see page 58
i The remote control unit can be used for playback (page 59).
i The same playback procedure as when playing back with the camera is
used to play back audio recordings as well.
CAUTION
Insert and pull out the cable carefully
i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly
oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the
devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is
used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in
the terminal socket.
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
HINT
About the display when the “PAL” TV system is selected (page 133) and
the supplied S-AV interface cable is used to connect the camera to the
TV
During recording:The image appears on the monitor only; it does not appear
on the TV.
During playback: The image appears on the TV only; it does not appear on
the monitor.
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Enjoy higher image quality (progressive output)
If your TV has a 720p input terminal, you can enjoy the high video quality of
progressive output from your camera.
COMPONENT
D-terminal
White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal
Supplied dedicated
component cable
To AC adaptor
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
To 720p input terminal
NOTE
i Do not connect the dedicated S-AV interface cable and the dedicated
component cable to the docking station at the same time. In some cases
the images may not appear properly on the TV.
If your TV does not have 720p video input capability
i The images will not appear on the TV.
Camera Menu Screen and TV Menu Screen
i The Menu Screen appears only on the TV monitor, so please operate the
camera while looking at the TV monitor.
i The layout of the Menu Screen as it appears on the TV is different from
that on the camera.
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DIRECT PRINTING
Your camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the camera
directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the camera’s monitor can be used to
select images and initiate printing (PictBridge printing).
Print preparations
1
2
Install the card in the camera, open the monitor unit to turn on the
camera, and turn on the printer.
Use the supplied docking station or adaptor to connect the camera
to the printer.
USB/AV terminal
To AC adaptor
To USB connector on the printer
Supplied dedicated USB interface cable
i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing up.
USB CONNECTION
CARD READER
PictBridge
PC CAMERA
CANCEL
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3
4
Select “PictBridge”, and press the
SET button.
PRINTING MODE
ONE IMAGE
The PictBridge printing mode is
activated.
h The camera switches to the
PictBridge printing mode, and the
PictBridge Screen appears.
Print this image
CAUTION
Insert and pull out the cable carefully
i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly
oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the
devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is
used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in
the terminal socket.
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
Caution when connecting a printer
i If the power to the printer is turned off while it is connected, the camera
may not operate correctly. If the camera does not operate correctly,
disconnect the USB interface cable, turn off the camera, and then
reconnect the cable.
i During PictBridge printing, the camera’s button operation response is
slower.
i If the camera is powered by the battery pack for printing, make sure that
the remaining battery charge is sufficient.
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DIRECT PRINTING
To select one image and print it (one image)
Procedure to select one still image and print it.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 153).
Select the one image icon Y, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select images for
printing appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right to display the image you wish
to print.
h Specify the image to print.
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100-0009
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
PRINT
EXIT
1
4
5
Specify the number of prints.
1 Select “COPIES”, and press the
SET button.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the number of prints.
3 Press the SET button.
h “PRINT” is selected.
100-0009
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
1
PRINT
EXIT
Press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
HINT
To cancel printing
1 During printing, toggle the SET button down.
h The Confirm Cancel Printing Screen appears.
2 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes.
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DIRECT PRINTING
To print all the images (all images)
Print all of the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 153).
Select the all images icon u, and
press the SET button.
h The Print All Images Screen
appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
ALL IMAGES
100-0009
PRINT
EXIT
CAUTION
Printing is not possible if there are more than 999 still images in the
card.
i Delete unwanted images before printing.
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Thumbnail prints (index)
Make an index print of all the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 153).
Select the index print icon [, and
press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
100-0009
INDEX
PRINT
EXIT
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DIRECT PRINTING
To print the images that are set to print (print reserved images)
Procedure to print all the images that are set to print.
1
2
3
Make the print settings (page 109), and complete the printing setup
(page 153).
Select the DPOF icon w, and
press the SET button.
h The Print Scheduled Images
Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
h Printing begins about 1 minute after
the SET button is pressed.
100-0009
DPOF
PRINT
EXIT
HINT
i In step 2, if you toggle the SET button to the left or right, you can confirm
the images that are set to print and their DPOF settings.
CAUTION
i Reserved images printing w is not possible if a printer is used that does
not support your camera’s DPOF function.
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To change the printer settings and print images
(change printer settings)
Images are printed according to settings specified by the camera, such
as paper type, size, layout, printing quality, etc.
1
2
Complete the printing setup (page 153).
Select the printer settings icon v,
and press the SET button.
h The Printer Settings Screen
appears.
MEDIA TYPE:
Specify the type of paper used for
printing.
PAPER SIZE:
Specify the size of paper used for
printing.
LAYOUT:
Specify how the images are to be
arranged on the paper.
QUALITY:
Select the print quality for the
images.
DATE STAMP:
Print the date the photo was taken.
EXIT:
Return to the PictBridge Screen.
PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
EXIT
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DIRECT PRINTING
3
4
Adjust the printer settings.
1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select a printer setting
parameter, and press the SET button.
h The screen to set the selected parameter appears.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down to adjust the setting, and
press the SET button.
h The selected parameter is set, and you are returned to the Printer
Settings Screen.
h Follow the same procedure to adjust the other parameters, as
desired.
h The contents of the settings that can be made for each parameter
will differ depending on the printer.
<When “PRINTER VALUE” is selected>
h The images will be printed according to the settings specified on the
printer side.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Printing Mode Screen.
HINT
i The printer setting parameters will differ depending on the printer that is
connected.
i To use printer functions which do not appear on your camera’s Printer
Settings Screen, select “PRINTER VALUE”.
i If a function set by the camera is not available in the printer, the camera’s
printer settings will automatically change to “PRINTER VALUE”.
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CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
A commercially sold stereo microphone can be connected to the camera.
External microphone
To reduce unwanted
jack [MIC]
electromagnetic radiation
i Affix the core for the external
microphone (supplied) to the cable.
Microphone connection cable
Stereo
microphone
HINT
i The input level of the connected microphone can be adjusted (page 131).
i When an external microphone is connected, the camera’s stereo
microphone is disabled.
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APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer
in this compilation of commonly asked questions.
Question
Why doesn’t the
power turn on?
Power
Why is the battery
pack consumed
so quickly even
after it was fully
recharged?
Why doesn’t
recharging end?
Why does the
icon
Shooting
appear?
Why does the
multi-indicator
flash red?
Why doesn’t the
flash operate?
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Answer
Due to cold
temperatures, the
battery pack
temporarily lost its
power.
The ambient
temperature is
very low.
Action
Place the camera in
your pocket to warm
it up before using it.
The battery pack
life has expired.
Replace with a new
battery pack. If this
is not effective,
consult your dealer.
Use the supplied AC
adaptor, or replace
the battery pack with
a fully charged one.
The remaining
battery pack
power is low.
Recorded data is
being saved on
the card.
The camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
Keep the battery
pack in an
environment of 10 to
40°C (50 to 104°F).
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the multiindicator turns off.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the image;
the camera will
determine when the
flash is necessary.
Question
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
Answer
—
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
—
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
—
Shooting
Action
All settings except
the self-timer and
the exposure
correction are
retained even after
the camera is turned
off.
Select the resolution
setting according to
the intended use:
r, s, v:
Appropriate for
printing letter-size or
larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
G, A: For
printing standard
photo (photo
service) sizes.
[: For photos
displayed on a web
page, or sent as email attachments.
Because shooting
with the optical
zoom uses the
optics of a physical
lens, you can shoot
without losing
minute details in the
image. The digital
zoom, on the other
hand, works by
magnifying a portion
of the image that
hits the CCD sensor
and may produce a
coarser image.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
Answer
—
The video clip I
shot outdoors is
completely white.
When used in
cold weather, why
does the image
seem to leave
traces as it
moves?
Why does the
displayed image
contain some red,
blue and green
dots, or why are
black spots
visible?
Why is the image
too bright?
—
Shooting
Monitor
Viewing
images
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Condition due to
the monitor
characteristics.
The subject was
too bright.
Action
Set the scene select
function to the
landscape +
mode when
photographing.
Or, set the focus
range setting to
manual focus -,
and set the distance
to ∞.
Set the flickerreduction setting to
off.
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear in
the monitor only
appear in the
monitor and will not
be recorded with the
images.
When capturing an
image, devise a way
to compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Viewing
images
Question
Why is the image
out of focus?
Answer
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is a part of
the image
missing?
The image was
captured at close
range.
Why is there no
image (z is
shown)?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
If a bright subject
is shot in the
video clip
shooting mode,
vertical stripes
may appear on
the monitor or in
the image.
Due to the
characteristics of
the camera,
magnified images
appear less clear.
The image was
captured using
the digital zoom.
—
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
Why isn’t the
magnified image
clear?
Why isn’t the
captured image
clear?
Can I play back
image and sound
data that I edited
using my
computer?
Action
Hold the camera
correctly and slowly
press the still image
shooting button
halfway to lock the
focus. Then press
the still image
shooting button all
the way to capture
the image.
When capturing an
image at close
range, compose the
image using the
monitor.
Play back images
that were recorded
on a card using this
camera.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
We cannot guarantee the accurate
playback of data that
has been edited
using a computer.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Viewing
images
Connecting
to a TV
Question
Why is there a
motor-like sound
during video clip
playback?
Why is there no
sound?
What is the
difference among
the normal video
(composite video)
output, S-video
output and
progressive
output?
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Answer
The sound of the
camera’s
mechanical action
was recorded.
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
The playback
volume of the
camera is set to 0.
—
Action
Not a malfunction.
Adjust the volume
on the TV.
Increase the
playback volume of
the camera.
Normal video (composite video) output:
Combines Y (luminance) signal and
chrominance signal
and outputs the
combined signal.
S-video output: Outputs the Y signal and
chrominance signal
separately.
Progressive signal:
Outputs the Y signal,
B-Y signal and R-Y
signal separately.
The picture quality
becomes increasingly higher, in order
from normal video
output, to S-video
output, to progressive output.
Connecting
to a TV
Printing
Misc.
Question
Can the dedicated
S-AV interface
cable and the
dedicated component D-terminal
cable connect at
the same time
and output the
image?
What image will
appear on the TV
when the dedicated component
D-terminal is connected to a TV
supporting D1/
480i or D2/480p
signals?
Why does a
message appear
during PictBridge
printing?
The “CANNOT
EDIT VIDEO”
message
appears.
Why is a noise
heard from a
nearby TV or
radio during battery recharging?
Why does the
“CARD FULL”
message appear?
Why does the
“CARD IS
PROTECTED”
message appear?
Answer
—
Action
You cannot output
the image when both
cables are connected at the same
time. Connect only
one of the cables.
—
With this camera,
the progressive output is available only
on TVs supporting
D4 signals. The
image does not
appear on TVs supporting D1/480i or
D2/480p signals.
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
There is a
problem with the
printer.
You have
attempted to join
video clips having
different
resolutions or
frame rates.
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the AC
adaptor.
There is no more
available memory
on the card.
The lock switch on
the card is in the
locked (protect)
position.
Select video clips
that have the same
resolution or frame
rates.
Move the AC
adaptor further away
from the TV or radio
when recharging the
battery pack.
Erase unnecessary
data, or use a card
that has more
memory available.
Move the lock switch
to the unlocked
position.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why can’t the
camera be
operated?
Can I use my
camera abroad?
Answer
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
—
Misc.
Why does the
“SYSTEM
ERROR”
message appear?
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A problem has
occurred within
the camera or
card.
Action
Remove the AC
adaptor and the
battery pack from
the camera, wait a
few minutes, then
reinstall the battery
pack and try again.
When the camera is
connected to a TV,
you can switch the
camera’s video
output to NTSC or
PAL. If you have
questions about
using the AC
adaptor and power
cord abroad, please
consult with a dealer
near you for advice.
Check the following
items:
1 Remove the
card and then
install it again.
2 Remove the battery pack and
then install it
again.
3 Install a different
card.
If “SYSTEM
ERROR” still
appears after performing the above
steps, then take the
camera to the dealer
for service.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a
possible solution to the problem.
CAMERA
Problem
No power.
Power
Shooting
Cause
The battery
pack is dead.
The battery
pack has not
been inserted
correctly.
The camera
turns off by
itself.
An image is
not captured
when the still
image
shooting
button or video
clip recording
button is
pressed.
The power
save function
is operating.
The power is
not turned on.
Reference
page
Action
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack. Or
connect the AC
adaptor
(supplied).
Reinsert the
battery pack,
making sure to
orient it
correctly.
Turn on the
camera again.
If the power
save function
was activated,
turn on the
camera before
shooting.
If the camera
was turned off,
press the ON/
OFF button to
turn it on.
22, 26,
29
31
30, 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the still
image
shooting
button or video
clip recording
button is
pressed.
The maximum
number of
images that
can be
captured or the
maximum
video clip
recording time
has been
reached.
The flash off
mode is
selected.
Install a new
card.
Erase the
images that are
not necessary.
The flash does
not operate.
The battery
pack is dead.
Shooting
The digital
zoom does not
work.
A warning tone
(beep-beepbeep) sounds,
and it is not
possible to
take a picture
using the selftimer.
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The still image
mode is set to
v.
The digital
zoom setting is
set to “OFF”.
The battery
pack is
consumed.
Reference
page
20
97
Set the flash to
automatic flash
mode or forced
flash mode.
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack. Or
connect the AC
adaptor
(supplied).
Set the still
image mode to
s.
Set the digital
zoom setting to
“ON”.
Install a
sufficiently
recharged
battery pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(supplied).
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22, 26,
29
72, 129
22, 26,
29
Shooting
Monitor
Cause
Action
When zooming
in or out, the
zoom
movement
stops
momentarily.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
The \ icon
appears, and
shooting is not
possible.
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The ISO sensitivity setting is
too high.
The camera’s
internal
temperature is
high.
No playback
image
appears.
The image is
too dark.
The main
switch is not
set to PLAY.
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and press it
again.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
Discontinue
shooting, and
wait for the
camera to cool
down before
using it again.
Set the main
switch to PLAY.
The subject
was too far
away.
Viewing
images
Reference
page
Problem
The subject
was lit from
behind.
There is not
enough light.
Hold the
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of operation of the flash.
Use the forced
flash mode.
Use the exposure correction
function.
Use the spot
light-measuring
mode.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
60
83
—
43, 48
39
182
61
63
82
83
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
The video clip
picture is
flickering.
The video clip
was filmed
under
fluorescent
lighting.
The forced
flash mode is
selected.
The subject
was too bright.
Set the flickerreduction
setting to on.
The image is
too bright.
Viewing
images
The image is
not in focus.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is
incorrect.
The subject is
too close to the
camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
The camera
moved when
the still image
shooting
button was
pressed.
(camera
shake)
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is dirty.
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Select a
different flash
mode.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
t.
Capture the
image with the
subject within the
photographable
range.
Select the
correct focus
setting for your
needs.
Hold the camera
correctly and
slowly press the
still image
shooting button
halfway to lock
the focus. Then
press the still
image shooting
button all the way
to capture the
image.
Clean the lens.
Reference
page
128
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63
83
79
39, 46
—
Viewing
images
Cause
Action
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The strap or a
finger was
blocking the
lens.
There is no
data in the
installed card.
Capture the
image using the
forced flash mode.
Set the white
balance setting
correctly.
Hold the camera
correctly, and make
sure the lens is not
obstructed.
Play back after
capturing images
or making audio
recordings.
Adjust the playback volume.
A part of the
image is
missing.
“NO IMAGE” is
shown.
During audio
playback, there
is no sound.
There is no
color in the
image.
The image is
distorted.
Connecting
to a TV
Reference
page
Problem
No image or
sound.
There is no
sound.
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
The playback volume
setting on the camera
is too low.
The TV output
setting is not
correct.
Both the dedicated
S-AV interface
cable and the
dedicated
component cable
are connected.
The digital camera is not correctly connected
to the TV.
The TV input is
not set
correctly.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
Select the correct TV output
setting.
Make the correct
connection.
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84
39
—
94
133
152
Follow the
instructions to
make the connection correctly.
Set the input
on the TV to
“VIDEO”.
Adjust the playback volume.
Not a
malfunction.
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94
—
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Image
editing
Problem
Cause
Action
You cannot edit or
rotate an image.
The camera is
set in the
docking station
but the
installed
battery is not
being
recharged.
The protect
mode is set.
The AC
adaptor is not
connected to
the docking
station.
The camera is
not correctly
connected to
the docking
station.
Cancel the
protect mode.
Check that the
power cord of
the AC adaptor
is connected
correctly.
When inserting
the camera in
the docking
station, push
down on it to
make sure that
the connection
between the
camera and the
docking station
is secure.
Set the camera
to the playback
mode or turn
the camera off.
Alternatively,
press the
docking
station’s
operation
mode button
[
] to light
the CHARGE
indicator.
Charging
The camera is
in the shooting
mode.
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Reference
page
95
22
26
43, 48
Problem
The “NO
CARD”
message
appears.
The
“PROTECTED”
message
appears and
the data cannot
be erased.
Misc.
The audio
guide does not
sound.
The recording
capacity is less
than that
indicated in the
section
“Possible No.
of Images/
Possible
Shooting Time/
Possible
Recording
Time”.
Cause
Reference
page
Action
No card is
inserted.
Turn off the
power and
insert a card.
You have
attempted to
erase data that
is protected
from
accidental
erasure.
The audio
guide setting is
set to “OFF”.
The recording
capacity is less
than the value
specified for
the card.
Set the protect
setting for the
data to OFF.
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95
Set the audio
guide setting to
“ON”.
Depending on
the card, the
capacity may
be less than
the specified
value. Please
refer to the
instructions
that
accompanied
the card.
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185
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TROUBLESHOOTING
DOCKING STATION
Problem
Cause
Action
Reference
page
The remote
control unit
does not seem
to work.
The remote
control unit is
aimed at the
TV (not at the
camera’s
remote control
sensor).
Aim the remote
control unit at
the camera’s
remote control
sensor (within
a range of
about 30
degrees
horizontally
from the
remote control
sensor).
Remove or
move the
obstructing
object.
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Remote
control
unit
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Something is
obstructing the
space between
the remote
control unit
and the
camera’s
remote control
sensor.
The remote
control unit
battery is
consumed.
The remote
control unit
battery is not
correctly
inserted.
Replace with a
new battery.
Take care that
the (+) and (–)
poles are
correctly
oriented.
Remote
control
unit
Reference
page
Problem
Cause
Action
The remote
control unit
does not seem
to work.
The remote
control unit is
too far from the
camera’s
remote control
sensor.
Operate the
remote control
unit from a
position up to 7
meters from
the docking
station.
Change the
remote control
code.
The remote
control codes
for the remote
control unit
and camera’s
remote control
sensor are
different.
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25
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters
Scene Select
Setting
Sports
a
Portrait
>
Landscape
+
Night view
/
Fireworks
+
Lamp
Q
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Focus range: Fixed at *.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Still image mode: Can be set to [ or A.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Noise-reduction: Fixed at _.
Filter
Setting
Cosmetic
%
Monochrome
W
Sepia
,
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Still image mode: k cannot be selected.
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
About the scene select function and focus range
settings
i The scene select function changes to = when the focus range is set to
+.
i Even if you set the focus range to *, + or -, it changes to when the scene select function is set to anything other than =.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera
Type
Recorded image
file format
Digital Movie Camera (recording and playback)
Still images:
JPEG format (DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 compliant)
Note: Designed mainly by the Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA), DCF (Design rules for
Camera File system) is standard for digital
still camera image files to provide
interoperability between digital
photography devices for the images stored
on removable memory cards. However, it
is not guaranteed that all devices will
support the DCF standard.
Video clips:
Conforms to ISO-standard MPEG-4 format
Audio:
MPEG-4 audio (AAC compression)
48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit stereo format
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SPECIFICATIONS
Video clip shooting
mode (recording
resolution, frame
rate, bit rate)
White balance
Lens
Aperture
Exposure control
type
Light-measuring
mode
Range
Digital zoom
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HD mode
U: 1,280 × 720 pixels, 30 fps 9 Mbps
V: 1,280 × 720 pixels, 30 fps 6 Mbps
Normal mode
T: 640 × 480 pixels, 60 fps 6 Mbps
b: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 3 Mbps
a: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 2 Mbps
d: 320 × 240 pixels, 15 fps 684 Kbps
* The 60 fps frame rate of this camera is 59.94 fps,
the 30 fps frame rate is 29.97 fps, and the 15 fps
frame rate is 14.985 fps.
Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
Optical 10x
f=6.3 mm to 63.0 mm
zoom lens
(35 mm film camera conversion
f=38 mm to 380 mm)
Autofocus, 9 groups, 12 elements
(including three with five aspheric
surfaces)
Galvanometer iris
Internal ND filter
Open F=3.5 (Wide) to 3.5 (Tele)
Smallest F=8.0 (Wide) to 8.0 (Tele)
Programmable AE/Shutter speed priority AE/
Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure control
Exposure correction available from the Shooting
Setting Screen (0±1.8EV in 0.3EV steps)
Multi-section measuring, center-weighted
measuring, spot measuring
Total mode:
10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity (Wide end)
1 m (3.28 ft.) to infinity (Tele end)
Standard mode:
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity
Super macro mode:
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 1 m (3.28 ft.) (Wide end only)
For shooting:
1x to approx. 10x
For playback:
1x to 58x (varies with resolution)
Shutter speed
Sensitivity
Image stabilizer
Monitor
Flash working
range
Flash modes
Focus
Self-timer
Ambient
environment
Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
(Maximum approx. 4 seconds when scene select
function set to lamp Q)
(During flash: 1/30 to 1/2,000 sec.)
Sequential shots shooting mode: 1/15 to 1/2,000
second (no flash)
Video clip shooting mode: 1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
Still image shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO 50 to 200)/equivalent to
ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, and ISO 400
(switchable from Shooting Setting Screen)
Video clip shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO 200 to 800)/equivalent to
ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800 and ISO 1600
(switchable from Shooting Setting Screen)
* Maximum ISO sensitivity up to 1,600
equivalent when Scene Select function is set to
Q
Electronic
2.2-inch organic EL
Approx. 210,000 pixels
(Frame coverage: Approx. 100%)
GN = 6.4
Approx. 35 cm (13.78 in.) to 2.5 m (8.20 ft.)
(Wide)
Approx. 1 m (3.28 ft.) to 2.5 m (8.20 ft.) (Tele)
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off, red-eye reduction
TTL-type AF (still image shooting mode: 5-point
range finder/spot focus; video clip recording mode:
continuous area focus), manual focus (22 steps)
Approx. 2-second delay, 10-second delay
Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
Humidity
30 to 90% (operating, no
condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no
condensation)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Power supply
Battery pack
(supplied)
AC adaptor
(supplied)
Power consumption
Dimensions (excluding
protrusions)
Weight
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Li-ion battery pack (DB-L40) × 1
VAR-G9
4.3 W (When using the Li-ion
battery during recording)
80 (W) × 119 (H) × 36 (D) mm
3.15 (W) × 4.69 (H) × 1.42 (D) in.
(Maximum dimensions)
Volumetric capacity: Approx. 204 cc
Approx. 210 g (7.4 oz.) (camera
only [without battery pack and
card])
Camera connectors
[USB/AV]
(communication/
audio and video
output) terminal
[COMPONENT]
(720p output)
terminal
[MIC]
(microphone
input) terminal
DC IN (external
DC power input)
terminal
Regrouped jack
Audio
265 mVrms (–9 dBs), 12 kΩ or less, stereo
output
Video
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative,
output
composite video
NTSC color TV system/PAL color TV system
(switchable from the Option Screen)
S-video Y signal: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, sync
output
negative
C signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
NTSC color TV system/PAL color TV system
(switchable from the Option Screen)
USB
USB 2.0 High-speed
720p video output
Y signal: 1.0Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced, tri-level sync
Pb and Pr signals: 0.7Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced
Ø2.5 mm stereo mini jack (converts to a Ø3.5 mm stereo mini
jack by the supplied microphone connection cable), 2 Ω.
Sensitivity: less than –42 dB (plug-in power type microphone)
DC 5 V (for exclusive use with the supplied AC adaptor
[VAR-G9])
Battery life
Shooting
Still image
shooting mode
Video clip
recording mode
Playback
150 images:
CIPA standard (when a Hagiwara
Sys-Com 512MB SD Memory Card
is used)
60 minutes:
Recorded in HD-SHQ mode
(1,280 × 720 pixels, 30 fps)
150 minutes:
Monitor on, continuous playback
i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a
25°C (77°F) ambient temperature.
i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery
pack and the conditions of use. Especially when used at temperatures
below 10°C (50°F), the battery pack operation time is drastically reduced.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/
Possible Recording Time
The table shows the possible number of captured images and the
possible recording times for commercially available SD Memory Cards
(512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB).
Shooting/
Resolution
recording
setting
mode
k
s
r
Still image
mode
t
A
[
U
V
T
Video clip
mode
b
a
d
Audio
recording
—
mode
SD Memory Card
512 MB
151 images
202 images
302 images
766 images
1,200 images
3,920 images
7 min. 17 sec.
10 min. 49 sec.
10 min. 49 sec.
20 min. 59 sec.
30 min. 33 sec.
1 hr. 56 min.
8 hr. 32 min.
1 GB
2 GB
297 images
596 images
399 images
795 images
595 images
1,190 images
1,510 images
2,950 images
2,380 images
4,770 images
7,740 images 15,500 images
14 min. 22 sec. 28 min. 45 sec.
21 min. 20 sec. 42 min. 42 sec.
21 min. 20 sec. 42 min. 42 sec.
41 min. 23 sec.
1 hr. 22 min.
1 hr.
2 hr.
3 hr. 49 min.
7 hr. 39 min.
16 hr. 49 min.
33 hr. 40 min.
i The maximum continuous shooting time at the d setting is 7 hours.
i Up to 13 hours of continuous audio recording is possible.
i 1 GB, 2 GB: when an SD Memory Card by Sandisk is used.
i Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually
be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc.
i The continuous shooting time for each video clip will differ depending, for
example, on the card capacity, environmental conditions (temperature and
shooting conditions, etc.).
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Docking station
Part number
Power supply
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
PDS-HD1
DC 5V
DC 5V
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (recharge),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
20 to 80% (no condensation)
94 (W) × 40.7 (H) × 92 (D) mm
3.70 (W) × 1.60 (H) × 3.62 (D) in.
Approx. 70 g (2.5 oz.)
Remote control unit
Part number
Power supply
Dimensions
Weight
BRC-C2
Lithium battery (CR2025)
32.4 (W) × 68 (H) × 15.6 (D) mm
1.28 (W) × 2.68 (H) × 0.61 (D) in.
Approx. 16 g (0.6 oz.) (including battery)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Concerning the multi-indicator
The camera’s multi-indicator will light, flash, or be off, depending on the
different camera operations.
Multi-indicator
Multi-indicator
Color
Camera status
status
Connected to
Lit
computer or
printer (USB)
Green
Power save
Flashing
mode active
Connected to
the dedicated
S-AV interface
cable or the
Orange
Lit
dedicated
component
cable
Lit
Charging
During selfSlow timer
photography
Red
Fast
Accessing card
Flashing
Battery charge
Very error or rise in
fast
internal
temperature
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Supplied AC adaptor
Part number
Power source
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight (without power cord)
VPC-HD1
Power cord VPCrated value HD1EX,
VPC-HD1E
VAR-G9
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
DC 5 V, 2.0 A
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
20 to 80% (no condensation)
46 (W) × 24 (H) × 77.8 (D) mm
1.81 (W) × 0.94 (H) × 3.06 (D) in.
Approx. 140 g (4.9 oz.)
AC 125 V, 7 A
AC 250 V, 2.5 A
i When using the supplied AC adaptor abroad, the power cord may need to
be replaced in accordance with local requirements. Please contact your
local dealer for details.
Supplied Li-ion battery pack
Model number
Voltage
Rated output
Ambient
Temperature
environment
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
DB-L40
3.7 V
1,200 mAh
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (during use, when
charging)
–10 to 30°C (14 to 86°F) (storage)
10 to 90% (no condensation)
53.4 (W) × 6.0 (H) × 35.5 (D) mm
2.10 (W) × 0.24 (H) × 1.40 (D) in.
Approx. 23 g (0.8 oz.)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Others
Apple, Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
All other company and product names are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
CAUTION
i It is forbidden to copy this manual, whole or in part, without prior written
permission.
i All images and illustrations given in this manual are for explanation
purposes and may differ slightly from that of the actual product. Also,
actual specifications are subject to change without prior notice and
therefore may differ from the contents of this manual.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any problems resulting
from the use of this camera.
i Sanyo Electric declines all responsibility for damages due to improper use
of the camera, failure to adhere to the instructions given in this manual, or
repairs or changes done by those other than a technician authorized by the
manufacturer.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any damage caused by
optional devices or consumable items used with the camera other than
those supplied with the camera or those specified by Sanyo Electric.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of
revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the
repairing of a malfunction, of the camera.
i The images captured with this camera will differ in quality from pictures
taken with a standard film camera.
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HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
Taking great pictures in difficult surroundings is easier than you might think.
By keeping a few points in mind and choosing the correct settings, you can
create photos that you’ll be proud to display and share.
If images are blurred even when the autofocus is
used
Your camera employs an autofocus function. When you snap a picture using
the autofocus, the camera automatically adjusts the settings so that the
image will be in focus. If you are getting blurred images even when using the
autofocus, one or more of the following might be the reason.
k How the autofocus works
The autofocus is activated when the still images shooting button is gently
pressed halfway. Press the still images shooting button slightly, and the target
mark will appear on the monitor to indicate that the autofocus has been
activated. Next, continue to gently press the still images shooting button all
the way to snap the picture. This two-step method is the way to ensure that
your photos are perfectly focused.
k Reasons for unfocused images
1 The still images shooting button was pressed all the way in one step.
2 After the image was focused, the subject moved.
h Even if camera focuses the subject once, if the distance between the
camera and the subject is changed, the subject may become out of
focus.
3 The focus setting is not set for the correct distance.
h If you shoot a close-up subject with the camera set to the normal focus
mode, or if you shoot a subject at normal distance with the camera set
to the super macro (close-up) mode, the image will not be in focus.
k Preventing blurred images
1 Confirm that the camera is set to the correct focus mode for your subject.
2 Hold the camera correctly, and press the still images shooting button
halfway.
3 Wait for the target mark to appear in the monitor, and holding the camera
steady, gently continue to press the still images shooting button all the
way down.
Following these steps for a gentle but firm pressing of the still images
shooting button will ensure that you get beautifully focused photos.
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Photographing a moving subject
Situation: You would like to snap an action shot of a moving child or pet. The
autofocus is activated, but because the subject is moving, the image may be
blurred. In particular, when the distance between the camera and the subject
is changing, it is difficult to lock the focus on the subject. Here are some hints
for successfully capturing images of moving subjects.
k Reasons for unfocused images
When the still images shooting button is gently pressed halfway, the camera’s
autofocus works by determining the distance between the camera and the
subject. Once the subject is in focus, if it then moves before the picture is
snapped, the image may be out of focus. This often happens when you once
lock the focus on a subject and then wait for the right moment to snap the
picture. And, conversely, a blurred image may result if you press the still
images shooting button all the way in one step in an attempt to quickly
capture an action scene, thus failing to activate the autofocus in time.
k Preventing blurred images (How to use the manual focus [page 80])
In addition to the autofocus, a manual focus mode is also incorporated in your
camera. In the autofocus mode, the distance between the camera and the
subject is automatically determined when you press the still images shooting
button halfway. In contrast to this, with the manual focus mode, you manually
set the focus by specifying the correct distance between the camera and the
subject before taking the picture.
k How to photograph a moving subject
1 Set the camera’s focus mode to the manual focus. Set the focus distance
to the correct distance between the camera and the subject.
2 When the subject is at the set focus distance, gently press the still images
shooting button all the way down.
<Advantage of using the manual focus>
i Images can be quickly captured without waiting for the autofocus to
activate.
i Because you are presetting the focus distance, the focus can be more
accurate.
<Using the manual focus effectively>
i When photographing a moving subject, press the still images shooting
button just before the subject reaches the focus distance, and the shutter
will be released when the subject is at the correct distance.
i Use manual focus to avoid incorrectly focused images when there is an
object between the camera and the subject you wish to focus on.
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Shooting portraits (portrait mode >)
Points:
i Choose a background that doesn’t detract from your subject.
i Move in close to your subject.
i Pay attention to lighting and how it affects your subject.
NOTE
i If the background is distracting, it will not show your subject to his best
advantage. Move in closer to your subject or zoom in so that the
background does not compete with the subject.
i In portrait photography your subject is clearly the central figure, so try
techniques that allow the subject to stand out.
i If light is coming from behind your subject (backlit), his face will appear
dark. You can get a better picture by using the flash, for example, or
changing the exposure setting.
Photographing moving subjects (sports mode a)
Points:
i Match the camera’s movement with that of the subject.
i Set the zoom to the Wide end (wide-angle).
i Don’t be too hesitant to press the still images shooting button, or you’ll
miss the action.
NOTE
i Tips to not missing those great action shots: Make sure you’re holding the
camera correctly. Keep the subject in the lens at all times, moving the
camera with him while waiting for the right shot. Move your whole body–not
just your arms–with the camera while shooting.
i Blurred images are more likely when the zoom is set to the Tele end than
the Wide end. Set the zoom as close as possible to the Wide end.
i Learn to press the still images shooting button quickly yet smoothly the
instant your photo chance occurs.
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Night photography (night view mode /)
Points:
i Avoid camera shake.
i Increase the ISO sensitivity.
NOTE
i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so
there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be
blurry. Use a tripod whenever possible, or if a tripod is not available, you
can lean against a wall or pillar to help stabilize the camera.
i You can photograph your subject with the night scene in the background by
using the flash. Be careful not to shoot too close to the subject, however, or
your subject’s face will appear too bright.
i After the flash operates, keep the camera and the subjects motionless for
about 2 seconds.
Photographing scenery (landscape mode +)
Points:
i Shoot using a high resolution.
i For zoom photography, use the optical zoom.
i Pay attention to picture composition.
NOTE
i When shooting with a wide-angle setting, or if you intend to enlarge the
photo, the higher the resolution, the better.
i To zoom in on distant scenery, it’s better to use the optical zoom. Using the
digital zoom produces a coarser image. Hold the camera securely, keeping
your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable.
Using a tripod or other means of stabilizing the camera will increase the
likelihood of getting a clear photo.
Don’t forget to pay attention to picture composition; note perspective and be
aware of how the placement of objects affects the scene.
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MEMO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
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