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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Movie Camera
VPC-HD700EX
VPC-HD700
VPC-HD700GX
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD700EX, VPC-HD700
and VPC-HD700GX.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera.
Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet “SAFETY MANUAL”.
Keep this manual in a safe place for later reference.
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-HD700
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!
SANYO FISHER Sales (Europe) GmbH
Stahlgruberring 4, D-81829 München, Germany
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
1-1, Sanyo-cho, Daito City, Osaka 574-8534, Japan
FOR RUSSIAN USERS
This product certified by official certification company
which is authorized by Russian Federation.
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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 187)
and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 195).
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Install the battery pack and card
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Insert the battery pack.
Battery cover
Battery pack
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2
Insert the SD Memory Card.
h An SD Memory Card is not included with your camera. Please
purchase a commercially sold card.
h In this manual, the SD Memory Card is referred to as the “card”.
Card slot cover
Card slot
SD Memory card
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Before capturing those important shots, be sure to first take a
test shot to confirm that your camera is set up and ready to go
i Sanyo declines any claim for compensation for recorded contents etc. in case
of photographing or recording failure due to a chance camera or card flaw.
Shooting
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3
Set the REC/PLAY switch
to REC.
REC/PLAY switch
Set to REC
Press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second to turn
the camera on.
h If the screen to set the date
and time appears, press
the MENU button 2 times
to cancel it.
For how to set the date
and time, see page 42.
[
[
Monitor
Record.
To record a video clip:
] button to
h Press the [
begin recording a video
clip.
h Press the [
] button
again to end the recording.
To take a photo:
] button.
h Press the [
h A still image is captured.
ON/OFF
button
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F3.5
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] button
] button
HD-SHQ
00:05:08
Playback
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2
Set the REC/PLAY switch
to PLAY.
h The display changes to
the Playback Screen and
the image that was just
captured is shown.
Toggle the SET button to
the left or right to display
the image you wish to see.
<Video clip playback>
h Video clips are indicated
by a video clip pattern
along the left and right
sides of the screen.
h Press the SET button to
start video clip playback.
<To return to the shooting
mode>
h Set the REC/PLAY
switch to REC.
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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Burn your recorded video clips onto a DVD
(Windows XP)
Introduced here is the procedure to use the supplied DVD-ROM (Xacti
Software DVD) to burn movies captured with your camera to a DVD,
creating your original DVD.
Install the application programs
Install two programs from the Xacti Software DVD to your computer:
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition (in this manual, referred to as
Photoshop Album SE) and, for creating DVDs, Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0
(in this manual, referred to as Premiere Elements).
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2
Set
DVD drive.
h The installation window opens.
Click on the application program you wish to install.
h After clicking on an application program, follow the instructions shown
on the monitor to install the program.
h When installing Premiere Elements, input the serial number found on
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In the installation window, click on [Finish].
h The installation window closes.
h Remove the DVD-ROM from your computer’s DVD drive.
<About the Kodak online service>
h When the installation window closes, a dialog box to connect to the
website introducing Kodak’s online service appears. Check the [No
thanks !] option button, and then click on the [OK] button.
Copy data from your camera to the computer
Connect your camera to a computer, and copy the desired data to the
computer.
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2
Turn on the computer, and use the supplied dedicated USB interface
cable to connect your camera to the computer.
h Connect the cable between the camera’s USB/AV terminal and the
computer’s USB connector.
Turn on the camera (page 39).
h The USB Connection Screen appears on the camera’s monitor.
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Select [COMPUTER], and press the SET button.
h The screen to select the computer connection mode appears.
h Select [CARD READER], and press the SET button.
h The screen to import data to the computer appears on your
computer’s monitor.
Click the [IMPORT] button.
h Copy the camera data to the following folder:
My Pictures\Adobe\Digital Camera\Date folder
h When the data has been successfully copied, a dialog box appears to
confirm whether or not you wish to delete the original data from the
camera.
Click the [YES] button if you wish to delete the data from the
camera’s memory, or [NO] if you do not wish to delete it.
h The Photoshop Album SE catalogue screen appears.
h The data you copied appears on the computer monitor. Confirm that
the desired data was correctly copied. If it was not copied, from the
[Import] menu select [From camera, mobile phone or card reader],
and copy the desired data.
Click the close button.
h Photoshop Album SE closes.
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Burn video clips onto a DVD
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Double-click on your desktop’s Premiere Elements icon to run the
Premiere Elements program.
h The Premiere Elements welcome screen appears.
Click on the [New Project] icon.
h The [New Project] dialog box appears.
Type a project name in the “Name:” field.
h Use any name that is easy to understand.
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Click the [OK] button.
h The screen to edit the data you’ll burn to the DVD appears.
Click on [Files and folders] in the “Get Media from:” field.
h The screen to select the data to burn to the DVD appears.
h Specify the folder that contains the files
(My Pictures\Adobe\Digital Camera Data\Date folder).
Specify the video clip data you wish to burn to the DVD.
h Select the desired data by clicking on it.
h To select multiple data, click on the individual files while holding down
the [Ctrl] key. If you select one file, hold down the [Shift] key and click
on another file in the list, all the files in between are also selected.
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Click the [Open] button.
h The window to select the data closes, and the display returns to the
screen to edit the data you’ll burn to the DVD.
h The data specified in step 6 appears in the “Available Media:” field.
Double-click on the data you wish to burn to the DVD.
Drag and drop the data you selected in step 8 to “Drag clip here to
add to movie” in the “My Project” field.
h The data to burn to the DVD appears in the “Scenes” of the
“My Project” field.
h To include multiple files, repeat steps 8 and 9 as necessary.
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10 Click the [Create DVD] tab.
h “DVD menus” appears.
11 Click the [Burn DVD] button.
h The dialog box to burn to a DVD appears.
h For “Burn to:” in the “DVD Settings”, specify “Disc”.
12 Click the [Burn] button.
h Burning to DVD begins.
13 When writing is complete, click the [Close] button.
14 Click the close button.
h The dialog box to confirm whether to save the project appears.
h If you wish to use the settings for the current project in subsequent
projects, you should save them. If you will not use the settings in
subsequent projects, it is not necessary to save then.
15 Click the [YES] or [NO] button.
h Premiere Elements closes.
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How was that? The convenient accessories not only let you immediately view
images captured with the camera, but you can also upload images to your
computer and create your original DVDs. Read the following explanations to
find out how you can fully enjoy your camera’s digital movie feature.
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CONTENTS
QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ........................................................ 6
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES .................................... 11
How to use the accessories .......................................................... 13
Media cards that can be used with this camera ............................ 16
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA ............................... 17
High-quality images with “high definition” ..................................... 17
Includes SIMPLE mode for quick-and-easy operation .................. 18
Movie image stabilizer for sharp pictures ..................................... 18
Sharp face shots ........................................................................... 19
Xacti Library feature ...................................................................... 19
SYSTEM MAP ..................................................................................... 21
„ SETUP
PARTS NAMES ................................................................................... 22
Docking station ............................................................................. 24
Remote control unit ....................................................................... 25
INSTALL THE CARD ........................................................................... 26
PREPARING THE DOCKING STATION ............................................. 28
PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT ................................... 29
Prepare the battery ....................................................................... 29
How to use the remote control unit ............................................... 30
PREPARING THE POWER ................................................................. 32
Charging the battery pack ............................................................. 32
When using a power outlet ........................................................... 36
About recharging .......................................................................... 38
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ............................................. 39
Turning on the camera .................................................................. 39
Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) mode
is active .................................................................................... 40
Turning off the camera .................................................................. 40
DATE AND TIME SETTING ................................................................. 42
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE SHOOTING MODE AND PLAYBACK
MODE .............................................................................................. 45
SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE ........................................................ 46
About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode ............................. 46
Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes ................ 47
Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode Menu Screen ..... 48
Overview of the SIMPLE Mode Setting Screen ............................ 55
Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen .......................... 59
FULL AUTO MODE ............................................................................. 67
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„ SIMPLE
SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES .............................................................68
For best results ..............................................................................68
Using the autofocus .......................................................................69
Select the recording size ...............................................................71
Select the focus setting ................................................................72
Hints for taking pictures .................................................................73
VIDEO CLIP RECORDING ...................................................................74
SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS ...............................................................75
Using the flash ...............................................................................77
SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP ..........78
MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM) .....................................................80
SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK WITH THE REMOTE CONTROL
UNIT .................................................................................................81
PLAYBACK
PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES ..........................82
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK ....................................................................85
PLAYBACK VOLUME ...........................................................................86
DELETING FILES .................................................................................87
PLAYBACK MODES .............................................................................89
9-image display playback ..............................................................89
Selecting the playback folder ........................................................90
Magnifying (zooming in) the image ...............................................91
„ NORMAL
SHOOTING
RECORDING SIZE ...............................................................................92
Movies ...........................................................................................92
Still images ....................................................................................93
Sequential shots ............................................................................94
Audio recording .............................................................................95
SCENE SELECT ..................................................................................98
FILTERS .............................................................................................100
FLASH OPERATION ..........................................................................101
SELF-TIMER ......................................................................................102
MOVIE MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) ..............104
FOCUS RANGE .................................................................................106
How to use the manual focus ......................................................107
FOCUS MODE ...................................................................................108
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ..............................................109
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ISO SENSITIVITY .............................................................................. 110
WHITE BALANCE .............................................................................. 112
EXPOSURE SETTING ...................................................................... 113
DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING ................................................................. 115
FACE CHASER ................................................................................. 116
HIGH SENSITIVITY MODE ............................................................... 117
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ......................................................... 118
PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK ................................................................. 119
FILE PROTECT ................................................................................. 121
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................. 122
Display the Printing Instructions Screen ..................................... 122
Specifying date imprinting and print quantities ........................... 124
Index print ................................................................................... 126
Clearing all the printing instructions ............................................ 127
ROTATE STILL IMAGE ..................................................................... 128
REDUCE STILL IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) ........................................... 129
CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE AND RED-EYE EFFECT ............. 130
EXTRACTING ONE FRAME FROM A VIDEO CLIP ......................... 132
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS ..................................................................... 133
Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip ..................... 133
Procedure to join video clips ....................................................... 134
Video clip cutting (extracting) ...................................................... 135
Joining video clips ....................................................................... 138
DISPLAYING FILE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) ........ 141
„ OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU ......................................... 142
SCREEN DISPLAY ............................................................................ 143
SELECT THE STARTUP DISPLAY ................................................... 144
OPERATION SOUNDS ..................................................................... 145
POST-VIEW DISPLAY SETTING ...................................................... 147
SPECIFY A FOLDER TO SAVE FILES ............................................. 148
ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS ................................................ 149
NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ...................................................... 151
ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY ........................................................ 152
FLICKER-REDUCTION ..................................................................... 153
MONITOR BRIGHTNESS .................................................................. 154
SCREEN LANGUAGE ....................................................................... 155
TV OUTPUT SETTING ...................................................................... 156
POWER SAVE FUNCTION ............................................................... 160
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FILE NO. MEMORY ............................................................................162
FORMATTING A CARD .....................................................................165
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ............................................167
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY ...............................168
Checking the remaining number of images and
video recording time ................................................................168
For audio recordings ...................................................................168
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE ..............170
„ OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV
CONNECTING TO A STANDARD VIDEO INPUT TERMINAL ..........172
ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY ....................................................173
Connect to the S-VIDEO terminal ...............................................173
Connect to the 480p/720p terminal .............................................174
Connecting to the HDMI terminal ................................................175
PLAYING BACK ON A TV ..................................................................176
Xacti Library ........................................................................................177
CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
PictBridge MODE ................................................................................178
PRINTING ...........................................................................................180
Printing selected images .............................................................180
Printing all images .......................................................................181
Making an index print ..................................................................182
Printing images according to printing instructions
(requested images) .................................................................183
Changing the printer settings ......................................................184
OTHER CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING HEADPHONES .........................................................186
„ APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................187
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................195
Camera ........................................................................................195
Docking station ............................................................................206
Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters ..................208
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................210
Camera ........................................................................................210
Camera connectors .....................................................................214
Battery life ...................................................................................215
Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/
Possible Recording Time ........................................................216
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Docking station ........................................................................... 217
Remote control unit ..................................................................... 217
Concerning the multi-indicator .................................................... 218
Supplied AC adaptor ................................................................... 219
Supplied Li-ion battery pack ....................................................... 219
Others ......................................................................................... 220
Before capturing those important shots, be sure to first take
a test shot to comfirm that your camera is set up and
ready to go ............................................................................. 221
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES ...................................................... 222
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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
Getting started
shooting/recording
Log the date and time
of your photos
For more accurate
focus
• “VIDEO CLIP
RECORDING” on
page 74
• “SHOOTING SINGLE
SHOTS” on page 75
• “Sequential shots” on
page 94
• “Audio recording” on
page 95
• “DATE AND TIME
SETTING” on page 42
• “How to use the manual
focus” (manual focus) on
page 107
Zoom in on the
subject
• “MACROPHOTOGRAPHY
(ZOOM)” on page 80
Additional functions
Set the focus to a
narrow range
• “FOCUS MODE” on
page 108
Close-up
photography
Reduce noise when
recording
• “Select the focus setting”
(super macro mode) on
page 72
• “FOCUS RANGE” (super
macro mode) on
page 106
• “NOISE-REDUCTION
FUNCTION” on page 151
Optimize the photo
quality
Reduce video clip flicker
• “Select the recording
size” on page 71
• “RECORDING SIZE” on
page 92
Set the camera’s color/contrast
characteristics
• “FLICKER-REDUCTION” on page 153
• “ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY” on page 152
Capture fast-moving subjects
• “SCENE SELECT” (sports mode) on page 98
Suppress camera shake effect
• “MOVIE MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)” on page 104
• “CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE AND RED-EYE EFFECT” on page 130
Shoot in dark conditions
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•
•
•
“EXPOSURE COMPENSATION” on page 118
“Using the flash” on page 77
“FLASH OPERATION” on page 101
“SCENE SELECT” (night view portrait mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on page 98
Increase the camera’s sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on page 110
• “HIGH SENSITIVITY MODE” on page 117
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Shooting/recording
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Photographing people
• “SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view portrait mode) on page 98
• “FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 100
Sharp face shots
• “FACE CHASER” on page 116
Simplified operation for shooting/playback
• “SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE” on page 46
• “FULL AUTO MODE” on page 67
Photographing landscapes
• “SCENE SELECT” (landscape mode) on page 98
Take a self-photo
• “SELF-TIMER” on page 102
Make images lighter
or darker
• “EXPOSURE
COMPENSATION” on
page 118
• “HIGH SENSITIVITY
MODE” on page 117
Measure the
brightness of a
specific area
• “LIGHT-MEASURING
MODE SETTING” on
page 109
Adjust the camera’s
sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on
page 110
For a more precise
exposure setting
• “EXPOSURE SETTING”
(manual exposure
control) on page 113
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Change the color of
the images
Make white appear
natural
• “FILTERS” (monochrome
filter/sepia filter) on
page 100
• “WHITE BALANCE” on
page 112
Playback
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Getting started
viewing images
Adjust the speaker
volume
Change the angle of
view
• “PLAYING BACK VIDEO
CLIPS AND STILL
IMAGES” on page 82
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME”
on page 86
• “ROTATE STILL IMAGE”
on page 128
Search for image/
audio files
• “9-image display
playback” on page 89
• “Selecting the playback
folder” on page 90
Magnify an image
• “Magnifying (zooming in)
the image” on page 91
• “Audio playback” on
page 96
Adjust the speaker volume
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME” on page 86
Continuous playback
• “SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK” on page 85 and 119
Adjust the monitor brightness
• “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 154
Playback on a TV
• “PLAYING BACK ON A TV” on page 176
Set the TV system
• “TV OUTPUT SETTING” on page 156
How to use Xacti Library
• “Xacti Library” on page 177
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File managing/processing
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Search for image/audio files
• “9-image display playback” on page 89
• “Selecting the playback folder” on page 90
Delete files
Protect files from accidental erasure
• “DELETING FILES” on
page 87
• “FILE PROTECT” on page 121
Format a card
• “FORMATTING A CARD” on page 165
Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips
• “EDITING VIDEO CLIPS” on page 133
Specify the number of prints, index print, and date imprint
• “PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 122
View the settings that were in effect when the image/audio files were
recorded
• “DISPLAYING FILE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)” on page 141
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Using with a computer
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Use the camera as a card reader
• “USING AS A CARD READER” on page 9 in the Xacti Software DVD INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Copy files from your
Using with Windows Vista
camera to a computer • “CONNECTING IN THE MTP MODE” on page 14 in the
• “Copy data from your
camera to the computer”
on page viii
Xacti Software DVD INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Burn files copied to the computer onto a DVD
• “Burn your recorded video clips onto a DVD (Windows XP)” on page vii
Playback
• “About video clip files recorded with this camera” on page 13 in the Xacti Software
DVD INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Using as a webcam
• “Using as a PC camera” on page 16 in the Xacti Software DVD INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Record an image of the computer screen
• “SCREEN CAPTURE” on page 25 in the Xacti Software DVD INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
i Soft case (page 15): 1
i Handstrap (page 13): 1
i Xacti Software DVD
(DVD-ROM) (page 4 in the
Xacti Software DVD
INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 1
i Li-ion battery pack (page 32):
1
i Docking station (pages 24
and 28): 1
i Dedicated S-AV interface
cable (pages 172 and 173): 1
i Dedicated USB interface
cable (page 7 in the Xacti
Software DVD INSTRUCTION
MANUAL): 1
i Dedicated component cable
(page 174): 1
i HDMI cable (page 175): 1
Included with model
VPC-HD700EX. Not included
with other models.
i AC adaptor and power cord
(pages 28, 36 and 37): 1
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i Remote control unit
(pages 25, 29 to 31 and 81): 1
FOR CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. ONLY
Perchlorate Material - special
handling may apply.
The lithium battery used in this
camera contains perchlorate
material, which may require
special handling. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
i Lens cap (page 14): 1
i Dedicated USB converter
cable: 1
h For use with the Xacti Library
feature
i Microphone connection cable
(page 186): 1
i Cores: (4)
i “SAFETY MANUAL”
(safety precautions booklet)
Please read this booklet
carefully before using the
camera.
i Xacti Library Instruction
Manual
i Quick Guide
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
How to use the accessories
k Handstrap
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k Lens cap
<When the handstrap is not used>
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
<When used with the handstrap>
k Soft case
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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 digital movie camera can record video clips in high vision. It includes an
operation mode that lets even novice shutterbugs record and play back
without getting flustered, as well as software with which you can easily create
your original DVDs. In addition, it comes with the “Xacti Library” feature for
saving recorded data to hard disk and managing files without using a
computer.
High-quality images with “high definition”
(pages 71 and 92)
Your camera can capture high definition (HD) 1280 × 720-pixel video clips.
Also, the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard is used for formatting video files. You
get both compact file size and high picture quality in one high-performance
camera.
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Includes SIMPLE mode for quick-and-easy
operation (page 46)
Select from two shooting/playback modes: the “SIMPLE mode” for users new
to the camera, and the “NORMAL mode” for full use of all the camera’s many
features and functions.
Example:
Select movie and
photo size
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
HD-SHQ
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
OK
<SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu>
<NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu>
Movie image stabilizer for sharp pictures
(page 104)
Your camera can compensate for the camera shake that results in blurry
images when you try to capture a fast-moving subject or zoom in on a
subject.
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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA
Sharp face shots (page 116)
Your camera is equipped with a face recognition feature which detects the
subject’s face even when slightly lit from behind or in dim surroundings and
automatically adjusts the focus and brightness to compensate. Now those
otherwise perfect photos that are marred by shadowed faces can be
minimized.
Xacti Library feature (page 177)
The Xacti Library feature feature allows you to save files recorded with your
camera to a large-capacity hard disk without using a computer and play them
back on your TV. No computer operation is involved. You can view highdefinition images right on your TV screen.
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Lots of accessories for optimal use of your
captured images (pages 21 and 4 in the Xacti
Software DVD INSTRUCTION MANUAL)
Use the accessory cables to view images on a TV or computer. Or
connect the camera directly to a printer to make prints of your photos.
And with the software in the supplied DVD-ROM (Xacti Software DVD),
you can create your original DVDs and CDs.
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PARTS NAMES
Rear
FULL AUTO button
[
] button
MENU button
Zoom switch
[T]/[]]
[W]/[P]
[
] button
Multi-indicator
Monitor
Speaker
REC/PLAY switch
SET button
Card slot cover
SIMPLE/NORMAL
switch
DC IN terminal cover
Bottom
Tripod stand hole
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Docking station terminal
Docking station
Front
Docking station terminal
SETUP
Operation mode button
Rear
DC IN terminal
USB terminal
COMPONENT/AV terminal
HDMI terminal
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PARTS NAMES
Remote control unit
1
2
3
5
4
8
6
9
7
;
A
<In the shooting mode>
1 [
] button
2 [
] button
3 Works the same as pushing
zoom switch toward the
[W] ([P]) side
4 Works the same as pushing
zoom switch toward the
[T] ([]]) side
5 SET button
6 Works the same as toggling
SET button to the left
7 MENU button
8 Works the same as toggling
SET button up
9 Works the same as toggling
SET button to the right
0 Works the same as toggling
SET button down
A ON/OFF button
h Works only when the camera
is set in the docking station.
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<In the playback mode>
1 [
] button
2 (inoperative)
3 Works the same as pushing
zoom switch toward the
[W] ([P]) side
4 Works the same as pushing
zoom switch toward the
[T] ([]]) side
5 SET button
6 Works the same as toggling
SET button to the left
7 MENU button
8 Works the same as toggling
SET button up
9 Works the same as toggling
SET button to the right
0 Works the same as toggling
SET button down
A ON/OFF button
h Works only when the camera
is set in the docking station.
INSTALL THE CARD
The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (page 165).
1
Open the card slot cover.
Card slot cover
SETUP
1 Release from the
bottom end.
2
2 Pull gently.
Insert the card.
h Firmly insert the card until it clicks
into place.
3 Open.
Card slot
SD Memory Card
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INSTALL THE CARD
3
Close the card slot cover.
<When removing 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.
1 Open
2 Push
3 Pull out
CAUTION
Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card.
i Never remove the card when the multi-indicator is flashing red. In doing so,
you risk losing the 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
SETUP
Connect the docking station to a power outlet.
h Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord.
Push firmly
Docking station
DC IN terminal
Supplied AC adaptor
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.
Prepare the battery
A battery is already installed in the remote control unit at the time of
purchase.
1
Pull out the battery insulating
sheet.
h The remote control unit
becomes operable when the
insulating sheet is removed.
Insulating sheet
Replacing the remote control unit battery
Follow the procedure below to replace the CR2025 battery used in the remote
control unit approximately every year (differing depending on the amount of
use).
Remove the old battery
Insert a new battery
1 Pull out the battery slot.
h While pressing the tab, pull
the battery slot out.
1 Insert a new battery.
h First wipe the battery with a
clean, dry cloth, and insert it
with the (+) mark facing up.
(+) mark
Battery slot
tab
2 Remove the battery.
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2 Re-insert the battery slot.
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.
Simultaneously press the MENU button and the [
least 3 seconds.
] button for at
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”>
1
2
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Aim the infrared emitter at the remote control sensor on the docking
station.
Simultaneously press the MENU button and the [
least 3 seconds.
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] button for at
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 AC
adaptor is used.
Charging the battery pack
SETUP
1
Open the battery cover.
1 Push
3 Open
2 Pull
Battery cover
2
Insert the battery pack.
h Take care that it is positioned correctly.
1 Align
2 Insert
Battery pack
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PREPARING THE POWER
3
Replace the battery cover.
1 Align the cover
2 Push
<To remove the battery pack...>
h Raise the edge of the battery pack to remove it.
4
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Prepare the docking station (page 28).
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5
Multi-indicator
SETUP
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 multiindicator is lit red. When charging
is completed, the indicator turns
off.
h If the multi-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.
120 minutes.
h The AC adaptor (supplied) can be
connected to the camera’s DC IN
terminal to charge the battery.
Docking station terminal
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PREPARING THE POWER
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.
Do not charge the 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 multiindicator 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.
Does the battery pack appear swollen?
i The lithium-ion battery used in this camera may expand slightly when
stored in a hot environment or repeatedly used, but this is not a safety
hazard.
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.
To prolong the life of the battery pack
i Although the battery pack is an expendable item, you can maximize the life
of the battery by heeding the following suggestions.
h Do not leave the battery under the hot summer sun or exposed to other
high-temperature environments.
h Do not continually recharge the battery when it is already fully charged.
After fully charging it once, for example, use it for a while to partially
discharge it before recharging it again.
h When the battery is not to be used for a long time, if possible store the
partially charged (not fully charged) battery in a cool environment.
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When using a power outlet
Power to the camera can be supplied from a power outlet if the docking
station or the AC adaptor is used.
Using the AC adaptor
SETUP
DC IN terminal
To power outlet
DC IN terminal cover
To open
1 Use fingernail 2 Pull towards
to open.
the rear.
3 Open
downwards.
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PREPARING THE POWER
Using the docking station
Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord to connect the docking station
to a power outlet, and set the camera in the docking station.
Push firmly
Docking station
DC IN terminal
Supplied AC adaptor
Power cord
To power outlet
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About recharging
Recharging takes place only when the camera is turned off, or when the
power save function or the sleep function has been activated. Recharging
does not take place when the camera is in the shooting mode or playback
mode.
SETUP
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND
OFF
Turning on the camera
1
2
3
39
Set the REC/PLAY switch.
To shoot pictures:
Set to REC.
To play back images:
Set to PLAY.
Open the monitor unit.
Press the ON/OFF button for
at least 1 second.
h The camera turns on.
h If the date and time have not
been set, the screen to set
the date and time is shown
on the monitor.
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Turning on the camera when the power save
(sleep) mode is active
Turning off the camera
1
Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second.
h The camera turns off.
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SETUP
In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function
will automatically turn off the camera after 1 minute of no use during
shooting, or 5 minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset
setting).
i When the power save mode is active, you can restore the power by any of
the following methods:
h Move the REC/PLAY switch.
h Press the ON/OFF button.
h Press the [
] or [
] button.
h Press the SET or MENU button.
h Push the zoom switch.
h Move the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch.
h Press the FULL AUTO button.
* When the MENU button is used to turn on the camera, the screen to set
the operation sounds (page 145) appears.
i After the power save mode 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 mode 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 mode is
activated (page 160).
i When the camera is connected to a computer or printer, the power save
mode becomes active after about 12 hours.
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, 2007
1
Set the date.
1 Select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Screen
appears.
3 Set the date to “2007/12/24”.
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.
CLOCK SET
DATE
SETUP
2
Turn on the camera (page 39),
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 display the Recording or
Playback Screen, press the
MENU button 2 times.
2007/09/01
TIME
00:00
DISP
Y/M/D
OK
CLOCK SET
2007/12/24
DATE
OK
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
3
4
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:
CLOCK SET
TIME
19:30
OK
CLOCK SET
DISP
Y/M/D
OK
Y/M/D→M/D/Y→D/M/Y
Toggle the SET button down to change it in the reverse order.
4 Press the SET button.
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5
Press the MENU button.
h The date and time setting is completed.
h To display the Recording or Playback Screen, press the MENU button.
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SETUP
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 step 1).
To correct the date and time settings
i After step 1, 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.
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE SHOOTING
MODE AND PLAYBACK MODE
Switch between the shooting mode (for recording) and the playback mode (for
viewing your recorded images).
1
Turn on the camera (page 39).
REC/PLAY switch
2
Set the REC/PLAY switch to
the desired mode.
For recording:
Set it to REC.
For playback:
Set it to PLAY.
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HD-SHQ
00:05:08
F3.5
1/30
<Example of the shooting
mode>
2007.12.24
PLAY
<Example of the playback
mode>
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Shooting mode
Playback mode
SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode
The “SIMPLE mode” comprises only those functions that are most often used
and necessary to operate the camera, while the “NORMAL mode” enables
full use of all the camera’s many functions. Select the mode that is suitable for
your purposes.
SETUP
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
HD-SHQ
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
Select movie and
photo size
OK
<NORMAL Mode Setting
Screen>
<SIMPLE Mode Setting
Screen>
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL
modes
Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch, located next to the monitor, to switch
between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes.
1
Set the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to the desired mode.
SIMPLE mode:
Set it to SIMPLE.
NORMAL mode:
Set it to NORMAL.
SIMPLE/NORMAL switch
SIMPLE mode
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NORMAL mode
Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode
Menu Screen
1
Shooting mode
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Playback mode
HD-SHQ
00:05:08
F3.5
1/30
<Example of the shooting
mode>
2007.12.24
PLAY
<Example of the playback
mode>
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SETUP
Set the camera to the shooting or playback mode.
h Use the REC/PLAY switch to select the shooting mode or playback
mode.
To access the Shooting Menu:
Set the switch to REC.
To access the Playback Menu:
Set the switch to PLAY.
REC/PLAY switch
SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
2
Set the camera to the SIMPLE mode or NORMAL mode.
h Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to select the desired mode.
To select the SIMPLE mode:
Set the switch to SIMPLE.
To select the NORMAL mode:
Set the switch to NORMAL.
SIMPLE/NORMAL switch
SIMPLE mode
NORMAL mode
HD-SHQ
362
00:05:08
F3.5
1/30
<Example: NORMAL Mode
Shooting Screen>
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00:05:08
<Example: SIMPLE Mode
Shooting Screen>
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3
Press the MENU button.
h The Menu Screen for the mode you selected in steps 1 and 2 appears
on the monitor.
Display the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu → go to page 51, step 4.
Display the NORMAL Mode Setting Menu → go to page 52, step 4.
h To cancel the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.
MENU button
SETUP
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
HD-SHQ
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
<Example: NORMAL Mode
Shooting Menu>
Select movie and
photo size
OK
<Example: SIMPLE Mode
Shooting Menu>
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
To access the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu Screen
4
51
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to
change, and press the SET button.
h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears.
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To access a NORMAL Mode Setting Menu
4
Toggle the SET button up or down to select a tab.
h The Menu Screen for the selected tab appears.
SETUP
5
Toggle the SET button to the right.
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
6
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to
change, and press the SET button.
h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears.
h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.
1
2
3
HD-SHQ
1
2
3
3680×2760
3072×2304
3072×2304
3072×1728 [16:9]
1600×1200
OK
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1 Recording size (page 71)
h Select the video clip size to
record.
?
: The recorded video clip size
will be 1280 × 720 pixels, and
the captured still image size
will be 3072 × 2304 pixels w.
: The video clip size will be
640 × 480 pixels, and the still
image size will be 3072 × 2304
pixels w.
6
4 Remaining battery power
indication (page 170)
: The video clip size will be
320 × 240 pixels, and the still
image size will be 640 × 480
pixels [.
2 Focus range (page 72)
h Select the focus range that
corresponds to the distance to
the subject.
7: The camera automatically
focuses on the subject
within a range of 80 cm
(31.50 in.) to infinity
(normal).
8: The camera focuses on a
subject within a range of
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm
(31.50 in.) (super macro).
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SETUP
@
3 Flash (page 77)
h Specify how the flash will
operate.
9: The camera detects the
subject brightness and
uses the flash only when
necessary.
:: The flash operates with
every image captured
regardless of the
conditions.
;: The flash does not operate
even in dark situations.
SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu
1
2
3
Start slideshow
OK
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4
1 Slideshow (page 85)
h Specify the slideshow settings
and play the slideshow.
2 Playback volume (page 86)
h Adjust the volume for video
clip and audio files playback.
3 Delete (page 87)
h Delete files.
4 Remaining battery power
indication (page 170)
SETUP
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen
NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu
<Tab 1>
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
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HD-SHQ
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 Video clip settings (page 92)
<HD mode>
&: Record at 1280 × 720
pixels, 30 frames per
second (high bit rate).
A: Record at 1280 × 720
pixels, 30 frames per
second (standard bit rate).
2 Still image settings (page 93)
E: Image size is 3680 × 2760
pixels.
x: Image size is 3072 × 2304
pixels (low compression).
w: Image size is 3072 × 2304
pixels (normal
compression).
>: Image size is 3072 × 1728
pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
G: Image size is 1600 × 1200
pixels.
,: Image size is 1280 × 720
pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
[: Image size is 640 × 480
pixels.
P: Image size is 3072 × 2304
pixels.
4 Filter (page 100)
&: No filter
%: Cosmetic filter
W: Monochrome filter
,: Sepia filter
SETUP
<SD mode>
): Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second (high
bit rate).
B: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second
(standard bit rate).
l: Record at 320 × 240 pixels,
30 frames per second.
<: Make an audio recording.
3 Scene select (page 98)
=: Full auto setting
a: Sports mode
>: Portrait mode
+: Landscape mode
/: Night view portrait mode
k: Snow & beach mode
+: Fireworks mode
Q: Lamp mode
5 Flash (page 101)
k: The camera will detect the
subject brightness and use
the flash only when
necessary.
m: The flash will operate with
every image captured
regardless of the
conditions.
l: The flash will not operate
even in dark situations.
6 Self-timer (page 102)
N: Self-timer is off.
y: Shooting begins 2 seconds
after the [
] or [
]
button is pressed.
x: Shooting begins
10 seconds after the [
]
or [
] button is pressed.
7 Remaining battery power
(page 170)
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
<Tab 2>
RECORDING MENU 2
MOVIE STABILIZER
FOCUS
FOCUS MODE
1 EXP MEASURE
2 ISO
3 WHITE BALANCE
1
2
3
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 Movie stabilizer (page 104)
h Compensate for camera shake
during video clip recording.
]: Record without image
stabilizer.
\: Record with image
stabilizer on.
3 Focus area (page 108)
B: 9-point range finder focus
C: Spot focus
4 Light-measuring mode
(page 109)
X: Multi-section light
measuring
W: Center-weighted light
measuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
* The indicated ISO value is the
standard output sensitivity.
6 White balance (page 112)
>: White balance is
automatically adjusted
depending on the ambient
lighting (auto).
r: For shooting in sunny
conditions (fair)
o: For shooting in overcast
conditions (cloudy)
p: For shooting under
fluorescent lighting
(fluorescent)
q: For shooting under
incandescent lighting
(incandescent)
^: For setting the most
accurate white balance
(one push)
7 Remaining battery power
(page 170)
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SETUP
2 Focus range (page 106)
h Select the focus range that
corresponds to the distance to
the subject.
-: The camera automatically
focuses on the subject
within a range of 10 cm
(3.94 in.) to infinity (total
range).
*: The camera automatically
focuses on the subject with
a range of 80 cm (31.50 in.)
to infinity (normal).
-: The focus can be set
manually.
+: The camera focuses on the
subject within a range of
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm
(31.50 in.) (super macro).
5 ISO sensitivity (page 110)
=: Sensitivity is set
automatically
*: Sets sensitivity to ISO 50
u: Sets sensitivity to ISO 100
v: Sets sensitivity to ISO 200
w: Sets sensitivity to ISO 400
6: Sets sensitivity to ISO 800
-: Sets sensitivity to ISO 1600
z: Sets sensitivity to ISO 3200
SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
<Tab 3>
RECORDING MENU 3
EXPOSURE
DIGITAL ZOOM
FACE CHASER
1 HIGH SENSITIVITY
1
2
3
P
1
2
3
4
2
3
5
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1 Exposure (page 113)
@: The exposure is set
automatically.
T: Set the shutter speed
manually.
g: Set the aperture manually.
H: Set the aperture and
shutter speed manually.
4 High sensitivity mode
(page 117)
1: Increased sensitivity
2: Normal sensitivity
5 Remaining battery power
indication (page 170)
SETUP
2 Digital zoom (page 115)
Q: Enable the digital zoom.
B: Disable the digital zoom.
3 Face chaser (page 116)
-: Enable face chaser.
.: Disable face chaser.
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SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE
NORMAL Mode Playback Menu
<Tab 1>
2
2
3
1 Slideshow (page 119)
h Specify the slideshow settings
and play the slideshow.
2 Playback volume (page 86)
h Adjust the volume for video
clip and audio files playback.
3 Protect (page 121)
h File protect setting (delete
prohibited)
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4 Delete (page 87)
h Delete files.
5 Printing instructions
(page 122)
h Specify the printing
instructions (DPOF settings).
6 Rotate (page 128)
h Rotate a still image.
7 Remaining battery power
(page 170)
<Tab 2>
1 Resize (page 129)
h Reduce the resolution of a still
image.
2 Edit photo (page 130)
h Repair the red-eye effect to
make eyes look more natural
or enhance blurry images due
to camera shake.
3 Extract still image (page 132)
h Extract a still image from a
video clip.
4 Video clip edit (page 133)
h Edit video clips.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SETUP
1 PLAYBACK MENU 2
RESIZE
2
EDIT PHOTO
1
EXTRACT STILL
2
EDIT VIDEO
3
SELECT FOLDER
COPY
5 Select folder (page 90)
h Select a folder to play back.
6 Copy
h Used for the Xacti Library
feature.
7 Remaining battery power
indication (page 170)
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FULL AUTO MODE
In the full auto mode, you can record files using the settings in effect at the
time of shipment from the factory. However, even if you set the camera to the
full auto mode, the settings you specified in the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL
mode are retained, so your specified settings will be restored when you quit
the full auto mode.
FULL AUTO button
i Inoperative during playback.
i If you change the shooting settings or
option settings when in the full auto
mode, the camera changes to the
NORMAL mode.
Normal mode
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ISO200
F3.5
1/30
Full auto Mode
377
Press
F3.5
1/30
The full auto icon is shown.
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SIMPLE
SHOOTING
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
For best results
Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and
making sure the camera is stable.
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the
handstrap.
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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
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 72).
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.
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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.
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
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.
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode can be rotated when
they are played back (page 128).
i When the [
] button is pressed halfway, the image in the monitor may
waver vertically. This is the result of internal image processing and is not a
malfunction. This wavering is not recorded and will not affect your images
in any way.
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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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
Select the recording size
The larger the image size (number of pixels), the better the image quality will
be, but the file size will also be larger. Select the image quality that is correct
for the intended purpose.
1
Display the SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select the
recording size setting, and press the SET button.
To keep in HDTV size
HDTV size
7M [4:3]
OK
?: The recorded video clip size will be 1280 × 720 pixels, and the
captured still image size will be 3072 × 2304 pixels w.
@: The video clip size will be 640 × 480 pixels, and the still image size
will be 3072 × 2304 pixels w.
6: The video clip size will be 320 × 240 pixels, and the still image size
will be 640 × 480 (4:3) pixels [.
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Select the desired video clip recording size, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the recording size setting.
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Select the focus setting
Select the focus range corresponding to the distance between the camera
and the subject.
1
Display the SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select the focus
setting, and press the SET button.
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
All ranges
Automatic focus
(people, landscape, etc.)
OK
7: The camera automatically focuses on the subject within a range of
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (normal).
8: The camera focuses on a subject within a range of 1 cm (0.39 in.) to
80 cm (31.50 in.) (super macro).
2
Select the desired focus range, and press the SET button.
h This completes the focus range setting.
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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
Hints for taking pictures
Muting the operation sounds
i The operation sounds that are generated, for example, when the [
]
button, MENU button or SET button is pressed, as well as the audio
guidance when you switch the mode, can be muted (page 145).
Where are the image and audio files saved?
i All the image and sound files are 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, 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 files are being recorded...
i While the multi-indicator is flashing red, the image files are 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
are available (page 83).
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
1
3
Press the [
] button.
h Recording begins.
h It is not necessary to
keep the [
] button
pressed while shooting.
h When the remaining
recording time available
for the currently recording
clip becomes little, a
countdown of the
remaining recording time
appears on the display.
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
2
Turn on the camera
(page 39), and set it to the
shooting mode (page 45).
End the recording.
h Press the [
] button
again to stop recording.
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SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS
Capture a still image (single-shot).
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 39),
and set it to the shooting mode
(page 45).
[
] button
Press the [
] button.
1 Press the [
] button
halfway.
h The autofocus operates,
and the image is focused
(focus lock).
2 Continue to gently press
the [
] 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 [
] button
depressed when you
capture the image (postview [page 147]).
1
2
F3.5
1/30
Target mark
Shutter speed
Aperture
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i The large target mark appears when
Aperture
the camera focuses on a wide area
in the center of the screen.
The focus can be locked
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 149), the
autofocus can be set to a fixed focus. When the autofocus is fixed, the p
icon appears on the monitor.
i When the focus range (page 72) setting is changed, the focus lock is
released.
The shutter speed and aperture are displayed
i In the NORMAL mode, the shutter speed and aperture settings are shown
on the Shooting Screen. 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 77).
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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SIMPLE/SHOOTING
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 (page 154) by pressing the MENU
button for at least 1 second.
What is the camera focusing on?
Target mark
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 9 different focus
points within the shooting area. If the
F3.5
target mark is at a position that is
1/30
different from the point you wish to
focus on, you can refocus, for
Camera shake icon
example, by changing the shooting
Shutter speed
angle.
SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS
Using the flash
The flash is not only used for photographing under dark conditions, but is also
convenient for example when the subject is in shadow or lit from behind. The
flash is available only when shooting single-shot still images.
1
Display the SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select the flash
setting, and press the SET button.
h The screen to select the flash operation appears.
Auto
Flash automatically
OK
9: The camera detects the subject brightness and uses the flash only
when necessary.
:: The flash operates with every image captured regardless of the
conditions.
;: The flash does not operate even in dark situations.
2
3
Select the desired flash operation, and press the SET button.
h This completes the flash operation setting.
Press the [
] button to take the picture.
CAUTION
Do not touch the flash unit when shooting
i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the
flash unit when shooting.
HINT
i The flash works only when shooting single-shot still images.
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SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE
RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP
You can capture a still image (a single-shot) while recording a video clip.
1
3
4
Press the [
[
[
] button
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
2
Turn on the camera
(page 39), and set it to the
shooting mode (page 45).
] button
] button.
When you see a scene
you’d like to capture as a
still image. press the
[
] button.
Press the [
] button to
end the video clip
recording.
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SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A
VIDEO CLIP
HINT
i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not
operate.
i The face chaser feature (page 116) are inoperative.
Why does recording stop?
i When you capture a still image during video clip recording, recording
briefly stops while the image is being saved. Video clip recording resumes
after the still image is saved.
i When the remaining video recording time becomes approximately
50 seconds, it will no longer be possible to capture a still image while
recording a video clip. The exact remaining recording time at which this
occurs will differ depending on the subject and on the video clip mode
setting (page 92). If you intend to capture a still image while recording a
video clip, it is suggested that you take note of the remaining video
recording time.
About the recording size of still images
i If the still image shooting size (page 93) is set to k, it automatically
changes to w and the image is captured.
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MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM)
Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom.
1
3
Push the zoom switch toward
[T/]] or [W/P] to compose
the desired image.
[T/]]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W/P]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is
pushed, the zoom bar appears
on the monitor.
h When the optical zoom factor
is at maximum, zooming stops
temporarily. When the zoom
switch is pushed toward the
[T/]] side again, the mode
changes to the digital zoom
mode and zooming continues.
SIMPLE/SHOOTING
2
Point the camera lens at the
subject.
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see
page 74.
For shooting single shots, see
page 75.
For shooting sequential shots,
see page 94.
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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 29).
Turn the camera on, and set the REC/PLAY switch to REC or PLAY.
h Set the REC/PLAY 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
(page 25).
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PLAYBACK
SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND
STILL IMAGES
Set the camera to the playback mode (page 45).
Toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the image you
wish to play back.
h Video clips are indicated by a video clip pattern along the left and right
sides of the screen.
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<Example: After recording
a video clip>
Video clip
pattern
SET button
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<Example: After capturing
a still image>
3
For a video clip, press the SET button.
h Playback begins.
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SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
1
2
CAUTION
During video clip playback, the sound of a motor is audible...
i During recording, the sound of the optical zoom movement or autofocus
movement was recorded. This is not a malfunction.
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the video clip is played back in the
frame-by-frame, fast playback or reverse playback mode.
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SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
HINT
The file 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.)
i Depending on the card, shooting may end even before the possible
shooting time indicated.
Display the video clip playback point
i During video clip playback, press the MENU button for at least 1 second to
display a bar showing the current playback point in the video clip.
i Press the MENU button for about 1 second to cancel the bar.
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK
You can play back files in succession with the “slideshow playback” feature.
1
Display the SIMPLE Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
the slideshow setting, and press
the SET button.
=: Play back all files.
3: Play back video clips and
audio files.
c: Play back still image files.
2
SLIDESHOW
ALL
START>>>
MOVIE
PHOTO
OK
Select the type of file to play back,
and press the SET button.
h Slideshow playback begins.
h To stop slideshow playback, press
the SET button or MENU button.
HINT
About the slideshow settings
i During slideshow playback, the BGM that was set for the slideshow from
the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu is played. To change the BGM, display
the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu and change the BGM setting for the
SLIDESHOW (page 119).
i For slideshows played in the SIMPLE mode, the transition effect is fixed at
FADE and the transition interval is fixed at 2 SEC.
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PLAYBACK VOLUME
Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio files.
1
Display the SIMPLE Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
the playback volume setting, and
press the SET button.
h The volume control bar appears.
PLAY VOLUME
SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
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2
VOLUME SETTING
Toggle the SET button to the left
or right to set the volume, and
press the SET button.
h The playback volume is set, and
the display returns to the SIMPLE
Mode Playback Menu.
HINT
The volume can be adjusted during playback
i During video clip or audio file playback, if you move the zoom switch, the
volume control bar will appear, allowing you to adjust the volume.
In the NORMAL mode
i When you select “PLAY VOLUME” from the NORMAL Mode Playback
Menu and press the SET button, the volume control bar appears.
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DELETING FILES
You can delete files if you no longer need them. You can delete the files one
at a time, or all at once.
1
2
87
Display the SIMPLE Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
the delete c icon, and press the
SET button.
DELETE SINGLE:
Deletes one file at a time.
DELETE ALL:
Deletes all files.
DELETE
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE ALL
OK
Select the desired delete mode, and press the SET button.
h The Delete Confirmation Screen appears.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to select the file you wish to
delete.
h There is no confirmation screen when deleting single files. Please
make sure that the displayed image is one you wish to delete.
<DELETE ALL>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to confirm the files to delete.
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Select “DELETE”, and press the SET button.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h The currently displayed file is deleted.
h To delete other files, select the files, select “DELETE” and press the
SET button.
<DELETE ALL>
h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the files,
select “YES”, and press the SET button. When file delete is
completed, “No image” is shown.
CAUTION
i Files that are protected from accidental delete cannot be deleted. To delete
protected files, set the protect setting for the files to off (page 121), and
then follow the file delete procedure.
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SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
HINT
In the NORMAL mode
i When you select “DELETE” from the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu and
press the SET button, the Delete Screen appears.
PLAYBACK MODES
9-image display playback
1
2
3
Display the image you wish to
play back.
Zoom switch
Push the zoom switch toward
the [W/P] side.
h The 9-image display appears.
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.
h If the zoom switch is pushed
toward the [W/P] side while
the 9-image display is shown,
the display changes to the
screen to select the playback
folder (page 90).
SET button
Video
clip
Orange frame
Still image
100
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
Audio file
Folder number
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Image number
Selecting the playback folder
If the card contains multiple folders, you can select from which folder you
would like to play back.
1
2
Push the zoom switch toward the
[W/P] side 2 times.
h The screen to select the playback
folder appears.
h If the zoom switch is pushed toward
the [T/]] side, the camera
changes to the 9-image display
(page 89).
100
101
102
103
104
105
SIMPLE/PLAYBACK
3
Display the Playback Screen.
FOLDER : 100SANYO
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right to move the orange frame to the
desired folder, and press the SET
button.
h The files in the selected folder are
displayed in the Playback Screen.
HINT
In the NORMAL mode
i When you select “SELECT FOLDER” from the NORMAL Mode Playback
Menu and press the SET button, the screen to select the playback folder
appears.
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PLAYBACK MODES
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.
109%
Press shutter to save
100% MOVE
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image
i Press the [
] button. The magnified portion is saved as a new still
image.
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NORMAL
SHOOTING
NORMAL/SHOOTING
RECORDING SIZE
The image quality of video clips and still images is determined by the
recording size (number of pixels). The larger the recording size, the better the
image quality will be, but the file size will also be larger. Select the recording
size that is correct for the intended purpose.
Movies
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“MOVIE”, and press the SET button.
<HD mode>
&: Record at 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 frames per second (high bit rate).
A: Record at 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 frames per second (standard bit
rate).
<SD mode>
): Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second (high bit rate).
B: Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second (standard bit
rate).
l: Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 30 frames per second.
<Audio mode>
<: Make an audio recording (voice memo).
2
Select the desired recording size, and press the SET button.
h This completes the recording size setting.
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NORMAL/SHOOTING
You can record video clips in either the HD mode (16:9 horizontal to vertical
aspect ratio) or the SD mode (4:3 aspect ratio). In addition, the higher the
frame rate number, the smoother playback will be. However, as with the
recording size, the file size is also proportionately larger, using up more
memory. This menu is also used when making audio recordings.
RECORDING SIZE
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.
Still images
For still images, you can select either the 4:3 or 16:9 horizontal to vertical
aspect ratio. This menu is also used for shooting sequential shots.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“PHOTO”, and press the SET button.
E:
x:
w:
>:
G:
,:
[:
P:
2
93
Image size is 3680 × 2760 pixels.
Image size is 3072 × 2304 pixels (low compression).
Image size is 3072 × 2304 pixels (normal compression).
Image size is 3072 × 1728 pixels (16:9 ratio).
Image size is 1600 × 1200 pixels.
Image size is 1280 × 720 pixels (16:9 ratio).
Image size is 640 × 480 pixels.
Image size is 3072 × 2304 pixels.
Select the desired recording size, and press the SET button.
h This completes the recording size setting.
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Sequential shots
1
2
3
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“PHOTO”, and press the SET button.
Select P, and press the SET button.
Press the [
] button.
h Shooting begins. Shooting continues as long as the [
kept pressed.
] button is
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NORMAL/SHOOTING
HINT
i The maximum number of images in a sequential shots sequence is 5.
About the focus when shooting sequential shots
i When sequential shots are captured, the autofocus operates when the
[
] button is pressed halfway, fixing the focus.
Can the flash be used?
i The flash does not operate when shooting sequential shots.
RECORDING SIZE
Audio recording
Your camera can make audio recordings and play them back.
Audio recording
1
2
95
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“MOVIE”, and press the SET button.
Select <, and press the SET
button.
h The audio recording mode is
enabled.
h The menu display is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
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3
4
Press the [
] button.
h Audio recording begins. During
recording, < appears in the
monitor. It is not necessary to
continue pressing the [
]
button while recording.
Length of recording
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HINT
You can capture a still image during an audio recording
i Press the [
] button during audio recording to capture a still image.
Note, however, that if the resolution in the still image mode is set to k, it
automatically changes to w and the image is captured.
Audio playback
1
Display the desired audio file.
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NORMAL/SHOOTING
End the recording.
h Press the [
] button again to stop recording.
RECORDING SIZE
2
Play back the recording.
To do this...
Normal
playback
Press the SET button.
Pause
Press the SET button.
Toggle the SET button up.
Stop
playback
Toggle the SET button down.
Fast
forward
During playback, toggle the SET button to
the right.
Each time the SET button is toggled to the
right, the speed increases. If the SET
button is toggled to the left during fast
forward, the speed decreases.
Fast
forward/
Fast
fast reverse reverse
Volume
adjustment
Do this
Start
playback
During playback, toggle the SET button to
the left.
Each time the SET button is toggled to the
left, the speed increases. If the SET button
is toggled to the right during fast reverse,
the speed decreases.
Pause
Toggle the SET button up.
Return to
normal
playback
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/P] side.
CAUTION
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the audio recording is played back in
the fast playback or fast reverse mode.
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SCENE SELECT
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for
specific shooting conditions.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“SCENE SELECT”, and press the SET button.
Scene
setting
Shooting mode setting
Features
Singleshot
Sequential
shots
Video clip
The camera makes the
optimum settings.
m
m
m
a
Sports
Capture a split-second
image of a fast-moving
subject.
m
m
m
>
Portrait
Enhance the threedimensional feel of the
subject by blurring the
background.
m
m
m
+
Landscape
For beautiful shots of
distant scenery.
m
m
m
/
Night view
portrait
Photograph the subject
while keeping the
background night
scenery.
m
n
m
k
Snow &
beach
For photographing bright
scenes, such as on a ski
slope or at the beach
Snow & beach.
m
m
m
+
Fireworks
For capturing fireworks at
night.
m
n
m
Photograph in low-light
conditions
m
n
m
Q
Lamp
m: Available
NORMAL/SHOOTING
=
Auto
n: Not available
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FILTERS
The filter feature changes image characteristics such as color tones, to apply
unique effects to the photographed image.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“FILTER”, and press the SET button.
&:
%:
W:
,:
Select the desired icon, 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 209.
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2
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).
FLASH OPERATION
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.
The flash can be enabled only when capturing single still images.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“FLASH”, and press the SET button.
k: The camera detects the subject brightness and uses the flash only
when necessary.
m: The flash operates with every image captured, regardless of the
subject brightness.
l: The flash does not operate even in dark surroundings.
2
3
Select the desired flash operation, and press the SET button.
h This completes the flash operation setting.
Press the [
] button to capture the image.
CAUTION
Do not touch the flash unit when shooting
i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the
flash unit when shooting.
HINT
i The flash works only when shooting single-shot still images.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 149), you can
change the flash mode from the Shooting Screen.
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SELF-TIMER
Set the delay time before recording starts after the [
pressed.
1
] or [
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “SELFTIMER”, and press the SET button.
N: Turns off the self-timer function.
y: The image is captured about 2 seconds after the [
[
] button is pressed.
x: The image is captured about 10 seconds after the [
[
] button is pressed.
3
] button or
] button or
NORMAL/SHOOTING
2
] button is
Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the self-timer setting.
Take the picture.
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SELF-TIMER
HINT
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 149), you can
set the self-timer from the Shooting Screen.
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the [
] button or [
] button is pressed again before the shutter is
released, the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the [
]
button or [
] 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 The self-timer is automatically reset to off N after the power save mode
is activated and the camera turned off.
When x is selected...
i When the [
] button or [
] 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.
If you swivel the monitor unit
to its farthest position, the
image on the monitor will be
inverted.
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MOVIE MOTION COMPENSATION
(IMAGE STABILIZER)
Your camera can minimize jittery movie images by compensating for
unintentional hand motion.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “MOVIE
STABILIZER”, and press the SET button.
\: Motion compensation is enabled.
]: Motion compensation is not enabled.
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the movie stabilizer setting.
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2
MOVIE MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE
STABILIZER)
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 80) 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.
When motion compensation is enabled,
i The following icons are shown on the monitor:
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FOCUS RANGE
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“FOCUS”, and press the SET button.
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.
h When the focus range is set to *, + or -, the corresponding
indication appears on the monitor.
2
Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the focus range setting.
HINT
i When the focus range is set to super macro +, the zoom is temporarily
set to the wide end.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 149), you can
change the focus range setting from the Shooting Screen.
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-: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity
Tele end: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (total range mode)
*: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (normal mode)
-: The focus can be manually set to any distance from 1 cm
(0.39 in.) to 8 m (26.25 ft.), as well as to infinity (manual focus).
+: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm (31.50 in.) (super macro mode: wide
end only)
FOCUS RANGE
How to use the manual focus
1
2
3
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“FOCUS”, and press the SET button.
Select “MANUAL”, and 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 center of
the lens 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 MODE
You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus (still image shooting
only):
9-point range finder focus:
The correct focus is determined from 9 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
B: 9-point range finder focus is selected.
C: Spot focus is selected.
2
Select the desired icon, and
press the SET button.
h The focus mode is set.
h When the spot focus setting is
selected, the focus mark +
appears in the center of the
monitor.
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Focus mark
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NORMAL/SHOOTING
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“FOCUS MODE”, and press the SET button.
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
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “EXP
MEASURE”, and press the SET button.
n: Multi-section light-measuring
W: Center-weighted light-measuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
2
Select the desired lightmeasuring mode, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the lightmeasuring 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 NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “ISO”,
and press the SET button.
*The indicated ISO value is the standard output sensitivity.
2
Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the ISO sensitivity setting.
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=: The ISO sensitivity is set automatically (video clip recording: ISO
equivalent to ISO 200 to 1600; still image shooting: ISO 50 to 200).
*: Sets sensitivity to ISO 50 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 200).
u: Sets sensitivity to ISO 100 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 400).
v: Sets sensitivity to ISO 200 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 800).
w: Sets sensitivity to ISO 400 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 1600).
6: Sets sensitivity to ISO 800 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 3200).
-: Sets sensitivity to ISO 1600 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 3200).
z: Sets sensitivity to ISO 3200 (video clip recording: equivalent to
ISO 3200).
ISO SENSITIVITY
HINT
i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set faster shutter speeds and
capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may
increase or the images may be irregular.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 149), you can
change the ISO setting from the Shooting Screen.
CAUTION
Does the image appear to flicker when recording a video clip?
i If recording a video clip under fluorescent lights with the ISO sensitivity set
to w or higher, a noticeable flicker may appear in the image.
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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
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “WHITE
BALANCE”, and press the SET button.
2
Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the white balance setting.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 1, select >, and then press the SET button.
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>: 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.
2 Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of
paper, etc.), and press the SET button.
h This completes the white balance setting.
EXPOSURE SETTING
The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually by the user.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“EXPOSURE”, and press the SET button.
@: 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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2
Select the desired icon from the
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.
ND filter
F3.5
1/500
Shutter speed
Aperture
Press the SET button.
h This completes the exposure setting.
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 151).
i The exposure setting automatically becomes @ if the scene select
function is active.
i In the sequential shots mode, the shutter speed is faster than 1/15 sec.
i Even if the shutter speed is set to slower than 1/59 sec., the shutter speed
during video clip recording is 1/60 sec.
i If the exposure setting is set to T, g or H, by assigning an operation
shortcut to the SET button (page 149), you can select the T, g or H
exposure setting from the Shooting Screen.
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3
DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING
This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled
during zoom shooting.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode
Shooting Menu (page 48), select
“DIGITAL ZOOM”, and press the
SET button.
DIGITAL ZOOM
ON
OFF
Q: Digital zoom can be used.
B: Digital zoom cannot be used.
2
OK
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 still image mode is set to E.
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FACE CHASER
As you capture a still image, the face chaser detects the subject’s face, and
adjusts the brightness and focus in a way that produces a clear and bright
photo of the subject’s face.
1
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the face chaser setting.
HINT
When the face chaser is set to ON...
i Each face in the Shooting Screen is marked with a green frame.
i Faces that are in focus are marked with a double green frame.
i If you press the [
] button halfway, the frames marking the faces that
are in focus change to orange.
If you magnify an image that was captured with the face chaser function
enabled, the magnified image will center on the face(s).
i The scene select function setting automatically changes to =.
CAUTION
i
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2
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “FACE
CHASER”, and press the SET button.
HIGH SENSITIVITY MODE
When you shoot in the high sensitivity mode, the captured image appears
even brighter than that specified by the ISO sensitivity and exposure
compensation settings.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 48), select “HIGH
SENSITIVITY”, and press the SET button.
1: The high sensitivity mode is activated.
2: The high sensitivity mode is not activated.
2
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the high sensitivity mode setting.
CAUTION
Limitations of the high sensitivity mode
i If the exposure (page 113) is set to T, g or H, or if the flicker
reduction function (page 153) is set to “ON”, the high sensitivity mode
automatically changes to “OFF”.
i When the shutter speed is reduced to create a bright image, video clip
motion will appear uneven during playback.
i When shooting in a dark environment, the autofocus and auto exposure
may not function effectively.
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
By assigning the exposure compensation operation shortcut to the SET button
(page 149), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images.
1
2
Toggle the SET button in
the direction for which the
operation shortcut was
assigned.
h The exposure
compensation bar
appears.
Toggle the SET button to
the left or right to adjust the
exposure.
h The exposure
compensation numerical
value is shown at the left
end of the exposure
compensation bar.
h The exposure
compensation can be set
to a value from –1.8 EV to
+1.8 EV.
h The exposure
compensation bar is
canceled when the MENU
button or the SET button is
pressed.
NORMAL/SHOOTING
3
Assign the operation
shortcut to the SET button
(page 149).
SET button
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Pointer
Exposure compensation bar
HINT
The exposure compensation setting is canceled in the following cases:
i When the pointer is set to the center position.
i When the camera is set to the playback mode.
i When the standby mode or sleep mode is activated.
i After the power is turned off.
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2
Select “START” and press the SET button.
h Slideshow playback begins.
h To stop slideshow playback, press the SET button or MENU button.
HINT
BGM for video clips?
i When video clips are played back in a slideshow, the recorded audio track
is played back; the BGM is not played.
NORMAL/PLAYBACK
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FILE PROTECT
Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio files.
1
2
3
Display the file that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and
display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 48).
Select “PROTECT” and press the
SET button.
h “LOCK” appears.
h If the protect mode has already
been enabled for the file, then
“UNLOCK” appears.
PROTECT
LOCK
EXIT
OK
Toggle the SET button up or
down to select “LOCK”, and
press the SET button.
h The protect mode is set for the
file.
h The protect mark B indicates
that the file is locked.
CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain files, they will be deleted if the
card is reformatted (page 165).
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 a file...
i Display the desired file and repeat steps 1 to 3. The protect mark B will
disappear and the protect mode is canceled.
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
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 request an index print.
Display the Printing Instructions Screen
1
PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
OK
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
Display the NORMAL Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
“PRINT INSTRUCTIONS”, and
press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES:
The specified printing instructions
apply to all the images.
EACH IMAGE:
The printing instructions 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 printing instructions.
This cannot be selected if no printing
instructions have been specified for
the image.
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
HINT
Printing a single frame from a video clip
i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still
image from a video clip, you must first save it (extract still) as a still image
(page 132).
About the DPOF format
i DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a print order format. You can connect
your camera to a DPOF-compatible printer to produce your prints. You can
also set the printing instructions for the desired images, and then have the
requested images printed automatically (page 183).
About the finished prints
i Rotated images (page 128) will be printed in their original orientation.
i The quality of the print output will differ depending on the print service and
printer used.
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Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify printing instructions for each individual image (EACH
IMAGE), or apply the printing instructions to all the images (ALL
IMAGES).
1
2
Select “ALL IMAGES” or “EACH
IMAGE”.
ALL IMAGES:
The printing instructions are applied
to all the images.
EACH IMAGE:
The printing instructions 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 The printing instructions that are
currently active for the displayed
image are shown. You can toggle
the SET button to the left or right
to confirm the printing
instructions for each image.
PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
OK
ALL IMAGES
:----/--/-:0 copy
COPIES 1
OK
DATE
Printing instructions
ALL IMAGES
:2007/12/24
:2 copies
COPIES 2
OK
DATE
<Completed printing
instructions>
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
3
Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 122).
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
4
5
Specify whether the date is
displayed on the print, and the
number of prints.
<Specify the number of prints>
h Toggle the SET button up or
down.
h The quantity indication
changes.
h Display the desired number
of prints.
h Press the SET button.
h The number of prints is set.
<Specify dated prints>
h From the screen on which the
number of prints is set, press the
zoom switch.
h Press the SET button.
Dated prints
Quantity
ALL IMAGES
:2007/12/24
:0 copy
COPIES 1
OK
DATE
Press the MENU button.
h The printing instructions for the requested print quantities and dated
prints are stored.
h The display returns to the Printing Instructions Screen.
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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 Printing Instructions Screen (page 122).
2
Select “INDEX”.
3
INDEX PRINT
OK
EXIT
OK
Select “OK”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the setting for the
index print. You are returned to
the Printing Instructions Screen.
HINT
To cancel the index print setting
i Follow steps 1 and 2, select “CLEAR” in step 3, and press the SET button.
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4
Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
OK:
Specify an index print copy.
EXIT:
Discontinue the setting procedure,
and return to the Printing
Instructions Screen.
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Clearing all the printing instructions
Delete the printing instructions for all images.
1
Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 122).
2
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear Screen
appears.
CANCEL:
Clear the printing instructions for all
images.
EXIT:
Cancel the clear procedure and
return to the Printing Instructions
Screen.
Select “CANCEL”, and press the SET
button.
h All the printing instructions are
cleared and you are returned to the
Printing Instructions Screen.
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ALL CLEAR
:2007/12/24
:2 copies
CANCEL
EXIT
OK
ROTATE STILL IMAGE
Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
2
Select “ROTATE”, and press the
SET button.
RIGHT:
Rotates image clockwise
90 degrees.
LEFT:
Rotates image counterclockwise
90 degrees.
ROTATE
RIGHT
LEFT
OK
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 121).
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
3
Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display the NORMAL
Mode Playback Menu (page 48).
REDUCE STILL 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 NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 48).
Select “RESIZE”, and press the
SET button.
<For still images with a 4:3
vertical-to-horizontal aspect ratio>
2M (4:3):
The size changes to
1600 × 1200 pixels.
0.3M (4:3):
The size changes to
640 × 480 pixels.
<For still images with a 16:9
aspect ratio>
2M (16:9):
The size changes to
1920 × 1080 pixels.
0.9M (16:9): The size changes to
1280 × 720 pixels.
3
4
Select the new image size, and press the SET button.
Select “SAVE” and 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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CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE
AND RED-EYE EFFECT
Repair the red-eye effect in still images to make the eyes appear more
natural, and enhance still images that are blurry due to camera shake.
1
2
Select “EDIT PHOTO”, and press
the SET button.
h The Edit Photo Screen appears.
BLUR CORRECTION:
Repairs the effects of camera
shake.
RED-EYE CORRECT.:
Repair the red-eye effect.
Select the desired type of edit,
and press the SET button.
h The corresponding edit screen
appears.
CORRECTION:
Proceed with the image correction.
EXIT:
Return to the Edit Photo Screen.
EDIT PHOTO
BLUR CORRECTION
RED-EYE CORRECT.
OK
RED-EYE CORRECT.
CORRECTION
EXIT
OK
<Example: “RED-EYE
CORRECT.” was selected>
4
Select “CORRECTION”, and
press the SET button.
h Image editing begins. During
image processing, “Processing”
is shown on the screen.
h When editing is completed, the
modified image is shown. Check
the image to see if the postprocessing result is satisfactory.
RED-EYE CORRECT.
Press shutter to save
<Example: Red-eye
correction>
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
3
Display the image to be modified, and display the NORMAL Mode
Playback Menu (page 48).
CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE AND RED-EYE
EFFECT
5
6
Press the [
] button.
h A screen appears for you to
specify whether or not to save
the original image.
SAVE AS NEW:
The corrected image is saved as a
separate image, and the original
image is preserved.
OVERWRITE FILE:
The original file is deleted, and only
the corrected image is saved.
Select the desired method to save the corrected image, and press
the SET button.
h The corrected image is saved, and you are returned to the Edit Photo
Screen.
HINT
About the blur correction icon
i On the Blur Correction Screen, an icon indicating the degree of blur appears.
: Blur correction unnecessary or blur correction completed.
: Blur correction possible
: Blur correction not possible
i Blur correction is not possible for images captured at a shutter speed of
1/8 sec or less, or for images captured using a different digital camera. Also,
blur correction may not be possible in cases of extreme blur.
If the “Blur correction not successful” or “Red-eye correction not
successful” message appears...
i The camera was not able to successfully repair the image.
i The correction function works to automatically edit flaws that the camera
detects in captured images. In some cases, the camera may fail to correctly
detect a flaw, or it may incorrectly identify a flaw where it does not exist.
Concerning the date and time information for the saved image
i When an image is corrected and saved, the recorded date and time of
capture (Exif information) remains unchanged from the original image.
However, the file date shown on the computer changes to the date and time
the image was revised.
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EXTRACTING ONE FRAME 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 file remains unchanged).
1
2
4
Display the NORMAL Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
“EXTRACT STILL”, and press the
SET button.
16:9:
The currently displayed image will
be saved as a still image with an
aspect ratio of 16:9. (This selection
is available only for video clips
recorded in the HD mode.)
4:3:
The currently displayed image will be
saved as a still image with an aspect
ratio of 4:3.
EXTRACT STILL
16:9
4:3
OK
Select “16:9” or “4:3”, and press the SET button.
h The screen to confirm that you wish to save the image appears.
SAVE:
Save the currently displayed image as a still image.
EXIT:
You are returned to the screen to extract an image.
Select “SAVE” and press the SET button.
h The currently displayed image is saved as a still image.
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
3
Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and
save.
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
You can trim away unwanted portions from a video clip and save it as a new
video clip (video clip cutting [extracting]). You can also join video clips
together and save them as one separate clip (“joining”).
Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip
1
Specify the frames
(1, 2) where the
video clip is to be
cut.
2
A
B
J
Extract the specified portion.
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C
Procedure to join video clips
Specify the video clip that will come first.
J
Specify the video clip that you wish to
append (join).
J
NORMAL/PLAYBACK
Join the video clips.
i The video clips are joined.
i The original video clips are not affected.
(You can also choose to erase the
original video clips when the new clip is
saved.)
CAUTION
Caution when editing video clips
i When editing video clips, do not move the REC/PLAY switch. If you move
the REC/PLAY switch while editing video clips, not only will the editing not
be properly completed, but the original video clip may also be erased.
i 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 files
that are no longer necessary (page 87), or by selecting “OVERWRITE”
when saving edited video clips (pages 137 and 139).
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Video clip cutting (extracting)
1
2
Display the video clip from which you wish to extract a segment.
Display the NORMAL Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
“EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET
button.
EDIT VIDEO
CUT
JOIN
OK
3
Select “CUT” and press the SET
button.
h The Cutting Screen appears.
Start point
CUT
Press shutter to save
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00:00:10
4
Toggle the SET button up.
h The start point of the video clip
extract is set, and the screen to
specify the end point appears.
h Specify the end point of the
extract by following the same
procedure as in step 5.
<When joining the first and latter
portions>
1 Toggle the SET button down.
h Each time the SET button is
toggled down, the sections to
delete and the sections to
save are reversed.
2 Specify the end point of the
extract. The frame following the
end point of the extract will be
the start point of the latter portion
to be joined.
Approximate playback time
00:00:06
CUT
Press shutter to save
End point
Portion to be deleted
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
5
Specify the start point of the extract.
h Use the procedure below to specify the frame from which the video
clip extract will start.
h Play the video clip until approximately the desired point, pause the
video clip, then play the video clip one frame at a time, stopping at the
start point of the extract. This will be the first frame of the extract.
h If the start point of the video clip is also the start point of the extract,
proceed to step 6.
<Procedure>
Play:
After pausing playback, press and hold the SET button to the right for
about 2 seconds for forward playback, or to the left for reverse
playback.
Pause:
During playback, press the SET button.
Accelerated playback:
During playback, toggle the SET button to the left or right to change
the playback speed.
Single frame:
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button to the right to move
forward one frame, or to the left to move back one frame.
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
6
7
Press the [O] button.
h A screen appears for you to
select either to save the edited
video clip as a new (separate)
file, or to delete the original video
clip and replace it with the edited
video clip.
SAVE AS NEW:
The edited video clip will be
saved as a new file. The original
video clip remains unchanged.
OVERWRITE:
The original video clip will be
deleted. Only the edited video clip
will be saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the edited video clip
before saving it.
CUT
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE
REVIEW CLIP
OK
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the NORMAL Mode Playback
Menu.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “OVERWRITE” in
step 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 121).
i If the “Card full” message appears, you will need to free some of the
memory by deleting files that you do not need to keep.
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.
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Joining video clips
CAUTION
i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined.
1
Display the NORMAL Mode
Playback Menu (page 48), select
“EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET
button.
EDIT VIDEO
CUT
JOIN
2
Select “JOIN” and press the SET
button.
h The 6-image playback display for
video clips appears.
Select a clip
Press shutter to save
100
0010
0011
0012
0013
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
OK
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
3
4
Move the orange frame to the
video clip you wish to join, and
press the SET button.
h The specified video clip is
labeled with a number.
h Up to 9 video clips can be
selected.
h To cancel a selection and
remove the number label from a
video clip, select the video clip
and press the SET button.
Press the [O] button.
h A screen appears for you to
select either to save the joined
video clip as a new (separate)
file, or to delete the original video
clips and replace them with the
joined video clip.
SAVE AS NEW:
The joined video clip will be saved
as a new file. The original video
clips remain unchanged.
OVERWRITE:
The original video clips will be
deleted. Only the joined video clip
will be saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the joined video clip
before saving it.
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Select a clip
Press shutter to save
00:00:07
100
0010
0011
0013
JOIN
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE
REVIEW CLIP
OK
0012
5
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
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 “OVERWRITE” in
step 5 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 121).
i If the “Card full” message appears, you will need to free some of the
memory by deleting files that you do not need to keep.
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NORMAL/PLAYBACK
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.
DISPLAYING FILE PROPERTIES
(INFORMATION SCREEN)
On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when a file
was recorded with your camera.
1
2
Display the desired file on
the camera monitor.
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 Exposure compensation
setting
7 Aperture value
8 Shutter speed
9 Remaining battery
charge
0 Date and time of image
A Still image resolution
settings
B ISO sensitivity setting
INFO
HD-SHQ
1
1280 720 30fps SHQ
1280×720
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
11.9MB
00:00:03
;
2
3
4
5
6
+0.3
9
2007.12.25 19:30
<Video clip file>
A
INFO
100-0002
1600×1200
987KB
F6.8
1/1000
+0.3
ISO 50
; 2007.12.25 19:30
2
3
4
7
8
6
B
9
<Still image file>
INFO
100-0003
987KB
00:00:03
AAC
;
2007.12.25 19:30
<Audio file>
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100-0001
2
3
4
5
9
OPTION SETTINGS
OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING
MENU
The camera settings are executed via the Option Setting Menu.
1
Turn on the camera, and press
the MENU button.
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
HD-SHQ
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
Option tab
2
1 OPTION MENU 1
CLOCK SET
2
INFO DISPLAY
3
STARTUP DISPLAY
1
OPERATION BEEP
2
POST VIEW
3
REC FOLDER
To access a Setting Screen
3
Toggle the SET button up or
down to select the item you wish
to set, and press the SET button.
h The Setting Screen for the
selected item appears.
h To return to the Menu Screen,
press the MENU button.
INFO DISPLAY
SHOW ALL
DATE & TIME
COUNTER
OFF
OK
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OPTION SETTINGS
Select an Option tab (1, 2 or 3),
and press the SET button.
h The Option Setting Menu
appears.
SCREEN DISPLAY
Specify what information is displayed on the Playback Screen.
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “INFO DISPLAY”, and
press the SET button.
SHOW ALL:
Display the capture date and
playback time (for video clips).
DATE & TIME:
Display the capture-date.
COUNTER:
Display the video clip playback
time.
OFF:
Do not display the capture date and
playback time.
INFO DISPLAY
SHOW ALL
DATE & TIME
COUNTER
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the screen display setting.
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SELECT THE STARTUP DISPLAY
The startup display is the display that appears on the monitor when the
camera is turned on in the recording mode.
1
2
Select “STARTUP DISPLAY”, and
press the SET button.
DATE & TIME:
The camera’s date and time setting
is shown.
Xacti:
The Xacti logo is shown.
OFF:
No startup display.
STARTUP DISPLAY
DATE & TIME
Xacti
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h The selected startup display is set.
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OPTION SETTINGS
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
OPERATION SOUNDS
Use this menu to set the confirming audio signals when the camera is turned
on/off or when the operation buttons ([
] 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 Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “OPERATION BEEP”, and
press the SET button.
h If “ALL OFF” is selected and the
SET button pressed, all the
operation sounds are muted.
h If the MENU button is 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 [
] button is pressed, or
when a photo is taken using the selftimer.
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.
OPERATION VOL:
Adjust the volume of the operation
sounds.
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OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF
ON
SHUTTER
D
KEY SW
A
AUDIO GUIDE
ON
OPERATION VOL
4
ALL OFF
OK
3
Press the MENU 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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OPTION SETTINGS
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 8 different sounds (A to H).
h You can toggle the SET button right 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.
POST-VIEW DISPLAY SETTING
Specify the duration that the captured image appears on the monitor (postview) after the [
] button is pressed.
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “POST VIEW”, and press
the SET button.
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
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the post-view setting.
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SPECIFY A FOLDER TO SAVE
FILES
Create or select a recording folder (a folder in which to store recorded files).
1
2
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “REC FOLDER”, and press
the SET button.
<Create a new folder>
h Select “NEW”.
<Select an existing folder>
h Select the desired folder number.
REC FOLDER
NEW
100
OK
Press the SET button.
h This completes the create/select folder setting.
h If you created a new folder, it automatically becomes the selected
recording folder.
CAUTION
When an existing folder cannot be selected or a new one created...
i A folder cannot be selected if it was created using a different device, or if it
already contains the maximum number of files.
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OPTION SETTINGS
3
ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS
Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the SET button when it is toggled
up, down, left or right when the Shooting Screen is displayed.
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “SHORTCUTS”, and
press the SET button.
: Assign the function when the
SET button is toggled up.
: Assign the function when the
SET button is toggled down.
: Assign the function when the
SET button is toggled to the
left.
: Assign the function when the
SET button is toggled to the
right.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS:
The most commonly used
settings are automatically
assigned.
SHORTCUTS
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
OK
SET button operations
Select the SET button operation to which you wish to assign the
function, and press the SET button.
h The screen to assign a function to the key appears.
OFF: No operation shortcut is assigned to the key.
p AF LOCK: Lock the focus (page 76).
+ FOCUS: Set the focus range (pages 72 and 106). (This operation
shortcut can be assigned only to the
or
key.)
m FLASH: Set the flash operation (pages 77 and 101).
) EXP COMPENSATION: Adjust the exposure (page 118).
s ISO:
Set the ISO sensitivity (page 110).
N SELF-TIMER: Set the self-timer (page 102).
H EXPOSURE: Set the exposure value for the exposure setting
(page 113).
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4
Toggle the SET button up or
down.
h Display the function you wish to
assign to the key.
SHORTCUTS
AF LOCK
OK
5
Press the SET button.
h The selected function is
assigned to the key, and you are
returned to the Shortcuts
Screen.
h To assign functions to the other
keys, repeat steps 3 through 5.
SHORTCUTS
AF LOCK
FOCUS
FLASH
EXP COMPENSATION
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
OK
6
Press the MENU button.
h The screen to confirm the
shortcut settings appears, and
then you are returned to the
Option Setting Menu.
h This completes the shortcuts
setting.
<To confirm the assigned
shortcuts>
h On the screen in step 2, press
the MENU button, and the
screen to confirm the shortcut
settings appears.
SHORTCUTS
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OPTION SETTINGS
<When “RECOMMENDED
SETTINGS” is selected>
NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION
Image noise when recording video clips or still images, as well as audio noise
such as from the wind, can be minimized with the noise-reduction function.
1
2
3
4
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “NOISE REDUCTION”, and
NOISE REDUCTION
press the SET button.
MOVIE NR:
MOVIE NR
OFF
Set ON/OFF the function to reduce
PHOTO NR
OFF
image noise when recording a
video clip.
WIND SOUND NR
OFF
PHOTO NR:
Turn ON/OFF the image noise
OK
reduction function during still image
shooting.
WIND SOUND NR:
Turn ON/OFF the wind noise reduction function during video clip/audio
recording.
Select the desired function and press the SET button.
h The screen to select ON or OFF appears.
ON:
Noise is reduced.
OFF:
Noise is not reduced.
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the noise reduction setting.
HINT
i The wind sound NR setting should normally be set to OFF when it is not
necessary. If it is used when recording a video clip or audio file in an
environment where there is no noise, the recording will sound unnatural.
i The still image NR function is effective when the shutter speed is
1/4 second or less.
i Compared to normal shooting, when the still image NR function is enabled,
the image processing time after shooting a still image 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
Select “IMAGE SETTINGS”, and
press the SET button.
NORMAL:
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
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the image quality setting.
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OPTION SETTINGS
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
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.
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “FLICKER REDUCT”, and
press the SET button.
ON:
Turns on the flicker-reduction
setting.
OFF:
Turns off the flicker-reduction
setting.
FLICKER REDUCT
ON
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, 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 exposure setting and flicker reduction function cannot both be enabled
at the same time.
i When the flicker-reduction function is set to “ON”, the shutter speed during
video clip recording becomes 1/100 sec.
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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
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “BRIGHTNESS”, and
press the SET button.
Toggle the SET button to the left
or right to set the brightness, and
press the SET button.
h The monitor brightness is set.
BRIGHTNESS
ADJUST
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OPTION SETTINGS
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.
SCREEN LANGUAGE
You can set the monitor of your camera to display the messages in any one of
several languages.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “LANGUAGE”, and press
the SET button.
:
Japanese
ENGLISH:
English
FRANCAIS:
French
DEUTSCH:
German
ESPAÑOL:
Spanish
ITALIANO:
Italian
NEDERLANDS: Dutch
:
Russian
PORTUGUÊS: Portuguese
TÜRKÇE:
Turkish
:
Korean
:
Chinese (simplified)
:
Chinese (traditional)
3
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, COMPONENT/AV terminal or HDMI terminal.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
TV OUTPUT
TV SYSTEM
TV TYPE
COMPONENT/HDMI
NTSC
16:9
720p
OK
OPTION SETTINGS
Select “TV OUTPUT”, and press
the SET button.
TV SYSTEM:
Set the type of TV signal that is
output from the COMPONENT/AV
terminal.
TV TYPE:
Set the TV’s aspect ratio.
COMPONENT/HDMI:
Set the signal that is output from
the COMPONENT/AV and/or HDMI
terminal.
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TV OUTPUT SETTING
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>
4:3: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 4:3 is
connected.
16:9: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 16:9 is
connected.
<If “COMPONENT/HDMI” is selected>
720p: The output signal is set to 720p.
480p: The output signal is set to 480p.
4
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired parameter.
5
Press the SET button.
6
Press the MENU button.
h This completes the TV output setting.
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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 file to be
displayed
TV display
Still image
(4:3)
4:3
4:3
Video clip in SD
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
OPTION SETTINGS
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TV OUTPUT SETTING
“TV TYPE”
setting
TV type to be
connected
Image file to be
displayed
TV display
Still image
(4:3)
16:9
16:9
Video clip in SD
mode
Video clip in HD
mode
* The still image examples are for images captured in a 16:9 still image mode.
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.
The aspect ratio of the output still image does not change to 16:9?
i The still image output will be 4:3 for images captured in a 16:9 still image
mode.
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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 Setting Menu (page 142).
POWER SAVE
BATT:REC
1 min
BATT:PLAY
5 min
AC:REC/PLAY
5 min
OK
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OPTION SETTINGS
Select “POWER SAVE”, and
press the SET button.
BATT:REC:
Set the standby time for the
shooting modes when the battery
pack is used.
BATT:PLAY:
Set the standby time for the
playback modes when the battery
pack is used.
AC:REC/PLAY:
Set the standby time for the
shooting and playback modes when
using an AC power source.
POWER SAVE FUNCTION
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.
Press the SET button.
Press the MENU button.
h The standby time is set.
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FILE NO. MEMORY
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 memory function is set to
“OFF”, and consequently it results in more than one card containing images
with the same numbers. By setting the file number memory function to “ON”,
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 memory function “OFF”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
OPTION SETTINGS
Card B
<File number memory function “ON”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0014, 0015........0025, 0026
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FILE NO. MEMORY
i If Card B already has files in it when it replaces Card A, file names 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 name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name 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 name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name 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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1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “FILE NO. CONT’D”, and
press the SET button.
ON:
The file number memory function is
on.
OFF:
The file number memory function is
off.
FILE NO. CONT’D
ON
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h The selected file number memory function is set.
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OPTION SETTINGS
HINT
i Until the file number memory function is turned “OFF”, consecutive file
names are assigned. It is recommended that the file number memory
function be returned to “OFF” at the end of each photography session.
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
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “FORMAT”, and press the
SET button.
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
OK
Select the desired format option, and press the SET button.
h A confirmation screen appears.
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4
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h Formatting begins.
h During formatting, “Formatting” and “do not power off” are shown on
the monitor.
HINT
To cancel formatting
i In step 4, select “NO”, and press the SET button.
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OPTION SETTINGS
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 121) 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
by the use of data recovery software.
i If you are disposing of a card, it is recommended that you physically
destroy it. If you are transferring the card to someone else to use, it is
recommended that you use the camera’s full format function to reformat
the card, or use commercially available software for erasing card data.
Managing data is the responsibility of the user.
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
Reset the camera to the factory-preset settings.
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Menu (page 142).
Select “RESET SETTINGS”, and
press the SET button.
RESET:
Reset to the factory-preset settings.
EXIT:
Do not change the settings, and
return to the Option Setting Menu.
Select “RESET”, 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 216.
Checking the remaining number of images and
video recording time
1
Remaining number of images
Remaining video
recording time
362
HD-SHQ
00:05:08
OPTION SETTINGS
Set the REC/PLAY switch to REC,
and turn on the camera.
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.
F3.5
1/30
For audio recordings
1
Set the camera to the audio
recording mode (page 95).
h The remaining audio recording
time is shown.
Remaining time
368
07:47:54
F3.5
1/30
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY
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 delete
them (page 87) 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, 92 and 93), 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 215.
1
Battery pack
remaining
charge indicator
No indication, or
RECORDING MENU 1
MOVIE
HD-SHQ
PHOTO
SCENE SELECT
1 FILTER
2 FLASH
3 SELF-TIMER
1
2
3
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 [
] button or
[
] button is pressed, images cannot be
captured. Recharge the battery pack.
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OPTION SETTINGS
Display the Shooting Menu or
Playback Menu (page 48).
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.
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK
CHARGE
HINT
i If any file is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack charge
on the Information Screen (page 141).
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
CONNECTING TO A TV
CONNECTING TO A STANDARD
VIDEO INPUT TERMINAL
About image output: The image output destination differs depending on the
connection cable.
Connection
cable
Dedicated S-AV
interface cable
Dedicated
component
cable
HDMI cable
Image output
destination
Recording mode
Standby
Recording
Playback
mode
Camera monitor
NTSC: n
PAL: m
m
n
TV
NTSC: m
PAL: n
n
m
Camera monitor
n
m
n
TV
m
n
m
Camera monitor
n
m
n
TV
m
n
m
m: Images are output
n: Images are not output
Dedicated S-AV interface cable
To AC adaptor
COMPONENT/AV terminal
Set the input to
“VIDEO”.
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
Not connected*
White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal
* When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV monitor.
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CONNECTING TO A TV
Yellow plug:
To Video Input terminal
ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY
Connect to the S-VIDEO terminal
<When connecting to an S-VIDEO input terminal>
Dedicated S-AV
interface cable
Yellow plug:
Not connected*
To AC adaptor
COMPONENT/AV terminal
Set the input to
“VIDEO”.
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
S-terminal
White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal
* When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV
monitor.
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Connect to the 480p/720p terminal
If your TV has a 480p/720p input terminal, you can enjoy the high video
quality of component output from your camera.
Dedicated component cable
White plug:
To Audio Input (L) terminal
Red plug:
To Audio Input (R) terminal
To AC
adaptor
COMPONENT/AV terminal
i Insert the plug with the
[n] mark facing up.
Set the input to
“VIDEO”.
To 480p/720p input terminal
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CONNECTING TO A TV
NOTE
If your TV does not have 480p/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.
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.
ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY
Connecting to the HDMI terminal
HDMI cable
(recommended accessory)
To AC
adaptor
HDMI terminal
Set the input to
“HDMI”.
To HDMI terminal
To reduce spurious radiation
i Please affix the cores (included)
<Docking station end>
<TV end>
Core (large)
Core (small)
HINT
i HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
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PLAYING BACK ON A TV
i After connecting the camera to the television, switch the TV input to the
terminal to which the camera is connected.
i When the camera is connected to a TV, 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 96
i The remote control unit can be used for playback (page 81).
i The same playback procedure as when playing back with the camera is
used to play back audio recordings as well.
i If the camera set in the docking station is in the sleep mode, press the
operation mode button on the docking station, or the ON/OFF button on
the remote control unit, to turn the camera on.
HINT
About the display when the “PAL” TV system is selected (page 156) 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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CONNECTING TO A TV
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.
Xacti Library
The Xacti Library feature allows you to save files recorded with your camera
to a large-capacity hard disk without using a computer and play them back on
your TV. No computer operation is involved. You can view high-definition
images right on your TV screen.
In addition, you have access to file operations such as copy and delete, as
well as file management using the calendar.
For detailed information about using Xacti Library, please see the separate
Xacti Library Instruction Manual.
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CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
PictBridge MODE
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).
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 to connect the camera to the
printer.
USB terminal
USB CONNECTION
To USB connector
COMPUTER
PRINTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
Dedicated USB interface cable
i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing
up.
OK
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CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
To AC adaptor
PictBridge MODE
3
4
Select “PRINTER”, and press the SET button.
The PictBridge printing mode is
activated.
h The camera switches to the
PictBridge printing mode, and
the PictBridge Menu appears.
PictBridge MENU
PRINT 1 IMAGE
PRINT ALL IMAGES
INDEX
DPOF
PRINTER SETTINGS
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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PRINTING
Printing selected images
Procedure to select one still image and print it.
1
2
3
5
Select the one image icon Y,
and press the SET button.
h The screen to select images for
printing appears.
PRINT 1 IMAGE
:1 copy
PRINT
EXIT
Toggle the SET button to the left
or right to display the image you
wish to print.
h Specify the image to print.
Specify the number of prints.
1 Toggle the SET button up to
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.
100-0022
OK
PRINT 1 IMAGE
100-0022
:1 copy
PRINT
EXIT
COPIES
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 “CANCEL”, and press the SET button.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes.
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CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
4
Complete the printing setup (page 178).
PRINTING
Printing all images
Print all of the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (page 178).
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.
PRINT ALL IMAGES 100-0022
PRINT
EXIT
OK
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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PRINTING
Printing images according to printing
instructions (requested images)
Procedure to print all the ordered images.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (page 122), and complete the print
preparations (page 178).
Select the DPOF icon w, and
press the SET button.
h The Print Requested 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.
DPOF
:2007/12/24
:3 copies
100-0022
PRINT
EXIT
OK
HINT
i In step 2, if you toggle the SET button to the left or right, you can view each
image and confirm its printing instructions.
CAUTION
i Requested images printing w is not possible if a printer is used that does
not support your camera’s DPOF function.
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Changing the 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 print preparations (page 178).
PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
OK
CONNECTING TO A PRINTER
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.
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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 VALUES” is
selected>
h The images will be printed
according to the settings specified
on the printer side.
PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PRINTER VALUES
OK
<When “MEDIA TYPE” is
selected>
Press the MENU button.
h You are returned to the PictBridge Menu.
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 VALUES”.
i If a function set by the camera is not available in the printer, the camera’s
printer settings will automatically change to “PRINTER VALUES”.
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OTHER CONNECTIONS
OTHER CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING HEADPHONES
Commercially sold headphones can be connected to the camera’s
headphones terminal.
about 1 cm (0.39 in.)
Core (supplied)
HINT
i When headphones are connected, the internal speaker output is turned
OFF.
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OTHER CONNECTIONS
CAUTION
i It is recommended that you do not use headphones while driving an
automobile or motorbike, while riding a bicycle or while walking.
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.
APPENDICES
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.
A recorded file 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.
Shooting
Question
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
Answer
—
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
—
Action
All settings except
the self-timer and
the exposure
compensation are
retained even after
the camera is turned
off.
Select the resolution
setting according to
the intended use:
E, x, w, >:
Appropriate for
printing letter-size or
larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
G, P: For
printing standard
photo (photo
service) sizes.
,, [: For
photos displayed on
a web page, or sent
as e-mail
attachments.
APPENDICES
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
Answer
—
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
—
The video clip I
shot outdoors is
completely white.
—
Shooting
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Action
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 image
sensor and may
produce a coarser
image.
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.
Monitor
Answer
Condition due to
the monitor
characteristics.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear in
the monitor only
appear in the
monitor and will not
be recorded with the
images.
The subject was
too bright.
Why is the image
out of focus?
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is a part of
the image
missing?
The image was
captured at close
range.
When capturing an
image, devise a way
to compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Hold the camera
correctly and slowly
press the [
]
button halfway to
lock the focus. Then
press the [
]
button all the way to
capture the image.
When capturing an
image at close
range, compose the
image using the
monitor.
Viewing
images
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APPENDICES
Question
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?
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why is there no
image (z is
shown)?
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
Viewing
images
Why isn’t the
magnified image
clear?
Why isn’t the
captured image
clear?
Can I play back
image and sound
files that I edited
using my
computer?
Why is there a
motor-like sound
during video clip
playback?
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Answer
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
recording 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.
—
The sound of the
camera’s
mechanical action
was recorded.
Action
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
files that have been
edited using a
computer.
Not a malfunction.
Question
Why is there no
sound?
What is the
difference among
the normal video
(composite video)
output, S-video
output and
component/HDMI
output?
Answer
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
—
Connecting
to a TV
—
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.
Component/HDMI
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
component/HDMI
output.
You cannot output
the image when both
cables are
connected at the
same time. Connect
only one of the
cables.
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APPENDICES
Can the dedicated
S-AV interface
cable and the
dedicated
component cable
be connected at
the same time
and output the
image?
Action
Adjust the volume
on the TV.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Printing
Misc.
Question
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?
Why can’t the
camera be
operated?
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Answer
There is a
problem with the
printer.
Action
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
You have
attempted to join
video clips having
different
resolutions or
frame rates.
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the AC
adaptor.
Select video clips
that have the same
resolution or frame
rate.
There is no more
available memory
on the card.
Delete unnecessary
files, or use a card
that has more
memory available.
Move the lock switch
to the unlocked
position.
The lock switch on
the card is in the
locked (protect)
position.
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
Move the AC
adaptor further away
from the TV or radio
when recharging the
battery pack.
Remove the AC
adaptor and the
battery pack from
the camera, wait a
few minutes, then
reinstall the battery
pack and try again.
Question
A problem such
as inability to
record or play
back occurs.
Can I use my
camera abroad?
Misc
Why does the
“System error”
message appear?
Answer
The card contains
files that were
saved using a
device other than
this camera.
—
A problem has
occurred within
the camera or
card.
Action
After saving your
files to a different
medium, format the
card.
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APPENDICES
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
[
] button or
[
] button is
pressed.
195 English
The power
save function
is operating.
The power is
not turned on.
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.
Reference
page
32, 36
40
40
Reference
page
Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the
[
] button or
[
] 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.
Delete the
images that are
not necessary.
The flash does
not operate.
Shooting
The battery
pack is dead.
The digital
zoom does not
work.
The still image
is set to E.
The digital
zoom setting is
set to “OFF”.
26
87
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 to x
or lower.
Set the digital
zoom setting to
“ON”.
77, 101
32, 36
93, 115
APPENDICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Shooting
A warning tone
(beep-beepbeep) sounds,
and it is not
possible to
take a picture
using the selftimer.
When zooming
in or out, the
zoom
movement
stops
momentarily.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
When
recording a
video clip
under
fluorescent
lights, a
noticeable
flicker appears
in the image.
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Cause
The battery
pack is
consumed.
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is too
high.
This occurs
when the
shutter speed
is too fast.
Action
Install a
sufficiently
recharged
battery pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(supplied).
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and push it
again.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
Reference
page
32, 36
80
110
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
v or less.
110
Cause
Action
During video
clip recording,
recording
momentarily
stops.
You captured a
still image
during video
clip recording.
Not a
malfunction.
When a still
image is
captured
during video
clip recording,
recording
briefly stops
while the image
is being saved.
Video clip
recording
resumes after
the still image
is saved.
Discontinue
shooting, and
wait for the
camera to cool
down before
using it again.
Set the REC/
PLAY switch to
PLAY.
Shooting
Monitor
Reference
page
Problem
The \ icon
appears, and
shooting is not
possible.
The camera’s
internal
temperature is
high.
No playback
image
appears.
The REC/
PLAY switch is
not set to
PLAY.
78
—
45
APPENDICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The image is
too dark.
Cause
Action
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
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
compensation
function.
Use the spot
light-measuring
mode.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
Set the flickerreduction
setting to on.
The subject
was too far
away.
The subject
was lit from
behind.
Viewing
images
There is not
enough light.
The video clip
picture is
flickering.
199 English
The video clip
was filmed
under
fluorescent
lighting.
Reference
page
68
213
77, 101
118
109
110
153
Problem
The image is
too bright.
Red-eye
correction was
not successful.
Viewing
images
The video clip
playback stops
momentarily.
Cause
The forced
flash mode is
selected.
The subject
was too bright.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is
incorrect.
The red-eye
effect area
could not be
recognized.
A still image
was captured
during video
clip recording.
Reference
page
Action
Select a
different flash
mode.
Use the
exposure
compensation
function.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
=.
Not a
malfunction.
Not a
malfunction.
When the still
image was
captured
during video
clip recording,
recording
briefly stopped
while the image
was being
saved. Video
clip recording
resumed after
the still image
was saved.
77, 101
118
110
130
78
APPENDICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The image is
not in focus.
Viewing
images
Cause
Action
The subject is
too close to the
camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
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 [
]
button halfway
to lock the
focus. Then
press the [
]
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
The camera
moved when
the [
]
button was
pressed.
(camera
shake)
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is
dirty.
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Reference
page
72, 108
68, 75
—
Problem
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
A part of the
image is
missing.
Viewing
images
“No image” is
shown.
During audio
playback, there
is no sound.
Cause
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The strap or a
finger was
blocking the
lens.
There is no file
in the installed
card.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
Reference
page
Action
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.
77, 101
112
68
—
86
APPENDICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
There is no
color in the
image.
The image is
distorted.
Connecting
to a TV
No image or
sound.
Cause
The TV output
setting is not
correct.
Both the
dedicated
S-AV interface
cable and the
dedicated
component
cable are
connected.
The camera is
not correctly
connected to
the TV.
The TV input is
not set
correctly.
Image
editing
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
You cannot
edit or rotate
an image.
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This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
The protect
mode is set.
Action
Select the
correct TV
output setting.
Make the
correct
connection.
Reference
page
156
173
Follow the
instructions to
make the
connection
correctly.
Set the input
on the TV to
“VIDEO” or
“HDMI”.
Not a
malfunction.
Cancel the
protect mode.
172 to
175
—
121
Action
The camera is
set in the
docking station
but the
installed
battery is not
being
recharged.
The AC
adaptor is not
connected to
the docking
station.
The camera is
not correctly
connected to
the docking
station.
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.
Turn the
camera off.
Alternatively,
press the
docking
station’s
operation
mode button
[
] to light
the multiindicator red.
Turn off the
power and
insert a card.
Set the protect
setting for the
file to UNLOCK.
The camera is
turned on.
The “No card”
message
appears.
The “Image is
protected”
message
appears and
the file cannot
be deleted.
No card is
inserted.
You have
attempted to
delete a file
that is
protected from
accidental
erasure.
28
28, 34
218
26
121
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APPENDICES
Cause
Charging
Misc.
Reference
page
Problem
TROUBLESHOOTING
Misc.
Problem
Cause
Action
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”
(page 216).
The battery
pack appears
to be swollen.
The audio
guide setting is
set to “OFF”.
The recording
capacity is less
than the value
specified for
the card.
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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Normal change
occurring with
battery use.
Even with
normal correct
use of the
lithium-ion
battery, it has a
tendency to
swell as the
number of
charge and
discharge
cycles adds up
and it gradually
approaches
the end of its
service life.
Not a safety
hazard. If the
battery quickly
becomes
depleted, for
example, it has
reached the
end of its
service life.
Replace it with
a new battery
pack.
Reference
page
145
—
—
Docking station
Remote
control
unit
Reference
page
Problem
Cause
Action
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 15
degrees left or
right
horizontally
from the
remote control
sensor).
Remove or
move the
obstructing
object.
29, 30
Replace with a
new battery.
Take care that
the (+) and (–)
poles are
correctly
oriented.
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APPENDICES
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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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.
Remote
control
unit
207 English
The remote
control codes
for the remote
control unit
and camera’s
remote control
sensor are
different.
Reference
page
29, 30
31
Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and
filters
Scene Select
Setting
Remarks
Sports
a
Portrait
>
Landscape
+
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Night view portrait
/
Snow & beach
k
Fireworks
+
Lamp*
Q
Focus range: Fixed at *.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Still image NR: Fixed at “OFF”.
* When recording a video clip in dark surroundings, the shutter speed
decreases to 1/15 sec in order to produce a sufficiently bright image.
However, when the flicker-reduction function is set to “ON”, the shutter
speed during video clip recording becomes 1/100 sec or 1/120 sec.
APPENDICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Filter
Setting
Cosmetic
%
Monochrome
W
Sepia
,
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Still image mode: E 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 any setting other than =.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera
Type
Recorded image
file format
Data storage
media
Camera effective
number of pixels
Image sensor
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 rule 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 AVC/H.264*
Audio:
MPEG-4 audio (AAC compression)
48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit stereo format
SD Memory Card (equivalent to a maximum 8 GB
SDHC Memory Card)
Approx. 7.1 million pixels
1/2.5-inch (1 cm) CCD
Virtual number of pixels: Approx. 7.38 million pixels,
interlace scan, primary color filter
APPENDICES
English 210
SPECIFICATIONS
E: 3680 × 2760 pixels
x: 3072 × 2304 pixels (approx. 7.1 million pixels:
low compression)
w: 3072 × 2304 pixels (approx. 7.1 million pixels:
normal compression)
>: 3072 × 1728 pixels (approx. 5.3 million pixels:
16:9 ratio)
G: 1600 × 1200 pixels (approx. 2 million pixels)
,: 1280 × 720 pixels (approx. 900,000 pixels,
16:9 aspect ratio)
[: 640 × 480 pixels (approx. 300,000 pixels)
P: 3072 × 2304 pixels (approx. 7.1 million pixels,
sequential shots)
Video clip
HD mode
recording mode
&: 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 frames per second (high
(recording
bit rate)
resolution)
A: 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 frames per second
(standard bit rate)
SD mode
): 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second (high
bit rate)
B: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second
(standard bit rate)
l: 320 × 240 pixels, 30 frames per second
* The 30 fps frame rate of this camera is 29.97 fps.
White balance
Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
Lens
Optical 5.0×
f = 6.3 mm to 31.7 mm (35 mm film
zoom lens
camera conversion 38 mm to
190 mm)
Autofocus, 9 groups, 12 elements
(including three with five aspheric
surfaces)
Galvanometer iris
Internal ND filter
Aperture
Open F = 3.5 (Wide) to 4.7 (Tele)
* Video clip files recorded with models VPC-CA65 and VPC-CG65 are in
the same H.264 format as this model. However, such files cannot be
played back, since they are not compatible due to differences such as the
data compression method.
Still image
shooting mode
(recording
resolution)
211 English
Exposure control
type
Light-measuring
mode
Range
Digital zoom
Shutter speed
Sensitivity
English 212
APPENDICES
Programmable AE/Shutter speed priority AE/
Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure control
Exposure compensation available from the Shooting
Setting Screen (0 ±1.8 EV in 0.3 EV steps)
Multi-section measuring, center-weighted
measuring, spot measuring
Total mode:
10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity (Wide end)
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (Tele end)
Normal mode:
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity
Super macro mode:
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm (31.50 in.) (Wide end
only)
For shooting:
1× to approx. 12×
For playback:
1× to 58× (varies with resolution)
Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
(Maximum approx. 4 seconds when scene select
function set to lamp mode Q)
(During flash: 1/30 to 1/2,000 sec.)
Sequential shots mode: 1/15 to 1/2,000 sec. (no
flash)
Video clip recording mode: 1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
(1/15 sec. max.: when scene select function is set
to lamp mode Q)
Video clip recording mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO 200 to 1600)/equivalent to
ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
(switchable from the Shooting Setting Screen)
(Maximum ISO sensitivity up to ISO 6400
equivalent: when scene select function is set to
lamp mode Q)
Still image shooting mode (standard output
sensitivity*):
Auto (ISO 50 to 400)/ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200,
ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
(switchable from the Shooting Setting Screen)
* Sensitivity measured in compliance with the
ISO standard (ISO 12232:2006).
SPECIFICATIONS
Minimum subject
illumination
13 lux (HD mode/normal mode, 30 fps, 1/30 sec in
AUTO mode)
5 lux (HD mode/normal mode, 30 fps; 1/15 sec in the
HIGH SENSITIVITY or lamp mode)
Image stabilizer
Electronic (video clip recording mode or still image
shooting mode)
Monitor
2.7" (6.9 cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color
wide liquid crystal (transmissive), approx.
230,000 pixels
Flash working
GN = 4.3
range
Approx. 20 cm (7.87 in.) to 2.5 m (8.20 ft.) (Wide)
Approx. 80 cm (31.50 in.) to 2.0 m (6.56 ft.) (Tele)
Flash modes
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off
Focus
TTL-type AF (still image shooting mode: 9-point
range finder/spot focus; video clip recording mode:
Continuous focus), manual focus
Self-timer
Approx. 2-second delay, 10-second delay
Ambient
Temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) (operation),
environment
–20 to 60 °C (–4 to 140 °F) (storage)
Humidity
30 to 90% (operating, no
condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no
condensation)
Power supply
Battery pack
Li-ion battery pack (DB-L40) ×1
(supplied)
AC adaptor
VAR-G9
(supplied)
Power consumption
4.0 W (When using the Li-ion
battery during recording)
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 73.7 (W) × 109.0 (H) × 35.0 (D) mm
2.90 (W) × 4.29 (H) × 1.38 (D) in.
(Maximum dimensions)
Volumetric capacity: Approx. 171 cc
Weight
Approx. 189 g (6.67 oz.) (camera
only [without battery pack and card])
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Camera connectors
[COMPONENT/
AV] (480p/720p
output) terminal*
[HDMI] terminal*
[USB] terminal*
Headphone jack
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)
For 480p/720p video output
Y signal: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced, tri-level sync
Pb and Pr signals: 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced
Video output
Total number of scan lines (effective number of scan
lines): 750p (720p)/525p (480p)
Audio output: L-PCM 48 kHz sampling
USB 2.0 High-speed
ø3.5 mm mini-jack (stereo headphone jack, impedance
16 Ω to 32 Ω)
DC 5 V (for exclusive use with the supplied AC adaptor
[VAR-G9])
* via the docking station
APPENDICES
English 214
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
(2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB).
Shooting/
recording
mode
Still image
mode
Video clip
mode
Audio
recording
mode
Resolution
setting
E
x
w
>
t
,
[
P
&
A
)
B
l
—
SD Memory Card
2 GB
4 GB
596 images
1,190 images
568 images
1,130 images
849 images
1,700 images
1,120 images
2,250 images
2,950 images
5,900 images
6,200 images 12,400 images
15,500 images 31,000 images
849 images
1,700 images
28 min. 11 sec. 56 min. 25 sec.
41 min. 26 sec.
1 hr. 22 min.
1 hr. 18 min.
2 hr. 36 min.
1 hr. 51 min.
3 hr. 42 min.
4 hr. 19 min.
8 hr. 38 min.
32 hr. 25 min.
64 hr. 53 min.
8 GB
2,390 images
2,280 images
3,410 images
4,520 images
11,800 images
24,900 images
62,200 images
3,410 images
1 hr. 53 min.
2 hr. 46 min.
5 hr. 14 min.
7 hr. 26 min.
17 hr. 21 min.
130 hr. 12 min.
English 216
APPENDICES
i The maximum video clip continuous recording time is approx. 5 hours
30 minutes at the l setting.
i Up to 13 hours of continuous audio recording is possible.
i When recording a video clip using an 8 GB card, recording terminates when
the size of the file currently being recorded reaches approx. 4 GB.
i The above values apply 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.).
SPECIFICATIONS
Docking station
Part number
Power supply
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
PDS-HD700
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)
105.5 (W) × 46.7 (H) × 80.4 (D) mm
4.15 (W) × 1.84 (H) × 3.17 (D) in.
Approx. 81 g (2.86 oz.)
Remote control unit
Part number
Power supply
Dimensions
Weight
217 English
BRC-C3
Lithium battery (CR2025)
35 (W) × 56.6 (H) × 6.5 (D) mm
1.38 (W) × 2.23 (H) × 0.26 (D) in.
Approx. 11 g (0.39 oz.) (including
battery)
Concerning the multi-indicator
The camera’s multi-indicator will light or flash depending on the
different camera operations.
Color
Multi-indicator
status
Lit
Green
Flashing
Slow
Red
Flashing
Fast
Orange
Lit
Camera status
Connected to
computer or printer
(USB)
Power save mode
activated
During self-timer
operation
Accessing card
data
Connected to TV/
VIDEO (AV)
APPENDICES
English 218
SPECIFICATIONS
Supplied AC adaptor
Part number
Power source
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight (without power cord)
VPC-HD700
Power cord
VPC-HD700EX
rated value
VPC-HD700GX
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)
46.0 (W) × 24.0 (H) × 77.8 (D) mm
1.81 (W) × 0.94 (H) × 3.06 (D) in.
Approx. 140 g (4.94 oz.)
AC 125 V, 7 A
AC 250 V, 2.5 A
Differs depending on the country
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
Capacity
Ambient
Temperature
environment
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
219 English
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 (0.81 oz.)
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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.
SPECIFICATIONS
Before capturing those important shots, be sure to first take a
test shot to comfirm that your camera is set up and ready to go
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 As a precaution against losing data in case of a problem with your hard
disk that prevents you from accessing your saved files, it’s a good practice
to regularly make backup copies, on a DVD for example, of the files in the
hard disk you are using for the Xacti Library. Sanyo Electric shall not be
held responsible for loss of files/data due to failure of your hard disk.
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 [
] button is gently pressed halfway.
Press the [
] 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 [
] 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 [
] 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 (pages 72 and 106), the image will
not be in focus.
Following these steps for a gentle but firm pressing of the [
ensure that you get beautifully focused photos.
] button will
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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 [
] button halfway.
3 Wait for the target mark to appear in the monitor, and holding the camera
steady, gently continue to press the [
] button all the way down.
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
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 [
] 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 [
] 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 107])
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 [
] 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 [
]
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.
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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 compensation 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 [
] 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 [
] button quickly yet smoothly the instant your photo
chance occurs.
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HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
Night photography (night view portrait 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. Stabilize the camera when shooting.
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.
Taking care to stabilize the camera will increase the likelihood of getting a
clear photo.
i 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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