Instruction manual | Fisher VPC-C40 Camcorder User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Movie Camera
VPC-C40EX
VPC-C40E
VPC-C40
VPC-C40GX
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-C40EX, VPC-C40E,
VPC-C40 and VPC-C40GX.
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-C40
Trade Name: SANYO
Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY
Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311
Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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FOR CANADIAN USERS
i This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FOR EU USERS
Note:
iThis symbol mark and recycle system apply only to EU
countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of
the world.
Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with
high quality materials and components which can be
recycled and reused.
This symbol means that electrical and electronic
equipment, at their end-of-life, should be disposed of
separately from your household waste.
Please dispose of this equipment at your local community
waste collection/recycling centre.
In the European Union there are separate collection
systems for used electrical and electronic products.
Please help us to conserve the environment we live in!
Symbols used in this manual
HINT
CAUTION
(page xx)
Points giving some extended instructions or special points to pay
attention to.
Points that require special attention.
Refer to the page indicated for detailed information.
You may find the answers to questions or problems concerning camera
operation in the sections “COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS” (page 139)
and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 146).
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
Install the card
1
Insert the card.
3 Close
1 Open
2 Insert
2
Connect the AC adaptor to the camera.
To power outlet
DC IN terminal
Supplied AC adaptor
Supplied power cord
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Shooting
kVideo clip recording
1
2
3
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second to turn
the camera on.
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the video clip
recording button [
].
h Recording begins.
h To stop recording, press
the video clip recording
button again.
kStill image
photography
1
2
3
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second to turn
the camera on.
Set the main switch to REC.
Press the still image
shooting button [
].
h The image is captured.
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Playback
kVideo clip playback
1
Main switch
Set the main switch to PLAY.
h The display switches to the
Playback Screen.
h Toggle the SET button to
the left or right to display the
video clip you wish to play
back.
h Video clips are indicated by
a video clip pattern along
the top and bottom of the
screen.
2
SET button
Press the SET button.
h Playback of the selected
video clip begins.
h When the main switch is
moved to REC, the display
changes to the Shooting
Screen.
kStill image playback
1
Set the main switch to PLAY.
h The display switches to the
Playback Screen.
h To view other images,
toggle the SET button to the
left or right.
h When the main switch is
moved to REC, the display
changes to the Shooting
Screen.
<Example: After recording
a video clip>
Video clip pattern
When you are finished using the camera...
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off.
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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION
Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From
creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various
techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the
following table.
Shooting/recording
Basic operation
1
Convenient
functions
Additional functions
Getting started
shooting/recording
Log the date and
time of your photos
For more accurate
focus
• “Recording video clips”
on page 30
• “Capturing still images”
on page 32
• “Shoot a still image
while recording a video
clip” on page 34
• “MAKE AN AUDIO
RECORDING” on
page 37
• “DATE AND TIME
SETTING” on page 103
• “FOCUS RANGE”
(manual focus) page 62
Zoom in on the
subject
Set the focus to a
narrow range
• “Using the zoom” on
page 35
• “FOCUS AREA
SETTING” on page 64
Take vertical
(portrait) format
photos
• “Still image resolution
setting” on page 52
Close-up
photography
• “FOCUS RANGE”
(super macro mode) on
page 62
Optimize the photo
quality
Reduce video clip flicker
• “Video clip image
quality setting” on
page 51
• “Still image resolution
setting” on page 52
Set the camera’s color/contrast
characteristics
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• “FLICKER-REDUCTION” on page 113
• “ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY” on page 112
Convenient
functions
Basic operation
Additional functions
Capture fast-moving subjects
• “SCENE SELECT” (sports mode) on page 53
Shoot in bright conditions
• “Exposure correction” on page 36
• “FLASH SETTING” on page 56
• “SCENE SELECT” (night view mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on page 53
Increase the camera’s sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on page 66
Photographing people
Shooting/recording
• “SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view mode) on page 53
• “FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 55
Photographing landscapes
• “SCENE SELECT” (landscape mode) on page 53
Take a self-photo
• “SELF-TIMER” on page 58
Make images lighter
or darker
• “Exposure correction”
on page 36
Measure the
brightness of a
specific area
• “LIGHT-MEASURING
MODE SETTING” on
page 65
Adjust the camera’s
sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on
page 66
Change the color of
the images
Make white appear
natural
• “FILTERS”
(monochrome filter/
sepia filter) on page 55
• “WHITE BALANCE” on
page 67
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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION
Basic operation
Convenient
functions
Additional functions
Getting started
viewing images
Adjust the speaker
volume
Smooth out video
clip playback
• “Playing back a video
clip” on page 42
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME”
on page 74
• “SMOOTH PLAYBACK”
on page 98
• “VIEWING IMAGES” on
page 39
Search for image/
audio data
Change the angle of
view
• “9-image display
playback” on page 40
• “ROTATE IMAGE” on
page 86
Playback
Magnify an image
• “Magnifying (zooming
in) the image” on
page 41
• “PLAYING BACK
AUDIO DATA” on
page 44
Adjust the speaker volume
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME” on page 74
Slideshow playback
• “PLAYBACK MODE” on page 73
Adjust the LCD monitor brightness
• “LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 115
Playback on a TV
Set the TV system
• “CONNECTING TO A TV” on page 129
• “TV SYSTEM
SETTING” on page 117
Search for image/audio data
Data managing/processing
• “9-image display playback” on page 40
Delete data
Protect images from accidental erasure
• “ERASING DATA” on
page 77
• “IMAGE PROTECT” on page 75
Format a card
• “FORMATTING A CARD” on page 123
Edit the red-eye phenomenon in photos
• “RED-EYE CORRECTION” on page 88
Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips
• “EDITING VIDEO CLIPS” on page 91
Specify the number of prints, index print, and date imprint
• “PRINT SETTINGS” on page 79
View the settings that were in effect when the image/audio data
was recorded
• “DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)” on page 99
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CONTENTS
QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ........................................................1
CONTENTS ............................................................................................4
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ......................................7
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA ................................11
SYSTEM MAP ......................................................................................14
„ SETUP
PARTS NAMES ....................................................................................15
INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD ................................17
POWER FOR THE CAMERA ...............................................................20
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ..............................................22
OPERATION BUTTONS ......................................................................24
„ BASIC OPERATION
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES .............................................................26
CAPTURING IMAGES ..........................................................................30
BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS .........................................................35
MAKE AN AUDIO RECORDING ..........................................................37
VIEWING IMAGES ...............................................................................39
VIEWING VIDEO CLIPS .......................................................................42
PLAYING BACK AUDIO DATA ............................................................44
„ SHOOTING
DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS .........................45
IMAGE QUALITY ..................................................................................51
SCENE SELECT ..................................................................................53
FILTERS ...............................................................................................55
FLASH SETTING ..................................................................................56
SELF-TIMER ........................................................................................58
MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) .............................60
FOCUS RANGE ...................................................................................62
FOCUS AREA SETTING ......................................................................64
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ................................................65
ISO SENSITIVITY .................................................................................66
WHITE BALANCE ................................................................................67
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CONTENTS
„ PLAYBACK
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS ........................ 69
PLAYBACK MODE .............................................................................. 73
PLAYBACK VOLUME .......................................................................... 74
IMAGE PROTECT ............................................................................... 75
ERASING DATA .................................................................................. 77
PRINT SETTINGS ............................................................................... 79
ROTATE IMAGE .................................................................................. 86
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) .................................................... 87
RED-EYE CORRECTION .................................................................... 88
EXTRACTING A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP ....................... 90
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS ....................................................................... 91
SMOOTH PLAYBACK ......................................................................... 98
DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) ...... 99
„ OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN ............................................... 100
DATE AND TIME SETTING ............................................................... 103
OPERATION SOUNDS ..................................................................... 106
HELP DISPLAY ................................................................................. 108
POST-VIEW SETTING ...................................................................... 109
WIND NOISE REDUCTION ............................................................... 110
NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ...................................................... 111
ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY ........................................................ 112
FLICKER-REDUCTION ..................................................................... 113
DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING ................................................................. 114
LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS .......................................................... 115
SCREEN LANGUAGE ....................................................................... 116
TV SYSTEM SETTING ...................................................................... 117
POWER SAVE FUNCTION ............................................................... 118
FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION ............................................................ 120
FORMATTING A CARD ..................................................................... 123
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ........................................... 125
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY .............................. 126
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE .............. 127
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„ OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................129
DIRECT PRINTING ............................................................................130
„ APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................139
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................146
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................153
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES .......................................................162
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
7
i Handstrap: 1
i SANYO Software Pack
(CD-ROM): 2
i Li-ion battery pack: 1
i Dedicated AV interface cable: 1
i Dedicated USB interface
cable: 1
i Lens cap: 1
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i AC adaptor and power cord: 1
i “SAFETY MANUAL”
(safety precautions booklet)
Please read this booklet
carefully before using the
digital camera.
i Quick Guide
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
How to use the accessories
k Handstrap
k Lens cap
Before using the lens cap, remove the protective film.
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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 movie camera can not only record video clips, you can also take still
photos and make audio recordings. For example, you can snap a still image
while recording a video clip, or make just an audio recording.
Twin menus for easy operation (pages 46 and 70)
The novice photographer will have no problem taking beautiful pictures
using the easy settings on the PAGE 1 menu.
Of course, the PAGE 2 menu for the experienced photographer provides
full control over detailed camera settings.
Shooting video clips (page 30)
You expect your camera to record great quality still photos, but you can
record 640 × 480-pixel video clips as well. The maximum 30-frames-persecond shooting speed guarantees beautiful, flowing movies for you to
enjoy. Another bonus is the capability to record small file sizes that are
perfect for uploading to Internet websites.
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Capture still shots while recording a video clip (page 34)
Suppose that while you’re recording a video clip, there’s a scene you’d
like to keep as a still photo. Your camera makes it possible to record the
still photo without interrupting the video clip recording.
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Movable monitor for any shooting angle
The movable LCD monitor lets you shoot from any angle. Hold the
camera high to get a great view of a parade, or swivel the monitor
around to snap a photo of yourself.
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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA
Smooth out the motion during video clip
playback: Smooth playback (page 98)
If a video clip was recording while the camera was moving fast, you
might see a distracting video flicker when it is played back. For a
playback that is comfortably even, you can use the “smooth playback
function” to suppress the video flicker.
SMOOTH PLAYBACK
ON
OFF
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SYSTEM MAP
You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities.
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SETUP
PARTS NAMES
Camera
Front
Lens
Flash
Monitor unit
Stereo microphone
<To open the monitor unit>
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Rear
Multi-indicator
Main switch
Video clip
recording button
[
]
Still image shooting
button [
]
Zoom switch
MENU button
Battery cover
LCD monitor
SET button
Speaker
ON/OFF button
Bottom
Strap holder
Tripod stand hole
Card cover
DC IN terminal
• Use only the SANYO-specified
AC adaptor.
USB/AV terminal
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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD
The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (page 123).
Make sure that the battery pack and the card orientation are correct.
Install the battery pack
1
2
Open the battery cover on the side.
h Open the battery cover by lightly
pressing it and sliding it towards the
rear.
Insert the battery pack.
h Firmly push it all the way in.
h Match the [I] mark on the battery
pack with the [I] mark on the
camera.
<To remove the battery pack...>
h Raise the battery pack and pull it
out.
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3
Close the battery cover.
h Match the [I] marks, and slide the
cover towards the front to close it.
h At the time of purchase the battery
pack is not charged. Be sure to
install a fully charged battery pack
in the camera (page 20).
Install the card
1
2
Open the monitor unit, and then
open the card cover on the bottom
of the camera.
h If the camera is on, press the ON/
OFF button for at least 1 second to
turn off the camera.
ON/OFF
button
Insert the card.
h Firmly insert the card until it clicks
into place.
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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD
3
Close the card 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.
2 Push
3 Pull out
1 Open
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.
HINT
When not using the camera for a long time, remove the battery pack.
i A small amount of power is still used even if the camera is turned off, and it
is therefore recommended that the battery pack be removed from the
camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the
battery pack is removed for a long period, the time and date settings may
be cleared. Before using your camera again, be sure to confirm that the
camera settings are correct.
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POWER FOR THE CAMERA
The supplied AC adaptor is used not only as the camera’s AC adaptor, but
also to charge the battery installed in the camera.
Using the battery pack
At the time of purchase, the battery pack is not charged. The battery pack
must be charged before it can be used in the camera. Also, if the battery
power becomes depleted when the camera is being used (see “CHECKING
THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE” on page 127), it should be
recharged as soon as possible.
1
2
Install the battery pack.
Turn the camera off, and connect the AC adaptor to the camera.
h Charging begins as soon as the AC adaptor is connected to the
camera. However, the camera does not charge when it is set to the
shooting mode or PC camera mode.
h The camera’s multi-indicator lights red during charging.
h Charging will take approximately 90 minutes.
h The multi-indicator will turn off when the battery pack is fully charged.
To power outlet
DC IN
terminal
Supplied AC adaptor
Supplied power cord
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POWER FOR THE CAMERA
3
Disconnect the AC adaptor after charging is completed.
Using a power outlet
When the supplied AC adaptor is connected to the camera, power can be
supplied from a power outlet.
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.
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Turning on the camera
1
2
3
Set the main switch.
To shoot pictures:
Set to REC
To play back images:
Set to PLAY
Main switch
Monitor unit
Open the monitor unit.
Press the ON/OFF button for about 1
second.
h The camera turns on, and an image
appears on the LCD monitor.
LCD monitor
ON/OFF button
Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) function is active
In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function
will automatically turn off the camera after one minute of no use during
shooting, or five minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset
setting).
i When the power save function is active, you can restore the power by any
of the following methods:
h Move the main switch.
h Press the ON/OFF button.
h Press the Still image shooting/Video clip recording button.
h Press the SET or MENU button.
h Press the zoom switch.
i After the power save function has been active for about 1 hour, the camera
will switch to the standby mode. In this case, you can restore the power by
pressing the ON/OFF button, or by closing and then opening the monitor unit.
i When the AC adaptor is connected, the power save function will become
active about 10 minutes after the camera is turned on (factory-preset
setting).
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is
activated (page 118).
i When the camera is connected to a computer or printer using the
dedicated USB interface cable, the power save function is disabled, and
the camera turns off after about 12 hours.
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Turning off the camera
1
Press the ON/OFF button for about 2 seconds.
h The camera turns off.
HINT
To immediately activate the power save function
i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to active the power save function.
About the standby mode
i To turn off the camera only briefly, you can close the monitor unit to put the
camera in the standby mode. The standby mode uses almost no power.
When the monitor unit is opened again, the camera turns on immediately
and you are ready to shoot or view images without any delay.
If the K icon appears...
i When a picture is taken, the date and time it was captured is recorded with
it. When the date and time cannot be recorded with the image because the
date and time have not yet been set (page 103), the K icon appears. To
have the date and time recorded with images, please make this setting
before capturing images.
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OPERATION BUTTONS
The procedures to change the camera settings, choose images, etc., are
performed by using the SET button to control the LCD monitor display. This
operation is used very frequently, so it is best to become familiar with it right
away.
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 22).
Press the MENU button.
h The Menu Screen appears.
<Select the icon above or below>
To select the icon above,
toggle the SET button up.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps HQ
SET button
MENU button
PHOTO RESOLUTION
2288x1712 (4M-S)
To select the icon below,
toggle the SET button down.
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
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OPERATION BUTTONS
<Select the icon to the left or right>
To select the icon to the right,
toggle the SET button to the right.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
To select the icon to the left,
toggle the SET button to the left.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
<Actuate the selected icon>
Press the SET button. The selected
icon moves to the left end of the
lineup.
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BASIC OPERATION
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
For best results
Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and
making sure the camera is stable.
Correct hold
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking the
lens or flash.
Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the strap.
* For shooting vertically oriented still images, you can set the shooting
orientation to the vertical (portrait) format still image mode (page 52).
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode can be rotated when
they are played back (page 86).
i When the still image shooting button is pressed halfway, the image in the
LCD 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
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 62).
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 on the subject while holding the
camera vertically.
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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.
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.
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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 still image
shooting button, MENU button or SET button is pressed, as well as the
audio guidance when you switch the mode, can be muted (page 106).
Where is the image and audio data saved?
i All the image and sound data is recorded on the card installed in the
camera.
Taking pictures in backlight conditions...
i When taking pictures with the light coming from behind the subject, due to
the characteristics of the lens, light lines or ghost patterns (flare
phenomenon) may appear in the captured image. In this situation, it is
recommended that you avoid taking pictures with the subject lit from
behind.
While the image data is being recorded...
i While the multi-indicator is flashing red, the image data is being written to
the memory, during which time it is not possible to capture another image.
Another image can be captured after the flashing red indicator turns off.
However, even when the multi-indicator is flashing red, depending on the
camera’s internal memory remaining capacity, in some cases the next
image can be captured about 2 seconds after shooting.
Checking the last image shot (instant review)
i After shooting a picture, you can immediately view it by pressing the SET
button once.
i During instant review of a video clip, normal play, reverse play and pause
are available (page 42).
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 (for a video clip, it must be in the stop
mode) by toggling the SET button down.
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CAPTURING IMAGES
Recording video clips
1
Turn on the camera (page 22).
2
Set the main switch to REC.
3
Press the video clip
recording button [
].
h Recording begins. During
shooting, it is not necessary
to continue pressing the
video clip recording button
while shooting.
4
End the recording.
h Press the video clip
recording button again to
stop recording.
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CAPTURING IMAGES
HINT
Adjusting the LCD monitor brightness
i While the Shooting Screen is active, You can quickly access the screen for
adjusting the brightness of the LCD monitor by pressing the MENU button
for at least 1 second.
Focus lock during video clip recording
i The autofocus can be set to a fixed focus during video clip recording if you
toggle the SET button up. When the autofocus is fixed, the p icon
appears on the LCD monitor.
i When the focus range (page 62) setting is changed, the focus lock is
released.
The data for a video clip is very large.
i Therefore, be aware that if the video clip is uploaded to a computer to be
played back, the computer may not be able to play back the video fast
enough, making it appear jerky. (The video will always be displayed
properly on the LCD monitor or a television.)
When the remaining card memory becomes 10 percent or less of the
total card capacity...
i The remaining memory icon appears on the LCD monitor.
i Depending on the card, shooting may end even before the possible
shooting time indicated.
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.
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Capturing still images
1
Turn on the camera (page 22).
2
Set the main switch to REC.
3
Main switch
Press the still image shooting
button [
].
1 Press the still image
shooting button halfway.
h The autofocus operates,
and the image is focused
(focus lock).
2 Continue to gently press
the still image shooting
button all the way.
h The shutter releases and
the image is captured.
h You can view the captured
image on the LCD monitor
by keeping the still image
shooting button depressed
when you capture the
image.
1
2
Still image
shooting button
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Target mark
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CAPTURING IMAGES
HINT
Target mark
What is the camera focusing on?
i A target mark & on the LCD monitor
shows the area the camera is focusing on.
i The camera automatically determines the
correct focus by measuring from 5
different focus points within the shooting
area. If the target mark is at a position
that is different from the point you wish to
F3.8
focus on, you can refocus, for example,
1/89
by changing the shooting angle.
i The large target mark appears when
Shutter speed
the camera focuses on a wide area in
Aperture
the center of the screen.
Motion alert icon
The shutter speed and aperture are
displayed
i When the camera focuses and the target
mark appears, at the same time, the
shutter speed and aperture settings are
also displayed. You can use them as a
reference when shooting.
If the motion alert icon appears...
F3.5
i During still image shooting, if the
1/4
shutter speed is slow and the
possibility that the image may be
blurred due to camera shake becomes
high, the motion alert icon may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case,
use a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting, or set the flash
operation mode to automatic (page 56).
i When shooting with the scene select function set to the fireworks 3
mode, the motion alert icon always appears, but this is normal.
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BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
Using the zoom
Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom.
You can specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled (page 114).
1
2
3
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Point the camera lens at the subject.
Press the zoom switch to compose
the desired image.
[T]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is pressed,
the zoom bar appears on the LCD
monitor.
h When the optical zoom factor is at
maximum, zooming stops
temporarily. When the zoom switch
is pressed toward the [T] side
again, the mode changes to the
digital zoom mode and zooming
continues.
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 30.
For still image shooting, see page 32.
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Exposure correction
When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker.
1
2
3
Set the main switch to REC.
h To exit the Shooting Setting
Screen, press the MENU
button.
While the Shooting Screen is
displayed, toggle the SET
button to the right.
h The exposure correction bar
appears.
Toggle the SET button to the
left or right to adjust the
exposure.
h The exposure setting
numerical value is shown at
the left end of the exposure
bar.
h The exposure can be set to a
value from –1.8EV to +1.8EV.
h To cancel the exposure
correction bar, press the
MENU button or the SET
button.
HINT
The exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases:
i When the pointer is set to the center position.
i After a Playback or Option Screen is accessed.
i When the main switch is set to PLAY.
i After the power is turned off.
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MAKE AN AUDIO RECORDING
Your camera can make audio recordings.
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 22), and set the main switch to REC.
Press the MENU button.
h The menu display appears.
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps HQ
3
37
From the video clip mode menu,
select the audio memo icon <,
and press the SET button.
h The recording mode is enabled.
h The menu display is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
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Remaining time
12
00:10:15
4
5
Press the video clip recording
button.
00:09:45
h Audio recording begins. During
recording, < appears in the LCD
monitor. It is not necessary to
continue pressing the video clip
recording button while shooting.
h Take care not to cover the
microphone with your fingers.
h When the remaining recording time
becomes short, the time remaining
is indicated in red.
h The maximum time for recording a continuous audio memo is about
13 hours.
End the recording.
h Press the video clip recording button again to stop recording.
HINT
Capture a still image during an audio recording
i Note, however, that if the resolution in the still image mode is set to J or
N, it automatically changes to L and the image is captured.
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VIEWING IMAGES
1
2
Turn on the camera
(page 22), and set the main
switch to PLAY.
h An image is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
h Video clips are indicated
by a video clip pattern
along the top and bottom
of the screen.
Select the image you wish
to view.
To display the previous
image, toggle the SET button
to the left.
To display the next image,
toggle the SET button to the
right.
h For video clips and audio
data, press the SET
button to start playback.
Main switch
SET button
Video clip pattern
<Example: After video clip
recording>
100-0001
<Example: After still image
recording>
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9-image display playback
1
2
3
Turn on the camera (page 22),
and set the main switch to
PLAY.
Zoom switch
Main 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.
Folder
number
Still
image
SET button
Video clip
Audio data
100
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
Image number
Orange frame
HINT
i The 9-image multi-playback display can also be accessed by selecting P
on the Playback Setting Screen.
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VIEWING IMAGES
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.
ZOOM
111%
MOVE
100%
ZOOM I/O
PRESS SHUTTER TO SAVE
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image.
i Press the still image shooting button. The magnified portion is saved as a
new still image.
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VIEWING VIDEO CLIPS
Playing back a video clip
Follow these steps to play back a video clip.
To do this...
Normal forward playback
Stop playback
Pause
To play back During forward
playback
one image at
a time (single- During reverse
frame step)
playback
During forward
playback
Slow
playback During reverse
playback
Forward
playback
To
accelerate
playback
Reverse
playback
Return to normal playback
speed
Adjusting the volume
Do this
Press the SET button.
During playback, toggle the SET button down.
During playback, press the SET button or
toggle the SET button up.
During accelerate playback, toggle the SET
button up.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the right.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the left.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the right.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the left.
During forward playback, toggle the SET
button to the right.
* The playback speed changes each time the
SET button is toggled to the right, as follows:
Normal playback → 2x → 5x → 10x→ 15x
Toggle the SET button to the left to resume
normal playback speed.
During forward playback, toggle the SET
button to the left.
* The playback speed changes each time the
SET button is toggled to the left, as follows:
15x ← 10x ← 5x
Toggle the SET button to the right to resume
normal playback speed.
Press the SET button.
Louder: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [T] side.
Softer: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [W] side.
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VIEWING VIDEO CLIPS
HINT
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.
CAUTION
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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PLAYING BACK AUDIO DATA
Listen to your audio recordings.
1
2
Display the desired audio data.
00:00:00
Play back the recording.
Start forward playback:
Press the SET button.
Pause: While the audio memo is
playing, press the SET button,
or toggle the SET button up.
During fast forward or fast
reverse, toggle the SET
button up.
Stop playback:
While the audio memo is playing, toggle the SET button down.
Fast forward/fast reverse:
h Fast forward/fast reverse playback is possible at 2x (forward only),
5x, 10x and 15x.
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right during playback to
activate fast forward/fast reverse.
h The playback speed changes each time the SET button is toggled
to the left or right.
Fast forward (toggle the SET button to the right)
2x → 5x →10x → 15x
* Toggle the SET button to the left to return to normal speed.
Fast reverse (toggle the SET button to the left)
15x ← 10x ← 5x
* Toggle the SET button to the right to return to normal speed.
CAUTION
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the audio memo is played back in the
fast playback or fast reverse mode.
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SHOOTING
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
The Shooting Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s shooting
settings. The Shooting Setting Screens are organized into two displays:
PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 47) cover the basic
shooting settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 49) provide you with more
detailed settings.
1
Turn on the camera (page 22).
2
Set the main switch to REC.
3
Main switch
Press the MENU button.
h The Shooting Setting Screen
appears.
h Pressing the MENU button again
will cancel the Shooting Setting
Screen.
MENU button
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
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SWITCHING THE PAGE
Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa, depending on how you
wish to use your camera.
1
2
Display a Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The Shooting Setting Screen PAGE
changes.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the PAGE changes.
PAGE indication
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
<Example: Shooting Setting
Screen: PAGE 1>
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
<Example: Shooting Setting
Screen: PAGE 2>
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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Overview of the Shooting Setting Screens
PAGE 1
8
7
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
9
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Video clip menu (page 51)
b: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second, high
bit rate
a: Record at 640 × 480 pixels,
30 frames per second,
standard bit rate
c: Record at 320 × 240 pixels,
30 frames per second
d: Record at 320 × 240 pixels,
15 frames per second
e: Record at 176 × 144 pixels,
15 frames per second
<: Make an audio recording
2 Still image resolution menu
(page 52)
L: Shoot at 2,288 × 1,712
resolution (4 million pixels),
high compression
J: Shoot at 3,264 × 2,448
resolution (8 million pixels)
M: Shoot at 2,288 × 1,712
resolution (4 million pixels),
low compression
t: Shoot at 1,600 × 1,200
resolution (2 million pixels)
N: Shoot at 1,200 × 1,600
resolution (2 million pixels,
vertical position)
[: Shoot at 640 × 480
resolution (300,000 pixels)
3 Scene select menu (page 53)
=:
a:
>:
+:
/:
+:
Q:
Full auto photography
Sports photography
Portrait photography
Landscape photography
Night view photography
Fireworks photography
Lamp photography
4 Filter menu (page 55)
&:
%:
W:
,:
No filter
Cosmetic filter selected
Monochrome filter selected
Sepia filter selected
5 Flash menu (page 56)
k: Automatic flash mode
m: Forced flash mode
l: Flash off mode
6 Self-timer menu (page 58)
N: Self-timer off
y: Shooting begins 2 seconds
after the still image
shooting button or video
clip recording button is
pressed.
x: Shooting begins 10
seconds after the still
image shooting button or
video clip recording button
is pressed.
7 Option icon (page 100)
h Displays the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 46)
9 Help display (page 108)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 127)
i When you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously
enabled, the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and
the other settings accordingly change automatically.
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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
PAGE 2
8
7
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
9
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Image stabilizer menu
(page 60)
p: Shoot using the video clip
field of view display.
q: Shoot using the still image
field of view display.
]: Image stabilizer function off
2 Focus range menu (page 62)
-:
*:
-:
+:
All ranges mode
Normal mode
Manual mode
Super macro (close-up)
mode
3 Focus mode menu (page 64)
K: 5-point range finder focus
setting
C: Spot focus on setting
4 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 65)
n: Multi-section lightmeasuring setting
W: Center-weighted lightmeasuring setting
Y: Spot light-measuring
setting
6 White balance menu (page 67)
>: White balance is
automatically adjusted
depending on ambient
lighting
r: For photography in fair
weather (sunny) conditions
o: In overcast conditions
p: Under fluorescent lighting
q: Under incandescent
lighting
]: For setting the most
accurate white balance
7 Option icon (page 100)
h Display the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 46)
9 Help display (page 108)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 127)
5 ISO sensitivity menu
(page 66)
t: Auto sensitivity
(corresponds to ISO50 to
200)
*: Corresponds to ISO50
u: Corresponds to ISO100
v: Corresponds to ISO200
w: Corresponds to ISO400
i When you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously
enabled, the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and
the other settings accordingly change automatically.
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IMAGE QUALITY
Video clip image quality setting
When it comes to video clips, a larger number of pixels and a higher
frame rate means better image quality and smoother playback. On the
other hand, the file size becomes large and uses more memory. Set the
image quality to a setting that’s right for your purpose.
1
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
2
Select the video clip menu.
b: Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30
frames per second, high bit rate
a: Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30
frames per second, standard bit
rate
c: Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 30
frames per second
d: Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 15
frames per second
e: Record at 176 × 144 pixels, 15
frames per second
<: Make an audio recording
3
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640x480 30fps SHQ
Select the desired icon from the video clip menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the video clip image quality setting.
CAUTION
When editing video clips...
i In order for video clips to be joined, they must have been photographed in
the same mode.
i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined.
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Still image resolution setting
By setting the still image resolution (pixels) to a higher setting, image
detail is enhanced for a smoother, finer picture. However, the file size
also becomes large and uses more memory. Select the resolution
setting that suits your purpose.
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the still image resolution
menu.
L: Shoot at 2,288 × 1,712 resolution
(4 million pixels), high compression
J: Shoot at 3,264 × 2,448 resolution
(8 million pixels)
M: Shoot at 2,288 × 1,712 resolution
(4 million pixels), low compression
t: Shoot at 1,600 × 1,200 resolution
(2 million pixels)
N: Shoot at 1,200 × 1,600 resolution
(2 million pixels, vertical position)
[: Shoot at 640 × 480 resolution
(300,000 pixels)
3
PHOTO RESOLUTION
2288x1712 (4M-S)
Select the desired icon from the still image resolution menu, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the still image resolution setting.
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SCENE SELECT
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for
specific shooting conditions.
1
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
2
Select the scene select menu.
=: The camera automatically makes
SCENE SELECT
the optimum settings suitable for
FULL AUTO
the surrounding conditions (full
auto).
a: Capture a split-second image of a
fast-moving subject.
>: Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by blurring the background.
+: For beautiful shots of distant scenery.
/: Photograph the subject while keeping the background night scenery.
+: For capturing fireworks at night.
Q: Photograph in low-light conditions.
3
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Select the desired icon from the scene select menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the scene select function setting.
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4
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 30.
For still image shooting, see page 32.
To return to normal photography, select = from the scene select menu,
and press the SET button.
HINT
i When capturing images using the fireworks +, lamp Q or night view
/ setting, use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.
i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to scene select
icons other than = is on page 152.
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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 PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
2
Select the filter menu.
FILTER
NO
&: No filter is used (none).
%: Skin tones are enhanced in closeup shots (cosmetic filter).
W: Snap black-and-white photos
(monochrome filter).
,: Create a sepia-tone photo (sepia filter).
3
4
Select the desired icon from the filter menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the filter setting.
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 30.
For still image shooting, see page 32.
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 152.
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FLASH SETTING
The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light,
but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera
has three modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode, and
flash off mode).
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
FLASH
Select the flash menu.
AUTO
k: The camera will detect the subject
brightness and use the flash only
when required. In a backlight
situation, if only the center of the
image is very dark, the flash will
operate to compensate (auto
flash).
m: The flash will operate with every image captured regardless of the
conditions. Use this setting under backlight conditions, when the
subject is in shade, under fluorescent lighting conditions, etc. (forced
flash).
l: The flash will not operate even in dark situations. Use this setting
when capturing an image in a location where flash photography is
prohibited, or when shooting a night landscape scene (flash off).
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FLASH SETTING
3
4
Select the desired icon from the flash menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the flash setting.
Take the picture.
For still image shooting, see page 32.
h To return to normal photography, select k from the flash menu, and
press the SET button.
HINT
i You can change the flash setting by toggling the SET button to the left
while the Shooting Setting Screen is displayed.
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SELF-TIMER
1
2
Display the PAGE 1 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the self-timer menu.
N: Turns off the self-timer function.
y: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 2
seconds after the still image
shooting button or video clip
recording button is pressed.
x: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 10
seconds after the still image
shooting button or video clip
recording button is pressed.
3
4
SELF-TIMER
OFF
Select the desired icon from the self-timer menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the self-timer setting.
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 30.
For still image shooting, see page 32.
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SELF-TIMER
HINT
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the video clip recording button or still image shooting button is pressed
again before the shutter is released, the self-timer countdown temporarily
stops. Press the video clip recording button or still image shooting button
one more time to restart the self-timer.
i To cancel self-timer photography, select the N icon from the self-timer
menu, and press the SET button.
i After the self-timer picture is snapped, the self-timer is automatically reset
to off N.
When x is selected...
i When the still image shooting button or
video clip recording button is pressed,
the multi-indicator will blink for about 10
seconds, and then the image is
captured. Also, 4 seconds before the
shutter releases, the indication shown in
the illustration appears on the LCD
monitor.
i If you swivel the monitor unit towards the
subject, the self-timer indication will be
visible to the subject.
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PAGE 2 (ADVANCED SETTINGS)
MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)
Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional
hand motion (video clips only).
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the image stabilizer menu.
p: Compensate for unintentional
camera motion during video clip
recording. The field of view does
not change when the video clip
recording button is pressed, so this
setting is convenient when
shooting mostly video clips (video
clip field of view display).
q: Compensate for unintentional
camera motion during video clip
recording. The field of view does
not change when the still image
recording button is pressed, so this
setting is convenient when
shooting mostly still images (still
image field of view display).
]: Disengages the motion
compensation function (OFF).
3
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
Select the desired icon from the image stabilizer menu, and press
the SET button.
h This completes the image stabilizer setting.
HINT
If the motion compensation does not seem to be working...
i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be
possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.
i If the digital zoom (page 114) is being used, the large magnification factor
may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.
i When using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera, please turn
the motion compensation function off ]. If the motion compensation
function is enabled when it is not actually needed, it may result in an image
that appears unnatural.
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MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)
<Concerning the changing field of view when motion compensation is
enabled>
i When the motion compensation is set to ON, the field of view during
recording standby differs from the recordable field of view as shown below.
i When set to the motion compensation q setting, the video clip recording
range is as shown in the recording standby screen.
During still image
shooting
Display during
recording standby
During video clip
recording
For p setting
For q setting
Video clip
recording area
For ] setting
i When the still image shooting resolution is set to [ and the scene
selection function to =, a, > or + (page 53), a still image
captured during video clip recording will have the same field of view as the
video clip.
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FOCUS RANGE
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the focus range menu.
h When shooting a subject at a medium to far distance, by setting the
focus range to *, you will find it both easier and faster to focus.
-: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity
Tele end: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (total range mode)
*: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (standard mode)
-: The focus can be manually set to any distance from 1 cm
(0.39 in.) to 8 m (26.25 ft.), as well as to infinity (manual focus).
+: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 60 cm (23.62 in.) (super macro mode: wide end
only)
h When the focus range is set to *, + or -, the corresponding
indication appears on the LCD monitor.
3
Select the desired icon from the focus range menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the focus range setting.
HINT
i From the Shooting Screen, you can quickly change the focus range setting
by toggling the SET button down.
i When the focus range is set to super macro +, the zoom is temporarily
set to the wide end.
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FOCUS RANGE
How to use the manual focus
1
2
3
Select the manual focus icon - from the focus menu, and press
the SET button.
Press the SET button.
h The focus distance adjustment bar
appears.
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00:00:15
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.
HINT
About the focus range
i The focus distance indication shows the distance between the lens surface
and the subject.
i In some cases there may be a slight variance between the distance
(numerical figure) you set in the manual focus mode and the actual
distance.
About zoom movement when using the manual focus
i If the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom changes
to the largest setting that is suitable for that focus distance.
i When the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom will
function only within the range at which the image is focused.
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FOCUS AREA SETTING
You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus (still image shooting
only):
5-point range finder focus: The distance to the subject is detected by
sampling from multiple areas of the entire
shooting screen.
Spot focus:
The camera focuses on the subject in the center
of the LCD monitor.
1
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting
Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the desired focus method
from the focus mode menu, and
press the SET button.
K: 5-point range finder focus is
selected.
C: Spot focus is selected.
h When the spot focus setting is
selected, the focus mark + appears
in the center of the LCD monitor.
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LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING
You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes.
Multi-section light-measuring:
The exposure is adjusted after sampling from multiple areas of the entire
shooting screen.
Center-weighted light-measuring:
The exposure is adjusted after light is measured from the entire image, but
with emphasis on the center area.
Spot light-measuring:
You can compose the picture and capture the image after first measuring the
light only at the center spot of the LCD monitor.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the desired light-measuring mode from the light-measuring
mode (EXP MEASURE) menu.
n: Multi-section light-measuring
W: Center light-measuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
Press the SET button.
h This completes the light-measuring
mode setting.
h When spot light-measuring is
selected, the light-measuring spot
mark
appears in the center of
the LCD 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
2
Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
Select the ISO sensitivity menu.
t: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically (equivalent to ISO50 to 200
[video clip shooting mode: ISO200 to 800]).
*: Sets the sensitivity to ISO50 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO200).
u: Sets the sensitivity to ISO100 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO400).
v: Sets the sensitivity to ISO200 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO800).
w: Sets the sensitivity to ISO400 equivalent
(video clip shooting mode: ISO1600).
3
Select the desired icon from the ISO sensitivity menu, and press the
SET button.
h This completes the ISO sensitivity setting.
HINT
i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set higher shutter speeds and
capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may
increase.
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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 PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 45).
2
Select the white balance menu.
>: The camera will make the white balance adjustment automatically
based on the natural and artificial light conditions. This is the setting
used in the auto mode.
r: For shooting outside on a sunny day.
o: For shooting outside on a cloudy day.
p: For shooting inside under fluorescent lighting.
q: For shooting inside under incandescent lighting.
]: This setting is used for a more accurate white balance using the
existing light source (one push). Please use it when the light source
cannot be identified, for example.
Setting procedure
1 Select the ] icon and press the SET button.
h The ] icon moves to the left end of the line.
2 Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of paper,
etc.), and press the SET button.
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Select the desired icon from the white balance menu, and press the
SET button.
h Once the white balance setting is programmed for the ] icon, it is
retained even if another white balance setting (>, r, o, p, or
q) is selected. If you changed to another setting, whenever you
select the ] icon and press the SET button, the previously
programmed setting is recalled.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 1, select >, and then press the SET button.
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PLAYBACK
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS
The Playback Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s playback
settings. The Playback Setting Screens are organized into two displays:
PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 71) cover the basic
playback settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 72) provide you with more
detailed settings.
1
Turn on the camera (page 22).
2
Set the main switch to PLAY.
3
69
Press the MENU button.
h The Playback Setting Screen
appears.
h Pressing the MENU button again
will cancel the Playback Setting
Screen.
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SWITCHING THE PAGE
Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa.
1
2
Display a Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The Playback Setting Screen
changes to the other PAGE.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the PAGE changes.
PAGE indication
PLAYBACK METHOD
Set play
all or 1 clip
<Example: Playback Setting
Screen: PAGE 1>
ROTATE
Rotate image
<Example: Playback Setting
Screen: PAGE 2>
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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS
Overview of the Playback Setting Screens
PAGE 1
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
PLAYBACK METHOD
Set play
all or 1 clip
1 Playback method setting
(page 73)
h Select continuous playback or
single-frame playback.
2 Multi-playback (page 40)
h Display images in the 9-frame
multi-display format.
3 Playback volume control
(page 74)
h Adjust the playback volume for
video clips and audio data.
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0
4 Data protect setting (page 75)
h Protect data from accidental
erasure.
5 Erase (page 77)
h Delete images from the card
memory.
6 Print settings (page 79)
h Specify the print settings
(DPOF settings).
7 Option icon (page 100)
h Display the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 70)
9 Help display (page 108)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 127)
PAGE 2
8
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 Rotate image (page 86)
h Rotate still images.
2 Resize (page 87)
h Reduce the resolution of a still
image.
3 Red-eye correction (page 88)
h Repair the red-eye effect to
make eyes look more natural.
4 Extract still image (page 90)
h Extract a still image from a
video clip.
5 Video clip edit (page 91)
h Edit video clips.
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0
6 Smooth playback (page 98)
h Smooth out the movement
when playing back video clips.
7 Option icon (page 100)
h Display the Option Screen.
8 PAGE display (page 70)
9 Help display (page 108)
0 Remaining battery power
(page 127)
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PLAYBACK MODE
Images can be viewed continuously (slideshow playback) or you can choose
to show single images.
1
2
3
4
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Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the playback method icon
4, and press the SET button.
h The Playback Mode Screen
appears.
PLAY ALL: Play back images in
slideshow fashion.
1 CLIP:
Display only the selected
image (page 39).
Select the desired playback mode.
<When PLAY ALL is selected>
h The screen to set the time that each
image is displayed appears.
1 Toggle the SET button to the right
to select playback time.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the time that each image
is shown.
3 Press the SET button.
Press the SET button.
h The display time is set, and you are
returned to the Playback Setting
Screen.
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PLAYBACK METHOD
DURATION OF PHOTO
PLAY ALL
1 SEC
1 CLIP
PLAYBACK METHOD
DURATION OF PHOTO
PLAY ALL
1 SEC
PLAYBACK VOLUME
Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio data, as well as the
operation sounds.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the playback volume icon
Z, and press the SET button.
h The volume control bar appears.
Toggle the SET button left or right to
adjust the volume, and press the
SET button.
h The volume is set, and you are
returned to the Playback Setting
Screen.
HINT
i During video clip or audio memo playback, if you move the zoom switch,
the volume control bar will appear, allowing you to adjust the volume.
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IMAGE PROTECT
Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio data.
1
2
Display the data that you want to protect from accidental erasure,
and display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the protect icon A, and
press the SET button.
h “LOCK?” appears.
h If the protect mode has already
been enabled for the data, then
“UNLOCK?” appears.
PROTECT
LOCK?
YES
EXIT
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Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h The protect mode is set for the
data.
h The protect mark B indicates that
the data is locked.
h To return to the Playback Setting
Screen, press the MENU button.
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PROTECT
UNLOCK?
YES
EXIT
CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if
the card is reformatted (page 123).
HINT
To select a different image in steps 2 and 3...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
To cancel the protect mode for an image...
i Display the desired data and repeat steps 1 to 3. The protect mark B will
disappear and the protect mode is canceled.
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ERASING DATA
You can erase data that is stored on the card if you no longer need it. You can
erase the data one at a time, or all at once.
1
2
3
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Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the erase icon c, and press
the SET button.
h The Erase Mode Screen appears.
ONE ERASE: Erases one data at a
time.
ERASE ALL: Erases all the data.
EXIT:
Returns to the
Playback Setting
Screen.
ERASE
ONE ERASE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
Toggle the SET button up or down the select the erase mode, and
press the SET button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen appears.
<ONE ERASE>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to select the data you wish to
erase.
<ERASE ALL>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right confirm the data to erase.
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Toggle the SET button up to select “YES”, and press the SET button.
<ONE ERASE>
h The currently displayed image is deleted.
h To erase other data, select the data, and press the SET button.
<ERASE ALL>
h The Erase Confirmation Screen again appears. To erase the data,
select “YES”, and press the SET button. When data erase is
completed, “NO IMAGE” is shown.
CAUTION
i Data which is protected from accidental erase cannot be erased. To erase
protected data, set the protect setting for the data to off (page 75), and
then follow the data erase procedure.
HINT
i You can also access the One Erase Confirmation Screen from the
Playback Screen by toggling the SET button up.
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PRINT SETTINGS
In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your
camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering
digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can
use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is
displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.
Display the Print Settings Screen
1
2
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Display the PAGE 1 Playback
Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the print settings icon b,
and press the SET button.
h The Print Setting Screen appears.
ALL IMAGES:
The specified print settings apply to
all the still images on the card.
EACH IMAGE:
The print settings are specified for
each individual image.
INDEX:
All the still images are printed as
miniature images (thumbnail
images), several images on one
print.
ALL CLEAR:
Clear all the print settings. This
cannot be selected if no print
settings have been made for the
image.
EXIT:
Return to the Still Image Playback
Setting Screen.
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PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
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 (save frame) as a still image.
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 print settings for the desired images, and then have the
reserved images printed automatically (page 136).
About the finished prints
i Images that have been rotated 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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PRINT SETTINGS
Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify print settings for each individual image (EACH IMAGE),
or apply the print settings to all the images on the card (ALL IMAGES).
1
2
3
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Display the Print Setting Screen (page 79).
Select EACH IMAGE or ALL
IMAGES.
ALL IMAGES:
The set print settings are applied to
all the still images on the card.
EACH IMAGE:
The set print settings are applied
only to the image currently
displayed.
Press the SET button.
h The Date/Copies Print Screen
appears.
h If “EACH IMAGE” was selected,
toggle the SET button to the left or
right to display the desired image to
print.
h Under “SETTINGS” the settings
that are currently active for the
displayed image are shown. You
can toggle the SET button to the left
or right to confirm the print settings
for each image.
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PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
COPIES
0
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES:
ADD TO PRINT SETTING
EXIT
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Specify whether the date is
displayed on the print, and the
number of prints.
<Specifying dated prints>
1 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Date Screen appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the desired option.
YES:
Print the date.
NO:
Do not print the date.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Copies Print Screen.
<Specifying the number of prints>
1 Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “COPIES”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Number Screen
appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the number of prints.
h Toggle the SET button up or
down until the desired number
of prints is displayed.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Copies Print Screen.
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES:
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE :
COPIES
0
COPIES:
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PRINT SETTINGS
5
Select “ADD TO PRINT SETTING”
and press the SET button.
h The Confirm Print Settings Screen
appears.
If the print settings are correct:
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
If the print settings were
changed:
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
YES
DATE : YES
COPIES
1
COPIES: 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
Index print
Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print”.
This is convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.
1
Display the Print Setting Screen (page 79).
2
Select “INDEX”.
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4
Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
YES:
Specify an index print copy.
EXIT:
Discontinue the setting procedure,
and return to the Print Setting
Screen.
INDEX PRINT
SET INDEX PRINT?
YES
EXIT
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the setting for the index print. You are returned to the
Print Setting Screen.
Changing the print settings
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 4 on pages 81 and
82.
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
YES
DATE : YES
COPIES
1
COPIES: 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
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PRINT SETTINGS
Clearing all the print settings
Delete the print settings for all images.
1
Display the Print Setting Screen (page 79).
2
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear Screen appears.
YES:
Clear the print settings for all images.
EXIT:
Cancel the clear procedure and return to the Print Setting Screen.
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h All the print settings are cleared
and you are returned to the Print
Setting Screen.
ALL CLEAR
CLEAR ALL SETTINGS?
YES
EXIT
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DATE : YES
COPIES : 1
ROTATE IMAGE
Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
2
Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display the PAGE 2
Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the rotate icon L, and
press the SET button.
h The Rotate Image Screen appears.
RIGHT:Rotates image clockwise
90 degrees.
LEFT: Rotates image counterclockwise
90 degrees.
EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting
Screen.
3
Select “RIGHT” or “LEFT”, and press the SET button.
h Each time the SET button is pressed, the image is rotated another 90
degrees.
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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE)
The size of a still image that has already been captured at a resolution of t
or more can be changed to 1,600 × 1,200 pixels or 640 × 480 pixels. The
resized image is saved as a separate image.
1
2
Display the still image whose size you want to change, and display
PAGE 2 of the Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the resize icon I, and
press the SET button.
h The Resize Screen appears.
RESIZE
EXIT
3
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the new image size.
2M (1600 × 1200):
4
The saved image will be 1,600 × 1,200 pixels.
0.3M (640 × 480):
The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.
EXIT:
Return to the Playback Setting Screen.
Press the SET button.
h Resizing begins.
HINT
Why can’t the image be resized?
i An image can be resized only to a smaller (or the same) size, not to a
larger size.
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RED-EYE CORRECTION
If you photograph your subjects at night using the flash, they may appear in
the image with glowing red eyes (red-eye phenomenon). Now you can amend
the image so that the subjects’ eyes appear more natural (red-eye correction).
1
2
Display the image to be modified, and display the PAGE 2 Playback
Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the red-eye correction icon
f, and press the SET button.
h The Red-Eye Correction Screen
appears.
Proceed with the red-eye
correction.
EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting
Screen.
RED-EYE CORRECT.
YES:
3
Select “YES” and press the SET
button.
h Red-eye correction is executed.
h During the red-eye correction process, “PROCESSING” is shown on
the screen.
h When the correction is completed,
the modified image is shown.
Check the image to see if the postprocessing result is satisfactory.
YES
E
XIT
EXIT
RED-EYE CORRECT.
PRESS SHUTTER TO SAVE
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RED-EYE CORRECTION
4
Press the still image shooting
button.
h A screen appears for you to specify
whether or not to save the original
image.
YES:
The corrected image is saved as
a separate image, and the
original image is preserved.
NO:
The corrected image replaces
the original image.
EXIT: The corrections are canceled,
and you are returned to the
Playback Setting Screen.
5
RED-EYE CORRECT.
SAVE ORIGINAL IMAGE ?
YES
NO
EXIT
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 Red-Eye
Correction Screen.
HINT
If the “RED-EYE CORRECTION NOT SUCCESSFUL” message appears…
i The camera was not able to successfully correct the red-eye phenomenon.
i The red-eye correction function works to automatically edit the red-eye
phenomenon that the camera detects in captured images. In some cases,
the camera may fail to correctly detect the red-eye phenomenon, or it may
incorrectly identify the red-eye phenomenon 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 A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP
You can select one image (scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a
still image (the original data remains unchanged).
1
2
3
Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and
save.
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the extract still icon 7, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to extract an image
appears.
YES:
The image is copied and saved
as a still image (the original
data is left unchanged).
EXIT: You are returned to the
Playback Setting Screen.
4
EXTRACT STILL
SAVE THIS IMAGE?
YES
EXIT
Select “YES” and press the SET button.
h The image is extracted.
HINT
To select a different image (frame) in step 3...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
You can delete (“cut”) the first part or the last part of a video clip. You can
choose anywhere in the video clip as the cutting point.
You can also join two video clips together and save them as one separate clip
(“joining”).
CAUTION
Warning concerning the battery pack remaining charge
i During the editing of lengthy video clips, the time to process the large
amount of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the
battery pack becoming depleted in the middle of video clip editing, before
starting to edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed
in the camera, or connect the AC adaptor.
i It is recommended that a computer be used to edit long video clips.
Procedure to save part of a video clip as a separate clip
Play the video clip, and pause
playback at the point you want to cut.
J
Select whether to delete the portion before the
cut point or after the cut point.
J
Delete the specified portion.
i The specified portion is deleted.
i The original video clip is not affected.
(You can also choose to erase the original video clip when the new
clip is saved.)
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Procedure to join two video clips
Display the video clip that will come first.
J
Select the video clip that you wish to
append (join).
J
Join the video clips. (Press the SET button.)
i The two video clips are saved together as a
separate video clip.
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 main switch. If you move the
main switch while editing video clips, not only will the editing not be
properly completed, but the original video clip may also be erased.
i By repeating the clipping and joining procedures, you can create exactly
the video clip you like. Note, however, that as the number or size of the
video clips increases, the card memory may become full, making it
impossible to edit the video clips. In this case, you will need to free some of
the memory on the card either by deleting data that are no longer
necessary (page 77), or by performing the procedure to erase the original
video clip(s) (pages 95, 97).
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Deleting part of a video clip
1
2
Display the video clip you wish to edit.
Display the scene you wish to delete.
h In step 5 you will specify whether you wish to delete the portion from
the beginning of the video clip up to the selected scene, or the portion
from the selected scene to the end of the video clip.
First part
Latter part
Video clip start
Selected scene
Video clip end
h To select the desired scene quickly, you can use a combination of the
fast-forward (or reverse) playback, pause, and image-by-image
playback functions (page 42).
h The actual cut point may be slightly before or after the displayed
scene.
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Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
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5
6
Select the edit video icon k, and press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the portion you wish to
delete.
DELETE 1ST PART:
Delete the first part of the video clip.
DELETE 2ND PART:
Delete the latter part of the video clip.
Press the SET button.
h A screen appears for you to confirm
whether or not you want to keep the
original video clip.
EDIT VIDEO
DELETE 1ST PART
DELETE 2ND PART
JOIN
EXIT
DELETE 1ST PART
KEEP ORIGINAL IMAGE?
YES
NO
EXIT
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
7
8
Select whether you want the original video clip to be erased when
clipping is executed.
YES:
The original video clip is saved.
NO:
The original video clip is not saved.
Press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h If “YES” was selected, the edited video clip is saved as a new video
clip.
h If “NO” was selected, the edited video clip is saved as a new video
clip, and the original video clip is erased.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “NO” in steps 7 and
8 and press the SET button, the original video clip will not be erased. If you
want it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection.
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Joining two video clips
CAUTION
i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined.
1
Display the first video clip.
Currently showing
video clip
Video clip start
2
3
4
Video clip to be joined
Video clip end
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the edit video icon k, and
press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
Select the join icon x.
EDIT VIDEO
DELETE 1ST PART
DELETE 2ND PART
JOIN
EXIT
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
5
6
7
8
9
Press the SET button.
h The 9-image playback display for
video clips appears.
Toggle the SET button to move the
orange frame to the video clip that
you wish to join.
Orange frame
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0001
0002
0003
0004
Press the SET button.
Select whether you want the
original video clip to be erased
when clipping is executed.
YES:
The original video clips are saved.
NO:
The original video clips are not saved.
JOIN
KEEP ORIGINAL IMAGE?
YES
NO
EXIT
Press the SET button.
<Confirmation screen for
h Editing starts.
saving the original video clip>
h The two video clips are saved
together as a separate video clip.
h If “NO” was selected in step 8, the
original video clips are erased when the joined video clip is saved.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “NO” in step 8 and
press the SET button, the original video clip will not be erased. If you want
it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection.
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SMOOTH PLAYBACK
Suppress the video flicker that occurs when playing back video clips that were
recorded with camera moving fast.
1
2
3
Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 69).
Select the smooth playback O
icon, and press the SET button.
h The Smooth Playback Screen
appears.
ON:
Activate smooth playback
OFF:
Deactivate smooth playback
SMOOTH PLAYBACK
ON
OFF
Select “ON”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the smooth playback setting.
HINT
i Depending on the recording conditions, the smooth playback effect may be
insignificant in some cases.
English
98
DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)
On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when an
image was captured.
1
2
Display the desired image.
Press the MENU button for
about 1 second.
h The Information Screen
appears.
h If the MENU button is
pressed again, the
Information Screen is
canceled.
1 Video clip mode settings
2 Image or sound number
3 Protect setting
4 File size
5 Shooting or recording
time
6 Remaining battery charge
7 Date and time of image
8 Still image resolution
settings
100-0001
INFO
1
640x480 30fps
MPEG4
EXPOSE
2005.12.25 19:30
4.2MB
00:00:10
0.0
2
3
4
5
6
7
<Video clip data>
INFO
8
100-0002
987KB
IRIS F3.3
SHUTTER 1/30
EXPOSE
0.3
2005.12.25 19:00
2288x1712
2
3
4
6
7
<Still image data>
INFO
AAC
100-0003
256KB
00:00:11
2005.12.25 19:00
7
<Audio data>
99
English
2
3
4
5
6
OPTION SETTINGS
OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN
The Option Screen is used to adjust various camera settings.
1
2
3
4
Turn on the camera, and press the MENU button.
h The Shooting or Playback Setting Screen appears.
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the PAGE indication.
Toggle the SET button to the right,
and select the option icon.
h The Option Screen appears.
h The Option Screen is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
Option icon
PAGE indication
:
ADV. SETTINGS
:
CAMERA SETTINGS
Toggle the SET button down.
h The menu appears.
1/3
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
HELP DISP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
NOISE REDUCTION
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DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN
Overview of the Option Screen
1/3
1
2
3
4
5
6
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
HELP DISP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
NOISE REDUCTION
7
8
9
0
A
B
C
D
E
F
IMAGE SETTINGS
FLICKER REDUCT
DIGITAL ZOOM
LCD BRIGHTNESS
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
FORMAT
RESET SETTINGS
101 English
G
1 Date and time setting
(page 103)
h Set the camera’s internal clock.
2 Operation sounds setting
(page 106)
h Select the operation sounds
that are produced when the
camera’s buttons are pressed,
and adjust the operation sound
volume.
3 Help display setting (page 108)
h Turn the help display on or off.
4 Post-view (page 109)
h Specify how long the captured
image is displayed on the LCD
monitor after the still image
shooting button is pressed.
5 Wind noise reduction setting
(page 110)
h Set the wind noise reduction
function on or off.
6 Noise-reduction menu (page 111)
h Set the noise-reduction function
on or off.
7 Image quality adjustment
(page 111)
h Adjust the image quality during
shooting.
8 Flicker-reduction menu
(page 113)
h Set the flicker-reduction
function on or off.
9 Digital zoom setting (page 114)
h Enable or disable the digital
zoom.
0 Monitor brightness (page 115)
h Adjust the brightness of the
LCD monitor.
A Screen language (page 116)
h Select the language in which
the LCD monitor messages are
displayed.
B TV system settings (page 117)
h Select the type of video signal
that is output from the camera’s
USB/AV terminal.
C Power save function (page 118)
D File number reset (page 120)
h Select the file number reset
function.
E Card format (page 123)
h Use the camera to format the
memory card.
F Reset camera settings
(page 125)
h Reset the camera to the
factory-preset settings.
G Remaining battery power
(page 127)
* Icons 7 through F are displayed when you toggle the SET button up or
down to scroll.
English 102
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, 2005
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the clock set icon C, and
press the SET button.
h The Clock Set Screen appears.
h The current date and time settings
are shown.
h Follow the procedures below to
enable or disable the date display
during playback, to set the display
format for the date, and to set the
date and time.
h To return to the Option Screen,
press the MENU button, or select
“EXIT” and press the SET button.
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CLOCK SET
DATE
2005/10/01
TIME
00:00
DISP
Y/M/D
EXIT
3
4
5
Set the date.
CLOCK SET
1 Select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
DATE
h The Set Date Screen appears.
3 Set the date to “2005/12/24”.
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.
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:
2005/12/24
CLOCK SET
TIME
19:30
CLOCK SET
DISP
Y/M/D
year/month/day → month/day/year → day/month/year → DISP OFF (no display)
Toggle the SET button down to change it in the reverse order.
h If “DISP OFF” is selected, the date the image was captured is not
shown during playback.
4 Press the SET button.
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
6
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h The date and time setting is completed, and you are returned to the
Option Screen.
h To return to the Shooting Screen, press the MENU button.
HINT
i Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an
internal battery will maintain the date and time settings. However, there is a
small chance the settings may be lost. (The backup will last for about 7
days.) It is recommended to check that the date and time settings are still
correct after replacing the battery pack and before shooting or recording of
any type (follow steps 1 and 2).
To correct the date and time settings
i After steps 1 and 2, select the line of the setting that you want to change,
press the SET button, and follow the steps in the respective paragraphs
above to change the setting.
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OPERATION SOUNDS
Use this menu to set the confirming audio signals when the camera is turned
on/off or when the operation buttons (still image shooting button, SET button,
MENU button, etc.) are pressed, to adjust the operation sound volume, and to
enable/disable the audio guide.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the operation beep icon ?,
and press the SET button.
h The Operation Beep Setting Screen
appears.
h The current settings are shown on
the screen.
h If “ALL OFF” is selected and the
SET button pressed, all the
operation sounds are muted.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET
button pressed, you are returned to
the Option Screen.
TURN ON/OFF:
Mute or enable the sound that is
produced when the power is turned
on or off.
SHUTTER:
Select the sound that is produced
when the still image shooting button
is pressed, or when a photo is
taken using the self-timer.
KEY SW:
Select the sound that is produced
when the SET button, MENU
button, etc. are pressed.
AUDIO GUIDE:
Mute or enable the camera’s audio
help guide.
OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF : ON
:D
SHUTTER
:A
KEY SW
AUDIO GUIDE : ON
CHANGE SETTINGS
ALL OFF
EXIT
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OPERATION SOUNDS
3
4
5
Select “CHANGE SETTINGS”, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to change the settings
appears.
OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF
SHUTTER
KEY SW
AUDIO GUIDE
OPERATION VOL
EXIT
ON
D
A
ON
4
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select operation
sounds appears.
<If “TURN ON/OFF” or “AUDIO GUIDE” is selected>
h The respective screen to enable or disable the sound appears.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
ON: Activates the sound.
OFF: Deactivates the sound.
<If “SHUTTER” or “KEY SW” is selected>
h The screen to select the operation sounds appears.
h Select from 8 different sounds (A to H).
h You can press the still image shooting button to preview the
selected operation sound.
h If “OFF” is selected, no sound is produced.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
<If “OPERATION VOL” was selected>
h The screen to select the volume for the operation sounds appears.
h You can select an operation sound volume from 1 (minimum) to 7
(maximum).
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the volume, and press
the SET button.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h The operation sound settings are completed.
HINT
i If you keep the MENU button pressed and turn on the power, the screen to
turn the operation sounds ON/OFF appears at once. You may find this a
convenient procedure to disable the operation sounds in places you do not
want them to be audible.
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HELP DISPLAY
You can set whether or not the help messages shown on the LCD monitor.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen
(page 100).
Select the help display icon r and
press the SET button.
h The Help Setting Screen appears.
ON:
The HELP messages are enabled.
OFF:
The HELP messages are disabled.
HELP DISP
ON
OFF
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the help display setting.
English 108
POST-VIEW SETTING
Specify the duration that the captured image appears on the LCD monitor
(post-view) after the still image shooting button is pressed.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the post-view icon o, and
press the SET button.
h The Post-view Screen appears.
1 SEC:
The post-view image is displayed
for 1 second.
2 SEC:
The post-view image is displayed
for 2 seconds.
OFF:
The post-view image is not
displayed.
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the post-view
setting.
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POST VIEW
1 SEC
2 SEC
OFF
WIND NOISE REDUCTION
This feature reduces the ambient sound of the wind when you are recording a
video clip or making an audio recording in a strong wind environment. Set the
function to on or off.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the wind noise reduction
icon `, and press the SET button.
h The Wind Noise Reduction Screen
appears.
ON:
The wind noise reduction function is
turned on.
OFF:
The wind noise reduction function is
turned off.
WIND NOISE REDUC.
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the wind noise
reduction setting.
HINT
i For normal shooting, set the wind noise reduction to “OFF”. If the function
is enabled when there is no wind, the audio during shooting and recording
sounds unnatural.
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NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION
Use this setting to minimize noise in still images and produce a clear image.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the noise-reduction icon ^,
and press the SET button.
h The Noise Reduction Screen
appears.
ON:
The noise-reduction function is
enabled.
OFF: The noise-reduction function is
disabled.
3
NOISE REDUCTION
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the noise-reduction setting.
HINT
i The noise-reduction function is effective when the shutter speed is 1/4
second or less.
i Compared to normal shooting, the image processing time after shooting is
slightly longer.
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ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY
The camera can adjust the image quality as the image is captured.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the image quality icon P,
and press the SET button.
h The Image Settings Screen
appears.
Shoot with image quality at
normal.
VIVID:
Color saturation is
increased.
SOFT:
The sharpness is subdued
for a softer image.
SOFT VIVID: The sharpness is softened
and color saturation is
increased.
IMAGE SETTINGS
NORMAL
VIVID
SOFT
SOFT
VIVID
NORMAL:
3
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the image quality setting.
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FLICKER-REDUCTION
The flicker-reduction setting reduces the flicker that results when filming video
clips under fluorescent lights and the like where the background lighting
pulsates at the frequency of the power supply. The flicker-reduction setting is
set to a frequency of 50 Hz.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the flicker-reduction icon
o, and press the SET button.
h The Flicker Reduction Screen
appears.
FLICKER REDUCT
ON:
Turns on the flicker-reduction
setting.
OFF: Turns off the flicker-reduction
setting.
3
ON
OFF
Select the o icon from the flickerreduction menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the flicker-reduction setting.
HINT
i If the flicker-reduction setting is used outdoors on a very bright day, a
halation effect, which produces diffused rings of light around bright light
areas, may occur.
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DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING
This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled
during zoom shooting.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the digital zoom icon Q,
and press the SET button.
h The Digital Zoom Screen appears.
ON: Digital zoom can be used.
OFF: Digital zoom cannot be used.
DIGITAL ZOOM
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the digital zoom
setting.
English 114
LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
Adjust the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor display. Use this
adjustment when the monitor image is difficult to view because of ambient
lighting.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the LCD brightness icon ,,
and press the SET button.
h The brightness control display
appears.
LCD BRIGHTNESS
ADJUST
0
3
Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the brightness, and
press the SET button.
h The LCD monitor brightness is set.
HINT
i The display in step 2 can also be accessed from the Shooting Screen.
Press the MENU button for at least 1 second; the brightness control
display will appear, and you can then adjust the monitor brightness.
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SCREEN LANGUAGE
You can set the LCD monitor of your camera to display the messages in any
one of several languages.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the language icon z, and
press the SET button.
h The Language Screen appears.
DEUTSCH:
German
ENGLISH:
English
ESPAÑOL:
Spanish
FRANCAIS:
French
ITALIANO:
Italian
NEDERLANDS:Dutch
:
Russian
:
Japanese
:
Korean
:
Chinese (traditional)
:
Chinese (simplified)
LANGUAGE
Select the desired language, and press the SET button.
h The selected display language is set.
English 116
TV SYSTEM SETTING
Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s USB/AV
terminal.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the TV system icon j, and
press the SET button.
h The TV System Screen appears.
NTSC:
Outputs NTSC video signals.
PAL:
Outputs PAL video signals.
TV SYSTEM
NTSC
PAL
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h The selected TV system is set.
HINT
If no image appears on the TV...
i If the TV system setting is not correct for the connected equipment, no
image will appear on the TV.
When set to “PAL” and connected to a TV using the included AV
interface cable (page 129)
Shooting: Images are displayed on the LCD monitor only and do not
appear on the TV.
Playback: Images are displayed on the TV only and do not appear on the
LCD monitor.
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POWER SAVE FUNCTION
Your camera has a “power save” function whereby the power automatically
turns off after a specified period of inactivity. The power save function works
to conserve the battery pack power when the camera is not being used, or to
prevent the battery pack from dying if the camera has accidentally been left
on. You can specify the elapsed time (standby time) before the power save
function is activated.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the power save icon ?, and
press the SET button.
h The Power Save Setting Screen
appears.
BATT/CAM:
Set the standby time for the
shooting modes when the battery
pack is used.
BATT/PB:
Set the standby time for the
playback modes when the battery
pack is used.
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB:
Set the standby time for the
shooting and playback modes when
using an AC power source.
EXIT:
Return to the Option Screen.
POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
1 min
BATT/PB
5 min
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB
10 min
EXIT
English 118
POWER SAVE FUNCTION
3
4
5
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.
h The standby time is set, and you
are returned to the Power Save
Setting Screen.
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POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
1 min
<Example: When “BATT/
CAM” is selected>
FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the
captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently
reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again
begin from 0001. This is because the file number reset function is set to “ON”,
and consequently it results in more than one card containing images with the
same numbers. By setting the file number reset function to “OFF”, even if the
card is reformatted or the card is replaced with another card, the consecutive
numbering of file names continues from the last number recorded by the
camera.
<File number reset function “ON”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
<File number reset function “OFF”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0014, 0015........0025, 0026
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
i If Card B already has image data in it when it replaces Card A, file names
are assigned as follows.
When the highest image number on Card B (before replacing) is
lower than the highest image 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 images
When the highest image number on Card B (before replacing) is
higher than the highest image 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 images
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1
2
3
4
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the file number reset icon
i.
FILE NO. RESET
Press the SET button.
h The File Number Reset Screen
appears.
ON:
The file number reset function is “ON”.
OFF:
The file number reset function is
“OFF”.
ON
OFF
Select “OFF”, and press the SET button.
h The file number reset function is deactivated.
HINT
i Until the file number reset function is turned “ON”, consecutive file names
are assigned. It is recommended that the file number reset function be
returned to “ON” at the end of each photography session.
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FORMATTING A CARD
A card must be formatted with this camera:
i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or
i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera.
The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position.
Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the
unlocked position.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the format icon 1, and
press the SET button.
h The Format Screen appears.
h In normal use, a full format is not
necessary. However, in case a card
error occurs even after normal
formatting, executing a full format
may resolve the problem.
FORMAT:
A normal formatting is executed.
FULL FORMAT:
The entire card is scanned and
formatted. (When there is little
battery power remaining, this
setting cannot be selected.)
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FORMAT
FORMAT
FULL FORMAT
EXIT
3
4
Select the desired format option, and press the SET button.
h A confirmation screen appears.
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h Formatting begins.
h During formatting, “FORMATTING” and “DO NOT POWER OFF” are
shown on the LCD monitor.
CAUTION
Caution during formatting
i Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during formatting.
Formatting erases the data
i When a card is formatted, all data recorded on the card is erased.
Protected data (page 75) 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.
HINT
To cancel formatting
i In step 4, select “NO”, and press the SET button.
English 124
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
Reset the camera to the factory-preset settings.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (page 100).
Select the reset settings icon 2,
and press the SET button.
h The Reset Settings Screen
appears.
YES:
Reset to the factory-preset settings.
NO:
Do not change the settings, and
return to the Option Screen.
RESET SETTINGS
RESET?
YES
NO
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h The camera settings are reset to
the factory-preset settings.
HINT
i Note that the following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
TV system setting
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording
time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of
images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of
Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time” on page 158.
Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time
1
Set the main switch to REC, and turn Remaining number of images
on the camera (page 22).
Remaining video
h The remaining number of images
recording time
appears in the upper left of the LCD
monitor.
h The remaining video recording time
12
00:00:58
appears in the upper right of the
LCD monitor.
h The remaining number of images
and video recording time will differ
depending on the resolution and
compression settings.
h When the remaining number of
images or the remaining video
recording time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images. To capture
more images, either install a new card, or save the images to a
computer and then erase them (page 77) from the card.
h 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 51 and 52), or selecting a
different image quality setting.
For audio data
1
Set the camera to the audio
recording mode (page 37).
h The remaining audio recording
time is shown.
Remaining time
12
00:16:00
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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 LCD 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 157.
1
Display a Shooting or Playback
Setting Screen (pages 45 and 69).
h The battery pack remaining charge
indicator appears in the lower right
corner of the LCD monitor.
h Due to the battery pack
characteristics, when the ambient
temperature is low,
may
appear early for an incorrect
indication of the remaining charge.
Also, depending on the conditions
of use of the camera or the ambient
conditions (temperature, etc.), the
indicated remaining charge may
change. Therefore, this indication
can only be used as a general
approximation of the remaining
charge.
Battery pack
remaining
charge indicator
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
Battery pack remaining
charge indicator
Battery remaining charge
Approx. full.
Power is low.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
If this icon flashes when the still image
shooting button or video clip recording
button is pressed, images cannot be
captured. Recharge the battery pack.
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HINT
i If any data is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack
charge on the Information Screen.
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 LCD 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.)
English 128
OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV
Connect the supplied AV interface cable from the USB/AV terminal on the
digital camera to the AUDIO and VIDEO input terminals on the TV.
To the USB/AV
terminal
DC IN
terminal
To power outlet
Yellow plug:
To the VIDEO input
terminal
Supplied dedicated
AV interface cable
White plug:
To the AUDIO input (L) terminal
Red plug:
To the AUDIO input (R) terminal
Switch input to VIDEO
Playback
i After connecting the digital camera to the television, set the TV input switch
to VIDEO input.
i When an AV interface cable is connected, no image appears on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
i The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
i The same playback procedure as when playing back with the camera is
used to play back audio recordings as well.
Audio playback: see page 44
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.
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DIRECT PRINTING
Your camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the camera
directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the camera’s LCD monitor can be
used to select images and initiate printing (PictBridge printing).
Print preparations
1
2
Insert the card containing the images you wish to print in the
camera.
Turn the printer on, and use the supplied USB interface cable to
connect the camera to the printer.
h Connect the camera’s USB/AV terminal to the printer’s USB
connector.
h The USB Connection Screen appears on the camera’s LCD monitor.
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DIRECT PRINTING
3
Select “PictBridge”, and press the
SET button.
h The Print Settings Screen appears.
PRINTING MODE
ONE IMAGE
Print this image
CAUTION
Insert and pull out the cable carefully
i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly
oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the
devices. Push the plugs in straight when connecting them. If undue force is
used to connect a cable, it may permanently damage the connector pins in
the terminal socket.
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
Caution when connecting a printer
i If the power to the printer is turned off while it is connected, the camera
may not operate correctly. If the camera does not operate correctly,
disconnect the USB interface cable, turn off the camera, and then
reconnect the cable.
i During PictBridge printing, the camera’s button operation response is
slower.
i If the camera is powered by the battery pack for printing, make sure that
the remaining battery charge is sufficient.
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To select one image and print it (one image)
Procedure to select one still image and print it.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 130).
Select the one image icon Y, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select images for
printing appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right to display the image you wish
to print.
h Specify the image to print.
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
1
PRINT
EXIT
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DIRECT PRINTING
4
5
Specify the number of prints.
1 Select “COPIES”, and press the
SET button.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the number of prints.
3 Press the SET button.
h “PRINT” is selected.
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
1
PRINT
EXIT
Press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
HINT
To cancel printing
1 During printing, toggle the SET button down.
h The Confirm Cancel Printing Screen appears.
2 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes.
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To print all the images (all images)
Print all of the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 130).
Select the all images icon u, and
press the SET button.
h The Print All Images Screen
appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
ALL IMAGES
PRINT
EXIT
CAUTION
Printing is not possible if there are more than 999 still images in the
card.
i Delete unwanted images before printing.
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DIRECT PRINTING
Thumbnail prints (index)
Make an index print of all the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the printing setup (page 130).
Select the index print icon [, and
press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
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INDEX
PRINT
EXIT
To print the images that are set to print (print reserved images)
Procedure to print all the images that are set to print.
1
2
3
Make the print settings (page 79), and complete the printing setup
(page 130).
Select the DPOF icon w, and
press the SET button.
h The Print Scheduled Images
Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
h Printing begins about 1 minute after
the SET button is pressed.
HINT
i In step 2, if you toggle the SET button to the left or right, you can confirm
the images that are set to print and their DPOF settings.
CAUTION
i Reserved images printing w is not possible if a printer is used that does
not support your camera’s DPOF function.
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DIRECT PRINTING
To change the printer settings and print images
(change printer settings)
Images are printed according to settings specified by the camera, such
as paper type, size, layout, printing quality, etc.
1
2
Complete the printing setup (page 130).
Select the printer settings icon v,
and press the SET button.
h The Printer Settings Screen
appears.
MEDIA TYPE:
Specify the type of paper used for
printing.
PAPER SIZE:
Specify the size of paper used for
printing.
LAYOUT:
Specify how the images are to be
arranged on the paper.
QUALITY:
Select the print quality for the
images.
DATE STAMP:
Print the date the photo was taken.
EXIT:
Return to the PictBridge Screen.
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PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
EXIT
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
3
4
Adjust the printer settings.
1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select a printer setting
parameter, and press the SET button.
h The screen to set the selected parameter appears.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down to adjust the setting, and
press the SET button.
h The selected parameter is set, and you are returned to the Printer
Settings Screen.
h Follow the same procedure to adjust the other parameters, as
desired.
h The contents of the settings that can be made for each parameter
will differ depending on the printer.
<When “PRINTER VALUE” is selected>
h The images will be printed according to the settings specified on the
printer side.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Printing Mode Screen.
HINT
i The printer setting parameters will differ depending on the printer that is
connected.
i To use printer functions which do not appear on your camera’s Printer
Settings Screen, select “PRINTER VALUE”.
i If a function set by the camera is not available in the printer, the camera’s
printer settings will automatically change to “PRINTER VALUE”.
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APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer
in this compilation of commonly asked questions.
Question
Why doesn’t the
power turn on?
Power
Why is the battery
pack consumed
so quickly even
after it was fully
recharged?
Why doesn’t
recharging end?
Why does the
icon
Shooting
appear?
Why does the
multi-indicator
flash red?
Why doesn’t the
flash operate?
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Answer
Due to cold
temperatures, the
battery pack
temporarily lost its
power.
The ambient
temperature is
very low.
Action
Place the camera in
your pocket to warm
it up before using it.
The battery pack
life has expired.
Replace with a new
battery pack. If this
is not effective,
consult your dealer.
Use the supplied AC
adaptor, or replace
the battery pack with
a fully charged one.
The remaining
battery pack
power is low.
Recorded data is
being saved on
the card.
The camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
Keep the battery
pack in an
environment of 10 to
40°C (50 to 104°F).
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the multiindicator turns off.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the image;
the camera will
determine when the
flash is necessary.
Question
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
Answer
—
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
—
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
—
Shooting
Action
All settings except
the self-timer and
the exposure
correction are
retained even after
the camera is turned
off.
Select the resolution
setting according to
the intended use:
L: Appropriate for
printing letter-size or
larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
G, N: For
printing standard
photo (photo
service) sizes.
[: For photos
displayed on a web
page, or sent as email attachments.
Because shooting
with the optical
zoom uses the
optics of a physical
lens, you can shoot
without losing
minute details in the
image. The digital
zoom, on the other
hand, works by
magnifying a portion
of the image that
hits the CCD sensor
and may produce a
coarser image.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
Answer
—
The video clip I
shot outdoors is
completely white.
When used in
cold weather, why
does the image
seem to leave
traces as it
moves?
Why does the
displayed image
contain some red,
blue and green
dots, or why are
black spots
visible?
—
Shooting
LCD
monitor
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Condition due to
the liquid crystals.
Action
Set the scene select
function to the
landscape +
mode when
photographing.
Or, set the focus
range setting to
manual focus -,
and set the distance
to ∞.
Set the flickerreduction setting to
off.
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear in
the LCD monitor
only appear in the
monitor and will not
be recorded with the
images.
Question
Why is the image
too bright?
Answer
The subject was
too bright.
Why is the image
out of focus?
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is there no
image (z is
shown)?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
If a bright subject
is shot in the
video clip
shooting mode,
vertical stripes
may appear on
the LCD monitor
or in the image.
Viewing
images
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
Action
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 still image
shooting button
halfway to lock the
focus. Then press
the still image
shooting button all
the way to capture
the image.
Play back images
that were recorded
on a card using this
camera.
Not a malfunction.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why isn’t the
magnified image
clear?
Viewing
images
Why isn’t the
captured image
clear?
Can I play back
image and sound
data that I edited
using my
computer?
Why is there a
motor-like sound
during video clip
playback?
Why is there no
sound?
Connecting
to a TV
Printing
Why does a
message appear
during PictBridge
printing?
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Answer
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.
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
The playback
volume of the
camera is set to 0.
There is a
problem with the
printer.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
We cannot
guarantee the
accurate playback of
data that has been
edited using a
computer.
Not a malfunction.
Adjust the volume
on the TV.
Increase the
playback volume of
the camera.
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
Question
The “CANNOT
EDIT VIDEO”
message
appears.
Misc.
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?
Answer
You have
attempted to join
video clips having
different
resolutions or
frame rates.
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the AC
adaptor.
Action
Select video clips
that have the same
resolution or frame
rates.
There is no more
available memory
on the card.
Erase unnecessary
data, 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.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Can I use my
camera abroad?
Misc.
Why does the
“SYSTEM
ERROR”
message appear?
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Answer
—
A problem has
occurred within
the camera or
card.
Action
When the camera is
connected to a TV,
you can switch the
camera’s video
output to NTSC or
PAL. If you have
questions about
using the AC
adaptor and power
cord abroad, please
consult with a dealer
near you for advice.
Check the following
items:
1 Remove the
card and then
install it again.
2 Remove the
battery pack and
then install it
again.
3 Install a different
card.
If “SYSTEM
ERROR” still
appears after
performing the
above steps, then
take the camera to
the dealer for
service.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a
possible solution to the problem.
CAMERA
Problem
No power.
Power
Shooting
Cause
The battery
pack is dead.
The battery
pack has not
been inserted
correctly.
The camera
turns off by
itself.
An image is
not captured
when the still
image
shooting
button or video
clip recording
button is
pressed.
The power
save function
is operating.
The power is
not turned on.
Reference
page
Action
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(supplied).
Reinsert the
battery pack,
making sure to
orient it
correctly.
Turn on the
camera again.
If the power
save function
was activated,
turn the
camera on
before
shooting.
If the camera
was turned off,
press the ON/
OFF button to
turn it on.
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22
22
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the still
image
shooting
button or video
clip recording
button is
pressed.
The maximum
number of
images that
can be
captured or the
maximum
video clip
recording time
has been
reached.
The flash off
mode is
selected.
Install a new
card.
Erase the
images that are
not necessary.
The flash does
not operate.
The battery
pack is dead.
Shooting
The digital
zoom does not
work.
A warning tone
(beep-beepbeep) sounds,
and it is not
possible to
take a picture
using the selftimer.
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The still image
mode is set to
J.
The digital
zoom setting is
set to “OFF”.
The battery
pack is
consumed.
Reference
page
18
77
Set the flash to
automatic flash
mode or forced
flash mode.
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(supplied).
Set the still
image mode to
M.
Set the digital
zoom setting to
“ON”.
Install a
sufficiently
recharged
battery pack.
Or connect the
AC adaptor
(supplied).
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52, 114
17, 20
Shooting
LCD
monitor
Problem
Cause
When zooming
in or out, the
zoom
movement
stops
momentarily.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is too
high.
The main
switch is not
set to PLAY.
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
No playback
image
appears.
The image is
too dark.
The subject
was too far
away.
Viewing
images
The subject
was lit from
behind.
There is not
enough light.
Reference
page
Action
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and press it
again.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
Set the main
switch to PLAY.
Hold the
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of
operation of the
flash.
Use the forced
flash mode.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
Use the spot
light-measuring
mode.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
35
66
39
26
155
56
36
65
66
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
The video clip
picture is
flickering.
The video clip
was filmed
under fluorescent lighting.
The forced
flash mode is
selected.
The subject
was too bright.
Set the flickerreduction
setting to on.
The image is
too bright.
Red-eye
correction was
not successful.
Viewing
images
The image is
not in focus.
The ISO sensitivity setting is
incorrect.
The red-eye
effect area
could not be
recognized.
The subject is
too close to the
camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
The camera
moved when
the still image
shooting
button was
pressed
(camera
shake).
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is dirty.
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Select a
different flash
mode.
Use the exposure correction
function.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
t.
Not a
malfunction.
Capture the
image with the
subject within the
photographable
range.
Select the correct focus setting
for your needs.
Hold the camera
correctly and
slowly press the
still image
shooting button
halfway to lock
the focus. Then
press the still
image shooting
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
Reference
page
113
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36
66
88
62
26, 32
—
Problem
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
Viewing
images
A part of the
image is
missing.
“NO IMAGE” is
shown.
During audio
playback, there
is no sound.
There is no
color in the
image.
The image is
distorted.
No image or
sound.
Connecting
to a TV
There is no
sound.
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
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
recorded data
for the
selected playback mode.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
The TV system
setting is not
correct.
The digital camera is not correctly connected
to the TV.
The TV input is
not set
correctly.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
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.
Select the playback volume icon
Z and adjust
the volume.
Select the correct TV system
setting.
Follow the
instructions to
make the connection correctly.
Set the input
on the TV to
“VIDEO”.
Adjust the
playback
volume.
Not a
malfunction.
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117
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74
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Image
editing
Misc.
You cannot
edit or rotate
an image.
The “NO
CARD”
message
appears.
The
“PROTECTED”
message
appears and
the data cannot
be erased.
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”.
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Cause
Action
The protect
mode is set.
Cancel the
protect mode.
No card is
inserted.
Turn off the
power and
insert a card.
You have
attempted to
erase data that
is protected
from
accidental
erasure.
The audio
guide setting is
set to “OFF”.
The recording
capacity is less
than the value
specified for
the card.
Set the protect
setting for the
data to OFF.
Reference
page
75
18
75
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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Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters
Scene Select
Setting
Sports
a
Portrait
>
Landscape
+
Night view
/
Fireworks
+
Lamp
Q
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Focus range: Fixed at *.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Resolution: Fixed at [.
Flash: Fixed at l.
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Filter
Setting
Cosmetic
%
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
About the scene select function and focus range
settings
i The scene select function changes to = when the focus range is set to
+.
i Even if you set the focus range to *, + or -, it changes to when the scene select function is set to anything other than =.
i When the scene select is set to +, the focus range setting changes to
*.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera
Type
Recorded image
file format
Data storage
media
Camera effective
number of pixels
Image sensor
Still image shooting
mode
(recording resolution)
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Digital movie (recording and playback)
Still images:
JPEG format (DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 compliant)
Note: Designed mainly by the Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA), DCF (Design rules for
Camera File system) is standard for digital
still camera image files to provide
interoperability between digital photography
devices for the images stored on removable
memory cards. However, it is not
guaranteed that all devices will support the
DCF standard.
Video clips:
Conforms to ISO-standard MPEG-4 format
Audio:
MPEG-4 audio (AAC compression)
48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit stereo format
SD Memory Card
Approx. 4 million pixels
1/2.7-inch CCD
Virtual number of pixels: Approx. 4.23 million pixels,
interlace scan, primary color filter
L: 2,288 × 1,712 pixels (high compression)
J: 3,264 × 2,448 pixels
M: 2,288 × 1,712 pixels (low compression)
G: 1,600 × 1,200 pixels
N: 1,200 × 1,600 pixels (vertical position)
[: 640 × 480 pixels
Video clip shooting
mode (recording
resolution, frame
rate, bit rate)
White balance
Lens
Aperture
Exposure control
type
Light-measuring
mode
Range
Digital zoom
Shutter speed
b: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 3 Mbps
a: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 2 Mbps
c: 320 × 240 pixels, 30 fps 640 kbps
d: 320 × 240 pixels, 15 fps 384 kbps
e: 176 × 144 pixels, 15 fps 256 kbps
* The 30 fps frame rate of this camera is 29.97 fps,
and the 15 fps frame rate is 14.985 fps.
Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
Optical 5.8x
f=5.8 mm to 33.8 mm
zoom lens
(35 mm film camera conversion
f=38 mm to 220 mm)
Autofocus, 8 groups, 11 elements
(including two with three aspheric
surfaces)
Galvanometer iris
Internal ND filter
Open F=3.5 (Wide) to 3.7 (Tele)
Smallest F=8.0 (Wide) to 8.4 (Tele)
Programmable AE
Exposure correction available from the Shooting
Setting Screen (0±1.8EV in 0.3EV steps)
Multi-section measuring, center-weighted
measuring, spot measuring
Total mode:
10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity (Wide end)
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (Tele end)
Standard mode:
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity
Super macro mode:
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 60 cm (23.62 in.) (Wide end only)
For shooting:
1x to approx. 10x
For playback:
1x to 51x (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 Q)
(During flash: 1/30 to 1/2,000 sec.)
Video clip shooting mode: 1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Sensitivity
Image stabilizer
LCD monitor
Flash working
range
Flash modes
Focus
Self-timer
Time/date
Ambient
environment
Power supply
Power consumption
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Still image shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO50 to 200)/equivalent to
ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, and ISO400 (switchable
from Shooting Setting Screen)
(Maximum ISO sensitivity up to 1,600 variation:
when scene select function is set to lamp Q)
Video clip shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO200 to 800)/equivalent to
ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, and ISO1600 (switchable
from Shooting Setting Screen)
Electronic
1.8-inch amorphous silicon TFT color liquid crystal
display, transparent
Approx. 85,000 pixels
(Frame coverage: Approx. 100%)
GN = 4
Approx. 10 cm (3.94 in.) to 1.6 m (5.25 ft.) (Wide)
Approx. 80 cm (31.50 in.) to 1.5 m (4.92 ft.) (Tele)
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off
TTL-type AF (5-spot metering AF: Still image
shooting mode; Continuous AF: Video clip shooting
mode), manual focus
Approx. 2-second delay, 10-second delay
Recorded with image data
Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
Humidity
30 to 90% (operating, no
condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no
condensation)
Battery pack
Li-ion battery pack (DB-L20) × 1
(supplied)
AC adaptor
VAR-G8
(supplied)
3.1W (When using the Li-ion battery
during recording)
Dimensions (excluding protrusions)
Weight
69 (W) × 108 (H) × 34 (D) mm
2.72 (W) × 4.25 (H) × 1.34 (D) in.
(Maximum dimensions)
Volume: Approx. 152 cc
Approx. 152 g (5.4 oz.) (Only the
camera [without battery pack and
card])
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera connectors
USB/AV
(communication/
sound and image
output) terminal
DC IN (external DC
power input)
terminal
Regrouped jack
Audio
265 mVrms (–9 dBs), 12 kΩ or less,
output
stereo
Video
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync
output
negative, composite video
NTSC color TV system/PAL TV system
(switchable from the Option Screen)
USB
USB 2.0 High-speed
DC 5 V (for exclusive use with the supplied AC
adaptor [VAR-G8])
Battery life
Shooting
Still image
shooting mode
Video clip
recording mode
Playback
160 images:
CIPA standard (when a Toshiba
128MB SD Memory Card is used)
65 minutes:
Recorded in TV-SHQ mode
(640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps)
200 minutes:
LCD monitor on, continuous
playback
i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a
25°C (77°F) ambient temperature.
i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery
pack and the conditions of use. Especially when used at temperatures
below 10°C (50°F), the battery pack operation time is drastically reduced.
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Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/
Possible Recording Time
The table shows the possible number of captured images and the
possible recording time for a commercially available SD Memory Card
(128MB, 512MB, 1GB).
Shooting/
recording
mode
Still image
mode
Video clip
mode
Sound
recording
mode
Resolution
setting
J
M
L
G
N
[
b
a
c
d
e
—
SD Memory Card
128 MB
512 MB
1 GB
47 images
191 images
377 images
64 images
259 images
512 images
96 images
388 images
765 images
191 images
766 images 1,510 images
191 images
766 images 1,510 images
979 images 3,920 images 7,740 images
5 min. 13 sec. 20 min. 59 sec. 41 min. 23 sec.
7 min. 36 sec. 30 min. 34 sec.
1 hr.
20 min. 3 sec.
1 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 38 min.
28 min. 57 sec.
1 hr. 56 min.
3 hr. 49 min.
37 min. 14 sec.
2 hr. 29 min.
4 hr. 54 min.
2 hr. 7 min.
8 hr. 32 min.
16 hr. 49 min.
i The maximum continuous shooting time at the c setting is 5 hours
30 minutes. The maximum continuous shooting time at the d and e
settings is 7 hours.
i Up to 13 hours of continuous audio recording is possible.
i 1GB: when an SD Memory Card by Sandisk is used.
i Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually
be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc.
i The continuous shooting time for each video clip will differ depending, for
example, on the card capacity, environmental conditions (temperature and
shooting conditions, etc.).
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SPECIFICATIONS
Concerning the multi-indicator
The camera’s multi-indicator will light, flash, or be off, depending on the
different camera operations.
Multi-indicator
Multi-indicator
Color
Camera status
status
Connected to
Lit
computer or
printer (USB)
Green
Power save
Flashing
mode active
Lit
Charging
Battery charge
error
Slow (overcharged or
defective
battery)
Red
Flashing
During selfFast timer
photography
Very
Accessing data
fast
Connected to
Orange
Lit
TV/VIDEO (AV)
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Supplied AC adaptor
Part number
Power source
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight (without power cord)
VPC-C40,
C40GX
Power cord
rated value VPCC40EX,
C40E
VAR-G8
AC 100 to 240 V, 50 to 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)
10 to 90% (no condensation)
49.5 (W) × 25.5 (H) × 68.3 (D) mm
1.95" (W) × 1.00" (H) × 2.69" (D)
Approx. 169 g (5.96 oz.)
AC 125 V, 7 A
AC 250 V, 2.5 A
i When using the supplied AC adaptor abroad, the power cord may need to
be replaced in accordance with local requirements. Please contact your
local dealer for details.
Supplied Li-ion battery pack
Model number
Voltage
Rated output
Ambient
Temperature
environment
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
DB-L20
3.7 V
720 mAh
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (during use,
recharged)
–10 to 30°C (14 to 86°F) (storage)
10 to 90% (no condensation)
39.4 (W) × 6.0 (H) × 35.5 (D) mm
1.55 (W) × 0.24 (H) × 1.40 (D) in.
Approx. 19 g (0.7 oz.)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Others
Apple, Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Software Red Eye by FotoNationTM 2003-2005 is a trademark of FotoNation®
Inc.
Red Eye software© 2003-2005 FotoNation In Camera Red Eye - covered by
U.S. Patent No. 6,407,777. Other patents Pending.
All other company and product names are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
CAUTION
i It is forbidden to copy this manual, whole or in part, without prior written
permission.
i All images and illustrations given in this manual are for explanation
purposes and may differ slightly from that of the actual product. Also,
actual specifications are subject to change without prior notice and
therefore may differ from the contents of this manual.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any problems resulting
from the use of this camera.
i Sanyo Electric declines all responsibility for damages due to improper use
of the camera, failure to adhere to the instructions given in this manual, or
repairs or changes done by those other than a technician authorized by the
manufacturer.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any damage caused by
optional devices or consumable items used with the camera other than
those supplied with the camera or those specified by Sanyo Electric.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of
revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the
repairing of a malfunction, of the camera.
i The images captured with this camera will differ in quality from pictures
taken with a standard film camera.
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HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
Taking great pictures in difficult surroundings is easier than you might think.
By keeping a few points in mind and choosing the correct settings, you can
create photos that you’ll be proud to display and share.
If images are blurred even when the autofocus is
used
Your camera employs an autofocus function. When you snap a picture using
the autofocus, the camera automatically adjusts the settings so that the
image will be in focus. If you are getting blurred images even when using the
autofocus, one or more of the following might be the reason.
k How the autofocus works
The autofocus is activated when the still images shooting button is gently
pressed halfway. Press the still images shooting button slightly, and the target
mark will appear on the LCD monitor to indicate that the autofocus has been
activated. Next, continue to gently press the still images shooting button all
the way to snap the picture. This two-step method is the way to ensure that
your photos are perfectly focused.
k Reasons for unfocused images
1 The still images shooting button was pressed all the way in one step.
2 After the image was focused, the subject moved.
h Even if camera focuses the subject once, if the distance between the
camera and the subject is changed, the subject may become out of
focus.
3 The focus setting is not set for the correct distance.
h If you shoot a close-up subject with the camera set to the normal focus
mode, or if you shoot a subject at normal distance with the camera set
to the super macro (close-up) mode, the image will not be in focus.
k Preventing blurred images
1 Confirm that the camera is set to the correct focus mode for your subject.
2 Hold the camera correctly, and press the still images shooting button
halfway.
3 Wait for the target mark to appear in the LCD monitor, and holding the
camera steady, gently continue to press the still images shooting button
all the way down.
Following these steps for a gentle but firm pressing of the still images
shooting button will ensure that you get beautifully focused photos.
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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 still images shooting button is gently pressed halfway, the camera’s
autofocus works by determining the distance between the camera and the
subject. Once the subject is in focus, if it then moves before the picture is
snapped, the image may be out of focus. This often happens when you once
lock the focus on a subject and then wait for the right moment to snap the
picture. And, conversely, a blurred image may result if you press the still
images shooting button all the way in one step in an attempt to quickly
capture an action scene, thus failing to activate the autofocus in time.
k Preventing blurred images (How to use the manual focus [page 63])
In addition to the autofocus, a manual focus mode is also incorporated in your
camera. In the autofocus mode, the distance between the camera and the
subject is automatically determined when you press the still images shooting
button halfway. In contrast to this, with the manual focus mode, you manually
set the focus by specifying the correct distance between the camera and the
subject before taking the picture.
k How to photograph a moving subject
1 Set the camera’s focus mode to the manual focus. Set the focus distance
to the correct distance between the camera and the subject.
2 When the subject is at the set focus distance, gently press the still images
shooting button all the way down.
<Advantage of using the manual focus>
i Images can be quickly captured without waiting for the autofocus to
activate.
i Because you are presetting the focus distance, the focus can be more
accurate.
<Using the manual focus effectively>
i When photographing a moving subject, press the still images shooting
button just before the subject reaches the focus distance, and the shutter
will be released when the subject is at the correct distance.
i Use manual focus to avoid incorrectly focused images when there is an
object between the camera and the subject you wish to focus on.
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Shooting portraits (portrait mode >)
Points:
i Choose a background that doesn’t detract from your subject.
i Move in close to your subject.
i Pay attention to lighting and how it affects your subject.
NOTE
i If the background is distracting, it will not show your subject to his best
advantage. Move in closer to your subject or zoom in so that the
background does not compete with the subject.
i In portrait photography your subject is clearly the central figure, so try
techniques that allow the subject to stand out.
i If light is coming from behind your subject (backlit), his face will appear
dark. You can get a better picture by using the flash, for example, or
changing the exposure setting.
Photographing moving subjects (sports mode a)
Points:
i Match the camera’s movement with that of the subject.
i Set the zoom to the Wide end (wide-angle).
i Don’t be too hesitant to press the still images shooting button, or you’ll
miss the action.
NOTE
i Tips to not missing those great action shots: Make sure you’re holding the
camera correctly. Keep the subject in the lens at all times, moving the
camera with him while waiting for the right shot. Move your whole body–not
just your arms–with the camera while shooting.
i Blurred images are more likely when the zoom is set to the Tele end than
the Wide end. Set the zoom as close as possible to the Wide end.
i Learn to press the still images shooting button quickly yet smoothly the
instant your photo chance occurs.
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HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
Night photography (night view mode /)
Points:
i Avoid camera shake.
i Increase the ISO sensitivity.
NOTE
i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so
there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be
blurry. Use a tripod whenever possible, or if a tripod is not available, you
can lean against a wall or pillar to help stabilize the camera.
i You can photograph your subject with the night scene in the background by
using the flash. Be careful not to shoot too close to the subject, however, or
your subject’s face will appear too bright.
i After the flash operates, keep the camera and the subjects motionless for
about 2 seconds.
Photographing scenery (landscape mode +)
Points:
i Shoot using a high resolution.
i For zoom photography, use the optical zoom.
i Pay attention to picture composition.
NOTE
i When shooting with a wide-angle setting, or if you intend to enlarge the
photo, the higher the resolution, the better.
i To zoom in on distant scenery, it’s better to use the optical zoom. Using the
digital zoom produces a coarser image. Hold the camera securely, keeping
your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable.
Using a tripod or other means of stabilizing the camera will increase the
likelihood of getting a clear photo.
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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