Instruction manual | Fisher VPC-CG6 Camcorder User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Movie Camera
VPC-CG6EX
VPC-CG6
VPC-CG6GX
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-CG6EX, VPC-CG6 and
VPC-CG6GX.
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-CG6
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 159)
and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 166).
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Install the battery pack and card
1
Insert the battery pack.
1 Open the battery/card
compartment cover
3 Insert the battery pack
Battery pack slot
2Press the latch
2
Insert the card.
1 Insert the card
Card slot
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2 Close the battery/card
compartment cover
Shooting
kVideo clip recording
1
2
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second.
h The camera turns on.
[
Press the [
] button.
h Recording begins.
h To stop recording, press
the [
] button again.
[
kStill image
photography
1
2
] button
ON/OFF button
Monitor unit
Open the monitor unit, and
press the ON/OFF button
for at least 1 second.
h The camera turns on.
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] button
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Press the [
] button.
h A still image is captured.
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Playback
kVideo clip playback
1
Press the REC/PLAY button.
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
REC/PLAY button
SET button
Press the SET button.
h Playback of the selected
video clip begins.
kStill image playback
1
Press the REC/PLAY button.
h The display switches to the
Playback Screen.
h To view other images,
toggle the SET button to the
left or right.
<To return to the Shooting
Screen>
h Press the REC/PLAY
button.
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<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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Burn your recorded video clips onto a DVD
(Windows XP)
Using the supplied CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack), you can import the
captured images to your computer and store them on a DVD. Detailed
information about the SANYO Software Pack can be found on page 4 in
the SANYO Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
Install application programs
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2
Set the supplied CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack) in your
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
h The installation window opens.
Click on the application program you wish to install.
h Install the application program with which you can import images to a
computer (Photo Explorer).
h Install the application program with which you can create DVDs
(MovieFactory).
h After clicking on an application program, follow the instructions shown
on the monitor to install the program.
h When the installation is complete, the product registration window will
appear, but click on the Exit button to close the window.
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In the installation window, click on [Finish] and remove the CD-ROM
from the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
<About the Kodak online service>
h When the installation window closes, a dialog box to connect to the
website introducing Kodak’s online service appears. Check the [No
thanks !] option button, and then click on the [OK] button.
Connect your camera to a computer
Use the supplied dedicated USB interface cable to connect your camera to a
computer (page 8 in the SANYO Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL).
To USB terminal on
the camera
Supplied dedicated
USB interface cable
USB CONNECTION
CARD READER
MOBILE VIEWER
PictBridge
To USB connector
on the computer
PC CAMERA
CANCEL
OK
Copy a video clip to your computer
Run Photo Explorer, set the location of the camera’s data as the copy source,
and copy the video clip(s) to your computer (page 15 in the SANYO Software
Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL).
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Burn video clips onto a DVD
1
Click on your desktop’s [Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Launcher] icon
to run MovieFactory.
h The MovieFactory launcher appears.
h If the product registration screen appears, select [Register Later].
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Click on [New Project].
h The [Create Video Disc] window opens.
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4
Set the [DVD] option to ON, and click on the [OK] button.
h The [Select source and import] window opens.
Click on the [Add video files] icon.
[Add video files] icon
h The [Open Video File] dialog box opens.
h Open the folder that contains the video files
(My Documents\SANYO_PEX\datefolder).
5
Select the video clip files to burn onto the DVD.
h Select the files you wish to burn onto the DVD by clicking on them.
h To select multiple files, click on the individual files while holding down
the [Ctrl] button. If you select one file, hold down the [Shift] button and
click on another file in the list, all the files in between are also
selected.
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Click on the [Open] button.
<When one video clip is selected>
h The [Open Video File] dialog box closes.
<When multiple video clips are selected>
h The [Rearrange clip order] dialog box opens.
h You can drag the clip file names to change the video clip playback
order.
h Click on the [OK] button, and the [Rearrange clip order] dialog box
closes.
h The file selected in step 5 appears in the [Add/Edit Media] window.
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Click on the [Next] button.
h The window to edit the title page of your DVD appears.
Set your desired title page, and click on the [Next] button.
h The window to confirm the title page appears.
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Click on the [Next] button.
h The window to export the video files to the DVD appears.
10 Set the [Recording format] to [DVD-Video].
11 Set a blank DVD in your computer’s disc
burner, and click on the [Burn] icon.
h A confirmation dialog box appears.
12 Click on the [OK] button.
h Disc writing begins.
h After burning the disc, a dialog box shows that burning is complete.
13 Click on the [OK] button.
h The DVD drive tray opens for you to remove the disc.
<About saving projects>
h After burning a disc, a save project dialog box appears. If you wish to
use the settings for the current project in subsequent projects, you
should save them. If you will not use the settings in subsequent
projects, it is not necessary to save them.
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14 Click on the [OK] button.
h You are returned to the MovieFactory launcher.
15 Click on the exit MovieFactory button [×].
h The DVD is completed.
h MovieFactory is exited.
How was that? The convenient accessories not only let you immediately view
images captured with the camera, but you can also upload images to your
computer and create your original DVDs. Read the following explanations to
find out how you can fully enjoy your camera’s digital movie feature.
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS ........................................................................................... 1
QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ........................................................ 5
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ...................................... 9
How to use the accessories .......................................................... 11
Media cards that can be used with this camera ............................ 14
SPECIAL FEATURES .......................................................................... 15
Movable monitor for any shooting angle ....................................... 15
Capture still shots while recording a video clip ............................. 16
Easy to shoot vertically oriented photos ....................................... 16
Lots of accessories for optimal use of your captured images ....... 17
SYSTEM MAP ..................................................................................... 18
„ SETUP
PARTS NAMES ................................................................................... 19
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK ..................................................... 21
Recharging the battery pack ......................................................... 22
INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD ................................ 23
Install the battery pack .................................................................. 23
Install the card .............................................................................. 25
TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ............................................. 26
Turning on the camera .................................................................. 26
Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) function is
active ........................................................................................ 26
Turning off the camera .................................................................. 27
OPERATION BUTTONS ...................................................................... 28
DATE AND TIME SETTING ................................................................. 30
SCREEN DISPLAY .............................................................................. 33
„ BASIC OPERATION
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES ............................................................. 35
For best results ............................................................................. 35
Using the autofocus ...................................................................... 36
Switching between the shooting mode and playback mode ......... 38
Switching the display mode .......................................................... 39
Hints for taking pictures ................................................................ 40
VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK ..................................... 41
Recording video clips .................................................................... 41
Playing back a video clip .............................................................. 42
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES ...........................45
Shooting still images .....................................................................45
Viewing still images .......................................................................47
9-image display playback ..............................................................48
Art mode playback .........................................................................49
Magnifying (zooming in) the image ...............................................51
SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP ..........52
AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK ...............................................53
Audio recording .............................................................................53
Audio data playback ......................................................................55
USING THE ZOOM ..............................................................................57
EXPOSURE CORRECTION .................................................................58
„ SHOOTING
DISPLAYING THE RECORDING MENU .............................................59
Switching the page ........................................................................60
Overview of the RECORDING MENU ...........................................61
IMAGE QUALITY ..................................................................................65
Video clip image quality setting .....................................................65
Still image resolution setting ..........................................................66
SCENE SELECT ..................................................................................67
FILTERS ...............................................................................................69
SETTING THE FLASH MODE ..............................................................70
SELF-TIMER ........................................................................................72
MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) .............................74
FOCUS RANGE ...................................................................................76
How to use the manual focus ........................................................77
FOCUS AREA SETTING ......................................................................78
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ................................................79
ISO SENSITIVITY .................................................................................80
WHITE BALANCE ................................................................................81
„ PLAYBACK
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK MENU ................................................83
Switching the page ........................................................................84
Overview of the PLAYBACK MENU ..............................................85
PLAYBACK MODE ...............................................................................87
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK ....................................................................89
PLAYBACK VOLUME ...........................................................................91
IMAGE PROTECT ................................................................................92
DELETING DATA .................................................................................94
COPY DATA .........................................................................................96
ROTATE IMAGE ...................................................................................98
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) ....................................................99
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CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE AND RED-EYE EFFECT ............. 100
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS ..................................................................... 102
Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip ..................... 102
Procedure to join video clips ....................................................... 103
Procedure to extract a still image ............................................... 104
Video clip cutting (extracting) ...................................................... 105
Joining two video clips ................................................................ 108
Extracting a still image from a video clip ..................................... 111
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................. 112
Display the Printing Instructions Screen ..................................... 112
Specifying date imprinting and print quantities ........................... 114
Index print ................................................................................... 116
Clearing all the printing instructions ............................................ 117
SMOOTH PLAYBACK ....................................................................... 118
DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) .... 119
„ OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION MENU ................................................... 120
Overview of the OPTION MENU ................................................ 121
SELECT THE STARTUP DISPLAY ................................................... 123
OPERATION SOUNDS ..................................................................... 124
POST-VIEW SETTING ...................................................................... 126
WIND NOISE REDUCTION ............................................................... 127
NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ...................................................... 128
ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY ........................................................ 129
FLICKER-REDUCTION ..................................................................... 130
DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING ................................................................. 131
ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS ................................................ 132
MONITOR BRIGHTNESS .................................................................. 134
SCREEN LANGUAGE ....................................................................... 135
TV SYSTEM SETTING ...................................................................... 136
POWER SAVE FUNCTION ............................................................... 137
FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION ............................................................ 139
INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY .... 142
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ........................................... 144
CHECKING THE REMAINING INTERNAL AND CARD MEMORY ... 145
Checking the remaining number of images and
video recording time ............................................................... 145
For audio data ............................................................................. 145
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE .............. 146
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„ OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................148
CONNECTING HEADPHONES .........................................................149
DIRECT PRINTING ............................................................................150
Print preparations ........................................................................150
To select one image and print it (one image) ..............................152
To print all the images (all images) .............................................154
Thumbnail prints (index) ..............................................................155
To print images according to the printing instructions
(print requested images) .........................................................156
To change the printer settings and print images
(change printer settings) .........................................................157
„ APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................159
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................166
Camera ........................................................................................166
Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters ..................174
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................176
Camera ........................................................................................176
Camera connectors .....................................................................179
Battery life ...................................................................................179
Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/
Possible Recording Time ........................................................180
Concerning the multi-indicator .....................................................181
Supplied battery pack charger .....................................................182
Supplied Li-ion battery pack ........................................................182
Others ..........................................................................................183
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES .......................................................184
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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION
Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From
creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various
techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the
following table.
Shooting/recording
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Getting started
shooting/recording
Log the date and time
of your photos
For more accurate
focus
Additional functions
• “Recording video clips”
on page 41
• “Shooting still images” on
page 45
• “SHOOT A STILL IMAGE
WHILE RECORDING A
VIDEO CLIP” on page 52
• “AUDIO RECORDING
AND PLAYBACK” on
page 53
• “DATE AND TIME
SETTING” on page 30
• “SCREEN DISPLAY” on
page 33
• “How to use the manual
focus” on page 77
Zoom in on the
subject
• “FOCUS AREA
SETTING” on page 78
Set the focus to a
narrow range
• “USING THE ZOOM” on
page 57
Take vertical (portrait)
format photos
• “Still image resolution
setting” on page 66
Close-up
photography
• “FOCUS RANGE” (super
macro mode) on page 76
Optimize the photo
quality
Reduce video clip flicker
• “Video clip image quality
setting” on page 65
• “Still image resolution
setting” on page 66
Set the camera’s color/contrast
characteristics
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• “FLICKER-REDUCTION” on page 130
• “ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY” on page 129
Shooting/recording
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Capture fast-moving subjects
• “SCENE SELECT” (sports mode) on page 67
Shoot in bright conditions
• “EXPOSURE CORRECTION” on page 58
• “SETTING THE FLASH MODE” on page 70
• “SCENE SELECT” (night view portrait mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on page 67
Increase the camera’s sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on page 80
Photographing people
• “SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view portrait mode) on page 67
• “FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 69
Photographing landscapes
• “SCENE SELECT” (landscape mode) on page 67
Take a self-photo
• “SELF-TIMER” on page 72
Make images lighter
or darker
• “EXPOSURE
CORRECTION” on
page 58
Measure the
brightness of a
specific area
• “LIGHT-MEASURING
MODE SETTING” on
page 79
Adjust the camera’s
sensitivity
• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on
page 80
Change the color of
the images
Make white appear
natural
• “FILTERS” (monochrome
filter/sepia filter) on
page 69
• “WHITE BALANCE” on
page 81
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Playback
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Getting started
viewing images
Adjust the speaker
volume
Smooth out video clip
playback
• “Playing back a video
clip” on page 42
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME”
on page 91
• “CONNECTING
HEADPHONES” on
page 149
• “SMOOTH PLAYBACK”
on page 118
• “Viewing still images” on
page 47
Search for image/
audio data
Change the angle of
view
• “9-image display
playback” on page 48
• “ROTATE IMAGE” on
page 98
Magnify an image
A unique playback
format
• “Magnifying (zooming in)
the image” on page 51
• “Audio data playback” on
page 55
• “Art mode playback” on
page 49
Adjust the speaker volume
• “PLAYBACK VOLUME” on page 91
• “CONNECTING HEADPHONES” on page 149
Continuous playback
• “PLAYBACK MODE” on page 87
• “SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK” on page 89
Adjust the monitor brightness
• “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 134
Playback on a TV
Set the TV system
• “CONNECTING TO A TV” on page 148
• “TV SYSTEM SETTING”
on page 136
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Data managing/processing
Basic operation
Convenient functions
Additional functions
Search for image/audio data
• “9-image display playback” on page 48
• “Art mode playback” on page 49
Copy files from the internal memory to the card, or vice versa
• “COPY DATA” on page 96
Delete data
Protect images from accidental erasure
• “DELETING DATA” on
page 94
• “IMAGE PROTECT” on page 92
Format a card
• “INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL
MEMORY” on page 142
Edit still images
• “Correct blurred images” on page 100
• “RED-EYE CORRECTION” on page 100
Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips
• “EDITING VIDEO CLIPS” on page 102
Specify the number of prints, index prints, and date imprinting
• “PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 112
View the settings that were in effect when the image/audio data was
recorded
• “DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)” on page 119
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED
ACCESSORIES
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i Neckstrap and soft case
(pages 11 and 13): 1 set
i SANYO Software Pack
(CD-ROM) (page 4 in the
SANYO Software Pack
INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 2
i Li-ion battery pack (pages 21
and 23): 1
i Lithium-ion battery pack
charger and power cord
(page 21): 1
i Dedicated USB interface cable
(page 150, pages 8 and 20 in
the SANYO Software Pack
INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 1
i Dedicated AV interface cable
(page 148): 1
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i Lens cap and strap: 1
i QUICK GUIDE
i “SAFETY MANUAL”
(safety precautions booklet)
Please read this booklet
carefully before using the
camera.
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
How to use the accessories
k Neckstrap
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k Lens cap
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
k Soft case
2
1
2
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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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SPECIAL FEATURES
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.
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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Capture still shots while recording a video clip
(page 52)
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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Easy to shoot vertically oriented photos
(page 66)
A grip-type camera is compact and very easy to hold securely, but
trying to take vertically oriented photos by changing the camera angle
is a problem. However, your camera features a vertical shooting mode
that allows you to take vertical (portrait) mode still images without
having to change the camera angle.
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Lots of accessories for optimal use of your
captured images (page 18)
Use the accessory cables to view images on a TV or computer. Or
connect the camera directly to a printer to make prints of your photos.
And with the software in the supplied CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack),
you can create your original DVDs and CDs.
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SYSTEM MAP
You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities.
Internet
Computer
Dedicated USB
interface cable
Printer
Dedicated AV
interface cable
TV
Commercially available
SD Memory Card
i Card reader
i DPOF-compatible
printer
i Photo shop
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SETUP
PARTS NAMES
Front
Flash
Lens
Speaker
AV terminal cover
Stereo microphone
Monitor unit
To open
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Rear
[
] button
Multi-indicator
[
] button
Monitor
Zoom switch
REC/PLAY button
SET button
ON/OFF button
Battery/card
compartment cover
MENU button
Bottom
USB terminal
Tripod stand hole
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CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
Please charge the supplied battery pack before using it.
1
2
3
4
Insert the battery pack in the
battery charger.
h Insert it in the direction
indicated by the [o] mark
on the battery pack.
Connect the supplied power
cord to the socket on the
battery pack charger.
h Insert the connector straight
and securely.
Plug the power plug into a
power outlet (AC 100 V to
240 V).
h Recharging begins.
h During recharge, the
CHARGE indicator is lit red.
h The recharge time is
approx. 90 minutes.
CHARGE indicator
[o] mark
Battery pack
Socket
To power outlet
Power cord
CHARGE indicator
When the CHARGE indicator
turns off, unplug the power
cord from the power outlet,
and remove the battery pack
from the charger.
HINT
Recharging when connected to the USB terminal (page 9 in the SANYO
Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL)
i The battery can be recharged while the camera is connected to a computer.
i Note, however, that the time it takes to recharge will differ depending on the camera’s
operating condition.
i Connect the dedicated USB interface cable to the USB connector on your computer . Do
not connect it to the USB connector on the monitor or the keyboard, or to the USB hub.
i When the surrounding temperature is high, depending on the camera’s operating
condition and the battery pack temperature, in some cases the multi-indicator may
slowly flash red and the battery pack cannot be charged.
i If the camera is not going to be used for an extended period of time, please disconnect
the dedicated USB interface cable from the camera.
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Recharging the battery pack
Be sure to fully charge the supplied or separately sold battery pack
before using it in your camera. For charging the battery pack, use the
supplied charger.
Charge the battery pack if it is being used for the first time, and
recharge it whenever the remaining charge is low (see “CHECKING THE
REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE” on page 146).
If there is interference to your TV or radio during recharging...
i Move the battery pack and charger further away from the TV or radio.
Ambient temperature during recharging
i During recharging, the charger and battery pack will be warm. This is
normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
i It is recommended that the ambient temperature during recharging be
between about 0°C and 40°C (32°F and 104°F). Due to the characteristics
of the battery pack, at temperatures below 0°C (32°F), it may not be
possible to sufficiently recharge it.
i When the battery pack temperature is high, it may take longer to recharge
it.
Recharge a battery pack in the following cases
i A battery pack which has not been used for a long time
i Newly purchased battery pack
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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK
AND CARD
Make sure that the battery pack and the card orientation are correct.
Install the battery pack
1
Open the battery/card compartment cover.
h While gently pressing the cover, slide it open.
1 Press and slide
2 Open
Battery/card compartment
cover
2
Insert the battery pack.
h Press the latch, insert the battery
pack, and firmly push it all the way
in.
2 Insert
Battery pack slot
1 Press the latch
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<To remove the battery pack...>
h Press the latch securing the
battery pack, and remove the
battery pack.
1 Open
3 Pull out
2 Press the latch
3
Close the battery/card compartment cover.
h Lower the cover, and slide it closed.
h At the time of purchase the battery pack is not charged. Be sure to
fully charge the battery pack (page 21).
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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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD
Install the card
The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (page 142).
1
2
Open the battery/card
compartment cover.
1 Open
2 Insert
Insert the card.
h Firmly insert the card until it clicks
into place.
Card slot
3
Close the battery/card
compartment cover.
<When removing the card...>
h To remove the card, press it
down, and then release. The card
will protrude slightly, and you can
then pull it out.
1 Open
2 Push
3 Pull out
CAUTION
Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card.
i Never remove the card when the multi-indicator is flashing red. In doing so,
you risk losing the data stored in the card.
HINT
Shooting without a card installed
i When a card is installed, images are recorded to and played back from the
card. When no card is installed, images are recorded to and played back
from the camera’s internal memory. When the camera is turned on with no
card installed, the internal memory icon
is shown on the monitor to let
you know that the images you capture will be saved to the camera’s
internal memory.
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Turning on the camera
1
Open the monitor unit, and press the
ON/OFF button for at least 1 second.
h If you press the REC/PLAY button for
at least 1 second, the camera turns
on in the playback mode.
h If you press the ON/OFF button once,
the camera will switch to the power
save mode.
Monitor unit
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 Press the ON/OFF button.
h Press the [
]/[
] button.
h Open the monitor unit.
h Press the SET button.
i The camera will switch to the standby mode after the power save function
has been active for about 1 hour, or when you close the monitor unit.
i The power save mode will not be activated while you are recording.
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is
activated (page 137).
i When the camera is connected to a computer or printer 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 at least 1 second.
h The camera turns off.
h To turn off the camera while it is in the shooting mode or power save
mode, close the monitor unit or press the ON/OFF button for at least
1 second.
HINT
To immediately activate the power save
function
i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to
active the power save function.
If the date and time setting has been
completed (page 30)...
i The current time is shown on the monitor
when the camera is turned on.
CAUTION
If the K icon appears...
i When a picture is taken, the date and
time it was captured are recorded with it.
If the date and time settings have not
been completed (page 30), the date and
time cannot be recorded with the
captured images. For this reason,
immediately after the camera is turned
on, the “Set date and time” reminder
briefly appears, after which the K icon
is shown on the Shooting Screen. To
have the date and time recorded with the
images, please complete this setting
before capturing images.
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Set date and time
OPERATION BUTTONS
The procedures to change the camera settings, choose images, etc., are
performed by using the SET button to control the monitor display. This
operation is used very frequently, so it is best to become familiar with it right
away.
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26).
MENU button
SET button
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.
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
RECORDING MENU
PHOTO RESOLUTION
2816×2112 (6M-S)
To select the icon below,
toggle the SET button down.
RECORDING MENU
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.
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps HQ
To select the icon to the left,
toggle the SET button to the left.
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps HQ
<Actuate the selected icon>
Press the SET button. The selected
icon moves to the left end of the
lineup.
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps HQ
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is
taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before
capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set.
Example: To set the clock to 7:30 p.m. on December 24, 2006
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26), and press the MENU button.
h The RECORDING MENU or PLAYBACK MENU appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left two
times to display the OPTION MENU.
h The OPTION MENU is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
OPTION MENU
1/3
CLOCK SET
INFO DISPLAY
STARTUP DISPLAY
OPERATION BEEP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
<OPTION MENU>
3
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 MENU,
press the MENU button.
CLOCK SET
DATE
2006/10/01
TIME
00:00
DISP
Y/M/D
OK
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
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5
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Set the date.
1 Select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Screen appears.
3 Set the date to “2006/12/24”.
h The date is set in the following
order: Set the year → Set the
month → Set the day.
h Toggle the SET button left or
right to select year, month or
day. Toggle the SET button up
or down to increase or decrease
the number.
4 Press the SET button.
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.
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CLOCK SET
DATE
2006/12/24
OK
CLOCK SET
TIME
19:30
OK
6
Set the order in which the date is
displayed during playback.
1 Select “DISP”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Format Screen
appears.
3 Toggle the SET button up or down.
h Toggle the SET button up to
change the displayed date order
as follows:
CLOCK SET
DISP
Y/M/D
OK
Y/M/D→M/D/Y→D/M/Y
Toggle the SET button down to change it in the reverse order.
4 Press the SET button.
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Press the MENU button.
h The date and time setting is completed, and you are returned to the
OPTION MENU.
h To return to the Shooting Screen or Playback Screen, press the
MENU button.
HINT
About the clock backup
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 through 3).
To change the date and time settings
i After steps 1 through 3, select the item that you want to change, and
change the value.
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SCREEN DISPLAY
Specify how to switch the Shooting Screen display mode (page 39), and
specify the screen display during playback.
1
2
3
33
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the info display icon j, and
press the SET button.
h The Screen Display Screen
appears.
[
/
]:
Specify how to switch the Shooting
Screen display mode.
[=]:
Select the screen display that is
shown during playback.
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to select the settings
appears.
When [
/
] is selected:
[ON/OFF]:
Use SET button to switch the
display mode.
[SHOW ALL]:
The SET button does not switch the
display mode. All the shooting
settings are always shown on the
Shooting Screen.
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INFO DISPLAY
SHOW ALL
/
SHOW ALL
SET OK
INFO DISPLAY
SHOW ALL
/
SET OK
<[
/
] was selected>
When [=] is selected:
[OFF]:
Show only the images.
[DATE & TIME]:
Show the date and time (capture
date).
[COUNTER]:
Show the counter.
[SHOW ALL]:
Show the date/time and the
counter.
4
INFO DISPLAY
SHOW ALL
SET OK
<[=] was selected>
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h The screen display is set, and you are returned to the Screen Display
Screen.
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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
<Holding the camera>
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking the lens
or flash.
Example 1:
Grip the camera by
wrapping the fingers of the
right hand, from the little
finger to the middle finger,
around the camera, and
hook the index finger above
the lens.
Example 2:
Grip the camera by
wrapping the fingers of the
right hand, from the little
finger to the index finger,
around the camera.
Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the
neckstrap.
* For shooting vertically oriented still images, you can set the shooting
orientation to the vertical (portrait) format (page 66).
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Using the autofocus
The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are
certain conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work
properly. If the autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus
range to capture images (page 76).
k Conditions that may cause incorrect focus
The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus
function may not work.
i Subjects with low contrast, very
bright subjects at the center of the
image or dark subjects or locations
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object with contrast at the
same distance as the desired subject.
i Subjects without vertical lines
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus while framing the subject
vertically, then re-orient the camera to
compose a horizontally framed image.
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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
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.
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode can be rotated when
they are played back (page 98).
i When the [
] button is pressed halfway, the image in the monitor may
waver vertically. This is the result of internal image processing and is not a
malfunction. This wavering is not recorded and will not affect your images
in any way.
i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the
image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.
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Switching between the shooting mode and
playback mode
1
2
Press the ON/OFF button to turn
the camera on (page 26).
Press the REC/PLAY button.
h Each time the REC/PLAY button
is pressed, the camera switches
between the shooting mode and
the playback mode.
ON/OFF button
REC/PLAY button
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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
Switching the display mode
In the shooting mode, you can select either the “settings display mode” which
allows you to confirm the shooting settings on the monitor while you shoot, or
the “normal display mode” in which the setting indications are turned off,
providing a full view of the subject.
1
2
3
Press the ON/OFF button to turn
the camera on (page 26).
On the Screen Display Screen
(page 33), set the [
/
]
setting to [ON/OFF].
Set the camera to the shooting
mode (page 38), and press the
SET button.
h Each time the SET button is
pressed, the camera switches
between the settings display
mode and the normal display
mode.
ON/OFF button
SET button
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<Normal display mode>
Hints for taking pictures
Muting the operation sounds
i The operation sounds that are generated, for example, when the [
]
button, MENU button or SET button is pressed, as well as the audio
guidance when you switch the mode, can be muted (page 124).
Where is the image and audio data saved?
i All the image and sound data is recorded in the camera’s internal memory
or on the card installed in the camera.
i When a card is installed in the camera, the data is recorded on the card. If
no card is installed, the data is recorded in the camera’s internal memory.
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.
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VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Recording video clips
1
2
3
Turn on the camera
(page 26).
[
] button
Press the [
] button.
h Recording begins.
h It is not necessary to keep
the [
] button pressed
while shooting.
h When the remaining
recording time available for
the currently recording clip
becomes little, a
countdown of the
remaining recording time
appears on the display.
End the recording.
h Press the [
] button
again to stop recording.
Recording time
REC 00:00:15
10
Available recording time remaining
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Playing back a video clip
4
5
Press the REC/PLAY button.
h The video clip just recorded is
shown on the monitor.
REC/PLAY button
SET button
Press the SET button.
h Playback of the video clip begins.
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h Display the video clip you wish to
delete, and toggle the SET button
up. A screen to confirm the delete
appears. Select “DELETE” and
press the SET button to delete the
video clip.
<To return to the Shooting
Screen>
h Press the REC/PLAY button.
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VIDEO CLIP RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
To do this...
Normal forward playback
Stop playback
Pause
To play back During forward
playback
one image at
a time (single- During reverse
frame step)
playback
During forward
playback
Slow
playback During reverse
playback
Forward
playback
To
accelerate
playback
Reverse
playback
Return to normal playback
speed
Adjusting the volume
Do this
Press the SET button.
During playback, toggle the SET button down.
During playback, press the SET button or
toggle the SET button up.
During accelerated playback, toggle the SET
button up.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the right.
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button
to the left.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the right.
After pausing playback, press and hold the
SET button to the left.
During forward playback, toggle the SET
button to the right.
* The playback speed changes each time the
SET button is toggled to the right, as follows:
Normal playback → 2× → 5× → 10× → 15×
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:
15× ← 10× ← 5×
Toggle the SET button to the right to resume
normal playback speed.
Press the SET button.
Louder: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [T] side.
Softer: During playback, push the zoom
switch toward the [W] side.
When you are finished using the camera...
i Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off.
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HINT
Adjusting the monitor brightness
i While the Shooting Screen is active, you can quickly access the screen for
adjusting the brightness of the monitor by pressing the MENU button for at
least 1 second.
The focus can be locked.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 132), you can
set the autofocus to a fixed focus. When the autofocus is fixed, the p
icon appears on the monitor.
i When the focus range setting (page 76) is changed, the focus lock is
released.
The data for a video clip is very large.
i Therefore, be aware that if the video clip is uploaded to a computer to be
played back, the computer may not be able to play back the video fast
enough, making it appear jerky. (The video will always be displayed
properly on the monitor or a television.)
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
During video clip playback, the sound of a motor is audible...
i During recording, the sound of the optical zoom movement or autofocus
movement was recorded. This is not a malfunction.
If no audio is heard...
i The audio is not played back when the video clip is played back in the
frame-by-frame, fast playback or reverse playback mode.
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK
STILL IMAGES
Shooting still images
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26).
[
] button
Press the [
] button.
1 Press the [
] button
halfway.
h The autofocus operates,
and the image is focused
(focus lock).
2 Continue to gently press
the [
] button all the
way.
h The shutter releases and
the image is captured.
h You can view the captured
image on the monitor by
keeping the [
] button
depressed when you
capture the image (postview [page 126]).
1
AF
2
F3.5
1/40
Target mark
Shutter speed
Aperture
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HINT
What is the camera focusing on?
i If the focus range (page 76) is set to a
setting other than manual -, a target
mark & on the monitor shows the area
the camera is focusing on.
i The camera automatically determines the
correct focus by measuring from 9
different focus points within the shooting
area. If the target mark is at a position
that is different from the point you wish to
focus on, you can refocus, for example,
by changing the shooting angle.
i The large target mark appears when
the camera focuses on a wide area in
the center of the screen.
About the focus indicator
i A green focus indicator appears when
the subject is successfully focused, or a
red focus indicator when the camera
was not able to focus the subject.
The shutter speed and aperture are
displayed
i When the camera focuses and the target
mark appears, at the same time, the
shutter speed and aperture settings are
also displayed. You can use them as a
reference when shooting.
If the camera shake icon > appears...
i During still image shooting, if the
shutter speed is slow and the
possibility that the image may be
blurred due to camera shake becomes
high, the camera shake icon may
appear on the monitor. In this case,
stabilize the camera when shooting, or
set the flash operation mode to
automatic (page 70).
i When shooting with the scene select
function set to the fireworks +
mode, the camera shake icon always
appears, but this is normal.
Focus indicator
Target mark
AF
F3.5
1/40
Shutter speed
Aperture
Camera shake icon
AF
F3.5
1/40
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
Viewing still images
3
4
Press the REC/PLAY button.
h The image just captured is
shown on the monitor.
REC/PLAY button
SET button
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 Display the desired image.
<To delete a still image>
h Display the still image you wish
to delete, and toggle the SET
button up. A screen to confirm
the delete appears. Select
“DELETE” and press the SET
button to delete the still image.
<To return to the Shooting
Screen>
h Press the REC/PLAY button.
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9-image display playback
1
2
3
Press the REC/PLAY button to
display the Playback Screen.
REC/PLAY button
Zoom switch
Push the zoom switch toward
the [W] ([P]) side.
h The 9-image display appears.
Select the image to play back.
h Toggle the SET button up,
down, left or right to move the
orange frame to the desired
image, and press the SET
button to switch to normal (fullscreen) playback of the
selected image.
h If the zoom switch is pushed
toward the [W] ([P]) side
while the 9-image display is
shown, the camera changes to
the art mode playback
(page 49).
SET button
Orange frame
Video clip
Still image
100
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
Audio data
Image number
Folder number
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
Art mode playback
Art mode playback displays all 22 images that immediately follow the
image currently shown on the normal display, or the framed image on
the 9-image display.
[W] (P)
[W] (P)
<Normal playback> <9-image playback
display>
[T] (])/SET button
<Art mode playback>
[T] (])
SET button
* When the number of images is less than 22, the blank frames are filled in
with color.
1
49
In normal playback, display an
image (pages 42 and 47), or on the
9-image playback display, move the
orange frame to select an image
(page 48). This will be the largest
image in the art mode playback
display.
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If switching to the art mode
playback from normal playback,
push the zoom switch toward the
[W] ([P]) side two times. Push it
one time if switching from the
9-image playback display.
h The screen changes to art mode
playback.
<Art mode playback screen
operation>
Toggle the SET button up or down:
Select an image.
Press the SET button:
The selected image is displayed fullscreen.
Press the MENU button:
The selected image is displayed fullscreen, and the PLAYBACK MENU
appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left or
right:
The images before and after are
displayed in random order.
Push the zoom switch toward the [T]
([]]) side:
The screen changes to the 9-image
display.
Orange frame
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CAPTURING AND PLAYING BACK STILL 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.
108%
108%
Press shutter to save
SET 100% MOVE
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image.
i Press the [
] button. The magnified portion is saved as a new still
image.
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SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP
You can capture a still image while recording a video clip.
1
2
3
4
Turn on the camera (page 26).
[
[
] button
] button
Press the [
] button.
h Recording begins.
When you see a scene you’d like
to capture as a still image, press
the [
] button.
h A still image is captured.
End the recording.
h Press the [
] button to stop
recording.
REC 00:00:09
HINT
i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not
operate.
i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the display briefly
pauses, and then returns to the video clip display after the still image is
captured.
i If the still image resolution is set to k or Q, it automatically changes to
x and the image is captured.
i When the remaining video recording time becomes approximately
50 seconds, it will no longer be possible to capture a still image while
recording a video clip. The exact remaining recording time at which this
occurs will differ depending on the subject and on the video clip mode
setting (page 65). If you intend to capture a still image while recording a
video clip, it is suggested that you take note of the remaining video
recording time.
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AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Your camera can make audio recordings and play them back.
Audio recording
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26).
Press the MENU button.
h The menu display appears.
Audio memo icon
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
3
53
From the video clip mode menu,
select the audio memo icon <,
and press the SET button.
h The audio recording mode is
enabled.
h The menu display is canceled if the
MENU button is pressed.
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Remaining recording time
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4
5
Press the [
] button.
h Audio recording begins. During
recording, < appears in the
monitor.
It is not necessary to continue
pressing the [
] button while
recording.
h The maximum time for recording a
continuous audio memo is about
13 hours.
Recording time
REC00:09:45
End the recording.
h Press the [
] button again to stop recording.
HINT
You can capture a still image during an audio recording.
i Note, however, that if the resolution in the still image mode is set to k or
Q, it automatically changes to x and the image is captured.
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AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
Audio data playback
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Press the REC/PLAY button.
h The playback screen for the audio
track that was just recorded
appears.
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Play back the recording.
Start forward playback:
Press the SET button.
Pause:
During playback, press the SET button, or toggle the SET button up.
During fast forward or fast reverse, toggle the SET button up.
Stop playback:
During playback, toggle the SET button down.
Fast forward/fast reverse:
h Fast forward/fast reverse playback is possible at 2× (forward only),
5×, 10× and 15×.
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)
2× → 5× → 10× → 15×
* Toggle the SET button to the left to return to normal speed.
Fast reverse (toggle the SET button to the left)
15× ← 10× ← 5×
* Toggle the SET button to the right to return to normal speed.
Volume adjustment:
Louder: During playback, push the zoom switch toward the [T] side.
Softer: During playback, push the zoom switch toward the [W] side.
<To delete audio data>
h Display the audio data you wish to delete, and toggle the SET button
up. A screen to confirm the delete appears. Select “DELETE” and
press the SET button to delete the audio data.
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<To return to the Audio Recording Screen>
h Press the REC/PLAY button.
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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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 131).
1
2
Point the camera lens at the
subject.
Push the zoom switch toward the
[T] or [W] side to compose the
desired image.
[T]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is moved,
the zoom bar appears on the
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.
Zoom switch
Monitor
Zoom bar
When both optical
and digital zoom
are enabled
Optical zoom
Digital zoom (yellow)
When optical zoom
only is enabled
Pointer
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Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 41.
For shooting still images, see page 45.
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EXPOSURE CORRECTION
By assigning the exposure correction operation shortcut to the SET button
(page 132), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images.
1
2
3
Assign the operation shortcut
to the SET button (page 132).
SET button
Toggle the SET button in the
direction for which the
operation shortcut was
assigned.
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 –1.8 EV to
+1.8 EV.
h The exposure correction bar
is canceled when the MENU
button or the SET button is
pressed.
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Exposure correction bar
HINT
The exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases:
i When the pointer is set to the center position.
i When the camera is set to the playback mode.
i After the power is turned off.
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SHOOTING
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE RECORDING
MENU
The RECORDING MENU is used to adjust your camera’s shooting settings.
The RECORDING MENU is organized into two displays: PAGE 1 and
PAGE 2. You can also access the RECORDING MENU from the camera
settings screen (OPTION MENU [page 120]).
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26).
h Turn the camera on in the shooting
mode.
MENU button
Press the MENU button.
h The RECORDING MENU appears.
h Pressing the MENU button again
will cancel the RECORDING
MENU.
About the HELP display
When the RECORDING MENU icon is
selected, the HELP display appears,
showing the function of the selected icon
and the shooting mode(s) for which it is
effective.
PHOTO RESOLUTION
2816×2112 (6M-S)
<Applicable to the video clip
recording mode>
<Applicable to the still image
shooting mode>
<Applicable to both shooting
modes>
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HELP display
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
Switching the page
Switch to PAGE 1 or PAGE 2, depending on how you wish to use your
camera.
1
2
Display the RECORDING MENU (page 59).
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The RECORDING MENU PAGE
changes.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the display changes as
follows:
PAGE indication
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
PAGE 2 → OPTION MENU → PAGE 1
<RECORDING MENU: PAGE 1>
RECORDING MENU
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
<RECORDING MENU: PAGE 2>
1/3
CLOCK SET
INFO DISPLAY
STARTUP DISPLAY
OPERATION BEEP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
<OPTION MENU>
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DISPLAYING THE RECORDING MENU
Overview of the RECORDING MENU
PAGE 1
7
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
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9
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Video clip menu (page 65)
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
l: 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 66)
x: Shoot at 2816 × 2112
resolution (6 million pixels),
standard compression
k: Shoot at 3680 × 2760
resolution (10 million
pixels)
y: Shoot at 2816 × 2112
resolution (6 million pixels),
low compression
8: Shoot at 2816 × 1584
resolution (approx. 4.46
million pixels)
Q: Shoot at 1536 × 2048
resolution (3 million pixels,
vertical position)
t: Shoot at 1600 × 1200
resolution (2 million pixels)
[: Shoot at 640 × 480
resolution (300,000 pixels)
3 Scene select menu (page 67)
=:
a:
>:
+:
/:
k:
+:
Q:
Full auto mode
Sports mode
Portrait mode
Landscape mode
Night view portrait mode
Snow and beach mode
Fireworks mode
Lamp mode
4 Filter menu (page 69)
&:
%:
W:
,:
No filter
Cosmetic filter selected
Monochrome filter selected
Sepia filter selected
5 Flash menu (page 70)
k: Automatic flash mode
m: Forced flash mode
l: Flash off mode
6 Self-timer menu (page 72)
N: Self-timer off
y: Shooting begins 2 seconds
after the [
] button or
[
] button is pressed.
x: Shooting begins
10 seconds after the [
]
button or [
] button is
pressed.
7 PAGE display (page 60)
8 HELP display (page 59)
9 Remaining battery power
(page 146)
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 RECORDING MENU
PAGE 2
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RECORDING MENU
IMAGE STABILIZER
VIDEO VIEW
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9
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Image stabilizer menu
(page 74)
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 76)
-:
*:
-:
+:
All ranges mode
Normal mode
Manual mode
Super macro (close-up)
mode
3 Focus mode menu (page 78)
B: 9-point range finder focus
C: Spot focus
4 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 79)
n: Multi-section lightmeasuring
W: Center-weighted lightmeasuring
Y: Spot light-measuring
5 ISO sensitivity menu
(page 80)
t: Sets the ISO sensitivity
automatically (equivalent to
ISO 50 to 400 [video clip
recording mode: ISO 450
to 3600]).
*: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 50 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 450).
u: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 100 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 900).
v: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 200 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 1800).
w: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 400 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 3600).
6: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 800 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 3600).
-: Sets the sensitivity to
ISO 1600 equivalent
(video clip recording mode:
ISO 3600).
6 White balance menu (page 81)
>: 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 PAGE display (page 60)
8 HELP display (page 59)
9 Remaining battery power
(page 146)
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
2
Display PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
Select the video clip menu.
b:
a:
l:
d:
e:
<:
3
Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, high bit rate
Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, standard bit rate
Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 30 frames per second
Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 15 frames per second
Record at 176 × 144 pixels, 15 frames per second
Make an audio recording
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 (pages 103 and 108), they must have
been recorded in the same mode.
i Video clips that were recorded 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
Display PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the still image resolution menu.
x: Shoot at 2816 × 2112 resolution (6 million pixels), standard
compression
k: Shoot at 3680 × 2760 resolution (10 million pixels)
y: Shoot at 2816 × 2112 resolution (6 million pixels), low compression
8: Shoot at 2816 × 1584 resolution (approx. 4.46 million pixels)
Q: Shoot at 1536 × 2048 resolution (3 million pixels, vertical position)
t: Shoot at 1600 × 1200 resolution (2 million pixels)
[: Shoot at 640 × 480 resolution (300,000 pixels)
3
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 PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the scene select menu.
=: The camera automatically makes the optimum settings suitable for
the surrounding conditions (full auto).
a: Capture a split-second image of a fast-moving subject (sports
mode).
>: Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by blurring the background
(portrait mode).
+: For beautiful shots of distant scenery (landscape mode).
/: Photograph the subject while keeping the background night
scenery (night view portrait mode).
k: For photographing bright scenes, such as on a ski slope or at the
beach (snow & beach mode).
+: For capturing fireworks at night (fireworks mode).
Q: Photograph in low-light conditions (lamp mode).
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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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Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 41.
For still image shooting, see page 45.
h 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
portrait / setting, stabilize the camera.
i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to scene select
icons other than = is on page 174.
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FILTERS
The filter feature changes image characteristics such as color tones, to apply
unique effects to the photographed image.
1
2
Display PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
Select the filter menu.
&:
%:
W:
,:
3
4
No filter is used (none).
Skin tones are enhanced in close-up shots (cosmetic filter).
Snap black-and-white photos (monochrome filter).
Create a sepia-tone photo (sepia filter).
Select the desired icon from the filter menu, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the filter setting.
Take the picture.
For video clip recording, see page 41.
For still image shooting, see page 45.
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 175.
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SETTING THE FLASH MODE
The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light,
but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera’s
flash has three modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode
and flash off mode). Select the flash mode that is appropriate for the
surrounding conditions. The flash can be enabled only when capturing still
images.
1
Display PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the flash menu.
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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SETTING THE FLASH MODE
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4
Select the desired icon from the flash menu, and press the SET
button.
h The selected flash mode is set.
Take the picture.
h Still image shooting → page 45
CAUTION
Do not touch the flash unit when shooting.
i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the
flash unit when shooting.
HINT
i The flash cannot be used during video clip recording.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 132), you can
change the flash mode from the Shooting Screen.
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SELF-TIMER
1
Display PAGE 1 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the self-timer menu.
N: Turns off the self-timer function.
y: The image is captured about 2 seconds after the [
[
] button is pressed.
x: The image is captured about 10 seconds after the [
[
] button is pressed.
3
4
] button or
] button or
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 41.
For still image shooting, see page 45.
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SELF-TIMER
HINT
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 132), you can
set the self-timer from the Shooting Screen.
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the [
] button or [
] button is pressed again before the shutter is
released, the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the [
]
button or [
] button one more time to restart the self-timer.
i To cancel self-timer photography, select the N icon from the self-timer
menu, and press the SET button.
i The self-timer is automatically reset to off N after the power save mode
is activated and the camera turned off.
When x is selected...
i When the [
] button or [
] button is
pressed, the multi-indicator will blink for
about 10 seconds, and then the image
is captured. Also, 4 seconds before the
shutter releases, the indication shown in
the illustration appears on the monitor.
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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
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the image stabilizer menu.
p: Compensate for unintentional camera motion during video clip
recording. The field of view (see page 75) does not change when
the [
] 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 [
] button
is pressed, so this setting is convenient when shooting mostly still
images (still image field of view display).
]: Disengages the motion compensation function (OFF).
3
Select the desired icon from the image stabilizer menu, and press
the SET button.
h This completes the image stabilizer setting.
HINT
If the motion compensation does not seem to be working...
i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be
possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.
i If the digital zoom (page 131) is being used, the large magnification factor
may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.
i When stabilizing 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 67), 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
If you set the focus range to match the distance from the camera to the
subject, it’s easy to bring the subject into focus.
1
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the focus menu.
-: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity
Tele end: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (total range mode)
*: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (normal mode)
-: The focus can be manually set to any distance from 1 cm (0.39 in.)
to 8 m (26.25 ft.), as well as to infinity (manual focus).
+: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm (31.50 in.) (super macro mode: wide end
only)
h If manual focus - is selected, please see “How to use the manual
focus” (page 77).
3
4
Select the desired icon from the focus menu, and press the SET
button.
h The focus range setting is completed.
Take the picture.
h Video clip recording → page 41
h Still image shooting → page 45
HINT
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 132), you can
change the focus range setting or lock the focus from the Shooting Screen.
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
Select the manual focus icon - from the focus menu (page 76),
and press the SET button 2 times.
h The focus distance adjustment bar appears.
Toggle the SET button to the right or
left to select the desired focus
distance, and press the SET button.
h The focus distance is set, and you
are returned to the Shooting
Screen.
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HINT
i 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.
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):
9-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 monitor.
1
2
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING
MENU (page 60).
Select the desired focus method
from the focus mode menu, and
press the SET button.
B: 9-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 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 monitor.
1
2
3
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
Select the desired light-measuring mode from the light-measuring
mode (EXP MEASURE) menu.
n: Multi-section light-measuring
W: Center-weighted 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 monitor.
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ISO SENSITIVITY
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to
the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a
fixed setting.
1
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
2
Select the ISO sensitivity menu.
t: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically (equivalent to ISO 50 to 400
[video clip recording mode: ISO 450 to 3600]).
*: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 50 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 450).
u: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 100 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 900).
v: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 200 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 1800).
w: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 400 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 3600).
6: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 800 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 3600).
-: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 1600 equivalent
(video clip recording mode: ISO 3600).
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.
i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 132), you can
change the ISO setting from the Shooting Screen.
CAUTION
Does the image appear to flicker when recording a video clip?
i If recording a video clip under fluorescent lights with the ISO sensitivity set
to w or higher, a noticeable flicker may appear in the image.
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WHITE BALANCE
This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting
conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change
the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set.
1
Display PAGE 2 of the RECORDING MENU (page 60).
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 This completes the white balance setting.
h Once the white balance setting is programmed for the ] icon, it is
retained even if another white balance setting (>, r, o, p, or
q) is selected. If you changed to another setting, whenever you
select the ] icon and press the SET button, the previously
programmed setting is recalled.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 1, select >, and then press the SET button.
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PLAYBACK
PAGE 1 (BASIC SETTINGS)
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK MENU
The PLAYBACK MENU is used to adjust your camera’s playback settings.
The PLAYBACK MENU is organized into two displays: PAGE 1 and PAGE 2.
You can also access the PLAYBACK MENU from the camera settings screen
(OPTION MENU [page 120]).
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26).
h Turn the camera on in the playback
mode.
MENU button
Press the MENU button.
h The PLAYBACK MENU appears.
h Pressing the MENU button again
will cancel the PLAYBACK MENU.
About the HELP display
When the PLAYBACK MENU icon is
selected, the HELP display appears,
showing the function of the selected icon.
HELP display
PLAYBACK MENU
PLAYBACK MODE
Set to play all
or to play 1 clip
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Switching the page
Switch to PAGE 1 or PAGE 2.
1
2
Display the PLAYBACK MENU (page 83).
Toggle the SET button to the left.
h The PLAYBACK MENU changes to
the other PAGE.
h Each time the SET button is toggled
to the left, the display changes as
follows:
PAGE indication
PLAYBACK MENU
PLAYBACK MODE
Set to play all
or to play 1 clip
PAGE 2 → OPTION MENU → PAGE 1
<PLAYBACK MENU: PAGE 1>
PLAYBACK MENU
ROTATE
Rotate image
<PLAYBACK MENU: PAGE 2>
OPTION MENU
1/3
CLOCK SET
INFO DISPLAY
STARTUP DISPLAY
OPERATION BEEP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
<OPTION MENU>
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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK MENU
Overview of the PLAYBACK MENU
PAGE 1
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PLAYBACK MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
PLAYBACK MODE
Set to play all
or to play 1 clip
1 Playback mode (page 87)
h Select continuous playback or
single-frame playback.
2 Slideshow (page 89)
h Select the slideshow settings
and initiate playback.
3 Playback volume control
(page 91)
h Adjust the playback volume for
video clips and audio data.
4 Data protect setting (page 92)
h Protect data from accidental
erasure.
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8
9
5 Delete (page 94)
h Delete images from the card
memory.
6 Copy (page 96)
h Copy files from the card to the
internal memory, or vice versa.
7 PAGE display (page 84)
8 HELP display (page 83)
9 Remaining battery power
(page 146)
PAGE 2
7
PLAYBACK MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
ROTATE
Rotate image
1 Rotate image (page 98)
h Rotate still images.
2 Resize (page 99)
h Reduce the resolution of a still
image.
3 Edit photo (page 100)
h Repair the red-eye effect to
make eyes look more natural
or enhance blurry images due
to camera shake.
4 Video clip edit (page 102)
h Edit video clips.
h Extract a still image from a
video clip.
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9
5 Printing instructions
(page 112)
h Specify the printing
instructions (DPOF settings).
6 Smooth playback (page 118)
h Smooth out the movement
when playing back video clips.
7 PAGE display (page 84)
8 HELP display (page 83)
9 Remaining battery power
(page 146)
English
86
PLAYBACK MODE
You can choose to have data played back successively (continuous playback)
or have only selected data played back (clip playback).
1
2
3
4
87
Display PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the playback mode icon =,
and press the SET button.
h The Playback Mode Screen
appears.
PLAY ALL:
Have data played back in a continuous
stream.
1 CLIP:
Display only the selected image
(pages 42, 47 and 55).
PLAYBACK MODE
Time per image
PLAY ALL
1 sec
1 CLIP
OK
Select the desired playback mode.
<When “PLAY ALL” is selected>
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
MENU.
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HINT
How to initiate continuous playback
i Set the camera to the playback mode, and press the SET button.
Continuous playback starts.
How is continuous playback different from slideshow playback
(page 89)?
i With continuous playback, the available operations include pause (for
continuous playback) and pause, fast forward and fast reverse (for video
clip playback). In the continuous playback mode, the guidance display for
key (button) operation and the capture date are shown on the playback
screen, and playback operations (pause, accelerated playback, etc.) are
possible. With slideshow playback, on the other hand, stop playback is the
only operation available. Because the guidance display for key operation
and the capture date are not shown, however, the images are easier to
view. In addition, with continuous playback, only the current image and all
subsequent images are played back; with slideshow playback, all of the
images in the memory are played back, starting with the currently
displayed image. Select the type of playback suitable for your purposes.
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88
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK
Specify the settings for playing back still images and video clips continuously
in a “slideshow” format. In a slideshow of still images, you can set the
transition time and transition effects.
1
2
Display PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the slideshow icon V, and
press the SET button.
h The Slideshow Screen appears.
TIME:
Adjust the transition speed (the period
that an image is displayed before it
changes to the next image).
EFFECT:
Select a transition effect as an image
changes to the next image.
BGM:
Specify the settings for playing
background music during slideshow
playback.
START:
Begin slideshow playback.
SLIDESHOW
TIME
1 sec
EFFECT
BGM
OFF
START
SET OK
<Changing a setting>
1 Select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down to select the setting you wish to
change.
3 Press the SET button.
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3
Select “START” and press the SET button.
h Slideshow playback begins.
h To stop slideshow playback, press the SET button or MENU button.
k About BGM audio files
In addition to the three BGM melodies stored in your camera, you can import
audio files to the camera’s internal memory to use. Imported audio files can
be selected from the slideshow screen in the same manner as the camera’s
internal BGM melodies.
HINT
BGM for video clips?
i When video clips are played back in a slideshow, the recorded audio track
is played back; the BGM is not played.
Did the BGM change?
i If you delete an audio file that was set for the BGM, and if a newly recorded
audio is then assigned the same audio number as the deleted file, the
newly recorded audio file will be played as the BGM.
Did you delete a BGM audio file from the camera?
i The three BGM audio files that were stored in your camera’s internal
memory at the time of purchase can be recovered by formatting the
internal memory.
What kind of audio files can be set for the BGM?
i Audio files that were recorded with the camera can be set as background
music. The maximum playback time is about 30 seconds.
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PLAYBACK VOLUME
Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio data.
1
2
3
Display PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
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 MENU.
PLAY VOLUME
14
VOLUME SETTING
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 PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the protect icon A, and
press the SET button.
h The Protect Screen appears.
PROTECT
LOCK
EXIT
OK
3
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select “LOCK”, 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 MENU,
press the MENU button.
PROTECT
UNLOCK
EXIT
OK
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92
IMAGE PROTECT
CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be deleted if
the card is reformatted (page 142).
HINT
To select a different image in steps 2 and 3...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
To cancel the protect mode for an image...
i Display the desired data, repeat steps 1 and 2, select “UNLOCK” in step 3,
and press the SET button. The protect mark B will disappear and the
protect mode is canceled.
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DELETING DATA
You can delete data that is stored on the card if you no longer need it. You can
delete the data one at a time, or all at once.
1
2
3
To delete data from the card, perform the delete procedure with the
card installed in the camera. To delete data from the camera’s
internal memory, remove the card before performing the delete
procedure.
Display PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the delete icon c, and
press the SET button.
h The Delete Mode Screen appears.
DELETE SINGLE:
Deletes one data at a time.
DELETE ALL:
Deletes all the data.
DELETE
DELETE SINGLE
DELETE ALL
OK
4
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the delete mode, and
press the SET button.
h The Delete Confirmation Screen appears.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to select the data you wish to
delete.
h There is no confirmation screen when deleting single files. Please
make sure that the displayed image is one you wish to delete.
<DELETE ALL>
h Toggle the SET button to the left or right confirm the data to delete.
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DELETING DATA
5
Toggle the SET button up to select “DELETE”, and press the SET
button.
<DELETE SINGLE>
h The currently displayed image is deleted.
h To delete other data, select the data, select “DELETE” and press the
SET button.
<DELETE ALL>
h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the data,
select “YES”, and press the SET button. When data delete is
completed, “No image” is shown.
CAUTION
i Data which is protected from accidental delete cannot be deleted. To
delete protected data, set the protect setting for the data to off (page 92),
and then follow the data delete procedure.
HINT
i You can also access the Delete Single Confirmation Screen from the
Playback Screen by toggling the SET button up.
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COPY DATA
Images and audio files recorded in the camera’s internal memory can be
copied to the card, and likewise from the card to the internal memory.
1
Insert the card in the camera (page 25).
2
Display PAGE 1 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
3
4
Select the copy icon S, and press
the SET button.
h The screen to copy files appears.
Select the copy direction.
INT MEM
CARD:
Copy image data from the internal
memory to the card.
CARD
INT MEM:
Copy image data from the card to the
internal memory.
COPY
INT MEM
CARD
CARD
INT MEM
SET OK
* If no card is set in the camera, you
cannot copy data.
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COPY DATA
5
6
Press the SET button.
h The screen to select the type of
copy appears.
h The copy source image is shown in
the background on the screen.
COPY SINGLE:
Copy the data for one image.
COPY ALL:
Copy all the data from the copy source
to the copy destination.
INT MEM
CARD
COPY SINGLE
COPY ALL
SET OK
Select the desired type of copy.
<When selecting “COPY SINGLE”>
1 Press the [l] or [m] button to display the image you wish to copy.
2 Press the [n] or [o] button to select “COPY SINGLE”.
<When selecting “COPY ALL”>
1 Press the [n] or [o] button to select “COPY ALL”.
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Press the SET button.
h The files are copied.
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ROTATE IMAGE
Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
2
3
Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display PAGE 2 of the
PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the rotate icon L, and
press the SET button.
h The Rotate Screen appears.
RIGHT:
Rotates image clockwise 90 degrees.
LEFT:
Rotates image counterclockwise
90 degrees.
ROTATE
RIGHT
LEFT
OK
Select “RIGHT” or “LEFT”, and
press the SET button.
h Each time the SET button is
pressed, the image is rotated
another 90 degrees.
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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE)
The size of a still image that has already been captured at a resolution higher
than t can be changed to 1600 × 1200 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 MENU (page 84).
Select the resize icon I, and
press the SET button.
h The Resize Screen appears.
Image original size
RESIZE
(2816×2112)
(1600×1200)
(640×480)
OK
3
4
Toggle the SET button up or down to select the new image size.
2M (1600 × 1200): The saved image will be 1600 × 1200 pixels.
0.3M (640 × 480): The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.
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.
i A still image that was captured with a resolution setting of 8 cannot be
resized.
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CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE
AND RED-EYE EFFECT
Repair the red-eye effect in still images to make the eyes appear more
natural, and enhance still images that are blurry due to camera shake.
1
2
Display the image to be modified, and display PAGE 2 of the
PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the edit photo icon b, and
press the SET button.
h The Edit Photo Screen appears.
BLUR CORRECTION:
Repairs the effects of camera shake.
RED-EYE CORRECT.:
Repair the red-eye effect.
EDIT PHOTO
BLUR CORRECTION
RED-EYE CORRECT.
OK
3
Select the desired type of edit, and
press the SET button.
h The corresponding edit screen
appears.
CORRECTION:
Proceed with the image correction.
EXIT:
Return to the PLAYBACK MENU.
RED-EYE CORRECT.
CORRECTION
EXIT
OK
<Example: RED-EYE
CORRECT. was selected>
4
Select “CORRECTION”, and press
the SET button.
h Image editing begins. During image
processing, “Processing” is shown
on the screen.
h When editing is completed, the
modified image is shown. Check
the image to see if the postprocessing result is satisfactory.
RED-EYE CORRECT.
Press shutter to save
<Example: Red-eye
correction>
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CORRECTING CAMERA SHAKE AND RED-EYE
EFFECT
5
6
Press the [
] button.
h A screen appears for you to specify
whether or not to save the original
image.
SAVE AS NEW:
The corrected image is saved as a
separate image, and the original
image is preserved.
OVERWRITE FILE:
The original file is deleted, and only
the corrected image is saved.
RED-EYE CORRECT.
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE FILE
OK
Select the desired method to save the corrected image, and press
the SET button.
h The corrected image is saved, and you are returned to the Edit Photo
Screen.
HINT
About the blur correction icon
i On the Blur Correction Screen, an icon indicating the degree of blur appears.
: Blur correction unnecessary or blur correction completed.
: Blur correction possible
: Blur correction not possible
i Blur correction is not possible for images captured at a shutter speed of
1/8 sec or less, or for images captured using a different digital camera. Also,
blur correction may not be possible in cases of extreme blur.
If the “Blur correction not successful” or “Red-eye correction not
successful” message appears...
i The camera was not able to successfully repair the image.
i The correction function works to automatically edit flaws that the camera
detects in captured images. In some cases, the camera may fail to correctly
detect a flaw, or it may incorrectly identify a flaw where it does not exist.
Concerning the date and time information for the saved image
i When an image is corrected and saved, the recorded date and time of
capture (Exif information) remains unchanged from the original image.
However, the file date shown on the computer changes to the date and time
the image was revised.
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
You can trim away unwanted portions from a video clip and save it as a new
video clip (video clip cutting [extracting]). You can also join two video clips
together and save them as one separate clip (“joining”), or save a single
frame from a video clip as a still image.
Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip
1
Specify the frames
(1, 2) where the
video clip is to be
cut.
2
A
B
C
J
Extract the specified portion.
[Two ways to cut the
video clip]
i Trim away portions A
and C, and save
portion B.
i Delete portion B, and
join portions A and
C.
i The original
video clip is
not affected.
(You can also choose to erase the original video clip when the new clip is
saved.)
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Procedure to join video clips
Specify the video clip that will come first.
J
Specify the video clip that you wish to
append (join).
J
Join the video clips.
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.)
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Procedure to extract a still image
Pause at the frame where you want to extract the still image.
Pause
J
Extract the frame as a still image.
CAUTION
Caution when editing video clips
i When editing video clips, do not turn off the camera. If you turn off the
camera while editing video clips, not only will the editing not be properly
completed, but the original video clip may also be erased.
i As the number or size of the video clips increases, the card memory may
become full, making it impossible to edit the video clips. In this case, you
will need to free some of the memory on the card, either by deleting data
that are no longer necessary (page 94), or by selecting “OVERWRITE
FILE” when saving edited video clips (pages 107 and 109).
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
Video clip cutting (extracting)
1
Display the video clip from which you wish to extract a segment.
2
Display PAGE 2 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
3
Select the edit video icon k, and
press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
EDIT VIDEO
EXTRACT STILL
CUT
JOIN
OK
4
Select “CUT” and press the SET
button.
h The Cutting Screen appears.
Start point
CUT
Press shutter to save
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5
6
Specify the start point of the extract.
h Use the procedure below to specify the frame from which the video
clip extract will start.
h Play the video clip until approximately the desired point, pause the
video clip, then play the video clip one frame at a time, stopping at the
start point of the extract. This will be the first frame of the extract.
h If the start point of the video clip is also the start point of the extract,
proceed to step 6.
<Procedure>
Play:
After pausing playback, press and hold the SET button to the right for
about 2 seconds for forward playback, or to the left for reverse
playback.
Pause:
During playback, press the SET button.
Accelerated playback:
During playback, toggle the SET button to the left or right to change
the playback speed.
Single frame:
After pausing playback, toggle the SET button to the right to move
forward one frame, or to the left to move back one frame.
Toggle the SET button up.
Approximate playback time
h The start point of the video clip
extract is set, and the screen to
CUT
00:01:10
specify the end point appears.
h Specify the end point of the extract
by following the same procedure as
in step 5.
<When joining the first and latter
portions>
1 Toggle the SET button down.
Press shutter to save
h The portion to be deleted
End point
switches to the extracted
portion.
Portion to be deleted
h Each time the SET button is
toggled down, the sections to
delete and the sections to save
are reversed.
2 Specify the end point of the extract. The frame following the end point
of the extract will be the start point of the latter portion to be joined.
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
7
8
Press the [
] button.
h A screen appears for you to select
either to save the edited video clip
as a new (separate) file, or to delete
the original video clip and replace it
with the edited video clip.
SAVE AS NEW:
The edited video clip will be saved
as a new file. The original video clip
remains unchanged.
OVERWRITE FILE:
The original video clip will be
deleted. Only the edited video clip
will be saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the edited video clip
before saving it.
CUT
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE FILE
REVIEW CLIP
OK
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the PLAYBACK MENU.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “OVERWRITE FILE”
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 (page 92).
i If the “Card full” message appears, you will need to free some of the
memory by deleting data that you do not need to keep.
CAUTION
Warning concerning the battery pack remaining charge
i During the editing of lengthy video clips, the time to process the large
amount of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the
battery pack becoming depleted in the middle of video clip editing, before
starting to edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed
in the camera.
i It is recommended that a computer be used to edit long video clips.
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Joining two video clips
CAUTION
i Video clips that were recorded in different modes cannot be joined.
1
2
Display PAGE 2 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the edit video icon k, and
press the SET button.
h The Edit Video Screen appears.
EDIT VIDEO
EXTRACT STILL
CUT
JOIN
OK
3
Select “JOIN” and press the SET
button.
h The 6-image playback display for
video clips appears.
Select a clip
Press shutter to save
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Orange frame
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
4
Move the orange frame to the video
clip you wish to join, and press the
SET button.
h The specified video clip is labeled
with a number.
h Up to 9 video clips can be selected.
h To cancel a selection and remove
the number label from a video clip,
select the video clip and press the
SET button.
Approximate playback time
Select a clip
00:00:36
Press shutter to save
Number
5
Press the [
] button.
h A screen appears for you to select
either to save the joined video clip
as a new (separate) file, or to delete
the original video clips and replace
them with the joined video clip.
SAVE AS NEW:
The joined video clip will be saved
as a new file. The original video
clips remain unchanged.
OVERWRITE FILE:
The original video clips will be
deleted. Only the joined video clip
will be saved.
REVIEW CLIP:
Play back the joined video clip
before saving it.
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JOIN
SAVE AS NEW
OVERWRITE FILE
REVIEW CLIP
OK
6
Select the desired option, and press the SET button.
h Editing starts.
h When editing ends, you are returned to the PLAYBACK MENU.
HINT
i If the original video clip is protected, even if you select “OVERWRITE FILE”
in steps 7 and press the SET button, the original video clip will not be
erased. If you want it to be erased, you will need to first remove the
protection (page 92).
i If the “Card full” message appears, you will need to free some of the
memory by deleting data that you do not need to keep.
CAUTION
Warning concerning the battery pack remaining charge
i During the editing of lengthy video clips, the time to process the large
amount of data can become quite long. To avoid problems caused by the
battery pack becoming depleted in the middle of video clip editing, before
starting to edit be sure that a sufficiently charged battery pack is installed
in the camera.
i It is recommended that a computer be used to edit long video clips.
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EDITING VIDEO CLIPS
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
4
5
Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and
save.
Display PAGE 2 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
Select the video clip edit icon k, and press the SET button.
h The Video Clip Edit Screen appears.
Select “EXTRACT STILL”, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to extract an image
appears.
SAVE:
The image is copied and saved as a
still image (the original data is left
unchanged).
EXIT:
You are returned to the PLAYBACK
MENU.
Select “SAVE” and press the SET button.
h The image is extracted.
HINT
To select a different image (frame) in step 4...
i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.
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EXTRACT STILL
SAVE
EXIT
OK
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your
camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering
digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can
use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is
displayed on the print, and also to request an index print.
Display the Printing Instructions Screen
1
Display PAGE 2 of the PLAYBACK
MENU (page 84).
PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
ALL IMAGES
2
Select the printing instructions icon
b, and press the SET button.
h The Printing Instructions Screen
appears.
ALL IMAGES:
The specified printing instructions
apply to all the still images on the
card.
EACH IMAGE:
The printing instructions are
specified for each individual image.
INDEX:
All the still images are printed as
miniature images (thumbnail
images), several images on one
print.
ALL CLEAR:
Clear all the printing instructions.
This cannot be selected if no
printing instructions have been
specified for the image.
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
OK
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
HINT
Printing a single frame from a video clip
i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still
image from a video clip, you must first save it (extract still) as a still image
(page 111).
About the DPOF format
i DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a print order format. You can connect
your camera to a DPOF-compatible printer to produce your prints. You can
also set the printing instructions for the desired images, and then have the
requested images printed automatically (page 156).
About the finished prints
i Rotated images (page 98) will be printed in their original orientation.
i The quality of the print output will differ depending on the print service and
printer used.
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Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify printing instructions for each individual image (EACH
IMAGE), or apply the printing instructions to all the images on the card
(ALL IMAGES).
1
2
3
Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 112).
Select “ALL IMAGES” or “EACH
IMAGE”.
ALL IMAGES:
The printing instructions are applied
to all the still images on the card.
EACH IMAGE:
The printing instructions are applied
only to the image currently
displayed.
Press the SET button.
h The Date/Copies Print Screen
appears.
h If “EACH IMAGE” was selected,
toggle the SET button to the left or
right to display the desired image to
print.
h The printing instructions that are
currently active for the displayed
image are shown. You can toggle
the SET button to the left or right to
confirm the printing instructions for
each image.
PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
OK
EACH IMAGE
:----/--/-:0 copy
COPIES 1
OK
DATE
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
4
Specify whether the date is
displayed on the print, and the
number of prints.
<Specify the number of prints>
h Toggle the SET button up or down.
h The quantity indication
changes.
h Display the desired number of
prints.
Quantity
EACH IMAGE
:----/--/-:0 copy
COPIES 1
OK
<Specify dated prints>
h Push the zoom switch toward the
[T] or [W] side.
h Each time the zoom switch is
moved, the date indication is
switched on or off.
h For images that were captured
when the camera’s clock was
not set (page 30), the date
display appears as [--/--/--], and
dated prints are not possible.
DATE
Dated prints
EACH IMAGE
:2006/12/24
:0 copy
COPIES 1
OK
DATE
Dated prints:
Turn the date indication on.
Undated prints:
Turn the date indication off.
5
6
Press the SET button.
h The printing instructions for the
requested print quantities and
dated prints are stored.
Press the MENU button.
h The display returns to the Printing
Instructions Screen.
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Printing instructions
EACH IMAGE
:2006/12/24
:1 copy
COPIES 1
OK
DATE
Index print
Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print”.
This is convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.
1
Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 112).
2
Select “INDEX”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
SET:
Specify an index print copy.
EXIT:
Discontinue the setting procedure,
and return to the Printing
Instructions Screen.
INDEX PRINT
SET
EXIT
OK
Select “SET”, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the setting for the
index print. You are returned to the
Printing Instructions Screen.
HINT
To cancel the index print setting
i Follow steps 1 and 2, select “CLEAR” in step 3, and press the SET button.
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Clearing all the printing instructions
Delete the printing instructions for all images.
1
Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 112).
2
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear Screen appears.
CANCEL:
Clear the printing instructions for all images.
EXIT:
Cancel the clear procedure and return to the Printing Instructions
Screen.
Select “CANCEL”, and press the
SET button.
h All the printing instructions are
cleared and you are returned to the
Printing Instructions Screen.
ALL CLEAR
:2006/12/25
:1 copy
CANCEL
EXIT
OK
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SMOOTH PLAYBACK
Suppress the video flicker that occurs when playing back video clips that were
recorded with the camera moving fast.
1
2
3
Display PAGE 2 of the PLAYBACK MENU (page 84).
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
OK
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.
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DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES
(INFORMATION SCREEN)
On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when an
image was captured.
1
2
Display the desired image.
Press the MENU button for at
least 1 second.
h The Information Screen
appears.
h If the MENU button is
pressed again, the
Information Screen is
canceled.
1 Video clip mode settings
2 Image or sound number
3 Protect setting
4 File size
5 Shooting or recording
time
6 Remaining battery charge
7 Date and time of image
8 Still image resolution
settings
9 Scene select function
0 Filters
A Aperture
B Shutter speed
C Exposure correction
100-0001
INFO
1
640 480 30fps
MPEG4
2006.12.25 19:30
4.2MB
00:00:10
0.0
4
5
6
7
<Video clip data>
;
9
8
100-0002
INFO
2816 2112
987KB
F3.3
1/30
+0.3
2006.12.25 19:00
2
3
4
A
B
C
6
7
<Still image data>
INFO
100-0003
256KB
00:00:11
2006.12.25 19:00
7
<Audio data>
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2
3
2
3
4
5
6
OPTION SETTINGS
OPTION SETTINGS
DISPLAYING THE OPTION MENU
The OPTION MENU is used to adjust various camera settings.
1
2
Turn on the camera (page 26), and press the MENU button.
h The RECORDING MENU or PLAYBACK MENU appears.
Toggle the SET button to the left two
times to display the OPTION MENU.
h The OPTION MENU is canceled if
the MENU button is pressed.
1/3
CLOCK SET
INFO DISPLAY
STARTUP DISPLAY
OPERATION BEEP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
<OPTION MENU>
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DISPLAYING THE OPTION MENU
Overview of the OPTION MENU
1/3
1
2
3
4
5
6
CLOCK SET
INFO DISPLAY
STARTUP DISPLAY
OPERATION BEEP
POST VIEW
WIND NOISE REDUC.
7
8
9
;
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
NOISE REDUCTION
IMAGE SETTINGS
FLICKER REDUCT
DIGITAL ZOOM
SHORTCUTS
BRIGHTNESS
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
FORMAT
RESET SETTINGS
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I
1 Date and time setting (page 30)
h Set the camera’s internal clock.
2 Screen display (page 33)
h Specify whether the time/date
the image was captured is
displayed.
h Specify what information is
displayed on the Playback
Screen.
3 Startup display (page 123)
h Select the screen display that
appears when the camera is
turned on.
4 Operation sounds setting
(page 124)
h Select the operation sounds
that are produced when the
camera’s buttons are pressed,
and adjust the operation sound
volume.
5 Post-view (page 126)
h Specify how long the captured
image is displayed on the
monitor after the [
] button is
pressed and released.
6 Wind noise reduction setting
(page 127)
h Set the wind noise reduction
function on or off.
7 Noise-reduction menu
(page 128)
h Set the noise-reduction function
on or off.
8 Image quality adjustment
(page 129)
h Adjust the image quality during
shooting.
9 Flicker-reduction menu
(page 130)
h Set the flicker-reduction
function on or off.
0 Digital zoom setting (page 131)
h Enable or disable the digital
zoom.
A Shortcuts (page 132)
h Assign functions to the SET
button operation when the
Shooting Screen is displayed.
B Monitor brightness (page 134)
h Adjust the brightness of the
monitor.
C Screen language (page 135)
h Select the language in which
the monitor messages are
displayed.
D TV system settings (page 136)
h Select the type of video signal
that is output from the camera’s
AV terminal.
E Power save function (page 137)
F File number reset (page 139)
h Select the file number reset
function.
G Format (page 142)
h Reformat the camera’s internal
memory or the card installed in
the camera.
H Settings reset (page 144)
h Reset the camera to the
factory-preset settings.
I Remaining battery power
(page 146)
* Icons 7 through H are displayed when you toggle the SET button up or
down to scroll.
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SELECT THE STARTUP DISPLAY
The startup display is the display that appears on the monitor when the
camera is turned on.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the startup display icon +,
and press the SET button.
h The Startup Display Setting Screen
appears.
DATE & TIME:
The camera’s date and time setting is
shown.
Xacti:
The Xacti logo is shown.
OFF:
No startup display.
STARTUP DISPLAY
DATE & TIME
Xacti
OFF
SET OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h The selected startup display is set.
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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 ([
] 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 MENU (page 120).
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 When “ALL OFF” is selected, the
“CHANGE SETTINGS” indication
changes to “ON”. If “ON” is then
selected and the SET button is
pressed, “ON” changes to
“CHANGE SETTINGS”.
TURN ON/OFF:
Mute or enable the sound that is
produced when the power is turned on
or off.
SHUTTER:
Select the sound that is produced
when the [
] button is pressed, or
when a photo is taken using the selftimer.
KEY SW:
Select the sound that is produced
when the SET button, MENU button,
etc. are pressed.
AUDIO GUIDE:
Mute or enable the camera’s audio
help guide.
OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF :ON
SHUTTER
:D
:A
KEY SW
AUDIO GUIDE :ON
CHANGE SETTINGS
ALL OFF
OK
OPERATION BEEP
TURN ON/OFF :OFF
SHUTTER
:OFF
:OFF
KEY SW
AUDIO GUIDE :OFF
ON
ALL OFF
OK
<“ALL OFF” is selected>
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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
ON
D
A
ON
4
Toggle the SET button up or down
to select the desired setting, and
OK
press the SET button.
h The screen to select operation
sounds appears.
<If “TURN ON/OFF” or “AUDIO GUIDE” is selected>
h The respective screen to enable or disable the sound appears.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
ON: Activates the sound.
OFF: Deactivates the sound.
<If “SHUTTER” or “KEY SW” is selected>
h The screen to select the operation sounds appears.
h Select from 8 different sounds (A to H).
h You can toggle the SET button to the right to preview the selected
operation sound.
h If “OFF” is selected, no sound is produced.
h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
<If “OPERATION VOL” is 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.
Press the MENU button.
h The operation sound settings are completed.
HINT
i If you keep the MENU button pressed and turn on the power, the screen to
turn the operation sounds ON/OFF appears at once. You may find this a
convenient procedure to disable the operation sounds in places you do not
want them to be audible.
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POST-VIEW SETTING
Specify the duration that the captured image appears on the monitor
(post-view) after the [
] button is pressed and released.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the post-view icon o, and
press the SET button.
h The Post-view Screen appears.
1 sec:
The post-view image is displayed for
1 second.
2 sec:
The post-view image is displayed for
2 seconds.
OFF:
The post-view image is not displayed.
POST VIEW
1 sec
2 sec
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the post-view setting.
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WIND NOISE REDUCTION
This feature reduces the ambient sound of the wind when you are recording a
video clip or making an audio recording in a strong wind environment. Set the
function to on or off.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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
OK
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
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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.
NOISE REDUCTION
ON
OFF
OK
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
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the image quality icon P,
and press the SET button.
h The Image Settings Screen
appears.
NORMAL:
Shoot with image quality at normal.
VIVID:
Color saturation is increased.
SOFT:
The sharpness is subdued for a softer
image.
SOFT VIVID:
The sharpness is softened and color
saturation is increased.
IMAGE SETTINGS
NORMAL
VIVID
SOFT
SOFT
VIVID
OK
Select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
h This completes the image quality setting.
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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
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the flicker-reduction icon
o, and press the SET button.
h The Flicker Reduction Screen
appears.
ON:
Turns on the flicker-reduction setting.
OFF:
Turns off the flicker-reduction setting.
FLICKER REDUCT
ON
OFF
OK
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the flicker-reduction
setting.
HINT
i If the flicker-reduction setting is used outdoors on a very bright day, a
halation effect, which produces diffused rings of light around bright light
areas, may occur.
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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
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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
OK
3
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h This completes the digital zoom
setting.
HINT
If the digital zoom does not seem to be working…
i The digital zoom is disabled when the still image shooting mode is set to
E.
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ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS
Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the SET button when it is toggled
up, down, left or right when the Shooting Screen is displayed.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the shortcuts icon m, and
press the SET button.
h The Shortcuts Screen appears.
: Assign the function when the SET
button is toggled up.
: Assign the function when the SET
button is toggled down.
: Assign the function when the SET
button is toggled to the left.
: Assign the function when the SET
button is toggled to the right.
Select the key to which you wish to
assign the function, and press the
SET button.
h The screen to assign a function to
the key appears.
SHORTCUTS
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OK
SHORTCUTS
OFF
[OFF]:
No operation shortcut is
assigned to the key.
OK
p AF LOCK:
Lock the focus
<When
is selected>
(page 44).
+ FOCUS: Set the focus range
(page 76). (This
operation shortcut can
be assigned only to the
or
key.)
m FLASH: Set the flash operation (page 70).
) EXPOSURE:
Adjust the exposure (page 58).
s ISO:
Set the ISO sensitivity (page 80).
O SELF-TIMER:
Set the self-timer (page 72).
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ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS
4
Toggle the SET button up or down.
h Display the function you wish to
assign to the key.
SHORTCUTS
AF LOCK
OK
5
Press the SET button.
h The selected function is assigned to
the key, and you are returned to the
Shortcuts Screen.
h To assign functions to the other
keys, repeat steps 3 through 5.
SHORTCUTS
AF LOCK
FOCUS
SELF-TIMER
FLASH
6
Press the MENU button.
h The screen to confirm the shortcut
settings appears, and then you are
returned to the OPTION MENU.
h This completes the shortcuts
setting.
<To confirm the assigned
shortcuts>
h On the screen in step 2, press the
MENU button, and the screen to
confirm the shortcut settings
appears.
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OK
SHORTCUTS
MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
Adjust the brightness of the camera’s monitor display. Use this adjustment
when the monitor image is difficult to view because of ambient lighting.
1
2
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the brightness icon ,, and
press the SET button.
h The brightness control display
appears.
BRIGHTNESS
0
ADJUST
3
Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the brightness, and
press the SET button.
h The monitor brightness is set.
HINT
i The display in step 2 can also be accessed from the Shooting Screen.
Press the MENU button for at least 1 second; the brightness control
display will appear, and you can then adjust the monitor brightness.
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SCREEN LANGUAGE
You can set the monitor of your camera to display the messages in any one of
several languages.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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
PORTUGUÊS: Portuguese
:
Russian
TÜRKÇE:
Turkish
:
Japanese
:
Korean
:
Chinese (traditional)
:
Chinese (simplified)
LANGUAGE
Select the desired language, and press the SET button.
h The selected display language is set.
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OK
TV SYSTEM SETTING
Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s AV
terminal.
1
2
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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
OK
3
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 148)
Shooting: Images are displayed on the monitor only and do not appear on
the TV.
Playback: Images are displayed on the TV only and do not appear on the
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 MENU (page 120).
Select the power save icon ?, and
press the SET button.
h The Power Save Setting Screen
appears.
RECORDING:
Set the standby time for the
shooting modes.
PLAYBACK:
Set the standby time for the
playback modes.
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POWER SAVE
RECORDING
1 min
PLAYBACK
5 min
OK
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.
POWER SAVE
RECORDING
1 min
OK
<Example: When
“RECORDING” is selected>
Press the SET button.
h The standby time is set, and you are returned to the Power Save
Setting Screen.
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the
captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently
reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again
begin from 0001. This is because the file number reset function is set to “ON”,
and consequently it results in more than one card containing images with the
same numbers. By setting the file number reset function to “OFF”, even if the
card is reformatted or the card is replaced with another card, the consecutive
numbering of file names continues from the last number recorded by the
camera.
<File number reset function “ON”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
<File number reset function “OFF”>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 0002 ...... 0012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0014, 0015 ....... 0025, 0026
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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
HINT
What about the internal memory?
i The file number reset function works the same for the internal memory.
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
1
2
3
4
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
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
OK
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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INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY
AND INTERNAL MEMORY
A card must be formatted with this camera:
i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or
i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera.
The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position.
Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the
unlocked position.
1
2
3
4
To reformat a card, install it in the camera. To reformat the camera’s
internal memory, remove the card from the camera.
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the format icon 1, and
press the SET button.
<Card format>
h The screen to select the type of
format appears.
h Follow steps 4 to 6.
FORMAT:
A normal formatting is executed.
FULL FORMAT:
The entire card is scanned and
reformatted. It is not possible to
select this when there is no card
installed, or when the remaining
battery charge is low.
<Internal memory format>
h The screen to confirm formatting
appears.
h Follow steps 5 and 6.
FORMAT
FORMAT
FULL FORMAT
OK
Select the desired format option, and press the SET button.
h The screen to confirm formatting appears.
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INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY
5
6
Select “YES”.
Press the SET button.
h Formatting begins.
h During formatting, “Formatting” and “do not power off” are shown on
the monitor.
h The three BGM audio files that were stored in your camera’s internal
memory at the time of purchase can be recovered by formatting the
internal memory.
CAUTION
Caution during reformatting
i Please do not turn off the camera or insert/remove the card while the card
is being formatted.
Reformatting erases the data
i When the card or internal memory is initialized, all the recorded data is
erased. Protected data is also erased, so before reformatting 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 reformatting
i In step 5, select “NO”, and press the SET button.
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RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
Reset the camera to the factory-preset settings.
1
2
3
Display the OPTION MENU (page 120).
Select the reset settings icon 2,
and press the SET button.
h The Reset Settings Screen
appears.
RESET:
Reset to the factory-preset settings.
EXIT:
Do not change the settings, and return
to the OPTION MENU.
RESET SETTINGS
RESET
EXIT
OK
Select “RESET”, and press the SET button.
h The camera settings are reset to the factory-preset settings.
HINT
i Note that the following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
TV system setting
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CHECKING THE REMAINING
INTERNAL AND CARD MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured and how much audio and video
recording time is available in the internal memory and on the card. For a table
showing the maximum number of images and recording time for the internal
memory and for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of Images/Possible
Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time” on page 180.
Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time
1
Turn on the camera (page 26).
Remaining number of images
h The remaining number of images
Remaining video
appears in the upper left of the monitor.
recording time
h The remaining video recording time
appears in the upper right of the
monitor.
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00:00:58
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 delete
them (page 94) 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 (page 65), or selecting a different image quality
setting.
For audio data
1
Set the camera to the audio
recording mode (page 53).
h The remaining audio recording time is
shown.
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Remaining recording time
12
00:16:00
CHECKING THE REMAINING
BATTERY PACK CHARGE
When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be
checked on the monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an
image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery
pack operation, see page 179.
1
Display the RECORDING MENU or
PLAYBACK MENU (pages 59 and
83).
h The battery pack remaining charge
indicator appears in the lower right
corner of the monitor.
h Due to the battery pack
characteristics, when the ambient
temperature is low,
may
appear early for an incorrect
indication of the remaining charge.
Also, depending on the conditions
of use of the camera or the ambient
conditions (temperature, etc.), the
indicated remaining charge may
change. Therefore, this indication
can only be used as a general
approximation of the remaining
charge.
Battery pack
remaining
charge indicator
RECORDING MENU
VIDEO CLIP MPEG4
640×480 30fps SHQ
Battery pack remaining
charge indicator
Battery remaining charge
Approx. full.
Power is low.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
If this icon flashes when the [
] button or
[
] button is pressed, images cannot be
captured. Recharge the battery pack.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE
HINT
i If any data is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack
charge on the Information Screen (page 119).
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 type of card, etc.) or the ambient temperature
(temperatures below 10°C [50°F]) the number of images that can be saved
on a fully charged battery pack will vary greatly.
i It is recommended that you prepare an extra battery pack(s) when taking
pictures at a wedding or while traveling, for example, so you don’t miss
capturing images of important moments due to the battery pack power
running out. The same is recommended for taking photos in cold
environments. (In a ski area, for example, the battery pack can be kept
warm in your pocket until ready to use.)
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OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A TV
Connect the supplied AV interface cable from the AV terminal on the camera
to the AUDIO and VIDEO input terminals on the TV.
To open the AV terminal cover
1 Pull towards
2 Rotate
the front of
the camera.
AV terminal
Yellow plug:
To the VIDEO input
terminal
Supplied dedicated AV
interface cable
Switch input
to VIDEO
White plug:
To the AUDIO input (L) terminal
Red plug:
To the AUDIO input (R) terminal
To the AV terminal
on the camera
Playback
i After connecting the 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 monitor.
i The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the
camera’s 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 55
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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CONNECTING HEADPHONES
Commercially sold headphones can be connected to the camera’s AV
terminal.
To open the AV terminal cover
1 Pull towards
the front of
the camera.
2 Rotate
AV terminal
Headphones
To the AV terminal
on the camera
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 monitor can be used to
select images and initiate printing (PictBridge printing).
Print preparations
1
2
Turn the printer on, and use the supplied USB interface cable to
connect the camera to the printer.
h Connect the camera’s USB terminal to the printer’s USB connector.
Turn on the camera (page 26).
h The USB Connection Screen appears on the camera’s monitor.
To the USB terminal
on the camera
Supplied dedicated
USB interface cable
USB CONNECTION
To USB connector
on the printer
CARD READER
MOBILE VIEWER
PictBridge
PC CAMERA
CANCEL
OK
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DIRECT PRINTING
3
Select “PictBridge”, and press the
SET button.
h The camera changes to the
PictBridge mode, and the
PictBridge MENU appears.
PRINT 1 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 print preparations (page 150).
Select the print 1 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.
PRINT 1 IMAGE
100-0009
:1 copy
PRINT
EXIT
COPIES
OK
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DIRECT PRINTING
4
5
Specify the number of prints.
1 Toggle the SET button up to select
“COPIES”, and press the SET
button.
2 Toggle the SET button up or down
to specify the number of prints.
3 Press the SET button.
h “PRINT” is selected.
Press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
Number of prints
PRINT 1 IMAGE
100-0009
: 1 copy
COPIES
OK
HINT
To cancel printing
1 During printing, toggle the SET button down.
h The Confirm Cancel Printing Screen appears.
2 Select “CANCEL”, and press the SET button.
h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes.
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To print all the images (all images)
Print all of the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (page 150).
Select the all images icon u, and
press the SET button.
h The Print All Images Screen
appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
PRINT ALL IMAGES 100-0009
PRINT
EXIT
OK
CAUTION
Printing is not possible if there are more than 999 still images in the
card.
i Delete unwanted images before printing.
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DIRECT PRINTING
Thumbnail prints (index)
Make an index print of all the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (page 150).
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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100-0009
INDEX
PRINT
EXIT
OK
To print images according to the printing
instructions (print requested images)
Procedure to print all the ordered images.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (page 112), and complete the print
preparations (page 150).
Select the DPOF icon w, and
press the SET button.
h The Print Requested Images
Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
h Printing begins about 1 minute after
the SET button is pressed.
100-0009
DPOF
:2006/07/01
:9 copies
PRINT
EXIT
OK
HINT
i In step 2, if you toggle the SET button to the left or right, you can view each
image and confirm its printing instructions.
CAUTION
i Requested images printing w is not possible if a printer is used that does
not support your camera’s DPOF function.
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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 print preparations (page 150).
Select the printer settings icon v,
and press the SET button.
h The Printer Settings Screen
appears.
MEDIA TYPE:
Specify the type of paper used for
printing.
PAPER SIZE:
Specify the size of paper used for
printing.
LAYOUT:
Specify how the images are to be
arranged on the paper.
QUALITY:
Select the print quality for the images.
DATE STAMP:
Print the date the photo was taken.
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PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
PRINTER VALUES
OK
3
4
Adjust the printer settings.
1 Toggle the SET button up or
down to select a printer setting
parameter, and press the SET
button.
h The screen to set the selected
parameter appears.
2 Toggle the SET button up or
down to adjust the setting, and
press the SET button.
h The selected parameter is set,
and you are returned to the
Printer Settings Screen.
h Follow the same procedure to
adjust the other parameters, as
desired.
h The contents of the settings that
can be made for each
parameter will differ depending
on the printer.
<When “PRINTER VALUES” is
selected>
h The images will be printed
according to the settings specified
on the printer side.
PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PRINTER VALUES
OK
<When “MEDIA TYPE” is
selected>
Press the MENU button.
h You are returned to the PictBridge MENU.
HINT
i The printer setting parameters will differ depending on the printer that is
connected.
i To use printer functions which do not appear on your camera’s Printer
Settings Screen, select “PRINTER VALUES”.
i If a function set by the camera is not available in the printer, the camera’s
printer settings will automatically change to “PRINTER VALUES”.
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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?
Why is the battery
pack consumed
so quickly even
after it was fully
recharged?
Why doesn’t
recharging end?
Power
Why does the
icon
appear?
While the camera
is connected to
the USB
connector, the
multi-indicator is
slowly flashing red
and the battery
pack cannot be
charged.
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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.
Replace the battery
pack with a fully
charged one.
The remaining
battery pack
power is low.
The battery pack
temperature is too
high or too low.
Immediately
before connecting
the camera to a
computer, you
recorded a video
clip, for example,
thereby raising
the camera’s
internal
temperature.
Keep the battery
pack in an
environment of 10 to
40°C (50 to 104°F).
Disconnect the
camera from the
computer, allow the
battery pack or
camera to return to
room temperature,
and then reconnect
it to the computer.
Question
Why does the
multi-indicator
flash red?
Why doesn’t the
flash operate?
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
Shooting
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
Answer
Recorded data is
being saved on
the card.
The camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
—
—
Action
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the multiindicator turns off.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the image;
the camera will
determine when the
flash is necessary.
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:
x: Appropriate for
printing letter-size or
larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
G, Q: For
printing standard
photo (photo
service) sizes.
[: For photos
displayed on a web
page, or sent as
e-mail attachments.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
Answer
—
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
—
The video clip I
shot outdoors is
completely white.
—
Shooting
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Action
Because shooting
with the optical
zoom uses the
optics of a physical
lens, you can shoot
without losing
minute details in the
image. The digital
zoom, on the other
hand, works by
magnifying a portion
of the image that
hits the CCD sensor
and may produce a
coarser image.
Set the scene select
function to the
landscape +
mode when
photographing.
Or, set the focus
range setting to
manual focus -,
and set the distance
to ∞.
Set the flickerreduction setting to
off.
Monitor
Question
When used in
cold weather, why
does the image
seem to leave
traces as it
moves?
Why does the
displayed image
contain some red,
blue and green
dots, or why are
black spots
visible?
Why is the image
too bright?
Answer
Phenomenon due
to the nature of
the monitor.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear in
the monitor only
appear in the
monitor and will not
be recorded with the
images.
The subject was
too bright.
Why is the image
out of focus?
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is there no
image (z is
shown)?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
When capturing an
image, devise a way
to compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Hold the camera
correctly and slowly
press the [
]
button halfway to
lock the focus. Then
press the [
]
button all the way to
capture the image.
Play back images
that were recorded
on a card using this
camera.
Viewing
images
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
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
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Answer
If a bright subject
is shot in the
video clip
recording mode,
vertical stripes
may appear on
the monitor or in
the image.
Due to the
characteristics of
the camera,
magnified images
appear less clear.
The image was
captured using
the digital zoom.
—
The sound of the
camera’s
mechanical action
was recorded.
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
The playback
volume of the
camera is set to 0.
Action
Not a malfunction.
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.
Printing
Misc.
Question
Why does a
message appear
during PictBridge
printing?
The “Cannot edit
video” message
appears.
Why is a noise
heard from a
nearby TV or
radio during
battery
recharging?
Why does the
“Card full” or
“Internal memory
full” message
appear?
Why does the
“Card is
protected”
message appear?
Why can’t the
camera be
operated?
A problem such
as inability to
record or play
back occurs.
Answer
There is a
problem with the
printer.
Action
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
You have
attempted to join
video clips that
were recorded in
different modes.
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the battery
charger.
Select video clips
that were recorded
in the same mode.
There is no more
available memory
on the card or in
the camera’s
internal memory.
The lock switch on
the card is in the
locked (protect)
position.
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
Erase unnecessary
data, or use a card
that has more
memory available.
The card contains
files that were
saved using a
device other than
this camera.
Move the battery
charger further away
from the TV or radio
when recharging the
battery pack.
Move the lock switch
to the unlocked
position.
Remove the battery
pack from the
camera, wait a few
minutes, then
reinstall the battery
pack and try again.
After saving your
files to a different
medium, format the
card.
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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 battery
charger 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.
The battery
pack is dead.
The battery
pack has not
been inserted
correctly.
Power
Shooting
Cause
The camera
turns off by
itself.
An image is
not captured
when the
[
] button or
[
] 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.
Reinsert the
battery pack,
making sure to
orient it
correctly.
Turn on the
camera again.
21, 23
26
Turn on the
camera.
26
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the
[
] button or
[
] button is
pressed.
The maximum
number of
images that
can be
captured or the
maximum
video clip
recording time
has been
reached.
The flash off
mode is
selected.
Install a new
card.
Delete the
images that are
not necessary.
The flash does
not operate.
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
E.
The digital
zoom setting is
set to “OFF”.
The battery
pack is
consumed.
Reference
page
25
94
Set the flash to
automatic flash
mode or forced
flash mode.
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack.
Set the still
image mode to
y or lower.
Set the digital
zoom setting to
“ON”.
Recharge the
battery pack, or
replace with a
new battery
pack.
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21, 23
66
131
21, 23
Problem
When zooming
in or out, the
zoom
movement
stops
momentarily.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
Shooting
Monitor
When
recording a
video clip
under
fluorescent
lights, a
noticeable
flicker appears
in the image.
No playback
image
appears.
Cause
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is too
high.
This occurs
when the
shutter speed
is too fast.
Reference
page
Action
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and press it
again.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
57
80
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
v or less.
80
The camera is
not in the
playback
mode.
Press the REC/
PLAY button to
switch to the
playback
mode.
42, 47,
55
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The image is
too dark.
Cause
Action
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
Hold the
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of
operation of the
flash.
Set the flash to
the forced flash
mode, and take
the picture.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
Use the spot
light-measuring
mode.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
The subject
was too far
away.
Viewing
images
The subject
was lit from
behind.
There is not
enough light.
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Reference
page
35
178
70
58
79
80
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
Reference
page
Problem
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 [
]
button was
pressed
(camera
shake).
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is
dirty.
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
[
] button
halfway to lock
the focus. Then
press the [
]
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
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70
58
80
100
76
35, 45
—
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
A part of the
image is
missing.
Cause
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The neckstrap
or a finger was
blocking the
lens.
Viewing
images
“No image” is
shown.
During audio
playback, there
is no sound.
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There is no
recorded data
for the
selected
playback
mode.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
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.
Reference
page
70
81
35
—
91
Problem
There is no
color in the
image.
The image is
distorted.
No image or
sound.
Connecting
to a TV
There is no
sound.
Image
editing
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
You cannot
edit or rotate
an image.
Cause
Action
Reference
page
The TV system
setting is not
correct.
Select the
correct TV
system setting.
136
The camera is
not correctly
connected to
the TV.
Follow the
instructions to
make the
connection
correctly.
Set the input
on the TV to
“VIDEO”.
Adjust the
playback
volume.
The TV input is
not set
correctly.
The playback
volume setting
on the camera
is too low.
This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
The protect
mode is set.
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91
Not a
malfunction.
—
Cancel the
protect mode.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Misc.
Problem
Cause
Action
Reference
page
The “Image is
protected”
message
appears and
the data
cannot be
deleted.
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”.
You have
attempted to
delete 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
“UNLOCK”.
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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 portrait
/
Snow & beach
k
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.
ISO sensitivity: Fixed at t.
Noise reduction: Fixed at “OFF”.
* When recording a video clip in dark surroundings, the shutter speed
automatically decreases to the following values in order to produce a
sufficiently bright image. However, when the flicker-reduction function is set
to “ON”, the shutter speed during video clip recording is fixed at 1/50 sec.
Video clip mode setting (page 65)
15 fps
30 fps
Shutter speed
1/15 sec
1/30 sec
Note that when playing back video clips recorded at these settings, the
movement will be somewhat jerky.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Filter
Setting
Cosmetic
%
Monochrome
W
Sepia
,
Remarks
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
Resolution: k cannot be selected.
Focus range: + cannot be selected.
About the scene select function and focus range
settings
i The scene select function changes to = when the focus range is set to
+.
i Even if you set the focus range to *, + or -, it changes to when the scene select function is set to anything other than =.
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)
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
Internal memory: Approx. 19 MB
SD Memory Card (corresponds to a 4 GB SDHC
Memory Card)
Approx. 6 million pixels
1/2.5-inch (1 cm) CCD
Virtual number of pixels: Approx. 6.37 million pixels,
interlace scan, primary color filter
k: 3680 × 2760 pixels
y: 2816 × 2112 pixels (low compression)
x: 2816 × 2112 pixels (standard compression)
8: 2816 × 1584 pixels
Q: 1536 × 2048 pixels (vertical position)
G: 1600 × 1200 pixels
[: 640 × 480 pixels
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SPECIFICATIONS
Video clip
recording mode
(recording
resolution, frame
rate, bit rate)
White balance
Lens
Aperture
Exposure control
type
Light-measuring
mode
Range
Digital zoom
Shutter speed
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b: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 3 Mbps
a: 640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps 2 Mbps
l: 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 5.0×
f=6.3 mm to 31.7 mm
zoom lens
(35 mm film camera conversion
38 mm to 190 mm)
Autofocus, 9 groups, 12 elements
(including three with five aspheric
surfaces)
Galvanometer iris
Internal ND filter
Open F=3.5 (Wide) to 4.7 (Tele)
Smallest F=8.0 (Wide) to 10.7 (Tele)
Programmable AE
Exposure correction available (0±1.8 EV in 0.3 EV
steps)
Multi-section measuring, center-weighted measuring,
spot measuring
Total mode:
10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity (Wide end)
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (Tele end)
Standard mode:
80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity
Super macro mode:
1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm (31.50 in.) (Wide end only)
For shooting:
1× to approx. 12×
For playback:
1× to approx. 57.5× (varies with resolution)
Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/2000 sec.
(Approx. 4 sec. max. when scene select function is
set to lamp Q)
(During flash: 1/30 to 1/2000 sec.)
Video clip recording mode: 1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
Sensitivity
Minimum subject
illumination
Image stabilizer
Monitor
Flash working
range
Flash modes
Focus
Self-timer
Ambient
environment
Power supply
Power consumption
Dimensions
(excluding
protrusions)
Weight
Still image shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO 50 to 400)/equivalent to ISO 50,
ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, and ISO 1600
(switchable from the RECORDING MENU)
(Maximum ISO sensitivity up to 7200 variation: when
scene select function is set to lamp Q)
Video clip recording mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO 450 to 3600)/equivalent to
ISO 450, ISO 900, ISO 1800, and ISO 3600 (switchable
from the RECORDING MENU)
(Maximum ISO sensitivity up to 7200 variation: when
scene select function is set to lamp Q)
Approx. 7 lux (when scene select is set to full auto mode =
and shutter speed is 1/30 sec)
Approx. 2 lux (when scene select is set to lamp mode Q
and shutter speed is 1/15 sec)
Electronic (video clip recording mode or still image playback
mode only)
2.5-inch (6.4 cm) amorphous silicon TFT color liquid crystal
display, transparent
Approx. 110,000 pixels (Frame coverage: Approx. 100%)
GN = 3
Approx. 10 cm (3.94 in.) to 1.7 m (5.58 ft.) (Wide)
Approx. 80 cm (31.50 in.) to 1.3 m (4.27 ft.) (Tele)
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off
TTL-type AF (9-point range finder/spot metering AF: Still
image shooting mode; Continuous AF/area: Video clip
recording mode), manual focus
Approx. 2-second delay, 10-second delay
Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
Humidity
30 to 90%
(operating, no condensation)
10 to 90%
(storage, no condensation)
Battery
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
(DB-L20: supplied) ×1
3.2 W (When using the Li-ion battery during recording)
67.7 (W) × 100.3 (H) × 34.5 (D) mm
2.67 (W) × 3.95 (H) × 1.36 (D) in. (Maximum dimensions)
Volume: Approx. 144 cc
Approx. 149 g (5.26 oz.) (Only the camera [without battery
pack and card])
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera connectors
AV terminal
ø3.5 mm mini-jack (also serves as stereo headphone
jack, impedance 16Ω to 32 Ω)
Audio
310 mVrms (–8 dBs), 47 kΩ, stereo
output
Video
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative,
output
composite video
NTSC color TV system/PAL TV system
(switchable from the OPTION MENU)
USB 2.0 High-speed
USB terminal
Battery life
Shooting
Still image
shooting mode
Video clip
recording mode
Playback
145 images:
CIPA standard (when a Hagiwara
Sys-Com 512 MB SD Memory Card
is used)
70 minutes:
Recorded in TV-SHQ mode
(640 × 480 pixels, 30 fps)
200 minutes:
Monitor on, continuous playback
i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a
25°C (77°F) ambient temperature.
i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery
pack and the conditions of use. Especially when used at temperatures
below 10°C (50°F), the battery pack operation time is drastically reduced.
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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 the internal memory and for a commercially
available SD Memory Card (512 MB, 4 GB).
Shooting/
recording
mode
Still image
mode
Video clip
mode
Sound
recording
mode
Resolution
setting
k
y
x
8
Q
G
[
b
a
l
d
e
<
Internal
memory
SD Memory Card
512 MB
5 images
148 images
6 images
169 images
9 images
253 images
12 images
336 images
17 images
476 images
27 images
754 images
142 images
3,860 images
45 sec. 20 min. 40 sec.
1 min. 6 sec. 30 min. 6 sec.
2 min. 55 sec.
1 hr. 19 min.
4 min. 13 sec.
1 hr. 54 min.
5 min. 26 sec.
2 hr. 27 min.
18 min. 23 sec.
8 hr. 24 min.
4 GB
1,190 images
1,340 images
2,030 images
2,690 images
3,760 images
5,900 images
31,000 images
2 hr. 45 min.
4 hr. 1 min.
10 hr. 36 min.
15 hr. 18 min.
18 hr. 3 min.
67 hr. 23 min.
i The maximum continuous shooting time at the l 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 The figures indicate the capacity 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 or flash depending on the
different camera operations.
Color
Multi-indicator
status
Lit
Green
Flashing
Lit
Slow
Red
Flashing
Normal
Fast
Orange
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Lit
Camera status
Connected to
computer or printer
(USB)
Power save mode
activated
Charging (during
USB connection)
Recharging inhibited
due to temperature
(during USB
connection)
During self-timer
operation
Accessing internal
memory/card data
Connected to TV/
VIDEO (AV)/
headphones
Multi-indicator
Supplied battery pack charger
Part No.
Power source
Rated output
Compatible batteries
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight (without power cord)
VPC-CG6,
Power cord
VPC-CG6GX
rated value
VPC-CG6EX
VAR-L20N
AC 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz, 10 VA,
MAX: 0.1 A
DC 4.2 V, 650 mA
Supplied or separately sold Lithium-ion
battery pack (DB-L20)
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (recharge),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
10 to 90% (no condensation)
46 (W) × 21.2 (H) × 92 (D) mm
1.81" (W) × 0.83" (H) × 3.62" (D)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.)
AC 125 V, 7 A
AC 250 V, 2.5 A
i When using the supplied battery pack charger 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
Part No.
Voltage
Rated output
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
DB-L20
3.7 V
720 mAh
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (during use,
recharging)
–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.
SDHC is a trademark.
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 [
] button is gently pressed halfway.
Press the [
] button slightly, and the target mark will appear on the monitor
to indicate that the autofocus has been activated. Next, continue to gently
press the [
] button all the way to snap the picture. This two-step method is
the way to ensure that your photos are perfectly focused.
k Reasons for unfocused images
1 The [
] button was pressed all the way in one step.
2 After the image was focused, the subject moved.
h Even if camera focuses the subject once, if the distance between the
camera and the subject is changed, the subject may become out of
focus.
3 The focus setting is not set for the correct distance.
h If you shoot a close-up subject with the camera set to the normal focus
mode, or if you shoot a subject at normal distance with the camera set
to the super macro (close-up) mode, 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 [
] button halfway.
3 Wait for the target mark to appear in the monitor, and holding the camera
steady, gently continue to press the [
] button all the way down.
Following these steps for a gentle but firm pressing of the [
ensure that you get beautifully focused photos.
] button will
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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 [
] button is gently pressed halfway, the camera’s autofocus
works by determining the distance between the camera and the subject.
Once the subject is in focus, if it then moves before the picture is snapped,
the image may be out of focus. This often happens when you once lock the
focus on a subject and then wait for the right moment to snap the picture.
And, conversely, a blurred image may result if you press the [
] button all
the way in one step in an attempt to quickly capture an action scene, thus
failing to activate the autofocus in time.
k Preventing blurred images (How to use the manual focus [page 77])
In addition to the autofocus, a manual focus mode is also incorporated in your
camera. In the autofocus mode, the distance between the camera and the
subject is automatically determined when you press the [
] button halfway.
In contrast to this, with the manual focus mode, you manually set the focus by
specifying the correct distance between the camera and the subject before
taking the picture.
k How to photograph a moving subject
1 Set the camera’s focus mode to the manual focus. Set the focus distance
to the correct distance between the camera and the subject.
2 When the subject is at the set focus distance, gently press the [
]
button all the way down.
<Advantage of using the manual focus>
i Images can be quickly captured without waiting for the autofocus to
activate.
i Because you are presetting the focus distance, the focus can be more
accurate.
<Using the manual focus effectively>
i When photographing a moving subject, press the [
] 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 [
] button, or you’ll miss the action.
NOTE
i Tips to not missing those great action shots: Make sure you’re holding the
camera correctly. Keep the subject in the lens at all times, moving the
camera with him while waiting for the right shot. Move your whole body–not
just your arms–with the camera while shooting.
i Blurred images are more likely when the zoom is set to the Tele end than
the Wide end. Set the zoom as close as possible to the Wide end.
i Learn to press the [
] button quickly yet smoothly the instant your photo
chance occurs.
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HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES
Night photography (night view portrait mode /)
Points:
i Avoid camera shake.
i Increase the ISO sensitivity.
NOTE
i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so
there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be
blurry. Stabilize the camera when shooting.
i You can photograph your subject with the night scene in the background by
using the flash. Be careful not to shoot too close to the subject, however, or
your subject’s face will appear too bright.
i After the flash operates, keep the camera and the subjects motionless for
about 2 seconds.
Photographing scenery (landscape mode +)
Points:
i Shoot using a high resolution.
i For zoom photography, use the optical zoom.
i Pay attention to picture composition.
NOTE
i When shooting with a wide-angle setting, or if you intend to enlarge the
photo, the higher the resolution, the better.
i To zoom in on distant scenery, it’s better to use the optical zoom. Using the
digital zoom produces a coarser image. Hold the camera securely, keeping
your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable.
Taking care to stabilize the camera will increase the likelihood of getting a
clear photo.
i Don’t forget to pay attention to picture composition; note perspective and
be aware of how the placement of objects affects the scene.
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