Fisher VPC-S5 Digital Camera User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VPC-S5
Digital Camera
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-S5.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make
sure to read and understand the section “USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
SAFELY AND CORRECTLY” on pages 5 to 16. 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
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-S5
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.
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OUTLINE OF OPERATION
To help you get started enjoying using your digital camera right away, given
below is an outline of the fundamental operation, from setup to shooting to
playback.
SETUP
1 Install the batteries (see page 21).
<When using a card>
h Your camera has a 16MB internal memory
that lets you store images even when no SD
Memory Card is installed. In addition, images
stored in the camera’s internal memory can
be copied to a card, and vice versa (see
page 71).
2 Install the SD Memory Card*1 (see page 22).
3 Format the SD Memory Card (see page 90).
NOTE
i Be sure to format the SD Memory Card with this
digital camera before using it. A card that is not
formatted using the digital camera may interfere
with the operation of your camera.
SHOOTING
1 Capture an image.
h Shoot a still image (see pages 29 and 30).
h Shoot a sequential shots series (see pages
29 and 32).
h Shoot a video clip*2 (see pages 30 and 33).
PLAYBACK (see page 56)
NOTE
i It is not possible to connect this camera to
a TV to view the images.
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* 1: About the SD Memory Card
This digital camera can use either an SD Memory Card or a Multi Media
Card for data storage. This manual is written with the premise that SD
Memory Cards are used. In this manual, SD Memory Card and Multi Media
Card are both referred to as “card”.
* 2: About video clips
This digital camera does not have audio record or playback functions.
Therefore, your recorded video clips will not have sound. Moreover, even if
you play back video clips that do have recorded sound with this camera, no
sound will be generated.
Symbols used in this manual
HINT
NOTE
Points that may prove useful when using the digital camera.
Points giving some extended instructions or special points to
pay attention to.
CAUTION
Points that require special attention.
(see page xx) 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” (see page
112) and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (see page 121).
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CONTENTS
OUTLINE OF OPERATION ................................................................... 1
USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY .......... 5
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES .................................... 17
CAUTIONS CONCERNING THE CARD .............................................. 18
„ PREPARATION
PARTS NAMES ................................................................................... 19
INSTALL THE BATTERIES AND CARD .............................................. 21
TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF ....................................................... 23
„ SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES (for best results) .................................. 25
CAPTURING IMAGES ......................................................................... 29
OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS ...................................................... 34
CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS .......................................... 40
„ PLAYBACK
VIEWING IMAGES .............................................................................. 56
DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN ........................... 61
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) .................................................... 63
ROTATING AN IMAGE ........................................................................ 65
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK ................................................................... 66
OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS ....................................................... 67
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„ CAMERA SETTINGS
CHANGING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ...............................................81
LCD MONITOR SETTING ....................................................................83
DATE AND TIME SETTING .................................................................85
HELP DISPLAY ....................................................................................88
LANGUAGE ..........................................................................................89
INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY .......90
POWER SAVE SETTING .....................................................................92
FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION ..............................................................94
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ..............................................96
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY AND
INTERNAL MEMORY ......................................................................97
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE ...........................98
„ OTHER FUNCTIONS AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER .....................................................100
DIRECT-PRINT ..................................................................................103
„ APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................112
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................121
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................128
HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES .......................................................135
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA
WARNING
k If the digital camera makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if
smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power and remove
the batteries.
i If the digital camera is used under these conditions, it
may cause a fire or electric shock. Immediately turn off
the digital camera, remove the batteries, and wait to
make sure no more smoke comes from the digital
camera. Then take it to the dealer for service. Do not try
to repair or open the digital camera yourself.
k Do not modify or open the cabinet
i High voltage circuits are inside, and there is a high risk
of fire or electric shock if they are touched. Any internal
check, setting, or repair should be performed by the
dealer.
k Do not use while driving
i Do not capture images, play back images, or watch the
LCD monitor while driving a vehicle. Doing so may
cause an accident.
i Be careful where you put down the digital camera inside
an automobile. During sudden stops or turns it may fall
behind the brake pedal and prevent braking.
k Be aware of your surroundings when using the
digital camera
i Pay close attention to your surroundings when using the
digital camera. Failure to do so may lead to an accident
or injury.
i When using the digital camera while walking, be very
careful of your surroundings and especially the traffic to
avoid accidents.
i Do not use the digital camera inside an airplane or
elsewhere where its use may be restricted.
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k Do not get the digital camera wet
i This digital camera is not water-resistant. Do not allow it
to get wet, as doing so may cause a fire or electric
shock.
i Do not use the digital camera in a bathroom.
i If the digital camera gets wet, immediately turn it off and
remove the batteries. Then take it to a dealer for repair.
Using the digital camera after it has been become wet
may cause a fire, electric shock, or other accident.
k Do not use during a storm
i To avoid the risk of being struck by lightning, do not
use the digital camera during a thunderstorm. In
particular, if used in an open field, you have an
increased chance of being struck by lightning. Quickly
seek refuge in a place that will protect you from
lightning.
k Do not place on an unstable surface
i The digital camera may fall, resulting in damage to the
digital camera or injury.
i If the digital camera has fallen and its body is
damaged, turn it off, remove the batteries, and take it
to the dealer for repair. Using the digital camera after
its body has been damaged may cause a fire or
electric shock.
k Do not look through the digital camera into the
sun
i Do not look through the digital camera at the sun or
any other strong source of light. Doing so may
seriously injure your eyes.
k Do not use the flash close to a person’s face
i To prevent possible eye injury, do not use the flash
near a person’s face (especially young children or
babies). If the flash is used close to a person’s opened
eyes, there is a risk that it may damage that person’s
eyesight.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
(CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA)
WARNING
k Do not use where there is risk of explosion
i Do not use the digital camera in a location where
there is explosive gas, or any other flammable
material in the air. Doing so may cause a fire or an
explosion.
k Keep the digital camera out of the reach of children
i The following may happen if children play with the
digital camera:
h They may wrap the strap around their neck and
suffocate.
h They may swallow the batteries or other small
parts. In such a case, consult a physician
immediately.
h They may damage their eyesight if the flash goes
off too close to their eyes.
h They may get hurt by the digital camera.
CAUTION
k Cautions when carrying the digital camera
i Do not walk around holding the digital camera by the
handstrap. It may hit other objects and get damaged.
When walking around, hold the digital camera in your
hand or place it in a pocket.
i Be careful not to drop the digital camera or subject it
to strong shocks.
i Make sure direct sunlight does not hit the digital
camera lens, as that may damage the internal parts.
When not using the digital camera, be sure to always
turn it off and retract the lens.
k If the digital camera is not going to be used for a
long period of time
i For safety’s sake, remove the batteries from the
camera. This will prevent any possible excess heat or
leakage of battery fluid that may result in injuries or
damage to nearby objects. (Note that when the
batteries is removed for a long period, the time and
date settings will be cleared.)
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k Cautions during use and storage
i This digital camera is a precision instrument. When using or storing the
digital camera, make sure to avoid the following locations.
h Places in direct sunlight
h Places where humidity and temperature are high
h Places that may get wet
h Places close to an air conditioner or heater
h Inside a car
h Places where there is dust and dirt
h Places where there is a fire burning
h Places where volatile products are stored
h Places subject to vibration
Operating environment
i Temperature
0 to 40°C (operation)
–20 to 60°C (storage)
i Humidity
30 to 90% (operation, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
WARNING
Cautions concerning the alkaline batteries
i Follow all the warnings indicated below to prevent the batteries from
leaking, overheating, exploding, catching fire, or becoming damaged.
h Do not install with the polarities ((+) and (–)) inverted.
h Do not recharge the batteries.
h Do not heat the batteries or throw them in a fire.
h Do not allow metal objects to touch the terminals. Do not carry loose
with necklaces, hairpins, etc.
h Do not transform, take apart, or modify the batteries.
h Do not solder the batteries.
h Do not allow the batteries to come into contact with fresh or salt water,
or allow the terminals to become wet.
h Do not attempt to remove or puncture the outer casing.
h Immediately discontinue use if there is leaking, swelling, temperature
rising, discoloration, or any other abnormal condition.
h Keep out of the reach of children.
In the event that a battery is swallowed, seek medical attention right
away.
h Do not drop, hit, or submit the batteries to strong shocks.
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General precautions concerning the batteries
i Use only alkaline batteries or other specified batteries in this
camera. Manganese batteries cannot be used, as they have a
short battery life and may overheat, causing damage to the digital
camera.
i Never use an alkaline battery together with a Ni-Cd battery, or batteries
of different types or different brands at the same time.
i Do not use a new battery together with an old battery, or combine
consumed batteries.
i Make sure not to invert the polarity ((+) and (–)) when installing the
batteries.
i Use of batteries of different types, new and old batteries, or consumed
batteries together may generate heat or cause the batteries to leak,
resulting in fire, injury or burns, or damage to the digital camera and
any other nearby object.
i When purchasing batteries, be sure to purchase only the specified
batteries. Use of batteries without protective casings or other inferior
products may cause a fire, injury, or burns.
NL
Batterij niet
weggooien, maar
inleveren als KCA.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
WARNING
i The batteries may be warm immediately after the
digital camera is used. If removing the batteries, turn
off the digital camera and allow the batteries to cool
down before removing them.
i If a battery is leaking and the electrolyte gets on your
skin or clothing, immediately rinse with clean water. If
the electrolyte gets into your eyes, you risk losing
your eyesight. Do not rub your eyes, but immediately
rinse your eyes with clean, running water, and seek
medical attention right away.
i Do not drop or hit the batteries, or submit them to
strong shocks.
i If the digital camera is not going to be used for a long period of time,
remove the batteries and store them in a cool place. (When the batteries
are removed for a long period, the time and date settings will be cleared.)
i When disposing of the batteries, be sure to follow all applicable
regulations.
i Except for the lithium battery (CR-V3), if used in temperatures below 10°C,
the service life of the batteries will be shorter than normal.
i If using rechargeable batteries, use after fully recharging with the exclusive
battery charger. Always read the instruction manuals that may come with
the batteries you purchase before use.
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Concerning the accessories
CAUTION
k Cautions concerning the use of the AC adapter
i Use only the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G4AEX for Europe,
U.K. and others, and model VAR-G4AU for North America and others) with
your digital camera. Do not use an AC adapter other than the one indicted
here, designed for specific use with your digital camera.
i If an AC adapter other than the specified one is used, it may damage the
digital camera and cause a fire or electric shock.
i Normally when using an AC adapter, remove the batteries. Otherwise the
batteries may cause excess heat, leakage, injury or damage to nearby
objects.
i For complete information on how to use the AC adapter, refer to the
instructions accompanying it.
k Cautions concerning the card
i Immediately after use, the card will be very hot. Before removing the card,
turn off the digital camera and wait for the temperature to cool down.
i Keep out of the reach of children. Young children may put the media in
their mouth and choke or cause some other unexpected injury or accident.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
FOR CORRECT USE OF YOUR CAMERA
k Cautions before capturing important images
i Before capturing important images, make sure that the digital camera
is operating properly and in condition to capture the image properly.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses that result
from images that could not be recorded, are erased, destroyed, or
damaged in any way due to a problem with the digital camera, any of
its accessories, or its software.
k Caution concerning copyrights
i The images you capture with your digital camera are for your own
private use; any other use may violate the rights of copyrights owners.
i Please note that photography may be restricted at stage
performances, shows or exhibitions, even in presentations whose
purpose is entertaining or amusing individuals.
i Also note that images that are intended to be copyrighted cannot be
used outside those limits defined by the regulations of the relevant
copyright laws.
k Cautions when cleaning the digital camera
Cleaning procedure
1 Turn off the digital camera and remove the batteries.
2 Remove the dirt with a soft cloth.
3 If the digital camera is extremely dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
moistened with a mild detergent diluted with water and wrung dry.
Caution
i Do not use benzene or thinner products to clean the digital camera. Doing
so may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling. When using a
chemically treated cloth, carefully read its instructions and warnings.
i Do not spray insecticides or volatile sprays on the digital camera. Do not let
rubber or vinyl objects contact the digital camera for a long period. They
may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling.
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k Caution concerning the batteries and terminals
i Periodically clean the battery terminals ((+) and (–)) as well as the
terminals in the camera’s battery compartment cover with a dry cloth.
Do not touch the terminals of either the batteries or the battery
compartment with your bare hands. Doing so will allow contaminants from
your hands to adhere to the terminals and oxidize, increasing the contact
resistance. If the contact resistance increases, the usable life of the
batteries will diminish.
k Caution when cleaning the lens
i If the lens gets dirty, use a commercially available air blower or a cleaning
cloth for photographic equipment to clean it.
k When not using the digital camera for a long period
i Remove the batteries. However, when the batteries are removed for a long
time, the digital camera functions may begin to not work properly.
Periodically reinstall the batteries and check the digital camera functions.
i If the batteries are left in the digital camera, a small amount of power is still
used even if the digital camera is turned off. If the batteries are left in the
digital camera for a long period, they may become completely discharged
and cannot be used.
k Cautions concerning condensation
i Using the digital camera with condensation inside it may damage the
digital camera.
If condensation seems likely to form
i Place the digital camera in a plastic bag and seal it, and then wait until the
digital camera has reached the ambient temperature.
Be careful of condensation under the following conditions
i When moving the digital camera suddenly from a cold place to a warm
place.
i When the ambient temperature changes drastically, such as when a heater
is turned on to quickly heat the room.
i When the digital camera is placed in the path of cool air from an air
conditioner.
i When the digital camera is placed in a location of high humidity.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
FOR CORRECT USE OF YOUR CAMERA (Continued)
k Caution concerning undesired interference
i The digital camera may create undesired interference if used close to a
television or radio. To avoid this type of interference, make sure the cores
on the supplied video cable and USB interface cable are not removed.
Core
Dedicated USB interface cable (supplied)
k Cautions concerning data storage
i It is recommended that any important data be copied onto a separate
media (such as a hard disk, MO disk, or CD-R disk).
i Stored data may be lost (or corrupted) in cases such as those listed below.
Sanyo Electric will not be held responsible for any damage or lost profits
arising from the loss of data.
h If the card is used incorrectly.
h If the card is not inserted correctly into the digital camera.
h If the card is subjected to electrical or mechanical shocks or other
forces.
h If the camera is turned off or a card is inserted/removed while the
internal memory or card is being accessed.
h If the card has reached the end of its usable life.
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CAUTION
k Cautions when handling the cards
i The cards are precision devices. Do not bend, drop, or subject them to
strong forces or shocks.
i Avoid using or storing the cards in places with extremely high or low
temperatures, subject to direct sunlight, in a completely closed vehicle,
near air conditioners or heaters, or in humid or dusty locations.
i Avoid using or storing the cards in locations where strong static electrical
charges or electrical noise can be easily generated.
i Do not allow the edges of the cards to become contaminated with foreign
materials. Gently wipe away any contamination with a soft, dry cloth.
i Do not carry the cards in trouser pockets, as the cards may become
damaged when you sit down or make other movements that may apply
forces.
i Before using a new card or a card that was used in other equipment, be
sure to format it using the digital camera (see “INITIALIZING THE CARD
MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY” on page 90).
i When buying commercially available products, carefully read the
instructions and warnings that come with the card.
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
i Handstrap
i Software: 1 CD-ROM
i AA alkaline batteries: 2
(batteries specially made to
be used as included
accessories)
i Dedicated USB interface
cable: 1
i Quick Guide: 1
Using the included accessories
ATTACHING THE HANDSTRAP
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CAUTIONS CONCERNING THE CARD
Media cards that can be used with this digital camera
The types of card that can be inserted into and used with this digital camera
are:
i SD Memory Card
i Multi Media Card
What “card” means in this manual
i In this manual, SD Memory Cards and Multi Media Cards that can be used
in this digital camera are referred to as “card”.
i The cards in the illustrations in this manual are SD Memory Cards, but all
installation, removal, and formatting procedures are the same for both SD
Memory Cards and Multi Media Cards.
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PREPARATION
PARTS NAMES
Front
1
9
1 Shutter release button
2 Power button
3 Mirror
h When taking a picture of
yourself, use it to check the
angle.
4 Flash
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8 7
65
5 OUTPUT terminal
6 DC IN (external DC power)
h For connecting a separately
sold AC adapter (model VARG4AEX for Europe, U.K. and
others, and model VAR-G4AU
for North America and others)
7 Tripod stand hole
8 Lens
9 Viewfinder
Rear
12
3 8
4
8
MENU
9
0
5
SET
7
A
9
A
6
1 Accessing indicator: The red
LED
Lit:
h Indicates that shooting is
enabled; during shooting
without using the LCD monitor
(see page 83); or during USB
connection (see pages 100
and 103).
Flashing (1-second intervals):
When the camera is starting up
or when the flash is recharging
(shooting not possible); while
the manual focus is being set
(see page 52); when exposure
correction is active (see page
55) or the digital zoom is being
used (see page 36) (shooting is
possible); During self-timer
countdown (see page 37); when
the batteries are consumed; or
while an image is being saved.
Slow flashing (2-second
intervals):
h When the power save mode is
active (see page 24); or when
the memory is full (shooting
not possible).
Rapid flashing (2 flashes per
second):
h When an unformatted card
(see page 90) or a locked card
is installed (shooting not
possible); or during self-timer
countdown (see page 37)
2 Viewfinder
3 Main switch
4 Zoom switch
5 Handstrap holder
6 Battery compartment cover
7 LCD monitor
8 MENU button
9 [n] and [m] arrow buttons
0 SET button
A [l] and [o] arrow buttons
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INSTALL THE BATTERIES AND CARD
Install the batteries
Make sure that the batteries’ polarities ((+) and (–)) are correct.
1
2
3
CAUTION
Manganese batteries cannot be used
i Not only do manganese batteries have a short battery life, but there is the
danger of their overheating and causing damage to the digital camera.
Other batteries
i If you wish to use batteries other than the alkaline
batteries (LR6), we recommend the following.
h AA-size nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries
(SANYO HR-3UF) × 2
h AA-size Ni-Cd batteries (SANYO N-3UV) × 2
h Lithium battery (CR-V3) × 1
When installing the batteries, make sure that they are
oriented correctly.
Do not open the battery compartment cover when the camera is turned
on.
i If the battery compartment cover is opened while the power is on,
important data may be lost. Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for
any losses that result from failure to comply with this warning.
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Insert the card
The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (see page 90).
When inserting the card, make sure that it is correctly oriented.
Take special care to orient the card correctly when inserting it. Attempting to
insert the card incorrectly may result in damage.
1
Open battery compartment cover on
the camera bottom.
3
Close the battery compartment cover.
2
[o] mark
Insert all the way until it clicks.
i To remove the card...
3 Pull out
2 Push
down
1 Open
Do not attempt to forcefully remove the
card.
HINT
Shooting without a card
i When a card is installed in your camera, you can photograph images and
play them back from the card. When no card is installed, you can still shoot
pictures and play them back from the camera’s 16 MB internal memory.
Also, the internal memory icon
appears on the LCD monitor when the
camera is turned on and there is no card installed.
About the internal backup battery
i This camera’s internal battery serves to maintain the date and time
settings, as well as the shooting settings. The backup battery will be fully
charged when the batteries are kept in the camera continuously for about 2
days. In the fully charged state, the backup battery will maintain the
camera settings for about 7 days.
When not using the camera for a long time, remove the batteries
i A small amount of power is still used even if the digital camera is turned off,
and it is therefore recommended that the batteries be removed from the
camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the
batteries are 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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TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF
Turning the power on
When capturing images
1
2
Set the main switch to [
] or [
[
]: To shoot still images or
sequential shots
[
]: To shoot video clips
].
Press the power button.
h The power turns on, an image
appears on the LCD monitor, and
the accessing indicator next to the
viewfinder lights.
When playing back images
1
2
Set the main switch to [
].
Main switch
PC
Accessing
indicator
Power
button
LCD monitor
Main switch
Press the power button.
h The power turns on, and an image
appears on the LCD monitor.
PC
Power
button
LCD monitor
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Turning the power off
1
Press the power button.
h The power turns off.
h The LCD monitor and accessing
indicator turn off.
h If the lens is extended, it
automatically retracts.
Turning the power on when the power save function is active
In order to save the battery power, the power save function will automatically
turn off the power 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, the power is restored after any of
the following operations:
h Press the power button.
h Press the shutter release button.
h Press the MENU button.
h Press the SET button.
i After the power save function has been active for 15 minutes, the power
will turn off completely.
i When the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G4AEX for Europe,
U.K. and others, and model VAR-G4AU for North America and others) is
connected, the power save function will become active about 10 minutes
after the camera is turned on (factory-preset setting).
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is
activated (see page 92).
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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SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES (for best results)
Recording the date and time
When the correct date and time are set in your camera, the date and time are
recorded with the image each time you snap a picture (see page 85).
To facilitate organizing your photographed data, it is recommended that you
complete your camera’s date and time settings before shooting pictures.
A clock alert icon
appearing on the LCD monitor indicates that the date
and time settings have not been completed.
Holding the camera
Hold the camera securely with both hands, keeping your elbows close to your
body and making sure the camera is stable.
Correct hold
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking the lens.
Make sure that the lens or flash is not blocked by your fingers or the
handstrap.
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode or sequential shots
shooting mode can be rotated when they are played back (see page 65).
Note that video clips cannot be rotated while they are being played back.
i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the
image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.
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Using the Autofocus
The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are certain
conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work properly. If the
autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus range to capture
images (see page 52).
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 (see page 30)
to lock the focus on an object with contrast
at the same distance as the desired
subject.
i Subjects without vertical lines
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on the subject while holding the
digital camera vertically.
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While the image data is being recorded...
i The accessing indicator flashes while an image is being recorded and it is
not possible to take another picture at this time. When the accessing
indicator stops flashing, the camera is again enabled for shooting.
View the image just captured (preview display)
i Immediately after capturing an image,
PREVIEW
you can press the SET button to preview
the image. Press the [l] or [m] arrow
button to view the previous image or the
next image. For video clips, press the
SET button to begin playback, and press
the [n] arrow button to pause playback.
ONE ERASE
Also, when playback is paused, you can
EXIT
press the [l] or [m] arrow button for fast
forward play or fast reverse play.
After video clip playback has ended, you
can go to the start of the previously recorded video clip by pressing the [l]
or [m] arrow button.
If you do not want to keep the image, you can press the [n] button at this
time to delete the currently displayed image from the camera’s memory. To
return to the shooting mode, press the [o] arrow button.
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CAPTURING IMAGES
Setting the shooting mode
Set the camera to the still image or sequential
shots shooting mode
1
2
3
4
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Set the main switch to [ ], and
turn on the camera (see page 23).
h An image appears on the LCD
monitor. If no image appears,
please see page 83 and follow the
steps to enable the LCD monitor.
Press the MENU button.
h The Still Image Shooting Setting
Screen appears.
Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to select the operation mode
menu.
: To capture still images (still
image shooting mode).
: To capture sequential shots
(sequential shots shooting
mode).
Press the [l] or [m] arrow button
to select the desired icon, and
press the SET button.
h If you press the MENU button, the
still image shooting setting screen
is canceled.
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Set the camera to the video clip shooting mode
1
Set the main switch to [ ], and turn on the camera.
h An image appears on the LCD monitor. If no image appears, please
see page 83 and follow the steps to enable the LCD monitor.
Capturing still images
1
2
Set the camera to the still image
shooting mode (see page 29).
Shutter release button
LCD monitor
Slowly press and hold the shutter
release button halfway.
h The target mark
or the focus
icon
(focus-lock) appears in
the LCD monitor.
h If the Shooting Setting Screen
(see page 40), was displayed, it is
exited.
(Press halfway)
Focus icon
Target mark
3
Press the shutter release button
all the way.
h The image is captured.
(Press fully)
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CAPTURING IMAGES
NOTE
About the focus icon and target mark
i The target mark outlines the area that the camera is using to focus. If the
area outlined by the target mark is not the subject you want to focus on,
then refocus your subject, for example by changing the shooting angle.
i The target mark does not appear in the following situations.
When the subject is not in focus
When using the self-timer to take a picture (see page 37)
When the focus is set to focus range
or
(see page 52)
When the Scene Select
or
function is enabled (see page 45)
i When the camera focuses on a wide area of the central part of the screen,
a large target mark appears.
If the motion alert 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
movement becomes high, the motion
alert icon
may appear on the LCD
monitor. In this case, use a tripod to
stabilize the camera when shooting, or
set the flash operation mode to
automatic (see page 34).
i When shooting with the scene selection
function set to the fireworks
mode,
the motion alert icon always appears,
but this is normal.
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Motion alert icon
Capturing sequential shots
1
2
3
Set the camera to the sequential shots shooting mode (see page 29).
Press the shutter release button to capture the sequential shots.
h Images are captured as long as the shutter release button is pressed.
h During shooting,
appears in the LCD monitor.
Finish capturing images.
h Release the shutter release button to end recording.
About the maximum number of sequential shots
The maximum number of sequential shots varies depending on the resolution
and compression settings.
Resolution setting
m
l
Compression
setting
Maximum number
of sequential
shots
Not available
3
4
4
4
NOTE
About the focus during sequential shots shooting
i In sequential shots shooting, the autofocus function is activated when the
shutter release button is pressed halfway and remains fixed at the same
focus until the sequential shots are finished.
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CAPTURING IMAGES
Video Clips (no audio)
Your camera can shoot Video clips.
* Video clips can only be shot without sound.
1
2
3
Set the camera to the video clip
shooting mode (see page 30).
Press the shutter release button to
record the video clip.
h It is not necessary to keep the
shutter release button pressed
while shooting.
h During recording
appears on
the LCD monitor.
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.
REC (recording) indicator
Recording time
(min:sec)
Remaining
recording time (sec)
End the recording.
h Press the shutter release button to stop recording.
NOTE
i The data for a video clip is very large. Therefore, be aware that if the video
clip is uploaded to a computer to be played back, the computer may not be
able to play back the video fast enough, making it appear jerky. (The video
will always be displayed properly on the LCD monitor.)
i The possible shooting time for each video clip will differ depending on the
card. Also depending on the card, shooting may end even before the
possible shooting time indicated on page 132.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
Using the flash
The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light,
but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera
has four modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode, flash
off mode, and red-eye reduction mode). The flash is available only when
shooting still images.
1
Set the camera to the still image
shooting mode (see page 29).
h The current flash mode is shown
on the LCD monitor.
Flash mode
No icon: The digital 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).
:
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).
:
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).
:
The digital camera will detect the subject brightness and use
the flash only when required. At this time the flash will operate
in a manner that reduces the red reflection (“red-eye”) in the
subject’s eyes.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
2
Press the flash button [
] ([n]) to select the flash mode.
h Each time the flash button is pressed, the flash mode icon changes.
Flash button
3
Flash
Press the shutter release button.
h The image is captured in the desired flash mode.
<Shooting without using the LCD monitor>
1 Press the flash button.
h The LCD monitor turns on briefly to show the currently set flash
mode.
2 Press the flash button within 5 seconds to set the desired flash mode.
NOTE
In the automatic flash mode...
i In the automatic flash mode using the LCD monitor, when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway, a
icon appearing in the upper
right area of the LCD monitor indicates that the flash will operate.
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Using the zoom
There are two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom.
1
2
3
Point the camera lens at the subject.
Press [T] or [W] on the zoom
switch to compose the desired
image.
[T]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is
pressed, the zoom bar appears
on the LCD monitor.
h When the optical zoom factor is
at maximum, zooming stops
temporarily. When [T] on the
zoom switch is pressed again,
the mode changes to the digital
zoom mode and zooming
continues (if digital zooming is
enabled).
Press the shutter release button.
Zoom switch
[W]
[T]
LCD monitor
Zoom bar
Pointer
When both optical
and digital zoom
are enabled
Optical zoom
Digital zoom (yellow)
When optical zoom
only is enabled
NOTE
i When shooting without the LCD monitor, the digital zoom is not available.
i At the WIDE end, the zoom is resetting; this is not a malfunction.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
SELF-TIMER
The self-timer can be used to take photos in the still image shooting mode
and sequential shots shooting mode.
1
2
Set the camera to the still image or sequential shots shooting mode,
press the MENU button and select the self-timer menu.
Press the [n] or [o] button to select
the self-timer menu.
: Turns off the self-timer function.
: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 2
seconds after the shutter release
button is pressed.
: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 10
seconds after the shutter release
button is pressed.
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SELF-TIMER
OFF
3
4
Select desired icon, and press the SET button.
h This completes the self-timer setting.
Press the shutter release button.
When
is selected...
When the shutter release button is pressed, the self-timer indicator flashes for
about 7 seconds, then flashes rapidly for about 2 seconds, and then is lit for 1
second to indicate the timing at which the shutter will be released.
Shutter release button
Self-timer indicator light
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
i When using the self-timer function, be sure to use a tripod or place the
digital camera on a level, stable surface.
HINT
About the focus
i In self-timer photography, the autofocus is activated just before the shutter
is released to produce a focussed image.
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the shutter release button is pressed again before the image is captured,
the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the shutter release
button one more time to restart the self-timer.
i To cancel self-timer photography, select the self-timer off icon
and
press the SET button.
i The self-timer setting automatically changes to off
after the picture is
snapped.
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CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS
You can change the shooting settings by selecting the desired menu from the
Shooting Setting Screen and modifying the settings.
Displaying the Shooting Setting Screen
1
2
Set the main switch to [
] or
[
], and turn on the camera
(see page 23).
[
]: The camera is set to the
still image/sequential
shooting mode.
[
]: The camera is set to the
video clip shooting mode.
Press the MENU button.
[
]: The Still Image/
Sequential Shooting
Setting Screen appears
(see page 41).
[
]: The Video Clip Shooting
Setting Screen appears
(see page 43).
Main switch
PC
FULL AUTO
USE AUTO SETTINGS
<Still Image/Sequential Shooting Setting Screen>
k To cancel the Shooting Setting
Screen
h Press the MENU button.
FULL AUTO
USE AUTO SETTINGS
<Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen>
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Still Image/Sequential Shots Shooting Setting
Screens
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
FULL AUTO
USE AUTO SETTINGS
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1 Setting/option switch (see
page 81)
Switch between the Shooting
Screen and the Option Screen
2 Scene Select menu (see page 45)
5 Self-timer menu (see page 37)
: Full auto icon
: Sports icon
: Portrait icon
: Landscape icon
6 Mode menu (see page 29)
: Cosmetic icon
: Night view icon
: Fireworks icon
: Sepia icon
: Monochrome icon
: Composite icon
7 Compression menu (see page 51)
: ID photo icon
3 Resolution menu (see page 50)
l: 2,592 × 1,944 pixels (5 million
pixels) resolution icon
m: 3,680 × 2,760 pixels (10 million
8 White Balance menu (see page 54)
pixels) resolution icon
: 1,600 × 1,200 pixels (2 million
pixels) resolution icon
: 640 × 480 pixels (300,000
pixels) resolution icon
4 Focus menu (see page 52)
: Shooting with the autofocus
: Super macro icon
: Distance photography
: Shooting with manual focus
9 Exposure correction icon (see
page 55)
Adjust the image brightness.
0 HELP display (see page 88)
A Remaining battery charge
(see page 98)
B Internal memory icon (see
page 22)
i When two mutually exclusive settings are made, the later setting has
priority, and the related settings are changed accordingly.
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Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Main switch
FULL AUTO
USE AUTO SETTINGS
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1 Setting/option switch (see
page 81)
Switch between the Shooting
Screen and the Option Screen.
2 Scene Select menu (see page 45)
: Full auto icon
: Sports icon
: Portrait icon
: Landscape icon
: Cosmetic icon
: Sepia icon
: Monochrome icon
3 Resolution menu (see page 50)
: 320 × 240 pixel
resolution icon
: 160 × 120 pixel
resolution icon
4 Focus menu (see page 52)
: Shooting with the auto
focus
: Shooting with manual
focus
5 White Balance menu (see page 54)
: The camera determines
the optimum white
balance settings based
on the ambient light and
weather.
: Fair weather setting
: Overcast setting
: Fluorescent lighting
setting
: White (incandescent)
light setting
6 Exposure correction icon (see
page 55)
Adjust the image brightness.
7 HELP display (see page 88)
8 Remaining battery charge
(see page 98)
9 Internal memory icon (see
page 22)
: Super macro icon
: Distance photography
i When two mutually exclusive settings are made, the later setting has
priority, and the related settings are changed accordingly.
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Scene Select function
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, special
effects, etc.) for specific shooting conditions.
Still
image
Shooting mode
Sequential
Video
shots
clip
The camera makes settings suitable for
the surrounding conditions.
Capture a split-second image of a fastmoving subject.
Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by
blurring the background.
Full auto
Sports
Portrait
For beautiful shots of distant scenery.
Landscape
Enhance skin tones during close-up
shots.
Cosmetic
Night view
Fireworks
–
–
Photograph the subject while keeping
the background night scenery.
–
–
For photographing fireworks displays.
Create a sepia-tone photo.
Sepia
Monochrome
Composite
–
ID photo
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Snap black-and-white photos.
–
Select a frame to create a composite
photo.
–
Creates three identical ID photos in two
size (6 total): 45 × 35 mm [1.77" × 1.38"]
and 40 × 30 mm [1.57" × 1.18"], printed
out on postcard-sized paper.
1
Display the Shooting Setting Screen
(see page 40), and select the scene
select menu.
FULL AUTO
USE AUTO SETTINGS
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
2
Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
: Full auto
: Sports
: Portrait
: Landscape
: Cosmetic
: Night view
: Fireworks
: Sepia
: Monochrome
: Composite
: ID photo
NOTE
To return to normal shooting
Select
from the scene select menu, and press the SET button.
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CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS
Notes regarding the Scene Select feature
Please note the following points when using the Scene Select feature.
Setting
Remarks
Sports
Portrait
Landscape
Manual focus
is available for the
focus range setting.
Cosmetic
Night view
To prevent taking blurred photos, use a
tripod or the like to stabilize the camera.
Fireworks
To prevent taking blurred photos, use a
tripod or the like to stabilize the camera.
The flash cannot be used.
The focus setting is fixed at the distance
photography
setting.
Composite
The m and l resolution settings are
not available.
Manual focus
is available for the
focus range setting.
ID photo
The m resolution setting is not
available.
Manual focus
is available for the
focus range setting.
NOTE
When shooting without using the LCD monitor...
i The digital zoom cannot be used.
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Shooting composite (combined) images
1
2
3
4
Select the composite icon
from
the Scene Select menu, and press
the SET button.
Press the SET button again.
h The frame selection display
appears.
COMPOSITE
SELECT PATTERN
BACK TO MENU
Press the [l] or [m] button to select
the desired frame shape, and press
the SET button.
h The select frame shape fills the display.
Capture the image for the
background (frame).
h Point the lens at the background
subject, and snap the picture.
PHOTOGRAPH OUTER
5
Next, capture the image that will be
superimposed in the frame.
h Take the photo of the image inside
the frame.
PHOTOGRAPH INNER
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Snapping ID photos
Lets you take either of two different-sized ID photos (45 × 35 mm [1.77" ×
1.38"] or 40 × 30 mm [1.57" × 1.18"], printed out on postcard-sized paper).
1
2
3
Select the ID photo icon
the SET button.
from the Scene Select menu, and press
Press the MENU button again.
h The ID photo outline appears on
the LCD display.
Align the subject with the ID photo
outline, and snap the picture.
h After the preview screen for the
captured image appears, you are
returned to the Shooting Screen.
h Three images are shown in each of
two sizes on the Playback Screen.
<Playback Screen>
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Adjusting the image quality
k Resolution setting
If the resolution is increased, the image quality will improve, but the number of
remaining images that can be taken will decrease. Select the resolution
according to the desired image quality and purpose.
1
Display the Shooting Setting Screen
(see page 40), and select the
resolution menu.
RESOLUTION
2592X1944 ( 5M )
2
Select the desired resolution icon,
and press the SET button.
<Still image/sequential shots
shooting modes>
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
m : 10 million pixels (3,680 × 2,760 pixels)
l : 5 million pixels (2,592 × 1,944 pixels (still image shooting mode
only))
: 2 million pixels (1,600 × 1,200 pixels)
: 300,000 pixels (640 × 480 pixels)
<Video clip shooting mode>
: 320 × 240 pixels
: 160 × 120 pixels
HINT
Concerning shooting at m resolution
i At the m resolution, the digital zoom is not available.
i When shooting at m resolution, the camera processes the captured
image internally to produce a 3,680 × 2,760 pixels image.
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CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS
k Set the compression rate (still images and sequential shots only)
Use the procedure below to set the compression rate. Even if the same
resolution is used, you can change the compression setting to decrease the
image data size so that you can capture more images, or increase the image
data size for no loss in image quality.
1
2
Display the Shooting Setting Screen (see page 40), and select the
compression menu.
Select the desired compression rate
icon, and press the SET button.
: Stores the data with a low
compression (high quality).
: Stores the data with normal
compression (normal quality).
COMPRESSION
FINE
NOTE
About the resolution and compression settings
i The image captured by a digital camera consists of a collection of small
dots. The resolution refers to the number of these dots, and the greater the
number, the higher the image quality. As the resolution increases, the size
of the resulting data also increases, and the number of images that can be
captured decreases. To compensate for this, this digital camera is able to
compress the data. This digital camera uses JPEG compression. If JPEG
compression is used, when the image is played back, an extremely small
portion of it is lost. The higher the compression rate, the more of the
original image is lost.
Therefore, in the still image mode, this digital camera also allows you to
store image data at extremely low compression to ensure that a minimum
of the original image is lost. This is the
mode. Since the image data is
large when the
mode is used, compared to
compression, the
digital camera requires more time both to store the data after the shutter
release button is pressed and to display the image in the playback mode.
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CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS
How to use the manual focus
1
2
3
Select the manual focus icon
the SET button.
from the focus menu, and press
Press the SET button.
h The focus distance adjustment bar appears.
Use the [l] and [m] arrow buttons to
adjust the focus distance, and press
the SET button.
h The focus distance is fixed, and you
are returned to the Shooting
Screen.
NOTE
About the focal length
i The indicated focal length is that as measured from the lens surface.
i There may be somewhat of a disparity between the focal length numerical
value that is set using the manual focus and the actual distance to the
subject. To confirm the focus, it is best to check that the image is in focus
on the LCD monitor.
About zoom movement when using the manual focus
i If the focus distance is set to 30 cm (11.81 in) or less, the zoom is
automatically set to the wide end.
i When the focus distance is set to 30 cm (11.81 in) or less, the zoom will
function only within the range at which the image is focused.
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White Balance Setting
This digital camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most
lighting conditions. It is recommended that you adjust the white balance
setting especially if specifying a light source.
1
2
Display the Shooting Setting Screen (see page 40), and select the
white balance menu.
Select the desired white balance
icon, and press the SET button.
: The digital 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.
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
: For shooting outside on a sunny
day.
: For shooting outside on a cloudy
day.
: For shooting inside under
fluorescent lighting.
: For shooting inside under
incandescent lighting.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 2, select
, and then press the SET button.
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CHANGING THE SHOOTING SETTINGS
Exposure Correction
When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker.
1
2
Cancel the Shooting Setting Screen
(see page 40).
h Press the MENU button to exit the
Shooting Setting Screen.
Press [l] or [m] on the arrow button.
h The exposure correction bar
appears.
h At this point, you can press [l] or
[m] on the arrow button to adjust the
exposure.
HINT
i Exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases:
When the pointer is set to the center position.
After the shooting mode is changed.
When the playback mode is set.
After the power is turned off.
i The exposure setting numerical value is shown at the left end of the
exposure bar. The exposure can be set to a value from –1.8EV to +1.8EV.
i The accessing indicator flashes when the exposure correction is active.
i You can also correct the exposure by selecting the exposure correction
icon
on the Shooting Setting Screen.
NOTE
When shooting without using the LCD monitor...
i Exposure correction is disabled.
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PLAYBACK
VIEWING IMAGES
1
2
Set the main switch to [
], and
turn on the camera.
h The last recorded image is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
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Select the image you wish to view.
To display the previous image, press
the [l] arrow button.
To display the next image, press the
[m] arrow button.
LCD monitor
Set button
Arrow
button
SET
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VIEWING IMAGES
3
Play back a video clip.
Normal playback
h Press the SET button.
h Pressing [l] during a video clip playback will start reverse playback.
To pause playback
h Press the [n] button to pause playback; press the SET button to
continue playback.
To play back one image at a time (single-frame step)
h While video clip playback is paused, you can press the [m] arrow
button to view the frames in order, or [l] to view them in reverse order.
To accelerate playback
h 2x fast forward playback: During normal speed playback, press [m].
h 20x fast forward playback: During 2x playback, press [m].
* Pressing [l] will start reverse playback.
h For normal playback: during playback, press the SET button.
NOTE
i Sound cannot be played back.
i To play back images from the camera’s internal memory, remove the card
from the camera.
HINT
i If you press the shutter release button while an image is displayed, the
image number will be shown. Press the shutter release button again to turn
off the image number indication.
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HINT
To view video clips on your computer
i You can view video clips taken with this camera on your computer using
QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or later from Apple.
i By using the QuickTime Plug-in included with QuickTime, you can also
play back your video clips on your Internet browser.
i QuickTime 6.5 for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the included
CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack).
i Online information about QuickTime can be found at
http://www.apple.com/
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VIEWING IMAGES
Convenient 9-image display playback
1
2
3
Set the main switch to [
and turn on the camera.
],
Main switch
Press [W] ([
]) on the zoom
switch.
h The 9-image display appears.
PC
Zoom switch
[W]
Select the image to play back.
h Press the [n], [o], [l] or [m]
arrow button to move the
orange frame to the desired
image, and press the SET
button.
Instead of pressing the SET
button, you can press [T] ([
])
on the zoom switch to show the
image full screen.
Arrow button
Video clip
Orange
frame
Still image
100
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
Image number
Folder number
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Magnifying (zooming in) the image
1
2
Display the image that you want to magnify (see pages 56 and 57).
h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify.
Press [T] ([
]) on the zoom switch.
ZOOM
h Magnification is enabled.
h The image is magnified, and the
central portion of the image is
displayed.
h Use the arrow buttons to view
MOVE
different parts of the magnified
ZOOM I/O
image.
SHUTTER FOR SAVE
To magnify:
Press [T] ([
]) on the zoom
switch.
To return to normal size:
Press [W] ([
]) on the zoom switch.
h The maximum degree of magnification will depend on the resolution of
the original image.
h The maximum magnification is about 58x at m resolution.
h If the image has been rotated, it will be returned to its original
orientation and then enlarged.
h One scene (still image) of a paused video clip can be enlarged;
however, a video clip cannot be played while enlarged.
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image.
i Press the shutter release button. The magnified portion is saved as a new
still image.
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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN
To process your photographed images, select the desired menu from the
Playback Setting Screen.
Displaying the Playback Setting Screen
1
2
Set the main switch to [
], and turn on the camera (see page 23).
h The image that was last captured appears on the LCD monitor.
Press the MENU button.
h The Playback Setting Screen
appears.
k To cancel the Playback Setting
Screen
h Press the MENU button.
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100 - 0001
242KB
PROTECT
Change image
protect setting
Playback Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
100 - 0001
1004KB
PROTECT
Change image
protect setting
COPY IMAGE
EXTRACT STILL
SLIDESHOW
1 Setting/option switch (see
page 81)
h Switch between the Playback
Screen and the Option
Screen.
2 Data protect setting (prevent
accidental erase)
3 Data erase
4 Resize
5 Rotate image
6 Print settings
7 Copy image data
h Displayed only when there is a
card installed.
8 Extract still image
9 Slideshow settings and
playback
0 HELP display
A Image number
B Data size
C Protect mark
D Resolution
E Compression rate
F Internal memory icon
G Remaining battery charge
i Icons 7 through 9 on the Playback Setting Screen are displayed when
you press the [n] or [o] arrow button to scroll down the screen.
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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE)
For a still image that was captured using a higher resolution than
, you
can change the size to 640 × 480 pixels or 320 × 240 pixels and save it as a
separate still image.
1
Display the still image whose size you want to change.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
3
Select the resize icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Resize Screen appears.
RESIZE
EXIT
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English
4
Press [n] or [o] on the arrow button to select the new image size.
: The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.
: The saved image will be 320 × 240 pixels.
: Return to the Playback Setting Screen.
5
6
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm Size Change Screen
appears.
RESIZE?
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h Resizing begins.
h When resizing is completed, you
are returned to the Playback
Setting Screen.
YES
EXIT
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ROTATING AN IMAGE
Captured images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
Display the still image you want to rotate.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
3
Select the rotate image icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Rotate Image Screen appears.
ROTATE
: Rotates image clockwise 90
degrees
: Rotates image counterclockwise
90 degrees
d: Return to the Playback Setting
Screen.
4
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RIGHT
LEFT
EXIT
Select the rotate right icon
or rotate left icon
, and press the
SET button.
h Each time the SET button is pressed, the image is rotated another 90
degrees.
English
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK
1
2
Display the still image or video clip to play back, and display the
Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
Select the slideshow icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Slideshow Screen appears.
STILL Only still images are played
IMAGE: back in the slideshow.
SLIDESHOW
STILL IMAGE
VIDEO CLIP
MIX
VIDEO Only video clips are played
CLIP: back in the slideshow.
MIX:
Still images and video clips
are played back in the
slideshow.
EXIT:
Return to the Playback
Setting Screen.
EXIT
<When STILL IMAGE or MIX is selected>
1 Select “TIME” or “EFFECT”, press the SET button.
2 Press [n] or [o] on the arrow button to select the desired setting.
3 Press the SET button.
3
Select “START”, and press the SET
button.
h Slideshow playback is canceled
when the SET button, MENU button
or an arrow button is pressed.
SLIDESHOW
TIME
4SEC
EFFECT
OFF
START
EXIT
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Image protect mode (Prevent accidental erasure)
By using the image protect mode, you can prevent accidental erasure or
overwriting of the important data that you want to keep.
1
Display the data that you want to protect.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
3
Select the protect icon
4
.
Press the SET button.
h “LOCK?” appears.
h If the protect mode has already
been enabled for the data, then
“UNLOCK?” appears.
PROTECT
LOCK?
YES
EXIT
5
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h The protect mode is set for the
data.
h The protect mark
indicates
that the data is locked.
Protect mark
PROTECT
UNLOCK?
YES
EXIT
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CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if
the card is reformatted (see page 90).
HINT
To select a different image in steps 4 and 5...
i Press [l] or [m].
To cancel the protect mode for an image...
i Display the desired data and repeat steps 2 to 5. The protect mark will
disappear and the protect mode is canceled.
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Erasing Data
Images and video clips can be erased one at a time, or all at once.
1
Display the data that you want to erase.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
3
Select the erase icon
and press
the SET button.
h The Erase Screen appears.
For still images:
ONE ERASE: Erases one still image
at a time.
ERASE ALL: Erases all the images.
ERASE
ONE ERASE
ERASE ALL
EXIT
For video clips:
ONE ERASE: Erases the video clip
displayed.
ERASE ALL: Erases all the images.
h Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button, to return to the Playback
Setting Screen.
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English
4
5
Press [n] or [o] on the arrow button
to select the desired type of erase,
and press the SET button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen
appears.
YES: Erases the selected data.
EXIT: Does not erase the selected
data and returns to the Erase
Screen.
ONE ERASE?
YES
EXIT
Press [n] to select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h “ERASING” is displayed, after which the next image appears. The
data is erased.
h To erase other data, select “EXIT”, press [l] or [m] to display the data
that you want to erase and repeat step 5.
HINT
To select a different data in step 4...
i If “ONE ERASE” is selected, select “EXIT”, and press [l] or [m] on the
arrow button to select different data.
HINT
To quickly erase the currently displayed image
1 Display the image you want to erase.
2 Press the arrow [n] ([ ]) button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen appears.
3 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The displayed image is erased.
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Copy image data
You can copy your photographed images from the camera’s internal memory
to a card, and vice versa.
1
Insert a card in the camera (see page 22).
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
3
Select the copy image icon
and
press the SET button.
h The Copy Image Screen appears.
h Press the [n] or [o] arrow button to
select the copy source.
INT MEM m CARD:
Image data is copied from the internal
memory to the card.
INT MEM l CARD:
Image data is copied from the card to
the internal memory.
COPY IMAGE
CHOOSE COPY DIRECTION
INT MEM
CARD
INT MEM
CARD
EXIT
h If a card is not inserted in the camera, you cannot select the copy
image icon
.
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4
5
Press the SET button.
h The screen appears for you to
select whether to copy only the
image currently shown or to copy all
the images from the card or the
internal memory. Press the [n] or
[o] arrow button to make your
selection.
COPY IMAGE
COPY SINGLE
COPY ALL
EXIT
Press the SET button.
h The Copy Confirmation Screen appears. To proceed with copying,
select “YES” and press the SET button.
h To copy other data, press [l] or [m] to display the data that you want
to copy and press the SET button.
h If you wish to cancel the copy procedure and return to the Copy Image
Screen, press the MENU button, or select “EXIT” and press the SET
button.
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Extracting a Still Image From a Video Clip
You can select one image (scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a
still image (the original data remains unchanged).
1
2
3
Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and
save (see pages 56 and 57).
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
Select the extract still icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The screen to extract an image
appears.
YES:
The image is copied and saved
as a still image (the original
data is left unchanged).
EXIT: The still image extraction
procedure is canceled, and you
are returned to the Playback
Setting Screen.
4
SAVE THIS IMAGE?
YES
EXIT
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The image is extracted.
h Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button, or press the MENU button,
to return to the Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
To select a different image (frame) in step 3...
i Press [l] or [m] on the arrow button.
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EXTRACT STILL
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Print Settings (DPOF setting)
In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your
camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering
digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can
use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is
displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.
Display the Print Settings Screen
1
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 61).
Select the print settings icon DPOF ,
and press the SET button.
h The Print Settings Screen appears.
PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
The specified
print settings
apply to all the
still images.
EACH IMAGE
EACH IMAGE:
The print
settings are
specified for
each individual
image.
EXIT
INDEX:
All the still images are printed as miniature images
(thumbnail images), several images on one print.
ALL CLEAR:
Clear all the print settings. This cannot be selected
if no print settings have been made for the image.
EXIT:
Return to the Still Image Playback Setting Screen.
ALL IMAGES:
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
HINT
i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still
image from a video clip, you must first save it (save frame (see page 73))
as a still image.
HINT
About the DPOF format
i DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a print order format. You can connect
your camera to a DPOF-compatible printer to produce your prints. You can
also set the print settings for the desired images, and then have the
reserved images printed automatically.
About the finished prints
i Images that have been rotated will be printed in their original orientation.
i The quality of the print output will differ depending on the print service and
printer used.
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Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify print settings for each individual image (EACH IMAGE), or
apply the print settings to all the images on the card (ALL IMAGES).
1
2
Display the Print Settings Screen (see page 74).
Select EACH IMAGE or ALL
IMAGES.
ALL IMAGES:
EACH IMAGE:
3
The set print
settings are
applied to all the
still images on the
card.
PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
The set print
settings are
applied only to the
image currently
displayed.
Press the SET button.
h The Date/Number Print Screen
appears.
h If EACH IMAGE was selected,
press the [l] or [m] arrow button
display the desired image to print.
h Under “SETTINGS” the settings
that are currently active for the
displayed image are shown. You
can press the [l] or [m] arrow
button to confirm the print settings
for each image.
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
COPIES
0
SETTINGS
DATE
COPIES
ADD TO PRINT SETTING
EXIT
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
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77
Specify whether the date is
displayed on the print, and the
number of prints.
<Specifying dated prints>
1 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to select “DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Date Screen appears.
3 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to select the desired option.
YES: Print the date.
NO: Do not print the date.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Number Print Screen.
<Specifying the number of prints>
1 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to select “COPIES”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Number Screen
appears.
3 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to specify the number of prints.
h Press the [n] or [o] arrow
button until the desired number
of prints is displayed.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Number Print Screen.
English
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
SETTINGS
DATE
COPIES
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
COPIES
0
COPIES
5
Select “ADD TO PRINT SETTING”
and press the SET button.
h The Confirm Print Settings Screen
appears.
If the print settings are correct:
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
If the print settings were
changed:
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
SETTINGS
DATE
YES
DATE YES
COPIES
1
COPIES 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
Index print
Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print.” This is
convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.
1
2
Display the Print Settings Screen
(see page 74).
PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
EACH IMAGE
Select “INDEX”.
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
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OTHER PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
3
Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
YES:
Specify an index print copy.
EXIT:
Discontinue the setting
procedure, and return to the
Print Setting Screen.
INDEX PRINT
SET INDEX PRINT?
YES
EXIT
4
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h This completes the setting for the index print. You are returned to the
Print Settings Screen.
Changing the print settings
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 4 on pages 76 and
77.
Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”,
and press the SET button.
ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
DATE NO
COPIES
1
COPIES 1
MODIFY PRINT SETTING
EXIT
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SETTINGS
Clearing all the print settings
Delete the print settings for all images.
1
Display the Print Settings Screen (see page 74).
2
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear Screen
appears.
ALL CLEAR
DATE YES
COPIES 5
YES:
Clear the print settings for all
images.
CLEAR ALL SETTINGS?
EXIT:
Cancel the clear procedure
and return to the Print
Settings Screen.
YES
EXIT
Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h All the print settings are cleared
and you are returned to the Print
Settings Screen.
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CAMERA SETTINGS
CHANGING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
You can change the camera settings by selecting the desired menu from the
Option Screen and modifying the settings.
To display the Option Screen
1
2
3
4
Set the main switch to the desired
mode.
For a Shooting Option Screen:
Set to [
] or [
].
For the Playback Option Screen:
Set to [
].
Press the MENU button.
MENU button
Press the [n] or [o] arrow button
to select the shooting settings/
camera settings switch (see
pages 42, 44 and 62).
Press the [m] arrow button to
select the
icon.
When the main switch is set to
[
] or [
]:
The corresponding Shooting
Option Screen appears (see page
82).
When the main switch is set to
[
]:
The Playback Option Screen
appears (see page 82).
k To cancel the Option Screen
i Press the MENU button.
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Main switch
English
Arrow button
MONITOR ON/OFF
CLOCK SET
HELP DISP
LCD BRIGHTNESS
LANGUAGE
Option Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
1 Shooting settings/camera
settings switch
2 Monitor ON/OFF setting
3 Date and time setting
4 Help display settings
5 Monitor brightness
6 Screen display language
7
8
9
0
A
Card reformat (format)
Power save
File No. Reset
Reset settings
Playback setting/camera
settings switch
B Internal memory icon
i Icons 7 through 0 in the Shooting Option Screen, and icons 8 through
0 in the Playback Option Screen are displayed when you press the [n] or
[o] arrow button to scroll down the screen.
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LCD MONITOR SETTING
Set the LCD monitor to on or off
You can save battery power by turning off the LCD monitor when shooting.
1
2
3
83
Display the Shooting Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the monitor ON/OFF icon
, and press the SET button.
h The Monitor Screen appears.
ON: The LCD monitor is on.
OFF: The LCD monitor turns off.
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h If “OFF” was selected, the LCD
monitor turns off.
h To turn the LCD monitor back on,
press the MENU button to
illuminate the LCD monitor, and
perform steps 1 and 2 above to
select the ON icon.
English
MONITOR ON/OFF
LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
1
2
3
4
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the monitor brightness icon
, and press the SET button.
h The Monitor Brightness Screen appears.
Press the [l] or [m] arrow button.
h Pressing [l] makes the screen
darker, and pressing [m] makes it
lighter.
Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Option
Screen.
LCD BRIGHTNESS
ADJUST
NOTE
i The LCD monitor brightness cannot be adjusted when the LCD monitor is
set to OFF.
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
The digital camera will record the date and time an image 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 23, 2005
1
2
85
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the clock set icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Clock Set Screen appears.
h The current date and time settings
appear.
h Follow the procedures below to
enable or disable the date display
during playback, to set the display
format for the date, and to set the
date and time.
h To return to the Option Screen,
press the MENU button, or select
“EXIT” and press the SET button.
English
CLOCK SET
DATE
TIME
2005 / 01/ 01
00 : 00
DISP
Y
EXIT
M
D
3
4
Set the date.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Screen appears.
3 Press the arrow button to set the
date to “2005/12/23”.
h Year setting → [m] → Month
setting → [m] → Day setting.
h Press [n] to increase the
number.
h Press [o] to decrease the number.
4 Press the SET button.
Set the clock.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“TIME”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Time Screen appears.
3 Press the arrow button to set the
time to “19:30”.
h Hour setting → [m] → Minute
setting.
h A 24-hour clock is used for the
time display.
4 Press the SET button.
CLOCK SET
DATE
2005 / 12 / 23
CLOCK SET
TIME
19 : 30
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
5
Set the order in which the date is
displayed during playback.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“DISP”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Format Screen
appears.
3 Press [n] or [o].
h When [n] is pressed, the
displayed date order changes as
follows:
year/month/day
month/day/year
CLOCK SET
DISP
day/month/year
Y
M
D
DISP OFF (no display)
Press [o] to change in the reverse order.
h If “DISP OFF” is selected, the date the image was captured is not
shown during playback.
4 Press the SET button.
6
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h The date and time setting is completed, and you are returned to the
Option screen.
NOTE
i Under normal conditions, while the battery 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 batteries and before shooting or recording of any type
(follow steps 1 and 2). Also, when the backup memory has failed and the
camera’s clock is not set, the clock alert icon
appears.
To correct the date and time settings
i After steps 1 and 2, press [o] on the arrow button to select the line of the
setting that you want to change, and press [m] to select that setting. Then
press [n] or [o] to set the new setting.
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HELP DISPLAY
You can set whether or not the help display for the Shooting and Playback
Setting Screens is shown.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (see
page 81).
Select the help display icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Set Help Display Screen
appears.
ON: The help display is shown.
OFF: The help display is not shown.
HELP DISP
ON
OFF
Select the desired setting, and
press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Option
Screen.
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LANGUAGE
You can set the LCD monitor of your digital camera to display the messages
in any of several languages.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the language icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Language Screen appears.
DEUTSCH:
Select for German.
ENGLISH:
Select for English.
ESPAÑOL:
Select for Spanish.
FRANCAIS:
Select for French.
ITALIANO:
Select for Italian.
LANGUAGE
NEDERLANDS: Select for Dutch.
:
:
Select for Japanese.
:
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Select for Russian.
Select for Korean.
:
Select for Chinese
(traditional).
:
Select for Chinese
(simplified).
Select the desired language, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Option Screen.
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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 reformatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK”
position. Proceed with the reformat procedure after setting the lock switch to
the unlocked position (see page 67).
1
2
3
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 Screen (see page 81).
Select the format icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Format Screen appears.
h In normal use, a full format is not
necessary. However, in case a card
error occurs even after normal
formatting, executing a full format
may resolve the problem.
FORMAT:
A normal formatting is executed.
FULL FORMAT:
The entire card is scanned and
reformatted. It is not possible to
select this when there is no card
installed, or when the remaining
battery charge is low.
FORMAT
FORMAT THE CARD
FORMAT
FULL FORMAT
EXIT
<With card installed>
FORMAT
FORMAT INTERNAL
MEMORY
FORMAT
EXIT
<No card installed>
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INITIALIZING THE CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY
4
Select the desired format option, and press the SET button.
5
Select “YES”.
6
Press the SET button.
h Formatting begins.
h During formatting, “FORMATTING” and “DO NOT POWER OFF” are
shown on the LCD monitor.
CAUTION
Caution during 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 (see page 67) 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.
Can data be restored after a card is formatted?
i It may be possible to restore data from a reformatted card by using
application software designed to restore data. However, even such
application software cannot restore data after a full format has been
executed. It is recommended that a full format be executed before you
dispose of a card or transfer it to someone else.
HINT
To cancel reformatting
i In step 5, select “NO”, and press the SET button.
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POWER SAVE SETTING
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 power when the camera is not being used, or to
prevent the batteries from dying if the camera has accidentally been left on.
You can specify the elapsed time (standby time) before the power save
function is activated.
1
2
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the power save icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Power Save Screen appears.
BATT/CAM: Set the standby time for
the shooting modes
when the batteries are
used.
BATT/PB:
Set the standby time for
the playback mode when
the batteries are used.
EXT.PWR/
CAM.PB:
Set the standby time for
the shooting and
playback modes when
the AC adapter is
connected.
EXIT:
Return to the Option
Screen.
POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
min
BATT/PB
min
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB
min
EXIT
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POWER SAVE SETTING
3
4
5
Press [n] or [o] on the arrow button to select the desired option.
Press the SET button.
h The Set Standby Time Screen
appears.
POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
min
Press [n] or [o] on the arrow button
to set the standby time.
[n]: Increases the standby time.
[o]: Decreases the standby time.
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Press the SET button.
h The standby time is set, and you are returned to the Power Save
Screen.
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
If a reformatted 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
i If Card B already has image data in it when it replaces Card A, file names
are assigned as follows.
h 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
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FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION
i 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, 0024, 0025, 0026
Previously recorded images
1
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
2
Select the file number reset icon
3
4
Press the SET button.
h The File Number Reset Screen
appears.
.
FILE NO. RESET
ON:
The file number reset function
is on.
ON
OFF:
The file number reset function
is off.
OFF
Select “OFF”, and press the SET button.
h The file number reset function is deactivated.
NOTE
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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RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
The settings that were changed on all the setting screens can be reset to the
factory-preset settings.
1
2
3
Display the Option Screen (see page 81).
Select the reset settings icon
and press the SET button.
h The Reset Settings Screen
appears.
,
RESET SETTINGS
YES:
Reset to the factory-preset
settings.
RESET?
NO:
Do not change the settings,
and return to the Option
Screen.
YES
NO
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The camera settings are reset to the factory-preset settings.
HINT
i Note that the following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY AND INTERNAL MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording
time is available on the card or in the camera’s internal memory. For a table
showing the maximum number of images and recording time for specific
cards, please see “Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time” on
page 132.
Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time
1
Set the camera to the desired
shooting mode (see pages 29 and
30).
h The remaining number of images
appears in the upper right of the
LCD monitor (for the still image and
sequential shots shooting modes).
h The remaining video recording time
appears in the upper right of the
LCD monitor (for the video clip
shooting mode).
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”, it may be
possible to capture a few more
images by changing the shooting
mode, setting a lower resolution
setting (see page 50), or selecting a
different compression setting (see
page 51).
Remaining number of images
<Still image/sequential
shots mode>
Remaining time (min:sec)*
* Depending on the card
capacity, hr:min:sec
<Video clip shooting mode>
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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE
When using the batteries, the remaining battery charge can be checked on
the LCD monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an
image. Please see page 131 for information regarding the battery life.
1
Display a Shooting or Playback
Setting Screen (see pages 40 and
61).
h The battery remaining charge
indicator appears in the lower right
corner of the LCD monitor.
FULL AUTO
h Due to the battery characteristics,
USE AUTO SETTINGS
when the ambient temperature is
low,
may appear early for an
incorrect indication of the remaining
Remaining charge indicator
charge. Also, depending on the
conditions of use of the digital
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
remaining
charge indicator
Battery remaining charge
Approx. full.
Appears only when a Shooting or Playback
Setting Screen is shown.
Power is low.
Appears only when a Shooting or Playback
Setting Screen is shown.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
If this icon flashes when the shutter release
button is pressed, images cannot be
captured. Replace the batteries.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE
HINT
i Battery life may differ even among batteries of the same type.
i Depending on the usage of the digital camera (such as the number of
times the flash is used, the use of the LCD monitor, etc.) or the
environmental conditions (temperature, etc.) the number of images that
can be saved on fully charged batteries will vary greatly.
NOTE
i It is recommended that you prepare extra batteries 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 power running out. The
same is recommended for taking photos in cold environments. (In a ski
area, for example, the batteries can be kept warm in your pocket until
ready to use.)
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OTHER FUNCTIONS AND CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
How to connect your camera to a computer
1
2
Turn off your digital camera (see page 24).
Using the supplied dedicated USB interface cable, connect the
camera connector to the camera and the computer connector to the
proper terminal on your computer.
To the OUTPUT terminal
To USB port
Dedicated USB interface cable (supplied)
i Please connect the dedicated USB interface cable to your computer’s USB
connector. Do not connect it to the USB port on your monitor or keyboard,
or to the USB hub. Be especially careful when installing the driver
software. In some instances, it may not be possible to correctly install the
driver software.
3
Set the main switch to [PC], and
turn on the power.
h The screen to confirm the
connection appears.
Main switch
PC
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CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
4
Select “OK” and press the SET button.
h The camera changes to the PC connection mode.
h To continue the procedure, please read the Instruction Manual for the
SANYO Software Pack.
NOTE
i When the digital camera is set to the PC connection mode, no image is
shown on the LCD monitor.
Data file formats
The format of the files saved on the card and the method in which the file
names are determined are explained below.
Type of data
Data
format
Still image data
/sequential
shots data
JPEG
Video clip data
File name structure
File name begins with SANY.
Extension is “.jpg”.
SANY****.jpg
File name begins with VCLP.
QuickTime
Extension is “.mov”.
Movie
VCLP****.mov*
* Consecutive numbers assigned in the order the data was saved.
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Configuration of directories for the stored data
ROOT
DCIM
100SANPH
SANY0001.jpg
Folder number
MISC
(Location of
DPOF files)
SANY0002.jpg
Image
number
VCLP0003.mov
VCLP0004.mov
101SANPH
SANY0001.jpg
SANY0002.jpg
SANY0005.jpg
Video clip
image
number
SANY9999.jpg
102SANPH
SANY0001.jpg
SANY0002.jpg
* Up to 9,999 files can be stored in folder 100SANPH. If more files are
made, a folder named 101SANPH will be made and they will be stored in
there. New folders will then be named in sequence, i.e., 102SANPH,
103SANPH, etc.
NOTE
Do not modify the folders and file names in the card using your
computer
i If the folders, file names, or their configuration is modified using a personal
computer, it will be impossible to play back the data using the digital
camera, and the digital camera may not operate properly.
Concerning video clip data saved by the digital camera
i You can use QuickTime 3 or later from Apple to play back the video clips.
QuickTime 6.5 for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the included
CD-ROM (SANYO Software Pack).
About file names when the card is replaced...
i If the file number reset function is set to off, even when the card is
replaced, consecutive numbering of folder numbers and file names
continues from the previously installed card.
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DIRECT-PRINT
Your digital camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the digital
camera directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the digital camera’s LCD
monitor can be used to select images and initiate printing.
Print preparations
1
2
Install the card containing the images you want to print in the digital
camera.
h If there is no card installed in the camera, the image data from the
camera’s internal memory will be printed.
Use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the camera to the
printer.
NOTE
Do not turn off the power to the printer while it is connected.
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 dedicated USB interface cable, turn off the camera, and
then reconnect the cable.
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3
4
5
Turn on the power to the printer.
Set the main switch to [ ].
h The screen to confirm the
connection appears.
Main switch
Select “OK” and press the SET
button.
h The camera changes to the
PictBridge printing mode, and the
Print Settings Screen appears.
PC
PRINTING MODE
ONE IMAGE
Print this image
CAUTION
i During PictBridge printing, the camera’s button operation response is
slower.
i If the camera is powered by batteries for printing, make sure that the
remaining battery charge is sufficient (see page 98).
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DIRECT-PRINT
To select one image and print it (print select image)
Procedure to select one still image and print it.
1
2
Complete the print preparations (see page 103).
Select the choose print image icon
, and press the SET button.
h The screen to select images for
printing appears.
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
1
PRINT
EXIT
3
Press the [l] or [m] arrow button to display the image you wish to
print.
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4
5
Specify the number of prints.
1 Select “COPIES”, and press the
SET button.
2 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button to
set the number of prints.
3 Press the SET button.
h “PRINT” is selected.
ONE IMAGE
COPIES
1
PRINT
EXIT
Press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
NOTE
To cancel printing
1 During printing, press the [o] arrow button.
h The Confirm Cancel Printing Screen appears.
2 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h If “NO” is selected, printing resumes.
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DIRECT-PRINT
To print all the images (print all)
Print all of the images on the internal memory or card.
1
2
Complete the print preparations (see page 103).
Select the all images print icon
and press the SET button.
h The Print All Images Screen
appears.
,
ALL IMAGES
PRINT
EXIT
3
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
NOTE
Printing is not possible if there are more than 1,000 still images in the
card.
i Delete unwanted images before printing.
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Thumbnail prints (index print)
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (see page 103).
Select the index icon
, and press
the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
INDEX
PRINT
EXIT
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DIRECT-PRINT
To print the images that are set to print (print reserved images)
1
2
Make the print settings (see page 74), and complete the print
preparations (see page 103).
Select the DPOF icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The DPOF Screen appears.
DPOF
9
PRINT
EXIT
3
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET button.
h Printing begins.
h Printing begins about 1 minute after the SET button is pressed.
HINT
i In step 2, if you press the [l] or [m] arrow button, you can confirm the
images that are set to print.
NOTE
i Reserved images print
is not possible if a printer is used that does not
support your camera’s DPOF function.
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To change the print settings and print images (change print settings)
Images can be printed according to settings specified by the digital camera,
such as paper type, size, layout, printing quality, etc.
1
2
Complete the print preparations (see page 103).
Select the printer settings icon
and press the SET button.
h The Printer Settings Screen
appears.
MEDIA
TYPE:
,
Specify the type of
paper used for printing.
PAPER SIZE: Specify the size of
paper used for printing.
LAYOUT:
Specify how the images
are to be arranged on
the paper.
QUALITY:
Select the print quality
for the images.
DATE
STAMP:
Print the date the photo
was taken.
EXIT:
Return to the Printing
Mode Screen.
PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
PRINTER VALUE
EXIT
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DIRECT-PRINT
3
4
Adjust the printer settings.
1 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button to select the printer setting
parameter, and press the SET button.
h The screen to set the selected parameter appears.
2 Press the [n] or [o] arrow button to adjust the setting, and press the
SET button.
h The selected parameter is set, and you are returned to the Printer
Settings Screen.
h Follow the same procedure to adjust the other parameters, as
desired.
h The contents of the settings that can be made for each parameter
will differ depending on the printer.
<When “PRINTER VALUE” is selected>
h The images will be printed according to the setting specified on
the printer side.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Printing Mode Screen.
NOTE
i For special print functions such as borderless prints, the camera’s settings
may not be effective depending on the connected printer.
HINT
The parameters for the printer settings will differ depending on the
printer that is connected.
To use printing functions that do not appear on your camera’s Printer
Settings Screen
h Change the printer settings on the printer side. You will be able to print
using the functions you specify on the printer.
If your printer does not have the functions that you have set with your
camera
h The camera’s printer settings will automatically change to “PRINTER
VALUE” and the images will be printed according to the settings
specified on the printer side.
When your printer does not have certain print functions and the
functions do not appear on the Printer Settings Screen
h It is not possible to print using those functions.
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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?
The batteries are
quickly
consumed.
Answer
Due to cold
temperatures, the
batteries
temporarily lost
their power.
The ambient
temperature is
very low.
Why does the
icon
appear?
The remaining
battery power is
low.
While the flash is
recharging, why
does the LCD
monitor suddenly
turn off?
Battery power is
low, activating the
function that
momentarily turns
off the LCD
monitor.
Power
Action
Place the digital
camera in your
pocket to warm it
up before using it.
Keep the batteries
in an environment
of 10 to 40°C (50
to 104°F).
Use a separately
sold AC adapter
(model VARG4AEX for
Europe, U.K. and
others, and model
VAR-G4AU for
North America
and others), or
replace with new
batteries.
Not a malfunction.
When the flash is
fully charged, the
LCD monitor will
turn on again.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why isn’t the
image captured
when the shutter
release button is
pressed?
The accessing
indicator is
flashing.
Answer
The accessing
indicator is
flashing (data is
being recorded).
Why doesn’t the
flash operate?
The digital
camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
The saved data is
being stored on
the card or in the
internal memory.
Shooting
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Action
Please shoot the
picture after the
accessing
indicator changes
to the lit condition.
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the
accessing
indicator changes
to lit before
capturing the
image.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the
image; the digital
camera will
determine when
the flash is
necessary.
Question
During macro
photography, why
is the captured
image displaced
from the image as
seen through the
viewfinder?
Shooting
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
Answer
Due to the
displacement
between the
camera lens and
the viewfinder, a
subject viewed
close up through
the viewfinder will
appear lower in
the captured
image.
—
Action
Compose the
photo while
viewing the LCD
monitor.
All settings except
the exposure
correction are
retained even
after the camera
is turned off. Set
the self-timer
setting each time
you take a photo;
however, if you
change the setting
but do not take the
photo, the setting
is retained even
after the camera
is turned off.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why does the
clock warning icon
appear?
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
Shooting
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Answer
The camera’s
date and time
settings have not
been set.
—
Action
Set the date and
time.
Select the
resolution setting
according to the
intended use:
m l:
Appropriate for
printing letter-size
or larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
: For printing
standard photo
(photo service)
sizes.
: For photos
displayed on a
web page, or sent
as e-mail
attachments.
Shooting
Question
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
Answer
—
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
How can I take
photos using slow
synchro?
—
—
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 focus
range to infinity
.
1 Set the scene
select setting
to night view
.
2 Set the flash
mode to a
mode other
than flash off
.
i In the forced
flash
mode, slow
synchro
shooting is
ensured.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LCD
monitor
Viewing
images
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 black
spots are visible?
Why is the image
too bright?
Answer
Condition due to
the liquid crystals.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear
in the LCD
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.
When capturing
an image, devise
a way to
compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Hold the digital
camera correctly
and slowly press
the shutter
release button
halfway to lock the
focus. Then press
the shutter
release button all
the way to capture
the image.
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Question
Why is a part of
the image
missing?
Answer
The image was
captured at close
range.
Why is there no
image (
is
shown)?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
If a bright subject
is shot in the
video clip
shooting mode,
vertical stripes
may appear on
the LCD monitor
or in the image.
Due to the
characteristics of
the camera,
magnified images
appear less clear.
The image was
captured using
the digital zoom.
—
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
Viewing
images
Why isn’t the
magnified image
clear?
Why isn’t the
captured image
clear?
Can I play back
image data that I
edited using my
computer?
Why is there no
sound when a
video clip is
played back?
This digital
camera does not
have audio record
or playback
functions.
Action
When capturing
an image at close
range, use the
close-up
alignment
correction marks
or compose the
image using the
LCD monitor.
Play back images
stored on a card
using this digital
camera.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
We cannot
guarantee the
accurate playback
of data that has
been edited using
a computer.
Not a malfunction.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Printing
Misc.
Question
Why does a
message appear
during PictBridge
printing?
Why does the
“CARD IS
PROTECTED”
message appear?
Why are there
some menus or
icons that I can’t
select?
Why can’t the
digital camera be
operated?
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Answer
Printer error.
Action
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
The write-protect
tab on the card is
in the locked
(protect) position.
Another setting
has priority.
Move the
write-protect tab
to the unlocked
position.
Change the other
setting.
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
Remove the
batteries from the
digital camera,
wait a few
minutes, then
reinstall the
batteries and try
again.
Question
Why does the
“SYSTEM
ERROR”
message appear?
Misc.
Answer
A problem has
occurred within
the digital camera
or card.
Action
Check the
following items
1 Remove the
card and then
install it again.
Misc.
2 Remove the
batteries and
then install
them again.
3 Install a
different card.
If “SYSTEM
ERROR” still
appears after
performing the
above steps, then
take the digital
camera to the
dealer for service.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a
possible solution to the problem.
Problem
No power.
Power
Shooting
The digital
camera turns
off by itself.
An image is
not captured
when the
shutter release
button is
pressed.
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Cause
Action
The batteries
are dead.
The batteries
have not been
inserted
correctly.
Replace with
new batteries.
Reinsert the
batteries,
making sure to
orient them
correctly.
Close battery
compartment
cover properly.
The battery
compartment
cover is not
fully closed.
The power
save function
is operating.
The power is
not turned on.
Turn on the
camera again.
Reference
page
21
24
Turn on the
power.
23
Problem
The flash does
not operate.
Shooting
The accessing
indicator
flashes, and
self-timer
photography is
not possible.
Cause
The flash off
mode is
selected.
The shooting
mode is set to
a mode other
than the still
image shooting
mode.
The batteries
are dead.
The batteries
are consumed.
Reference
page
Action
Set the flash to
automatic flash
mode or forced
flash mode.
Set the camera
to the still
image
shooting
mode.
Replace with
new batteries.
Replace with
new batteries.
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29
21
21
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Action
Zoom
operation
stops midway.
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The shutter
speed is slow.
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and press it
again.
Stabilize the
camera with a
tripod or the
like.
Change the
setting to
enable to LCD
monitor.
Shooting
LCD
monitor
The motion
alert icon
is
shown on the
LCD display.
When
capturing an
image, no
image is
displayed on
the LCD
monitor.
No playback
image
appears.
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The LCD
monitor has
been disabled.
The main
switch is not
set to [
].
Set the main
switch to
[
].
Reference
page
36
31
83
56
Problem
The image is
too dark.
Action
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
Hold the digital
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of
operation of
the flash.
Capture the
image using
the forced
flash mode.
Select a
different flash
mode.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
The subject
was too far
away.
Viewing
images
The subject
was lit from
behind.
The image is
too bright.
Reference
page
Cause
The forced
flash mode is
selected.
The subject
was too bright.
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130
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34
55
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The image is
not in focus.
Viewing
images
Cause
Action
Reference
page
The subject is
too close to the
digital camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
The digital
camera moved
when the
shutter was
released.
The focus is
not locked
properly.
Select the
correct focus
setting for your
needs.
52
The lens is
dirty.
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Hold the digital
camera
correctly and
slowly press
the shutter
release button
halfway to lock
the focus.
Then press the
shutter release
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
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14
Problem
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
Viewing
images
Image
editing
A part of the
image is
missing.
Cause
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The handstrap
or a finger was
blocking the
lens.
“NO IMAGE” is
shown.
There is no
recorded data.
You cannot
rotate an
image.
The “CAN
NOT RESIZE”
message
appears.
The protect
mode is set.
The resolution
is 320 × 240
pixels (
).
Reference
page
Action
Capture the
image using
the forced
flash mode.
Set the white
balance setting
correctly.
Hold the digital
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
lens is not
obstructed.
Playback data
after capturing
images.
Cancel the
protect mode.
Resize is not
possible.
Select an
image with a
resolution of
640 × 480
pixels (
) or
higher.
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54
25
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67
63
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Misc.
Problem
Cause
Action
The “IMAGE IS
PROTECTED”
message
appears and
the data cannot
be erased.
You have
attempted to
erase data that
is protected
from
accidental
erasure.
There is no
more available
memory on the
card or in the
internal
memory.
Set the protect
setting for the
data to OFF.
“CARD FULL”
or “INTERNAL
MEMORY
FULL”
message
appears.
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Reference
page
67
If using a card
to store
images,
replace with a
different card.
Erase
unwanted
images before
shooting.
Save the
images you
wish to keep
on another
medium before
erasing the
card memory.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Camera
Type
Recording system
Image file format
Data storage media
Camera effective number
of pixels
Image sensor
Recording resolution
Video clip frame rate
CCD digital camera (recording and playback)
Digital recording
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: QuickTime Movie (Photo-JPEG)
(Image only: no voice recording capability)
Internal memory: 16MB
External memory: SD Memory Card,
Multi Media card
Approx. 5,100,000 pixels
1/2.5-inch CCD
Total number of pixels: Approx. 5,360,000
pixels, interlace scan, primary color filter
3,680 × 2,760 pixels : m (still images only)
2,592 × 1,944 pixels : l (still images and
sequential shots only)
1,600 × 1,200 pixels :
(still images and
sequential shots only)
640 × 480 pixels :
(still images and
sequential shots only)
320 × 240 pixels :
(video clips only)
160 × 120 pixels :
(video clips only)
15 fps
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Data compression
White balance
Lens
Focus modes
Aperture
Exposure control type
Light-measuring mode
Range
Digital zoom
Shutter speed
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Still images and sequential shots only
Low compression:
Normal compression:
Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
Optical
f=6.2 mm to 17.4 mm (35 mm film
2.8x
camera conversion f=37 mm to
zoom
105 mm)
lens
Autofocus, 6 groups, 7 elements
TTL-type AF(5-point range autofocus)
Open F=3.0 (Wide) to 5.0 (Tele)
Smallest F=4.1 (Wide) to 7.1 (Tele)
Programmable AE
Exposure correction available from the Shooting
Setting Screen (0±1.8EV in 0.3EV steps)
Multi-section measuring
50 cm (19.69 in) (Wide)/50 cm (19.69 in) (Tele)
to infinity (normal photography), 2 cm (0.79 in)
(Wide)/50 cm (19.69 in) (Tele) to 50 cm
(19.69 in) (super macro photography)
For shooting: 1x to 4x
For playback: 1x to Approx. 58x (varies with
resolution)
Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
(Maximum approx. 2 seconds when scene
select function Night view
, landscape
) (During flash: 1/30 to 1/2,000 sec.)
Sequential shots shooting mode:
1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
Video clip shooting mode:
1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
Sensitivity
Viewfinder
LCD monitor
Flash working range
Flash modes
Self-timer
Time/date
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Power
supply
Batteries
AC adapter
(sold
separately)
Dimensions (not including
protuberances, depth at
narrowest dimension)
Weight
Still image shooting mode/sequential shots
shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO50 to 200)
Video clip shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO100 to 400)
Optical direct image zoom viewfinder
1.8-inch TFT color liquid crystal
Approx. 85,000 pixels
(Frame coverage: Approx. 100%)
0.15 m to 2.8 m (0.49 to 9.19 ft.) (Wide)
0.5 m to 1.7 m (1.64 to 5.58 ft.) (Tele)
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off, red-eye
reduction
2-second delay, 10-second delay
Recorded with image data
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation),
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
30 to 90% (operating, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
AA-size alkaline batteries × 2
The following batteries can also be used:
AA-size Ni-Cd batteries (SANYO N-3UV) × 2
AA-size nickel metal hydride batteries
(SANYO HR-3UF) × 2
Lithium battery (CR-V3) × 1
* AA-size manganese batteries cannot be
used.
model VAR-G4AEX for Europe, U.K. and
others, and model VAR-G4AU for North
America and others
91.3 (W) × 61.5 (H) × 30.8 (D) mm
3.59" (W) × 2.42" (H) × 1.21" (D)
Approx. 140 g (4.94 oz) (without batteries and
card)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Camera Connector
OUTPUT terminal
DC IN (external DC
power input) terminal
USB 2.0 (In full speed mode: equivalent to 1.1)
DC 3.4 V (for exclusive use with the separately
sold AC adapter (model VAR-G4AEX for Europe,
U.K. and others, and model VAR-G4AU for North
America and others))
Battery operation
Possible No.
of Images*
Maximum
playback
time**
Alkaline
batteries
(supplied)
Lithium battery
(sold separately:
CR-V3)
Nickel metal
hydride batteries
(sold separately:
HR-3UF)
110 images
600 images
400 images
300 min.
680 min.
470 min.
* According to the CIPA standard (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
64MB SD Memory Card use).
** With continuous playback when using the LCD monitor.
NOTE
i The battery life may differ depending on the state of the batteries and the
measurement conditions, especially when used at temperatures below
10°C (50°F), the battery life may become extremely short due to the
battery characteristics.
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Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time
Shooting/ Resolu- Compression When using the When using an external memory
recording tion
128MB
1GB*
mode
setting rate setting internal memory
m
Still
image
mode
(no voice
memo)/
Sequential
shots
mode
l
4 images
37 images
297 images
7 images
56 images
445 images
9 images
75 images
595 images
14 images
111 images
885 images
24 images
191 images
1,510 images
36 images
290 images
2,290 images
124 images
979 images
7,740 images
166 images
Video clip
mode
—
—
1,300 images 10,320 images
50 sec. 6 min. 37 sec. 52 min. 27sec.
2 min. 56 sec. 23 min. 11 sec.
3 hr. 3 min.
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.).
* SanDisk Corporation 1GB SD Memory Card use.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Others
Apple, Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer Inc.
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
All other company and product names are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
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Caution
i It is forbidden to copy this manual, whole or in part, without prior written
permission.
i All images and illustrations given in this manual are for explanation
purposes and may differ slightly from that of the actual product. Also,
actual specifications are subject to change without prior notice and
therefore may differ from the contents of this manual.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any problems resulting
from the use of this digital 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 digital camera other
than those supplied with the digital 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 digital camera.
i The images captured with this camera will differ in quality from pictures
taken with a standard film camera.
i Products are subject to change in design and specifications without notice
and without incurring any obligation.
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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 shutter release button is gently pressed
halfway. Press the shutter release button slightly, and the target mark will
appear on the LCD monitor to indicate that the autofocus has been activated.
Next, continue to gently press the shutter release button all the way to snap
the picture. This two-step method is the way to ensure that your photos are
perfectly focussed.
k Reasons for unfocussed images
1 The shutter release button was pressed all the way in one step.
2 After the image was focussed, the subject moved.
h Even if camera focusses 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 shutter release button halfway.
3 Wait for the target mark to appear in the LCD monitor, and holding the
camera steady, gently continue to press the shutter release button all the
way down.
Following these steps for a gentle but firm pressing of the shutter release
button will ensure that you get beautifully focussed photos.
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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 shutter release 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 shutter release button quickly yet smoothly the instant
your photo chance occurs.
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Night photography (night view mode /)
Points:
i Avoid camera shake.
i Adjust the exposure.
NOTE
i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so
there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be
blurry. Use a tripod whenever possible, or if a tripod is not available, you
can lean against a wall or pillar to help stabilize the camera.
i You can photograph your subject with the night scene in the background by
using the flash. Be careful not to shoot too close to the subject, however, or
your subject’s face will appear too bright.
i After the flash operates, keep the camera and the subjects motionless for
about 1 second.
Photographing scenery (landscape mode +)
Points:
i Shoot using a high resolution.
i For zoom photography, use the optical zoom.
i Pay attention to picture composition.
NOTE
i When shooting with a wide-angle setting, or if you intend to enlarge the
photo, the higher the resolution, the better.
i To zoom in on distant scenery, it’s better to use the optical zoom. Using the
digital zoom produces a coarser image. Hold the camera securely, keeping
your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable.
Using a tripod or other means of stabilizing the camera will increase the
likelihood of getting a clear photo.
i Don’t forget to pay attention to picture composition; note perspective and
be aware of how the placement of objects affects the scene.
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