Fisher VPC-SX560EX Digital Camera User Manual

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VPC-SX560EX
VPC-SX560E
VPC-SX560
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Digital Camera
MANUEL D’INSTRUCTIONS
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Appareil photo numérique
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Warning
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
FOR AMERICAN USERS
œ 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:
œ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
œ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
œ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
œ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
œ Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number
: VPC-SX560
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
œ This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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CONTENTS
USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PREPARATION
USING THE HAND-STRAP AND SOFT CASE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PARTS NAMES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PREPARATION OF BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CARDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
DISPLAYING THE SETTING SCREEN AND OPTION SETTING SCREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
OPTION SETTING SCREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
INFORMATION DISPLAY (info BUTTON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
SETTING SCREEN BASIC OPERATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE INDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
CHECKING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF IMAGES, VIDEO RECORDING TIME, AND
AUDIO RECORDING TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
CONCERNING IMAGE AND AUDIO DATA STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
SHOOTING AND RECORDING
SETTING THE SHOOTING MODE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
SETTING THE RESOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
SETTING THE COMPRESSION RATIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
EXPLANATION OF AUTO AND MANUAL SHOOTING MODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
CAPTURING IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
SEQUENTIAL SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
VIDEO CLIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
USING THE AUTOFOCUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
USING THE VARIOUS SHOOTING FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
MANUAL MODE SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
PERFORMING AN AUDIO RECORDING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
PLAYBACK DATA
SETTING THE PLAYBACK MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
ENLARGING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
LISTENING TO AUDIO RECORDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
OTHER FUNCTIONS
PLAYING BACK IMAGES ON A TV SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
COMPOSITION IMAGE (ADD PHOTO FUNCTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
ADDING A VOICE MEMO (ADD AUDIO FUNCTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
ENTERING TEXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
EDITING VIDEO CLIPS (CLIPPING/JOINT FUNCTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
IMAGE PROTECT MODE (PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL ERASURE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
ERASING DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
COPYING IMAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
REQUESTING PRINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
ABOUT THE ROULETTE GAME OPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
REFORMATTING THE CARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
DISCHARGING THE BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
CHANGING THE DISPLAY LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
APPENDICES
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND
CORRECTLY
WARNING
Concerning the Digital Camera
■ Do not use the digital camera if it makes a strange noise, emits a
strange odor, or if smoke comes out from it
œ 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.
■ Do not modify or open the cabinet
œ 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.
■ Do not use while driving
œ Do not capture images, play back images, or watch the LCD monitor
while driving a vehicle. Doing so may cause an accident.
œ 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.
œ When using the digital camera while walking, be very careful of your
surroundings and especially the traffic to avoid accidents.
■ Be aware of your surroundings when using the digital camera
œ Pay close attention to your surroundings when using the digital camera.
Failure to do so may lead to an accident or injury.
œ Do not use the digital camera inside an airplane or elsewhere where its
use may be restricted.
■ Do not get the digital camera wet
œ This digital camera is not water-resistant. Do not allow it to get wet for it
may cause a fire or electric shock.
œ Do not use the digital camera in a bathroom.
œ If the digital camera gets wet, immediately turn it off and remove the
batteries. Then take it to the dealer for repair. Using the digital camera
after it has been become wet may cause a fire, electric shock, or other
accident.
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WARNING
■ Do not use during a storm
œ 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.
■ Do not place on an unstable surface
œ The digital camera may fall, resulting in damage to the digital camera or
injury.
œ If the digital camera has fallen and its body is damaged, turn off the
digital camera, 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.
■ Do not look through the digital camera into the sun
œ Do not look through the digital camera at the sun or any other strong
source of light. Doing so may seriously injure your eyes.
■ Do not use the flash close to a person’s face
œ 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.
■ Do not use where there is risk of explosion
œ 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.
■ Keep the digital camera out of the reach of children
œ The following may happen if children play with the digital camera:
œ They may wrap the strap around their neck and suffocate.
œ They may swallow the batteries or other small parts. In such a case,
consult a physician immediately.
œ They may damage their eyesight if the flash goes off too close to their
eyes.
œ They may get hurt by the digital camera.
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WARNING
■ Concerning the Batteries
Concerning the supplied nickel metal hydride batteries
œ Follow all the warnings indicated below to prevent the batteries from leaking, overheating,
exploding, catching fire, or becoming damaged.
Use only the supplied battery charger for
recharging.
œ Do not install with the polarities ((+) and
(–)) inverted.
œ Do not heat the batteries or throw them in a
fire.
œ Do not allow metal objects to touch the
terminals. Do not carry loose with
necklaces, hairpins, etc.
œ Do not transform, open, or modify.
œ Do not put in water or any liquid, or get the
terminals wet.
œ Always stop the recharging after the
prescribed recharge time, even if the
batteries are not fully charged.
œ
Do not remove or puncture the external
wrapping.
œ Do not use if there is leaking, swelling,
temperature rising, discoloration, or any
other abnormal condition.
œ Keep out of the reach of children.
œ Do not drop, hit, or submit the batteries to
strong shocks.
œ Do not use recharged batteries together
with discharged batteries.
œ Recharge and use two batteries at a time.
œ Always recharge the batteries before using
them for the first time, or when using them
after they have been kept in storage for a
long time.
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œ Operating and storage conditions
œ Temperature
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0 to 40°C (charged)
0 to 50°C (discharged)
–20 to 30°C (storage)
œ Humidity
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General precautions
œ Use the nickel metal hydride batteries supplied with the digital camera. Manganese batteries
cannot be used, as they have a short battery life and may overheat, causing damage to the
digital camera.
œ Do not use a recharged battery together with a discharged battery. Do not use nickel metal
hydride batteries together with Ni-Cd batteries, or batteries of different types or different
brands at the same time.
œ Make sure not to invert the polarity ((+) and (–)) when installing the batteries. Install the
batteries as described by the indicated polarity.
œ Use of different types or brands of batteries at the same time 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.
œ Use only batteries from well-known manufacturers. Use of batteries without protective
casings or other inferior products may cause a fire, injury, or burns.
œ The batteries may be warm immediately after the digital camera is used. If removing the
batteries, turn off the digital camera and allow for the batteries to cool down before removing
them.
œ 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. Immediately
rinse your eyes with clean, running water, and seek medical attention right away.
œ Do not drop or hit the batteries, or submit them to strong shocks.
œ 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.)
œ When disposing of the batteries, make sure to follow all applicable
regulations.
œ If used in temperature below 10°C, the service life of the batteries will be
shorter than normal.
œ Always read the instruction manuals that may come with the batteries you
purchase before use.
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WARNING
Concerning the Supplied Battery Charger
Warning! Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
For indoor use only.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
■ Do not use the battery charger if it makes strange noises,
emits strange odors, or smoke
œ If the battery charger is used under these conditions, it make cause a fire or electric
shock.
œ If strange conditions such as these occur, immediately unplug the battery charger, remove the
batteries, and wait to make sure no more smoke is emitted. Then contact the place of
purchase. Do not try to repair or open the battery charger yourself.
■ Do not damage the power cord
œ Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Do not place the power cord near a
heat source. Do not excessively bend the power cord, modify it, or secure it with
staples. Doing so may damage the power cord and cause a fire or electric shock.
œ If the power cord is damaged, or if it does not plug properly into the battery charger
or wall outlet, contact the place of purchase.
■ Cautions concerning the power cord
œ Do not leave the power cord plugged into the power outlet while the other end is
not plugged into the battery charger. The loose end can cause electrocution if
touched with wet hands or if handled by children.
œ Only use the power cord supplied with the battery charger. If a different power
cord is used, it may be rated for a different current load, and that may cause a fire.
œ The supplied power cord is for exclusive use with the supplied battery charger. Do
not use it with other devices for it may cause a fire or electric shock.
■ Cautions when plugging in the battery charger
œ Securely plug the power cord all the way in the power outlet when using the battery
charger. If the battery charger is used with the power cord not fully plugged in, heat
may generate and cause a fire.
œ If the power cord is damaged, or cannot be correctly plugged into the power outlet,
do not use the battery charger. Using the battery charger in this condition may
cause a fire or electric shock.
œ Do not allow dust, etc., to build up on the power cord or power outlet. A build-up of dust may
cause a short circuit or generate heat and cause a fire.
■ Do not pull on power cord to unplug it
œ When unplugging the power cord, be sure to hold the power plug and slowly pull it
out of the power outlet. Pulling the cord portion may damage the power cord and
cause a fire or electric shock.
■ Use a 100 to 240 V AC power supply
œ If used with a power supply other than that specified, it may cause a fire or electric
shock.
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■ Keep the battery charger out of the reach of children
œ Children may place the batteries or other small components in their mouth or perform
some other such unforeseeable action. If swallowed, consult a physician immediately.
■ Use with the nickel metal hydride or Ni-Cd batteries
œ Do not use the supplied battery charger to recharge batteries other than the
rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries (HR-3US or HR-3U, supplied with the
digital camera or sold separately) or Ni-Cd batteries (N-3US or N-3U, sold
separately). Recharging a dry-cell battery or other type of rechargeable battery may cause
excess heat, combustion, or leakage, and cause a fire, injuries, burns, or damage to nearby
objects.
■ Do not invert the polarity ((+) and (–)) of the batteries
œ Place the batteries in the battery charger with the (+) and (–) terminals oriented as
indicated on the charger. If the batteries are placed in the wrong orientation, the
batteries may leak, overheat, explode, or be damaged.
■ Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when finished
œ If the battery charger is left plugged into the power outlet for a long period of time,
there is a risk of fire. In particular, if the batteries are recharged continuously for
more than two days (48 hours), they may generate heat, leak, or explode.
■ Do not disassemble or modify the battery charger
œ It is dangerous to touch the inside of the battery charger. Doing so may cause a
fire or electric shock.
œ Do not use the battery charger as a direct current generator.
■ Do not get the battery charger wet
œ Make sure the battery charger does not get wet, for it may cause a fire or electric
shock.
œ Do not use the battery charger in a bathroom.
œ If the battery charger gets wet, immediately unplug it from the power outlet and
remove the batteries. Then contact the place of purchase. If used while wet, it may cause a fire,
electric shock, or an accident.
■ Do not handle with wet hands
œ Handling the battery charger with wet hands may cause an electric shock.
■ Do not use during a storm
œ Do not touch the battery charger or power cord while it is plugged into a power
outlet during a thunderstorm. Doing so may cause an electric shock.
■ Do not place on an unstable surface
œ It may fall down, causing injury or damage.
œ If the battery falls down and the charger body is damaged, remove the batteries and
contact the place of purchase. If used while damaged, it may cause a fire, electric
shock, or other damages.
■ Operating and storage conditions
œ Do not use close to a heat source (close to a stove or heater) or exposed to direct sunlight.
œ Temperature 5 to 35°C (charging)
–20 to 60°C (storage)
œ Humidity
45 to 85%
(charging and
storage)
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CAUTION
Concerning the Digital Camera
■ Cautions when carrying the digital camera
œ Do not walk around holding the digital camera by the hand-strap. It
may hit other objects and get damaged. When walking around, hold
the digital camera in your hand or place it in a pocket.
œ Be careful not to drop the digital camera or subject it to strong
shocks.
œ 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 keep the lens cover closed.
■ Cautions during use and storage
œ This digital camera is a precision instrument. When using or storing
the digital camera, make sure to avoid the following locations to
avoid damages.
œ Places in direct sunlight
œ Places where humidity and temperature are high
œ Places that may get wet
œ Places close to an air conditioner or heater
œ Inside a car
œ Places where there is dust and dirt
œ Places where there is a fire burning
œ Places where volatile products are stored
œ Places subject to vibrations
œ Temperature 0 to 40°C (operation)
–20 to 60°C (storage)
œ Humidity
30 to 90% (operation, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
■ Cautions if the digital camera is not going to be used for a long period
œ For safety, remove the batteries. The batteries may generate heat or
leak, and that may start a fire, cause injuries or burns, and damage
the digital camera and any other objects placed nearby. (When the
batteries are removed for a long period, the time and date settings
will be cleared.)
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Concerning the Accessories
■ Cautions concerning the use of the AC adaptor
œ Use only the specified AC adaptor (model VAR-G4EX for the VPC-SX560EX, model VAR-G4E
for the VPC-SX560E and model VAR-G4U for the VPC-SX560) with your digital camera. Do not
use an AC adaptor other than the one indicted here, designed for specific use with your digital
camera.
œ If an AC adaptor other that the specified one is used, it may damage the digital camera and
cause a fire or electric shock.
œ For complete information on how to use the AC adaptor, refer to the instructions accompanying
the AC adaptor.
■ Cautions concerning the CompactFlash and Microdrive
œ Immediately after use, the CompactFlash and Microdrive will be very hot. Before removing the
CompactFlash or Microdrive, turn off the digital camera and wait for the temperature to cool
down.
œ 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.
■ Cautions before capturing important images
œ Before capturing important images, make sure that the digital camera is operating properly
and in condition to capture the image properly.
œ 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.
■ Cautions concerning copyrights
œ The images you capture with your digital camera are for your own private use, any other use
may violate the rights of copyrights owners.
■ Cautions when cleaning the digital camera
œ 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.
œ Do not spray insecticides, or volatile sprays on the digital camera. Do not leave rubber or vinyl
objects against the digital camera for a long period. They may cause deformation, discoloration,
or paint peeling.
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.
■ Cautions concerning the nickel metal hydride batteries
œ Periodically clean with a dry cloth the terminals of the nickel metal hydride batteries ((+) and (–))
and the terminals located in the battery compartment of the digital camera.
œ Do not touch the battery terminals or the terminals in the battery compartment of the digital
camera 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.
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CAUTION
■ Cautions when cleaning the lens
œ If the lens gets dirty, use a commercially available air blower or a cleaning cloth for
photographic equipment to clean it.
■ Cautions when not using the digital camera
œ Close the lens cover whenever you are not using the digital camera.
■ When not using the digital camera for a long period
œ 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.
œ 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 nickel metal hydride batteries are left in the digital camera for
a long period, they may become completely discharged and loose their ability to be recharged
again.
■ Cautions concerning condensation
œ Using the digital camera with condensation inside it may damage the digital camera.
Be careful of condensation under the following conditions
œ When moving the digital camera suddenly from a cold place to a warm place.
œ When the ambient temperature changes drastically, such as when a heater is turned on to
quickly heat the room.
œ When the digital camera is placed in the path of cool air from an air conditioner.
œ When the digital camera is placed in a location of high humidity.
If condensation seems likely to form
œ Place the digital camera in a plastic bag and seal it, and then wait until the digital camera has
reached the ambient temperature.
■ Cautions concerning undesired interference
œ 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 AV cable and computer
serial port interface cable are not removed.
Core
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■ Cautions concerning magnetism
œ Do not place credit cards, bank cards, floppy disks, or other items that may be damaged by
magnetic fields near the speaker. Data may be lost or the magnetic strips on cards may be
damaged.
Speaker
■ Cautions concerning data storage
œ It is recommended that any important data be copied onto a separate media (such as a floppy
disk, hard disk, or MO disk).
œ 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.
œ If the CompactFlash or Microdrive card is used incorrectly.
œ If the CompactFlash or Microdrive card is not inserted correctly into the digital camera.
œ If the CompactFlash or Microdrive card is subjected to electrical or mechanical shocks or other
forces.
œ If the CompactFlash or Microdrive card is removed from the digital camera or if the digital
camera is turned off during reading or writing operations.
œ If the CompactFlash or Microdrive card has reached the end of its usable life.
■ Cautions when handling the CompactFlash or Microdrive
œ The CompactFlash and Microdrive cards are precision devices. Do not bend, drop, or subject
them to strong forces or shocks. Be especially careful with the Microdrive for it is easily
damaged by vibrations.
œ Avoid using or storing the CompactFlash and Microdrive 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.
œ Avoid using or storing the CompactFlash and Microdrive cards in locations where strong static
electrical charges or electrical noise can be easily generated.
œ Do not allow the edges of the CompactFlash and Microdrive cards to become contaminated
with foreign materials. Gently wipe away any contamination with a soft, dry cloth.
œ When not using the CompactFlash and Microdrive cards, put them back into their protective
covers to protect them from damage due to static electricity.
œ Do not carry the CompactFlash and Microdrive cards inside trouser pockets, as they may
become damaged when you sit down or make other movements that may apply forces.
œ Before using an unused card, be sure to format it using the digital camera (see page 122).
œ When buying separately sold or commercially available products, carefully read the instructions
and warnings that come with them.
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Open the box and check that all the accessories listed below are included. The page numbers
listed next to the part names are the page numbers where that part is explained in detail.
œ Hand-strap [page 14] œ Soft case [page 14] œ CompactFlash
(8MB) and
protective case*
œ 4 AA nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
batteries
[page 21]
œ Nickel metal hydride battery charger and
power cord [page 21]
œ Computer serial
port interface cable
[page 126]
œ AV cable [page 94]
Model VAR-NC1
Model NC-LC03WSA
One of these is supplied.
œ Adaptor for
œ USB interface cable œ Software: 2 CD-ROMs
Macintosh computer* [page 126]
[page 126]
* Not supplied with the VPC-SX560E.
Media Cards that Can Be Used with this Digital Camera
This digital camera stores the captured images and recorded voice memos on the storage media
card inserted inside the digital camera. The number of images and amount of recording time that
can be stored on one card depends on the capacity of the card used and the recording conditions.
The types of card that can be inserted into and used with this digital camera are given below.
œ CompactFlash
œ Microdrive
There are special precautions that must be followed when using Microdrive cards. Before
using Microdrive cards, carefully read “Cautions when using the Microdrive” (page 135).
The Use of “Card” in this Manual
œ In this manual, CompactFlash and Microdrive cards that can be used in this digital camera are
referred to as “card.”
œ The cards in the illustrations in this manual are CompactFlash cards, but all installation,
removal, and formatting procedures are the same for both the CompactFlash and Microdrive
cards.
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USING THE HAND-STRAP AND SOFT CASE
Attach the supplied hand-strap to the digital camera to aid in carrying. Also, when you are not
using the digital camera, put it in the soft case for protection.
Attaching the Hand-strap
Bend the looped extremity of the strap and slip it through then strap holder on the digital camera.
Using the Soft Case
Slide the hand-strap into the opening on the side of the case for carrying the digital camera.
It can also be worn on a belt or the like.
NOTE
œ Even if the digital camera is inside its soft case, if it is subjected to strong shocks or impacts, it
may fall out of its soft case.
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QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES
Now that you have purchased a new digital camera, it is time to try and capture some images and
then view them with the LCD monitor. Although your digital camera is packed with many useful
and convenient functions, here is just a simple explanation of how to capture and view images.
Afterward, carefully read the rest of this manual to get the most out of your digital camera.
Recharging the batteries (see page 21)
Recharge the supplied batteries before use.
1
Recharge the supplied batteries.
œ Make sure the polarity ((+), (–)) of the batteries is as
indicated on the battery charger.
œ During recharge, the recharge indicator on the battery
charger will light.
œ When the batteries are recharged, the indicator will go
off.
œ The recharge time is approx. 210 minutes for four
batteries. (Model NC-LC03WSA only)
œ The recharge time is approx. 240 minutes for four
batteries. (Model VAR-NC1 only)
Recharge
indicator
Model NC-LC03WSA
Caution!
First recharge the supplied batteries. Do not recharge other
batteries with the supplied battery charger. To ensure safety,
read “Concerning the Batteries” on page 5 and “Concerning
the Supplied Battery Charger” on page 7.
Recharge
indicator
Model VAR-NC1
2
Remove the batteries from the battery charger.
œ When finished (the recharge indicator turns off), unplug the power cord from the power
outlet and remove the batteries.
Recharge
indicator
Recharge
indicator
Model NC-LC03WSA
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Installing the batteries and card (see pages 24, 25)
3
4
Insert the batteries.
œ Use the batteries recharged in step 1 above.
œ Make sure the polarity ((+) and (–)) of the batteries is as
indicated in the battery compartment.
1 Open battery compartment cover on digital camera bottom.
2 Insert batteries.
3 Close battery compartment cover.
4 Push cover in the direction shown by arrow until it clicks.
Insert the card.
œ Make sure not to insert the card with it facing the wrong
direction.
1 Open card slot cover on digital camera bottom.
2 Insert card all the way.
3 Push down eject button.
4 Close card slot cover.
œ After installing the card, be sure to first format it with the
digital camera (see page 122).
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QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES
Capturing images (see page 56)
Now that preparation is completed, your digital camera is ready to
capture images. Here we will capture still images, but your digital
camera can take sequential shots and even film video clips.
5
Turn the selector dial to v.
6
Set the main switch to “CAMERA.”
7
8
9
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
Lens cover
Selector dial
Open the lens cover.
œ An image appears in the LCD monitor.
Point the camera lens to the subject.
œ Compose the desired image by looking at the LCD
monitor.
Stand-by
indicator
LCD
Shutter release
monitor button
Push halfway
Press the shutter release button halfway (focus-lock).
œ The autofocus locks on the subject and the image in the
LCD monitor appears clearly.
10 Finish pressing the shutter release button all the way.
Push completely
œ The image is captured.
œ In the still image shooting mode, you can view the image
captured on the LCD monitor by holding the shutter release button down.
œ The stand-by indicator will flash in red while the image is being written to the memory.
Another image can only be captured when the stand-by indicator lights green again.
HELP
What if the digital camera turns off by itself
œ The power save function activated (see page 28). Perform the operations given below.
During shooting
: Open and close the lens cover or press the shutter release button.
During playback : Open and close the lens cover or move the main switch from “PLAY” and
back to “PLAY.”
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Viewing the image (see pages 83, 85)
Now let’s take a look at the images you’ve captured.
11 Set the main switch to “PLAY.”
œ The image you captured shows up in the LCD monitor.
œ Press d or c on the arrow button to display the images
stored before and after the current image.
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
Arrow button
12 When finished, set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA” and close the
lens cover.
œ Your digital camera turns off.
How was it? Did everything turn out fine?
Of course what you have performed here is just a fraction of the many functions your digital
camera is loaded with. But before you continue using your digital camera any further, be sure to
read this instruction carefully.
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Main switch
[pages 56, 57, 83]
Selector dial
[page 29]
Stand-by indicator
[pages 27, 56, 69]
info button
[page 37]
MODE button
[page 30]
Arrow button
[page 40]
Viewfinder
[page 56]
LCD monitor
[pages 31, 57, 85]
Accessing
indicator
[page 26]
Hand-strap
holder
[page 14]
SET button
[page 40]
use, the area around the LCD monitor may become warm. This is
* During
normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
viewing the LCD monitor, you may see some missing pixels (seen as
* When
black and white dots). This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Indications in the Viewfinder
Close-up correction marks
[page 67]
Auto-focus mark [page 56]
Stand-by indicator (red/green) [pages 27, 56, 69]
Red flashing: When capturing an image,
charging the flash, or storing an
image or sound recording
(image or sound cannot be
recorded)
Red steady:
When the memory is full (image
or sound cannot be recorded)
[page 127]
Green flashing: When using the exposure
correction or zoom functions
(image and sound can be
recorded) [pages 72, 73]
Green steady: Image and sound can be
recorded
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PREPARATION OF BATTERIES
Use the supplied (or sold separately) AA nickel metal hydride batteries to power the digital
camera. You can also use AA Ni-Cd batteries, but they will not last as long as the AA nickel metal
hydride rechargeable batteries. However, if you do not have access to these batteries, you may
use alkaline batteries and capture images using the viewfinder (see page 56). Also note that the
duration of operation provided by the alkaline batteries will be very short.
CAUTION
œ Manganese batteries cannot be used, as they have an extremely short battery life and may
overheat and damage the digital camera.
œ For your safety, read “Concerning the Batteries” on page 5 and “Concerning the Supplied
Battery Charger” on page 7 before handling the batteries.
Recharging Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Make sure to completely recharge the supplied nickel metal hydride batteries before use. Use only
the supplied battery charger to recharge the batteries. This battery charger can be used for both
the nickel metal hydride batteries (HR-3US or HR-3U, supplied with the digital camera or sold
separately) and the Ni-Cd batteries (N-3US or N-3U, sold separately). Before using the batteries
for the first time or when the batteries remaining charge is low (see “REMAINING BATTERY
CHARGE INDICATION” on page 44), follow the steps below to recharge them.
1
2
3
Insert the batteries into the battery charger.
œ Make sure the polarity ((+), (–)) of the batteries is as
indicated on the charger.
œ Make sure that the batteries are properly inserted all the
way into the battery charger and not sticking up.
œ You can charge from one to four batteries at the same
time.
Insert the power cord into the socket on the battery
charger.
Plug the power cord into a power outlet (AC 100 to
240 V).
œ Recharge will start automatically.
œ During recharge, the recharge indicator on the battery
charger will light.
Recharge time of the supplied nickel metal hydride batteries:
Model NC-LC03WSA: approx. 110 minutes for one or two
batteries, and approx. 210 minutes for three or four batteries.
Model VAR-NC1: approx. 120 minutes for one or two
batteries, and approx. 240 minutes for three or four batteries.
NOTE
œ The recommended ambient temperature when recharging is between 10°C and 35°C. If the
temperature is less than 10°C, the batteries may be unable to be fully recharged.
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When finished (the recharge indicator turns off), unplug the power cord from the
power outlet.
Remove the batteries from the battery charger.
Recharge
indicator
Recharge
indicator
Model NC-LC03WSA
Model VAR-NC1
Recharge indicator
The recharge indicator allows you to check the condition of the battery charger. If the recharge
indicator begins flashing, it indicates a problem. Refer to the table below to check the battery
charger condition.
Recharge indicator
Off
Condition of battery charger
Power is not supplied to the battery charger.
œ Plug the power cord into a power outlet when using the battery
charger. Charging is complete.
œ Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
On
Charging.
There is a problem with the batteries.
Slow flashing
(one flash/2-second:
* Immediately remove the batteries and make sure that the batteries are
Model NC-LC03WSA
not overheating.
only)
œ Once the faulty batteries are removed and only good batteries
(one flash/second:
remain, the recharge indicator will stop flashing and remain lit.
Model VAR-NC1 only)
You can now resume charging.
œ Do not use faulty batteries.
Fast flashing (four
There is a problem with the battery charger (perform the procedures
flashes/second:
given below).
Model VAR-NC1 only) (1) Immediately unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
(2) Check for smoke or other problems.
(3) If a problem exists, stop using the battery charger and contact the
place of purchase.
(4) If there is no problem, plug in the battery cord and check the
recharge indicator.
œ If it lights, the battery charger is ready for use.
œ If it begins flashing again, unplug the power cord and contact the
place of purchase.
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PREPARATION OF BATTERIES
Using the Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Properly
œ Periodically clean with a dry cloth the terminals of the nickel metal hydride batteries ((+)
and (–)) and the terminals located in the battery compartment of the digital camera.
Do not touch the battery terminals or the terminals in the battery compartment of the digital
camera with your bare hands. Doing so will allow contaminants from your hands to adhere to
the terminals and oxidize and increase the contact resistance. If the contact resistance
increases, the usable life of the batteries will diminish.
œ If you repeatedly remove the nickel metal hydride batteries before they run out and recharge
them, or place them into the digital camera before they are fully recharged, then a “memory
effect”* may occur.
œ Your digital camera is designed to handle the effects from voltage fluctuations caused by the
“memory effect” of nickel metal hydride batteries. Nevertheless, there are times when the
remaining charge indicator may show èç or êç earlier than usual.
œ If any symptoms such as these occur, first discharge the batteries completely (see page 124)
and then recharge them until they are fully charged again.
* Memory effect
Memory effect is a phenomenon where the battery performance temporarily lowers. In general,
the battery voltage during use drops below its normal voltage until it is fully discharged and
recharged again.
NOTE
œ New batteries must be recharged before they are first used.
œ Even if recharged batteries are stored and not used, they will slowly loose their charge. They
must be recharged before they are used again.
œ If the batteries are used for the first time or if they have not been used for a long time, they may
not be recharged completely even when the recharge indicator goes off. The batteries will
return to normal after they have been used and recharged two or three times.
œ The batteries may have reached the end of their service life if the recharge indicator keeps on
flashing even if the batteries have been inserted correctly, or if they overheat while being
recharged. However, if the same conditions appear with new batteries, or if the recharge
indicator does not go off after the normal time required, it may indicate a problem of the battery
charger. In such a case, stop using it immediately and take it to the dealer for service.
œ During recharging, the battery charger and batteries will be warm. This is normal and does not
indicate a malfunction.
œ During recharging, the battery charger may create interference with a radio or TV. In such a
case, make sure to plug the battery charger into a power outlet on a circuit different from the
one of the radio or TV.
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Installing the Batteries
1 Set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA.”
PLAY
2
3
4
5
Close the lens cover.
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
Open the battery compartment cover on the bottom of
the digital camera.
œ Push the button on the compartment cover and slide it
outward to open it.
Insert two recharged nickel metal hydride batteries in
the battery compartment.
œ Make sure the polarity ((+), (–)) of the batteries is as
indicated in the battery compartment.
Close the battery compartment cover.
œ Slide the compartment cover in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
NOTE
œ Battery power is still used even when the digital camera is turned off. It is recommended that
you remove the batteries from the digital camera when it is not being used. However, when the
batteries are removed for a long period, the date and time settings may be cleared. When
reinstalling recharged batteries, recheck the date and time settings (see page 41).
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INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CARDS
The images and audio recordings recorded by your digital camera are stored on the data storage
card installed in the digital camera. You must install a card before you can capture images. For
more information on handling the cards, see “Cautions when handling the CompactFlash or
Microdrive” on page 12 and “Cautions when using the Microdrive” on page 135. Before using a
card for the first time, format it using the digital camera (see page 122).
Installing a Card
1 Set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA.”
PLAY
2
3
4
5
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
Close the lens cover.
Make sure the power is turned off, then open the card
slot cover on the bottom of the digital camera.
Insert the card.
œ Make sure the contacts are facing downward and insert
the card in the direction shown by the arrow (l mark).
œ Be sure to insert the card all the way until it is fully
inserted.
Push down the eject button and close the card slot
cover.
œ When a card is inserted, the eject button will stand up.
Push down the eject button in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
Card slot cover
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Removing a Card
1 Set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA.”
2 Close the lens cover.
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
3
Make sure the accessing indicator is not flashing, then
open the card slot cover on the bottom of the digital
camera.
œ If the accessing indicator is lit or flashing, then the digital
camera is writing to the card. Never remove the card at
this time.
Card slot cover
Accessing indicator
Eject button
4
Stand up the eject button.
5
Push in the eject button and remove the card.
6
Close the card slot cover.
NOTE
œ By using the card together with a commercially available PC card adaptor for CompactFlash
cards, the card can be used as a PC card conforming to PC Card Standard-ATA.
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TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF
Turning the Power On
Follow the steps indicated below when capturing images or when playback images on the LCD
monitor.
To capture images
1
2
Set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA.”
“MONITOR OFF”: To not use the LCD monitor.
“CAMERA”:
To use the LCD monitor.
Open the lens cover.
œ The power is turned on.
œ The stand-by indicator lights green in the viewfinder
window.
œ If the main switch was set to “CAMERA” in step 1, the
LCD monitor will turn on and an image will appear.
To playback images
1
Set the main switch to “PLAY.”
œ The power is turned on.
œ An image appears in the LCD monitor.
œ Images can be played back whether the lens cover is
opened or closed. However, to protect the lens, we
recommend that you keep the cover closed.
HELP
If “NO CARD” appears
œ If no card is installed in the digital camera, then “NO CARD” will appear in the LCD monitor. Be
sure to install a card before using the digital camera (see page 25).
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Turning the Power Off
1 Set the main switch to “MONITOR OFF” or “CAMERA.”
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
2
Close the lens cover.
œ The power turns off.
œ The stand-by indicator turns off.
œ If the main switch was set to “CAMERA,” the LCD
monitor turns off.
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
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 in the camera mode, or five minutes of no use in the image playback
mode.
To restore power for capturing images
1
Shutter release button
Main switch
Close and open the lens cover, or press the shutter
release button once.
To restore power for viewing images
1
Close and open the lens cover, or set the main switch
to another position, then back to “PLAY.”
Lens cover
NOTE
œ When using the AC adaptor (sold separately), the power save function will become active after
about 30 minutes of inactivity. Also, when using battery power and connecting the digital
camera to a personal computer, the power save function will become active after about five
minutes of no use.
œ By connecting your digital camera to a computer, you can set the time that needs to elapse
before the power save function activates. For more details, refer to the instruction manual
supplied with the SANYO Software Pack.
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DISPLAYING THE SETTING SCREEN AND
OPTION SETTING SCREEN
For both shooting and playback, there is a Setting Screen and an Option Setting Screen. These
screens allow you to perform various settings and operations (see pages 31 to 36).
Displaying the Setting and Option Setting
Screens
1 Set the main switch to “CAMERA” or “PLAY.”
CAMERA:
PLAY:
To display a Shooting Setting Screen or the
Shooting Option Setting Screen.
To display a Playback Setting Screen or the
Playback Option Setting Screen.
PLAY
PLAY
2
3
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
For the shooting, open the lens cover.
œ An image appears in the LCD monitor.
Turn the selector dial to the mark for the desired
setting screen.
Selector dial
Shooting
Playback
W Still Image Shooting Setting Screen Still Image Playback Setting Screen
Y
Sequential Shot Shooting Setting
Screen
Sequential Shot Playback Setting
Screen
X Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen Video Clip Playback Setting Screen
P Shooting Option Setting Screen
Playback Option Setting Screen
œ Audio recording
œ Sound playback
œ Date and time setting
œ Date and time setting
œ Operational sound setting
œ Operational sound setting
œ Battery discharging
œ Battery discharging
œ Language selection
œ Language selection
œ Card initializing (reformatting)
œ Card initializing (reformatting)
œ Game
NOTE
If “NO IMAGE” appears
œ This appears if there is no image for the playback mode you selected. Turn the selector dial to a
playback mode for which images exist.
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Press the MODE button.
œ The setting screen selected in step 3 appears.
œ When the selector dial is set to W for playback, then the Still Image Playback Setting
Screen appears. When the selector dial is set to Y or X, a 9-image display appears
for image selection of steps 3 (see page 84). If this screen appears, press the SET button
and then the MODE button.
œ For how to operate the setting screens, see “SETTING SCREEN BASIC OPERATIONS”
on page 40.
Exiting the Setting Screens
MODE button
Press the MODE button
œ The Setting Screen disappears.
Exiting the Option Setting
Screens
SET button
Selector dial
Turn the selector dial to a mark other than P.
œ The Option Setting Screen is exited and either a shooting
screen or playback screen appears.
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SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Still Image Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
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8 Exposure correction icon [page 72]
9 Zoom icon [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 4.
F Exposure correction bar [page 72]
G Zoom bar [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 4.
H Main switch setting
1 Resolution menu [page 51]
:: 1360 x 1024-pixel resolution icon
]: 1024 x 768-pixel resolution icon
4: 640 x 480-pixel resolution icon
2 Compression menu [page 53]
D: FINE icon (low compression)
G: NORM icon (moderate compression)
L: TIFF icon (no compression)
Only appears when the resolution is
set to :.
3 Flash menu [page 68]
f: Automatic flash icon
d: Forced flash icon
j: Flash off icon
4 Voice memo menu [page 70]
b: Voice memo off icon
a: Voice memo on icon
5 Self-timer menu [page 71]
V: Self-timer off icon
U: Self-timer on icon
6 Focus menu [page 67]
Z: Normal focus icon
c: Macro focus icon
7 Auto/manual shooting menu [page 55]
B: Auto shooting mode icon
E: Manual shooting mode icon
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Red when the main switch is set to
“CAMERA.”
I Still image shooting mode icon
J Number of images that can be
captured [page 46]
K Shooting status display area [page 34]
When the Shooting Setting Screen is
exited, the voice memo on icon, macro
focus icon, or manual shooting mode icon
appears if set.
L Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Not displayed when the remaining battery
charge is near full or when the AC
adaptor (sold separately) is used.
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Sequential Shot Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
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6 Focus menu [page 67]
Z: Normal focus icon
c: Macro focus icon
7 Auto/manual shooting menu [page 55]
B: Auto shooting mode icon
E: Manual shooting mode icon
8 Exposure correction icon [page 72]
1 Sequential shot method menu [pages
58 to 63]
Displays the selected sequential shot
method even when Shooting Setting
Screen is exited.
Ä: Best select shot icon
Å: Standard sequential shot icon
A: AE shift sequential shot icon
2 Resolution menu [page 51]
:: 1360 x 1024-pixel resolution icon
]: 1024 x 768-pixel resolution icon
4: 640 x 480-pixel resolution icon
3 Compression menu [page 53]
D: FINE icon (low compression)
G: NORM icon (moderate compression)
4 Sequential shot speed menu [page 59]
[: 0.03-second interval icon
Only appears when the resolution is
set to 4.
!: 0.06-second interval icon
": 0.1-second interval icon
5 Shutter operation menu [page 59]
Only appears when the sequential shot
method is set to Å.
$: Images are captured only while the
shutter release button is pressed.
#: Capturing of the images starts when
the shutter release button is
pressed and stops when it is
pressed again.
Only appears when the sequential shot
method is set to Ä or Å.
9 Zoom icon [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 4.
F Exposure correction bar [page 72]
Only appears when the sequential shot
method is set to Ä or Å.
G Zoom bar [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 4.
H Main switch setting
Red when the main switch is set to
“CAMERA.”
I Sequential shot shooting mode icon
J Number of images that can be
captured [page 46]
K Shooting status display area [page 34]
When the Shooting Setting Screen is
exited, the macro focus icon or manual
shooting mode icon appears if set.
L Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Not displayed when the remaining battery
charge is near full or when the AC
adaptor (sold separately) is used.
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SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
00:10
1
8 Zoom icon [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 2 or 0.
9 Exposure correction bar [page 72]
F Zoom bar [page 73]
Only appears when the resolution is set
to 2 or 0.
G Remaining recording time available
1 Resolution menu [page 51]
4: 640 x 480-pixel resolution icon
2: 320 x 240-pixel resolution icon
0: 160 x 120-pixel resolution icon
2 Compression menu [page 53]
D: FINE icon (low compression)
Only appears when the resolution is
set to 2.
G: NORM icon (moderate compression)
3 Frame rate menu [page 64]
{: Records at 15 frames/second.
}: Records at 30 frames/second.
Only appears when the resolution is
set to 2 or 0.
4 Shutter operation menu [page 64]
$: Records only while shutter release
button is pressed.
#: Recording starts when shutter
release button is pressed and stops
when it is pressed again.
5 Focus menu [page 67]
Z: Normal focus icon
c: Macro focus icon
6 Auto/manual shooting menu [page 55]
B: Auto shooting mode icon
E: Manual shooting mode icon
7 Exposure correction icon [page 72]
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[page 65]
Display shows the remaining minutes and
seconds.
H Main switch setting
Red when the main switch is set to
“CAMERA.”
I Video clip shooting mode icon
J Number of video clips that can be
recorded [page 65]
K Shooting status display area [page 34]
When the Shooting Setting Screen is
exited, the macro focus icon or manual
shooting mode icon appears if set.
L Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Not displayed when the remaining battery
charge is near full or when the AC
adaptor (sold separately) is used.
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Shooting Status Display Area
After you exit the Shooting Setting Screen, the status of the digital camera and card are displayed
in this shooting status display area. For a more detailed view of the setting status, change to the
Information Screen (see pages 37 to 39).
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
5 Number of images (video clips) that
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46
can be captured (recorded) [page 46]
For still image and sequential shooting,
this displays the number of images that
can be captured, and for video clip
shooting, this displays the number of clips
that can be taken.
6 Voice memo indicator [page 70]
Appears when recording a voice memo
(audio recording).
1 Sequential shot method menu [pages
58 to 63]
Displays the sequential shot method
selected.
Ä: Best select shot icon
Å: Standard sequential shot icon
A: AE shift sequential shot icon
2 Remaining recording time available
[page 65]
Display shows the remaining minutes and
seconds when recording a video clip.
7 Macro shooting indicator [page 67]
Appears when shooting with macro focus.
8 Manual shooting mode indicator [page
55]
Appears when shooting in the manual
mode.
9 Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Not displayed when the remaining battery
charge is near full or when the AC
adaptor (sold separately) is used.
3 REC (recording) indicator [pages 60,
65, 70]
Appears during recording of a sequential
shot, video clip, audio recording, and
voice memo.
4 Display of shooting mode
Displays the shooting mode selected with
the selector dial.
v: Still image shooting icon [page 31]
x: Sequential shot shooting icon [page
32]
w: Video clip shooting icon [page 33]
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PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN
Still Image, Sequential Shot, and Video Clip
Playback Setting Screens
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Still Image Playback Setting Screen
Sequential Shot Playback Setting Screen
Video Clip Playback Setting Screen
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
F
9-image display icon [pages 87, 88, 89]
Playback zoom icon [page 91]
Protect mode icon [page 109]
Erase mode icon [page 110]
Edit still image icon [pages 95, 99, 101]
Image rotation icon [page 85]
Edit video clip icon [pages 105, 107]
Copy icon [page 112]
Print icon [page 113]
Volume icon [page 85]
Only appears in the Still Image Playback
Setting Screen when an image with a
voice memo appears.
G Volume bar [page 85]
Not displayed for the Sequential Shot
Playback Setting Screen.
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H Main switch setting
Green when the main switch is set to
“PLAY.”
I Playback mode icon [page 83]
v: Still image playback icon
x: Sequential shot playback icon
w: Video clip playback icon
J Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Not displayed when the remaining battery
charge is near full or when the AC
adaptor (sold separately) is used.
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OPTION SETTING SCREEN
Shooting Option Setting Screen
AUDIO REC
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISCHARGE
LANGUAGE
REFORMAT
1
2
3
4
5
6 Card reformatting [page 122]
7 Main switch setting
Audio recording [page 81]
Date and time setting [page 41]
Operational sound setting [page 74]
Battery discharge function [page 124]
Red when the main switch is set to
“CAMERA.”
Language selection [page 125]
Playback Option Setting Screen
AUDIO
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISCHARGE
LANGUAGE
REFORMAT
ROULETTE
1 Playback of audio recordings [pages
84, 92]
2
3
4
5
Date and time setting [page 41]
Operational sound setting [page 74]
Battery discharge function [page 124]
6 Card reformatting [page 122]
7 Roulette game [page 117]
8 Main switch setting
Green when the main switch is set to
“PLAY.”
Language selection [page 125]
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INFORMATION DISPLAY (info BUTTON)
The Information Screen allows you to check the current settings while shooting. Also, during
playback, you can check what the settings were during shooting.
Information Screen During Shooting
1 Put the digital camera in the shooting/recording status.
For still image shooting, see page 57.
For sequential shot shooting, see page 59.
For video clip shooting, see page 64.
For audio recording, see page 81.
2
Press the info button.
œ The Information Screen appears.
info button
■ To exit the Information Screen, press the info button again.
Still Image Shooting Information Screen
1 Resolution setting [page 51]
2 Flash setting [page 68]
3 Voice memo setting [page 70]
4 Auto/manual shooting setting [page 55]
For manual shooting E, the settings for
manual shooting appear.
5
6
7
8
9
Self-timer setting [page 71]
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Focus setting [page 67]
Compression setting [page 53]
Number of images that can be captured [page 46]
Remaining battery charge [page 44]
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Sequential Shot Shooting Information Screen
1 Sequential shot method setting [pages 59, 60,
62]
2 Sequential shot speed setting [pages 59, 60,
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62]
3 Shutter operation setting [page 59]
4 Auto/manual shooting setting [page 55]
For manual shooting E, the settings for
manual shooting appear.
5
6
7
8
Focus setting [page 67]
Resolution setting [page 51]
Compression setting [page 53]
Remaining number of images that can be
captured [page 46]
9 Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Video Clip Shooting Information Screen
1 Resolution setting [page 51]
2 Shutter operation setting [page 64]
3 Auto/manual shooting setting [page 55]
3:40
1
For manual shooting E, the settings for
manual shooting appear.
4
5
6
7
Frame rate setting [page 64]
Focus setting [page 67]
Compression setting [page 53]
Remaining recording time available (min:sec)
[page 82]
8 Remaining number of video clips that can be
recorded [page 46]
9 Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Audio Recording Information Screen
1 Remain recording time available (min:sec)
[page 82]
2 Sound quality setting [page 81]
3 Shutter operation setting [page 81]
4 Number of audio recording that can be
15:00
2
recorded [page 47]
5 Remaining battery charge [page 44]
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INFORMATION DISPLAY (info BUTTON)
Information Screen During Playback
Displaying the shooting settings during playback.
1
2
Display the image or audio file for playback.
For still images, see page 85.
For sequential shots, see page 88.
For video clips, see page 89.
For audio recordings, see page 92.
Press the info button.
œ The Information Screen appears.
■ To exit the Information Screen, press the info button again.
Still image, Sequential Shot, and Video Clip Playback Information Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
1 Location of data (folder no.) and file name
00:05
[page 49]
2 Date and time image was captured [page 41]
3 Length of recording (min:sec) (only appears
5
100-0001
19:00
2001/08/28
in video clip playback mode)
4 Playback mode [page 83]
v: Still image playback mode
x: Sequential shot playback mode
w: Video clip playback mode
5 Resolution [page 51]
6 Compression type [page 53]
7 Protect mode setting [page 109]
(Frame rate setting appears in the video clip
playback mode)
8 Voice memo [page 85] (only appears in
still image playback mode and the
protect mode setting appears in the
video clip playback mode)
9 Print setting [page 116] (only appears in
still image playback mode)
F Remaining battery charge [page 44]
Audio Recording Playback Information Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
1 Location of data (folder no.) and file name
[page 49]
2
3
4
5
6
00:05
Date and time recorded [page 41]
Length of recording (min:sec)
Sound quality [page 81]
100-0001
19:00
2001/08/28
Protect mode setting [page 109]
Remaining battery charge [page 44]
NOTE
œ When an Information Screen appears, video clip playback, auto playback, and audio playback
cannot be performed.
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
The digital camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is taken so that you
can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct
date and time are set.
Main switch
Selector dial
MODE button
LCD monitor
Arrow button
SET button
Example: To set the clock to August 28, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.
1
2
Display the Shooting Option Setting Screen (or
Playback Option Setting Screen) (see page 29).
Press l button on the arrow button to select “CLOCK
SET,” and then press the SET button.
œ The CLOCK SET menu appears.
œ The current date and time settings appear.
œ Follow the procedures below to set whether to display
the date during playback, to set the date and time, and to
set the display format for the date.
œ To return to the Option Setting Screens, press the
MODE button, or select “EXIT” and press the SET button.
AUDIO REC
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISCHARGE
LANGUAGE
REFORMAT
NOTE
œ If the date and time are not set, January 1, 2000 midnight is recorded as the date and time.
Consequently, “2000/01/01 00:00” appears during playback.
œ Under normal conditions, while the batteries are 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 approx. 30 minutes.) 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).
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Set whether to display the date during playback.
1 Press the SET button.
œ The current setting turns orange.
2 Press j or l to select “ON” or “OFF.”
DISP [ON]: Displays the date during playback.
DISP [OFF]: Does not display the date during playback.
3 Press the SET button.
œ Setting of whether to display the date during playback is
completed.
œ To set the clock, perform steps 4 through 6 below.
œ To return to the Option Setting Screens, press the
MODE button, or select “EXIT” and press the SET button.
4
Set the clock (date and time).
1 Press l to select the date setting.
2 Press the SET button.
œ The year turns orange.
3 Using the arrow and SET buttons, change the setting to
“2001/08/28.”
œ Year setting Ö SET button Ö Month setting Ö SET
button Ö Day setting.
œ Press j to decrease the setting.
œ Press l to increase the setting.
4 Press the SET button.
œ This completes the date setting.
5 Press l to select the time setting.
6 Press the SET button.
7 Using the arrow and SET buttons, change the setting to
“19:30.”
œ Hour setting Ö SET button Ö Minute setting
œ The hour is set with a 24-hour clock.
8 Press the SET button.
œ This completes the time setting.
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
5
Set the desired date display format.
1 Press l to select the display format.
2 Press the SET button.
œ The date format turns orange.
3 Press j or l to select the desired display format.
Y/M/D: Year/month/day
M/D/Y: Month/day/year
D/M/Y: Day/month/year
4 Press the SET button.
œ This completes the date display format setting.
6
Select “EXIT” and press the SET button.
œ The date and time setting is completed and you return to
the Option Setting Screen.
AUDIO REC
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISCHARGE
LANGUAGE
REFORMAT
NOTE
To correct the date and time settings.
œ After steps 1 and 2, press l to move the y mark to the line of the setting that you want to
change and press c to select that setting. Then press j or l to set the new setting and the
SET button to finalize the new settings.
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REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE INDICATION
When using the nickel metal hydride batteries, the remaining battery charge can be checked on
the LCD monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an image. For an indication of
the possible length of time for battery operation, see “Battery Operation” on page 132.
1
2
Set the main switch to “CAMERA” and open the lens
cover.
œ Set the selector dial to anything other than P.
PLAY
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Press the info button.
œ The Information Screen will appear and the batteries remaining charge indicator appears
in the lower right corner of the LCD monitor. (If any data is present, you can also check the
remaining battery charge at the Information Screen of the playback mode. See page 39.)
ύ
ê
and
displayed.
ëç
(flashing) will appear even when the Information Screen is not
Indicator
Information
Screen
When
Information
Screen is not
displayed
éç
No indication
Approx. full.
èç
No indication
Battery power is low.
êç
êç
ëç
ëç
Flashing
Flashing
Remaining charge
It will soon be impossible to capture or playback images.
The remaining charge is not sufficient to download the
pictures to a computer.
If this icon flashes when the shutter button is pressed,
images cannot be captured. If it flashes while editing a
video clip, the editing cannot be performed. Recharge the
batteries.
œ Due to the battery characteristics, when the ambient temperature is low, èç may appear
early for an incorrect indication of the remaining 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.
To cancel the display, press the info button.
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REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE INDICATION
NOTE
œ The remaining battery charge indicator will give an accurate indication of the remaining charge
only when the supplied nickel metal hydride batteries are used. The indication will not be
accurate if you are using Ni-Cd batteries.
œ For optimum performance, only use Sanyo nickel metal hydride batteries. If you are using Ni-Cd
batteries, the possible operation time will be much shorter.
œ 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 a set of fully charged batteries will vary greatly.
HELP
If the LCD monitor goes off suddenly
œ When capturing images using the LCD monitor and the battery charge is about half full, the
LCD monitor may turn off momentarily. This is to allow a quick recharge of the flash. When the
flash has been recharged, the LCD monitor will come back on automatically.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF IMAGES,
VIDEO RECORDING TIME, AND AUDIO RECORDING TIME
The images, video clips, and audio recordings you take are stored on the card installed in the
digital camera. If a card is not loaded into the digital camera or if the card is full, capturing or
playing back images will not be possible. Make sure to check the status of the card in the digital
camera before capturing images. For an indication of how many images can be captured and how
much recording time is available for your card, see “Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting
Time/Possible Recording Time” on page 133.
Checking the Remaining Number of Images
and Video Recording Time
1 Set the main switch to “CAMERA.”
2 Open the lens cover.
PLAY
œ Set the selector dial to anything other than P.
œ The remaining number of images appears in the upper
right of the LCD monitor (for the still image and
sequential shot shooting modes).
œ The remaining video recording time appears in the top of
the LCD monitor and the remaining number of video
clips appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor (for
the video clip shooting mode).
œ The remaining number of images and video recording
time will differ depending on the resolution and
compression settings.
œ When the remaining number of images or video clips
that can be taken is “0,” you cannot capture any more
images. To capture more images, either install a new
card, or save the current images (see page 48) and then
erase them (see page 110) from the card.
œ When the remaining number of images or video clips
that can be taken is “0,” it may be possible to capture a
few more images by changing the shooting mode,
setting a lower resolution setting (see page 51), or
selecting a different compression setting (see page 53).
CAMERA
MONITOR OFF
Main switch
Selector dial
19
Remaining number of images possible
(Still image shooting screen)
Remaining video recording time (min:sec)
00:24
19
Remaining number of images possible
(Sequential shot shooting screen)
1
Remaining number of video clips possible
(Video clip shooting screen)
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CHECKING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF IMAGES,
VIDEO RECORDING TIME, AND AUDIO RECORDING TIME
Checking the Remaining Audio Recording
Time
1 Display the Shooting Option Setting Screen (see page
29).
œ Set the selector dial to P.
œ Select “AUDIO REC.”
2
Press the SET button.
œ The Audio Recording Screen appears, and the remaining
recording time appears in the top of the LCD monitor and
the remaining number of recordings appears in the upper
right of the LCD monitor.
AUDIO REC
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISCHARGE
LANGUAGE
REFORMAT
Remaining recording time (min:sec)
15:00
2
READY
EXIT
Remaining number of recordings possible
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CONCERNING IMAGE AND AUDIO DATA STORAGE
Saving the Images Captured with Your Digital Camera
œ Saving the images to a computer
Requires:
Computer connecting cable (supplied), commercially available personal
computer.
Advantages: The images are saved as data on the computer hard disk. They can then be
processed or edited, sent over a network or the Internet, etc.
œ Print out in high quality with a digital print service
For high-quality print outs of your captured images, you can take your image data to digital
print service centers for digital cameras (see page 113). Network print services are also
available for access if necessary.
Advantages: You can receive high-quality printouts of the images you capture.
Caution:
To print out a single shot from a sequential shot or a single scene from a video
clip, you must first copy the data as a still image (see page 112).
If the image resolution is low, depending on the print size, the output image may
not be high quality.
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.
Still image data
Data format:
File name structure:
Voice memo data
Data format:
File name structure:
Sequential shots data
Data format:
File name structure:
JPEG or TIFF format (Design rule for Camera File system compliant)
SANYoooo.jpg or SANYoooo.tif
The “oooo” represents a sequential number assigned automatically.
WAVE format
SANYoooo.wav
The “oooo” represents the same sequential number as the image file
to which the sound memo corresponds.
JPEG format
SEQTxxyy.jpg
The “xx” represents the folder number where the sequential shots are
stored. The “yy” represents a sequential number assigned
automatically.
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Video clips data
Data format:
File name structure:
Audio recording data
Data format:
File name structure:
QuickTime Movie format
VCLPoooo.mov
The “oooo” represents a sequential number assigned automatically.
WAVE format
SUNDoooo.wav
The “oooo” represents a sequential number assigned automatically.
Configuration of Directories for the Stored Data
MISC (Location of DPOF files)
ROOT
DCIM
100SANDS
*
SANY0001.jpg
Folder number [page 39]
SYSTEM
(Location
of card
data)
SANY0002.jpg
File name
[page 39]
SANY0003.jpg
101SANDS
SANY1001.jpg
SANY0003.wav
SANY1002.jpg
SANY0004.tif
SANY0998.jpg
102SANDS
SANY1999.jpg
SANY0999.jpg
SANY2001.jpg
SEQT0001
SANY2002.jpg
SEQT0101.jpg
SEQT0102.jpg
SEQT0103.jpg
VCLP
Up to 999 still images, 99 sequential shot folders, 999 video
* clips,
and 999 audio recordings can be stored in folder
100SANDS. If more files are made, a folder named 101SANDS
will be made and they will be stored in there. New folders will
then be named in sequence, i.e., 102SANDS, 103SANDS, etc.
VCLP0001.mov
VCLP0002.mov
SUND
SUND0001.wav
SUND0002.wav
File name [page 39]
NOTE
Do not modify the folders and file names in the card using your computer
œ If the folders, file names, or their configuration is modified by accessing the card using a
commercially available card adaptor, it will be impossible to playback the data using the digital
camera, and the digital camera may not operate properly.
Concerning the video clip data saved by the digital camera
œ You can use QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or greater from Apple to playback the video clips. QuickTime
4.1 Pro for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the SANYO Software Pack.
œ To view images using MediaPlayer on a computer running Windows, use the software included
in the SANYO Software Pack (supplied) to change the images to the Windows-compatible AVI
format.
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