FujiFilm 2300 Digital Camera User Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
This manual will show you how to use your FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA
FinePix2300 correctly. Please follow the instructions carefully.
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can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
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particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
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measures:
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FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix2300
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
is in conformity with the following Standards
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Please read the Safety Notes (➡P.76)
and make sure you understand them
before using the camera.
Dusseldorf, Germany
March 1,2001
Place
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weggooien maar inleveren als KCA
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Contents
Warning .......................................................... 2
EC Declaration of Conformity ....................... 3
Preface ........................................................... 6
Camera Features and Accessories .............. 7
Nomenclature ................................................. 8
1 Getting Ready
4
PREFACE ............................................................ 11
● Selecting the Language ............................. 11
● Attaching the Strap ........................................ 11
SELECTING THE POWER SUPPLY ................ 12
● Using Batteries .......................................... 12
● Using the AC Power Adapter (sold separately) ... 13
LOADING AND REMOVING THE SmartMediaTM ...... 14
● SmartMediaTM .................................................. 14
● Loading the SmartMediaTM ............................. 14
● Removing the SmartMediaTM ......................... 15
SWITCHING ON AND OFF ................................ 16
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME ...................... 17
2 Basic Photography
E TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE) .......... 19
● Number of available frames ....................... 23
D VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK) ... 24
D PLAYBACK ZOOM ...................................... 25
D MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK ........................ 26
D ➡nERASING SINGLE FRAME ................ 27
3 Advanced Features Photography
E ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY ....................... 29
■ Photography menu settings .......................... 29
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
USING THE PHOTOGRAPHY MENU ........ 30
SELECTING THE MODE ........................... 31
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ................................ 32
Auto Flash ..................................................... 32
o Red-Eye Reduction ............................... 33
f Forced Flash .......................................... 33
p Suppressed Flash ................................. 34
? Slow Synchro ......................................... 34
@ CONTINUOUS SHOOTING ..................... 35
B SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY .............. 36
G SETTING THE BRIGHTNESS
(EXPOSURE COMPENSATION) ............ 38
a SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE .......... 39
i MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY ... 40
E USING THE DIGITAL TELEPHOTO .......... 41
4 Advanced Features Playback
D ADVANCED PLAYBACK ............................ 42
PLAYBACK MENU
n ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/
FORMATTING ........................................... 43
g SETTING AND REMOVING
SINGLE FRAME PROTECTION ............. 45
g SETTING AND REMOVING
PROTECTION FOR ALL FRAMES ......... 47
S HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS .... 49
S DPOF DATE SETTING ............................ 50
S DPOF FRAME SET/RESET .................... 51
S DPOF SET ALL /RESET ALL .................. 53
5 Settings
F SET-UP MODE ............................................ 54
SETTING THE FILE SIZE AND QUALITY ........ 56
FRAME NO. MEMORY ....................................... 57
ADJUSTING THE LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ... 58
System Expansion Options ........................ 59
Downloading Images to a
Personal Computer ..................................... 60
Accessories Guide ...................................... 62
Explanation of Terms .................................. 64
Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly .... 65
Notes on the Power Supply ........................ 66
● Applicable Batteries ............................... 66
● Notes on the Batteries ........................... 66
● Notes on Using the AC Power Adapter ... 67
Notes on the SmartMediaTM ......................... 68
Warning Displays ........................................ 70
Troubleshooting ........................................... 72
Specifications ............................................... 74
Safety Notes ................................................ 76
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3
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5
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Preface
■ Test Shots Prior to Photography
For particularly important photographs (such as weddings
and overseas trips), always take a test photograph and view
the image to make sure that the camera is functioning
normally.
● Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd cannot accept liability for any
incidental losses (such as the costs of photography or the
loss of income from photography) incurred as a result of
faults with this product.
■ Notes on Copyright
Images recorded using your digital camera system cannot
be used in ways that infringe copyright laws without the
consent of the owner, unless intended only for personal
use. Note that some restrictions apply to the photographing
of stage performances, entertainments and exhibits, even
when intended purely for personal use. Users are also
asked to note that the transfer of memory cards containing
images or data protected under copyright laws is only
permissible within the restrictions imposed by those
copyright laws.
■ Liquid Crystal
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If the LCD monitor or LCD panel is damaged, take particular
care with the liquid crystal in the monitor or panel. If any of
the following situations arise, take the urgent action indicated.
● If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin
Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with
running water and soap.
● If liquid crystal gets into your eye
Flush the affected eye with clean water for at least
Camera Features and Accessories
15minutes and then seek medical assistance.
liquid crystal is swallowed
Flush your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek
medical assistance.
● If
■ Notes on Electrical Interference
If the camera is used in hospitals or aircrafts, please note
that it may cause interference with other equipment in the
hospital or aircraft.
For details, please check with the applicable regulations in
that area.
■ Handling Your Digital Camera
This camera contains precision electronic components. To
ensure that images are recorded correctly, do not subject
the camera to impact or shock while an image is being
recorded.
■ Trademark Information
● IBM
PC/AT is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corp. of the USA.
● iMac and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
● MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation registered in the USA and other
countries.
Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft
Windows Operating System.
● SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
● Other company or product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Features
● Superb
high-quality images from the 2.11-megapixel
CCD and high-resolution Fujinon lens
● Capable of recording images at resolutions up to
1600 ✕ 1200 pixels
● Lightweight, compact body
● 1.6-inch color LCD monitor
● Wide-angle field of view (with Macro function)
● Automatic built-in flash with high-precision wide-range
flash control sensor
● Manual photography mode that allows fine tuning of
the camera settings
● Digital 2.5 ✕ telephoto for photography and 1.2 ✕ to 4 ✕
zoom playback function
● Mode dial and 4-direction button for simple operation
● Compatible with 3.3V, 2MB to 128MB SmartMedia
● Date and time recording/playback function
● USB connection allows simple, high-speed image
data transfer (using the enclosed interface)
● Conforms to the new standard for digital camera file
system ✽
✽ Design rule for Camera File system
● Support for DPOF ✽ simplifies print ordering
✽ DPOF stands for “Digital Print Order Format”
Accessories
● AA-size alkaline batteries (4)
● SmartMedia (8MB,3.3V) (1)
Supplied with :
• Anti-static case (1)
• Index labels (1)
● Hand Strap (1)
● Interface Set (1)
• CD-ROM (1)
• Special USB cable (1)
• Software Quickstart Guide (1)
● Owner’s Manual (this manual) (1)
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Nomenclature
✽
Refer to the pages in parentheses for information on using the camera features.
POWER switch (P.16)
Shutter button
Viewfinder window
Viewfinder lamp (P.22)
Viewfinder (P.19)
Flash (P.32)
Normal / Macro
selector switch (P.40)
Self-timer lamp
(P.37)
Flash control
sensor
DISP button
(P.19, 24, 31)
LCD monitor
Lens
Digital (USB)
socket (P.60)
DC IN 5V (Power input)
socket (P.13)
(P.19, 24, 31)
MENU/OK button
4-direction button
Mode Dial
Set-up mode
Photography
mode
Playback mode
Strap mount (P.11)
Tripod mount
Battery cover (P.12)
SmartMedia slot cover
release button (P.14)
SmartMedia slot (P.14)
SmartMedia slot cover (P.14)
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1 Getting Ready
Nomenclature
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display : Shooting
Continuous shooting
Self-Timer photography
Photography Mode
Flash photography
Digital telephoto
Macro photography
Standby (ready to shoot)
PREFACE
Selecting the Language
Attaching the Strap
➀
Standard no. of shots
available
File size/Image quality
➁
AE warning
Camera shake warning
Date
Battery low warning
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display : Playback
Playback framenumber
Playback mode
You can use the Setup screen on this camera to
select English or French as the language used
for screen display (➡P.54). The screens in this
manual are shown in English.
1
➀Pass
the loop of this cord on the end of the
strap through the strap mount.
➁Then pass the other end of the strap through
the loop of the thin cord and pull the strap
tight.
Protection
DPOF Date
Zoom bar
DPOF
No. of DPOF prints
Battery low warning
10
Date
Time
11
SELECTING THE POWER SUPPLY
Using Batteries
1
2
Use 4 AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries.
Do not use different types of batteries together.
➀
Using the AC Power Adapter (sold separately)
■ Number of available shots (✽ with fully charged batteries)
The table below provides a guide to the number of shots that
can be taken at normal temperature with 50% flash use.
Note that these figures may vary depending on the camera’s
ambient temperature and the level of battery charge.
Battery type
With LCD monitor With LCD monitor
ON
OFF
Alkaline batteries
Approx.240 frames Approx.730 frames
Ni-MH battery
HR-3UF
Ni-Cd battery
KR-3UF
Approx.240 frames ✽ Approx.730 frames ✽
Approx.130 frames ✽ Approx.400 frames ✽
◆ Important Battery Information ◆
● Because different brands of alkaline batteries have
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different capacities, the life of some batteries (the length
of time for which they can be used) may be considerably
shorter than that of the alkaline batteries supplied with
this camera.
● It is a characteristic of alkaline batteries in particular that
the life of the battery is shorter at low temperatures
(+10°C or below).
● Do not use lithium or manganese batteries in your
FinePix2300 because the heat generated by the
batteries could damage the camera.
➁
Slide the battery cover in the direction of the
arrow and open the cover.
! Soiling such as fingerprints on the battery terminals
●
can markedly reduce the number of available shots
(➡P.67).
! Do not use new and used batteries together.
●
! Always switch the camera off when replacing the
●
batteries. If the camera is left on, the camera
settings may revert to the factory default settings.
! The Quick Battery Charger (sold separately) is needed
●
to recharge AA-size Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries (➡P.62).
! Once the AC power adapter has been connected or
●
the batteries have been loaded for 10 minutes or
more, the settings will be retained for roughly 20
minutes even if you remove the batteries and
disconnect the AC power adapter. Check settings such
as the date and time after you replace the batteries.
DC IN 5V socket
➀Install the batteries with the correct polarity as
shown.
the battery cover as indicated by the
arrow.
➁Close
1
To shoot or play back images without depleting
the battery charge, use the special AC Power
Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V.
Check that the camera is switched off and then
plug the AC power adapter connector into the
“DC IN 5V socket” on the camera. Then plug the
AC power adapter into the power outlet.
! You cannot charge the batteries by connecting the
●
AC power adapter.
! The shapes of the plug and socket-outlet depends
●
! Do not use excessive force on the battery cover.
●
! Take care not to drop the batteries when you open
●
or close the battery cover.
on the country of use.
! Using AC power adapters other than the AC-5VH/AC-5V
●
could damage the camera.
! See P.67 for more information on the AC power adapter. 13
●
LOADING AND REMOVING THE SmartMedia
SmartMediaTM
TM
Removing the SmartMediaTM
Loading the SmartMediaTM
■ Only use 3.3V SmartMedia.
➀
MG-4S (4MB), MG-8S (8MB), MG-16S/SW (16MB),
MG-32S/SW (32MB), MG-64S/SW (64MB)
MG-128SW (128MB)
➂
1
➁
2
➀
➁
! Images
●
cannot be recorded or erased if a writeprotect sticker is affixed to the SmartMedia. The
write-protect sticker is not included in this package,
but included in a package of an optional SmartMedia
sold separately.
! Operation of this camera is only guaranteed when it
●
is used with FUJIFILM SmartMedia.
! Some 3.3V SmartMedia are labelled as “3V ” cards.
●
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To record data on a SmartMedia, you must
first format the SmartMedia using the
FinePix2300 (➡P.43).
Grip the SmartMedia and pull it out.
1
! To
●
➀Check that the camera is switched off. Then use the
lock release button to unlock the slot cover and open
the cover.
➁Push the SmartMedia firmly into the SmartMedia slot
as far as it will go.
➂Close the slot cover.
! If you open the slot cover while the camera is switched
●
on, the camera is automatically switched off to protect the
SmartMedia.
! The SmartMedia will not slide fully into the slot if it is
●
inserted facing the wrong way. Be careful not to apply
undue force to the SmartMedia.
➀Check
that the viewfinder lamp is lit green
before you switch the camera off (➡P.16).
➁Unlock the slot cover and then open the cover.
protect the SmartMedia, always store it in the
special anti-static case.
! See P.68 for more information on SmartMedia.
●
◆ Printing Images and Downloading
Images to a Personal Computer ◆
●
Always switch the camera off before opening
the slot cover. Opening the slot cover while the
camera is on can corrupt the image data on
the SmartMedia card or damage the card itself.
See P.49, 59 for information on printing
your images.
● See P.59 to 61 for information on
downloading your images to a personal
computer.
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SWITCHING ON AND OFF
1
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
2
1
➀
2
➀
➁
Blank
On
Slide the “POWER” switch in the direction of the arrow
to switch the camera on or off. The viewfinder lamp
lights [green] when you switch the camera on.
If you have not set the date, a confirmation screen
appears. Press “d ” or “ c” to select the desired option
and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
“SET”: The date setting screen appears. (➡ P.18)
“NO” : The camera switches to Photography, Playback
or Setup mode.
! If you have not set the date, the confirmation screen appears
●
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every time you switch the camera on. You should set the date
immediately.
On
You can check the remaining battery charge on
the LCD monitor by pressing the “DISP” button
to switch the LCD monitor on.
➀Battery has ample charge. (No indicator
displayed.)
➁Battery charge low. Replace or recharge the
battery as it will run out shortly.
➂The battery is exhausted. The display will
shortly go blank and the camera will stop
working. Replace or recharge the battery.
! If
●
the battery charge is depleted, you may not be
able to switch the LCD monitor on.
➁
1
➀Set the Mode dial to “F”.
➁Switch to the SET-UP screen.
◆Auto Power Off Function◆
If the camera is left on for two minutes or more,
the Auto Power Off function automatically
switches the camera off.
Holding down the “MENU/OK” button as
you switch the camera on disables the
Auto Power Off function.
➀Use the “ab ” button to select “DATE/ TIME”.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! Once the AC power adapter has been connected or
●
If the date is cleared when you switch the
camera on, a confirmation screen appears. If
you selected “SET”, proceed from step 3
(➡P.18).
the batteries have been loaded for 10 minutes or
more, the settings will be retained for roughly 20
minutes even if you remove the batteries and
disconnect the AC power adapter. Check settings such
as the date and time after you replace the batteries.
! See P.56 for more information on the “F” menu.
●
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Photography
2 Basic
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
3
➀
➁
4
➀
➁
➀Use the “d c” button to select the desired item
and then use the “ a ” and “ b ” buttons to
correct the setting.
➁When you have matched the settings, press
the “MENU/OK” button.
➀Press
“a” or “ b ” to select the format for the
date display shown on the LCD monitor and
then press the “MENU/OK” button.
Year.Month.Day
Day.Month.Year
Month/Day/Year
TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)
1
Set the mode dial to “E”.
To take pictures using the viewfinder (excluding
Macro Photography), or the LCD monitor, press
the “DISP” button to switch the LCD monitor on.
In the “{ ” Photography mode, pressing the
“DISP” button changes the display status one step
in a 3-step cycle from “LCD monitor ON” to “No
text displayed” to “LCD monitor OFF” and so on.
● Effective Photography Range
Approx. 80 cm(2.3ft.) to infinity
➁Set
the mode dial to “E ” (Photography) or
“ D ” (Playback) to exit Setup mode.
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! You cannot set seconds.
●
! When the time displayed
●
passes “12:00:00”, the
AM/PM setting automatically switches.
! In Photography mode, the date display disappears
●
after 3 seconds.
2
! For close-up photography, set the mode to MACRO
●
(➡P.40).
2
Loop the strap over your wrist, brace your
elbows against your body and grip the camera
firmly in both hands. When you are holding the
camera on its side, hold it so that the shutter
button is at the top.
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TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)
3
4
5
6
LCD Monitor
To take the picture, press the shutter button
down fully without lifting your finger off it. The
camera beeps and takes the picture, and the
data is then recorded.
Ensure that your fingers or the camera strap do
not obscure the lens, flash, or flash control
sensor.
! The viewfinder lamp flashes orange while the flash is
●
Finder
Use the LCD monitor or viewfinder to position
the subject close to the center of the frame.
! The camera will not focus at distances of 80cm (2.3
●
! Check that the lens is clean. If it is dirty, clean the
●
lens as described on P.65.
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! The image will be blurred if the camera moves when
●
you take the picture (camera shake).
If the green viewfinder lamp stops blinking and
stays lit or “
” appears on the LCD
monitor when you press the shutter button down
halfway, the exposure setting (AE lock) is
completed (➡P.22).
ft.) or less even when “
! In Photography mode, the date display disappears
●
after 3 seconds.
” is displayed.
! If you press the shutter button down fully, “
●
does not appear.
”
2
charging.
! Because the amount of image data recorded is not
●
fixed and varies depending on the subject (level of
image detail, etc.), the number of available shots
may not decrease after the image is recorded, or
may decrease by 2.
! See P.70 for information on the warning displays.
●
The viewfinder lamp glows orange while the image
is being recorded and no pictures can be taken. Do
not switch the camera off or open the SmartMedia
slot cover during data recording, as this can cause
the image data to be corrupted or lost.
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TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)
■ AE Lock
Press the shutter button down halfway to lock
the exposure settings and enable AE Lock.
Using AE Lock allows you to change the
composition of your shot after you set the
exposure, and still get excellent results.
■ Viewfinder Lamp Display
Color
Status
Lit
Green
Orange
Meaning
Ready to shoot
Flashing
AE operating or camera shake
warning.
Lit
Image being recorded onto the
SmartMedia.
Flashing Flash charging
●
Red
! In dimly lit scenes where the subject is difficult to see
●
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using the LCD monitor, use the viewfinder to take
the picture.
! Shooting using the LCD monitor is recommended
●
when you want accurate adjustment of the range to
be shot.
The number of available shots is displayed on
the LCD monitor in the location shown in the
figure at left.
Number of available frames
SmartMedia warning
No
SmartMedia
loaded,
SmartMedia not formatted,
incorrect format, write-protect
sticker used, SmartMedia full,
Flashing
SmartMedia error.
✽ When the LCD monitor is
switched on, details of the
warning are displayed on the
monitor (➡P.70).
! See P.56 for information on changing the File Size
●
(number of pixels) and Quality (compression ratio)
settings.
! At shipment, the default settings are NORMAL (for
●
Quality) and 1600 ✕ 1200 (for File Size).
■Standard number of shots per SmartMedia : The number of shots that can be recorded onto a SmartMedia
card varies slightly depending on the type of subject. Also, the difference between the standard number of shots and
the actual number of available shots increases for SmartMedia with a higher capacity.
Pixel
Quality Mode
Compression Ratio
Image Data Size
4MB (MG-4S)
8MB (MG-8S)
16MB (MG-16S/SW)
32MB (MG-32S/SW)
64MB (MG-64S/SW)
128MB (MG-128SW)
1600 ✕ 1200
1280 ✕ 960
2
640 ✕ 480
FINE
NORMAL
BASIC
FINE
NORMAL
NORMAL
Approx.1/5
Approx.1/10
Approx.1/20
Approx.1/4
Approx.1/8
Approx.1/8
Approx.760KB Approx.390KB Approx.200KB Approx.610KB Approx.310KB Approx.90KB
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4
9
19
6
12
10
19
39
12
24
89
20
39
75
25
49
164
41
79
152
50
99
330
82
159
306
101
198
663
166
319
613
204
398
1330
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VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK)
1
PLAYBACK ZOOM
2
Set the mode dial to “D”.
1
2
➀➂
➁
Normal playback
No text displayed
! When you set the mode dial to “D”, the last image
●
shot is displayed.
! If image on the LCD monitor is difficult to see, adjust
●
the LCD monitor brightness (➡P.58).
◆ Images That Can Be Viewed on the
FinePix2300 ◆
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You can use this camera to view still image
data recorded on a FinePix2300 or still image
data (excluding some uncompressed image
data) recorded onto a 3.3V SmartMedia using a
FUJIFILM FinePix, MX or DX series digital
camera.
Multi-frame playback
Use the “ c” button to view the next frame, and
the “d ” button to view the previous frame.
Each time you press the “DISP” button, the
display on the LCD monitor switches to the next
step in the cycle shown in the figure.
2
Pressing “a” or “ b ” during playback enlarges the
image or reduces the image within the limits of
the zoom bar.
! The maximum zoom scale is 4.0 ✕.
●
! Pressing “ d ” or “ c ” during zooming
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zooming and moves to the next image.
cancels
After you have zoomed in on your image,
➀Press the “DISP” button.
➁Use the “ab ” and “d c” buttons to zoom in on
different parts of the image.
➂Press the “DISP” button again to revert to
zoomed display.
! Press
●
the “MENU/OK” button to return to normal
unscaled display.
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➡
MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK
1
2
➀
➁
1
ERASING SINGLE FRAME
➀
➁
2
➀
➁
2
Pressing the “DISP” button twice switches to the
multi-frame (9-frame) display.
! Multi-frame
●
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➀Use the “dc”,
“ ab ” buttons to move the cursor
(the orange outline) to the desired frame.
Press “ a” or “ b ” several times to move to the
next screens.
➁You can enlarge the selected image by
pressing the “DISP” button again.
playback cannot be used in a menu
screen.
! The message shown on the LCD monitor multi-frame
●
display disappears after about 3 seconds.
➀Set the mode dial to “ D”.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button
to display the
menu screen on the LCD monitor.
➀Use
“ d ” or “ c” to select “FRAME” in the
“nERASE” menu.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! To exit the menu screen, select “[Back” and press
●
the “MENU/OK” button.
! The
●
“MENU/OK” button is disabled in multi-frame
playback.
! See P.43-44 for more information on erasing all of
●
the frames on a SmartMedia and formatting
SmartMedia.
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➡
Features Photography
3 Advanced
ERASING SINGLE FRAME
3
4
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY
The Advanced Photography section introduces a range of camera functions that you can access by
setting the Mode dial to “ E”.
■ Photography menu settings
Photography Mode
{
AUTO
Press the “MENU/ OK” button to erase the
displayed image. When erasing is complete, the
next image appears and the“ & ” message is
displayed.
Press the “ b ” button to cancel erasing and
return to the menu.
[AUTO/o/f/p/?]
Flash (➡P.32)
AUTO
@ Continuous Shooting (➡P.35)
[ON/OFF]
OFF
B Self-Timer (➡P.36)
[ON/OFF]
OFF
[AUTO/o/f/p/?]
Flash (➡P.32)
C
MANUAL
Factory default
Settings
G Setting the Brightness
(Exposure compensation) (➡P.38)
a Setting the White Balance (➡P.39) [AUTO/s/
[– 0.9 − +1.5]
/
/
/
/x]
AUTO
0
AUTO
✽ Flash photography and continuous shooting cannot be used together.
Use the “ d ” and “ c ” buttons to display the
image to be erased.
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! If “1” is displayed, the protection settings
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must be reset (➡P.45-48).
! If “7” is displayed, the DPOF settings must be
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! Press
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the “ b ” button to cancel single-frame erase
and return to the menu. To exit the menu, use the
“d ” button to select “[ Back” and then press the
“MENU/OK” button.
reset (➡P.51-53).
To continue erasing images, repeat the
procedure from step 3 .
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
1
USING THE PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
➀
➁
2
➀
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
SELECTING THE MODE
➁
{ AUTO
This is the simplest mode to use and has a wide
range of applications.
✽ You can specify the settings for “f” (➡P.32),
“@” (➡P.35) and “B” (➡P.36).
C MANUAL
Select “E AUTO” or “E MANUAL” and press
the “MENU/OK” button.
Manual mode allows you to take pictures using a
particular set of desired menu settings.
✽ You can specify the settings for “f” (➡P.32),
“G” (➡P.38) and “a” (➡P.39).
➀Set the mode dial to “E”.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button
menu on the LCD monitor.
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to display the
➀Use
the “d ” and “ c” buttons to select menu
items and the “a” and “ b ” buttons to change
the settings.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button to return to the
Photography screen.
In the “ C ”Photography mode,pressing the
“DISP” button changes the display status one
step in a 3-step cycle from “Show text and
video” to “Show video only” to “Show text only”
and so on.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
This option can be set in all photography modes.
You can choose from 5 flash modes to suit your
shot.
● Effective flash range
0.7 to 3.0m (2.3 to 9.8ft.).
! You
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cannot perform flash photography and
continuous shooting at the same time.
! When the flash mode is set to Suppressed Flash, the
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camera becomes ready to shoot more quickly after
you switch it on.
! If you switch from Suppressed Flash mode to
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another flash mode, you may find that the displayed
image disappears and the screen goes dark
because the flash is charging. When this happens,
the viewfinder lamp flashes orange.
Auto Flash (no icon)
Use this mode for ordinary photography. The
flash fires automatically as required by the
conditions.
o Red-Eye Reduction
Use this mode to ensure that the subject's eyes
appear natural when photographing people in
low-light conditions.
The flash fires a pre-flash just before the picture
is taken and then fires again to take the actual
picture.
f Forced Flash
Use this flash mode to photograph backlit
scenes, such as a subject against a window or
in the shade of a tree, or to obtain the correct
colors when you are shooting under lighting
such as fluorescent tubes. In this mode, the
flash fires in bright as well as dark conditions.
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◆ Red-Eye Effect ◆
When you use the flash to photograph people in low-light conditions, their eyes sometimes appear red in
the picture. This is caused by the light of the flash reflecting off the inside of the eye. Use Red-Eye
Reduction flash mode to effectively minimize the likelihood of the red-eye effect.
Take the following measures also to make Red-Eye Reduction mode more effective:
● Get the subjects to look at the camera.
● Get as close as possible to the subjects.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
● Continuous shooting specifications
Number of shots per second: Approx. 2 shots
Number of consecutive shots: Up to 9 shots
Image size: Fixed at 640 ✕ 480 pixels
p Suppressed Flash
In this mode, the flash never fires.
Use this mode when you are taking pictures in
indoor lighting at distances too great for the flash to
have any effect, such as theater performances or
indoor sporting events. When you use Suppressed
Flash, the Auto White Balance function (➡P.64)
operates so that natural colors are captured along
with the ambience of the available light.
? Slow Synchro
This mode allows you to use the flash with a
slow shutter speed.
This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures
that show your subject and still capture the
background.
! If you want to take a picture in low-light conditions
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with the flash mode set to Suppressed Flash, you
should use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
! See P.22 and P.71 for information on the camera
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shake warning.
! Because slow shutter speeds are used, you should
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use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
You can set the continuous shooting when the
photography mode is set to “{”.
When you select “ON”, the following settings
automatically change:
File size : Fixed at “640 ✕ 480”
Flash
: Fixed in Suppressed Flash mode
Continuous shooting continues for as long as
you hold down the shutter button.
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! The
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LCD monitor cannot be switched off during
continuous shooting.
! The exposure and white balance settings are fixed at
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the values current when the shutter button was pressed.
! Before pressing the shutter button, check the
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Normal/Macro mode selector setting.
! When the self-timer is used to take pictures, 9-frame
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photography is used.
! You can also use digital zoom photography.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
B SELF-TIMER
1
PHOTOGRAPHY
2
You can set the self-timer photography when the
photography mode is set to “{”.
Select “ON” to switch to self-timer photography.
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The self-timer lamp lights for 5 seconds, blinks
for 5 seconds, then takes the picture.
4
The time remaining until the picture is taken is
counted down on the LCD monitor.
3
Compose the shot so that the subject is roughly
in the center of the viewfinder or LCD monitor
and then press the shutter button to set the
correct exposure for the subject and start the
timer running.
! You can also use AE lock in this mode (➡P.22).
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! Be careful not to stand in front of the camera when
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you press the shutter button since this can cause
focusing or light metering errors.
! Self-timer
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mode is cancelled after you take the
picture.
! To stop the self-timer once it has started running,
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press the “b ” button.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
SETTING THE BRIGHTNESS (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION)
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
SETTING THE WHITE BALANCE
◆ Subjects for Which Exposure Adjustment
is Particularly Effective◆
: Automatic adjustment
(Shooting to show the ambience of the
light source)
s : Shooting outdoors in fine weather
Positive (+) Compensation
: Shooting in shade
● Copying
You can set the brightness when the photography
mode is set to “C”.
Use the Brightness setting to obtain the optimum
image brightness (exposure) when the subject is
much brighter or darker than the background.
● There
are 9 compensation levels (–0.9 to +1.5
EV in approx. 0.3 EV increments). See P.64
for a definition of EV.
! The
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Brightness setting is disabled in the following
situations:
• When the flash is used in Auto or Red-Eye
Reduction mode
• When dark scenes are shot in Forced Flash mode
of printed text (black characters
on white paper) (+1.5 EV)
● Backlit portraits (+0.6 to +1.5 EV)
● Very bright scenes (such as snowfields)
and highly reflective subjects (+0.9 EV)
● Shots made up predominantly of the
sky. (+0.9 EV)
Negative (–) Compensation
● Spotlit
subjects, particularly against dark
backgrounds (–0.6 EV)
● Copying of printed text (white characters
on black paper) (–0.6 EV)
● Scenes with low reflectivity, such as
shots of pine trees or dark foliage (–0.6
EV)
: Shooting under “Daylight” fluorescent
lamps
You can set the white balance when the
photography mode is set to “C”.
When you want to fix the white balance for the
surroundings and lighting of pictures to be taken,
change the White Balance setting.
In Auto mode, the correct white balance may not
be obtained for subjects such as close-ups of
people's faces and shots taken under a special
light source. In such situations, select the correct
white balance for the light source. See P.64 for
more information on the white balance.
: Shooting under “Warm White” fluorescent
lamps
x
: Shooting under “Cool White” fluorescent
lamps
: Shooting in incandescent light
✽ The White Balance setting is disabled when you use
the flash. If you want to use the White Balance
setting to achieve a particular effect, set the flash
mode to Suppressed Flash.
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✽ Settings given in parentheses are a general
guide.
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i MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY
Use the Macro function to take close-up shots.
USING THE DIGITAL TELEPHOTO
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● Effective photography range
Approx. 8-15 cm (3.1-5.9 in.)
2
If the flash is set to “AUTO” or “o Red-eye
Reduction mode”, it is automatically set to
“pSuppressed Flash mode”.
Digital telephoto photography allows you to
enlarge the central portion of the image by 2.5 ✕.
Digital telephoto photography can only be used
for images shot using the LCD monitor that have
a file size setting of “1280” “640”.
! When
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shooting in dark conditions, use a tripod to
prevent camera shake.
! To use the flash, display the menu and select
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“ f Forced flash” or “ ? Slow-synchro”. However,
note that you may not get the correct exposure.
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If you use the viewfinder to take a picture in
Macro Photography, the field visible through
the viewfinder does not match the field
actually photographed because the
viewfinder and lens are in different positions.
For this reason, you should use the LCD
monitor to take pictures in Macro
Photography. The LCD monitor does not
switch off in Macro Photography.
Pressing “ a ” zooms in and displays the
enlargement scale on the LCD monitor. Press
“ b ” to return to the previous level.
“640” : No digital telephoto ⇔ 1.3✕ ⇔ 2.5✕
“1280” : No digital telephoto ⇔ 1.3✕
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When you set the Normal/Macro selector button
to the “ i ” icon, “ i ” appears on the LCD
monitor and the camera switches to Macro
photography.
Set the Normal/Macro selector button to the “
”
icon to return to Normal photography.
! The LCD monitor is automatically switched on.
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! When you cancel Macro photography, the flash reverts
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to its previous mode. The LCD monitor will remain ON.
pressing the shutter button, check the
Normal/Macro mode selector setting.
! Before
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! See P.56 for setting image file size.
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Features Playback
4 Advanced
ADVANCED PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK MENU
ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES / FORMATTING
FRAME (Erasing single frame)
Erases only the selected image.
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! You cannot use this function to erase protected images
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(➡P.45, 47) or images with DPOF settings (➡ P.51, 53).
ALL FRAMES (Erasing all frames)
Erases all of the images.
DC IN 5V socket
This section introduces a range of functions that
you can access when the Mode dial is set to
“D ”. The explanations below all presuppose
that the Mode dial is set to “D”.
If there is a power socket handy, use the special AC
Power Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V (sold separately)
so there is no need to worry about the batteries
running out during playback (➡P.13, 62).
! You
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cannot use this function to erase protected
images or images with DPOF settings.
FORMAT
Erases all of the data and reformats (initializes)
the SmartMedia for use with this camera.
! Formatting
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also erases protected images and
images with DPOF settings.
If you press the “MENU/OK” button, the menu
screen will appear on the LCD monitor.
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! If
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the “ 2 ” message appears, wipe the
contact surfaces on the SmartMedia (the goldcolored area) with a soft, dry cloth and then re-insert
it into the camera.
If this does not resolve the problem, format the card.
! If the “
” message is displayed, format
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the card.
! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
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PLAYBACK MENU
2
ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES / FORMATTING
➀
➂
3
PLAYBACK MENU
SETTING AND REMOVING SINGLE FRAME PROTECTION
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➁
➀Use
the “ d ” or “ c ” button to select
“n ERASE” .
➁Use the “ab ” button to select “FRAME”, “ALL
FRAMES” or “FORMAT”.
➂Press the “MENU/OK” button.
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Formatting erases all of the data on the
SmartMedia.
2
➀
➂
➁
A confirmation screen appears.
If you are erasing all the frames or formatting the
card, press the “MENU/OK” button to proceed.
If you are erasing one frame, use the “d ” and
“ c” buttons to select the frame and then press
the “MENU/OK” button.
! To
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cancel single frame erase, all frame erase or
media formatting. press the “ b ” button.
! If “1 ” or “7 ” is displayed, reset the
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respective settings.
Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
“PROTECT” is a setting that prevents images
from being accidentally erased. However, the
FORMAT function erases all stored images,
including protected images (➡P.43).
➀Use
the “ d ” or “ c ” button to select
“g PROTECT”.
➁Use the “ab ” button to select “FRAME SET/
RESET”.
➂Press the “MENU/OK” button.
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PLAYBACK MENU
SETTING AND REMOVING SINGLE FRAME PROTECTION
3
4
PLAYBACK MENU
SETTING AND REMOVING PROTECTION FOR ALL FRAMES
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2
➀
➂
➁
Use the “d ” or “ c” button to select the image to
be protected.
When the “MENU/OK” button is pressed, the
image is protected and the “h” icon appears on
the right of the screen. To remove the protection,
press the “MENU/OK” button again.
Press the “MENU/ OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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! To
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cancel protection, press “ b ” and return to the
menu. To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to
select “[ BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK”
button.
➀Use
the “ d ” or “ c ” button to select
“g PROTECT”.
➁Use the “ ab ” button to select “PROTECT
ALL” or “UNPROTECT ALL”.
➂Press “MENU/OK” button.
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
To protect another image, repeat the
procedure from step 3 .
Formatting erases all images, including
protected images (➡P.43).
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PLAYBACK MENU
SETTING AND REMOVING PROTECTION FOR ALL FRAMES
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PLAYBACK MENU
S HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS
With the FinePix2300, you can order prints using the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF).
You can use the DPOF to specify the following:
● The frames to be printed and the number of prints for each frame
● Imprinting of the date and time
This section gives a detailed description of how to order your prints with the FinePix2300.
✽ Note that some printers do not support date and time imprinting or specification of the
number of prints.
✽ Note that the warnings shown below may be displayed while you are specifying the
prints.
7 (➡P.71)
A confirmation screen will appear to protect all
images. Press the “MENU/OK” button.
You attempted to erase a frame with DPOF settings.
(➡P.71)
If you load a SmartMedia that contains frames specified for printing on another
camera, those print specifications are all reset and replaced by the new print
specifications.
! To
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cancel protection, press “ b ” and return to the
menu. To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to
select “[ BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK”
button.
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8 (➡P.71)
No more than 999 prints can be specified on the same SmartMedia.
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PLAYBACK MENU
1
S DPOF DATE SETTING
➀
➁
2
PLAYBACK MENU
➀
➁
1
S DPOF FRAME SET/ RESET
➀
➁
2
➂
This function allows you to select whether or not
the date of shooting is included on the print.
➀Set the Mode dial to “D”.
➁Press the “MENU/ OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
➂Press “d c” button to select “ DPOF”.
➀Use the “ab ” button to select “ DATE”.
➁Press “d ” or “ c” button to specify “DATE ON”
or “DATE OFF”. This setting is then valid for
all the prints until the setting is changed.
➀Use
the “ab ” button to select “FRAME SET/
RESET”.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button.
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! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
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! Up to 99 prints can be specified for each frame, and
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! Before
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specifying any other settings, first specify
whether date is to be shown or not.
! If you switch the camera off after selecting “DATE
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ON”, the setting reverts to “DATE OFF”.
Use “d” or “ c” to select the frame to be specified.
! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
the maximum number of frames for which prints can
be specified on one SmartMedia is 999.
! “TOTAL” shows the total number of prints specified.
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PLAYBACK MENU
S DPOF FRAME SET/ RESET
3
Use “a” or “ b ” to specify the number of prints.
! The setting is not saved until you press the “d” or
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“c” button to move to another frame or press the
"MENU/OK" button.
! If you do not want a print of the frame, set (reset) the
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number of prints to “00 SHEETS”.
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To specify DPOF settings for another frame,
repeat the procedure from step 2 .
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When you have completed the settings, always
press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
settings. The total number of prints is displayed on
the LCD monitor and you are returned to the menu.
The “ ” icon and the number of prints is
displayed for confirmed frames and, if the date
has been set, the “ ” icon is also displayed.
! If you do not press the “MENU/OK” button, after 10
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seconds the menu screen reappears. The settings
for the last selected frame are discarded.
PLAYBACK MENU
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S DPOF SET ALL / RESET ALL
➀
➁
➀Use “a” or “b ” to select “SET ALL” or “RESET
ALL”.
➁Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! “SET ALL” specifies 1 print for all the images.
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! The settings specified for individual frames
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are
cancelled.
! Prints can be specified for up to 999 frames on the
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same SmartMedia. If you specify more than 1000
frames, the “8” warning appears.
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When you press the “MENU/OK” button, a
confirmation screen appears. To proceed with the
set or reset operation, press “MENU/OK”. The
total number of prints is displayed on the LCD
monitor and you are returned to the menu.
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! To exit the menu, use the “d ” or “ c” button to select
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“[BACK” and then press the “MENU/OK” button.
you reset all the frames, the “TOTAL” display
reverts to “00000”.
! If
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5 Settings
Settings
SET-UP MODE
e The table below explains the camera setting.
Display
Factory default
Explanation
SET [OK]
1600✕1200/
NORMAL
Changing the combination of file size and
compression ratio for image recording (➡P.56).
HIGH / LOW / OFF
HIGH
Selects the buzzer volume for camera operation.
When this is set to OFF, the camera buzzer emits
no sound.
DATE / TIME
SET [OK]
—
FRAME NO.
RENEW/ CONT.
RENEW
Specifies whether the Frame NO. Memory function
is used (➡P.57).
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH/
FRANÇAIS
ENGLISH
Select English or French as the language used for
screen display.
FILE SIZE/
QUALITY
BEEP
2
Sets the date and time (➡P.17).
✽See the following page for information on using the settings.
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1
Set the mode dial to “F”.
Use the “ab ” buttons to select the desired item
and then use the “d ” and “ c” buttons to change
and confirm the setting (not including the
date/time setting and the file size/quality setting).
To exit the “SET-UP” screen, set the Mode dial
to “E” or “ D”.
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SETTING THE FILE SIZE AND QUALITY
FRAME NO. MEMORY
➀
You can select any combination of 2 file sizes
(numbers of pixels) and 3 quality (compression
ratio) settings. Select the combination that best
suits your goals.
➁
A
Frame number
To get high-quality prints
Use a large image size (1600 ✕ 1200) with a low
compression rate (FINE or NORMAL). However,
because this increases the amount of data in
each frame, the number of remaining shots
decreases.
B
✽ Formatted SmartMedia used for both A and B.
For images to be used on the Internet
These images are intended to be viewed on a
personal computer screen, so you should use a
small file size (640 ✕ 480). This reduces the
amount of data used for each shot and increases
the number of remaining shots.
➀Use “a” or “ b ” button to change the File Size
setting and “d ” or “ c” button to change the
Quality setting.
➁Press “MENU/OK” to confirm the settings.
Quality (compression ratio)
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Select “FINE” for better image quality, and
“BASIC” to fit more shots on the SmartMedia.
In most cases, the “NORMAL” setting provides
suitable image quality.
File number
Directory number
RENEW : Pictures are stored on each
SmartMedia beginning with a file
number “0001”.
CONT. : Pictures are stored beginning from
the highest file number stored on the
last SmartMedia used.
Setting this function to “CONT.” makes file
management easier as it ensures that file names
are not duplicated when images are downloaded
to a PC.
! If the SmartMedia already contains image files with
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! There
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are 6 combinations of file size and quality
settings in total (➡P.23).
file numbers higher than the highest file number on
the last SmartMedia, images are stored beginning
from the highest file number on the current
SmartMedia.
You can check the file number by viewing the
image. The last 4 digits of the 7-digit number
displayed in the top-right corner of the screen
show the file number. The first 3 digits show the
directory number.
! When replacing the SmartMedia, always switch the
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camera off before you open the slot cover. If you
open the slot cover while the camera is still switched
on, the FRAME NO. (frame number memory)
function will not operate.
! File numbers run from 0001 to 9999. Once 9999 is
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exceeded, the directory number goes up by 1. The
maximum number is 999-9999.
! If you take a picture with FRAME NO. (frame number
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memory) set to RENEW, the stored “Last file No.”
setting is reset.
! The frame number display for images shot on other
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cameras may differ.
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ADJUSTING THE LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
➀
➂
System Expansion Options
e By using the FinePix2300 together with other optional FUJIFILM products, your system can be
expanded to fill a wide range of uses.
SmartMedia
FinePix2300
Digital Camera
Enclosed Interface Set
(USB )
➁
TV monitor
(commercially available)
Floppy Disk Adapter (FlashPath)
(Floppy disk drive )
(PC card slot )
PC CARD
ADAPTER
(USB )
PC Card Adapter
➀If you hold down the “DISP” button for about 2
seconds, the brightness adjustment screen
appears.
➁Use the “ d ” and “ c ” buttons to adjust the
brightness.
➂Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! This
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setting cannot be changed in multi-frame
playback mode or when no text is displayed in
automatic photography mode (➡P.19, 24, 31).
(IEEE1394 )
Personal Computer
(commercially available)
Image Memory Card Reader
(USB)
Digital Photo Printer
Image Memory Card Reader
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Downloading Images to a Personal Computer
1
➀
➁
2
◆Replacing the SmartMedia◆
3
1Perform the following checks and
operations:
98/Windows Me
Check that the viewfinder lamp is green.
● Windows 2000 Professional
Check that the viewfinder lamp is green.
Then click the “Eject” button in the
taskbar.
● Macintosh
Check that the viewfinder lamp is green.
Then drag the “Removable drive” icon
on the desktop to the Trash.
2Switch the camera off and replace the
SmartMedia.
● Windows
DIGITAL (USB) socket
➀Load the SmartMedia (➡P.14).
➁Switch the camera on (➡P.16)
When the viewfinder lamp is lit orange or
blinking green, data access (downloading) is
in progress. Never open the slot cover
or disconnect the cable during data access.
This can prevent data downloading and cause
camera malfunctions.
and set the
Mode dial to “D ”.
! Can be used with Windows 98 (including the second
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edition), Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me),
Windows 2000 Professional and Mac OS 8.6 to
Mac OS 9.0.
However, your computer must have a USB port. (Selfmade PC is not guaranteed.)
! The Auto Power Off function does not operate when
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the camera is connected to a PC.
Fit the small plug on the special connection
cable into the DIGITAL (USB) socket on the
camera and then plug the other end of the cable
into the USB socket on your personal computer.
When you switch the PC on, “A USB” appears
in the upper left corner of the LCD monitor.
! Use only the special USB cable provided.
●
! Refer to the Software Quickstart Guide provided with
●
the enclosed USB interface Set for infomation on
installing and using the software.
! Always
●
! Opening the slot cover switches the camera off.
●
! Any loss of power during data transmission
●
prevent successful data transfer.
will
use the Interface Set provided with this
product. Previous versions must not be used. If a
previous version of the software is already installed
on the computer, uninstall the previous version
before you install the enclosed Interface Set
software.
! The optional AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V
●
should be connected to the camera for these
operations. (➡P.13)
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Accessories Guide
eThe optional accessories (sold separately) can make taking pictures with the FinePix2300 even
easier. For information on how to attach and use the accessories, refer to the instructions provided
with the accessory used.
●
FD-A2
●
●
FUJIFILM Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF
The 2HR-3UF includes 2 pieces of high-capacity AA-size Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries. (Not Available in U.S.A.)
●
PC Card Adapter
●
(Not Available in U.S.A.)
DM-R1 Image Memory Card Reader
●
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Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional or Power
Macintosh with USB interface.
This device provides a simple way to transfer image data in either direction
between your computer and an image memory card (SmartMedia or
CompactFlash Type II (Microdrive-compatible)).
The IEEE 1394 interface provides high-speed data transfer.
FUJIFILM Rechargeable Battery 4KR-3UF
FUJIFILM Battery charger with Battery BK-NH (AC 220V only)
The BK-NH includes the quick battery chager BCH-NH and 2 Ni-MH batteries.
The BCH-NH can charge 2 Ni-MH batteries in approximately 110 minutes.
Up to 4 Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries can be charged simultaneously. (Not Available in U.S.A.)
PC CARD
ADAPTER
SM-R2 Image Memory Card Reader
●
The 4KR-3UF includes 4 pieces of high-capacity AA-size Ni-Cd batteries.
●
Compatible SmartMedia
5V/3.3V, 2MB to 128MB
The SM-R2 allows images to very easily be read and written from an image
memory card (SmartMedia) to a personal computer. Its USB interface
provides high-speed data transmission.
✽ The Shapes of the AC power adapter, the plug and socket outlet depend on the country.
●
Compatible OS
Windows95/98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0
Mac OS 7.6.1 to 9.0
The PC Card Adapter allows the SmartMedia to be used as a PC Card
Standard ATA-compliant (PCMCIA 2.1) PC card (Type II).
● PC-AD3 : Compatible with SmartMedia of 5V/3.3V, 2MB to 128MB.
AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V
Use the AC-5VH/AC-5V when taking pictures for a long period of time or
when the FinePix2300 is connected to a personal computer.
Floppy Disk Adapter (FlashPath)
This adapter is the same size and shape as a 3.5-inch floppy disk. You can copy
the images on a SmartMedia to your PC simply by loading the SmartMedia into
the floppy disk adapter and then inserting the adapter into your floppy disk drive.
SmartMediaTM
These are separately available SmartMedia cards.
Use the following SmartMedia:
● MG-4S : 4MB, 3.3V
● MG-8S : 8MB, 3.3V
● MG-16S/ SW : 16MB, 3.3V
● MG-32S/SW : 32MB, 3.3V ● MG-64S/SW : 64MB, 3.3V ● MG-128SW : 128MB, 3.3V
✽ Some 3.3V SmartMedia are labelled as “3V” or “ID” cards.
●
●
●
Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000 Professional (read-only), iMacDV and
Power Macintosh computers with FireWire as a standard feature. Mac OS 8.5.1 to 9.0
Soft Case
This case can be used when carrying the camera to protect it from dust, dirt
and mild impacts.
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Explanation of Terms
Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly
AE Lock:
eBe sure to read this information in conjunction with “Safety Notes” (➡P.76) prior to use, to ensure
Press the shutter button down halfway to lock the exposure settings and enable AE Lock.
Using AE Lock allows you to change the composition of your shot after you set the exposure,
and still get excellent results.
Auto Power Off Function: If the camera is not used in any way for two minutes or more, the Auto Power Off function
switches the camera off. This is to prevent battery depletion and to avoid wasting power when
the camera is connected to the AC power adapter. Auto Power Off does not operate when the
Auto Power Off function is disabled or a USB connection is used.
DPOF:
EV:
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Digital Print Order Format
DPOF is a format used for recording information on a storage media (image memory card,
etc.) that allows you to specify which of the frames shot using a digital camera are printed and
how many prints are made of each image.
A number that denotes exposure. The EV is determined by the brightness of the subject and
sensitivity (speed) of the film or CCD. The number is larger for bright subjects and smaller for
dark subjects. As the brightness of the subject changes, a digital camera maintains the amount
of light hitting the CCD at a constant level by adjusting the aperture and shutter speed.
When the amount of light striking the CCD doubles, the EV increases by 1. Likewise, when
the light is halved, the EV decreases by 1.
JPEG:
Joint Photographics Experts Group
A file format used for compressing and saving color images. The compression ratio can be
selected, but the higher the compression ratio, the poorer the quality of the expanded image.
White Balance:
Regardless of the type of lighting, the human eye adapts so that a white object still looks white.
On the other hand, devices such as digital still cameras register a white subject as white by first
adjusting their internal color balance to match the color of the ambient light around the subject.
This adjustment process is referred to as matching the white balance. A function that
automatically matches the white balance is called an auto white balance function.
that you use your camera correctly.
■ Places to Avoid
Do not store or use the camera in the following types of
locations:
● Very humid, dirty or dusty places
● In direct sunlight or in places subject to extreme
temperature rises, such as in a closed car in summer.
● Extremely cold places
● Places subject to strong vibrations
● Places affected by smoke or steam
● Places subject to strong magnetic fields (such as places
near motors, transformers or magnets)
● For long periods in contact with chemicals such as
pesticides or next to rubber or vinyl products
■ Do not expose the camera to sand.
The FinePix2300 is particularly and adversely affected by
sand. In sandy locations such as beaches or deserts, or in
locations where there is wind borne sand, ensure that the
camera is not exposed to sand. This can cause faults that
may be irreparable.
■ Notes on Condensation
If the camera is carried suddenly from a cold location into a
warm place, water droplets (condensation) may form on
the inside of the camera or on the lens. When the
viewfinder lamp is lit orange or flashing orange, this
indicates that data access is in progress. Condensation
may also form on the SmartMedia card. In this event,
remove the SmartMedia and wait a short time before using
it again.
■ When the Camera is Unused for Long Periods
If you do not intend to use the camera for a long period, of
time remove the batteries and the SmartMedia card before
storing the camera.
■ Cleaning Your Camera
● Use
a blower brush to remove dust from the lens and
LCD surface and then wipe lightly with a soft, dry cloth. If
any soiling remains, apply a small amount of lens
cleaning liquid to a piece of FUJIFILM lens cleaning
paper and wipe gently.
● Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD
monitor screen or viewfinder as these surfaces are easily
damaged.
● Clean the body of the camera with a soft dry cloth. Do not
use volatile substances such as thinners, benzine or
insecticide, as these may react with camera body and
cause deformation or remove the coating.
■ When travelling overseas
Do not place your camera in the check-in baggage.
Baggage handling at airports may subject baggage to
violent shocks, and the camera may be damaged internally
even when no external damage is visible.
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Notes on the Power Supply
Applicable Batteries
AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride), or Ni-Cd
batteries can be used with this camera.
Do not use AA-size manganese or lithium batteries in
your FinePix2300 because the heat generated by the
batteries could damage the camera or cause
malfunctions.
● Because different brands of alkaline batteries have
different capacities, the life of some batteries (the length
of time for which they can be used) may be considerably
shorter than that of the alkaline batteries supplied with
this camera.
●
Notes on the Batteries
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Incorrect use of the batteries could cause them to leak,
become hot, ignite or burst. Always observe the
precautions given below.
● Do not heat the batteries or throw them into a fire.
● Do not carry or store a battery with metal objects such as
necklaces or hairpins that could come into contact with
the metal positive 5and negative 4 poles of the battery.
● Do not expose the batteries to fresh or sea water, and
take particular care to keep the terminals dry.
● Do not attempt to deform, disassemble or modify the
batteries.
● Do not attempt to peel off or cut the battery casing.
● Do not drop, strike or otherwise subject the batteries to
strong impacts.
Do not use batteries that are leaking, deformed,
discolored or exhibit any other obvious abnormality.
● Do not store batteries in very warm or moist locations.
● Keep the batteries out of the reach of babies and small
children.
● When loading the batteries in the camera, ensure that the
battery polarity (5 and 4) is as indicated on the camera.
● Do not use new batteries together with used batteries. In
the case of rechargeable batteries, do not use charged
and discharged batteries together. Do not use batteries
of different types or brands together.
● If you do not intend to use the camera for a long period of
time, remove the batteries from the camera. (Note that if
the camera is left with the batteries removed, the time
and date settings are cleared.)
● The batteries may feel warm immediately after being
used. Before removing the batteries, switch the camera
off and wait until the batteries cool down.
● When replacing the batteries, always fit 4 new batteries.
Here, 'new batteries' refers to either recently purchased
unused alkaline batteries, or Ni-Cd or Ni-MH (nickel metal
hydride) batteries that have recently been fully recharged
together.
● Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures
(+10°C or below) and the time for which they can be used
shortens. This is particularly true of alkaline batteries. In cold
conditions, put the batteries in your pocket or a similar place
to warm them before loading them into the camera. If you
use a body warmer to warm the batteries, ensure that they
are not in direct contact with the warmer.
●
●
Soiling such as fingerprints on the battery terminals can
markedly reduce the number of available shots. Carefully
wipe the battery terminals clean with a soft dry cloth before
loading the batteries.
●
If any liquid at all leaks from the batteries, wipe the battery
compartment thoroughly and then load new batteries.
If any battery fluid comes into contact with your hands or
clothing, flush the area thoroughly with water. Note that
battery fluid can cause loss of eyesight if it gets in your
eyes. If this occurs, do not rub your eyes. Flush the fluid out
with clean water and contact your physician for treatment.
■ Disposing of Batteries
When disposing of batteries, do so in accordance with your
local waste disposal regulations.
■ Notes on Small Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-MH
or Ni-Cd batteries)
●
●
●
●
●
Always use the special battery charger to charge AA-size
Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries. Charge the batteries as
described in the instructions provided with the battery
charger.
Do not use the battery charger to charge batteries other
than those specified for use with the charger.
Note that the batteries may feel warm immediately after
being charged.
Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries are not charged at shipment.
Be sure to charge the batteries before using them.
The camera mechanism is such that it draws a minute
amount of current even when the camera is switched off.
Take particular care not to leave Ni-MH or Ni-Cd
batteries in the camera for a long period of time as they
can become excessively discharged and no longer be
usable even when charged.
Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries self-discharge even when not
used. Always charge Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries before
using them. If the time for which a battery provides power
shortens markedly when it has been correctly charged,
this indicates that the battery has reached the end of its
effective life and should be replaced.
Notes on Using the AC Power Adapter
Always use the AC-5V AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V
(sold separately) with the FinePix2300 Digital Camera.
The use of an AC power adapter other than the AC-5VH/
AC-5V could result in damage to your camera.
● Ensure that you do not touch the contact areas on the
AC power adapter against any other metal object as this
could cause a short circuit.
● Do not plug the AC power adapter into the DIGITAL
socket as this could damage your camera.
● Do not plug in the AC power adapter while you are
operating the camera using batteries. Switch the camera
off first.
● Do not load the batteries while you are operating the
camera using the AC power adapter. Switch the camera
off first.
● If you disconnect the AC power adapter when there are
no batteries in the camera, the date may be cleared. If
this occurs, reset the date.
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TM
Notes on the SmartMedia
■ SmartMedia
The SmartMedia card supplied with your FinePix2300
camera is a new image recording medium developed
especially for use in digital cameras. Each SmartMedia
card contains a built-in semiconductor memory chip (NAND
flash memory) which is used for storing digital image data.
Because the data is stored electronically, the stored image
data can be erased from the card and new data recorded.
■ SmartMedia with IDs
The SmartMedia ID is a SmartMedia that has an
individually assigned identification number. SmartMedia ID
cards can be used with devices that use ID numbers for
copyright protection or other purposes. This camera
accepts SmartMedia ID cards in the same way as
conventional SmartMedia cards.
■ Storing Data
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In the situations listed below, recorded data may be erased
(destroyed). Please note that Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the loss
(destruction) of recorded data.
✽ When the SmartMedia is used incorrectly by the owner or
a third party
✽ When the SmartMedia is exposed to static electricity or
electrical noise
✽ When the SmartMedia cover is opened or the
SmartMedia removed and the camera is then switched
off during data recording, during data erasing
(SmartMedia formatting) or during frame advance when
images are being played back.
Back up important data onto another medium
(MO disk, floppy disk, hard disk, etc.).
■ Notes on Handling SmartMedia
● When
inserting the card into the camera, hold the
SmartMedia straight as you push it in.
● Never remove the SmartMedia or switch the camera off
during data recording, during data erasing (SmartMedia
formatting) or during frame advance when images are
being played back. These actions could result in damage
to the SmartMedia.
● Use only the SmartMedia specified for use with the
FinePix2300. The use of other SmartMedia could
damage the camera.
● SmartMedia are precision electronic devices. Do not
bend, drop, or subject SmartMedia to excessive shocks.
● Do not use or store SmartMedia in environments likely to
be affected by strong static electricity or electrical noise.
● Do not use or store SmartMedia in very hot, humid or
corrosive environments.
● Be careful not to touch the SmartMedia’s contact area or
allow the area to become soiled. Use a dry lint-free cloth
to wipe away any soiling that does occur.
● To
avoid damage caused by static electricity, always use
the special static-free case provided during transportation
or storage, or keep the SmartMedia in a storage case if
available.
● Do not carry SmartMedia in locations such as a trouser
pocket. This could subject the SmartMedia to excessive
force when you sit down, therefore damaging the
SmartMedia.
● The SmartMedia may feel warm when it is removed from
the camera after extended periods of picture taking or
image viewing. This is normal and does not indicate a
fault.
● Inserting a SmartMedia that is charged with static
electricity into your camera may result in a camera
malfunction. If this occurs, switch the camera off and then
on again.
● Affix the label onto the designated area of the card. Do
not use third-party labels as this can lead to problems
when the card is inserted or removed.
● When you attach the label, take care that it does not
cover any of the write-protect area.
■ Notes on Using SmartMedia with a PC
● If
you intend to take photos using a SmartMedia that has
been used on a PC, format the SmartMedia on your
camera.
● When
you format a SmartMedia in the camera and then
shoot and record images, a directory (folder) is
automatically created. Image data is then recorded in this
directory.
● Do not change or delete the directory (folder) names or
file names on the SmartMedia from your PC as this will
make it impossible to use the SmartMedia in your
camera.
● Always use the camera to erase image data on a
SmartMedia.
● To edit image data, copy the image data to the
computer’s hard disk and then edit the copied data.
■ Specifications
Type
Image memory card for digital
cameras (SmartMedia)
Operating voltage
3.3V
Operating conditions Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (+32°F
to +104°F) Humidity: 80% or less
(condensation free)
Dimensions
37 ✕ 45 ✕ 0.76mm
(1.45 ✕ 1.77 ✕ 0.03in.) (W ✕ H ✕ D)
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Warning Displays
Warning Displayed
2
3
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e The table below lists the warnings that are displayed on the LCD monitor.
Explanation
Remedy
The camera batteries are low on charge.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
No SmartMedia is loaded, or it is loaded
incorrectly.
Load a SmartMedia or reload the SmartMedia
the correct way round.
The SmartMedia is not formatted.
Format the SmartMedia.
• The SmartMedia contact area are soild.
• The SmartMedia is damaged.
• The SmartMedia format is incorrect.
Wipe the contact area on the SmartMedia with a
soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to format the
SmartMedia. If the error message is still
displayed, replace the SmartMedia.
The SmartMedia is fully recorded.
Erase some images or use a SmartMedia that
has ample free space.
The SmartMedia is write-protected.
Use a SmartMedia that is not write-protected.
• An attempt was made to playback
incorrectly recorded data.
• An attempt was made to playback a
frame not recorded on camera.
Images cannot be played back.
The frame number has reached 9999999.
Switch the Frame NO. Memory function off and
use a formatted SmartMedia to take the picture.
Warning Displayed
1
7
AE
8
Explanation
Remedy
There is a strong likelihood of camera
shake because the shutter speed is slow.
Set the flash to Forced Flash mode or use a
tripod.
A protected frame was erased.
Remove the protection.
You attempted to erase a frame with
DPOF settings.
Reset the DPOF settings.
Outside the AE continuous range.
The shot can be taken, but the exposure will not
be correct.
The DPOF file contains an error.
Alternatively, the DPOF file was set up
on a different device.
Press the MENU/EXE button to create a new
DPOF file and specify all the DPOF settings
again.
Prints were specified for more than 1000
frames in the DPOF frame settings.
The maximum number of frames for which prints
can be specified on the same SmartMedia is 999.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No power
e Before you decide the camera is faulty, check the following once more.
Cause
Power cuts out during • The batteries are exhausted.
operation.
Battery runs out quickly.
Remedy
• Load new batteries.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• The AC power adapter plug has come out of • Plug the adapter back in.
the power outlet.
• Load new batteries.
• You are using the camera in extremely cold • Put the batteries in your pocket or another
conditions.
warm place to heat it and then load it into the
camera just before you take a picture.
• The terminals are soiled.
• Wipe the battery terminals with a clean, dry
cloth.
• The batteries are flat.
• Load new batteries.
No photograph is taken • No SmartMedia is loaded.
when the shutter button is • The SmartMedia is fully recorded.
pressed.
• The SmartMedia is write-protected.
• The SmartMedia is not formatted.
• The SmartMedia contact area is soiled.
• Load a SmartMedia.
• Erase some images or use a SmartMedia that
has ample free space.
• Remove the write-protection.
• Format the SmartMedia.
• Wipe the SmartMedia contact area with a
clean dry cloth.
• The SmartMedia is damaged.
• Load a new SmartMedia.
• The Auto Power Off function has switched • Switch the camera on.
the camera off.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• Load new batteries.
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I can’t use the flash to take • The flash is set to Suppressed Flash mode.
pictures.
• The camera is in continuous shooting mode.
• Set the flash mode to Auto, Red-Eye Reduction,
Forced Flash or Slow Synchro.
• Set continuous shooting to “OFF”.
Problem
Cause
Remedy
• Cancel Macro mode (allows forced flash and
I can’t use the flash to take • The camera switches to Macro mode.
slow-synchro photography).
pictures.
• The shutter button was pressed when the • Wait until the flash has finished charging before
viewfinder indicator was blinking orange.
pressing the shutter button.
The flash will not charge.
• No compatible SmartMedia is loaded.
• The camera is set to Suppressed Flash mode.
• The batteries are exhausted.
The playback image is too • The subject is too far away.
dark even though I used the • Your finger is covering the flash.
flash.
The image is blurred.
I cannot format
SmartMedia.
• Load a new SmartMedia, erase a frame, or
remove the write-protection.
• Set the flash mode to Auto, Red-Eye Reduction,
Forced Flash or Slow Synchro.
• Load new batteries.
• Move closer to the subject.
• Hold the camera correctly.
• The lens is soiled.
• Clean the lens.
• Macro photography was used to photograph • Cancel Macro photography.
scenery.
the • The SmartMedia is write-protected.
• Remove the write-protection.
(Peel off the write-protect sticker.)
I cannot erase all the frames. • The frame is protected.
• Remove the frame protection.
• DPOF settings are specified for one or more of • Reset the DPOF settings.
the frames.
Nothing happens when I use • Camera malfunction.
• Remove the batteries, re-insert them and try again.
the camera buttons and • The Mode dial has been moved to another • Move the Mode dial to the correct setting.
setting.
switches.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• Load new batteries.
No image appears when I • The Mode dial is set incorrectly.
press the, “DISP” button.
• Move the Mode dial to the correct setting.
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Specifications
System
● Model
Digital Camera
● Pickup Elements
1/2.7-inch square pixel CCD (2.11 million pixels)
● Resolution
1600✕1200 pixels/1280✕960 pixels/640 ✕ 480 pixels
● File format
JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.1),
✽Design for Camera File system compliant, DPOFcompatible
● Viewfinder
Inverted Galiean finder ; Frame coverage : 80%
● Lens
Fujinon optical fixed-focus lens F4.8/F11
● Storage media
SmartMedia (3.3V)
● Number of frames recorded
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Pixel
Quality Mode
Compression Ratio
Image Data Size
4MB (MG-4S)
8MB (MG-8S)
16MB (MG-16S/SW)
32MB (MG-32S/SW)
64MB (MG-64S/SW)
128MB (MG-128SW)
● Focus distance
● LCD monitor
f = 5.8mm (equivalent to 36mm on a 35mm camera)
● Exposure control
64 zones TTL metering, Program AE
(exposure compensation available in Manual mode)
● Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100
● White balance
Auto-selected (7 modes selectable in Manual mode)
● Focal range
Normal : Approx. 80cm/2.6ft. to infinity
Macro : Approx. 8-15cm/3.1-5.9in.
● Shutter speeds
Variable-speed, 1/2 to 1/1000 sec. (combined with mechanical
shutter)
● Flash (Auto flash using flash control sensor)
Effective range : Approx. 0.7-3.0m (2.3-9.8ft.)
Flash modes
: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
1.6-inch, 55,000-pixel D-TFD
● Self-Timer
10 sec. timer clock
1280 ✕ 960
640 ✕ 480
1600 ✕ 1200
NORMAL
NORMAL
FINE
NORMAL
BASIC
FINE
Approx.1/8
Approx.1/8
Approx.1/5
Approx.1/10
Approx.1/20
Approx.1/4
Approx.760KB Approx.390KB Approx.200KB Approx.610KB Approx.310KB Approx.90KB
12
44
4
9
19
6
89
24
10
19
39
12
49
164
20
39
75
25
99
330
41
79
152
50
198
663
82
159
306
101
398
1330
166
319
613
204
Input/Output Terminals
● Digital
USB (1) for image data output with a personal computer
● DC Input
Socket for specified AC power adapter
Power Supply and Others
● Power supply
Use one of the following:
• 4AA-size alkaline batteries
• 4AA-size Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries (sold
separately)
• 4AA-size (Minimum 1,000mAn) Ni-Cd (nickel-cadmium)
This indicates the number of available frames shot
consecutively at room temperature with a flash use rate of
50%. Note that these figures may vary depending on the
ambient temperature and the amount of charge in the battery.
● Conditions for use
Temperature : 0°C to + 40°C (+ 32°F to + 104°F) ; 80%
humidity or less (no condensation)
● Camera dimensions (W/H/D)
110✕ 77✕ 39mm/4.3✕ 3.0✕ 1.5in. (not including accessories
and attachments)
● Camera mass (weight)
Approx. 200g/7.1oz. (not including accessories, batteries or
SmartMedia)
● Weight for photography
Approx. 300g/10.6oz. (including batteries and SmartMedia)
● Accessories
See P.7
● Optional Accessories
See P.62, 63
batteries (sold separately)
• AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/AC-5V (sold separately)
● No. of available shots using battery (battery life)
Battery type
Alkaline batteries
Ni-MH battery
HR-3UF
Ni-Cd battery
KR-3UF
With LCD monitor With LCD monitor
ON
OFF
Approx.240 frames Approx.730 frames
Approx.240 frames✽ Approx.730 frames✽
Approx.130 frames✽ Approx.400 frames✽
✽ With fully charged battery
✽ These specifications are subject to change without notice.
✽ The LCD monitor on your digital camera is manufactured
using advanced high-precision technology. Even so, small
bright points and anomalous colors (particularly around
text) may appear on the monitor. These are normal display
characteristics and do not indicate a fault with the monitor.
This phenomenon will not appear on the recorded image.
✽ The operation error may be caused in a digital camera by
the strong radio interference (i. e. electric fields, static
electricity, line noise, etc.).
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Safety Notes
● To ensure that you use your FinePix2300 camera
correctly, read these Safety Notes and your Owner’s
Manual carefully beforehand.
● After reading these Safety Notes, store them in a safe
place.
About the Icons
The icons shown below are used in this document to
indicate the severity of the injury or damage that can result
if the information indicated by the icon is ignored and the
product is used incorrectly as a result.
WARNING
This icon indicates that death or
serious injury can result if the
information is ignored.
CAUTION
This icon indicates that personal
injury or material damage can
result if the information is ignored.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature of
the information which is to be observed.
Triangular icons notify the user of information
requiring attention (“Important”).
Circular icons with a diagonal bar notify the user
that the action indicated is prohibited
(“Prohibited”).
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Filled circles with an exclamation mark notify the
user of an action that must be performed
(“Required”).
WARNING
When a fault arises, switch the camera
off and then remove the batteries and
disconnect the AC power adapter.
Continued use of the camera when it is
emitting smoke, is emitting any unusual
odor, or is in any other abnormal state can
cause a fire or electric shock.
● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
WARNING
Unplug from
power socket.
Never attempt to take pictures whilst in
motion.
Do not use the camera while you are
walking or operating a moving car or other
vehicle.
This can result in you falling down or being
involved in a traffic accident.
Do not allow water or foreign objects to
enter the camera.
If water or a foreign object has entered the
camera, switch the camera off and then
remove the batteries and disconnect the AC
power adapter.
Continued use of the camera can cause a
fire or electric shock.
● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not heat, modify or attempt to
disassemble the batteries.
Do not drop or subject the batteries to
impacts.
Do not attempt to recharge lithium or
alkaline batteries.
Do not store the batteries with metallic
products.
Any of these actions can cause the
batteries to burst or leak and cause fire or
injury as a result
Do not place the camera on an unstable
surface.
This can cause the camera to fall or tip over
and cause injury.
Do not use the camera in the bathroom
or shower.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Never attempt to modify or disassemble
the camera. (Never open the casing.)
Do not use the camera when it has been
dropped or the casing is damaged.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not use in the
bathroom or shower.
WARNING
Do not
disassemble.
Do not touch any metal parts of the
camera during a thunderstorm.
This can cause an electric shock due to
induced current from the lightning discharge.
Do not use the batteries except as
specified.
Load the batteries with the poles positioned
as indicated by the 5and 4 marks.
Use only the batteries or AC power
adapter specified for use with this
camera.
The use of other power sources can cause a fire.
If the battery leaks and fluid gets into
your eyes or comes into contact with
your skin or clothing, this can cause
injury or loss of eyesight. Immediately
flush the affected area thoroughly with
clean water and seek medical treatment.
When discarding or storing batteries,
cover the battery terminals with
insulation tape.
● Contact with other metallic objects or
batteries could cause the batteries to
ignite or burst.
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Safety Notes
CAUTION
Do not use this camera in locations
severely affected by oil fumes, steam,
humidity or dust.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not leave this camera in places
subject to extremely high temperatures.
Do not leave the camera in locations such
as a sealed vehicle or in direct sunlight.
This can cause a fire.
Do not place heavy objects on the
camera.
This can cause the heavy object to tip over
or fall and cause injury.
Do not move the camera while the AC
power adapter is still connected.
This can damage the power cord or cables
and cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not cover or wrap the camera or the
AC power adapter in a cloth or quilt.
This can cause heat to build up and distort
the casing or cause a fire.
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CAUTION
Remove the batteries and disconnect
the AC power adapter when you are
cleaning the camera or if you intend to
leave the camera unused for a long
period.
Failure to do so can cause a fire or electric
shock.
Do not use the flash close to anyone’s
eyes.
This can cause temporary damage to the
person’s eyesight.
Request regular internal testing and
cleaning for your camera.
Build-ups of dust in your camera can cause
a fire or electric shock.
● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to request
internal cleaning every 2 years.
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