Specifications | FujiFilm 420 Digital Camera User Manual

Getting Ready
Using
the Camera
Advanced
Features
Settings
Software
Installation
Viewing Images
This manual will show you how to use your FUJIFILM
DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix F420 correctly.
Please follow the instructions carefully.
BL00323-200 (1)
Warning
EC Declaration of Conformity
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
For customers in the U.S.A.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC Statement
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.
CAUTION
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
IMPORTANT
NOTICE
BEFORE OPENING THE PACKAGE OF CD-ROM
PROVIDED BY FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD., PLEASE
READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
CAREFULLY. ONLY IF YOU DO AGREE TO THIS
AGREEMENT, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE
SOFTWARE RECORDED ON THE CD-ROM. BY OPENING
THE PACKAGE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
End User License Agreement
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This End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is an agreement between
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (“FUJIFILM”) and you, which sets forth the terms
and conditions of the license granted for you to use the software provided by
FUJIFILM.
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and
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to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
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to operate the equipment.
Notes on the Grant:
To comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules, this product must be
used with a Fujifilm-specified ferrite-core A/V cable, USB cable
and DC supply cord.
For customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
We
Name:
Address:
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Heesenstrasse 31
40549 Dusseldorf, Germany
declare that the product
Product Name:
FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix F420
Manufacture’s Name: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
Manufacture’s Address: 26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
is in conformity with the following Standards
Safety:
EN60065
EMC:
EN55022:
1998 Classe B
EN55024:
1998
EN61000-3-2: 1995 + A1:1998 + A2:1998
following the provision of the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC and
93/68/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC).
Please read the Safety Notes (➡P.89) and make sure
you understand them before using the camera.
Be sure to read this page before using the Software.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
December 1, 2003
Place
Date
Signature/Managing Director
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u
ze niet weggooien maar inleveren als KCA
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Contents
Warning ............................................................. 2
IMPORTANT ..................................................... 2
EC Declaration of Conformity ............................ 3
Preface .............................................................. 6
Accessories included ........................................ 7
Nomenclature .................................................... 8
Attaching the strap ......................................... 9
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display ........... 9
■ Still photography mode .......................... 9
■ Playback mode ...................................... 9
B MOVIE
MOVIE MODE
r RECORDING MOVIES ........................................................................................................................ 41
PLAYBACK MODE
r PLAYING BACK MOVIES ................................................................................................................... 43
B PLAYBACK
1 Getting Ready
2 Using the Camera
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g
t
t
ERASING SINGLE / ALL FRAMES ..................................................................................................... 44
PROTECTING IMAGES: FRAME / SET ALL / RESET ALL ................................................................ 46
AUTO PLAY (AUTOMATIC PLAYBACK) ............................................................................................ 48
RECORDING VOICE MEMOS ............................................................................................................ 49
PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS ........................................................................................................ 51
p PHOTO MODE PLAYBACK
u HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS (DPOF) ................................................................................... 52
u DPOF SET FRAME ............................................................................................................................. 53
U DPOF ALL RESET .............................................................................................................................. 55
4 Settings
6 ADJUSTING THE MONITOR BRIGHTNESS / VOLUME .................................................................... 56
SET-UP ................................................................................................................................................ 57
■ SET-UP menu options .......................................................................................................... 57
F USING THE SET-UP SCREEN ................................................................................................. 57
POWER SAVE SETTING .......................................................................................................... 58
FORMAT ................................................................................................................................... 59
FRAME NO. ............................................................................................................................... 59
PLAYBACK MODE
VIEWING THE IMAGES (PLAYBACK) ................................................................................................ 26
Single-frame playback / Fast-forwarding through the images / Multi-frame playback ................... 26
Single-frame playback / Playback zoom / Panning / Trimming ...................................................... 27
ERASING IMAGES (ERASE FRAME) ................................................................................................ 28
p PHOTO MODE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
y QUALITY MODE (NUMBER OF RECORDED PIXELS) ..................................................................... 29
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
q PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ..................................................................................................................... 36
q MANUAL / q AUTO / m PORTRAIT / , SCENE / . SPORT / / NIGHT ............................ 36
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f
D
A
4
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU ..................................................................................................................... 37
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION ..................................................................................... 37
SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY .......................................................................................................... 37
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING ................................................................................................................ 38
EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION) .................................................................................................. 40
WHITE BALANCE ............................................................................................................................... 40
6.1 CAMERA CONNECTION .............................................................................................................. 69
6.2 USING FinePixViewer ................................................................................................................... 74
System Expansion Options ............................ 76
Accessories Guide ......................................... 77
Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly ......... 78
Notes on the Power Supply ............................ 78
Applicable Batteries .................................... 78
Notes on the Batteries ................................ 78
Notes on Using the Rechargeable Battery NH-20
and AAA-size Ni-MH Batteries Correctly ........... 79
Notes on Using the Battery Charger ........... 79
AC Power Adapter ...................................... 80
Notes on the xD-Picture Card™ ................... 81
Warning Displays ........................................... 82
Troubleshooting .............................................. 84
Specifications ................................................. 86
Explanation of Terms ..................................... 88
Safety Notes ................................................... 89
Viewing Images
TAKING PICTURES – SELECTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ........................................................ 32
■ Photography mode specifications ........................................................................................ 32
e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY ............................................................................................. 33
d FLASH ................................................................................................................................................. 34
6 Viewing Images
Software
Installation
Quality settings in Still photography mode ............................................................................... 29
S SENSITIVITY ....................................................................................................................................... 30
High-sensitivity photography (800) .......................................................................................... 30
J FinePix COLOR ................................................................................................................................... 31
5.1 THE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS ............................................................................................... 60
5.2 INSTALLATION ON A Windows PC .............................................................................................. 61
5.3 INSTALLATION ON A Mac OS 9.0 TO 9.2 ................................................................................... 63
5.4 INSTALLATION ON A Mac OS X .................................................................................................. 66
Settings
3 Advanced Features
B STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
5 Software Installation
Advanced
Features
TAKING PICTURES (a AUTO MODE) ............................................................................................. 20
■ Viewfinder lamp display ........................................................................................................ 23
NUMBER OF AVAILABLE FRAMES ............................................................................................. 23
■ Standard number of frames per xD-Picture Card ............................................................... 23
USING AF/AE LOCK ..................................................................................................................... 24
USING THE ZOOM (OPTICAL ZOOM / DIGITAL ZOOM) ............................................................ 25
BEST FRAMING ............................................................................................................................ 25
Using
the Camera
BASIC OPERATION GUIDE ............................................................................................................... 18
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
Getting Ready
CHARGING A BATTERY .................................................................................................................... 10
LOADING THE BATTERY AND THE xD-Picture Card ...................................................................... 11
TURNING ON AND OFF / SETTING THE DATE AND TIME .............................................................. 14
CORRECTING THE DATE AND TIME / CHANGING THE DATE ORDER ........................................ 15
SELECTING THE LANGUAGE ........................................................................................................... 16
PROCEDURE FOR DISCHARGING RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES ............................................... 17
PLAYBACK MENU
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Preface
Accessories included
■ Test Shots Prior to Photography
■ Notes on Electrical Interference
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.
h 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.
If the camera is to be used in hospitals or aircrafts,
please note that this camera may cause interference
to other equipment in the hospital or aircraft. For
details, please check with the applicable regulations.
■ 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 xD-Picture Card containing
images or data protected under copyright laws is only
permissible within the restrictions imposed by those
copyright laws.
■ Liquid Crystal
If the LCD monitor is damaged, take particular care
with the liquid crystal in the monitor. If any of the
following situations arise, take the urgent action
indicated.
h If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin
Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly
with soap and running water.
h If liquid crystal gets into your eye
Flush the affected eye with clean water for at least
15 minutes and then seek medical assistance.
h If liquid crystal is swallowed
Flush your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek
medical assistance.
h 16 MB, xD-Picture Card™ (1)
h Rechargeable Battery NH-20 (1)
Included with: Anti-static case (1)
■ 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.
h Battery Charger BC-NH20 (1)
Included with: Power cable (1)
h Strap (1)
■ Trademark Information
h
and xD-Picture Card™ are trademarks of
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
h IBM PC/AT is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corp. of the U.S.A.
h Macintosh, Power Macintosh, iMac, PowerBook, iBook
and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
h Adobe Acrobat® Reader® is a trademark of Adobe
Systems Incorporated of the U.S.
h Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are
trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring
to the Microsoft® Windows® Operating System.
✽ The “Designed for Microsoft® Windows® XP” logo
refers to the camera and the driver only.
h Other company or product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective companies.
h A/V cable for the FinePix F420 (1)
(approx. 1.2 m (3.9 ft.))
h USB cable with Noise Suppression core (1)
h Owner’s Manual (this manual) (1)
h CD-ROM (1)
Software for FinePix SX
■ Explanation of Color Television System
NTSC: National Television System Committee, color
television telecasting specifications adopted
mainly in the U.S.A., Canada and Japan.
PAL: Phase Alternation by Line, a color television
system adopted mainly by European countries
and China.
■ Exif Print (Exif ver. 2.2)
Exif Print Format is a newly revised digital camera file
format that contains a variety of shooting information
for optimal printing.
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Nomenclature
✽ Refer to the pages in parentheses for information on using the camera features.
Attaching the strap
Shutter button
Microphone
Flash (P.34)
1
0
Attach the strap as shown in 1 and 2.
2
0
Flash control sensor
Self-timer lamp (P.38)
Viewfinder window
Speaker
(USB) socket
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display
Power switch (P.14)
A/V OUT
(Audio visual output) socket
■ Still photography mode
Continuous shooting
(P.69)
Lens (Lens cover)
Cradle connection
socket
DC IN 3V
(power input) socket (P.69)
EV (Exposure compensation)
Self-Timer
Macro (close-up)
Flash
Photography mode
White balance
Quality mode
M
33
Number of available frames
AF
Battery level warning
ISO400
Zoom bar
FinePix COLOR
AF/AE warning
Photo mode (
) button (P.18)
d/
Macro button
(P.33)
Viewfinder lamp (P.23)
Viewfinder
c/ Flash button
(P.34)
DISP (Display) button
a(
(P.18, 25, 26)
)b(
)/Zoom switch
(P.18, 25)
BACK button (P.19)
MENU/OK button (P.19)
Date
Camera shake warning
1/ 1/2003
Sensitivity
AF frame
■ Playback mode
Voice memo
Protection
DPOF
Playback frame number
Playback mode
100−0001
Battery level warning
Tripod mount
Zoom bar
Strap mount
Date
1/ 1/2003
◆ Displaying the On-screen Help ◆
Battery cover
Instructions for the next step in the
procedure appear at the bottom of the
LCD monitor. Press the button
indicated.
Mode switch
(P.11)
LCD monitor
xD-Picture Card slot (P.12)
Battery compartment
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Movie mode (P.41)
Playback mode (P.26)
DISP ZOOM
OK TRIMMING
Press the “DISP” button to use the
zoom or the “MENU/OK” button to crop
the image.
Still photography mode
(P.20)
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1 Getting Ready
CHARGING A BATTERY
Charge the Rechargeable Battery NH-20.
Compatible Batteries
Batteries that can be charged
h Rechargeable Battery NH-20
h 2 × AAA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (commercially available)
h 2 × AAA-size alkaline batteries (commercially available)
h Rechargeable Battery NH-20 (included)
! Use
●
the battery charger (BC-NH20) provided with the camera to charge Ni-MH batteries only. Attempting to charge
batteries other than those specified for use with the charger (such as manganese, alkaline or lithium batteries) can cause
the batteries to burst or leak. This could result in a fire or injury and consequent damage to the surroundings.
Indicator
! The battery is not fully charged at shipment and must be fully
●
charged before being used.
first used after purchasing or left unused for a long
period, charge and discharge battery using the camera’s
“Discharging rechargeable batteries” function and then
recharge it (➡P.17).
! If the terminals of battery are soiled, it may not be possible to
●
charge them. Clean the battery terminals and battery charger
terminals with a clean, dry cloth.
! When
●
2
Charge lamp
Plug the power cable into the battery charger.
Plug the power cable into a power outlet to being
charged. Charging ends after about 2 hours and
the charging lamp goes off. Unplug the power cable
from the power outlet when it is not in use.
! If
●
Rechargeable Battery NH-20 and Ni-MH batteries are
charged repeatedly before there are fully discharged, the
battery low warning to appear while there is still ample charge
remaining in the batteries. At that time, discharge and
recharge them several times using the camera’s “Discharging
rechargeable batteries” function (➡P.17).
◆ Charge the Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (commercially available) ◆
Load the batteries into the battery charger (BC-NH20) correctly
as indicated by the polarity icons.
◆ Alkaline batteries ◆
Alkaline batteries are useful when the rechargeable batteries run out of charge while you are traveling and just
a few more shots are needed. Note the following when using alkaline batteries:
h The shooting time provided by alkaline batteries varies depending on the type and brand. In some cases, the
camera may stop taking pictures or may suddenly turn off without retracting the lens.
h The shooting time provided by alkaline batteries decreases further at low temperatures (0°C to +10°C/+32°F
to +50°F). Use Ni-MH batteries since they provide consistent shooting times even at low temperatures.
h When the camera stops taking pictures or suddenly turns off without retracting the lens, this is not a camera
fault. If the lens does not retract, set the Mode switch to Playback mode (➡P.26). Then turn the camera on.
After the lens retracts, turn the camera off again. If the lens still does not retract, fit new batteries or use the
AC power adapter (➡P.69).
Getting Ready
Load the Rechargeable Battery NH-20 into the
battery charger (BC-NH20) bundled with the
camera correctly as indicated by the polarity icons.
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LOADING THE BATTERY AND THE xD-Picture Card
◆ How to use the battery ◆
h Never use the following types of batteries, as they could cause serious
Outer casing
problems such as battery fluid leakage or overheating:
1. Batteries with split or peeling outer casings
2. Combinations of different types of batteries or new and used batteries
together
h Do not use manganese or Ni-Cd batteries.
h Soil (such as fingerprints) on the battery terminals makes the batteries charge less reducing the number of
images they will allow you to take. Carefully wipe the battery terminals with a soft dry cloth before loading.
h See P.78-79 for other notes on using batteries.
h When first used after purchasing or left unused for a long period, the time for which Rechargeable Battery
NH-20 or AAA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries can be used may be shorter. See P.79 for details.
h When the surfaces of the Rechargeable Battery NH-20 terminals have become worn through repeated use or
the battery has been taken out of the camera and left for a long period, the battery may stop supplying power
or may become usable only for shorter periods.
To restore normal battery operation, open and close the battery cover several times to dislodge any soiling on
the terminals.
1
Check that the camera is turned off (viewfinder
lamp goes off) before opening the battery cover.
! Opening the battery cover while the camera is on causes the
●
camera to turn off.
! Do not apply excessive force to the battery cover.
●
Do not open the battery cover while the camera is
still turned on. This could damage the xD-Picture
Card or corrupt the image files on the xD-Picture
Card.
✽ Wherever possible, use the Rechargeable Battery NH-20. When using
Ni-MH batteries (commercially available), note the following:
h Different brands and types of Ni-MH batteries have differing charging and
discharging characteristics. Some batteries may finish charging more
quickly or give fewer available shots. If the power suddenly fails and the
lens does not retract, set the Mode switch to Playback mode (➡P.26).
Then turn the camera on. After the lens retracts, turn the camera off
again. If the lens still does not retract, fit new batteries or use the AC
power adapter (➡P.69).
h If the lamp blinks during charging, the charger cannot recharge those
batteries. Use the correct charger (commercially available), for the
batteries.
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Continued
11
LOADING THE BATTERY AND THE xD-Picture Card
2
Load the Rechargeable Battery NH-20 correctly as
indicated by the polarity icons.
Indicator
◆ Loading AAA-size batteries ◆
Load the batteries
correctly as indicated by
the polarity icons.
3
1 No icon
2
Lit red
3
Blinking red
33
A
1 There is ample remaining battery charge.
2 There is insufficient charge left in the batteries.
The batteries will soon run completely out and
replace fully charged batteries or recharge the
batteries.
3 The batteries are depleted. The display will shortly
go blank and the camera will stop working.
Replace fully charged batteries or recharge the
batteries.
“C” appears as a small icon on the right-hand side
of the LCD monitor. “V” appears as a large icon on
the LCD monitor.
Getting Ready
Align the gold marking on the xD-Picture Card slot
with the gold contact area on the xD-Picture Card
and then push the card firmly all the way into the
slot.
◆ Checking the remaining battery charge ◆
Turn the camera on and check that no battery level warning (C or V) appears on the LCD monitor.
If no icon appears, there is ample charge left in the batteries.
Lit red
Blinking red
Gold marking
! If the xD-Picture Card is oriented incorrectly, it will not go all
●
the way into the slot. Do not apply excessive force when
inserting an xD-Picture Card.
4
Close the battery cover.
! When the power save (➡P.58) is active and the “C” appears, the intervals of next shooting after a picture is taken
●
and the flash charging time may increase.
! When the batteries run out, “V” appears and camera operation automatically stops. When this occurs, the camera
●
may work if you turn it on again even without loading new or fully charged batteries. However, this may cause camera
faults such as the camera turning itself off without retracting the lens. Always load new or fully charged batteries.
! Due to the nature of the battery, the battery low warning may appear early when the camera is used in cold locations.
●
This is normal and does not indicate a fault. Try warming the batteries in your pocket or a similar location before use.
◆ Power save function ◆
◆ How to replace the xD-Picture Card ◆
Push the xD-Picture Card into the slot and then
slowly remove your finger. The lock is released and
the xD-Picture Card is pushed out.
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When this function is active, the LCD monitor goes dark when the camera is not used for about 10
seconds. When the camera is not used for about 20 seconds, this function automatically turns the LCD
monitor off temporarily (sleep) to reduce power consumption (See P.58 for details). If that camera
remains unused for an additional interval of 2 minutes, the Power save function automatically turns the
camera off. To turn camera back on, slide the Power switch to turn the camera off briefly and then turn
it back on.
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TURNING ON AND OFF / SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
Slide the Power switch to turn the camera on and
off. When turning the camera on, the viewfinder
lamp lights (green).
1
ON
CORRECTING THE DATE AND TIME / CHANGING THE DATE ORDER
1 01 03
OFF
In “q” or “r” mode, the lens extends and the lens
cover opens. Take care not to obstruct the lens, as
it is a precision component.
Obstructing the lens will cause a malfunction or
fault and the “ ∂ ” or “ ß ”
message will appear. Take care also not to get
fingerprints on the camera lens as this will result in
impaired image quality in your shots.
OPTION
SETーUP
LCD
2
SHUTTER
DATE/TIME
LCD
FRAME NO.
DATE/TIME NOT SET
BACK NO
OK SET
BACK CANCEL
! If a confirmation message (left screen) does not appear, refer
●
to “CORRECTING THE DATE AND TIME” (➡P.15) to check
and correct the date and time.
! When also leaving the camera for a long period with the
●
batteries removed, this confirmation message will appear.
! To set the date and time later, press the “BACK” button.
●
! If you do not set the date and time, this confirmation message
●
will appear each time you turn the camera on.
1 Press “d” or “c” to select Year, Month, Day,
Hour or Minute.
2 Press “a” or “b” to correct the setting.
DATE/TIME
MM/DD/YYYY
1
0
3
1
0
OK SET
2
0
Correcting the date and time
MM/DD/YYYY
9 / 9 / 1 / 2003
1 / 2003
12 : 00 AM
12 : 00 AM
BACK CANCEL
OK SET
10
0
2
2
0
1 Press “a” or “b” to select “DATE/TIME”.
2 Press “c”.
SET
ON
CONT.
DATE/TIME
1 / 1 / 1 / 2003
1 / 2003
BACK CANCEL
2/4
SET−UP
Getting Ready
When first using the camera after purchasing, the
date and time are cleared. Press the “MENU/OK”
button to set the date and time.
2
3
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the menu
on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “F ” OPTION and
then press “a” or “b” to select “SET-UP”.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
OK SET
1 Press “d” or “c” to select Year, Month, Day,
Hour or Minute.
2 Press “a” or “b” to correct the setting.
3 Always press the “MENU/OK” button after the
settings are completed.
3
0
! Holding down “a” or “b” changes the numbers continuously.
●
! When the time displayed passes “12:00”, the AM/PM setting
●
! Holding down “a” or “b” changes the numbers continuously.
●
! When the time displayed passes “12:00”, the AM/PM setting
●
automatically changes.
automatically changes.
4
DATE/TIME
MM/DD/YYYY
9 / 9 / 1 / 2003
1 / 2003
Once you have set the date and time, press the
“MENU/OK” button. Pressing the “MENU/OK”
button changes the camera to Photography or
Playback mode.
4
DD.MM.YYYY
1 9 2003
2003
12 : 00 AM
12 : 00 AM
BACK CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
long period with the batteries removed, settings such as the
date and time are cleared. Once the AC power adapter has
been connected or the batteries have been loaded for 2
hours or more, the camera settings will be retained for about
6 hours even if both sources of camera power are removed.
10
0
2
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the date order.
2 Press “a” or “b” to set the order. Refer to the
table below for details of the settings.
3 Always press the “MENU/OK” button after the
settings are completed.
OK SET
OK SET
! At the time of purchase and after leaving the camera for a
●
14
Changing the date order
DATE/TIME
3
0
Date order
Explanation
YYYY.MM.DD
Displays the date in the “year.month.day”
format.
MM/DD/YYYY
Displays the date in the “month/day/year”
format.
DD.MM.YYYY
Displays the date in the “day.month.year”
format.
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SELECTING THE LANGUAGE
1 01 03
PROCEDURE FOR DISCHARGING RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the menu
on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “F ” OPTION and
then press “a” or “b” to select “SET-UP”.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
OPTION
SETーUP
LCD
! The
●
“Discharging rechargeable batteries” function can only be used with Rechargeable Battery NH-20 or Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries (commercially available).
The “Discharging rechargeable batteries” function should not be used with alkaline batteries as it will completely drain the
battery charge.
1 The “SET-UP” screen appears. Press “a” or “b”
to select “
”.
2 Press “c” to select “ENGLISH”, “FRANCAIS”,
“DEUTSCH”, “ESPAÑOL”, “
” or “
”.
Press “c” to cycle through the language settings.
2
0
BACK CANCEL
1 01 03
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the menu
on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “F ” OPTION and
then press “a” or “b” to select “SET-UP”.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
3/4
SET−UP
USB MODE
START−IMAGE
言語/LANG.
言語
/LANG.
VIDEO SYSTEM
The Rechargeable Battery NH-20 or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (commercially available) are not
discharged when the camera is set in the cradle (➡P.77) or while using the AC power adapter
(➡P.69).
Remove the cradle or AC power adapter from the camera before discharging batteries.
Getting Ready
2 01
Due to the nature of Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, the time for which they can be used may
become shorter in certain situations, even when the batteries are fully charged.
In the following situations, the batteries should be discharged and then fully recharged
before use.
h When first used after purchasing the camera
h When you purchase new Rechargeable Battery NH-20 or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
(commercially available)
h When the batteries have not been used for a long period
h When the batteries can only be used for a short time after being charged normally
OPTION
ON
ENGLISH
NTSC
OK SET
SETーUP
LCD
! The screens in this manual are shown in English.
●
! See P.57 for more information on the “F” OPTION menu.
●
! Remove
●
the camera from the cradle when discharging
batteries.
! Do not use the procedure for discharging rechargeable
●
batteries with alkaline batteries.
2
SET−UP
4/4
DISCHARGE
RESET
1 Press “a” or “b” to select “DISCHARGE”.
2 Press “c”.
OK
OK
BACK CANCEL
OK SET
1
0
2
0
3 01
2
0
1 Press “d” or “c” to select “OK”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
The screen changes and discharging begins.
When the battery level indicator blinks red and
discharging ends, the camera turns off.
DISCHARGE
DISCHARGE OK?
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE
FOR DISCHARGING
OK
CANCEL
16
OK SET
! To cancel discharging, press the “BACK” button.
●
17
2 Using
the Camera
BASIC OPERATION GUIDE
You’ve read the chapter on getting ready and the camera is now set up and ready to take pictures.
“Using the Camera” describes the basic camera operations of “Taking Pictures”, then “Viewing Images”
and “Erasing Images”.
This section describes the camera’s functions.
0 Changing modes
Slide the Mode switch to change modes.
Still photography mode: Still image shooting.
Playback mode: Photographed image playback.
Movie mode: Movie recording.
0 a(
) button
Photography: Selects the quality (number
of recorded pixels),
sensitivity and FinePix
COLOR setting.
Playback: Specifies the print order
(DPOF) settings.
) switch
Using
the Camera
0 Photo mode (
)b(
Photography: ab switch
Presses “ ” to zoom in
(telephoto).
Presses “ ” to zoom out
(wide-angle).
Playback: ab switch (Panning frames (files))
Presses “ ” to enlarge the image.
Presses “ ” to revert to normal
display.
0 Using the Menus
1Display the menu.
Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2Select a menu option.
Press the left or right arrow “d” or “c”
on the button.
3Select a setting.
Press the up or down arrow “a” or “b”
on the switch.
4Confirm the setting.
Press the “MENU/OK” button.
0 BACK button
0 DISP button
Press this button to select the LCD monitor
display.
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Photography: Turns the LCD monitor on
and off or displays the
framing guides.
Playback: Turns text display on and off or
selects multi-frame playback.
0 dc button
Photography: d button
Turns Macro ( ) on and off.
c button
Sets the flash ( ).
Playback: Changes frame or (in a movie)
frame advance.
Press this button to stop a
procedure midway through.
In the OWNER’S MANUAL the up, down, left and right directions on the 4-direction button are
indicated by black triangles. Up or down is shown as “a” or “b”, and left or right is shown as
“d” or “c”.
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
1 01
TAKING PICTURES (a AUTO MODE)
1 Slide the Power switch sideways to turn the
camera on.
2 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
ON
Press the Zoom switch “a” ([ telephoto) up to
zoom in on the subject. To zoom out, press “b”
(] wide-angle) down. A “zoom bar” appears on
the LCD monitor when you zoom in or out.
4
h Focal range: Approx. 60 cm (2.0 ft.) to infinity
33
A
2
0
! For subjects closer than 60 cm (2.0 ft.), use Macro mode
●
Zoom bar
(➡P.33).
! Zooming
●
pauses briefly when it changes between optical
zoom and digital zoom (➡P.25). Press the same Zoom button
again to change Zoom modes.
! If the “å”, “˙”, “∆” or
●
©” message appears, see P.82.
“
5
33
A
Using the LCD monitor or viewfinder, frame the
shot so that the subject fills the entire AF (Auto
Focus) frame.
AF frame
! Note
●
that you cannot turn the LCD monitor off in Macro
mode.
2
lock to take the picture (➡P.24).
! To frame the shot precisely, take the picture using the LCD
●
AF frame
View finder
the picture (camera shake). Use a tripod to avoid camera
shake, particularly for shots in dark locations when the flash
is set to Suppressed flash mode.
! There may be some unevenness in the brightness at the
●
lower edge of the LCD monitor. This is normal and does not
affect the photographed image.
3
monitor.
image shown on the LCD monitor before taking the
picture may differ in its brightness, color, etc. from the image
actually recorded. If necessary, play back the recorded image
to check it (➡P.26).
! In some conditions it may be difficult to see your subject
●
clearly on the LCD monitor, (such as in sunny weather
outdoors or when you are shooting dimly lit scenes). In such
situations, use the viewfinder to take the picture.
! The
●
Brace your elbows against your sides and hold the
camera with both hands. Position the thumb of your
right hand so that it is handy for using the zoom.
! The image will be blurred if the camera moves when taking
●
! If the subject is not in the center of the picture, use AF/AE
●
LCD monitor
Using
the Camera
To take pictures using the viewfinder, press the
“DISP” button to turn the LCD monitor off (turning
the LCD monitor off conserves battery power).
h Optical zoom focal length (35 mm camera
equivalent)
Approx. 36 mm-108 mm
Maximum zoom scale: 3×
6
When using the viewfinder to take a picture at a
distance of 0.6 m to 1.5 m (2.0 ft. to 4.9 ft.), only the
shaded area in the figure is photographed.
Take care to hold the camera so that your fingers
or the strap do not cover the lens, flash or flash
control sensor. If the lens, flash or flash control
sensor is obscured by your fingers or the camera
strap, you may not be able to obtain the correct
brightness (exposure) for your shot.
! Check that the lens is clean. If it is dirty, clean the lens as
●
described on P.78.
! When using the flash in very dusty conditions or when it is
●
snowing, white dots may appear in the image due to the flash
reflecting off the dust particles or snowflakes. Try taking the
shot using Suppressed flash mode.
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Continued
21
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
7
TAKING PICTURES (a AUTO MODE)
Pressing the Shutter button down halfway, the
camera emits a short double-beep and focuses on
your subject. At that point, the AF frame on the
LCD monitor becomes smaller and the camera sets
the shutter speed and aperture (the viewfinder
lamp (green) stops blinking and remains lit).
Bebeep
! If “{” appears on the LCD monitor, the camera cannot focus.
●
! Pressing the Shutter button down halfway, the image on the
●
1/500 F2.8
Click
Press the Shutter button down fully without releasing
it. When a clicking noise heard, the camera records
the photographed image.
! There
●
is a slight delay between the Shutter button being
pressed and the picture being taken. When “IMAGE DISP.” is
set to ON (➡P.57), the results of the shot appear on the LCD
monitor after you take a picture. The image shown may differ
in its brightness, color, etc. from the image actually recorded.
If necessary, play back the shot to check the image.
! When pressing the Shutter button down fully in one motion,
●
the AF frame disappears and the picture is taken.
! When taking the picture, the viewfinder lamp lights orange
●
(shooting disabled). The viewfinder lamp then changes to
green to indicate that the next picture can be taken.
! The viewfinder lamp blinks orange while the flash is charging.
●
If the LCD monitor is turned on, the LCD monitor may go
dark. This is normal and does not indicate a fault.
! See P.82-83 for information on the warning displays.
●
Display
Status
Lit green
Ready to shoot.
Blinking green
AF/AE in progress, camera shake warning or AF warning (Ready to shoot).
Blinking green and
orange alternately
Recording to xD-Picture Card (Ready to shoot).
Lit orange
Recording to xD-Picture Card (Not ready).
Blinking orange
Charging the flash (Flash will not fire).
Blinking green
(1-second intervals)
Camera in Power save mode (➡P.58).
Blinking red
h xD-Picture Card Warnings
No card inserted, card not formatted, incorrect format, card full, xD-Picture Card error.
h Lens operation error.
✽ When the LCD monitor is turned on, more detailed warning messages appears (➡P.82-83).
◆ Subjects not suitable for autofocus ◆
Though the FinePix F420 uses an autofocus mechanism, it may have trouble focusing with the
following subjects and situations:
h Subjects moving at high speed
h When something other than your subject is close
to the AF frame, has contrasting areas of light and
dark and is either closer or further away than your
subject (as when you photograph someone
against a background with strongly contrasting
elements)
h Very shiny subjects such as a mirror or car body
h Subjects photographed through glass
h Subjects that do not reflect well, such as hair or fur
h Subjects with no substance, such as smoke or
flames
h When the subject is dark
h When there is very little contrast between the
subject and the background (such as white walls
or subjects dressed in the same color as the
background)
Using
the Camera
8
LCD monitor freezes briefly. However, this is not the recorded
image.
! If “{” appears on the LCD monitor (e.g. the shot is too dark
●
for the camera to focus), try standing about 2 m (6.6 ft.) from
the subject to take the picture.
! If Ni-MH and alkaline batteries are being used together, or the
●
batteries are low on charge, camera may be turned off without
retracting the lens. At that time, set the Mode switch to
Playback mode (➡P.26). Then turn the camera on. After the
lens retracts, turn the camera off again. If the lens still does not
retract, fit new batteries or use the AC power adapter (➡P.69).
■ Viewfinder lamp display
For subjects of this type, use AF/AE lock (➡P.24).
NUMBER OF AVAILABLE FRAMES
A
33
The number of available frames appears on the
LCD monitor.
! See P.29 for information on changing the quality setting.
●
! The default quality “y” set at shipment is 1.
●
■ Standard number of frames per xD-Picture Card
This is the standard number shown for a new xD-Picture Card formatted on the camera. The larger the capacity of the xDPicture Card, the greater the difference between the standard number and the actual number of frames appears.
Also, because the amount of data recorded varies depending on the subject, the number of available frames may not
decrease or may decrease by 2 when a frame is taken. Consequently, the actual number of frames may be more or less
than what is displayed.
5 6M
3 3M
1 1M
` 0.3M
2816 × 2120
2048 × 1536
1280 × 960
640 × 480
DPC-16 (16 MB)
10
19
33
122
DPC-32 (32 MB)
21
40
68
247
DPC-64 (64 MB)
43
81
137
497
DPC-128 (128 MB)
86
162
275
997
DPC-256 (256 MB)
173
325
550
1997
DPC-512 (512 MB)
347
651
1101
3993
Quality
Number of recorded pixels
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23
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
TAKING PICTURES (a AUTO MODE)
USING THE ZOOM (OPTICAL ZOOM / DIGITAL ZOOM)
USING AF/AE LOCK
1
2
33
A
33
A
In a shot with this type of composition, the subjects
(two people in this case) are not in the AF frame. If
the picture is taken at this point, the subjects will
not be in focus.
Press “a ([)” up and “b (])” down to zoom in and
out.
The digital zoom can be used with the “3”, “1”
and “`” quality settings.
When zooming changes between optical and
digital, the “ ■ ” indicator stops. Pressing the same
zoom switch again starts the “ ■ ” indicator moving.
! The digital zoom cannot be used with the “5” quality setting.
●
! See P.29 for information on changing the quality setting.
●
! If the shot goes out of focus during zooming, hold the Shutter
●
Move the camera slightly so that one of the
subjects in the AF frame.
button down halfway to refocus the shot.
Zoom bar display
3
Bebeep
Without moving the camera, press the Shutter
button down halfway (AF/AE lock). Focusing is
complete when the AF frame on the LCD monitor
shrinks and the viewfinder lamp (green) stops
blinking and remains lit.
The position of the “ ” indicator on the
zoom bar shows the zooming status.
The area below the separator indicates
optical zooming, while the area above
indicates digital zooming.
Using
the Camera
Digital
zoom
Optical
zoom
h Optical zoom focal length✽
Approx. 36 mm-108 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: 3×
h Digital zoom focal lengths✽
3: Approx. 108 mm-151 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 1.4×
1: Approx. 108 mm-238 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 2.2×
`: Approx. 108 mm-475 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 4.4×
✽ 35 mm camera equivalent
! The digital zoom can only be used for pictures taken using
●
the LCD monitor.
BEST FRAMING
Select the Framing guideline function in “q” mode.
The LCD monitor display changes each time you
press the “DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button
until “Framing Guideline” appears.
1/500 F2.8
Continue to hold the Shutter button down halfway
(AF/AE lock). Move the camera back to the original
image and then fully press down on the Shutter
button.
4
LCD monitor ON
Framing Guideline displayed
LCD monitor OFF
1/500 F2.8
Click
before releasing the shutter.
be used to ensure excellent results.
◆ AF (Autofocus)/AE (Auto-exposure) Lock ◆
On the FinePix F420, when you press the Shutter button down half way, the focus and exposure
settings are fixed (AF/AE lock). If you want to focus on a subject that is off to one side of the image or if
you want to set the exposure before you compose the final shot, lock the AF and AE settings and then
compose and shoot your picture to get the best results.
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Scene
! You can reapply the AF/AE lock as many times as you like
●
! The AF/AE lock operates in all Photography modes and can
●
◆ Important ◆
Always use AF/AE lock when composing a shot.
The image may not be focused correctly if you do
not use AE/AF lock.
A
33
Use this frame with the main subject positioned at the intersection
of two lines or align one of the horizontal lines with the horizon.
This frame allows you to compose your own shots while
remaining aware of the subject's size and the balance of the shot.
! The framing guideline is not recorded on the image.
●
! The lines in the scene frame divide the recorded pixels into 3 roughly equal
●
parts horizontally and vertically. When the image is printed, the resulting print
may be shifted slightly from the scene frame.
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PLAYBACK MODE
VIEWING THE IMAGES (PLAYBACK)
1
0
Single-frame playback
2
0
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press “c” to scan forward through the images
and press “d” to scan backwards.
During single-frame playback, you can use the zoom to check your photo or trim the image so that
only the part you want to show is saved.
Single-frame playback
Press the “BACK” button to return to
single-frame playback.
! Setting the Mode switch to “w”, the last shot is played back.
●
! If the lens is extended during playback, the lens automatically
●
retracts as a protective measure if the camera is not used for
about 6 seconds.
Fast-forwarding through the images
Hold down “d ” or “c ” about 1 second during
playback to skip backwards or forwards through the
images.
100−00 09
Playback zoom
Panning
Playback frame number
! A bar appears as a progress bar to the location of the current
●
DISP PANNING
OK TRIMMING
DISP ZOOM
OK TRIMMING
image on the xD-picture Card.
Multi-frame playback
Text displayed
No text displayed
Multi-frame playback
1
0
2
0
100ー0001
9/ 1/2003
In Playback mode, the display shown on the LCD
monitor changes each time when pressing the
“DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button until the
multi-frame playback screen (9 frames) appears.
Pressing “a (
)” up or “b (
)” down
during single-frame playback zooms
(enlarges) the still image. At that point, a
zoom bar appears.
0
! The LCD monitor text display disappears after about 3 seconds.
●
! Playback zoom cannot be used with multi-frame playback.
●
◆ Still images that can be viewed ◆
You can use this camera to view still images recorded on the FinePix F420 or still images (excluding
some uncompressed images) recorded on a FUJIFILM digital camera that supports xD-Picture Cards.
Clear playback or digital zooming may not be possible for still images shot on cameras other than the
FinePix F420.
Max. zoom scale
(2816 × 2120)
(2048 × 1536)
18×
13×
(1280 × 960)
8×
(640 × 480)
4×
The size of the saved image varies
depending on the zoom scale. If the saved
image size is less than “
”, the
“ OK TRIMMING" display disappears and
the trimmed image will not be saved.
Press the “MENU/OK” button to crop the
image.
Trimming
TRIMMING
Check the size of the saved image and press the “MENU/OK”
button. The cropped image is added as a separate file in the final
frame.
0
1M
REC OK?
Image sizes
Printing at A4 or A5 size or printing part of the
image cropped at A6 size.
Printing at A6 size.
BACK CANCEL
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Pressing “a”, “b”, “d”, or “c” to display
another part of the image.
Zoom scales
Quality mode
1 Press “a”, “b”, “d” or “c” to move the cursor
(orange frame) to the frame you want to select.
Pressing “a” or “b” repeatedly changes to the
next page.
2 Press “DISP” button again to enlarge the current
image displayed.
Using
the Camera
Change using the “DISP” button.
Zoom bar
OK REC
For an image attached to E-mail or used on a
website.
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PLAYBACK MODE
ERASING IMAGES (ERASE FRAME)
Set the Mode switch to “w”.
1
p PHOTO MODE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Advanced
Features
3
1 01
y QUALITY MODE (NUMBER OF RECORDED PIXELS)
1 Slide the Power switch to the side to turn the
camera on.
2 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
3 Press the Photo mode (p) button.
2
0
ON
2
1
0
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button during playback to
display the menu.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “o” ERASE.
2
0
The quality setting is retained even if you turn the
camera off or change the Mode switch setting.
2 01
ERASE
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the “y” quality setting
and then press “a” or “b” to change the setting.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
setting.
2
0
Note that mistakenly erased images cannot be
recovered. Please copy important frames (files)
that you do not want to be erased to your computer
or another media.
1 Press “a” or “b” to select “FRAME”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
See P.44 for information on “ALL FRAMES”.
ERASE
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
Quality settings in Still photography mode
QUALITY
10
19
33 FRAMES
122
Choose from 4 settings. Using the table below as a
guide, select the setting that best suits the desired
result.
Advanced
Features
3
3
0
! The numbers to the right of each setting show the number of
●
available frames.
1
0
! When changing the quality setting, the number of available
●
2
0
frames also changes (➡P.23).
! Press “a” or “b” to select “¡ BACK” and press “MENU/OK”
●
button to return to single-frame playback.
! Press the “BACK” button to cancel erasing single frame.
●
4
100−0009
FRAME
ERASE OK?
BACK CANCEL
1
0
OK YES
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the frame (file) to be
erased.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase the
displayed frame (file).
To erase another image, repeat steps 1 and 2.
When you have finished erasing images, press the
“BACK” button.
Quality mode
5 6 MB (2816 × 2120)
Sample Uses
Printing at A4 size or printing part of the image cropped at A5 or A6 size.
3 3 MB (2048 × 1536)
Printing at A4 or A5 size or printing part of the image cropped at A6 size.
1 1 MB (1280 × 960)
Printing at A6 size.
` 0.3 MB (640 × 480)
For an image attached to E-mail or used on a website.
2
0
! Pressing
●
the “MENU/OK” button repeatedly erases
consecutive images. Take care not to erase an image by
mistake.
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29
p PHOTO MODE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
1 01
2
0
S SENSITIVITY
1 Slide the Power switch to the side to turn the
camera on.
2 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
3 Press the Photo mode (p) button.
p PHOTO MODE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
1 01
ON
J FinePix COLOR
1 Slide the Power switch to the side to turn the
camera on.
2 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
3 Press the Photo mode (p) button.
2
0
ON
! In
●
“r ” Movie mode, do not set the “J ” FinePix COLOR
setting.
! In “r” Movie mode, do not set the “S” (sensitivity) setting.
●
3
0
3
0
The FinePix COLOR setting is retained even if you
turn the camera off or change the Mode switch
setting.
Sensitivity is retained even if you turn the camera
off or change the Mode switch setting.
2 01
A
2
0
ISO
800
400
200
00
AUTO
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the “S” setting and
then press “a” or “b” to change the setting.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
setting.
h Settings
a: AUTO (125 to 640)/200/400/800
s, m, ,, . and /: 160/200/400/800
2 01
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the “ J ” FinePix
COLOR setting and then press “a” or “b” to
change the setting.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
setting.
2
0
! p-CHROME may have little visible effect with some subjects,
●
COLOR
such as close-up shots of people (portraits).
the effects on the image differ depending on the
scene being shot in p -CHROME mode, take pictures in
standard mode as well as this mode. Note that you may not
be able to see any difference on the LCD monitor.
! For shots taken in p -CHROME mode or p -B&W mode,
●
automatic quality adjustment will be suppressed on Exif Print
compliant printers.
! Because
●
B&W
CHROME
STANDARD
take pictures in darker locations, it will also increase the
amount of speckling in your images.
Choose the sensitivity setting that best suits the conditions.
ISO
800
400
00
200
00
160
16
A
Select AUTO as the sensitivity setting and the
camera automatically selects the appropriate
sensitivity setting for the subject brightness.
The AUTO sensitivity setting can be selected in
“a” in the SHOOTING MODE.
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ISO 800
High-sensitivity photography (800)
When high sensitivity (800) is selected, the quality
is automatically set to “1”.
When using a high sensitivity setting, “ ^ ”
appears on the LCD monitor.
3
p-STANDARD
The contrast and color saturation are set to standard. Use this mode for normal photography.
p-CHROME
The contrast and color saturation are set to high. This feature is effective for taking more vivid
shots of subjects such as scenery (blue sky and greenery) and flowers.
p-B&W
This setting converts the colors in the photographed image to black and white.
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A
ISO1600
Advanced
Features
! While selecting a higher sensitivity setting will allow you to
●
When setting p -CHROME or p -B&W, the icon
appears on the LCD monitor.
p-CHROME: R
p-B&W
:T
QUALITY
! The
●
digital zoom cannot be used in high-sensitivity
photography.
◆ Quality setting in High-sensitivity mode ◆
If you try to select a quality setting (➡P.29) other than “1” when the camera is set to High-sensitivity
mode, “^” appears blinking and the quality cannot be changed.
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
TAKING PICTURES — SELECTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY / d FLASH
Consider the scene you are photographing and the sort of image you want to
achieve when you specify the camera settings. A general guide to the procedure
is given below.
1
e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY
1
0
2
0
Select the SHOOTING MODE
a
Leaves the “EV” and “White balance” settings to the camera.
s
Sets the “EV” and “White balance” to manual to easily control
yourself.
A
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m / , / . / / Selects the best setting for the scene being shot.
2
Specify the required Photography function settings
d Flash
e
*
A
conditions and lighting.
3
Take the pictures
■ Photography mode specifications
c
d FLASH (AUTO/b/d/v/c/n)
d
e MACRO (ON/OFF)
FinePix
Photo
mode
Menu
y QUALITY
Default
Setting
a
s
m/,/.//
AUTO
YES
YES
YES✽2
OFF
YES
YES
NO
1M
YES
YES
YES
AUTO✽1
YES
YES
YES
p-STANDARD
YES
YES
YES
* SELF-TIMER (ON/OFF)
OFF
YES
YES
YES
f CONTINUOUS SHOOTING (OFF/f/k)
OFF
YES
YES
YES
0
NO
YES
NO
AUTO
NO
YES
NO
S ISO
J FinePix COLOR
D EV (–2.1 to +1.5)
A WHITE BALANCE (AUTO/6/7/9/0/-/8)
✽ 35 mm camera equivalent
! Macro photography is automatically cancelled in the following
●
If you use the viewfinder to take a picture
in Macro mode, the field visible through
the viewfinder does not match the field
actually photographed because the
viewfinder and lens are in different
positions. Accordingly, you should use
the LCD monitor to take pictures in
Macro mode.
situations:
i When the Mode switch setting is moved to “r”
i When the SHOOTING MODE is changed
i When the camera is turned off
! Select the appropriate Flash mode for the conditions.
●
! If shooting in a dark location (when the “|” camera shake
●
warning icon appears), use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
! The LCD monitor is automatically turned ON and cannot be
●
turned OFF.
! When canceling Macro mode, the LCD monitor remains on.
●
Advanced
Features
f
D
Uses for shots in dark locations or for backlit
subjects, etc.
Macro
Uses for close-up shots.
Self-timer
Uses in situations such as group shots where the
photographer is included in the shot.
Continuous shooting Uses to take a series of continuous shots.
EV
Uses the AE exposure as a reference value of 0,
this function brightens (+) or darkens (–) the shot.
White balance
Uses to fix the white balance to suit the photography
Selecting Macro mode allows you to take close-up
shots.
1 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
2 Press the “e” Macro button (d). Close-up shots
are ready to take when the “e” appears on the
LCD monitor.
To cancel Macro mode, press the “e ” Macro
button (d) again.
h Focal range
Approx. 8.5 cm to 80 cm (3.3 in. to 31.5 in.)
h Effective flash range
Approx. 30 cm to 80 cm (11.8 in. to 31.5 in.)
h Optical zoom focal length✽
Approx. 36 mm-52 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: 1.4 ×
h Digital zoom focal lengths✽
3: Approx. 52 mm-73 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 1.4 ×
1: Approx. 52 mm-114 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 2.2 ×
`: Approx. 52 mm-229 mm,
Maximum zoom scale: Approx. 4.4 ×
✽1 The factory default S setting for s mode is 160.
✽2 Some restrictions apply to the available flash modes depending on the photography menu setting (m, ,, . or /)
(➡P.36).
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY / d FLASH
d FLASH
1
0
d Forced flash
2
0
Up to 6 Flash modes can be chosen according to
the type of shot.
1 Set the Mode switch to “q”.
2 The flash setting changes each time you press
the “d” Flash button (c). The last Flash mode
displayed is selected.
h Effective flash range (for a AUTO)
Wide-angle: Approx. 0.6 m to 3.5 m
(2.0 ft. to 11.5 ft.)
Telephoto: Approx. 0.6 m to 2.7 m
(2.0 ft. to 8.9 ft.)
! When useing the flash in very dusty conditions or when it is
●
snowing, white dots may appear in the image due to the flash
reflecting off the dust particles or snowflakes. Try taking the
shot using Suppressed flash mode.
! The flash charging time may increase if the charge remaining
●
in the battery is low.
! When taking a picture using the flash, you may see the image
●
disappear and the LCD monitor go dark as the flash charges.
At the same time, the viewfinder lamp blinks orange.
! The available Flash modes are limited depending on the
●
Photography menu selected (➡P.36).
Use this 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 lamps. In this mode, the flash
fires in bright as well as dark conditions.
v Suppressed flash
Use this mode for photography using indoor lighting, for
shots taken through glass, and for photography in venues
such as theaters or at indoor sporting events where the
distance is too great for the flash to be effective. In this
situation, you can use the specified white balance (➡P.40)
to take shots that retain the atmosphere given by the
ambient lighting.
! To take pictures in Suppressed flash mode in dark conditions, use a
●
tripod to prevent camera shake.
! See P.82 for information on the camera shake warning.
●
c Slow synchro
Use this mode for ordinary photography. The flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions.
This is a flash mode that uses a slow shutter speed. This
allows you to take pictures of people at night that clearly
show both your subjects and the night time backdrop. To
prevent camera shake, always use a tripod.
Advanced
Features
Auto flash mode (no icon)
h Slowest shutter speed: Up to 2 sec.
! Pressing the Shutter button while the flash is charging, the shot will be
●
taken without the flash.
b 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.
The flash fires automatically as required by the shooting
conditions.
n Red-eye reduction + Slow synchro
Use this mode for Slow synchro shots with Red-eye
reduction.
! The image may be overexposed when shooting bright scenes.
●
To take a picture of a main subject at night with the
background brightly lit, please use “/” (NIGHT) settings in
the “q” SHOOTING MODE (➡P.36).
! Pressing the Shutter button while the flash is charging will result in the
●
shot will be taken without the flash.
◆ 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 to effectively minimize the likelihood of the red-eye effect.
Take the following measures to make Red-eye reduction more effective:
h Get the subjects to look at the camera. h Get as close as possible to the subjects.
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
Set the Mode switch to “q”.
1
2
q PHOTOGRAPHY MODE
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU Selecting the SHOOTING MODE (➡P.36)
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION
1 01 03
1
0
2
0
2
0
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “ q ” SHOOTING
MODE.
SHOOTING MODE
SCENE
PORTRAIT
AUTO
MANUAL
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the menu
on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select the menu item and
“a” or “b” to change the setting.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
2
When the setting is enabled, an icon appears in the
top-left corner of the LCD monitor.
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A
! The settings available in the menu screen vary depending on
●
2
0
the SHOOTING MODE (➡P.32).
* SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY
1
SHOOTING MODE
SCENE
PORTRAIT
AUTO
MANUAL
SELF−TIMER
ON
OFF
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A
The self timer can be set in Still photography mode.
The self timer is used in situations such as group
shots where the photographer is included in the
shot.
When you set the self-timer to “ON”, “*” appears
on the LCD monitor.
In this mode, a timer runs for about 10 seconds
before the shutter is released.
Advanced
Features
3
1
0
1 Press “a” or “b” to select SHOOTING MODE.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
! The
●
Photography mode
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Explanation
Available flash modes
q MANUAL
This is the mode for specifying “EV” (exposure compensation) AUTO / b / d / v / c /
(➡P.40) and White balance (➡P.40) settings.
n
q AUTO
This is the easiest mode for taking pictures and can be used in
AUTO / b / d / v
a wide range of conditions.
m PORTRAIT
This is the best mode for shooting portraits. Skin tones are AUTO / b / d / v / c /
shown beautifully and the overall tone is soft.
n
, SCENE
This is the best mode for shooting scenery in daylight and
provides crisp, clear shots of scenery such as buildings and can not be used
mountains.
. SPORT
This is the best mode for shooting sporting events. This mode
AUTO / d / v
gives priority to faster shutter speeds.
/ NIGHT
This is the best mode for evening and night scenes. This mode
allows you to take shots where priority is given to slow shutter
speeds of up to 2 seconds. To prevent camera shake, always c / n / v
use a tripod.
✽ “m”, “,”, “.” and “/” can not be selected Macro mode.
self-timer is automatically turned off in the following
situations:
i When shooting ends
i When the SHOOTING MODE is changed
i When the Mode switch setting is moved another setting
i When the camera is turned off
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A
2 Bebeep
0
3
0
Click
1 Position the AF frame over the subject.
2 Press the Shutter button down halfway to focus
the shot.
3 Without releasing the Shutter button, press the
button all the way down (fully pressed) to start
the self-timer.
! The AF/AE lock can be used in Self-timer photography mode
●
(➡P.24).
! Take care not to stand in front of the lens when you press the
●
Shutter button as this can prevent the correct focus or
brightness (exposure) being obtained.
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
Selecting the SHOOTING MODE (➡P.36)
The self-timer lamp lights steadily for about 5
seconds and then blinks for another 5 seconds,
after which the shot is taken.
3
f Top 4-frame continuous shooting
This mode shoots up to 4 frames at intervals as
short as 0.3 seconds. When taking the pictures, the
photographed images are displayed and
automatically recorded.
STORING
! The self-timer lamplight may not be visible under sunlight.
●
! To stop the self-timer, once it has started running, press the
●
“BACK” button.
! The time required to record a file is about 7 seconds in “1”
●
A countdown appears on the LCD monitor indicating
the time remaining until the picture is taken.
Self-timer mode is automatically cancelled after
each shot.
4
2
mode (for top or final 4-frame continuous shooting).
k Final 4-frame continuous shooting
Max. 25 shots
Press Shutter
button
1/500 F2.8
×
×
×
×
Release Shutter
button
×
1
1
3
4
4 frames
f CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
1
2
FINAL 4
TOP 4
OFF
Advanced
Features
This mode can be selected in the Still photography
mode.
Select the Continuous shooting mode you want to
use.
CONT.
This mode allows you to release the shutter up to
25 times (at intervals as short as 0.3 seconds) and
record the last 4 frames.
If you take your finger off the Shutter button before
25 shots have been taken, the camera records the
final 4 frames shot before you released the Shutter
button.
If there is insufficient space on the xD-Picture
Card, the camera records as many of the pictures
taken just before the Shutter button was released
as will fit on the xD-Picture Card.
◆ Focusing on a moving subject ◆
2
A
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ISO 400
Setting Continuous shooting mode (excluding
OFF), the selected mode appears on the LCD
monitor.
f: Top 4-frame Continuous shooting
k: Final 4-frame Continuous shooting
If you press the Shutter button down halfway to focus on the subject at the starting point A, the subject
may no longer be in focus when it reaches point B where you want to take the shot.
In such situations, focus on point B beforehand and then lock the focus so that it does not shift.
This feature is also useful for photographing fast-moving subjects that are difficult to focus on.
Focus on A and the focus is wrong at B .
A
◆ Notes on using the Continuous shooting modes ◆
h LCD monitor goes dark during shooting images.
h Use the viewfinder to take pictures.
h The results of the shot appear even when “IMAGE DISP.” is set to OFF (➡P.57).
h Shooting continues for as long as holding down the Shutter button.
h If there is insufficient space on the xD-Picture Card, as many frames are shot as can be recorded on
the available space.
h The focus and exposure are determined when the first frame is shot and cannot be changed midway.
h The speed of continuous shooting does not change with the quality setting.
h When a Continuous shooting mode is selected, the flash mode is forcibly set to “v” Suppressed flash.
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B and lock the focus.
Focus on B
Starting point
Point where you want to take the picture
FAR
NEAR
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STILL PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
D EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION)
EV
+0.6
+0.3
0.3
0
-0.3
0.3
MOVIE MODE
Selecting the SHOOTING MODE (➡P.36)
This mode can be selected in “s” in the SHOOTING
MODE.
Use the Brightness setting to obtain the correct
brightness (exposure) when the subject is much
brighter or darker than the background.
! The available recording time for a video may decrease depending on the amount of free space on the xD-Picture
●
Card.
! Because a movie is recorded onto the xD-Picture Card as it is shot, it cannot be recorded correctly if the camera
●
! The Brightness setting is disabled in the following situations:
●
suddenly loses power (if you open the battery cover or disconnect the AC power adapter).
i When the flash is used in Auto or Red-eye reduction mode
i When dark scenes are shot in Forced flash mode
It may not be possible to playback your movies on other cameras.
◆ To obtain the optimum brightness ◆
■ Recording Times for xD-Picture Card
Adjust the exposure compensation according to the level of brightness or darkness in the photographed
image.
AUTO
Quality mode $ (30 frames per second)
26 sec.
DPC-16 (16 MB)
DPC-32 (32 MB)
54 sec.
DPC-64 (64 MB)
109 sec.
DPC-128 (128 MB)
219 sec.
DPC-256 (256 MB)
7.3 min.
DPC-512 (512 MB)
14.6 min.
2
26s
The available recording time and “ œ ”
appear on the LCD monitor.
Advanced
Features
A WHITE BALANCE
WB
✽ These figures are the available recording times using a new xD-Picture Card formatted on the camera.
h When the subject appears too dark
Try a positive (+) compensation setting.
This will make the overall photographed
image brighter.
■ Guide to compensation
i Backlit portraits: +0.6 EV to +1.5 EV
i Very bright scenes (such as snowfields) and highly reflective subjects: +0.9 EV
i Shots made up predominantly of sky: +0.9 EV
i Spotlit subjects, particularly against dark backgrounds: –0.6 EV
i Scenes with low reflectivity, such as shots of pine trees or dark foliage: –0.6 EV
Set the Mode switch to “r”.
Use “r” Movie mode to record movies with sound.
h Specifications
Motion JPEG with monaural sound
Quality setting: $ 320 × 240 pixels
h Frame rate (➡P.88)
30 frames per second
1
h Compensation range
–2.1 EV to +1.5 EV (13 steps in 0.3 EV increments)
See P.88 for more information on EV.
h When the subject appears too bright
Try a negative (–) compensation setting.
This will make the overall photographed
image darker.
r RECORDING MOVIES
STANDBY
This mode can be selected in “s” in the SHOOTING
MODE.
Change the white balance setting when you want to
take a picture with the white balance fixed for the
surroundings and lighting when the picture is taken.
In AUTO mode, the correct white balance may not
be obtained for subjects such as close-ups of
people’s faces and pictures taken under a special
light source. In such situations, select the correct
white balance for the light source. See P.88 for
information on the white balance.
! Because
●
sound is recorded concurrently with the images,
ensure that you do not cover the microphone with a finger,
etc. (➡P.8).
Press “a ([)” up or “b (])” down to zoom in or
out before you start recording. You must zoom
beforehand as you cannot zoom during recording.
3
26s
! The
●
color tones may vary somewhat depending on the
shooting conditions (light source, etc.).
AUTO : Automatic adjustment
(Shooting to show the ambience of
the light source)
6 : Shooting outdoors in fine weather
7 : Shooting in shade
9 : Shooting under “Daylight” fluorescent
STANDBY
h The optical zoom focal length
(35 mm camera equivalent)
Approx. 36 mm-108 mm
Max. zoom scale: 3×
h Focal range
Approx. 60 cm (2.0 ft.) to infinity
lamps
0 : Shooting under “Warm White” fluorescent
lamps
- : Shooting under “Cool White” fluorescent
lamps
8 : Shooting in incandescent light
✽ When the flash fires, the white balance set for the flash is used. To achieve a particular desired effect, set the Flash
mode to Suppressed flash (➡P.35).
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MOVIE MODE
r RECORDING MOVIES
PLAYBACK MODE
Press the Shutter button down fully to start
recording.
4
r PLAYING BACK MOVIES
1 01
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select the movie file.
2
0
! The brightness and color of the LCD monitor shown during
●
100−0006
movie recording may differ from those shown before
recording begins.
! You do not need to hold down the Shutter button.
●
! Movies
●
cannot be played back using multi-frame playback.
Use the “DISP” button to select single-frame playback.
Pressing the Shutter button down fully locks the
focus, but the exposure varies automatically
according to the scene being shot.
5
REC
7s
A counter appears in the top-right corner of the
LCD monitor during recording shows the remaining
time.
PLAY
Indicated by the “r” icon.
2 01
1 Press “b” to play the movie.
2 The LCD monitor shows the playback time and a
playback progress bar.
! When
●
the Power save function (➡P.58) is active, after 30
seconds of recording, the LCD monitor gets a bit dark. Press
the “DISP” button to recover the LCD monitor brightness.
! If the brightness of the subject changes during movie
●
recording, the sound of lens operation may be recorded.
! Some wind noise may be recorded in movie recorded
●
outdoors.
! When the remaining time runs out, recording automatically
●
ends and the movie is saved onto the xD-Picture Card.
1s
! If the subject of the movie is very bright, white streaks may
●
appear on the image during playback. This is normal and
does not indicate fault.
STOP
Press the Shutter button during recording to end
recording.
Movies are displayed one size smaller than still
images.
PAUSE
Advanced
Features
6
2
0
■ Playing Back Movies
Control
! If
●
recording is stopped immediately after it begins, about 1
second of movie is recorded onto the xD-Picture Card.
Description
Playback
Playback begins.
The movie automatically stops when playback ends.
Pause/Resume
Pauses the movie during playback.
Press “b” again to resume playback.
Stop
Stops playback.
✽ Press “d” or “c” while movie playback is stopped to go back
to the previous file or advance to the next file respectively.
Fast forward/Rewind
Rewind
Fast forward
Skip playback
When paused
Press “d” or “c” during playback to skip forwards or backwards
through the movie.
i Press “d ” or “c ” when the movie is paused, the movie
advances or goes back one frame.
i Hold down “d” or “c” to move through the frames quickly.
◆ Playing back movie files ◆
i It may not be possible to play back a movie file that was recorded on a camera other than the FinePix
F420.
i To play back movie files on a computer, save the movie file on the xD-Picture Card to the
computer’s hard disk and then play back the saved file.
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PLAYBACK MENU
o ERASING SINGLE / ALL FRAMES
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
1 01
100−0009
FRAME
ERASE OK?
BACK CANCEL
2
0
Note that mistakenly erased images cannot be
recovered. Please copy important frames (files)
that you do not want to be erased to your computer
or another media.
1
0
OK YES
2
0
the “MENU/OK” button repeatedly erases
consecutive images. Take care not to erase an image by
mistake.
! Protected frames (files) cannot be erased. Unprotect the
●
frames (files) before erasing them (➡P.46).
100ー0009
ALL FRAMES
Erases all unprotected frames (files).
Copy important frames (files) that you do not want to
be erased to your computer or another media.
ERASE
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the frame (file) to be
erased.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase the
currently displayed frame (file).
To erase another image, repeat steps 1 and 2.
When you have finished erasing images, press the
“BACK” button.
! Pressing
●
Press “d” or “c” to select “o” ERASE.
2
FRAME
ALL FRAMES
ERASE ALL OK?
ALL FRAMES
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the
frames (files).
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE
BACK CANCEL
OK YES
FRAME
! Protected
●
¡BACK
Returns to playback without erasing any frames
(files).
frames (files) cannot be erased. Unprotect the
frames (files) before erasing them (➡P.46).
Advanced
Features
Erase only the selected frame (file).
† ” message appears, press the “MENU/OK” button again to erase the
If the “
frames (files).
3 01
2
0
1 Press “a” or “b” to select “ALL FRAMES” or
“FRAME”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
◆ To stop the procedure mid-way ◆
Press the “BACK” button to stop erasing all the
frames (files). Some unprotected frames (files) will
be left unerased.
ALL FRAMES
ERASE
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
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BACK CANCEL
! Even if you stop the procedure immediately, some frames
●
(files) will be erased.
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PLAYBACK MENU
i PROTECTING IMAGES: FRAME / SET ALL / RESET ALL
1 01
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
2
0
100−0009
FRAME
Protection is a setting that prevents frames (files)
from being accidentally erased. However, the
“FORMAT” function erases all the frames (files),
including protected frames (files) (➡P.59).
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the protected frame
(file).
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to unprotect the
displayed frame (file).
UNPROTECT OK?
BACK CANCEL
1
0
FRAME RESET
OK YES
2
0
Press “d” or “c” to select “i” PROTECT.
2
RESET ALL
Removes the protection from all the frames (files).
PROTECT
SET ALL
RESET ALL
SET ALL
FRAME
Protects all the frames (files).
FRAME
Protects or unprotects only the selected frame
(file).
SET ALL
Press the “MENU/OK” button to protect all the
frames (files).
SET ALL OK?
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE
BACK CANCEL
OK YES
1 Press “a” or “b” to select “FRAME”, “SET ALL”
or “RESET ALL”.
2 Press “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
Advanced
Features
3 01
100−0009
SET ALL
100−0009
PROTECT
RESET ALL
SET ALL
FRAME
RESET ALL
Press the “MENU/OK” button to unprotect all the
frames (files).
RESET ALL
RESET ALL OK?
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE
BACK CANCEL
100−0009
FRAME
PROTECT OK?
BACK CANCEL
1
0
OK YES
2
0
OK YES
FRAME SET
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the frame (file) to be
protected.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to protect the
frame (file) currently displayed.
To protect another frame (file), repeat steps 1 and
2. To finish protecting frames (files), press the
“BACK” button.
◆ To stop the procedure mid-way ◆
100−0009
SET ALL
BACK CANCEL
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If the photographed images are very large, protecting
or unprotecting all the frames (files) may take some
time.
If you want to take a picture or a movie during the
procedure, press the “BACK” button. To then return
to protecting or unprotecting all the frames (files),
start the procedure on P.46 from step 1.
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PLAYBACK MENU
g AUTO PLAY (AUTOMATIC PLAYBACK)
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the menu
on the LCD monitor.
1 01
PLAYBACK MENU
t RECORDING VOICE MEMOS
1 01
Voice memos can be added to still images.
2
0
h Audio recording format: WAVE (➡P.88)
PCM recording format
Audio file size: Approx. 480 KB
(for a 30-second voice memo)
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select the image (still image)
to which you want to add a voice memo.
2
0
! The Power save function does not operate during playback.
●
! Movie starts automatically. When the preview movie or movie
●
ends, playback moves on to the next frame.
2 01 03
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “t” VOICE MEMO.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
Press “d” or “c” to select “g” PLAYBACK.
2
VOICE MEMO
ON
PLAYBACK
! Voice memos cannot be added to movies.
●
! When the “≤” message appears, unprotect
●
the frame.
100−0009
VOICE MEMO
“ø” appears on the LCD monitor.
Press the “MENU/OK” button to begin recording.
REC STANDBY
3 01
2
0
30s
1 Press “a” or “b” to select the playback interval
and the type of image transition.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button. The image frames
are automatically advanced and played back.
BACK CANCEL
OK START
Microphone
PLAYBACK
! Pressing the “DISP” button once during playback causes, the
●
playback frame number to appear on the LCD monitor.
! To interrupt “g” PLAYBACK, press the “BACK” button.
●
Advanced
Features
3
4
100ー0009
VOICE MEMO
RECORDING
Remaining time
29s
BACK RE−REC
Elapsed time
progress bar
Face the microphone on
the front of the camera
to record your comment.
Hold the camera about
20 cm (7.9 in.) away for
the best results.
The remaining recording time appears during
recording and the self-timer lamp blinks.
When the time remaining reaches 5 seconds, the
self-timer lamp starts blinking quickly.
OK REC
! To end your comment during recording, press the “MENU/OK”
●
button.
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Continued
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PLAYBACK MENU
5
t RECORDING VOICE MEMOS
100ー0009
VOICE MEMO
t PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS
1 01
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select an image file that has a
voice memo.
2
0
To finish: Press the “MENU/OK” button.
To re-record your comment: Press the “BACK”
button.
FINISH
BACK RE−REC
After 30 seconds of recording, “π” appears
on the LCD monitor.
PLAYBACK MENU
OK REC
! Voice
●
memos can not be play backed using multi-frame
playback. Press the “DISP” button to select single-frame
playback.
PLAY
◆ When the image already has a voice memo ◆
VOICE MEMO
RE−REC
BACK
If you select an image that already has a voice
memo, a screen appears in which you can select
whether or not to re-record the memo.
Indicated by the “t” icon.
2 01
1 Press “b” to play the voice memo.
2 The playback time appears on the LCD monitor
along with a progress bar.
! When the sound is difficult to hear, adjust the volume (➡P.56).
●
2
0
1s
! When the “≤” message appears, unprotect
●
Speaker
Take care not to block
the speaker.
the frame.
Advanced
Features
STOP
PAUSE
■ Playing back voice memos
Control
Description
Playback
The voice memo automatically stops when playback ends.
Pause/Resume
Pauses the voice memo during playback.
Press “b” again to resume playback.
Stop
Stops playback.
✽ Press “d” or “c” while voice memo playback is stopped to
go back to the previous file or advance to the next file
respectively.
Fast forward/
Rewind
Rewind
Press “d” or “c” during playback to skip forwards or backwards
through the voice memo.
Fast forward ✽ These buttons do not function while playback is paused.
◆ Compatible voice memo files ◆
You can use your FinePix F420 to playback voice memos recorded on this camera or voice memos up
to 30 seconds long recorded onto xD-Picture Card using a FUJIFILM digital camera.
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p PHOTO MODE PLAYBACK
u HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS (DPOF)
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format and refers to a format that is used for
recording printing specifications for images shot using a digital camera on media such as
an xD-Picture Card. The recorded specifications include information on which frames
are to be printed.
p PHOTO MODE PLAYBACK
1 01
u DPOF SET FRAME
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the Photo mode (p) button.
2
0
This section gives a detailed description of how to order your prints with the FinePix F420.
On the FinePix F420, you can specify only one print per image in the DPOF settings.
✽ 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.
¬
… (➡P.45)
Press “d” or “c” to select “u” DPOF.
2
100−0009
DPOF
When you erase the image, the DPOF setting for that image is deleted at the same
time.
WITHOUT DATE
WITH DATE
¥ (➡P.53)
When you insert an xD-Picture Card that contains frames specified for printing on by
another camera, those print specifications are all reset and replaced by the new print
specifications.
Up to 999 frames can be specified on the same xD-Picture Card.
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3 01
1 Press “a ” or “b ” to select “WITH DATE” or
“WITHOUT DATE”. Selecting “WITH DATE” will
cause the date to be imprinted on your prints.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
Advanced
Features
µ (➡P.82)
During
playback,
check that the “ u ”
appears for the DPOF
settings that have
been specified.
DPOF
WITHOUT DATE
WITH DATE
! By selecting the “WITH DATE” setting, you can have the date
●
imprinted on your shots when you use the Print Service or a
DPOF-compatible printer (depending on the printer
specifications, the date may not be printed in some cases).
◆ When DPOF settings were specified on another camera ◆
100ー0009
RESET DPOF OK?
BACK NO
OK YES
When the data includes a frame (file) with DPOF
setting that were specified on another camera,
” appears.
“
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button (or Photo mode (p)
button) erases all of the DPOF settings already
specified for each frame (file). You must then specify
the DPOF setting for each frame (file) again.
¥
! Press
●
the “BACK” button to leave the previous settings
unchanged.
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p PHOTO MODE PLAYBACK
4 01
u DPOF SET FRAME
2
0
DPOF:00009
Total100−0009
number
of prints
Setting for
that frame
01 SHEETS
1 Press “d” or “c” to display the frame (file) for
which you want to specify DPOF settings.
2 Press “a” or “b” to set a value up to 99 as the
number of copies of the frame (file) to be printed.
For frames (files) that you do not want printed,
set the number of prints to 0 (zero).
To specify more DPOF settings, repeat steps 1
and 2.
! Prints of up to 999 image frames (files) can be ordered on the
●
same xD-Picture Card.
! DPOF settings cannot be specified for movies.
●
FRAME
OK SET
p PHOTO MODE PLAYBACK
1 01
2
0
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the Photo mode (p) button.
2 01
2
0
1 Press “d” or “c” to select “U” DPOF ALL RESET.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
If you press the “BACK” button during the settings,
all the new settings are cancelled. If there were
previous DPOF settings, only the modifications are
cancelled.
DPOF ALL RESET
Always press the “MENU/OK” button (or Photo
mode (p) button) to complete the settings.
Pressing the “BACK” button, no DPOF settings are
specified.
5
100−0009
Total number
of prints
TOTAL/ 9SHEETS
SET
◆ Canceling a frame ◆
To cancel the DPOF setting for a frame you have
specified (cancel frame), perform steps 1 to 3 and
then:
1 Press “d” or “c” to select the frame (file) with
the DPOF setting you want to cancel.
2 Set the number of prints to 0 (zero). To cancel
the DPOF setting for another frame (file), repeat
steps 1 and 2.
Press the MENU/OK button (or Photo mode (p)
button) to complete the settings.
A confirmation message appears on the LCD
monitor.
To reset all the DPOF settings, press the “MENU/OK”
button (or Photo mode (p) button).
3
Advanced
Features
DPOF
U DPOF ALL RESET
RESET DPOF OK?
BACK CANCEL
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OK YES
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4 Settings
1 01
6 ADJUSTING THE MONITOR BRIGHTNESS / VOLUME
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
2
0
! The
●
LCD monitor brightness can be adjusted in “q” Still
photography mode and “r” Movie mode.
SET-UP
■ SET-UP menu options
Settings
Display
1 Press “d” or “c” to select “F ” OPTION and
then press “a ” or “b ” to select “ 6 LCD” or
“VOLUME”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
Explanation
IMAGE DISP.
ON/OFF
ON
This option specifies whether or not an image checking screen
(photography result) appears after you take a shot.
The photographed image appears for a few moments and then
automatically recorded.
POWER SAVE
ON/OFF
ON
This option allows you to specify whether the LCD monitor turns
off to conserve power if the camera is not used for 30 seconds.
See P.58 for details.
FORMAT
OK
–
Erases all files. See P.59 for details.
§ BEEP
OFF/1/2/3
2
Sets the volume of the tone emitted when the camera controls
are used.
§ SHUTTER
OFF/1/2/3
2
Sets the volume of the sound emitted when the shutter operates.
SET
–
Use this option to correct the date or time. See P.15 for details.
ON/OFF
ON
Use this option to specify whether the LCD monitor is automatically
turned ON or OFF when the Mode switch is set to “q”.
FRAME NO.
CONT./RENEW
CONT.
Specifies whether frame numbers are assigned consecutively
from previous numbers or begin again. See P.59 for details.
USB MODE
¶/qPC
¶
ON/OFF
ON
DATE/TIME
2 01
Default setting
qLCD
OPTION
START-IMAGE
SETーUP
LCD
VOLUME
ENGLISH
VIDEO SYSTEM
3
BRIGHTNESS
−
1
0
NTSC/PAL
–
Specifies whether video output is set to NTSC or PAL.
DISCHARGE
OK
–
Discharges rechargeable batteries. See P.17 for details.
qRESET
OK
–
Resets all the camera settings (other than the DATE/TIME, FRAME
NO., LANG. and VIDEO SYSTEM settings) to the factory default
values set at shipment. Pressing “c” displays a confirmation
message. To reset the settings, press the “MENU/OK” button.
10
0
3
OK SET
2
0
2
0
! To exit this procedure without changing the settings, press
●
OPTION
the “BACK” button.
SETーUP
LCD
◆ SET-UP menu options ◆
The options available in the “F” menu vary depending on whether “q”, “r” or “w” mode is selected.
h “q” Still photography mode
OPTION
SETーUP
LCD
Use this setting to specify the language used for screen display.
F USING THE SET-UP SCREEN
+
BACK CANCEL
Allows you to specify whether the stored startup screen appears
on the LCD monitor when you turn the camera on.
h “r” Movie mode
OPTION
SETーUP
LCD
h “w” Playback mode
OPTION
SETーUP
LCD
VOLUME
SETーUP
IMAGE DISP.
POWER SAVE
FORMAT
BEEP
BACK CANCEL
4
0
4/1
ON
ON
OK
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu on the LCD monitor.
2 Press “d” or “c” to select “F ” OPTION and
then press “a” or “b” to select “SET-UP”.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the SETUP screen.
4 Press “a” or “b” to select a menu option and
then press “d” or “c” to change the setting.
Press “c ” for “FORMAT”, “DATE/TIME”,
“DISCHARGE” or “qRESET”.
5 After you have modified the settings, press the
“MENU/OK” button to confirm the changes.
Settings
1 Press “d” or “c” to adjust the LCD monitor
brightness or the volume.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the new
setting.
Selects the function when the camera is connected to a PC.
See P.70 for details.
OK SET
5
0
! Always turn the camera off when replacing the battery. If you
●
open the battery cover or disconnect the AC power adapter
without turning the camera off may cause the camera settings
to revert to the factory default values set at shipment.
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SET-UP
FORMAT
POWER SAVE SETTING
SETーUP
1/4
IMAGE DISP.
POWER SAVE
FORMAT
BEEP
BACK CANCEL
ON
ON
OK
OK SET
When this function is active, the LCD monitor goes
dark when the camera is not used for about 10
seconds. When the camera is not used for another
20 seconds, this function automatically turns the
LCD monitor off (sleep) to reduce power
consumption (the viewfinder lamp (green) blinks at
1-second intervals). If the camera remains unused
for an additional interval of 2 minutes, the Power
save function automatically turns the camera off.
Use this function when you want to conserve battery
power.
FORMAT
FORMAT OK?
ERASE ALL DATA
OK
CANCEL
OK SET
! If
●
the “ å ” “ ˚ ” “ ƒ ” or
” message appears before formatting
“
the xD-Picture Card, refer to P.82 and take the appropriate
measures.
©
! The
●
Power save setting is disabled during automatic
playback, during rechargeable battery discharging and when
a USB connection is being used.
When the camera is in Sleep mode, pressing the
Shutter button down halfway wakes the camera up
so that it is ready to take pictures. This is useful
since the camera can be ready to take pictures
almost instantly.
FRAME NO.
CONT.
RENEW
A
! Pressing
●
any other button as well as the Shutter button
wakes the camera up.
Formatted xD-Picture Card used for both
A and B.
You can turn the camera back on by briefly turning
the camera off 1 and then turning it back on again
2.
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1
Directory number
File number
Frame number
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! When the camera settings are “qRESET”, the frame number
●
setting (“CONT.” or “RENEW”) is changed to “CONT.” and
the frame number itself does not return to “0001”.
! When the xD-Picture Card already contains image files with
●
file numbers higher than the highest file number on the last
xD-Picture Card, images are stored beginning from the
highest file number on the current xD-Picture Card.
Settings
◆ When the camera has turned off ◆
2
CONT. : Pictures are stored beginning from the
highest file number stored on the last xDPicture Card used.
RENEW: Pictures are stored on each xD-Picture
Card beginning with a file number “0001”.
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.
B
The Sleep function does not operate in SET-UP or Playback mode, but the camera will
automatically turn off if it is left unused for a set some time (2 minutes).
Formatting erases all the frames (files).
Initialize the xD-Picture Card for use in the
camera.
Please copy important frames (files) that you do not
want to be erased to your computer or another
media.
1 Press “d” or “c” to select “OK”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase all the
files and format the xD-Picture Card.
Formatting erases protected files also.
The file number can be checked by viewing the
image. The last 4 digits of the 7-digit number in the
top right corner of the LCD monitor are the file
numbers, while the first 3 digits show the directory
number.
! When
●
changing the xD-Picture Card, always turn the
camera off before opening the battery cover. Opening the
battery cover without turning the camera off may cause the
Frame number memory to not function correctly.
! File number run from 0001 to 9999. Once 9999 is exceeded,
●
the directory number changes from 100 to 101. The
maximum number is 999–9999.
! The displayed frame number may differ for images
●
photographed on other cameras.
! When the “æ” message appears, see P.82.
●
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5 Software
Installation
5.1 THE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS
Connect the camera
with “qPC ” selected
as the USB setting.
Connect the camera
with “¶” selected
as the USB setting
(➡P.71).
USB Mass Storage
Driver
Allows a digital camera to be used
as USB Mass Storage (removable
disk drive, card reader).
Exif Launcher
Launches the FinePixViewer
software when a camera is
connected.
USB PC Camera
Driver
Allows a digital camera to be
used as a PC Camera
(Windows/Mac OS 9 only).
FinePixViewer
5.2 INSTALLATION ON A Windows PC
Pre-installation checklist
To run this software, you must have the hardware and software described below. Check your
system before you begin the installation.
Compatible PCs
Operating System
IBM PC/AT or compatible✽1
Windows 98 (including the Second Edition)
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
Windows 2000 Professional✽2
Windows XP Home Edition✽2
Windows XP Professional✽2
CPU
200 MHz Pentium or better recommended (800 MHz Pentium III or better
recommended for Windows XP)
RAM
64 MB minimum (128 MB minimum for Windows XP), 256 MB or more
recommended
Hard disk space
Amount required for installation: 450 MB minimum
Amount required for operation: 600 MB minimum
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 2 GB or better)
Display
800 × 600 pixels or better, 16-bit color or better
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 1024 × 768 or better)
Internet connection✽3
i To use FinePix Internet Service or mail attachment function:
An Internet connection and e-mail transmission software
i Connection speed: 56k or better recommended
Speakers, microphone and sound card
Allows you to display thumbnail lists of the images stored on your PC or in the camera, print the images
individually or as an index, display the images at full size and perform some basic image processing.
Sound functions✽4
✽1 Models with a USB interface as a standard feature and one of the above operating systems preinstalled.
✽2 When you install the software, log in using a system administrator account (e.g. “Administrator”).
✽3 Required to use the FinePix Internet Service and videoconferencing. The software can still be installed even if you do not
have an Internet connection.
✽4 Sound functions are required for videoconferencing.
PictureHello
Used for videoconferencing (Windows only).
R
Acrobat Reader
R
Software used to read PDFformat documents on a
personal computer. This
software is needed to read
the User’s Guides for
FinePixViewer (Mac OS 9
only).
ImageMixer VCD2
for FinePix
RAW FILE
CONVERTER LE
Creates a FinePix CD Album.
Used when you open RAW
files that were photographed
on cameras that support the
RAW file format.
FinePix F420 is not
supported for CCD-RAW file.
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Software
Installation
✽ Note that the software configuration differs slightly depending on your operating system.
◆ Notes ◆
i Connect the camera directly to the computer using the USB cable (included). The software may not
operate correctly when you use an extension cable or connect the camera via a USB hub.
i When your computer has more than one USB port, the camera can be connected to either port.
i Push the USB connector fully into the socket to ensure that it is securely connected. The software
may not operate correctly if the connection is faulty.
i Additional USB interface board is not guaranteed.
i Windows 95 and Windows NT cannot be used.
i Operation is not guaranteed on home-built computers or on computers running updated operating
system software.
i If your Internet connection is via a router or via a LAN (connecting machines on the LAN to the
Internet), you cannot use videoconferencing.
i If you are using Windows XP and you tick the “Protect my computer and network by limiting or
preventing access to this computer from the Internet” checkbox in the Internet connection firewall
settings, videoconferencing cannot be used.
i When you reinstall or remove FinePixViewer, the Internet menu and your user ID and password for
the FinePix Internet Service are deleted from your computer. Click the [Register now] button, enter
your registered user ID and password and download the menu again.
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5.2 INSTALLATION ON A Windows PC
Do not connect the camera to your PC until the software installation is completed.
1
Install FinePixViewer as instructed in the Quick Start Guide.
◆ Launching the installer manually ◆
5.3 INSTALLATION ON A Mac OS 9.0 TO 9.2
Pre-installation checklist
To run this software, you must have the hardware and software described below. Check your
system before you begin the installation.
Compatible Mac
Power Macintosh G3✽1, PowerBook G3✽1,
Power Macintosh G4, iMac, iBook,
Power Macintosh G4 Cube or PowerBook G4
Operating System
Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2✽2
RAM
64 MB minimum✽3, 256 MB or more recommended
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 128 MB or better)
Hard disk space
Amount required for installation: 400 MB minimum
Amount required for operation: 600 MB minimum
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 2 GB or better)
800 × 600 pixels or better, at least 32,000 colors
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 1024 × 768 or better)
1 Double-click the “My Computer” icon.
✽ Windows XP users should click “My Computer” in the “Start” menu.
2 Right-click “FINEPIX” (CD-ROM drive) in the “My Computer” window and select “Open”.
3 Double-click “SETUP” or “SETUP.exe” in the CD-ROM window.
Display
✽ The way file names are displayed differs as described below depending on your computer settings.
i File extensions (3-letter suffixes indicating the file type) may be shown or hidden. (e.g. Setup.exe or Setup)
i Text may be shown normally or all in uppercase (e.g. Setup or SETUP).
◆ Installing other applications ◆
You may see messages for installing, NetMeeting, ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix and WINASPI. Install
these applications as directed by the on-screen instructions. The installation screens for these
applications are displayed as required.
2
After restarting the PC, install DirectX as directed by the on-screen instructions and then restart
your PC again. If the latest version of DirectX is already installed on your PC, this installation is
not performed.
3
After restarting the PC, the “Installation of the FinePixViewer has been completed” message
appears.
Internet connection✽4
Sound functions
i To use the FinePix Internet Service or mail attachment function
An Internet connection and e-mail transmission software
i Connection speed: 56k or better recommended
Speakers and microphone
✽1 Models with a USB port as a standard feature
✽2 This software does not run correctly in the Mac OS X Classic environment.
✽3 Turn virtual memory on if necessary.
✽4 Required to use the FinePix Internet Service. The software can still be installed even if you do not have an Internet
connection.
◆ Notes ◆
i Connect the camera directly to the Macintosh using the USB cable (included). The software may not
operate correctly if you use an extension cable or connect the camera via a USB hub.
i Push the USB connector fully into the socket to ensure that it is securely connected. The software
may not operate correctly if the connection is faulty.
i Additional USB interface board is not guaranteed.
i On Macintosh computers, allocate at least 400 MB of virtual memory when RAW FILE CONVERTER
LE is used. If other applications will be used at the same time, allocate the additional amount required
for those applications also.
◆ Enable file exchange ◆
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1
2
3
Turn on your Macintosh and start up Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.
4
Double-click “Installer for MacOS9” to launch the Installer.
! Do not connect the camera to your Macintosh until the software installation is completed.
●
Software
Installation
Check whether File Exchange is active.
To use an xD-Picture Card that is supported by the camera, the File Exchange utility supplied with
Mac OS must be running.
Select the Extension Manager in the Control Panel and check that the File Exchange check box
is ticked. If not, click in the box so that “ ” appears and then restart your Macintosh.
When you load the enclosed CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, the “FinePix” window
automatically opens.
! If the “FinePix” window does not open automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon.
●
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5.3 INSTALLATION ON A Mac OS 9.0 TO 9.2
5
The Installer setup screen appears. Click the
[Installing FinePixViewer] button.
! For more information on what is installed, click the [Read Me
●
10
After restarting the Macintosh, the “FinePixViewer
installation completed” message appears. Click
“Using FinePixViewer” to view the basic
FinePixViewer functions.
11
To install Acrobat Reader, click “Install Acrobat Reader”.
12
Proceed with the installation as directed by the on-screen instructions.
First] button and [Using FinePixViewer] button.
6
7
A confirmation message appears asking whether you want to continue with the installation.
Click the [OK] button.
8
Select the installation destination for FinePixViewer.
The User License Agreement for this software appears. Read the agreement carefully and
then, if you agree to the terms of the Agreement, click the [Agree] button. If you click the
[Disagree] button, the software is not installed.
1 Click the [Open] button to open the installation
destination folder.
! Install Adobe Systems’ Acrobat Reader software to read the FinePixViewer User’s Guide (PDF).
●
If the latest version already has been installed, this step is not required.
◆ To install Acrobat Reader later... ◆
1 Double-click the “FinePix” CD-ROM to open the CD-ROM window.
2 Double-click “FinePixViewer for MacOS9” ➡ “Acrobat Reader” ➡ “English” folder.
3 Double-click “English Reader Installer”.
4 Proceed with the installation as directed by the on-screen instructions.
2 Click the [Save] button.
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Installation
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Install ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix as directed by the on-screen instructions.
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5.4 INSTALLATION ON A Mac OS X
FinePixViewer and RAW FILE CONVERTER LE are installed on Mac OS X.
Pre-installation checklist
■ Hardware and software requirements
To run this software, you must have the hardware and software described below. Check your
system before you begin the installation.
Compatible Mac
Power Macintosh G3 ✽1, PowerBook G3 ✽1,
Power Macintosh G4, iMac, iBook,
Power Macintosh G4 Cube, or PowerBook G4
Operating System
Mac OS X (compatible with version 10.1.5 to 10.2.6)
RAM
192 MB minimum, 256 MB or more recommended
Hard disk space
Amount required for installation: 200 MB minimum
Amount required for operation: 400 MB minimum
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 2 GB or better)
800 × 600 pixels or better, at least 32,000 colors
(When using ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix: 1024 × 768 or better)
Display
Internet connection✽2
i To use the FinePix Internet Service or mail attachment function
An Internet connection and e-mail transmission software
i Connection speed: 56k or better recommended
✽1 Models with a USB port as a standard feature
✽2 Required to use the FinePix Internet Service. The software can still be installed even if you do not have an Internet
connection.
◆ Notes ◆
i Connect the camera directly to the Macintosh using the USB cable (included). The software may not
operate correctly if you use an extension cable or connect the camera via a USB hub.
i Push the USB connector fully into the socket to ensure that it is securely connected. The software
may not operate correctly if the connection is faulty.
i Additional USB interface board is not guaranteed.
i On Macintosh computers, allocate at least 400 MB of virtual memory when RAW FILE CONVERTER
LE is used. If other applications will be used at the same time, allocate the additional amount required
for those applications also.
■ Functions not supported in FinePixViewer for Mac OS X
Function
PC Camera
Not supported.
Online updating
Information on updates can not be obtained using [Support] in the Internet menu.
Turn your Macintosh on and start up Mac OS X. Do not launch any other applications.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive. The “FinePix” window opens.
! If the “FinePix” window does not open automatically, double●
click the CD-ROM icon.
3
4
Double-click “Installer for MacOS X”.
5
Enter the administrator name and password. Then
click the [OK] button.
6
7
8
Click the [Continue] button.
Click the “ ” icon.
(This operation is not required on version 10.2 (or
later).)
! The window displayed in Mac OS X is slightly different.
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Installation
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Comment
1
2
Quit any other programs that are running and then click the [Continue] button.
Click the [Continue] button in the “Software License Agreement” window.
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Click the [Continue] button.
! The software is installed in the “Applications” folder on the installation destination disk.
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6.1 CAMERA CONNECTION
6.1.1 Using the AC power adapter (sold separately)
Click the [Install (upgrade)] button.
Always use a FUJIFILM AC Power Adapter AC-3V/AC-3VW.
Use the AC power adapter to avoid losing power at inconvenient times, such as when downloading
photographed images to the computer. Using the AC power adapter also allows you to take pictures
and play back images without worrying about depleting the batteries.
Enter your administrator name and password and then click the [OK] button.
! By using the optional cradle, the AC power adapter bundled with the cradle must be used. The use of AC power adapters
●
other than the bundled product will cause faults.
! Only connect or disconnect the AC power adapter when the camera is turned off.
●
An installation progress window appears. (Installation may take several minutes)
Connecting or disconnecting the AC power adapter while the camera is turned on temporarily interrupts the power supply
to the camera, so that images or movies being shot at the time are not recorded. Failing to turn the camera off first can
also result in damage to the xD-Picture Card or malfunctions during PC connection.
Check that the camera is turned off. Plug the AC
power adapter connector into the “DC IN 3V”
socket and then plug the AC power adapter into the
power outlet.
When you have completed the installation, click the
[Restart] button.
! The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and
●
shall be easily accessible.
shape of the plug and socket-outlet depends on the
country of use.
!
See
P.80
for notes on using the AC power adapter.
●
! The
●
DC IN 3V
socket
6.1.2 Connecting to a TV
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Launch “Image Capture” from the “Applications” folder.
Socket
Trun off the camera and TV. Plug the included A/V
cable (provided with the camera) into the “A/V
OUT” (audio/visual output) socket.
Change the ImageCapture settings.
(OS X 10.1.5)
(1) Select “Other...” from “Hot plug Action”.
(OS X 10.2 or later)
(1) Select “Preferenes...” from the “Image Capture”
menu.
(2) Select “Other...” from “When a camera is
connected, open”.
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1
Select “FPVBridge” from “FinePixViewer” folder in
the “Applications” folder and click the “Open” button.
DC IN 3V
socket
2
Video(yellow)
! If there is a power outlet available, recommend for using AC●
Power Adapter AC-3V (optional).
Plug the other end of the cable into the video input
socket on the TV. Then turn the camera and TV on
and play back images as you would normally.
To terminals
Audio(white)
! Refer
●
to the instructions provided with your TV for more
information on video input for your TV.
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Quit ImageCapture.
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6.1 CAMERA CONNECTION
6.1.3 Connecting to a Computer
Use at DSC mode
The “Camera Connection” section explains how to connect the camera to your computer using the
USB cable (included) and describes the functions you can use once the camera and computer are
connected.
1 Set a camera
1
0
1 Insert an xD-Picture Card containing photographed
images into your camera. Plug the AC power
adapter connector into the DC IN 3V socket on the
camera and then plug the adapter itself into the main
power outlet.
2 Slide the Power switch to the side to turn the
camera on.
3 Set the “USB MODE” setting in the “SET-UP”
menu to “¶” (➡P.57).
4 Slide the Power switch to the side to turn the
camera off.
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0
4
If the power cuts out during data transmission, the data will not be transmitted correctly. Always use the
AC power adapter when connecting the camera to a computer.
Refer to Section 5 the first time you connect the camera to your computer.
Install the software first. Do not connect the camera with the computer before
installing all the software.
ON
3
0
¶ DSC (Mass storage device) mode
3/4
SET−UP
USB MODE
START−IMAGE
言語/LANG.
言語
/LANG.
VIDEO SYSTEM
CD-ROM
(Software for FinePix SX)
OFF
BACK CANCEL
ON
ENGLISH
NTSC
OK SET
This mode provides a simple way to read images from an xD-Picture Card and store images onto
an xD-Picture Card (➡P.71).
qPC PC CAM (PC Camera) mode
This function allows you to conduct videoconferencing sessions between PCs connected to the
Internet.
2 Connect a camera to a computer
Camera
1 Turn your PC on.
2 Use the USB cable (included) to connect the
camera to your computer.
3 Turn the camera on.
Socket
! Videoconferencing (“PictureHello”) is not supported on Macintosh computers.
●
! Connection is only possible with a FUJIFILM camera equipped with a “PC Camera” function.
●
For more information on using the software, refer to “How
to use FinePixViewer” in the HELP menu which was
installed from the CD-ROM.
Change between “¶” and “q PC” in the camera’s SET-UP screen.
DC IN 3V
socket
(USB)
socket
! Take
●
PC
care to ensure that the USB cable (included) is
connected the correct way around and that the plugs are
pushed fully into the connection sockets.
h When the camera and computer are exchanging
data, the self-timer lamp blinks and the viewfinder
lamp blinks alternately green and orange.
h “≥” appears on the LCD monitor.
h Power save and Auto power off are disabled
during USB connection.
! Before replacing the xD-Picture Card, always disconnect the
●
camera from the PC using the procedure on P.73.
not disconnect the USB cable when the camera is
communicating with the PC. See P.73 for information on the
disconnection procedure.
! Do
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a computer
3 Set
Windows 98 / 98 SE / Me / 2000 Professional / Macintosh
6.1.4 Disconnecting the Camera
! The Windows CD-ROM may also be required during installation. In this event, change CD-ROMs as directed by the
●
1
1 Quit all applications (FinePixViewer etc.) that are
using the camera.
2 Check that the viewfinder lamp is lit green (no
data is being exchanged with the computer).
on-screen instructions.
h FinePixViewer automatically starts up.
For a DSC connection, proceed to step 2.
For a PC CAMERA connection, proceed to step 3.
! Even when “Copying” is no longer displayed on the computer,
●
the camera and the computer may still be exchanging data.
Always check that the viewfinder lamp is lit green.
✽ Screen for Windows 98 SE
h A removable disk icon appears and you can use your PC to transfer files to and from the camera.
Windows
Macintosh
2
Perform the steps shown below before you turn the camera off. This procedure differs
depending on the operating system software (or PC) you are using.
Windows 98 / 98 SE
No PC operation is needed.
Windows Me / 2000 Professional / XP
If the above operations do not occur, you do not have the required software programs or drivers installed
on your PC. Complete the required PC setup procedures. Then reconnect the camera to your PC.
1 Right-click the removable disk icon in the “My
Computer” window and select Eject. This step is
only required in Windows Me.
Windows XP
1 The “Found New Hardware” help message
appears in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
This message will close when the settings are
completed. No action is required.
2 Left-click the Eject icon in the taskbar and eject
“USB Disk”.
✽ Screen for Windows Me
! This step is not required for subsequent connections.
●
2 Specify the settings in the “AutoPlay” dialog box.
h When FinePixViewer is included in the list of actions to perform
Select “Viewing images using FinePixViewer” and then select the “Always do the selected
action” checkbox. (This checkbox may not be shown in some cases.)
Click the [OK] button to launch FinePixViewer.
4 The “Safe To Remove Hardware” message box appears. Click the [OK] button or the close
button.
Macintosh
Drag the “Removable drive” icon on the desktop to
the Trash.
! When you drag the icon to the Trash, “«” appears
●
on the camera’s LCD monitor.
3 A new removable disk icon appears in the “My Computer” window.
◆ Regarding the Icons ◆
3 01
2
0
The next time you connect the camera, the removable disk drive icon and name change to the
“FinePix” icon and name.
Socket
1 Turn the camera off.
2 Unplug the USB cable (included) from the
camera.
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h When FinePixViewer is not included in the list of actions to perform
Select “Take no action” and then select the “Always do the selected action” checkbox. (This
checkbox may not be shown in some cases.)
Click the [OK] button and launch FinePixViewer manually.
3 The menu option shown below appears. Click on
this option.
✽ Screen for Windows Me
OFF
Proceed to “USING FinePixViewer” on P.74.
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DC IN 3V
socket
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6.2 USING FinePixViewer
6.2.1 Mastering FinePixViewer
For all information on FinePixViewer functions, refer to “How to Use FinePixViewer” in the Help
menu for details.
7 When the confirmation message appears, click
the [OK] button. Check your selection carefully
since the process cannot be cancelled once you
click [OK] button.
◆ Macintosh ◆
h To read “How to Use FinePixViewer”...
You must install Adobe Systems’ Acrobat Reader. See P.65 for information on installing Acrobat
Reader.
! For more information on using Acrobat Reader, refer to the Acrobat Reader “Help” menu.
●
h What is explained in “How to Use FinePixViewer”...
“How to Use FinePixViewer” covers a range of topics, including batch processing and ordering prints.
i Automatic uninstallation begins.
When uninstallation ends, click the [OK] button.
Macintosh
! Only perform this operation when you no longer require the installed software or when the software was not installed
●
■ Example: Looking up slide shows
correctly.
1 Click “How to Use FinePixViewer” in the FinePixViewer Help menu.
2 Click “Basic Operation” and then click “ Basic Slide Show Operations” in the menu that appears.
3 The “Basic Slide Show Operations” information appears. Press the “<<<” key to view the
previous page or the “ >>>” key to view the next page.
6.2.2 Uninstalling the software
Only perform this operation when you no longer require the installed software or when the software
was not installed correctly.
Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2
■ Uninstalling Mass Storage Driver and PC Camera Driver
1 Check that the camera is not connected to your Macintosh.
2 Open the “Extensions” folder in the System folder, and then drag all the files that begin with
“USB04CB…” to the Trash.
3 Restart your Macintosh.
4 Select “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
Windows
■ Uninstalling Exif Launcher, FinePixViewer and DP Editor
1 Turn on your PC.
2 Disconnect the camera (➡P.73).
3 Quit all currently running applications.
4 Close all files.
5 Open the “My Computer” window, open the
“Control Panel”, and double-click “Add/Remove
Programs”.
1 After you have quit Exif Launcher in “Exif Launcher Settings” in the FinePixViewer “Settings”
menu, move the Exif Launcher file from the “Startup Items” folder in the System folder to the
Trash. Then select “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
2 After you have exited FinePixViewer and DP Editor drag the installed FinePixViewer folder to
the Trash. Then click “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
Mac OS X
■ Uninstalling FinePixViewer
6 The “Add/Remove Programs Properties” window
appears. Select the software to be uninstalled
(FinePixViewer or the driver) and then click the
[Add/Remove] button.
Quit FinePixViewer and DP Editor. Then drag the installed FinePixViewer folder to the Trash
and select “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
<To remove FinePixViewer>
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<To remove the driver software>
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System Expansion Options
Accessories Guide
eBy using the FinePix F420 together with other optional FUJIFILM products, your system can be
expanded to fill a wide range of uses.
eThe accessories (sold separately) can make taking pictures with the FinePix F420 even easier.
For information on how to attach and use the accessories, refer to the instructions provided with
the accessory used.
Visit the FUJIFILM web site for the latest information on camera accessories.
http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/index.html
■ Image input/output to the PC
h xD-Picture Card
(USB )
PictureCradle
CP-FX420
Personal Computer
(commercially available)
FinePix F420
Digital Camera
Image Memory Card Reader
DPC-R1
( USB )
xD-Picture Card™ USB DRIVE
DPC-UD1
h AC Power Adapter AC-3V
Use the AC power adapter when you want to take pictures or play back images for
long periods or when the camera is connected to a computer.
Do not connect the AC-3V to the cradle to charge the camera batteries.
✽ The shape of the AC power adapter, the plug and socket outlet depend on the
country.
h Rechargeable Battery NH-20
( USB )
xD-Picture Card
These are separately available xD-Picture Cards.
Use the following xD-Picture Card:
DPC-16 (16 MB)/DPC-32 (32 MB)/DPC-64 (64 MB)/DPC-128 (128 MB)/
DPC-256 (256 MB)/DPC-512 (512 MB)
This is a battery pack that uses nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. The
Rechargeable Battery NH-20 can be charged using battery charger BC-NH20
bundled with the camera.
The battery can be charged in the FinePix F420 Digital Camera by using the CPFX420 Cradle and AC-3VW AC Power Adapter provided with cradle.
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
(PC card slot)
h PictureCradle CP-FX420
DPC-C
F
CompactFlash™ Card Adapter
DPC-CF
CO
MPAC
CARD
TFLA
ADAP
SH TM
TER
for
xD-P
icture
Card
If you connect the AC power Adapter and USB cable to this cradle, you can charge
the camera battery pack in the camera or connect the camera to your computer just
by placing the camera in the cradle. AC Power Adapter AC-3VW is bundled with the
cradle.
h SC-FX420
This is a special case made of leather/synthetic leather that protects the camera
against soil, dust and minor impacts when it is being carried.
■ Print creation
h Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
FinePix F420
Digital Camera
Personal Computer
(commercially available)
Printer
(commercially available)
The DPC-R1 provides a quick and easy way to transfer images back and forth
between your PC and an image memory card (xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia).
The DPC-R1 uses the USB interface for high-speed file transfer.
h Compatible with Windows 98/98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP or iMac, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X (10.1.2 to 10.2.2) and
models that support USB as standard.
h Compatible with xD-Picture Card of 16 MB to 512 MB, and SmartMedia of 3.3 V, 4
MB to 128 MB.
h PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
xD-Picture Card
The PC Card Adapter allows the xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia to be used as a PC
Card Standard ATA-compliant (PCMCIA 2.1) PC card (Type II).
h Compatible with xD-Picture Card of 16 MB to 512 MB, and SmartMedia of 3.3 V, 2 MB to
128 MB.
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Digital Photo
Printer CX-400
Inserting an xD-Picture Card into this adapter allows you to use the card as a
CompactFlash card (Type I).
h Windows 95/98/98 SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP
h Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2/X (10.1.2 to 10.1.5)
■ Audio visual output
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DPC-C
F
CO
MPAC
CARD
TFLA
ADAP
SH TM
TER
for
xD-P
ictur
e Card
h xD-Picture Card™ USB Drive DPC-UD1
( Audio visual output )
FinePix F420
Digital Camera
h CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
TV monitor
( commercially available)
This is a compact card reader for xD-Picture Cards. Simply plug the drive into the
USB port to read and write data to an xD-Picture Card (No driver installation is
required except on Windows 98/98 SE).
h Compatible with xD-Picture Card of 16 MB to 512 MB
h Windows 98/98 SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP
h Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2/X (10.0.4 to 10.2.6)
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Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly
e Be sure to read this information in conjunction with “Safety Notes” (➡P.89), to ensure that you
use your camera correctly.
Picture Card and wait a short time before using it
■ Places to Avoid
Do not store or use the camera in the following types
of locations:
h In the rain or in very humid, dirty or dusty places
h In direct sunlight or in places subject to extreme
temperature rises, such as in a closed car in
summer
h Extremely cold places
h Places subject to strong vibration
h Places affected by smoke or steam
h Places subject to strong magnetic fields (such as
near motors, transformers or magnets)
h In contact with chemicals such as pesticides or next
to rubber or vinyl products for long periods of time
■ Notes on Immersion in Water or Sand
The FinePix F420 is affected by water and sand.
When you are at the beach or close to water, ensure
that the camera is not exposed to water or sand. Take
care not to place the camera on a wet surface. Water
or sand inside the camera 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
this occurs, turn the camera off and wait an hour
before using the camera. Condensation may also form
on the xD-Picture Card. In this event, remove the xD-
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 xDPicture Card before storing the camera.
■ Cleaning Your Camera
h Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens,
LCD monitor or viewfinder, and then wipe lightly with
a soft, dry cloth. If any soil remains, apply a small
amount of lens cleaning liquid to a piece of
FUJIFILM lens cleaning paper and wipe gently.
h Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD
monitor or viewfinder as these surfaces are easily
damaged.
h 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.
■ Using the Camera Overseas
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.
Notes on the Power Supply
Applicable Batteries
h In this camera, use the Rechargeable Battery NH-20
or AAA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
Do not use AAA-size manganese or nickel-cadmium
(Ni-Cd) batteries in your FinePix F420.
h See P.11 for information on AAA-size alkaline battery.
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.
h Do not heat the batteries or throw them into a fire.
h Do not carry or store batteries with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins that could come into
contact with the metal positive ≠ and negative –
poles of the battery.
h Do not expose the batteries to fresh or sea water,
and take particular care to keep the terminals dry.
h Do not attempt to deform, disassemble or modify the
batteries.
h Do not attempt to peel off or cut the battery outer
casing.
h Do not drop, strike or otherwise subject the batteries
to strong impacts.
h Do not use batteries that are leaking, deformed,
discolored or exhibit any other obvious abnormality.
h Do not store batteries in very warm or moist
locations.
h Keep the batteries out of reach of babies and small
children.
h When loading the batteries into the camera, ensure
that the battery polarity (≠ and –) is as indicated on
the camera.
h Do not use a new battery together with a used
battery. In the case of rechargeable batteries, do not
use charged and discharged batteries together. Do
not use batteries of different types or brands
together.
h 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.)
h The batteries may feel warm immediately after being
used. Before removing the batteries, turn the
camera off and wait until the batteries cool down.
h When replacing the batteries, always fit new
batteries.
Here, “new batteries” denotes a pair of fully charged
AAA-size Ni-MH batteries that were charged at the
same time or newly purchased unused alkaline
batteries.
h In cold locations (at temperatures of +10°C/+50°F or
below), battery performance deteriorates and the
time for which they can be used shortens markedly.
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.
h Soil (such as fingerprints) on the battery terminals
can markedly reduce the number of available
frames. 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 into 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 Using the Rechargeable Battery
NH-20 and AAA-size Ni-MH Batteries Correctly
h When used as a power source for a digital camera,
the Rechargeable Battery NH-20 and AAA-size NiMH batteries (referred to hereafter as Ni-MH
batteries) are superior to alkaline batteries in that
they allow more shots to be taken. However, to
retain the original performance characteristics of NiMH batteries, care must be taken in the way they
are used.
h Ni-MH batteries left unused in storage for long
periods can become “deactivated” (➡P.88). Also,
repeatedly charging Ni-MH batteries that are only
partially discharged can cause them to suffer from
the “memory effect” (➡P.88).
Ni-MH batteries that are “deactivated” or affected by
“memory” suffer from the problem of only providing
power for a short time after being charged. To
prevent this problem, discharge and recharge them
several times using the camera’s “Discharging
rechargeable batteries” function. By repeating this
cycle several times, the temporary reduction in
performance caused by “memory” or “deactivation”
can be remedied and the batteries can be restored
to their original performance levels.
Deactivation and memory are specific to Ni-MH
batteries and are not in fact battery faults. See P.17
for the procedure for “Discharging rechargeable
batteries”.
Do not use the “Discharging rechargeable
batteries” function when alkaline batteries are
being used.
h Always use the battery charger BC-NH20 (included)
or special battery charger (commercially available)
to charge Ni-MH batteries. Charge the batteries as
described in the instructions.
h Do not use the battery charger BC-NH20 (included)
to charge batteries other than those specified for
use with the charger.
h Note that the batteries may feel warm immediately
after being charged.
h The camera mechanism is such that it draws a
minute amount of current even when the camera is
turned off. Note particularly that Ni-MH batteries and
the NH-20 will become discharged if left in the
camera for a long period and may become unusable
even when recharged.
h Even when not used, Ni-MH batteries and the NH-20
will naturally self-discharge so that the time for which
they can be used is shortened.
h The NH-20 can be charged by battery charger BCNH20 (included) or setting the camera in the
PictureCradle CP-FX420 (sold separately).
h Ni-MH batteries cannot be charged using a
combination of the camera and the cradle.
h Ni-MH batteries will deteriorate rapidly if
overdischarged (eg. by discharging the batteries in a
flashlight). Use the "Discharging rechargeable
batteries" function provided in the camera to
discharge the batteries.
h Ni-MH batteries have a limited service life. If a
battery can only be used for a short time even after
repeated discharge-charge cycles, it may have
reached the end of its service life.
Notes on Using the Battery Charger
h Rechargeable batteries and the battery charger itself
will become warm due to the power stored inside the
batteries. This is normal and does not indicate a
fault. Wherever possible, use the battery charger in
a well-ventilated location.
h There may be vibration noises from inside the
battery charger during use. This is normal and does
not indicate a fault.
h Do not use the battery charger to charge batteries
other than FUJIFILM Rechargeable Battery NH-20
and Ni-MH batteries.
h The battery charger could cause interference if
placed close to a radio during charging. In this
event, move the radio and charger further apart.
h Do not touch the connections or contact points on
rechargeable batteries with other metal objects as
this can cause a short circuit.
h Do not leave the battery charger in the following
locations: Locations subject to strong vibrations, in
very dusty locations, or in locations with very high
humidity or high temperatures, such as close to a
heating appliance or in direct sunlight.
h The battery charger accepts input voltages of 100240 V AC at 50 or 60 Hz and can be used all over
the world. However, because the shapes of power
sockets vary by country and by region, an
appropriate plug adapter is also required for each
country. Consult your travel agent for details.
■ Battery Charger BC-NH20 Specifications
Rated input
Input capacity
Rated output
Applicable batteries
Charging time
Dimensions
Mass (Weight)
Operating
temperatures
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
100-240 V -0.044 A
1.2 V DC, 400 mA × 2
FUJIFILM Rechargeable Battery
NH-20
Approx. 2 hours
66 mm × 68 mm × 27 mm
(2.6 in. × 2.7 in. × 1.1 in.)
(L × W × D)
Approx. 68 g (2.4 oz.)
(excluding batteries)
0°C to + 40°C
(+ 32°F to + 104°F)
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Notes on the Power Supply
AC Power Adapter
Use only the AC Power Adapter AC-3V (sold
separately) or the AC Power Adapter AC-3VW
(bandled with PictureCradle, sold separately). The use
of other AC power adapters may result in damage to
your camera.
h The AC-3V cannot be used to charge the
Rechargeable Battery NH-20.
h This AC power adapter is designed exclusively for
indoor use.
h Plug the connection cord plug securely into the DC
input terminal of the FUJIFILM Digital camera.
h Turn off the FUJIFILM Digital camera before
disconnecting the connection cord from the
FUJIFILM Digital camera’s DC input terminal. To
disconnect, take hold of the plug and pull it out (do
not disconnect it by pulling on the cord).
h Do not use this AC power adapter with any device
except the specified device.
h During use, this AC power adapter will become hot
to the touch, but this is normal.
h Do not disassemble the AC power adapter. Doing so
could be dangerous.
h Do not use this device in a place with high
temperature and high humidity.
h Do not drop or subject this device to strong shocks.
h This device may emit a humming noise, but this is
normal.
h If used near a radio, this device may cause static, so
play the radio in a distant place.
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Notes on the xD-Picture Card™
■ Image Memory Card
h This Image Memory Card is a new image recording
media (xD-Picture Card) developed for digital
cameras. The Image Memory Card consists of a
semiconductor memory (NAND-type flash memory)
to record digital image data.
The recording process is electrically performed and
enables erasure of existing image data as well as rerecording of new image data.
h When using a new Memory Card, or a Memory Card
that has been initialized by a PC, be sure to initialize
(format/initialize) the card with your digital camera
before using it.
■ Protecting Your Data
h Data may be lost or destroyed in the following
situations. Please note that FUJIFILM assumes no
responsibility for data that is lost or destroyed.
1. Removal of the memory card or turning the power
off while the memory card is being accessed (i.e.,
during record, erase, initialization, and playback
operations).
2. Improper handling and use of the memory card by
the user or third party.
h For your safety, store important data to another
media (i.e., MO disk, CD-R, hard disk, etc.).
■ Notes on Handling xD-Picture Card
h Keep xD-Picture Cards out of the reach of small
children. When storing xD-Picture Cards, ensure
that they are kept in a location out of the reach of
small children to prevent a card being accidentally
swallowed. An xD-Picture Card could cause
suffocation if accidentally swallowed. If a child
swallows an xD-Picture Card, seek medical advice
immediately.
h Make sure that the memory card is straight when
you insert into the camera etc.
h The memory card is a precision electronic
instrument. Do not apply pressure or shock, and
avoid bending.
h Do not use the memory card in a hot, humid, or
corrosive environment.
h If the contact area on the card is soiled (dust,
fingerprints, etc.), wipe it clean with a soft, dry cloth.
h Clean the memory card with a soft dry piece of cloth
when dirty.
h When carrying or storing xD-Picture Cards, keep
them in the protective cases provided.
h The memory card can be used reliably for a long
period of time, but will eventually lose its ability to
store and play back image data. At this point,
replace with a new memory card.
h Never remove the xD-Picture Card or turn the
camera off during data recording, during data
erasing (xD-Picture Card formatting) or during
frame advance when images are being played back.
These actions could result in damage to the xDPicture Card.
h Always use xD-Picture Cards with the FinePix F420.
The camera quality cannot be guaranteed when
cards other than those manufactured by FUJIFILM
are used.
h The xD-Picture Card 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.
h Do not affix labels to the xD-Picture Card.
This could result in the label peeling off and causing
a fault when the card is inserted or removed.
■ Notes on Using xD-Picture Card with a
PC
h If you intend to take photos using an xD-Picture
Card that has been used on a PC, format the xDPicture Card on your camera.
h When you format an xD-Picture Card in the camera
and then shoot and record images, a directory
(folder) is automatically created. Image data is then
recorded in this directory.
h Do not change or delete the directory (folder) names
or file names on the xD-Picture Card from your PC
as this will make it impossible to use the xD-Picture
Card in your camera.
h Always use the camera to erase image data on an
xD-Picture Card.
h To edit image data, copy the image data to the PC’s
hard disk and then edit the copied data.
h Do not copy files other than those that have shot by
the camera.
■ Specifications
Type
Memory type
Conditions for use
Dimensions
Image memory card for digital
cameras (xD-Picture Card)
NAND-type flash memory
Temperature:
0°C to +40°C
(+32°F to +104°F)
Humidity:
80% max. (no condensation)
25 mm × 20 mm × 2.2 mm
(0.98 in. × 0.79 in. × 0.09 in.)
(W × H × D)
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Warning Displays
Warning Displayed
(Lit red)
(Blinking red)
|
eThe table below lists the warnings that are displayed on the LCD monitor.
Explanation
Remedy
The batteries in the camera are fully Load new or fully charged batteries.
depleted or run out.
Warning Displayed
Explanation
i Turn the camera on again, taking care not to
touch the lens.
i Turn the camera off and on again. If the error
message still appears, contact your FUJIFILM
dealer.
i The voice memo file is faulty.
i Camera fault.
i The voice memo cannot be played back.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
There is a strong likelihood of camera Use flash photography. However, a tripod should
shake because the shutter speed is slow.
be used for some scenes and modes.
The AF (auto focus) cannot work effectively.
i If the image is too dark, take the picture at a
distance of around 2 m (6.6 ft.) from the subject.
i Use AF lock to take the picture.
Outside the AE continuous range.
The shot can be taken, but the correct brighthess
(exposure) will not be obtained.
No xD-Picture Card is inserted.
Insert an xD-Picture Card.
i The xD-Picture Card is not formatted.
i Format the xD-Picture Card in the camera.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the contact area on the xD-Picture Card
soiled.
with a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to
format the xD-Picture Card. If the error message
still appears, replace the xD-Picture Card.
i Camera fault.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Remedy
Camera malfunction or fault.
An attempt was made to specify DPOF DPOF printing cannot be used with this image
settings for an image that is not supported format.
by DPOF.
The timing for recording was incorrect Use xD-Picture Card that was formatted on the
because the xD-Picture Card was formatted camera.
on a computer.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the contact area on the xD-Picture Card
soiled.
with a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to
i The xD-Picture Card is damaged.
format the xD-Picture Card. If the error message
i The xD-Picture Card format is incorrect.
still appears, replace the xD-Picture Card.
i Camera fault.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
The xD-Picture Card is fully recorded.
Erase some images or use an xD-Picture Card
that has ample free space.
i The file played back was not recorded i Images cannot be played back.
correctly.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the contact area on the xD-Picture Card
soiled.
with a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to
format the xD-Picture Card. If the error message
still appears, replace the xD-Picture Card.
i Camera fault.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
i You attempted to play a movie that was i Movies cannot be played back.
not recorded on this camera.
The frame number has reached 999–9999.
1 Insert a formatted xD-Picture Card into the
camera.
2 Set “RENEW” as the FRAME NO. setting in
the SET-UP menu.
3 Start taking pictures (The frame numbers start
from “100-0001”).
4 Set “CONT.” as the FRAME NO. setting in the
SET-UP menu.
i The data could not be recorded due to i Re-insert the xD-Picture Card or turn the
an xD-Picture Card error or a
camera off and then on again. If the error
connection error between the xDmessage still appears, contact your FUJIFILM
Picture Card and camera.
dealer.
i The photographed image cannot be i Use a new xD-Picture Card.
recorded as it is too large to fit in the
available space on the xD-Picture Card.
A protected file was encountered.
Protected files cannot be erased. Remove the
protection.
Prints were specified for 1000 or more The maximum number of frames for which prints
frames in the DPOF frame settings.
can be specified on the same xD-Picture Card is
999.
Copy the images for which you want to order
prints onto another xD-Picture Card and then
specify the DPOF settings.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
No power.
eIf you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more.
Possible causes
Solutions
i The batteries have run out.
i The batteries are loaded backwards.
i The battery cover is not closed properly.
i The AC power adapter plug has come
out of the power outlet.
i Load new or fully charged batteries.
i Load the batteries in the correct direction.
i Close the battery cover correctly.
i Plug the adapter back in.
Power cuts out during The batteries run out.
operation.
Batteries
quickly.
run
Load new or fully charged batteries.
out i You are using the camera in extremely i Put the batteries in your pocket or another
warm place to heat them and then load
cold conditions.
them into the camera just before you take
a picture.
i Wipe the battery terminals with a clean,
i The terminals are soiled.
dry cloth.
i The batteries have reached the end of its i Load new or fully charged batteries.
service life.
No photograph is taken i No xD-Picture Card is inserted.
when the Shutter button i The xD-Picture Card is fully recorded.
is pressed.
i The xD-Picture Card is not formatted.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is
soiled.
i The xD-Picture Card is damaged.
i The camera was not used for 2 minutes
or more.
i The batteries run out.
i Insert an xD-Picture Card.
i Insert a new xD-Picture Card or erase
some unwanted frames.
i Format the xD-Picture Card.
i Wipe the xD-Picture Card contact area
with a clean dry cloth.
i Insert a new xD-Picture Card.
i Turn the camera on.
i Load new or fully charged batteries.
Can’t use the flash to i The flash is set to Suppressed flash i Set the Flash mode to Auto, Red-eye
take pictures.
reduction or Forced flash (the flash
mode.
cannot be used in some modes).
i You pressed the Shutter button while the i Wait until charging is completed before
pressing the Shutter button.
flash was charging.
i Load new or fully charged batteries.
i The batteries run out.
Can
only
select Continuous shooting is selected.
Suppressed flash mode.
Set continuous shooting to OFF.
The flash settings are SHOOTING MODE is set to “a ”, “ , ”, The flash settings are restricted because
restricted and cannot “.” or “/”.
the camera settings are matched to the
be selected.
selected SHOOTING MODE. To give
priority to the flash setting, change the
SHOOTING MODE to “s” or “m”.
Can only select the The sensitivity is set to 800 (high-sensitivity In the Photography menu, set the
“1” quality setting.
sensitivity to 400 or less.
photography) in the Photography menu.
The playback image is i The subject is too far away.
i Move to within the effective flash range
too dark even though
before taking the shot.
the flash was used.
i Your finger, hair or strap was covering i Hold the camera correctly.
the flash/flash control sensor.
The image is blurred.
Troubleshooting
Possible causes
Solutions
Can’t format the xD- The xD-Picture Card contact area is Wipe the xD-Picture Card contact area
soiled.
with a clean dry cloth.
Picture Card.
Frame erase does not Some frames may be protected.
erase the frame.
Unprotect frames using the camera on
which the protection was first applied.
The ERASE ALL
function does not erase
all the frames.
Nothing happens when i Camera malfunction.
I use the Mode switch.
i The batteries run out.
i Briefly remove the batteries or
disconnect the AC power adapter. Then
reload the batteries or reconnect the AC
power adapter and try again.
i Load new or fully charged batteries.
LCD monitor is not A language other than English is selected 1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display
in the “
” setting in SET-UP.
the menu.
displayed in English.
2Press “d ” or “c ” to select “ F ” and
press “a” or “b” to select “SET-UP”
(SET-UP screen appears on the LCD
monitor).
3Press “a ” or “b ” several times to
display the screen that displays “3/4”
on, and then select “
”.
4Press “d” or “c” several times to select
“ENGLISH”.
5Press the “MENU/OK” button.
There is no image on i The video cable (included) was i Connect the camera and TV correctly.
connected during movie playback.
the TV.
i The camera is not connected to the TV i Connect the camera and TV correctly.
correctly.
i “TV” is selected as the TV input.
i Set the TV input to “VIDEO”.
When the camera is i The USB cable (included) is not properly i Set up the camera and the USB cable
connected to the computer or camera.
(included) correctly.
connected to a personal
i Turn the PC on.
computer (PC), the shot i The PC is not turned on.
image appears on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
The camera no longer The camera has suffered an unforeseen Briefly remove the batteries or disconnect
problem.
the AC power adapter. Then reload the
works correctly.
batteries or reconnect the AC power
adapter and try again.
Camera is turned off Ni-MH and alkaline batteries are being Set the Mode switch to Playback mode.
without retracting the used together, or the batteries are low on Then turn the camera on. After the lens
charge.
retracts, turn the camera off again. If the
lens.
lens still does not retract, fit new batteries
or use the AC power adapter.
i Clean the lens.
i Try standing approx. 2 m (6.6 ft.) from
your subject to take the picture.
i You photographed scenery with Macro i Cancel Macro mode.
mode selected.
i You took a close-up shot without i Select Macro mode.
selecting Macro mode.
i You are shooting a subject that is not i Use AF/AE lock to take the shot.
suited to autofocusing.
i The lens is dirty.
i The photographed subject was too dark.
There is speckling on The shot was taken with a slow shutter This is a characteristic of CCDs and does
the image.
speed (long exposure) in a high- not indicate a camera fault.
temperature environment.
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Specifications
System
Model
Effective pixels
CCD
Storage media
File format
Number of recorded pixels
Lens
Focal length
Focus
Focal range
Shutter speed
Aperture
Sensitivity
Photometry
Exposure control
Exposure compensation
White balance
Viewfinder
LCD monitor
Flash Type
Self-Timer
Video output
Power Supply and Others
Digital camera FinePix F420
3.1 million pixels
1/2.7 inch Super CCD HR in an interwoven pattern
Number of total pixels 3.14 million pixels
xD-Picture Card (16/32/64/128/256/512 MB)
Still image: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.2)
✽ Design rule for Camera File System compliant DPOF compatible
Movie: AVI format, Motion JPEG
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
Still image: 2816 × 2120 pixels/2048 × 1536 pixels/1280 × 960 pixels/
640 × 480 pixels (5/3/1/`)
Movie: 320 × 240 pixels (30 frames per second with monaural sound)
Fujinon 3 × optical zoom lens
Aperture: F2.8 to F4.8
f=5.6 mm to 16.8 mm
(Equivalent to 36 mm to 108 mm on a 35 mm camera)
TTL contrast-type, Auto focus
Normal: Approx. 60 cm (2.0 ft.) to infinity
Macro: Approx. 8.5 cm (3.3 in.) to 80 cm (2.6 ft.)
2 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depend on Exposure mode)
F2.8 to F8.0 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments (automatically selected)
Photography mode (a): AUTO (125-640), ISO 200/400/800✽
Photography mode (s, m, ,, ., /): ISO 160/200/400/800✽
✽Quality setting is fixed at 1.
TTL 64-zones metering
Program AE
–2.1 EV to +1.5 EV in 0.3 Steps EV increments (in Manual photography mode)
Photography mode (a, m, ,, ., /): AUTO
Photography mode (s): 7 positions can be selected
Real image optical Approx. 80% coverage
1.8-inche, 134,000-pixel micro-reflective CG silicon TFT, Approx. 100%
coverage
Auto flash using flash control sensor
Effective range: Wide-angle: Approx. 0.6 m-3.5 m (2.0 ft.-11.5 ft.)
(Approx. 0.3 m-0.8 m (1.0 ft.-2.6 ft.): Macro)
Telephoto: Approx. 0.6 m-2.7 m (2.0 ft.-8.9 ft.)
Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash,
Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
10 sec.
NTSC/PAL selectable
Input/Output Terminals
External connection terminals USB cable (included), A/V cable (included), and connection to the cradle
(sold separately)
DC Input
Socket for specified AC power adapter AC-3V (sold separately)
Connection for the AC Power Adapter AC-3VW bundled with the cradle
(sold separately)
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Power supply
Use one of the following:
i Rechargeable Battery NH-20 (included)
i AC-3VW (Included in the PictureCradle CP-FX420, sold separately)
i AC Power Adapter AC-3V (sold separately)
i 2 × AAA-size Ni-MH batteries (commercially available)
i 2 × AAA-size alkaline batteries (commercially available)
Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F); 80% humidity or less (no
condensation)
Conditions for use
Guide to the number of
available frames for battery
operation
Battery Type
Rechargeable Battery
NH-20
With LCD monitor ON
With LCD monitor OFF
Approx. 100 frames
Approx. 150 frames
The number of available frames for battery operation given here is a guide to the
number of consecutive frames that can be taken under FUJIFILM test conditions.
i Batteries used: Using the NH-20 Rechargeable Battery at full charge
i Shooting conditions: Measured at normal temperature with 50% flash use
i Note: The number of available frames varies depending on the capacity of the NH-20
Rechargeable Battery. Consequently, FUJIFILM makes no guarantee with
regard to the numbers of available frames for battery operation given here. Note
that the number of available frames will be lower at low temperatures.
Camera dimensions
(W × H × D)
Camera mass (weight)
Weight for photography
Accessories
Optional Accessories
77.0 mm × 69.0 mm × 26.4 mm/3.0 in. × 2.7 in. × 1.0 in.
(not including accessories and attachments)
Approx. 145 g/5.1 oz.
(not including accessories, batteries and xD-Picture Card)
Approx. 175 g/6.2 oz.
(including batteries and xD-Picture Card)
See P.7
See P.77
■ Standard number of frames/recording time per xD-Picture Card
The number of available frames, recording time or file size varies slightly depending on the subjects photographed. Note also
that the difference between standard number of frames and the actual number of frames is greater for
xD-Picture Cards with higher capacities.
5 6M
3 3M
1 1M
` 0.3M
Movie $
2816 × 2120
2048 × 1536
1280 × 960
640 × 480
320 × 240
Image Data Size
1.5 MB
780 KB
470 KB
DPC-16 (16 MB)
10
19
DPC-32 (32 MB)
21
DPC-64 (64 MB)
43
DPC-128 (128 MB)
DPC-256 (256 MB)
DPC-512 (512 MB)
347
Quality
Number of recorded pixels
130 KB
–
33
122
26 sec.
40
68
247
54 sec.
81
137
497
109 sec.
86
162
275
997
219 sec.
173
325
550
1997
7.3 min.
651
1101
3993
14.6 min.
✽ These specifications are subject to change without notice. FUJIFILM shall not be held liable for damages
resulting from errors in this OWNER’S MANUAL.
✽ 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.).
✽ Due to the nature of the lens, the edges of photographed images may appear distorted. This is normal and
does not indicate a fault.
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Explanation of Terms
Safety Notes
AF/AE Lock:
On the FinePix F420, pressing the Shutter button down half way locks the focus and exposure settings (AF and AE lock). If
you want to focus on a subject that is not centered in the frame or change the picture composition after the exposure is set,
you can obtain good results by changing the composition after the AF and AE settings are locked.
h To ensure that you use your FinePix F420 camera
correctly, read these Safety Notes and your Owner’s
Manual carefully beforehand.
h After reading these Safety Notes, store them in a
safe place.
Auto power save function:
If the camera is not used in any way for 30 seconds, this function changes features such as the LCD monitor off (Sleep
mode) to prevent battery depletion and the waste of power when the AC power adapter is connected. If the camera is then
left unused for a further period, the Auto power save function turns the camera off.
h The Auto power off function does not operate in PC mode, during automatic playback, or if it is disabled during setup.
Deactivated batteries:
Leaving a Ni-MH battery unused in storage for a long period may cause a rise in the level of substances that inhibit current
flow inside the battery and result in a dormant battery. A battery in this state is referred to as deactivated.
Because current flow is inhibited in a deactivated Ni-MH battery, the battery's original level of performance cannot be
achieved.
DPOF:
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 to be printed and how many prints are made of each image.
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.
EV:
A number that denotes Exposure Value. 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.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature
of the information which is to be observed.
Frame rate (fps):
The frame rate refers to the number of images (frames) that are photographed or played back per second. For example,
when 30 frames are continuously photographed in 1 second interval, the frame rate is expressed as 30 fps.
For reference, TV images are displayed at 30 fps.
Circular icons with a diagonal bar notify the
user that the action indicated is prohibited
(“Prohibited”).
JPEG:
Joint Photographics Experts Group
A file format used for compressing and saving color images. The higher the compression rate, the greater the loss of quality
in the decompressed (restored) image.
Memory effect:
If a Ni-MH battery is repeatedly charged without first being fully discharged, its performance may drop below its original level.
This is referred to as the “memory effect”.
Motion JPEG:
A type of AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file format that handles images and sound as a single file. Images in the file are
recorded in JPEG format. Motion JPEG can be played back by QuickTime 3.0 or later.
PC Card:
A generic term for cards that meet the PC Card Standard.
PC Card Standard:
A standard for PC cards determined by the PCMCIA.
PCMCIA:
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (US).
Smear:
A phenomenon specific to CCDs whereby white streaks appear on the image when there is a very strong light source, such
as the sun or reflected sunlight, in the photography screen.
WAVE:
A standard format used on Windows systems for saving audio data. WAVE files have the “.WAV” file extension and the data
can be saved in either compressed or uncompressed format. Uncompressed recording is used on this camera.
WAVE files can be played back on a personal computer using the following software:
Windows : MediaPlayer
Macintosh: QuickTime Player
✽ QuickTime 3.0 or later
White Balance:
Whatever the kind of the light, the human eye adapts to it so that a white object still looks white. On the other hand, devices
such as digital cameras see a white subject as white by first adjusting the color balance to suit the color of the ambient light
around the subject. This adjustment is called matching the white balance. A function that automatically matches the white
balance is called an Automatic White Balance function.
Triangular icons notify the user of
information requiring attention (“Important”).
Filled circles with an exclamation mark
notify the user of an action that must be
performed (“Required”).
WARNING
If a problem arises, turn the camera
off, remove the batteries, disconnect
and unplug 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.
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Unplug from
power socket.
Do not allow water or foreign objects
to enter the camera.
If water or foreign objects get inside the
camera, turn the camera off, remove
the batteries and disconnect and
unplug the AC power adapter.
Continued use of the camera can cause
a fire or electric shock.
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not use the camera in the
bathroom or shower.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not use in the
bathroom or shower.
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.
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not
disassemble.
Do not modify, heat or unduly twist
or pull the connection cord and do
not place heavy objects on the
connection cord.
These actions could damage the cord
and cause a fire or electric shock.
h If the cord is damaged, contact your
FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not place the camera on an
unstable surface.
This can cause the camera to fall or tip
over and cause injury.
Never attempt to take pictures while
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 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 ≠ and –
marks.
Exif Print Format is a newly revised digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal
printing.
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Safety Notes
WARNING
Do not heat, modify or attempt to
disassemble the batteries.
Do not drop or subject the batteries
to impact.
Do not attempt to recharge lithium or
alkaline batteries.
Do not store the batteries with
metallic products.
Do not use chargers other than the
specified model to charge the
batteries.
Any of these actions can cause the
batteries to burst or leak and cause fire
or injury as a result.
Use only the batteries or AC power
adapters specified for use with this
camera.
Do not use voltages other than the
power supply voltage shown.
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.
Do not use the charger to charge
batteries other than those specified
here.
The charger is designed for
Rechargeable battery NH-20 or AAAsize Ni-MH batteries. Using the charger
to charge conventional batteries or
other types of rechargeable batteries
can cause the battery to leak fluid,
overheat or burst.
When discarding or storing batteries,
cover the battery terminals with
insulation tape.
h Contact with other metallic objects or
batteries could cause the batteries to
ignite or burst.
Keep xD-Picture Cards out of the
reach of small children.
Because xD-Picture Cards are small,
they can be accidentally swallowed by
small children. Be sure to store xDPicture Cards out of the reach of small
children. If a child accidentally swallows
an xD-Picture Card, seek medical
advice immediately.
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.
Keep out of the reach of small
children.
This product could cause injury in the
hands of a child.
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.
Do not pull on the connection cord
to disconnect the AC power adapter.
This can damage the power cord or
cables and cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not use the AC power adapter
when the plug is damaged or the
plug socket connection is loose.
This could 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.
When you are cleaning the camera
or you do not plan to use the camera
for an extended period, remove the
batteries and disconnect and unplug
the AC power adapter.
Failure to do so can cause a fire or
electric shock.
When charging ends, unplug the
charger from the power socket.
Leaving the charger plugged into the
power socket can cause a fire.
Using a flash too close to a person’s
eyes may temporarily affect the
eyesight.
Take particular care when photographing
infants and young children.
When an xD-Picture Card is
removed, the card may fly
completely out of the slot. Use your
finger to stop the card from flying
out before removing the card.
If an xD-Picture Card is allowed to fly out,
it could hit someone and cause injury.
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Request regular internal testing and
cleaning for your camera.
Build-up of dust in your camera can
cause a fire or electric shock.
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to
request internal cleaning every 2 years.
26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/
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Printed on recycled paper.
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