FujiFilm A200 Digital Camera User Manual

2.0
Getting Ready
Basic Photography
Advanced Features
Photography
Advanced Features
Playback
Settings
Software Installation
Camera Connection
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Using FinePixViewer
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BL00224-200 (1)
Warning
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The graphical symbols are located on the bottom
of the case.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
For customers in the U.S.A.
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.
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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 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 expressly approved in this
manual could void the user’s authority 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 USB cable and DC supply cord.
For customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES- 003.
Please read the Safety Notes (➡P.114)
and make sure you understand them
before using the camera.
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Contents
Warning ........................................................................ 2
Preface ......................................................................... 6
Camera Features and Accessories .............................. 7
Nomenclature/Attaching the strap ................................ 8
1 Getting Ready
LOADING THE BATTERIES AND xD-Picture Card ......... 11
Compatible batteries ................................................. 11
xD-Picture Card (sold separately) ............................. 11
SWITCHING ON AND OFF ............................................. 14
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME .................................... 15
Changing the date and time ...................................... 16
To change the date display format ............................ 16
SELECTING THE LANGUAGE ...................................... 18
2 Basic Photography
BASIC OPERATION GUIDE ........................................... 19
QMODE
TAKING PICTURES (A AUTO MODE) ....................... 21
Number of Available Frames ..................................... 24
■ Standard number of shots per xD-Picture Card .... 24
FRAMING GUIDELINE FUNCTION ................................ 25
DIGITAL ZOOM ............................................................... 26
E MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY .................. 27
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wMODE
VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK) ........................ 28
Fast Forwarding Images ........................................... 28
MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK ............................................ 29
PLAYBACK ZOOM .......................................................... 30
ERASING SINGLE FRAME ............................................ 31
3 Advanced Features Photography
QMODE
SELECTING A AUTO OR S MANUAL .................... 33
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION ........................... 34
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVIE MENU OPTIONS .......... 35
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
y SETTING THE QUALITY .......................................... 36
c FLASH ....................................................................... 37
AUTO Auto Flash Mode .............................................. 37
n Red-Eye Reduction .......................................... 38
c Forced Flash .................................................... 38
b Suppressed Flash ............................................ 39
v Slow Synchro ................................................... 39
= SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY ................................ 40
d EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION) ........................ 42
a WHITE BALANCE (SELECTING THE LIGHT SOURCE) ... 43
TMODE
T MOVIE (VIDEO) ........................................................ 44
■ xD-Picture Card standard shooting time ............... 44
Quality settings for movies ........................................ 47
4 Advanced Features Playback
wMODE
PLAYING BACK MOVIES (VIDEO) ................................ 48
■ Playing back movies .............................................. 49
PLAYBACK MENU
p ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING ... 50
k PROTECTING IMAGES FRAME/ALL ....................... 54
i HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS (DPOF) ......... 58
i DPOF SET FRAME ................................................... 59
5 Settings
g ADJUSTING THE MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ........... 63
g USING SET–UP ........................................................ 64
■ List of settings ....................................................... 65
■ SET–UP Menu Options ......................................... 65
7.3 Use at PC-CAM mode ............................................... 83
7.4 Disconnecting the Camera ........................................ 86
8 Using FinePixViewer
8.1 Saving Images on Your Computer ............................ 88
8.2 Making a FinePix CD Album ..................................... 89
8.3 Using the FinePix Internet Service ............................ 90
8.4 User Registration ....................................................... 90
8.5 Mastering FinePixViewer ........................................... 94
8.6 Uninstalling the Software ........................................... 95
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SET–UP
g POWER SAVE .......................................................... 66
6 Software Installation
6.1 The Software Components ........................................ 67
6.2 Installation on a Windows PC .................................... 68
6.2.1 Load the CD-ROM into your PC ....................... 68
6.2.2 From FinePixViewer installation to restart ........ 69
6.3 Installation on a Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 ........................... 73
6.3.1 Check the system software settings ................. 73
6.3.2 From FinePixViewer installation to restart ........ 73
6.4 Installation on a Mac OS X ........................................ 76
6.4.1 From FinePixViewer installation to restart ........ 76
7 Camera Connection
7.1 Using the optional AC Power adapter ....................... 79
7.2 Use at DSC mode ..................................................... 80
System Expansion Options ......................................... 97
Accessories Guide ...................................................... 98
Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly ................... 100
Notes on the Power Supply ...................................... 101
Applicable Batteries ............................................ 101
Notes on the Batteries ......................................... 101
AC Power Adapter .............................................. 103
Notes on the xD-Picture Card ................................... 104
Warning Displays ...................................................... 106
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 108
Explanation of Terms ................................................ 111
Specifications ............................................................ 112
Safety Notes ............................................................. 114
EC Declaration of Conformity ................................... 118
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Preface
■ 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 memory cards 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 or display panel is damaged, take particular
care with the liquid crystal in the monitor or panel. If any of the
following situations arise, take the urgent action indicated.
h If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin
Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with
running water and soap.
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.
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■ Handling Your Digital Camera
This camera contains precision electronic components. To
ensure that images are recorded correctly, do not subject the
camera to impact or shock while an image is being recorded.
■ Trademark Information
h IBM PC/AT is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corp. of the U.S.
h iMac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
h QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks used
under license. The QuickTime logo is 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, the Windows logo and DirectX are
either 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 xD-Picture Card and other company or product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective
companies.
■ 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.
Camera Features and Accessories
Camera Features
h 2.0 million effective pixels
h High-resolution Fujinon lens.
h Maximum recording pixels of 1600 × 1200 pixels (1.92
million pixels)
h Compact and lightweight body
h Wide range of photography applications (includes
Macro function)
h Automatic scene recognition, auto white balance and
AE functions built in
h Automatic high-precision flash built in with extensive
flash control functionality
h 2.5× digital zoom photography and up to 10× zoom
playback functions
h Easy operation using the Mode switch and 4-way
“fg” button
h Shoots movies (320×240/160×120 pixels without sound)
h USB connection for quick and easy image file
downloading (using the enclosed Interface Set)
h Built-in PC Camera function
h Runs on 2 Alkaline/Ni-MH AA batteries
h Conforms to the new standard for digital camera file
system ✽
✽ “Design for Camera File system” standard and Exif
format are formulated by the Japanese Electronic
and Information Association (JEITA)
Accessories
h16 MB, xD-Picture Card (1)
Supplied with: Anti-static case (1)
hLR6 AA-size alkaline Batteries (2)
hHand strap (1)
hUSB Interface Set (1)
• CD-ROM: Software for FinePix SX (1)
• Special USB cable with Noise Suppression core (1)
hOwner’s Manual (this manual) (1)
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Nomenclature
✽ Refer
to the pages in parentheses for information on using the camera features.
Mode switch
Still photography mode(P.21)
Playback mode(P.28)
Movie mode(P.44)
POWER switch(P.14)
Flash(P.37)
Shutter button
Viewfinder window
Lens/Lens cover
Flash control
sensor
Self-timer lamp
(P.41)
Macro selector switch(P.27)
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(Special USB)
socket(P.80, 83)
DC IN 3V
(Power input)
socket(P.79)
Viewfinder lamp(P.23)
Viewfinder(P.22)
button
DISP button
LCD monitor(P.22)
(P.19, 25, 29)
MENU/OK button
(P.19)
BACK button(P.19)
Strap mount
Tripod mount
xD-Picture Card slot(P.13)
Battery cover(P.12)
Attaching the strap
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2
Battery compartment
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Nomenclature (Sample display)
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display: Still photography mode
Macro
Flash
Photography mode
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2M・F
EV
White balance
Number of remaining shots
Quality mode
Battery low warning
Camera shake warning
Zoom bar
1/ 1/2002
Date
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display: Playback mode
Playback mode
Protection
100ー0001
Battery low warning
DPOF
Date
10
Playback frame number
1/ 1/2002
1 Getting Ready
LOADING THE BATTERIES AND xD-Picture Card
Compatible batteries
Use two AA-size alkaline batteries or two AAsize nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries.
xD-Picture Card (sold separately)
DPC-16 (16MB)
DPC-64 (64MB)
DPC-32 (32MB)
DPC-128 (128MB)
◆ Notes on Handling Batteries ◆
h It is recommended that you use the same brand of
alkaline batteries as those supplied with the camera.
h Never use a battery when the Outer casing
outer casing is split or peeling as
this could result in a short-circuit
and cause major problems due
to battery fluid leakage or
overheating.
h Do not use different types of batteries or old and new
batteries together.
h You cannot use lithium, manganese or nickelcadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries.
h The operating lives of alkaline batteries vary between
brands and the life of batteries you purchase may be
shorter than the alkaline batteries provided with the
camera. Note also that due to the nature of alkaline
batteries, the time for which they can be used is
shorter in cold locations (at temperatures of +10°C
(+50°F) or below). Consequently, Ni-MH batteries are
recommended.
h Soiling (fingerprints, etc) on the terminals of batteries
can greatly reduce the time for which the batteries
provide power.
h You will need the optional charger (➡P.98) to recharge
Ni-MH batteries.
h See P.101 for notes on using batteries.
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Front
Back
! Operation of this camera is only guaranteed when it
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is used with FUJIFILM xD-Picture Card.
xD-Picture Cards are small, they can be
accidentally swallowed by small children. Be sure to
store xD-Picture Cards out of the reach of small
children. If a child accidentally swallows an xDPicture Card, seek medical advice immediately.
! See P.104, 105 for more information on xD-Picture
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Card.
! Because
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LOADING THE BATTERIES AND xD-Picture Card
1
Slide the battery cover out and lift it open.
2
Insert the batteries correctly as indicated by the
polarity icons.
◆ When you want to replace the battery ◆
Check that the camera is switched off, open
the battery cover and then remove the
battery.
! Do not apply excessive force to the battery cover.
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! You should carry a spare set of batteries (sold
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separately) when taking pictures.
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Do not open the battery cover while the camera
is still switched on as this could corrupt the
image files on the xD-Picture Card or damage
the xD-Picture Card itself.
! Take care not to drop the battery when opening
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and closing the battery cover.
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1
0
2
0
◆ Replacing an xD-Picture Card ◆
When you 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.
You can then pull the xD-Picture Card the rest of
the way out.
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1 Push the xD-Picture Card firmly into the
xD-Picture Card slot as far as it will go.
2 Close the battery cover.
! Take care not to remove your finger too quickly
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! If you open the battery cover while the camera is still
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switched on, the camera is automatically switched
off to protect the xD-Picture Card.
! The xD-Picture Card will not slide fully into the slot if
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it is inserted facing the wrong way. Be careful not to
apply undue force to the xD-Picture Card.
! When storing xD-Picture Card, always use the anti●
static case provided.
after the lock is released, as the card may
spring completely out of the slot.
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SWITCHING ON AND OFF
1
2
DATE/TIME
NOT SET
OK SET
BACK NO
To switch the camera on and off, slide the power
switch sideways. When you switch the camera
on, the viewfinder lamp lights (green).
! Take care not to touch the lens when you switch the
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camera on as the lens cover opens when the
camera is switched on.
When you first switch the camera on, the date is
cleared. Press the “MENU/OK” button to set the
date and time.
! To
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set the date and time later, press the “BACK”
button.
! If you do not set the date and time, this confirmation
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screen will appear each time you switch the camera on.
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
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4
DATE/TIME
YYYY.MM.DD
2002 1 1
2002. 6.18
12:00
11 59
OK
1
0
AM
OK
BACK
AM
BACK
1
2
0
1 Use “d” or “c” to select Year, Month, Day,
Hour or Minute. You can select your preferred
date format.
2 Press “a” or “b” to set the number.
! If
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DATE/TIME
YYYY MM DD
you hold down “a” or “b”, the numbers change
continuously.
! When the time displayed passes “12:00”, the AM/PM
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setting automatically switches.
Once you have set the date and time, press the
“MENU/OK” button. Pressing the “MENU/OK”
button switches the camera to Photography or
Playback mode.
! To
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set the time precisely, press the “MENU/OK”
button when the time is at zero seconds.
! If the camera is left for 30 minutes or longer with the
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batteries removed and the AC power adapter
disconnected, the date and time settings may revert
to the factory default settings. If this occurs, reset the
date and time.
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
Changing the date and time
To change the date display format
You can select your preferred date format.
SET−UP
IMAGE DISPLAY
POWER SAVE
USB MODE
DATE/TIME
OK
DATE/TIME
OFF
ON
DSC
SET
MM/DD/YYYY
6/19/2002
BACK
11:59
OK
10
0
3
AM
BACK
20
0
4
1
0
To change the date and time:
1 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2 Use “d” or “c” to select “g” OPTION and
then use “a” or “b” to select “SET–UP”.
3 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
4 Select “DATE/TIME” and press “c”.
See P.15 for information on setting the date and
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1Press “d” or “c” to select the date format.
2Press “a” or “b” to set the format. Refer to
the table below for details of the settings.
◆ Checking the remaining battery charge ◆
Setting
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.
Switch the camera on and check that no battery
level warning (Z or X) is displayed on the
LCD monitor. If no icon is displayed, there is
ample charge left in the battery.
i Z Lit red:
Battery charge low. Replace or recharge the
battery as it will run out shortly.
i X Blinking red:
The battery is exhausted. The display will shortly
go blank and the camera will stop working.
Replace or recharge the battery.
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! The above estimates are for the Still photography
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modes. In Playback mode, the transition from
“Z” to “X” may take less time.
◆ Power Save Function ◆
If the camera is not used for 2 minutes, this
function automatically switches it off.
When this function is enabled, the LCD monitor
switches off to conserve battery power if the
camera is not used in any way for 30 seconds
(See P.66 for details).
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SELECTING THE LANGUAGE
1
2
0
10
0
3
2
1
0
SET−UP
OPTION
LCD
BEEP♪
LANGUAGE
RESET ALL
SET−UP
LCD BRIGHTNESS
AUTO
MANUAL
OK
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu screen.
2Use “fg” to select “SET–UP” from the
“g” OPTION menu.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button.
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2
0
ON
HIGH
ENGLISH
OK
BACK
1The “SET–UP” screen appears. Use “a” or
“b” to select “LANGUAGE”.
2Use “c” to select “ENGLISH”, “FRANCAIS” or
“DEUTSCH”. You can cycle through the
language settings by pressing “c”.
! The screens in this manual are shown in English.
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! See P.64 for more information on the “g” OPTION
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menu.
2 Basic
Photography
BASIC OPERATION GUIDE
You’ve read the chapter on getting ready and the camera is now set up and ready to take pictures.
The Basic Photography section explains the three basic steps of “taking pictures”, “viewing pictures” and
“erasing pictures”. Master the basic steps by actually trying them out on the camera as you go.
●POWER switch
Slide this switch to turn the camera on and off.
●Switching between still photography,
playback and movies
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●Main actions performed by a, b, dand c
Change frame in playback.
qStill photography: For recording still
photography.
wPlayback: For playing back recorded
Digital zoom, Playback zoom.
data.
uMovie: For recording movies (P.44).
●MENU/OK button
●DISP button
You can use this button to select the LCD monitor display.
When shooting: Switches the LCD monitor on and off or displays
the framing guides.
During playback: Switches text display on and off or selects multiframe playback.
Displays the menu screen when you are
shooting or playing back images. You also
press this button to confirm a menu
selection.
●BACK button
Press this button to stop a procedure midway through.
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BASIC OPERATION GUIDE
●Using the Menus
1Display the menu.
Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2Select a menu option.
3Select a setting.
Press the “d” or “c”.
Press the “a” or “b”.
QUALITY
QUALITY
2M・F
25
2M・N 39
49
1M
03M
122
2M・F
25
2M・N 39
49
1M
03M
122
◆ Displaying the On-screen Help ◆
4Confirm your selection.
Press the “MENU/OK” button.
Press this button to stop
a procedure midway
through.
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In the Owner’s Manual, black triangles
are used to indicate up, down, left
and right. “ab” is used to indicate
up/down. Left and right are indicated
by “d” and “c” respectively.
Help messages are displayed at the bottom of
the screen to show you the next step to take.
Press the button indicated.
DISP ZOOM
Press the “DISP” button
to use the zoom.
DISP ZOOM
Q MODE
TAKING PICTURES (A AUTO MODE)
1
2
2
Set the Mode switch to “Q”.
When you are taking shots using the viewfinder,
you can make the battery last longer by pressing
the “DISP” button to switch the LCD monitor off.
(Note that you cannot switch the LCD monitor off
in Macro mode.)
h Photography range: Approx. 80 cm (2.6 ft.) to
infinity
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.
! For close-up shots, use the Macro setting (➡P.27).
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! You should use the viewfinder to take pictures
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! If a “∂”, “ƒ”, “å” or
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˙” message appears, see P.106,
“
107.
(switch the LCD monitor off) to make the battery last
longer.
! Use a tripod to avoid camera shake, particularly for
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shots is dark situations when the flash is set to
Suppressed Flash mode (➡P.37).
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Q MODE
TAKING PICTURES (A AUTO MODE)
3
4
49
1M
LCD monitor
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.
! There may be some unevenness in the brightness at
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the lower edge of the LCD monitor. This is normal
and does not indicate a fault. This does not affect
the photographed image.
! Check that the lens is clean. If it is dirty, clean the
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lens as described on P.100.
! If you use the flash in very dusty conditions or when
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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 with the flash
switched off.
Viewfinder
Use the LCD monitor or viewfinder to locate your
subject in the frame.
! To frame your shot precisely, you should take the
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picture using the LCD monitor.
! In some conditions it may be difficult to see your subject
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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 shot.
■ Viewfinder lamp display
5
Display
Beep
Lit green
Status
Ready to shoot.
Blinking green and Recording data to the xD-Picture Card
orange alternately (ready to shoot).
When you press the shutter button, the camera
emits a short beep and takes the picture. The
data is then recorded.
! When you press the shutter button, there is a very
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Lit orange
Recording data to the xD-Picture Card
(not ready to shoot).
Blinking orange
Charging the flash (flash will not fire).
Blinking red
i xD-Picture Card-related warning.
The xD-Picture Card is not loaded, is
not formatted, is incorrectly formatted.
xD-Picture Card full. xD-Picture Card
fault.
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✽ Detailed warning messages are displayed on the
LCD monitor (➡P.106, 107).
short delay before the picture is actually taken.
! The viewfinder lamp flashes orange while the flash is
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charging. If the LCD monitor is switched on, the
screen may go dark for a moment. This is normal
and does not indicate a fault.
! The flash charging time may increase when the battery
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charge gets lower.
! See P.106, 107 for information on the warning
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displays.
During image recording, the viewfinder lamp
glows orange and you cannot take pictures.
Note also that switching the camera off or
opening the battery cover during image
recording could corrupt the image files.
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Q MODE
TAKING PICTURES (A AUTO MODE)
Number of Available Frames
49
1M
The number of available shots is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
! See P.36 for information on changing the quality.
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! The default quality setting “y ” set at shipment
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is
1M.
■ Standard number of shots per xD-Picture Card
Because the amount of data recorded varies depending on the subject, the number of available shots may not
decrease when recording ends, or may decrease by 2 frames. The discrepancy between the standard number of
available shots and the actual number of available shots increases in proportion to the capacity of the xD-Picture Card.
Quality mode
2M • F
2M • N
1600 × 1200
Number of recorded pixels
1M
0.3M
1280 × 960
640 × 480
Image Data Size
Approx. 620KB
Approx. 390KB
Approx. 320KB
Approx. 130KB
DPC-16 (16MB)
25
39
49
122
DPC-32 (32MB)
50
79
99
247
DPC-64 (64MB)
101
159
198
497
DPC-128 (128MB)
204
319
398
997
✽ Number of available shots displayed on the camera for a new xD-Picture Card formatted in the camera.
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Q MODE
FRAMING GUIDELINE FUNCTION
Scene
Use this frame when you want to position your
main subject in the center of the frame or when
you want to align your shot with the horizon.
This feature provides a clear guide to the
subject size and the overall balance of the shot
so that you get exactly the shot you want.
LCD monitor OFF
LCD monitor ON
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1M
Framing guideline
displayed
You can select the framing guide function in “Q”
Still photography mode. The mode shown on the
LCD monitor switches each time you press the
“DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button to
display the framing guideline.
! The framing guideline is not recorded on the image.
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! The lines in the scene frame roughly divide the
●
recorded pixels into three parts horizontally and
vertically. When the image is printed, the resulting
print may be shifted slightly from the scene frame.
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Q MODE
DIGITAL ZOOM
1
2
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Zoom bar
You can use the digital zoom function for only
“1M” “0.3M” quality settings. Note that the digital
zoom only functions when you use the LCD
monitor to take shots.
To zoom in on your subject, press “a ”
(}TELE). To zoom out, press “b” ({WIDE).
! You
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cannot use the digital zoom for “2M • F” or
“2M • N”.
! See P.36 for information on changing the quality
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setting.
A “zoom bar” appears on the LCD monitor.
hDigital zoom focal distance (35 mm camera
equivalent)
1M: Equivalent to approx. 36 mm to 45 mm
Max. zoom scale: 1.25×
0.3M: Equivalent to approx. 36 mm to 90 mm
Max. zoom scale: 2.5×
Q MODE
E MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY
Selecting Macro mode allows you to take closeup shots. If the flash is set to “AUTO” or “n”
Red-eye Reduction mode, it is automatically set
to “b” Suppressed Flash mode.
1
0
2
0
● Effective
Photography Range:
Approx. 8 cm to 13 cm (3.1 in. to 5.1 in.).
! Using the camera width (about 10 cm or 4 in.) as a
●
guide, ensure that the distance to the subject is
between 8 cm and 13 cm (3.1 in to 5.1 in.). The camera
will not focus on subjects outside this focal range.
! To use the flash, select the “c” Forced Flash or “v”
●
Slow Synchro setting in the menu screen (➡P.37,
39). However, you may not be able to obtain the
correct brightness (exposure) for your shot.
! When shooting in dark conditions, use a tripod to
●
prevent camera shake.
! The LCD monitor automatically switches on.
●
! You cannot switch the LCD monitor off.
●
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.
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1Set the Mode switch to “Q”.
2To switch to Macro mode, slide the Macro
selector switch towards the Macro icon until it
stops.
“E” : The “E” icon appears on the LCD monitor
and you can take close-up shots.
“,” : Macro mode is cancelled and the camera
is ready for normal shooting (➡P.21).
! When
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you cancel Macro mode, the LCD monitor
remains on.
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w MODE
VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK)
1
0
2
0
Fast Forwarding Images
100−0009
1Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2You can “d” and “c” to move forward and
backward respectively through your images.
! When
●
you set the Mode switch to “ w ”, the last
image shot is displayed.
◆ Still images that can be viewed ◆
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Playback frame
number
During playback, you can skip backwards or forwards
through the images (the frame number increases or
decreases) by holding down “d ” or “c ” for
approximately 1 second. The displayed image does
not change, but a progress bar indicates the
approximate playback location on the xD-Picture Card.
You can use this camera to view still images recorded on the FinePix A200 or still images (excluding
some uncompressed images) recorded on a FUJIFILM digital camera that supports xD-Picture Cards.
w MODE
MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK
1
2
1
0
2
0
Normal playback
No text displayed
Multi-frame playback
2
In playback mode, the display shown on the
LCD monitor switches each time you press the
“DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button until the
multi-frame playback screen (9 frames) appears.
You cannot display text during multi-frame
playback.
! You cannot use multi-frame playback while a menu
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is displayed.
zoom cannot be used with multi-frame
playback.
! Playback
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1 Select a frame by using “d”, “c”, “a” and
“b” to move the cursor (the orange box) to
the desired frame. Press the “a ” or “ b ”
several times to switch to the previous page
or the next page.
2 You can enlarge the selected image by
pressing the “DISP” button again.
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w MODE
PLAYBACK ZOOM
1
2
10
0
3
2
0
Zoom bar
DISP PANNING
Pressing “a ” or “b ” during single-frame
playback zooms in (enlarges) or out on a still
image. When you use this function, a zoom bar
is displayed.
hZoom scales:
2M 1600 ×1200 pixel images: Max 10×
1M 1280 × 960 pixel images: Max 8×
0.3M 640 × 480 pixel images: Max 4×
! Pressing “d” or “c” during zooming cancels zooming
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and moves to the next image.
! Multi-frame playback cannot be used with Playback zoom.
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DISP ZOOM
After you have zoomed in on your image,
1Press the “DISP” button.
2Use “a”, “b”, “d” and “c” to zoom in on different
parts of the image.
3Press the “DISP” button again to revert to
zoomed display.
! You may not be able to use playback zoom for some
●
images shot on other camera models.
! Press the “BACK” button to return to normal unscaled
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display.
This is useful for such things as checking the focus
after you take a shot.
w MODE
1
ERASING SINGLE FRAME
1
0
2
0
2
ERASE
FORMAT
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
2
ERASE
FORMAT
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
1 Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
Menu screen on the LCD monitor.
Select “FRAME” in the “p” ERASE menu and
press the “MENU/OK” button.
See P.50 for more information on “ALL FRAMES”
and “FORMAT”.
! To
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revert to image playback without erasing the
image, select “BACK” and press the “MENU/OK”
button.
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w MODE
ERASING SINGLE FRAME
3
4
100−0049
FRAME
ERASE OK?
OK YES
BACK N0
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases the
frame (individual file) displayed. When erasing is
complete, the next image appears and the
“§” message is displayed.
Press “d” or “c” to view the frame (individual
file) you want to erase.
! Press the “BACK” button to cancel frame erasing.
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Note that mistakenly erased images cannot be
recovered. You should copy important files that
you do not want to be erased to your computer
or another media.
To erase another frame, repeat steps
3 and 4 .
Features
3 Advanced
Photography
Q MODE
SELECTING A AUTO OR S MANUAL
1
2
10
0
3
2
0
OPTION
Set the Mode switch to “Q”.
! See P.44 for information on shooting movies.
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SET−UP
LCD BRIGHTNESS
AUTO
MANUAL
3
A AUTO
This is the easiest mode for taking pictures and
can be used in a wide range of conditions.
S MANUAL
This mode allows you to specify your own
brightness and white balance settings.
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu.
2Use “d” or “c” to select “g” OPTION and
then use “a” or “b” to select “Q AUTO” or
“Q MANUAL”.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION
1
10
0
3
2
0
2
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1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu.
2Use “d” and “c” to select the menu item and
“a” and “b” to change the setting.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
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When you validate the settings, the respective
icons appear at the top of the screen.
! The
●
settings available in the menu screen differ
depending on the still photography mode.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVIE MENU OPTIONS
The “Advanced Features Photography” section introduces a range of camera functions that you can
access by setting the Mode switch to “Q” or “T”.
Mode
Sample LCD monitor display
Accessible menu settings
Factory default
Explanation
QUALITY
A AUTO
2M・F 25
2M・N 39
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1M
03M
122
y
c
=
g
QUALITY
FLASH
SELF-TIMER
OPTION
1M
AUTO
OFF
–
P. 36
P. 37
P. 40
P. 65
y
c
d
a
g
QUALITY
FLASH
EV
WHITE BALANCE
OPTION
1M
AUTO
0
AUTO
–
P. 36
P. 37
P. 42
P. 43
P. 65
320 × 240
–
P. 47
P. 65
3
EV
S MANUAL
+ 0 3
0
− 0 3
− 0 6
QUALITY
T MOVIE
320x240
160x120
y QUALITY
g OPTION
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
y SETTING THE QUALITY
Use
QUALITY
2M・F 25
2M・N 39
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1M
03M
122
Printing
Internet
✽ Displaying the menus (➡P.34)
Quality
2M • F (1600 × 1200)
2M • N (1600 × 1200)
1M
(1280 × 960)
0.3M ( 640 × 480)
<Examples>
hFor printing on A5 paper → 2M • F, 2M • N
This mode can be selected in the “A”,
“S” still photography modes.
You can choose from 4 settings. Use the table on
the right as a guide for selecting the best setting
for the shot you want to take.
! The numbers to the right of each setting show the
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number of available shots.
you change the quality, the number of
available shots also changes.
! When
●
✽ Select “2M • F” (FINE) for better image quality and
“2M • N” (NORMAL) to increase the number of
available shots.
In most cases, the “2M • N” (NORMAL) setting
provides more than adequate image quality.
hFor printing on A6 (postcard) paper → 1M
hFor an image attached to E-mail or used on a
website → 0.3M
! Image
●
quality can be changed afterwards using
FinePixViewer software, which is provided with
camera.
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
c FLASH
✽ Displaying the menus (➡P.34)
FLASH
AUTO
This mode can be selected in the “A”,
“S” still photography modes.
Use the flash mode that best suits your shot.
h5 modes: “AUTO”, “n”, “c”, “b” and “v”
hEffective flash range (in “A AUTO” mode):
Approx. 0.8 m to 3 m (2.6 ft. to 9.8 ft.)
AUTO Auto Flash Mode
Use this mode for ordinary photography. The
flash fires automatically as required by the
shooting conditions.
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! If you use 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 with the flash switched off.
! The flash charging time may increase if the charge
●
remaining in the batteries is low.
! When you take a shot using the flash, you may see
●
the video image disappear and the screen go dark
as the flash charges. The viewfinder lamp flashes
orange while the flash is charging.
! You
●
cannot use this setting in Macro (close-up)
photography.
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
c FLASH
n 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 automatically
as required by the photography conditions.
The flash fires a pre-flash just before the picture is
taken and then fires again to take the actual picture.
c Forced Flash
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 tubes. In this mode, the flash fires in
bright as well as dark conditions.
! You
●
cannot use this setting in Macro (close-up)
photography.
◆ Red-Eye Effect ◆
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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 also to make Red-Eye Reduction more effective:
● Get the subjects to look at the camera.
● Get as close as possible to the subjects.
b Suppressed Flash
v Slow Synchro
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. When you use
Suppressed Flash, the Automatic White Balance
function (➡P.111) operates so that natural colors
are captured along with the ambience of the
available light.
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.
! If you are shooting in Suppressed Flash mode in dark
●
! The
●
conditions, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
! See P.106 for information on the camera shake
●
warning.
image may be overexposed when you shoot
bright scenes.
! Because a slow shutter speed is used, a tripod
●
should be used to prevent camera shake.
3
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
1
= SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY
SELF−TIMER
2
✽ Selecting A/S (➡P.33)
✽ Displaying the menus (➡P.34)
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1M
ON
OFF
This mode can be selected in the
“A” still photography mode.
Beep
In this mode, a timer runs for roughly 10
seconds before the shutter is released. Use this
mode for shots such as photographs of yourself.
Locate the subject in the LCD monitor or
viewfinder and frame the shot. Then press the
shutter button to start the self-timer.
! The
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self-timer is automatically cancelled in the
following situations:
i When you take a picture
i When you switch from the “A” Still image mode
to another mode
i When the camera is switched off
! Do not stand in front of the camera when you press
●
the shutter button as this will result in an incorrect
brightness (exposure) setting for the shot.
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4
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The self-timer lamp lights steadily for
approximately 5 seconds, blinks for another
approximately 5 seconds and then takes the shot.
! To
●
stop the self-timer once it has started running,
press the “BACK” button.
The LCD monitor counts down the time until the
shot is taken.
Self-timer mode is automatically cancelled after
each shot.
3
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PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
d EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION)
✽ Selecting A/S (➡P.33)
✽ Displaying the menus (➡P.34)
◆ Subjects for Which Exposure
Adjustment is Particularly Effective ◆
EV
+ 0 3
0
− 0 3
− 0 6
This mode can be selected in the
“S” still photography mode.
Use the Brightness setting to obtain the optimum
image brightness (exposure) when the subject is
much brighter or darker than the background.
hCorrection range: 13 steps
(–2.1 EV to +1.5 EV in 0.3 EV increments)
See P.111 for information on EV.
! The
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Brightness setting is disabled in the following
situations:
i When the flash is used in Auto or Red-Eye
Reduction mode.
i When dark scenes are shot in Forced Flash mode.
Guide to using + (positive) compensation
h Copying of printed text (black characters on
white paper) (+1.5 EV)
h Backlit portraits (+0.6 EV to +1.5 EV)
h Very bright scenes (such as snowfields) and
highly reflective subjects (+0.9 EV)
h Shots made up predominantly of sky
(+0.9 EV)
Guide to using – (negative) compensation
h Spotlit subjects, particularly against dark
backgrounds (–0.6 EV)
h Copying of printed text (white characters on
black paper) (–0.6 EV)
h Scenes with low reflectivity, such as shots of
pine trees or dark foliage (–0.6 EV)
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU
a WHITE BALANCE (SELECTING THE LIGHT SOURCE)
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
✽ Selecting A/S (➡P.33)
✽ Displaying the menus (➡P.34)
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
lamps
0 : Shooting under “Warm White” fluorescent
This mode can be selected in the
“S” still photography 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 shots taken under a special
light source. In such situations, select the correct
white balance for the light source. See P.111 for
information on the white balance.
lamps
- : Shooting under “Cool White” fluorescent
3
lamps
8 : Shooting in incandescent light
✽ The white balance setting is ignored when the flash is
used. To achieve the desired effect in your shot, set
the flash to Suppressed Flash mode (➡P.39).
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T MODE
T MOVIE (VIDEO)
1
2
20s
STANDBY
Set the Mode switch to “T”.
This mode allows you to shoot movies up to 20
seconds (at the # setting) or 80 seconds (at
the $ setting) without sound. (See P.47 for
information on quality settings.)
hMovie format: Motion JPEG (➡P.111)
# (320 × 240 pixels)
$ (160 × 120 pixels)
selectable
10 frames per second
Without sound
! Select Macro mode for close-up shots (➡P.27).
●
! Depending on the available space on the xD-Picture
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Card, the available shooting time per movie may be
shorter.
! You cannot switch the LCD monitor off in this mode.
●
! It may not be possible to play back your movie on
●
other cameras.
The available shooting time and the “œ”
message are shown on the LCD monitor.
■ xD-Picture Card standard shooting time
Quality mode
xD-Picture Card
Capacity
#
DPC-16 (16MB)
Approx. 1.5 min.
Approx. 5.0 min.
DPC-32 (32MB)
Approx. 3.1 min.
Approx. 10.1 min.
DPC-64 (64MB)
Approx. 6.4 min.
Approx. 20.2 min.
DPC-128 (128MB)
Approx. 12.9 min.
Approx. 40.6 min.
$
✽ The available shooting time displayed on the camera
for a new xD-Picture Card formatted in the camera.
4
3
20s
STANDBY
When you press the shutter button, the camera
starts shooting.
3
Zoom bar
! When you press the shutter button, there is a very
●
brief delay before the camera starts shooting.
You can use “a” and “b” to zoom in and out. A
“zoom bar” is displayed on the LCD monitor.
hDigital zoom focal distance (35 mm camera
equivalent)
Approx. 36 mm to 90 mm
Max. zoom scale: 2.5×
! You do not need to hold down the shutter button.
●
! The white balance is fixed during shooting, but the
●
exposure varies automatically to suit the scene being
shot.
! The image shown on the LCD monitor before you
●
take the shot may differ in its brightness, color, etc.
from the image shown on the monitor during movie
recording.
The white balance is set automatically when you
press the shutter button.
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T MODE
5
T MOVIE (VIDEO)
REC
19s
6
STORING
During shooting, “hREC” appears on the LCD
monitor with a counter showing the remaining
time displayed in the top-right corner.
If you press the shutter button during shooting,
shooting ends and the movie is stored on the
xD-Picture Card.
! Once the remaining time runs out, movie recording
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automatically stops and the movie is stored on the
xD-Picture Card.
! The
●
time required to record a 20 second movie
(roughly 3 MB) is approximately 3 seconds.
! If you end shooting immediately after you start
●
shooting, only 1 second of movie is shot.
Quality settings for movies
1
1
0
2
QUALITY
320x240
160x120
2
0
3
0
1
0
1 Set the Mode switch to “T”.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu screen.
3 Press “d” or “c” to select “y” quality.
You can select 2 levels of quality. For better
image quality, select “# ”, and for longer
photography time, select “$”.
Movie Size
Maximum shooting time
#
320 × 240
20 sec.
$
160 × 120
80 sec.
2
0
3
1 Use “a” and “b” to change the quality setting.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
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4 Advanced
Features Playback
1
w MODE
PLAYING BACK MOVIES (VIDEO)
1
0
2
0
2
1
0
20s
100−0009
PLAY
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1Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2Use “d” or “c” to select the movie file.
! Movies
●
cannot be played back using multi-frame
playback. Use the “DISP” button to revert to normal
playback.
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2
0
STOP
PAUSE
1Press “b” to play the movie.
2The LCD monitor shows the playback time
and a playback progress bar.
! If
●
the subject of the movie is very bright, white
streaks may appear on the image during playback.
This is normal and is not a fault.
Movies are displayed somewhat smaller than
still images.
■ Playing back movies
Control
Description
Playback
The movie automatically stops when playback ends.
Pause/Resume
Pauses the movie during playback.
Press this button 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
Forward
Skip playback
When paused
Press these during playback to skip forwards or backwards
through the movie.
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i Each time you press “d” or “c” when the movie is paused,
the movie advances or goes back one frame.
i Hold down the button to move through the frames quickly.
◆ Playing back movie files ◆
i This camera may not be able to play back movie files (10 fps) that were recorded on a camera other than
FinePix A200. This camera cannot play back sound.
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.
i Movie files contain large amounts of data. Depending on the performance of the computer, movies may not run
smoothly if the computer cannot process the images quickly enough.
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PLAYBACK MENU
1
p ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING
1
0
2
0
2
ERASE
FORMAT
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
1Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the
menu screen.
Use “g” to select “p” ERASE.
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Note that mistakenly erased images cannot be
recovered. You should copy important files that
you do not want to be erased to your computer
or another media.
3
FORMAT
ERASE
Erases all the files. Because formatting
also erases protected files, check
carefully before formatting a card and
copy any files that you want to keep
onto another media, such as your hard
disk.
FORMAT
ALL FRAMES
FRAME
BACK
1
0
2
0
1Use “a ” or “b ” to select “FRAME”, “ALL
FRAMES” or “FORMAT”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
ALL FRAMES
Erases all unprotected files.
You should copy important files that
you do not want to be erased to your
computer or another media.
4
FRAME
Erase only the selected file.
BACK
Returns to playback without erasing
any files.
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PLAYBACK MENU
p ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING
FRAME
ALL FRAMES
100−0009
100−0009
ALL FRAMES
ERASE ALL
OK?
IT MAY
TAKE A WHILE OK YES
BACK NO
FRAME
ERASE OK?
OK YES
BACK NO
1
0
2
0
1Use “d” and “c” to select the file to be erased.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase the
currently displayed file.
To erase another image, repeat steps 1 and 2.
When you have finished erasing images, press
the “BACK” button.
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! The file for which “ˆ” was displayed
●
cannot be erased. Remove the protection.
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the
unprotected files.
©
ø
If the “
”
“
” message appears,
press the “MENU/OK” button once more to erase
the image.
FORMAT
◆ To stop the procedure mid-way ◆
100−0009
100−0009
FORMAT
FORMAT OK?
ERASE
ALL DATA
OK YES
BACK NO
BACK CANCEL
4
When you want to cancel the erase all frames
procedure, press the “BACK” button.
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the
files and initializes the xD-Picture Card.
Formatting erases protected files also.
! Even
●
if you stop the procedure immediately,
some files will be erased.
! If the “∂”, “ƒ”, “å” or
●
˙
” message appears, refer to
“
P.106, 107 before formatting the xD-Picture Card
and take the appropriate measures.
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PLAYBACK MENU k
1
1
0
PROTECTING IMAGES FRAME/ALL
2
0
2
PROTECT
UNPROTECT ALL
PROTECT ALL
FRAME SET/RESET
1Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the
menu screen.
Use “d” or “c” to select “k” PROTECT.
! Multi-frame
●
playback is an easy way to select
images to be protected (➡P.29).
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Protection is a setting that prevents images from
being accidentally erased. However, “FORMAT”
erases all images, regardless of protection
setting (➡ P.53).
3
UNPROTECT ALL
PROTECT
Removes the protection from all the
files.
UNPROTECT ALL
PROTECT ALL
FRAME SET/RESET
PROTECT ALL
Protects all the files.
1
0
2
0
FRAME SET/RESET
Protects or unprotects only the
selected file.
4
1Press “a” or “b” to select “UNPROTECT ALL”,
“PROTECT ALL” or “FRAME SET/RESET”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
selection.
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PLAYBACK MENU
k
PROTECTING IMAGES FRAME/ALL
FRAME SET/RESET
1
2
100−0009
FRAME SET/RESET
UNPROTECT
OK?
PROTECT OK?
OK
1
0
BACK
OK
BACK
2
0
1 Press “d ” or “c ” to select the file to be
protected.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to protect the
file currently displayed.
To protect another file, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To finish protecting files, press the “BACK”
button.
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100−0009
FRAME SET/RESET
To remove the protection, press the “MENU/OK”
button.
PROTECT ALL
UNPROTECT ALL
100−0009
PROTECT ALL
PROTECT ALL
OK?
IT MAY
TAKE A WHILE
OK
BACK
100−0009
UNPROTECT ALL
UNPROTECT
ALL OK?
IT MAY
TAKE A WHILE
OK
BACK
4
Press the “MENU/OK” button to protect all the
files.
Press the “MENU/OK” button to unprotect all the
files.
◆ To stop the procedure mid-way ◆
100−0009
PROTECT ALL
BACK CANCEL
If the photographed images are very large, protecting or unprotecting all the
frames may take some time.
If you want to shoot a picture or a movie during the procedure, press the “BACK”
button. To then return to protecting or unprotecting all the frames, start the
procedure on page 54 from step 1 .
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PLAYBACK MENU
i 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
xD-Picture Card. The recorded specifications include information on which frames are to
be printed.
This section gives a detailed description of how to order your prints with the FinePix A200.
On the FinePix A200, 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.
©
ø (➡P.52)
When you erase the image, the DPOF setting for that image is deleted at the same time.
¥ (➡P.62)
If you load an xD-Picture Card that contains frames specified for printing on another
camera, those print specifications are all reset and replaced by the new print specifications.
™ (➡P.107)
Up to 999 frames can be specified on the same xD-Picture Card.
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PLAYBACK MENU
1
i DPOF SET FRAME
1
0
2
0
2
DPOF
OK
DATE OFF
1Set the Mode switch to “w”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu screen.
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Use “g” to select “i” DPOF.
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PLAYBACK MENU
3
i DPOF SET FRAME
4
DPOF
OK
OK
DATE ON
DATE ON
1
0
2
0
1Press “a” or “b” to select “DDATE”.
2Use “d” and “c” to select “DATE ON” or
“DATE OFF”.
The selected setting is then valid for all frames
with DPOF settings.
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DPOF
1
0
1Press “a” to select “OK”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2
0
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1
0
2
0
6
100−0014
DPOF
TOTAL/005
YES
NO
FINISH
OK
BACK
100−0009
DPOF
TOTAL/000
YES
NO
FINISH
OK
1 Use “d” or “c” to display the frame for which
you want to specify DPOF settings.
2 Press “a” or “b” to set “YES” for the frame to
be printed and then press the “MENU/OK”
button or “c”.
To specify more DPOF settings, repeat steps 1
and 2.
! DPOF settings cannot be specified for movies.
●
! “TOTAL” shows the total number of frames for which
●
prints have been ordered.
4
BACK
When you have finished the settings, always
select “FINISH” and press the “MENU/OK”
button.
If you press the “BACK” button, no DPOF settings
are specified.
! You can only specify one print per frame in the DPOF
●
settings. Note also that you can specify prints for up
to 999 frames on the same xD-Picture Card.
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PLAYBACK MENU
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i DPOF SET FRAME
◆ DPOF settings cannot be changed. ◆
100−0014
DPOF
TOTAL/005
100−0009
DPOF
FINISH OK?
OK
RESET DPOF
OK?
BACK
OK
BACK
If you select a frame for which DPOF settings have
already been specified, the “
”
message appears.
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the
DPOF settings already specified. You must then
specify the DPOF settings again.
¥
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button confirms the
DPOF settings.
Pressing the “BACK” button returns you to the
settings screen 5 .
! Press the “BACK” button to leave the previous
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Pressing the “MENU/OK” button confirms all the
settings.
settings unchanged.
playback, check that the “ i ” icon is
displayed for the previous settings.
! During
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5 Settings
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g ADJUSTING THE MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
10
0
3
2
0
2
BRIGHTNESS
OK
BACK
OPTION
SET−UP
LCD BRIGHTNESS
AUTO
MANUAL
You can set the monitor brightness in “Q”, “w”
and “T” mode.
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu screen.
2Press “d” or “c” to select “g” Settings and
then press “a ” or “b ” to select “LCD
BRIGHTNESS”.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button.
1
0
2
0
1 Use “d” or “c” to adjust the LCD monitor
brightness.
2 Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! To exit this procedure without changing the settings,
●
press the “BACK” button.
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g USING SET–UP
1
10
0
3
2
0
2
SET−UP
POSTVIEW
POWER SAVE
USB MODE
DATE/TIME
OK
ON
ON
DSC
SET
BACK
OPTION
SET−UP
LCD BRIGHTNESS
AUTO
MANUAL
You can set the SET–UP in “Q”, “w” and “T”
mode.
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
menu screen.
2Press “d” or “c” to select “g” OPTION and
then press “a” or “b” to select “SET–UP”.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! The screen shown is for still photography.
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1
0
2
0
1Press “a” or “b” to select a menu option and
then press “d” or “c” to change the setting.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button.
! Press “c” for “DATE/TIME” or “RESET ALL”.
●
■ List of settings
Q Still photography mode
A AUTO
S MANUAL
LCD BRIGHTNESS (P.63)
SET–UP
T Movie mode
—
—
LCD BRIGHTNESS (P.63)
SET–UP
w Playback mode
—
—
LCD BRIGHTNESS (P.63)
SET–UP
■ SET–UP Menu Options
Settings
Display
Factory
default
Explanation
POSTVIEW
ON/OFF
ON
This option specifies whether or not an image checking screen (photography
results) is displayed after you take a shot.
The photography results are displayed for about 2 seconds and then automatically
recorded.
POWER SAVE
ON/OFF
ON
If the camera is not used for approximately 30 seconds, this function temporarily
switches off the LCD monitor. See P.66 for details.
USB MODE
DSC/PC CAM
DSC
DATE/TIME
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 switched ON or
OFF when the Mode switch is set to “Q”.
LOW/HIGH/OFF
LOW
This setting selects the volume of the beep emitted by the camera during camera operation.
Q LCD
BEEP F
LANGUAGE
RESET ALL
See P.67 for details.
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ENGLISH/FRANCAIS/ ENGLISH Select English, French or German as the language used for screen display.
DEUTSCH
OK
—
This resets all camera settings (including the photography and playback menu
settings) other than the date and time to the factory default values set at shipment.
When you press “c”, a confirmation screen appears. To proceed, press the
“MENU/OK” button again.
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SET–UP
g POWER SAVE
SET−UP
IMAGE DISPLAY
POWER SAVE
USB MODE
DATE/TIME
OK
OFF
ON
DSC
SET
BACK
hPower saving “ON” (default setting)
Power consumption is kept to a minimum to
prevent battery depletion. You should select the
“ON” setting when you are using alkaline
batteries.
iIf the camera is not used for approximately 30
seconds, the LCD switches off temporarily to reduce
power consumption (Sleep mode).
iOnce the camera is in Sleep mode, if it is left
unused for a further 90 seconds, it is automatically
switched off.
iThe charging time for the flash increases slightly
because the flash charging power is reduced.
hPower saving “OFF”
Batteries are more likely to run flat since no
power reduction measures (sleep mode, etc.)
are used. However, this function automatically
switches the camera off if the camera is not
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To bring the camera out of sleep mode so that it
is ready to shoot, press “d”, “c”, “a” or “b”.
This is useful since the camera is ready to shoot
more quickly than when it is switched off and
then on again. You can also take pictures when
the camera is in sleep mode simply by pressing
the shutter button.
! Power Save/Auto Power Off does not function when
●
a USB connection is being used.
! You can also bring the camera out of sleep mode by
●
pressing buttons other than “d”, “c”, “a” or “b”.
switch the camera back on, briefly switch the
camera off and then on again.
! To
●
The Sleep function does not operate when the
LCD monitor is switched off, while you are
setting the quality mode or when the camera is
in SET–UP or Playback mode. However, if the
camera controls are not used for 2 minutes, the
camera automatically switches off.
6 Software Installation
6.1 The Software Components
USB Mass Storage
Driver
Allows a digital camera to be used
as USB Mass Storage (removable
disk drive, card reader).
Connect the camera
with “DSC” selected as
the USB setting
(➡P.80).
FinePixViewer
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.
PictureHello
Exif Launcher
Used for videoconferencing (Windows only).
Launches the FinePixViewer
software when a camera is
connected.
Connect the camera
with “PC CAM”
selected as the USB
setting (➡P.83).
ImageMixer VCD
for FinePix
Creates a FinePix CD Album.
Acrobat Reader
R
USB PC Camera
Driver
Allows a digital camera to be
used as a PC Camera.
Software used to read PDF-format documents on a
personal computer. This software is needed to read the
User’s Guides for FinePixViewer.
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QuickTime
Software needed for playing back movies, etc.
✽ Note that the software configuration differs slightly depending on your operating system.
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6.2 Installation on a Windows PC
6.2.1 Load the CD-ROM into your PC
Do not connect the camera to your PC until
the software installation is completed.
1. Switch on your PC and start up Windows.
✽ If you have already switched on your PC, restart
your PC at this point.
NOTE
Users of Windows 2000 or Windows XP should log in
using a system administrator account (e.g.
“Administrator”).
2. Quit all other active applications until no
applications are shown in the taskbar.
NOTE
If a “----.dll file not found.” message appears during
installation, there is another application running in the
background. Forcibly shut down the application. Refer
to your Windows manuals for information on how to
forcibly shut down an application.
3. Load the enclosed CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive. The installer starts up automatically.
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4. The Setup screen appears. Click the
[Installing FinePixViewer] button.
✽ For more information on what is installed, click the
[Read Me First] button and [Using FinePixViewer]
button.
Launching the Installer Manually
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”.
6.2.2 From FinePixViewer installation to restart
1. Pre-installation checking begins. If any
warning messages appear, follow the
instructions given on the screen.
3. Double-click “SETUP” or “SETUP.exe”
in the CD-ROM window.
✽ The way file names are displayed differs as
described below depending on your computer
settings.
• File extensions (3-letter suffixes indicating
the file type) may be shown or hidden. (e.g.
Setup.exe or Setup)
• Text may be shown normally or all in
uppercase (e.g. Setup or SETUP).
✽ The “Add New Hardware Wizard” may be hidden
behind the “Note” message. Check the taskbar,
move the message window and then click the
[Cancel] button.
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2. A confirmation message appears asking
whether you want to continue with the
installation. Click the [OK] button.
3. The software version is checked. If the
window shown below appears, click the
[OK] button to uninstall the software.
4. The USB drivers are installed.
5. Install FinePixViewer.
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1 FinePixViewer installation begins and notes and
warnings are displayed. When you have
confirmed these, click the [Next >] button.
2 The User License Agreement for this software is
displayed. Read the agreement carefully and
then, if you agree to the terms of the Agreement,
click the [Yes] button. If you click the [No] button,
the software is not installed.
3 Check the installation destination folder and then
click the [Next >] button.
4 “Confirmation” screen shown may appear. To
continue with the settings, click the [Yes] button.
6. Install QuickTime as directed by the onscreen instructions.
7. Install NetMeeting as directed by the onscreen instructions.
✽ If you have already installed QuickTime version
5.0.2 or later, this installation is not performed.
✽ If NetMeeting 3.01 or later is already installed on
your PC, this installation is not performed.
8. Install ImageMixer VCD for FinePix as
directed by the on-screen instructions.
9. Close the “Readme” window.
10. Install WINASPI as directed by the on-screen
instructions.
Click [Agree] button in the “Software License
Agreement” window.
11. Install Windows Media Player as directed
by the on-screen instructions and then
restart your PC.
✽ If the latest version of the software is already installed
on your PC, this installation is not performed. When
next screen appears, click the [Restart] button.
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If the “Connection speed” window appears, set the
correct speed for your environment of connection and
then click the [Next] button.
✽ If you do not know your connection speed, simply
click the [Next] button.
In Windows Media Component Setup window, tick
the “I have read the Privacy Statement” checkbox
and then click the [Next >] button.
When you click the [Finish] button, your PC is
restarted.
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12. After you restart your 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.
13. After you restart your PC, the “FinePixViewer
installation completed” message appears.
Click “Using FinePixViewer” to view the
basic FinePixViewer functions.
15. Proceed with the installation as directed
by the on-screen instructions.
■ To install Acrobat Reader later...
1. Open the “My Computer” window, right-click
the CD-ROM icon and select “Open” to view
the contents of the CD-ROM.
2. Double-click “ACROREAD” → “ENGLISH”
folder.
3. Double-click “ar505enu.exe”.
14. To install Acrobat Reader, click “Install
Acrobat Reader”.✽
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✽ You should install Adobe Systems’ Acrobat
Reader software to read the FinePixViewer User’s
Guide (PDF).
If you already have the latest version installed,
this step is not required.
4. Proceed with the installation as directed by
the on-screen instructions.
6.3 Installation on a Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2
2. Double-click “Installer for MacOS8.6-9.x”
to launch the Installer.
6.3.1 Check the system software settings
3. The Installer setup screen appears. Click
the [Installing FinePixViewer] button.
■ Enable File Exchange
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.
✽ For more information on what is installed, click the
[Read Me First] button and [Using FinePixViewer]
button.
1. Switch on your Macintosh and start up
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.
NOTE
Do not connect the camera to your Macintosh until the
software installation is completed.
2. 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 an
appears and then restart your
Macintosh.
6.3.2 From FinePixViewer installation to restart
1. When you load the enclosed CD-ROM into
the CD-ROM drive, the “FinePix” window
automatically opens.
NOTE
If the “FinePix” window does not open automatically,
double-click the CD-ROM icon.
4. A confirmation message appears asking
whether you want to continue with the
installation. Click the [OK] button.
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5. The User License Agreement for this
software is displayed. Read the agreement
carefully and then, if you agree to the
terms of the Agreement, click the [Yes]
button. If you click the [No] button, the
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software is not installed.
6. Select the installation destination for
FinePixViewer and ImageMixer VCD for
FinePix.
7. Install QuickTime as directed by the onscreen instructions and then restart your
Macintosh.
1 Click the [Open] button to open the installation
destination folder.
✽ If you have already installed QuickTime version
5.0.2 or later, this installation is not performed.
2 Click the [Save] button.
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Click [Agree] button in the “License” window.
If the “Connection Speed” window appears after you restart your
Macintosh, set the correct speed for your environment of
connection and then click the [Next] button.
✽ If you do not know your connection speed, simply click the
[Next] button.
8. After you restart your Macintosh, the
“FinePixViewer installation completed”
message appears. Click “Using
FinePixViewer” to view the basic
FinePixViewer functions.
■ To install Acrobat Reader later...
1. Double-click the “FinePix” CD-ROM to
open the CD-ROM window.
2. Double-click “FinePixViewer for Mac OS
8.6-9.x” → “Acrobat Reader” → “English”
folder.
3. Double-click “English Reader Installer”.
4. Proceed with the installation as directed by
the on-screen instructions.
9. To install Acrobat Reader, click “Install
Acrobat Reader”.✽
✽ You should install Adobe Systems’ Acrobat
Reader software to read the FinePixViewer User’s
Guide (PDF).
If you already have the latest version installed,
this step is not required.
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10. Proceed with the installation as directed
by the on-screen instructions.
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6.4 Installation on a Mac OS X
4. Click the “
” icon.
6.4.1 From FinePixViewer installation to restart
Only FinePixViewer is installed on Mac OS X.
NOTE
AVI movies cannot be played back on version 10.0.4.
1. Switch your Macintosh on and start up Mac
OS X. Do not launch any other applications.
2. Load the enclosed CD-ROM into the CDROM drive. The “FinePix” window opens.
NOTE
If the “FinePix” window does not open automatically,
double-click the CD-ROM icon.
5. Enter the administrator name and password.
Then click the [OK] button.
6. Click the [Continue] button.
3. Double-click “Installer for MacOS X”.
7. Quit any other programs that are running
and then click the [Continue] button.
8. Click [Cntinue] button in the “Software
License Agreement” window.
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9. Select the Mac OS X startup disk as the
installation destination and click the
[Continue] button.
10. Click the [Install (upgrade)] button.
11. When you have completed the installation,
click the [Restart] button.
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7 Camera Connection
The “Camera Connection” section explains how
to connect the camera to your computer using
the special USB cable and describes the
functions you can use once the camera and
computer are connected.
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.
The first time you connect the camera
to your computer by referring Section 6
You must install all the
software before
connecting the camera
to your computer.
CD-ROM
(Software for FinePix SX)
■ DSC (Mass storage device) Mode
This mode provides a simple way to read images
from an xD-Picture Card and store images on to
an xD-Picture Card (➡P.80).
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■ PC CAM (PC Camera) Mode
This function allows you to conduct
videoconferencing sessions between PCs
connected to the Internet (➡P.83).
✽ 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.
7.1 Using the optional AC Power adapter
Always use a FUJIFILM AC Power Adapter AC-3V
(➡P.98).
Use the AC power adapter to avoid losing power
at inconvenient times, such as when you are
downloading photographed images to your
computer. Using the AC power adapter also
allows you to take pictures and play back images
without worrying about depleting the batteries.
✽ See P.103 for notes on using the AC power adapter.
✽ Only connect or disconnect the AC power adapter
when the camera is switched off.
Connecting or disconnecting the AC power adapter
while the camera is switched on temporarily
interrupts the power supply to the camera, so that
images or movies being shot at the time are not
recorded. Failing to switch the camera off first can
also result in damage to the xD-Picture Card or
malfunctions during PC connection.
DC IN 3V
socket
AC power adapter
✽ Sold separately
Check that the camera is switched off. Plug the
AC power adapter connector into the “DC IN 3V”
socket and then plug the AC power adapter into
the power outlet.
✽ The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and shall be easily accessible.
✽ The shape of the plug and socket-outlet depends on
the country of use.
Connecting the AC power adapter does not
allow you to charge the Ni-MH batteries. Use the
optional charger (➡P.98) to charge the Ni-MH
batteries.
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7.2 Use at DSC mode
(Special USB)
socket
Camera
AC power adapter
USB
socket
PC
✽ Sold separately
SET−UP
IMAGE DISPLAY
POWER SAVE
USB MODE
DATE/TIME
OK
OFF
ON
DSC
SET
BACK
1. Load 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 “DSC” (➡P.64, 65).
4. Slide the Power switch to the side to turn
80 the camera off.
5. Switch your PC on.
6. Use the special USB cable to connect the
camera to your computer.
7. Switch the camera on.
If you are using a Windows PC, the driver settings
are specified automatically when installation is
completed. No further action is required.
Always use the prescribed procedure when
disconnecting or switching off the camera
(➡P.86).
✽ On Windows XP and Mac OS X, you must specify the
automatic launch settings the first time you connect
the camera to your computer.
✽ Take care to ensure that the special USB cable is
connected the correct way around and that the plugs
are pushed fully into the connection sockets.
■ Camera Operation
■ PC Operation
Windows 98/98 SE/Me/2000 Professional
✽ The Windows CD-ROM may also be required
during installation. In this event, switch CD-ROMs
as directed by the on-screen instructions.
i FinePixViewer automatically starts up.
i When the camera and computer are exchanging
data, the self timer lamp flashes and the
viewfinder lamp flashes alternately green and
orange.
i “DSC” appears on the screen.
i Power Save is disabled when the camera is
connected to a USB port.
✽ Before replacing the xD-Picture Card, always
disconnect the camera from the PC using the
procedure on P.86.
✽ Do not disconnect the USB cable when the camera is
communicating with the PC. See P.86 for information
on the disconnection procedure.
✽ Screen for
Windows 98 SE
i A removable disk icon appears and you can
use your PC to transfer files to and from the
camera.
Windows
Macintosh
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.
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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.
✽ This step is not required for subsequent connections.
■ 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. A new removable disk icon appears in the
“My Computer” window.
2. Specify the settings in the “AutoPlay” dialog
box.
TIP
The next time you connect the camera, the removable
disk drive icon and name change to the “FinePix” icon
and name.
■ 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.
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Proceed to “Using FinePixViewer” on
page 88.
7.3 Use at PC-CAM mode
(Special USB)
socket
Camera
AC power adapter
USB
socket
PC
✽ Sold separately
SET−UP
IMAGE DISPLAY
POWER SAVE
USB MODE
DATE/TIME
OK
OFF
ON
PC CAM
SET
BACK
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.
1. Slide the power switch to the side to turn
the camera on.
2. Set the “USB MODE” setting in the
“SET–UP” menu to “PC CAM” (➡P.64, 65).
3. Slide the power switch to the side to turn
the camera off.
✽ Select Macro mode for close-up shots (➡P.27).
Although the “E” icon is not displayed.
4. Switch your PC on.
5. Use the special USB cable to connect the
camera to your computer.
6. Switch the camera on.
If you are using a Windows PC, the driver
settings are automatically specified when
installation ends. Just wait a few moments.
Always use the prescribed procedure when
disconnecting or switching off the camera
(➡P.86).
✽ Take care to ensure that the special USB cable is
connected the correct way around and that the plugs
are pushed fully into the connection sockets.
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■ Camera Operation
■ PC Operation
1. FinePixViewer automatically starts up and
the PictureHello window opens (Windows
only).
i When the camera and computer are
exchanging data, the self timer lamp flashes
and the viewfinder lamp flashes alternately
green and orange.
i “PC CAM” appears on the screen.
i Power Save is disabled when the camera is
connected to a USB port.
✽ Do not disconnect the USB cable when the camera is
communicating with the PC. See P.86 for information
on the disconnection procedure.
✽ If the camera is used as a PC camera, a light source
such as fluorescent tube stand can be used to
illuminate the subject and get a brighter image.
✽ When the camera is connected to a computer as a
PC camera, the color tones on the LCD monitor may
change briefly.
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✽ Screen for Windows 98 SE
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.
2. Check PC operation. The installation
procedure differs depending on the
operating system running on your PC.
✽ This step is not required for subsequent
connections.
Windows 2000 Professional
If the “Digital Signature Not Found” dialog box
appears, click the [Yes] button.
Windows 98/98 SE/Me
The “New Hardware Found” wizard appears. The
wizard will close when the settings are completed.
No action is required.
✽ The Windows CD-ROM may also be required
during installation. In this event, switch CD-ROMs
as directed by the on-screen instructions.
Windows XP
The USB PC Camera Driver is installed automatically.
When the following screen appears, click the
[Continue] button.
3. FinePixViewer starts up automatically and
the live image is displayed.
NOTE
If the live image does not appear, refer to
“Troubleshooting” in FinePixViewer User’s Guide (PDF).
TIP
The Exif Launcher installed with the FinePixViewer
automatically launches FinePixViewer when you
connect the camera to your PC.
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7.4 Disconnecting the Camera
1
2
Perform the steps shown below before you
switch 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
1. Right-click the removable disk icon in the
“My Computer” window and select Eject.
This step is only required in Windows Me.
1. Quit all applications (FinePixViewer etc.)
that are using the camera.
2. Check that the viewfinder lamp is lit green
or that the self timer lamp is off (no data is
being exchanged with the computer).
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 or that the self timer lamp is off.
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2. Left-click the Eject icon in the taskbar and
eject “USB Disk”.
✽ Screen for Windows Me
3. The menu option shown below appears.
Click on this option.
3
(Special USB)
socket
✽ Screen for Windows Me
4. The “Eject hardware” dialog box appears.
Click the [OK] button or the close button.
Camera
AC power adapter
Macintosh
Drag the “Removable drive” icon on the desktop
to the Trash.
✽ Sold separately
1. Switch the camera off.
2. Unplug the special USB cable from the
camera.
✽ When you drag the icon to the Trash, “≠”
appears on the camera’s LCD monitor.
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8 Using FinePixViewer
8.1 Saving Images on Your Computer
This section gives a brief overview of how to use
FinePixViewer. Refer to these instructions while you
are using FinePixViewer.
Mac OS 8.6-9.2
1. Connect the camera to your computer in
DSC mode (➡P.80).
1
2
2. When you open the folders shown below
in order, the images in the camera are
displayed in the thumbnail display area.
3
4
Mac OS X
Windows
1
1
2
3
4
3. Click the [Automatic Taking] button.
2
3
4
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NOTE
On Windows XP, the
removable disk appears
as “FinePix” (for the
second and subsequent
connections).
Copies multiple images
at once.
4. Check that the files are downloaded from
the camera to your computer and that a
folder with the photography date is
created. Open the folder as shown below.
TIP
To open a folder, click on the plus “ + ” symbol (Windows)
or arrow “ ” (Macintosh) to the left of the folder.
5. Double-click a still-image thumbnail to
open an image window.
For more information on using the software,
refer to “How to use FinePixViewer” in the HELP
menu which was installed from the CD-ROM.
Always use the prescribed procedure when
disconnecting or switching off the camera
(➡P.86).
Windows
8.2 Making a FinePix CD Album
1
OR
2
3
1
2
Mac OS
1
2
3
Indicates the folder in which FinePixViewer is
installed.
For using “ImageMixer VCD for FinePix” to create
CD albums and video CDs.
h To create CD-Rs or video CDs, you will need a
CD-R drive.
h Refer to the “ImageMixer VCD for FinePix” help
file for more detailed information.
h For inquiries regarding “ImageMixer VCD for
FinePix”
PIXELA User Support Center
PIXELA Home Page: http://www.ImageMixer.com/
North America (Los Angels) Telephone: +1-213-341-0163
Europe (U.K.) Telephone: +44-1489-564-764
Asia (Philippines) Telephone: +63-2-438-0090
Japan (Osaka) Telephone: +81-72-224-0181
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8.3 Using the FinePix Internet Service
NOTE
Mac OS X users should refer to P.92.
Using FinePixViewer also allows you to access the
FinePix Internet Service via the Internet.
✽ A working Internet connection is required not only for
FinePix Internet Service, but also online FAQ
(FinePixViewer frequently asked and responses) and
latest updates.
✽ A FinePix Internet Service fees do not include your
Internet service provider (ISP) connection fees or any
phone charges incurred in dialing your ISP’s access
point.
8.4 User Registration
■ For Windows and Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2
NOTE
Your user ID and password are very important. Make
sure you do not forget them.
First-time users
Registered users
The figure below gives a general overview of the
procedure.
To the user registration
window
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The Internet menu is
updated.
To use the FinePix Internet services, users must
first register.
✽ If the country or area where you are living does
not appear in the pull-down list, select “OTHERS”.
✽ Follow the steps below to register. Users can be
registered for free.
1. Launch FinePixViewer.
2. Click the [Register Now] button.
3. The “User’s Registration for Internet
Services” dialog box opens. As shown at
right, select [Register Here], then select
the country or region where you are living
and click the [OK] button.
✽ If you are not already connected to the Internet,
connect now (A dial-up dialog box may be
displayed).
✽ If you have completed the user registration, select
“Already Registered” (E.g. When you want to reinstall FinePixViewer after completing user
registration).
4. When the browser starts up, proceed as
directed by the on-screen instructions.
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5. Enter the required information in the user
registration page.
Once you complete the registration, a confirmation
E-mail is sent. Wait a few moments until the
message is sent.
■ For Mac OS X
1
2
3
4
To use the FinePix Internet services, users must
first register.
✽ Follow the steps below to register. Users can be
registered for free.
1. Double-click the “FinePixViewer” icon in
the installed folder.
2. Click the [User’s Registration] button. The
“Operation Selection” dialog box appears.
1 Enter the name of your choice (nickname, etc.).
2 Enter a password of your choice using letters
and/or numbers. Then enter the password again
for confirmation.
3 Enter your name.
4 Enter your E-mail address.
5 Enter the remaining required information.
✽ After you register, a confirmation E-mail message
is sent to you. Be sure to enter a valid E-mail
address at which you can receive the message.
✽ The actual user registration page may differ
slightly in appearance from the sample shown
here.
6. When you have entered all the required
information, click the [Registration] button
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<User’s Registration button>
3. Select “User’s registration” and click the
[OK] button.
✽ If you are not already connected to the Internet,
connect now. (A dial-up dialog box may be
displayed.)
✽ Only select menu acquisition if you have already
completed the user registration process and you
have re-installed “FinePixViewer”, etc.
1
2
3
4
4. The User’s Registration
dialog box opens.
Select the country or
area where you are
living and click the
[OK] button.
✽ The actual user registration page may differ slightly
in appearance from the sample shown here.
✽ If the country or area where you are living does
not appear in the pull-down list, select “OTHERS”.
5. When the browser starts up, proceed as
directed by the on-screen instructions.
6. Enter the required information in the user
registration page.
1 Enter the name of your choice (nickname, etc.).
2 Enter a password of your choice using letters
and/or numbers. Then enter the password again
for confirmation.
3 Enter your name.
4 Enter your E-mail address.
5 Enter the remaining required information.
✽ After you register, a confirmation E-mail message
is sent to you. Be sure to enter a valid E-mail
address at which you can receive the message.
✽ The actual user registration page may differ slightly
in appearance from the sample shown here.
7. When you have entered all the required
information, click the [Register] button at
the bottom of the page.
Once you complete the registration, a confirmation
E-mail is sent. Wait a few moments until the
message is sent.
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8.5 Mastering FinePixViewer
For more information on FinePixViewer functions
not fully explained in this manual, refer to “How to
Use FinePixViewer” in the Help menu for details.
■ To read “How to Use FinePixViewer”...
Bookmarks
You must install Adobe Systems’ Acrobat Reader.
See P.75 for information on installing Acrobat Reader.
Contents
■ What is explained in “How to Use
FinePixViewer”...
“How to Use FinePixViewer” covers a range of topics,
including batch processing and ordering prints.
3. The “Viewing Slide Shows” information is
displayed. Press the “←” key to view the
previous page or the “→” key to view the
next page.
■ Example: Looking up slide shows
1. Click “How to Use FinePixViewer” in the
FinePixViewer Help menu.
2. Search for relevant articles by clicking the
corresponding items in the Help
“Bookmarks” or “Contents”. Here, click
“Viewing Slide Shows”.
✽ For more information on using Acrobat Reader,
refer to the Acrobat Reader “Help” menu.
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8.6 Uninstalling the Software
Only perform this operation when you no longer
require the installed software or when the software
was not installed correctly.
Windows
1. Switch on your PC.
2. Disconnect the camera (➡P.86, 87).
<To remove FinePixViewer>
<To remove the driver software>
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”.
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.
7. When the confirmation message appears,
click the [OK] button. Check your selection
carefully since the process cannot be
cancelled once you click [OK].
8. Automatic uninstallation begins.
When uninstallation ends, click the [OK]
button.
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Macintosh
NOTE
Only perform this operation when you no longer require
the installed software or when the software was not
installed correctly.
Mac OS 8.6-9.2
■ Uninstalling Mass Storage Driver and
PC Camera Driver
1. Check that the camera is not connected to
your Macintosh.
2. Drag all the files that begin with
“USB04CB...” to the Trash.
3. Restart your Macintosh.
4. Select “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
■ Uninstalling Exif Launcher,
FinePixViewer and DP Editor
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.
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2. After you have exited FinePixViewer and
DP Editor and then drag the installed
FinePixViewer folder to the Trash. Then
click “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu.
Mac OS X
■ Uninstalling FinePixViewer
Quit FinePixViewer and DP Editor. Then drag
the installed FinePixViewer folder to the Trash
and select “Empty Trash” in the “Special”
menu.
System Expansion Options
e By using the FinePix A200 together with other optional FUJIFILM products, your system can be
expanded to fill a wide range of uses.
FinePix A200
Digital Camera
Image Memory
Card Reader
TV monitor
( commercially available)
(USB )
xD-Picture Card
(USB )
(PC card slot)
Personal Computer
(commercially available)
( USB )
PC Card Adapter
Digital Photo Printer
CX-400
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Accessories Guide
e The optional accessories (sold separately) can make taking pictures with the FinePix A200 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
h xD-Picture Card
These are separately available xD-Picture Card cards.
Use the following xD-Picture Card:
DPC-16 (16MB)/DPC-32 (32MB)/DPC-64 (64MB)/DPC-128 (128MB)
●
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.
✽ The shape of the AC power adapter, the plug and socket outlet depend on the country.
●
Fujifilm Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF
The 2HR-3UF includes 2 pieces of high-capacity AA-size Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
●
Fujifilm Battery charger with Battery BK-NH (with Euro type or UK type plug)
The BK-NH includes the quick battery charger BCH-NH and 2 Ni-MH batteries.
The BCH-NH can charge 2 Ni-MH batteries in approximately 120 minutes.
Up to 4 Ni-MH batteries can be charged simultaneously.
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●
SC-FXA01
This is a special case made of polyester that protects the camera against soil, dust
and minor impacts when it is being carried.
h DPC-R1 Image Memory Card Reader
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.
i Compatible with Windows 98/98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP or iMac, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2, Mac OS X (10.1.2 to 10.1.3) and
models that support USB as standard.
i Compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V, 4MB to 128MB.
h DPC-AD PC Card Adapter
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).
i Compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V, 2MB to 128MB.
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Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly
eBe sure to read this information in conjunction with “Safety Notes” (➡P.114), to ensure that you use
your camera correctly.
■ 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 A200 is particularly adversely 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 also 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
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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,
switch 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-Picture Card and wait a
short time before using it again.
■ When the Camera is Unused for Long Periods
If you do not intend to use the camera for a long period of
time, remove the batteries and the xD-Picture Card before
storing the camera.
■ Cleaning Your Camera
h Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens, LCD
monitor screen 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 screen 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 AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride) can be used
with this camera.
Do not use AA-size manganese, lithium or nickel-cadmium
(Ni-Cd) batteries in your FinePix camera because the heat
generated by the batteries could damage the camera or
cause malfunctions.
h The operating lives of alkaline batteries vary between brands
and the life of batteries you purchase may be shorter than the
alkaline batteries provided with the camera.
Notes on the Batteries
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 a batteries with metal objects such
as necklaces or hairpins that could come into contact
with the metal positive + and negative _ poles of the
batteries.
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 batteries 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 new batteries together with used batteries. In
the case of rechargeable batteries, do not use charged
and discharged batteries together. Do not use batteries
of different types or brands together.
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, switch the camera
off and wait until the batteries cool down.
h When replacing the batteries, always fit 2 new batteries.
Here, “new batteries” refers to either recently purchased
unused alkaline batteries, or Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride)
batteries that have recently been fully recharged together.
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 shots. Carefully
wipe the battery terminals clean with a soft dry cloth before
loading the batteries.
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Notes on the Power Supply
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 Small Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-MH
batteries)
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h Always use the special battery charger to charge AA-size
Ni-MH batteries. Charge the batteries as described in the
instructions provided with the battery charger.
h Do not use the battery charger 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 Ni-MH batteries are not charged at shipment. Be sure to
charge the batteries before using them.
h The camera mechanism is such that it draws a minute
amount of current even when the camera is switched off.
Take particular care not to leave Ni-MH batteries in the
camera for a long period of time as they can become
excessively discharged and may no longer be usable
even when charged.
h Ni-MH batteries self-discharge even when not used.
Always charge Ni-MH batteries before using them. If the
time for which a battery provides power shortens
markedly when it has been correctly charged, this
indicates that the battery has reached the end of its
effective life and should be replaced.
h Soil (fingerprints, etc) on the terminals of Ni-MH batteries
can greatly reduce the number of available shots. When
this occurs, clean the terminals carefully with a soft dry
cloth. Then use up the remaining charge in the batteries
and recharge them.
h Newly purchased batteries or batteries that have been
left unused for an extended period may not be fully
charged. (This is indicated by the immediate display of
the battery low warning or a low number of available
shots.) This is a normal characteristic of the batteries and
does not indicate a fault. Repeatedly charging and using
the batteries 3 or 4 times will restore them to a normal
condition.
h If you repeatedly charge a Ni-MH batteries before it is
fully discharged, it will suffer from the “memory effect” ✽,
causing the battery low warning to appear while there is
still ample charge remaining in the battery. To restore the
batteries to their normal condition, use up all the charge
in the batteries before recharging them.
✽ Memory effect: A phenomenon affecting the battery
characteristics such that the apparent
battery capacity decreases.
AC Power Adapter
Use only the AC-3V AC Power Adapter (sold separately)
with your FinePix A200 Digital Camera. The use of other
AC power adapters may result in damage to your camera.
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 power switch of 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 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
■ Notes on Handling xD-Picture 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.
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 xDPicture 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 you carry or store it, always keep the card in
the anti-static case provided. Use a storage case if
available.
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 switch the
camera off during data recording, during data erasing
(xD-Picture Card formatting) or during frame advance
■ 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 We recommend saving your important data to
another media (i.e., MO disk, CD-R, hard disk, etc.).
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when images are being played back. These actions
could result in damage to the xD-Picture Card.
h The use of xD-Picture Cards is recommended with
the FinePix A200.
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 xD-Picture
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 will be used by
the camera.
■Specifications
Type
Image memory card for digital cameras
(xD-Picture Card)
Memory type
NAND-type flash memory
Conditions for use Temperature:
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Humidity:
80% max. (no condensation)
Dimensions
25 mm × 2.2 mm × 20 mm
(0.98 in. × 0.09 in. × 0.79 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 Replace the batteries or have new batteries
depleted or very low on charge.
ready.
There is a strong likelihood of camera Use flash photography. However, a tripod
shake because the shutter speed is should be used for some scenes and modes.
slow.
There is no xD-Picture Card loaded.
Load the xD-Picture Card in the correct direction.
i The xD-Picture Card is not formatted. i Format the xD-Picture Card.
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
is still displayed, replace the xD-Picture Card.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
i Camera fault.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the contact area on the xD-Picture Card
with a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to
soiled.
i The xD-Picture Card is damaged.
format the xD-Picture Card. If the error message
i The xD-Picture Card format is incorrect.
is still displayed, replace the xD-Picture Card.
i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
i Camera fault.
The xD-Picture Card is fully recorded.
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Erase some images or use an xD-Picture Card
that has ample free space.
i An attempt was made to playback a i Images cannot be played back.
frame not recorded on this camera.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the contact surface on the xD-Picture Card
soiled.
thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. In some cases,
you may have to format the xD-Picture Card.
i You attempted to play a movie with a i You cannot play back movies that are more
than 20 seconds long.
recording time longer than 20 seconds.
Warning Displayed
Explanation
Remedy
The playback frame number has Take the shot using a formatted xD-Picture Card.
reached 999–9999.
i The data could not be recorded due i Re-insert the xD-Picture Card or switch the
camera off and then on again.
to an xD-Picture Card error or a
connection error between the xDPicture Card and camera.
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 frame was encountered.
Protected files cannot be erased. Unprotect the
frame using the camera on which the protection
was first applied.
Prints were specified for more than The maximum number of frames for which
1000 frames in the DPOF frame prints can be specified on the same xD-Picture
Card is 999.
settings.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
No power.
eIf you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more
Possible causes
i The battery is exhausted.
i Replace the batteries.
i The AC power adapter plug has come out i Plug the adapter back in.
of the power outlet.
Power cuts out during i The battery is exhausted.
operation.
Battery runs out quickly.
Solutions
i Replace the batteries.
i You are using the camera in extremely i Put the battery in your pocket or another
cold conditions.
warm place to heat it and then load it into
the camera just before you take a picture.
i The terminals are soiled.
i Wipe the battery terminals with a clean,
dry cloth.
i The battery is flat.
i Purchase new batteries.
No photograph is taken i No xD-Picture Card is loaded.
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 Load 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 The xD-Picture Card is damaged.
i Load a new xD-Picture Card.
i The Power Save function has switched i Switch the camera on.
the camera off.
i The battery is exhausted.
i Purchase new batteries.
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Troubleshooting
Possible causes
Solutions
Can’t use the flash to i The flash is set to Suppressed Flash i Set the flash to Auto, Red-Eye Reduction
take pictures.
mode.
or Forced Flash mode.
i You pressed the shutter button while the i Wait until charging is completed before
flash was charging.
pressing the shutter button.
i The battery is exhausted.
i Purchase a new battery.
The playback image is i The subject is too far away.
i Move closer to the subject.
too dark even though i Your fingers are obscuring the flash or i Hold the camera correctly.
the flash was used.
flash control sensor.
The image is blurred.
i Clean the lens.
i The lens is dirty.
i You photographed a distant subject with i Cancel Macro mode.
the macro selector switch set to “E”.
There is speckling on i The shot was taken with a slow shutter i This is a characteristic of CCDs and does
the image.
not indicate a camera fault.
speed (long exposure) in a hightemperature environment.
Can’t format the
xD-Picture Card.
i The xD-Picture Card contact area is i Wipe the xD-Picture Card contact area
soiled.
with a clean dry cloth.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
eIf you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more
Possible causes
The ERASE ALL function i Some frames may be.protected.
does not erase all the
frames.
Solutions
i Unprotect frames using the camera on
which the protection was first applied.
Frame erase does not
erase the frame.
Nothing happens when I i Camera malfunction.
use the Mode switch.
i The battery exhausted.
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 Purchase new batteries.
When the camera is i The special USB cable is not connected i Set up the camera and USB cable
connected to a personal
correctly to the PC or camera.
correctly.
computer (PC), the shot i The PC is not switched on.
i Switch the PC on.
image appears on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
The camera no longer i The camera has suffered an unforeseen i Remove the batteries briefly and then
works correctly.
problem.
reload the batteries and try again.
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Explanation of Terms
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 printed and how many prints are made of
each image.
EV:
A number that denotes exposure. The EV is determined by the brightness of the subject and sensitivity (speed) of
the film or CCD. The number is larger for bright subjects and smaller for dark subjects. As the brightness of the
subject changes, a digital camera maintains the amount of light hitting the CCD at a constant level by adjusting
the aperture and shutter speed. When the amount of light striking the CCD doubles, the EV increases by 1.
Likewise, when the light is halved, the EV decreases by 1.
JPEG:
Joint Photographics Experts Group
A file format used for compressing and saving color images. The compression ratio can be selected, but the higher the
compression ratio, the poorer the quality of the expanded image.
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).
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.
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Specifications
System
h Model: Digital Camera FinePix A200
h Number of effective pixels: 2.0 million pixels
h CCD sensor
1/ 2.7-inch square pixel CCD with RGB Filter
Number of total pixels: 2.11 million pixels
h Number of recorded Pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels / 1280 × 960 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels
h File format
Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DPOF-compatible
Movie: AVI format, Motion JPEG
✽Design rule for Camera File system Compliant
h Viewfinder
Inverted Galiean finder; Frame coverage: 80%
h Lens: Fujinon optical fixed-focus lens
h Aperture: F2.8/F5.6 (automatically selected)
h Storage media
xD-Picture Card (16MB to 128MB)
h Focus distance
f=5.5 mm (equivalent to 36 mm on a 35 mm camera)
h Exposure control
64 zones TTL metering, Program AE
(exposure compensation available in Manual mode)
h Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100
h White balance
Auto (7 positions selectable in Manual mode)
h Focal range
Normal: Approx. 80 cm/ 2.6 ft. to infinity
Macro: Approx. 8 cm-13 cm/3.1 in.-5.1 in.
h Shutter speeds
Variable-speed, 1/ 2 sec. to 1/ 1000 sec. (combined with
mechanical shutter)
h Flash (Auto flash using flash control sensor)
Effective range : Approx. 0.8 m-3.0 m (2.6 ft.-9.8 ft.)
Flash modes : Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
h LCD monitor
1.5-inches, 55,000-pixels D-TFD
h Self-Timer
10 sec. timer clock
h Standard number of available shots/recording time per xD-Picture Card
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Quality mode
Number of recorded pixels
Image Data Size
DPC-16 (16MB)
DPC-32 (32MB)
DPC-64 (64MB)
DPC-128 (128MB)
2M • F
2M • N
1600 × 1200
Approx.620KB Approx.390KB
1M
0.3M
#
$
1280 × 960
Approx.320KB
640 × 480
Approx.130KB
320 × 240
—
160 × 120
—
25
39
49
122
Approx. 1.5 min. Approx. 5.0 min.
50
79
99
247
Approx. 3.1 min. Approx. 10.1 min.
101
159
198
497
Approx. 6.4 min. Approx. 20.2 min.
204
319
398
997
Approx. 12.9 min. Approx. 40.6 min.
Input/Output Terminals
h DC IN 3V (Power input) socket
Socket for specified AC power adapter (sold separately)
h
(Special USB) socket
USB (1) for image data output with a personal computer
Power Supply and Others
h Power supply
Use one of the following:
• 2AA-size alkaline batteries
• 2AA-size Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries (sold
separately)
• AC Power Adapter AC-3V (sold separately)
h No. of available shots using battery (battery life)
With LCD monitor With LCD monitor
Battery type
ON
OFF
Alkaline batteries Approx. 180 frames Approx. 270 frames
Ni-MH batteries
Approx. 270 frames✽ Approx. 400 frames✽
HR-3UF
(Condition: Power saving mode ON, with fully charged battery (Ni-MH))
This indicates the number of available frames shot
consecutively at room temperature with a flash use rate of
50%. Note that these figures may vary depending on the
ambient temperature and the amount of charge in the
battery. The number of available shots or available
shooting time will be lower in cold conditions.
h Conditions for use
Temperature: 0°C to + 40°C (+ 32°F to + 104°F); 80%
humidity or less (no condensation)
h Camera dimensions (W / H / D)
98.5 mm × 64.5 mm × 40.5 mm / 3.9 in. × 2.5 in. × 1.6in.
(not including accessories and attachments)
h Camera mass (weight)
Approx. 132 g / 4.7 oz.
(not including accessories, batteries or xD-Picture Card)
h Weight for photography
Approx. 190 g / 6.7 oz.
(including batteries and xD-Picture Card)
h Accessories
See P.7
h Optional Accessories
See P.98, 99
✽ 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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Safety Notes
h To ensure that you use your FinePix A200 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.
About the Icons
The icons shown below are used in this document to
indicate the severity of the injury or damage that can result
if the information indicated by the icon is ignored and the
product is used incorrectly as a result.
WARNING
This icon indicates that death or
serious injury can result if the
information is ignored.
CAUTION
This icon indicates that personal
injury or material damage can
result if the information is ignored.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature of
the information which is to be observed.
Triangular icons notify the user of information
requiring attention (“Important”).
Circular icons with a diagonal bar notify the user
that the action indicated is prohibited
(“Prohibited”).
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Filled circles with an exclamation mark notify the
user of an action that must be performed
(“Required”).
WARNING
When a fault arises, switch the camera
off and then remove the batteries and
disconnect the AC power adapter.
Continued use of the camera when it is
emitting smoke, is emitting any unusual
odor, or is in any other abnormal state can
cause a fire or electric shock.
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, switch the camera off, remove the
battery 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 place the camera on an unstable
surface.
This can cause the camera to fall or tip over
and cause injury.
Do not use the camera in the bathroom
or shower.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not use in the
bathroom or shower.
WARNING
Never attempt to modify or disassemble
the camera. (Never open the casing.)
Do not use the camera when it has been
dropped or the casing is damaged.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
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 heat, modify or attempt to
disassemble the batteries.
Do not drop or subject the batteries to
impacts.
Do not attempt to recharge lithium or
alkaline batteries.
Do not store the batteries with metallic
products.
Any of these actions can cause the
batteries to burst or leak and cause fire or
injury as a result.
WARNING
Do not
disassemble.
Do not touch any metal parts of the
camera during a thunderstorm.
This can cause an electric shock due to
induced current from the lightning discharge.
Do not use the batteries except as
specified.
Load the batteries with the poles positioned
as indicated by the + and _ marks.
Use only the batteries or AC power
adapter specified for use with this
camera.
The use of other power sources can cause a fire.
If the battery leaks and fluid gets into
your eyes or comes into contact with
your skin or clothing, this can cause
injury or loss of eyesight. Immediately
flush the affected area thoroughly with
clean water and seek medical treatment.
When discarding or storing batteries,
cover the battery terminals with
insulation tape.
h Contact with other metallic objects or
batteries could cause the batteries to
ignite or burst.
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Safety Notes
WARNING
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 xD-Picture Cards
out of the reach of small children. If a child
accidentally swallows an xD-Picture Card,
seek medical advice immediately
CAUTION
Keep out of the reach of small children.
This product could cause injury in the hands
of a child.
Do not use this camera in locations
severely affected by oil fumes, steam,
humidity or dust.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not leave this camera in places
subject to extremely high temperatures.
Do not leave the camera in locations such
as a sealed vehicle or in direct sunlight.
This can cause a fire.
Do not place heavy objects on the
camera.
This can cause the heavy object to tip over
or fall and cause injury.
Do not move the camera while the AC
power adapter is still connected.
This can damage the power cord or cables
and cause a fire or electric shock.
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CAUTION
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.
Remove the batteries and disconnect
the AC power adapter when you are
cleaning the camera or if you intend to
leave the camera unused for a long
period.
Failure to do so can cause a fire or electric
shock.
CAUTION
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.
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
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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EC Declaration of Conformity
We
Name :
Address :
declare that the product
Product Name :
Manufacture’s Name :
Manufacture’s Address :
Fuji Photo Film (Europe) G.m.b.H.
Heesenstrasse 31
40549 Dusseldorf, Germany
FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix A200
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
is in conformity with the following Standards
Safety : EN60950
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).
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Dusseldorf, Germany
September 1, 2002
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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