Vivitar PZ 8000 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

Vivitar PZ 8000 35mm Point and Shoot Camera
 35mm Camera
Macro Zoom
When using your camera, basic safety precautions should be followed including the following.
> Never try to disassemble the camera yourself, because the electric circuits inside the cam-
era contain parts with high voltage.
» Don't touch internal parts of the camera even if they become exposed form dropping the
camera or from some other reasons, as there is a danger of electric shock.
= It is dangerous to wrap the strap around your neck. Be careful not to get children caught by
the strap around their neck.
» Keep battery out of the reach of children. Consult with the doctor immediately if the battery
is accidentally swallowed.
Be careful when using the flash near anyone's eyes, especially near children, as it may hurt
Never try to disassemble, short or recharge the battery. And do not dispose of the battery in
a fire, as it may explode.
Remove the battery from the camera immediately if it becomes hot or begins to smoke.
And be careful not to hurt yourself during removal.
Usage Notes---............... 4 Battery Check: «orien 13
Battery Noteg +++ verve ee 5 Film [Loading RAA AAA AE enana 14
Photography Remote Control{optional) + о котттото о › 6 Film Speed Setting ------ vores 16
Preparation ~~ Cautions when Travelling -- e 6 How to Select Film += о 16
Names and Functions of Parts --.-.--- 7 Using the Strap +111 17
Battery Loading (AAA AE 12
| Hoiding the Camera «+ ovens 18 Film Unloading +++ 22
Getting Using the Camera -- +... 19 * Adjusting and Setting Date +++ 23
Started Focus Lock Shooting: ++ +++ 21
Flash Mode +++-++ ++ eee eee ee 24 Shooting Mode - + - + +++ +++ ++ << - 35
Flash-On(FILL-IN) Shooting коек 25 Remote Control Shooting -------...—- 36
Flash-Off Shooting pese 26 Continuous Shooting «+++ «+--+ 38
Slow-Synchro Shooting tete 27 Multiple Exposure Shooting ------..--- 39
Advanced Bulb-Synchro Shooting ---------=----- 27 Interval Shooting -------.=<=.e e 40
Operation Bulb Shooting er DU TU 28 Step Zoom Shooting eee ee 41
Exposure Compensation Shooting - - 29 Super-Macro Shooting -----..-------- 43
Red Eye Het ction Mode -------- = Panorama Format Shooting -------.--- 44
Self-Timer Shooting <<... 32 Infinity Lock Shooting ++... 4 45
Double Self-Timer Shooting. › 33
3-Sec. Self-Timer Shooting +++» 34
: Before Asking for Service... 46
Miscellaneous Specifications «+ «ore 49
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Camera may be used in temperature range of -10 ~ 40°C ог 14° -104°F. In extreme cold, it
may not operate.
Be alert for rapid temperature changes and moisture.
Try to avoid high temperature, magnetic field, etc.
Do not apply excessive force to the camera.
Never clean the camera with organic solvents, thinners, etc.
Do not drop the camera.
Do not expose the camera to water, sand, dust, etc.
Remove the battery from the camera for storage when the camera is not used for a long
Do not store the camera in cold place.
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“Please never disassemble the camera, because it contains high-voltage circuits.
* If battery poles become contaminated with sweat or oil, poor electrical contact may result.
If contaminated, carefully clean the battery poles with a dry cloth.
* Please keep a back-up battery on hand when going on a long trip, or when using the cam-
era in cold areas.
* Dispose of exhausted battery separately as it contains heavy metals.
Please check the camera carefully in
the remote control. The life of battery advance.
« Ît is not recommended to disassemble
Please carry back-up batteries.
Please do not hang the camera on a
hook in a bus or a train.
Please do not put the camera inside a
car or trunk without care.
should be about five years (It can vary
depending upon the conditions and
environment of use).
Please keep the remote control out of
reach of children. If it is swallowed,
please immediately consult a doctor.
Do not attempt to break up or dispose of
the remote control in a fire - this is very
E Front/Top
Autofocus windows LCD panel
Shutter release button
Shooting mode button
Self-timer button
Automatic Exposure _ S __ Red-eye reduction button
light receptor < | = Flash mode button
Remote control ———— o > Super-macro button
signal receiver window =>
Self-timer indicator — — - Mid-roll rewind button
Viewfinder window Flash
Lens cover
Infinity lock button
B Back/Bottom
fiewfinder eyepiece | Power switch (ON/OFF)
Jiopter adjustment dial
Panorama dial
x Quartz Date window
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Back cover
Zoom lever (TELE/WIDE)
Tripod socket
Battery cover Strap eyelet
Film check window Back cover latch
8 * Quartz Date Model
mW Viewfinder Display
Close-up correction Autofocus
marks(Subject dis- Frame
tance within 1.2 m
13.9 ft)
4 | \
Fa 1 Super-macro correction
marks (Subject distance:
CL 0.45 m/1.5 ft)
Autofocus — À
Flash lamp(red) — |
Ш LCD Panel
Step zoom shooting
Exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction
Flash modes
Interval shooting time
Battery check
Infinity lock
Multiple exposure
remote control
Double semen
3-second self-timer
Zoom focal length
Film rewinding
т Instant remote control
Ш Internal
DX contact pins
Pressure plate Film chamber
Film roller
Film-tip load mark
Take-up spool
Battery cover will open, if a sharp point
is inserted into groove of battery.cover
= and sliding it in the direction of arrow
(as shown in the figure).
Insert battery into the battery chamber
by ensuring that the & mark touches
the © mark of battery cover.
Close the cover firmly.
If battery has sufficient power, low bat-
tery symbol will not appear on the LCD
» panel.
Please replace the battery when the low
battey symbol appears or blinks on the
m LCD (as shown in the figure).
When the battery voltage is insufficient, the camera
will not operate. Battery must then be replaced.
First, open the back cover and
insert the film into the film chamber
® from the bottom.
Pull out the film for a tip to reach to
the red film-tip load mark.
Close the back cover.
If the film is not properly loaded, an
error "E ¡ mark flashes(as shown in
m the figure).
Film will automatically wind until the film
counter indicates "i ; on the LCD panel(as
shown in the figure).
In this case, please insert film again in
accordance with the previous instructions.
Carefully check the film-tip location.
Any type of 35mm film may be used in this
camera. Normally, films are DX film-coded,
with the speed picked up automatically by
the camera.
(Ex) If ISO 100/21° is written (as shown in
the figure), film sensitivity is 100.
F 36 ISO 100/21
Film with lower sensitivities (ISO 50~200)
is ideal for bright conditions.
Higher Sensitivities (ISO 400+) should be
used in poor light conditions.
Hold the camera tight, but be careful not to obstruct the flash with your left hand; and look
through the viewfinder eyepiece.
receptor with a hand, h
air, or strap.
Ï e lens, autofocus windows, flash, Automatic Exposure light:
Using the Camera
Locate autofocus frame in the
viewfinder on the subject to be pho-
= tographed.
And then determine the composition by
zoomingin (7 orout gas
When the shutter release button is
half pressed, autofocus lamp
= (green) in the viewfinder lights up if
the subject is in focus.
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When the subject is closer than 0.65 m
/2.1 ft, autofocus lamp(green) blinks; the
super-macro shooting mode should then
be selected (sce page 43).
When the flash is fully charged, the
flash tamp(red) light is on (as
m shown in the figure).
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If the flash lamp blinks, the flash is being
To get a better view of the subject,
please rotate the diopter adjustment
dial clockwise or unclockwise.
Please use the Focus Lock shooting when the subject is out of the autofocus frame in the
Locate the subject within autofocus After composing the picture within
frame (as shown in the figure); and the viewfinder, take the picture by
m then press the shutter release but- = fully pressing the shutter release
ton halfway down to fix the focus. button.
When the subject is in focus, autofocus When the focus is fixed, the exposure set-
When your film is used up, it automatically rewinds (Numbers on the LCD panel show in
reverse order).
Film rewind symbol appears for about To rewind an unfinished film press
4 seconds (as shown in the figure) Mid-roll rewind button with a point.
= when the entire film roll is wound. m
Then, open back cover to remove the
<Mid-roll Rewind Button>
If the motor stops i in rewinding before the counter reaches to M0, the battery must be replaced.
BULB-synchro shoot-
; nn à ; After replacing the battery, press Mid-roll Rewind Button to complete rewinding.
‘amp (green) lights up. ting is also fixed. 09 Until the film is rewound, please do not open the back cover.
Quartz Date Model Date and time adjust- (2) Press "SELECT, button to Wm To select one out of 7 Flash modes,
ment. select year, month or date to depending on your shooting conditions and
m adjust until it starts blinking. c needs, press button (1) on the right-hand >
(D Press ‘MODE, button to o id fia SF
select type of date mode. = side figure. DEDO
og = AUTO-flash shooting —— .
© Year/Month/Day z © Where applicable + Flash-on shooting for brun
a, SELECT SEL : 2 = FILL-IN (p. 25) mo
16 3 36 @) Day/Hour/Minute 4 © o | — —_— —
D Flash-OFF shooting — ——— SLOW-flash synchro- (IF)
------ (Date not recorded (3) Presss "SET, button to > (p.26) 4 OFF CH) = nization for background CM =
adjust blinking digits until you =. ji 4 SLOW
; Am detail (p. 27)
REC: get the desired data. o — —
(4) Month/Day/Year Presss "SELECT, button to
select other digit or to finish set-
5 798 6) Day/Month/Year
28 3 5 Bar indicates dis-
played date will
be printed
< Position of date on pho-
tograph > 23
o . = Bulb shooting without (UF
J i Me ———————;—¡——— —Ce——
a. Exposure Compensa- sr.) The camera returns to (7 TT
- tion (p. 29) Ea” mp AUTO position if button Ci)
is pressed once more.
Flash-On (FILL-IN) Shooting
When the subject is against light, in
a shadow, or in front of bright win-
= dow, the subject looks too dark as
the exposure is affected by brighter
In Such cases, please use this
mode(as shown in the figure) so
that the subject can be well
< Flash button pressed once >
Without FILL-IN Flash
in the FILL-IN mode, the flash will always fire in‘ bright or low light.
If you want to take a picture without flash,
select the Fiash-OFF shooting mode
< Flash button pressed twice >
ff Shooting
For example, you can take a picture with-
out flash where flash photography is pro-
hibited such as in museum or theater.
Especially, when you want to capture a
warm and inviting mood in dim light atmos-
phere, you can utilize Flash-off shooting
which prevents pale white picture with
undesirable flashing.
25 26
Stow-Synchro Shooting Bulb-Synchro Shooting
Use this mode to get a good picture of sub- This mode is useful to photograph sub- This mode is used for shots which The sample picture taken with Bulb
ject(portrait) and background with bal- ject(portrait) with flash and night scenes or require long exposure time, such as shooting for 8 seconds with ISO 100
anced lighting. o fireworks in the background. = night scenes or fireworks. Press the w film
me Hash gh and background 5 appropr пре S1Uer wil remain open as tng as he remain open ong as tn ult
ately exposed by the slow speed shutter. shutter release button is pressed, within 3 release button is pressed.
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< Flash button pressed three times > < Flash button pressed four times > Shutter opening time is displayed on the LCD A tripod is recommended to avoid the cam- |
A tripod is recommend ed to avoid the camera shake. panel by second, and the maximum opening rer shake. - e
- - time is 180 seconds. -
27 28
By selecting Exposure Compensa-
tion shooting mode, you can control
E the amount of light from -3EV to
+3EV and experience its wonderful
lighting effect.
If the zoom lever is turned in the
directions to Ra ог С within 6
m seconds after selecting this mode,
exposure can be adjusted by
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Flash automatically fires in the Exposure
Compensation shooting mode.
The symbol of "+" or "-" after shooting indi-
cates the status of the Exposure Compen-
sation. If the shutter release button is
halfway pressed, the adjusted EV number
will be displayed.
To release the Exposure Compensation
mode, press the flash mode button.
EM To reduce “red-eye” phenomenon which
occurs with conventional direct flash,
press button (2) on the right-hand side
If the shutter release button is
pressed after selecting this mode,
m the flash will fire twice consecutive-
Since the picture is taken when the
second flash fires, please do not
= move after the “pre-flash”
“че M—
< Photograph ZO Rés
with conven- À 7 | ¢
tional flash >
- a)
A —
< Photograph <Bn ( A y
with red-eye \
reduction > 20
m To enjoy Self-timer shooting, press button
(3) on the right-hand side figure.
Initial display, when fe 7 T_
Double Seif-timer sh- [sam
ooting with 10 and 13 mm
sec. delay (p. 33) SF
The camera returns to (Faro.
the initial position if the CD) =
button is pressed once
more. -
with 10 sec. delay
(p. 32)
Self-timer shooting j we
with 3 sec. delay | | =
(р. 34) =
The Self-timer is useful when you
want to take a picture of yourself.
m Press the Self-timer button.
UL am.
When the shutter release button is
pressed, the red Self-timer LED
æ lightis on.
After 7 sec., it will start blinking for
3 sec. and then the shutter wiil
This mode is useful when you want The first exposure is made 10 sec.
to take two consecutive pictures of after the shutter release button is
m yourself. ‚m pressed and the second exposure 3
Press the Self-timer button twice. sec. later. |
— y
This mode reduces camera shake which can occur when pressing the shutter release button.
Press the Self-timer button three times.
The exposure is made’ 3 sec. after the shutter release button is pressed.
inates camera
Ш You can choose and enjoy one of 6
different Shooting Modes by pressing
button (4) on the right-hand side figure.
Initial display, when (rue ASS *Remote control shoot-
turned on mu) ing (p. 36)
A 3-second delayed (quo Continuous shooting (p.
"remote control shoot- 38)
ing (p. 36) =
Nett ine
Muttiple exposure [умно = interval shooting (Vari-
shooting (p. 39) = able from 10 sec. to 3
min.) (p. 40)
Step zoom shooting (aww The camera returns to
(р. 41) и) the initial position if the
bution is pressed once
* Remote control is optional.
gauTo INT
By pressing the Shooting Mode
button once, you can take a picture
m with wireless remote contro! at a
distance. The shutter will be
released after 1 sec.
*Remote control is optional.
If the Shooting Mode button is
pressed twice, then the 3-sec.
m remote control shooting mode (as
shown in the figure) is selected. In
this mode, Self-timer indicator
blinks upon pressing the remote
control shooting button and an
exposure is made in 3 sec.
"EEN dm.
i) |
Point the remote control towards
the remote control signal receiver
mon the camera. Press the button
on the remote contro! to activate
the camera.
Names of the remote controi parts
Remote controi case
Remote control
signal transmit-
Remote control
shooting button
By pressing shooting mode 3 times,
you can select this mode to snap
= fast moving subject continuously
one shot after another.
By keeping the shutter release but-
ton down, a moving subject can be
photographed continuously (as
shown in the figure) until the button
Is released.
arge time of about 4 sec. is
Multiple Exposure Sh
By pressing the shooting mode but-
ton 4 times, you can select Multiple
= Exposure Shooting button which
enables 2 or more exposures on
one frame.
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It is recommended that background needs to
be dark for effective multiple exposure shoot-
To shoot second exposure on one
frame, press shutter release button
m again when the symboi blinks. If you
want 3 or more exposures on one
frame, select Multiple Exposure shoot-
ing button again when the symbol
blinks, and press shutter release but-
< 3-times exposed picture >
To take time-lapse photograph, press
shooting mode button five times, and
в then adjust the time interval by turn-
ing the zoom lever in the direction to
pol or (7! within 6 sec.
< Minimum time interval >
Exposures are made continuously up
to five frames, once shutter release
button is pressed. To cancel this
mode during operation, press the
power switch (ON/OFF).
< Maximum time interval >
In this mode, the subject can be automatically photographed in different zoom ranges up to
3 steps.
Select STEP mode (as shown in
the figure} by pressing the shooting
m Mode button 6 times.
Fix focal length by using the zoom
lever, and the number of shots is
m automatically determined in accor-
dance with focal length. For auto-
matic focal length setting see page
Em Automatic Zooming Step setting by initial focal length
110mm 70mm 38mm
100mm 65mm 38mm
90mm 65mm 38mm
85mm 60mm 38mm
80mm 55mm 38mm
75mm 55mm 38mm
70mm 50mm 38mm
65mm 50mm 38mm
60mm 45mm 38mm
55mm 45mm 38mm
50mm 45mm 38mm
45mm 38mm -
38mm - -
EX) If you take step zoom shooting at initial
different exposures at 90, 65 and 38mm
focal length of 90mm, you can automatically get 3
By pressing Super-macro button
once, you can focus most clearly on
= subjects, flower or still life, around 45
em(+2cm)/1.5 ft away from the sur-
face of the loaded film or the strap
eyelet (see the bottom figure)
The flash shooting mode on the LCD panel
is converted to AUTO Flash mode, and the
Super-macro symbol $ is also displayed.
To avoid parallax problems, the sub-
ject needs to be positioned under
m the Super-macro correction marks
in the viewfinder.
“3 Super-macro
Cy correction
On the strap, the white line is marked 45
cm/1.5 ft away from the strap end to mea-
sure the exact distance for Super-macro
The panorama format picture can
be taken by turning panorama dial
to the P position,
rN Panorama
CJ Shooting
In this mode, the viewfinder is also
converted to the panorama format.
By pressing Infinity Lock button,
you can snap far-off scenery in pre-
= cise focus even when bright reflec-
tions make focusing difficult.
This mode is useful when you want
to shoot distant subjects (over
20m/22yd) through a window or
The sample picture taken with
Infinity Lock shooting:
Infinity Lock
mw The shutter cannot be released:
1.The power is off.
Push the Power switch button on. (See p. 8.)
2.The battery is not loaded correctly.
Reload the battery correctly. (See p. 12.)
3.The battery is exhausted.
Replace the battery with a new one. (See p. 12.)
4. The film has been rewound.
Load a new fiim (See p. 14.)
5.The subject is closer than 0.65m/2.1 ft
and the autofocus lampígreen) in
viewfinder blinks.
Take the picture farther than 0.65mv2.1 ft (See p. 19.) or use
Super-Macro shooting mode. (See p. 43.)
6.The flash has not been recharged yet
and the flash lamp(red) in viewfinder
Wait for about 4 sec. until the flash is recharged and press the
shutter release button again. (See p. 20.)
= The printed picture is out of focus or doesn't look very clear:
1.The camera was shaken when the shut-
ter release button was pressed.
When taking a picture, hold the camera tightly (See p. 18) or
use the tripod in order to avoid shaking the camera.
(See p.27, 28 or 34.)
2.The subiect was not positioned within
the autofocus frame in viewfinder.
Position the subject within the autofocus frame in the viewfinder
or use the Focus Lock shooting mode. (See р. 21.)
3. The lens or autofocus window was dirty
or obstructed by hand, hair or strap.
Clean the lens or autofocus window or be careful not to obstruct
it when pressing the shutter release button. (See p. 18.)
4. The subject was one of the following
objects generally hard to autofocus
because of the lack of contrast or bright
reflection : glass, shiny or very dark
object, net, flame, smoke or excessive-
ly brightly-lit object.
Focus the other object at a similar distance to the main subject
from the camera and depress the shutter release button halfway
down. Then, move the focus point to the main subject and
release the shutter. (See p. 21.)
5. The far-off scenery was photographed
in autofocus mode.
Use the Infinity Lock shooting mode by pressing the Infinity Lock
button before pressing the shutter release button if the subject is
farther than 20m/22 yd. (See p. 45.)
6.The shutter release button was pressed
while standing in front of the camera in
the selftimer mode.
After selecting the selítimer mode, press the shutter release but
ton while locking through the viewfinder or standing next to the
7. The subject was closer than 30 emi tt.
Use the Super-Macro shooting only at 45cnv1.5ft away from the
strap end of the camera if the subject is within 65cmv2.11t distance.
m The printed picture IS too dark:
1. The flash was obstructed by hand, | Hold the camera correctly keeping the flash away from the hand,
hair or strap. hair or strap. (See p. 18.)
2. The subject was out of the working | Use the flash within the working range of 4.6m/15ft at Wide mode
range of the flash. | and 2.7m/8.9ft at Tele mode.
3. The flash mode was set to OFF | Check the flash mode before shooting. (See p. 24—p. 28.)
when flash was needed.
4.The subject was backlit. Use the Fiash-On (FILL-IN) shooting. (See p. 25.)
+ * +.
Type: Fully-automatic 35mm lens shutter camera with power-zoom lens
Film type: 35mm DX film (JIS 135) with ISO 50-3200 automatic sensing (1EV range)
Screen size: 24x36mm (Panorama 13x36mm)
Film loading: Automatic. Film automatically advances to position "1" when the back cover is
Film winding: Automatic. After the shutter is released for exposure, film automatically
advances to the next frame.
Film rewinding: Automatic. Film rewinds automatically after the last frame of the roll has
been exposed. Mid-roll rewinding is available.
Frame number: Automatic numbering (Displayed on LCD panel)
Lens: 38~120mm/F4.0~9.0, 10-elements in 8 group of glass lenses (1 Aspherical lens
included) |
Shutter: Electronically programmed AE shutter (1/4~1/330 sec.)
Bulb: 1 sec.~3 min., until shutter release button is released.
Finder: Real-image type zoom finder with 81% of field of view ratio, 0.45~1.2 magnification,
autofocus frame, built-in Close-up correction marks and Super-macro correction
Diopter Adjustment: -3~+2 diopter adjustable
Lens cover: Operational by power switch, with built-in 3 min timer (automatic OFF function)
Flash G. No.: (Wide)11.0 (Tele) 12.5
Flash range (ISO 100): (Wide) 0.65-4.6 m/2.1-15.1 ft (Tele) O. 85~2.7 m/2.8~8.9 ft
Flash recycling time: About 4 sec.
+ + + . . se
Exposure adjustment range: -3~+3EV (by 0.5EV)
Multiple exposure: 2 or more exposures available
Interval shooting: Available in intervals of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 sec. and 2 or 3 min.
(5 consecutive shots available)
Step zoom shooting: 2 or 3 different focal length shooting available within 45~120mm zoom
Infinity lock shooting: Available
Battery warning: Battery exhaustion symbol appears when replacement is needed.
Power source: One 3V lithium battery (CR 123A or DL 123A)
Size: 128(W) x 73(H) x 60(D)mm/5.0" x 2.9" x 2.4"
Weight: 310g/10.90z (Without battery)
Accessories: Strap and camera case (optional)
Panorama format shooting: Available (External dial type switch)
Remote control: Available (Transmitter unit optional)
m Quartz Daté Model!
Date: (1) Five Modes (Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/ Year,
No date imprinting)
@ Clock and calendar changes automatically until year 2019.
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