87480 Digital Camera

87480 Digital Camera
26690 Digital Camera
with Water Resistant casing
User‟s Manual
© 2009 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 2
Key Features ....................................................................................................................... 2
What your digital camera includes ....................................................................................... 2
Computer System Requirements for Windows XP ............................................................... 3
Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista ............................................................ 3
Computer System Requirements for Macintosh ................................................................... 4
A Quick Look at your Digital Camera ................................................................................... 4
Inserting Batteries ............................................................................................................... 5
Starting Your Camera .......................................................................................................... 6
Taking Photos ..................................................................................................................... 7
The Camera Modes ............................................................................................................. 8
Install the Image Zone Software and camera driver ........................................................... 13
Connect your camera to the computer ............................................................................... 14
Get photos and videos from your camera to your computer ............................................... 14
Get started! ....................................................................................................................... 16
Using Your Camera as a Webcam .................................................................................... 17
Maintenance of Your Digital Camera ................................................................................. 19
Sakar Warranty Card ......................................................................................................... 19
Technical Support ............................................................................................................. 20
Technical Specifications .................................................................................................... 21
Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................................................. 22
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the 26690 Digital Camera with Water Resistant casing.
Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your device.
Please read this manual carefully FIRST in order to get the most out of your digital
camera.
Important Notice:
Please do not plug the camera into the USB port of your computer until you have
installed the Image Zone software and the camera`s driver.
Plugging in your camera at this stage will cause the device to not be recognized by
the computer and no images will be downloaded.
Key Features
 Water resistant removable cover up to 30 feet / 10 meters.
 Image Zone software to get photos and videos from your camera, manage and organize your
images by creating albums, edit images using automatic and manual tools and more...
 Works as a Webcam on Windows and Macintosh computers
What your digital camera includes
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Digital Camera with Water Resistant casing
Image Zone software and driver Installation CD
USB cable
Strap
Quick Start Guide
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Computer System Requirements for Windows XP
To be able to download photos and videos to your PC, you will need the following minimum
configuration:
 Pentium 4 processor or above with Windows XP service pack 2
 512 MB RAM, with 150MB of free disk space
 1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution
 16-bit color or higher display adaptor
 CD-ROM Drive
 QuickTime 6 or higher
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher
 Windows Media Player 10 or higher
Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista
To be able to download photos and videos to your PC your will need the following minimum
configuration:
 Windows Vista
 800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
 20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of available space
 Support for Super VGA graphics
 Available USB Interface
 CD-ROM drive
 QuickTime 6 or higher
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher
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Computer System Requirements for Macintosh
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Macintosh with Intel processor running Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later
256 MB RAM, 150 MB free disk space
Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor
QuickTime 6 or higher
A Quick Look at your Digital Camera
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Inserting Batteries
Your camera requires two AAA batteries. Insert the batteries into the camera:
1.
Remove the camera from the Water resistant cover by releasing the clip on
the side.
2.
Open the cover of the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.
3.
Insert the batteries according to the polarities (+ and -) indicated on the
inside of the battery cover.
4.
Close the battery cover.
Important: Before installing the batteries make sure you are not near water and that
your hands are dry.
WARNING: Opening the battery compartment and/or removing the batteries will erase
the photos currently stored in the camera. Download your photos as often as possible.
Photos may be lost when the batteries run low.
The LCD will flash when your batteries are running low, in which case you will need to
replace your camera‟s batteries. Please download any photos you have on the camera
before opening the battery compartment. When battery voltage drops to 2.2V the LCD
will display “Lo” and the camera will turn off automatically.
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Note: If you do not intend to use your camera for an extended period, remove the
batteries to avoid battery leakage and corrosion.
Warning:
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Please download any photos you have on the camera before opening the
battery compartment
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Do not remove the batteries before downloading the photos and videos from
the camera. Doing so will erase everything in the camera`s memory.
Note: We recommend downloading and saving your photos and videos often so as not to
lose them if the battery power becomes too low.
Starting Your Camera
Note: In order to download the photos and videos captured with this camera you need to
install the Image Zone software and camera specific driver for this device. See the
“Install the Image Zone Software” section of this manual to learn how to install the
software before connecting the camera to your computer.
1.
Press the MODE button to start the camera.
2.
The camera will emit a beep.
3.
The red LED next to the View Finder will light up to confirm that your camera is on
and ready for use.
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Taking Photos
1.
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4.
5.
Compose your shot using the view finder.
Hold the camera steady and press the Shutter button to take the photo.
The camera will beep when a photo is taken.
The photo is save as a JPEG file in the camera`s memory
The LCD screen will display the number of photos that can be still taken.
Note: If there are more than 99 photos left to take, the hundreds digit will appear on
the LCD for a split second when you take the photo. Thereafter the last two digits will
appear.
If you attempt to take a photo when the memory is full the camera will beep twice
continuously and “
” will appear on the LCD screen.
In order to continue taking photos you will need to:
1.
2.
3.
Download all the photos and videos from you camera to your computer.
After the photos have been downloaded and appear on your computer you
should delete all the photos from your camera.
Once your camera memory is empty you are now ready to take more photos
and videos.
Important: Before using your camera underwater please ensure that the water
resistant casing is correctly positioned over the camera and is
tightly closed and locked
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The Camera Modes
Power Off -
1.
Press the MODE button for the
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Shutter button and the camera will switch off.
Self-Timer 1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
Press the Shutter button.
3.
A 10 second count down will start (the camera will beep once a second).
4.
After 10 seconds a photo will be taken.
Continuous Shot Mode -
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
(video)
1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
Hold the Shutter button down for the camera to continuously shoot the video.
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
3.
The camera will beep and the countdown digits will appear all the while the video is being
taken.
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4.
Lift your finger off the Shutter button to stop shooting the video.
5.
The video will be saved as an AVI file.
Note: Photos taken in Continuous shot mode may fail under poor lighting conditions.
3 Shot Mode 1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
Press the Shutter button once - 3 continuous jpeg shots are taken.
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
Note: The 3 photos taken in this mode will be downloaded individually.
Delete All To delete all photos on the camera:
1.
Press the MODE button for the
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Shutter button and the photo counter will flash.
3.
Press the Shutter button again within 5 seconds and all photos in the camera will
be deleted.
4.
The LCD counter will be reset to show the maximum number of photos that can
be taken at the current resolution and compression.
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Delete (Last Photo) To delete the last photo taken:
1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
Press the Shutter button within 5 seconds and the last photo will be deleted.
icon to appear on the LCD screen.
3.
The LCD counter will display the updated number of photos that can be taken at
the current resolution and compression.
Photo Resolution
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and Compression
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There are 2 photo resolutions to select from, high resolution –
1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
If the LCD displays
or
or low resolution –
.
icons to appear on the LCD screen.
this means the present resolution is
and in order to change to
,
click the Shutter button.
3.
If the LCD displays
this means the present resolution is
and in order to change to
,
click the Shutter button.
4.
All photos taken after changing the resolution setting will be taken at the new resolution.
5.
The resolution setting can be changed at anytime.
Note: Photos taken at higher resolution take up more of the camera`s memory and therefore less
photos can be taken at high resolution that with low resolution
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There are 2 photo compressions to select from, high density 1.
Press the MODE button for the
2.
If the LCD displays
3.
If the LCD displays
or
or low density -
icons to appear on the LCD screen
this means the present compression is
and in order to change to
, click the Shutter button.
this means the present compression is
and in order to change to
, click the shutter button.
4.
All photos taken after changing compression will be at the new compression.
5.
The compression setting can be changed at anytime.
Note: Photos taken at lower compression take up more of the camera`s memory and therefore
less photos can be taken at lower compression than with high compression.
The photo resolution and compression settings determine the number of photos that can be taken
and the amount of memory required for each photo. The following table tells you how many
photos can be taken based on the image resolution and compression:
Resolution
Compression
26 photos
52 photos
104 photos
About 208 photos
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Frequency -
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The camera has 2 Frequency settings, 50HZ for Asia and Europe, and 60HZ for the
U.S. and Japan. To set the camera for the correct frequency:
1.
Press the MODE button for the
for 50HZ or the icon
for 60HZ icons to appear on the
LCD screen
2.
If the LCD displays
3.
If the LCD displays
this means the present frequency is
and in order to change to
click the Shutter button.
this means the present frequency is
and in order to change to
click the shutter button.
4.
All photos taken after changing frequency will be at the new frequency.
Energy Save Mode:
To conserve battery power, if the camera is not in use for 30 seconds, it will
automatically switch off.
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Install the Image Zone Software and camera driver
Warning: Do not plug your camera into the computer until the Image Zone
software installation is complete.
1.
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5.
6.
Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The Image Zone will begin to install.
Please review the license terms.
On PC and Macintosh: Click the “I accept the terms of this license agreement” and then
click “Next” to continue.
On PC only: Let the “Image Zone” installer create the folder to where the program will be
installed, and then click “Install”.
Please wait while the application continues the installation process on your computer.
Follow all instructions.
On PC: Click the “Close” button when the installation is complete.
The application automatically opens.
On Macintosh: Click the “Quit” button when the installation is complete.
If you closed the application, click on the Image Zone desktop icon or run and open the
application from the Programs or Applications menu on your computer.
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Connect your camera to the computer
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer.
Plug the one end of the USB cable into the USB slot on the side of the camera and plug
the other end into an available USB port on your computer.
Your camera will automatically turn on.
The first time you connect the device to the computer you will have to wait a few moments
until the computer recognizes the device.
Get photos and videos from your camera to your computer
Do not disconnect the cable during transfer. Doing so will cancel the transfer of any files on
their way to your computer.
1.
Select the “Get Images” button from the Main menu.
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2.
3.
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7.
8.
The “Get media from device” window opens.
Both photos and videos (if you have captured any) will get downloaded.
Select your camera model from the device window. If your camera is the only device
connected then it will be selected automatically.
Select a location on the computer where to place the new photo and video files.
Add the new photo and video files to albums if desired.
Select to remove the media files from the selected device after the import.
Click the “Get Images” button to transfer the photos and videos from your camera to your
computer.
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9.
A media download progress window appears in the middle of the screen showing the
number of media files downloading to your computer. A message appears when the
download is complete.
The photo and video files that you selected are now downloaded to your computer to the
selected folder and albums ready for your use.
Get started!
Using the Image Zone application you can:
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Get photos and videos from your camera
Manage and organize your images by creating albums
Edit the images using automatic and manual tools
Use the Creativity Zone to create your own – My Diary or Book, Scrapbooks,
Frames and Stickers
For more details on how to use the Image Zone software, open the Help file or click the
“Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page.
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Using Your Camera as a Webcam
Your camera can also be used as a Webcam with most instant messaging and web conferencing
applications that support video, when plugged into your computer.
On PC: The webcam driver is installed on your computer when you install the Image Zone software
for this device.
1.
Open your web conferencing application to activate the video camera option.
2.
The LCD screen will appear with rotating lines indicating that your webcam is activated.
3.
Place your camera and begin to use.
Note:
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Use the settings option of your web conferencing application to change the settings if
needed.
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If you have a built-in camera on your computer, use the settings option of your web
conferencing application to choose this „Dual Mode Camera‟.
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On Mac:
The camera does not have a microphone.
The webcam driver is installed on your computer when you install the Image Zone
software for this device.
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To activate the Webcam feature please follow these instructions:
1.
Click the “Macintosh HD” icon on the desktop
2.
Click the “Library” folder
3.
Click the “QuickTime” folder
4.
Click the “26690_pccam” to open the Webcam application for Mac.
5.
Once you see the object appearing in the Webcam application window, you can now
open the instant messaging and web conferencing application that you use to begin using
this camera as a webcam on your computer.
Note:
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Use the Control menu / Video settings option of this web conferencing application to
change the settings if needed.
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If you have a built-in camera on your computer, use the settings option of your web
conferencing application to choose this „Dual Mode Camera‟.
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The camera does not have a microphone.
After you connect your camera to your computer, the camera will remain on all the while it is
plugged into the USB and it won‟t be switched off. On disconnecting the USB cable the camera
will automatically switch off.
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Maintenance of Your Digital Camera
The Digital Camera is a delicate instrument- please handle it with care.
After using your camera under water please dry the casing with a dry towel first before
removing the camera from the water resistant casing.
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The camera must not be used near water without the water resistant casing.
Dry you hands well before using the camera.
If water enters the camera or the battery compartment this will ruin the camera and
cause the camera to stop working.
Sakar Warranty Card
This warranty covers for the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable. Products
that fail to function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to defects in material or
workmanship. Your product will be repaired at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one
year.
What Is Not Covered By Warranty:
Damages or malfunctions not resulting from defects in material or workmanship and damages or
malfunctions from other than normal use, including but limited to, repair by unauthorized parties,
tampering, modification or accident.
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What To Do When Service Is Required:
When returning your defective product (postage pre-paid) for service, your package should
include:
1. Copy of original bill of sale
2. A detailed written description of the problem.
3. Your return address and telephone number (Daytime)
MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW:
Sakar International
Attention: Service Department
195 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
Technical Support:
For technical support issues please visit our website at www.sakar.com. You can find manuals,
software and FAQ‟s at the website. Can‟t find what you are looking for? E-mail us at
[email protected] and one of our technical support team members will answer your questions.
For phone support in the US please call 1-877-397-8200, in the UK call 0800 917 4831. If you
would like to call from anywhere else, please visit www.sakar.com for your local toll free number.
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Technical Specifications
Image Sensor
¼ inch CMOS
Image Specification
352*288 (CIF); 176*144 (QCIF)
Memory
16MB SDRAM
Number of pictures
Hr 26 CIF; Lr 104 QCIF(non- compressed)
Lens
Hr 52 CIF; Lr 208 QCIF(compressed)
¼ inch Fixed Lens: f=3.9mm/F2.8
AVI pixel format
352 * 288 pixels
Shutter speed Range
1/60~ 1/1500 second
LCD display
2 digit display
Self-Timer
Timer with 10 sec. delay
Frame rate
12 frames per second
Video Frame rate
6 – 8 frames per second in d8 mode
Expose/ white balance
Auto/Automatic
Power source
2X1.5V AAA alkaline / USB 5V
Auto power off
30 sec.
PC interface
USB 1.1
Operating systems
Windows XP/Vista/Mac X 10.4.6 or higher
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have taken photos, but my computer says "No photos in camera." What do I do?
First, ensure that you have taken photos with your camera. Press the shutter button a few times to
take some sample photos and try again. If you still get a no photos error, this indicates that the
software was not installed correctly or your computer may not meet the minimum system
requirements (see the Computer System Requirements section of this manual).
Q: How do I make sure I don't lose important pictures?
Your camera uses SDRAM memory, which requires a constant electric current to store your
photos.
Should your camera lose power (for instance if the battery dies or run out of power) all stored
pictures will be lost. We recommend always downloading your photos to your computer as soon
as possible to prevent unintentional data loss.
Q: If I have a MAC, will the device work?
Yes. This twain camera also works as a Digital camera and a Webcam on Macintosh computers.
Q: If the webcam does not work?
Make sure you have connected the camera correctly into an available USB port or hub and the
webcam application is opened.
On first plugging the camera into the computer, allow the computer to recognize your camera first
before opening the software or webcam application.
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