DVR 805HD Digital Video Recorder

DVR 805HD Digital Video Recorder
DVR 805HD
Digital Video Recorder
User Manual
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Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 2
What’s Included ............................................................................................................................ 2
Parts of the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 3
Initial Camera Setup ..................................................................................................................... 4
Main Camera Modes .................................................................................................................... 7
Camera Technical Specifications .................................................................................................. 8
Computer System Requirements ................................................................................................. 9
Using Your Digital Camera ......................................................................................................... 10
Changing Camera Mode ............................................................................................................ 10
Navigating the Menus.................................................................................................................. 11
Video Capture Mode .................................................................................................................. 12
Video Playback Mode................................................................................................................. 26
Photo Capture Mode .................................................................................................................. 30
Photo Playback Mode ................................................................................................................ 45
Connecting the Digital Video Camera to a TV or HDTV ............................................................. 50
Installing the Software ................................................................................................................ 51
Connecting the Camera to the Computer ................................................................................... 53
Getting Photos and Videos from the Camera to the Computer .................................................. 53
Get Started! ................................................................................................................................ 54
Transferring Media from the Camera to the Computer Manually ................................................ 54
Camera Maintenance ................................................................................................................. 56
Sakar Warranty Card .................................................................................................................. 56
Technical Support ....................................................................................................................... 57
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 58
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this digital video recorder. Everything you need to take quality digital
photos and videos is included with your camera.
Vivitar makes capturing those special moments as easy as possible.
Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital camera.
Note:

Your digital video recorder supports an SD Memory Card (up to 32GB).

In order to use your digital video recorder normally, it is strongly recommended to insert
the SD Memory card before use.

SD Memory cards are not included and need to be purchased separately.

SDHC Class 4 or above strongly recommended.
What’s Included
1. Digital Video Recorder
2. Lithium Battery
3. USB cable
4. TV Cable
5. HDMI Cable
6. Vivitar Experience Image Manager
software Installation CD
7. AC Charger
8. Wrist Strap
Note: SD Memory Card not included.
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Parts of the Camera
1. Power Button
13. USB Lever
2. T (Zoom In) / Up Button
14. HDMI Port
3. OK /Photo & Video Shutter Button /Slide Show
15. TV Out
4. Self-Timer / Right Button
16. Speaker
5. W (Zoom Out) / Down Button
17. Microphone
6. ViviLink / Left Button
18. Macro Switch
7. Delete Button
19. Digital Lens
8. MODE Button
20. Self-Timer Indicator Light
9. MENU Button
21. SD Memory Card Slot
10. Power Indicator Light
22. Battery Compartment
11. USB Connector
23. Tripod Socket
12. LCD Screen
24. Wrist Strap Connector
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Initial Camera Setup
Installing the Battery
Installing the Memory Card
To Charge the Battery:
- Insert the battery (as shown above).
- Power Off the camera.
- Connect the camera with the USB cable
(supplied) or with the camera’s USB
connector either to the AC adapter (which
is then inserted into an electric socket) or
to the computer.
- The charge light will turn off when the
battery is fully charged.
Insert SD Memory card (up to 32GB)
before use.
SDHC Class 4 or above strongly recommended.
Turning On the Camera
Using the Camera
Selecting
the modes
Accessing
the menu
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When powering the digital video recorder ON for the first time the digital video recorder will take
you through the initial setup.
Powering the Digital video recorder ON
1. Make sure the lithium battery has been charged and inserted properly into your digital
video recorder.
2. Make sure an SD card has been properly inserted into your digital video recorder (inserted
until a click sound is heard).
Note:
After the digital video recorder is powered on, an SD icon will appear on the LCD
display. If you do not see the SD icon on the display, please check if the card was
inserted properly.
3. Press the
POWER button to turn on the digital video recorder.
Setting the Camera Language
1.
You will first be prompted to select a language for the camera. The Language selection
menu will appear. Select the language of your choice by pressing the UP and DOWN
direction control buttons. Then press the OK button to confirm the selection.
2.
After selecting a language, you will be asked if you would like to continue with the initial
camera setup. A message will appear: “Continue with Camera Setup?”
Select “Yes” to continue or “No” to exit the setup.
Note: If you select “No” and decide to leave the camera setup, the camera will be set to its default
settings. These settings can be adjusted at any time manually through the menus in the camera.
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Setting the Date and Time
The next step in the initial camera setup is to set the date and time on the camera.
Set the Date and Time as desired by pressing the RIGHT and LEFT direction control buttons to
choose the specific setting and the UP and DOWN buttons to change each setting.
Once you have completed setting the time and date, press the OK button to confirm the selection
and move to the next part of the camera setup.
Setting the ViviLink Default Option
Once the Date and Time have been set, you will be asked to set the default ViviLink destination
for photos and videos taken with your camera.
The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera’s photos and videos
to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying software application.
1.
First you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Photos. Highlight the
desired default social network and press the OK button to confirm the selection.
2.
Next you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Videos. Highlight the
desired default social network and press the OK button to confirm the selection.
3.
After the ViviLink Video option is confirmed the camera is now ready to use.
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Main Camera Modes
Your camera has different modes for the various camera functions.
You can switch modes by pressing the MODE button on your camera after the camera has been
powered ON.
Video Capture Mode
Use this mode to capture videos with your digital camera.
This is the default mode when the camera is powered ON.
To take a video, aim your camera as desired and press the OK/Shutter button to start the
record. A red record indicator will appear on the LCD screen while record is in progress. To
stop the record, press the OK/Shutter button again. The video will be automatically saved
to your camera’s memory card.
To access the various menus for the Video Capture mode, press the MENU button while in
the Video Capture mode.
Photo Capture Mode
Use this mode to capture pictures with your camera.
After turning on your camera, press the MODE button once to open the Photo Capture
mode.
To take a picture, aim your camera as desired and press the OK/Shutter button.
The picture will be automatically saved to your camera’s memory card.
To access the various menus for the Photo Capture mode, press the MENU button while in
the Photo Capture mode.
Playback Mode (Photos & Videos)
Use this mode to view and manage the photos and videos on your camera.
After turning on your camera, press the MODE button twice to open the Playback mode for
photos and videos. You can scroll through the photos and videos that you’ve previously
taken to view, edit or delete them as desired.
To access the various menus for the Playback mode for photos and videos, press the
MENU button while in the Playback mode.
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Camera Technical Specifications
Image Sensor
CMOS Sensor
Image Resolution
3264x2448 (8M), 2592x1944 (5M), 2048x1536 (3M),
1920x1080 (2MHD), 640x480 (VGA)
Video Resolution
HD 1280 x 720, VGA 640X480 pixels (30 fps),
QVGA 320X240 pixels (30 fps)
File Format
JPEG ; AVI
External Memory
SD Card (up to 32GB); SDHC Class 4 or above strongly
recommended
LCD Display
2.4 Inch TFT – Flips up to 180
Lens
f=5.1mm,F2.8
Zoom
4X Digital Zoom
Exposure
-3.0EV ~ +3.0EV
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent , Fluorescent
ISO
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400
Scene
Auto, Scenery, Portrait, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, High
Sensitivity, Sport / Beach / Party
Flash
No Flash, Forced On, Auto Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Face Detect
Yes
Smile Capture
Yes
Anti-Shake
Yes
Print Photos
Yes
Microphone
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Self-Timer
2, 5 or 10 second delay
Multi Snapshots (Burst)
Yes
Auto Power Off
1 min., 3 min., 5 min.
Language
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian,
Russian, Turkish
Interface
USB 2.0
System Requirements
Windows XP (SP 3), Vista (SP1) and 7 ;
Mac OSX v10.5.x and above
Battery
BL-5B Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
Working Temperature
0~40 C
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Computer System Requirements
WINDOWS OS
To be able to download photos and videos to your PC using the Vivitar Experience Image
Manager Software, you will need the following minimum configuration:
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Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows 7
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Pentium® 4 processor (or above)
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1 GB of RAM, with 250 MB of free hard disk space
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16-bit Color monitor, 1024 X 768 recommended screen resolution
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CD-ROM Drive
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QuickTime® 6 or higher
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Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 or higher
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Windows Media Player 10 or higher
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DirectX 9 or higher

Internet connection required
MACINTOSH OS
To be able to download photos and videos to your Macintosh using the Vivitar Experience Image
Manager Software, you will need the following minimum configuration:

Intel processor running Mac OS X v10.5.x or later

1 GB RAM, 250 MB free hard disk space

Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor

QuickTime® 6 or higher

CD-ROM Drive

Internet connection required
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Using Your Digital Camera

Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera.
If your camera comes with a rechargeable lithium battery, make sure it is fully charged before
the first use.

Make sure an SD card has been inserted into your camera.
Powering the camera ON
Press the
Power button to turn your camera ON.
The camera will be in Video Capture mode to start.
Powering the camera OFF
While the camera is on, you can press the
Power button again at any point to turn your
camera OFF. You will see a “Goodbye” splash screen and then the camera will power off
completely.
Note:
Your digital camera also has an Auto Power Off feature that will automatically turn off
your camera after a specific period of time that your camera is left idle. The Auto Power
Off settings can be set from the Auto Power Off settings menu.
Changing Camera Mode
Your camera has three main modes:
1. Video Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture videos with your camera.
2. Photo Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture photos with your camera.
3. Playback Mode (for photos and videos) - Use this mode to view the photos and videos
you have already taken with your camera.
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When the camera is first powered ON, the Video Capture Mode will be active. The icons that
appear on the LCD screen are the best default settings so that you can begin to capture and
enjoy clear quality videos and photos.
To change the active camera mode, make sure the camera is powered ON and press the MODE
button.
When in Video Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-left corner of the LCD display
When in Photo Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-left corner of the LCD display
When in Playback Mode, this icon will display on the top-left corner of the LCD display
Navigating the Menus
Each camera mode has a set of menus specific to that mode.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control buttons to scroll between the various menus for
the current mode.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the highlighted menu option.
5. If the selection can be remembered by the camera, a
selection icon will appear to the
right of the selected menu option. Changes made to these options will remain as is until
you decide to change them again at a later time.
6. Some menu options are single-use functions that are not remembered by the camera and
do not display this icon when selected.
7. At any time you can press the MODE button to exit the menus and return to the previous
screen.
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Video Capture Mode
The Video Capture Mode allows you to capture videos with your digital camera.
When the camera is first powered ON, the camera will be in Video Capture Mode.
Taking a Video
1. While in Video Capture Mode use the LCD display to direct the camera at the scene you
would like to capture.
2. Press the T/Zoom In (UP) and W/Zoom Out (DOWN) buttons to better set the camera
display if desired.
You can magnify your subject up to 4 times using the digital zoom.
The following Digital Zoom Indicator appears on the right side of the LCD screen:
3. Press the OK/Shutter button to start the video capture.
4. You will see a red blinking icon at the top of the LCD indicating that the record is in
progress. The LED indicator light above the MODE button also blinks (green) while record
is in progress.
5. To stop the video record, press the OK/Shutter button again.
6. The video will automatically be saved to the camera’s SD Memory card.
7. Using the Flip LCD Screen: You can also capture your videos using the Flip Screen.
When you would like to quickly and easily include yourself in the video, simply flip the LCD
display up and hold the camera facing towards you. Make sure you can see yourself within
the scene on the LCD screen, look at the lens, then click the Shutter button to begin
recording.
It’s as easy as twist and shoot!
NOTE: Before taking the video, ensure that the Macro Switch on the top of the camera is
in the ON position
. The flower icon will appear on the LCD display.
Videos using the Flip screen without Macro mode ON
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may not be properly focused.
Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons
Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons.
Button
Down (W)
Function
Zoom Out
Up (T)
Zoom In
Right
NA
Left
ViviLink Selection: Opens the ViviLink for Videos menu
Other:
Shutter/OK
MENU

Starts and Stops the Video Capture

Saves your selected menu option.
Opens the menu options for Video Capture Mode
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MODE
Toggles between the Photo Capture Mode, Video Capture Mode
and Playback Mode

Exits the menu screen
Opens the ‘Delete This Video’ option and allows you to view and
Delete
delete the last video taken
Hide/Show the LCD Icons
The display of the icons on the LCD screen can be hidden or visible as desired.
1. Hold the MODE button for 2 seconds to hide the display of the icons on the screen.
2. Press the MODE button again to redisplay the icons on the screen.
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Macro Switch
/
Your camera contains a Macro Switch that allows you to manually enable or disable the Macro
mode on your camera. While using the Macro mode, you can capture images at close range (15
~ 30 cm).
MACRO ON:
To turn the Macro mode ON
Slide the Macro Switch on the top of your camera RIGHT to the flower icon

When enabled, the Macro mode will allow your camera to focus on an object that is close to
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the camera.

The flower icon
will appear on the LCD and indicates that the Macro mode is ON.
MACRO OFF:
To turn the Macro mode OFF
Slide the Macro Switch on the top of the camera LEFT to the mountain
The mountain

icon.
icon will appear on the LCD display.
When Macro mode is off, images can be captured from 1.5m - ∞ (infinity).
Note:

The Macro mode must be turned OFF when you want to use the following features of your
camera: Flash, Face Detect and Smile Capture.

To Turn the Macro mode OFF: Slide the Macro Switch down to the mountain icon
Macro mode OFF.
The mountain
icon will appear on the LCD display.
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to turn
Video Capture Mode Menus
The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Video Capture Mode:
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Scene Menu
Using the Scene Menu you can choose scene settings that allow your camera to adapt properly
to your current environment.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Scene menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Image Size Menu
The Image Size menu allows you to choose the desired size of the images taken by your camera.
Keep in mind that images with a higher resolution will also take up more of your camera’s
memory.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Image Size
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Quality Menu
The Quality menu allows you to select the desired quality level of the images taken by your
camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher image quality level will also take up more
memory on your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Quality menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Anti-Shake Menu
The Anti-Shake feature reduces image corruption that can be caused by movement of the
camera while capturing the image.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Anti-Shake
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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White Balance Menu
The White Balance feature allows your camera to adjust the coloring of the captured images
depending on the type of light source in the current environment.
Properly adjusting the White Balance setting to match your current environment will allow the
camera to properly balance the colors in the images that are taken with your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the White Balance
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Color Effect Menu
You can choose to add a color effect to the images taken with your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Color Effect
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Image Sharpness Menu
You can set the level of sharpness in the images taken with your camera. The sharpness level
dictates if the edges of objects in the image are more or less distinct.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Image
Sharpness menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Light Exposure Menu
The Light Exposure setting helps you control the amount of light that enters your camera’s lens.
This setting should be adjusted when the environment is lighter or darker than normal.
When the environment has more light than is needed, reduce the exposure setting (by using the
negative - count) to reduce the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.
If the environment has less light (darker) than is needed, increase the exposure setting (by using
the positive + count) to increase the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Light Exposure
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
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8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
ISO Menu
The ISO menu allows you to set the level of sensitivity that your camera has to light in the
surrounding environment. When the ISO level is increased, the image sensor in your camera will
be more sensitive to light and allow you to capture images in lower-light situations. The higher
sensitivity to light however, may reduce the quality of the images that are taken.
When the ISO is reduced, the image sensor in your camera will be less sensitive to light and will
optimize the image quality in environments with bright lighting.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the ISO menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Metering Menu
The Metering setting will affect how your camera focuses when capturing an image. Depending
on your selection, the camera will be more sensitive to focusing on particular areas in the display
and adjust the image color and lighting accordingly.
Center – Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but giving greater weight to the
subject in the center
Multi – Used in standard conditions the camera divides and adjusts the settings of the image into
several zones for light metering such as complex light conditions, position of subject, brightness,
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background, direct light and scenes
Spot – Meters the area within the spot point frame at the center of the LCD to set the exposure
on the subject in the center of the monitor.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Metering menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Language Menu
You can select your camera’s language setting by selecting the desired language from the
Language menu.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Language menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Date/Time Menu
When you capture an image with your camera, the image will include a time stamp with the date
and time that the image was taken.
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The Date/Time menu allows you to set your camera’s date and time as desired. You can also
disable the timestamp for future images that will be taken with your camera.
On – The timestamp will appear on photos taken.
Off – The date stamp will not appear on photos taken.
To Enable/Disable the Timestamp:
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Date/Time menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and confirm the highlighted menu option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your digital video camera until you manually
change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Auto Power Off Menu
You can use the Auto Power Off feature in order to conserve you camera’s battery life. The
designated time represents when your camera will automatically power off.
When the digital video recorder sits idle for the designated period of time, the digital video
recorder will shut off completely and will need to be turned on again with the power button before
the next use.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Auto Power Off
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
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8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Frequency Menu
The options in the Frequency menu represent the frequency of the electrical current in
fluorescent lighting sources in your locale. If your camera is set to a frequency that does not
match your country’s electric current, you may see flickering or waves on the images taken by
your camera.
50Hz – UK, Europe and Australia
60Hz – US, Canada and South America
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Frequency
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
TV Mode Menu
TV Mode allows you to select the TV option appropriate for you to view your captured images on
your television. See “Connecting the Digital Video Camera to a TV or HDTV” for further
information on how to connect your digital video camera to your television.
NTSC – television and video standard used in America, Canada
PAL – television and video standard used in Europe
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the TV Mode menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
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4. Press the OK/Shutter button on the joystick to select and confirm the highlighted menu
option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your digital video camera until you manually
change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Format Memory Card Menu
You can use the Format Memory Card menu to delete all of the content that is currently on your
camera’s memory card.
Keep in mind that formatting the memory card will permanently delete all of the content on
your camera’s memory card.
This option can only delete all of the content at one time. If you would like to delete individual
images, use the Delete menu in the camera’s Playback mode.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Format Memory
Card menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
5. To Format the Memory Card:

If you would like to proceed with the format, select ‘Yes’ and press the OK/Shutter
button to confirm.

The memory card will be completely formatted.

You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
6. To Exit the Format Memory Card Menu:

If you would like to exit the format without formatting the memory card, select ‘Cancel’
and press the OK/Shutter button.

You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
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Firmware (Factory Default Settings) Menu
Use this menu to view the Firmware version on your camera or to reset your camera settings to
the Factory Default Settings.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Firmware menu.
3. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
4. To RESET the digital video recorder’s settings to the Factory Default Settings, press the
OK/Shutter button to select ‘Default Setting’.

If you would like to proceed with the reset, select ‘Yes’ and press the OK/Shutter
button to confirm.
The settings will be reset.
You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode with the digital
video recorder settings set to the Factory Default Settings.

If you would like to exit the format, select ‘No’ and press the OK/Shutter button.
You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
Note:
After RESETTING to the Factory settings and turning your digital video recorder off then
on again, you will be prompted to select a system Language, Date / Time, and ViviLink
for Videos and Photos.
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Video Playback Mode
When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Video Capture mode by default.
The Playback mode allows you to review and edit photos and videos that you’ve already taken
with you camera.
Press the MODE button twice to open the Playback Mode.
Playing Videos on Your Digital Video Recorder
1. Select your Video:

Once in Playback mode, press LEFT or RIGHT direction button to scroll through the
images on your digital video recorder’s memory card until you find the video you would
like to view.

Each captured image (videos and photos) will display on the LCD screen.

Videos will appear with an ‘AVI’ icon on the top left of the LCD screen.
2. Play your selected video:

Press the OK/Shutter button to start playing the video.

Press the OK/Shutter button again to pause the video and to continue playing and
pausing as needed.

While the Video is playing all the icons on the top section of the LCD disappear.

To fully stop the video and restore the icons to the LCD, press the UP/T button.
Thumbnail View
Use the W/Zoom Out (DOWN) button to display the images on your camera in Thumbnail View.
The images (videos and photos) on your camera will be displayed in a 3 X 3 matrix where you
can scroll and select images from the thumbnails.
1. Press the W/Zoom Out (DOWN) button.
All the images on your camera will appear in the Thumbnail View.
2. Use the UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT direction buttons to scroll and select the image you
wish to view.
3. Press the OK/Shutter button to enlarge the image full size.
4. Once the selected video is full size you can play and view the video.
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Video Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons
Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons.
Button
Down (W)
Up (T)
Right
Left
Function

Opens the Thumbnail View

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

STOPS a playing video

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Displays the NEXT image

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Displays the PREVIOUS image

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

PLAYS and PAUSES Video Playback

Saves your selected menu option.

Opens the menu options for Video Capture Mode

Toggles between the Photo Capture Mode, Video Capture Mode and
Other:
OK/Shutter
MENU
MODE
Playback Mode

Exits the menu screen
Video Playback Mode Menus
The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Video Playback Mode:
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Delete Menu
While in the Playback mode, you can delete videos from your camera using the Delete menu.
1. View the image you would like to delete.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Delete menu.
4. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
5. To delete the selected video, select “Delete This Video?” and press OK/Shutter button.

If you would like to proceed with deleting the current image: select ‘Yes’ and press the
OK/Shutter button to confirm. The video will be deleted and you will exit the menu and
return to the Playback mode.

If you do not want to delete the current image, select ‘Cancel’ and press the
OK/Shutter button. The video will not be deleted and you will exit the menu and return
to the Playback mode.
6. To delete all the images (videos and photos) you have saved on your SD Memory card,
select ‘Delete All Images’ and press the OK/Shutter button.

If you would like to proceed with deleting all the videos and photos, select ‘Yes’ and
press the OK/Shutter button to confirm.
All of your images will be permanently deleted.
A blank ‘No Files Exist’ screen will appear.
Press the MODE button to exit the ‘No Files Exist’ screen and return to Video Capture
mode.
Remember: All your images will be deleted except images that are Protected/Locked.
To delete a locked image, first unlock the image, then select delete.

If you do not want to delete all of your videos and photos, select ‘Cancel' and press the
OK/Shutter button. All images will remain on your SD card and you will exit the menu
and return to the Playback mode.
ViviLink Menu
The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera’s photos and videos
to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying Vivitar Experience Image Manager
application.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
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2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the ViviLink menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item
6. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
7. An icon will appear on the image with the selected ViviLink destination site.
8. Changing the ViviLink destination site will also make the selected site the new default
ViviLink option. A new default can be selected at any time through this menu.
Protect/Lock Menu
Pictures and Videos taken with your camera can be protected or “locked” to prevent any deletion
or alteration being made to the files.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Protect/Lock
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
6. Any image that is locked will display a lock symbol on the LCD screen when viewing that
image in the Playback mode. Videos that are not locked will not display the lock symbol.
Remember: Protected/Locked videos cannot be deleted.
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Photo Capture Mode
The Photo Capture mode allows you to capture pictures with your digital camera.
The camera’s default mode is Video Mode once powered on.
To change to Photo Capture mode, press the MODE button once.
Taking a Picture
1. While in Photo Capture Mode use the LCD display to direct the camera at the scene you
would like to capture.
2. Press the T/Zoom In (UP) and W/Zoom Out (DOWN) buttons to better set the camera
display if desired.
You can magnify your subject up to 4 times using the digital zoom.
The following Digital Zoom Indicator appears on the right side of the LCD screen:
3. Press the OK/Shutter button to capture your photo.
4. The picture will automatically be saved to the SD Memory card.
Taking a Self Portrait Picture
You can also capture your photos using the flip screen which opens up to 180 degrees.
1.
Before taking the photo, ensure that the Macro Switch on the top of the camera is in the ON
position
2.
. The flower icon will appear on the LCD display.
When you would like to quickly include yourself in the photo, simply flip the LCD display up
and hold the camera steady facing towards you at arm’s length (30~45cm).
3.
Make sure you can see yourself on the LCD screen.
4.
Look at the camera lens.
5.
Click the Shutter button to take the picture.
It’s as easy as twist and shoot!
NOTE:
Self Portrait photos taken without Macro mode ON
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may not be properly focused.
Photo Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons
Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons.
Button
Down (W)
Up (T)
Function
Zoom Out
Zoom In
Self Timer Selection: Toggles between the Self-Timer options (2,
Right
5, or 10 seconds ; Off)
Left
ViviLink Selection: Opens the ViviLink for Photos menu
Other:
Shutter/OK
MENU

Captures your photo

Saves your selected menu option
Opens the menu options for Photo Capture Mode

MODE
Toggles between the Photo Capture Mode, Video Capture Mode
and Playback Mode

Exits the menu screen
Opens the ‘Delete This Photo option and allows you to view and delete
Delete
the last photo taken
Hide/Show the LCD Icons
The display of the icons on the LCD screen can be hidden or visible as desired.
1. Hold the MODE button for 2 seconds to hide the display of the icons on the screen.
2. Press the MODE button again to redisplay the icons on the screen.
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Macro Switch
/
Your camera contains a Macro Switch that allows you to manually enable or disable the Macro
mode on your camera. While using the Macro mode, you can capture images at close range (15
~ 30 cm).
MACRO ON:
To turn the Macro mode ON
Slide the Macro Switch on the top of your camera RIGHT to the flower icon

When enabled, the Macro mode will allow your camera to focus on an object that is close to
.
the camera.

The flower icon
will appear on the LCD and indicates that the Macro mode is ON.
MACRO OFF:
To turn the Macro mode OFF
Slide the Macro Switch on the top of the camera LEFT to the mountain
The mountain

icon.
icon will appear on the LCD display.
When Macro mode is off, images can be captured from 1.5m - ∞ (infinity).
Note:

The Macro mode must be turned OFF when you want to use the following features of your
camera: Flash, Face Detect and Smile Capture.

To Turn the Macro mode OFF: Slide the Macro Switch down to the mountain icon
turn Macro mode OFF.
The mountain
icon will appear on the LCD display.
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Photo Capture Mode Menus
The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Photo Capture Mode:
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Scene Menu
Using the Scene Menu you can choose scene settings that allow your camera to adapt properly
to your current environment.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Scene menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Image Resolution Menu
The Image Resolution menu allows you to choose the desired size of the images taken by your
camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher resolution will also take up more of your
camera’s memory.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Image
Resolution menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Quality Menu
The Image Quality menu allows you to select the desired quality level of the images taken by your
camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher image quality level will also take up more
memory on your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Quality menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Self-Timer Menu
The Self-Timer menu allows you to set a delay between the time that the camera’s shutter button
is pressed and the actual capture of the picture.
This is an optimal feature if you don’t just want to take the picture but would also like to be in the
picture yourself. Just set the desired self-timer delay, press the shutter button on your camera
and position yourself in front of the camera as desired.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Self-Timer menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
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setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Anti-Shake Menu
The Anti-Shake feature reduces image distortion that can be caused by movement of the camera
while capturing the image.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Anti-Shake
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Face Detect Menu
The Face Detect feature when set to ‘On’ allows the camera to use a subject’s face as the basis
for balancing the other colors and focus in the camera’s display. This feature is meant to ensure
that the color and focus of your pictures will be consistently sharp and high-quality.
Note: To properly use the Face Detect option, please ensure the following:

Macro mode off - Face Detect will not work if the camera is in Macro mode. Push the Macro
Switch on the side of the camera for the mountain

icon to appear on the LCD.
Anti-Shake - Ensure that the Anti-Shake option is set to ‘On’. The Anti-Shake option is ‘On’ by
default when you start using your camera and assists you in properly focusing the image.

Distance from the camera – The subject’s face must be no further than 8 to 9 feet (3.5
meters) from the camera and the face must cover at least 20% (1 / 5th) of the picture as ‘seen’
on the LCD screen.
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
Facing the camera - The face of the subject(s) you are photographing must be facing the
camera and must hold the pose for at least 4 to 5 seconds until the green square(s) appears
around the subject`s face.
Face Detect will not work with a side shot of the subject`s head.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Face Detect
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Smile Capture Menu
The Smile Capture feature when set to ‘On’ allows the camera to automatically take a picture
when it detects that a subject in the picture is smiling.
Note: To properly use the Smile Capture feature, please ensure the following:
 Macro mode off – Smile Capture will not work if the camera is in Macro mode. Push the
Macro Switch on the side of the camera for the mountain
icon to appear on the LCD.
 Anti-Shake - Ensure that the Anti-Shake option is set to ‘On’. The Anti-Shake option is ‘On’ by
default when you start using your camera and assists you in properly focusing the image.
 Distance from the camera – The subject’s face must cover a majority of the picture as ‘seen’
on the LCD screen.
 Facing the camera - The face of the subject(s) you are photographing must be facing the
camera and must hold the pose for at least 4 to 5 seconds until the green square(s) appears
around the subject`s face.
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Once a smile is detected the camera will automatically take the picture.
Smile Capture will not work with a side shot of the subject`s head.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Smile Capture
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
White Balance Menu
The White Balance feature allows your camera to adjust the coloring of the captured images
depending on the type of light source in the current environment.
Properly adjusting the White Balance setting to match your current environment will allow the
camera to properly balance the colors in the images that are taken with your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the White Balance
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Color Effect Menu
You can choose to add a color effect to the images taken with your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Color Effect
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Multi SnapShots Menu
When enabled, the Multi Snapshots feature allows you to take five rapid snapshots in a row with a
single click of the shutter button.
This feature can be effective when trying to capture a particular moment in a sporting event or
other scenes with quick movements.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Multi SnapShots
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Image Sharpness Menu
You can set the level of sharpness in the images taken with your camera. The sharpness level
dictates if the edges of objects in the image are more or less distinct.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Image
Sharpness menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Light Exposure Menu
The Light Exposure setting helps you control the amount of light that enters your camera’s lens.
This setting should be adjusted when the environment is lighter or darker than normal.
When the environment has more light than is needed, reduce the exposure setting (by using the
negative - count) to reduce the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.
If the environment has less light (darker) than is needed, increase the exposure setting (by using
the positive + count) to increase the amount of light allowed into the lens by your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Light Exposure
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
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8. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen
9. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Language Menu
You can select your camera’s language setting by selecting the desired language from the
Language menu.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Language menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Silent Mode Menu
You have the option of activating the camera’s Silent mode to disable all of the sound effects
(except for beeps heard during the Self-Timer countdown) that the camera emits when
performing camera functions.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Silent Mode menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
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Auto Power Off Menu
You can use the Auto Power Off feature in order to conserve you camera’s battery life. The
designated time represents when your camera will automatically power off.
When the camera sits idle for the designated period of time, the camera will shut off completely
and will need to be powered on again with the power button before the next use.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Auto Power Off
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Frequency Menu
The options in the Frequency menu represent the frequency of the electrical current in
fluorescent lighting sources in your locale. If your camera is set to a frequency that does not
match your country’s electric current, you may see waves on the images taken by your camera.
50Hz – UK, Europe and Australia
60Hz – US, Canada and South America
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Frequency
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
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8. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the
setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.
Format Memory Card Menu
You can use the Format Memory Card menu to delete all of the content that is currently on your
camera’s memory card.
Keep in mind that formatting the memory card will permanently delete all of the content on
your camera’s memory card.
This option can only delete all of the content at one time. If you would like to delete individual
images, use the Delete menu in the camera’s Playback mode.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Format Memory
Card menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
5. To Format the Memory Card:

If you would like to proceed with the format, select ‘Yes’ and press the OK/Shutter
button to confirm.

The memory card will be completely formatted.

You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
6. To Exit the Format Memory Card Menu:

If you would like to exit the format without formatting the memory card, select ‘Cancel’
and press the OK/Shutter button.

You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
Firmware (Factory Default Settings) Menu
Use this menu to view the Firmware version on your camera or to reset your camera settings to
the Factory Default Settings.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Firmware menu.
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3. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
4. To RESET the digital video recorder’s settings to the Factory Default Settings, press the
OK/Shutter button to select ‘Default Setting’.

If you would like to proceed with the reset, select ‘Yes’ and press the OK/Shutter
button to confirm.
The settings will be reset.
You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode with the digital
video recorder settings set to the Factory Default Settings.

If you would like to exit the format, select ‘Cancel and press the OK/Shutter button.
You will automatically exit the menu and return to the previous mode.
Note:
After RESETTING to the Factory settings and turning your digital video recorder off then
on again, you will be prompted to select a system Language and ViviLink for Videos and
Photos.
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Photo Playback Mode
The Playback mode allows you to review and edit photos and videos that you’ve already taken
with you camera.
When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Video Capture mode by default.
Press the MODE button twice to open the Playback Mode.
Viewing Photos on Your Digital Video Recorder
1. Select your Photo:

Once in Playback mode, press LEFT or RIGHT direction button to scroll through the
images on your digital video recorder’s memory card until you find the image you
would like to view.

Each captured image (videos and photos) will display on the LCD screen.

Photos will appear with a ‘JPG’ icon on the top left of the LCD screen.
2. Zooming In/Out of your selected Photo:

Press the T / Zoom In (UP) button to Zoom In and magnify the selected photo.
Press the OK/Shutter button, and then use the UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT direction
buttons to navigate around the photo.

Press the W/Zoom Out (DOWN) button to Zoom Out of the selected photo.
Thumbnail View
Use the W/Zoom Out (DOWN) button to display the images on your camera in Thumbnail View.
The images (videos and photos) on your camera will be displayed in a 3 X 3 matrix where you
can scroll and select images from the thumbnails.
1. Press the W/Zoom Out (DOWN) button.
All the images on your camera will appear in the Thumbnail View.
2. Use the UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT direction buttons to scroll and select the image you
wish to view.
3. Press the OK/Shutter button to enlarge the image full size.
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Photo Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons
Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons.
Button
Down (W)
Up (T)
Right
Left
Function

Opens the Thumbnail View

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Zooms Out of a selected photo that has been enlarged

Zooms in to a selected photo

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Displays the NEXT image

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Displays the PREVIOUS image

Navigates in the Thumbnail View

Displays the image without on screen icons.

Saves your selected menu option.

Opens the menu options for Photo Capture Mode

Toggles between the Photo Capture Mode, Video Capture Mode and
Other:
OK/Shutter
MENU
MODE
Playback Mode

Exits the menu screen
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Photo Playback Mode Menus
The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Photo Playback Mode:
Delete Menu
While in the Playback Mode, you can delete pictures from your camera through the Delete menu.
1. View the image you would like to delete.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Delete menu.
4. Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.
5. To delete the selected photo, select “Delete This Photo” and press OK/Shutter button.

If you would like to proceed with deleting the current image: select ‘Yes’ and press the
OK/Shutter button to confirm. The photo will be deleted and you will exit the menu and
return to the Playback mode.

If you do not want to delete the current image, select ‘Cancel’ and press the
OK/Shutter button. The photo will not be deleted and you will exit the menu and return
to the Playback mode.
6. To delete all the images (videos and photos) you have saved on your SD Memory card,
select ‘Delete All Images’ and press the OK/Shutter button.

If you would like to proceed with deleting all the videos and photos, select ‘Yes’ and
press the OK/Shutter button to confirm.
All of your images will be permanently deleted.
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A blank ‘No Files Exist’ screen will appear.
Press the MODE button to exit the ‘No Files Exist’ screen and return to Video Capture
mode.
Remember: All your images will be deleted except images that are Protected/Locked.
To delete a locked image, first unlock the image, then select delete.

If you do not want to delete all of your videos and photos, select ‘Cancel' and press the
OK/Shutter button. All images will remain on your SD card and you will exit the menu
and return to the Playback mode.
ViviLink Menu
The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera’s photos and videos
to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying Vivitar Experience Image Manager
application.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the ViviLink menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. An icon will appear on the image with the selected ViviLink destination site when you
return to the Playback display.
7. Changing the ViviLink destination site will also make the selected site the new default
ViviLink option. A new default can be selected at any time through this menu.
8. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
9. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
Rotate Menu
Use this menu to rotate the pictures that you’ve taken with your camera.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Rotate menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
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5. The selected picture will now appear rotated in the Playback mode.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
Protect/Lock Menu
Pictures and Videos taken with your camera can be protected or “locked” to prevent any deletion
or alteration being made to the files.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Protect/Lock
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
6. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
7. Any image that is locked will display a lock symbol on the LCD screen when viewing that
image in the Playback mode. Photos that are not locked will not display the lock symbol.
8. Remember that you cannot delete or edit photos while they are locked.
Slide Show Menu
The Slideshow menu allows you to set the interval length of time that each picture will display
during the slide show.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menus for the current mode.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Slide Show
menu.
3. Press the UP or DOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu option.
4. Press the OK/Shutter button to select and save the desired option.
5. A
selected option icon will appear on the selected item.
6. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item.
7. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.
Note: Press any button to exit the slide show and return to the previous mode.
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Connecting the Digital Video Camera to a TV or HDTV
The digital video camera has an AV/HD port to use your larger TV screen in place of the camera’s
LCD screen. On plugging the TV Cable (supplied) or the HDMI Cable (supplied) to the digital
video camera’s AV or HDMI slot and to the TV, the LCD screen turns blank.
Use the digital video camera normally to capture and playback photos and videos.
The images will appear on the TV instead of on the digital video camera’s LCD screen.
Note: The only limitation of using the TV screen is that the digital video camera is now not
portable.
Connecting to a TV with the TV Cable
1. Connect the TV cable:
Connect the black jack into the digital video camera’s AV slot.
Connect the yellow jack into the TV – Video port.
Connect the white jack into the TV – Audio port.
2. Turn On the TV and the digital video camera, and then set the TV to “AV” mode.
3. Set the TV format on the digital video camera to suit the TV format of your TV set (NTSC or
PAL).
In the Video and Photo Capture Menus, use the TV Mode Menu to select the appropriate TV
format.
4. When the digital video camera is set to Video or Photo Capture mode, you can preview what
you would like to record on the TV screen and view the recording on the TV.
5. When the digital video camera is set to Playback mode, you can review all the captured
photos and videos on the TV.
Connecting to an HDTV with the HDMI Cable
1. Connect the digital video camera to an HDTV with the HDMI cable (supplied) by inserting the
smaller end of the cable into the HD slot of the camera, and the larger end into the HDMI port
on the television.
2. Turn On the HDTV and the digital video camera, and select the appropriate HDMI source from
your television menu settings.
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3. Set the TV format on the digital video camera to suit the TV format of your TV set (NTSC or
PAL).
In the Video and Photo Capture Menus, use the TV Mode Menu to select the TV format.
4. When the digital video camera is set to Video or Photo Capture mode, you can preview what
you would like to record on the HDTV screen and view the recording on the HDTV.
5. When the digital video camera is set to Playback mode, you can review all the captured
photos and videos on the HDTV.
Installing the Software
You must be connected to the internet to install and run the Vivitar Experience Image
Manager software.
1. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The installation screen should
automatically open.
2. On PC: The Vivitar Experience Image Manager Installer window appears. If the window
does not appear, open the application’s CD/DVD drive and click on “Setup.exe” to launch
the installer.
3. On Macintosh: Click the icon that appears on the desktop to install the Vivitar Experience
Image Manager.
4. If you do not have internet access at the time of inserting the CD-ROM, connect to the
internet and then click the “Install Vivitar Experience Image Manager” button to begin the
installation.
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Note: If you do not have internet access, you can still download media from the camera. Click the
“How to transfer photos and videos from my camera to my computer” button for instructions.
5. If you have internet access, the “Choose your language” window opens, choose your
language and click “Next” to open the next window.
6. Select your camera model from the list and click “Next” to open the next window.
7. Click “Next” to confirm your camera model selection and to install the application.
8. Please wait while the application is being installed on your computer.
9. 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.
10. On PC only: Let the “Vivitar Experience Image Manager” installer create the folder to
where the program will be installed, and then click “Install”.
11. Please wait while the application continues the installation process on your computer.
12. On PC: Click the “Close” button when the installation is complete.
Click the “Launch Vivitar Experience Image Manager” to open the application.
13. On Macintosh: Click the “Quit” button when the installation is complete.
Click the “Launch Vivitar Experience Image Manager” to open the application.
14. If you close the application you can run the Vivitar Experience Image Manager from the
Programs (PC) or Applications (Mac) menu on your computer.
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Connecting the Camera to the Computer
1. Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer.
2. Power the camera ON.
3. The first time you connect the device to the computer you will have to wait a few seconds
until the computer recognizes the device.
Getting Photos and Videos from the Camera to the Computer
An SD card needs to be inserted. 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.
2. The “Get Images from device” window opens.
3. You can select to download photos, videos or both.
4. Select your camera (removable disk) from the device window. If your camera is the only
USB device connected then it will be selected automatically.
5. Select a location on the computer where to place the new photo and video files.
6. Add the new photo and video files to albums if desired.
7. Select to remove the media files from the selected device (removable disk) after the
import.
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8. Click the “Get Images” button to transfer the photos and videos from your camera to your
computer.
9. A media download progress bar appears on the bottom left showing the number of media
files downloading to your computer. A message appears when the download is complete.
10. 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 Vivitar Experience Image Manager, you can:

Upload and manage photos and videos to and from the most popular photo sharing and social
networking sites - Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, MySpace, Photobucket, Twitpic, Twitgoo and
YouTube

Seamlessly transfer photos and videos from one social network to another

Organize your images by creating offline and online albums

Edit images using automatic and manual tools

Use automatic “Geotagging” with built in Google Maps
For more details on how to use the Vivitar Experience Image Manager open the Help file or
click the “Take a Tour” button on the application’s Home screen.
Transferring Media from the Camera to the Computer Manually
Transferring Photos and Videos: WINDOWS
1. Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer.
2. MSDC appears on the LCD.
3. A window appears with a list of options, select “Open folder to view files” and click OK.
4. Open the DCIM folder and the folder inside to view the media files.
5. Select the media and copy the files from this folder into your computer. Optionally, select
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the files and choose Copy from the Edit menu. Then select a folder and choose Paste from
the Edit menu.
6. We recommend that you copy the images into the Pictures/My Pictures folder and the
videos into the Videos/My Videos folder.
7. Do not disconnect the cable during transfer. Doing so will cancel the transfer of any files on
their way to your computer.
Transferring Photos and Videos: MACINTOSH
1. Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer.
2. MSDC appears on the LCD.
3. The camera’s device icon appears on the desktop.
4. Click on the device icon and open the DCIM folder and the folder inside to view the media
files.
5. Select the files and drag them into your computer. Optionally, select the files and choose
Copy from the Finder’s Edit menu. Then select a folder and choose Paste from the Edit
menu.
6. We recommend that you copy the images into the Pictures folder and the videos into the
Movies folder.
7. Do not disconnect the cable during transfer. Doing so will cancel the transfer of any files on
their way to your computer.
Transferring Photos and Videos: Apple iPad
Note: Please check your device packaging for compatibility with the iPad.
Apple iPad Camera Connection:
For models that are compatible with the iPad, photos and videos can be imported from your
digital camera to your iPad by following either one of the options below:
1. Connecting your digital camera to your iPad using an iPad Camera Connector:
Plug the Camera Connector into the dock connector port on your iPad, and then attach your
digital camera using a USB cable (included) to the Camera Connector.
NOTE: The iPad Camera Connector is not included. This item may be purchased separately.
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2. Using an iPad SD Card Reader:
Connect the SD Card Reader to your iPad, then insert your digital camera's SD Memory card
into the slot to import photos and videos directly from your camera's SD card.
NOTE: The iPad SD Card Reader is not included. This item may be purchased separately.
After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the ‘Photos’ application. This
allows you to choose which photos and videos to import and to organize them into albums.
Camera Maintenance
The digital camera is a delicate device. Please handle your camera with care to avoid damaging it.
Do not expose your camera to heat sources.
Do not use you camera in wet or moist conditions.
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 will be repaired at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one year from the time
of purchase.
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.
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).
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MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW:
Sakar US
Sakar UK/Europe
Sakar Australia
Sakar International
Attention: Service Department
Return faulty camera to
Attention: Service Department
2D, Siskin Parkway East
the Refund Counter at
195 Carter Drive
4020 Middlemarch Business Park
the store where
Edison, NJ
Coventry, CV3 4PE
purchased
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Technical Support
For technical support issues please visit our website at www.vivitar.com. You can find manuals,
software and FAQ’s at the website. Can’t find what you are looking for? E-mail us at
support@vivitar.com and one of our technical support team members will answer your
questions. For phone support in the US please call 1-800-592-9541, in the UK call 0800 917 4831,
in Australia call 1800-006-614. If you would like to call from anywhere else, please visit
www.vivitar.com for your local toll free number.
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Troubleshooting
Q: I have taken photos and selected the “Get Images” button. I get a message that the
images were successfully transferred but the photos do not appear on my computer.
What do I do?
First ensure that you have in fact taken photos. Press the Shutter button to take some sample
photos and then try downloading them again.
With test photos if the camera powers off before you upload them to the computer the photos are
not stored in the camera`s memory. These photos should be uploaded quickly before the camera
powers off.
If the photos are saved to the SD memory card then all the photos should appear.
Q: How do I make sure I don't lose important pictures?
This camera requires an SD card for normal use. If the camera powers off nothing will happen to
the images stored on the SD memory card. We recommend always downloading your photos to
your computer as soon as possible to prevent unintentional data loss.
Q: I deleted images using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager. The images were also
deleted from my computer. How do I recover images that I accidently deleted?
All images deleted using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager are sent to your computer`s
Recycle or Trash Bin and can be retrieved from there.
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