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Digital Camera
EX-Z30/EX-Z40
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO
Product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the
precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for
future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about
this product, visit the official Exilim Website
at http://www.exilim.com/.
All example procedures in this User’s Guide are based
on the EX-Z40. The same procedures also apply to the
EX-Z30, unless specifically noted otherwise.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
Camera
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-40)
CD-ROM
USB Cradle
(CA-24)
USB Cable
Strap
Basic Reference
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type)
AC power cord *
2
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera.
Special AC Adaptor (Plug-in Type)
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 19
2
General Guide ............................................................ 20
INTRODUCTION
Camera
USB Cradle
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 22
Features ....................................................................... 9
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Precautions ................................................................. 11
General Precautions
Test for proper operation before using the camera!
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
Lens
Other
15
20
21
11
13
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13
14
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22
24
25
Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 25
Attaching the Strap .................................................... 26
Power Requirements ................................................. 26
To load the battery
To remove the battery
To charge the battery
Power Supply Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery! ............................................ 15
26
28
28
33
37
38
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 16
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 39
To record an image .................................................... 17
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 42
To configure display language and clock settings
To view a recorded image .......................................... 17
To delete an image ..................................................... 18
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INTRODUCTION
45
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 67
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 69
Recording an Image ................................................... 45
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
Recording Precautions
About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Adjusting White Balance Manually
45
46
48
49
49
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot) .................................... 77
Using Zoom ................................................................ 51
51
52
Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 79
Recording Audio ......................................................... 81
Using the Flash .......................................................... 53
Flash Unit Status
Flash Precautions
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
55
55
REC Mode Camera Settings ..................................... 86
Specifying Image Size and Quality ............................ 58
61
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
58
60
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 61
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Pan Focus Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
81
83
Using the Histogram .................................................. 84
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 56
To specify the image size
To specify image quality
73
Combining Shots of Two People into
a Single Image (Coupling Shot) ................................. 75
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 50
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
70
Using the BESTSHOT Mode ..................................... 71
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65
65
66
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88
88
89
90
91
INTRODUCTION
92
PLAYBACK
112
Basic Playback Operation .......................................... 92
Playing an Audio Snapshot
DELETING FILES
Deleting a Single File ................................................ 112
93
Deleting All Files ....................................................... 113
Flipping the Display .................................................... 94
Zooming the Display Image ....................................... 95
114
FILE MANAGEMENT
Resizing an Image ..................................................... 96
Folders ...................................................................... 114
Cropping an Image ..................................................... 97
Memory Folders and Files
Playing a Movie .......................................................... 99
Displaying the 9-image View ................................... 100
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
101
Displaying the Calendar Screen .............................. 101
To
To
To
To
104
105
105
106
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 107
121
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 108
copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
display a file in the FAVORITE folder
delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
delete all files from the FAVORITE folder
116
118
119
120
OTHER SETTINGS
Configuring Sound Settings ..................................... 121
Adding Audio to a Snapshot .................................... 109
To re-record audio
115
116
Using the FAVORITE Folder ..................................... 116
Playing a Slide Show ............................................... 102
To specify the slideshow images
To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
Using the Photo Stand Feature
114
Protecting Files ......................................................... 115
To configure sound settings
To set the volume level
110
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ........................ 111
121
122
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 122
Configuring Power Down Image Settings ................ 123
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 125
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Using the Alarm ........................................................ 126
To set an alarm
Stopping the Alarm
142
126
127
DPOF ........................................................................ 143
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
Setting the Clock ...................................................... 127
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
127
128
129
144
145
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT ............... 146
To print a single image
To print a group of images
Printing Precautions
Using World Time ..................................................... 129
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
To configure summer time (DST) settings
PRINTING IMAGES
129
130
131
146
148
149
PRINT Image Matching II ............................................. 150
Exif Print ................................................................... 150
Changing the Display Language ............................. 132
Changing the USB Port Protocol ............................. 132
151
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Buttons
Configuring [
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 133
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 151
USB Connection Precautions
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 135
157
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 157
136
USB Connection Precautions
USING A MEMORY CARD
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 137
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
161
Operations You Can Perform from Your Computer . 161
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images to a
Computer .................................................................. 162
137
138
138
139
Memory Data ............................................................ 163
DCF Protocol
Memory Directory Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
Copying Files ........................................................... 140
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a
memory card
140
To copy a file from a memory card to built-in memory 141
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163
165
165
INTRODUCTION
166
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
183
Using the Album Feature ......................................... 166
Creating an album
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
To delete an album
Menu Reference ....................................................... 183
166
168
168
171
173
174
Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 185
REC mode
PLAY mode
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Display Messages
Main Specifications
174
176
178
178
178
179
179
180
180
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on
a Macintosh .............................................................. 180
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
192
Specifications ........................................................... 193
Installing Software from the CD-ROM
in Windows ............................................................... 177
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
186
187
187
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 188
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ............... 174
About the bundled CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software)
Computer System Requirements
APPENDIX
180
181
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INTRODUCTION
• The USB driver (mass storage) uses Phoenix
Technologies Ltd. software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties
which may arise through the use of the EX-Z30/EXZ40.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for any damages or losses suffered by you or
any third party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss caused by
deletion of data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or
battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important
data on other media to protect against its loss.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, and
audio files violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
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• Auto Pan Focus (page 62)
When you press the shutter release all the way down
without pausing, the camera immediately records the
image without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed.
This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you
wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 136)
• Easy Charging (page 28)
Just place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge its
battery.
• Easy Image Transfer (page 151)
Transfer images to a computer simply by placing the
camera onto the USB cradle.
• Photo Stand feature (page 106)
A slideshow of images in file memory can be played while
the camera is on its USB cradle.
• BESTSHOT (page 71)
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures
every time.
• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot (pages 75, 77)
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a
previously recorded background image. This means you
can create images that include you and your friend, even
if you are the only two people around. You can use
Coupling Shot and Pre-shot by selecting the applicable
sample images in the BESTSHOT mode.
Features
• High-resolution CCD for beautiful prints
EX-Z30: 3.20 million pixels (3.34 million total pixels)
EX-Z40: 4.00 million pixels (4.23 million total pixels)
• 2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• Long battery life
The camera’s low-power design combines with a largecapacity battery to provide more recording and playback
between charges.
• 12X seamless zoom (page 51)
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• 9.7MB Flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• REC mode or PLAY mode power up (page 37)
Press the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) to turn on the
camera and enter the mode you want to use.
• Multi Auto Focus (page 63)
When “Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at seven
different points and automatically selects the best one.
This makes it possible to avoid erroneous focusing on the
background, and ensure proper focus for a wide range of
image types.
• Pan Focus (page 64)
This feature lets you lock the focus point and ensures that
you do not miss that special moment when it happens.
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• Calendar screen (page 101)
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded
for that date, which helps to make searching for a
particular image quicker and easier.
• Triple Self-timer mode (page 56)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Real-time histogram (page 84)
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than
ever before.
• Snapshot + Audio Mode (page 81)
Adds audio to a snapshot.
• Movie + Audio Mode (page 79)
• World Time (page 129)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Voice Recording (page 83)
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• After Recording (page 109)
Adds audio to images after they are recorded.
• Alarm (page 126)
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can also have a specific image appear, or a movie or
audio file to play when the alarm time is reached.
• Selectable Sound Settings (page 121)
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter release button halfway or all the way, or perform a key operation.
• Album Function (page 166)
HTML files are generated automatically to create an
album of recorded images. Album contents can be viewed
and printed using a standard Web browser. Images can
also be incorporated into Web pages quickly and easily.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the
digital camera and printers.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 143)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by
professional print services.
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• PRINT Image Matching II Compatible (page 150)
Images include PRINT Image Matching II data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
Precautions
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-Z30/EX-Z40.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the
camera” refer to the CASIO EX-Z30/EX-Z40 Digital
Camera.
• USB DIRECT-PRINT support (page 146)
Your camera supports USB DIRECT-PRINT, which was
developed by Seiko Epson Corporation. When connected
directly to a printer that supports USB DIRECT-PRINT,
you can select images to print and start the print
operation directly from the camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so
creates the danger of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electric shock when exposed. Always leave
maintenance and repair work up to a CASIO authorized
service center.
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
• Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out
of the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally,
contact your physician immediately.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating
a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s
vision and create the danger of accident.
• PictBridge support (page 146)
Your camera supports the PictBridge standard of the
Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). You
can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge, and perform image selection and printing
using the camera monitor screen and controls.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands (page 175)
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
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• Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage
if it is fired too close to the eyes. This is especially true
with young children. When using the flash, the camera
should be at least one meter (3.3´) from the eyes of the
subject.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the danger of fire
and electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the
rain or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom,
etc.
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn it off. Next, taking
care you do not burn your fingers, remove the camera’s
battery and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the danger of fire and electric shock.
After making sure there is no more smoke coming from
the camera, take it to your nearest CASIO authorized
service center for repair. Never attempt your own
maintenance.
• Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device
besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor
besides the one that comes with this camera.
• Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor power cord
from the power outlet and clean the area around the
prongs of the plug. Dust build up around the prongs can
create the danger of fire.
• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
• Never use the camera inside of an aircraft or in any other
areas where its use is prohibited. Doing so can result in
an accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the data stored in its memory to be deleted. Be
sure to always keep backup copies of data by transferring
them to personal computer memory.
• Never open the battery compartment cover, disconnect
the AC adaptor from the camera, or unplug the AC
adaptor from the wall socket while recording images.
Doing so will not only make storage of the current image
impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in file memory.
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Test for proper operation before using
the camera!
Operating conditions
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
Before using the camera to record important images, make
sure you first record a number of test images and check the
results to ensure that the camera is configured correctly
and operating properly (page 17).
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
Data Error Precautions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
— Removing the battery or memory card, or setting the
camera onto the USB cradle while the camera is
performing a record or memory access operation
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
placing the camera onto the USB cradle while the
operation lamp is still flashing after you turn off the
camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera
from the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor
from the USB cradle while a data communication
operation is being performed
— Low battery power
— Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 192). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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Condensation
Lens
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or
otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature,
there is the possibility that condensation can form on the
exterior or on interior components. Condensation can
cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid
exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera
into a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is
much warmer or colder than your current location. Leave
it in the plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a
chance to reach the same temperature as the new
location. If condensation does form, remove the battery
from the camera and leave the battery compartment
cover open for a few hours.
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can
interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the
lens with your fingers. You can remove dust particles
from the lens surface by using a lens blower to blow them
off. Next, wipe the surface of the lens with a soft lens
cloth.
Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery!
1. Load the battery (page 26).
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the
battery (page 28).
1
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where
you purchased the camera.
• It takes about 190 minutes to achieve a full charge.
1 Inlet Type
Stopper
2
2
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
1 Plug-in Type
3
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QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
• Be sure to configure the following settings
before using the camera to record images.
(See page 42 for details.)
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Press [] to select the language you want.
1
3. Press [SET] to register the language setting.
4. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the geographical
area you want, and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the city you want, and then
press [SET].
6. Use [] and [] to select the summer time (DST)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
setting you want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [] and [] to select the date format setting you
want, and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
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To record an image
To view a recorded image
(See page 45 for details.)
Green
operation lamp
1
3
(See page 92 for details.)
1
10
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
04/ 12/24
04/12
24
12:58
12
58
Focus frame
Snapshot Mode icon
2
2
1. Press [
1. Press [
] (REC).
• If the
(Snapshot Mode) icon is not on the monitor screen,
use the procedure under “Using the On-screen Menus” (page
39) to change the “REC Mode” setting to “
Snapshot”.
2. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and
then press the shutter release button half way.
• When proper focus is achieved, the focus frame turns green
and the green operation lamp lights.
3. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
release button.
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] (PLAY).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the
images.
QUICK START GUIDE
To delete an image
(See page 112 for details.)
1
2, 3, 4, 5
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Press [] (
).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want to delete.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything, select
“Cancel”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
GETTING READY
■ Button Operations
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
About This Manual
■ On-screen Text
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
■ Terminology
■ File Memory
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
“this camera” or “the
camera”
The CASIO EX-Z30/EX-Z40
Digital Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 46)
“battery”
The NP-40 Rechargeable
Lithium Ion Battery
“optional charger unit”
The optionally available CASIO
BC-30L rapid Charger Unit
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
• The camera’s built-in Flash memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 114.
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GETTING READY
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
■ Front
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■ Back
3
4 5
7 8
90 A
B
1 Shutter release button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 Microphone
5 Self-timer lamp
6 Lens
C
H
6
20
G
F E
D
7 Viewfinder
8 Operation lamp
9 [ ] (PLAY mode)
0 [ ] (REC mode)
A [MENU] button
B Zoom button
C Strap ring
D [SET] button
E [][][][]
F [DISP] button
G Monitor Screen
H Speaker
GETTING READY
■ Bottom
USB Cradle
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
•
•
•
•
I
J K
Battery charging (page 28)
Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 151)
Direct connection to a printer for printing (page 146)
Viewing of images using the Photo Stand slideshow
feature (page 106).
■ Front
I Battery compartment cover
J Connector
K Tripod screw hole
1
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
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L
5 4
1 Camera connector
2 [USB] lamp
3 [USB] button
4 [CHARGE] lamp
5 [PHOTO] button
■ Back
L Stopper
M Memory card slot
N Battery compartment
M
6 [DC IN 5.3V]
(AC adaptor connector)
6
7
N
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7 [USB]
(USB port)
GETTING READY
Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
REC mode
1 2 34 5
C
2 Focus Mode indicator
6
None
Snapshot
Macro
BESTSHOT
7
Pan Focus
Movie
8
Infinity
Snapshot Audio
Manual Focus
Voice Recording
9
3 White balance indicator 6 Memory capacity
None
0
Auto
(Remaining number of storable
images)
Movie Recording: Remaining
recording time
Sunlight
Overcast
Shade
B
A
7 Image size
Light Bulb
Fluorescent
1 Flash Mode indicator
None
5 REC modes
Auto Focus
Auto
Flash Off
Manual
4 Self-timer
None
1-Image
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
• If the camera detects that flash is
required while auto flash is selected, the
flash on indicator will appear when the
shutter release button is pressed half
way.
10s
2s
x3
Self-timer 10 sec
Self-timer 2 sec
Triple self-timer
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• EX-Z30
2048 ҂ 1536 pixels
2048 ҂ 1360 (3:2) pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Recording: recording
time
• EX-Z40
2304 ҂ 1728 pixels
2304 ҂ 1536 (3:2) pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Recording: recording
time
8 Quality
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
9
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected
for data storage.
0 Date and time
A EV value
B Battery capacity
C Focus frame
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
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D
D Digital zoom indicator
E Shutter speed value
E
F
G
• An out of range aperture or shutter speed
causes the corresponding monitor screen
value to turn amber.
F Aperture value
G ISO sensitivity
H
H Zoom indicator
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
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PLAY mode
12
3
4
5
6
1 PLAY mode file type
Snapshot Audio
2 Image protection indicator
3 Folder number/File number
8
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Movie
Voice Recording
7
5 Quality
Snapshot
4 Image size
• EX-Z30
2048 ҂ 1536 pixels
2048 ҂ 1360 (3:2) pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Playback: Elapsed play time
• EX-Z40
2304 ҂ 1728 pixels
2304 ҂ 1536 (3:2) pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Playback: Elapsed play time
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6
Built-in memory selected for data
storage.
Memory card selected for data storage.
7 Date and time
8 Battery capacity
IMPORTANT!
• Some information may not
display properly if you display an
image that was recorded using a
different digital camera model.
GETTING READY
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Indicator Lamps
You can find out the operational status of the camera and
the USB cradle at a glance by checking the color of the
indicator lamps, and whether a lamp is lit or flashing. For
details, see “Indicator Lamp Reference” on page 185.
Each press of the [DISP] button changes the contents of
the monitor screen as shown below.
Indicators
on
(page 22)
Histogram
on
(page 84)
Indicators
off
Monitor
screen off
Self-timer lamp
Green operation lamp
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen in the
following cases:
In the PLAY mode, in the BESTSHOT mode, when
not recording in the Movie mode.
• You cannot use the [DISP] button to change the
contents of the monitor screen while a movie is being
recorded, or while standing by for or performing
audio recording.
• In the Voice Recording mode, you can only turn
indicators on and off.
Red operation lamp
[USB] lamp
[CHARGE] lamp
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Attaching the Strap
Power Requirements
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-40).
To load the battery
1. While pressing the battery compartment
cover on the bottom of the camera, slide the
cover in the direction indicated by the arrow,
and then swing it open.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
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2. While pulling the stopper in the direction
3. Swing the battery compartment cover closed,
indicated by the arrow in the illustration, align
the (– ) mark on the battery with the (– ) mark
on the camera and slide the battery into the
camera.
and then slide it in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
(–) mark
Stopper
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type
of battery is not supported.
The battery is not charged when you purchase the
camera. You need to charge the battery before using
the camera for the first time (page 28).
(–) marks
NP-40
• Push the bottom of the battery, and make sure that
the stopper securely locks the battery in place.
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To remove the battery
To charge the battery
1. Open the battery compartment cover.
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
2. Pull the stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
• This will cause the battery to come part way out of
the slot.
USB Cradle
[DC IN 5.3V]
Stopper
AC Adaptor
AC power cord
3. Release the stopper and pull the battery from
the camera.
• Take care so you do not drop the battery.
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NOTE
NOTE
• The bundled AC adaptor is designed for operation
with any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V
AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to country or geographic
area. If you plan to use the AC adaptor in a
geographic area where the power receptacle shape
is different from that in your area, replace the AC
power cord with one of the other ones that comes
with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the
power outlets in that area.
• The AC adaptor is designed for operation on power
ranging from 100V AC to 240V AC. Note, however,
that the shape of the power cord plug varies
according to country or geographic area. It is up to
you to find out if the shape of the AC adaptor power
cord plug is compatible with local power outlets when
traveling abroad.
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Set the camera onto
the USB cradle.
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
AC Adaptor
• Do not place the
camera onto the USB
cradle while it is turned
on.
USB Cradle
• The [CHARGE] lamp
on the USB cradle
should turn red,
indicating that charging
has started. When
charging is complete,
the [CHARGE] lamp
will turn green.
[DC IN 5.3V]
[CHARGE] lamp
4. After charging is complete, remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
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IMPORTANT!
• If the [CHARGE] lamp starts flashing red, it means
that an error occurs while charging. An error can be
caused by any of the following: a problem with the
USB cradle, a problem with the camera, or a problem
with the battery or how it is loaded. Remove the
camera from the USB cradle and see if it works
normally.
• You can use the USB cradle to charge the camera’s
battery, to exchange data with a computer over a
USB connection, or when using the Photo Stand
feature only.
• It takes about 190 minutes to achieve a full charge.
Actual charging time depends on current battery
capacity and charging conditions.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-24) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available rapid charger unit
(BC-30L) to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable
lithium ion battery. Never use any other charging
device.
• Use only the bundled AC adaptor. Never use any
other type of AC adaptor. Do not use optionally
available AD-C40, AD-C620 and AD-C630 AC
adaptors with this camera.
• Make sure that the camera connector of the USB
cradle is securely inserted into the camera’s
connector as far as it will go.
• The [CHARGE] lamp may remain amber colored and
the charge operation may not start right away if you
try to charge immediately after using the camera
(which causes battery to become warm) or when it is
too hot or too cold where you are performing the
charge operation. If this happens, simply wait until
the battery reaches normal temperature. The
[CHARGE] lamp will turn red and charging will start
when the battery temperature returns to the
allowable charging temperature range.
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■ If the camera works normally
■ Battery Life Guidelines
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time under the conditions defined below the
table, until power automatically turns off due to battery
failure. They do not guarantee that the battery will provide
the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures and
continued use reduce battery life.
1. Continue using the camera until the current
charge is used up, and then charge the
battery.
■ If the camera does not work normally
Model
EX-Z30
EX-Z40
This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is
loaded.
Operation
Apporoximate
Battery Life
Apporoximate
Battery Life
1. Remove the battery from the camera and
Number of Shots
(CIPA)*1
(Operating Time)
360 shots
(180 minutes)
360 shots
(180 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Continuous
Recording*2
(Operating Time)
1260 shots
(210 minutes)
1140 shots
(190 minutes)
Continuous Playback*3
(Continuous Snapshot
Recording)
360 minutes
360 minutes
Continuous Voice
Recording*4
300 minutes
300 minutes
check the battery contacts for dirt. If the
contacts are dirty, wipe them clean with a dry
cloth.
2. Check to make sure that the AC adaptor’s
power cord is connected securely to the
power outlet and USB cradle.
• If the same symptoms occur again when you place
the camera on the USB cradle after taking the above
steps, contact a CASIO authorized service center.
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GETTING READY
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1230mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
• The above values are based on a new battery starting
from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery
life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA)
• CIPA Standard
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
■ Tip to Make the Battery Last Longer
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 53 for more
information.
• You can also conserve battery power by using the [DISP]
button to turn off the monitor screen.
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 10 seconds, alternating full
wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous
recording.
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■ Low Battery Indicator
Power Supply Precautions
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is
. Charge the battery immediately
whenever either of these indicators appears.
Note the following precautions when handling or using the
battery and the optional charger unit.
Battery Level
High
■ Battery Handling Precautions
● SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Be sure to read the following Safety Precautions before
trying to use the battery for the first time. Keep these safety
precautions and all operating instructions on hand for
future reference.
Low
Indicator
NOTES
• The term “battery” in this manual refers to the CASIO
NP-40 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-24) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available rapid charger unit
(BC-30L) to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable
lithium ion battery. Never use any other charging
device.
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• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat
generation, discoloration, deformation, or any other
abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera or
optional charger unit and keep it away from open flame.
• If the battery does not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of overheating, fire,
and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery
fluid get into your eyes accidentally, immediately rinse
them with clean tap water and then consult a physician.
• Be sure to read page 28 of this User’s Guide and the
instructions that come with the optional charger unit
before using or charging the battery.
• If the battery is to be used by young children, make
sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the
precautions and proper handling instructions and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from the battery accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using the battery creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger except the
optional charger unit specified for the battery.
— Never try to use the battery to power any other
device other than this camera.
— Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
— Never place the battery in a microwave oven, throw
it into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when you
load it into the camera or attach it to the optional
charger unit.
— Never carry or store the battery together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.)
— Never try to take the battery apart, modify it in any
way, or expose it to strong impact.
— Do not immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave the battery under direct
sunlight, in an automobile parked in the sun, or in
any other area subject to high temperatures.
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● BATTERY STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
● PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
• Make sure you remove the battery when you do not
plan to use the camera for a long time. A battery left in
the camera discharges very small amounts of power
even when power is turned off, which can lead to a
dead battery or the need for longer charging before the
next use.
• Store the battery in a cool, dry place (20°C (68 °F) or
lower).
• The battery is designed for use with this CASIO digital
camera only.
• Use only the USB cradle that comes with the camera or
the specified optional charger unit to charge the
battery. Never use any other type of charger unit for
charging.
• A new battery is not charged. Be sure to charge the
battery before using it for the first time.
• Use of a battery in cold environments shortens the
operating time you can expect on a full charge. Charge
the battery in a location where the temperature is in the
range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Charging
outside this temperature range can cause charging to
take longer than normal or even cause charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Replace the battery with a new one.
• Never wipe the battery with thinner, benzene, alcohol,
or other volatile agents or chemically treated rags.
Doing so can cause deformation of the battery and lead
to malfunction.
● USING THE BATTERY
• See page 28 of this manual or the instructions that
come with the optional charger unit for information
about charging procedures and charging times.
• When transporting a battery, keep it either loaded in
the camera or stored in its case.
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■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
Caution!
• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage
is outside the rating marked on the AC
adaptor. Doing so can create the danger of
fire or electric shock. Use only the bundled
AC adaptor specified for this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor cord to become
cut or damaged, do not place heavy objects
on it, and keep it away from heat. A damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor cord, or
subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
• Do not overload extension cords or wall
outlets. Doing so creates the danger of fire
and electric shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a
replacement from a CASIO authorized service
center. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates
the danger of fire or electric shock.
Caution!
• Use the AC adaptor where it will not be
splashed with water. Water creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
• Do not place a vase or any other container
filled with liquid on top of the AC adaptor.
Water creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor.
• Charging, USB data communication, and using the Photo
Stand feature can cause the AC adaptor to become
warm. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC
adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
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NOTES
Turning the Camera On and Off
• Pressing [
] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [
] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
■ To turn on the camera
Press the power button, [
] (REC) button, or [
] (PLAY)
button. This will cause the green operation lamp to light
momentarily, and then power will turn on. The mode the
camera enters depends on which button you pressed to
turn it on.
To enter this mode at
startup:
Press this button to turn on the camera:
REC
Power button or [
PLAY
[
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
]
(PLAY) to turn it back on again.
• Pressing the power button or [
] (REC) to turn on
the camera also causes the lens to extend. Take
care to any interference with the lens operation or
allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.
] (REC) button
] (PLAY) button
Green operation lamp
Power button
[
] (PLAY)
[
] (REC)
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■ To turn off the camera
Configuring Power Saving Settings
Press the power button to turn off the camera.
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
NOTE
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor screen
if no operation is performed for a specified
amount of time in the REC mode.
Performing any button operation causes
the monitor screen to turn back on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform any
operation for a specified amount of time.
• You can setup the camera so it does not turn on
when you press the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY)
button, or to turn off when you press the [
] (REC)
or [
] (PLAY) button. For details, see “Configuring
[
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Buttons Power On/Off
Functions” on page 133.
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
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● See page 39 for information about how to use
menus.
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Sleep
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
Using the On-screen Menus
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
1. Press the power
selected setting, and then press [SET].
button or the [
(REC) button.
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
Power button
]
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
press the [
] (PLAY)
button.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device through the USB cradle
— While a slideshow is in progress
— While playing back a voice recording file
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[
][
]
GETTING READY
● Menu Screen Operations
2. Press [MENU].
Tab
[MENU]
[SET]
[][ ][][ ]
Settings
Selection cursor (indicates the
currently selected item)
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When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [] and [].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [].
Move between the settings
Press [] and [].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [] and [].
Register an option
selection and exit the menu
screen
Press [SET].
Register an option
selection and return to the
menu screen
Press [].
Exit the menu screen
Press the [MENU] button.
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3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
6. Perform one of the following operations to
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
apply the setting you configured.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
• Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“REC Mode”
item.
To do this:
Perform this key operation:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Press [].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 183 for more information
about menus.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
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IMPORTANT!
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
• The camera’s clock settings are cleared whenever
power is totally cut off. This can happen if the battery
goes dead while the camera is not being supplied
power by the USB cradle. The clock setting screen
will appear automatically the next time you turn on
power after the settings are cleared. Set the date
and time before using the camera.
• The current date and time settings will be cleared if
the battery remains dead without being charged for
about two days.
• Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings
before using the camera.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
•
•
•
•
Display language
Home city
Date Style
Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
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3. Use [], [], [], and
To configure display language and clock
settings
[] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
1. Press the power button, the [
[
] (REC) or the
] (PLAY) button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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When you want to do this:
Select this setting:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
Keep time using standard time
Off
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6. Use [] and [] to
7. Set the current date
change the date format
setting, and then press
[SET].
and the time.
Example: December 24, 2004
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
04/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/04
DD/MM/YY
12/24/04
MM/DD/YY
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] and [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] and [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure your fingers or the strap does not block
the flash, microphone or lens.
Recording an Image
Flash
Microphone
Aiming the Camera
Lens
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
• Horizontal
• Vertical
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
NOTE
• Your image will be blurred if you move the camera
when pressing the shutter release button. Press the
shutter release button carefully, taking care that
there is no camera movement. This is especially
important when available lighting is low, which slows
down the shutter speed.
When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
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• This causes an image or a message to appear on
the monitor screen.
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
• When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 136).
1. Press the power button or the [
• This enters the REC mode for image recording.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode when it turns on,
the message “There are no files” will appear if you do
not have any images stored in memory yet. In
addition, the
icon will be visible at the top of the
display. If this happens, press [
] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
] (REC)
2. Change the “REC Mode” setting to “
button to turn on the camera.
[
Snapshot”.
]
• Press [MENU], use the cursor keys to select the
“REC” tab and then “REC Mode”, press [왘], select
“
Snapshot”, and then press [SET]. For details,
see “Using the On-screen Menus” (page 39).
N/OFF
• The
(Snapshot Mode) icon is displayed on the
monitor screen while the Snapshot Mode is selected.
• You can also use the key customization feature to
assign the mode change operation to the cursor
keys, so the “REC Mode” is changed whenever you
press the [왗] or [왘] key (page 89).
Power button
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3. Compose the image
Snapshot Mode icon
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
• The focusing range of
the camera in the Auto
Focus mode is
approximately 40cm
(1.3 feet) to infinity (∞)
(page 62).
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus frame
and the green operation
lamp.
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● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
Focus frame
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 50).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose
images, you can use the [DISP] button to turn off the
monitor screen and conserve battery power.
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is in focus.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
• Make sure you are not
blocking the lens or the
flash with your fingers
while recording an
image.
4. Press the shutter release
button half way to focus the
image.
• When you press the shutter
release button half way, the
camera’s Auto Focus feature
automatically focuses the image,
and displays the shutter speed
and aperture values.
Green operation lamp
Lens
Shutter release
button
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5. After making sure that the
Recording Precautions
image is focused properly,
press the shutter release
button the rest of the way
down to record.
• The number of images that can
be stored in memory depends on
the image size and image quality
setting you are using (pages 58,
60).
• Never open the battery compartment cover or place the
camera onto the USB cradle while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so not only causes the current
image to be lost, it can also corrupt images already stored
in file memory and even lead to malfunction of the
camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• When “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting
(page 86), the camera automatically adjusts its sensitivity
in accordance with the brightness of the subject. This can
cause some static noise to appear in images of relatively
dark subjects.
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 86), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a slower shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off (page 53).
• If unwanted light is shining on the lens, shade the lens
with your hand when recording the image.
Shutter release
button
• Press the shutter release button gently to avoid
camera movement.
IMPORTANT!
• When the “REC” tab’s “Auto PF” setting is turned on
(page 62), the camera immediately records the
image using Pan Focus (page 64) without waiting for
Auto Focus to be performed when you press the
shutter release all the way down without pausing.
This helps to avoid missing a special moment while
you wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
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About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
• Auto Focus tends not to work well if the camera is moved
during recording, or when recording the types of subjects
listed below.
— Solid color walls or objects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit objects
— Polished metal or other brightly reflective objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple images that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that an image is in focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 66) or manual
focus (page 65).
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The
image saved in file memory has much better resolution
and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the
response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some static noise in the monitor screen
image.
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Optical Viewfinder
• The frame that is visible inside of the viewfinder
indicates the image recorded at a distance of about
one meter (3.3´). When the subject is closer than one
meter, the recorded image will be different from what
you see inside the viewfinder frame.
• Since the monitor screen shows exactly what will be
recorded, always use it for composing your images in
the Macro and Manual Focus modes.
You can conserve battery power by turning off the
camera’s monitor screen (page 25) and using the optical
viewfinder to compose images.
Short distance
to subject
Viewfinder frame
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Using Zoom
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom.
Optical Zoom
Zoom out
Zoom in
The range of the optical zoom factor is shown below.
Optical Zoom Factor Range: 1X to 3X
2. Compose the image, and then press the
shutter release button.
1. In the REC mode, press
the zoom button to
change the zoom factor.
NOTES
• The optical zoom factor also affects the lens
aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against
hand movement when using the telephoto setting
(zoom in).
Zoom button
To do this:
Press this side of the zoom button:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
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5. Hold down the
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom indicator
(Telephoto) zoom
button to increase the
optical zoom factor.
Digital zoom is activated after you reach the maximum
optical zoom factor (3X). It enlarges the part of the image
at the center of the image screen. The range of the digital
zoom factor is shown below.
• When the digital zoom
factor reaches its
maximum value (3X), it
stops momentarily. Keep
(Telephoto)
the
zoom button depressed
and zoom will switch
over to digital zoom
automatically.
Digital Zoom Factor Range: 3X to 12X
(in combination with optical
zoom)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
Zoom indicator
• Switching to digital zoom causes the zoom indicator
to appear on the monitor screen. The zoom indicator
shows the current approximate zoom factor.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
then press [왘].
4. Select “On”, and then press [SET].
Optical Zoom
Digital
Zoom
• Selecting “Off” disables digital zoom.
1X
3X
Current zoom factor
12X
6. Compose the image, and then press the
shutter release button.
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Flash
• Digital zoom is disabled whenever the monitor
screen is turned off (page 25).
• Using digital zoom can cause degradation of the
recorded image.
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Press [왔] (
) to select
the flash mode.
• Each press of [왔] (
)
cycles through the flash
mode settings shown below
on the monitor screen.
[ 왔] (
Flash mode indicator
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To do this:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Select this setting:
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects
off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is
selected as the flash mode, the camera performs two preflash operations, one designed to cause the irises in the
eyes of any people in the image to close, and one for the
Auto Focus operation. This is followed by another flash
operation for actual recording of the image.
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
In this case, the flash fires automatically
when required
IMPORTANT!
Note the following important points when using redeye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people
in the image are looking directly at the camera during
the pre-flash. Before pressing the shutter release
button, call out to the subjects so they all look at the
camera while the pre-flash operation is performed.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the
subjects are located far away from the camera.
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are
pre-flashes, which the camera uses to obtain
information that it uses for exposure settings. The
final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep
the camera still until the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter release button while the red operation
lamp is flashing.
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Flash Unit Status
Flash Precautions
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter release button half way and checking the
monitor screen and red operation lamp.
Take care that your fingers do
not block the flash when you
hold the camera. Covering the
flash with your finger can
greatly reduce its
effectiveness.
The
indicator is also
shown on the monitor
screen when the flash unit
is ready to fire.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
a flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode. This is
indicated by
(Flash Off) on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when battery
power is low. Low battery power is indicated by
(Flash
Off) on the monitor screen, and when the flash fails to fire
properly resulting in poor image exposure. When these
symptoms occur, charge the camera’s battery as soon as
possible.
• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is selected, flash
intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with the
exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is
brightly lit.
Red operation lamp*
* Red operation lamp
When the red operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
Flash
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• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10second delay of the shutter release after you press the
shutter release button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you
perform three consecutive self-timer operations to record
three images.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Self-timer”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the self-timer time
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
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To do this:
5. Record the image.
Select this setting:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
X3
Disable the self-timer
Off
Self-timer lamp
• When you press the
shutter release button,
the self-timer lamp
flashes and the shutter
releases after the selftimer reaches the end
of its countdown.
• With the Triple Self-timer, the camera records a
series of three images in the sequence described
below.
• You can interrupt an
ongoing self-timer
countdown by pressing
the shutter release
button while the selftimer lamp is flashing.
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown
and then records the first image.
2. The camera prepares to record the next image.
The amount of time required for preparation
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and
“Quality” settings, the type of memory (built-in or
card) you are using for image storage, and
whether or not the flash is charging.
NOTE
• The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting
with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid
blurring of images due to hand movement.
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Specifying Image Size and Quality
want, and then press [SET].
You can specify the image size and image quality to suit
the type of image you are recording.
To specify the image size
“Image size” is the size of the image, expressed as the
number of vertical and horizontal pixels. A “pixel” is one of
the many tiny dots that make up the image. More pixels
provide finer detail when an image is printed, but a higher
pixel count also causes the image’s file size of to be larger.
You can select an image size to suit your needs for greater
detail or smaller file size.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Size”, and then
press [왘].
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• EX-Z30
2048 x 1536
:
2048 x 1360 (3:2) :
1600 x 1200
:
1280 x 960
:
640 x 480
:
2048
2048
1600
1280
640
x 1536
x 1360
x 1200
x 960
x 480
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
• EX-Z40
2304 x 1728
:
2304 x 1536 (3:2) :
1600 x 1200
:
1280 x 960
:
640 x 480
:
2304
2304
1600
1280
640
x 1728
x 1536
x 1200
x 960
x 480
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
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■EX-Z40
NOTES
• The following are guidelines for selecting the image
size.
■EX-Z30
When you want to do this:*
Use this setting:*
Print the image on paper
approximately 293 x 219mm
(11.5 x 8.6 inches)
2304 x 1728
Print the image on paper up to
293 x 195mm (11.5 x 7.7
inches)
2304 x 1536(3:2)
Print the image on paper up to
203 x 152mm (8 x 6 inches)
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
When you want to do this:*
Use this setting:*
Print the image on paper up to
260 x 195mm (10.2 x 7.7
inches)
2048 x 1536
Print the image on paper up to
260 x 173mm (10.2 x 6.8
inches)
2048 x 1360(3:2)
Print the image on paper up to
203 x 152mm (8 x 6 inches)
1600 x 1200
Print the image on paper up to
163 x 122mm (6.4 x 4.8
inches)
Print the image on paper up to
163 x 122mm (6.4 x 4.8
inches)
1280 x 960
Print the image on paper up to
81 x 61mm (3.2 x 2.4 inches)
or attach the image to e-mail
Print the image on paper up
to 81 x 61mm (3.2 x 2.4
inches), or attach the image to
e-mail
640 x 480
Larger
Larger
Smaller
* The sizes indicated by the settings are rough
approximates only.
Smaller
• The above paper sizes are all approximate values
when printing at a resolution of 200 dpi (dots per
inch). Use a larger setting when you want to print at
a higher resolution or when you plan to produce a
larger size print.
• Selecting the “2048 x 1360 (3:2)” (EX-Z30) or “2304
x 1536 (3:2)” (EX-Z40) image size records images
with a 3:2 (vertical : horizontal) aspect ratio, which is
optimal for printing on paper with an aspect ratio of
3:2.
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NOTE
To specify image quality
• The following are guidelines for selecting image
quality.
Compressing an image before storage can cause a
deterioration of its quality. The more an image is
compressed, the greater the loss of quality. The image
quality setting specifies the compression ratio used when
an image is stored in memory. You can select an image
quality setting to suit your needs for higher quality or
smaller file size.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To get this:
Select this setting:
High image quality, less
memory capacity
Fine
Normal image quality and
memory capacity
Normal
High memory capacity, less
image quality
Economy
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
IMPORTANT!
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Quality”, and then
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image
capacity noted on the monitor screen may not be
exactly accurate (pages 22 and 194).
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Very high quality, but large file size
Fine
Normal quality
Normal
Small file size, but low quality
Economy
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
This section describes other powerful features and
functions that are available for recording.
To set up the camera to do this:
Select this setting:
Focus automatically (Auto Focus)
None
Perform close-up focus (Macro)
Fix the focal distance (Pan Focus)
Selecting the Focus Mode
You can select one of five different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, and Manual.
1. In the REC mode, press [왖]
(
PF
Perform infinity focus (Infinity)
[왖 ] (
Focus manually (Manual Focus)
)
).
• Each press of [왖] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings in the
sequence shown below.
Focus mode indicator
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Using Auto Focus
When you see this:
It means this:
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the Auto Focus range.
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in
focus.
Range: Approximately 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
3. Press the shutter release button the rest of
the way to record the image.
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until there is no
focus mode indicator on the display.
■ Auto Pan Focus
2. Compose the image
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame, and then press
the shutter release
button half way.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus
frame and the green
operation lamp.
When you press the shutter release button all the way
down in the Auto Focus mode without pausing, the camera
immediately records the image using Pan Focus (page 64)
without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed. This helps
to avoid missing a special moment while you wait for the
camera to Auto Focus.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Focus frame
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Auto PF”, and
Green operation lamp
then press [왘].
3. Select the setting you want and then press
[SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
For this type of Auto Focus area:
Select this:
Turn on Auto Pan Focus
On
Turn off Auto Pan Focus
Off
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 66).
Spot
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains seven focus points,
appears on the monitor screen first. When
you press the shutter release button half
way, the camera automatically selects the
focus point where the subject closest to
the camera is located, and a focus frame
appears at that point.
• This setting works well for group photos.
Multi
■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus Mode and the Macro
Mode. Note that the configuration of the focus frame
changes in accordance with the Auto Focus area you
select.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
• Spot
press [왘].
• Multi
3. Select the Auto Focus area you want, and
then press [SET].
Focus frame
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Using the Macro Mode
Using the Pan Focus Mode
The Macro mode lets you focus automatically on close up
subjects. The automatic focus operation starts when you
press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the focus range in the Macro mode.
Normally, your camera performs Auto Focus to ensure that
your images are always in focus. With Pan Focus, focus is
fixed for a specific focal distance, and images are recorded
without Auto Focus. The focus range depends on the zoom
setting, the amount of light available when recording, and
other recording conditions.
Range: Approximately 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
) until the focus mode
) until the focus mode
indicator shows “PF”.
indicator shows “ ”.
2. Press the shutter release button all the way
2. Record the image.
down.
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
NOTE
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
• If you press the shutter
release button half way,
the focus distance will
appear on the monitor
screen.
IMPORTANT!
Focus range
• In the Macro mode, the optical zoom range is 1X to
1.8X.
IMPORTANT!
• When using the flash, it is recommended that you
have the zoom set to wide angle.
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Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
The Infinity mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus ranges in
the Macro mode for two optical zoom factors.
1. Keep pressing [왖] (
indicator shows “
) until the focus mode
Optical Zoom Factor
”.
2. Record the image.
Approximate Focus Range
1X
6cm (2.4˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
18cm (7.1˝) to infinity (∞)
1. Keep pressing [왖]
) until the focus
(
mode indicator shows
“MF”.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
2. While watching the
Using Focus Lock
image on the monitor
screen, use [왗] and
[왘] to focus.
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record
an image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus mode
and the Macro mode ( ).
1. Using the monitor
Manual focus position
To do this:
Do this:
Focus in on the subject
Press [왗].
Focus out on the subject
Press [왘].
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
release button half
way.
• Pressing [왗] or [왘] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor
screen momentarily to aid in focus. The normal
image reappears a short while later.
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Focus frame
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
3. Press the shutter release button to record the
image.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Manual Focus mode, the [왗] and [왘] keys
adjust focus, even if you used key customization to
assign other functions to them (page 89).
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2. Keeping the shutter
release button half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
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setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
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EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
3. When the image is composed the way you
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
want, press the shutter release button the rest
of the way to record it.
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then press [왘].
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Exposure compensation
value
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
4. Record the image.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
EV value
Up : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
NOTES
• Performing an EV shift operation causes the
metering mode to switch automatically to center
weighted metering. Returning the EV shift value to
0.0 causes the metering mode to change back to
multi-pattern metering.
• You can use key customization (page 89) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
the REC mode.
Down : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Adjusting White Balance
want, and then press [SET].
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (sunlight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, so
the colors of an image appear more natural.
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight
Outdoor overcast sky
Shade
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Incandescent light bulb
(reddish tinge)
2. Select the “REC” tab,
Fluorescent light (greenish tinge)
select “White
Balance”, and then
press [왘].
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Adjusting White Balance
Manually”.)
Manual
NOTES
• Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the
settings achieved the last time a manual white
balance operation was performed.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 89)
to configure the camera so the white balance setting
changes whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in the
REC mode.
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4. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or
Adjusting White Balance Manually
similar object under the lighting conditions
for which you want to set the white balance,
and then press the shutter release button.
Under some light sources, automatic white balance under
the “Auto” setting can take a long time to complete. Also,
the auto white balance range (color temperature range) is
limited. Manual white balance helps to ensure that colors
are recorded correctly for a particular light source.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. You must
also have a white piece of paper or other similar object on
hand in order to perform manual white balance.
A white piece of
paper
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “White Balance”,
and then press [왘].
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “Manual”.
• Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored
object while performing manual white balance
adjustment can cause the procedure to take a long
time to complete.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen.
5. Press [SET].
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the REC mode.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Using the BESTSHOT Mode
Selecting one of the 21 BESTSHOT scenes automatically
sets up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
■ Example Sample Scene
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
• Portrait
then press [왘].
select “
BESTSHOT”, and then
press [SET].
• Scenery
• This enters the
BESTSHOT mode and
displays a sample
scene.
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the sample scene
you want, and then press [SET].
• Night Scene
• Night Scene Portrait
5. Record the image.
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IMPORTANT!
NOTES
• Sample scene number 4 is Coupling Shot scene
(page 75). Sample scene number 5 is a Pre-shot
scene (page 77).
• BESTSHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a BESTSHOT scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting
conditions and other factors.
• After selecting a BESTSHOT scene, you can change
to a different one by pressing [SET] and then using
[왗] and [왘] to scroll through available scenes. When
the one you want is displayed, press [SET].
• You can change the camera settings that are made
when you select a BESTSHOT scene. Note,
however, that the BESTSHOT settings revert to their
defaults when you select another BESTSHOT scene,
change the recording mode, or turn off the camera.
• Noise reduction processing is performed
automatically when you are recording a night scene,
fireworks, or other image that requires slow shutter
speeds. Because of this, it takes longer to record
images at lower shutter speeds. Make sure that you
do not perform any camera button operations until
the image recording operation is complete.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 89)
to configure the camera to enter the BESTSHOT
mode whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in the
REC mode.
• Operation guidance and
the currently selected
BESTSHOT scene
appear on the display for
about two seconds after
you enter the
BESTSHOT mode this
way, or if the camera is in
the BESTSHOT mode
when you turn it on.
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6. Use [왗] and [왘] to
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
BESTSHOT scene.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded for later recall when you need it again.
Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the
camera accordingly.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
• This registers the setup.
BESTSHOT”,
• Now you can use the
procedure on page 71
to select your user
setup for recording.
and then press [SET].
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to
display “Register
User Scene”.
5. Press [SET].
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■ To delete a BESTSHOT user setup
IMPORTANT!
• BESTSHOT user setups are located in the camera’s
built-in memory after the built-in sample scenes.
• When a BESTSHOT user setup is recalled, the
monitor screen in step 4 of the procedure on page 71
displays the text “Recall User Scene”.
• Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 135)
deletes all BESTSHOT user setups.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
NOTES
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
• The following are the settings that are included in a
BESTSHOT user setup: focus mode, EV shift value,
white balance mode, flash mode, and ISO sensitivity.
• Note that images recorded with this camera only can
be used to create a BESTSHOT user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BESTSHOT user setups in
the camera’s built-in memory at one time.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by
displaying the various setting menus.
• When you register a BESTSHOT user setup, it is
automatically assigned a file name using one of the
formats shown below, depending on your camera
model.
EX-Z30: UEZ30nnn.JPE (n = 0 to 9)
EX-Z40: UEZ40nnn.JPE (n = 0 to 9)
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the user setup you
want to delete.
5. Press [왔] (
) to delete the user setup.
• You can also delete a user setup by using your
computer to delete its file in the “SCENE” folder in
the camera’s built-in memory (page 163).
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Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
• Combined
Images
The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two
people and combine them into a single image. This makes
it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for
you. Coupling Shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
(page 71).
• First Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
• Second
Image
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select “Coupling Shot”,
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
and then press [SET].
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5. Align the focus frame
7. Next, align the focus
on the monitor screen
with the subject you
want on the left side
of the image.
• While “Coupling Shot” is
selected, the “AF Area”
(page 63) setting
automatically becomes
“Spot”.
frame with the
subject you want in
the right side of the
image, taking care to
align the actual
background with the
semi-transparent
image of the
background of the
first image, which is
shown on the monitor
screen.
Focus frame
6. Press the shutter release button to record the
left side of the image.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
Semi-transparent
image
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
5.
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8. When everything is aligned correctly, record
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot)
the right side of the image.
Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if
you need to ask someone else to record the image for you.
Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process.
IMPORTANT!
• Coupling Shot temporarily uses file memory to store
data. You may get an error during Coupling Shot
recording if there is not enough file memory available
to store the required data. If this happens, delete
images you no longer need and try again.
1. You compose the background you want and press the
shutter release button, which causes a semi-transparent
image of the background to remain on the monitor
screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image
by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
Note that Pre-shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
only (page 71).
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• Freeze the background on
the monitor screen.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select “Pre-shot”, and then
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
press [SET].
5. Freeze the background on the monitor screen.
• Though a semi-transparent image of the background
appears on the monitor screen in step 6, the
background image is not saved in memory at this
time.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
• This records the image.
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6. Next, align the focus
frame with the
subject, composing
the subject with the
semi-transparent
background shown
on the monitor
screen.
Using the Movie Mode
You can record movies with audio. A single movie can be
as long as available memory capacity allows.
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
Semi-transparent image
• Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above
procedure cancels the background image and
returns to step 5.
• Movie File Size: Approximately 300KB/second.
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie:
As long as available memory capacity allows
7. When everything is aligned correctly, record
the image.
• This records the image composed on the monitor
screen in step 6. The reference background image is
not recorded.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Remaining recording time
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen as you record.
Movie”,
select “
and then press [SET].
• The focus mode automatically changes to Pan Focus
(page 64) when you enter the Movie mode,
regardless of the mode memory’s (page 90) Focus
setting. You can, however, change to another focus
mode before starting a recording.
5. When movie recording is complete, the movie
file is stored in file memory.
Recording time
4. Point the camera at
Movie recording indicator
IMPORTANT!
the subject and then
press the shutter
release button.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode.
• This camera also records audio. Note the following
points when recording a movie.
— Take care that you do
not block the
microphone with your
fingers.
— Good recording
results are not
possible when the
camera is too far from
Microphone
the subject.
— Operating camera buttons during recording can
cause button noise to be included in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded in monaural.
• Movie recording
continues as long as
remaining memory
capacity allows, or until
you stop it by pressing
the shutter release
button again.
• Starting a movie record operation causes optical
zoom to be disabled. Only digital zoom is available
while a movie record operation is in progress. If you
want to use optical zoom to record a movie, perform
the zoom operation before starting the record
operation.
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— The camera automatically switches to the Pan
Focus mode (PF) (page 64) whenever you enter
the Movie Mode.
— The camera focuses automatically whenever you
have Auto Focus (page 62) or Macro ( ) selected
as the focus mode. Note that the confirmation
tone that sounds during the Auto Focus operation
will be recorded in the audio.If you do not want
confirmation tones in your audio, keep Pan Focus
(PF) as the focus mode, or select Manual Focus
(MF) and manually focus the image before
starting your recording.
— Auto Focus is not performed in the case of the
Pan Focus (PF), Manual Focus (MF) and Infinity
(∞) focus modes, and so no confirmation tone
sounds. In the case of the Manual Focus mode,
you cannot adjust focus settings while recording
is in progress. Be sure to make all adjustments
before beginning the record operation.
— Certain types of memory cards take longer to
record data, which can cause movie frames to be
dropped.
and REC flash on the monitor screen
during recording to let you know when a frame
has been dropped.
Recording Audio
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it.
• Image Format: JPEG
JPEG is an image format that provides efficient data
compression.
The file extension of a JPEG file is “.JPG”.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
5. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
• The green operation lamp flashes as recording is
performed.
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
(
+
• Even if you have the monitor screen turned off (page
25), the monitor screen turns on while you are
adding audio to a snapshot.
)” and
then press [SET].
• This enters the Snapshot Audio Mode.
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
4. Press the shutter
when you press the shutter release button.
release button to
record the image.
• After the image is
recorded, the camera
enters audio recording
standby, with the image
you just recorded on the
monitor screen.
Remaining recording time
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
[MENU].
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4. Press the shutter release button to start voice
Recording Your Voice
recording.
The Voice Recording Mode provides quick and easy
recording of your voice.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen and the green operation lamp
flashes as recording is performed.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Pressing the [DISP] button during voice recording
turns off the monitor screen.
• You can insert index marks while recording by
pressing [SET]. See page 111 for information about
jumping to an index mark during playback.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 40 minutes with built-in memory
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
5. Recording stops when you press the shutter
release button, when memory becomes full,
or when the battery goes dead.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
• Holding down [DISP] as you press the power button
or [
] (REC) enters the Voice Recording Mode
without extending the lens.
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “
Voice”,
and then press [SET].
• This enters the Voice
Recording Mode.
Remaining recording time
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■ Audio Recording Precautions
Using the Histogram
• Keep the microphone on the
front of the camera pointed
at the subject.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
You can use the [DISP] button to display a histogram on
the monitor screen. The histogram lets you check exposure
conditions as you record images (page 25). You can also
display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY
mode.
Microphone
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far from the subject.
• Operating camera buttons during recording can cause
button noise to be included in the audio.
• Pressing the power button or pressing [
] (PLAY) stops
recording and stores any audio recorded up to that point.
• You can also perform “after-recording” to add audio to a
snapshot after recording it, and also change the audio
recorded for an image. See page 109 for more
information.
Histogram
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an
image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis
indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis
indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to
determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left
side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) required to
bring out sufficient image detail. If the histogram appears
too lopsided for some reason, you can use EV shift
(exposure compensation) to move it left or right in order to
achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can be
achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as close to
the center as possible.
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• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too
far to the left may result in
“black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the above histograms are shown for
illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to
achieve exactly the same shapes for particular
subjects.
• A centered histogram does not necessarily
guarantee optimum exposure. The recorded image
may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even
though its histogram is centered.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum
histogram configuration due to the limitations of EV
shift.
• Use of the flash as well as certain shooting
conditions can cause the histogram to indicate
exposure that is different from the actual exposure of
the image when it was recorded.
• This histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 75) or Pre-shot (Page 77).
• When the histogram is too far
to the right, it means that
there are too many light
pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
light. A histogram that is too
far to the right may result in
“white out” of the light areas of
an image.
• A centered histogram
indicates that there is good
distribution of light pixels and
dark pixels. This type of
histogram results when the
overall image is at optimal
lightness.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity
REC Mode Camera Settings
You can change the ISO sensitivity setting for better
images in places where lighting is dim or when you are
using faster shutter speeds.
• ISO sensitivity is expressed in terms of values that
originally indicated the sensitivity to light for photographic
film. A larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is
better for recording when available lighting is dim.
The following are the settings you can make before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
L/R key setting
Power on default settings
Resetting the camera
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size (page 58)
— Quality (page 60)
— White Balance (page 69)
— Digital Zoom (page 52)
— AF Area (page 63)
— Auto PF (page 62)
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
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• EX-Z30
IMPORTANT!
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Conforms to ISO 50
ISO 50
Conforms to ISO 100
ISO 100
Conforms to ISO 200
ISO 200
Conforms to ISO 400
ISO 400
• Under certain conditions, a high shutter speed in
combination with a high ISO sensitivity setting can
cause digital noise to appear inside of an image. For
clean, good-quality images, use the lowest ISO
sensitivity setting possible.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
• EX-Z40
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Conforms to ISO 50
ISO 50
Conforms to ISO 100
ISO 100
Conforms to ISO 200
ISO 200
Conforms to ISO 400
ISO 400
NOTE
• You can use the key customization feature (page 89)
to configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity setting
changes whenever you press [왗] and [왘] while in the
REC mode.
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Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
Image review displays an image on the monitor screen as
soon as you record it. Use the following procedure to turn
image review on and off.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
Display images on the monitor
screen for about one second
immediately after they are recorded
On
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘]
Keys
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [왗]
and [왘] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the
[왗] and [왘] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When you want to assign this function to
[왗] and [왘] keys:
Select this:
Recording mode
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through recording
modes: Snapshot, BESTSHOT, Movie,
Snapshot Audio, Voice Recording
(page 183)
REC Mode
EV shift
• [왗] decreases compensation, [왘]
increases compensation (page 67).
EV Shift
White balance setting
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through white
balance settings (page 69).
White Balance
ISO sensitivity
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through ISO
sensitivity settings (page 86).
ISO
Self-timer mode
• [왗] and [왘] cycle through self-timer
modes (page 56).
Self-timer
No function assigned
Off
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “REC Mode”.
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Specifying Power On Default Settings
Function
On
REC Mode
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the REC mode,
flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, digital zoom mode, manual focus
position and zoom position. Turning on mode memory for a
mode tells the camera to remember the status of that mode
when you turn off the camera, and restore it the next time
you turn the camera back on. When mode memory is
turned off, the camera automatically restores the initial
factory default setting for the applicable mode.
The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
Off
Snapshot
Flash
Auto
Focus*1
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
AF Area
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*2
Setting when
camera is
turned off
Auto
Spot
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
Wide
*1 Focus mode setting is not remembered for the Movie
Mode. Mode automatically returns to PF (Pan Focus).
*2 Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Resetting the Camera
2. Select the “Memory” tab, select the item you
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 183.
want to change, and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
want, and then press [SET].
[MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
• Note that BESTSHOT mode settings take priority
over mode memory settings. If you turn the camera
off while in the BESTSHOT mode, all settings except
for “REC Mode” and “Zoom Position” will be
configured according to the BESTSHOT sample
scene when you turn it back on again, regardless of
mode memory on/off setting.
• If you turn the camera off while in the Movie mode,
the flash will be turned off when you turn the camera
back on again, regardless of mode memory on/off
setting.
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PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
2. Use [왘] (forward) or [왗] (back) to scroll
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
through files on the monitor screen.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
NOTES
1. Press [
] (PLAY) to
turn on the camera.
[
]
• Holding down [왗] or [왘] scrolls images at high
speed.
• In order to allow for faster playback image scrolling,
the image that initially appears on the monitor screen
is a preview image, which is of somewhat lower
quality than the actual display image. The actual
display image appears a short while after the preview
image. This does not apply to images copied from
another digital camera.
• This enters the PLAY
mode.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing an Audio Snapshot
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot
(indicated by a
indicator) and play its audio.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] until the
image you want is displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This plays back the
audio that accompanies
the displayed image.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왖] or [왔].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
Flipping the Display
through images on the monitor screen and
display the one you want.
The following procedure flips the image 180 degrees. This
comes in handy when you want to show someone standing
in front of you an image on the monitor screen.
2. While holding down the shutter release
button, press [SET].
[SET]
• This flips the image 180 degrees. The histogram or
any other display information you had displayed is
cleared automatically whenever you flip the image.
• While an image is flipped, you can use [왗] and [왘] to
scroll to another image, if you want.
3. To return the image to its normal orientation,
press any button other than [왖], [왔], [왗], or
[왘].
Shutter release button
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot play a movie, or a voice
recording file on the monitor screen while a flipped
image is displayed.
• You cannot use the above procedure to flip an image
while a zoomed image, 9-image screen, calendar
screen image, a movie image, an audio snapshot, or
a voice recording file image is on the display.
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3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to shift the image
Zooming the Display Image
up, down, left, or right.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to four times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
• You cannot enlarge a movie image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full four times its normal size.
2. Press the zoom
button ( ) to enlarge
the image.
• This displays an
indicator that shows the
current zoom factor.
• You can toggle between
the zoomed image and
normal image by
pressing [MENU].
Current zoom factor
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Resizing an Image
want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to change a snapshot
image to either SXGA size (1280 x 960 pixels) or VGA size
(640 x 480 pixels).
• VGA is the optimum image size for attachment to e-mail
messages or incorporation into Web pages.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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To do this:
Select this:
Resize to 1280 x 960 pixels (SXGA)
1280 x 960
Resize to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
640 x 480
Cancel the resizing operation
Cancel
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IMPORTANT!
Cropping an Image
• Resizing an image creates a new file that contains
the image in the size you select. The file with the
original image also remains in memory.
• Images smaller than 640 x 480 pixels cannot be
resized.
• An image recorded using the 2048 x 1360 (3:2) pixel
size (EX-Z30) and the 2304 x 1536 (3:2) pixel size
(EX-Z40) cannot be resized.
• Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with
this camera only.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
• When you display a resized image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image
was resized.
Use the following procedure when you want to crop a
portion of an enlarged image and use the remaining part of
the image as an e-mail attachment, Web page image, etc.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [왘].
• This causes a cropping
boundary to appear.
4. Use the zoom button (
) to make the
cropping boundary larger or smaller.
• The size of the cropping boundary depends on the
size of the image on the display.
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5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the
IMPORTANT!
cropping boundary up, down, left, or right
until the area of the image you want to extract
is within the boundary.
• Cropping an image creates a new file that contains
the cropped image. The file with the original image
also remains in memory.
• An image recorded using the 2048 x 1360 (3:2) pixel
size (EX-Z30) and the 2304 x 1536 (3:2) pixel size
(EX-Z40) cannot be cropped.
• Movie and voice recording file images cannot be
cropped.
• An image recorded using another camera model
cannot be cropped.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be cropped.
• The cropping operation cannot be performed if there
is not enough memory to store the cropped image.
• When you display a trimmed image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image
was trimmed.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
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IMPORTANT!
Playing a Movie
• You cannot repeat play a movie. To play a movie
more than once, repeat the steps of the above
procedure.
• This camera can also play back audio recordings.
Note the following points when playing back audio.
— Audio volume can be adjusted only when
playback is being performed or is paused.
Use the following procedure to play back a movie that was
recorded in the movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Movie icon
press [왗] and [왘] to
scroll through images
until the movie you
want to play is
displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This start playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse the
movie
Hold down [왗]
or [왘].
Pause and unpause movie playback
Press [SET].
Skip forward or back one frame
while paused
Press [왗] or [왘].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왖] or [왔].
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Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
Displaying the 9-image View
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, press the zoom button
(
18
19
6
7
8
15
16
17
20
1
2
9
10
11
18
19
20
3
4
5
12
13
14
1
2
3
).
3. Pressing any button besides [왖], [왔], [왗], or
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center,
with a selection boundary around it.
•
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[왘] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
is displayed in the 9-image screen to indicate
voice recording file images (page 111).
• When there are nine or fewer images, they are
displayed in order with Image 1 in the upper left
corner, with the selection boundary around it.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the
selection boundary to the image you want.
Pressing [왘] while the selection boundary is
in the right column or [왗] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the next full screen of nine
images.
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Selecting a Specific Image in the 9image View
Displaying the Calendar Screen
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
While the calendar is on the display, you can select a date,
which displays the first image recorded on that date. This
helps to make it easy to find the images you want.
1. Display the 9-image view.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
Selection boundary
[왘] to move the
selection boundary
up, down, left, or right
until it is located at
the image you want to
view.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [왖] (
).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
[왘] to move the date
selection cursor.
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
129 to specify the date
format.
3. Pressing any button
besides [왖], [왔], [왗],
or [왘] displays the
selected image.
• The image displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first image
that was recorded on
that date.
• This displays the fullsize version of the
image you selected.
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Date selection cursor
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• Pressing [왖] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the top line of the calendar
causes the previous month to appear.
Playing a Slide Show
Slide Show automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• Pressing [왔] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the bottom line of the calendar
causes the next month to appear.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [DISP].
•
is displayed in the calendar screen to indicate
voice recording file images (page 111).
•
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
and then press [왘].
3. To view the large version of a date’s image,
move the date selection cursor to the date
and then press [SET].
• This displays the first image that was recorded on
the selected date.
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3. Configure the slideshow settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie once and advances to the next file.
• When the slideshow comes to an audio snapshot or
voice recording file, it plays the audio once and then
advances to the next file.
• While audio is playing, you can use [왖] and [왔] to
adjust the volume level.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• If there are indicators on the display, you can clear
them by pressing [DISP] (page 25).
• See the pages indicated below for more information.
For information about
configuring this setting:
Go here:
Images
“To specify the slideshow
images” on page 104
Time
“To specify the slideshow
time” on page 105
Interval
“To set the slideshow
interval” on page 105
Cancel
To exit the slideshow
setting screen and cancel
the slideshow, use [왖]
and [왔] to select “Cancel”
and then press [SET].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slide show.
5. To stop Slide Show, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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■ Selecting a Particular Image for a Slideshow
To specify the slideshow images
When you select “One image” as the slideshow type, the
slide show displays only one image, without changing it.
Use this setting when you want a particular image to
remain on the display while the camera is on the USB
cradle (Photo Stand feature).
1. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Images”, and then
press [왘].
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
1. Select “One image”, and then press [왘].
Include all files in file memory in the
slideshow
All images
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through the images
Display a single file
One Image
Include all files in the FAVORITE
folder (page 116) in the slideshow
Favorites
until the one you want to use is on the
monitor screen.
3. Press [SET] to
register your
selection and return
to the menu screen.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
• Pressing [MENU]
instead of [SET] returns
to the menu screen
without registering the
setting.
• The audio of audio snapshot and voice recording
files is also played back.
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To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
1. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Time”.
1. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Interval”.
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the time setting
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the interval setting
you want, and then press [SET].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can specify a time in the range of 1 to 60
minutes.
• You can specify “MAX”, or a value in the range of 1
to 30 seconds as the interval.
• When “MAX” is selected for the interval, only the first
frame of movie files is played.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
• This starts the slideshow.
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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3. To stop the Phot Stand slideshow, press
Using the Photo Stand Feature
[PHOTO] again.
The “Photo Stand” feature lets you specify what should
appear on the camera’s monitor screen while the camera is
on its USB cradle. You can play a Photo Stand slideshow
without worrying about remaining battery power, or you can
specify display of a particular image. Photo Stand feature
operations are performed in accordance with slideshow
setting. See page 104 for information about configuring
slideshow settings to suit your needs.
IMPORTANT!
• The battery is not charged while a Photo Stand
slideshow is in progress. To charge the battery, stop
the slideshow.
1. Set the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
2. Press the USB cradle’s
[PHOTO] button.
• This starts the Photo
Stand slideshow with the
images or image you
specified under “To
specify the slideshow
images” (page 104).
[PHOTO]
• Pressing [MENU] displays a screen for configuring
slideshow settings. To restart the slideshow, press
[MENU] while the menu screen is displayed, or
select “Start” and then press [SET].
• While audio is playing, you can use [왖] and [왔] to
adjust the volume level.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Rotating the Display Image
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
Use the following procedure to rotate the image 90 degrees
and register the rotation information along with the image.
After you do this, the image is always displayed in its
rotated orientation.
• Each press of [SET]
rotates the image 90
degrees.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press the [MENU] button to exit the setting
screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images until
IMPORTANT!
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To
rotate such an image, first unprotect it.
• You may not be able to rotate a digital image that
was recorded with another type of digital camera.
• You cannot rotate movie or voice record images.
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IMPORTANT!
Using Image Roulette
• Image Roulette does not play movie files or display
voice recording images.
• Image Roulette is disabled when there is only one
snapshot image available.
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images
recorded with this camera. Image Roulette may not
operate properly when other types of images are in
memory.
• If you do not start another Image Roulette operation
for about one minute after the final image appears,
the camera enters its normal PLAY mode.
• You can use Image Roulette while “Power On” or
“Power On/Off” is selected for the “REC/PLAY”
setting (page 133).
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. When you start an
Image Roulette operation, images scroll randomly on the
screen. At first, images scroll at high speed. Then the
scrolling gradually slows down until a single image is
stopped on the screen. The image that finally appears is
random, and subject to no rules or system.
1. While the camera is turned off, hold down [왗]
as you press [
] (PLAY) to turn it on.
• Keep [왗] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
2. Press [왗] or [왘] to restart the Image Roulette
operation.
3. To turn off Image Roulette, press [
] (REC)
to enter the REC mode or press the power
button to turn off the camera.
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
through snapshots until the one to which you
want to add audio is displayed.
The “after-recording” feature lets you add audio to
snapshots after they are recorded. You can also re-record
an audio image (one with a
icon on it).
2. Press [MENU].
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Dubbing”,
and then press [왘].
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
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IMPORTANT!
To re-record audio
Microphone
• Keep the microphone
on the front of the
camera pointed at the
subject.
• Take care that you do
not block the
microphone with your
fingers.
• Good recording results
are not possible when
the camera is too far
from the subject.
• Operating camera buttons during recording can
cause button noise to be included in the audio.
• The
(Audio) icon appears on the monitor screen
after audio recording is complete.
• You will not be able to record audio when remaining
memory capacity is low.
• The following types of audio recording are not
supported.
— Adding audio to a movie image
— Adding audio to a protected snapshot (page 115)
• Audio that is re-recorded or deleted cannot be
recovered. Make sure you no longer need audio
before re-recording or deleting it.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through snapshots until the one whose audio
you want to re-record is displayed.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• If you merely want to delete the audio with rerecording, press [MENU] here to complete the
procedure.
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
• This deletes the previous recording and replaces it
with a new one.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing Back a Voice Recording File
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• If your recording has index marks (page 83) inside it,
you can jump to the index mark before or after the
current playback location by pausing playback and
then pressing [왗] or [왘]. Next, press [SET] to
resume playback from the index mark position.
Perform the following steps to play back a voice recording
file.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
the voice file (a file with
play.
on it) you want to
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of
the voice recording file
through the camera’s
speaker.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왖] or [왔].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a
single file.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, unprotect it first (page 115).
• Delete cannot be performed when all the files in
memory are protected (page 116).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the image
file and the audio file attached to it.
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Press [SET] to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
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IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the
message “This function is not supported for this file.”
appears when you try to delete it.
The following procedure deletes all unprotected files
currently in memory.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “All Files Delete”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
• The message “There are no files.” appears on the
screen after all of the files are deleted.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it
easy to keep track of images. You can protect files against
deletion and store the files you want in the camera’s built-in
memory.
Each folder can hold files numbered up to 9,999.
Trying to store the 10,000th file in a folder causes the next
serially numbered folder to be created. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates a directory of image
storage folders in its built-in Flash memory or on the
memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on the image quality settings,
capacity of the card, etc.
• For details about the directory structure, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 163.
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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4. Use [] and [] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 112).
You can protect files individually or you can protect all files
in memory with a single operation.
• A file that is protected is
indicated by the
mark.
To protect a single file
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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To protect all files in memory
Using the FAVORITE Folder
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 163) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 163). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal image private
as you carry them around. FAVORITE folder images are
not deleted when you change memory cards, so you can
always keep them on hand.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “All Files : On”, and
then press [SET].
• To unprotect all files, press [SET] in step 3 so the
setting shows “All Files : Off”.
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
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3. Use [] and [] to
NOTES
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 x 240-pixel QVGA-size image in the
FAVORITE folder.
• A file copied into the FAVORITE folder is
automatically assigned a file name that is a serial
number. Though the serial number starts from 0001
and can go as high as 9999, the actual upper end of
the range depends on built-in memory capacity.
Remember that the maximum number of images that
can be stored in built-in memory depends on the size
of each image and other factors.
• This displays the names
of the files in built-in
memory or on the loaded
memory card.
4. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [] and [] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
• Note that an image that has been copied to the
FAVORITE folder and then resized cannot be
returned to its original size.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
6. After copying all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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NOTE
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [].
• Note that a FAVORITE folder is created in the
camera’s built-in memory only. No FAVORITE folder
is created on a memory card when you use one. If
you want to view the contents of the FAVORITE
folder on your computer screen, you need to remove
the memory card from the camera (if you are using
one) before placing the camera onto the USB cradle
to start data communication (pages 151, 157).
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [] (forward) and
File Name
[] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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IMPORTANT!
To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 112 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 135),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
6. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select “All Files Delete”,
and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 112 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 135),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
Configuring Sound Settings
then press [SET].
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter release button halfway or all the way, or perform a key operation.
To configure sound settings
To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
NOTE
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• The default sound setting for all operations is “Sound
1”.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to
select the sound
whose setting you
want to configure, and
then press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the volume level
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen for about two seconds whenever you press the
] (REC) to turn on the camera. The
power button or [
startup screen image does not appear if you press [
]
(PLAY) to turn on the camera.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Volume”.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
4. Use [] and [] to specify the volume setting
you want, and then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want
to use as the startup image.
NOTE
• The initial default volume setting is 3.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in startup image
— A snapshot you recorded with the camera
— An audio snapshot you recorded with the camera
• The snapshot image that you select as the startup
image is stored in a special memory location called
“startup image memory”. Only one image can be
stored in startup image memory at one time.
Selecting a new startup image overwrites anything
that is already stored in startup image memory.
Because of this, if you want to return to a previous
startup image, you need to have a separate copy of
that image in the camera’s standard image memory.
• The startup image is deleted by the format operation
(page 135).
• If you store an audio snapshot to startup image
memory, the image’s audio is not played when the
image is displayed at startup.
With the Power Down Image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific image stored in camera image
memory appears whenever you turn off power. You can
specify a snapshot or a movie as the power down image.
■ To configure power down image settings
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 151).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root)
directory of the camera’s built-in Flash
memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Change the name of the file to one of the
IMPORTANT!
following.
• Only a snapshot (JPEG) or movie (AVI) file can be
used as the power down image.
• Note that the Power Down Image feature works only
with images recorded with this camera. The Power
Down Image feature may not operate properly when
another type of image is specified as the power down
image.
• Formatting the camera’s Flash memory deletes the
power down image.
• When both a still image and a movie are present for
the power down image, only the movie is used.
• Note that a power down image display operation
cannot be interrupted once it starts. Because of this,
you should select a relatively short movie when using
a movie file as the power down image.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
Movie Image: ENDING.AVI
• Input the following file name only (without file name
extension) if your computer is configured to hide file
name extensions.
File Name: ENDING
• Your camera is now configured to display a power
down image. The power down image will appear any
time you press the power button to turn off the
camera. The power down image appears regardless
of whether or not your camera has a memory card
loaded in it.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ To cancel Power Down Image settings
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 114).
your computer (page 151).
2. Change the name of the current power down
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
image from ENDING.JPG or ENDING.AVI to
something else, or delete the current power
down image from Flash memory.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
5. Press [DISP].
Using the Alarm
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify. Specifying a movie or an audio snapshot plays
back the image and the audio at the assigned time.
Specifying a voice recording file plays the audio.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
To set an alarm
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm
1”, “Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound either once or at the same time everyday. You
can also turn the alarm on or off.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Stopping the Alarm
Setting the Clock
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm will sound for about one minute (or until you
stop it), and then the camera will turn on. To stop the alarm
after it starts to sound, press any button. If the camera is
on the USB cradle when an alarm sounds, you can stop it
by pressing the USB cradle [USB] button or [PHOTO]
button, or any camera button.
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
— While a Photo Stand operation is in progress
To select your Home Time zone
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Home”, and then
press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
To set the current time and date
press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
[MENU].
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
then press [].
6. Use [] and [] to select the city you want,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [SET].
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to register them and exit the
setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Changing the Date Format
Using World Time
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
You can use the World Time screen to view a time zone
that is different from the home time zone when you go on a
trip, etc. World Time can display the time in one of 162
cities in 32 time zones.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
To display the World Time screen
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
and then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
Example: December 24, 2004
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
04/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/04
DD/MM/YY
12/24/04
MM/DD/YY
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in a different time zone
World
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
6. Use [] and [] to
To configure World Time settings
select the city you
want, and then press
[SET].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
• This displays the current
time in the city you
select.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
press [].
5. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
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OTHER SETTINGS
6. After the setting is the way you want, press
To configure summer time (DST)
settings
[SET].
• This displays the current time in accordance with
your setting.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
7. Press [SET] again to exit the setting screen.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [] and [] to select “DST”, and then
press [].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want.
To do this:
Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
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Changing the Display Language
Changing the USB Port Protocol
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
language as the display language.
You can use the procedure below to change the
communication protocol of the camera’s USB port when
connecting to a computer, printer, or other external device.
Select the protocol that suits the device to which you are
connecting.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
[MENU].
and then press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to change the
then press [].
setting, and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
: English
want, and then press [SET].
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer (page
146)
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
: Chinese (Simplified)
PictBridge-compatible printer
(page 146)
PTP (PictBridge)*
: Korean
* “PTP” stands for “Picture Transfer Protocol”.
: Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
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• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external storage
device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images
from the camera to a computer (using the bundled
Photo Loader application).
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [ ] (PLAY)
Buttons Power On/Off Functions
You can use the following procedures to configure the [
]
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) buttons so power turns and/or off
whenever they are pressed.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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OTHER SETTINGS
To configure this operation:
Select this setting:
Power turns on when [
] (REC) or
[
] (PLAY) is pressed (but does not
turn off)
Power On
Power turns on or off when [
]
(REC) is pressed in the REC mode
or [
] (PLAY) is pressed in the
PLAY mode
Power On/Off
Power does not turn on or off when
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) is
[
pressed
Disable
IMPORTANT!
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in the REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode turns off the camera.
• Pressing [
] (REC) in the PLAY mode switches to
the REC mode, and pressing [
] (PLAY) in the
REC mode switches to the PLAY mode.
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
Formatting Built-in Memory
press [SET].
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory deletes all files, including
files in the FAVORITE folder (page 116), protected
files (page 115), and BESTSHOT user setups (page
73).
• Formatting memory deletes the startup screen image
(page 122) and the Power Down Image (page 123).
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 138).
2. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
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USING A MEMORY CARD
USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always make sure that you always back
up important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW,
MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera
automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its back is facing in
the same direction as the
camera’s monitor screen,
carefully slide it into the
card slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. While pressing the battery
compartment cover on the
bottom of the camera, slide
the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and
then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery
compartment cover closed,
and then slide it in the
direction indicated by the
arrow.
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Back
USING A MEMORY CARD
To remove a memory card from the
camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Press the memory card into
IMPORTANT!
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data
processing by the camera. In the case of an SD card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
115).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the battery, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
green operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause
the file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Memory Card Precautions
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the REC
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, check to make sure
that the battery is fully charged. Power interruption during
the format operation can result in improper formatting,
and even damage the memory card and make it
unusable.
mode or PLAY mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Copying Files
Card”,
and then press [SET].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, movie files, audio snapshot, and
voice recording files recorded with this camera can
be copied. Other files cannot be copied.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied.
• Copying an audio snapshot copies both the image
file and the audio file.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
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NOTE
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
With this procedure you can copy one file at a time.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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PRINTING IMAGES
PRINTING IMAGES
■ Printing with a Computer
A digital camera provides you with a variety of different
ways to print the images it records. The three main printing
methods are described below. Use the method that best
suits your needs.
Windows Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader and
Photohands applications (page 175), which can be installed
on a Windows computer for image transfer, management,
and printing. For more information, see “Viewing Images on
a Computer” (page 151) and “Installing the Software from
the CD-ROM” (page 174).
■ Professional Print Service
The camera’s DPOF feature lets you specify which images
you want to print and how many copies of each you want.
Then, simply take the memory card to a professional print
service where they will print your images in accordance
with your specifications. For more information, see “DPOF”
(page 143).
IMPORTANT!
• Refer to the pages referenced above for information
about how to connect the camera to a computer.
Image management procedures are provided in the
following pages of this section.
■ Printing Directly on a Printer Equipped with
a Card Slot, or a Printer that Supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
The camera’s DPOF feature lets you specify which images
you want to print and how many copies of each you want.
Then you can plug the memory card into a printer equipped
with a card slot, or connect the camera to a PictBridge or
USB DIRECT-PRINT printer for printing. For more
information, see “DPOF” (page 143) and “Using PictBridge
or USB DIRECT-PRINT” (page 146).
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Macintosh Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader for the
Macintosh, which can be installed for image transfer and
management, but not for printing. Use commercially
available software for printing with a Macintosh. For more
information, see “Viewing Images on a Computer” (page
151) and “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” (page
174).
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format”, which is a format for
recording on a memory card or other medium
which digital camera images should be
printed and how many copies of the image
should be printed. Then you can print on a
DPOF-compatible printer or at a professional
print service in accordance with the file name
and number of copies settings recorded on
the card.
With this camera, you should always select images by
viewing them on the monitor screen. Do not specify images
by file name without viewing the file contents.
IMPORTANT!
• Refer to the pages referenced above for information
about how to connect the camera to a computer.
Image management procedures are provided in the
following pages of this section.
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [] and [] to specify the number of
To configure print settings for a single
image
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
select “DPOF”, and
then press [].
[DISP] so
•
12
1
12
1
is displayed.
indicates that date stamping is turned on.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Select images”,
and then press [].
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to apply them.
4. Use [] and [] to
display the image you
want.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[DISP] so
12
1
is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
•
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
indicates that date stamping is turned on.
12
1
then press [].
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
3. Use [] and [] to select “All images”, and
press [SET] to apply them.
then press [].
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [] and [] to
• If you take a memory card to a professional print
service, be sure to tell them that it includes DPOF
settings for the images to be printed and the number
of copies. If you don’t, they may print all images on
the card, including the ones you do not want printed.
• Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service
before ordering prints.
• Some printers may have settings that disable date
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for
details about how to enable these features.
specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99
for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not
want to have the image
printed.
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To print a single image
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
You can connect the camera
directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT,
and perform image selection and
printing using the camera monitor
screen and controls. DPOF support
(page 143) also lets you specify
which images you want to print and
how many copies of each should be
printed.
• PictBridge is a standard
established by the Camera and
Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• USB DIRECT-PRINT is a
standard proposed by Seiko
Epson Corporation.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
PTP (PictBridge)
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external storage
device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images
from the camera to a computer (using the bundled
Photo Loader application).
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
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4. Use the USB cable that comes with the
9. On the print menu,
camera to connect the USB cradle to a printer.
select “1 Image”, and
then press [SET].
USB
• You can use [] and []
to select the image you
want to print.
• You can toggle date
stamping of the image on
and off by pressing
icon
[DISP]. The
indicates that date
stamping is turned on.
12
• Also, connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle and
plug the AC adaptor into an electrical outlet.
1
10. On the camera’s
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
monitor screen, use
[] and [] to select
“Print”, and then
press [SET].
5. Set the camera on the USB cradle.
6. Turn on the printer.
• This starts printing and
displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
7. Load paper for printing the images into the
printer.
8. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
• This displays the print menu on the camera’s monitor
screen.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
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• To print again, repeat the above from step 9.
To print a group of images
11. After you are finished printing, press the USB
1. Use the DPOF procedure on page 144 to
cradle’s [USB] button, and then turn off the
camera.
specify the images in file memory that you
want to print.
2. Perform steps 1 through 8 of the procedure
under “To print a single image” on page 146.
3. On the print menu, select “DPOF”, and then
press [SET].
4. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [] and
[] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• This starts printing and displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
• This automatically starts printing of the images you
specified with the DPOF procedure.
• To print again, repeat the above from step 3.
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• A message appears on the monitor screen, followed
by the DPOF setting screen (page 144), if there are
no DPOF settings currently configured on the
camera to control the printing operation. If this
happens, configure the required DPOF settings and
then perform step 6 of the above procedure again.
Printing Precautions
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for
information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact your printer manufacturer for information about
models that support PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT,
upgrades, etc.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while printing is in progress.
Doing so causes a printer error.
• If you want to change the current DPOF settings,
select “DPOF” on the print menu to display the
DPOF setting screen (page 144).
5. After you are finished printing, press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button, and then turn off the
camera.
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PRINT Image Matching II
Exif Print
Images include PRINT Image Matching
II data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
Exif Print is an
internationally supported,
open standard file format
that makes it possible to
capture and display vibrant
digital images with accurate
colors. With Exif 2.2, files
include a wide range of
shooting condition
information that can be
interpreted by an Exif Print
printer to produce betterlooking prints.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching II.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cradle to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software)
that comes bundled with the camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 157).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98, Me, or 2000, install
the USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, you do not need to
install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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1. What you should do first depends on whether
IMPORTANT!
your computer is running under Windows 98,
Me/2000 or Windows XP.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
• If battery goes low while you are not using the AC
adaptor, data communication may stop and the
camera may shut down. Use of the special AC
adaptor is recommended to power the camera during
data communication.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
Do not try to establish a connection between the camera
and computer before installing the USB driver onto the
computer. If you do, the computer will not be able to
recognize the camera.
• USB driver installation is required in the case of
Windows 98, Me, and 2000. Do not connect the
camera to a computer running one of the above
operating systems without installing the USB driver
first.
• USB driver installation is not required in the case of
Windows XP.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital
Camera Software) into the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
“English”.
4. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
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5. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
[DC IN 5.3V]
6. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
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7. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
8. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press the
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
camera’s [MENU] button.
9. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
then press [].
Connector B
10. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
Connector A
11. After making sure the camera is turned off,
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
[USB]
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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12. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
13. On your computer, double-click “My
Computer”.
• This will cause the “Add New Hardware...” dialog box
to appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “Add New Hardware...”
dialog box will no longer appear when you perform
the above steps to establish a USB connection.
• If you are running Windows XP, click [Start] and then
[My Computer].
14. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 187).
15. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
16. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
17. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 163.
18. Depending on your operating system, perform
one of the following procedures to save the
files, if you want.
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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■ Windows 98, 2000, Me
IMPORTANT!
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Double click [My Documents] to open it.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
■ Windows XP
19. Depending on the version of Windows you are
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
■ Windows Me/98/XP Users
3. Click [Start] and then [My Documents].
• After pressing the USB cradle’s [USB] button and
making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
■ Windows 2000 Users
• Click card services in the task tray on your computer
screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the
camera. After pressing the USB cradle’s [USB]
button and making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit,
remove the camera from the USB cradle.
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USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation with a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2 or higher), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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IMPORTANT!
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
[DC IN 5.3V]
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
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2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
3. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press the
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
camera’s [MENU] button.
4. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
Connector B
5. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
6. After making sure the camera is turned off,
Connector A
place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
[USB]
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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7. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
11. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 187).
IMPORTANT!
8. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
memory as a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
• After installing the USB driver, your Macintosh will
see the camera’s file memory as a drive whenever
you establish a USB connection between them.
9. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
12. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash. After pressing the USB cradle’s [USB]
button and making sure that the [USB] lamp is
not lit, remove the camera from the USB
cradle.
10. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 163.
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USB Connection Precautions
Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 166.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 166.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 174 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 174 for information about installing Photohands.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and
your computer.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards and
MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory card/
MMC) for details about how to use them.
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Memory Directory Structure
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
System) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
■ Directory Structure
<¥DCIM¥>
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
DCF Protocol
(DCIM Folder)
...
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera
format for image file data and the directory structure for file
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
...
<¥FAVORITE¥>*1
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
AUTPRINT.MRK
(DPOF file)
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
<¥MISC¥>
(DPOF file folder)
<¥SCENE¥>*1
(BESTSHOT folder)
...
UEZ40001.JPE*2
UEZ40002.JPE*2
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
*1 These folders are created in built-in memory only.
*2 These file names are part of the EX-Z40 file structure only.
With the EX-Z30, files are named UEZ30001.JPE,
UEZ30002.JPE, etc.
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■ Folder and File Contents
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels)
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• BESTSHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BESTSHOT user setup files.
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BESTSHOT user setups
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV).
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG).
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV).
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
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Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Image files recorded with the CASIO EX-Z30/EX-Z40
Digital Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it
may take a long time for the image to appear on the
display.
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The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie
on a computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to
install DirectX.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Using the Album Feature
Creating an album
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that creating an “ALBUM” folder (page
163) causes different size versions of each image to
be created in memory. If there is an “ALBUM” folder
in image memory when you specify printing of all
images by a professional print service or on a printer,
you may end up with unwanted multiple prints of the
same image. To avoid this problem, use the
procedure under “To delete an album” on page 174
to delete the ALBUM folder.
Album
Index
Info
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1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Never open the battery compartment cover or
remove the memory card from the camera while an
album is being created. Doing so not only runs the
risk of certain album files being skipped, it can also
result in image data and other data in memory being
corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in
progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 170). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
• Images in the “ALBUM” folder (page 163) cannot be
viewed on the camera’s monitor screen.
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Create
Album”, and then
press [].
Sample layout
3. Use [] and [] to select “Create”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”. to appear on the
monitor screen.
• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
• Creating an album causes a file folder named
“ALBUM”, which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM”
plus other files to be created in camera memory or
on the memory card.
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Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
Album”, and then press [].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create
3. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
Album”, and then press [].
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or the
current Image Type setting.
5. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Background Color
■ Image Use
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
■ Album Type
There are two album types: “Normal” and “Index/Info”.
“Normal” Type
: This type of album displays images in
accordance with the currently selected
layout.
“Index/Info” Type : In addition to the normal album screen,
this type of album also includes
thumbnails of images and detailed
information about each image.
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For this purpose:
Select this
setting:
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
View
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
WEB
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
Print
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■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
NOTE
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it
can take quite a bit of time to complete auto album
creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not
plan to use the album feature, we suggest that you
keep auto album creation turned off, which shortens
the amount of time the camera takes to power down
completely.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off,
but the green operation lamp continues to flash for a
few seconds to indicate that the album creation
process is being performed. Never open the battery
compartment cover or remove the memory card
while the green operation lamp is flashing.
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4. If you created the album after selecting
Viewing Album Files
“Index/Info” as the album type under
“Configuring Detailed Album Settings” on
page 168, you can click one of the following
display options.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in built-
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
in memory or on the memory card, or access
a memory card with your computer (pages
151, 162).
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 169), you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to
display the full-size version.
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is
located inside the folder named “DCIM”.
3. Use your computer’s
: Displays information about each image.
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM”.
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in memory
or on the memory card.
Image
File Name
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
AF Area
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
Index
Info
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Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Auto Focus area
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
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NOTES
Saving an Album
• When printing an album page, you should set up
your Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are
located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your
Web browser application for details about printing
and configuring settings for printing.
• Album contents (titles, comments, etc.) cannot be
edited on the camera. Use a commercially available
HTML file editor to edit album contents.
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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To delete an album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications
for using it in combination with a computer. Install the
applications you need on your computer.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
About the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO
Digital Camera Software)
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
The CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software) that
comes bundled with the camera contains the applications
described below. Installation of these applications is
optional, and you should install only the ones you want to
use.
press [SET].
• The camera returns to the PLAY mode after the
album is deleted.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will
be able to perform USB communication simply by
connecting the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
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Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application automatically transfers image, audio
snapshot, and voice recording WAV files from the camera
to your computer. Photo Loader automatically stores
transferred files in folders named using the current date
(year, month, day) and generates HTML files that make it
possible to view images using a web browser. Photo
Loader (Windows version only) also includes a feature that
simplifies the task of attaching images to e-mail.
DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
Acrobat Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
∗ See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photo Loader.
∗ See the user documentation files (PDF) on the bundled
CD-ROM for details about using Photo Loader and
Photohands. See “Viewing User Documentation (PDF
files)” on page 179 (Windows) and page 181 (Macintosh)
of this manual for more information.
Photohands (for Windows)
Photohands includes retouching tools for adjusting image
color, contrast, and brightness, for resizing images, for
changing image orientation, and for cropping images. You
can also use Photohands for printing images and for
adding a date stamp to printed images.
∗ See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photohands.
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Macintosh
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Photo Loader
Windows
USB Driver*
1
Photo Loader
Photohands
2
OS
XP* /2000/Me/
98
XP/2000/Me/98
XP/2000/Me/98
CPU
486 or higher
(Pentium
recommended)
486 or higher
(Pentium
recommended)
Pentium or
higher
Memory
–
At least 16MB
At least 64MB
HD
–
At least 7MB
At least 10MB
OS
9
CPU
Power PC
Memory
At least 32MB
HD
At least 3MB
• USB connection is supported on a Macintosh running OS 9, 10.1,
or 10.2. Operation is supported using the standard USB driver
that comes with the operating system, so all you need to do is
connect the camera to your Macintosh using the USB cable.
*1 In the case of Windows 2000, you install a data file that enables
use of the operating system’s standard USB driver. You do not
install a special USB driver. Proper operation is not guaranteed
on a computer that has been upgraded from Windows 95 or 3.1
to Windows Me or 98, or from Windows 95 or NT to Windows
2000.
*2 With Windows XP, use the USB driver that comes with the
operating system. You do not need to install the USB driver that
comes with the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
• For details about Windows minimum system
requirements, see the “Readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• For details about Macintosh minimum system
requirements, use a Web browser application to read
the contents of the “readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• The software on the CD-ROM (CASIO Digital
Camera Software) that comes bundled with the
camera does not support operation under Mac OS X
(10.0).
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera
Software) to your computer.
NOTE
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have, you
should install the newer version.
The CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software) includes
the software and user documentation for various
languages. Check the CD-ROM menu screen to see if
applications and user documentation are available for a
particular language.
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Getting Started
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me”
File
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
You should always read the “Read me” file for any
application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
1. Click the “Read me” button for the application
you are going to install.
IMPORTANT!
Selecting a Language
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or
before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about
retaining existing libraries.
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
you want to install.
manual you want to read.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
IMPORTANT!
computer screen.
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on your computer to read user documentation files. If
you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed, you can install it from the bundled CDROM.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and
completely. If you make a mistake when installing
Photo Loader, you may not be able to browse your
existing library information and HTML files that are
created automatically by Photo Loader. In some
cases, image files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than
Windows XP, never connect the camera to your
computer without installing the USB driver from the
CD-ROM first.
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User Registration
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do
so, of course, you need to be able to connect to the
Internet with your computer.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera
Software) to your computer.
1. Click the “Register” button.
Installing Software
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
Use the following procedures to install the software.
2. After registering, terminate your connection
to the Internet.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Photo Loader
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To perform the following procedures, you must have
Acrobat Reader installed on your Macintosh. You can
download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader by
visiting the Adobe Systems website.
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
open the file named “Important”.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
open the file named “readme”.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
install Photo Loader.
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
IMPORTANT!
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created
using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to
read the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder.
Follow the instructions in the file to use your existing
library management files. Failure to follow this
procedure correctly can result in loss or corruption of
your existing files.
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code.
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■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
■ To register as a user
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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APPENDIX
ISO
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
EX-Z30: AUTO / ISO 50 / ISO 100/ ISO 200 /
ISO 400
EX-Z40: AUTO / ISO 50 / ISO 100/ ISO 200 /
ISO 400
AF Area
Auto PF
Spot / Multi
On / Off
■ REC mode
Grid
Digital Zoom
On / Off
On / Off
● REC tab menu
Review
L/R Key
On / Off
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
REC Mode
Self-timer
Size
Snapshot /
BESTSHOT /
Self-timer / Off
Movie /
(
+
)/
Voice
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
EX-Z30: 2048 x 1536 / 2048 x 1360 (3:2) /
● Memory tab menu
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 /
640 x 480
EX-Z40: 2304 x 1728 / 2304 x 1536 (3:2) /
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 /
Quality
640 x 480
Fine / Normal / Economy
EV Shift
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
White Balance
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
(Overcast) /
(Shade) /
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
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REC Mode
Flash
On / Off
On / Off
Focus
White Balance
On / Off
On / Off
ISO
AF Area
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Zoom Position
On / Off
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■ PLAY mode
● Set Up tab menu
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Volume
Startup
File No.
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
● PLAY tab menu
/
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
REC / PLAY
USB
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
Format
PTP (PictBridge)
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
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Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval / Cancel
Favorites
DPOF
Show / Save / Cancel
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
Rotation
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotate / Cancel
Resize
Trimming
1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / Cancel
–
Dubbing
Create Album
Alarm
–
Create / Delete / Layout / Set Up / Cancel
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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● Set Up tab menu
Indicator Lamp Reference
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Volume
Startup
File No.
On (Selectable image) / Off
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational
status of the camera.
Green operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
/
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
2 min / 5 min
REC / PLAY
USB
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
Format
PTP (PictBridge)
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
Red operation lamp
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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REC mode
Operation Lamp
Self-timer
Operation Lamp
Lamp
Green
Red
Green
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
Flash is charging.
Pattern 3
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Cannot Auto Focus.
Monitor screen is off.
Pattern 2
Storing image
Storing movie / performing noise
Pattern 1
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
(3 to 0 seconds)
Cannot charge flash.
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted. / BESTSHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
Lit
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Powering down
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded
images to be lost.
reduction
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
Red
Pattern 3
IMPORTANT!
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Lit
Self-timer
Lamp
create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Self-timer
Lamp
The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE]
lamp and a [USB] lamp. These lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the USB cradle
and camera.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
[CHARGE] lamp
enabled)
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
[USB] lamp
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
[CHARGE] lamp
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
Color
Red
Status
Lit
Green
Amber
Lit
Lit
Red
Flashing
[USB] lamp
Color
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby
Green
Green
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Meaning
Status
Lit
Charge error
USB connection
Flashing Accessing memory
APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 26).
2) Charge the battery (page 28). If the battery
goes dead soon after being charged, it means
the battery has reached the end of its life and
needs to be replaced. Purchase a separately
available NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 38).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 28).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter release
button is pressed.
1) The camera is in the PLAY mode.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
1) Press [
] (REC) to enter the REC mode.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the
focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is
not compatible with Auto Focus operation (page
49).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 65).
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
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4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
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Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
The flash does not fire.
1)
(flash off) is selected as the flash mode.
2) The battery is dead.
3) The camera is in the Movie mode.
4) A scene that selects
(flash off) as the flash
mode is selected in the BESTSHOT Mode.
1)
2)
3)
4)
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 28).
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and
have not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 65).
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
1) When the battery indicator shows
, charge
the battery as soon as possible (page 28).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
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Select a different flash mode (page 53).
Charge the battery (page 28).
Select a different recording mode.
Select a different flash mode (page 53) or
BESTSHOT scene (page 71).
2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Possible Cause
Action
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
Images are not displayed.
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images
recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge,
impact, etc. while the camera was connected to
another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After the computer stops accessing camera file
memory, press the [USB] button on the USB
cradle. Check to make sure that the [USB] lamp
on the USB cradle is off, and then remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
2) Press [DISP] to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Playback
Symptom
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in the REC
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) Camera is not set securely on the USB cradle.
2) USB cable is not connected securely.
3) USB driver is not installed.
4) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check the connection between the camera and
USB cradle.
2) Check all connections.
3) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
151).
4) Press the [USB] button on the USB cradle.
APPENDIX
■ If you have problems installing the USB driver...
You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running
Windows 98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software), or if you have
another type of driver installed. This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the digital camera when it is
connected. If this happens, you will need to re-install the camera’s USB driver. For information about how to re-install the USB
driver, see the USB driver’s “Read me” file on “CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera.
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Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find the image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 104).
Cannot register any
more files.
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to register a BESTSHOT
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups.
• You are attempting to register a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files.
Some problem occurred with the memory card.
Turn off the camera, and remove and then reinsert
the memory card. If the same message appears,
format the memory card (page 138).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try
transferring recoverable files to a computer or
some other storage device.
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
The battery is dead, so the recorded image could
not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the
999th folder. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 112).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the
lens retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action
to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power
again.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 112).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
Printing Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Out of paper
• Out of ink
• Printer internal error
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
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The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is
locked. You cannot store images to or delete
images from a memory card that is locked.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
Specifications
Main Specifications
Product ............................... Digital Camera
Model .................................. EX-Z30/EX-Z40
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 143).
There is no file to
register.
You are trying to save an invalid file as a
BESTSHOT user setup, or as an original startup
image.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 138).
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
Image Files Format
Snapshots ....................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies ............................. AVI (Motion JPEG)
Audio ............................... WAV
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 137).
This function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
■ Camera Functions
Recording Media ............... 9.7MB built-in Flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultimediaCard
Image Size
Snapshots ...................... • EX-Z30
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1360
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
193
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
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• EX-Z40
2304 x 1728
2304 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
Movies ................................. 320 x 240
EX-Z40
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
File Size
(pixels)
2304 x 1728
2304 x 1536
(3:2)
Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
• Snapshots
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
EX-Z30
File Size
(pixels)
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1360
(3:2)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Built-in flash
Approximate
Image File Size memory 9.7MB
1.6MB
1.2MB
630KB
1.5MB
1.1MB
580KB
1050KB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
5
7
14
5
8
15
8
12
24
13
20
35
46
61
98
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
34
45
88
36
50
95
53
79
154
82
126
221
294
386
618
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
640 x 480
(VGA)
194
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 9.7MB
1.9MB
1.5MB
1.1MB
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1050KB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
4
6
8
5
6
8
8
12
24
13
20
35
46
61
98
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30 shots
37 shots
50 shots
32 shots
40 shots
54 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
221 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
APPENDIX
• Movies (320 x 240 pixels)
Data Size
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
In the Macro mode, the optical zoom
range is 1X to 1.8X.
300KB/second max.
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern by CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Effective Pixels .................. EX-Z30: 3.2 million
EX-Z40: 4.0 million
Imaging Element ................ EX-Z30: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color
CCD
(Total pixels: 3.34 million)
EX-Z40: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color
CCD
(Total pixels: 4.23 million)
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BESTSHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
Lens/Focal Distance ......... F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=5.8 (W) to
17.4mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 35 (W) to 105 (T) for
35mm film)
Aperture .............................. F2.6/4.3, auto switching
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (5 modes), manual
switching
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus (AF Mode
(AF Area: Spot or Multi), Macro Mode),
Pan Focus; Infinity Mode; focus lock;
manual focus
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.5 to 3.4
meters (1.6´ to 11.2´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 1.8
meters (1.3´ to 5.9´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
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Recording Functions ........ Snapshot with audio; Macro; self-timer;
BESTSHOT; Movie with audio; voice
recording
* Audio recording is monaural.
APPENDIX
■ Power Requirements
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 40 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Power Requirements ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-40) x 1
Approximate Battery Life:
The values below indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Model
Operation
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
World Time ...................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Input/Output Terminals .... Cradle connector
EX-Z30
Apporoximate
Battery Life
EX-Z40
Apporoximate
Battery Life
Number of Shots
(CIPA)*1
(Operating Time)
360 shots
(180 minutes)
360 shots
(180 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Continuous Recording*2
(Operating Time)
1260 shots
(210 minutes)
1140 shots
(190 minutes)
360 minutes
360 minutes
300 minutes
300 minutes
Continuous Playback*3
(Continuous Snapshot
Recording)
Continuous Voice
Recording*4
Microphone ........................ Monaural
Speaker ............................... Monaural
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1230mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA)
• CIPA Standard
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
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APPENDIX
■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-40)
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 10 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full
telephoto zoom
Rated Voltage .................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance ............ 1230 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
Dimensions ........................ 38.5(W) x 38.0(H) x 9.3(D) mm
(1.53˝(W) x 1.50˝(H) x 0.37˝(D))
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Weight ................................. Approximately 34 g (1.2 oz)
Power Consumption ......... DC 3.7V Approximately 2.6W
Dimensions ........................ 87(W) x 57(H) x 23.1(D) mm
(3.4˝(W) x 2.2˝(H) x 0.91˝(D))
(excluding projections; 19.7mm (0.78˝)
at thinnest part)
■ USB Cradle (CA-24)
Input/Output Terminals .... Camera connector; USB port; AC
adaptor terminal (DC IN 5.3V)
Weight ................................. Approximately 121 g (4.3 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Power Consumption ......... DC 5.3V Approximately 3.2W
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP40); USB cradle (CA-24); Special AC
adaptor; AC power cord; USB cable;
Strap; CD-ROM; Basic Reference
Dimensions ........................ 103(W) x 32(H) x 70(D) mm
(4.1˝(W) x 1.3˝(H) x 2.8˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 71 g (2.5 oz)
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APPENDIX
■ Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type)
Power Supply
• Use only the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion battery to power this
camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the clock. The date and
time settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off
(from both the battery and USB cradle). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 42).
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83 mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650 mA
Dimensions ........................ 78(W) x 20(H) x 39(D) mm
(3.1˝(W) x 0.8˝(H) x 1.5˝(D))
(excluding projections and cable)
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the
total pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Weight ................................. Approximately 90 g (3.2 oz)
Lens
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such
as a slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the
characteristics of lens, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
■ Special AC Adaptor (Plug-in Type)
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650mA
Dimensions ........................ 48(W) x 16(H) x 69(D) mm
(1.9˝(W) x 0.6˝(H) x 2.7˝(D))
(excluding projections and cable)
Weight ................................. Approximately 95 g (3.6 oz)
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