Emprex DSC 3380S, 3380S User manual

Emprex DSC 3380S, 3380S User manual
3-Megapixel Digital Camera with Color LCD
User Manual
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Brief Description ................................................................................................. 2
Package Contents ............................................................................................... 2
Before Using Your Camera ................................................................................ 2
Holding the camera correctly............................................................................. 2
Test photos ......................................................................................................... 2
Identifying the parts ........................................................................................... 3
Using Your 3-Megapixel Digital Camera.......................................................... 4
Charging the battery........................................................................................... 4
Lithium-polymer battery tips ............................................................................. 4
Turning on the camera ....................................................................................... 5
Turning on the LCD........................................................................................... 5
Understanding LCD icons.................................................................................. 5
Mode selection ................................................................................................... 5
Picture-taking mode ........................................................................................... 6
Picture-taking mode with timer on .................................................................... 7
Playback mode ................................................................................................... 8
Playback mode menus........................................................................................ 8
USB mode.......................................................................................................... 8
USB mode activity............................................................................................. 8
Using Secure Digital (SD) memory cards ......................................................... 9
Changing resolution ........................................................................................... 9
Turning sound on/off ....................................................................................... 10
Taking pictures................................................................................................. 10
About Autobrite® technology ......................................................................... 10
Low light lock-out............................................................................................ 10
Deleting an image ............................................................................................ 11
Formatting internal flash memory or SD card ................................................. 11
Installing the Software...................................................................................... 12
System requirements........................................................................................ 12
PhotoImpression 4.0 Installation ..................................................................... 13
PhotoBase 4.0 Installation ............................................................................... 14
Connecting the 3MP Digital Camera to Your PC .................................... 15-17
Troubleshooting (Digital Camera).............................................................. 18-19
Specifications (3-Megapixel Digital Camera) ................................................. 20
Safety Notes................................................................................................... 21-22
Trademarks ....................................................................................................... 23
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3-Megapixel Digital Camera with Color LCD
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Brief Description
Your 3-megapixel digital camera with color LCD display is roughly the size of a credit card only 13 mm thick. The camera’s portability and convenience are enabled by its “worry free”
rechargeable battery, simple user interface, and easy image download when you connect the
camera to a PC with the supplied USB Docking station.
Package Contents
Be sure to check that the package contains all the items listed below:
Camera
CD-ROM
Neck Strap
USB cable
Carry Bag
Docking Station
User Manual
If any items are missing, please contact the store where you purchased the camera. Keep the
camera packaging in a safe place as it will be needed if you return the camera for repairs, etc.
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Before Using Your Camera
To ensure that you use your camera correctly, read the Safety Notes in section 8 and the rest
of this user’s manual carefully.
Holding the camera correctly
Due to the extremely compact size and light weight of the camera, it is critical that you hold
the camera securely in order to avoid “camera shake”. The camera is particularly sensitive to
“shake” in low light environments. Taking a picture in low light requires a longer exposure
time for the image to be captured and any movement during this time might cause a blurred
image.
When taking a photo in low light the flash may trigger. Before this happens, try to avoid
gripping the camera with your fingers placed on the front face of the camera. Instead, hold
the camera on its edges so that the light of the flash does not reflect off your finger(s) and
cause lens flare.
Test photos
Before you capture your first images, we recommend you take some test photos to make sure
that the camera is working properly. This will also help you become comfortable holding the
camera in order to capture satisfactory images.
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Identifying the parts
Front View
Red LED
Flash Strobe
Picture-Taking
Mode /
Playback Mode
Lens
Back View
SD Card slot
Viewfinder
Green LED
Power On/Off
LCD On/Off
Up
Select
Down
Liquid Crystal Display(LCD)
Menu
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Using Your 3-Megapixel Digital Camera
Charging the battery
Long battery life is one of the key benefits of this camera compared to other digital cameras.
On a full charge, the camera will take hundreds of images. Your camera battery has already
been charged prior to shipment. So, you should be able to take pictures without recharging it.
However, just to be safe, you may want to follow the instructions below to make sure that
your camera is fully charged before leaving home
The lithium-polymer battery used in the camera recharges automatically when the camera is
plugged into a PC via the USB cable. In order to charge the battery the first time, first install
the included software (see Installing the Software in section 4) and then plug the camera
into your computer using the provided USB cable. When the battery is charging, the green
LED will blink. When charging is complete, the green LED will be steady on.
Lithium-polymer battery tips:
Safety note: Always observe the precautions described in Section 8.
It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge a depleted battery.
The camera can be charged at ambient temperatures between 0°C and +40°C.
The battery does not need to be fully discharged or exhausted before being
recharged.
o Lithium-polymer batteries lose their charge even when not used. So, be sure to
charge the battery before taking pictures.
o To ensure that your battery lasts as long as possible, switch the camera off when
you are not using it.
o The number of available shots will be lower at low temperatures. You can
increase the amount of power produced by putting the camera in your pocket or
another warm place to heat it just before taking pictures. If you are using a heating
pad, take care not to place the camera directly against the pad.
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Turning on the camera
Press the Power button once to turn on the camera. Press it again to turn the camera off.
• Note: The camera has an automatic time-out feature to conserve battery life. After
one minute (or 2 minutes) the camera will time-out (turn off). When timed out, the
camera will not take a photo when you push the shutter button. Press the Power
button once to turn on the camera again.
• If power is low, the red LED blinks 5 times and then the camera turns off. Recharge
the battery immediately.
Turning on the LCD
The LCD screen comes on automatically in preview mode when the power is turned on.
Press the LCD button once more to switch to preview mode with icons visible. Press the
LCD button again to turn off the LCD.
Understanding LCD icons
LCD
Description
Picture Counter. Shows remaining number of shots.
Indicates Battery Charge State
: The battery has ample charge.
: The battery is approximately half-charged. Suggest charging it before
next use.
: The battery has no charge. Please recharge immediately.
Secure Digital card indicator
Strobe indicator. Flashes on and off while charging. Steady on when flash is set to
Automatic.
Mode selection
Your camera has three modes of operation:
• Picture-taking (for capturing images)
• Playback (for reviewing and deleting images)
• USB mode (for downloading images to a computer and charging the battery)
When the USB cable is connected to the camera and a computer, the camera automatically
goes to USB mode.
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Picture-taking mode
The green LED will be solid when the camera is ready to take pictures. If the green LED is
blinking, the camera is not ready. It may blink for 1 second while storing an image and for 5
seconds while recharging the flash.
Picture-taking mode menus
• Press the Menu button to access the menus.
• Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to make selections.
• Press the Select button to cycle through the available options.
• Press the Menu button to save your selections.
Function
Setting
Description
Menu
FLASH
AUTO
Flash functions automatically in the dim condition
OFF
Flash is disabled
ON
Force flash to function under any lighting condition
TIMER
OFF
Self-timer is off
10 S
Captures an image 10 seconds after pressing the shutter
button
Note: After taking the picture, self-timer function turns off.
2S
Captures an image 2 seconds after pressing the shutter
button.
SIZE
LARGE
Takes 3264 x 2448 pixels image
MEDIUM
Takes 2000 x 1500 pixels image
SMALL
Takes 1000 x 750 pixels image
SOUND
ON
Turns audio beeps on
OFF
Turns audio beeps off
LANGUAGE ENG
Displays English menu
FRA
Displays French menu
ITA
Displays Italian menu
DEU
Displays Deutsch menu
ESP
Displays Spanish menu
Displays Japanese menu
ZOOM
TIMEOUT
DISPLAY
COUNTER
NL
POR
1x
2x
1 MIN
2 MIN
HIGH
LOW
RESET
Displays Chinese menu
Displays Dutch menu
Displays Portuguese menu
Takes/Displays picture in normal size
Takes/Displays picture in double size
Turns camera off automatically after 1 minute of inactivity
Turns camera off automatically after 2 minutes of inactivity
Sets high brightness LCD
Sets low brightness LCD
Resets the picture counter to zero
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Typical picture-taking mode menu displays
Picture-taking mode with timer on
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Note the timer icon in the center of the display. When the timer is on, and set to 10 seconds
(for example), the front red LED begins blinking when the shutter button is pressed. It begins
counting down with 8 seconds of slow blinking (with audio beeps if the sound is on) and 2
seconds of fast blinking (with audio beeps). After the picture is taken there is a 1 second
audio beep and the red LED goes steady.
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Playback mode
Use the Playback mode to review images you have captured and to review images in order to
delete them. Select Playback mode by sliding the mode switch to the right. The last picture
taken is displayed first. If the camera is empty, the display will say “No pictures on camera.”
Only the active media (SD card or internal memory) is displayed. In order to review pictures
in internal memory, the SD card must be removed. After a picture has been deleted, the
camera will return to Playback mode.
Playback mode menus
Menu
Delete
Delete All
Format
Selection
Confirm delete of current image
Confirm delete of all images
Formats the SD memory card
Description
Select Yes or No
Select Yes or No
Select Yes or No
USB mode
Use the USB mode to download images to your computer and to recharge the camera’s
battery. The mode selection switch can be in either position (Picture-taking or Playback).
Connect the mini USB plug to the mini USB socket on the camera and connect the larger size
USB plug to the USB socket on your computer. You will hear a low-high beep when
connecting and a high-low beep when disconnecting. All camera buttons are inactive during
USB mode.
USB mode activity
Activity
Blinking green LED
Solid green LED
Medium blinking red LED
Solid red LED
Fast blinking red LED
What’s Happening
Charging
Fully-charged
USB waiting for enumeration
USB connected and transfer data
When connecting camera to PC before driver
is installed. Please install driver.
Note: See Section 5 on how to download images to your computer.
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Using Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
Your camera is capable of storing images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. To use an
SD card, insert the card into the SD slot in your camera. The LCD will show the SD card
indicator when an SD card is in the slot.
SD card icon is displayed
When card is inserted
Insert SD card in
the card slot
It may be necessary to format the SD card if the card has been used in devices other than
your camera. To format, see Formatting Flash Memory or SD Card in section 3.
“0” displays at lower right of the LCD display when the SD card is full, or the SD card is
write-protected, or there is an error writing to the card. You cannot take picture. To take
picture, download the pictures to your computer, or delete some unimportant pictures from
the SD card (refer to page 11), or use a writable SD card.
Changing resolution
Your 3MP Digital Camera offers three choices in resolution: Large, Medium and Small.
Large resolution is 3264 x 2448 pixels, Medium resolution is 2000 x1500 pixels, and Small
resolution is 1000 x 750 pixels. The higher resolution setting allows for an image to be
printed as large as 8 x 10 inches, but requires more memory to store. The lower resolution
setting will allow for more images to be stored on the camera, but does not ensure printquality detail. It is best suited for images to be e-mailed or posted on a Web site.
Size
Resolution Size
# of Available Shots
(16MB internal memory)
Large
Medium
Small
3264 x 2448 pixels
2000 x 1500 pixels
1000 x 750 pixels
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To change the resolution:
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Turn the camera on and press the mode button.
Select Size and then select LARGE, MEDIUM or SMALL.
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Turning sound on/off
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Turn the camera on and press the mode button.
Select Sound and then select ON or OFF.
Taking pictures
To take pictures using your 3MP Digital Camera:
• Turn the camera on.
• In low light conditions, check to make sure the flash is ready. Be sure the Flash is set
to AUTO.
• Use the aiming mark in the viewfinder to center the image you want to capture.
• Alternatively, use the color LCD display to view the image you want to capture. The
color LCD comes on automatically in preview mode when the camera is turned on.
Press the LCD button again to view preview mode with icons.
• Hold the camera still and press the shutter button.
• The LCD will indicate when the picture has been successfully taken by cycling
through the number display. If the sound feature is turned on, one short beep will
also indicate that a picture has been taken.
Note: Safety while taking pictures
Do not use the camera while you are walking, running, driving or operating machinery.
Doing so can result in a serious accident.
About Autobrite® technology
The camera offers the benefits of a technology known as Autobrite. This technology
automatically adjusts the exposure and captures crisp details in scenes where both dim and
bright lighting conditions are present, such as glare or backlighting. Most existing digital
cameras produce washed out or silhouetted images under such conditions. We suggest you
try to avoid taking pictures pointing directly at bright objects (such as the sun), due to the
potential impact of extremely bright lighting on image quality and lens flare.
Autobrite is proprietary to SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Low light lock-out
Low light lock-out is a feature that prevents the camera from taking pictures in low light
settings when the flash is not ready. When low light lock-out is enabled the camera will give
a warning beep – even if the sound is off. To override low light lock-out, continue holding
the shutter button for 1 second after the warning beep.
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Deleting an image
To delete the most recent image:
• Turn the camera on and switch the Picture-Taking Mode/ Playback Mode to playback.
• Press the Menu button and select Delete.
• Use the up/down arrow buttons to select “Yes” to delete the image or “No” to save
the image.
• Press the Select button to confirm your selection. Two audio beeps will confirm your
selection.
• Repeat the process again to delete the next most recent image.
• To resume taking pictures move the mode selection switch to the left to Picturetaking mode.
To delete all the images on the camera:
• Turn the camera on and switch the Picture-Taking Mode/ playback Mode to Playback.
• Press the Menu button and select Delete All.
• Use the up/down arrow buttons to select “Yes” to delete all the images or “No” to
save all the images.
• Press the Select button to confirm your selection. Two audio beeps will confirm your
selection.
• To resume taking pictures move the mode selection switch to the left to Picturetaking mode.
Formatting internal flash memory or SD card
To format internal flash memory or SD card
Warning: Formatting an SD card or flash memory will delete all information.
• If formatting an SD card, insert the card into the camera. Remove the SD card if you
are formatting the internal flash memory.
• Turn the camera on and switch the Picture-Taking Mode/ Playback Mode to playback.
• Press the Menu button and use the up/down arrow buttons to Select Format.
• Press the Select button to confirm your selection.
• Use the up/down arrow buttons to select Yes/No.
• Press the select button to confirm your selection.
• To resume taking pictures, switch the mode selection switch to Picture-Taking mode.
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Installing the Software
System requirements
Windows
• Windows ME, 2000, or XP
• 200 MHz Pentium or better
• 32MB RAM
• 200MB available Hard Drive space
• CD-ROM
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PhotoImpression 4.0 Installation
1. Insert installation CD into your PC’s CD-ROM.
2. Introduction screen will appear automatically.
3. Click “ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4.0”
6. Click “Next”
4. Click “Yes”
7. Click “ Finish”
5. Click “Next“
Note: To find out more about PhotoImpression 4.0 or how to use it, consult online help by
clicking “?” icon or “help” on the pull-down menu.
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PhotoBase 4.0 Installation
1. Insert installation CD into your PC’s CD-ROM.
2. Introduction screen will appear automatically.
3. Click “ArcSoft PhotoBase 4.0”
4. InstallShield Wizard will automatically
Begin to install.
7. Click “Next”
8. Click “Next”
5. Click “Next”
9. Click “Finish”
6. Click “Yes”
Note: To find out more about PhotoBase4.0
or how to use it, consult online help
by clicking “?” icon or “help” on the
pull-down menu.
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Connecting the 3MP Digital Camera to Your PC
After the software has been installed on your computer, plug the camera into an available
USB port using the provided USB cable. The Windows operating system requires that you
install drivers for the camera so that the camera and computer can communicate properly.
To do this:
Connect your camera to an available USB Port.
Click “My Computer”
Removable Disk Displayed
Click “Removable Disk”
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Click “GETMYPIX.EXE”
Click “Transfer”
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Photos transferring, this may take a few moment.
Click “Close” when it’s done. The photos are copied from the camera to the specified
folder.
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Troubleshooting (Digital Camera)
Problem
No power
Picture-taking
Symptom
Camera will not
turn on
Image appears
blurred or dark
Likely Cause
Battery power has been
depleted
The camera or subject
was moving when the
shot was taken
The subject is too close
The lens is dirty
Flash does not
go off as
expected
Flash has not finished
charging
The flash has been
turned off
Camera will not
focus
Subject is not in the
center of the lens
viewfinder or LCD
(preview)
Camera is not turned on
No space on the SD card
/ internal memory
Cannot take
pictures when
the shutter
button is
pressed
PC Connection
PC does not
recognize the
camera
The camera has
timed out
Check the USB cable
connection
Interference from other
USB devices
Solution
Recharge the internal
battery (section 3)
Hold the camera
firmly
Move away from the
subject
Clean the lens with a
soft cloth
Wait until the green
LED is steady
Make sure the flash is
set to AUTOmatic or
ON
Move the subject to
the center of the lens
viewfinder or LCD
(preview)
Turn on the camera
Delete unwanted files
(section 3) or insert a
new SD card (section
3)
Turn the camera on
Make sure both ends
of the USB cable are
connected
Disconnected other
USB devices
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Check computer
Camera
malfunctions
during use
Electrostatic
discharge
interfered with
the camera
Check if the camera is
connected to the PC
LCD
The LCD does
not light.
Everything on
the LCD
flashes and “7”
or “8” is
displayed
Camera
firmware defect
If you turn the power off
with the LCD off, the
LCD screen is still set to
OFF the next time the
power is turned on.
Sync firmware with PC
LCD displays
“E2” when a
SD memory
card is inserted
Incompatible
file system on
SD memory
card
Format SD card
Connect the camera to
the PC with the USB
cable and select [My
Computer] – [Control
Panel] – [System] –
[Device Manager]. In
the [Device Manager]
window delete
[Compose USB
device] or [Unknown
device] in [Other
devices]. Then
disconnect the camera
and install the
software before
reconnecting the
camera to the PC.
Turn off the camera
and then turn it back
on. If connected to
the PC disconnect the
camera from the USB
cord, and turn it off
then on again.
Press the LCD button
once to turn on the
LCD.
If the “Camera
firmware is out of
sync. Update
recommended.
Update firmware?”
message appears when
you connect the
camera to your PC
with the USB cable,
click the [Yes] button
to update your
firmware.
See Deleting an
image/Formatting
flash memory or SD
card in section 3
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Specifications (3 Megapixel Digital Camera)
Imager
Imager Resolution
Dynamic Range
Exposure Control
Sensitivity
Exposure time
Exposure-to-exposure time
Lens
Lens focus
Viewfinder
Display
Controls
Strobe
Strobe activation
Strobe distance
Image resolution settings
White Balance
Built-in storage
Expansion slot
Computer/host interface
System requirements
Dimensions
Weight
Battery specification
Operation environment
1/2-inch SMaL CMOS imager with Autobrite*
2032 x 1524 active pixels
55 dB linear / up to 85 dB with Autobrite*
Automatic with Autobrite and low-light-level strobe
activation
Equivalent to ISO 100
1/15 second to 1/10,000 second
<4 seconds
Glass, F.L. = 8.2mm, F/3.0 (equivalent to 42 mm lens
on a 35 mm camera)
Fixed, 1.5 m (4.9 ft) to infinity
Reverse-Galilean optical viewfinder
1.5” Color TFT
Power on-off, mode selection, shutter button, LCD onoff, menu, select, arrow up, arrow down
Xenon flash lamp, guide number = 4.5
Automatic (low-light detection)
Approx. 0.8m ~ 2m
Large (3264x2448) pixels
Medium (2000x1500) pixels
Small (1000x750) pixels
Autobrite*
16MB flash memory holds 7 images (Mediumresolution); 15 images (Small-resolution)
SD card
USB 1.1
233 MHz Pentium 2 or greater with MS Windows ME,
2000, or XP
90 mm x 60 mm x 13mm
(3.46” x 2.20” x .044”)(not including protruding lens)
Approx. 80 grams
Lithium-polymer battery
(rechargeable, non-removable)
Temperature: Approx. 0°C ~ 40°C
(32°F ~ 104°F)
Humidity: 80% or less (no condensation)
*Autobrite is a registered trademark of SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge,
MA, USA.
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Safety Notes
We strongly recommend that you read these Safety Notes (and associated materials) before
using your camera.
WARNING
• The enclosed disk is a computer CD-ROM. Never attempt to play this disk on an ordinary
music CD player as it may produce extremely high noise levels that could damage your
hearing or your audio equipment.
• The camera is a precision instrument. Never attempt to dismantle this device. There is a
serious danger of a powerful electric shock.
• Do not drape the connection cord around your neck or otherwise treat the cable carelessly,
as this could result in suffocation or injury.
• Do not look through the viewfinder at the sun or other strong light. Doing so could
damage your eyesight.
• Do not leave the camera in locations exposed to direct sunlight, as this could cause a fire
due to magnification by the lens.
• Do not bring the camera close to a flame or throw it into a fire.
• Do not drop the camera or otherwise subject it to strong impact.
• Do not immerse the camera in water.
Notes on Copyright
Images recorded using your digital camera system cannot be used in ways that infringe
copyright laws without the consent of the owner, unless intended only for personal use. Note
that some restrictions apply to the photographing of stage performances, entertainments and
exhibits, even when intended purely for personal use. Users are also asked to note that the
transfer of memory containing images or data protected under copyright laws is only
permissible within the restrictions imposed by those copyright laws.
Liquid Crystal
If the liquid crystal display (LCD) is damaged, take particular care with the liquid crystal
inside the panel. If any of the following situations arise, take the urgent action indicated:
• If liquid crystal comes in contact your skin: Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash
thoroughly with soap and running water.
• If liquid crystal gets into your eye: Flush the affected eye with clean water for at least 15
minutes and then seek medical assistance.
• If liquid crystal is swallowed: Flush your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek medical assistance.
Handling Your Digital Camera Safely
This camera contains precision electronic components. To ensure that images are recorded
correctly, do not subject the camera to impact or shock while an image is being recorded.
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Places to Avoid
Do not use or store the camera in the following types of locations:
• In the rain or in very humid, dirty or dusty places.
• Places subject to extreme temperature rises, such as in direct sunlight or a closed car in
summer. Extremely cold places.
• Places subject to strong vibration.
• Places affected by smoke or steam.
• Places subject to strong magnetic fields (such as near motors, transformers or magnets).
• In contact with chemicals such as pesticides or next to rubber or vinyl products for long
periods of time.
• Sandy places such as beaches or deserts, or places where there is wind-borne sand.
Note on Condensation
If the camera is carried suddenly from a cold location into a warm location, water droplets
may form on the inside of the camera or on the lens (condensation). When this occurs, switch
the camera off and wait an hour before using the camera.
Cleaning Your Camera
• Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens, LCD or viewfinder, and then wipe
lightly with a soft, dry cloth. Leaving the lens extended for long periods can allow dust
to enter the camera’s viewfinder. However, this does not affect the image.
• Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD or viewfinder as these surfaces are
easily damaged.
• Clean the body of the camera with a soft, dry, cloth. Do not use volatile substances such
as thinners, benzine or insecticide, as these may react with the camera body finish and
cause deformation or remove the coating.
Checked Baggage
When traveling by air, do not place your camera in the check-in baggage. Baggage handling
at airports may subject baggage to violent shocks, and the camera may be damaged internally
even when no external damage is visible.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the camera to rain or moisture.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Disposing of This Product
When disposing of this product, do so in accordance with your local waste disposal
regulations.
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Trademarks
Autobrite is a registered trademark of SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation of the U.S. and
other countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows
Operating System.
Pentium is trademark of Intel Corporation.
All other company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the
respective companies.
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