HP PhotoSmart 630 Series, Q2224A#ABA, 630 series User manual

HP PhotoSmart 630 Series, Q2224A#ABA, 630 series User manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1:
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Camera parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Top and back of camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front, bottom, and side of camera . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the lens cap tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the lens cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing a memory card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning on power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Understanding the status screen . . . . . . . . . 17
Restoring previous settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Choosing the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Camera states and menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and recording video clips . . . .23
Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recording audio with still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Recording video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Taking self-timer pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using the viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using live view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using auto focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using focus lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Setting the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the capture menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Help for the menu options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
EV compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Exposure mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
ISO speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and video clips . . . . . . . . . .46
Using playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tagging images for direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the playback menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Record audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
View thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Magnify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Setting up the share menu on the camera . . . . . . . . . 59
Using the share menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Tagging images for hp instant share
destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
How hp instant share e-mails images . . . . . . . . .64
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Customizing the share menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Chapter 5:
Unloading and printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Unloading to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Camera sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Date & time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
USB configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
TV configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Move images to card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Problems and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Resetting the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Messages on the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Messages on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Getting assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
HP accessibility website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
HP photosmart website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Support process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Phone support in the United States . . . . . . . . . .101
Phone support in Europe, the Middle East,
and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Other phone support worldwide . . . . . . . . . . .104
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Appendix A:
Batteries and camera accessories . . . . . . . . . .106
Managing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Rechargeable batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Power conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Purchasing camera accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Appendix B:
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Memory capacity for still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Chapter 1:
Getting started
Congratulations on your purchase of this digital camera! Your
new camera has many features to enhance your picture-taking
experience, including HP Instant ShareTM, direct printing
capability, manual and automatic controls, on-camera Help,
and an optional camera dock.
With HP Instant Share, you can easily tag images in your
camera to be automatically sent to e-mail addresses (including
group distribution lists), online albums, or other destinations
the next time you connect the camera to your computer. And
with the direct printing capability, you can easily tag images in
your camera to be automatically printed the next time you
connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart printer or to
any other HP printer with a front panel USB port.
To further enhance your experience, you may purchase an
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock. (For information on
purchasing the camera dock, see page 110.) The camera dock
allows you to easily download images to a computer, send
images to a printer or television, recharge the camera
batteries, and provide a convenient home for your camera.
NOTE A dock insert is included in your
camera box which enables your
camera (and others of the same
model) to use the HP camera dock.
Please do not use the dock insert
without the camera dock and do not discard it. See the
HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual for instructions on
using the dock insert with the camera dock.
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Camera parts
NOTE Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names
for more information about those specific camera parts.
Top and back of camera
2
1
3
AF
4
15
5
14
6
7
13
12 11 10 9
# Name
8
Description
1
Turns the camera power on and off
ON/OFF
switch (page 17)
2
Video button Starts and stops recording a video clip
(page 25)
3 Shutter button
(pages 23, 27)
Takes a picture and records audio
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# Name
Description
4 Zoom lever with
Zoom Out
and Zoom In
controls
(page 33)
Zooms out the lens to the wide angle
position, and zooms in the lens to the
telephoto position
5
Flash button
(page 31)
Allows you to select the flash setting
6 OK button
(pages 35, 49)
Allows you to display the Capture
and Playback menus and to select
menu options on the Image Display
7
Allows you to move through menus
Controller
with
and and images on the Image Display
buttons
8 Power/Memory
light (page 17)
Solid—camera is on
Fast blinking—camera is reading from
or writing to memory
Slow blinking—camera is off and is
charging the batteries
Off—camera is off
9
HP Instant
Share button
(page 62)
Turns the Share menu on and off on
the Image Display
10
Print button
(page 48)
Allows you to tag images for printing
11
Turns Playback on and off on the
Playback
button (page 46) Image Display
12
Turns Live View on and off on the
Live View
button (page 29) Image Display
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# Name
Description
13 Image Display
(pages 29, 46)
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all
the menus
14 Viewfinder lights:
Video
(page 25) and
AF Auto
Exposure/Auto
Focus and Flash
(page 30)
is solid red—video is recording
AF is solid green—after you pressed
the Shutter button halfway down, the
camera is ready to take a picture (auto
exposure and auto focus are locked,
and the flash is ready)
AF is blinking green—either a focus
error occurred when you pressed the
Shutter button halfway down, the flash
is charging, or the camera is still
processing the last picture
Both
and AF are blinking—an
error has occurred; for example, the
memory is full (see the following
NOTE)
NOTE If an error prevents a picture
from being taken, then an error
message will display on the
Image Display. See Messages on
the camera on page 87.
15 Viewfinder
(pages 23, 28)
Allows you to frame the subject of your
picture or video clip
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Front, bottom, and side of camera
2
3
1
4
6
11
10
8
9
5
7
# Name
Description
1 Flash (page 31)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking
2 Self-Timer light
(page 27)
Blinks during the 10-second countdown before taking a picture when
Self-Timer in the Capture menu is set to
On or On - 2 shots. When set to On 2 shots, also blinks during the time
between the first and second shots.
3 Microphone
(page 24)
Records audio clips
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# Name
Description
4 Lens cap
(page 15)
Protects the camera lens. You must
remove the lens cap before taking
pictures or recording video.
5 Lens cap tether Allows you to attach a tether to the
mount (page 14) lens cap
6 Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera to
a tripod
7 Camera dock
connector
(page 110)
Allows you to connect the camera to
the optional HP 8886 camera dock.
(See page 110 for information on
purchasing an HP 8886 camera dock.)
8 Battery/memory Allows you access to insert and
card door
remove the batteries and an optional
(page 15)
memory card
9 Power adapter
connector
(page 111)
Allows you to connect an optional
HP AC power adapter to the camera to
either operate the camera without
batteries, or recharge the batteries in
the camera
10 USB connector
(pages 67, 69)
Allows you to connect a USB cable
from the camera to a USB-enabled
computer or printer
11 Wrist strap
Allows you to attach a wrist strap
mount (page 14)
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Setup
Attaching the wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the wrist
strap mount on the side of the
camera as shown.
NOTE It is easiest to install the
wrist strap by inserting it from
the bottom.
Attaching the lens cap tether
1 Wrap the small loop of the
lens cap tether around the
wrist strap between the
plastic stay on the wrist
strap and the wrist strap
mount on the side of the
camera.
2 Insert the long loop of the
tether through the small
loop and pull to tighten the knot.
3 Insert the long loop of the
tether through the lens cap
tether mount.
4 Pull the long loop over the
sides of the lens cap and then
under the lens cap as shown.
Pull to tighten the knot.
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Attaching the lens cap
1 Pinch the grips on the sides of the
lens cap with your thumb and
finger as shown.
2 Fit the lens cap into the lens ring
on the front of the camera and
release the grips on the lens cap.
Make sure the lens cap snaps
into place.
To remove the lens cap, pinch the grips on the sides of the lens
cap with your thumb and finger, and pull the lens cap off the
lens ring.
Installing the batteries
1 Open the battery/memory
card door on the bottom of
the camera.
2 Insert the batteries as indicated
inside the door.
3 If you do not have an optional
memory card to install in the
camera, close the battery/
memory card door and skip to Turning on power on
page 17. If you want to install an optional memory card,
leave the battery/memory card door open and proceed to
the next section, Installing a memory card (optional).
NOTE For more information, see Managing batteries on
page 106. You can also use an optional HP AC power
adapter to power the camera, and you can recharge
batteries in the camera using an optional HP AC power
adapter or HP 8886 camera dock. For more information,
see Purchasing camera accessories on page 110.
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Installing a memory card (optional)
Your digital camera contains 16 MB of internal memory that
allows you to store images and video clips in your camera.
However, you can use an optional memory card (purchased
separately) instead to store images and video clips. For
information on the memory cards that are supported with your
camera, see Purchasing camera accessories on page 110.
NOTE If a memory card is installed in the camera, all new
images and video clips will be stored only on the memory
card. The internal memory and its file system are not
available when a memory card is installed in the camera.
1 With the battery/memory card
door open on the bottom of the
camera, insert the memory card
in the slot behind the batteries as
shown. Make sure the memory
card snaps into place.
2 Close the battery/memory
card door.
To remove a memory card, press down on the top edge of the
memory card, and it will spring outward from the slot.
NOTE You can install or remove an optional memory card
while the camera is powered on with an optional HP AC
power adapter.
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Turning on power
NOTE You must remove the lens cap to be able to operate the
camera. If you turn on the camera without removing the
lens cap, an error message will display on the Image
Display. See Messages on the camera on page 87.
Remove the lens cap and then turn
on the camera by sliding the
ON/OFF switch to the right and
releasing it.
The lens extends, the Image Display
turns on for a few seconds (see the
next subsection), and the Power/
Memory light turns on solid.
Understanding the status screen
When you turn on the camera, the HP logo screen and then the
status screen display for a few seconds on the Image Display.
The main part of the status screen
shows the current Image Quality
setting (designated by the stars),
number of pictures remaining,
battery level, and flash setting. Any
non-default Capture menu settings
are also shown across the top of the
status screen.
The status screen is also displayed for a few seconds any time
you change the flash settings on the camera. See Setting the
flash on page 31.
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Restoring previous settings
Some of the settings that you can change in the camera menus
do not remain set after you turn off the camera. However, you
can restore the settings from the last time the camera was on
and had at least one non-default setting (which could actually
be several power cycles ago) by holding down the OK button
while also sliding the ON/OFF switch to turn on the camera.
The restored settings are then displayed across the top of the
status screen. (See the previous subsection.)
Choosing the language
The first time you turn on the camera, the following screen
appears and prompts you to choose a language.
1 Scroll to the language that you
want by using the
buttons
on the Controller
.
2 Press the OK button to select the
highlighted language.
NOTE You can change the language setting by using the
Language menu option in the Setup menu. See Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu on page 71, and then see
Language on page 74.
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Setting the date and time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which
you take each picture. The first time you turn on the camera, the
following screen appears after you choose the language.
1 Adjust the value of the
highlighted selection by using
the
buttons.
2 Press the
buttons to move to
the other selections.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the
correct date, time, and date/time format are set.
NOTE In the date/time format, mm=month, dd=day, and
yyyy=year.
3 Press the OK button when the proper values are entered,
and then press OK again to accept the values. The Image
Display then turns off.
Installing the software
The HP Photo & Imaging software allows you to unload images
from the camera, view them, print them, and e-mail them. It
also allows you to configure the Share menu on the camera.
See Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 58 for
information about configuring the Share menu on the
camera, and Chapter 5: Unloading and printing images on
page 67 for information about connecting the camera to a
computer or printer.
NOTE Copies of this User’s Manual are also located
on the HP Photo & Imaging software CD. Look in the
\docs\Readme file on the CD to see where the manual
in your language is located.
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Windows
NOTE For the HP Instant Share component of the HP Photo &
Imaging software to function properly on your Windows
computer, you must have installed at least Internet Explorer
5.01 on Windows 2000 or XP, or Internet Explorer 5.01
Service Pack 2 on Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer. The installation window
automatically appears.
NOTE If the installation window does not appear, click Start,
and then click Run. Type X:\Setup.exe, where X is the
letter of your CD drive.
3 Click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the software.
Your Windows CD may also include bonus software from other
manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Click Start, click Run, and in the Open box, type
X:\Bonus\setup.exe (where X is the letter of your CD drive).
2 Click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
install the bonus software.
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Macintosh
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD
drive of your computer.
3 Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
4 Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
NOTE Before you can unload images from the camera to a
Macintosh computer, you must first change the USB
Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu on
the camera. See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on
page 71, and then see USB configuration on page 73.
Your Macintosh CD may also include bonus software from
other manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Double-click the Bonus folder icon.
2 Double-click the installer icon for the bonus software.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
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Camera states and menus
Your camera has three main states that allow you to complete
certain tasks. Each of these states has an associated menu you
can use to adjust camera settings or perform tasks in that state.
z
Capture—Allows you to take still pictures and record video
clips. For information on using Capture, see Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and recording video clips on page 23.
z
Playback—Allows you to review the still images and video
clips that you capture. For information on using Playback,
see Chapter 3: Reviewing images and video clips on
page 46.
z
Share—Allows you to use the HP Instant Share technology
to tag images in your camera to be automatically sent to a
variety of destinations the next time you connect the camera
to your computer. For information on using Share, see
Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 58.
Your camera also has a fourth menu, the Setup menu, which
allows you to adjust a number of camera settings. For
information on this menu, see Chapter 6: Using the setup
menu on page 71.
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Chapter 2:
Taking pictures and
recording video clips
Taking still pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display. For
example, if a menu is currently displayed when you press the
Shutter button, the menu will be canceled, and the camera will
take a picture.
To take a still picture:
1 Frame the subject for your
picture in the viewfinder (see
page 28).
2 Hold the camera steady and
press the Shutter button
halfway down. The camera
measures and then locks the
focus and exposure.
3 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture. You will hear a shutter click when the camera takes
the picture.
After the picture is taken, the image is displayed for several
seconds in Instant Review on the Image Display. You can
delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the
OK button. You can use Playback to review the pictures you
have taken. See Using playback on page 46.
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NOTE The Power/Memory light will blink while the camera is
saving images to the internal memory or to an optional
memory card. Do not remove a memory card while this
light is blinking, because it might corrupt the card.
Recording audio with still
pictures
You can record audio clips that are attached to the still pictures
you take.
The following procedure explains how to record an audio clip
while you are taking a still picture. You can also record an
audio clip later to attach to a still image by using the Record
Audio menu option in the Playback menu. See Using the
playback menu on page 49, and then see Record audio on
page 53.
1 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
2 Continue to hold the Shutter button down to start recording
the audio clip. Instant Review remains on the Image Display,
and a microphone icon and audio counter appear on the
Image Display as well.
3 Release the Shutter button to stop recording audio.
NOTE You must hold the Shutter button down for longer than
2 seconds after the picture is taken to have the recorded
audio saved. Otherwise, it is discarded.
Audio recording stops when you release the Shutter button or
the camera runs out of memory, whichever comes first. After
recording has stopped, the image is displayed for several
seconds in Instant Review on the Image Display. You can delete
the image and the audio clip that is attached to the image
during Instant Review by pressing the OK button.
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NOTE Because the camera does not have a speaker, you
cannot hear audio clips when using Playback on the
camera. Instead, you must use a television (TV) or
computer to hear audio clips. If you have an optional
HP 8886 camera dock, you can review the audio clips
attached to your still images by connecting the camera to
a TV via the camera dock. For information on how to do
this, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual that
was included with your camera dock.
Recording video clips
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
A video clip includes audio.
1 Frame the subject for your
video in the viewfinder (see
page 28).
2 Press and release the Video
button to start recording
video. The Video
viewfinder light turns on
solid red. If Live View is on
when the camera starts recording, a video
icon, REC,
and a video counter appear on the Image Display. See
Using live view on page 29.
3 Press and release the Video
button again to stop
recording video.
NOTE If you have set Self-Timer to On or On - 2 shots in the
Capture menu (see page 38), the camera will start
recording 10 seconds after you press the Video button.
However, with the On - 2 shots setting, the camera only
records one video clip.
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The camera automatically stops recording when you press and
release the Video
button again or the camera runs out of
memory, whichever comes first. After recording has stopped,
the first frame of the video clip and Processing... appear on the
Image Display. While it is processing, you can delete the video
clip by pressing the OK button.
NOTE The quality of the video recorded and the amount of
video that can be stored in memory will vary based on the
current Image Quality setting in the Capture menu (see
page 36). The default Best Image Quality setting will
result in the highest quality video recordings, but will
consume more memory. In contrast, the Better or Good
Image Quality settings will result in reduced video quality,
but will use less storage space in memory.
You can use Playback on the camera to review the video
portion of the video clips you have recorded. See Using
playback on page 46.
NOTE Because the camera does not have a speaker, you
cannot hear the audio portion of video clips when using
Playback on the camera. Instead, you must use a television
(TV) or computer to hear the audio portion. If you have an
optional HP 8886 camera dock, you can review the audio
portion of your video clips by connecting the camera to a
TV via the camera dock. For information on how to do
this, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual that
was included with your camera dock.
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Taking self-timer pictures
You can also take still pictures using the Self-Timer settings in
the Capture menu.
1 Set Self-Timer to either On or On - 2 shots in the Capture
menu. See Using the capture menu on page 35, and then
see Self-timer on page 38.
2 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
3 Frame the subject for your picture in the viewfinder (see
page 28).
4 Press the Shutter button halfway down. The camera
measures and then locks the focus and exposure. The
camera will hold these settings for the 10 seconds until it
takes the picture.
NOTE If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down instead, the camera locks focus and exposure just
before the end of the 10-second countdown. This is useful
when one or more subjects will be entering the picture
during the 10-second countdown period.
5 Press the Shutter button all the way down. If Live View is on,
a 10-second countdown appears on the Image Display. The
Self-Timer light on the front of the camera blinks slowly for 7
seconds and then quickly for the final 3 seconds before the
camera takes the picture. If you set Self-Timer to On - 2
shots, the Self-Timer light blinks for a few more seconds until
the second picture is taken.
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Using the viewfinder
The viewfinder has a circle and
three lines superimposed on it.
You can use the circle in the
viewfinder to center most of the
pictures you take and all of the
video clips you record. The only
time you should not use the
circle to center a picture is when
you are taking close-up pictures
using the Macro
Exposure Mode setting on the camera.
NOTE The Exposure Mode setting does not apply when you
are recording video clips.
If you use the viewfinder to take close-up pictures in Macro
Exposure Mode, parallax error can occur. (This means that
some of the subject you see through the viewfinder will not
actually appear in your captured image.) The lines above and
below the circle in the viewfinder can help you correct for this.
1 Set Exposure Mode to Macro
in the Capture menu. See
Using the capture menu on page 35, and then see
Exposure mode on page 39.
2 Frame the entire subject for your close-up picture within the
three lines in the viewfinder. Be sure that you line-up the
upper-left corner of the picture using the parallax lines.
NOTE It is strongly recommended, however, that you use Live
View on the Image Display (see the next section), instead
of the viewfinder, when using the Macro
Exposure
Mode setting. (Live View turns on automatically when you
set the Exposure Mode to Macro .) Live View alleviates
parallax error when you are using Macro .
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Using live view
The Image Display allows you to frame pictures and video clips
using Live View. To activate Live View on the Image Display,
press the Live View
button. To turn off Live View, press the
Live View
button again.
NOTE Using Live View consumes a lot of battery power. To
conserve batteries, use the viewfinder instead.
The following table describes the information that is displayed
in the Live View screen of the Image Display when the camera
settings are at their default values and no memory card is
installed in the camera.
NOTE If you change other camera settings or install a
memory card in the camera, icons for those settings and
an icon for the memory card will also be displayed in the
Live View screen.
1
2
3
4
#
Icon
1
2
Description
Image Quality setting (default is Best, which is
indicated by the three stars)
12
Pictures remaining that you can take and store in
the internal memory (depends on how much
space is remaining in internal memory)
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#
Icon
Description
or
—Battery level (actual icon shown
depends on the state of your camera batteries;
see Managing batteries on page 106)
3
—AC power when using the optional
HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock
4
Focus brackets (see the next section, Using auto
focus)
Using auto focus
The circle in the viewfinder and the two brackets in the middle
of the Live View screen show the focus region for the picture
you are taking. (See Using the viewfinder on page 28 and
Using live view on page 29.) When you press the Shutter
button halfway down, the camera uses this focus region to
automatically measure and then lock the focus.
The AF viewfinder light turns on solid green and the focus
brackets in the Live View screen turn green when the image is
in focus and the camera can lock the focus. However, the AF
viewfinder light blinks green and the focus brackets in Live
View turn red when the camera is unable to focus.
If the viewfinder light blinks and the focus brackets turn red,
release the Shutter button, re-frame the subject for your picture,
and then press the Shutter button halfway down again. If the
viewfinder light continues to blink and the focus brackets
continue to turn red after several tries, the lighting may be too
low, or there may not be enough contrast in the focus region.
Try using Focus Lock (see the next section).
NOTE When set to Macro
Exposure Mode, the camera will
not take a picture if it cannot find focus.
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Using focus lock
Focus Lock allows you to focus on a subject that is not in the
center of the picture, or to capture action shots more quickly by
pre-focusing in the area where action will occur. You can also
use Focus Lock to help achieve focus in low lighting or low
contrast situations.
1 Center the subject for your picture within the circle in the
viewfinder or within the focus brackets in Live View. (See
Using the viewfinder on page 28 and Using live view on
page 29.)
2 Press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the focus and
exposure.
3 Continue to hold the Shutter button halfway down while you
re-frame or adjust your subject for proper positioning.
4 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
Setting the flash
NOTE The flash does not work while recording video clips.
The Flash button lets you cycle
through the flash settings on the
camera. To change the flash setting,
press the Flash button. The status
screen appears on the Image
Display with the flash setting
highlighted. Continue to press the
Flash button until the flash setting you want is displayed in
the status screen.
AF
Auto A is the default flash setting. The flash setting resets to
Auto when you turn off the camera. The following table
describes the flash settings.
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Icon
Setting
Description
A
Auto
The camera measures the available light
and fires the flash if necessary.
A
Red-Eye
The camera measures the available light
and fires the flash with red-eye reduction
if necessary.
Flash On
The camera always fires the flash. If the
light is behind your subject, you can use
this setting to increase the light on the
front of your subject. (This is called
“fill-flash.”)
Flash Off
The camera will not fire the flash.
Night
The camera fires the flash with red-eye
reduction to illuminate objects in the
foreground. It then continues to expose as
if the flash had not fired to gather the
background. This setting only works when
taking pictures of still objects. You may
also want to use a tripod for better results.
NOTE The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the
flash reflecting off the blood vessels in the retinas of the
subjects’ eyes, which sometimes makes a human’s or
animal’s eyes appear red in the captured image. When
you set the flash to either Red-Eye A or Night
, the
camera flashes twice, minimizing the red-eye in the
captured images of humans or animals.
It will take longer to take a picture with either the
Red-Eye A or Night
flash setting. The shutter is
delayed because of the additional flash. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the second flash.
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Using zoom
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
Optical zoom
NOTE Frequent or extended use of optical zoom consumes a
lot of battery power and can drain your batteries quickly.
Optical zoom works like the zoom on a traditional film camera,
with physical lens elements moving inside the camera to make
the subject of your picture appear closer.
NOTE Press the Zoom Out
and Zoom In controls on
the Zoom lever to move the
lens between wide angle
and telephoto positions (1x
to 3x).
Digital zoom
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts.
The camera essentially crops the image, then uses interpolation
to enlarge the image to give the appearance of the subject in
the picture being from 1.25x to 4x closer.
1 Press the Live View
button to turn on Live View.
2 Press the Zoom In control to optically zoom in to the
maximum level, then release the control.
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3 Press the Zoom In control again
and hold it until you reach the
desired size in the Image Display.
A yellow cropping frame
surrounds the area of the image
that will be captured. The
magnification is shown at the
bottom of the screen.
4 When the cropping frame is at the right size, press the
Shutter button to take the picture.
To turn digital zoom off and return to optical zoom, press the
Zoom Out
control until digital zooming stops. Release the
control, and then press the control again. Digital zoom also
automatically turns off when you exit Live View by pressing
either the Live View
button, Playback
button, or
Share
button.
NOTE Digital zoom reduces the resolution of an image, so
your picture will tend to be more pixilated than the same
image taken with optical zoom. If you just intend to e-mail
an image or post it to a website, this loss of resolution will
not be noticeable. However, in situations where the
highest quality counts (such as printing), do not use the
digital zoom; instead, use the cropping tools in your
image editing software to zero in on your subject. For
better results when using digital zoom, you may also want
to use a tripod to minimize camera shake.
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Using the capture menu
The Capture menu allows you to adjust various camera settings
that affect the traits of the images and video clips you capture
with your camera, such as their exposure, color, and resolution.
1 To display the Capture menu, press the OK button at any
time when the Image Display is turned off, or when Live
View is turned on in the Image Display.
Screen one
Screen two
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Capture
menu options.
3 Either press the OK button to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to change
the setting for the highlighted option without going to its
sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
OK button to change the setting for the Capture menu
option.
NOTE When you highlight a menu option within a sub-menu,
a short Help description for that menu option is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
5 To exit the Capture menu, highlight the
MENU option and press the OK button.
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Help for the menu options
Help... is the last option in each of
the Capture sub-menus. The Help...
option provides information about
that Capture menu option and its
settings. For example, if you press
OK when Help... is highlighted in the
White Balance sub-menu, the White
Balance Help screen is displayed, as shown.
Use the
buttons to scroll through the Help screens. To
exit the Help and return to the particular Capture sub-menu,
press the OK button.
Image quality
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Image
Quality option is highlighted, the
Image Quality sub-menu displays.
This sub-menu allows you to set the
resolution and JPEG compression of
your still images, as well as the
compression of your video clips.
The Image Quality setting affects the quality of the still images
and video clips that you capture with the camera. This setting
also affects the amount of still images and video clips that can
be stored either in the internal memory in the camera or on an
optional memory card. For example, the default Best setting
results in higher quality images and video clips, but consumes
more storage space in memory, than the Better setting.
Similarly, more still images and video clips can be stored in
memory at the Good setting than at the Better setting.
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NOTE The Pictures remaining: count for still images that is
located at the bottom of the Image Quality screen updates
when you highlight a new setting. For the approximate
number of still images that can be stored in memory when
the camera is set to the different Image Quality settings,
see Memory capacity for still images on page 117.
The following table describes the Image Quality settings in
relation to still images. The default setting is Best. The Image
Quality setting remains set when you turn off the camera.
Icon
Setting Description
Good
Still images will be 640 by 480 resolution
and have medium compression. This is the
most memory-efficient setting, ideal for still
images that you want to send via e-mail or
post to the Internet.
Better
Still images will be full resolution and have
medium compression. This setting produces
high-quality still images and requires less
memory than the Best setting. This is
recommended for printing still images up to
12.7 by 17.8 cm (5 by 7 in).
Best
Still images will be full resolution and have
the lowest compression. This setting
produces the highest-quality still images, but
uses the most memory. This is recommended
if you plan to enlarge still images, or print
still images to a size of 18 by 24 cm (8 by
10 in) or larger.
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Self-timer
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Self-Timer
option is highlighted, the Self-Timer
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to turn the self-timer on
and off. When you set Self-Timer to
either On or On - 2 shots, the
camera will take a picture 10 seconds after you press the
Shutter button all the way down. If you set Self-Timer to
On - 2 shots, the camera will also take a second picture about
2 seconds after the first picture is taken.
Self-Timer is good for situations where you need to minimize
camera shake. For example, keeping the camera steady on a
tripod for a long exposure is easier if you use Self-Timer.
You can also use Self-Timer when recording video clips. The
camera will start recording video 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the On - 2 shots setting, the
camera only records one video clip.
The default Self-Timer setting is Off. The Self-Timer setting
resets to Off after each picture is captured or video clip is
recorded, and when you turn off the camera. For information
on using Self-Timer, see Taking self-timer pictures on page 27,
or Recording video clips on page 25.
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EV compensation
In the Capture menu (see
page 35), if you press OK when
the EV Compensation option is
highlighted, the EV Compensation
screen displays. This screen allows
you to change the exposure value
(EV) that is used when capturing
images and recording video clips.
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use EV Compensation
to override the automatic exposure setting that the camera
makes. EV Compensation settings range from -2.0 EV to
reduce the exposure of the image or video clip (darkening it),
to +2.0 EV to increase the exposure of the image or video clip
(brightening it).
Use the
buttons to change the EV Compensation setting,
then press OK. The default EV Compensation setting is 0.0
(zero). EV Compensation resets to the default 0.0 setting when
you turn off the camera.
Exposure mode
NOTE The Exposure Mode setting does not apply when you
are recording video clips.
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Exposure
Mode option is highlighted, the
Exposure Mode sub-menu displays.
The Exposure Mode setting
determines how the camera selects
the ISO speed, F-number (aperture),
and shutter speed for the given scene brightness.
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The default Exposure Mode setting is Auto. The Exposure
Mode setting resets to Auto when you turn off the camera. The
following table describes the Exposure Mode settings.
Icon
Setting
None Auto
Action
Description
The camera automatically selects an
aperture and shutter speed.
The camera biases toward faster shutter
speeds and higher ISO speeds to stop
action.
Landscape The camera biases toward smaller
apertures and lower ISO speeds for better
depth of field and quality.
Portrait
The camera biases toward wider apertures
to blur the background.
Macro
Use when taking close-up pictures of
subjects between 0.1 to 0.8 m (2.5 to
32 in) away.
When you set the Exposure Mode to Action
, Landscape
, or Portrait , the ISO Speed menu option is grayed-out in
the Capture menu and the camera automatically selects the
best ISO Speed setting.
When you set the Exposure Mode to Macro
to take close-up
pictures, be sure to use Live View. (Live View turns on
automatically.) Parallax error can occur at close range (which
means that some of the subject you see through the viewfinder
will not actually appear in your captured image), and Live
View alleviates this problem while you are using the Macro
setting. If you want to use the viewfinder while using Macro
instead, see Using the viewfinder on page 28.
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Finally, when set to Macro
Exposure Mode, the camera will
not take a picture if it cannot find focus. In this case, both of the
viewfinder lights blink green, and the focus brackets turn red in
Live View. See Using auto focus on page 30.
White balance
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the White
Balance option is highlighted, the
White Balance sub-menu displays.
In some cases, it may be necessary
to pre-set the light source so the
camera can reproduce colors more
accurately and ensure that whites
appear white in the captured image. The setting in this
sub-menu determines how the camera will adjust the colors
in the image to match the scene illuminant.
The default White Balance setting is Auto. The White Balance
setting resets to Auto when you turn off the camera. Set the
White Balance according to the situations explained in the
following table.
Icon Setting
Description
None Auto
The camera automatically identifies and
corrects for the scene illuminant.
Sun
The camera balances color assuming it
is outdoors under sunny or bright cloudy
conditions.
Shade
The camera balances color assuming it
is outdoors in shade, in dark cloudy
conditions, or at dusk.
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Icon Setting
Description
Tungsten
The camera balances color assuming
incandescent or halogen lighting
(typically found in homes).
Fluorescent
The camera balances color assuming
cool or warm fluorescent lighting.
ISO speed
NOTE The ISO Speed setting does not apply when you are
recording video clips.
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the ISO Speed
option is highlighted, the ISO Speed
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to adjust the sensitivity of
the camera to light.
Because lower ISO numbers allow
slower shutter speeds, use the ISO 100 setting to capture
higher quality images that have the least grain or “noise.” In
contrast, because higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter
speeds, use a higher ISO Speed setting when taking either
pictures in dark areas without a flash, or pictures of fast moving
objects. However, higher ISO speeds produce pictures with
more grain or “noise” and, thus, can be of lower quality.
NOTE If you are taking a picture in low light conditions
without a flash and have set the camera to IS0 100, you
may want to use a tripod because of the resulting slow
shutter speed.
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The default ISO Speed setting is Auto, which allows the camera
to pick the best ISO Speed for the scene. The ISO Speed setting
resets to Auto when you turn off the camera.
NOTE When you set the Exposure Mode to Action
,
Landscape
, or Portrait , the ISO Speed menu option
is grayed-out, and the camera automatically selects the
best ISO Speed setting.
Color
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Color
option is highlighted, the Color
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set the color in which
your images will be captured.
NOTE When you set Color to Sepia,
your images will be captured in brown
colors to make them look aged or old-fashioned.
NOTE Once you have taken a picture using either the Black &
White or Sepia setting, the image cannot be adjusted
back to Full Color later.
The default Color setting is Full Color. The Color setting resets
to Full Color when you turn off the camera.
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Saturation
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Saturation
option is highlighted, the Saturation
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set how saturated the
colors will be in your captured
images.
The following table describes the Saturation settings. The
default setting is Medium. The Saturation setting remains set
when you turn off the camera.
Icon
-
None
+
Setting
Description
Low
The colors in your images will be
more muted.
Medium
The colors in your images will be
normally saturated.
High
The colors in your images will be
more vivid.
Sharpness
NOTE The Sharpness setting does not apply when you are
recording video clips.
In the Capture menu (see page 35),
if you press OK when the Sharpness
option is highlighted, the Sharpness
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set how sharp the
edges will be in your pictures.
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The following table describes the Sharpness settings. The
default setting is Medium. The Sharpness setting remains set
when you turn off the camera.
Icon
-
None
+
Setting
Description
Low
The edges in your images will
be softer.
Medium
The edges in your images will
have normal sharpness.
High
The edges in your images will be
more pronounced.
Setup
In the Capture menu (see page 35), if you press OK when the
Setup option is highlighted, the Setup menu displays. See
Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on page 71.
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Chapter 3:
Reviewing images and
video clips
Using playback
After you have taken pictures or recorded video clips, you can
use Playback to review them.
1 Press the Playback
button to activate Playback. The most
recently taken or reviewed image or video clip appears on
the Image Display.
NOTE Initially, you only see the first frame of each video clip,
which is indicated by the Video
icon. The video
portion of a video clip will then play automatically after
the first frame has been displayed for 2 seconds. To stop
the clip while it is playing, press the button to move to
the next image.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and video
clips. Press and hold the or button to scroll faster.
3 To turn off the Image Display after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
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NOTE Because the camera does not have a speaker, you
cannot hear audio clips that are attached to still images or
the audio portion of video clips when using Playback on
the camera. Instead, you must use a television (TV) or
computer to hear audio. If you have an optional HP 8886
camera dock, you can review the audio by connecting the
camera to a TV via the camera dock. For information on
how to do this, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s
Manual that was included with your camera dock.
The following table describes the information that you may see
displayed for each image or video clip while in Playback.
1
2
3
4
6
#
5
Icon
Description
or
—Battery level (actual icon shown
depends on the state of your camera batteries;
see Managing batteries on page 106)
1
—AC power when using the optional
HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock
2
Displays for the first few seconds when you
enter Playback to indicate that you can scroll
through all the images or video clips
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#
Icon
3
4
Description
1
8 of 14 Shows the number of this image or video clip
out of the total number of images and video
clips in internal memory or on an optional
memory card that is installed in the camera
5
—Indicates this image has an audio clip
or
6
Indicates this image has been tagged for direct
printing one copy (see Tagging images for
direct print on page 48), or does not display if
it is a video clip
—Indicates this is a video clip
1
Indicates this image has one HP Instant Share
destination selected (see Chapter 4: Using hp
instant share on page 58), or does not display
if it is a video clip
Tagging images for direct print
The Print
button on the back of
the camera allows you to set how
many copies of a still image you
want to have printed automatically
the next time you connect the camera
directly to any HP Photosmart printer
or to any other HP printer with a
front panel USB port. The Print
button is active any time
that you see a still image displayed on the Image Display, such
as during Playback, or when you access the main Playback
menu or the Share menu. (See Using the playback menu on
page 49 and Using the share menu on page 62.)
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To tag a still image for direct print, press the Print
button.
Then use the
buttons to set the number of copies you
want to print. The printer
icon with the number of copies
that you set appears in the lower right-hand corner of the
image. The maximum number of copies that you can set for a
still image is 99. To print the still images that you have tagged
via the Print
button, see Printing images on page 69.
Using the playback menu
The Playback menu allows you to delete images and video
clips, format an optional memory card, undelete images,
record audio clips to attach to images, view thumbnails of the
images and first frames of video clips, magnify an image on
the Image Display, or rotate an image. From the Playback
menu, you can also access the Setup menu to configure a
number of preferences on the camera.
1 To display the Playback menu, press the OK button while
you are in Playback. If you are not currently in Playback,
press the Playback
button first, then press the OK button.
2 Use the
buttons to move to the image or video clip you
want to use.
3 Use the
buttons to highlight the menu options on the
left of the Image Display. Select a highlighted option by
pressing the OK button.
NOTE While a Playback menu option is highlighted, you can
use the
buttons to scroll to other images and video
clips. This is useful for performing the same action on
several images or video clips, such as deleting multiple
images or video clips.
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4 To exit the Playback menu and return to viewing images in
Playback, highlight the
EXIT PLAYBACK MENU option
and press the OK button.
The following table summarizes each of the Playback menu
options and describes the information in the bottom right
corner of each image while the Playback menu is displayed.
1
2
3
4
5
6
14
13
12
11
7
8
#
Icon
9
10
Description
1
Exits the Playback menu
2
Provides options to either delete this image or
video clip, delete all images and video clips,
format the internal memory or an optional
memory card, or undelete images
3
Records an audio clip to attach to this image
(not available for video clips)
4
Displays all of the images and the first frames
of video clips as thumbnails
5
Magnifies this image from 1.3x to 6x (not
available for video clips)
6
Rotates this image automatically 90 degrees
clockwise (not available for video clips)
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#
Icon
Description
7
8
Displays the Setup menu, which allows you
to configure a number of preferences on
the camera
1.25x
Shows that this image was digitally zoomed in
to a particular magnification level (to the level
of 1.25x in this example), or does not display
if it is a video clip
9
Shows the Image Quality setting (such as the 3
stars for Best Image Quality) for this image, or
does not display if it is a video clip
10 0:25
or
0:25
—Visible if this image has an audio clip
attached to it, with the length of the audio clip
displayed to the left of the icon
—Visible if this is a video clip, with the
length of the video clip displayed to the left of
the icon
11 5 of 14
Shows the number of this image or video clip
out of the total number of images and video
clips in internal memory or on an optional
memory card that is installed in the camera
12 date
Shows the date that either this image was
captured or this video clip was recorded
13
1
Indicates this image has been tagged for direct
printing of one copy (see Tagging images for
direct print on page 48), or does not display if
it is a video clip
14
1
Indicates this image has one HP Instant Share
destination selected (see Chapter 4: Using hp
instant share on page 58), or does not display
if it is a video clip
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Delete
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the Delete
option is highlighted, the Delete
sub-menu displays, which lists
several options:
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Cancel—Returns you to the
Playback menu.
z
This Image—Deletes the currently
displayed image or video clip.
z
All Images on Card/in Memory—
Deletes all of the images and
video clips either on the optional
memory card that is installed or in
internal memory.
z
Format Card/Memory—Deletes all of the images, video
clips, and files either on the optional memory card that is
installed or in internal memory, and then formats the
memory card or internal memory.
z
Undelete—Restores all recoverable images and video clips
that were deleted during the most recent delete operation.
Images and video clips are permanently deleted and
unrecoverable when any of the following occurs:
• a new still image is taken or video clip is recorded
• another image or video clip is deleted
• the camera is turned off and turned on again
• the camera is connected to a computer
Use the
buttons to highlight an option, and then press
the OK button to select it.
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Record audio
NOTE You cannot select this option if a video clip is
currently displayed.
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the Record
Audio option is highlighted, you can
record an audio clip that will be
attached to the currently displayed
image. You can use the Record Audio
option as many times as you wish to
re-record an audio clip that will be attached to a still image.
If the image has no audio clip attached, audio recording starts
immediately after you select this menu option. A microphone
icon and audio counter are displayed during recording. Audio
recording stops when you press the OK button or the camera
runs out of memory, whichever comes first.
If there is an audio clip already
attached to this image, then the
Record Audio sub-menu displays,
which lists several options:
z
Keep Current Clip—Returns you to
the Playback menu.
z
Record New Clip—Audio recording starts immediately as
described above. The current audio clip is overwritten by the
new recording.
z
Delete Clip—The current audio clip is deleted, and you
return to the Playback menu.
NOTE You can also record audio by continuing to hold down
the Shutter button after taking a picture. See Recording
audio with still pictures on page 24.
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NOTE Because the camera does not have a speaker, you
cannot hear audio clips when using Playback on the
camera. Instead, you must use a television (TV) or
computer to hear audio clips. If you have an optional
HP 8886 camera dock, you can review the audio clips
attached to your still images by connecting the camera to
a TV via the camera dock. For information on how to do
this, see the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual that
was included with your camera dock.
View thumbnails
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the View
Thumbnails option is highlighted, the
thumbnail view is displayed. Nine
thumbnails of images and video clips
are shown at a time in this view.
Use the
buttons to scroll
horizontally, or the
buttons
to scroll vertically, through all of the
thumbnails of images and video
clips. On the bottom left-hand corner
of each thumbnail, a Share
icon
signifies that the image is tagged for
one or more HP Instant Share destinations, and a printer
icon signifies that it is tagged for direct print. On the bottom
right-hand corner of the thumbnail, a Video
icon signifies
that this is a video clip, and an Audio
icon signifies that an
audio clip is attached to this still image.
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A yellow border highlights the currently selected image or
video clip. The number of Share destinations and direct print
copies, if any, for the currently selected image is shown in the
bottom left-hand corner of the screen next to the Share
icon and printer
icon, respectively. The number of the
currently selected image or video clip out of the total number of
images and video clips in memory is shown in the bottom
right-hand corner of the screen. Likewise, the Audio
icon
and audio clip length or Video
icon and video clip length
are shown if those apply.
To exit the View Thumbnails screen, press the OK button. The
currently selected image or video clip is displayed in full view.
Magnify
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the Magnify
option is highlighted, the currently
displayed image is automatically
magnified. This option is only for
viewing a magnified image on the
Image Display; it does not
permanently alter the image.
NOTE You cannot select this option if a video clip is currently
displayed.
Selecting this option magnifies the
image 3x. The center portion of the
magnified image is displayed along
with four arrows, which indicate that
you can pan around the magnified
image by pressing the
and
buttons.
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You can also use the Zoom controls to increase or decrease the
magnification. Pressing the Zoom Out
control will
gradually zoom out to 1.3x magnification, and pressing the
Zoom In control will gradually zoom in to 6x magnification.
To exit the magnified image and return to the Playback menu,
press the OK button.
Rotate
NOTE You cannot select this option if a video clip is
currently displayed.
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the Rotate
option is highlighted, the currently
displayed image is automatically
rotated 90 degrees clockwise. If you
continue to press OK with Rotate
highlighted, the image will continue
to be rotated.
The rotated image is not saved until you exit the Rotate menu
option by pressing either the
or
button to move to
another Playback menu option, or any button that causes you
to exit the Playback menu.
NOTE If you select this option for an image that was
previously rotated, the image will be rotated again.
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Setup
In the Playback menu (see page 49),
if you press OK when the Setup
option is highlighted, the Setup
menu displays. See Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu on page 71.
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Chapter 4:
Using hp instant share
This camera has an exciting feature called HP Instant Share.
This feature allows you to easily tag images in your camera to
be automatically sent to a variety of destinations the next time
you connect the camera to your computer. For example, you
can tag images in your camera to be automatically sent to
e-mail addresses (including group distribution lists), online
albums, or other destinations the next time you connect the
camera to your computer.
Once you have taken still pictures with your camera, using
HP Instant Share is as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Set up the Share menu on your camera, as explained in the
next section starting on page 59.
2 Use the Share menu to tag images in your camera for
particular HP Instant Share destinations. First see Using the
share menu on page 62, and then see Tagging images for
hp instant share destinations on page 63.
3 Connect the camera to your computer and unload the
images as explained in Unloading to a computer on
page 67. Once the images are unloaded to your computer,
they will be automatically sent to their respective HP Instant
Share destinations.
NOTE Visit www.hp.com/go/instantshare to see HP Instant
Share in action.
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Setting up the share menu on
the camera
Before you can use HP Instant Share, you must first set up the
Share menu on your camera. The following procedure explains
how to do this.
NOTE You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure on a Windows computer.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share
(Share)
button on the back of the camera. A message
appears on the Image Display asking you to connect the
camera to your computer.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
connect the camera to your computer in the next step, a
dialog box may display that requests you to Select the
program to launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel
to close this dialog box.
2 Connect the camera to your computer by using the USB
cable or an optional HP 8886 camera dock. This activates
the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
NOTE If you have a memory card installed in your camera,
make sure that it is not locked and that it has some free
space on it in order for the computer to recognize the
camera from the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
3 In the first window, click on either Retrieve from Camera on
a Windows computer, or Next on a Macintosh computer.
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4 You will first set up HP Instant Share E-mail for the Share
menu on your camera. In the screen called Modify Share
Menu:
• On Windows, check to see that HP Instant Share
E-mail is visible above the Add... button, then click on
the Add... button.
• On Macintosh, click on the Add... button.
5 If you are using a:
• Windows computer, you will be asked to sign in to HP’s
Passport program. HP Passport allows you to create a
secure account for the images you share using HP Instant
Share services. The first time you see this screen, you will
need to register as a new user. Follow the instructions on
the screen to register.
• Macintosh computer, add the e-mail addresses you want.
Then skip to step 7.
6 Once you are successfully registered, sign in to HP Passport,
and then the HP Instant Share E-mail Setup screen will
appear. Here you can either enter individual e-mail
addresses or create group distribution lists, and specify how
you want them to appear in the camera’s Share menu. You
can also enter a subject and message to go with all e-mails
that will be sent to each e-mail address or distribution list.
After completing the form, click Next. In the confirmation
screen that appears, click Finish.
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7 The names you specified for your newly added e-mail
destinations or group distribution lists should now appear in
the Modify Share Menu screen (in the Current Share Menu
section). To add additional e-mail addresses or distribution
lists to the camera Share menu, repeat steps 4-6 on
Windows, or steps 4-5 on Macintosh. If you are using a
Windows computer, you will not need to sign in to the
HP Passport program again.
NOTE You can configure a maximum of 31 Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or
group distribution lists) that can be listed in the Share
menu on your camera.
8 Select any other HP Instant Share destinations that you
would like to add to your camera’s Share menu from the
Modify Share Menu screen. Complete the forms for those
other destinations. After completing each form, click Next.
In the confirmation screen that appears, click Finish.
9 When you have finished adding HP Instant Share
destinations, click on either Save to Camera on a Windows
computer or Next on a Macintosh computer. The new
destinations are then saved to the camera’s Share menu.
When the computer confirms they have been saved to your
camera, disconnect the camera from the computer.
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Using the share menu
Once you have set up the Share menu on the camera (see
page 59), you can now use the Share menu. When you press
the Share
button on the camera, the most recently taken or
viewed image appears on the Image Display. The Share menu
also displays on the right side of the screen. The following table
describes each of the Share menu options as shown in the
following example Share screen.
3
1
2
4
#
Icon
Description
1
E-mail destinations that were set up in this
example Share menu.
2
Customize this menu... lets you add more e-mail
and other HP Instant Share destinations to the
Share menu. (See Customizing the share menu on
page 65.)
3
Check mark indicates this destination has been
selected for the currently displayed image. (You
can select more than one destination per image.)
4
1 Indicates that this image has one HP Instant Share
destination selected for it.
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Tagging images for hp instant share
destinations
NOTE You can tag each still image for any number of
HP Instant Share destinations. However, you cannot tag
video clips for any HP Instant Share destinations.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the Share
button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll to a still image for which you
want to select an HP Instant Share destination.
3 Use the
buttons to scroll to the destination that you
want to select in the Share menu for this image, such as an
e-mail destination.
4 Press the OK button to select the destination, and a
appears over that destination in the Share menu. To unselect the destination, press the OK button again.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select any other HP Instant Share
destinations for this image.
6 Scroll to other images by using the
buttons, and repeat
steps 3 through 5 to select HP Instant Share destinations for
each of the other images. You can also use the
buttons
to scroll to other images to review their destinations.
7 When you are finished selecting all of the HP Instant Share
destinations for your images, press the Share
button
again to exit the Share menu.
8 Connect the camera to your computer and unload the
images as explained in Unloading to a computer on
page 67. Once the images are unloaded to your computer,
they will be automatically sent to their respective HP Instant
Share destinations.
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How hp instant share e-mails images
The way images are e-mailed via HP Instant Share works
differently on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Windows
Images are not e-mailed as attachments. Rather, a message is
sent to each e-mail address or group distribution list that you
selected in the Share menu. The message contains thumbnail
images of the photos that you selected, as well as a link to a
web page where the recipient can view the images. From that
web page, the recipient can do things like reply to you, print
the images, save the images to a computer, forward the
images, and more. This makes it easy for people who use
different e-mail programs to be able to see your images
without the burden of handling e-mail attachments.
Macintosh
NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, you must have
an active Internet e-mail account that is accessible when
e-mailing any images that you selected for HP Instant
Share e-mail destinations.
Images are e-mailed as attachments directly to recipients using
the default e-mail program on your computer.
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Customizing the share menu
The last option in the Share menu is Customize this menu...
.
This menu option allows you to add more e-mail and other HP
Instant Share destinations to the Share menu on your camera.
1 Use the
button to highlight Customize this menu...
,
and then press the OK button. A message on the Image
Display appears asking you to connect the camera to
your computer.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
connect the camera to your computer in the next step, a
dialog box may display that requests you to Select the
program to launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel
to close this dialog box.
2 Connect the camera to your computer by using the USB
cable or an optional HP 8886 camera dock. This activates
the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
NOTE If you have a memory card installed in your camera,
make sure that it is not locked and that it has some free
space on it in order for the computer to recognize the
camera from the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard.
3 In the first window, click on either Retrieve from Camera on
a Windows computer, or Next on a Macintosh computer.
4 Add any e-mail or other HP Instant Share destinations that
you would like to add to your camera’s Share menu from
the Modify Share Menu screen. Complete the forms for
those destinations. After completing each form, click Next.
In the confirmation screen that appears, click Finish.
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NOTE You can configure a maximum of 31 Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or
group distribution lists) that can be listed in the Share
menu on your camera.
5 When you have finished adding e-mail and other HP Instant
Share destinations, click on either Save to Camera on a
Windows computer or Next on a Macintosh computer. The
new destinations are then saved to the camera’s Share
menu. When the computer confirms they have been saved
to your camera, disconnect the camera from the computer.
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Chapter 5:
Unloading and printing
images
Once you have taken pictures, you can unload them from your
camera to a computer or print them directly to a printer, as
explained in this chapter.
NOTE You can also use the optional HP 8886 camera dock to
unload images to a computer or print them directly to a
printer, as well as display them on a television. See the
HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual that was included
with your camera dock.
Unloading to a computer
NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, you must first
change the USB Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the
Setup menu. (See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on
page 71, then USB configuration on page 73.)
1 Turn off the camera.
2 Your camera came with a special
USB cable for connecting the
camera to a computer. Connect
the larger end of that USB cable to
the computer.
3 Open the rubber door on the side
of the camera and connect the small
end of the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
turn on the camera in the next step, a dialog box may
display that requests you to Select the program to
launch for this action. Simply click on Cancel to close
this dialog box.
4 Turn on the camera. The HP Image Unload software will
launch on your computer. If you have set the software to
automatically unload the images in the camera, the images
will automatically unload to the computer. Otherwise, in the
Welcome screen, click Start Unload.
Also, if there were any images in the camera that were
tagged in the Share menu for HP Instant Share destinations
(see Chapter 4: Using hp instant share on page 58), those
images will be sent to their respective destinations after the
images have been unloaded to the computer.
5 When the unload screen on the computer says Finished,
your images have been saved and shared. You can now
disconnect the camera from the computer.
NOTE To unload images to a computer that does not have the
HP Photo & Imaging software installed on it, change the
USB Configuration setting to Disk Drive in the Setup menu.
(See Chapter 6: Using the setup menu on page 71, and
then see USB configuration on page 73.) The Disk Drive
setting allows the computer to recognize the camera as
another disk drive on the computer so that you can easily
copy the image files from the camera to the hard drive of
your computer.
However, if you want to use the Disk Drive setting on
your camera to unload images to a computer that is
running Windows 98, you must first install the HP Photo &
Imaging software on the computer.
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Printing images
To print images that have been unloaded to the computer, you
can use the HP Photo & Imaging software that was shipped
with the camera.
You can also connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or to any other HP printer with a front panel USB port,
then print either all images in the camera, or those images you
have tagged for direct print via the Print
button on the
camera. (For information on how to use the Print
button,
see Tagging images for direct print on page 48.)
To print directly to an HP Photosmart printer or to any other
HP printer with a front panel USB port:
1 Turn on the camera.
2 Check that the printer is turned on and is online. (There
should be no blinking lights on the printer or printer error
messages displayed.) Load paper into the printer, if needed.
3 Your camera came with a special
USB cable for connecting the
camera directly to a printer. Connect
the square end of the USB cable to
the printer.
4 Open the rubber door on the side of
the camera and connect the small
end of the USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
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The Print Setup menu displays on
the camera. If you already tagged
images to print via the camera
Print
button, the number of
images selected will be shown, as
in this example Print Setup menu.
Otherwise, Images: ALL will be
displayed.
5 Adjust the settings in the Print Setup menu by using the
buttons to highlight a menu option and the
buttons to change the setting for each option.
NOTE There is a print preview in the lower right-hand corner
of the Print Setup screen showing the page layout that will
be used for printing images. This print preview updates as
you change the settings for the Print Size and Paper Size.
6 Press the OK button to begin printing.
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Chapter 6:
Using the setup menu
The Setup menu allows you to adjust a number of camera
settings, such as the date and time, and the configuration of the
USB or TV connection. You can access the Setup menu from
either the Capture or Playback menu.
1 To display the Setup menu, open either the Capture or
Playback menu and use the
buttons to highlight the
Setup menu option. (For information about these other
menus, see Using the capture menu on page 35, or Using
the playback menu on page 49.) Then press the OK button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Setup
menu options.
3 Press the OK button to select a highlighted option and
display its sub-menu or screen.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and the OK
button to change the setting for the Setup menu option.
5 To exit the Setup menu and return to the Capture menu or
Playback menu, highlight the
EXIT SETUP MENU option
and press the OK button.
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Camera sounds
Camera sounds are the sounds that the camera makes when
you press a button or take a picture. Camera sounds are not
the audio sounds recorded with still images or video clips.
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if
you press OK when the Camera
Sounds option is highlighted, the
Camera Sounds sub-menu displays.
This sub-menu allows you to turn
camera sounds off and on.
The default Camera Sounds setting
is On.
Date & time
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if
you press OK when the Date & Time
option is highlighted, the Date &
Time screen displays. This screen
allows you to set the current date
and time, as well as the date/time
format, for the camera. This is
usually done when you first set up the camera; however, you
may need to re-set the date and time when you are travelling
to different time zones, or when the batteries are removed
from the camera for more than 10 minutes.
To set the current date and time, as well as the date/time
format, for the camera:
1 Adjust the value of the highlighted selection by using the
buttons.
2 Press the
buttons to move to the other selections.
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Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the correct date, time, and
date/time format are set.
NOTE In the date/time format, mm=month, dd=day, and
yyyy=year.
3 Press the OK button when the proper values are entered.
USB configuration
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if
you press OK when the USB option is
highlighted, the USB Configuration
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
determines how the camera is
recognized when connected to a
computer.
z
Digital Camera—Causes the computer to recognize the
camera as a digital camera using the Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP) standard. This is the default setting on the
camera. Use this setting for unloading and sharing on a
Windows computer that has the HP Photo & Imaging
software installed on it.
z
Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the camera
as a disk drive using the Mass Storage Device Class
(MSDC) standard. Use this setting for unloading and
sharing on a Macintosh computer, or on a Windows
computer that does not have the HP Photo & Imaging
software installed on it.
NOTE You cannot use the Disk Drive setting on the camera to
unload images to a computer running Windows 98
without having installed the HP Photo & Imaging software
on the computer.
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TV configuration
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if
you press OK when the TV option is
highlighted, the TV Configuration
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set the format of the
video out signal for displaying
camera images on a television (TV)
that is connected to the camera with an optional HP 8886
camera dock.
z
NTSC—Format used primarily in North America and Japan
z
PAL—Format used primarily in Europe
The default setting depends on the language that you selected
when you powered on the camera for the first time.
For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see
the HP 8886 Camera Dock User’s Manual.
Language
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if
you press OK when the Language
option is highlighted, the Language
sub-menu displays. This sub-menu
allows you to set the language used
in the camera interface, including
the text in menus and on the Image
Display.
The default Language setting is English.
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To set the language on the camera:
1 Scroll to the language that you want by using the
buttons.
2 Press the OK button to select the highlighted language.
Move images to card
The Move Images to Card option appears in the Setup menu if
an optional memory card is installed in the camera and the
internal memory contains at least one image.
In the Setup menu (see page 71), if you press OK when the
Move Images to Card option is highlighted and there is room
to move all internal files to the memory card, a confirmation
screen appears explaining that. If only some of the images will
fit, then a confirmation screen appears explaining how many
images in internal memory can be moved to the memory card.
If no images can be moved to the memory card, then the
screen displays CARD FULL.
During the move, a progress bar is shown. Once the move is
complete, you return to the main Setup menu.
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Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and
support
Problems and solutions
NOTE If you still cannot solve your problem after reviewing the
troubleshooting information provided in the following
table, you can run diagnostic tests on your camera to try
to isolate and solve the problem yourself. The diagnostic
tests for the HP Photosmart 630 series digital camera with
HP Instant Share are provided on the following website:
www.hp.com/support.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on.
The batteries
are functioning
incorrectly, are
drained, are
installed
incorrectly, or
are missing.
The charge in the batteries can
be low or completely drained. Try
installing new or recharged
batteries.
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Ensure that the batteries are
inserted correctly.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries,
use high-grade “ultra” or
“premium” varieties.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on.
(continued)
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
connected to
the camera, or
is not plugged
into a power
outlet.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is connected to the
camera and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is not damaged or
defective and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The optional
memory card is
not a supported
card or is
corrupted.
Ensure that the memory card is
the proper type for your camera
(see Purchasing camera
accessories on page 110). If the
card is the proper type, try
formatting it (see the Format
option in the Delete sub-menu on
page 52). If the card will not
format, it is probably corrupted.
Replace the memory card.
The batteries
were drained
or were
removed from
the camera for
too long.
The date and time will be
maintained for about 10 minutes
without charged batteries
installed. Reset the date and time
by using the Date & Time option
in the Setup menu. (See Date &
time on page 72.)
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I replace the
camera
batteries
frequently.
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
Minimize the use of Live View and
video, especially if using alkaline
batteries. Also use the flash and
zoom only when necessary.
The NiMH
batteries you
are using were
recharged
incorrectly, or
have drained
on their own
because they
have not been
used lately.
When NiMH batteries are brand
new or have not been used in
several months, they should be
charged and fully drained 3-4
times to reach optimum capacity.
Also, NiMH batteries discharge
on their own when not in use and
when not installed in the camera.
So if you have not used them in a
week or more, they may benefit
from being charged.
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Use an HP AC power adapter to
power the camera when you are
using the Image Display for an
extended period of time, or use
the viewfinder instead of the
Image Display whenever possible.
Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries. If
you must use alkaline batteries,
use high-grade “ultra” or
“premium” varieties.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
Rechargeable
batteries are
not inserted.
Install NiMH batteries. Lithium
and alkaline batteries cannot be
recharged.
Batteries are
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the batteries were recently
charged. Try charging them
again after they have drained
awhile.
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
The camera will not attempt to
charge batteries that may be
damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the batteries from the
camera and charge them in an
external battery charger, then try
them in the camera again. If this
does not work, it is likely that one
or more of the batteries are bad.
Purchase new NiMH batteries
and try again.
The wrong AC Use only the HP AC power
power adapter adapter approved for use with
is being used. this camera. (See Purchasing
camera accessories on
page 110.)
The batteries
are damaged
or bad.
NiMH batteries degrade over
time and can fail. If the camera
detects a problem with the
batteries, it will not start charging
or will stop charging prematurely.
Purchase new batteries.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The Power/
Memory light
blinks as if
the batteries
are being
recharged,
but there are
no batteries
installed.
The camera
does not
recognize that
there are no
batteries
installed.
Do nothing. The blinking is
harmless and should stop after
5-30 minutes.
The battery
level indicator
is erratic. For
example, the
level goes
down quickly
then goes
back up.
You are using
high-power
camera modes
followed by
lower-power
camera modes,
or you are
using partially
discharged
batteries that
have not been
used for
awhile.
This behavior is not uncommon
when you switch between
operating modes that require
more power, such as Live View or
video, and operating modes that
require less power, such as
Playback. In this case, do nothing.
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The battery level indicator may
also go down quickly if you are
using the camera with partially
discharged batteries that have not
been used for awhile. In this case,
replace or recharge the batteries
when they are fully drained.
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Problem
Possible cause
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button.
The camera is Turn on the camera, or turn it off
turned off or
and then on again.
has shut down.
Solution
The camera is Most of the camera buttons,
connected to a except for the ON/OFF switch,
computer.
do not respond when the camera
is connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn on the
Image Display if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn off the Image
Display if it is on.
The batteries
are drained.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
The optional
memory card is
not a supported
card or is
corrupted.
Ensure that the memory card is
the proper type for your camera
(see Purchasing camera
accessories on page 110). If the
card is the proper type, try
formatting it (see the Format
option in the Delete sub-menu on
page 52). If the card will not
format, it is probably corrupted.
Replace the memory card.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Press the Reset switch to reset the
camera. See Resetting the camera
on page 86.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
You did not
press the
Shutter button
hard enough.
Press the Shutter button all the
way down.
The optional
Unload images from the camera
memory card is to your computer, then delete all
full.
images on the memory card. Or
replace the card with a new one.
The optional
Switch the locking tab on the
memory card is memory card to the unlocked
locked.
position.
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The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
The camera is
set to Macro
Exposure Mode
in the Capture
menu, but the
focus is outside
the macro
(close-up)
range.
Re-focus the camera so that it is
within the macro (close-up)
range. (See the range for the
Macro
setting in Exposure
mode on page 39.)
The camera is
still saving the
last picture you
took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish processing the
last image before taking another
picture.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A long delay
occurs
between
pressing the
Shutter button
and the
camera
taking a
picture.
The camera
needs time to
lock focus and
exposure.
Use Focus Lock. (See Using focus
lock on page 31.)
The camera is
taking a long
exposure.
Use a tripod or the flash.
The camera is
set to either the
Red-Eye or
Night flash
setting.
It will take longer to take a picture
with either the Red-Eye or Night
flash setting. The shutter is
delayed because of the additional
flash. In turn, make sure your
subjects wait for the second flash.
My image is
too bright.
The flash
provided too
much light.
Use the Flash Off setting (see
page 31).
You were too
close to the
subject to use
the flash.
Move back from the subject or use
the Flash Off setting (see
page 31), and take the picture
again.
A natural or
artificial source
other than the
flash provided
too much light.
Try taking the picture from a
different angle. Avoid pointing
the camera directly toward a
bright light or reflective surface on
a sunny day. Try adjusting the
Exposure Compensation (see
page 39).
The scene had
many dark
objects, such as
a black dog on
a black couch.
Decrease the Exposure
Compensation (see page 39) so
the dark objects in the scene will
not look “washed-out.”
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark.
There was not
enough light.
Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve, add
indirect lighting, use the flash
(see page 31), or adjust the
Exposure Compensation (see
page 39).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
Appendix B: Specifications on
page 112). If your subject is
outside the flash working
distance, try using the Flash Off
setting (see page 31), which will
require a longer exposure.
A light shone
behind the
subject.
Use the Flash On setting (see
page 31) to brighten the subject,
or adjust the Exposure
Compensation (see page 39).
Your finger
blocked the
flash.
Be sure to move your fingers
away from the flash when you
take a picture.
The scene had
many lightcolored objects,
such as a white
dog in snow.
Increase the Exposure
Compensation (see page 39)
so the light-colored objects in the
scene will not look “muddy.”
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Problem
Possible cause
My image is
blurry.
You moved the Hold the camera steady as you
camera while press the Shutter button or use
you took the
a tripod.
picture.
Solution
The light is low In dim light, the camera requires
and the flash is a longer exposure. Use a tripod
set to Flash Off. to hold the camera steady,
improve lighting conditions, or set
the flash to Flash On (see
page 31).
The camera
Use Focus Lock. (See Using focus
focused on the lock on page 31.)
wrong thing, or
was unable to
focus.
The camera
should have
been set to
Macro ,
Exposure
Mode.
My audio or
video
recording
stopped
before filling
up the
memory
card.
The optional
memory card
you are using is
slow and the
internal
processing
buffer filled up,
which stopped
the recording.
Set the camera to Macro
Exposure Mode, and try taking
the picture again. (See Exposure
mode on page 39.)
If recording video, try a lower
Image Quality setting (see Image
quality on page 36) to reduce the
amount of video that needs to be
streamed to and saved to the
memory card.
If that does not help, or you are
recording audio, replace the
memory card you are using with
another one, or remove the card
and switch to internal memory.
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Resetting the camera
If your camera does not respond when you press any buttons,
use the Reset switch to reset the camera:
1 Open the battery/memory card
door on the bottom of the
camera. The Reset switch is the
inset square located behind the
memory card slot, as shown.
2 Press the straightened end of a
paper clip into the Reset switch
until the switch is depressed,
then remove the paper clip. The
camera is reset.
3 Close the battery/memory card door. You may now use the
camera again.
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Messages on the camera
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Remove the lens cap and
Please remove the The lens cap
lens cover.
must be removed press the OK button on the
to operate the
camera.
camera.
BATTERIES
DEPLETED.
Camera is
shutting down.
Battery power is
too low to
continue
operation.
Batteries low
Battery power is Either recharge or replace
low (less than
the batteries soon.
1/3).
Batteries are too
low for Live View
Battery power is
too low to use
Live View on the
Image Display.
Batteries are too
low to record a
video clip.
Battery power is Replace or recharge
too low to record batteries, or use an
a video clip.
optional HP AC power
adapter.
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Replace or recharge
batteries, or use an
optional HP AC power
adapter.
Take pictures with the
viewfinder instead of with
Live View. Replace or
recharge batteries, or use
an optional HP AC power
adapter.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Batteries cannot
be charged
Either an error
occurred during
charging, an AC
power disruption
occurred during
charging, the
wrong AC power
adapter is being
used, batteries
are defective, or
no batteries are
installed in the
camera.
Retry charging the
batteries a couple of times.
If that fails, purchase new
batteries and try again.
Memory full
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images in
internal memory.
Unload images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory (see
Delete on page 52). Or
install a memory card in
the camera (see Installing
a memory card (optional)
on page 16).
Unsupported card The card in the
memory slot is
not a memory
card or is not a
supported
memory card.
Ensure that the optional
memory card is the proper
type for your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 112.)
Card is
unformatted
Format the memory card
(see the Format option in
the Delete sub-menu on
page 52). This will delete
all data on the card.
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The optional
memory card
needs to be
formatted.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Card has wrong
format
The optional
memory card is
formatted for a
different device
such as an MP3
player.
Save any images on the
card. Then re-format the
card (see the Format
option in the Delete submenu on page 52). This
will delete all data on the
card.
Unable to format
The optional
memory card is
corrupted.
Replace the memory card.
Card locked
The optional
memory card is
locked.
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
unlocked position.
The card is
locked. Please
remove the card
from your
camera.
A locked
memory card is
in the camera
when Customize
this menu... is
chosen from the
Share menu.
Either remove the card
entirely (the camera will
use internal memory) or
unlock the card by
switching the locking tab
on it to the unlocked
position.
Card is
unreadable
The optional
memory card is
not a supported
card or is
corrupted.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 112.) If it is the
proper type, try formatting
it (see the Format option in
the Delete sub-menu on
page 52). If it will not
format, it is probably
corrupted. Replace the
memory card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Card full
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images on the
optional memory
card.
Unload images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images on
the memory card (see
Delete on page 52). Or
replace the card with a
new one.
PROCESSING...,
PLEASE WAIT...,
LOADING...,
MOVING..., or
SAVING
AUDIO...
The camera is
completing a
process, such as
saving the last
picture you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to complete the
process before taking
another picture.
CHARGING
FLASH
The camera is
recharging the
flash.
It takes longer to charge
the flash when the
batteries are low. If you
see this message a lot, you
may need to replace or
recharge the batteries.
FOCUS TOO FAR The focus
distance is
beyond where
the camera can
focus in Macro
Exposure
Mode.
Stay in the Macro
range of 0.1 to 0.8 m
(2.5 to 32 in), or change
to the Auto Exposure
Mode setting. (See
Exposure mode on
page 39.)
FOCUS TOO
CLOSE
Stay in the Macro
range of 0.1 to 0.8 m
(2.5 to 32 in) by moving
further away from the
subject. (See Exposure
mode on page 39.)
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The focus
distance is closer
than the camera
can focus in
Macro
Exposure Mode.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
LOW LIGHT UNABLE TO
FOCUS
The scene is too
dark and the
camera cannot
focus in Macro
Exposure
Mode.
Add an external light
source, or use Focus Lock
(see page 31) and point at
a part of the scene that is
brighter. Or change to the
Auto Exposure Mode
setting. (See Exposure
mode on page 39.)
Unable to focus
The subject did
not provide
enough contrast
for the camera to
focus properly.
Use Focus Lock before
taking the picture (see
page 31), or change to
the Auto Exposure Mode
setting. (See Exposure
mode on page 39.)
No images in
memory
(or)
No images on
card
There are no
Take some pictures or
images or video video clips, then review
clips in internal them in Playback.
memory or on
the optional
memory card
that is installed
in the camera,
and you are
trying to review
them in
Playback.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot display
image
Possibly comes
from copying
images from a
computer to the
internal memory
or to an optional
memory card
that is installed
in the camera, or
a corrupted
image caused by
the camera not
shutting down
properly.
Use the HP software to edit
the images copied in
internal memory or on the
memory card. Also, do not
remove batteries when the
camera is turned on.
Unknown USB
device
The camera is
connected to a
USB device that
it does not
recognize.
Make sure that the camera
is connected to a
supported printer, such as
an HP Photosmart printer
or another HP printer with
a front panel USB port, or
to a supported computer.
Unsupported
printer
The camera is
not connected to
a supported
printer.
Connect the camera to a
supported printer, such as
an HP Photosmart printer
or another HP printer with
a front panel USB port. Or
connect the camera to a
computer and print from
there instead.
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Message
Possible cause
Unable to
There is no
communicate with connection
printer
between the
camera and
printer.
Solution
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Make
sure the cable is connected
between the camera or the
optional HP 8886 camera
dock and the printer. If
that does not work, turn off
the camera and
disconnect it. Turn the
printer off and then on
again. Re-connect the
camera and turn it on.
A supported
printer is either
turned off or not
connected to the
camera.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Make
sure the camera is
connected to a supported
printer and that the printer
is turned on.
The selected print
size is larger
than the paper
size in the Print
Setup menu.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Select a
smaller print size and try
printing again.
Selected paper
The selected
size is too big for paper size is too
printer
big for the
printer.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Select a
smaller paper size and try
printing again.
Selected print size
is larger than
selected paper
size
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Disengage photo The selected
tray or select
paper size
smaller paper size cannot be used
with the printer
photo tray.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu.
Disengage the printer
photo tray, or change the
paper size.
Printer top cover
is open
The printer is
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Install a
new printer cartridge, turn
the printer off, then turn it
back on.
Printer has a
paper jam
or
The print carriage
has stalled
There is a paper
jam or the
printer carriage
has stalled.
Press the OK button on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup menu. Turn off
the printer. Clear any
paper jam. Then turn on
the printer and try again.
Printer is out of
paper
Your printer is
out of paper.
Load paper into the
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer. To cancel the
print job, press the OK
button on the camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Printing canceled The print job has Press the OK button on the
been canceled. camera. Complete the
print request again.
Any error code
numbers that
appear
The camera may
have a hardware
or firmware
problem.
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Turn the camera off and
then on again. If that does
not fix the problem, try
resetting the camera (see
page 86). If the problem
persists, call HP Support
(see page 99).
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Messages on the computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Connection
between the
imaging device
and computer
failed
The camera
might be
connected to a
computer
through a USB
hub.
Try connecting the camera
directly to the computer,
or disconnect other
devices attached to the
USB hub.
The software
cannot retrieve
the Share Menu
information from
your camera
The computer
needs to write
files to memory
during HP Instant
Share setup, but
the optional
memory card
that is installed
in the camera is
either full or
locked.
Either make room on the
memory card or unlock it
by switching the locking
tab on the card to the
unlocked position.
The cable is not
connected
correctly.
Make sure that the cable is
firmly connected to the
computer and camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the
camera directly to an
HP Photosmart printer or
an HP printer with a front
panel USB port, and
print an image. This will
verify that the image,
memory card, USB
connection, and the USB
cable are functioning
correctly, or not.
The camera is
set to the Digital
Camera setting
in the USB
Configuration
sub-menu of the
Setup menu, but
the computer
cannot
recognize the
camera as a
digital camera.
Change the USB
Configuration setting to
Disk Drive in the Setup
menu. (See USB
configuration on
page 73.) This allows the
camera to appear as
another disk drive on the
computer so that you can
easily copy the image files
from the camera to the
hard drive of your
computer.
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Message
Possible cause
Computer cannot
find the
connected
camera
(continued)
The camera is
Connect the camera
connected to the directly to a USB port on
computer
the computer.
through a USB
hub, and your
USB hub is not
compatible with
the camera.
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Solution
You are using
the HP 8886
camera dock
and forgot to
press the Save/
Print button.
Press the Save/Print button
on the camera dock.
The optional
memory card is
locked.
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
unlocked position.
The optional
memory card is
not a supported
card or is
corrupted.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See
Appendix B: Specifications
on page 112.) If it is the
proper type, try formatting
it (see the Format option in
the Delete sub-menu on
page 52). If it will not
format, it is probably
corrupted. Replace the
memory card.
The USB
connection
failed.
Reboot the computer.
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Getting assistance
This section contains support information for your digital
camera, including support website information, an explanation
of the support process, and support phone numbers.
HP accessibility website
Customers with disabilities can get help by visiting
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv.
HP photosmart website
Visit www.photosmart.hp.com or www.hp.com/photosmart for
the following information:
z
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
z
HP digital camera driver updates and software
z
Register your product
z
Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates, and
support alerts
Support process
The HP support process works most effectively if you perform
the following steps in the order specified:
1 Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual,
which starts on page 76.
2 Access the HP Consumer Support Website for support. If
you have access to the Internet, you can obtain a wide
range of information about your digital camera. Visit the HP
website for product help, drivers, and software updates at
www.hp.com/support.
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Consumer Support is available in the following languages:
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, Korean. (Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian
support information is available in English only.)
3 Access HP e-support. If you have access to the Internet,
connect with HP via e-mail by going to: www.hp.com/
support. You will receive a personal reply from an HP
Consumer Support technician. E-mail support is available in
the languages listed at that website.
4 Contact your local HP dealer. If your digital camera has a
hardware failure, take it to your local HP dealer for a
solution. Service is free during your digital camera’s limited
warranty period.
5 Contact HP Consumer Support for support by phone. Please
consult the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support. As a part of HP’s continuing efforts
to improve phone support information services, we advise
you to check the HP website on a regular basis for new
information regarding service features and delivery. If you
cannot solve the problem using the above options, call HP
while you are in front of your computer and digital camera.
For faster service, please be prepared to provide the
following information:
• The digital camera’s model number (located on the front
of the camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (located on the
bottom of the camera)
• The computer’s operating system
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• The version of the digital camera software (located on the
camera’s CD label)
• Messages displayed at the time the situation occurred
The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to
change without notice.
Telephone support is free from the date of purchase for the
period specified unless otherwise noted.
Location
Free Phone
Support Period
Africa
Asia Pacific
30 days
1 year
Canada
1 year
Europe
1 year
Latin America
1 year
Middle East
30 days
United States
1 year
Phone support in the United States
Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call (208) 323-2551. If this is a long
distance call for you, long distance charges will apply.
US phone support is available in both English and Spanish 24
hours a day, 7 days a week (days and hours of support may
change without notice).
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After the warranty period, call (208) 323-2551. Charges are
$25.00 per issue, and are charged to your credit card. If you
think your HP product needs service, call HP Consumer
Support, which can help determine if service is required.
Phone support in Europe, the Middle
East, and Africa
HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Algeria +213(0)61 56 45 43
Austria +43 (0)820 87 4417
Bahrain +973 800 728
Belgium 070 300 005 (Dutch)
070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic +42 (0) 2 61307310
Denmark +45 70202845
Egypt +20 02 532 5222
Finland +358 (0)203 66 767
France +33 (0)892 6960 22 (Euro 0.34/min)
Germany +49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/min)
Greece +30 10 6073 603
Hungary +36 (0) 1 382 1111
Ireland 1890 923902
Israel +972 (0) 9 830 4848
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Italy 848 800 871
Luxembourg 900 40 006 (French)
900 40 007 (German)
Morocco +212 224 047 47
Netherlands 0900 2020 165 (Euro 0.10/minute)
Norway +47 815 62 070
Poland +48 22 865 98 00
Portugal 808 201 492
Romania +40 1 315 44 42
Russian Federation +7 095 797 3520 (Moscow)
+7 812 346 7997 (St Petersburg)
Saudi Arabia +966 800 897 14440
Slovakia +421 2 6820 8080
South Africa 086 000 1030 (RSA)
+27-11 258 9301 (outside RSA)
Spain 902 010 059
Sweden +46 (0) 77 120 4765
Switzerland 0848 672 672 (German, French, Italian—
Peak time 0.08 CHF/Outside peak 0.04 CHF)
Tunisia +216 1 891 222
Turkey +90 216 579 7171
Ukraine +7 (380 44) 490-3520
United Arab Emirates 800 4910 (toll free)
United Kingdom +44 (0)870 010 4320
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Other phone support worldwide
HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Argentina +54 0 810 555 5520
Australia +61 (3) 8877 8000 (or local (03) 8877 8000)
Brazil +55 (11) 3747 7799 (Grande São Paulo)
+55 0800 157751 (outside Grande São Paulo)
Canada +1 905 206 4663 (during the warranty period)
+1 877 621 4722 (after the warranty period)
Central America and the Caribbean +1 800 711 2884
Chile +56 800 22 5547 (Post-sales Business Computing
+56 800 360 999 (Post-sales Home Computing)
China +86 021 38814518
Colombia +57 9 800 114 726
Guatemala +502 1 800 999 5105
Hong Kong SAR +852 3002 8555
India 1 600 112267 or +91 11 682 6035 (Hindi & English)
Indonesia +62 (21) 350 3408
Japan 0570 000 511 (inside Japan)
+81 3 3335 9800 (outside Japan)
Korea, Republic of +82 (2) 3270 0700 (Seoul)
0 80-999-0700 (outside Seoul)
Malaysia +60 1 800 805 405
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Mexico +52 58 9922 (Mexico City)
+52 01 800 472 6684 (outside Mexico City)
New Zealand +64 (9) 356 6640
Peru +51 0 800 10111
Philippines +63 (2) 867 3551
Puerto Rico +1 877 2320 589
Singapore +65 6272 5300
Taiwan +886 0 800 010055
Thailand +66 (2) 661 4000
United States +1 (208) 323-2551
Venezuela +58 0 800 4746 8368
Vietnam +84 (0) 8 823 4530
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Appendix A:
Batteries and camera
accessories
Managing batteries
Your camera uses two AA batteries. For best results, use
photo-lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you must use
alkaline batteries, use high-grade “ultra” or “premium”
varieties instead of ordinary alkaline batteries.
The following table shows how different types of batteries
perform in different types of use scenarios:
PhotoAlkaline Lithium
Type of use
NiMH
Most economical (more than 30
pictures per month)
Poor
Fair
Good
Most economical (less than 30
pictures per month)
Fair
Good
Fair
Heavy use of flash, frequent pictures
Poor
Good
Good
Heavy use of video
Poor
Good
Good
Heavy use of Live View
Poor
Good
Good
Longest overall battery life
Poor
Good
Fair
Low temperature/Winter use
Poor
Good
Fair
Infrequent use (without dock)
Fair
Good
Fair
Infrequent use (with dock)
Fair
Good
Good
Want to recharge batteries
No
No
Good
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NOTE If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than a month), we strongly
recommend that you remove the batteries.
The following battery levels may appear on the Image Display:
Icon
Description
Batteries have 65-100 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have 35-65 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have 10-35 percent battery life
remaining.
Batteries have less than 10 percent battery life
remaining. Camera will power down soon. Live
View is disabled.
Blinking
Batteries are depleted. Camera will proceed to
power down.
Camera is operating on AC power (with full or
non-rechargeable batteries).
Animated Camera is operating on AC power and is charging
battery the batteries.
filling up
You may notice that the battery level icons occasionally
fluctuate with the same set of batteries. This occurs because
some operating modes like Live View and video recording
consume much more power than other modes, and will cause
the battery level icons to indicate your batteries are low,
because battery operating time in those modes is short. When
you switch to a mode that requires less power, like Playback,
the battery level icon may appear to go back up, indicating
there is more time left in the batteries if you stay in that mode.
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NOTE When the batteries are removed from the camera,
the date and time settings are preserved for about
10 minutes. If the camera is without batteries for longer
than 10 minutes, the clock is set to the last date and time
at which the camera was used. You may be prompted to
update the date and time.
Extending battery life
z
Minimize the use of Live View and video, especially when
using alkaline batteries.
z
Use the viewfinder to frame pictures instead of the Image
Display. Leave the Image Display off whenever possible.
z
Use zoom only when necessary.
z
Use the Auto flash setting rather than Flash On.
z
Minimize power cycling. If you expect to average more than
one picture every five minutes, leave the camera on rather
than turning it off after each shot. This minimizes the
number of times the lens has to extend and retract.
z
Use an optional HP AC power adapter or HP 8886
camera dock when the camera will be on for extended
periods of time, or when unloading pictures to your
computer or printing.
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Rechargeable batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries can be recharged by
using a battery charger. NiMH batteries can also be recharged
in the camera when the camera is connected to an optional
HP AC power adapter or HP 8886 camera dock. Batteries are
fully recharged via the HP AC power adapter or camera dock
in 15 hours.
Some things to keep in mind when using NiMH batteries are:
z
Always recharge both NiMH batteries at the same time.
One low-charged battery will reduce the battery life for both
batteries in the camera.
z
For NiMH batteries to reach optimal capacity and
performance, they should first be discharged completely
and recharged four separate times.
z
NiMH batteries discharge when not in use, whether they are
installed in a device (such as in the camera) or not. If they
have not been used for more than two weeks, recharge
them before using them again.
Power conservation
The camera will conserve battery power by turning off the
Image Display automatically if there is no button activity for
60 seconds. If no buttons are pressed for a total of 6 minutes,
the camera turns off (unless it is printing or connected to a
computer).
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Purchasing camera accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera from
your local retailer or online at www.hpshopping.com. Some
accessories for this digital camera are listed below:
z
HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock (includes a camera dock,
remote control, two rechargeable NiMH batteries, audio/
video cable, USB cable, and an AC power adapter):
• United States and Canada—C8886A #A2L
• Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay—
C8886A #ABM
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8886A #UUF
• Europe (except for the United Kingdom, see the next
option below)—C8886A #AC2
• United Kingdom and South Africa—C8886A #ABU
z
HP Photosmart Digital Camera Deluxe Starter Kit
(C8889A #A2L for North America, C8884B #UUS for
continental Europe, and C8884B #ABU for the United
Kingdom). Contents include:
• Padded camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
• DC car adapter for battery recharger
• 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card
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z
HP Photosmart Digital Camera Starter Kit
(Y1789B #A2L for North America, #UUS for continental
Europe, and #ABU for the United Kingdom).
Contents include:
• Padded camera case
• Battery recharger
• 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
z
HP Photosmart 3.3V AC power adapter (HP supports only
HP AC power adapters and other accessories expressly
approved by HP):
• United States and Canada—C8912A #A2L
• Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—C8912A #UUF
• Europe—C8912A #UUS
z
Memory card—Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMediaCardTM
(MMC). 16 MB is the minimum usable card size and
128 MB is the largest memory card tested by HP. Larger
sizes of cards have not been tested, but they should work—
use at your own risk.
This product only supports the use of MMC memory cards
that have been verified compliant to the MultiMediaCardTM
specification as of January 2000. Compliant MMC memory
cards have the MultiMediaCard logo
on the
card. The following memory cards are available from HP:
• 32 MB SD card—C8895A
• 64 MB SD card—C8896A
• 128 MB SD card—C8897A
z
HP Photosmart padded camera case—C8905A
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Appendix B:
Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still pictures:
2.11 MP (1688 by 1248) total pixel count
2.02 MP (1636 by 1236) effective pixel
count
Video clips: 320 by 240 total pixel count
z
z
Sensor
Diagonal 5.68 mm (1/3.2-inch, 4:3 format)
CCD
Storage
16 MB internal memory. Slot for optional
memory card; Secure Digital (SD) and
MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory card
supported, 16 MB minimum and 512 MB
maximum. (A 128 MB memory card is the
largest memory card tested by HP. Memory
cards larger than 128 MB have not been
tested and will probably work; however HP
cannot guarantee that.) See Memory capacity
for still images on page 117.
Lens
Focal length:
z
z
Wide—5.2 mm
Telephoto—14.4 mm
F-Number:
z
z
Wide—f/2.9
Telephoto—f/4.95
Viewfinder
Zooming optical viewfinder
Zoom
3x optical, 4x digital zoom
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Feature
Focus
Description
Auto focus. Focus range settings:
Normal (default)—Auto focus range of
0.5 m (19.7 in) to infinity.
z Macro—Auto focus range of 0.1 to 0.8 m
(2.5 to 32 in).
z
Shutter speed 1/2000 to 2 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
Built-in flash assembly, 6-second recharge
Flash working 10 cm (4 in) to 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
distance
External flash No
Flash settings
Auto (default), Red-Eye, Flash On, Flash Off,
Night
Image Display 1.6-inch color backlit LED
Status LCD
No
Image capture
options
z
z
z
Audio capture
z
z
Still (default)
Self-Timer—Can be set to On or On - 2
shots through the Capture menu; 10 second
delay for both settings. On - 2 shots setting
takes a second shot about 2 seconds later.
Video—24 frames per second; includes
audio.
Still pictures—Audio can be captured with
each picture if Shutter button is held down
longer than 2 seconds after picture is taken.
Video—Audio is captured automatically
with video.
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Feature
Description
Image Quality
settings
- Good
- Better
- Best (default)
EV
Can be set manually from -2.0 to +2.0 EV
Compensation (Exposure Value) in 0.5 EV increments.
Exposure
Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Mode settings Macro
White
Balance
settings
Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten,
Fluorescent
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default),100, 200, 400
Color settings Full Color (default), Black & White, Sepia
Saturation
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Sharpness
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Playback
zoom
Yes, from 1.3x to 6x via the Magnify option in
the Playback menu
Compression
format
z
Interfaces
z
z
z
z
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JPEG (EXIF) for still images
MPEG1 for video clips
USB to a computer, or USB to an
HP Photosmart printer or to any other
HP printer with a front panel USB port
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Feature
Description
Standards
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
Power
PTP transfer (15740)
MSDC transfer
NTSC/PAL
JPEG
MPEG1
DPOF 1.1
EXIF 2.2
DCF 1.0
The camera has a maximum steady state
power consumption of 2.0 Watts (667mA @
3.0Vdc).
2 AA batteries (2 non-rechargeable AA
batteries included) or optional HP AC power
adapter. Acceptable batteries include photolithium, “ultra” or “premium” grade alkaline,
or rechargeable NiMH. NiMH batteries can
be recharged in the camera using the optional
HP camera dock or HP AC power adapter.
Optional HP Photosmart 8886 camera dock:
z
z
z
z
z
United States and Canada—C8886A
#A2L
Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and
Uruguay—C8886A #ABM
Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—
C8886A #UUF
Europe (except for the United Kingdom, see
the next option below)—C8886A #AC2
United Kingdom and South Africa—
C8886A #ABU
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Feature
Description
Power
(continued)
Optional HP AC power adapter (Input: 100240Vac; Output: 3.3-3.7Vdc @ 5712500mA):
z United States and Canada—C8912 #A2L
z Korea, Australia, and New Zealand—
C8912 #UUF
z Europe—C8912 #UUS
Slow trickle recharging in camera with the
optional HP AC power adapter or HP camera
dock (100% in 15 hours maximum).
External body 100.8 mm (L) by 41.7 mm (W) by
dimensions
66.3 mm (H)
4 in (L) by 1.7 in (W) by 2.6 in (H)
Weight
185 grams (6.5 ounces) without batteries
Temperature
range
Operational:
5 to 45° C (41 to 113° F) at 15 to 85%
Relative Humidity
Storage:
-30 to 65° C (-22 to 149° F) at 15 to 90%
Relative Humidity
Warranty
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Memory capacity for still
images
The following table lists the approximate number of still images
that can be stored in the internal 16 MB memory in the camera
or on an optional 16 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card
when the camera is set to the different Image Quality settings
available in the Capture menu (see page 36).
NOTE The actual file sizes and number of still images that can
be stored in the internal memory in the camera or on an
optional memory card will vary, depending on the content
of each still image.
- Good
Image Quality
85 images
(170 KB each)
- Better
Image Quality
16 images
(860 KB each)
- Best
Image Quality
12 images
(1.15 MB each)
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Index
A
AA batteries 106, 115
AC power adapter
connector on camera 13
HP part number 115
purchasing 111
accessories for camera 110
alkaline batteries 106, 115
arrow buttons on Controller 10
audio clips, record 24, 53
Auto Exposure/Auto Focus and
Flash light, description 11
auto focus, using 30
automatic exposure, override 39
B
batteries
door on camera 13
extend life of 108
icons 107
install 15
levels 107
rechargeable 109
types to use 106, 115
Best Image Quality setting 37
Better Image Quality setting 37
blinking lights on camera 10,
11, 12
bonus software 20, 21
brackets in Live View, using 30
brightening an image 39
118
C
camera
accessories 110
reset switch 86
specifications 112
states 22
turn on/off 17
Camera Sounds, setting 72
Capture menu
Help for menu options 36
using 35
circle in viewfinder, using 30
Color of images, setting 43
compression format 114
computer, connect camera to 67
connections
as a digital camera 73
as a USB Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) 73
to computer 67
to printer 69
connectors, descriptions 13
Controller, description 10
customer support 99
D
darkening an image 39
Date & Time, setting 19, 72
delete
during Instant Review 23
images and video clips from
memory 52
digital zoom 33
Index
direct print
printing directly from
camera 69
tagging images 48
disk drive, camera as 73
display, using 29
E
enlarge image 55
error messages
on camera 87
on computer 96
EV Compensation, setting 39
exposure compensation,
setting 39
Exposure Mode, setting 39
F
files
delete from memory 52
Image Quality setting 36, 117
flash
description 12
setting 31
working distance 113
Flash button, description 10
focus
lock 31
range 113
using auto focus 30
focus brackets in Live View,
using 30
format memory card 52
G
Good Image Quality setting 37
Index
H
Help for Capture menu
options 36
help from customer support 99
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 13
purchasing 111
HP camera dock
connect to 13
description 8
dock insert 8
purchasing 110
HP Instant Share
customizing the Share
menu 65
description 8, 58
Share button 10, 59
tagging images for HP Instant
Share destinations 63
turn on/off 59
using the Share menu 62
HP web sites 99
I
Image Display
description 11
Live View button 10
status screen 17
using 29
Image Quality, setting 36
images
brightening 39
Color setting 43
darkening 39
delete 52
Exposure Mode setting 39
Image Quality setting 36
ISO Speed setting 42
119
magnify 55
memory capacity 36, 117
number remaining 29
record audio clips 24
rotate 56
Saturation setting 44
Self-Timer setting 38
share 58
Sharpness setting 44
too dark/light 39
undelete 52
unloading camera to
computer 67
view thumbnails 54
White Balance setting 41
install
batteries 15
lens cap 15
lens cap tether 14
memory card 16
software 19, 21
wrist strap 14
internal memory, storage
capacity 36, 117
ISO Speed, setting 42
L
Language
change setting 74
choose at first startup 18
LEDs (lights) on camera
Auto Exposure/Auto Focus
and Flash 11
Power/Memory 10
Self-Timer 12
Video 11
length of video clips stored in
memory 36
120
lens cap tether
attaching 14
mount on lens cap 13
lens cap
attaching or removing 15
description 13
Live View
button 10
using 29
lock focus 31
M
Macintosh computer
bonus software 21
connect to 67
install software 21
magnify image 55
memory card
delete images or video
clips 52
door on camera 13
image capacity 36, 117
install 16
pictures remaining 29
remove 16
video clip capacity 36
memory light 10
memory, move images to
memory card 75
Menu/OK button,
description 10
menus
Capture 35
list of 22
Playback 49
Setup 71
Share 62
Index
messages
on camera 87
on computer 96
microphone, description 12
move images to memory
card 75
N
NiMH batteries 106
number of images in
memory 36, 117
O
online Help for Capture menu
options 36
optical zoom 33
over-exposing an image 39
override automatic exposure 39
P
parallax error, definition 28
photo-lithium batteries 106
Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) 73
pictures
record audio clips 24
share 58
take self-timer 27
take stills 23
pictures remaining in
memory 29
play video clips 46
Playback
Playback button 10
using 46
Playback button, description 10
Playback menu, using 49
Index
power
battery level icons 107
consumption 115
light 10
restoring previous settings 18
specifications 115
turn on/off 17
power adapter, HP AC
connector on camera 13
purchasing 111
Power ON/OFF switch,
description 9
Power/Memory light,
description 10
previous settings, restoring 18
Print button
description 10
using 48
print images
directly from camera 69
from computer 69
tagging images for direct
print 48
printer, connect to camera 69
problems, troubleshooting 76
product support 99
R
range
EV Compensation 114
flash 113
F-number 112
focus 113
rechargeable batteries 109
record
audio clips 24, 53
video clips 25
121
remaining pictures in
memory 29
remove
lens cap 15
memory card 16
Reset switch, using 86
restoring previous settings 18
reviewing images and video
clips 46
rotate image 56
S
Saturation, setting 44
Self-Timer light, description 12
Self-Timer, setting 38
settings, restoring previous 18
Setup menu, using 71
Share button 59
Share button, description 10
share images 58
Share menu
customizing 65
description 62
set up 59
tagging images for HP Instant
Share destinations 63
using 62
Sharpness, setting 44
Shutter button
description 9
lock exposure and focus 30
shutter speed range 113
software, install 19, 21
sounds of camera 72
space remaining in memory 29
specifications 112
states of camera 22
122
status messages
on camera 87
on computer 96
status screen 17
still pictures, take 23
support for users 99
T
tagging images
for direct print 48
for HP Instant Share
destinations 63
technical support 99
tether to lens cap, attaching 14
thumbnails of images, view 54
Time & Date, setting 19, 72
tripod mount, description 13
troubleshoot problems 76
turn on/off
camera sounds 72
HP Instant Share 59
Live View 29
Playback 46
power 17
TV (television) configuration,
setting 74
U
undelete images 52
under-exposing an image 39
unload images, camera to
computer 67
USB
configuration setting 73
connector on camera 13
Index
V
Video button, description 9
video clips
delete 52
memory capacity 36
play 46
record 25
undelete 52
Video light, description 11
view thumbnails of images 54
viewfinder
description 11
focus circle 30
using 28
viewfinder lights (LEDs),
description 11
viewing images and video
clips 46
W
web sites for HP 99
White Balance, setting 41
Windows computer
bonus software 20
connect to 67
install software 20
working distance of flash 113
wrist strap
attaching to camera 14
mount on camera 13
Z
zoom
specifications 112
use optical or digital 33
Zoom lever, description 10
Zoom Out and Zoom In
controls 10
Index
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