HP PhotoSmart M305, M305/M307, PhotoSmart M307 User's manual

HP PhotoSmart M305, M305/M307, PhotoSmart M307 User's manual
HP Photosmart M305/M307
digital camera with HP Instant Share
User's Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1:
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Attaching the Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing a Memory Card (Optional) . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning on Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Choosing the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Windows® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
User Manual on the CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Back and First Side of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . 16
Front, Second Side, and Bottom of the Camera . 20
Top of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Camera States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Camera Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using the Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Camera Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Restoring Previous Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 2:
Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips . . .27
Taking Still Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recording Audio with Still Pictures . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recording Video Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using Live View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Focusing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using Focus Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Optical Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Setting the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Using the Shooting Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Using the Self-Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Using the Burst Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Using the Capture Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Help for the Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
EV Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Date & Time Imprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Chapter 3:
Reviewing Images and Video Clips . . . . . . . . . 53
Using Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Total Images Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Viewing Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Using the Playback Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Record Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Chapter 4:
Using HP Instant Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Using the HP Instant Share Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Setting Up Destinations in the
HP Instant Share Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Setting Up Destinations on a
Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Setting Up Destinations on a
Macintosh Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
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Selecting Images for HP Instant Share Destinations . . 69
How HP Instant Share E-mails Images . . . . . . . . 71
Chapter 5:
Transferring and Printing Images . . . . . . . . . . .73
Transferring Images to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Printing Images Directly from the Camera . . . . . . . . . 75
Chapter 6:
Using the Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Camera Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Live View at Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
USB Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
TV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Move Images to Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Resetting the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Using Your Camera without Installing the
HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Transferring Images to a Computer without
HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Using a Memory Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . 90
Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive . . . 93
Cleaning the Camera Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Error Messages on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Error Messages on the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Getting Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
HP Accessibility Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
HP Photosmart Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Support Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Phone Support in the United States
and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Phone Support in Europe, the Middle East,
and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Other Phone Support Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . .127
Appendix A:
Managing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Top Points About Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Extending Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Safety Precautions for Using NiMH Batteries . . .131
Performance per Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Power Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Recharging NiMH Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Safety Precautions for Recharging
NiMH Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Sleep Time-out for Power Conservation . . . . . . . . . .137
Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories . . . . . . . . . . 139
Appendix C:
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
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Chapter 1:
Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of this HP Photosmart
digital camera! This camera has many features to enhance
your picture-taking experience, including 7 shooting modes,
HP Instant Share, direct printing capability, manual and
automatic controls, on-camera Help, and an optional
camera dock.
With HP Instant Share, you can easily select images in your
camera to be automatically sent to your favorite destinations
(such as e-mail addresses and online albums) the next time you
connect the camera to your computer. Your friends and family
can easily receive and view your pictures in e-mail without
being burdened by large file attachments. And with the direct
printing capability, you can easily select images in your
camera to be automatically printed the next time you connect
the camera to your computer or directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or PictBridge-compatible printer without ever connecting
to your computer.
To further enhance your experience,
you can purchase an HP Photosmart
M-series dock. The camera dock
allows you to easily transfer images to
a computer, send images to a printer
or television, and recharge Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
batteries for your camera. The dock also provides a convenient
home for your camera.
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Setup
To locate a part on your camera (such as a button or a light)
while following the instructions in this section, see Camera
Parts on page 16.
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attach the wrist strap to
the wrist strap mount on
the side of the camera
as shown.
Installing the Batteries
1 Open the Battery/Memory card door on
the side of the camera by sliding the door
down toward the bottom of the camera.
2 Insert the batteries as indicated inside
the door.
3 If you want to install an optional memory
card, leave the Battery/Memory card
door open and go on to Installing a
Memory Card (Optional) on page 11.
However, if you do not have an optional
memory card to install, close the Battery/
Memory card door by pushing the door down and sliding
the door toward the top of the camera until the door latches.
Then skip to Turning on Power on page 12.
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NOTE Digital cameras use batteries at a much faster rate than
film cameras. Battery life in digital cameras can be
measured in hours and minutes of use rather than the
years more typical of film cameras. Battery life may also
vary dramatically from one user to another, depending on
what modes the camera is being used in most frequently.
For hints on optimizing battery performance, see
Appendix A: Managing Batteries on page 129.
NOTE You can also use an optional HP AC power adapter to
power the camera. If you use rechargeable NiMH
batteries, you can recharge the batteries in the camera
using the optional HP AC power adapter or optional
HP Photosmart M-series dock, or recharge the batteries
separately in the optional HP Photosmart Quick
Recharger. For more information, see Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories on page 139.
Installing a Memory Card (Optional)
If you do not have an optional memory card to install, skip this
section and go on to the next section, Turning on Power on
page 12.
Your camera contains internal memory that allows you to store
images and video clips. However, you can use a memory card
(purchased separately) instead to store images and video clips.
For more information about supported memory cards, see
Storage on page 145.
When you install a memory card in the camera, all new
images and video clips are stored on the card. The camera’s
internal memory is only used when there is no memory card in
the camera.
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1 With the Battery/Memory card door
open, insert the memory card in the
small slot below the batteries, with
the notched side of the card going in
first, as shown. The card only fits one
way; do not force it. Make sure the
memory card snaps into place.
2 Close the Battery/Memory card door
by pushing the door down and
sliding the door toward the top of the
camera until the door latches.
To remove the memory card from the
camera, first turn the camera off. Then open the Battery/
Memory card door, press down on the top edge of the memory
card, and it will spring outward from
the slot.
Turning on Power
Turn the camera on by sliding the
right and then releasing it.
ON/OFF switch to the
The lens extends and the Power light to the left of the
OFF switch turns on solid green.
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Choosing the Language
The first time you turn the camera on, 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 Menu/OK button to select
the highlighted language.
NOTE If you need to change the
language later, you can do this with the Language setting
in the Setup menu. See Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu
on page 79.
Setting the Date and Time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which
you take each picture. This information is recorded in the
image properties, which you can see when viewing the image
on your computer. You can also choose to have the date and
time imprinted on the visible image (see Date & Time Imprint
on page 50).
The first time you turn the camera on, a Date & Time screen
appears after you choose the language, prompting you to set
the date and time.
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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3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the correct date/time format,
date, and time are set.
4 Press the Menu/OK button when you have entered the
proper values for the date and time. A confirmation screen
appears, asking if the correct date and time have been set.
5 If the date and time are correct, press the Menu/OK button
to select Yes.
If the date and time are incorrect, press the
button to
highlight No, and then press the Menu/OK button. The
Date & Time screen appears again. Repeat steps 1 through
5 to set the correct date and time.
NOTE If you need to change the date and time settings later,
you can do this with the Date & Time setting in the Setup
menu. See Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu on page 79.
Installing the Software
The HP Image Zone software allows you to transfer images
from the camera, and then view, edit, print, or e-mail them. It
also allows you to configure the HP Instant Share menu on the
camera.
NOTE If you do not install the HP Image Zone software, you
can still use the camera, but certain features will be
affected. For details, see Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone Software on page 89.
Windows®
In order for the HP Image Zone software to install successfully,
you must have installed at least Internet Explorer 5.01 Service
Pack 2 on Windows 2000, XP, 98, 98 SE, or Me. (Internet
Explorer 6 is recommended.)
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1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive of
your computer. Follow the instructions in the installation
screen that automatically appears.
NOTE If the installation screen does not appear, click Start,
click Run, type D:\Setup.exe, where D is the letter of your
CD drive, then click OK.
NOTE If you have trouble installing or using the HP Image
Zone software, see the HP Customer Support website:
www.hp.com/support for more information.
Macintosh
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Image Zone 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 transfer images from the camera to
your Macintosh computer with the HP Image Zone
software, or to take advantage of the HP Instant Share
functionality, you must first change the USB Configuration
setting to Disk Drive on the camera. See Chapter 6: Using
the Setup Menu on page 79.
NOTE If you have trouble installing or using the HP Image
Zone software, see the HP Customer Support website:
www.hp.com/support for more information.
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User Manual on the CD
A copy of this camera User’s Manual in several different
languages is located on the HP Image Zone software CD. To
view your camera User’s Manual:
1 Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive of
your computer.
2 On Windows: Click View User’s Manual on the Main page
of the CD installation screen to view the User’s Manual.
On Macintosh: Look in the readme file in the docs folder of
the HP Image Zone software CD to locate the User’s Manual
in your language.
Camera Parts
Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names in the
following tables for more information about those parts.
Back and First Side of the Camera
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15 16 17
1 2
13
12
3
11
10
4
5
9
8
16
7
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# Name
1
Power light
Description
z Solid—Camera is on.
z Blinking rapidly—Camera is shutting
down due to lack of battery power.
z Blinking slowly—Camera is charging
the batteries using the optional HP AC
power adapter or the optional
HP Photosmart M-series dock.
z Off—Camera is off.
2
ON/OFF
Turns the camera power on and off.
switch (page 12)
3
Zoom lever
(page 34)
z
Zoom Out—While taking still
pictures, zooms out the lens to the wide
angle position.
z
Thumbnails—While in Playback,
allows you to view still images and the
first frames of video clips arranged in a
matrix of nine thumbnail images per
screen.
z
Zoom In—While taking still pictures,
zooms in the lens to the telephoto
position.
z
Magnify—While in Playback, allows
you to magnify a still image.
4
Wrist strap mount Allows you to attach a wrist strap to the
(page 10)
camera.
5
Memory light
z Blinking rapidly—Camera is writing to
either the internal memory or an
optional memory card that is installed.
z Off—Camera is not writing to memory.
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# Name
Description
6
Battery/Memory
card door
(pages 10, 11)
7
Menu/OK button Allows you to display the Capture
(pages 43, 58)
and Playback menus and to select menu
options and confirm certain actions on
the Image Display.
8
with
Allows access to insert and remove the
batteries and an optional memory card.
Allows you to scroll through menus and
Controller
and images on the Image Display.
buttons
9
Image Display
(page 30)
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all
the menus.
10
Turns the HP Instant Share Menu on and
/
HP Instant Share/ off on the Image Display.
Print button
(page 63)
11
Timer/Burst
button
(pages 40, 42)
Allows you to select between the Normal,
Self-Timer, Self-Timer - 2 Shots, and Burst
settings.
12 MODE button
(page 38)
Allows you to select between different
shooting modes for taking still pictures.
13
Allows you to select between the different
flash settings.
Flash button
(page 36)
14 Viewfinder
(page 27)
Allows you to frame the subject of your
pictures or video clips.
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# Name
15 Viewfinder lights
Description
solid red—Video is recording.
z
z AF solid green—When you press the
Shutter button halfway down, this light
turns on solid when the camera is ready
to take a picture (auto exposure and
auto focus are locked, and the flash is
ready). Or when you press the Shutter
button all the way down to take a
picture, this light turns on solid to
indicate that auto exposure and auto
focus were successful.
z AF blinking green—When you press the
Shutter button halfway down or all the
way down, either a focus error occurred,
the flash is still charging, or the camera
is processing a picture (see the NOTE
below).
z Both
and AF blinking—An error
has occurred that prevents the camera
from taking the picture (see the NOTE
below).
NOTE If an error prevents a picture
from being taken, then an error
message will appear on the Image
Display. See Error Messages on the
Camera on page 109.
16
Live View
button (page 30)
Turns Live View on and off on the Image
Display.
17
Playback
button (page 53)
Turns Playback on and off on the Image
Display.
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Front, Second Side, and Bottom of
the Camera
1 2
3
76
4
5
# Name
Description
1 Microphone
(page 28)
Records sound (audio and video).
2 Self-Timer light
(page 40)
Blinks during the count-down before taking
a picture or recording video when the
camera is set to Self-Timer or Self-Timer 2 shots.
3 Flash
(page 36)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking.
4
20
Allows you to connect an optional HP AC
Power
adapter connector power adapter to the camera to either
operate the camera without batteries, or
recharge NiMH rechargeable batteries in
the camera.
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# Name
Description
5
Allows you to connect a USB cable from
the camera to a USB-enabled computer
or printer.
USB
connector
(pages 73, 75)
6 Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera on a
tripod.
7 Camera dock
connector
(page 140)
Allows you to connect the camera to the
optional HP Photosmart M-series dock.
Top of the Camera
1
2
#
Name
Description
1
Shutter button
(pages 27, 28)
Takes a picture and records audio.
2
Video button Starts and stops recording a video clip.
(page 29)
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Camera States
Your camera has two main states that allow you to complete
certain tasks. Each of these states has an associated menu that
you can use to adjust camera settings or perform tasks in that
state. See Camera Menus on page 22.
Capture—Allows you to take still pictures and record video
clips. For information about using Capture, see Chapter 2:
Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips on page 27.
Playback—Allows you to review the still images and video
clips that you capture. For information about using Playback,
see Chapter 3: Reviewing Images and Video Clips on
page 53.
Camera Menus
Your camera has five menus that, when accessed, appear in
the Image Display on the back of the camera. When any menu
is displayed, you can then access the other menus by using the
menu tabs at the top of the screen. To display another menu,
use the
buttons to move to the menu tab for that menu.
To display the Capture Menu
,
press the Live View
button to turn
Live View on, then press the Menu/
OK button. A shortcut is to simply
press the Menu/OK button when Live
View is off. For information about
using this menu, see Using the
Capture Menu on page 43.
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To display the Playback Menu, press
the Menu/OK button while you are
in Playback. If you are not currently in
Playback, press the Playback
button first, then press the Menu/OK
button. For information about using
this menu, see Using the Playback
Menu on page 58.
To display the HP Instant Share
Menu
, press the HP Instant
Share/Print
/
button. For
information about using this menu,
see Using the HP Instant Share Menu
on page 64.
NOTE To use the HP Instant Share Menu
to send images
to destinations other than printers (such as to email
addresses or other online services), you must first set up
the menu. See Setting Up Destinations in the HP Instant
Share Menu on page 65.
To display the Setup Menu , first
access either the Capture, Playback,
or HP Instant Share menu, then use
the
buttons to move to the menu
tab for the Setup Menu . For
information about using the Setup
Menu , see Chapter 6: Using the
Setup Menu on page 79.
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To display the Help Menu , first
access either the Capture, Playback,
or HP Instant Share menu, then use
the
buttons to move to the menu
tab for the Help Menu . For
information about using the Help
Menu , see the next section.
Using the Help Menu
The Help Menu
provides helpful information and tips for
using your camera.
1 Use the
buttons to move across the menu tabs to the
Help Menu
tab. The Help Menu
displays in the
Image Display.
buttons to highlight the Help topic you want
2 Use the
to read.
3 Press the Menu/OK button to display the Help topic.
buttons to scroll through the Help topic to
4 Use the
read it.
5 Press the Menu/OK button to exit the Help topic and return
to the Help Menu .
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Camera Status Screen
A status screen appears for a few
seconds in the Image Display any
time you press the Flash , MODE, or
Timer/Burst
buttons when Live
View is off.
As shown in the example here, a text
description of the current setting for the button that was just
pressed appears at the top of the screen. Beneath that, icons
for the current flash, shooting mode, and timer/burst settings
are shown, with the icon for the button that was just pressed
highlighted. The bottom portion of the screen shows whether a
memory card is installed (indicated by the SD icon), power
indicator (such as the low battery level indicator; see Power
Indicators on page 133), the number of pictures remaining,
and the Image Quality setting (indicated in the example by
the 3MP).
Restoring Previous Settings
The flash, shooting mode, and Timer/Burst settings, as well as
some of the Capture Menu settings that you change from their
default settings do not remain set after you turn the camera off.
However, you can restore the non-default settings from the last
time the camera was on by holding down the Menu/OK button
while also sliding the
ON/OFF switch to turn the camera on.
The icons for the restored settings are then displayed in the Live
View screen.
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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.
2 Hold the camera steady
(especially if using zoom) and
press the Shutter button on the top
of the camera halfway down. The
camera measures and then locks the focus and exposure
(the AF viewfinder light turns on solid green when focus is
locked - see Using Auto Focus on page 31 for details).
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 a picture is taken, the image appears for several seconds
on the Image Display. This is called Instant Review. You can
delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the
Menu/OK button.
You can use Playback to review the pictures you have taken.
See Using Playback on page 53.
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Recording Audio with Still Pictures
There are two ways to attach an audio clip to a still picture:
• Add an audio clip to the picture later, or re-record the
audio that was captured when the picture was taken. For
details on how to do this, see Record Audio on page 61.
• Record the audio while you are taking the picture, as
explained in this section. You will not be able to use this
method when using the Self-Timer or Burst settings.
An audio clip can be as long as you like or until the camera
runs out of memory, whichever happens first.
1 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
2 Continue to hold the Shutter button down to record the
audio clip. A microphone icon ( ) and audio counter
appear on the Image Display during recording.
3 To stop recording audio, release the Shutter button.
Audio recording stops when you release the Shutter button;
otherwise, the audio will continue recording until the camera
runs out of memory. 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
Menu/OK button.
To delete or record a new audio clip, use the Record Audio
option in the Playback menu. See Record Audio on page 61.
NOTE To hear audio clips that have been attached to your still
images, you must use a computer or television (TV). If you
have an optional HP Photosmart M-series dock, you can
review the audio clips by connecting the camera to a TV
via the camera dock. To do this, see the dock User’s
Manual for instructions.
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Recording Video Clips
NOTE Zoom is disabled while recording video clips.
A video clip includes audio.
1 Frame the subject for your video in the viewfinder.
2 To start recording video, press and
release the Video
button on
the top of the camera. The Video
viewfinder light turns on solid
red. If Live View is on, a video
icon, REC, a video counter, and a
message instructing how to end
the video appear on the Image Display. (See Using Live
View on page 30.)
3 To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.
NOTE If you have set the camera to Self-Timer or Self-Timer 2 Shots (see Using the Self-Timer Settings on page 40),
the camera will start recording 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, the camera only records one video clip.
After recording has stopped, the last frame of the video clip
appears for several seconds on the Image Display. This is
called Instant Review. You can delete the video clip during
Instant Review by pressing the Menu/OK button.
You can use Playback on the camera to review the video clips
you have recorded. See Using Playback on page 53.
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NOTE To hear the audio portion of your video clips, you must
use a computer or television (TV). If you have an optional
HP Photosmart M-series dock, you can review the audio
portion of your video clips by connecting the camera to a
TV via the camera dock. To do this, see the dock User’s
Manual for instructions.
Using Live View
The Image Display allows you to frame pictures and video clips
using Live View. To activate Live View from the menus or when
the Image Display is off, 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 battery power, 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 an optional memory
card is installed in the camera. If you change other camera
settings, icons for those settings will also be displayed in the
Live View screen.
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2
3
4
5
# Icon
Description
1
Indicates that a memory card is installed in the camera
2
Power indicator, such as this low battery level indicator
(see Power Indicators on page 133)
3 12
Remaining pictures count (actual number depends on
the current Image Quality setting and how much space
remains in memory)
4 3MP
Image Quality setting (default is 3MP)
5
Focus brackets (see Using Auto Focus on page 31)
Focusing the Camera
Using Auto Focus
The focus brackets in the Live View screen show the focus
region for the still picture you are taking or the video clip you
are recording. (See Using Live View on page 30.) When you
press the Shutter button halfway down to take a still picture, 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.
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When you have the camera set to any of the shooting modes
other than Macro
(see Using the Shooting Modes on
page 38), the camera will attempt to auto focus still pictures
using the normal focus range of 0.5 m (20 in) to infinity.
However, when the camera cannot focus in these shooting
modes, one of the following will occur:
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The AF viewfinder light will blink green and the focus
brackets in Live View will turn red. The camera will still take
the picture, but the picture may be out of focus. To focus the
picture, release the Shutter button, re-frame the subject for
your picture, and then press the Shutter button halfway
down again.
If the AF viewfinder light continues to blink green and the
focus brackets continue to turn red after several tries, there
may not be enough contrast or light in the focus region. Try
using a technique called Focus Lock to focus on an object
about the same distance away but in a higher-contrast
region, and then, without releasing the Shutter button, point
the camera at the subject you were originally trying to
photograph (see Using Focus Lock on page 34). You can
also simply turn on more light, if that is possible.
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The AF viewfinder light will blink green, the focus brackets
will turn red, and the Macro
icon will blink in the Live
View screen. In this case, the camera detects that the focus is
closer than the normal range. The camera will still take the
picture, but the picture may be out of focus. To focus the
picture, either move farther away from the subject you are
trying to photograph, or set the camera to the Macro
shooting mode (see Using the Shooting Modes on
page 38).
Finally, if the camera is set to the Macro
shooting mode but
detects that either the focus is closer or farther away than the
Macro range of 0.1 to 0.5 m (4 to 20 in), or there is not
enough contrast or light in the focus region, both viewfinder
lights will blink, the focus brackets will turn red, and the Macro
icon will blink in the Live View screen. In these cases, the
camera will not take a picture if it cannot find focus.
If the subject for the picture is not within the Macro range,
either move farther away from or closer to the subject, or set
the camera to a shooting mode other than Macro
(see
Using the Shooting Modes on page 38). If there is not enough
contrast or light in the focus region, try using a technique
called Focus Lock to focus on an object about the same
distance away but in a higher-contrast region, and then,
without releasing the Shutter button, point the camera at the
subject you were originally trying to photograph (see Using
Focus Lock on page 34). You can also simply turn on more
light, if that is possible.
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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 the action will occur. You can
also use Focus Lock to help achieve focus in low light or low
contrast situations.
1 Frame the subject for your picture within the focus brackets.
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.
Using Zoom
NOTE The more you zoom in on the subject of your picture,
the more even small movements of the camera are
magnified (this is called “camera shake”). So, especially
at full telephoto zoom (3x), you must hold the camera
steady in order to take a picture that is not blurry. If an
icon of a shaking hand ( ) appears in the Live View
screen, you should set the camera on a tripod or stable
surface; otherwise, the picture will likely be blurry.
Optical Zoom
NOTE Optical zoom is disabled while recording
video clips.
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.
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Press Zoom Out
and Zoom In on the
Zoom lever to move the lens between wide
angle (1x) and telephoto (3x) positions.
Digital Zoom
NOTE Digital zoom is disabled while recording
video clips.
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts.
The camera essentially crops the image to give an appearance
of the subject of the picture being an additional 1.1x to 5x
larger with the HP M307 camera, or 1.1x to 3x larger with the
HP M305 camera.
1 Press Zoom In on the Zoom lever to optically zoom in to
the maximum level, then release the button.
2 Press Zoom In again and
continue to press it until you reach
the desired size in the Image
Display. A yellow frame surrounds
the area of the image that will be
captured, and the image enlarges
in the yellow frame.
The resolution number on the right side of the screen also
becomes smaller as you digitally zoom. For example, 2.3MP
appears in place of 3MP, indicating that the image is being
reduced to a size of 2.3 Megapixels.
3 When the image is at the desired size, press the Shutter
button to take the picture.
To turn digital zoom off and return to optical zoom, press Zoom
Out
on the Zoom lever until digital zooming stops. Release
Zoom Out
, and then press it again.
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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; but in situations where the highest
quality counts (such as printing), limit the use of digital
zoom. It is also recommended that you use a tripod when
using digital zoom.
Setting the Flash
The Flash button allows you to cycle through the flash settings
on the camera. To change the flash setting, press the Flash
button until the desired setting appears on the Image Display.
The following table describes each of the flash settings on
the camera.
NOTE The flash is disabled with the Burst setting, Fast Shot
shooting mode, and while recording video clips.
Setting
Description
Auto Flash The camera measures light and uses the flash if
necessary.
A
Red-Eye
A
The camera measures the light level and uses the flash
with red-eye reduction if necessary (see the following
NOTE for a description of red-eye reduction).
Flash On The camera always uses 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 “fillflash.”
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Setting
Description
Flash Off The camera will not use flash, no matter the lighting
conditions.
Night
The camera uses the flash if necessary and red-eye
reduction to illuminate objects in the foreground (see
the following NOTE for a description of red-eye
reduction). The camera then continues to expose as if
the flash had not been used to gather the background.
NOTE The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the
flash reflecting off the subjects’ eyes, which sometimes
makes a human’s or animal’s eyes appear red in the
captured image. When you use a flash setting with redeye reduction, the camera flashes several times,
minimizing the red-eye in the captured images of humans
or animals. It will take longer to take a picture using redeye reduction, because the shutter is delayed for the
additional flashes. In turn, make sure your subjects wait
for the additional flashes.
If the flash setting is anything other than the default Auto Flash
setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will
appear in the Live View screen. The new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The flash setting resets to the default Auto Flash setting when
you turn the camera off.
NOTE To restore the flash setting to what it was when you last
turned the camera off, hold down the Menu/OK button as
you turn the camera back on.
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Using the Shooting Modes
Shooting modes are pre-defined camera settings that are
optimized for taking still pictures of certain scene types to give
you better results. In each shooting mode, the camera selects
the best settings, such as the ISO speed, F-number (aperture),
and shutter speed, optimizing them for the particular scene or
situation.
NOTE The shooting mode does not apply when you are
recording video clips.
To change the shooting mode, press the MODE button on the
back of the camera until the desired shooting mode appears
on the Image Display. The following table describes each of the
shooting mode settings on the camera.
Setting
Description
Auto
Mode
The camera automatically selects the best F-number
(aperture) and shutter speed for the scene. Auto
mode works well for most shots in normal situations.
This mode is also useful when you need to take a
good shot quickly, and do not have time to select a
special shooting mode on the camera.
Macro
This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of
subjects less than 0.5 m (20 in) away. In this mode,
auto focus has a distance range of 0.1 to 0.5 m (4 to
20 in), and the camera will not take a picture if it
cannot find focus (see Focusing the Camera on
page 31).
Fast Shot The camera uses a fixed focus instead of auto focus,
allowing you to take pictures very quickly. Use this
mode in bright light conditions when the subject is
moderate to long distances away from the camera.
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Setting
Description
Action
The camera uses fast shutter speeds and higher ISO
speeds to stop motion. Use Action mode to capture
sporting events, moving cars, or any scene where you
want to stop the action.
Portrait
The camera combines a smaller F-number to blur the
background, with lower sharpness for a more natural
effect. Use Portrait mode for pictures that have one or
more people as their primary focal point.
Landscape The camera combines a higher F-number for better
depth of field with higher sharpness for a more vivid
effect. Use Landscape mode to capture mountain
scenes or any shots with a deep perspective.
Beach &
Snow
This mode allows you to capture bright outdoor
scenes and balance out harsh lighting.
If the shooting mode setting is anything other than the default
Auto Mode setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous
table) will appear in the Live View screen. The new setting
remains in effect until it is changed again or until the camera is
turned off. The shooting mode setting resets to the default Auto
setting when you turn the camera off.
NOTE To restore the shooting mode setting to what it was
when you last turned the camera off, hold down the
Menu/OK button as you turn the camera back on.
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Using the Self-Timer Settings
1 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
2 Press the Timer/Burst
button until Self-Timer
or SelfTimer - 2 Shots
appears in the Image Display.
3 Frame the subject in either the viewfinder or in Live View.
(See Using Live View on page 30.)
4 The next steps depend on whether you are capturing one or
two still pictures, or are recording a video clip.
For Still Pictures:
a. Press the Shutter button halfway down to gain Focus
Lock (the camera measures and then locks the focus and
exposure). The camera will hold these settings until it
takes the picture.
b. Press the Shutter button all the way down. If the Image
Display is on, a 10-second countdown appears on the
screen. The Self-Timer light on the front of the camera
then blinks for 10 seconds before the camera takes the
picture. If you set the camera to Self-Timer - 2 Shots, the
Self-Timer light blinks for a few more seconds until the
second picture is taken.
NOTE If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down without using Focus Lock, the camera will lock
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.
NOTE You cannot record audio with a still picture when using
the Self-Timer settings, but you can add an audio clip later
(see Record Audio on page 61).
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For Video Clips:
To start recording video, press the Video
button and
then release it. If the Image Display is on, a 10-second
countdown appears on the screen. The Self-Timer light on
the front of the camera then blinks for 10 seconds before the
camera starts recording the video.
NOTE With either the Self-Timer or the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, only one video clip is recorded after the 10second countdown.
To stop recording the video clip, press the Video
button
again; otherwise, the video will continue recording until the
camera runs out of memory.
If the Self-Timer setting is anything other than the default
Normal setting, the icon for the setting (Self-Timer
or SelfTimer - 2 Shots ) will appear in the Live View screen. The
Self-Timer setting resets to the default Normal setting after the
picture is taken.
NOTE To restore the Timer/Burst setting to what it was when
you last turned the camera off, hold down the Menu/OK
button as you turn the camera back on.
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Using the Burst Setting
Burst allows you to take up to 4 still pictures as quickly as
possible. The camera then continues taking burst pictures at a
slower rate until you release the Shutter button or the camera
runs out of memory.
NOTE The Burst setting is disabled while recording video
clips. You also cannot record audio when using the Burst
setting, but you can add an audio clip later (see Record
Audio on page 61). Also, the flash is disabled while using
the Burst setting.
button until Burst
appears in the
1 Press the Timer/Burst
Image Display.
2 Frame the subject and press the Shutter button halfway
down to lock the focus and exposure. Then press the Shutter
button all the way down and hold it. The camera takes 4
pictures as quickly as possible and continues taking burst
pictures until you release the Shutter button or the camera
runs out of memory.
The Image Display remains off during the burst capture. After
the burst pictures have been taken, each image appears one at
a time on the Image Display.
If the Burst setting is anything other than the default Normal
setting, the Burst
icon will appear in the Live View screen.
The Burst setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off. The camera resets to the default
Normal timer/burst setting when you turn the camera off.
NOTE To restore the timer/burst setting to what it was when
you last turned the camera off, hold down the Menu/OK
button as you turn the camera back on.
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Using the Capture Menu
The Capture Menu allows you to adjust various camera settings
that affect the characteristics of the images and video clips you
capture with your camera.
1 To display the Capture Menu, press the Live View
button, and then press the Menu/OK button. If the Image
Display is already off, you can simply press Menu/OK.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Capture
Menu options.
3 Either press Menu/OK 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
Menu/OK button to change the setting for the Capture
Menu option.
5 Use one of several ways to exit the Capture Menu. If,
immediately after entering the Capture Menu, you decide
not to change anything, simply press Menu/OK again to
exit the menu. After you have used the Capture Menu, you
can navigate to another menu via the menu tabs at the top
of the Image Display. You can also select the
EXIT menu
option and press Menu/OK. If you want to switch to another
camera state, press the appropriate button on the back of
the camera.
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NOTE To restore Capture Menu settings to what they were
when you last turned the camera off, hold down the
Menu/OK button as you turn the camera back on.
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
Menu/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 Menu/OK button.
EV Compensation
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use EV (Exposure
Value) Compensation to override the automatic exposure
setting that the camera makes.
EV Compensation is useful in scenes that contain many light
objects (like a white house in the snow) or many dark objects
(like a black cat on a dark background). Scenes containing
many light objects or many dark objects could turn out gray
without the use of EV Compensation. For a scene with many
light objects, increase the EV Compensation to a positive
number to produce a brighter result. For a scene with many
dark objects, decrease the EV Compensation to darken the
scene to be closer to black.
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1 In the Capture Menu (page 43), select EV Compensation.
2 In the EV Compensation submenu, use the
buttons to
change the EV setting in 0.5 steps
from -2.0 to +2.0. The new
setting is applied to the Live View
screen behind the menu, so you
can see the effect each setting will
have on the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default setting of 0.0,
the number value will appear in the Live View screen next to
the icon. The new setting remains in effect until it is changed
again or until the camera is turned off. The EV Compensation
setting resets to the default 0.0 setting when you turn the
camera off.
Image Quality
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting allows you to set the resolution and JPEG
compression of the still images you capture with your camera.
The Image Quality sub-menu has four settings.
NOTE The resolution portion of all the Image Quality settings
except for the VGA setting is represented by a number
and MP (Megapixels), such as 3MP or 1MP. The higher
the number of Megapixels, the higher the resolution. In the
case of the VGA setting, the image will be 640 by 480
pixels (0.31 MP), which is the lowest resolution.
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1 In the Capture Menu (page 43), select Image Quality.
2 In the Image Quality sub-menu,
buttons to
use the
highlight a setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table explains the
Image Quality settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
3MP Best Images will be full resolution and have the lowest
compression. This setting produces very high quality
images, with greater color accuracy, but uses the most
memory. This setting is recommended if you plan to
print images at a size larger than 18 by 24 cm (8 by
10 in).
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3MP
Images will be full resolution and have medium
compression. This setting produces high quality
images, but uses less memory than the 3MP Best
setting above. This is the default setting and is
recommended if you plan to print images up to a size
of 13 by18 cm (5 by 7 in).
1MP
Images will be 1280 by 960 (low) resolution and have
medium quality and compression. This is a memoryefficient setting, ideal for images that you want to send
via e-mail or post to the Internet.
VGA
Images will be 640 by 480 (lowest) resolution and
have medium compression. This is a memory-efficient
setting, but produces lower quality images. This setting
is good for images you want to send via e-mail or post
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The Image Quality setting not only affects the quality of the
images but, as a result, also the number of images that can be
stored either in the internal memory in the camera or on an
optional memory card. Higher resolution and lower
compression images will take up more space than images with
lower resolution and/or higher compression. For example, the
highest setting, 3MP Best, results in high quality images, but
consumes more storage space in memory than the next lower
setting, 3MP. Likewise, many more still images can be stored in
memory at the 1MP or VGA settings than at 3MP; however,
these settings will result in much lower quality images.
The Pictures remaining count at the bottom of the Image
Quality sub-menu screen updates when you highlight each
setting. See Memory Capacity on page 148 for more
information about how the Image Quality setting affects the
number of images that can be saved in the internal memory in
the camera.
The Image Quality setting (in the previous table) will appear in
the Live View screen. The new setting remains in effect until it is
changed again, even when you turn the camera off.
NOTE When you use digital zoom, the resolution changes as
you zoom in. See Digital Zoom on page 35.
White Balance
Different kinds of lighting conditions cast different colors. For
example, sunlight is more blue, while indoor tungsten light is
more yellow. Scenes dominated by a single color may require
an adjustment of the white balance setting to help the camera
reproduce colors more accurately and ensure that whites
appear white in the final image. You can also adjust the white
balance to produce creative effects. For example, using the Sun
setting can produce a warmer look to the image.
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1 In the Capture Menu (page 43), select White Balance.
2 In the White Balance sub-menu,
use the
buttons to
highlight a setting. The new
setting is applied to the Live View
screen behind the menu, so you
can see the effect each setting will
have on the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Auto
The camera automatically identifies and corrects for
scene illuminance. This is the default setting.
Sun
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors under sunny or bright cloudy conditions.
Shade
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors in shade, in dark cloudy conditions, or at
dusk.
Tungsten The camera balances color based on incandescent or
halogen lighting (typically found in homes).
Fluorescent The camera balances color based on fluorescent
lighting.
If the setting is anything other than the default Auto setting, the
icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the Live
View screen. The new setting remains in effect until it is
changed again or until the camera is turned off. The White
Balance setting resets to the default Auto setting when you turn
the camera off.
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ISO Speed
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips,
or when the shooting mode is set to Fast Shot.
This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to light. When
ISO Speed is set to the default Auto setting, the camera selects
the best ISO speed for the scene.
Lower ISO speeds will capture the best quality images with the
least amount of grain (or noise), but result in slower shutter
speeds. If taking a picture in low light conditions without a
flash at ISO 100, you may want to use a tripod. In contrast,
higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter speeds, and can be
used when taking pictures in dark areas without a flash, or
pictures of fast moving objects. Higher ISO speeds produce
pictures with more grain (or noise) and, thus, can be of
lower quality.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 43),
select ISO Speed.
2 In the ISO Speed sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default Auto setting, the
icon for the setting will appear in the Live View screen. The new
setting remains in effect until it is changed again or until the
camera is turned off. The ISO Speed setting resets to the default
Auto setting when you turn the camera off.
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Color
This setting allows you to control the color in which your
images will be captured. For example, when you set Color to
Sepia, your images will be captured in brown colors to make
them look aged or old-fashioned.
NOTE After you have taken a picture using either the Black &
White or Sepia setting, the image cannot be adjusted
back to Full Color later.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 43), select Color.
2 In the Color sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight a
setting. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind
the menu, so you can see the
effect each setting will have on
the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or
until the camera is turned off. The Color setting resets to the
default Full Color setting when you turn the camera off.
Date & Time Imprint
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting imprints either the date or the date and time of
when the image was captured in the lower left-hand corner of
the image. After you select either of the Date & Time Imprint
settings, the date or date and time will be imprinted on all
subsequent still images that are captured, not to previously
captured images.
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NOTE After you have taken a picture using either the Date
Only or Date & Time setting, the date or date and time
that is imprinted on the image cannot be removed later.
NOTE The date or date and time imprint will be visible in
Playback, but it will not be visible in Instant Review.
NOTE If you rotate the image using the Rotate option in the
Playback Menu (page 58), the date or date and time
imprint will likewise rotate with the image.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 43),
select Date & Time Imprint.
2 In the Date & Time Imprint submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Off
Description
The camera will not imprint a date or date and time
on the image.
Date Only The camera will permanently imprint the date in the
lower left-hand corner of the image.
Date & Time The camera will permanently imprint the date and
time in the lower left-hand corner of the image.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off setting,
the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the
Live View screen. The new setting remains in effect until it is
changed again, even when you turn the camera off.
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Chapter 3:
Reviewing Images and
Video Clips
You can use Playback to review the images and video clips
stored in your camera. When reviewing images in Playback,
you can use the Zoom lever to view thumbnails of images, or to
magnify images so you can take a closer look at them on the
camera. See Viewing Thumbnails on page 56 and Magnifying
Images on page 57. In addition, the Playback Menu allows
you to delete images or video clips, record audio to attach to
still images, and rotate images. See Using the Playback Menu
on page 58.
Using Playback
1 There are two ways to activate Playback.
• With the camera turned on, press the Playback
button.
• With the camera turned off, hold down the Playback
button while also sliding the
ON/OFF switch to turn
the camera on. This allows you to activate Playback
without the camera lens extending.
The most recently taken or reviewed image or video clip
appears on the Image Display.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and video
clips. Press and hold either of the
buttons to scroll faster.
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NOTE Video clips play automatically after the first frame of
the video clip displays for 2 seconds.
3 To turn off the Image Display after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
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 computer or television
(TV) to hear audio. If you have an optional HP Photosmart
M-series dock, you can review the audio by connecting
the camera to a TV via the camera dock. To do this, see
the dock User’s Manual for instructions.
During Playback, the Image Display also indicates additional
information about each image or video clip. The following
table describes this information.
1 2
3
4
5
7
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#
Icon
Description
1
Displays only when an optional memory card is
installed in the camera.
2
Power indicator, such as this low battery level
indicator (see Power Indicators on page 133).
3
Displays for the first few seconds when you enter
Playback to indicate that you can scroll through the
images or video clips using the
buttons.
4
3
Indicates this image has been selected to be sent to
3 destinations using HP Instant Share (see Chapter
4: Using HP Instant Share on page 63).
5
2
Indicates this image has been selected for printing 2
copies using HP Instant Share (see Chapter 4:
Using HP Instant Share on page 63).
6
8 of 43
Shows the number of this image or video clip out of
the total number of images and video clips that are
stored in memory.
7
0:29
z Shows the recorded length of this audio or video
clip.
z Indicates this image has an audio clip attached.
or
z Indicates this is a video clip.
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Total Images Summary Screen
When you press the button while
viewing the last image, a screen
appears showing the number of
pictures taken, and the number of
pictures remaining. Counters
indicating the total number of images
and
selected for HP Instant Share
for printing
are shown in the upper left-hand corner of the
screen. In addition, icons are shown in the upper right-hand
corner of the screen for an optional memory card if installed
(indicated by the SD icon) and the power indicator (such as the
low battery level indicator; see Power Indicators on page 133).
Viewing Thumbnails
Thumbnail view allows you to view the still images you have
taken and the first frames of the video clips you have recorded
arranged in a matrix of nine thumbnail images and video clip
frames per screen.
1 While in Playback (page 53),
press Thumbnails
(same as
Zoom Out
) on the Zoom lever.
A Thumbnail view of up to nine
images and video clip frames
appears on the Image Display. A
yellow border surrounds the
current image or video clip frame.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll horizontally to the previous or
next thumbnail.
buttons to scroll vertically to the thumbnail
3 Press the
directly above or below the current thumbnail.
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4 Press the Menu/OK button to exit Thumbnail view and
return to Playback. The current image or video clip (that was
in the yellow border in Thumbnail view) is displayed in full
view on the Image Display again.
At the bottom of each thumbnail, an HP Instant Share
icon signifies that the still image is selected for one or more
icon signifies that it
HP Instant Share destinations, a printer
is selected for printing, 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.
Magnifying Images
NOTE This feature is only available for still images; video clips
cannot be magnified. Also, this feature is for viewing
purposes only; it does not permanently alter the image.
1 While in Playback (page 53),
(same as Zoom
press Magnify
In ) on the Zoom lever. The
currently displayed image is
automatically magnified 2x. The
center portion of the magnified
image is displayed along with four
arrows, which indicate that you can pan around the
magnified image.
2 Use the
and
buttons to pan around the
magnified image.
3 Use Zoom In and Zoom Out
to increase or decrease
the magnification.
4 Press the Menu/OK button to exit Magnify view and return
to Playback. The current image is displayed in full view on
the Image Display again.
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Using the Playback Menu
The Playback Menu allows you to delete still images or video
clips, undelete images, and format the camera's internal
memory or optional memory card. Additionally, you can
attach audio clips to still images and manipulate still images by
rotating them.
1 To display the Playback Menu, press the Menu/OK button
while you are in Playback. If you are not currently in
Playback, press the Playback
button first, then press the
Menu/OK button.
buttons to highlight the Playback Menu
2 Use the
option that you want to use on the left side of the Image
Display. The Playback Menu options are explained later in
this section.
3 Move to the image or video clip you want to use by pressing
the
buttons. This makes it easy to perform the same
action on several images or video clips, such as deleting
multiple images or video clips.
4 Select the highlighted Playback Menu option by pressing the
Menu/OK button.
5 Use one of several ways to exit the Playback Menu. If,
immediately after entering the Playback Menu, you decide
not to change anything, simply press Menu/OK again to
exit the menu. After you have used the Playback Menu, you
can navigate to another menu via the menu tabs at the top
of the Image Display. You can also select the
EXIT option
and press Menu/OK. If you want to return to Playback, or
switch to another camera state, press the appropriate button
on the back of the camera.
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The following table summarizes each of the Playback Menu
options and describes the information in the bottom right
corner of each image or video clip while the Playback Menu
is displayed.
Still Image Screen:
1
2
3
4
8
9
10
5
#
Video Clip Screen:
Icon
6
7
11
Description
1
Delete - Presents a sub-menu where you can
delete this image or video clip, delete all images
and video clips, format the internal memory or an
optional memory card, and undelete the last
deleted image. (See Delete on page 60.)
2
Record Audio - Records an audio clip to attach to
this still image. (See Record Audio on page 61.)
3
Rotate - Rotates the currently displayed still image
90 degrees clockwise. (See Rotate on page 62.)
4
EXIT - Exits the Playback Menu.
5
3MP
Shows the Image Quality setting used to capture
this image.
6
0:29
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.
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#
Icon
Description
7
8 of 43
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.
8
3
9
2
Indicates this image has been selected to be
sent to 3 destinations using HP Instant Share.
(See Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share on
page 63.)
Indicates this image has been selected for
printing 2 copies using HP Instant Share (see
Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share on
page 63).
10 3/24/
2004
Shows the date that this image was captured or
this video clip was recorded.
11 0:37
Visible if this is a video clip, with the length of the
video clip displayed to the left of the icon.
Delete
In the Playback Menu (page 58),
when you select Delete, the Delete
sub-menu displays. The Delete submenu provides the following options:
z
Cancel—Returns you to the
Playback Menu without deleting
the currently displayed image or video clip.
z
This Image—Deletes the currently displayed image or
video clip.
z
All Images (in Memory/on Card)—Deletes all of the images
and video clips either in internal memory, or on an optional
memory card that is installed in the camera.
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Format (Memory/Card)—Deletes all of the images, video
clips, and files in internal memory or on an optional
memory card, and then formats the internal memory or
memory card.
z
Undelete Last—Recovers the most recently deleted image or
images, depending on whether This Image or All Images (in
Memory/on Card) was selected from the Delete sub-menu.
(This option is only displayed after a Delete operation has
been performed.)
NOTE With the Undelete Last option, you can recover only the
most recent delete operation. When you proceed to
another operation, for example, powering off the camera
or taking another picture, the last delete operation you
performed is permanent, and the camera can no longer
recover the image or images you last deleted.
Use the
buttons to highlight an option, and then press
the Menu/OK button to select it.
Record Audio
NOTE This menu option is not available for video clips.
To record an audio clip for a still image that does not already
have an audio clip attached to it:
1 In the Playback Menu (page 58), select Record Audio.
Audio recording starts immediately after you select this
menu option. A microphone
icon and an elapsed time
counter are displayed during recording.
2 To stop recording, press Menu/OK; otherwise the audio
continues to record until the camera runs out of memory.
When recording stops, the display returns to the
Playback Menu.
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If the currently displayed image already has an audio clip
attached to it, when you select Record Audio, the Record Audio
sub-menu is displayed instead. The Record Audio sub-menu
lists several options:
z
z
z
Keep Current Clip—Retains the current audio clip and
returns to the Playback Menu.
Record New Clip—Begins to record audio, replacing the
previous audio clip.
Delete Clip—Deletes the current audio clip and returns to
the Playback Menu.
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 Photosmart M-series 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 instructions in the dock
User’s Manual.
Rotate
NOTE This menu option is not available for video clips.
In the Playback Menu (page 58), when you select Rotate, the
currently displayed image is automatically rotated 90 degrees
clockwise. The image is displayed in its new orientation. You
can then press Menu/OK to rotate the image again as many
times as needed to gain the orientation of the image you want.
When you exit the Rotate menu option, the image will be saved
in its new orientation.
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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 select still 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 select images that you want to have printed,
then connect the camera to your computer or printer, and the
selected images will be printed automatically. As another
example, you can select images in your camera to be
automatically sent to e-mail addresses (including group
distribution lists), online albums, or other online services the
next time you connect the camera to your computer.
NOTE Available online services vary by region. Visit
www.hp.com/go/instantshare to see HP Instant
Share in action.
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Using the HP Instant Share
Menu
When you press the HP Instant Share/Print
/
button on
the back of the camera, the most recently taken or viewed
image appears on the Image Display, with the HP Instant
Share Menu overlaid on top. The following table describes
each of the default HP Instant Share Menu options as shown in
the following example HP Instant Share screen.
1
2
3
4
# Icon
Description
1
Print 1 copy of the currently displayed image when
connected to a computer or printer. By default, the
picture is printed at 10 by 15 cm (4 by 6 in).
2
Print 2 copies of the currently displayed image.
3
HP Instant Share Setup... allows you to add more
e-mail and other HP Instant Share destinations to
the HP Instant Share Menu. (See Setting Up
Destinations in the HP Instant Share Menu on
page 65.)
4
EXIT - Exits the HP Instant Share Menu.
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With the default HP Instant Share Menu, you can now select
images in your camera so they will print automatically the next
time you connect your camera to your computer or printer. You
and the
do this by selecting either or both the Print 1 copy
Print 2 copies
menu options for each image you want to
print. See Selecting Images for HP Instant Share Destinations
on page 69 for instructions on how to do this.
You can also set up the HP Instant Share Menu with other
HP Instant Share destinations, such as e-mail addresses
(including group distribution lists), online albums, or other
online services, where your images will automatically be sent
the next time you connect your camera to your computer. You
menu
do this by selecting the HP Instant Share Setup...
option, as explained in the following section.
Setting Up Destinations in the
HP Instant Share Menu
NOTE You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure on a Windows computer. Macintosh users,
however, will not need an Internet connection.
NOTE If you have an optional memory card installed in your
camera, make sure that the memory card in your camera
is not locked and has some free space on it.
1 Make sure that the HP Image Zone software is installed on
your computer (see page 14).
2 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share/
/
button on the back of the camera. The
Print
HP Instant Share Menu appears on the Image Display.
3 Use the
button to highlight HP Instant Share
Setup...
, and press the Menu/OK button.
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When you select HP Instant Share Setup...
, 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 Cancel to
close this dialog box.
4 Connect the camera to your computer either by using the
special USB cable that came with your camera for
connecting the camera to a computer, or by using the
optional HP Photosmart M-series dock:
• Connect the camera to the
computer with the USB
cable by connecting the
larger end of the cable to
the computer, and
connecting the small end
of the cable to the USB
connector behind the
rubber door on the side of
the camera.
• Connect the camera to the computer with an optional
HP Photosmart M-series dock by putting the camera in
the dock and pressing the Save/Print
button on
the dock.
Connecting the camera to the computer with the USB cable
or the dock activates the camera HP Instant Share Menu
setup wizard on your computer. See Setting Up Destinations
on a Windows Computer on page 67 or Setting Up
Destinations on a Macintosh Computer on page 68 for
instructions for your computer.
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Setting Up Destinations on a
Windows Computer
1 At the Welcome screen, click Start.
2 The Set Up Your HP Instant Share Destinations screen
appears. Any HP Instant Share destinations you have
already set up will be listed here. Click Create to add a new
destination to your camera HP Instant Share Menu.
3 The Go Online screen appears, prompting you to connect to
your Internet service provider. Connect to the Internet, if not
already online, and click Next.
4 Sign in to your secure HP Instant Share account:
• If this is your first time using HP Instant Share, the Region
and Terms of Use screen appears. Select your region,
read and agree to the Terms of Use, and click Next to
continue. Then follow the instructions to register for a
secure HP Instant Share account.
• If you have used HP Instant Share before, sign in to your
HP Instant Share account.
Click Next to continue.
5 Choose an HP Instant Share Service for your destination.
Click Next, and follow the instructions to set up the service to
be used when you select this destination.
6 When you finish setting up the service for this destination,
you are returned to the Set Up Your HP Instant Share
Destinations screen, and the name of your new destination
appears in the list of destinations.
NOTE You can configure a maximum of 32 HP Instant Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or group
distribution lists) that can be listed in the HP Instant Share
Menu on your camera.
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7 Click Create to add another destination (repeating steps 2,
5, and 6 above), or select a destination and do one of the
following:
• Click Edit to modify the destination.
• Click Remove to delete the destination.
8 When you have finished adding HP Instant Share
destinations, click Save to my camera. The new destinations
are then saved to the camera’s HP Instant Share Menu.
When the computer confirms they have been saved to your
camera, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Setting Up Destinations on a
Macintosh Computer
1 At the Modify Share Menu screen, any HP Instant Share
destinations you have already set up will be listed. Click
Add to add a new destination to your camera’s HP Instant
Share Menu.
2 The New Share Menu Item screen appears. Enter a name
for the destination in the Menu Item Name field, and do
either of the following:
• Select Use my local e-mail application to send images
directly to the e-mail address(s) you specify below in this
screen without using HP Instant Share.
• Select Use HP Instant Share e-mail and services to create
an HP Instant Share destination.
3 Click OK to add the new destination to the camera’s
HP Instant Share Menu. You are returned to the Modify
Share Menu screen, and the name of your new destination
appears in the list of destinations.
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NOTE You can configure a maximum of 32 HP Instant Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or group
distribution lists) that can be listed in the HP Instant Share
Menu on your camera.
4 Click Add to add another destination (repeating steps 2 &
3), or select a destination and do one of the following:
• Click Edit to modify the destination.
• Click Remove to delete the destination.
5 When you have finished adding destinations, click Update
Camera. The new destinations are then saved to the
camera's HP Instant Share Menu. When the computer
confirms they have been saved to your camera, disconnect
the camera from the computer.
Selecting Images for HP Instant
Share Destinations
NOTE You can select any number of HP Instant Share
destinations for each still image. However, you cannot
select HP Instant Share destinations for video clips,
because video clips are not currently supported by
HP Instant Share.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share/
/
button.
Print
2 Use the
buttons to highlight the first destination in
the HP Instant Share Menu that you want to select, such as
an e-mail destination.
3 Use the
buttons to scroll to a still image for which you
want to select this HP Instant Share destination.
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4 Press the Menu/OK button to select the destination, and a
appears over that destination in the HP Instant Share
Menu. To deselect the destination, press the Menu/OK
button again.
5 Select any other HP Instant Share destinations that you want
for this image by using the
buttons to highlight each
destination in the HP Instant Share Menu, and pressing the
Menu/OK button to select the destination.
6 Scroll to other images by using the
buttons, and select
HP Instant Share destinations for each of the other images
in the same manner. You can also use the
buttons to
scroll to other images to simply review their destinations.
7 When you are finished selecting all of the HP Instant Share
destinations for your images, select the
EXIT menu
option and press Menu/OK.
8 Connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
images as explained in Transferring Images to a Computer
on page 73. After the images are transferred to your
computer, they will be automatically sent to their respective
HP Instant Share destinations. Macintosh users will need to
add addressing information for their HP Instant Share
destinations before the images and messages can be sent.
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How HP Instant Share
E-mails Images
The way images are e-mailed via HP Instant Share works much
the same on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Images are not e-mailed as attachments. Rather, a message is
sent to each e-mail address that you selected in the HP Instant
Share Menu. The message contains thumbnail images of the
pictures you selected for that address, 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 images to their computer, forward images,
and more. This makes it easy for people who use different
e-mail programs to be able to see your images without the
difficulty of dealing with e-mail attachments.
On Windows, the process of e-mailing images via HP Instant
Share is fully automated. After you have selected your
destinations, messages will be sent to each of your recipients
and the images will be posted on the web page when you
transfer the images from the camera to the computer.
On Macintosh, the process of e-mailing images is not
automatic. After images marked with HP Instant Share
destinations are transferred to your Macintosh, they will be
displayed in the HP Instant Share application. Simply follow
the instructions in the HP Instant Share application to send your
messages and post your images on the web page.
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Chapter 5:
Transferring and
Printing Images
Transferring Images to a
Computer
NOTE You can also use the optional HP Photosmart M-series
dock to do this task. See the dock User’s Manual for
instructions.
1 Confirm the following:
• The HP Image Zone software is installed on your
computer (see Installing the Software on page 14). To
transfer images to a computer that does not have the
HP Image Zone software installed on it, see Using Your
Camera without Installing the HP Image Zone Software
on page 89.
• If you are using a Macintosh computer, the camera’s
USB Configuration is set to Disk Drive in the Setup Menu
(see USB Configuration on page 83.)
• If images on the camera are selected for printing or
selected for HP Instant Share destinations, make sure the
computer is connected to a printer and/or the internet.
2 Turn off the camera.
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3 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.
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.
5 Turn on the camera. The HP Image Transfer software will
launch on your computer. If you have set the software to
automatically transfer the images in the camera, the images
will automatically transfer to the computer. Otherwise, in the
Transfer Images from Camera/Card screen, click Start
Transfer. The images are transferred to the computer, and
then if there are any still images that were previously
selected for HP Instant Share destinations (page 63), those
actions are started.
6 When the Image Action Summary screen appears
on the computer, you can disconnect the camera from
the computer.
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Printing Images Directly from
the Camera
NOTE You can also use the optional HP Photosmart M-series
dock to do this task. See the dock User’s Manual for
instructions.
You can connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or PictBridge-compatible printer to print images. You
can then print either all images in the camera, or just those
images you have selected using the HP Instant Share Menu on
the camera (see Selecting Images for HP Instant Share
Destinations on page 69).
NOTE HP does not support printers from other manufacturers.
If your printer will not print, contact the manufacturer of
your printer.
NOTE You can only print still images; video clips cannot
be printed.
1 Check that the printer is turned on. There should be no
blinking lights on the printer or error messages displayed
about the printer. Load paper into the printer, if needed.
2 Connect your camera to the
printer.
• If you are printing directly
to an HP printer that does
not display the PictBridge
logo (see logo on next
page), use the special USB
cable for connecting the
camera directly to an HP
printer. Connect the square
end of that USB cable to the HP printer.
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• If you are connecting the camera to a printer
displaying the PictBridge logo (see logo on
right) from HP or another manufacturer, do
the following:
a. Make sure the camera’s USB Configuration setting is
set to Digital Camera (see USB Configuration on
page 83).
b. Using the USB cable that you would normally connect
between the camera and the computer, connect the
larger, flat end of the USB cable to the corresponding
connector on the PictBridge printer.
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.
4 When the camera is connected to
the printer, a Print Setup menu
displays on the camera. If you
already selected images to print
using the camera HP Instant
Share Menu, the number of
images selected is shown.
Otherwise, Images: ALL is displayed.
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.
For PictBridge printers only: If default is displayed for the
Print Size or Paper Size, then no print preview is shown.
The printer will automatically determine the page layout
that will be used for printing images.
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5 If all the settings in the Print Setup menu look correct, press
Menu/OK on the camera to begin printing. Or you can
change the settings in the Print Setup menu using the arrow
keys on the camera, and then follow the instructions on the
screen 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 camera sounds, date and time, and the
configuration of the USB or TV connection.
1 To display the Setup Menu, first display any other menu (see
Camera Menus on page 22) and then use the
buttons
to move to the menu tab for the Setup Menu .
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Setup
Menu options.
3 Either press the Menu/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
Menu/OK button to change the setting for the Setup
Menu option.
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5 Use one of several ways to exit the Setup Menu. After you
have used the Setup Menu, you can navigate to another
menu via the menu tabs at the top of the Image Display. You
can also select the
EXIT menu option and press Menu/
OK. If you want to switch to another camera state, press the
appropriate button on the back of the camera.
Display Brightness
This setting allows you to adjust the brightness of the Image
Display for the viewing conditions. You can use this setting to
increase the brightness for harsh lighting environments, or
reduce the brightness to extend battery life.
The default Display Brightness setting is Medium.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79), select Display Brightness.
2 In the Display Brightness submenu, highlight the brightness
level you prefer for the Image
Display. The new setting is
applied to the Live View screen
behind the menu so you can see
the effect the setting will have on
the display brightness.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
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Camera Sounds
Camera sounds are the sounds that the camera makes when
you turn it on, press a button, or take a picture. Camera sounds
are not the audio sounds recorded with images or video clips.
The default Camera Sounds setting is On.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79), select Camera Sounds.
2 In the Camera Sounds sub-menu,
highlight Off or On.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting
and return to the Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until
it is changed again, even when you
turn the camera off.
Live View at Power On
This setting allows you to have the camera automatically
display Live View every time you turn the camera on, or to have
the Image Display turned off every time.
The default Live View at Power On setting is Live View On.
NOTE Setting Live View at Power On to Off can save
battery power.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79), select Live View Setup.
2 In the Live View at Power On submenu, highlight Live View On or
Live View Off.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting
and return to the Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until
it is changed again, even when you turn the camera off.
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Date & Time
This setting allows you to set the date/time format, as well as
the current date and time 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, after the camera has been without power for an
extended time, or if the date and time is incorrect.
NOTE The date/time format chosen will be used to display the
date information in Playback. Also, the format chosen in
this setting is what is used in the Date & Time Imprint
feature (see Date & Time Imprint on page 50).
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79), select Date & Time.
2 In the Date & Time sub-menu,
adjust the value of the highlighted
selection by using the
buttons.
3 Press the
buttons to move to
the other selections.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the
correct date/time format, date, and time are set.
5 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The date/time format setting remains in effect until it is
changed again, even when you turn the camera off. The date
and time settings also remain current as long as the camera
batteries that are installed have a charge, or the camera is
connected to an optional HP AC power adapter.
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USB Configuration
This setting determines how the camera is recognized when
connected to a computer.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79),
select USB.
2 In the USB Configuration
sub-menu, highlight one of these
two choices:
• 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.
• Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the
camera as a disk drive using the Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) standard. Use this setting to transfer
images to a computer that does not have the HP Image
Zone software installed on it (see Transferring Images to
a Computer without HP Image Zone Software on
page 90). This setting may be unavailable with a
Windows 98 computer that does not have the HP Image
Zone software installed on it.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
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TV Configuration
This setting allows you to set the format of the video signal for
displaying camera images on a television (TV) that is
connected to the camera with an optional HP Photosmart
M-series camera dock.
The default TV Configuration setting depends on the language
that you selected when you turned on the camera for the first
time.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79),
select TV Configuration.
2 In the TV Configuration sub-menu,
highlight one of these two choices:
• NTSC—This format is used
primarily in North America
and Japan. This is the default
setting on the camera.
• PAL—This format is used primarily in Europe.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see
the dock User’s Manual.
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Language
This setting allows you to set the language used in the camera
interface, such as the text in menus.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 79),
select
.
2 In the Language sub-menu,
highlight the language you want
to use.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the
Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
Move Images to Card
The Move Images to Card... option is available 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 (page 79), if you press Menu/OK when the
Move Images to Card... option is highlighted and there is room
on the memory card, a confirmation screen appears
explaining that there is enough room to move all internal files
to the memory card. 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. All of the images
that are successfully moved to the memory card are then
deleted from the camera's internal memory. When the move is
complete, you return to the Setup Menu.
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Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and
Support
This chapter contains information on the following topics:
z
Resetting the camera (page 88)
z
Using the camera without installing the HP Image Zone
software (page 89)
z
Cleaning the camera lens (page 94)
z
Possible problems, causes, and solutions (page 95)
z
Error messages on the camera (page 109)
z
Error messages on the computer (page 119)
z
How to get assistance from HP (page 122)
NOTE For more information about solutions to problems
mentioned here, as well as any other issues you might
have with your camera or the HP Image Zone software,
see the HP Customer Support website: www.hp.com/
support
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Resetting the Camera
If your camera does not respond when you press any buttons,
try resetting the camera as follows:
1 Turn off the camera.
2 If you have an optional memory card installed, remove it.
(Although removing an optional memory card is not
necessary for performing the reset, it eliminates the memory
card as a possible cause of the problem.)
3 Reset the camera by removing power from it as follows:
• If you are powering the camera with only batteries, open
the Battery/Memory card door and remove both
batteries for approximately 5 seconds.
• If you are using only an optional HP AC power adapter
to power the camera, disconnect it from the camera for at
least 5 seconds.
• If you are using both batteries and the HP AC power
adapter, remove both for at least 5 seconds.
4 Reinsert the optional memory card (if you have one). Then
reinsert the batteries and close the Battery/Memory card
door, and/or reconnect the HP AC power adapter to the
camera. You may now use the camera again.
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Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone
Software
If you do not, or cannot, install the HP Image Zone software on
your computer for some reason (such as there is not enough
RAM in your computer, or your computer is not running a
supported operating system), you can still use your camera to
take pictures and video clips. However, some of the things you
can do with the camera will be affected:
z
The HP Instant Share feature depends on the HP Image
Zone software, so if the software is not installed on your
computer, you will not be able to use the HP Instant Share
feature on the camera.
z
Images you have marked for printing using the HP Instant
Share Menu on the camera will not automatically print out
when the camera is connected to the computer. However,
this feature will still work in the following scenarios:
• When you connect the camera directly to a printer.
• If your printer has a memory card slot in it, and if you are
using a memory card in your camera, you can simply
remove the memory card from the camera and insert it in
the memory card slot in the printer.
z
The process for transferring images and video clips from the
camera to your computer will be different, since normally
the HP Image Zone software handles this task. See the
following section for details.
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Transferring Images to a Computer
without HP Image Zone Software
NOTE If you have a Windows Me, 2000, or XP system, or a
Mac OS X system, you do not need to read this section.
Simply connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable, and the operating system will launch a program to
help you transfer images.
If you do not, or cannot, install HP Image Zone on your
computer, there are two ways to transfer images from your
camera to the computer: using a memory card reader, or
configuring the camera as a disk drive.
Using a Memory Card Reader
If you are using a memory card in your camera, you can
simply remove it from the camera and put it in a memory card
reader (purchased separately). The memory card reader acts
just like a floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive. In addition,
some computers and HP Photosmart printers have memory
card slots built into them, and you can use these memory card
slots as you would use a regular memory card reader to save
images to the computer.
Transferring Images to a Windows Computer
1 Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2 Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
select Explore from the menu.
3 A screen appears that shows a list of disk drives under My
Computer. The memory card shows up as a removable disk
drive called either HP_M305 or HP_M307. Click on the +
sign just to the left of the removable disk.
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4 Two directories (folders) appear under the removable disk.
Click on the + sign next to the folder called DCIM, and a
subdirectory should appear. When you click on the
subdirectory under DCIM, the list of your images should
appear on the right side of the Explorer screen.
5 Select all the images (in the Edit pull-down menu click on
Select All), then copy them (in the Edit menu click on Copy).
6 Click on the Local Disk under My Computer. You are now
working in your computer's hard disk drive.
7 Create a new folder under Local Disk (go to the File pulldown menu and click on New, then click on Folder. A folder
called New Folder appears in the right side of the Explorer
screen). While the text of this new folder is highlighted, you
can type in a new name (for example, Pictures). To change
the name of the folder later, you can simply right-click on the
folder name, choose Rename from the menu that appears,
then type in the new name.
8 Click on the new folder you just created, then go to the Edit
pull-down menu and click on Paste.
9 The images you copied in step 5 are pasted into this new
folder on your computer's hard drive. To verify that the
images were successfully transferred from the memory card,
click on the new folder. You should see the same list of files
in that folder that you saw when you looked at them on the
memory card (step 4).
10When you have verified that the images were successfully
transferred from the memory card to your computer, put the
card back in your camera. To free up space on the card,
you can either delete the images or format the card (under
the Delete option in the Playback Menu in the camera).
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Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer
1 Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2 Depending on the configuration and/or version of the Mac
OS X operating system you are running, either an
application called Image Capture or one called iPhoto will
launch automatically and guide you through the process of
transferring images from your camera to your computer.
• If the Image Capture application is launched, click on
either the Download Some or Download All button to
transfer the images to your computer. By default, the
images will be put in the Pictures or Movies folder
(depending on which kind of file they are).
• If the iPhoto application is launched, click on the Import
button to transfer the images to your computer. The
images will be stored in the iPhoto application. So to
access the images later, simply run iPhoto.
• If no application launches automatically or if you want to
copy the images manually, look on the desktop for a disk
drive icon which represents the memory card, then copy
the images from there to your local hard drive. For more
information about how to copy files, visit Mac help, the
help system included with your computer.
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Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive
This method sets up your camera to function as a disk drive
when it is connected to your computer.
NOTE This method may be unavailable with Windows 98
computers.
1 Set your camera to Disk Drive mode (you only need to do
this step once):
a. Turn the camera on, then press the Menu/OK button to
display the Capture Menu.
b. Use the
button to navigate to the Setup Menu
.
c. Use the
button to highlight the USB menu option, and
then press Menu/OK.
d. Use the
Menu/OK.
button to select Disk Drive, and then press
e. Use the
Menu/OK.
button to highlight EXIT, and then press
2 When you have set your camera to Disk Drive mode,
connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable.
3 At this point, the process for transferring images is the same
as described in the section Using a Memory Card Reader
on page 90. On Windows computers, the camera will
appear as a removable disk in the Windows Explorer
screen. On Macintosh computers, either the Image Capture
or iPhoto application will launch automatically.
4 When you have finished transferring images from the
camera to the computer, simply disconnect the camera from
the computer. If your computer is running Windows 2000 or
XP, you may get an “Unsafe Removal” warning upon
disconnecting the camera. You can disregard this warning.
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NOTE On Macintosh computers, if either Image Capture or
iPhoto do not launch automatically, look on the desktop
for a disk drive icon with the label HP_M305 or
HP_M307. For more information about how to copy files,
visit Mac help, the help system included with your
computer.
Cleaning the Camera Lens
Do the following to remove lubricant that has seeped from the
lens wink mechanism onto the camera lens, as well as
fingerprints, dust, and so forth that have accumulated on the
lens. To clean the lens, you will need standard lens cleaning
paper commonly available at photo-specialty stores, as well as
a cotton swab.
1 Turn the camera on to open the lens wink mechanism and
to extend the lens.
2 Wrap the lens cleaning paper around the end of the
cotton swab.
3 Using the cotton swab with the lens paper, wipe the lens
clean using a circular motion.
When handling the camera after cleaning the lens, use care
not to press on the wink mechanism cover when the lens is in
the retracted position because this may cause lubricant to seep
from the wink mechanism onto the lens.
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Problems and Solutions
Problem
Possible cause
The camera
does not
turn on.
z The charge in the batteries could
The batteries
be low or completely drained.
either are
Try installing new or recharged
functioning
batteries.
incorrectly, are
z Ensure that the batteries are
dead, are
installed correctly (see page 10).
installed
incorrectly, are z Do not use ordinary alkaline
batteries. For best results, use
missing, or are
Energizer Lithium AA or
the wrong type.
Solution
rechargeable NiMH AA
batteries.
If you are using
an optional
HP AC power
adapter, it 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 optional
HP AC power
adapter is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is not damaged and is
plugged into a working electrical
outlet.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on
(continued).
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 Storage on page 145). If the
card is the proper type, remove
the memory card and see if you
can turn on the camera. If you
can turn on the camera with the
memory card removed, then the
card is probably corrupted.
Replace the memory card.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Reset the camera (see Resetting
the Camera on page 88).
While the
camera was
running, the
power was cut
off then
reapplied
quickly.
Reset the camera (see Resetting
the Camera on page 88).
The Power
light is on but
my camera
seems “stuck”
and won’t
operate
properly.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I have to
replace or
recharge the
batteries
frequently.
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
See Extending Battery Life on
page 130.
The NiMH
batteries you
are using were
recharged
incorrectly, or
have drained
on their own
because they
have not been
used lately.
NiMH batteries are not fully
charged when new, and they
discharge over time whether or
not they are installed in a
camera. Batteries that are new or
have not been charged recently
must be recharged to reach full
capacity (see Recharging NiMH
Batteries on page 134).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
batteries will
not charge.
Rechargeable
batteries are
not inserted.
Install NiMH batteries. Lithium
batteries cannot be recharged.
Batteries are
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the NiMH batteries were recently
charged. Try charging them
again after they have drained
awhile.
The wrong AC Use only the HP AC power
power adapter adapter approved for use with
is being used. this camera (see Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories
on page 139).
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
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The camera will not attempt to
charge NiMH batteries that may
be damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the batteries from the
camera and charge them in the
optional HP Photosmart Quick
Recharger for M-series cameras
(purchased separately), then try
them in the camera again. If this
does not work, it is likely that one
or both of the batteries are bad.
Purchase new NiMH batteries
and try again.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
batteries will
not charge
(continued).
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.
Batteries are
not inserted
correctly.
Ensure that the batteries are
inserted correctly (see page 10).
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.
The camera is Most of the camera buttons do
connected to a not respond when the camera is
computer.
connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn the
Image Display on if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn the Image
Display off 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 Storage on page 145). If the
card is the proper type, turn off
the camera, remove the memory
card, turn on the camera, and see
if the camera responds when you
press a button. If so, then the card
is probably corrupted. Replace
the memory card.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button
(continued).
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Reset the camera (see Resetting
the Camera on page 88).
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 page 34).
The scene is
dark and the
camera is
taking a long
exposure.
z Use the flash.
The camera is
using a flash
setting with
red-eye
reduction.
It will take longer to take a picture
with red-eye reduction. The
shutter is delayed because of the
additional flashes. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the
additional flashes.
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z If using flash is not possible, then
use a tripod to keep the camera
steady during the long exposure
time.
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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 internal
memory or the
optional
memory card
that is installed
is full.
Transfer images from the camera
to your computer, then delete all
images in internal memory or on
the memory card (see Delete on
page 60). Or replace the card
with a new one.
The optional
memory card
that is installed
is locked.
With the camera turned off,
remove the memory card and
switch the locking tab on the card
to the unlocked position.
The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
The camera is z Re-focus the camera (try using
Focus Lock; see page 34).
set to the Macro
z Make sure the subject of the
shooting
picture is within the Macro
mode and
(close-up) range (see Using the
cannot take a
Shooting Modes on page 38).
picture until it
finds focus.
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
My image is
blurry.
The light is low
and the flash
is set to
Flash Off .
In dim light, the camera requires
a longer exposure. Use a tripod
to hold the camera steady,
improve lighting conditions, or set
the flash to Flash On (see
Setting the Flash on page 36).
The camera
Set the camera to the Macro ,
should have
shooting mode and try taking the
been set to the picture again (see Using the
Macro
Shooting Modes on page 38).
shooting mode.
You moved the
camera while
you took the
picture.
Hold the camera steady as you
press the Shutter button or use
a tripod. Watch for the
icon in
the Image Display (this means
that it is almost impossible to hold
the camera steady, and you must
use a tripod).
z Make sure the focus brackets
The camera
turn green before taking the
focused on the
picture (see Focusing the
wrong thing, or
Camera on page 31).
was unable to
focus.
z Use Focus Lock (see page 34).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too bright.
The flash
provided too
much light.
z Turn the flash off (see
Setting
the Flash on page 36).
z Move back from the subject and
use the zoom to get the same
framing.
z Try taking the picture from a
A natural or
different angle.
artificial source
other than the z Avoid pointing the camera
directly toward a bright light or
flash provided
reflective surface on a sunny
too much light.
day.
z Decrease the EV Compensation
(see page 44).
The scene had Decrease the EV Compensation
many dark
(see page 44).
objects, such as
a black dog on
a black couch.
The Image
Display is set
for outdoor
display,
making images
appear too
bright.
Change the Display Brightness in
the Setup Menu for more accurate
brightness on the Image Display.
(see page 80).
You used EV
Compensation
when you
should not
have.
Set EV Compensation to 0.0 (see
page 44).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark.
There was not
enough light.
z Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve.
z Add indirect lighting.
z Use the flash (see page 36).
z Increase the EV Compensation
(see page 44).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
page 144). If so, try using the
setting (see
Flash Off
page 36), which will require a
longer exposure (use a tripod).
A light is
behind the
subject.
z Use the Flash On
Your finger
blocked the
flash.
Be sure to move your fingers
away from the flash when you
take a picture.
setting (see
page 36) to brighten the
subject.
z Increase the EV Compensation
(see page 44).
The scene had Increase the EV Compensation (see
many lightpage 44).
colored objects,
such as a white
dog in snow.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
grainy.
The camera
was too warm
when the
picture was
taken. The
camera may
have been on
for a long time
or had been
stored in a hot
location.
This effect, which can happen on
all digital cameras, is probably
not noticeable in most images.
The effect will diminish as the
camera cools. For best image
quality, avoid storing the camera
in very hot locations. If the
camera is warm after using it for
a long time, consider turning off
the Image Display to minimize
heating. As with all electronic
devices, avoid leaving the camera
in very hot locations, such as the
dashboard of a car in the sun.
The ISO Speed Use a lower ISO Speed setting
setting was too (see page 49).
high.
The image
compression of
the Image
Quality setting
(3MP, 1MP, or
VGA) was too
high.
Use the 3MP Best Image Quality
setting, which has the lowest
image compression (see
page 45).
There was not
enough light.
z Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve.
z Add indirect lighting.
z Use the flash (see page 36).
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Problem
Possible cause
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
The date and/ Reset the date and time by using
or time was set the Date & Time option in the
incorrectly or
Setup Menu (see page 82).
the time zone
has changed.
The batteries
were drained
or were
removed from
the camera for
too long.
The camera
responds very
sluggishly
when trying
to review
images.
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Solution
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 page 82).
A slow optional See Storage on page 145 and
memory card Memory Capacity on page 148
that is installed for tips about memory cards.
or too many
images on the
card can affect
actions like
scrolling
through
images,
magnifying,
deleting, etc.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
gets warm (or
even hot) to
the touch.
You are using
the optional
HP AC power
adapter to
power the
camera or to
charge the
batteries in the
camera, or you
have been
using the
camera for a
prolonged
period of time
(15 minutes or
longer).
This is normal. However, if
anything seems out of the
ordinary, turn off the camera,
unplug the camera from the
HP AC power adapter, and allow
the camera to cool. Then examine
the camera and the batteries for
signs of possible damage.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I cannot
unload
images from
the camera to
my computer.
The HP Image
Zone software
is not installed
on the
computer.
Either install the HP Image Zone
software (see Installing the
Software on page 14), or see
Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone
Software on page 89.
The computer is
unable to
understand the
Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP)
standard.
Set your camera to Disk Drive
mode (see Configuring the
Camera as a Disk Drive on
page 93).
I am having a
problem
installing or
using the
HP Image
Zone
software.
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Refer to the HP Customer Support
website: www.hp.com/support
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Error Messages on the Camera
Message
Possible cause
Solution
BATTERIES
DEPLETED.
Battery power is
too low to
continue
operation.
Replace or recharge the
batteries, or use an
optional HP AC power
adapter.
Batteries are
Batteries are
shorted or
severely
overdischarged.
Purchase new batteries.
(See Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera
Accessories on
page 139).
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 overdischarged,
batteries are
defective, or no
batteries are
installed in the
camera.
Retry charging the
batteries a couple of times.
If that fails, try charging
the batteries in an external
charger. If the batteries still
will not charge, purchase
new batteries and try
again. (See Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera
Accessories on
page 139).
UNSUPPORTED
CARD
The optional
memory card that
is installed in the
memory slot is
not a supported
memory card.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See Storage
on page 145.)
Camera is
shutting down.
defective
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
CARD IS
UNFORMATTED
Press OK to
format card
The optional
memory card that
is installed needs
to be formatted.
Format the memory card
by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (or remove the
card from the camera if
you do not want it to be
formatted).
CARD HAS
WRONG
FORMAT
Press OK to
format card
The optional
memory card that
is installed is
formatted for a
different device,
such as an MP3
player.
Re-format the memory
card by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (or remove the
card from the camera if
you do not want it to be
re-formatted).
Unable to Format The optional
Try Again
memory card that
is installed is
corrupted.
Replace the memory card,
or if you have a memory
card reader, try formatting
the card on your
computer. See your card
reader documentation for
instructions.
The card is
locked. Please
remove the card
from your
camera.
With the camera turned
off, simply remove the
memory card from the
camera and continue the
HP Instant Share task, or
switch the locking tab on
the card to the unlocked
position before continuing.
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When trying to
configure your
HP Instant Share
menu, the
optional memory
card that is
installed is
locked.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
CARD LOCKED
The optional
memory card that
is installed is
locked.
With the camera turned
off, remove the memory
card from the camera and
switch the locking tab on
the card to the unlocked
position.
MEMORY FULL
or
CARD FULL
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images in
internal memory
or on the optional
memory card that
is installed.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see Delete
on page 60). Or replace
the card with a new one.
Memory full.
or
Card full. Camera
cannot save
Share selections.
Internal memory
or the optional
memory card is
full, preventing
HP Instant Share
destinations from
being saved to
the camera, or
preventing
images from
being marked for
HP Instant Share.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see Delete
on page 60). Then set up
the HP Instant Share
destinations again (see
Setting Up Destinations in
the HP Instant Share Menu
on page 65).
Memory/card too There is
full to record
insufficient room
audio.
to record more
than 3 seconds of
audio.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see Delete
on page 60). Or replace
the card with a new one.
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Message
Possible cause
Insufficient space There is
on card to
insufficient room
complete request. in internal
memory or on the
optional memory
card to rotate the
image.
The image is too
big to rotate or
magnify.
CARD IS
UNREADABLE
Solution
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see Delete
on page 60). Then rotate
the image using your
computer.
The image probably came
from another camera.
Transfer the image from
the camera to your
computer, then rotate or
magnify the image using
your computer.
z Try turning the camera
The camera is
off and then back on.
having trouble
reading the
z Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type
optional memory
for your camera (see
card that is
Storage on page 145). If
installed. The
the memory card is the
card may be
proper type, try recorrupted or an
formatting the card using
unsupported
the Format option in the
type.
Delete sub-menu of the
Playback Menu (see
Delete on page 60). If it
will not format, it is
probably corrupted.
Replace the memory
card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
PROCESSING...
The camera is
processing data,
such as saving
the last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish
processing before taking
another picture or pressing
another button.
CHARGING
FLASH...
The camera is
recharging the
flash.
It takes longer to charge
the flash when the battery
is low. If you see this
message a lot, you may
need to replace or
recharge the battery.
z Change the shooting
FOCUS TOO FAR The focus
mode (see Using the
distance
is
and blinking
Shooting Modes on
beyond where the
page 38).
camera can focus
z Move closer to the
in the Macro
subject, within the range
shooting mode.
of the Macro shooting
mode (see Using the
Shooting Modes on
page 38).
FOCUS TOO
CLOSE
Move farther away from
The focus
distance is closer the subject, within Macro
than the camera range (see page 38).
can focus in the
Macro
shooting mode.
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Message
Possible cause
Blinking
The focus
Set the camera to
distance is closer Macro
shooting mode
than the camera or move farther away.
can focus without
being in the
Macro
shooting mode.
UNABLE TO
FOCUS and
z Use Focus Lock (see
The camera
page 34). Point at a part
cannot find focus
of the scene that is
in the Macro
brighter.
shooting mode,
z Make sure the camera is
possibly due to
within Macro range (see
low contrast.
blinking
Solution
page 38).
LOW LIGHT UNABLE TO
FOCUS
(camera shake
warning)
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The scene is too
dark and the
camera cannot
focus in Macro
shooting
mode.
z Add an external light
source.
z Use Focus Lock (see
page 34). Point at a part
of the scene that is
brighter.
The light is low
Use the flash (see Setting
and the image is the Flash on page 36), or
likely to be blurry use a tripod.
due to the long
exposure
required.
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Message
Possible cause
ERROR SAVING
IMAGE
or
ERROR SAVING
VIDEO
z Always wait until the
The optional
Memory light stops
memory card that
blinking before removing
is installed was
the memory card from
removed before
the camera.
the camera
finished writing to z With the camera turned
off, remove the memory
the card or was
card and check to see if
half-locked.
Solution
the locking tab on the
edge of the card is fully
in the unlocked position.
Cannot display
image
z The image may still be
The image was
okay. Transfer the image
taken with
to your computer and try
another camera
opening it with the
or the image file
HP Image Zone software.
was corrupted
z
Do not remove the
when the camera
memory card when the
was shut down
camera is turned on.
improperly.
Camera has
experienced an
error
The camera may Turn the camera off and
have a firmware then on again. If that does
problem.
not fix the problem, try
resetting the camera (see
Resetting the Camera on
page 88). If the problem
persists, note the error
code and then call HP
Support (see Getting
Assistance on page 122).
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
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 or
computer.
Unable to
There is no
communicate with connection
printer
between the
camera and
printer.
z Check that the printer is
Unsupported
printer
The printer is an
unsupported
device.
Connect the camera to a
supported printer, such as
an HP Photosmart or
PictBridge-compatible
printer. Or connect the
camera to a computer and
print from there instead.
Photo tray is
engaged.
Disengage photo
tray or select
smaller paper
size.
The selected
paper size cannot
be used with the
printer photo
tray.
Disengage the printer
photo tray, or change the
paper size in the Print
Setup menu on the
camera.
Printer top cover
is open
The printer is
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
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turned on.
z Make sure the cable is
connected between the
printer and the camera
or the optional
HP Photosmart M-series
dock. 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.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
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.
Turn off the printer.
Completely clear the
paper jam, then turn the
printer back on.
Printer is out of
paper
The printer is out Load paper into the
of paper.
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer.
Selected print size Print size is too
is larger than
large for the
selected paper
paper size.
size.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a print size that
matches the paper size.
Or select a larger paper
size and load larger paper
into the printer.
Selected paper
Selected paper
size is too big for size is larger than
printer.
the maximum
size supported in
the printer.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a paper size that fits
the printer.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Borderless
printing is only
supported on
photo paper.
You tried to print
a borderless
image on plain
paper.
Select a smaller print size
or make sure Paper Type
on the Print Setup screen is
set to Photo (press Menu/
OK on the camera to
return to the Print Setup
screen and set Paper Type
to Photo). Put photo paper
in the printer.
Borderless
printing is not
supported on this
printer.
The printer does
not support
borderless
printing.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a smaller print size.
Printing canceled The print job has Press the Menu/OK button
been canceled.
on the camera. Complete
the print request again.
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Error Messages on the Computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
The computer
needs to access
files in memory
during HP Instant
Share setup. But
either the
internal memory
is full, or if an
optional memory
card is installed,
the card is full.
If internal memory or the
optional memory card is
full, transfer the images to
a computer (see
Transferring Images to a
Computer on page 73)
and then delete the
images from the camera to
free-up space (see Delete
on page 60).
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the
camera directly to an
HP Photosmart or
PictBridge-compatible
printer, and print an
image. This will verify that
the image, optional
memory card, USB
connection, and the USB
cable are functioning
correctly.
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
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
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 page 83.) 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 computer
hard drive.
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.
You are using
the optional
HP Photosmart
M-series dock
and forgot to
press the Save/
Print button.
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on the dock.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
The optional
memory card
that is installed is
locked.
With the camera turned
off, remove the memory
card and switch the
locking tab on the card to
the unlocked position.
The USB
connection
failed.
Reboot the computer.
Could Not Send
To Service
The computer is Make sure your computer
not connected to is online.
the Internet.
Communication
Problem
Other HP Instant Close the other HP Instant
Share software is Share program.
running with
exclusive access
to your camera.
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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
(see Problems and Solutions on page 95).
2 Access the HP Customer Care 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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Customer 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
Customer Support technician. E-mail support is available in
the languages listed at that website.
4 (US and Canadian customers, skip this step and go on to
Step 5.) 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 Customer Care 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 (on the front of the
camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (on the bottom of the
camera)
• The computer’s operating system and available RAM
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• The version of the HP software (on the 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.
Phone
Support Period
Locations
Africa
30 days
Asia Pacific
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
and Canada
Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call 1-(800)-474-6836 (1-800HP invent).
HP Total Care phone support is available in both English and
Spanish 24x7. (Days and hours of support may change without
notice.)
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After the warranty period, call 1-(800)-474-6836 (1-800HP invent). A service charge will be required, which will be
charged to your credit card. If you think your HP product needs
service, please call HP Total Care and a Total Care
Representative will help determine your service options.
Phone Support in Europe, the
Middle East, and Africa
HP Customer 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 61 56 45 43
Austria +43 1 86332 1000
0810-001000 (in-country)
Bahrain 800 171 (in-country toll-free)
Belgium 070 300 005 (Dutch)
070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic +420 261307310
Denmark +45 70 202 845
Egypt +20 2 532 5222
Finland +358 (0)203 66 767
France +33 (0)892 69 60 22 (Euro 0.34/minute)
Germany +49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/minute)
Greece +30 210 6073603 (international number)
801 11 22 55 47 (in-country)
800 9 2649 (toll-free from Cyprus to Athens)
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Hungary +36 1 382 1111
Ireland 1890 923 902
Israel +972 (0) 9 830 4848
Italy 848 800 871
Luxembourg 900 40 006 (French)
900 40 007 (German)
Middle East +971 4 366 2020 (international number)
Morocco +212 22 404747
Netherlands 0900 2020 165 (Euro 0.10/minute)
Nigeria +234 1 3204 999
Norway +47 815 62 070
Poland +48 22 5666 000
Portugal 808 201 492
Romania +40 (21) 315 4442
Russian Federation +7 095 7973520 (Moscow)
+7 812 3467997 (St. Petersburg)
Saudi Arabia 800 897 1444 (in-country toll-free)
Slovakia +421 2 50222444
South Africa 086 0001030 (Republic of South Africa)
+27 11 2589301 (international number)
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)
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Tunisia +216 71 89 12 22
Turkey +90 216 579 71 71
Ukraine +7 (380 44) 4903520 (Kiev)
United Arab Emirates 800 4520 (in-country toll-free)
United Kingdom +44 (0)870 010 4320
West Africa +351 213 17 63 80 (French-speaking
countries only)
Other Phone Support Worldwide
HP Customer 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)11-4778-8380 or 0-810-555-5520
Australia +61 (3) 8877 8000 or local (03) 8877 8000
Brazil 0800-15-7751 or 11-3747-7799
Canada 1-800-474-6836
(905-206-4663 from within local Mississauga
calling area)
Chile 800-360-999
China +86 (21) 3881 4518
Colombia 01-800-51-HP-INVENT
Costa Rica 0-800-011-4114 or 1-800-711-2884
Ecuador 999-119 (Andinatel)
+1-800-711-2884 (Andinatel)
1-800-225-528 (Pacifitel)
+1-800-711-2884 (Pacifitel)
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Guatemala 1-800-999-5105
Hong Kong SAR +852 2802 4098
India 1 600 447737
Indonesia +62 (21) 350 3408
Jamaica 1-800-711-2884
Japan 0570 000 511 (inside Japan)
+81 3 3335 9800 (outside Japan)
Korea, Republic of +82 1588-3003
Malaysia 1 800 805 405
Mexico 01-800-472-6684 or (55)5258-9922
New Zealand +64 (9) 356 6640
Panama 001-800-711-2884
Peru 0-800-10111
Philippines +63 (2) 867 3551
Republica Dominicana 1-800-711-2884
Singapore +65 6272 5300
Taiwan +886 0 800 010055
Thailand +66 (0)2 353 9000
Trinidad & Tobago 1-800-711-2884
United States +1 (800) 474-6836
Venezuela 0-800-4746-8368
Vietnam +84 (0) 8 823 4530
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Appendix A:
Managing Batteries
Your camera uses two AA batteries. Do not use ordinary
alkaline batteries. For best results, use Energizer Lithium AA or
rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) AA batteries.
Top Points About Batteries
z
The first time that you use a set of NiMH batteries, be sure
that you fully charge them before using them in the camera.
z
If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than two months), HP recommends
that you remove the batteries unless you are using
rechargeable batteries and are leaving the camera docked
or connected to an optional HP AC power adapter.
z
When inserting the batteries in the camera, always be sure
to orient the batteries as directed by the markings in the
battery compartment. If the batteries are inserted
improperly, the compartment door may close but the
camera will not operate.
z
Never use batteries of different chemistries (Lithium and
NiMH), brands, or ages. This can cause erratic camera
behavior, as well as battery leakage. Always use two
identical batteries of the same chemistry, brand, and age.
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z
The performance of all batteries will decrease as the
temperature drops. For best performance in cold
environments, use Energizer Lithium AA batteries. NiMH
batteries may also provide acceptable low temperature
performance. To improve the performance of all battery
types, keep the camera and/or batteries stored in a warm
inside pocket when in a cold environment.
Extending Battery Life
Here are some tips for extending battery life:
z
Turn off the Image Display and use the viewfinder instead
when framing pictures and video. Leave the Image Display
off whenever possible.
z
Change the Live View at Power On setting in the Setup
Menu to Live View Off, so that your camera does not power
on in Live View (see Live View at Power On on page 81).
z
Change the Display Brightness setting in the Setup Menu to
Low, so that the Image Display consumes less power when
in Live View (see Display Brightness on page 80).
z
Minimize the use of flash by setting your camera to Auto
Flash, instead of Flash On (see Setting the Flash on
page 36).
z
Use zoom only when necessary to minimize moving the lens
(see Using Zoom on page 34).
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z
Minimize unnecessary power cycling. If you expect to
average more than two pictures every five minutes, leave the
camera on with the Image Display off, rather than turning
off the camera after each shot. This minimizes the number of
times the lens must extend and retract.
z
Use the optional HP AC power adapter or HP Photosmart
M-series dock when the camera will be on for extended
periods of time, such as when you transfer images to your
computer or when printing.
Safety Precautions for Using
NiMH Batteries
z
Do not charge any batteries other than NiMH batteries in
the camera, the optional HP Photosmart M-series dock, or
the optional HP Photosmart Quick Recharger.
z
Do not place an NiMH battery in fire or heat the battery.
z
Do not connect the positive terminal and the negative
terminal of an NiMH battery to each other with any metal
object (such as wire).
z
Do not carry or store an NiMH battery together with coins,
necklaces, hairpins, or other metal objects. Placing an
NiMH battery in contact with coins is especially dangerous
to you! To avoid injury, do not drop this battery into a
change-filled pocket.
z
Do not pierce the battery with nails, strike the battery with a
hammer, step on the battery, or otherwise subject it to strong
impacts or shocks.
z
Do not solder directly onto the battery.
z
Do not expose the battery to water or salt water, or allow
the battery to get wet.
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z
Do not disassemble or modify the battery. The battery
contains safety and protection devices, which, if damaged,
may cause the battery to generate heat, explode, or ignite.
z
Immediately discontinue use of the battery if, while using,
charging, or storing the battery, the battery emits an
unusual smell, feels excessively hot (note that it is normal for
the battery to feel warm), changes color or shape, or
appears abnormal in any other way.
z
In the event the battery leaks and the fluid gets into your
eye, do not rub the eye. Rinse well with water and
immediately seek medical care. If left untreated, the battery
fluid could cause damage to the eye.
Performance per Battery Type
The following table shows how Lithium and rechargeable
NiMH batteries perform in different types of use scenarios.
Type of use
Lithium
Most economical (more than 30 pictures per
month)
NiMH
Fair
Good
Most economical (less than 30 pictures per
month)
Good
Fair
Heavy use of flash, frequent pictures
Good
Good
Heavy use of video
Good
Good
Heavy use of Live View
Good
Good
Overall battery life
Good
Fair
Low temperature/winter use
Good
Fair
Infrequent use (without dock)
Good
Fair
Infrequent use (with dock)
Good
Good
Want to recharge batteries
No
Good
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Power Indicators
The following icons may be displayed on the status screen, in
Live View, in Playback, and when the camera is connected to a
computer or printer. If no icon is displayed, this means that the
camera is using battery power.
Icon
Description
Batteries are running low. Camera will power down
soon.
Camera is operating on AC power (with nonrechargeable batteries or no batteries installed).
Animated
battery
filling up
Camera is operating on AC power and is charging
the batteries.
Camera has successfully completed battery
charging and is operating on AC power.
NOTE When you remove the batteries from the camera, the
date and time settings are preserved for approximately
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 the next time you power on
the camera.
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Recharging NiMH Batteries
NiMH batteries can be recharged in the camera when the
camera is connected to an optional HP AC power adapter or
HP Photosmart M-series dock. NiMH batteries can also be
recharged with the optional HP Photosmart battery quick
recharger. See Appendix B: Purchasing Camera Accessories
on page 139.
When the HP AC adapter is used to charge the batteries and
the camera is off, the Power light on the back of the camera will
blink during charging. When the dock is used, the dock light
will blink. When the quick recharger is used, the light on the
quick recharger will be red.
The following table shows the average time it takes to recharge
NiMH batteries that have been fully discharged, depending on
where the batteries are being charged. The table also notes the
signal you will see when the batteries have been recharged.
Where batteries
are charged
Average
charge time
Signal when charging has
completed
In camera with
HP AC power
adapter
connected
12 to15 hours If the camera is off, the
power light on the camera
stops blinking and turns off. If
the camera is on with the
Image Display on, the
icon appears.
In camera while
camera is in the
dock
12 to 15 hours Power light on the dock stops
blinking and turns on solid.
In HP quick
recharger
1 hour for 2
batteries
Light on quick recharger
turns on solid green.
About 2 hours
for 4 batteries
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If you will not be using your camera immediately after
charging the batteries, we recommend that you leave the
camera in the dock or plugged in to the HP AC adapter. The
camera will top off the batteries periodically to ensure that the
camera is always ready for use.
Some things to keep in mind when using NiMH batteries are
as follows:
z
The first time that you use a set of NiMH batteries, be sure
that you fully charge them before using them in the camera.
z
You may notice that the first several times you use NiMH
batteries, the battery life seems shorter than what you
expect. Performance will improve and become optimal after
the batteries have been charged and then discharged (used)
completely four or five times. You can use the camera
normally to discharge the batteries during this
“conditioning” period.
z
Always recharge both NiMH batteries at the same time.
One low-charged battery will reduce the battery life for the
other battery in the camera.
z
NiMH batteries discharge when not in use, whether they are
installed in a camera or not. If they have not been used for
more than two weeks, recharge them before using them
again. Even if you are not using your batteries, it is a good
idea to charge them every six months to a year to prolong
their useful life.
z
The performance of all rechargeable batteries, including
NiMH, will degrade over time, especially if they are stored
and used at high temperatures. If battery life has become
unacceptably reduced over time, replace the batteries.
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z
The camera, the dock, or the quick recharger may be warm
while operating and charging NiMH batteries. This is
normal.
z
NiMH batteries can be left in the camera, the dock, or the
quick recharger for any period of time without harm to the
batteries or the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
Always store charged batteries in a cool location.
Safety Precautions for Recharging
NiMH Batteries
z
Do not charge any batteries other than NiMH batteries in
the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
z
Insert the NiMH batteries in the correct orientation in the
camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
z
Use the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger in a dry
location only.
z
Do not charge NiMH batteries in a hot location, such as in
direct sunlight or near a fire.
z
When recharging NiMH batteries, do not cover the camera,
the dock, or the quick recharger in any way.
z
Do not operate the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger
if the NiMH batteries appear damaged in any way.
z
Do not disassemble the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger.
z
Unplug the HP AC power adapter or the quick recharger
from the electrical outlet before cleaning the power adapter
or quick recharger.
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z
After extensive use, an NiMH battery may begin to swell. If
it becomes difficult to insert an NiMH battery into or remove
the battery from the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger, discontinue use of the battery and replace it with
a new one. Please recycle the old battery.
Sleep Time-out for Power
Conservation
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off
automatically if there is no button activity for 20 seconds when
in Live View or 30 seconds when in any other mode. When the
camera is connected to a computer, the Image Display turns off
automatically 10 seconds after the connection is made. When
the camera is in this “sleep” state, pressing any button will
wake up the camera again. If no buttons are pressed during
the sleep state, the camera will turn off after an additional
5 minutes, unless it is connected to a computer, printer, or
optional HP AC power adapter.
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Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera
Accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera.
For information on your HP M305/M307 and compatible
accessories, go to:
z
www.hp.com/go/myhpcamera (US)
z
www.hp.ca/myhpcamera (Canada)
z
www.hp.com (all other countries)
To purchase accessories, visit your local retailer or order
online at:
z
www.hpshopping.com (US)
z
www.hpshopping.ca (Canada)
z
www.hp.com/eur/hpoptions (Europe)
z
www.hp.com/apac/homeandoffice (Asia Pacific)
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Some accessories for this digital camera are as follows:
z
HP Photosmart M-series dock—
C8907A
Recharge the AA NiMH batteries in
your camera so your camera is
always ready to go. Transfer photos
easily to your computer, send photo
e-mails via HP Instant Share, or print photos at the touch of
a button. Connect to your TV and view photo slideshows.
Includes a dock with two rechargeable AA NiMH batteries,
an audio/video cable, a USB cable, and an HP AC power
adapter.
z
HP Photosmart M-series quick recharge kit—L1815A (Not
available in Latin America)
One hour recharging of AA NiMH batteries, plus stylish
protection for your HP Photosmart M-series camera.
Includes all you need to provide a home away from home
for your camera: an ultra-lightweight portable recharger, a
camera case, a travel pouch, and four high-capacity
rechargeable AA NiMH batteries.
z
HP Photosmart 3.3V AC power adapter for HP Photosmart
M-series cameras—C8912B (Not available in Latin
America)
This is the only power adapter supported for use with
M-series cameras.
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z
HP Photosmart SD memory cards (North America only)
(For important information about supported types of
memory cards, see Storage on page 145.)
• HP Photosmart 64 MB SD memory card —C8896A
• HP Photosmart 128 MB SD memory card—C8897A
• HP Photosmart 256 MB SD memory card—L1813A
• HP Photosmart 512 MB SD memory card—L1814A
z
HP Photosmart M-series leather case—L1816A
Protect your HP Photosmart M-series camera with this
padded leather case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras, the
case features a storage pouch for memory cards, extra
batteries, and more.
z
www.casesonline.com—Go to www.casesonline.com to
design your own custom case to fit your HP Photosmart
M-series camera. Choose the style, material, and color for
your camera case.
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Appendix C:
Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still pictures:
• 3.27 MP (2096 by 1560) total pixel count
• 3.21 MP (2080 by 1544) effective pixel count
Video clips:
• 288 by 216 total pixel count
Sensor
Diagonal 6.73 mm (1/2.7-inch, 4:3 format) CCD
Color depth
36 bit (12 bits by 3 colors)
Lens
Focal length:
• Wide—6.25 mm
• Telephoto—17.25 mm
• 35 mm equivalent, approximately
40 mm to 111 mm
F-Number:
• Wide—f/2.9 to f/4.9
• Telephoto—f/4.8 to f/8.0
Lens threads
None
Viewfinder
Optical real image zoom type viewfinder,
3x magnification, without diopter adjust
Zoom
HP M307—3x optical, 5x digital zoom
HP M305—3x optical, 3x digital zoom
Focus
TTL auto focus. Focus ranges:
z Normal (default)—508 mm (20 in) to infinity
z Macro—101.6 mm to 812.8 mm (4 in to 32 in)
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Feature
Description
Shutter speed
1/2000 to 15 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
Yes, 7.5-second typical recharge time
Flash working
distance
Zoom
Position
Wide
ISO 100 ISO 200
2.8 m
4.0 m
9.2 ft
13.1 ft
Telephoto 1.7 m
5.5 ft
2.4 m
7.8 ft
ISO 400
5.7 m
18.5 ft
3.4 m
11.1 ft
External flash
No
Flash settings
Flash Off, Auto Flash (default), Red-Eye, Flash
On, Night
Image Display 1.8-inch color active matrix TFT LTPS with
backlight, 130,338 pixels (557 by 234)
Image capture z Still (default)
options
z Self-Timer—still picture or video clip taken after
10-second delay
z Self-Timer - 2 shots—still picture taken after
10-second delay, then a second picture taken
about 3 seconds later.
Single video taken after 10-second delay.
z Burst—camera takes 4 shots in a row as quickly
as it possibly can, and then continues taking
pictures until the camera runs out of memory
z Video—30 frames per second (includes audio),
until the camera runs out of memory
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Feature
Description
Storage
z 16 MB internal flash memory
z Slot for memory card
z This camera supports both Secure Digital (SD)
and MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory cards
16 MB and larger. Only MMC cards that have
been verified compliant to the MultiMediaCard
specification are supported. Compliant MMC
memory cards have the
MultiMediaCard logo on the card or package.
z SD cards are recommended, as they are faster
than MMC cards at reading and writing data.
z This camera supports memory cards up to 1 GB.
A high capacity card itself does not affect
camera performance, but a large number of files
(over 300) does affect the time it takes for the
camera to turn on.
z The number of images that can be saved in
memory depends on the Image Quality settings
(see Memory Capacity on page 148).
Audio capture z Still pictures—audio clip length depends on the
amount of available memory
z Burst—audio capture not available
z Video clips—audio is recorded automatically
Shooting
modes
Auto (default), Macro, Fast Shot, Action, Portrait,
Landscape, Beach & Snow
EV
Can be set manually from -2.0 to +2.0 EV
Compensation (Exposure Value) in 1/2 EV increments.
settings
Image Quality z 3MP Best
settings
z 3MP (default)
z 1MP
z VGA
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Feature
Description
White Balance Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
settings
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default),100, 200, 400
Color settings
Full Color (default), Black & White, Sepia
Date & Time
Off (default), Date Only, Date & Time
Imprint settings
Compression
format
z JPEG (EXIF) for still images
z EXIF2.2 for still images with embedded audio
z MPEG1 for video clips
Interfaces
z USB mini A/B connector to a computer or printer
z DPS
z USB to HP DeskJet and HP Photosmart printers
z DC input 3.3 Vdc @ 2500 mA
z HP Photosmart M-series dock
Orientation
Sensor
No
Standards
z PTP transfer (15740)
z MSDC transfer
z NTSC/PAL
z JPEG
z MPEG1 level 1
z DPOF 1.1
z EXIF 2.2
z DCF 1.0
z DPS
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Feature
Description
Power
Typical power usage: 2.1 Watts with Image
Display on. 4.5 Watts maximum power usage.
Power sources include:
z Either two non-rechargeable AA Lithium
batteries (included) or two rechargeable AA
NiMH batteries (purchased separately).
Rechargeable batteries can be recharged in the
camera using the optional HP AC power adapter
or optional HP Photosmart M-series dock.
z Optional HP AC power adapter (3.3 Vdc,
2500 mA, 8.25 W)
z Optional HP Photosmart M-series dock
Recharging in camera with the optional HP AC
power adapter or optional HP Photosmart
M-series dock: 100% in 15 hours.
External body
dimensions
Measurements with camera off and lens
retracted:
107 mm (L) by 36 mm (W) by 53 mm (H)
4.28 in (L) by 1.44 in (W) by 2.12 in (H)
Weight
146 grams (.32 pounds) without battery
Temperature
range
Operational:
0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F) at
15 to 85% relative humidity
Storage:
–30 to 65° C (–22 to 149° F) at
15 to 90% relative humidity
Warranty
1 year limited warranty backed by HP Customer
Support
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Memory Capacity
The following table lists the approximate number and average
size of still images that can be stored in the internal memory in
the camera when the camera is set to different Image Quality
settings available in the Capture Menu.
NOTE Not all 16 MB of internal memory is available for
storing images, because some memory is used for internal
camera operations. Also, 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.
148
3MP Best
8 images (1.6 MB each)
3MP (default)
13 images (1.0 MB each)
1MP
40 images (320 KB each)
VGA
162 images (80 KB each)
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Index
A
AA batteries, types to use 129
AC power adapter
connector on camera 20
purchasing 140
accessories for camera 139
Action mode, setting 39
AF viewfinder light 19
arrow buttons on Controller 18
audio clips, record 28, 61
automatic exposure, override 38
B
batteries
door on camera 18
extend life of 130
indicators 133
install 10
performance per type 132
quick recharge kit 140
recharging NiMH 134
top points about use 129
types to use 129
Beach & Snow mode, setting 39
blinking lights on camera 17,
19, 20
brackets in Live View screen 31
brightening an image 44
Burst
restore setting 42
setting 42
Timer/Burst button 18
buttons on camera 16
buying camera accessories 139
Index
C
camera
accessories, purchasing 139
cleaning the lens 94
menus 22
purchasing case for 141
reset 88
specifications 143
states 22
turn on/off 12
camera dock
connector on camera 21
description 9
purchasing 140
camera parts
back and first side of
camera 16
front, second side, and bottom
of camera 20
top of camera 21
Camera Sounds, setting 81
capacity of internal memory 148
Capture Menu
Help for menu options 44
restore settings 44
using 43
case for camera,
purchasing 141
cleaning the lens 94
Color of images, setting 50
compression format 146
computer, connect camera to 73
149
connections
as a Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) device 83
as a USB Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) 83
to computer 73
to printer 75
connectors
AC power adapter 20
camera dock 21
USB 21
conserving battery life 130
Controller with arrow buttons,
description 18
crosshairs in viewfinder 31
customer support 122
D
darkening an image 44
Date & Time Imprint, setting 50
Date & Time, setting 13, 82
delete during Instant
Review 27, 29
Delete, using 60
digital zoom 35
direct print
HP Instant Share/Print
button 18
printing images from camera
to printer or computer 75
disk drive, camera as 83
Display Brightness, setting 80
E
error messages
on camera 109
on computer 119
150
EV Compensation, setting 44
extending battery life 130
F
Fast Shot mode, setting 38
flash
description 20
restore setting 37
settings 36
using 36
working distance 144
Flash button, description 18
focus
brackets, using 31
camera shake 34
lock 34
range 143
format
internal memory 61
memory card 61
H
help from customer support 122
Help, online
for Capture Menu options 44
Help Menu, using 24
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 20
purchasing 140
HP Image Zone software
installing 14
not using 89
HP Instant Share
customizing the HP Instant
Share Menu 65
description 9, 63
HP Instant Share/Print
button 18, 65
Index
selecting individual images 69
turn on/off 65
using the HP Instant Share
Menu 64
HP Instant Share Menu
customizing 65
description 64
selecting individual images 69
setting up destinations 65
using 64
HP Instant Share/Print button 65
HP web sites 122
I
Image Display
description 18
Live View at Power On
setting 81
Live View button 19
status screen 25
using 30
Image Quality, setting 45
images
brightening 44
Color setting 50
darkening 44
Date & Time Imprint 50
Image Quality setting 45
ISO Speed setting 49
magnifying 57
number remaining 25, 31, 56
number saved in internal
memory 148
record audio clips 28
Rotate 62
shooting modes 38
Index
thumbnails view 56
too dark/light 44
transferring camera to
computer 73
White Balance setting 47
indicators, power 133
install
batteries 10
memory card 11
software 14, 15
wrist strap 10
internal memory
format 61
image capacity of 148
pictures remaining 25, 31, 56
ISO Speed, setting 49
L
Landscape mode, setting 39
Language
change setting 85
choose at first startup 13
LEDs (lights) on camera
AF light 19
Memory light 17
Power light 17
Self-Timer light 20
Video light 19
lens, cleaning 94
life of battery, conserving 130
Live View
button 19
using 30
Live View at Power On,
setting 81
low battery indicator 133
151
M
Macintosh computer
connect to 73
install software 15
USB setting on camera 83
Macro mode, setting 38
Magnify
control on Zoom lever 17
using 57
magnifying images 57
memory card
door on camera 18
format 61
install 11
pictures remaining 25, 31, 56
supported types and sizes 145
Memory light, description 17
memory, internal
format 61
image capacity 148
Menu/OK button,
description 18
menus
Capture 43
Help 24
HP Instant Share 64
overview 22
Playback 58
Setup 79
messages
on camera 109
on computer 119
microphone, description 20
MODE button 18
Move Images to Card 85
152
N
NiMH batteries
recharging 134
safety precautions 131
number of
images stored in internal
memory 148
pictures remaining 25, 31, 56
O
ON/OFF switch, description 17
online Help
for Capture Menu options 44
Help menu, using 24
optical zoom 34
over-exposing an image 44
override automatic exposure 38
P
parts of camera
back and first side of
camera 16
front, second side, and bottom
of camera 20
top of camera 21
performance per battery
type 132
pictures
record audio clips 28
share 63
take self-timer 40
take stills 27
Playback
button, description 19
Menu, using 58
using 53
Portrait mode, setting 39
Index
power
indicators 133
light 17
specifications 147
turn on/off 12
power adapter, HP AC 20
connector on camera 20
purchasing 140
Power light, description 17
Power ON/OFF switch,
description 17
print images
directly to printer 75
HP Instant Share/Print
button 18
using HP Instant Share 63
problems, troubleshooting 87
product support 122
purchasing camera
accessories 139
R
range
Exposure Compensation 145
flash 144
F-number 143
focus 143
recharging NiMH batteries 134
record
audio clips 28, 61
video clips 29
red-eye reduction,
description 37
remaining pictures count 25,
31, 56
reset camera 88
restore settings 25, 37, 39, 41,
42, 44
Index
reviewing images 53
rotate images 62
S
safety precautions for NiMH
batteries 131
selecting images for HP Instant
Share destinations 69
Self-Timer
light 20
restore setting 41
settings 40
Timer/Burst button 18
settings, restore 25, 37, 39, 41,
42, 44
Setup Menu, using 79
share pictures 63
shooting mode
button 18
restore setting 39
settings 38
Shutter button
description 21
lock exposure and focus 31
shutter speed range 144
software
installing 14, 15
using camera without 89
sounds of camera 81
space remaining in memory 25,
31, 56
specifications 143
states, camera 22
status screen 25
still pictures, take 27
support for users 122
153
T
technical support 122
Thumbnails
control on Zoom lever 17
viewing 56
Time & Date, setting 13, 82
Timer/Burst button 18
total images summary screen 56
transfer images to computer 73
tripod mount, description 21
troubleshoot problems 87
turn on/off power 12
TV (television) Configuration
setting 84
working distance of flash 144
wrist strap, attaching to
camera 10
Z
zoom
digital 35
optical 34
specifications 143
Zoom lever, description 17
Zoom Out and Zoom In
controls 17
U
under-exposing an image 44
USB
configuration setting 83
connector on camera 21
V
Video button, description 21
video clips, recording 29
Video viewfinder light 19
viewfinder
crosshairs 31
description 18
lights 19
using 31
W
web sites for HP 122
White Balance, setting 47
Windows computer
connect to 73
install software 14
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