HP c500/c500xi, PhotoSmart C500 User's manual

HP c500/c500xi, PhotoSmart C500 User's manual
HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera
User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................1
Chapter 2 - Getting Started ...................................................................................................................................................................3
Camera Parts ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3
Setting Up Your Camera .....................................................................................................................................................................................................5
Attaching the Wrist Strap and Lens Cover Leash ............................................................................................................................................5
Installing the Batteries ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Installing the Main Batteries ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Installing a New Coin Battery .........................................................................................................................................................................8
Checking the Battery Level ..............................................................................................................................................................................9
Charging the Batteries ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Installing the Memory Card .................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Checking the Memory Card Status .............................................................................................................................................................13
Formatting a Memory Card ...........................................................................................................................................................................14
Camera Basics ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
Turning the Camera On and Off .......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Sleep Mode ............................................................................................................................................................................................................16
Using the Camera Modes .........................................................................................................................................................................................17
Understanding the Viewfinder Indicator Light ............................................................................................................................................... 18
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Using the Color LCD ..................................................................................................................................................................................................19
Overlay Bars .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Soft Keys .................................................................................................................................................................................................................23
Using the Camera Menus ........................................................................................................................................................................................23
Setting the Date and Time ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Changing the Language ..........................................................................................................................................................................................27
Changing the Camera’s Name ............................................................................................................................................................................. 28
Using an AC Power Adapter (recommended) ................................................................................................................................................ 29
Chapter 3 - Taking Photos ..................................................................................................................................................................30
Overview ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30
Taking a Photo .............................................................................................................................................................................................................30
Checking the Camera Status ..................................................................................................................................................................................32
Using the Status LCD ........................................................................................................................................................................................32
Using the Color LCD .........................................................................................................................................................................................33
Taking Still, Burst and Timelapse Photos ................................................................................................................................................................ 35
Taking Still Photos ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Taking Burst Photos .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Taking Timelapse Photos ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
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Adjusting the Camera Settings ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Taking Black and White Photos ...........................................................................................................................................................................42
Changing the Flash Setting ................................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Adjusting the Photo Quality ..................................................................................................................................................................................45
Using the Zoom ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................50
Using Macro Mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Using the Self-Timer ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 53
Setting the Exposure ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 56
Setting the White Balance ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
Using Instant Review ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 60
Setting the Eye Start .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 62
Setting Hand Held .....................................................................................................................................................................................................62
Setting the Counter Reset ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 63
Setting Auto Shutoff ..................................................................................................................................................................................................64
Setting the Beep .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65
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Chapter 4 - Viewing Photos ............................................................................................................................................................... 67
Overview .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 67
Using Review Mode ............................................................................................................................................................................................................69
Selecting Photos .........................................................................................................................................................................................................69
Marking Photos ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................70
Deleting Photos .............................................................................................................................................................................................................71
Protecting Photos ........................................................................................................................................................................................................72
Categorizing Photos ...................................................................................................................................................................................................73
Grouping Photos ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................75
Creating and Removing Groups ................................................................................................................................................................. 76
Adding Photos to a Group ............................................................................................................................................................................. 78
Opening and Closing Groups ...................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Expanding Burst and Timelapse Photos ......................................................................................................................................................... 80
Searching for Photos ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 81
Using Play Mode .................................................................................................................................................................................................................84
Viewing Single Photos ..............................................................................................................................................................................................84
Zooming In on Your Photos .......................................................................................................................................................................... 85
Viewing Burst, Timelapse, and Grouped Photos ..........................................................................................................................................86
Creating a Slideshow ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 87
Deleting Photos ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................89
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Using Your Television ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 90
Selecting the Video Output Format .................................................................................................................................................................. 90
Connecting the Camera to a Television ............................................................................................................................................................91
Viewing Photos on a Television ...........................................................................................................................................................................92
Chapter 5 - Sharing and Printing Photos ..................................................................................................................................... 93
Connecting the Camera to Your PC ........................................................................................................................................................................... 93
System Requirements ...............................................................................................................................................................................................94
Installing the Software .............................................................................................................................................................................................95
Connecting the Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................95
Downloading Photos ................................................................................................................................................................................................96
Printing Photos ............................................................................................................................................................................................................98
Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh .......................................................................................................................................................... 101
System Requirements .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 101
Installing the Software ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 101
Connecting the Camera ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 102
Downloading Photos .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 103
Printing Photos .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105
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Printing Photos Without a Computer .......................................................................................................................................................................106
Using a Card Reader ........................................................................................................................................................................................................106
Using a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) File ................................................................................................................................................... 107
JetSending Photos ............................................................................................................................................................................................................109
Transmitting Photos Between Two Cameras ..........................................................................................................................................................112
Using Digita Scripts ............................................................................................................................................................................................................114
Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance .......................................................................................................................115
Problems and Solutions ...................................................................................................................................................................................................115
Getting Assistance ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................116
HP PhotoSmart on the Internet ............................................................................................................................................................................116
Help .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 117
Contacting HP Customer Care .......................................................................................................................................................................... 117
HP Customer Care Online ............................................................................................................................................................................. 117
HP Customer Care by Phone .......................................................................................................................................................................118
Maintenance ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................118
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Appendix A - Safety, Regulatory, and Warranty Information ........................................................................................... 119
Safety Information ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................119
Regulatory Notices ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 120
U.S.A. .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 120
Canada .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 120
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement ......................................................................................................................................................121
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty for Consumer Products Distributed Through Authorized Resellers ..........................123
Appendix B - Reference ..................................................................................................................................................................... 124
Menu Structure ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................124
Record (Rec) Mode ....................................................................................................................................................................................................124
Review (Rev) Mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 127
Play Mode .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................128
Icons .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................129
Color LCD .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................129
Categories ............................................................................................................................................................................................................132
Status LCD ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................133
Error Messages ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................134
Color LCD .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................134
Status LCD ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................134
Camera Specifications .....................................................................................................................................................................................................135
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Glossary ....................................................................................................................................................................................................136
Index .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 142
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
This guide complements the Basics guide that you received with your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera. It
describes the camera’s advanced features, using a step-by-step approach.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
Chapter
Title
Description
1
Introduction
How to use this guide.
2
Getting Started
How to set up your camera, including installing the batteries,
using an AC power adapter, installing the memory card, setting
the date and time, changing the language, turning the camera on
and off, and using the camera modes, color LCD and menus.
3
Taking Photos
How to take Still, Burst and Timelapse photos, check the camera
status, and adjust the camera settings.
4
Viewing Photos
How to view photos using Review mode, Play mode, or your
television, and how to mark, categorize, group, protect, and delete
photos.
5
Sharing and Printing
Photos
How to send photos to another camera or a printer, or print
photos from a PC or Macintosh computer.
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Troubleshooting and
Maintenance
Solutions to problems, where to find help using the Internet, the
software Help, or HP Customer Care, and how to clean the
camera.
A
Safety, Regulatory,
and Warranty
Information
Battery and AC power adapter safety, how the camera complies
with U.S. and Canadian regulations, and the extent of the Limited
Warranty.
B
Reference
Color LCD menu structures for Record, Review and Play modes,
icons used on the color and status LCDs, error messages
displayed on the color and status LCDs, and camera
specifications.
Glossary
Glossary of camera parts and terminology.
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Chapter 2 - Getting Started
This chapter shows you how to set up your new HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera, including installing the
batteries, using an AC power adapter, installing the memory card, setting the date and time, changing the language,
turning the camera on and off, and using the camera modes, color LCD and menus.
Camera Parts
The following illustrations show the parts of the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera. To view a glossary of camera
parts and terminology, see “Glossary” on page 136.
Status LCD
Flash button
Shutter button
Photo Quality
button
On/off button
Share button
Camera mode dial
Main battery
compartment door
Coin battery
Tripod mount compartment cover
Bottom
Top
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Self-timer light
Infrared sensors
Flash
Automatic
flash sensor
Automatic focus and
exposure sensors
Viewfinder indicator
Viewfinder
light
Overlay
button
Lens
Front
Zoom control
Eye Start
sensors
Menu
button
Serial/USB computer
connection
Video Out
AC power
adapter
connection
Color LCD
4-way arrow
button
Color LCD
on/off button
Wrist strap
attachment
Soft keys
Memory card
door latch
Memory
card door
Back
Side
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Setting Up Your Camera
Attaching the Wrist Strap and Lens Cover Leash
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera comes with a wrist strap and lens cover leash. The wrist strap and lens
cover leash has three loops:
1.
A short loop to attach to the camera.
2. A long thin loop to attach to the lens cover.
3. The main wrist strap loop.
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To attach the wrist strap:
1.
Using the wrist strap and lens cover leash included in the box with
your camera, thread the short loop through the camera attachment.
You might need to use a pencil to pull the end of the loop through.
2. Pull the strap and the lens cover leash through the loop, and then
pull the knot tight.
To attach the lens cover leash:
1.
Remove the lens cover from the camera.
2. Thread the long, thin loop through the hole in the lens cover.
3. Pull the lens cover through the loop, and then pull the knot tight.
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3
4. Replace the lens cover on the camera.
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Installing the Batteries
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera uses three AA NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries. It also uses a coin
battery for retaining the date and time information. The camera comes with a coin battery (already installed), three
NiMH batteries, and an NiMH battery charger.
Installing the Main Batteries
Caution: Use only AA NiMH batteries. Replace all three batteries at the same time. Do not replace the batteries
individually. Always follow instructions on the battery package when handling or disposing of batteries.
To install the main batteries:
1.
Make sure the camera power is off.
off
2. Open the main battery compartment door by sliding the latch in
the direction of the word OPEN.
Main battery
compartment door
3. Insert three batteries, making sure the +/- electrodes are facing
the proper direction (see the diagram inside the battery
compartment).
4. Close the main battery compartment door.
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Installing a New Coin Battery
When you buy the camera, a coin battery is already installed. Follow these directions if you need to install a new
coin battery.
Caution: Use only a CR2025 or equivalent 3 volt coin battery. Always follow instructions on the battery package
when handling or disposing of batteries.
To install a coin battery:
1.
Make sure the camera power is off.
off
2. Remove the coin battery compartment cover by placing the edge
of a coin in the groove and turning it counter-clockwise until it
stops.
3. Insert the coin battery, so you see the positive (+) side facing up.
4. Replace the coin battery compartment cover and turn it clockwise
until it stops.
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Checking the Battery Level
The battery icon on the camera’s status LCD indicates the charge level for the main NiMH batteries. There are three
levels of battery charge: fully charged, partially charged, and empty. You can purchase additional NiMH batteries
from HP’s Shopping Village at www.hpshopping.com,
www.hpshopping.com or from your local camera or electronics store.
Battery life depends on several factors. These include:
•
How often and how long you use the color LCD.
•
How often you use the flash and zoom.
•
The number of photos you take.
•
Temperature conditions (operating the camera at colder temperatures results in shorter battery life).
To preserve battery life:
•
When using the camera with a computer or television or when using the color LCD for extended periods of time,
use an AC power adapter that HP has approved for use with the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera.
•
Limit your use of the color LCD, except when using an AC power adapter.
•
Do not leave batteries in the charger for an extended period of time (such as several days).
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To check the main battery level:
•
Press the on/off button to turn the camera on.
The status LCD displays the battery status icon.
Fully charged
Partially charged
Empty
Note:
Battery status icon
On/off button
If the batteries are low when you first turn on the camera, the camera beeps 5 times, the empty battery icon
flashes on the status LCD, the lens retracts, and the status LCD goes blank as the camera turns itself off.
To check the coin battery level:
1.
Status LCD
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
Coin battery icon indicates low charge
or no battery installed
2. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
3. If you do not see the overlay bars, press the Overlay button to turn them
on.
4. Press the Status button (right soft key) to see the camera status.
The coin battery icon appears on the color LCD only if the battery level
is low, or if there is no coin battery installed in the camera.
5. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to exit the Status screen.
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Charging the Batteries
To make sure your NiMH batteries are charged when you need them, we recommend charging them overnight using
the battery charger included in the camera package. Once the batteries are fully charged, remove them from the
charger.
Note:
The batteries reach optimum charge capacity for the first time after they have been drained and charged
four times.
Installing the Memory Card
The “film” used in the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera is a removable, reusable CompactFlash memory card.
To install the memory card:
1.
Slide the memory card door latch down to open the memory card door.
Memory card
door latch
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2. If you are removing an existing card:
Caution: Before you remove a memory card from the camera, make sure the memory card access light is off
(see the picture below).
•
Press the memory card release button to release the card from the slot.
•
Remove the card.
Memory card
access light
Memory card door
CompactFlash
memory card
Memory card
release button
3. Insert the new memory card so that the front of the card faces the front of the camera and the edge with pinholes
is placed into the camera first.
4. Gently push the memory card all the way into the camera until it stops.
5. Close the memory card door.
Tip:
If you cannot close the memory card door, you may not have inserted the memory card correctly.
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Checking the Memory Card Status
The memory card icon on the camera’s status LCD indicates the status of the memory card. If there is
not a memory card installed in the camera, the memory card icon has a flashing X over it, the number of
photos remaining is 000, and a red light appears to the left of the viewfinder.
•
Press the on/off button to turn the camera on.
The status LCD displays the memory card status icon and the number of photos remaining. The Status menu
displays the memory card inserted icon on the color LCD. (See “Using the Color LCD” on page 33 for more
information about the Status menu.)
Memory card status
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The number of photos a memory card can store depends on the memory
card’s storage capacity and the settings that you choose for each photo. The
number is a conservative estimate, so you might find that you can take more
photos than it indicates.
Memory card indicator
You can also check the status of the memory card using the memory card
indicator on the color LCD. For example, you can see from the indicator in the
graphic that the memory card is more than half full.
Formatting a Memory Card
Most CompactFlash memory cards are already formatted when you buy
them. But if you buy a memory card that has not been formatted, you need to format it before you can use it in the
camera.
To format a memory card:
1.
Insert the memory card and turn the camera on. The camera can be in any mode.
If the memory card is not formatted, the color LCD displays a message asking if you want to format the memory
card.
2. Press the Format button (left soft key).
The camera formats the memory card.
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Camera Basics
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn the camera power on:
•
Press the on/off button to turn the camera power on.
The camera lens automatically extends, and the status LCD displays
the status of the camera.
Tip:
Remember to remove the lens cover before taking a photo. To
remind yourself, always replace the lens cover with the leash
attachment pointing up so that you see it when you look
through the viewfinder.
Status LCD
On/off button
To turn the camera power off:
•
Press the on/off button to turn the camera power off.
The camera lens automatically retracts and the status LCD goes blank.
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Sleep Mode
To conserve battery power, the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera automatically “sleeps” after a period of no
activity. This period of time differs depending on the camera mode and the power source. For example, if you are
using battery power and you do not press any camera buttons for 30 seconds, the color LCD turns itself off and the
camera sleeps. The camera also turns itself off and retracts the lens after 10 minutes with battery power, and after 30
minutes with AC adapter power. For more information about the sleep and shutoff times, see “Setting Auto Shutoff”
on page 64.
To “wake up” the camera:
•
Press any button.
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Using the Camera Modes
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has four modes. The camera
mode determines which features and menu options are active.
Use the camera mode dial to select the mode.
Camera mode dial
Mode
Functions
Rec (Record)
• Take photos
• Preview photos on the camera’s color LCD or a television
Rev (Review)
• View thumbnails of your photos
• Mark, categorize, group, protect, and delete photos
• View photos on the camera’s color LCD or a television
• Transmit photos via infrared
Play
• View one photo at a time, using the entire color LCD
• Play back Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photo sequences
• Create slide shows
• View photos on the camera’s color LCD or a television
PC
• View photos on a computer monitor when the camera is connected to a computer
• Share, print, and download photos
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Understanding the Viewfinder Indicator Light
Viewfinder indicator light
The indicator light appears to the left of the viewfinder.
The color of the light changes depending on the camera mode and at
different stages in the photography process. If the flashing light indicates
a camera error, a message also displays on the status or color LCD.
Light color
Meaning
Red (flashing)
• Memory card problem
• No memory card
• Full memory card
• Internal memory full (only for burst photos)
• Batteries low
• Camera error
Red (solid)
• Flash charging
Orange (flashing)
• Camera initializing from Sleep mode
Orange (solid)
• Auto Focus failed or photo underexposure will
occur (flash off and insufficient light)
• Slow shutter (not enough light or tripod needed)
Green (flashing)
• Sending a photo via JetSend
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Light color
Meaning
Green (solid)
• Camera is ready to take a photo (Auto Exposure
and Auto Focus have been completed)
• Continuous Auto Exposure activated
Using the Color LCD
The color LCD is located on the back of the HP PhotoSmart C500
Digital Camera. Use the color LCD to frame or view your photos and to
access the camera’s menus. You can adjust the brightness of the color
LCD to suit lighting conditions. For example, if you are using the camera
outside in bright sunlight, you can make the color LCD brighter (see
below).
Color LCD
The display on the color LCD varies with each camera mode. The
following table indicates whether the color LCD is on or off in each
mode, and the default display.
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Mode
Status
Display
Rec (Record)
Off. You can turn the color LCD on by
pressing the color LCD on/off button.
No display unless you turn the color LCD
on.
Rev (Review)
Turns on automatically.
Turns off automatically after 30 seconds if
you are using battery power.
Displays thumbnails of photos stored on
the memory card.
Play
Turns on automatically.
Turns off automatically after 30 seconds if
you are using battery power.
Displays photos stored on the memory
card using the entire color LCD screen.
PC
Off.
No display.
Tip:
The color LCD uses a lot of battery power. If you are not using an AC power adapter, you may want to limit
your use of the color LCD.
To adjust the brightness of the color LCD:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to
Rec.
Rec
Menu
button
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the
Preferences menu. LCD Brightness is highlighted.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
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5. Use the 4-way arrow button to adjust the color LCD brightness. A higher
number gives a brighter display.
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to activate and save the new
settings, and exit the menus.
Tip:
The brightness of the color LCD affects battery life; the brighter
the color LCD, the more power it uses. You may want to lower the
brightness level if you use the color LCD often.
Overlay Bars
Overlay bars appear at the top and bottom of the color LCD. They provide you with information about the camera
settings, such as the type of photo (Still, Burst or Timelapse). They also indicate the functions of the soft keys.
The number of overlay bars and the information they provide varies with each camera mode. In Rev (Review) mode,
the lower overlay bar is always visible. In Rec (Record) mode you can choose whether or not to see the overlay bars.
In Play mode you can choose to see both overlay bars, just the lower bar, or neither of the bars. You can find
information about the icons that appear on the overlay bars throughout this guide.
Overlay
button
Overlay bars
Color LCD
on/off button
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To turn the overlay bars on or off in Rec (Record) mode:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the color LCD on/off button.
By default both the overlay bars appear.
3. Press the Overlay button to turn the overlay bars off and on.
To turn the overlay bars on or off in Play mode:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
By default only the lower overlay bar appears.
2. Press the Overlay button once to turn off the overlay bar. Press the button again to see both the overlay bars.
You can continue pressing the Overlay button to toggle between the three options.
Lower overlay bar
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Soft Keys
Soft keys are buttons that change function depending on the
camera mode, state, and menu option. Each soft key function is
labeled on the lower overlay bar, above the key that is used to
activate the function. If the overlay bars are off, you can still use
the function by pressing a soft key. For example, if the camera is
in Play mode and the overlay bars are turned off, you can press
the center soft key (the zoom button) once to turn the lower
overlay bar on, and then a second time to zoom in on the photo.
Soft keys
Using the Camera Menus
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera menus display on the color LCD. You can use these menus to adjust
camera settings and use camera features. The menus vary with each camera mode. Use the color LCD and the
controls on the back of the camera to access the camera menus and select the menu options. Menu options are
described in detail throughout this guide. For a list of options, see “Menu Structure” on page 124 in Appendix B.
Menu button
Menus display on the
color LCD
4-way arrow
button
Soft keys
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To use the camera menus:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to the mode you want to use.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the right and left sides of the 4-way arrow button to select a menu.
4. Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to scroll through a menu’s options.
5. Press the soft keys to select or edit a menu option, or to exit the camera menus.
Note:
You must press the Exit button to save the settings and exit the menus. If you change the camera mode while
you are selecting the menu options, the camera does not save the new settings. You must exit all menus
before you can turn the color LCD off.
Setting the Date and Time
Before you begin taking photos, set the correct date and time. The camera stores the date and time with other
information about the photo, and displays it in Rev (Review) mode. When you turn your camera on, the color LCD
prompts you to set the date and time under any of the following conditions:
•
The first time you use your camera.
•
After removing or replacing the coin battery when you have not installed the NiMH batteries and are not using
an AC power adapter.
•
After losing power in both the coin and NiMH batteries at the same time.
You can also use the Preferences camera menu in Rec (Record) mode to change the date and time as needed.
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Menu button
4-way arrow
button
Soft keys
To set the date and time when prompted by the color LCD:
1.
Select a format for the date and time:
•
Press the Format button (left soft key).
•
Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the format you want.
•
Press the Select button (left soft key).
Note:
A camera’s default date and time formats match the camera’s language. For example, cameras with the
language set to English have a default date format of MM/DD/YY and a default time format of 12 hours.
Cameras with the language set to French have a default date format of DD/MM/YY and a default time
format of 24 hours.
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2. Set the date and time:
•
Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to select a
value for the highlighted field.
•
Use the right side of the 4-way arrow button to save the value in the
current field and to move to another field. The fields are month, day,
year, hour, minute, and in 12 hour format, AM or PM.
3. When you have finished, press the Exit button (right soft key).
To change the date and time using the camera menu:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then
scroll down to Date & Time.
Time
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. If you want to change the date and time formats from the ones displayed
on the color LCD:
•
Press the Format button (left soft key).
•
Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the format you want.
•
Press the Select button (left soft key).
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6. Set the date and time:
•
Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to select a
value for the highlighted field.
•
Use the right side of the 4-way arrow button to save the value in the
current field and to move to another field. The fields are month, day,
year, hour, minute, and in 12 hour format, AM or PM.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit
the menus.
Changing the Language
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera allows you to change the language used for the camera menus, overlay
bars, and default date and time formats.
To change the language:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the language you want to use.
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6. Press the Select button (left soft key).
A check mark appears next to the selected language and the language immediately changes.
7. When you have finished, press the right soft key, which will be labeled Exit in the language selected.
Changing the Camera’s Name
The camera’s default name is HP C500. The name appears in the photo information only if you use the memory
card in another camera. For example, if you and a friend both have HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Cameras, you can
share your photos by exchanging memory cards. Any photos that you have taken will display on your friend’s
camera with your camera’s name in the photo information.
To change the camera’s name:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then scroll down to Camera Name.
Name
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
•
Use the left soft key to toggle between capital letters, lower case
letters, numbers, and special characters: A-capital letters, a-lower
case letters, 1-numbers, %-special characters.
•
Use the center soft key to add a space between letters and characters.
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•
Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to select a letter, number, or special character for the
camera name.
•
Use the right side of the 4-way arrow button to save the letter, number, or special character.
5. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Using an AC Power Adapter (recommended)
To preserve battery life, use an AC power adapter that HP has approved for use with the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital
Camera. Use the adapter as your power source when you connect your camera to a computer or a television, or
when using the color LCD for an extended period of time.
Note:
An AC power adapter provides power to the camera. It does not recharge the batteries.
AC power adapters are available from www.hpshopping.com.
www.hpshopping.com For AC power adapter specifications, refer to HP’s
PhotoSmart Web site at www.photosmart.com.
www.photosmart.com
To connect an AC power adapter:
1.
Plug the adapter into a power source (such as a wall outlet or power
strip).
2. Connect the round end of the adapter cable to the camera.
Note:
AC power
adapter
connection
If you want to use battery power, remove the AC adapter from the power source and the camera. If the AC
adapter is connected to the camera, even if it is not connected to a power source, the camera will not use
battery power.
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Chapter 3 -Taking Photos
This chapter describes the process of taking photos with your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera, including how
to take Still, Burst, and Timelapse photos, and detailed descriptions of adjusting the camera settings. If you want a
quick overview, see the Basics guide that you received with your camera.
There are three settings you can use to take photos: Still, Burst, and Timelapse.
Still
Use this setting for taking a single color or black and white photo.
Burst
Use this setting for taking up to 4 photos in rapid succession.
Timelapse
Use this setting for taking several photos, with a set amount of time (1 minute to 24
hours) between photos.
Tip:
The Burst setting is ideal for taking action photos. Use the Timelapse setting for observing a subject over a
longer period of time.
Overview
Taking a Photo
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has a 2-step Shutter button. When you press the Shutter button 1/2 way
down, the camera adjusts the focus and exposure of the photo. After these settings are adjusted, a green light
appears to the left of the viewfinder, indicating that you can press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
photo. You may want to practice to get used to the timing, before taking important photos.
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To take a photo:
Shutter button
1.
Remove the lens cover.
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
The camera is automatically ready to take a Still photo.
3. Frame your subject in the viewfinder.
4. Press and hold the Shutter button 1/2 way down to allow the
camera to adjust the focus and exposure.
Camera mode dial
On/off button
5. When you see the green light to the left of the viewfinder, press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
photo. Wait for the beeps, indicating your photo has been taken, then release the Shutter button.
Tip:
When you are taking a photo, be especially careful to keep your fingers away from the lens, flash, and
sensors on the front of the camera. The following illustrations give you examples of how to hold the camera.
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Checking the Camera Status
Use the status LCD and the color LCD to check the status of the camera. Basic camera information such as battery
level, number of photos remaining, photo quality, flash status, and memory card status display on the status LCD.
The color LCD shows information such as the number of photos stored on the memory card, the current
compression level, resolution setting, and battery status.
Using the Status LCD
Use the status LCD on the top of the camera to check the status of the memory card, the battery level, and the
number of photos available on the memory card. The status LCD also displays the flash and photo quality settings,
and any camera error messages.
Memory
Battery level
card status
Flash
Photos
remaining
Photo quality
To view the camera status on the status LCD:
•
Press the on/off button to turn the camera on.
Individual icons are discussed throughout this guide or you can see a list of all the icons in Appendix B “Icons”
on page 129.
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Using the Color LCD
Use the color LCD on the back of the camera to check current camera settings and status, including the number of
photos stored on the memory card, and the compression and resolution settings.
To view the camera status on the color LCD:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to
Rec.
Rec
2. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color
LCD on.
Color LCD
3. Press the Status button (right soft key).
The color LCD displays the current camera settings
and status. To change the camera settings, use the
camera menus. See the following sections of this
chapter for details. One or more icons may also
appear on the Status screen, depending on the
camera status.
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Memory card inserted
Battery status
Images taken The number of photos stored on the
memory card.
Compression The current compression level.
Resolution
The current resolution setting.
White Bal
The current white balance setting.
Digita
The camera firmware version number.
Color LCD Status
4. When you have finished viewing the camera status, press the Exit button (right soft key).
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Taking Still, Burst and Timelapse Photos
Taking Still Photos
Use the Still setting to take one photo each time you press the Shutter button.
To take a Still photo:
1.
Number of
photos available
Shutter button
Remove the lens cover.
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
The status LCD displays the approximate number of photos
available on the memory card. The camera is not ready until
this number appears.
3. Adjust your camera settings as needed. See “Adjusting the
Camera Settings” on page 42 for details.
Status LCD
Camera mode dial
On/off button
4. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on, then press the left soft key until the
Still icon appears on the lower overlay bar.
Tip:
To conserve battery power, turn the color LCD off after you choose the photo type.
Still icon
5. Frame your subject in the viewfinder, then press and hold the Shutter button 1/2 way down to allow the camera
to adjust the focus and exposure. If you see an orange light to the left of the viewfinder, you may need to
change the flash setting to adjust for the lighting conditions.
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6. When you see the green light to the left of the viewfinder, press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
photo. Wait for the beeps, indicating the photo has been taken, before releasing the Shutter button.
7. If Instant Review is on, your photo appears briefly on the color LCD. If you are happy with the photo, press the
Save button (right soft key) to save it on the memory card. If not, press the Delete button (center soft key) to
discard the photo and try again. If you do not press either button, the camera automatically saves the photo.
Taking Burst Photos
Use the Burst setting to take photos in rapid succession while holding the Shutter button down. You can take up to
four photos at a rate of one to three frames per second. The Burst setting is recommended for taking action photos.
The default Burst rate is two frames per second. If you want to change the Burst rate, see below. Note that you cannot
use the flash for Burst photos; the flash button is inactive.
Note:
Burst photos take longer to process than Still photos because the camera takes up to three frames per
second rather than a single photo.
To take Burst photos:
1.
Number of
photos available
Shutter button
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
The status LCD displays the approximate number of photos
available on the memory card. The camera is not ready until
this number appears.
2. Adjust your camera settings as needed. See “Adjusting the
Camera Settings” on page 42 for details.
3. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
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4. Press the left soft key until the Burst icon appears on the lower overlay bar.
Tip:
To conserve battery power, turn the color LCD off after you choose the photo type.
Burst icon
If there is not enough space on the memory card for the number of photos specified, the red
light to the left of the viewfinder flashes and the upper overlay bar displays “Not enough memory.” To solve this
problem, insert a new memory card, or try a lower photo quality setting.
5. Frame your subject in the viewfinder, then press and hold the Shutter button 1/2 way down to allow the camera
to adjust the focus and exposure. If you see an orange light to the left of the viewfinder, there may not be
enough light on your subject. You can still take the photo.
6. When you see a green light to the left of the viewfinder, press the Shutter button all the way down and hold it for
the amount of time you want to take photos, or until the camera beeps.
Tip:
If you are taking an action sequence, you can move the camera to follow your subject as you hold the
Shutter button down.
7. If Instant Review is on, your first photo appears briefly on the color LCD. If you are happy with the photo, press
the Save button (right soft key) to save the series of photos on the memory card. If not, press the Delete button
(center soft key) to discard the photos and try again. Pressing Delete discards the entire series of photos, not just
the first photo. If you do not press either button, the camera automatically saves the photo.
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To change the Burst rate:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
The color LCD displays the Media Settings menu.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Burst.
Burst
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key), and then scroll down to Burst Rate.
Rate
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to choose the desired setting, from 1 to 3
frames per second.
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save your settings and exit the menus.
Taking Timelapse Photos
Use the Timelapse setting to take a series of photos at preset time intervals. You can specify the number of photos
you want the camera to take, as well as the amount of time between photos. It is recommended that you attach the
camera to a tripod, or place it on a firm surface at an appropriate distance and height from the subject, to keep the
camera steady.
It is recommended that you use an AC power adapter for long Timelapse photo sequences. See “Using an AC Power
Adapter (recommended)” on page 29 for more information.
Tip:
By default the camera takes 10 photos with 1 minute intervals between photos. If you want to change the
Timelapse settings, see below.
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To take Timelapse photos:
1.
Number of
photos available
Shutter button
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
The status LCD displays the approximate number of photos
available on the memory card. The camera is not ready until
this number appears.
2. Adjust your camera settings as needed. See “Adjusting the
Camera Settings” on page 42 for details.
Status LCD
Camera mode dial
On/off button
3. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
4. Press the left soft key until the Timelapse icon appears on the lower overlay bar.
Tip:
To conserve battery power, turn the color LCD off after you choose the photo type.
Timelapse
icon
If there is not enough space on the memory card for the number of photos specified, the
red light to the left of the viewfinder flashes and the upper overlay bar displays “Not enough memory.” To solve
this problem, insert a new memory card, try a lower photo quality setting or decrease the number of photos
specified in the Timelapse settings.
5. Frame your subject in the viewfinder, then press and hold the Shutter button 1/2 way down to allow the camera
to adjust the focus and exposure. If you see an orange light to the left of the viewfinder, there may not be
enough light on your subject. You can still take the photo.
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6. When you see a green light to the left of the viewfinder, press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
first photo. Wait for the beeps, indicating the photo has been taken, before releasing the Shutter button.
The camera automatically takes the number of photos at the time interval specified in the Timelapse settings.
Tip:
If you want to stop taking photos before the camera reaches the number of photos specified in the
Timelapse settings, press the Stop button (right soft key).
7. If Instant Review is on and you are using an AC power adapter, your first photo appears on the color LCD; an
indicator on the upper overlay bar shows the number of photos that have been taken and a timer counts down
the time until the next photo is taken.
If Instant Review is on and you are using batteries, your first photo appears briefly on the color LCD. The color
LCD turns itself off after 30 seconds.
Once the series of photos has been taken and the first photo appears on the color LCD, press the Save button
(right soft key) to save the series of photos on the memory card, or press the Delete button (center soft key) to
discard the photos and try again. Pressing Delete discards the entire series of photos, not just the first one. If
you do not press either button, the camera automatically saves the photos.
To change the Timelapse settings:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
The color LCD displays the Media Settings menu.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll down to Timelapse.
Timelapse
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
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5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select a setting to change.
Setting
Description
Default
Interval
This is the amount of time you want the camera to wait before
taking the next photo. Select from 1 minute to 24 hours.
1 min
# Images
This is the number of photos you want the camera to take.
Select from 2 to 1000 photos.
10
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to select the desired setting.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save your settings and exit the menus.
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Adjusting the Camera Settings
Taking Black and White Photos
You can take either color or black and white photos using the Still, Burst, or Timelapse settings. The default is color.
This setting remains until you change it, even if you turn the camera off.
To change to color or black and white photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Select the photo type.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key), then scroll down to Color.
Color
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to choose B&W (black and white) or Full
color.
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
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Changing the Flash Setting
To change the flash setting:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Flash button repeatedly until the flash setting you want
displays on the status LCD. The flash setting is effective for Still
and Timelapse photos, and remains until you change it, even if
you turn the camera off.
Note:
Flash button
You cannot use the flash for Burst photos; the flash button is inactive.
The flash settings are indicated by icons on the status LCD:
Auto
On
The flash will be used, regardless of the lighting conditions.
Off
The flash will not be used, regardless of the lighting conditions.
Auto with red-eye
reduction
Note:
The camera determines the need for a flash based on lighting
conditions. This is the default setting.
The flash will be used if needed. Red-eye reduction minimizes the
occurrence of red-eye in photos of people or animals by flashing
twice.
The flash needs to recharge between photos. When the red light next to the viewfinder is off, you can
take another flash photo.
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You can also change the flash settings using the camera menus.
To select a flash setting using the camera menus:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then scroll
down to Capture.
Capture
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll to Flash.
Flash
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to select a flash setting. See the table above for information about each of the flash
settings.
Note:
You cannot use the flash for Burst photos. If you choose a flash setting from the menu but you are
taking Burst photos, the setting will not be effective until you take your next Still or Timelapse photo.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Tip:
To conserve battery power, turn the color LCD off after you choose the setting.
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Adjusting the Photo Quality
The photo quality setting determines the photo’s resolution and compression. Because of this, it also affects how
many photos can be stored on the memory card. The photo quality setting remains the same for each photo of the
same type (Still, Burst, and Timelapse) until you change it, even if you turn the camera off and on again.
When selecting the photo quality, keep in mind:
•
How you plan to use the photo (on screen, printed, enlarged, etc.).
•
Higher photo quality requires more space on the memory card; lower photo quality requires less space.
•
Because photo quality affects the number of photos that can be stored on the memory card, the number of
available photos (displayed on the status LCD) changes as you change the photo quality. The number of photos
is a conservative estimate, so you might find that you can take more photos than it indicates.
•
You can use different photo quality settings for different photos on the same memory card.
•
You can choose different photo quality settings for Still, Burst and Timelapse photos.
•
The camera processes photos with Fine or Super-fine diamond photo quality faster than those with lower photo
quality. If you want to take several photos, one after the other, in a short period of time, use the Fine or Superfine photo quality setting.
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To adjust the photo quality:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Photo Quality button repeatedly until the desired photo quality setting displays on the status LCD.
Photo quality icon
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Each of the photo quality settings corresponds to a combination of resolution and compression settings. The
diamond icons on the status LCD indicate photo quality as follows:
Photo quality
Description
Resolution
Compression
E-mail
Is the most memory-efficient. Use this
setting for photos that you plan to send
via e-mail, place on the Internet, use for
screen savers or wallpaper, or print up to
3x5 inch prints.
Low
(640x480 pixels)
High
Basic
Produces quality photos and uses less
memory than Fine mode. Use this setting
for photos that you plan to store on your
disk or in a database, or print up to 4x6
inch prints.
Medium
(1152x864 pixels)
Medium
Fine
Produces high-quality photos and
requires less memory than Super-fine
mode. Use this setting for photos that
you plan to print up to 5x7 inch prints.
This is the default setting.
High
(1600x1200 pixels)
Medium
Super-fine
Produces the highest-quality photos and
uses the most memory. Use this setting
for taking photos you plan to enlarge
and print.
High
(1600x1200 pixels)
Low
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You can also adjust the photo quality by adjusting the individual resolution and compression settings for each of the
three types of photos: Still, Burst and Timelapse.
To adjust the photo quality using the menus:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Select the photo type.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select a resolution or compression
setting to change.
Setting
Description
Default
Resolution
This is the number of pixels in each photo. More pixels results in
higher photo quality. Choose from High, Medium, or Low. Select a
higher resolution for photos that you want to enlarge. Select a lower
resolution for photos that you want to email (so that the photo file
size is small).
High
Compression This is the amount each photo is compressed. The compression level
is a trade-off between photo quality and storage space: the lower the
compression level, the higher the photo quality but the larger the
photo file size. Choose from High, Medium, or Low. Select a lower
compression level for better quality photos. Select a higher
compression level to save space on the memory card.
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6. Use the 4-way arrow button to select the desired setting.
As you decide which settings to use, remember that there is a trade-off between resolution and compression.
Higher resolution photos provide better quality, but if you use high resolution and high compression, some of
the photo’s detail will be lost.
Some combinations of settings correspond to the camera’s standard settings indicated by the photo quality
diamonds on the status LCD. If you choose to use combinations of settings that do not correspond to the
camera’s standard photo quality settings, you will see no photo quality diamonds on the status LCD. This just
means that you are using a custom photo quality setting.
Tip:
If you aren’t sure which settings to select, press the Default button (left soft key).
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save your settings and exit the menus.
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Using the Zoom
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has optical zoom and digital zoom. Optical zoom uses the lens to focus in
on a distant object. Use it to increase the size of a subject that is distant from you. Digital zoom selects pixels from
the center of the photo and enlarges the image further. Use digital zoom once you have reached the maximum
optical zoom, to increase the size of your subject even further.
Zoom type
When to use it
Example
Optical (3x) Use this setting when your subject is distant
from you and you want to increase or
decrease its size in the photo.
You are taking a photo of a scene and you
want to zoom in on a tree.
Digital (2x)
You are taking a photo of a scene and you
want to increase the size of a bird in the tree.
Use this setting when your subject is distant
from you and you want to increase its size
more than you can with the optical zoom.
If you use the digital zoom, your photos will have lower resolution than they usually would for a particular photo
quality setting. It is recommended that you print these photos in smaller sizes.
Photo quality
Standard resolution
Resolution with digital zoom
640x480 pixels
640x480 pixels
1152x864 pixels
800x600 pixels
1600x1200 pixels
800x600 pixels
1600x1200 pixels
800x600 pixels
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To use optical zoom:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. As you frame your subject in the viewfinder, move the Zoom control
to the right to zoom in on your subject, or to the left to zoom out.
Zoom control
3. Take your photo.
To use digital zoom:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
Note:
The color LCD must be on for digital zoom.
3. If you do not see the overlay bars on the color LCD, press the Overlay button to turn the overlay bars on.
4. Zoom all the way in on your subject using the Zoom control. Release the Zoom control and
then press it to the right again.
The digital zoom icon displays in the top overlay bar.
5. Frame your subject on the color LCD rather than through the viewfinder. Use the Zoom
control to make further adjustments.
Digital zoom
icon
6. Take your photo.
7. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD and digital zoom off.
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Using Macro Mode
Use macro mode to take close-up photos of small objects. For example, use macro mode to take a close-up photo of
a flower.
To turn on macro mode:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
Note:
The color LCD must be on for macro mode.
3. If you do not see the overlay bars on the color LCD, press the Overlay button to turn the overlay bars on.
4. Press the center soft key until the macro mode icon appears in color at the center of the lower
overlay bar.
Note:
The center soft key toggles between the self-timer and macro mode so that you can
take photos using just one of the modes, or both at the same time. The icons appear in
color if they are on. Keep pressing the button until you have selected the combination
of self-timer and macro mode that you want; one on, both on, or both off.
5. View your subject through the viewfinder, and then frame your photo on the color LCD.
Macro mode
icon
Self-timer
icon
6. Take your photo.
7. Press the center soft key twice to turn macro mode off. The macro mode icon appears in black and white,
indicating that macro mode is off.
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Adjusting the Camera Settings
Using the Self-Timer
Use the self-timer to take a photo of yourself or a posed group photo. Ten seconds (:10) is the default amount of time
the camera waits before taking the photo. You can change this delay time to 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
Note:
The self-timer is only available for Still photos.
To use the self-timer:
1.
Tripod mount
Attach the camera to a tripod, or place it on a firm surface at an
appropriate distance and height from the subject.
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
3. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
4. Select the Still option:
•
Press the left soft key repeatedly until the Still icon displays
on the lower overlay bar.
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5. Press the center soft key until you see :10 (or the number
of seconds you have set) appear on the upper overlay
bar, and the self-timer icon appear in color on the lower
overlay bar.
Note:
The center soft key toggles between the selftimer and macro modes so that you can take
photos using just one of the modes, or both at
the same time. The icons appear in color if they
are on. Keep pressing the button until you have
selected the combination of self-timer and
macro mode that you want; one on, both on, or
both off.
Self-timer
activated
Self-timer icon
6. Frame your subject in the viewfinder, then press and hold the Shutter
button 1/2 way down to allow the camera to adjust the focus and
exposure.
Macro mode icon
Self-timer indicator light
7. When you see a green light to the left of the viewfinder, press the
Shutter button all the way down, then release it.
The red self-timer indicator light on the front of the camera starts
blinking. The light blinks faster for the final 3 seconds, then stops
blinking just before the camera takes the photo.
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To change the self-timer delay:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the color LCD on/off button to turn the color LCD on.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then
scroll down to Capture.
5. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
6. Scroll to Self-Timer.
7. Use the 4-way arrow button to decrease or increase the number of seconds the camera waits before taking the
photo. You can select 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
8. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
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Setting the Exposure
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera automatically adjusts the amount of light in your photo for different
lighting conditions. It includes two automatic methods (Matrix and Spot) which calculate the exposure setting
differently. To make the final photo lighter or darker than the automatic exposure would produce, you can also
manually adjust the exposure. Exposure can be adjusted as much as +/-1.5 EVs (Exposure Values) in 0.3 EV
increments.
To change the exposure setting:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Photo Assist menu.
The Photo Assist menu displays with Exposure selected.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select an exposure option.
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Option
Description
Default
EV
Select EV (Exposure Value) to manually adjust the exposure
from -1.5 EV to +1.5 EV, in 0.3 EV increments, + values for lighter
photos, - values for darker photos.
0
AE Method Select AE (Automatic Exposure) Method to have the camera
automatically adjust the exposure for different lighting
conditions. There are two AE methods, Matrix and Spot. Matrix
calculates the exposure by taking the average of several points
of light in the photo. Spot calculates the exposure by reading
the light from one small spot in the center of the photo.
Matrix
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to choose a setting.
Tip:
If you aren’t sure which settings to select, press the Default button (left soft key).
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
If you use the AE method,
method you can also adjust whether the camera continuously calculates the exposure
(Continuous AE), or calculates the exposure when you press the Shutter button 1/2 way down and then locks the
exposure (Auto Exposure Lock). If you are taking a photo of a scene that has darker and lighter sections, (for
example, a subject standing in a shadow) Auto Exposure Lock can help you to expose the photo correctly. For
example, you can aim the camera at a darker part of the scene, press the Shutter button 1/2 way down, and then
move the camera to include a brighter part of the scene.
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To adjust the AE method’s meter setting:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then scroll down to Meter.
Meter
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select an exposure option.
•
Continuous AE calculates the automatic exposure continuously
when you press the Shutter button.
•
Auto Exposure Lock calculates the automatic exposure when you
press the Shutter button 1/2 way down, and then locks the exposure
at that setting.
6. Press the Select button (left soft key) to choose an option.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Setting the White Balance
For the truest color reproduction in your photos, the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera automatically adjusts the
balance of colors to make a true white in different lighting conditions. You can manually adjust this setting to have
the camera compensate for specific lighting conditions. The white balance setting remains the same until you
change it, even if you turn the camera off.
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To manually adjust the white balance setting:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Photo Assist menu, then
scroll down to White Balance.
Balance
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select a white balance option.
Setting
Select this option when
Auto
You want the camera to automatically sense the lighting conditions and
adjust the white balance appropriately for optimum color reproduction in
your photo. Auto is the default.
Daylight
You are taking a photo in daylight without artificial lighting.
Fluorescent
You are taking a photo under fluorescent light.
Tungsten
You are taking a photo under normal incandescent light, such as the light
from tungsten filament light bulbs in household lamps.
Flash
You are using the flash to illuminate the subject.
6. Press the Select button (left soft key).
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
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Using Instant Review
After you take a photo, Instant Review briefly displays the photo on the color LCD, even if you have not turned the
color LCD on. If you are happy with the photo, you can then save it on the memory card. If not, you can discard the
photo and try again. If you do not use Instant Review, the camera automatically saves the photo. Instant Review
defaults to off, so if you want to use this feature, you need to turn it on first.
Tip:
If you want to take several photos in quick succession, turn Instant Review off. With Instant Review on, the
camera takes longer to process each photo.
To turn Instant Review on or off:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then
scroll down to Capture.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll to Instant Review.
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Instant Review on or off.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
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To use Instant Review:
1.
Take your photo.
After a few seconds, your photo appears briefly on the color LCD.
Note:
If your photo does not appear on the color LCD, you need to turn Instant Review on.
2. Press the Save button (right soft key) to save your photo, or press the Delete button (center soft key) to discard
the photo.
Note:
The camera automatically saves the photo if you do not specify that you want to save or delete it. You
can clear the color LCD and save the photo by pressing the Shutter button 1/2 way down.
3. If you chose to delete the photo, press the Delete button (left soft key) to confirm the deletion. If you do not
confirm that you want to delete the photo before the photo disappears from the color LCD, the camera saves the
photo.
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Setting the Eye Start
Eye Start brings the camera out of sleep mode and starts adjusting the exposure when your eye is close to the
viewfinder. Eye Start works by using sensors located next to the viewfinder. It is on by default.
To turn Eye Start on or off:
1.
Eye Start sensors
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode
dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the
Preferences menu, then scroll down to Capture.
Capture
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Eye Start on or off.
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit
the menus.
Setting Hand Held
The camera has a Hand Held setting which helps you to take photos that are
clear and sharp. If the Hand Held setting is on, the camera allows you to take photos with a slowest shutter speed of
1/8 second. By default, Hand Held is on. If you turn the Hand Held setting off, the camera allows you take photos
with a shutter speed as slow as 2 seconds. It is recommended that you use the camera with a tripod, or place the
camera on a firm, stable surface if you need to use a slow shutter speed.
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To turn Hand Held on or off:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then scroll down to Capture.
Capture
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll down to Hand Held.
Held
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Hand Held on or off.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Setting the Counter Reset
Counter Reset allows you to choose how you want to number your photos on the memory card. If you want to start
numbering photos from 1 each time you delete all the photos from the memory card, turn Counter Reset on. If you
want to continue numbering photos, even after erasing all the photos from the memory card, so that you know the
total number of photos you have taken since you bought the camera, turn Counter Reset off. It is off by default.
To set Counter Reset:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then scroll down to Capture.
Capture
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4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll down to Counter Reset.
Reset
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Counter Reset on or off.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Setting Auto Shutoff
Your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has an automatic shutoff, which is designed to help conserve battery life
during periods of inactivity. Auto Shutoff is on by default. It is recommended that you turn Auto Shutoff off when
you are downloading photos to your computer.
Auto Shutoff turns off camera functions after the following periods of inactivity:
Power source
Camera mode
Sleep
Power off
Battery power
Rec, Rev, Play
30 seconds
10 minutes
PC
4 minutes
10 minutes
AC power adapter
Rec, Rev, Play, PC
30 minutes
•
If the camera is in sleep mode, press any button to “wake up” the camera.
•
If the camera has turned itself off, press the on/off button to turn it back on.
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To turn Auto Shutoff on or off:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then
scroll down to General.
General
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll down to Auto Shutoff.
Shutoff
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Auto Shutoff on or off.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to save the settings and exit the menus.
Setting the Beep
The camera uses a beep to communicate that an event has taken place. For example, when you take a photo, the
camera beeps to let you know that it has finished capturing the image. Beep is on by default.
The camera beeps:
•
Twice after a photo has been taken.
•
Once at the beginning of a Burst series, and then twice at the end of the series.
•
For 3 seconds when the batteries are low.
•
When you turn the camera on, if the memory card is damaged or unformatted.
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•
When you press the Shutter button, if the memory card is full.
•
If the camera is on and you insert a full memory card.
To turn the Beep on or off:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rec.
Rec
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Preferences menu, then
scroll down to General.
General
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to turn Beep on or off.
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
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Chapter 4 - Viewing Photos
Overview
After you have taken some photos with your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera, you can view them on the
camera’s color LCD or on a television screen. Depending on the camera mode you use (Review or Play), you can:
•
view thumbnails of your photos
•
view one photo at a time using the entire screen
•
play back Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photo sequences
•
create a slideshow
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Overview
See the table below for the features available in each mode.
Mode
What you can do
Review
• View thumbnails of your photos
• View Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photos
• Mark photos for further action
• Delete selected or marked photos
• Protect photos from being deleted
• Categorize photos for easy searching and finding
• Group photos for sorting and printing
• Search for a particular photo
Play
• View one photo at a time, using the entire screen
• Play back Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photo sequences
• Zoom in on photos to see details in close-up
• Delete single or grouped Still, Burst and Timelapse photos
• Create a slideshow on the color LCD or on a television
Tip:
To conserve battery life, use an AC power adapter while viewing photos on the color LCD. See “Using an AC
Power Adapter (recommended)” on page 29 for details.
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Using Review Mode
When you use Review mode, the color LCD automatically displays the photos saved on the memory card. Your
photos appear as small thumbnail images across the top of the display. A larger thumbnail of the selected photo
appears below the small thumbnails; the photo information (the image number, the image date and time, and the
group or camera name) appears on the lower right of the display.
Thumbnails
Selected
photo
Selection
marker
Photo
information
Selecting Photos
To select photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
4-way arrow button
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through the
thumbnails until the selection marker points to the photo
you want. Press and hold the button to scroll through your
photos rapidly.
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Marking Photos
You can “mark” several photos so that when you select an action, the action applies to all marked photos. For
example, you can mark several photos and delete them all at once, rather than deleting one photo at a time. If you
mark any photo that represents a closed group, all the photos in the group are marked.
To mark photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to
Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the photo you
want to mark.
3. Press the Mark button (left soft key).
A notch indicates
a marked photo
A notch appears on the lower right corner of the
selected photo and its matching thumbnail.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to mark additional photos.
OR
To mark all photos, press and hold down the Mark button (left soft key) until Mark All appears on the lower
overlay bar.
Note:
Photos remain marked until you perform an action on them, or until you unmark them.
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To unmark marked photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the photo you want to unmark.
3. Press the Unmark button (left soft key).
The notch disappears from the lower right corner of the selected photo and its matching thumbnail.
You can unmark all the photos on the memory card by pressing and holding down the Unmark button (left soft
key) until Unmark All appears on the lower overlay bar.
Deleting Photos
You can delete a single photo or all marked photos in Review mode. You can also delete single photos in Play mode
(see “Deleting Photos” on page 89).
Note:
Protected photos will not be deleted. See “Protecting Photos” on page 72 for more information.
To delete photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to delete. If you want to delete all the photos, you can choose “Mark
All.” See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more information.
If you want to delete all of the photos in a group, or a Timelapse or Burst series, you can close or collapse the
photos, until just the one photo that represents the group or series is showing. You can then select the photo as
you would a single Still photo, for deleting.
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3. Press the Menu button.
4. Press the Delete button (center soft key).
The color LCD displays a message asking you to confirm that you want to delete the photos.
5. Press the Delete button (left soft key) to delete the photos.
Protecting Photos
Protecting photos prevents them from being deleted from the memory card. You also cannot change the category of
protected photos.
To protect photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to protect. See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more information.
Note:
Protect acts on marked photos if there are any, or on the current photo if there are no marked photos. If
you want to protect just the current photo, first unmark all the photos on the memory card.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Protect.
Protect
5. Press the Protect button (center soft key).
The Protected icon appears in the photo information to indicate that the photo is protected.
Protected icon
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To remove protection from photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to unprotect. See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more
information.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Protect.
Protect
5. Press the Unprotect button (left soft key).
Note:
You must unprotect your protected photos before you can delete them.
Categorizing Photos
You can assign a category to your photos, making them easier to find. You can categorize one photo at a time, or
mark photos and apply one category to all of the marked photos. Categories are also useful when you are creating
a slideshow. For example, you could create a slideshow to share your vacation photos with friends and family.
Note:
You cannot assign or change categories for protected photos.
To categorize photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to categorize. See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more
information.
3. Press the Category button (center soft key).
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4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the category you want to use.
You can choose from the following categories:
• Landscape
• Family
• Triangle
• Vacation
• Pets
• Square
• Friends
• Work
• Circle
5. Press the Select button (left soft key).
A check mark appears next to the category, and the camera
automatically exit the menus. The icon for the category you
selected appears in the photo information.
Category
icon
To deselect a category:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select the photo whose category you want to deselect.
3. Press the Category button (center soft key).
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the category you want to
deselect.
5. Press the Deselect button (left soft key).
The camera automatically exits the menus. The category icon disappears
from the photo information.
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To change a category:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select the photo whose category you want to change.
3. Press the Category button (center soft key).
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the new category you want to select.
5. Press the Select button (left soft key) to deselect the old category and select the new category.
The camera automatically exits the menus. The new category icon appears in the photo information.
Grouping Photos
Grouping photos is similar to categorizing them. An important difference is that grouping also affects the
organization of photos on the memory card. When you create a group, you are creating a folder on the memory
card, like you would create a folder on the hard drive of your computer. As you add photos to the group, they are
organized in the group’s folder.
You can combine groups and categories. Individual photos within a group can each belong to a different category,
or you can put all of the photos in a group into one category.
Note:
If a group is closed, marking the photo that represents the group, marks all the photos in the group.
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Creating and Removing Groups
To create a new group:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to group together. See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more
information.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Group.
Group
5. Press the Create button (left soft key).
Note:
The Create button is available only when there are no existing
groups. If there are existing groups, press the Add button (left
soft key), then press Create New (center soft key).
6. Name the new group. Group names must be eight characters or less and cannot contain spaces.
•
Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the letter you want to use.
•
Use the right side of the 4-way arrow button to add a letter to the name.
•
Use the left side of the 4-way arrow button to delete a letter from the name.
Note:
The camera does not accept group names that begin with BR or TL because these letters are reserved,
regardless of language, for identifying Burst and Timelapse photos on the memory card.
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7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
The name of the group appears in the photo information for all photos in the group. The
Grouped Images icon appears in the photo information for any photo that represents a closed
group.
Grouped
Images icon
To dissolve a group:
Note:
1.
Dissolving a group removes all the photos from the group and deletes the group name. It does not delete
the photos from the memory card. You cannot dissolve protected grouped photos.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to any photo included in the group you want to remove.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Group.
Group
5. Press the Dissolve button (center soft key).
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key).
To delete a group of photos:
Note:
1.
Deleting grouped photos deletes all the photos in the group from the memory card, but does not delete the
group name. Once the photos are deleted, you cannot recover them.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to any photo included in the group you want to delete.
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3. If the group is open, showing links between the photos, close the group by pressing the Close button (right soft
key).
4. Select the photo that represents the group of photos.
5. Press the Menu button.
The Edit menu displays with Delete highlighted.
6. Press the Delete button (center soft key).
7. Press the Delete button (left soft key) to delete all of the photos in the group. Remember that once photos are
deleted, you cannot recover them.
Adding Photos to a Group
To add a photo to a group:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Select a photo or mark the photos you want to add to the group. See “Marking Photos” on page 70 for more
information.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Group.
Group
5. Press the Add button (left soft key).
Note:
The Add button is available only when there are existing groups. See “Creating and Removing Groups”
on page 76 for details.
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6. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the group you want to select.
7. Press the Select button (left soft key).
8. Press the Exit button.
The name of the group appears in the photo information for
all photos in the group. The Grouped Images icon appears
in the photo information for any photo that represents a
closed group.
Grouped
Images icon
Group name
Opening and Closing Groups
Once you have grouped some photos you can close the group
and view just the one photo that represents the group or you can open the group and view all the photos in the
group.
To open grouped photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
Links
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the photo that represents the
group you want to open.
Tip:
The photo representing the group displays the Grouped Images
icon in its photo information.
3. Press the Open button (right soft key).
Thumbnails of all of the photos in the group are displayed with links
between them.
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To close grouped photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to any photo in the group you want to close.
3. Press the Close button (right soft key).
Expanding Burst and Timelapse Photos
When you take Burst or Timelapse photos, the camera takes a series of photos and uses the first photo to represent
the series. You can expand the series to display all the photos on the color LCD, or you can play the series. See
“Viewing Burst, Timelapse, and Grouped Photos” on page 86 for information about playing a series of photos.
To expand Burst or Timelapse photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the photo that represents the Burst or Timelapse series
you want to expand.
Tip:
Burst icon
The photo representing the series displays the Burst or Timelapse icon in its photo
information.
3. Press the Expand button (right soft key).
Thumbnails of all of the photos in the series are displayed with links between them.
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To collapse Burst or Timelapse photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to any photo in the Burst or Timelapse series you want to collapse.
3. Press the Collapse button (right soft key).
Searching for Photos
You can use the Find menu to search for photos by date or by category.
To search for photos by date:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Find menu.
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Enter the range of dates you want the camera to use to search for
photos:
•
Use the right and left sides of the 4-way arrow button to move to
the month, day, and year fields.
•
Use the up and down sides of the 4-way arrow button to change the
month, day, and year.
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Note:
The From date must be prior or equal to the To date.
6. Press the Find button (left soft key).
7. The results of your search appear on the color LCD. The Find icon appears in the lower right
corner to remind you that you are looking at the results of your search.
8. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through the photos. When you have finished, press the Show
All button (center soft key) to resume viewing all photos stored on the memory card.
Note:
Find icon
If there are no photos within the range of dates you have selected, the color LCD displays the message No
images matched search criteria.
criteria You can:
•
Press the Show All button (left soft key) to resume viewing all photos stored on the memory card.
OR
•
Press the Find button (right soft key) to select a new range of dates.
To search for photos by category:
Note:
1.
For more information on categories, see “Categorizing Photos” on page 73.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
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3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Find menu, then scroll down
to By Category.
Category
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the category you want to view.
6. Press the Select button (left soft key).
The results of your search appear on the color LCD. The Find icon
appears in the lower right corner to remind you that you are looking at the results
of your search.
7. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through the photos. When you have finished,
press the Show All button (center soft key) to resume viewing all photos stored on
the memory card.
Note:
Find icon
If there are no photos within the category you have selected, the color LCD displays the message No
images matched search criteria.
criteria You can:
•
Press the Show All button (left soft key) to resume viewing all photos stored on the memory card.
OR
•
Press the Find button (right soft key) to select a new category.
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Using Play Mode
When you use Play mode, the color LCD automatically displays your photos using the entire screen. Photos initially
appear at a low resolution, and then the color LCD refreshes, from the top, to give you a clear, sharp view of your
photo. You can view information about photos on the overlay bars if you turn them on. See “Overlay Bars” on
page 21 for more information.
Viewing Single Photos
To view a single photo:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to
Play.
Play
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through your
photos.
Tip:
Overlay bar
You can press the Overlay button to turn off the overlay bar and see the entire screen, or press it twice
to turn on both overlay bars.
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Zooming In on Your Photos
If you want to see a portion of your photo in more detail, use the Zoom button (center soft key). When you are
zoomed in, you can use the 4-way arrow button to see different parts of the photo. You must exit Zoom before
moving to a different photo.
To zoom in and out:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
2. If the overlay bars are off, press the Overlay button to turn them on.
3. Use the right and left sides of the 4-way arrow button to select the photo you want to view.
4. Zoom in and out:
•
Press the Zoom button (center soft key) to zoom in. You can zoom in three times.
•
Press the Zoom Out button (left soft key) to zoom out. You can zoom out four times.
•
Use the 4-way arrow button to see different parts of the photo.
Each time you zoom in or out, the color LCD refreshes, from the top, to give you a clear, sharp view of your
photo.
5. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to finish zooming and return the display to the original photo size.
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Viewing Burst, Timelapse, and Grouped Photos
You can play back sequences of Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photos at a pre-defined rate, much like a slideshow.
You can view the photos on the camera’s color LCD, or on the television screen (see “Viewing Photos on a Television”
on page 92).
To play back photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
2. If the overlay bars are off, press the Overlay button to turn them on so that you can see the names of the active
soft keys.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Burst, Timelapse, or grouped photos you want to play back.
4. Press the Play button (left soft key).
5. Press the Stop Slideshow button (left soft key) to stop playing back your photos.
To change the playback rate:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Playback Rate.
Rate
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4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Scroll to Timelapse,
Timelapse Burst,
Burst or Group.
Group
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to decrease or increase the Playback Rate.
You can choose a rate of 30, 45, or 60 seconds. The default is 30 seconds.
7. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the
menus.
Creating a Slideshow
You can create a slideshow to display your photos on the color LCD or on a television screen. Your slideshow can
include all of the photos on the memory card, or you can choose a single category of photos to use. See
“Categorizing Photos” on page 73 for more information on categories.
To create and play a slideshow:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
Tip:
Press the Overlay button to turn the overlay bars off so that you can see the entire screen.
2. Press the Menu button.
The Play Settings menu displays with Slideshow highlighted.
3. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
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4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Slideshow option you want to change:
Option
Description
Default
Content
The content of the slideshow can include all of the photos on the
memory card or a single category of photos.
All
Duration
This is the amount of time each photo is displayed. Select from 30,
45, or 60 seconds.
30 seconds
Loop
This determines whether the slideshow will begin again (loop) when
it reaches the last photo.
On
5. Use the 4-way arrow button to select the desired setting.
6. Press the Start button (left soft key) to begin the slide show.
7. You can stop the slideshow at any time by pressing the Stop Slideshow button (left soft key). If the overlay bars
are turned off, the Stop Slideshow label is not visible, but the soft key is still available.
8. After you have stopped the slideshow, press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the
menus.
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Deleting Photos
You can delete a single photo or all of the photos in a group, Burst, or Timelapse sequence in Play mode. You can
also delete photos in Review mode (see “Deleting Photos” on page 71).
Note:
Protected photos will not be deleted. See “Protecting Photos” on page 72 for more information.
To delete photos:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the photo you want to delete.
3. Press the Delete button (right soft key).
The color LCD displays a message asking you to confirm that you want to delete the photo.
4. Press the Delete button (left soft key) to delete the photo.
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Using Your Television
When the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera is connected to a television, the television screen functions the same
as the camera’s color LCD. You can even use your television to view a slide show, making it easy to share your photos
with family and friends.
Selecting the Video Output Format
Before you connect the camera to the television you need to select the video output format. The format that you
choose (NTSC
NTSC or PAL),
PAL depends on your television’s video format.
Note:
Refer to your television owner’s manual for more information about the video format.
To select the video output format:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Play.
Play
2. Press the Menu button
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to Video.
Video
4. Press the Edit button (left soft key).
5. Press the left and right sides of the 4-way arrow button to select NTSC
or PAL.
PAL
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit
the menus.
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Connecting the Camera to a Television
To connect the camera to a television:
1.
Connect the video cable:
•
If you are using an NTSC connection, plug the input (yellow) end of the video cable into your television set’s
video input connector (on most televisions, this is also yellow).
•
If you are using a PAL connection, plug the input (yellow) end of the video cable into the television’s video
input connector. On older sets plug the video cable into a SCART adapter (purchased separately), then plug
the adapter into your television set’s video input connector.
Note:
See your television owner’s manual for specific instructions on
how to locate the video input connector.
2. Plug the other end of the video cable into the camera.
Video Out
3. On your television, set the video input to be the video input connector
where you connected the camera. See your television owner’s manual
for instructions on how to set the video input.
Tip:
To conserve battery life, use an AC power adapter while your camera is connected to the television. See
“Using an AC Power Adapter (recommended)” on page 29.
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Viewing Photos on a Television
When the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera is connected to a television, you can play or review your photos on
the television screen just as you would on the camera’s color LCD. You can also mark, protect, categorize, group or
delete photos, or create a slideshow.
To view your photos on a television:
1.
Connect the camera to your television. See “Connecting the Camera to a Television” on page 91 for details.
2. Turn on your television, and select the video input. See your television owner’s manual for instructions on how to
set the video input.
3. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev or Play.
Play
4. View your photos on the television screen as you would on the camera’s color LCD. See “Using Review Mode” on
page 69 and “Using Play Mode” on page 84 for details.
You can use the 4-way arrow button on the camera to scroll through your photos, or press the Menu button to
use the camera menus.
Note:
You can also take photos while the camera is connected to the television (with the camera in Rec mode)
and use the television screen to preview photos as you would on the camera’s color LCD.
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Chapter 5 - Sharing and Printing Photos
Once you have taken some photos with your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera, you can use them in lots of fun
ways. You can transfer them to your IBM-compatible or Macintosh computer for use in creative projects, or for
sharing with family and friends via the Internet. The camera saves photos on the memory card in JPEG format which
means that you can use a wide variety of creative software to manipulate the photo files once you have saved them
on your computer. If you have an HP JetSend-capable printer, such as the HP PhotoSmart P1000/P1100 printer, you
can use the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera’s HP JetSend capability for wireless printing. If your printer has a
slot for a CompactFlash memory card, you can print photos directly from your memory card.
Check out HP's PhotoSmart Web site at www.photosmart.com for great ideas and tips on how to use your photos to
create fun projects.
Tip:
To conserve battery life, connect an AC power adapter when you are using the camera with your computer
or when you are JetSending photos.
Connecting the Camera to Your PC
You can connect your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera to an IBM-compatible, Windows PC using the USB or
serial cable that comes in the camera package. Before you can use your camera with your computer, you need to
install the HP PhotoSmart software.
Note:
If you have a Macintosh computer, see “Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh” on page 101 for more
information.
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System Requirements
If you want to connect your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera to a PC, your computer system must meet the
following requirements:
Component
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Pentium 133 MHz
Pentium II, 300 MHz or better
Memory (RAM)
32 MB
64 MB or more
Free hard disk space
150 MB
same
Video display
640x480, 256 colors
800x600, 16 bit or higher
CD-ROM
4x or better
same
Your computer system also needs an available USB or serial port, depending on the operating system you are using,
so that you can connect the camera to your computer. See the table below for the type of port required for each of
the supported operating systems.
USB
Serial
9
Windows 95
Windows 98
9
Windows NT 4.0
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Installing the Software
1.
Insert the HP PhotoSmart CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The installation window automatically
appears. If it doesn’t, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to locate your CD-ROM drive, then double-click the
file setup.exe.
setup.exe
2. Click Next to begin the installation, and then follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.
Connecting the Camera
Your computer’s operating system determines which type of connection, USB or serial, you can use to connect your
camera to your computer. See the table above.
To connect the camera to your computer:
1.
If you are using a serial connection, turn your computer off. If you are using a USB
connection, you do not need to turn the computer off.
2. Plug the round end of the USB or serial cable into the camera.
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3. Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate port on your computer.
USB cable connection
Serial cable connection
4. If you are using a serial connection, turn your computer on.
Downloading Photos
Downloading is the process of transferring photos from the camera’s memory card to your computer. Before you
can download photos to your computer, you need to install the software on your PC. See “Installing the Software”
on page 95 for details.
Note:
To conserve battery power, use an AC power adapter when you are downloading photos to your computer.
To download photos:
1.
Connect the camera to your computer using the appropriate cable (USB or serial).
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to PC.
PC
PC mode transfers control of the camera to your computer.
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3. Start the HP Photo Imaging software:
•
Double-click the C500 Photo Imaging Software icon on your desktop.
OR
•
Click Start,
Start Programs,
Programs HP PhotoSmart,
PhotoSmart C500 Camera,
Camera C500 Photo Imaging Software.
Software
4. Click Unload Camera.
Camera
5. The photos will be saved in the folder listed in the Save my images to section. If you want to change the
location of this folder, click the browse (...) button and choose a new folder.
6. If you want to create a sub-folder based on the date and time, select
In new sub-folder.
sub-folder A new folder will be created within the folder
shown in the Save my images to section.
Note:
Once you are familiar with the download process, you can
delete photos from the camera after they are saved on your
computer. Select Delete all images from camera after
download.
download
7. Click Start.
Start
8. Click Yes to confirm that the images are being saved in the correct
folder and to download the photos.
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When you have finished downloading you can:
•
print your photos
•
view your photos
•
share your photos with family and friends on the Internet
Printing Photos
The HP Photo Printing software gives you several options for printing your photos. You can create and print album
pages with photos of different sizes and orientations, or make reprints of your photos in standard sizes.
To print photos from a PC:
1.
Start the HP Photo Imaging software:
•
Double-click the C500 Photo Imaging Software icon on your desktop.
OR
•
Click Start,
Start Programs,
Programs HP PhotoSmart,
PhotoSmart C500 Camera,
Camera C500 Photo Imaging Software.
Software
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2. From the HP PhotoSmart C500 Photo Imaging software window, click Print Images.
Images
The HP PhotoSmart Photo Printing window displays.
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3. Open the photos you want to print:
•
If you have already downloaded photos from the camera, open the folder where the photos
are stored. Click Open Files,
Files navigate to the appropriate folder, select the photo files you want
to print, and then click OK.
OK
•
If you have not downloaded the photos from the camera yet, connect the camera to your
PC and click Acquire Images.
Images See the software’s Help for details.
Note:
Acquire Images does not save the photos to your computer’s hard drive; it displays a
copy for you to view and manipulate. You need to manually save each image from the software.
4. Choose how to use your photos:
• Click the Album button to create album pages.
• Select the layout, page size and page orientation, then click OK.
OK
• Click the Prints button to create standard sized reprints of your photos.
• Select the layout and page size, then click OK.
OK
5. Place your photos onto the album or reprints page by dragging them from the gallery.
Note:
You can adjust the Exposure, Color, Rotation, Scaling and Sharpness by double-clicking on a photo and
opening the Image Adjustments window. See the software’s Help for details.
6. Click the Print button to print your photos.
Note:
For complete information on the HP Photo Printing software features, click Help.
Help
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Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh
System Requirements
If you want to connect your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera to a Macintosh, your computer system must meet
the following requirements:
Component
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Power PC, 120 MHz
Power PC, 233 MHz or better
Memory (RAM)
16 MB
64 MB or more
Free hard disk space
32 MB
64 MB or more
Video display
640x480, 256 colors
1024x768, 16 bit or higher
CD-ROM
4x or better
same
Operating system
Mac OS 8.6+
same
Port
USB
same
Installing the Software
1.
Insert the HP PhotoSmart CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the CD icon on the desktop.
3. Select your language by double-clicking the language’s folder.
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4. Double-click Digita Desktop Installer.
Installer
5. Click Continue,
Continue and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Connecting the Camera
To connect the camera to your Macintosh, use the USB cable.
To connect the camera to your Macintosh:
1.
Plug the round end of the USB cable into the camera.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the USB port on your computer.
Camera connection
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Downloading Photos
Downloading is the process of transferring photos from the camera’s memory card to your computer. Before you
can download photos to your computer, you need to install the software on your Macintosh. See “Installing the
Software” on page 101 for details. For fast downloading, it is recommended that you use a memory card reader, such
as the SanDisk ImageMate (available at www.hpshopping.com) to save photo files on your computer. See “Using a
Card Reader” on page 106 for more information.
Note:
To conserve battery power, use an AC power adapter when you are downloading photos to your computer.
To download photos:
1.
Connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable.
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to PC.
PC
3. Open the HP PhotoSmart C500 folder on your computer’s hard drive.
Note:
If you installed the software in a folder other than the default folder, navigate to that folder.
4. Open the Digita Desktop folder, then double-click Digita Desktop.
Desktop
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5. Click Connect.
Connect
6. Choose Digita Camera (USB) and click OK.
OK
7. Download the photos. Only the single photos in the current window can be downloaded. If you want to
download an entire group or series of photos, double-click the photo that represents the group or series and
display the group or series in a new window.
If you want to download all the photos from your camera:
•
First, download the single photos in the current window. Select Copy All Images to Disk from the View
menu.
•
Then, download each of the Burst, Timelapse, and grouped photos. Open each group or series, one at a
time, by double-clicking on the photo that represents the group or series. Select Copy All Images to Disk
from the View menu.
If you want to download only selected photos from your camera:
•
Press the Shift key on your keyboard and click on the photos you want to download. Select Copy Selected
Images to Disk from the View menu.
•
To select photos within a group or series, double-click the photo that represents the group or series to
display the photos in a new window and then select photos for downloading.
8. Choose a folder where you want the photos to be saved. Click Select.
Select
The photos are saved on your computer.
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Printing Photos
You can use the Digita software for printing thumbnails or full-sized copies of your photos, or copies of several
photos on an album page. If you need to print your photos in other sizes, or if you need to manipulate your photos,
use creative photo printing software.
To print photos:
1.
Connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable. See “Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh” on
page 101 for details.
2. Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to PC.
PC
3. Start the Digita Desktop software.
4. Click Connect.
Connect
5. Choose Digita Camera (USB) and click OK.
OK
6. Select the photos you want to print.
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7. Print the photos.
•
If you want to print thumbnails of your photos, select Print from the File menu.
•
If you want to print a full-sized photo, double-click on the photo, then select Print from the File menu.
•
If you want to print several different photos on an album page, select Print Album from the File menu.
•
Choose the number of rows and columns, and select Fine quality for the best quality prints.
•
If you do not want the filenames to appear below the photos, deselect Show Filenames.
Filenames
•
Click Print.
Print
8. Choose the print settings, and then click Print.
Print
Printing Photos Without a Computer
If your printer has a slot for a CompactFlash memory card, such as the HP PhotoSmart P1000/P1100 printer does,
you can print your photos directly from the memory card. See your printer’s documentation for details.
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera lets you create Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) files to pre-select which
photos to print and how many copies you need.
Using a Card Reader
If you have a CompactFlash memory card reader, such as the SanDisk ImageMate (available at
www.hpshopping.com) you can view and save photo files on your computer. Connect the card reader to your
computer, and insert the memory card into the card reader. You can use the memory card just as you would use a
floppy disk. See your card reader’s documentation for details.
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Using a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) File
A DPOF file is a file that you create using your digital camera. It is stored on the memory card and contains
information such as which photos are selected and how many of each photo is to be printed. For example, when you
gather with family and friends to view your photos, you could create a DPOF file containing references of photos
they want to print. Some printers can read a DPOF file from the memory card so that you do not have to re-select the
photos to print.
Note:
If you delete a photo that is referenced in a DPOF file on the memory card, you need to recreate the DPOF
file before printing the photos directly from the memory card.
To create a DPOF file:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the DPOF menu.
You can choose to:
•
Add current - add the current photo to the DPOF file.
•
Add all - add all the photos stored on the memory card to the DPOF
file.
If you have marked your photos (see “Marking Photos” on page 70), you
can:
•
Add marked - add marked photos to the DPOF file.
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4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the option you want to select.
5. Press the Select button (left soft key).
6. Use the 4-way arrow button to select the number of copies you want to print.
7. Press the Add button (left soft key).
8. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to exit the menus.
To delete a DPOF file:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the DPOF menu, then scroll
down to Delete form.
form
4. Press the Select button (left soft key).
5. Press the Delete button (left soft key).
6. Press the Exit button (right soft key) twice to save the settings and exit the menus.
Tip:
If you want to see the file structure of your memory card, you can use a memory card reader just as you
would a removable disk drive to view or copy the contents of a memory card. See “Using a Card Reader” on
page 106 for more information.
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JetSending Photos
HP JetSend allows for fast, wireless transfer. You can transfer photos from the camera to any JetSend capable device.
If your printer supports HP JetSend infrared, such as the HP PhotoSmart P1000/P1100 printer, you can transfer your
photos directly from the camera to the printer. See your printer’s documentation for more information.
If you transfer Burst, Timelapse, or grouped photos, close or collapse the group or series to transfer all the photos. If
the group or series is open or expanded, only the current photo will be transferred.
To JetSend the current photo:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev or Play.
Play
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through your photos until the photo (or group) you want to transfer is
displayed.
Note:
For information on creating a group of photos, see “Grouping Photos” on page 75.
3. Set your printer or other device to receive photos. See the device’s documentation for details.
4. Set the camera and other device about one foot apart and aim the camera’s infrared sensor at the device’s
infrared sensor.
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5. Press the Share button.
OR
Press the Menu button and use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the
JetSend menu.
•
Choose to JetSend the Current photo or group, or All photos on
the memory card.
•
Press the Start button (left soft key).
Infrared sensor
Share button
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The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera immediately starts a JetSend
session, searches for a compatible receiving device and sends the current
photo or group of photos.
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While the connection is being established the camera’s color LCD says
Looking for JetSend device.
device Check the other device for notification that
communication has been established.
While connected, a transfer status bar displays on the color LCD.
During the transfer, the Photo Quality diamond icons flash on the status
LCD, and the red light next to the viewfinder on the back of the camera
blinks. You can cancel the transfer at any time by pressing the Stop button
(center soft key).
6. When you have finished transmitting photos, press the Exit button (right
soft key).
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Transmitting Photos Between Two Cameras
You can use the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera infrared port to transfer photos between your HP PhotoSmart
C500 Digital Camera and another HP PhotoSmart (or other compatible) digital camera. The other digital camera
must use the standard Digita transmit protocol. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
To send photos from your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera to another camera:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll through your photos until the
photo (or group) you want to transmit is displayed.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Transmit menu.
5. Press the Send button (left soft key).
The color LCD displays the message Receiving Camera Ready?
6. Set the other camera to receive photos. See the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera’s procedure below (or see
the other camera’s documentation for details).
7. Line up the infrared sensors on the two cameras so that they are facing each other, and set the cameras about
one foot apart.
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Transmitting Photos Between Two Cameras
8. Press the Continue button (left soft key).
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera looks for a compatible camera and begins to transmit photos.
9. When you have finished transmitting photos, press the Done button (right soft key).
10. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to exit the menus.
To receive photos sent from another camera:
1.
Turn the camera on and turn the camera mode dial to Rev.
Rev
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the 4-way arrow button to scroll to the Transmit menu.
4. Press the Receive button (center soft key).
The color LCD displays the message Waiting for connection.
connection
5. Line up the infrared sensors on the two cameras so that they are facing
each other, and set the cameras about 1 foot apart.
6. Send the photos from the other camera. See the other camera’s documentation for details.
7. When all of the photos have been received, press the Done button (right soft key).
8. Press the Exit button (right soft key) to exit the menus.
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Using Digita Scripts
Using Digita Scripts
Your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera comes with FlashPoint Technology Incorporated’s Digita operating
system. Whenever you access the menus on the color LCD, you are using the Digita operating system. Advanced
camera users can download Digita scripts to run on the camera. These scripts allow you to customize the camera’s
settings. To download Digita scripts visit FlashPoint’s web site at www.flashpoint.com.
www.flashpoint.com
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Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Problems and Solutions
Problem
Solution
The camera is on but when I press a button, it
does not respond.
• The camera may be in sleep mode to conserve
battery power. Try pressing the flash or photo
quality buttons on the top of the camera.
• Try turning the camera off and then on again.
• Try unplugging the AC power adapter and
removing the NiMH batteries, and then reinstalling
them.
• Try removing all of the power sources, including
the coin battery.
I am trying to name a group but the camera is
not responding.
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• Try using a different group name. The camera does
not accept group names that begin with BR or TL
(regardless of language) because these letters are
reserved for identifying Burst and Timelapse
photos on the memory card. There is an 8 character
limit on group names.
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Getting Assistance
Problem
Solution
I am searching through photos by date, and have • Make sure that the From date is prior or equal to
selected the find dates, but the camera is not
the To date.
responding.
The status LCD is displaying an error message.
• If the camera does not turn itself off, press the
on/off button to turn the camera off and then on
again.
The main batteries are charged but the camera is
not responding.
• Check that you do not have an AC power adapter
attached to the camera. Even if it is not connected
to a power source, the camera will not use battery
power.
Getting Assistance
When there is a problem, you have several resources for finding a solution. Resources include HP PhotoSmart on the
Internet, Help, and HP Customer Care.
HP PhotoSmart on the Internet
You can get project ideas and troubleshooting assistance, access the community forum, and get any updates to
software from HP’s PhotoSmart Web site. Go to www.photosmart.com,
www.photosmart.com and click Support.
Support
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Getting Assistance
Help
If you have installed the software that came with your HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera, you can use the Help
system for assistance. The Help contains “how-to” information as well as troubleshooting suggestions.
To access Help on a PC:
1.
Start the HP PhotoSmart Photo Imaging software.
2. From the main window, click Help.
Help
To access Help on a Macintosh:
1.
Double-click the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera Help folder on the desktop.
2. Double-click the browser version of Help.
Contacting HP Customer Care
HP Customer Care Online
Click your way to a great solution! The HP PhotoSmart Web site, www.photosmart.com,
www.photosmart.com is a great place to start for
answers to questions about your HP products. You’ll get instant access to helpful tips and tricks, downloadable
drivers, and the latest product and software updates—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All at no charge to you.
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Maintenance
HP Customer Care by Phone
Like most HP customers, you’ll probably never need to call us. But if you do, you’ll be connected to a service
technician who specializes in your product and can help you find the answers you need. In an industry that’s known
to keep customers waiting, we’re proud of our quick response time—most calls are connected in under three
minutes.
North America HP PhotoSmart Customer Care: (208) 376-FOTO (3686)
For phone numbers in other countries, go to the HP PhotoSmart Web site, www.photosmart.com,
www.photosmart.com and click the
Assistance button on the navigation bar.
Maintenance
Keeping the lens clean will help you to take sharp, clear photos with the best possible focus.
•
Using a dry, soft, lint-free cloth, gently wipe the lens, and status and color LCDs to clean off any fingerprints and
dust.
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Appendix A - Safety, Regulatory, and Warranty Information
Safety Information
Using Batteries
The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera comes with three AA NiMH
batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types.
Follow the battery manufacturer’s safety instructions.
Recycling Batteries
Follow the battery manufacturer’s disposal instructions or the guidelines
recommended for your area. Do not incinerate or puncture batteries.
Using an AC Power Adapter
Use only an AC power adapter that has been approved by HP for use with
this camera. Failure to do so could cause damage or destroy the camera
and cause a fire.
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Regulatory Notices
Regulatory Notices
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out
in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled ìDigital Apparatus,î ICES-003 of the Department of
Communications.
Cet appareil numÈrique respecte les limites de bruits radioÈlectriques applicables aux appareils numÈriques de
Class B prescrites dans la norme sur le matÈriel brouiller: ìAppareils NumÈriques,î NMB-003 ÈdictÈe par le ministre
de Communications.
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
HP Product
HP Photo Imaging software
Duration of Limited Warranty
90 Days
HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera
1 year
CompactFlash memory card
1 year
A. Extent of Limited Warranty
1. Hewlett-Packard (HP) warrants to the end-user customer that the HP products specified above will be free from defects
in material and workmanship for the duration specified above, which duration begins on the date of purchase by the
customer.
2. For software products, HP’s limited warranty applies only to a failure to execute programming instructions. HP does not
warrant that the operation of any product will be uninterrupted or error free.
3. HP’s limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the product, and does not cover
any other problems, including those which arise as a result of:
a. Improper maintenance or modification;
b. Software, media, parts, or supplies not provided or supported by HP; or
c. Operation outside the product’s specifications.
4. For HP printer products, the use of a non-HP ink cartridge or a refilled ink cartridge does not affect either the warranty
to the customer or any HP support contract with the customer. However, if printer failure or damage is attributable to the
use of a non-HP or refilled ink cartridge, HP will charge its standard time and materials charges to service the printer for
the particular failure or damage.
5. If HP receives, during the applicable warranty period, notice of a defect in any product which is covered by HP’s warranty,
HP shall either repair or replace the defective product, at HP’s option.
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
6. If HP is unable to repair or replace, as applicable, a defective product which is covered by HP’s warranty, HP shall, within
a reasonable time after being notified of the defect, refund the purchase price for the product.
7. HP shall have no obligation to repair, replace, or refund until the customer returns the defective product to HP.
8. Any replacement product may be either new or like-new, provided that it has functionality at least equal to that of the
product being replaced.
9. HP products may contain remanufactured parts, components, or materials equivalent to new in performance.
10.HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country where the covered HP product is distributed by HP. Contracts for additional
warranty services, such as on-site service, are available from any authorized HP service facility in countries where the
product is distributed by HP or by an authorized importer.
B. Limitations of Warranty
1. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, NEITHER HP NOR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY OTHER
WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE HP PRODUCTS,
AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY
QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
C. Limitations of Liability
1. To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this Warranty Statement are the customer’s sole and
exclusive remedies.
2. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL HP OR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
D. Local Law
1. This Warranty Statement gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer may also have other rights which vary
from state to state in the United States, from province to province in Canada, and from country to country elsewhere in
the world.
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Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty for Consumer Products Distributed Through Authorized Resellers
2. To the extent that this Warranty Statement is inconsistent with local law, this Warranty Statement shall be deemed
modified to be consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain disclaimers and limitations of this Warranty
Statement may not apply to the customer. For example, some states in the United States, as well as some governments
outside the United States (including provinces in Canada), may:
a. Preclude the disclaimers and limitations in this Warranty Statement from limiting the statutory rights of a consumer
(e.g. the United Kingdom);
b. Otherwise restrict the ability of a manufacturer to enforce such disclaimers or limitations; or
c. Grant the customer additional warranty rights, specify the duration of implied warranties which the manufacturer
cannot disclaim, or not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties.
3. FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, THE TERMS IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT,
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT, OR MODIFY, AND ARE IN ADDITION
TO, THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THE HP PRODUCTS TO SUCH CUSTOMERS.
Hewlett-Packard Year 2000 Warranty for Consumer Products
Distributed Through Authorized Resellers
Subject to all of the terms and limitations of the HP Limited Warranty Statement provided with this HP Product, HP
warrants that this HP Product will be able to accurately process date data (including, but not limited to, calculating,
comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and the years 1999 and
2000, including leap year calculations, when used in accordance with the Product documentation provided by HP
(including any instructions for installing patches or upgrades), provided that all other products (e.g. hardware, software,
firmware) used in combination with such HP Product(s) properly exchange date data with it. The duration of the Year
2000 warranty extends through January 31, 2001.
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Appendix B - Reference
Menu Structure
This section lists the available menus and their options. The menu options are explained in detail throughout this
User’s Guide. If you want to access a particular menu option, use this table to locate the option quickly.
Record (Rec) Mode
Menu
Option
Setting
Choices
Default
Media Settings
Still
Resolution
High, Medium, Low
High
Compression
High, Medium, Low
Medium
Color
Full, B&W (Black and
White)
Full
Resolution
High, Medium, Low
High
Compression
High, Medium, Low
Medium
Color
Full, Black and White
Full
Burst Rate
1-3 FPS (Frames per
second)
2 FPS
Burst
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Menu Structure
Menu
Option
Setting
Choices
Default
Media Settings (cont.)
Timelapse
Resolution
High, Medium, Low
High
Compression
High, Medium, Low
Medium
Color
Full, Black and White
Full
Interval
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30,
50 min, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12,
24 hr
1 min
# Images
2-1000
10
EV
-1.5 - +1.5
(0.3 increments)
0
AE Method
Matrix, Spot
Matrix
Photo Assist
Exposure
White Balance
Auto
Auto
Daylight
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Flash
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Menu Structure
Menu
Option
Setting
Choices
Default
Preferences
LCD Brightness
Set Brightness
1-7
4
Capture
Eye Start
On, Off
On
Instant Review
On, Off
Off
Flash
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Auto
Self Timer
3, 5, 10, 20, 30
(seconds)
10
Hand Held
On, Off
On
Counter Reset
On, Off
Off
Meter
Continuous AE
Continuous AE
Auto Exposure Lock
Date & Time
Set Date & Time
Format
Depends on language
Camera Name
Enter Camera Name
HP C500
General
Beep
On, Off
On
Auto Shutoff
On, Off
On
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Menu Structure
Review (Rev) Mode
Menu
Option
Setting
Choices
Edit
Delete
Create/Add
Groups that you have
created
Add current/marked
Add to DPOF
1-50
Add all
Add to DPOF
1-50
Group
Default
Protect
JetSend
Current/Marked
All
DPOF
Delete form
Transmit
Camera to Camera
Send
Receive
Find
Preferences
By Date
Select Date
By Category
Select Category
Landscape, Vacation,
Friends, Family, Pets,
Work, Triangle, Square,
Circle
Language
Select Language
English, Français,
Italiano, Español,
Deutsch
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bought the camera
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Play Mode
Menu
Option
Setting
Choices
Default
Play Settings
Slideshow
Content
All, Category
All
Duration
30, 45, 60 sec
30 sec
Loop
On, Off
On
Timelapse
30, 45, 60 sec
30 sec
Burst
30, 45, 60 sec
30 sec
Group
30, 45, 60 sec
30 sec
Video Out
PAL, NTSC
Depends on where you
bought the camera
Playback Rate
Video
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Icons
Icons
Color LCD
Mode
Rec (Record)
Icon
Meaning
Location
Still
These media settings icons appear on the left of the
lower overlay bar. Only one of the three icons appears at
a time, depending on whether you are taking a Still,
Burst, or Timelapse photo.
Burst
Timelapse
Self-timer
Macro mode
The Self-timer and Macro mode icons appear in the
center of the lower overlay bar. If the icons appear in
color, the setting is active. If they appear in gray, the
setting is inactive.
Digital Zoom
This icon appears on the right of the upper overlay bar.
The icon only appears if you have activated digital zoom.
Memory Card Status
This icon appears on the left of the upper overlay bar
and indicates how much space is available on the
memory card.
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Icons
Mode
Rec (cont.)
Icon
Meaning
Location
Memory Card Inserted
These icons appear at the top of the Status menu. With
the camera in Rec mode, press the Status button (right
soft key) to see the Status menu.
Coin Battery
Media Settings menu
These icons appear when you press the Menu button.
They indicate the menus that are available.
Photo Assist menu
Preferences menu
Rev (Review)
Still
Grouped Images
These media settings icons appear in the photo
information. Only one of the icons appears at a time,
depending on whether the photo you are viewing is a
Still, Burst, or Timelapse photo, or a photo representing a
group of photos.
Burst
Timelapse
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Icons
Mode
Rev (cont.)
Icon
Meaning
Location
Find
The Find icon appears in the photo information to
indicate that the photo you are viewing is the result of a
search by date and time, or by category.
Protected
The Protected icon appears in the photo information to
indicate that the photo you are viewing is protected.
DPOF
The DPOF icon appears in the photo information to
indicate that there is a DPOF file on the memory card.
Edit menu
These icons appear when you press the Menu button.
They indicate the menus that are available.
JetSend menu
DPOF menu
Transmit menu
Find menu
Preferences menu
Play
Play Settings menu
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indicates the menu that is available.
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Icons
Categories
Icon
Meaning
Location
Landscape
These icons appear in the photo
information to indicate that the photo you
are viewing is part of a category.
Vacation
Friends
Family
Pets
Work
Triangle
Square
Circle
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Icons
Status LCD
Icon
Meaning
NiMH batteries empty
NiMH batteries fully charged
NiMH batteries partially charged
Automatic flash
No flash
Flash
Automatic flash with red-eye reduction
E-mail photo quality
Basic photo quality
Fine photo quality
Super-fine photo quality
Memory card installed
No memory card installed
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Error Messages
Error Messages
Color LCD
Message
What you should do
Not Ready
Wait until the message disappears.
No Flash Card
Insert a memory card.
No Space On Card
Insert a new memory card or delete photos from the current memory card.
Processing Pictures
Wait until the message disappears.
Slow Shutter
Increase light on the subject or turn on the flash, or turn Hand Held off. Or use a tripod with the
camera, or hold the camera steady.
No Focus
Zoom out, move the camera farther away from the subject, or increase the amount of light on
the subject.
Status LCD
Camera error messages numbered Ec0-9, Eca, and Ed0-6 appear on the status LCD. If the camera doesn’t turn off:
1.
Try turning the camera off and then on again.
2. Try unplugging the AC power adapter or removing the NiMH batteries, and then reinstalling them.
3. If the error persists, contact HP Customer Care.
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Camera Specifications
Camera Specifications
Resolution
2 megapixels (1600x1200 pixels)
Exposure
ISO 80
Memory card
16 MB CompactFlash
Lens system
Wide: F2.8/F6.3
Tele: F4.6/F9.0
6.9mm to 20.7mm focal length (equivalent to 38mm to 115mm format)
Features
Color 2-in LCD; 3x optical zoom, 2x digital zoom; fast autofocus; burst mode;
accepts 37mm lens filters and lenses
Interface
HP JetSend, USB, Serial
Power supply
3 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries and battery recharger, or AC adapter
(optional); coin battery included in camera
Dimensions
6 x 3.4 x 2.7 in (153 x 85 x 64 mm)
Weight
0.82 lb (370 gm) without batteries
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Glossary
4-way arrow button
A 4-way controller used to scroll through and make selections from the color
LCD menu options.
AC power adapter
An adapter that connects your camera to a power source (such as a wall outlet
or power strip) to conserve battery power. Only use an AC power adapter that
has been approved by HP for use with this camera (adapter part number
C7315A).
Auto exposure
The camera automatically adjusts the exposure for different lighting
conditions. There are two AE methods, Matrix and Spot. Matrix calculates the
exposure by taking the average of several points of light in the photo. Spot
calculates the exposure by reading the light from one small spot in the center
of the photo.
Auto focus
The camera automatically adjusts the focus of the camera when you press the
shutter button 1/2 way down.
Burst photos
A series of photos taken in rapid succession when you press and hold the
shutter button down. You can take up to four photos at a rate of one to three
frames per second in this mode.
Camera mode dial
The control used to select one of the four camera modes—Rec (Record), Rev
(Review), Play, and PC—that determine which features and menu options are
available.
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Coin battery
A small battery shaped like a coin which is used to retain the camera’s date and
time information.
Color LCD
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen on the back of the camera that
displays your photos and the camera menus used to set preferences and select
options.
Color LCD on/off button
The button on the back of the camera used to turn the color LCD on and off.
CompactFlash memory card
The type of memory card used by the HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera.
See also “Memory card.”
Compression
A technique of condensing color and detail information to decrease the size of
a photo file and save space on the memory card.
Computer connection
A port used to connect the digital camera by a cable to a computer.
Digital zoom
A type of zoom used to digitally crop or frame the photo by enlarging the
center portion of the image automatically in the camera.
Exposure Value
A number representing the available combinations of shutter speeds and
apertures that give the same exposure effect under similar scene brightness
and lighting conditions.
Eye Start
A feature that brings the camera out of sleep mode and starts adjusting the
exposure when your eye is close to the viewfinder. Eye Start uses two sensors
located next to the viewfinder.
Flash
A bright burst of light from the camera which illuminates a subject when the
surrounding light is too dim to take a quality photo.
Flash button
The button on the top of the camera used to change the flash setting.
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Flash with red-eye reduction
A flash setting that reduces the occurrence of red-eye in photos of people or
animals. It does this by flashing twice.
Infrared sensor
An infrared transmitter and receiver on the front of the camera that is used to
send or receive photos between your digital camera and another camera, or a
printer with HP JetSend capability.
JetSend
HP’s fast, wireless technology that allows you to transfer photos from your
camera to a compatible printer or computer using infrared transmission.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. See “Color LCD” and “Status LCD.”
Lens
One or more pieces of optical glass used for forming a sharp image.
Macro
A mode used for taking close-up photos of a subject.
Main batteries
The primary source of power for your digital camera when it is not plugged into
a wall outlet with an AC power adapter. The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital
Camera uses three AA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries.
Memory card
The storage medium in a digital camera that holds the photos you have taken.
It is analogous to the film in a regular camera. The HP PhotoSmart C500
Digital Camera takes only Type 1 CompactFlash cards.
Menu
A list of options from which you can make selections to change the way your
camera operates. The HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera contains several
menus that organize options by function.
Menu button
The on/off button used to display or hide the camera menus on the color LCD.
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Mode
The selected state of the camera that determines what types of activities you
can currently perform and which menus you can access on the color LCD. The
HP PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has four modes: Record, Review, Play,
and PC.
NTSC
A video format generally used in countries such as USA, Canada, and Japan
(standard developed by the National Television Standards Committee).
On/off button
The button that turns the camera power on and off.
Optical zoom
A type of zoom that changes the field of view and magnification of the lens by
using the zoom control to move different lens groups within the lens to change
its overall focal length.
Overlay bars
Bars that appear at the top and bottom of the color LCD to provide you with
information about the camera settings and tell you the functions of the soft
keys. See also “Soft keys.”
PAL
The video format (short for Phase Alternating Line) generally used in countries
in Europe.
PC mode
The camera mode to select when you connect the camera to a computer.
Photo quality button
The button used to cycle through the four photo quality settings.
Play mode
The camera mode used to view your photos on the color LCD or a television
screen and to create slide shows.
Record mode
The camera mode used to take photos.
Red-eye reduction
See “Flash with red-eye reduction.”
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Resolution
The number of pixels that make up the photo. A higher resolution setting
captures more information (more pixels) when a photo is taken.
Review mode
The camera mode used to view your photos on the color LCD or a television
screen.
Self-timer
A timer that delays the release of the shutter by a specified number of seconds
so that you can take a photo of yourself or include yourself in a posed group
photo.
Self-timer light
A light on the front of the camera that indicates the self-timer is on and the
shutter will release automatically after the specified amount of time has
elapsed.
Share button
The button that starts transmitting photos via infrared from your digital camera
to a receiving device such as a printer. See also “JetSend.”
Shutter button
The 2-stage button you press to release the camera’s shutter and adjust the
focus and exposure before taking a photo.
Status LCD
The display screen on the top of the camera that shows the camera’s status,
including the battery level, memory card status, number of photos remaining,
and current photo quality and flash settings.
Still photos
Single photos taken each time you press the shutter button.
Timelapse photos
A series of photos taken at preset time intervals when you press the shutter
button. You can specify the number of photos you want the camera to take, as
well as the amount of time between photos (from 1 minute to 24 hours).
Tripod mount
Connection point on the bottom of the camera for attaching a tripod.
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Video out
A port used to connect the digital camera to a television with a cable.
Viewfinder
The window you look through to frame your subject when taking a photo.
White balance
The amount of adjustment made by the camera to the color balance to make a
true white in different lighting conditions.
Zoom
To increase or decrease the size of an object as it appears in the viewfinder (or
change the apparent distance of an object) before taking a photo. The HP
PhotoSmart C500 Digital Camera has two types of zoom: optical and digital.
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Index
A
AC power adapter
using 29
Adapter
for PAL TV connect 91
Assistance 117
Auto shutoff 64
turning on and off 65
Automatic exposure
adjusting 57
B
Batteries
and the color LCD 20
charging 11
checking the level of charge 9
installing 7
replacing 7, 8
safety information 119
saving by using an AC power adapter 29
what kind to use 7, 8
Beep 65
Black and white photos 42
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of color LCD 20
Burst photos
changing the settings 38
collapsing 81
expanding 80
not enough memory 37
taking 36
viewing 86
C
Camera
adjusting the settings 42
auto shutoff 64
beep 65
changing the language 27
checking the status 32
cleaning 118
connecting to a Macintosh 102
connecting to a PC 95
connecting to a television 91
exposure 56
Eye Start 62
flash 43
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hand held 62
language 27
menus 23
modes 17
parts 3
photo quality 45
self-timer 53
setting up 5
specifications 135
turning on and off 15
viewfinder indicator light 18
warranty 121
white balance 58
wrist strap 5
zoom 50
Card reader 106
Categories
adding photos to 73
using to search for photos 82
Charging the batteries 11
Cleaning the camera 118
Closing
groups 80
Coin battery
checking the level of charge 10
installing 8
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Collapsing
burst photos 81
timelapse photos 81
Color LCD
adjusting the brightness 20
battery power 20
checking the camera status 33
cleaning 118
icons 129
meaning of status information 34
overlay bars 21
Review mode 69
using 19
Compression
photo quality setting 45
Connecting
camera to a Macintosh 102
camera to a PC 95
camera to a television 91
Counter reset 63
Customer Care 117
D
Date
setting 24
using to search for photos 81
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Daylight
adjusting white balance for 59
Delay
setting for auto shutoff 64
setting for the self-timer 55
Deleting photos
in Review mode 71
using groups 77
using Play mode 89
Digital Print Order Format. See DPOF files.
Digital zoom
compared to optical zoom 50
using 51
Downloading
photos to a Macintosh 103
photos to a PC 96
DPOF files
creating 107
deleting 108
E
Error messages 134
Expanding
burst photos 80
timelapse photos 80
Exposure 56
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Eye Start 62
F
Finding photos 81
Flash
changing the settings 43
Fluorescent light
adjusting white balance for 59
Format
setting for date and time 24
Format memory cards 14
G
Groups
adding photos 78
closing 80
creating 76
deleting photos 77
opening 79
removing 76
using to organize photos 75
viewing 86
H
Hand held 62
Help 117
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Customer Care 117
Internet address 116
Internet address for HP PhotoSmart 116
Interval
setting for timelapse photos 41
I
J
Icons
on the color LCD 129
on the status LCD 133
Incandescent light
adjusting white balance for 59
Infrared
receiving photos from another camera 113
sending photos to another camera 112
sending to another device 109
Installing
batteries 7
memory card 11
software on a Macintosh 101
software on a PC 95
Instant Review 60
turning on and off 60
using 61
using when taking a photo 36
using with burst photos 37
using with timelapse photos 40
JetSend 109
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Language
changing 27
LCD
brightness 20
color 19, 33
status 32
Lens
cleaning 118
Lens cover
attaching the leash 5
Lighting
adjusting exposure for variations in 56
adjusting white balance for variations in 59
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M
N
Macintosh
connecting the camera to 102
downloading photos to 103
installing software 101
printing photos 105
system requirements 101
Macro mode 52
Marking photos 70
Matrix method for automatic exposure 57
Media Settings menu
Burst 38
Timelapse 40
Memory card reader 106
Memory cards
checking the status 13
formatting 14
installing 11
printing photos from 106
Menus
overview 23
Play mode 128
Record mode 124
Review mode 127
Modes 17
Not enough memory
when taking Burst photos 37
when taking Timelapse photos 39
NTSC
selecting the video output format 90
using to connect to a television 91
when to use this setting 91
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O
Opening groups 79
Optical zoom
compared to digital zoom 50
using 51
Organizing photos
using categories 73
using groups 75
Overlay bars
icons 129
location on color LCD 21
using 21
Overview
taking photos 30
viewing photos 67
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P
PAL
selecting the video output format 90
using to connect to a television 91
when to use this setting 91
PC
connecting the camera to 95
downloading photos to 96
installing software 95
printing photos 98
system requirements 94
PC mode
color LCD 20
overview 17
Photo Assist menu
Exposure 56
White Balance 59
Photo Imaging software
warranty 121
Photo quality
adjusting the settings 45
Photos
black and white 42
categorizing 73
collapsing burst and timelapse 81
deleting grouped 77
deleting in Review mode 71
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deleting using Play mode 89
downloading to a Macintosh 103
downloading to a PC 96
expanding burst and timelapse 80
finding 81
grouping 75
JetSending 109
marking 70
overview of how to take 30
playing back 86
printing from memory card 106
printing using a Macintosh 105
printing using a PC 98
protecting 72
searching by category 82
searching by date 81
selecting in Review mode 69
sharing 93
taking 30
transmitting between cameras 112
viewing on a television 92
viewing using Play mode 84
zooming in on while viewing 85
Play back
setting the rate 86
using to view a slide show 86
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Play mode
color LCD 20
color LCD icons 131
compared to Review mode for viewing photos 68
menus 128
overlay bars 22
overview 17
viewing a single photo 84
Power
camera’s sleep mode 16
turning the camera on and off 15
using an AC adapter 29
Printing photos
from a memory card 106
using a Macintosh 105
using a PC 98
via JetSend 109
Protecting photos 72
R
Record mode
color LCD 20
color LCD icons 129
menus 124
overlay bars 22
overview 17
Regulatory notices 120
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Replacing
batteries 7, 8
Requirements
batteries 7, 8
Macintosh 101
PC 94
Resolution
photo quality setting 45
Review mode
categorizing photos 73
color LCD 20
color LCD icons 130
compared to Play mode for viewing photos 68
deleting photos 71
marking photos 70
menus 127
overview 17
selecting photos 69
unmarking photos 71
using 69
Reviewing photos
Instant Review 36
using a television 92
S
Safety information 119
Scripts for the camera 114
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Searching for photos 81
Selecting photos in Review mode 69
Self-timer
setting the delay 55
using 53
Setting the date and time 24
Settings
adjusting 42
auto shutoff 64
beep 65
black and white 42
counter reset 63
exposure 56
Eye Start 62
flash 43
hand held 62
Instant Review 60
photo quality 45
self-timer 53
white balance 58
zoom 50
Setup
camera 5
Shutoff
automatic 64
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Sleep mode
overview 16
setting the auto shutoff times 64
using eye start 62
Slide shows
creating and playing 87
Small objects
using macro mode 52
Soft keys 23
Software
accessing help 117
installing on a Macintosh 101
installing on a PC 95
Specifications 135
Spot method for automatic exposure 57
Status
checking 32
on the color LCD 33
Status LCD 32
battery icons 9
cleaning 118
flash icons 43
icons 133
Still photos
taking 35
using the self-timer 53
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System requirements
Macintosh 101
PC 94
T
Taking photos
burst 36
Instant Review 36
of small objects 52
overview 30
still images 35
timelapse 38
Technical support 117
Television
connecting the camera 91
using NTSC 91
using PAL 91
viewing photos 92
Time
setting 24
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Timelapse photos
changing the settings 40
collapsing 81
expanding 80
how many to take 41
interval 41
not enough memory 39
taking 38
viewing 86
Transmitting
photos to another camera 112
Troubleshooting 115
U
Unmarking photos 71
V
Video output format 90
Viewfinder indicator light 18
Viewing photos
burst, timelapse, and grouped 86
using a television 92
using Play mode 84
using Review mode 69
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W
Warranty 121
White balance
setting 58
Wrist strap
attaching 5
Z
Zoom
digital 51
optical 51
using 50
using while viewing your photos 85
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