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HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera
with HP Instant Share
User's Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1:
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the camera dock insert (Optional) . . . . 12
Attaching the Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing a Memory Card (Optional) . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the Ferrite to the AC Adapter Cord . . 15
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning on Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Choosing the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
User Manual on the CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Back of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Top of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Front, Side, and Bottom of the Camera . . . . . . . 26
Camera States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Camera Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Camera Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chapter 2:
Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips . . .31
Taking Still Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recording Audio with Still Pictures . . . . . . . . . . 32
Orientation Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Recording Video Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using Live View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Focusing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Using Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Using Focus Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Using the Focus Range Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Understanding the Focus Search Priority . . . . . . .39
Hints on Using Manual Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Using Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Optical Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Setting the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Using the Self-Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Using the Burst Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Using the Shooting Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Noise Reduction for Long Exposures . . . . . . . . .49
Using Panorama Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Taking a Panoramic Sequence of Pictures . .50
Using My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Selecting and Saving Preferred Settings in
My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Using the My Mode Saved Settings
Sub-Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Using the Capture Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Help for the Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
EV Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Custom Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Manual White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
AE Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Adaptive Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
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Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
AE Bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Date & Time Imprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Chapter 3:
Reviewing Images and Video Clips . . . . . . . . . .79
Using Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Total Images Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Viewing Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Using the Playback Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Remove Red Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Image Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Image Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Record Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Preview Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Chapter 4:
Using HP Instant Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Setting Up the HP Instant Share Menu on the Camera 98
Setting Up Destinations on a
Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Setting Up Destinations on a
Macintosh Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Using the HP Instant Share Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Selecting All Images for
HP Instant Share Destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Selecting Individual Images for
HP Instant Share Destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
How HP Instant Share E-mails Images . . . . . . . 107
Chapter 5:
Transferring and
Printing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Transferring Images to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Printing Panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Printing Panoramas from Panorama Maker . . .111
Printing Panoramas from HP Image Zone . . . . .112
Printing Images Directly from the Camera . . . . . . . .112
Chapter 6:
Using the Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Camera Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Live View at Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
USB Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
TV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Move Images to Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Reset Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Resetting the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Using Your Camera without Installing the
HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Transferring Images to a Computer
without HP Image Zone Software . . . . . . . . . . .126
Using a Memory Card Reader . . . . . . . . .126
Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive . .129
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Error Messages on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Error Messages on the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Camera Self-diagnostic Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Getting Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
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HP Accessibility Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
HP Photosmart Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Support Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Phone Support in the United States . . . . . . . . . 157
Phone Support in Europe, the
Middle East, and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Other Phone Support Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . 160
Appendix A:
Managing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Top Points About Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Extending Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Safety Precautions for Using
Lithium Ion Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Performance per Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Number of Shots per
Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Battery Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Recharging the Lithium Ion Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Safety Precautions for Recharging
Lithium Ion Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Sleep Time-out for Power Conservation . . . . . . . . . 172
Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories . . . . . . . . . . .173
Appendix C:
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Memory Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
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Chapter 1:
Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of this HP Photosmart digital
camera! This camera has many features to enhance your
picture-taking experience, including HP Adaptive Lighting
Technology, in-camera red-eye removal, 10 shooting modes
(including panorama), HP Image Advice, HP Instant ShareTM,
direct printing capability, manual and automatic controls, oncamera Help, and an optional camera dock.
With HP Instant Share, you can easily select images in your
camera to be automatically sent to your favorite destinations
(such as e-mail addresses and online albums) the next time you
connect the camera to your computer. Your friends and family
can easily receive and view your pictures in e-mail without
being burdened by large file attachments. And with the direct
printing capability, you can easily select images in your
camera to be automatically printed the next time you connect
the camera to your computer or directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or PictBridge-compatible printer without ever connecting
to your computer.
To further enhance your experience,
you may purchase an HP Photosmart
R-series dock. The camera dock allows
you to easily transfer images to a
computer, send images to a printer or
television, and recharge the camera’s
battery plus a spare. The dock also
provides a convenient home for your camera.
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Setup
NOTE To locate a part on your camera (such as a button or a
light) while following the instructions in this section, see
Camera Parts on page 21.
Installing the camera dock insert
(Optional)
If you buy the HP Photosmart R-series
dock, you will notice one or more clear
dock inserts included in the box with the
dock. When setting up the dock for use
with this camera, make sure you use the dock insert that has
the GREEN sticker on it. Follow the instructions in the dock
User’s Manual to connect the dock insert to the camera dock.
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attach the wrist strap to
the mount on the side of
the camera as shown.
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Installing a Memory Card (Optional)
If you do not have a memory card, skip this section and go on
to the next section, Installing the Battery on page 14. Your
camera contains internal memory that allows you to store
images and video clips. However, you can use a memory card
(purchased separately) instead to store images and video clips.
For more information about supported memory cards, see
Storage on page 179.
When you install a memory card in the camera, all new
images and video clips are stored on the card. The camera’s
internal memory is only used when there is no memory card in
the camera.
1 Hold the camera with the bottom
facing up, and the front of the
camera facing you. Then slide the
Battery/Memory card door on the
bottom of the camera away from
you, toward the back of the
camera.
2 Insert the memory card in the
smaller slot with the notched side
of the card going in first, as
shown. Make sure the memory
card snaps into place.
3 Leave the Battery/Memory card
door open and go on to the next
section, Installing the Battery on page 14.
To remove the memory card from the camera, first turn the
camera off. Then open the Battery/Memory card door, press
down on the top edge of the memory card, and it will spring
outward from the slot.
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Installing the Battery
Your camera can use either a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07
lithium ion battery (L1812A) or a disposable Duracell® CP1
battery.
NOTE If a rechargeable battery was shipped with your
camera, it will be partially charged, but you should fully
charge it before using it the first time. You can charge the
battery while it is in the camera. See Charging the Battery
on page 16.
1 If the Battery/Memory card door is already open, skip this
step and go on to step 2.
Hold the camera with the bottom
facing up, and the front of the
camera facing you. Then slide the
Battery/Memory card door on the
bottom of the camera away from
you, toward the back of the
camera.
2 Insert the battery in the larger slot
as shown, and push it in until the
latch catches.
3 Close the Battery/Memory card
door by pushing the door down
and then sliding the door toward
the front of the camera until the
door latches.
To remove the battery from the camera, first turn the camera
off. Then open the Battery/Memory card door, release the
battery latch, tilt the camera, and the battery will slide out of its
slot.
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Attaching the Ferrite to the
AC Adapter Cord
A ferrite is included in the box with your
camera. This ferrite prevents your camera
from emitting radio frequency energy that
might interfere with the reception of your
radio, television, or other electronic devices
which might be near the camera. The ferrite
will not degrade the performance or safety of the camera.
Attach the ferrite to the thin HP AC adapter cord (the cord that
attaches to the camera, not the cord that attaches to the wall) in
the following way:
1 Wrap the cord around the ferrite so that
the cord passes through the ferrite two
times (as shown here).
2 Adjust the cord so that the edge of the
ferrite is 10 cm (4 inches) from the end of
the connector that connects to the
camera (or camera dock).
3 Close the ferrite so that it snaps snugly
into place around the cord.
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Charging the Battery
NOTE This section tells how to charge a battery in the camera.
You can also charge the battery in the extra battery bay of
the camera dock or in the HP Photosmart Quick
Recharger (see Appendix B: Purchasing Camera
Accessories on page 173).
If the battery you installed is a disposable CP1 battery, you can
skip this step. If the battery you installed is a rechargeable
lithium ion battery, do the following.
1 Plug the power cord into the HP AC adapter. If more than
one power cord is in the box, use the cord that is
appropriate for power outlets in your country. Plug the other
end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
2 Open the small rubber
door on the side of the
camera.
3 Attach the thin cord from
the AC adapter to the
power adapter connector
on the side of the
camera as shown.The
Power/Memory light on
the back of the camera
will start blinking to show that the battery is charging.
The rechargeable lithium ion battery will usually charge fully in
5-7 hours. When the Power/Memory light stops blinking, the
battery is fully charged, and you can then unplug the power
adapter from the camera. You can continue to use the camera
while the battery is being charged by the power adapter.
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NOTE The camera may get warm while it is charging the
battery, as well as after prolonged use under battery
power. This is normal.
NOTE Digital cameras use batteries at a much faster rate than
film cameras. Battery life in digital cameras can be
measured in hours and minutes of use rather than the
years more typical of film cameras. Battery life may also
vary dramatically from one user to another, depending on
what modes the camera is being used in most frequently.
For hints on optimizing battery performance, see
Appendix A: Managing Batteries on page 163.
Turning on Power
Turn the camera on by sliding the
right and then releasing it.
ON/OFF switch to the
The lens extends and the Power/Memory light on the back of
the camera turns on solid green.
Choosing the Language
The first time you turn the camera on, the following screen
appears and prompts you to choose a language.
1 Scroll to the language that you
want by using the
buttons
on the Controller
.
2 Press the Menu/OK button to select
the highlighted language.
NOTE If you need to change the
language later, you can do this with the Language setting
in the Setup menu. See Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu
on page 115.
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Setting the Date and Time
The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which
you take each picture. This information is recorded in the
image properties, which you can see when viewing the image
in the Image Info screen (page 92), in the Playback menu
screen (page 86), or on your computer. You can also choose to
have the date and time imprinted on the visible image (see
Date & Time Imprint on page 76).
The first time you turn the camera on, a
Data & Time screen appears after you
choose the language, prompting you
to set the date and time.
1 Adjust the value of the highlighted
selection using the
buttons.
2 Press the
buttons to move to the other selections.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the correct date/time format,
date, and time are set.
4 Press the Menu/OK button when you have entered the
proper values for the date and time. A confirmation screen
appears, asking if the correct date and time have been set.
5 If the date and time are correct, press the Menu/OK button
to select Yes.
If the date and time are incorrect, press the
button to
highlight No, and then press the Menu/OK button. The
Date & Time screen appears again. Repeat steps 1 through
5 to set the correct date and time.
NOTE If you need to change the date and time settings later,
you can do this with the Date & Time setting in the Setup
menu. See Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu on
page 115.
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Installing the Software
The HP Image Zone software allows you to transfer images
from the camera, and then view, edit, print, or e-mail them. It
also allows you to configure the HP Instant Share menu on
the camera.
NOTE If you do not install the HP Image Zone software, you
can still use the camera, but certain features will be
affected. For details, see Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone Software on page 125.
Windows
For the HP Instant Share component of the HP Image Zone
software to function properly on your Windows computer, you
must have installed at least Internet Explorer 5.01 on Windows
2000 or XP, or Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 on
Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive of
your computer. Follow the instructions in the installation
screen that automatically appears.
NOTE If the installation screen does not appear, click Start,
click Run, type X:\Setup.exe, where X is the letter of your
CD drive, then click OK.
Your Windows CD may also include bonus software from other
manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Click Start, click Run, type X:\Bonus\Setup.exe,where X is
the letter of your CD drive, then click OK.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
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Macintosh
1 Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus
protection software running on your computer.
2 Insert the HP Image Zone software CD into the CD drive of
your computer.
3 Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
4 Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software.
NOTE Before you can transfer images from the camera to
your Macintosh computer with the HP Image Zone
software, or to take advantage of the HP Instant Share
functionality, you must first change the USB Configuration
setting to Disk Drive on the camera. See Chapter 6: Using
the Setup Menu on page 115.
Your Macintosh CD may also include bonus software from
other manufacturers. To install any bonus software:
1 Double-click the Bonus folder icon.
2 Double-click the installer icon for the bonus software.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
User Manual on the CD
A copy of this camera User’s Manual in several different
languages is located on the HP Image Zone software CD. Look
in the \docs\Readme file on the CD to see where the manual is
located.
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Camera Parts
NOTE Refer to the pages in parentheses after the part names
for more information about those parts.
Back of the Camera
15
1
16
2
3
4
14
5
13
12
11
10
# Name
1
2
Power/Memory
light
ON/OFF
8
9
7
6
Description
! Solid—Camera is on.
! Blinking rapidly—Camera is writing to
either the internal memory or to an
optional memory card that is installed.
! Blinking slowly—Camera is off and is
charging the battery.
! Off—Camera is off.
Turns the camera power on and off.
switch (page 17)
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# Name
3
Zoom lever
(page 41)
Description
!
Zoom Out—While taking still
pictures, zooms out the lens to the wide
angle position.
!
Thumbnails—While in Playback,
allows you to view still images and the
first frames of video clips arranged in a
matrix of nine thumbnail images per
screen.
!
Zoom In—While taking still
pictures, zooms in the lens to the
telephoto position.
!
Magnify—While in Playback, allows
you to magnify a still image.
4
Wrist strap mount Allows you to attach a wrist strap to the
(page 12)
camera.
5
Allows you to scroll through menus and
Controller
with
and images on the Image Display.
buttons
6
Menu/OK button Allows you to display the Capture
(pages 55, 86)
and Playback menus and to select menu
options and confirm certain actions on
the Image Display.
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# Name
Description
7
Print button
(page 83)
Allows you to mark the current image for
printing later when you connect the
camera to your computer or directly to
any HP Photosmart printer or PictBridgecompatible printer.
8
HP Instant
Share button
(page 97)
Turns the HP Instant Share menu on and
off on the Image Display.
9
Playback
button (page 80)
Turns Playback on and off on the Image
Display.
10
Live View
button (page 35)
Turns Live View on and off on the Image
Display.
11 Image Display
(page 35)
Allows you to frame pictures and video
clips using Live View and review them
afterward in Playback, and to view all
the menus.
12
Timer/Burst Allows you to select between Normal,
Self-Timer, Self-Timer - 2 Shots, and Burst
button
modes.
(pages 44, 46)
13
Flash button
(page 43)
Allows you to select between the different
flash settings.
14
MF Focus
button (page 38)
Allows you to select between the different
focus settings.
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# Name
Description
15 Viewfinder
(page 31)
Allows you to frame the subject of your
pictures or video clips.
16 Viewfinder lights
!
solid red—Video is recording.
! AF solid green—When you press the
Shutter button halfway down, this
light turns on solid when the camera is
ready to take a picture (auto exposure
and auto focus are locked, and the flash
is ready).
! AF blinking green—Either a focus
warning occurred when you pressed the
Shutter button halfway down, the flash is
still charging, or the camera is
processing a picture (see the following
NOTE).
! Both
and AF blinking—An error
has occurred that prevents the camera
from taking the picture (see the following
NOTE).
NOTE If an error prevents a picture
from being taken, then an error
message will appear on the Image
Display. See Error Messages on the
Camera on page 142.
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Top of the Camera
1
2
3
4
#
Name
Description
1
Mode button
(page 46)
Allows you to select between different
shooting modes for taking still pictures.
2
Speaker
Plays camera sounds and audio clips.
3
Shutter button
(pages 31, 32)
Takes a picture and records audio.
4
Video button Starts and stops recording a video clip.
(page 34)
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Front, Side, and Bottom of the
Camera
1
2
3
4
5
8
7
6
# Name
Description
1 Flash
(page 43)
Provides additional light to improve
picture-taking.
2 Microphone
(page 32)
Records sound (audio and video).
3 Self-Timer/Focus
Assist light
(pages 44, 117)
! Blinking red—the Self-Timer is activated.
! Solid red—On for short periods in low
light conditions to improve auto focus.
4
Allows you to connect the HP AC power
Power
adapter connector adapter to the camera to either operate
the camera without a battery, or recharge
(page 16)
the lithium ion rechargeable battery in
the camera.
5
Allows you to connect a USB cable from
USB
the camera to a USB-enabled computer
connector
(pages 109, 112) or printer.
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# Name
Description
6 Tripod mount
Allows you to mount the camera on a
tripod.
7 Camera dock
connector
(page 174)
Allows you to connect the camera to the
optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
8 Battery/Memory
card door
(pages 13, 14)
Allows access to insert and remove
the battery and an optional memory card.
Camera States
Your camera has two main states that allow you to complete
certain tasks. Both of these states has an associated menu that
you can use to adjust camera settings or perform tasks in that
state. See Camera Menus on page 28.
Capture—Allows you to take still pictures and record video
clips. For information about using Capture, see Chapter 2:
Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips on page 31.
Playback—Allows you to review the still images and video
clips that you capture. For information about using Playback,
see Chapter 3: Reviewing Images and Video Clips on
page 79.
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Camera Menus
Your camera has five menus that, when accessed, appear in
the Image Display on the back of the camera. When any menu
is displayed, you can then access the other menus by using the
menu tabs at the top of the screen. To display another menu,
use the
buttons to move to the menu tab for that menu.
To display the Capture Menu
,
press the Live View
button to turn
Live View on, then press the Menu/
OK button. A shortcut is to simply
press the Menu/OK button when Live
View is off. For information about
using this menu, see Using the
Capture Menu on page 55.
To display the Playback Menu
,
press the Playback
button to turn
Playback on, and then press the
Menu/OK button. For information
about using this menu, see Using the
Playback Menu on page 86.
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To display the HP Instant Share
Menu
, press the HP Instant
Share
button. For information
about using this menu, see Using the
HP Instant Share Menu on page 103.
NOTE Before you can use the
HP Instant Share Menu
, you must first set up the menu.
For information on how to do this, see Setting Up the HP
Instant Share Menu on the Camera on page 98.
To display the Setup Menu
, first
access either the Capture, Playback,
or HP Instant Share menu, then use
the
buttons to move to the menu
tab for the Setup Menu
. For
information about using the Setup
Menu
, see Chapter 6: Using the
Setup Menu on page 115.
To display the Help Menu
, first
access either the Capture, Playback,
or HP Instant Share menu, then use
the
buttons to move to the menu
tab for the Help Menu
. For
information about using the Help
Menu
, see the next section.
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Using the Help Menu
The Help Menu
provides helpful information and tips for
using your camera.
1 Use the
buttons to move across the menu tabs to the
Help Menu
tab. The Help Menu
displays in the
Image Display.
buttons to highlight the Help topic you want
2 Use the
to read.
3 Press the Menu/OK button to display the Help topic.
4 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Help topic to
read it.
5 Press the Menu/OK button to exit the Help topic and return
to the Help Menu
.
Camera Status Screen
A status screen appears for a few
seconds in the Image Display any
time you press the Mode, Focus,
Flash, or Timer/Burst buttons when
Live View is off.
As shown in the example here, a text
description of the current setting for
the button that was just pressed appears at the top of the
screen. Beneath that, icons for the current shooting mode,
Flash, Focus, and Timer/Burst settings are shown, with the icon
for the button that was just pressed highlighted. The bottom
portion of the screen shows whether a memory card is installed
(indicated by the SD icon), the battery level, the number of
pictures remaining, and the Image Quality setting (indicated in
the example by the 5MP and two stars.
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Chapter 2:
Taking Pictures and
Recording Video Clips
Taking Still Pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display. For
example, if a menu is currently displayed when you press the
Shutter button, the menu will be canceled, and the camera will
take a picture.
To take a still picture:
1 Frame the subject for your picture
in the viewfinder.
2 Hold the camera steady
(especially if using zoom) and
press the Shutter button on the top
of the camera halfway down. The
camera measures and then locks
the focus and exposure (the AF viewfinder light turns on
solid green when focus is locked - see Using Auto Focus on
page 36 for details).
3 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture. You will hear a shutter click when the camera takes
the picture.
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After a picture is taken, the image appears for several seconds
on the Image Display. This is called Instant Review. You can
delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the
Menu/OK button.
You can use Playback to review the pictures you have taken
(see Using Playback on page 80).
NOTE If you release the Shutter button only halfway after
taking a picture, the focus, exposure, and white balance
measurements from the previous picture are retained. You
can then press the Shutter button all the way down again
and take another picture with the same focus, exposure,
and white balance as the previous picture. You can
continue to do this to capture a sequence of pictures using
the same focus, exposure, and white balance. This is
helpful when rapidly taking pictures.
Recording Audio with Still Pictures
There are two ways to attach an audio clip to a still picture:
• Record the audio while you are taking the picture, as
explained in this section.
• Add an audio clip to the picture later, or re-record the
audio that was captured when the picture was taken. For
details on how to do this, see Record Audio on page 94.
NOTE The method described in this section is not available in
Panorama mode, nor with Self-Timer or Burst settings.
An audio clip can be up to 60 seconds long.
1 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
2 Continue to hold the Shutter button down to record the
audio clip. A microphone icon ( ) and audio counter
appear on the Image Display during recording.
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3 To stop recording audio, release the Shutter button.
Audio recording stops when you release the Shutter button;
otherwise, the audio will continue recording for up to 60
seconds or until the camera runs out of memory, whichever
happens first. After recording has stopped, the image is
displayed for several seconds in Instant Review on the Image
Display. You can delete the image and the audio clip that is
attached to the image during Instant Review by pressing the
Menu/OK button.
You can use Playback to review the audio clips you have
recorded. See Using the Playback Menu on page 86. To delete
or record a new audio clip, use the Record Audio option in the
Playback menu. See Record Audio on page 94.
Orientation Sensor
An electro-mechanical device in the camera determines
whether the camera is being held horizontally or vertically
when a still picture is taken. The camera uses the data from this
sensor to automatically rotate the image to its proper
orientation when saving the file.
NOTE You can also manually rotate still images using the
Rotate option in the Playback Menu. See Rotate on
page 95.
NOTE The orientation sensor is disabled when the camera is
in the Panorama shooting mode.
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Recording Video Clips
NOTE Zoom does not work while recording video clips.
Therefore, you may want to zoom first before starting to
record a video clip.
A video clip includes audio.
1 Frame the subject for your video in the viewfinder.
2 To start recording video, press and
release the Video
button,
which is located on top of the
camera. The Video
viewfinder
light turns on solid red. A “video
start” sound is played and, if Live
View is on when the camera starts
recording, a video
icon, REC, and a video counter
appear on the Image Display. (See Using Live View on
page 35.)
3 To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.
NOTE If you have set the camera to Self-Timer or Self-Timer 2 Shots (see Using the Self-Timer Settings on page 44),
the camera will start recording 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, the camera only records one video clip.
After recording has stopped, the first frame of the video clip
appears on the Image Display. While it is processing, you can
delete the video clip by pressing the Menu/OK button.
You can use Playback on the camera to review the video clips
you have recorded.
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Using Live View
The Image Display allows you to frame pictures and video clips
using Live View. To activate Live View on the Image Display if
the Image Display is off, press the Live View
button. To turn
off Live View, press the Live View
button again.
NOTE Using Live View consumes a lot of battery power. To
conserve battery power, use the viewfinder instead.
The following table describes the information that is displayed
in the Live View screen of the Image Display when the camera
settings are at their default values and an optional memory
card is installed in the camera. If you change other camera
settings, icons for those settings will also be displayed in the
Live View screen.
1
2
3
4
5
# Icon
Description
1
Indicates that a memory card is installed in the camera
2
Battery level when using battery power (actual icon
shown depends on the state of your camera battery;
see Battery Gauge on page 168)
! AC power when using the HP AC power adapter or
optional HP Photosmart R-series dock
!
or
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# Icon
Description
3 12
Remaining pictures count (actual number depends on
how much space remains in memory)
4 5MP
Image Quality setting (default is 5MP
5
Focus brackets (see Using Auto Focus on page 36)
)
Focusing the Camera
Using Auto Focus
The focus brackets in the Live View screen show the focus
region for the picture you are taking or the video clip you are
recording. (See Using Live View on page 35.) When you press
the Shutter button halfway down, the camera uses this focus
region to automatically measure and then lock the focus.
NOTE In low light conditions, the red Focus Assist light on the
front of the camera (see Front, Side, and Bottom of the
Camera on page 26) may turn on briefly to help the
camera focus. If you are in a situation where you do not
want the Focus Assist light to turn on, you can turn it off in
the Setup menu (see Focus Assist Light on page 117).
The AF viewfinder light turns on solid green and the focus
brackets in the Live View screen turn green when the image is
in focus and the camera can lock the focus. However, the AF
viewfinder light blinks green and the focus brackets in Live
View turn red when the camera is unable to focus.
!
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If the AF viewfinder light blinks green and the focus brackets
turn red, release the Shutter button, re-frame the subject for
your picture or video clip, and then press the Shutter button
halfway down again. If the AF viewfinder light continues to
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several tries, there may not be enough contrast or light in the
focus region. Try using a technique called Focus Lock to
focus on an object about the same distance away but in a
higher-contrast region, and then, without releasing the
Shutter button, point the camera at the object you were
originally trying to photograph (see Using Focus Lock on
page 37). You can also simply turn on more light, if that is
possible.
!
If the AF viewfinder light blinks green, the focus brackets
turn red, and the Macro
icon blinks in the Live View
screen, one of the following is true:
• The camera is set to the Normal Focus range but detects
the focus is closer than the normal range.
• The camera is set to the Macro (close-up) focus range but
detects the focus is farther away than the macro range. In
this case, the camera will not take a picture if it cannot
find focus.
NOTE No focus brackets appear if the camera is set to
Manual Focus (see Using the Focus Range Settings on
page 38).
Using Focus Lock
Focus Lock allows you to focus on a subject that is not in the
center of the picture, or to capture action shots more quickly by
pre-focusing in the area where the action will occur. You can
also use Focus Lock to help achieve focus in low light or low
contrast situations.
1 Frame the subject for your picture within the focus brackets.
2 Press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the focus and
exposure.
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3 Continue to hold the Shutter button halfway down while you
re-frame or adjust your subject for proper positioning.
4 Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
Using the Focus Range Settings
The Focus
MF button lets you toggle between four focus
settings on the camera. The following table describes each of
the focus range settings on the camera:
Setting
Description
Normal Focus Use when taking pictures of subjects greater than
0.4 m (15.75 in) away. Auto focus is limited to a
range of 0.4 m (15.75 in) to infinity. This is the
default focus setting.
Macro
Use when taking close-up pictures of subjects less
than 0.4 m (15.75 in) away. In this mode, the
camera will not take a picture if it cannot find focus
(the AF viewfinder light blinks green and the focus
brackets turn red in the Live View screen). Auto
focus has a distance range of 0.18 to 0.5 m (7 to
19.5 in).
Infinity
Use when taking pictures of distant objects and
landscapes. Focus range is limited to a small region
near infinity.
Manual Focus Allows you to step manually through the full focus
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range. Use the
buttons to adjust the focus.
You can determine the focus by observing the
image in the Live View screen and by a meter that
appears on the left side of the Live View screen. For
more information, see Hints on Using Manual
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Understanding the Focus Search
Priority
When the camera is set to Normal Focus or Macro focus, it
begins searching for focus from the last focus position.
buttons to change this
However, you can use the
behavior. This feature is useful when there are multiple objects
at different distances in the focus region.
!
Holding the
button while pressing the Shutter halfway
down causes the camera to begin searching for focus from
the farthest position (infinity in Normal Focus and 0.4 m in
Macro), thus making the camera more likely to focus on an
object in the background.
!
Holding the
button while pressing the Shutter halfway
down causes the camera to begin searching for focus from
the nearest position (0.4 m in Normal Focus and 0.18 m in
Macro), thus making the camera more likely to focus on an
object in the foreground.
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Hints on Using Manual Focus
You may want to use Manual Focus in the following three
cases:
!
In low light conditions when auto focus may have a difficult
time gaining the proper focus.
!
After auto focus, you want to lock the focus for speed and
repeatability for the next pictures you take.
!
For fine-tuning Macro focus.
Otherwise, you may want to limit your use of Manual Focus
because it is difficult to gain the exact focus position for the best
shots using this feature. You may find, instead, that using the
other focus settings will provide you with better or more
consistent results in the pictures you take.
When using Manual Focus, here are some hints that may help:
!
To find the best focus position, adjust the focus so that the
image looks like it is in focus on the Live View screen. From
this position, press the
button until the image begins to
blur, then press the
button until the image begins to
blur. Then set the focus position halfway between the
locations where the image began to blur.
!
To lock focus for a set of pictures, let the camera find the
best focus using the Normal Focus setting, then switch to
Manual Focus. The focus will then be locked at that distance
until you adjust it manually or switch to another focus
setting.
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Using Zoom
NOTE The more you zoom in on the subject of your picture,
the more that even small movements of the camera are
magnified (this is called “camera shake”). So, especially
at full telephoto zoom (3x), you really need to hold the
camera steady in order to take a picture that is not blurry.
If an icon of a shaking hand ( ) appears in the Live View
screen, you should set the camera on a tripod or stable
surface; otherwise, the picture will likely be blurry.
Optical Zoom
NOTE Optical zoom does not work while recording
video clips.
Optical zoom works like the zoom on a traditional film camera,
with physical lens elements moving inside the camera to make
the subject of your picture appear closer.
Press Zoom Out
and Zoom In on the Zoom lever to move
the lens between wide angle (1x) and telephoto (3x) positions.
Digital Zoom
NOTE Digital zoom does not work while shooting panoramic
images or while recording video clips.
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts.
The camera essentially crops the image to give an appearance
of the subject of the picture being an additional 1.1x to 8x
larger.
1 Press the Zoom In on the Zoom lever to optically zoom in
to the maximum level, then release the button.
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2 Press Zoom In again and hold it
until you reach the desired size in
the Image Display. A yellow frame
surrounds the area of the image
that will be captured. The
resolution number on the right side
of the screen also becomes smaller
as you digitally zoom. For example, 4.2MP appears in
place of 5MP, indicating that the image is being reduced to
a size of 4.2 Megapixels.
3 When the yellow frame is at the desired size, press the
Shutter button to take the picture.
To turn digital zoom off and return to optical zoom, press Zoom
Out
on the Zoom lever until digital zooming stops. Release
Zoom Out
, and then press it again.
NOTE Digital zoom reduces the resolution of an image, so
your picture will tend to be more pixilated than the same
image taken with optical zoom. If you just intend to e-mail
an image or post it to a website, this loss of resolution will
not be noticeable, but in situations where the highest
quality counts (such as printing), limit the use of digital
zoom. It is also recommended to use a tripod when using
digital zoom.
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Setting the Flash
NOTE The flash does not work in Panorama mode, with the
Burst setting, or while recording video clips.
The Flash button lets you cycle through the flash settings on
the camera. To change the flash setting, press the Flash
button until the desired setting appears in the Image Display.
The following table describes each of the flash settings on the
camera.
NOTE If you change the flash setting, the camera will remain
in that setting until you change it or turn off the camera.
Except in My Mode (page 52), when you turn the camera
on again, flash resets to the default Auto Flash setting.
Setting
Description
Auto Flash The camera measures light and uses the flash if
necessary.
A
Red-Eye
A
The camera measures light and uses the flash with
red-eye reduction if necessary (see the following
NOTE for a description of red-eye reduction).
Flash On The camera always flashes. If the light is behind your
subject, you can use this setting to increase the light
on the front of your subject. This is called “fill-flash.”
Flash Off The camera will not flash, no matter the lighting
conditions.
Night
The camera fires the flash if necessary (using red-eye
reduction) to illuminate objects in the foreground. It
then continues to expose as if the flash had not fired to
gather the background (see the following NOTE for a
description of red-eye reduction).
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NOTE The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the
flash reflecting off the subjects’ eyes, which sometimes
makes a human’s or animal’s eyes appear red in the
captured image. When you use a flash setting with
red-eye reduction, the camera flashes twice, minimizing
the red-eye in the captured images of humans or animals.
It will take longer to take a picture using red-eye
reduction, because the shutter is delayed for the
additional flash. In turn, make sure your subjects wait for
the second flash.
NOTE You can remove red eyes from subjects in still images
that you have taken using the Remove Red Eyes option in
the Playback Menu (see page 91).
Using the Self-Timer Settings
1 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
2 Press the Timer/Burst
button until Self-Timer
or
Self-Timer - 2 Shots
appears in the Image Display.
3 Frame the subject in either the viewfinder or in Live View.
(See Using Live View on page 35.)
4 The next steps depend on whether you are capturing one or
two still pictures, or are recording a video clip.
For Still Pictures:
a. Press the Shutter button halfway down to gain Focus
Lock (the camera measures and then locks the focus and
exposure). The camera will hold these settings until it
takes the picture.
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b. Press the Shutter button all the way down. If the Image
Display is on, a 10-second countdown appears on the
screen. The Self-Timer light on the front of the camera
then blinks for 10 seconds before the camera takes the
picture. If you set the camera to Self-Timer - 2 Shots, the
Self-Timer light blinks for a few more seconds until the
second picture is taken.
NOTE If you immediately press the Shutter button all the way
down without using Focus Lock, the camera will lock
focus and exposure just before the end of the 10-second
countdown. This is useful when one or more subjects will
be entering the picture during the 10-second countdown
period.
NOTE You cannot record audio with a still picture when using
the Self-Timer settings, but you can add an audio clip later
(see Record Audio on page 94).
For Video Clips:
To start recording video, press the Video
button and
then release it. If the Image Display is on, a 10-second
countdown appears on the screen. The Self-Timer light on
the front of the camera then blinks for 10 seconds before the
camera starts recording the video.
NOTE With either the Self-Timer or the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, only one video clip is recorded after the 10second countdown.
To stop recording the video clip, press the Video
button
again; otherwise, the video will continue recording until the
camera runs out of memory.
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Using the Burst Setting
NOTE The Burst setting does not work in Panorama mode, nor
while recording video clips. You also cannot record audio
when using the Burst setting, but you can add an audio
clip later (see Record Audio on page 94). Also, the flash
does not work while using the Burst setting.
NOTE If you set the camera to Burst while in AE Bracketing,
the camera honors the Burst setting, and ignores AE
Bracketing.
Burst allows you to take 3 still pictures in a row as quickly as
the camera possibly can.
button until Burst
appears in
1 Press the Timer/Burst
the Image Display.
2 Frame the subject and press the Shutter button all the way
down and hold it. The camera takes 3 pictures as quickly as
possible until the Shutter button is released.
The Image Display remains off during the burst capture. After
the burst pictures have been taken, each image appears one at
a time on the Image Display.
Using the Shooting Modes
NOTE The shooting mode does not apply when you are
recording video clips.
Shooting modes are pre-defined camera settings that are
optimized for taking pictures of certain scene types to give you
better results. In each shooting mode, the camera selects the
best settings, such as the ISO speed, F-number (aperture), and
shutter speed, optimizing them for the particular scene or
situation.
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To change the shooting mode, press the Mode button on top of
the camera until the desired shooting mode appears in the
status screen. Alternatively, you can press the Mode button just
once and then use the
buttons to scroll to the desired
shooting mode. The following table describes each of the
shooting mode settings on the camera.
Setting
Description
Auto
In this mode, the camera automatically selects the
best F-number (aperture) and shutter speed for the
scene. Auto mode works well for most shots in normal
situations. This mode is also useful when you need to
take a good shot quickly, and do not have time to
select a special shooting mode on the camera.
Action
In this mode, the camera uses fast shutter speeds and
higher ISO speeds to stop motion. Use Action mode
to capture sporting events, moving cars, or any scene
where you want to stop the action.
Landscape In this mode, the camera combines a higher F-
number for better depth of field with higher saturation
and sharpness for a more vivid effect. Use Landscape
mode to capture mountain scenes or any shots with a
deep perspective.
Portrait
In this mode, the camera combines a smaller Fnumber to blur the background, with lower saturation,
contrast, and sharpness for a more natural effect. Use
Portrait mode for pictures that have one or more
people as their primary focal point.
Beach &
Snow
This mode lets you capture bright, outdoor scenes and
balance out harsh lighting.
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Setting
Description
Sunset
In this mode, the focus starts at infinity and the flash is
set to Flash Off. This mode improves the saturation of
sunset colors and retains the warmth of the scene with
a bias towards the orange colors of the sunset.
Aperture This mode lets you select the F-number (aperture)
Priority setting in Live View using the
buttons, while the
Av
camera selects the best shutter speed. This allows you
to control the depth of field (for example to blur the
background). Use the Aperture Priority mode when
you want specific control over the aperture.
Panorama This mode allows you to shoot a series of overlapping
frames for stitching into one, large panoramic image
using the included computer software. Use Panorama
mode for grand landscapes, such as mountain
ranges, or group pictures where you need to capture
a wide shot that one image cannot capture. Flash is
set to Flash Off in this mode. (See Using Panorama
Mode on page 49). You can view the entire
panoramic shot using the Preview Panorama option in
the Playback Menu (see Preview Panorama on
page 95).
Document This mode uses a high contrast setting and a low
saturation setting, with flash set to Flash Off. Use
Document mode for shooting flat, textual, or
graphical pieces.
My Mode This is a customizable shooting mode that allows you
to select, save, and then repeatedly use a group of
preferred settings on your camera. See Using My
Mode on page 52
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Noise Reduction for Long Exposures
At longer shutter speeds the camera will automatically take a
second exposure with the shutter closed in order to measure
and reduce the noise (grainy look) in the image. In these cases,
the exposure will seem to take twice as long as expected. For
example, in a 1-second exposure, the Image Display will stay
dark for 2 seconds until the noise reduction frame is exposed.
This means that at longer shutter speeds, you may not be able
to take quite as many shots back-to-back.
Using Panorama Mode
NOTE If the HP Image Zone software is not installed on your
computer, see Using Your Camera without Installing the
HP Image Zone Software on page 125.
Panorama mode allows you to take a sequence of 2–5 pictures
that can be “stitched” together in order to capture a scene too
wide to fit into a single picture. In Panorama mode, you take a
picture as the first in the panoramic sequence, and each
subsequent picture you take is added to the panorama until
you end the sequence by pressing the Menu/OK button, or
until you have taken the fifth picture in the sequence. You can
then view a low-resolution image of your panorama with the
Preview Panorama Menu option in the Playback Menu (see
page 95), or you can transfer the images in the panoramic
sequence to your computer for stitching together and then
viewing or printing.
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Your camera came with the ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™
software that automatically stitches the images in the
panoramic sequence together on your computer during image
transfer. The Panorama Maker software was automatically
installed on your computer during the HP Image Zone software
installation process (see Installing the Software on page 19).
To transfer the panoramic sequence of images from your
camera to your computer so that the ArcSoft Panorama Maker
software can stitch the images together, see Transferring
Images to a Computer on page 109.
Taking a Panoramic Sequence of Pictures
1 Press the Mode button on top of
the camera until the Panorama
mode appears in the Image
Display. The camera switches to
displayed in
Live View with
the Image Display. You are now
ready to take the first picture in
your panoramic sequence.
NOTE Panorama images are stitched together from left to
right, so your first image must be at the left-most end of
the panorama view.
2 Press the Shutter button to take the
first picture in the panoramic
sequence. After Instant Review, the
camera switches to Live View with
displayed in the Image
Display.
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3 Position the camera to take the second picture. Notice the
transparent overlay of the image of the first picture in the
sequence superimposed on the left third of the Live View
screen. Use this overlay to align your second picture
horizontally with the first.
4 Press the Shutter button to take the
second picture. After Instant
Review, the camera switches to
Live View with
displayed in
the Image Display. Again, the
transparent overlay of the previous
image is superimposed on the left
third of the Live View screen to
enable you to align your third picture.
5 Continue adding more pictures to the panorama, or press
the Menu/OK button to end the panoramic sequence. The
panoramic sequence ends automatically after you take the
fifth picture.
NOTE To view a low-resolution image of the panorama on
your camera, see Preview Panorama on page 95.
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Using My Mode
My Mode is a customizable shooting mode that allows you to
select, save, and then repeatedly use a group of preferred
settings on your camera. This shooting mode is especially
useful when you frequently take pictures of the same type of
subject or scene and want to have the camera set to the same
settings each time. For example, you may often take action
pictures of your child playing soccer outdoors on bright, sunny
days. In this case, you could select and save Action as the
shooting mode setting and Sun as the White Balance setting in
My Mode, and then simply set your camera to the My Mode
shooting mode every time in the future that you wish to take
pictures at your child’s soccer games or practices.
The settings in My Mode are completely independent from the
group of settings used for all other shooting modes on the
camera. And, unlike the other shooting modes, all of your
settings in My Mode are saved by default when you turn the
camera off.
Selecting and Saving Preferred Settings in
My Mode
1 Press the Mode button on the top of the camera to toggle
through the shooting modes until you see My Mode and the
icon in the Image Display.
2 Press the Menu/OK button to display the MY Mode Capture
Menu.
3 To change the setting for a particular menu option:
a. Use the
or
button to scroll to a menu option in
the My Mode Capture Menu.
b. Press the Menu/OK button.The sub-menu for that menu
option is displayed.
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c. Use the
or
button to highlight the new setting you
want for that menu option.
d. Press the Menu/OK button to select that setting and
return to the My Mode Capture Menu.
4 Repeat step 3 for each menu option setting you want to
change.
5 When you have finished changing settings in the My Mode
Capture Menu, press the Live View
button on the back
of the camera to exit the My Mode Capture Menu and
return to Live View. The
icon and the icons for the
settings you selected for My Mode are now displayed in Live
View.
The settings you selected are automatically saved and remain
set in My Mode even if you switch to a different shooting mode
or turn the camera off. To change any of the settings you
selected in My Mode, repeat steps 1 through 5.
Using the My Mode Saved Settings
Sub-Menu
You can further customize how My Mode works by using the
My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu. This sub-menu allows you
to specify exactly which settings you would like to save in My
Mode and which you would like to return to their defaults when
you turn the camera off. The My Mode Saved Settings submenu also has a menu option called Start in My Mode where
you can specify that the camera start in My Mode instead of
Auto mode each time you turn the camera on.
1 Press the Mode button on the top of the camera to toggle
through the shooting modes until you see My Mode and the
icon in the status screen.
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2 Press the Menu/OK button to display the My Mode Capture
Menu.
3 Use the
or
button to scroll to the My Mode Saved
Settings menu option and press the Menu/OK button. The
My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu displays. The items with
check marks in the My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu will
be saved in My Mode any time you turn the camera off.
4 To change a setting so it will return to its default setting
when you turn the camera off, or, in the case of Start in My
Mode, to specify that the camera start in My Mode each
time you turn the camera on:
a. Use the
or
button to scroll to the setting.
b. Press the button to either remove the check mark next to
a setting so it will return to its default setting when you turn
the camera off, or toggle the Start in My Mode setting to
Yes.
5 Repeat step 4 for each setting you want to change.
6 When you have finished changing settings in the My Mode
Saved Settings sub-menu, press the Menu/OK button to
return to the My Mode Capture Menu.
7 To exit the My Mode Capture Menu, press the Live View
button on the back of the camera to exit the My Mode
Capture Menu and return to Live View.
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Using the Capture Menu
The Capture Menu allows you to adjust various camera settings
that affect the qualities of the images and video clips you
capture with your camera.
1 To display the Capture Menu, press the Live View
button, and then press the Menu/OK button. If the image
Display is already off, you can simply press Menu/OK.
Screen 1:
Screen 2:
Screen 3:
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Capture Menu
options.
3 Either press Menu/OK to select a highlighted option
and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to change
the setting for the highlighted option without going to its
sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
Menu/OK button to change the setting for the Capture
Menu option.
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5 To exit the Capture Menu, highlight the
press Menu/OK.
EXIT option and
Help for the Menu Options
Help... is the last option in each of
the Capture sub-menus. The Help...
option provides information about
that Capture menu option and its
settings. For example, if you press
Menu/OK when Help... is
highlighted in the White Balance
sub-menu, the White Balance Help screen is displayed,
as shown.
Use the
buttons to scroll through the Help screens. To
exit the Help and return to the particular Capture sub-menu,
press the Menu/OK button.
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EV Compensation
In difficult lighting conditions, you can use EV (Exposure
Value) Compensation to override the automatic exposure
setting that the camera makes.
EV Compensation is useful in scenes that contain many light
objects (like a white house in the snow) or many dark objects
(like a black cat on a dark background). Scenes containing
many light objects or many dark objects could turn out gray
without the use of EV Compensation. For a scene with many
light objects, increase the EV Compensation to a positive
number to produce a brighter result. For a scene with many
dark objects, decrease the EV Compensation to darken the
scene to be closer to black.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select EV Compensation.
2 In the EV Compensation submenu, use the
buttons to
change the EV setting in 0.33
steps from -3.0 to +3.0. The new
setting is applied to the Live View
screen behind the menu, so you
can see the effect each setting will
have on the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default setting of 0
(zero), the number value will appear in the Live View screen
icon.
next to the
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
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Image Quality
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting allows you to set the resolution and JPEG
compression of the still images you capture with your camera.
The Image Quality sub-menu has five pre-defined settings, as
well as a menu option through which you can create your own
custom Image Quality setting.
NOTE The resolution portion of all the Image Quality settings
except for the VGA setting is represented by a number
and MP (Megapixels), such as 5MP or 3MP. The higher
the number of Megapixels, the higher the resolution. In the
case of the VGA setting, the image will have 640 by 480,
which is the lowest resolution.
The compression portion of the Image Quality settings is
represented by the stars. The more stars, the less
compression of the image, and the higher the quality.
Conversely, the less number of stars, the higher
compression of the image, and the lower the quality.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select Image Quality.
2 In the Image Quality sub-menu,
buttons to
use the
highlight a pre-defined setting or
the Custom... menu option.
3 Press Menu/OK to save a predefined setting and return to the
Capture Menu. Or, when the
Custom... menu option is highlighted, press Menu/OK to go
to the Custom Image Quality sub-menu (see page 60).
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The following table helps explain the pre-defined Image
Quality settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
5MP
Images will be full resolution and have the lowest
pre-defined compression. This setting produces very
high quality images, with greater color accuracy, but
uses the most memory. This is recommended if you
plan to enlarge images, or print images to a size
larger than 18 by 24 cm (8 by 10 in).
5MP
Images will be full resolution and have medium
compression. This setting produces high quality
images, but uses less memory than the 5MP setting
above. This is the default setting and is
recommended if you plan to enlarge images, or print
images to a size of 18 by 24 cm (8 by 10 in) or
larger.
3MP
Images will be 3MP (medium) resolution and have
medium compression. This setting produces highquality images, but uses less memory than the 5MP
settings above. This setting is recommended for
printing images up to 13 by 18 cm (5 by 7 in).
1MP
Images will be 1MP (low) resolution and have
medium compression. This is a memory-efficient
setting, ideal for images that you want to send via email or post to the Internet.
VGA
Images will be 640 by 480 (lowest) resolution and
have medium compression. This is a memoryefficient setting, but produces the lower quality
images. This setting is good for images you want to
send via e-mail or post to the Internet.
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The Image Quality setting not only affects the quality of the
images, but as a result the amount of images that can be
stored either in the internal memory in the camera or on an
optional memory card. Higher resolution and lower
compression images will take up more space than images with
lower resolution and/or compression. For example, the highest
pre-defined setting, 5MP
, results in high quality images,
but consumes more storage space in memory than the next
lower setting, 5MP
. Likewise, many more still images can
be stored in memory at the 1MP
or VGA
settings than
at 5MP
; however, these settings will result in much lower
quality images.
The Pictures remaining count at the bottom of the screen
updates when you highlight each pre-defined setting. See
Memory Capacity on page 183 for more information about
how the Image Quality setting affects the number of images
that can be saved on your memory card.
The icon for the new setting (in the previous table) will appear
in the Live View screen. The new setting remains in effect until it
is changed again, even when you turn the camera off.
NOTE When you use digital zoom, the resolution changes as
you zoom in. See Digital Zoom on page 41.
Custom Image Quality
If you select the Custom... option from the Image Quality submenu, the Custom Image Quality sub-menu displays. This submenu allows you to select a custom Image Quality setting,
including individually setting the resolution and the
compression of the images you capture.
In the Custom Image Quality sub-menu, the default Resolution
setting is 5MP (full resolution), and the default Compression
setting is
(medium compression).
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1 In the Image Quality sub-menu
(page 58), select the Custom...
option.
2 Use the
buttons to move
between the Resolution and
Compression options.
3 Use the
buttons to change the
Resolution or Compression setting. The following tables help
explain these settings.
Resolution Settings
5MP—Full resolution; therefore, highest quality
3MP—3MP (medium) resolution
1MP—1MP (low) resolution
VGA—640 by 480 (lowest) resolution; lowest quality
NOTE At higher compression levels, image quality is reduced.
Compression Settings
—Highest compression; most memory-efficient, and
minimum quality
—Medium compression
—Low compression
—Little to no compression; least memory-efficient,
and maximum quality
4 Press Menu/OK to save the custom Image Quality setting
and return to the Capture Menu.
The custom Image Quality setting will appear in the Live View
screen. The custom setting remains in effect until it is changes
again, even when you turn the camera off.
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NOTE When you use digital zoom, the resolution changes as
you zoom in. See Digital Zoom on page 41.
White Balance
Different kinds of lighting conditions cast different colors. For
example, sunlight is more blue, while indoor tungsten light is
more yellow. Scenes dominated by a single color may require
an adjustment of the white balance setting to help the camera
reproduce colors more accurately and ensure that whites
appear white in the final image. You can also adjust the white
balance to produce creative effects. Using the Sun setting can
produce a warmer look to the image.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select White Balance.
2 In the White Balance sub-menu,
use the
buttons to
highlight a setting. The new
setting is applied to the Live View
screen behind the menu, so you
can see the effect each setting will
have on the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
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Description
Auto
The camera automatically identifies and corrects for
scene illuminance. This is the default setting.
Sun
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors under sunny or bright cloudy conditions.
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Description
Shade
The camera balances color assuming the subject is
outdoors in shade, in dark cloudy conditions, or at
dusk.
Tungsten The camera balances color based on incandescent or
halogen lighting (typically found in homes).
Fluorescent The camera balances color based on fluorescent
lighting.
Manual
The camera calculates a custom White Balance
based on your target image (see the following
subsection).
If the setting is anything other than the default Auto setting, the
icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the Live
View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The White Balance setting resets to the default Auto setting
when you turn the camera off.
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Manual White Balance
If you select the Manual option, the
Manual White Balance screen
displays. The Live View portion of the
screen shows the color tint from the
previous Manual White Balance
setting that was made.
NOTE To restore the previous
Manual White Balance setting, simply press the Menu/
OK button in the Manual White Balance screen without
pressing the Shutter button.
To change the Manual White Balance setting:
1 Point the camera at a white or gray target (such as a piece
of paper), making sure that the entire screen encompasses
the white or gray target.
2 Press the Shutter button (the camera will not take a picture).
The camera then calculates a custom White Balance setting
based on the region inside the focus brackets. During the
calculation, PROCESSING... is displayed on the screen. When
the calculation is complete, the color tint in Live View
changes to match the new Manual White Balance setting,
and WHITE BALANCE SET is displayed.
3 If needed, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you get the desired
Manual White Balance setting.
4 When you are satisfied with the Manual setting you have
made, press the Menu/OK button to exit the Manual White
Balance screen and return to the Capture Menu.
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ISO Speed
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to light. When
ISO Speed is set to the default Auto setting, the camera selects
the best ISO speed for the scene.
Lower ISO speeds will capture the best quality images with the
least amount of grain (or noise), but result in slower shutter
speeds. If taking a picture in low light conditions without a
flash at ISO 100, you may want to use a tripod. In contrast,
higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter speeds, and can be
used when taking pictures in dark areas without a flash, or
pictures of fast moving objects. Higher ISO speeds produce
pictures with more grain (or noise) and, thus, can be of lower
quality.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select ISO Speed.
2 In the ISO Speed sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
If the setting is anything other than the default Auto setting, the
number value for the setting will appear in the Live View
screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The ISO Speed setting resets to the default Auto setting when
you turn the camera off.
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AE Metering
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting allows you to specify which region of a scene the
camera will use to calculate the exposure.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select AE Metering.
2 In the AE Metering sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind the
menu, so you can see the effect
each setting will have on the picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting
Description
Average The camera uses the entire scene region to measure
and calculate exposure. Use this setting when you
want everything in the picture to be used equally when
calculating exposure.
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Setting
Description
Center- The camera uses a large area in the center of the
Weighted scene region to measure and calculate exposure. This
setting is good to use when the subject of the picture is
in the center of the frame. Exposure will be based
more on the subject than on its surroundings. This is
the default setting.
Spot
The camera uses a small area in the center of the
scene region to measure and calculate exposure. This
can be useful in backlit scenes or when the subject of
the picture is very dark or light compared to the rest of
the scene. When using this setting, frame the subject of
the picture in the center of the focus brackets, then
press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the
exposure and focus on the spot in the center. Then
recompose the scene as desired and press the Shutter
button all the way down. NOTE: When this setting is
used, parts of the image can end up over or underexposed.
If the new setting is anything other than the default CenterWeighted setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous table)
will appear in the Live View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The AE Metering setting resets to the default Center-Weighted
setting when you turn the camera off.
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Adaptive Lighting
NOTE This setting does not apply in Panorama mode or when
recording video clips.
This setting balances the relationship between bright and dark
areas in a picture, preserving gentle contrasts but compressing
harsh contrasts. Some areas in the picture are lightened, while
others are left alone. Here is an example of how Adaptive
Lighting can enhance an image:
Without Adaptive Lighting:
With Adaptive Lighting:
Adaptive Lighting is useful in situations like these:
!
Outdoor scenes with a mixture of sun and shade
!
Cloudy days when there is a lot of “glare” from the sky
!
Indoor scenes that use flash photography (to soften or even
out the effect of the flash)
!
Backlit scenes where the subject is too far away for the
regular flash to reach
NOTE When Adaptive Lighting is turned on, the camera will
take longer to store an image in memory, since the image
is being processed before storing it.
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You can use Adaptive Lighting with or without regular flash, but
it is not recommended as a replacement for regular flash.
Unlike regular flash, Adaptive Lighting does not affect
exposure settings, so brightened areas may appear “noisy” or
grainy, and indoor or night images may be blurry if taken
without a regular flash or a tripod.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select Adaptive Lighting.
2 In the Adaptive Lighting submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table explains the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Off
The camera will process the image as normal. This is the
default setting.
Low
The camera will brighten the dark regions of the image.
High The camera will greatly brighten the dark regions of the
image.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off setting,
the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the
Live View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again, even when you turn the camera
off.
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Color
This setting allows you to control the color in which your
images will be captured. For example, when you set Color to
Sepia, your images will be captured in brown colors to make
them look aged or old-fashioned.
NOTE Once you have taken a picture using either the Black &
White or Sepia setting, the image cannot be adjusted
back to Full Color later.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select Color.
2 In the Color sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight a
setting. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind the
menu, so you can see the effect
each setting will have on the
picture.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the
Capture Menu.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The Color setting resets to the default Full Color setting when
you turn the camera off.
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Saturation
This setting allows you to determine how saturated the colors
will be in your pictures.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select Saturation.
2 In the Saturation sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Low
-
Mutes colors to give a softer, more “natural” look to the
subject.
Medium Colors will be normally saturated. This is the default
setting.
High
+
Emphasizes more vivid colors in a scene. Outdoor
landscape photography can use high saturation to
create skies that are more blue, or sunsets that are more
orange.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will
appear in the Live View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The Saturation setting resets to the default Medium setting
when you turn the camera off.
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Sharpness
NOTE This setting does not apply when recording video clips.
This setting allows you to set how sharp the fine detail will be in
your images.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55), select Sharpness.
2 In the Sharpness sub-menu, use
the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Low
-
The edges in your images will be softer, with less grain
(or noise). You can use this setting for taking portrait
pictures with softer, more natural edges.
Medium The edges in your images will have normal sharpness.
This is the default setting.
High
+
The edges in your images will be more pronounced.
This setting may be helpful for outdoor landscapes, but
the images will contain more grain (or noise).
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will
appear in the Live View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The Sharpness setting resets to the default Medium setting
when you turn the camera off.
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Contrast
This setting allows you to control how much contrast there will
be between the dark and light colors in your captured images,
including the amount of detail there will be in the highlights
and shadows within the images.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select Contrast.
2 In the Contrast sub-menu, use the
buttons to highlight a
setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Low
-
Your images will have less contrast. Dark and light
colors in the image will be less distinct, and there will
be more details in the highlights and shadows.
Medium Your images will have normal contrast. This is the
default setting.
High
+
Your images will have more contrast. Dark and light
colors in the image will be more distinct, and there will
be less details in the highlights and shadows.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Medium
setting, the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will
appear in the Live View screen.
Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains in
effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off.
The Contrast setting resets to the default Medium setting when
you turn the camera off.
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AE Bracketing
NOTE This setting does not apply in Panorama mode.
This setting allows you to take three pictures with the camera,
with each picture set to a different exposure value. When you
select one of the AE (automatic exposure) Bracketing settings,
the camera will take the first picture at normal exposure (0
exposure value), followed by an underexposed picture at the
negative (-) exposure value in the setting, and finally an
overexposed picture at the positive (+) exposure value in the
setting. The entire sequence of three shots is taken with only
one press of the Shutter button. Use AE Bracketing when you
want to try underexposing and overexposing a shot to get an
image at the best exposure.
NOTE Flash is allowed when you select an AE Bracketing
setting; however, the interval between each of the pictures
in the sequence of three shots will be longer due to flash
recharging.
NOTE If you have selected Burst mode, AE Bracketing is
ignored. Also, when you use AE Bracketing with SelfTimer - 2 Shots set, the Self-Timer - 2 Shots setting is
essentially ignored and is treated the same as the SelfTimer mode (only one 3-shot sequence is taken).
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select AE Bracketing.
2 In the AE Bracketing sub-menu,
use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
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4 To take the three pictures, each at a different exposure
setting, simply press the Shutter button all the way down one
time. The entire 3–shot sequence is taken with one press of
the Shutter button, as long as there is enough space in the
memory buffer of the camera to store all three images. Be
sure to hold the camera still until all three pictures have been
taken. After the three pictures have been taken, each image
appears one at a time on the Image Display.
The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting Description
Off
The camera will not use AE bracketing.
+/-0.3 The camera will take the first picture at normal exposure
(0 exposure value), followed by an underexposed
picture at -0.3 exposure value, and finally an
overexposed picture at +0.3 exposure value.
+/-0.7 The camera will take the first picture at normal exposure
(0 exposure value), followed by an underexposed
picture at -0.7 exposure value, and finally an
overexposed picture at +0.7 exposure value.
+/-1.0 The camera will take the first picture at normal exposure
(0 exposure value), followed by an underexposed
picture at -1.0 exposure value, and finally an
overexposed picture at +1.0 exposure value.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off setting,
the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the
Live View screen.
NOTE Except in My Mode (page 52), the new setting remains
in effect until it is changed again or until the camera is
turned off. The AE Bracketing setting resets to the default
Off setting when you turn the camera off.
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Date & Time Imprint
NOTE This setting does not apply in Panorama mode or when
recording video clips.
This setting imprints either the date or the date and time of
when the image was captured in the lower left-hand corner of
the image. Once you select either of the Date & Time Imprint
settings, the date or date and time will be imprinted on all
subsequent still images that are captured, not to previously
captured images.
NOTE Once you have taken a picture using either the Date
Only or Date & Time setting, the date or date and time
that is imprinted on the image cannot be removed later.
NOTE If you rotate the image using the Rotate option in the
Playback Menu (page 86), the date or date and time
imprint will likewise rotate with the image.
1 In the Capture Menu (page 55),
select Date & Time Imprint.
2 In the Date & Time Imprint submenu, use the
buttons to
highlight a setting.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Capture
Menu.
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The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:
Setting
Off
Description
The camera will not imprint a date or date and time
on the image.
Date Only The camera will permanently imprint the date in the
lower left-hand corner of the image.
Date & Time The camera will permanently imprint the date and
time in the lower left-hand corner of the image.
If the new setting is anything other than the default Off setting,
the icon for the setting (in the previous table) will appear in the
Live View screen.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
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Chapter 3:
Reviewing Images and
Video Clips
You can use Playback to review the images and video clips in
your camera. When reviewing images in Playback, you can
use the Print
button to select still images that you want to
have printed automatically the next time you connect the
camera to your computer or directly to any HP Photosmart or
PictBridge-compatible printers. See Selecting Images for
Printing on page 83. While in Playback, you can also use the
Zoom lever to view thumbnails of images, or to magnify
images so you can take a closer look at them on the camera.
See Viewing Thumbnails on page 84 and Magnifying Images
on page 85.
In addition, the Playback Menu allows you to delete images or
video clips, manipulate images, such as removing red eyes
from images and rotating images, and even get HP Image
Advice (an analysis of images for any problems with focus,
exposure, and so forth, that may have occurred while
capturing the images). To do these things and more, see Using
the Playback Menu on page 86.
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Using Playback
1 Press the Playback
button to activate Playback. The most
recently taken or reviewed image or video clip appears on
the Image Display.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through your images and
video clips. Press and hold either of the
buttons to
scroll faster.
NOTE Audio clips attached to still images and video clips play
automatically after the still image or the first frame of the
video clip displays for 2 seconds. You can adjust the
volume of the audio playback by pressing the
buttons.
3 To turn off the Image Display after reviewing your images
and video clips, press the Playback
button again.
During Playback, the Image Display also indicates additional
information about each image or video clip. The following
table describes this information.
1 2
3
4
5
8
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Icon
Description
1
Displays only when an optional memory card is
installed in the camera.
2
! Battery level when using battery (actual icon shown
depends on the state of your camera battery; see
Battery Gauge on page 168).
! AC power when using the HP AC power adapter or
optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
or
3
Displays for the first few seconds when you enter
Playback to indicate that you can scroll through the
images or video clips using the
buttons.
4
3
Indicates this image has been selected to be sent to
3 destinations using HP Instant Share (see Chapter
4: Using HP Instant Share on page 97).
5
2
Indicates this image has been selected for printing 2
copies (see Selecting Images for Printing on
page 83).
6
17 of 43 Shows the number of this image or video clip out of
the total number of images and video clips that are
stored in memory.
7
0:29
! Shows the recorded length of this audio or video
clip.
!
Indicates this image has an audio clip
attached.
!
Indicates this is a video clip.
or
8
Indicates this image is the second image in a
panoramic sequence of images that was taken using
the Panorama shooting mode.
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Total Images Summary Screen
When you press the button while
viewing the last image, a screen
appears showing the number of
pictures taken, and the number of
pictures remaining. Counters
indicating the total number of images
and for
selected for printing
HP Instant Share
are shown in the upper left-hand corner
of the screen, and icons for an optional memory card if
installed (the SD icon) and the battery level are shown in the
upper right-hand corner of the screen.
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Selecting Images for Printing
The Print
button on the back of the camera allows you to set
how many copies of a still image you want to have printed
automatically the next time you connect the camera to your
computer or directly to any HP Photosmart or PictBridgecompatible printers.
NOTE You can select only individual images in a panoramic
sequence for printing via the Print button. Even if you
select all the images in a panoramic sequence individually
using the Print button, only the individual images will print
the next time you connect your camera to your computer
or printer. To print an entire panoramic sequence of
images instead, see Printing Panoramas on page 111.
You can use the Print
button any time that you see a still
image displayed on the Image Display, such as during
Playback, or when you access the main Playback Menu or the
HP Instant Share Menu.
To select a still image for direct print:
1 Press the Print
button.
buttons to set the
2 Use the
number of copies you want to
print. The maximum number of
copies is 99. The printer
icon
with the number of copies that you
set appears in the lower righthand corner of the image.
The next time you connect the camera to your computer or
printer, the images you have selected will print automatically
(see Chapter 5: Transferring and Printing Images on
page 109).
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Viewing Thumbnails
Thumbnail view allows you to view the still images you have
taken and the first frames of the video clips you have recorded
arranged in a matrix of nine thumbnail images and video clip
frames per screen.
NOTE In Thumbnail view, each image in a panorama displays
individually. To preview an entire panoramic sequence of
images, see Preview Panorama on page 95.
1 While in Playback (page 80),
press Thumbnails
(same as
Zoom Out
) on the Zoom lever.
A Thumbnail view of up to nine
images and video clip frames
appears on the Image Display. A
yellow border surrounds the
current image or video clip frame.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll horizontally to the previous or
next thumbnail.
buttons to scroll vertically to the thumbnail
3 Press the
directly above or below the current thumbnail.
4 Press the Menu/OK button to exit Thumbnail view and
return to Playback. The current image or video clip (that was
in the yellow border in Thumbnail view) is displayed in full
view on the Image Display again.
icon
At the bottom of each thumbnail, an HP Instant Share
signifies that the still image is selected for one or more HP
Instant Share destinations, a printer
icon signifies that it is
selected for printing, a panorama
icon indicates the
image is part of a panoramic sequence, a Video
icon
signifies that this is a video clip, and an Audio
icon
signifies that an audio clip is attached to this still image.
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Magnifying Images
NOTE This feature only works on still images; it does not work
with video clips. Also, this feature is for viewing purposes
only; it does not permanently alter the image.
1 While in Playback (page 80),
(same as Zoom
press Magnify
In ) on the Zoom lever. The
currently displayed image is
automatically magnified 2x. The
center portion of the magnified
image is displayed along with four
arrows, which indicate that you can pan around the
magnified image.
2 Use the
and
buttons to pan around the
magnified image.
3 Use Zoom In and
Zoom Out to increase or decrease
the magnification.
4 Press the Menu/OK button to exit Magnify view and return
to Playback. The current image is displayed in full view on
the Image Display again.
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Using the Playback Menu
The Playback Menu allows you to delete still images or video
clips, undelete images, format the camera's internal memory or
optional memory card, and remove red eyes from still images.
Additionally, you can get HP Image Advice (an analysis of an
image which identifies problems with focus, exposure, and so
forth), view all the settings you used when you captured an
image or video clip, record audio clips to attach to an image,
rotate images, and preview panoramic sequences of images.
1 To display the Playback Menu, press the Menu/OK button
while you are in Playback. If you are not currently in
Playback, press the Playback
button first, then press the
Menu/OK button.
2 Move to the image or video clip you want to use by pressing
the
buttons. This makes it easy to perform the same
action on several images or video clips, such as deleting
multiple images or video clips.
buttons to highlight the Playback Menu
3 Use the
options on the left of the Image Display. Select a highlighted
option by pressing the Menu/OK button. Each of the
Playback Menu options are explained later in this section.
4 Use one of several ways to exit the Playback Menu. If,
immediately after entering the Playback Menu, you decide
not to change anything, simply press Menu/OK again to
exit the menu. After you have used the Playback Menu, you
can navigate to another menu via the menu tabs at the top
of the Image Display. You can also select the
Exit option
and press Menu/OK. If you want to return to Playback, or
switch to another camera state, press the appropriate button
on the back of the camera.
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The following table summarizes each of the Playback Menu
options and describes the information in the bottom right
corner of each image or video clip while the Playback Menu is
displayed.
Still Image Screen 1:
Video Clip Screen 1:
12
13
14
1
2
3
4
5
15
9
10
11
Still Image Screen 2:
16
Video Clip Screen 2:
6
7
8
#
Icon
Description
1
Delete - Presents a sub-menu where you can
delete this image or video clip, delete the entire
panoramic sequence of images, delete all images
and video clips, format the internal memory or an
optional memory card, and undelete the last
deleted image. (See Delete on page 89.)
2
Remove Red Eyes - Corrects the red effect which
appears in the eyes of human subjects in still
images. (See Remove Red Eyes on page 91.)
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#
Icon
3
4
Description
Image Advice - Provides an analysis of the image
which identifies problems with focus, exposure,
and so forth. Also provides recommendations on
how to improve similar images in the future. (See
Image Advice on page 92.)
i
Image Info - Allows you to view all of the settings
that were used when capturing this image. (See
Image Info on page 92.)
5
Record Audio - Records an audio clip to attach to
this still image. (See Record Audio on page 94.)
6
Rotate - Rotates the currently displayed still image
90 degrees clockwise. (See Rotate on page 95.)
7
Preview Panorama - Displays a low-resolution,
stitched image of the currently selected
panorama. (See Preview Panorama on page 95.)
8
EXIT - Exits the Playback Menu.
9
5MP
Shows the Image Quality setting that was used to
take this image, or blank if it is a video clip. (See
Image Quality on page 58.)
10 0:29
Visible if this image has an audio clip attached to
it, with the length of the audio clip displayed to
the left of the icon.
11 14 of 43 Shows the number of this image or video clip out
of the total number of images and video clips in
internal memory or on an optional memory card.
12
88
Indicates this image is the second image in a
panoramic sequence of images that was taken
using the Panorama shooting mode. (See Using
Panorama Mode on page 49.)
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Icon
13
14
Description
3
2
Indicates this image has been selected to be
sent to 3 destinations using HP Instant Share.
(See Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share on
page 97.)
Indicates this image has been selected for
printing 2 copies. (See Selecting Images for
Printing on page 83.)
15 3/15/
2004
Shows the date that this image was captured or
this video clip was recorded.
16 0:37
Visible if this is a video clip, with the length of the
video clip displayed to the left of the icon.
Delete
In the Playback Menu (page 86),
when you select Delete, the Delete
sub-menu displays. The Delete submenu provides the following options:
!
Cancel—Returns you to the
Playback Menu without deleting
the image.
!
This Image—Deletes the currently displayed image or
video clip.
NOTE When one shot from the center of a panoramic
sequence is deleted, all of the panorama tags are
removed, therefore breaking the panoramic sequence.
These images are now considered individual still images.
However, if you delete an image from the beginning or
end of the panorama, and there are at least 2 images
remaining, the panoramic sequence is preserved.
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!
Entire Panorama Sequence—Deletes all images associated
with the panoramic sequence.
!
All Images (in Memory/on Card)—Deletes all of the images
and video clips either in internal memory, or on an optional
memory card that is installed in the camera.
!
Format (Memory/Card)—Deletes all of the images, video
clips, and files in internal memory or on an optional
memory card, and then formats the internal memory or
memory card.
!
Undelete Last—Recovers the most recently deleted image.
NOTE You can recover only the most recent delete operation,
including entire panoramic sequences. Once you proceed
to another operation, for example, powering off the
camera or taking another picture, the delete operation
you performed is permanent, and the image is no longer
recoverable.
Also, you cannot Undelete a Delete All Images operation.
buttons to highlight an option, and then press
Use the
the Menu/OK button to select it.
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Remove Red Eyes
NOTE This menu option is only available for still images that
were taken with a flash.
In the Playback Menu (page 86), when you select Remove Red
Eyes, the camera immediately begins processing the still image
to remove red eyes from the subjects in the image. The red-eye
removal process takes a few seconds. After processing is
complete, the corrected image displays, along with the Remove
Red Eyes sub-menu, which lists three options:
!
Save Changes—Saves the red eye changes and returns to
the Playback Menu.
!
View Changes—Displays a view of the image which has
green boxes around the portions that were corrected for red
eyes. You can zoom in and pan around the image in this
view. To return to the Remove Red Eyes Menu, press the
Menu/OK button.
!
Cancel—Returns to the Playback Menu without saving the
red eye changes.
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Image Advice
NOTE This menu option is not available for video clips or for
images that were copied to the camera.
In the Playback Menu (page 86), when you select Image
Advice, the camera checks the image for any problems with
focus, exposure, and so forth.
If there are any problems, an analysis
appears on the Image Display listing
the problem, its cause, and the
recommended solution for images
taken in the future, as shown in the
example screen here. If Image Advice
finds more than one problem with the
image, the two most severe problems will be displayed, one
per category.
To exit the Image Advice screen, press Menu/OK.
Image Info
In the Playback Menu (page 86), when you select Image Info,
the Image Info screen displays. This screen shows all of the
settings that were used when capturing the currently displayed
image or video clip.
The following table explains the information that is displayed
for each image when you select the Image Info option.
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1
2
3
4
5
7
8
NOTE The information in the last three rows in the bottom,
right-hand corner of the image is the same information
that is provided in the Playback Menu view of the image.
#
Description
1
Non-default shooting mode (Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Beach/Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority, Panorama,
Document, My Mode)
2
Non-default Flash setting (Red-Eye, Flash On, Flash Off,
Night) and non-default Focus setting (Macro, Infinity, Manual
Focus)
3
All non-default Capture Menu settings
4
F-number (aperture), shutter speed, and EV Compensation
setting
5
ISO Speed setting
6
Displays only when an optional memory card is installed in
the camera
7
File name of the image in internal memory or on an optional
memory card
8
File size of the image in internal memory or on an optional
memory card
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Record Audio
NOTE This menu option is not available for video clips.
To record an audio clip for a still image that does not already
have an audio clip attached to it:
1 In the Playback Menu (page 86), select Record Audio.
Audio recording starts immediately after you select this
menu option. A microphone
icon and an elapsed time
counter are displayed during recording.
2 To stop recording, press Menu/OK; otherwise the audio
continues to record until the camera runs out of memory.
When recording stops, the display returns to the Playback
Menu.
NOTE Audio clips can be attached to single panorama
images in a sequence, but are not attached to the final
stitched panoramic file.
If the currently displayed image already has an audio clip
attached to it, when you select Record Audio, the Record Audio
sub-menu is displayed instead. The Record Audio sub-menu
lists several options:
!
Keep Current Clip—Retains the current audio clip and
returns to the Playback Menu.
!
Record New Clip—Begins to record audio, replacing the
previous audio clip.
!
Delete Clip—Deletes the current audio clip and returns to
the Playback Menu.
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Rotate
NOTE This menu option is not available for video clips or for
still images that were captured in Panorama mode.
In the Playback Menu (page 86), when you select Rotate, the
currently displayed image is automatically rotated 90 degrees
clockwise. The image then displays and is saved in its new
orientation. You can select Rotate as many times as needed to
gain the orientation of the image you want.
Preview Panorama
NOTE This menu option is only available for images in a
panorama.
Preview Panorama displays a low-resolution, stitched image of
a panoramic sequence of images.
1 Use the
buttons to scroll to one of the images in a
panoramic sequence of images.
2 In the Playback Menu (page 86), select Preview Panorama.
The center of the panoramic sequence displays first, and the
right and left side of the sequence appear cropped by the
boundaries of the screen. Use the
buttons to scroll to the
left and right of the image to review the entire panoramic
sequence. Press Menu/OK to exit the Preview Panorama
option and return to the Playback Menu.
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Chapter 4:
Using HP Instant Share
This camera has an exciting feature called HP Instant Share.
This feature allows you to easily select still images in your
camera to be automatically sent to a variety of destinations the
next time you connect the camera to your computer. For
example, you can select images in your camera to be
automatically sent to e-mail addresses (including group
distribution lists), online albums, or other online services the
next time you connect the camera to your computer.
NOTE Available online services vary by region.
Once you have taken still pictures with your camera, using
HP Instant Share is as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Set up the HP Instant Share Menu on your camera, as
explained in the next section starting on page 98.
2 Use the HP Instant Share Menu to select images in your
camera for particular HP Instant Share destinations. First see
Using the HP Instant Share Menu on page 103, and then
see Selecting All Images for HP Instant Share Destinations
on page 104 or Selecting Individual Images for HP Instant
Share Destinations on page 106.
3 Connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
images as explained in Transferring Images to a Computer
on page 109. Once the images are transferred to your
computer, they will be automatically sent to their respective
HP Instant Share destinations.
NOTE Visit www.hp.com/go/instantshare to see HP Instant
Share in action.
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Setting Up the HP Instant Share
Menu on the Camera
Before you can use HP Instant Share, you must first set up the
HP Instant Share Menu on your camera. The following
procedure explains how to do this.
NOTE You will need an Internet connection to complete this
procedure on a Windows computer. Macintosh users,
however, will not need an Internet connection.
NOTE If you have an optional memory card installed in your
camera, make sure that the memory card in your camera
is not locked and has some free space on it.
1 Make sure that the HP Image Zone software is installed on
your computer (see page 19).
2 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share
button on the back of the camera.
3 The HP Instant Share Menu appears on the Image Display.
Use the
button to scroll to the bottom of the list in the HP
Instant Share Menu, highlight HP Instant Share Setup...
,
and press the Menu/OK button.
Once you have selected HP Instant Share Setup...
,a
message appears on the Image Display asking you to
connect the camera to your computer.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
connect the camera to your computer in the next step, a
dialog box may display that requests you to Select the
program to launch for this action. Simply click Cancel to
close this dialog box.
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4 Connect the camera to your computer by using either the
special USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer
that came with your camera, or the optional HP Photosmart
R-series dock:
• Connect the camera to the
computer with the USB
cable by connecting the
larger end of the cable to
the computer, and
connecting the small end
of the cable to the USB
connector behind the
rubber door on the side of
the camera.
• Connect the camera to the computer with an optional
HP Photosmart R-series dock by putting the camera in
the dock and pressing the Save/Print / button on
the dock.
This activates the camera HP Instant Share Menu setup
wizard on your computer. See Setting Up Destinations on a
Windows Computer on page 100 or Setting Up
Destinations on a Macintosh Computer on page 101 for
instructions for your computer.
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Setting Up Destinations on a
Windows Computer
1 At the Welcome screen, click Start.
2 The Set Up Your HP Instant Share Destinations screen
appears. Any HP Instant Share destinations you have
already set up will be listed here. Click Create to add a new
destination to your camera HP Instant Share Menu.
3 The Go Online screen appears, prompting you to connect to
your Internet service provider. Connect to the Internet, if not
already online, and click Next.
4 Sign in to your secure HP Instant Share account:
• If this is your first time using HP Instant Share, the OneTime Setup - Region and Terms of Use screen appears.
Select your region, read and agree to the Terms of Use,
and click Next to continue. Then follow the instructions to
register for a secure HP Instant Share account.
• If you have used HP Instant Share before, sign in to your
HP Instant Share account.
Click Next to continue.
5 Choose an HP Instant Share Service for your destination.
Click Next, and follow the instructions to set up the service to
be used when you select this destination.
6 When you finish setting up the service for this destination,
you are returned to the Set Up Your HP Instant Share
Destinations screen, and the name of your new destination
appears in the list of destinations.
NOTE You can configure a maximum of 34 HP Instant Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or group
distribution lists) that can be listed in the HP Instant Share
Menu on your camera.
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7 Click Create to add another destination (repeating steps 2,
5, and 6 above), or select a destination and do one of the
following:
• Click Edit to modify the destination.
• Click Remove to delete the destination.
8 When you have finished adding HP Instant Share
destinations, click Save to my camera. The new destinations
are then saved to the camera’s HP Instant Share Menu.
When the computer confirms they have been saved to your
camera, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Setting Up Destinations on a
Macintosh Computer
1 At the Modify Share Menu screen, any HP Instant Share
destinations you have already set up will be listed. Click
Add to add a new destination to your camera’s HP Instant
Share Menu.
2 The New Share Menu Item screen appears. Enter a name
for the destination in the Menu Item Name field, and do
either of the following:
• Select Use my local e-mail application to send images
directly to the e-mail address(s) you specify below in this
screen without using HP Instant Share.
• Select Use HP Instant Share e-mail and services to create
an HP Instant Share destination.
3 Click OK to add the new destination to the camera’s HP
Instant Share Menu. You are returned to the Modify Share
Menu screen, and the name of your new destination
appears in the list of destinations.
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NOTE You can configure a maximum of 34 HP Instant Share
destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or group
distribution lists) that can be listed in the HP Instant Share
Menu on your camera.
4 Click Add to add another destination (repeating steps 2 &
3), or select a destination and do one of the following:
• Click Edit to modify the destination.
• Click Remove to delete the destination.
5 When you have finished adding destinations, click Update
Camera. The new destinations are then saved to the
camera's HP Instant Share Menu. When the computer
confirms they have been saved to your camera, disconnect
the camera from the computer.
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Using the HP Instant Share
Menu
Once you have set up the HP Instant Share Menu on the
camera (see page 98), you can now use the HP Instant Share
Menu. When you press the HP Instant Share
button on the
camera, the most recently taken or viewed image appears on
the Image Display. The HP Instant Share Menu also displays on
the left side of the screen. The following table describes each of
the HP Instant Share Menu options as shown in the following
example HP Instant Share screen.
1
2
3
4
5
# Icon
Description
1
Share All Images... lets you share all still images in
internal memory or on an optional memory card to
the selected destinations.
2
Check mark indicates this destination has been
selected for the currently displayed image. (You can
select more than one destination per image.)
3
E-mail destinations that were set up in this example
HP Instant Share Menu.
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# Icon
Description
4
A website destination that was set up. Other types of
destinations may have different icons.
5
HP Instant Share Setup... lets you add more e-mail
and other HP Instant Share destinations to the HP
Instant Share Menu. (See Setting Up the HP Instant
Share Menu on the Camera on page 98.)
Selecting All Images for
HP Instant Share Destinations
To select HP Instant Share destinations for all still images in
internal memory or on an optional memory card:
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share
button.
2 Use the
button to highlight
Share All Images.
3 Press the Menu/OK button to
display the Share All Images
sub-menu.
NOTE If you have not yet set up
destinations for HP Instant
Share, a message appears offering you help in setting
up your destinations. Follow the instructions to set up your
HP Instant Share destinations.
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4 Use the
buttons to scroll
to the destination that you want
to select in the Share All Images
sub-menu, and press the Menu/
OK button. The Share All Images
icon appears beside the
selected destination, and a
appears over the destination. To deselect the destination,
press the Menu/OK button again.
5 Repeat step 4 to select any additional HP Instant Share
destinations for all of the images in internal memory or on
an optional memory card.
6 When you are finished selecting all of the HP Instant Share
destinations for your images, select
EXIT to return to the
HP Instant Share Menu.
7 Press the HP Instant Share
button again to exit the
HP Instant Share Menu.
8 Connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
images as explained in Transferring Images to a Computer
on page 109. Once the images are transferred to your
computer, they will be sent automatically to the HP Instant
Share destinations. Macintosh users will need to add
addressing information for their HP Instant Share
destinations before the images and messages can be sent.
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Selecting Individual Images for
HP Instant Share Destinations
NOTE You can select each still image for any number of
HP Instant Share destinations. However, you cannot select
video clips for any HP Instant Share destinations, and
images within a panoramic sequence selected for HP
Instant Share destinations will be sent as individual
images.
1 Turn on the camera, and then press the HP Instant Share
button.
2 Use the
buttons to scroll to the destination in the HP
Instant Share Menu that you want to select, such as an email destination.
3 Use the
buttons to scroll to a still image for which you
want to select this HP Instant Share destination.
4 Press the Menu/OK button to select the destination, and a
appears over that destination in the HP Instant Share
Menu. To deselect the destination, press the Menu/OK
button again.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select any other HP Instant Share
destinations for this image.
6 Scroll to other images by using the
buttons, and repeat
steps 3 through 5 to select HP Instant Share destinations for
each of the other images. You can also use the
buttons
to scroll to other images to review their destinations.
7 When you are finished selecting all of the HP Instant Share
destinations for your images, press the HP Instant Share
button again to exit the HP Instant Share Menu.
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8 Connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
images as explained in Transferring Images to a Computer
on page 109. Once the images are transferred to your
computer, they will be automatically sent to their respective
HP Instant Share destinations. Macintosh users will need to
add addressing information for their HP Instant Share
destinations before the images and messages can be sent.
How HP Instant Share
E-mails Images
The way images are e-mailed via HP Instant Share works much
the same on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Images are not e-mailed as attachments. Rather, a message is
sent to each e-mail address that you selected in the HP Instant
Share Menu. The message contains thumbnail images of the
pictures you selected for that address, as well as a link to a
web page where the recipient can view the images. From that
web page, the recipient can do things like reply to you, print
the images, save images to their computer, forward images,
and more. This makes it easy for people who use different
e-mail programs to be able to see your images without the
difficulty of dealing with e-mail attachments.
On Windows, the process of e-mailing images via HP Instant
Share is fully automated: once you have selected your
destinations, messages will be sent to each of your recipients
and the images will be posted on the web page when you
transfer the images from the camera to the computer.
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On Macintosh, the process of e-mailing images is not
automatic. After images marked with HP Instant Share
destinations are transferred to your Macintosh, they will be
displayed in the HP Instant Share application. Simply follow the
instructions in the HP Instant Share application to send your
messages and post your images on the web page.
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Chapter 5:
Transferring and
Printing Images
Transferring Images to a
Computer
NOTE You can also use the optional HP Photosmart R-series
dock to do this task. See the dock User’s Manual for
instructions.
1 Confirm the following:
• The HP Image Zone software is installed on your
computer (see Installing the Software on page 19). To
transfer images to a computer that does not have the HP
Image Zone software installed on it, see Using Your
Camera without Installing the HP Image Zone Software
on page 125.
• If you are using a Macintosh computer, the camera’s
USB Configuration is set to Disk Drive in the Setup Menu
(see USB Configuration on page 119.)
• If images on the camera are selected for printing or
selected for HP Instant Share destinations, make sure the
computer is connected to a printer and/or the internet.
2 Turn off the camera.
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3 Your camera came with a
special USB cable for
connecting the camera to a
computer. Connect the larger
end of that USB cable to the
computer.
4 Open the rubber door on the
side of the camera and
connect the small end of the
USB cable to the USB
connector on the camera.
NOTE If your computer is running Windows XP, when you
turn on the camera in the next step, a dialog box will
display that requests you to Select the program to launch
for this action. Simply click Cancel to close this dialog
box.
5 Turn on the camera. The HP Image Transfer software will
launch on your computer. If you have set the software to
automatically transfer the images in the camera, the images
will automatically transfer to the computer. Otherwise, in the
Welcome screen, click Start Transfer. The images are
transferred to the computer, and then if there are any still
images that were previously selected for printing (page 83)
or selected for HP Instant Share destinations (page 97),
those actions are started.
NOTE If the images being transferred to your computer
include a panoramic sequence of images (see Using
Panorama Mode on page 49), the ArcSoft Panorama
Maker software starts automatically. Follow the
instructions on the screen to stitch the images in the
panoramic sequence together as a single panoramic
image on your computer.
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6 When the transfer screen on the computer says Finished or
Transfer Complete, you can disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Printing Panoramas
When a set of images marked as a panoramic sequence is
transferred to your computer with HP Image Transfer, the
ArcSoft Panorama Maker application that was installed with
the HP Image Zone software on your computer automatically
stitches the images together to form a single panoramic image.
This panoramic image can then be printed from Panorama
Maker or from HP Image Zone.
Printing Panoramas from
Panorama Maker
To print a panoramic image from Panorama Maker:
1 Start the ArcSoft Panorama Maker application installed on
your computer.
2 Click Open, and browse to the panoramic image file on
your computer’s hard disk.
NOTE The panoramic image file name is the same as the
name of the last image in the panoramic sequence, with
“-P” added to the file name.
3 Click Print, select a printer, and specify the desired format
for printing the image.
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Printing Panoramas from
HP Image Zone
To print a panoramic image from HP Image Zone:
1 Start the HP Image Zone application on your computer.
2 In the My Images tab, select the panoramic image, and do
one of the following:
• Select Print, and then select Quick Prints. Click Fit To
Page, and click Print.
• Select Print, and then select Photo Prints. In the Advanced
section, specify the Custom Size dimensions that will
produce the desired output (use the Preview button to
confirm), and click Print.
• Select the Edit tab, select Print, and then select Current
Image. Click Fit To Page, and click Print.
Printing Images Directly from
the Camera
NOTE You can also use the optional HP Photosmart R-series
dock to do this task. See the dock User’s Manual for
instructions.
You can connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart
printer or PictBridge-compatible printer to print images. You
can then print either all images in the camera, or just those
images you have selected using the Print
button on the
camera (see Selecting Images for Printing on page 83).
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NOTE Printing only works with still images; it does not work
with video clips Also, images within a panoramic
sequence can be printed individually directly from the
camera, but you cannot print an entire panorama from
the camera. To print a panorama, see Printing Panoramas
on page 111.
1 Check that the printer is turned on. There should be no
blinking lights on the printer or error messages displayed
about the printer. Load paper into the printer, if needed.
2 Connect your camera to the
printer.
• If you are printing directly
to an HP printer that does
not display the PictBridge
logo (see below), use the
special USB cable for
connecting the camera
directly to an HP printer.
Connect the square end of
that USB cable to the HP printer.
• If you are connecting the camera to a printer
displaying the PictBridge logo (see right)
from HP or another manufacturer, use the
USB cable that came with your camera for
connecting to the computer, instead. Connect the larger
end of that USB cable to the PictBridge-compatible
printer.
NOTE HP does not support printers from other manufacturers.
If your printer will not print, contact the manufacturer of
your printer.
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3 Open the rubber door on the side of the camera and
connect the small end of the USB cable to the USB connector
on the camera.
4 When the camera is connected to
the printer, a Print Setup menu
displays on the camera. If you
already selected images to print
using the camera Print
button,
the number of images selected is
shown. Otherwise, Images: ALL is
displayed. To select or change the selections of images to
print, press the Print button, scroll through the images using
the
buttons, then use the
buttons to adjust the
number of copies for each image. When satisfied with your
selections, press the Print
button again to return to the
Print Setup menu.
5 If all the settings in the Print Setup menu look correct, press
Menu/OK on the camera to begin printing. Or, you can
change settings in the Print Setup menu using the arrow keys
on the camera, then follow instructions on the screen to
begin printing.
NOTE There is a print preview in the lower right-hand corner
of the Print Setup screen showing the page layout that will
be used for printing images. This print preview updates as
you change the settings for the Print Size and Paper Size.
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Chapter 6:
Using the Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to adjust a number of camera
settings, such as the camera sounds, date and time, and the
configuration of the USB or TV connection.
1 To display the Setup Menu, first display any other menu (see
Camera Menus on page 28) and then use the
buttons
to move to the menu tab for the Setup Menu .
Screen 1:
Screen 2:
2 Use the
buttons to scroll through the Setup
Menu options.
3 Either press the Menu/OK button to select a highlighted
option and display its sub-menu, or use the
buttons to
change the setting for the highlighted option without going
to its sub-menu.
4 Within a sub-menu, use the
buttons and then the
Menu/OK button to change the setting for the Setup Menu
option.
EXIT option and
5 To exit the Setup Menu, highlight the
press the Menu/OK button.
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Display Brightness
This setting lets you adjust the brightness of the Image Display
for the viewing conditions. You can use this setting to increase
the brightness for harsh lighting environments, or reduce the
brightness to extend battery life.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115), select Display Brightness.
2 In the Display Brightness submenu, highlight the brightness
level you prefer for the Image
Display. The new setting is applied
to the Live View screen behind the
menu so you can see the effect the
setting will have on the display
brightness.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
Camera Sounds
Camera sounds are the sounds that the camera makes when
you turn it on, press a button, or take a picture. Camera sounds
are not the audio sounds recorded with images or video clips.
The default Camera Sounds setting is High.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115), select Camera Sounds.
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2 In the Camera Sounds sub-menu,
highlight the volume level you
prefer.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting
and return to the Setup Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until
it is changed again, even when you turn the camera off.
Focus Assist Light
Sometimes in low-light situations, the camera will use the red
focus assist light on the front of the camera to aid in focusing.
This setting allows you to turn off this light (for example, when
you do not want the focus assist light to distract the subject of
your picture).
The default Focus Assist Light setting is Auto.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115),
select Focus Assist Light.
2 In the Focus Assist Light sub-menu,
highlight Auto or Off.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
NOTE HP recommends leaving this setting at Auto, since
turning it off hinders the ability of the camera to focus
correctly in low light.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
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Live View at Power On
This setting allows you to have the camera automatically
display Live View every time you turn the camera on, or to have
the Image Display turned off every time.
NOTE Setting Live View at Power On to Off can save battery
power.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115),
select Live View Setup.
2 In the Live View at Power On
sub-menu, highlight Live View
On or Live View Off.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
Date & Time
This setting allows you to set the date/time format, as well as
the current date and time for the camera. This is usually done
when you first set up the camera; however, you may need to
re-set the date and time when you are travelling to different
time zones, or if the date and time is incorrect.
NOTE The date/time format chosen will be used to display the
date information in Playback. Also, this format chosen in
this setting is what is used in the date & time imprint
feature (see Date & Time Imprint on page 76).
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1 In the Setup Menu (page 115), select Date & Time.
2 In the Date & Time sub-menu,
adjust the value of the highlighted
selection by using the
buttons.
3 Press the
buttons to move to
the other selections.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the
correct date/time format, date, and time are set.
5 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
USB Configuration
This setting determines how the camera is recognized when
connected to a computer.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115),
select USB.
2 In the USB Configuration
sub-menu, highlight one of these
two choices:
• Digital Camera—Causes the
computer to recognize the camera
as a digital camera using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
standard. This is the default setting on the camera.
• Disk Drive—Causes the computer to recognize the camera as a
disk drive using the Mass Storage Device Class (MSDC)
standard. Use this setting to transfer images to a computer that
does not have the HP Image Zone software installed on it (see
Transferring Images to a Computer without HP Image Zone
Software on page 126). This setting may not work with a
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Windows 98 computer that does not have the HP Image Zone
software installed on it.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
TV Configuration
This setting allows you to set the format of the video signal for
displaying camera images on a television (TV) that is
connected to the camera with an optional HP Photosmart Rseries camera dock.
The default TV Configuration setting depends on the language
that you selected when you turned on the camera for the first
time.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115),
select TV Configuration.
2 In the TV Configuration sub-menu,
highlight one of these two choices:
• NTSC—Format used primarily
in North America and Japan
• PAL—Format used primarily in
Europe
3 Press Menu/OK to save the setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see
the User’s Manual for the HP Photosmart R-series camera dock.
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Language
This setting allows you to set the language used in the camera
interface, such as the text in menus.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115),
select
.
2 In the Language sub-menu,
highlight the language you want
to use.
3 Press Menu/OK to save the
setting and return to the Setup
Menu.
The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again, even
when you turn the camera off.
Move Images to Card
The Move Images to Card option is available in the Setup
Menu if an optional memory card is installed in the camera
and the internal memory contains at least one image.
In the Setup Menu (page 115), if you press Menu/OK when
the Move Images to Card option is highlighted and there is
room on the memory card, a confirmation screen appears
explaining that there is enough room to move all internal files
to the memory card. If only some of the images will fit, then a
confirmation screen appears explaining how many images in
internal memory can be moved to the memory card. If no
images can be moved to the memory card, then the screen
displays CARD FULL.
During the move, a progress bar is shown. All of the images
that are successfully moved to the memory card are then
deleted from the camera's internal memory. Once the move is
complete, you return to the Setup Menu.
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Reset Settings
This option allows you to reset the camera to the factory default
settings.
1 In the Setup Menu (page 115), select Reset Settings....
2 In the Reset All Settings? sub-menu, highlight one of these
two choices:
• Cancel — Exits the menu without resetting any of the
settings.
• Yes — Resets all camera settings to their default value in
the Capture Menu and Setup Menu (except Date & Time,
Language, TV Configuration, and USB Configuration).
3 Press Menu/OK to reset settings and return to the Setup
Menu.
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Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting and
Support
This chapter contains information on the following topics:
!
Resetting the camera (page 124)
!
Using the camera without installing the HP Image Zone
software (page 125)
!
Possible problems, causes, and solutions (page 131)
!
Error messages on the camera (page 142)
!
Error messages on the computer (page 151)
!
Self-diagnostic tests on the camera (page 154)
!
How to get assistance from HP (page 154)
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Resetting the Camera
If your camera does not respond when you press any buttons,
try resetting the camera as follows:
1 Holding the camera upside down with the back of the
camera facing you, open the battery/memory card door on
the bottom of the camera.
2 Remove the battery from the camera, and make sure the
HP AC power adapter is not connected to the camera.
3 The Reset switch is the
small hole located above
the battery slot, as shown.
Press the straightened end
of a paper clip into the
Reset switch until the
switch is depressed, and
hold it down for
approximately three
seconds, then remove the
paper clip. The camera is
now reset.
4 Reinsert the battery and close the battery/memory card
door. You may now use the camera again.
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Using Your Camera without
Installing the HP Image Zone
Software
If you do not, or cannot, install the HP Image Zone software on
your computer for some reason (such as there is not enough
RAM in your computer, or your computer is not running a
supported operating system), you can still use your camera to
take pictures and video clips. However, some of the things you
can do with the camera will be affected:
!
The HP Instant Share feature depends on the HP Image Zone
software, so if the software is not installed on your
computer, you will not be able to use the HP Instant Share
feature on the camera.
!
The Panorama shooting mode on the camera uses the
ArcSoft Panorama Maker component of the HP Image Zone
software to automatically stitch images together in the
computer. Therefore, if the software is not installed on your
computer, images taken in Panorama mode will not be
automatically stitched into a panorama when you transfer
the images to your computer. However, you can still use
Panorama mode in the camera to take sequences of pictures
that you want to make into a panoramic image later. You
will simply need to use some other kind of image stitching
software to create the panorama on your computer.
!
Images you have marked for printing using the Print button
on the camera will not automatically print out when the
camera is connected to the computer. However, this feature
will still work in the following scenarios:
• When you connect the camera directly to a printer.
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• If your printer has a memory card slot in it, and if you are using
a memory card in your camera, you can simply remove the
memory card from the camera and insert it in the memory card
slot in the printer.
!
The process for transferring images and video clips from the
camera to your computer will be different, since normally
the HP Image Zone software handles this task. See the
following section for details.
Transferring Images to a Computer
without HP Image Zone Software
NOTE If you have a Windows Me or XP system, you do not
need to read this section. Simply connect the camera to
your computer with the USB cable, and the operating
system will launch a program to help you transfer images.
If you do not, or cannot, install HP Image Zone on your
computer, there are two ways to transfer images from your
camera to the computer: using a memory card reader, or
configuring the camera as a disk drive.
Using a Memory Card Reader
If you are using a memory card in your camera, you can
simply remove it from the camera and put it in a memory card
reader (purchased separately). The memory card reader acts
just like a floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive. In addition,
some computers and HP Photosmart printers have memory
card slots built into them, and you can use these memory card
slots as you would use a regular memory card reader to save
images to the computer.
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Transferring Images to a Windows Computer
1 Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2 Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
select Explore from the menu.
3 A screen appears that will show a list of disk drives under
My Computer. The memory card will show up as a disk
drive called Removable Disk (or something similar). Click on
the + sign just to the left of Removable Disk.
4 Two directories (folders) should appear under Removable
Disk. Click on the + sign next to the folder called DCIM, and
a subdirectory should appear. When you click on the
subdirectory under DCIM, the list of your images should
appear on the right side of the Explorer screen.
5 Select all the images (in the Edit pull-down menu click on
Select All), then copy them (in the Edit menu click on Copy).
6 Click on the Local Disk under My Computer. You are now
working in your computer's hard disk drive.
7 Create a new folder under Local Disk (go to the File pulldown menu and click on New, then click on Folder. A folder
called New Folder appears in the right side of the Explorer
screen). While the text of this new folder is highlighted, you
can type in a new name (for example, Pictures). To change
the name of the folder later, you can simply right-click on the
folder name, choose Rename from the menu that appears,
then type in the new name.
8 Click on the new folder you just created, then go to the Edit
pull-down menu and click on Paste.
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9 The images that you copied in step 5 should then get pasted
into this new folder on your computer's hard drive. To check
to see if the images were successfully transferred from the
memory card, click on the new folder. You should see the
same list of files in that folder that you saw when you looked
at them on the memory card (step 4).
10Once you have verified that the images were successfully
transferred from the memory card to your computer, put the
card back in your camera. To free up space on the card,
you can either delete the images or format the card (under
the Delete option in the Playback menu in the camera).
Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer
1 Remove the memory card from your camera and insert it
into the memory card reader (or the memory card slot in
your computer or printer).
2 Depending on the configuration and/or version of the Mac
OS X operating system you are running, either an
application called Image Capture or one called iPhoto will
launch automatically and guide you through the process of
transferring images from your camera to your computer.
• If the Image Capture application is launched, click on
either the Download Some or Download All button to
transfer the images to your computer. By default, the
images will be put in the Pictures or Movies folder
(depending on which kind of file they are).
• If the iPhoto application is launched, click on the Import
button to transfer the images to your computer. The
images will be stored in the iPhoto application itself, so to
access them later, just start up iPhoto.
• If no application launches automatically, look on the
desktop for a disk drive icon which represents the
memory card, then copy the images from there to your
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local hard drive. For more information about how to copy
files, visit Mac help, the help system included with your
computer.
Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive
NOTE This method may not work with Windows 98
computers.
This method sets up your camera to function as a disk drive
when it is connected to your computer.
1 Set your camera to Disk Drive mode (you only need to do
this step once):
a. Turn the camera on, and then press the Menu/OK button
to display the Capture Menu.
b. Use the
button to navigate to the Setup Menu.
c. Use the
button to highlight the USB menu option, and
then press Menu/OK.
d. Use the
Menu/OK.
button to select Disk Drive, and then press
e. Use the
Menu/OK.
button to highlight EXIT, and then press
2 Once your camera is set to Disk Drive mode, connect the
camera to your computer using the USB cable
3 At this point, the process for transferring images is the same
as described in the section Using a Memory Card Reader
on page 126. On Windows computers, the camera will
appear as a Removable Disk in the Windows Explorer
screen. On Macintosh computers, either the Image Capture
or iPhoto application will launch automatically.
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NOTE On Macintosh computers, if either Image Capture or
iPhoto do not launch automatically, look on the desktop
for a disk drive icon with the label HPxnnn (where xnnn is
the model of the camera). For more information about
how to copy files, visit Mac help, the help system included
with your computer.
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Problems and Solutions
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not
turn on.
The battery is
functioning
incorrectly, is
dead, is
installed
incorrectly, or
is missing.
! The charge in the battery could
If you are using
the HP AC
power adapter,
it is not
connected to
the camera, or
is not plugged
into a power
outlet.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is connected to the
camera and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The HP AC
power adapter
is not
functioning
correctly.
Ensure that the HP AC power
adapter is not damaged or
defective and is plugged into a
working electrical outlet.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
Reset the camera (see Resetting
the Camera on page 124).
be low or completely drained.
Try installing a new or
recharged battery.
! Ensure that the battery is
inserted correctly (page 14).
! Ensure that you are using the
correct type of battery. For best
results, use only a rechargeable
HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion
battery for HP Photosmart Rseries cameras (L1812A) or a
disposable Duracell CP1 battery.
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Problem
Possible cause
The battery
gauge goes
up and down
frequently.
Different
See Battery Gauge on page 168
operating
for a full explanation.
modes of the
camera require
different power
levels.
I have to
recharge the
lithium ion
battery
frequently.
Extended
Image Display
use for Live
View or video
recording,
excessive flash
use, and
excessive
zooming
consume a lot
of battery
power.
See Extending Battery Life on
page 164.
The lithium ion
battery you are
using was
recharged
incorrectly.
A lithium ion battery is not fully
charged when new, and it
discharges over time whether or
not it is installed in a camera. A
battery that is new or has not
been charged recently must be
recharged to reach full capacity
(see Appendix A: Managing
Batteries on page 163).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
I have to
recharge the
lithium ion
battery
frequently
(continued).
The lithium ion
battery has
drained on its
own because it
has not been
used lately.
A lithium ion battery discharges
on its own when not in use and
when not installed in the camera.
So, if you have not used it in two
months or more, it may benefit
from being charged (see
Appendix A: Managing Batteries
on page 163).
The lithium
ion battery
will not
charge.
Battery is
already
charged.
Battery charging will not start if
the battery was recently charged.
Try charging it again after it has
drained awhile.
The wrong AC Use only the HP AC power
power adapter adapter approved for use with
is being used. this camera (see Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories
on page 173).
Battery voltage
is too low for
charging to
start.
The camera will not attempt to
charge a battery that may be
damaged or over-discharged.
Remove the battery from the
camera and charge it in the HP
Quick Recharger for R-series
cameras or the spare battery
charging bay of the dock (both
purchased separately), then try it
in the camera again. If this does
not work, it is likely that the
battery is bad. Purchase a new
lithium ion battery and try again.
(See Appendix B: Purchasing
Camera Accessories on
page 173)
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The lithium
ion battery
will not
charge
(continued).
The battery is
damaged or
bad.
A lithium ion battery degrades
over time and can fail. If the
camera detects a problem with
the battery, it will not start
charging or will stop charging
prematurely. Purchase a new
battery. (See Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera Accessories
on page 173)
Battery is not
inserted
correctly.
Ensure that the battery is inserted
correctly (see page 14).
The camera
does not
respond
when I press
a button.
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The camera is Turn on the camera.
turned off or
has shut down.
The camera is Most of the camera buttons do
connected to a not respond when the camera is
computer.
connected to a computer. If they
respond, it is only to turn the
Image Display on if it is off, or, in
some cases, turn the Image
Display off if it is on.
The battery is
drained.
Replace or recharge the battery.
The camera
has stopped
operating.
! If the AC adapter is connected to
the camera, disconnect it. Then
reset the camera (see Resetting
the Camera on page 124).
! Format the internal memory
and/or the optional memory
card (see Delete on page 89.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A long delay
occurs
between
pressing the
Shutter button
and the
camera
taking a
picture.
The camera
needs time to
lock focus and
exposure.
Use Focus Lock (see page 37).
The scene is
dark and the
camera is
taking a long
exposure.
! Use the flash.
The camera is
using a flash
setting with
Red-eye
Reduction.
It will take longer to take a picture
with Red-eye Reduction. The
shutter is delayed because of the
additional flash. In turn, make
sure your subjects wait for the
second flash.
! If using flash is not possible, then
use a tripod to keep the camera
steady during the long exposure
time.
! Make sure that the Focus Assist
light is set to Auto (see Focus
Assist Light on page 117).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The camera
does not take
a picture
when I press
the Shutter
button.
You did not
press the
Shutter button
hard enough.
Press the Shutter button all the
way down.
The internal
memory or the
optional
memory card
that is installed
is full.
Transfer images from the camera
to your computer, then delete all
images in internal memory or on
the memory card. Or replace the
card with a new one.
The optional
Switch the locking tab on the
memory card memory card to the unlocked
that is installed position.
is locked.
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The flash is
recharging.
Wait until the flash has recharged
before taking another picture.
The camera is
set to Macro
focus and
cannot take a
picture until it
finds focus.
! Re-focus the camera (try using
The camera is
still saving the
last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish processing the
last image before taking another
picture.
Focus Lock; see page 37).
! Make sure the subject of the
picture is within the Macro
(close-up) range (see Using the
Focus Range Settings on
page 38).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
blurry.
The light is low
and the flash
is set to
Flash Off .
In dim light, the camera requires
a longer exposure. Use a tripod
to hold the camera steady,
improve lighting conditions, or set
the flash to Flash On (see
Setting the Flash on page 43).
The camera
was set to the
wrong focus
setting for the
scene.
Set the camera to Macro ,
Normal, or Infinity
focus and
try taking the picture again (see
Using the Focus Range Settings
on page 38).
You moved the
camera while
you took the
picture.
Hold the camera steady as you
press the Shutter button or use
a tripod. Watch for the
icon in
the Image Display (this means
that it is almost impossible to hold
steady, and you must use a
tripod).
! Make sure the focus brackets
The camera
turn green before taking the
focused on the
picture (see Focusing the
wrong thing, or
Camera on page 36).
was unable to
focus.
! Use Focus Lock (see page 37).
! Use focus search priority (see
page 39).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too bright.
The flash
provided too
much light.
! Turn the flash off (see
Setting
the Flash on page 43).
! Move back from the subject and
use the zoom to get the same
framing.
! Try taking the picture from a
A natural or
different angle.
artificial source
other than the ! Avoid pointing the camera
directly toward a bright light or
flash provided
reflective surface on a sunny
too much light.
day.
! Decrease the EV Compensation
(see page 57).
! Use AE Bracketing (see
page 74).
The scene had Decrease the EV Compensation
many dark
(see page 57).
objects, such as
a black dog on
a black couch.
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The Image
Display is set
for outdoor
display,
making images
appear too
bright.
Change the Display Brightness in
the Setup Menu for more accurate
brightness on the Image Display.
(see page 116).
You used EV
Compensation
when you
should not
have.
Set EV Compensation to 0 (see
page 57).
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
My image is
too dark.
There was not
enough light.
! Wait for natural lighting
conditions to improve.
! Add indirect lighting.
! Use the flash (see page 43).
! Adjust the EV Compensation
(see page 57).
! Use AE Bracketing (see
page 74).
! Use Adaptive Lighting (see
page 68).
The flash was
on, but the
subject was too
far away.
Make sure your subject is within
the flash working distance (see
page 178). If so, try using the
setting (see
Flash Off
page 43), which will require a
longer exposure (use a tripod).
A light is
behind the
subject.
! Use the Flash On
setting (see
page 43), or use Adaptive
Lighting (see page 68) to
brighten the subject.
! Increase the EV Compensation
(see page 57).
! Use the Spot setting for AE
Metering (see page 66).
The scene had Increase the EV Compensation (see
many lightpage 57).
colored objects,
such as a white
dog in snow.
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Problem
Possible cause
The wrong
date and/or
time is
shown.
The date and/ Reset the date and time by using
or time was set the Date & Time option in the
incorrectly or
Setup Menu (see page 118).
the time zone
has changed.
The Power/
Memory light
is on but my
camera
seems “stuck”
and won’t
operate
properly.
While the
camera was
running, the
power was cut
off then
reapplied
quickly.
The camera
responds very
sluggishly
when trying
to review
images.
A slow optional ! Run the camera self-diagnostic
test (see Camera Selfmemory card
diagnostic Tests on page 154)
that is installed
to test the speed of your memory
or too many
card.
images on the
card can affect ! See Storage on page 179 and
Memory Capacity on
actions like
page 183 for tips about memory
scrolling
cards.
through
images,
magnifying,
deleting, etc.
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Solution
Press the Reset button (see
Resetting the Camera on
page 124).
Or,
remove all power sources
(batteries and AC) for
5 to10 minutes. This should be
sufficient to allow the camera to
reset completely.
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Problem
Possible cause
The camera
has a rattling
noise when I
shake it.
There is an
This is normal.
electronic
component that
senses the
orientation of
the camera
when you take
pictures. This
component
uses a small
ball inside a
metal fixture
and will rattle
when shaken.
Solution
The camera
gets warm (or
even hot) to
the touch.
You are using
the HP AC
power adapter
to power the
camera or to
charge the
battery in the
camera, or you
have been
using the
camera for a
prolonged
period of time
(15 minutes or
longer).
This is normal. However, if
anything seems out of the
ordinary, turn off the camera,
unplug the camera from the
HP AC power adapter, and allow
the camera to cool. Then examine
the camera and the battery for
signs of possible damage.
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Error Messages on the Camera
Message
Possible cause
Solution
BATTERY
DEPLETED.
Battery power is
too low to
continue
operation.
Replace or recharge the
battery, or use the HP AC
power adapter.
Battery is
Battery is shorted Purchase a new battery.
(See Appendix B:
or severely
overdischarged. Purchasing Camera
Accessories on page 173).
Camera is
shutting down.
defective
Battery cannot be Either an error
charged
occurred during
charging, an AC
power disruption
occurred during
charging, the
wrong AC power
adapter is being
used, battery is
defective, or no
battery is
installed in the
camera.
Retry charging the battery
a couple of times. If that
fails, purchase a new
battery and try again.
(See Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera
Accessories on page 173).
Battery too low
for Live View
Battery power is
too low to use
Live View. This
message appears
sooner with a
disposable CP1
battery than with
a rechargeable
battery.
You can still take pictures
and video clips, just use
the optical viewfinder
instead of the Image
Display. To use Live View,
replace or recharge the
battery or use the optional
AC adapter.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
UNSUPPORTED
CARD
The optional
memory card that
is installed in the
memory slot is
not a supported
memory card.
Ensure that the memory
card is the proper type for
your camera. (See Storage
on page 179.)
CARD IS
UNFORMATTED
Press OK to
format card
The optional
memory card that
is installed needs
to be formatted.
Format the memory card
by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (remove the card
from the camera if you do
not want it to be
formatted).
CARD HAS
WRONG
FORMAT
Press OK to
format card
The optional
memory card that
is installed is
formatted for a
different device,
such as an MP3
player.
Re-format the memory
card by following the
instructions on the Image
Display (remove the card
from the camera if you do
not want it to be reformatted).
Unable to Format The optional
Replace the memory card.
memory card that
is installed is
corrupted.
The card is
locked. Please
remove the card
from your
camera.
When trying to
configure your
HP Instant Share
menu, the
optional memory
card that is
installed is
locked.
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Simply remove the card
from the camera and
continue the HP Instant
Share task, or switch the
locking tab on the memory
card to the unlocked
position before continuing.
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Message
Possible cause
CARD LOCKED
The optional
Switch the locking tab on
memory card that the memory card to the
is installed is
unlocked position.
locked.
Solution
MEMORY FULL
or
CARD FULL
There is
insufficient room
to save more
images in
internal memory
or on the optional
memory card that
is installed.
CARD IS
UNREADABLE
! Try turning the camera
The camera is
off and then back on.
having trouble
! Try re-formatting the
reading the
memory card using the
optional memory
Format (Memory/
card that is
Card) option in the
installed. The
Delete sub-menu of the
card may be
Playback Menu (see
corrupted or an
Delete on page 89).
unsupported
! Ensure that the memory
type.
Transfer images from the
camera to your computer,
then delete all images in
internal memory or on the
memory card (see Delete
on page 89). Or replace
the card with a new one.
card is the proper type
for your camera (see
Storage on page 179). If
it is the proper type, try
formatting it. If it will not
format, it is probably
corrupted. Replace the
memory card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
PROCESSING...
The camera is
processing data,
such as saving
the last picture
you took.
Wait a few seconds for the
camera to finish
processing before taking
another picture or pressing
another button.
CHARGING
FLASH...
The camera is
recharging the
flash.
It takes longer to charge
the flash when the battery
is low. If you see this
message a lot, you may
need to replace or
recharge the battery.
! Set the camera to
FOCUS TOO FAR The focus
Normal focus.
distance is
and blinking
beyond where the ! Move closer to the
subject, within the range
camera can focus
in Macro mode.
of Macro
focus (see
Using the Focus Range
Settings on page 38).
FOCUS TOO
CLOSE
Blinking
The focus
distance is closer
than the camera
can focus in
Macro mode.
Move farther away from
the subject (within the
range of Macro
see page 38).
focus -
The focus
Set the camera to
distance is closer Macro
focus or move
than the camera farther away.
can focus without
being in Macro
mode.
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Message
Possible cause
UNABLE TO
FOCUS
The camera
! Use Focus Lock (see
page 37). Point at a part
cannot find focus
of the scene that is
in Macro mode,
brighter.
possibly due to
! Make sure the camera is
low contrast.
Solution
within the range of
Macro
focus (see
page 38).
LOW LIGHT UNABLE TO
FOCUS
(camera shake
warning)
ERROR SAVING
IMAGE
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The scene is too
dark and the
camera cannot
focus.
! Add an external light
source.
Focus Lock (see
page 37). Point at a part
of the scene that is
brighter.
! Make sure the Focus
Assist light is set to Auto
(see page 117).
! Use
The light is low
Use the flash (see Setting
and the image is the Flash on page 43), or
likely to be blurry use a tripod.
due to the long
exposure
required.
! Check to see if the tab on
The optional
the edge of the memory
memory card that
card is fully in the
is installed was
unlocked position.
half-locked or
! Always wait until the
was removed
Power/Memory light
before the
stops blinking before
camera finished
removing the card from
writing to the
the camera.
card.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
F-number and
The camera is out Select a different aperture
shutter speed turn of range for the when using the Aperture
red in Live View selected aperture Priority Av shooting mode.
or shutter speed.
Cannot display
image
! The image may still be
Possibly an
okay. Transfer the image
image taken with
to your computer and try
another camera
opening it with the HP
or a corrupt
Image Zone software.
image file caused
! Do not remove the
by the camera
memory card when the
not shutting down
camera is turned on.
properly.
Camera has
experienced a
fatal error
The camera may Turn the camera off and
have a firmware then on again. If that does
problem.
not fix the problem, try
resetting the camera (see
Resetting the Camera on
page 124). If the problem
persists, note the error
code and then call HP
Support (see Getting
Assistance on page 155).
Unknown USB
device
The camera is
connected to a
USB device that it
does not
recognize.
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Make sure that the camera
is connected to a
supported printer or
computer.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Unable to
There is no
communicate with connection
printer
between the
camera and
printer.
! Check that the printer is
Unsupported
printer
The printer is an
unsupported
device.
Connect the camera to a
supported printer, such as
an HP Photosmart or
PictBridge-compatible
printer. Or connect the
camera to a computer and
print from there instead.
Photo tray is
engaged.
Disengage photo
tray or select
smaller paper
size.
The selected
Disengage the printer
paper size cannot photo tray, or change the
be used with the paper size.
printer photo
tray.
Printer top cover
is open
The printer is
open.
Close the top cover of the
printer.
Incorrect or
missing print
cartridge
The printer
cartridge is the
incorrect model
or is missing.
Install a new printer
cartridge, turn the printer
off, then turn it back on.
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turned on.
! Make sure the cable is
connected between the
printer and the camera
or the optional HP
Photosmart R-series
dock. If that does not
work, turn off the camera
and disconnect it. Turn
the printer off and then
on again. Re-connect the
camera and turn it on.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Printer has a
paper jam
or
The print carriage
has stalled
There is a paper
jam or the printer
carriage has
stalled.
Turn off the printer.
Completely clear the
paper jam, then turn the
printer back on.
Printer is out of
paper
The printer is out Load paper into the
of paper.
printer, and then press the
OK or Continue button on
the printer.
Selected print size Print size is too
is larger than
large for the
selected paper
paper size.
size.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a print size that
matches the paper size.
Or select a larger paper
size and load larger paper
into the printer.
Selected paper
Selected paper
size is too big for size is larger than
printer.
the maximum
size supported in
the printer.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a paper size that fits
the printer.
Borderless
printing is only
supported on
photo paper.
Select a smaller print size
or make sure Paper Type
on the Print Setup screen is
set to Photo (press Menu/
OK on the camera to
return to the Print Setup
screen and set Paper Type
to Photo). Put photo paper
in the printer.
You tried to print
a borderless
image on plain
paper.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Borderless
printing is not
supported on this
printer.
The printer does
not support
borderless
printing.
Press Menu/OK on the
camera to return to the
Print Setup screen and
select a smaller print size.
Printing canceled The print job has Press the Menu/OK button
been canceled.
on the camera. Complete
the print request again.
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Error Messages on the Computer
Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
The computer
needs to access
files in memory
during HP Instant
Share setup. But
either the
internal memory
is full, or if an
optional memory
card is installed,
the card is either
full or locked.
If internal memory or the
optional memory card is
full, transfer the images to
a computer (see
Transferring Images to a
Computer on page 109)
and then delete the
images from the camera to
free-up space (see Delete
on page 89). If the
optional memory card is
locked, unlock it by
switching the locking tab
on the card to the
unlocked position.
The camera is
turned off.
Turn on the camera.
The camera is
not working
correctly.
Try connecting the
camera directly to an
HP Photosmart or
PictBridge-compatible
printer, and print an
image. This will verify that
the image, optional
memory card, USB
connection, and the USB
cable are functioning
correctly.
The cable is not
connected
correctly.
Make sure that the cable is
firmly connected to the
computer and camera.
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Message
Possible cause
Solution
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
The camera is
set to the Digital
Camera setting
in the USB
Configuration
sub-menu of the
Setup Menu, but
the computer
cannot
recognize the
camera as a
digital camera.
Change the USB
Configuration setting to
Disk Drive in the Setup
Menu. (See page 119.)
This allows the camera to
appear as another disk
drive on the computer so
that you can easily copy
the image files from the
camera to the computer
hard drive.
The camera is
Connect the camera
connected to the directly to a USB port on
computer
the computer.
through a USB
hub, and your
USB hub is not
compatible with
the camera.
You are using
the HP
Photosmart Rseries dock and
forgot to press
the Save/Print
button.
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Press the Save/Print button
on the dock.
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Message
Possible cause
Cannot Connect
To Product
(continued)
The optional
Switch the locking tab on
the memory card to the
memory card
that is installed is unlocked position.
locked.
The USB
connection
failed.
Solution
Reboot the computer.
Could Not Send The computer is Make sure your computer
not connected to is online.
To Service
the Internet.
Communication
Problem
Other HP Instant Close the other HP Instant
Share software is Share program.
running with
exclusive access
to your camera.
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Camera Self-diagnostic Tests
If you think your camera may be defective or malfunctioning in
some way, there is a diagnostic program (a set of eleven
different tests) that you can run on the camera to try to
determine the problem. The following are tested on the camera:
flash, lights, buttons, Live View, color on the Image Display,
Audio Playback, Record Audio, optional memory card, and
internal memory.
NOTE The test is in English only.
1 Turn off the camera.
2 Hold down the Flash button on the back of the camera.
3 Turn on the camera while continuing to hold down the Flash
button on the back of the camera. A blue screen titled
CAMERA SELF-DIAGNOSTICS appears on the Image
Display.
4 Follow the simple instructions on the Image Display to
perform the set of tests. Some tests will tell you if the camera
passed or failed, while other tests will make the camera do
something, and you must check to see if the camera did it
correctly. If any of the tests fail, note which one(s) so that you
can provide this information when you contact HP Support.
The entire set of tests takes only a few minutes to complete.
5 To exit the diagnostic program at any point, simply turn off
the camera.
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Getting Assistance
This section contains support information for your digital
camera, including support website information, an explanation
of the support process, and support phone numbers.
HP Accessibility Website
Customers with disabilities can get help by visiting
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv
HP Photosmart Website
Visit www.photosmart.hp.com or www.hp.com/photosmart for
the following information:
!
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
!
HP digital camera driver updates and software
!
Register your product
!
Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates, and
support alerts
Support Process
The HP support process works most effectively if you perform
the following steps in the order specified:
1 Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual
(see Problems and Solutions on page 131).
2 Access the HP Customer Support Center website for support.
If you have access to the Internet, you can obtain a wide
range of information about your digital camera. Visit the HP
website for product help, drivers, and software updates at
www.hp.com/support
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Customer Support is available in the following languages:
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, Korean. (Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian
support information is available in English only.)
3 Access HP e-support. If you have access to the Internet,
connect with HP via e-mail by going to: www.hp.com/
support. You will receive a personal reply from an HP
Customer Support technician. E-mail support is available in
the languages listed at that website.
4 (US and Canadian customers, skip this step and go on to
Step 5.) Contact your local HP dealer. If your digital camera
has a hardware failure, take it to your local HP dealer for a
solution. Service is free during your digital camera’s limited
warranty period.
5 Contact the HP Customer Support Center for support by
phone. Please consult the following website to check the
details and conditions of phone support in your country/
region: www.hp.com/support. As a part of HP’s continuing
efforts to improve phone support information services, we
advise you to check the HP website on a regular basis for
new information regarding service features and delivery. If
you cannot solve the problem using the above options, call
HP while you are in front of your computer and digital
camera. For faster service, please be prepared to provide
the following information:
• The digital camera’s model number (on the front of the camera)
• The digital camera’s serial number (on the bottom of the
camera)
• The computer’s operating system
• The version of the HP software (on the CD label)
• Messages displayed at the time the situation occurred
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The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to
change without notice.
Telephone support is free from the date of purchase for the
period specified unless otherwise noted.
Locations
Africa
Phone
Support Period
30 days
Asia Pacific
1 year
Canada
1 year
Europe
1 year
Latin America
1 year
Middle East
30 days
United States
1 year
Phone Support in the United States
Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
Within the period of your warranty, telephone support is
provided free of charge. Call (800) 474-6836.
US phone support is available in both English and Spanish 24
hours a day, 7 days a week (days and hours of support may
change without notice).
After the warranty period, call (800) 474-6836. Charges are
$25.00 per issue, and are charged to your credit card. If you
think your HP product needs service, call the HP Customer
Support Center, which can help determine if service is
required.
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Phone Support in Europe, the
Middle East, and Africa
HP Customer Support phone numbers and policies may
change. Visit the following website to check the details and
conditions of phone support in your country/region:
www.hp.com/support.
Algeria +213 61 56 45 43
Austria +43 1 86332 1000
0810-001000 (in-country)
Bahrain 800 171 (in-country toll-free)
Belgium 070 300 005 (Dutch)
070 300 004 (French)
Czech Republic +420 261307310
Denmark +45 70 202 845
Egypt +20 2 532 5222
Finland +358 (0)203 66 767
France +33 (0)892 69 60 22 (Euro 0.34/minute)
Germany +49 (0)180 5652 180 (Euro 0.12/minute)
Greece +30 210 6073603 (international number)
801 11 22 55 47 (in-country)
800 9 2649 (toll-free from Cyprus to Athens)
Hungary +36 1 382 1111
Ireland 1890 923 902
Israel +972 (0) 9 830 4848
Italy 848 800 871
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Appendix A:
Managing Batteries
Your camera uses either a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07
lithium ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series cameras
(L1812A), or a disposable Duracell CP1 battery. For best
results, use only a rechargeable HP branded lithium ion battery
or high-quality lithium disposable battery.
Top Points About Batteries
!
New rechargeable batteries are shipped partially charged.
Lithium ion rechargeable batteries must be fully charged
before first use or if unused for 2+ months.
!
If you do not intend to use your camera for extended
periods of time (more than two months), HP recommends
that you remove the battery unless you are using a
rechargeable battery and are leaving the camera docked or
connected to an HP AC power adapter.
!
When inserting the battery in the camera, always be sure to
orient the battery as directed by the markings in the battery
compartment. If the battery is inserted improperly, the
compartment door may close but the camera will not
operate.
!
You might notice that occasionally the battery gauge will
fluctuate with the same battery. This occurs because some
operating modes, such as Live View or video recording,
consume more power than other modes. This will cause the
battery gauge to indicate that your battery level is lower,
because battery operating time in those modes is shorter.
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When you switch to a mode that requires less power, like
Playback, the battery gauge may go up, indicating that
there is more operating time left in the battery if you stay in
that mode.
Extending Battery Life
Here are some tips for extending battery life:
!
Turn off the Image Display and use the viewfinder instead
when framing pictures and video. Leave the Image Display
off whenever possible.
!
Change the Live View at Power On setting in the Setup
Menu to Live View Off, so that your camera does not power
on in Live View (see Live View at Power On on page 118.
!
Change the Display Brightness setting in the Setup Menu to
Low, so that the Image Display consumes less power when
in Live View (see Display Brightness on page 116).
!
Minimize the use of flash by setting your camera to Auto
Flash, instead of Flash On (see Setting the Flash on
page 43).
!
Use optical zoom only when necessary to minimize moving
the lens (see Optical Zoom on page 41).
!
Minimize unnecessary power cycling. If you expect to
average more than two picture every five minutes, leave the
camera on with the Image Display off, rather than turning
off the camera after each shot. This minimizes the number of
times the lens must extend and retract.
!
Use the HP AC power adapter or optional HP Photosmart
R-series dock when the camera will be on for extended
periods of time, such as when you transfer images to your
computer or when printing.
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Safety Precautions for Using
Lithium Ion Batteries
!
Do not place the battery in fire or heat the battery.
!
Do not connect the positive terminal and the negative
terminal of the battery to each other with any metal object
(such as wire).
!
Do not carry or store the battery together with coins,
necklaces, hairpins, or other metal objects. Placing a lithium
ion battery with coins is especially dangerous to the user! To
avoid injury, do not drop this battery into a change-filled
pocket.
!
Do not pierce the battery with nails, strike the battery with a
hammer, step on the battery, or otherwise subject it to strong
impacts or shocks.
!
Do not solder directly onto the battery.
!
Do not expose the battery to water or salt water, or allow
the battery to get wet.
!
Do not disassemble or modify the battery. The battery
contains safety and protection devices, which, if damaged,
may cause the battery to generate heat, explode, or ignite.
!
Immediately discontinue use of the battery if, while using,
charging, or storing the battery, the battery emits an
unusual smell, feels excessively hot (note that it is normal for
the battery to feel warm), changes color or shape, or
appears abnormal in any other way.
!
In the event the battery leaks and the fluid gets into one’s
eye, do not rub the eye. Rinse well with water and
immediately seek medical care. If left untreated, the battery
fluid could cause damage to the eye.
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Performance per Battery Type
The following table shows how the rechargeable
HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery and the disposable
Duracell CP1 battery perform in different types of use
scenarios.:
Lithium
ion
CP1
Most economical (more than 30 pictures
per month)
Good
Fair
Most economical (fewer than 30 pictures
per month)
Good
Good
Heavy use of flash, frequent pictures
Good
Fair
Heavy use of video
Good
Fair
Heavy use of Live View
Good
Fair
Overall battery life
Good
Good
Low temperature/winter use
Fair
Good
Infrequent use (without dock)
Fair
Good
Type of use
Infrequent use (with dock)
Good
Good
Spare battery (for long-term storage)
Poor
Good
Want to recharge battery
Yes
No
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Number of Shots per
Battery Type
The following table shows the minimum, maximum, and
average number of shots that may be obtained using the
rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery and the
disposable Duracell CP1 battery.
Battery
type
Minimum
number of
shots
Maximum
number of
shots
Approximate
number of shots
under average use
Lithium ion
115
260
200
CP1
90
190
130
NOTE When using the disposable CP1 battery, you may get
more shots after Live View is disabled than you get with
the rechargeable lithium ion battery.
In the above table, please note that:
! The minimum number of shots is obtained with extensive use of Live
View (30 seconds per picture) and Playback (15 seconds per
picture), and Flash On. Optical zoom (both directions) is used on
75% of shots. Four pictures are taken per session with at least 5
minutes off between sessions.
! The maximum number of shots is obtained with minimal use of Live
View (25% of pictures for 10 seconds) and Playback (4 seconds per
picture). Flash is used on 25% of shots, and optical zoom (both
directions) is used on 25% of shots. Four pictures are taken per
session with at least 5 minutes off between sessions.
! The average number of shots is obtained with Live View used for
50% of the pictures for 15 seconds, and Playback used for 8
seconds per picture. Flash is used on 50% of shots, and optical
zoom (both directions) is used on 50% of shots. Four pictures are
taken per session with at least 5 minutes off between sessions.
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Battery Gauge
The following battery levels may be displayed on the status
screen, in Live View, in Playback, and when the camera is
connected to a computer or printer.
Icon
Description
Battery has 65-100 percent battery life remaining.
Battery has 35-65 percent battery life remaining.
Battery has 10-35 percent battery life remaining.
Battery has less than 10 percent battery life
remaining. Camera will power down soon. Live
View is disabled (see Note below).
Blinking
Battery is depleted. Camera will proceed to power
down.
Camera is operating on AC power (with a nonrechargeable battery or no battery installed).
Animated
battery
filling up
Camera is operating on AC power and is charging
the battery.
Camera has successfully completed battery
charging and is operating on AC power.
NOTE When using the disposable CP1 battery, you may get
more shots after Live View is disabled than you get with
the rechargeable lithium ion battery.
NOTE The battery gauge is most accurate after a few minutes
of use. When the camera is turned off, the battery
recovers and the initial gauge reading when the camera is
turned on again may not be as accurate as that obtained
after a few minutes of use.
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NOTE When you remove the battery from the camera, the
date and time settings are preserved for approximately
10 minutes. If the camera is without a battery for longer
than 10 minutes, the clock is set to the last date and time
at which the camera was used. You may be prompted to
update the date and time the next time you power on the
camera.
Recharging the Lithium Ion
Battery
The rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery can
be recharged in the camera when the camera is connected to
the HP AC power adapter or optional HP Photosmart R-series
dock. The lithium ion battery can also be recharged with the
optional HP Photosmart battery quick recharger or in the spare
battery bay of the HP Photosmart R-series dock. See Appendix
B: Purchasing Camera Accessories on page 173.
When the HP AC adapter is used to charge the battery and the
camera is off, the Power/Memory light on the back of the
camera will blink during charging. When the dock is used, the
dock light will blink. When the quick recharger is used, the
light on the quick recharger will be yellow.
The following table shows the average time it takes to recharge
a battery that has been fully discharged, depending on where
the battery is being charged. The table also notes the signal
you will see when the battery has been recharged.
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Where battery
is charged
Average
charge time
In camera with HP 5-7 hours
AC power adapter
connected or while
camera is in the
dock
Signal when charging has
completed
Power/Memory light on
camera (or the Power light on
the dock) stops blinking and
turns on solid. On the Image
Display of the camera, the
battery gauge changes to
.
In battery bay of
dock
2.5-3.5 hours Spare battery light on dock
stops blinking and turns on
In HP quick
recharger
1-2 hours
Light on quick recharger
turns green
If you will not be using your camera immediately after
charging the battery, we recommend that you leave the camera
in the dock or plugged in to the HP AC adapter. The camera
will top off the battery periodically to ensure that the camera is
always ready for use.
Some things to keep in mind when using a lithium ion battery
are as follows:
!
The first time that you use a new lithium ion battery, be sure
that you fully charge it before using it in the camera.
!
A lithium ion battery discharges when not in use, whether it
is installed in a camera or not. If a lithium ion battery has
not been used for more than two months, recharge it before
using it again. Even if you are not using your battery, it is a
good idea to charge it every six months to a year to prolong
its useful life.
!
The performance of all rechargeable batteries, including
lithium ion, will degrade over time, especially if they are
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stored and used at high temperatures. If battery life has
become unacceptably reduced over time, replace the
battery with an HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras (L1812A).
!
The camera, the dock, or the quick recharger may be warm
while operating and charging a lithium ion battery. This is
normal.
!
A lithium ion battery can be left in the camera, the dock, or
the quick recharger for any period of time without harm to
the battery or the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
Always store charged batteries in a cool location.
Safety Precautions for Recharging
Lithium Ion Batteries
!
Do not charge any other battery than the HP Photosmart
R07 lithium ion battery in the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger.
!
Insert the lithium ion battery in the correct orientation in the
camera, the dock, or the quick recharger.
!
Use the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger in a dry
location only.
!
Do not charge a lithium ion battery in a hot location, such
as in direct sunlight or near a fire.
!
When recharging a lithium ion battery, do not cover the
camera, the dock, or the quick recharger in any way.
!
Do not operate the camera, the dock, or the quick recharger
if the lithium ion battery appears damaged in any way.
!
Do not disassemble the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger.
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!
Unplug the HP AC power adapter or the quick recharger
from the electrical outlet before cleaning the power adapter
or quick recharger.
!
After extensive use, the lithium ion battery may begin to
swell. If it becomes difficult to insert the battery into or
remove the battery from the camera, the dock, or the quick
recharger, discontinue use of the battery and replace it with
a new one. Please recycle the old battery.
Sleep Time-out for Power
Conservation
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off
automatically if there is no button activity for 60 seconds, and
the camera shuts down after 5 minutes. When the camera is in
this “sleep” state, pressing any button will wake up the camera
again. If no buttons are pressed during the sleep state, the
camera will turn off after an additional 5 minutes, unless it is
connected to a computer, printer, or HP AC power adapter.
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Appendix B:
Purchasing Camera
Accessories
You can purchase additional accessories for your camera.
For information on your HP R707 and compatible accessories,
go to:
!
www.hp.com/go/myhpcamera (US)
!
www.hp.ca/myhpcamera (Canada)
!
www.hp.com (all other countries)
To purchase accessories, visit your local retailer or order online
at:
!
www.hpshopping.com (US)
!
www.hpshopping.ca (Canada)
!
www.hp.com/eur/hpoptions (Europe)
!
www.hp.com/apac/homeandoffice (Asia Pacific)
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Some accessories for this digital camera are as follows:
!
HP Photosmart R-series dock—
C8887A
Charge your camera's battery plus
a spare in the extra charging bay,
so your camera is always ready to
go. Transfer photos easily to your
computer, send photo e-mails via HP Instant Share, or print
photos at the touch of a button. Connect to your TV and
view photo slideshows with the remote control.
Includes a dock with extra charging bay for a lithium ion
battery, a remote control, a rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 lithium ion battery, an audio/video cable, a USB cable,
and an HP AC power adapter (North America only).
!
HP Photosmart Quick Recharge Kit for HP Photosmart
R-series cameras—L1810A (Not available in Latin
America)
Quick recharging of the lithium ion battery, plus protection
for your HP Photosmart R-series camera. Includes all you
need to provide a home away from home for your camera:
a recharger, a camera case, a travel pouch, and a
rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery.
!
Rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 lithium ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras—L1812A
High-capacity battery that can be recharged hundreds of
times.
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!
HP Photosmart 3.3V AC power adapter for HP Photosmart
R-series cameras—C8912B (Not available in Latin
America)
This is the only power adapter supported for use with Rseries cameras.
!
HP Photosmart SD memory cards
(For important information about supported types of
memory cards, see Storage on page 179.)
• HP Photosmart 64 MB SD memory card —C8896A
• HP Photosmart 128 MB SD memory card—C8897A
• HP Photosmart 256 MB SD memory card—L1813A
• HP Photosmart 512 MB SD memory card—L1814A
NOTE: HP Memory cards are not available in Asia
Pacific and Latin America.
NOTE: The 64 MB HP memory card is available in
North America only.
!
HP Photosmart premium case for HP Photosmart R-series
cameras— L1811A
Protect your HP Photosmart R-series camera with this
padded leather case. Designed to fit HP digital cameras, the
case features a storage pouch for memory cards, extra
batteries, and more.
!
www.casesonline.com—Go to www.casesonline.com to
design your own custom case to fit your HP Photosmart
R-series camera. Choose the style, material, and color for
your camera case.
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Appendix C:
Specifications
Feature
Description
Resolution
Still pictures:
• 5.36 MP (2690 by 1994) total pixel count
• 5.14 MP (2612 by 1968) effective pixel count
Video clips:
• 320 by 240 total pixel count
Sensor
Diagonal 9.075 mm (1/1.8-inch, 4:3 format)
CCD
Color depth
36 bit (12 bits by 3 colors)
Lens
Focal length:
• Wide—8 mm
• Telephoto—24 mm
• 35 mm equivalent approximately
39 mm - 117 mm
F-Number:
• Wide—f/2.8 to f/4.8
• Telephoto—f/4.9 to f/8.4
Lens threads
None
Viewfinder
Optical real image zoom type viewfinder,
3x magnification, without diopter adjust
Zoom
3x optical, 8x digital zoom
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Feature
Description
Focus
Normal (default):
• Wide—500 mm (20 in) to infinity
• Telephoto—700 mm (28 in) to infinity
Macro:
• Wide—140 mm to 900 mm (6 in to 35 in)
• Telephoto—500 mm to 1,000 mm (20 in to
39 in)
! Focus settings: Normal Focus (default), Macro,
Infinity, Manual Focus
Shutter speed
1/2000 to 16 seconds
Tripod mount
Yes
Built-in flash
Yes, 6-second typical recharge time
Flash working
distance
Zoom
Position
Wide
Telephoto
ISO 100 ISO 200
2.7 m
4.0 m
8.9 ft
13 ft
1.5 m
4.9 ft
2.5 m
8.2 ft
ISO 400
6m
19.7 ft
3.25 m
10.7 ft
External flash
No
Flash settings
Flash Off, Auto Flash (default), Red-Eye, Flash
On, Night
Image Display 1.5-inch color active matrix TFT LCD with
backlight, 119,548 pixels (494 by 242)
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Feature
Description
Storage
! 32 MB internal flash memory, with
approximately 27 MB for storage of images
! Slot for memory card
! This camera supports both Secure Digital (SD)
and MultiMediaCardTM (MMC) memory cards
8 MB and larger. Only MMC cards that have
been verified compliant to the MultiMediaCard
specification are supported. Compliant MMC
memory cards have the
MultiMediaCard logo on the card or package.
! SD cards are recommended, as they are faster
than MMC cards at reading and writing data.
! This camera may support memory cards up to
2 GB, though HP has only tested up to 512 MB.
Cards larger than 2 GB will not work. A high
capacity card itself does not affect camera
performance, but a large number of files (over
300) does affect the time it takes for the camera
to turn on.
! The number of images that can be saved in
memory depends on the Image Quality settings
(see Memory Capacity on page 183).
Image capture ! Still (default)
options
! Self-Timer—still picture or video clip taken after
10-second delay
! Self-Timer - 2 shots—still picture taken after
10-second delay, then a second picture taken
about 3 seconds later.
Single video taken after 10-second delay.
! Burst—camera takes 3 shots in a row as quickly
as it possibly can until the buffer is full
! Video—30 frames per second (includes audio),
until the camera runs out of memory
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Feature
Description
Audio capture ! Still pictures—maximum of 60 seconds can be
recorded
! Burst—audio capture not available
! Video clips—audio is recorded automatically
Shooting
modes
Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait,
Beach/Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority,
Panorama, Document, My Mode
Image Quality ! 5MP
settings
! 5MP
(default)
! 3MP
! 1MP
! VGA
! Custom Image Quality (Resolution and
Compression) settings
Exposure
Can be set manually from -3.0 to +3.0 EV
Compensation (Exposure Value) in 1/3 EV increments.
settings
White Balance Auto (default), Sun, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
settings
Manual
AE Metering
settings
Average, Center-Weighted (default), Spot
ISO Speed
settings
Auto (default),100, 200, 400
Adaptive
Lighting
settings
Off (default), Low, High
Color settings
Full Color (default), Black & White, Sepia
Saturation
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
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Feature
Description
Sharpness
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
Contrast
settings
Low, Medium (default), High
AE Bracketing
settings
Off (default), -/+ 0.3 EV, -/+ 0.7 EV, -/+ 1.0 EV
Date & Time
Off (default), Date Only, Date & Time
Imprint settings
Playback
magnification
Magnifies a still image to 140x on the Image
Display
Compression
format
! JPEG (EXIF) for still images
Interfaces
! USB Mini-AB receptacle; allows USB (A to Mini-
Orientation
Sensor
Yes
Standards
! PTP transfer (15740)
! MPEG1 for video clips
B) to a computer or USB (Mini-A to B) to certain
printers (any HP Photosmart or PictBridgecompatible printers)
! DC input 3.3 Vdc @ 2500 mA
! HP Photosmart R-series dock
! MSDC transfer
! NTSC/PAL
! JPEG
! MPEG1
! DPOF 1.1
! EXIF 2.2
! DCF 1.0
! PictBridge 1.0
! USB 2.0
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Feature
Description
Power
Typical power usage: 2.3 Watts (with image LCD
on). 4 Watts maximum power usage.
Power sources include:
! Either one rechargeable HP Photosmart R07
lithium ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series
cameras (L1812A), or one disposable Duracell
CP1 battery. Rechargeable battery can be
recharged in the camera using the HP AC power
adapter or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock.
! HP AC power adapter (3.3 Vdc, 2500 mA,
8.25 W)
! Optional HP Photosmart R-series dock
Recharging in camera with the HP AC power
adapter or optional HP Photosmart R-series dock:
average charge time 5-7 hours.
External body
dimensions
Measurements with camera off and lens
retracted:
98.5 mm (L) by 35.3 mm (W) by 60 mm (H)
3.88 in (L) by 1.39 in (W) by 2.36 in (H)
Weight
180 grams (0.3969 pounds) without battery
Temperature
range
Operational:
0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F) at
15 to 85% relative humidity
Storage:
-30 to 65° C (-22 to 149° F) at
15 to 90% relative humidity
Warranty
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Memory Capacity
The following table lists the approximate number and average
size of still images that can be stored in the internal memory in
the camera when the camera is set to different Image Quality
settings available in the Capture Menu.
NOTE Not all 32 MB of internal memory is available for
storing images, because some memory is used for internal
camera operations. Also, the actual file sizes and number
of still images that can be stored in the internal memory in
the camera or on an optional memory card will vary,
depending on the content of each still image.
10 images (2.5 MB each)
5MP
5MP
(default)
21 images (1.25 MB each)
3MP
32 images (800 KB each)
1MP
52 images (500 KB each)
VGA
175 images (150 KB each)
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Index
A
AC power adapter
connector on camera 26
purchasing 175
accessories for camera 173
Action mode, setting 47
Adaptive Lighting, setting 68
AE Bracketing 74
AE Metering, setting 66
AF light 24
AF viewfinder light 24
Aperture Priority (Av) mode,
setting 48
aperture, setting 48
arrow buttons on Controller 22
audio clips
playback 80
audio clips, record 32, 94
automatic exposure, override 46
Av Aperture Priority mode,
setting 48
B
batteries
CP1 disposable 163
extend life of 164
gauge 168
performance per type 166
purchasing lithium ion 174
quick recharge kit 174
recharging lithium ion 169
shots per type 167
top points about use 163
types to use 163
Index
battery
door on camera 27
install 14
Beach & Snow mode, setting 47
blinking lights on camera 21,
24, 26
bonus software 19, 20
brackets in Live View screen 36
brightening an image 57
Burst
button 23
using 46
buttons on camera 21
buying camera accessories 173
C
calibrating color of images 64
camera
purchasing accessories for
173
purchasing case for 175
reset 124
self-diagnostic test 154
specifications 177
turn on/off 17
camera accessories 173
camera dock
connector on camera 27
description 11
dock insert 12
purchasing 174
camera menus 28
camera parts
back of camera 21
185
front, side, and bottom of
camera 26
top of camera 25
Camera Sounds, setting 116
camera states 27
capacity of internal memory 183
Capture menu
Help for menu options 56
using 55
case for camera, purchasing
175
Color of images, setting 70
compression format 181
compression settings, custom 61
computer, connect camera to
109
connections
as a Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) device 119
as a USB Mass Storage Device
Class (MSDC) 119
to computer 109
to printer 112
connectors
AC power adapter 26
camera dock 27
USB 26
conserving battery life 164
Contrast, setting 73
Controller with arrow buttons,
description 22
CP1 battery, disposable 163
crosshairs in viewfinder 36
customer support 155
D
darkening an image 57
Date & Time Imprint 76
186
Date & Time, setting 18, 118
Delete 89
delete during Instant Review 32
diagnostic test 154
digital zoom 41
direct print
printing images from camera
to printer or computer
112
selecting images 83
disk drive, camera as 119
Display Brightness, setting 116
disposable battery 163
Document mode, setting 48
E
error messages
on camera 142
on computer 151
EV Compensation, setting 57
extending battery life 164
F
ferrite, attaching to AC adapter
15
flash
description 26
settings 43
using 43
working distance 178
Flash button, description 23
F-number, setting 48
focus
brackets, using 36
button 23
camera shake 41
Infinity setting 38
lock 37
Index
Macro setting 38
Manual Focus setting 38, 40
Normal Focus setting 38
range 178
search priority 39
settings 38
Focus Assist light
description 26
setting 117
HP Instant Share Menu
customizing 98
description 103
selecting all images 104
selecting individual images
106
set up 98
using 103
HP web sites 155
G
gauge, battery 168
I
Image Advice, using 92
Image Display
description 23
Live View at Power On setting
118
Live View button 23
status screen 30
using 35
Image Info, using 92
Image Quality
setting 58
setting custom 60
images
Adaptive Lighting 68
AE Bracketing 74
AE Metering setting 66
brightening 57
Color setting 70
color tint 64
Contrast setting 73
Custom Image Quality setting
60
darkening 57
Date & Time Imprint 76
Image Quality setting 58
ISO Speed setting 65
magnifying 85
H
Help for Capture menu options
56
help from customer support 155
Help menu, using 30
HP AC power adapter
connector on camera 26
purchasing 175
HP Image Zone software
installing 19
not using 125
HP Instant Share
customizing the HP Instant
Share Menu 98
description 11, 97
HP Instant Share button 23,
98
selecting all images 104
selecting individual images
106
turn on/off 98
using the HP Instant Share
Menu 103
HP Instant Share button 98
Index
187
number remaining 36, 82
number saved in internal
memory 183
Panorama mode 49
record audio clips 32
Rotate 95
Saturation setting 71
Sharpness setting 72
shooting modes 46
thumbnails view 84
too dark/light 57
transferring camera to
computer 109
White Balance setting 62
Infinity focus setting 38
install
battery 14
memory card 13
software 19, 20
wrist strap 12
internal memory
image capacity of 183
pictures remaining 36
ISO Speed, setting 65
L
Landscape mode, setting 47
Language
change setting 121
choose at first startup 17
LEDs (lights) on camera
AF light 24
Focus Assist light 26, 117
Power/Memory light 21
Self-Timer light 26
Video light 24
life of battery, conserving 164
188
lithium ion battery
purchasing 174
recharging 169
safety precautions 165
Live View
button 23
using 35
Live View at Power On
setting 118
long exposures, noise reduction
49
M
Macintosh computer
bonus software 20
connect to 109
install software 20
USB setting on camera 119
Macro focus setting 38
Magnify
control on Zoom lever 22
using 85
magnifying images 85
Manual Focus setting 38, 40
Manual White Balance, setting
64
memory card
door on camera 27
install 13
pictures remaining 36, 82
supported types and sizes 179
memory light 21
Menu/OK button, description
22
menus
Capture 55
Help 30
HP Instant Share 103
Index
overview 28
Playback 86
Setup 115
messages
on camera 142
on computer 151
MF Focus button 23
microphone, description 26
Mode button 25
Move Images to Card 121
My Mode
description 48
preferred settings 52
Saved Settings sub-menu 53
using 52
N
noise reduction, long exposures
49
Normal Focus setting 38
number of images in internal
memory 183
number of pictures remaining
36, 82
O
ON/OFF switch, description 21
online Help for Capture menu
options 56
optical zoom 41
over-exposing an image 57
override automatic exposure 46
P
Panorama mode
Preview Panorama 95
setting 48
using 49
Index
parts of camera
back of camera 21
front, side, and bottom of
camera 26
top of camera 25
performance per battery type
166
pictures
record audio clips 32
share 97
take self-timer 44
take stills 31
Playback button, description 23
Playback menu, using 86
Playback, using 80
Portrait mode, setting 47
power
battery level icons 168
light 21
specifications 182
turn on/off 17
power adapter, HP AC 15, 26
connector on camera 26
purchasing 175
Power ON/OFF switch,
description 21
Power/Memory light,
description 21
Preview Panorama 95
Print button
description 23
using 83
print images
directly to printer 112
selecting images for direct
print 83
using HP Instant Share 97
problems, troubleshooting 123
189
product support 155
purchasing camera accessories
173
R
range
Exposure Compensation 180
flash 178
F-number 177
focus 178
focus settings 38
recharging lithium ion battery
169
record
audio clips 32, 94
video clips 34
red-eye reduction
description 44
Remove Red Eyes 91
remaining pictures count 36, 82
reset camera 124
Reset Settings 122
resolution settings, custom 61
reviewing images 80
rotate images 95
using 44
settings, reset 122
Setup Menu, using 115
share pictures 97
Sharpness, setting 72
shooting mode
button 25
setting 46
Shutter button
description 25
lock exposure and focus 36
shutter speed range 178
software, install 19, 20
software, using camera without
125
sounds of camera 116
space remaining in memory 36,
82
speaker, description 25
specifications 177
states, camera 27
status screen 30
still pictures, take 31
Sunset mode, setting 48
support for users 155
S
safety precautions for lithium ion
battery 165
Saturation, setting 71
Saved Settings in My Mode 53
selecting images
for direct print 83
for HP Instant Share
destinations 106
Self-Timer
button 23
light 26
T
technical support 155
Thumbnails
viewing 84
Thumbnails control on Zoom
lever 22
Time & Date, setting 18, 118
Timer/Burst button 23
total images summary screen 82
transfer images to computer 109
tripod mount, description 27
troubleshoot problems 123
190
Index
turn on/off power 17
TV (television) Configuration
setting 120
Zoom lever, description 22
Zoom Out and Zoom In controls
22
U
under-exposing an image 57
USB
configuration setting 119
connector on camera 26
V
Video button, description 25
video clips
playback 80
record 34
Video viewfinder light 24
viewfinder
crosshairs 36
lights 24
using 36
viewfinder, description 24
W
web sites for HP 155
White Balance, setting 62
Windows computer
bonus software 19
connect to 109
install software 19
working distance of flash 178
wrist strap, attaching to camera
12
Z
zoom
digital 41
optical 41
specifications 177
Index
191
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