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HP Photosmart R927
Digital Camera
User Guide
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Contents
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3
Getting started.......................................................................................................5
Camera top and back .............................................................................................5
Camera front and bottom.........................................................................................6
Camera dock and insert..........................................................................................6
Before taking pictures..............................................................................................7
Install the battery..............................................................................................7
Charge the battery............................................................................................7
Turn on the camera..........................................................................................7
Choose the language.......................................................................................8
Set the region...................................................................................................8
Set the date and time.......................................................................................8
Install and format an optional memory card.....................................................8
Install the software...........................................................................................9
Using your camera................................................................................................10
Taking pictures and recording video clips.......................................................11
Taking still pictures................................................................................................11
Recording video clips............................................................................................12
Instant Review.......................................................................................................12
Auto focus and exposure.......................................................................................12
Focusing on the subject.................................................................................12
Optimizing focus.............................................................................................13
Using Focus Lock...........................................................................................13
Optimizing exposure.......................................................................................14
Other recommendations.................................................................................14
Using the focus range settings..............................................................................14
Using Manual Focus.......................................................................................15
Using zoom............................................................................................................15
Optical zoom..................................................................................................15
Digital zoom....................................................................................................16
Setting the flash.....................................................................................................16
Red eye..........................................................................................................17
Using the shooting modes.....................................................................................17
Using Panorama mode...................................................................................18
Using Manual shooting mode.........................................................................19
Using My Mode..............................................................................................19
Using the Capture Menu.......................................................................................20
Using the Self-Timer settings.........................................................................23
Using the Burst setting...................................................................................24
Exposure Compensation................................................................................24
Adaptive Lighting............................................................................................24
White Balance................................................................................................25
ISO speed......................................................................................................25
Reviewing images and video clips....................................................................26
Using Playback......................................................................................................26
Saving frames from video clips......................................................................27
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Viewing thumbnails........................................................................................27
Magnifying images.........................................................................................27
Using the Playback Menu......................................................................................27
Deleting images..............................................................................................28
Viewing image information.............................................................................28
Viewing slideshows........................................................................................29
Stitching panoramas.......................................................................................29
Recording audio.............................................................................................30
4 Using the Design Gallery Menu..........................................................................31
Applying artistic effects..........................................................................................31
Modifying colors.....................................................................................................32
Adding borders......................................................................................................32
Removing red eyes................................................................................................33
Cropping images...................................................................................................33
5 Transferring and printing images......................................................................35
Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software..............................................35
Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software.........................................35
Connecting to the computer...........................................................................36
Using a memory card reader..........................................................................36
Printing images from the camera...........................................................................36
Printing panoramas from the camera....................................................................37
6 Using HP Photosmart Express...........................................................................38
Using the Photosmart Express Menu....................................................................38
Setting up online destinations in the camera.........................................................38
Sending individual images to online destinations..................................................39
Selecting individual images for printing.................................................................39
Sending all images to a printer or online destinations...........................................40
Buying prints online...............................................................................................40
7 Using the Setup Menu.........................................................................................41
8 Troubleshooting..................................................................................................43
Resetting the camera............................................................................................43
Problems and solutions.........................................................................................43
9 Product support...................................................................................................48
Helpful websites....................................................................................................48
Getting assistance.................................................................................................48
A Managing batteries..............................................................................................50
Top points about batteries.....................................................................................50
Extending battery life.............................................................................................50
Safety precautions for using batteries...................................................................50
Power indicators....................................................................................................51
Number of shots per battery type..........................................................................51
Recharging the Lithium Ion battery.......................................................................52
Safety precautions for recharging batteries...........................................................52
B Specifications......................................................................................................54
Memory capacity...................................................................................................56
Image quality.........................................................................................................56
Video quality..........................................................................................................56
Index............................................................................................................................57
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Getting started
Use this section to get familiar with the camera controls, set up your digital camera for
use, and begin taking pictures.
Camera top and back
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Speaker.
Flash button—See Setting the flash on page 16.
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Focus button—See Using the focus range settings on page 14.
4
Photosmart Express button—See Using HP Photosmart Express
on page 38.
5
Live View/Playback button.—Switches between Live View and
Playback (see Taking pictures and recording video clips on page 11 and
Reviewing images and video clips on page 26).
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Power light.
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8
9
button.
Shutter button.
Video button.
10
Wrist strap mount.
11
Zoom lever—See Using zoom on page 15.
12
Mode button—Press
to access the Shooting Mode menu while in Live
View (see Using the shooting modes on page 17).
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14
15
and
buttons—Scrolls through menus and images.
button—Displays camera menus, selects options, and confirms actions.
Delete button—Press
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to access the Delete function while in Playback.
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Battery Charging light.
17
Image Display.
Camera front and bottom
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2
3
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5
4
1
Flash.
2
Self-Timer/Focus Assist light—See Using the Self-Timer settings on page 23.
3
Microphone.
4
Tripod mount.
5
Dock connector.
6
Battery/Memory card door.
Camera dock and insert
When setting up the dock for use with this camera, install the dock insert that shipped in
the camera box. Attach the dock insert to the top of the camera dock by snapping it into
place.
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3
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2
1
Camera/dock connector.
2
USB connector.
3
Power adapter connector.
Before taking pictures
Complete the following procedures before taking pictures or recording video clips.
Install the battery
1.
2.
3.
Open the Battery/Memory card door by sliding
the door latch as indicated on the Battery/
Memory card door.
Insert the battery in the larger slot, pushing the
battery in until the latch catches.
Close the Battery/Memory card door.
Note Turn the camera off before removing
the battery. Fully charge the battery before
using it the first time (see Charge the battery
on page 7).
Charge the battery
You can charge a battery in the camera using an optional AC power adapter or in the
extra battery bay of an optional HP Photosmart camera dock.
1.
2.
Connect the AC power adapter to the dock, then plug
it into an electrical outlet.
Put the camera in the dock. The camera’s blinking
Battery Charging light indicates that the battery is
charging (if you are charging in an optional
HP Photosmart Premium dock, the dock's Battery
Charging light blinks). The battery is fully charged when
the Battery Charging light turns on solid (approximately
2–3 hours).
Note You can also charge the battery using an
optional HP Photosmart quick recharger.
Turn on the camera
To turn on the camera, press the
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button.
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Choose the language
Use
press
to choose the language you want, then
.
To change the language later, use the Setup menu (see
Using the Setup Menu on page 41).
Set the region
Along with the Language setting, the Region setting
determines the default date format and the format of the
video signal for displaying camera images on a
television when connected through an optional
HP Photosmart Premium dock or wireless dock base
(see Using the Setup Menu on page 41).
Use
.
to choose the region you want, then press
Set the date and time
1.
2.
3.
to adjust the highlighted value.
Use
Use
to move to the other selections and repeat
Step 1 until the date and time are set correctly.
Press
when the date, time, and format settings
are correct, then press
again to confirm.
To change the date and time later, use the Setup
Menu (see Using the Setup Menu on page 41).
Install and format an optional memory card
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the camera and open the Battery/
Memory card door.
Insert the optional memory card in the smaller
slot as shown. Make sure the memory card
snaps into place.
Close the Battery/Memory card door and turn
on the camera.
Always format memory cards before first use.
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2.
3.
4.
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With the camera turned on, press
until
appears briefly in the upper right
corner of the Image Display. This indicates you are in Playback.
Press
to access the
Delete sub-menu.
Use
to select Format Card, then press
.
Use
to select Yes, then press
to format the card.
Note Once you install a memory card, all new images and video clips are stored
on the card, rather than in internal memory. To use internal memory and view
images stored there, remove the memory card. To transfer images from internal
memory to an optional memory card, see Move Images to Card under Using the
Playback Menu on page 27.
For information about supported memory cards, see Storage under Specifications
on page 54.
Install the software
The HP Photosmart Software provides features for transferring images and video clips
to your computer, as well as features for modifying stored images (remove red eyes,
rotate, crop, resize, adjust image quality, and more). See Transferring images without
HP Photosmart Software on page 35.
Note If you have trouble installing or using the HP Photosmart Software, see
the HP Customer Care website for more information: www.hp.com/support.
Windows
If your Windows computer does not meet the system requirements as stated on your
camera packaging, HP Photosmart Essential is installed (see About the HP Photosmart
Software on page 9).
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2.
3.
Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus protection software.
Insert the HP Photosmart Software CD into the CD drive and follow the on-screen
instructions. If the installation screen does not appear, click Start, click Run, type
D:\Setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD drive, then click OK.
When the software has finished installing, re-enable virus protection software.
Macintosh
1. Insert the HP Photosmart Software CD into the CD drive.
2. Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop.
3. Double-click the installer icon, then follow the on-screen instructions.
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About the HP Photosmart Software
The CD that came with your camera contains the following versions of HP Photosmart
Software:
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HP Photosmart Premier Software (for Windows XP and XP x64 systems with at least
128 MB of RAM). This version of the software includes some extra features that let
you:
– Use the Share feature to e-mail images to addresses you specify, create online
albums, and automatically print selected images when you connect your
camera to your computer. See Using HP Photosmart Express on page 38.
– Automatically stitch panoramas while transferring them to your computer.
– Print panoramas.
HP Photosmart Essential Software (for Windows 98, 98SE, Me, and 2000 systems,
and for Windows XP systems with less than 128 MB of RAM). This version does not
have the extra features specified in HP Photosmart Premier Software.
HP Photosmart Mac Software (for Macintosh systems).
To learn more about the software features and how to use them, see the Help feature in
the HP Photosmart Software.
Using your camera
Now that you’ve completed setup, you can take and review still images and video clips.
For information on taking still pictures and See Taking still pictures on page 11
capturing video clips
and Recording video clips on page 12
For information on reviewing images and
video clips on the camera
See Reviewing images and video clips
on page 26
For information on enhancing your images See Using the Design Gallery Menu
on page 31
For information on transferring images
from your camera to a computer
See Transferring images with
HP Photosmart Software on page 35
For information on printing images
See Printing images from the camera
on page 36
Tip To switch between Live View and Playback, press
10
.
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Taking pictures and recording
video clips
Live View allows you to frame pictures and video clips in the Image Display. To activate
until
appears briefly in the upper right corner of the Image
Live View, press
Display. The Live View display looks like this:
1
Shooting mode indicator.
2
Memory card indicator.
3
Battery level indicator (see Power indicators on page 51).
4
5
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Pictures remaining count.
Focus brackets (see Auto focus and exposure on page 12).
Taking still pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on, regardless of what is shown
on the Image Display.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press
until
appears briefly in the upper right corner of the Image Display.
This indicates you are in Live View.
Frame the subject for your picture.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to measure and
lock the focus and exposure. The focus brackets in the
Image Display turn solid green when focus is locked
(see Auto focus and exposure on page 12).
Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture.
To add an audio clip of up to 60 seconds, continue holding
the Shutter button down, then release it when done.
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Recording video clips
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press
until
appears briefly in the upper right corner of the Image Display.
This indicates you are in Live View.
Frame the subject.
Press and release the
Video button.
To stop recording video, press and release the
Video
button again.
Instant Review
After you have taken a still image or recorded a video clip, the camera displays it in
Instant Review. If you want to delete the image or video clip, press
, select This
Image from the Delete sub-menu, then press
.
If
appears in the lower left corner, press to display Image Advice (see Image
Advice under Using the Playback Menu on page 27) for tips on improving images
taken under similar conditions. You can also use these tips to retake the scene and
improve the image.
Auto focus and exposure
When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the camera automatically measures
and locks the focus and exposure. When you auto focus:
Indicator
Description
Green focus brackets
Focus found.
Red focus brackets
Focus not found (see Optimizing focus
on page 13).
(shaking hand icon)
Long exposure required (see Optimizing
exposure on page 14).
Focusing on the subject
When set to its default Multi focus area setting (see
Auto Focus Area under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20), the camera uses five focus regions to
determine focus.
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When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the
camera focuses from the closest distance, then
examines other focus regions, displaying those in focus
as green brackets. The sample image shows focus in
regions one, two, and five.
If the camera keeps focusing on something other than
your subject, set Auto Focus Area to Spot (see Auto
Focus Area under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20), then use Focus Lock (see Using
Focus Lock on page 13).
Optimizing focus
When the camera cannot auto focus, the focus brackets turn red. This indicates the
picture may be out of focus because the subject is out of the focus range or the scene
has low contrast.
For the Normal Focus range
If the camera is set to Normal Focus (see Using the focus range settings
on page 14) and cannot focus, it will still take the picture. Try releasing the Shutter
button, reframing, and then pressing the Shutter button halfway down again. If the focus
brackets are still red:
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If the scene has low contrast, use Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock
on page 13) and aim at a point on the subject that has more colors or crisp edges.
If the subject is too close (less than 500 mm or 20 in), move farther away from the
subject or use the
Macro or
Auto Macro focus range (see Using the focus
range settings on page 14).
Use
Manual Focus (see Using Manual Focus on page 15).
For the Macro focus range
If the camera is set to
Macro and cannot focus, the camera will not take the picture.
Try one of the following:
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Move within the Macro range or set the camera to
Auto Macro or
Normal
Focus (see Using the focus range settings on page 14).
In low contrast scenes, use Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock on page 13).
Use
Manual Focus (see Using Manual Focus on page 15).
Using Focus Lock
Use Focus Lock to focus on a subject that is not in the center of the picture, to capture
action shots more quickly by pre-focusing in the area where the action will occur, or to
focus in low light or low contrast situations.
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2.
3.
4.
Frame the subject for your picture within the focus
brackets. In low light or low contrast situations,
frame a brighter or higher contrast object.
Press the Shutter button halfway down.
Hold the Shutter button halfway down and reframe.
Press the Shutter button all the way down to take
the picture.
Optimizing exposure
When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the camera also measures the light
level to set the proper exposure. If the camera determines the scene will require a very
long exposure, a shaking hand icon ( ) appears. The camera will take the picture, but
it may be blurry because it is difficult to hold the camera still for the length of time required.
Try one of the following:
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Set the flash to Auto Flash or Flash On (see Setting the flash on page 16).
Set the camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Turn on more light.
Other recommendations
If an image does not appear to be in proper focus or exposure when you review it in
Playback, use Image Advice (see Image Advice under Using the Playback Menu
on page 27) to help you determine how to correct the problem for similar images in
the future. If you can retake an image, you can follow the suggestions in Image
Advice to improve the image you capture.
Because focus and exposure are crucial to good images, you might find these other
topics useful:
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Topics on blurry, dark, light, or grainy images in Troubleshooting on page 43
Using the focus range settings on page 14
Auto Focus Area and AE Metering under Using the Capture Menu on page 20
Exposure Compensation on page 24
Using Manual Focus on page 15
Using the focus range settings
To select a focus range setting, press
.
then press
14
, use
to highlight the desired focus range,
Normal Focus (Default)—Use when taking pictures of subjects greater than
500 mm (20 in) away.
Macro—Use when taking close-up pictures of subjects between 100 mm and
1 m (4.7 to 39.4 in) away.
Auto Macro—Use when you are not sure if the subject is in the Macro or
Normal focus range.
Infinity—Use when taking pictures of distant objects and landscapes.
Manual Focus—Allows you to step manually through the full focus range (see
Using Manual Focus on page 15).
The focus range setting remains in effect until it is changed again, or you turn off the
camera.
Using Manual Focus
You may want to use Manual Focus in low-light conditions or when you want to finetune focus of very close-up subjects.
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2.
3.
When you select Manual Focus, a focus meter
and a magnified view help you adjust focus.
With arrows surrounding the Manual Focus meter,
use
to adjust the focus. If arrows do not
surround the Manual Focus meter, use
until
to adjust focus.
they do, then use
To change shooting modes while using Manual
Focus, use
until arrows surround the shooting
, use
mode icon in the upper left corner, press
to highlight a shooting mode, then press
.
Using zoom
Your camera has both optical and digital zoom. Optical zoom physically extends the lens
to make the subject of your picture appear closer. After you have extended the lens fully
using optical zoom, the camera employs digital zoom. Digital zoom uses no moving lens
parts.
Tip The more you zoom in on the subject of your picture, the more small
movements of the camera are magnified (this is called camera shake). If
appears when you press the Shutter button halfway down, the picture may
be blurry. Be sure to hold the camera still or add more light to the scene. Try
holding the camera closer to your body or against a steady object, or set the
camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Optical zoom
Optical zoom moves the lens between wide angle (1x) and telephoto (3x).
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In Live View, use the buttons on the Zoom lever to control zoom.
to zoom out.
Press to zoom in and
Digital zoom
In digital zoom, the Image Display shows a yellow frame around the scene.
1.
2.
3.
In Live View, press on the Zoom lever to optically zoom to the maximum level,
then release the lever.
Press and hold until the image you want to capture fills the yellow frame. If you
.
zoom in too far, press
To return to optical zoom, press
until digital zooming stops. Release
, then
press it again.
Note 1 Digital zoom is not available in Panorama mode nor when recording
video clips.
Note 2 Digital zoom reduces the resolution of an image, so your picture may be
more grainy than the same picture taken with optical zoom. When you need higher
quality, limit the use of digital zoom.
Setting the flash
To select a flash setting, press , use
press
.
to highlight the desired flash mode, then
Auto Flash (Default)—The camera uses the flash, if necessary. If you want
the camera to remove red eyes if they exist in images, turn on Red-Eye
Removal (see Red-Eye Removal under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20). For information about red eye, see Red eye on page 17.
Flash On—The camera always uses flash. If the light is behind your subject,
use this setting to increase the light on the front of your subject. If you want
the camera to remove red eyes if they exist in images, turn on Red-Eye
Removal (see Red-Eye Removal under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20).
Flash Off—The camera does not use flash. Use this setting to capture poorly
lit subjects beyond the flash range or to capture scenes with the existing light.
The Flash setting remains in effect until it is changed again, or you turn off the camera.
Note The flash is not available in Document, Landscape, Night Scenery,
Panorama, Sunset, or Theatre shooting modes, with the Burst setting, nor while
recording video clips. In Night Portrait shooting mode, the flash is set to On.
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Red eye
The red-eye phenomenon is caused when light from the flash reflects off the subjects'
eyes, which can make human eyes appear red in the captured image. If you turn on
Red-Eye Removal (see Red-Eye Removal under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20), the camera examines the image after taking it. If the camera detects
red eyes, it then processes the image to remove them.
This examination and processing takes additional time. If you find the additional time too
long, you can turn off
Red-Eye Removal and remove the red eyes after you have
captured the image, using either Remove Red Eyes (see Remove Red Eyes under
Using the Design Gallery Menu on page 31) or the HP Photosmart Software that
came with your camera.
Using the shooting modes
Shooting modes allow you to optimize shutter settings for the scene you are shooting.
Most shooting modes predefine these settings for certain types of scenes, allowing you
to take pictures quickly when you do not have the time to specify the settings yourself.
Other settings (such as Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual) let you specify
settings, allowing you complete control for difficult scenes or special effects.
To select a shooting mode, press
.
mode, then press
while in Live View, use
to highlight a shooting
Auto Mode (Default)—For taking good shots quickly, when you do not have
time to select a special shooting mode.
Landscape—For scenes with deep perspective, such as mountain scenes.
Portrait—For pictures that have one or more people as their primary subject.
Theatre—For capturing images at school programs, concerts, or indoor
sporting events without using flash.
or
Panorama—For grand landscapes or group pictures where you need to
capture a wide shot that one image cannot capture (see Using Panorama
mode on page 18).
Action—For capturing sporting events, moving cars, or any scene where you
want to stop the action.
Night Portrait—For capturing images of people at night. This mode uses the
flash and a long exposure. As a result, you must set the camera on a tripod
or stable surface.
Night Scenery—For capturing night scenes. This mode uses a long exposure
with no flash. As a result, you must set the camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Beach—For capturing scenes at the beach.
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Snow—For capturing scenes in snow.
Sunset—For capturing outdoor scenes at sunset.
Document—For capturing flat, textual, or graphical pieces.
Aperture Priority—For specifying the aperture setting. This mode lets you
, while the camera selects
select the F-number (aperture) setting using
the best shutter speed. If the image will be over- or under-exposed more than
0.5 stops, the F-number and shutter speed turn red. Adjust the F-number until
these items turn white. To change to a different shooting mode, press
until
.
arrows surround the shooting mode, then press
Shutter Priority—For specifying the shutter speed. This mode lets you select
, while the camera selects the best F-number. If
the shutter speed using
the image will be over- or under-exposed more than 0.5 stops, the F-number
and shutter speed turn red. Adjust shutter speed until these items turn white.
To change to a different shooting mode, press
until arrows surround the
shooting mode, then press .
Manual—For specifying both F-number and shutter speed (see Using Manual
shooting mode on page 19).
My Mode—For a customizable shooting mode that lets you select, save, and
then repeatedly use a group of preferred settings (see Using My Mode
on page 19).
Note The shooting modes do not apply when you are recording video clips.
The shooting mode remains in effect until it is changed again, or until you turn off the
camera.
Using Panorama mode
Panorama mode allows you to take a sequence of 2 to 5 pictures that can be stitched
together to capture a scene too wide to fit into a single picture. To stitch your panoramic
sequence together, use Stitch Panorama on the camera (see Stitching panoramas
on page 29). Depending on the HP Photosmart Software version you installed
(see About the HP Photosmart Software on page 9), you can also stitch panoramas
automatically as you transfer them to your computer.
1.
2.
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While in Live View, press
, use
to select either
Panorama (left to right)
Panorama (right to left), then press
.
or
Press the Shutter button to take the first picture in the panoramic sequence.
3.
4.
5.
Position the camera to take the second picture.
Use the transparent overlay of the first image
superimposed on one third of the Live View screen
to align your second picture with the first.
Press the Shutter button to take the second
picture.
Continue adding more pictures to the panorama,
or press
to end the panoramic sequence.
During Instant Review (see Instant Review
on page 12), each image in the panoramic sequence is displayed. When the last image
when the
is displayed, you can stitch the sequence by pressing , then pressing
stitched panorama appears. You can also delete the panoramic sequence by pressing
, selecting Entire Panoramic Sequence, then pressing
.
Note To add audio to images taken in Panorama mode, see Recording audio
on page 30.
Using Manual shooting mode
Manual mode lets you specify both F-number (aperture) and shutter speed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
While in Live View, press
, use
to highlight
, then press
Frame the subject for your picture.
Use
to switch between F-number and shutter
speed.
Use
to adjust the value of the selected option.
The arrow on the exposure meter indicates the
amount of over- or under-exposure. If the image
will be over- or under-exposed more than three
stops, the F-number and shutter speed turn red.
Adjust either the F-number or shutter speed until
these items turn white.
If you want to change to a different shooting mode, use
to select
press .
.
, then
The Manual shooting mode settings remain in effect until they are changed again, even
when you turn off the camera.
Using My Mode
My Mode is a customizable shooting mode that allows you to select, save, and reuse a
group of preferred settings. You can specify a shooting mode (see Using the shooting
modes on page 17), Capture Menu options (see Using the Capture Menu
on page 20), and which settings are saved in My Mode.
The settings in My Mode are independent from all other shooting mode settings and are
saved when you turn off the camera.
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Selecting and saving preferred settings in My Mode
1. While in Live View, press
, use
to
My Mode, then press
twice to
highlight
display the My Mode Capture Menu.
2. Use
to highlight
My Shooting Mode,
press
, use
to select a shooting mode to
to return to the
use in My Mode, then press
My Mode Capture Menu.
3. Use
to highlight another menu option, press
, use
to highlight a setting, then press
to select that setting and return to the My Mode Capture Menu.
4. Repeat step 3 to specify other menu options you want to set for My Mode.
5. Press
to exit the My Mode Capture Menu.
Using the My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu
The My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu allows you to specify which settings are saved
in My Mode. You can also specify that the camera start in My Mode instead of Auto
Mode each time you turn on the camera.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
While in Live View, press
, use
to highlight
, then press
twice.
Use
to scroll to the My Mode Saved Settings menu option, then press
.
The My Mode Saved Settings sub-menu displays. The options with check marks
will be saved in My Mode any time you turn off the camera.
To specify that a setting return to its default when you turn off the camera or to specify
that the camera start in My Mode each time you turn on the camera:
a. Use
to scroll to the setting.
b. Use
to either remove the check mark next to a setting or switch the Start in
My Mode setting to Yes.
Repeat Step 3 for each setting you want to change.
Press
to return to the My Mode Capture Menu.
To exit the My Mode Capture Menu, press
.
Using the Capture Menu
The Capture Menu allows you to adjust camera settings that affect the characteristics
of the images and video clips you capture.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in Live View, press
to display the Capture Menu.
Use
to highlight a menu option, then press
to display the menu option’s
sub-menu.
Use
to highlight a setting, then press
.
Press
to exit the Capture Menu.
For on-camera information about an option, use
.
sub-menu, then press
to highlight Help... in the option's
Shooting Modes—For selecting a shooting mode. For information about
shooting modes and another way to select them, see Using the shooting
modes on page 17.
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Self-Timer—For capturing images or recording video after a 10-second delay
(see Using the Self-Timer settings on page 23).
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●
●
Off (Default)—Disables Self-Timer.
On—For taking one delayed shot or video clip.
On - 2 Shots—For taking two delayed shots or one video clip.
Red-Eye Removal—For automatically removing red eyes when flash is set
to Auto or Flash On and the camera detects red eyes. For information about
red eyes, see Red eye on page 17.
On, Off (Default)
Exposure Compensation—Overrides the camera’s automatic exposure
setting. For more information, see Exposure Compensation on page 24.
●
●
To make the images you are about to capture brighter, press to increase
the value.
To make the images you are about to capture darker, press to decrease
the value.
Adaptive Lighting—Balances the relationship between light and dark areas.
For more information, see Adaptive Lighting on page 24.
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●
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Off (Default)—Processes the image as normal.
Low—Gently brightens dark regions.
High—Greatly brightens dark regions.
Bracketing—Creates a set of three images, each set to a different value.
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●
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Off (Default)—Processes the image as normal.
Adaptive Lighting—Images created with Adaptive Lighting set to Off,
Low, and High.
Exposure—Images created at value set for Exposure Compensation
and under- and over-exposed by the value you select using
.
Color—Images created in full color, black & white, and sepia.
During Instant Review (see Instant Review on page 12), you can delete the
entire bracketing sequence. To delete individual images, see Deleting
images on page 28.
Image Quality—Sets resolution and compression for images. The greater the
number, the higher the resolution. The fewer stars, the greater the
compression (see Image quality on page 56).
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●
●
●
●
●
8MP
—For enlarging or printing images greater than 41 x 51 cm
(16 x 20 in).
Normal (8MP
) (Default)—For printing images up to 41 x 51 cm (16
x 20 in).
5MP
—For printing images up to 28 x 36 cm (11 by 14 in).
2MP
—For printing images up to 13 x 18 cm (5 by 7 in).
VGA
—For sending images via e-mail or posting them to the Internet.
Custom...—For specifying a custom combination of resolution (8MP,
5MP, 2MP, VGA) and compression ( to
). Use
to move
between Resolution and Compression, and
to specify a setting.
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Video Quality—Sets resolution and compression for video clips. The fewer
stars, the greater the compression.
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●
●
Normal (VGA
) (Default)—For outdoor action video clips or
printing individual video frames up to 10.2 by 15.2 cm (4 by 6 in).
VGA
—For indoor video clips or printing individual video frames up
to 7.6 by 12.7 cm (3 by 5 in).
QVGA —For capturing longer video clips or e-mailing shorter clips.
Burst—For taking two or more shots quickly in succession (see Using the
Burst setting on page 24).
On, Off (Default)
White Balance—Balances color based on lighting conditions. For more
information, see White Balance on page 25.
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●
●
●
●
●
Auto (Default)—Corrects for scene illuminance. For general picture
taking.
Sun—For outdoor scenes in sunny or cloudy conditions.
Shade—For outdoor scenes in shade or at dusk.
Tungsten—For indoor scenes with incandescent or halogen lighting.
Fluorescent—For indoor scenes with fluorescent lighting.
Manual—For setting a custom White Balance based on your target
subject. To set the white balance, select Manual, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Auto Focus Area—Selects between a wide, multi-zone focus region and a
spot focus region. For more information, see Focusing on the subject
on page 12.
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●
Multi (Default)—Use this setting for general-purpose picture taking or to
focus on a subject not in the center of the scene. The camera searches
for focus in each of five zones.
Spot—Use this setting when the camera keeps focusing on something
other than your subject. The camera focuses on a small area in the center
of the scene.
AE Metering—Specifies which region of a scene the camera uses to calculate
the exposure.
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●
●
Average—Useful when you want the entire scene to be used when
calculating exposure.
Center-Weighted (Default)—Useful when the subject of the picture is in
the center of the scene. Exposure is based more on the subject than its
surroundings.
Spot—Useful in backlit scenes or when the subject is very dark or light
compared to the rest of the scene. For best results, use Focus Lock (see
Using Focus Lock on page 13) with Spot.
ISO Speed—Adjusts the camera’s sensitivity to light. For more information,
see ISO speed on page 25.
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●
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Auto (Default)—Camera selects the best ISO speed for scene.
ISO 100—For best quality.
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●
ISO 200—For lower light conditions.
ISO 400—For lower light conditions and/or action when short shutter
speeds are desired.
Saturation—Controls the saturation of colors in your pictures.
●
●
●
Low—Mutes colors to give a softer, more natural look to the subject.
Medium (Default)—Leaves colors normally saturated.
High—Emphasizes more vivid colors.
Sharpness—Controls how sharp the fine detail is in your images.
●
●
●
Low—For taking portrait pictures with softer, more natural edges.
Medium (Default)—For edges with normal sharpness.
High—For images with crisp edges.
Contrast—Controls amount of contrast between light and dark colors.
●
●
●
Low—Dark and light colors in the image are less distinct, and highlights
and shadows have more detail.
Medium (Default)—Images have normal contrast.
High—Dark and light colors in the image are more distinct, and highlights
and shadows have less detail.
Date & Time Imprint—Imprints date in lower left corner of image.
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●
●
Off (Default)—No date or time imprinted on the image.
Date Only—Date permanently imprinted.
Date & Time—Date and time permanently imprinted.
Note Some Capture Menu options are not available in certain shooting modes
or in combination with other Capture Menu options. In addition, some do not
apply when recording video clips.
Using the Self-Timer settings
The Self-Timer allows you to take an image or video clip 10 seconds after pressing
the Shutter or
Video button.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
While in Live View, press
to display the Capture Menu, use
to highlight
Self-Timer , press
, use
to select On (for one shot) or On - 2 Shots,
, then press
. For more details on selecting options in the Capture
press
Menu, see Using the Capture Menu on page 20.
Set the camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Frame the subject in the Image Display.
The next steps depend on whether you are taking one or two still pictures, or
recording a video clip.
a. For still pictures, press the Shutter button halfway down to lock focus and
exposure. When the focus brackets turn green, press the Shutter button all the
way down.
b. For video clips, press the
Video button, then release it.
The camera begins the 10-second countdown, then takes the still image or begins
recording the video clip. If you chose On - 2 Shots and are taking a still image, the
camera takes the second still image a few seconds after the first.
If you are recording a video clip, press the
Video button to stop recording.
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Tip If you want to include yourself in the picture, press the Shutter button all the
way down, then place the camera on a tripod or stable surface. The camera locks
focus and exposure just before the end of the countdown, allowing you time to
place yourself in the scene.
Note To add audio to images taken with the Self-Timer setting, see Recording
audio on page 30.
The Self-Timer setting resets to the default Off setting after the picture or video clip is
taken.
Using the Burst setting
Burst allows you to take two or more pictures as quickly as possible when you press and
hold the Shutter button all the way down.
1.
2.
While in Live View, press
to display the Capture Menu, use
to highlight
Burst, press
, use
to select On, press
, then press
. For
more details on selecting options in the Capture Menu, see Using the Capture
Menu on page 20.
Frame the subject, then press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the focus
and exposure. Then press the Shutter button all the way down and hold it. The
camera takes pictures as quickly as possible until you release the Shutter button or
the camera runs out of memory.
The Image Display remains off during the burst capture. After the burst images have
been taken, each image appears one at a time in Instant Review (see Instant Review
on page 12). You can delete the entire burst sequence in Instant Review. To delete
individual images, see Deleting images on page 28.
To add audio to images taken with the Burst setting, see Recording audio
on page 30.
The Burst setting remains in effect until it is changed again, or until it resets to the default
Off setting when you turn off the camera.
Exposure Compensation
You can use Exposure Compensation to override the camera's automatic exposure
setting. Exposure Compensation is useful in scenes that contain many light objects
(like a white object against a light background) or many dark objects (like a black object
against a dark background). Such scenes could turn out gray without the use of
Exposure Compensation. For a scene with many light objects, increase the Exposure
Compensation to a positive number. For a scene with many dark objects, decrease the
Exposure Compensation.
Tip To see the effect varying Exposure Compensation settings might have on
a scene, try the Exposure option in Bracketing (see Bracketing under Using
the Capture Menu on page 20).
Adaptive Lighting
This setting balances the relationship between bright and dark areas in a picture,
preserving gentle contrasts while reducing harsh contrasts. When used with a flash,
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Adaptive Lighting can brighten areas that a flash wouldn’t reach. Adaptive Lighting
is useful in situations like these:
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●
●
●
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 flash to reach, or is severely
backlit (for example, in front of a window)
You can use Adaptive Lighting with or without flash, but it is not recommended as a
replacement for flash. Unlike the 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 flash or a tripod.
Tip To see the effect the Adaptive Lighting settings might have on a scene,
use the Adaptive Lighting option in Bracketing (see Bracketing under Using
the Capture Menu on page 20).
White Balance
Different lighting conditions cast different colors. This setting allows the camera to
compensate for this, reproducing colors more accurately and ensuring that whites appear
white in the final image. You can also adjust the white balance to produce creative effects.
For example, the Sun setting produces a warmer look to the image.
ISO speed
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 capture 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, use a tripod.
Higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter speeds, and can be used when taking pictures
in dark areas without a flash, or when taking pictures of fast moving objects. Higher ISO
speeds produce pictures with more grain (or noise) and, therefore, can be of lower quality.
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Reviewing images and video
clips
You can review and manipulate images and video clips in Playback as described here.
For information about enhancing images, see Using the Playback Menu
on page 27 and Using the Design Gallery Menu on page 31.
Using Playback
1.
2.
Press
until
appears briefly in the upper right corner of the Image Display.
Use
to scroll through your images and video clips (video clips play automatically).
to pause the clip, then use
to scroll through
When viewing video clips, press
the individual frames.
To switch to Live View, press
.
3.
During Playback, the Image Display also indicates additional information about each
image or video clip.
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1
Memory card indicator.
2
Battery indicator (see Power indicators on page 51).
3
Image position in a panoramic sequence.
4
Number of electronic Photosmart Share destinations (see Using
HP Photosmart Express on page 38).
5
Number of images to print (see Transferring and printing images
on page 35).
6
0:15
7
1 of 30
●
●
●
Recorded length of this audio or video clip.
Attached audio clip indicator.
Video clip indicator.
Number of this image or video clip out of the total number of stored
images and video clips.
Saving frames from video clips
If you want to print a frame from a video clip, you can save an individual frame as a still
image.
1.
2.
3.
4.
During video playback, press
to pause the video.
Use
to scroll one frame at a time.
Press
to save the displayed frame.
Press
to resume playing the video clip.
Viewing thumbnails
1.
2.
3.
While in Playback, press
Thumbnails (same
on the Zoom lever) to view
as Zoom Out
thumbnails.
Use
and
to scroll through the thumbnails.
Press
to exit Thumbnails and view the
highlighted image on the Image Display.
Magnifying images
This feature is for viewing purposes only; it does not permanently alter the image.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in Playback, press (same as Zoom In
on the Zoom lever). The currently displayed
image is magnified 2x.
Use
and
to pan around the magnified
image.
Use and
to change the magnification.
Press
to return to Playback.
Using the Playback Menu
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in Playback, press
.
Use
to highlight an option.
Use
to select an image or video clip, press
instructions.
Press
to exit the Playback Menu.
, and follow the on-screen
Delete—See Deleting images on page 28.
Image Advice—Analyzes image for focus, exposure, and so forth.
Image Info—See Viewing image information on page 28.
View Slideshow—See Viewing slideshows on page 29.
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Stitch Panorama—See Stitching panoramas on page 29.
Record Audio—See Recording audio on page 30.
Move Images to Card—Moves images from internal memory to memory card.
Available only if there are images in internal memory and a memory card is
inserted.
To move images, select this option and follow the on-screen prompts.
Deleting images
To delete an image using the
1.
2.
3.
Delete option on the Playback Menu:
While in Playback, use
to scroll to the image you want to delete, then press
to display the Playback Menu.
Press
to highlight
Delete, then press
.
Use
to select an option, then press
.
– Cancel—Returns to Playback without deleting the displayed image.
– This Image—Deletes the image or video clip.
– Entire Panoramic Sequence—If the current image is part of a panoramic
sequence, deletes all images in the panoramic sequence.
– All Images (in Memory/on Card)—Deletes all stored images and video clips.
– Format (Memory/Card)—Deletes all stored files, then formats the internal
memory or memory card.
Tip To delete a displayed image while in Playback, press
.
then press
, select an option,
Viewing image information
The Image Info screen shows the settings used when capturing the currently displayed
image or video clip.
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1
Shutter speed and F-number (aperture).
2
ISO Speed.
(continued)
3
Non-default shooting mode (see Using the shooting modes on page 17),
Flash (see Setting the flash on page 16), and Focus setting (see Using the
focus range settings on page 14).
4
All non-default Capture Menu settings except Self-Timer and Burst.
5
Histogram displaying, left to right, the distribution of dark, mid-range, and light
pixels in the captured image.
6
Memory card indicator.
7
File name of the image.
8
File size of the image.
9
Date and time image was captured.
10
Image Quality setting at which the image was captured.
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The information in the two rows in the bottom, right corner of the image is the
same provided in Playback.
Viewing slideshows
Select View Slideshow to configure and run a slideshow of images and/or video clips
on the camera Image Display or on a TV (if the camera is docked in an optional
HP Photosmart premium dock or wireless dock base and connected to a TV).
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●
●
●
●
●
Cancel—Returns to the Playback Menu without viewing the slideshow.
Start Slideshow—Starts the slideshow.
Images—Plays the specified images: All (default), Stills Only, This Image, Videos
Only.
Interval—Sets the amount of time each image is shown: 2 secs, 5 secs
(default), 10 secs, 15 secs, 60 secs.
Loop—Specifies how often the slideshow repeats: Once (default), 2x, 3x,
Continuous.
Audio—Plays associated audio clips at the specified volume: Off, Low, High.
Stitching panoramas
When an image from a panoramic sequence is displayed and you select Stitch
Panorama, the camera displays a stitched view of the panoramic sequence.
Note Stitching on-camera could result in a smaller image than if you stitched
when uploading to a computer. To stitch a panorama at the resolution at which
you took the panoramic sequence, transfer the panoramic sequence of images
to your computer (see Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software
on page 35).
1.
2.
Scroll to one of the images in a panoramic sequence.
Use
to select Stitch Panorama, then press
to view a preview of the stitched
image.
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You can use to magnify the stitched panorama, and
image and examine the stitching.
Press
to save the stitched panoramic image; press
stitching.
to pan around the
to cancel panorama
When you stitch a panorama, individual images in the panoramic sequence are retained.
Recording audio
Record Audio allows you to record an audio clip and attach it to an existing image or
panoramic sequence.
1.
2.
Select Record Audio to immediately start recording.
To stop recording and attach the audio clip to the displayed image, press
.
Note You can attach audio clips to individual images in a panoramic sequence.
When you stitch the panoramic sequence (on-camera or on-computer), no audio
is attached to the stitched image. You can, however, add audio to a stitched
panorama as previously described.
If the currently displayed image already has an audio clip attached to it, the Record
Audio sub-menu displays instead when you select Record Audio.
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Keep Current Clip—Retains the current audio clip and returns to the Playback
Menu.
Record New Clip—Records a new audio clip, replacing the previous audio clip.
Delete Clip—Deletes the current audio clip and returns to the Playback Menu.
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Using the Design Gallery Menu
You can use the Design Gallery features to enhance your captured images.
1.
2.
3.
While in Playback, use
to scroll to an image, then press
.
Use
to highlight the
Design Gallery Menu tab.
Use
to highlight an option, then press
and follow the on-screen instructions.
Apply Artistic Effects—See Applying artistic effects on page 31.
Modify Color—See Modifying colors on page 32.
Add Borders—See Adding borders on page 32.
Remove Red Eyes—See Removing red eyes on page 33.
Rotate—Rotates the displayed image. Use
to rotate the image clockwise
to save the image
or counter-clockwise in 90-degree increments. Press
in the new orientation.
Crop—See Cropping images on page 33.
Applying artistic effects
Tip If you need to crop an image (see Cropping images on page 33), do so
before applying artistic effects or adding borders.
Apply Artistic Effects allows you to create a copy of a selected image and apply
creative effects to the copy. To apply artistic effects:
1.
2.
Use
to select
Apply Artistic Effects, then press
.
Use
to select an option and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery Menu without saving changes.
– Ink Dots—Simulates monocolor pointillism. You can select one ink color and
one paper color separately.
– Cartoon—Simulates a highly-graphical comic book image.
– Watercolor—Simulates a watercolor painting.
– Center Focus—Creates a feathered blur radiating from a sharp center to a
blurred edge.
– Posterize—Creates a high-contrast, flat-toned effect.
– Retro—Creates a two-color, high-contrast look from the 70s.
– Soft Glow—Creates a diffuse, bright ethereal glow.
– Vintage—Adds an aged, scratched look.
– Slimming—Compresses centered subjects for a slimmer look.
– Sky Color—Enhances sky with a feathered color that fades from the top down.
– Ground Color—Enhances landscapes with a feathered color that fades from
the bottom up.
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4.
– Kaleidoscope—Mirrors the image in four directions.
– Solarize—Creates a partial reversal of tones and emphasizes outlines.
Press
to select the artistic effect and display the creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the artistic effect.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the artistic effect and return to the Design
to exit without saving and return to the Apply Artistic
Gallery Menu. Press
Effects sub-menu.
Modifying colors
Modify Color allows you to apply color schemes to the displayed image. To modify
colors:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use
to select
Modify Color, then press
.
Use
to select a color scheme and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery Menu without saving changes.
– Black & White—Converts color images to black and white.
– Sepia—Converts image to a brownish tone to look old-fashioned.
– B&W Tints—Applies color tones on a black and white version of an image.
– Color Tints—Adds an extra color layer to create a mood or feeling.
Press
to select the color scheme and display the creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the color.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the specified color scheme and return
to exit without saving and return to the
to the Design Gallery Menu. Press
Modify Color sub-menu.
Adding borders
Tip If you need to crop an image (see Cropping images on page 33), do so
before adding borders or applying artistic effects.
Add Borders allows you to add a predefined border to the displayed image. To add
a border:
1.
2.
3.
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Use
to select
Add Borders, then press
.
Use
to select a border type and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery menu without saving changes.
– Soft Edge—Applies a soft, vignetted frame to the image.
– Inset Border—Image extends beyond the inset frame.
– Torn Edge—Creates random tears for an uneven border effect.
– Burn Edge—Applies a border with darkened areas that appear burned.
– Spatter—Creates an edge that appears to dissolve into the paper, like spray.
– Oval—Adds an oval matte border with beveled edges.
– Circle—Adds a circular matte border with beveled edges.
– Rectangle—Adds a rectangular matte border with sharp corners.
– Rounded Rectangle—Uses a rectangle with soft corners for the matte border.
– Square—Adds a square matte border with beveled edges.
Press
to select the border and display the creative sub-menu.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the border.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the specified border and return to the
to exit without saving and return to the Add
Design Gallery Menu. Press
Borders sub-menu.
Removing red eyes
When you select
Remove Red Eyes, the camera processes the current still image
to remove red eyes from the subjects.
Note To prevent red eyes in images, see Red-Eye under Setting the flash
on page 16.
The red-eye removal process takes a few seconds, after which the image displays with
green boxes around corrected areas, along with the Remove Red Eyes submenu:
●
●
●
Save Changes (Default)—Overwrites the original image and returns to the Design
Gallery Menu.
View Changes—Displays a magnified view of the image with green boxes around
the corrected areas.
Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery Menu without saving the red eye changes.
To undo redeye removal, select Undo Redeye Removal from the Design Gallery
Menu, then press
.
Note Undo Redeye Removal only appears on the Design Gallery Menu if you
are viewing an image on which you have already performed red-eye removal.
Remove Red Eyes is only available for still images taken with a flash.
Cropping images
Crop allows you to crop the displayed image to the selected orientation, then use
to ensure that the image content you want gets printed.
the Zoom lever and
Tip Make sure you crop images as needed before adding borders or applying
artistic effects.
1.
2.
Use
to select
Crop, then press
.
Use
to select a crop orientation and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery Menu without saving changes.
– Landscape (Default)—Horizontally crops the displayed image to a 3:2 aspect
ratio (one third wider than tall).
– Portrait—Vertically crops the displayed image to a 2:3 aspect ratio (one-third
taller than wide).
– Help—Provides extended help information for the Crop function.
Follow the on-screen instructions to use the Zoom lever and adjust what appears
in the cropped image.
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When you print, the normal aspect ratios get cropped on the top and bottom
(landscape) or on the sides (portrait). Cropping helps ensure that the content you
want gets printed.
Press
to save a copy of the cropped image and return to the Design Gallery
Menu. Press
to exit without saving and return to the Crop sub-menu.
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Transferring and printing images
You can transfer images and video clips with or without the HP Photosmart Software that
came with your camera. However, the HP Photosmart Software has several features for
transferring and managing your images and also guides you through the transfer
process.
Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software
If you have installed the HP Photosmart Software (see Install the software on page 9),
use this method to transfer images and video clips to your computer. Depending on the
HP Photosmart Software version you installed (see About the HP Photosmart
Software on page 9), you can also use this method to transfer, stitch, and print
panoramas.
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you have selected images for sharing or printing (see Selecting individual images
for printing on page 39), verify that the computer is connected to a printer and/
or the Internet.
Connect the dock and printer using the USB cable
that came with your camera.
Place the camera in the dock.
Turn on the camera and follow the instructions on
the computer screen to transfer the images. For
more information, see the Help feature in the
HP Photosmart Software.
Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software
If you do not install the HP Photosmart Software:
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●
●
You cannot use the Share features or Buy Prints Online on the camera's
Photosmart Express Menu (see Using HP Photosmart Express on page 38).
Panoramic sequences are not automatically stitched when you transfer the images
to your computer.
Images marked for printing do not automatically print when the camera is connected
to the computer.
However, you can still transfer images and video clips to your computer by:
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Connecting your camera directly to the computer (see Connecting to the computer
on page 36)
Using a memory card reader (see Using a memory card reader on page 36)
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Connecting to the computer
1.
2.
Turn off the camera, connect the dock to your computer and place the camera in
the dock.
– On Windows computers, the camera appears as a device in Explorer, allowing
you to copy images from the camera to the computer.
– On Macintosh computers, either Image Capture or iPhoto starts automatically,
allowing you to transfer images to the computer.
When you have finished transferring images, remove the camera from the dock. If
your computer is running Windows 2000 or XP and you get an Unsafe Removal
warning, disregard the warning.
If you encounter problems, set the camera’s USB Configuration to Disk Drive (see
USB Configuration under Using the Setup Menu on page 41) and reconnect to your
computer.
Note On Macintosh computers, if you set the camera to Disk Drive and neither
Image Capture nor iPhoto starts automatically, look on the desktop for a disk drive
icon with the label HP_R927 and copy the images manually. For more information
about how to copy files, visit Mac help.
Using a memory card reader
You can put your camera’s optional memory card into a (separately purchased) memory
card reader. Some computers and HP Photosmart printers have built-in memory card
slots which act as a memory card reader.
For Windows computers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert your camera’s memory card into the memory card reader (or into your
computer’s memory card slot).
Right-click My Computer on your desktop, then select Explore.
Expand the removable drive folder, expand the DCIM folder, then click on the folder
for your camera.
Select and copy all the images to a folder on your computer.
After verifying that the images were successfully transferred, return the memory card
to your camera.
For Macintosh computers:
1.
2.
Insert your camera’s memory card into the memory card reader (or into your
computer’s memory card slot).
Either the HP Photosmart Software, Image Capture, or iPhoto starts automatically
and guides you through the process of transferring images.
If no application starts automatically or if you want to copy the images manually, look on
the desktop for the disk drive icon for the memory card, then copy the images to your
local hard drive. For more information about how to copy files, visit Mac help.
Printing images from the camera
You can connect the camera using the dock to any PictBridge-certified
printer to print still images and frames saved from a video clip (see Saving
frames from video clips on page 27). For information about printing
panoramas directly to a printer, see Printing panoramas from the camera
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on page 37.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Check that the printer is turned on, there is paper in the printer, and there are no
printer error messages.
Verify that the camera's USB Configuration is set to Digital Camera (see USB
Configuration under Using the Setup Menu on page 41).
Connect the dock and printer using the USB cable
that came with your camera.
Place the camera in the dock and turn on the
camera.
When the camera is connected to the printer, the
Print Setup Menu displays on the camera.
– To change the set of images you want to print,
press
, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– To change other settings, use
on the
camera to select a menu option, then use
on the camera to change the setting.
Press
to begin printing.
Note If you connect the camera to a non-HP printer and encounter problems
with printing, contact your printer manufacturer. HP does not provide customer
support for non-HP printers.
Printing panoramas from the camera
You can print panoramas stitched on the camera (see Stitching panoramas
on page 29) directly to PictBridge-certified HP printers capable of printing panoramas on
10 x 30 cm (4 x 12 in) paper. You can also print portions of still images as panoramas.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Follow Steps 1 to 4 under Printing images from the camera on page 36, verifying
that you have panorama paper in the printer.
When the Print Setup Menu displays on the camera, use
to select an option in
and follow the on-camera instructions to select a set of
Images or press
images.
In the Print Setup Menu, highlight Print Size:, use
to select Panorama, then
.
press
In the Panorama Printing Menu, highlight an option.
– Print as Shown—Prints the area shown within the green box.
– Select Crop Area—Allows you to adjust the portion of the selected image to
print. To select the area, press
, use
,
, , and
to position the
green box over the area, then press
to return to the Panorama Printing
Menu.
– Skip This Image—Proceeds to the next image without printing the image
displayed.
– Cancel—Exits the Panorama Printing Menu, cancels all pending and inprogress print jobs, and returns to the Print Setup Menu.
When you are done printing, remove the camera from the dock.
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Using HP Photosmart Express
With HP Photosmart Express, you can select still images in your camera to print
automatically (see Selecting individual images for printing on page 39) or to purchase
online (see Buying prints online on page 40) the next time you connect the camera
to your computer or printer. You can also customize the Photosmart Express Menu to
include e-mail addresses, group distribution lists, online albums, or other online services
that you specify. To customize the Photosmart Express Menu:
1.
2.
Set up your custom destinations on your camera (see Setting up online destinations
in the camera on page 38).
Select images in your camera to send to online destinations (see Sending individual
images to online destinations on page 39 and Sending all images to a printer or
online destinations on page 40).
You must have the HP Photosmart Software, either HP Photosmart Premier (Windows)
or HP Photosmart Mac (Macintosh), on your computer to use some features in the
Photosmart Express Menu. For information about this software, see About the
HP Photosmart Software on page 9.
Note Available online services vary by country or region. Visit www.hp.com/go/
sharing.
Using the Photosmart Express Menu
To display the Photosmart Express Menu, press
to highlight a selection, then press
.
For on-camera information about an option, use
to highlight a topic, then press
.
. To select a menu option, use
to highlight
Help Menu, use
Print—Allows you to select images and specify number of copies to print. See
Selecting individual images for printing on page 39.
Buy Prints Online—Specifies images to request from an online printing
service. See Buying prints online on page 40.
Share All Images—Allows you to share all images on the camera to a
selected destination. See Sending all images to a printer or online
destinations on page 40.
Share Menu Setup—Adds share destinations. See Setting up online
destinations in the camera on page 38.
Setting up online destinations in the camera
You can specify up to 34 destinations of your choice (such as individual e-mail addresses
or group distribution lists) in the Photosmart Express Menu.
1.
2.
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Verify that your computer is connected to the Internet.
Turn on the camera, then press .
3.
4.
Highlight
Share Menu Setup..., then press
. Connect the camera to your computer via the
dock. Follow the instructions in the Share dialog box
to set up destinations in your camera.
Disconnect the camera from the computer, then
press
to verify that the new destinations are now
in the camera.
Sending individual images to online destinations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn on the camera, then press .
Use
to highlight the first destination.
Use
to select a still image that you want to send,
then press
to select it. A
appears over the
destination in the Photosmart Express Menu. To
again.
deselect the destination, press
Use
to highlight the next destination, then
. Repeat Step 3 to continue selecting
press
images to send.
To exit the Photosmart Express Menu, press
.
Connect the camera to your computer via the dock. The images are automatically
sent to their destinations.
Selecting individual images for printing
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turn on the camera, then press .
Use
to highlight
Print.
Use
to display an image you want to mark for
to display the Print subprinting, then press
menu.
Use
to specify the number of copies to print
. To deselect Print, select
(up to 99), then press
Print again, set the number of copies to 0, then
.
press
To select additional images to mark for printing,
to display an image, press
, and repeat
use
Step 4.
To exit the Photosmart Express Menu, press
.
Connect the camera to a PictBridge-certified printer via the dock. The images you
selected are automatically printed.
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Sending all images to a printer or online destinations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn on the camera, then press .
Use
to highlight
Share All Images..., then press
.
Use
to highlight the destination to which you want to send all the images, then
press
.
a. If you selected Print, the Print All Images sub-menu appears. Use
to
. To deselect Print, select
specify the number of copies to print, then press
Print again in the Share All Images sub-menu, set the number of copies to 0,
then press
.
b. If you selected any other destination, a
appears over that destination in the
.
Share All Images sub-menu. To deselect the destination, press
Repeat Step 3 to select additional destinations.
To exit the Photosmart Express Menu, press
.
Connect the camera to your computer via the dock. The images are automatically
sent to their respective destinations.
Note If you selected Print as a destination, you can also connect the camera
directly to a PictBridge-certified printer (see Printing images from the camera
on page 36).
Buying prints online
You can select images you want as prints and order them online.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Verify that your computer is connected to the Internet.
Turn on the camera, then press .
Use
to highlight
Buy Prints Online.
For each image you want to order as a print, use
to display the image, then
press
.A
appears over Buy Prints Online in the Photosmart Express
again.
Menu. To deselect the image, press
Turn off your camera, connect the camera to your computer via the dock, then turn
on your camera. Follow the instructions in the Buy Prints Online dialog box to
purchase prints.
Disconnect the camera from the computer.
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Using the Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to set preferences for the camera’s behavior.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in Live View or Playback, press
, then use
to highlight .
Use
to highlight a menu option, then press
to display the menu option’s
sub-menu.
Use
to highlight a setting, then press
.
To exit the Setup Menu, press
.
Settings you specify remain until you change them.
Display Brightness—Adjusts the brightness of the Image Display.
●
●
●
Low—For extending battery life.
Medium (Default)—For normal viewing conditions.
High—For very bright lighting conditions.
Sounds Volume—Adjusts the speaker volume for camera sounds (such as
button presses and shutter clicks) and recorded audio.
Off, Low (Default), High.
Focus Assist Light—Enables the focus assist light used in low-light
situations. You may want to turn off this feature when you do not want to
distract the subject of your picture.
Auto (Default), Off.
Display Timeout—Specifies the time after which the Image Display turns off
if you do not press a button.
Never, 15, 30, 45 (Default), 60 seconds.
Instant Review—Adjusts the time an image or video clip is displayed in
Instant Review.
Off, 1, 2 (Default), and 4 seconds.
Digital Zoom—Enables or disables digital zoom.
On (Default), Off.
Date & Time—Sets the date and time. See Set the date and time on page 8.
USB Configuration—Specifies how a computer recognizes the camera. See
Connecting to the computer on page 36.
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●
Digital Camera (Default)——Recognizes the camera as a digital camera
using PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol).
Disk Drive—Recognizes the camera as a disk drive using MSDC (Mass
Storage Device Class).
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TV Configuration—Sets the video signal format for displaying camera
images on a TV.
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●
NTSC—Used primarily in North America, parts of South America, Japan,
Korea, and Taiwan.
PAL—Used primarily in Europe, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and
parts of Asia.
(Language)—Sets the language. See Choose the language
on page 8.
Reset Settings—Resets camera to the factory default settings.
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●
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Cancel—Exits the menu without resetting any of the settings.
Yes—Resets all camera settings to their defaults (except Date & Time,
Language, TV Configuration, and USB Configuration).
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Troubleshooting
Use this section to find information on:
●
●
Resetting the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43)
Possible problems and solutions (see Problems and solutions on page 43)
Resetting the camera
If your camera does not respond when you press buttons, reset the camera.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the camera.
Remove the memory card and battery.
Press the straightened end of a paper clip into
the Reset switch (the small hole located by the
battery slot, as shown), hold the switch down for 3-6
seconds, then release.
Reinstall the battery and close the Battery/Memory
card door.
Verify that the camera works without an optional
memory card, then reinstall the card.
Resetting the camera returns all settings to their factory defaults. Any images or video
clips stored in memory are retained.
Problems and solutions
Use this information to find solutions to common issues you may have using your camera.
The camera does not turn on.
● Install a new or recharged battery, ensuring that the battery is inserted correctly (see
Install the battery on page 7) and that you are using a rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series cameras (L1812A/L1812B).
● Ensure that the HP AC power adapter is connected to the camera through the dock
and is plugged into a working electrical outlet. Ensure that the HP AC power adapter
is not damaged or defective.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43).
● Ensure that the memory card is the proper type (see Storage on page 55). If so,
remove the memory card and turn on the camera; if the camera turns on, format the
memory card (see Install and format an optional memory card on page 8). If the
camera still does not turn on, format the memory card using a memory card reader,
or replace the memory card.
The battery gauge goes up and down frequently.
See Power indicators on page 51.
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I have to recharge the Lithium Ion battery frequently.
● See Extending battery life on page 50.
● A battery that is new or has not been charged recently must be recharged to reach
full capacity.
● If you have not used the battery for two months or longer, recharge it.
The Lithium Ion battery will not charge.
● Try charging it again after it has drained awhile.
● Use only the approved HP AC power adapter.
● If charging the battery in the HP quick recharger or the spare battery charging bay
of an optional HP Photosmart dock does not work, replace the battery.
The camera does not turn on when I connect to AC power, then disconnect, then
reconnect.
● Insert a battery into the camera.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43).
● The AC power adapter could be malfunctioning. Try connecting to a different
compatible AC power adapter.
● Try plugging the AC power adapter into a different electrical outlet.
The camera does not respond when I press a button.
● Turn on the camera.
● Most of the camera buttons do not respond when the camera is connected to a
computer through the dock.
● Replace or recharge the battery.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43).
● Check to see if the memory card is defective. If so, replace the memory card.
● Format the internal memory and/or the memory card (see Install and format an
optional memory card on page 8).
The camera does not take a picture when I press the Shutter button.
● Press the Shutter button all the way down.
● The memory card or internal memory may be full. Transfer images from the camera
to your computer, then format the internal memory or the memory card (see Install
and format an optional memory card on page 8). Or replace the card with a new one.
● The camera may be processing. Wait a few seconds for the camera to finish
processing the last image before taking another picture.
The Image Display is not working.
● The Image Display may have timed out. Press any camera button to wake up the
camera.
● Replace or recharge the battery. If the Image Display does not turn on, remove the
battery and connect to AC power via the dock. If the Image Display still does not
turn on, reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43).
My image is blurry.
● Use Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock on page 13).
● Use a tripod to hold the camera steady, or improve lighting conditions.
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●
●
Set the camera to
Macro,
Auto Macro, Normal, or
Infinity focus and
try taking the picture again (see Using the focus range settings on page 14).
Set the flash to
Auto Flash or Flash On and set the shooting mode to
Action.
Check Image Advice for specific tips (see Image Advice under Using the Playback
Menu on page 27).
My image is too bright.
● Turn the flash off (see Setting the flash on page 16).
● Move back from the subject and use zoom.
● Adjust Exposure Compensation (see Exposure Compensation under Using the
Capture Menu on page 20).
● Use Bracketing for exposure (see Bracketing under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20).
● Check Image Advice for specific tips (see Image Advice under Using the Playback
Menu on page 27).
My image is too dark.
● Wait for natural lighting conditions to improve, use the flash (see Setting the flash
on page 16) or add indirect lighting.
● Adjust Exposure Compensation (see Exposure Compensation under Using the
Capture Menu on page 20).
● Use Bracketing for exposure (see Bracketing under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20).
● Use Adaptive Lighting (see Adaptive Lighting under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20).
● Use the Spot setting for AE Metering (see AE Metering under Using the Capture
Menu on page 20).
● Check Image Advice for specific tips (see Image Advice under Using the Playback
Menu on page 27).
My image is grainy.
● Use a lower ISO Speed setting (see ISO Speed under Using the Capture Menu
on page 20.
● Add indirect lighting, use the flash (see Setting the flash on page 16), or wait for
natural lighting conditions to improve.
● If the camera is warm, the effect will diminish as the camera cools. For best image
quality, avoid storing the camera in very hot locations.
● Use Image Advice (see Image Advice under Using the Playback Menu
on page 27).
Images are missing on my camera.
Remove the memory card and see if the images are stored in internal memory.
The Power light is on but the Image Display is off, or the camera seems stuck and
won’t operate.
● Press Live View/Playback
to reactivate the Image Display.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43 ).
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The camera responds sluggishly when trying to review images.
See Storage on page 55 and Memory capacity on page 56 for tips about memory
cards.
Video recording terminates abruptly. The video is saved successfully, but it is
shorter than expected.
● Choose a lower resolution/compression combination for the video (see Video
Quality under Using the Capture Menu on page 20).
● Replace your memory card with a faster card. Look for cards marked High
Performance, Pro, Ultra, or High Speed.
Video recording terminates abruptly and the video will not play back.
Reformat the card (see Install and format an optional memory card on page 8).
The camera gets warm (or even hot) to the touch.
This is normal. However, if anything seems out of the ordinary, turn off the camera,
remove it from the dock, and allow the camera to cool. Then examine the camera and
the battery for signs of possible damage.
For best image quality, turn off the camera when not using. Always store the camera in
a cool place.
My camera stalls when establishing a connection to the computer.
● Ensure that the USB cable is properly connected to the camera dock and computer.
● Try connecting the USB cable to another USB port on the computer.
● Turn the camera off, then on again. If that does not fix the problem, reset the camera
(see Resetting the camera on page 43).
● If the problem persists, contact HP Support (see Product support on page 48).
I cannot transfer images from the camera to my computer.
● Either install the HP Photosmart Software (see Install the software on page 9), or
see Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software on page 35.
● Set your camera to act as a Disk Drive (see Connecting to the computer
on page 36).
I get an error message when transferring images to my computer.
A power surge or electrostatic discharge may have affected the camera. Close the
HP Photosmart Transfer Software, remove the camera from the dock, and reset the
camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43). Then restart the image transfer process
(see Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software on page 35).
My camera shuts down unexpectedly, or displays a “Bad Data Access Error”
message on the Image Display.
● A power surge or electrostatic discharge may have affected the camera. Remove
the battery and reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 43). Then
reinstall the battery and turn on the camera.
● If that does not work, try replacing the battery.
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I am having a problem installing or using the HP Photosmart Software.
● Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements as listed on your
camera packaging.
● Refer to the HP Customer Care website: www.hp.com/support.
How can I get professional-quality prints if I don’t have a photo printer?
Use the Buy Prints Online feature on the Photosmart Express Menu (see Buying
prints online on page 40).
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Product support
Use this section to find support information for your digital camera, including links to
helpful websites and an overview of the support process.
Helpful websites
Camera tips, product
registration, newsletter
subscriptions, driver and
software updates,
purchase HP supplies and
accessories
www.hp.com
Customers with disabilities
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility (English
only)
HP Customer Care, driver
and software updates,
support information
www.hp.com/support
www.hp.com/photosmart (English only)
Getting assistance
To get the best from your HP product, consult the following standard HP support
offerings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Consult the product documentation.
– Review Troubleshooting on page 43 in this document.
– Review the electronic Help section within the software.
– Refer to the camera's Help screens.
Visit HP online support at www.hp.com/support, or contact the store where you
purchased this camera. HP online support is available to all HP customers.
HP online support is the fastest source of up-to-date product information and expert
assistance, including:
– Fast e-mail access to qualified online support specialists.
– Software and driver updates for your camera.
– Valuable product and troubleshooting information for technical issues.
– Proactive product updates, support alerts, and HP newsletters (available when
you register your camera).
HP support by phone. Support options and fees vary by product, country, and
language. For a list of support conditions and phone numbers, visit www.hp.com/
support.
Post-warranty period. After the limited warranty period, help is available online at
www.hp.com/support.
5.
6.
Extending or upgrading your warranty. If you would like to extend or upgrade your
camera's warranty, please contact the store where you bought the camera or check
the HP Care Pack offers at www.hp.com/support.
If you already purchased an HP Care Pack Service, please check the support
conditions on your contract.
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A
Managing batteries
Your camera uses a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery (L1812A/L1812B).
Top points about batteries
Always insert the battery in the camera correctly (see Install the battery on page 7). If the battery is
inserted improperly, the compartment door may close but the camera will not operate.
●
●
●
●
●
●
New rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are shipped partially charged. Fully charge them before
first use.
If you do not intend to use your camera for more than two months, leave the camera connected
to the HP AC adapter. The camera will top off the battery periodically to ensure that the camera
is always ready for use.
A rechargeable Lithium Ion battery can be left in the camera or optional dock or quick recharger
for any period of time without harm.
If a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery has not been used for more than two months, recharge
it before using it again. Fully recharge Lithium Ion batteries every six months to a year to prolong
their useful life.
The performance of Lithium Ion batteries degrades over time, especially if stored and used at
high temperatures. If battery life is unacceptably short, replace the battery.
The performance of Lithium Ion batteries will decrease as the temperature drops. To improve
battery performance, keep the camera or batteries stored in a warm inside pocket when in a
cold environment.
Extending battery life
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off after 45 seconds by default. Pressing any
button wakes up the camera. After five minutes of inactivity, the camera turns off.
To further extend battery life:
●
●
●
●
●
●
Set Display Brightness to Low (see Display Brightness under Using the Setup Menu
on page 41).
Change the Display Timeout value to a shorter interval (see Display Timeout under Using
the Setup Menu on page 41).
Set your camera to Auto Flash (see Auto Flash under Setting the flash on page 16).
Use optical zoom sparingly.
If you are turning on the camera only to view images, hold down
while turning on the
camera to start in Playback without extending the lens.
Connect the camera to the HP AC power adapter via the dock when you transfer or print.
Safety precautions for using batteries
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●
●
●
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●
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Do not place the battery in fire or heat the battery. Always store charged batteries in a cool
location.
Do not connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery to each other with any metal
object.
Do not carry or store the battery with metal objects. Do not drop the battery into a change-filled
pocket.
Do not pierce the battery or subject it to strong impacts or shocks.
Do not solder directly onto the battery.
Do not allow the battery to get wet.
Do not disassemble or modify the battery.
●
●
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.
Power indicators
The power indicators are most accurate after a few minutes of use. The following table explains the
meaning of these indicators.
Icon
Description
Battery has more than 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 30 to 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 10 to 30 percent energy remaining.
Battery level is low. Live View is disabled but you can still review images
in Playback and use the menus.
Battery is depleted. Camera will power down.
Blinking
Camera is operating on AC power.
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 If the camera is without a battery for a prolonged period, the clock may be reset and
you may be prompted to update it the next time you power on the camera.
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.
Number of Shots
Minimum
Maximum
Average
CIPA
110
200
165
200
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For Minimum, Maximum, and Average numbers, four pictures are taken per session with at least a
5 minute break between sessions. In addition:
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●
●
The minimum number of shots is obtained with extensive use of Live View (30 seconds per
picture), Playback (15 seconds per picture), and Flash On. Optical zoom (both directions) is
used on 75% of the shots.
The maximum number of shots is obtained with minimal use of Live View (10 seconds per
picture) and Playback (4 seconds per picture). Flash and optical zoom (both directions) are
used on 25% of the shots.
The average number of shots is obtained with Live View used for 15 seconds per picture and
Playback used for 8 seconds per picture. Flash and optical zoom (both directions) are used
on 50% of the shots.
The CIPA number is obtained using the standards established by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association.
Recharging the Lithium Ion battery
You can recharge the HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery when the camera is in the dock using
the AC adapter or with the optional quick recharger. You can also charge the battery in an optional
HP Photosmart dock that has a battery bay.
The following table shows the average recharge time for a fully discharged battery, based on
recharge location.
Charge location
Average
charge time
Signals
In camera connected to the
HP AC power adapter
through the dock
2–3 hours
Charging: Camera's battery charging light blinks
and the animated battery icon is displayed.
Charging complete: Camera's battery charging
light turns on solid and the battery gauge changes
to
In camera connected to the
HP AC power adapter
through an HP Photosmart
dock
2–3 hours
In battery bay of the HP
Photosmart 6221 Premium
Camera Dock
2–3 hours
In an HP Photosmart RSeries quick recharger
1 hour
on the Image Display.
Charging: Dock's camera battery charging light
blinks.
Charging complete: Dock's camera battery
charging light turns on solid.
Charging: Dock's battery bay light blinks.
Charging complete: Dock's battery bay light
turns on solid.
Charging: Quick recharger light is yellow.
Charging complete: Quick recharger light is
green.
Safety precautions for recharging batteries
You can recharge a Lithium Ion battery in the camera or purchase an optional dock with battery bay
or a quick recharger. These devices may be warm while charging a Lithium Ion battery. This is
normal. However, you should follow the safety precautions below.
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Do not charge any other battery than the HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery in the camera,
dock, or quick recharger.
Insert the Lithium Ion battery in the correct orientation.
Use the camera, dock, or 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, dock, or quick recharger.
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Do not operate the camera, dock, or quick recharger if the Lithium Ion battery appears
damaged.
Do not disassemble the camera, dock, or quick recharger.
Unplug the HP AC power adapter or 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, dock, or quick recharger, discontinue
use of the battery and replace it with a new one. Please recycle the old battery.
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Specifications
Resolution
Still pictures:
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8.2MP (3312 by 2496) total pixel count
8.1MP (3296 by 2480) effective pixel count
Video clips (VGA—640 by 480 total pixel count; QVGA—320 by 240 total
pixel count):
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VGA
VGA
QVGA
(Default)—24 frames/sec
—24 frames/sec
—24 frames/sec
Sensor
Diagonal 9.1 mm (1/1.8-type, 4:3 format) CCD
Color depth
42 bit (14 bits by 3 colors). 42 bit images are transformed into an
optimized 24 bit image and stored in the JPEG format. This
transformation results in no discernible change to color or detail in the
stored image, and allows the image to be read by computers.
Lens
Focal length:
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Wide—7.78 mm
Telephoto—22.06 mm
35 mm equivalent—35 mm to 105 mm
F-number:
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Wide—f/2.8 to f/7.8
Telephoto—f/5 to f/8.5
Viewfinder
None
Zoom
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Focus
Focus settings: Normal Focus (Default), Macro, Auto Macro, Infinity,
Manual Focus
3x optical zoom with 10 positions between wide and telephoto
8x digital zoom
Normal Focus (Default):
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Wide—500 mm (19.7 in) to infinity
Telephoto—600 mm (23.6 in) to infinity
Macro—Wide, 120 mm to 1 m (4.7 in to 39.4 in)
Auto Macro—Automatically shifts into Macro when the subject is too
close in Normal focus
Infinity—Focus is fixed at infinity
Manual—Focus is user-adjustable
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Shutter speed
1/2000 to 16 seconds
Built-in flash
Yes, 6-second typical recharge time (8-second maximum recharge time
at power-on)
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Flash working range
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Zoom Position Wide—Maximum with ISO Speed set to Auto ISO:
4.75 m (15.6 ft)
Zoom Position Telephoto—Maximum with ISO Speed set to Auto
ISO: 4.75 m (15.6 ft)
Uniformity—Corner intensity > 55% of Center intensity (Lux
Seconds)
Image Display
7.62 cm (3.0 in) color LTPS TFT LCD with backlight; 230,400 pixels (960
by 240) total pixel count
Storage
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32MB internal flash memory.
Slot for memory card.
This camera supports standard and high speed, HP-branded
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, 8MB to 2GB.
A large number of files (over 300) does affect the time it takes for
the camera to turn on.
The number of images or video clips that can be saved in memory
depends on the Image Quality and Video Quality settings (see
Memory capacity on page 56).
Compression format
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JPEG (EXIF) for still images
EXIF2.2 for still images with embedded audio
MPEG1 for video clips
Interfaces
Dock connector—Foxlink FPA25420–HP, which connects to either:
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HP Photosmart 6220 camera dock (in-box with camera)
HP Photosmart 6221 premium camera dock
Standards
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PTP
USB—MSDC and SIDC
JPEG
MPEG1
DPOF
EXIF
DCF
DPS
External body
dimensions
Measurements with camera off and lens retracted (width, depth, height):
Weight
170 grams (5.99 ounces) without battery
Power
Typical power usage: 2.1 Watts (with Image Display on). 7.6 Watts peak
power usage.
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96 mm (W) by 25.6 mm (D) by 62 mm (H)
3.78 in (W) by 1.00 in (D) by 2.44 in (H)
Power sources include:
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Temperature range
One rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras
HP AC power adapter (5 Vdc, 2000 mA, 10 W) with either the HP
Photosmart 6220 dock (included) or (optional) HP Photosmart
6221 or 6222 dock
Operational
0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F) at 15% to 85% relative humidity
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Appendix B
Storage
–30° to 65° C (–22° to 149° F) at 15% to 90% relative humidity
Memory capacity
Not all 32MB of internal memory is available for storing images, because some memory is used for
internal camera operations. The actual file sizes and number of still images that can be stored in
internal memory or on a memory card will vary depending on the content of each still image and the
length of any associated audio clip.
Image quality
The following table lists the approximate number and average size of still images that can be stored
in internal memory when the camera is set to different Image Quality settings (see Image
Quality under Using the Capture Menu on page 20).
7 images (3.56MB each)
8MP
Normal (8MP
) (Default)
10 images (2.5MB each)
5MP
22 images (1.21MB each)
2MP
42 images (631KB each)
VGA
145 images (184KB each)
Custom...
Number of images depends upon resolution and compression
selections
Note The values shown are for images without audio clips. Sixty seconds of audio adds
330KB to the file size.
Video quality
The following table lists the approximate number of seconds of video clips that can be stored in
internal memory when the camera is set to different Video Quality settings (see Video Quality
under Using the Capture Menu on page 20).
Normal (VGA
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(Default) 24 frames/sec
35 seconds
VGA
69 seconds
QVGA
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—24 frames/sec
—24 frames/sec
134 seconds
Index
A
Action mode 17
Adaptive Lighting 21, 24
adding borders 32
AE Metering 22
Aperture Priority mode 18
apply artistic effects 31
arrow buttons 5
artistic effects 31
assistance 48
audio clips 11, 30
Auto Focus Area 22
Auto Macro setting 15
Auto mode 17
B
battery
charge 7
conserving 50
door 6
install 7
shots per 51
top points about use 50
Beach mode 17
blinking lights on camera 5, 6
borders 32
Bracketing 21
Burst setting 22, 24
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camera
dimensions 55
parts 5, 6
reset 43
specifications 54
turn on/off 7
weight 55
Capture Menu 20
color depth 54
color of images 21, 23
colors 32
compression format 55
computer, connect to 35, 36
Contrast 23
D
Date & Time
8, 41
Date & Time Imprint 23
deleting images 5, 28
Design Gallery 31
digital zoom 16, 41
dimensions 55
direct print 36
Display Brightness 41
Display Timeout 41
dock 6
Document mode 18
E
e-mail images 38
exposure 14, 18, 19
Exposure Compensation
24
21,
F
F-number 54
flash
red-eye removal 16, 17, 21
working range 55
Flash button 5
focal length 54
focus
auto focus 12
Auto Focus Area 22
brackets 12
focus lock 13
Manual Focus 15
optimizing 13
settings 14, 54
Focus Assist light 41
Focus button 5
format memory card 8
G
getting assistance 48
H
HP Photosmart Express 38,
40
HP Photosmart Software 9, 10
I
Image Display 6
Image Info 28
HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera
Image Quality 21, 56
images
Contrast 23
Date & Time Imprint 23
deleting 28
Image Quality 21, 56
magnifying 27
number remaining 11
Panorama mode 18
per battery 51
sending 39, 40
Sharpness 23
shooting modes 17
transfer to computer 35
White Balance 22
Infinity focus 15
install memory card 8
install software 9
Instant Review 12, 19, 24, 41
interfaces 55
internal memory 11, 56
ISO Speed 22, 25
L
Landscape mode 17
Language 8, 42
LEDs 5, 6
lights on camera 5, 6
Lithium Ion battery 50, 52
Live View/Playback button 5
M
Macro focus 13, 15
Magnify control 5
magnifying images 27
Manual focus 15
Manual mode 18, 19
memory
capacity 56
card 11
card door 6
memory card 8, 55
Menu/OK button 5
menus
Capture 20
Design Gallery 31
Photosmart Express
Playback 27
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Setup 41
microphone 6
modifying colors 32
Move Images to Card 28
My Mode 18, 19, 20
N
Night Portrait mode 17
Night Scenery mode 17
Normal Focus 13, 15
number of
pictures remaining 11
still images 56
O
on/off 7
ON/OFF button 5
online
destinations 38
print buying 40
optical zoom 15
P
Panorama mode 17, 18, 29
parts of camera 5, 6
Photosmart Express Menu 38,
38, 39, 40
pictures 11, 23
Playback 26
Playback Menu 27
Portrait mode 17
power
indicators 51
light 5
ON/OFF button 5
usage 55
preview Panorama 29
print images 36, 38
prints, buy online 40
problems and solutions 43
product support 48
R
range, focus settings 14
record
audio clips 30
video clips 12
red-eye removal 17, 21
redeye removal 33
Region 8
remaining pictures count 11
removing red eyes 21, 33
reset camera 43
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Reset Settings 42
resolution 54
reviewing images 26
S
safety precautions for
batteries 50, 52
Saturation 23
Saved Settings, My Mode 20
selecting images for
destinations 39, 40
Self-Timer
light 6
setting 21, 23
sending individual images 39
set date and time 8
setting up destinations 38
settings reset 42
Setup Menu 41
Share button 5
share pictures 38
Sharpness 23
shooting mode 17
Shutter button 5, 12
Shutter Priority mode 18
shutter speed 18, 19, 54
slideshow 29
Snow mode 18
software install 9
solving problems 43
sounds of camera 41
Sounds Volume 41
space remaining in memory 11
specifications 54
Stitch Panorama 29
storage 55
Sunset mode 18
support process 48
T
Theatre mode 17
Thumbnails 27
Thumbnails control 5
Time & Date 8, 41
transfer images 35
troubleshooting 43
turn on/off power 7
TV Configuration 42
U
USB configuration 36, 41
V
Video button 5
video clips 12, 22, 56
Video Quality 22, 56
View Slideshow 29
viewing thumbnails 27
W
websites 48
weight 55
White Balance 22, 25
Z
zoom 15, 16, 54
Zoom lever 5
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