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Instruction Manual Digital camera VPC-J2
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Camera
VPC-J2EX
VPC-J2
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-J2EX and VPC-J2.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Printed on recycled paper
1AG6P1P1682-SX712/EX, U (0903CR-SY)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Printed in Japan
Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make
sure to read and understand the section “USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
SAFELY AND CORRECTLY” on pages 7 to 24. Keep this manual in a safe place
for later reference.
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Warning
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
FOR AMERICAN USERS
i This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
h Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
h Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
h Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
h Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
i Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Tested to Comply with FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Declaration of Conformity
Model number: VPC-J2
Trade Name: SANYO
Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY
Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311
Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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FOR CANADIAN USERS
i This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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OUTLINE OF OPERATION
To help you get started enjoying using your digital camera right away, given
below is an outline of the fundamental operation, from setup to shooting to
playback.
SETUP
1 Charge the battery pack (see pages 27 and
33).
2 Install the battery pack (see page 28).
3 Install the SD Memory Card*1 (see page 28).
4 Format the SD Memory Card (see page
151).
NOTE
i This camera uses an SD Memory Card instead
of photographic film to record images. Be sure
to install the SD Memory Card before operating
the camera. A 16MB SD Memory Card is supplied with this camera.
i Be sure to format the SD Memory Card with this
digital camera before using it. A card that is not
formatted using the digital camera may interfere
with the operation of your camera.
SHOOTING
1 Take photos in the BASIC operation mode.*2
h See “SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE” on
page 50.
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PLAYBACK
i See “View the image just captured (preview
display)” on page 40.
i See “PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES” on
page 73.
i See “PLAYING
BACK
SEQUENTIAL
SHOTS” on page 75.
i See “PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS” on
page 76.
* 1: About the SD Memory Card
This digital camera can use either an SD Memory Card or a Multi Media
Card for data storage. This manual is written with the premise that SD
Memory Cards are used. In this manual, SD Memory Card and Multi Media
Card are both referred to as “card”.
* 2: Shooting in the BASIC mode
In the BASIC mode, the Scene Select function—whereby simply by selecting one from a short list of shooting conditions, the suitable settings are
automatically completed—is available. Also, only the necessary shooting
settings are displayed, making it easy even for the novice photographer to
enjoy using this digital camera.
Symbols used in this manual
HINT Points that may prove useful when using the digital camera.
NOTE Points giving some extended instructions or special points to pay
attention to.
CAUTION Points that require special attention.
(see page xx) Refer to the page indicated for detailed information.
You may find the answers to questions or problems concerning camera operation in the sections “COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS” (page 173) and
“TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 184).
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CONTENTS
OUTLINE OF OPERATION ................................................................... 1
USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY .......... 7
CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES .................................... 25
QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES ....................................... 27
PREPARATION
PARTS NAMES ................................................................................... 31
RECHARGING THE BATTERY PACK ................................................ 33
TURNING THE POWERON/OFF ........................................................ 35
FUNDAMENTAL SHOOTING
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES ............................................................. 37
USING THE AUTOFOCUS .................................................................. 39
SETTING THE SHOOTING MODE ..................................................... 41
CAPTURING STILL IMAGES .............................................................. 42
SEQUENTIAL SHOTS ......................................................................... 43
VIDEO CLIPS ...................................................................................... 49
BASIC MODE PHOTOGRAPHY
SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE ...................................................... 50
SCENE SELECT FUNCTION .............................................................. 59
RESOLUTION SETTING ..................................................................... 61
SELF-TIMER ........................................................................................ 63
FOCUS RANGE SETTING (DISTANCE) ............................................. 65
FRAME RATE SETTING ..................................................................... 66
OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS ...................................................... 67
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BASIC MODE PLAYBACK
SETTING THE PLAYBACK MODE ......................................................72
PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES ..........................................................73
PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS ..............................................75
PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS ............................................................76
ABOUT THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN .....................................78
VOLUME ADJUSTMENT .....................................................................81
IMAGE PROTECT MODE (PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ERASURE) ......82
ERASING DATA ...................................................................................83
MAGNIFYING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE .........................................86
OPTION FUN MODE
ABOUT THE OPTION FUN MODE SCREEN ......................................87
RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK SOUNDS ...................................89
PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS IN
A SLIDESHOW ................................................................................93
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CONTENTS
EXPERT MODE PHOTOGRAPHY
ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS ...... 94
COMPRESSION RATE SETTING ..................................................... 101
FOCUS AREA SETTING ................................................................... 103
LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ............................................. 104
WHITE BALANCE SETTING ............................................................. 105
ISO SENSITIVITY SETTING ............................................................. 107
ZOOM SETTINGS ............................................................................. 108
EXPOSURE CORRECTION .............................................................. 110
ADDING A VOICE MEMO ................................................................. 111
FLICKER-REDUCTION SETTING (VIDEO CLIP SHOOTING
ONLY) ............................................................................................ 112
SHOOTING SETTING INFORMATION DISPLAY (SHOOTING
INFO SCREEN) ............................................................................. 113
EXPERT MODE PLAYBACK
ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS .... 115
SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK ................................................................. 117
CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) (STILL IMAGES ONLY) ........... 118
ROTATING AN IMAGE ...................................................................... 120
PRINT SETTINGS (DPOF SETTINGS) (STILL IMAGES ONLY) ...... 121
ADDING A VOICE MEMO (STILL IMAGES AND SEQUENTIAL
SHOTS ONLY) .............................................................................. 128
COPYING IMAGES (SEQUENTIAL SHOTS, VIDEO CLIPS ONLY) . 130
IMAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY (PLAYBACK INFO SCREEN) ..... 131
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OPTION SETTING MODE
ABOUT THE OPTION SETTING MODE SCREEN ............................133
DATE AND TIME SETTING ...............................................................135
OPERATION SOUNDS SETTING ......................................................139
GUIDANCE FUNCTIONS ...................................................................141
LANGUAGE ........................................................................................142
TV SYSTEM SETTING .......................................................................143
POWER SAVE SETTING ...................................................................144
ASSIGNING FILE NAMES .................................................................146
LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ..........................................................148
SETTING THE USB ............................................................................149
RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ............................................150
FORMATTING A CARD .....................................................................151
CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY ...............................153
CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE ..............155
OTHER FUNCTIONS
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER .....................................157
DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT) ...................................................162
CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................171
APPENDICES
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................173
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................184
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................192
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA
WARNING
k If the digital camera makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if
smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power and remove
the batteries.
i If the digital camera is used under these conditions, it
may cause a fire or electric shock. Immediately turn
off the digital camera, remove the battery pack, and
wait to make sure no more smoke comes from the digital camera. Then take it to the dealer for service. Do
not try to repair or open the digital camera yourself.
k Do not modify or open the cabinet
i High voltage circuits are inside, and there is a high
risk of fire or electric shock if they are touched. Any
internal check, setting, or repair should be performed
by the dealer.
k Do not use while driving
i Do not capture images, play back images, or watch
the LCD monitor while driving a vehicle. Doing so may
cause an accident.
i Be careful where you put down the digital camera
inside an automobile. During sudden stops or turns it
may fall behind the brake pedal and prevent braking.
k Be aware of your surroundings when using the
digital camera
i Pay close attention to your surroundings when using
the digital camera. Failure to do so may lead to an
accident or injury.
i When using the digital camera while walking, be very
careful of your surroundings and especially the traffic
to avoid accidents.
i Do not use the digital camera inside an airplane or
elsewhere where its use may be restricted.
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k Do not get the digital camera wet
i This digital camera is not water-resistant. Do not allow
it to get wet, as doing so may cause a fire or electric
shock.
i Do not use the digital camera in a bathroom.
i If the digital camera gets wet, immediately turn it off
and remove the battery pack. Then take it to a dealer
for repair. Using the digital camera after it has been
become wet may cause a fire, electric shock, or other
accident.
k Do not use during a storm
i To avoid the risk of being struck by lightning, do not
use the digital camera during a thunderstorm. In particular, if used in an open field, you have an increased
chance of being struck by lightning. Quickly seek refuge in a place that will protect you from lightning.
k Do not place on an unstable surface
i The digital camera may fall, resulting in damage to the
digital camera or injury.
i If the digital camera has fallen and its body is damaged, turn it off, remove the battery pack, and take it
to the dealer for repair. Using the digital camera after
its body has been damaged may cause a fire or electric shock.
k Do not look through the digital camera into the
sun
i Do not look through the digital camera at the sun or
any other strong source of light. Doing so may seriously injure your eyes.
k Do not use the flash close to a person’s face
i To prevent possible eye injury, do not use the flash
near a person’s face (especially young children or
babies). If the flash is used close to a person’s opened
eyes, there is a risk that it may damage that person’s
eyesight.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
(CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA)
WARNING
k Do not use where there is risk of explosion
i Do not use the digital camera in a location where there is
explosive gas, or any other flammable material in the air.
Doing so may cause a fire or an explosion.
k Keep the digital camera out of the reach of children
i The following may happen if children play with the digital
camera:
h They may wrap the strap around their neck and suffocate.
h They may swallow the battery pack or other small
parts. In such a case, consult a physician immediately.
h They may damage their eyesight if the flash goes off
too close to their eyes.
h They may get hurt by the digital camera.
CAUTION
k Cautions when carrying the digital camera
i Do not walk around holding the digital camera by the
handstrap. It may hit other objects and get damaged.
When walking around, hold the digital camera in your
hand or place it in a pocket.
i Be careful not to drop the digital camera or subject it to
strong shocks.
i Make sure direct sunlight does not hit the digital camera
lens, as that may damage the internal parts. When not
using the digital camera, be sure to always turn it off and
close the lens cover.
k If the digital camera is not going to be used for a long
period of time
i For safety’s sake, remove the battery pack from the camera. This will prevent any possible excess heat or leakage of battery fluid that may result in injuries or damage
to nearby objects. (Note that when the battery pack is
removed for a long period, the time and date settings will
be cleared.)
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k Cautions during use and storage
i This digital camera is a precision instrument. When using or storing the
digital camera, make sure to avoid the following locations to avoid damage.
h Places in direct sunlight
h Places where humidity and temperature are high
h Places that may get wet
h Places close to an air conditioner or heater
h Inside a car
h Places where there is dust and dirt
h Places where there is a fire burning
h Places where volatile products are stored
h Places subject to vibration
Operating environment
i Temperature
0 to 40°C (operation)
–20 to 60°C (storage)
i Humidity
30 to 90% (operation, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
Concerning the supplied battery pack charger
(Model VAR-L10)
DANGER
k Risk of electric shock. Use only in a dry location.
k Do not recharge battery packs that are not Lithium-ion battery packs
(Model DB-L10)
i Do not use the supplied battery pack charger to
recharge a battery pack other than the supplied Lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L10). Recharging a dry-cell
battery or other type of rechargeable battery may
cause excess heat, combustion, or leakage, and
cause a fire, injuries, burns, or damage to nearby
objects.
k Use a 100 to 240 V AC power supply
i If used with a power supply other than the one specified, it may cause a fire or electric shock.
k Do not disassemble or modify the battery pack
charger
i It is dangerous to touch the inside of the battery pack
charger. Doing so may cause a fire or electric shock.
i Do not use the battery pack charger as a direct current generator.
k Do not get the battery pack charger wet
i Make sure the battery pack charger does not get wet,
as doing so may cause a fire or electric shock.
i Do not use the battery pack charger in a bathroom.
i If the battery pack charger gets wet, immediately
unplug it from the power outlet and remove the battery
pack. Then contact the place of purchase. If used
while wet, it may cause a fire, electric shock, or an
accident.
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k Cautions when plugging in the battery pack charger
i Securely plug the power cord all the way into the
power outlet when using the battery pack charger. If
the battery pack charger is used with the power cord
not fully plugged in, heat may be generated and cause
a fire.
i If the power cord is damaged, or cannot be correctly
plugged into the power outlet, do not use the battery
pack charger. Using the battery pack charger in this
condition may cause a fire or electric shock.
i Do not allow dust, etc., to build up on the power cord
or power outlet. A build-up of dust may cause a short
circuit or generate heat and cause a fire.
i When unplugging the power cord, be sure to hold the
power plug and slowly pull it out of the power outlet.
Pulling the cord portion may damage the power cord
and cause a fire or electric shock.
k Do not pull on the power cord to unplug it
i Do not leave the power cord plugged into the power
outlet while the other end is not plugged into the battery pack charger. The loose end can cause electrocution if touched with wet hands or if handled by
children.
i Use only the power cord supplied with the battery
pack charger. If a different power cord is used, it may
be rated for a different current load, and that may
cause a fire.
i The supplied power cord is for exclusive use with the
supplied battery pack charger. Do not use it with other
devices, as doing so may cause a fire or electric
shock.
i Do not use a bundled power cord, as the heat generated may cause a fire.
i When using an extension cord, make sure that the
total wattage of the connected devices does not
exceed the rated value of the extension cord. If the
power load exceeds the rated value, it may cause a
fire.
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Concerning the supplied battery pack charger
(Model VAR-L10) (continued)
DANGER
k Keep the battery pack charger out of the reach of
children
i Children may place the battery pack or other small
components in their mouth or perform some other
such unforeseeable action. If swallowed, consult a
physician immediately.
k If smoke or a strange odor is emitted, or if strange noises are heard,
immediately unplug the power cord from the power outlet
i If the battery pack charger is used under these conditions, it make cause a fire or electric shock.
i If strange conditions such as these occur, immediately
unplug the battery pack charger, remove the battery
pack, and wait to make sure no more smoke is emitted. Then contact the place of purchase. Do not try to
repair or open the battery pack charger yourself.
k Do not handle with wet hands
i Handling the battery pack charger with wet hands may
cause an electric shock.
k Do not use during a storm
i Do not touch the battery pack charger or power cord
while it is plugged into a power outlet during a thunderstorm. Doing so may cause an electric shock.
k Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when finished
i If the battery pack charger is left plugged into the
power outlet for a long period of time, there is a risk of
fire.
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CAUTION
k Do not damage the power cord
i Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Do not
place the power cord near a heat source. Do not
excessively bend the power cord, modify it, or secure
it with staples. Doing so may damage the power cord
and cause a fire or electric shock.
i If the power cord is damaged, or if it does not plug
properly into the battery pack charger or wall outlet,
contact the place of purchase.
k Do not place on an unstable surface
i The battery pack charger may fall, causing injury or
damage.
i If the battery pack charger falls and the charger body
is damaged, remove the battery pack and contact the
place of purchase. If used while damaged, it may
cause a fire, electric shock, or other damages.
k Operating and storage conditions
i Do not use close to a heat source (close to a stove or
heater) or leave it exposed to direct sunlight.
Operating environment
i Temperature
0 to 40°C (charging)
–20 to 60°C (storage)
i Humidity
10 to 85% (charging and storage)
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Concerning the Lithium-ion battery pack
(Model DB-L10)
DANGER
This camera uses a Lithium-ion battery pack
(Model DB-L10).
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Batterij niet
weggooien, maar
inleveren als KCA.
k If there is leaking, discoloration, change of shape, rise in temperature, damaged exterior, strange odor or any other abnormal condition, immediately discontinue use and remove the battery pack from
the camera, taking care to keep it well away from fire.
i Continued use of the battery pack under any of these
conditions may result in fire, injury, explosion or other
serious damage.
i If battery fluid is leaking, placing the battery pack in
close proximity to a fire or other heat source may
ignite the battery fluid and result in fire, damage, eruption of battery fluid, or smoke fumes.
k Do not transform, take apart, or modify.
i Safety mechanisms and protective devices have been
in incorporation in the battery pack for the purpose of
preventing danger. Any modification, by transforming,
disassembling, or directly soldering to it, etc., will defeat
these safety devices and possibly cause the battery
pack to catch fire, explode, or leak or spew battery fluid.
k Do not connect the (+) and (–) terminals with a wire or other metal
implement. Do not carry loose or keep with necklaces, hairpins, etc.
i Doing so may result in a short circuit, high voltage
flow, fire, explosion, leaking or spewing battery fluid,
or heat generation. Metal such as a wire or necklace,
etc. may cause heat to be generated.
k Do not throw the battery pack in the fire or subject
it to heat
i Doing so may cause the insulation to melt, damage
the gas discharge valve and safety mechanisms, or
ignite the battery fluid, resulting in fire or explosion.
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k Do not drop, hit, or submit the battery pack to strong shocks
i If the safety mechanisms and protective devices are
broken, an abnormal chemical reaction may occur
inside the battery pack, or cause the battery pack to
catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
k Do not allow the battery pack to come into contact
with fresh or salt water, or allow the terminals to become wet.
i If the safety mechanisms and protective devices are
damaged by corrosion, an abnormal chemical reaction may occur inside the battery pack, or cause the
battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
k Cautions regarding the correct environment for using and storing the
battery pack
i Temperature when using or recharging: 0 to 40°C
Do not use, recharge, store or leave the battery pack near fire or inside
a car exposed to the hot sun, etc. (locations in which the temperature
reaches 60°C or higher).
At high temperatures, the safety mechanisms and protective devices
inside the battery pack may be damaged by corrosion, causing an
abnormal chemical reaction to occur, or cause the battery pack to
catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat. If the
safety mechanisms and protective devices are damaged, the battery
pack will become unusable.
An environment with extremely high or low temperatures will cause the
battery capacity to deteriorate and shorten the usable time, and may
even shorten the battery life.
Avoid storing the battery pack with it near full charge. It is recommended to store the battery pack when it is near fully discharged.
If the battery pack is completely discharged, it may become unable to
be recharged again. To avoid this, charge the battery pack for at least
five minutes every six months.
i Storage temperature: –10°C to 30°C
When not using the battery pack, remove it from the camera and store
at –0°C to 30°C in a place with no condensation.
i Humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation)
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Concerning the Lithium-ion battery pack
(Model DB-L10) (continued)
DANGER
k B Use only the supplied battery pack charger (Model VAR-L10)
i If another charger is used, the battery pack may be
overcharged, or recharged with an abnormal voltage,
causing an abnormal chemical reaction to occur, or
cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or
spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
k Use the battery pack only in the specified device
i If the battery pack is used in a device other than that
specified, it may cause an abnormal voltage flow, or
cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or
spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
k Do not peel or damage the outer case
i Damaging the outer case, inserting nails, hitting with a
hammer, stepping on the battery pack, etc. may cause
a short circuit inside the battery pack or cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery
fluid, or generate heat.
k If the battery pack is leaking and the electrolyte
gets on your skin or clothing, immediately rinse with clean water.
i If the electrolyte gets into your eyes, you risk losing
your eyesight. Immediately rinse your eyes with clean,
running water, and seek medical attention right away.
Any electrolyte that comes into contact with your skin
or clothing may harm your skin. Immediately rinse the
area with clean, running water.
k Insert the battery pack correctly, as specified
i When installing the battery pack in the charger or
camera, pay attention to the indicated polarity ((+) and
(–)), and insert it correctly.
i If the battery pack is installed with the wrong orientation, it may cause an abnormal chemical reaction
while in the charger, an abnormal voltage flow when it
is used, or cause the battery pack to catch fire,
explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
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WARNING
k Always stop the recharging after the prescribed recharge time, even
if the battery pack is not fully charged.
i If you continue to recharge the battery pack, it may
cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or
spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
k Keep out of the reach of children.
i They may handle the battery pack in an unforeseeable manner that results in damage.
CAUTION
k Charge the battery pack before using it
i Always recharge the battery pack before using it for
the first time, or when using it after it has been kept in
storage for a long time. During recharging, the battery
pack may be warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
k Note concerning the battery pack after use
i The battery pack may be warm immediately after the
digital camera is used. If removing the battery pack,
turn off the digital camera and allow the battery pack
to cool down before removing it.
k Recycling the battery pack
i To conserve the environment and for efficient use of
natural resources, please discharge the used battery
pack, cover the (+) and (–) terminals with tape and
recycle the insulated battery pack.
i If disposing of the battery pack as unburnable trash,
please follow all applicable regulations of your area.
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Concerning the accessories
CAUTION
k Cautions concerning the use of the AC adapter
i Use only the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G6EX for the VPCJ2EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-J2EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U
for the VPC-J2) with your digital camera. Do not use an AC adapter other
than the one indicted here, designed for specific use with your digital camera.
i If an AC adapter other than the specified one is used, it may damage the
digital camera and cause a fire or electric shock.
i Normally when using an AC adapter, remove the battery pack. Otherwise
the battery pack may cause excess heat, leakage, injury or damage to
nearby objects.
i For complete information on how to use the AC adapter, refer to the
instructions accompanying it.
k Cautions concerning the card
i Immediately after use, the card will be very hot. Before removing the card,
turn off the digital camera and wait for the temperature to cool down.
i Keep out of the reach of children. Young children may put the media in
their mouth and choke or cause some other unexpected injury or accident.
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FOR CORRECT USE OF YOUR CAMERA
k Cautions before capturing important images
i Before capturing important images, make sure that the digital camera
is operating properly and in condition to capture the image properly.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses that result
from images that could not be recorded, are erased, destroyed, or
damaged in any way due to a problem with the digital camera, any of
its accessories, or its software.
k Caution concerning copyrights
i The images you capture with your digital camera are for your own private use; any other use may violate the rights of copyrights owners.
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
k Cautions when cleaning the digital camera
Cleaning procedure
1 Turn off the digital camera and remove the battery pack.
2 Remove the dirt with a soft cloth.
3 If the digital camera is extremely dirty, wipe with a soft cloth moistened with a mild detergent diluted with water and wrung dry.
Caution
i Do not use benzene or thinner products to clean the digital camera. Doing
so may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling. When using a
chemically treated cloth, carefully read its instructions and warnings.
i Do not spray insecticides or volatile sprays on the digital camera. Do not
let rubber or vinyl objects contact the digital camera for a long period. They
may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling.
k Caution concerning the battery pack
i Periodically clean with a dry cloth the terminals (contacts) of the batteries.
Do not touch the battery terminals with your bare hands. Doing so will
allow contaminants from your hands to adhere to the terminals and oxidize, increasing the contact resistance. If the contact resistance increases,
the usable life of the batteries will diminish.
k Caution when cleaning the lens
i If the lens gets dirty, use a commercially available air blower or a cleaning
cloth for photographic equipment to clean it.
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FOR CORRECT USE OF YOUR CAMERA (continued)
CAUTION
k When not using the digital camera for a long period
i Remove the battery pack. However, when the battery pack is removed for
a long time, the digital camera functions may begin to not work properly.
Periodically reinstall the battery pack and check the digital camera functions.
i If the battery pack is left in the digital camera, a small amount of power is
still used even if the digital camera is turned off. If the battery pack is left in
the digital camera for a long period, it may become completely discharged
and lose its ability to be recharged again.
k Cautions concerning condensation
i Using the digital camera with condensation inside it may damage the digital camera.
If condensation seems likely to form
i Place the digital camera in a plastic bag and seal it, and then wait until the
digital camera has reached the ambient temperature.
Be careful of condensation under the following conditions
i When moving the digital camera suddenly from a cold place to a warm
place.
i When the ambient temperature changes drastically, such as when a heater
is turned on to quickly heat the room.
i When the digital camera is placed in the path of cool air from an air conditioner.
i When the digital camera is placed in a location of high humidity.
k Caution concerning undesired interference
i The digital camera may create undesired interference if used close to a
television or radio. To avoid this type of interference, make sure the cores
on the supplied AV cable and USB interface cable are not removed.
Core
Dedicated AV cable
Core
Dedicated USB interface cable
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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
k Caution concerning magnetism
i Do not place credit cards, bank cards, floppy disks, or other items that may
be damaged by magnetic fields near the speaker. Data may be lost or the
magnetic strips on cards may be damaged.
Speaker
k Cautions concerning data storage
i It is recommended that any important data be copied onto a separate
media (such as a hard disk, MO disk, or CD-R disk).
i Stored data may be lost (or corrupted) in cases such as those listed below.
Sanyo Electric will not be held responsible for any damage or lost profits
arising from the loss of data.
h If the card is used incorrectly.
h If the card is not inserted correctly into the digital camera.
h If the card is subjected to electrical or mechanical shocks or other
forces.
h If the card is removed from the digital camera or if the digital camera is
turned off during reading or writing operations.
h If the card has reached the end of its usable life.
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FOR CORRECT USE OF YOUR CAMERA (continued)
CAUTION
k Cautions when handling the cards
i The cards are precision devices. Do not bend, drop, or subject them to
strong forces or shocks.
i Avoid using or storing the cards in places with extremely high or low temperatures, subject to direct sunlight, in a completely closed vehicle, near
air conditioners or heaters, or in humid or dusty locations.
i Avoid using or storing the cards in locations where strong static electrical
charges or electrical noise can be easily generated.
i Do not allow the edges of the cards to become contaminated with foreign
materials. Gently wipe away any contamination with a soft, dry cloth.
i Do not carry the cards in trouser pockets, as the cards may become damaged when you sit down or make other movements that may apply forces.
i Before using a new card or a card that was used in other equipment, be
sure to format it using the digital camera (see “FORMATTING A CARD” on
page 151).
i When buying commercially available products, carefully read the instructions and warnings that come with the card.
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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
i Handstrap
i Software: 1 CD-ROM
i Lithium-ion battery pack (battery pack): 1
i Lithium-ion
battery
pack
charger and power cord
i Dedicated AV cable: 1
i Dedicated
cable: 1
i SD Memory Card (16MB): 1
i Soft case
Lock switch
Lock
Contact end
Unlock
h Recording (images and
sounds) and erasing
are inhibited (accidental erase protect function) when the tab is set
to the LOCK position.
h The card is normally
used with the tab set to
the unlocked position.
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USB
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ATTACHING THE HANDSTRAP
SOFT CASE
When not using the digital camera, keep it in the soft case for protection.
Media cards that can be used with this digital camera
The types of card that can be inserted into and used with this digital camera
are:
i SD Memory Card
i Multi Media Card
What “card” means in this manual
i In this manual, SD Memory Cards and Multi Media Cards that can be used
in this digital camera are referred to as “card”.
i The cards in the illustrations in this manual are SD Memory Cards, but all
installation, removal, and formatting procedures are the same for both SD
Memory Cards and Multi Media Cards.
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QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES
Recharging the battery pack
Before using the supplied battery pack in the camera, insert it into the
charger.
1
2
3
4
Charge the battery pack.
h Insert it in the direction indicated by
the [n] mark on the battery pack.
Connect the supplied power cord to
the battery pack charger.
h Insert the connector straight and
securely.
Plug the power plug into a power
outlet (AC 100V to 240V).
h Recharging begins.
h During recharge, the CHARGE indicator is lit red.
Battery pack
n mark
To power
outlet
CHARGE indicator
When the CHARGE indicator lights
green, unplug the power cord from
the power outlet, and remove the battery pack from the charger.
HINT
i Please read the safety precautions regarding the battery pack (DB-L10)
(see page 15) and the supplied battery pack charger (VAR-L10) (see page
11).
i The recharge time is approx. 120 minutes.
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Install the battery pack and card
The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (see page 151).
Make sure that the battery pack polarity ((+) and (–)) and the card orientation
are correct.
5
Insert the battery pack.
1
2
Contact end
Push back
Open battery compartment cover on the
camera bottom.
3
Insert the battery pack.
To remove the battery pack...
1 Open
3 Pull out
2 Push
back
Close the battery compartment cover.
6
Insert the card.
h Take special care to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Attempting to insert the card incorrectly may result in damage.
1
2
Contact end
Open battery compartment cover on the
camera bottom.
3
Insert all the way until it clicks.
To remove the card...
1 Open
3 Pull out
2 Push in
Close the battery compartment cover.
Do not attempt to forcibly remove
the card.
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QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES
Capture an image (details on pages 41, 42)
Now that preparation is completed, your digital camera is ready to capture
images. Shown here is how to capture a still image.
7
8
Set the selector dial to [
].
h The power turns on, and the lens
cover opens.
h When the accessing indicator lights
green, the camera is ready to capture an image.
Selector dial
MODE button
Press the MODE button.
h Press it until the [
] mode indicator is lit.
Accessing
indicator
MODE indicator
Still image
mode
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Sequential
shots mode
Video clip
mode
Point the camera lens at the subject.
h Compose the picture by viewing
the LCD monitor.
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10 Press the shutter release button halfway (focus-lock).
h The autofocus locks on the subject,
and the image in the LCD monitor
appears clearly.
(Press halfway)
11 Continue to gently press the shutter
release button all the way.
h The image is captured.
(Press fully)
View the image (details on pages 72, 73)
Now let’s take a look at the image you captured.
Selector dial
12 Set the selector dial to [
].
h The image you captured appears in
the LCD monitor.
h Press [] or [] on the arrow button
to display the images stored before
or after the current image.
13 When you are finished, set the selector dial to [
camera.
] to turn off the digital
LCD monitor
Arrow button
HINT
i For still images, you can view the captured image on the LCD monitor by
keeping the shutter release button depressed when you capture the image.
i When the accessing indicator is flashing red or lit orange, the next image
cannot be captured. When the accessing indicator lights green again, it is
possible to capture the next image (see page 39).
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PREPARATION
PARTS NAMES
Front
12
9
8
1 Selector dial
: Direct print mode
: Shooting mode
(LCD monitor off)
: Shooting mode
(LCD monitor on)
: Power off
: Playback mode
: Option mode
: USB connection mode
2 Shutter release button
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3
7 6
5
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Microphone
Flash
Battery compartment cover
Lens
Tripod stand hole
Viewfinder
Illumination light
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Rear
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
D C BA 0 9
1 Mode indicator
: Still image mode
: Sequential shots mode
: Video clip mode
2 Accessing indicator
(red/green/orange)
Red flashing:
hWhen charging the flash; when
no card, an unformatted card,
or a locked card is installed
(indicates that image or sound
cannot be recorded); or when
recording using the self-timer
(page 63)
Red steady:
hWhen the card is full (indicates
that image or sound cannot be
recorded), when recording
using the self-timer, or when
the battery power is consumed
Green flashing:
hWhen using the exposure correction or digital zoom functions
(indicates that image and
sound can be recorded), or
when the power save function
is activated
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
A
B
C
D
Green steady:
hWhen images and sound can
be recorded, when connected
to a PC or printer, when printing, or when set to the PC camera mode
Orange steady:
hWhen recording images or
sound
Viewfinder
Zoom switch
Speaker
Handstrap holder
DC IN (external DC power
input) terminal
hFor connecting a separately
sold AC adapter (model VARG6EX for the VPC-J2EX, model
VAR-G6E for the VPC-J2EX
[for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U
for the VPC-J2)
DIGITAL/AV terminal
hUsed as both the USB connector and AV output terminal.
Arrow button
SET button
Flash button
MENU button
MODE button
LCD monitor
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RECHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
Be sure to fully charge the supplied or separately sold battery pack before
using it in your camera. For charging the battery pack, use the supplied
charger.
Charge the battery pack if it is being used for the first time, and recharge it
whenever the remaining charge is low (see “CHECKING THE REMAINING
BATTERY PACK CHARGE” on page 155).
i During recharging, the charger and battery pack will be warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
If there is interference to your TV or radio during recharging...
i Move the battery pack and charger further away from the TV or radio.
Ambient temperature during recharging
i It is recommended that the ambient temperature during recharging be
between about 10°C and 35°C. Due to the characteristics of the battery
pack, at temperatures below 10°C, it may not be possible to sufficiently
recharge it.
Recharge a battery pack in the following cases
i A battery pack which has not been used for a long time
i Newly purchased battery pack
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About the CHARGE indicator
The CHARGE indicator shows the status of the
battery pack and the charger.
Please refer to the following table if the indicator
flashes abnormally.
CHARGE indicator
Not lit
Lit red
Lit green
Red flashing
CHARGE indicator
Not connected properly
i To recharge the battery pack, the power cord of
the charger must be connected to a power outlet, and the plug at one end inserted in the
charger’s power socket (see page 27).
i The battery pack is not installed, or it is not
installed correctly (see page 27).
Recharging
Recharging finished
Problem with the battery pack
i Immediately remove the battery pack from the
charger.
i Do not use an abnormal battery pack. (The
usable life of the battery pack has probably
expired.)
About the internal backup battery
i This camera’s internal battery serves to maintain the date and time settings, as well as the shooting settings. The backup battery will be fully
charged when the batteries are kept in the camera continuously for about 2
days. In the fully charged state, the backup battery will maintain the camera settings for about 7 days.
When not using the camera for a long time, remove the batteries
i A small amount of power is still used even if the digital camera is turned off,
and it is therefore recommended that the batteries be removed from the
camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the batteries are removed for a long period, the time and date settings may be
cleared. Before using your camera again, be sure to confirm that the camera settings are correct.
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TURNING THE POWERON/OFF
Turning the power on
When capturing images
1
Set the selector dial to [
] or [ ].
[
]: The LCD monitor is used.
[
]: The LCD monitor is not used.
h The power turns on, the lens cover
opens and the accessing indicator
next to the viewfinder lights.
h If the selector dial is set to [ ], an
image appears on the LCD monitor.
Selector dial
Accessing
indicator
Lens cover
When playing back images
1
LCD monitor
Set the selector dial to [
].
h The power turns on, and an image
appears on the LCD monitor.
Selector dial
LCD monitor
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Turning the power off
1
Set the selector dial to [
].
h The power turns off.
When capturing images
h The lens cover automatically
closes.
h The LCD monitor and accessing
indicator turn off.
When playing back images
h The LCD monitor turns off.
Selector dial
Accessing
indicator
LCD monitor
Turning the power on when the power save function is active
In order to save the battery pack power, the power save function will automatically turn off the power after one minute of no use during shooting, or five
minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset setting).
i When the power save function is active, you can restore the power by turning the selector dial or by pressing the shutter release button, the MODE
button, the MENU button, or the SET button.
i After the power save function has been active for 15 minutes, the power
will turn off completely. In this case, please turn the selector dial to restore
the power.
i When the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G6EX for the VPCJ2EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-J2EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U
for the VPC-J2) is connected, the power save function will become active
about 10 minutes after the camera is turned on (factory-preset setting).
i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is
activated (see page 144).
i When the camera's USB setting is set to card reader or PC camera, and
when the camera is connected to a computer or printer using the dedicated
USB interface cable, the power save function is disabled.
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FUNDAMENTAL SHOOTING
I
index
BEFORE TAKING PICTURES
For best results
Holding the camera
Hold the camera securely with both hands, keeping your elbows close to your
body and making sure the camera is stable.
Correct hold
Incorrect hold
A finger is blocking
the lens.
Make sure that the lens, lens opening and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the handstrap.
HINT
i Images captured in the still image shooting mode or sequential shots
shooting mode can be rotated when they are played back (see page 120).
Note that video clips cannot be rotated while they are being played back.
i When the shutter release button is pressed halfway, the image in the LCD
monitor may waver vertically. This is the result of internal image processing
and is not a malfunction. This wavering is not recorded and will not affect
your images in any way.
i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the
image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.
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Using the Autofocus
The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are certain
conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work properly. If the
autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus range or the focus
area to capture images (see pages 65 and 103).
k Conditions that may cause incorrect focus
The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may not work.
i Subjects with low contrast, very bright
subjects at the center of the image, or
dark subjects or locations
Use the focus-lock function (see page 42)
to lock the focus on an object with contrast
at the same distance as the desired subject.
i Subjects without vertical lines
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on the subject while holding the digital camera vertically.
The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may work,
but not as desired.
i When both near and far objects are
present
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object at the same distance as
the desired subject, then reposition the
camera to compose the picture.
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USING THE AUTOFOCUS
i Fast-moving subjects
Use the focus-lock function to lock the
focus on an object at the same distance as
the desired subject, then reposition the
camera to compose the picture.
Hints for taking pictures
Operation sounds
i The operation sounds that are generated, for example, when the power is
turned on or off, or the shutter release button, MENU button, MODE button
or SET button is pressed, as well as the audio guidance when you switch
the mode can be muted (see page 139).
Saving battery pack power
i When you take pictures without using the LCD monitor, you can slow down
the rate of battery pack consumption (see page 71).
Where is the image and audio data saved?
i All the image and sound data is recorded on the card installed in the camera (see page 160).
Taking pictures in backlight conditions...
i When taking pictures with the light coming from behind the subject, due to
the characteristics of the lens, light lines or ghost patterns (flare phenomenon) may appear in the captured image. In this situation, it is recommended that you avoid taking pictures with the subject lit from behind.
While the image data is being recorded...
i The accessing indicator will light orange while the image is being written to
the memory. Another image can be captured only after the accessing indicator lights green again. However, even when the accessing indicator is lit
orange, depending on the camera’s internal memory remaining capacity, in
some cases about 2 seconds after shooting the next image can be captured.
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View the image just captured (preview display)
i Immediately after capturing an image,
you can press the SET button to preview PREVIEW
the image. Press the [] or [] arrow
button to view the previous image or the
next image. For video clips and sequential shots, you can pause the image by
pressing the [] arrow button. If you do
ONE ERASE
not want to keep the image, you can
EXIT
press the [] button at this time to
delete the currently displayed image
from the cameraís memory. To return to
the shooting mode, press the [k] arrow button.
NOTE
About sequential shots shooting
i In sequential shots shooting, the autofocus function is activated when the
shutter release button is pressed and remains fixed at the same focus until
the sequential shots are finished.
If the motion alert icon appears...
i During still image shooting, if the shutter
speed is slow and the possibility that the
image may be blurred due to camera
movement becomes high, the motion
alert icon [ ] may appear on the LCD
monitor. In this case, use a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting, or set
the flash operation mode to automatic
(see page 68).
Motion alert icon
Shutter speed
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SETTING THE SHOOTING MODE
Your digital camera has three shooting modes:
i Still image shooting mode: For capturing still images.
i Sequential shots shooting mode: For capturing several images in
succession.
i Video clip shooting mode: For capturing video clips.
1
2
Set the selector dial to [
] or [
[
]: Use the LCD monitor.
[
]: Turn off the LCD monitor.
].
Press the MODE button.
h Each time the MODE button is
pressed, the lit mode indicator position changes.
When [
] is lit: Still image shooting mode.
When [
] is lit: Sequential shots
shooting mode.
When [
] is lit: Video clip shooting
mode.
h Press the MODE button until the
desired shooting mode indicator is
lit.
Selector dial
MODE button
MODE indicator
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CAPTURING STILL IMAGES
1
2
Set the camera to the still image shooting mode (see page 41).
Press the shutter release button to
take the picture.
1 Point the camera lens at the subject.
Slowly press and hold the shutter
release button halfway.
h The target mark [
] or the focus
icon [ ] (focus-lock) appears in
the LCD monitor.
h The figures appearing in the
lower left area of the LCD monitor
are the shutter speed and aperture at the time the focused point
was photographed.
h If the Shooting Setting Screen
(see pages 53, 94) or Shooting
Information Screen (see page
113) was displayed, it is exited.
2 Press the shutter release button all
the way.
hThe image is captured.
(Press halfway)
Focus icon
Target mark
(Press fully)
NOTE
About the focus icon and target mark
i The target mark outlines the area that the camera is using to focus. If the
area outlined by the target mark is not the subject you want to focus on,
then refocus your subject, for example by changing the shooting angle.
i The target mark does not appear in the following situations.
When the subject is not in focus
When using the self-timer to take a picture (see page 63)
When the focus is set to spot focus (see page 103)
When the focus is set to focus range
,
or
(see page 65)
i When the camera focuses on a wide area of the central part of the screen,
a large target mark appears.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
This digital camera provides three types of sequential shots.
Standard sequential shots
:
A normal sequential shot. (For the number of images captured, please
see “Maximum number of sequential shots” (see page 45).)
AE shift sequential shots
:
Several sequential images are captured as the exposure changes automatically.
Standard exposure +0.6EV
+1.2EV
–1.2EV
–0.6EV
i The setting for the standard exposure can be modified (see page 110).
Best select shot
:
Four sequential images are captured from which you can select one to
save.
Select one to save. The
other three are deleted.
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k How to set the sequential shots mode
1
2
3
Set the camera to the sequential
shots shooting mode (see page 41).
Press the MENU button.
h A menu screen appears.
Press [] or [k] on the arrow button
to select the sequential shots mode
menu.
h The sequential shots mode selection
menu appears.
METHOD
BEST
: Best select shot mode.
: Standard sequential shots
mode.
: AE shift sequential shots (auto
bracket shots) mode.
4
5
METHOD
STANDARD
Press [] on the arrow button to select the desired sequential shots
mode.
Press the SET button.
h The selected sequential shots mode is set, and the corresponding
icon moves to the left end of the line-up.
NOTE
i To exit the menu screen, press the MENU button again.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
Standard sequential shots
1
Set the camera to the standard sequential shots shooting mode (see
page 44).
2
Shutter release button
Press the shutter release button to
capture the sequential shots.
h Images are captured as long as the
shutter release button is pressed.
h During shooting,
appears in the
LCD monitor.
3
Finish capturing images.
h Release the shutter release button to end recording.
Maximum number of sequential shots
The maximum possible number of sequential shots depends on the resolution
and compression rate settings.
Compression rate
Resolution
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6 images
9 images
13 images
—
14 images
21 images
—
81 images
99 images
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AE shift sequential shots (auto bracket shots)
1
2
Set the camera to the AE shift sequential shots mode (see page 44).
Press the shutter release button to capture the sequential shots.
h When the shutter release button is pressed, sequential shots shooting
begins.
h It is not necessary to keep the shutter release button depressed.
h During shooting,
appears in the LCD monitor.
h Shooting ends automatically when 5 images have been shot.
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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
Best select shot
1
2
3
47
Set the camera to the best select shot shooting mode (see page 44).
Press the shutter release button to
capture the sequential shots.
h When the shutter release button is
pressed, sequential shots shooting
begins.
h It is not necessary to keep the shutter release button depressed.
h After a few moments, the 4-image
display appears showing the images
captured.
Select the image that you want to
save.
1 Press the arrow button to move the
orange frame to the image you want
to save.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Best Shot Confirmation
Screen appears with the selected
image displayed full screen. You
can press [] or [] on the arrow
button to select a different image.
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Save the selected image and erase
the others.
1 Select “YES”, and press the SET
button.
h“PROCESSING” appears for a few
moments, and then the sequential
shots shooting mode returns.
hThe selected image is saved in the
still image folder; the other three
images are deleted (nothing is
saved in the sequential shots
folder). The saved image can be
played back in the still image
playback mode.
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Folder number and image
number
SAVE IMAGE ERASE OTHERS
YES
NO
<Confirmation Screen for
erasing the other images>
HINT
Capturing images without using the LCD monitor
i When taking pictures without using the LCD monitor, after the images are
captured, the 4-image display (step 3) does not appear. All four images are
saved in the sequential shots folder.
To save all four images
i While the 4-image display is shown in step 3, press the MENU button, or
select “NO” and press the SET button in step 4 above. All four images are
saved in the sequential shots folder.
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VIDEO CLIPS
When you shoot video clips, the sound is also recorded.
1
2
3
Set the camera to the video clip
shooting mode (see page 41).
Press the shutter release button to
record the video clip.
h It is not necessary to keep the shutter release button pressed while
shooting.
h During recording
appears on
the LCD monitor.
h When the remaining recording time
available for the currently recording
clip becomes little, a countdown of
the remaining recording time
appears on the display.
REC (recording) indicator
Recording time
(min:sec)
Remaining
recording time (sec)
00:09
3
End the recording.
h Press the shutter release button to
stop recording.
NOTE
i The data for a video clip is very large. Therefore, be aware that if the video
clip is uploaded to a computer to be played back, the computer may not be
able to play back the video fast enough, making it appear jerky. (The video
will always be displayed properly on the LCD monitor or a television.)
i The possible shooting time for each video clip will differ depending on the
card. Also depending on the card, shooting may end even before the possible shooting time indicated on pages 196 and 197.
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BASIC MODE PHOTOGRAPHY
I
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SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE
In the BASIC mode the number of settings the user has to deal with are few,
making it easy for the novice digital camera operator to enjoy taking photos. It
is recommended that the user who is new to digital camera operation or not
familiar with the various settings take photos using the basic settings of this
mode.
Switching between the operation modes
This camera allows you to choose between two operation modes: in the
BASIC mode, you can enjoy taking photos while letting the camera adjust the
settings automatically; in the EXPERT mode, you have control of all the camera settings. Select the operation mode for the type of photography you enjoy.
1
2
Set the desired shooting mode (see page 41), and press the MENU
button.
h The BASIC Mode or EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen
appears.
Press [] on the arrow button twice.
h The operation mode is switched.
h To return to the initial operation mode, again press [] on the arrow
button twice.
<BASIC mode>
[]
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
FOR EXPERT
FOR BASIC
Shooting Setting Screen
[]
[]
<EXPERT mode>
[]
FOR BASIC
FOR EXPERT
RESOLUTION
2048X1536(3M)
Shooting Setting Screen
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SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE
To display the BASIC Mode Shooting Setting Screen
1
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50).
2
Press the MENU button.
h The screen corresponding to the selected shooting mode appears.
h The shooting screen is canceled if the MENU button is pressed again.
h The BASIC mode settings are shown here. If after changing the settings you are not satisfied with the resulting images, reset to the basic
settings.
<Still image shooting>
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
:Scene select setting
:Resolution setting
:Self-timer setting
:Focus range setting
<Sequential shots shooting>
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
<Video clip shooting>
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
:Scene select setting
:Sequential shots mode setting
:Resolution setting
:Self-timer setting
:Focus range setting
:Scene select setting
:Resolution setting
:Frame rate setting
:Focus range setting
About the digital zoom
i When in shooting still images and sequential shots the BASIC mode, the
digital zoom is set to on. However, at a resolution of
, the digital zoom
cannot be used. When shooting a video clip with the frame rate set to
,
the digital zoom is set to on. At frame rate
, the digital zoom cannot be
used.
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Shooting Setting Screen basic operation
When a setting screen is displayed, the arrow button and the SET button are
used to make the desired settings.
Arrow button
SET button
k Shooting Setting Screen
i When selecting a menu
h Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
RESOLUTION
2048X1536(3M)
SELF-TIMER
OFF
i When selecting a setting (icon)
h Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
h To make a setting, select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
When the selected setting is activated, the corresponding icon moves to
the left end of the line-up.
[]
[]
[]
[]
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SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE
Shooting Setting Screens
Still Image Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
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1 Scene Select menu (page 59)
3 Self-timer menu (page 63)
m
m
: Full auto icon
: Portrait icon
: Self-timer on icon (10
seconds)
: Landscape icon
: Night view icon
: Cosmetic icon
: Lamp icon
: Slim icon
2 Resolution menu (page 61)
: 2880 × 2160-pixel
resolution icon
m
: 2048 × 1536-pixel
resolution icon
: 1600 × 1200-pixel
resolution icon
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
: Self-timer off icon
: Self-timer on icon (2 seconds)
: Sports icon
4 Focus menu (page 65)
m
: Autofocus icon
: Super macro icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
: Infinity focus icon
5 Number of remaining images
that can be captured (page
153)
6 HELP display (page 141)
7 Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter (sold
separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE
Sequential Shots Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
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1 Scene Select menu (page 59)
4 Self-timer menu (page 63)
m
m
: Full auto icon
: Portrait icon
: Self-timer on icon (10
seconds)
: Landscape icon
: Cosmetic icon
5 Focus menu (page 65)
: Slim icon
2 Sequential
shots
mode
(METHOD) menu (page 44)
m
m
: Autofocus icon
: Super macro icon
: Best select shot icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Standard
shots icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
sequential
: AE shift sequential shots
icon
3 Resolution menu (page 61)
m
: Self-timer off icon
: Self-timer on icon (2 seconds)
: Sports icon
: 2048 × 1536-pixel
resolution icon
: 1600 × 1200-pixel
resolution icon
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
: Infinity focus icon
6 Number of remaining images
that can be captured (page
153)
7 HELP display (page 141)
8 Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter (sold
separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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SHOOTING IN THE BASIC MODE
Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
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1 Scene Select menu (page 59)
3 Frame rate menu (page 66)
m
m
: Full auto icon
: Portrait icon
4 Focus menu (page 65)
: Landscape icon
m
: Cosmetic icon
2 Resolution menu (page 61)
m
: 15 frames per second
: 30 frames per second
: Sports icon
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
: 320 × 240-pixel
resolution icon
: 160 × 120-pixel
resolution icon
: Autofocus icon
: Super macro icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
: Infinity focus icon
5 Remaining recording time
available (page 153)
6 HELP display (page 141)
7 Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter (sold
separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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SCENE SELECT FUNCTION
Scene Select function
You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for
specific shooting conditions.
Still image
shooting
mode
Preset settings
SequenVideo clip
tial shots
shooting
shooting
mode
mode
Capture a split-second image of a fastmoving subject.
Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by
blurring the background.
Sports
Portrait
For beautiful shots of distant scenery.
Landscape
Enhance skin tones during close-up shots.
Cosmetic
Lamp
Night view
*
Features
–
–
Take photos in low-light conditions, such as
in candlelight.
–
–
Photograph the subject while keeping the
background night scenery.
Slim
Full auto
–
Change the vertical-horizontal proportions
of the subject.
The camera makes settings suitable for the
surrounding conditions.
* The focus is set to about 2.5m.
**This setting is not available at resolution
1
.
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50), and select
the scene select menu.
SCENE SELECT
FULL AUTO
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
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Select the desired icon, and press the SET button.
: Sports
: Portrait
: Landscape
: Night view
: Cosmetic
: Lamp
: Slim
: The camera makes settings suitable for conditions (full auto).
Shooting with slim (variable digital zoom) setting
1
2
Select the slim icon
from the
scene select menu, and press the
SET button.
Press the SET button again, and
press the arrow buttons to zoom.
Press the [] or [] button to magnify
the image vertically.
Press the [] or [] button to magnify
the image horizontally.
h Maximum magnification is approx.
4x.
SLIM
STRETCH-HORIZONTAL
STRETCH-VERTICAL
RECORDING MODE
<Example: Horizontally
magnified image>
NOTE
i The digital zoom cannot be used with the slim
setting.
i At the lamp
setting, the resolution is set to
.
i When capturing images using the lamp
or night view
setting, use
a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.
To return to normal shooting
i Select
from the scene select menu, and press the SET button.
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RESOLUTION SETTING
If the resolution is increased, the image quality will improve, but the number of
remaining images that can be taken will decrease. Select the resolution
according to the desired image quality and purpose.
1
2
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50), and select
the resolution menu.
Select the desired resolution icon,
and press the SET button.
RESOLUTION
2048X1536(3M)
: 2880 × 2160 pixels (6M)
: 2048 × 1536 pixels (3M)
: 1600 × 1200 pixels (2M)
: 640 × 480 pixels (0.3M)
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
: 320 × 240 pixels
: 160 × 120 pixels
i The numbers in parentheses ( ) refer to the approximate number of pixels
in the image (Units: megapixels).
i The possible resolution settings for each shooting mode are as follows:
2880 ×
2160
Shooting
mode
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Resolution (units: pixels)
[Icon displayed on LCD monitor]
2048 ×
1600 ×
640 ×
320 ×
1536
1200
480
240
Still
Yes
Yes
Yes
image
SequenNot
Yes
Yes
tial shot available
Video
Not
Not
Not
clip
available available available
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Yes
Yes
Yes
160 ×
120
Not
Not
available available
Not
Not
available available
Yes
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HINT
i At a
resolution, the camera processes the captured image internally
to produce a 2880 × 2160-pixel image.
i When capturing images at a
resolution, it takes 4 seconds after the
shutter release button is pressed before the data is recorded (when using
the supplied SD Memory Card).
NOTE
i The digital zoom cannot be used when the resolution is set to
.
About the resolution and compression settings (see page 102)
i The image captured by a digital camera consists of a collection of small
dots. The resolution refers to the number of these dots, and the greater the
number, the higher the image quality. As the resolution increases, the size
of the resulting data also increases, and the number of images that can be
captured decreases. To compensate for this, this digital camera is able to
compress the data. This digital camera uses JPEG compression. If JPEG
compression is used, when the image is played back, an extremely small
portion of it is lost. The higher the compression rate, the more of the original image is lost.
Therefore, in the still image and sequential shots shooting modes, this digital camera also allows you to store image data at extremely low compression to ensure that a minimum of the original image is lost. This is the
mode. Since the image data is large when the
mode is used, compared to
or
compression, the digital camera requires more time
both to store the data after the shutter release button is pressed and to display the image in the playback mode.
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SELF-TIMER
The self-timer can be used to take photos in the still image shooting mode
and sequential shots shooting mode.
1
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50), and select
the self-timer menu.
: Turns off the self-timer function.
: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 2
seconds after the shutter release
button is pressed.
SELF-TIMER
OFF
: Turns on the self-timer function.
The image is captured about 10
seconds after the shutter release
button is pressed.
2
3
Select
or
, and press the SET
button.
h This completes the self-timer setting.
Shutter release
button
Illumination
light
Press the shutter release button.
Tripod stand hole
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HINT
To pause or cancel the self-timer function...
i If the shutter release button is pressed again before the image is captured,
the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the shutter release button one more time to restart the self-timer.
i To cancel self-timer photography, select the self-timer off icon
and
press the SET button.
When
is selected...
i When the shutter release button is pressed, the illumination light and the
accessing indicator will light for about 7 seconds, the accessing indicator
will flash for about 3 seconds, the illumination light will change color, and
then the image is captured. Also, 3 seconds before the shutter releases,
the beep tone will sound.
NOTE
i When using the self-timer function, be sure to use a tripod or place the digital camera on a level, stable surface.
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FOCUS RANGE SETTING (DISTANCE)
The focus distance can be set to a specific range. Also, with super macro
photography, you can capture the image of a subject as close as 2 cm.
1
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50), and select
the focus menu.
: The
camera
automatically
focuses on the subject within a
range of 20 cm (Wide end) or
30 cm (Tele end) to infinity.
FOCUS
AUTO
: You can focus on a subject within
a range of 2 cm (Wide end) or 30
cm (Tele end) to 50 cm (super
macro).
: You can focus on a subject about
1 m away.
: You can focus on a subject about
2.5 m away.
: You can focus on a subject in the
distance.
2
Select the desired focus icon, and press the SET button.
HINT
i You can set the focus range by pressing the focus button [
] even when
the LCD monitor is not on or when the Shooting Setting Screen is not
shown.
i In some cases, the focus may not work in the super macro mode when the
night view [
] or lamp [
] Scene Select setting is active.
NOTE
About the focus range when the scene select function is active
i The focus range setting is fixed to the normal mode if the scene select
function is set to sports
, portrait
, landscape
or cosmetic
.
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FRAME RATE SETTING
The frame rate is the number of frames shot each second in a video clip. The
higher the frame rate during recording, the smoother the video playback
appears. On the other hand, a higher frame rate uses more memory.
1
2
Set the camera to the video clip
shooting mode (see page 41).
Set the camera to the BASIC shooting mode (see page 50), and select
the frame rate menu.
: The video clip will be recorded at
a rate of 15 frames per second.
FRAME RATE
15FRAME/SEC
: The video clip will be recorded at
a rate of 30 frames per second.
3
Select the icon for the desired frame rate, and press the SET button.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
Using the zoom
There are two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom.
1
2
3
Point the camera lens at the subject.
Press [T] or [W] on the zoom switch
to compose the desired image.
[T]: Zoom in on the subject.
[W]: Zoom out.
h When the zoom switch is pressed,
the zoom bar appears on the LCD
monitor.
h When the optical zoom factor is at
maximum, zooming stops temporarily. When [T] on the zoom switch
is pressed again, the mode changes
to the digital zoom mode and zooming continues (if digital zooming is
enabled).
Press the shutter release button.
Zoom switch
LCD monitor
When both
optical and
digital zoom
are enabled
Zoom bar
Pointer
Optical zoom
Digital zoom (yellow)
When optical
zoom only is
enabled
NOTE
i The digital zoom cannot be used when you are shooting without using the
LCD monitor.
i During video clip recording when shooting in the BASIC mode, the optical
zoom does not operate; however, it may be possible to use the optical
zoom when shooting in the EXPERT mode (see page 108).
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Using the flash
The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light,
but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera
has four modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode, flash
off mode, and red-eye reduction mode). The flash is available only when
shooting still images.
1
Set the camera to the still image
shooting mode (see page 41).
h The current flash mode is shown on
the LCD monitor.
Flash mode
No icon: The digital camera will detect
the subject brightness and
use the flash only when
required. In a backlight situation, if only the center of the
image is very dark, the flash
will operate to compensate
(auto flash).
:
The flash will operate with every image captured regardless of
the conditions. Use this setting under backlight conditions,
when the subject is in shade, under fluorescent lighting conditions, etc. (forced flash).
:
The flash will not operate even in dark situations. Use this setting when capturing an image in a location where flash photography is prohibited, or when shooting a night landscape scene
(flash off).
:
The digital camera will detect the subject brightness and use
the flash only when required. At this time the flash will operate
in a manner that reduces the red reflection (“red-eye”) in the
subject’s eyes.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
2
Press the flash button to select the flash mode.
h Each time the flash button is pressed, the flash mode icon changes.
Flash button
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Press the shutter release button.
h The image is captured in the desired flash mode.
<Shooting without using the LCD monitor>
1 Press the flash button.
h The LCD monitor turns on briefly to show the currently set flash
mode.
2 Press the flash button within 5 seconds to set the desired flash mode.
NOTE
In the automatic flash mode...
i In the automatic flash mode using the LCD monitor, when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway, a
icon appearing in the upper
right area of the LCD monitor indicates that the flash will operate.
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OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
Shooting without using the LCD monitor
Compose the desired image by looking through the viewfinder. Compared to
capturing images using the LCD monitor, this method uses less battery pack
power.
1
Set the shooting mode (see page 41).
2
Set the selector dial to [
3
4
Selector dial
].
Look through the viewfinder and position the subject in the center.
Press the shutter release button.
Viewfinder
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BASIC MODE PLAYBACK
I
index
SETTING THE PLAYBACK MODE
Your digital camera has three playback modes:
i Still image playback mode: For playing back images captured in the still
image shooting mode, as well as single
images copied (see page 131) from a sequential shots series or a video clip.
i Sequential shots playback mode: For playing back sequential shots.
i Video clip playback mode: For playing back video clips.
1
2
Set the selector dial to [
].
Press the MODE button.
h Each time the MODE button is
pressed, the lit mode indicator position changes.
When [
] is lit: Still image playback
mode.
When [
] is lit: Sequential shots
playback mode.
When [
] is lit: Video clip playback
mode.
h Press the MODE button until the
desired playback mode indicator is
lit.
Selector dial
MODE button
Mode indicator
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PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
Play back still images one by one
1
2
Select the still image playback mode (see page 72).
Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
To play back the previous image: Press []
To play back the next image: Press []
9-image display playback
1
2
3
73
Select the still image playback mode
(see page 72).
Image number
Orange frame
Press [W] (
) on the zoom switch.
h The 9-image display appears.
h The number displayed on each
image is its image number.
Use the arrow button to move the orange frame to the desired image,
and press [T] (
) on the zoom switch.
h The selected image is displayed full screen.
h Instead of pressing [T] (
) on the zoom switch, you can also press
the SET button to show the image full screen.
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HINT
To play back a voice memo (see pages 111 and 128)...
i Display the image, and press the SET button. The voice memo recorded
with the image is played back.
To adjust the volume...
1 Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 78).
2 Select the volume icon
, and press the SET button.
h The volume control bar appears.
3 Press [] or [] on the arrow button to adjust the volume.
VOLUME
VOLUME SETTING
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PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS
1
2
Select the sequential shots playback
mode (see page 72).
h The screen to select a sequential
shots folder appears.
Sequential shots
folder number
Folder number
Press [] or [] on the arrow button to select the sequential shots
folder you want to play back, and press the SET button.
h The selected sequential shots images are played back. If a voice
memo was added to an image, it is also played back.
h During sequential shots playback, the operation buttons work as follows:
[] button:
Press to temporarily interrupt playback. Press the SET
button to continue playback.
[] button:
Pause playback and display the previous image.
[] button:
Pause playback and display the next image.
[] button:
Discontinue playback, and return to the screen to select a
sequential shots folder.
HINT
To select a sequential shots folder from the 9-image playback display
1 While the screen in step 1 is being displayed, press [W] (
) on the
zoom switch.
h The procedure to use the 9-image playback display is the same as
when playing back still images. Please see step 3 on page 73.
The voice memo playback volume can be adjusted
1 Display the Sequential Shots Playback Setting Screen (see page 78).
2 Select the volume icon
, and press the SET button.
3 Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
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PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS
1
2
3
Select the video clip playback mode
(see page 72).
h The screen to select a video clip
appears.
Image number
Folder number
Press [] or [] on the arrow button
to select the video clip you want to
play back.
Play back the video clip.
Normal playback
h Press the SET button.
h Pressing [] during a video clip playback will start reverse playback
(the audio will not be heard).
To pause playback
h Press the [] button to pause playback; press the SET button to continue playback.
To play back one image at a time (single-frame step)
h While video clip playback is paused, you can press [] on the arrow
button to view the frames in order, or [] to view them in reverse
order.
To accelerate playback
h 2x fast forward playback: During normal speed playback, press [].
h 20x fast forward playback: During 2x playback, press [].
h Pressing [] will start reverse playback.
h During fast forward playback, the audio will not be heard.
h Return to normal speed playback: During playback, press SET button.
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HINT
To select a video clip from the 9-image playback display
1 While the screen in step 1 is being displayed, press [W] (
) on the
zoom switch.
h The procedure to use the 9-image playback display is the same as
when playing back still images. Please see step 3 on page 73.
The video clip playback volume can be adjusted
1 Display the Video Clip Playback Setting Screen (see page 78).
2 Select the volume icon
and press the SET button.
3 Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
HINT
To view video clips on your computer
i You can view video clips taken with this camera on your computer using
QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or later from Apple.
i By using the QuickTime Plug-in included with QuickTime, you can also
play back your video clips on your Internet browser.
i QuickTime5 for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the included CDROM (Sanyo Software Pack).
i Online information about QuickTime can be found at
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/.
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ABOUT THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN
Various functions are available from the playback setting screen. You can set
the protect function to prevent images from being accidentally erased, delete
all the data, and adjust the playback volume of voice memos and video clips.
Displaying and exiting the Playback Setting Screen
To display
1
Set the camera to the playback mode
(see page 72).
PROTECT
2
Press the MENU button.
h The Playback Setting
appears.
Screen
Change image
protect setting
To exit
1
Press the MENU button.
h The Playback Setting Screen is exited.
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ABOUT THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREEN
Switching between the operation modes (BASIC mode)
This camera allows you to choose between two operation modes: with the
BASIC mode, it is simple to enjoy playing back images with a minimum of
steps; in the EXPERT mode, you have control of the many camera settings,
including image editing, print settings, etc. Select the operation mode suitable
for your needs.
1
2
Set the camera to the desired playback mode (see page 72), and
press the MENU button.
h The BASIC Mode Playback Setting Screen or the EXPERT Mode
Playback Setting Screen appears.
Press [] on the arrow button twice.
h The operation mode is switched.
h To return to the initial operation mode, again press [] on the arrow
button twice.
<BASIC mode>
PROTECT
[]
Change image
protect setting
[]
FOR EXPERT
FOR BASIC
Playback Setting Screen
[]
<EXPERT mode>
[]
FOR BASIC
FOR EXPERT
PROTECT
Change image
protect setting
Playback Setting Screen
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BASIC MODE Playback Setting Screen
PROTECT
Change image
protect setting
1
2
3
4
Protect (prevent accidental erase)
Erase icon
Volume control
Remaining battery pack charge
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near full or
when the AC adapter (sold separately) is used.
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VOLUME ADJUSTMENT
The playback volume for voice memos recorded with still images and
sequential shots and for video clips can be adjusted.
1
Play back an image.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 78).
3
Select the volume icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The volume control bar appears.
VOLUME
Adjust volume
4
Press [] or [] on the arrow button
to adjust the volume.
VOLUME
VOLUME SETTING
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IMAGE PROTECT MODE (PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ERASURE)
By using the image protect mode, you can prevent accidental erasure or
overwriting of the important data that you want to keep. The protect mode can
be applied to a still image, to single images of a sequential shots sequence,
to a video clip, or to an audio recording.
1
Display the data that you want to protect.
2
Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 78).
3
Select the protect icon
4
.
Press the SET button.
h “LOCK?” appears.
h If the protect mode has already been
enabled for the data, then
“UNLOCK?” appears.
PROTECT
LOCK?
YES
EXIT
5
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The protect mode is set for the data.
h The protect mark
indicates that the data is locked.
CAUTION
i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if
the card is reformatted (see page 151).
HINT
To select a different image in steps 4 and 5...
i Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
To cancel the protect mode for an image...
i Display the desired data and repeat steps 2 to 5. The protect mark will disappear and the protect mode is canceled.
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ERASING DATA
You can erase data that is stored on the card if you no longer need it. You can
erase the images, video clips, and sound recordings one at a time, or all at
once.
1
2
Display the data that you want to erase.
Display the Playback Setting Screen
(see page 78).
h To erase one image at a time or to
erase one video clip at a time,
instead of displaying the Playback
Setting Screen, when you press the
flash button the screen in step 5
appears. In this case, follow the procedure from step 6.
ERASE
Delete images
<Example: Still image
playback mode>
3
4
Select the erase mode icon
.
ERASE
Press the SET button.
h The Erase Mode Screen appears.
For still images:
ONE ERASE:Erases one still image at
a time.
GROUP ERASE:Erases all the still
images.
EXIT:Returns to the Playback Setting Screen.
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GROUP ERASE
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For sequential shots:
ONE ERASE: Erases the one still image displayed.
GROUP ERASE:Erases the entire folder for the sequential shots displayed (the data for other sequential shots remains).
EXIT: Returns to the Playback Setting Screen.
For video clips:
ONE ERASE: Erases the video clip displayed.
GROUP ERASE: Erases all the video clips.
EXIT: Returns to the Playback Setting Screen.
For audio recordings:
ONE ERASE: Erases one audio recording at a time.
GROUP ERASE: Erases all the audio recordings.
EXIT: Returns to the Playback Setting Screen.
5
6
Press [] or [] on the arrow button
to select the desired type of erase,
and press the SET button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen
appears.
YES: Erases the selected data.
EXIT: Does not erase the selected data
and returns to the Erase Screen.
ERASE
ONE ERASE?
YES
EXIT
Press [], and select “YES”, and
press the SET button.
h “ERASING” is displayed, after which the next image appears. The
data is erased.
h To erase other data, select “EXIT”, and press [] or [] to display the
data that you want to erase and repeat steps 5 and 6.
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ERASING DATA
HINT
To select a different data in step 5...
i If “ONE ERASE” is selected, select “EXIT”, and press [] or [] on the
arrow button to select different data.
i If “GROUP ERASE” is selected, all the images are erased, regardless of
the image that is currently displayed.
HINT
Audio data
i If you select “PLAY” from the screen in step 6 and press the SET button,
the selected audio data is played back.
To quickly erase the currently displayed image
1 Display the image you want to erase.
2 Press the flash [ ] (
) button.
h The Erase Confirmation Screen appears.
3 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The displayed image is erased.
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MAGNIFYING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE
The saved images can be magnified for viewing during playback.
1
2
3
Display the image that you want to magnify.
h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify.
Press [T] ([
]) on the zoom switch.
h Magnification is enabled.
h The image is magnified, and the
central portion of the image is displayed.
h You can use the arrow button to view
different parts of the magnified
image.
ZOOM
MOVE
ZOOM l / 0
SHUTTER FOR SAVE
Magnify the image further.
To magnify:
Press [T] (
) on the zoom switch.
To return to normal size:
Press [W] (
) on the zoom switch.
HINT
i The maximum degree of magnification will depend on the resolution of the
original image.
i The maximum magnification is about 45x at
resolution.
i If the image has been rotated, it will be returned to its original orientation
and then enlarged.
i One scene (still image) of a paused video clip can be enlarged; however, a
video clip cannot be played while enlarged.
HINT
The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image.
i Press the shutter release button. The magnified portion is saved as a new
still image.
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OPTION FUN MODE
I
index
ABOUT THE OPTION FUN MODE SCREEN
Use the Option Fun Mode Screen to record and play back voice memos, as
well as for slideshow playback.
Displaying and exiting the Option Fun Mode Screen
To display
1
Set the selector dial to [
].
h The Option Fun Mode Screen appears.
h If the Option Fun Mode Screen does not appear, press [] on the
arrow button twice.
<BASIC mode>
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
[]
FOR SETTING
FOR FUN
Shooting Setting Screen
[]
[]
<EXPERT mode>
[]
FOR FUN
FOR SETTING
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
Shooting Setting Screen
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To exit
1
Set the selector dial to a setting other than [
].
Option Fun Mode Screen
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
1 Audio recording
2 Audio playback
3 Slideshow playback and settings
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RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK SOUNDS
Your digital camera can record and play back sound.
Recording
1
Display the Option Fun Mode Screen
(see page 87).
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
2
Select the audio recording icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Audio Recording Screen
appears.
AUDIO REC
SHUTTER FOR REC
BACK TO MENU
3
89
Press the shutter release button.
h Recording begins when the shutter
release button is pressed. Point the
microphone toward the sound you
want to record.
h
(recording) appears on the LCD
monitor during recording.
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End the audio recording.
h Press [] on the arrow button to
end the recording. You are
returned to the Audio Recording
Screen.
h When the remaining recording
time becomes little, a countdown
of the remaining recording time is
shown.
h To return to the Option Fun Mode
Screen, in the Audio Recording
Screen mode, press the MENU
button.
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REC (recording) indicator
Recording time (min:sec)
AUDIO REC
RECORDING
Remaining recording time
HINT
i Each single recording can consist of up to 9 hours of recording time.
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RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK SOUNDS
Playback
1
Display the Option Fun Mode Screen
(see page 87).
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
2
Select the audio playback icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Select Audio Screen appears.
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SELECT
BACK TO MENU
3
91
Press [] or [] on the arrow button
to select the desired audio recording, and press the SET button.
h The Audio Playback Screen for the
selected audio recording appears.
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Select the play icon [
], and press
AUDIO PLAYBACK
the SET button.
h Playback starts.
To pause playback
h Press the [] button to interrupt
PLAYING
playback; press the SET button to
continue playback.
To fast forward or rewind
h Fast forward: During playback, press
[].
h Rewind: During playback, press [].
h If the SET button is pressed during fast forward or rewind, playback
will start.
To adjust the volume
1 On the Audio Playback Screen, select the volume icon
, and
press the SET button.
2 Press [] or [] to adjust the volume.
To select a different audio recording
h On the Audio Playback Screen (step 3), press the MENU button. The
Select Audio Screen appears; select the desired audio recording and
play it back.
To stop playback
h During playback, press the [] button. Playback will stop, and you are
returned to the Audio Playback Screen.
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PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS IN A SLIDESHOW
Still images and video clips can be automatically played back in slideshow
fashion. Images are played back in the order in which they were recorded.
1
2
Display the Option Fun Mode Screen
(see page 87).
Select the slideshow icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Slideshow Screen appears.
h The “TIME” and “EFFECT” settings
are effective only for advancing from
one still image to the next still image.
For the setting procedure, please
see step 2 on page 117.
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
SLIDESHOW
TIME
4S
EFFECT
OFF
START
EXIT
3
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Select “START”, and press the SET button.
h Slideshow playback begins.
h When video clips are played back, after one clip is played to the end,
playback of the next clip starts.
h To interrupt the slideshow, press the MENU button, the SET button, or
an arrow button.
h After all the images have been played back, the slideshow ends.
h For continuous (loop) slideshow playback (up to 12 hours), in step 3
press the shutter release button instead of the SET button.
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EXPERT MODE PHOTOGRAPHY
I
index
ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Compared to the BASIC mode, the EXPERT mode allows you much more
control over the various shooting settings.
To display
1
2
Set the camera to the desired shooting mode (see page 41).
Set the camera to the EXPERT mode (see page 50).
h The EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen for the shooting mode
you selected in step 1 appears.
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ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screens
Still Image Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
RESOLUTION
2048x1536(3M)
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1 Resolution menu (page 61)
: 2880 × 2160-pixel
resolution icon
m
: 2048 × 1536-pixel
resolution icon
: 1600 × 1200-pixel
resolution icon
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
2 Self-timer menu (page 63)
m
: Self-timer off icon
: Self-timer on icon (2 seconds)
: Self-timer on icon (10
seconds)
3 Compression menu (page
101)
m
: FINE icon (low compression)
: SFINE icon (super-low
compression)
: NORM (NORMAL) icon
(normal compression)
4 Voice memo menu (page 111)
m
: Voice memo off icon
: Voice memo on icon
5 Spot focus menu (page 103)
m
: Spot focus off icon
: Spot focus on icon
6 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 104)
m
: Multi-section light-measuring icon
: Center-weighted lightmeasuring icon
: Spot light-measuring icon
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7 White Balance menu (page
105)
m
: Auto white balance icon
: Sunny icon
: Cloudy icon
: Fluorescent lighting icon
: White
(incandescent)
light icon
: Color fill (one push) icon
8 ISO sensitivity menu (page
107)
m
: Auto
sensitivity
icon
(ISO50 to 200)
: ISO50 icon
: ISO100 icon
: ISO200 icon
: ISO400 icon
9 Digital zoom menu (page 109)
m
: Digital zoom on icon
: Digital zoom off icon
0 Focus menu (page 65)
m
: Autofocus icon
: Super macro icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
: Infinity focus icon
A Exposure correction icon
(page 110)
B Number of remaining images
that can be captured (page
153)
C HELP display (page 141)
D Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter
(sold separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Sequential Shots Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
METHOD
BEST
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1 Sequential
shots
mode
(METHOD) menu (page 44)
m
: Best select shot icon
: Standard
sequential
shots icon
: AE shift sequential shots
icon
2 Resolution menu (page 61)
m
: 2048 × 1536-pixel
resolution icon
: 1600 × 1200-pixel
resolution icon
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
3 Self-timer menu (page 63)
m
: Self-timer off icon
: Self-timer on icon (2 seconds)
: Self-timer on icon (10
seconds)
4 Compression menu (page
101)
m
: FINE icon (low compression)
: SFINE icon (super-low
compression)
: NORM (NORMAL) icon
(normal compression)
5 Spot focus menu (page 103)
m
: Spot focus off icon
: Spot focus on icon
6 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 104)
m
: Multi-section light-measuring icon
: Center-weighted lightmeasuring icon
: Spot light-measuring icon
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7 White Balance menu (page
105)
m
: Auto white balance icon
: Sunny icon
: Cloudy icon
: Fluorescent lighting icon
: White
(incandescent)
light icon
: Color fill (one push) icon
8 ISO sensitivity menu (page
107)
m
: Auto
sensitivity
icon
(ISO50 to 200)
: ISO50 icon
: ISO100 icon
: ISO200 icon
: ISO400 icon
9 Digital zoom menu (page 109)
m
: Digital zoom on icon
: Digital zoom off icon
0 Focus menu (page 65)
m
: Autofocus icon
: Super macro icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
: Infinity focus icon
A Exposure correction icon
(page 110)
B Number of remaining images
that can be captured (page
153)
C HELP display (page 141)
D Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter
(sold separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS
Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen
* All the icons never appear at the same time.
Lit
00:08
RESOLUTION
640x480
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1 Resolution menu (page 61)
m
: 640 × 480-pixel
resolution icon
: 320 × 240-pixel resolution icon
: 160 × 120-pixel resolution icon
2 Frame Rate menu (page 66)
m
: 15 frames/sec icon
: 30 frames/sec icon
3 Compression menu (page
101)
m
: NORM (NORMAL) icon
(normal compression)
: FINE icon (low compression)
4 Flicker-reduction (FLICKER
REDUCT) menu (page 112)
m
: Flicker-reduction
function off icon
: Flicker-reduction
function on icon
5 Optical zoom menu (page
108)
m
: Optical zoom off icon
: Optical zoom on icon
6 Spot focus menu (page 103)
m
: Spot focus off icon
: Spot focus on icon
7 Light-measuring mode (EXP
MEASURE) menu (page 104)
m
: Multi-section light-measuring icon
: Center-weighted lightmeasuring icon
: Spot light-measuring icon
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8 White Balance menu (page
105)
m
: Auto white balance icon
: Sunny icon
: Cloudy icon
: Fluorescent lighting icon
: White
(incandescent)
light icon
: Color fill (one push) icon
9 ISO sensitivity menu (page
107)
m
: Auto
sensitivity
icon
(ISO200 to 800)
: ISO200 icon
: ISO400 icon
: ISO800 icon
: ISO1600 icon
0 Digital zoom menu (page 109)
m
: Digital zoom on icon
: Digital zoom off icon
A Focus menu (page 65)
m
: Autofocus icon
: Auto super macro icon
: Focus (1m) icon
: Focus (2.5m) icon
: Infinity focus icon
B Exposure correction icon
(page 110)
C Remaining recording time
available (page 153)
D HELP display (page 141)
E Remaining
battery
pack
charge (page 155)
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter
(sold separately) is used.
[m] indicates the factory-preset setting.
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COMPRESSION RATE SETTING
Use the procedure below to set the compression rate. Even if the same
resolution is used, you can change the compression setting to decrease the
image data size so that you can capture more images, or increase the image
data size for no loss in image quality.
1
2
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired compression rate
from the compression menu, and
press the SET button.
: Stores the data with a low compression (high quality).
: Stores the data with an extremely
low compression (super high
quality).
: Stores the data with normal compression (normal quality).
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FINE
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
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h The possible compression rate settings for each shooting mode are
shown in the following table.
Compression
rate
2880 ×
2160
Not
available
Still
image
Shooting mode Sequential shot
Video
clip
Resolution (units: pixels)
[Icon displayed on LCD monitor]
2048 × 1600 × 640 ×
320 ×
1536
1200
480
240
Not
Not
Not
available available available
Not
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
available
Not
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
available
Not
Not
Not
Not
Yes
available
available available available
Not
Not
Yes
Yes
Yes
available
available
Not
Not
Yes
Yes
Yes
available
available
Not
Not
Not
Not
Yes
available available available available
Not
Not
Not
Yes
Yes
available available available
Yes
160 ×
120
Not
available
Not
available
Not
available
Not
available
Not
available
Not
available
Not
available
Yes
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FOCUS AREA SETTING
You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus:
Multi-section focus: The distance to the subject is detected by sampling from
multiple areas of the entire shooting screen.
Spot focus: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the LCD monitor.
1
2
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting
Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired focus method
from the spot focus menu, and press
the SET button.
: Multi-section focus is selected.
: Spot focus is selected.
h When the spot focus setting is
selected, the focus mark + appears
in the center of the LCD monitor.
SPOT FOCUS
OFF
Focus mark
NOTE
i It may be difficult to focus if there is little contrast in the subject or if the
subject is very small.
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LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING
You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes.
Multi-section light-measuring: Light is measured by sampling from multiple
areas of the entire shooting screen.
Center-weighted light-measuring: Light is measured from the entire shooting
screen, but gives more importance to the
values near the center.
Spot light-measuring: You can compose the picture and capture the image
after first measuring the light only at the center spot of
the LCD monitor.
1
2
3
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting
Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired light-measuring
mode from the light-measuring mode
(EXP MEASURE) menu.
: Multi-section light-measuring
: Center light-measuring
: Spot light-measuring
EXP MEASURE
MULTI
Press the SET button.
h This completes the light-measuring
mode setting.
h When spot light-measuring is
selected, the light-measuring spot
mark
appears in the center of
the LCD monitor.
Light-measuring spot mark
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WHITE BALANCE SETTING
This digital camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most
lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or
change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set.
1
2
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired white balance setting from the white balance menu.
: The digital camera will make the
white balance adjustment automatically based on the natural
and artificial light conditions. This
is the setting used in the auto
mode.
EXPERT
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
: For shooting outside on a sunny
day.
: For shooting outside on a cloudy
day.
: For shooting inside under fluorescent lighting.
: For shooting inside under incandescent lighting.
: For more accurate adjustment or
when the light source cannot be
specified.
Setting procedure
1 Select the
icon and press the SET button.
h The
icon moves to the left end of the line.
2 Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of paper, etc.),
and perform step 3.
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Press the SET button.
h This completes the white balance setting.
h Once the white balance setting is programmed for the
icon, it is
retained even if another white balance setting (
,
,
,
,
or
) is selected. If you changed to another setting, whenever you
select the
icon and press the SET button, the previously programmed setting is recalled.
HINT
To cancel the white balance setting
i Perform step 2, select
, and then press the SET button.
NOTE
To capture sepia-tone images
i In step 2 of step 2, instead of using a white card, use a blue card to set
the white balance. You can experiment and get different results by changing the card color to program the white balance.
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ISO SENSITIVITY SETTING
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to
the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a
fixed setting.
1
2
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting
Setting Screen (see page 94).
EXPERT
Select the desired ISO sensitivity
setting from the ISO sensitivity
menu.
ISO
AUTO
: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically (equivalent to ISO50 to 200
[video clip shooting mode:
ISO200 to 800]).
<Example: Still image
shooting mode>
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO50 equivalent (still image and sequential shots shooting modes only).
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO100 equivalent (still image and sequential shots shooting modes only).
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO200 equivalent.
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO400 equivalent.
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO800 equivalent (video clip shooting
mode only).
: Sets the sensitivity to ISO1600 equivalent (video clip shooting
mode only).
3
Press the SET button.
h This completes the ISO sensitivity setting.
HINT
i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set higher shutter speeds and
capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may
increase.
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ZOOM SETTINGS
Setting the optical zoom (video clip shooting only)
The optical zoom can be used during video clip photography, but the noise
from the zoom movement may be picked up by the microphone and be audible during playback. If you are bothered by this noise, you can disable the
optical zoom.
1
2
Set the camera to the video clip shooting mode (see page 41), and
display the EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired optical zoom
shooting setting from the optical
zoom menu.
: Optical zoom is disabled during
video clip recording.
EXPERT
OPTICAL ZOOM
OFF
: Optical zoom is enabled during
video clip recording.
3
Press the SET button.
h This completes the optical zoom setting.
HINT
i Even when the optical zoom setting is set to
, the zoom can be still
operated whenever the camera is not recording. This means that you an
use the zoom switch to compose the picture before actually beginning
recording.
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ZOOM SETTINGS
Setting the digital zoom
This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled.
1
2
Display an EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired digital zoom setting from the digital zoom menu.
: Digital zoom can be used.
: Digital zoom cannot be used.
3
EXPERT
DIGITAL ZOOM
ON
Press the SET button.
h This completes the digital zoom setting.
HINT
i The digital zoom does not function in the following situations:
When the resolution is set to
.
In the video clip shooting mode when the frame rate is set to
When the scene select function is set to
.
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EXPOSURE CORRECTION
When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker.
1
2
Set the camera to the EXPERT shooting mode (see page 94), and exit the
Shooting Setting Screen or Shooting
Information Screen (see page 113).
h Press the MENU button to exit the
Shooting Setting Screen or Shooting
Information Screen.
Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
h The
exposure
correction
bar
appears.
h At this point, you can press [] or
[] on the arrow button to adjust the
exposure.
Exposure correction bar
Exposure correction setting
Darker
Lighter
Pointer
HINT
i Exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases:
When the pointer is set to the center position.
After the shooting mode is changed.
When the BASIC mode is set.
When the selector dial is set to the other position.
After the power is turned off.
i The exposure setting numerical value is shown at the left end of the exposure bar. The exposure can be set to a value from –1.8EV to +1.8EV (AE
shift sequential: the standard exposure can be set within a range of
–0.6EV to +0.6EV).
i While exposure correction is active, the accessing indicator in the viewfinder flashes green.
i You can also correct the exposure by selecting the exposure correction
icon
on the Shooting Setting Screen.
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ADDING A VOICE MEMO
In the still image shooting mode, you can record up to approximately 10 seconds of sound (called a “voice memo”) when capturing the image.
1
2
Set the camera to the still image
shooting mode (see page 41), and
display the EXPERT Mode Shooting
Setting Screen (see page 94).
VOICE MEMO
OFF
Select the voice memo icon
from the voice memo menu, and
press the SET button.
: For no voice memo.
: For adding a voice memo.
3
Press the shutter release button to
capture the image, and then talk into
the microphone.
h During recording,
appears in
the upper right area of the LCD monitor.
h A voice memo of up to about 10 seconds can be recorded.
h If you finish recording within 10 seconds, press [] on the arrow button
to end recording.
h After recording has finished, the add
voice memo setting reverts to off.
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FLICKER-REDUCTION SETTING (VIDEO CLIP SHOOTING ONLY)
The flicker-reduction setting reduces the flicker that results when filming video
clips under fluorescent lights and the like where the background lighting pulsates at the frequency of the power supply. The flicker-reduction setting is set
for a frequency of 50 Hz.
1
2
Set the camera to the video clip shooting mode (see page 41), and
display the EXPERT Mode Shooting Setting Screen (see page 94).
Select the desired flicker-reduction
setting from the flicker-reduction
setting menu.
: Turns off the flicker-reduction setting.
FLICKER REDUCT
OFF
: Turns on the flicker-reduction setting.
3
Press the SET button.
h This completes the flicker-reduction setting.
HINT
i Note that although the flicker-reduction setting decreases the image flicker
that occurs under fluorescent lighting, the image quality may deteriorate
slightly.
i If the flicker-reduction setting is used outdoors on a very bright day, a halation effect may occur.
i If the flicker-reduction is set to
, then the ISO sensitivity setting (see
page 107) becomes fixed at
.
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SHOOTING SETTING INFORMATION DISPLAY (SHOOTING INFO SCREEN)
This Information Screen allows you to check the current settings while shooting.
To display
1
2
Put the digital camera in the shooting status.
Press the MENU button for at least 1 second.
h The Shooting Information Screen appears.
To exit
<When using the LCD monitor>
i Press the MENU button.
<When not using the LCD monitor>
i Press the MENU button, or wait 5 seconds.
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Shooting Info Screen
Number of images remaining
(or remaining shooting time)
INFO
k Still image shooting mode
h BASIC mode
Flash
setting*
h EXPERT mode
Zoom bar
Remaining battery
pack charge indication
k Sequential shots shooting mode
h BASIC mode
1 Resolution setting
2 Focus area setting
3 Digital zoom setting
4 Self-timer setting
5 Light-measuring mode setting
6 Compression rate setting
7 Voice memo setting
8 ISO sensitivity setting
9 White balance setting
0 Exposure correction setting
A Scene select setting
B Focus range setting
C Optical zoom setting
D Frame rate setting
E Flicker-reduction setting
*In the sequential shots shooting
mode, the sequential shots settings are shown.
i All the icons never appear at the
same time.
h EXPERT mode
k Video clip shooting mode
h BASIC mode
h EXPERT mode
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EXPERT MODE PLAYBACK
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ABOUT THE EXPERT MODE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS
In addition to the playback functions available in the BASIC mode, in EXPERT
mode playback you can also edit and process images, change the print settings, and more.
Displaying and exiting the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screens
To display
1
2
Set the camera to the desired playback mode (see page 72).
Set the camera to the EXPERT mode (see page 79).
h The EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen for the shooting mode
you selected in step 1 appears.
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Expert Mode Playback Setting Screens
EXPERT
PROTECT
PROTECT
PROTECT
Change image
protect setting
Change image
protect setting
Change image
protect setting
DPOF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Data protect setting
Data erase
Volume control
Audio dubbing
Resize
Rotate image
Print settings
Slideshow settings and playback
9 Copy image
0 HELP display
A Remaining battery pack
charge
Not displayed when the remaining battery pack charge is near
full or when the AC adapter (sold
separately) is used.
i Icons 7 and 8 on the Still Image Playback Setting Screen, and icon 8 on
the Sequential Shots Playback Setting Screen are displayed when you
press [] or [k] on the arrow button to scroll down the screen.
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SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK
Images can be automatically played back in slideshow fashion. Voice memos
recorded with images are also played back at the same time.
1
2
Set the camera to the desired playback mode (see page 72), and display the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen (see page 79).
Select the slideshow icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Slideshow Screen appears.
TIME and EFFECT setting (still
image/sequential shots playback
modes only)
1 Select “TIME” or “EFFECT”, press
the SET button.
2 Press [] or [k] on the arrow button
to select the desired setting.
3 Press the SET button.
EXPERT
Auto images
playback
DPOF
SLIDESHOW
SLIDESHOW
TIME
4S
EFFECT
OFF
START
EXIT
<Example: Still image
playback mode>
3
Select “START”, and press the SET button.
h The playback order and playback operations are the same as step 3
on page 93.
NOTE
If the recorded voice memo is longer than the set slide time...
i The voice memo is played to the end, after which the next image is displayed.
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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
The size of a still image that has already been captured at a resolution of
or more can be changed to 640 × 480 pixels or 320 × 240 pixels. The resized
image is saved as a separate image.
1
2
Display the still image whose size you want to change.
Display the EXPERT Mode Playback
Setting Screen (see page 79).
Change image
resolution
RESIZE
3
Select the resize icon
, and press
the SET button.
h The Resize Screen appears.
RESIZE
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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
4
Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the new image size.
: The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.
: The saved image will be 320 × 240 pixels.
: Return to the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen.
5
6
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm Size Change Screen
appears.
640X480
RESIZE?
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h Resizing begins.
h When resizing is completed, you are
returned to the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen.
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ROTATING AN IMAGE
Captured images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.
1
Display the still or sequential shots image you want to rotate.
2
Display the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen (see page 79).
3
4
Select the rotate image icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Rotate Image Screen appears.
: Rotates image clockwise 90
degrees
Rotate image
: Rotates image
wise 90 degrees
ROTATE
counterclock-
Select the rotate right icon
or rotate left icon
, and press the SET
button.
h Each time the SET button is
pressed, the image is rotated
another 90 degrees.
ROTATE
RIGHT
LEFT
EXIT
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PRINT SETTINGS (DPOF SETTINGS) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your digital camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering digital print services. Moreover, this digital camera is DPOF-compatible, so
you can use the digital camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not
the date is displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.
1
Set the camera to the still image
playback mode, and display the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen
(see page 79).
Specify print
order
DPOF
2
Select the print setting icon DPOF ,
and press the SET button.
h The Print Settings Screen appears.
ALL
IMAGES:
The specified print settings apply to all the still
images on the card (see
page 123).
EACH
IMAGE:
The print settings are
specified for each individual image (see page 123).
INDEX:
All the still images are printed
as miniature images (thumbnail images), several images
on one print (see page
125).
ALL
CLEAR:
Clear all the print settings
(see page 127).
This cannot be selected if
no print settings have been
made for the image.
EXIT:
Return to the Still Image
Playback Setting Screen.
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EACH IMAGE
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HINT
i To have the digital print service shop print out a still image from a sequential shots sequence or video clip, you must first copy the image and save it
as a still image (see page 130).
About the DPOF format
i DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a print order format. It enables highly
efficient printing from digital cameras and allows DPOF-compatible digital
cameras to print out to DPOF-compatible printers.
About the finished prints
i Images that have been rotated will be printed in their original orientation.
i The quality of the print output will differ depending on the print service and
printer used.
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PRINT SETTINGS (DPOF SETTINGS) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
Specifying date imprinting and print quantities
You can specify print settings for each individual image (EACH IMAGE), or
apply the print settings to all the images on the card (ALL IMAGES).
Printing out one image on one sheet is called a “standard print.” With the
standard print, you can specify how many copies you want to print out, as well
as whether you want the date displayed on the print.
1
2
Display the Print Settings Screen.
Select EACH IMAGE or ALL IMAGES.
DPOF PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
3
ALL
IMAGES:
The set print settings are
applied to all the still
images on the card.
EACH
IMAGE:
The set print settings are
applied only to the image
currently displayed.
Press the SET button.
h If EACH IMAGE was selected,
press the [] or [] arrow button to
display the desired image to print.
SETTING:
Set the print settings.
EXIT:
Return to the Print Setting Screen.
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INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
DPOF ALL IMAGES
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Select “SETTING”, and press the
SET button.
h The Date/Number Print Screen
appears.
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DPOF ALL IMAGES
DATE
NO
COPIES
0
Specify whether the date is disEXIT
played on the print, and the number
of prints.
<Specifying dated prints>
<Date/Number Print Screen>
1 Press the [] or [k] arrow button to
select “DATE”
2 Press the SET button.
DPOF ALL IMAGES
h The Print Date Screen appears.
3 Press [] or [k] to select the
DATE
YES
desired option.
YES:
Print the date.
NO:
Do not print the date.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/
Number Print Screen.
<Specifying the number of prints>
1 Press the [] or [k] arrow button to DPOF ALL IMAGES
select “COPIES”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Print Number Screen
COPIES
appears.
3 Press [] or [k] to specify the number of prints.
h Press [] or [k] until the desired
number of prints is displayed.
4 Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Date/Number Print Screen.
1
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PRINT SETTINGS (DPOF SETTINGS) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
6
Select “EXIT” and press the SET button.
h The Confirm Print Settings Screen
appears.
If the print settings are correct:
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
To modify the print settings:
Select “SETTING”, and press the
SET button.
To clear the print settings:
Select “CANCEL”, and press the
SET button.
DPOF ALL IMAGES
DATE
COPIES
YES
1
SETTING
CANCEL
EXIT
Index print
Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print.” This is
convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.
1
Display the Print Settings Screen
(see page 123).
DPOF PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
2
Select “INDEX”.
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
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Press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
YES: Specify an index print copy.
NO: Specify no index print copy.
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h This completes the setting for the
index print. You are returned to the
Print Settings Screen.
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DPOF INDEX PRINT
YES
NO
Modifying the print settings
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 3 on page 123.
Select “SETTING”, and press the
SET button.
h The Date/Number Print Screen
appears.
h Following the procedures in step 5
on page 124, use the arrow button to
select the setting(s) you want to
modify, and change the setting. The
rest of the procedure is the same as
step 6 on page 125.
DPOF EACH IMAGE
DATE
COPIES
YES
1
SETTING
CANCEL
EXIT
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PRINT SETTINGS (DPOF SETTINGS) (STILL IMAGES ONLY)
Clearing the print settings
1
Display the Print Settings Screen
(see page 123).
DPOF PRINT SETTING
ALL IMAGES
2
3
Select “ALL CLEAR”.
Press the SET button.
h The Confirm All Clear
appears.
YES:
NO:
4
EACH IMAGE
INDEX
ALL CLEAR
EXIT
Screen
Clear the print settings for all
images.
Cancel the clear procedure
and return to the Print Settings
Screen.
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h All the print settings are cleared and
you are returned to the Print Settings Screen.
DPOF ALL CLEAR
DPOF
5 DATE INDEX
YES
NO
HINT
i The current print setting for each image can be checked on the Playback
info Screen.
INFO
Example: 5 standard prints with
date display and an index print
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ADDING A VOICE MEMO (STILL IMAGES AND SEQUENTIAL SHOTS ONLY)
You can add a voice memo to a still image or sequential shots image previously recorded.
1
2
Display the still image (or sequential shots image) to which you want
to add a voice memo.
Display the EXPERT Mode Playback
Setting Screen (see page 79).
Add voice memo
to image
ADD AUDIO
<Example: Still image playback
mode>
3
Select the add audio icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Add Audio Setup Screen
appears.
h If the image already has a voice
memo recorded, the audio playback
icon
appears on the image.
ADD AUDIO
SHUTTER FOR REC
BACK TO MENU
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ADDING A VOICE MEMO (STILL IMAGES AND SEQUENTIAL SHOTS ONLY)
4
Press the shutter release button.
h Voice memo recording starts when
the shutter release button is
pressed.
Talk into the microphone on the digital camera.
h A voice memo of up to about
10 seconds can be recorded.
h If you finish recording within
10 seconds, press [k] on the arrow
button to end recording.
h While the voice memo is being
recorded, RECORDING and
are displayed.
Shutter release
button
Microphone
REC (recording) indicator
Recording time
ADD AUDIO
RECORDING
HINT
i For still images, you can also add a voice memo immediately after capturing an image (see page 111).
i After a voice memo has been added to an image, you cannot erase only
the voice memo. When the image is erased, the attached voice memo is
also erased.
i If a voice memo is added to an image that already has a voice memo, the
new recording will replace the previous one.
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COPYING IMAGES (SEQUENTIAL SHOTS, VIDEO CLIPS ONLY)
You can select one image from a sequential shots sequence or one image
(scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a still image (the original data
remains unchanged).
1
2
Display the desired image from a sequential shots folder or a video clip.
Display the EXPERT Mode Playback
Setting Screen (see page 79).
Copy image
COPY
<Example: Sequential shots
playback mode>
3
Select the copy icon
, and press
the SET button.
h The Copy Screen appears with
“YES” selected.
YES:
The image is copied and saved
as a still image (the original
data is left unchanged).
EXIT: The copy procedure is canceled, and you are returned to
the EXPERT Mode Playback
Setting Screen.
4
COPY
COPY?
YES
EXIT
Press the SET button.
h The image is copied.
h Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button, or press the MENU button,
to return to the EXPERT Mode Playback Setting Screen.
HINT
To select a different image (frame) in step 3...
i Press [] or [] on the arrow button.
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IMAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY (PLAYBACK INFO SCREEN)
On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when an
image was captured.
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
A
B
C
D
E
Display the desired image.
Press the MENU button for at least 1 second.
h The Playback Information Screen appears.
h If the MENU button is pressed again, the Playback Information Screen
is exited.
Resolution
Exposure correction setting
Print settings
Compression rate
Protect setting
Location of data (folder
number) and image number
Data size
Voice memo indicator
Shutter speed
Aperture
Focus distance
Remaining battery pack
charge
Date and time of image
Playback time
Frame rate setting
INFO
DPOP
<Still image playback mode>
INFO
<Sequential shots playback mode>
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INFO
<Video Clip playback mode>
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OPTION SETTING MODE
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ABOUT THE OPTION SETTING MODE SCREEN
With the option setting mode, you can adjust the various settings related to
camera operation, reformat a card, and more.
Displaying and exiting the Option Setting Mode Screen
1
Set the selector dial to [
].
h The Option Setting Mode Screen
appears.
h If the Option Setting Mode Screen
does not appear, press [] on the
arrow button twice.
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
To exit
1
Set the selector dial to a setting other than [
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Option Setting Mode Screen
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
LCD BRIGHTNESS
USB SETTING
RESET SETTINGS
1 Date and time setting
2 Operation sound (beep)
settings
3 Guidance settings
4 Language
5 TV system
6
7
8
9
0
A
Card reformat
Power save function
File number reset
LCD monitor brightness
USB settings
Reset settings
i Icons 7 to A are displayed when you press [] or [k] on the arrow button
to scroll down the screen.
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
The digital camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording
is taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set.
MENU button
Arrow button
SET
button
Example: To set the clock to 7:30 p.m. on December 23, 2003
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the clock set icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The CLOCK SET menu appears.
h The current date and time settings
appear.
h Follow the procedures below to
enable or disable the date display
during playback, to set the display
format for the date, and to set the
date and time.
h To return to the Option Setting Mode
Screen, press the MENU button, or
select “EXIT” and press the SET button.
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
<Example: Shooting Options
Screen>
CLOCK SET
DATE
TIME
DISP
EXIT
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Set the date.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“DATE”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Screen appears.
3 Press the arrow button to set the
date to “2003/12/23”.
h Year setting → [] → Month setting → [] → Day setting.
h Press [] to increase the number.
h Press [k] to decrease the number.
4 Press the SET button.
Set the clock.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“TIME”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Time Screen appears.
3 Press the arrow button to set the
time to “19:30”.
h Hour setting → [] → Minute setting.
h A 24-hour clock is used for the
time display.
4 Press the SET button.
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DATE
CLOCK SET
TIME
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DATE AND TIME SETTING
5
Set the order in which the date is displayed during playback.
1 Press the arrow button to select
“DISP”.
2 Press the SET button.
h The Set Date Format Screen
appears.
3 Press [] or [k].
h When [] is pressed, the displayed date order changes as follows:
year/month/day
month/day/year
h Press [k] to change in the
reverse order.
h If “DISP OFF” is selected, the
date the image was captured is
not shown during playback.
4 Press the SET button.
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DISP
day/month/year
Y/M/D
DISP OFF (no display)
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Select “EXIT”, and press the SET
button.
h The date and time setting is completed, and you are returned to the
Option Setting Mode screen.
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CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
NOTE
i Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an internal battery will maintain the date and time settings. However, there is a
small chance the settings may be lost. (The backup will last for about 7
days.) It is recommended to check that the date and time settings are still
correct after replacing the battery pack and before shooting or recording of
any type (follow steps 1 and 2).
To correct the date and time settings
i After steps 1 and 2, press [k] on the arrow button to select the line of the
setting that you want to change, and press [] to select that setting. Then
press [] or [k] to set the new setting.
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OPERATION SOUNDS SETTING
This setting allows you to set whether or not a confirming audio signal sounds
when the operation buttons (shutter release button, SET button, MODE button, MENU button, etc.) are pressed.
Display the Operation Sounds Screen
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the BEEP icon
, and press
the SET button.
h The Set Operation Sounds Screen
appears.
MUTE:
Mute or enable the operation
sounds and audio guide.
TURN ON/OFF:
Mute or enable the sound that is
produced when the power is
turned on or off.
SHUTTER:
Select the sound that is produced when the shutter release
button is pressed, or when a
photo is taken using the selftimer.
KEY SW:
Select the sound that is produced when the SET button,
MENU button, etc. are pressed.
EXIT:
Return to the Option Setting
Mode Screen.
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OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
OPERATION BEEP
MUTE
OFF
TURN ON/OFF
ON
SHUTTER
OFF
KEY SW
OFF
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Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the desired option,
and then press SET button.
<If MUTE or TURN ON/OFF is selected>
h The screen to turn the operation sounds on or off appears.
h Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
MUTE
ON:
The operation sounds and audio guide are muted.
OFF:
The operation sounds and audio guide are enabled.
TURN ON/OFF
ON:
Activates the operational sounds when the camera is turned
on or off.
OFF:
Deactivates the operational sounds when the camera is
turned on or off.
<If SHUTTER or KEY SW is selected>
h The screen to select the operation sounds appears.
h Select from 9 different sounds (A to H, and
) for the SHUTTER
sound, and from 8 different sounds (A to H) for the KEY SW sound.
h You can press the shutter release button to preview the selected
operation sound.
h If OFF is selected, no sound is produced.
h Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
HINT
i The volume of the operation sounds cannot be adjusted.
NOTE
About the MUTE setting
i If the MUTE function is set to “ON”, the audio guide is also muted.
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GUIDANCE FUNCTIONS
You can set whether or not the help display is shown on the LCD monitor, the
audio guide giving verbal operation instructions is enabled, and the camera
light illuminates.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the guidance icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Set Guidance Screen appears.
HELP DISP: Enable or disable the
HELP messages display.
AUDIO
GUIDE:
Adjust the volume of the
audio guide. When set to
“OFF”, the audio guide is
muted.
ILLUMINA- Enable or disable the illuTION:
mination light.
EXIT:
3
Cancel the setting mode,
and return to the Option
Setting Mode Screen.
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
PS POWER SAVE
GUIDANCE
HELP DISP
ON
AUDIO GUIDE
MEDIUM
ILLUMINATION
ON
EXIT
Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the desired setting,
and press the SET button.
h Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the setting, and press
the SET button.
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LANGUAGE
You can set the LCD monitor of your digital camera to display the messages
in any of several languages.
1
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
PS POWER SAVE
2
Select the language icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Language Screen appears.
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH
DEUTSCH: Select for German.
ENGLISH
ENGLISH:
Select for English.
ESPAÑOL
ESPAÑOL:
Select for Spanish.
FRANCAIS
FRANCAIS: Select for French.
ITALIANO:
3
ITALIANO
Select for Italian.
:
Select for Japanese.
:
Select for Korean.
:
Select for Chinese
(traditional).
:
Select for Chinese
(simplified).
Select the desired language, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Option Setting Mode Screen.
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TV SYSTEM SETTING
This setting is to specify the type of image signal that is output from the
camera’s DIGITAL/AV terminal.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the TV system icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The TV System Setting Screen
appears.
CLOCK SET
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
NTSC: Output NTSC video signals
PAL:
3
Output PAL video signals
Select the appropriate TV system,
and press the SET button.
TV SYSTEM
NTSC
PAL
CAUTION
i If the TV system setting is not correct for the connected TV, you will not be
able to view the images on the TV.
i No image appears on the camera’s LCD monitor when the dedicated AV
cable is connected to the camera’s DIGITAL/AV terminal (see page 171).
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POWER SAVE SETTING
Your camera has a “power save” function whereby the power automatically
turns off after a specified period of inactivity. The power save function works
to conserve the battery pack power when the camera is not being used, or to
prevent the battery pack from dying if the camera has accidentally been left
on. You can specify the elapsed time (standby time) before the power save
function is activated.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode Screen (see page 133).
Select the power save icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Power Save Setting Screen
appears.
BATT/CAM: Set the standby time for
the
shooting
modes
when the battery pack is
used.
BATT/PB:
Set the standby time for
the
playback
modes
when the battery pack is
used.
EXT.PWR/
CAM.PB:
Set the standby time for
the shooting and playback modes when the AC
adapter is connected.
EXIT:
Return to the Option Setting Mode Screen.
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
POWER SAVE
POWER SAVE
1 min
BATT/CAM
BATT/PB
5 min
EXT.PWR/CAM.PB
10 min
EXIT
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POWER SAVE SETTING
3
4
5
Press [] or [k] on the arrow button to select the desired option.
Press the SET button.
h The Set Standby Time Screen
appears.
POWER SAVE
BATT/CAM
1 min
Press [] or [k] on the arrow button
to set the standby time.
[]: Increases the standby time.
[k]: Decreases the standby time.
6
<Example: When “BATT/
Press the SET button.
CAM” is selected>
h The standby time is set, and you are
returned to the Power Save Setting
Screen.
HINT
i The standby times for the BATT/PB and EXT.PWR/CAM.PB settings also
apply to the power save function in the option mode.
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ASSIGNING FILE NAMES
If a reformatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the captured
image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again begin from
0001. This is because the file number reset function is set to ON, and consequently it results in more than one card containing images with the same
numbers. By setting the file number reset function to OFF, even if the card is
reformatted or the card is replaced with another card, the consecutive numbering of file names continues from the last number recorded by the camera.
<File number reset function ON>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 00020012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 00020012, 0013
<File number reset function OFF>
Card A
File name (image number)
0001, 00020012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
00014, 000150025, 0026
i If Card B already has image data in it when it replaces Card A, file names
are assigned as follows.
h When the highest image number on Card B (before replacing) is lower
than the highest image number on Card A: the file name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card A.
Card A
0001, 00020012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
0001, 0002, 00014, 000150025, 0026
Previously recorded images
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ASSIGNING FILE NAMES
i When the highest image number on Card B (before replacing) is higher
than the highest image number on Card A: the file name of the next
recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card B.
Card A
0001, 00020012, 0013
Replace card
Card B
00020, 00021, 00022, 00023, 00024, 0025, 0026
Previously recorded images
1
2
3
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the file number reset icon
.
Press the SET button.
h The File Number Reset Screen
appears.
ON:
The file number reset function
is on.
OFF:
The file number reset function
is off.
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
PS POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
FILE NO. RESET
ON
OFF
4
Select “OFF”, and press the SET button.
h The file number reset function is deactivated.
NOTE
i Until the file number reset function is turned ON, consecutive file names
are assigned. It is recommended that the file number reset function be
returned to ON at the end of each photography session.
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LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted.
1
2
3
4
Display the Option Setting Mode Screen (see page 133).
Select the monitor brightness icon
, and press the SET button.
h The Monitor Brightness Screen
appears.
Press the [] or [] arrow button.
h Pressing [] makes the screen
darker, and pressing [] makes it
lighter.
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
PS POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
LCD BRIGHTNESS
LCD BRIGHTNESS
Press the SET button.
h You are returned to the Option Setting Mode Screen.
ADJUST
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SETTING THE USB
Two modes--the card reader mode and the PC camera mode--are available
for the USB connection function.
Card reader mode: To use your camera as the computer’s external drive.
PC camera mode: To use your camera as a PC camera.
Select the correct mode according to your purpose for connecting your camera to the computer.
1
2
Display the Option Setting Mode Screen (see page 133).
Select the USB setting icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The USB Setting Screen appears.
[CARD
READER]:
Set to the card reader
mode.
[PC CAMERA]: Set to the PC camera
mode.
3
USB SETTING
CARD READER
PC CAMERA
Select the mode that corresponds to your intended use, and press
the SET button.
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RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
The settings that were changed on all the setting screens can be reset to the
factory-preset settings.
1
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
REFORMAT
2
Select the reset settings icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Reset Settings Screen appears.
YES:
Reset to the factory-preset settings.
NO:
Do not change the settings,
and return to the Option Setting Mode Screen.
PS POWER SAVE
FILE NO. RESET
LCD BRIGHTNESS
USB SETTING
RESET SETTINGS
RESET SETTINGS
YES
3
NO
Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h The camera settings are reset to the
factory-preset settings.
HINT
i Note that the following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date and time setting
Language setting
TV system setting
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FORMATTING A CARD
The supplied card must be formatted with this camera. In addition, a card
must be formatted with this camera:
i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or
i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera.
For more information on handling the cards, see “Cautions when handling the
cards” on page 24.
The card cannot be reformatted if the write-protect tab is set to the “LOCK”
position. Proceed with the reformat procedure after setting the tab to the
unlocked position (see page 25).
1
2
3
4
5
Display the Option Setting Mode
Screen (see page 133).
Select the reformat icon
.
Press the SET button.
h The Reformat Screen appears.
OPERATION BEEP
GUIDANCE
LANGUAGE
TV SYSTEM
REFORMAT
PS POWER SAVE
<Setting Options Screen>
Select “YES”.
REFORMAT
Press the SET button.
h Reformatting begins.
h During reformatting, “REFORMAT”
and “DO NOT POWER OFF” are
shown on the LCD monitor.
h When reformatting is finished, you
are returned to the Option Setting
Mode Screen.
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CAUTION
Caution during reformatting
i Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during reformatting.
Reformatting erases the data
i When a card is reformatted, all data recorded on the card is erased.
Protected data (see page 82) is also erased, so before reformatting a card,
any data you want to keep should be copied to your personal computer’s
hard disk or other storage medium.
HINT
To cancel reformatting
i In step 4, select “NO”, and press the SET button. You are returned to the
Option Setting Mode Screen.
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CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY
You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording
time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of
images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of
Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time” on page 196 and
197.
Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time
1
Set the selector dial to [ ], and set Remaining number of images
the camera to the desired shooting
mode.
h The remaining number of images
appears in the upper right of the
LCD monitor (for the still image and
sequential shots shooting modes).
h The remaining video recording time
appears in the upper right of the
LCD monitor (for the video clip
shooting mode).
h The remaining number of images <Still image shooting mode>
and video recording time will differ
depending on the resolution and
compression settings.
h When the remaining number of
images or the remaining video
recording time is “0”, you cannot
capture any more images. To capture more images, either install a
new card, or save the images to a
computer (see page 157) and then
erase them (see page 83) from the
card.
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i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording
time is “0”, it may be possible to capture a few more images by changing
the shooting mode, setting a lower resolution setting (see page 61), or
selecting a different compression setting (see page 101).
Remaining number of images
Remaining time (min:sec)*
*Depending on the card capacity, hr:min:sec
<Sequential shots shooting mode>
<Video clip shooting mode>
Checking the remaining audio recording time
1
Display the Option Fun Mode Screen
(see page 87).
AUDIO REC
AUDIO PLAYBACK
SLIDESHOW
2
Press the arrow button to select the
audio recording icon
, and press
the SET button.
h The Audio Recording Screen
appears, and the remaining recording time appears in the upper right of
the LCD monitor.
Remaining time (min:sec)*
AUDIO REC
SHUTTER FOR REC
BACK TO MENU
* Depending on the card capacity,
hr:min:sec
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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE
When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be
checked on the LCD monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery pack
operation, see page 195.
1
Display a Shooting or Playback InforINFO
mation Screen (see pages 113 and
131).
h The battery pack remaining charge
indicator appears in the lower right
corner of the LCD monitor.
h
and
(flashing) will appear
even when the Shooting Information
Screen or Playback Information
Screen is not displayed.
Remaining charge indicator
h Due to the battery pack characteristics, when the ambient temperature
is low,
may appear early for an incorrect indication of the remaining charge. Also, depending on the conditions of use of the digital
camera or the ambient conditions (temperature, etc.), the indicated
remaining charge may change. Therefore, this indication can only be
used as a general approximation of the remaining charge.
Information Screen
Information
Screen
When Information
Screen is not
displayed
Battery pack remaining charge
No indication
Approx. full.
No indication
Power is low.
It will soon be impossible to capture or play
back images.
If this icon flashes when the shutter release
button is pressed, images cannot be captured. If it flashes while a video clip is being
edited, the editing cannot be performed.
Recharge the battery pack.
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HINT
i If any data is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack
charge on the Playback Information Screen.
i Use only the supplied or separately sold battery pack in this camera.
i Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type.
i Depending on the usage of the digital camera (such as the number of
times the flash is used, the use of the LCD monitor, etc.) or the environmental conditions (temperature, etc.) the number of images that can be
saved on a fully charged battery pack will vary greatly.
NOTE
i It is recommended that you prepare an extra battery pack(s) when taking
pictures at a wedding or while traveling, for example, so you don’t miss
capturing images of important moments due to the battery pack power running out. The same is recommended for taking photos in cold environments. (In a ski area, for example, the battery pack can be kept warm in
your pocket until ready to use.)
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
I
index
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Your captured images can be copied to the hard disk of a personal computer,
or can be printed by a digital print service or with a printer. For copying to a
personal computer, please refer to the instruction manual accompanying the
provided CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack). For printing, use a digital print service or access a network print service.
Using the camera as your computer’s external drive
1
2
Set the USB setting to the card reader mode (see page 149).
Using the supplied dedicated USB interface cable, connect the camera connector to the camera and the computer connector to the
proper terminal on your computer.
To the DIGITAL/AV terminal
To USB port
Dedicated USB interface cable (supplied)
h Please connect the dedicated USB interface cable to your computer’s
USB connector. Do not connect it to the USB port on your monitor or
keyboard, or to the USB hub. Be especially careful when installing the
driver software. In some instances, it may not be possible to correctly
install the driver software.
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Set the selector dial to [
].
h The camera can now be used as a
card reader.
h More information about these operations can be found in the instruction
manual accompanying the included
Sanyo Utility Software.
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Selector dial
NOTE
i When the digital camera is set to the PC connection mode, no image is
shown on the LCD monitor.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Data file formats
The format of the files saved on the card and the method in which the file
names are determined are explained below.
Type of data Data format
Still image
JPEG
data
Voice memo WAVE
data
Sequential
shots data
JPEG
File name structure
File name begins with SANY.
Extension is “.jpg”.
Same file name as corresponding still image
or sequential shots data.
Extension is “.wav”. SANY****.wav
File name begins with SEQT.
Extension is “.jpg”.
SEQT****.jpg
Sequential number (2 digits)
Sequential shots folder number
Video clip
data
QuickTime
Movie
Audio
recording
data
WAVE
File name begins with VCLP.
Extension is “.mov”.
VCLP****.mov*
File name begins with SUND.
Extension is “.wav”.
SUND****.wav*
*: Consecutive numbers assigned in the order the data was saved.
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Configuration of directories for the stored data
Folder number
Image
number
(Location of
DPOF files)
* Up to 999 still images, 99 sequential shot folders, 999 video clips, and 999 audio recordings
can be stored in folder 100SANDS. If more
files are made, a folder named 101SANDS will
be made and they will be stored in there. New
folders will then be named in sequence, i.e.,
102SANDS, 103SANDS, etc.
Image number
Sound number
NOTE
Do not modify the folders and file names in the card using your computer
i If the folders, file names, or their configuration is modified using a personal
computer, it will be impossible to play back the data using the digital camera, and the digital camera may not operate properly.
Concerning video clip data saved by the digital camera
i You can use QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or later from Apple to play back the video
clips.
QuickTime5 for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the included
CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack).
About file names when the card is replaced...
i If the file number reset function is set to off, even when the card is
replaced, consecutive numbering of folder numbers and file names continues from the previously installed card (see page 146).
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Using the camera as a PC camera
By connecting your digital camera to a personal computer, you can broadcast
(photograph, use as a TV telephone, etc.) images taken with your camera
over the Internet (PC camera function).
1
2
3
Set the USB setting to the PC camera mode (see page 149).
Connect the digital camera to a personal computer.
h The connection procedure is the same as step 2 on page 157.
Set the selector dial to [
].
h For the rest of the procedure, please refer to the instruction manual for
the application software you are using for the PC camera.
CAUTION
i The PC camera function can be used only with computers in which Windows XP was preinstalled.
i The zoom cannot be used with the PC camera function. Moreover, only
images can be recorded; audio data cannot be recorded.
i Although your camera can shoot at a maximum rate of 15 frames per second, the rate at which you can broadcast in the PC camera mode may be
less than this depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
i When the camera is turned off, the USB setting changes to the card reader
mode.
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DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT)
Your digital camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the digital
camera directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the digital camera’s LCD
monitor can be used to select images and initiate printing.
Print preparations
1
2
Install the card containing the images you want to print in the digital
camera.
Use the supplied USB interface cable to connect the camera to the
printer.
To USB port
To the DIGITAL/AV terminal
USB interface cable
3
Turn on the power to the printer.
NOTE
Do not turn off the power to the printer while it is connected.
i If the power to the printer is turned off while it is connected, the camera
may not operate correctly. If the camera does not operate correctly, disconnect the dedicated USB interface cable, turn off the camera, and then
reconnect the cable.
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DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT)
4
Set the main switch to [ ], and turn
on your camera.
h The camera switches to the PictBridge printing mode, and the Printing Mode Screen appears.
PRINTING MODE
ONE IMAGE
Print this image
CAUTION
i During PictBridge printing, the camera’s button operation response is
slower.
i If the camera is powered by batteries for printing, make sure that the
remaining battery charge is sufficient (see page 155).
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To select one image and print it (print select image)
Procedure to select one still image and print it.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (see
page 162).
Select the choose print image icon
, and press the SET button.
h The screen to select images for
printing appears.
ONE IMAGE
1
COPIES
PRINT
EXIT
Press the [] or [] arrow button to
display the image you wish to print.
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DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT)
4
5
Specify the number of prints.
1 Select “COPIES”, and press the
SET button.
2 Press the [] or [k] arrow button to
set the number of prints.
3Press the SET button.
h “PRINT” is selected.
PRINT THIS IMAGE
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
NOTE
To cancel printing
1 During printing, press the [k] arrow button.
h The Confirm Cancel Printing Screen appears.
2 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.
h If “NO” is selected, printing resumes.
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To print all the images (print all)
Print all of the images on the card.
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (see page 162).
Select the all images print icon
,
and press the SET button.
h The Print All Images Screen
appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
ALL IMAGES
PRINT
EXIT
NOTE
Printing is not possible if there are more than 999 still images in the
card.
i Delete unwanted images before printing.
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DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT)
Thumbnail prints (index print)
1
2
3
Complete the print preparations (see
page 162).
Select the index print icon
, and
press the SET button.
h The Index Print Screen appears.
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
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To print the images that are set to print (print reserved images)
Procedure to print all the images that are set to print (see page 121).
1
2
3
Make the print settings (see page
121), and complete the print preparations (see page 162).
Select the print reserved images icon
, and press the SET button.
h The Confirm Print Images Screen
appears.
CONFIRM IMAGES
PRINT
EXIT
Select “PRINT”, and press the SET
button.
h Printing begins.
h Printing begins about 1 minute after
the SET button is pressed.
HINT
i In step 2, if you press the [] or [] arrow button, you can confirm the
images that are set to print.
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DIRECT-PRINT (PictBridge PRINT)
To change the print settings and print images (change print settings)
Images are printed according to settings specified by the digital camera, such
as paper type, size, layout, printing quality, etc.
1
2
Complete the print preparations (see page 162).
Select the change print settings icon
, and press the SET button.
h The
Printer
Settings
Screen
appears.
MEDIA
TYPE:
Specify the type of
paper used for printing.
PAPER SIZE: Specify the size of
paper used for printing.
LAYOUT:
Specify how the images
are to be arranged on
the paper.
QUALITY:
Select the print quality
for the images.
DATE
STAMP:
Print the date the photo
was taken.
EXIT:
Return to the PictBridge
Screen.
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PRINTER SETTINGS
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER SIZE
LAYOUT
QUALITY
DATE STAMP
EXIT
PRINTER
PRINTER
PRINTER
PRINTER
PRINTER
VALUE
VALUE
VALUE
VALUE
VALUE
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Adjust the printer settings.
1 Press the [] or [k] arrow button to select the printer setting parameter, and press the SET button.
h The screen to set the selected parameter appears.
2 Press the [] or [k] arrow button to adjust the setting, and press the
SET button.
h The selected parameter is set, and you are returned to the Printer
Settings Screen.
h Follow the same procedure to adjust the other parameters, as
desired.
h The contents of the settings that can be made for each parameter
will differ depending on the printer.
<When “PRINTER SETTINGS” is selected>
h The images will be printed according to the setting specified on
the printer side.
Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
h You are returned to the PictBridge Screen.
HINT
i The printer setting parameters will differ depending on the printer that is
connected.
i To use printer functions which do not appear on your camera’s Printer Settings Screen, select “PRINTER SETTINGS”.
i If a function set by the camera is not available in the printer, the camera’s
printer setting will automatically change to “PRINTER SETTINGS”.
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CONNECTING TO A TV
By connecting the digital camera to a television set, you can view the LCD
monitor display on the TV screen.
Connections
Connect the supplied AV cable from the DIGITAL/AV terminal on the digital
camera to the AUDIO and VIDEO input terminals on the TV.
To the VIDEO
input
Yellow plug
terminal
To the DIGITAL AV terminal
AV cable (supplied)
To the
White plug
AUDIO
input terminal
Switch input to VIDEO
Playback
i After connecting the digital camera to the television, set the TV input switch
to VIDEO input.
i When an AV cable is connected, no image appears on the camera’s LCD
monitor.
i The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the LCD
monitor.
i The same playback procedure as when playing back with the camera is
used to play back voice memos and audio recordings as well.
i The sound output from the digital camera is monaural.
Voice memo playback: see page 74
Audio playback: see page 91
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CAUTION
i Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables.
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APPENDICES
I
index
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer
in this compilation of commonly asked questions.
Question
Why doesn’t the
power turn on?
Why is the battery
pack consumed
so quickly even
after it was fully
recharged?
Why doesn’t
recharging end?
Power
Answer
Due to cold
temperatures, the
battery pack
temporarily lost its
power.
The ambient
temperature is
very low.
Action
Place the digital
camera in your
pocket to warm it
up before using it.
The battery pack
life has expired.
Replace with a
new battery pack.
If this is not
effective, consult
your dealer.
Not a malfunction.
The 4 captured
images are
automatically
saved in a
sequential shots
folder.
Use a separately
sold AC adapter
(model VARG6EX for the
VPC-J2EX, model
VAR-G6E for the
VPC-J2EX [for
U.K.] and model
VAR-G6U for the
VPC-J2), or
replace the
battery pack with
a fully charged
one.
In the best select
shot mode, why
does the power
turns off during
operation?
The power save
function is
operating.
Why does the
icon
appear?
The remaining
battery pack
power is low.
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Keep the battery
pack in an
environment of 10
to 40°C.
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Question
While the flash is
recharging, why
does the LCD
monitor suddenly
turn off?
Shooting
Why isn’t the
image captured
when the shutter
release button is
pressed?
Why does the
accessing
indicator light
orange?
Why doesn’t the
flash operate?
Why doesn’t the
exposure of
captured images
in the AE shift
sequential shots
change?
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Answer
Battery pack
power is low,
activating the
function that
momentarily turns
off the LCD
monitor.
The accessing
indicator is lit
orange (data is
being recorded).
Recorded data is
being saved on
the card.
The digital
camera has
determined that
the image is bright
enough and the
flash is not
necessary.
The exposure
may not change
due to the
surrounding
brightness.
Action
Not a malfunction.
When the flash is
fully charged, the
LCD monitor will
turn on again.
Wait until the
accessing
indicator lights
green to capture
the image.
Not a malfunction.
Wait until the
accessing
indicator changes
to green before
capturing the
image.
Not a malfunction.
Capture the
image; the digital
camera will
determine when
the flash is
necessary.
This is not a
malfunction.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
During macro
photography, why
is the captured
image displaced
from the image as
seen through the
viewfinder?
Why can only the
ISO
sensitivity setting
be selected?
Shooting
Are the settings
retained even
after the camera
is turned off?
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Answer
Due to the
displacement
between the
camera lens and
the viewfinder, a
subject viewed
close up through
the viewfinder will
appear lower in
the captured
image.
The ISO
sensitivity setting
is fixed at
in
the following
case:
i In the video clip
shooting mode,
flickerreduction
is
set to on.
—
Action
Compose the
photo while
viewing the LCD
monitor.
Not a malfunction.
All settings except
the exposure
correction are
retained even
after the camera
is turned off. Set
the voice memo
and self-timer
settings each time
you take a photo;
however, if you
change the
settings but not
take the photo,
the settings are
retained even
after the camera
is turned off.
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Question
Which resolution
setting should I
use?
Answer
—
What is the
difference
between the
digital zoom and
the optical zoom?
—
Shooting
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Action
Select the
resolution setting
according to the
intended use:
or
:
Appropriate for
printing letter-size
or larger, and for
printing a close-up
of part of a photo
(trimming).
: For printing
standard photo
(photo service)
sizes.
: For photos
displayed on a
web page, or sent
as e-mail
attachments.
Because shooting
with the optical
zoom uses the
optics of a
physical lens, you
can shoot without
losing minute
details in the
image. The digital
zoom, on the
other hand, works
by magnifying a
portion of the
image that hits the
CCD sensor and
may produce a
coarser image.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why doesn’t the
digital zoom
move?
Shooting
How can I get the
distant view into
focus?
How can I take
photos using slow
synchro?
The video clip I
shot outdoors is
completely white.
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Answer
The digital zoom
does not work
when:
i The resolution
is set to
.
i In the video clip
shooting mode,
the frame rate
is set to
.
i The scene
select function
is set to
.
—
—
—
Action
i Set the
resolution to
or less.
i Set the frame
rate to
.
i Select a
different scene
select setting.
Set the focus
range to infinity
.
1 Set the scene
select setting
to night view
.
2 Set the flash
mode to a
mode other
than flash off
.
i In the forced
flash
mode, slow
synchro
shooting is
ensured.
Set the flickerreduction setting
to off
.
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Question
When used in cold
weather, why
does the image
seem to leave
traces as it
moves?
Why does the
displayed image
contain some red,
blue and green
dots, or black
spots are visible?
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Answer
Condition due to
the liquid crystals.
Action
Not a malfunction.
Spots that appear
in the LCD
monitor only
appear in the
monitor and will
not be recorded
with the images.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why is the image
too bright?
Answer
The subject was
too bright.
Why is the image
out of focus?
The focus is not
locked properly.
Why is a part of
the image
missing?
The image was
captured at close
range.
Why is there no
image (
is
shown)?
This may happen
when trying to
play back images
stored on a card
from a different
digital camera.
Viewing
images
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Action
When capturing
an image, devise
a way to
compensate for a
bright subject, for
example, by
changing the
shooting angle.
Hold the digital
camera correctly
and slowly press
the shutter
release button
halfway to lock the
focus. Then press
the shutter
release button all
the way to capture
the image.
When capturing
an image at close
range, use the
close-up
alignment
correction marks
or compose the
image using the
LCD monitor.
Play back images
stored on a card
using this digital
camera.
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Question
Why do vertical
stripes appear?
Why isn’t the
magnified image
clear?
Viewing
images
Why isn’t the
captured image
clear?
Why is a strange
sound heard
during video clip
playback?
Can I play back
image and sound
data that I edited
using my
computer?
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Answer
If a bright subject
is shot in the
video clip
shooting mode,
vertical stripes
may appear on
the LCD monitor
or in the image.
Due to the
characteristics of
the camera,
magnified images
appear less clear.
The image was
captured using
the digital zoom.
The sound of the
optical zoom
motor was
recorded.
—
Action
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
Not a malfunction.
We cannot
guarantee the
accurate playback
of data that has
been edited using
a computer.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Connecting
to a TV
Printing
Question
Why is there no
sound?
Why does a
message appear
during PictBridge
printing?
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Answer
The volume on
the TV is set to
the minimum.
Printer error.
Action
Adjust the volume
on the TV.
Please refer to the
instruction manual
for your printer.
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Question
Why is a noise
heard from a
nearby TV or
radio during
battery
recharging?
Why does the
“MEMORY FULL”
message appear?
Answer
Electromagnetic
waves are emitted
from the battery
charger.
Why does the
“CARD LOCKED”
message appear?
The write-protect
tab on the card is
in the locked
(protect) position.
A temporary
internal circuitry
problem may be
the cause.
Why can’t the
digital camera be
operated?
Misc.
Can I use my
digital camera
abroad?
There is no more
available memory
on the card.
—
Action
Move the battery
charger further
away from the TV
or radio when
recharging
batteries.
Erase
unnecessary data.
Use a card that
has more memory
available.
Move the
write-protect tab
to the unlocked
position.
Remove the
battery pack from
the digital camera,
wait a few
minutes, then
reinstall the
battery pack and
try again.
When the camera
is connected to a
TV, you can
switch the
camera’s video
output to NTSC or
PAL. If you have
questions about
using the battery
recharger and
power cord
abroad, please
consult with a
dealer near you
for advice.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question
Why does the
“SYSTEM
ERROR”
message appear?
Misc.
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Answer
A problem has
occurred within
the digital camera
or card.
Action
Check the
following items
1 Remove the
card and then
install it again.
Misc.
2 Remove the
batteries and
then install
them again.
3 Install a
different card.
If “SYSTEM
ERROR” still
appears after
performing the
above steps, then
take the digital
camera to the
dealer for service.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a
possible solution to the problem.
Problem
No power.
Cause
The battery
pack is dead.
The battery
pack has not
been inserted
correctly.
Power
The digital
camera turns
off by itself.
An image is
not captured
when the
shutter release
button is
pressed.
Shooting
The battery
compartment
cover is not
fully closed.
The power
save function
is operating.
The power is
not turned on.
Reference
page
Action
Change or
recharge the
battery pack.
Reinsert the
battery pack,
making sure to
orient it
correctly.
Close battery
compartment
cover properly.
Press the
MENU button,
or press the
shutter release
button once.
If the power
save function
has turned the
digital camera
off, then press
the MENU
button or press
once on the
shutter release
button to turn
the digital
camera back
on.
If the power is
turned off, turn
the selector
dial.
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36
36
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Problem
Cause
Action
An image is
not captured
when the
shutter release
button is
pressed.
The memory is
full (the
accessing
indicator lights
red, the
displayed
number of
remaining
images that
can be
captured
becomes “0”
on the LCD
monitor).
The flash off
mode is
selected.
Install a new
card.
Erase the
images that are
not necessary.
Save the
images to
separate
media, then
erase all the
images from
the card.
The flash does
not operate.
The shooting
mode is set to
a mode other
than the still
image shooting
mode.
The battery
pack is dead.
Shooting
A warning tone
(beep-beepbeep) sounds,
and it is not
possible to
take a picture
using the selftimer.
185 English
The lamp mode
is active.
The battery
pack is
consumed.
Set the flash to
automatic flash
mode or forced
flash mode.
Set the camera
to the still
image
shooting
mode.
Change or
recharge the
battery pack.
Set to a
different mode.
Install a
sufficiently
recharged
battery pack.
Reference
page
28
83, 153
68
41
28, 33
59
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Reference
page
Problem
Cause
Action
The add voice
memo setting
turned off.
An image was
captured with a
voice memo
added.
The optical
zoom has
moved to the
maximum
magnification
position.
The camera is
set to a mode
other than the
still image
shooting
mode.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is too
high.
The shutter
speed is slow.
Set the add
voice memo
function to ON
again.
Not a
malfunction.
Release the
zoom switch,
and press it
again.
Set the camera
to the still
image
shooting
mode.
During video
clip shooting,
the zoom
movement
stops
momentarily.
A voice memo
cannot be
added.
There is noise
in the captured
image.
LCD
monitor
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The motion
alert icon
is
shown on the
LCD display.
When
capturing an
image, no
image is
displayed on
the LCD
monitor.
No playback
image
appears.
The selector
dial is not set
to [ ].
Set the ISO
sensitivity to a
lower setting.
Stabilize the
camera with a
tripod or the
like.
Set the
selector dial to
[ ].
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67, 108
41
107
31
41
The selector
dial is not set
to [
].
Set the
selector dial to
[
].
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The image is
too dark.
Cause
Action
The flash was
blocked by a
finger or other
object.
Hold the digital
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
flash is not
obstructed.
Capture the
image in the
range of
operation of
the flash.
Use the forced
flash mode.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
Adjust the ISO
sensitivity
setting.
Set the flickerreduction
setting to on.
The subject
was too far
away.
The subject
was lit from
behind.
Viewing
images
There is not
enough light.
The video clip
picture is
flickering.
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The video clip
was filmed
under
fluorescent
lighting.
Reference
page
37
194
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110
107
112
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Problem
The image is
too bright.
The image is
not in focus.
Viewing
images
Cause
The forced
flash mode is
selected.
The subject
was too bright.
The ISO
sensitivity
setting is
incorrect.
The subject is
too close to the
digital camera.
The focus
setting is not
correct.
The digital
camera moved
when the
shutter was
released.
The focus is
not locked
properly.
The lens is
dirty.
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Reference
page
Action
Select a
different flash
mode.
Use the
exposure
correction
function.
Set the ISO
sensitivity to
.
Select the
correct focus
setting for your
needs.
Hold the digital
camera
correctly and
slowly press
the shutter
release button
halfway to lock
the focus.
Then press the
shutter release
button all the
way to capture
the image.
Clean the lens.
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110
107
103
37, 42
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The colors of
the images
captured
indoors are not
correct.
A part of the
image is
missing.
“NO IMAGE”
or “NO AUDIO”
is shown.
Viewing
images
No image
appears on the
LCD monitor.
During audio
playback,
there is no
sound.
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Cause
This is due to
ambient
lighting.
The white
balance setting
is incorrect.
The handstrap
or a finger was
blocking the
lens opening.
There is no
recorded data
for the
selected
playback
mode.
The camera is
connected to a
computer or
TV.
The volume
setting on the
digital camera
is too low.
No voice
memo was
recorded with
the image.
Action
Capture the
image using
the forced
flash mode.
Set the white
balance setting
correctly.
Hold the digital
camera
correctly, and
make sure the
lens is not
obstructed.
Set to a
different
playback
mode.
No image
appears on the
LCD monitor
while the
camera is
connected to a
computer or
TV.
Select the
volume icon
and adjust
the volume.
Select the add
voice memo
setting, and
speak into the
microphone.
Reference
page
68
105
37
72
157
81
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Problem
No image or
sound.
Connecting
to a TV
There is no
sound.
Image
editing
The edge of
the image is
cut off.
You cannot
add a voice
memo or rotate
an image.
The “CANNOT
RESIZE”
message
appears.
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Reference
page
Cause
Action
The digital
camera is not
correctly
connected to
the TV.
The TV input is
not set
correctly.
The TV system
setting is not
correct.
The volume
setting on the
digital camera
is too low.
This is a
characteristic
of the TV.
The protect
mode is set.
Follow the
instructions to
make the
connection
correctly.
Set the input
on the TV to
“VIDEO”.
Set to the
correct TV
system.
Select the
volume icon
and adjust
the volume.
Not a
malfunction.
The resolution
is
.
The resolution
is
.
It is possible to
resize to
.
Resize is not
possible.
Select an
image with a
resolution of
or higher.
Cancel the
protect mode.
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81
171
82
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Misc.
The “NO
CARD”
message
appears.
The
“PROTECTED”
message
appears and
the data cannot
be erased.
The audio
guide does not
sound.
191 English
Cause
Action
No card is
inserted.
Turn off the
power and
insert a card.
You have
attempted to
erase data that
is protected
from
accidental
erasure.
The
operational
sounds
“MUTE” setting
is set to “ON”.
Set the protect
setting for the
data to OFF.
Reference
page
28
82
Set the
“MUTE” setting
to “OFF”.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Camera
Type
Recording system
Image file format
Data storage media
Camera effective number
of pixels
Image sensor
Recording resolution
Video clip frame rate
CCD digital camera (recording and playback)
Digital recording
Still images:JPEG format (DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2
compliant)
Note:Designed mainly by the Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA), DCF (Design rules
for camera file system) is standard for
digital still camera image files to provide
interoperability between digital
photography devices for the images
stored on removable memory cards.
However, it is not guaranteed that all
devices will support the DCF standard.
Video clips: QuickTime Movie (Photo-JPEG)
Audio: wav (monaural)
SD Memory Card
Multi Media Card
Approx. 3,200,000 pixels
1/2.7-inch CCD
Virtual number of pixels: Approx. 3,340,000
pixels, interlace scan, primary color filter
2,880 × 2,160 pixels (still images only)
2,048 × 1,536 pixels (still images and
sequential shots only)
1,600 × 1,200 pixels (still images and
sequential shots only)
640 × 480 pixels
320 × 240 pixels (video clips only)
160 × 120 pixels (video clips only)
30 fps, 15 fps
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SPECIFICATIONS
Data compression
White balance
Lens
Focus modes
Aperture
Exposure control type
Light-measuring modes
Range
Digital zoom
Shutter speed
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SFINE (very low compression) (still images and
sequential shots only)
FINE (low compression)
NORM (normal compression)
Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
Prismatic f=5.7 mm to 16.0 mm (35 mm film
optical
camera conversion f=37 mm to
2.8x
104 mm)
zoom
Autofocus, 7 groups, 10 elements
lens
Multi-section focus, spot focus
Open F=2.8 (Wide) to 3.9 (Tele)
Smallest F=6.8 (Wide) to 9.4 (Tele)
Programmable AE
Exposure correction available from the
Shooting Setting Screen (0±1.8EV in 0.3EV
steps)
Multi-section measuring, center-weighted
measuring, spot measuring
20 cm (Wide)/30 cm (Tele) to infinity (normal
photography), 2 cm (Wide)/30 cm (Tele) to
50 cm (super macro photography)
For shooting:
1x to 4x (except resolution
)
For playback:
1x to 45x (varies with resolution)
Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
(Maximum approx. 4 seconds when scene
select function set to lamp
)
(During flash: 1/30 to 1/2,000 sec.)
Sequential shots shooting mode:
1/2 to 1/2,000 sec.
Video clip shooting mode:
1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.
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Sensitivity
Viewfinder
LCD monitor
Flash working range
Flash modes
Focus
Self-timer
Time/date
Ambient
environment
Power
supply
Temperature
Humidity
Battery
pack
AC adapter
(sold
separately)
Dimensions (excluding
protrusions)
Weight
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Still image shooting mode/sequential shots
shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO50 to 200)/equivalent
to ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, and ISO400
(switchable from Shooting Setting Screen)
(Maximum ISO sensitivity up to 1,600
variation: when scene select function set to
lamp
)
Video clip shooting mode:
Auto (equivalent to ISO200 to 800)/
equivalent to ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, and
ISO1,600 (switchable from Shooting Setting
Screen)
Optical direct image zoom viewfinder
1.6-inch TFT color liquid crystal
Approx. 80,000 pixels
(Frame coverage: Approx. 100% when
dedicated AV connection cable is not
connected)
0.15m to 3.0m (Wide)
0.3m to 2.1 m (Tele)
Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off, red-eye
reduction
TTL-type AF
2-second delay, 10-second delay
Recorded with image data
0 to 40°C (operation), –20 to 60°C (storage)
30 to 90% (operating, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
Lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L10) × 1
Model VAR-G6EX for the VPC-J2EX, model
VAR-G6E for the VPC-J2EX [for U.K.] and
model VAR-G6U for the VPC-J2
98 (W) × 57 (H) × 31 (D) mm
Approx. 150 g (without battery pack and card)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Digital camera connectors
DIGITAL/AV
(communication/sound
and image output)
terminal
DC IN (external DC
power input) terminal
Regrouped jack
Audio
265 mVrms (–9 dBs), 12 kΩ or less,
output
monaural
Video
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync
output
negative, composite video, NTSC
color TV system/PAL TV system
(switchable from the Option Setting
Screen)
USB
USB 1.1
DC 4.7 V (for exclusive use with separately
sold AC adapter [model VAR-G6EX for the
VPC-J2EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-J2EX
[for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-J2])
Battery pack operation
Shooting
Playback
1,150 images:LCD monitor off, images
captured at 20-second intervals,
and flash used 1 in 3 times
350 images:LCD monitor on, images captured
at 20-second intervals, and flash
used 1 in 3 times
200 minutes:LCD monitor on, continuous
playback
i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a
20 °C ambient temperature.
i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery
pack and the conditions of use. Especially when used at temperatures
below 10 °C, the battery pack operation time is drastically reduced.
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Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time
The table shows the possible number of images, the possible shooting time,
and the possible recording time for the supplied 16MB SD Memory Card and
for a commercially available 64MB/512MB SD Memory Card.
Shooting/ Resolu- Compression
recording tion
rate/ frame
mode
setting rate setting
Still
image
mode
(no voice
memo)
Sequential
shots
mode
SD Memory Card
16MB
64MB
512MB
7 images
30 images
245 images
10 images
45 images
365 images
9 images
39 images
324 images
13 images
59 images
483 images
20 images
88 images
714 images
22 images
94 images
766 images
33 images
143 images
1,160 images
112 images
484 images
3,920 images
150 images
645 images
5,230 images
9 images
(6 images)
13 images
(9 images)
20 images
(13 images)
22 images
(14 images)
33 images
(21 images)
112 images
(81 images)
150 images
(99 images)
39 images
(6 images)
59 images
(9 images)
88 images
(13 images)
94 images
(14 images)
143 images
(21 images)
484 images
(81 images)
645 images
(99 images)
324 images
(6 images)
483 images
(9 images)
714 images
(13 images)
766 images
(14 images)
1,160 images
(21 images)
3,920 images
(81 images)
5,230 images
(99 images)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Shooting/ Resolu- Compression
recording tion
rate/ frame
mode
setting rate setting
SD Memory Card
16MB
9 sec.
19 sec.
Video clip
mode
64MB
42 sec.
512MB
5 min. 46 sec.
1 min. 24 sec. 11 min. 28 sec.
22 sec.
1 min. 36 sec. 13 min. 5 sec.
44 sec.
3 min. 10 sec. 25 min. 47 sec.
42 sec.
3 min. 2 sec. 24 min. 38 sec.
1 min. 22 sec. 5 min. 53 sec. 47 min. 53 sec.
1 min. 15 sec. 5 min. 25 sec. 44 min. 5 sec.
2 min. 24 sec. 10 min. 19 sec. 1 hr. 23 min.
Sound
recording
mode
—
—
31 min. 19 sec. 2 hr. 14 min.
18 hr. 11 min.
(9 hr.)
i The figures in parenthesis ( ) indicate the possible number of
images/shooting time/recording time each time the shutter release button
is pressed.
i Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually
be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc.
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Supplied Battery Pack Charger
Part number
Power source
Rated output
Compatible batteries
Ambient
environment
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight (without power cord)
Power cord VPC-J2
rated value VPC-J2EX
VAR-L10
AC 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz, 13 VA, 0.09 A
DC 4.2V, 0.7 A
Supplied or separately sold Lithium-ion battery
pack (DB-L10)
0 to 40°C (recharge), –20 to 60°C (storage)
10 to 85% (no condensation)
46 (W) × 37.5 (H) × 86 (D) mm
Approx. 75 g
AC 125 V, 7 A
AC 250 V, 2.5 A
i When using the supplied battery pack charger abroad, the power cord may
need to be replaced in accordance with local requirements. Please contact
your local dealer for details.
Supplied Lithium-ion battery pack
Model number
Voltage
Capacity
Ambient
Temperature
environment
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
DB-L10
3.7 V
1,090 mAh
0 to 40°C (during use, recharged)
–10 to 30°C (storage)
10 to 90% (no condensation)
31.9 (W) × 10 (H) × 45.8 (D) mm
Approx. 35 g
i Products are subject to change in design and specifications without notice
and without incurring any obligation.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Supplied SD Memory Card
Memory capacity
Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
Ambient
environment
16 MB
0 to 55°C
20 to 85% (no condensation)
32.0 (L) × 24.0 (W) × 2.1 (H) mm
Approx. 2 g
Others
Apple, Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer Inc.
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other company and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
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Caution
i It is forbidden to copy this manual, whole or in part, without prior written
permission.
i All images and illustrations given in this manual are for explanation purposes and may differ slightly from that of the actual product. Also, actual
specifications are subject to change without prior notice and therefore may
differ from the contents of this manual.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any problems resulting
from the use of this digital camera.
i Sanyo Electric declines all responsibility for damages due to improper use
of the camera, failure to adhere to the instructions given in this manual, or
repairs or changes done by those other than a technician authorized by the
manufacturer.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any damage caused by
optional devices or consumable items used with the digital camera other
than those supplied with the digital camera or those specified by Sanyo
Electric.
i Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the
repairing of a malfunction, of the digital camera.
i The images captured with this camera will differ in quality from pictures
taken with a standard film camera.
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Instruction Manual Digital camera VPC-J2
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Camera
VPC-J2EX
VPC-J2
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-J2EX and VPC-J2.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Printed on recycled paper
1AG6P1P1682-SX712/EX, U (0903CR-SY)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Printed in Japan
Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make
sure to read and understand the section “USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
SAFELY AND CORRECTLY” on pages 7 to 24. Keep this manual in a safe place
for later reference.