Samsung | GX-20 | Samsung GX-20 User Manual

Important Safety Information
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■ Prior to using this camera, please read this user manual thoroughly.
■ When you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and the
cause of the camera malfunction (such as battery, Memory card etc.) to the
After Sales centre.
■ To avoid disappointment please ensure that your camera is operating
properly well before you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important
event). Samsung Cameras take no responsibility for any loss or damages
that may result from camera malfunction.
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• Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• Pictures used in this user guide are to help users understand products and
the results may be different depending on the types of lenses or the shooting
environment.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
■ Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. This may result in fire, injury,
electric shock or severe damage to you or your camera.
Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should be carried out by your dealer or
Samsung Camera Service centre.
■ Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive
gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion.
This may cause an ignition or explosion.
■ Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the
camera, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC Power Adapter).
You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre.
Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
■ Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera
through access points e.g. the memory card slot and battery chamber.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
■ Do not operate this camera with wet hands.
This could pose a risk of electric shock.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
■ Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or infants.
Positioning the flash too close to your subject’s eyes, may cause eyesight damage.
■ When taking photographs, never point the lens of the camera directly into very
strong light.
This may result in permanent damage to your eyesight
■ For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of reach of children
or infants to prevent accidents e.g.:
• Swallowing batteries or small camera accessories. If an accident should occur,
please consult a doctor immediately.
• There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts.
■ Batteries and camera may become hot during prolonged use which may result
in camera malfunction. Should this be the case, allow the camera to sit idle for a
few minutes to allow it time to cool.
■ Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures, such as
a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other places of extreme variations in temperature.
Exposure to extreme temperatures may adversely affect the camera’s internal components and could cause a fire.
■ When in use, do not cover the camera or AC Power Adapter. This may cause
heat to build up and distort the camera body or cause a fire.
Always use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area.
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Important Safety Information
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
■ Please use the batteries in appropriate ways referring to the following:
Leaking, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury.
• Use batteries with the correct specification for the camera.
• Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire.
• Do not insert the batteries with polarities reversed.
■ Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects.
Do not touch the flash after using it continuously. It may cause burns.
■ If you are using the AC power adaptor be careful when moving the camera.
After use, always switch off the camera before unplugging the adapter
from the wall socket. Then make sure that any connector cords or cables
to other devices are disconnected before moving the camera.
Failure to do so may damage the cords or cables and cause a fire or electric shock.
■ Only use the appropriate type of lenses recommended by your local
SAMSUNG dealer.
Precautions for Battery Usage
■ Only use specified batteries (SLB-1674) with this camera.
Use of other batteries can cause overheating or explosion.
■ Do not allow metallic or inflammable foreign objects to come into
contact with the battery.
■ Remove the battery when not planning to use the camera for a long period
of time.
Otherwise the battery may leak corrosive electrolyte and permanently damage
the camera’s components.
■ If there is overheating in, or smoke from, the battery chamber, remove the
battery from the camera as soon as possible.
When doing so, take care to avoid burns. Contact your dealer or Samsung Camera
Service Centre.
■ Do not disassemble the battery.
It may cause leakage or breakage.
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■ If liquid from the battery enters the eyes, wash it away immediately with
fresh water and consult a doctor.
It may cause loss of eyesight.
■ If any of the battery leakage should come in contact with skin or clothes,
wash the affected areas thoroughly with water.
■ If there is overheating in, or smoke from, the battery chamber, remove the
battery from the camera as soon as possible.
When doing so, take care to avoid burns. And then contact your dealer or
Samsung Camera Service Centre.
■ The battery is expendable and its life is shortened through use. If the
battery capacity is reduced by half, purchase new one.
■ After removing the batteries for about 30 days, the camera may be reset.
Precautions for Charger Usage
■ Only use the specified charger with this camera.
The charger, SBC-L6 is specified for this product.
■ Other chargers can cause fire or electric shock. Observe the power
specification. (100-240V only)
■ Only charge the specified rechargeable battery (SLB-1674).
Failure to follow this instruction may cause fire, electric shock or malfunction.
■ Do not disassemble the charger.
It may cause fire, electric shock or malfunction.
■ If the charger smokes or overheats, stop using it immediately and contact
your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Centre as soon as possible.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
■ If water gets inside the camera, stop using the camera and contact your
dealer or Samsung Camera Service Centre.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
■ If the lightning flashes or thunder fills the air, disconnect the power plug.
It may cause breakage, fire or electric shock.
■ If there is dirt on the plug, clear the dirt.
This may cause a fire.
Contents
Before
Starting to
Take a Picture
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Names of Working Parts
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Front & Top
Rear
Quick reference guide
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Charging and Inserting the Battery
Charging the Battery
Inserting the Battery
Battery Level Indicator
Approximate Playback Time (Fully charged battery)
Inserting the Memory Card
Precautions When Using the Memory Card
Turning the Camera On and Off
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Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold
Separately)
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Setting the Language and Date Information
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Attaching and removing the lens
Correct methods of holding the camera
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
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What are included in the package
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Starting Basic
Shooting
(Auto mode)
Checking the Contents of the Package
Turning On the OIS Function
Optical Image Stabilization
LCD Monitor Indications
While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial
Capture Mode
Playback Mode
Histogram Display
Viewfinder Indications
Capture Mode
LCD Panel Indications
Using the full automatic program mode
Getting a
Better Picture
by Using More
Functions
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Operating the shutter release button
Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects
Adjusting the Viewfinder to Your Eyesight
Using the Zoom ring
Using the Drive Mode
Checking the Composition, Exposure, and
Focus Before Shooting
Displaying the Digital Preview
Using the Liveview function
Manual White Balance (Manual W.B.)
Checking the focus
Using Autofocus
Selecting the Focusing Area (AF Point)
Setting the Focus Position in the Viewfinder
Fixing the Focus
Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus)
Using the Focus Indicator
Using the Viewfinder Matte Field
Setting the Exposure
Effect of Shutter Speed and Effect of Aperture
Effect of Shutter Speed
Effect of the Aperture
How to Check Depth of Field
Selecting the Metering Method
Exposure Compensation
AE-L with AF Locked
Using the RAW button
Using the Mirror Lock Up Function
Self-Timer Shooting
Remote Control Shooting
(Sold Separately)
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Contents
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Using the Menu
Using the MENU button
Using the CAPTURE MENU
Picture Wizard
File Format
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
Set RAW Button
Liveview
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Multi Exposure
Memory of Settings
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Using the CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE
Superimpose AF Area
AF in remote control
AF Button Function
AF by Press Halfway
Catch in Focus
EV Steps
Metering Time
AE-L with AF Locked
Program Line
Auto EVC
Fine Tune when AWB
WB when using flash
WB Adjustable Range
Colour Temp. Unit
Noise Reduction
High Noise
ISO Display
ISO Steps
Set Max ISO Range
Reset Custom1
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Using the CUSTOM2 MENU
E-Dial in Program / Sv / Tv / Av / TAv / M / X / B
Green Button in TAv&M
Use Aperture Ring
One-touch Bracketing
Bracketing Order
Remaining Count
Release in Charging
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Auto Rotation
Saving Rotation Info.
Select Battery
Light of Top LCD
Flash in Wireless Mode
Reset Custom2
Using the SETUP MENU
Format
Beep
Date/Time
Language/言語
Guide Display
LCD Brightness
LCD colour adjustment
Video Out
USB (Selecting an external device)
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
Dust Alert
Pixel Mapping
AF fine adjustment
Reset
Using the PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Quick View
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
Contents
Using
Advanced
Shooting
Modes
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Using the best programmed exposure, P
(Program) mode
P (Automatic Program Exposure) Mode
Using the
Flash
Shooting in the different exposure rates
Sv (Sensitivity Priority) Mode
Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject
Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
Expressing the background out of focus
Av (Aperture Priority) Mode
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Using the automatic ISO setting mode
TAv (Shutter & Aperture Priority) Mode
TA
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Using the manual mode to choose your own
camera settings
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M (Manual) Mode
EV Bar
Shooting with long time shutter speed
B (Bulb) Mode
Using the external flash
X (Flash X-Sync) Mode
Saving your own exposure setting and using
the stored set value
Using the Built-in Flash
Selecting Flash Mode
Using Auto Discharge
Using Fill-in Flash
Using Red-eye Reduction Flash
Front curtain sync, Rear curtain sync
Daylight-Sync Shooting
Compensating Flash Output
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
Using Slow-Speed-Sync
Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in
Flash
Calculating Aperture Value from Shooting Distance
Calculating Shooting Distance from Aperture
Value
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Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
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About the LCD Panel Display for SEF-36PZF
Using P-TTL Auto Mode
Using High-Speed Flash Sync Mode
Using in Wireless Mode
Red-Eye Reduction
Using the external flash sync terminal
User Mode
Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto
Bracket)
Setting the Colour Temperatur
Temperature
Setting the White Balance
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
Fine-Tuning the White Balance
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Adjusting the sensitivity of the image sensor
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Setting the Sensitivit
Sensitivity
Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO
How to
Playback the
Images
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Playing Back Still Pictures
Rotating Images
Displaying Multiple Images
Selecting the Number of Images to Display
Displaying a Folder
Slideshow
Digital Filter
Filters
Converting RAW files to JPEG format
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Contents
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Using the
Softwar
Software
Deleting a Single Image
Deleting All Images
Deleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Display)
Deleting Folders
Folder
Deleting images taken with the RAW+ button
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Software Notes
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System Requirements
Setting up the application softwar
software
Starting PC mode
Removable Disk
Downloading stored images
Removing the removable disk
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
/
/Vista
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
Using the USB Driver for MAC
Samsung Master
Downloading images
Image viewer
Image edit
Movie edit
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
Developing the RAW files
Correcting the exposur
exposure
Handling the JPEG/TIFF files as you edit RAW files
Saving the RAW files into JPEG or TIFF format
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Protecting a Single Image
Protecting All Images
Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment
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How to Make
a Photo Print
Protecting Images from Deletion
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Deleting Images
Appendix
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Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
Printing Single Images
Settings for All Images
Printing Using PictBridge
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
Printing Single Images
Printing All Images
Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings
Disconnecting the Cable from the Printer
Optional Accessories
External Flash (SEF-54PZF / SEF-36PZF)
Camera Case
Others
Other
Troubleshooting
Main Specifications
Glossary
Glossar
Index
Correct Disposal of This Product
FCC notice
Feature
● The 14.60 effective Megapixel of SAMSUNG digital camera sensor.
(High dynamic range.)
● Built-in Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) minimizes or prevents digital images
from becoming blurred due to camera shake.
● Features an Auto-Focus sensor with 11 focusing points. The central 9 are wide
cross area sensors.
● Improved manual focusing using a viewfinder similar to a conventional 35 mm
SLR camera, with 0.95x magnification. Also features a superimpose function in
which the focus points on the viewfinder illuminate red.
● Features a large 2.7-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a Brightness
Adjusting function for high-precision viewing performance.
● The Large, High-Resolution LCD Monitor and clear menus make the camera
Easy to Operate.
● The SP Coated Sensor minimises dust. Any Remaining dust can be removed
with sensor clear function.
● You can select JPEG or RAW image format. Or you can select JPEG and RAW
at the same time.
● This is a Dustproof and Damp Proof camera for safe outdoor shooting.
● Features a Digital Preview function for checking the image to ensure that the
desired result is achieved.
● The comfort and flexibility of the continuous Liveview function directly on the
LCD is available to users.
● The Picture Wizard function enables you to adjust image before shooting. You
can create the image you desire by adjusting the colour tone, saturation, and
contrast and so on.
The captured area (view angle) will differ between the GX-20 and
35mm SLR cameras even if the same lens is used because the
format size for 35mm film and the sensor are different.
Sizes for 35mm film and Size of Sensor
35mm film: 36mm x 24mm
GX-20 sensor: 23.4mm X 15.5mm
Angles of view being equal, the focal length of a lens used with a 35mm
camera must be approximately 1.5 times longer than that of GX-20.
To get the equivalent angle of view for a full-frame 35mm camera,
divide the focal length of the 35 mm camera by 1.5. (When you use the
GX-20 for shooting.)
Example)
To get the equivalent angle of view of a 150
mm lens on a full-frame 35mm camera, you
will get “100,” dividing 150 by 1.5.
Use a 100mm lens with the GX-20.
The equivalent focal length on a full-frame 35 mm camera is calculated
in a opposite way of calculation as follows:
Example)
If 300mm lens is used with GX-20
300x1.5=450
Focal length is equivalent to 450mm lens on
a 35mm camera.
Ä Calculation method used above is to help users understand
products and the results may be different depending on the
types of lenses or the shooting environment. Calculated focal
length value is based on the difference between the 35 mm film
format and camera sensor in size. (GX-20 was used as standard
to compare.)
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Understanding illustrated icons used in this user guide
Please read this basic information thoroughly before you start using the product.
◄
(
) This icon indicates the program mode dial.
▲
►
▼
( ), (▲▼), and (◄►) icons indicate the direction
buttons.
(▲), (▼), (◄) or (►) icons indicates the each
direction button.
This “Note” symbol indicates information that
supplements important points of the main text.
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) This icon indicates the front dial.
This “Warning” symbol advises users that failure
to take or avoid a specific action could result in
physical harm to the user or the hardware.
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) This icon indicates the rear dial.
Contents of the Operating Manual
This operating manual contains the following chapters.
1. Before Starting to Take a Picture
Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the names of various
parts.
2. Starting Basic Shooting (Auto mode)
This chapter gives a quick guidelines for the first time users to take a picture
using the basic shooting mode. (Auto mode.)
3. Getting a Better Picture by Using More Functions
This chapter helps users achieve a better picture by learning how to get a
camera’s angle of view, exposure, focusing the object, and so on.
7. Using the Software
Explains the editing software provided for your SAMSUNG digital camera.
8. How to Make a Photo Print
Explains how to make a photo print.
9. Appendix
Explains troubleshooting and introduces the special terms used in this
user guide.
4. Using Advanced Shooting Modes
This chapter explains how to use the advanced shooting mode such as Tv
(Shutter-Priority AE) mode, Av (Aperture-Priority AE) mode, and so on.
5. Using the Flash
This chapter explains how to take a picture in a dark place using the flash.
6. How to Playback the Images
Explains how to view or delete the picture images including how to view
images in thumbnail view on the LCD monitor.
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Memo
Before Starting to
Take a Picture
Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the
names of various parts.
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Checking the Contents of the Package
What are included in the package
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Names of Working Parts
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Front & Top
Rear
Quick reference guide
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Charging and Inserting the Battery
Charging the Battery
Inserting the Battery
Battery Level Indicator
Approximate Playback Time (Fully charged battery)
Inserting the Memory Card
Precautions When Using the Memory Card
Turning the Camera On and Off
Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold Separately)
Setting the Language and Date Information
Checking the Contents of the Package
Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the optional equipment,
contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre.
What are included in the package
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Hot shoe cover
(Installed on camera)
Eyecup
(Installed on camera)
Viewfinder cap
Body mount cover
(Installed on camera)
USB cable
Video cable
Software (CD-ROM)
(AD46-00159A)
Strap
Rechargeable battery
(SLB-1674)
Charger (SBC-L6)
AC cord
User’s Manual (AD68-01904A)/
Quick Guide (AD68-02661A)
Names of Working Parts
Front & Top
Green Button
Flash Button
Built-in Flash
Terminal Cover
Mode dial
Shutter Button
Remote control
port
Main Switch
Front dial
Strap holder
Self-Timer lamp /
Remote control
receiver
USB / Video
terminal
DC input terminal
External flash
sync terminal
Lens mount index
RAW Button
Lens unlock button
Lens information
contacts
Mirror
AF coupler
Focus mode lever
Do not attempt to adjust the aperture lever or the mirror in the
camera body. Failure to follow this instruction may cause
the product to malfunction.
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Names of Working Parts
Rear
Self-Timer lamp / Remote control receiver
Hot shoe
Exposure Compensation /
LCD panel lamp button
Memory Card Slot
Rear e-dial
LCD Panel
Diopter adjustment lever
Memory Card
Cover
AE-L/Lock Button
Metering mode lever
Strap Holder
Exposure bracket button
Viewfinder
MENU button
Delete / Picture Wizard
AF Button
INFO button
OK Button
Direction button
Playback button
Card access lamp
Card cover lock
LCD Monitor
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) lever
Focus point selection dial
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Fn Button
Names of Working Parts
Quick reference guide
Front
Rear
Green Button (p. 66)
Flash Button (p. 99)
Exposure Compensation (p.47)/
LCD panel lamp button (p.69)
Mode dial (p. 33)
Front dial (p. 53)
Rear e-dial (p.53)
LCD Panel (p.32)
Diopter adjustment lever
(p.35)
AE-L (p.48)/Lock Button (p.119)
Exposure bracket
button (p.90)
RAW button (p. 49)
MENU button (p.53)
Delete / Picture Wizard
button (p.116)
INFO button (p.28)
AF Button (p.61)
Playback button (p.110)
Direction button
(p.8)
LCD Monitor (p.27)
Mode dial
Using the external flash (p. 88)
Saving your own exposure setting and
using the stored set value (p. 89)
Shooting with long time
shutter speed (p. 87)
Using the manual mode to choose
your own camera settings (p. 86)
Using the full automatic
program mode (p. 33)
Fn Button (p.36)
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) lever (p.26)
Memory Card Cover (p.19)
Using the automatic ISO
setting mode (p. 85)
Using the best programmed
exposure (p. 80)
Shooting in the different exposure rates (p. 82)
Expressing the background out of
focus (p. 84)
Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject (p. 83)
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Charging and Inserting the Battery
Charging the Battery
1. Insert the supplied AC cord to the power outlet and DC input port of the
charger.
● If the charging LED of the AC Charger does not turn on or blink after
inserting the rechargeable battery, please check whether the battery is
inserted correctly.
● You must check the battery charging status with the Charging LED.
Charging LED
Status
Being Charged
Red LED is on
Charging is complete
The LED is off
Charging error
Red LED is blinking
● Proper operating temperatures of the Charger are 0°C ~ 40°C.
The battery may not be charged under or over the operating
temperature (Red LED is blinking). This is not the camera malfunction.
● The period of quality guarantee of charger is 1 year and Lithium ion
rechargeable battery is 6 months.
2. Put the battery on the charger as shown.
Charger (SBC-L6)
Rated input
Charging LED
AC100~240V (50Hz~60Hz)
Rated output
DC 8.4 V / 700 mA
Dimensions
60 X 90 X 30.2 mm
Weight
86 g
● A Lithium ion battery is expendable. If the working duration of a fully
charged battery decreases sharply, purchase a new one.
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Charging and Inserting the Battery
Inserting the Battery
3. Close the Battery cover and rotate the
battery cover lock lever as shown.
1. Rotate the Battery cover unlock lever as
shown in the illustration and open the cover.
2. Insert the battery as shown on the picture.
● Use the specified battery. Problems caused by using the other battery are
not covered by the Samsung warranty.
● Do not open the battery cover or remove the batteries while the power is
on.
● Remove the batteries when you will not use the camera for a long while.
The batteries may leak.
● If the date and time settings have been reset when you insert new
batteries after a long while. If the date and time settings have been reset
when you insert new batteries after a long while, set date and time
information by using the [Date/Time] menu in the [SETUP MENU].
● Insert batteries correctly. Batteries inserted incorrectly may cause a
camera breakdown. Wipe the electrodes of the batteries before inserting.
● When the battery is removed, turn off the camera first or the stored data
may be deleted.
Battery lock lever
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Charging and Inserting the Battery
Battery Level Indicator
You can confirm remaining battery level by checking the
LCD panel.
displayed on the
lit
lit
lit
blink
Battery is full.
Battery is running
low.
Battery is almost
empty.
The camera turns
off after displaying
a message.
Lifetime of the battery (Fully charged battery)
Battery
SLB-1674
Operating
Temperature
Normal
recording
23°C
Approx. 500
Min./1,000
Flash photography
50% use
100% use
Approx. 430 Min./ Approx. 400 Min./
860
800
These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and shooting
conditions and may vary depending on the user’s methods.
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● Battery performance temporarily decreases while being used in cold
conditions. When using the camera in cold climates, have extra batteries
on hand and keep them warm in your pocket. Battery performance will
return to normal when returned to room temperature.
● Have extra batteries ready when travelling overseas, taking pictures in
cold climates, or when you will be taking a lot of pictures.
● An AC Power Adapter (SAC-82, sold separately) is available to use while
you use the LCD monitor for a long time or connect your camera to a PC.
● The life time of the battery may differ depending on the focal lenth of the
lens mounted in the camera body.
Inserting the Memory Card
■ SD / SDHC memory card and Multi Media Card can be used with this
camera.
■ Captured images are recorded on the Memory Card. Make sure the camera
is turned off before inserting or removing the Memory Card.
1. Lift up the Card Cover Lock as shown
(①) and rotate it to the OPEN position
(②) (Card cover opens (③)).
● Do not remove the Memory Card while card access lamp is lit.
● Always format new Memory Cards before use. Also format Memory Cards
used with other cameras.
● If the memory card cover is left open, the
power will not turn on.
Fitting
● Make sure the memory card is correctly
groove
positioned before inserting it into the
camera.
Lock
button
2. Have the front of the memory card facing
toward the LCD monitor and insert the
memory card.
- Press the memory card one more time to
remove it out of the memory card slot.
3. Close the Card cover.
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Inserting the Memory Card
Precautions When Using the Memory Card
● The Memory Card(SD/SDHC CARD) is equipped
with a write-protect switch. Setting the switch to
LOCK protects the existing data by preventing the
recording of new data, deletion of existing data or
Write-protect
formatting of the card.
switch
● Care should be taken when removing the Memory
Card immediately after using the camera because
the card may be hot.
● Do not remove the Memory Card or turn the camera off while data is being
saved to the card, images are being played back, or the camera is connected to
a computer with the USB cable. This may cause the data to be lost or the card to
be damaged.
● Do not bend the Memory Card or subject it to violent impact. Keep it away from
water and store away from high temperatures.
● Do not remove the Memory Card during formatting. The card may be damaged
beyond use.
● Data on the Memory Card may be deleted in the following circumstances.
Samsung Camera does not accept any liability for data that is deleted if
(1) The Memory Card is mishandled by the user.
(2) The Memory Card is exposed to static electricity or electrical interference.
(3) The card has not been used for a long time.
(4) The card is ejected or the battery is removed while the data on the card is
being recorded or accessed.
● The Memory Card has a limited service life. If it is not used for a long time, the
data on the card may become unreadable. Be sure to regularly make a backup
of important data on a computer.
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● Avoid using or storing the card where it may be exposed to static electricity or
electrical interference.
● Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight or where it may be exposed to
rapid changes in temperature or to condensation.
● For information on compatible Memory Cards, visit the Samsung Camera
website or contact your nearest Samsung Camera customer service centre.
● Always format new Memory Cards. Also format Memory Cards used with other
cameras.
● When you format the memory card, the capacity of the memory card may appears less than it is written in the product label.
Turning the Camera On and Off
1. Move the main switch to the ON
position.
Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold Separately)
Using the battery grip gives you a more
comfortable position while shooting with
a vertical angle of view.
2. The LCD panel and the monitor are turned on.
Now you can take a picture using the camera.
Battery grip
● Always turn the camera off when not in use.
● The power will automatically turn off when you do not perform any
operations within a set period of time. (Default setting is 1 minute) You
can change the setting on the [Auto Power Off] menu of the [SETUP
MENU] menu. To turn on the camera again, rotate the main switch or
refer to the followings.
- Press the shutter button halfway down.
- Press the playback button ( ).
- Press the INFO button.
▲ Installing the battery grip
Battery grip supports the green button
( ) function while you can still adjust the
exposure using the battery grip.
▲ Vertical position when using
the battery grip
For more detailed information about the battery grip, please refer to the battery grip owner’s manual.
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Setting the Language and Date Information
The first time the camera is turned on after purchasing, the [INITIAL SETTINGS]
screen appears on the LCD monitor. Follow the procedure below to set the
language displayed on the LCD monitor and the current date and time. Once
setting is done, these will not need to be set again when turning your camera on.
1. The following screen appears when you
turn on the camera for the first time.
Language/㿔䁲
English
Deutsch
한국어
Español
Português
Italiano
Svenska
Français
If the date and time information is already set and you want to to make a
change, set date and time information by using the [Date/Time] menu in the
[SETUP MENU].
: Cancel
) on
2. Select the language you want to use using the direction buttons (
your camera, and then press the OK button
• English, Korean, Chinese (traditional / simplified), French, German, Spanish,
Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, and Russian.
INITIAL SETTING
Date/Time
Type
mm/dd/yy 24h
Date
01
01
Time
00
00
: Set
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5. Press the OK button to save.
INITIAL SETTING
: Set
3. The current date and time can be set on
the following screen.
4. Select [Type], [Date], and [Time] for the display by pressing the direction
buttons ( ).
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: Cancel
Starting Basic Shooting
(Auto mode)
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This chapter gives a quick guide lines for the first time users to take a
picture using the basic shooting mode. (Auto mode.)
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Attaching and removing the lens
Correct methods of holding the camera
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Turning On the OIS Function
Optical Image Stabilization
LCD Monitor Indications
While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial
Capture Mode
Playback Mode
Histogram Display
Viewfinder Indications
Capture Mode
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LCD Panel Indications
Using the full automatic program mode
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Operating the shutter release button
Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects
Adjusting the Viewfinder to Your Eyesight
Using the Zoom ring
Using the Drive Mode
Attaching and removing the lens
For additional use of lenses, please check lenses available to be used at
Customer Service. Some functions are restricted when lenses are not set
to Aperture A (Auto). To allow shutter release, set [Use Aperture Ring] in
[CUSTOM2 MENU] menu.
4. Remove the front lens cap by pushing the
indicated portions inward.
Turn the camera off before attaching or removing the lens to prevent
unexpected lens problems.
1. Check that the camera is off.
2. Remove the body mount cover (①) and
lens mount cover (②). Be sure to put the
lens down with the lens mount side facing
upward to avoid damage.
3. Align the red dots on the camera and the
lens, and secure by turning the lens
clockwise until it clicks. After attaching,
check that the lens is secure. Also check
that the red dots of the lens are on top
and the attached portion does not move
sideways.
5. To detach the lens, hold down the lens
unlock button (③) and turn the lens
counterclockwise.
● The body mount cover (①) is a cover to prevent damage during
shipping.
● We assume no responsibility nor liability for accidents, damages and
malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers.
● The camera body and lens mount incorporate lens information
contacts and an AF coupler. Dirt, dust, or corrosion may damage the
electrical system. Clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth.
Attaching and removing the lens must be done in a clean place. Please
avoid contact with liquid water. If the camera’s body or the lens gets wet or
dirty, camera malfunction may occur.
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Correct methods of holding the camera
How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures.
- Use your both hands while taking a picture to prevent from the camera shake.
Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting.
▲ Horizontal position
● To reduce camera shake, support your body or the camera on a solid
object such as a table, tree, or wall.
● Although there are individual differences among photographers, the
slowest recommended shutter speed for a handheld camera is generally
1/ (focal lengthx1.5). For example, it is 1/75 of a second for a focal length
of 50mm and 1/150 of a second for 100mm. A tripod or OIS (
) function
should be used for shutter speeds slower than this.
● When using the tripod, do not use the OIS (
) function as the image
may be blurred due to the oscillation of the OIS sensor.
● To reduce the camera shake while using a telephoto lens, use the tripod
that is heavier than the total weigh of the camera and the lens.
▲Vertical position
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OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Turning On the OIS Function
Turn on the OIS switch. When the shutter
release button is pressed halfway,
appears
in the viewfinder and the OIS function turns on.
Optical Image Stabilization
The OIS function reduces camera shake that occurs when the shutter
release button is pressed. This is useful for taking pictures in situations where
camera shake is likely to occur. The OIS function allows you to take pictures
at approximately 2 to 3.5 steps slower shutter speed without the risk of the
camera shake. The OIS function is ideal when taking pictures in the following
situations.
- When taking pictures in dimly lit locations, such as indoors, at night, on cloudy
days and in the shade
- When taking telephoto pictures
▲ Blurred picture
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▲ Picture taken with the OIS function
● The OIS function does not compensate for blurring caused by
movement of the subject. To take pictures of a moving subject,
increase the shutter speed.
● The OIS function may not fully reduce camera shake when taking
close-up shots. In this case, it is recommended that the OIS function
be turned off and the camera be used with a tripod.
● The OIS function will not fully work when shooting with a slower shutter
speed, for example when shooting a moving subject or night scenes.
In this case, it is recommended that the OIS function be turned off and
the camera be used with a tripod.
● Turn the OIS switch off if you will not be using the OIS function.
● The OIS function will not fully work (for about 2 seconds) right after
turning on the camera or restoring from Auto Power Off. Wait for the
OIS function to become stable before gently pressing the shutter
release button to take a picture. Press the shutter release button
halfway. The camera is ready to take pictures when icon appears in the
viewfinder.
● Be sure to turn off the OIS switch when using the camera with a tripod.
● The OIS function automatically turns off in the following situations.
When using self-timer, remote control shooting, bulb shooting, or
wireless mode with an external flash.
● For more information about OIS(Optical Image Stabilization), see page
59.
LCD Monitor Indications
The following indicators appear on the LCD monitor depending on the status of
the camera.
Detailed Information
Focus Point position information
Drive mode/
Extended Bracket
Metering type
AF mode
White balance
Sensitivity
Flash mode
LCD monitor
OIS (Optical Image
Stabilization)
Custom mode
Automatic Program
Exposure
While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial
Guides appear on the LCD monitor for 3 seconds when powered on or setting
dial mode ( ).
Button guide
Enable AF
Shooting mode
(Mode dial position)
e-dial information
Battery status
Date and time
You can set the specific time the guides will appear on the LCD monitor for.
Select the desired time from [SETUP MENU] > [Guide Display].
Indicators [Metering type], [Focus Point Information], [White balance],
and [Sensitivity] only appear when a setting other than the default setting is
selected.
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LCD Monitor Indications
Capture Mode
Press the INFO button in capture mode to display the capture function settings
on the LCD monitor.
Detailed Information
1. Shooting mode
16. Colour space
2. Custom mode
17. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
3. Metering mode
18. Quality level
4. Flash mode
19. BA compensation value (GM) /
BA compensation value (BA)
5. Drive mode
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22. File type
23. White balance
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9. Extended Bracket
24. ISO sensitivity
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10. Picture Wizard mode
25. ISO range (Auto)
11. Colour Tone
26. Lens focal length
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12. Saturation
27. Aperture Value
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13. Contrast
28. Flash Exposure Value
14. Sharpness
29. Shutter Speed
15. Date and time
30. Exposure Compensation Value
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21. Battery Status
8. Focus point location
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20. Recorded pixels
7. AF mode
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6. Exposure Bracket /
Multi Exposure
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LCD Monitor Indications
Playback Mode
Press the INFO button in playback mode to display the image information
on the LCD monitor. Whenever pressing the INFO button, Basic information,
Histogram, Detail information and no information will display in that order.
1. Captured images
13. Exposure Compensation Value
2. Exposure Bracket /
Multi Exposure
14. Lens focal length
3. Drive mode
4. Metering mode
Detailed Information
1
5. Flash mode
2 3
4
5 6
7
6. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
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7. DPOF settings
8. Folder name and Stored image
number
9. Protect icon
10. AF mode
11. Extended Bracket
12. Focus point information
15. Flash Compensation Value
16. Picture Wizard mode
17. Colour Tone/Saturation
18. Contrast/Sharpness
19. Date & Time
20. File type / Image size / Quality / Colour
Space
21. Sensitivity / White Balance /
WB compensation (GM) /
WB compensation (BA)
22. Aperture Value
23. Shooting mode
24. Shutter Speed
Indicators 5 (Flash mode) and 15 (Flash compensation Value) only appear
when the image was taken with flash.
You can change the information initially displayed by pressing the playback
button ( ).
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LCD Monitor Indications
Histogram Display
● DPOF icon ( ) will display only when an DPOF set image is played
back.
● Image-protect icon (
) appears only when the image is protected from
deletion.
● If [Exposure Warning] is set to [On] in the [PLAYBACK MENU], the over
exposed area in the playback image blinks in red while the under exposed
area blinks in yellow.
● Histogram shows you the distribution
of brightness in recorded images. If
the bars in the histogram are higher
towards the right, the image may be
too bright. If the bars are higher on
the left, the image may be too dark.
Dark
Bright
If the lighting conditions are too
bright to check the subject by using
the LCD, checking the histogram
will enable more precise exposure
Distribution of brightness
control for the shots.
Brightness Histogram that distributes brightness of the image and RGB
Histogram that distributes colour of the image are selectable by pressing the
direction buttons (▲▼).
Image folder number and file number
Protect icon
Pixel
Capture quality (Image file type)
▲ Playback
DPOF settings
Indicator for Brightness Histogram and RGB Histogram
Histogram (R)
Histogram (G)
Histogram (B)
▲ Y Histogram
Histogram (Brightness)
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▲ RGB Histogram
Viewfinder Indications
Capture Mode
When the power is turned on, the current setting values appears in the viewfinder as soon as you press the shutter button halfway.
Spot metering frame
Focus point
AF Frame
AF Frame
ISO Indicator
Aperture
Displays the aperture value
when capturing or adjusting
(Aperture value can be adjusted using
this front dial (
) and rear dial (
).)
Shutter speed
Displays the shutter speed
when capturing or adjusting
Focus indicator
Appears when image is
focused.
(Shutter speed can beadjusted using
this front dial (
) and rear dial (
).)
Exposure Bar
Displays the Exposure
Compensation Value. The
differences between Current
Exposure Value and Proper
Exposure Value in the M mode.
Flash status
Appears when flash is available
and blinks when flash is
recommended but not set.
Manual Focus
Appears when the Manual Focus is selected.
Number of recordable images /
EV compensation
Shows the number of recordable
images (including the number of
recordable images using the Drive
mode.) with current quality and
recorded pixel setting. The differences
between the compensated exposure
and proper exposure will be displayed.
In the M mode, the exposure value can
be different. In the Sensitivity priority
mode / Shutter & Aperture Priority
mode, ISO sensitivity will display.
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
indicator
Indicate the RAW
file format is selected.
It appears when the file format is
selected to RAW (RAW+).
Flash Exposure Compensation
AE Lock indicator
Appears when AE is locked.
EV compensation
Appears when EV compensation is available or in use.
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LCD Panel Indications
The following information appears in the LCD panel on top of the camera.
Auto Bracket
Flash Exposure
Compensation indicator
Shutter speed
Exposure compensation
Exposure Bar
Multi exposure
Battery status
Aperture
RAW/RAW+ button in use
Displays the ISO sensitivity
Number of recordable images /
EV compensation value / PC (Pb)
(PC=Personal Computer
(Removable disk), (Pb=PictBridge))
Flash mode
: Built-in flash is ready (when
blinking, flash should be
used; or incorrect lens is
mounted)
: Red-eye reduction flash on
: Auto discharge
SLOW : First curtain synchro /
Rear curtain synchro
W:
Wireless Mode
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Drive mode
:
:
:
:
Single frame
Continuous Shot
Self-timer
Remote control mode
White Balance (If Auto WB is selected, no icon will display)
± : White Balance Compensation
Using the full automatic program mode
Auto mode helps users take a picture in very easy steps with correct exposure
and auto focusing. Auto mode is designed for those who are using a DSLR
(Digital Single Lens reflex) camera for the first time.
1. Set the mode dial (
).
(
) to Auto mode
- The camera will select the optimal
capturing mode for the subject.
4. Position the subject inside the autofocus
frame and press the shutter release button
halfway.
- The autofocus system operates. The focus
indicator( ) appears in the viewfinder with
the beep sound as soon as the subject is in the
focus.
AF(Auto Focusing) Frame
2. Set the focus mode lever to SAF.
- In the SAF mode, the shutter can be released
only when the image is focused.
Focus indicator
● When you find that auto focusing is not available, set the focus mode
lever to MF and then you can adjust the focus manually.
● The flash doesn’t pop up. To pop up the flash manually, press the flash
pop up flash button ( ).
3. Look through the viewfinder to view the
subject. A zoom lens can be used to change
the size of the subject in the viewfinder.
5. Press the shutter release button fully.
- The picture is taken.
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Using the full automatic program mode
Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects
6. Review captured images on the LCD
monitor.
- Image appears for 1 second on the LCD
monitor after capturing (Instant Review.)
You can delete the image during Instant
Review by pressing the delete button ( ).
If you press the playback button ( ),
captured images appear again on the LCD
monitor.
The autofocus mechanism is not always precisely accurate. Focusing may be
difficult when taking pictures under the following conditions (1 to 6 below).
These also apply to manual focusing using the focus indicator ( ) in the
viewfinder. If the subject cannot be focused automatically, set the focus mode
lever to MF and use the manual focus mode to focus on the subject with the
aid of the matte field in the viewfinder.
1 Extremely low-contrast subjects such as a white wall in the focus points range.
2 Subjects which do not reflect much light within the focus points range.
Operating the shutter release button
3 Fast moving objects.
The shutter release button has two positions.
4 Strongly reflected light or strong backlighting (bright background).
5 If vertical or horizontal line patterns appear within the focus points range.
6 Multiple subjects in the foreground and background within the focus points
range.
[Not pressed]
[Pressed halfway
(first position)]
[Pressed fully
(second position)]
Pressing the shutter release button down halfway (first position) turns on
the viewfinder and LCD panel indicators and the autofocus system operates.
Pressing it down fully (second position) takes the picture.
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● Squeeze the shutter release button gently when taking a picture to
prevent camera shake.
● Practice pressing the shutter release button halfway to learn where the
first position is.
● The viewfinder indicators stay on while shutter release button is
pressed. The indications stay on for about 10 seconds (default setting)
after the button is released.
Subject may not be focused even when focus indicator (
when 6 above applies.
) is displayed
Using the full automatic program mode
Adjusting the Viewfinder to Your Eyesight
Using the Zoom ring
Adjust the viewfinder to suit your eyesight. If it is difficult to see the viewfinder
image clearly, slide the diopter adjustment lever sideways. You can slide the
diopter from -2.5 m-1 to +1.5 m-1.
Using the zoom ring, you can enlarge (telephoto angle) or reduce (wide angle)
the size of an image by changing the focal length value of the camera lens.
Adjust it to the desired size and take the picture.
1. Aim the AF point over the subject, and then press the shutter button halfway.
1. Position the subject in focus.
2. Adjust the diopter adjustment lever to suit
your eyesight.
2. Turn the zoom ring to the right or left.
- Viewfinder is adjusted to your eyesight.
- Turn the zoom ring clockwise for telephoto
and counterclockwise for wide angle.
Diopter adjustment lever
● Look through the viewfinder to compose your picture at the focal
length that looks right for your purpose. Turn the zoom ring right or
left until you see the composition you want.
● A fixed focal length lens do not includes the zoom ring.
AF Frame
The eyecup is attached to the
viewfinder portion when camera
leaves the factory. Diopter adjustment
is available with the eyecup attached.
However, adjustment is easier with the
eyecup removed as shown above. To
remove the eyecup, pull upward and
remove as shown on the right.
▲ Wide Angle
▲ Telephoto
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Using the full automatic program mode
Using the Drive Mode
You can select the continuous shooting or self-timer function using the DRIVE
mode. This chapter explains the [Continuous Shooting (Hi)] mode for
example.
1. Press the Fn button on your camera and
then press the direction button (▲).
- The Drive Mode options screen appears.
- If the AF mode is not set to SEL, you can
directly press the direction buttons (▲) to use
the drive mode.
DRIVE
Single Frame Shooting
: Move
2. Select the [( ) Continuous Shooting (Hi)]
using the direction buttons (◄►) and then
press the OK button.
: Set
DRIVE
- The camera is ready to take pictures.
Continuous Shooting (Hi)
: Move
: Set
3. Continuous shooting starts as soon as you press and the hold the shutter
button.
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● If you set [Remaining Count] to [Continuous] from the [Custom2
MENU], the maximum continuous-shootable images appears in the
view finder on half shutter.
● The focus is adjusted each time the shutter is released while exposure
metering timer is set (shutter release button is pressed halfway) if the
focus mode is set to SAF (Single mode).
● Focusing is continuously active when the focus mode is set to CAF
(Continuous mode).
● Note that in CAF (Continuous mode) / MF (Manual mode), the shutter
will release when the shutter release button is pressed fully even if
focusing is not complete.
● The shutter cannot be released until charging is complete when using
the built-in flash.
● To take a picture while charging the built-in flash, set [Release in
Charging] to [On] in the [CUSTOM2 MENU].
Getting a Better
Picture by Using
More Functions
This chapter helps users archive a better picture by learning how to get
a camera’s angle of view, exposure, focusing the object, and so on.
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Checking the Composition, Exposure, and Focus
Before Shooting
Displaying the Digital Preview
Using the Liveview function
Manual White Balance (Manual W.B.)
Checking the focus
Using Autofocus
Selecting the Focusing Area (AF Point)
Setting the Focus Position in the Viewfinder
Fixing the Focus
Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus)
Using the Focus Indicator
Using the Viewfinder Matte Field
Setting the Exposure
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Effect of Shutter Speed and Effect of Aperture
How to Check Depth of Field
Selecting the Metering Method
Exposure Compensation
AE-L with AF Locked
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Using the RAW button
Using the Mirror Lock Up Function
Self-Timer Shooting
Remote Control Shooting (Sold Separately)
Using the Menu
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Using the MENU button
Using the CAPTURE MENU
Using the CUSTOM1 MENU
Using the CUSTOM2 MENU
Using the SETUP MENU
Using the PLAYBACK MENU
Checking the Composition, Exposure, and Focus Before Shooting
Displaying the Digital Preview
Using the Liveview function
Using the main switch on your camera, you can check the composition, exposure
in the LCD monitor, and focus before you actually take a picture.
To use the digital preview function, select [Custom2 MENU] > [Preview Method]
> [Digital].
You can actually see the composition of your subject and the focus through the
LCD monitor in real time.
To use the Liveview function, select [Custom2 MENU] > [Preview Method] >
[Liveview].
Liveview
Liveview].
1. Focus on the subject, then compose the
picture in the viewfinder and move the
main switch to .
1. Focus on the subject, then compose the
picture in the viewfinder and move the
main switch to .
2. The icon ( ) appears in the LCD
monitor during preview and you can check
the composition, exposure and focus. Press
the shutter release button halfway to end
Digital Preview and start focusing.
To save images, press the Fn button and
then select [Save as].
2. The LCD monitor displays the composition of
your subject and the focus in real time.
The LCD monitor displays the shooting
information of the camera when using the
Liveview function.
3. In the digital preview mode, the image can
be enlarged by using the rear dial (
).
You can check the composition, exposure
and focus with the direction buttons ( )
on the LCD monitor.
3. Press and hold the AF button until the subject is in focus.
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● You can display the Bright/Dark area warning or histogram in Digital
Preview. Set in [Digital
Digital Preview
Preview] in the [PLAYBACK MENU] menu.
● For more information about the depth of field, see page 46, “Depth of
field”.
- If the focus mode lever is set to SAF, you can see the subject in focus on the LCD
monitor.
- If the focus mode lever is set to CAF, the LCD monitor does not display the subject
while you are pressing and holding the AF button. After you stop pressing and holing
the AF button, you can see the subject in focus by using the LCD monitor.
- If the focus mode lever is set to MF, you can manually adjust the focus by
watching through the LCD monitor.
4. Now you can take a picture.
● [Display Time] in the [Quick
Quick View
View] menu is fixed to [1 sec] while the
Liveview function is used.
● You can not delete the images while using the quick view function in
the Liveview menu.
Checking the Composition, Exposure, and Focus Before Shooting
● Selected image in the live view screen is enlarged if you turn the rear
dial (
) to the right.
● You can choose the [Grid Display] and [AF Frame Display] options
by setting the [Liveview] menu in the [CAPTURE MENU].
● While using the Liveview function, adjusting the focus is available for
some lenses when auto focusing mode is set to MF.
● The preview image in the [Liveview] function disappears in about 3 minutes.
● Use a tripod to prevent camera shake while using the Liveview
function.
● You can not adjust the aperture stops while using the Liveview.
● You may find the actual image is different after taking a picture.
When using the Liveview function, do not aim the camera toward the sun.
Direct sun light may damage the shutter curtain.
) to switch the
2. Turn the rear dial (
screen in the LCD monitor. The following
screen appears.
: Set
3. Select the white balance point using the
direction buttons ( ) on your camera.
- Set the white balance point to the white area
in the LCD monitor.
: Set
Manual White Balance (Manual W.B.)
Using the Manual White Balance, you can easily adjust the white balance
before shooting. The white balance preview is very helpful when you are taking
pictures under various environmental lighting conditions.
To use the white balance preview function, select [Custom2 MENU] > [Preview
Method] > [Manual White Balance].
1. Focus on the subject, then compose the
picture in the viewfinder and move the
main switch to .
4. Press the OK button.
- The following screen appears to adjust the
white balance.
5. Set the white balance value using the
direction buttons ( ) and then press the
OK button.
MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
: Exit
: Set
- Now you can take a picture with the white
balance value saved on your camera.
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Checking the focus
You can focus with the following methods.
• AF (Auto Focus)
: The camera is focused when the shutter release button is
pressed halfway.
• MF (Manual Focus) : Manually adjust the focus.
The focus indicator ( ) appears in the
viewfinder when focused (if focus indicator
( ) is blinking, the subject is not in focus).
Using Autofocus
You can choose the autofocus mode from SAF (Single mode) where the shutter
release button is pressed halfway to focus on the subject and the focus is locked
at that position, and CAF (Continuous mode) where the subject is kept in focus
by continuous adjustment while the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
1. Set the focus mode lever to SAF or CAF.
Focus indicator
● The camera can be focused by pressing the AF button.
● In SAF (Single mode), the focus is locked (focus lock) while focus
indicator ( ) is lit. To focus on another subject, take your finger off the
shutter release button first.
● In CAF (Continuous mode), focus is adjusted continuously, tracking
the moving object as long as the shutter release button is kept pressed
halfway.
● The shutter cannot be released until the subject is in focus in SAF (Single
mode). If the subject is too close to the camera, move back and take the
picture. Adjust the focus manually if the subject is difficult to focus.
2. Look through the viewfinder and press the
shutter release button halfway.
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● If you try to focus on your subject in a too dark place, multiple flash fires
simultaneously on half shutter. (You need to pop up the built-in flash and
set the auto focusing mode to SAF (Single mode) before shooting.)
● Use the matte field in the viewfinder when the subject is difficult to focus
and the focus indicator will not stay lit.
Checking the focus
Selecting the Focusing Area (AF Point)
Choose the part of the viewfinder to set focus to.
The selected AF point appears red in the viewfinder. (Superimpose AF Area).
Auto
The camera selects the optimum AF point even if the subject is
not centered.
Select
Sets the AF point to one of the eleven points in the AF area.
Centre
Sets the AF point to the centre of the viewfinder.
Setting the Focus Position in the Viewfinder
1. Select SEL with the Focus point selection
dial.
- Auto focusing mode must be set to SEL, to
move the AF point where you want to focus.
2. Look through the viewfinder and check the
position of the subject.
1. Set the desired program mode using the
Focus point selection dial.
3. Place the AF (Auto Focusing) point where
you want to focus using the direction
buttons ( ) on your camera.
- The AF point appears red in the viewfinder
(Superimpose AF Area) and you can check
where you set the AF point.
AF point is not displayed in the viewfinder when [Off] is selected for
[Superimpose AF Area] in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
AF point appears in the centre as soon as you press the AF button while
the AF point mode is set to Centre ( ).
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Checking the focus
Fixing the Focus
4. Re-compose the picture while keeping the
shutter release button pressed halfway.
If your subject is outside the Focusing Area (AF Point), first focus the subject in
the Focusing Area (AF Point) and then make a change to the composition.
1. Frame the desired composition for your
picture in the viewfinder.
5. Press the shutter button fully. The picture is taken.
2. Centre the subject to focus in the
viewfinder and press the shutter release
button halfway. The focus indicator ( )
appears and you will hear a beep when the
subject comes into focus (if it ( ) is
blinking, the subject is not in focus).
● The focus is locked while the focus indicator ( ) is lit.
● Turning the zooming ring in focus lock mode may cause the subject to
be out of focus.
● You can disable the beep sound through the [Beep] menu in the
[SETUP MENU].
● To fix the exposure on your subject, press and hold the shutter button
at halfway to focus and then press the AE-L button (
).
(The exposure is fixed until you fire the shutter button.)
The focus indicator is blinking.
3. Keep pressing the shutter button halfway.
- Focus will be fixed unless you release the shutter button.
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Checking the focus
Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus)
When you adjust the focus manually, you can either check with the focus
indicator in the viewfinder or use the viewfinder matte field to adjust focus.
The focus indicator ( ) appears and you will hear
a beep when the subject comes into focus.
- You can disable the beep sound through the
[Beep] menu in the [SETUP MENU].
Using the Focus Indicator
You can manually adjust the focus using the focus indicator (
).
The focus indicator
1. Set the focus mode lever to MF.
2. Look through the viewfinder, press the
shutter release button halfway and turn the
focusing ring.
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Checking the focus
Using the Viewfinder Matte Field
You can manually adjust the focus using the viewfinder matte field.
1. Set the focus mode lever to MF.
2. Look through the viewfinder and turn the
focusing ring until the subject looks sharp
on the screen.
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Setting the Exposure
Effect of Shutter Speed and Effect of Aperture
Aperture and shutter speed determine the exposure to light. You can create
many interesting effects once you understand these aspects.
Effect of Shutter Speed
Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open. You can enjoy many
interesting effects by adjusting the shutter speed.
Using slower shutter speed
Effect of the Aperture
The aperture stop of a lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching
the image sensor. This is similar to the way the pupil of the human eyes reacts to
bright light. The next image shows
how the aperture is adjusted to a different
size according to the corresponding aperture
stop described in the lens. (The image may be
different from the actual product and does not
represent a specific lens model.)
Opening the aperture (reduce the
aperture value)
A low shutter speed blurs motion on the
image. You can feel the speed in the
picture on the right.
Objects closer and further away than the
focused subject will be out of focus.
You will see that the background is out of
focus when you focus on the subject.
▲ Aperture: f = 8,
Shutter Speed: 1/15sec
▲ Aperture: f = 2.8,
Shutter Speed: 1/500sec
Using faster shutter speed
Closing the aperture (increase the
aperture value)
A fast shutter speed is essential for
capturing the movement. A faster shutter
speed froze the same shot as shown on
the right.
The range in focus expands forward and
backward.
▲ Aperture: f = 8,
Shutter Speed: 1/125sec
You will see that both the subject and the
background are all in focus if you use a
high aperture stop.
▲ Aperture: f = 11,
Shutter Speed: 1/500sec
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Setting the Exposure
How to Check Depth of Field
1. Focus on the subject.
Depth of Field?
When you focus on a specific subject, there is a range in which objects closer and
further away will also be in focus. This focused range is called the depth of field.
● The wider the wide-angle lens, and the further away the subject, the greater the
depth of field. For example, the aperture stop, f 11 is higher than f 2.8.
Current location of the subject
10m
2. Turn the main switch while looking through
the viewfinder.
4m
2m
1m
▲ The range of the area in focus with a large depth of field
- Checking the depth of field is only available
if [Preview Method] is set to [Optical] in
[CUSTOM2 MENU].
Current location of the subject
10m
3. Now you can check the depth of field in the viewfinder.
6m
6m
4m
2m
1m
▲ The range of the area in focus with a small depth of field
Pictures used in this user guide are to help users understand depth of field and the
results may differ depending on the types of lenses and the shooting environment.
● No shooting information is displayed in the viewfinder, and the shutter
cannot be released while the main switch is in the preview position ( ).
● You can check the depth of field in all exposure modes.
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Setting the Exposure
Selecting the Metering Method
Exposure Compensation
Choose the part of the screen to use for measuring brightness and
determining exposure.
This allows you to deliberately over expose (brighten) or under expose (darken)
your picture. You can adjust the EV Compensation from -3 to +3 (EV) in
increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. For information about under or over exposed
samples, see page 90, “Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket).”
Multi-segment
metering
Segment the screen in 16 parts, meter each portion and
determine the appropriate exposure.
Centre-weighted
metering
Measure the entire screen with an emphasis on the centre
and determine the exposure.
Spot metering
Measure only the centre of the screen and determine
exposure.
1. Set the compensation with the front dial
(
) while the
button is pressed.
h Set with the metering mode lever.
2. Confirm the compensation value in the
viewfinder.
“+” or “-” appears during compensation.
The metering mode lever
Compensation value
The metering mode Indicator
● Exposure compensation is not available when the exposure mode is set
to
(Auto mode), M (Manual), B (Bulb), and X (Flash synchro) mode.
● The exposure compensation is not cancelled by turning the camera off
if you select the [EV Compensation] in the [Memory of Settings] of
[CAPTURE MENU].
● The is set to 0 when
button and green button ( ) are pressed at
the same time.
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Setting the Exposure
AE-L with AF Locked
AE Lock is a function that memorizes the exposure prior to taking the picture.
Use this when the subject is too small or backlit and a proper exposure setting
cannot be obtained.
1. Look through the viewfinder and press the shutter button halfway.
The current exposure setting appears on the LCD panel and the viewfinder.
2. Press the AE-L(
) button .
- The camera memorizes the exposure
(brightness) at that instant. Press it again to
unlock.
3. Press the shutter button fully to take a picture. The picture is taken with the
memorized exposure value from Step 2 above.
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● is displayed in the viewfinder while the AE lock is engaged.
● *
After releasing the AE-L button ( ), the exposure remains in memory as
long as the viewfinder is turned on. The exposure remains locked as long
as the AE-L button ( ) is kept pressed or the shutter release button is
kept pressed halfway.
● You will hear a beep when the AE-L button ( ) is pressed.
You can disable the beep sound through the [Beep] menu in the [SETUP
MENU].
● AE lock is not available when the exposure mode is
(Auto mode),
B (Bulb) or X (Flash synchro) mode.
● The combination of shutter speed and aperture value changes depending
on the zooming position even while the AE lock is engaged when using a
zoom lens for which maximum aperture varies
depending on the focal length. However, the exposure value does not
change and the picture is taken at the brightness level set by the AE lock.
● Exposure can be fixed when focus is locked. Set in [AE-L with AF
Locked] in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
Using the RAW button
When you press the RAW button, the images
are taken as RAW and JPEG file types.
For more information about using the RAW
button, see page 56, “Set RAW button.”
h When you press the RAW button, RAW
or RAW+ will display on the LCD panel.
- Press the Shutter button to take a picture.
● To cancel the RAW button function, turn the mode dial (
) or press
the RAW button once again.
● When the picture is taken using the RAW button, it may take a time to
save the image as the images are saved as RAW and JPEG file type.
● When the picture is taken using the RAW button, is displayed on the
LCD monitor, only a JPEG image is displayed. To view the RAW
image, use the supplied Software.
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Using the Mirror Lock Up Function
The mirror lock up function minimizes camera shake. When the shutter button
is pressed, the mirror pops up first to reduce camera shake while shooting.
1. Press the Fn button on your camera and
then press the direction button (▲).
- The Drive Mode options screen appears.
- If the AF mode is not set to SEL, you can
directly press the direction buttons (▲) to use
the drive mode.
Drive
When using the mirror lock-up function, do not aim the camera toward the
sun. Direct sun light may damage the shutter curtain.
Single Frame Shooting
: Move
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
[Self-Timer (2 secs)].
: Set
Drive
Self-Timer (2 secs)
: Move
: Set
3. Focus on the subject.
4. Press the shutter release button fully. The mirror pops up and the picture is
taken 2 seconds later. The AE lock is enabled with the exposure value set
immediately before the mirror goes up.
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● You cannot see the subject through the viewfinder for the next two
seconds after you press the shutter button.
● Using the tripod minimize camera shake while you keep the same
angle of view.
Self-Timer Shooting
When the self-timer is enabled, there is a delay between the pressing of the
shutter release and the shutter firing. You can use this function when you want
to take a shot of many people including yourself. Select or .
•
•
: Shutter will be released after about 12 seconds. Use this mode to include
the photographer in the picture.
: After pressing the shutter button the mirror will pop up directly.
The shutter is released after about 2 seconds. Use this mode to avoid
camera shake when the shutter release button is pressed.
1. Press the Fn button on your camera and
then press the direction button (▲).
5. Press the shutter release button fully.
-
-
:The self-timer lamp starts blinking slowly
at first and then blinks rapidly for 2
seconds before the shutter is released.
The beep is heard and the rate
increases. The shutter will be released
about 12 seconds after the shutter
release button is pressed fully.
: The shutter will be released about 2
seconds after the shutter release button
is pressed fully.
Drive
- The drive mode screen appears.
Single Frame Shooting
: Move
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
or .
: Set
Drive
3. Press the OK button
- The camera is ready to take pictures.
Self-Timer (12 secs)
: Move
: Set
● You can cancel the self-timer by pressing the MENU button or rotating the
Mode dial (
) while the self-timer is operating.
● The beep can be turned off.
You can disable the beep sound through the [Beep] menu in the [SETUP
MENU].
● Exposure may be affected if light enters the viewfinder. Attach the
provided viewfinder cap or use the AE lock function. (Ignore the light
entering the viewfinder when the exposure mode is set to the M (Manual)
mode.
● Remove the Eyecup by pulling one side out and toward you when using
accessories such as the viewfinder cap.
4. Confirm in the viewfinder that the subject
you wish to shoot is in the display and press
the shutter release button halfway.
The focus indicator ( ) appears when the
subject is in focus.
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Remote Control Shooting (Sold Separately)
You can set the remote control function in the drive mode menu.
(sold separately)
•
•
•
4. Press the shutter release button halfway.
[Remote Control] : The shutter will be released immediately the shutter release
button on the remote control unit is pressed.
[Remote Control (3s delay)]
: The shutter will be released 3 seconds
after the shutter release button on the
remote control unit is pressed.
[Remote Control (continuous)] : The continuous shooting starts as soon as
you press the remote control unit.
Press the remote control unit one more
time to finish shooting.
1. Press the Fn button on your camera and
then press the direction button (▲).
Drive
- The drive mode screen appears.
Single Frame Shooting
: Move
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
,
or .
- The self-timer lamp will blink to let you know
that the camera is in remote control wait
status.
: Set
Remote Control
3. Press the OK button.
- The camera is ready to take pictures.
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5. Point the remote control unit towards the
front of the camera and press the shutter
release button on the remote control.
The picture is taken.
● You cannot focus with the remote control unit in default settings. Focus
on the subject first before operating with the remote control. You can
set [AF in Remote Control] to [On] in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
● Turn the power off to stop the remote control operation after it has
been activated.
● The remote control may not operate in backlit conditions.
● To take a picture while charging the built-in flash, set [Release in
Charging] to [On] in the [CUSTOM2 MENU].
● When using the built-in flash, raise the flash into position first.
Drive
: Move
- The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator ( ) appears in the
viewfinder when the subject is in focus.
: Set
Using the Menu
This section explains the operation methods for [CAPTURE MENU ( )],
)], [CUSTOM2 MENU (
)], [SETUP MENU ( )],
[CUSTOM1 MENU (
and [PLAYBACK MENU ( )] .
Once the menu options are set, the memorized set value appears again after
you turn on the camera.
Using the MENU button
Front dial
2. [CAPTURE MENU ( )], [CUSTOM1 MENU ( )], [CUSTOM2 MENU
)], [SETUP MENU ( )], and [PLAYBACK MENU ( )] menu appear
(
in order each time the direction buttons ( ) is pressed.
● Press the MENU button to return to your previous screen.
) to move forward to the next screen in the current
● Use the front dial (
menu and use the rear dial (
) to jump to the next menu.
● If the power is not turned off properly, the set value will be lost next time
you turn on the camera.
Rear dial
MENU button
OK button
LCD Monitor
Direction buttons
1. Press the MENU button.
-The [CAPTURE MENU] menu appears on the
LCD monitor.
CAPTURE MENU
Standard
Picture Wizard
JPEG
File Format
14.6M
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
sRGB
Colour Space
1 time
Set RAW Button
Liveview
: Move
: Exit
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Using the Menu
Using the CAPTURE MENU (
)
This section explains the methods for [CAPTURE MENU].
1. Press the Picture Wizard ( ) button on
your camera.
- The following screen appears.
Picture Wizard
The Picture Wizard function enables you to adjust the image before
shooting. You can create the image you desire by adjusting the
[Colour tone], [Saturation], [Contrast], and [Sharpness].
The following images show how the contrast is changed using the Picture
Wizard function.
▼ With a high-set (+) value on the contrast
Picture Wizard
Standard
Colour Tone : Original
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Reset
: Set
Picture Wizard
Standard
Colour Tone : Original
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Standard
Vivid
Potrait
Landscape
Custom1
Custom2
: Set
2. Select the desired menu option using the
direction buttons (▲▼) and then press the
direction buttons (◄►).
- Make a change to the set value for
[Colour tone], [Saturation], [Contrast], and
[Sharpness]. You can create the image you
desire by adjusting the [Colour tone],
[Saturation], [Contrast], and [Sharpness].
- Pressing the green button ( ) on the camera
initializes the set value.
: Back
0
0
0
0
0
0
0 0
0 0
0 -1
+1 +1
0 0
0 0
: Back
Picture Wizard
Standard
Colour Tone : Original
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Reset
: Set
: Back
▼ With a low-set (-) value on the contrast
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Reset
: Set
Picture Wizard
3. Press the OK button to save and then take a picture.
: Back
Using the Menu
File Format
You can set the format of image files.
• JPEG
• RAW
• RAW+
Remaining Count : 121
Picture Wizard
JPEG
File Format
RAW
JPEG Size
RAW+
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
Set RAW Button
Liveview
: Cancel
: Set
: Captures images in JPEG format. You can change the number of
recorded pixels from [JPEG Size] in the [CAPTURE MENU] menu,
and the image quality level from [JPEG Size] and [JPEG Quality]
in the [CAPTURE MENU] menu. The file size varies according to
the settings.
: RAW data is CCD output data saved without processing. Effects
such as White Balance, Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness are
not applied to the image but such information is saved. Use Raw
Display or transfer to a PC, apply effects with the enclosed software
(Samsung RAW Converter 2.0) and create JPEG and TIFF images.
: Images are captured in both RAW and JPEG formats.
JPEG Size
You can set the size of the JPEG recorded
pixels.
• 14.6M / 10M / 6M / 2M
When the number of recorded pixels is
changed, the number of recordable images
appears at the top right of the screen.
JPEG Quality
You can set the image quality level.
When the quality level is changed, the number
of recordable images at that quality level
appears at the top right of the screen.
Remaining Count : 121
Picture Wizard
File Format
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
Set RAW Button
Liveview
: Set
: Cancel
Super fine (1)
Lowest compression rate, suited for printing large pictures
such as A4 size.
Super fine (2)
Low compression rate, suited for printing large pictures such
as A4 size.
Fine
Standard compression rate, suited for viewing as
photographs or on your computer screen.
Good
Highest compression rate, suitable for attaching to e-mail or
posting on websites.
Remaining Count : 121
Picture Wizard
File Format
JPEG Size
14.6M
JPEG Quality
10M
Colour Space
6M
Set RAW Button
2M
Liveview
: Set
: Cancel
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Using the Menu
Colour Space
Set RAW Button
You can set the colour space to use.
You can set how to capture RAW+JPEG images whenever the RAW button
is pressed. If [Cancel setup] is selected in the [Set RAW Button] menu,
RAW button function is available for one time use.
• sRGB
: Sets to sRGB colour space.
• AdobeRGB : Sets to AdobeRGB colour space.
CAPTURE MENU
Picture Wizard
Standard
File Format
JPEG
JPEG Size
14.6M
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
sRGB
Set RAW Button
1 time
Liveview
: Move
: Exit
CAPTURE MENU
Picture Wizard
File Format
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
sRGB
Set RAW Button AdobeRGB
Liveview
: Set
: Cancel
Colour Space?
Colour ranges for various input/output devices, such as digital cameras, monitors,
and printers, differ. This colour range is called the colour Space. To recreate different
colour spaces in different devices, standard colour spaces have been proposed.
This camera supports sRGB and AdobeRGB. sRGB is mainly used for devices such
as a PC. AdobeRGB covers a wider area than sRGB and is used for occupational
uses such as industrial printing. An image created in AdobeRGB may appear lighter
than an image created in sRGB when output from a sRGB compatible device.
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● File names differ depending on the colour space setting as shown
below.
- For sRGB : SG20 XXXX.JPG
- For AdobeRGB : _G20 XXXX.JPG
[XXXX] is the file number and numbering continues from the last stored
file number.
● You can change the file name as you want to change. For more
information about changing the file name, see page 74, “Change File
Name.”
CAPTURE MENU
Picture Wizard
Standard
File Format
JPEG
JPEG Size
14.6M
JPEG Quality
Colour Space
sRGB
Set RAW Button 1 time
Liveview
: Move
: Exit
Set RAW Button
Cancel setup
JPEG
RAW
RAW+
: Set
RAW+
RAW+
RAW+
: Back
Liveview
You can set the grid and Focusing Area (AF Point), AF frame display
options in the Liveview mode. The Focusing Area (AF Point), AF frame
display is not available if AF mode is set to MF.
• Grid Display
: Shows the grid on the LCD monitor when using the
Liveview function.
• AF Frame Display : Shows the Focusing Area (AF Point) / AF frame on
the LCD monitor while using the Liveview function.
CAPTURE MENU
Standard
Picture Wizard
JPEG
File Format
14.6M
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
sRGB
Colour Space
Set RAW Button 1 time
Liveview
: Move
: Exit
Liveview
Grid Display
AF Frame Display
: Set
: Back
If you want to cancel the use of the grid display and the AF frame display
options while using the Liveview function, clear the check boxes in the
[Grid Display] and the [AF Frame Display] from the [Liveview] menu.
Using the Menu
User Registration
Extended Bracket
You can save the current set value to User program mode.
You can save pictures with three different
white balance, saturation, sharpness and
contrast levels. Three pictures are saved with
each shot. The following settings are available
in the [Extended Bracket] menu.
The following settings can be stored:
Exposure mode / EV Compensation / White Balance / Flash mode / Drive mode /
File Format / Extended Bracketing Steps & Type / JPEG Size / Flash Exposure
Compensation / JPEG Quality / Exposure Bracketing Steps & No. of Frames /
Sensitivity / Auto Sensitivity Adjustment Range
CAPTURE MENU
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Multi Exposure
Memory of Settings
OIS
: Move
• White Balance : MG±3 / MG±2 /
MG±1 / AB±3 /
AB±2 / AB±1
Saves current settings
to USER Registration mode
• Saturation
• Contrast
• Sharpness
Auto
: Set
: Back
Interval Shooting
In this mode, a set number of pictures can be taken automatically at a set
interval from a set time.
: Exit
Extended Bracket
Extended Bracket
White Balance
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Extended Bracket
AB±1
±1
±1
±1
Interval Shooting
CAPTURE MENU
: Move
Auto
: ±4/ ±3 / ±2/ ±1
: ±4/ ±3 / ±2/ ±1
: ±4/ ±3 / ±2/ ±1
Extended Bracket
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Multi Exposure
Memory of Settings
OIS
: Move
Off
Off
(M=Masenta / G=Green / A=Amber / B=Blue)
Off
Off
: Exit
CAPTURE MENU
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Multi Exposure
Memory of Settings
OIS
: Set
Interval Shooting
Off
Off
Auto
: Exit
Interval
00 00’ 01”
No. of Shots
1
Start Trigger
Now
Start Time
: Set
: Back
: Set
: Back
The following images show how the [Contrast] is changed using the
[Extended Bracket] menu.
00 00
: Back
● Interval shooting can not be used while the [Extended Bracket] or
[Multi Exposure] functions are used. B (Bulb exposure) program
mode does not support the interval shooting.
● If [Start Trigger] is set to [Set Time] in the interval shooting mode, the
current time is displayed on the top right corner in the screen.
▲ Low contrast
▲ Normal contrast
▲ High contrast
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Using the Menu
Multi Exposure
● If the RAW button or MENU button is pressed, or the (Extended) Auto
Bracket is set during Multi-exposure shooting, the pictures that have
already been taken are saved and Multi-exposure is exited.
● [Extended Bracket] and [Multi Exposure] are not used at the same
time. The last mode selected is set.
● Press the delete button ( ) during Instant Review to discard pictures
created to that point and create again from the first picture.
● After completing the Multi Exposure shooting, the settings for Multi
Exposure will be canceled.
You can set the number of shots to be taken
in the [Multi Exposure] function. You can
take multiple frames while creating a single
picture. The image shown on the right has
two separate frames in a single picture.
• Number of Shots : 2 - 9 images
• Auto EV Adjust : The exposure is
adjusted automatically according to the
number of shots.
Multi Exposure
Multi Exposure
Number of Shots
Auto EV Adjust
: Set
Off
: Back
Multi Exposure
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Number of Shots
Off
2Times
Auto EV Adjust
3Times
4Times
5Times
: Set
: Exit
Multi Exposure
Number of Shots 2Times
Auto EV Adjust
Number of Shots 2Times
Auto EV Adjust
: Set
: Set
: Back
: Back
Using the Menu
Memory of Settings
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
You can select which settings to save when the camera is turned off.
CAPTURE MENU
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Off
Multi Exposure
Off
Memory of Settings
OIS
Auto
: Move
Drive
White Balance
ISO Sensitivity
EV Compensation
Flash
Extended Bracket
Playback Display
Flash power
File No.
: Exit
Memory of Settings
Drive
White Balance
ISO Sensitivity
EV Compensation
Flash
Extended Bracket
: Set
: Back
OIS (Optical image Stabilization) helps
the user capture sharp images by
reducing camera shake/vibration. Optical
Image Stabilization is especially useful when
using a low shutter speed which may cause
camera shake.
: Move
New files are named using
numbers that follow the
previous sequence, even
when a new memory card is
used, or after formatting, or
after deleting all pictures.
After using the reset function,
the next file name will be set
from 0001 even after
formatting, deleting all or
inserting a new memory card.
Off
Off
Auto
: Exit
If you use the lens that does not support the automatic information about
the focal length, you can manually select the available focal length to enable
the OIS function.
1. Select [
The settings are maintained
The settings are reset when
when the camera is turned off. the camera is turned off.
CAPTURE MENU
User Registration
Interval Shooting
Extended Bracket
Multi Exposure
Memory of Settings
OIS
OIS] menu in the [CAPTURE MENU].
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) on your
camera to set the [Focal Length]. Select
from the following focal length values.
Optical Image Stabilization
Focal Length
30
35
: Set
Focal
Length
8
40
135
550
10
45
150
600
12
50
180
700
15
55
200
800
18
65
250
-
20
70
300
-
24
75
350
-
40
: Back
28
85
400
-
30
100
450
-
35
120
500
-
● If the focal length for your lens is not listed above, select the value closest
to the actual focal length.
● When using a zoom lens, select the actual focal length at the zoom setting
in the same manner.
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Using the Menu
Using the CUSTOM1 MENU (
Superimpose AF Area
)
You can set whether to display the selected AF point in red when the
subject is in focus.
Link AF Point & AE
Sets whether to adjust AE and Focusing Area in multi-segment
metering based on the AF point. You can link the exposure and AF point in
the focusing area during multi-segment metering.
• Off : Exposure is set separately from AF point.
• On : Exposure is set in accordance with AF point.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE
Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
Link AF Point & AE
Off
On
Exposure value for
multi-segment metering
set regardless of
AF Point position
: Set
: Back
• On : The exposure sets according to the AF point.
• Off : The exposure sets regardless of the AF point.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
Superimpose AF Area
On
Off
The selectedAF Point is
displayed in the
viewfinder as red light
: Set
: Back
AF in remote control
Sets whether to use Autofocus when shooting with remote control.
Auto focusing (AF) is only available if the AF mode is set to SAF.
• Off : AF does not activate at shutter release from remote control when [Off].
• On : AF activates if shutter is released from remote control when [On].
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control
Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
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AF in Remote Control
Off
On
AF is not operated when
released with the
remote control unit
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
AF Button Function
Catch in Focus
Set whether to perform AF while the AF button is pressed or not perform AF
while the AF button is pressed.
The catch in focus function disables the shutter button if the subject is out of
focus while using the MF focusing mode.
• Enable AF : Performs Autofocus when pressing the AF button.
• Cancel AF : Does not perform Autofocus when pressing the AF button.
• Centre of AF Point : When the AF (Auto focusing) mode dial is set to SEL, AF
Point is set to Centre.
For the following cases, the shutter button operates differently depending
on the [Catch in focus] option:
- When the manual focusing lens is used.(with the focus mode lever set to
SAF).
- The current lens has an AF / MF lever and it is set to MF.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
AF Button Function
Enable AF
Cancel AF
Centre of AF Point
AF operates when
the AF button
is pressed
: Set
: Back
AF by Press Halfway
Sets whether to perform AF when the shutter release button is pressed
halfway.
• On : Performs AF when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
• Off : Does not perform AF when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway
On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
• Off : Shutter fires whether the subject is in focus or not.
• On : Shutter fires only when the subject is in focus.
Although the subject is in focus on half shutter, you cannot take a
picture if the subject is out of focus on full shutter release.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Move
: Exit
Catch in Focus
Off
On
Catch in focus is disabled
: Set
: Back
AF by Press Halfway
On
Off
AF operates
when shutter release button
is pressed halfway
: Set
: Back
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Using the Menu
EV Steps
AE-L with AF Locked
Sets the adjustment steps for exposure.
Locks the exposure value when the focus is locked.
• 1/2 EV : Sets the EV step to 1/2 EV.
• 1/3 EV : Sets the EV step to 1/3 EV.
• Off : Does not lock the exposure when focus is locked.
• On : Locks the exposure when the focus is locked.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Link AF Point & AE
Off
Superimpose AF Area On
AF in Remote Control Off
AF Button Function On
AF by Press Halfway On
Catch in Focus
Off
EV Steps
1/2 EV
: Exit
: Move
EV Steps
1/2 EV
1/3 EV
Exposure steps
are set to 1/2 EV
: Set
: Back
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked
Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
AE-L with AF Locked
Off
On
AE is not locked
when the focus
is locked
: Set
: Back
Program Line
In Auto mode and Program mode, exposure is regulated according to the
set Program line.
Metering Time
Sets the exposure metering time.
• 10 sec : Sets the exposure metering time to 10 seconds.
• 3 sec : Sets the exposure metering time to 3 seconds.
• 30 sec : Sets the exposure metering time to 30 seconds.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
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Metering Time
10 sec
3 sec
30 sec
Sets exposure metering
timer to 10 seconds
: Set
: Back
• Normal : Normal program is the basic Automatic Exposure Program.
• H.Speed : Hi-speed priority program is an Automatic Exposure Program that
selects higher shutter speeds.
• Depth : Depth-of-field priority program is an Automatic Exposure Program
that selects smaller aperture settings to maximise depth-of-field.
• MTF
: MTF priority program is an Automatic Exposure Program that
selects the best aperture settings for the attached lens.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
Program Line
Normal
H.Speed
Depth
MTF
Sets Program line to
Normal program
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
Auto EVC
WB when using flash
Sets whether to compensate automatically when proper exposure cannot
be determined.
Sets whether to fix white balance when flash is discharged.
• Off : The exposure does not compensate when the exposure cannot be
accurately calculated automatically.
• On : The exposure compensates automatically when the automatic exposure
function is unable to set the exposure accurately.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Exit
: Move
Auto EVC
Off
On
Does not use auto EV
compensation when proper
exposure is not obtained
: Set
: Back
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
WB when using flash
AWB
Unchanged
Flash
White Balance is set to
Auto when using flash
: Set
: Back
WB Adjustable Range
Automatically adjusts white balance depending on the different light
conditions even though the light source is specified by setting [[WHITE
BALANCE] in the Fn menu.
Fine Tune when AWB
Sets whether fine tune is available when white balance is set to Auto.
• Off : The AWB fine tuning is not available.
• On : The AWB fine tuning is available.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB
Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
• AWB
: White Balance is set to Auto when using flash.
• Unchanged : White Balance setting is not changed by flash use.
• Flash
: White Balance setting is set to Flash when using flash.
Fine tune when AWB
Off
On
Fine tune is disabled
when White Balance is
set to AWB
: Set
: Back
• If the [[WB Adjustable Range] is set to [[Auto Adjustment], the white balance
value is automatically adjusted within the adjustable range.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Metering Time
10 sec
AE-L with AF Locked Off
Program Line
Normal
Auto EVC
Off
Fine tune when AWB Off
WB when using flash AWB
WB Adjustable Range Fixed
: Move
: Exit
WB Adjustable Range
Fixed
Auto Adjustment
Automatically adjusts
white balance even when
light source is specified
: Set
: Back
[ Adjustable Range] function is not available for the [[AUTO], [Manual], and the
[WB
[Colour Temp.1] to [Colour Temp.3]] mode in the [[WHITE BALANCE] menu.
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Using the Menu
Colour Temp. Unit
High Noise
Use figures to set the colour temperature.
Enables the [High Noise] function when ISO sensitivity is high.
[High Noise] function is activated at an ISO of 800 or higher.
• Kelvin : Sets the colour temperature by 100K.
• Mired : Sets the colour temperature by 20 Mired. The figures are converted
to Kelvin and displayed.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
Colour Temp. Unit
Kelvin
Mired
Colour temperature can
be set in steps of 100K
: Set
• Auto: Noise Reduction will be automatically activated according to the
conditions.
• On : Sets whether to use Noise Reduction in slow speed shooting, slower than
the shutter speed of “0.3.”
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High Noise
Off
Weakest
Weak
Strong
Noise Reduction is not
activated when using
a high sensitivity.
: Set
: Back
ISO Display
Sets whether to use Noise Reduction in slow speed shooting.
Noise Reduction
Auto
On
Noise Reduction will be
automatically activated
according to the conditions
: Set
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
: Back
Noise Reduction
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
• If set to [Off],
Off], [High Noise] is not activated.
Off
: Back
Displays sensitivity in the viewfinder and LCD panel.
• If set to [Off],
Off], displays the number of recordable images in the viewfinder and
Off
LCD panel.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
ISO Display
Off
On
Display the number of
recordable images in the
viewfinder and LCD panel.
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
ISO Steps
Reset Custom1
Set the sensitivity step.
Resets all the settings in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu to the defaults.
• 1 EV Step
: Set the sensitivity step to 1 EV.
• As EV Steps : Set the sensitivity according to the EV setting.
• Reset : Resets the settings.
• Cancel : Does not reset the settings.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
ISO Steps
1 EV Steps
As EV Steps
ISO sensitivity steps
are set to 1 EV
: Set
: Back
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Exit
: Move
Reset Custom1
Reset
Cancel
Returns the custom
function settings
to initial settings
: Set
: Back
Set Max ISO Range
You can set the maximum ISO sensitivity range. If [Set Max ISO Range] is
set to [6400], ISO sensitivity can be set to 6400.
CUSTOM1 MENU
Colour Temp. Unit Kelvin
Noise Reduction
Auto
High Noise
Off
ISO Display
Off
ISO Steps
1 EV
Set Max ISO Range 3200
Reset Custom1
: Move
: Exit
Set Max ISO Range
3200
6400
Sensitivity can be set up to
ISO 3200
: Set
: Back
It is possible to see more noise in the images when setting the ISO
sensitivity to “6400.”
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Using the Menu
Using the CUSTOM2 MENU (
Green Button in TAv&M
)
Selects the exposure adjustment method when the green button (
pressed in TAv & M (Manual) mode.
E-Dial in Program / Sv / Tv / Av / TAv / M / X / B
Sets the front dial (
TAv / M / X / B mode.
) and rear dial (
) in Program / Sv / Tv / Av /
CUSTOM2 MENU
E-Dial in Program
Tv, Av
E-Dial in Sv
---,ISO
E-Dial in Tv
Tv, --E-Dial in Av
---, Av
E-Dial in TAv,M
Tv, Av
E-Dial in X,B
---, Av
Green Button in TAv&M <- P ->
: Move
: Exit
Example: E-Dial in Program
E-Dial in Program
: Tv
:Av
:
: Ps
: ---
:Av
: Tv
: Ps
:
: ---
Front: Shutter Speed(Hyper)
Rear: Aperture(Hyper)
: Set
: Back
) is
• Program Line : The aperture value and shutter speed are adjusted automatically.
• Tv Shift
: The aperture value is locked and the shutter speed is adjusted
automatically.
• Av Shift
: The shutter speed is locked and the aperture value is adjusted
automatically.
CUSTOM2 MENU
E-Dial in Program
Tv, Av
E-Dial in Sv
---,ISO
E-Dial in Tv
Tv, --E-Dial in Av
---, Av
E-Dial in TAv,M
Tv, Av
E-Dial in X,B
---, Av
Green Button in TAv&M <- P ->
: Move
: Exit
Green Button in TAv&M
Program Line
Tv Shift
Av Shift
Sets the aperture and
shutter speed to the
Program exposure
: Set
: Back
Use Aperture Ring
Sets the shutter so it can be released even if the aperture ring is not set to the A (Auto)
position. This function is only available for the lenses with an aperture ring.
• Off : Shutter fires only when the aperture ring is set to A.
• On : The shutter can be released even if the aperture ring is not set to the A
(Auto) position.
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CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
Use Aperture Ring
Off
On
Pictures cannot be taken
when the aperture ring
position is other than A
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
One-touch Bracketing
Remaining Count
When the shutter button is pressed, a number of set images are shot.
Sets to switch number of recordable images in the LCD panel and viewfinder.
• Off : Takes one shot with one shutter release.
• On : Takes a specified number of shots in bracket shooting with one shutter
release.
• Normal
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing
Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
One-touch Bracketing
Off
On
Takes one shot with
one shutter release.
: Set
: Back
Bracketing Order
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
Remaining Count
Normal
Continuous
Always displays the no.
of recordable images
for current memory card
: Set
: Back
Release in Charging
Sets the order for bracket shooting.
You can set to allow shooting while the flash is re-charging.
If Bracketing Order is set to “0 - +”, with an aperture stop of 8.0, you will get three
different shots with the aperture stops of 8.0, 6,7, and 9.5. For more information
about auto bracketing, see page 90 “Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto
Bracket).”
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Exit
: Move
: Displays the number of recordable images in the LCD panel and
viewfinder.
• Continuous : The number of continuous recordable images is displayed when
the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Bracketing Order
0-+
-0+
+00+-
Shooting order
3 frames : 0,-1,+1
5 frames : 0,-1,+1,-2,+2
: Set
: Back
• Off : Pictures cannot be taken while the flash is re-charging.
• On : Pictures can be taken while the flash is re-charging.
Flash may not fire even though you set [Release in Charging] to [On] in
the [CUSTOM2 MENU].
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
Release in Charging
Off
On
Disables shutter release
while the built-in
flash is charging
: Set
: Back
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Using the Menu
Preview Method
Auto Rotation
Choose the preview method to use when the main switch is turned to the
preview position ( ). Set values in the [Preview Method] are activated
when the main switch is turned to the preview position ( ).
Sets to automatically rotate images taken vertically when playing back.
If the [Saving Rotation Info.] is not set to [Off], the image will not be rotated
automatically.
• Optical
• Digital
• Liveview
• On : The images taken vertically rotate automatically.
• Off : The images taken vertically do not rotate automatically.
: You can check the depth of field in the viewfinder.
: You can check the composition, exposure and focus on the LCD.
: You can actually see the composition of your subject and
the focus through the LCD monitor in real time.
• Manual W.B. : You can adjust the white balance manually.
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
Preview Method
Optical
Digital
Liveview
Manual W.B.
For checking composition
and focus on the LCD
monitor in real time
: Back
: Set
Initial Zoom
• Initial Zoom : [Off]
Off , [2 times], [4 times], [8 times], [16 times], [32 times]
Off]
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: Move
: Exit
Auto Rotation
On
Off
Performs auto image
rotation during playback
: Set
: Back
Saving Rotation Info.
If [Saving Rotation Info.] is set to [On], a shot taken using a vertical position is
displayed in the vertical angle of view.
• On : Saves the rotation information when shooting.
• Off : Does not save the rotation information when shooting.
Sets the initial magnification of the zoom playback.
CUSTOM2 MENU
Use Aperture Ring
Off
One-touch Bracketing Off
Bracketing Order
0-+
Remaining Count
Release in Charging Off
Preview Method
Initial Zoom
Off
: Move
: Exit
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode On
Reset Custom2
Initial Zoom
Off
8 times
2 times
16 times
4 times
32 times
Magnification for starting
zoom playback set to 1x
: Set
: Back
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode On
Reset Custom2
: Move
: Exit
Saving Rotation Info.
On
Off
Saves rotation information
when shooting
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
Select Battery
Flash in Wireless Mode
Controls the consumption priority of the batteries power between the camera
body and vertical grip.
Fires built-in flash as master in wireless mode.
• Auto
: Set the battery consumption priority to the battery that has more power.
• Body First : Set the battery consumption priority to the battery in the camera body.
• Grip First : Set the battery consumption priority to the battery in the vertical grip.
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode On
Reset Custom2
: Move
: Exit
Select Battery
Auto
Body First
Grip First
: Set
• Fires built-in flash as controller in wireless mode.
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode
On
Reset Custom2
: Move
: Exit
Flash in Wireless Mode
On
Off
Fires Built-in flash
as master in Wireless
Mode
: Set
: Back
: Back
Reset Custom2
Resets all the settings in the [CUSTOM2 MENU] menu to the defaults.
Light of Top LCD
Sets whether or not to illuminate the LCD panel.
• On : The LCD panel will illuminate when pressing the LCD panel lamp button.
• Off : The LCD panel will not illuminate when pressing the LCD panel lamp
button.
Light of Top LCD
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode On
Reset Custom2
On
Off
Press the Exposure
compensation button
to illuminate LCD panel
: Move
: Set
: Exit
• Reset : The settings will reset.
• Cancel : The settings will not reset.
Reset Custom2
CUSTOM2 MENU
Auto Rotation
On
Saving Rotation Info. On
Select Battery
Auto
Light of Top LCD
On
Flash in Wireless Mode On
Reset Custom2
Reset
Cancel
Returns the custom
function settings
to initial settings
: Move
: Set
: Exit
: Back
: Back
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Using the Menu
Beep
Using the SETUP MENU ( )
Perform various settings related to the camera in the [SETUP MENU] menu.
You can turn the camera operation beep on or off.
•
Format
Formats the Memory Card. Be sure to format new Memory Card with the
camera before using the card. Formatting will delete all the data on the
Memory Card.
• Format : The memory will be formatted.
• Cancel : The memory will not be formatted.
SETUP MENU
Format
Beep
Date/Time
Language/㿔䁲
English
Guide Display
3 sec
LCD Brightness
±0
LCD colour adjustment 00 00
: Move
: Exit
Format
Format
Cancel
All data deleted
: Set
•
: You can turn the camera operation beep on or off.
- [AF Sound], [AE Lock], [RAW], [Self-Timer], [Remote Control]
: No beep sound
[Beep On]
SETUP MENU
Format
Beep
Date/Time
English
Language/㿔䁲
Guide Display
3 sec
LCD Brightness
±0
LCD colour adjustment 00 00
: Move
: Exit
: Set
: Back
733MB/968MB
: Back
When formatting is completed, camera mode is changed to the Capture or
Playing back mode.
● Do not open the card cover while formatting Memory Card. The card
may be damaged beyond use.
● Formatting will delete protected data. Be aware.
Beep
Beep
Beep is not activated
: Set
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Beep
Beep
AF Sound
AE Lock
RAW
Self-Timer
Remote Control
: Back
Beep
Beep
AF Sound
AE Lock
RAW
Self-Timer
Remote Control
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
Date/Time
Language/言語
You can change the initial date and time settings. You can also set the
display style.
You can change the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are
displayed.
• Date Display Style : [mm/dd/yy], [dd/mm/yy], [yy/mm/dd]
• Time Display Style : [12h] (12 hour), [24h] (24 hour)
• Language/
Setting the Type
Date/Time
Date/Time
dd/mm/yy 24h
Type
Date
01 01 2008
Time
00 00
Type
: Set
: Back
Type
Date
01 01 2008
Date
01 01 2008
Time
00 00
Time
00 00
: Set
SETUP MENU
Format
Beep
Date/Time
Language/㿔䁲
English
Guide Display
3 sec
LCD Brightness
±0
LCD colour adjustment 00 00
: Move
: Exit
Date/Time
dd/mm/yy 24h
: Cancel
dd/mm/yy 24h
: Set
: English, Korean, Chinese (Traditional / Simplified), French,
German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch,
Danish and Russian
: Cancel
Language/㿔䁲
English
한국어
Ё᭛ㅔԧ
Ё᭛㐕储
Français
: Set
Deutsch
Español
Português
Italiano
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Set to display time of guides on the LCD monitor when main switch is on or
the mode dial is changed.
• Guide Display Time : [Off], [3 Sec], [10 Sec], [30 Sec]
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Using the Menu
LCD Brightness
Video Out
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. Adjust settings when the LCD
monitor is hard to see.
• You can select -7 ~ 0 ~ +7 steps of LCD brightness.
When you connect the camera to AV equipment such as a TV, choose the
appropriate video output format (NTSC or PAL) for playing back images.
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LCD colour adjustment
You can adjust the colour of the LCD monitor.
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Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
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Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
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: Exit
SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
PAL
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Set
: Cancel
● Once you select the language, the appropriate video output format for
that country is selected.
● When using a TV as an external monitor, you will need to select the
external or AV channel of the TV.
● There will be a digital noise on the external monitor, but it is not a
malfunction.
● If the image is not in the centre of the screen, use the TV controls to
centre it.
● When the camera is connected to an external monitor, the menu will
be visible on the external monitor and the menu functions are the same
as those indicated on the LCD monitor.
Using the Menu
USB (Selecting an external device)
Folder Name
This menu sets the USB cable connection (PC or printer).
You can select the method for assigning the folder names for storing images.
• Computer : Select this menu when connecting to a computer.
• Printer
: Select this menu when connecting to a printer.
• Standard : The folder names are assigned as “100SSCAM J
101SSCAM J ... J 999SSCAM” in order.
• Date
: The two digits of the [month] and [day] on which the picture was
taken are assigned as the folder name in the form of
[100_0101].
(Example) 101_0101 : for folders with pictures taken on January 1st.
SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
1min
Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
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: Exit
SETUP MENU
Video Out
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
Printer
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Set
: Cancel
Auto Power Off
You can set the camera to turn off automatically if unused after a certain length
of time.
SETUP MENU
Video Out
USB
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Move
SETUP MENU
NTSC
Computer
1min
Date
SG20
: Exit
Video Out
USB
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Set
Standard
Date
: Cancel
• Auto Power Off : [1min], [3min], [5min], [10min], [30min], [Off]
SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
1min
Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Move
: Exit
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Video Out
USB
1min
Auto Power Off
3min
Folder Name
5min
Change File Name 10min
Sensor Cleaning
30min
Dust Removal
Off
: Set
: Cancel
[Auto Power Off] is not activated when using the USB connection, remote
control, Liveview, Fn menu, or slide show.
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Using the Menu
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
You can change the file name depending on the color space.
For example, you can change the file name of “SG20” if the [Colour Space]
is set to [sRGB].
Shadows may appear in the image for white backgrounds and other
shooting conditions if the Sensor becomes dirty or dusty. This indicates that
the Sensor must be cleaned. Please contact Samsung Camera service
centre for professional cleaning because the Sensor is a precision part.
SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
1min
Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Move
: Exit
Change File Name
File Name Set
File Name Reset
sRGB
SG20 XXXX.JPG
AdobeRGB _G20 XXXX.JPG
: Set
Press the OK
button.
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: Change
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Use the rear dial (
) and Fn
button to select desired file name.
1 . Turn the camera off and remove the lens.
2 . Turn the camera on.
3 . Select [Sensor Cleaning] on the [SETUP
MENU] menu.
4 . Press the direction button (►) on your
camera.
- The Sensor Cleaning screen appears.
5. Use the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
[Mirror Up].
- Capture image appears first to show dust in
the sensor if you have previously activated
[Dust Alert].
6. Press the OK button.
- The mirror is locked in the up position.
7. Clean the Sensor.
- Use a brush-less blower to remove dirt and
dust from the Sensor. Using a blower with a
brush may scratch the Sensor. Do not wipe
the Sensor with a cloth.
8. Turn the camera off.
9. Attach the lens after the mirror returns to its
original position.
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SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
1min
Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Move
: Exit
Sensor Cleaning
Mirror Up
Cancel
Lift the mirror up
to clean the sensor
Turn the power off
to end sensor cleaning
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
● Do not use a spray type blower.
● Do not clean the Sensor when the exposure mode is set to B (Bulb)
mode.
● Always cap the lens mount area to prevent dirt and dust from
accumulating on the Sensor when no lens is on the camera.
● It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter (SAC-82, sold
separately) when cleaning the Sensor.
● When the battery level is low, a warning message [Not enough battery
remaining to clean sensor] is displayed on the LCD monitor.
● If you are not using the AC Power Adapter, please use batteries with
ample capacity remaining. A warning beep will sound if the battery
capacity becomes low during cleaning. Please stop cleaning
immediately.
● Do not put the tip of the blower inside the lens mount area. If the power
is turned off, this could cause damage to the shutter or the Sensor.
● The self-timer lamp blinks and [Cln] appears on the LCD panel while
cleaning the Sensor.
Dust Alert
Checks dust in the sensor.
SETUP MENU
Dust Alert
Pixel Mapping
AF fine adjustment
Reset
: Move
Dust Alert
Off
: Exit
For checking dust on the
sensor. Press the shutter
release button
: Back
Press the
Shutter button.
š
: Check
.
Dust Removal
The dust can be removed by shaking the Sensor.
• Start-up Action : Removes dust in the sensor by selecting the check
box ( ) in the [Start-up Action] using the direction
buttons (◄►).
SETUP MENU
Video Out
NTSC
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
1min
Folder Name
Date
Change File Name SG20
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Exit
: Move
Dust Removal
Dust Removal
Start-up Action
: Set
Marked area shows
dust in the sensor.
: Exit
● Due to the different shooting conditions, the actual image can be
different form the result of the [Dust Alert] function. For the best result,
it is recommended to place a white paper on the front of the lens and
make sure all the area in the viewfinder is displayed in white.
● The result image from [Dust Alert] is based on the same angle of view
in a way that you place the camera body in front of you and remove
the lens to check the sensor.
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Using the Menu
Pixel Mapping
● It is recommended that you use a tripod for a more accurate set value.
● You can use the [AF fine
adjustment] function as
in the following images for
example. Both pictures are
taken while focusing on
the centre area (the ball
located in the centre) in the
viewfinder.
If noise is found in the image, you can eliminate the bad pixels by using
[Pixel Mapping].
SETUP MENU
Dust Alert
Pixel Mapping
AF fine adjustment
Reset
Pixel Mapping
Off
For checking the image
sensor assembly to make
adjustments
Execute
Cancel
: Move
: Exit
: Back
: Set
▲ AF range is far
from the target
you focused on.
AF fine adjustment
If there is a slight difference in focusing point among lenses, users can finely
adjust it by setting the AF fine adjustment function. Lenses that are registered
as [All Types] and [One Type] can be adjusted. AF fine-tuning is available for
up to 20 registered lenses. Lens ID is required for [AF fine adjustment].
- If add stops on (+), the current depth of field will move to the closer range of
(unclear) your camera.
- If add stops on (-), the current depth of field will move to the far range of (unclear)
your camera.
SETUP MENU
Dust Alert
Pixel Mapping
AF fine adjustment
Reset
AF fine adjustment
AF fine adjustment
Off
Off
Reset AF fine adjustment
: Move
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: Exit
: Set
: Back
▲ Adding stops on
the plus (+), the
current depth of
field has moved
to the target point.
Reset
Resets all settings other than [Date/Time], [Language/
[CUSTOM1 MENU], and [CUSTOM2 MENU].
], [Video Out],
• Reset : Resets all settings.
• Cancel : Does not reset camera settings.
SETUP MENU
Dust Alert
Pixel Mapping
AF fine adjustment
Reset
: Move
Reset
Off
: Exit
Reset
Cancel
Revert to initial settings
: Set
: Back
Using the Menu
Using the PLAYBACK MENU (►)
Quick View
Perform settings related to playback and editing images in the [PLAYBACK
MENU] menu.
Sets Display time, Exposure warning and Histogram.
If direction buttons (◄►) are pressed in the [Quick View] function mode,
the display changes to the Playback mode.
Exposure Warning
Display Time : [1sec], [3sec], [5sec], [Off], [Hold]
[Exposure Warning] function lets you know which area is over or under
exposed while playing back images.
• Off
• On
: Exposed area does not blink.
: An over-exposed area during Instant Review or Playback blinks in red
while an under-exposed area blinks in yellow.
PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Off
Quick View
1sec
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Off
Quick View
On
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
• Histogram/Exposure Warning : Select check boxes using the
direction buttons (◄►).
PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Off
Quick View
1sec
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
Display Time
Histogram
Exposure Warning
: Move
: Set
: Exit
Quick View
1sec
: Back
Quick View
.
: Move
: Exit
: Set
: Cancel
Display Time
Histogram
Exposure Warning
1sec
Quick View
: Set
: Back
Display Time
Histogram
Exposure Warning
Quick View
Display Time
Histogram
Exposure Warning
: Set
1sec
: Set
1sec
3sec
5sec
Off
Hold
: Cancel
: Back
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Using the Menu
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
You can set whether or not to display the histogram and Bright/Dark area
warning during Digital Preview.
Once you have taken a picture, you can apply black and white mode,
brightness, sepia tone, and so on.
• Histogram/Exposure Warning : Set check boxes using the direction
buttons (◄►).
PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Off
Quick View
1sec
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
Digital Preview
PLAYBACK MENU
Exposure Warning
Off
Quick View
1sec
Digital Preview
Digital Filter
Histogram
Exposure Warning
: Move
: Move
: Exit
: Set
: Back
Digital Preview
Histogram
Exposure Warning
: Set
: Back
For more information about how to set [Preview Method], see page 68,
“Preview Method.”
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B&W
: Exit
: Back
: Set
For more information about [Digital
Digital filter
lter], refer to the page 113, “Digital
Filter.”
Using Advanced
Shooting Modes
This chapter explains how to use the advanced shooting mode such as
Tv (Shutter-Priority AE) mode, Av (Aperture-Priority AE) mode, and so on.
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Using the best programmed exposure, P (Program)
mode
P (Automatic Program Exposure) Mode
Shooting in the different exposure rates
Sv (Sensitivity Priority) Mode
Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject
Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
Expressing the background out of focus
Av (Aperture Priority) Mode
Using the automatic ISO setting mode
TAv (Shutter & Aperture Priority) Mode
Using the manual mode to choose your own camera
settings
M (Manual) Mode
Shooting with long time shutter speed
B (Bulb) Mode
Using the external flash
X (Flash X-Sync) Mode
Saving your own exposure setting and using the
stored set value
User Mode
Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket)
Setting the Colour Temperature
Setting the White Balance
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
Fine-Tuning the White Balance
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Adjusting the sensitivity of the image sensor
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Setting the Sensitivity
Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO
Using the best programmed exposure, P (Program) mode
Automatically sets shutter speed and aperture to the proper exposure
according to the Program line when taking pictures. This P (Program) mode
supports both Tv (Shutter Priority) and Av (Aperture Priority) modes.
P (Program) mode is useful for taking pictures in a casual place (for families
and such).
P (Automatic Program Exposure) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select P.
Shutter Speed
2. Check the Shutter speed and Aperture
value on the viewfinder and LCD panel.
▲ P Mode, Aperture: f = 8, Shutter Speed:
1/125sec
▲ P Mode, Aperture: f = 2.8, Shutter
Speed: 1/1000sec
3. Now, you are ready to take a picture.
Aperture value
Pictures used in this user guide are to help users understand products and
the results may differ depending on the types of lenses or the shooting
environment.
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● To change the exposure, turn the front dial (
hold the button.
● Set the aperture to the A position while
holding down the autolock button when
using a lens with an aperture ring.
) while you press and
Using the best programmed exposure, P (Program) mode
P (Program) mode supports both Tv (Shutter Priority) and
Av (Aperture Priority) modes.
■ To change the shutter speed
You can switch to Shutter Priority automatic exposure by turning the front dial (
) in P (Hyperprogram) mode.
- You can only set the shutter speed to a value
that is in relation to aperture.
- If the brightness changes and the aperture value
is outside the relative range, the aperture will
blink in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
■ To change the aperture
You can switch to Aperture Priority automatic exposure by turning the rear dial (
) in P (Hyperprogram) mode.
- You can only set the aperture to a value that is in
relation to shutter speed.
- If the brightness changes and the shutter speed
is outside the relative range, the shutter speed
will blink in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
- Press the Green button ( ) to return to Hyperprogram automatic exposure.
● All the program modes have different uses of the front dial (
) and
rear dial (
) depending on the set values.
● When using the P (Program) mode, you can change the ISO sensitivity by
using the front dial (
) while pressing and hold the OK button.
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Shooting in the different exposure rates
Sv (Sensitivity priority) mode helps you take pictures in the different
environmental lightnings that have many various brightness levels.
You can set the sensitivity first and then the shutter speed and aperture are
automatically set according to the selected sensitivity to obtain the appropriate
exposure.
Sv (Sensitivity priority) mode is useful in low light conditions.
Sv (Sensitivity Priority) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
2. Turn the rear dial (
sensitivity.
▲ Sv Mode, Aperture: f = 5.6,
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec, ISO = 800
▲ Sv Mode, Aperture: f = 4,
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec, ISO = 800
) to select Sv.
) and adjust the
- The shutter speed, aperture value and
sensitivity are displayed in the viewfinder
and on the LCD panel.
3. Now, you are ready to take a picture.
● Set the sensitivity in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [EV Steps]
in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
● You can not make a change to [ISO Sensitivity] in the Fn menu while
the Sv mode is in use.
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Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject
In the Tv (Shutter priority) mode, you can stop the moving subject or blur as it
passes across the viewfinder by using different shutter speeds. The aperture
value is automatically set to give the appropriate exposure depending on the
shutter speed.
The following images show that the fast shutter speed (1/250 sec) captures a
stop motion of moving subject, and the slow shutter speed (1/15 sec) captures
a blurred image as the subject keeps moving until the shutter closes.
Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
2. Turn the front dial (
shutter speed.
) to select Tv.
) and adjust the
- The shutter speed and aperture value are
displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
panel.
▲ Tv Mode, Aperture: f = 4, Shutter
Speed: 1/250sec
▲ Tv Mode, Aperture: f = 16, Shutter
Speed: 1/15sec
3. Now, you are ready to take some pictures.
Exposure Warning
If the subject is too bright or too dark, the aperture
value will blink in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
If the subject is too bright, choose a faster shutter
speed. If it is too dark, choose a slower shutter speed.
When the aperture value indication stops blinking, you can take the picture with proper
exposure. Use an ND (Neutral Density) filter if the subject is too bright. Use a flash if it
is too dark.
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Expressing the background out of focus
Using the Av (Aperture priority) mode, you can express the subject in the
background out of focus.
Shutter speed is automatically set to an appropriate exposure depending on
the aperture value.
Av (Aperture Priority) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
2. Turn the rear dial (
aperture value.
▲ Av Mode, Aperture: f = 11,
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec, ISO = 200
▲ Av Mode, Aperture: f = 4,
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec, ISO = 200
) to select Av.
) and adjust the
- The shutter speed and aperture value are
displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
panel.
3. Now, you are ready to take some pictures.
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Using the automatic ISO setting mode
You can keep using the same shutter speed and aperture stop even if the
brightness of the subject changes. You can set both the desired shutter speed
and aperture to take the picture. Automatically sets the sensitivity so that
shutter speed and aperture will give the proper exposure according to the
brightness of the subject.
The next image was taken in low light conditions using a fast shutter speed of
“1/125.” ISO has automatically changed to “1600” without changing the shutter
speed or aperture stop.
▲ TAv Mode, Aperture: f = 4,
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec, ISO = 1600
▲ TAv Mode, Aperture: f = 4,
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec, ISO = 3200
TAv (Shutter & Aperture Priority) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select TAv.
2. Turn the front dial (
shutter speed.
) and adjust the
3. Turn the rear dial (
) and adjust the aperture value.
- The shutter speed, aperture value and sensitivity are displayed in the viewfinder
and on the LCD panel.
4. You can set the automatic ISO sensitivity range while using the TAv shooting
mode.
- Press the Fn button on the rear body of the camera, and then use the rear dial
(
) to adjust the automatic ISO sensitivity range.
5. Now, you are ready to take some pictures.
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Using the manual mode to choose your own camera settings
You can select your own exposure settings for the shutter speed, aperture
stop, and ISO set value.
Pressing the green button ( ) on your camera automatically sets the
exposure for the appropriate brightness while using the M (Manual) mode.
3. Set your own ISO sensitivity value using
the Fn > direction button (►).
ISO SENSITIVITY
100
4. Now, you are ready to take some pictures.
: Move
: Set
EV Bar
▲ Before setting the exposure using the
green button ( ).
▲ After setting the exposure using the
green button ( ).
M (Manual) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select M.
2. Set your own exposure value for the shutter
speed and aperture using the front dial
(
) and rear (
) dials.
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The EV bar appears in the LCD panel and
viewfinder in M (Manual) mode. The appropriate
exposure is set when V is in the middle of the
▲ EV Bar
EV bar. If it is towards -, it is underexposed. If it is
towards +, it is overexposed. If the value exceeds the range of the EV bar,
the “+” or “-” blinks.
AE-L in M mode
Press the AE-L button (
) to record the exposure value in M (Manual) mode.
If the shutter speed or aperture is then changed, the combination of shutter speed
and aperture changes while exposure is retained.
Example) If the shutter speed is 1/125 sec and aperture is F5.6 and is recorded with
the AE-L button (
), and the shutter speed is changed to 1/30 sec
with the front dial (
), the aperture automatically changes to F11.
Shooting with long time shutter speed
You can use long time shutter speed using the B (Bulb) mode.
B (Bulb) mode is useful for the pictures of fireworks and other night time shots.
The next images are taken while using the B (Bulb) mode with a long shutter
speed.
B (Bulb) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
2. Turn the rear dial (
▲ B Mode, Aperture: f = 11,
Shutter Speed: 2.5 sec, ISO = 100
▲ B Mode, Aperture: f = 11,
Shutter Speed: 10 sec, ISO = 100
) to select B.
) and adjust the aperture value.
3. The shutter will remain open for as long as you keep the shutter button
pressed down. Do not release the shutter button until it reaches the exposure
time.
4. As soon as you release the shutter button, shooting is complete.
● Use a sturdy tripod and the cable switch (sold separately) to prevent
camera shake when using B (Bulb) mode. Connect the cable switch to
the cable switch terminal.
● Bulb shooting is available when using the remote control shooting mode.
The shutter remains open as long as the shutter release button of the
optional remote control is held down.
● Noise reduction is a process to reduce noise (image roughness or
unevenness) caused by low shutter speed. Set [Noise Reduction] in the
[CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
● A shutter speed longer than 10 minutes may cause noise to images.
(Caused by the long time exposure)
● When using the long time shutter, it may takes longer to save images after
the shooting. You do not have to change the battery since this is not a
problem of the product.
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Using the external flash
X (Flash X-Sync) Mode
The shutter speed is locked at 1/180 second. Use this when using an External
flash that does not automatically change the shutter speed.
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select X.
2. Connect the external flash to your camera.
- For more information about using the external flash, refer to the user guide on
external flash.
3. Now, the flash fires as soon as you press the shutter button.
● Turn the rear dial (
) to adjust the aperture value.
● Press the green button ( ) to retain the shutter speed at 1/180 sec
and automatically adjust the aperture.
● When the sensitivity is set to (Auto mode) and exposure mode is
set to X (Flash X-Sync) mode, the sensitivity is set to the minimum
value set on the “Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO”.
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Saving your own exposure setting and using the stored set value
User Mode
Uses the exposure value you saved in the [CAPTURE MENU] >
[User Registration]. For more information about the [User Registration]
function, see page 57, “User Registration”.
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select User.
- The exposure value you saved in the [User
Registration] appears on the LCD monitor.
2. Now, you are ready to take some pictures.
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Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket)
You can take continuous pictures with different exposure when the shutter
release button is pressed. The first frame is exposed with no compensation,
the second frame is under-exposed (negative compensation) and the third is
over-exposed (positive compensation).
▲ Normal exposure
▲ Under exposure
▲ Over exposure
1. Set the number of frames.
- Turn the front dial(
) while pressing the
exposure bracket button ( ). Select 3 or 5.
2. Set the step interval. Turn the rear dial
(
) while pressing the exposure
bracket button ( ).
You can change the available bracketing
amounts by setting the [EV Steps] in the
[CUSTOM1 MENU].
You can set [Bracketing
Bracketing Order
Order] in the [CUSTOM2 MENU] menu.
3. Press the shutter release button halfway.
- Focus indicator (
) appears in the viewfinder when focused.
4. Press the shutter release button fully.
- If you set [No. of Shots] to “3,” the first frame is exposed with no compensation,
the second frame is under-exposed (negative compensation) and the third is
over-exposed (positive compensation).
5. If you want to cancel the auto bracket function, set the number of shots to
OFF using the front dial. Press and hold the exposure bracket button ( )
while using the front dial (
).
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Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket)
● When the focus mode is set to SAF (Single mode), the focus is locked in
the first frame position and used for subsequent consecutive frames.
● The auto bracketing exposure setting will remain effective for twice as long
as the exposure metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds) when you
release your finger from the shutter release button during auto bracketing,
and you can take the next picture at the next compensation value. In this
case, auto focusing works for each frame. After about twice as much time
as the exposure metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds), the camera
returns to settings for taking the first picture.
● You can combine Auto Bracket with the built-in flash or external flash
(P-TTL auto only) to change only the flash output continuously. However,
when using an external flash, holding the shutter release button down to
take three continuous frames may cause the second and third frame to be
taken before the flash is fully recharged. Always take one frame at a time
after confirming that charging is complete.
● Auto Bracket is not available when the exposure mode is set to
(Auto
mode) and B(Bulb) mode.
Taking Only Over Exposed or Under Exposed Pictures are Possible by
Using the Auto Bracket Function.
With the previously compensated set of the exposure value, you can have the under
exposure or over exposure shots only.
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Setting the Colour Temperature
Setting the White Balance
Colour Temperature
The colour of the subject changes with the light source. For example, the same
white object will be a different shade of white in daylight than under a light bulb.
In cameras using film, this is adjusted by changing the film or using filters. In
digital cameras, the whiteness is adjusted using white balance.
The colour of light shifts towards blue as the colour temperature rises, and towards red
as the colour temperature falls. Colour temperature describes this change in light colour
in terms of absolute temperature (K: Kelvin).
This camera is capable of setting the white balance to enable taking pictures with natural
colouring under a variety of lighting conditions.
Auto
Daylight
Automatically adjusts the white balance. (About 4000 to 8000K)
Use this to set the colour temperature in figures.
Colour
Temp. 1, 2, 3 You can save three settings.
● The Colour Temperature (K) is an estimate. This does not indicate precise
colours.
● The colour temperature step can be set in the [Colour Temp. Unit] of the
[CUSTOM1 MENU].
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Clear sky
Use this to manually adjust the white balance according to the
lighting so that white objects appear as a natural white.
Shade
For use when taking pictures using the built-in flash.
(About 5400K)
Daylight (Fluorescent light)
Manual
For use when taking pictures under light bulb or other tungsten
light. It reduces the reddish colour tones in a picture.
(About 2850K)
Cloudy
Flash
Daylight
Neutral white (Fluorescent light)
White (Fluorescent light)
For use when taking pictures on cloudy days. (About 6000K)
For use when taking pictures under fluorescent lighting. Select
Fluorescent
the type of fluorescent light, from W (white) (About 4200K), N
Light
(neutral white) (About 5000K), and D (daylight) (About 6500K).
Flash Light
Blue tint
Halogen light bulb
Cloudy
Tungsten light
For use when taking pictures in the shade. It reduces the bluish
colour tones in a picture. (About 8000K)
Candle flame
Shade
Tungsten
Light
Red tint
For use when taking pictures in sunlight. (About 5200K)
1. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
: Move
: Exit
Setting the Colour Temperature
2. Press the direction button (◄) on your
camera.
- The White Balance screen appears.
WHITE BALANCE
3. Press the direction buttons (
(Manual).
) to select
WHITE BALANCE
AWB
3. Press the direction buttons (
desired white balance.
) to select a
- After selecting a desired White Balance rotate
the main switch to . You can check the
previous White Balance.
Auto
: Check
Manual
: Check
: Set
4. Press the direction button (▼).
- The Fine-Tuning screen appears.
5. Fully display a white or gray sheet of paper
in the viewfinder under the light to adjust
white balance.
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
You can adjust the white balance depending on the light source when taking
pictures. With Manual White Balance, the camera can store delicate shades
that cannot be precisely adjusted with the white balance preset values
provided in the camera. This provides the optimum white balance for your
surroundings.
: Set
MANUAL WHITE BALANCE
: Exit
: Set
6. Press the shutter release button fully.
-The menu as shown will display.
- Slide the focus mode lever to MF if the shutter
cannot be released.
: Set
1. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
The position of Custom white balance can
be changed by the rear dial (
). You
can select a desired white balance by using
the direction buttons ( ).
2. Press the direction button (◄) on your
camera.
- The White Balance screen appears.
: Move
: Exit
: Set
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Setting the Colour Temperature
3. Press the direction buttons (
desired white balance.
(Example : Daylight)
7. Press the OK button
- The White Balance adjustment menu will display.
- Press the OK button again to save the setting.
) to select a
WHITE BALANCE
AWB
● Images are not saved if you fire (unclear) the shutter button.
● Press the Fn button when adjustment is unsuccessful to set again.
● If picture is extremely overexposed or underexposed, white balance may
not be adjusted. In this case, set an appropriate exposure and re-adjust
the white balance.
Daylight
: Check
4. After selecting a desired White Balance
rotate the main switch to . You can check
the previous White Balance.
Fine-Tuning the White Balance
WHITE BALANCE
AWB
1. Press the Fn button.
Daylight
- The Fn menu appears.
: Check
5. Press the direction button (▲).
-The White Balance fine tune screen appears.
- The White Balance screen appears.
Daylight
WHITE BALANCE
: Exit
Auto
: Check
094
: Set
: Exit
: Move
2. Press the direction button (◄) on your
camera.
: Set
: Set
: Set
Setting the Colour Temperature
5. Press the direction buttons ( ) to fine tune
the White Balance. Seven levels and 196
patterns are available on the G-M and B-A
axes.
-G
-M
-B
-A
:
:
:
:
Daylight
Green
Magenta
Blue
Amber
: Exit
: Set
GM compensation
▲▼
Adjust the color values between the green and
magenta.
BA compensation
◄►
Adjusts the tone of the colours between blue and
amber.
● If the green button ( ) is pressed
COLOR TEMP. UNIT
during the White Balance setting, the
White Balance value is set to default
(±0).
● When the COLOR TEMP. UNIT (K1,
K2, K3) is change after selecting the
colour temperature, the following menu
will display. Change the menu with the
: Set
: Exit
front dial (
) and rear dial (
).
● Set [Fine tune when AWB] in [CUSTOM1 MENU] to [On] when finetuning in AWB.
6. Press the OK button.
-The White Balance fine tune screen appears.
WHITE BALANCE
AWB
Daylight
: Check
: Set
7. Press the OK button twice.
-The camera is ready to take a picture with the set White Balance.
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Adjusting the sensitivity of the image sensor
Setting the Sensitivity
You can set the sensitivity to suit the brightness of the surroundings.
The sensitivity can be set to [AUTO 100-400] or within a sensitivity range
equivalent to ISO [100] to [6400].
● Captured images can show more noise if higher Sensitivity is set.
● Set this menu in [CUSTOM1 MENU] > [ISO Steps].
● If [Set Max ISO Range] is set to [6400] in the [CUSTOM1 MENU], ISO
sensitivity can be set to 6400.
● It is possible to see more noise in the images when setting the ISO
sensitivity to “6400.”
1. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO
: Exit
: Move
2. Press the direction button (►) on your
camera.
- The ISO sensitivity menu appears.
Set range to automatically correct sensitivity
when Sensitivity is set to [AUTO].
The sensitivity is automatically corrected in
the range of [AUTO 100-400] by default.
You can set the changeable ISO range for
automatic correction using the Fn menu.
ISO SENSITIVITY
ISO SENSITIVITY
AUTO 100 - 400
: Move
: Set
AUTO 100 - 400
: Set
: Move
3. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select a
desired sensitivity.
ISO SENSITIVITY
100
: Move
096
: Set
Front dial
Sets the lower sensitivity limit.
Rear dial
Sets the upper sensitivity limit.
When the camera is set to the following conditions, the sensitivity cannot be
set to auto.
- The exposure mode is set to Sv (Sensitivity Priority), M (Manual), B (Bulb)
or X (flash synchro) mode.
Using the Flash
This chapter explains how to take a picture in a dark place using the flash.
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Using the Built-in Flash
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Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
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100
100
101
101
102
102
103
104
104
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105
106
106
107
107
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Selecting Flash Mode
Using Auto Discharge
Using Fill-in Flash
Using Red-eye Reduction Flash
Front curtain sync, Rear curtain sync
Daylight-Sync Shooting
Compensating Flash Output
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
Using Slow-Speed-Sync
Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash
Calculating Aperture Value from Shooting Distance
Calculating Shooting Distance from Aperture Value
About the LCD Panel Display for SEF-36PZF
Using P-TTL Auto Mode
Using High-Speed Flash Sync Mode
Using in Wireless Mode
Red-Eye Reduction
Using the external flash sync terminal
Using the Built-in Flash
If you wish to discharge the flash in a dark or backlit location, press the flash button
( ) to pop up the flash. Select a [Flash] mode to suit your purpose from the Flash
options screen in the Fn menu. You can adjust the flash output with the rear dial
) in any Exposure mode other than Auto mode. The built-in flash is optimum
(
from about 0.7 m to 4 m from the subject. Exposure will not be properly controlled
and vignetting may occur when used at a distance closer than 0.7 m. This distance
varies slightly depending on the lens being used and set sensitivity).
Selecting Flash Mode
1. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
Compatibility of built-in flash and lens
Vignetting (darkening of the corners of the image due to a lack of light) may occur
depending on the lens being used and the capture conditions. We recommend taking
a test shot to confirm this.
● When using the built-in flash, remove the lens hood before shooting.
● The built-in flash fully discharges for lenses without a function to set
aperture lens ring to A (Auto).
Auto
Discharges the flash automatically in dark or backlit locations.
Fill-In
The built-in flash discharges manually. When the pop-up
flash is closed, the flash doesn’t discharge. When the flash is
opened, the flash will discharge.
Auto +Red-eye
Lights a red-eye reduction light before automatic flash.
Fill-In +
Red-eye
The built-in flash discharges manually. Lights a red-eye
reduction light before manual flash.
1st Curtain Sync.
Sets the shutter speed to capture the background clearly.
1st Curtain +
Red-eye
The lights a red-eye reduction light before automatic flash.
2nd Curtain Sync. Discharges flash immediately before closing the shutter curtain.
Wireless Mode
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Controls external flash(SEF-54PZF or SEF-36PZF) through
wireless connection and fires the built-in flash as master. (or the
controller.)
: Move
2. Press the direction button (▼) on your
camera.
- The flash options screen appears.
: Exit
FLASH
Fill-In
: Set
3. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
[FLASH] mode.
- Pressing the green button ( ) resets the
exposure value if you have made the
exposure compensation to the flash.
FLASH
Fill-In + Red-eye
: Set
4. Press the OK button twice.
- The camera returns to a capture mode.
Using the Built-in Flash
Available flash mode, by recording mode
Auto
P
Sv
(O: Selectable, X: Not selectable)
Tv
Av TAv
M
B
X
User
Auto
O
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Fill-In
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
Auto +Red-eye
O
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Fill-In + Red-eye
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
1st Curtain Sync.
X
O
O
X
O
X
X
X
X
O
1st Curtain +
Red-eye
X
O
O
X
O
X
X
X
X
O
2nd Curtain Sync.
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
Wireless Mode
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
In the User mode, the available flash may be changed by the exposure mode.
Using Auto Discharge
Using the auto discharge function, the flash fires under low light conditions in auto
mode.
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
(Auto mode).
) to select
2. Press the flash ( ) button.
- The built-in flash pops up if necessary and
begins charging. When the flash is fully
charged, appears in the LCD panel and
viewfinder.
3. Press the shutter release button halfway.
- The focus indicator ( ) appears in the
viewfinder when focused.
4. Press the shutter release button fully.
- The picture is taken.
5. Push down on the portion indicated in the
illustration to retract the flash.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Using Fill-in Flash
Using Red-eye Reduction Flash
Using the [Fill-In] flash mode, the flash fires regardless the environmental
light conditions. You can effectively use this flash mode when photographing
against the light.
“Red-eye” is the phenomenon where eyes look reddish in photographs taken
in dark environments with a flash. This is caused by the reflection of the
electronic flash from the retina of the eye. Red-eye occurs because pupils
are dilated in dark environments. This phenomenon cannot be averted but the
following measures can be used to combat it.
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to any recording
(Auto mode).
mode except for the
●
●
●
●
2. Press the flash ( ) button.
- The built-in flash pops up if necessary and
begins charging. Regardless of the Flash
mode, the Fill-in flash will be selected. When
the flash is fully charged, appears in the
LCD panel and viewfinder.
3. Press the shutter release button halfway.
- The focus indicator ( ) appears in the
viewfinder when focused.
4. Press the shutter release button fully.
- The picture is taken.
5. Push down on the portion indicated in the
illustration to retract the flash.
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Brighten the surroundings when shooting.
If using a zoom lens, set it to wide-angle and move in closer to your subject.
Use a flash that supports red-eye reduction.
Avoiding the direct use of external flash may reduce the “red-eye” in pictures.
The red-eye reduction function on this camera reduces red-eye by discharging
the flash twice. With the red-eye reduction function, the pre-flash is discharged
just before the shutter is released. This reduces pupil dilation. The main flash
is then discharged while the pupils are smaller, reducing the red-eye effect.
To use the red-eye reduction function, set [Auto+Red-eye( )] in Auto mode
( ) and [Fill-In+Red-eye( )] or [1st Curtain Sync.+Red-eye( )] in other
modes.
Using the Built-in Flash
Front curtain sync, Rear curtain sync
Daylight-Sync Shooting
The next example shows the difference between front curtain sync and rear
curtain sync. Rear curtain sync is used to freeze motion at the end of the
exposure in a sharp image.
Because of the different directions of the lights, you may find some unexpected
shadow even in the daylight condition. You can reduce the shadow on the
subject by using the built-in flash. Use of the flash in this way is called
Daylight-Sync Shooting. Flash is discharged manually when shooting with
Daylight-Sync Shooting.
The subject moved in the direction
of the arrow.
▲ 1st Curtain Sync., Tv Mode,
Aperture: f = 8, Shutter Speed: 1/15sec
The subject moved in the direction
of the arrow.
▲ 2nd Curtain Sync., Tv Mode,
Aperture: f = 8, Shutter Speed: 1/15sec
1. Confirm that the flash has popped up and the [FLASH] mode is set to [Fill-In]
Flash.
2. Confirm that the flash is fully charged.
3. Take the picture.
The picture may be over-exposed if the background is too bright.
▲ Without Daylight-Sync
▲ With Daylight-Sync
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Using the Built-in Flash
Compensating Flash Output
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
You can change the flash output in a range of -2.0 to +1.0. The Flash
Compensation values are as follows for 1/2 EV and 1/3 EV.
■ Using the Flash in Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
Step interval
- When taking a moving subject, you can use the flash to change the blur
effect.
- Within the shutter speed limit of “1/180” sec or slower, you can use the built-in
flash for shooting.
- The aperture value automatically changes according to the ambient
brightness.
Flash Compensation
1/2 EV
-2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, 0.0, +0.5, +1.0
1/3 EV
-2.0, -1.7, -1.3, -1.0, -0.7, -0.3, 0.0, +0.3, +0.7, +1.0
Set interval of steps in [EV Steps] in the [CUSTOM1 MENU] menu.
), adjust the
h Using the rear dial (
compensating flash output in the Fn menu >
[FLASH].
■ Using the Flash in Av (Aperture Priority) Mode
- You can set the desired aperture to take a flash photograph when you want
to change the depth of field or shoot a subject farther away.
- The shutter speed automatically changes with the ambient brightness.
- The shutter speed shifts automatically anywhere from 1/180 sec. to a slow
shutter speed that reduces camera shake. The slowest shutter speed
depends on the focal length of the lens in use.
FLASH
Fill-In + Red-eye
: Set
●
blinks in the viewfinder when the flash pops up during Flash
Compensation.
● Compensating flash output is not available while using the (Auto mode).
● If the maximum flash output is exceeded when corrected to the plus (+)
side, no compensation will be effective.
● Compensating to the minus (-) side may not effect the image if the subject
is too close, aperture is low or sensitivity is high.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Using Slow-Speed-Sync
■ Using Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
When you take a picture in low light condition to the background, you may find
the difference in the exposure between the subject and the background.
You can have the bright background as same as the subject using the slow
shutter speed when firing the flash.
● Slow-speed-sync slows the shutter speed. Use a tripod or OIS to avoid
camera shake. The picture will also blur if the subject moves.
● Slow-speed-sync shooting can also be performed with an external flash.
You can see that the background is as
bright as the subject in the example
shown. (slow speed sync was used in
low light conditions.)
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select Tv.
- Tv (Shutter Priority) mode is set.
2. Rotate the front dial (
) to set the desired shutter speed.
- The background is not properly corrected if aperture value is flashing when shutter
speed is set. Set the shutter speed so that aperture does not flash.
3. Press the flash ( ) button.
- The flash pops up.
4. Take the picture.
■ Using M (Manual) Mode
1. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select M.
- M (Manual) mode is set.
2. Set the shutter speed (under 1/180sec) and aperture value to obtain correct
exposure.
3. Press the flash ( ) button.
▲ Tv Mode, Aperture: f = 8, Shutter
Speed: 1/15sec
- The flash pops up.
4. Take the picture.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash
Calculating Shooting Distance from Aperture Value
■ A set criteria is necessary between the guide number, aperture and distance
when shooting with the flash. Calculate and adjust the shooting conditions if
flash is not sufficient.
■ The following equation calculates the distance of the flash for aperture
values.
Maximum flash distance L1 = Guide number ÷ Selected aperture
Minimum flash distance L2 = Maximum flash distance L1 ÷ 5*
* The value 5 used in the formula above is
a fixed value which applies only when
using the built-in flash alone.
● Built-in flash guide number
Sensitivity
Built-in flash guide number
ISO 100
13
ISO 200
18.4
ISO 400
26
ISO 800
36.7
ISO 1600
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Calculating Aperture Value from Shooting Distance
The following equation calculates the aperture value for shooting distances.
Aperture Value Used F = Guide number ÷ Shooting distance
Example)
When sensitivity is [ISO 200] and shooting distance is 6.1 m, aperture value is:
F = 18.4 ÷ 6.1 = 3
If the resulting number (3, in the above example) is not available as a lens aperture,
the smaller number that is closest (2.8, in the above example) is generally used.
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Example)
When sensitivity is [ISO 200] and aperture value is F4
L1 = 18.4 ÷ 4 = approx. 4.6 (m)
L2 = 4.6 ÷ 5 = approx. 0.9 (m)
Therefore, the flash can be used in a range of about 0.9 m to 4.6 m. The flash cannot
be used when the distance is less than 0.8 m. When the flash is used at closer than
0.8 m, it causes vignetting in the picture corners, light is distributed unevenly and the
picture may be over-exposed.
Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
Using the optional external flash (SEF-54PZF, SEF-36PZF) enables a variety
of flash modes, such as P-TTL auto flash mode, high-speed flash sync mode,
and wireless mode. See the chart below for details.
(O: Available, X: Not available)
● See the external flash operating manual for details.
The following information is about using the external flash (SEF-54PZF or
SEF-36PZF).
Built-in Flash
SEF-36PZF/
SEF-54PZF
Red-eye reduction flash
O
O
Automatic flash discharge
O
O
After the flash is charged, the camera automatically
switches to the flash sync speed.
O
O
Aperture is automatically set in P (Program) mode and
Tv (Shutter Priority) mode.
O
O
P-TTL auto flash (appropriate sensitivity: 200 to 3200)
O
O
Slow-speed sync
O
O
Flash exposure compensation
O
O
AF illuminator
O
O
Rear curtain sync flash*1
O
O
Contrast-control-sync flash mode*2
O
O
Slave flash
X
O
Multi Flash
X
X
High-speed flash sync
X
O
Wireless flash*3
O
O
Camera Function
Flash
*1 : Shutter speed of 1/90 sec. or slower.
*2 : Available for wireless mode.
*3 : One or more SEF-54PZF or SEF-36PZF units are required.
About the LCD Panel Display for SEF-36PZF
The SEF-36PZF will automatically convert the field angle differential between
35 mm format and the GX-20 depending on the focal length of the lens you
are using.
Lens focal length
77mm or
longer
SEF-36PZF LCD panel
58mm
50mm 35mm 28mm 24mm 20mm 18mm
48mm 34mm
24mm
19mm 16mm
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Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
Using P-TTL Auto Mode
Using High-Speed Flash Sync Mode
Use this flash mode with the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF flash unit. When
flash mode is set to [P-TTL auto], the flash pre-fires right before taking pictures
using 16-segment metering and allows more precise control. P-TTL auto mode
is available with SEF-54PZF and SEF-36PZF models while using a wireless
connection.
With the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF, you can discharge the flash to take a
picture at a shutter speed faster than 1/180 second. More than two external
flashes are required for a wireless connection.
1. Remove the cover of the hot shoe and attach the external flash
(SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF).
2. Turn on the external flash.
■ Attaching and Using the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF on the Camera
1. Remove the hot shoe cover and attach the external flash (SEF-36PZF or
SEF-54PZF).
2. Rotate the Mode dial (
) to select Tv or M.
3. Using the external flash, P-TTL mode is automatically set to use.
3. Turn on the Camera and external flash.
4. Confirm that the external flash is fully charged and then take the picture.
4. Set the external flash sync mode to HS
(high-speed flash sync.).
5. Confirm that the external flash is fully charged and then take the picture.
● P-TTL auto is only available with the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF flash
unit.
● The will light in the viewfinder when the flash is ready (fully charged).
● For details such as operation method and effective distance, please read
the external flash manual.
● The flash does not discharge when the subject is bright enough when
Flash Mode is [Auto ( )] or [Auto+Red-eye ( )]. Therefore, it may not
suitable for daylight-sync shooting.
● Never press the flash pop up button( ) when any external flash unit is
attached to the camera. The built-in flash will hit the external flash.
● See the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF operating manual for details.
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● The will light in the viewfinder when the flash is ready (fully charged).
● High-speed flash sync is only available when the shutter speed is faster
than 1/180sec.
● High-speed flash sync is not available when the exposure mode is set to
B (Bulb).
● See the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF operating manual for details.
Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
Using in Wireless Mode
Wireless flash mode is available for the SEF-54PZF or SEF-36PZF models. You
do not have to connect the camera with a flash sync cord.
● Be sure to set the two SEF-36PZF / SEF-54PZF units to the same
channel.
● See the SEF-36PZF or SEF-54PZF operating manual for details.
■ In Wireless Mode
1. Place the SEF-36PZF / SEF-54PZF in the desired location. Set the flash
mode to SLAVE1 and then select CH.
* See the external flash operating manual for details.
2. Place the external flash where you want it to be. (The external flash must be
set to SLAVE1 in the wireless mode.
3. Rotate the Mode dial (
Wireless Flash Control (P-TTL Flash Mode)
Using the wireless flash sync, the following information is exchanged between the two
SEF-36PZF / SEF-54PZF flash units until the flash fires.
Press the shutter release button fully.
1. The camera’ s flash discharges a pre-flash (the camera’ s flash mode is
transmitted).
2. The external flash unit discharges a pre-flash (the subject’ s lighting condition is
checked).
3. The camera’ s flash unit discharges a pre-flash (the required flash output is
transmitted to the external flash).
4. The external flash discharges the main flash.
Red-Eye Reduction
As with the built-in flash, red-eye reduction is available with an external flash.
) to select exposure mode (P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, M).
4. Set your camera to [Wireless Mode].
5. The flash fires as you press the shutter button.
● To use the external flash as master, set [Flash in Wireless Mode] to [On]
in the [CUSTOM1 MENU]. If set to [Off], the external flash is used as
controller.
● Using wireless connection, built-in flash fires whether you connect the
external flash to your camera if the built-in flash is set to master.
● Built-in flash is only used as controller in wireless mode if set as controller.
● The red-eye reduction feature works even when only an external flash is
used.
● The red-eye reduction function is not available while SLAVE1 is set in the
wireless mode. Please do not use the red-eye reduction function in the
SLAVE2 mode.
● For information about setting SLAVE2 in wireless flash sync, see the
SEF-36PZF / SEF-54PZF operating manual.
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Using an External Flash (Sold Separately)
Using the external flash sync terminal
You can contact an external flash to the
camera by using the External flash-sync
terminal.
● The use of high-voltage or high-current external flashes may cause a
camera breakdown.
● When using the external flash-sync terminal, the shooting information of
the camera is not shared with the connected device.
● It is recommended to take a test shot to prevent from darkening of the
corners of the image due to a lack of light.
● If not used, please attach the External flash-sync terminal tab to prevent
from dust.
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How to Playback
the Images
Explains how to view or delete the picture images including how to view
images in thumbnail view on LCD monitor.
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Playing Back Still Pictures
Rotating Images
Displaying Multiple Images
Selecting the Number of Images to Display
Displaying a Folder
Slideshow
Digital Filters
Converting RAW files to JPEG format
Deleting Images
Deleting a Single Image
Deleting All Images
Deleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Display)
Deleting Folders
Deleting images taken with the RAW+ button
Protecting a Single Image
Protecting All Images
Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment
Playing Back Still Pictures
Rotating Images
This chapter explains how to playback still pictures.
1. Press the playback button (
).
1. Press the playback button (
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
2. Once images disappear on the LCD monitor, you can playback the images or
rotate them on your LCD monitor.
<Playback the
previous image>
<Playback the
next image>
<Selected image rotates anti-clockwise
whenever pressed>
● When an image is played back, press the INFO button. The recording
information will be changed as follows.
● If you press the OK button once you rotate the playback image and the
rotation information is saved.
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).
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
2. While playing back images, you can enlarge or move the viewing area by
using the following buttons:
- Rear dial (
)
- Front dial (
)
- Direction buttons (
- OK button
:
:
) :
:
Enlarges, or reduces the enlarged image.
Plays back the next image keeping the enlarged size.
Moves the viewing area.
Resets the size to normal.
Playing Back Still Pictures
Displaying Multiple Images
Selecting the Number of Images to Display
You can display 4, 9 or 16 images on the LCD monitor at the same time.
1. Press the playback button (
1. In the multi-image display screen, press the
Fn button.
).
- The multi-image options screen appears.
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
2. Press the direction buttons ( ) on your
camera to select the number of images to
display at once.
- 4, 9, 16 images
: Back
3. The selected number of images display at once.
Frame
2. Turn the rear dial (
) to the left ( ).
- The multi-image display screen appears.
Up to 16 thumbnail images will be displayed
at once. Press the direction buttons ( ) on
your camera to select an image. A scroll bar
appears at the right of the screen. [?] appears
for an image that cannot be displayed.
Displaying a Folder
You can display the contents of folders in the multi-image display screen.
: Delete
Scroll bar
3. Turn the rear dial (
) to the right ( )
or press the OK button.
- A full screen display of the selected image
appears.
1. Turn the rear dial (
) to the left in the
multi-image display screen.
2. Select the folder you want to display and
press the OK button.
- Images in the selected folder are shown in the
thumbnail view.
: Delete
Folder name
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Playing Back Still Pictures
Slideshow
■ Effect of the Slideshow
You can play back all images recorded on your Memory Card successively.
1. Press the playback button (
Effect of the slide show
Show
).
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Interval
Function
Play, Repeat
3, 5, 10, 20, 30 (sec)
Off
Effect 1 : Shows the fading effects between
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) on your
camera. to select an image to be displayed
first.
slide images.
Effect
3. Press the Fn button.
Effect 2 : Shows images in the left to right
direction.
Effect 3 : Shows images in the diagonal
- The Fn menu appears.
direction.
Effect 4 : Shows images in the vertical direction.
4. Press the direction button (►).
- [Show], [Interval], and [Effect] setting
screen appears.
5. Press the direction buttons ( ) to select
the playback method, time interval, and the
effect and then press the OK button.
- Start screen is displayed and slideshow
begins.
: Move
Show
Interval
Effect
■ Operations available during a slideshow
- OK button
- Direction button (◄)
- Direction button (►)
- Direction button (▼)
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:
:
:
:
Playback/Pause
Shows previous image
Shows next image
Stop
: Move
: Exit
Play
3sec
Off
: Back
● Slideshow ends when one of the following is performed during playback
or when paused.
1 Press the direction button (▼) on your camera.
2 Shutter release button is pressed halfway or fully.
3 Press the AF button.
4 Press the playback button ( ).
5 Main switch is turned to the position.
6 Rotate the mode dial ( ).
7 Press the MENU button.
¬ 1, 7 After slideshow ends, the camera switches to playback mode.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 After slideshow ends, the camera switches to
Capture mode.
7 After slideshow ends, the Playback menu appears.
● You can set the slideshow function using the Fn menu.
Playing Back Still Pictures
Digital Filters
5. Set a desired filter by using the front dial (
You can edit shot images using digital filters. Processed images are saved under a
different name.
COLOUR
) and rear dial (
).
SLIM
1. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
: Back
: Set
▲ Colour Filter
: Move
2. Press the direction button (◄) on your
camera.
: Back
: Set
▲ Slim Filter
: Exit
6. Press the OK button.
B&W
- The save confirmation screen appears.
- The screen for selecting the filter appears.
7. Press the direction button (▲) to select
[Save as].
: Back
: Set
Save image as a new file
Save as
Cancel
3. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select an image.
:Back
4. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select a filter.
- Select a filter and preview the effects on the image.
: Set
8. Press the OK button.
- The filtered image is saved under a different name.
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Playing Back Still Pictures
■ Digital Filter
Filter
Function
Front dial
Rear dial
B&W
Converts to a black and white image.
Changes the contrast to appear as if a
B&W colour filter was used.
-
B&W/R/G/B
SEPIA
Adds a vintage touch to photos by
converting them to sepia colour.
-
Density
(3 levels)
Colour
Density of each
colour
(3 levels)
-
Softness
(3 levels)
COLOUR
Adds a colour filter to the image. Selects
from 18 filters (6 colours x 3 tones).
SOFT
Creates a soft image.
Extract
Colour
Extract the selected colour from of image.
Colour
Illustration
Adds an illustration effect to the image.
HDR
Compensate the contrast value in the
images that have high contrast caused
by bright backlight to the camera.
SLIM
Changes the horizontal and vertical ratio
of images. Adjusts height or width up to
two times the original size.
-
Left : Wide
Right : Slim
Changes the brightness of images.
Adjusts in a range of ±8 levels.
-
Left : Dark
Right : Light
BRIGHTNESS
HDR
(3 levels)
- When another image is selected with the direction buttons (◄►) on your
camera, the image appears in the set filter.
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● RAW images cannot be processed using the digital filter.
● You can also access to the [Digital Filter] in the [PLAYBACK MENU].
Playing Back Still Pictures
Converting RAW files to JPEG format
4. Press the OK button.
You can convert captured RAW files into JPEG files.
1. Select a RAW file in Playback mode.
5. Press the direction buttons (
the parameter.
JPEG Size
JPEG Quality
2. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
White Balance
Sensitivity
: Move
JPEG Size
- The parameters recorded in the image file
appear.
- If you do not want to change the current
parameters, press the OK button again.
: Exit
3. Press the direction button (▼) on your
camera.
Develop this image
) to change
: Back
: Set
14.6M : 4672 X 3104 / 10M : 3872 X 2592 /
6M : 3008 X 2000 / 2M : 1824 X 1216
(Super fine (1)) /
(Super fine (2)) /
(Fine) /
(Normal), TIFF
(Auto) / (Daylight) /
(Shade) /
(Cloudy) /
(Fluorescent (Daylight Colours)) /
(Fluorescent (Daylight White)) /
(Fluorescent (White Lighte)) /
(Tungsten Light) /
(Flash) / (Manual) / (Colour Temperature)
-2.0 ~ +2.0
Picture Wizard
Standard / Vivid / Portrait / Landscape / Custom 1 / Custom 2
Colour Tone
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
Natural / Red / Magenta / Blue/ Cyan / Green / Yellow / Warm / Cool
- 4.0 ~ + 4.0
- 4.0 ~ + 4.0
- 4.0 ~ + 4.0
6. After changing the parameter, press the
OK button.
- The save confirmation screen appears.
: Back
: Set
7. Press the direction button (▲) to select
[Save as], then press the OK button.
Save image as a new file
- The edited image is saved under a different
name.
- To choose [Cancel], use the direction buttons
(▲▼) to select [Cancel] and then press the OK button.
Save as
Cancel
: Set
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Deleting Images
Deleting a Single Image
Deleting All Images
You can delete one image at a time.
You can delete all saved images at once.
1. Press the playback button ( ) and press
the direction buttons (◄►) on your camera
to select an image to delete.
1. Press the playback button (
).
2. Press the delete button ( ) twice.
- The Delete All screen appears.
3. Press the direction button (▲) to select
[Delete All].
2. Press the delete button ( ).
- The Delete screen appears.
4. Press the OK button.
- All images are deleted.
3. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
[Delete].
4. Press the OK button.
- The image is deleted.
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Delete All
Cancel
: Back
: Set
Delete
Cancel
: All images
● Deleted images cannot be restored.
● Protected images cannot be deleted.
Delete all images
on memory card?
: Set
No image
● Deleted images cannot be restored.
● Protected images cannot be deleted.
● If you try to delete all images, a [Delete all images on memory card?]
message appears.
Deleting Images
Deleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Display)
You can delete multiple images from the nine-image display at once.
4. Press the direction buttons ( ) to move
to the images to delete and press the OK
button.
- Image is
selected and appears.
● Deleted images cannot be restored.
● Protected images cannot be deleted.
● Only files in the same folder can be selected at once.
: Delete
5. Press the delete button ( ).
1. Press the playback button (
).
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
- The Delete confirmation screen appears.
6. Press the direction button (▲▼) to select
[Select&Delete].
7. Press the OK button.
- The selected images are deleted.
2. Turn the rear dial (
) to the left (
- Nine thumbnail images appear.
:
All selected
images are deleted
Select&Delete
Cancel
: Back
: Set
Deleting Folders
).
You can select a folder to delete.
1. Turn the rear dial (
thumbnail view mode.
: Delete
3. Press the delete button ( ).
-
appears above the images.
) to your left in the
2. Select the folder you want to delete using
the direction buttons ( ) .
3. Press the delete button ( ) and then select
the [Delete All]. The selected folder is
deleted as soon as you press the OK button.
: Delete
Folder name
If any protected images are in the selected folder, a message appears and
asks if you want to delete them all.
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Deleting Images
Deleting images taken with the RAW+ button
You can save both the RAW and JPEG images at one time shutter release
using the [Set RAW Button] function. Both the RAW and JPEG images can
be deleted at once if you press the delete button ( ) while playing back the
“RAW+” image.
● Deleted images cannot be restored.
● Protected images cannot be deleted.
1. Press the playback ( ) button and select
the “RAW+” image by using the direction
buttons (◄►).
3. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
deletion type.
- [Delete JPEG]
Only JPEG format images among the
selected images are deleted.
- [Delete RAW]
Only RAW format images among the
selected images are deleted.
- [Delete RAW+JPEG]
RAW and JPEG format images among the
selected images are deleted.
Delete JPEG
Delete RAW
Delete RAW+JPEG
Cancel
: All images
: Set
100-0080
Delete JPEG
Delete RAW
Delete RAW+JPEG
Cancel
: All images
: Set
Only the [Delete] or [Cancel] appears on the screen if you press the
delete button ( ) while playing back the RAW images.
2. Press the delete button ( ).
- The Delete screen appears.
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Protecting Images from Deletion
Protecting a Single Image
Protecting All Images
You can protect images from being accidentally deleted.
1. Press the playback button (
).
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Protected images are also deleted if you format the memory card.
1. Press the playback button (
).
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
2. Press the AE-L button (
2. Press the AE-L button (
) twice.
- The Protect all images screen appears.
3. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
[Protect].
).
Protect all images
- The Protect screen appears.
4. Press the OK button.
3. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
[Protect].
4. Press the OK button.
- The selected image is protected.
- All images saved in the SD Memory Card are
protected.
Protect
Unprotect
: Back
: Set
Protect
Unprotect
: All images
: Set
Select [Unprotect] in Step 3 to cancel the Protect setting on all of the
images.
● Select [Unprotect] in Step 3 to cancel the Protect setting.
● The
symbol is displayed when playing back protected images.
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Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment
By using the video cable, you can play back images using a TV or other device with a
video IN jack as your monitor. Make sure that both the TV and the camera are turned
off before connecting the cable.
1. Open the terminal cover and connect the video cable to the PC / Video
terminal on your camera.
2. Connect the other end of the video cable to the video IN jack on the AV
device.
3. Turn on the AV device and the camera.
● If you intend to use the camera continuously for a long period, use of the
AC Power Adapter (SAC-82, sold separately) is recommended.
● For AV equipment with multiple video IN jacks (such as TVs), check the
operating manual of the AV device, and select the video IN jack to which
the camera is connected.
● Ensure that the video output format setting is the correct one for your
country or region.
● The camera LCD monitor turns off while the camera is connected to the AV
device.
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Using the Software
Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the
names of various parts.
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Software Notes
System Requirements
Setting up the application software
Starting PC mode
Removable Disk
Downloading stored images
Removing the removable disk
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
Using the USB Driver for MAC
Samsung Master
Downloading images
Image viewer
Image edit
Movie edit
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
Developing the RAW files
Correcting the exposure
Handling the JPEG/TIFF files as you edit RAW files
Saving the RAW files into JPEG or TIFF format
Software Notes
Please ensure that you read this section of the instruction manual carefully
before use.
● The included software is a camera driver and image editing software tool for
Windows.
● Under no circumstances should all or part of either the software or the user
manual be reproduced.
● Copyrights for software are licensed only for use with a camera.
● In the unlikely event of a manufacturing fault, we will repair or exchange your
camera. We cannot, however, be held responsible in any way for damage
caused by inappropriate use.
● Using a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the
manufacturer is not covered by the Samsung warranty.
● Before reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers
and O/S (Operating Systems).
Screen Captures illustrated on this manual is based on English
Edition of Windows.
System Requirements
For Windows
For Macintosh *
PC with processor better than Pentium III 450MHz
(Pentium 800MHz recommended)
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
250MB of available hard disk space (1GB recommended)
USB port
CD-ROM drive
1024x768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor
(24-bit color display recommended)
Power Mac G4 or later
Mac OS 10.2 or later
Minimum 256MB RAM
250MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
* The included software is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
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Software Notes
■ Samsung Master : This is the all-in-one multi media software solution
You can download, view, edit and save your digital images with this
software.
You can also edit and save the still images.
This software is only compatible with Windows.
■ Using Samsung RAW Converter 2.0, you can convert a RAW (*.dng)
file into a JPEG or TIFF file format.
● You should allow 5~10 seconds for running the automatic setup program
according to the capability of your computer. If the frame is not shown, run
the [Windows Explorer] and select [setup.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root
directory.
● PDF documents of the user manual are included in the Software CD-ROM
supplied with this camera. Search the PDF files with Windows explorer.
Before opening the PDF files, you must install the Adobe Reader included
in the Software CD-ROM.
● To install the Adobe Reader 6.0.1, the Internet Explorer 5.01 must be
installed. To upgrade the Internet Explorer, visit www.microsoft.com.
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Setting up the application software
■ To use this camera with a PC, install the application software first. After this
has been done, the stored images in the camera can be moved to the PC
and can be edited by an image editing program.
■ You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet.
http://www.samsungcamera.com : English
http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean
Click
1. Install the Samsung Master/Samsung
RAW Converter by following the
instructions shown on your PC monitor.
Click
Click
Click
Click
Click
Click
Click
Click
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Click
Setting up the application software
Starting PC mode
In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB
cable. The LCD monitor is always turned off in PC mode.
Click
Connecting the camera to a PC
Click
2. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB
cable.
3. Turn the camera power on.
The [Found New Hardware Wizard] will
open and the computer will recognize the
camera.
1. Press the MENU button and select the
[SETUP MENU] menu.
2. Set [USB] on camera to [Computer].
Computer
Computer].
3. Connect the PC to the camera with the
USB cable.
SETUP MENU
Video Out
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
Printer
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Set
: Cancel
● If your OS is Windows XP/ Vista, an image viewer program will open.
● If the download window of Digimax Master opens after starting Samsung
Master, the camera driver was setup successfully.
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Removable Disk
Downloading stored images
4. Select [Copy] from the [Edit] menu.
You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC’s hard disk
and print them or use photo editing software to edit them.
1. Connect the camera to your PC
with the USB cable.
2. In your Windows Explorer display,
select [My Computer] and double
click [Removable Disk -> DCIM ->
100_0001].
-The image files will then be displayed.
3. Select an image to download.
5. Select the destination folder and click [Paste] from the [Edit] menu.
6. You will find the downloaded files on your computer.
● We recommend that you should copy the images to the PC to view
them. Opening images directly from the removable disk may cause an
unexpected disconnection.
● When you upload a file that is not taken by this camera to the
Removable Disk, the [Camera cannot display this image] message
will be displayed on the LCD monitor in the Playback mode, and [?]
message is displayed in THUMBNAIL mode.
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Removing the removable disk
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista
5. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open. Click the [Close] button
and the removable disk may then be removed safely.
The illustrations may be different from the real display depending on the
Windows O/S.
6. Now you can safely remove the USB cable. Unplug the USB cable.
1. Check whether the camera and PC
is transferring a file. If the Card in
use lamp blinks, you have to wait
until the lamp goes out.
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
Digital camera is automatically recognized by the Macintosh when connected.
Click
2. Right-click [Safely remove the
hardware] icon.
1. Check the version of Mac OS.
- This camera is compatible with Mac OS 10.2 or later.
2. Connect the camera to the Macintosh and turn the camera power on.
- A new icon will be displayed on the desktop after connecting the camera to the
MAC.
3. The [Safely Remove Hardware]
window will open. Select the [USB
Mass Storage Device] and click
the [Stop] button.
Using the USB Driver for MAC
Click
Digital camera is automatically recognized by the Macintosh when connected.
1. Double click a new icon on the desktop,
- The folder in the memory will be displayed.
4. The [Stop a Hardware device]
window will open. Select the
[SAMSUNG DIGITAL_ CAMERA
USB Device] and click the [OK]
button.
2. Select an image file and copy or move it to MAC.
For Mac OS 10.2 or later : First complete uploading from computer to camera
and then remove the removable disk with the Extract command.
Click
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Samsung Master
You can download, view, edit and save your digital images and movies with
this software. This software is only compatible with Windows.
To start the program, click [Start J Programs J Samsung J Samsung Master
J Samsung Master].
3. Click [Next>] button.
4. Select a destination and make a
new folder in which to save
downloaded images and folders.
Downloading images
1. Connect the camera to your PC.
2. A window for downloading images
will display after connecting the
camera and your PC.
- To download the captured images,
select the [Select All] button.
- Select desired folder in the window
and click the [Select All] button.
You can save captured images and
selected folder.
- If you click the [Cancel] button, downloading will be cancelled.
5. Click [Next>] button.
Click
Click
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Samsung Master
6. A window will open as shown.
The destination of the selected
folder will be displayed along the
top of the window.
Click the [Start] button to download
the images.
Click
7. Downloaded images will be
displayed.
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Samsung Master
Image viewer
You can view the stored images.
1
5
6
1 Menu bar
You can select menus.
File, Edit, View, Tools, Change functions, Auto download, help, etc.
2 Image in Folder selection window
2
You can select the desired images in this window.
3 Media type selection menu
You can select image viewer, image edit, movie edit functions in this
menu.
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3
4 Preview window
You can preview a image or a movie clip and check the multi media
information.
5 Zoom bar
4
You can change preview size.
6 Folder display window
You can see the folder location of the selected image.
7 Image display window
Images of the selected folder are displayed.
Refer to the [Help] menu in Samsung Master for further information.
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Image edit
You can edit the still image.
1 Edit menu
You can select the following menus.
1
4
[Tools]
You can resize or crop the selected image.
[Adjust] You can modify image quality.
[Retouch] You can change image or insert effects on the image.
2 Drawing tools
Tools for editing an image.
3 Image display window
A selected image displays in this window.
4 Preview window
You can preview the changed image.
2
● Refer to the [Help] menu in Samsung Master for further information.
● A still image edited with Samsung Master can’t be played back on the
camera.
3
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Samsung Master
Movie edit
You can have still images, movies, narration and music all in one movie file.
1 Edit menu
1
You can select the following menus.
[Add Media] You can add other media elements to a movie.
[Edit Clip] You can change the brightness, contrast, colour and saturation.
[Effects]
You can insert an effect.
[Set Text] You can insert texts.
[Narrate]
You can insert a narration.
[Produce] You can save the edited multi media as a new file name.
2 Frame display window
You can insert multi media in this window.
2
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Refer to the [Help] menu in Samsung Master for further information.
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0, you can develop RAW files after editing them as you like. You can also edit JPEG or TIFF files in the same way you edit
the RAW files. This software is only compatible with Windows OS. This software is only compatible with Windows XP and Vista. You can use this software using
the Windows 98SE, ME, 2000. However, the complete operation can not be warranted for use.
To start the program, click [Start -> All Programs -> Samsung RAW Converter 2.0 → Samsung RAW Converter 2.0]
Developing the RAW files
1 Menu bar
2 Image editing tools
1
[Exposure bias]
[White balance]
[Tone]
[Colour]
[Sharpness]
[Development]
2
Compensates the exposure value.
Adjusts the white balance value.
Adjusts the contrast.
Changes the colour.
Adjusts the sharpness.
Previewing is available for the final output.
3 Highlight controller
Adjusts the saturation and highlights of the selected image.
3
4 Histogram
Displays the colour layers of the selected image.
5 Preview window
Displays the selected image.
5
4
Refer to the [Help] menu in Samsung RAW Converter 2.0 for further
information.
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Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
Correcting the exposure
The main feature of the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0 is that you can keep the best quality of the images as you make changes to the RAW files while editing.
After making changes to the brightness or contrast, you can still obtain the same result whichever you change first. The following images show how you can
change the exposure to the image using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
You can see the changed results in the histogram windows as shown images:
You can adjust the
exposure by using the
menu option as shown
in the picture.
Menu option for
adjusting the
exposure.
▲ Original image
P Mode, Aperture: f = 22,
Shutter Speed: 1/15sec, ISO = 50
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▲ Original image
▲ Changed image after correcting the
exposure.
▲ Changed image after correcting
the exposure.
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0
Handling the JPEG/TIFF files as you edit RAW files
Saving the RAW files into JPEG or TIFF format
Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0, you can handle the JPEG/TIFF files as
you edit RAW files. You can adjust the white balance, sharpness, and reducing
the noise is also available. The following images show how the contrast was
changed on the TIFF image using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0.
You can save the RAW files into JPEG or TIFF format using the Samsung
RAW Converter 2.0.
You can adjust the
contrast by using the
menu option as shown
in the picture.
Menu option for adjusting the contrast.
1. Choose the image you
want to edit and then
select [Development(D)] 
[Development(S)...].
2. Select the type of file as
JPEG or TIFF and then click
[Save(S)].
-The selected file is saved as
JPEG or TIFF format.
▲ Original image
P Mode, Aperture: f = 22,
Shutter Speed: 1/15sec, ISO = 50
▲ Changed image after adjusting the
contrast.
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MEMO
How to Make a
Photo Print
Explains how to make a photo print.
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Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
Printing Single Images
Settings for All Images
Printing Using PictBridge
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
Printing Single Images
Printing All Images
Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings
Disconnecting the Cable from the Printer
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
You can order conventional photograph prints by taking the Memory Card
with recorded images to any store offering this printing service.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings allow you to specify the number of
copies or to imprint the date.
4. Press the direction button (▲).
- The DPOF screen appears. If DPOF settings
have already been made for an image, the
previous number of prints and date setting
(off)) will be displayed.
( (on) or
DPOF settings cannot be applied to RAW images.
Copies
Date
: All images
5. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select the number of copies and press
the direction buttons (▼).
Printing Single Images
- The frame moves to [Date].
Set the following items for each image.
• Copies : Selects the number of copies. You can print up to 99 copies.
• Date
: Specifies whether you want the date inserted on the print or not.
1. Press the playback button (
).
6. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
whether to insert the date or not .
-(
-(
) : The date will be imprinted.
) : The date will not be imprinted.
Copies
Date
- The most recently captured image (image
with the largest file number) is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
7. Press the OK button.
- The DPOF settings are saved and the camera returns to Playback status.
2. Press the direction buttons (◄►) on your
camera to select a desired image.
: All images
: Set
● Depending on the printer or printing equipment at the photo processing
lab, the date may not be imprinted on the pictures even if the DPOF
setting was made.
● To cancel DPOF settings, set the number of copies to [00] in Step 5 and
press the OK button.
3. Press the Fn button.
- The Fn menu appears.
: Move
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: Set
: Exit
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
Settings for All Images
5. Press the OK button.
In the thumbnail view, you can set the DPOF (Digital print Order Format) for
many images at once.
- The DPOF settings for all the images are saved and the camera returns to
Playback status.
1. Press the Fn button in Playback mode.
- The Fn menu appears.
● The number of copies specified in settings for all images applies to all
the images. Before printing, check that the number is correct.
● Settings for single images are cancelled when settings are made for all
images.
: Back
: Exit
2. Press the direction button (▲) on your
camera.
- The DPOF screen appears.
Copies
Date
: All images
: Set
3. Press the Fn button.
- The screen for making DPOF settings for all
images appears.
4. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
the number of copies and whether to insert
the date or not.
DPOF setting for all
images
Copies
Date
: Back
: Set
- ( ) : The date will be imprinted.
- ( ) : The date will not be imprinted.
Refer to Steps 5 and 6 in “Printing Single Images“ for details of how to make the
settings.
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Printing Using PictBridge
This function lets you print images directly from the camera without using a PC
(direct printing).
Connect the camera and PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB
cable to print directly. After connecting the camera to the printer, select the
images you want to print, the number of copies and whether to insert the date
or not. Direct printing is performed in the following steps.
1. Set the [USB] on the [SETUP MENU] to
[Print].
2. Connect the camera to the printer.
3. Set the printing options.
- Print single images
- Print all images
- Print with DPOF settings
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Connect the camera and a PictBridge compatible printer using the USB cable
supplied with the camera.
SETUP MENU
Video Out
USB
Computer
Auto Power Off
Printer
Folder Name
Change File Name
Sensor Cleaning
Dust Removal
: Set
: Cancel
● Use of the AC Power Adapter (SAC-82, sold separately) is
recommended when connecting the camera to a printer.
If the AC Power Adapter is not used, the printer may not work properly
or the image data may be lost if the batteries run out of power while the
camera is connected to the printer.
● Do not disconnect the USB cable during data transfer.
● Depending on the type of printer, not all the settings made on the
camera (such as print settings and DPOF settings) may be valid.
● If the number of copies is set to more than “500” in the printer option, a
failure may occur when you attempt to print.
● You cannot use the camera to select multiple images for printing on a
single sheet. Make the settings on the printer. For details, refer to the
operating manual for your printer.
● RAW images cannot be printed directly. Use a PC to print RAW
images.
● See the software instructions when connecting to a PC.
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Connecting the Camera to the Printer
3. Turn the printer on.
4. After printer start-up is complete, turn the
camera on.
- The PictBridge menu appears.
Select Printing Mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF Auto Print
DPOF
: Move
: Set
● PictBridge menu is not displayed if [USB] is set to [Computer].
● [DPOF Auto Print] can be selected only with printers that support
[DPOF Auto Print] function.
Printing Using PictBridge
Printing Single Images
6. Press the OK button.
- The print settings confirmation screen
appears. Proceed to Step 12 to print the
images by default. To change the print
settings, go to Step 7.
1. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) on your
camera to select [Print One].
Select Printing Mode
2. Press the OK button.
Print One
Print All
DPOF Auto Print
DPOF
: Set
: Move
- The Print one screen appears.
3. Press the direction buttons (◄►) to select
an image to print.
Copies
4. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) to select
the number of copies.
- You can print up to 99 copies.
: The date will be printed.
: The date will not be printed.
7. Press the Fn button.
8. Select [Paper Size] and press the direction
button (►).
- The Paper Size screen appears.
Date
: Date
: Back
5. Press the Fn button to select whether to insert the Date or not.
-
: Change
: Back
- The screen for changing print settings
appears.
Print this image
: Print
Print according
to settings?
Paper Size
Paper Type
Quality
Border Status
9. Press the direction buttons (
the paper size.
) to select
- You can only choose a size that is
supported by your printer. When the
Paper Size is set to [Standard], images are
printed according to the printer settings.
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
: Print
PictBridge
Paper Size
Paper Type
Quality
Border Status
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
: Back
Paper Size
Standard
Card
L
100X150
Postcard
4"X6"
: Cancel
2L
8"X10"
A4
Letter
11"X17
A3
: Set
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Printing Using PictBridge
10. Press the OK button.
11. Repeat Steps 8 to 10 to set [Paper Type], [Quality] and [Border Status].
- The print settings change screen appears after each item has been set. When
the Paper Size is set to [Standard], images are printed according to the printer
settings.
- [Paper Type] : Standard,
(Best),
(Good),
(Normal)
- [Quality] : Standard,
(Super fine),
(Fine),
(Normal)
- [Border Status] : Standard, With, Without
12. Press the OK button twice.
- The image is printed according to the settings. Press the MENU button to cancel
printing.
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Printing Using PictBridge
Printing All Images
5. Press the OK button on the print settings
confirmation screen.
- All the images are printed according to the
settings. Press the MENU button to cancel
printing.
1. Press the direction buttons(▲▼) on your
camera to select [Print All].
Printing
Select Printing Mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF Auto Print
DPOF
2. Press the OK button.
: Move
3. Select the number of copies and whether to
imprint the date or not.
Print all images
- The Print all images screen appears.
- The number of copies and the date setting
that you choose apply to all of the images.
Refer to Steps 4 and 5 of “Printing Single
Images” for details on how to change the
settings.
Copies
: Date
: Back
: Print aborted
: Set
Date
Total 32
: Print
4. Press the OK button.
- The print settings confirmation screen appears. Refer to Steps 7 and 8 of “Printing
Single Images” for details on how to change the settings.
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Printing Using PictBridge
Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings
1. Press the direction buttons (▲▼) on your
camera to select [DPOF Auto Print].
Disconnecting the Cable from the Printer
When you have finished printing, turn off the camera.
Select Printing Mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF Auto Print
DPOF
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer.
: Set
: Move
2. Press the OK button.
- The Print with DPOF settings screen
appears. Press the direction buttons
(◄►) to check the number of copies for each
image, whether the date is imprinted or not,
and total number of copies. Print settings are
set with the Print Service.
Print with DPOF
settings
Copies
Total
Date
: Back
: Print
3. Press the OK button.
- The print settings confirmation screen appears. Refer to Steps 7 and 8 of “Printing
Single Images” for details on how to change the settings.
4. Press the OK button on the print settings confirmation screen.
- The images are printed according to the settings. Press the MENU button to
cancel printing.
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1. Turn off the camera.
Appendix
Explains troubleshooting and introduces the special
terms used in this user guide.
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Optional Accessories
External Flash (SEF-54PZF / SEF-36PZF)
Camera Case
Others
Troubleshooting
Main Specifications
Glossary
Index
Correct Disposal of This Product
FCC notice
Optional Accessories
Dedicated accessories are available for this camera. Please contact a service
centre for details regarding accessories.
Camera Case
• Camera Case SCP-D2
External Flash (SEF-54PZF / SEF-36PZF)
This is an auto flash unit with a maximum guide number of 54 (ISO 100/m) /
36 (ISO 100/m).
Its features include slave-sync flash, contrast-control-sync flash, AF spot
beam, high-speed sync, wireless flash and front/rear curtain-sync.
Others
The accessories below are the same as the accessories that are packaged
with the camera.
• Viewfinder cap
• Eyecup
• Strap
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Troubleshooting
Error Messages
Memory card full
No image
Description
The Memory Card is full and no more images
can be saved. Insert a new Memory Card or delete
unwanted images.
You may be able to save new images by changing
the quality level or recorded pixels.
No card in camera
The Memory Card is not inserted in the camera.
Memory card error
The Memory Card has a problem, and image
capture and playback are impossible. It may be
viewable on a PC but not the camera.
Card not formatted
The Memory Card you have inserted is
unformatted or has been formatted on a computer
or other device and is not compatible with this
camera. Use after formatting with the camera.
Card locked
Description
This image is protected
Rotation information cannot be
saved
The selected rotated image is protected.
Remove protection from the image.
Cannot use this card
The inserted card cannot be used on a camera.
Insert a usable card.
Battery depleted
The batteries are exhausted.
Recharge the current battery or replace with a new
one.
Not enough battery remaining
to clean sensor
Appears during Sensor cleaning if battery set level
is insufficient.
Replace the battery set with a new one or use an
AC adaptor.
There are no images for playback on the Memory
Card.
You are trying to play back an image in a format
not supported by this camera. You may be able
Camera cannot display this image
to play it back on another brand of camera or your
computer.
Card is locked
Rotation information cannot be
saved
Error Messages
The maximum folder number (999) and file number
(9999) are being used, and no more images can be
Image folder could not be created saved.
Insert a new Memory Card or format the card.
The image is not stored
The image could not be saved because of an
Memory Card error.
Settings not stored
The DPOF settings file could not be saved because
Memory Card is full. Delete unwanted images and
set DPOF again.
RAW images cannot be set
DPOF cannot be applied to the RAW images.
A locked Memory Card is inserted in the camera.
Unlock the Memory Card.
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Troubleshooting
Error Messages
Description
RAW images are not supported
RAW images cannot be processed using the
digital filter.
This image can not be filtered.
When digital filter is started from [PLAYBACK
MENU] menu, this message appears if all saved
images are RAW files or images captured with
other cameras.
No DPOF files
No file set with DPOF. Set DPOF and print.
Printer error
There is an error with the printer and the file cannot
be printed. Fix error and print.
No paper in a printer
Printer has run out of paper. Put paper in printer
and print.
No ink in a printer
Printer has run out of ink. Replace ink and print.
Paper stuck in a printer
Paper is jammed in printer. Remove paper and
print.
Data error
A data error has occurred during printing.
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Troubleshooting
We recommend checking the following items before contacting a service
centre.
Problem
Camera does
not turn on.
The shutter does
not release.
The Autofocus
does not work.
Cause
Remedy
Batteries are not
installed.
Check if batteries are installed. If not, install
batteries.
Battery power is low.
Replace with a charged battery set or use
the AC Power Adapter.
The Aperture Ring is
not in the A position.
Set the Aperture Ring to the A position or set
the [Use Aperture Ring] on the [CUSTOM2
MENU] to [On].
Flash is charging.
Wait until charging is finished.
Flash may not fire even though you set
[Release in Charging] to [On] in the
[CUSTOM2 MENU].
No available space
on Memory Card.
Insert Memory Card with available space or
delete unwanted images.
Recording.
Wait until recording is finished.
Subject is difficult to
focus on.
Autofocus cannot focus well on subjects
that have low contrast (the sky, white walls),
dark colours, intricate designs, are moving
quickly or scenery shot through a window or
a net-like pattern.
Lock focus on another object located at
same distance (press shutter release button
halfway), then aim at target
and press shutter release button fully.
Alternatively, use manual focus.
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Subject is not in
focusing area.
Position subject in focus frame in middle
of viewfinder. If the subject is outside the
focusing area aim the camera at the subject
and lock the focus (press shutter release
button halfway), then compose picture and
press the shutter release button fully.
Subject is too close.
Move away from the subject and take a
picture.
The focus mode is
set to MF.
Set the focus mode lever to SAF / CAF.
The focus mode is
set to CAF
(Continuous mode).
Set the focus mode to SAF (Single mode).
AE lock function
does not
operate.
AE lock is not
available when set
to (Auto mode),
B (Bulb) mode or X
(Flash X-synchro)
mode.
Use AE lock with any setting other than
(Auto mode), B (Bulb) mode or X (Flash
X-synchro) mode.
USB connection
with computer
does not work
properly*.
The transfer mode is
set from the [USB] to Set transfer mode to [Computer].
[Printer].
The Autofocus
does not work.
USB connection
with printer does The transfer mode is
set from the [USB] to Set transfer mode to [Printer].
not work
[Computer].
properly.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Shake
Reduction
does not work.
Cause
Remedy
Shake Reduction
function is turned off.
Turn on the Shake Reduction switch.
Shake Reduction
function is not set
Properly.
If a lens for which focal length information
cannot be acquired is used, set the
[Focal Length] on the [
OIS] menu.
Shutter speed is too
low for Shake.
Reduction function
to be effective
when panning or
shooting night
scenes, etc..
Turn off the Shake Reduction function and
use a tripod.
Optical image
stabilization (OIS)
Move away from the subject, or turn off the
may not work if shots
Shake Reduction function and use a tripod.
are taken at a very
short distance.
* In rare cases, the camera may not operate correctly due to static electricity.
This can be remedied by taking the batteries out and putting them back in again.
When the mirror remains in the up position, take the batteries out and put them
back in again. Then, turn the power on. The mirror will retract.
If this procedure is successful and the camera operates correctly, no repairs will
be required.
* Refer to the software instructions for details on connecting the camera to a PC.
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Troubleshooting
Please check the following if the USB connection malfunctions.
Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
The USB cable is not connected or you are using a cable with an
incorrect specification.
Ä Use a USB cable with the correct specification.
Case 6
When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start € (Settings)
€ Control Panel € (Performance and Maintenance) € System €
(Hardware) € Device Manager), there are [Unknown Devices] or
[Other Devices] entries with a yellow question mark (?) beside them
or devices with an exclamation mark (!) beside them.
Ä Right-click on the entry with the question (?) or exclamation
(!) mark and select “Remove”. Restart the PC and connect the
camera the again. For Windows 98 PC, remove the camera
driver also, restart the PC, and then reinstall the camera driver.
Case 7
In some security programs (Norton Anti Virus, V3, etc.), the
computer may not recognise the camera as a removable disk.
Ä Stop the security programs and connect the camera to the
computer. Refer to the security program instructions about
how to stop the program.
Case 8
If a PC connected with the camera stops responding while Windows
is starting.
Ä In this case, disconnect the PC and the camera and Windows will
start. If the problem happens continuously, set the Legacy USB
Support to disable and restart the PC. The Legacy USB Support
is in the BIOS setup menu (The BIOS setup menu differs from
the PC manufacturers and some BIOS menus don’t have Legacy
USB Support). If you can’t change the menu by yourself, contact
the PC manufacturer or BIOS manufacturer.
Case 9
The camera is connected to the USB port located on the front of the
computer.
Ä When the camera is connected to the USB port located on
the front of the computer, the computer may not recognise
the camera. Connect the camera to the USB port located on
the back of the computer.
The camera is not recognized by your PC. Sometimes, the camera
may appear under [Unknown Devices] in Device Manager.
Ä Turn off the camera, remove the USB cable, plug in the USB
cable again, and then turn on the camera.
There is an unexpected error during file transfer.
Ä Turn the camera power off and on again. Transfer the file
again.
Case 4
When using the USB hub?
Ä There may be a problem in connecting the camera to the
PC through the USB hub if the PC and the hub are not
compatible. Wherever possible, connect the camera to the
PC directly.
Case 5
If used with any other USB devices?
Ä The camera may malfunction when it is connected to the PC
at the same time as another USB cable. In this case, disconnect the other USB cable, and connect only one USB cable
to the PC.
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Main Specifications
Image
Sensor
Lens
Type
23.4×15.5mm, CMOS
Effective Pixel
Approx. 14.6 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel
Approx. 15.1 Mega-pixel
Mount
PENTAX bayonet KAF2 mount
Type
Usable Lens
Schneider D-XENON, D-XENOGON, SAMSUNG lens
* PENTAX DSLR lenses are available
* KAF2, KAF, KA mount lenses
Modes
Type
Pentaprism, Natural-Bright-Matte II Focusing Screen
Field of View
Viewfinder Magnification
Diopter
Adjustment
LCD Monitor
Preview
Focusing
Shutter
Exposure
Control
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Flash
About 95%
About 0.95X (50mm F1.4 lens•∞)
About -2.5 ~ +1.5m-1
Type
Type
TTL phase-matching 11-point AF
Modes
AF Single, Continuous AF, Manual focus
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed
Guide Number
AEL
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (1/3EV or 1/2EV
step), 6400 (User setting) When expanded
Bulb mode: 1600 (Maximum)
Built-in retractable P-TTL manual pop-up flash
Auto, Fill-in, Auto & Red eye, Fill-in & Red eye,
Front curtain synchro, Front curtain synchro & Red eye,
Rear curtain synchro, Wireless
13 (at ISO 100)
Angle of View Coverage 28 mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
Sync. Speed
1/180sec., Red-eye reduction (Control Range : -2 ~ +1 EV)
Recharging Time
3.6 Sec (when flash fired at maximum)
External Flash
Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD Monitor, 2.7”
(approximately 230K pixels), Brightness & Color control,
Wide angle view
Live View(up to 3 minutes.), Optical Preview,
Digital Preview
Metering
System
AE Lock
Exposure
Control ISO
Synchro
SEF-36PZF, SEF-54PZF (optional)
Hot Shoe, X Synchro socket (Sync. Speed : 1/180sec.)
High Speed Synchro, Wireless Synchro (External Flash)
Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
(W, D, N), Flash, Manual, Color Temperature (1, 2, 3)
Modes
Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual,
Bulb, Flash X-sync., User mode
Auto : 1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (No step)
Manual : 1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV or 1/2EV step) Bulb
Live View
Field of View : Approx. 97%
Magnification(4X, 8X), Grid display, AF Frame
TTL open-aperture 16-segment
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12sec., 2sec.),
Remote Control, Auto Bracket, Expand Bracket,
Multi Exposure
Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering range : EV0 ~ 21 (ISO100•50mm F1.4)
Modes
Auto, Program, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority
AE, Sensitivity Priority AE, Shutter & Aperture Priority,
Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync, User Mode
Compensation
±3 EV (1/2 EV step), ±2EV (1/3 EV step)
White
Balance
Shooting
Picture Wizard
Continuous
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Custom 1, Custom 2
* Parameter : ±4 (9-step)
JPEG : 3fps (Hi Continuous : up to 38 shots)
2.3fps (Lo Continuous : depends on memory
capacity)
RAW : 3fps (Hi Continuous : up to 16 shots)
2.3fps (Lo Continuous : up to 16 shots)
Main Specifications
Type
Effective
Range
Dust Reduction
Shake
Reduction
Self-timer
Image Sensor Shift
Digital Output : USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Max. 4EV (depends on lens and shooting conditions)
Video Output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
Yes
2sec., 12sec., Remote control, Remote control 3sec.
Remote control Continuous (Compatible with Pentax
Remote Control, Optional)
Media
SD (up to 4GB guaranteed), MMC (up to 2GB guaranteed),
SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)
File Format
RAW (DNG), JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1,
PictBridge 1.0
Image Size
Capacity
(512MB)
Image
Play
14.6M : RAW 21
14.6M : Super Fine (1)35, Super Fine(2)61, Fine 109,
Normal 213
10M : Super Fine (1)52, Super Fine (2)87, Fine 153,
Normal 319
6M : Super Fine (1)91, Super Fine (2)147, Fine 254,
Normal 474
2M : Super Fine (1)239, Super Fine (2)381, Fine 639,
Normal 1060
¬These figures are measured under Samsung’ s standard
conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions
and camera settings.
Type
Single image, Thumbnail, Rotate, Slide Show (4-type
Transition Effect), Histogram, Magnification (up to 32X)
Edit
Rotate, Digital Filter
Digital Filter
B&W (4 types), Sepia (3 types), Color Selection (18 types),
Color (6 types), Soft (3 steps), Illustration, HDR (3 steps),
Slim (±8 steps), Brightness (±8 steps)
DC Power Input Connector : DC 8.3V, 2A (100 ~ 240V)
External Release Socket
X Synchro Socket for External Flash
Power
Source
JPEG : 14.6M (4672×3104), 10M (3872×2592),
6M (3008×2000), 2M (1824×1216)
RAW : 14.6M (4672×3104 pixel)
Storage
Interface
Dedicated
battery
Lithium ion battery : SLB-1674, Charger : SBC-L6,
Battery life
Approx. 500 min./1,000 shots (without flash on),
Approx. 430 min./860 shots (with flash 50% on),
Approx. 400 min./800 shots (with flash 100% on)
Dimensions(WxHxD)
Weight
142mm×101mm×71.5mm
(excluding the projecting parts of the camera)
727g (Body only) ,
806g (Memory card & Battery included)
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%
Software
Samsung Master, Samsung RAW Converter 2.0,
Adobe Reader
Application
• Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Glossary
AdobeRGB
Colour Temperature
Colour space recommended by Adobe Systems, Inc. for commercial printing. Wider
range of colour reproduction than sRGB. Covers most of the colour range so colours only
available when printed are not lost when editing images from a computer. When image is
opened by non-compatible software, the colours look lighter.
This numerically expresses the colour of the light source illuminating the subject. This
is indicated in absolute temperature, using Kelvin (K) units. The colour of light shifts to
a bluish colour as the colour temperature rises, and to a reddish colour as the colour
temperature falls.
AE Metering
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
Brightness of subject is measured to determine exposure. In this camera, select from
[Multi-segment Metering], [Centre-weighted Metering] and [Spot Metering].
The Design rule for Camera File System was created by the Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Aperture
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor.
Rules for writing information onto a card with recorded images regarding the specific
images and number of copies to be printed. Prints can easily be made by taking images
to a DPOF photo printing store.
Auto Bracket
For automatically changing the shooting conditions. When the shutter button is pressed,
three images are shot. The first one has no compensation, the second is under-exposed
and the third is overexposed.
Camera Shake (Blur)
When the camera moves while the shutter is open, the entire image appears blurred.
This occurs more often when shutter speed is low. Prevent camera shake by raising the
sensitivity, using the flash, or by using a faster shutter speed. Alternatively, use a tripod to
stabilize the camera. Because camera motion causes camera shake, use the self-timer,
the remote control unit, and the cable switch to prevent this.
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide semi-conductor)
Refers to Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS). It is used in most Digital
Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras to “convert” light into the camera sensor. The CMOS
sensor is an important feature that determines the quality of digital photos.
Colour space
A defined range of colours from the spectrum which are used. In digital cameras, [sRGB]
is defined as the standard Colour Space by Exif. In this camera, [AdobeRGB] is also used
because of its richer colour expression over sRGB.
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Depth of Field
Area of focus. This depends on the aperture, lens focal length, and distance to the subject. For example, select a smaller aperture to increase the depth of field or use a larger
aperture to decrease the depth of field.
DNG RAW file
DNG (Digital Negative) is a general-purpose RAW file format designed by Adobe
Systems.
Exposure
Total amount of light allowed to fall on the photographic medium.
Exposure is determined by the combination of the aperture value and the shutter speed.
EV (Exposure Value)
EV steps are numbers which refer to certain combinations of lens aperture and shutter
speed. There is one EV step difference between the aperture stop 4 and 5.6 for example.
EV Compensation
Process of adjusting the image brightness by changing the shutter speed and aperture
value.
Glossary
Exif (Exchangable Image File Format)
Noise Reduction
A standard digital camera file format established by the Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Process to reduce noise (image roughness or unevenness) caused by slow shutter
speed.
Gradation
NTSC/PAL
The total contrast range of an image. Also the range of light and dark tones in a scene that
a camera sensor is capable of registering.
Histogram
A graph that shows the darkest and brightest points in an image. The horizontal axis
represents the brightness and the vertical axis represents the number of pixels. This is
useful when you wish to refer to the exposure status of an image.
Image Resolution
The term image resolution refers to the number of pixels in a digital photo. You can get a
large picture in good condition with high-resolution.
These are video output formats. NTSC is mainly used in Japan, North America, and
South Korea. PAL is mainly used in Europe and in China.
RAW data
Unedited image data output from the CCD. RAW data is data before being internally
processed by the camera. Settings like White balance, contrast, saturation and sharpness
can be manipulated individually on each file. In addition, RAW data is 12-bit data that
contains 16 times the information of 8-bit JPEG and TIFF data. Rich gradations are
possible. Transfer RAW data to your computer and use the provided software to create
image data with different settings, such as JPEG or TIFF.
sRGB (Standard RGB)
Image Quality
Image quality is affected by the compression rate of the digital image. A high-quality photo
has a low compression rate.
International standard of colour space established by the IEC (International
Electrotechnical Commission). This is defined from colour space for PC monitors and
is also used as the standard colour space for Exif.
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter Speed
The sensitivity of the camera to light; the equivalent of film speed in a camera using film.
With a high sensitivity, images can be shot with a high shutter speed even in dimly lit
places, reducing camera shake. However, images with high sensitivity are more
susceptible to noise.
Vignetting
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
An image compression method. The image is recorded in JPEG format when the quality
level is set to (Super fine (1)), (Super fine (2)), (Fine), or (Good). Images
recorded in JPEG format are suitable for viewing on your PC or for attaching to e-mail.
ND (Neutral Density) Filter
A filter which reduces the amount of light entering the camera lens by a measured
amount, without affecting the picture itself.
The total exposure is proportional to the shutter speed. A fast shutter speed can capture a
stopped motion of a moving subject.
Vignetting occurs when corners of pictures are darkened because the subject was
blocked by the hood or filter or the flash was blocked.
White Balance
While shooting, colour temperature is adjusted to match the light source so that the
subject appears to have the correct colour.
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Index
Symbol
Auto mode ...............................033
Automatic program exposure
mode ........................................080
Aperture priority mode ............082
Shutter priority mode ...............083
Aperture priority mode ............084
Shutter & Aperture priority mode ..085
Manual mode...........................086
Bulb mode ...............................087
Flash X-sync mode .................088
User Mode ...............................089
OIS (Optical Image
Stabilization) ............................026
Flash button .................... 099, 100
Auto Bracket ............................ 090
MENU Menu button.............................053
Delete button ...................116~118
INFO INFO button .................... 028~029
Fn
Fn button..................................036
Playback button ....................... 110
AF
Auto Focus button ...................061
Exposure compensation (button) .047
LCD panel lamp button ...........069
Lock button .............................. 119
AE-L AE-L button ..............................048
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A
AE Lock ................................................ 048
AF by Press Halfway ........................... 061
Auto Power Off ..................................... 073
Auto focus.............................................040
Auto Rotation........................................068
Aperture ................................................045
Auto Discharge.....................................099
Auto mode ............................................033
Auto EVC..............................................063
Auto bracket ......................................... 090
AdobeRGB ...........................................056
Aperture priority mode .........................084
AE-L ...................................................... 048
AF..........................................................040
AF Button Function ..............................061
CUSTOM1 MENU ...............................060
CUSTOM2 MENU ...............................066
Continuous Shooting ...........................036
Change File Name ...............................074
Center-weighted metering ...................047
Compensating Flash Output ............... 102
CAF .......................................................040
D
Dust Alert .............................................. 075
Daylight-sync shooting.........................101
Drive mode ...........................................036
Digital Preview............................. 038, 078
Digital Filter ........................................... 078
Deleting images ................................... 116
Depth of Field .......................................046
DPOF ....................................................138
B
Built-in Flash .........................................098
Battery grip ...........................................021
Bulb mode ............................................087
Beep......................................................070
C
Card access lamp ................................014
Contrast ................................................ 054
Catch in Focus .....................................061
Colour Tone ..........................................054
Colour temperature ..............................092
Colour Temp. Unit ................................ 064
Colour Space........................................056
Front dial ...............................................047
Format .................................................. 070
File Format ........................................... 055
Flash ............................................ 098~107
Folder Name.........................................073
Fixing the focus ....................................042
Flash X-sync speed .............................088
Flash in Wireless Mode .......................069
Fn ..........................................................036
Fine Tune when AWB ..........................063
G
Green button ........................................066
H
High-speed flash sync mode...............106
High Noise ............................................064
Histogram .............................................030
E
Eyecup ..................................................146
Exposure ..............................................047
Exposure Warning ...............................077
Exposure compensation ......................047
External Flash ......................................105
Extended Bracket................................. 057
F
Fill-in flash.............................................100
Focus mode lever ................................ 040
Focusing Area ......................................041
Focus indicator ..................................... 043
I
Initial Zoom ...........................................068
ISO Sensitivity ...................................... 096
ISO Steps .............................................065
ISO Display........................................... 064
Interval shooting ...................................057
J
JPEG Quality........................................ 055
JPEG Size ............................................055
Index
L
Liveview ....................................... 038, 056
Lens ......................................................024
Lens unlock button ...............................024
LCD monitor ......................................... 027
Link AF Point & AE ...............................060
LCD Brightness ....................................072
LCD colour adjustment ........................ 072
Language/
....................................071
M
Metering time........................................062
Metering method ..................................047
Multi Exposure......................................058
Manual focus ........................................043
Mirror lock up ........................................050
Mirror up ...............................................074
Memory of settings...............................059
Memory Card .......................................019
Multi-segment metering .......................047
MF .........................................................043
N
Number of shots...................................058
Noise Redution.....................................064
O
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) ........059
Operating mode dial ............................027
P
Program Line........................................062
Pixel Mapping.......................................076
Picture Wizard ......................................054
PictBridge .............................................140
Preview Method ...................................068
Protecting images ................................ 119
Playback mode .................................... 110
Q
Quick View............................................ 077
R
Rear dial ...............................................031
Red-eye reduction................................100
RAW............................................. 049, 056
RAW+ .......................................... 049, 056
Remote control .....................................052
Reset Custom1 ....................................060
Reset Custom2 ....................................066
Reset..................................................... 076
Recording information.......................... 110
Release in Charging ............................067
S
Shutter release button .........................034
Shutter Speed ......................................045
Shutter priority mode............................083
Sensor Cleaning ..................................074
Setting the exposure ............................045
Slow-speed-sync.................................. 103
Set RAW button ...................................056
Setting the printing service ..................138
Saving Rotation Info.............................068
Sensitivity priority mode .......................082
Saturation .............................................054
Setup menu ..........................................070
Sharpness ............................................054
Self-Timer ............................................. 051
Superimpose AF Area..........................060
Spot metering .......................................047
SAF .............................................. 033, 040
Slideshow ............................................. 112
sRGB ....................................................056
Z
Zoom ring .............................................035
No.
1st curtain sync .................................... 101
2nd curtain sync., .................................101
U
User Mode ............................................089
USB.......................................................073
Use Aperture Ring................................066
V
Viewfinder ............................................. 031
Video Out.............................................. 072
Video cable ...........................................120
W
WB adjustable range ...........................063
White Balance ......................................094
WB when using flash ...........................063
Wireless Mode .....................................107
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Correct Disposal of This Product
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste
Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product
or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed of with other
household wastes at the end of its working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from
uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle
it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users
should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local
government office, for details of where and how they can take this item for
environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check
the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with
other commercial wastes for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in
this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate battery
return systems.)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this
product should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working
life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains
mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries
are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the
environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries
from other types of waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
Samsung cares for the environment at all product
manufacturing stages to preserve the environment,
and is taking a number of steps to provide customers
with more environment-friendly products. The Eco mark
represents Samsung’s will to create environment-friendly
products, and indicates that the product satisfies the EU
RoHS Directive.
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The rechargeable battery incorporated in this product is not user replaceable. For
information on its replacement, please contact your service provider.
FCC notice
■ NOTE:
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:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
■ CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
■ Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name
: SAMSUNG DIGITAL IMAGING CO., LTD.
Model No
: Samsung GX-20
Responsible Party : SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
Address
Telephone No.
: 105 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park NJ
: 1-800-SAMSUNG(726-7864)
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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